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Thank You for Helping to Reduce Garbage!

Single-family homes in the Metro Vancouver region have reduced their garbage by 26 per cent during the last three years, mostly because residents are putting food scraps and leftovers into "green carts" instead of garbage cans. "It's time to thank everyone who is taking the time to separate their food and other organic materials from the garbage," said Metro Vancouver Board... Read More

New Play Surface Full of Pos-Abilities

In conjunction with the Langley Pos-Abilities Society's 'A Day of Pos-Abilities' event in Douglas Park on July 12, the City of Langley celebrated the official re-opening of the park's newly resurfaced playground, which – thanks in part to a matching grant from Tire Stewardship BC – is now more wheelchair accessible. "The new product is superior to the rubber tiles," said... Read More

Neighbourhood Profiles Complete

As part of a commitment to manage growth and enhance the quality of life, the City of Langley regularly profiles each of its six neighbourhoods. These profiles have a look at the existing and future characteristics of the neighbourhoods, including demographics and development. Neighbourhoods are the basic building blocks of the communities in which we live. The profiles are... Read More

Metro Vancouver's Best Kept Secret

According to a recent Business in Focus article, the City of Langley is Metro Vancouver's Best Kept Secret! Find out why here: http://ow.ly/z0YAR For more information on business and economic development in the City of Langley, please contact Gerald Minchuk, Director of Development Services and Economic Development, at 604-514-2815. Read More

Missed Garbage/Kitchen Waste Collection

Canada Day Week Holiday Pickup If your Garbage and Kitchen Waste/Yard Trimming pick-up was missed during the Canada Day holiday week, you can place your items at the curb for pick-up this Sunday, July 6. Please have items out by 7:30 am. Please also note that blue box and green box recycling pick-up will take place on your next scheduled recycling day. We apologize for any... Read More

Community Day Award Winners Announced

Recognizing the important contributions that residents, businesses and community organizations play in building a great city, the City of Langley Community Day and Parade committees are pleased to announce the 2014 Community Day Award winners: Commercial Business of the YearWhite Pearl Café located at #104, 20436 Fraser HighwayOwner: Alhias AhmatzaiOperator: Sadia Ahmatzai Industrial... 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

Sneak Peek:Timms Community Centre Design

City of Langley Council and staff are inviting residents to stop in for coffee at City Hall this Thursday, June 26 at 2:00 p.m. for the official unveiling of the new Timms Community Centre design. "I encourage residents to come and have a look at the many new innovative, convenient and exciting offerings that will be part of this important new community facility," said City... 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

City Wins Economic Development Award!

Innovative Brownfield Redevelopment Strategy Takes Top Honours In a ceremony held last night in Richmond, BC, the British Columbia Economic Development Association (BCEDA) awarded its prestigious BC Economic Development Community Award (population over 20,000) to the City of Langley for its innovative Brownfield Redevelopment Strategy. The BC Economic Development Awards recognize... Read More

Roberts Bank Rail Corridor Announcement

Three new overpasses improve traffic and expand capacity of Roberts Bank Rail CorridorLower Mainland overpasses completed at 54th Ave, 196th St. and 232nd St. Read the News Release Read the Backgrounder Read More

Fit Senior: Having a Ball

Full of wisdom and life experience, the seniors in our lives can provide valuable insight, perspective, and, in the case of Florence Schuppert, an exercise ball full of inspiration! “Florence keeps up with everyone and can sometimes do things the rest of us can’t,” said Schuppert’s Osteofit instructor, Carol Oleksiuk. “She’s always positive. She’s an inspiration... Read More

Lawn Sprinkling June 1 to Sept. 30

The City of Langley reminds residents and businesses that lawn sprinkling regulations will be in effect from June 1, 2014 through September 30, 2014. During the summer months, seasonal rainfall is at its lowest and water consumption, due mainly to outdoor use, almost doubles. Sprinkling restrictions during this period of time help to manage demand on the existing Metro Vancouver... Read More

Reminder: Recycling Changes Begin May 19

Starting May 19, 2014, businesses that supply packaging and printed paper (PPP) to BC residents will be responsible for collecting and recycling these materials. Multi-Material British Columbia (MMBC), a non-profit organization funded by these businesses, will use its members’ fees to finance residential recycling programs in many areas across BC, either directly or by working... Read More

Water Park Fun!

Starting at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 16, the City Park and Nicholas Park water parks will be open to visitors looking to make a big splash May Long Weekend through Labour Day. Douglas Water Park is currently being refit with a new concrete splash pad, refurbished spray equipment and some added features, including a vibrant colourful perimeter path. It will open the first week... Read More

Langley Prairie Park Coming Soon!

Once an empty field, the historical Langley Prairie School site is currently being transformed into a beautiful new park complete with new trees, a walking path, benches and lighting. Called Langley Prairie Park, this little oasis is tucked away at the ends of 57A Avenue and 201 Street (north of 56 Avenue) and will be open to visitors in early summer. The City of Langley appreciates... 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

My Health My Community Survey

Help Shape a Healthy Future for our Community with the My Health My Community Survey A healthy community is one that does more than simply tend to residents’ medical needs. Ensuring wellness and an optimum quality of life requires a proactive, preventative approach that takes many factors into account. As part of the Langley Healthier Community Partnership, the City of... Read More

City Launches New Wayfinding Signage

From its unique shopping district and one-of-a-kind eateries to a plethora of entertainment and leisure activities, discovering all the City of Langley has to offer just got a little easier thanks to the new "Exploring Downtown" wayfinding signage recently installed throughout the downtown area. Placed at key decision points for pedestrian movement within Downtown Langley,... Read More

Reminder: Pesticide Bylaw in Effect

With spring gardening and the first mow of the season fast approaching, City of Langley reminds residents that the use of cosmetic pesticides on residential property and city-owned land, including parks and playing fields, is not permitted under City of Langley Pesticide Bylaw 2879. "Increasing evidence links pesticide exposure to serious health and environmental problems,"... Read More

Extra! Extra! Read all about it!

Check out the latest City of Langley news:City Express Newsletter February 2014 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

Mayors' Council Transportation Strategy

Detailed 30-Year Transporation Strategy for Metro Vancouver The Mayors' Council on Regional Transportation has approved a 3-year Vision and identified the first 10 years of transportation investment priorities for Metro Vancouver. The strategy aims to reduce congestion, increase livability and provide Metro Vancouver residents with greater transportation choices. Specifically,... 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

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

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