Dan Ferguson

Heavy snow Tuesday, Nov. 29, forced a one-day shutdown of the Christmas in Williams Park light display. It was set to reopen Wednesday. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Heavy snow Tuesday, Nov. 29, forced a one-day shutdown of the Christmas in Williams Park light display. It was set to reopen Wednesday. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
On Sunday, Nov. 20, in Aldergrove, Fraser Valley Adventist Academy (FVAA) student Soleina Hunter and classmates were collecting donations of non-perishable food at the Aldergrove Plaza. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Aldergrove students gather food for the needy

One of several acts of kindness initiatives encouraged by Fraser Valley Adventist Academy

On Sunday, Nov. 20, in Aldergrove, Fraser Valley Adventist Academy (FVAA) student Soleina Hunter and classmates were collecting donations of non-perishable food at the Aldergrove Plaza. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Walnut Grove resident Garett Hardie, with granddaughter Shaelynn, 2 1/2, were among 740 kids and adults attending a free afternoon with Santa at the Canadian Museum of Flight at Langley Regional Airport on Sunday,Nov. 28. . (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

740 turn out for Santa visit to Canadian Museum of Flight

It was free, but visitors still donated $700

Walnut Grove resident Garett Hardie, with granddaughter Shaelynn, 2 1/2, were among 740 kids and adults attending a free afternoon with Santa at the Canadian Museum of Flight at Langley Regional Airport on Sunday,Nov. 28. . (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Maddy, a one-year-old lab cross from Cloverdale, bought the whole family to Langley for a photo with Santa on Sunday, Nov. 27. Hosted by the OpenRoad Auto Group Mini dealership in Langley City, the event raised funds for the Langley Animal Protection Society. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Dogs pose for pictures with Santa at Langley fundraiser

Event supported Langley Animal Protection Society

Maddy, a one-year-old lab cross from Cloverdale, bought the whole family to Langley for a photo with Santa on Sunday, Nov. 27. Hosted by the OpenRoad Auto Group Mini dealership in Langley City, the event raised funds for the Langley Animal Protection Society. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Beniamin and Diana Cobaschi with their children Caleb and Alice, on Tuesday, Nov. 29, in front of a section of scorched seedlings at the family-owned Tannenbaum Tree Farm at 5398 252nd St. in Aldergrove that were damaged by extremely hot weather. “They didn’t make it,” Beniamin said. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

How Langley Christmas tree farms were affected by the ‘heat dome’

Full impact likely won’t be seen until next year

Beniamin and Diana Cobaschi with their children Caleb and Alice, on Tuesday, Nov. 29, in front of a section of scorched seedlings at the family-owned Tannenbaum Tree Farm at 5398 252nd St. in Aldergrove that were damaged by extremely hot weather. “They didn’t make it,” Beniamin said. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A volunteer loads donations into an ambulance at the Murrayville IGA in 2019, before the pandemic forced the Langley nonprofit to switch to drive-boy donations at a different location, a Walnut Grove warehouse. This year, there will be two weekend collection dates, one at the Walnut Grove site on Dec. 10-11, and a second at the Murrayville IGA on Dec. 17-18. (Langley Advance times file)

Kimz Angels doubles up on donation drives for the needy

Citing increased need, the Langley nonprofit outreach agency will hold two events in December

A volunteer loads donations into an ambulance at the Murrayville IGA in 2019, before the pandemic forced the Langley nonprofit to switch to drive-boy donations at a different location, a Walnut Grove warehouse. This year, there will be two weekend collection dates, one at the Walnut Grove site on Dec. 10-11, and a second at the Murrayville IGA on Dec. 17-18. (Langley Advance times file)
On Sunday, Nov. 20, Alexandra Falconer, garden programs coordinator at Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS), was pulling ivy off trees in Aldergrove’s Steele park. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Fight against invasive English Ivy to resume in Aldergrove

Volunteers will be back in Steele park, cutting and pulling

On Sunday, Nov. 20, Alexandra Falconer, garden programs coordinator at Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS), was pulling ivy off trees in Aldergrove’s Steele park. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Gerald and Ashley Samborski raise funds to honour the memory of Adeline Samborski, Ashley’s mom and Gerald’s wife, who died in 2013 following an eight-month battle with pancreatic cancer. (file)

Father-and-son campaign against cancer looks for fifth family to help

“Adeline Samborski $5k give away” honours memory of Langley wife and mother

Gerald and Ashley Samborski raise funds to honour the memory of Adeline Samborski, Ashley’s mom and Gerald’s wife, who died in 2013 following an eight-month battle with pancreatic cancer. (file)
Aldergrove’s community policing station, seen here on Sunday, Nov. 20, remains closed to the public, along with two other Langley Township stations. They were shut down due to the pandemic in March of 2020. Langley City’s CPO reopened in 2021. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Langley Township community police offices to reopen in the new year

Langley City reopened its CPO last year

Aldergrove’s community policing station, seen here on Sunday, Nov. 20, remains closed to the public, along with two other Langley Township stations. They were shut down due to the pandemic in March of 2020. Langley City’s CPO reopened in 2021. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
A steel drum band was part of the Douglas Day activities at historic Fort Langley on Saturday, Nov. 19, which focussed in part on the personal history of B.C. founder Sir James Douglas, born in Guyana. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Douglas Day looks at the human side of historical figure

