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The 2022 BBall Nationals Club Basketball Championships crowned the last of its champions after than 180 teams from nine provinces and one territory took part in the annual event at Langley Events Centre. (Langley Events Centre)

BBall Nationals Club Basketball Championships wrap in Langley

More than 180 teams, 23 divisions

  • Aug 14, 2022
The 2022 BBall Nationals Club Basketball Championships crowned the last of its champions after than 180 teams from nine provinces and one territory took part in the annual event at Langley Events Centre. (Langley Events Centre)
Rob Rindt (left) and Tim Baillie, two already-declared candidates in the Langley Township muncipal election have announced they will be running under the ‘Contract With Langley’ banner. (file)
Rob Rindt (left) and Tim Baillie, two already-declared candidates in the Langley Township muncipal election have announced they will be running under the ‘Contract With Langley’ banner. (file)
A worker checks on robot arms at a factory in Nanjing in east China’s Jiangsu province, Thursday, June 6, 2019. (Chinatopix via AP)

PAINFUL TRUTH: Unemployment and robots

Demographics and a changing economy have flipped how we view automation

A worker checks on robot arms at a factory in Nanjing in east China’s Jiangsu province, Thursday, June 6, 2019. (Chinatopix via AP)
Chase Scanlon had two goals, and two assists for the Langley Thunder in a 10-8 victory over the visiting Victoria Shamrocks on Saturday, Aug. 13, at Langley Events Centre to give Langley a 3-2 lead in the Western Lacrosse Association best-of-seven semi-final. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre)

Thunder regain lead in WLA semifinal

Saturday victory puts team up 3-2 in best-of-seven series

Chase Scanlon had two goals, and two assists for the Langley Thunder in a 10-8 victory over the visiting Victoria Shamrocks on Saturday, Aug. 13, at Langley Events Centre to give Langley a 3-2 lead in the Western Lacrosse Association best-of-seven semi-final. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre)
Slocan Community Health Centre (pictured) emergency room faced temporary service reductions. This is just one of many rural health centres that are experiencing staffing and other issues. Black Press File photo.

IN OUR VIEW: B.C. deserves more than jokes about ERs

John Horgan’s crack about newspaper ads isn’t enough

Slocan Community Health Centre (pictured) emergency room faced temporary service reductions. This is just one of many rural health centres that are experiencing staffing and other issues. Black Press File photo.
Do you have a question you’d like to see put to the Langley school trustees? Email your idea to editor@langleyadvancetimes.com.
Do you have a question you’d like to see put to the Langley school trustees? Email your idea to editor@langleyadvancetimes.com.
Roughly ten minutes after they posed for this picture with their plaque for finishing second in a Portland, Oregon fastpitch tournament, Langley’s Fraser Valley Fusion 2006 team returned to their bus to discover thieves had gone through it. It was the day after someone stolen the bus catalytic converter. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Roughly ten minutes after they posed for this picture with their plaque for finishing second in a Portland, Oregon fastpitch tournament, Langley’s Fraser Valley Fusion 2006 team returned to their bus to discover thieves had gone through it. It was the day after someone stolen the bus catalytic converter. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Ken Keffer drove his 1933 Dodge along the 100-year-old portion of Old Yale Road in Murrayville, just a few days before the actual anniversary. His car was the youngster, being built more than 10 years after the road was hard-surfaced. (Wally Martin/Special to The Star)

Hard-surfacing of road 100 years ago a revolutionary step

Yale Road concrete paving meant that cars, trucks were here to stay

  • Aug 13, 2022
Ken Keffer drove his 1933 Dodge along the 100-year-old portion of Old Yale Road in Murrayville, just a few days before the actual anniversary. His car was the youngster, being built more than 10 years after the road was hard-surfaced. (Wally Martin/Special to The Star)
Protesters gather outside the Ministry of Health Wednesday (Aug. 10) afternoon, calling on the provincial government to address the family doctor shortage. (Austin Westphal/Black Press Media)

WEB POLL: Do you have a family doctor?

Are you still looking, or have you given up?

Protesters gather outside the Ministry of Health Wednesday (Aug. 10) afternoon, calling on the provincial government to address the family doctor shortage. (Austin Westphal/Black Press Media)
Taryn Lim, 34 months old, suffered a broken leg and is missing a couple of teeth after she fell from a third-storey window in Langley on Monday, Aug. 8. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley toddler’s three-storey fall should be a warning to other parents, father says

Taryn Lim has a broken leg, but her parents worried it could have been much worse

Taryn Lim, 34 months old, suffered a broken leg and is missing a couple of teeth after she fell from a third-storey window in Langley on Monday, Aug. 8. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Langley Olympians Swim Club swimmers won nine medals and set five new club records at the Canadian Junior and Senior championships in Montreal. (from left) Katie Schroeder, Leila Fack, Macey Larsen, and Aidan Erikson. (LOSC)

