Langley

TransLink has released its updated financial plan, which includes money for the Langley SkyTrain extension. (Langley Advance Times files)
TransLink has released its updated financial plan, which includes money for the Langley SkyTrain extension. (Langley Advance Times files)
The Valley GranFondo will return Saturday, June 4, with a new starting place, new sponsor, and new ride, a shorter family-friendly route. (Langley Advance Times file)

Valley GranFondo returns to Fort Langley this weekend

A new family-friendly, shorter ride has been added, along with a new starting point

The Valley GranFondo will return Saturday, June 4, with a new starting place, new sponsor, and new ride, a shorter family-friendly route. (Langley Advance Times file)
Mike Gee spoke about his late son Seamus at the Oct 2021 launch of the fundraising campaign for Foundry Langley, a facility for young people. On Sunday, June 5, the first annual ‘Seamus’ stroll’ to raise funds for Foundry will take place in Campbell Valley Regional Park. (Langley Advance Times Files)

First annual ‘Seamus’ Stroll’ honours memory of Langley City teen

Father of Seamus Gee is raising money for Foundry Langley

Mike Gee spoke about his late son Seamus at the Oct 2021 launch of the fundraising campaign for Foundry Langley, a facility for young people. On Sunday, June 5, the first annual ‘Seamus’ stroll’ to raise funds for Foundry will take place in Campbell Valley Regional Park. (Langley Advance Times Files)
Walnut Grove resident Darryl Busink released his debut novel, A Very Important Trip. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley dad’s first book has kids setting sail with the family cat

Ideas planted in his mind in childhood form foundation for children’s book

Walnut Grove resident Darryl Busink released his debut novel, A Very Important Trip. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Australian rider Rowan Willis in action at Thunderbird Show Park in LAngley on Sunday, May 30. For the first time in its history, tbird will host two consecutive weeks of five-star show jumping. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Thunderbird Show Park in Langley hosts the opening of the Major League Show Jumping season

For the first time in its history, tbird will host two consecutive weeks of five-star show jumping

Australian rider Rowan Willis in action at Thunderbird Show Park in LAngley on Sunday, May 30. For the first time in its history, tbird will host two consecutive weeks of five-star show jumping. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
In advance of last week’s rains, farmers were out in the fields near Langley Regional Airport, at 56th Avenue and 216th Street, baling the season’s first cut of hay. Lloyd Sawatsky stopped to grab some pictures. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

SHARE: Haying season is here

Send us your photo showing how you view Langley, and it could be featured in a future edition

In advance of last week’s rains, farmers were out in the fields near Langley Regional Airport, at 56th Avenue and 216th Street, baling the season’s first cut of hay. Lloyd Sawatsky stopped to grab some pictures. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Sophomore Jordan Schmidt (left) and freshman Felix Allen were among a dozen SFU competitors named to the 2021-22 Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) Men’s Track and Field All-Academic Team. (SFU)

Two Langley athletes make honours list for combined athletic and academic accomplishments

Now at SFU, both were onR.E. Mountain team which won the B.C. provincial cross-country championship

Sophomore Jordan Schmidt (left) and freshman Felix Allen were among a dozen SFU competitors named to the 2021-22 Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) Men’s Track and Field All-Academic Team. (SFU)
Councillor Nathan Pachal is running for Langley City mayor this fall. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times files)

Coun. Nathan Pachal runs for mayor in Langley City

Pachal said housing, safety, and SkyTrain are key campaign issues

Councillor Nathan Pachal is running for Langley City mayor this fall. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times files)
Ethan McEneany, from Tacoma, has joined the Giants team. (McEneany family/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Young forward from Tacoma joins Giants

G-Men draft player from Washington State

Ethan McEneany, from Tacoma, has joined the Giants team. (McEneany family/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Lisa Farquharson, the Advance Times publisher, is also past president of the BCYCNA, and she’s proud of her teams efforts – including the awards they received on May 14.(Craig Hodges/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley Advance Times receives provincial accolades

