Heather Colpitts

Walnut Grove Light Snow runs Nov. 27 to Dec. 26, 2021. Visit the display of more than 7,000 channels of light with motion set to music (89.9 FM). Collecting donations for the Langley Food Bank. It’s at 9211 211 B St. (WG Light Show)

INTERACTIVE MAP: Langley is lighting up for the holidays

Annual Langley Advance Times listing of holiday light displays and events

Walnut Grove Light Snow runs Nov. 27 to Dec. 26, 2021. Visit the display of more than 7,000 channels of light with motion set to music (89.9 FM). Collecting donations for the Langley Food Bank. It’s at 9211 211 B St. (WG Light Show)
The Infinite Expansion Foundation is working with Ishtar Women’s Resource Society on its annual Christmas campaign. (Foundation photo)

Langley foundation has ambitious Christmas plans

Infinite Expansion Foundation and its partners and supporters doing sixth annual toy and gift drive

The Infinite Expansion Foundation is working with Ishtar Women’s Resource Society on its annual Christmas campaign. (Foundation photo)
Police thanked the media and public for helping locate the three children. (Black Press Media files)

UPDATE: Three missing kids thought to be in Langley found safe

The two 12-year-olds and a 14-year-old have been located, Richmond RCMP announced

Police thanked the media and public for helping locate the three children. (Black Press Media files)
Boats were used to navigate through water-logged areas of North Langley as farmers retrieved plastic-wrapped hay bales. (Jessie VanderEyk/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Families band together to clean up floating hay bale hazard

Giant bagged bales of hay floated into the Salmon River during last week’s floods

Boats were used to navigate through water-logged areas of North Langley as farmers retrieved plastic-wrapped hay bales. (Jessie VanderEyk/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Two Langley organizations are hosting a coat drive. (Encompass Support Services Society website)

Langley coat drive shares warmth of the holiday season

Langley School District Foundation and Encompass Support Services Society host new coat campaign

Two Langley organizations are hosting a coat drive. (Encompass Support Services Society website)
Alice Johnson was made a Freewoman of the Township, a unique honour given to only a handful of other people. The surprise announcement was made at the Douglas Day Pioneer Banquet on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. (Langley Advance Times files)

VIDEO: Langleys honour local pioneers with virtual presentation

COVID has prevented the annual Douglas Day Banquet for the second year in a row

Alice Johnson was made a Freewoman of the Township, a unique honour given to only a handful of other people. The surprise announcement was made at the Douglas Day Pioneer Banquet on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. (Langley Advance Times files)
Credo Christian High School students, such as Ayden van den hoven and Russell deBoer, sorted and packed donations Friday. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

Langley’s Credo Christian High School round up goods for flood victims

Students wanted to offer help to people affected by the storms and devastation

Credo Christian High School students, such as Ayden van den hoven and Russell deBoer, sorted and packed donations Friday. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Thousands lined the streets to watch the annual Magic of Christmas parade in Langley City in December 2019, the last public parade in the City since COVID. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley City cancels Christmas parade

Organizing committee amends City’s holiday activities to factor in COVID-19 safety protocols

Thousands lined the streets to watch the annual Magic of Christmas parade in Langley City in December 2019, the last public parade in the City since COVID. (Langley Advance Times files)
Judy Hutmacher is a volunteer with the Langley Christmas Bureau and has taken on the role of bureau co-ordinator with Patty Lester for the 2021 holiday season. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley Christmas Bureau ‘elves’ bring holiday spirit to needy kids

The local charity is accepting financial donations and taking client registrations

Judy Hutmacher is a volunteer with the Langley Christmas Bureau and has taken on the role of bureau co-ordinator with Patty Lester for the 2021 holiday season. (Langley Advance Times files)
Case numbers for Nov. 7 to 13 were released by the BC Centre for Disease Control.

