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Lory Fraser, seen here at a past Christy Fraser Memorial Invitational, can’t believe the annual event is marking its 30th anniversary this year, running four days from Feb. 2-5 at the Langley Events Centre fieldhouse. (Langley Advance Times file)

Christy Fraser Memorial Invitational marks 30th anniversary in Langley

Annual gymnastics event has grown so much, it has been extended to four days

Trinity Western University students to showcase original plays at New Generations Festival. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley students write, direct, and showcase their talent in a collection of all-new, original plays

A range of student-written stories, from fast-food heists to post-apocalyptic worlds

Langley Olympians Swim Club competitor Katelyn Schroeder won the 100m and 200m backstroke events at the UBC Winter Warm Up meet on Jan. 21. (file)

Two firsts for Schroeder at UBC Winter Warm Up meet

One of 13 Langley Olympians Swim Club members to compete

  • Jan 29, 2023
Elvis tribute artist Darren Lee will be performing at the Chief Sepass Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 4. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Elvis tribute sensation Darren Lee to bring the singer’s legacy to Fort Langley

‘The best tribute to Elvis they have ever seen’

Elvis tribute artist Darren Lee will be performing at the Chief Sepass Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 4. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Residents of a Willoughby condo complex were evacuated when fire alarms went off late Saturday, Jan. 29. A forgotten pot on a stove was the cause. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Forgotten pot on stove forces evacuation of condo complex

No injuries or property damage reported in Willoughby incident

Residents of a Willoughby condo complex were evacuated when fire alarms went off late Saturday, Jan. 29. A forgotten pot on a stove was the cause. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s Jessica and Sophia Wisotzki combined for 46-points as the Red Leafs staged an epic third quarter surge for a road win over Alaska on Saturday, Jan. 28. (file)
Langley’s Jessica and Sophia Wisotzki combined for 46-points as the Red Leafs staged an epic third quarter surge for a road win over Alaska on Saturday, Jan. 28. (file)
Vancouver Giants forward Ty Halaburda fought for the puck as the G-Men fell to the Kelowna Rockets at Prospera Place on Saturday night, Jan. 28. (Steve Dunsmoor/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants forward Ty Halaburda fought for the puck as the G-Men fell to the Kelowna Rockets at Prospera Place on Saturday night, Jan. 28. (Steve Dunsmoor/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Do you have a question you’d like to see put to the Langley MLAs? Email your idea to editor@langleyadvancetimes.com.

AT YOUR SERVICE: MLAs agree much to be done to safeguard against climate-related disasters

Question-and-answer feature calls on those elected to office in Langley

Do you have a question you’d like to see put to the Langley MLAs? Email your idea to editor@langleyadvancetimes.com.
Police tape is shown in Toronto Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Statistics Canada says the country's crime rate ticked up again in 2018, for a fourth year in a row, though it was still lower than it was a decade ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

CRIMESTOPPERS: ‘Most wanted’ for the week of Jan. 29

CrimeStoppers’ weekly list based on information provided by police investigators

Police tape is shown in Toronto Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Statistics Canada says the country's crime rate ticked up again in 2018, for a fourth year in a row, though it was still lower than it was a decade ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
Lindsay Faas works as a clinical counsellor and director of ThriveLife Counselling & Wellness. (Photo: my.thrive-life.ca)

‘Scary’ nursing staff shortages concern clinical counsellor who works with first-responders

‘There’s been a couple of borderline hospital shutdowns I’ve heard about,’ says Fort Langley woman

Lindsay Faas works as a clinical counsellor and director of ThriveLife Counselling & Wellness. (Photo: my.thrive-life.ca)
Langley resident Franc Vrstovsek is “frustrated” with the growing population of rats and rodents and is looking for other safer alternatives. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Some rat poisons are no longer legal to buy or sell

Humane society wants stricter actions while residents look for alternatives

  • Jan 28, 2023
Langley resident Franc Vrstovsek is “frustrated” with the growing population of rats and rodents and is looking for other safer alternatives. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
A budget report to Langley City Council by Director of Corporate Services Darrin Leite (inset), to be presented to council at the Monday, Jan. 30 meeting, estimates residential taxes could go up 10 to 12 per cent. (Langley Advance Times file)

Langley City draft budget proposes 10 to 12 per cent tax increases

City ‘struggling’ with downloading by other levels of government: report

A budget report to Langley City Council by Director of Corporate Services Darrin Leite (inset), to be presented to council at the Monday, Jan. 30 meeting, estimates residential taxes could go up 10 to 12 per cent. (Langley Advance Times file)
Bill Rough is the owner of Langley-based Advance Pest Control. He has been in the industry for 11 years. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Getting rid of rats and mice? Some expert advice could help

In this multi-story series, the Advance Times shines a light on an…

  • Jan 28, 2023
Bill Rough is the owner of Langley-based Advance Pest Control. He has been in the industry for 11 years. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Vancouver Giants in action during their 3-1 victory over the Kelowna Rockets at home on Jan, 27. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Vancouver Giants in action during their 3-1 victory over the Kelowna Rockets at home on Jan, 27. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
A rat. (Black Press Media files)

IN OUR VIEW: Rats are too much like us

Adaptable, tough, clever, stubborn – sound like anyone you know?

  • Jan 28, 2023
A rat. (Black Press Media files)
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Extreme weather alert issued for Langley

Shelter offered at St. Andrews Anglican Church at 20955 Old Yale Rd.

  • Jan 28, 2023
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“Stephanie Bailey, animal care expert and owner of Eversong Woods Rattery, and Bryan Sullivan, director of upcoming documentary “Rat City,” work together with their furry co-stars on the film set. The documentary is premiering on Friday, Jan. 13 on CBC’s The Nature of Things. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Rats, camera, action: Langley resident gets creative in a new rat documentary

Stephanie Bailey, plays a key role in the upcoming CBC Documentary premiering on Friday, Jan. 13

“Stephanie Bailey, animal care expert and owner of Eversong Woods Rattery, and Bryan Sullivan, director of upcoming documentary “Rat City,” work together with their furry co-stars on the film set. The documentary is premiering on Friday, Jan. 13 on CBC’s The Nature of Things. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Rodent complaints investigated by Fraser Health in 2021 and 2022 by calendar year. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Fraser Health numbers show 500% increase in rodent related complaints in Langley

Community one of the ‘rattiest cities of Canada,’ recent report reveals

  • Jan 28, 2023
Rodent complaints investigated by Fraser Health in 2021 and 2022 by calendar year. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
All levels of jazz instrumentalists and vocalists are welcome to register for the Fort Langley workshop, which will take place Langley Community Music School on Sunday, March 26 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

LCMS and Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival join forces to support youth musicians

Workshop returns for 2023 with expanded full-day program on March 26

All levels of jazz instrumentalists and vocalists are welcome to register for the Fort Langley workshop, which will take place Langley Community Music School on Sunday, March 26 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Guests at the River Basin Days workshop at Campbell River Regional Park use a handheld microscope to study and draw the flora and fauna of the park. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Residents enjoy mother nature using all five senses

Langley residents had the opportunity to explore nature using all five senses…

Guests at the River Basin Days workshop at Campbell River Regional Park use a handheld microscope to study and draw the flora and fauna of the park. (Special to Langley Advance Times)