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Port Metro Vancouver cites uplands valuation as reason for the increases ADRIAN MaCnair EDITOR


adner leaseholders of water lots on the Fraser River are upset over a sudden lease rate hike of nearly 80 per cent, administered by Port Metro Vancouver. The riverbed along Ladner Harbour is owned by the province, which means float homes come under their leasing authority. That lease expired Dec. 14, 2011. Port Metro Vancouver is working on a new deal with the province to extend the lease, but for now they've only offered an extension to Dec. 31, 2014. "We're really tenants ourselves, taking instructions from our landlord, the province," said Tom Corsie, vice-president of real estate with Port Metro Vancouver. The local port authority has traditionally leased the foreshore zones from the province, making float homes and marinas subtenants of the province. This year Port Metro Vancouver has sent out letters to tenants offering to extend the term three years retroactive to Dec. 31, 2011, hoping that a longterm deal can be struck with the province during the interim. That uncertainty is a sticking point among many riverside residents, said Mike Owen, owner of Mike's Marina.

"If you're trying to buy a floating home, or you're trying to buy a waterfront property that requires the water lot, that creates some uncertainty for your bank," he said. But the biggest issue is the rent increases, which he said has averaged around 79 per cent. It's not just float homes that are affected by the rate increase, but log storage, recreational boat moorage, and commercial fishing boats as well. Most leaseholders have simply renewed the three-year lease, but where Port Metro Vancouver is having difficulty is among the float home owners. Water lot rent is influenced by a number of factors, including the rent yield, property value, as well as the last time the rent was reviewed. "For some of these tenants they haven't had a rent review for five years," said Corsie, adding it's understandable people are upset the increase is coming all at once. Corsie said rental guidelines for float homes are based on the typical going market rates for water lot zones. The valuation process for those zones are based on upland zone values— basically, the price of the water is tied to the price of the land. "The reason for that is property values are going up," said Corsie. He said it makes sense to

tie the foreshore zone to the upland properties because in most cases the tenant rents from the owner of the uplands. "So, you have to ask them, if they rent their property, do they want a market rate for the property, or would they be prepared to accept a submarket rent?" But Owen said it doesn't make any sense to tie the water lot valuation to the uplands. "If the water lot at River West is one acre and the water lot at Ladner Reach is one acre, then why aren't they the same rate?" The water lots have no value if the upland property owner does not want to use them, added Owen. Owen said there's a contradiction in that when Delta expropriated Wellington Point Park, taxpayers were told the water lots were worthless. As well, the water lot value can increase simply because a neighbour sold his property, increasing the zonal valuation Port Metro Vancouver uses to assess rent. "The Port may come along and say, look, those three lots over there sold for a million dollars each, so they're all worth a million dollars," said Owen. "Well, they may be at some time in the future, but they're not now." P o r t M e t r o Va n c o u v e r has tried to soften the rental increase blow already. When they get a valuation for a water


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lot user, a rent yield rate of four per cent is applied, which is about half of the traditional rate. Corsie said it's understandable residential water lot tenants are hesitant to sign a threeyear extension when they'd rather get 30 years. Float home owners are going to be reluctant to make financial investments to their property without the certainty of a long-term contract. Adding to the uncertainty is the fact the province need to

consult with First Nation groups prior to signing the new agreement. Owen said many river residents believed that when Tsawwassen First Nation settled their historic treaty in 2009 that the water lots issue was resolved, but were surprised to hear the Sto:lo, the Musqueum, and other native bands have made claims along the Fraser River that could drag out in consultations with the province for years. "That's another level of uncertainty."

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Patrols set for Halloween The Corporation of Delta is teaming up with CUPE Local 454 to protect municipal facilities and parks through the Halloween Patrol. The volunteer patrols will be held on the evenings of Oct. 27 and 31 from 6:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. both nights. The patrol is a coordinated effort involving the Delta police and fire departments, municipal hall and members of the Civic Employees Union. A lead at the Engineering Department will make sure there’s an operational plan in place each night and will supervise a North Delta and South Delta captain to oversee a number of teams in municipal vehicles. All team members, who will wear clothing indicating they’re working for Delta, are to observe and report any trouble or suspicious activity. The police department will also have increased patrols during the weekend, as will the fire department. In addition, the lights on all playing fields will be left on overnight on Oct. 26, 27, 28 and 31. The initiative has proved successful in deterring vandalism since it was implemented four years ago. Anyone who sees suspicious activity is asked to call Delta police at 604-946-4411.

The Delta Police Department appreciate the generous support of the Rotary Clubs of Ladner and Tsawwassen and the Delta Police Foundation. Each Community Police Station (CoPS) now has a brandnew Chevrolet Orlando that will be used to facilitate numerous community safety programs. Front row: Lucy, 9, as Moaning Myrtle and Megan, 6, in her witch costume. Back row from left: Kevin (CUPE), Mike Scholz (Delta police), Ray (CUPE), Ken Redman (Delta Engineering), Sasha (CUPE), and Mike Paul (Delta Fire Rescue). Adrian MacNair photo

Protesters call for end to oil tankers Two dozen protesters in Ladner joined thousands across the province on Wednesday (Oct. 24) in a coordinated campaign against oil tankers and pipelines in B.C. The Defend Our Coast protests were led by First Nations, environmental groups and labour unions. They called on all levels to government to oppose the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline and oil supertankers on the coast.

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Delta South MLA Vicki Huntington meets protesters in front of her office in Ladner to talk about their concerns of oil tankers and pipelines in B.C. Adrian MacNair Photo

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My son and I were looking for his first car. He is starting university and has to drive all the way to Cloverdale from Tsawwassen every day. I was so worried to get him the right car. I needed him to be safe and have a good, reliable car to drive. I went to Bayside auto sales for help. Randy looked for a couple of weeks for us and found my son the right car for him. He worked hard to help us find the perfect car and gave us a great price thinking it was my sons first car. He shook my sons hand and told mike that if he had any problems, that he pull in to the shop and Randy or Colin will take care of him. I couldn’t have been happier with the help and service of Bayside auto sales. I am happy to say mike loves his car. Thanks. - Kim Burns

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It was by looking at his toddler and pregnant wife that led Mark Douangchanh to change the way he lived. Three years ago, the former Type 2 diabetic decided he wanted to be a healthy role model for his family. "I started thinking, hmm, Kristine am I really setSalzmann ting the right example for my kids—am I going to be around for them?" He s t a r t e d making wiser meal choices and put in the effort to "do a little bit of sweating every day," which now involves 10 km runs during the week and a 15 to 30 km run on the weekend. Ten months after making his decision, a visit to his endocrinologist yielded a surprising result. "He said, you no longer have it [diabetes] anymore. I wasn't something I expected to hear," Douangchanh recalled. Douangchanh is a vice-principal at Port Guichon Elementary in Ladner. Last year, he got to know Laura, now in Grade 3, who has Type 1 juvenile diabetes. Staff and students decided to show their support for Laura by hosting a Walk to School Week. Students pledged to walk to school

this week (Oct. 22-26) to raise awareness and funds for diabetes research as well as encourage healthy lifestyle choices. As of Monday, Douangchanh said the 178 students had already collected $920. "It's something that I wanted to be attainable for the kids," he said, adding he hopes parents will encourage their children to continue to walk to school more often after the week ends. To generate further enthusiasm, Douangchanh put his best foot forward—on Wednesday, he ran from his home in Cloverdale to the Ladner school, a distance of about 31 km. "I was lucky enough to be able to get rid of it [diabetes] through healthy lifestyle and exercise," Douangchanh said. "I was thinking about kids like our student, Laura, who doesn't have that option." The entire school population was on hand to greet their vice principal when he arrived. The group then presented a cheque to a representative from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Douangchanh said both parents and students were excited by the idea for a Walk to School Week. "We had a great response [from the kids]. We asked them if anyone knew people affected by diabetes, and they would talk about knowing someone with Type 1 or Type 2 and what they had to go through," he said. "I think they've learned that with diabetes, for many kids it's an issue that affects their everyday lives."

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Clothing drive helps women Dress for Success South Coast Casuals is harvesting fall fashions this week with its 2nd annual clothing drive for Dress for Success. The Ladner business is looking for donations of clean, gently worn women's clothing, purses and shoes that are suitable for job interviews and work environments. The clothing drive runs Oct. 25 to Oct. 27 at 5028 48 Ave. Last March,

South Coast Casual collected more than 1,400 pieces of clothing, 300 handbags and 150 pairs of shoes for Dress for Success Vancouver. The organization promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and career development tools. Items may be dropped on today (Oct. 26) from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. or

Workshop to give seniors fraud prevention tips Two groups want to help arm seniors with the information to protect themselves against financial fraud. The Delta Seniors Planning Team and Delta Police Victim Services have partnered to host a workshop series for seniors called Protect Yourself! “More frequently, we are hearing about older adults who become victims of financial fraud, identity theft, telemarketing scams and other crime that may result in the loss of life savings,” said Delta Seniors Planning Team co-ordinator Lynda Brummitt in a media release. “Sadly, in some cases the person committing the fraud may be a family member. Often times, a senior is too embarrassed or humiliated to ask for help.”

