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The Burden Family. (HAVAN Photo)

PODCAST: Following B.C.’s Burden family through their real-time renovation

TODAY IN B.C.: HAVAN’s podcast ‘Measure Twice, Cut Once’ debuts

The Burden Family. (HAVAN Photo)
Anne Gosse with friends and volunteer at the 17th annual Heritage Apple Day. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Annual apple bash a success as hundreds join to try locally harvested apples

Fort Langley’s Joakim Nilsson has been on Derby Reach Brae Island Parks…

Anne Gosse with friends and volunteer at the 17th annual Heritage Apple Day. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
This photo taken by Debbie Thiessen on Oct. 9 2021 shows the annual cranberry harvest in Langley. (Submitted).
This photo taken by Debbie Thiessen on Oct. 9 2021 shows the annual cranberry harvest in Langley. (Submitted).
The 17th annual Heritage Apple Day takes place Saturday, Oct. 1 (Black Press Media files)

It’s apple season and Langley knows how to make the most out of it

Decade old tradition is all about the fruit and its history

The 17th annual Heritage Apple Day takes place Saturday, Oct. 1 (Black Press Media files)
Pat Coombes (left) and Shaun Francis were trading anecdotes and jokes and enjoying some fresh caffeine at Buddy Check Coffee, a new program for veterans offered by the Royal Canadian Legion Aldergrove branch at 26607 Fraser Highway on the last Saturday morning of the month. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Pat Coombes (left) and Shaun Francis were trading anecdotes and jokes and enjoying some fresh caffeine at Buddy Check Coffee, a new program for veterans offered by the Royal Canadian Legion Aldergrove branch at 26607 Fraser Highway on the last Saturday morning of the month. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Wendy McCulloch (third from the left), Executive Director of Community Futures British Columbia, and Naina Sloan (third from the right), Vice President of programs and partners with the Pacific Economic Development Canada, with representatives of the communities receiving a portion of the funding. (Zachary Delaney)

Feds kick in $5.5 million to help B.C. mitigate economic effects of disasters

Funds given to Community Futures British Columbia to distribute to small business and non-profits

Wendy McCulloch (third from the left), Executive Director of Community Futures British Columbia, and Naina Sloan (third from the right), Vice President of programs and partners with the Pacific Economic Development Canada, with representatives of the communities receiving a portion of the funding. (Zachary Delaney)
Wilhelm Moorcroft, an Aldergrove resident won $58,079.60 from the Lotto 6/49 draw on July 23, 2022. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Aldergrove man plans to remodel home after $58K Lotto 6/49 win

Winning ticket was purchased at Freshco on Fraser Highway

Wilhelm Moorcroft, an Aldergrove resident won $58,079.60 from the Lotto 6/49 draw on July 23, 2022. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Keygan Power graduates alongside his peers from Spectrum Community School in June 2022. (Courtesy Allison Power)

B.C. teen defeats brain bleed, cancer, works way back to graduate with his peers

Keygan Power overcomes two life-threatening ailments and a resulting partial paralysis

Keygan Power graduates alongside his peers from Spectrum Community School in June 2022. (Courtesy Allison Power)
Residents enjoy a block party gathering Aug. 4 on Elm Street in Saanich, organized as a way to help people come together and continue healing following the June 28 shootout at the nearby BMO Bank of Montreal branch on Shelbourne Street. (Courtesy of Rebecca Kirkwood)

Neighbourhood block party helps B.C. residents heal after trauma of bank shootout

ER nurse who cared for 2 wounded officers, is married to ERT member, organized event

Residents enjoy a block party gathering Aug. 4 on Elm Street in Saanich, organized as a way to help people come together and continue healing following the June 28 shootout at the nearby BMO Bank of Montreal branch on Shelbourne Street. (Courtesy of Rebecca Kirkwood)
18-year-old Samir Olyad Suleiman Ali (left) and 17-year-old Yasbirat Ytatek were killed by a driver fleeing a traffic stop in New Westminster on July 26. (Oliyad Ali/Youtube & GoFundMe photos)

