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Merritt artist shines in Kamloops, donates framed print Phillip Woolgar THE HERALD

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The scene captures a team of four cowboys on horseback at Quilchena Ranch, waiting to open the stacked-log gate to a colony of livestock — in a painting that appears more real than real itself. Newbie Merritt residents Elaine and Rae Robinson won a print of the painted scene from champion artist Arnold Mosley who displays the work at Beyond the Willow on Voght Street. Mosley, a Merritt resident, visited the art store to present the Robinsons with his masterpiece.

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Local champion artist Arnold Mosley won in the Kamloops Annual Cowboy Festival. He donated one of his pieces to Elaine Robinson. Phillip Woolgar/Herald

Cents sweep Spruce Kings By Ian Webster THE HERALD

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For the first time since 2005-06, the Merritt Centennials have won a post-season playoff round. The second-place Centennials did it in dramatic fashion,

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defeating the thirdplace Prince George Spruce Kings in four straight games. The Cents closed out their best-of-seven series with the Spruce Kings by defeating their northern opponents 3-1 on Tuesday night in Prince George.

The Centennials game-four win came on the heels of a hardfought 4-3 overtime victory in game three on Monday night in PG, and a pair of convincing home ice wins last Friday and Saturday back in Merritt. This year’s four-

game sweep of the Spruce Kings is the first such sweep by a Cents team since the memorable 2000-01 BCHL season that saw Merritt go all the way to the finals of the Fred Page Cup before losing to the Victoria Salsa in seven games.

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The sweep also marks only the fourth time in franchise history that a Centennials have swept a playoff series. For complete details on the Cents first-round success, turn to Page 18 in the sports section.

LEADING BY EXAMPLE Merritt Centennials captain Evan Stack and Regan Soquila (12) celebrate Stack’s game-winning goal Saturday night in Merritt. Ian Webster/Herald

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Crashes down on ‘Old Kamloops Highway’ By Jeremy Deutsch THE HERALD

It’s a stretch of road known for its beautiful landscapes and rural setting. However, the Old

Kamloops Highway (Highway 5A) has also been the scene of some devastating crashes. That was especially the case in the spring of 2010, when a rash

of accidents involving mostly large transport trucks had local politicians and residents calling for a ban of the vehicles on the twolane highway that runs along Nicola Lake.

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“It was the most amazing, challenging and difficult two weeks that I’ve ever experienced in my life. The highlight was just getting to the finish line, and having the vehicle in one piece.” Those were the chosen few words of Merritt’s Nicki Beverley when asked to briefly summarize her recent participation in the 2012 Alcan Winter 5000, a grueling 12-day car rally that ran from Feb. 23 – Mar. 2 this year. To be exact, and for those who are fussy, this year’s Alcan 5000 was actually 4,490 miles in length. It began in Kirkland, Wash., and ended in Anchorage, Alaska. The route north included stretches of the Trans-Canada, Yellowhead and Cassiar Highways in British Columbia, the Klondike and Dempster Highways in the Yukon, as well as the Alaska Highway. Beverley and her driving partner (Max Vaysburd from Redmond, Wash.,) were one of 24 teams that left the starting line just outside Seattle. Just 21 vehicles would limp to the finish a dozen days later. “We experienced everything imaginable in terms of weather and driving conditions,” stated Beverley, “from clear, sunny skies and perfect roads, to white-outs and treacherous ice and snow. “The cold was intense (day time temperatures averaged -20 to -30 C much of the time ),” Beverley added, “and it was physically hard on the body spending so much time in the vehicle.”

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GOOD MORNING! All that said, the Nicola Valley native and former MSS student wouldn’t trade the experience for anything. The pros far outweighed the cons. “The scenery, for one, was breathtaking. There were multiple times a day when Max and I would just look at each other and be at a loss for words to describe what we were seeing. “The people of the North, too, were just so amazing. So incredibly nice. Everybody opened their doors for us.”

‘We experienced everything imaginable in terms of weather and driving conditions.’ —NICKI BEVERLEY While the Alcan was definitely a competition, with demanding TSD (time/speed/distance) stages and one ‘ice run’, Beverley said that everyone taking part in the rally very quickly became extremely close — like family. “In transit, we never travelled alone. There were always two, three or four cars together in a convoy. We were each others’ safety blankets. By the time the event

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SCENIC SPLENDOUR A convoy of four Alcan 5000 rally cars makes its way along Hwy 1, east of Anchorage, Alaska. Below, a map of the Alcan 5000 route from its start in Kirkland, Wash., to the conclusion in Anchorage, Alaska. Photo submitted

was over, I had 48 new friends — from places all over North America, and even from South Africa and Bolivia.” Running conditions for the specially-equipped rally cars were extremely challenging. Vehicles had to be warmed up for almost an hour in the mornings before being driven, and fuel supply had to be carefully monitored. “Teams were packing anywhere from 30 – 60 litres of spare gas in jerry cans on their roofs,” explained Beverley. “When someone ran out of gas on the road, the convoy would stop and decide how to help one another out. Somehow we’d make it work. “Mechanical breakdowns were frequent, but most of the time, we were able to get the cars into sufficient working order that we could limp them into the next city.”

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REMEMBER WHEN? From the Herald archives: March, 1982 Man drowns beneath ice They say that most drownings occur in shallow water, and this was true of the drowning death of August Jack, 26, of the Quilchena Indian Reserve. Several people at the Round Lake Native Alcohol Drug Treatment Centre between Merritt and Armstrong, B.C., were taking part in an outdoor sauna. Four holes had been cut into the ice for cooling off and Jack told the others he would swim from one hole to another.

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Herald to produce city’s official guide The City of Merritt has awarded the 2012 Official Visitor’s Guide to the Merritt Herald. The Merritt Herald has a detailed layout and innovative approach to the 2012 Official Visitor’s Guide that includes a fresh format, layout and, more importantly, a collaborative approach with the City of Merritt in the process. They are proposing topics and layouts for the Visitor’s Guide that highlight a wide range of topics and sectors of the community that will give a greater exposure to community activities, groups and tourism operators. According to Mayor Susan Roline, “The Visitor’s Guide will support the vision of the City of Merritt as a great place to visit with lots to see and do. It also supports our guiding principles of investing in our future and to celebrate, recognize and

appreciate the value of our community.” In addition, the mayor states that “The 2012 Merritt Official Visitor’s Guide will highlight the diversity of our community from different viewpoints, including recreation and leisure, accommodations, the taste of Merritt and our cultural diversity, just to name a few.” The City of Merritt’s Economic Development Manager, James Umpherson, adds, “The awarding of the 2012 Merritt Official Visitor’s Guide is a change in direction and approach to tourism.” He says “The City of Merritt is excited that the Merritt Herald will bring a different and unique approach to the Visitor’s Guide for 2012. We are looking forward to working with the Merritt Herald to produce an effective tool for encouraging people to visit our city.”

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Council Excerpt At our meeting held Feb. 13,2012, council discussed the above and adopted the following resolution: “That a letter be sent to the B.C. Premier, with copies to the minister responsible for community,, sport and cultural development, the local MLA, the UBCM and the UBCM member municipalities, which indicates the District of Coldstream’s objection to the composition of the “expert panel” in that there are no panel member representatives from local government municipalities.” Our council respectfully requests that consideration be given to including local government elected member and staff representation on the expert panel assembled.

The bylaw office impounded five dogs during the month of February. Two dogs were adopted out to good homes and the other three were released back to their owners. We took four other dogs into protective custody arising from pubic complaints and all four dogs were reunited with their owners the same day. The issues of dogs and dogs-at-large remain a high priority for the bylaw office and a positive proactive approach has had visible effect on the issues surrounding dogs in the city. This office continues to receive feedback on the street that reinforces the fact our efforts are succeeding.The start of February saw two high profile dog issues that hit the media in Merritt, Kamloops and the Okanagan. The first issue involved an unconfirmed radio report involving an alleged dog poisoning on city property. The story reported that a dog had consumed a poison while in the city dog park and unsightly properties cleaned up after notice and orders were sent out from the bylaw office to the owners. The results are positive and very noticeable within the neighbourhood which prompted several very positive comments from area residents. A large number of self-generated unsightly files were concluded including lanes on private properties. Progress in this category is advancing, all be it slowly. In the City of Merritt, there is no area immune from its hazards or aesthetically displeasing appearance. Merritt Home and Garden Show Bela Mikita won a basket at a $115 value.

SANITARY SEWER FLUSHING The City of Merritt Public Works Department would like to remind residents that it is that time of year again for our annual maintenance program for sewer Áushing and camera work. We apologize for any inconvenience and your patience is greatly appreciated

Request for Proposals The City of Merritt is seeking proposal submissions from qualiÀed groups to develop Entertainment in Merritt cultural events during the summer months to replace the Music in the Park and Music in the City activities. The proposed project of cultural events should reÁect various forms of entertainment and venues throughout the city during the summer period. The new Entertainment in Merritt shall improve and enhance cultural activities in the community with a focus on local talent.

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SPRING BREAK PROGRAMS AT THE NICOLA VALLEY AQUATIC CENTRE The Nicola valley aquatic centre will be open all day over spring break full of fun and exciting activities. 6 a.m. - 8 a.m. early bird and 9 a.m. all the way through until 8:30 p.m. Standard First Aid and CPR C

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Application forms are available from the Merritt City Hall at 2185 Voght Street, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, or on the City of Merritt website: www.merritt.ca

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Three complete copies of each proposal must be received by 2:00 p.m. Local time on March 30, 2012. Proposals can be submitted in hard copy to the City of Merritt, 2185 Voght Street, P.O. Box 189, Merritt, B.C., V1K 1B8 or electronically as a PDF Àle format. Electronic submission should be sent to: jumpherson@merritt.ca CONTACT PERSON: James Umpherson, B.A., M.A.E.S. Economic Development Manager Email: jumpherson@merritt.ca Tel: (250) 378-4224 Fax: (250) 378-2600

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Council meeting date: Tuesday, March 27 - 6 p.m. committee of the whole - 7 p.m. regular council meeting Council agenda and council minutes are now available at http://www.merritt.ca/siteengine/activepage.asp?PageID=121


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NICOLA VALLEY NEWS COMMUNITY YARD SALE Saturday, March 24 8:00 am – 2:00 pm $5.00 tables Call 250-315-1050 to register a table today!

Mayor’s DROP IN SESSION TUESDAY, MARCH 27 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Community Room Downstairs at City Hall.

Come down and meet the Mayor. This is your opportunity to bring forth ideas on how we can make Merritt a better place to live and do business, ask questions about something you don’t understand or if something has transpired that you have not received a proper resolution with.

