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Forty arrests during bike rally, patrons respectful, says RCMP By Phillip Woolgar THE HERALD

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ON THE WILD SIDE Wild T and the Spirit entertained the crowds on Thursday — opening night of the four-day Great Canadian Bike Rally in Merritt. The rally weekend included four days of entertainment and biker activities. See Pages 3 and 9 for more photos from the weekend. Phillip Woolgar/Herald

Despite the Merritt RCMP taking 40 people into custody after a busy 2nd Annual Great Canadian Bike Rally, Const. Tracy Dunsmore said the four days went relatively smoothly. The entire force responded to nearly 250 files from Friday to Sunday, which is above average, but not bad for a weekend featuring a rally. Dunsmore said 10 extra officers were called to Merritt from Kelowna, Penticton and Kamloops. Several highway patrol officers also joined the force. “There were several roadside prohibitions due to drinking and drugs, but with the road checks set up over the weekend, it was found that the majority of persons were accessing local transit or designated drivers,” she said, noting

the 40 arrests were mainly for public drunkenness. “There were a couple of domestics we had over the weekend, but it was mostly minor alcohol infractions, so we didn’t have the impaired drivers or bar fights or anything like that, which was nice.” Several violation tickets and warnings were issued. General duty members didn’t charge any impaired drivers and no vehicle accidents were reported. Dunsmore said there were more files in this year’s rally because of a higher turnout. Rally organizers didn’t return Herald phone calls by press time to comment on attendance. “It was higher than a normal weekend, but it wasn’t really high for having so many extra people in town,” Dunsmore added. “All-in-all, the patrons were very respectful of the community and well behaved.”

Second motorcycle rally a sizzler in Merritt By Phillip Woolgar THE HERALD

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As motorbikes started rumbling into the Nicola Valley last week, excitement among locals brewed until the entertainment finally kicked off Thursday at the 2nd Annual Great Canadian Bike Rally. The four-day event slowly simmered at first, but the crowd set the event on fire by the time Jerry Doucette hit the Main Stage on Saturday. “I’m so thankful to everyone here tonight,” Doucette said

between songs. “Maybe we’ll come back and do this again next year.” Rally organizers didn’t return Herald phone calls to comment about attendance numbers as of press time, but several locals commented on a lower-than-expected turnout. Hopes for a massive crowd were high, as organizers had their sights on an estimated 15,000. Street mall merchants said the blazing heat, which neared 40 C for most of the weekend, was a turnoff for shoppers. One merchant said with tem-

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year was a Hell’s Angels booth, which featured items with the infamous motorcycle club’s logo. This year, the children’s charity event also featured the After Party at Nicola Valley Memorial Arena. On Friday night, Tony Robertson and Hogwash hosted an all-star jam, while Brickhouse hosted the jam on Saturday with John Lee Sanders and Steve Kozak. Tickets cost $20 on Friday, but after a low attendance that night, prices dropped to $10 per ticket in hopes of generating a better turnout.

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The rally included four days of steady entertainment, including concerts from high-profile bands such as Harlequin, Streetheart, Jerry Doucette and John Lee Sanders — as well as approximately 25 other groups. Blues Brothers Too — a duet that impersonates the Tom Arnold group made famous in the 1970s on Saturday Night Live — made stops at random locations and began singing. The four days also featured poker runs, biker games, a show ‘n’ shine, Supermoto races, burnouts and stunt riding.

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Merritt RCMP arrest Alberta fugitive Man wanted in six cities lived in Merritt for months By Jade Swartzberg THE HERALD

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Merritt RCMP arrested a man wanted in six Alberta cities before he could become criminally active in Merritt. Officers arrested Nathan Weir on July 6, several months after his arrival in Merritt with information obtained through the B.C. Fugitive Return Program about his whereabouts. “He has not been charged with any criminal offences in Merritt but we had some dealings with him,” RCMP Cst. Tracy Dunsmore. While the RCMP doesn’t usually arrest people with warrants from other provinces, Dunsmore said Merritt RCMP contacted Alberta RCMP because Weir had so many warrants for arrest and they decided it was worth their while to bring him back to Alberta.

“They made all the arrangements and we knew where he was living in town so we were able to arrest him,” said Dunsmore. “There were no incidents [related to the arrest].” The 33-year-old was wanted in Red Deer, Rimby, Blackfalds, Sylvan Lake, Ponoka and Sundre, Alberta. Offences included two counts of fraud over $5,000, three counts of fraud under $5,000, and several counts of failing to appear or attend court. Weir was also wanted for two counts of forgery, two counts of forging a document as well as impaired driving and possession of property obtained by crime. His criminal history dates back to 1999. “Due to the excellent proactive policing and cooperation between the B.C. Fugitive Return Program and the Merritt RCMP and Vancouver Police Department, Mr. Weir was returned to face prosecution on his outstanding charges,” said an RCMP press release. Weir was escorted back

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to Red Deer by the Alberta Sheriffs and the Alberta Attorney General funded his return, which was co-ordinated by the Fugitive Return Program. The Fugitive Return Program is managed by the RCMP and funded by the Civil Forfeiture Office within the B.C. government. Created to hold individuals living in B.C. with out of province arrest warrants accountable, the program has facilitated the return of 19 people since September 2011.

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• Council adjusts sprinkling restrictions mid-season City of Merritt councillors voted to alter the 2012 sprinkling regulations to make it more convenient for residents to water lawns and flower beds.

• Knotty Linda ‘ties the knot’ with Merritt Many merchants from throughout the province thrive on events targeting niche crowds, making the 2nd Annual Great Canadian Bike Rally in Merritt last week a unique opportunity for sellers with original products.

The 2nd Annual Great Canadian Bike Rally offered an action packed weekend in Merritt. Clockwise from the top: Quin Pooley participates in a biker burnout downtown Friday; Diane Pennock from Langley tosses a tire at the rodeo grounds; local Knights of Columbus members cooked breakfast each day; a Supermoto contestant races on Sunday; Mayor Susan Roline waves from the front of the procession on Thursday; and judges inspect bikes during the Show ‘N’ Shine on Saturday. Ian Webster, Phillip Woolgar and Jade Swartzberg/Herald

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The City of Merritt is seeking proposals from interested parties to operate the City-owned Claybanks RV Park/Campground under a lease agreement for a ten-year term, January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2022. Request For Proposal (RFP 2012-07) documents can be obtained through the City’s website at www.merritt.ca or can be requested through the City of Merritt, 2185 Voght St., Merritt, BC. Deadline for Proposals to be received by the City is 4:00 p.m. local time, August 6, 2012. For further information please contact: Larry Plotnikoff Leisure Services Manager City of Merritt 250-378-4224 (ext 206) lplotnikoff@merritt.ca The City of Merritt reserves the right to reject any and all proposals and to choose the proposal that is in the best interests of the City.

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For those who may be considering running in the upcoming election, it is important to acknowledge the time commitment that is required by elected officials. Council meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month for their regularly scheduled Council meeting. As well, Council meets for informal Committee of the Whole meetings. Councillors also serve on various committees that meet on a regular basis on other evenings of the week. Weekends are usually spent reading Council Agenda packages which consist of staff reports and correspondence from other government agencies and the public. Prospective candidates should give serious consideration to the huge time commitment that is expected when holding elected office. It is recommended that prospective candidates speak to a current or former member of Council to discover just how much of their time and energy Council members devote to the community.

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COMMON ELECTION QUESTIONS Who may run? You may run for elected office if you: • are a Canadian citizen; • are at least 18 years old on September 15, 2012; • have lived in British Columbia since March 15, 2012 or longer; • have not been disqualified from voting in an election. • residency or land ownership within the City of Merritt is not a requirement for candidates

Who may nominate? Candidates must be nominated by two City of Merritt electors (either resident or non-resident).

