Agriculture

Township of Langley urges residents to buy local

Township of Langley urges residents to buy local

From farmers to mom and pop stores, Mayor Jack Froese commends Langley’s economy

Township of Langley urges residents to buy local
Hubert Pomerleau picks Red Delicious apples from an orchard in Summerland in this 2016 photo. This year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, fruit growers throughout British Columbia will face additional challenges. (Summerland Review file photo)

B.C. orchardists face challenges from COVID-19 pandemic

Physical distancing and availability of workers will affect fruit growing operations and harvest

Hubert Pomerleau picks Red Delicious apples from an orchard in Summerland in this 2016 photo. This year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, fruit growers throughout British Columbia will face additional challenges. (Summerland Review file photo)
Marcel Groleau, President of the Union des Producteurs Agricoles and Mary Robinson, president of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture take part in a news conference, Tuesday, February 25, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

VIDEO: Feds warned agricultural sector near ‘tipping point’ due to blockades

Canadian Federation of Agriculture points to lack of propane and feed due to Coastal GasLink dispute

Marcel Groleau, President of the Union des Producteurs Agricoles and Mary Robinson, president of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture take part in a news conference, Tuesday, February 25, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand
Photo courtesy of Katie Hogan.

Over a dozen birds found mysteriously dead on rural B.C road

Ministry of Agriculture notified of the strange occurrence on No. 4 Road in Abbotsford

Photo courtesy of Katie Hogan.
About 30 students from Guildford Park Secondary are heading to the upcoming engAGe event in Vancouver, an event geared towards growing the future of agriculture. (Submitted)

Engaging youth key to sustainable future in agriculture, says B.C. teacher

engAGe event in Vancouver exposing students to world of career opportunities in agriculture industry

About 30 students from Guildford Park Secondary are heading to the upcoming engAGe event in Vancouver, an event geared towards growing the future of agriculture. (Submitted)
Peter Awram with Worker Bee Honey Company shows agriculture minister Lana Popham how their machine works to detect fraudulent honey. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

Automated honey extraction system to help B.C.’s beekeeping industry

The B.C. agri-tech project will receive $170,320 in funding to build prototype

Peter Awram with Worker Bee Honey Company shows agriculture minister Lana Popham how their machine works to detect fraudulent honey. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)
Flappy, a lost Muscovy duck, with Drew Harknes of LAPS. LAPS is looking for a home for the stray waterfowl. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Flappy the duck up for adoption at Langley animal shelter

It’s not just dogs and cats at the Aldergrove shelter

Flappy, a lost Muscovy duck, with Drew Harknes of LAPS. LAPS is looking for a home for the stray waterfowl. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Flappy, a lost Muscovy duck, with Drew Harknes of LAPS. LAPS is looking for a home for the stray waterfowl. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Flappy the duck up for adoption at Langley animal shelter

It’s not just dogs and cats at the Aldergrove shelter

Flappy, a lost Muscovy duck, with Drew Harknes of LAPS. LAPS is looking for a home for the stray waterfowl. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
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$2.9 million judgment in Langley blueberry farm sabotage lawsuit

The new owners saw most of their farm ruined just as they took possession

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Weedkiller sabotage claimed in Langley blueberry farm lawsuit

Weedkiller sabotage claimed in Langley blueberry farm lawsuit

The owners of a Langley farm are suing over the death of their crops

Weedkiller sabotage claimed in Langley blueberry farm lawsuit
Langley fly larvae processing plant hit by fire

Langley fly larvae processing plant hit by fire

A mechanical fire was quickly doused by firefighters Saturday

Langley fly larvae processing plant hit by fire
Cowichan style wine and marble with the Zanatta siblings

Cowichan style wine and marble with the Zanatta siblings

Loretta and Ivo Zanatta carry on family traditions with two separate businesses

  • Sep 23, 2019
Cowichan style wine and marble with the Zanatta siblings
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Cannabis processing plant proposed for North Langley

The plant is proposed for the industrial area near the Golden Ears Bridge

(Photo: Unsplash)
The language of scent

The language of scent

Harvesting and crafting botanicals to create beauty products

  • Aug 21, 2019
The language of scent
Province holds power over Langley’s pot farming bylaw

Province holds power over Langley’s pot farming bylaw

The Township will wait for Ministry of Agriculture approval

Province holds power over Langley’s pot farming bylaw
Alanah Fuduric and her five-month-old daughter Charlie, and Alanah’s mom Cathy Fichter on the site where they plan to place a modular home for Cathy and her husband to live close to the rest of the family. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley family caught in ALR rule change now relieved at government reprieve

Families can again bring relatives into modular homes on ALR land – for now

Alanah Fuduric and her five-month-old daughter Charlie, and Alanah’s mom Cathy Fichter on the site where they plan to place a modular home for Cathy and her husband to live close to the rest of the family. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Island View Nursery is expecting workers in hazmat suits to conduct further tests Wednesday after a contaminated plant was discovered at the Central Saanich business. (B.C. Hazmat Management/Facebook)

B.C. nursery under quarantine after spores found on single plant

Infected plant believed to have come from the U.S., through mainland supplier

Island View Nursery is expecting workers in hazmat suits to conduct further tests Wednesday after a contaminated plant was discovered at the Central Saanich business. (B.C. Hazmat Management/Facebook)
Cathy Ficther, her daughter Alanah Fuduric, and Charlie, five months old. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Minister promises changes on ALC housing rules that stymied Langley family

The three-generation Langley family has been in limbo over placing a modular home for grandparents

Cathy Ficther, her daughter Alanah Fuduric, and Charlie, five months old. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Alanah Fuduric and her five-month-old daughter Charlie, and Alanah’s mom Cathy Fichter on the site where they were hoping to place a modular home for Cathy and her husband to live close to the rest of the family. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley family in limbo as ALR rule changes mean no second home for grandparents

The family is one of dozens facing changed regulations on farmland housing

Alanah Fuduric and her five-month-old daughter Charlie, and Alanah’s mom Cathy Fichter on the site where they were hoping to place a modular home for Cathy and her husband to live close to the rest of the family. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Leo Benne, chief growing officer of Zenabis, with the converted shipping container that will become a testbed for a vertical cannabis farm. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Vertical farming for cannabis gets trial run in Langley

Grower Zenabis will start with industrial hemp and may move to commercial marijuana

Leo Benne, chief growing officer of Zenabis, with the converted shipping container that will become a testbed for a vertical cannabis farm. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)