Rosewood’s Diary Allan Trampuh, violin, Greg Ventin, vocals/guitar and Wes Neufeld, bass, performed for a packed crowd at Brambles Bakery and Cafe Tuesday. The Vanderhoof, B.C., group is on a cross-province tour. Phillip Woolgar/Herald

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Painted version valued at $6,500 From Page 1 “They had just finished herding,” he explained to the winners. “When they open the gates, the cowboys will keep backing up really slow so the cows won’t come running through.” The look in these cows’ eyes would indicate they are upset, and who could blame them — the livestock had just been roped, lain to the ground, had their legs tied together and then their bodies burned with a hot branding iron. The horns of the bulls were taken off and they were castrated.

The scene that follows releasing the livestock would detail each calf being “mothered” — a term to describe the process of matching calves up with their moms. The Robinsons listened to the artist explain the painted scene. “We’ve had our eye on this painting for a long time,” Rae said. “Before the contest, I spotted this painting here and decided it belonged on our wall.” The print, ‘Slicker Time,’ is valued at approximately $370, while the original costs $6,500, a fair price considering Mosley had just won the Kamloops Annual

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Cowboy Festival’s Best of Show for the piece ‘Patience Required’ during the event from March 8 to 11. He also won runnerup for his pencil drawing ‘Terry.’ ‘Slicker Time’ is a fit for the Robinsons, who said they frequently take drives to the countryside and look at the various ranches. The couple entered the draw by purchasing at least $30 worth of items. They bought a birdcage and a model of an old store. The husband and wife moved to the Nicola Valley from Quesnel for the milder winters and to be closer to their family.

This is a joint program between the City of Merritt and the Merritt Country Road Runners. Tuesdays, April 3 - June 5 (10 weeks) - 5:30 - 6:30 pm Meet at Civic Centre Room #2 - 1950 Mamette Ave. This is an introductory running program for all levels of ability. The course will consist of walk/run intervals with the running times slowly increasing. The ultimate goal is to run the 5 km at the Merritt Country Run on June 10, 2012.

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HERALD OPINION Canada ranks high for corruption Canada ranks 10th best out of 183 countries on the 2011 index of Political Corruption Perceptions by Transparency International, lagging slightly behind the leading three countries of New Zealand, Denmark and Finland. In its report, Transparency International states, “The 2011 index draws on assessments and opinion surveys carried out by independent and reputable institutions. These surveys and assessments include questions related to the bribery of public officials, kickbacks in public procurement, embezzlement of public funds and the effectiveness of public sector anti-corruption efforts.” As a Canadian and a worldtraveller I have visited many of the countries listed far down on the corruption index, where daily the local newspapers are filled with reports of blatant government corruption. I have been proud of the fact that Canada is one of the least corrupt countries in which to live. My smugness when discussing political cleanliness, particularly with Americans, has been removed due to recent revelations that link RackNine Inc., an Edmontonbased company contracted by the Conservative Party during the last election, sent automated robo-calls with the intent to turn the tide in critical ridings across Canada. The fraudulent calls were made to persons not supporting the Conservatives, erroneously telling them that their voting place location had been changed, often to a location difficult to access, while other calls were made late at night to harass voters. Confusion resulted in many ridings with an unknown number of people unable to cast their votes which obviously had an effect on the outcome of the latest Canadian election.

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Cents are what hockey is all about PHILLIP WOOLGAR Merritt HERALD The Merritt Centennials entertained a strong crowd of supporters over the weekend, who waved red towels, pounded on drums and chanted the name of their hometown team in the first round of the BCHL playoffs against the Prince George Spruce Kings.

This is a Cents squad well-prepared to take on any team in the BCHL, and that includes the Penticton Vees, a team that once looked unbeatable but have since lost three of their last five and are tied in their series 2-2. Many people believe, though, that the Vees threw their last game of the regular season against Prince George, 5-2, so they could avoid a matchup against the Spruce Kings in the first round. Prior to the defeat, the Vees hadn’t lost in 42 games — since playing the Merritt Centennials on Nov. 5, when they lost 3-2 in overtime.

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But the losses that Penticton suffered to the Chilliwack Chiefs on Saturday and Tuesday breathe hope into the rest of the teams throughout the league. If the Chiefs manage to string together a couple more wins to take down the Vees, many Merritt Centennials followers will feel bittersweet because a Centennials/Vees showdown would be one for the ages. The Vees won the season series against the Cents 7-1 but Merritt was just one of four teams to beat them in the regular season — and with the loss

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to the Chiefs twice in the first round of the BCHL playoffs casting doubt onto the Vees, the Cents would stand a chance to take the series. And with the recent sweep of the Spruce Kings, the Cents’ confidence is high. Playoffs, and hockey in general, is largely a mind game, and with two teams going in the opposite direction, mentally, locals should expect one heck of a round if the Vees and Cents do square off. You can call me the converted, because when I moved to Merritt, I’d rather watch the Vancouver

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Canucks play on a buffering computer screen than see the Cents perform live. But I have since been to almost every Cents home game and have seen the passion that the crowd has flooded onto the team. This type of energy is what hockey is all about. It brings the community together and creates a culture that is 100 per cent genuine Canadian. For me, I hope the Vees take down the Chilliwack Chiefs and then we can really see what it takes to cheer the roof off of the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena. Wave those towels fans!

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YOUR OPINION Harper denies knowing of corruption

Volunteer appreciation dinner Dear Editor:

Honourees:

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Held at the Senior Centre in Merritt approximately 35 Volunteers enjoyed a scrumptious turkey and ham dinner organized and prepared by Hiro Yisoda, Myrna Jones, Donna Chorney, Betty Doberstein and many others. A huge display of salads and desserts were contributed by the members, along with a delicious “volunteer” cake. Some of the long time members were presented with pins and plants in appreciation of their many years of dedication.

Gladys Heyworth – 35 years Joan Gobin – 35 years Ann Rodschat – 35 years Myrna Jones – 35 years Marilyn Hunchak – 35 years Ann Van Steenes – 35 years Betty Doberstein – 30 years Del Lawrence – 25 years Jacquie Hall – 25 years Darquise Wallesch – 20 years Unfortunately not able to attend – but will get their card and

Conservative Party leader Stephen Harper, whose own constituency office used RackNine Inc.’s services, denies any knowledge of this fraudulent and unlawful activity and states whoever is responsible should face the full punishment of the law. Elections Canada and the RCMP are both investigating this criminal activity, and there are calls for a full public inquiry. How did RackNine know who to telephone? It is well-known that most Canadian political parties track voters through various means, and in the case of the Conservatives, they use the Constituent Information Management System which compiles personal data of voters, including their names, addresses, gender, party affiliation and voting history, among other things. Using this information, it was easy for unscrupulous persons to mount an electronic attack against their electoral adversaries. The question arises as to who was behind this conspiracy and the unlawful acts, and, was it more wide-spread than is currently known? There is no reason, at this time, to suspect the perpetrators were members of the Conservative Party, nor was it done with the knowledge of the party executive. Notwithstanding, there is a direct link to a corporation contracted by the Conservative Party to provide services to them during the last election, and this matter must fully investigate and the guilty persons brought to justice. A criminal investigation is obviously required; however, it may not provide all the facts due to the limitations of the law and investigative techniques available to Elections Canada and the Mounties. What is needed, is a full public inquiry with the powers of a Royal Commission to ensure Canadians that our political system is still one of the best in the world. Mr. Harper, of all people, should insist on a public inquiry, as the reputation of his party and the validity of his government is on the line, but more importantly, so is the trust by Canadians in their electoral process. Please, Mr. Harper, order a Royal Commission into this matter. Murray Mason Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

“Spring Fling Tea and Bake Sale” at The Florentine. This event takes place on April 20th from 9:00 a.m. through to 5:00 p.m. This event marks the grand opening

of The Florentine Gift Shop. All proceeds of the gift shop go directly into the resident fund for programming, day trips, supplies and equipment. Martin Hamer Merritt

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pin Joan Harkies – 40 years. Gert Latremouille – 35 years Linda Gardner – 30 years The Nicola Valley Health Care Auxiliary is a group of dedicated volunteers supporting

health care within our community. Thanks to all those who contribute their time, without you we would not be the valuable community organization that we are today.

band, has taken 18 years to get from inception to construction. Along the way the project proponents have had to obtain an Environmental Assessment Certificate from BC’s Environmental Assessment Office, approval from the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, and scads of other permits and licences including a water licence and crown land tenure. The scrutiny and regula-

Referring to MP Dan Albas comments in his letter on March 2. Maybe Mr Albas should walk his talk, in regards to his comments “I am accountable to the citizens of Okanagan Coquihalla” and “Hearing the concerns of citizens is very important to me.

When I was first elected to council I made a commitment to always return your calls. "It was a commitment I was pleased to honour as a city councillor and is one I will continue to stand behind as your member of Parliament.” In regards to the high price of gas in

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tory oversight is intense. And now, with the project finally underway, it’s proving to be the biggest economic shot in the arm for the Fraser Canyon in decades. Better yet, once it’s completed the Kwoiek Creek project will provide a cost-effective supply of clean, renewable energy for years to come with minimal impact on the environment.

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How many people are aware that run-of-river hydro projects in BC require more than 50 approvals, permits and licenses from 14 government agencies and regulatory bodies before they can be built? This takes years to accomplish. The 50 Megawatt Kwoiek Creek project south of Lytton is a perfect example. The $180 million project, a partnership with the Kanaka Bar Indian

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Penticton, over the last year or so, I have talked to his office several times since last June, including personally visiting his office three times since last December. His office, since early November, does not respond to my phone calls and visits. I filed an Access to Information Request Form on Jan. 31.

According to the laws in this regards, he must respond within a month, but no response to date. Does Mr Dan Albas, our MP, think he is above the law? I am now filing a complaint with the commissioner, as is my right under the law. Nelson Meikle Penticton

7 Day Weather Forecast for Merritt, BC - Thursday, March 22 - Wednesday, March 28, 2012 Thurs., March 22

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MLA says road should close to big rigs From Page 2 As it turns out, the highway has been safer for travel in the last couple of years than during the middle of the last decade. According to ICBC, the number of crashes and injuries along Highway 5A has been generally in decline dating back to 2006. In 2010, there were 25 accidents along the highway, resulting in 28 injuries. That proved to be an increase from 2009, in which there were 18 crashes involving 14 injuries. However, neither of the figures come close to touching the number of crashes in 2006. There were 47 accidents on Highway 5A that year, injuring 32 people. The following year, officials recorded 30 crashes injuring 22 people, while 2008 saw 33 crashes and another 18 people injured. ICBC does not yet have data from 2011 available. Joe Gardner, general manager of the Douglas Lake Ranch, is happy to see the number of crashes along Highway 5A decline, but isn’t convinced the road is safer. “It doesn’t feel any better,” he told KTW. Gardner said he still sees many large trucks travelling faster

‘I’d like the long-haul truckers to stay off of it.’ —KAMLOOPS-SOUTH THOMPSON MLA KEVIN KRUEGER

than they should for the road. “I make sure I don’t pass any trucks on the corners,” he said. Gardner noted that following the attention the highway received a few years ago there was a large enforcement presence, but that has since scaled back. Interestingly, though Gardner would like the large trucks to stop using the road, he doesn’t favour a ban. Kamloops-South Thompson Liberal MLA Kevin Krueger has been an outspoken advocate of banning the big rigs from the Old Merritt Highway. Though he credits the work of the province and road maintenance crews for the safety improvements along the route, he hasn’t changed his mind. “I’d like the longhaul truckers to stay off of it,” Krueger said, arguing the road should be left for locals and tourists and for agriculture use. He acknowledged a truck ban on 5A would likely force the province to consider doing so for similar highways in B.C.

