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Taylor Scott believes in being true to herself, and describes herself as a vibrant soul with a lot of passion and energy. (Special to the langley Advance)

Pageant gives Langley woman a platform to speak out

Competition gives 25-year-old a jumping off point for her future as philanthropist and entrepreneur.

Taylor Scott believes in being true to herself, and describes herself as a vibrant soul with a lot of passion and energy. (Special to the langley Advance)
VIDEO: B.C.’s ‘unicycle cowboy’ aspires to be rancher one day

VIDEO: B.C.’s ‘unicycle cowboy’ aspires to be rancher one day

Burklan Johnson has only ridden a horse once, but this unicyclist has big plans to become a cowboy.

VIDEO: B.C.’s ‘unicycle cowboy’ aspires to be rancher one day
Clayton Height’s JoJo Mason and Langley’s Karen Lee Batten are among the country artists performing June 21 during a flood relief fundraiser at Gabby’s. (Special to Black Press)

Country music community plans dual flood relief fundraisers

Langley’s Gabby’s Country Cabaret will be one of two sites for a charity concert on Thursday, June 21.

Clayton Height’s JoJo Mason and Langley’s Karen Lee Batten are among the country artists performing June 21 during a flood relief fundraiser at Gabby’s. (Special to Black Press)
Langley pageant contender a self-proclaimed contradiction in terms

Langley pageant contender a self-proclaimed contradiction in terms

Alice Kim, 19, is one of 27 young women vying for the Miss BC 2018 crown.

Langley pageant contender a self-proclaimed contradiction in terms
Tiffany Foster, a 33-year-old show jumping rider who hails from Langley, was back home for the Nations Cup Sunday. She was one of only two riders to manage both rounds without a fault. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance)

PHOTOS: Cheering fellow Canadian teammates from the sidelines

Two Langley-based riders suited up for Canada at the Nations Cup show jumping competition Sunday.

Tiffany Foster, a 33-year-old show jumping rider who hails from Langley, was back home for the Nations Cup Sunday. She was one of only two riders to manage both rounds without a fault. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance)
Several Langley athletes medaled earlier this month in the Fraser Valley championships in Abbotsford, some earning a spot at this weekend’s provincials. (Black Press files)

BC High school track championships keep coming back to Langley

There will be 2,400 athletes, 400 coaches, and countless supporters in Langley this weekend.

Several Langley athletes medaled earlier this month in the Fraser Valley championships in Abbotsford, some earning a spot at this weekend’s provincials. (Black Press files)
ON STAGE: Time to clean up, company is coming

ON STAGE: Time to clean up, company is coming

A Langley theatre group is once again hosting the regional community theatre competitions this week.

ON STAGE: Time to clean up, company is coming
Last year’s inaugural Fort Langley Beer & Food Festival was a sell out. Organizers expect the same this year, even with more people allowed in. (Jelly Marketing photo/Special to the Black Press)

Serving up beer, food, and axes in Fort Langley orchard

Close to 3,000 expected to pay homage to craft beer, food, and music Saturday.

Last year’s inaugural Fort Langley Beer & Food Festival was a sell out. Organizers expect the same this year, even with more people allowed in. (Jelly Marketing photo/Special to the Black Press)
LISTEN: Glimpsing the Valley’s past through a Langley man’s podcast

LISTEN: Glimpsing the Valley’s past through a Langley man’s podcast

The third installment will air Wednesday morning on an Abbotsford radio station.

LISTEN: Glimpsing the Valley’s past through a Langley man’s podcast
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)

Shelter reunites Alberta cat with its B.C. 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