Who may vote? Persons who live in the City of Merritt (owners and tenants) may vote as a “resident elector” if they: • are a Canadian citizen; • are at least 18 years old on September 15, 2012; • have lived in British Columbia since March 15, 2012 or longer; • have lived in the City of Merritt since August 15, 2012 or longer; • have not been disqualified from voting in an election. Persons who own property in the City of Merritt but live elsewhere may vote as a “non-resident elector” provided they: • are a Canadian citizen; • are at least 18 years old on September 15, 2012; 12, 2012 2012 or longer; • have lived in British Columbia since March April 15, • have been an owner of property within Merritt since August 15, 2012 or longer; • do not live within the City of Merritt; • only register in relation to one (1) piece of property; • and, if more than one (1) person owns the property, only one (1)owner may register and that person must have the written consent of a majority of the others

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Boy collects bottles for charity By Jade Swartzberg THE HERALD

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One small boy in Merritt has set out to make a big difference for children and families in British Columbia. Seven-year-old Jacob Schultz is on a mission to raise money for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. Since April, Jacob and his family have been collecting recyclable bottles and cans and have raised nearly $250 so far. By next April, Jacob hopes to be able to present the BCCH with a big cheque and he’s asking the community for some help. It’s a cause that is certainly dear to his heart. With a condition called Dysautonomia, which affects his autonomic nervous system, Jacob has had to stay at the Children’s Hospital for treatment. When his baby brother Daniel was born, the whole family travelled to Vancouver for two months because Daniel needed open heart surgery at four days old. “A month before he was born, my mommy had to go to the hospital every week so they

could take pictures of his heart and make sure he was still safe,” reads a flyer Jacob is distributing. “We got to go with her and see his picture on the screens and look at his heart too.” The hospital workers are really good with the siblings as well as the patients, said Jacob’s mother Christiane Schultz. In fact, during their last visit, the kids got to see the Batmobile and the waiting room is always stocked with video games, movies and toys. “They really make the best of a bad situation for a lot of kids,” said Jacob’s father, Amery Schultz. “The care is very familycentred.” Besides keeping the kids entertained, the nurses are very good about answering the kids’ curiosities, he said. “They really calmed the kids down and took the kids one by one and explained what all the tubes and wires were for with Daniel,” said Christiane. Because of the kind treatment they always receive, the Children’s Hospital has made an impression on the fam-

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Erosion of the Nicola Riverbank in Rotary Park has jeopardized the public pathway behind the band shell and a water line, according to a City of Merritt Public Works report to council. Rising water levels and increased water speeds have increased the erosion and though council did not budget for erosion control in 2012, Public Works Manager Shawn Boven recommended that council approve the repair work. Boven said rip rap (large broken rock) would need to be placed strategically along the river to reinforce the bank — a job estimated to cost $30,000. Council unanimously

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Programs at the Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre Jacob Schultz collecting bottles and cans during the bike rally. He raised about $50 in recyclables and about $30 in change for his change box during the pancake breakfast. Submitted

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ily, and when Jacob saw the construction and heard about the expansion to the hospital, he decided he wanted to help raise money. First he said he would give half of his paper route money, then he started collecting recyclables, picking them up as he went for walks with his family. Last weekend during the bike rally, he hauled his wagon and his extendable claw downtown and

collected bottles and cans that people had thrown away. “I really want to help BCCH build their new hospital so they can help other kids and their families like they helped ours,” said Jacob. “It’s a really good place to give money to — this hospital saves children’s lives and is very important.” Amery said the BCCH fundraising department is “enamoured” with his efforts and have given him permission to use the official logo as he raises funds. In October, he is going to Vancouver for a fundraising seminar for children eight to 18 years old. While Jacob is quiet around strangers, his parents say he is full of ideas and excited about his goal.

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approved the repair work on July 10, authorizing the funds to come from the Council Contingency Fund and other operational accounts. Council has $25,000 in the contingency fund, approximately $15,000 of which will be used for the upcoming byelection. After this expense, $10,000 should be used for the erosion control, with an additional $5,00 coming from the Public Works drainage funds, and the remainder coming from other operational accounts. “Cities encounter unforeseen expenses,” said CAO Matt Noble. “We can’t tell what nature is going to do to us. “You plan a budget and it’s your best guess of what will happen.” Boven’s report to council

explained that over the years the Nicola River’s course has been altered through development activities. These changes increased the speed of the river and increased the erosion at the river bends. “While often this doesn’t impact City infrastructure, in this case we have a water supply main to the golf course and the access road to the rear of the band shell at Rotary Park at risk if the erosion is left unchecked,” said Boven’s report. Currently, an area near the river is roped off for safety reasons. Public Works already received approval from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to proceed with the repairs.

“Certainly the whole family got on board, but this sevenyear-old is inspiring,” said Amery. Anyone wishing to donate to Jacob’s cause can drop recyclables off at the George Hale Bottle Depot and say it’s for Jacob Schultz for the BC Children’s Hospital. Those unable to drive bottles to the depot can phone Amery at 250-3155632 and the family will pick them up.

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Notice of Field Studies For the Proposed Trans Mountain Expansion Project Teams have begun the field program related to the proposed Trans Mountain Expansion project. This field work is taking place along the pipeline corridor. It will gather information, as a first step, to support routing and environmental studies for the proposed project. These studies will be used in the preparation of Kinder Morgan Canada’s facilities application which is expected to be filed with the National Energy Board in late 2013. Field studies began in June 2012 and will continue throughout 2012 and 2013 field seasons. The timing and nature of this field work will be subject to change depending on the weather and time of day. The work includes: Wildlife and bird surveys Fish and fish habitat assessments Soil and vegetation identification Noise and air quality studies Forestry health review Archaeology field studies Traditional knowledge studies Route feasibility assessments We are committed to a thorough and open engagement program about the proposed Trans Mountain Expansion Project. For more information, please contact us: www.transmountain.com | info@transmountain.com | 1.866.514.6700


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HERALD OPINION Canada makes UN top ten list Most citizens have heard of the financial troubles facing countries like Greece, Spain, Italy and the Eurozone in general government spending exceeds revenues. Likewise most taxpayers are also aware of the many steps our government has taken with Budget 2012 to be proactive in keeping Canada strong now and in the future. Critics often respond by suggesting that what happens in the Eurozone could never occur in a country like Canada. While such thinking is understandably common, how many citizens heard that last week alone three cities in the State of California filed for bankruptcy protection? I am not suggesting that this will occur in Canada; however, I raise these issues to point out the need and importance for government to take proactive action. Efforts to reduce spending, known as “austerity measures,” are politically unpopular and, likewise, attempting to increase revenues through taxes is equally disliked by hard-working taxpayers. Faced with unpopular political decisions, some governments have decided to borrow and run deficit budgets. As a short term solution this has been a workable option for some; however, the risk of credit rating downgrades and increased debt payments on interest take money away from other government programs and create an unsustainable fiscal environment. Our government has taken a proactive and blended approach in Budget 2012. From an austerity perspective, our government is committed to achieving $5.2 billion in savings as a result of reduced government spending and increased efficiencies. However, the government also believes that there is another way to keep Canada strong and that is by growing our economy. The larger intent of Bill C-38 was to promote responsible resource development in moving towards a “one

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Merritt Chamber plans party for locals JADE SWARTZBERG Merritt HERALD For four days last weekend downtown Merritt was alive both night and day. It was nice to see for a change even though it meant motorcycle engines were the last thing I heard before I fell asleep at night and the first thing I heard waking up in the morning. Since the vendors

packed up and the bikers rode off into the sunset Sunday evening, we’ve had a few days of Merritt’s usual quiet, but don’t get too used to your airconditioned homes just yet because it’s time for another party — this one planned by locals for locals. When the Merritt Mountain Music Festival was cancelled this year, the Merritt and District Chamber of Commerce had already begun planning its annual street mall and decided the show would go on despite the news. And so, this Friday and Saturday the barriers will be up once more and new booths and vendors will set

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up shop downtown Merritt, but this time vendors are not catering to the tourists. While the Street Fest may attract any out-oftowners to who happen to be visiting, this event is designed to showcase the local businesses and other community groups to the locals. And it’s a nice idea really. It’s like a family barbecue versus a party with friends and new faces. Both are fun — and Merritt’s had the opportunity to experience both back to back — but sometimes it’s nice to celebrate on familiar turf with the people you know. Boosting local business through similar events is

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not new to the Merritt Chamber. Shortly after I arrived here as a new reporter in September 2010, Merritt businesses hosted a 50s event on Quilchena Avenue to encourage locals to come downtown. Hula hoop and highest hair-do contests were among the festivities that day and locals wore leather jackets and poodle skirts for the occasion. However, the event turned out to be a one-time affair. This new attempt by the Chamber to boost Merritt’s community pride and encourage local shopping does show some promise. As of Wednesday, upwards of 25 vendors had

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booked a spot in the street mall along Quilchena Ave. Garcia Street will host the Nicola Valley Cruisers and the Nicola Valley Vintage Car Club’s car show, while Granite Avenue will be the place to go for hungry or thirsty Merrittonians. There will be a bouncy castle for the kids near Spirit Square and, in the Square itself, local performers will entertain the masses. Only time will tell whether locals will come out of hiding to support the event, but whether or not it’s a success (based on numbers), the Chamber should be commended for its efforts to boost Merritt’s community spirit.

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YOUR OPINION March,April highest job creations in 30 years From Page 6 project, one review” in roughly 22 months. There are currently close to $500 billion worth of new job creating resource developments that can significantly benefit the prosperity of our country. Is Canada’s approach working? Currently our country is not only the most solid in the G-7, but our future financial prospects based on our plan ranks Canada as the strongest in the G-20. In fact Canada’s job creation record is by far the fastest and most successful of any nation in the G-7 and we are on track to return to a surplus in the 2015-2016 budget year. Canada also remains in the top ten of the UN’s assessment of the most livable countries. While this is all good news, we still have

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our challenges. We still have many unemployed Canadians that need work and also citizens collecting EI in job sectors where there are increases in applications for foreign workers. If there is one thing that all governmental jurisdictions currently facing severe economic challenges have in common, it is high unemployment rates. Fortunately here in Canada our Economic Action Plan is working to help keep Canadians working and in March and April Canada experienced the best two job creation months in 30 years. This is the direction we need to keep building on to keep Canada strong and to ensure prosperity for Canadians. Dan Albas is the Member of Parliament for OkanaganCoquihalla and can be reached at dan.albas@parl.gc.ca.

