Township launches new website

Township launches new website

New tol.ca to go live at the end of July

  • Jul. 10, 2017 1:02 p.m.

The Township of Langley’s website is getting a new look.

At the end of July, a new corporate website is being launched that aims to make it easier for the public to find what they are looking for and interact directly with the municipality.

The new tol.ca will include more visual content and improved access to information and services, through a responsive design that adjusts website content for better viewing on mobile devices.

As part of the website enhancements, the Township of Langley will become the first municipality in B.C. to implement a new identity management system that will allow users to create a single account that, over time, will give them access to the information and services they value.

“Those using the new Township website will ultimately only need one username and one password to access all Township services,” said Shane Barnaby, the Township’s manager of applications. “The planned goal is that, instead of logging in to register for a recreation program then logging in elsewhere to receive notifications or pay for a business licence, users will be able to sign in once to do everything they need.”

The new website is one part of a multi-faceted eGovernment strategy that was endorsed by Township Council in June of 2013 to enhance digital interactions and electronic communication between the municipality and its citizens.

Other changes include revamping the ‘Report a Problem’ feature on the existing website and rebranding it to ‘At Your Service’. When the new tol.ca website launches, those who have signed up for ‘eAlerts’ for notices about Council meetings, community consultations, temporary service interruptions, etc. will need to re-subscribe to the new ‘My Notifications’ system. All existing subscribers to ‘eAlert’ notifications will receive an email with instructions on how to do this after the new website launches later this summer.

In May of 2016, the Township launched new websites for the Langley Regional Airport, ynj.tol.ca, and the Economic Development department, invest.tol.ca, using new platform technologies that were created through the eGovernment strategy and are part of the new tol.ca website.

Planning is currently underway to leverage the new identity management system created for tol.ca as part of a new Parks and Recreation system that will launch in 2018.