Heather Colpitts

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)
Brookswood seniors received holiday gifts during a special parade on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020 (Bria Communities/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley seniors groups team up to host Christmas parade of gifts

A seniors food program and seniors complex firm deliver goodies to many

Brookswood seniors received holiday gifts during a special parade on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020 (Bria Communities/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
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200 poinsettias delivered to Langley seniors complex

Local woman and others deliver potted flowers to bring colour to seniors rooms

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Danielle Axton won the 2020 Memory Living Manager of the Year award, one of six national awards presented by Chartwell Retirement Residences. (Chartwell photo/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley seniors residence manager’s dedication earns national award

Danielle Axton has worked at the same seniors complex for more than a decade

Danielle Axton won the 2020 Memory Living Manager of the Year award, one of six national awards presented by Chartwell Retirement Residences. (Chartwell photo/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
William Ness: Gideon in his festive sweater

Langley shows off furry members of the family in holiday photos

Thanks to everyone for sharing pix of pets. Here’s a small selection of what we received

William Ness: Gideon in his festive sweater
Raider is one of the cats available for adoption at the CARES cat shelter. (CARES website)

Langley cat group fundraiser offers coffee, china and champagne

CARES cat shelter is holding a holiday auction with a goal to raise $2,000

Raider is one of the cats available for adoption at the CARES cat shelter. (CARES website)
A Langley Memorial Hospital technician started using the Light Strike ultraviolet germicial robot on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. (Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

New germ fighting robot started work Monday at Langley’s hospital

Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation fundraised to get one for the local hospital

A Langley Memorial Hospital technician started using the Light Strike ultraviolet germicial robot on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. (Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
The BC Agricultural Research & Development Corp. can help farmers and ranchers look after waterways on their properties. (ARDCorp./Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley farmers get help to keep creeks healthy

A provincial agency works with farmers and ranchers, recently helping some on Bertrand Creek

The BC Agricultural Research & Development Corp. can help farmers and ranchers look after waterways on their properties. (ARDCorp./Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Santa’s helpers, in the form of Langley City workers such as Christine Keserich, decorated several areas of the downtown core in recent weeks. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

Fun signs meant to deter Christmas light vandals in Langley City

Municipality hopes Grinches forego targetting holiday displays during a tough year

Santa’s helpers, in the form of Langley City workers such as Christine Keserich, decorated several areas of the downtown core in recent weeks. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Santa is busy at Willowbrook Shopping Centre with five-minute Zoom meetings with children. All the slots are booked up through the holidays. (Willowbrook Shopping Centre/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley mall snowed under with requests for virtual visits with Santa

Willowbrook Shopping Centre is using technology so the kids can talk to the Jolly Ol’ Elf

Santa is busy at Willowbrook Shopping Centre with five-minute Zoom meetings with children. All the slots are booked up through the holidays. (Willowbrook Shopping Centre/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Douglas Park Community Elementary administrative assistant Kim Langford has been instrumental in the school’s food programs and event takes extra food out into the community, feeding local street people. To prevent waste, she also forged links with local farms which take excess food not suitable for people for their farm animals. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

Langley City administrative assistant finds food builds bonds with students and families

Kim Langford used to work in banking and accounting. She finds a better rate of return in education

Douglas Park Community Elementary administrative assistant Kim Langford has been instrumental in the school’s food programs and event takes extra food out into the community, feeding local street people. To prevent waste, she also forged links with local farms which take excess food not suitable for people for their farm animals. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Readers enjoy the letters to Santa from local children. Here’s one from a previous Christmas. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley’s community newspaper wants local kids letters to Santa

Children’s letters to the St. Nick could be featured in our annual special Christmas section

Readers enjoy the letters to Santa from local children. Here’s one from a previous Christmas. (Langley Advance Times files)
Kanata Soranaka became a Belmont bulldog this school year, and has used technology and innovation to continue to bring music to students despite the COVID-19 pandemic. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

Langley teacher finds new ways to keep the music playing during COVID

Kanata Soranaka and her music cart a common sight around Belmont Elementary

Kanata Soranaka became a Belmont bulldog this school year, and has used technology and innovation to continue to bring music to students despite the COVID-19 pandemic. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Brian Lott, of the Rotary Club of Langley Central, emceed the prize draw on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

Langley woman wins $73,615 in first ever Langley Rotary Mega Draw

After months of ticket sales, the draw was livestreamed from the Rotary Interpretive Centre Thursday

Brian Lott, of the Rotary Club of Langley Central, emceed the prize draw on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Langley RCMP attended a three-car collision on Saturday, Nov. 28 on 200th Street at 72nd Avenue. They have launched an impaired driving investigation. (Black Press Media files)

Langley driver goes into wrong lane, ends up hitting Jetta, Hummer and median

Saturday’s crash was on the first weekend of the CounterAttack campaign to catch impaired drivers

Langley RCMP attended a three-car collision on Saturday, Nov. 28 on 200th Street at 72nd Avenue. They have launched an impaired driving investigation. (Black Press Media files)
Langley City’s Twin Rinks is one of the Lower Mainland sites where Adult Safe Hockey League adult hockey has resumed for the modified fall season. (Canlan Ice Sports Corp. Facebook)

Beer league hockey starts fall season at rinks in Langley, Burnaby and the North Shore

New rules are meant to minimize unintentional contact, including new ways to do face offs

Langley City’s Twin Rinks is one of the Lower Mainland sites where Adult Safe Hockey League adult hockey has resumed for the modified fall season. (Canlan Ice Sports Corp. Facebook)