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Impressed by Logan Lake Dear Editor: We recently had the opportunity to spend the better part of a week in Logan Lake, B.C. We are out-of-province visitors, undertaking research in the area. We were so impressed with the town and its people that we wanted to write a note of appreciation. Logan Lake is picturesque

with beautiful views from many vantage-points with its rolling hills covered in poplars and conifers, wild roses in full bloom and grazing deer and other wildlife. The air is clear and smells wonderful. The town is filled with attractive homes and gardens. It is well-planned and easy to traverse by foot. The town centre has some lovely cafes and restaurants. Yet, most notable for us, were

the friendly people. We encountered them everywhere we went — the public buildings, on our walks in the residential areas and in the Town Centre. Thank you community of Logan Lake. You made us feel at home!

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NARAYAN MITRA You Gotta Have FAITH “My soul thirsts for God, for the living God,” (Psalm 42:2). Unlike the beloved Psalm 23, the 42nd Psalm is not exactly a congenial summer-time inspirational reading, except for the similitude expressed in the first two verses. We don’t know who the poor, wounded, sorrowing spirit was who

wrote it. Commentators suggest it was David when fleeing from his own son, Absalom. But, whoever it was, he was a real man, with a real craving, deep and strong, that nothing on earth could satisfy. And, he felt God could. Do you think thirsting for God is something peculiar to a few saintly souls here and there? No, in a real sense, I think it belongs to us all. I think that poor restless psalmist, more than 3,000 years ago, was voicing the eternal cry of humanity all the world over. We are all thirsting. We are all craving. We all want God, if only we knew it.

Just like the body, the soul has its hungering and thirsting and the only satisfaction for the craving of the soul is God. In the Bible, the soul of man is regarded as a living, hungering faculty, wanting its proper sustenance and restless without it. The prophet Isaiah called to his fellows, restless and thirsting amid their pleasures and sins. “Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters. Why spend your money on what is not bread and your labour on what does not satisfy?” While on earth, Jesus seemed to feel himself in a region of famishing souls.

“I am the bread of life,” he said. “He that drinks of earth’s water shall thirst again. He that drinks of the water that I shall give shall never thirst.” People find many objects (read, toys) to place before them to ease their dissatisfaction. They thirst for riches, for honours, for pleasure, for success in life — and they gain them — and still they thirst. I do not intend to paint any gloomy view of life. Life is full of pleasant things, but the soul, made in God’s image, cannot rest in these. Hence comes dissatisfaction. Some of our most

beautiful poems are expressions of this craving. One of the truest novels closes with the weary sigh: “Vanitas vanitatum. Which of us gets his desire, or getting it is satisfied?” That is the cry of a world without God. Why are we thus with restless instincts? Because God has so made us. But, again, why? It is for the same purpose as our bodily cravings. Reason alone is not enough to impel us to perform the functions of life. So also in the life of the soul. We know the soul needs God. Reason and revelation bids us seek the

Kingdom of God and His righteousness. But, we are so occupied that we neglect to do so. Therefore, it is God’s mercy that creates in us this dissatisfaction which can never find its fruition but in God. That is why the media of today tell us in graphic terms of the dissatisfaction of modern life. Let’s not try to feed our famished souls with husks. Let us thank God that He has made our lives dissatisfied — not in anger, but in tenderness — to draw us to Himself. Narayan Mitra is pastor of the Merritt Baptist Church. Contact him at narayanmitra@hotmail.com.

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The municipal tax deadline has come and gone and Merritt’s finance department is calling 2012 a “smooth” tax year with more residents paying taxes on time compared to 2011. The City of Merritt has collected 86 per cent of current taxes compared to 82 per cent in 2011, reports Ben Currie, Deputy Financial Services Manager. “Tax season went off without a hitch this year at City Hall,” said Currie. “The July 3 tax deadline saw its share of

last-minute tax payers; however, it was a smooth and uneventful tax season — uneventful being a positive.” The City’s overall 2012 tax increase was 2.35 per cent, though tax revenues from residents actually decreased by 0.51 per cent. Individual property taxes reflected property assessment fluctuations. With little fluctuations in the rates, Currie said there weren’t too many angry taxpayers this year. “This is the one tax you actually pay in person (compared to federal and provincial taxes) and

a lot of taxpayers use it as an opportunity to vent their frustration,” he said. “It’s a pretty tough job working the front counter.” While residents have an option to pay online, Currie said many locals still choose to pay in person, writing post-dated cheques or paying by debit. Others have tax payment arrangements with their mortgage companies. The finance department is also reporting less delinquent taxes this year, meaning less properties will be auctioned at the 2012 Tax Sale on the last Monday in

September. Delinquent taxes are considered those still owing from 2010, so residents have had two years to pay the bill, said Currie. Residents are charged 1.5 per cent basic interest per month of overdue taxes until properties are auctioned. “Cities don’t like to do it, but there has to be some kind of enforcement to get people to pay their taxes,” said Currie. “We really don’t want to be auctioning anyone’s properties this year, so it’s very important that they get these bal-

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and don’t budge Start with the many expenses you’ll encounter during your school years, fixed costs such as tuition, books, accommodation, travel, food and variable costs like entertainment. Balance those costs against your known resources, RESP withdrawals, family contributions, personal savings and so on, and expected income from summer or part-time employment. Investigate other income sources Before applying for a student loan, check out scholarship or bursary possibilities from the school, provincial governments, foundations, religious groups, service clubs or civic groups. Careful with credit A credit card can drown you in debt or be helpful in an emergency or for establishing a credit history. Make the responsible choice. Pay yourself first Put away a little money each week as an invest-

ment in your future, a source of emergency funds, or to save for a major purchase. Make the most of government tax relief for students Scholarships and bursaries – not taxable if you are eligible for the Education Tax Credit. Student loan interest – eligible for a nonrefundable tax credit when the loan is part of a federal or provincial student loan program. Carry forward and apply unused amounts of the credit in any of the next five years. Moving expenses – deductible when you move more than 40 kilometres to be closer to school or a job. Child care expenses – may be claimed by the higher earning spouse/ common-law partner of a lower-income student spouse. GST rebates – apply for this rebate when you file a tax return. Other available tax credits: Canadian

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For the first time in Merritt Courthouse Art Gallery history, director/curator and respected artist MK Dahlquist-Gray will present her work to the public. She has stayed behind the scenes until now, holding off featuring her own work until tomorrow’s (Friday’s) opening of Faces Graces and Friends. “I never really thought that I should have a show, because I’m the gallery director,” she said. “I was looking for people [to show] and they said, ‘Well, why don’t you show? You haven’t shown.’ So I bent to the pressure.” The work will include portraits and scene depictions in addition to work she’s collected from friends in the United States and Europe. Dahlquist-Gray may be more commonly known as Kathi throughout the community, but her well-known artist name is MK. Her art consists largely of sketches, but the work extends to paintings — a common medium during her earlier years. She recently returned to painting after

a client that collects her work requested more painted art. The exhibit features a few of her older paintings, but she is dedicating much of this summer to the medium and expects to complete a series of new work by the end of the year. However, the majority of the art at Faces Graces and Friends consists of sketches — many depictions of old family photos. Dahlquist-Gray found that many of her photos had faded, and she wanted a way to bring them back. Old photographs fade out in a process called losing their silver. “When I found so many of them faded about 20 years ago, I was able to go with what I know to restore the picture from such a degraded photo,” she said, noting the degradation requires her to stretch her mind to find what was in the original photo. “Sometimes I can bring up in my memory what was there, but sometimes I just have to go with what I know to be true in order to complete the drawing.” One drawing a year goes to her family in Illinois for a reunion. The art is then auctioned off,

which pays for the hall each year. “My drawings go for a lot more [in the United States] than what they go for up here.” In addition to being displayed in people’s homes, she has a cubist piece at the Chicago Museum of Fine Art; she was a key artist in the “We Are the World” kiosk that travelled the globe for African famine relief, and she illustrated the original angioplasty. Dahlquist-Gray also drew the lab books for the Harvard Medical School and Tufts University School of Medicine. Her work has been used to create Barbara Streisand’s promotional material and she helped promote John Lennon and Yoko Ono on the “Milk and Honey” tour. The exhibit’s reception is scheduled for Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. The Courthouse Art Gallery is located at 1840 Nicola Ave and is open on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m., and on Friday and Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. The show ends on Aug. 25. Admission is free. Dahlquist-Gray is available to give lessons to those who call the gallery at 250-378-6515.

