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Brookswood resident Jenifer Kosman created sleeping mats from plastic grocery bags, then distributes them Langley’s homeless.

Mom delivers plastic mats to Langley’s homeless

Jenifer Kosman fashions sleeping mats from plastic grocery bags

Brookswood resident Jenifer Kosman created sleeping mats from plastic grocery bags, then distributes them Langley’s homeless.
Walnut Grove Secondary students William Zhang and Mike He, who are also members of the school’s Engineering Club, demonstrated how a wooden press the club members invented turns plastic into cup coasters. Troy Landreville Langley Times

Teens design environmentally friendly invention

Plastic grocery bags transformed into cup coasters that can be used over and over again

Walnut Grove Secondary students William Zhang and Mike He, who are also members of the school’s Engineering Club, demonstrated how a wooden press the club members invented turns plastic into cup coasters. Troy Landreville Langley Times
A party fit for a queen: Dorscie Paterson wore a tiara during a pre-birthday celebration Jan. 17 in Langley City. Dorscie turns 105 on Jan. 25. Troy Landreville Langley Times

Centenarian and then some: Dorscie Paterson set to turn 105

Longtime Langley resident continues to advocate passionately for hospice care in community

A party fit for a queen: Dorscie Paterson wore a tiara during a pre-birthday celebration Jan. 17 in Langley City. Dorscie turns 105 on Jan. 25. Troy Landreville Langley Times
VIDEO: Nurse’s experience treating Rohingya refugees heart-wrenching

VIDEO: Nurse’s experience treating Rohingya refugees heart-wrenching

Kalisse Barwich spent three weeks working inside 24-bed Rohingya care unit in Bangladesh

VIDEO: Nurse’s experience treating Rohingya refugees heart-wrenching
Abbotsford resident Florencio (June) Ancheta is forever grateful to his friend Mike Dauncey, the associate pastor at Langley’s Church in the Valley, after Dauncey donated a kidney to him. The kidney transplant procedure took place Jan. 10 at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver. Submitted photo

‘Kidney twins are doing great’ after life-altering operation

Mike Dauncey donated kidney to parishioner who would otherwise face dialysis for rest of his life

Abbotsford resident Florencio (June) Ancheta is forever grateful to his friend Mike Dauncey, the associate pastor at Langley’s Church in the Valley, after Dauncey donated a kidney to him. The kidney transplant procedure took place Jan. 10 at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver. Submitted photo
Teresa Sperger (in black at left) and her son Kyle and friends were overtaken by emotion as their newly renovated Aldergrove home was unveiled by the AOK Extreme Home Repair Team in 2012. The EHR team is looking for nominees for this year’s project. Black Press file photo

Extreme Home Repair team accepting nominations for 2018 recipient

Each year, local volunteers and businesses combine to renovate home of needy family

Teresa Sperger (in black at left) and her son Kyle and friends were overtaken by emotion as their newly renovated Aldergrove home was unveiled by the AOK Extreme Home Repair Team in 2012. The EHR team is looking for nominees for this year’s project. Black Press file photo
Aldergrove Community Secondary School teacher Art Glauser held up a waiver form that all students must sign before they join a jiu-jitsu club at the school. The form notes that ‘bullies are not welcome.’ Troy Landreville Langley Times

Aldergrove high school teachers hope jiu-jitsu will instill discipline, confidence in students

New program’s goal is to help kids who need a positive environment to learn, grow, and exercise

Aldergrove Community Secondary School teacher Art Glauser held up a waiver form that all students must sign before they join a jiu-jitsu club at the school. The form notes that ‘bullies are not welcome.’ Troy Landreville Langley Times
Real estate market still hot, despite soaring prices for detached homes

Real estate market still hot, despite soaring prices for detached homes

South of Fraser, South Surrey/White Rock, Surrey, Cloverdale, and Langley among million-dollar club

Real estate market still hot, despite soaring prices for detached homes
Newly acquired Vancouver Giants forward has tallied 39 points in 40 games with the Edmonton Oil Kings this season. Submitted photo

Vancouver Giants acquire ‘dynamic player’ from Edmonton Oil Kings in three-player swap

Surrey product Davis Koch goes to Vancouver for goaltender Todd Scott and forward Brendan Semchuk

Newly acquired Vancouver Giants forward has tallied 39 points in 40 games with the Edmonton Oil Kings this season. Submitted photo
Newlyweds who live on the Langley/Surrey border have started a GoFundMe page in their efforts to bring a stray puppy home with them to Canada. They rushed to the defence of a dog they named ‘Kerala’ that was being abused outside a restaurant in Kuta, a village on the island of Lombok in Indonesia. Facebook image

‘Saving her will be worth the sacrifice’

While honeymooning in Indonesia, Christopher Lewer and Ashley Leong-Lewer rescued pup from abuse

Newlyweds who live on the Langley/Surrey border have started a GoFundMe page in their efforts to bring a stray puppy home with them to Canada. They rushed to the defence of a dog they named ‘Kerala’ that was being abused outside a restaurant in Kuta, a village on the island of Lombok in Indonesia. Facebook image
Langley’s Angels hit the ice

