municipal politics

A letter from a senior RCMP officer in Langley said Mounties who attended a mayor’s gala in January of 2020 used their own money. Controversy over the event has dogged mayor Val van den Broek (R) and resulted in the reassignment of Langley RCMP Supt. Murray Power (L). (file)

Langley RCMP officers used ‘own money’ to attend mayor’s gala, senior officer says

‘I would not want there to be a belief that the police officers had done something untoward’

 

Flowers and other adornments left at Hope Cemetery have been moved off to a back storage and maintenance area. Some are bagged and now collecting condensation and insects inside. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Cemetery’s removal of flowers and mementos ‘could have been handled better,’ says Hope mayor

“I find this to be so disrespectful to the families,” one family member says

 

The policy dealing with Hope’s sidewalk repairs has been updated. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Hope’s sidewalk policy changed to reflect current practices

Inspections will still be done in the spring to address winter damage

 

About 80 demonstrators walked through Hope with signs in support of saving the Station House on March 23, 2021. (Photo/Christian Ward)

Hope mayor says district still open to hearing proposals as heritage repeal process continues

Hope Station House still facing demolition, as council works on longstanding ‘situation’

About 80 demonstrators walked through Hope with signs in support of saving the Station House on March 23, 2021. (Photo/Christian Ward)
One of the schematics of the proposed Facilities Plan, including a district hall, visitor centre, museum and art gallery at 325 Wallace Street. (District of Hope image)

Back to the drawing board for new facilities plan in Hope

Council cites lack of feedback, confusion in decision to poll community in September

One of the schematics of the proposed Facilities Plan, including a district hall, visitor centre, museum and art gallery at 325 Wallace Street. (District of Hope image)
About 80 demonstrators walked through Hope with signs in support of saving the Station House on March 23, 2021. (Photo/Christian Ward)

Hope council to vote on heritage designation of old train station building

Hope Station House still facing demolition, as council set to make important decision

About 80 demonstrators walked through Hope with signs in support of saving the Station House on March 23, 2021. (Photo/Christian Ward)
Hope will get a look at the most recent Five Year Financial Plan on May 5. (www.SeniorLiving.Org)

District of Hope’s 5-year financial plan up for discussion

Public can view document online now, and join discussion online

Hope will get a look at the most recent Five Year Financial Plan on May 5. (www.SeniorLiving.Org)
North Cowichan councillor Tek Manhas did not violate the municipality’s code of conduct by posting a sexist meme on Facebook, council concludes. (File photo)

B.C. municipality to take no action against councillor who posted sexist meme

Tek Manhas’s meme doesn’t violate North Cowichan council’s code of conduct, municipality concludes

North Cowichan councillor Tek Manhas did not violate the municipality’s code of conduct by posting a sexist meme on Facebook, council concludes. (File photo)
North Cowichan councillor Tek Manhas is under review by the municipality for a Facebook post containing a sexist meme. (File photo)

B.C. councillor facing review over sexist meme posted to Facebook

‘Less bitchen’ more kitchen’: North Cowichan’s Tek Manhas apologizes for post

North Cowichan councillor Tek Manhas is under review by the municipality for a Facebook post containing a sexist meme. (File photo)
Mayor Lorraine Michetti refusing to step down amid calls for her resignation. (Submitted)

Rural B.C. mayor urged to resign after Facebook post against Indigenous people, pipelines

The mayor is refusing to quit, saying the post was taken out of context

Mayor Lorraine Michetti refusing to step down amid calls for her resignation. (Submitted)
Surrey councillors Jack Hundial and Brenda Locke. (Photos: Now-Leader files)

Surrey councillors take their fight against Surrey policing transition B.C.-wide

Jack Hundial and Brenda Locke have sent a letter to well over 1,000 elected officials in local governments across the province

Surrey councillors Jack Hundial and Brenda Locke. (Photos: Now-Leader files)
Mayor Jack Froese, along with Councillors Bob Long and Blair Whitmarsh, were the targets of a court case seeking to remove them from office. (Langley Advance Times files)

Mayor, councillors win court decision and stay in office in Langley

A judge dismissed a petition trying to remove three sitting council members

Mayor Jack Froese, along with Councillors Bob Long and Blair Whitmarsh, were the targets of a court case seeking to remove them from office. (Langley Advance Times files)
B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (Black Press Media files)

Judge hears Langley development case that could end in mayor, councillors booted out of council

The conflict of interest case was launched by local voters a year ago

B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (Black Press Media files)
Langley City council voted to appoint councillor Gayle Martin (R) to the Metro Vancouver board of directors in place of mayor Val van den Broek (L). The decision was made at a closed-door meeting of council on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. (file)

Langley City mayor says her removal from Metro board of directors is example of continued in-fighting

‘I’m not the mayor they wanted’ Val van den Broek says of the council members who voted against her

Langley City council voted to appoint councillor Gayle Martin (R) to the Metro Vancouver board of directors in place of mayor Val van den Broek (L). The decision was made at a closed-door meeting of council on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. (file)
Fort Langley Cemetery was created as a local community burial plot in 1881, and is one of the oldest cemeteries in Langley. (Langley Advance Times files)

Council mulls allowing mausoleum in old Fort Langley cemetery

Councillors had some concerns about the possibility of a new way to inter families

Fort Langley Cemetery was created as a local community burial plot in 1881, and is one of the oldest cemeteries in Langley. (Langley Advance Times files)
The entrance to the 20060 Hockin Road property in Silver Creek, owned by Emil Anderson Construction. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Council to take a second look at developer’s plans for gravel pit in Silver Creek

Emil Anderson want their Hockin Road property to be a gravel pit, eventually a subdivision

The entrance to the 20060 Hockin Road property in Silver Creek, owned by Emil Anderson Construction. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
The entrance to the 20060 Hockin Road property in Silver Creek, owned by Emil Anderson Construction. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Council briefs: Facing 28 letters of opposition, Emil Anderson to hold public meetings on gravel project

Also at Aug. 24 meeting, Anhart Community Housing gets go ahead for apartment, five plex plans

The entrance to the 20060 Hockin Road property in Silver Creek, owned by Emil Anderson Construction. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
The entrance to the 20060 Hockin Road property in Silver Creek, owned by Emil Anderson Construction. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Emil Anderson planning new subdivision in Silver Creek, starting with re-activating a gravel pit

Council to consider company’s application to extract gravel from 20060 Hockin Rd.

The entrance to the 20060 Hockin Road property in Silver Creek, owned by Emil Anderson Construction. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
A newly refurbished Pete Ryan carving stands in front of Hope’s district hall. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard

District of Hope releases 2019 annual report and ‘to do list’ for 2020

Station House, 753 Waterworks resolved, fire calls shoot up and housing study planned for 2020

A newly refurbished Pete Ryan carving stands in front of Hope’s district hall. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard
The property at 320 Forrest Crescent. District of Hope map

Fears around crime, homelessness expressed by residents in Forrest Crescent rezoning

Developer wants to construct a duplex on the site at 320 Forrest Crescent

The property at 320 Forrest Crescent. District of Hope map