2 teens killed after driver flees police in Lower Mainland; fundraisers launched for families

Yasbirat Ytatek and Samir Olyad Suleiman Ali were killed in a collision on July 26

18-year-old Samir Olyad Suleiman Ali (left) and 17-year-old Yasbirat Ytatek were killed by a driver fleeing a traffic stop in New Westminster on July 26. (Oliyad Ali/Youtube & GoFundMe photos)
The Strathcona Mounted Troop will bring their 25-member troop and their horses to the Abbotsford Agrifair.

Happy Birthday to Canada’s best little fair!

Abbotsford Agrifair celebrates July 29 to 31

  • Jul 18, 2022
The Strathcona Mounted Troop will bring their 25-member troop and their horses to the Abbotsford Agrifair.
Langley resident Danielle Warren purchased the lottery ticket from the Shefield & Sons on 204th Street in Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Dream to soon come true for Langley’s lottery winner

Local resident in disbelief when winning ticket garners $500,000

Langley resident Danielle Warren purchased the lottery ticket from the Shefield & Sons on 204th Street in Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Miel Bernstein, co-founder of Project AIM, photographed at Field House Brewing in Chilliwack on June 28, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Project AIM takes the shame out of incontinence, menstruation with deliveries across Lower Mainland

‘These products should be free, and until they are, we will be providing them’ says co-founder

Miel Bernstein, co-founder of Project AIM, photographed at Field House Brewing in Chilliwack on June 28, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
BC Panther’s Nora takes a shot at the North Langley U7/U9 year-end, wrap-up practice session. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley U7 softball players come together to hone skills

Year-end, wrap-up event includes ball play and food

BC Panther’s Nora takes a shot at the North Langley U7/U9 year-end, wrap-up practice session. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
A couple travelled from Osoyoos to Penticton on Friday, June 24, to pick up their new vehicle after winning a Canada-wide contest, courtesy of General Motors. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: B.C. couple presented with new car after winning Canada-wide contest

‘We thought it was some scam when we found out we won,’ they said

A couple travelled from Osoyoos to Penticton on Friday, June 24, to pick up their new vehicle after winning a Canada-wide contest, courtesy of General Motors. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
(Black Press file photo)

Okanagan-based group ready for B.C.-wide celebration of collector cars

July 9 is recognized as Collector Car Appreciation Day in the province

(Black Press file photo)
Community institutions are the best things to keep people going in bad times. (Black Press Media files)

In Our View: Unity is the best policy

If bad economic times are coming, we’ll be better off sticking together

  • Jun 17, 2022
Community institutions are the best things to keep people going in bad times. (Black Press Media files)
Kids got to experience a firefighter challenge, complete with turnout gear and a chance to wield a firehose in previous community day festival. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley City to honour former mayor at the annual Community Day Festival

Food trucks, music, rock climbing and more planned

Kids got to experience a firefighter challenge, complete with turnout gear and a chance to wield a firehose in previous community day festival. (Langley Advance Times files)
The ‘Gateway to Holidayland’ sign in the Rambo franchise’ first film, First Blood. (Youtube screenshot)

Early plans revealed for Rambo 40th anniversary celebration in Hope

This year marks four decades for Sylvester Stallone’s locally-filmed hit 1980s action movie

The ‘Gateway to Holidayland’ sign in the Rambo franchise’ first film, First Blood. (Youtube screenshot)
Kids posing at the 1920's photo booth set up at the free family event. (Laurice Gomes/The Aldergrove Star)

Aldergrove family fest a ‘great success,’ despite rain

Clowns, balloon animals, live entertainment, during two days of fun in downtown Aldergrove

  • Jun 9, 2022
Kids posing at the 1920's photo booth set up at the free family event. (Laurice Gomes/The Aldergrove Star)