parks

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)
The province is appealing a B.C. Supreme Court ruling that determined sheltering is not allowed in Beacon Hill Park under the terms of an 1882 trust. It filed its notice of appeal March 23. (Black Press Media file photo)

Province appeals court ruling against sheltering in Victoria’s signature park

Beacon Hill Park decision raises questions for other B.C. parks with trusts, attorney general says

The province is appealing a B.C. Supreme Court ruling that determined sheltering is not allowed in Beacon Hill Park under the terms of an 1882 trust. It filed its notice of appeal March 23. (Black Press Media file photo)
One of the volunteers dressed up as a gnome at the Enchanted Forest event on March 21, 2019. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Volunteers dress as gnomes for Aldergrove forest walk

An ‘enchanted’ event is back after three years – about 900 people participated last time

One of the volunteers dressed up as a gnome at the Enchanted Forest event on March 21, 2019. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A celebration for a couple making a lifelong commitment to each other led to revellers being asked to make a lifelong commitment to environmental stewardship. (pixabay photo)

Unsanctioned Gulf Island wedding leads to restorative justice

Sensitive habitat mowed and trampled, revellers asked to commit to “lifelong stewardship’

A celebration for a couple making a lifelong commitment to each other led to revellers being asked to make a lifelong commitment to environmental stewardship. (pixabay photo)
Rene Payer is upset that trees have been cut down for a planned temporary parking lot in Old Yale Park. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Neighbours upset part of Murrayville park could become parking lot

Langley Township’s Operations Centre doesn’t have enough parking for staff

Rene Payer is upset that trees have been cut down for a planned temporary parking lot in Old Yale Park. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
During a recent stroll through Derby Reach Regional Park, Langley’s Cora Goodyear snapped a shot of this tug steaming down the Fraser River. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

SHARE: Chugging along

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

  • Feb 16, 2022
During a recent stroll through Derby Reach Regional Park, Langley’s Cora Goodyear snapped a shot of this tug steaming down the Fraser River. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Michael Chang is one of the people who has been raising money for a memorial garden to surround the Battle of Kapyong Memorial Stone. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Funds sought for Korean memorial garden at Langley arboretum

The project could be built as early as this year

Michael Chang is one of the people who has been raising money for a memorial garden to surround the Battle of Kapyong Memorial Stone. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Langley City’s Lore Wollf enjoys the fall view as seen from the grandstand at McLeod Athletic Park. He took this picture of the track and beyond while running stairs at the park located at 56th Avenue and 216th Street. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

SHARE: View of track from on high

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

  • Nov 16, 2021
Langley City’s Lore Wollf enjoys the fall view as seen from the grandstand at McLeod Athletic Park. He took this picture of the track and beyond while running stairs at the park located at 56th Avenue and 216th Street. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Laara Cerman spend a few months creating the new glockenspiel art sculpture that’s being unveiled in Langley City Park. (Langley City/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Celebrating new art piece at City Park Tuesday afternoon

It’s a piece of artwork with musical powers that’s been erected near the Al Anderson Pool

Laara Cerman spend a few months creating the new glockenspiel art sculpture that’s being unveiled in Langley City Park. (Langley City/Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Angel of Mt. Cheam spreads her wings on the side of the mountain, overlooking Agassiz. This angel forms more often than not in the spring or summer as the snow melts off the mountain and has been featured in many photographs and even a postcard. (Contributed photo/Sarah Gawdin)

As snow melts, angel emerges once again on Mt. Cheam

Many stories surround the snow and the mountain herself

The Angel of Mt. Cheam spreads her wings on the side of the mountain, overlooking Agassiz. This angel forms more often than not in the spring or summer as the snow melts off the mountain and has been featured in many photographs and even a postcard. (Contributed photo/Sarah Gawdin)
Derby Reach Regional Park on the Fraser River. (Langley Advance Times files)

Biologist gives talk and tour on fish in Derby Reach Park

An expert on local endangered fish is talking about wildlife and the environment

Derby Reach Regional Park on the Fraser River. (Langley Advance Times files)
People stay physically distanced as they take part in a outdoor dance class in a park in Montreal on June 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Park use in Canada soared during COVID, creating challenges for cities, survey finds

Cities report extra costs during the pandemic due to increased maintenance and staffing

People stay physically distanced as they take part in a outdoor dance class in a park in Montreal on June 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
The Site C Dam location is seen along the Peace River in Fort St. John, B.C., Tuesday, April 18, 2017. A United Nations agency says Canada’s largest national park is now so threatened that it could likely be placed on the list of World Heritage sites in danger. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Alberta’s Wood Buffalo National Park nears endangered status

UNESCO says industry, poor governance ‘likely’ endanger Canadian World Heritage site

The Site C Dam location is seen along the Peace River in Fort St. John, B.C., Tuesday, April 18, 2017. A United Nations agency says Canada’s largest national park is now so threatened that it could likely be placed on the list of World Heritage sites in danger. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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LETTER: Langley park drinking pilot article should not be next to drunk confrontation article

Having the stories on the same page shows bias against public drinking, letter writer argues

  • Jun 7, 2021
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