Municipal Government

Bonnie Forsythe with her family at the Coachman Apartments complex in Terrace. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)

‘Feeling like we’re drowning’: Tenants of rundown B.C. building fear for future

Tenants living in “shocking” conditions fear losing what little they have left

 

Terrace Mayor Sean Bujtas (right) gaining entry to the managers’ office at Coachman Apartments. (Submitted photo)

Northwest B.C. mayor steps in to help apartment residents after burst water pipes

Provincial emergency support services assisting displaced Terrace, B.C. tenants with hotel rooms

 

The Knights of Columbus annual nativity scene atop Terrace City Hall on Dec. 14, 2021. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

Northern B.C. officials ban nativity scene from Terrace city hall roof

The move reflects a 2015 Supreme Court of Canada decision

 

Candidates running for the office of mayor and councillor seats met seniors at the Langley Senior Resources Society centre. All candidates expressed their concerns and pitched their agendas in a round-table-like setting. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Candidates running for the office of mayor and councillor seats met seniors at the Langley Senior Resources Society centre. All candidates expressed their concerns and pitched their agendas in a round-table-like setting. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
David and Amanda Horvath look over the looming cliff of a landslide behind their home at 5412 McConnell Crescent in Terrace, B.C. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)

Couple’s ‘dream home’ at risk of sliding into northwest B.C. river

Families look on helplessly as property erodes into river behind them

David and Amanda Horvath look over the looming cliff of a landslide behind their home at 5412 McConnell Crescent in Terrace, B.C. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)
Nanaimo city council, at a meeting this week, voted to repeal a bylaw relating to public morals which prevented people from making use of any “profane, obscene, blasphemous or grossly insulting language.” (City of Nanaimo image)

B.C. city repeals 130-year-old bylaw banning drunken singing

City of Nanaimo retains bylaw banning nuclear weapons, but takes several other bylaws off the books

Nanaimo city council, at a meeting this week, voted to repeal a bylaw relating to public morals which prevented people from making use of any “profane, obscene, blasphemous or grossly insulting language.” (City of Nanaimo image)
Langley City has released its annual remuneration report for members of council, and senior staff. (Langley City finance report)

Report out on who made what at Langley City

Annual remuneration and expenses survey released

Langley City has released its annual remuneration report for members of council, and senior staff. (Langley City finance report)
Tiny Town was the creation of the late Jim Allen and modelled after his hometown of Youghal, County Cork, Ireland. (File photo)
Tiny Town was the creation of the late Jim Allen and modelled after his hometown of Youghal, County Cork, Ireland. (File photo)
Langley City Mayor Val van den Broek was censured on May 10 for ‘bullying’ a staffer, a statement posted to the City website on Tuesday, May 31, said. (file)

Langley City mayor was censured for ‘bullying’ staffer: statement

Council statement says Val van den Broek made ‘unjustified and false statements’ about City employee

Langley City Mayor Val van den Broek was censured on May 10 for ‘bullying’ a staffer, a statement posted to the City website on Tuesday, May 31, said. (file)
B.C. Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness Jennifer Rice. (Norman Galimski/Black Press)

B.C. rolls out emergency preparedness funds for First Nations and municipalities

Funding will go toward capacity building for emergency support in those communities

B.C. Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness Jennifer Rice. (Norman Galimski/Black Press)
The District of Tofino is celebrating the successful hiring of three new staffers for its Community Children’s Centre. (file photo)

Staff-strapped B.C. town scores childcare workers with free tuition, housing

District of Tofino takes unique approach to address childcare resource crunch

The District of Tofino is celebrating the successful hiring of three new staffers for its Community Children’s Centre. (file photo)
At their Monday, Jan. 25 meeting, a majority of Langley City Council voted to increase the proposed budget by $127,500 to fund a an Environmental Sustainability Coordinator position, which would see the average property tax increase rise from 3.94 per cent to 4.35 per cent. (Langley Advance Times file)

VIDEO: Langley City approves a slightly higher proposed tax hike

Adding Environmental Sustainability Coordinator boosts average increase from 3.94 to 4.35 per cent

At their Monday, Jan. 25 meeting, a majority of Langley City Council voted to increase the proposed budget by $127,500 to fund a an Environmental Sustainability Coordinator position, which would see the average property tax increase rise from 3.94 per cent to 4.35 per cent. (Langley Advance Times file)
A report proposing a four percent property tax increase from Langley City Director of Corporate Services Darrin Leite said the fiscal impact of a first-ever RCMP union contract was higher than expected. (Langley Advance Times file)

Rising cost of policing cited as factor in proposed four per cent Langley City tax hike

First-ever RCMP union contract settlement was higher than expected: report

A report proposing a four percent property tax increase from Langley City Director of Corporate Services Darrin Leite said the fiscal impact of a first-ever RCMP union contract was higher than expected. (Langley Advance Times file)
Sparwood mayor David Wilks. (File photo)

‘We don’t have the capacity’: East Kootenay Mayor takes aim at COVID health orders

With limited resources, local governments and private businesses are under too much strain from public health orders according to Sparwood Mayor David Wilks

Sparwood mayor David Wilks. (File photo)
(Langley City graphic)
(Langley City graphic)
City councillors Gayle Martin, Rudy Storteboom and Rosemary Wallace. Council voted to add Langley Food Bank and the Penny Pincher Thrift Shop and two other nonprofit groups to a list of tax-exempt properties on Monday, Oct. 18. (files)
City councillors Gayle Martin, Rudy Storteboom and Rosemary Wallace. Council voted to add Langley Food Bank and the Penny Pincher Thrift Shop and two other nonprofit groups to a list of tax-exempt properties on Monday, Oct. 18. (files)
Video image of Langley City Council session on Oct. 18 that opted to resume virtual meetings. (Langley City)

Langley City council resumes virtual meetings

Technical limitations preventing a mix of virtual and in-person sessions cited in decision

Video image of Langley City Council session on Oct. 18 that opted to resume virtual meetings. (Langley City)
Langley City Council’s first in-person meeting in a year felt ‘very different,’ Mayor Val van den Broek remarked. (Langley Advance Times file)

Langley City council resumes in-person meetings

Audio issues have been resolved: mayor

Langley City Council’s first in-person meeting in a year felt ‘very different,’ Mayor Val van den Broek remarked. (Langley Advance Times file)
How downtown Langley City might look under the new OCP plan. (City image/file)
How downtown Langley City might look under the new OCP plan. (City image/file)
Langley Township was named one of the world’s top seven intelligent communities for its municipal policies. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley Township named one of world’s top ‘intelligent’ cities

The community is ranked with cities in Vietnam, Russia, and Australia on the annual list

Langley Township was named one of the world’s top seven intelligent communities for its municipal policies. (Langley Advance Times files)