Langley’s Angels hit the ice

Annual Langley Girls Ice Hockey Association tournament sees players of all ages take to the ice at Langley Sportsplex

Langley’s Angels hit the ice
Vancouver Giants centre James Malm carries the puck up the ice while being pursued by a pack of Prince George Cougars in WHL action Saturday at the Langley Events Centre. Troy Landreville Black Press

VIDEO: Prince George Cougars edge Vancouver Giants 7-6 in OT in wild affair

Visitors score with 0.3 seconds to go in regulation to tie game, then net OT winner

Vancouver Giants centre James Malm carries the puck up the ice while being pursued by a pack of Prince George Cougars in WHL action Saturday at the Langley Events Centre. Troy Landreville Black Press
David Moerman, owner of Revive Washing, shows the containers that villagers use to carry water to their homes in developing countries. Troy Landreville Langley Times

Passion for clean water drives local businessmen to sponsor wells in Cambodia

‘It was really cool to see,’ says David Moerman, about visiting wells in person

David Moerman, owner of Revive Washing, shows the containers that villagers use to carry water to their homes in developing countries. Troy Landreville Langley Times
Jordan Parry snapped a shot at Dale Ball Passive Park on Wednesday. The Brookswood park on 36 Avenue is a hotspot for hockey players when winter descends on the region. Troy Landreville Langley Times

VIDEO: Winter arrives in the Langleys

Snow, ice, freezing rain will make life tricky for commuters

Jordan Parry snapped a shot at Dale Ball Passive Park on Wednesday. The Brookswood park on 36 Avenue is a hotspot for hockey players when winter descends on the region. Troy Landreville Langley Times
Aldergrove Community Secondary School (ACSS) teacher Art Glauser (third from left) and leadership students Mandeep Paul, Jashan Brar and (far right) Josh Hatch fundraised recently in support of a local refugee family, in time for Christmas. Troy Landreville Langley Times

Aldergrove leadership students feeding refugee family for Christmas

High school students fundraise for local family

Aldergrove Community Secondary School (ACSS) teacher Art Glauser (third from left) and leadership students Mandeep Paul, Jashan Brar and (far right) Josh Hatch fundraised recently in support of a local refugee family, in time for Christmas. Troy Landreville Langley Times
Gloria Tsang’s Grade 2 and 3 students at Nicomekl Elementary wrote letters to Santa recently.                                 Troy Landreville Langley Times

VIDEO: To Santa, from the kids at Nicomekl Elementary

Little ones at Langley City school put a lot of thought into their letters to Santa

Gloria Tsang’s Grade 2 and 3 students at Nicomekl Elementary wrote letters to Santa recently.                                 Troy Landreville Langley Times
Langley’s Danton Heinen has worked his way into the Boston Bruins lineup this year, and since being called up from Providence, the the 22-year-old been a solid contributor at both ends of the ice. Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images

Langley’s Danton Heinen making an impact with Boston Bruins

Since being called up, forward has played on Bruins first line and has seen power play time

Langley’s Danton Heinen has worked his way into the Boston Bruins lineup this year, and since being called up from Providence, the the 22-year-old been a solid contributor at both ends of the ice. Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images
Helen Hosie, Mildred Nichols, Doreen Davies, Maxine Olson (knitting hands) are part of a knitting group at Langley Seniors Village. Winter accessories such as toques, scarves and gloves knitted by senior residents of the Willoughby retirement residence are going to the Gateway of Hope and women escaping abusive relationships. Troy Landreville Langley Times

Langley Seniors Village’s ‘Sock Grannies’ warm needy

Dedicated ladies knit winter items for Gateway of Hope, Ishtar Transition Housing Society

Helen Hosie, Mildred Nichols, Doreen Davies, Maxine Olson (knitting hands) are part of a knitting group at Langley Seniors Village. Winter accessories such as toques, scarves and gloves knitted by senior residents of the Willoughby retirement residence are going to the Gateway of Hope and women escaping abusive relationships. Troy Landreville Langley Times
Carson Walton, six, and his kid sister Kayla stood in front of the toys they bought for young patients at BC Children’s Hospital.

VIDEO: Community rallies behind Langley boy’s fundraiser for BC Children’s Hospital

Six-year-old collected nearly $2,600 to buy presents for sick kids

Carson Walton, six, and his kid sister Kayla stood in front of the toys they bought for young patients at BC Children’s Hospital.
Kindergartners at Douglas Park Community School were equally surprised and excited to receive teddy bears and stockings from Victoria’s Extreme Outreach Society on Tuesday, Dec. 19. Troy Landreville Langley Times

VIDEO: Gifts, snow rain down on excited Douglas Park Community Elementary School students

Extreme Outreach Society visited Langley City school with gifts in tow on Dec. 19

Kindergartners at Douglas Park Community School were equally surprised and excited to receive teddy bears and stockings from Victoria’s Extreme Outreach Society on Tuesday, Dec. 19. Troy Landreville Langley Times