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Merritt residents could see up to a dozen Vancouver Soaring Association glider planes roaming overhead this week. Pilots are bringing their planes to the Merritt Airport today (Thursday) for a flying safari, and anyone is welcome to visit and observe. After being towed by an airplane to an elevation of approximately 2,000 to 4,000 feet, a device in each aircraft detects when the air is at the optimal gliding temperature, before the glider is released from the engine plane. “Then we just go and look for thermals, which is air that’s rising because of heating down below,� said Doug Smith, a VSA member who flies an ASW 19. “We look for areas that the sun’s going to be heating the ground, so then it will heat the air next to it.� Most of the gliders don’t have an engine, so they rely on the heat to maintain their flight, soaring hundreds of kilometres from thermal pocket to thermal pocket. The pilots glide mainly in the Nicola Valley, but they could

fly to Cache Creek, Kamloops, Salmon Arm, Penticton, Princeton and Hope, keeping flight for the duration before returning to Merritt. “There are lots of different directions we can go from Merritt,� Smith said. “On one flight, one of our members did go up beyond Cache Creek and north of Kamloops and over to Salmon Arm and down south towards Penticton, but not that far south, and then came back to Merritt.� As long as there is enough thermal activity, the gliders can continue their journey — but the aircraft is occasionally grounded before reaching its destination. “You either turn around and come back or you end up landing out where you can find a field somewhere,� he said. “You always need to keep in mind that if you did run out of lift and didn’t have the height to get back to where you took off from, you might have to land out somewhere.� The gliders choose routes that have natural or airport emergency landing spots. In case of an emer-

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M 3745

$115,000

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 $57,000 Beautiful lot in Grandview Heights with a south facing view. Ideal for level entry w/ daylite bsmt. GST pd, close to shopping & NVIT. M 3775 $59,000

• Totally renovated 2 bdrm house on large lot • New gyproc & paint, kitchen & bath • New flooring & fixtures • Stainless steel app & much more….

M 3714

$127,500

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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

$135,900

• • • •

Move-in ready. 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath Custom kitchen cabinets & fixtures Large porch off back, nice yard 100 amp service, fridge, stove included

M 3739

$137,900

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

M 3652

$138,000

• • • •

2 bedroom Rancher on a quiet street Electrical upgrade last 5 yrs New vinyl windows & siding New flring, new kitch cabinets, reno’ed bathrm

M 3718

$139,000

• Recent upgrades to roof, driveway & electrical • Good sized entry/laundry w. rm for office area • Low maintenance yd is fully fenced w/ lots of parking • Nice open floor plan M 3726 $140,000

• Neat as a pin!! 3 bdrm Rancher • Walking distance to town, parks, school • 1 car detached shop • New h/w tank, elec upgrade & more

M 3750

$145,900 $ $14 5,900

• 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 M 3 3699 $149,000

• • • •

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

M 3708

• • • •

$149,900

Corner lot ½ duplex in quiet area Fenced yard, carport & loads of parking Upgrades include: kitchen counter tops, Laminate flring, paint, ext doors & light fixtures

M 3763

$155,000

• • • •

3 bedroom 1/2 duplex Family oriented neighbourhood New paint, flooring, countertops Large, open backyard

M 3736

$159,000

NEW PRICE

Views of the Nicola Valley with walking trails & shopping nearby. All services are u/g & at lot line. One of Merritt’s preferred neighborhoods. M 3758 $67,000 Fully serviced R-2 lot, close to schools & d/t. Bring your bldg ideas. Trades considered. M 3274 $72,900 Good sized lot, ok for double wide. City services @ prop line. Mountain view in a quiet area. M 3534 $79,000

• • • •

Close to schools, parks & downtown Fully fenced & landscaped Basement is unfinished Great starter home

M 3751

$159,000

• • • •

Main house + bachelor house on 1 lot 22x22 garage on 2nd lot Main house has 100 amp upgrade Garage is wired & heated

M 3744

$165,000

• • • •

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

M 3365

$165,000

• • • •

Urban living at its finest 2 bdrm apt, open design Granite countertops, laminate flring SS appliances & in-unit laundry

M 3757

$165,000

• 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

• Very clean & cute 2 bdrm home • Features updated bathrm, furnace, paint & more • 200 amp service, detached 1 car garage/shop • Nicely l/scaped fully fenced backyard M 3784 $169,900

• Quiet location, close to schools, park & trails • Large addition on its own land • Improvements are new laminate flrs, gas f/p • New app, new h/w tank & 2 lovely sundecks

M 3760

$169,900

• unvalley Court-2 bdrm, 2 bath townhouse • End unit-includes all appliances • PRICED TO SELL!! • 24 hour notice required

M 3741

$199,900

• Beautifully landscaped & good sized deck • Upgrade vinyl windows & siding • New roof, 200 amp service, alarm system • Interior has new finish throughout

• • • •

M 3761

M 3713

$213,000

Good size family home on large lot 2 bdrm ste at ground level & 3 up Dbl carport & tons of space Walking distance to schools & corner store

$215,000

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

M 3729

$217,000

Beautiful river view lot close to downtown. The uncompromised view will never change. Nice and quiet neighborhood. M 3707 $89,000 2 lots on Eagle Crescent w/ no building restrictions. Plans available w/ the builder. Close to all amenities. M 3679 - M 3680 $95,000 Desired Bench location. Owner pd GDT & WR charge. Phase 2 w/ gorgeous views. All u/g services. M 3570 $99,000

• Family friendly neighborhood!! • 5 bdrm, 2 bath home is close to schools • Huge b/yard is fenced w/ garden area • Newer vinyl windows & furnace upgrade M 3786 $225,000

• Bench location-3 bdrm, 2 bath family home • Central air, built-in vac, includes all appliances • 12x24 detached wired 220 shop • Nice fenced backyard for privacy M 3693 $234,900

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

M 3689

$235,000

• 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

• • • •

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

M 3690

NEW PRICE

$242,900

• • • •

Spotless 1 level, 2 poss 3 bdrm home 2 master bdrms w/ own enstes 20x16 sqft shop has concrete flr In a quiet neighborhood & priced to sell!

M 3776

$246,700

• Wide open space is your backyard view • 3 bdrm, 1 bath family home • Large .23 acre lot • Lots of room for toys & RV’s

M 3764

$248,000

• • • •

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

M 3687

$249,000

• • • •

Nice family home on a good street 3 bdrms up, good size lvgrm & dinrm Kitchen has newer cabinets Possible in-law suite

M 3716

$255,000

• • • •

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

• • • •

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

D SOL

1 SOLD - 1 LEFT

Extra lge double lot. 2 city water & sewage hookups. Private setting, flat site. Easy access w/ paved roads. M 3495 $100,000

RANCHER • • • •

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

M 3293

$269,000

• Well kept home on cul-de-sac street • Varnished oak staircase at entry • Kitchen has hand crafted birch cabinets • Wonderful garden spaces, sun deck & large front lawn M 3735 $276,000

• • • •

Executive home on quiet CDS Open concept w/ vaulted ceilings 1 bedroom in-law suite Large country kitchen

M 3753

$279,900

• • • •

Some recent upgrades New ceramic tile flring & windows 3 bdrms up & 2 down Fenced backyd & close to schools

M 3717

$289,900

• • • •

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

M 357 3579 9

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$299,900 $ $29 9,900

Gorgeous new Rancher Granite/marble countertops Heated ceramic floors in the 2 baths 10’ ceilings & crown mouldings

M 3 3740

$300,200

• 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

• Very well kept 3 + 1 bdrms on the Bench • Walking distance to Bench Elementary • 2100sf home, new kitch cabinets, fridge • Cathedral entrance, fully finished bsmt

M 3783

$309,900

• Large home w/ all the space you need • Total 4 bdrms, 2 bath + 2 bdrm ste • 2 car garage & nice sized yard • Just a short walk to schools, park & town M 3723 $309,900

• • • •

5 bdrm, 3 bath family home Stunning views of the valley Beautiful cherry kitch w/ SS appliances Formal dinrm & extra lge master bdrm w/ balcony

M 3771

$385,000

NEW PRICE

• Incredible revenue property • SxS fourplex on 1/3 acre of land • All 4 units are updated; new flrs, paint & countertops • Highly desirable location

M 3785

$325,000

INDUSTRIAL 3 flat light industrial bareland lots. Water & sewer close to lot line. Great business opportunity. Other adjacent lots are available M 3772- M 3774 $59,900

• • • •

Quiet acre a short drive out of town Open floor plan Master enste & w/I closet Full bsmt w/ recrm, 3rd bdrm & bathrm

M 3781

$330,000

• Amazing new 3 bdrm, 2 bath Rancher w/ open flr plan • Extras include: 10’ ceilings, lge kitch, crown moldings • 5 quality new appl, gas f/p in lvg rm • Backyd totally fenced, landscaped & 18.5x12 deck

M 3762

$334,900

• Beautifully reno’ed 3 level split on the Bench • Open concept w/ large windows, vaulted ceilings • New kitchen, SS app, new bathrm, flring & paint • Superb quality finishings, only steps from Bench Elem

• • • •

M 3743

M 3724

$335,900

3 level split home in d/t location H/wood flring, sunken lvgrm Open concept design 3 bdrms up w/ soaker tub in master ste

$352,500

• Wonderful family home on quiet culde-sac • 4 bdrms, 2 baths + enste + 2 bdrm legal ste • New roof, h/w tank 2 yrs old • Lge 2 car garage, fenced bkyd w/ deck

M 3727

$349,000

• 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 $359,000

• 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!!

M 3731

$359,500

• 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!!

