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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)

Fraser Valley Real Estate Board unveils a glowing bench at McBurney Plaza

Donation was to celebrate the board’s 100th anniversary

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
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)
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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)
Aldergrove Business Association board met at Bakerview Memorial Gardens’ boardroom on Aug. 18 to go over plans for the upcoming Langley Good Times Cruise-In, and how to promote local businesses during the Sept. 10 event. (Special to The Star)

Business association says Cruise-In can pay dividends

Local businesses have an opportunity to capitalize on the thousands of visitors to the town

  • Sep 2, 2022
Aldergrove Business Association board met at Bakerview Memorial Gardens’ boardroom on Aug. 18 to go over plans for the upcoming Langley Good Times Cruise-In, and how to promote local businesses during the Sept. 10 event. (Special to The Star)
BC Lottery Corp. was the winning team at the Otter Co-op and Angry Otter golf tournament on Aug. 25. They picked a charity, BC Children’s Hospital, to receive a $10K donation from the tourney proceeds. (Bailey Ridder/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Otter Co-op purchases 25 more retail fuel locations

As part of a federal co-operative deal, Otter bought several Husky convenience stores and gas bars

  • Aug 30, 2022
BC Lottery Corp. was the winning team at the Otter Co-op and Angry Otter golf tournament on Aug. 25. They picked a charity, BC Children’s Hospital, to receive a $10K donation from the tourney proceeds. (Bailey Ridder/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Spittin Chiclets podcast personality and former professional hockey player Paul Bissonnette signs a bottle of Pink Whitney for a fan at Wine and Beyond Red Deer on Friday. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Red Deer Advocate)
Spittin Chiclets podcast personality and former professional hockey player Paul Bissonnette signs a bottle of Pink Whitney for a fan at Wine and Beyond Red Deer on Friday. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Red Deer Advocate)
The Wage_Wagon is going to be at the Langley Good Times Cruise-In in September, with the United Association Local 170 Plumbers and Pipefitting Union mobile classroom. They’re part of a concerted effort to engage more young people not only in cars and mechanics, but a variety of trades. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Cruise-In enticing youth into trades with new scholarship

Piping industry joins charity board in engaging young people with love of cars

The Wage_Wagon is going to be at the Langley Good Times Cruise-In in September, with the United Association Local 170 Plumbers and Pipefitting Union mobile classroom. They’re part of a concerted effort to engage more young people not only in cars and mechanics, but a variety of trades. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
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