Langley Township

David Davis, a fourth-generation Milner farmer, served for 11 years on Langley Township council. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

After three terms, Langley Township’s Davis leaves council for family time, dairy farm

The 11-year coucillor chose not to run in October’s elections

 

Construction workers finished levelling the Aldergrove Gateway property, after demolition of most of the buildings there. Langley Township owns the land and a full plan for the property will be put together in coming years. (Dan Ferguson/Black Press Media)

Aldergrove not forgotten: Mayor

Eric Woodward says focus will be on Township-owned land, Fraser Highway widening

  • Nov 26, 2022

 

Retail jobs saw the most listings in Langley, and employers were looking for almost twice as many people as last year. (Langley Advance Times files)

Spike in job listings in Langley shows tight labour market

Wages rose in most types of jobs, according to the Township’s labour market survey

 

Allard Dental, 21183 88 Ave., is one of the festive local holiday displays for 2022. It is collecting toy and gift card donations for the Infinite Expansion Foundation toy drive. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley’s list of festive holiday displays is growing

Seen something cool? Is a neighbour all decked out? Send details of local displays worth a look

Allard Dental, 21183 88 Ave., is one of the festive local holiday displays for 2022. It is collecting toy and gift card donations for the Infinite Expansion Foundation toy drive. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
The Township opened the Otter Co-op Outdoor Experience water park in 2018. Now council wants to open more pools but a local lifeguard is concerned about staffing. (Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: Langley Township council has gone off the deep end with idea to add more pools

There isn’t enough staff for current pools so adding more won’t benefit community, letter writer says

  • Nov 25, 2022
The Township opened the Otter Co-op Outdoor Experience water park in 2018. Now council wants to open more pools but a local lifeguard is concerned about staffing. (Langley Advance Times files)
Kwantlen First Nation chief Marilyn Gabriel, Cloverdale-Langley City MP John Aldag, and Township Mayor Eric Woodward were at the ceremony announcing the Kwantlen First Nation Plaza to mark the Township’s 150th anniversary. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Writer questions Langley’s treatment of local First Nations

Township marks 150th anniversary next year with plaza partnership

  • Nov 24, 2022
Kwantlen First Nation chief Marilyn Gabriel, Cloverdale-Langley City MP John Aldag, and Township Mayor Eric Woodward were at the ceremony announcing the Kwantlen First Nation Plaza to mark the Township’s 150th anniversary. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Jason St. Germain of Cit-E with an electric kick scooter. Langley Township is expected to create new rules for using the scooters on local roads as part of a provincial pilot project. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Rules for electric scooter use coming to Langley Township

Langley is one of the communities test-driving new regulations for the province

Jason St. Germain of Cit-E with an electric kick scooter. Langley Township is expected to create new rules for using the scooters on local roads as part of a provincial pilot project. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
The Canadian Museum of Flight invites the public to a family-oriented Christmas event Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. (canadianflight.org)

Santa swoops in for visit to Langley’s flight museum

Christmas event is one of the museum’s free events during the year that remove financial barriers

The Canadian Museum of Flight invites the public to a family-oriented Christmas event Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. (canadianflight.org)
The proposed new housing development is just south of R.E. Mountain Secondary and the Langley Events Centre. (Township of Langley/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

New development planned near R.E. Mountain Secondary

Council to consider approving 425 units at future meeting

The proposed new housing development is just south of R.E. Mountain Secondary and the Langley Events Centre. (Township of Langley/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
The Township of Langley Civic Facility. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley Township to take second look at several big developments

One project being reconsidered is a conversion of a rural area to industrial zoning

The Township of Langley Civic Facility. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Election sign clusters like this could be a thing of the past if the Township council approves a plan to ban them from public property. (Langley Advance Times files)

