Langley

Bell ringers from Inclusion Langley were taking donations for the Salvation Army Gateway of Hope last year. The annual Christmas Kettle Campaign is underway now. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

Bell ringing volunteers sought for Langley Christmas Kettle Campaign

Salvation Army’s Gateway of Hope is trying to raise $180,000 this season

 

Walnut Grove resident Garett Hardie, with granddaughter Shaelynn, 2 1/2, were among 740 kids and adults attending a free afternoon with Santa at the Canadian Museum of Flight at Langley Regional Airport on Sunday,Nov. 28. . (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

740 turn out for Santa visit to Canadian Museum of Flight

It was free, but visitors still donated $700

 

Maddy, a one-year-old lab cross from Cloverdale, bought the whole family to Langley for a photo with Santa on Sunday, Nov. 27. Hosted by the OpenRoad Auto Group Mini dealership in Langley City, the event raised funds for the Langley Animal Protection Society. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Dogs pose for pictures with Santa at Langley fundraiser

Event supported Langley Animal Protection Society

 

A volunteer loads donations into an ambulance at the Murrayville IGA in 2019, before the pandemic forced the Langley nonprofit to switch to drive-boy donations at a different location, a Walnut Grove warehouse. This year, there will be two weekend collection dates, one at the Walnut Grove site on Dec. 10-11, and a second at the Murrayville IGA on Dec. 17-18. (Langley Advance times file)

Kimz Angels doubles up on donation drives for the needy

Citing increased need, the Langley nonprofit outreach agency will hold two events in December

A volunteer loads donations into an ambulance at the Murrayville IGA in 2019, before the pandemic forced the Langley nonprofit to switch to drive-boy donations at a different location, a Walnut Grove warehouse. This year, there will be two weekend collection dates, one at the Walnut Grove site on Dec. 10-11, and a second at the Murrayville IGA on Dec. 17-18. (Langley Advance times file)
Langley referee Jeff Ingram was awarded the Western Hockey League Milestone Award in a ceremony prior to Sunday’s (Nov. 27) game between the Portland Winterhawks and Vancouver Giants at Langley Events Centre. (Vancouver Giants)

Langley ref honoured with WHL Milestone Award

Jeff Ingram has worked more than 650 regular season games as well as 99 playoff games.

  • Nov 28, 2022
Langley referee Jeff Ingram was awarded the Western Hockey League Milestone Award in a ceremony prior to Sunday’s (Nov. 27) game between the Portland Winterhawks and Vancouver Giants at Langley Events Centre. (Vancouver Giants)
People dropped by throughout the afternoon on Saturday, Nov. 26 at the Murray Creek Ranch to drop off toys for the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau. It was the second annual Magic of Christmas Brad McPherson Memorial Toy Drive, which included pony rides and visits with Santa. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Memorial toy drive more than doubles donations

A charity event in memory of Langley’s Bradley McPherson surpassed family’s expectations

People dropped by throughout the afternoon on Saturday, Nov. 26 at the Murray Creek Ranch to drop off toys for the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau. It was the second annual Magic of Christmas Brad McPherson Memorial Toy Drive, which included pony rides and visits with Santa. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
The City of Langley is celebrating a two-day Magic of Christmas Festival Dec. 3 and 4.

Langley brings the Magic of Christmas to Timms Community Centre Saturday + Sunday

The Magic of Christmas is coming to Langley this weekend! With the…

  • Nov 28, 2022
The City of Langley is celebrating a two-day Magic of Christmas Festival Dec. 3 and 4.
Hundreds turned out to walk through Glow Gardens in Langley on opening day Nov. 23. The Christmas light festival remains open on three acres of the Darvonda Nurseries in Milner until Dec. 31. The first five nights, at least, were sold out. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

PHOTOS: Crisis averted – rain threatened to derail Glow opening

Langley’s Christmas light festival at Darvonda Nurseries in Milner is back as a walk-through show

Hundreds turned out to walk through Glow Gardens in Langley on opening day Nov. 23. The Christmas light festival remains open on three acres of the Darvonda Nurseries in Milner until Dec. 31. The first five nights, at least, were sold out. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants bounced back in a big way Sunday afternoon, Nov. 27, taking down the first-place Portland Winterhawks 3-1 at Langley Events Centre. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Shorthanded Vancouver Giants score to down Portland Winterhawks

Ty Thorpe notches 100th career point

  • Nov 27, 2022
Vancouver Giants bounced back in a big way Sunday afternoon, Nov. 27, taking down the first-place Portland Winterhawks 3-1 at Langley Events Centre. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
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Extreme weather alert issued by Langley’s Gateway of Hope

