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The first cruise ship of the 2019 season – the Celebrity Eclipse – docks in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

Tourism spending in Canada dropped by almost 50 per cent in 2020

Tourism-related jobs dropped by almost 29 per cent

The first cruise ship of the 2019 season – the Celebrity Eclipse – docks in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
Brad Kiendl is president of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley group has been the voice of business for 90 years

The Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce anniversary celebration will be done via Zoom

Brad Kiendl is president of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce. (Langley Advance Times files)
Downtown Aldergrove (Aldergrove Star files)

Aldergrove Business Association encouraging clean storefronts with spring contest

$500 goes to the business with the most photos of them sweeping, dusting, or tidying

Downtown Aldergrove (Aldergrove Star files)
Fraser Valley Real Estate Board president Chris Shields

Langley realtors helping fill empty pantries

Fraser Valley Real Estate Board makes a $5,400 donation to a local food bank

  • Mar 25, 2021
Fraser Valley Real Estate Board president Chris Shields
An effort to showcase just a handful of Langley’s Heroes in Education has drawn the attention of B.C. media, and has the team at the Langley Advance Times on the shortlist for industry accolades next month.

B.C. peers shortlist Langley Advance Times for industry accolades

Special section spotlighting Langley’s heroes in education earns media outlet provincial attention

An effort to showcase just a handful of Langley’s Heroes in Education has drawn the attention of B.C. media, and has the team at the Langley Advance Times on the shortlist for industry accolades next month.
After a series of delays, the move by Adrian’s at the Airport restaurant into new premises finally happened on Sunday, March 14, and owner Demetre Exarhopoulus, seen here inside the new restaurant, was relieved (Langley Advance Times file)
After a series of delays, the move by Adrian’s at the Airport restaurant into new premises finally happened on Sunday, March 14, and owner Demetre Exarhopoulus, seen here inside the new restaurant, was relieved (Langley Advance Times file)
Vesta Properties’ Latimer Heights project in north Willoughby is up for a series of awards from the Homebuilders Association Vancouver – 10 in total.  (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley builders make awards shortlists

Number of local developers and contractors among the Georgie and HAVAN 2021 finalists

Vesta Properties’ Latimer Heights project in north Willoughby is up for a series of awards from the Homebuilders Association Vancouver – 10 in total.  (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
On Friday, March 19, 2021, Lisa Dew announced Lisa’s School of Dance will be closing its doors after suffering financial loss as result of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Lisa’s Dance Studio/Facebook)

Lisa’s School of Dance closing after 35 years in Langley

Small business suffered financial long-term loss as a result of the pandemic

On Friday, March 19, 2021, Lisa Dew announced Lisa’s School of Dance will be closing its doors after suffering financial loss as result of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Lisa’s Dance Studio/Facebook)
A 2020 Ford Explorer and Ford F-150 were donated to KPU’s auto training program, based in Cloverdale. (Special to Black Press Media)

Dam’s Ford gifts trucks to KPU

Flood-damaged Ford vehicles donated to Kwantlen’s auto training students in Cloverdale

A 2020 Ford Explorer and Ford F-150 were donated to KPU’s auto training program, based in Cloverdale. (Special to Black Press Media)
Victoria’s Fairmont Empress hotel closed for three months in late 2020, early 2021, to undergo renovations in leveraging slower hotel traffic because of COVID-19 restrictions. A new report from Statistics Canada find many businesses in the accommodation and food services sector are bracing for another tough year. (Courtesy of Fairmont Empress hotel)

Survey finds Canada’s hospitality industry has low expectations for year ahead

Almost 87 per cent of businesses in accommodation and food services report lower revenues in 2020

Victoria’s Fairmont Empress hotel closed for three months in late 2020, early 2021, to undergo renovations in leveraging slower hotel traffic because of COVID-19 restrictions. A new report from Statistics Canada find many businesses in the accommodation and food services sector are bracing for another tough year. (Courtesy of Fairmont Empress hotel)
How hot is the Langley real estate market? Realtor Suki Bahi said she has never seen anything like it. On Monday, March 15, 2021, this Walnut Grove detached strata sold for $1.32 million, $500,000 over the asking price. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

