Tanmay Ahluwalia

Former hockey player Ed Jovanovski met fans and signed autographs (for a fee) at a sports collectors convention, held at the Langley Events Centre. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Hockey greats like Bobby Hull sign autographs in Langley

Thousands attend collectibles show at Langley Events Centre in hopes of hitting the jackpot

Former hockey player Ed Jovanovski met fans and signed autographs (for a fee) at a sports collectors convention, held at the Langley Events Centre. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Betty Spackman’s work has been featured in international exhibitions, but this is her first time presenting at Swallowfield Farm. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Panel discussions and concerts are part of the month-long exhibition

A Langley multi-media installation artist is collaborating with a local farm to…

Betty Spackman’s work has been featured in international exhibitions, but this is her first time presenting at Swallowfield Farm. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Jakob Cadeau, a professional cook 1 (PC1) student, displayed a take-out meal as part of the One Season Restaurant at Walnut Grove Secondary. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley students lead recently launched restaurant

One Season Restaurant is annual project of Langley School District

Jakob Cadeau, a professional cook 1 (PC1) student, displayed a take-out meal as part of the One Season Restaurant at Walnut Grove Secondary. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Dr. Deborah Henderson, director of the Institute for Sustainable Horticulture shared that a diversity of companies are seeking research support from KPU. The university has received a $440,000 funding from Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley university gets $440,000 funding for research

Group plans to study ways to protect agriculture from climate change

Dr. Deborah Henderson, director of the Institute for Sustainable Horticulture shared that a diversity of companies are seeking research support from KPU. The university has received a $440,000 funding from Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Tigers was one of the Langley fastball teams present at the opening ceremony organized by Langley Fastball Association. The season was kicked off on April 9. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Langley fastball players back for a new season

Acting mayor, Steve Ferguson threw the first pitch on the opening day

Tigers was one of the Langley fastball teams present at the opening ceremony organized by Langley Fastball Association. The season was kicked off on April 9. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Multiple yoga instructors were present at the event to help people practice yoga. About a dozen bunnies hoped around while people tried different yoga poses. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Easter Bunnies invade Langley mall

Yoga with rabbits raises $1,000-plus for animal rescue

Multiple yoga instructors were present at the event to help people practice yoga. About a dozen bunnies hoped around while people tried different yoga poses. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Ukrainian Rotary Clubs have received 25 shipments from the International non-profit organization since 1993. Members of the local Rotary Clubs, too have volunteered in the past to assist in the loading process. (Langley Advance Times)

Langley Rotarians extend helping hand to Ukrainians

Donations needed to pay for 40-ft. container to be shipped to the war-torn country

Ukrainian Rotary Clubs have received 25 shipments from the International non-profit organization since 1993. Members of the local Rotary Clubs, too have volunteered in the past to assist in the loading process. (Langley Advance Times)
Nichole Marples, executive director of Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS), suggested those passionate about water conservation to install home a rain barrel and collect rain water. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley non-profit hosting online sale of rain barrels

Rainwater harvesting can save money, says LEPS

Nichole Marples, executive director of Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS), suggested those passionate about water conservation to install home a rain barrel and collect rain water. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Mac Dykeman was awarded for her innovative solution to reduce stress in chicks post-hatch. She will join a two more young scientists to represent 4-H at Canada-Wide Science Fair. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley youth finds innovative solution to reduce stress in chicks

Grade 11 Mac Dykeman has qualified for Canada-Wide Science Fair

Mac Dykeman was awarded for her innovative solution to reduce stress in chicks post-hatch. She will join a two more young scientists to represent 4-H at Canada-Wide Science Fair. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Sherry and Shawn Saran started the bottle drive four years ago to support the efforts of Canucks Autism Network. Their 11-years-old son, Ethan was diagnosed with autism at the age of four. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Fundraiser by mom to help many with autism

Saran family hopes the fourth annual bottle drive break records

Sherry and Shawn Saran started the bottle drive four years ago to support the efforts of Canucks Autism Network. Their 11-years-old son, Ethan was diagnosed with autism at the age of four. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
The microchipping services were offered to dogs and cats after at the local facility. The need was realized after a large number of animals were displaced during the fall floods. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Langley pets get microchipped

