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2015 Solid Waste & Recycling Collection

In January 2015, solid waste (garbage and Green Can) collection is changing from a four-day-a-week collection schedule to a five-day-a-week collection schedule. The addition of the fifth zone means some residents will have a change in their collection days. In the first weeks of the program, people with a new color zone may have to wait longer than the typical two weeks for... Read More

New Food Waste Rules Take Effect Jan. 1

NEW RULES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1 TO ENCOURAGE ORGANICS RECYCLING Starting January 1, new rules will be in place throughout Metro Vancouver – including in the City of Langley – to encourage more residents to separate food waste from regular garbage. Initial enforcement will focus on large generators of food waste like supermarkets, and major restaurants and hotels. However,... Read More

Win Big with TravelSmart Carpool Contest

TravelSmart wants to help you carpool wherever you need to go. Offering great tips, resources and information to help you save money by sharing your ride, now they're helping you carpool even further with the TravelSmart Carpool Contest. Participate in the TravelSmart Carpool Contest and you'll be entered in a draw to win some great prizes like free gas cards and TravelSmart... Read More

Holiday Schedule

On behalf of Mayor Schaffer, Langley City Councillors and staff, we wish you a joyous holiday season and a happy New Year! City Hall & Fire Hall Admin. Langley City Library Douglas Recreation Center Timms Community Center City Operations Center 22-23 - Dec 8:30am to 4:30pm 9am to 9pm 8:30am to 7pm 8:30am to 9:00pm 8:00am... Read More

Brydon Lagoon Task Force

City Seeks Two Volunteers for Brydon Lagoon Task Force The City of Langley is accepting applications for two volunteer positions on the Brydon Lagoon Task Force. We are looking for people of all ages and backgrounds, so please consider applying today! Brydon Lagoon is a nature reserve located in the west side of the City, at 198 Street and 53 Avenue in the area of the... Read More

Are You a Green Angel?

What do bungee jumping, singing lessons and babysitting have in common? They are all great gift ideas that create memories, not garbage. This November and December, Metro Vancouver and the City of Langley are encouraging residents to have a festive holiday season and be sustainable, or "green," while doing so. What are your favourite Christmas memories? They probably involve... Read More

Operation Red Nose Takes Flight

This Season, Hand the Reins Over to Operation Red Nose This holiday season, we're asking everyone to share the responsibility of being the designated driver. Is it your turn to get your friends and family home safely? From November 28 to December 31, if you've been drinking or are too tired to drive home, call 1-877-604-NOSE and a team of three Operation Red Nose volunteers... Read More

Buckley Park and Penzer Park Planning

The City of Langley would like citizen feedback on planning for two community parks: Buckley Park and Penzer Park. Both parks, which were identified as needing moderate level upgrades in the City of Langley’s 2013 Parks, Recreation and Culture Implementation Plan, are located in the south-east area of the City, within the BC Hydro right-of-way. Planning for Buckley Park... Read More

2015 Sustainable Communities Awards

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) today named the City of Langley as one of the winners of its 2015 Sustainable Communities Awards, recognizing innovation and excellence in municipal sustainable development in six categories: brownfields, energy, neighbourhood development, transportation, waste and water. This year’s winning initiatives all share a focus on... Read More

2015 Business License Renewal Notice

Attention City of Langley Businesses!In accordance with City of Langley Business License Regulation Bylaw, 2013, No. 2916, all 2014 Business Licenses expire at midnight on December 31, 2014. The City of Langley will be mailing renewal notices to all City businesses in the next week. Please ensure that you renew your business license by paying the fee in your renewal invoice... Read More

City Adopts Master Transportation Plan

The City of Langley has adopted an updated Master Transportation Plan (MTP) to help address growth and shape long-term investment in the City's transportation infrastructure and programs over the next 20 years. "Transportation is a foundational element in achieving community goals related to health, environment, economy and social sustainability," said City of Langley Acting... Read More

