Langley Township

Langley firefighters are advising caution with fire and cigarettes and reminding people that backyard burning is banned as grass and brush is very dry after the recent heat wave. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Grass fires a danger in Langley as dry weather scorches brush

Firefighters are urging caution and reminding people that outdoor burning is banned

Langley firefighters are advising caution with fire and cigarettes and reminding people that backyard burning is banned as grass and brush is very dry after the recent heat wave. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Langley Township's policy is to fight climate change by adding to the tree canopy, including along greenways like this one near 77th Avenue and 208th Street. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Township plans to fight heat by adding trees to Langley

Vouchers, shade trees, and heat-resistant species are all part of the climate action plan

Langley Township's policy is to fight climate change by adding to the tree canopy, including along greenways like this one near 77th Avenue and 208th Street. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Keats Camp has a number of activities such as rope climbing. (Special to The Star)

Eric Woodward Foundation offers scholarships to helps kids attend Keats Camp

Township of Langley children in grades 6 to 12 are invited to apply

Keats Camp has a number of activities such as rope climbing. (Special to The Star)
The Fort Langley Pool in 2017. It was last used in 2019. (Langley Advance Times files)

Closed Fort Langley pool to become spray park

Council will consider other future pool plans in the long term

The Fort Langley Pool in 2017. It was last used in 2019. (Langley Advance Times files)
Visitors remarked on how much brighter the W.C Blair pool feels after renovations that installed white cieling sound deflectors and tile as part of an extensive re-do of the 1986-era facility. Dan Ferguson Langley Times

Expansion of Langley’s W.C. Blair Rec Centre funded as COVID recovery project

Federal and provincial funding will be used for the renovations

Visitors remarked on how much brighter the W.C Blair pool feels after renovations that installed white cieling sound deflectors and tile as part of an extensive re-do of the 1986-era facility. Dan Ferguson Langley Times
Long lings were the norm at Aldergrove’s Otter Co-op Outdoor Experience Waterpark pre COVID-19 pandemic. (Aldergrove Star files)

Sweltering heat leads to few spots available at Aldergrove waterslides

Demand is high as Otter Co-op Outdoor Experience Waterpark reopens from COVID-19 restrictions

Long lings were the norm at Aldergrove’s Otter Co-op Outdoor Experience Waterpark pre COVID-19 pandemic. (Aldergrove Star files)
Langley Township Mayor Jack Froese presents the 2020-2021 Pete Swensson Outstanding Community Youth Award to Anneke Cairnie. (Langley Township/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Dedicated volunteers honoured by Langley Township

A longtime Langley Hospice volunteer and a young athlete were both awarded

  • Jun 25, 2021
Langley Township Mayor Jack Froese presents the 2020-2021 Pete Swensson Outstanding Community Youth Award to Anneke Cairnie. (Langley Township/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Langley Township council is pondering changing the use of the indicated plot from agricultural to industrial. The purple lands are existing industrial lands in the Gloucester Industrial Park, and the dark green areas are ravines and rivers, and the light green areas were set aside for a “golf course” that was never built and remain largely natural. (Township of Langley/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley Township council still mulling conversion of rural land to new industrial site

The plan would be the largest expansion of Gloucester Estates in years, if approved

Langley Township council is pondering changing the use of the indicated plot from agricultural to industrial. The purple lands are existing industrial lands in the Gloucester Industrial Park, and the dark green areas are ravines and rivers, and the light green areas were set aside for a “golf course” that was never built and remain largely natural. (Township of Langley/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Heritage Apple Day in 2018. (Aldergrove Star files)

In-person Heritage Apple Day at Derby Reach unlikely this fall

‘Given the nature of slicing and eating apple in close proximity, it doesn’t look like it will happen’

Heritage Apple Day in 2018. (Aldergrove Star files)
Joel Neufeld spent more than any other candidate in the February byelection in his bid for a Langley school trustee seat, at almost $27,000. (Joel Neufeld/Langley Advance Times files)

