Langley City

Langley’s population has grown sharply over the last year, as Vancouver’s population dipped. Langley’s growing size can be seen at well-attended events Langley the Langley Good Times Cruise-In last September. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley grows, Vancouver shrinks

Both City and Township saw a significant jump in population in 2021

 

A report proposing a four percent property tax increase from Langley City Director of Corporate Services Darrin Leite said the fiscal impact of a first-ever RCMP union contract was higher than expected. (Langley Advance Times file)

Rising cost of policing cited as factor in proposed four per cent Langley City tax hike

First-ever RCMP union contract settlement was higher than expected: report

 

Do you have a question you’d like to see put to the Langley City council? Email your idea to editor@langleyadvancetimes.com.

AT YOUR SERVICE: Inflation inevitably hits City taxpayers in the pocketbook

Question-and-answer feature calling on those elected to office in Langley

 

Dick Hooper, with his son, Greg Hooper, was a longtime Langley volunteer. He died Jan. 16, 2022, in Langley Lodge. (Hooper family)

Friends and family mourn loss of longtime Langley volunteer

Dick Hooper was still helping in the community well into his 70s

Dick Hooper, with his son, Greg Hooper, was a longtime Langley volunteer. He died Jan. 16, 2022, in Langley Lodge. (Hooper family)
Bobcat helps clear snow at Langley Mall during the recent weeks of snow fall. (Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: Reader unhappy with noise from the snow removal equipment being used by the Langley Mall

City’s bylaw enforcement manager did speak to the mall owners

  • Jan 12, 2022
Bobcat helps clear snow at Langley Mall during the recent weeks of snow fall. (Langley Advance Times files)
Tessa Schnare greeted visitors with a boot for cash contributions at the Langley City paid on-call firefighters first-ever tree chipping and bottle drive fundraiser on Jan. 8 and 9 at the former Gabby’s Cabaret site. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley firefighters raise $3,000 for charity and community initiatives

Following first tree chipping-bottle drive event, City’s paid on-call members look to do it again

Tessa Schnare greeted visitors with a boot for cash contributions at the Langley City paid on-call firefighters first-ever tree chipping and bottle drive fundraiser on Jan. 8 and 9 at the former Gabby’s Cabaret site. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Brenden Humphries is one of many to share the unusual sight of Brydon Lagoon transformed into one giant hockey rink, with hundreds lacing up and skating around the frozen pond. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

SHARE: Brydon Lagoon transformed into skating rink

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

  • Jan 8, 2022
Brenden Humphries is one of many to share the unusual sight of Brydon Lagoon transformed into one giant hockey rink, with hundreds lacing up and skating around the frozen pond. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
After several snowfall events, Langley City is running low on road salt. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Langley City rations road salt as supplies run low

Snow and freezing rain hit Langley on Thursday

After several snowfall events, Langley City is running low on road salt. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s most valuable house is 45,000 square feet and sits on the Fraser River. (Google Maps)

Priciest property in Langley valued at $21 million

Residential lots in Langley saw huge increases in price from last year

Langley’s most valuable house is 45,000 square feet and sits on the Fraser River. (Google Maps)
Single-family houses in Langley rose in assessed value by more than a third in a year. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley home values jump by more than $300,000 in one year

Local homes outpaced the provincial average with staggering increases

Single-family houses in Langley rose in assessed value by more than a third in a year. (Langley Advance Times files)
Langley firefighters are advising caution with fire and cigarettes and reminding people that backyard burning is banned as grass and brush is very dry after the recent heat wave. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Burst pipes keep Langley Township, City firefighters busy during cold snap

Medical emergencies were also plentiful during a busy holiday season

Langley firefighters are advising caution with fire and cigarettes and reminding people that backyard burning is banned as grass and brush is very dry after the recent heat wave. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
The City of Langley is encouraging non-profit and faith-based organizations to host Emergency Weather Response shelters as the temperature is expected to below-zero until mid-January.(Langley Advance Times files)
The City of Langley is encouraging non-profit and faith-based organizations to host Emergency Weather Response shelters as the temperature is expected to below-zero until mid-January.(Langley Advance Times files)
Roger Schmidt set up his barbecue on the frozen surface of Brydon Lagoon on Wednesday, Dec. 29. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: A frozen Brydon Lagoon becomes a giant ice rink

As many as 100 people took the opportunity to skate

Roger Schmidt set up his barbecue on the frozen surface of Brydon Lagoon on Wednesday, Dec. 29. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Naomi Onotera. (file)
Naomi Onotera. (file)
Naomi Onotera. (GoFundMe image)

Friend launches fundraiser to help daughter of Naomi Onotera

Father of two-year-old is charged with death of Langley City woman

Naomi Onotera. (GoFundMe image)
Recycle BC has announced that glass recycling has resumed in Langley and much of Southwestern B.C. (Recycle BC)

Glass recycling resumes in Langley

Glass pickup had been impacted by the floods

Recycle BC has announced that glass recycling has resumed in Langley and much of Southwestern B.C. (Recycle BC)
The pedestrian bridge at Pleasantdale Creek in Langley City was ‘dislocated’ by the heavy rains and flooding from the atmospheric river that struck in November, Hirod Gill, manager of engineering services, told council on Monday, Dec. 6. (Langley City engineering services image)

VIDEO: Flooding update reports seven of 20 Langley City pedestrian bridges needed repair

Staff praised for fast response to Nov. 15 atmospheric river

The pedestrian bridge at Pleasantdale Creek in Langley City was ‘dislocated’ by the heavy rains and flooding from the atmospheric river that struck in November, Hirod Gill, manager of engineering services, told council on Monday, Dec. 6. (Langley City engineering services image)
Christmas lights line Fraser Hwy. in Langley City between 201st and 203rd Streets. On Monday, Dec. 6, Langley City councillors approved using money from the cancelled Magic of Christmas parade budget to expand coverage. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Cancelled parade will mean more Christmas lights in Langley City

Council approves funding for lights along stretch of Fraser Hwy. between 201st and 203rd Streets

Christmas lights line Fraser Hwy. in Langley City between 201st and 203rd Streets. On Monday, Dec. 6, Langley City councillors approved using money from the cancelled Magic of Christmas parade budget to expand coverage. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
For Langley City resident Farah Alrubaye and daughter Dayana, 2, the Monday Dec. 6 weather was an opportunity to play in the snow at Douglas Park. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Snow blankets Langley and Aldergrove

Snow will change to rain, forecast says

For Langley City resident Farah Alrubaye and daughter Dayana, 2, the Monday Dec. 6 weather was an opportunity to play in the snow at Douglas Park. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
A commercial truck headed through a flooded section of 208th Street near 102B Avenue north of Walnut Grove on Wednesday morning. Rain had stopped but multiple roads were still closed or partly flooded. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Final storm in series leaves roads blocked, but less damage

The last of three atmospheric rivers again left parts of Langley soggy Wednesday morning

A commercial truck headed through a flooded section of 208th Street near 102B Avenue north of Walnut Grove on Wednesday morning. Rain had stopped but multiple roads were still closed or partly flooded. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)