municipal politics

Langley City Coun. Nathan Pachal won support from council colleagues for a third report on police overtime being used to pay for tickets to mayor Val van den Broek’s 2020 gala, and for a review of police that includes a look at an independent police service for Langley (files)

VIDEO: Langley City Council orders third report on mayor’s gala along with a review of policing

Is it time for Langley to have an independent police service?

 

North Cowichan councillor Tek Manhas did not violate the municipality’s code of conduct by posting a sexist meme on Facebook, council concludes. (File photo)

B.C. municipality to take no action against councillor who posted sexist meme

Tek Manhas’s meme doesn’t violate North Cowichan council’s code of conduct, municipality concludes

 

North Cowichan councillor Tek Manhas is under review by the municipality for a Facebook post containing a sexist meme. (File photo)

B.C. councillor facing review over sexist meme posted to Facebook

‘Less bitchen’ more kitchen’: North Cowichan’s Tek Manhas apologizes for post

North Cowichan councillor Tek Manhas is under review by the municipality for a Facebook post containing a sexist meme. (File photo)
Langley City Mayor Val van den Broek and Councillor Teri James clashed over a letter that suggested firefighters could handle more types of medical calls (file)

VIDEO: Langley City mayor and some members of council clash over Delta letter

Call to have firefighters handle more medical cases signed without consultation, critics complained

Langley City Mayor Val van den Broek and Councillor Teri James clashed over a letter that suggested firefighters could handle more types of medical calls (file)
Some examples of spray-painted graffiti found by Fort Langley resident Bryan Miller, who is scheduled to appear before Langley Township council on March 8, 2021, to argue for a bylaw that would restrict spray paint sales to minors (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Spray paint restrictions pondered by Township council

Council will hear from staff about whether limiting sales to kids could reduce graffiti

Some examples of spray-painted graffiti found by Fort Langley resident Bryan Miller, who is scheduled to appear before Langley Township council on March 8, 2021, to argue for a bylaw that would restrict spray paint sales to minors (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Mayor Lorraine Michetti refusing to step down amid calls for her resignation. (Submitted)

Rural B.C. mayor urged to resign after Facebook post against Indigenous people, pipelines

The mayor is refusing to quit, saying the post was taken out of context

Mayor Lorraine Michetti refusing to step down amid calls for her resignation. (Submitted)
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

Langley Township council will debate a plan for a 3.99 per cent property tax increase this year. (Langley Advance Times files)
Fort Langley businessman Eric Woodward said social media claims that his namesake charitable foundation isn’t following through with a promised $1.1 million for the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation ER campaign are “obviously absurd (File)
Fort Langley businessman Eric Woodward said social media claims that his namesake charitable foundation isn’t following through with a promised $1.1 million for the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation ER campaign are “obviously absurd (File)
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)