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It’s official. It’s open. The new 216th Street interchange to the Trans-Canada Highway is open to vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: New 216th Street-freeway interchange opens

Traffic is already flowing on the $62-million highway connector in Langley

It’s official. It’s open. The new 216th Street interchange to the Trans-Canada Highway is open to vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Langley Secondary revamp done in time for Thursday opening

Langley Secondary revamp done in time for Thursday opening

A $25.8 million seismic upgrade and renovations to LSS wraps in time for class

Langley Secondary revamp done in time for Thursday opening
VIDEO: Several sent to hospital after night-time crash on Golden Ears Bridge

VIDEO: Several sent to hospital after night-time crash on Golden Ears Bridge

Traffic was shut down in both directions for a time, after an accident at the south end onramp

VIDEO: Several sent to hospital after night-time crash on Golden Ears Bridge
Langley Mounties are investigating the cause of a fatal motorcycle crash in Murrayville Thursday morning. (Black Press Media files)

Motorcyclist killed in Murrayville Thursday morning

Mounties and coroner investigating cause of the crash, checking for possible medical issue

Langley Mounties are investigating the cause of a fatal motorcycle crash in Murrayville Thursday morning. (Black Press Media files)
RCMP pulled a body from the Pitt River Wednesday afternoon. It’s possible it’s a 25-year-old who went missing after a boating accident back in March. Police could not offer any comment on identity yet. (CarolAnn Hoo/Special to The News)

Unidentified body found floating in Pitt River

Mounties confirm it was a man who had been in the water some time

RCMP pulled a body from the Pitt River Wednesday afternoon. It’s possible it’s a 25-year-old who went missing after a boating accident back in March. Police could not offer any comment on identity yet. (CarolAnn Hoo/Special to The News)
$2 from every Teen Burger sold at A&W Restaurants across Canada will be donated to the MS Society of Canada on Thursday, Aug. 20. (Screengrab/Special to Black Press Media)

Local A&Ws operators rally to help beat MS

Annual burger event goes ahead, despite COVID, to help in the fight against multiple sclerosis

$2 from every Teen Burger sold at A&W Restaurants across Canada will be donated to the MS Society of Canada on Thursday, Aug. 20. (Screengrab/Special to Black Press Media)
When a bunch of VPD cruisers, police motorcycles, and high-end luxury cars rolled into the courtyard at Avalon Gardens Sunday afternoon (Aug. 9, 2020), residents were all cheers. It was a special drive-by parade by members of the Driven Project, and this was their first visit to a seniors home. (Avalon Gardens/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Seniors’ smiles made ‘supercar’ parade through Langley worth it

The Vancouver-based Driven Project team made a special stop at Avalon Gardens in Murrayville

When a bunch of VPD cruisers, police motorcycles, and high-end luxury cars rolled into the courtyard at Avalon Gardens Sunday afternoon (Aug. 9, 2020), residents were all cheers. It was a special drive-by parade by members of the Driven Project, and this was their first visit to a seniors home. (Avalon Gardens/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley City Mayor Val van den Broek officially opened the new pickleball courts at Douglas Park on Monday, Aug. 10. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

City sports courts converted for pickleball

As of Monday, Langley dinkers have eight new dedicated courts to play on at Douglas Park

Langley City Mayor Val van den Broek officially opened the new pickleball courts at Douglas Park on Monday, Aug. 10. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Rams, along with other Canadian junior football teams, will not be playing this coming season, due to COVID. (Facebook screengrab)

COVID puts kibosh on Langley Rams football season

Club president hopes older players won’t lose out because of lost season

Langley Rams, along with other Canadian junior football teams, will not be playing this coming season, due to COVID. (Facebook screengrab)
Langley’s ICBC road safety group and local Mounties are out on local streets reminding drivers to slow down. They were recently set up at 16th Avenue and 200th Street. (Leanne Cassap/Special to Langley Advance Times)

No need for speed: One driver receives home visit, $1,000 fine

In just 2.5 hours, six tickets and one failure to stop fine were issued by Langley Speed Watch team