Developed by the BC Centre for Elder Advocac y and Support, the two workshops provide older adults with the information they need to protect their finances, recognize and respond to financial abuse, make informed financial decisions that meet their needs, and access community resources for assistance, Brummitt explained. Delta Police Const. Steve Wilson, who often investigates crimes where older adults have been victimized, will also be on hand to answer questions. Protect Yourself!, which is free, takes place Nov. 1 and 8, 7:15 p.m. at the Ladner Pioneer Library (4683 51 St.). For more information, call 604-946-9526 or email lynw@ —by Kristine Salzmann

Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. This is the second time South Coast Casuals has hosted a clothing drive for Dress for Success. The previous one in March collected more than 1,400 pieces of clothing, 300 handbags and 150 pairs of shoes. South Coast Casuals is at 5028 48th Ave. in Ladner.

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When people are discharged from the hospital after an accident or a stroke, their lives often change. It's more difficult to do basic chores, go shopping, or do food preparation. That's where Christin Chernoff, a rehabilitation practitioner with 17 years experience in occupational physiotherapy, comes in. She makes home visits to people—often seniors—on the mend. "It's really about the activities of daily living," says Chernoff. "Making sure they're living at a highly functional lev el." Chernoff focuses on the well-being of her clients as a whole, which includes physical and neurological fitness, as well as healthy eating choices. "That's what I'm really trying to do, is get


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letteRS let's talk about the 80 per cent Who cares about the 80 per cent of the Southlands which would be offered to the people of Delta as part of the Southlands proposal, especially the 268 Acres of Agriculture land? This question is key to the public discussion and decision in a democratic process to find a community solution for this complex and longtime divisive Tsawwassen/ Delta issue. What kind of agriculture on the Southlands would be a benefit to the community of Tsawwassen and Delta? These are the questions that I heard Sean Hodgins clearly state to Delta Council, Monday Oct. 15, when he

School district plays wrong tune I am writing on behalf of concerned families within the Delta School District regarding the newly implemented mandatory music program for all Grade 7 students, and some Grade 6 students. As a group, we are not opposed to the incorporation of fine arts programs in our schools. However, we do have fundamental issues with the incredibly poor implementation of the music program. Despite the fact that many Canadian families in tight economic times are struggling with back to school costs we are again be told to “open our wallets” for a program that we had no prior knowledge of and

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expressed the view that the form and character of the agriculture land must be for community benefit. My guess is that a lot of residents of Tsawwassen/ Delta, like me, care very much about the 80 per cent. In terms of the environment and health impacts it seems that a community benefit of Southlands agriculture would be to grow organic food for the local market and to work together with Century Group and Delta to form an new institution for a Southlands or Boundary Bay Community Farm Conservancy. Such a project could best include a Farm School with a post secondary partner to train future farmers. Public farmland would be a significant opportunity to give new farmers a chance to start their own farm business with mentorship programs with small scale farms.

What are the opportunities which the Southlands proposal can offer Tsawwassen and Delta? Right now, delicious healthy organic food is produced on a small corner of the Southlands at Earthwise Farm as a seed to grow into a Community Farm project. Can we break out of our fears to start talking and working together with Sean Hodgins, Century Group, Mayor and Council, Corporation of Delta and all community partners to imagine, search for and find a public story for this land? A truly public project can join and heal the polarities that have divided and hurt our community. Community Partners for a Community Vision of the Southlands is the exciting opportunity at our doorstep.

that many students have no interest to participate in. Furthermore, families of Grade 6 and 7 students had to pay over $200 this September for the Outdoor Education program (another important part of the Grade 6/7 curriculum) so their children could attend camp. This is in addition to the cost of school supplies, back to school clothing, and the various payments and registrations for the vast majority of extra-curricular activities also collected at this time of year. Clearly, the Delta School District has given little-to -no thought to the financial ramifications for families in implementing this program. On Sept. 6, a notice was distributed by the school advising parents that they would need to provide the following supplies for their child: band instrument (flute, clarinet,

saxophone, trumpet or trombone), band method book, and a folding music stand. This cost, whether paid up-front or spread over the school year amounts to several hundred dollars, at a minimum. The assumption on behalf of the school district that families (many of which are already struggling to make ends meet) would be willing or able to shell out funds to purchase such equipment, on such short notice, is downright arrogant. The argument being posed to parents "that music programs are just as vital as reading programs" is quite frankly, ridiculous –and we reject this. Students must be able to read and count to function in society; however, they do not need to know how to play an instrument.

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Rush hour truck ban needed We've all experienced it. the agony of sitting in gridlock traffic, either on the way in to work or leaving it, trapped behind a wall of vehicles that are barely moving. that image doesn't really change regardless of where one lives, but in Delta we're faced with an inordinate number of trucks on Highways 17 and 99 because of the Deltaport terminal. Which is why at peak travel times that interchange is one of the busiest traffic corridors in the entire country. A major frustration cited by business owners in tilbury industrial Park are the hundreds of slow-moving trucks clogging up River Road in the morning and afternoon commute. now, certainly some of those trucks belong to local businesses. But trying to make deliveries during peak traffic hours just doesn't make any sense for anybody. truckers are on the clock when they're driving, which means that although sitting in gridlock is frustrating, it's a workplace frustration. the rest of us are on our own time, which makes transport trucks in the Massey tunnel a needless competitor for road space. one way of fixing this problem might be to follow the suggestion recently made by Coun. ian Paton, and put a ban on transport trucks making deliveries or driving on major roads during rush hour. the question is, would such a ban work? Well, the country of israel, with its limited real estate and large population, decided to ban trucks during morning rush hour in 2010. the result? travel times from tel Aviv to Jerusalem were reduced by an average of 58 per cent. And a little closer to home, los Angeles has had a heavy truck ban on city streets for more than two decades. But other than stuffing the political suggestion box, very little action has been taken in other jurisdictions to remove heavy trucks from the road during the commute, probably because the move would cause outrage from truckers, their unions, and associations. Clearly, we need commerce, and moving goods from Point A to Point B is integral. But something has to be done beyond simply building another highway. When the Deltaport terminal 2 expansion happens, things are likely only going to get worse.

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More than 200 guests celebrated the Delta Hospital Foundation’s 14th annual Moonlight Gala last Saturday. The fundraising event was the foundation’s most successful to date with a last-minute anonymous donation raising the evening’s total to just over $300,000. Held once again at the elegantly transformed Sacred Heart School, the monies raised at the event will go toward the foundation’s Cardiac Care Fund. Tyler Garnham photo

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The annual Rock & Gem Show returns to Delta Recreation Centre on Nov. 3 and 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at South Delta Recreation Centre. It's a family fun day with dealers, a kids table, displays, demos and door prizes. Admission is by donation. Dr. Raj Dhiman's annual candy exchange raises money for Delta Hospital Foundation. Dr. Raj Dhiman will pay $3 for every pound of Halloween candy a child exchanges at Riverside Dental. A matching donation will then be made to the Delta Hospital Foundation. Children can weigh their candy on a large scale, donated by Ladner Safeway, to see exactly how much they are contributing to fundraising for the hospital. Riverside Dental is located at 130-4977 Trenant Street, across from the Ladner Bottle Depot. Candy

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St David’s Anglican Church will hold its third annual Christmas Craft Fair. Home-baking (including frozen fruit pies), books, items by parish knitters, works of local artisans, products from Grandmothers for Grandmothers/Gogo Grannies, as well as unique handcrafted gifts brought to Canada by Ten Thousand Villages, and the Int’l Community Empowerment Society, will fill the parish hall with shopping possibilities. St David’s Café will be open for morning coffee and lunch.When: Saturday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. to

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Featuring home baking, crafts, collectibles, bottle mania, kids’ corner, lunch and baskets. Where: Ladner United Church, 4960 48 Ave. When: Saturday, Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

GRoUpS & VoLUNTEERS Canadian Mental Health association Delta offers an Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Group for individuals with oCD and/or friends and family: First Wednesday of every month 7 to 9 p.m. 11715-72nd Ave., North Delta. Next meeting is Wednesday, Nov. 7. Call CMHA Delta for info at 604-943-1878.


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Frightful fun Halloween events happening in South Delta noon for families with crafts, entertainment, music, pumpkin carving and BLACK PRESS treats at the Tsawwas4 5/16 X 12 INCHES sen Arts Centre on Sunday, Oct. 28 from 4 to 8 p.m. $7 per person, visit DRAFT6 or call 604-952-3000 to register.

