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Critter Care provides opportunities for interns to learn about wildlife rehabilitation, such as feeding young otters. (Critter Care website)

Langley wildlife shelter holds 50/50 Mega Draw

Critter Care is raising money for its work rescuing injured animals

 

The Township of Langley Civic Facility. (Langley Advance Times files)

Township boosts fees developers pay for community projects

CACs go towards everything from sports facilities to an affordable housing fund

 

The City of Abbotsford is planning to develop Engineer Park, located on the north side of Fraser Highway, west of Lefeuvre Road near the Aldergrove border. (Google Street View)

New neighbourhood park planned for west Abbotsford

Engineer Park to be developed on 3.5 hectares on Fraser Highway

The City of Abbotsford is planning to develop Engineer Park, located on the north side of Fraser Highway, west of Lefeuvre Road near the Aldergrove border. (Google Street View)
A truck plowing snow in Aldergrove on Tuesday, Dec. 20. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Langley’s Campbell Valley Regional Park re-opens after heavy snow

Metro Vancouver announced its crews have been clearing parking lots

A truck plowing snow in Aldergrove on Tuesday, Dec. 20. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
The new Jericho Reservoir on 73A Avenue in Willoughby. A park planned for the site will be cancelled for now, Langley Township council decided on Dec. 5, 2022. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Township council juggles cutting some projects, adding other

About $40 million worth of major projects are being cancelled or put on pause

The new Jericho Reservoir on 73A Avenue in Willoughby. A park planned for the site will be cancelled for now, Langley Township council decided on Dec. 5, 2022. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
The Township of Langley Civic Facility. (Langley Advance Times files)

Previous plans cancelled by new Langley Township council

New council drops plans for housing task force, park plan reforms

The Township of Langley Civic Facility. (Langley Advance Times files)
Condos under construction in Langley. Backyards not included. (Langley Advance Times files)

PAINFUL TRUTH: The death of the backyard is coming soon

We need to rethink public space, since private greenspace is getting rare

Condos under construction in Langley. Backyards not included. (Langley Advance Times files)
Denise Decloux was captivated by the fall colours as they take over Sendall Gardens, a park on 50th Avenue in Langley City. “It’s most definitely a hidden gem – so peaceful and beautiful,” she shared. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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Denise Decloux was captivated by the fall colours as they take over Sendall Gardens, a park on 50th Avenue in Langley City. “It’s most definitely a hidden gem – so peaceful and beautiful,” she shared. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A week after being sworn in, Mayor Eric Woodward and his council began working on a number of major infrastructure projects. (Langley Advance Times files)

‘Fact-finding’ begins on new pool, soccer campus, ice rink for Willoughby area

Township council directed staff to start investigating sites for all three major facilities

A week after being sworn in, Mayor Eric Woodward and his council began working on a number of major infrastructure projects. (Langley Advance Times files)
Colourful shade sails installed at the playground at Aldergrove Credit Union Community Centre provide refuge from the sun and help cool the playground area. (Township of Langley/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Grant aids plans to make Langley Township parks cooler in summer

Project is part of climate change policies in Township

  • Oct 8, 2022
Colourful shade sails installed at the playground at Aldergrove Credit Union Community Centre provide refuge from the sun and help cool the playground area. (Township of Langley/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Terry Dance-Bennink speaks to seniors during a rally in support of a senior-friendly park at the former S.J. Willis Junior High School field in Victoria, B.C., on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022. The protesters say they are being shut out of open green space near their homes, while the city recently opened a new skateboard park for youth in the area. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

VIDEO: B.C. seniors stage protest at vacant school field, seeking fair share of park space

100 Victoria area seniors, many using walkers and scooters, point to emphasis on rec space for youth

Terry Dance-Bennink speaks to seniors during a rally in support of a senior-friendly park at the former S.J. Willis Junior High School field in Victoria, B.C., on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022. The protesters say they are being shut out of open green space near their homes, while the city recently opened a new skateboard park for youth in the area. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Fast-growing parts of the community lack playground space, a letter writer argues. (Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: Langley neighbourhood left behind in playground planning

Yorkson area needs more amenities for kids, local resident says

  • Sep 25, 2022
Fast-growing parts of the community lack playground space, a letter writer argues. (Langley Advance Times files)
Trees line a Cook Street sidewalk down by the Victoria waterfront. A new study looks into the equitable distribution of greenspace in Canadian cities. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Greenspace less accessible to millenials and the poor across Canadian cities

UBC study looks into equitable greenspace distribution across country’s urban spaces

Trees line a Cook Street sidewalk down by the Victoria waterfront. A new study looks into the equitable distribution of greenspace in Canadian cities. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Lululemon founder Chip Wilson and his wife Summer Wilson laugh while speaking after announcing a $100 million donation to preserve and protect B.C.’s natural spaces through their Wilson 5 Foundation, in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Lululemon founder Chip Wilson gifts $100M to help preserve B.C.’s nature

Lululemon Athletica Inc. founder and billionaire Chip Wilson is donating $100 million…

Lululemon founder Chip Wilson and his wife Summer Wilson laugh while speaking after announcing a $100 million donation to preserve and protect B.C.’s natural spaces through their Wilson 5 Foundation, in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Country Celebration in Campbell Valley Park entertained guests in past years with agriculture artifacts from the past. The celebration returns Sept. 10 dubbed Once Upon A Field. (Langley Advance Times files)

Country Celebration returns with new name to Campbell Valley Regional Park

Langley’s iconic celebration is back after two years of COVID cancellations

Country Celebration in Campbell Valley Park entertained guests in past years with agriculture artifacts from the past. The celebration returns Sept. 10 dubbed Once Upon A Field. (Langley Advance Times files)
A trench-digging machine prepares City Park for underground drains, part of a $2.3 million overhaul that got underway in August. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
A trench-digging machine prepares City Park for underground drains, part of a $2.3 million overhaul that got underway in August. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
A new bridge has been built across Yorkson Creek in Walnut Grove. (Township of Langley/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

New metal pedestrian bridge links Walnut Grove neighbourhoods

Township has completed a series of trail upgrades

A new bridge has been built across Yorkson Creek in Walnut Grove. (Township of Langley/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Julie Bergen says McLean Pond, in Campbell Valley Regional Park, is her favourite place to relax and “find peace.” (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Aug 16, 2022
Julie Bergen says McLean Pond, in Campbell Valley Regional Park, is her favourite place to relax and “find peace.” (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A Yellowstone National Park ranger is seen standing near a road wiped out by flooding along the Gardner River the week before, near Gardiner, Mont., June 19, 2022. Park officials said they hope to open most of the park within two weeks after it was shuttered in the wake of the floods. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)

Crowds flock to Yellowstone as park reopens after floods

Wildlife-rich northern half of the park will remain shuttered until at least early July

A Yellowstone National Park ranger is seen standing near a road wiped out by flooding along the Gardner River the week before, near Gardiner, Mont., June 19, 2022. Park officials said they hope to open most of the park within two weeks after it was shuttered in the wake of the floods. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)
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