Highway has hazardous history In April 2010, there were four crashes involving large trucks along Highway 5A, including two within two days. On April 28, a semi sideswiped another truck, throwing one vehicle against a rock wall while the other spun and jackknifed, landing its tail in Nicola Lake. The second truck hit a pickup truck. Injuries to the drivers of the semis were minor. One passenger in the pickup suffered a broken pelvis and a second passenger had a ruptured spleen. Police said one of the truck drivers fell asleep at the wheel. On April 14, two men were killed after they crashed their SUV into an oncoming chip truck near Trapp Lake. In that incident, the truck driver was not at fault as numerous witnesses saw the SUV driving erratically before the crash. In the following months, the Ministry of Transportation, through its commercial vehicle safety enforcement team, handed out 48 speeding tickets to

truckers. Besides handing out tickets, the ministry installed speed-reader boards, rumble strips and 200 barriers on five priority curves along the highway.

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RALLY GOOD DRIVING Merritt’s Nicki Beverley and Jeff Tooth from Calgary competed in the Cochrane Stage rally on the March 17-18 weekend. They finished 15th. The rally pair will be in Rocky Mountain House this weekend for a TSD (time/ speed/distance) event called the Trail of the Gnu. After a quiet April, Beverley and Tooth will be in Hillsboro, Ore., the first weekend of May, and in Calgary from May 12-14. Nicola Valley racing enthusiasts will be able cheer on their local heroine in June when the WCRC Mountain Trials come to town. Photo submitted

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Beverley participates in Anchorage’s ‘Running of the Reindeer’ From Page 3 Unfortunately, travel conditions prevented Beverley and Vaysburd from making it to Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk, the northern-most points of the Alcan odyssey. “Halfway up the Dempster Highway, and three hundred miles north of Dawson City, we were forced to stop. The highway was closed by 120 mph winds blowing snow across the road and an accident involving several semis and a couple of fatalities. It was awful.” Because there were no competitive stages further to the north, the Beverley-Vaysburd driving team and others decided not to wait out the weather and road conditions, and turned back for Dawson. “It was a long, quiet drive back,” declared Beverley. “It was devastating knowing that we had come so close. But we were doing so well in the TSD portion of the competition, and it was important that we stick together and support the other teams.” The rigors of extremely long days behind the wheel necessitated that Beverley, normally the navigator, take over some of the driving. It was a first-time experience for her. “It was more or less a forced ‘I’m exhausted so you need to drive’ situation,” she explained. “The travel each day was just so long that Max’s body was actually aching, and his calf muscle was cramping up. I would

drive 200-300 km at a time.” One of the most difficult stretches of driving was the second-last day’s descent from Tok, Alaska, down to the coastal city of Valdez. “The annual snowfall in Valdez is 12 feet,” said Beverley. “So far this year they’ve received 36 feet. On parts of the highway, the road is completely white, the huge snowbanks to your left and right are white and the sky is perfectly white. It was almost painful to open your eyes, let alone try to drive. They have these upside-down ‘L’ signs jutting out over the road to let you know where the edge of the road is.” Beverley and Vaysburd successfully made it to Anchorage, and actually wound up finishing in third place overall and first in their class. That’s when the

fun really started. “Anchorage has an annual festival called Fur Rondy. It’s a massive party that celebrates the end of winter. It’s also timed to coincide with the start of the famous Iditarod sled dog race. The whole town goes crazy.” Beverley got into the spirit of things by entering the ‘Running of the Reindeer’ event. “There were 2,200 participants and I was number 707. I was in heat three of seven. Basically, they put a very fertile female reindeer about two city blocks away. They gave us about a half-block head start, then released about 15 very aggravated male reindeer. They’re thinking about one thing, and we’re in the way. There were people falling all over the place, but I didn’t see anybody get hurt. It was all great fun.

“The majority of the participants were wearing costumes. There were even people running in bikinis and it was cold!” After all the fun, Beverley flew home to southern B.C., while Vaysburd was joined by his girlfriend and they drove the car back to Washington State. “I can’t wait until 2016 to do it again,” stated Beverley with complete certainty.

To The Merritt Minor Hockey Association Steve would have been humbled by the receipt of the Ron Ross Memorial Award and we are honored to accept it on his behalf. He truly loved every aspect of hockey and enjoyed mentoring Merritt’s youth. Steve spent many enjoyable after supper hours on the phone discussing the intricacies of the game with his hockey friends. Steve’s life was made richer by all the wonderful people who became part of his life thanks to hockey. An extra thank you to Ian for the moving tribute he offered again helping us move forward in grief by looking back with treasured memories. Sincerely, Shirley, Sam and Simon Carroll

************ Beverley wasted little time before returning to rally action. Last weekend, she was in Alberta competing at the Cochrane Stage Rally, the first round in this year’s Western Canadian Rally Championship series. “It was incredibly tricky road conditions constantly changing. “ The team of Beverley and Tooth finished 15th. Since 1911

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$127,500

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M 3715

$30,000

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M 3716

M 3625

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$549,000

Exquisite 3 bdrm Rancher Detached shop on .5 acre Hdwd flrs & custom window coverings Easy access & very private

M 3497

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Wonderful executive home on the Bench Totally finished 4 level split, fantastic views Gourmet kitch, 5 bdrms, 3 baths Beautiful l/scaping w/ terracing, gorgeous gardens

M 3612

$529,000

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4+ bdrm home on 9.91 ac. 18’ ceiling - magnificent views Hickory cabinets, maple floors, Walk-out daylight basement Central air, u\g sprinklers & more

M 3688

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Executive 3 bdrm rancher Riverfront, .55 acres Completely landscaped, flat property Hardwood thruout, incredibly private

M 3651

$485,000

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M 3440

M 3701

M 3638

$459,900

$439,000

One of a kind in Merritt!! Close to 4000sqft on 2 flrs Giant brick fireplace in bsmt Sauna w/ dual shower, dbl garage

$410,000

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• Main has 3 bdrms, 3 baths, open kitch/ lvgrm • 9’ ceilings, maple cabinets/granite counter tops • Bsmt has 2 bdrm legal ste, rec/games room • HST paid!!

$389,000

• 2180 sqft move-in ready - no renos needed • 4 bedroom rancher on Bench • New walnut kitchen cabinets • ¼ acres w/ private yard, attached garage

M 3676

$384,300

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Do you want comfort?? Open floor plan, crown mouldings Quality appliances & light fixtures Cherry h/wood flring w/ Travertine tiles

M 3664

$379,000

• Relax in the pool • 3 lge bdrms, 2 baths, vaulted ceilings • Lots of renos, over 14,00sqft lot U/g sprinklers • Lge sundeck w/ great views of valley & city

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M 3529

M 3678

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$362,000

Beautiful rancher w/ full bsmt 2 bdrm ste has own laundry Appliances included Located on a nice & quiet st

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$399,900

9.88 acres in Petit Creek 3 bedroom home with solarium Drilled well produces 157gpm Fenced & cross-fenced-3 bay shop

$398,000

M 3578

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• River & mtn views from the privacy of your back deck • Vaulted ceilings in the open design lvgrm, kitch & dinrm • Main w/birch flrs, kitch w.birch cab & granite countertops • Bsmt has recrm, wkshop, 1 bdrm legal ste w/ laundry

M 3668

Three bedrooms & a den Open concept design Beautiful views Home warranty

M 3665

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M 3682

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1600 sq ft 3 bdrm rancher on full basement Situated on a quiet cul-de-sac Walking distance to all amenities Lots of parking, low maintenance yard

M 3671

$349,000

• Newly built 1700+sqft Rancher in quiet CDS • Close to downtown, walking trails & schools • Open design-3 lg bdrms, 2 baths & a den • Fully fenced, l/scaped w/ 600sqft garage

M 3695

$349,000

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Bench home at end of CDS 4 bdrm, 2 baths, fully finished Large deck, A/C, UG sprinklers Parklike backyard across from crown land

M 3608

$329,000

• 3 bdrm custom Rancher on .27 flat acres • Open flr plan, Mill Creek cabinets, ceramic flring • U/g sprinklers, fully fenced backyard, heated garage • Gazebo w/ 6 person hot tub & RV parking

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M 3705

$319,000

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Very private, 4 poss 5 bdrm family home New appliances, central ai & vac 24x40 wired & heated shop Double lot & RV parking

M 3673

$308,000

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Beautiful open floor plan Double sided fireplace High ceilings Deluxe master bedroom

M 3579

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$299,900

Beautiful open floor plan Double sided fireplace High ceilings Deluxe master bedroom

M 3657

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$269,900

Very nice 4 bdrm 2.5 bath fam home Close to downtown & schools Central air, security system Garden shed & gazebo

M 3293

$269,000

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4 bedroom, 2 level home New 2-stage HE furnace in 2008 Quiet street, fully fenced yards Single car garage & Detached shop

M 3639

$268,900

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3 bdrm country charmer on 1.15 ac Lots or original h/wood Dining room has gas f/place Vinyl windows throughout

M 3710

$264,000

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4 bedroom home in a quiet location Crown molding, skylights, Granite counters, well designed kitchen Tile & laminate & carpet

M 3709

$260,000

• Bench location-3 bdrm, 2 bath family home • Central air, built-in vac, new furnace 2010 • 12x24 detached wired 220 shop • Nice fenced backyard for privacy

M 3693

$249,900

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Well cared for family home 5 bdrm, 3 bath Large 65x120 lot Located in good area

$259,900

M 3691

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Very well kept, one owner home 3 good sized bdrm up New flring, counter tops & fixtures Fully fenced backyard, close to schools

M 3690

$254,900

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$249,900

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3 bdrm family home Security system, 80% efficient furnace A/C, new windows, except bathroom Beautiful l/scaping, treed & fenced

M 3687

$249,000

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Bench location 4 bedroom, 2 bath family home Close to schools & parks Priced to sell!!