About 40 dogs and cats visited the local animal welfare society

The microchipping services were offered to dogs and cats after at the local facility. The need was realized after a large number of animals were displaced during the fall floods. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Close to 100 alpacas were given haircuts at the 20th alpaca shearing event at Kensington Prairie Farm on Saturday, April 2. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Hundred alpacas given haircuts over 2 days at Kensington Prairie Farm

Money raised will help an international charity and local animal rescues

Close to 100 alpacas were given haircuts at the 20th alpaca shearing event at Kensington Prairie Farm on Saturday, April 2. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
More than 30 teams and about 400 girls will be participating in the 2022 Softball season that kicked off with an opening ceremony on Saturday, April 2. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/langley Advance Times)

Langley girls excited for new softball season

North Langley Soft Ball kicking off a new season after a three-years

More than 30 teams and about 400 girls will be participating in the 2022 Softball season that kicked off with an opening ceremony on Saturday, April 2. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/langley Advance Times)
Surrey resident Erin Robinson couldn’t sleep a wink after scoring the top prize of $150,000 playing BCLC’s Bingo Supreme Scratch and Win ticket. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Surrey winner pick $150,000 lottery ticket at Langley store

Late night ticket check results in sleepless night

Surrey resident Erin Robinson couldn’t sleep a wink after scoring the top prize of $150,000 playing BCLC’s Bingo Supreme Scratch and Win ticket. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Carol Stehr, Scout leader sorting out bottles at the First Walnut Grove Scout troop’s fundraiser on Saturday, March 26. The group is raising funds for their upcoming camping trip in Hawaii. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Langley scouting group raising funds for Hawaii camping trip

Goal seems difficult to achieve but all is in to make it happen

Carol Stehr, Scout leader sorting out bottles at the First Walnut Grove Scout troop’s fundraiser on Saturday, March 26. The group is raising funds for their upcoming camping trip in Hawaii. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Kids in the community love the decorations and enjoy visiting to celebrate Easter. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Langley home front yard decorated with Easter theme cut outs

Garden is open for kids in the community

Kids in the community love the decorations and enjoy visiting to celebrate Easter. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Ridge Meadows Recycling Society’s executive director Kim Day and supervisor Lorne Skoropada received honours on Wednesday, March 23. The society was ranked the second best oil recycling facility in the province. (Special to The News)
Sung Kim, owner of Aldergrove Return-It Depot welcomes oil, filters, and antifreeze. The local facility is amongst the 30 best oil recycling businesses in the province. (Special to The Star)

Aldergrove oil recycling facility amongst top 30

Ranked 22, the local recycling depot is given honours by BC Used Oil Management Association

Ridge Meadows Recycling Society’s executive director Kim Day and supervisor Lorne Skoropada received honours on Wednesday, March 23. The society was ranked the second best oil recycling facility in the province. (Special to The News)
Sung Kim, owner of Aldergrove Return-It Depot welcomes oil, filters, and antifreeze. The local facility is amongst the 30 best oil recycling businesses in the province. (Special to The Star)
79-year-old Sharon Mason became a realtor at the age of 40. Her first book, <em>For the Love of Real Estate: Tales from the Trenches</em> includes entertaining stories and experiences of life. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Langley realtor shares her years of life experiences in her first book

Foreword is written by author’s son, actor Jason Priestley

79-year-old Sharon Mason became a realtor at the age of 40. Her first book, <em>For the Love of Real Estate: Tales from the Trenches</em> includes entertaining stories and experiences of life. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
A bassist, Jodi Proznick will perform on April 1 at Bez Arts Hub alongside vocalist Laila Biali and drummer Nicholas Bracewell. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A bassist, Jodi Proznick will perform on April 1 at Bez Arts Hub alongside vocalist Laila Biali and drummer Nicholas Bracewell. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Saran family is hosting its annual bottle drive on Saturday. Last year, they raised almost $6,000 for Canucks Autism Network (CAN). (Langey Advance Times files)

Murayville family collecting bottles to support youth with autism

This will be the Sarans fourth annual fundraising event for CAN

The Saran family is hosting its annual bottle drive on Saturday. Last year, they raised almost $6,000 for Canucks Autism Network (CAN). (Langey Advance Times files)