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Thumbprint, hairbrush: Franklin wreck in Nunavut waters reveals sailors’ lives

In 2019, the Parks Canada team produced extraordinary images of the HMS Terror

 

Kamloops sculptor casting Canada’s forefathers in bronze

Four of Canada’s early prime ministers will be cast in bronze at a shop in Knutsford, B.C.

  • Feb 9, 2020

 

Through Your Lens: Blacksmithing at the Fort

This week’s photo from the public was taken at the Fort Langley National Historic Site

  • Feb 1, 2020

 

Lost ancient kingdom sparked myths of King Arthur

The real history is most likely more interesting than the legends

Couple’s love of Oak Bay Beach Hotel leads to purchase of strata unit

The best of both worlds in hotel condo

  • Dec 11, 2019

Remembrance Day: Langley played a part in Britain’s war in South Africa

The last living veteran of the Boer War died in Aldergrove at age 111

Artist Robert Amos paints Victoria

Painter is also an art writer and art historian

  • Sep 27, 2019

Mystery Langley lands needed for pipeline project left off records for years

The tiny slivers of land were lost due to some kind of error

Fort Langley residents launch passionate debate over demolishing buildings

More than 40 people spoke at a meeting Monday evening

Founding family of the Peninsula

Jennifer Rausch is the latest descendant to open a business maintaining the family’s ties to the area

  • Jul 12, 2019

Stolen Langley heritage marker returned by Good Samaritan

The Telegraph Trail maker was found in a Fruitvale second-hand shop

Discover Langley City holds free guided mural walks

Discover Langley City is offering free guided mural walks throughout the summer

Postcard a window into Langley’s wartime past

A prominent Murrayville man wrote to his sister during the First World War

  • May 3, 2019

HISTORY: How Fry’s Corner survived floods, Prohibition, and a baby monkey

The story behind the Fry family, and how they transformed a Cloverdale crossing

  • Aug 3, 2018

Langley in history: Let’s set up a teen centre (1978)

A look back through the files of the Langley Advance, which started publishing July 23, 1931.

  • Jul 28, 2018

HISTORY: Memories of 1948 Fraser River floods still run strong

Looking back on the Fraser River flood of 1948, 70 years later

  • Jul 3, 2018

HISTORY: The Rodeo Queens of Cloverdale

For decades, Rodeo Queens served as ambassadors of the big show

  • May 19, 2018

Langley Looking Back: Local cop got a $10 per month raise in 1948

Here’s some tidbits from the pages of the Langley Advance which started publishing in 1931.

  • Mar 23, 2018

HISTORY: Lueta Milton was one of Cloverdale’s first reporters

Lueta Milton wrote a column for the New Westminster Columbian newspaper in the 1890s

Sneak peak: Aldergrove Community Secondary is hosting a big party May 12

That’s when people can see the school and the historic memorabilia gathered for its 60th anniversary.