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This Brookswood home is part of a $2.5-million prize package. It comes complete with a two-bedroom legal basement suite and much more. (Hometown Heroes Lottery/Special to Langley Advance Times)

PHOTOS: Brookswood smart house part of Hometown Heroes Lottery

A Langley prize home is the primary part of $2.5M package currently up for grabs

This Brookswood home is part of a $2.5-million prize package. It comes complete with a two-bedroom legal basement suite and much more. (Hometown Heroes Lottery/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Downtown Langley Business Association’s executive director Teri James showed off the two industry trophies presented to Langley for its picnic program. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Picnic project earns Langley business organization provincial accolades

Sources Langley Food Bank benefits from award-winning, COVID-related restaurant initiative

Downtown Langley Business Association’s executive director Teri James showed off the two industry trophies presented to Langley for its picnic program. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Bike technician Isaiah Groom checked over customers’ bicycles at Cranky’s Bike Shop in Aldergrove on Tuesday. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Aldergrove bike shop turning a corner after pandemic cycling frenzy

Supply-chain issues still impacting Cranky’s bicycle inventory, but demand has also dropped

  • May 14, 2022
Bike technician Isaiah Groom checked over customers’ bicycles at Cranky’s Bike Shop in Aldergrove on Tuesday. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Brookswood Mills is a upscale community being built near a private lake located between the South Langley neighbourhoods of Fernridge and Brookswood. (Vesta/Langley Advance Times)

Langley builders scoop up industry kudos

Brookswood Mills was one of the projects that earned multiple homebuilder awards in the region

  • May 14, 2022
Brookswood Mills is a upscale community being built near a private lake located between the South Langley neighbourhoods of Fernridge and Brookswood. (Vesta/Langley Advance Times)
Derrick Pelley was recently elected the new president of the Aldergrove Business Association. (Special to The Star)

Aldergrove Business Association looks to grow community ties

Group’s new president reveals plans for the coming year

Derrick Pelley was recently elected the new president of the Aldergrove Business Association. (Special to The Star)
South Surrey’s Mainland Whisky and Langley’s Camp Beer Co. are supporting relief efforts in Ukraine through the sale of a new beer whisky collaboration. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey distiller, Langley brewery join to support Ukraine aid

Mainland Whisky, Camp Beer Co. created limited release beer whisky

South Surrey’s Mainland Whisky and Langley’s Camp Beer Co. are supporting relief efforts in Ukraine through the sale of a new beer whisky collaboration. (Contributed photo)
Bread produced by Bimbo Canada, including at its Langley facility, will soon come with compostable bag clips. (Bimbo Canada/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Bread company switches to compostable bag clips

Bimbo Canada has a major bakery in Langley

  • Apr 13, 2022
Bread produced by Bimbo Canada, including at its Langley facility, will soon come with compostable bag clips. (Bimbo Canada/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Among politicians present to offer congratulations and participate in the ribbon cutting April 13 were (left to right) Surrey Couns. Brenda Locke, Allison Patton and Linda Annis, Surrey White Rock MP Kerry Lynne Findlay, Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum, B.C. Minister of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation Bruce Ralston and Surrey-Guildford MLA Garry Begg. Cutting the ribbon is

Walmart opens 300,000-square-foot South Surrey distribution centre

Technologically-advanced building aims at energy-efficiency, sustainability

Among politicians present to offer congratulations and participate in the ribbon cutting April 13 were (left to right) Surrey Couns. Brenda Locke, Allison Patton and Linda Annis, Surrey White Rock MP Kerry Lynne Findlay, Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum, B.C. Minister of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation Bruce Ralston and Surrey-Guildford MLA Garry Begg. Cutting the ribbon is
Yvan Charette, owner of the Haney Public House, is the new president of the Alliance of Beverage Licensees, ABLE BC. (Special to The News)

Lower Mainland restaurateur head of ABLE BC

Yvan Charette was voted president of agency representing bars and private liquor stores across B.C.

