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City Library Closed March 23 to 27

City of Langley Library will be closed Monday, March 23 to Friday, March 27 to set up the newly renovated library space at Langley City Hall. We invite you to visit other Langley area libraries during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience. For more information, please call 604-514-2800. Read More

March Mayor's Message

This past weekend we set our clocks to spring forward in anticipation of welcoming in a new season on March 15. Spring is when nature rolls up its sleeves and undertakes a variety of new 'tasks.' With the City's annual budget approved each March, Council and City staff members get busy this time of year in much the same way. Over the coming months, we will be forging ahead... Read More

Speak Up’s 15 Seconds 4 Change Campaign

Win an iPad Air, iPad Mini or iPod Nano!Fraser Health's Speak Up program has kicked off an eight-week social media campaign to challenge traditional perceptions that mental health equates to mental illness. This is Mental Health is the inaugural theme of Speak Up's 15 Seconds 4 Change Campaign for youth, and aims to portray mental health as a vital part of everyone's daily... Read More

Test Your City IQ!

Do you know what the elk and horse represent in the City of Langley Coat of Arms, or who became the City's first mayor? You can find the answers to these questions, plus a whole lot more, in the newly released fifth edition of Getting to Know the City of Langley. Created in cooperation with School District No. 35 and the Langley RCMP, this electronic educational resource was... Read More

Boulevard TLC

Highway and Traffic Regulation Bylaw No. 2871With the warm weather helping things grow at a rapid pace, the City reminds residents and business owners that boulevard care is especially important during the spring and summer months. Residents and business owners are responsible for the appearance of the boulevard bordering their property. This includes keeping the area free... Read More

March is Distracted Driving Month

7 Tips to 'Disconnect' and Stay Safe This month ICBC is reminding us that distracted driving is the second leading cause of car crash fatalities in B.C. and one of the most common distractions behind the wheel is a mobile electronic device. Although we can feel pressured to be connected all the time, using a phone while driving makes us a danger to ourselves and others. When... Read More

Watermain Flushing Set to Start Soon!

The City of Langley will be conducting watermain flushing in the areas noted on the map to the left between March 9 and May 29. Watermain flushing is an important maintenance procedure that involves forcing water through the mains at high speed to remove sediment and scale, which can build up over time. The procedure improves water quality and increases the reliability of... Read More

Route 66 Coming Soon!

Connecting communities within the Fraser Valley and between the Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver are top priorities in the long range Transit Future Plans. The two highest priorities for regional travel are between Abbotsford and Chilliwack; and Abbotsford and Metro Vancouver, particularly Langley and Surrey. BC Transit is now working with the Fraser Valley Regional District,... Read More

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Would you love to grow your own fruits and vegetables but don't have the space for a garden? If so, you may be pleased to know that a new community garden is set to open this spring at Linwood Park. If you are interested in renting a garden plot or would like more information, please email your name, address and contact number to jclough@langleycity.ca. With a little 'thyme'... Read More

Transportation & Transit Plebiscite

The upcoming 2015 Metro Vancouver Transportation and Transit Plebiscite is a vote-by-mail electoral event administered by Elections BC. Elections BC will mail a voting package to each registered voter in Metro Vancouver between March 16 and March 27. Registered voters living in the City of Langley can vote by mail from March 16 to May 29, 2015. Registered voters that do not... Read More

March 7 is Lions Day!

The City of Langley and Langley Lions Club hoisted the Lions International flag this morning at City Hall in recognition of Lions Day with the United Nations taking place this Saturday, March 7. This year's theme, "Children in Need," aims to address important humanitarian needs such as eradicating poverty and hunger, providing access to education, combating diseases and ensuring... Read More

Sustainable Community Award Video

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) honoured the 2015 Sustainable Communities Awards winners – including the City of Langley – last night at a special ceremony during the Sustainable Communities Conference (SCC) in London, ON. While the nine winners and one honourable mention were announced last November, the ceremony provided an opportunity to present the... Read More

New! Clean Wood Disposal Ban

Metro Vancouver and member municipalities are introducing the new Clean Wood Disposal Ban in 2015. Like other bans, it will be applied at Metro Vancouver and City of Vancouver transfer stations and disposal facilities (Regional Facilities). Start date and phasing inOn January 1, 2015, Metro Vancouver will launch a six-month education program on the new Clean Wood Disposal... 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

New Garbage & Green Can Info Tool

If you've ever lost track of garbage day or raced outside after hearing the garbage truck, you're in luck: City of Langley residents can now access their pick up schedule online and sign up for a free customized reminder service. The City is pleased to unveil a new tool that makes it easier for residents to access information about garbage and Green Can collection details,... 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

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

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