Langley City

The B.C. Legislature in Victoria, B.C. is shown on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Langley to seek COVID-19 infrastructure grants

The provincially-administered funds could be used in flood prevention

 

A homeless couple nap on a Langley City bench in 2018. According to new stats, the number of homeless who live outdoors is on the rise in the City and Township. (Langley Advance Times file)

More homeless are sleeping outdoors in Langley than ever, study finds

Number of ‘unsheltered’ is up 26 per cent from previous count in 2017

 

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LETTER: Langley could make 208th Street hill safer with little cost

A left turn onto 208th Street hill makes intersection dangerous

  • Nov 29, 2020

 

Belmont school in Langley reported one person tested positive for COVID-19 (Undated Google Maps image)

COVID-19 cases reported at Belmont Elementary and DW Poppy schools in Langley

Fraser Health says in both cases the affected individuals are self-isolating at home

Belmont school in Langley reported one person tested positive for COVID-19 (Undated Google Maps image)
Langley City’s Gregory Douglas snapped a picture of a rainbow over the downtown core Tuesday, Nov. 24. “Just wanted to share this beautiful view that I happened to capture today, that illustrates not only Mother Nature’s beauty,” but what an “amazing city” we live in. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

SHARE: Langley City resident discovers treasure and both ends of the rainbow

Send us your photo showing how you view Langley, and it could be featured in a future edition

  • Nov 24, 2020
Langley City’s Gregory Douglas snapped a picture of a rainbow over the downtown core Tuesday, Nov. 24. “Just wanted to share this beautiful view that I happened to capture today, that illustrates not only Mother Nature’s beauty,” but what an “amazing city” we live in. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley City fire crews were called to the 4900-block of 202A Street for a report of a tree fallen on a house around 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. (Curtis Kreklau/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Tree falls on Langley City home

City fire crews said no one was injured

Langley City fire crews were called to the 4900-block of 202A Street for a report of a tree fallen on a house around 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. (Curtis Kreklau/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Shawn Stiles, owner of Inifinity Limousine, seen here with one of his stretch SUVS on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, said there has been a lack of clarity about COVID-19 rules for the industry (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Langley City limousine company owner says there has been a lack of clarity about COVID-19 regulations

Provincial order allows $2,000 fines on party buses and limousines without saying what’s allowed

Shawn Stiles, owner of Inifinity Limousine, seen here with one of his stretch SUVS on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, said there has been a lack of clarity about COVID-19 rules for the industry (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Twin sisters Kalli (L) and Kylie Eccles tried out the merry-go-round at Brydon Park, located on the corner of 53 Avenue and 198 Street in Langley City, on Sunday Nov. 15 (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

A good day to play in Langley

Kids, parents and grandparents took advantage of the sunny Sunday weather

Twin sisters Kalli (L) and Kylie Eccles tried out the merry-go-round at Brydon Park, located on the corner of 53 Avenue and 198 Street in Langley City, on Sunday Nov. 15 (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
New stats show the number of police calls for service in Langley City has fallen (file)

Langley City crime stats show double-digit drop

COVID-19, by keeping people home, may be discouraging thieves

New stats show the number of police calls for service in Langley City has fallen (file)
Murrayville’s John Swityk had to pay his respects to his fallen comrades from D-Day, as well as all the other soldiers – past and present – who have sacrifices. Despite most Remembrance Day ceremonies being cancelled, the 99-year-old Langley man insisted on visiting the Langley cenotaph today (Nov. 11, 2020). (TaraLee Richards/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Cancelled services didn’t stop knighted soldier, 99, from paying respects

John Swityk was at Langley’s cenotaph before many awoke Nov. 11, to safely honour his fallen friends

Murrayville’s John Swityk had to pay his respects to his fallen comrades from D-Day, as well as all the other soldiers – past and present – who have sacrifices. Despite most Remembrance Day ceremonies being cancelled, the 99-year-old Langley man insisted on visiting the Langley cenotaph today (Nov. 11, 2020). (TaraLee Richards/Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Downtown Langley Business Association honours veterans by displaying images of those who served ahead of Remembrance Day each year. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)

PHOTOS: 35 veterans honoured for Remembrance Day with DLBA initiative

Four veteran names are not known, can you identify them?