Yvan Charette, owner of the Haney Public House, is the new president of the Alliance of Beverage Licensees, ABLE BC. (Special to The News)
G&F Financial Group is reporting a strong year in 2021, despite COVID and natural disasters. (Screengrab)

Credit union merger helps strengthen G&F Financial’s bottom line

Joining with Aldergrove Credit Union increased membership and assets, allowed more community aid

G&F Financial Group is reporting a strong year in 2021, despite COVID and natural disasters. (Screengrab)
Kensington Prairie Farm in Aldergrove is hosting its open shearing event today (Friday) and Saturday, as well they’ve added in an artisan market and live music. This is typically an annual spring event. (Kensington Prairie Farm/Special to Langley Advance Times)

STARTING TODAY: Pounds just come flying off in the barnyard

Kensington Prairie Farm hosts its spring shearing, plus adds an artisan market to event

Kensington Prairie Farm in Aldergrove is hosting its open shearing event today (Friday) and Saturday, as well they’ve added in an artisan market and live music. This is typically an annual spring event. (Kensington Prairie Farm/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s Teragon Developments work on this Lower Mainland custom home in Vancouver has put them in contention for national accolades through the Canadian Home Builders Association. The project is called Moderne • Reflection. (@latreillephotography @jhainc/Special to Langley Advance Times)

PHOTOS: Langley builder shortlisted for national home award

Teragon Development is a finalist for a CHBA honour for a custom home

Langley’s Teragon Developments work on this Lower Mainland custom home in Vancouver has put them in contention for national accolades through the Canadian Home Builders Association. The project is called Moderne • Reflection. (@latreillephotography @jhainc/Special to Langley Advance Times)
A crowd gathered outside of the newest Sungiven Foods store Friday morning for the opening of the Asian supermarket along the Langley Bypass, next to the Club 16 fitness centre. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

Doors open on Asian health food grocer on Langley Bypass

Sungiven Foods unveils its latest supermarket in the Lower Mainland

A crowd gathered outside of the newest Sungiven Foods store Friday morning for the opening of the Asian supermarket along the Langley Bypass, next to the Club 16 fitness centre. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
In 2019, Lynn Whitehouse was recognized by MP John Aldag for her contributions to the community.

Remembering ‘Langley Lynn’ with annual tribute

Long-time chamber executive director memorialized with $1,000 business scholarship

In 2019, Lynn Whitehouse was recognized by MP John Aldag for her contributions to the community.
Cory Redekop start his new job as CEO for Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce on April 25. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley chamber hires new CEO

Cory Redekop brings 12 years experience with Burnaby Board of Trade to new position next month

Cory Redekop start his new job as CEO for Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce on April 25. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation Ravi Kahlon
 was chided by Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce president Ken Dennis in a Friday, March 18 letter, for making what Dennis termed a ‘misleading’ statement about provincial government benefits for business during the pandemic. (file)
Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation Ravi Kahlon
 was chided by Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce president Ken Dennis in a Friday, March 18 letter, for making what Dennis termed a ‘misleading’ statement about provincial government benefits for business during the pandemic. (file)
Connor Byrne (right), Marissa LaVasseur (centre), and Graham Zastre (left) won first place in the inaugural Canadian Academic Entrepreneur Challenge for their innovative wellness product, Apeiro, and outstanding marketing and distribution strategy. (TWU/Special to Langley Advance Times)

TWU trio win first in entrepreneurial challenge

Students Connor Byrne, Marissa LaVasseur, and Graham Zastre take first for wellness product

Connor Byrne (right), Marissa LaVasseur (centre), and Graham Zastre (left) won first place in the inaugural Canadian Academic Entrepreneur Challenge for their innovative wellness product, Apeiro, and outstanding marketing and distribution strategy. (TWU/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Lynn Whitehouse championed for local business for more than three decades as the chamber executive director. (Langley Advance Times files)

She was a ‘warrior’ for Langley business

Chambers across the country suffer significant loss with passing of Lynn Whitehouse this past year

  • Feb 21, 2022
Lynn Whitehouse championed for local business for more than three decades as the chamber executive director. (Langley Advance Times files)
Chamber president and long-time community champion Harold Stafford shook the hand of a young man who received a certificate of merit. (Langley Centennial Museum/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Serving 90+ years, Langley chamber keeps changing with times

What started as Langley Board of Trade in 1931 has evolved with the community

Chamber president and long-time community champion Harold Stafford shook the hand of a young man who received a certificate of merit. (Langley Centennial Museum/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley chamber director Frank Bucholtz knows the importance of keeping the doors open and continuing to be the voice of the members during difficult times. (Jim McGregor/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley chamber serves as champion for business

Organization lobbies for issues like transportation, waste management, and mobile business licences

  • Feb 19, 2022
Langley chamber director Frank Bucholtz knows the importance of keeping the doors open and continuing to be the voice of the members during difficult times. (Jim McGregor/Special to Langley Advance Times)