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Minion characters Kevin, left, and Bob pose on the 86th floor observatory deck at the Empire State Building to celebrate the upcoming film “Minions: The Rise of Gru” on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

‘Minions’ set box office on fire with $108.5-million debut

Film on track to be one of the biggest-ever July 4 weekend openings

Minion characters Kevin, left, and Bob pose on the 86th floor observatory deck at the Empire State Building to celebrate the upcoming film “Minions: The Rise of Gru” on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
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ON COOKING: How to find knives that are a cut above

Look for high-carbon steel in any knives so they stay sharp longer

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Sons of Stanley will be performing live at the Party in the Parque this Friday, July 1 at the bandshell in Douglas Park. The Canada Day festivities run from noon to 4 p.m. (Sons of Stanley/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Sons of Stanley will be performing live at the Party in the Parque this Friday, July 1 at the bandshell in Douglas Park. The Canada Day festivities run from noon to 4 p.m. (Sons of Stanley/Special to Langley Advance Times)
On Saturday, May 28, the legion organized a fundraising dinner of perogies and sausages, served by Langley RCMP officers and firefighters in full dress uniform. (Aldergrove Star files)

Aldergrove hoping for community support this Canada Day

Food, music, and more planned for July 1 celebrations

On Saturday, May 28, the legion organized a fundraising dinner of perogies and sausages, served by Langley RCMP officers and firefighters in full dress uniform. (Aldergrove Star files)
Canadian Museum of Flight president Bruce Friesen and his team will be unveiling a new display called “Aviation and the Crown – A Flight through Time.” (Langley Advance Times files)

Museum marks Queen’s milestone on Canada Day

There is a ceremony planned to commemorate Queen Elizabeth

Canadian Museum of Flight president Bruce Friesen and his team will be unveiling a new display called “Aviation and the Crown – A Flight through Time.” (Langley Advance Times files)
The 21st Canada Day Populaire will feature about 500 riders, some riding 155 km to celebrate 155 years of Canada. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

155 km for 155 years of Canada

BC Randonneurs return to celebrate Canada Day

The 21st Canada Day Populaire will feature about 500 riders, some riding 155 km to celebrate 155 years of Canada. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
This image released by Universal Pictures shows Otto the Minion in a scene from "Minions: The Rise of Gru." (Illumination Entertainment/Universal Pictures via AP)

Review: In ‘Rise of Gru,’ Minion mayhem reigns and will make fans happy

5th instalment of the ‘Despicable Me’ franchise delivers what the audience wants

This image released by Universal Pictures shows Otto the Minion in a scene from "Minions: The Rise of Gru." (Illumination Entertainment/Universal Pictures via AP)
It’s been a few years since Aldergrove came together to celebrate Canada Day with a huge parade downtown. The last one was in 2019 – pre-COVID. But these festivities and more are on tap this coming Friday, July 1. (Aldergrove Star files)

Celebrate Canada Day Aldergrove style

Parade will pass along Fraser Highway through downtown Aldergrove

It’s been a few years since Aldergrove came together to celebrate Canada Day with a huge parade downtown. The last one was in 2019 – pre-COVID. But these festivities and more are on tap this coming Friday, July 1. (Aldergrove Star files)
Singer and songwriter Daniel Wesley grew up in Langley, and he’s returning to town this weekend to be part of the Canada Day celebrations in Fort Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley musician returns to Fort Langley for Canada Day

Daniel Wesley performs July 1 in Langley, first time in 3 years

Singer and songwriter Daniel Wesley grew up in Langley, and he’s returning to town this weekend to be part of the Canada Day celebrations in Fort Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Syd Pickerell is the vice president of B.C. Farm Museum (Langley Advance Times files)
Syd Pickerell is the vice president of B.C. Farm Museum (Langley Advance Times files)
FILE - R. Kelly appears during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago, Sept. 17, 2019. R&B legend R. Kelly is entering another phase of his well-publicized downward spiral with a sentencing in a New York City courtroom Wednesday, June 29, 2022, that could put him behind bars for a quarter century or more. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File)

R&B star R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in sex trafficking case

Singer and songwriter was convicted of racketeering and sex trafficking last year

