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On Saturday, Oct. 16, a crew from Gandy Installations replaced a non-functioning furnace with a state-of-the-art replacement, part of the ‘Feel The Love’ initiative by Lennox. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: ‘Feel The Love’ initiative comes to the aid of Langley family left without heat

Gandy Installations and manufacturer Lennox install new state-of-the art furnace, for free

 

Mick Trodden, an 11-year employee at the market, said he’d use his bonus to visit his grandchildren. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

B.C. grocer hands out thousands in employee bonuses amid regional staffing shortages

The extra cash followed a busy summer, says store owner Jean-Marc Pesant

 

Mark Anderson, owner of West Coast Driver Training, is planning on defying the rules that prevent him from installing dash cams in his company cars. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

B.C. driving school owner to install dash cams, in spite of prohibition

Mark Anderson said he intends to defy regulations due to better serve his clients

Mark Anderson, owner of West Coast Driver Training, is planning on defying the rules that prevent him from installing dash cams in his company cars. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
A video of two RCMP officers dancing outside of 7-Eleven in Vanderhoof by Ada Madam has received more than 10,000 views on Facebook as of Wednesday, September 1. (Facebook image)

Video of dancing cops in Northern B.C. goes viral

“It just lightened all of our moods.”

A video of two RCMP officers dancing outside of 7-Eleven in Vanderhoof by Ada Madam has received more than 10,000 views on Facebook as of Wednesday, September 1. (Facebook image)
Melanie MacInnes provided a preview on Sunday, Aug 22, 2021 of the drive-through version of the Aldergrove Fair that will route through her farm, including the standing set of the Hallmark Channel show “When Calls the Heart”, visible behind them. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

THIS WEEKEND: Aldergrove Fair heads to the farm

Attendees will drive-through a farm with various activity stations, a movie set and more

Melanie MacInnes provided a preview on Sunday, Aug 22, 2021 of the drive-through version of the Aldergrove Fair that will route through her farm, including the standing set of the Hallmark Channel show “When Calls the Heart”, visible behind them. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Side One was the final act at the Summer Beats finale in Langley City’s Douglas Park on Saturday, Aug. 14.(Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Side One was the final act at the Summer Beats finale in Langley City’s Douglas Park on Saturday, Aug. 14.(Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
A beautiful new kayak was given to Abbotsford mom Nikki Jensen after hers was stolen from her. She was also given cash to replace it, so she’s sending birthday supplies to a child in Nunavut. (Nikki Jensen photo/ Facebook)

Theft of cherished kayak led to several acts of giving, says Abbotsford mother

Woman sponsoring birthday party for a child in Nunavut after overwhelming community support

A beautiful new kayak was given to Abbotsford mom Nikki Jensen after hers was stolen from her. She was also given cash to replace it, so she’s sending birthday supplies to a child in Nunavut. (Nikki Jensen photo/ Facebook)
Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker is trying to track down family members who might like 10 photo albums he salvaged at an estate sale in 2018. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

B.C. man who once had personal mementos stolen wants to unite family with old photos

Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker salvaged 10 photo albums at estate sale three years ago

Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker is trying to track down family members who might like 10 photo albums he salvaged at an estate sale in 2018. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
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)
An entry for Aldergrove chalk drawing contest featured the theme of together with neighbourhood goods coming together. (Alyccia Gallagher/Special to The Star)

Aldergrove mother and daughter illustrate community theme by creating together

Contests open to residents encouraging people to draw artwork that conveys why they love Aldergrove

An entry for Aldergrove chalk drawing contest featured the theme of together with neighbourhood goods coming together. (Alyccia Gallagher/Special to The Star)
Graduation ceremonies will look different for the class of 2021. (Black Press Media files)

Ryan’s Regards: 2021 grads deserve more than a round of applause

Students have had a difficult 15 months, incomparable to most eras other classes graduated into

Graduation ceremonies will look different for the class of 2021. (Black Press Media files)
Tourism Langley has put together Father’s Day gift boxes that support local businesses and aid the Langley Food Bank. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Tourism Langley has put together Father’s Day gift boxes that support local businesses and aid the Langley Food Bank. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Darcy and Karen Bonneteau dropped by Kim McDougall's house in Murrayville Saturday for the community garage sale that organizers described as 'crazy busy' (Dan Ferguson/Langkey Advance Times)

VIDEO: Return of Murrayville community garage sale reveals plenty of pent-up demand

Response to the event, which was cancelled last year due to COVID-19, called ‘crazy busy’

Darcy and Karen Bonneteau dropped by Kim McDougall's house in Murrayville Saturday for the community garage sale that organizers described as 'crazy busy' (Dan Ferguson/Langkey Advance Times)
Look up, way up, and you will see a Canadian flag flying from a very tall tree in Langley (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Look up, way up, and you will see a Canadian flag flying from a very tall tree in Langley (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Zach Choboter, a former Aldergrove resident, is rollerblading across Canada to raise awareness for bees. (Special to The Star).

Bee bladers will go the extra kilometer for every $10 donated

Environmental group plans to roller blade across Canada throughout the summer

Zach Choboter, a former Aldergrove resident, is rollerblading across Canada to raise awareness for bees. (Special to The Star).
Joe Viel, manager of Cloverdale Community Cycles, stands among some of the bikes that will be up for grabs April 10. The cycle shop is located directly behind Pacific Community Church at 5337 180 Street. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Cloverdale Community Cycles to hold bike sale April 10

Repair shop selling bikes for both kids and adults

Joe Viel, manager of Cloverdale Community Cycles, stands among some of the bikes that will be up for grabs April 10. The cycle shop is located directly behind Pacific Community Church at 5337 180 Street. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Elizabeth Salase (L) was staggered by the unexpected death of her beloved sister Agnes Davis (R) in Feb. 7, 20201. Then, some unexpected help arrived from a group of Langley brain injury survivors. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: How a group of Langley brain injury survivors came to help a Surrey mom

Elizabeth Salase lost her sister. Then COVID hit her family.

Elizabeth Salase (L) was staggered by the unexpected death of her beloved sister Agnes Davis (R) in Feb. 7, 20201. Then, some unexpected help arrived from a group of Langley brain injury survivors. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Joe Sommer of Chilliwack reaches toward a killdeer on its nest on his property, in March 2021. The red marking is to alert the neighbouring farm to avoid the area. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack man has close encounter with killdeer after marking nest

Killdeer nest near farm fields and other high danger areas, but man is intent on saving birds

Joe Sommer of Chilliwack reaches toward a killdeer on its nest on his property, in March 2021. The red marking is to alert the neighbouring farm to avoid the area. (Submitted photo)
Easter Bunny and friend ‘Kat’ were meeting kids online via videoconferencing on Sunday, March 21, 2021 at the Willowbrook Shopping Centre in Langley (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: A virtual visit with the Easter Bunny, in Langley

Wilowbrook Shopping Centre sets up video meetings for kids

Easter Bunny and friend ‘Kat’ were meeting kids online via videoconferencing on Sunday, March 21, 2021 at the Willowbrook Shopping Centre in Langley (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)