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Ann Squires Ferguson of Western Design + Build.  Lia Crowe photography

Secrets and Lives with CEO Ann Squires Ferguson

Reshaping the construction and design industries

  • Oct 15, 2021

 

The current Tall Timber estates was built in the 1980s. A new adjacent development is now planned for acre lots. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Fate of future Tall Timber Estates expansion still on hold

Council is considering adding to the subdivision that was built in the early 1980s

 

The intersection near Aldergrove Regional Park will be single-lane on Friday night. (Black Press Media files)

Aldergrove intersection to partly close for construction

Traffic will be single-lane Friday night at 272nd Street and 16th Avenue

  • Sep 25, 2021

 

Doug Howson loads lumber onto a forklift at Haney Builders Supplies, in Maple Ridge, B.C., on June 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Do-it-yourself-ers benefit from lower prices in aftermath of lumber correction

A two-by-four inch piece of framing lumber that cost $12.65 on June 1 is now selling for $3.95

Doug Howson loads lumber onto a forklift at Haney Builders Supplies, in Maple Ridge, B.C., on June 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Township of Langley Civic Facility. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Provincial funds to streamline Langley Township development permits

The $500,000 grant will go towards software and a new online system

  • Sep 12, 2021
The Township of Langley Civic Facility. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Trans-Canada Highway, seen here at the 216th Street interchange in Langley. (Langley Advance Times file)
Trans-Canada Highway, seen here at the 216th Street interchange in Langley. (Langley Advance Times file)
Emergency vehicles responded to the scene at the former Empire Theatres building in North Vancouver after the building partially collapsed during construction. (Nigel Hubbard/Twitter)

1 person dead, another injured after partial building collapse in North Vancouver

North Vancouver RCMP’s Serious Crimes Unit has assumed conduct of the investigation

Emergency vehicles responded to the scene at the former Empire Theatres building in North Vancouver after the building partially collapsed during construction. (Nigel Hubbard/Twitter)
The site of the proposed towers. (Township of Langley)

High rise tower project in Willoughby moves ahead

A local developer is opening a sales centre next month

The site of the proposed towers. (Township of Langley)
Fire erupts at a construction site on 32 Avenue near 192 Street Thursday (July 29) morning. Initial indications are that work crews struck a gas main. (Shane MacKichan photo)

Fire erupts following gas-line rupture at South Surrey road construction site

Gas main near 32 Avenue hit by third party: FortisBC

Fire erupts at a construction site on 32 Avenue near 192 Street Thursday (July 29) morning. Initial indications are that work crews struck a gas main. (Shane MacKichan photo)
May 15, 2021, 2021 - Kyle Velikovsky photographed in front of boats and boat houses at Van Isle Marina for Secrets and Lives in Boulevard Victoria. Don Denton photograph

Secrets and Lives With Kyle Velikovsky

White Wolf Homes custom home builder talks business and life

  • Jun 28, 2021
May 15, 2021, 2021 - Kyle Velikovsky photographed in front of boats and boat houses at Van Isle Marina for Secrets and Lives in Boulevard Victoria. Don Denton photograph
The planned site of the new development is highlighted in red, with the existing Tall Timbers complex to the north and 56th Avenue to the south. (Township of Langley)

Neighbours need input on planned development near Tall Timbers: Township council

A housing development at 56th Avenue and 240th Street is on pause for now

The planned site of the new development is highlighted in red, with the existing Tall Timbers complex to the north and 56th Avenue to the south. (Township of Langley)
The rubble left behind at the construction site of the Alexander Square development. The Willoughby condo fire at 208th Street and 80th Avenue on April 19, 2021 was reported around 9:30 p.m. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
The rubble left behind at the construction site of the Alexander Square development. The Willoughby condo fire at 208th Street and 80th Avenue on April 19, 2021 was reported around 9:30 p.m. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
In a Council of Construction Associations video about hardhat safety, Vickramjit Poonia of Lecor Construction Ltd. (right) speaks as David Sarai of New York Painting (left) looks on, at a Surrey job site. (Youtube.com)

B.C.’s relaxed hardhat rules aim to include more turban-wearing workers on job sites

WorkSafeBC change ‘will allow more Sikhs to come to work without having to compromise religious beliefs’

In a Council of Construction Associations video about hardhat safety, Vickramjit Poonia of Lecor Construction Ltd. (right) speaks as David Sarai of New York Painting (left) looks on, at a Surrey job site. (Youtube.com)
Larry Clay (left) on a job site, reviewing plans. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley builder appointed national industry president

No longer a teacher, new CHBA chair Larry Clay still thrilled to keep learning and sharing

Larry Clay (left) on a job site, reviewing plans. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Lumber is shown in the back of a van in this recent image provided by the Saskatoon Police Service. The skyrocketing prices for lumber is fuelling a trend that has authorities across the country warning builders to keep their guard up. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Saskatoon Police Service-Const. Derek Chesney *MANDATORY CREDIT*

‘It is a gold mine:’ Builders warned of rising lumber thefts across Canada

Many North American mills curtailed production temporarily earlier in 2020 because of COVID lockdowns

Lumber is shown in the back of a van in this recent image provided by the Saskatoon Police Service. The skyrocketing prices for lumber is fuelling a trend that has authorities across the country warning builders to keep their guard up. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Saskatoon Police Service-Const. Derek Chesney *MANDATORY CREDIT*
A rendering of the building, where construction is starting now. (Wesmount Properties/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

New industrial site expected to create 170 jobs in Langley

The site will fill in one of the last remaining empty fields on 62nd Avenue

A rendering of the building, where construction is starting now. (Wesmount Properties/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Inflation rose 2.2 per cent in March 2021 compared to March 2020, according to Statistics Canada. Month-to-month inflation rose 1.1 per cent in March over February. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

Inflation up 2.2% in March but figures reflect declines during pandemic

Monthly inflation rose 1.1 per cent in March over February

Inflation rose 2.2 per cent in March 2021 compared to March 2020, according to Statistics Canada. Month-to-month inflation rose 1.1 per cent in March over February. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)
A housing construction boom is underway across Canada, and Lanlgey is not being left out. (Langley Advance Times files)

Housing construction boom not unique to Langley

Huge numbers of houses are being built in Greater Vancouver and across Canada

A housing construction boom is underway across Canada, and Lanlgey is not being left out. (Langley Advance Times files)
A rendering of a shopping plaza approved by Township council in March for 80th Avenue in Willoughby. (Township of Langley/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley’s Willoughby Town Centre to expand with more shops, condos

Two new commercial projects receive final approval on 80th Avenue

A rendering of a shopping plaza approved by Township council in March for 80th Avenue in Willoughby. (Township of Langley/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Vesta Properties’ Latimer Heights project in north Willoughby is up for a series of awards from the Homebuilders Association Vancouver – 10 in total.  (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley builders make awards shortlists

Number of local developers and contractors among the Georgie and HAVAN 2021 finalists

Vesta Properties’ Latimer Heights project in north Willoughby is up for a series of awards from the Homebuilders Association Vancouver – 10 in total.  (Special to the Langley Advance Times)