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Mik Stolz's 'Acceptance' will open the Chilliwack Independent Film Festival
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Food for the Hungry
Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022 | Today’s weather: Β 4 C ❄️

Good Morning Reader!

Ah, it's that time of year again: the few days of November where I make my hatred of daylight savings time my entire personality.

Some context: I'm from a chunk of northeastern BC where daylight savings time ended (for good) in the 1970s. I didn't change a clock backwards or forwards until I moved away for university. Though the province has been trying to end this temporal tradition for several years (supported by 93% of British Columbians) the deal currently in the works needs Washington, California, and Oregon to sign on.

Who knows? Maybe this will be the last year where we "fall backwards" and "spring forwards."

β€”Grace Giesbrecht, reporter
Filming Mik Stolz's short film, Acceptance, took three years. 📸 Alanna Higuchi

NEWS
Art and Acceptance on Chilliwack's indie film scene

Whether a film is art or entertainment depends largely on intent, according to 19-year-old Chilliwack filmmaker Mik Stolz. Art, she says, also asks the audience to react to it.

The artistic side of film is what many, if not all, of the works appearing at the Chilliwack Independent Film Festival later this month showcase.

Stolz will open the festival with her debut film, Acceptance, on Nov. 18.

Her short film, which captures shattering loss through a teenager’s eyes, was three years in the making. At the Chilliwack Film Festival’s last in-person event in 2019, Stolz won the Youth Script with the script for Acceptance. The award came with a $50,000 camera package that gave the young filmmaker an opportunity to produce the piece at a professional level.


Need to know

🚒 Police suspect arson was the cause of a house fire in Abbotsford on Saturday [CTV]

👵🏾 More family and resident advisory councils will be established at long-term care facilities in Langley [Langley Advance Times]

🎙️ BC’s disability benefit is too low, say UFV social work students [Chilliwack Progress]

🦌 Sticking with Daylight Savings Time year-round would reduce vehicle-wildlife collisions, research suggests [CBC]

🌚 A full lunar eclipse will be visible from the Fraser Valley early tomorrow morning (Chris Hadfield/Twitter)

👴🏻 A new seniors residence in Aldergrove is scheduled for completion in 2023 [Langley Advance Times]

📈 Toxic drug deaths in Mission, and BC as a whole, continue to rise [Mission Record]

🌿 A Fraser Valley hops farmer is under investigation for fraud by the BC Securities Commission

🛣️ A travel advisory continues for the Coquihalla Highway

🚸 A Mission mom warns drivers to look out for children after her son was struck in a crosswalk
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Composting is the natural process of recycling organic matter, like fallen leaves and food scraps Β 📸 Jerome Romme/Shutterstock

THE AGENDA


SURVEY COLLECTING INFO ON MULTI-FAMILY COMPOST LAGGARDS
Everyone who lives between Abbotsford and Hope must sort recyclables and food waste from their trash, but not all are given the tools (and bins) they need to do so.

Most Fraser Valley cities don’t collect or manage trash from apartments and townhome complexes. Instead, that waste management is left to private companies, and not all facilitate the sorting that is required under the Fraser Valley Regional District’s waste bylaw.

That bylaw requires compost, recycling, and trash to all be separated and sent to appropriate locations. But some complexes and waste companies don’t yet provide for separate compost collecting.

With the FVRD trying to bring more apartments and townhomes up to speed, it has launched a survey to collect information from residents about how their buildings and complexes are doing. A spokesperson said the results would be used to make figure out how many townhouse and apartment dwellers have the option to compost, and what barriers exist if they do not. No fines are being handed out yet; the FVRD says it is in the "education" phase.

Chilliwack Independent Film Festival
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CHILLIWACK INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
Watch films like never before!

Watch feature films, documentaries, short films, creator panels, and more, as the Chilliwack Independent Film Festival returns in-person Nov. 18-20 at the Cottonwood Cinema.

Explore the full line up and get your tickets today at CIFF.ca.
Around town

THIS WEEK

📖 Translator Helen Mobach will discuss the English version of
Against All Odds, a novel based on the lived experience of Dutch victims of a WWII Japanese prison camp, at the Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford on Nov. 9 at 10:30. Pre-register for the free event online.

🐶 The Chilliwack Cultural Centre is holding a weekly Pet Portraits class beginning Thursday, Nov. 10. Register online to learn the basics of acrylic painting and tricks to capture the likeness of a furry friend.

COMING UP

🌲 The Christmas in the Country market in Agassiz will feature prize draws and local artists and takes place Nov. 12 and 13.

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