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COVID-19 has slowed Langley Pos-Abilities Society’s donation rate, organizers say

COVID-19 has slowed Langley Pos-Abilities Society’s donation rate, organizers say

Paul Volchoff, manager of the Personal Assistive Devices program, said more scooters are needed

COVID-19 has slowed Langley Pos-Abilities Society’s donation rate, organizers say
(The Canadian Press)

Students ask Liberals to scrap grant program as Morneau to testify on WE deal

CFS is asking the Liberals to put all money budgeted for the program into an emergency benefit

(The Canadian Press)
Canuck alumni Chris Higgins and Dave Babych, country artist Dallas Smith to play in charity softball game

Canuck alumni Chris Higgins and Dave Babych, country artist Dallas Smith to play in charity softball game

Langley mental health advocate Andy Bhatti hosts Homerun Derby, July 25, on Facebook live

Canuck alumni Chris Higgins and Dave Babych, country artist Dallas Smith to play in charity softball game
The House of Commons finance committee is set to hear from Youth Minister Bardish Chagger about the aborted deal with WE Charity, in a July 16, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Commons finance committee to begin probing WE Charity’s volunteering contract

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has admitted he should have recused himself from the decision

The House of Commons finance committee is set to hear from Youth Minister Bardish Chagger about the aborted deal with WE Charity, in a July 16, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Probationary firefighter Nick Stobbe, firefighter Tim Payne, and lieutenant Andrew Penny all participated in the 2018 firefighter boot drive for Muscular Dystrophy Canada at the Save-On-Foods on 64th Avenue. COVID-19 has forced the firefighters charity to cancel a number of fundraisers, but the boot drive could still happen. (Langley Advance Times file)

Langley firefighters charity takes a new direction during COVID-19 pandemic

Organizes golf tournament in place of mayor’s gala; boot drive may still happen

Probationary firefighter Nick Stobbe, firefighter Tim Payne, and lieutenant Andrew Penny all participated in the 2018 firefighter boot drive for Muscular Dystrophy Canada at the Save-On-Foods on 64th Avenue. COVID-19 has forced the firefighters charity to cancel a number of fundraisers, but the boot drive could still happen. (Langley Advance Times file)
(The Canadian Press)

Conservatives say police should be called into investigate WE charity scandal

Trudeau is already under investigation by the ethics commissioner for potential conflict of interest

(The Canadian Press)
(The Canadian Press)

Ethics watchdog to examine Trudeau over WE Charity contract, since reversed

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says public servants will administer the pandemic-related grants instead

(The Canadian Press)
Country Music Association of Ontario Rising Star nominee Dustin Bird was one of the voices on “Together, We’re Strong.” (Curtis Bird/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Country stars release song in memory of Capt. Casey, who died in Snowbirds crash

Brian John Harwood and Dustin Bird co-wrote the track, which features 18 Canadian country artists

Country Music Association of Ontario Rising Star nominee Dustin Bird was one of the voices on “Together, We’re Strong.” (Curtis Bird/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Mavis Kaschl has made more than 225 purple baby toques since the lockdown started in mid-March. (Langley Seniors Village photo/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley senior fashions tiny toques to spotlight shaken baby syndrome

Since mid-March, Mavis Kaschl has made more than 225 toques, all of them purple

Mavis Kaschl has made more than 225 purple baby toques since the lockdown started in mid-March. (Langley Seniors Village photo/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
People who have purchased the Bully This! hoodies are showing off their support on social media. (Crone family photo/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley teen warms hearts with anti-bullying hoodie campaign

Raya Crone was surprised at how the campaign took off, and a second shipment has been ordered

People who have purchased the Bully This! hoodies are showing off their support on social media. (Crone family photo/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Envision Financial launched a community response fund to help local charities during this time of crisis. They are hoping to encourage local charities to apply. A group of volunteers (above) working at a food bank were sorting non-perishable food items into boxes. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Credit union giving local charities money in a hurry

Envision sets up new Community Response Fund, offering $600,000 in grants to area non-profits