•The Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall presents Halloween at the Mall, free family fun on Oct. 31, 3:305 p.m. Come for "non-scary fun," including a magician, balloon twisters, pick-apumpkin at 'Joe's Pumpkin Patch', Paint-a-Pumpkin at Sublime Art Supplies, trickor-treat with the Kin Witches, a BIA arts and crafts ten.

•Come to the Tsawwassen •Head to the Ladner Paint-a-Pumpkin at Sublime Art Supplies during the Arts Centre on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 12:30 p.m. for family Leisure Centre in cos- Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall Halloween event. pumpkin carving. Pumpkins, tume to celebrate HalAquatic and Fitness Centre (Oct. carving tools and clean-up are suploween on ice with special effects 27, 1:30-3:30 p.m.). plied. $25 per family (two children and games for everyone on Satur3+ years and one adult). Visit corp. day, Oct. 27. Family skate from 7 •Party at the Ladner Legion's or call 604-952-3000 to to 8:15 p.m., everyone welcome Halloween Dance on Saturday, Oct. register. from 8:30 to 9:45 p.m. 27, 7:30 p.m. Prizes for best costume and music by Road Crew. •A Halloween After Party with •The Corporation of Delta candy, games and a haunted octoh o s t s " s p o o kt a c u l a r s w i m s" •Create Fimo clay figurines and pus will be hosted for teens (ages 13 throughout Delta. Check out the creatures for Halloween at the to 18) at Winskill on Friday, Nov. 2 games and activities at Ladner Tsawwassen Arts Centre (Oct. 28, 2 from 9-10:30 p.m. Leisure Centre's haunted house to 4 p.m.). $35, visit (Oct. 26, 7-9 p.m. and Oct. 27, or call 604-952-3000 to register. •South Delta Secondary Equi1:30-3:30 p.m.), and beware of a nox Theatre students transform zombie invasion at the Winskill •Take part in a haunted afterMcKee Heritage House (47th Ave. and Arthur Dr.) into a frightfully haunted abode. All ages tours take place between 6:30 and 8:30 South Delta Secondary students once again created a fun yet chillp.m., Friday Oct. 26. ing experience for children and their families at the McKee Heritage House in Ladner. Yesterday (Oct. 26), the Equinox Theatre students transformed the building into a "Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry." The free family event also involved phantasmagorical trick or treat doors created by the McKee House Seniors' Society at the McKee Seniors Recreation Centre, and the Wintemute Boys and Girls Club hosted a Mad Scientist lab with creepy games and activities. Toddlers and preschoolers were not left out, with a spooky story time by library staff. Visit us online at for photos and video of the annual event.

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Lantern festival offers family fun Earthwise Society in Tsawwassen is hosting a family-focused event celebrating the magic of Halloween on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 3 p.m. until sunset. The garden will be illuminated with hand-made lanterns, which parents and children can make right on site. Earthwise will be illuminated with plenty of crafting activities, magic, fortune telling, and face painting. Crafting activities include lantern making for different levels of crafting interests—paper lanterns for children, glass jar luminaries to line the “Mummy Walk”, and jacko-lantern carving. Bring a team or round-up family members to make scarecrows to decorate the Earthwise Haunted Gardens. The "fortune teller" will sit in a special tent, complete with a crystal ball. But don't worry about the kids being spooked; the fortune teller is 11 years old. Warm apple cider and kettle corn will be served at the Cob Oven Patio in the allotment gardens. At twilight as the moon shines

Joni Wright of the Earthwise Society shows some of the lanterns that will be featured in their first All Hallows Luminaries Festival & Parade at Earthwise Society’s Haunted Gardens. Adrian MacNair Photo through the clouds, the Luminaries Parade will begin from the Five Senses Garden and wind throughout the pathway of the haunted gardens. Guests depart as the sun sets (which on Oct. 27 is set for about 5:58 p.m.). Please come in costume, be comfortable, and keep warm. Admission is by donation, suggested at $5 per person, while children under 3

are admitted free. For those “Halloweenies” interested in making the All Hallows Luminaries Festival and Parade a fun, family event, try and bring clothing for scarecrows, clean jars (no lids), Halloween props, and crafting supplies. Earthwise Farm has plenty of pumpkins, but the more jars people bring, the more "mummy lanterns" can be made.

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INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN PROJECT DEFINITION CONSULTATION Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project October 22 – November 30, 2012 Port Metro Vancouver is conducting Project Definition Consultation regarding the proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project. As part of this consultation, Port Metro Vancouver is presenting information regarding the conceptual project design, as well as seeking input regarding elements of the project related to refining the design and developing environmental mitigation plans. The Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project is a proposed new multi-berth container terminal at Roberts Bank in Delta, BC that could provide 2.4 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) of container capacity. The project is part of Port Metro Vancouver’s Container Capacity Improvement Program, a long-term strategy to deliver projects to meet anticipated growth in demand for container capacity to 2030. You can provide feedback and learn more about the project by: • Attending a multi-stakeholder meeting or open house (see schedule below) • Reading consultation materials and providing feedback online (consultation materials and an online feedback form are available at • Calling 604.665.9337 • Providing a written submission through: • Fax: 1.866.284.4271 • Email: • Mail: Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project, 100 The Pointe, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC V6C 3T4 STAKEHOLDER MEETING & OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE Date Event Type Time Location Tuesday, October 23 Tuesday, October 23 Wednesday, October 24 Thursday, October 25 Thursday, October 25 Saturday, October 27 Tuesday, October 30 Tuesday, October 30 Wednesday, October 31 Thursday, November 1 Tuesday, November 6 Thursday, November 8

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A good home inspector will be able to root out any deficiencies hiding in your new home.

By Maggie Calloway Most of us know it is essential to get a home inspection prior to buying a home; this essential step is to shield us from taking on someone else’s nightmare. Among other things a home inspection should alert us to are deficiencies not just on the surface but hidden in the walls such as bad plumbing, electrical wiring, and heating and cooling systems. But we have all seen episodes on TV

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Design from the ground up Building a custom home takes a lot more than just choosing the perfect location. By Kerry Vital

Natural gas can also heat your hot tub or pool, which is especially important when it’s cool outside. The water will be heated consistently and quickly, so your relaxation can begin almost immediately. Canada is the world’s third largest producer of natural gas, so it is an abundant source of energy, as well as being extremely popular. Natural gas meets 30 per cent of Canada’s energy needs, according to FortisBC. It is also a cleaner type of energy, emitting almost 30 per cent less carbon dioxide than oil. Another fantastic benefit to natural gas service

Building a custom home can be a wonderful experience, but it can also be not for the faint of heart. If you’re looking into building a brand-new home that is custom designed from the ground up, the first thing you need to do is find a reputable builder who has plenty of experience. “Don’t go for the cheapest or the one who just got started,” says Ivan Krpan of Dakota Holdings Custom Home Builders. “References are essential. Many people have had bad experiences, so it’s really important to choose the right builder.” When you’re hiring a builder, it’s very important to be comfortable with him or her, because you will have a lot of contact in the next several months. Krpan says it generally takes about 10 months from start to finish, so if you’re not happy that time will be crawling by and you will be adding extra stress to your life on top of the usual emotions that come with any renovation. “The builder must be willing

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If you’re looking to reduce your environmental footprint, natural gas is a great way to do that. With increased energy efficiency and cost savings, homeowners who install a natural gas system will find many benefits. Submitted photo

The comfortable choice: natural gas Natural gas has become a popular choice in Canada, for a variety of reasons. By Kerry Vital Natural gas is rapidly becoming a popular way of powering your home, for a large variety of reasons. One of the benefits of natural gas according to FortisBC is its convenience factor. Natural gas is available at the push of a button, so you don’t need to worry about running out of fuel for your barbecue, or having to wait for your fireplace or

outdoor firepit to get hot. It is easy to find stylish and functional appliances that use natural gas, so homeowners never have to sacrifice their sense of style. Imagine coming home from a long day at work and being able to sit in front of your natural gas-fuelled fireplace with a glass of wine, or toss together a gourmet meal for a dinner party with your gas cooktop or oven. That dream is easily made possible with a natural gas system. One of the great things about a natural gas cooktop and oven is its ability to cook food evenly. You will no longer have to worry about burning one side of the pan while the other is undercooked.

