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Langley nurse Sheila Henry crosses the bridge to New Westminster on Saturday, Oct. 11, en route to completing a 50K run from Langley City to Vancouver to raise awareness about the drug overdose crisis (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley nurse Sheila Henry crosses the bridge to New Westminster on Saturday, Oct. 11, en route to completing a 50K run from Langley City to Vancouver to raise awareness about the drug overdose crisis (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Brothers Tony (left) and Peter Beier have been celebrating Halloween together for the past five years, going a little bigger every time. This year, they set up early on Saturday, Oct. 11, at Peter’s home on Wayburne Crescent in Langley for the benefit of essential workers during the pandemic. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: an early Halloween for essential workers in Langley

Two brothers decide to launch annual light show on Thanksgiving Day weekend to show appreciation

Brothers Tony (left) and Peter Beier have been celebrating Halloween together for the past five years, going a little bigger every time. This year, they set up early on Saturday, Oct. 11, at Peter’s home on Wayburne Crescent in Langley for the benefit of essential workers during the pandemic. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Langley Hospice Society volunteer Manfred Rossdeutscher fills a bag with cranberries Sunday, Oct. 11 at the Cedar Rim Nursery on Glover Road in Langley. Proceeds from the sale go to support the hospice. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Cranberry sale supports Langley Hospice

Weekend fundraiser at Cedar Rim nursery on Glover Road

Langley Hospice Society volunteer Manfred Rossdeutscher fills a bag with cranberries Sunday, Oct. 11 at the Cedar Rim Nursery on Glover Road in Langley. Proceeds from the sale go to support the hospice. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
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The Great BC ShakeOut is typically held on the third Thursday of October, which is Oct. 15 this year but due to COVID-19, organizers are encouraging people to do an earthquake drill whenever it’s convenient for them and socially distanced. (ShakeOutBC graphic)

Langley encouraged to practice earthquake drill despite virus

The Great BC ShakeOut is still scheduled for Oct. 15 but people can do the exercise anytime

The Great BC ShakeOut is typically held on the third Thursday of October, which is Oct. 15 this year but due to COVID-19, organizers are encouraging people to do an earthquake drill whenever it’s convenient for them and socially distanced. (ShakeOutBC graphic)
Volunteers at a recent Clothes2U event (Ernie Jantzen/special to Langley Advance Times)

Aldergrove agency holds a Halloween-themed giveaway in Maple Ridge

Clothes for boys and girls, ladies tops, bottoms, sleepwear, baby clothes, accessories and diapers

Volunteers at a recent Clothes2U event (Ernie Jantzen/special to Langley Advance Times)
SourcesBC started offering extra mental health services in April in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and is accepting donations to the fund that helps pay for the programs. (SourcesBC)

Group behind Sources Langley Food Bank offers enhanced mental health help

Extra stresses and burdens of the global pandemic are spotlighted on World Mental Health Day Oct. 10

SourcesBC started offering extra mental health services in April in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and is accepting donations to the fund that helps pay for the programs. (SourcesBC)
Local nurse Sheila Henry, 41, is running 50-kilometres from Langley to Vancouver on World Mental Health Day (Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020) to raise awareness and funds to fight the overdose crisis in the province. (Sheila Henry/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Local nurse Sheila Henry, 41, is running 50-kilometres from Langley to Vancouver on World Mental Health Day (Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020) to raise awareness and funds to fight the overdose crisis in the province. (Sheila Henry/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Andrea Tirshman photographed the night sky outside her Milner home and is curious about the purple glow. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Skies over central Langley glowed purple Saturday night

A local resident captured photos of the vibrant colour in the night sky on Oct. 3

Andrea Tirshman photographed the night sky outside her Milner home and is curious about the purple glow. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
The Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation is holding online fundraisers after having to cancel most of its events this year. (Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation)

Online fundraiser goes live today to help Langley’s hospital

Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation has had to revamp fundraising due to COVID-19

The Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation is holding online fundraisers after having to cancel most of its events this year. (Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation)
Smith Parr General Store was operated by Charles Smith and his uncle, Henry Parr. (Alder Heritage Society/Special to The Star)

LOCAL HISTORY: Alder Grove Heritage Society celebrates October with family stories

President Tami Quiring is sharing history on Facebook and has asked for community input