Nine medals and five new club records as Langley Olympians Swim Club wraps season

Competed against top national-level swimmers at Canadian Junior and Senior championships

  • Aug 12, 2022
Langley Olympians Swim Club swimmers won nine medals and set five new club records at the Canadian Junior and Senior championships in Montreal. (from left) Katie Schroeder, Leila Fack, Macey Larsen, and Aidan Erikson. (LOSC)
At the historic picnic at Michaud House in Langley City on Sunday, July 31, Réjean Bussières and Joanne Plourde performed in character as French Voyageurs from early history. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley City heritage picnic shines a light on the almost-forgotten history of the Voyageurs

Before Davy Crockett, before Daniel Boone, French-Canadian explorers journeyed west

At the historic picnic at Michaud House in Langley City on Sunday, July 31, Réjean Bussières and Joanne Plourde performed in character as French Voyageurs from early history. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
13U A North Langley Trappers won the B.C. Minor Baseball Association East championships with a 16-2 win over Aldergrove Dodgers in the final game at Lionel Courchene Field in Surrey on Sunday, Aug. 7. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Undefeated 13U A North Langley Trappers win East Provincials

Coach praises team, saying they worked hard to get there

  • Aug 11, 2022
13U A North Langley Trappers won the B.C. Minor Baseball Association East championships with a 16-2 win over Aldergrove Dodgers in the final game at Lionel Courchene Field in Surrey on Sunday, Aug. 7. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley golfer Rose Chen, 13, won the MJT Odlum Brown Girls 15U Championship held at the Northview Golf and Country Club in Surrey from Aug 2 – 4. (MJT)
Langley golfer Rose Chen, 13, won the MJT Odlum Brown Girls 15U Championship held at the Northview Golf and Country Club in Surrey from Aug 2 – 4. (MJT)
Langley Mustangs Track and Field Club athletes returned from Sherbrooke, Quebec, as new national champions: (from left) Madison Gordon, Mackenzie Hurtubise, Noah Louwerse and Hayden Hall. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Meet four new national champions, all from the Langley Mustangs Track and Field club

Return of Legion National Track and Field Championships turned into a major medal harvest

Langley Mustangs Track and Field Club athletes returned from Sherbrooke, Quebec, as new national champions: (from left) Madison Gordon, Mackenzie Hurtubise, Noah Louwerse and Hayden Hall. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
An air ambulance like this one took a Langley child to hospital after a fall from a window. (Black Press Media files)

Toddler falls from third-storey window in Langley

Child taken to hospital by Air Ambulance

An air ambulance like this one took a Langley child to hospital after a fall from a window. (Black Press Media files)
Fraser Valley Bandits forward Thomas Kennedy has been named U SPORTS Player of the Year for the 2022 season. (Fraser Valley Bandits/CEBL)

Fraser Valley Bandits forward Thomas Kennedy has been named U SPORTS Player of the Year

Kennedy was a breakout performer for Fraser Valley this season, averaging 14.5 points a game

  • Aug 10, 2022
Fraser Valley Bandits forward Thomas Kennedy has been named U SPORTS Player of the Year for the 2022 season. (Fraser Valley Bandits/CEBL)
WLA Langley Thunder lost game three by a 10-3 score on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at Langley Events Centre. The Thunder still lead the best-of-seven Western Lacrosse Association semi-final series 2-1 with game four set for Thursday at Victoria’s Q Centre. (Langley Events Centre)

Langley WLA Thunder fall to Shamrocks

Victoria staves off elimination

  • Aug 10, 2022
WLA Langley Thunder lost game three by a 10-3 score on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at Langley Events Centre. The Thunder still lead the best-of-seven Western Lacrosse Association semi-final series 2-1 with game four set for Thursday at Victoria’s Q Centre. (Langley Events Centre)
Rams kicker Tato Ferreyro Araya, seen here in action against the Okanagan Sun on July 30, accounted for all seven Rams points in their Saturday, Aug. 6 game against Valley Huskers. (Rams Facebook)

VIDEO: Langley Rams fall to Valley Huskers

Third loss in a row for Canadian Bowl champions

Rams kicker Tato Ferreyro Araya, seen here in action against the Okanagan Sun on July 30, accounted for all seven Rams points in their Saturday, Aug. 6 game against Valley Huskers. (Rams Facebook)
Seeen here in 2019, Ruth Bedell (front), team captain of Langley’s D’Fyance dragon boat team, is happy that the sport will, for the first time, include a division for 69 and older, one that she spent 5 years lobbying for. (Langley Advance Times)

A new Canadian age division for 69-plus dragon boaters is a win for Langley’s D’Fyance team

Team captain calls creation of Senior D division a ‘major victory’

Seeen here in 2019, Ruth Bedell (front), team captain of Langley’s D’Fyance dragon boat team, is happy that the sport will, for the first time, include a division for 69 and older, one that she spent 5 years lobbying for. (Langley Advance Times)