Recycling Notice - Bin Replacement

Per new provincial recycling regulations, as of May 19, 2014, curbside blue-bin recycling switched to industry-funded collection through MMBC. Effective immediately, please contact Emterra Environmental (MMBC's collection contractor) at 604-599-8651 with questions about curbside recycling services, or purchasing additional or replacement blue bins. Note: bins are no longer... Read More

ICBC Helps Make Langley's Roads Safer

Roundabouts, new crosswalks and designated turning lanes are the types of road improvement projects ICBC invested in B.C. last year to help make roads safer for everyone, including pedestrians and cyclists. In 2013, ICBC invested approximately $632,000 in 24 road improvement projects to help make Langley's roads safer for everyone, including drivers and pedestrians. "This... Read More

Community Survey 2013 Report

Our goal at the City of Langley is to meet and exceed expectations of our community. One of the ways we achieve this goal is through communication. As such, the City of Langley regularly conducts community surveys that provide comprehensive assessments of citizens’ priorities, satisfaction with municipal services, and attitudes towards topical issues facing our community.... Read More

Business: Investing in our Future

Acting Mayor Ted Schaffer discussed the important role business owners, developers and investors play in the building of a great city at last night’s annual municipal address hosted by the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce. His presentation, Investing in Business, Investing in our Future, touched on the many ways a strong local economy benefits the community, as well as... Read More

McBurney Art Wall Celebrates Community

The City of Langley and the family of the late Craig Davies unveiled a new piece of public art today at McBurney Plaza. Designed to celebrate community spirit, the 1.52-metre-high "art wall" features inspiring words, including "give back," "volunteer," and "make a difference," water jet cut into a curved sheet of aluminum. "Mr. Davies was a strong leader and a consummate... Read More

Recycling, Green Can & Garbage Schedule

The 2014 Collection Schedule will be hand delivered to all Single Family Residents in the City of Langley. The garbage, recycling and greencans are collected in eight zones, each with a different collection day of the week and for garbage, alternating weeks. For the day and week of your collection, please download our 2014 Residential Waste Collection Guide. For additional... Read More

48th Avenue Upgrade Project

Public Presentation Boards (PDF) The section of 48 Avenue between 205 Street and 208 Street is currently two lanes with paved shoulders, open ditch drainage and no sidewalks. The intent of this project is to improve access to HD Stafford Middle school and the properties along 48 Avenue and the functionality as a thoroughfare by adding bike lanes, a parking lane, curb and gutter... Read More

Turning Vision Into Reality

Download our Turning Vision Into Reality feature in Business Examiner - Fraser Valley Download our Turning Vision Into Action feature in Vancouver Business Magazine Read More

go! Vancouver Visits Langley City!

go! Vancouver — a local magazine program on Shaw TV Vancouver channel 4 — visited the City of Langley last week to chat with Mayor Schaffer and to share a slice of what just may be the best cheesecake in the Lower Mainland. Hosted by Johanna Ward, the lifestyle magazine program profiles people, places and events across Metro Vancouver. Click here to watch the interview! Read More

Greencan Program for Organic Waste

The City’s “greencan” program is off to a great start. The Contractor has observed a significant increase in organic and recycling materials in the first few weeks of the program. The City will report out on the actual diversion rate once we have more data available.     The City would like to clarify to our residents that the minimum container size for the organic... Read More

Intermunicipal Business License

On December 3, 2012, City of Langley Council adopted an Intermunicipal Business License Bylaw enabling construction related trades to purchase one Intermunicipal Business License and operate in 9 Fraser Valley participating municipalities. As of January 1, 2013, an Intermunicipal Business License will be available in the Fraser Valley – for an additional fee of $250, eligible... Read More

Amalgamating The Langleys

July 18, 2011 – City Council, at its regular meeting of July 18, 2011, passed a resolution that the City of Langley is not prepared to support or to fund an independent study on the feasibility of reunifying the City of Langley and the Township of Langley as one municipality. Read the full press release here. Read the CAO's Report to Council on this matter. Read More

