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This rendering shows the entrance to Bakerview Memorial Gardens Cemetery, off 272nd Street in south Aldergrove. (Bakerview/Special to The Star)

New cemetery in Aldergrove open for business

272nd Street facility has been in planning stages for more than a decade

  • Jul 21, 2022
More than 100 cars were featured at the annual car show held at Neighbour Neighbourhood Auto Glass and Upholstery. G Kalsi, the owner raises money throughout the year to help families during the Christmas time. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Summer car show on Surrey/Langley border raises money for Christmas campaign

Local businessman started a car show back in 2015 to let customers showcase their autos

Alpacas at a shearing in Langley in April. (Langley Advance Times files)

Farm survey seeks info on Langley Township’s agricultural sector

Survey will run through much of the summer

  • Jul 21, 2022
Sean Tilstra, vice-president of Langley’s Wesmont Homes, gave the Langley Advance Times a tour on Wednesday, July 20, of the 2022 PNE Prize home his company constructed in a new Langley neighbourhood. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Sean Tilstra, vice-president of Langley’s Wesmont Homes, gave the Langley Advance Times a tour on Wednesday, July 20, of the 2022 PNE Prize home his company constructed in a new Langley neighbourhood. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
A demolition crew worker removed light fixtures from Aldergrove Mall recently. A new residential and commercial project, Alder Grove Town Centre will be built on the site at 272nd Street and Fraser Highway. (Dan Ferguson/Black Press Media)

Demolition is underway to transform Aldergrove’s core

Permits approved for four buildings on former mall site

  • Jul 19, 2022
A demolition crew worker removed light fixtures from Aldergrove Mall recently. A new residential and commercial project, Alder Grove Town Centre will be built on the site at 272nd Street and Fraser Highway. (Dan Ferguson/Black Press Media)
Matthew Purdy, store owner with his four-year-old daughter, unveiled the new dino display. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Matthew Purdy, store owner with his four-year-old daughter, unveiled the new dino display. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Robin McIntosh is president of the Aldergrove Fair and speaks to efforts to make it into a week-long community-wide event. (Special to The Star)

Week-long lead up to Aldergrove Fair

New this year, a few events ahead of main festivities

Robin McIntosh is president of the Aldergrove Fair and speaks to efforts to make it into a week-long community-wide event. (Special to The Star)
A Langley Starbucks is one of two on Fraser Highway that have unionized in the last month. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Starbucks coffee shops unionize in Langley, Surrey

The barristas at two coffee shops in Clayton Heights and Langley City are joining the Steelworkers

A Langley Starbucks is one of two on Fraser Highway that have unionized in the last month. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
A new aerial art display at McBurney Plaza in downtown Langley City will be unveiled on Monday, July 4. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: McBurney Plaza given a new artsy touch

Unveiling of new Langley City art aerial art display is set for Monday, July 4

A new aerial art display at McBurney Plaza in downtown Langley City will be unveiled on Monday, July 4. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Hundreds came through the Langley Career and Post-Secondary Education Event, hosted by Black Press Media last Thursday at Langley Events Centre. (Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Black Press career fair well attended

Hundreds gathered at Langley event to learn about employment and educational options

Hundreds came through the Langley Career and Post-Secondary Education Event, hosted by Black Press Media last Thursday at Langley Events Centre. (Black Press Media)
Dozens of colourful umbrellas, hanging upside down in McBurney Plaza, served as a unique aerial art display last summer. Now, a new display is being installed this week. (CK Wright Photography/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Aerial display unveiling: Look to the skies in downtown Langley

City and business association install new overhead artistic exhibit in McBurney Plaza this week

Dozens of colourful umbrellas, hanging upside down in McBurney Plaza, served as a unique aerial art display last summer. Now, a new display is being installed this week. (CK Wright Photography/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Shoppers enter the main Otter Co-op store on Wednesday, June 8. After a record year of sales, members will be getting close to $6 million in profit sharing. (Dan Ferguson/Black Press Media)

Despite pandemic challenges, 100-year-old Otter Co-op returns millions to members

Board of directors approved the patronage reimbursement of $5.9 million based on 2021 purchases

  • Jun 9, 2022
Shoppers enter the main Otter Co-op store on Wednesday, June 8. After a record year of sales, members will be getting close to $6 million in profit sharing. (Dan Ferguson/Black Press Media)
Mike Patterson (centre left) and Michael Hodgson (centre right) worked with KPU brewing instructors such as Emily Kokonas (left) and Jon Howe (right) before graduating and working in the industry. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley brewing students bring home bronze medal

Beer developed by two KPU students among the 16,000 entries from across Canada

Mike Patterson (centre left) and Michael Hodgson (centre right) worked with KPU brewing instructors such as Emily Kokonas (left) and Jon Howe (right) before graduating and working in the industry. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Lisa Farquharson, the Advance Times publisher, is also past president of the BCYCNA, and she’s proud of her teams efforts – including the awards they received on May 14.(Craig Hodges/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley Advance Times receives provincial accolades

The weekly ‘At Your Service’ feature garners a silver award from our B.C. media peers

Lisa Farquharson, the Advance Times publisher, is also past president of the BCYCNA, and she’s proud of her teams efforts – including the awards they received on May 14.(Craig Hodges/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Adam Harris and Mellisha Fehr of Slow Bottle Sunday. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Langley Home Show returns with large first-day crowds

More than 100 vendors participating in a three-day event at George Preston Rec Centre

Adam Harris and Mellisha Fehr of Slow Bottle Sunday. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
This Brookswood home is part of a $2.5-million prize package. It comes complete with a two-bedroom legal basement suite and much more. (Hometown Heroes Lottery/Special to Langley Advance Times)

PHOTOS: Brookswood smart house part of Hometown Heroes Lottery

A Langley prize home is the primary part of $2.5M package currently up for grabs

This Brookswood home is part of a $2.5-million prize package. It comes complete with a two-bedroom legal basement suite and much more. (Hometown Heroes Lottery/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Downtown Langley Business Association’s executive director Teri James showed off the two industry trophies presented to Langley for its picnic program. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Picnic project earns Langley business organization provincial accolades

Sources Langley Food Bank benefits from award-winning, COVID-related restaurant initiative

Downtown Langley Business Association’s executive director Teri James showed off the two industry trophies presented to Langley for its picnic program. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Bike technician Isaiah Groom checked over customers’ bicycles at Cranky’s Bike Shop in Aldergrove on Tuesday. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Aldergrove bike shop turning a corner after pandemic cycling frenzy

Supply-chain issues still impacting Cranky’s bicycle inventory, but demand has also dropped

  • May 14, 2022
Bike technician Isaiah Groom checked over customers’ bicycles at Cranky’s Bike Shop in Aldergrove on Tuesday. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Brookswood Mills is a upscale community being built near a private lake located between the South Langley neighbourhoods of Fernridge and Brookswood. (Vesta/Langley Advance Times)

Langley builders scoop up industry kudos

Brookswood Mills was one of the projects that earned multiple homebuilder awards in the region

  • May 14, 2022
Brookswood Mills is a upscale community being built near a private lake located between the South Langley neighbourhoods of Fernridge and Brookswood. (Vesta/Langley Advance Times)
Derrick Pelley was recently elected the new president of the Aldergrove Business Association. (Special to The Star)

Aldergrove Business Association looks to grow community ties

Group’s new president reveals plans for the coming year

Derrick Pelley was recently elected the new president of the Aldergrove Business Association. (Special to The Star)