The Downtown Langley Business Association honours veterans by displaying images of those who served ahead of Remembrance Day each year. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)
While outdoor postal boxes like these have been redesigned to make them harder for thieves to rob, lobby mail boxes are still vulnerable. Police have issued a warning to residents of Langley. (File)

Mail theft more than doubles in Langley City

Hike coincided with arrival of Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) cheques

While outdoor postal boxes like these have been redesigned to make them harder for thieves to rob, lobby mail boxes are still vulnerable. Police have issued a warning to residents of Langley. (File)
Langley City council voted to appoint councillor Gayle Martin (R) to the Metro Vancouver board of directors in place of mayor Val van den Broek (L). The decision was made at a closed-door meeting of council on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. (file)

Langley City mayor says her removal from Metro board of directors is example of continued in-fighting

‘I’m not the mayor they wanted’ Val van den Broek says of the council members who voted against her

Langley City council voted to appoint councillor Gayle Martin (R) to the Metro Vancouver board of directors in place of mayor Val van den Broek (L). The decision was made at a closed-door meeting of council on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. (file)
The Packaging Depot in Langley City has been ‘crazy busy’ since it started helping Metro Vancouver residents get purchases from the U.S. into Canada during the border shutdown (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

How a Langley City business is getting purchases from the U.S. to Canadian buyers

Agreement with U.S. business to cut shipping costs has quadrupled their work load, owner says

The Packaging Depot in Langley City has been ‘crazy busy’ since it started helping Metro Vancouver residents get purchases from the U.S. into Canada during the border shutdown (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Cloverdale – Langley City Conservative MP Tamara Jansen speaks in the House of Commons on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. to support a proposal to halt audits of small businesses who received federal pandemic relief funds. (video image)
Cloverdale – Langley City Conservative MP Tamara Jansen speaks in the House of Commons on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. to support a proposal to halt audits of small businesses who received federal pandemic relief funds. (video image)
Langley City Hall and Timms Community Centre. (Langley Advance Times files)

COVID money comes to Langley City and Township

Millions of dollars in federal funding is arriving

Langley City Hall and Timms Community Centre. (Langley Advance Times files)
A vehicle passes a speed reader board sign on 208th Street in Langley City on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2020. Langley City plans to use the devices to tally the number of speeders on the route. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Tackling speeding on 208th Street: Langley City council orders a crosswalk and data collecting

Speed reader boards will be used to generate data about incidents of speeding

A vehicle passes a speed reader board sign on 208th Street in Langley City on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2020. Langley City plans to use the devices to tally the number of speeders on the route. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Artist Judy Pohl attended the unveiling her transportation-themed mural at Langley City’s Linwood Park on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley City is one mural closer to Chemainus

New public art pays tribute to public transit

Artist Judy Pohl attended the unveiling her transportation-themed mural at Langley City’s Linwood Park on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Cst. Phil Colter was named the new Langley RCMP officer in charge of the Aldergrove Community Policing Office (CPO) in June. While the office remains closed due to the pandemic, the officer will be handling community matters through the main detachment. On Tuesday, Nov. 3, the Township said the CPOs will stay closed at least until the new year. (Langley Advance Times/file)

Langley Community Police Offices won’t re-open until the new year

Township says services will continue to be provided through the main office

Cst. Phil Colter was named the new Langley RCMP officer in charge of the Aldergrove Community Policing Office (CPO) in June. While the office remains closed due to the pandemic, the officer will be handling community matters through the main detachment. On Tuesday, Nov. 3, the Township said the CPOs will stay closed at least until the new year. (Langley Advance Times/file)
Crews were trying to clear a Langley City house of smoke, after a fire was reported during the dinner hour Tuesday on 52nd Avenue, just west of 203rd Street. (Lisa Farquharson/Langley Advance Times)
Crews were trying to clear a Langley City house of smoke, after a fire was reported during the dinner hour Tuesday on 52nd Avenue, just west of 203rd Street. (Lisa Farquharson/Langley Advance Times)