Fort Langley

Seeen here in 2019, Ruth Bedell (front), team captain of Langley’s D’Fyance dragon boat team, is happy that the sport will, for the first time, include a division for 69 and older, one that she spent 5 years lobbying for. (Langley Advance Times)

A new Canadian age division for 69-plus dragon boaters is a win for Langley’s D’Fyance team

Team captain calls creation of Senior D division a ‘major victory’

 

Fort Langley's Lou Fasullo spotted this common summer sight on Friday evening, as a series of kids jumped off the Jacob Haidi Bridge into the Bedford Channel below. While he thinks this is "a right of passage" in the village, the Langley Advance Times does not endorse or recommend such dangerous behaviour. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Aug 8, 2022

 

Kwantlen First Nation Chief Marilyn Gabriel was among the politicians at Friday’s announcement of $777,000 in federal funding for green energy systems for the Salishan Place by the River building, now under construction. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Ottawa pays for green heating systems at new Fort Langley museum

Salishan Place by the River will be heated by geothermal energy and heat pumps

 

Aman Johal, a Fort Langley National Historic Site interpreter, took guests around the village telling ghost stories during a Grave Tales tour a few years ago. (Langley Advance Times files)
Aman Johal, a Fort Langley National Historic Site interpreter, took guests around the village telling ghost stories during a Grave Tales tour a few years ago. (Langley Advance Times files)
Canoes with historical re-enactors arrived in Fort Langley on B.C. Day. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Canoes with historical re-enactors arrived in Fort Langley on B.C. Day. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Organizers are already looking ahead and planning for the next jazz and arts festival coming to the village of Fort Langley in July 2023. (Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: Jazz Fest organizers appreciative of how community came together

Biggest in its history, festival drew 60 bands, 300 musicians, and 15,000 spectators

  • Aug 2, 2022
Organizers are already looking ahead and planning for the next jazz and arts festival coming to the village of Fort Langley in July 2023. (Langley Advance Times files)
Fort Langley Farmers Market closed early Saturday, July 30, due to hot weather. (Undated Facebook photo)
Fort Langley Farmers Market closed early Saturday, July 30, due to hot weather. (Undated Facebook photo)
Emmett Fisher, eight, tried out a 120-year-old rope-making machine with the aid of B.C. Farm Museum volunteers Syd Pickerell (left) and Harry Van Genderen (right) at the Langley City Timms Community Centre in 2019. Hands-on activities such as this are back on at the museum for B.C. Day 2022. (Langley Advance Times files)

Hands-on heritage activities a way to celebrate B.C. Day

BC Farm Museum open for provincial holiday Monday, Aug. 1

Emmett Fisher, eight, tried out a 120-year-old rope-making machine with the aid of B.C. Farm Museum volunteers Syd Pickerell (left) and Harry Van Genderen (right) at the Langley City Timms Community Centre in 2019. Hands-on activities such as this are back on at the museum for B.C. Day 2022. (Langley Advance Times files)
A re-enactment of the arrival of the fur brigades during a previous Brigade Days in Fort Langley. The event was postponed due to COVID but has resumed for 2022. (Langley Advance Times files)

Canoe arrival re-enacted in Fort Langley on holiday Monday

Brigade Days are back on this year at the Fort Langley National Historic Site

A re-enactment of the arrival of the fur brigades during a previous Brigade Days in Fort Langley. The event was postponed due to COVID but has resumed for 2022. (Langley Advance Times files)
A mosquito filled up on blood July 13, 2022. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)

Mosquito swarms irk visitors to Fort Langley, Fraser River’s shores

This is one of the worst years for mosquitoes in a while

A mosquito filled up on blood July 13, 2022. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)
Susan Falk is honoured her large-scale painting was transformed into the promotional banners for this year’s Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival coming up July 21 to 24. (Special to Aldergrove Star)

Art reworked into street banners for jazz fest

Painter Susan Falk’s 2021 festival image is now flapping in the wind from Fort Langley street poles

