City Council

Lights glitter in McBurney plaza on Saturday, Jan 9, 2020. Funds from the cancelled Magic of Christmas parade were used to add lights this year and for years to come, a report said. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: How the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in more Christmas lights for Langley City

City was ‘determined to provide some holiday cheer for the community’

 

Coun. Sharmarke Dubow apologized to his constituents Tuesday evening for travelling abroad over the holidays. (File contributed/ City of Victoria)

‘I should not have gone:’ Victoria councillor takes holiday trip to Africa

Two Greater Victoria municipal politician admit to traveling in December

 

Langley City council voted to appoint councillor Gayle Martin (R) to the Metro Vancouver board of directors in place of mayor Val van den Broek (L). The decision was made at a closed-door meeting of council on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. (file)

Langley City mayor says her removal from Metro board of directors is example of continued in-fighting

‘I’m not the mayor they wanted’ Val van den Broek says of the council members who voted against her

 

Langley City Councillor Nathan Pachal and the ‘lonely’ Langley City park he thinks should have a name. After making a call for suggestions in August of 2020, the top pick was ‘Railway park.’ (Rob Bittner/Special to Langley Advance Times)

An unofficial contest to name a nameless Langley City park comes up with a winner

Councillor Nathan Pachal thought the ‘lonely’ mini-park deserved a name

Langley City Councillor Nathan Pachal and the ‘lonely’ Langley City park he thinks should have a name. After making a call for suggestions in August of 2020, the top pick was ‘Railway park.’ (Rob Bittner/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley City Mayor Val van den Broek, at the Jan. 25 Winter Wonderland fund-raiser (Langley Advance Times/file)

Additional review of Langley City mayor’s gala ordered by council

A more detailed accounting of costs is needed, councillors said

Langley City Mayor Val van den Broek, at the Jan. 25 Winter Wonderland fund-raiser (Langley Advance Times/file)
A small Langley City park should have a name, according to Coun. Nathan Pachal, who launched a highly unofficial online search for suggestions on Aug. 13, 2020. (Nathan Pachal/special to Langley Advance Times)

A name for a nameless park sought by Langley City Coun. Nathan Pachal

Online appeal for suggestions to name ‘one lonely park’

A small Langley City park should have a name, according to Coun. Nathan Pachal, who launched a highly unofficial online search for suggestions on Aug. 13, 2020. (Nathan Pachal/special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley City councillors Rosemary Wallace and Nathan Pachal (Undated Langley City photos)

Langley City Councillor expenses ranged from $12,000 to $174: report

What made the difference was attending conferences

Langley City councillors Rosemary Wallace and Nathan Pachal (Undated Langley City photos)
Langley City Coun. Rudy Storteboom warned community grants will likely be affected by the loss of revenue from the Cascades Casino during the pandemic. (file)

Community grants could be cut because of COVID-19 shutdown, City councillor warns

Closure of Cascades Casino will mean a smaller share of profits, Rudy Storteboom predicts

Langley City Coun. Rudy Storteboom warned community grants will likely be affected by the loss of revenue from the Cascades Casino during the pandemic. (file)
Jay Chalke is the Ombudsperson for B.C. (BC Government photo)

Barring public from open council meetings exceeds authority: B.C. Ombudsperson

Orders affected the public attending council meetings

Jay Chalke is the Ombudsperson for B.C. (BC Government photo)
Langley City Council has been meeting via videoconference, including the Monday meeting that gave preliminary approval to tax rollbacks. (City of Langley website)

Langley City council gives preliminary approval to tax cuts

Rollback in response to COVID-19 outbreak

Langley City Council has been meeting via videoconference, including the Monday meeting that gave preliminary approval to tax rollbacks. (City of Langley website)
Allison Patton says she ‘promptly’ removed advertising suggesting vitamins and treatments around COVID-19. (File photo)

Surrey councillor under fire for allegedly advertising naturopathic COVID-19 treatments

College of Naturopathic Physicians warns against ‘potentially harmful’ claims

Allison Patton says she ‘promptly’ removed advertising suggesting vitamins and treatments around COVID-19. (File photo)
White Rock Coun. David Chesney has received an apology for censures imposed by the previous council. (File photos)

White Rock councillor gets apology for past accusations of defamation, confidentiality breach

Retroactive pay, legal fees for David Chesney, for pair of reprimands during 2014-2018 council term

White Rock Coun. David Chesney has received an apology for censures imposed by the previous council. (File photos)
Cody Younker, who first proposed the raises for mayor and council has retracted his support for them. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)

Councillor in Revelstoke withdraws proposed 67% pay hike amid backlash

There was significant backlash to the proposed $25,000 and $70,000 wages

Cody Younker, who first proposed the raises for mayor and council has retracted his support for them. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)
Steven Cross was elected in October 2018, he resigned Jan. 21, 2020. (File)

Councillor resigns in Revelstoke after colleagues approved 67% raise

Council approved a 134 per cent raise for the mayor of Revelstoke

Steven Cross was elected in October 2018, he resigned Jan. 21, 2020. (File)
Court challenge aims to remove mayor, councillors in Langley Township

Court challenge aims to remove mayor, councillors in Langley Township

A group of voters claim conflict of interests should see them removed from office

Court challenge aims to remove mayor, councillors in Langley Township