Aldergrove

Kerington Franklin, a 12-year-old student at Betty Gilbert Middle School, made a three-headed dragon out of pipe-cleaners. (Special to The Star)

12-year-old Aldergrove artist crafts three-headed dragon out of pipe-cleaners

Kerington Franklin is inspired by terrifying creatures and can spend a whole month on one project

Kerington Franklin, a 12-year-old student at Betty Gilbert Middle School, made a three-headed dragon out of pipe-cleaners. (Special to The Star)
AGHS president Tami Quiring and Kurt Langmann showing off his recent donation. (Scott White/Special to The Star)

Former Star editor donates decades worth of microfilm to Alder Grove Heritage Society

President Tami Quiring said Kurt Langmann’s donation will aid in research and community preservation

AGHS president Tami Quiring and Kurt Langmann showing off his recent donation. (Scott White/Special to The Star)
The 12th Annual Aldergrove Fair Car Show is happening Friday, July 16. (Special to The Star)

Aldergrove Fair Car Show and Shine hits the streets Friday, July 16

Car show started in 2009 as a kick off for the fair, which will occur later at the end of August

The 12th Annual Aldergrove Fair Car Show is happening Friday, July 16. (Special to The Star)
Aldergrove border crossing. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

Traffic decreased by 92 per cent at Aldergrove border crossing during pandemic

Between March 2020 and May 2021, Aldergrove crossing processed more than 100,000 vehicles

  • Jul 5, 2021
Aldergrove border crossing. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
Otter Co-op Outdoor Experience Waterpark is back open to the public. (Special to The Star)

Langley Township expands time and sessions at Aldergrove waterpark

Otter Co-op Outdoor Experience has increased the length and times families can attend

Otter Co-op Outdoor Experience Waterpark is back open to the public. (Special to The Star)
Books on the shelves of the Fraser Valley Regional Library branch in Langley City. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

In Our View: Books can fill a quiet summer

Reading has many positive impacts, including being really enjoyable

  • Jul 3, 2021
Books on the shelves of the Fraser Valley Regional Library branch in Langley City. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
A team of volunteers outside of FreshCo in Aldergrove are collecting donations for the displaced wildfire victims of Lytton. (Special to The Star)

Donation collection for displaced Lytton residents happening outside Aldergrove FreshCo

People can bring toiletries, pet food, and other items to black trailer until 5 p.m.

A team of volunteers outside of FreshCo in Aldergrove are collecting donations for the displaced wildfire victims of Lytton. (Special to The Star)
Greater Vancouver Zoo marketing manager Cody Gampe shows off a Coelophysis, a dinosaur that’s part of the new Mesozoic Adventure. (Matthew Claxton/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Greater Vancouver Zoo takes a page out of Jurassic Park’s playbook

New Mesozoic Adventure features 12 animatronic dinosaurs, excavation area, museum, and gift shop

Greater Vancouver Zoo marketing manager Cody Gampe shows off a Coelophysis, a dinosaur that’s part of the new Mesozoic Adventure. (Matthew Claxton/Black Press Media)
Baloo, an English Mastiff who won Aldergrove hearts last spring is doing well. (Special to The Star)

Dream Vacation Lottery winner can choose between cash or travel voucher

Langley Animal Protection Society’s annual fundraiser is on now until July 17

Baloo, an English Mastiff who won Aldergrove hearts last spring is doing well. (Special to The Star)
Keats Camp has a number of activities such as rope climbing. (Special to The Star)

Eric Woodward Foundation offers scholarships to helps kids attend Keats Camp

Township of Langley children in grades 6 to 12 are invited to apply

Keats Camp has a number of activities such as rope climbing. (Special to The Star)
Hundreds took to the streets on July 1 to take in the Aldergrove Canada Day parade. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

VIDEO: Aldergrove celebrates Canada Day with parade, Kwantlen performances

Hundreds watched patriotic floats while Indigenous dances and talks were shared at Aldergrove Plaza

Hundreds took to the streets on July 1 to take in the Aldergrove Canada Day parade. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
Donations are pouring in at the Shulus Community Arena in Lower Nicola for Lytton evacuees. Everything from food to clothes to bedding is being donated by locals. (Michael Rodriguez/Black Press Media)

Langley can help displaced Lytton residents with cash donation

Tourism Langley is opening their doors, July 2 and 5, and accepting donations after devastating fire

Donations are pouring in at the Shulus Community Arena in Lower Nicola for Lytton evacuees. Everything from food to clothes to bedding is being donated by locals. (Michael Rodriguez/Black Press Media)
Ally Gallagher’s chalk submission of the children in her neighbourhood working together is the winner of a chalk drawing contest that was open to Aldergrove residents. (Special to The Star)

Young Aldergrove artists who work together, win together

Real estate agent Victoria Mejia chose winners of chalk contest, who will receive a bouncy castle

Ally Gallagher’s chalk submission of the children in her neighbourhood working together is the winner of a chalk drawing contest that was open to Aldergrove residents. (Special to The Star)
A cougar was recorded on a home security system in Aldergrove at 33 Ave and 266a Street. (Screenshot)

Cougar recorded on home security system in Aldergrove

Wildcat was spotted in driveway at 33 Ave and 266a Street overnight on June 28

A cougar was recorded on a home security system in Aldergrove at 33 Ave and 266a Street. (Screenshot)
Rotary Lottery sales kicked off in person at Aldergrove Plaza on Canada day. (Pauline Buck/Special to The Star)

In-person Rotary lottery draw ticket sales will happen weekends around Langley

As of June’s end, the jackpot has reached $46,060

Rotary Lottery sales kicked off in person at Aldergrove Plaza on Canada day. (Pauline Buck/Special to The Star)
Volunteers sort donations at the Prime family’s annual bottle drive in Langley on Saturday, June 26, to raise funds to fight juvenile arthritis. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Volunteers sort donations at the Prime family’s annual bottle drive in Langley on Saturday, June 26, to raise funds to fight juvenile arthritis. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Full Bloom Lavender Farm in Aldergrove is truly in full bloom and offering tours. (@pickupsmilesphotography/Special to The Star)

Aldergrove lavender farm blossoms amid high heat

Full Bloom is currently open for walking tours and shopping

Full Bloom Lavender Farm in Aldergrove is truly in full bloom and offering tours. (@pickupsmilesphotography/Special to The Star)
Long lings were the norm at Aldergrove’s Otter Co-op Outdoor Experience Waterpark pre COVID-19 pandemic. (Aldergrove Star files)

Sweltering heat leads to few spots available at Aldergrove waterslides

Demand is high as Otter Co-op Outdoor Experience Waterpark reopens from COVID-19 restrictions

Long lings were the norm at Aldergrove’s Otter Co-op Outdoor Experience Waterpark pre COVID-19 pandemic. (Aldergrove Star files)
Aldergrove rollerblader Zach Choboter made some new friends on his cross country journey. (Special to The Star)

Aldergrove ‘bee blader’ befriends bovine on his cross-country journey

Zach Choboter is raising bee awareness by setting world record for rollerblading across Canada

Aldergrove rollerblader Zach Choboter made some new friends on his cross country journey. (Special to The Star)
Self-described ‘MomBabes’ Christina Walsh and Carolyn Turkington co-authored a book on motherhood. (Special to The Star)

Self-described ‘MomBabes’ co-author motherhood book

Sisters Christina Walsh and Aldergrove resident Carolyn Turkington put together story collection

Self-described ‘MomBabes’ Christina Walsh and Carolyn Turkington co-authored a book on motherhood. (Special to The Star)