Langley’s ICBC road safety group and local Mounties are out on local streets reminding drivers to slow down. They were recently set up at 16th Avenue and 200th Street. (Leanne Cassap/Special to Langley Advance Times)
A vibrant red new daylily has been officially named after the late Debbie Froese. The few plants already available are being sold to raise money for Froese’s charity of choice, and names are being put on a waiting list for divisions of the perennial for next year. (Pam Erikson/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Flowers pay tribute to Langley mayor’s late wife

The late Debbie Froese will live on with all the bright red daylilies that will brandish her name

A vibrant red new daylily has been officially named after the late Debbie Froese. The few plants already available are being sold to raise money for Froese’s charity of choice, and names are being put on a waiting list for divisions of the perennial for next year. (Pam Erikson/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Rivermen are hoping to be back training at The Lodge by September, with regular season play expected to begin in December. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley Rivermen’s season being planned around potential second-wave of COVID

BC Hockey League announced Friday that regular season play could start in December

Langley Rivermen are hoping to be back training at The Lodge by September, with regular season play expected to begin in December. (Langley Advance Times files)
Bags of cranberries are sold at each year’s festival, all proceeds to the Fort Langley BIA to enable them to host the one-day event. (Langley Advance Times files)

Popular Thanksgiving festival cancelled by COVID

Fort Langley’s 25th annual October street festivities are put off until 2021 to avoid spread of virus

Bags of cranberries are sold at each year’s festival, all proceeds to the Fort Langley BIA to enable them to host the one-day event. (Langley Advance Times files)
Residential real estate market rebounding well: long-time realtor

Residential real estate market rebounding well: long-time realtor

House prices, sales, and listings in Langley are moving on an upward trajectory

Residential real estate market rebounding well: long-time realtor
The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, July 22 to contest@langleyadvancetimes.com. (Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation image)

Langleyites invited to get creative for the sake of the hospital

Residents are asked to design a face mask that will be mass-produced and sold as a fundraiser

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, July 22 to contest@langleyadvancetimes.com. (Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation image)
Aldergrove zoo throws a prom party

Aldergrove zoo throws a prom party

The celebration for graduating staff featured frocks and pizza

Aldergrove zoo throws a prom party
The concept of a Summerset drive-in benefit concert has been quashed due to a 50-car event limitation expected to last for months to come, say organizers from Red Door Events. (Summerset/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Summerset’s 3-day drive-in benefit concert called off

Organizers of Fort Langley music festival cancel 2020 event, vow to be back in 2021 – maybe sooner

The concept of a Summerset drive-in benefit concert has been quashed due to a 50-car event limitation expected to last for months to come, say organizers from Red Door Events. (Summerset/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants are among the 60+ teams named in a cross-Canada lawsuit alleging hazing, bully, and abuse of young players over the past four decades. (Robert J Wilton/Vancouver Giants files)

Vancouver Giants named in nation-wide lawsuit claiming teen player abuse

Class-action suit alleges hazing, bullying, and more over decades involving different teams

Vancouver Giants are among the 60+ teams named in a cross-Canada lawsuit alleging hazing, bully, and abuse of young players over the past four decades. (Robert J Wilton/Vancouver Giants files)
A cub, believe born in January or February, was one of two black bear babies and a mother tranquilized and transported to the outskirts of Maple Ridge Monday, after a confrontation with a dog in the residential area south of Dewdney Trunk Road and Burnett Street. (Special to The News)

Pair of bear cubs and momma tranquilized after clash with dog

Maple Ridge firefighters had to pull a baby bear from 50 feet up in a tree after confrontation

A cub, believe born in January or February, was one of two black bear babies and a mother tranquilized and transported to the outskirts of Maple Ridge Monday, after a confrontation with a dog in the residential area south of Dewdney Trunk Road and Burnett Street. (Special to The News)
Maple Hill Centre, at the Langley Memorial Hospital, has a COVID outbreak. (Langley Advance Times files)

UPDATED: New COVID outbreak reported in another Langley care home

A long-term care residence at the local hospital initiates outbreak protocols as of Monday

Maple Hill Centre, at the Langley Memorial Hospital, has a COVID outbreak. (Langley Advance Times files)