M 3689

$244,900

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3 bdrm home on 1.8 acres Newer addition in back is nicely finished Windows upgraded to vinyl dbl glazed Quiet rural setting w/ lots of room

M 3632

$241,000

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Quality 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath townhouse Heat pump, a/c, high efficient appliances Gas fireplace & many extras Low maintenance property

M 3685

$219,500

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Updated kitchen Roof approx 7 y/o Newer furnace & h/w tank Completely fenced on corner lot

M 3518

$179,900

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Covered parking Galley kitch w/ appl & skylite Patio doors from 2nd bdrm or den Nicola River in the back

M 3365

$175,000

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2 bdrm apt has a modern open floor plan Granite counter tops, SS appliances Has b/i wall a/c & in-unit laundry Urban living at its finest!!

M 3700

$169,000

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3 bedroom rancher Vinyl windows & siding 9 year old furnace Fenced front & back

M 3708

$159,900

INDUSTRIAL Commercial lot zones C-3 Off the main exit from Vanc. & kelowna. All services already in place at property edge. Outstanding exposure. M 3712 $89,900 • • • •

Corner lot on a quiet street 2 bdrm home w/ some newer flooring Nice, big lvg rm & new bathroom Lots of rm to build a shop

M 3675

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$139,900

Brand new double wide Already set up in the ever improving Tree’s Mobile Park Quick possession

M 3704

$89,900

• Urban living at its finest! • 1 bdrm apt features a modern open concept design • Perfect for entertaining • Granite counter tops, laminate & tile in kitch & bath

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M 3699

M 3633

• • • •

$149,000

Under new management 1 bdrm apartment Stratified building Centrally located

M 3525

Great flat lot in popular subdivision. Close to elementary schools. Minutes from walking trails & downtown shopping. Services are at lot line and priced to sell. M 3674 $65,000 Fully serviced R-2 lot, close to schools & d/t. Bring your bldg ideas. Trades considered. M 3274 $72,900

Beautiful river view lot close to downtown. Nice, quiet neighborhood. The uncompromised view never to change. M 3707 $89,000 2 lots on Eagle Crescent w/ no building restrictions. Plans available w/ the builder. Close to all amenities. M 3679-3680 $95,000

4 bdrm home in excellent neighborhood Easy walk to downtown Golf only moments away 360sqft deck Central a/c & new windows

M 3575

New lots in quiet cul-desac & crescent setting. Fully services including curbs & storm drain all prepaid by the developer. M 3692 $57,000

Good sized lot, ok for double wide. City services @ prop line. Mountain view in a quiet area. M 3534 $79,000

RANCHER • Very nice & clean family home • New flooring, includes h/wood upstairs • New bathrms, new lge kitch w/ lots of cupbrds • 2 fireplaces, new furnace in ‘03.........

Cheapest lot listed for sale in all of Merritt! Upper Bench neighbourhood - Grandview Heights. Underground services to lot line. Bargain price and NO HST!! M 3616 $55,000

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$76,900

Affordability at its best 2 bdrm manufactured on private lot 1 car garage, 2 garden sheds, rm for RV 120 sqft addition, 100sqft deck on CDS

$145,000

2 bdrms in strata bldg Central location Laminate flring New roof in 2010

M 3486

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M 3652

• • • •

$76,900

Nicely updated 3 bdrm, 3 level townhouse A bathroom on each 3 levels Nice, fully fenced backyard Great 1st time homebuyers & investors

$138,000

1 yr pad rent included 2 bdrm, 1 bath, nice, open design 5 appliances included New fence around lge yd & storage shed

M 3658

$74,000

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Excellent condition 2 bdrm Sandpiper Ground floor, 6 hi-end appliances Laminate flooring, updated light fixtures Fans in both bdrms, air conditioned

M 3677

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$118,000

Nice & open design-2 bed, 2 bath 24x10 covered deck Detached 16x12 wkshp w/ power Bay windows/skylite & more….

M 3536

$69,000

• Ground level condo w/ newer paint & carpets • In ste laundry, new dryer • Open flr plan for living rm & kitchen • Affordable first time or retirement living

M 3702

• • • •

$117,000

One bdrm in strata building Rent $550-600 Under new management Shopping & bus close by

M 3613

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M 3684

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$68,000

2 bdrm in Strata unit in Sandpiper Easy walk to downtown core Bus service only moments away Laundry rm & air conditioning

$114,000

5 yrs old & priced to sell All appliances incl pellet stove Good sized kitch, din & lvgrm 3 months prepaid pad rent

M 3711

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M 3703

• • • •

$67,000

Commercial lot-C3 zoning Good investment property Tenant pays $700/month + utilities Lane access & close to downtown

$114,000

Rent to own considered Buy your own home Nice 3 bdrm, 2 bath home Appliances included

M 3270

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M 3706

• • • •

$59,900

Good condition 2 bdrm Sandpiper 5 appliances included Extra cabinets in laundry room Priced to sell-call today

$113,500

Well kept 3 bedroom manufactured home 18x20 interlocking driveway 6 appliances, newer paint & flooring Garden area, 2 decks, storage shed

M 3607

$37,500

Block bldg on Nicola Ave. 2500 sqft adjacent lot is included. Retail exposure. M 3649 $289,000 Retail on Quilchena totals 3966sqft. 2nd floor has 6 residential apartments. Gross income is close to $55,000/annum. New boiler, roof, overall well maintained M 3698 $395,000 Amazing opportunity in downtown Merritt. 12,000sqft commercial building for purchase or lease. Over 10,500sqft of retail space, or lease @ $6./sf. Bonus lot at 2152 Nicola Avenue. M 3697 $850,000

Desired Bench location. Owner pd GDT & WR charge. Phase 2 w/ gorgeous views. All u/g services. M 3570 $99,000 Extra lge double lot. 2 city water & sewage hookups. Private setting, flat site. Easy access w/ paved roads. M 3495 $100,000

NEW PRICE

Nicola Lakeshore Estates. 1.1 ac 15 min from Merritt. Enjoy the outdoors and build your dream home. M 3572 $195,000 24 acres in beautiful Sunshine Valley. Treed lot, very private, easy access. Many potential building sites. Hydro & phone lines to property line. M 3603 $227,000 Waterfront lot on Nicola Lake. 3km to Quilchena Hotel. Close to Merritt & Kamloops. Private access to lake. M 3478 $349,000


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M 3686

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$549,000

Exquisite 3 bdrm Rancher Detached shop on .5 acre Hdwd flrs & custom window coverings Easy access & very private

M 3497

$540,000

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Wonderful executive home on the Bench Totally finished 4 level split, fantastic views Gourmet kitch, 5 bdrms, 3 baths Beautiful l/scaping w/ terracing, gorgeous gardens

M 3612

$529,000

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4+ bdrm home on 9.91 ac. 18’ ceiling - magnificent views Hickory cabinets, maple floors, Walk-out daylight basement Central air, u\g sprinklers & more

M 3688

$499,900

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Executive 3 bdrm rancher Riverfront, .55 acres Completely landscaped, flat property Hardwood thruout, incredibly private

M 3651

$485,000

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• Spacious 6000+sqft completed living space • 6 bdrms, 5.5 baths-luxurious master bdrm • Dream kitchen, lge games rm, bar rm w/ bar • Large 3 bay garage-RV parking

• Executive 5 bdrm, 4 bath family home • Amazing chef’s kitchen w/ granite countertops • Low maintenance landscaping-lane access • Inground pool & private backyard

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M 3440

M 3701

M 3638

$459,900

$439,000

One of a kind in Merritt!! Close to 4000sqft on 2 flrs Giant brick fireplace in bsmt Sauna w/ dual shower, dbl garage

$410,000

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• Main has 3 bdrms, 3 baths, open kitch/ lvgrm • 9’ ceilings, maple cabinets/granite counter tops • Bsmt has 2 bdrm legal ste, rec/games room • HST paid!!

$389,000

• 2180 sqft move-in ready - no renos needed • 4 bedroom rancher on Bench • New walnut kitchen cabinets • ¼ acres w/ private yard, attached garage

M 3676

$384,300

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Do you want comfort?? Open floor plan, crown mouldings Quality appliances & light fixtures Cherry h/wood flring w/ Travertine tiles

M 3664

$379,000

• Relax in the pool • 3 lge bdrms, 2 baths, vaulted ceilings • Lots of renos, over 14,00sqft lot U/g sprinklers • Lge sundeck w/ great views of valley & city

• • • •

M 3529

M 3678

1 SOLD - 1 LEFT

D SOL

$362,000

Beautiful rancher w/ full bsmt 2 bdrm ste has own laundry Appliances included Located on a nice & quiet st

$360,000

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$399,900

9.88 acres in Petit Creek 3 bedroom home with solarium Drilled well produces 157gpm Fenced & cross-fenced-3 bay shop

$398,000

M 3578

NEW PRICE

• River & mtn views from the privacy of your back deck • Vaulted ceilings in the open design lvgrm, kitch & dinrm • Main w/birch flrs, kitch w.birch cab & granite countertops • Bsmt has recrm, wkshop, 1 bdrm legal ste w/ laundry

M 3668

Three bedrooms & a den Open concept design Beautiful views Home warranty

M 3665

D SOL

M 3682

Vicky Martin Sales Rep

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$359,000

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1600 sq ft 3 bdrm rancher on full basement Situated on a quiet cul-de-sac Walking distance to all amenities Lots of parking, low maintenance yard

M 3671

$349,000

• Newly built 1700+sqft Rancher in quiet CDS • Close to downtown, walking trails & schools • Open design-3 lg bdrms, 2 baths & a den • Fully fenced, l/scaped w/ 600sqft garage

M 3695

$349,000

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Bench home at end of CDS 4 bdrm, 2 baths, fully finished Large deck, A/C, UG sprinklers Parklike backyard across from crown land

M 3608

$329,000

• 3 bdrm custom Rancher on .27 flat acres • Open flr plan, Mill Creek cabinets, ceramic flring • U/g sprinklers, fully fenced backyard, heated garage • Gazebo w/ 6 person hot tub & RV parking

$329,000

M 3636

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M 3705

$319,000

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Very private, 4 poss 5 bdrm family home New appliances, central ai & vac 24x40 wired & heated shop Double lot & RV parking

M 3673

$308,000

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Beautiful open floor plan Double sided fireplace High ceilings Deluxe master bedroom

M 3579

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$299,900

Beautiful open floor plan Double sided fireplace High ceilings Deluxe master bedroom

M 3657

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$269,900

Very nice 4 bdrm 2.5 bath fam home Close to downtown & schools Central air, security system Garden shed & gazebo

M 3293

$269,000

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4 bedroom, 2 level home New 2-stage HE furnace in 2008 Quiet street, fully fenced yards Single car garage & Detached shop

M 3639

$268,900

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3 bdrm country charmer on 1.15 ac Lots or original h/wood Dining room has gas f/place Vinyl windows throughout

M 3710

$264,000

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4 bedroom home in a quiet location Crown molding, skylights, Granite counters, well designed kitchen Tile & laminate & carpet

M 3709

$260,000

• Bench location-3 bdrm, 2 bath family home • Central air, built-in vac, new furnace 2010 • 12x24 detached wired 220 shop • Nice fenced backyard for privacy

M 3693

$249,900

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Well cared for family home 5 bdrm, 3 bath Large 65x120 lot Located in good area

$259,900

M 3691

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Very well kept, one owner home 3 good sized bdrm up New flring, counter tops & fixtures Fully fenced backyard, close to schools

M 3690

$254,900

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$249,900

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3 bdrm family home Security system, 80% efficient furnace A/C, new windows, except bathroom Beautiful l/scaping, treed & fenced

M 3687

$249,000

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Bench location 4 bedroom, 2 bath family home Close to schools & parks Priced to sell!!

