Local Business

A cannabis firm with a major operation in Langley is selling off a vegetable and flower growing subdivision. (Black Press Media files)

Cannabis grower Zenabis sells Langley-based Bevo

The split leaves Bevo as Zenabis’s local landlord

Toni Burnham, president of DC Beekeepers Alliance, checks on the health of a honey bee colony where DC Water keeps four beehives on the rooftop of one of its buildings in Washington. (Jahi Chikwendiu/Special to The Star)

Latest government funding to benefit bee health in B.C.

Each project is eligible to receive up to $5,000 to fund projects enhancing bee health

Tourism Langley Christmas December 2020 gift boxes were a sold-out success, the agency reported (file)

Tourism Langley gift boxes were a hit

Following sellout, there are plans to do more this year

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Sweet – chef’s gingerbread creation a tribute to Fort Langley Community Hall

Gingerbread hall will be the start of annual tradition for bakery

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(The Canadian Press)

Record-shattering December caps unexpected year in Fraser Valley real estate

A total of 31,693 new listings were received by the board in 2020, an increase of 3.7 per cent

(The Canadian Press)
Oregon Spotted Frog (Greater Vancouver Zoo/Special to the Aldergrove Star)

Greater Vancouver Zoo remains dedicated to local and global conservation efforts

2020 saw release of 505 adult Oregon spotted frogs, 1,458 tadpoles, and 146 western painted turtles

Oregon Spotted Frog (Greater Vancouver Zoo/Special to the Aldergrove Star)
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Sources Langley Food Bank representatives Leslie Clarke and Jaye Murray received a donation from IPEX. Presenting the donation were Mike Waddell, production manager, and plant manager Robb J. McKenzie. (IPEX photo/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley piping business shows holiday spirit with food bank donation

IPEX, with a branch on Duncan Way, wanted to support communities where its employees live and work

Sources Langley Food Bank representatives Leslie Clarke and Jaye Murray received a donation from IPEX. Presenting the donation were Mike Waddell, production manager, and plant manager Robb J. McKenzie. (IPEX photo/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Tourism Langley’s Erinn Kredba and Daniella Potesta show off a great last-minute gift idea that will speak to the craft beer fans out there, while also promoting local businesses. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Local gift ideas for collectors, coffee fans and comforter seekers

Last-minute gift suggestions also boost local businesses

Tourism Langley’s Erinn Kredba and Daniella Potesta show off a great last-minute gift idea that will speak to the craft beer fans out there, while also promoting local businesses. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Long lines have prompted Christmas at Williams Park organizers to make reservation option online. (Mariana Aramburu/Special to The Star)

Christmas at Williams Park sold out

Organizers ask people not to come if they don’t already have a reservation this weekend

Long lines have prompted Christmas at Williams Park organizers to make reservation option online. (Mariana Aramburu/Special to The Star)
The Passionate Home owner Carrie Thachuk, seen here in her Langley City store in McBurney Plaza on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, is selling a lot more than she used to over the internet (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

It could be a good Boxing Day for Langley merchants

Online shopping and a closed U.S. border could mean more business for local stores

The Passionate Home owner Carrie Thachuk, seen here in her Langley City store in McBurney Plaza on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, is selling a lot more than she used to over the internet (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
B&B Contracting is holding a social media campaign that will raise money for food banks in Langley and Surrey. (B&B Contracting Instagram)

Area contractor using social media campaign to help Langley and Surrey food banks

People have until 5 p.m. Saturday to take part by visiting Instagram post.

  • Dec 11, 2020
B&B Contracting is holding a social media campaign that will raise money for food banks in Langley and Surrey. (B&B Contracting Instagram)
The BC Agricultural Research & Development Corp. can help farmers and ranchers look after waterways on their properties. (ARDCorp./Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley farmers get help to keep creeks healthy

A provincial agency works with farmers and ranchers, recently helping some on Bertrand Creek

The BC Agricultural Research & Development Corp. can help farmers and ranchers look after waterways on their properties. (ARDCorp./Special to the Langley Advance Times)
The South Surrey ‘Underground House’ includes skylights and just one side ‘window’ – this glass door that leads out to a patio. (Contributed photo)

PHOTOS: South Surrey ‘underground house’ set to go up for sale

‘Unassuming’ John Kay-designed home include skylights, just one window

The South Surrey ‘Underground House’ includes skylights and just one side ‘window’ – this glass door that leads out to a patio. (Contributed photo)
Army and Navy was in business for more than a century but closed earlier this year, citing COVID-19 as the cause. The space at Langley Mall has been taken over by McFrugal’s Discount Outlet. (Lisa Farquharson/Black Press Media)

Few closures as Langley businesses battle COVID-19 downturn

Smaller, Canadian chains among casualties locally

Army and Navy was in business for more than a century but closed earlier this year, citing COVID-19 as the cause. The space at Langley Mall has been taken over by McFrugal’s Discount Outlet. (Lisa Farquharson/Black Press Media)
Travis Keyworth and Arnold Tobler, co-owners of Farm Country Brewing, launched a collaborative craft beer that will benefit Langley hospice. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Brew being poured in aid of Langley hospice

A team of four craft breweries and an area pub come together for charities

Travis Keyworth and Arnold Tobler, co-owners of Farm Country Brewing, launched a collaborative craft beer that will benefit Langley hospice. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
John LaGourgue, vice president of corporate development at Grande West. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

Aldergrove transit company expands south while exploring greener technology

Grande West announced new American facility and will have an electric bus on the road in 2021

John LaGourgue, vice president of corporate development at Grande West. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
Langley Township businesses are invited to take a brief online survey about the impact of COVID-19? (Township survey website)

Langley Township’s annual Business Walks go high tech

Unable to visit businesses in person, the Township checked in with local operations online

Langley Township businesses are invited to take a brief online survey about the impact of COVID-19? (Township survey website)
Fava Beans. (Cassie Plotnikoff/Special to The Star)

Aldergrove seed cooperative trying to keep up with demanding market

Program urges local producers to grow more varieties of fruit and vegetable for seed use

Fava Beans. (Cassie Plotnikoff/Special to The Star)
A sleigh-riding Santa inside The Christmas Store at the Potters nursery in Cloverdale. (submitted photo)

Cloverdale’s huge ‘Christmas Store’ has opened for the season inside nursery

Temporary store on the Surrey/Langley border is 28,000 square feet in size

A sleigh-riding Santa inside The Christmas Store at the Potters nursery in Cloverdale. (submitted photo)
Joseph Richards Group, which operates 25 restaurants, pubs, and establishments in the Lower Mainland – including several in Langley – was presented with a collaboration award from the chamber. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Resilient Langley businesses lauded for their COVID twists

Langley chamber of commerce held its annual business award, but morphed it into a ‘community edition’

Joseph Richards Group, which operates 25 restaurants, pubs, and establishments in the Lower Mainland – including several in Langley – was presented with a collaboration award from the chamber. (Special to Langley Advance Times)