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Susan Vowes said the Township wasted taxpayer money on these signs in Milner.

LETTER: Langley Township rain garden signs irks letter writer

Municipality wasting taxpayer dollars, local woman writes

  • Jul 26, 2021

 

Traffic flows along 192nd Street south of 24th Avenue in the South Campbell Heights neighbourhood. The City of Surrey is seeking to re-designate 600 acres south of 20 Avenue, between approximately 186th and 196th Streets to employment lands, and to expand the urban containment boundary. A public hearing is set for July 26, 2021. (Black Press Media file)

LETTER: Campbell Heights development destroying vital natural area

Surrey is looking to expand industrial lands in the area bordering South Langley

  • Jul 25, 2021

 

A common wall lizard scrambles across a concrete wall in a Saanich yard. July 15, 2021 (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

VIDEO: Invasive lizard population runs, climbs and clings across Vancouver Island

Even record-breaking heat didn’t diminish European wall lizard population

 

Residents can provide feedback on proposd changes to the Tree Protection Bylaw on the Langley Townhsip website at https://www.tol.ca/at-your-service/engineering-building-development/engineering/tree-protection/

LETTER: Aldergrove tree defender welcomes stricter Langley Township tree protection bylaw

Public input is accepted until noon on Thursday, July 22, letter writer noted

  • Jul 18, 2021
Residents can provide feedback on proposd changes to the Tree Protection Bylaw on the Langley Townhsip website at https://www.tol.ca/at-your-service/engineering-building-development/engineering/tree-protection/
Share your opinion via email, through our website or in a posted letter. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Langley letter writer questions Surrey’s push to develop Campbell Heights

The benefit of greenspace can’t be replaced with a few street trees, local man argues

  • Jul 16, 2021
Share your opinion via email, through our website or in a posted letter. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)
Jade Werger and Melissa Del Cid Moon spotted the baby bald eagle and noticed it wasn’t moving. They then called the SPCA who told them about OWL. (Jade Werger/Special to The News)

Baby bald eagle nabbed by RCMP in Pitt Meadows

The local police helped a raptor rehabilitation group rescue a young eagle covered in mites

Jade Werger and Melissa Del Cid Moon spotted the baby bald eagle and noticed it wasn’t moving. They then called the SPCA who told them about OWL. (Jade Werger/Special to The News)
Langley City’s Tracy Boyd shared a picture of a bumblebee hard at work in her flower garden.  (Special to Langley Advance Times)

SHARE: Bees busy in the Langley City garden

Send us your photo showing how you view Langley, and it could be featured in a future edition

  • Jul 7, 2021
Langley City’s Tracy Boyd shared a picture of a bumblebee hard at work in her flower garden.  (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Saturnina Island is situated off the east coast of Gabriola Island. (Google Maps image)

Island near Nanaimo preserved as park after $4M donation from Lululemon founder

Chip Wilson’s family’s foundation supports three land purchases in the Strait of Georgia

Saturnina Island is situated off the east coast of Gabriola Island. (Google Maps image)
Although the process to prepare the snails is long, Revelstoke resident Hailey Ross said they are mighty tasty. (Contributed)

1 way to deal with invasive snails in B.C. is… to eat them?

Foraging for Roman snails, which are cooked in fancy dishes globally as escargot

Although the process to prepare the snails is long, Revelstoke resident Hailey Ross said they are mighty tasty. (Contributed)
Langley Township council passed a tree protection bylaw in 2019, but various letter writers have questionned whether it does enough. (Black Press Media file)

LETTER: Why can’t trees be protected? Langley woman wonders

Society protects buildings and human-made structures so why not trees?

  • Jun 6, 2021
Langley Township council passed a tree protection bylaw in 2019, but various letter writers have questionned whether it does enough. (Black Press Media file)
University of Maryland entomologist Paula Shrewsbury, reaches for a cookie topped with a cicada nymph, Monday, May 17, 2021, in Columbia, Md. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Freaked by cicada swarms? You could just stick a fork in ‘em

Full of protein, gluten-free, low-fat and low-carb, cicadas are eaten by humans in many countries.

University of Maryland entomologist Paula Shrewsbury, reaches for a cookie topped with a cicada nymph, Monday, May 17, 2021, in Columbia, Md. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
A fledgling white raven was spotted near the end of Winchester Road in Coombs. (Mike Yip photo)

Legend continues as iconic white raven spotted once again on Vancouver Island

Sightings rare everywhere in world except for central Vancouver Island location

A fledgling white raven was spotted near the end of Winchester Road in Coombs. (Mike Yip photo)
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LETTER: Public can voice opinions on Langley Township tree efforts

Local letter writer encouraged people to provide feedback to municipality

  • May 2, 2021
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Joe Sommer of Chilliwack reaches toward a killdeer on its nest on his property, in March 2021. The red marking is to alert the neighbouring farm to avoid the area. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack man has close encounter with killdeer after marking nest

Killdeer nest near farm fields and other high danger areas, but man is intent on saving birds

Joe Sommer of Chilliwack reaches toward a killdeer on its nest on his property, in March 2021. The red marking is to alert the neighbouring farm to avoid the area. (Submitted photo)
Felled trees were seen being removed from a South Langley street earlier this month. (John Elliott/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: South Langley letter writer wants Township to do better at tree protection

Township politicies and strategies say trees are valued but it lets sites be logged, writer said

  • Mar 20, 2021
Felled trees were seen being removed from a South Langley street earlier this month. (John Elliott/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
This stern looking eagle was in a tree above Fort Langley recently when captured by the camera of Lou Fasullo. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

SHARE: Eye-catching birds flock to Fort Langley

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  • Feb 20, 2021
This stern looking eagle was in a tree above Fort Langley recently when captured by the camera of Lou Fasullo. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Langley Township has a tree protection bylaw but some recent letter writers want more done to save trees when land is developed. (Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: Leave Langley trees alone

Walnut Grove resident says community losing too many trees to development

  • Feb 9, 2021
Langley Township has a tree protection bylaw but some recent letter writers want more done to save trees when land is developed. (Langley Advance Times files)
Dave Melnychuk stands on the edge of Bertrand creek, talking to a group about the need for its care several years ago. (Special to The Star)

Bertrand Creek fish need help from Aldergrove residents

Local farmers say Environmental Farm Plan can help keep waterways like Bertrand Creek clean

Dave Melnychuk stands on the edge of Bertrand creek, talking to a group about the need for its care several years ago. (Special to The Star)
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LETTER: Langley resident saddened watching trees chopped

Langley Township should be protecting trees, local letter writer says

  • Jan 30, 2021
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The first tree – a Sitka spruce – in the second phase of Fort Langley’s Memory Grove was planted on the morning of Thursday, Jan. 21. (Kurt Alberts/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Second phase of Memory Grove planted at Fort Langley

The first trees started going into the ground on Thursday, Jan. 21

The first tree – a Sitka spruce – in the second phase of Fort Langley’s Memory Grove was planted on the morning of Thursday, Jan. 21. (Kurt Alberts/Special to the Langley Advance Times)