M 3689

$244,900

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3 bdrm home on 1.8 acres Newer addition in back is nicely finished Windows upgraded to vinyl dbl glazed Quiet rural setting w/ lots of room

M 3632

$241,000

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Quality 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath townhouse Heat pump, a/c, high efficient appliances Gas fireplace & many extras Low maintenance property

M 3685

$219,500

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Updated kitchen Roof approx 7 y/o Newer furnace & h/w tank Completely fenced on corner lot

M 3518

$179,900

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Covered parking Galley kitch w/ appl & skylite Patio doors from 2nd bdrm or den Nicola River in the back

M 3365

$175,000

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2 bdrm apt has a modern open floor plan Granite counter tops, SS appliances Has b/i wall a/c & in-unit laundry Urban living at its finest!!

M 3700

$169,000

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3 bedroom rancher Vinyl windows & siding 9 year old furnace Fenced front & back

M 3708

$159,900

INDUSTRIAL Commercial lot zones C-3 Off the main exit from Vanc. & kelowna. All services already in place at property edge. Outstanding exposure. M 3712 $89,900 • • • •

Corner lot on a quiet street 2 bdrm home w/ some newer flooring Nice, big lvg rm & new bathroom Lots of rm to build a shop

M 3675

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$139,900

Brand new double wide Already set up in the ever improving Tree’s Mobile Park Quick possession

M 3704

$89,900

• Urban living at its finest! • 1 bdrm apt features a modern open concept design • Perfect for entertaining • Granite counter tops, laminate & tile in kitch & bath

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M 3699

M 3633

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$149,000

Under new management 1 bdrm apartment Stratified building Centrally located

M 3525

Great flat lot in popular subdivision. Close to elementary schools. Minutes from walking trails & downtown shopping. Services are at lot line and priced to sell. M 3674 $65,000 Fully serviced R-2 lot, close to schools & d/t. Bring your bldg ideas. Trades considered. M 3274 $72,900

Beautiful river view lot close to downtown. Nice, quiet neighborhood. The uncompromised view never to change. M 3707 $89,000 2 lots on Eagle Crescent w/ no building restrictions. Plans available w/ the builder. Close to all amenities. M 3679-3680 $95,000

4 bdrm home in excellent neighborhood Easy walk to downtown Golf only moments away 360sqft deck Central a/c & new windows

M 3575

New lots in quiet cul-desac & crescent setting. Fully services including curbs & storm drain all prepaid by the developer. M 3692 $57,000

Good sized lot, ok for double wide. City services @ prop line. Mountain view in a quiet area. M 3534 $79,000

RANCHER • Very nice & clean family home • New flooring, includes h/wood upstairs • New bathrms, new lge kitch w/ lots of cupbrds • 2 fireplaces, new furnace in ‘03.........

Cheapest lot listed for sale in all of Merritt! Upper Bench neighbourhood - Grandview Heights. Underground services to lot line. Bargain price and NO HST!! M 3616 $55,000

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$76,900

Affordability at its best 2 bdrm manufactured on private lot 1 car garage, 2 garden sheds, rm for RV 120 sqft addition, 100sqft deck on CDS

$145,000

2 bdrms in strata bldg Central location Laminate flring New roof in 2010

M 3486

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M 3652

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$76,900

Nicely updated 3 bdrm, 3 level townhouse A bathroom on each 3 levels Nice, fully fenced backyard Great 1st time homebuyers & investors

$138,000

1 yr pad rent included 2 bdrm, 1 bath, nice, open design 5 appliances included New fence around lge yd & storage shed

M 3658

$74,000

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Excellent condition 2 bdrm Sandpiper Ground floor, 6 hi-end appliances Laminate flooring, updated light fixtures Fans in both bdrms, air conditioned

M 3677

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$118,000

Nice & open design-2 bed, 2 bath 24x10 covered deck Detached 16x12 wkshp w/ power Bay windows/skylite & more….

M 3536

$69,000

• Ground level condo w/ newer paint & carpets • In ste laundry, new dryer • Open flr plan for living rm & kitchen • Affordable first time or retirement living

M 3702

• • • •

$117,000

One bdrm in strata building Rent $550-600 Under new management Shopping & bus close by

M 3613

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M 3684

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$68,000

2 bdrm in Strata unit in Sandpiper Easy walk to downtown core Bus service only moments away Laundry rm & air conditioning

$114,000

5 yrs old & priced to sell All appliances incl pellet stove Good sized kitch, din & lvgrm 3 months prepaid pad rent

M 3711

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M 3703

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$67,000

Commercial lot-C3 zoning Good investment property Tenant pays $700/month + utilities Lane access & close to downtown

$114,000

Rent to own considered Buy your own home Nice 3 bdrm, 2 bath home Appliances included

M 3270

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M 3706

• • • •

$59,900

Good condition 2 bdrm Sandpiper 5 appliances included Extra cabinets in laundry room Priced to sell-call today

$113,500

Well kept 3 bedroom manufactured home 18x20 interlocking driveway 6 appliances, newer paint & flooring Garden area, 2 decks, storage shed

M 3607

$37,500

Block bldg on Nicola Ave. 2500 sqft adjacent lot is included. Retail exposure. M 3649 $289,000 Retail on Quilchena totals 3966sqft. 2nd floor has 6 residential apartments. Gross income is close to $55,000/annum. New boiler, roof, overall well maintained M 3698 $395,000 Amazing opportunity in downtown Merritt. 12,000sqft commercial building for purchase or lease. Over 10,500sqft of retail space, or lease @ $6./sf. Bonus lot at 2152 Nicola Avenue. M 3697 $850,000

Desired Bench location. Owner pd GDT & WR charge. Phase 2 w/ gorgeous views. All u/g services. M 3570 $99,000 Extra lge double lot. 2 city water & sewage hookups. Private setting, flat site. Easy access w/ paved roads. M 3495 $100,000

NEW PRICE

Nicola Lakeshore Estates. 1.1 ac 15 min from Merritt. Enjoy the outdoors and build your dream home. M 3572 $195,000 24 acres in beautiful Sunshine Valley. Treed lot, very private, easy access. Many potential building sites. Hydro & phone lines to property line. M 3603 $227,000 Waterfront lot on Nicola Lake. 3km to Quilchena Hotel. Close to Merritt & Kamloops. Private access to lake. M 3478 $349,000


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‘Broads With Rods’ is just one of the many activities that Mharie Sinclaire is involved with. She is an active participant in the fishing comminity in Merritt. Phillip Woolgar/Herald

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Nice Avant-Garde Cameron Mitchell, 14, won a $50 prize for his work in the 6th Annual Community Arts Show in the ‘Best Kid’ category. The ‘Best Overall’ went to Cassandra Donen, who won $150. Submitted

What are your feet doing? At the MERRITT HERALD we employ feet to get our newspaper to your doorstep. Using your feet to help deliver the news is a great form of exercise and a healthy way to stay in shape. It also relieves stress and lowers your blood pressure. Here are some interesting facts about feet: • • • • • •

Each toe has three bones except the big toe, which only has two. 25% of the bones in your body are in your feet. That’s 26 bones! Or in some rare cases, 28! Your feet excrete as much as half a pint of moisture every day The largest feet in the world belong to a man sporting size 28½ The average person walks about 10,000 steps a day. Over a lifetime that’s 4 times around the world Standing is more tiring than walking because of the strain placed on the same few muscles

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Mharie Sinclaire has amazed many throughout the Nicola Valley with her uncompromising energy and passion for fishing. “I have been fishing since I was four years old,” she said. “That’s a long time.” She was hesitant to share her age, but by the way she moves — both mentally and physically — most locals are blown away when they learn the truth. When asked how she does it, she summed it up with one example: “I started having problems with my back so I took up walking and snowshoeing, then the leisure pool,” she explained. “My bone density improved by 30 per cent. You can work on it... I also fish six months of the year.” Sinclaire recently started ‘Broads With Rods,’ a local fishing group that is already 25 strong, after only about two months. Each member learned about Sinclaire through word-of-mouth and realized the benefits of learning to fish from a woman of her calibre. “I’m the head broad,” she

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said. The group has so far had a meeting and workshop. Their first trip is planned at one of the lower lakes on April 29, but an exact location hasn’t been determined. She is equipping members of her group with an entomology kit, which will help them identify species of insects and allow them to make decisions about which type of fly to use, which is all a part of the art. This time of year is exciting for the woman who lives by the motions of her fly rod. “I just do fly fishing,” she said. “I definitely don’t do ice fishing. That’s far from what I do. I don’t believe in it.” She said she releases the fish she catches and fish caught on the ice “don’t stand a chance. “Fly fishing is very meditative,” she said. “If I catch a fish, then that’s a bonus.” Each Broads With Rods member pays $20 to join and gets all the benefits of ‘The Trout Express,’ the other class that she teaches. Those one-on-one day lessons cost $250. “I do about one of those per week,” she said. “I do that in June, July, September and october, not in August because it’s too hot and the fish aren’t biting.”

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weight your back has to hold. When the weight is located at the front of your body, such as when you are pregnant, it makes the arch in the lower back increase. This puts more pressure on the low back joints, ligaments, and muscles. If you cut out all the junk food and food with a high fat content, any weight you gain will be a “healthy increase in weight” due to the growth of the baby. Any extra weight over and above this will be body fat. This will be difficult to lose after the baby is born. No. 3 When sitting, elevate your legs or use an ergonomically designed chair to take pressure off the lower back. No. 4 Wear shoes that give your feet good support. A smaller heeled shoe is better than no heel at all, but don’t go over two inches as it may cause you to lose your balance easier and fall.

