Langley

Willoughby condo fire at 208th Street and 80th Avenue on April 19, 2021. (Shane MacKichan/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Year in Review: Condo blaze sent neighbours fleeing through rain of hot cinders

The April fire was one of the largest in Langley’s history

Willoughby condo fire at 208th Street and 80th Avenue on April 19, 2021. (Shane MacKichan/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Cecelia Reekie spoke to Langley seniors about her father’s experiences with residential school before a walk from the Langley Seniors Resource Centre on the first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30. (Langley Advance Times files)

Year in Review: Indigenous reconciliation attempts sparked by grave discoveries

Langley lowered flags to half mast and held its first Truth and Reconciliation Day

Cecelia Reekie spoke to Langley seniors about her father’s experiences with residential school before a walk from the Langley Seniors Resource Centre on the first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30. (Langley Advance Times files)
Volunteers from the Guru Nanak food bank in Surrey were serving a hot lunch at a temporary extreme weather shelter that opened at the Douglas Park Community School gym when temperatures fell. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Langley may need new location for emergency shelter

A school gym can only be used until Jan. 2

Volunteers from the Guru Nanak food bank in Surrey were serving a hot lunch at a temporary extreme weather shelter that opened at the Douglas Park Community School gym when temperatures fell. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Work was underway Tuesday, Nov. 30 on the site of the former Aldergrove Community Arena as it becomes a new seniors housing complex. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Year in Review: Langley real estate prices spiral higher

It cost a third more to buy a house in Langley by the end of 2021

Work was underway Tuesday, Nov. 30 on the site of the former Aldergrove Community Arena as it becomes a new seniors housing complex. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
A commercial truck headed through a flooded section of 208th Street near 102B Avenue north of Walnut Grove on in early December. Rain had stopped but multiple roads were still closed or partly flooded. (Langley Advance Times files)

Our View: Resilience for our communities should be 2022 goal

From local to national, we need to be prepared for the next crisis

  • Dec 31, 2021
A commercial truck headed through a flooded section of 208th Street near 102B Avenue north of Walnut Grove on in early December. Rain had stopped but multiple roads were still closed or partly flooded. (Langley Advance Times files)
The Royals host the Vancouver Giants at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Arena in Victoria on Wednesday, Dec. 29, taking them down 3-0. (Kevin Light/Special to Black Press Media)

Victoria blanks Vancouver Giants on strength of goalie’s 50 save shutout

G-Men have a rematch with the Royals again tonight, and again in Victoria

The Royals host the Vancouver Giants at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Arena in Victoria on Wednesday, Dec. 29, taking them down 3-0. (Kevin Light/Special to Black Press Media)
The dark purple colour indicates that a city is seeing more than 20 cases per 100,000 people per day. (BCCDC)

Langley’s COVID numbers hit record high even as testing resources hit a wall

Cold weather even impeded testing locally in the past week

The dark purple colour indicates that a city is seeing more than 20 cases per 100,000 people per day. (BCCDC)
Glenn of McLeary’s Furniture shovelled snow in front of the store on Friday, Dec. 30 after more than six inches of the white stuff fell across Langley. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley blanketed by new layer of snow

With at least seven inches of the white stuff, people were advised not to drive unless necessary

Glenn of McLeary’s Furniture shovelled snow in front of the store on Friday, Dec. 30 after more than six inches of the white stuff fell across Langley. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Corinna Wiebe, with daughter Sydney Stenberg, was overwhelmed when she saw the extent of renovations to their Aldergrove home. (LifeApp video image)

VIDEO: Aldergrove woman with cancer gets new home, thanks to local charity

Charity releases video to thank more than 200 volunteers, 80 companies and 130 donors

Corinna Wiebe, with daughter Sydney Stenberg, was overwhelmed when she saw the extent of renovations to their Aldergrove home. (LifeApp video image)
Mike Klotz, seen here during a previous Langley area bird count, has advised the annual event will be proceeding, whatever the weather conditions are. (Langley Advance Times file)
Mike Klotz, seen here during a previous Langley area bird count, has advised the annual event will be proceeding, whatever the weather conditions are. (Langley Advance Times file)
Roger Schmidt set up his barbecue on the frozen surface of Brydon Lagoon on Wednesday, Dec. 29. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: A frozen Brydon Lagoon becomes a giant ice rink

As many as 100 people took the opportunity to skate

Roger Schmidt set up his barbecue on the frozen surface of Brydon Lagoon on Wednesday, Dec. 29. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Langley School District’s board office. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley schools face delayed return due to Omicron spread

B.C. schools will return on Jan. 10 instead of Jan. 3

Langley School District’s board office. (Langley Advance Times files)
Fort Langley’s Bedford Channel, part of the Fraser River, has frozen solid. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Fraser River freezes shore-to-shore between Langley and Maple Ridge

First time in years the river has frozen solid – but don’t walk on it

Fort Langley’s Bedford Channel, part of the Fraser River, has frozen solid. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Undated Google Maps image of Fort Langley Seniors Community at 8838 Glover Road. The seniors home is one of three locations in the Fraser Valley seeing COVID outbreaks as of Wednesday, Dec. 29. (Google Maps)

COVID outbreaks hit seniors homes in Langley, Abbotsford, Chilliwack

Care home outbreaks had dwindled to almost nil before the Omicron wave

Undated Google Maps image of Fort Langley Seniors Community at 8838 Glover Road. The seniors home is one of three locations in the Fraser Valley seeing COVID outbreaks as of Wednesday, Dec. 29. (Google Maps)
One person was injured when a truck was hit by a train Wednesday morning (Special to Langley Advance Times)
One person was injured when a truck was hit by a train Wednesday morning (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Vineyard Church Pastor Leith White, the designated community representative at the temporary extreme weather shelter, said it was the first time one has been open 24 hours a day. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: How Langley coped with record low temperatures

A warm weather shelter opens, and skaters and sledders have fun

Langley Vineyard Church Pastor Leith White, the designated community representative at the temporary extreme weather shelter, said it was the first time one has been open 24 hours a day. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Aldergrove’s Massimo Ranello goes for the puck against Surrey goalie Mason Upton on Dec. 22 at Aldergrove Credit Union Community Arena. Kodiaks won 2-0.(Kurt Langmann/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Kodiaks win, Trappers lose last pre-Christmas games

Next up, Langley teams will appear in the PJHL Winter classic

Aldergrove’s Massimo Ranello goes for the puck against Surrey goalie Mason Upton on Dec. 22 at Aldergrove Credit Union Community Arena. Kodiaks won 2-0.(Kurt Langmann/Special to Langley Advance Times)
In addition to their 12 Days of Giving for Christmas, Langley Township firefighters donated $10,000 to the B.C. Professional Firefighters Burn Fund. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
In addition to their 12 Days of Giving for Christmas, Langley Township firefighters donated $10,000 to the B.C. Professional Firefighters Burn Fund. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Unusually cold weather has meant reduced COVID testing at the KPU outdoor facility in Langley, Fraser Health advised. (Langley Advance Times file)

Cold weather means ‘reduced’ COVID testing at outdoor Langley facility: Fraser Health

People are advised to re-book appointments or go to indoor centre

Unusually cold weather has meant reduced COVID testing at the KPU outdoor facility in Langley, Fraser Health advised. (Langley Advance Times file)
Township crews responded to a property in the 2100 block of 198th Street on Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 28, 2021 for a blaze. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Fire destroys mobile home and barn in South Langley

Firefighters were on scene battling the blaze on Tuesday afternoon

  • Dec 28, 2021
Township crews responded to a property in the 2100 block of 198th Street on Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 28, 2021 for a blaze. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)