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This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. Fraser Health issued an exposure notice following several events at First Nations communities. (CDC)

COVID exposure notice issued to FN communities following sports, music events

First Nations communities in Chilliwack, Boston Bar, Kamloops and more affected

This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. Fraser Health issued an exposure notice following several events at First Nations communities. (CDC)
Langley had 63 cases of COVID in the last week, up from 37 the week before, and local transmission rates are worse than most of our neighbouring communities. (BCCDC)

COVID cases keep rising in Langley’s neighbourhoods

The Delta variant is spreading rapidly

Langley had 63 cases of COVID in the last week, up from 37 the week before, and local transmission rates are worse than most of our neighbouring communities. (BCCDC)
A sign directing people to Langley City’s vaccination and COVID testing centre at Kwantlen Polytechnic University was vandalized in early August 2021. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Vaccine opponent vandalizes sign at Langley COVID testing site

Fraser Health said security personnel are at all testing and immunization sites

A sign directing people to Langley City’s vaccination and COVID testing centre at Kwantlen Polytechnic University was vandalized in early August 2021. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
COVID-19 numbers more than doubled in Langley compared to a week ago. (BCCDC)

Langley COVID numbers more than double from last week

The Delta-driven fourth wave is causing increasing infections despite widespread vaccinations

COVID-19 numbers more than doubled in Langley compared to a week ago. (BCCDC)
A woman receives her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at an immunization clinic at the Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday, May 14, 2021. Gurdwara leadership reached out to the Sikh community and registered and booked a total of 800 people for vaccinations during two clinics held in the dining hall of their temple last week and Friday. The East Newton neighbourhood is an area that Fraser Health has identified as one where a high rate of COVID-19 transmission is still occurring. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Early second shots available for some travellers, seniors, students

Fraser Health said those seeking early second vaccinations can get them at 28 days

A woman receives her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at an immunization clinic at the Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday, May 14, 2021. Gurdwara leadership reached out to the Sikh community and registered and booked a total of 800 people for vaccinations during two clinics held in the dining hall of their temple last week and Friday. The East Newton neighbourhood is an area that Fraser Health has identified as one where a high rate of COVID-19 transmission is still occurring. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Langley is seeing an increase in COVID-19 numbers as other areas in B.C. deal with much sharper spikes. (BCCDC)

COVID cases creep up in Langley

The province is seeing a resurgence, but the Interior is faring the worst

Langley is seeing an increase in COVID-19 numbers as other areas in B.C. deal with much sharper spikes. (BCCDC)
An April 25 drop-in clinic at the Langley Events Centre saw long lineups. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Mass vaccinations at Langley Events Centre to wrap up

Local shots will still be given at the KPU testing centre

An April 25 drop-in clinic at the Langley Events Centre saw long lineups. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
The new Langley Memorial Hospital emergency room opened for its first patients on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. (Government of B.C./Special to the Langley Advance Times)

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The new Langley Memorial Hospital emergency room opened for its first patients on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. (Government of B.C./Special to the Langley Advance Times)
“Thumbs up from Allison who is helping build #CommunityImmunity,” wrote Fraser Health while in Fort Langley on Monday, July 26, 2021. The health authority had parked their mobile vaccine bus in the neighbourhood to vaccinate walk-ins. (Fraser Health/Facebook)
“Thumbs up from Allison who is helping build #CommunityImmunity,” wrote Fraser Health while in Fort Langley on Monday, July 26, 2021. The health authority had parked their mobile vaccine bus in the neighbourhood to vaccinate walk-ins. (Fraser Health/Facebook)
Fraser Health is hosting a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at the Aldergrove FreshCo from 12-4 p.m. (Fraser Health/Twitter)

TODAY: Fraser Health to host COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Aldergrove

Public invited to stop at Mobile Vaccine Bus on location at FreshCo

Fraser Health is hosting a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at the Aldergrove FreshCo from 12-4 p.m. (Fraser Health/Twitter)
Langley’s New Directions staff are seen with Megan Nilsen of Fraser Health (right) during a two-day vaccination clinic hosted in partnership with Fraser Health on June 30 and July 11, 2021. (Margaret Ann/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley ESL school helps 300 newcomers get vaccinated

Two clinics were hosted in partnership with Fraser Health

Langley’s New Directions staff are seen with Megan Nilsen of Fraser Health (right) during a two-day vaccination clinic hosted in partnership with Fraser Health on June 30 and July 11, 2021. (Margaret Ann/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley had a total of four cases of COVID diagnosed last week. (BCCDC)

COVID numbers keep dropping in Langley

Two neighbourhoods had a zero rate of transmission in the last week

Langley had a total of four cases of COVID diagnosed last week. (BCCDC)
A Big Brown Bat hanging out. Photo: Cory Olson

Fraser Health issues rabies advisory after injured bat seen at Metro Vancouver beach

Health risks from rabies are severe and preventable only with the vaccine

A Big Brown Bat hanging out. Photo: Cory Olson
After a dozen years at the helm of Langley Lodge care home, Debra Hauptman is retiring. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley Lodge leader: ‘Wow, what a journey’

New CEO Aly Devji replaces retiring Debra Hauptman

After a dozen years at the helm of Langley Lodge care home, Debra Hauptman is retiring. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is given to a recipient at a vaccination site in Vancouver Thursday, March 11, 2021. Fraser Health is diverting clients away from some COVID-19 vaccine and testing clinics due to extremely high temperatures in the region. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Some vaccine recipients to be sent elsewhere due to extreme heat in B.C.

Those attending a first-dose walk-in or a booked appointment after 12 p.m. will be sent to different sites

A dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is given to a recipient at a vaccination site in Vancouver Thursday, March 11, 2021. Fraser Health is diverting clients away from some COVID-19 vaccine and testing clinics due to extremely high temperatures in the region. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Robin Sanford and her fiance Simon Park were married in an impromptu ceremony at Abbotsford Regional Hospital on June 16. (Submitted photo)

Mom dies day after witnessing daughter’s hospital wedding in Abbotsford

Nurses help arrange impromptu ceremony in 3 hours for bride and groom

Robin Sanford and her fiance Simon Park were married in an impromptu ceremony at Abbotsford Regional Hospital on June 16. (Submitted photo)
COVID weekly infection numbers from early June. (BCCDC)

Lower COVID numbers in Langley a stark contrast to a month ago

Infections are a fifth what they were in early May

COVID weekly infection numbers from early June. (BCCDC)
Audrey Inouye (right) with her two sons Kiyoshi McMillan (left) and Kaito McMillian drop off her milk to hospital volunteer Sylvia Hendel at a human milk depot on October 11, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Fraser Health appeals for breast milk after unexplained drop in donations

Give your breast milk and save newborn lives, the health authority is encouraging mothers

Audrey Inouye (right) with her two sons Kiyoshi McMillan (left) and Kaito McMillian drop off her milk to hospital volunteer Sylvia Hendel at a human milk depot on October 11, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Families and youth aged 12 and older line up for a COVID-19 vaccine at Gordon A Brown Middle School in Toronto Wednesday May 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Fraser Health using FOMO campaign to target young adult COVID-19 vaccinations

Health authority hope social media message based on fear of missing out will encourage shots

Families and youth aged 12 and older line up for a COVID-19 vaccine at Gordon A Brown Middle School in Toronto Wednesday May 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
COVID infection data by community from May 9-15. (BCCDC)

COVID cases dropping but Langley and neighbours still seeing higher transmission

Fraser Health remains the hot spot for COVID cases, despite sharp drops

COVID infection data by community from May 9-15. (BCCDC)