If you are going to lift the object, make sure you do it with your legs, not with your back. Bend your knees, keeping your back fairly straight, grasp the object, and straighten your legs to lift. If you can get into the habit of lifting with your legs, you’ll protect yourself from back injury even when you are not pregnant. No. 6 Try to avoid carrying objects in your arms in front of you. Any extra weight in your arms only adds to the weight already out in front of you. Carry objects down at your sides, or use a luggage carrier or other similar tote device with wheels, or ask for help. No. 7 Exercise your back conservatively on a daily basis. By strengthening and stretching your lower back muscles,

the pain and spasms will be not as severe and your physical recovery after the baby is born will be faster. For specific exercises, see your chiropractor for advice. No. 8 Undergoing conservative chiropractic and massage therapy while pregnant has been shown to significantly decrease hip, lower back, upper back, neck, and tension headache symptoms. These conservative treatments are very safe and do not require any drug interventions, which should obviously be avoided during pregnancy and breastfeeding. No. 9 Avoid standing for prolonged periods of time. If you must stand for a while, stand with one foot elevated on a footstool. For example, if you are standing at the

sink washing dishes, open the cupboard door and put one foot inside the cupboard. This will automatically elevate one of your feet. Every few minutes alternate each foot. No. 10 Use a firm mattress that offers good back support. If your mattress is sagging, it would be best to simply replace the mattress. If that is not an option for you, try firming it up somewhat by putting ½” plywood between the mattress and boxspring.

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Prevention a ‘key’ to protection BARRIE OGDEN BARRIE’S BANTER Last week’s home invasion, where a resident was attacked by an intruder carrying a knife, is a reminder that life in small town B.C. can offer unexpected and horrific situations. Although the suspect has not been apprehended, our RCMP detachment, in co-operation with other law enforcement agencies throughout the province, continues its search. Now might be a perfect time for resi-

dents to update their own approach to home security and establish strategies to protect yourself and your family members. Cpl. Kathleen Thain sent me some Safety and Security suggestions which included: doing a security check of your home to uncover possible entry points and to correct any weak points, keep entrances and garages well-lit at night, and install good locks and always use them — even if you live in Logan Lake and think that crime doesn’t happen here. A first-class tool which you might consider installing is a wide-angle viewer in your front door which allows you to see visitors before opening the door or, at the very least, ensure your door

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unable to, what happens when the sick person hasn’t designated someone to make medical decisions and other similar, difficult problems. And, far too often in the case of death, people are left facing the struggle of coming to terms with the loss of a loved one, dealing with the issues of a church service or some form of Celebration of Life and, last but certainly not least, matters related to Wills and Estate issues. While certainly not fun topics, these are all matters which should and need to be dealt with well in advance of difficult situations and, at a time when there aren’t, hopefully, a wide range of emotional issues which complicate and, perhaps even prevent, intelligent decisionmaking. To help each of us, whether we have

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has a “peep hole” to see who’s on the other side. However, probably the most important instrument within your control, is common sense and to never open a door to a stranger without credentials. All of us should mark valuable posses-

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How ‘sweep’ it is! By Ian Webster THE HERALD

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The Merritt Centennials pulled off the improbable Tuesday night, with a 3-1 victory over the Prince George Spruce Kings, and a four-game sweep of their first round best-of-seven BCHL series. Chad Brears’ powerplay goal at 9:02 of the second period proved to be the winner in game four, played at the Coliseum in Prince George. Other Cents’ marksmen on the night were Evan Stack and Carter Shinkaruk, while the Spruce Kings’ only tally came off the stick of Leo Fitzgerald while his team was playing shorthanded. Tuesday night’s game was a somewhat bizarre affair as Prince George began the door-die contest without both defenseman Ben Woodley and forward Michael Betz, who were healthy scratches from the line-up for “unspecified reasons related to the team”. Things got even stranger in the second period when the BCHL‘s leading scorer in the regular season, Prince

A TEAM OF DESTINY! The Merritt Centennials swept their first-round series against the Prince George Spruce Kings and appear poised and ready to make a long run into the post-season. It’ll be the Penticton Vees or Chilliwack Chiefs in round two, commencing Tuesday, March 27. Ian Webster/Herald

George’s Paul De Jersey, blew a gasket in the second period and got himself ejected from the game. With his team only down a goal, but still very much in the fray, De Jersey - for some unknown reason ‘attacked’ the Cents’ Brent Fletcher on the cornerboards, highsticking him in the head

and throwing several punches. De Jersey’s teammates battled on gamely for the remaining 30 minutes of regulation play, but simply could not beat Centennials’ netminder Lino Chimienti, who was by far and away the most outstanding performer in the series. The 20-year-old Chimienti, who is in his

final BCHL season, was brilliant in all four outings against the Spruce Kings, allowing just six goals on 116 shots in total for a sparkling 1.50 GAA and .948 SV%. Cents’ captain Stack was almost as prominent as his puck-stopping counterpart. Including Tuesday’s tally, the Calgary native scored his team’s winning goal

in games two, three and four. Stack’s game three contribution on Monday night, also in Prince George, was a crucial one - in overtime, after the Spruce Kings had fought back from a twogoal deficit. The 4-3 OT loss was undoubtedly crushing to a Prince George team that had fought the

Cents tooth-and-nail for three games but came away with nothing to show for it. Despite scoring first in both games one and two in Merritt last Friday and Saturday, the Spruce Kings could not build on to their leads. Chimienti’s superb goaltending combined with timely Cents’ scoring both nights resulted in 4-1 and 3-1

Merritt victories and a 2-0 lead in the series. Centennials’ head coach and GM Luke Pierce, in a post-game interview in Prince George immediately following his team’s series-clinching win on Tuesday, was effusive in his praise for his team. “We had great goaltending, we had contributions from our defence, we had just an all-around team effort. I can’t say enough about how proud I am of these guys.” As for Prince George’s team, Pierce stated, “I give those players that lasted throughout a ton of credit. They played real hard to the end and could have won any of the games with some breaks.” The Centennials get to enjoy some well deserved rest prior to the start of the Interior Conference finals on Tuesday, March 27. The Cents’ round two opponent is yet to be determined (see BCHL playoff scores below). “Chilliwack is playing Penticton real hard right now, and hopefully that series goes as long as possible, no matter who wins it,” stated Pierce. “

COASTAL CONFERENCE

INTERIOR CONFERENCE Penticton(1) vs Chilliwack(4)

Merritt(2) vs Prince George(3)

Powell River(1) vs Coquitlam(4) Surrey(2) vs Cowichan Valley(3)

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Nlha’kapmx Cup goes to the Chiefs By Ian Webster THE HERALD

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The 20th annual Nlha’kapmx Cup Warrior native rec tournament this past weekend at the Shulus arena was not just about hockey; it was also an opportunity for family members, relatives and friends from throughout the southern Interior to gather and celebrate their history and their close relationship. Take this year’s champions, the Kamloops Chiefs, for example. Yes, they were happy with their decisive 6-2 victory over the Merritt Warriors in the final game Sunday afternoon. After all, the host squad had defeated them 4-2 in the round robin of the five-team tournament. But when the final buzzer went to end the championship game, the Chiefs were more interested in collecting the clan for pictures than in basking in their win. As Kamloops’ coach Gene Gottfriedson stated, “The tournament is really all about our families getting together and spending time with each other.” He went on to explain that there were a total of ten Gottfriedsons and Potskins (their cousins) on the Chiefs’ team. Even more meaningful, the Kamloops’ squad consisted of no fewer than five father-and-son combinations. “We’ve been getting together for tournaments like this for 25 years,” said Gottfriedson. “They’re pretty special.” The Kamloops’

coach chuckled when asked about two Nicola Valley additions to his talented squad. “We adopted Joe (Quewezance),” he said with a laugh, “and Brendan (Colter) was looking for a team to play for, so we gave him a call.” The late local pickups more than carried their weight for their new team as both Quewezance and Colter scored twice for the Chiefs in the championship game. Meanwhile, Jordan Collins notched both goals for the Warriors. Third place in the weekend tournament went to the Mudslingers, fourth to the Red Hot Chilli Peppers and fifth to the Buzzards. The ‘Chilli Boyz’ (as they were also known) from Quilchena had all kinds of family representation on hand at the Shulus rink with two generations represented on the ice, and two more generations cheering them on from the grandstands. One of those fans was Walter Archachan, nephew of the late William ‘Willy’ Chillihitzia, one of the early sports leaders and hockey enthusiasts at the top of Nicola Lake back in the 1940s. “We used to play right on the lake,” said Archachan, “or on the swamp by the old bridge, or even in the hay fields – wherever there was ice. We’d use gum boots for goal posts, and hockey sticks made from willow that we cut in the bush. Back in those days, we

didn’t even know what a blue line or red line was. At the lake, we had a wooden scoreboard on the shoreline, and a concession that sold hot dogs for ten cents.” Originally called the Quilchena Rangers and then the Braves, “the team would play games against the likes of the Douglas Lake Red Wings and “a bunch of non-natives who would come out from town, said Archachan. We all became really good friends.” Archachan also recalls the first Quilchena teams that would go into Merritt to play games. “We played on an outdoor rink that was located where the Bedford Apartments are now, and later at the first indoor rink in town – where the A&W is.” It wasn’t until the late 1970s that Chillihitzias and their relatives began playing minor hockey in Merritt. The first wave included the likes of John Chillihitzia (youngest son of William Sr.), Kevin Ned and Steve Manuel. Several of these talented youngsters would eventually play for the junior A Merritt Centennials. On Saturday, the Chillihitzias also took time out from one of their games to get a team picture taken, with wily veterans standing alongside youngsters not yet old enough to play in the tournament. The photograph captured all that the Nlha’kapmx Cup tournament has come to stand for. Both a treasured past and a promising future.

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You can register your child at the Merritt Civic Centre or the Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre during normal business hours. First time registrations will also require a birth certificate. For more information, call Shauna at 378-3748.

The Kamloops Chiefs (above) avenged an earlier 4-2 loss in round robin play to defeat the Merritt Warriors 6-2 in the championship game of the 20th annual Nlha’kapmx Cup at the Shulus arena on the weekend. The Chiefs were helped out by a pair of late Nicola Valley pickups: Brendan Colter and Joe Quewezance (back row, middle). Ian Webster/Herald

Chillihitzias keep it all in the family

The Red Hot Chilli Peppers (above) came by their name honestly with a host of Chillihizia family members and relatives on the team. Shown are (back row, left to right) Sylvester Cohen Jr., Philip Chillihitzia, Dwight Chillihitzia, David Russell, Patrick McRae, Bradley Chillihitzia, JJ Holmes, Cody Schindler, Clifford Chillihitzia (middle row) Randy Chillihitzia, Walter Chillihitzia, Jessie Kightley, William Chillihitzia, Terry McRae, Arnold Chillihitzia (coach) John Chillihitzia (front row) Soren Anderson, Brayden McRae, Jalen McRae. Missing: Cody Kightley, Henry Chillihitzia, Murphy Chillihitzia. Ian Webster/Herald

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WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE NICOLA VALLEY Have an event we should know about? Tell us about it by calling 250-378-4241 or emailing production@merrittherald.com at 7:30 p.m. at the NVIT Lecture Theatre the society presents “BEGINNERS”, rated PG. and featuring Christopher Plummer. Parking is free and there is no food or drink allowed in the theatre. For more information phone 250-378-3974. The Film Society would like to apologize for the inconvenience of the March 12th cancellation and looks forward to seeing you on the 26th.

