Langley

The dark purple colour indicates that a city is seeing more than 20 cases per 100,000 people per day. (BCCDC)

Langley’s COVID numbers hit record high even as testing resources hit a wall

Cold weather even impeded testing locally in the past week

The dark purple colour indicates that a city is seeing more than 20 cases per 100,000 people per day. (BCCDC)
Glenn of McLeary’s Furniture shovelled snow in front of the store on Friday, Dec. 30 after more than six inches of the white stuff fell across Langley. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley blanketed by new layer of snow

With at least seven inches of the white stuff, people were advised not to drive unless necessary

Glenn of McLeary’s Furniture shovelled snow in front of the store on Friday, Dec. 30 after more than six inches of the white stuff fell across Langley. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Corinna Wiebe, with daughter Sydney Stenberg, was overwhelmed when she saw the extent of renovations to their Aldergrove home. (LifeApp video image)

VIDEO: Aldergrove woman with cancer gets new home, thanks to local charity

Charity releases video to thank more than 200 volunteers, 80 companies and 130 donors

Corinna Wiebe, with daughter Sydney Stenberg, was overwhelmed when she saw the extent of renovations to their Aldergrove home. (LifeApp video image)
Mike Klotz, seen here during a previous Langley area bird count, has advised the annual event will be proceeding, whatever the weather conditions are. (Langley Advance Times file)
Mike Klotz, seen here during a previous Langley area bird count, has advised the annual event will be proceeding, whatever the weather conditions are. (Langley Advance Times file)
Roger Schmidt set up his barbecue on the frozen surface of Brydon Lagoon on Wednesday, Dec. 29. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: A frozen Brydon Lagoon becomes a giant ice rink

As many as 100 people took the opportunity to skate

Roger Schmidt set up his barbecue on the frozen surface of Brydon Lagoon on Wednesday, Dec. 29. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Langley School District’s board office. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley schools face delayed return due to Omicron spread

B.C. schools will return on Jan. 10 instead of Jan. 3

Langley School District’s board office. (Langley Advance Times files)
Fort Langley’s Bedford Channel, part of the Fraser River, has frozen solid. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Fraser River freezes shore-to-shore between Langley and Maple Ridge

First time in years the river has frozen solid – but don’t walk on it

Fort Langley’s Bedford Channel, part of the Fraser River, has frozen solid. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Undated Google Maps image of Fort Langley Seniors Community at 8838 Glover Road. The seniors home is one of three locations in the Fraser Valley seeing COVID outbreaks as of Wednesday, Dec. 29. (Google Maps)

COVID outbreaks hit seniors homes in Langley, Abbotsford, Chilliwack

Care home outbreaks had dwindled to almost nil before the Omicron wave

Undated Google Maps image of Fort Langley Seniors Community at 8838 Glover Road. The seniors home is one of three locations in the Fraser Valley seeing COVID outbreaks as of Wednesday, Dec. 29. (Google Maps)
One person was injured when a truck was hit by a train Wednesday morning (Special to Langley Advance Times)
One person was injured when a truck was hit by a train Wednesday morning (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Vineyard Church Pastor Leith White, the designated community representative at the temporary extreme weather shelter, said it was the first time one has been open 24 hours a day. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: How Langley coped with record low temperatures

A warm weather shelter opens, and skaters and sledders have fun

Langley Vineyard Church Pastor Leith White, the designated community representative at the temporary extreme weather shelter, said it was the first time one has been open 24 hours a day. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Aldergrove’s Massimo Ranello goes for the puck against Surrey goalie Mason Upton on Dec. 22 at Aldergrove Credit Union Community Arena. Kodiaks won 2-0.(Kurt Langmann/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Kodiaks win, Trappers lose last pre-Christmas games

Next up, Langley teams will appear in the PJHL Winter classic

Aldergrove’s Massimo Ranello goes for the puck against Surrey goalie Mason Upton on Dec. 22 at Aldergrove Credit Union Community Arena. Kodiaks won 2-0.(Kurt Langmann/Special to Langley Advance Times)
In addition to their 12 Days of Giving for Christmas, Langley Township firefighters donated $10,000 to the B.C. Professional Firefighters Burn Fund. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
In addition to their 12 Days of Giving for Christmas, Langley Township firefighters donated $10,000 to the B.C. Professional Firefighters Burn Fund. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Unusually cold weather has meant reduced COVID testing at the KPU outdoor facility in Langley, Fraser Health advised. (Langley Advance Times file)

Cold weather means ‘reduced’ COVID testing at outdoor Langley facility: Fraser Health

People are advised to re-book appointments or go to indoor centre

Unusually cold weather has meant reduced COVID testing at the KPU outdoor facility in Langley, Fraser Health advised. (Langley Advance Times file)
Township crews responded to a property in the 2100 block of 198th Street on Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 28, 2021 for a blaze. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Fire destroys mobile home and barn in South Langley

Firefighters were on scene battling the blaze on Tuesday afternoon

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Township crews responded to a property in the 2100 block of 198th Street on Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 28, 2021 for a blaze. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Naomi Onotera. (file)
Naomi Onotera. (file)
The Giants dropped a 3-1 decision Monday to the Victoria Royals in their first game back from the holiday break. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants fall to Victoria Royals

Giants have now lost seven of their past eight games

The Giants dropped a 3-1 decision Monday to the Victoria Royals in their first game back from the holiday break. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Blossom had so much fun hanging out with Santa during the recent pet photo sessions. This is one of the fun fundraisers hosted annually by the Langley Animal Protection Society. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Pawsitively purrfect photos help charities

Organizers at LAPS and Pet Junction say pet pictures with Santa raised needed funds

Blossom had so much fun hanging out with Santa during the recent pet photo sessions. This is one of the fun fundraisers hosted annually by the Langley Animal Protection Society. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Donors, patients, and other community members wrote holiday wishes and thank you notes. Messages of gratitude were displayed at the hospital for the staff members to read. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley Memorial Hospital staff receives holiday greetings from the community

Shining Stars thank yous hang in the lobby for passersby to see

Donors, patients, and other community members wrote holiday wishes and thank you notes. Messages of gratitude were displayed at the hospital for the staff members to read. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Fraser Valley Bandits will play their first home game at Langley Events Centre on June 4. (file)

Fraser Valley Bandits begin in June

Pro basketball team announces date for inaugural home game at Langley Events Centre

Fraser Valley Bandits will play their first home game at Langley Events Centre on June 4. (file)
Langley’s Michael Coss (second from left, back row), with fellow climbers at the 2016 Climb the Wall fundraiser. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley brain injury survivor celebrates 15 years of recovery by climbing 48 storeys

Michael Coss is among the top fundraisers for the ‘Climb the Wall’ event

Langley’s Michael Coss (second from left, back row), with fellow climbers at the 2016 Climb the Wall fundraiser. (Special to Langley Advance Times)