Langley City

Insp. Adrian Marsden will be promoted to superintendent and taking over as officer in charge of the Langley RCMP. (RCMP/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

New top cop chosen to head up Langley RCMP

The incoming head has worked with border security and in organized crime investigation

 

While most drivers along the stretch of 200th Street near Nicomekl Elementary School in Langley City follow the posted speed limits, a significant number is ignoring the posted limits, data from speed reader boards shows. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Drivers in Langley City are most likely to ignore the speed limit near Nicomekl school

Data from speed reader boards shows speeding is worst on 200th Street between 50th and 53rd Avenues

 

Garth Dauncey is one of the volunteers working on renovations at a Langley City home for the AOK Extreme Home Repair project. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

AOK home repair could use funding support to aid Langley family

A GoFundMe is looking to raise up to $80,000

 

Trash collectors in Langley City will start refusing to pick up organic waste mixed with plastic. Even plastics that claim to be compostable will not be accepted. (Black Press Media files)

Organic waste mixed with plastic will be left at the curb, Langley City warns

Plastic contamination of green bins called ‘exceptionally high and unacceptable’

Trash collectors in Langley City will start refusing to pick up organic waste mixed with plastic. Even plastics that claim to be compostable will not be accepted. (Black Press Media files)
The family of missing woman Kristina Ward was ‘blanketed’ before about 60 people took part in a Wednesday march through Langley City, marking Red Dress Day, the day to remember missing and murdered Indigenous women. Organizer Laura Sheck-Bell, at left, said it was the first of many marches.(Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
The family of missing woman Kristina Ward was ‘blanketed’ before about 60 people took part in a Wednesday march through Langley City, marking Red Dress Day, the day to remember missing and murdered Indigenous women. Organizer Laura Sheck-Bell, at left, said it was the first of many marches.(Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Acting RCMP Supt. Bhatti told council property crime in Langley City took a “significant” drop in the first three months of the year, but the number of mail theft incidents more than doubled (City of Langley video feed)

VIDEO: Property crime drops in Langley City: report

Reduction called ‘significant’ by acting officer in charge of Langley RCMP detachment

Acting RCMP Supt. Bhatti told council property crime in Langley City took a “significant” drop in the first three months of the year, but the number of mail theft incidents more than doubled (City of Langley video feed)
Downtown Langley Business Association is hosting a five-week contest offering up gift cards to local eateries. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Downtown Langley contest designed to benefit local eateries

Locals can win $420 in gift cards to Langley City restaurants

Downtown Langley Business Association is hosting a five-week contest offering up gift cards to local eateries. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
As a statue of a firefighter in full turnout gear looked on at the Langley City fire hall, firefighters lowered flags to half-mast on Wednesday, April 28, to mark the National Day of Mourning for workers killed, injured or made ill by their job (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: National day of mourning for workers marked in Langley

Virtual version held due to COVID-19 pandemic

As a statue of a firefighter in full turnout gear looked on at the Langley City fire hall, firefighters lowered flags to half-mast on Wednesday, April 28, to mark the National Day of Mourning for workers killed, injured or made ill by their job (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Langley City Coun. Nathan Pachal won support from council colleagues for a third report on police overtime being used to pay for tickets to mayor Val van den Broek’s 2020 gala, and for a review of police that includes a look at an independent police service for Langley (files)
Langley City Coun. Nathan Pachal won support from council colleagues for a third report on police overtime being used to pay for tickets to mayor Val van den Broek’s 2020 gala, and for a review of police that includes a look at an independent police service for Langley (files)
For the first seven days of his protest fast, Langley doctor Brendan Martin spent six hours every day in Langley City’s Douglas Park with protest signs. He was part of a cross-Canada campaign against fighter jet funding (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley doctor ends 2-week fast to protest proposed fighter jets purchase

Part of Canadian campaign to have the money used for other purposes

For the first seven days of his protest fast, Langley doctor Brendan Martin spent six hours every day in Langley City’s Douglas Park with protest signs. He was part of a cross-Canada campaign against fighter jet funding (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley City mayor Val van den Broek, seen here at the 2020 mayor’s gala that has been the subject of two reviews (Langley Advance Times)
Langley City mayor Val van den Broek, seen here at the 2020 mayor’s gala that has been the subject of two reviews (Langley Advance Times)
Cloverdale-Langley City MP Tamara Jansen during a March 11, 2021 federal finance committee videoconference. (House of Commons video feed)

