Langley Township

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

 

The Township of Langley Civic Facility. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley Township aims for three per cent tax increase

The proposed property tax boost would be lower than last year’s number

 

Emergency crews were at the scene of a crash between a car and a train in North Langley Jan. 21, 2022. (Curtis Krelau/South Fraser News Services/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

GPS blamed for sending driver onto train tracks in North Langley

Occupants were able to get out and train slowed down before train hit

 

Township council debated what to do with the upper left hand property on this map, including future expansions of the ACUCC, at a Jan. 17 meeting. (Township of Langley)

Langley Township council splits on plans for Aldergrove gateway site

Council ultimately voted against accepting a $750,000 federal grant to create a public space

Township council debated what to do with the upper left hand property on this map, including future expansions of the ACUCC, at a Jan. 17 meeting. (Township of Langley)
Michael Chang is one of the people who has been raising money for a memorial garden to surround the Battle of Kapyong Memorial Stone. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Funds sought for Korean memorial garden at Langley arboretum

The project could be built as early as this year

Michael Chang is one of the people who has been raising money for a memorial garden to surround the Battle of Kapyong Memorial Stone. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Boats were used to navigate through water-logged areas of North Langley as farmers retrieved plastic-wrapped hay bales in November, 2021. (Jessie VanderEyk/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

New pump to be considered for Fort Langley in wake of high water

A local environmentalists warns engineering won’t stop floods

Boats were used to navigate through water-logged areas of North Langley as farmers retrieved plastic-wrapped hay bales in November, 2021. (Jessie VanderEyk/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
A pickup truck burned to a crisp after the driver tried to do doughnuts on an icy Aldergrove street last week. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Aldergrove pickup driver loses vehicle to fire after attempted doughnuts

A stunt on an icy street went awry and led to a blaze

A pickup truck burned to a crisp after the driver tried to do doughnuts on an icy Aldergrove street last week. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Langley Township firefighters on scene at a house fire in January, 2022. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley Township plans to hire a dozen more paid call firefighters

Physically fit people capable of handling a busy on-call schedule are asked to apply

  • Jan 7, 2022
Langley Township firefighters on scene at a house fire in January, 2022. (Langley Advance Times files)
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)
Firefighters on the scene of a house fire in the 2000 block of 200th Street on Jan. 3, 2022. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Family, dogs escape as South Langley home gutted by fire

The second fire in Fernridge in a week destroyed a two-storey house

Firefighters on the scene of a house fire in the 2000 block of 200th Street on Jan. 3, 2022. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Street banners promoting the Langley Good Times Cruise-In in Aldergrove, installed several years ago. The Township is calling for community groups to oversee similar banner programs. (Black Press Media files)
Street banners promoting the Langley Good Times Cruise-In in Aldergrove, installed several years ago. The Township is calling for community groups to oversee similar banner programs. (Black Press Media files)
The track at McLeod Athletic Park is closed indefinitely, due to weather. (Lore Wollf/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Winter weather forces Langley track shut down

Township closes McLeod Athletic Park running space temporarily

The track at McLeod Athletic Park is closed indefinitely, due to weather. (Lore Wollf/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Three years after the Township turned down a rezoning, a Langley farmer has won the right to process his own chickens from the B.C. courts. (Langley Advance Times files)

Farmer wins five-year legal fight with Langley Township over chicken abattoir

Langley Township was chided by judge over issuing $110,000 in ‘intimidating’ fines

Three years after the Township turned down a rezoning, a Langley farmer has won the right to process his own chickens from the B.C. courts. (Langley Advance Times files)
The Township unveiled a draft plan to add more trees to urban areas, in settings like this greenway near 77th Avenue and 208th Street. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley Township plans to plant thousands of trees every year

Increasing and protecting the forsest canopy expected to cost $130,000 annually

The Township unveiled a draft plan to add more trees to urban areas, in settings like this greenway near 77th Avenue and 208th Street. (Langley Advance Times files)
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)
Councillors Eric Woodward, Bob Long, Blair Whitmarsh, and David Davis observed a virtual presentation of the planned new Foundry health and wellness centre for Langley youths on Monday, Dec. 13. (Township of Langley)

Langley Township to match $250,000 in donations to youth health centre

Foundry is a new program hoping to launch in Langley in 2022

Councillors Eric Woodward, Bob Long, Blair Whitmarsh, and David Davis observed a virtual presentation of the planned new Foundry health and wellness centre for Langley youths on Monday, Dec. 13. (Township of Langley)
Police blocked off 40th Avenue on Jan. 10, 2015 while firefighters battled a meth lab blaze. The fire led to a lawsuit against Langley Township. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley Township wins court case over firefighting bill for meth lab blaze

A judge dismissed a lawsuit against the Township by the home’s former owners

Police blocked off 40th Avenue on Jan. 10, 2015 while firefighters battled a meth lab blaze. The fire led to a lawsuit against Langley Township. (Langley Advance Times files)
A Langley letter writer tried to rid his wheelchair treads of dog poop but it was Township firefighters who finally solved the problem. (Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: Langley Township firefighters answer the call of doody

Man grateful to fire hall staff who washed dog poo out of the treads of his wheelchair

  • Dec 11, 2021
A Langley letter writer tried to rid his wheelchair treads of dog poop but it was Township firefighters who finally solved the problem. (Langley Advance Times files)
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AT YOUR SERVICE: Some suggest more needed to protect floodplains from development

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

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