Local Business

Ron Murphy, manager of Urban Roots, shows off the merchandise at the Langley location. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

PHOTOS: Aldergrove-based Urban Roots Garden Markets springing up across Lower Mainland

Langley location at Cineplex parking lot is among the busiest locations for the new plant business

Jack Nicholson, CEO of Otter Co-op. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

Registration open for Otter Co-op’s general meeting and board of directors election

Anyone interested in attending or casting a vote can sign up online

The site of a planned new restaurant will be that of the former Lampliter and the cottage next door on Glover Road. (Langley Advance Times files)

Vacant Fort Langley buildings to be replaced with restaurant

The new project will retain a large tree on Glover Road

Downtown Langley Business Association is hosting a five-week contest offering up gift cards to local eateries. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Downtown Langley contest designed to benefit local eateries

Locals can win $420 in gift cards to Langley City restaurants

Downtown Langley Business Association is hosting a five-week contest offering up gift cards to local eateries. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Susan Davidson is a farmer and has been a resident of the collective since 1980. (Special to The Star)

Aldergrove farming collective pivots to markets and produce boxes during COVID

Fraser Common Farm has been growing greens under Glorious Organics name since mid-1980s

Susan Davidson is a farmer and has been a resident of the collective since 1980. (Special to The Star)
Meridian and Ralph’s Farm Markets will be hiding treasure in local parks close to their Lower Mainland stores. (Special to The News)

Langley grocers hiding gift cards in parks

Meridian and Ralph’s Farm Market’s spring treasure hunt will take place Saturday

Meridian and Ralph’s Farm Markets will be hiding treasure in local parks close to their Lower Mainland stores. (Special to The News)
Downtown Aldergrove (Aldergrove Star files)

Aldergrove Business Association board to shop local for 30 days

From May 15 to June 15, every single purchase by participants must be made in Aldergrove

Downtown Aldergrove (Aldergrove Star files)
Under Armour opened a retail store along the Langley Bypass on Monday, April 26. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

WHAT’S IN STORE: New retailers setting up on and near the bypass

Langley seeing positive signs of economic growth amid pandemic

Under Armour opened a retail store along the Langley Bypass on Monday, April 26. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
Pamela Alspach is general manager of OpenRoad Infiniti Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Luxury car dealers revving up to help battle cancer

Trio of Langley dealerships promise to give $7,500 minimum through Drive Yellow campaign

Pamela Alspach is general manager of OpenRoad Infiniti Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Bill Brar, co-owner of Canadian Valley Growers in Aldergrove, holds a sprouting Impatiens flower. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

Langley greenhouse grows lettuce 30% faster with LED lighting

Aldergrove’s Canadian Valley Growers produces 50,000 heads of three different varieties per week

Bill Brar, co-owner of Canadian Valley Growers in Aldergrove, holds a sprouting Impatiens flower. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
Envision Financial has launched a contest of sorts, called Simple Generosity, that allows families to win upwards of $2,500 in the next few weeks. (Envision Financial/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Envision Financial giving away $1 million to help communities thrive

Simple Generosity program meant to celebrate and encourage local economic and individual resilience

Envision Financial has launched a contest of sorts, called Simple Generosity, that allows families to win upwards of $2,500 in the next few weeks. (Envision Financial/Special to Langley Advance Times)
High5 Cannabis in Aldergrove. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

Langley’s first retail cannabis store – HIGH5 – set to open its doors in Aldergrove

The company was established in 2019, with two locations in Victoria and Duncan

High5 Cannabis in Aldergrove. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
Well Seasoned gourmet food store owner Angie Quaale bought and distributed $500 worth of gift cards to a local restaurant last week, after Dr. Bonnie Henry announced the “circuit breaker” shut down of indoor seating at the end of last month. She’s hoping it will spark more people to help local restaurant and pub operators. She’s doing another giveaway starting Monday night. (Jeff Vinnick/Special to Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Gift card purchases aim to boost sales for struggling Langley restaurants

A Langley business owner tries to support fellow food entrepeneurs hit hard by pandemic restrictions

Well Seasoned gourmet food store owner Angie Quaale bought and distributed $500 worth of gift cards to a local restaurant last week, after Dr. Bonnie Henry announced the “circuit breaker” shut down of indoor seating at the end of last month. She’s hoping it will spark more people to help local restaurant and pub operators. She’s doing another giveaway starting Monday night. (Jeff Vinnick/Special to Black Press Media)
Essie Boelema, a 17-year-old lavender farmer, is passionate about the plant. (Screenshot/Special to The Star)

VIDEO: Langley lavender growers say season soon to be in full bloom

Family-owned farm marks five years by preparing for a summer of sales, tours, and growth

Essie Boelema, a 17-year-old lavender farmer, is passionate about the plant. (Screenshot/Special to The Star)
Langley Township is planning to construct a multi-use arts and cultural centre in Fort Langley. (Langley Township graphic)

Wanna buy a piece of Langley history? Museum naming rights up for grabs

Township opens up sponsorship for new Salishan Place by the River history, arts and culture centre

  • Apr 11, 2021
Langley Township is planning to construct a multi-use arts and cultural centre in Fort Langley. (Langley Township graphic)
The first cruise ship of the 2019 season – the Celebrity Eclipse – docks in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

Tourism spending in Canada dropped by almost 50 per cent in 2020

Tourism-related jobs dropped by almost 29 per cent

The first cruise ship of the 2019 season – the Celebrity Eclipse – docks in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
Brad Kiendl is president of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley group has been the voice of business for 90 years

The Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce anniversary celebration will be done via Zoom

Brad Kiendl is president of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce. (Langley Advance Times files)
Downtown Aldergrove (Aldergrove Star files)

Aldergrove Business Association encouraging clean storefronts with spring contest

$500 goes to the business with the most photos of them sweeping, dusting, or tidying

Downtown Aldergrove (Aldergrove Star files)
Fraser Valley Real Estate Board president Chris Shields

Langley realtors helping fill empty pantries

Fraser Valley Real Estate Board makes a $5,400 donation to a local food bank

  • Mar 25, 2021
Fraser Valley Real Estate Board president Chris Shields
An effort to showcase just a handful of Langley’s Heroes in Education has drawn the attention of B.C. media, and has the team at the Langley Advance Times on the shortlist for industry accolades next month.

B.C. peers shortlist Langley Advance Times for industry accolades

Special section spotlighting Langley’s heroes in education earns media outlet provincial attention

An effort to showcase just a handful of Langley’s Heroes in Education has drawn the attention of B.C. media, and has the team at the Langley Advance Times on the shortlist for industry accolades next month.