M 3732

$359,500

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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

$369,000

• • • •

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

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

M 3665

$389,000

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

M 3578

$398,000

• • • •

Investors, take note** 4 plex with 2 lots Large 2, 3 bdrm & 2, 2 bdrm stes Close to schools & parks

M 3769

$399,900

• Spectacular panoramic views & beautiful sunsets • 3 bdrms (possible 4), 3 bath home w/ in-law ste • 5 acres w/ large 4 acre fenced area • 24x36 garage/shop, 60 US gpm well, great water

M 3765

$429,000

• Executive 5 bdrm, 4 bath family home • Amazing chef’s kitchen w/ granite countertops • Low maintenance landscaping-lane access • Inground pool & private backyard M 3701 $439,000

• 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

M 3440

$459,900

• • • •

Gorgeous 5 bdrm family home 3/4” oak hw flooring w/ ceramic tile Extra lge kitch w/ pantry Lge master bdrm has 5 pc ensuite

M 3770

$465,000

• • • •

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

M 3651

$485,000

Great business opportunity. Landscaping supplies comes w/2 forklifts & 1 skid steer. 1 yr free rent, option to buy land. M 3767 $95,000 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

$5000 appliance bonus!!

• • • •

• Totally finished 4 level split • Gourmet kitch, security system • Beautifully l/scaped w/ terracing, fencing • U/g sprinklers, 40’ RV parking

M 3782

$519,000

• • • •

Beautiful executive home Quality finishings throughout 4 bdrms, lge mste w/ 5 pce enste Gas f/place, a/c b/i vac, u/g sprinkling

M 3756

$539,900

• Over 120 acres in natural valley setting • Few miles West of Merritt • Level hayland w/ Spius Creek & Nicola River • Very productive ranch

M 3748

One of a kind lot in Lower Nicola. Cleared, level & serviced by Lower Nicola Water Works. Approved for septic & HST already paid. Incredibly quiet location M 3746 99,000

$999,900

Large open commercial space (approx 6500 sf) Curb parking and parking lot across the street. Located in the d/t core. Sold as bldg & land. Roof HVAC, hot water & roll down security door M 3779 $440,000 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

.76 acre riverfront building lot. The location is second to none. 260+ feet of river frontage. Quiet cul-de-sac, bring your building ideas!! M3780 $100,000 Nicola Lakeshore Estates. Amazing lake view lot in Phase 2 to build your dream home. Tons of recreation to choose from. M 3749 $175,000 Privacy & tranquility on this 26+ acre lot with amazing views located in the beautiful Sunshine Valley. Bring your building ideas. M 3766 $189,000 24 acres in beautiful Sunshine Valley. Recreational, treed lot, very private, easy access. Many potential building sites. Hydro & phone lines to property line. M 3603 $227,000 247’ lake front w/ winding trail to site. Great views of the valley & water below. Community water in place & power @ lot line. Easy access off hwy & quiet enjoyment. M 3728 $242,500 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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RESIDENTIAL BUILDING LOTS New lots in quiet cul-de-sac & crescent setting. Fully services including curbs & storm drain all prepaid by the developer. M 3692 $57,000 • Great starter home or retirement • 2 bdrm double wide w/ sun deck and ensuite • Coldwater River is close by • Riverside Mobile Home Park

M 3787

$70,000

• Ground level 1 bdrm condo • Vinyl dbl glazed windows, in ste laundry • Parking right out front • Low monthly maintenance fee

M 3738

$75,900

• • • •

2 bdrms in strata bldg Central location Laminate flring New roof this year

M 3486

• • • •

$76,900

Under new management 1 bdrm apartment Stratified building Centrally located

M 3525

$76,900

• Some updates-laminate flring, dbl glazed windows • Electrical upgrade, newer roof. 2 levels, 3 bdrms, 2 baths • Monthly strata includes Natural Gas • Why rent when you can buy? M 3734 $87,900

• Immaculate 3 bdrm in LN MHP • New vinyl windows, lge addition w/ spacious den • Enclosed porch, certified wood stove, bathroom upgrade • Fully matured fruit trees, & flower beds M 3733 $89,900

• • • •

2 bdrm home on good sized lot Tile flring in hall + kitchen & bath Recent electrical upgrade Lane access w/ storage shed

M 3737

$110,000

• • • •

Upper level 2 bdrm condo Recent laminate & lino flring 5 appliances incl window a/c Sundeck in front, quick possession

M 3777

$112,000

• 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

$113,000

• • • •

3 bdrms & full bath on upper flr Lvg rm, kitch & laundry on main Laminate flring & paint in last 4 yrs Vinyl windows & recent roofing

M 3720

$113,000

• Vinyl windows, vinyl siding, new h/w tank • 2 level townhouse, 3 bdrms & 2 baths • Fenced yard, school across the street • Typical rent $750, no strata fees

M 3745

$115,000

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 $57,000 Beautiful lot in Grandview Heights with a south facing view. Ideal for level entry w/ daylite bsmt. GST pd, close to shopping & NVIT. M 3775 $59,000

• Totally renovated 2 bdrm house on large lot • New gyproc & paint, kitchen & bath • New flooring & fixtures • Stainless steel app & much more….

M 3714

$127,500

• • • •

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

$135,900

• • • •

Move-in ready. 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath Custom kitchen cabinets & fixtures Large porch off back, nice yard 100 amp service, fridge, stove included

M 3739

$137,900

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

M 3652

$138,000

• • • •

2 bedroom Rancher on a quiet street Electrical upgrade last 5 yrs New vinyl windows & siding New flring, new kitch cabinets, reno’ed bathrm

M 3718

$139,000

• Recent upgrades to roof, driveway & electrical • Good sized entry/laundry w. rm for office area • Low maintenance yd is fully fenced w/ lots of parking • Nice open floor plan M 3726 $140,000

• Neat as a pin!! 3 bdrm Rancher • Walking distance to town, parks, school • 1 car detached shop • New h/w tank, elec upgrade & more

M 3750

$145,900 $ $14 5,900

• 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 M 3 3699 $149,000

• • • •

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

M 3708

• • • •

$149,900

Corner lot ½ duplex in quiet area Fenced yard, carport & loads of parking Upgrades include: kitchen counter tops, Laminate flring, paint, ext doors & light fixtures

M 3763

$155,000

• • • •

3 bedroom 1/2 duplex Family oriented neighbourhood New paint, flooring, countertops Large, open backyard

M 3736

$159,000

NEW PRICE

Views of the Nicola Valley with walking trails & shopping nearby. All services are u/g & at lot line. One of Merritt’s preferred neighborhoods. M 3758 $67,000 Fully serviced R-2 lot, close to schools & d/t. Bring your bldg ideas. Trades considered. M 3274 $72,900 Good sized lot, ok for double wide. City services @ prop line. Mountain view in a quiet area. M 3534 $79,000

• • • •

Close to schools, parks & downtown Fully fenced & landscaped Basement is unfinished Great starter home

M 3751

$159,000

• • • •

Main house + bachelor house on 1 lot 22x22 garage on 2nd lot Main house has 100 amp upgrade Garage is wired & heated

M 3744

$165,000

• • • •

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

M 3365

$165,000

• • • •

Urban living at its finest 2 bdrm apt, open design Granite countertops, laminate flring SS appliances & in-unit laundry

M 3757

$165,000

• 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

• Very clean & cute 2 bdrm home • Features updated bathrm, furnace, paint & more • 200 amp service, detached 1 car garage/shop • Nicely l/scaped fully fenced backyard M 3784 $169,900

• Quiet location, close to schools, park & trails • Large addition on its own land • Improvements are new laminate flrs, gas f/p • New app, new h/w tank & 2 lovely sundecks

M 3760

$169,900

• unvalley Court-2 bdrm, 2 bath townhouse • End unit-includes all appliances • PRICED TO SELL!! • 24 hour notice required

M 3741

$199,900

• Beautifully landscaped & good sized deck • Upgrade vinyl windows & siding • New roof, 200 amp service, alarm system • Interior has new finish throughout

• • • •

M 3761

M 3713

$213,000

Good size family home on large lot 2 bdrm ste at ground level & 3 up Dbl carport & tons of space Walking distance to schools & corner store

$215,000

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

M 3729

$217,000

Beautiful river view lot close to downtown. The uncompromised view will never change. Nice and quiet neighborhood. M 3707 $89,000 2 lots on Eagle Crescent w/ no building restrictions. Plans available w/ the builder. Close to all amenities. M 3679 - M 3680 $95,000 Desired Bench location. Owner pd GDT & WR charge. Phase 2 w/ gorgeous views. All u/g services. M 3570 $99,000

• Family friendly neighborhood!! • 5 bdrm, 2 bath home is close to schools • Huge b/yard is fenced w/ garden area • Newer vinyl windows & furnace upgrade M 3786 $225,000

• Bench location-3 bdrm, 2 bath family home • Central air, built-in vac, includes all appliances • 12x24 detached wired 220 shop • Nice fenced backyard for privacy M 3693 $234,900

• • • •

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

M 3689

$235,000

• 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

• • • •

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

M 3690

NEW PRICE

$242,900

• • • •

Spotless 1 level, 2 poss 3 bdrm home 2 master bdrms w/ own enstes 20x16 sqft shop has concrete flr In a quiet neighborhood & priced to sell!

