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AT YOUR SERVICE: How to handle rising housing prices

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

 

Langley City’s first in-person council meeting in a year will take place this coming Monday evening, Oct. 4. at 7 p.m.(Langley Advance Times file)

Langley City resumes in-person council meetings

Monday night, mayor and councillors return to chambers for first in-person session in a year

 

Langley Township firefighters asked the council to fund more hires, as they’ve slipped below the minimum four per engine. (Langley Advance Times files)

Firefighters ask council to boost staffing for safety reasons

Engines are going out with fewer than the minimum four firefighters

 

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AT YOUR SERVICE: Langley City council wants to keep higher density development north of Nicomekl

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

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John Jack, chair of the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District, addresses the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention by video link, Sept. 14, 2021. (UBCM video)

Local B.C. governments seek ways to go beyond talking about reconciliation

Indigenous people need power, municipal convention told

John Jack, chair of the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District, addresses the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention by video link, Sept. 14, 2021. (UBCM video)
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AT YOUR SERVICE: Trustees discuss plans to help student learning hobbled by COVID

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

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AT YOUR SERVICE: Council unanimously opposed to paid parking in Fort Langley

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

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AT YOUR SERVICE: Council divided on effectiveness of Township climate control actions

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

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AT YOUR SERVICE: City making strides to battle climate change – trees playing a role

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AT YOUR SERVICE: Heat wave another call to action – City council

Question-and-answer feature for those elected to office in Langley

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Controversy over a charitable fundraiser gala in January of 2020 has dogged Langley City mayor Val van den Broek (R) and potentially resulted in the reassignment of Langley RCMP Supt. Murray Power (L). (file)

RCMP tells City it must ask Township about gala overtime issue

Top Mountie says information about Township officers involvement can’t be released to City

Controversy over a charitable fundraiser gala in January of 2020 has dogged Langley City mayor Val van den Broek (R) and potentially resulted in the reassignment of Langley RCMP Supt. Murray Power (L). (file)
A letter from a senior RCMP officer in Langley said Mounties who attended a mayor’s gala in January of 2020 used their own money. Controversy over the event has dogged mayor Val van den Broek (R) and resulted in the reassignment of Langley RCMP Supt. Murray Power (L). (file)

Langley RCMP officers used ‘own money’ to attend mayor’s gala, senior officer says

‘I would not want there to be a belief that the police officers had done something untoward’

A letter from a senior RCMP officer in Langley said Mounties who attended a mayor’s gala in January of 2020 used their own money. Controversy over the event has dogged mayor Val van den Broek (R) and resulted in the reassignment of Langley RCMP Supt. Murray Power (L). (file)
Flowers and other adornments left at Hope Cemetery have been moved off to a back storage and maintenance area. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Removal of graveside items by B.C. cemetery staff deemed ‘disrespectful’

Municipal cemetery removes all adornments from gravesites with little notice

Flowers and other adornments left at Hope Cemetery have been moved off to a back storage and maintenance area. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
Each week, we are asking Langley’s elected officials to weigh in on an issue of concern to local residents. They are given a deadline and invited to respond with a maximum 250 words on the matter. This time, each member of Langley Township council was invited to respond to this question.

AT YOUR SERVICE: Township council weighs in on lack of industrial land

Q&A: Langley Township council members given chance to address the community on a key local issue

  • May 30, 2021
Each week, we are asking Langley’s elected officials to weigh in on an issue of concern to local residents. They are given a deadline and invited to respond with a maximum 250 words on the matter. This time, each member of Langley Township council was invited to respond to this question.
Each month, we are asking Langley’s elected officials to weigh in on an issue of concern to local residents. They are given a deadline and invited to respond with a maximum 250 words on the matter. This time, each member of Langley City council was invited to respond to this question.

AT YOUR SERVICE: City council weighs in on supervised consumption sites

Q&A: Langley City council members given first chance to address the community on a key local issue

  • May 23, 2021
Each month, we are asking Langley’s elected officials to weigh in on an issue of concern to local residents. They are given a deadline and invited to respond with a maximum 250 words on the matter. This time, each member of Langley City council was invited to respond to this question.
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)
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)
Langley City mayor Val van den Broek, seen here at the 2020 mayor’s gala that has been the subject of two reviews (Langley Advance Times)
Langley City mayor Val van den Broek, seen here at the 2020 mayor’s gala that has been the subject of two reviews (Langley Advance Times)
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 did not violate the municipality’s code of conduct by posting a sexist meme on Facebook, council concludes. (File photo)
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)