CMS BAND FUNDRAISER Grade 7 and 8 students are having a steak dinner and auction table at the Grand Pub and Grill on March 31st to raise money for year end concerts and trips. Scheduled trips include Cultus Lake and Vancouver with performances along the way. Look for fitness certificates, jewellery, eye wear and many more items donated by generous members of our community on the auction table. Tickets are $15.00, available at the school office 378-6104 and at the door. For more info. call Sue 378-0811

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX PROGRAM CVITP started on March 6 at Crossroads Community Church, Tuesday & Thursday 9 a.m. - 12 noon. Will run until April 24th and April 26th and will be pick-up y only.

NICOLA VALLEY FILM SOCIETY *New Date * Monday, y, March 26

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RUMMAGE SALE Rummage Sale at Trinity United Church Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 24 at 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. MERRITT NAVY LEAGUE CADET CORPS Would you like to help out the youth in our community (ages 9 - 13) ? The Navy League Cadet Corps in Merritt is currently looking for Volunteer Instructors and Officers. You will be trained by Commanding Officers from The Navy League of Canada. FMI & find out where to sign up please call Branch Pres. Michelle Fox @ 378-4099 or CO Rob Wagar @ 378-7276. VALLEY VISUAL ARTIST’S 18TH ANNUAL SHOW & SALE Merritt Civic Centre on Friday, Saturday & Sunday, March 23, 24 and 25th. The reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday with refreshments and music. This latest show and sale will feature art by club members in a variety of mediums including oil,

acrylic, pastel, photography, pencil and pencil crayon. Subjects range from still life to floral, from area landscapes to the abstract. A boutique table offering greeting cards and smaller paintings illustrating local area scenes is also included. A Tooney Draw will be held throughout the weekend with the winner(s) being announced at the close of the sale on Sunday. COURTHOUSE GALLERY Coming to the Courthouse Gallery in April, is the newest rage in the art world, Art Trading Cards. Artist Alexandra Edmonds, will be bringing this new art form to the Courthouse Gallery beginning April 2nd. There will be 3 workshops and a 2 week show of the work with a trading session at the end of the show. The dates of the workshops are as follows: April 2: Dry media (pens, pencils,pens, markers) April 9: Wet Media (watercolour, acrylic, ink) April 16: Paper Media (collage, paper cuts,

folded paper, recycled materials). There will be a dropin fee of $20 for each workshop and there will be room for 20 in each workshop date. Artists from all over the world are creating, and now selling these little masterpieces in different mediums and pertaining to several different subjects. Mediums used include, Watercolor, Oil, Acrylic, Coloured Pencil, Pastels, Pyrography, Pen and Ink, Sketching, and Collage. Many different styles such as Abstract, Surrealism, Outsider Art, Impressionism, Expressionism and more, are being created. This is extremely collectable Pocket Art. For further information or if you have questions, please contact Kathi at: Kathi. Courthouse.Gallery@ gmail.com or klassicalart7@hotmail.com or at the Courthouse Gallery at 250-378-6515 The new gallery hours are: Thursdays 4-8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from Noon – 6 p.m.

BAILLIE HOUSE Baillie House staff and volunteers are selling daffodils. All proceeds will go to support the Canadian Cancer Society. Please pre-order by calling 378-0349. ST. MICHAEL’S ANGLICAN Easter Bake Sale and Coffee Break, St. Michael’s Anglican Hall, 1990 Chapman St. Saturday, March 31, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Coffee and muffin $4.

EXTREME WEATHER SHELTER *VOLUNTEERS NEEDED If you are interested in volunteering please call the Community Policing Office at 250-378-3955 or drop in at 2013 Quilchena Ave. The Community Response Extreme Weather Shelter will be open until Mar. 31 at 2199 Coutlee Ave. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and guests may stay until 8 a.m. the next day.

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Drop-In Volleyball Mondays - 7 - 9 p.m. CMS. 250-378-6212 Food Bank Bingo Fridays - Elks Hall - 5:30 p.m. Guides Mondays - 5:30 -7 p.m. 250-378-4768 Ladies’ Curling League Wednesdays, 6 - and 8 p.m. Call 250-378- 8175 or 250-378-4917 Lions’ Bingo Mondays - 5:30 p.m. - Elks Hall Fridays - 5 p.m. - Elks Hall Living With Loss Support Group Wednesdays - 7 to 8:45 p.m. 2025 Granite Ave - 250-280-4040 Lower Nicola Band Bingo Saturdays - Elks Hall - 5 p.m. Lower Nicola Community Hall Card Games - 2nd & 4th Tuesdays 7 p.m. - Starting Oct. 25 Call 250-378-9545 or 378-4732 Lower Nicola Society First Monday - 7 - 8 p.m. at the Lower Nicola Hall Masonic Lodge Members Fourth Monday - 7:30 p.m. 2065 Quilchena Ave. Merritt Duplicate Bridge Club Tuesdays 7 p.m. Seniors’ Center 250-378-5550 or 250-378-4577 Merritt Elks Lodge Clubs Second & Fourth Wednesday - 8 p.m. Elks Hall 250-378-9788 Merritt Lawn Bowling Sun., Tues., & Thurs. at 7 p.m. 250-378-2950 Merritt Lions Club First & Third Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Best Western - Han’s Golden Wok 250-378-9509 Merritt Moms Prenatal - Post Natal Support group. Open Monday - Friday - 8:30 a.m. 250-378-2252 Merritt Mountain Bike Association Weekly & daily rides. For more info www.merrittmountainbiking.com

Merritt Snowmobile Club Second Tuesday of the month 7 p.m. - Civic Centre 250-315-1082 Merritt Shriners’ Club #29 Fourth Wednesday - 5 p.m. N.V. 4-H Club Every Second Tuesday - 6:30 p.m. Central School - 250-378-5028 N.V. Community Band Tuesdays - 7 p.m - CMS Music Room 250-378-5031 or 250-378-9894 N.V. Dirt Riders Association For info. contact: 250-378-3502, nvdra@live.ca and www.nvdra.com N.V. Explorers Second Wednesday - N.V.I.T. # 1 - 7 p.m. 250-378-4476 or 250-378-4413 N.V. Horseshoe Club Meetings Wednesdays - 6 p.m. Smith Pioneer Park 250-378-5007 or 250-378-6980 N.V. Heritage Society Last Wednesday - Baillie House 250-378-0349 N.V. Health Care Auxiliary First Tuesday - 7 p.m. - Hospital N.V. Fall Fair Third Monday - 2145 Quilchena Ave. 7 p.m. 250-378-5925 N.V. Fish & Game (except July and Aug.) Third Wednesday - 7 p.m. Phelan House - 2236 Jackson Ave. 250-378-4572 or 250-378-4904 N.V. Quilters Guild First & Third Thursdays Civic Centre 7 p.m. 250-378-9642 N.V. Search & Rescue Second Monday - 7 p.m. At the airport 250-378-6769 N.V. Women’s Institute Second Wednesday - 1:30 p.m. In member’s homes 250-378-2536 Narcotics Anonymous Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays: 7 - 8 p.m. - St. Michael’s Anglican Church One Way Krew Youth Group Tuesdays - 7 - 8:30 p.m. Crossroads Community Church - 250-378-2911

Patricia Rebekah Lodge #33 Second and fourth Monday - 7 p.m. Merritt Lawn Bowling Clubhouse Rocky Mountain Rangers Cadet Corp Tuesdays - 6 p.m. 250-378-1302 or 250-572-3775 Royal Canadian Legion Branch Fourth Thursday - Legion Hall - 7 p.m. Royal Purple First and Third Mondays each month 1:30 p.m. - Downstairs @ Elks Hall 250-378-9788 Rotary Club of Merritt Every Thursday - Noon Brambles Bakery Cafe. 250-378-5535 Rotary Club of Merritt - Sunrise Every Tuesday - 7 a.m. Brambles Bakery Scouts Wednesdays 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Diamondvale Elementary Seniors’ Centre Bingo Tuesdays - 1 p.m. Seniors’ Mixed Curling Mondays & Tuesdays - 1 - 3 p.m. 250-378-5539 Soup Kitchen Tuesdays 11:30 - 1:15 p.m. Anglican Church Hall Sparks Mondays - 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Central School - 250-378-4768 Teen Centre Friday Nights - 4 to 9 p.m. 250-315-0248 Toastmasters Club 3929 Tuesdays - 5 p.m. at the Merritt Library http://3929.toastmastersclubs.org 250-378-5855 Valley Visual Artists General club information contact: Bev Veale at 250-378-6001 Membership information contact: Shirley Sauviat at 250-378-9442 or Country Bugs Books, Quilchena Ave. Vintage Car Club - Merritt Chapter Second Wednesday - 7:30 p.m. Ska-Lu-La Workshop Al (250-378-7402) Ted (250-378-4195)

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Employment

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Education/Trade Schools

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Career Opportunities Required Immediately. Journeyman Heavy Equipment Technician for Vernon Dealership. Our Heavy Equipment Technicians maintain, repair and rebuild heavy equipment at our shop and in the field in a safe, efficient and capable manner. Qualifications required: Journeyman certification. Have a strong awareness and attitude towards workplace health and safety. Able to meet the physical demands of a Heavy Equipment Technician. Working knowledge of computers. Experience in the Forestry and construction Industry. Woodland Equipment Inc offers excellent wage compensation, extended health benefits. On-going industry training and year round employment. We are one of the largest Hyundai dealers in Canada and believe our continued growth is a result of our highly skilled and engaged employees who deliver excellence in the Workplace. Come join our team in sunny and warm Vernon, where you will be appreciated, love our climate and enjoy all our outdoor activities. Please forward your resume via email to rgilroy@woodland equip.com. No phone calls please.

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Please call 250-315-0261 for more information. An earthmoving company based in Edson Alberta requires a full time Heavy Duty Mechanic for field and shop work. We require Cat Dozer/Deere excavator experience. You will work a set schedule for days on and off. Call Lloyd @ 780-723-5051 LOGGING Truck Drivers needed in Maple Ridge and Harrison area. 2-3 years experience. if interested send resume, 2-3 references, and a clean drivers abstract by fax(250-578-8525) or e-mail (black.2@telus.net offering $25.00-$28.00 depending on experience.

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Cards of Thanks

Cards of Thanks

The family of Marg Reynoldson wishes to say…

Thank-you During this difÀcult time we learn how much our family and friends mean to us. Thank you so much for your gestures of kindness and sympathy at a time when it was deeply appreciated.

