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A screencap from one of the CPTED videos made by the Langley RCMP, showing security measures on local shop doors. (Langley RCMP/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley Mounties create videos on crime prevention for businesses

The series was created with local business and City involvement

A screencap from one of the CPTED videos made by the Langley RCMP, showing security measures on local shop doors. (Langley RCMP/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
After initially saying little, Langley City Councillor Paul Albrecht said he was ‘compelled’ to respond to reports about the controversy over mayor Val van den Broek losing the Metro Vancouver rep position (files)
After initially saying little, Langley City Councillor Paul Albrecht said he was ‘compelled’ to respond to reports about the controversy over mayor Val van den Broek losing the Metro Vancouver rep position (files)
The Passionate Home owner Carrie Thachuk, seen here in her Langley City store in McBurney Plaza on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, is selling a lot more than she used to over the internet (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

It could be a good Boxing Day for Langley merchants

Online shopping and a closed U.S. border could mean more business for local stores

The Passionate Home owner Carrie Thachuk, seen here in her Langley City store in McBurney Plaza on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, is selling a lot more than she used to over the internet (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Meet Jake, Harley, and Kate, whose names decorate a tree in Langley City’s Hunter Park (special to Langley Advance Times)

How ‘Jake’s Tree’ came to be planted in Langley’s Hunter Park

An anonymous fan of the unofficial memorial to three beloved dogs has added Christmas decorations

Meet Jake, Harley, and Kate, whose names decorate a tree in Langley City’s Hunter Park (special to Langley Advance Times)
Residents of the Langley City housing complex managed by the Langley Lions Housing Society have brightened up the buildings for a Christmas lights contest (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Residents of Langley City seniors housing complex go all-out for Christmas lights contest

A friendly competition lights up the Langley Lions Housing Society residences

Residents of the Langley City housing complex managed by the Langley Lions Housing Society have brightened up the buildings for a Christmas lights contest (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Joy Ruffeski and her daughter Suzanne (above) were impressed with the lights in downtown Langley City’s McBurney Plaza. “The Christmas lights in downtown Langley City are a safe way to get out and feel some Christmas spirit, even when you can’t be with family or friends. The displays are beautiful and well worth a visit to view the spectacle during the festive season,” Mom said. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Dec 14, 2020
Joy Ruffeski and her daughter Suzanne (above) were impressed with the lights in downtown Langley City’s McBurney Plaza. “The Christmas lights in downtown Langley City are a safe way to get out and feel some Christmas spirit, even when you can’t be with family or friends. The displays are beautiful and well worth a visit to view the spectacle during the festive season,” Mom said. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Danielle Arbour shows some of the cockroaches she has trapped in her suite at the Centennial Manor in Langley City. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Besieged by mice and cockroaches, residents of Langley City housing complex are stressed out

Did a nearby demolition drive rodents into Centennial Manor? Not likely, according to city manager.

Danielle Arbour shows some of the cockroaches she has trapped in her suite at the Centennial Manor in Langley City. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Cloverdale-Langley City Conservative MP Tamara Jansen took part in the Monday, Dec. 7, 2020 House of Commons debate via online video, arguing for a delay of a planned January increase in payroll taxes (HOC video)

VIDEO: MP warns Langley City is becoming a ‘ghost town’

Cloverdale-Langley City Conservative Tamara Jansen says Ottawa must do more to help small businesses

Cloverdale-Langley City Conservative MP Tamara Jansen took part in the Monday, Dec. 7, 2020 House of Commons debate via online video, arguing for a delay of a planned January increase in payroll taxes (HOC video)
Santa’s helpers, in the form of Langley City workers such as Christine Keserich, decorated several areas of the downtown core in recent weeks. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

Fun signs meant to deter Christmas light vandals in Langley City

Municipality hopes Grinches forego targetting holiday displays during a tough year

Santa’s helpers, in the form of Langley City workers such as Christine Keserich, decorated several areas of the downtown core in recent weeks. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
In the mid-1960s, Langley City volunteer firefighters strung Christmas lights downtown. The firefighters pictured are: bottom ladder Tony Slogar, top of the ladder Aksel Ebbeson, holding the ladder Maynard Brinnon, front row was Dick Sendall, Evan Young, Al Brown, John Anderson, John Stroyan, back row were, Merv Hunter and Terry Halsey. (Jim McGregor/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Historic photo shows Langley firefighters decking the halls

Until the 1970s, City firefighters were in charge of hanging the light displays downtown

