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The South Surrey ‘Underground House’ includes skylights and just one side ‘window’ – this glass door that leads out to a patio. (Contributed photo)

PHOTOS: South Surrey ‘underground house’ set to go up for sale

‘Unassuming’ John Kay-designed home include skylights, just one window

Army and Navy was in business for more than a century but closed earlier this year, citing COVID-19 as the cause. The space at Langley Mall has been taken over by McFrugal’s Discount Outlet. (Lisa Farquharson/Black Press Media)

Few closures as Langley businesses battle COVID-19 downturn

Smaller, Canadian chains among casualties locally

Travis Keyworth and Arnold Tobler, co-owners of Farm Country Brewing, launched a collaborative craft beer that will benefit Langley hospice. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Brew being poured in aid of Langley hospice

A team of four craft breweries and an area pub come together for charities

John LaGourgue, vice president of corporate development at Grande West. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

Aldergrove transit company expands south while exploring greener technology

Grande West announced new American facility and will have an electric bus on the road in 2021

John LaGourgue, vice president of corporate development at Grande West. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
Langley Township businesses are invited to take a brief online survey about the impact of COVID-19? (Township survey website)

Langley Township’s annual Business Walks go high tech

Unable to visit businesses in person, the Township checked in with local operations online

Langley Township businesses are invited to take a brief online survey about the impact of COVID-19? (Township survey website)
Fava Beans. (Cassie Plotnikoff/Special to The Star)

Aldergrove seed cooperative trying to keep up with demanding market

Program urges local producers to grow more varieties of fruit and vegetable for seed use

Fava Beans. (Cassie Plotnikoff/Special to The Star)
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A sleigh-riding Santa inside The Christmas Store at the Potters nursery in Cloverdale. (submitted photo)

Cloverdale’s huge ‘Christmas Store’ has opened for the season inside nursery

Temporary store on the Surrey/Langley border is 28,000 square feet in size

A sleigh-riding Santa inside The Christmas Store at the Potters nursery in Cloverdale. (submitted photo)
Joseph Richards Group, which operates 25 restaurants, pubs, and establishments in the Lower Mainland – including several in Langley – was presented with a collaboration award from the chamber. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Resilient Langley businesses lauded for their COVID twists

Langley chamber of commerce held its annual business award, but morphed it into a ‘community edition’

Joseph Richards Group, which operates 25 restaurants, pubs, and establishments in the Lower Mainland – including several in Langley – was presented with a collaboration award from the chamber. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Willowbrook Shopping Centre. (Langley Advance Times files)

Le Chateau will shutter stores in Willowbrook, across Canada

The Canadian fashion company says COVID-19 has made it impossible to continue operating

Willowbrook Shopping Centre. (Langley Advance Times files)
SKY Helicopters in Pitt Meadows, run by Langley’s Andrew Westlund, has been recognized globally among travellers for its aviation-based adventure and sightseeing experiences. (SKY Helicopters/Special to Black Press Media)

Pitt Meadows helicopter company lauded by adventure seekers

Langley enterepreneur Andrew Westlund relishes recognition from travellers for SKY Helicopters

  • Oct 22, 2020
SKY Helicopters in Pitt Meadows, run by Langley’s Andrew Westlund, has been recognized globally among travellers for its aviation-based adventure and sightseeing experiences. (SKY Helicopters/Special to Black Press Media)
Sunil Vasdev moved their Schnitzelz restaurant from Aldergrove to Abbotsford after Alder Inn fire last fall. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

Schnitzelz reopens in new location one year after Alder Inn fire

Owner Sunil Vasdev moved his restaurant to Abbotsford at 33324 South Fraser Way

Sunil Vasdev moved their Schnitzelz restaurant from Aldergrove to Abbotsford after Alder Inn fire last fall. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
Langley’s Emil Stein was one of 61 B.C. recipients of the Coast Capital Savings Standing Tall education awards that was accompanied by a $2,500 scholarship. (Facebook screengrab)

Grieving Langley student’s resilience pays off

Coast Capital Savings presents $2,500 Standing Tall award to Emil Stein

  • Oct 18, 2020
Langley’s Emil Stein was one of 61 B.C. recipients of the Coast Capital Savings Standing Tall education awards that was accompanied by a $2,500 scholarship. (Facebook screengrab)
Ala Cazacu congratulated her husband, Lilian, for winning the title of 2019’s George Preston Memorial Businessperson of the Year during last year’s Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce 23rd annual Business of Excellence Awards. (Langley Advance Times files)

Shortlist of Langley chamber award winners revealed

Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce will recognize 40 nominees on Oct. 22

Ala Cazacu congratulated her husband, Lilian, for winning the title of 2019’s George Preston Memorial Businessperson of the Year during last year’s Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce 23rd annual Business of Excellence Awards. (Langley Advance Times files)
Townhouses under construction in Willoughby on Oct. 7, 2020. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Townhouses under construction in Willoughby on Oct. 7, 2020. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Burnco Landscapes has been sold to SiteOne. (Burnco Facebook post)

Langley’s Burnco location among properties sold to U.S. landscaping giant

Burnco, which started in 1912 in Calgary, is selling off its landscaping operations

Burnco Landscapes has been sold to SiteOne. (Burnco Facebook post)
Smugglers’ Trail Caskworks is Langley’s latest brewery and restaurant. The founders worked to open their business amid the ongoing pandemic. (Smugglers Trail Caskworks)

Langley entrepreneurs open new brewery amid COVID-19 challenges

Smugglers’ Trail Caskworks officially opened this past weekend

Smugglers’ Trail Caskworks is Langley’s latest brewery and restaurant. The founders worked to open their business amid the ongoing pandemic. (Smugglers Trail Caskworks)
Andy Hale and Donald Dinsmore show off cannabis at Adastra Lab Holdings in the Langley Township. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

Langley Township’s Adastra Lab breaks local cannabis mold with extraction development

CEO Andrew Hale said changing market is leading to larger demand for distillate products

Andy Hale and Donald Dinsmore show off cannabis at Adastra Lab Holdings in the Langley Township. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
Aldergrove Credit Union branch. (Aldergrove Star files)

Aldergrove Credit Union and G&F Financial Group announce plans to merge

CEO Gus K. Hartl said next steps, due diligence and a membership vote, could take up to half a year

Aldergrove Credit Union branch. (Aldergrove Star files)
Return-It depots to change deposits on beverage containers over 1 litre from 20¢ to 10¢ starting Oct. 1. (Black Press Media files)

Return-It depots change beverage container deposits from 20 to 10 cents

Change will be implemented on Oct. 1, with a transition period being held until Oct. 11

Return-It depots to change deposits on beverage containers over 1 litre from 20¢ to 10¢ starting Oct. 1. (Black Press Media files)
Scarecrow event given COVID twist

Scarecrow event given COVID twist

Art’s Nursery’s annual fall fundraiser, on the Langley-Surrey border, continues with some tweaks

Scarecrow event given COVID twist