M 3776

$246,700

• Wide open space is your backyard view • 3 bdrm, 1 bath family home • Large .23 acre lot • Lots of room for toys & RV’s

M 3764

$248,000

• • • •

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

M 3687

$249,000

• • • •

Nice family home on a good street 3 bdrms up, good size lvgrm & dinrm Kitchen has newer cabinets Possible in-law suite

M 3716

$255,000

• • • •

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

• • • •

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

D SOL

1 SOLD - 1 LEFT

Extra lge double lot. 2 city water & sewage hookups. Private setting, flat site. Easy access w/ paved roads. M 3495 $100,000

RANCHER • • • •

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

M 3293

$269,000

• Well kept home on cul-de-sac street • Varnished oak staircase at entry • Kitchen has hand crafted birch cabinets • Wonderful garden spaces, sun deck & large front lawn M 3735 $276,000

• • • •

Executive home on quiet CDS Open concept w/ vaulted ceilings 1 bedroom in-law suite Large country kitchen

M 3753

$279,900

• • • •

Some recent upgrades New ceramic tile flring & windows 3 bdrms up & 2 down Fenced backyd & close to schools

M 3717

$289,900

• • • •

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

M 357 3579 9

• • • •

$299,900 $ $29 9,900

Gorgeous new Rancher Granite/marble countertops Heated ceramic floors in the 2 baths 10’ ceilings & crown mouldings

M 3 3740

$300,200

• 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

• Very well kept 3 + 1 bdrms on the Bench • Walking distance to Bench Elementary • 2100sf home, new kitch cabinets, fridge • Cathedral entrance, fully finished bsmt

M 3783

$309,900

• Large home w/ all the space you need • Total 4 bdrms, 2 bath + 2 bdrm ste • 2 car garage & nice sized yard • Just a short walk to schools, park & town M 3723 $309,900

• • • •

5 bdrm, 3 bath family home Stunning views of the valley Beautiful cherry kitch w/ SS appliances Formal dinrm & extra lge master bdrm w/ balcony

M 3771

$385,000

NEW PRICE

• Incredible revenue property • SxS fourplex on 1/3 acre of land • All 4 units are updated; new flrs, paint & countertops • Highly desirable location

M 3785

$325,000

INDUSTRIAL 3 flat light industrial bareland lots. Water & sewer close to lot line. Great business opportunity. Other adjacent lots are available M 3772- M 3774 $59,900

• • • •

Quiet acre a short drive out of town Open floor plan Master enste & w/I closet Full bsmt w/ recrm, 3rd bdrm & bathrm

M 3781

$330,000

• Amazing new 3 bdrm, 2 bath Rancher w/ open flr plan • Extras include: 10’ ceilings, lge kitch, crown moldings • 5 quality new appl, gas f/p in lvg rm • Backyd totally fenced, landscaped & 18.5x12 deck

M 3762

$334,900

• Beautifully reno’ed 3 level split on the Bench • Open concept w/ large windows, vaulted ceilings • New kitchen, SS app, new bathrm, flring & paint • Superb quality finishings, only steps from Bench Elem

• • • •

M 3743

M 3724

$335,900

3 level split home in d/t location H/wood flring, sunken lvgrm Open concept design 3 bdrms up w/ soaker tub in master ste

$352,500

• Wonderful family home on quiet culde-sac • 4 bdrms, 2 baths + enste + 2 bdrm legal ste • New roof, h/w tank 2 yrs old • Lge 2 car garage, fenced bkyd w/ deck

M 3727

$349,000

• 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 $359,000

• 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!!

M 3731

$359,500

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People with asthma can exercise too (NC)—Contrary to what some people believe, having asthma does not mean you cannot exercise. In fact, several of Canada’s Olympic athletes have asthma and can still compete in their chosen sport. The problem, according to Chris Haromy, certified respiratory educator for the Ontario Lung Association, is that “some people with asthma do not understand how to manage their condition well, and end up with exerciseinduced symptoms.”.” This lack of under-

standing of how asthma should be managed can prevent some people from exercising and playing sports. This is a big problem in this video game, couch potato age where obesity rates are on the rise and it’s even more important for kids to stay active. Exercising can also be a fun part of a child’s healthy social life. According to Haromy most people with asthma can exercise at the highest level. “If you have asthma and you have problems exercising, you need to ask yourself these following questions” Is

your asthma under control? Do you: • Have to use your reliever inhaler (usually blue) more than 3 times a week? • Have daytime asthma symptoms more than 3 days a week? • Ever have difficulty exercising or playing sports because of asthma? • Wake up one or more nights a week because of your asthma? • Miss any school or work days because of your asthma? “If you answer “no” to all of these questions, your asthma is under

control,” he added. “If you answer “yes” to ANY of these questions, your asthma is not under control and you should see your health care provider to discuss what you can do.” Here are some tips from the Ontario Lung Association on what you can do to avoid problems: • Warm up first and start exercising slowly. • If you need to take a reliever inhaler before exercising, it should be taken about 10-15 minutes before the activity. Most people with well controlled asthma should not need a reliev-

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Soaring followed by pancake fly-ins From Page 10 gency landing, the trailer would have to retrieve the aircraft and pilot, unless it is towed again after an unexpected airport landing. The emergency landing isn’t common, but one flyer baled on a flight last year when the same group was in Merritt. In addition to the warmth and geography, Smith said the local flying club and residents are welcoming. The 10 gliders — eight of which are without an engine — are expected to stay until the 29th if the weather holds. Herb Graham is a Merritt Flying Club director. He pilots a Piper Super Cub, which is an engine plane that won’t be participating in this week’s gliding. He explained the way the gliders arrive in Merritt: “They have big long trailers that are completely sealed. They take their planes apart and they slide them into the trailer and they pull the trailer here with their vehicles.” After they arrive, the aircrafts are pulled out, the wings are placed on the body and then an aircraft with an engine arrives to tow the gliders. “Folks can come up there and watch

tion about asthma, you can call the Ontario Lung Association’s Lung Health Information Line at 1-888-344LUNG (5864), email info@on.lung.ca, or visit www.on.lung.ca.

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New library is ‘cornerstone’ of a community BRENNAN LESSICK BRENNAN’S BANTER According to Randy Murry, TNRD Chairman, a building like the new library is the cornerstone of a community. I had the opportunity to attend the sod turning for our local branch of the TNRD library system last Thursday. For those of you who are not too sure what a sod turning exactly is, let me fill you in. A sod turning ceremony is where the ground on the

construction site is officially broken with fancy ‘golden’ shovels and you can see what the building will look like via diagrams. Standing in front of the crowd that had gathered were Randy, Kevin Ryan the architect, Brian Hall from the construction company and our own mayor Marlon Dosch. While Brian was addressing the group, he told us our library was the last one in a leased space and now that it is getting its own building, TNRD completely owns all of its libraries. The exciting part of our new library is that residents of Logan Lake had some input in its design, and because of that the windows around the fireplace will be bigger and provide a very nice view. Yeah, I

said fireplace. Inside the library we will be getting a nice sitting area with a fireplace and a gorgeous view of the valley below. They are also adding a computer lab, and an awesome multipurpose room with movable walls. This room can be used for anything and the wall’s flexibility and mobility allow for anything from a small kids group to a large business meeting to use the space. One thing that disappointed the bibliophile (book lover) in me was the fact that the inventory of books is not expected to grow, just be less compact. While talking to the architect, I could see the pride on his face as he described the building. Little stuff like a window in the roof that will provide a nice light from the north to

fill the room is one of the many things that will make the place extra comfortable. The fact that the view from the place will be quite outstanding was brought up several times. Kevin was really happy that he got the chance to get community feed back and ideas to help tailor the building to our Logan Lake style. Construction began on the library this week and it is estimated to be finished and ready to go March of 2013. While we are gaining something very nice, it was a sad day on July 15 with the closure of The Rec Room. The arcade was an awesome addition to the town but unfortunately the summer was not kind to them. During the summer people apparently just didn’t

want to spend time at the arcade, instead they are out fishing, hunting, golfing and hiking. When they opened up in the winter, business was booming, kids were coming in out of the cold to enjoy the games and while everything was going well, they knew that the summer would challenge them. Alas all they needed was an average of $300 a day. Fifteen people spending $20 —surely that’s not too much to ask. It seems it was. Kevin White, Amanda Pinder, Ann and Troy Nagy are all sad to see it go but there is no resentment or anger. They all understand that Logan Lake has a tough market for new businesses to start up. You will be missed Rec Room, I promise.