Brownfield Redevelopment Strategy

City of Langley unveiled its Brownfield Redevelopment Strategy in partnership with Colliers International at its Regular Council Meeting on December 17, 2012.   “This report –the first of its kind at the local government level in BC-builds on the Downtown Master Plan as well as the Economic Development Strategy to explore the economic realities of brownfield redevelopment... Read More

Energy & GHG Emissions Progress Report

The City has updated its corporate energy and greenhouse gas emissions inventories to measure progress from 2008-2010. The report confirms reductions in energy consumption and greenhouse emissions from the City's corporate operations over the study period while emphasizing the need to continue pursuing reduction initiatives in line with the Corporate Energy & GHG Emissions... Read More

New Economic Development Strategy

The City of Langley is pleased to announce the successful completion of its Economic Development Strategy following a presentation by staff and Lions Gate Consulting at the Regular Council Meeting on March 5th, 2012. Mayor Peter Fassbender stated that “the intent of the Strategy is to identify a clear set of goals, objectives and specific actions to further enhance the City... Read More

Langley to Host 2014 B.C. Seniors Games

BC LIBERAL GOVERNMENT CAUCUS NEWS RELEASE November 29, 2011 LANGLEY TO HOST 2014 B.C. SENIORS GAMES  The City and Township of Langley have successfully won a bid to host the B.C Senior s Games. In 2014, from September 9 to 13, Langley will welcome more than 3000 seniors from across the province who will compete in 26 sporting events.       Why This Matters: The... Read More

Medicinal Marihuana Dispensary

The City of Langley has prepared an Information Sheet regarding Medical Marihuana Dispensary. The document includes background research and the City's position. Click here to download the Information Sheet. Read More

2015 Recycling Update

Multi-Material BC (MMBC) assumed the management of recycling services in the City of Langley on May 19, 2014 on behalf of the producers of packaging and printed paper, which are now responsible under provincial regulation for the cost of collecting, sorting and recycling these materials. To help facilitate a smooth transition, the City of Langley opted to continue providing... Read More

Langley Christmas Bureau Opens!

The Langley Christmas Bureau is now open and accepting client registrations, food hamper sponsors, financial donations and new toys and gifts for Langley families in need over the holiday season. Last year the bureau, which relies on the generosity of community members, responded to 816 families with more than 1,600 children. For registration information or to learn more about... Read More

City Nets NAIOP Award

On October 17, the City of Langley received a Municipal Excellence Award from the NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association (Vancouver Chapter) for excelling in creating an environment that cultivates business creation Voted a winner in the “Most Improved” category, the City of Langley was honoured as a result of its recent rankings in NAIOP Vancouver’s 14th... Read More

2015 Disposal Ban on Organics

Thanks to residents' continued efforts to care for the environment, the City of Langley has reduced landfill waste from 1,870 tonnes in 2012 to 1,192 tonnes in 2013 – a 36% reduction! Part of this success is attributed to the City of Langley Green Can program, which provides weekly collection of green waste year round from single family homes. In addition to leaves, grass... Read More

Parks, Rec. & Culture Master Plan Update

The City of Langley began the process of developing an updated Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan in the fall of 2012.  Working with a team of consultants led by Catherine Berris Associates, Inc.; a series of consultations including a household survey, public open houses and workshops were held to analyze and make recommendations on all aspects of parks, recreation... Read More

Port Metro Vancouver & Roberts Bank

Port Metro Vancouver's Container Capacity Improvement Program proposes a new terminal at Roberts Bank. Read the information sent to Langley City Council. For further information, please visit their website. Read More

Maxguide - Metro Art Xperience

MAXguide is Metro Vancouver’s new online arts and culture guide that provides free listings of arts and culture events for arts organizations, individuals and selected arts and culture businesses. It provides easy access to links to tickets, reviews and more. Read More

Zero Waste Challenge

The Zero Waste Challenge is about reducing our waste. All of us make decisions everyday that impact how much garbage we send to the landfill. Metro Vancouver is sponsoring a series of Future of the Region Sustainability Dialogues on waste management issues and will also be hosting Sustainability Community Breakfasts on a number of sustainability-related topics. Read More