Environment

Fire consumed a condo development project under construction at 208th Street and 80th Avenue Monday night, April 19. Many spectators shared their images. (Daniel Gerstner/Instagram: @gerstner/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Creek impacted by ‘millions of litres’ of chlorinated water used to fight Langley condo fire

Local watershed group concerned about harm to creek and wants better protocols in place

 

Demonstrators make their way through downtown Kelowna during a solidarity march and rally in Kelowna for blockaders at Vancouver Island’s Fairy Creek watershed on June 5. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

WEB POLL: End or continue old growth logging in B.C.?

The Fairy Creek standoff has put old growth logging back in the spotlight

 

An aerial view of the marine oil-spill near Bligh Island in Nootka sound that the Canadian Coast Guard posted in a live social media feed in December. ( Canadian Coast Guard/Facebook)

Oil from vessel that sank in 1968 off Vancouver Island to be removed

DFO hires Florida firm to carefully remove oil from MV Schiedyk in Nootka Sound starting in mid-June

 

Tako van Popta (R) points out some of the 500 free seedlings that he and Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS) gave away in about 15 minutes on Saturday, June 5 in the parking lot of the Langley Home Depot. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Annual Langley free tree giveaway distributes 500 seedlings in 15 minutes

MP Tako van Popta continues tradition begun by late MP Mark Warawa

Tako van Popta (R) points out some of the 500 free seedlings that he and Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS) gave away in about 15 minutes on Saturday, June 5 in the parking lot of the Langley Home Depot. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
What kind of things are living in your backyard? The Langley Bioblitz organizers want to know. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Citizen scientists needed in Langley

A two-week bioblitz is underway to record what’s living in nature in and around the Langleys

What kind of things are living in your backyard? The Langley Bioblitz organizers want to know. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
After 800 visitors were granted partial stays at BC Parks this summer in error, the ministry responsible is now saying sorry. (Black Press Media files)

BC Parks’ system grants 800 campsite bookings against provincial policy

The online portal granted numerous 1-night stays at campgrounds this August long weekend

After 800 visitors were granted partial stays at BC Parks this summer in error, the ministry responsible is now saying sorry. (Black Press Media files)
The Little Brown Myotis occurs across British Columbia but is threatened by white-nose syndrome, a bat disease. (Photo by B. Paterson)

Provincial bat count to monitor for impacts of white-nose syndrome

Almost half of British Columbia’s bat species are now at risk

The Little Brown Myotis occurs across British Columbia but is threatened by white-nose syndrome, a bat disease. (Photo by B. Paterson)
Seen in this 2018 photo, Purple Martin birds had just begun to nest in a handmade habitat in the Fraser River in Langley. The photo was taken before an errant log boom destroyed the piling and left at least four nesting pairs homeless. (Lisa Dreves/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Errant log boom blamed for destroying bird habitat in Langley

It took years for rare purple martins to move into the wooden nesting boxes, now they’re gone

Seen in this 2018 photo, Purple Martin birds had just begun to nest in a handmade habitat in the Fraser River in Langley. The photo was taken before an errant log boom destroyed the piling and left at least four nesting pairs homeless. (Lisa Dreves/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Megan DePew, co-owner of Sequim Bee Farm. (File photo)

B.C. creates buzz by declaring May 29 the day of the honey bee

B.C.’s minister of agriculture, food and fisheries said the insects are an integral part of B.C.

Megan DePew, co-owner of Sequim Bee Farm. (File photo)
Tanya Drouillard of the Township of Langley plugs in a Nissan Leaf, one of the all-electric vehicles operated by the Township, a public charging station. A new plan could encourage EV ownership. (Langley Advance Times files)

Our View: Getting up to speed on EV charging not too difficult

Expanding charging stations will be driven by more electric vehicle sales

  • May 29, 2021
Tanya Drouillard of the Township of Langley plugs in a Nissan Leaf, one of the all-electric vehicles operated by the Township, a public charging station. A new plan could encourage EV ownership. (Langley Advance Times files)
MP Tako van Popta hosted tree seedling giveaway last summer. (Aldergrove Star files)

Langley-Aldergrove MP partners with LEPS for annual seedling giveaway

People can stop by Langley Home Depot on June 5 to grab a seedling from 2 to 3 p.m.