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On Monday at around 12:30 p.m. in Logan Lake a small cat named Benny was rescued from nearly 50 feet up in a tree. Benny had been stuck for nearly five days in 30 degree weather. Benny’s owner, Corey O’Garr, along with her neighbor, made an attempt at climbing the tree but the branches were too weak and far apart, so she retreated. After hearing about the situation on Facebook, I went over and attempted to climb the tree with the same conclusion. Corey indicated to me that she tried the Logan Lake Fire Department and they refused saying that they don’t provide that type of service. I suggested she try BC Hydro. Later, BC Hydro said they don’t rescue pets. The SPCA said Benny would come down when desperate enough. It had been three days, by this point, that Benny had been up in the tree with no food or water with temperatures being 30 plus degrees. Corey and I were very concerned with dehydration and we were starting to get desperate. A family friend, Maurice Cephas, heard about the

situation from his daughter and phoned my parents to find out what was happening. He obliged, being a member of the Volunteer Fire Department. Maurice approached the tree equipped with a harness, rope, and a large fish net. He climbed the tree and made it up to about 35 feet when Benny started going to him from about 15 or 20 feet up. Benny made it within reach of the net but was frightened by it and went back up the tree out of reach. At this point it was too dark to do anything else. In the morning, Corey decided it would be best to leave Benny alone and wait it out, hoping Benny would eventually come down. It is day four at this time. I came up with an idea of having Maurice go back

up to the tree to secure a cat crate to a branch with some food as high as he could reach. I thought if the food was closer to Benny that she would come down to the crate and stay there overnight. Then Maurice or someone else could go up the ladder and lower the crate down with a rope. Benny did not go near the crate. Finally, after hearing that Benny was still in the tree in her fifth day, my brother-in-law, Jaron Redman offered to go up the tree and get Benny. Jaron is an avid rock climber and I figured he would be best experienced and qualified to climb a tree with weak branches with his harnesses and straps. Jaron made it up the tree and Benny came down two or three branches to meet him.

The only hiccup in the rescue was that Jaron had nothing to hold Benny with. A hiker, Todd Paulmert, just happened to enter the scene at the right time. He had a backpack and offered to lend his backpack to Jaron. Todd climbed up the 30 ft. ladder and a few branches to reach Jaron with his backpack. The pack appeared a bit too small to easily squeeze the cat into, but luckily there was a pillowcase at the top of the ladder. Todd retrieved the pillowcase, Jaron dropped Benny in to the pillowcase and put them into the backpack. Todd put the pack on his back and came down the ladder. Benny was finally safe and sound, although very distressed and dehydrated. Today, she is doing fine.

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double sinks, a soaker tub and a shower stall, as well as a linen closet. Beyond the ensuite is a roomy walk-in closet. Situated next to the double garage, which has access to the foyer, is a two-piece powder room and a laundry room. Upstairs, the two secondary bedrooms share a three-piece bath and a linen cupboard. A large bonus room over the garage might accommodate a fitness area, guest room or home office. This plan could easily be adapted to a full second storey, providing additional space for extra and larger rooms. Exterior finishes include narrow vertical siding with stone below, as well as painted trim. This home measures 75 feet wide and 51 feet deep, for a total of 2,252 square feet. Plans for design 6-3-371 are available for $746 (set of 5), $835 (set of 8) and $890 for a super set of 10. Also add $30.00 for Priority charges within B.C. or $55.00 outside of B.C. Please add 12% H.S.T., 13% H.S.T. Or 5% G.S.T (where applicable) to both the

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In the end, size did matter. A courageous but understaffed Merritt Barbarians men’s rugby team put it all on the line against a larger and more experienced Penticton Harlequins side on Sunday, but came out on the wrong end of a 26-10 score in the Okanagan championship final played between the two teams. An obviously jackedup Barbarians’ squad, who had upset their Penticton rivals 29-26 three weeks earlier, came out firing on all cylinders in the first half of the hard-fought, 80-minute contest. Strong play by both the forwards and backs resulted in a pair of impressive Merritt tries by winger Cody Kightley, from 70 and then 30 yards out, and an early 10-0 lead. Unfortunately, things started to go a little south for the Barbarians shortly thereafter as two of Merritt’s three starting front row forwards, hooker Zach Wright and prop Ryan Reid, were forced to the sidelines with game-ending injuries. The momentum of the game gradually swung in Penticton’s favor as the Harlequins substituted freely from

their 24-man roster, and kept the ball inside – far away from Merritt’s fleetfooted set of backs. The turning point of the match, however, occurred in the final minutes of the first half when an attempted kick out-of-bounds by Merritt fullback Eric Schmidt got hung up in the wind and drifted back into the field of play. Schmidt’s counterpart on the Harlequins immediately returned the kick deep into the Barbarians’ end and, with time running out, Penticton was able to punch over their first try and narrow the score to 10-5. The late tally seemed to give the Harlequins a breath of new life, and at the same time take any remaining wind out of the Barbarians’ sails

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going into the second half. In the final 40 minutes, a rapidly-tiring Merritt team simply could not match the offensive push and near-flawless execution of their opponents, as Penticton scored three more tries and added three converts to win the championship game in convincing fashion. The Barbarians did not go down without a fight as the likes of forwards Riley Clark, Dustin Rubner, Stu Woodman and playing-coach Tom Wigglesworth , along with backs Sam Carroll and Jonathan Cooke valiantly attempted to stem the Penticton rush. “We just exerted relentless pressure,” stated Harlequins’ cap-

tain and scrum half Brad Martin when asked about his team’s turnaround following a slow start. “We forced our opponents to play our ‘crash’ game.” Martin, who acknowledged that his team’s superior numbers certainly helped in the war

of attrition on the field, was full of praise for a Merritt side that never gave up. “I applaud them. They played hard, and certainly deserved to be here. It’s quite amazing that the team is just in its second year of existence.”

THE AGONY OF DEFEAT (Right) The anguish felt by the Merritt Barbarians after their 26-10 loss to the Penticton Harlequins in the Okanagan men’s rugby championships on Sunday is exemplified by the look on playing-coach Tom Wigglesworth’s face after the game. Much of the BarbariansHarlequins showdown on the weekend was all out war in the trenches. Below, the two teams ruck over the ball. One bright spot for the Merritt side was the two tries scored by winger Cody Kightley (below, left). Ian Webster/Herald

Merritt bull rider Ty Pozzobon just missed out on Sunday’s final performance at the Calgary Stampede on the weekend, but still came away from the World’s Richest Rodeo with over $9,000 in his pocket. Pozzobon, 20, rode Broken Spoke to a score of 82.5, good enough for third place in Saturday’s wild card draw and a $6,000 paycheck. Unfortunately, only the top two finishers were eligible to move on to Super Sunday and the $100,000 first-place prize in each event. The young Merritt cowboy went into Stampede week brimming with confidence thanks to almost $20,000 in rodeo earnings over the previous three weeks, including a PBR win in Calgary back on July 3-4. In Pool B action at the Stampede, from July 10-14, Pozzobon rode his first two bulls, Smooth Criminal and Little Bit of Sugar, to scores of 84.5 and 80.5 respec-

tively. Although he was bucked off on each of his next two rides, Pozzobon was still able to finish 9th in his grouping, pick up $3,000, qualify for the wild card round on Saturday and get one last crack at making the finals. Winner of this year’s Stampede bull riding event was Pozzobon’s traveling partner, Chad Besplug from Claresholm, Alberta. In an article published in the July 16 edition of the Calgary Herald, the 25-yearold Besplug states that some of his winnings will go towards a trip to California with his rodeo buddies. “Me and Tyler Thomsen were joking around that Tanner Bryne and Ty Pozzobon are like our kids. They’re just out of their teens. We said that if one of us wins the Stampede, he’d have to do something special for everybody. The two kids said, ‘We want to go to Disneyland’. So that’s what we’re doing.”

SERIOUS AIR TIME Merritt bull rider Ty Pozzobon goes airborne on Broken Spoke in Saturday’s wild card draw at the Calgary Stampede. The young cowboy scored 82.5, good for third place and a $6,000 paycheck. Photo submitted


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Otters make a splash in Revelstoke

Pennington and Bansi sweep tennis Invitational

Cameron Parno (above) helped the Merritt Otters’ Div. 2 boys medley relay team swim to a third-place bronze medal at a meet in Revelstoke on the weekend. Ian Webster/Herald

A total of 13 athletes from the Merritt Otters Swim Club took part in a meet in Revelstoke on the weekend. Taylor Carmichael (Div. 5) and Bianca Cavaliere (Div. 1) continued to make big waves in the pool, winning gold and silver aggregate medals respectively. Carmichael, 14, won all three of her individual races in Provincial qualifying times (PQT), set one meet record, and broke an Otters’ club record. For her part, Cavaliere, 8, picked up two firsts and two seconds in her four individual races (all PQT) and set three new club standards. Three Otters’ swimmers - Avery Warren (Div. 1), along with Cassie O’Flaherty and Laura Lefebvre (Div. 3) - improved their times in 100% of their events on the weekend, and helped the Otters’ team finish 5th overall with 333 points. Three Otters’ relay teams picked up bronze medals in Revelstoke: Div. 1 Girls Medley Div. 2 Boys Medley Div. 5 Girls Freestyle

(Bianca Cavaliere, Ashley Cavaliere, Paige Asseltine, Avery Warren) (Liam Warren, Brennan O’Flaherty, Evin Baird, Cameron Parno) (Taylor Carmichael, Cassie O’Flaherty, Laura Lefebvre, Bianca Cavaliere)

Next up for the Otters’ swim team is a meet in Salmon Arm this weekend, followed by the Regional Championships in Kamloops August 4-5.