In the mid-1960s, Langley City volunteer firefighters strung Christmas lights downtown. The firefighters pictured are: bottom ladder Tony Slogar, top of the ladder Aksel Ebbeson, holding the ladder Maynard Brinnon, front row was Dick Sendall, Evan Young, Al Brown, John Anderson, John Stroyan, back row were, Merv Hunter and Terry Halsey. (Jim McGregor/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
The B.C. Legislature in Victoria, B.C. is shown on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Langley to seek COVID-19 infrastructure grants

The provincially-administered funds could be used in flood prevention

The B.C. Legislature in Victoria, B.C. is shown on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
A homeless couple nap on a Langley City bench in 2018. According to new stats, the number of homeless who live outdoors is on the rise in the City and Township. (Langley Advance Times file)

More homeless are sleeping outdoors in Langley than ever, study finds

Number of ‘unsheltered’ is up 26 per cent from previous count in 2017

A homeless couple nap on a Langley City bench in 2018. According to new stats, the number of homeless who live outdoors is on the rise in the City and Township. (Langley Advance Times file)
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LETTER: Langley could make 208th Street hill safer with little cost

A left turn onto 208th Street hill makes intersection dangerous

  • Nov 29, 2020
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Belmont school in Langley reported one person tested positive for COVID-19 (Undated Google Maps image)

COVID-19 cases reported at Belmont Elementary and DW Poppy schools in Langley

Fraser Health says in both cases the affected individuals are self-isolating at home

Belmont school in Langley reported one person tested positive for COVID-19 (Undated Google Maps image)
Langley City’s Gregory Douglas snapped a picture of a rainbow over the downtown core Tuesday, Nov. 24. “Just wanted to share this beautiful view that I happened to capture today, that illustrates not only Mother Nature’s beauty,” but what an “amazing city” we live in. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Nov 24, 2020
Langley City’s Gregory Douglas snapped a picture of a rainbow over the downtown core Tuesday, Nov. 24. “Just wanted to share this beautiful view that I happened to capture today, that illustrates not only Mother Nature’s beauty,” but what an “amazing city” we live in. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley City fire crews were called to the 4900-block of 202A Street for a report of a tree fallen on a house around 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. (Curtis Kreklau/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Tree falls on Langley City home

City fire crews said no one was injured

Langley City fire crews were called to the 4900-block of 202A Street for a report of a tree fallen on a house around 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. (Curtis Kreklau/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Shawn Stiles, owner of Inifinity Limousine, seen here with one of his stretch SUVS on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, said there has been a lack of clarity about COVID-19 rules for the industry (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Langley City limousine company owner says there has been a lack of clarity about COVID-19 regulations

Provincial order allows $2,000 fines on party buses and limousines without saying what’s allowed

Shawn Stiles, owner of Inifinity Limousine, seen here with one of his stretch SUVS on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, said there has been a lack of clarity about COVID-19 rules for the industry (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Twin sisters Kalli (L) and Kylie Eccles tried out the merry-go-round at Brydon Park, located on the corner of 53 Avenue and 198 Street in Langley City, on Sunday Nov. 15 (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

A good day to play in Langley

Kids, parents and grandparents took advantage of the sunny Sunday weather

Twin sisters Kalli (L) and Kylie Eccles tried out the merry-go-round at Brydon Park, located on the corner of 53 Avenue and 198 Street in Langley City, on Sunday Nov. 15 (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
New stats show the number of police calls for service in Langley City has fallen (file)

Langley City crime stats show double-digit drop

COVID-19, by keeping people home, may be discouraging thieves

New stats show the number of police calls for service in Langley City has fallen (file)
Murrayville’s John Swityk had to pay his respects to his fallen comrades from D-Day, as well as all the other soldiers – past and present – who have sacrifices. Despite most Remembrance Day ceremonies being cancelled, the 99-year-old Langley man insisted on visiting the Langley cenotaph today (Nov. 11, 2020). (TaraLee Richards/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Cancelled services didn’t stop knighted soldier, 99, from paying respects

John Swityk was at Langley’s cenotaph before many awoke Nov. 11, to safely honour his fallen friends

Murrayville’s John Swityk had to pay his respects to his fallen comrades from D-Day, as well as all the other soldiers – past and present – who have sacrifices. Despite most Remembrance Day ceremonies being cancelled, the 99-year-old Langley man insisted on visiting the Langley cenotaph today (Nov. 11, 2020). (TaraLee Richards/Special to Langley Advance Times)