Langley

Bread produced by Bimbo Canada, including at its Langley facility, will soon come with compostable bag clips. (Bimbo Canada/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Bread company switches to compostable bag clips

Bimbo Canada has a major bakery in Langley

  • Apr 13, 2022
Bread produced by Bimbo Canada, including at its Langley facility, will soon come with compostable bag clips. (Bimbo Canada/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Fraser Valley Bandits have signed former All-Canadian and University of Victoria standout Chris McLaughlin.(Bandits)

Fraser Valley Bandits centre Chris McLaughlin is returning

Former All-Canadian signs with Langley-based pro basketball team for upcoming season

Fraser Valley Bandits have signed former All-Canadian and University of Victoria standout Chris McLaughlin.(Bandits)
Rob Friend, a Canadian former professional soccer player, was named president of the new Langley-based Canadian Premier League franchise announced on Wednesday, April 13. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Rob Friend, a Canadian former professional soccer player, was named president of the new Langley-based Canadian Premier League franchise announced on Wednesday, April 13. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Jason Francis Wallace will be released after serving two-thirds of his manslaughter sentence, but no halfway house in Canada is willing to take him in due to the danger he poses. (Black Press Media files)

Released Langley killer too dangerous for halfway houses

Jason Francis Wallace’s parole conditions have been altered

Jason Francis Wallace will be released after serving two-thirds of his manslaughter sentence, but no halfway house in Canada is willing to take him in due to the danger he poses. (Black Press Media files)
LOSC hosted their 18th annual Long Course Invitational swim meet at the Walnut Grove Community Centre pool from Saturday April 2 to Sunday April 3. The event drew 650 swimmers. (Langley Advance Times file)
LOSC hosted their 18th annual Long Course Invitational swim meet at the Walnut Grove Community Centre pool from Saturday April 2 to Sunday April 3. The event drew 650 swimmers. (Langley Advance Times file)
Past garden club shows and sales. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

LANGLEY GREEN THUMB: Garden clubs on the move, again

First show and sale in two years on the calendar for Saturday, April 30 at Langley church

  • Apr 13, 2022
Past garden club shows and sales. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Bad weather held off long enough Sunday afternoon to allow a Langley church to host its 44th annual soapbox derby along a section of 18th Avenue. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Youngsters let loose on Langley straightaway

A local church group hosts the 44th soapbox derby on Sunday with 31 boys driving their handmade cars

Bad weather held off long enough Sunday afternoon to allow a Langley church to host its 44th annual soapbox derby along a section of 18th Avenue. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
A man watches the fire in the brush near the Club16 Trevor Linden Fitness on the Langley Bypass on the morning of Monday, April 11. (Lisa Farquharson/Langley Advance Times)

Fire doused in brush near Langley City gym

One of the year’s first brush fires was sparked near a homeless camp

A man watches the fire in the brush near the Club16 Trevor Linden Fitness on the Langley Bypass on the morning of Monday, April 11. (Lisa Farquharson/Langley Advance Times)
Sheila Malcolmson, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, announced a new team that will support 25 people in Langley who are at risk of homelessness because of complex mental health needs. The team is expected to be up and running as soon as this summer. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

New Langley team to aid people at high risk of homelessness

The new ACT will work with people with complex mental health and addiction isssues

Sheila Malcolmson, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, announced a new team that will support 25 people in Langley who are at risk of homelessness because of complex mental health needs. The team is expected to be up and running as soon as this summer. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Redwoods Golf Course in Walnut Grove will see its greens closed for four months starting later this April, for pipeline construction. (Langley Advance Times files)

Pipeline construction to close links on Langley golf course

Redwoods will have to close its course for at least four months starting April 19

