Roxanne Hooper

Murrayville’s John Swityk had to pay his respects to his fallen comrades from D-Day, as well as all the other soldiers – past and present – who have sacrifices. Despite most Remembrance Day ceremonies being cancelled, the 99-year-old Langley man insisted on visiting the Langley cenotaph today (Nov. 11, 2020). (TaraLee Richards/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Cancelled services didn’t stop knighted soldier, 99, from paying respects

John Swityk was at Langley’s cenotaph before many awoke Nov. 11, to safely honour his fallen friends

Murrayville’s John Swityk had to pay his respects to his fallen comrades from D-Day, as well as all the other soldiers – past and present – who have sacrifices. Despite most Remembrance Day ceremonies being cancelled, the 99-year-old Langley man insisted on visiting the Langley cenotaph today (Nov. 11, 2020). (TaraLee Richards/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Remembrance Day 2020, Murrayville Cemetery with invite only attendees participating in a livestreaming service. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

LEST WE FORGET: Intimate Langley service broadcast for those at home

Murrayville has been hosting a Remembrance Day ceremony for four years, this one with only 40 guests

Remembrance Day 2020, Murrayville Cemetery with invite only attendees participating in a livestreaming service. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
A car was found at the bottom of a 100-foot embankment in the Glen Valley neighbourhbood of Langley late Tuesday night. The lone occupant was taken to hospital. (Curtis Kreklau/South Fraser News Services)

VIDEO: Thermal imaging fails to turn up other Langley crash victims

A vehicle and driver were found down a 100-foot forested embankment in Glen Valley Tuesday night

A car was found at the bottom of a 100-foot embankment in the Glen Valley neighbourhbood of Langley late Tuesday night. The lone occupant was taken to hospital. (Curtis Kreklau/South Fraser News Services)
Third annual Murrayville Remembrance Ceremony attracted upwards of 1,000 people on Nov. 11. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Langley Advance Times)
Last year’s services at Murrayville cemetery attracted more than 1,500 people. This year, due to COVID, the service will be livestreamed, and only 40 people will be part of the on-site service. (Langley Advance Times files)

LEST WE FORGET: Murrayville remembers – but no public in-person service

A new flagpole, honouring the late Debbie Froese, added in time for Remembrance Day service

Third annual Murrayville Remembrance Ceremony attracted upwards of 1,000 people on Nov. 11. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Langley Advance Times)
Last year’s services at Murrayville cemetery attracted more than 1,500 people. This year, due to COVID, the service will be livestreamed, and only 40 people will be part of the on-site service. (Langley Advance Times files)
The medicine ward at Langley Memorial Hospital has been closed to admissions after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19 today (Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020). (Langley Advance Times files)

COVID outbreak reported at Langley hospital

One staffer on the medicine unit was diagnosed, causing ward admissions to halt temporarily

The medicine ward at Langley Memorial Hospital has been closed to admissions after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19 today (Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020). (Langley Advance Times files)
The Village, a secure dementia facility, opened in Brookswood a few years back. It was the subject of a recent COVID outbreak, which was declared over on Oct. 30, 2020. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

COVID outbreaks declared over in Langley care homes

Brookswood and Fort Langley seniors facilities given all clear by B.C.’s top doctor

The Village, a secure dementia facility, opened in Brookswood a few years back. It was the subject of a recent COVID outbreak, which was declared over on Oct. 30, 2020. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Walnut Grove’s Shawn Meehan (front) has started another band, Trigger Mafia. This local country rocker has put country on the shelf, and is going hard-core rock with this group, releasing their first single last Friday to radio. It started as a way to pass the time during the COVID lockdown, and evolved. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley musician drives rock revival with COVID twist

Trigger Mafia goes straight from the garage to radio with raw lyrics

Walnut Grove’s Shawn Meehan (front) has started another band, Trigger Mafia. This local country rocker has put country on the shelf, and is going hard-core rock with this group, releasing their first single last Friday to radio. It started as a way to pass the time during the COVID lockdown, and evolved. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Joseph Richards Group, which operates 25 restaurants, pubs, and establishments in the Lower Mainland – including several in Langley – was presented with a collaboration award from the chamber. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Resilient Langley businesses lauded for their COVID twists

Langley chamber of commerce held its annual business award, but morphed it into a ‘community edition’

Joseph Richards Group, which operates 25 restaurants, pubs, and establishments in the Lower Mainland – including several in Langley – was presented with a collaboration award from the chamber. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Ala Cazacu congratulated her husband, Lilian, for winning the title of 2019’s George Preston Memorial Businessperson of the Year during last year’s Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce 23rd annual Business of Excellence Awards. (Langley Advance Times files)