  • May 29, 2020
Envision Financial launched a community response fund to help local charities during this time of crisis. They are hoping to encourage local charities to apply. A group of volunteers (above) working at a food bank were sorting non-perishable food items into boxes. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
John Hillman completed his 101st lap for charity to the sound of applause and bagpipes outside the Carlton House retirement home. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

PHOTOS: 101-year-old B.C. veteran completes 101 laps, raises nearly $150,000 for charity

‘I knew I could do it and I’ve done it,’ centenarian says

John Hillman completed his 101st lap for charity to the sound of applause and bagpipes outside the Carlton House retirement home. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
The Victoria and Vancouver foundations, along with the Vantage Point released a new report detailing the impact COVID-19 is having on the non-profit sector. (Black Press Media file photo)

COVID-19: One in five non-profits in B.C. at risk of closing

A new report details how the pandemic has impacted the non-profit sector

The Victoria and Vancouver foundations, along with the Vantage Point released a new report detailing the impact COVID-19 is having on the non-profit sector. (Black Press Media file photo)
Shannon Todd Booth, left, and her daughter Hope Booth were helping out with yard work at the Langley Hospice Society’s Supportive Program Centre on Thursday, April 2. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley hospice mission continues amid COVID-19 crisis

Technology is being used to reach out to people in need of help with grieving

Shannon Todd Booth, left, and her daughter Hope Booth were helping out with yard work at the Langley Hospice Society’s Supportive Program Centre on Thursday, April 2. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
While a gofundme campaign set up by a friend fell short of the mark, James Jepson, seen here at home in his Langley City apartment on Saturday, Feb. 8, with his cat Chester, said he was grateful for the those who contributed, calling them a ‘blessing.’ (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: heart surgery patient facing loss of home thanks supporters

With some careful budgeting, James Jepson thinks he can hang on until May

While a gofundme campaign set up by a friend fell short of the mark, James Jepson, seen here at home in his Langley City apartment on Saturday, Feb. 8, with his cat Chester, said he was grateful for the those who contributed, calling them a ‘blessing.’ (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
The completed treehouse on Mayne Island built by a handful of Parksville businesses as part of a Children’s Wish initiative for eleven-year old Kai Hennessey. (Courtesy of Kevin Hennessey)

‘Epic sky palace’: B.C. businesses help create dream treehouse for boy recovering from cancer

‘It was kind of a bright shining beacon at the end of a horrible, dark tunnel’

The completed treehouse on Mayne Island built by a handful of Parksville businesses as part of a Children’s Wish initiative for eleven-year old Kai Hennessey. (Courtesy of Kevin Hennessey)
Alice Kennedy is one of the volunteers who sorts new food donations arriving at the Sources Food Bank in Langley. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Sources Food Bank gets ready for festive season

The holidays are busy for local food banks

Alice Kennedy is one of the volunteers who sorts new food donations arriving at the Sources Food Bank in Langley. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Gus Hartl of Aldergrove Credit Union named Langley’s Good Citizen of the Year

Gus Hartl of Aldergrove Credit Union named Langley’s Good Citizen of the Year

Raised in the Fraser Valley, Hartl has supported sports teams, charities, and scholarships

Gus Hartl of Aldergrove Credit Union named Langley’s Good Citizen of the Year
Kyle Murray, a.k.a. Bob Cratchit (left) and Wayne Kuyer as miser Jacob Marley will be heading out again to spread some “Bah! Humbug!” and raise money for B.C. charities serving the less fortunate starting next week. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Christmas Carol characters hit Langley streets for holiday charities

If you see Jacob Marley and Bob Cratchit, you’ve spotted a long Langley holiday tradition

Kyle Murray, a.k.a. Bob Cratchit (left) and Wayne Kuyer as miser Jacob Marley will be heading out again to spread some “Bah! Humbug!” and raise money for B.C. charities serving the less fortunate starting next week. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Members of Kimz Angels will be looking forward to filling up their ambulance. From left are Vince Ford, Kim SNow, Steve Stew, and Perri Anne Nicholson. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Fill The Ambulance returns to aid Langley homeless

Kimz Angels will be at the Otter Co-op and Murrayville IGA this month

Members of Kimz Angels will be looking forward to filling up their ambulance. From left are Vince Ford, Kim SNow, Steve Stew, and Perri Anne Nicholson. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)