Township moves towards ban on election signs on public property

Council has asked for a change to existing bylaws

Election sign clusters like this could be a thing of the past if the Township council approves a plan to ban them from public property. (Langley Advance Times files)
Vesta Properties has two residential towers approved for construction (models pictured) but the Township council made it clear that another proposed 45-storey tower will be a no-go. (Langley Advance Times files)

Plans to develop farmland, build condo tower preemptively rejected by Langley Township council

Council made it clear to developers that the projects won’t find a warm welcome

Vesta Properties has two residential towers approved for construction (models pictured) but the Township council made it clear that another proposed 45-storey tower will be a no-go. (Langley Advance Times files)
A week after being sworn in, Mayor Eric Woodward and his council began working on a number of major infrastructure projects. (Langley Advance Times files)

‘Fact-finding’ begins on new pool, soccer campus, ice rink for Willoughby area

Township council directed staff to start investigating sites for all three major facilities

A week after being sworn in, Mayor Eric Woodward and his council began working on a number of major infrastructure projects. (Langley Advance Times files)
Fire crews were called to the scene of an Aldergrove fire Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 8. One person suffered what were described as minor injuries when they slipped and fell while escaping a fire in a shop building in the 26500 block of 52nd Avenue on Tuesday, Nov. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Fire crews were called to the scene of an Aldergrove fire Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 8. One person suffered what were described as minor injuries when they slipped and fell while escaping a fire in a shop building in the 26500 block of 52nd Avenue on Tuesday, Nov. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
The annual Christmas lights display at 19646 49th Ave. was a sight to behold during Christmas 2021. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley list of Christmas light displays starting for 2022 season

Send in details of local holidays displays worth a look

The annual Christmas lights display at 19646 49th Ave. was a sight to behold during Christmas 2021. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Kwantlen Chief Marilyn Gabriel, with her husband Kevin Kelly (left) and Township Mayor Eric Woodward (right) at the announcement of a new plaza with Indigenous house poles and art near the LEC. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

New plaza to mark partnership between Kwantlen First Nation, Langley Township

Federal funds for the project were announced on Nov. 9

Kwantlen Chief Marilyn Gabriel, with her husband Kevin Kelly (left) and Township Mayor Eric Woodward (right) at the announcement of a new plaza with Indigenous house poles and art near the LEC. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
From left, Langley MLA Megan Dykeman, Minister of Transportation Rob Fleming, Cloverdale-Langley City MP John Aldag, and Langley Township Mayor Eric Woodward were at the groundbreaking ceremony last week for the replacement of the Glover Road highway overpass. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Work begins to replace battered Glover Road Overpass

Change is part of new highway upgrades to six lanes from current four

From left, Langley MLA Megan Dykeman, Minister of Transportation Rob Fleming, Cloverdale-Langley City MP John Aldag, and Langley Township Mayor Eric Woodward were at the groundbreaking ceremony last week for the replacement of the Glover Road highway overpass. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Canadian military members, such as Deanna Forrest, who serve with the United Nations sport the distinctive blue berets. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley woman was a UN peacekeeper, now she teaches Grade 6

Experiences abroad infused into her school’s Remembrance Day assembly

Canadian military members, such as Deanna Forrest, who serve with the United Nations sport the distinctive blue berets. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
After the Remembrance Day service at the Fort Langley cenotaph, people placed their poppies on the plinth. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Fort Langley remembers veterans’ sacrifices as hundreds pack Remembrance Day event

From seniors to young children, the crowd was back to pre-pandemic numbers this year

After the Remembrance Day service at the Fort Langley cenotaph, people placed their poppies on the plinth. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Michael Pratt was still a young teenager when he began lobbying for the Walk to Remember memorial to the Afghanistan war dead in Langley. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

New memorials bring Canada’s military history to the fore in Langley

The Walk to Remember and the Gapyeong Memorial Stone are both in a local arboretum

Michael Pratt was still a young teenager when he began lobbying for the Walk to Remember memorial to the Afghanistan war dead in Langley. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)