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A natural gas system has many benefits for homeowners, from cost to convenience from page.11 “ from page.1 is the value it adds to your home. Because of its popularity and other benefits, it can contribute to a better resale value for your home. While you’re living in your home, having natural gas services make it easier to convert other appliances to natural gas when your budget permits. Homeowners with natural gas service will be interested in the rebates that are available through FortisBC in a variety of categories. The first is for space and water heating. You can receive a $1,000 rebate for swapping your oil or propane heating system to natural gas and installing a new ENERGY STAR™-rated high-efficiency heating system. Replacing your old water heater with a qualifying natural gas ENERGY STAR™ model will also make you eligible for a rebate of up to $500. “Heating water can consume 20 to 25 per cent of a home’s total energy use,” says Beth Ringdahl, program manager, energy efficiency and conservation for FortisBC. “So when it comes to looking at natural gas-powered water heaters, it makes sense to get the most efficient model you can find. Some of the new technologies make it possible to get a tank-less model, which is a bonus for smaller spaces.” In the appliances category, homeowners who buy a qualified ENERGY STAR™ washing machine will receive a $75 rebate if they purchase the new machine by Dec. 31. ENERGY STAR™ washing machines use 35 to 50 per cent less water, just as one of their benefits. Keeping warm with an EnerChoice fireplace will net you a $300 rebate if you purchase it by May 31, 2013. EnerChoice fireplaces must have a minimum of 62.4 per cent efficiency rating for a fireplace, 61 per cent for an insert and 66 per

cent for a free-standing stove. Not having to keep a supply of firewood on hand is just one more great thing about having a natural gas fireplace. Those in low-income households are able to take advantage of the Energy Conservation Assistance Program, which offers a free home energy evaluation, free installation of energy saving products and personalized advice. If you are a FortisBC natural gas customer, a BC Hydro customer and live in a low-income household, you can apply on the FortisBC website. “FortisBC offers a number of energy-efficiency incentives that help homeowners get the most out of their natural gas appliances and space heating,” says Ringdahl. “For example, FortisBC is a partner in the LiveSmart BC program for whole home retrofits. This provides homeowners energy audits that point out easy ways to make energy-efficient improvements and rebates to save on energy costs.” However, rebates are not the only way homeowners save with a natural gas system. FortisBC states that natural gas heating equipment such as furnaces are 98 per cent efficient, so heating costs are lower than with other types of systems, such as oil or propane. A natural gas water heater heats water more efficiently than other methods, and can dramatically bring down your heating costs. For more information about natural gas services, check out FortisBC’s website at www. In-depth rebate information can be found there, as well as information about the types of appliances available to homeowners, more benefits of natural gas and information on accessing your FortisBC account.

Natural gas has become a popular method of heating, cooking and barbecuing, just to name a few. FortisBC offers many rebates for homeowners with a natural gas system, so check out their website for more information. Submitted photos

Don’t settle for subpar from page.11 “ from page.1 of Mike Holmes going into homes after they have been given the thumbs-up by incompetent home inspectors and that is what gives us nightmares. What you may not be aware of is that British Columbia is the only province in Canada where it is mandatory for home inspectors to be licensed. What you are looking for is an inspector who has extensive experience in the building trade, who has completed the required specific education to qualify as a home inspector and is a member in good standing of industry professional associations such as The Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association, British Columbia Institute of Property Inspectors, Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia (ASTTBC), and for good measure, a member in good standing of the Better Business Bureau of B.C. Buying a home is the biggest financial commitment most of us will make in our lifetime so there is no such thing as overkill when it comes to checking out qualifications. What Mike Holmes is fighting for is already in place in our beloved province and has been since 2009. The ASTTBC lists several questions that you should ask when hiring an inspector, including how long he or she has been in business as an inspector, if the company has references, how long it will take to complete the inspection and what he or she charges. If there is a problem with any of the above questions or the inspector is reluctant to comply with your request, walk away. There is too much at stake to take any chances and reluctance to answer your questions is a red flag that shortcuts will be taken. Mandatory licensing in B.C. has made a dif-

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ference in the market place, according to home inspector Glenn Duxbury. “It was like the wild west out there, just as it is in many other provinces to this day. Anybody with a ladder, a flashlight and a business card could go out there and say they are a home inspector with no training, no accountability,” he says. “When I started about 10 years ago, even before mandatory licensing, I followed the advice of a seasoned inspector and went to BCIT which at the time was the only institute offering a course in home inspection and after graduating I worked for a respected company before going out on my own.” Now things are much more tightly controlled. Along with mandatory licensing, insurance must be in good standing and should a homeowner buy a home after receiving a flawed inspection, the insurance will cover any remedial work.

Home inspector Glenn Duxbury says that the mandatory licensing for home inspectors in B.C. has gone a long way towards preventing disreputable inspections. It is important to check out foundations, attics and plumbing when purchasing a home. Martin Knowles photos

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Keeping the fires burning during the cold season By Maggie Calloway There is nothing as comforting after a day in the trenches as a fire. There is probably some primitive part of our brain that equates the warmth of a fire with safety and comfort. Whatever your personal choice or circumstances, there have never been such a variety of fireplaces available. Even if you live in a condominium, where it would be frowned upon if you started opening the walls to accommodate a chimney, there is now a great solution. Ethanol burning fireplaces, which give off no heat but have a real flame look, don’t require venting or gas lines and are a great choice for condos and give real ambiance to your living space. “Electric fireplaces have come a long way over the last few years,” says Dale Fougette of Fireplaces Unlimited. “They used to be a bit stiff and unrealistic but now they are sometimes mistaken for a gas fireplace in the showroom. You can now get an electric fireplace with a long linear look instead of the square box with the traditional log and you can just plug it in. There are also options; you can heat a condo or a basement suite when hard-wired to a higher voltage. Another advantage of an electric fireplace is they don’t have to be installed on a special surface, they are all pretty well zero clearances, they can be framed with wood and you can drywall right up to them. They are very safe.” Gas fireplaces are becoming standard in most townhouses and condos and there is something to be said for just having to flick a switch instead of lighting a fire from scratch. “There are also a lot of zero clear-

ance gas fireplaces that can sit on combustible floors, not to be confused with gas inserts that have to be totally surrounded by non-combustible material,” says Fougette. “This is an example of why it is so important to advise us about which application you are planning.” No matter what the style of your home there is a design that would work beautifully but what if you what you are looking for is not available? “We do a lot of custom fireplaces both for commercial applications and homes,” says Fougette. “There is pretty well no limit to what we can design from multi-sided fireplaces to overheight installations. All shapes and sizes, pretty well whatever you can dream, it can be made for you.”

There are a variety of fireplace styles available, says Dale Fougette of Fireplaces Unlimited, left. If you can’t find something to suit you, you can have something designed to fit the space. Martin Knowles photos

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Technology making its mark on wallpaper with custom designs Modha, with studios in Vancouver and Toronto, Rollout has married design with technology since 2005 which allows them to push the boundaries of what is possible in the world of wall design. “In essence what we do is design custom wallpapers and digitally print them by the square foot,” says Modha. “We get our inspiration from community-based artists, photographers and designers, and the wall is our canvas. ... Each project is unique and is integral to the design of your home,” says Modha. Technology has thrown the world of design wide open. Imagine a wall in your media room with a custom design from a favourite movie! All bets are off today regarding what’s in or out. Your home is a reflection of you and your family and there have never been more choices to fully express who you are today.

By Maggie Calloway If wallpaper has always been an afterthought in your design plans you may be surprised to learn there is actually a serious wallpaper design society based in England. This is not someone’s eccentric aunt with a houseful of wallpaper samples. Founded in 1986, the Wallpaper History Society was established to promote an awareness and understanding of historic and contemporary wallcoverings. Their website states “Our scope is broad and encompasses not only the history of wallpapers but also topics relating to other types of wallcoverings, the subject of interior decoration as a whole and the increasing role which digital technology plays in design.” William Morris, a wallpaper and textile designer who is still a huge influence on style in this century, said, “Whatever you have in your rooms, think first of the walls for they are that which makes your house and home, and if you do not make some sacrifices in their favour you will find your chambers have a kind of makeshift, lodging-house look about them.” Morris would heartily approve and be intrigued by a wonderful Canadian company called Rollout. Headed by Anita

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Keep your home secure with an alarm The peace of mind that comes with installing a good security system is well worth the cost. By Kerry Vital Keeping your family, home and belongings safe from intruders is often a top priority for homeowners. A home security system is a huge part of the battle. A good alarm system begins with a keypad, contacts for every door and window, and motion detectors, says Lee Rente of Encore Security. “A motion detector that covers any area with a large amount of glass is extremely important,” he says. “If the intruder breaks the glass and opens a door or window, the contact being opened will set off the alarm. But if the person breaks the door or window and steps through it without opening it, the motion detector will catch it.” One motion detector per floor is recommended for this reason. He also suggests that homeowners add smoke detectors, sprinkler connections and flood protection to their alarm system so they will be notified if something other than a burglary happens. “We always suggest monitoring as well,” Rente says. “Many home insurance companies will give you a dis-

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Rebates powering renos By Maggie Calloway If you are contemplating renovating, buying new appliances and/or saving energy dollars you must check out the BC government website, and BC Hydro PowerSmart and FortisBC websites. There are rebates just waiting for you to apply for but timing is everything and all appliances must be ENERGY STAR-rated. If you have a business, there are also rebates available from these sources plus the federal government has some interesting regional rebate deals. And, as icing on the cake, October is BC Hydro’s PowerSmart Month so they are adding to the rebates but only for this month. Most of us are aware of Hydro’s refrigerator buyback for a $30 cheque but this month they have upped it to $50 if you are a member of Team PowerSmart. You could also be eligible for new appliance rebates if your purchase qualifies: check out eligibility on the PowerSmart Website by accessing their Product Eligibility Research Tool. “We have partnered with a series of retailers to focus in on energy-efficient products for PowerSmart month,” says BC Hydro’s Robert Lee. “Some retailers are also offering a 12 per cent discount on select ENERGY STAR products, as well as double the mail-in rebates, again on select products. We have a list of participating retailers on our website.” The largest of rebates is the B.C. government’s LiveSmart program which is in effect until March 31, 2013. Homeowners must go through an energy audit, so it is advised to get going on this as soon as possible. This program has up to $7,000 in grants available if you complete your homes upgrades as recommended by the audit. To date 65,000 British Columbians have taken advantage of this program.

