Aldergrove

Royal Canadian Legion Aldergrove Branch #265 2023 executive posed for a photo. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Membership is up at a ‘busy’ Royal Canadian Legion Aldergrove Branch

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the branch

 

Langley RCMP have identified a “person of interest” in the Jan. 15 fire that gutted a $1.1 million home under construction on 272nd Street near 16th Avenue. A 27-year-old Aldergrove man was brought in for questioning. No charges were laid, but the investigation was continuing. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Person of interest identified in Aldergrove house fire

27-year-old man questioned, but not charged, investigation is continuing, RCMP said

 

Langley Township firefighters, including Mike Piasecki, foreground, cooked up three alarm chili for Langley Meals on Wheels on Jan. 20. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Firefighters whip up ‘three alarm chili’ to help Langley Meals on Wheels

Charitable groups are making items for Firehouse Café in Aldergrove

 

Ernie Jantzen, founder of Clothes 2U, sorts through donations with volunteer Ana at the clothing drive event in Aldergrove. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Clothes 2 U drive brings gently used clothing to Aldergrove

Local founder Ernie Jantzen planning next one in White Rock

Ernie Jantzen, founder of Clothes 2U, sorts through donations with volunteer Ana at the clothing drive event in Aldergrove. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Frances Colebank of Abbotsford celebrated her 100th birthday on Jan. 6. (Special to Black Press Media)

Long-time Aldergrove woman celebrates 100th birthday

Frances Colebank now resides at Tabor Home in Abbotsford

  • Jan 18, 2023
Frances Colebank of Abbotsford celebrated her 100th birthday on Jan. 6. (Special to Black Press Media)
A 5,800 square foot home under construction in South Langley was gutted by fire on Sunday night. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Fire guts almost-finished home in South Aldergrove

Owner says family was a month away from moving in before fire struck

  • Jan 16, 2023
A 5,800 square foot home under construction in South Langley was gutted by fire on Sunday night. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Kodiaks Ryans Sullivan pursued Trappers Jacob Zaurrini during a previous meeting of the two Langley teams in October. A Dec. 29 Winter Classic rematch saw Trappers win 6-3, with penalties and power plays important factors. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times file)
Kodiaks Ryans Sullivan pursued Trappers Jacob Zaurrini during a previous meeting of the two Langley teams in October. A Dec. 29 Winter Classic rematch saw Trappers win 6-3, with penalties and power plays important factors. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times file)
Aldergrove Skating Club Novice Synchro team Icicles won silver at the 2022 BC/YT Synchro and Adult competition. (Special to Black Press Media)

Aldergrove Skating Club adds to medal haul

Competitors wrapped up 2022 with multiple wins

Aldergrove Skating Club Novice Synchro team Icicles won silver at the 2022 BC/YT Synchro and Adult competition. (Special to Black Press Media)
Aldergrove Bruins Luke Brake (centre) and Zach Phipps (left) and teammates won the Ridge Meadows Hometown Heroes tournament. (Brandon Tucker/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Aldergrove U15A1 Bruins take home gold from Hometown Heroes hockey tournament

Five U15 teams and 15 U13 teams gathered in Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge

  • Jan 9, 2023
Aldergrove Bruins Luke Brake (centre) and Zach Phipps (left) and teammates won the Ridge Meadows Hometown Heroes tournament. (Brandon Tucker/Black Press Media)
A mixed-use housing building under construction in Langley City on Dec. 5, 2023. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

IN OUR VIEW: A house is a home, not a bank

Seeing housing as an investment first isn’t good for our economy

  • Jan 9, 2023
A mixed-use housing building under construction in Langley City on Dec. 5, 2023. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Duane D.O. Gibson will be kicking off his third annual Black Canadian history school tour called Black Music 365 on Tuesday, Jan. 10, in Chilliwack. (Samantha Pickard/Special to The News)

