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Vancouver’s Tap & Barrel restaurant chain announces Langley opening

Will be anchor tenant in Willowbrook Shopping Centre’s “The Courtyard”

  • Jan 21, 2023
Langley’s top politicians - representatives at the federal, provincial, and municipal levels. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Top Langley politicians address businesses

Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce returns with its leadership panel dinner on Tuesday

Werner Karsten shows one of the two turtlepod prototypes he brought with him for display at the Walk With Me event in Courtenay, on Nov. 26. The insulated, mobile  pods are intended to provide safe shelter for those experiencing homelessness. Photo by Terry Farrell
Werner Karsten shows one of the two turtlepod prototypes he brought with him for display at the Walk With Me event in Courtenay, on Nov. 26. The insulated, mobile  pods are intended to provide safe shelter for those experiencing homelessness. Photo by Terry Farrell
Board member jasbir Sandhu, councillor Leith White, councillor Delaney Mack, board president Sandra Benz, board member Dale Barker, and councillor Paul Albrecht at the unveiling of the glowing bench. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Board member jasbir Sandhu, councillor Leith White, councillor Delaney Mack, board president Sandra Benz, board member Dale Barker, and councillor Paul Albrecht at the unveiling of the glowing bench. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Erin Tobler, Arnold Tobler, Jack Bensley, Angus Deboth, Travis Keyworth, Kati Trip, Claire Demers at BCBA award ceremony. Langley Farm Country Brewing Inc. also won two gold medals at Canada Cup of Beer. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Erin Tobler, Arnold Tobler, Jack Bensley, Angus Deboth, Travis Keyworth, Kati Trip, Claire Demers at BCBA award ceremony. Langley Farm Country Brewing Inc. also won two gold medals at Canada Cup of Beer. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Fort Langley’s Manjit Gill reached out to the Guru Nanak food bank in Surrey to provide food for the temporary 24-hour extreme weather shelter in Langley last year. (Langley Advance Times files)

Who is Langley’s Citizen of the Year for 2022?

Nominations are now open with the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce

  • Nov 16, 2022
Fort Langley’s Manjit Gill reached out to the Guru Nanak food bank in Surrey to provide food for the temporary 24-hour extreme weather shelter in Langley last year. (Langley Advance Times files)
Freybe Gourmet Foods president Angela Doro accepted the business award. Freybe has been in business since 1844, in Canada since 1955, and in Aldergrove/Langley since 2001. (C.K. Wright/Special to The Star)

Langley chamber crowns Freybe best big business of the year

Aldergrove meat manufacturer, with close to 500 staff, lauded by business advocacy organization

  • Nov 15, 2022
Freybe Gourmet Foods president Angela Doro accepted the business award. Freybe has been in business since 1844, in Canada since 1955, and in Aldergrove/Langley since 2001. (C.K. Wright/Special to The Star)
Dave Earle is the president of the British Columbia Trucking Association. The group held held a summit in Langley, which focused entirely on low and zero-emission commercial vehicles. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

BCTA brings leading manufacturers of eco-friendly trucks under one roof

Technology can eliminate emissions but charging infrastructure yet to be built

Dave Earle is the president of the British Columbia Trucking Association. The group held held a summit in Langley, which focused entirely on low and zero-emission commercial vehicles. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Home sales and prices in Langley continued their slow descent from a peak earlier this spring. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley housing prices still on downslope

Market remains ‘balanced’ but activity way down from peak

Home sales and prices in Langley continued their slow descent from a peak earlier this spring. (Langley Advance Times files)
Burgers were served up at the In-N-Out mobile restaurant in Aldergrove during the 2018 Langley Good Times-Cruise In. The burger chain's participation in the car show proved pivotal in a recent trademark case around who owns the phrase "double-double." (Langley Advance Times files)
Burgers were served up at the In-N-Out mobile restaurant in Aldergrove during the 2018 Langley Good Times-Cruise In. The burger chain's participation in the car show proved pivotal in a recent trademark case around who owns the phrase "double-double." (Langley Advance Times files)
Robert Barrett handed Marguerite Bouchard a big artists’ paintbrush to symbolize the transfer of the studio’s leadership mantle. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Robert Barrett handed Marguerite Bouchard a big artists’ paintbrush to symbolize the transfer of the studio’s leadership mantle. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce held its 26th annual business excellence awards gala Thursday, presenting accolades to eight different winners, including Gemma Martini who was crowned businessperson of the year. (CK Wright Photography/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Film studio founder crowned Langley’s businessperson of the year

Gemma Martini was one of eight to receive special accolades from the chamber of commerce Thursday

  • Oct 22, 2022
Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce held its 26th annual business excellence awards gala Thursday, presenting accolades to eight different winners, including Gemma Martini who was crowned businessperson of the year. (CK Wright Photography/Special to Langley Advance Times)
(Photo: Facebook.com/thehockeyshop)

Longtime Surrey hockey retailer set for ‘home opener’ at new Langley location

Closing/opening dates announced by operators of The Hockey Shop

(Photo: Facebook.com/thehockeyshop)
William Trainer, president and CEO launched VMC 1200 – Canada’s first Class 3 electric truck – in Aldergrove on Tuesday, Oct. 6. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Canada’s first electric work trucks being built in Aldergrove

Vicinity Motor Corp. unveils new trucks which qualify for Transport Canada’s $550-million EV subsidy

William Trainer, president and CEO launched VMC 1200 – Canada’s first Class 3 electric truck – in Aldergrove on Tuesday, Oct. 6. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Community members at the presentation centre, where the developer showcased 3D models of the project’s first phase. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Aldergrove Town Centre to be built on ‘historic land’

New facility to have 300 homes, multiple business, two-level daycare, and more

Community members at the presentation centre, where the developer showcased 3D models of the project’s first phase. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Otter Co-ops CEO Jack Nicholson was awarded businessperson of the year at the 2021 chamber of commerce Business Excellence Award ceremony, which was held virtually. (Screengrab)

Langley chamber divulges business excellence shortlist

Ahead of the Oct. 20 awards gala, a list of finalists is revealed

Otter Co-ops CEO Jack Nicholson was awarded businessperson of the year at the 2021 chamber of commerce Business Excellence Award ceremony, which was held virtually. (Screengrab)
In addition to all the scarecrows on display, Art’s Nursery also has a pop-up pumpkin patch that’s great for family photo opps, and a variety of seasonal flowers, ornamental gourds, and other seasonal decorations to augment a home or garden. (Langley Advance Times files)

Scarecrow Stroll benefits charity

A local garden nursery prepares for its 8th annual pre-Halloween event in aid of non-profits

In addition to all the scarecrows on display, Art’s Nursery also has a pop-up pumpkin patch that’s great for family photo opps, and a variety of seasonal flowers, ornamental gourds, and other seasonal decorations to augment a home or garden. (Langley Advance Times files)
Effort is afoot to get young people interested in the trades, including automotive careers. And to help do that, Langley Good Times Cruise-In wants to start a scholarship. (Langley Advance Times files)

Cruise-In enticing youth into trades with new scholarship

Word is spreading about the car show committee’s newest undertaking

Effort is afoot to get young people interested in the trades, including automotive careers. And to help do that, Langley Good Times Cruise-In wants to start a scholarship. (Langley Advance Times files)
Langley’s real estate market has plunged back down from the sky-high levels seen during the pandemic. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Home sales down by half in Langley compared to last year

Average prices continued to dip from all-time highs

Langley’s real estate market has plunged back down from the sky-high levels seen during the pandemic. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)