The weekly ‘At Your Service’ feature garners a silver award from our B.C. media peers

Lisa Farquharson, the Advance Times publisher, is also past president of the BCYCNA, and she’s proud of her teams efforts – including the awards they received on May 14.(Craig Hodges/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Dean and Shauna MacDonald, whose family was a sponsor for the new hospice, named after Dean’s parents, Fran and Doug. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley’s new hospice set to open its doors

The facility also has a new name, courtesy of a supportive local family

Dean and Shauna MacDonald, whose family was a sponsor for the new hospice, named after Dean’s parents, Fran and Doug. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Painful Truth: Elite panic and the monkeypox

Are we really going to do this again? Really?

The Langley School District is debating a $294 million budget for the next school year. (Langley Advance Times file)

Inflation costs a worry as Langley School District prepares budget

The next school year’s budget is expected to be $294 million

The Langley School District is debating a $294 million budget for the next school year. (Langley Advance Times file)
Curtis Dickson, once a member of the Maple Ridge Burrards and now with the Langley Thunder will be going up against his former teammates on his old turf today (Sunday, May 29). (Garrett James, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Thunder’s WLA season gets underway this weekend

In Game 1, Langley takes on the Burrards across the river in Maple Ridge

Curtis Dickson, once a member of the Maple Ridge Burrards and now with the Langley Thunder will be going up against his former teammates on his old turf today (Sunday, May 29). (Garrett James, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Do you have a question you’d like to see put to the Langley MLAs? Email your idea to editor@langleyadvancetimes.com.

AT YOUR SERVICE: Local MLAs agree more must be done to make life affordable in B.C.

Question-and-answer feature calls on those elected to office in Langley

Do you have a question you’d like to see put to the Langley MLAs? Email your idea to editor@langleyadvancetimes.com.
Vancouver Giants have signed Cameron Schmidt (Prince George), Aaron Obobaifo (Calgary), and Jakob Oreskovic (Langley), along with defenceman Colton Alain (Victoria). (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants sign four

Under-agers will be able to play

Vancouver Giants have signed Cameron Schmidt (Prince George), Aaron Obobaifo (Calgary), and Jakob Oreskovic (Langley), along with defenceman Colton Alain (Victoria). (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Kwantlen elder Cheryl Gabriel, seen here at Vanguard Secondary, spoke to the Langley School Board on Tuesday about a plan to raise flags that have been at half mast for a year in honour of children who died at Canadian residential schools. (Langley Advance Times files)
Kwantlen elder Cheryl Gabriel, seen here at Vanguard Secondary, spoke to the Langley School Board on Tuesday about a plan to raise flags that have been at half mast for a year in honour of children who died at Canadian residential schools. (Langley Advance Times files)
Adam Harris and Mellisha Fehr of Slow Bottle Sunday. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Langley Home Show returns with large first-day crowds

More than 100 vendors participating in a three-day event at George Preston Rec Centre

Adam Harris and Mellisha Fehr of Slow Bottle Sunday. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Former Hamilton Honey Badger Thomas Kennedy had a double-double with 12 points and 14 rebounds (career-high) off the bench for the Fraser Valley Bandits, and also scored the game winning free-throws as the Langley-based Bandits downed the Honey Badgers 71-70 Friday night, May 27. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Former Hamilton Honey Badger Thomas Kennedy had a double-double with 12 points and 14 rebounds (career-high) off the bench for the Fraser Valley Bandits, and also scored the game winning free-throws as the Langley-based Bandits downed the Honey Badgers 71-70 Friday night, May 27. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Thunders defeated the New Westminister Salmonberries 10-8 in Junior A lacrosse action at Langley Events Centre on Thursday, May 26. (Ryan Molag, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Junior A Langley Thunder 4-0 in the season

Local lacrosse team comes back with power-play goals in third to defeat Salmonberries

Langley Thunders defeated the New Westminister Salmonberries 10-8 in Junior A lacrosse action at Langley Events Centre on Thursday, May 26. (Ryan Molag, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)