Editorial — Summer is here

It’s been a long time coming, but a spell of hot summer weather is with us, and will likely be for at least the next few days.

Farmers are taking advantage of the weather to cut and cure hay, and sunbathers are taking full advantage of the rays. Hopefully, most of them are using sunscreen, as the UV level from the sun is quite high.

While the weather this spring and summer has been pretty good for the most part, it has not been hot, except for a few isolated days. That is now changing.

It started to get hot on Monday and weather forecasts call for it to last into next week. It will likely be 30 degrees or better each day in Langley.

Weather like this always seems to take its time in getting here, but when it arrives, few people are unhappy. As we live in a damp and generally cool climate, this type of weather is a far cry from the norm. And the fact that it still cools down in the evenings make it much easier to take as well.

It’s a good time to plan on taking part in favourite summer activities over the next week. There are no shortage of them — cycling, walking, running, farm tourism, boating, sunbathing, swimming and many, many others.

While doing so, think about doing something new and different — and something that is right in your own backyard in Langley. There are so many interesting things to do here, yet many Langley residents don’t know about them. Consult The Times’ Discover Guide or look online. When you do, you will discover something very interesting and unique about this community, and chances are, it will be something you enjoy doing.

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