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Leanne Lorimer capture a picture of this little gaffer playing along the banks of the Fraser River. Fair to say the stick is bigger than the pup, but that doesn't appear to have slowed the dog down. (Special to Langley Advance Times.

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  • Jan 18, 2022
Shirley Sawatsky shared this morning sunrise in the North Otter area of Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Jan 17, 2022
Canadian astronaut Cmdr. Chris Hadfield relaxes before launch, ahead of a past trip to the International Space Station. He spoke to Black Press Media this week about his time at Royal Roads Military College. (Courtesy Cmdr. Chris Hadfield)

B.C. university ‘renames’ stairway after alumni Chris Hadfield

‘For me it all started there, just up the hill from Hatley Castle,’ Canadian astronaut says

Canadian astronaut Cmdr. Chris Hadfield relaxes before launch, ahead of a past trip to the International Space Station. He spoke to Black Press Media this week about his time at Royal Roads Military College. (Courtesy Cmdr. Chris Hadfield)
Canada goose goslings walk with their mother. (Caitlyn MacDonald photo)
Canada goose goslings walk with their mother. (Caitlyn MacDonald photo)
Dale Attrell, the organizer of a Langley walking club, said participants have managed to make it out despite poor weather. However, slippery conditions following the latest bug snowfall led them to delay returning from a Christmas break. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Dale Attrell, the organizer of a Langley walking club, said participants have managed to make it out despite poor weather. However, slippery conditions following the latest bug snowfall led them to delay returning from a Christmas break. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Van Trieu, customer service and events coordinator at Langley library with the books collected for the Wrap-a-Read program. Many families didn’t redeem their vouchers at this year’s Wrap-a-Read event that delivers new books to Langley children aged newborn to 18 years. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

1,000+ Langley kids receive new books post-Christmas

Langley Literacy Association’s first hosted the annual program in 2000

Van Trieu, customer service and events coordinator at Langley library with the books collected for the Wrap-a-Read program. Many families didn’t redeem their vouchers at this year’s Wrap-a-Read event that delivers new books to Langley children aged newborn to 18 years. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Photo taken Jan. 7, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. The eagle was reported to OWL rehabilitation but was able to shake off ice and fly away before the naturalist arrived. (Sylvia Janz photo)

No worries for ice-covered bald eagle spotted in Chilliwack

The large raptors actually can survive winter conditions remarkably well

Photo taken Jan. 7, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. The eagle was reported to OWL rehabilitation but was able to shake off ice and fly away before the naturalist arrived. (Sylvia Janz photo)
Lee Brandt, A Langley-based crane operator who grew up in Milner will make his television show debut with History TV Canada’s new series, Lost Car Rescue. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Lee Brandt, A Langley-based crane operator who grew up in Milner will make his television show debut with History TV Canada’s new series, Lost Car Rescue. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A sample of a Langley Camera Club member’s work. (Michelle Lark/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley Camera Club is expanding, thanks to virtual meetings

Members are from as far away as Saskatchewan and Ontario

A sample of a Langley Camera Club member’s work. (Michelle Lark/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Pam Stadnik (left) and Lizette Etsebeth of the Fairy Godmothers non-profit greeted contributors at their Saturday, Jan. 8, drive-through donation event in Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Pam Stadnik (left) and Lizette Etsebeth of the Fairy Godmothers non-profit greeted contributors at their Saturday, Jan. 8, drive-through donation event in Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s Kelly Mckenzie was recently in the Real Canadian Superstore parking lot on Willowbrook Drive, when spotting this crow. “This photo cannot help but bring a smile,” Mckenzie said. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Jan 11, 2022
Langley’s Kelly Mckenzie was recently in the Real Canadian Superstore parking lot on Willowbrook Drive, when spotting this crow. “This photo cannot help but bring a smile,” Mckenzie said. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Heather Grausdies enjoyed a nature walk through Langley City Park recently, on what she described as a "gloriously" sunny days. "Langley is beautiful," she noted, in sharing this picture. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Jan 15, 2022
Heather Grausdies enjoyed a nature walk through Langley City Park recently, on what she described as a "gloriously" sunny days. "Langley is beautiful," she noted, in sharing this picture. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Nicholas Read is a retired journalist and a former journalism professor who wrote a book about Langley’s wildlife rehabilitation centre. “Caring for Critter” is his 12th book about nature and wildlife. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Former journalist released a book about Langley’s wildlife sanctuary

Caring for Critter is B.C.’s only facility specializing in the care of mammals.

Nicholas Read is a retired journalist and a former journalism professor who wrote a book about Langley’s wildlife rehabilitation centre. “Caring for Critter” is his 12th book about nature and wildlife. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Jaxson Linn met Clarence Tuin, aka the Santa Claus through Inclusion Langley Society's Breakfast with Santa event. Santa made a special visit after the event was cancelled due to COVID. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley boy, 10, donates $2,000 to charities

Youngster collects bottles throughout the year, raises funds for multiple groups

Jaxson Linn met Clarence Tuin, aka the Santa Claus through Inclusion Langley Society's Breakfast with Santa event. Santa made a special visit after the event was cancelled due to COVID. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Aldergrove-based author Andre Gress has written three sequels of his urban fantasy series. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Aldergrove author released another fantasy novel

It is the third book in the Boone and Jacque series

Aldergrove-based author Andre Gress has written three sequels of his urban fantasy series. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Volunteers from River Wrangler Sportfishing in the Mission Hills community deliver donations by boat after the floods affected dairy farms in Abbotsford in November 2021

BC Dairy thanks the community for over $850,000 flood relief donations, and shines a spotlight on local community heroes

British Columbians have come forward with an incredible show of support for…

  • Jan 10, 2022
Volunteers from River Wrangler Sportfishing in the Mission Hills community deliver donations by boat after the floods affected dairy farms in Abbotsford in November 2021
One of the ways the registered non-profit raises funds is through ReStores, a chain of home and building supply stores that accept and resell new and used building materials. They have 18,000 sq. ft. in Langley that opened in August 2018. (Langley Advance Times files)

Habitat for Humanity brings national contest to Langley students

The charitable organization operates a 18,000-square-feet ReStore on Logan Avenue

One of the ways the registered non-profit raises funds is through ReStores, a chain of home and building supply stores that accept and resell new and used building materials. They have 18,000 sq. ft. in Langley that opened in August 2018. (Langley Advance Times files)
British Columbia: An Untold History features Langley’s Forsythe explaining the gold rush trail in B.C., the province’s forest history, and the first world war. (Langley Advance Times Files)
British Columbia: An Untold History features Langley’s Forsythe explaining the gold rush trail in B.C., the province’s forest history, and the first world war. (Langley Advance Times Files)
Brenden Humphries is one of many to share the unusual sight of Brydon Lagoon transformed into one giant hockey rink, with hundreds lacing up and skating around the frozen pond. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Jan 8, 2022
Brenden Humphries is one of many to share the unusual sight of Brydon Lagoon transformed into one giant hockey rink, with hundreds lacing up and skating around the frozen pond. (Special to Langley Advance Times)