Funeral Homes

Funeral Homes

Help Wanted

Property Manager Assistant Part-time Position

Duties Include: • Provide administrative support to Property Managers • Answer telephones • Reference checks • Assist in the coordination of maintenance activities Qualifications: • Class 5 Driver’s License • Minimum of 2 years experience working in an office environment

Apply to: Royal LePage Merritt 1988 Quilchena Ave. Box 1992 Merritt, B.C. V1K 1B8

5401257

INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICIAN

Ardew Wood Products is seeking an experienced industrial electrician to join our team in Merritt, BC. Sawmill and planer mill automation experience would be an asset. Dependent upon the applicant, a full-time or part-time position is available. Competitive Salary and beneÀt package offered. Please send application to info@ardew.com or Attention Erik Norgaard, PO Box 280, Merritt, BC V1K 1B8. Closing date April 2, 2012. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. To learn more about Ardew Wood Products visit our website at www.ardew.com

Obituaries

Obituaries

LAND Mary

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Call 250-378-2141 to book an appointment 2113 Granite Avenue Merritt, BC

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1929-2012 Mary passed on March 16 at 100 Mile House, where she had recently chosen to move to be closer to family members. Predeceased by her husband Jim, and survived by children: Gord (Donna), Bev, Nancy and grandson, Ian. Jim and Mary had retired to Lower Nicola from the coast in 1979. Mary lived in Lower Nicola, then moved into town, and lastly spent four years at Nicola Meadows. Mary had been an avid bowler in her time and spent over 25 years involved with the hospital auxiliary. She had many health challenges in the last few years, and is now pain-free and at peace. Her family members extend their gratitude to the residents and staff at Nicola Meadows for the care and inclusion she came to feel while residing there. No service or flowers by request. Donations in Mary’s name to the BC Lung Association would be greatly appreciated by the family members.

PART-TIME CIRCULATION MANAGER (approx. 20 hours/week)

The award winning Merritt Herald is currently looking for an enthusiastic individual to Àll the circulation manager position. Main duties would be to make sure our newspaper arrives at every doorstep in the Merritt, Lower Nicola and Logan Lake areas. Responsibilities • Communicating with carriers and customers. • Handle all phone inquires and complaints in a professional and efÀcient manner. QualiÀcations • Must have strong organizational and communication skills • Be able to work well under pressure. • Some ofÀce/computer experience is also required. • Must also have own form of transportation. If you are interested please drop your resume off in person to 2090 Granite Ave., Merritt, BC. No phone calls please.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Position Summer Student Employment Opportunity Position Summary The position will be required to perform general labour duties. Salary The 2012 pay rate as per the CUPE Collective Agreement is $13.00 per hour, plus 16% in lieu of beneÀts. Hours of Work This is a full time seasonal position. Essential QualiÀcations Students hired under this program must meet the following eligibility requirements: • Was registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year. • Intends to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year. • Is a student in a post-secondary, vocational or technical program. • Is not attending full-time classes while carrying out the Job pursuant to this Agreement. • Is legally entitled to work in Canada. • Is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations. • Does not have another full-time (30 hours or more per week) summer job. • Preferred QualiÀcations • BC Driver’s License • First Aid level 1 Experience • Equipment Operator – weed eating, lawn mowing and operating various power tools • Painting • General clean-up • Microsoft Word and Excel Programs Current resumes reÁecting applicants’ knowledge, skills and abilities relevant to the position and detailing education, qualiÀcations and proof of required licenses/certiÀcates/degrees will be accepted prior to 4:00 p.m., March 30, 2012 by: Carole Fraser, Human Resources City of Merritt PO Box 189, 2185 Voght Street Merritt, BC V1K 1B8 Or by email: cfraser@merritt.ca We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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DL Baker Construction Canada is looking for Journeymen Carpenters and Foremen in Kitimat. BC, Canada. Red Seal Preferred. Carpenters must have experience with installation of footing forms, slab on grade forms, build and install wall, column and elevated horizontal forms. Ability to layout work, off supplied control lines. And the ability to correctly rig and hoist material, ability to signal, rig and work safely with cranes. Project Terms is Project Based Wages are in accordance with Project Labour Agreement between Kitimat Modernization Employer Association and Coalition of British Columbia Building Trades for the Kitimat Modernization Project Please forward resumes to patton@bakerconcrete.com

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PRODUCTION WORKERS If you are a motivated self-starter, in good physical shape, and thrive within a challenging and dynamic setting please submit your resume, with complete references to:

Aspen Planers Ltd. P. O. Box 160, Merritt, B. C. V1K 1B8 Attn: Brenda Stockford before March 24, 2012. Fax @ 250-315-4237 or email: brendastockford@apgroup.ca Quote position you are applying for in the subject line. No phone calls please. USW wages and benefits will apply.

We thank all applicants who express interest, however only those selected for interview will be contacted.

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Townhouses 3 bdrm, 2 storey townhouse, small front/back yard, pets negotiable, $890/mon. gas incl. 250-682-0409

Want to Rent Mature truck driver wants to rent rural property or single bay shop for inside tractor parking within 30 min. of Merritt. Ref. avail. 250-494-4486

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DL Baker Construction Canada is looking for Laborers and Foremen in Kitimat. BC, Canada. Red Seal Preferred. Laborers will possess competency in assisting on the installation of all types of formwork, performing general labor work and placing concrete. Have the ability to correctly rig and hoist material, ability to signal, rig and work safely with cranes. Project Terms is Project Based Wages are in accordance with Project Labour Agreement between Kitimat Modernization Employer Association and Coalition of British Columbia Building Trades for the Kitimat Modernization Project Please forward resumes to patton@bakerconcrete.com

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FOR SALE Inglis Washer - $150.00 Kitchenaid Dryer - $100.00 250-378-6865

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1988 Quillchena Ave., Merritt, BC

February 27, 2012

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FOR RENT 2 BED APARTMENT

The historic Quilchena Hotel is seeking a keen, motivated full-time chef/cook - a team leader in culinary credentials and excellent organizational skills. Successful candidate will maintain high food quality, work well with staff and ensure 100% guest food satisfaction. Seasonal April to October. Responsibilities: • Developing and creating a menu and preparing for cafe, Àne dining, saloon and banquets • Food cost controls and monitoring of food cost relative to budgets • Maintaining a clean efÀcient kitchen • Purchasing and inventory controls • Supervising and guiding kitchen staff • Ensuring compliance to all standards and procedures for workplace safety. Resumes will only be accepted by e-mail to: hotel@quilchena.com

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Transportation

Transportation

Auto Financing

Cars - Sports & Imports

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Legal Notices

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

NOTICE TO REMOVE PRIVATE LAND FROM WOODLOT LICENCE # W1860 Please be advised that Wayne and Lana Schindler is proposing to remove 232 hectares of private land from Woodlot Licence #W1860 located in the vicinity of Lindley Creek Road. Inquire/comments to the proposal must be submitted to Wayne and Lana Schindler, 1417 Lindley Creek Road, Merritt BC V1K 1L4 by April 22, 2012. Only written inquires received by the above date will be responded to. Information about this proposal can be obtained by contacting Wayne Schindler 250-378-2683.

SHACKAN INDIAN BAND NOTICE OF PROPOSED LOCAL REVENUE LAWS AND INVITATION TO MAKE PRESENTATIONS NOTICE IS GIVEN, pursuant to section 6 of the First Nations Fiscal and Statistical Management Act (hereafter referred to as the “FSMA”), that the Shackan First Nation (“The First Nation”) propose to enact the Shackan First Nation Property Assessment Law, 2012 and the Shackan First Nation Property Taxation Law, 2012 (hereafter referred to as the “Proposed Laws”). DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSED LAWS: The Proposed Laws are a property taxation law and a property assessment law, both made under the authority of section 5(1)(a) of the FSMA. The property assessment law provides for the assessment and valuation of interests in land on the reserve lands of the First Nation, including appointing assessors, inspecting property, preparing assessment rolls, and mailing assessment notices. The property assessment law also provides a process for reconsideration of assessments and for a right of appeal to an independent assessment review board. The property taxation law establishes a taxation regime that taxes interests in land in the reserve, and includes provisions for exemptions, grants, preparing tax rolls and tax notices, the levy of penalties and interest on unpaid taxes, and the collection and enforcement of unpaid taxes. A COPY OF THE PROPOSED LAWS may be obtained from: Shawn Swakum, Shackan First Nation, at 2160 Settlers Road, Merritt, BC. COUNCIL OF THE FIRST NATION INVITES WRITTEN REPRESENTATIONS regarding the proposed Laws. Written representations may be made to the Council from the date of this notice until May 15th, 2012. Persons wishing to make a written representation must deliver the document containing the representations to: Shawn Swakum, Shackan First Nation, 2160 Settlers Road, Merritt, BC V1K 1M9. Representations should be made on or before noon, **May 15** 2012 in order to ensure consideration by Council. Before making the Proposed Laws, Council will consider all written representations received in accordance with this Notice. CONTACT INFORMATION: For further information or questions regarding the Proposed Laws, this Notice, or the making of written representations to Council, please contact Shawn Swakum, Shackan First Nation Band Office by telephone at (250) 378-5410. This Notice Dated: **March 14, 2012**

Researchers for GeoTourism Program

INVITATION TO TENDER We are looking for individuals with strong knowledge of the Gold Country area's historical and natural sites, to conduct research and write articles for field guides. For further information on this project and specifics as to the requirements, please contact: Gold Country Communities Society

1-877-453-9467 or 250-457-6606 geotour@telus.net www.exploregoldcountry.com

Closing date: April 20th, 2012

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08 FORD RANGER X-CAB 4X4

80,120 kms Z668

09 PONTIAC VIBE AWD

$129/Bi-weekly

*

18,904 kms Z645

Z679

$120/Bi-weekly

*

Z531B

44,256 44,2 44 ,2 2 kms Z661 Z66 Z Z6 66 61

07 MAZDA DA CX CX-9 9 AWD

74,500 kms

$145/Bi-weekly

*

10 CHEVROLET EQUINOX

11 CHEVROLET IMPALA

49,869 kms

09 PONTIAC MONTANA SV6

$192/Bi-weekly

*

11 DODGE DURANGO 1 4X4

$274/Bi-weekly

***

31,680 kms Z673

67,665 kms OR465912A

07 MAZDA B400 X-CAB 4X4

$122/Bi-weekly

*

120,000 kms CT53751A

GT16381B

$176/Bi-weekly

***

84,000 kms Z636A

08 DODGE ARMADA 4X4 AWD

$269/Bi-weekly

*

56,500 kms Z594A

***

09 JEEP LIBERTY

07 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE

65,889 kms

$166/Bi-weekly

$ 176/Bi-weekly

*

10 CHEVY EVY VY EQUINOX QUINOX AWD

$258/Bi-weekly

**

30,745 kms Z663A

$211/Bi-weekly

*

*** 60 months OAC, ** 72 months OAC, *84 months OAC. See dealer for details.

Out of town customers: 1-888-378-9255

250-378-9255

www.murraygmmerritt.com

DL# 30482

2049 Nicola Avenue, Merritt, BC


Merritt Herald, March 22, 2012