Local history

Nanaimo city council, at a meeting this week, voted to repeal a bylaw relating to public morals which prevented people from making use of any “profane, obscene, blasphemous or grossly insulting language.” (City of Nanaimo image)

B.C. city repeals 130-year-old bylaw banning drunken singing

City of Nanaimo retains bylaw banning nuclear weapons, but takes several other bylaws off the books

 

Michael Wuensche is a long-time Langley resident, who recently penned his first book, a historical fiction entitled The Untold Stories of Fort Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley history and imagination combine in debut book

The Untold Stories of Fort Langley is centred around ancient battles in the historic village

 

The Choirboy and the Bellydancer is a memoir written by Christine Potter. It is a love story of the Fort Langley couple who met in the U.K as teenagers and moved to Canada in late ‘90s.

Roller coaster love story of Fort Langley couple detailed in bio

Christine and Christopher met as teens in the United Kingdom

 

The Henry Leaf House is a 124-year heritage property in Langley. The house constructed in 1897 was purchased by Ted and Lyda Lightfoot in 2004. The couple renovated it multiple times but the kept the “original character” alive. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Aldergrove heritage house gets a fresh look

The 124-year old property is featured in a few Hallmark movies

The Henry Leaf House is a 124-year heritage property in Langley. The house constructed in 1897 was purchased by Ted and Lyda Lightfoot in 2004. The couple renovated it multiple times but the kept the “original character” alive. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
The earliest known drawing of Woodside Farm in the 1850s. (Contributed - Sooke Region Museum)

Woodside sold: Sooke couple buys Western Canada’s oldest working farm

South Island’s Woodside Farm is the oldest continuously operated farm west of the Great Lakes

The earliest known drawing of Woodside Farm in the 1850s. (Contributed - Sooke Region Museum)
Dozens of demonstrators reach the Hope Station House, gathered in support for preserving the 1916 building. (Photo/Christian Ward)

Coalition to save Hope Station House ‘exploring all options’ to preserve building

Ombudsperson’s investigation into district’s handling still ongoing

Dozens of demonstrators reach the Hope Station House, gathered in support for preserving the 1916 building. (Photo/Christian Ward)
Construction workers throw a table down from the Hope Station House as they worked to clear the structure out early Friday morning. The work was halted the same day as Hope officials agreed to stop for one week while the Ombudsperson’s office investigated claims brought up by concerned citizens. (Photos/Adam Louis)

Demolition of Hope’s station house stalls pending B.C. Ombudsperson’s investigation

Coalition to save the Station House has planned a protest for March 20

Construction workers throw a table down from the Hope Station House as they worked to clear the structure out early Friday morning. The work was halted the same day as Hope officials agreed to stop for one week while the Ombudsperson’s office investigated claims brought up by concerned citizens. (Photos/Adam Louis)
An undated picture of the Hope Station House. There is currently a resident-driven coalition to ask for a stay of demolition while funding sources are sought to restore the Station House to its former glory. (Photo/Save The Hope Station House)

Hope Council unanimously moves to demolish historic landmark Station House

Heart-rending, reluctant unanimous vote passed late Monday evening

An undated picture of the Hope Station House. There is currently a resident-driven coalition to ask for a stay of demolition while funding sources are sought to restore the Station House to its former glory. (Photo/Save The Hope Station House)
Curator Kobi Christian with an exhibit on historic clothing that was on display at the Langley Centennial Museum last February. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley museum gets $75,000 grant for printmaking studio

The funding is to go towards improving facilities

Curator Kobi Christian with an exhibit on historic clothing that was on display at the Langley Centennial Museum last February. (Langley Advance Times files)
A Langley Times newspaper clipping of Brookswood Secondary students building toys for Langley Christmas Bureau families. Published Dec. 19, 1987. (Langley Advance Times files)

Beginnings of Langley Christmas Bureau unclear

A look back at a Langley holiday institution

A Langley Times newspaper clipping of Brookswood Secondary students building toys for Langley Christmas Bureau families. Published Dec. 19, 1987. (Langley Advance Times files)
Drawing boundaries in Langley – the electoral boundaries commission put forward this map in 1988, dividing Langley for the first time into two ridings. The actual boundaries approved later that year would be slightly different. (Electoral Boundaries Commission of British Columbia)

Langley riding has been divided up, fought over, and won by five different parties

From the Coalition to Social Credit to the CCF, Langley’s political history has been all over the map

Drawing boundaries in Langley – the electoral boundaries commission put forward this map in 1988, dividing Langley for the first time into two ridings. The actual boundaries approved later that year would be slightly different. (Electoral Boundaries Commission of British Columbia)
Langley in history: Let’s set up a teen centre (1978)

Langley in history: Let’s set up a teen centre (1978)

A look back through the files of the Langley Advance, which started publishing July 23, 1931.

  • Jul 28, 2018
Langley in history: Let’s set up a teen centre (1978)
Throwback Thursday: Jan. 25, 2018

Throwback Thursday: Jan. 25, 2018

Want to win a restaurant gift card? Help us caption a photo from Langley’s past.

  • Jan 25, 2018
Throwback Thursday: Jan. 25, 2018
Langley in history: Department store’s male employees grow B.C. Centennial beards in 1958

Langley in history: Department store’s male employees grow B.C. Centennial beards in 1958

A look back through the files of the Langley Advance which started publishing in 1931.

  • Jan 19, 2018
Langley in history: Department store’s male employees grow B.C. Centennial beards in 1958
Help us caption this historic photo. (Langley Centennial Museum)

Throwback Thursday: Jan. 18, 2018

Help us caption a photo from Langley’s past.

  • Jan 19, 2018
Help us caption this historic photo. (Langley Centennial Museum)