How hot is the Langley housing market? A house just sold for $500,000 over the asking price

Bidding was fueled by seniors ‘seeking alternatives to care homes’, realtor says

How hot is the Langley real estate market? Realtor Suki Bahi said she has never seen anything like it. On Monday, March 15, 2021, this Walnut Grove detached strata sold for $1.32 million, $500,000 over the asking price. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A flowering cannabis plant is seen in Langley, B.C., on October 9, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward

Zenabis completes sale of Langley’s Bevo, but remains a tenant

The cannabis company is still growing in local greenhouses

A flowering cannabis plant is seen in Langley, B.C., on October 9, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward
Proceeds from 99 cent bottles of hand sanitizer from Super Save Gas to the Aldergrove Food Bank. (Special to The Star)

Residents support Aldergrove Food Bank by buying hand sanitizer

Super Save Gas on Fraser Highway is donating all proceeds from bottles sold

Proceeds from 99 cent bottles of hand sanitizer from Super Save Gas to the Aldergrove Food Bank. (Special to The Star)
Personal protective equipment is seen in the COVID-19 intensive care unit at St. Paul’s hospital in downtown Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

$16.9 million invested to improve worker safety and strengthen B.C. food supply chain

Money to be used for social distancing, personal protective equipment, cleaning, and air circulation

Personal protective equipment is seen in the COVID-19 intensive care unit at St. Paul’s hospital in downtown Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
After a series of construction setbacks, a move by Adrian’s at the Airport restaurant into new premises is finally about to happen, owner Demetre Exarhopoulus said. He was on the second-floor outdoor patio of the new restaurant, overlooking the old Adrian’s which was being demolished on Wednesday, Feb. 17 (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Adrian’s at the Airport owner says the new Langley premises are just a few weeks from opening

Demetre Exarhopoulos said only a few ‘small things’ need to be done, then inspectors have to approve

After a series of construction setbacks, a move by Adrian’s at the Airport restaurant into new premises is finally about to happen, owner Demetre Exarhopoulus said. He was on the second-floor outdoor patio of the new restaurant, overlooking the old Adrian’s which was being demolished on Wednesday, Feb. 17 (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Otter Co-op liquor store in Aldergrove. (Aldergrove Star files)

Otter Co-op set to acquire Liquor Depot, Liquor Barn and Wine Cellar stores

Transaction is expected to close on March 31, and could bring an additional $85 million in sales

Otter Co-op liquor store in Aldergrove. (Aldergrove Star files)
Canopy has sold its Aldergrove greenhouse (Langley Advance Times file)

Canopy sells Aldergrove and Delta greenhouses at a loss

They went for $40.7 million, filing in the U.S. reveals

Canopy has sold its Aldergrove greenhouse (Langley Advance Times file)
Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce’s virtual dinner meeting, on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 4:30 p.m., will include presentations from Langley East MLA Megan Dykeman and Langley MLA Andrew Mercier. (File)
Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce’s virtual dinner meeting, on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 4:30 p.m., will include presentations from Langley East MLA Megan Dykeman and Langley MLA Andrew Mercier. (File)
Widening of the Trans-Canada Highway from 216th to 264th Streets is a “sticking point” for Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce vice-president Ken Dennis. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Black Press Media)

Highway 1 expansion remains a ‘sticking point’ for Langley chamber

SkyTrain expansion and transit to Gloucester are also at the forefront

Widening of the Trans-Canada Highway from 216th to 264th Streets is a “sticking point” for Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce vice-president Ken Dennis. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Black Press Media)
The Langley chamber of commerce took part in a 1961 community parade. (Langley Advance Times files)

Organization always part of community

90th anniversary: History of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce traces back to 1931

The Langley chamber of commerce took part in a 1961 community parade. (Langley Advance Times files)