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Trinity Western University student Kevin Chai created TWU Access Chapters to help alleviate feelings of isolation among his peers. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Connection to combat loneliness at Langley’s Trinity Western University

Student from Maple Ridge creates online social network

Trinity Western University student Kevin Chai created TWU Access Chapters to help alleviate feelings of isolation among his peers. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Trash collectors in Langley City will start refusing to pick up organic waste mixed with plastic. Even plastics that claim to be compostable will not be accepted. (Black Press Media files)

Organic waste mixed with plastic will be left at the curb, Langley City warns

Plastic contamination of green bins called ‘exceptionally high and unacceptable’

Trash collectors in Langley City will start refusing to pick up organic waste mixed with plastic. Even plastics that claim to be compostable will not be accepted. (Black Press Media files)
Alicia Rempel, literacy outreach coordinator with the Langley Literacy Network, demonstrated the new interactive digital resource, Family Tech Time. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

A Langley program helps parents talk about screen time with kids

Spin the wheel, start a conversation

Alicia Rempel, literacy outreach coordinator with the Langley Literacy Network, demonstrated the new interactive digital resource, Family Tech Time. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s Madison Sweeney a 5’8” forward who began her career playing for Walnut Grove Secondary, has signed with the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) Cascades women’s soccer team. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley’s Madison Sweeney signs with UFV Cascades soccer team

UFV ‘checks all the boxes’ for former Walnut Grove player

Langley’s Madison Sweeney a 5’8” forward who began her career playing for Walnut Grove Secondary, has signed with the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) Cascades women’s soccer team. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Two women used the short change scam at at the Langley Wal-Mart on April 13th and the Langley City Save on Foods on April 27th, police said. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Two women used the short change scam at at the Langley Wal-Mart on April 13th and the Langley City Save on Foods on April 27th, police said. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Diana Caldwell, 72, who lives in Chatsworth near Owen Sound, Ont. has been writing and exchanging poetry with her daughter, an English professor in Langley, throughout the pandemic year. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

TWU woman writes more than 100 pandemic poems with mom during lockdown

Ontario mom and BC daughter trade original poems across the country, share daily grief, and joys

Diana Caldwell, 72, who lives in Chatsworth near Owen Sound, Ont. has been writing and exchanging poetry with her daughter, an English professor in Langley, throughout the pandemic year. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Following the sold-out success of their Christmas gift box program that promoted local businesses and helped a local charity, Tourism Langley is offering Mother’s Day boxes (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Tourism Langley offers a Mother’s Day gift that supports local businesses and helps a local charity

A portion of the proceeds from the gift boxes will help food bank

Following the sold-out success of their Christmas gift box program that promoted local businesses and helped a local charity, Tourism Langley is offering Mother’s Day boxes (Special to Langley Advance Times)
TWU Senior Vice President of Enrolment, Personal and Professional Development Brian Kerr, opened the Langley university’s virtual grad event on Saturday, May 1, with an “unboxing” of the celebration box that every graduate received by mail. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Class of 2021 graduates, virtually, at Langley’s Trinity Western University

Pandemic required a different approach for the 774 students

TWU Senior Vice President of Enrolment, Personal and Professional Development Brian Kerr, opened the Langley university’s virtual grad event on Saturday, May 1, with an “unboxing” of the celebration box that every graduate received by mail. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s Glow Gardens is setting up local pop-up curbside garden centres throughout B.C. and Alberta and BC in the spring of 2020 (Special to Langley Advance Times)

In-person instead of online: how a Langley business is bucking the trend

Glow Gardens has seen a big increase in sales

Langley’s Glow Gardens is setting up local pop-up curbside garden centres throughout B.C. and Alberta and BC in the spring of 2020 (Special to Langley Advance Times)
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Video evidence sought by Langley RCMP in multiple sexual assaults

Maple Ridge man identified as a suspect

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Pamela Alspach is general manager of OpenRoad Infiniti Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Luxury car dealers revving up to help battle cancer

Trio of Langley dealerships promise to give $7,500 minimum through Drive Yellow campaign

Pamela Alspach is general manager of OpenRoad Infiniti Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants recorded three power-play goals Wednesday against the Victoria Royals. This is a new season-best for the G-Men. (Paige Bednorz/Special to Black Press Media)

