Fort Langley

Fort Langley resident Bryan Miller makes a habit of picking up litter and he is hoping to encourage others to do the same (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Keeping it tidy: Fort Langley man urges residents to take a cleanup pledge

‘If you see weeds, pull them. If you see garbage, pick it up’ says Bryan Miller

Fort Langley resident Bryan Miller makes a habit of picking up litter and he is hoping to encourage others to do the same (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Alvin Brendan earned the Fort Langley Jazz Festival’s Rising Star Award for 2020. (Alvin Brendan/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Fort Langley festival looks for rising musical star for summer performance

Musicians within Metro Vancouver have until March 31 to apply for the Rising Star award

Alvin Brendan earned the Fort Langley Jazz Festival’s Rising Star Award for 2020. (Alvin Brendan/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
During a recent stroll through Fort Langley, Wout Brouwer captured this winter picture of Bedford Channel. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Jan 5, 2021
During a recent stroll through Fort Langley, Wout Brouwer captured this winter picture of Bedford Channel. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
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LETTER: Fort Langley perfect spot for pot shop, resident argues

If a cannabis shop wants to open, I say, “go for it,” letter writer says

  • Jan 3, 2021
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About 30 people braved the chilly water on New Year’s Day 2020 in Fort Langley for the annual unofficial polar bear plunge. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)

PHOTOS: Locals brave frigid water at Fort Langley polar bear swim

About 30 people participated this year, a stark contrast to 2019

About 30 people braved the chilly water on New Year’s Day 2020 in Fort Langley for the annual unofficial polar bear plunge. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)
Undated Google Maps image of Fort Langley Seniors Community at 8838 Glover Road. A COVID outbreak reported on Nov. 6 has claimed the lives of 11 residents, the Fraser Health Authority reported Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. (Google Maps)

COVID outbreak at Fort Langley care home declared over

11 residents died and more than 60 residents and staff contracted the virus

Undated Google Maps image of Fort Langley Seniors Community at 8838 Glover Road. A COVID outbreak reported on Nov. 6 has claimed the lives of 11 residents, the Fraser Health Authority reported Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. (Google Maps)
A screenshot of Rich Coleman’s deleted tweet. (Twitter/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Coleman deletes inaccurate tweet downplaying COVID-19 death rate

The tweet drew harsh criticism on social media

A screenshot of Rich Coleman’s deleted tweet. (Twitter/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
For three nights from Friday, December 18, to Sunday Dec. 20, Living Waters Church in Fort Langley collected contributions for the Langley Food Bank using the COVID-safety techniques they have become accustomed to during the pandemic. (special to Langley Advance Times)

Despite pouring rain, a drive-by donation to help the Langley Food Bank draws a big response

Fort Langley’s Living Waters Church has more than a little experience planning such events

For three nights from Friday, December 18, to Sunday Dec. 20, Living Waters Church in Fort Langley collected contributions for the Langley Food Bank using the COVID-safety techniques they have become accustomed to during the pandemic. (special to Langley Advance Times)
Tim and Edwina Lounsbury of Langley were together 47 years before COVID-19 claimed her life.(Courtesy Lounsbury family/special to Langley Advance Times)
Tim and Edwina Lounsbury of Langley were together 47 years before COVID-19 claimed her life.(Courtesy Lounsbury family/special to Langley Advance Times)
Undated Google Maps image of Fort Langley Seniors Community at 8838 Glover Road. A COVID outbreak reported on Nov. 6 has claimed the lives of 11 residents, the Fraser Health Authority reported Wednesday, Dec. 16. (Google Maps)

COVID-19 outbreak claims 11 lives at Fort Langley Seniors Community long term care facility

All were residents of the facility, Fraser Health confirmed

Undated Google Maps image of Fort Langley Seniors Community at 8838 Glover Road. A COVID outbreak reported on Nov. 6 has claimed the lives of 11 residents, the Fraser Health Authority reported Wednesday, Dec. 16. (Google Maps)
Dee-Ana Goodman, children’s pastor at the Living Waters church in Fort Langley, guided a visiting vehicle to a stop Sunday, May 10, 2020, during a drive-through Mother’s Day celebration at the Glover Road place of worship. This Friday, the church will begin three days of drive-throughs to help the Langley Food Bank. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

A drive-by donation to help the Langley Food Bank gets underway this Friday in Fort Langley