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Rebates powering renos By Maggie Calloway If you are contemplating renovating, buying new appliances and/or saving energy dollars you must check out the BC government website, and BC Hydro PowerSmart and FortisBC websites. There are rebates just waiting for you to apply for but timing is everything and all appliances must be ENERGY STAR-rated. If you have a business, there are also rebates available from these sources plus the federal government has some interesting regional rebate deals. And, as icing on the cake, October is BC Hydro’s PowerSmart Month so they are adding to the rebates but only for this month. Most of us are aware of Hydro’s refrigerator buyback for a $30 cheque but this month they have upped it to $50 if you are a member of Team PowerSmart. You could also be eligible for new appliance rebates if your purchase qualifies: check out eligibility on the PowerSmart Website by accessing their Product Eligibility Research Tool. “We have partnered with a series of retailers to focus in on energy-efficient products for PowerSmart month,” says BC Hydro’s Robert Lee. “Some retailers are also offering a 12 per cent discount on select ENERGY STAR products, as well as double the mail-in rebates, again on select products. We have a list of participating retailers on our website.” The largest of rebates is the B.C. government’s LiveSmart program which is in effect until March 31, 2013. Homeowners must go through an energy audit, so it is advised to get going on this as soon as possible. This program has up to $7,000 in grants available if you complete your homes upgrades as recommended by the audit. To date 65,000 British Columbians have taken advantage of this program.

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Landlords, realtors, contractors and especially homeowners have been saving thousands of dollars updating kitchens, laundry rooms and rental suites all by taking a drive to Richmond Wholesale Appliance Centre, near the Richmond Olympic Oval. Richmond Wholesale Appliance Centre is the Lower Mainland’s best-kept secret. Its store front is tucked into the industrial park located at #140 – 6191 Westminster Hwy., but it’s what’s inside that has customers excited and repeatedly coming back. Does the idea of saving more than $2,000 while outfitting a kitchen with high-end stainless steel appliances intrigue you? Sales manager Claudia Kolar has been helping customers save thousands of dollars by supplying them with deeply discounted, new, overstocked, scratched and/or dented appliances. In many cases the imperfection is on the back or the side of the appliance so depending on the design of one’s kitchen it would be completely invisible to the discerning eye of friends and family. Refresh a rental suite, spruce up a home slated for sale, or complete your dream kitchen, simply by contacting Richmond

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Building a secondary suite a good mortgage helper By Kerry Vital The Lower Mainland is widely recognized as one of the most expensive places to live in North America. With that in mind, many homeowners are choosing to build a secondary legal suite in their house to rent out and bring in a bit of extra money. However, it can be confusing when trying to sort out what is required, what is a nice extra and the best way to go about building your new suite. Before you start such a renovation, it’s best to look into the regulations in your city. “The best resource for secondary suite regulations can be found online on your municipal website,” says Steve Kemp of Kemp Construction Management Ltd. “There are many regulations for secondary suites such as minimum egress for bedroom windows, electrical panel access, fire separation, stand-alone heating systems, (and) designated garden area, plus many more.” The thought can be overwhelming, but Kemp has some suggestions for things to think about before you start. “Can you finance the project? Are you ready to share your home?” he asks. “Is the access to your space shared or private? Is there enough parking for one or two additional vehicles?” He also says homeowners should think about whether they want to live in their home while it is under renovation, or whether they should seek alternate accommodation. Renovations aren’t quiet and they aren’t always quick. “If you are doing the full redevelopment of the basement including a new foundation, I would allow six months for the project,” says Kemp. “Minor alterations may only take a few weeks.” He notes that the more things you add to a project, the longer it will take. “For example, a new sewer, water and drainage connections add two weeks. Granite countertops versus laminate could add one to two weeks,” he says. “Sometimes owners want to upgrade the main living area at the same time, which can add additional time to the project.” As anyone who has ever rented a basement or secondary suite can attest to, there are certain things that renters will be looking for when searching for a place to live.

“There is a high demand for good-quality rental suites in Vancouver,” says Kemp. “The highest demand is for two-bedroom and two-bathroom units with eight-foot ceilings and no evidence of basement mildew. Generally these suites range in size from 700 to 1,000-plus square feet.” Having your own space is also key. It can be uncomfortable to run into your landlord Introducing SmartStrand Silk™ carpet. on your way out the door in the morning, which is why a basement suite with its own Now you can have your cake and drop it, too. entrance is highly sought-after. “Add quality finishes and privacy in order Experience the only luxuriously soft carpet with built-in stain and soil protection that never washes or wears off. to attract a tenant that is looking for term accommodations,” says Kemp. “Know your target market and try to understand what type of (home) they need and what they are able to afford.” When it comes to how much you will be able to get for your new secondary suite, Kemp says it depends on a few factors. “The main determinants of rental income are the quality of finish, privacy, full-height ceilings, (is it) dry and comfortable, and proximity to amenities, work and parking,” he says. It is best to check rental listings for an idea of what you could charge. As with every renovation, hiring a professional is always the best way to go. “Do your research,” Kemp says. “Print out the regulations for secondary suites and make sure you understand the content. Ensure you have adequate funds, find experienced professionals to help you, (and) allow adequate time for the project.” ®

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My House Design/Build renovates old-style bungalow By Maggie Calloway The story of a family firmly rooted in a neighbourhood with children happy in school and extended family nearby that opts to renovate a home which is tired and no longer works as the family grows and needs more space is a familar one nowadays. With home prices still rising, homeowners are weighing the cost of buying a new home and relocating against the cost of a renovation and ending up with exactly what you want. More frequently, renovating is winning the coin toss. This was the case with this renovation. The father of the family grew up in the area, has many family members living close by, and wanted his own family to experience the love and security of grandparents, aunts and uncles and cousins being a part of everyday life. Linda Jones, an interior designer working with the My House Design/Build Team, is very pleased with how this amazing transformation works for the family. “The whole main floor which was originally the kitchen, dining room and living room are now one great room,” says Jones. “Our clients are all about family and the configuration of the original house didn’t allow them to live as they really wanted to. Major Sunday dinners with extended family are now possible with everyone together comfortably in this new space.” The clients trusted the renovation team which allowed them to hand over creative control of the project. This is a dream situation for any team and they made sure the family received what they needed in spades. “It was a real pleasure working with the family,” says Jones. “Opening up the whole main floor required major engineering to replace the removed walls but the end result was

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worth it. The main floor now consists of three small bedrooms, a family bathroom and an ensuite bathroom as well as the great room.” The house is a 1,300-square-foot bungalow with no second story but with a full walk-out basement. “This whole space was very carefully planned. When you design a great room, which by design has to fulfill many roles, every detail is important,” says Jones. “For instance, the kitchen is totally exposed to the living room but by placing the island carefully with a raised breakfast bar it shields the working area from the living space. We also

stained the island with an espresso stain which again creates a piece of furniture from the living room side.” Not a huge amount of work was done on the exterior of the home. The windows were trimmed out to create symmetry, a new door was installed, steps, railings and plantings were changed and the whole exterior of the home was repainted. The difference these relatively small changes made to the curb appeal is enormous. The rear of the home was refreshed with new railings on the deck. All in all the rear of the home is now an inviting place to be on a summer day.

