Langley Times Staff

Jesper Vikman is the third Swedish-born player ever selected by the Giants in the CHL Import Draft. (Giants graphic by Jamison Derksen)

Vancouver Giants draft Swedish goaltender Jesper Vikman.

Third player ever from Sweden to be picked by Langley-based team in CHL draft

Jesper Vikman is the third Swedish-born player ever selected by the Giants in the CHL Import Draft. (Giants graphic by Jamison Derksen)
Langley’s Lester Wong is the recipient of Coast Mental Health’s 2021 Courage To Come Back Award held virtually May 29, 2021. Wong was recognized after overcoming adversity when a 2009 car crash left him with burns to a third of his body. (Coast Mental Health/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley man takes flight after life-altering Christmas Day crash

Lester Wong underwent more than 30 reconstructive surgeries

Langley’s Lester Wong is the recipient of Coast Mental Health’s 2021 Courage To Come Back Award held virtually May 29, 2021. Wong was recognized after overcoming adversity when a 2009 car crash left him with burns to a third of his body. (Coast Mental Health/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Jana Wooding (left) and her daughter joined friend Jaime Friesen with her four children at Douglas Park to cool off at the spray park on Thursday, June 24, 2021. (Langley Advance Times file)

Keeping cool in Langley City: where to go

Cooling locations for residents during heat wave

Jana Wooding (left) and her daughter joined friend Jaime Friesen with her four children at Douglas Park to cool off at the spray park on Thursday, June 24, 2021. (Langley Advance Times file)
Some of the items seized during a police raid on a Langley City condo on June 23. (RCMP photos)
Some of the items seized during a police raid on a Langley City condo on June 23. (RCMP photos)
Langley School district offices and schools will reopen Tuesday following a one-day shutdown Monday due to the heat wave. (Langley Advance Times file)

Langley schools to open tomorrow, district announces

Temperatures are expected to improve

Langley School district offices and schools will reopen Tuesday following a one-day shutdown Monday due to the heat wave. (Langley Advance Times file)
Langley school district offices will be closed Monday along with all public schools in response to the heat wave. (Langley Advance Times file)

Langley schools closed because of heat wave

Monday shutdown announced Sunday

Langley school district offices will be closed Monday along with all public schools in response to the heat wave. (Langley Advance Times file)
Crews were dispatched to a report of a car fire around 1:30 p.m.on Saturday, June 26, in the area of 80th Avenue and 204th Street and quickly located a column of smoke coming from the 50-unit Skylark development on 80th Avenue. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Flames destroy under-construction condominium project in Langley

Explosions launched debris more than a block away, according to one eyewitness

Crews were dispatched to a report of a car fire around 1:30 p.m.on Saturday, June 26, in the area of 80th Avenue and 204th Street and quickly located a column of smoke coming from the 50-unit Skylark development on 80th Avenue. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Langley Senior Resources Society hosted a Father's Day drive-thru on June 20, 2021. They invited seniors to bring out their vintage cars. (LSRS/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley seniors centre served 150 root beer floats at ‘successful’ Father’s Day drive-thru

Refreshments were sponsored by Chartwell Retirement Residences

Langley Senior Resources Society hosted a Father's Day drive-thru on June 20, 2021. They invited seniors to bring out their vintage cars. (LSRS/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley resident Stan Jindrak won $500,000 after a June 1, 2021 BCLC draw. (BCLC/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley resident Stan Jindrak won $500,000 after a June 1, 2021 BCLC draw. (BCLC/Special to Langley Advance Times)
In its second year, the Complete Champion Challenge at Langley’s Trinity Western University (TWU) raised $158,000 to help student-athletes in need. (TWU)
In its second year, the Complete Champion Challenge at Langley’s Trinity Western University (TWU) raised $158,000 to help student-athletes in need. (TWU)
Langley teen Julia Kang has a new cross-trainer, thanks to the Sunshine Foundation charity (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley teen forced indoors by pandemic can still work out, thanks to donation

Charity makes dream of indoor cross-trainer come true

Langley teen Julia Kang has a new cross-trainer, thanks to the Sunshine Foundation charity (Special to Langley Advance Times)
At Trinity Western University, (L-R) Patricia Victor, University Siya:m, stands with TWU alumna Kathleen Lounsbury, and Rev. Bruce Brown and wife Adeline Brown from Haida Gwaii. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
At Trinity Western University, (L-R) Patricia Victor, University Siya:m, stands with TWU alumna Kathleen Lounsbury, and Rev. Bruce Brown and wife Adeline Brown from Haida Gwaii. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Grad Week 2021 runs June 21-25. (Langley School District Facebook)

Langley Grad Week 2021 starts today

Community is invited to celebrate this year’s graduates

Langley Grad Week 2021 runs June 21-25. (Langley School District Facebook)
The public is invited to submit suggested questions for our local politicians, for consideration in a future At Your Service feature. Email: editor@langleyadvancetimes.com.

AT YOUR SERVICE: MLAs see feds as partners in SkyTrain to Langley

Q&A: Langley’s MLAs given chance to address the community on a key local issue

The public is invited to submit suggested questions for our local politicians, for consideration in a future At Your Service feature. Email: editor@langleyadvancetimes.com.
Langley’s Jessica Phan and Caleb Kastelein, with Aldergrove’s Cheye Gustafson were cited for showing leadership at the annual University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) Cascades awards for student-athletes. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s Jessica Phan and Caleb Kastelein, with Aldergrove’s Cheye Gustafson were cited for showing leadership at the annual University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) Cascades awards for student-athletes. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Cultural presenter and artist Carman McKay unveiled the new logo he designed for James Hill Elementary on its 25th anniversary. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

A new look and a new name for James Hill Elementary school teams in Langley.

Seawolves name and logo crafted as part of ‘truth and reconciliation’ journey

Cultural presenter and artist Carman McKay unveiled the new logo he designed for James Hill Elementary on its 25th anniversary. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants will return to the ice on Oct. 8, hosting the Prince George Cougars at Langley Events Centre. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Giants will renew division rivalry with Cougars when season resumes in October

First game at Langley Events Centre since February of last year

Vancouver Giants will return to the ice on Oct. 8, hosting the Prince George Cougars at Langley Events Centre. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
(Special to Langley Advance Times)

UPDATE: Driver treated for minor injuries after 2 vehicle crash in Langley

Collision involved a grey Jeep and Honday CRV

(Special to Langley Advance Times)
Martians have landed, and the invasion is being broadcast by students at H.D. Stafford school, performing their version of the famous Orson Welles radio production. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Mars attacks! And Langley students are broadcasting the invasion

H.D. Stafford students produce version of famed Orson Welles radio play

Martians have landed, and the invasion is being broadcast by students at H.D. Stafford school, performing their version of the famous Orson Welles radio production. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Deeba Mostafaie-Mehr, Setare Maleki Rizi, and Olivia Chen Xu from R.E. Mountain Secondary are recipients of three prestigious scholarships. (Langley School District/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley STEM students shine as recipients of prestigious scholarships

Three students from R.E. Mountain Secondary recognized

Deeba Mostafaie-Mehr, Setare Maleki Rizi, and Olivia Chen Xu from R.E. Mountain Secondary are recipients of three prestigious scholarships. (Langley School District/Special to Langley Advance Times)