Local Business

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)
This rendering shows the entrance to Bakerview Memorial Gardens Cemetery, off 272nd Street in south Aldergrove. (Bakerview/Special to The Star)

New cemetery in Aldergrove open for business

272nd Street facility has been in planning stages for more than a decade

  • Jul 21, 2022
This rendering shows the entrance to Bakerview Memorial Gardens Cemetery, off 272nd Street in south Aldergrove. (Bakerview/Special to The Star)
More than 100 cars were featured at the annual car show held at Neighbour Neighbourhood Auto Glass and Upholstery. G Kalsi, the owner raises money throughout the year to help families during the Christmas time. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Summer car show on Surrey/Langley border raises money for Christmas campaign

Local businessman started a car show back in 2015 to let customers showcase their autos

More than 100 cars were featured at the annual car show held at Neighbour Neighbourhood Auto Glass and Upholstery. G Kalsi, the owner raises money throughout the year to help families during the Christmas time. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Alpacas at a shearing in Langley in April. (Langley Advance Times files)

Farm survey seeks info on Langley Township’s agricultural sector

Survey will run through much of the summer

  • Jul 21, 2022
Alpacas at a shearing in Langley in April. (Langley Advance Times files)
Sean Tilstra, vice-president of Langley’s Wesmont Homes, gave the Langley Advance Times a tour on Wednesday, July 20, of the 2022 PNE Prize home his company constructed in a new Langley neighbourhood. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Sean Tilstra, vice-president of Langley’s Wesmont Homes, gave the Langley Advance Times a tour on Wednesday, July 20, of the 2022 PNE Prize home his company constructed in a new Langley neighbourhood. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
A demolition crew worker removed light fixtures from Aldergrove Mall recently. A new residential and commercial project, Alder Grove Town Centre will be built on the site at 272nd Street and Fraser Highway. (Dan Ferguson/Black Press Media)

Demolition is underway to transform Aldergrove’s core

Permits approved for four buildings on former mall site

  • Jul 19, 2022
A demolition crew worker removed light fixtures from Aldergrove Mall recently. A new residential and commercial project, Alder Grove Town Centre will be built on the site at 272nd Street and Fraser Highway. (Dan Ferguson/Black Press Media)
Matthew Purdy, store owner with his four-year-old daughter, unveiled the new dino display. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Matthew Purdy, store owner with his four-year-old daughter, unveiled the new dino display. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Robin McIntosh is president of the Aldergrove Fair and speaks to efforts to make it into a week-long community-wide event. (Special to The Star)

Week-long lead up to Aldergrove Fair

New this year, a few events ahead of main festivities

Robin McIntosh is president of the Aldergrove Fair and speaks to efforts to make it into a week-long community-wide event. (Special to The Star)
A Langley Starbucks is one of two on Fraser Highway that have unionized in the last month. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Starbucks coffee shops unionize in Langley, Surrey

The barristas at two coffee shops in Clayton Heights and Langley City are joining the Steelworkers

A Langley Starbucks is one of two on Fraser Highway that have unionized in the last month. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
A new aerial art display at McBurney Plaza in downtown Langley City will be unveiled on Monday, July 4. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: McBurney Plaza given a new artsy touch

Unveiling of new Langley City art aerial art display is set for Monday, July 4

A new aerial art display at McBurney Plaza in downtown Langley City will be unveiled on Monday, July 4. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Hundreds came through the Langley Career and Post-Secondary Education Event, hosted by Black Press Media last Thursday at Langley Events Centre. (Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Black Press career fair well attended

Hundreds gathered at Langley event to learn about employment and educational options

Hundreds came through the Langley Career and Post-Secondary Education Event, hosted by Black Press Media last Thursday at Langley Events Centre. (Black Press Media)
The Hockey Shop in Whalley. (Photo: Google.com)
The Hockey Shop in Whalley. (Photo: Google.com)
Dozens of colourful umbrellas, hanging upside down in McBurney Plaza, served as a unique aerial art display last summer. Now, a new display is being installed this week. (CK Wright Photography/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Aerial display unveiling: Look to the skies in downtown Langley

City and business association install new overhead artistic exhibit in McBurney Plaza this week

Dozens of colourful umbrellas, hanging upside down in McBurney Plaza, served as a unique aerial art display last summer. Now, a new display is being installed this week. (CK Wright Photography/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Shoppers enter the main Otter Co-op store on Wednesday, June 8. After a record year of sales, members will be getting close to $6 million in profit sharing. (Dan Ferguson/Black Press Media)

Despite pandemic challenges, 100-year-old Otter Co-op returns millions to members

Board of directors approved the patronage reimbursement of $5.9 million based on 2021 purchases

  • Jun 9, 2022
Shoppers enter the main Otter Co-op store on Wednesday, June 8. After a record year of sales, members will be getting close to $6 million in profit sharing. (Dan Ferguson/Black Press Media)
Mike Patterson (centre left) and Michael Hodgson (centre right) worked with KPU brewing instructors such as Emily Kokonas (left) and Jon Howe (right) before graduating and working in the industry. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley brewing students bring home bronze medal

Beer developed by two KPU students among the 16,000 entries from across Canada

Mike Patterson (centre left) and Michael Hodgson (centre right) worked with KPU brewing instructors such as Emily Kokonas (left) and Jon Howe (right) before graduating and working in the industry. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Lisa Farquharson, the Advance Times publisher, is also past president of the BCYCNA, and she’s proud of her teams efforts – including the awards they received on May 14.(Craig Hodges/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley Advance Times receives provincial accolades

The weekly ‘At Your Service’ feature garners a silver award from our B.C. media peers

Lisa Farquharson, the Advance Times publisher, is also past president of the BCYCNA, and she’s proud of her teams efforts – including the awards they received on May 14.(Craig Hodges/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Adam Harris and Mellisha Fehr of Slow Bottle Sunday. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Langley Home Show returns with large first-day crowds

More than 100 vendors participating in a three-day event at George Preston Rec Centre

Adam Harris and Mellisha Fehr of Slow Bottle Sunday. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)