The Willoughby Residents’ Association hosted an all-candidate forum Thursday evening with tightly timed segments and a volunteer holding up a yellow flag to show candidates they were at their time limit.

Community group’s all-candidate meeting challenged Langley Township hopefuls

The event was focused on the issues affecting the community’s fastest growing neighbourhood.

The hall of the Shepherd of the Valley Church was at capacity for the all-candidates meeting hosted by the Willoughby Residents Association Thursday evening.

Several people were unable to get into the event because the room was at capacity. This was the first time the residents’ group held an all-candidate meeting.

The residents association that covers the neighbourhoods of Carvolth, Gordon, Jericho, Latimer, Routley, Smith, Williams and Yorkson did set up a Facebook live for those unable to get into the building.

“Thank you WRA for hosting this event! I was turned away at the door as the place was at capacity, so I appreciate that you live streamed it on FB,” Lisa Boughen posted on the WRA Facebook page.

Candidates were given 30 seconds to introduce themselves before questions were posed to those running for office with three candidates answering each question. The meeting closed with candidates asked to sum up their views. The crowd was warned that there would be no clapping and no booing.

The meeting centred on the issues for the neighbourhood, including planning, development, density, the pace of development, public amenities, crime, and housing.

Just Posted

How the Grinch stole a Langley senior’s Christmas

Mary Kydd said her car was broken into at her apartment’s underground parking garage last week.

Langley family lights up the holidays

“Christmas at the Carlsons” is a light display with music

Last-minute gift giving can help Langley charities, too

Calendar, bears, and ornament sales all help local charities and causes abroad

Road to the World Juniors leads through Langley

Finland plays Denmark on Wednesday, United States takes on Czech Republic on Saturday

New Langley biker club has links to Hells Angels: police

The Street Reapers were formed late last year and have been seen in Fort Langley.

‘Are we going to play?’ Alberta boy with rare illness no big deal for classmates

Porter Stanley is one of 30 people in the world to be diagnosed with Beare-Stevenson syndrome, a craniofacial disorder.

Publication ban on name of girl killed in Abbotsford school lifted

Reimer’s family had supported an application by Black Press to lift ban

B.C. securities regulator probes ‘most expansive’ alleged trading scheme in its history

Liht Cannabis Corp states it’s doing internal investigation, welcomes BC Securities Commission probe

Air passenger rights: 6 things about what the Liberals are offering

For 3- to 6-hour delays, compensation is $400. Between 6 and 9 hours, $700. Over 9 hours is $1,000

RCMP, civilian vehicles rammed in North Okanagan incident

Police attempt to stop truck near Enderby, thought to be tied to alleged Salmon Arm armed robbery

Watchdog called after man says Coquitlam cop shut car door on his leg

The Independent Investigations Office is probing an incident that occurred in Coquitlam last weekend

10-lane George Massey bridge too big, B.C. study says

Consultants say replacement tunnel cost similar to new bridge

Couple caught up in B.C. Legislature bomb plot to learn their fate

John Nuttall and Amanda Korody were arrested as part of an undercover RCMP sting on Canada Day 2013

Missouri poacher ordered to repeatedly watch ‘Bambi’

Sentence comes from one of the largest deer poaching cases in state history

Most Read