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This time, Karen Ayres (far right) had company when she went on the virtual version of the Langley Walk. She took a selfie with (from left) Simon Ayres, Laura Ayres and Colin Ayres. “I usually do solo walks but this year, due to Covid, everyone needed to get out of the house so they joined me with the walk,” she explained. (Courtesy Karen Ayres)

Virtual Langley Walk was a family affair for Brookswood resident

Usually, Karen Ayres goes it alone, but this year, thanks to COVID-induced boredom, she had company

This time, Karen Ayres (far right) had company when she went on the virtual version of the Langley Walk. She took a selfie with (from left) Simon Ayres, Laura Ayres and Colin Ayres. “I usually do solo walks but this year, due to Covid, everyone needed to get out of the house so they joined me with the walk,” she explained. (Courtesy Karen Ayres)
Aldergrove’s Shortreed Community Elementary School is serving students – as well as the larger community – free lunches on weekdays. (Shortreed elementary/Special to the Aldergrove Star)

Shortreed Elementary offering free ‘grab-and-go’ lunches to Aldergrove families amid pandemic

COVID-19 has sparked school support workers to ensure every Aldergrove student is nourished

Aldergrove’s Shortreed Community Elementary School is serving students – as well as the larger community – free lunches on weekdays. (Shortreed elementary/Special to the Aldergrove Star)
Chilliwack’s Mary Hnatiw says that winning $500,000 from the May 1, 2020 Lotto Max draw feels ‘Extra’ special. (BC Lottery Corp. photo)

Chilliwack grandma says $500,000 Lotto Max win is ‘Extra’ special

‘I will celebrate at home and share the rest with my kids and grandkids’

Chilliwack’s Mary Hnatiw says that winning $500,000 from the May 1, 2020 Lotto Max draw feels ‘Extra’ special. (BC Lottery Corp. photo)
Kristi Robertson, a music teacher at Langley Fundamental Middle and Secondary School, created a virtual choir with 40 participants ranging from Grade 4 to age 50 accompanied by a video highlighting positive local stories. (video screen capture)

VIDEO: 40 singers form virtual choir to highlight positive Langley stories

A local music teacher created the video in dedication of 2020 graduates

Kristi Robertson, a music teacher at Langley Fundamental Middle and Secondary School, created a virtual choir with 40 participants ranging from Grade 4 to age 50 accompanied by a video highlighting positive local stories. (video screen capture)
Haircuts for Good is asking people to cut their own hair or someone else’s, and make a donation the usual cost of a cut to help health-care workers. (Submitted)

Haircuts for Good asking for donations through home haircuts

Donations can go to food banks or health-care foundations of your choice

Haircuts for Good is asking people to cut their own hair or someone else’s, and make a donation the usual cost of a cut to help health-care workers. (Submitted)
Katie and Jonathan Rempel of Rempel Mercantile started a trend when they decorated their Fort Langley store with encouraging messages (Facebook image)

VIDEO: Encouraging words and pictures adorn Fort Langley businesses

‘It’s good to know you’re not alone’

Katie and Jonathan Rempel of Rempel Mercantile started a trend when they decorated their Fort Langley store with encouraging messages (Facebook image)
Black Press Media, Save-On-Foods bring groceries to families and food banks

Black Press Media, Save-On-Foods bring groceries to families and food banks

Heart Soul of the Community contest shares $12,000 across Western Canada

Black Press Media, Save-On-Foods bring groceries to families and food banks
Glynis Mullen proposed a simple communication tool to check on neighbours and the community during COVID-19 which has been shared on social media across the country and beyond. Facebook photo/Glynis Mullen

Helping those at risk, one piece of paper at a time through ‘isolation communication’

Simple paper tool during pandemic making its way across Canada thanks to social media.

Glynis Mullen proposed a simple communication tool to check on neighbours and the community during COVID-19 which has been shared on social media across the country and beyond. Facebook photo/Glynis Mullen
VIDEO: Young Langley residents celebrate their birthdays with personalized parades

VIDEO: Young Langley residents celebrate their birthdays with personalized parades

Growing trend amid COVID-19 closures is having decorated vehicles honk past homes

VIDEO: Young Langley residents celebrate their birthdays with personalized parades
A Fort Langley mom started a rock hunt after she saw the positive impact it had on a community she was visiting during vacation. (Fort Langley Rocks/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
A Fort Langley mom started a rock hunt after she saw the positive impact it had on a community she was visiting during vacation. (Fort Langley Rocks/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Nanaimo’s Curtis Wright won $1 million playing Lotto 6/49. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo man wins lotto, plans to buy $16,000 fridge

Curtis Wright a winner in Lotto 6/49 draw

Nanaimo’s Curtis Wright won $1 million playing Lotto 6/49. (Photo submitted)
Aldergrove Rotary charter members (from left) Vic Peters, Angie McDougall, Brian Thomasson, Gus Hartl Jr., and current president Pauline Buck, among other club members, gathered together to blow out candles on a cake that celebrated three decades of service to the community. (Sarah Grochowski photo)

30 years laters, Aldergrove Rotary club still going strong

A group that’s ‘done so much good for the community of Aldergrove’

Aldergrove Rotary charter members (from left) Vic Peters, Angie McDougall, Brian Thomasson, Gus Hartl Jr., and current president Pauline Buck, among other club members, gathered together to blow out candles on a cake that celebrated three decades of service to the community. (Sarah Grochowski photo)