Shortlist of Langley chamber award winners revealed

Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce will recognize 40 nominees on Oct. 22

Ala Cazacu congratulated her husband, Lilian, for winning the title of 2019’s George Preston Memorial Businessperson of the Year during last year’s Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce 23rd annual Business of Excellence Awards. (Langley Advance Times files)
.Mounties have 200th Street in South Langley shut down after what could have been a police-involved shooting on Wednesday night, Oct. 7, 2020. (Curtis Kreklau/South Fraser News Services)

VIDEO: South Langley neighbourhood behind tape after police-involved shooting

Delta Police, IIO, and Langley RCMP on scene in Fernridge Wednesday – 200th Street shut down

.Mounties have 200th Street in South Langley shut down after what could have been a police-involved shooting on Wednesday night, Oct. 7, 2020. (Curtis Kreklau/South Fraser News Services)
As fall arrives, and perennials in the garden die off and go to seed, now is the time to harvest some of those seeds for next year’s garden. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

Langley environmentalists going to seed

Pre-registration required for workshop on Monday night

As fall arrives, and perennials in the garden die off and go to seed, now is the time to harvest some of those seeds for next year’s garden. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
Langley Lodge, a long-term care facility opened in 1974, is located in the centre of Langley City on 204th Street. It has been the focus of an outbreak with a loss of more than two dozen residents related to COVID. The latest outbreak was reported Friday, Oct. 2. (Langley Advance Times files)

Care home at the centre of B.C.’s largest fatal COVID outbreak reports new case

A staff member at Langley Lodge was reported positive for the coronavirus Friday

Langley Lodge, a long-term care facility opened in 1974, is located in the centre of Langley City on 204th Street. It has been the focus of an outbreak with a loss of more than two dozen residents related to COVID. The latest outbreak was reported Friday, Oct. 2. (Langley Advance Times files)
Langley school board chair is replacement candidate for NDP

Langley school board chair is replacement candidate for NDP

Megan Dykeman declares as the New Democrat hopeful for Langley East

Langley school board chair is replacement candidate for NDP
This event, which pays homage to Langley’s historic apples and orchards, has had to move online this year. Find out more about what’s in store. Online events kick off this weekend. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Newly revamped Heritage Apple Day features fruit photo contest

For 15 years, even amid storms, Langley hosts apple-centric party at Derby Reach – but not in 2020

This event, which pays homage to Langley’s historic apples and orchards, has had to move online this year. Find out more about what’s in store. Online events kick off this weekend. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Fort Langley Artists Group has its last show on display now, online. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Fort Langley artists extend traditional season on virtual gallery

Group’s latest exhibition is a seasonally themed show called Autumn Bounty

Fort Langley Artists Group has its last show on display now, online. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Volunteers at Critter Care rehabilitate injured or orphaned raccoons and return them to the wild. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley wildlife centre desperate for caregivers

Critter Care is in need of co-op students as COVID curtails number of international interns

Volunteers at Critter Care rehabilitate injured or orphaned raccoons and return them to the wild. (Langley Advance Times files)
Barbara Zeigler’s upcoming exhibition, Journey’s Junction, at Fort Gallery is an installation of large photographic prints that tackle the plight of the Fraser River sockeye salmon and the river itself. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

New art exhibit: Fraser River as seen by the salmon

In Fort Langley gallery show, UBC prof uses photos to offer unique insight into life of sockeye

Barbara Zeigler’s upcoming exhibition, Journey’s Junction, at Fort Gallery is an installation of large photographic prints that tackle the plight of the Fraser River sockeye salmon and the river itself. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
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VIDEO: Construction progressing on Langley Memorial Hospital ER

VIDEO: Construction progressing on Langley Memorial Hospital ER

The new MRI magnet was lifted into place on Wednesday

VIDEO: Construction progressing on Langley Memorial Hospital ER
Halloween is too important an event to be cancelled because of COVID, says Langley’s Tanya Reid, who’s created a video to encourage safe ways of enjoying the festivities. (Facebook screengrab)

VIDEO: COVID won’t dampen Langley woman’s Halloween spirit

Tanya Reid posted a pair of videos offering suggestions of how trick-or-treating might look for her

Halloween is too important an event to be cancelled because of COVID, says Langley’s Tanya Reid, who’s created a video to encourage safe ways of enjoying the festivities. (Facebook screengrab)