Black history to be taught by rapper in Lower Mainland classrooms

Duane D.O. Gibson will be taking Black Music 365 across Canada

Duane D.O. Gibson will be kicking off his third annual Black Canadian history school tour called Black Music 365 on Tuesday, Jan. 10, in Chilliwack. (Samantha Pickard/Special to The News)
Images of Aldergrove’s Kathy Kim Le were on display at her funeral service, held Friday, Jan. 6. Le, 18, was trying to get home to her family on Christmas Eve when the bus she was riding in crashed, killing her and three other people. (Courtesy of Le family - used with permission)
Images of Aldergrove’s Kathy Kim Le were on display at her funeral service, held Friday, Jan. 6. Le, 18, was trying to get home to her family on Christmas Eve when the bus she was riding in crashed, killing her and three other people. (Courtesy of Le family - used with permission)
The Alder Grove Heritage Society and other education and history groups have posted condolences on their social media about the passing of Maureen Pepin. (Alder Grove Heritage Society Facebook)

Aldergrove educator and historian dies

Maureen Pepin taught for many years and was involved in many community initiatives

The Alder Grove Heritage Society and other education and history groups have posted condolences on their social media about the passing of Maureen Pepin. (Alder Grove Heritage Society Facebook)
A mud-splattered excavator was digging up the site of the Alder Grove Town Centre project on Wednesday, Jan. 4. Workers were preparing the site of the foundation of the large-scale project on the former Aldergrove mall site. The first three yet-to-be-completed buildings have been completely sold out. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Alder Grove Town Centre project foundations taking shape

Workers are preparing site of former mall for multi-building residential complex

A mud-splattered excavator was digging up the site of the Alder Grove Town Centre project on Wednesday, Jan. 4. Workers were preparing the site of the foundation of the large-scale project on the former Aldergrove mall site. The first three yet-to-be-completed buildings have been completely sold out. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Ernie Jantzen, founder of Clothes2U is a retired marketing professional. He has organized multiple clothing drives in Surrey, Mission, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, and Langley since 2002. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Local Aldergrove man hosts free clothing drive for community

Ernie Jantzen continues tradition of helping those in need

Ernie Jantzen, founder of Clothes2U is a retired marketing professional. He has organized multiple clothing drives in Surrey, Mission, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, and Langley since 2002. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Meals On Wheels Services Society executive director Shannon Woykin (left), chef Jessica Lemay (centre) and cafe co-ordinator Karen Long showed off some of the tempting treats Wednesday, Jan. 4, at the just-opened Firehouse Cafe at Aldergrove Community Station House in the 2900-block of 272nd Street. Funds raised by the venture support the non-profit Langley Meals On Wheels. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Langley Meals On Wheels Services Society executive director Shannon Woykin (left), chef Jessica Lemay (centre) and cafe co-ordinator Karen Long showed off some of the tempting treats Wednesday, Jan. 4, at the just-opened Firehouse Cafe at Aldergrove Community Station House in the 2900-block of 272nd Street. Funds raised by the venture support the non-profit Langley Meals On Wheels. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
The vegetable garden at the Aldergrove Community Station House, operated by Langley Meals on Wheels. (Langley Advance Times files)

Council considers reno for Aldergrove Station House

Upgrades to the Meals on Wheels HQ will be up for a vote later this year

The vegetable garden at the Aldergrove Community Station House, operated by Langley Meals on Wheels. (Langley Advance Times files)
(Langley Advance Times files)

Family of two-year-old bitten by bears sues Greater Vancouver Zoo

Child suffered broken bone, scarring, partially amputated finger, lawsuit claims

(Langley Advance Times files)
Brian Smith and Terry Hughes built a wheelchair ramp as part of the AOK Extreme Home Repair project in Langley City in 2021. (Langley Advance Times files)

Trained volunteers in high demand for home retrofit

Kindness group gearing up for next Extreme Home Repair later this spring

Brian Smith and Terry Hughes built a wheelchair ramp as part of the AOK Extreme Home Repair project in Langley City in 2021. (Langley Advance Times files)
A little extra money was handed out to two of Aldergrove’s food charities just ahead of Christmas thanks to the Rotary Club of Aldergrove. Rotarian Karen Long delivered the good news and a $1,000 donation to Tannis Percival at the Aldergrove Food Bank. (Special to The Star)

Rotary helps fill tummies during the holidays

In addition to helping light up Aldergrove, the Rotarians also donated to 2 local food charities

A little extra money was handed out to two of Aldergrove’s food charities just ahead of Christmas thanks to the Rotary Club of Aldergrove. Rotarian Karen Long delivered the good news and a $1,000 donation to Tannis Percival at the Aldergrove Food Bank. (Special to The Star)