Cloverdale-Langley City MP draws criticism over conversion therapy debate comments

MP Tamara Jansen has apologized to a fellow MP for what she said was a misunderstanding

Cloverdale-Langley City MP Tamara Jansen during a March 11, 2021 federal finance committee videoconference. (House of Commons video feed)
Langley City Mayor Val van den Broek. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley City mayor urges people to stick to health order rules

Stay strong and support local businesses, says van den Broek

Langley City Mayor Val van den Broek. (Langley Advance Times files)
An agreement between the City and the Langley Lions Housing Society would set out income and age requirements for the new Birch replacement building (Langley City image)

Langley Lions housing project gets go-ahead from City council

An eight-storey structure will replace the fire-gutted original Birch building

An agreement between the City and the Langley Lions Housing Society would set out income and age requirements for the new Birch replacement building (Langley City image)
In 2018, Marilyn Fischer and Jim Simning were named Langley Seniors of the Year. This year’s volunteer appreciation banquet has been put on pause due to COVID-19 restrictions. (Langley Advance Times files)

120 letters of appreciation sent out to Langley volunteers

COVID restrictions puts pause on annual City appreciation banquet

In 2018, Marilyn Fischer and Jim Simning were named Langley Seniors of the Year. This year’s volunteer appreciation banquet has been put on pause due to COVID-19 restrictions. (Langley Advance Times files)
Langley City council met on Monday, April 12. (Langley City/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley City may let local restaurants start food trucks

The idea was brought to council by the Cascades Casino and its restaurants

Langley City council met on Monday, April 12. (Langley City/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Organizer Brendan Martin was asking participants to maintain at least 12 feet of distance at a Saturday, April 10, demonstration against federal funding for fighter jets (Special to Langley Advance Times/Canadian Press)

UPDATE: Langley demonstration Saturday to protest against fighter jet funding cancelled

Organizers announced change of plans Friday, citing rising COVID numbers

Organizer Brendan Martin was asking participants to maintain at least 12 feet of distance at a Saturday, April 10, demonstration against federal funding for fighter jets (Special to Langley Advance Times/Canadian Press)
Workers at the CKF Inc. plant were cleaning up Wednesday morning (April 7) in the wake of a fire. One person was sent to hospital with possible smoke inhalation. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Workers at the CKF Inc. plant were cleaning up Wednesday morning (April 7) in the wake of a fire. One person was sent to hospital with possible smoke inhalation. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Fort Langley Village Farmers’ Market is set to open its 2021 season on Saturday, April 10. The market will run weekly on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Dec. 18. Meanwhile, the Langley Community Farmers’ Market is returning this season at the Derek Doubleday Arboretum on June 16. This market will operate weekly on Wednesdays from 3 to 7 p.m. until Sept. 1. (Fort Langley Village Farmers’ Market Facebook)

Langley farmers’ markets ready to welcome 2021 season

COVID-19 health protocols will be in effect

Fort Langley Village Farmers’ Market is set to open its 2021 season on Saturday, April 10. The market will run weekly on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Dec. 18. Meanwhile, the Langley Community Farmers’ Market is returning this season at the Derek Doubleday Arboretum on June 16. This market will operate weekly on Wednesdays from 3 to 7 p.m. until Sept. 1. (Fort Langley Village Farmers’ Market Facebook)
Warren Stuart, president of the non-profit Eureka Society that operates the Masonic hall in Langley City, said some historical items have been relocated after three other Freemasons halls in Metro Vancouver were targets of arson attacks. (Langley Advance Times file)

Arson attacks on Masonic halls leads Langley City hall to relocate historic items

“Abundance of caution’ in wake of three arson attacks, said local president

Warren Stuart, president of the non-profit Eureka Society that operates the Masonic hall in Langley City, said some historical items have been relocated after three other Freemasons halls in Metro Vancouver were targets of arson attacks. (Langley Advance Times file)