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Surgeons work on a patient in West Africa. (KBNF)

B.C. nurse fights to bring ‘top notch’ supplies, neurosurgery facilities to West Africa

Korle-Bu Neuroscience Foundation trains surgeons, brings supplies where they’re needed most

 

Ken and Sandra Murphy got their first look at the home after the Acts Of Kindness Extreme Home Renovation initiative redid it from top to bottom. (Langley Advance Times/file)

Several months after an extreme home reno, a Langley City couple is still amazed and delighted

Ken and Sandra Murphy are planning an in-person thank-you barbecue, once one is possible

 

This year’s PNE prize home is located on McNally Creek Drive in South Surrey, was built by Langley builders from Distrikt Homes. The home is complete now, but Pecchia shared some of the pictures during the construction process. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO – Still time to get tickets: Langley builder creates prize home

Mike Pecchia was surprised to learn the PNE wanted one of his team’s houses

 

Adhering to COVID safety protocols, a team of Western Canadian artists are coming together in Langley mid-September for a three-day art exhibition that will benefit Langley hospice. (West Fine Art Show/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Artists come together again to benefit Langley hospice

West Fine Art Show’s September edition is back at Glass House Estate Winery in Aldergrove mid-month

Adhering to COVID safety protocols, a team of Western Canadian artists are coming together in Langley mid-September for a three-day art exhibition that will benefit Langley hospice. (West Fine Art Show/Special to Langley Advance Times)
In 2018, an Aldergrove senior with serious health issues was getting by with base heaters, until a crew from Langley-based Gandy Installations showed up to install a new advanced heater, free. (file)
In 2018, an Aldergrove senior with serious health issues was getting by with base heaters, until a crew from Langley-based Gandy Installations showed up to install a new advanced heater, free. (file)
File - A standard War Amps key tag (The War Amps)

75 years of returning lost keys, War Amps celebrate program

Started in 1946, the key tags have provided Canadians with piece of mind if they lose their keys

File - A standard War Amps key tag (The War Amps)
Pastor Jon Grochowski of SouthRidge Fellowship Church, and Jim Calamunce, executive director of the Langley Food Bank, with one of the new carts. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Carts help move groceries for clients of Langley Food Bank

Locals without cars will benefit from the carts, thanks to a local church’s fundraising

Pastor Jon Grochowski of SouthRidge Fellowship Church, and Jim Calamunce, executive director of the Langley Food Bank, with one of the new carts. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Happy Herd recently held a yoga session, where participants did their workout alongside some friendly turkeys, chickens, and pigs – including Lucy. (Shailee Shah/Special to Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Up for some unique yoga companions?

Aldergrove’s Happy Herd animal sanctuary hosts exercise classes with pigs and turkeys

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Happy Herd recently held a yoga session, where participants did their workout alongside some friendly turkeys, chickens, and pigs – including Lucy. (Shailee Shah/Special to Black Press Media)
Langley City teen Alyssa Anderson and mom Courtney had a look inside a supercar on Sunday, July 25, as part of the Drive Project that aims to bring a little motorized magic to special kids. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Cool cars provide some automotive magic for Langley City teen

Driven Project brought fleet of supercars to quiet street

Langley City teen Alyssa Anderson and mom Courtney had a look inside a supercar on Sunday, July 25, as part of the Drive Project that aims to bring a little motorized magic to special kids. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes selfies with community members at the Hamilton Mountain Mosque after speaking to the congregation to recognize Eid al-Adha in Hamilton, Ont., Tuesday, July 20, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Feds looking into Muslim charities’ concerns: PM

Almost 100 Muslim organizations and civil society groups wrote to Trudeau this week

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes selfies with community members at the Hamilton Mountain Mosque after speaking to the congregation to recognize Eid al-Adha in Hamilton, Ont., Tuesday, July 20, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
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)
A volunteer works on a car at the semi-annual free oil change for single moms offered by the Acts Of Kindness group at Langley’s Church In The Valley on Sunday, June 27. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: How the son of a single mother ended up helping other moms in Langley

Semi-annual free oil change for single moms has served 750 over 15 years

A volunteer works on a car at the semi-annual free oil change for single moms offered by the Acts Of Kindness group at Langley’s Church In The Valley on Sunday, June 27. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Volunteers sort donations at the Prime family’s annual bottle drive in Langley on Saturday, June 26, to raise funds to fight juvenile arthritis. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Volunteers sort donations at the Prime family’s annual bottle drive in Langley on Saturday, June 26, to raise funds to fight juvenile arthritis. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Langley teen Julia Kang has a new cross-trainer, thanks to the Sunshine Foundation charity (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley teen Julia Kang has a new cross-trainer, thanks to the Sunshine Foundation charity (Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Prime Family Bottle Drive amassed a huge amount of donations back in 2018. COVID has forced the organizers to make it a drive-thru event in 2020 and it will be that way again for 2021. (Aldergrove Star files)

Langley family gearing up for fifth annual bottle drive to fight juvenile arthritis

People can bring their recyclables on Saturday, June 26, in a drive-thru style format

The Prime Family Bottle Drive amassed a huge amount of donations back in 2018. COVID has forced the organizers to make it a drive-thru event in 2020 and it will be that way again for 2021. (Aldergrove Star files)
Ken and Sandra Murphy got their first look at the home Sunday after the Acts Of Kindness Extreme Home Renovation initiative redid it from top to bottom. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Ken and Sandra Murphy got their first look at the home Sunday after the Acts Of Kindness Extreme Home Renovation initiative redid it from top to bottom. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Volunteers unload 1,000 meal kits at the Cloverdale Community Kitchen May 12. CCK was gifted the meals from Goodfood and distributed the entire truckload to the needy in less than 24 hours. (Photo: Submitted)

Cloverdale Community Kitchen distributes 1,000 meals in less than 24 hours

Meal kits went to charities in Surrey, Langley, White Rock

Volunteers unload 1,000 meal kits at the Cloverdale Community Kitchen May 12. CCK was gifted the meals from Goodfood and distributed the entire truckload to the needy in less than 24 hours. (Photo: Submitted)
Garth Dauncey is one of the volunteers working on renovations at a Langley City home for the AOK Extreme Home Repair project. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

AOK home repair could use funding support to aid Langley family

A GoFundMe is looking to raise up to $80,000

Garth Dauncey is one of the volunteers working on renovations at a Langley City home for the AOK Extreme Home Repair project. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Lesley Wells encourages others to donate some time to a cause they believe in, describing her volunteer duties with Langley Meals on Wheels – and specifically their new Community Kitchen program – as a labour of love. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Community kitchen volunteer encourages more to get involved

Langley City’s Lesley Wells describes her contributions as selfish - getting more out than she gives

Lesley Wells encourages others to donate some time to a cause they believe in, describing her volunteer duties with Langley Meals on Wheels – and specifically their new Community Kitchen program – as a labour of love. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Joe Viel, manager of Cloverdale Community Cycles, stands among some of the bikes that will be up for grabs April 10. The cycle shop is located directly behind Pacific Community Church at 5337 180 Street. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Cloverdale Community Cycles to hold bike sale April 10

Repair shop selling bikes for both kids and adults

Joe Viel, manager of Cloverdale Community Cycles, stands among some of the bikes that will be up for grabs April 10. The cycle shop is located directly behind Pacific Community Church at 5337 180 Street. (Photo: Malin Jordan)