Langley Times Staff

Larry Clay (left) on a job site, reviewing plans. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley builder appointed national industry president

No longer a teacher, new CHBA chair Larry Clay still thrilled to keep learning and sharing

Larry Clay (left) on a job site, reviewing plans. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Eric Loeppky was the most recent TWU grad among the five Spartans playing in the Volleyball National League in Italy this week. (Spartans/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Seven Spartans alum play volleyball in Italy this week

5 men, 2 women who graduated from Langley’s Trinity Western University continue the game they love

Eric Loeppky was the most recent TWU grad among the five Spartans playing in the Volleyball National League in Italy this week. (Spartans/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Ian Unger (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley theatre group tackles Bard online

Theatre in the Country gives Shakespearean classic, Much Ado About Nothing, a few significant tweaks

Ian Unger (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Goaltender Trent Miner received a number of team accolades last week, including the White Spot humanitarian of the year award. Vancouver Giants presented its team awards to a number of players who excelled both on and off the ice this season. (Graphics By Jamison Derksen)

Giants goalie earns humanitarian award

Vancouver’s WHL team gives special thanks and recognition to several of its 2020-21 players

Goaltender Trent Miner received a number of team accolades last week, including the White Spot humanitarian of the year award. Vancouver Giants presented its team awards to a number of players who excelled both on and off the ice this season. (Graphics By Jamison Derksen)
A Blessing Ceremony was held to honour and celebrate the carving of a House Post for the Aboriginal Head Start Program at Parkside Elementary. (Langley School District)

VIDEO: Ceremony honours House Post carving for Aboriginal program at Parkside Elementary

Kwantlen First Nation artist Brandon Gabriel is commissioned

A Blessing Ceremony was held to honour and celebrate the carving of a House Post for the Aboriginal Head Start Program at Parkside Elementary. (Langley School District)
Douglas Park Community Elementary’s inclusive crosswalk standee, Bobbie, has been painted to represent the LGBTQ+ and the different cultural backgrounds in Langley’s diverse community, says school principal. (Langley School District)
Douglas Park Community Elementary’s inclusive crosswalk standee, Bobbie, has been painted to represent the LGBTQ+ and the different cultural backgrounds in Langley’s diverse community, says school principal. (Langley School District)
Derby Reach Brae Island Park Association has introduced an app for park users. (Derby Reach Brae Island Park Association/Facebook)

There’s an app for that: New way to enjoy Langley parks

Derby Reach Brae Island Park Association introduces online tool

Derby Reach Brae Island Park Association has introduced an app for park users. (Derby Reach Brae Island Park Association/Facebook)
COVID-19 vaccinations are being given in the Fraser Health region, as they are throughout B.C., with a push on now to immunize young people. (Black Press Media)

Four more Langley schools report COVID exposures

Two elementary and two secondary schools each register cases of coronavirus

COVID-19 vaccinations are being given in the Fraser Health region, as they are throughout B.C., with a push on now to immunize young people. (Black Press Media)
Nick Kanaan and wife Lindsay (special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: A thank you to donors who funded artificial lung machine

‘I would not be here without them’ area resident Nick Kanaan says of Hometown Heroes Lottery

Nick Kanaan and wife Lindsay (special to Langley Advance Times)
Firefighters examine the damaged helicopter at the Langley Regional Airport on Thursday, May 20. (Langley Township Fire Department/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Pilot walks away after helicopter crash at Langley Airport

The helicopter apparently crashed onto its side, tearing off the rotor blades

Firefighters examine the damaged helicopter at the Langley Regional Airport on Thursday, May 20. (Langley Township Fire Department/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants head coach Michael Dyck will be joining Team Canada as an Assistant Coach for the 2021 IIHF World Championships(Rob Wilton/special to Langley Advance Times)

Vancouver Giants head coach Michael Dyck named to Team Canada

Will be assistant Coach at 2021 IIHF World Championships

Vancouver Giants head coach Michael Dyck will be joining Team Canada as an Assistant Coach for the 2021 IIHF World Championships(Rob Wilton/special to Langley Advance Times)
Cloverdale-Langley City MP Tamara Jansen (right) delivered bouquets of tulips to residents at Manoah Manor in Langley on the 76th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Consulate gifts tulips to Dutch residents of Langley care home

On the 76th anniversary of liberation of the Netherlands, flowers are delivered to a local care home

Cloverdale-Langley City MP Tamara Jansen (right) delivered bouquets of tulips to residents at Manoah Manor in Langley on the 76th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Walnut Grove Secondary student Sophie Drover will be competing in the Skills Canada National competition on May 27, 2021. (Joanne Abshire/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley student advances to national safety competition

Grade 9 student Sophie Drover won a provincial contest

Walnut Grove Secondary student Sophie Drover will be competing in the Skills Canada National competition on May 27, 2021. (Joanne Abshire/Special to Langley Advance Times)
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)