Business

Eternity Medical Equipment’s ECAN95 masks have received Health Canada approval and CSA certification. (Eternity Medical Equipment photo)

B.C. company makes 1st Canadian-made mask to receive official CSA certification

Eternity Medical Equipment producing N95-equivalent masks out of Campbell Heights facility

 

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Vancouver, Victoria among top 10 tech markets in Canada

Tech education and industry continue to boom in B.C.

 

Business owner Kristen Russell. Lia Crowe photography

Secrets and Lives and The Seven Sins with Kristen Russell

An interview with Bayside Goods boutique owner

  • Dec 28, 2020
Business owner Kristen Russell. Lia Crowe photography
Arbutus RV owners Rose and Craig Little. Photography by Lia Crowe

Sales surge for Arbutus RV

Recreational vehicles on a roll for province’s largest RV dealer

  • Dec 25, 2020
Arbutus RV owners Rose and Craig Little. Photography by Lia Crowe
The Passionate Home owner Carrie Thachuk, seen here in her Langley City store in McBurney Plaza on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, is selling a lot more than she used to over the internet (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

It could be a good Boxing Day for Langley merchants

Online shopping and a closed U.S. border could mean more business for local stores

The Passionate Home owner Carrie Thachuk, seen here in her Langley City store in McBurney Plaza on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, is selling a lot more than she used to over the internet (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
The Zebra group's Rus Collins - Photography by Lia Crowe

Secrets and Lives With Rus Collins

Zebra Group designer talks creativity, painting and baking during Covid-19

  • Dec 14, 2020
The Zebra group's Rus Collins - Photography by Lia Crowe
Devon Bird - Lia Crowe photograph

Fashion Forward With Devon Bird

Moden Boutique owner expands her business during Covid-19 with Moden Essentials

  • Dec 10, 2020
Devon Bird - Lia Crowe photograph
There have been fewer cars and fewer customers in Langley City's downtown due to the coronavirus pandemic, but a group is calling for the one-way to go car free for a time. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

WEB POLL: Have you shopped local, online?

Local stores are expanding their curbside and online options

  • Nov 26, 2020
There have been fewer cars and fewer customers in Langley City's downtown due to the coronavirus pandemic, but a group is calling for the one-way to go car free for a time. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Army and Navy was in business for more than a century but closed earlier this year, citing COVID-19 as the cause. The space at Langley Mall has been taken over by McFrugal’s Discount Outlet. (Lisa Farquharson/Black Press Media)

Few closures as Langley businesses battle COVID-19 downturn

Smaller, Canadian chains among casualties locally

Army and Navy was in business for more than a century but closed earlier this year, citing COVID-19 as the cause. The space at Langley Mall has been taken over by McFrugal’s Discount Outlet. (Lisa Farquharson/Black Press Media)
Sonya Perkins of Langley’s Forever Yours Lingerie said there’ve been challenges, but customers are supporting local shops during the pandemic. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

‘Shop Local’ key as Langley businesses work through COVID

Business groups are trying to encourage local buying to keep stores alive

Sonya Perkins of Langley’s Forever Yours Lingerie said there’ve been challenges, but customers are supporting local shops during the pandemic. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce. (Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Award, diversity discussion at next Langley chamber of commerce meeting

The Zoom meeting is taking place next Tuesday, Nov. 24

  • Nov 22, 2020
Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce. (Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Ralph’s Farm Market in Murrayville was closed for a COVID cleaning Friday, after a staff member tested positive. (Screengrab/Special to Langley Advance Times)

R.E. Mountain Secondary hit again by COVID diagnosis

Ralph’s Farm Market also shut for a thorough cleaning Friday, after staffer confirmed positive

Ralph’s Farm Market in Murrayville was closed for a COVID cleaning Friday, after a staff member tested positive. (Screengrab/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Frontline workers, including health care workers, law enforcement, firefighters, restaurant workers, grocery store workers and bus drivers can drop by and get a free six pack from Langley’s Dead Frog Brewery on Saturday, Nov. 21. (photo courtesy Dead Frog Brewery)

Langley’s Dead Frog brewery offers free six-packs to people on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘Things are rough right now, and we think it’s more important than ever to say thank you’

Frontline workers, including health care workers, law enforcement, firefighters, restaurant workers, grocery store workers and bus drivers can drop by and get a free six pack from Langley’s Dead Frog Brewery on Saturday, Nov. 21. (photo courtesy Dead Frog Brewery)
A technician changes tires at OK Tire in Langley on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. Like many, the business has noticed delays in getting winter tires due to COVID-19 plant closures and delivery disruptions (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

WATCH: Want winter tires? You may face a wait because of the pandemic

Manufacturing plant shutdowns and shipping disruptions have held up shipments

A technician changes tires at OK Tire in Langley on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. Like many, the business has noticed delays in getting winter tires due to COVID-19 plant closures and delivery disruptions (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Gus Hartl, left, accepted a gift from Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce past president Jack Nicholson as it was announced Hartl was the 2019 recipient of the H.D. Stafford Good Citizen of the Year honour. (Langley Advance Times files)

Nominations still open to find Langley’s Good Citizen of the Year

The annual award is named for the late Harold Stafford

Gus Hartl, left, accepted a gift from Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce past president Jack Nicholson as it was announced Hartl was the 2019 recipient of the H.D. Stafford Good Citizen of the Year honour. (Langley Advance Times files)
crime stoppers

Business forum focuses on CrimeStoppers

The Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce is hosting the meeting next month

  • Oct 29, 2020
crime stoppers
Joseph Richards Group, which operates 25 restaurants, pubs, and establishments in the Lower Mainland – including several in Langley – was presented with a collaboration award from the chamber. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Resilient Langley businesses lauded for their COVID twists

Langley chamber of commerce held its annual business award, but morphed it into a ‘community edition’

Joseph Richards Group, which operates 25 restaurants, pubs, and establishments in the Lower Mainland – including several in Langley – was presented with a collaboration award from the chamber. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Willowbrook Shopping Centre. (Langley Advance Times files)

Le Chateau will shutter stores in Willowbrook, across Canada

The Canadian fashion company says COVID-19 has made it impossible to continue operating

Willowbrook Shopping Centre. (Langley Advance Times files)
Swimco announced recently it is shutting all of its stores in Canada, including in Langley. (Swimco website)

Canadian-owned swimsuit chain bankrupt

Swimco had been in creditor protection for several months

Swimco announced recently it is shutting all of its stores in Canada, including in Langley. (Swimco website)