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Condos under construction in Langley. Backyards not included. (Langley Advance Times files)

PAINFUL TRUTH: The death of the backyard is coming soon

We need to rethink public space, since private greenspace is getting rare

 

Denise Decloux was captivated by the fall colours as they take over Sendall Gardens, a park on 50th Avenue in Langley City. “It’s most definitely a hidden gem – so peaceful and beautiful,” she shared. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

SHARE: Fall colours blanket Langley City’s Sendall Gardens

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  • Nov 19, 2022

 

A week after being sworn in, Mayor Eric Woodward and his council began working on a number of major infrastructure projects. (Langley Advance Times files)

‘Fact-finding’ begins on new pool, soccer campus, ice rink for Willoughby area

Township council directed staff to start investigating sites for all three major facilities

 

Colourful shade sails installed at the playground at Aldergrove Credit Union Community Centre provide refuge from the sun and help cool the playground area. (Township of Langley/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Grant aids plans to make Langley Township parks cooler in summer

Project is part of climate change policies in Township

  • Oct 8, 2022
Colourful shade sails installed at the playground at Aldergrove Credit Union Community Centre provide refuge from the sun and help cool the playground area. (Township of Langley/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Terry Dance-Bennink speaks to seniors during a rally in support of a senior-friendly park at the former S.J. Willis Junior High School field in Victoria, B.C., on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022. The protesters say they are being shut out of open green space near their homes, while the city recently opened a new skateboard park for youth in the area. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

VIDEO: B.C. seniors stage protest at vacant school field, seeking fair share of park space

100 Victoria area seniors, many using walkers and scooters, point to emphasis on rec space for youth

Terry Dance-Bennink speaks to seniors during a rally in support of a senior-friendly park at the former S.J. Willis Junior High School field in Victoria, B.C., on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022. The protesters say they are being shut out of open green space near their homes, while the city recently opened a new skateboard park for youth in the area. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Fast-growing parts of the community lack playground space, a letter writer argues. (Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: Langley neighbourhood left behind in playground planning

Yorkson area needs more amenities for kids, local resident says

  • Sep 25, 2022
Fast-growing parts of the community lack playground space, a letter writer argues. (Langley Advance Times files)
Trees line a Cook Street sidewalk down by the Victoria waterfront. A new study looks into the equitable distribution of greenspace in Canadian cities. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Greenspace less accessible to millenials and the poor across Canadian cities

UBC study looks into equitable greenspace distribution across country’s urban spaces

Trees line a Cook Street sidewalk down by the Victoria waterfront. A new study looks into the equitable distribution of greenspace in Canadian cities. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Lululemon founder Chip Wilson and his wife Summer Wilson laugh while speaking after announcing a $100 million donation to preserve and protect B.C.’s natural spaces through their Wilson 5 Foundation, in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Lululemon founder Chip Wilson gifts $100M to help preserve B.C.’s nature

Lululemon Athletica Inc. founder and billionaire Chip Wilson is donating $100 million…

Lululemon founder Chip Wilson and his wife Summer Wilson laugh while speaking after announcing a $100 million donation to preserve and protect B.C.’s natural spaces through their Wilson 5 Foundation, in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Country Celebration in Campbell Valley Park entertained guests in past years with agriculture artifacts from the past. The celebration returns Sept. 10 dubbed Once Upon A Field. (Langley Advance Times files)

Country Celebration returns with new name to Campbell Valley Regional Park

Langley’s iconic celebration is back after two years of COVID cancellations

Country Celebration in Campbell Valley Park entertained guests in past years with agriculture artifacts from the past. The celebration returns Sept. 10 dubbed Once Upon A Field. (Langley Advance Times files)
A trench-digging machine prepares City Park for underground drains, part of a $2.3 million overhaul that got underway in August. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
A trench-digging machine prepares City Park for underground drains, part of a $2.3 million overhaul that got underway in August. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
A new bridge has been built across Yorkson Creek in Walnut Grove. (Township of Langley/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

New metal pedestrian bridge links Walnut Grove neighbourhoods

Township has completed a series of trail upgrades

A new bridge has been built across Yorkson Creek in Walnut Grove. (Township of Langley/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Julie Bergen says McLean Pond, in Campbell Valley Regional Park, is her favourite place to relax and “find peace.” (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Aug 16, 2022
Julie Bergen says McLean Pond, in Campbell Valley Regional Park, is her favourite place to relax and “find peace.” (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A Yellowstone National Park ranger is seen standing near a road wiped out by flooding along the Gardner River the week before, near Gardiner, Mont., June 19, 2022. Park officials said they hope to open most of the park within two weeks after it was shuttered in the wake of the floods. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)

Crowds flock to Yellowstone as park reopens after floods

Wildlife-rich northern half of the park will remain shuttered until at least early July

A Yellowstone National Park ranger is seen standing near a road wiped out by flooding along the Gardner River the week before, near Gardiner, Mont., June 19, 2022. Park officials said they hope to open most of the park within two weeks after it was shuttered in the wake of the floods. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)
The Township of Langley Civic Facility. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Council mulls change to plans for building Langley’s largest new park

Yorkson Community Park is a long-term phased project

The Township of Langley Civic Facility. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
In this photo provided by the National Park Service, is high water in the Gardiner River along the North Entrance to Yellowstone National Park in Montana, that washed out part of a road on Monday, June 13, 2022. (National Park Service via AP)

Yellowstone flooding sweeps away bridge, washes out roads

Flooding hits after what park officials are calling ‘unprecedented rains’

In this photo provided by the National Park Service, is high water in the Gardiner River along the North Entrance to Yellowstone National Park in Montana, that washed out part of a road on Monday, June 13, 2022. (National Park Service via AP)
A fossil is shown at the Burgess Shale near Field, B.C. in this August 2012 photo. The Burgess Shale in Yoho National Park was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. A Quebec resident has been fined $20,000 for taking 45 fossils from three national parks in the Rocky Mountains, including the internationally known fossil site. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lauren Krugel

Parks Canada recovers 45 fossils stolen from Burgess Shale, levies $20,000 fine

Suspect pleaded guilty to two charges in a Cranbrook, B.C., court last month

A fossil is shown at the Burgess Shale near Field, B.C. in this August 2012 photo. The Burgess Shale in Yoho National Park was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. A Quebec resident has been fined $20,000 for taking 45 fossils from three national parks in the Rocky Mountains, including the internationally known fossil site. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lauren Krugel
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Your Tree Service owner Brandon MacAlpine planted seven Arbour Day trees on last year in Williams Park. (Langley Advance Times files)

Our View: Worth re-acquainting ourselves with Langley parks

Parks are still a source of refuge, even as pandemic recedes

  • Apr 10, 2022
Your Tree Service owner Brandon MacAlpine planted seven Arbour Day trees on last year in Williams Park. (Langley Advance Times files)
Excavators work in a construction site where a retaining wall appears to have partially collapsed over the weekend of April 2-3 in Langley City. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Excavation collapse closes Langley City community garden

Part of the garden appears to have slumped when a retaining wall broke

Excavators work in a construction site where a retaining wall appears to have partially collapsed over the weekend of April 2-3 in Langley City. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Rene Payer is pleased that Township council has decided to stop cutting down trees in a Langley park to create a staff parking lot. (Langley Advance Times files)

Council halts tree cutting in Langley park

The Township had been adding parking spaces to the nearby Operations Centre

Rene Payer is pleased that Township council has decided to stop cutting down trees in a Langley park to create a staff parking lot. (Langley Advance Times files)