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A few little changes can make a difference By Kerry Vital Winter seems to be rapidly approaching, and with it comes darkness, bad weather and a feeling of cabin fever. Perhaps putting some new decor into that cabin will drive away some of those feelings. A new colour palette might be a good place to start. “It’s nice to have something vivid and fun,” says Sarah Gallop, principal designer at Sarah Gallop Design Inc. “It really sets the tone for the space.” Colours such as bright orange, magenta and lime green are especially popular as accents, Gallop says. She often has people request a feature wall in a saturated colour, some bright pillows or other textiles, or even a new piece of furniture in a tropical hue. These accents go well with the new neutrals

that are a recent trend. While many shake their heads at “apartment beige”, that colour is a classic for a reason and still features heavily in many homes. However, warm and cool greys are still requested, though Gallop sees them as being on their way out. “People like a timeless, classic look,” she says. “You spend a lot of money to decorate your house, and it doesn’t always make sense to go for a new look every time.” Wallpaper has also become more popular recently and Gallop expects this to continue next year as well. “People have a bad association with it,” she says. “But it gives such a glamour that paint doesn’t have.” Because it doesn’t have to be permanent, Gallop says wallpaper is an easy way to keep up with interior decor trends. “Some of the new wallpapers are gorgeous,” she says, adding that you are no longer relegated to musty flowers and faux finishes that were popular in the 1980s and 1990s. Even the popular style of furniture has been changing recently, Gallop says. “More tailored looks are back,” she says. “The overstuffed furniture is out; it’s quite bulky and heavy-looking.” A move towards indoor-outdoor living has been coming on strong this year, and Gallop expects that to continue into the new year. Sarah Gallop says adding a vivid colour to a room freshens it up and sets the tone for the space, no matter which room it is. Submitted photos

“It’s really about extending the living space out,” she says, adding that the ability to do so depends on the layout of the home and yard, but “it’s usually achievable.” Building an outdoor kitchen or patio for entertaining is one of many things homeowners can do to maximize their indoor-outdoor space. When you’re thinking of doing some updates, it’s always best to take a look at the things you already love about a space. Working out a budget for what you can afford and want to change is the best place to start. Overextending yourself is never a good plan. “You don’t want to be a slave to your house,” Gallop says.

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to spend time with them,” says Krpan. “They must be willing to assist (the homeowners) with colours, design and other plans.” Once you’ve chosen a builder, you need to find the land you want to build on and know the regulations that are in place for the type of home you can construct. “How a property is situated will (determine) what you can put on it,” says Krpan. Once you’ve chosen where you want to build and purchased the parcel of land, it’s time to start looking at what you want to include in your new home, whether it’s a large kitchen perfect for entertaining or several bedrooms to fit your growing family. “A good builder will help you look at what you should and shouldn’t do (in a home) as well as discuss your likes and dislikes,” says Krpan. This is the perfect time to talk about your dream master suite or what you love about a friend or family member’s house. Those granite countertops and heated tile floors are important parts of the design puzzle, and your builder needs to know that you want them included. “In most cases you will be working with a designer who works with the builder,” say Krpan. They will collaborate with you to lay out everything you want for your perfect home. Once you have finalized your design and everyone is on the same page, it’s time to discuss how much it will cost and draw up a contract. “It’s best to enlighten people about what the process is,” says Krpan. “Everything has a price tag attached.” The contract you sign should include the square footage of the home, a total breakdown of the costs you will incur including the price per square foot and the quality of finishings that will be in the home. “It should also include a payment schedule,” Krpan says. “For example, I ask for 25 per cent to start. Then, another 25 per cent once the roof, doors and windows go on. The next 40 per cent would be required when the heating, air conditioning and electrical go in and drywall goes up. The final 10 per cent would be due once everything is finished and a final inspection is done.” However, Krpan warns that even though you may have signed a contract stating how much you will be paying for your new home, if you come up with some new ideas mid-way through, there might be some extra costs. “An example would be a high-end chandelier,” he says, adding that the homeowner would have to pay for that on top of the agreed-upon cost. “You don’t want any misunderstandings between the builder and the customer,” Krpan says. “That’s why there needs to be a good contract in place. Having a contract keeps everyone honest and everyone understands the cost.” You should also be given a construction specifications sheet when completing a contract. That sheet (Krpan’s are usually four or five pages long) will list the construction materials the builder will use. “I list the important things,” says Krpan. “I’m not going to list the brand of concrete used or anything, but I will list things like the cultured stone for the front or the type of windows, for example. It’s important to protect both the builder and the customer.” Being realistic about what you can afford is very important. You may have fallen in love with that huge granite soaker tub or opulent formal dining room you saw in a home decor magazine, but if it’s not feasible on your budget it may need to be put aside for the time being. Your home is more than a place to rest your head. You should feel happy and comfortable in your new place, and knowing that this house was built exactly how you wanted it to be will go a long way towards making that possible.

Building a custom home can be a large undertaking, so it is important to find a builder you trust and are able to work with. Whether you want a large kitchen, glittery chandeliers or an opulent master bedroom, your options for the design of your new home can be limited only by your imagination and your budget. Submitted photos


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It’s easy to be green! Andy Hajer gives young golfer Emma some tips at Beach Grove Golf Club. as young as four years of age participating at various levels. The program focuses on young people developing a life-long love for the game of golf and building skills that will help them on and off the golf course. Jeff Norris, chair of the Beach Grove Golf Club

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Indulging your artistic side In partnership with the Vancouver Contemporary Art Gallery, Collection 45 is introducing Art Studio 45, a studio facility that will give a local artist an amazing opportunity. Collection 45 is a condominium building in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighbourhood featuring studio, oneand two-bedroom homes. Now, a space will be set aside in the building for one artist to have an art studio where he or she can work. “We wanted to promote contemporary art within the community,” says Ameet Johal, marketing director for Fifth Avenue Marketing.

“We consider the homes to be like a piece of art,” she says, adding, “The residents are all very design-savvy people.” The artist will be chosen by the executive director of the VCAG, Nigel Prince, and then will hold the studio space for one year. “They will put a panel together, call for submissions with some requirements, and then make a decision,” on who the artist will be, Johal says. The artist will be able to take possession of their studio in late 2013. For more information about the art initiative, visit

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Bluetree Homes is bringing modern style to a heritage neighbourhood with its newest project, Bluetree Homes at Mackin Park. “There are lots of options for buyers in the Coquitlam area,” says Yosh Kasahara, general manager of sales and marketing for Bluetree Homes. “What we can offer here is the best value for the dollar in this market. You simply cannot find a comparably appointed home in a location this good, built by a developer with a stellar track record, all for this price.” Bluetree Homes at Mackin Park is located in the heart of Maillardville, a walkable, village-like community with a rich sense of history. “The building will serve as a new landmark for this community that already has so much going for it,” says Kasahara. “In addition to shopping, restaurants, parks and other amenities within walking distance, it has a vibrant past rooted in its French-Canadian heritage.” Top-rated schools, including some with French programs, are also within walking distance of the homes at Mackin Park, so the area is as great for

young families as it is for professional couples and downsizers. The inspired design at Mackin Park starts with the exterior of the building. “The French-inspired architecture of the building is a nod to its past while also artfully combining modern elements to create a building that would look just as at home in Montreal as it would in Paris,” says Kasahara. The one-and two-bedroom low-rise apartments are spacious and inviting, with floorplans ranging between 548 and 1,013 square feet. The high-end finishings include stainless-steel appliances and engineered stone countertops in the kitchens, complemented by a hand-set marble tile backsplash and chic squareline two-tone laminate cabinetry. Kasahara says the homes will feature several space-saving innovations, including built-in mirrored cabinets in the bathrooms, and spice racks and pull-out pantry drawers in the kitchens. Every home includes its own private patio or balcony, so you will always

The building will serve as a new landmark for this community,” says Yosh Kasahara, general manager of sales and marketing.

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Bluetree Homes at Mackin Park will feature French-inspired architecture, above, and spacious floorplans. The bedrooms are made for relaxation with plenty of natural light, top, while the bathrooms are chic and elegant, left.


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Thank you to our

Sponsors and our Donors for your generosity!