Living Waters Church has more than a little experience planning such events

Dee-Ana Goodman, children’s pastor at the Living Waters church in Fort Langley, guided a visiting vehicle to a stop Sunday, May 10, 2020, during a drive-through Mother’s Day celebration at the Glover Road place of worship. This Friday, the church will begin three days of drive-throughs to help the Langley Food Bank. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Members of the Fort Langley-based D-Fyance dragonboat team (L to R) Ruth Bedell, Barb Maestri, Lorraine McKee and June Goin, dropped off Christmas gifts for seniors at the Langley Lodge on Friday, Dec. 11. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

A better Christmas for some Langley seniors, thanks to dragonboat team

D-Fyance, a group of competitors 70 and older, got together to buy gifts

Members of the Fort Langley-based D-Fyance dragonboat team (L to R) Ruth Bedell, Barb Maestri, Lorraine McKee and June Goin, dropped off Christmas gifts for seniors at the Langley Lodge on Friday, Dec. 11. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
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)
A semi truck hauling lumber and a train collided on the tracks near the intersection of 256 Street and 88 Avenue on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020 around 3 p.m. (Google map)

Lumber truck and train collide near Fort Langley

It was a ‘mess’ but no one was hurt, deputy fire chief says

A semi truck hauling lumber and a train collided on the tracks near the intersection of 256 Street and 88 Avenue on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020 around 3 p.m. (Google map)
Members queue up at the Langley Costco in May of 2020. Four staff at the store tested positive for the coronavirus over two weeks in November, said an employee who did not want to be named for fear of losing their job (Langley Advance Times file)

Four COVID cases in two weeks at Langley Costco

Staffer blames spike on relaxed enforcement of COVID-19 measures, says ‘it’s a zoo’

Members queue up at the Langley Costco in May of 2020. Four staff at the store tested positive for the coronavirus over two weeks in November, said an employee who did not want to be named for fear of losing their job (Langley Advance Times file)
Langley RCMP issued a $2,300 fine to the Riverside Calvary church in Langley in the 9600 block of 201 Street for holding an in-person service on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, despite a provincial COVID-19 related ban (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Updated: Langley church fined for holding in-person Sunday service

Pastor says a ‘team of lawyers’ is being consulted

Langley RCMP issued a $2,300 fine to the Riverside Calvary church in Langley in the 9600 block of 201 Street for holding an in-person service on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, despite a provincial COVID-19 related ban (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Undeterred by the COVID-19 related shutdown of the public markets she usually sells at, Fort Langley crafter Marjie Van Dyk was at a roadside stand in the 8900 block of Wright Street on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2020, to market her handmade wind chimes, bookmarks, pottery piece and beaded art objects. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Selling despite COVID – how a Fort Langley crafter is handling the shutdown

Marjie Van Dyk has set up her own mini outdoor market

Undeterred by the COVID-19 related shutdown of the public markets she usually sells at, Fort Langley crafter Marjie Van Dyk was at a roadside stand in the 8900 block of Wright Street on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2020, to market her handmade wind chimes, bookmarks, pottery piece and beaded art objects. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Wout Brouwer expressed his gratitude to the Metro Vancouver regional parks department for keeping the Houston Trail in Fort Langley in such “great shape.” They recently repaired a section of the trail that was “seriously eroded” and built what Brouwer calls a “beautiful, rustic fence.” (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Nov 27, 2020
Wout Brouwer expressed his gratitude to the Metro Vancouver regional parks department for keeping the Houston Trail in Fort Langley in such “great shape.” They recently repaired a section of the trail that was “seriously eroded” and built what Brouwer calls a “beautiful, rustic fence.” (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Fort Langley’s proposed new truck route is outlined in red. It would move most truck traffic around the village of Fort Langley. (Langley Township Engineering/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Fort Langley truck route plans to be decided in 2021

Township council will decide on the project during the budget process next year

Fort Langley’s proposed new truck route is outlined in red. It would move most truck traffic around the village of Fort Langley. (Langley Township Engineering/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Fort Langley’s proposed new truck route is outlined in red. It would move most truck traffic around the village of Fort Langley. (Langley Township Engineering/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Truck routes could be removed from Fort Langley

The cost of the long-discussed changes are to be debated by council

Fort Langley’s proposed new truck route is outlined in red. It would move most truck traffic around the village of Fort Langley. (Langley Township Engineering/Special to the Langley Advance Times)