Langley Township

The Passionate Home owner Carrie Thachuk, seen here in her Langley City store in McBurney Plaza on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, is selling a lot more than she used to over the internet (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

It could be a good Boxing Day for Langley merchants

Online shopping and a closed U.S. border could mean more business for local stores

The Passionate Home owner Carrie Thachuk, seen here in her Langley City store in McBurney Plaza on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, is selling a lot more than she used to over the internet (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Township firefighters were called to a fire in the 22100 block of 16th Avenue on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Langley Advance Times)
Township firefighters were called to a fire in the 22100 block of 16th Avenue on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Langley Advance Times)
Walnut Grove Community Centre’s pool has been closed for months due to the pandemic, one funding issue the Township council is grappling with as it begins budget talks. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Good news, bad news as Township council grapples with budget

Development fees are up, but costs are higher in other areas

Walnut Grove Community Centre’s pool has been closed for months due to the pandemic, one funding issue the Township council is grappling with as it begins budget talks. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Darren Pennington and his wife Kassandra and daughter Aubrey decorated their Aldergrove home for the holidays. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

CHRISTMAS LIGHT MAP: Aldergrove display began in childhood bedroom

Darren and Kassandra Pennington have 8,000 lights covering their house, all synced up to music

Darren Pennington and his wife Kassandra and daughter Aubrey decorated their Aldergrove home for the holidays. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
Ellexis, Ella, Everett, Tonya, and Chris Wejr went all out for the holiday season. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

CHRISTMAS LIGHT MAP: Aldergrove principal goes all out for the holidays

Shortreed’s Chris Wejr and his family invite the community to come check out their decor

Ellexis, Ella, Everett, Tonya, and Chris Wejr went all out for the holiday season. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
A 27-foot Christmas tree was decorated on Tuesday, Dec. 8, in the vacant lot where the Alder Inn used to stand. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

PHOTOS: Downtown Aldergrove lit up by 27-foot Christmas tree

Business Association urges residents to decorate fence with red ribbons and family traditions

A 27-foot Christmas tree was decorated on Tuesday, Dec. 8, in the vacant lot where the Alder Inn used to stand. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
An architect’s rendering of the proposed apartment building planned by Christian Life Assembly. (Township of Langley/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Church plan for affordable housing moves forward

The 98-unit apartment building will be debated after a public hearing

An architect’s rendering of the proposed apartment building planned by Christian Life Assembly. (Township of Langley/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Traffic around the 216th Street interchange, which opened in September, is being studied by TransLink. (Langley Advance Times files)

School zone speed limits for Langley school wait on TransLink study

Topham Elementary needs TransLink approval for a 30 km/h limit

Traffic around the 216th Street interchange, which opened in September, is being studied by TransLink. (Langley Advance Times files)
Township employees test and finalize the Christmas light displays at Williams Park. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

PHOTOS: Williams Park gets ready for Christmas, opens Friday, Dec. 11

Holiday display will run for two weeks as a drive-thru style event

Township employees test and finalize the Christmas light displays at Williams Park. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
Langley Township Civic Facility. (Langley Advance Times files)

Library possible for new development in Willoughby

Township council has yet to approve plans for a new library

Langley Township Civic Facility. (Langley Advance Times files)
Irene Brummitt was waiting with her hand-knitted Remembrance Day poppies for donors to arrive at the entrance to the Avalon seniors residence in Murrayville on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020. (Black Press Media files)

Aldergrove legion raised $48,467 through 2020 campaign

Money was raised through poppy sales, wreath sales, coin boxes, and e-transfer donations

Irene Brummitt was waiting with her hand-knitted Remembrance Day poppies for donors to arrive at the entrance to the Avalon seniors residence in Murrayville on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020. (Black Press Media files)
Langley Township council has begun debating next year's municipal budget. (Langley Advance Times files)

New taxes, levies, or cuts considered in next Langley Township budget

COVID-19 has put a strain on some areas of the budget

Langley Township council has begun debating next year's municipal budget. (Langley Advance Times files)
B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Judge ponders case of alleged conflict over Langley Township council donations

The mayor and two sitting councillors could be removed from office

B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Township of Langley firefighters were called to a crash Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 where the lone driver of a pickup truck damaged a water main leaving Trinity Western University without water. (Curtis Kreklau/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Pickup severs pipe in Langley, leaves TWU without water

Incident involved a single vehicle, driver treated for minor injuries

Township of Langley firefighters were called to a crash Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 where the lone driver of a pickup truck damaged a water main leaving Trinity Western University without water. (Curtis Kreklau/Special to Langley Advance Times)
B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (Black Press Media files)

‘No smoke, no fire’ defense says in conflict case that could kick three off Langley Township council

Lawyers argued there’s no evidence of any conflict or vote-for-money deal

B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (Black Press Media files)
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

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

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)
Township of Langley firefighters wore protective masks at a Nov. 17, 2020 call to a burning van incident (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Langley Township tightens COVID safety rules following fire department outbreak

Among other measures, firefighters are keeping physically separate during shift changes

Township of Langley firefighters wore protective masks at a Nov. 17, 2020 call to a burning van incident (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
A small tree topped with a bow was standing out front of the vacant lot where the Alder Inn used to stand. It will be replaced with a much larger one, thanks to Langley Township councillors Bob Long and Petrina Arnason, who convinced a majority to approve a 27-foot tall tree at the Monday, Nov. 30, 2020 council meeting (Shirley Sawatsky/Aldergrove Star files)

27-foot-tall Christmas tree approved for former Alder Inn site

Township council funds 27-foot tree on lot where Aldergrove hotel once stood

A small tree topped with a bow was standing out front of the vacant lot where the Alder Inn used to stand. It will be replaced with a much larger one, thanks to Langley Township councillors Bob Long and Petrina Arnason, who convinced a majority to approve a 27-foot tall tree at the Monday, Nov. 30, 2020 council meeting (Shirley Sawatsky/Aldergrove Star files)
Township firefighters were called to the 25200-block of 16 Ave. in Aldergrove on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020 around 11:30 p.m. after receiving reports of a mobile home fire. (Curtis Kreklau/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Township firefighters were called to the 25200-block of 16 Ave. in Aldergrove on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020 around 11:30 p.m. after receiving reports of a mobile home fire. (Curtis Kreklau/Special to Langley Advance Times)