municipal politics

Langley craft beer brewers are asking for bigger patio spaces so they can serve people during COVID-19. (Photo submitted)

Langley craft brewers call for looser restrictions for summer patios

More outdoor space could mean more places to safely seat customers, say beer makers

Langley craft beer brewers are asking for bigger patio spaces so they can serve people during COVID-19. (Photo submitted)
Township of Langley civic facility. (Langley Advance Times files)

$48 million drop in revenue forecast for Langley Township in 2020

Council could face 25 per cent of property owners not paying tax this year

Township of Langley civic facility. (Langley Advance Times files)
There have been fewer cars and fewer customers in Langley City’s downtown due to the coronavirus pandemic, but a group is calling for the one-way to go car free for a time. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

UPDATE: One-way unlikely to go car-free in Langley City

Another proposal is car-free nights in the summer for outdoor dining

There have been fewer cars and fewer customers in Langley City’s downtown due to the coronavirus pandemic, but a group is calling for the one-way to go car free for a time. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Langley School District’s board office. (Langley Advance Times files)

Former vice-chair lashes out at Langley school board colleagues

Trustee Shelley Coburn called her sudden removal in February “bullying”

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

Township weighs grants as community events fall to COVID-19

Some grants won’t be going out this year because festivals have been cancelled

Langley Township civic facility. (Black Press Media files)
A rendering of the proposed new cemetery planned for South Aldergrove.

Rural cemetery planned for South Aldergrove

A report last year showed that Langley Township needs more burial plots

A rendering of the proposed new cemetery planned for South Aldergrove.
Council meetings in Langley Township could be held electronically if the coronavirus outbreak worsens. (Langley Advance Times files)

Electronic meetings considered for Langley Township council

The coronavirus has council considering how to meet without a large gathering

Council meetings in Langley Township could be held electronically if the coronavirus outbreak worsens. (Langley Advance Times files)
Brad Kiendl is president of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

Langley Chamber cancels March meeting

Coronavirus concerns are affecting a number of local events

Brad Kiendl is president of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Langley School District’s board office. (Langley Advance Times files)

Coburn ousted as vice-chair of Langley school board

The board chose a new vice-chair in a vote at the end of Tuesday’s meeting

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

Get your say on Langley Township’s budget

Surveys are available online now

Langley Township civic facility. (Langley Advance Times files)
British Columbia’s finance minister is promising to stay the course in her next budget to be tabled Tuesday in the legislature, while also monitoring potential storm clouds looming over the economy. Finance Minister Carole James releases the provincial public accounts report during a press conference at the press gallery at B.C. Legislature in Victoria, Thursday, July 18, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Budget impact on Langley – climate, safety, and eventually, transit

Langley Township’s mayor talked about possible local impacts

British Columbia’s finance minister is promising to stay the course in her next budget to be tabled Tuesday in the legislature, while also monitoring potential storm clouds looming over the economy. Finance Minister Carole James releases the provincial public accounts report during a press conference at the press gallery at B.C. Legislature in Victoria, Thursday, July 18, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Langley Township tax plan goes to public with 2.98 per cent increase possible

Langley Township tax plan goes to public with 2.98 per cent increase possible

Business and light industrial would face a higher increase under the draft plan

Langley Township tax plan goes to public with 2.98 per cent increase possible
Township councillors floated the idea of separating the RCMP detachment from Langley City. (Langley Advance Times files)

RCMP costs prompt question of separate detachments for Langley

Township councillors debating the budget asked about the cost of splitting from Langley City

Township councillors floated the idea of separating the RCMP detachment from Langley City. (Langley Advance Times files)
Langley Township Mayor Jack Froese at the Monday afternoon meeting as council debated some proposed changes to the 2020 budget. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

More cops, higher business taxes under proposed Langley Township plan

A new budget proposal was first debated by council Monday

Langley Township Mayor Jack Froese at the Monday afternoon meeting as council debated some proposed changes to the 2020 budget. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Township council is considering a plan that could require contributions from Willoughby developers to expand major roads, including portions of 208th Street and 72nd Avenue. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Latest version of 208th widening plan on display for Langley Township council

The fourth version of the plan is the most extensive yet

Township council is considering a plan that could require contributions from Willoughby developers to expand major roads, including portions of 208th Street and 72nd Avenue. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Langley Township Civic Facility. (Langley Advance Times files)

Secondary suite size boosted in Langley Township

The old maximum of 90 square metres has been lifted

Langley Township Civic Facility. (Langley Advance Times files)
Budget, 208th Street, housing on Langley Township agenda Monday

Budget, 208th Street, housing on Langley Township agenda Monday

Council has a full plate of meetings starting at 10:30 a.m.

Budget, 208th Street, housing on Langley Township agenda Monday
Township council will take another look at plans to widen 208th Street and other Willoughby roads. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Plans to widen 208th Street get another look from Township council

Council voted to take another look at a plan to use development fees

Township council will take another look at plans to widen 208th Street and other Willoughby roads. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Willowbrook trail has become haven for drug dealers, resident say

Willowbrook trail has become haven for drug dealers, resident say

A resident says he witnessed a beating with a baseball bat

Willowbrook trail has become haven for drug dealers, resident say
Year in Review: Tree bylaw sprouts in Langley Township

Year in Review: Tree bylaw sprouts in Langley Township

After literally years of debate, a tree protection bylaw was passed

Year in Review: Tree bylaw sprouts in Langley Township