Christmas tree

Herv Bezjack, club coordinator at Langley’s Boys and Girls South Coast BC Club received 25 meal packages from Langley businessman Robert Davison. The donation helped the local non-profit club feed 100 people ahead of the Christmas. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

M&M owner helps fill tummies during the holiday season

Langley businessman teams up with local non-profit to feed 100 people ahead of Christmas

 

The 2nd Brookswood Scouts did tree chipping after Christmas 2021 and have teamed up with the 1st Fort Langley Venturer Scouts to offer chipping Jan. 7, 2023. There are several groups hosting fundraisers starting Dec. 28. (Glenn Disney/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley Christmas tree chipping events planned

Community groups and others host events to fundraise

 

The tree stand on Broadway. (Andy Delaney)

A Revelstoke man is paying for his snowboarding season by selling trees in The Big Apple

Paul Pinecone is eager to get home after the holidays to snowboard

 

Anita Kapur and Julie Zhu, both students of New Directions English Language School are keeping Christmas traditions from their countries alive. Kapur moved from India and Zhu is an immigrant from China. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Immigrant seniors keeping their Christmas traditions alive

Anita Kapur and Julie Zhu have been celebrating the festival in Canada for years

Anita Kapur and Julie Zhu, both students of New Directions English Language School are keeping Christmas traditions from their countries alive. Kapur moved from India and Zhu is an immigrant from China. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
St. Joseph’s Deacon Dan Ritchie confirmed that church is returning with its annual community dinner for the first-time post-COVID. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley church returns with annual community dinner

Volunteers preparing full turkey dinner for about 250 people

St. Joseph’s Deacon Dan Ritchie confirmed that church is returning with its annual community dinner for the first-time post-COVID. (Langley Advance Times files)
Amanda and Bryce Thomas in front of the jingle house. The couple decorates their house every year for Christmas to raise money for BC Cancer Foundation. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Amanda and Bryce Thomas in front of the jingle house. The couple decorates their house every year for Christmas to raise money for BC Cancer Foundation. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Santa posed with Milo at LAPS’ annual Santa pet photos fundraiser, which took place on Saturday, Dec. 3. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

LAPS volunteer tricks pets into getting a photo with Santa for an annual fundraiser

Yearly event brought tens of furry friends to pose with the man in red

Santa posed with Milo at LAPS’ annual Santa pet photos fundraiser, which took place on Saturday, Dec. 3. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Amelia and Zoey were Santa’s special helpers at the 2019 Brookswood Night of Lights. They helped kids write letters to Santa. (Langley Advance Times files)

Brookswood to kick off holiday season with its annual lights festival

Raffle prizes, free apple cider, snacks, music, and more in the company Rudolph, Santa, and elves

Amelia and Zoey were Santa’s special helpers at the 2019 Brookswood Night of Lights. They helped kids write letters to Santa. (Langley Advance Times files)
Beniamin and Diana Cobaschi with their children Caleb and Alice, on Tuesday, Nov. 29, in front of a section of scorched seedlings at the family-owned Tannenbaum Tree Farm at 5398 252nd St. in Aldergrove that were damaged by extremely hot weather. “They didn’t make it,” Beniamin said. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

How Langley Christmas tree farms were affected by the ‘heat dome’

Full impact likely won’t be seen until next year

Beniamin and Diana Cobaschi with their children Caleb and Alice, on Tuesday, Nov. 29, in front of a section of scorched seedlings at the family-owned Tannenbaum Tree Farm at 5398 252nd St. in Aldergrove that were damaged by extremely hot weather. “They didn’t make it,” Beniamin said. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Santa poses in front of Christmas trees in 2021. This year, Happy Holidays Christmas Tree Co. will open Nov. 27 at the Luxton Fairgrounds. (Courtesy of Happy Holidays Christmas Tree Co.)

