Heather Colpitts

Lilianne Fuller, publicity chair of the Satellite Rotary Club of Langley Central Sunrise, was among those who took part in the club’s flag program in 2020. It will again be held this summer. (Rotary/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Rotary Club ready to cover Langley in Canada flags

Unique program allows people to have flags put up and taken down for three summer long weekends

Lilianne Fuller, publicity chair of the Satellite Rotary Club of Langley Central Sunrise, was among those who took part in the club’s flag program in 2020. It will again be held this summer. (Rotary/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Seveya Jepsen is inviting people to stop by her Pet Food Drive on Saturday, March 6, 2021. (Jepsen family/Special to the Langley Advance Time)

Langley girl’s 10th birthday goes to the dogs, and cats, and rabbits

Seveya Jepsen is concerned that animals have enough food so she’s hosting a pet food drive.

Seveya Jepsen is inviting people to stop by her Pet Food Drive on Saturday, March 6, 2021. (Jepsen family/Special to the Langley Advance Time)
Teacher Tracy Dionne’s Grade 2 students at Willoughby Elementary wrote letters to adults about COVID-19. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley students offer adults COVID advice and encouragement

Willoughby Elementary Grade 2 students wrote letters to adults at the one-year mark of the pandemic

Teacher Tracy Dionne’s Grade 2 students at Willoughby Elementary wrote letters to adults about COVID-19. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Cheryl Roberts said she's having to consider putting down her cat, Burley, because she can't afford his dental surgery. (Cheryl Roberts photo)

UPDATE: COVID impact on Langley woman’s finances puts her kitty’s future in jeopardy

Public comes through with enough donations to fund cat’s dental surgery

Cheryl Roberts said she's having to consider putting down her cat, Burley, because she can't afford his dental surgery. (Cheryl Roberts photo)
The Langley chamber of commerce took part in a 1961 community parade. (Langley Advance Times files)

Organization always part of community

90th anniversary: History of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce traces back to 1931

The Langley chamber of commerce took part in a 1961 community parade. (Langley Advance Times files)
The third annual Mayor’s Charitable Gala will be a virtual fundraiser on Sept. 25. (Andy Scheffler graphic)

Langley Township firefighters and mayor go virtual for gala

Tickets are now on sale for the Taste of Cabaret gala on Sept. 25.

The third annual Mayor’s Charitable Gala will be a virtual fundraiser on Sept. 25. (Andy Scheffler graphic)
We asked readers how they plan to mark Valentine’s Day in the age of COVID. (Black Press Media files)

COVID crimps but does not cancel Valentine’s Day opportunities

Instead of a dozen roses, a local reader suggests giving a face mask made of fabric with roses on it

We asked readers how they plan to mark Valentine’s Day in the age of COVID. (Black Press Media files)
Early February of 2017 was a chance for local kids to bust out the snow toys. (Langley Advance Times files)

ON THIS DAY: Langley digs out from 2017 snowstorms

School was cancelled in anticipation of heavy snowfall and the community was blanketed

Early February of 2017 was a chance for local kids to bust out the snow toys. (Langley Advance Times files)
A photo of a police incident was posted with an online petition asking the provincial government and Township to do something about the criminal activity in Murrayville. (change.org)

Petition urges government help for Langley neighbourhood harmed by addicts and criminals

Several people have signed, saying Murrayville no longer feels safe due to some motel residents

A photo of a police incident was posted with an online petition asking the provincial government and Township to do something about the criminal activity in Murrayville. (change.org)
Big Brothers Big Sisters Langley will hold its second annual virtual fundraiser called Sip, Support, Survive in early March. (BBBS Langley)

Virtual Survivor-style game helps Langley children’s group weather pandemic

COVID-19 forced cancellation of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Langley traditional fundraisers

Big Brothers Big Sisters Langley will hold its second annual virtual fundraiser called Sip, Support, Survive in early March. (BBBS Langley)
Angie Quaale owns Well Seasoned, a gourmet food store and catering business. She’s has three requests in recent days to cater gatherings of at least 18 people. Gatherings violate Public Health Orders. (Jeff Vinnick Images}

Langley caterer sounds alarm after rejecting 3 requests for large events

Local business asked to provide price quote for baptism, Super Bowl party and third gathering

