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Dallas Smith just finished a performance at the Grand Ole Opry, and is gearing up for a tribute concert for Humboldt later this month. (Special to Black Press)

Country musicians unite to help Humboldt Broncos family

Langley’s Dallas Smith, and former Langleyite Chad Brownlee, are performing a benefit concert.

Dallas Smith just finished a performance at the Grand Ole Opry, and is gearing up for a tribute concert for Humboldt later this month. (Special to Black Press)
First-of-its-kind cat centre opens to Lower Mainland felines

First-of-its-kind cat centre opens to Lower Mainland felines

An opening ceremony is underway for a new feline intake facility at Aldergrove’s animal shelter.

First-of-its-kind cat centre opens to Lower Mainland felines
Tamara was excited to learn her cat, Tweak, was still alive and well when she showed up at LAPS after 10 years. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Feline reunion a decade in the making

Langley Animal Protection Society staff were overjoyed to reunite a cat and owner after 10 years.

Tamara was excited to learn her cat, Tweak, was still alive and well when she showed up at LAPS after 10 years. (Special to the Langley Advance)
An “extremely infectious” virus is killing rabbits, so animal owners are being warned to take precautions. Marina Hebert is a volunteer with the Aldergrove-based Small Animal Rescue Society. This is a picture of one of her bunnies, Ana. (Christopher Orr photo)

Lower Mainland based rabbit rescue pleads for foster homes

The Langley-centred Small Animal Rescue Society needs foster families to take new bunnies.

An “extremely infectious” virus is killing rabbits, so animal owners are being warned to take precautions. Marina Hebert is a volunteer with the Aldergrove-based Small Animal Rescue Society. This is a picture of one of her bunnies, Ana. (Christopher Orr photo)
Langley’s own Team Tardi (a.k.a. Team Canada) did it again, winning two more games at the world juniors in Scotland today, and advancing to the semi-finals tomorrow against the U.S. (Richard Gray/World Curling Federation)

Lower Mainland’s Team Tardi advances to the semis in world junior curling fight

Victories today against Russia and Germany secured the Canadian team chance to battle U.S. again.

Langley’s own Team Tardi (a.k.a. Team Canada) did it again, winning two more games at the world juniors in Scotland today, and advancing to the semi-finals tomorrow against the U.S. (Richard Gray/World Curling Federation)
Embrace A Discarded Animal Society, based out of Blaine, is bringing a motorhome full of dogs up from San Francisco to Langley this weekend in the hopes of finding them forever homes. (Special to the Black Press)

Glut of dogs coming north for adoption this weekend

A U.S. animal rescue brings 54 dogs – of varying sizes from San Francisco – to PetSmart in Langley.

Embrace A Discarded Animal Society, based out of Blaine, is bringing a motorhome full of dogs up from San Francisco to Langley this weekend in the hopes of finding them forever homes. (Special to the Black Press)
Grandpa Mason is a feral cat rescued in 2016. The terminally ill cat loves kittens, so rescue organizers are hunting for kittens in need of love. They want to make him happy for the final weeks or months of his life. (Tiny Kittens photos/Special to Black Press)

VIDEOS: Companion kittens needed for terminally ill grandpa cat

A Langley-based feline rescue group wants to immerse Mason in kitten love during his last few weeks.

Grandpa Mason is a feral cat rescued in 2016. The terminally ill cat loves kittens, so rescue organizers are hunting for kittens in need of love. They want to make him happy for the final weeks or months of his life. (Tiny Kittens photos/Special to Black Press)
A new and unique contest starts today aimed at helping someone start a new retail store in downtown Langley City.

CONTEST: $115,000-prize package helps retailer start up store in downtown Langley

Someone in B.C. will loot and a rare chance to build a brand new business in Langley.

A new and unique contest starts today aimed at helping someone start a new retail store in downtown Langley City.
An Aldergrove animal rescue team warns people not to be sucked into buying a bunny following the release last week of the movie Peter Rabbit. (Special to the Langley Advance)

B.C. animal lovers fears influx of bunnies following Peter Rabbit debut

Pets are not products, and those adopting should expect a 10-year plus commitment

An Aldergrove animal rescue team warns people not to be sucked into buying a bunny following the release last week of the movie Peter Rabbit. (Special to the Langley Advance)
Nikko (a.k.a. Marigold) was reunited with her family, Irene and Brian Wade, Wednesday at the Langley Animal Protection Society’s shelter in Aldergrove. What a bizarre story this cat could tell, if it could speak English. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Langley shelter reunites Alberta cat with its Vancouver Island family

‘Furry tail ending’ made some odd twists and turns in the past six months, including a Langley stop.

