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Ryan Uytdewilligen earned a Ma Murray Award for Arts and Culture Writing. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Former Langley Advance Times reporter earns gold at Ma Murray Awards

Ryan Uytdewilligen recognized for arts and culture writing, columnist Matthew Claxton earned silver

  • Jun 11, 2021
Susan Cairns (left) during one of the school foundation’s annual fundraisers. Now, on behalf of the organization, she’s released a statement of support in the wake of the 215 children’s bodies discovered at a former residential school in Kamloops. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley School District Foundation called to action by ‘atrocity’

Board and executive director describe ordeal as a ‘travesty’, and vow to ‘be there’ with support and aid

Trinity Western University held a vigil Tuesday as well as having two more on Thursday, June 10 to honour the 215 children whose remains were buried at a residential school in Kamloops. Their remains were found with ground-penetrating radar. (TWU/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley university vigils honour the 215 children buried at Kamloops residential school

Indigenous leader offers suggestions on how to process the devastating information and on healing

Langley Secondary School has renamed its teams from the Saints to Thunderbirds (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Call them Thunderbirds: Langley Secondary School changes team name from Saints

A student survey found 80 per cent couldn’t relate to the old name

Langley Secondary School has renamed its teams from the Saints to Thunderbirds (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Brookswood Secondary School teacher Katie Glover teaches a political studies course whose students won praise from Langley MLA Andrew Mercier, praising them for their ‘insightful’ questions. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Queries from Brookswood students impress Langley MLA

Andrew Mercier said he was asked a ‘host of insightful questions’ during recent visit

Brookswood Secondary School teacher Katie Glover teaches a political studies course whose students won praise from Langley MLA Andrew Mercier, praising them for their ‘insightful’ questions. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Prime Family Bottle Drive amassed a huge amount of donations back in 2018. COVID has forced the organizers to make it a drive-thru event in 2020 and it will be that way again for 2021. (Aldergrove Star files)

Langley family gearing up for fifth annual bottle drive to fight juvenile arthritis

People can bring their recyclables on Saturday, June 26, in a drive-thru style format

The Prime Family Bottle Drive amassed a huge amount of donations back in 2018. COVID has forced the organizers to make it a drive-thru event in 2020 and it will be that way again for 2021. (Aldergrove Star files)
Tourism Langley has put together Father’s Day gift boxes that support local businesses and aid the Langley Food Bank. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Tourism Langley has put together Father’s Day gift boxes that support local businesses and aid the Langley Food Bank. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A Grade 12 R.E. Mountain Secondary School student has organized a community clean up. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A Grade 12 R.E. Mountain Secondary School student has organized a community clean up. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Aldergrove Community Secondary’s Blood club donated flowers and cards to staff and volunteers. (Screenshot)

VIDEO: Aldergrove students inspire 12 new blood donors

Canadian Blood Services staff and volunteers received flowers and hand written notes from students

Aldergrove Community Secondary’s Blood club donated flowers and cards to staff and volunteers. (Screenshot)
Bike racks at Langley’s James Kennedy Elementary (JKE) school filled up with two-wheelers during Bike to School Week. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Bike racks at Langley’s James Kennedy Elementary (JKE) school filled up with two-wheelers during Bike to School Week. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Walnut Grove gardener Valerie Low looking at the Phoebe Noble geranium. (Pam Erikson/Special to Langley Advance Times)

LANGLEY’S GREEN THUMB: Hardy geraniums prove sound, colourful addition

A local gardening expert suggests mixing in a few highly durable perennials to fill the flower beds

  • Jun 10, 2021
Walnut Grove gardener Valerie Low looking at the Phoebe Noble geranium. (Pam Erikson/Special to Langley Advance Times)
D-day pilot Jack Logan celebrated his 100th birthday at the Langley Museum of Flight, which put its SE5A replace into the air for a fly-past. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: D-Day pilot’s 100th birthday is celebrated with a fly-past at Langley museum

Jack Logan started his career flying in a biplane trainer and ended as captain of a jumbo jet

D-day pilot Jack Logan celebrated his 100th birthday at the Langley Museum of Flight, which put its SE5A replace into the air for a fly-past. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Donna McTaggart (nee Killick) – 1929-2021. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley pioneer with passion for music and faith passes

Family will hold private graveside service later this month for Donna McTaggart, 92

Donna McTaggart (nee Killick) – 1929-2021. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Dale Cull has partnered with Langley’s Maritime Seafoods to bake and sell Father’s Day pies to benefit cancer research. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Father’s Day pies help fundraiser for cancer research

You-bake pie drive raises money in place of this year’s Ride2Survive

Dale Cull has partnered with Langley’s Maritime Seafoods to bake and sell Father’s Day pies to benefit cancer research. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Aman Johal interpreter at the National Historic Site in Fort Langley earned an Inspiration Award for his work. (Special to The Star)

Fort Langley interpreter and Alder Grove heritage president recipients of inspiration award

B.C. Historical Federation gave awards through recent virtual conference

Aman Johal interpreter at the National Historic Site in Fort Langley earned an Inspiration Award for his work. (Special to The Star)
An example of a prize box that participants have won through The Finer Details in the past. (Special to The Star)

Win a prize box courtesy of Aldergrove Village Shopping Centre

The Finer Details is hosting a draw between June 16 and 28 with snacks and decor up for grabs

An example of a prize box that participants have won through The Finer Details in the past. (Special to The Star)
Langley Township has free swimming for seniors at its pools during Seniors Week 2021. (Google Maps screen capture)

Langley Township marks Seniors Week

Free swimming sessions for local seniors are offered at Township facilities

  • Jun 7, 2021
Langley Township has free swimming for seniors at its pools during Seniors Week 2021. (Google Maps screen capture)
2277 Seaforth Highlanders turned to Zoom for most of their events during the past year. (Special to The Star)

Zoom hinders and helps 2277 Seaforth Highlanders’ pandemic year

Langley’s Royal Canadian Army Cadets held annual ceremonial review at the beginning of June

2277 Seaforth Highlanders turned to Zoom for most of their events during the past year. (Special to The Star)
About 30 riders took part in the 15th annual Ride For Doug fundraiser on Sunday, June 6, from Langley to Abbotsford. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Annual Ride For Doug fundraiser in Langley proceeds despite the rain

Not the worst we’ve been out in, said Doug Penner and dad Cam.

About 30 riders took part in the 15th annual Ride For Doug fundraiser on Sunday, June 6, from Langley to Abbotsford. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Bryan Miller didn’t have look very hard to find recent examples of graffiti near the Township of Langley civic building where council meets. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Fort Langley clean-up event will target trash, graffiti

Vandals forced historic CN Rail stations to close off access to heritage rail cars, organizer says

Bryan Miller didn’t have look very hard to find recent examples of graffiti near the Township of Langley civic building where council meets. (Special to Langley Advance Times)