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Thousands turned out to see Santa at the tree lighting after the parade in 2018. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley City’s annual Christmas festival gets a fresh look

Celebrations will run for two days back-to-back

 

Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

PODCAST: Poilievre talks pipelines, LNG and more in one-on-one interview with Black Press Media

TODAY IN B.C.: Reporter Michael Bramadat-Willcock interviews Conservative Party of Canada leader

 

Through its Heart and Soul of the Community initiative, Black Press Media showcases the vital work of non-profit organizations here at home and throughout Western Canada.

Black Press Media gives back to the Heart and Soul of the Community

Year-long program supports vital non-profits hard at work in your neighbourhood

 

Host Jennifer Lee Gunson. (HAVAN photo)

PODCAST: HAVAN offers sound homebuilding and renovation advice

TODAY IN BC: Consumer Resources with CEO Ron Rapp

Host Jennifer Lee Gunson. (HAVAN photo)
The City of Langley is celebrating a two-day Magic of Christmas Festival Dec. 3 and 4.

Langley brings the Magic of Christmas to Timms Community Centre Saturday + Sunday

The Magic of Christmas is coming to Langley this weekend! With the…

  • Nov 28, 2022
The City of Langley is celebrating a two-day Magic of Christmas Festival Dec. 3 and 4.
Katrina Kadoski is B.C.’s ‘Cougar Annie’. (submitted)

PODCAST.: Katrina Kadoski is B.C.’s ‘Cougar Annie’

TODAY IN B.C.: Singer-songwriter tells story of legendary pioneer in one-woman show

Katrina Kadoski is B.C.’s ‘Cougar Annie’. (submitted)
The Burden Family. (HAVAN photo)
The Burden Family. (HAVAN photo)
As part of its century-old tradition of giving back to the community, Otter Co-op is selling handcrafted charcuterie boards through the delis of its three food store locations, with all the funds going to Wagner Hills to support people in recovery. Otter Co-op photo

Otter Co-op serves up a centennial charcuterie board that gives back to community

Available in four sizes and price points, all proceeds from the boards go to Wagner Hills

  • Nov 21, 2022
As part of its century-old tradition of giving back to the community, Otter Co-op is selling handcrafted charcuterie boards through the delis of its three food store locations, with all the funds going to Wagner Hills to support people in recovery. Otter Co-op photo
People filled the front lawn of the heritage Fort Langley Community Hall to watch the tree lighting ceremony last year. (Langley Advance Times files)

A Langley group is inviting public to a dance night and Christmas celebration

Langley’s Creative Compass Society is hosting its last event of 2022, and…

People filled the front lawn of the heritage Fort Langley Community Hall to watch the tree lighting ceremony last year. (Langley Advance Times files)
About 150 people marked National Grief and Bereavement Day in Langley’s Derek Doubleday Arboretum on Tuesday Nov. 15, some taking part in a candlelight walk through the park in memory of loved ones. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
About 150 people marked National Grief and Bereavement Day in Langley’s Derek Doubleday Arboretum on Tuesday Nov. 15, some taking part in a candlelight walk through the park in memory of loved ones. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Author and columnist Jack Knox. (Submitted photo.)
Author and columnist Jack Knox. (Submitted photo.)
Deficiency walkthrough. (HAVAN photo.)

PODCAST: Real-time reno: Deficiency walkthrough

TODAY IN BC: Burdens take their final project walkthrough

Deficiency walkthrough. (HAVAN photo.)
Emma Hazelton, 7 sold holiday decorations at the annual Langley Meadows craft fair, which took place at the Langley Meadows Community School on Saturday, Nov. 5. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Langley group brings young and adult vendors under one roof

A wide variety of wintry items sold at the craft fair

Emma Hazelton, 7 sold holiday decorations at the annual Langley Meadows craft fair, which took place at the Langley Meadows Community School on Saturday, Nov. 5. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Jeff Birch, a Maple Ridge resident brought is spinning wheel to the Langley Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild show and sale. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Jeff Birch, a Maple Ridge resident brought is spinning wheel to the Langley Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild show and sale. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Lytton council had its first in-person gathering since the devastating 2021 fires on Wednesday, Nov. 2. The village elected the second all-female council in B.C.’s history in 2022, and faced supply challenges ahead of its inauguration ceremony. Penticton mayor Julius Bloomfield and councillor Amelia Boultbee delivered flowers, flags, and a podium to help the village coordinate an official inauguration. (Facebook- Amelia Boultbee)

Penticton steps up for Lytton and saves village council’s inauguration ceremony

The village had supply challenges, putting its first council meeting since the fire of 2021 in doubt

Lytton council had its first in-person gathering since the devastating 2021 fires on Wednesday, Nov. 2. The village elected the second all-female council in B.C.’s history in 2022, and faced supply challenges ahead of its inauguration ceremony. Penticton mayor Julius Bloomfield and councillor Amelia Boultbee delivered flowers, flags, and a podium to help the village coordinate an official inauguration. (Facebook- Amelia Boultbee)
Aldergrove’s Jennifer Manchanda, with her kids Naiya and Aiden, was delighted at the return of the Halloween Hunt at Aldergrove Village Shopping Centre on Saturday, Oct 29. The first post-COVID version of the annual event featured a scavenger hunt, crafts, goodie bags, face painting, popcorn, and games. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Aldergrove’s Jennifer Manchanda, with her kids Naiya and Aiden, was delighted at the return of the Halloween Hunt at Aldergrove Village Shopping Centre on Saturday, Oct 29. The first post-COVID version of the annual event featured a scavenger hunt, crafts, goodie bags, face painting, popcorn, and games. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Doyeon Lee, 9, and mom Jiaye Son took part in the ‘Hi Neighbour’ gourd painting event at the Willoughby park picnic shelter on Saturday, Oct. 29, one of a series of United Way-backed events designed to bring people together to make connections. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: ‘Hi Neighbour Willoughby’ brings people together

Community events organized by United Way initiative

Doyeon Lee, 9, and mom Jiaye Son took part in the ‘Hi Neighbour’ gourd painting event at the Willoughby park picnic shelter on Saturday, Oct. 29, one of a series of United Way-backed events designed to bring people together to make connections. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
The after-school hours can be difficult for younger kids who don’t attend an after-school program. The United Way BC School’s Out program was designed to meet this need.

United Way BC helps families thrive through after-school programming

Imagine you’re six years old. Grade one! You love your teacher and…

  • Oct 31, 2022
The after-school hours can be difficult for younger kids who don’t attend an after-school program. The United Way BC School’s Out program was designed to meet this need.
Following B.C.’s Burden family through their real-time renovation. (HAVAN Photo)

PODCAST: Following the Burden family through their real time renovation

TODAY IN BC: Electrical and plumbing work is completed for permitting

Following B.C.’s Burden family through their real-time renovation. (HAVAN Photo)
Following B.C.’s Burden family through their real-time renovation. (HAVAN Photo)

PODCAST: Things get real during the demo stage for homeowners

TODAY IN BC: Following the Burden family through their real time renovation

Following B.C.’s Burden family through their real-time renovation. (HAVAN Photo)