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5 writers to be feted at first virtual $100K Giller Prize ceremony

One of five writers will receive the $100,000 fiction prize at a virtual ceremony Monday

 

This July 17, 2017, file photo shows a Netflix logo on an iPhone in Philadelphia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Matt Rourke

Netflix Canada increases prices for its monthly standard, premium plans

The company says new members who sign up will see the updated prices effective immediately

 

VIDEO: Langley duo release decluttering song

Gord Maxwell and Laurie Thain put out new ditty in time for Labour Day weekend cleaning fest

 

Vanessa Oddy (right) and her mom Diane Bruinsma – seen here on Aug. 11, 2020 with Oddy’s two children Aiden (grey shirt) and John (red shirt) and her niece Fay and nephew Nash (at back) – are getting ready to open the Chilliwack Corn Maze on Aug. 15 with COVID-19 protocols in place. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Corn maze opened in Chilliwack with ‘together’ as this year’s theme

New protocols include wider pathways, limited numbers strolling around at Chilliwack Corn Maze

Vanessa Oddy (right) and her mom Diane Bruinsma – seen here on Aug. 11, 2020 with Oddy’s two children Aiden (grey shirt) and John (red shirt) and her niece Fay and nephew Nash (at back) – are getting ready to open the Chilliwack Corn Maze on Aug. 15 with COVID-19 protocols in place. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
FIE - In this Aug. 28, 2018, file photo, Simon Cowell arrives at the “America’s Got Talent” Season 13 Week 3 red carpet at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Cowell broke his back Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, while testing his new electric bicycle at his home in California. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)

Simon Cowell breaks his back falling from electric bike

Incident happened at his home in California

FIE - In this Aug. 28, 2018, file photo, Simon Cowell arrives at the “America’s Got Talent” Season 13 Week 3 red carpet at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Cowell broke his back Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, while testing his new electric bicycle at his home in California. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
Full-sized animatronic dinosaurs, like this T. rex and Triceratops, are up for auction in early August at Able Auctions in Langley. (Photo from Able Auctions)

Animatronic dinosaurs up for auction in Langley

Dozens of robots, fossils, and other gear will be for sale

Full-sized animatronic dinosaurs, like this T. rex and Triceratops, are up for auction in early August at Able Auctions in Langley. (Photo from Able Auctions)
Able Auctions is selling off dozens of animatronic life-sized dinosaurs at an Aug. 6 online auction from its Langley location. (Able Auctions)

UPDATED: Build your own dinosaur zoo with animatronic auction in Langley

Dozens of robot dinosaurs and fossils are going on the auction block next month

Able Auctions is selling off dozens of animatronic life-sized dinosaurs at an Aug. 6 online auction from its Langley location. (Able Auctions)
Hollywood actor Josiah Black was known for his work as Edgar Munsen in the 2017 film Jigsaw, a part of the Saw franchise. He was found dead at the Spion Kop Summit in Lake Country Tuesday, June 16, 2020. (Contributed)

Man found dead on Okanagan trail identified as Hollywood actor

GoFundMe campaign launched for man found dead at summit of Spion Kop

Hollywood actor Josiah Black was known for his work as Edgar Munsen in the 2017 film Jigsaw, a part of the Saw franchise. He was found dead at the Spion Kop Summit in Lake Country Tuesday, June 16, 2020. (Contributed)
“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling drew outrage on Twitter, in a story on June 6, 2020. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling drew outrage on Twitter, in a story on June 6, 2020. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Langley Advance Times files

SoundON aims to bring B.C. together to show resilience and celebrate live music

Brand new campaign brings together live music community with collaborative project

Langley Advance Times files
Cascases Casino to remain closed during COVID-19 closures. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Langley Advance Times)

Plexi-glass, hand sanitizer stations, and seating arrangements being considered for some B.C. casinos

Langley’s Atlas Steak + Fish reopens Thursday, July 2, while Cascades Casino remains closed

