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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

February Fire Safety Tips

On February 2, Canadians were met with mixed predictions from the country's most famous forecasting groundhogs. While Ontario's Wiarton Willie says we can look forward to an early spring, Nova Scotia's Shubenacadie Sam says not so much. If you're a glass-half-full winter warrior, you may already be packing away the firewood and space heaters, but for those of us still coveting... Read More

Email Us Your Parks Feedback!

If you missed last night's Penzer and Buckley Parks Upgrade Open House, it's not too late to review the concepts and help us fine tune the designs before formalizing the master plan. Simply click on the links to the concept boards below and email your answers to the following questions to jclough@langleycity.ca. The feedback period will be open from February 5 to February 26.... Read More

200 St. Construction Begins Jan. 19

200 Street Utility Improvements and Carvolth Trunk Sewer UpgradeJoint construction between City of Langley and Metro Vancouver is scheduled to begin Jan. 19 along 200 Street between 53 Avenue and Fraser Highway, with final paving anticipated to be complete by no later than Fall 2015. The City's utility work involves construction of storm, sanitary and water mains from Fraser... Read More

Recycling Pick-Up Now Managed by MMBC

Collection of curbside and multi-family recycling in the City of Langley is now managed directly by Multi-Material BC (MMBC) on behalf of businesses that supply packaging and printed paper to residents. MMBC, through its collector Emterra Environmental, will collect those materials for recycling from single-family and multi-family households in the City of Langley. MORE MMBC... Read More

Linwood New Site for Gardens & Dog Park

Langley City Council has approved the addition of a new dog off-leash park and community garden at Linwood Park. Starting early in the New Year, construction is scheduled to be completed in May – just in time for late spring planting and warm weather walks with good ol' Rover! The community garden will be double the size of the existing garden site at Nicomekl Elementary,... Read More

Organics Recycling Rules in Effect

NEW RULES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1 TO ENCOURAGE ORGANICS RECYCLING New rules are now in place throughout Metro Vancouver – including 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, the first six months... Read More

Snow and Ice Clearing Info and Tips

As residents and business owners prepare for the cold weather ahead, the City of Langley is offering the following information and tips to help keep city roads and sidewalks safe this winter. Snow and Ice controlThe City of Langley’s primary transportation routes take first priority for snow clearing and ice control. When all main routes are complete, crews begin to clear... 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

New Collection Zone – In the Pink!

To accommodate an expanding population and constrain waste collection costs, on Jan. 1, 2015, the City added a new pink collection zone for garbage and Green Can collection. The addition of the fifth zone has resulted in changes to the regular pick-up schedule and some residents' collection day has been pushed forward by one week. To minimize any inconvenience, all residents... 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

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

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

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