Angie Quaale owns Well Seasoned, a gourmet food store and catering business. She’s has three requests in recent days to cater gatherings of at least 18 people. Gatherings violate Public Health Orders. (Jeff Vinnick Images}
Nancy More has been a brewmaster for more than 30 years and has a scholarship award named after her. (Joshua Peter Grafstein/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

New award to help post-secondary students named for Langley brewmaster

Kwantlen Polytechnic University brewing student first recipient of Nancy More Award

Nancy More has been a brewmaster for more than 30 years and has a scholarship award named after her. (Joshua Peter Grafstein/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Langley Advance Times publisher Lisa Farquharson and Real Canadian Superstore Langley manager Jason Pietzarka presented Kristi Kocherkewych with her $200 prize in the third annual Win Everything You Didn’t Get for Christmas Contest. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

Walnut Grove woman spreads cheer as winner of Langley Advance Times and Superstore contest

The third annual Win Everything You Didn’t Get for Christmas Contest received thousands of entries

Langley Advance Times publisher Lisa Farquharson and Real Canadian Superstore Langley manager Jason Pietzarka presented Kristi Kocherkewych with her $200 prize in the third annual Win Everything You Didn’t Get for Christmas Contest. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
On Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, Aldergrove Community Secondary School tweeted out a notice to families that have started receiving text messages about a new information system. (ACSS Twitter feed)

Not spam – Langley School District surprises families with text messages

The district said more information about the new notification system will come soon

On Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, Aldergrove Community Secondary School tweeted out a notice to families that have started receiving text messages about a new information system. (ACSS Twitter feed)
Police were called to the scene of 198A Street and 81st Avenue on the evening of Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. (Curtis Kreklau/Special to Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Possible shots fired on Langley/Surrey border Thursday evening

Police had one vehicle towed and gathered evidence at the scene

Police were called to the scene of 198A Street and 81st Avenue on the evening of Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. (Curtis Kreklau/Special to Black Press Media)
Parker Goddard, swinging at the ball) is wanting to hear from anyone interested in playing Spikeball. (Parker Goddard/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley Spikeball is looking for players

Local resident inviting people to try out a new hybrid sport – volleyball meets trampoline

Parker Goddard, swinging at the ball) is wanting to hear from anyone interested in playing Spikeball. (Parker Goddard/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
People have noticed pine siskins dying in the area, part of a trend of larger numbers of the finch flocking to the area about every five years. The larger numbers result in crowding and increased spread of salmonella. (Wikipedia photo)

Langley birdwatchers seeing dead finch species in higher numbers

Pine siskins are in the area in larger numbers. They are prone to salmonella which is fatal for them

People have noticed pine siskins dying in the area, part of a trend of larger numbers of the finch flocking to the area about every five years. The larger numbers result in crowding and increased spread of salmonella. (Wikipedia photo)
A fuel leak at the Walnut Grove Community Centre resulted in fumes getting into Walnut Grove Secondary so the start of the school day was delayed as the building was ventilated on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

UPDATE: High school in North Langley shut down over fuel leak in nearby parking lot

Walnut Grove Secondary students were told instruction will be online for the remainder of the day

A fuel leak at the Walnut Grove Community Centre resulted in fumes getting into Walnut Grove Secondary so the start of the school day was delayed as the building was ventilated on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
The Langley Teachers’ Association surveys its members on how they are doing during the pandemic. Recent results show almost 40 per cent report being exhausted. (Langley Teachers’ Association/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Survey says: Langley teachers tired one year into COVID-19 battle

Recent survey results say most local public school teachers feeling the pressure

The Langley Teachers’ Association surveys its members on how they are doing during the pandemic. Recent results show almost 40 per cent report being exhausted. (Langley Teachers’ Association/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Alvin Brendan earned the Fort Langley Jazz Festival’s Rising Star Award for 2020. (Alvin Brendan/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Fort Langley festival looks for rising musical star for summer performance

Musicians within Metro Vancouver have until March 31 to apply for the Rising Star award

Alvin Brendan earned the Fort Langley Jazz Festival’s Rising Star Award for 2020. (Alvin Brendan/Special to the Langley Advance Times)