Cascases Casino to remain closed during COVID-19 closures. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Langley Advance Times)
For Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21, 2020, Felipe Baird and sons Christian (left) and Adrian (right) had their photo taken with a duplicate of the iconic DeLorean time travelling car from the Back To the Future movies outside the Toy Traders store on the Langley Bypass (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Going Back To The Future for Father’s Day in Langley

DeLorean from the movie comes to Toy Traders store

For Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21, 2020, Felipe Baird and sons Christian (left) and Adrian (right) had their photo taken with a duplicate of the iconic DeLorean time travelling car from the Back To the Future movies outside the Toy Traders store on the Langley Bypass (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
The sign outside Central City Fun Park in Surrey. (Facebook photo)

After delay, ‘Metro Vancouver’s Largest Indoor Amusement Park’ set to open in Surrey

At Central City Fun Park, ‘things will be a little different than what we had originally planned’

The sign outside Central City Fun Park in Surrey. (Facebook photo)
A firefighter challenge, giving kids a chance to work the fire hoses, has been a popular part of the Langley City Community Day festivities for years. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley City’s Community Day will go virtual

Details are being worked out next week as to what efforts will replace the June 20 festival

A firefighter challenge, giving kids a chance to work the fire hoses, has been a popular part of the Langley City Community Day festivities for years. (Langley Advance Times files)
Mike and Oskar’s act goes anti-viral. The musical human-canine duo perform in Fort Langley, as they have for a long time. It’s just the face shield that has changed. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

THROUGH YOUR LENS: Busking in the new normal

Send us your photo showing how you view Langley, and it could be featured in a future edition

  • May 28, 2020
Mike and Oskar’s act goes anti-viral. The musical human-canine duo perform in Fort Langley, as they have for a long time. It’s just the face shield that has changed. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Creating the perfect charcuterie plate

Creating the perfect charcuterie plate

Tips from Cure Artisan Meat and Cheese owner Brad Boisvert

  • Apr 3, 2020
Creating the perfect charcuterie plate
People from all over have sent in videos of them singing into their cameras, all in an effort to stay connected through music and the spirit of fun. The Facebook page was started by a man in Chilliwack.

‘Coronaoke’ hits high note among self-isolating crowd thanks to B.C. man

People sharing fun videos on social media to combat social isolation during coronavirus pandemic

People from all over have sent in videos of them singing into their cameras, all in an effort to stay connected through music and the spirit of fun. The Facebook page was started by a man in Chilliwack.
FILE - In this May 8, 2018 file photo, actors Penelope Cruz, right, and Javier Bardem pose for photographers at the opening ceremony of the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France. Arguably the world’s most prestigious film festival and cinema’s largest annual gathering has postponed its 73rd edition. Organizers of the French Riviera festival, scheduled to take place May 12-23, said they are considering moving the festival to the end of June or the beginning of July. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)

Cannes canned; Rosie brings back talk show amid COVID-19 concerns

‘Minions’ movie delayed; Conan tries late night with iPhone

FILE - In this May 8, 2018 file photo, actors Penelope Cruz, right, and Javier Bardem pose for photographers at the opening ceremony of the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France. Arguably the world’s most prestigious film festival and cinema’s largest annual gathering has postponed its 73rd edition. Organizers of the French Riviera festival, scheduled to take place May 12-23, said they are considering moving the festival to the end of June or the beginning of July. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)
Langley’s Raving Gamer Bistro fears total shutdown from COVID-19

Langley’s Raving Gamer Bistro fears total shutdown from COVID-19

Many bars and restaurants remain open amid coronavirus closures, but are seeing a drop in clientele

Langley’s Raving Gamer Bistro fears total shutdown from COVID-19
Artist Sheila Warren is inspired by the natural world

Artist Sheila Warren is inspired by the natural world

Nanoose Bay painter lets passion be her guide

  • Mar 13, 2020
Artist Sheila Warren is inspired by the natural world