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Share the Roads Safely

As the days get shorter and our weather changes in fall and winter, crashes involving pedestrians increase significantly across B.C. Not too surprisingly the most densely populated areas of the province have the highest numbers of pedestrian crashes in B.C. year-round and intersections are the top location for these crashes. What may be surprising is the fact that driver distraction,... Read More

Call to Artists

Call to Artists: City Park Street Banners The City of Langley invites artists to submit proposals to design the artwork for the City Park Street Banner Program as outlined in the attached Call to Artists. Deadline for submissions: Monday, December 15, 2014 – 3:30pm PST The City of Langley wishes to commission artwork to be used as the template for a new banner program... 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

Pedestrian Safety: Look, Listen, Be Seen

Fall weather is here and with that comes poorer visibility on our roads. What better time to lighten up—especially when you're a pedestrian! Every year in B.C. crashes involving pedestrians increase in fall and winter. According to ICBC and police, weather conditions are one of the top contributing factors in these crashes as it's much harder for drivers to see pedestrians... Read More

Affordable Fresh Produce Program

Thanks to our community partners, all City of Langley residents can enjoy a cornucopia of fresh, local affordable fruits and vegetables through the City of Langley's bi-monthly Harvest Value Box and monthly Healthy Living Bag programs. For more information, call 604-514-2865 or 604-514-2940.Program Brochure Read More

It's Walktober!

A Message from Acting Mayor SchafferAlthough you wouldn't guess it from the recent toasty temperatures, we are well into October and soon will be enjoying the excitement of Thanksgiving and Halloween! In addition to these spooktacular events, October also marks International Walk to School Month. This year, however, TravelSmart took it a step further and launched Walktober... Read More

Not Your Average Mellow Yellows

It's clear the 'Mellow Yellow' seniors' table tennis club lives up to its name in many ways. Warm, cheerful and good humoured ― absolutely. Mature? Well, yes, that is true too. However, when it comes to competition and having fun, there's nothing "mellow" about this lively bunch. In fact, at the recent Langley 2014 BC Seniors Games, the 24-member team snagged an unbelievable... Read More

Boulevard Tips for Busy Families

By Aaron Billard, City of Langley Head Gardener and Certified Arborist As most people know, residents are responsible for maintaining the portion of the boulevard that fronts their property. In addition to keeping the area free of litter, this may include regular mowing if grassed and — where trees and plants are present — watering, pruning, and environmentally friendly... Read More

Langley City Fire Rescue Service Video

Langley City Fire Rescue Service presents it's annual fire prevention video as part of Fire Prevention Week. See the video on YouTube Read More

Langleys Announce New Officer in Charge

The City of Langley and Township of Langley are pleased to announce the appointment of Inspector Murray Power to the position of Officer in Charge of the Langley RCMP Detachment. "I am extremely excited to undertake the new challenges in my new role as the Officer in Charge," said Inspector Murray Power. "I am very proud of the membership here in Langley and what they accomplish... Read More

City Wins Business Award!

The Province of British Columbia honoured the City of Langley with a B.C. Small Business Roundtable 'Open for Business' Award yesterday at the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) annual convention in Whistler, B.C. The Open for Business Awards recognize local policies, projects and programs that support small business. This is the second year in a row the City... Read More

Water Main Flushing

City crews will be conducting water main flushing between September 15 and November 15 in the areas noted on the enclosed map. If flushing occurs in your area, you may experience discoloured water. Simply run your taps until the water becomes clear. Please note that the water is potable (safe) to use during flushing. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 604-514-2910. 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

Master Transportation Plan Update

The City of Langley is updating its Master Transportation Plan and hosted Public Open Houses on January 23 and October 30, 2013. The Master Transportation Plan is a multi-modal transportation strategy that will guide the development of the City’s roadway network, transit infrastructure, bicycle facilities and pedestrian systems over the next 25 years. The Master Transportation... 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

Langley 2014 BC Seniors Games Directors

Exceptional athletes who know that age is just a number will be coming to Langley for the 2014 BC Seniors Games and a team of volunteers has been chosen to ensure the event is a great success.The Township of Langley and the City of Langley have appointed members to the Board of Directors for the 2014 BC Seniors Games Society. They are: President Milt Kruger Vice... 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

City Wins National Award

The City of Langley received a prestigious national award for its brownfield redevelopment strategy at the Canadian Urban Institute’s 13th annual Brownie Awards ceremony in Toronto, Ontario on October 23, 2013. Held in conjunction with the CUI's Canadian Brownfields STILL Making Great Places Conference, the awards celebrate excellence in brownfield redevelopment by transforming... 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

Get Connected with your Local Government

In order to be effective, municipal governments require involvement from the community. Citizen engagement and feedback systems strengthen the quality of policy making, programs and service delivery. Here are just a few ways you can get involved and stay connected with the City of Langley: Engage Online• Follow the City's official Twitter, Facebook and YouTube accounts•... Read More

ELECTION DAY COMING SOON!

The 2014 local government general Election Day is right around the corner and the City of Langley is encouraging all residents to cast a ballot and help shape our community! The following is a list of important election dates and information. Advance Voter Registration Deadline: September 23Qualified voters who haven't registered can also register on advance voting days or... Read More

City Wins Open for Business Award

Recognized as one of the most business-friendly communities in B.C., the City of Langley received the BC Small Business Roundtable's prestigious Open for Business Award during a special ceremony at the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) 110th Annual Convention on Thursday, September 20, 2013. The Open for Business Awards recognize innovative local policies,... 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

Timms Community Centre Unveiled

Open house visitors to City Hall were treated to a sneak peek of the exciting new Timms Community Centre yesterday. In addition to an opportunity to view the concept renderings and learn about the building's many unique design features, visitors chatted with the design and construction teams, following a short presentation by Acting Mayor Ted Schaffer; Kim Hilton, director... 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

Recycling Brochure Calendar Misprint

Notice to Single Family Residences Misprint in collection calendar on MMBC recycling brochure distributed to single family residences in May 2014. Errors in June, July and November. Click to download corrected single family recycling brochure. For futher information, questions or concerns, please contact the City of Langley Engineering Department at 604-514-2997. 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