Langley

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)
A Common Redpoll was spotted by Langley photographer John Gordon during the Sunday, Jan. 2 annual bird count in Langley. (John Gordon/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Fewer birds, and some surprises, during the annual White Rock/Surrey/Langley bird count

Weather and COVID concerns meant more people counted from home

A Common Redpoll was spotted by Langley photographer John Gordon during the Sunday, Jan. 2 annual bird count in Langley. (John Gordon/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Brookswood resident Leah Bittante shared a picture taken during the holidays – and colder weather – as people skated around on the ice at Dale Ball Passive Park. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

SHARE: Fun found for those frolicking on the ice

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

  • Jan 3, 2022
Brookswood resident Leah Bittante shared a picture taken during the holidays – and colder weather – as people skated around on the ice at Dale Ball Passive Park. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
An Omicron outbreak forced Langley Trappers, seen here during a previous regular season game at George Preston in November, to pull out of the annual Winter Classic. (Langley Advance Times file)

Omicron outbreak forces Langley Trappers to withdraw from Winter Classic

Eight players test positive; coach hopes to reschedule missed games

An Omicron outbreak forced Langley Trappers, seen here during a previous regular season game at George Preston in November, to pull out of the annual Winter Classic. (Langley Advance Times file)
Zack Ostapchuk struck 30 seconds into overtime and three other Giants had a pair of points in a 4-3 victory over the Kelowna Rockets on Sunday afternoon, Jan, 2. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Zack Ostapchuk struck 30 seconds into overtime and three other Giants had a pair of points in a 4-3 victory over the Kelowna Rockets on Sunday afternoon, Jan, 2. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)
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LETTER: It’s theft of more than just a newspaper

Upset grandfather angered by thievery and trespassing, and impact on young boy

  • Jan 3, 2022
Have an opinion you’d like to share? Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or the postal service. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)
People lined up outside Wild Birds Unlimited Langley to purchase hummingbird feeder heaters and other supplies to keep the birds healthy during the winter season. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

People lined up outside Langley bird feed store

Shop sold more than 140 feeder heaters in less than five hours

People lined up outside Wild Birds Unlimited Langley to purchase hummingbird feeder heaters and other supplies to keep the birds healthy during the winter season. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Lisa Samms-Maxwell of Langley Lodge spoke to Dave Hassett while handing out water and popsicles Friday during high temperatures. Langley Lodge was helping locals keep cool. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Year in Review: Heat dome took toll on seniors

Almost two dozen local deaths were attributed to the heat wave

Lisa Samms-Maxwell of Langley Lodge spoke to Dave Hassett while handing out water and popsicles Friday during high temperatures. Langley Lodge was helping locals keep cool. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Royals host the Vancouver Giants at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Arena in Victoria again on Thursday, Dec. 30, defeating the guests 7-3. (Kevin Light/Special to Black Press Media)

Vancouver Giants drop season finale to Victoria

G-Men lose in third match up against the Royals this holiday season

Royals host the Vancouver Giants at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Arena in Victoria again on Thursday, Dec. 30, defeating the guests 7-3. (Kevin Light/Special to Black Press Media)
Royals host the Vancouver Giants at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Arena in Victoria again on Thursday, Dec. 30, defeating the guests 7-3. (Kevin Light/Special to Black Press Media)

Vancouver Giants drop season finale to Victoria

G-Men lose in third match up against the Royals this holiday season

Royals host the Vancouver Giants at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Arena in Victoria again on Thursday, Dec. 30, defeating the guests 7-3. (Kevin Light/Special to Black Press Media)
Aron Crimeni put balloons on the Justice For Carson banner at the Walnut Grove Skate Park on Friday, July 2, 2021. (Langley Advance Times files)

Year in Review: Manslaughter charge laid in death of Langley teen

Carson Crimeni’s family waited two years for a charge in the case

Aron Crimeni put balloons on the Justice For Carson banner at the Walnut Grove Skate Park on Friday, July 2, 2021. (Langley Advance Times files)
Leith White at the former emergency weather shelter set up on Boxing Day at Douglas Park Community School. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley’s temporary homeless shelter shifts locations

The school facility was shut down Sunday morning, replacement spaces opens at 7 p.m.