Short supplies, high prices expected for B.C. Christmas trees this holiday season

Wildfires and heat waves have taken toll on supply and cost of Christmas trees

Santa poses in front of Christmas trees in 2021. This year, Happy Holidays Christmas Tree Co. will open Nov. 27 at the Luxton Fairgrounds. (Courtesy of Happy Holidays Christmas Tree Co.)
Sahtlam Tree Farm owner Robert Russell is photographed in front of his cabin, which he built in the early 70’s, on his 40 acre property in the Cowichan Valley area of Duncan, B.C., on Saturday, July 31, 2021. The recent heat dome and drought have taken a toll on his business of growing trees for the busy Christmas season. Robert farms over 40,000 fir trees including the douglas, grand and noble fir trees. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

B.C. Christmas tree growers say intense heat singes prized trees, kills seedlings

An expert says said the heat dome could have immediate and long-term impacts for Christmas tree growers

Sahtlam Tree Farm owner Robert Russell is photographed in front of his cabin, which he built in the early 70’s, on his 40 acre property in the Cowichan Valley area of Duncan, B.C., on Saturday, July 31, 2021. The recent heat dome and drought have taken a toll on his business of growing trees for the busy Christmas season. Robert farms over 40,000 fir trees including the douglas, grand and noble fir trees. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
One-third of Christmas tree fires start in January, according to the National Fire Protection Association. (Unsplash photo)

Christmas tree still up? So is your fire risk

Dry Christmas trees pose fire hazard, fire safety experts warn B.C. residents

One-third of Christmas tree fires start in January, according to the National Fire Protection Association. (Unsplash photo)
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Give your Christmas tree back to the wild by leaving it outside: nature conservancy

The trees can be a great benefit to local wildlife

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Sparke the Christmas Light’s mysterious backstory has been revealed after the creator Donald Shupe reached out to The News.

Do you remember Sparkle the Christmas Light?

Creator of popular 80s/90s light discusses item’s origin, wants to see it revived

Sparke the Christmas Light’s mysterious backstory has been revealed after the creator Donald Shupe reached out to The News.
A 27-foot Christmas tree was decorated on Tuesday, Dec. 8, in the vacant lot where the Alder Inn used to stand. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

PHOTOS: Downtown Aldergrove lit up by 27-foot Christmas tree

Business Association urges residents to decorate fence with red ribbons and family traditions

A 27-foot Christmas tree was decorated on Tuesday, Dec. 8, in the vacant lot where the Alder Inn used to stand. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
A small tree topped with a bow was standing out front of the vacant lot where the Alder Inn used to stand. It will be replaced with a much larger one, thanks to Langley Township councillors Bob Long and Petrina Arnason, who convinced a majority to approve a 27-foot tall tree at the Monday, Nov. 30, 2020 council meeting (Shirley Sawatsky/Aldergrove Star files)

27-foot-tall Christmas tree approved for former Alder Inn site

Township council funds 27-foot tree on lot where Aldergrove hotel once stood

A small tree topped with a bow was standing out front of the vacant lot where the Alder Inn used to stand. It will be replaced with a much larger one, thanks to Langley Township councillors Bob Long and Petrina Arnason, who convinced a majority to approve a 27-foot tall tree at the Monday, Nov. 30, 2020 council meeting (Shirley Sawatsky/Aldergrove Star files)
A family emerged with a purchase at the Tannenbaum Tree Farm at 5398 252 St in Aldergrove on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020 (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Christmas tree season is off to an early start, Aldergrove family farm reports

People are ‘bored’ with staying home due to COVID-19 and want to decorate early, farm owner believes

A family emerged with a purchase at the Tannenbaum Tree Farm at 5398 252 St in Aldergrove on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020 (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Ash and Lisa Van carry a freshly cut Christmas tree while wearing personal protective masks at a Christmas Tree Farm in Egbert, Ontario, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020 THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Cole Burston

‘Everyone wants a tree and they want it now’: Christmas tree sales on pace for record

Anticipated demand for Christmas trees has sparked a rush by some to purchase more trees wholesale

Ash and Lisa Van carry a freshly cut Christmas tree while wearing personal protective masks at a Christmas Tree Farm in Egbert, Ontario, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020 THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Cole Burston
Tree chipping events, such as the Ride 2 Survive fundraiser, support a variety of causes and groups. (Brian Thornburn photo)

Langley Christmas tree chipping event a win-win for residents and fundraiser

An upcoming event supports a Ride 2 Survive participant.

Tree chipping events, such as the Ride 2 Survive fundraiser, support a variety of causes and groups. (Brian Thornburn photo)
Langley RCMP would like to return your machete

Langley RCMP would like to return your machete

A found machete, stolen Christmas trees and some property crimes are being publicized by local police.

Langley RCMP would like to return your machete
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