Heather Colpitts

The family of Michael Taylor is fundraising to help pay for medical expenses and bring his body home from Bali where he became gravely ill over Christmas 2020. (GoFundMe campaign)

Langley family’s crowdsourcing medical fundraiser turns into burial plea

Michael Taylor became ill Dec. 22 and died Christmas Day in Bali

The family of Michael Taylor is fundraising to help pay for medical expenses and bring his body home from Bali where he became gravely ill over Christmas 2020. (GoFundMe campaign)
Sources Langley Food Bank representatives Leslie Clarke and Jaye Murray received a donation from IPEX. Presenting the donation were Mike Waddell, production manager, and plant manager Robb J. McKenzie. (IPEX photo/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley piping business shows holiday spirit with food bank donation

IPEX, with a branch on Duncan Way, wanted to support communities where its employees live and work

Sources Langley Food Bank representatives Leslie Clarke and Jaye Murray received a donation from IPEX. Presenting the donation were Mike Waddell, production manager, and plant manager Robb J. McKenzie. (IPEX photo/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Allie, Grade 1, Lynn Fripps Elementary

LETTERS TO SANTA3: How are you and Mrs. Claus, Langley kids ask

Selection of letters from local kids and enjoy two more assortments posted over the holiday season.

Allie, Grade 1, Lynn Fripps Elementary
Roshaneh, Grade 1, Lynn Fripps Elementary

LETTERS TO SANTA2: Langley kids wishes and worries for the Jolly ‘Ol Elf

Watch for two more assortments of local kids letters posted online over the holiday season.

Roshaneh, Grade 1, Lynn Fripps Elementary
Colbran, 11, handled the camera work for the Dancing for Dessert studio Christmas Dance Challenge. (Dancing for Desserts pohto/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Colbran, 11, handled the camera work for the Dancing for Dessert studio Christmas Dance Challenge. (Dancing for Desserts pohto/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Gord Maxwell and Laurie Thain, who perform together as Maxwell and Thain, have released a Christmas song. (Dee Lippingwell/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Enjoy a Christmas song by Maple Ridge teacher, performed by her dad

Though the song was written a few years ago, its reflective tone captures 2020

Gord Maxwell and Laurie Thain, who perform together as Maxwell and Thain, have released a Christmas song. (Dee Lippingwell/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
MacKenzie, Grade 2, Glenwood Elementary

LETTERS TO SANTA1: Langley kids hope to make the Nice list

A selection of letters from local kids and watch for two more assortments over the holiday season

MacKenzie, Grade 2, Glenwood Elementary
Emma Miller assembled 25 gift packages for residents of Memorial Cottage at Langley Memorial Hospital and delivered them recently. (LMHF/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley student wraps up kindness in every gift bundle

A high school student took it upon herself to assemble gift bags for residents in a psychiatric unit

Emma Miller assembled 25 gift packages for residents of Memorial Cottage at Langley Memorial Hospital and delivered them recently. (LMHF/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Local people are signing onto an online campaign to have people stand out of doors at 6 p.m. local time on Christmas Eve and ring bells for two minutes. (Facebook post)

Langley, listen for the bells at 6 p.m.

Multiple international efforts afoot to have people go outside at 6 p.m. local time and ring bells

Local people are signing onto an online campaign to have people stand out of doors at 6 p.m. local time on Christmas Eve and ring bells for two minutes. (Facebook post)
Apollo Edmilao, in his uniform for the Royal Military College, spent Christmas as a young man, with family, including his sisters, Sarah and Teresa, at the family home in Langley. (Edmilao family/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Code Name: Big Red – Langley soldier helps Santa get around the globe safely

The annual NORAD Tracks Santa program features a soldier who grew up in Langley

Apollo Edmilao, in his uniform for the Royal Military College, spent Christmas as a young man, with family, including his sisters, Sarah and Teresa, at the family home in Langley. (Edmilao family/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
The Explore Science Club has a Christmas Bird Count for Kids and Youth happening Dec. 26 to 28. (Explore Science Club)

Kids can collect vital bird data during Langley bird count

A family-oriented bird count has adapted to include COVID precautions

The Explore Science Club has a Christmas Bird Count for Kids and Youth happening Dec. 26 to 28. (Explore Science Club)
Langley City around 208th Street was without power after heavy wet snows Monday, Dec. 2, 2020 (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

Traffic lights out as Langley City neighbourhood goes dark

Emergency crews were called out during Monday’s evening commute

Langley City around 208th Street was without power after heavy wet snows Monday, Dec. 2, 2020 (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
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LETTER: Langley homeless numbers growing and many close to being homeless

Local letter writer says he’s concerned about the changes he’s seen over the years

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Danielle Axton invited the public to write Christmas cards to Memory Living Neighbourhood residents at Chartwell Langley Gardens for 2020 and received a huge response. (Danielle Axton photo)

Letter campaign for Langley seniors overwhelmed with scribes

A manager at a seniors’ complex made a modest request for Christmas cards and letters

Danielle Axton invited the public to write Christmas cards to Memory Living Neighbourhood residents at Chartwell Langley Gardens for 2020 and received a huge response. (Danielle Axton photo)
The Donna Gabriel Robins Elementary school will open September 2021 at 7844 204B St. (Joanne Abshire/Langley School District)

Langley recognizes Kwantlen First Nation educator with school naming

A new school under construction will be named for respected teacher who was born and raised here

The Donna Gabriel Robins Elementary school will open September 2021 at 7844 204B St. (Joanne Abshire/Langley School District)
The Langley School District has announced a case of COVID-19 at Peter Ewart Middle School. (Langley Advance Times)

Langley’s latest school virus case at middle school

Notices were sent to families at Peter Ewart Middle School

The Langley School District has announced a case of COVID-19 at Peter Ewart Middle School. (Langley Advance Times)
Parent advisory councils are involved in many aspects of local education. The Langley School District removed the old playground in August 2019 and soon after, parents and other volunteers built the new playground. (Dorothy Peacock PAC photo)

Langley school parents groups win gaming grants

Provincial government announced grants to 1,300 B.C. PACs

Parent advisory councils are involved in many aspects of local education. The Langley School District removed the old playground in August 2019 and soon after, parents and other volunteers built the new playground. (Dorothy Peacock PAC photo)
Fraser Health has included Brookswood Secondary School to its list of COVID-19 school exposures. The health authority is reporting an individual with COVID-19 was at the school on Dec. 11, 2020. (Google Maps)

Five Langley schools notified of COVID-19 cases

Notification letters have been sent to families at the affected schools

Fraser Health has included Brookswood Secondary School to its list of COVID-19 school exposures. The health authority is reporting an individual with COVID-19 was at the school on Dec. 11, 2020. (Google Maps)
Margaret Cadwaladr lives in Langley and wrote a book about the two periods in her life when she worked at the Vancouver Woodward's Food Floor. (Margaret Cadwaladr)

Langley author on ‘the’ Santa to see, exotic global grub and $1.49 Day

Margaret Cadwaladr writes on her time working on the Woodward’s Food Floor

Margaret Cadwaladr lives in Langley and wrote a book about the two periods in her life when she worked at the Vancouver Woodward's Food Floor. (Margaret Cadwaladr)
The Langley Senior Resources Centre has a message for the businesses and their staff on behalf of the members. (Pre-COVID image)(Metro Creative Connections/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley seniors centre said older residents appreciate businesses and staff

With so much of society shuttered, businesses often only point of contact for seniors during the day

The Langley Senior Resources Centre has a message for the businesses and their staff on behalf of the members. (Pre-COVID image)(Metro Creative Connections/Special to Langley Advance Times)