Leith White at the former emergency weather shelter set up on Boxing Day at Douglas Park Community School. (Langley Advance Times files)
A commercial truck headed through a flooded section of 208th Street near 102B Avenue north of Walnut Grove on Wednesday, Dec. 1. Rain had stopped but multiple roads were still closed or partly flooded. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Year in Review: Langley responds to floods by helping neighbours

From a supply airlift to cat rescues, Langley residents made a difference

A commercial truck headed through a flooded section of 208th Street near 102B Avenue north of Walnut Grove on Wednesday, Dec. 1. Rain had stopped but multiple roads were still closed or partly flooded. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
The father of Aaliyah Rosa planted a tree and laid a plaque in her memory. (Langley Advance Times files)
The father of Aaliyah Rosa planted a tree and laid a plaque in her memory. (Langley Advance Times files)
When they heard about the drop-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Langley Events centre on Sunday, April 25, the Crocker family wasted no time getting there. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Year in Review: COVID in 2021 saw vaccinations expand, crushing new variants

Langley went through shutdowns, a circuit breaker, and met Delta and Omicron

When they heard about the drop-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Langley Events centre on Sunday, April 25, the Crocker family wasted no time getting there. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Langley Memorial Hospital welcomed a baby boy at 3:06 a.m., on Jan. 1 2022.

Langley welcomed a baby boy on the New Year Day

Born at the Langley Memorial Hospital

Langley Memorial Hospital welcomed a baby boy at 3:06 a.m., on Jan. 1 2022.
The ER nurses, doctors, and medical technicians at Langley Memorial Hospital in front of the mural on the new admitting bay. The ER opened at the beginning of May after years of fundraising and construction. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
The ER nurses, doctors, and medical technicians at Langley Memorial Hospital in front of the mural on the new admitting bay. The ER opened at the beginning of May after years of fundraising and construction. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Year in Review: Langley’s new ER opens after record-smashing fundraising campaign

The construction re-built the hospital for a growing community

The ER nurses, doctors, and medical technicians at Langley Memorial Hospital in front of the mural on the new admitting bay. The ER opened at the beginning of May after years of fundraising and construction. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
The ER nurses, doctors, and medical technicians at Langley Memorial Hospital in front of the mural on the new admitting bay. The ER opened at the beginning of May after years of fundraising and construction. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Have an opinion you’d like to share? Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or the postal service. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Real reasons for the season

This is a time to reflect on the inclusivity that makes Canada so appealing to so many

  • Jan 1, 2022
Have an opinion you’d like to share? Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or the postal service. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)
Cloverdale-Langley City Liberal candidate John Aldag checked out results on the phone of Langley City Councillor Rudy Storteboom on election day evening as early returns came in. Aldag had pulled out into a lead with half the votes counted. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Year in Review: Nail-biting election flips Cloverdale-Langley City riding

John Aldag faced off with Tamara Jansen for a rematch of the 2019 vote

Cloverdale-Langley City Liberal candidate John Aldag checked out results on the phone of Langley City Councillor Rudy Storteboom on election day evening as early returns came in. Aldag had pulled out into a lead with half the votes counted. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Langley Rams won the Canadian Bowl Saturday afternoon, Dec. 4, shutting out the Ontario Conference champion London Beefeaters 37-0 in London, Ontario for the first national title in franchise history. (Boris Terzic Photography/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Year in Review: Langley Rams make team history with first Canadian Cup win

The Rams crushed their Ontario opponents after years of near-misses at the Cup

Langley Rams won the Canadian Bowl Saturday afternoon, Dec. 4, shutting out the Ontario Conference champion London Beefeaters 37-0 in London, Ontario for the first national title in franchise history. (Boris Terzic Photography/Special to Langley Advance Times)