Sir James Douglas had a ‘complicated legacy’

A steel drum band was part of the Douglas Day activities at historic Fort Langley on Saturday, Nov. 19, which focussed in part on the personal history of B.C. founder Sir James Douglas, born in Guyana. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
226 pioneers and spouses, along with 115 dignitaries and invited guests attended the Douglas Day 2022 pioneers banquet on Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Langley Events Centre. It was the first in-person version of the annual event since 2019. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
226 pioneers and spouses, along with 115 dignitaries and invited guests attended the Douglas Day 2022 pioneers banquet on Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Langley Events Centre. It was the first in-person version of the annual event since 2019. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Aldergrove’s Joel Waterman became the first player from Langley-based Trinity Western University to win a spot on the national team training camp. On Nov. 13, he was named to the Canadian team that will compete at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. (TWU file image)
Aldergrove’s Joel Waterman became the first player from Langley-based Trinity Western University to win a spot on the national team training camp. On Nov. 13, he was named to the Canadian team that will compete at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. (TWU file image)
When securely fastened lights couldn’t be pried loose from the Christmas in Williams Park display in Langley — a portion of it seen here in 2021 — they were vandalized beyond repair. Damage was estimated in the hundreds of dollars by Barb Sharp, president of the non-profit group that puts on the annual drive-through event. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Vandalism damages Langley Christmas in Williams Park light display

When an attempt to steal some lights apparently failed, power cords were cut into pieces

When securely fastened lights couldn’t be pried loose from the Christmas in Williams Park display in Langley — a portion of it seen here in 2021 — they were vandalized beyond repair. Damage was estimated in the hundreds of dollars by Barb Sharp, president of the non-profit group that puts on the annual drive-through event. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
16 rinks competed at the 2022 Ryder Cup at the Langley Curling Centre from Nov. 11 to Nov. 13. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
16 rinks competed at the 2022 Ryder Cup at the Langley Curling Centre from Nov. 11 to Nov. 13. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Hayley Clay, with 6-month-old Juniper, posed for pictures at the Christmas Tea hosted by The Thank You For Caring Society. The event drew 350 people to the Cascades Casino Ballroom Sunday afternoon, Nov. 20. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: 350 attend annual Christmas tea fundraiser in Langley

It was the first restriction-free version of the event since the pandemic

Hayley Clay, with 6-month-old Juniper, posed for pictures at the Christmas Tea hosted by The Thank You For Caring Society. The event drew 350 people to the Cascades Casino Ballroom Sunday afternoon, Nov. 20. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Aldergrove’s Ian and Doreen Newby and Doreen have been taking part in the annual London-to-Brighton commemorative run from South Delta to Langley for about 20 years. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Aldergrove’s Ian and Doreen Newby and Doreen have been taking part in the annual London-to-Brighton commemorative run from South Delta to Langley for about 20 years. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
A homeless person pushed a cart down a back alley in Langley City on Monday, Nov. 14. A new 10-point action plans aims to improve services for the homeless in Langley by improving coordination between the different agencies and levels of government, as well as closing gaps in services. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

A 10-point plan to tackle homelessness in Langley has support from all three levels of government

Haven’t seen this much ‘buy-in’ before, says chair of Langley Housing and Homelessness Action Table

A homeless person pushed a cart down a back alley in Langley City on Monday, Nov. 14. A new 10-point action plans aims to improve services for the homeless in Langley by improving coordination between the different agencies and levels of government, as well as closing gaps in services. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Tyler DeJong and Mandy Kirkpatrick were rowing for Honour House on Saturday morning, Nov. 12, as a 24-hour fundraising rowathon drew to a close in Langley. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: How a Langley row-a-thon for veterans got started

24-hour Remembrance Day event raises funds for Honour House

Tyler DeJong and Mandy Kirkpatrick were rowing for Honour House on Saturday morning, Nov. 12, as a 24-hour fundraising rowathon drew to a close in Langley. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
About 150 people marked National Grief and Bereavement Day in Langley’s Derek Doubleday Arboretum on Tuesday Nov. 15, some taking part in a candlelight walk through the park in memory of loved ones. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
About 150 people marked National Grief and Bereavement Day in Langley’s Derek Doubleday Arboretum on Tuesday Nov. 15, some taking part in a candlelight walk through the park in memory of loved ones. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Kodiaks Isaiah Fernandez and Trappers Anthony Bosnjak chased the puck Nov. 9 at Aldergrove Credit Union Community Arena, the two Langley teams’ second meeting of the season. (Kurt Langmann/Special to Black PressMedia)

Langley Trappers and Aldergrove Kodiaks rematch a much closer contest

Second meeting of crosstown rivals came down to the closing seconds of the game

Kodiaks Isaiah Fernandez and Trappers Anthony Bosnjak chased the puck Nov. 9 at Aldergrove Credit Union Community Arena, the two Langley teams’ second meeting of the season. (Kurt Langmann/Special to Black PressMedia)