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Last weekend was the end of Pick Up Picnics and the Downtown Langley Business Association celebrated a “successful” seven weeks with a Pick Up Picnic lunch and a concert in Douglas Park, said executive director Teri James. (CK Wright Photography/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley City picnic program benefits food bank

$5,200 gifted to Sources Langley after a seven-week campaign involving Envision and local eateries

  • Aug 20, 2021
Last weekend was the end of Pick Up Picnics and the Downtown Langley Business Association celebrated a “successful” seven weeks with a Pick Up Picnic lunch and a concert in Douglas Park, said executive director Teri James. (CK Wright Photography/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Belinda Jaster (left) submitted a list of her favourite local businesses, and in doing so, won the draw for a $250 Save-On-Foods gift card presented by Advance Times publisher Lisa Farquharson. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

READERS’ CHOICE: Record votes cast for 2021

More readers than ever showed their love for Langley businesses

Belinda Jaster (left) submitted a list of her favourite local businesses, and in doing so, won the draw for a $250 Save-On-Foods gift card presented by Advance Times publisher Lisa Farquharson. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
This is one of the coolest taprooms in the world, as selected by the 2021 Craft Beer Marketing Awards. It’s in Langley, at the Smugglers’ Trail Caskworks in Walnut Grove. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Where can you find one of the best taprooms in the world? Langley, that’s where.

World-wide competition gives gold ‘Crushie’ to Smugglers’ Trail Caskworks in Walnut Grove

This is one of the coolest taprooms in the world, as selected by the 2021 Craft Beer Marketing Awards. It’s in Langley, at the Smugglers’ Trail Caskworks in Walnut Grove. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Kustom Koach is closing after nearly 60 years in business in Aldergrove. (Special to The Star)

Aldergrove’s Kustom Koach closing after 61 years of business

RV Centre was owned and operated by resident by Carl Carstensen until his passing in 2007

Kustom Koach is closing after nearly 60 years in business in Aldergrove. (Special to The Star)
Dr. Renee Ferguson checked out a Jack Russell terrier. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley vet earns high industry praise

Mountain View team given national accolades as best practice of the year

Dr. Renee Ferguson checked out a Jack Russell terrier. (Langley Advance Times files)
Envision director Ken Voth topped up the donation to wildfire victims by donating a further $10,000 to Food Bank BC. (Envision Financial/Special to Langley Advance Times)

$50K infusion helps feed B.C. wildfire victims

Envision Financial and its members come through with donations to Food Bank BC

Envision director Ken Voth topped up the donation to wildfire victims by donating a further $10,000 to Food Bank BC. (Envision Financial/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley City Mayor Val van den Broek and Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Ltd. Vice-president of Food and Beverage Todd Pollock tuck into some burgers at the debut of the company’s new food truck in Langley City at the Cascades Casino Resort on Wednesday, July 21. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Langley City Mayor Val van den Broek and Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Ltd. Vice-president of Food and Beverage Todd Pollock tuck into some burgers at the debut of the company’s new food truck in Langley City at the Cascades Casino Resort on Wednesday, July 21. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
John LaGourgue, vice president of corporate development at Grande West. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

Aldergrove-based bus company Vicinity Motor Corp expands south of the border

The company was formerly called Grande West Transportation Group and founded in 2008

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

Traffic decreased by 92 per cent at Aldergrove border crossing during pandemic

Between March 2020 and May 2021, Aldergrove crossing processed more than 100,000 vehicles

  • Jul 5, 2021
Aldergrove border crossing. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
A mother stands with her daughter, visiting senior parents but observing social distancing with a glass door between them. The granddaughter puts her hand up to the glass, the grandfather and grandmother doing the same. A small connection in a time of separation during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are a number of local charities that could use help, financially and otherwise, and looking help through the Envision Financial’s #commentsofkindness initiative. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

#commentsofkindess helps infuse Langley charities with needed cash

Envision Financial’s charity arm First West Foundation is running a Simple Generosity program

A mother stands with her daughter, visiting senior parents but observing social distancing with a glass door between them. The granddaughter puts her hand up to the glass, the grandfather and grandmother doing the same. A small connection in a time of separation during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are a number of local charities that could use help, financially and otherwise, and looking help through the Envision Financial’s #commentsofkindness initiative. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
In two years, Langley City businessman Loyd Fowler’s tax bill has gone from $9,000 to $12,000. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

City tax hike ‘crazy,’ automotive shop owner says

In two years, Loyd Fowler’s bill went from $9,000 to $12,000

In two years, Langley City businessman Loyd Fowler’s tax bill has gone from $9,000 to $12,000. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Otter Co-op. (Aldergrove Star files)

Co-op Community Spaces rebuilding community connections

Co-op is providing $1 million in funding for local projects as COVID-19 reopening gets underway

Otter Co-op. (Aldergrove Star files)
One hundred bottles of Aviation gin signed by Ryan Reynolds will be available at a Langley BC Liquor Store starting Saturday. (Twitter/Ryan Reynolds)

BC Liquor Store marks 100 years with Ryan Reynolds signed Aviation gin on sale in Langley

In 1921 the Liquor Control Board opened the first of nine government liquor stores

One hundred bottles of Aviation gin signed by Ryan Reynolds will be available at a Langley BC Liquor Store starting Saturday. (Twitter/Ryan Reynolds)
Disappearing circles will not deter Downtown Langley Business Association from its quest to grow its gallery of murals. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

Mural be gone: One disappears, four more going up soon

Downtown Langley vows to give Chemanius a run for its money when it comes to outdoor art

Disappearing circles will not deter Downtown Langley Business Association from its quest to grow its gallery of murals. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
Larry Clay (left) on a job site, reviewing plans. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley builder appointed national industry president

No longer a teacher, new CHBA chair Larry Clay still thrilled to keep learning and sharing

Larry Clay (left) on a job site, reviewing plans. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Aldergrove legion branch #265 was ready for outdoor dining when indoor restrictions were lifted. (Special to The Star)

Aldergrove restaurants rejoice in return of indoor-dining

‘We are back and we are hiring,’ said Satwinder Deol, owner of Bob’s Bar and Grill

Aldergrove legion branch #265 was ready for outdoor dining when indoor restrictions were lifted. (Special to The Star)
Long-time Langley realtor and associate broker Deanna Horn offers tips in today’s multiple-offer housing market. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Being prepared is key in Langley’s multi-offer market

Long-time realtor gives some tips to potential homebuyers in today’s climate

Long-time Langley realtor and associate broker Deanna Horn offers tips in today’s multiple-offer housing market. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
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Langley Advance Times’ Design An Ad program fosters student creativity

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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

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

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