Giants topple Victoria to hold on to top spot

In a 5-3 victory over the Royals on Wednesday night, several highlight-reel moments

Vancouver Giants recorded three power-play goals Wednesday against the Victoria Royals. This is a new season-best for the G-Men. (Paige Bednorz/Special to Black Press Media)
The Giants play at Prospera Place in Kelowna Wednesday night against Victoria, then are back on the same ice again Saturday to take on the Rockets. They defeated Prince George Monday, 2-1 in Kamloops. (Allen Douglas/Special to Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Giants climb to top with 11 games remaining

Vancouver G-Men play again Wednesday, hoping to take down Victoria for a fourth time this season

The Giants play at Prospera Place in Kelowna Wednesday night against Victoria, then are back on the same ice again Saturday to take on the Rockets. They defeated Prince George Monday, 2-1 in Kamloops. (Allen Douglas/Special to Black Press Media)
Envision Financial has launched a contest of sorts, called Simple Generosity, that allows families to win upwards of $2,500 in the next few weeks. (Envision Financial/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Envision Financial giving away $1 million to help communities thrive

Simple Generosity program meant to celebrate and encourage local economic and individual resilience

Envision Financial has launched a contest of sorts, called Simple Generosity, that allows families to win upwards of $2,500 in the next few weeks. (Envision Financial/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Jen Kits was one of three Spartans athletes recognized Sunday night for her overall contributions to her sport and Trinity Western University. (Spartans/Special to Langley Advance Times)

WATCH: Langley runner among Trinity trio lauded

Athletes from Langley’s faith-based university honoured in Spartans annual awards night – online

Jen Kits was one of three Spartans athletes recognized Sunday night for her overall contributions to her sport and Trinity Western University. (Spartans/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Susan Cairns, executive director of the Langley School District Foundation, flashes gift cards that will help feed local kids through their Food for Thought programs. (Langley Advance Times files)

$200,000 in donations help feed hungry Langley students

Organizations answer plea for help, contributing to local school-based food programs

Susan Cairns, executive director of the Langley School District Foundation, flashes gift cards that will help feed local kids through their Food for Thought programs. (Langley Advance Times files)
A defeat Sunday in Kamloops tied up the Giants and Blazers for the most wins this season. Each team has notched seven victories in the B.C. division play unfolding this season on ice in Kamloops and Kelowna. (Allen Douglas/Special to Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Giants record fifth shutout of the season

Vancouver G-Men take down Kamloops Blazers on home ice Sunday, 4-0

A defeat Sunday in Kamloops tied up the Giants and Blazers for the most wins this season. Each team has notched seven victories in the B.C. division play unfolding this season on ice in Kamloops and Kelowna. (Allen Douglas/Special to Black Press Media)
Rachna Singh, MLA for Surrey-Green Timbers, is the parliamentary secretary for anti-racism initiatives. (Photo: flickr.com/photos/bcgovphotos)

Local agency given more bucks to combat anti-racism

Langley Community Services one of 36 organizations given added funds

Rachna Singh, MLA for Surrey-Green Timbers, is the parliamentary secretary for anti-racism initiatives. (Photo: flickr.com/photos/bcgovphotos)
Vancouver Giants victorious over the Royals in Kamloops Thursday, April 15. The G-Men won, 4-0. (Allen Douglas/Special to Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Giants young goalie shutouts Victoria, 4-0

The Langley-based WHL team earn another victory over the Royals Thursday in Kamloops

Vancouver Giants victorious over the Royals in Kamloops Thursday, April 15. The G-Men won, 4-0. (Allen Douglas/Special to Black Press Media)
Florence Song (left), Amy Saya, and Chanhee Park participated in sustainability week at TWU by selling clothes to benefit charities. (TWU’s Winnie Lui/Special to Langley Advance Times)

TWU students turning used clothes and goods into cash

During sustainability week the university fundraises to benefit young entrepreneurs and charities

Florence Song (left), Amy Saya, and Chanhee Park participated in sustainability week at TWU by selling clothes to benefit charities. (TWU’s Winnie Lui/Special to Langley Advance Times)