municipal politics

Langley Township council will debate a plan for a 3.99 per cent property tax increase this year. (Langley Advance Times files)

UPDATED: Township council votes yes on 3.99 per cent property tax increase

Council discussed why next year’s projected tax increase was 7.51 per cent

 

Surrey councillors Jack Hundial and Brenda Locke. (Photos: Now-Leader files)

Surrey councillors take their fight against Surrey policing transition B.C.-wide

Jack Hundial and Brenda Locke have sent a letter to well over 1,000 elected officials in local governments across the province

Surrey councillors Jack Hundial and Brenda Locke. (Photos: Now-Leader files)
Langley Township Civic Facility. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley Township mulls 3.99 per cent tax increase

Public consultation is coming soon

Langley Township Civic Facility. (Langley Advance Times files)
A Kelowna cannabis manufacturer has acquired another cannabis-based firm. (Black Press Media File)

Council rejects Fort Langley cannabis shop a second time

A reconsideration could not convince council to vote for a third retail outlet in Langley

A Kelowna cannabis manufacturer has acquired another cannabis-based firm. (Black Press Media File)
The development plan for a proposed Willoughby building showing a possible library site. (Pollyco/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Scope of proposed Willoughby library debated by Township council

Councillors had questions for the CEO of the FVRL

The development plan for a proposed Willoughby building showing a possible library site. (Pollyco/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Langley Township Councillor Steve Ferguson. (Black Press Media files)

Langley Township council to acknowledge indigenous territory during meetings

The statement will begin all future council meetings

Langley Township Councillor Steve Ferguson. (Black Press Media files)
As indicators of progress on the way to becoming carbon neutral by 2050, five “Big Moves” have been identified through the draft Climate Action Strategy. (Township screengrab)

Plan to fight climate change gets nod from Langley Township council

The plan looks ahead to 2050 and plans for a zero-carbon future

As indicators of progress on the way to becoming carbon neutral by 2050, five “Big Moves” have been identified through the draft Climate Action Strategy. (Township screengrab)
Langley Township civic facility. (Black Press Media files)

Two cannabis shops close to approval in Langley Township

There were more than 20 initial applications spread across multiple locations

Langley Township civic facility. (Black Press Media files)
Langley School District's board office. (Langley Advance Times files)

There are a number of locals hoping to win the Feb. 27 byelection

There are now seven candidates vying to fill the vacant seat on…

Langley School District's board office. (Langley Advance Times files)
Township of Langley civic facility. (Langley Advance Times files)

Budget shortfall shrinking in Langley Township

Staff showed council a tightened up budget, without borrowing, on Monday

Township of Langley civic facility. (Langley Advance Times files)
Charlie Fox in a 2018 Langley Township council meeting. (Langley Advance Times files)

Fox confirms run for Langley school board byelection

There are now at least two candidates confirmed to contest the spot

Charlie Fox in a 2018 Langley Township council meeting. (Langley Advance Times files)
Langley Township Civic Facility. (Langley Advance Times files)

Housing, RCMP, Fort roads all discussed at Langley Township budget meeting

A Monday meeting touched on priorities for this year and beyond

Langley Township Civic Facility. (Langley Advance Times files)
Langley Township council is debating their budget and this year’s possible property tax increases. (Langley Advance Times files)
Langley Township council is debating their budget and this year’s possible property tax increases. (Langley Advance Times files)
Langley Township Mayor Jack Froese. (Township of Langley/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Mayor pushes back against ‘smear campaign’ after court win for Langley Township

The Township will try to recover the $50,000 cost of defending the council members

Langley Township Mayor Jack Froese. (Township of Langley/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Mayor Jack Froese, along with Councillors Bob Long and Blair Whitmarsh, were the targets of a court case seeking to remove them from office. (Langley Advance Times files)

Mayor, councillors win court decision and stay in office in Langley Township

A judge dismissed a petition trying to remove three sitting council members

Mayor Jack Froese, along with Councillors Bob Long and Blair Whitmarsh, were the targets of a court case seeking to remove them from office. (Langley Advance Times files)
Langley East NDP candidate Megan Dykeman has stepped down from the school board now that she’s won provincial office – her replacement will be chosen in February. (special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Jan 7, 2021
Langley East NDP candidate Megan Dykeman has stepped down from the school board now that she’s won provincial office – her replacement will be chosen in February. (special to Langley Advance Times)
Charlie Fox in a 2018 Langley Township council meeting. (Langley Advance Times files)

Longtime councillor considers run for school board byelection

Charlie Fox was a principal in the district for decades

Charlie Fox in a 2018 Langley Township council meeting. (Langley Advance Times files)
Langley Township voters will choose a new school board trustee on Feb. 27. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley school board byelection to feature mail-in ballots for first time

COVID-19 has prompted the change in local byelection procedure

Langley Township voters will choose a new school board trustee on Feb. 27. (Langley Advance Times files)