  • Jul 14, 2022
Susan Falk is honoured her large-scale painting was transformed into the promotional banners for this year’s Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival coming up July 21 to 24. (Special to Aldergrove Star)
Joani Bye from Big City Soul will kick off the 2022 Summer Festival Series at Willoughby Community Park Amphitheatre on July 7 at 7:00pm. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Free musical evening every Thursday night for two months

Township of Langley returns with summer festivities

Joani Bye from Big City Soul will kick off the 2022 Summer Festival Series at Willoughby Community Park Amphitheatre on July 7 at 7:00pm. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Natasha Silva’s book of poetries, North Star Heart, is available at Indigo and online. She has a signing planned July 17. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley writer launches her first collection of poetry

At 11, future poet worked as a paper carrier for Langley Times

Natasha Silva’s book of poetries, North Star Heart, is available at Indigo and online. She has a signing planned July 17. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Summer has arrived, but rain showers are helping keep wildfire dangers on the West Coast to a minimum, while keeping the gardens lush. Michelle Tan shared this picture taken in Fort Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Jul 6, 2022
Summer has arrived, but rain showers are helping keep wildfire dangers on the West Coast to a minimum, while keeping the gardens lush. Michelle Tan shared this picture taken in Fort Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Runners in the 2019 PR Fort Langley 5K awaited their start. (Langley Advance Times file)

Fort Langley half marathon and 5K events sell out

Organizers try to fit a few more runners in, but warns they won’t get T-shirts

Runners in the 2019 PR Fort Langley 5K awaited their start. (Langley Advance Times file)
Left to right: Carl Johan Pedersen, Lorraine Provan’s great grandfather, Pauline Hjerdis Carlsen Provan, Lorraine Provan’s mother also wearing the Olympics sweater, Gertina Carlsen, Lorraine Provan’s grandmother, Johnny Selmar Carlsen, Lorraine Provan’s uncle holding Lorraine Provan, Pamela Bonar’s grandmother. (Contributed photo)

90-year-old photos from B.C. recovered

Photos from White Rock developed by B.C. photographer and reunited with family member in Edmonton

Left to right: Carl Johan Pedersen, Lorraine Provan’s great grandfather, Pauline Hjerdis Carlsen Provan, Lorraine Provan’s mother also wearing the Olympics sweater, Gertina Carlsen, Lorraine Provan’s grandmother, Johnny Selmar Carlsen, Lorraine Provan’s uncle holding Lorraine Provan, Pamela Bonar’s grandmother. (Contributed photo)
Singer and songwriter Daniel Wesley grew up in Langley, and he’s returning to town this weekend to be part of the Canada Day celebrations in Fort Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley musician returns to Fort Langley for Canada Day

Daniel Wesley performs July 1 in Langley, first time in 3 years

Singer and songwriter Daniel Wesley grew up in Langley, and he’s returning to town this weekend to be part of the Canada Day celebrations in Fort Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langleyites of all age celebrate 2018 Canada Day at Willoughby’s Canada Day event. (Langley Advance Times files).

Martial Arts, African music and more for July 1

Celebrations will take place in Aldergrove Athletic Park

Langleyites of all age celebrate 2018 Canada Day at Willoughby’s Canada Day event. (Langley Advance Times files).
A park user is frustrated by what seems to be a lack of progress on upgrades at Derby Reach Regional Park. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: North Langley park upgrades dragging on

Derby Reach Regional Park is undergoing upgrades which includes replacing outhouses with toilets

  • Jun 22, 2022
A park user is frustrated by what seems to be a lack of progress on upgrades at Derby Reach Regional Park. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
Bill Casey braved threatening weather with his 1926 truck t0 attend the return of the Model A car show in Fort Langley on Sunday, June 5. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Poor weather and classic cars don’t mix

Fort Langley Model A show suffers reduced turnout

Bill Casey braved threatening weather with his 1926 truck t0 attend the return of the Model A car show in Fort Langley on Sunday, June 5. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)