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Langley Township council passed a tree protection bylaw in 2019, but various letter writers have questionned whether it does enough. (Black Press Media file)

LETTER: Why can’t trees be protected? Langley woman wonders

Society protects buildings and human-made structures so why not trees?

  • Jun 6, 2021

 

University of Maryland entomologist Paula Shrewsbury, reaches for a cookie topped with a cicada nymph, Monday, May 17, 2021, in Columbia, Md. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Freaked by cicada swarms? You could just stick a fork in ‘em

Full of protein, gluten-free, low-fat and low-carb, cicadas are eaten by humans in many countries.

 

A fledgling white raven was spotted near the end of Winchester Road in Coombs. (Mike Yip photo)

Legend continues as iconic white raven spotted once again on Vancouver Island

Sightings rare everywhere in world except for central Vancouver Island location

 

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LETTER: Public can voice opinions on Langley Township tree efforts

Local letter writer encouraged people to provide feedback to municipality

  • May 2, 2021
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Joe Sommer of Chilliwack reaches toward a killdeer on its nest on his property, in March 2021. The red marking is to alert the neighbouring farm to avoid the area. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack man has close encounter with killdeer after marking nest

Killdeer nest near farm fields and other high danger areas, but man is intent on saving birds

Joe Sommer of Chilliwack reaches toward a killdeer on its nest on his property, in March 2021. The red marking is to alert the neighbouring farm to avoid the area. (Submitted photo)
Felled trees were seen being removed from a South Langley street earlier this month. (John Elliott/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: South Langley letter writer wants Township to do better at tree protection

Township politicies and strategies say trees are valued but it lets sites be logged, writer said

  • Mar 20, 2021
Felled trees were seen being removed from a South Langley street earlier this month. (John Elliott/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
This stern looking eagle was in a tree above Fort Langley recently when captured by the camera of Lou Fasullo. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

SHARE: Eye-catching birds flock to Fort Langley

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  • Feb 20, 2021
This stern looking eagle was in a tree above Fort Langley recently when captured by the camera of Lou Fasullo. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Langley Township has a tree protection bylaw but some recent letter writers want more done to save trees when land is developed. (Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: Leave Langley trees alone

Walnut Grove resident says community losing too many trees to development

  • Feb 9, 2021
Langley Township has a tree protection bylaw but some recent letter writers want more done to save trees when land is developed. (Langley Advance Times files)
Dave Melnychuk stands on the edge of Bertrand creek, talking to a group about the need for its care several years ago. (Special to The Star)

Bertrand Creek fish need help from Aldergrove residents

Local farmers say Environmental Farm Plan can help keep waterways like Bertrand Creek clean

Dave Melnychuk stands on the edge of Bertrand creek, talking to a group about the need for its care several years ago. (Special to The Star)
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LETTER: Langley resident saddened watching trees chopped

Langley Township should be protecting trees, local letter writer says

  • Jan 30, 2021
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The first tree – a Sitka spruce – in the second phase of Fort Langley’s Memory Grove was planted on the morning of Thursday, Jan. 21. (Kurt Alberts/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Second phase of Memory Grove planted at Fort Langley

The first trees started going into the ground on Thursday, Jan. 21

The first tree – a Sitka spruce – in the second phase of Fort Langley’s Memory Grove was planted on the morning of Thursday, Jan. 21. (Kurt Alberts/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
(Courtesy Photo | Frank Zmuda)

VIDEO: Beaver waddles through downtown Vancouver

‘Makin’ my way downtown…’

(Courtesy Photo | Frank Zmuda)
The Explore Science Club has a Christmas Bird Count for Kids and Youth happening Dec. 26 to 28. (Explore Science Club)

Kids can collect vital bird data during Langley bird count

A family-oriented bird count has adapted to include COVID precautions

The Explore Science Club has a Christmas Bird Count for Kids and Youth happening Dec. 26 to 28. (Explore Science Club)
Two giant grizzly bears engaged in a territorial fight. (Wayne Duke photo)

Trouble’s a bruin: B.C. photographer’s images of grappling grizzlies garner international acclaim

Amazing photos taken on trip to Tahumming River in Toba Inlet picked up by Daily Mail in Britain

Two giant grizzly bears engaged in a territorial fight. (Wayne Duke photo)
Fraser the Sandhill Crane getting some care for his broken leg. (Special to The News)

Sandhill crane hit by golf ball released back into the wild in Pitt Meadows

The ‘threatened’ bird was captured and operated on after his leg was fractured by an errant ball

Fraser the Sandhill Crane getting some care for his broken leg. (Special to The News)
Alketa Wollf said her family, including her eight-year-old brother, Micah, have enjoyed the cherry trees in City Park. The trees were recently chopped down. (Wollf photo/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Langley park’s cherry trees will be missed

Local family was shocked when beautiful trees in City Park were chopped down

  • Nov 13, 2020
Alketa Wollf said her family, including her eight-year-old brother, Micah, have enjoyed the cherry trees in City Park. The trees were recently chopped down. (Wollf photo/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Stephen Nicol, Langley Secondary science teacher, Amanda Smith, LEPS Agriculture Program coordinator, and Gary Jones, a Langley Sustainable Agriculture Foundation director and KPU faculty member have been involved in the new Learning Farm. (Nichole Marples/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley students already growing their knowledge at special learning garden

Langley Learning Farm project will teach high school students about agriculture and food security

Stephen Nicol, Langley Secondary science teacher, Amanda Smith, LEPS Agriculture Program coordinator, and Gary Jones, a Langley Sustainable Agriculture Foundation director and KPU faculty member have been involved in the new Learning Farm. (Nichole Marples/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
THROUGH YOUR LENS: Langley’s Wout Brouwer discovered mushrooms galore growing on a tree on the Houston Trail in Fort Langley. Send us your photo showing how you view Langley, email to: editor@langleyadvancetimes.com. (Special to Advance Times)

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  • Nov 8, 2020
THROUGH YOUR LENS: Langley’s Wout Brouwer discovered mushrooms galore growing on a tree on the Houston Trail in Fort Langley. Send us your photo showing how you view Langley, email to: editor@langleyadvancetimes.com. (Special to Advance Times)
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LETTER: Fort Langley man calls on province to prioritize parks

Online reservation system was insufficient for dealing with reservation demand

  • Nov 7, 2020
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The Washington State Department of Agriculture on Oct. 22, 2020 located the first Asian giant hornet nest in the U.S. on a property in Blaine. Entomologists were able to attach radio trackers to three hornets, the second of which lead them to the discovery of the nest, which was eradicated on Oct. 24. (Karla Salp/Washington State Department of Agriculture)

Asian giant ‘murder hornet’ discovered in Abbotsford

Large honeybee predator found in 7000 block of Bradner Road on Nov. 2

The Washington State Department of Agriculture on Oct. 22, 2020 located the first Asian giant hornet nest in the U.S. on a property in Blaine. Entomologists were able to attach radio trackers to three hornets, the second of which lead them to the discovery of the nest, which was eradicated on Oct. 24. (Karla Salp/Washington State Department of Agriculture)