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Kim Elliott is a 35-year-old Walnut Grove resident who recently launched her first book, Falling for the Villain. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Science fiction and romance co-mingle in Langley author’s first release

35-years-old writer is a Walnut Grove resident and a mother of two

Kim Elliott is a 35-year-old Walnut Grove resident who recently launched her first book, Falling for the Villain. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
UFV is working with artificial intelligence robots that can help combat isolation and loneliness, thanks to funding from the TD Bank Group. (UFV photo)

Robots and AI being used to help combat COVID-19 loneliness at UFV

Findings will be shared with government, industry, and community partners to enhance wellness

UFV is working with artificial intelligence robots that can help combat isolation and loneliness, thanks to funding from the TD Bank Group. (UFV photo)
The Vancouver Cello Quartet will perform original works and arrangements by famous composers on Jan. 30 at Rose Gellert Hall in Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Quartet of cellos take to Langley stage

Tickets for the show must be purchased in advance, and COVID rules apply

The Vancouver Cello Quartet will perform original works and arrangements by famous composers on Jan. 30 at Rose Gellert Hall in Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Michelle Ducket will facilitate one of workshops at Langley Art Council. The council received a $16,600 donation from Telus Friendly Future Foundation. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley youth to get more opportunities as art council receives a generous donation

Funding received through Telus’ Friendly Foundation initiative

Michelle Ducket will facilitate one of workshops at Langley Art Council. The council received a $16,600 donation from Telus Friendly Future Foundation. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Ernie Jantzen, founder of Clothes2U is a retired marketing professional. He has organized multiple clothing drives in Surrey, Mission, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, and Langley since 2002. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Aldergrove man hopes to expand his non profit

He organizes clothing drives in multiple cities

Ernie Jantzen, founder of Clothes2U is a retired marketing professional. He has organized multiple clothing drives in Surrey, Mission, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, and Langley since 2002. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Student is installing copper water lines in the Piping Program at Langley Secondary School. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley students can start trades training while in high school

Free tuition and paid work part of apprenticeship program

Student is installing copper water lines in the Piping Program at Langley Secondary School. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
As per Langley Local Immigration Partnership the webinar will help Langley employers find new workers and deal with workforce shortage. (Langley Advance Times files)

Immigrant employment at forefront of first-ever roundtable discussion

Langley Local Immigration Partnership and chamber of commerce host online session Jan. 20

As per Langley Local Immigration Partnership the webinar will help Langley employers find new workers and deal with workforce shortage. (Langley Advance Times files)
Langley Community Music School will welcome Elizabeth Bergmann and her husband Marcel for a musical show named, Voyages. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Internationally recognized piano duo perform in Langley

A performance next Saturday features original composition and arrangments by Marcel Bergmann

Langley Community Music School will welcome Elizabeth Bergmann and her husband Marcel for a musical show named, Voyages. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Jaxson Linn met Clarence Tuin, aka the Santa Claus through Inclusion Langley Society's Breakfast with Santa event. Santa made a special visit after the event was cancelled due to COVID. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley boy, 10, donates $2,000 to charities

Youngster collects bottles throughout the year, raises funds for multiple groups

Jaxson Linn met Clarence Tuin, aka the Santa Claus through Inclusion Langley Society's Breakfast with Santa event. Santa made a special visit after the event was cancelled due to COVID. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
One of the ways the registered non-profit raises funds is through ReStores, a chain of home and building supply stores that accept and resell new and used building materials. They have 18,000 sq. ft. in Langley that opened in August 2018. (Langley Advance Times files)

Habitat for Humanity brings national contest to Langley students

The charitable organization operates a 18,000-square-feet ReStore on Logan Avenue

One of the ways the registered non-profit raises funds is through ReStores, a chain of home and building supply stores that accept and resell new and used building materials. They have 18,000 sq. ft. in Langley that opened in August 2018. (Langley Advance Times files)
Pam Stadnik (left) and Lizette Etsebeth of the Fairy Godmothers non-profit greeted contributors at their Saturday, Jan. 8, drive-through donation event in Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

