Langley Township

Emergency crews were called to three-vehicle crash, involving a motorcycle at 264th Street and 56th Avenue on the south side of the Trans-Canada Highway on Monday, Aug. 2, 2021. One person was sent to hospital. (Shane MacKichan/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: 3-vehicle crash involving motorcycle in Aldergrove sends one to hospital

Emergency crews were called to 264th Street and 56th Avenue Monday evening

Emergency crews were called to three-vehicle crash, involving a motorcycle at 264th Street and 56th Avenue on the south side of the Trans-Canada Highway on Monday, Aug. 2, 2021. One person was sent to hospital. (Shane MacKichan/Special to Langley Advance Times)
A local resident is concerned about a proposal to turn a rural area into a subdivision. (Langley Township website)

LETTER: Langley Township can’t see the forest for the trees that would be felled

Municipality should be considering the site for a public park

  • Jul 27, 2021
A local resident is concerned about a proposal to turn a rural area into a subdivision. (Langley Township website)
Susan Vowes said the Township wasted taxpayer money on these signs in Milner.

LETTER: Langley Township rain garden signs irks letter writer

Municipality wasting taxpayer dollars, local woman writes

  • Jul 26, 2021
Susan Vowes said the Township wasted taxpayer money on these signs in Milner.
Woodworker Wally Martin used lumber from the former Alder Inn to craft a mural that honours the buildings history. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/The Star)

Woodworker honours Alder Inn with mural made from reclaimed lumber

Wally Martin and Jackie Knauer unveiled artwork that pays tribute to hotel’s heyday

Woodworker Wally Martin used lumber from the former Alder Inn to craft a mural that honours the buildings history. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/The Star)
Langley Township is asking residents to skip the sprinklers and let their lawn go golden to conserve water this summer. (Black Press Media files)

Water resources in Langley Township feel strain as dry weather continues

The local government is encouraging conservation

  • Jul 23, 2021
Langley Township is asking residents to skip the sprinklers and let their lawn go golden to conserve water this summer. (Black Press Media files)
A parking lot fire forced the evacuation of parts of the Willowbrook Shopping Centre on Wednesday, July 21. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

17 firefighters respond to fire at Willowbrook mall parking lot that left 2 injured

Investigators have not ruled out smoking material as a cause, says Langley City fire chief

A parking lot fire forced the evacuation of parts of the Willowbrook Shopping Centre on Wednesday, July 21. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Langley City's economy is poised to enter a new phase when the SkyTrain line arrives in the downtown core. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Expanded Langley patios could become permanent

City and Township councils are considering the future of more outdoor eatery seating

Langley City's economy is poised to enter a new phase when the SkyTrain line arrives in the downtown core. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Willoughby condo fire at 208th Street and 80th Avenue on April 19, 2021. (Shane MacKichan/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Veteran firefighter calls Langley ‘incredibility resilient’ after April condo fire

Cause of the April 19 blaze is not yet known as investigation continues

Willoughby condo fire at 208th Street and 80th Avenue on April 19, 2021. (Shane MacKichan/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Residents can provide feedback on proposd changes to the Tree Protection Bylaw on the Langley Townhsip website at https://www.tol.ca/at-your-service/engineering-building-development/engineering/tree-protection/

LETTER: Aldergrove tree defender welcomes stricter Langley Township tree protection bylaw

Public input is accepted until noon on Thursday, July 22, letter writer noted

  • Jul 18, 2021
Residents can provide feedback on proposd changes to the Tree Protection Bylaw on the Langley Townhsip website at https://www.tol.ca/at-your-service/engineering-building-development/engineering/tree-protection/
Langley Township was named one of the world’s top seven intelligent communities for its municipal policies. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley Township named one of world’s top ‘intelligent’ cities

The community is ranked with cities in Vietnam, Russia, and Australia on the annual list

Langley Township was named one of the world’s top seven intelligent communities for its municipal policies. (Langley Advance Times files)
Langley Township council passed a tree protection bylaw in 2019, and is now considering updates. (Black Press Media)

Input sought on Langley Township tree protection rules

Council is considering tightening up the regulations around tree cutting

  • Jul 16, 2021
Langley Township council passed a tree protection bylaw in 2019, and is now considering updates. (Black Press Media)
Letter writer Neil Kinsofer took this photo of a medivac helicopter in a neighbour’s field after a crash Friday, July 9, 2021, in an area he said is notorious for crashes.

LETTER: South Langley road notorious for crashes

A local letter writer lives in the area and is concerned about the number of incidents

  • Jul 16, 2021
Letter writer Neil Kinsofer took this photo of a medivac helicopter in a neighbour’s field after a crash Friday, July 9, 2021, in an area he said is notorious for crashes.
A massive site is being rezoned for office and warehouse construction, as well as a 600,000 square foot movie studio lot. (Township of Langley)

Planned Langley movie studio could use solar panels, Township council decides

Council also debated green roofs and electric vehicle charging stations at the new site

A massive site is being rezoned for office and warehouse construction, as well as a 600,000 square foot movie studio lot. (Township of Langley)
A Township resident is critical of council which recently decided to replace the Fort Langley pool with a spray park. (Google Maps grab)

LETTER: Resident recommends cleaning out Township council in next election over pool vote

Public feedback preferred a pool over a spray park but council opted to go with spray park

  • Jul 13, 2021
A Township resident is critical of council which recently decided to replace the Fort Langley pool with a spray park. (Google Maps grab)
Langley Township says it has put in place measures to defend against ransomware attacks. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley Township guarded against cyberattacks, but staffing an issue, report says

The Township is competing with too many organizations for too few IT professionals

Langley Township says it has put in place measures to defend against ransomware attacks. (Langley Advance Times files)
The only outdoor pool in North Langley is closed. The Township has decided to replace the Fort Langley Pool with a spray park (Google Maps grab)

LETTER: Fort Langley residents want a pool, not a spray park

Letter writer wonders why Township sought public input only to ignore majority’s wishes

  • Jul 10, 2021
The only outdoor pool in North Langley is closed. The Township has decided to replace the Fort Langley Pool with a spray park (Google Maps grab)
The new 216th Street interchange, at the freeway, opened in early September, 2020. (Langley Advance Times files)

Public input sought on Langley’s 216th Street traffic study

Traffic patterns are changing after the new interchange opened

The new 216th Street interchange, at the freeway, opened in early September, 2020. (Langley Advance Times files)
The current riding ring on the site the Township is proposing for a one-mile race track that could replace both Hastings Park and Fraser Downs. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Horse racing track replacing Hastings Park, Fraser Downs considered for Langley

Langley Township is pushing to develop a site at 216th Street and 80th Avenue into a racing complex

The current riding ring on the site the Township is proposing for a one-mile race track that could replace both Hastings Park and Fraser Downs. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Langley4Langley, a fundraiser aiming to get people up, outside, and moving, is back for second year. (Special to The Star)

Food bank fundraiser Langley4Langley back for second year

Summer-long event encourages people to run, walk, and get active while doing some good

Langley4Langley, a fundraiser aiming to get people up, outside, and moving, is back for second year. (Special to The Star)
Some street trees in Langley are shedding their leaves following the extreme heat. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Heat drives Langley street trees to shed leaves

Langley City encourages people to ‘adopt’ trees and keep watering bags filled

Some street trees in Langley are shedding their leaves following the extreme heat. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)