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A couple travelled from Osoyoos to Penticton on Friday, June 24, to pick up their new vehicle after winning a Canada-wide contest, courtesy of General Motors. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: B.C. couple presented with new car after winning Canada-wide contest

‘We thought it was some scam when we found out we won,’ they said

A couple travelled from Osoyoos to Penticton on Friday, June 24, to pick up their new vehicle after winning a Canada-wide contest, courtesy of General Motors. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
(Black Press file photo)

Okanagan-based group ready for B.C.-wide celebration of collector cars

July 9 is recognized as Collector Car Appreciation Day in the province

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Community institutions are the best things to keep people going in bad times. (Black Press Media files)

In Our View: Unity is the best policy

If bad economic times are coming, we’ll be better off sticking together

  • Jun 17, 2022
Community institutions are the best things to keep people going in bad times. (Black Press Media files)
Kids got to experience a firefighter challenge, complete with turnout gear and a chance to wield a firehose in previous community day festival. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley City to honour former mayor at the annual Community Day Festival

Food trucks, music, rock climbing and more planned

Kids got to experience a firefighter challenge, complete with turnout gear and a chance to wield a firehose in previous community day festival. (Langley Advance Times files)
The ‘Gateway to Holidayland’ sign in the Rambo franchise’ first film, First Blood. (Youtube screenshot)

Early plans revealed for Rambo 40th anniversary celebration in Hope

This year marks four decades for Sylvester Stallone’s locally-filmed hit 1980s action movie

The ‘Gateway to Holidayland’ sign in the Rambo franchise’ first film, First Blood. (Youtube screenshot)
Kids posing at the 1920's photo booth set up at the free family event. (Laurice Gomes/The Aldergrove Star)

Aldergrove family fest a ‘great success,’ despite rain

Clowns, balloon animals, live entertainment, during two days of fun in downtown Aldergrove

  • Jun 9, 2022
Kids posing at the 1920's photo booth set up at the free family event. (Laurice Gomes/The Aldergrove Star)
An Saturday afternoon (June 18) event will raise funds for the Mark Warawa Legacy fund, which aims to support environmental initiatives by local non-profits groups in the name of the late MP. (Langley Advance Times)

Fundraiser set for Mark Warawa Legacy Fund

Will honour memory of late Langley – Aldergrove MP with grants for charitable environmental work

An Saturday afternoon (June 18) event will raise funds for the Mark Warawa Legacy fund, which aims to support environmental initiatives by local non-profits groups in the name of the late MP. (Langley Advance Times)
150 cars took part in the first post-pandemic edition of the Brookswood Secondary School fundraiser on Sunday, May 29. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Thousands attend Brookswood Secondary car show

Returning after two-year time-out due to pandemic, the fundraiser will help the school

150 cars took part in the first post-pandemic edition of the Brookswood Secondary School fundraiser on Sunday, May 29. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Bikers enjoyed hotdogs and drinks before hitting the road. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Fraser Valley bikers cover 100 miles spreading awareness about child abuse

It was the first chance in more than two years to participate in the annual ride

Bikers enjoyed hotdogs and drinks before hitting the road. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Snaps from 2017 Fort Langley May Day Parade. (Langley Advance Times files)
Snaps from 2017 Fort Langley May Day Parade. (Langley Advance Times files)
Choigaon Park is the winner of environmental leadership award. The awards were presented in the categories of community service, youth leadership, sports leadership, leadership beyond adversity, international service, environmental leadership, and arts and culture leadership. (Honey Mustard Media/Special to Langley Advance Times)

6 Langley youth awarded for leadership efforts

SASSY awards presented during a public ceremony

Choigaon Park is the winner of environmental leadership award. The awards were presented in the categories of community service, youth leadership, sports leadership, leadership beyond adversity, international service, environmental leadership, and arts and culture leadership. (Honey Mustard Media/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Bryan Miller arrived early in the morning to set up his tent and offer clean up supplies to volunteers participating in the Pre May Day Community Cleanup event. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Bryan Miller arrived early in the morning to set up his tent and offer clean up supplies to volunteers participating in the Pre May Day Community Cleanup event. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Langley Senior Resources Society’s hosted a paper shredding event Saturday, May 14. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Langley Senior Resources Society’s hosted a paper shredding event Saturday, May 14. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Spencer van Vloten, was awarded the B.C. Medal of Good Citizenship at a virtual ceremony. He is a former resident of Langley and studied at Alex Hopes Elementary School. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

32-year-old credits upbringing in Langley for wins multiple service awards

Spencer van Vloten grew up in Langley where he first developed his drive for helping others

Spencer van Vloten, was awarded the B.C. Medal of Good Citizenship at a virtual ceremony. He is a former resident of Langley and studied at Alex Hopes Elementary School. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
McHappy Day, McDonald’s Canada’s largest annual community charitable initiative, is back, live and in person on Wednesday May 11 at the Murrayville and Langley City restaurants. (file)

McHappy Day charitable fundraiser returns to Murrayville and Langley City McDonald’s restaurants

On Wednesday, VIPs help gather donations for Ronald McDonald House Charities and Foundry Langley

McHappy Day, McDonald’s Canada’s largest annual community charitable initiative, is back, live and in person on Wednesday May 11 at the Murrayville and Langley City restaurants. (file)
Eva Gupta and dad Vikas, from Willoughby, picked out a button design for her mom in Douglas Park on Saturday, May 7 as Langley City’s celebration of B.C. Youth Week wrapped up with an outdoor festival. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Festival at Douglas Park wraps up B.C. Youth Week

First since the annual event had to be ‘paused’ due to pandemic

Eva Gupta and dad Vikas, from Willoughby, picked out a button design for her mom in Douglas Park on Saturday, May 7 as Langley City’s celebration of B.C. Youth Week wrapped up with an outdoor festival. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Staff at Foundry Vancouver-Granville, operated by Providence Health Care. One of many Foundry centre across BC that provide integrated health services to young people like Aslam and Lee. Jeff Topham photo.

Foundry supports youth in living a good life

Free and confidential health and wellness supports for BC youth ages 12 to 24 – online and in-person

  • May 2, 2022
Staff at Foundry Vancouver-Granville, operated by Providence Health Care. One of many Foundry centre across BC that provide integrated health services to young people like Aslam and Lee. Jeff Topham photo.
Brandon and Violet Guthrie attended the MacInnis farm drive-up version of the Aldergrove fair in August of 2021. (Langley Advance Times file)

A bigger and better Aldergrove Fair is in the works

Event returns to Aldergrove Athletic Park

Brandon and Violet Guthrie attended the MacInnis farm drive-up version of the Aldergrove fair in August of 2021. (Langley Advance Times file)
This year’s May Queen Taiya Yardley (left) with her mother Darcie Yardley, who was May queen in 1994, posed for a photo together at the Sunday, April 24 tea held at the historic Fort Langley Community hall. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

May Queen crowned in Fort Langley

First time event has been held since the pandemic struck

This year’s May Queen Taiya Yardley (left) with her mother Darcie Yardley, who was May queen in 1994, posed for a photo together at the Sunday, April 24 tea held at the historic Fort Langley Community hall. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Katie Roest participated in the clean up with her seven-years-old daughter, Ellie. The event was part of Township of Langley’s Clean Up Langley Day on Saturday, April 23. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Langley residents join hands for Clean Up Langley Day

Event organized by Township of Langley

Katie Roest participated in the clean up with her seven-years-old daughter, Ellie. The event was part of Township of Langley’s Clean Up Langley Day on Saturday, April 23. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)