Nikko (a.k.a. Marigold) was reunited with her family, Irene and Brian Wade, Wednesday at the Langley Animal Protection Society’s shelter in Aldergrove. What a bizarre story this cat could tell, if it could speak English. (Special to the Langley Advance)
Gear swap in Langley helps make ball hockey more accessible for kids

Gear swap in Langley helps make ball hockey more accessible for kids

A new initiative allows parents to empty garages of unused equipment and get new kids in the sport.

Gear swap in Langley helps make ball hockey more accessible for kids
Jaylene Prime was diagnosed back in January 2015 with a rare form of juvenile arthritis that requires daily painful injections. There is an alternate drug available, that is helping others, but it isn’t covered by PharmaCare. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Langley child in ‘excruciating’ pain pleads for PharmaCare to cover drug

Aldergrove’s Charlene Prime spent the past year lobbying government to pay for arthritis drug.

Jaylene Prime was diagnosed back in January 2015 with a rare form of juvenile arthritis that requires daily painful injections. There is an alternate drug available, that is helping others, but it isn’t covered by PharmaCare. (Special to the Langley Advance)
Single mother April Davie picked up her new, free car – a 2002 Accura – from the Church in the Valley in Langley Wednesday afternoon, thanks to the church’s Cars for Moms program. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance)

VIDEO: Gifted car takes away fear for strapped single mom

More sound vehicles are needed for the Langley-based Cars for Moms program run by Church in the Valley.

Single mother April Davie picked up her new, free car – a 2002 Accura – from the Church in the Valley in Langley Wednesday afternoon, thanks to the church’s Cars for Moms program. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance)
VIDEO: Greenhouse hosts ‘biggest’ Christmas party Langley has ever seen

VIDEO: Greenhouse hosts ‘biggest’ Christmas party Langley has ever seen

Crowds of adults and children alike were impressed with the light displays and more offered at Glow.

VIDEO: Greenhouse hosts ‘biggest’ Christmas party Langley has ever seen
This helium football balloon and note was found in Woodland Park in the Langley Meadows area of Langley.

Airborne note from little boy misses grandpa, lands in Langley park

A helium football balloon and hand-scribbled letter leave Langley man wondering of its origin.

This helium football balloon and note was found in Woodland Park in the Langley Meadows area of Langley.
Tyler’s Grandma joined the Cops for Cancer team on a short leg of the tour from Hells Gate to Hope aback a three-wheel motorcycle. They then gathered in Hope at a memorial tree planted outside the hospital that has is marked by one of the late boy’s old skateboards and heart-shaped rocks placed there by friends and family.(Special to the Langley Advance)

Day 4: Langley Mountie speaks to physically draining leg of Tour de Valley

Travelling between Hope and Boston Bar Sunday took its toll on Cops for Cancer riders.

Tyler’s Grandma joined the Cops for Cancer team on a short leg of the tour from Hells Gate to Hope aback a three-wheel motorcycle. They then gathered in Hope at a memorial tree planted outside the hospital that has is marked by one of the late boy’s old skateboards and heart-shaped rocks placed there by friends and family.(Special to the Langley Advance)
A party was held on the street to celebrate young Carter, and his battle with cancer. He’s a junior team member with Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley, and the officers joined family and friends for a party outside of his home in Chilliwack. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Day 3: Langley Mountie recounts day of pedalling and tears

Langley RCMP Const. Rochelle Carr is one of 23 officers participating in Cops for Cancer.

A party was held on the street to celebrate young Carter, and his battle with cancer. He’s a junior team member with Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley, and the officers joined family and friends for a party outside of his home in Chilliwack. (Special to the Langley Advance)
Langley Mountie saddles up for 750-km, nine-day fundraising bike ride

Langley Mountie saddles up for 750-km, nine-day fundraising bike ride

Const. Rochelle Carr and 22 other law enforcement personnel leave Thursday on the Tour de Valley.

Langley Mountie saddles up for 750-km, nine-day fundraising bike ride
New Langley parents group stands against discrimination, intolerance

New Langley parents group stands against discrimination, intolerance

A new group supports initiatives aimed at fostering understanding and kindness in Langley schools.

New Langley parents group stands against discrimination, intolerance
Kaley Cuoco and Karl Cook were in Langley this past weekend for the World Cup at Thunderbird Show Park. (Facebook)

Big Bang actress fakes upset with beau’s ‘infidelity’ while in Langley

Kaley Cuoco, who plays Penny, came to watch boyfriend Karl Cook compete in World Cup at tbird.

Kaley Cuoco and Karl Cook were in Langley this past weekend for the World Cup at Thunderbird Show Park. (Facebook)