Election 2022

The newly-elected Langley school board is, left to right, Trustees Joel Neufeld, Holly Dickinson, Tony Ward, Chair Candy Ashdown, Charlie Fox, Marnie Wilson, and Sarb Rai. (Langley School District/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Ashdown new chair of Langley school board

New board of trustees has been sworn in to start a four-year term

 

Have an opinion you’d like to share? Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or the postal service. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Langley letter writer shouldn’t assume all older people share political beliefs

No one should write off seniors, local letter writer argues

  • Nov 20, 2022

 

Mayor Eric Woodward was officially sworn in on Monday, Nov. 7 in the Langley Township council chambers. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

New mayor, council sworn in for Langley Township

Mayor Eric Woodward spoke about needs of fast-growing community

 

Langley Township’s new mayor, Eric Woodward, and Langley City’s new mayor, Nathan Pachal, along with their councils will be sworn in on Monday. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

OUR VIEW: Welcome to Langley’s new leaders!

Now the hard work begins for civic officials elected on Oct. 15

Langley Township’s new mayor, Eric Woodward, and Langley City’s new mayor, Nathan Pachal, along with their councils will be sworn in on Monday. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Mayor Jack Froese is stepping down, after choosing not to run in the recent elections in Langley Township. He said he’s looking forward to disconnecting after 11 years in office. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Froese reflects on 11 years as mayor of Langley Township

One of longest serving mayors in decades stepping down

Mayor Jack Froese is stepping down, after choosing not to run in the recent elections in Langley Township. He said he’s looking forward to disconnecting after 11 years in office. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Share your opinion via email, through our website or in a posted letter. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Langley elections may be over but residents should stay active in the community

Lots of community groups and charities would welcome helpers

  • Oct 24, 2022
Share your opinion via email, through our website or in a posted letter. (Black Press Media files)
Municipal elections were held throughout B.C. on Oct. 15. (Langley Advance Times files)

Painful Truth: Is voter apathy justified?

If no leader can solve the big problems, what’s the incentive to vote?

Municipal elections were held throughout B.C. on Oct. 15. (Langley Advance Times files)
Send your letter to the editor via email to news@langleyadvancetimes.com and include your first and last name, address, and phone number. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Time will tell if Langley voters made the right choices

Walnut Grove resident has her fingers crossed

  • Oct 22, 2022
Send your letter to the editor via email to news@langleyadvancetimes.com and include your first and last name, address, and phone number. (Black Press Media files)
The Peace tower is seen on Parliament Hill, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022 in Ottawa. MPs unanimously passed legislation to temporarily double GST rebates to help low- and modest-income Canadians, and the bill will now be sent to the Senate.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

OUR VIEW: Less electoral chicken, more governing

We should have a few years before the next election. Maybe.

  • Oct 22, 2022
The Peace tower is seen on Parliament Hill, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022 in Ottawa. MPs unanimously passed legislation to temporarily double GST rebates to help low- and modest-income Canadians, and the bill will now be sent to the Senate.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Voters mark their civic election ballots at a polling station in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

ELECTION 2022: 158 new school trustees elected across B.C.

The province’s first openly transgender school trustee has been elected

Voters mark their civic election ballots at a polling station in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Campaign signs in Langley City. (Langley Advance Times file)

WEB POLL: Do you think your vote counted – if you voted?

We just had an election, but most people didn’t bother to go to the polls at all

  • Oct 20, 2022
Campaign signs in Langley City. (Langley Advance Times file)
Voters mark their civic election ballots at a polling station in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

CAMERON: Boosting 2022 local election turnout in B.C. unlikely

‘One reason cited for the low turnout is the peculiar nature of local elections’

Voters mark their civic election ballots at a polling station in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Mayor Jack Froese chose to retire from local politics this year rather than run for a fourth term as mayor of Langley Township. (Langley Advance Times files)

Froese wishes incoming mayor well in Langley Township

The three-term mayor chose not to run for a fourth term this year

Mayor Jack Froese chose to retire from local politics this year rather than run for a fourth term as mayor of Langley Township. (Langley Advance Times files)
Councillor-elect Barb Martens, left, with incoming mayor Eric Woodward on election night. Martens received more votes than any other candidate in the Township council elections. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley Township council sees big changes with slate, new members

There are only three incumbents on the incoming council

Councillor-elect Barb Martens, left, with incoming mayor Eric Woodward on election night. Martens received more votes than any other candidate in the Township council elections. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Langley City mayor-elect Nathan Pachal, seen here election night, Oct 15, after he was declared winner, plans to take a team approach to the issues the community faces. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Langley City mayor-elect Nathan Pachal, seen here election night, Oct 15, after he was declared winner, plans to take a team approach to the issues the community faces. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Langley Township mayor-elect Eric Woodward spoke to supporters after the results were released on Saturday, Oct. 15. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Woodward racked up biggest vote counts in northwest Langley

Willoughby, Walnut Grove supported Woodward strongly, Murrayville went for Whitmarsh

Langley Township mayor-elect Eric Woodward spoke to supporters after the results were released on Saturday, Oct. 15. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Surrey mayoral candidate, incumbent Doug McCallum, waits for the start of a candidates meeting in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, September 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

McCallum not conceding in Surrey, considering judicial recount of vote: party

Safe Surrey Coalition says McCallum won’t accept defeat at this point in time’

Surrey mayoral candidate, incumbent Doug McCallum, waits for the start of a candidates meeting in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, September 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Nathan Pachal, the newly-elected mayor of Langley City was celebrating with supporters Saturday night, Oct 15. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Voter turnout plunges in Langley City, down in Township

Despite big election campaigns, most voters stayed home on Oct. 15

Nathan Pachal, the newly-elected mayor of Langley City was celebrating with supporters Saturday night, Oct 15. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Mayor-elect Ken Sim arrives for a news conference in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, Oct. 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

VIDEO: Vancouver gets its first Chinese Canadian mayor

Ken Sim will lead Vancouver for the next 4 years

Vancouver Mayor-elect Ken Sim arrives for a news conference in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, Oct. 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Nathan Pachal, the newly-elected mayor of Langley City, was celebrating with supporters Saturday night, Oct 15. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Nathan Pachal wins Langley City mayoralty race

Mayor-elect will be working with a council of half incumbents and half newcomers

Nathan Pachal, the newly-elected mayor of Langley City, was celebrating with supporters Saturday night, Oct 15. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
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