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Frank Ludwig in the control room. (Photo submitted)

The Day They Closed The Old Mill Down in song

Former member of Trooper captures the essence of small town struggles and triumphs

 

A volunteer gives an exhibit a good dusting at the B.C. Farm Museum in Fort Langley on Saturday, March 28, in preparation for its planned reopening on April 1 (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley museum devoted to farming history ready to open for season April 1

COVID safety protocols are in place at the B.C. Farm Museum in Fort Langley

 

Clearview Garden Shop is offering hanging baskets, which will help Alder Grove Heritage Society. (Special to The Star)

Hanging basket sales help Alder Grove Heritage Society upgrade ‘historic’ computer

Clearview Garden Shop is donating $7 from each hanging basket sold, now until the end of April

 

A petition launched by a group of University of Victoria students calls for the renaming of Trutch Street. (Google Maps)

B.C. students lobby to get racist official’s name off Victoria street

University of Victoria students say Trutch Street puts racist history on a pedestal

A petition launched by a group of University of Victoria students calls for the renaming of Trutch Street. (Google Maps)
Three metal plaques have been pried off the monument, seen here on Saturday, March 6 in the Neil McLeod Memorial Park on 216th Street (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Theft of plaques from Langley’s McLeod Memorial Park called ‘disgusting’

Former mayor Kurt Alberts says McLeod family members would be ‘broken-hearted’

Three metal plaques have been pried off the monument, seen here on Saturday, March 6 in the Neil McLeod Memorial Park on 216th Street (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Hope’s station house, moved from its original location along the railroad to 111 Old Hope Princeton Way. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Citizens file B.C. Ombudsperson complaint against Hope Council in Station House fracas

Demolition contract has been awarded, completed by April 30

Hope’s station house, moved from its original location along the railroad to 111 Old Hope Princeton Way. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
Fort Langley Community Hall in 1932. (Langley Centennial Museum/Special to The Star)

Fort Langley Community Hall celebrates 90 years since opening inaugural ball

Most people believed the hall opened in 1932 because of a sign that had been incorrectly dated

Fort Langley Community Hall in 1932. (Langley Centennial Museum/Special to The Star)
Passengers aboard Komagata Maru in Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet, 1914 - Library and Archives Canada image

Abbotsford council is asked to rename street in memory of Komagata Maru victims

Most of 376 the passengers aboard ship were denied entry into Canada in 1914

Passengers aboard Komagata Maru in Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet, 1914 - Library and Archives Canada image
A model of the planned Salishan Place centre was displayed at a Fort public information session in 2018. (Langley Advance Times files)

$711,000 tourism grant goes to Langley arts and culture centre

Salishan Place by the River is a planned community hub with many amenities and uses

A model of the planned Salishan Place centre was displayed at a Fort public information session in 2018. (Langley Advance Times files)
The booklet roots present day activism in the history of racist policies, arguing the history must be acknowledged in order to change. (CCPA)

New resource dives into 150 years of racist policy in B.C.

Racist history must be acknowledged in order to change, authors say

The booklet roots present day activism in the history of racist policies, arguing the history must be acknowledged in order to change. (CCPA)
Rob Rondeau, PhD candidate at SFU, is embarking on a mission to find definitive evidence of human migration to the continent. (SFU supplied image)

VIDEO: Marine archaeologist looking for clues of ancient migration in B.C. waters

SFU researcher hoping to find 15,000 year-old archaeological sites underwater

Rob Rondeau, PhD candidate at SFU, is embarking on a mission to find definitive evidence of human migration to the continent. (SFU supplied image)
Attendees at Aldergroovy music festival (Vladimir Keremidschieff/Special to The Star)

VIDEO: Filmmaker makes memory of Aldergrove’s own Woodstock a little less hazy

Carmen Pollard’s 10-part Knowledge Network series features segment on 1969 Beach Rock Festival

Attendees at Aldergroovy music festival (Vladimir Keremidschieff/Special to The Star)
Curator Kobi Christian with an exhibit on historic clothing that was on display at the Langley Centennial Museum last February. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley museum gets $75,000 grant for printmaking studio

The funding is to go towards improving facilities

Curator Kobi Christian with an exhibit on historic clothing that was on display at the Langley Centennial Museum last February. (Langley Advance Times files)
The first tree – a Sitka spruce – in the second phase of Fort Langley’s Memory Grove was planted on the morning of Thursday, Jan. 21. (Kurt Alberts/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Second phase of Memory Grove planted at Fort Langley

The first trees started going into the ground on Thursday, Jan. 21

The first tree – a Sitka spruce – in the second phase of Fort Langley’s Memory Grove was planted on the morning of Thursday, Jan. 21. (Kurt Alberts/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
One of Langley’s smallest properties is this pioneer cemetery containing two graves. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
One of Langley’s smallest properties is this pioneer cemetery containing two graves. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley’s tiniest lots include land just for garbage and a pioneer cemetery

Langley’s smallest properties have been carved off for various reasons over the last century

One of Langley’s smallest properties is this pioneer cemetery containing two graves. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
One of Langley’s smallest properties is this pioneer cemetery containing two graves. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
The Aldergrove Hotel circa 1950 (Alder Grove Heritage Society/Special to the Aldergrove Star)

PHOTOS & VIDEO: A look back at the Alder Inn

Aldergrove hotel opened in 1949, lasting through robberies, fires, and changes for seven decades

The Aldergrove Hotel circa 1950 (Alder Grove Heritage Society/Special to the Aldergrove Star)
The B.C. Farm Museum honoured Langley’s Ann Blaauw at a small ceremony on Monday, Nov. 2. Blaauw recently donated $250,000 to the volunteer-run museum. (Mike Prangnell/B.C. Farm Museum)

Langley’s farm museum welcomes generous donation

Volunteer-run B.C. Farm Museum recognizes two local supporters

The B.C. Farm Museum honoured Langley’s Ann Blaauw at a small ceremony on Monday, Nov. 2. Blaauw recently donated $250,000 to the volunteer-run museum. (Mike Prangnell/B.C. Farm Museum)
Karen Dosanjh’s book, Untold Stories: The South Asian Pioneer Experience in BC, was released earlier this year, and details the struggles and successes of the province’s earliest South Asian immigrants. (Contributed photo)

White Rock author’s book tells stories of B.C.’s South Asian pioneers

‘These stories belong to the community’ says Karen Dosanjh

Karen Dosanjh’s book, Untold Stories: The South Asian Pioneer Experience in BC, was released earlier this year, and details the struggles and successes of the province’s earliest South Asian immigrants. (Contributed photo)
Drawing boundaries in Langley – the electoral boundaries commission put forward this map in 1988, dividing Langley for the first time into two ridings. The actual boundaries approved later that year would be slightly different. (Electoral Boundaries Commission of British Columbia)

Langley riding has been divided up, fought over, and won by five different parties

From the Coalition to Social Credit to the CCF, Langley’s political history has been all over the map

Drawing boundaries in Langley – the electoral boundaries commission put forward this map in 1988, dividing Langley for the first time into two ridings. The actual boundaries approved later that year would be slightly different. (Electoral Boundaries Commission of British Columbia)
Seen on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, a mask has been placed on this Langley statue that pays tribute to farmers from the early days (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Seen on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, a mask has been placed on this Langley statue that pays tribute to farmers from the early days (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)