Presenting Sponsor

Platinum Sponsors

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Supporting Sponsor Budget Foods Delsom Estates Cocktail Reception Dr. Les Ennis Dr. J. A. Griffiths Inc. Dr J.W. Martin Kim Inc. Dr. Ian Lomness Dr. Ross Rutton Dr. Dana Vinti Dr. Crista Walker Inc. Dr. Maurice Wong & Jane Wong Dr. Simon Yu Major Live Auction Sponsors - Delta Hospital Doctors Dr. M. Balakumar Dr. Gordon Bird Dr. Stephen Brady Dr. Michael Curry Dr. Heather Enns Dr. Christine Gemeinhardt Dr. Angus Gilchrist Dr. Ari Giligson Inc. Dr. Navdeep Grewel Dr. R. Kennedy Dr. Serena Ko Dr. Jacques Lafleur Dr. Owen Reid Dr. Daniel Rubin

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(clockwise from top left) Coun. Ian Paton holds a live auction. MK Delta Lands sponsor Julie Marzolf (second from right) presents DH Foundation with a cheque for more than $275,000. Foundation executive director Veronica Carroll thanks donors. Tyler Garnham photos

Moonlight gala success

The black tie charity gala hosted by the Delta Hospital Foundation raises more than $300,000 toward the Cardiac Care Fund

Adrian MacNair, Reporter South Delta Leader Delta Hospital Foundation staff, alumni, volunteers, and members of the community turned out on Saturday evening at Sacred Heart School in Ladner to raise a whopping sum of money for the hospital’s Cardiac Care Fund. Veronica Carroll, executive director of the hospital foundation, confirmed the total exceeded $300,000 with a large, late submission from an anonymous donor

at the gala. “We’re really excited and proud of the event this year,” said Carroll, attributing the record tally to the number of people who have been impacted by heart disease. “The generosity of this community continuously astounds us.” The money raised will go to cardiac care in the hospital, but Carroll was quick to point out that doesn’t mean it all goes to one department. The Cardiac Clinic at Delta Hospital

saw over 1,700 patients in 2011 and that number is expected to grow to 2,200 by 2015. There was also a live auction hosted by Coun. Ian Paton, whose entertaining delivery generated another $15,000 for the foundation. The foundation, which celebrates its 25th anniversary next year, has raised over $23 million for medical equipment and facilities at Delta Hospital since 1988.

Stories of ‘The Desert War’ in North Delta Antony Holland, who twice wowed Delta audiences in Tuesdays with Morrie, comes to the Kennedy Seniors’ Auditorium with his new oneman show. One Man in His Time is a deeply felt and entertaining account of his experiences in Egypt and Libya during “The Desert War” of WWII. In story and song and rollicking anecdote, he recreates an era of fast friendships, vivid adventures, and terrible loss. The event takes place Nov. 4, 2 p.m. at the Kennedy Seniors Recreation Centre (11760 88 Ave.). Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for youth and seniors, and are available through the Delta Arts Council (11489 84 Ave.), by phone (604596-1025) or online (

Do you have a valuable antique gathering dust? The Delta Museum and Archives Society is bringing back its popular Antique Identification and Appraisal Clinics. Antiques appraiser Al Bowen will be on hand to identify, date and verbally appraise objects from any historical period. Through entertaining anecdotes, Bowen will also share his broad wealth of knowledge from more than 30 years in the antique appraisal business. Dust off your collectables and bring them to George Mackie Library (8440 112 St.) Nov. 3 for one of two sessions, noon to 1:30 p.m. or 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Cost is $12 per person and additional objects are $5 each (two additional objects max.). Observers are welcome at $5 a person. Pre-registration is required. Call 604-946-9322 or visit the Delta Museum (4858 Delta St.) for tickets. Visit for more information.

Thank you Delta for 20 years of supporting Thanks for Giving! Over the past two decades, Delview Secondary School students have collected more than 200,000 food items for local food banks. This year, on October 11th, an astounding 18,126 items were collected - this is a new school record! Delview Secondary School’s Thanks for Giving is now the largest one day school food drive in the province!

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Did you know… Every week acts of vandalism are happening throughout our community. in 2011, $130,000 of taxpayers’ dollars was spent on repairing vandalized schools, leisure facilities, parks and sports fields in our community.

What you can do… if you see vandalism happening or any suspicious activity, please call 911.

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halloween Patrol

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The Corporation of Delta, in cooperation with CUPE Local 454 and the Delta school District, is once again conducting halloween Patrols on saturday, october 27th and Wednesday, october 31st. These patrols provide extra ‘eyes and ears’ and security for our facilities, parks and schools and to help ensure a safe and enjoyable halloween in Delta.

Thank you for doing your part to keep our community safe and livable.

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Lois E. Jackson Mayor

We want to hear from you! Please forward any questions or comments by email:, telephone: 604-946-3210 or mail to: The Corporation of Delta 4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent Delta, BC V4K 3E2

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The band Tough Lovers is made up of Delta’s Graham Madden, Dane Stevens, Jamie Smail, and Langley’s Ryan Stephenson. Christine McAvoy photo

Lovers tough it out

delta band tough lovers is one of 20 vying for the top prize in the Peak Performance Project

Adrian MacNair, Reporter South Delta Leader Breaking into the music industry is always tough, but a band from Delta has a chance. Tough Lovers, formed two years ago, is one of 20 bands in The Peak Performance Project, a competition in which music acts vie for $100,500 in funding to launch their music careers. Lead singer Jamie Smail, 24, and guitarist Graham Madden, 25, who both went to Delta Secondary, decided to form a band after playing a gig together in November 2009. They brought Dane Stevens on board, another Ladner boy in the Delta connection. “Dane was a guitar player and we figured he could probably play bass,” says Jamie. “He picked up the guitar and he loved it.” Next, they had to find a drummer, so the band went looking in an unusual place: Craigslist. That’s where they found Ryan Stephenson. “We were a little nervous going to check him out,” says Jamie, laughing. Little did he know that Ryan’s mother was equally nervous about her then 19-year-old son joining a rock band. But once they met, the whole group bonded quickly. The band is an Indie-pop rock group with “surfing textures” explains Jamie. Tough Lovers applied for the contest two years ago when they were just starting out, but didn’t make it in. They decided to wait and develop their sound and improve. The hard work has paid off. Part of making it into the competition included

a “music boot camp” in Princeton, B.C. at the end of August. The camp featured six hours of music classes a day, which included learning about the business side of the industry. “We made a lot of new friends,” says Graham. “There’s sort of a community that’s been formed from the experience. It’s kind of weird, you’re friends with people even though you’re in competition with one another.” But Jamie doesn’t see it so much of a competition as he does a learning and networking experience. “It’s really more about the development of the artists, because in the end, everybody really wins,” he says. Tough Lovers participated in a benefit concert for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease) last Friday (Oct. 19) which raised more than $5,000. Dane and Jamie both lost family members to ALS, adding a personal motivation. During the competition, each band gets played five times a day over 20 days on The Peak radio station (102.7), but they can get extra air time through requests. The band is hoping people will like their music enough to vote them into first place (voting closes today, Friday Oct. 26 at 5 p.m.). But whatever happens, they’re grateful for the experience. “It’s easy to write a song, it’s harder to write a good song,” says Jamie. You can listen to their music on or iTunes.

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Ladner youth wins writing contest Contest founder offers Noa Wang a spot at the judging table after third win A young writer from Ladner has taken first prize in a province-wide writing contest for the third time. Noa Wang, 13, won in the age 10 to 13 category in the 5th annual Junior Authors Short Story Writing Contest for her story Flying Away by Noa Wang When Karin woke up, she was all alone. She stared at the blank white ceiling for a moment, and turned to look at her surroundings. To her left, a computer displayed a straight line running through the screen. A monotonous blaring sound was coming from it. On her other side, a tangle of tubes was connected to her arm by several needles and squares of tape. The bed she was lying on had plain white sheets, and appeared to have wheels at the bottom. A few seconds passed when Karin suddenly realised that she was in a hospital room. She sat up. Why am I in the hospital? She wondered. Am I sick or something? Suddenly, a voice blared out from the speaker in the corner of the room. “Code blue, code blue in ICU…I repeat…” Abruptly, the voice stopped and the door to Karin’s room flew open. She yelped and scampered out of the way as nurses and doctors crowded around the bed she had been lying on. They didn’t

about life after death titled "Flying Away." In a press release, Wang said she was inspired by book she had recently read called Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin. "It made me think quite a bit about life and death. Life is never what you expect

seem to notice her at all. “I don’t think she’ll be able to make it!” A nurse said, frantically clicking away on the computer. “Her system is shutting down…” “Excuse me?” Karin said, standing up. “Are you stupid? I’m over here, and my system is working just fine…” Her voice trailed off as a doctor moved away and revealed a girl lying on the bed Karin had been on moments ago. The girl’s face was pale, and part of it was covered with a breathing mask, but otherwise she looked exactly like Karin. Karin stared, her mouth hanging open. “Excuse me,” Karin reached over and tapped the shoulder of the nearest nurse. “Can you tell me what’s going on? That girl looks a lot like me, and I’m sure that I was the only one in the room earlier and…hey, are you listening?” The nurse gave away no sign that she had even heard Karin at all. “Hey! Nurse!” Karin smacked the nurse’s shoulder. “What’s going on?” Again, the nurse offered nothing but silence. Karin heard a shrill

scream come from the hallway. “No!” a familiar voice cried. “I have to see her! NO! KARIN!” Karin pressed herself against the wall as her mother burst into the room, her face streaked with tears. Karin had never seen her mother like this. “Mom!” Karin reached for her mother’s hand. “Mom, I’m right here, I’m fine!” Her mother ignored Karin’s outstretched hand. She ran towards the hospital bed, pushing away nurses and doctors. She fell to her knees, grasping the hand of the girl on the bed. “Karin! Can you hear me? Don’t die, Karin! You can’t!” She turned to a doctor, sobbing. “You can save her, can’t you?” The doctor shook his head with sad eyes. Karin ran out of the room as her mother screamed again. I knew it, Karin thought, panicking. This is a dream! I’ll wake up soon and everything will be back to normal! But as she thought this, tears started pouring down her cheeks. She was lying to herself. There was no way that a dream could be so vivid. Karin sank into a