FILE - R. Kelly appears during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago, Sept. 17, 2019. R&B legend R. Kelly is entering another phase of his well-publicized downward spiral with a sentencing in a New York City courtroom Wednesday, June 29, 2022, that could put him behind bars for a quarter century or more. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File)
Picture of the Vancouver art gallery from 2014. (Kay Yamagishi/Flickr)

Sustainability and world class art to meet in new Vancouver Art Gallery building

Federal government kicks in $29 million to help fund ‘passive house’ arts centre in downtown Vancouver

Picture of the Vancouver art gallery from 2014. (Kay Yamagishi/Flickr)
John Welsh and Los Valientes perform July 16 in Abbotsford in the first of three concerts in the Sun and Soil Concert Series. The series also takes place in Chilliwack and Langley. (Special to Black Press Media)

Sun and Soil Concert Series expands to include show in Langley

Performances in outdoor settings will be offered in Abby and Chilliwack, as well

John Welsh and Los Valientes perform July 16 in Abbotsford in the first of three concerts in the Sun and Soil Concert Series. The series also takes place in Chilliwack and Langley. (Special to Black Press Media)
A cyclist rides past a film set for the movie “Deadpool 2” in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. A 15-month dispute in British Columbia’s film and television industry has ended with the ratification of a new contract for creative and logistical people working on productions shot in the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Lengthy dispute in B.C.’s film and TV industry ends with new contract

Annual wage increases, National Truth and Reconciliation Day as statutory holiday among details

A cyclist rides past a film set for the movie “Deadpool 2” in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. A 15-month dispute in British Columbia’s film and television industry has ended with the ratification of a new contract for creative and logistical people working on productions shot in the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Cars of every vintage were on view at the last Stay Gold Car Show. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley resident back with annual car show, started in honour of his friend

Hundreds of cars and thousands of people expected at H.D. Stafford Middle School Sunday

Cars of every vintage were on view at the last Stay Gold Car Show. (Langley Advance Times files)
Xyólheméylh’s youth art/writing contest this year asked ‘What does being Indigenous mean to you?’ (Submitted)

Winners announced for B.C.-wide art, writing contest for Indigenous youth

Youth asked ‘What does being Indigenous mean to you?’ as the topic contest

Xyólheméylh’s youth art/writing contest this year asked ‘What does being Indigenous mean to you?’ (Submitted)
FILE - Boston Pops Conductor John Williams conducting the orchestra in Boston in 1980. Williams, 90, is devoting himself to composing concert music, including a piano concerto he’s writing for Emanuel X. This spring, he and cellist Yo-Yo Ma released the album “A Gathering of Friends,” recorded with the New York Philharmonic. (AP Photo, File)

Movie music maestro John Williams, 90, steps away from film, but not music

After more than six decades of making bicycles soar, sending panicked swimmers…

FILE - Boston Pops Conductor John Williams conducting the orchestra in Boston in 1980. Williams, 90, is devoting himself to composing concert music, including a piano concerto he’s writing for Emanuel X. This spring, he and cellist Yo-Yo Ma released the album “A Gathering of Friends,” recorded with the New York Philharmonic. (AP Photo, File)
R&B singer Jully Black is photographed in Toronto on Friday January 17, 2020. Black is hitting the road – to compete on the next edition of “The Amazing Race Canada.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Jully Black hits the road for this summer’s edition of ‘The Amazing Race Canada’

Singer-songwriter, producer and actress racing on latest edition of the show, set to launch July 5

R&B singer Jully Black is photographed in Toronto on Friday January 17, 2020. Black is hitting the road – to compete on the next edition of “The Amazing Race Canada.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Submitted Photo)

PODCAST: Dr. Bonnie Henry discusses COVID-19 and what’s next for B.C.

TODAY IN B.C.: One-on-one chat with provincial health officer

Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Submitted Photo)
FILE - Bill Cosby arrives for a sentencing hearing following his sexual assault conviction at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown Pa., on Sept. 25, 2018. Jurors at a civil trial found Tuesday, June 21, 2022, that Cosby sexually abused a 16-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in 1975. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
FILE - Bill Cosby arrives for a sentencing hearing following his sexual assault conviction at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown Pa., on Sept. 25, 2018. Jurors at a civil trial found Tuesday, June 21, 2022, that Cosby sexually abused a 16-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in 1975. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)