Heather Colpitts

(Langley Advance Times files)
(Langley Advance Times files)

Langley community calendar for week of April 14, 2022

A roundup of what’s happening around the community

(Langley Advance Times files)
(Langley Advance Times files)
Langley RCMP and the Township have devoted a significant amount of resources to dealing with illegal activity as a specific Willoughby home, according to police. (Black Press Media files)

Langley RCMP and Township finally pry loose illegal tenants at problem property

Virtually every specialized team in Langley RCMP and some integrated units have been to this home

Langley RCMP and the Township have devoted a significant amount of resources to dealing with illegal activity as a specific Willoughby home, according to police. (Black Press Media files)
Steve Elliot performs as Elvis Elite at a special gospel concernt April 20, 2022 for seniors. (Contributed photo)

Langley seniors invited to Elvis-tribute concert with a gospel theme

Seating is limited so tickets must be reserved in advance

Steve Elliot performs as Elvis Elite at a special gospel concernt April 20, 2022 for seniors. (Contributed photo)
Rita Speers cut the ribbon on the Agnes Cottage. Also attending the ceremony was her sons and daughters in-law, Michelle and Aaron Speers, and Russ Speers and Barb Speers. (VTEA/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley horse therapy group lauds dedicated volunteer on her 102nd birthday

Valley Therapeutic Riding Association names counselling cottage and scholarship fund for senior

Rita Speers cut the ribbon on the Agnes Cottage. Also attending the ceremony was her sons and daughters in-law, Michelle and Aaron Speers, and Russ Speers and Barb Speers. (VTEA/Special to Langley Advance Times)
(Langley Advance Times files)

Langley community calendar for week of April 14, 2022

A roundup of what’s happening around the community

(Langley Advance Times files)
Back after a two-year hiatus, Clean Up Langley Day returns to the Township on Saturday, April 23. (Township/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley Township residents can ‘spring clean’ their neighbourhoods

After two years of COVID restrictions, the Township is able to host the community clean up

Back after a two-year hiatus, Clean Up Langley Day returns to the Township on Saturday, April 23. (Township/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
The area where a plane crashed into Alouette Lake Thursday afternoon. (Neil Corbett/The News)
The area where a plane crashed into Alouette Lake Thursday afternoon. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Sarah Aragones is a volunteer with the Fibromyalgia Well Spring Foundation and brought her two-year-old Lyla to the foundations estate sale Saturday, April 9. It continues Sunday, April 10 but the two sales for later in the month were cancelled. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

Langley health group hopes estate sales help it buy a home

Estate items up for grabs April 9 and 10. Second weekend sale later this month has been cancelled

Sarah Aragones is a volunteer with the Fibromyalgia Well Spring Foundation and brought her two-year-old Lyla to the foundations estate sale Saturday, April 9. It continues Sunday, April 10 but the two sales for later in the month were cancelled. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Rob Myles brought out his hotrod for jaunts around Aldergrove on a warm spring evening Friday, April 1, with family, including his daughter, Natalia. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

Sunny day perfect time for spin around Aldergrove in a custom hotrod

Warmer weather has car buffs bringing out their distinctive drives

Rob Myles brought out his hotrod for jaunts around Aldergrove on a warm spring evening Friday, April 1, with family, including his daughter, Natalia. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Past president Doug Hadley (left) and sergeant at arms Bryon Basaraba (right) had a brief demonstration of patient lift slings from Langley Lodge rehabilitation assistant Susan Nichol. The Aldergrove branch of the Royal Canadian Legion donated slings and specialty mattresses. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

Aldergrove legion sling donation supports Langley Lodge residents, literally

Poppy Fun proceeds allow for the purchase of lift slings and pressure-reducing mattresses

Past president Doug Hadley (left) and sergeant at arms Bryon Basaraba (right) had a brief demonstration of patient lift slings from Langley Lodge rehabilitation assistant Susan Nichol. The Aldergrove branch of the Royal Canadian Legion donated slings and specialty mattresses. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Police are at a vacant lot in the area of 208th Street and 74B Avenue. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Body found in wooded Langley area that of 29-year-old man

IHIT leading investigation with local RCMP and other agencies

Police are at a vacant lot in the area of 208th Street and 74B Avenue. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Investigators checked out an area covered by a canopy in the middle of a vacant lot on 208th Street in Willoughby. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Murder investigators headed to Langley neighbourhood

Police are searching a vacant lot in the area of 208th Street and 74B Avenue

Investigators checked out an area covered by a canopy in the middle of a vacant lot on 208th Street in Willoughby. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Fort Langley National Historic Site Tweeted out a photo of Bruce Mavis for a Remembrance Day campaign about why volunteers there honour Nov. 11. (FLNHS)

Langley loses long-time volunteer and one of Santa’s best elves

Bruce Mavis helped out with many groups and causes during his 81 years of life

Fort Langley National Historic Site Tweeted out a photo of Bruce Mavis for a Remembrance Day campaign about why volunteers there honour Nov. 11. (FLNHS)
Langley East MLA Megan Dykeman is announcing additional child care spaces in the community under the $10 a Day program. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Fort Langley child care site signs onto $10 a Day campaign

Federal and provincial government partner to reduce fees for most families

Langley East MLA Megan Dykeman is announcing additional child care spaces in the community under the $10 a Day program. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Township fire crews were called to a home at 203rd Street and 43A Avenue for a garage fire on Friday, March 25, 2022. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Garage destroyed in South Langley Friday afternoon

Emergency crews were called to 43A Avenue and 203rd Street for a structure fire

Langley Township fire crews were called to a home at 203rd Street and 43A Avenue for a garage fire on Friday, March 25, 2022. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Jaskirat Chahal, with the Electronics Recycling Association, shows what happens to computer hard drives during recycling. The first step is grinding them up to destroy any data. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

Electronics recyclers grind up Langley’s old tech

Most technology and accessories can be recycled and often contain valuable metals

Jaskirat Chahal, with the Electronics Recycling Association, shows what happens to computer hard drives during recycling. The first step is grinding them up to destroy any data. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Langley RCMP have taken a youth into custody after an Aldergrove grocery store manager was pepper sprayed Thursday, March 24, 2022. (Black Press Media files)

Youth arrested after Aldergrove grocery manager pepper sprayed in face

Mounties were able to quickly identify a youth and went to a nearby residence

Langley RCMP have taken a youth into custody after an Aldergrove grocery store manager was pepper sprayed Thursday, March 24, 2022. (Black Press Media files)
Better Business Bureau and the Electronic Recycling Association are co-hosting an event for Fraud Prevention Month 2022. (BBB graphic)

Langley electronics recycling event includes data stripping

People can turn in old gear like laptops and cellphones which will have personal information removed

Better Business Bureau and the Electronic Recycling Association are co-hosting an event for Fraud Prevention Month 2022. (BBB graphic)
Anthony Kupferschmidt is executive director of the Langley Seniors Resource Centre which serves both the City and Township. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

Stop by for tea and talk Langley Township’s age- and dementia-friendly plans

Head of Langley’s biggest seniors centre hosts monthly sessions to stay connected

Anthony Kupferschmidt is executive director of the Langley Seniors Resource Centre which serves both the City and Township. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Langley Township Fire Department was called to a boarded up home at 206th Street and 71B Avenue Monday, March 21, 2022. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Boarded up Langley house site of Monday afternoon fire call

Township firefighters and police went to the fire at 71B Avenue and 206th Street

Langley Township Fire Department was called to a boarded up home at 206th Street and 71B Avenue Monday, March 21, 2022. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
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