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People purchase ice cream from one of Meedo Falou’s Rainbow Ice Cream trucks, in Tsawwassen, B.C., on Monday, August 1, 2022. Much of Canada has been sweltering, but that’s cold comfort for ice cream truck vendors like Falou, who says inflation and high fuel costs are melting away his profits. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

VIDEO: B.C. ice cream truck operator says inflation is chilling business, despite summer swelter

Rainbow Ice Cream owner says cost of sweet treat has gone up 60 per cent

 

Dozens of colourful umbrellas, hanging upside down in McBurney Plaza, served as a unique aerial art display last summer. Now, a new display is being installed this week. (CK Wright Photography/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Aerial display unveiling: Look to the skies in downtown Langley

City and business association install new overhead artistic exhibit in McBurney Plaza this week

 

MLA Megan Dykeman announced funding of more than $100,000 for Langley’s live music sector. (Langley Advance Times files)

Five Langley music groups share chunk of provincial funding

While one art sector receives $100,000, local thespian Ellie King wonders where money is for theatre

MLA Megan Dykeman announced funding of more than $100,000 for Langley’s live music sector. (Langley Advance Times files)
Multiple yoga instructors were present at the event to help people practice yoga. About a dozen bunnies hoped around while people tried different yoga poses. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Easter Bunnies invade Langley mall

Yoga with rabbits raises $1,000-plus for animal rescue

Multiple yoga instructors were present at the event to help people practice yoga. About a dozen bunnies hoped around while people tried different yoga poses. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation Ravi Kahlon
 was chided by Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce president Ken Dennis in a Friday, March 18 letter, for making what Dennis termed a ‘misleading’ statement about provincial government benefits for business during the pandemic. (file)
Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation Ravi Kahlon
 was chided by Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce president Ken Dennis in a Friday, March 18 letter, for making what Dennis termed a ‘misleading’ statement about provincial government benefits for business during the pandemic. (file)
Local nursery inviting gardening enthusiasts to their tool sharpening event. Donations will benefit Langley Food Bank. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Langley nursery to raise funds by sharpening tools for green thumbs

Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the Langley Food Bank

Local nursery inviting gardening enthusiasts to their tool sharpening event. Donations will benefit Langley Food Bank. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Ken Dennis is the current president of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

COVID is taking a toll on businesses, but chamber is optimistic about the future

President of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce shares message of hope

  • Feb 15, 2022
Ken Dennis is the current president of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Patch owner Christopher Shurety (right) and colleague Morgan (left) display some of their favourites of this year’s “ugly” Christmas sweater collection. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

B.C. shop sources bounty of answers to the ugly holiday sweater dilemma

Despite pandemic challenges, Victoria’s The Patch on Yates continues its annual tradition

The Patch owner Christopher Shurety (right) and colleague Morgan (left) display some of their favourites of this year’s “ugly” Christmas sweater collection. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Rossland Prop Master Paul Wagner is hoping to bring some movie business back to the West Kootenay. Photo: Submitted
Trail jeweller Paul Durkin (pictured) was enlisted to design and create rings for the hit Netlix movie Love Hard by props master Paul Wagner. Photo: Jim Bailey

Kootenay props master’s work featured in Netflix Christmas rom-com Love Hard

Props Master Paul Wagner wants to see more movie business come through the Kootenay

Rossland Prop Master Paul Wagner is hoping to bring some movie business back to the West Kootenay. Photo: Submitted
Trail jeweller Paul Durkin (pictured) was enlisted to design and create rings for the hit Netlix movie Love Hard by props master Paul Wagner. Photo: Jim Bailey
Derek Scott of Signal Hills accepted the award for most significant community impact by a non-profit. It was one of six awards presented Thursday by the chamber. (Screengrab)

Chamber lauds outstanding Langley businesses

In a virtual ceremony, Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce presented six business excellence awards

Derek Scott of Signal Hills accepted the award for most significant community impact by a non-profit. It was one of six awards presented Thursday by the chamber. (Screengrab)
Typically the local chamber’s annual event is held in-person, like this one in years past, but due to current health protocols the 2021 Business Excellence Awards will be held virtually. (Langley Advance Times file)

Chamber marks 25 years of celebrating Langley business community

2021 Business Excellence Award held virtually Thursday night

Typically the local chamber’s annual event is held in-person, like this one in years past, but due to current health protocols the 2021 Business Excellence Awards will be held virtually. (Langley Advance Times file)
Karen Long dines at Helms Mobile Kitchen at the Aldergrove legion. (Special to The Star)

PHOTOS: Karen Long shops local around Aldergrove

Aldergrove Business Association has proposed a challenge of shopping local until June 15

Karen Long dines at Helms Mobile Kitchen at the Aldergrove legion. (Special to The Star)
On Friday, March 19, 2021, Lisa Dew announced Lisa’s School of Dance will be closing its doors after suffering financial loss as result of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Lisa’s Dance Studio/Facebook)

Lisa’s School of Dance closing after 35 years in Langley

Small business suffered financial long-term loss as a result of the pandemic

On Friday, March 19, 2021, Lisa Dew announced Lisa’s School of Dance will be closing its doors after suffering financial loss as result of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Lisa’s Dance Studio/Facebook)
Cameron Ezzy has his ducks trained as pest control officers. Through his business, Slugs N’ Bugs for Lunch, he will come to your home and rid your garden of slugs. Photo by Terry Farrell

VIDEO: B.C. entrepreneur opens pest control business with ducks as employees

Slugs n’ Bugs For Lunch will take care of your garden pests naturally

Cameron Ezzy has his ducks trained as pest control officers. Through his business, Slugs N’ Bugs for Lunch, he will come to your home and rid your garden of slugs. Photo by Terry Farrell
Langley sister Shannon Obando, 35, and Jen Spier, 29, started Hope in a Box, which features items from local small businesses, to fundraiser for non-profit Hope International. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley sisters Hope in a Box fundraiser: local products with global impact

All proceeds will benefit non-profit Hope International

Langley sister Shannon Obando, 35, and Jen Spier, 29, started Hope in a Box, which features items from local small businesses, to fundraiser for non-profit Hope International. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Andrew McCaron, owner of West Coast Optical, which has been helping Surrey see better since 1989.

Over 3 decades in business and still going strong — now that’s vision!

Langley optical store continues to thrive, thanks to excellent customer care

  • Jan 18, 2021
Andrew McCaron, owner of West Coast Optical, which has been helping Surrey see better since 1989.
Keith and Shannon Brogan outside of Brogan’s Diner stand in front of the “take a coat, leave a coat” display. The Langley City restaurant is preparing to serve about 500 Christmas dinners to those in the community in need of a warm meal on Christmas Day 2020. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)

Brogan’s Diner serving up 500 free Christmas dinners to Langley community

Owner notes its not just homeless that are struggling this year, but seniors and others as well

Keith and Shannon Brogan outside of Brogan’s Diner stand in front of the “take a coat, leave a coat” display. The Langley City restaurant is preparing to serve about 500 Christmas dinners to those in the community in need of a warm meal on Christmas Day 2020. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)
Staycation Box featuring an Indian experience. (Contributed photo)

B.C. company aims to bring international vacation experience to front door

‘Staycation Boxes’ launched two months ago, includes food bank donation

Staycation Box featuring an Indian experience. (Contributed photo)
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LETTER: Let Langley businesses expand use of patios

Local letter writer has seen how vital patios were to local hospitality sector

  • Sep 6, 2020
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