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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

 

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

 

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.

 

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)
In 2019, the Saran family took the money raised from their bottle and community fundraising drive to the Canuck Autism Network on World Autism Awareness Day. They presented the organization with almost $5,700. This year's event will be held on March 27, 2021 from 1-4 p.m. at Langley Fundamental Elementary School. (Langley Advance Times file)

VIDEO: Langley family hosts autism awareness bottle drive

Fundraiser will take place March 27 from 1 to 4 p.m. with COVID safety measures in place

In 2019, the Saran family took the money raised from their bottle and community fundraising drive to the Canuck Autism Network on World Autism Awareness Day. They presented the organization with almost $5,700. This year's event will be held on March 27, 2021 from 1-4 p.m. at Langley Fundamental Elementary School. (Langley Advance Times file)
A young swimmer takes a dives at the Fort Langley outdoor pool in 2017. A new public engagement process to get input on options for the shut-down pool is underway. (Langley Advance Times file)

A new look at the fate of the Fort Langley outdoor pool gets underway

Online consultation offers respondents more options than previous survey

A young swimmer takes a dives at the Fort Langley outdoor pool in 2017. A new public engagement process to get input on options for the shut-down pool is underway. (Langley Advance Times file)
Dr Madeleine De Little of Fort Langley is the recipient of the 2021 Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, Counsellor Practioners Award. (Special to The Star)

Fort Langley counsellor recognized nationally for therapy developments

Madeleine De Little earned counselling and psychotherapy association’s national practitioners award

Dr Madeleine De Little of Fort Langley is the recipient of the 2021 Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, Counsellor Practioners Award. (Special to The Star)
Fabric Bag Solution donated 75 handmade bags to the Aldergrove Food Bank to make collections easier. (Aldergrove Food Bank/Special to The Star)

Aldergrove Food Bank gifted 75 cloth bags for better distribution

Fabric Bag Solution is a volunteer sewing group based out of Burnaby

Fabric Bag Solution donated 75 handmade bags to the Aldergrove Food Bank to make collections easier. (Aldergrove Food Bank/Special to The Star)
Greater Victoria high school student Josiah Plett, 18, unofficially broke the Guinness World Record for most Rubik’s cubes solved while hula hooping on Feb. 13 at Pacific Christian School in Saanich. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Greater Victoria high school student Josiah Plett, 18, unofficially broke the Guinness World Record for most Rubik’s cubes solved while hula hooping on Feb. 13 at Pacific Christian School in Saanich. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Thrift For Children Thrift Store's 'Travel dreams' entry for the Downtown Langley Business Association's Window Walk, Feb. 15 to March 15.

It’s a Win-Win … Win on Downtown Langley’s Window Walk!

From Feb. 15 to March 15, view the decorated windows, vote for your favourite

  • Feb 15, 2021
Thrift For Children Thrift Store's 'Travel dreams' entry for the Downtown Langley Business Association's Window Walk, Feb. 15 to March 15.
A long and happy life in Chemainus has been very good to Ejlif and Anna Mose. (Photo by Don Bodger)

B.C. couple celebrating nearly 70 years of Valentine’s

Chemainus pair Ejlif and Anna Mose still very much in love after nearly 70 years of marriage

A long and happy life in Chemainus has been very good to Ejlif and Anna Mose. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The search has concluded for Keno, with a happy ending. He was found on Mount Prevost in the Cowichan Valley on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. (File photo)

Keno the dog found on B.C. mountain 2 weeks after going missing

Husky/shepherd cross enticed by the smell of bacon frying in the dead of night

The search has concluded for Keno, with a happy ending. He was found on Mount Prevost in the Cowichan Valley on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. (File photo)
Pete Ryan, known all over the world for his chainsaw carvings, died on Friday, Jan. 8. He was 70 years old. (Contributed Photo/Dignity Memorial)

VIDEO: Chainsaw carving icon Pete Ryan left an ‘enduring’ legacy of statues in Langley City

Former councillor who brokered deals for the carvings says they should be better maintained

Pete Ryan, known all over the world for his chainsaw carvings, died on Friday, Jan. 8. He was 70 years old. (Contributed Photo/Dignity Memorial)
Chad Friesen. leader of the First Walnut Grove Scout troop, added another former Christmas tree to the pile at Walnut Grove Secondary in 2019. This holiday season, the troop will be back, because the school has a long driveway that allows COVID-19 distancing. Some tree chipping events in Langley have had to be cancelled. (Langley Advance Times file)

There will be fewer tree chipping events in Langley this year, but they will occur

Some community groups have been able to adapt to COVID-19 restrictions, while others have not

Chad Friesen. leader of the First Walnut Grove Scout troop, added another former Christmas tree to the pile at Walnut Grove Secondary in 2019. This holiday season, the troop will be back, because the school has a long driveway that allows COVID-19 distancing. Some tree chipping events in Langley have had to be cancelled. (Langley Advance Times file)
On Friday, Dec. 4, the Fort Langley Christmas tree lights were turned on, without a crowd. (special to Langley Advance Times)

Fort Langley Christmas tree lights up without a crowd

Santa will not be arriving by canoe this year to light the tree, but he will still attend

On Friday, Dec. 4, the Fort Langley Christmas tree lights were turned on, without a crowd. (special to Langley Advance Times)
Brookswood Starbucks manager Sonja Olsen posed for a photo on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020 at the store located at 40th Avenue and 200 Street with some of the many cards for seniors her customers have filled out (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Christmas cards for seniors idea by Brookswood Starbucks takes off

Idea is to make the holidays a little less lonely for older people in care homes during pandemic

Brookswood Starbucks manager Sonja Olsen posed for a photo on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020 at the store located at 40th Avenue and 200 Street with some of the many cards for seniors her customers have filled out (Special to Langley Advance Times)
On Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, the day before Aldergrove’s Madison Lewis turns one, family and friend will celebrate by attending a blood donor drive in her honour. (Courtesy Lewis Family)

A happy birthday blood donor clinic for a one-year-old open heart surgery patient in Aldergrove

Family wanted to give back after child received blood and blood products that helped save her life

On Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, the day before Aldergrove’s Madison Lewis turns one, family and friend will celebrate by attending a blood donor drive in her honour. (Courtesy Lewis Family)
Avid walker George Doi of Walnut Grove celebrated a milestone on Sept. 17, when he completed a virtual walk around the world (Special to Langley Advance Times)

A (virtual) walk around the world by 88-year-old Langley man

George Doi says it’s simple: ‘I like walking’

Avid walker George Doi of Walnut Grove celebrated a milestone on Sept. 17, when he completed a virtual walk around the world (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Island family overwhelmed with 14 Lab puppies

Vancouver Island family overwhelmed with 14 Lab puppies

Litter may be one of the biggest ever

Vancouver Island family overwhelmed with 14 Lab puppies