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A 2018 decision to fly a rainbow flag ended up costing the City of Langley $62,000 in legal fees (Langley Advance Times file)

Human rights win in flag fight cost Langley City $62,000

Report describes process as “lengthy and involved”

 

President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden participate in the first presidential debate Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland. (Olivier Douliery/Pool vi AP)

U.S. Presidential Debate Takeaways: An acrid tone from the opening minute

Here are key takeaways from the first of three scheduled presidential debates before Election Day on Nov. 3

 

FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2018, file photo, a protesters holds a Q sign waits in line with others to enter a campaign rally with President Donald Trump in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Facebook says on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, it will restrict QAnon and stop recommending that users join groups supporting it, but the company is stopping short of banning the right-wing conspiracy movement outright. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Painful Truth: Damaged reality a real danger

Whether it’s QAnon or tax-avoidance schemes, too many people believe firmly in total nonsense

 

Conservative Party of Canada leadership candidate Erin O’Toole speaks in Toronto on Thursday, June 18, 2020. O’Toole was chosen as the party’s leader on Monday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin
Conservative Party of Canada leadership candidate Erin O’Toole speaks in Toronto on Thursday, June 18, 2020. O’Toole was chosen as the party’s leader on Monday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin
FILE - In this Nov. 3, 1999 file photo, Robert Trump, left, joins then real estate developer and presidential hopeful Donald Trump at an event in New York. (AP Photo/Diane Bonadreff, File)

Robert Trump, U.S. president’s younger brother, dead at 71

‘He was not just my brother, he was my best friend’

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 1999 file photo, Robert Trump, left, joins then real estate developer and presidential hopeful Donald Trump at an event in New York. (AP Photo/Diane Bonadreff, File)
Because support straps were left on too long, several newly planted trees had to be removed from McBurney Plaza in Langley City. New trees were planted in early June, 2020. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Unclear contract language cited in McBurney Plaza tree replacements by City engineer

Unable to determine who was responsible for leaving support straps on too long: Gill

Because support straps were left on too long, several newly planted trees had to be removed from McBurney Plaza in Langley City. New trees were planted in early June, 2020. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Because support straps were left on too long, several newly planted trees had to be removed from McBurney Plaza in Langley City. New trees were planted in early June, 2020. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Because support straps were left on too long, several newly planted trees had to be removed from McBurney Plaza in Langley City. New trees were planted in early June, 2020. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Langley City Mayor Val van den Broek is seeking a second term on the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) board of directors (Langley Advance Times file)

Langley City mayor seeks re-election to Federation of Canadian Municipalities board

A way of promoting the “South of the Fraser” agenda, van den Broek says

Langley City Mayor Val van den Broek is seeking a second term on the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) board of directors (Langley Advance Times file)
Frankly Speaking: Coleman made major impact on Langley as MLA

Frankly Speaking: Coleman made major impact on Langley as MLA

Frank Bucholtz looks back at Coleman’s accomplishments in office

  • Mar 11, 2020
Frankly Speaking: Coleman made major impact on Langley as MLA
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., gestures during a campaign rally Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Virginia Beach, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Expat Americans in Canada gear up to weigh in on Democratic primary race

Canada is home to the biggest proportion of Americans living abroad

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., gestures during a campaign rally Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Virginia Beach, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
The first Langley City Mayors gala raised $56,000 for women’s health programs at Langley Memorial Hospital. Sheila Reimer from the Langley Hospital foundation (left) and City Mayor Val van den Broek (right) posed with the cheque and several of the people who worked on the event at a Sunday, Feb. 25 volunteer appreciation lunch. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
The first Langley City Mayors gala raised $56,000 for women’s health programs at Langley Memorial Hospital. Sheila Reimer from the Langley Hospital foundation (left) and City Mayor Val van den Broek (right) posed with the cheque and several of the people who worked on the event at a Sunday, Feb. 25 volunteer appreciation lunch. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Langley City Mayor Val van den Broek (left) and Coun. Teri James were at odds over the mayor’s recent gala fundraiser. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley City mayor and council clash over gala

Staff to investigate if winter wonderland-themed event breached City policy

Langley City Mayor Val van den Broek (left) and Coun. Teri James were at odds over the mayor’s recent gala fundraiser. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Former cabinet minister Peter MacKay announces Tory leadership bid

Former cabinet minister Peter MacKay announces Tory leadership bid

In a 23-minute long speech, MacKay touted his experience as a former defence minister

Former cabinet minister Peter MacKay announces Tory leadership bid
Leadership race or no, Tories will hold Liberal government to account: Scheer
Leadership race or no, Tories will hold Liberal government to account: Scheer
Justin Trudeau. (The Canadian Press photo)

Facing minority Parliament, Trudeau tells MPs to respect opposition

The government faces opposition pushback to its agenda right out of the gate

Justin Trudeau. (The Canadian Press photo)
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh stands in front of his caucus as he speaks to reporters after the weekly caucus meeting in Ottawa on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. New Democrat MPs will gather in Ottawa today for a two-day planning session to prepare the re-opening of the House of Commons next week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh stands in front of his caucus as he speaks to reporters after the weekly caucus meeting in Ottawa on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. New Democrat MPs will gather in Ottawa today for a two-day planning session to prepare the re-opening of the House of Commons next week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
George Otty was the first of more than 40 people to speak on the proposed demolition of almost a dozen buildings in Fort Langley. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance)

Fort Langley residents launch passionate debate over demolishing buildings

More than 40 people spoke at a meeting Monday evening

George Otty was the first of more than 40 people to speak on the proposed demolition of almost a dozen buildings in Fort Langley. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance)
Stacey Wakelin was acclaimed as the NDP candidate for Langley-Aldergrove at a weekend nomination meeting. (Tom Ewaskiuk photo)

NDP chooses candidate for Langley-Aldergrove

Almost all the major federal parties have now nominated candidates in the riding

Stacey Wakelin was acclaimed as the NDP candidate for Langley-Aldergrove at a weekend nomination meeting. (Tom Ewaskiuk photo)
Langley Township residents invited to speak at meeting on tree protection bylaw

Langley Township residents invited to speak at meeting on tree protection bylaw

The Township council is holding the special meeting for public comment

  • Jun 3, 2019
Langley Township residents invited to speak at meeting on tree protection bylaw
A tree protection bylaw is up for consideration at Langley Township council tonight (Langley Advance Times files)

UPDATED: Tree protection bylaw passes first hurdle in Township

Council is set to consider the bylaw Monday night

A tree protection bylaw is up for consideration at Langley Township council tonight (Langley Advance Times files)