Neufeld outspent Fox five-to-one in Langley School Board byelection

The second-place finisher spent $26,975 to win 700 votes

Joel Neufeld spent more than any other candidate in the February byelection in his bid for a Langley school trustee seat, at almost $27,000. (Joel Neufeld/Langley Advance Times files)
The planned site of the new development is highlighted in red, with the existing Tall Timbers complex to the north and 56th Avenue to the south. (Township of Langley)

Neighbours need input on planned development near Tall Timbers: Township council

A housing development at 56th Avenue and 240th Street is on pause for now

The planned site of the new development is highlighted in red, with the existing Tall Timbers complex to the north and 56th Avenue to the south. (Township of Langley)
Langley Township Fire Department provides not only fire fighting but also medical care. A local resident is grateful to firefighters for their medical care on two recent occasions. (Langley Township website screen capture)

LETTER: Langley Township firefighter care greatly appreciated

A North Langley resident wanted Township fire crews to know she’s grateful for their help

Langley Township Fire Department provides not only fire fighting but also medical care. A local resident is grateful to firefighters for their medical care on two recent occasions. (Langley Township website screen capture)
It’s been a while since anyone got to use the slides at Aldergrove’s pool, but the Outdoor Experience Waterpark could be up and running again by July. (Langley Advance Times files)

Spray parks, day camps planned for summer in Langley Township

The restart means more rec options for kids and adults this July

It’s been a while since anyone got to use the slides at Aldergrove’s pool, but the Outdoor Experience Waterpark could be up and running again by July. (Langley Advance Times files)
The rubble left behind at the construction site of the Alexander Square development. The Willoughby condo fire at 208th Street and 80th Avenue on April 19, 2021 was reported around 9:30 p.m. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
The rubble left behind at the construction site of the Alexander Square development. The Willoughby condo fire at 208th Street and 80th Avenue on April 19, 2021 was reported around 9:30 p.m. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Alder Inn was demolished last November. (Black Press Media files)

Alder Inn site to become public plaza for celebrations in near future

Langley Township council has approved $150,000 for chairs, planters, and lights

Alder Inn was demolished last November. (Black Press Media files)
Some trails and park areas along the Fraser River in Langley are closed this week as the Fraser River rises. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Some trails and park areas along the Fraser River in Langley are closed this week as the Fraser River rises. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Aman Johal interpreter at the National Historic Site in Fort Langley earned an Inspiration Award for his work. (Special to The Star)

Fort Langley interpreter and Alder Grove heritage president recipients of inspiration award

B.C. Historical Federation gave awards through recent virtual conference

Aman Johal interpreter at the National Historic Site in Fort Langley earned an Inspiration Award for his work. (Special to The Star)
Langley Township has free swimming for seniors at its pools during Seniors Week 2021. (Google Maps screen capture)

Langley Township marks Seniors Week

Free swimming sessions for local seniors are offered at Township facilities

  • Jun 7, 2021
Langley Township has free swimming for seniors at its pools during Seniors Week 2021. (Google Maps screen capture)
Darcy and Karen Bonneteau dropped by Kim McDougall's house in Murrayville Saturday for the community garage sale that organizers described as 'crazy busy' (Dan Ferguson/Langkey Advance Times)

VIDEO: Return of Murrayville community garage sale reveals plenty of pent-up demand

Response to the event, which was cancelled last year due to COVID-19, called ‘crazy busy’

Darcy and Karen Bonneteau dropped by Kim McDougall's house in Murrayville Saturday for the community garage sale that organizers described as 'crazy busy' (Dan Ferguson/Langkey Advance Times)
Hidey and Sneaky are two stowaways from the U.S. that ended up at Langley Animal Protection Society. (Special to The Star)

Kittens Sneaky and Hidey slip through Aldergrove border crossing

Langley Animal Protection Society is in need of funds to care for rescue animals like these kittens

Hidey and Sneaky are two stowaways from the U.S. that ended up at Langley Animal Protection Society. (Special to The Star)