COVID outbreak over at seniors facility in Langley City

Fraser Health announced outbreak updates for Harrison Landing and a Mission site

Case numbers for Nov. 7 to 13 were released by the BC Centre for Disease Control.
Tucker, the starving bobcat rescued by Langley’s Critter Care, is one of the animals cared for by the wildlife rehabilitation centre. (Critter Care video)

Nominate Langley wildlife rehabber for Giving Tuesday contest prize

Critter Care Wildlife Society is hoping the public will nominate it in a $5,000 contest

Tucker, the starving bobcat rescued by Langley’s Critter Care, is one of the animals cared for by the wildlife rehabilitation centre. (Critter Care video)
The local co-op is matching donations. (Otter Co-op)

Langley donating to help flooded out Fraser Valley neighbours

Here’s some of the local campaigns started to help victims of the flooding and mudslides

The local co-op is matching donations. (Otter Co-op)
A car ended up submerged at the Fernridge mobile home park on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. The driver was helped to safety by Langley Township fire crews. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Driver rescued from submerged car in South Langley

Fire crews were dispatched to the area of 200th Street and 24th Avenue Tuesday morning

A car ended up submerged at the Fernridge mobile home park on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. The driver was helped to safety by Langley Township fire crews. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Bill and Arlene Pike were named Seniors of the Year for their contributions to the community back in May 2021. Recently they received a scam phone call and hope that sharing their story prevents others from falling for scams. (Langley Advance Times file)

Langley’s Seniors of the Year targetted by scammers

Someone claiming to be their son’s lawyer asked for money. They doubled checked

Bill and Arlene Pike were named Seniors of the Year for their contributions to the community back in May 2021. Recently they received a scam phone call and hope that sharing their story prevents others from falling for scams. (Langley Advance Times file)
Langley school board chair Rod Ross has announced that the trustees won’t imposed a vaccination mandate for staff. (Langley Advance Times)

Langley school trustees won’t make staff get COVID-19 vaccinations

School District 35 announced policy decision Friday after in-camera meeting Tuesday

Langley school board chair Rod Ross has announced that the trustees won’t imposed a vaccination mandate for staff. (Langley Advance Times)
In 2018, the public could gather for a Remembrance Day service in Langley City’s Douglas Park. (Langley Advance Times file)

Langley City asks public to attend Remembrance Day service virtually

For the second year in a row, the Douglas Park event will be live streamed

In 2018, the public could gather for a Remembrance Day service in Langley City’s Douglas Park. (Langley Advance Times file)
Hundreds attended the first formal Remembrance Day ceremony in many years at the Murrayville cenotaph back in 2017. (Langley Advance Times files)

Remembrance Day services planned for Murrayville Cemetery

Public can watch live online so veterans and seniors can attend in person safely

Hundreds attended the first formal Remembrance Day ceremony in many years at the Murrayville cenotaph back in 2017. (Langley Advance Times files)
A scout pre-recorded his portion of the 2020 Remembrance Day service at the Fort Langley venotaph. Because of COVID-19, organizers have moved the event online again this year. (Langley Advance Times files)

Fort Langley asks public to stay home and watch Remembrance Day event online

People can leaves wreaths and poppies at the cenotaph, just not on the morning of Nov. 11

A scout pre-recorded his portion of the 2020 Remembrance Day service at the Fort Langley venotaph. Because of COVID-19, organizers have moved the event online again this year. (Langley Advance Times files)
Back in early 2019, the Embrace A Discarded Animal Society held a dog adoption event in conjunction with PetSmart Charities in Langley. (Black Press Media files)

Langley adoption event an opportunity to put a little floof in your life

Animal welfare society will have cats and kittens available for adoption during special campaign

Back in early 2019, the Embrace A Discarded Animal Society held a dog adoption event in conjunction with PetSmart Charities in Langley. (Black Press Media files)
Walnut Grove Secondary was evacuated the morning of Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021, after a small fire in a washroom. (Apple Maps screen grab)

Washroom fire clears Langley high school

Students and staff forced out of the building for about 45 minutes by a fire in a towel dispenser

Walnut Grove Secondary was evacuated the morning of Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021, after a small fire in a washroom. (Apple Maps screen grab)