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Scarecrow event given COVID twist

Scarecrow event given COVID twist

Art’s Nursery’s annual fall fundraiser, on the Langley-Surrey border, continues with some tweaks

Scarecrow event given COVID twist
Over 350 customers were waiting in line before Nordstrom Rack officially opened its doors Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. The first customer lined-up at 3 a.m. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)

PHOTOS: ‘We’ll definitely come back’, Langley Nordstrom Rack opening a hit

The luxury discount store is the first to open in British Columbia

Over 350 customers were waiting in line before Nordstrom Rack officially opened its doors Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. The first customer lined-up at 3 a.m. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)
Brad Kiendl, outgoing president of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce, explained changes to the annual business excellence awards. (Langley Advance Times files)

Lauding Langley businesses that go above and beyond during COVID

Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce morphs its annual excellence awards to reflect the pandemic

Brad Kiendl, outgoing president of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce, explained changes to the annual business excellence awards. (Langley Advance Times files)
Army & 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)

Discounter plans soft opening for Langley outlet

McFrugal’s Outlet had hoped for an Aug. 31 opening but it it now expected to be mid to late September

Army & 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)
Nordstrom Rack in Langley will open its doors to the public Sept. 17, 2020. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Sneak peek inside Nordstrom Rack Langley

The luxury discount store is the first in British Columbia, opens Thursday

Nordstrom Rack in Langley will open its doors to the public Sept. 17, 2020. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)
A new business toolbox helps grow resilience and investment opportunities in Langley Township. (Township of Langley screengrab)

Langley Township expands its toolbox to aid business startups

A new digital platform gives entrepreneurs more insight into local possibilities

  • Sep 15, 2020
A new business toolbox helps grow resilience and investment opportunities in Langley Township. (Township of Langley screengrab)
Secretary-treasurer Janet Andrews oversees this community for the New Westminster and District Labour Council, an umbrella organization of unions in the region. (Joshua Berson/Special to Black Press Media)

LANGLEY LABOUR DAY: Labour council says COVID-19 forever changed the workplace

Economic recovery a chance to make workplaces safer and more just, council says

Secretary-treasurer Janet Andrews oversees this community for the New Westminster and District Labour Council, an umbrella organization of unions in the region. (Joshua Berson/Special to Black Press Media)
Despite being a larger company, Joseph Richard Group with several restaurants in Langley, hasn’t been immune to the impact of COVID-19. (Search + Rescue Marketing Agency)

Hospitality workers in Langley hit hard by COVID-19

Restaurant and hotel industries rely on government aid to keep staff on payroll

Despite being a larger company, Joseph Richard Group with several restaurants in Langley, hasn’t been immune to the impact of COVID-19. (Search + Rescue Marketing Agency)
GUEST COLUMN: Couldn’t function in COVID without truckers

GUEST COLUMN: Couldn’t function in COVID without truckers

During national trucking week, Langley group spotlights what went into ensuring drivers keep rolling

  • Sep 5, 2020
GUEST COLUMN: Couldn’t function in COVID without truckers
Canopy Growth Corp. closed down its Aldergrove cannabis greenhouses back in March, but still operates a visitors centre in Ontario. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)

Canopy Growth intends to sell Aldergrove cannabis greenhouses

Six months after the local facilities were shuttered, and staff laid off, the property sits unused

Canopy Growth Corp. closed down its Aldergrove cannabis greenhouses back in March, but still operates a visitors centre in Ontario. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)
Artist’s impression of Genesis condominium project, proposed for area of planned SkyTrain station (City of Langley/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Selling the Skytrain connection: how a Langley City project promotes proximity to rapid transit

Project designed ‘in deference’ to planned station on 203 Street near Cascades Casino

Artist’s impression of Genesis condominium project, proposed for area of planned SkyTrain station (City of Langley/Special to Langley Advance Times)
MR.MIKES in Langley is hosting a community barbecue in benefit of Encompass Support Services Society on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020. (Google Maps)
MR.MIKES in Langley is hosting a community barbecue in benefit of Encompass Support Services Society on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020. (Google Maps)
Nordstrom Rack announces it will open to the public Sept. 17 at the site of the former Sears department store in Willowbrook Shopping Centre in Langley. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)

Langley Nordstrom Rack opening in September

The luxury discount store is the first in British Columbia

Nordstrom Rack announces it will open to the public Sept. 17 at the site of the former Sears department store in Willowbrook Shopping Centre in Langley. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)
Group publisher Lisa Farquharson has overseen the launch of Today’s Home a new online platform from Black Press Media. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)

Black Press Media’s new real estate platform helps you Find. Love. Live. that new home

New web portal launches for Langley and Abbotsford but watch for it to expand in the coming months

Group publisher Lisa Farquharson has overseen the launch of Today’s Home a new online platform from Black Press Media. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)
Staff have remained the same at the 28728 Fraser Hwy. store but the banner name has changed from Ace Hardware, to Rona. (Rona/Special to the Star)

Aberdeen’s Ace Hardware store unveils itself as newest Rona location

Staff marked the grand opening Aug. 13 with four days of sales

Staff have remained the same at the 28728 Fraser Hwy. store but the banner name has changed from Ace Hardware, to Rona. (Rona/Special to the Star)
$2 from every Teen Burger sold at A&W Restaurants across Canada will be donated to the MS Society of Canada on Thursday, Aug. 20. (Screengrab/Special to Black Press Media)

Local A&Ws operators rally to help beat MS

Annual burger event goes ahead, despite COVID, to help in the fight against multiple sclerosis

$2 from every Teen Burger sold at A&W Restaurants across Canada will be donated to the MS Society of Canada on Thursday, Aug. 20. (Screengrab/Special to Black Press Media)
Lisa Wilson, design studio manager at Newlands Golf and Country Club in Langley, sits at a wedding display on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Lisa Wilson, design studio manager at Newlands Golf and Country Club in Langley, sits at a wedding display on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
(Hearthstone Brewery/Facebook)

Otter Co-op expands to North Vancouver brewery and Abbotsford pub

Aldergrove-borne enterprise delves into hospitality realm with three new Angry Otter liquor stores

(Hearthstone Brewery/Facebook)
UPDATE: Familiar name McFrugal’s returns to Langley’s retail landscape

UPDATE: Familiar name McFrugal’s returns to Langley’s retail landscape

Discount store is opening in the former Army and Navy location. Aug. 31 opening delayed by paperwork

UPDATE: Familiar name McFrugal’s returns to Langley’s retail landscape
A cannabis plant. (From Kelowna Capital News)

Langley cannabis business hopes for boutique success

Start small and grow is the aim of Glen Valley Cannabis

A cannabis plant. (From Kelowna Capital News)