Redwoods Golf Course in Walnut Grove will see its greens closed for four months starting later this April, for pipeline construction. (Langley Advance Times files)
A 35-year-old man was arrested and a stolen car was recovered by the Integrated Municipal Provincial Auto Crime Team following a robbery at a Langley convenience store by a man who allegedly used a machete. (IMPACT)
A 35-year-old man was arrested and a stolen car was recovered by the Integrated Municipal Provincial Auto Crime Team following a robbery at a Langley convenience store by a man who allegedly used a machete. (IMPACT)
David Earle is the president and CEO of the BC Trucking Association. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Trucking Association leader to speak to Langley Chamber

From supply chain issues to washed-out highways, Dave Earle will talk local business concerns

David Earle is the president and CEO of the BC Trucking Association. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants are now back in sixth place in the Western Conference playoff standings after a 3-2 road victory Sunday afternoon, April 10, in Kelowna. Under-age goaltender Matthew Hutchison, 15, got his first WHL win. (Steve Dunsmoor/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: A crucial win gets Giants back into 6th spot

Was first WHL win for 15-year-old goalie, who called it an ‘incredible’ experience

Vancouver Giants are now back in sixth place in the Western Conference playoff standings after a 3-2 road victory Sunday afternoon, April 10, in Kelowna. Under-age goaltender Matthew Hutchison, 15, got his first WHL win. (Steve Dunsmoor/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Trappers celebrated after winning their first Cyclone Taylor Cup in Ladner on Sunday, April 10. (Tom Zillich/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Langley Trappers win Cyclone Taylor Cup

Delighted coach calls team ‘unreal’

Langley Trappers celebrated after winning their first Cyclone Taylor Cup in Ladner on Sunday, April 10. (Tom Zillich/Black Press Media)
Blair Qualey, president and CEO of the Langley-based New Car Dealers Association of B.C., plugged in his electric car at the LEC. EV sales are up sharply in Langley and across B.C. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Sales of electric vehicles in Langley rising fast

More than 2,300 people here have received rebates for EVs since 2015

Blair Qualey, president and CEO of the Langley-based New Car Dealers Association of B.C., plugged in his electric car at the LEC. EV sales are up sharply in Langley and across B.C. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Your Tree Service owner Brandon MacAlpine planted seven Arbour Day trees on last year in Williams Park. (Langley Advance Times files)

Our View: Worth re-acquainting ourselves with Langley parks

Parks are still a source of refuge, even as pandemic recedes

  • Apr 10, 2022
Your Tree Service owner Brandon MacAlpine planted seven Arbour Day trees on last year in Williams Park. (Langley Advance Times files)
Previous inspirational award winner Marj Mackay (left) presented a trophy to 2021 winner Norma Wilson (right). (Susan Chaworth-Musters/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley horse lovers lauded

Contributions to the equestrian community acknowledged

Previous inspirational award winner Marj Mackay (left) presented a trophy to 2021 winner Norma Wilson (right). (Susan Chaworth-Musters/Special to Langley Advance Times)
A TransLink bus pulls up to the 203rd Street stop near Industrial Avenue, site of the future SkyTrain station in downtown Langley City. (Langley Advance Times files)

Painful Truth: Langley’s transport future – pay parking, SkyTrain, bikeshare

Langley needs a lot more than just SkyTrain over the next few years

A TransLink bus pulls up to the 203rd Street stop near Industrial Avenue, site of the future SkyTrain station in downtown Langley City. (Langley Advance Times files)
Giants fell to the Portland Winterhawks at Langley Events Centre Friday night, by the score of 7-2. ( Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Portland knocks Giants down another notch

G-Men kicks off weekend with 7-2 loss to Winterhawks at the Langley Events Centre

  • Apr 9, 2022
Giants fell to the Portland Winterhawks at Langley Events Centre Friday night, by the score of 7-2. ( Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Nichole Marples, executive director of Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS), suggested those passionate about water conservation to install home a rain barrel and collect rain water. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley non-profit hosting online sale of rain barrels

Rainwater harvesting can save money, says LEPS

Nichole Marples, executive director of Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS), suggested those passionate about water conservation to install home a rain barrel and collect rain water. (Special to Langley Advance Times)