MP Tako van Popta hosted tree seedling giveaway last summer. (Aldergrove Star files)
A fallen tree in Langley City’s City park has been transformed by municipal workers into a rustic railing in Sendall Gardens (Special to Langley Advance Times)

A fallen tree finds a new purpose in a Langley City park

Branches were used to build a rustic railing in Sendall Gardens

A fallen tree in Langley City’s City park has been transformed by municipal workers into a rustic railing in Sendall Gardens (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A crew of WestCoast WILD Adventures employees tackled an onslaught of litter left at the ‘Locks of Love’ fence at Wally Creek on May 2. (Anne-Marie Gosselin photo)

Litter woes consume popular ‘Locks of Love’ fence on B.C.’s Pacific Rim

Popular view spot near Tofino plagued by people hanging masks and other unwanted garbage

A crew of WestCoast WILD Adventures employees tackled an onslaught of litter left at the ‘Locks of Love’ fence at Wally Creek on May 2. (Anne-Marie Gosselin photo)
Volunteers Jessica Horst (L) and Angela Womitowy (center) and Lisa Dreves, LEPS Stewardship Coordinator (R) stand in the middle of a clearing they hacked out near Betrand Creek on Saturday, May 15 (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Battling invading plants in Langley

May is invasive species month in BC. It isn’t a celebration.

Volunteers Jessica Horst (L) and Angela Womitowy (center) and Lisa Dreves, LEPS Stewardship Coordinator (R) stand in the middle of a clearing they hacked out near Betrand Creek on Saturday, May 15 (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
A pair of rare peregrine falcons have returned to their nesting site at an Abbotsford quarry, resulting in increased concerns from opponents about their safety. (PHOTO: #savebcfalcons Instagram page)

Concerns escalate about rare peregrine falcons as blasting set for Abbotsford quarry

Opponents worried after birds return to nesting site at quarry on Quadling Road

A pair of rare peregrine falcons have returned to their nesting site at an Abbotsford quarry, resulting in increased concerns from opponents about their safety. (PHOTO: #savebcfalcons Instagram page)
A black bear, dubbed Huckleberry by Deep Cove, B.C., residents died on July 31, 2020, after becoming conditioned to food and humans. (North Shore Black Bear Society photo)

Fewer dead bears, more fines: Advocates call for B.C. conservation officer reform

B.C. Bear Alliance wants to see body cameras on conservation officers after more than 600 black bears were killed this past year

A black bear, dubbed Huckleberry by Deep Cove, B.C., residents died on July 31, 2020, after becoming conditioned to food and humans. (North Shore Black Bear Society photo)
A mason bee metropolis is unfolding in David Clements backyard. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

GREEN BEAT: ‘If you build it, they will come’

Building tube-filled homes for mason bees will attract these pollinators to the backyard

  • May 9, 2021
A mason bee metropolis is unfolding in David Clements backyard. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
William Shi took this picture recently at Campbell Valley Regional Park. Located in South Langley, this is a regional park maintained by the Metro Vancouver regional parks. It was formed from six historical farm plots, with portions set aside for the Langley Tree Farm and scout Camp McLean and kilometres of walking, cycling, and horseback riding trails among other amenities. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

WEB POLL: Does Langley have enough parks?

Tell us what you think or send us a letter

  • Apr 29, 2021
William Shi took this picture recently at Campbell Valley Regional Park. Located in South Langley, this is a regional park maintained by the Metro Vancouver regional parks. It was formed from six historical farm plots, with portions set aside for the Langley Tree Farm and scout Camp McLean and kilometres of walking, cycling, and horseback riding trails among other amenities. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley university graduate Katharine Sell helps tackle ocean microplastics and protect marine life. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

COVID leads to new venture for biologist

Langley university graduate helps tackle ocean microplastics and protect marine life

  • Apr 25, 2021
Langley university graduate Katharine Sell helps tackle ocean microplastics and protect marine life. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
BC Housing has released a request for proposals to find a contractor that will conduct an economics of mass timber study. The bidding process closes April 28, 2021. (Don Descoteau/Black Press Media)

BC Housing to study economics of using mass timber for affordable housing

The affordable housing agency sees mass timber as an opportunity to reduce building-related GHG emissions

BC Housing has released a request for proposals to find a contractor that will conduct an economics of mass timber study. The bidding process closes April 28, 2021. (Don Descoteau/Black Press Media)