Smith Parr General Store was operated by Charles Smith and his uncle, Henry Parr. (Alder Heritage Society/Special to The Star)
Capt. Morley Sagert, accompanied by his family, was honoured with a ‘walk out’ ceremony following his retirement shift at firehall #8 - Walnut Grove. (Jhim Burwell/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Captain retires after 29 years of service in Langley

A 60-year-old Township firefighter retires, trading the job for travel and family time

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Capt. Morley Sagert, accompanied by his family, was honoured with a ‘walk out’ ceremony following his retirement shift at firehall #8 - Walnut Grove. (Jhim Burwell/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Tamara Jansen chats with a police officer at an informal “Coffee with Cops” chat session in Cloverdale in 2019. Jansen was appointed to the Finance Committee Oct. 6. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Jansen appointed to finance committee

Cloverdale -Langley City MP joins several other MPs on bipartisan committee

Tamara Jansen chats with a police officer at an informal “Coffee with Cops” chat session in Cloverdale in 2019. Jansen was appointed to the Finance Committee Oct. 6. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Ron and Peggy Bergen, a retired mechanic and his wife, are retiring from the Cars for Moms program with Acts of Kindness. (Anderline Bredy/Special to the Aldergrove Star)

Longtime Cars for Moms coordinators retire after hitting donation milestone

Ron and Peggy Bergen have volunteered with Acts of Kindness for more than seven years

Ron and Peggy Bergen, a retired mechanic and his wife, are retiring from the Cars for Moms program with Acts of Kindness. (Anderline Bredy/Special to the Aldergrove Star)
The new school at 7844 204B St. needs a name. The community can submit suggestions until Oct. 30. (Langley School District graphic)

Have a hand in naming Langley’s next school

A new elementary is being built in Yorkson and the school district is welcoming suggestions

The new school at 7844 204B St. needs a name. The community can submit suggestions until Oct. 30. (Langley School District graphic)
Participants walked and ran for the Langley Food Bank through a new fundraiser, Langley4Langley, which boasted a optional self-guided socially distanced 10-mile race at Derby Reach. (Tony Markin/Special to the Aldergrove Star)

Langley4Langley community challenge earns $2,000 for Langley Food Bank

Participants were encouraged to raise money while running or walking as much as possible last month

Participants walked and ran for the Langley Food Bank through a new fundraiser, Langley4Langley, which boasted a optional self-guided socially distanced 10-mile race at Derby Reach. (Tony Markin/Special to the Aldergrove Star)
A fundraiser was started Oct. 5, 2020, to support single Vernon father Tony Annecchini, right, whose son, Chase, four, is battling Stage 4 Neuroblastoma. (GoFundMe)

Fundraiser kicked off for single Okanagan dad whose son is battling cancer

Chase Annecchini, 4, was diagnosed with cancer this summer

A fundraiser was started Oct. 5, 2020, to support single Vernon father Tony Annecchini, right, whose son, Chase, four, is battling Stage 4 Neuroblastoma. (GoFundMe)
Jeremy Pue of White Cloud Productions. (screenshot)

Aldergrove filmmaker looking to tell stories of local heroes with new project

Jeremy Pue of White Cloud Productions is applying for a grant to make Aldergrove documentary

Jeremy Pue of White Cloud Productions. (screenshot)
With a recently erected fence and its innards being gutted by the day, the Alder Inn will likely disappear by the end of October. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

PHOTOS: Crews prepare Alder Inn for demolition

Aldergrove landmark operated for six decades before a fire led to its vacancy in 2019

With a recently erected fence and its innards being gutted by the day, the Alder Inn will likely disappear by the end of October. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
Aldergrove Legion Branch 265 held a Canadian flag raising ceremony on Saturday, June 27. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

Aldergrove legion to hold live-streamed Remembrance Day ceremony

Branch 265 will sell poppies and legion-themed masks between Oct. 30 and Nov. 10

Aldergrove Legion Branch 265 held a Canadian flag raising ceremony on Saturday, June 27. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
Aldergrove Legion. (Aldergrove Star files)

Eighteen rolls of sod stolen from Aldergrove legion

Thefts occurred over two nights on Friday and Saturday, says legion executive Doug Tanner

Aldergrove Legion. (Aldergrove Star files)