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Churches, including Langley's Riverside Calvary Church, are challenging the regulations barring them from holding in-person worship services during COVID-19. (Langley Advance Times file)

UPDATED: B.C. churches in court to attempt to overturn ban on in-person services

A judge will hear arguments Monday through Wednesday

Churches, including Langley's Riverside Calvary Church, are challenging the regulations barring them from holding in-person worship services during COVID-19. (Langley Advance Times file)
Charlie Fox was leading as of 9 p.m. with five of six main polls and one advance poll reporting. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

UPDATED: Fox expected to become new Langley school trustee

With all but the mail-in ballots counted, Fox was being acknowledged as the winner

Charlie Fox was leading as of 9 p.m. with five of six main polls and one advance poll reporting. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
An image of some of the townhouses planned for the Latimer area in south western Willoughby around 199th Street and 75th Avenue. (Township of Langley/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Township council approves almost 400 more housing units for Langley

Apartments, houses, townhouses, and duplexes are coming to the Latimer area

An image of some of the townhouses planned for the Latimer area in south western Willoughby around 199th Street and 75th Avenue. (Township of Langley/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
School board chair Rod Ross voted on the Langley School District’s annual budget on Tuesday, Feb. 23. The budget was impacted by the pandemic in several ways. (YouTube/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Pandemic means less overseas student revenue for Langley School District

The board of education approved its annual budget Feb. 23

School board chair Rod Ross voted on the Langley School District’s annual budget on Tuesday, Feb. 23. The budget was impacted by the pandemic in several ways. (YouTube/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
A model of the planned Salishan Place centre was displayed at a Fort public information session in 2018. (Langley Advance Times files)

$711,000 tourism grant goes to Langley arts and culture centre

Salishan Place by the River is a planned community hub with many amenities and uses

A model of the planned Salishan Place centre was displayed at a Fort public information session in 2018. (Langley Advance Times files)
Cyclists checked out the 216th interchange crossing the night before it opened to motor vehicles in early September, 2020. The overpass has separated bike lanes for riders. (Mitchell Nurse/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley overpass wins cycling infrastructure award

HUB Cycling handed out the award to the Township and province recently

Cyclists checked out the 216th interchange crossing the night before it opened to motor vehicles in early September, 2020. The overpass has separated bike lanes for riders. (Mitchell Nurse/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
A retail cannabis outlet in Aldergrove got its final rezoning approval on Feb. 22. (Black Press Media File)

Aldergrove cannabis shop gets rezoning approval – barely

Council voted twice after narrowly defeating the project the first time

A retail cannabis outlet in Aldergrove got its final rezoning approval on Feb. 22. (Black Press Media File)
The development plan for a proposed Willoughby building showing a possible library site. (Pollyco/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley Township council says no to delay in considering Willoughby library

One councillor called for a system-wide review before making a decision

The development plan for a proposed Willoughby building showing a possible library site. (Pollyco/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Langley Lodge has seen almost all its residents receive two doses of the Pfizer vaccine as of this week. (Langley Advance Times file)

Langley Lodge hits vaccination milestone

Almost all residents have now received two doses of the Pfizer vaccine

Langley Lodge has seen almost all its residents receive two doses of the Pfizer vaccine as of this week. (Langley Advance Times file)
Langley RCMP are looking for info on a man found injured by the side of 200th Street Monday morning. (Langley Advance Times files)

Injured man found by side of Langley road Monday

Police don’t know what or who hurt him

Langley RCMP are looking for info on a man found injured by the side of 200th Street Monday morning. (Langley Advance Times files)
Langley Township deputy elections officer Bob Wilson said 376 people voted in person at advance polls in this month’s byelection. (Langley Advance Times files)

Few votes cast so far in Langley school board byelection

Fewer than 400 people have voted early or by mail so far

Langley Township deputy elections officer Bob Wilson said 376 people voted in person at advance polls in this month’s byelection. (Langley Advance Times files)
Langley District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC) asked several questions to the seven candidates in the Langley School Board byelection. (DPAC/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

School board byelection candidates answer DPAC questions

The District Parents Advisory Council quizzed the candidates about their views

Langley District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC) asked several questions to the seven candidates in the Langley School Board byelection. (DPAC/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Langley Township council will debate a plan for a 3.99 per cent property tax increase this year. (Langley Advance Times files)

UPDATED: Township council votes yes on 3.99 per cent property tax increase

Council discussed why next year’s projected tax increase was 7.51 per cent

Langley Township council will debate a plan for a 3.99 per cent property tax increase this year. (Langley Advance Times files)
A health-care worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a UHN COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Toronto on Thursday, January 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Langley City offers sites for mass vaccination

Fraser Health to decide which sites, if any, to use

A health-care worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a UHN COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Toronto on Thursday, January 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Victims treated at the scene when an Aldergrove deck collapsed on April 19, 2019, ranged in age from 15 to 83. (Shane MacKichan/Special to Black Press Media)

Multiple Aldergrove deck collapse lawsuits moving toward trial

Judges are holding case management conferences to deal with the dozens of participants

Victims treated at the scene when an Aldergrove deck collapsed on April 19, 2019, ranged in age from 15 to 83. (Shane MacKichan/Special to Black Press Media)
Maureen Brown and her roommates asked for help finding a new place after the Township bought the home they’ve rented for the last few years. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Renters facing eviction from Township-owned house ask for aid

The locals were helped by a tenants right group

Maureen Brown and her roommates asked for help finding a new place after the Township bought the home they’ve rented for the last few years. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Create a design for a blank bag and it could adorn hundreds of bags to be sold as a fundraiser for the Langley School District Foundation’s Food For Thought program, organized by Chloe Kim of Walnut Grove Secondary. (Chloe Kim/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley student’s tote bag contest will help feed hungry kids

Walnut Grove Secondary’s Chloe Kim began with an idea for a school project

Create a design for a blank bag and it could adorn hundreds of bags to be sold as a fundraiser for the Langley School District Foundation’s Food For Thought program, organized by Chloe Kim of Walnut Grove Secondary. (Chloe Kim/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
A health-care worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a UHN COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Toronto on Thursday, January 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Painful Truth: Where were our bold ideas during the pandemic?

Canada has a problem coming up with big ideas to deal with big problems

A health-care worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a UHN COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Toronto on Thursday, January 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Brad Richter and Candy Ashdown (top left and center) hosted the seven candidates for the Langley school board by-election on Wednesday, Feb. 17. (Zoom)

Trustee candidates put best foot forward at all-candidates meeting

The virtual gathering gave candidates a chance to speak to voters before Feb. 27.

Brad Richter and Candy Ashdown (top left and center) hosted the seven candidates for the Langley school board by-election on Wednesday, Feb. 17. (Zoom)
A burnt-out truck discovered in Surrey was located after a shooting in Langley City on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 (Aaron Hinks/Black Press Media)

WEB POLL: Worried about gang violence and personal safety?

Does the increase in shooting worry you?

A burnt-out truck discovered in Surrey was located after a shooting in Langley City on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 (Aaron Hinks/Black Press Media)