First outdoor donation drive by Langley’s Fairy Godmother Foundation a ‘huge success’

Non-profit provides dresses, evening wear and accessories to grads

Pam Stadnik (left) and Lizette Etsebeth of the Fairy Godmothers non-profit greeted contributors at their Saturday, Jan. 8, drive-through donation event in Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A sample of a Langley Camera Club member’s work. (Michelle Lark/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley Camera Club is expanding, thanks to virtual meetings

Members are from as far away as Saskatchewan and Ontario

A sample of a Langley Camera Club member’s work. (Michelle Lark/Special to Langley Advance Times)
British Columbia: An Untold History features Langley’s Forsythe explaining the gold rush trail in B.C., the province’s forest history, and the first world war. (Langley Advance Times Files)

Langley’s Mark Forsythe featured in a web series on B.C.’s history

He said the film should be part of school curriculum

British Columbia: An Untold History features Langley’s Forsythe explaining the gold rush trail in B.C., the province’s forest history, and the first world war. (Langley Advance Times Files)
Dave Sharma, owner of Alder Liquor Store, (right) served 33 families and handed out close 80 meal boxes on Christmas Day. (Special to Black Press Media)

Local realtor’s free Christmas, a ‘success’

The Sharma family served 33 families this year, with plans to grow the program next year

Dave Sharma, owner of Alder Liquor Store, (right) served 33 families and handed out close 80 meal boxes on Christmas Day. (Special to Black Press Media)
Mink on many farms in British Columbia’s Fraser Valley were tested positive in the past for the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans. (Langley Advance Times files)

B.C. government bans mink farming, activists demand more

A fox fur farm might open in Langley

Mink on many farms in British Columbia’s Fraser Valley were tested positive in the past for the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans. (Langley Advance Times files)
The Henry Leaf House is a 124-year heritage property in Langley. The house constructed in 1897 was purchased by Ted and Lyda Lightfoot in 2004. The couple renovated it multiple times but the kept the “original character” alive. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Aldergrove heritage house gets a fresh look

The 124-year old property is featured in a few Hallmark movies

The Henry Leaf House is a 124-year heritage property in Langley. The house constructed in 1897 was purchased by Ted and Lyda Lightfoot in 2004. The couple renovated it multiple times but the kept the “original character” alive. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
People lined up outside Wild Birds Unlimited Langley to purchase hummingbird feeder heaters and other supplies to keep the birds healthy during the winter season. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

People lined up outside Langley bird feed store

Shop sold more than 140 feeder heaters in less than five hours

People lined up outside Wild Birds Unlimited Langley to purchase hummingbird feeder heaters and other supplies to keep the birds healthy during the winter season. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
The City of Langley is encouraging non-profit and faith-based organizations to host Emergency Weather Response shelters as the temperature is expected to below-zero until mid-January.(Langley Advance Times files)
The City of Langley is encouraging non-profit and faith-based organizations to host Emergency Weather Response shelters as the temperature is expected to below-zero until mid-January.(Langley Advance Times files)
Langley Memorial Hospital welcomed a baby boy at 3:06 a.m., on Jan. 1 2022.

Langley welcomed a baby boy on the New Year Day

Born at the Langley Memorial Hospital

Langley Memorial Hospital welcomed a baby boy at 3:06 a.m., on Jan. 1 2022.
Sabastien Onyemaobi of Mission, earned the Youth Champion of Diversity award in 2020 (pre-pandemic image). Nominations for awards are being accepted until Jan. 7. (Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Award image)

Nominations open for Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards

An in-person event is planned for March 2022 to celebrate winners and nominees

Sabastien Onyemaobi of Mission, earned the Youth Champion of Diversity award in 2020 (pre-pandemic image). Nominations for awards are being accepted until Jan. 7. (Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Award image)