Homeless advised to come to shelter

  • Nov 27, 2022
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Surrey Provincial Court. (Black Press Media files)

Headbutting attack on Langley dog walker nets 12 months of probation

Attacker called Canadians “wimps” to investigating officers

Surrey Provincial Court. (Black Press Media files)
Giants captain Zack Ostapchuk was named second star of the game Friday, Nov. 25 as a sellout crowd of 5,276 watched Pats captain Connor Bedard, a rising star and top NHL prospect, lead his team against Vancouver at the Langley Events Centre. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Sold-out crowd watches Connor Bedard lead Regina Pats to victory over Vancouver Giants

Top NHL prospect generates ‘unprecedented’ turnout

  • Nov 27, 2022
Giants captain Zack Ostapchuk was named second star of the game Friday, Nov. 25 as a sellout crowd of 5,276 watched Pats captain Connor Bedard, a rising star and top NHL prospect, lead his team against Vancouver at the Langley Events Centre. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
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AT YOUR SERVICE: MPs debate how feds chose to halt trucker convoy

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

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Board member jasbir Sandhu, councillor Leith White, councillor Delaney Mack, board president Sandra Benz, board member Dale Barker, and councillor Paul Albrecht at the unveiling of the glowing bench. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Fraser Valley Real Estate Board unveils a glowing bench at McBurney Plaza

Donation was to celebrate the board’s 100th anniversary

Board member jasbir Sandhu, councillor Leith White, councillor Delaney Mack, board president Sandra Benz, board member Dale Barker, and councillor Paul Albrecht at the unveiling of the glowing bench. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Doug McFee, left, and Gerry Reist of the Salmon River Enhancement Society, by Union Creek, one of the tributaries of the Salmon River. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Rain brings the return of coho salmon to Langley creeks

Fish are fighting their way up the tributaries to spawn this month

Doug McFee, left, and Gerry Reist of the Salmon River Enhancement Society, by Union Creek, one of the tributaries of the Salmon River. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
NHL prospect Connor Bedard wowed fans at the Langley Events Centre on Friday (Nov. 25). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

PHOTOS: Acclaimed hockey prospect Connor Bedard arrives in Langley

Bedard and the Regina Pats blank the Vancouver Giants 3-0 in front of 5,276 at the LEC

NHL prospect Connor Bedard wowed fans at the Langley Events Centre on Friday (Nov. 25). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Satellite Rotary Club of Langley Central Sunset’s president John Meagher handing over the donations to Gateway of Hope’s Nicholas Ivey The local rotary club conduced a warm clothing drive on Tuesday evening, Nov. 22. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Rotary members fill two SUVs with warm clothing

This was the club’s fourth donation drive

Satellite Rotary Club of Langley Central Sunset’s president John Meagher handing over the donations to Gateway of Hope’s Nicholas Ivey The local rotary club conduced a warm clothing drive on Tuesday evening, Nov. 22. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
BCEHS honoured five lifesavers who aided a man having a heart attack. From left are paramedic Brian Twaites, and rescuers Gary and Jacqueline Aulakh with their daughter, Gina and Brian Hewson, and Connor Lyons, with paramedics Maria Cirstea, Mathew Leslie, and John Semple. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Good Samaritans honoured for saving life of Langley heart attack victim

Five people pulled a cyclist out of a ditch in South Langley and gave him CPR

BCEHS honoured five lifesavers who aided a man having a heart attack. From left are paramedic Brian Twaites, and rescuers Gary and Jacqueline Aulakh with their daughter, Gina and Brian Hewson, and Connor Lyons, with paramedics Maria Cirstea, Mathew Leslie, and John Semple. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
The newly-elected Langley school board is, left to right, Trustees Joel Neufeld, Holly Dickinson, Tony Ward, Chair Candy Ashdown, Charlie Fox, Marnie Wilson, and Sarb Rai. (Langley School District/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Ashdown new chair of Langley school board

New board of trustees has been sworn in to start a four-year term

The newly-elected Langley school board is, left to right, Trustees Joel Neufeld, Holly Dickinson, Tony Ward, Chair Candy Ashdown, Charlie Fox, Marnie Wilson, and Sarb Rai. (Langley School District/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
On Sunday, Nov. 20, Alexandra Falconer, garden programs coordinator at Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS), was pulling ivy off trees in Aldergrove’s Steele park. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Fight against invasive English Ivy to resume in Aldergrove

Volunteers will be back in Steele park, cutting and pulling

On Sunday, Nov. 20, Alexandra Falconer, garden programs coordinator at Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS), was pulling ivy off trees in Aldergrove’s Steele park. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)