it to be and it takes a lot of courage to go through; and death might just be the same," she said. Local writer Laura Thomas started the contest in 2009. Thomas said that based on Wang's work, she has hired her and

chair in the hallway, her head in her hands. If the girl on the bed was really herself… and if no one could see or hear her…did that mean that she was dead? That the girl on the bed was actually her body? Karin screwed her eyes shut. She suddenly felt a wave of fear. She didn’t want to die. She wanted to live! She was afraid of death, of leaving everything behind… “Are you okay?” Karin opened her eyes. A small girl, maybe six or seven years old, stood before her. She stared at Karin, sucking her knuckle. “You…you can see me?” Karin said, astonished. “Yeah.” The girl looked confused. “Do you know where Mommy is?” “Sorry. I don’t.” The girl started crying. “I want Mommy! I ask the doctors but they’re so mean! They don’t talk to me!” Her doe-like eyes became even wider. “They don’t even look at me!” Karin’s heart sank. This cute little girl must also be dead, like her. “Yeah, they don’t look at me, either. Come on; let’s go find your mommy.”

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She held the girl’s hand as they walked down the hallway. “So what’s your name?” “Lola.” Karin attempted a smile. “That’s a nice name. I’m Karin.” Lola’s face fell. “My mommy’s name is Karin, too.” “Oh.” Karin said softly. “So do you know which room you came from?” Lola paused for a moment. “222.” She said. “Easy.” “Then this is it.” Karin stopped. “I think your mommy will be in there.” Lola ran towards the woman in the room. “Mommy!” Lola’s mother, a young woman with blonde hair, did not see Lola. She was crying silently, sitting beside

another contest veteran (Valerie Flokstra of Chilliwack) to help judge in next year's contest. Below is Wang's winning story, "Flying Away." —Kristine Salzmann

the bed with Lola’s body, which was covered in a white sheet. “Sorry, Lola, but I don’t think your mommy can hear you.” Karin said. “She can’t?” Lola whimpered. “Why?” “ B e c a u s e … yo u ’ re dead, Lola.” Karin said. “We’re both dead.” “Dead.” Lola said slowly, the word a stranger in her mouth. “Like a ghost?” “Yeah.” “Oh.” Lola said quietly. There was a long pause. “You’re taking this better than I thought you’d be.” Karin said. “Aren’t you afraid?” “No,” was Lola’s calm response. “I don’t really know what death is like, so why should I be scared?”

Karin stared. This little girl, who sucked her knuckle and cried for her mommy, was not afraid of death at all. Karin felt a twinge of shame. “I’m gonna miss Mommy and Daddy,” Lola said tearfully. “We’re gonna have to go to fly away soon, aren’t we?” “What?” “Fly away. Go to Heaven.” “Yeah, I suppose.” “You’re really nice, Karin. Thanks for finding Mommy.” “Thanks to you too, Lola,” Karin said. She held Lola’s hand. “For being so brave.” They stood hand in hand, eyes open and heads held high, as they faded into the light of the rising sun. ■

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Delview drive exceeds 18,000 food items donations go to deltassist, Surrey Food Bank Kristine Salzmann, Reporter Black Press The numbers exceeded everyone's expectations: 18,126 nonperishable food items weighing in at 20,000 pounds and worth about $50,000. That's how much Delview Secondary's staff and students collected at their annual Thanks 4 Giving one-day canned food drive earlier this month. For 20 years the North Delta school has appealed to the community for donations. In a press release, Delta School District manager of communications Deneka Mi-

chaud said in those two decades Delview has been responsible for collecting close to 250,000 non-perishable items. On Oct. 11 the group shattered their previous record of 16,155 food items, Michaud said, with the largest one day food drive for food banks in the province. The more than 18,000 food items were then donated to Deltassist Family and Community Services and the Surrey Food Bank. Barb Westlake, Christmas Projects Coordinator for Deltassist, said the atmosphere at the school event was amazing. Deltassist provides food hampers and new children's toys for low income families,

seniors and individuals at Christmastime. Last year, Westlake said Deltassist provided 677 food hampers to Delta residents and toys for 785 children, from infants to teens. They have seen an increase in need from 2007, when the organization provided toys for 522 children. Registration for the hampers and toy depot begins Nov. 5. Eligible families and individuals must apply in person at a Deltassist office (9097 120 St. or 4891 Delta St.). Families who register before Nov. 23 will be entered in a draw for a free family portrait. Despite the huge effort by Delview as well as the yearly commitment of 11 local


service groups, Westlake said Deltassist is still in need of donations, particularly infant toys and gift cards for teens, and volunteers to help out at the toy depot in the lead up to Christmas. Donors can also sponsor a family by providing a hamper that feeds the family for a week (cost is about $100 per person), something co-workers or relatives can come together to do. Last year about 60 families were sponsored. "Truly, the generosity of the community is just fabulous," Westlake said. For more on Deltassist, visit


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Delta grad Nimisha Mukerji’s latest documentary is featured at B.C.’s first South Asia Film Festival in Surrey, Abbotsford and Vancouver Sheila Reynolds, Reporter Surrey North Delta Leader It was a good story, plain and simple. And so Nimisha Mukerji didn’t hesitate long before deciding to use her filmmaking skills to tell it. Her uncle, Vinay Shetty, told her of his ongoing struggle to get medication for the thousands of kids in India born with the rare genetic blood disease thalassemia. He introduced Mukerji to Imran, a wellspoken, Eminem-loving 24-year-old who works at a call centre, and Divya, a brighteyed 14-year-old girl who just wants to go to study and “become someone.” Both have thalassemia major, a disorder that destroys red blood cells and causes severe anemia. For Imran and Divya, it has meant a life of hospital visits, blood transfusions and stunted growth that makes them appear much younger than their years. Most people born with the disease won’t live past age 25. The filmmaker’s meetings in Mumbai resulted in the documentary Blood Relative, a film three years in the making that had its world premier earlier this month at the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF), winning Best Canadian Documentary.

“The response has been incredible,” said Mukerji. The film, however, is not her first. Her prior documentary, 65 Red Roses, also garnered the 28-year-old plenty of accolades, including Most Popular Canadian Film Award at the 2009 VIFF and Best Documentary Award at the 2009 Arizona Film Festival. It also aired on Oprah Winfrey’s Documentary Club last year. But because the movie focussed on organ donation, Mukerji wasn’t immediately sold on the idea of tackling another disease for her second project. But any qualms she had about making Blood Relative were quickly overcome. “When you’re struck by a good story, you find reasons you should do it,” she said. Mukerji was bitten by the film bug in high school at Seaquam Secondary in North Delta. But it wasn’t until she was into the second year of her English literature degree at UBC that she rediscovered her passion during an elective film class. “I knew I liked editing and making films, but I didn’t know if I was any good at it.” Still, she wanted to give it a shot and applied to UBC’s film program. She was turned down. “When I didn’t get in, I knew I really

PiCtureD Nimisha Mukerji's film Blood relative followed the lives of imran and Divya (above) and her uncle Vinay Shetty. Contributed photo

wanted to do film,” she laughs. The next year, she applied again and was accepted, graduating a few years later with a double major in English literature and film production. She started 65 Red Roses a year after graduation. Finished in 2009, it took two-and-ahalf years to make and follows the lives of a young woman and her two online friends who were all battling cystic fibrosis. Now living in White Rock, Mukerji is excited to screen Blood Relative in Surrey during the upcoming South Asian Film Festival (SAFF). “There’s a huge community there that we can access. It’s kind of nice to be able to bring the film to them, rather than them having to go to Vancouver.” The SAFF, the first in B.C., takes place at six venues in Surrey, Vancouver and Abbotsford from Oct. 31 to Nov. 4 and is meant

to celebrate 100 years of South Asian culture in the province. Forty films by Southeast Asian filmmakers will be screened over the five-day inaugural event. Blood Relative will be shown Nov. 1, 9 p.m. and Nov. 4, 12 p.m. at Empire Theatres in Guildford, and on Nov. 2, 6 p.m. at Town Cinemas in Abbotsford. For a full schedule of movies and venues in Vancouver, Abbotsford and Surrey, check Mukerji’s next project is already in the works. Called Beauty Mark, it’s a narrative piece rather than a documentary, and explores the world of child beauty pageants. She’s welcoming the change of genre. “It shows I can tell a wide range of stories.” For more information about the South Asian Film Festival or to purchase tickets, visit

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