Agriculture

Weedkiller sabotage claimed in Langley blueberry farm lawsuit

Weedkiller sabotage claimed in Langley blueberry farm lawsuit

The owners of a Langley farm are suing over the death of their crops

Weedkiller sabotage claimed in Langley blueberry farm lawsuit
Langley fly larvae processing plant hit by fire

Langley fly larvae processing plant hit by fire

A mechanical fire was quickly doused by firefighters Saturday

Langley fly larvae processing plant hit by fire
Cowichan style wine and marble with the Zanatta siblings

Cowichan style wine and marble with the Zanatta siblings

Loretta and Ivo Zanatta carry on family traditions with two separate businesses

  • Sep 23, 2019
Cowichan style wine and marble with the Zanatta siblings
(Photo: Unsplash)

Cannabis processing plant proposed for North Langley

The plant is proposed for the industrial area near the Golden Ears Bridge

(Photo: Unsplash)
The language of scent

The language of scent

Harvesting and crafting botanicals to create beauty products

  • Aug 21, 2019
The language of scent
Province holds power over Langley’s pot farming bylaw

Province holds power over Langley’s pot farming bylaw

The Township will wait for Ministry of Agriculture approval

Province holds power over Langley’s pot farming bylaw
Alanah Fuduric and her five-month-old daughter Charlie, and Alanah’s mom Cathy Fichter on the site where they plan to place a modular home for Cathy and her husband to live close to the rest of the family. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley family caught in ALR rule change now relieved at government reprieve

Families can again bring relatives into modular homes on ALR land – for now

Alanah Fuduric and her five-month-old daughter Charlie, and Alanah’s mom Cathy Fichter on the site where they plan to place a modular home for Cathy and her husband to live close to the rest of the family. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Island View Nursery is expecting workers in hazmat suits to conduct further tests Wednesday after a contaminated plant was discovered at the Central Saanich business. (B.C. Hazmat Management/Facebook)

B.C. nursery under quarantine after spores found on single plant

Infected plant believed to have come from the U.S., through mainland supplier

Island View Nursery is expecting workers in hazmat suits to conduct further tests Wednesday after a contaminated plant was discovered at the Central Saanich business. (B.C. Hazmat Management/Facebook)
Cathy Ficther, her daughter Alanah Fuduric, and Charlie, five months old. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Minister promises changes on ALC housing rules that stymied Langley family

The three-generation Langley family has been in limbo over placing a modular home for grandparents

Cathy Ficther, her daughter Alanah Fuduric, and Charlie, five months old. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Alanah Fuduric and her five-month-old daughter Charlie, and Alanah’s mom Cathy Fichter on the site where they were hoping to place a modular home for Cathy and her husband to live close to the rest of the family. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley family in limbo as ALR rule changes mean no second home for grandparents

The family is one of dozens facing changed regulations on farmland housing

Alanah Fuduric and her five-month-old daughter Charlie, and Alanah’s mom Cathy Fichter on the site where they were hoping to place a modular home for Cathy and her husband to live close to the rest of the family. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Leo Benne, chief growing officer of Zenabis, with the converted shipping container that will become a testbed for a vertical cannabis farm. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Vertical farming for cannabis gets trial run in Langley

Grower Zenabis will start with industrial hemp and may move to commercial marijuana

Leo Benne, chief growing officer of Zenabis, with the converted shipping container that will become a testbed for a vertical cannabis farm. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
B.C. dairy farmers say milk cup is half full in new Canada Food Guide

B.C. dairy farmers say milk cup is half full in new Canada Food Guide

Despite what seems like a demotion, B.C. Dairy Association insists its inclusion is still integral

B.C. dairy farmers say milk cup is half full in new Canada Food Guide
Orchard covers and wind machines are tested to protect cherry crop at Coral Beach Farms in Lake Country, 2017. (B.C. government)

Regional climate adaptation agriculture testing to expand in B.C.

Ottawa funds farm projects to conserve water, remove invasive species

Orchard covers and wind machines are tested to protect cherry crop at Coral Beach Farms in Lake Country, 2017. (B.C. government)
Farmer discs a field in South Delta. (Black Press files)

Centralize farmland decisions, B.C. advisory panel recommends

Agricultural Land Commission urged to control marijuana, oil and gas uses

Farmer discs a field in South Delta. (Black Press files)
According to Cloverdale’s John Gibeau, who has more than 50 years experience as a beekeeper, the refusal of just three Albertan beekeepers, representing 6,000 colonies, to send their bees to B.C. blueberry farms could potentially cost the industry $12 million to $15 million. (Eric Ward / Unsplash)

Alberta beekeepers boycott B.C. blueberries

The loss may cost blueberry industry millions, says longtime B.C. beekeeper

According to Cloverdale’s John Gibeau, who has more than 50 years experience as a beekeeper, the refusal of just three Albertan beekeepers, representing 6,000 colonies, to send their bees to B.C. blueberry farms could potentially cost the industry $12 million to $15 million. (Eric Ward / Unsplash)
Letter: Urban garden best option for under Langley powerlines

Letter: Urban garden best option for under Langley powerlines

A Langley man said the land should be used to help feed people.

  • Mar 18, 2018
Letter: Urban garden best option for under Langley powerlines
Aldergrove-based mushroom firm joins Pennsylvania grower

Aldergrove-based mushroom firm joins Pennsylvania grower

The management teams in place will continue to oversee day-to-day operations.

Aldergrove-based mushroom firm joins Pennsylvania grower
Aldergrove-based mushroom firm joins Pennsylvania grower

Aldergrove-based mushroom firm joins Pennsylvania grower

The management teams in place will continue to oversee day-to-day operations.

Aldergrove-based mushroom firm joins Pennsylvania grower
Scott Carley is a grower of giant pumpkins who has entered the contest in the past.

Meet some giants in their fields

Giant pumpkins and other massive produce will be weighed in a Saturday contest in Langley.

Scott Carley is a grower of giant pumpkins who has entered the contest in the past.
Agriculture Minister Lana Popham at her ministry office in Victoria, Sept. 1, 2017. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

Farmland reforms ahead for NDP government

ALR ‘zone two’ on the way out, Lana Popham says

Agriculture Minister Lana Popham at her ministry office in Victoria, Sept. 1, 2017. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)