(Above) The doubles teams of Bhavinder Bansi/Rose Pennington and Barb Scapinello/Jean Belleau. (Below) Deanna Strukoff volleys her return during ladies’ singles action on Saturday. Photos by Ian Webster/Herald and submitted The Merritt & District Tennis Club held its annual Invitational Tournament on the weekend at their tennis courts located adjacent to the Merritt Golf & Country Club. In Saturday’s singles action, Vancouver’s Rose Pennington emerged as the winner on the ladies’ side, defeating Barb Scapinello from Merritt 8-0 in a pro-set final. In an all-local men’s title match, Bhavinder Bansi beat Pavitar Dosanjh 8-3. Pennington and Bansi teamed up on Sunday to top the field in the mixed doubles event. The talented twosome defeated Scapinello and Jean Belleau 8-3 in the final. The next three scheduled events on the MDTC calendar are the Club Championships. The mixed doubles go on Saturday, September 1, the men’s and ladies’ singles on Saturday, September 8, and the men’s and ladies’ doubles on Sunday, September 9. For more information on the Merritt & District Tennis Club and its activities, contact Diane Quinn (378-4501) or Harry and Anita Orton (378-5805).

Five Merritt athletes headed to B.C. Summer Games When the Zone 2 bus pulled out of Kamloops at 6 a.m. Thursday morning en route to the 2012 B.C. Summer Games in Surrey, there were five very excited, young Merritt athletes on board. Parker Finch, 12, is headed to the Summer Games to compete in one-metre springboard diving, a sport he has been involved in for a little over two years. The youthful diver travels to Kamloops a couple of times a week to train with the Riptech Diving Club at the Canada Games Pool, located in the Tournament Capital Centre. Also bound for Surrey are four Nicola Valley softball players – all members of the Zone 2 peewee boys

team. They are David Colter-Jones, Nathan Tom, Dallas Lindley and Dalton Jury. The baseball foursome recently competed for Merritt at the peewee ‘C’ provincial championships in Clearwater. The five Merritt youngsters will arrive late Thursday morning in Surrey, in time for accreditation and one round of training. A welcoming banquet and the Opening Ceremonies will take place that night at Holland Park. The four softball players will begin competition bright and early Friday morning at the Cloverdale Athletic Park with two days of roundrobin games prior to the medal competition on

Parker Finch (left) will be competing in diving at the 2012 B.C. Summer Games, as will softball players (above, left to right) Dalton Jury, David Colter-Jones, Dallas Lindley and Nathan Tom. The Games run from July 12-15 in Surrey. Ian Webster/Herald

Sunday morning. The Zone 2 team plays its preliminary games at 9 and 11 a.m. Friday, and at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday. For Finch, everything comes down to

Saturday and one day of intense action at the South Surrey Pool. He will do six dives in total and hope that his scores are good enough to put him into the medals and onto the podium.

The 2012 B.C. Summer Games in Surrey will involve over

2,800 athletes, between the ages of 11-18, competing in 20 different sports. This year’s Summer Games will take place at 15 different venues in and around Surrey, and

involve over 900 coaches and officials and 3,500 local volunteers. The B.C. Summer & B.C. Winter Games are held every two years in different communities around the province.


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WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE NICOLA VALLEY Have an event we should know about? Tell us by calling 250-378-4241 or emailing production@merrittherald.com BAILLIE HOUSE Van der Zalm Nursery has made a donation of 100 French lilacs (average five feet tall) to assist us in further fundraising efforts. Proceeds will be split between the Baillie House and Lilac Conspiracy. The limit is one per person. Choose from five varieties. Orders must be prepaid at the Baillie House. Pay by this Friday. Pick-up on Friday or Saturday. Phone the Baillie House at 250-378-0349 for more details. The Iris Bulb Sale Continues! Freshly dug, drought resistant, perennial and available in both mini and large iris. Several different colours available. Funds raised will go towards painting several buildings. Call 250-378-0349 for more information. STREET FEST 2012 Don’t miss the Street Fest Wind Up Show. Saturday, July 21, 2012 at the Culture Club. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Show at 7 p.m. Featuring: Cameron and Evan Snee, Opie Oppenheim and Sabrina Weeks & Swing Cat Bounce. Tickets available at the Chamber of Commerce office and

Country Bug Books. COURTHOUSE GALLERY The next show at the Courthouse Art Gallery will feature artist MK Dahlquist-Gray. The name of the show is “Faces, Graces, and Friends.” Besides the work of MK, there will be pieces from her private collection and will feature a few of her local friends and supporters of the arts. Other works will feature: Jean Kiegerl, Shirley Sauviat, Sylvia Boyd, Phillip Woolgar and American artist friends, such as Paul Chalk, Gerald Condon, Dave Bartholet, Marcia Spahr and Rita S. Welch. The show runs from this Friday through August 25. There will be a reception on Saturday, July 21 from 3-5pm and the public is invited. JOURNEYS INTO TOMORROW TRANSITION HOUSE Children’s Camp July 24 & 25, 10 a.m. 6 p.m. and July 26, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Gwen Lake, I.R. No. 3. Ages: 8-15, under 8 years may attend with a parent or guardian. Signed permission slips

required. Overnight camping is available but must call ahead to request tent space. A complete supply list is available. Meals are provided but you are welcome to bring your own healthy snacks. Register by this Friday, July 20th. For more information call 250-378-6170 or email journeys@live.ca ANGEL’S ANIMAL RESCUE FUNDRAISING DINNER AND DANCE “Chili Dog Boogie” featuring entertainment by ‘The HooDoos’ on Saturday, Aug. 25 at the Lower Nicola Hall. Door Prizes, 50/50 draw, Cash Bar, Custom T-shirt Art and much more. Tickets are available at Merritt Veterinary Hospital, Nicola Valley Veterinary Clinic and Purity Feeds. Must be at least 19 years old. For more information 250315-2495 or 250-3150167. BETA SIGMA PHI Beta Sigma Phi Christmas Fair Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012. For Tables call: Diane 378-6925 or Debbie 378-5538. NICOLA VALLEY FALL FAIR We will be hav-

ing our giant yard sales again this year. Donations gratefully accepted, phone 250378-2303 for free pickup on Wednesday and Thursday, or arrangements can be made to deliver your donations to the Fair Building. Yard sale dates: Saturday, Aug. 11, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 12, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. WOMEN IN BUSINESS Every second Wednesday, 5:30 7:30 p.m., “Merritt’s Women in Business”, an informal network for entrepreneurial-minded women, meet at the Merritt Desert Inn. Aug. 8, Energy Plan and Miracle Question - find your balance in work and life with Life Skills Coach Kerstin Auer. RSVP by emailing Robyn at robyn@ rbrandproductions.ca BIKERS AND HIKERS The Merritt Mountain Bike Association is looking for members. Joining the MMBA gives you a voice in the local riding community and helps the association advocate on behalf of bikers and hikers alike who enjoy

the great trails in our valley. For more information on the club please visit www.merrittmountainbiking.com. For more information please contact the club via email at merrittbiking@yahoo.ca MERRITT DISC GOLF ASSOCIATION Disc Golf is one of the fastest growing sports in North America! Come out and see what all the rage is about. The Association carpools to the Logan Lake course several times a month and would love to have you join them for this highly addictive and interesting sport. If you do not have discs, do not worry as Merritt Disc Golf can provide you with a disc to get you started. Call Dean or Trish at 250378-6697. GARLIC FESTIVAL Pete and Becky Ratzlaff are looking for vendors who grow and produce products or fresh garlic, to participate in their garlic festival and antique tractor show at Smith Pioneer Park in Lower Nicola the last weekend in September. For more information call Becky or Pete at 250-378-4199.

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CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Beavers Mondays - 6 - 7 p.m. -Diamond Vale Elem. Brownies Thursdays - 5:30 - 7 p.m. Central School - 250-378-4768 Canadian Diabetes Association Once a month, 7 - 9 p.m. Trinity United Church Hall. Call Eva at 250-378-2897 or Gerry at 250-378-3716 Canadian Mental Health Association Merritt Clubhouse Wednesdays & Fridays: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 1721 Coldwater Ave. (Teen Centre) across from MSS. 250-378-4878 Catholic Women’s League Third Tuesday - 7 p.m. Catholic Hall Central School Pac First Tuesday - 7 p.m. Lunchroom 250-378-4892 Celebrate Recovery Meetings every Monday, 7:00 p.m. at New Life Fellowship, 1938 Quilchena Ave. 250-378-4534 CMS Pac Second Monday - 7 p.m. CMS Library Community Choir Mondays - 7 p.m. - Fall to Spring Collettville Elementary - 250-378-9899 Conayt Bingo Thursdays - 6 p.m. - Elks Hall Court House Dance Society Third Tuesday - 6:30 p.m. 1840 Nicola Ave. Court Whist - Fun Game Wednesdays - 7 p.m. at the Seniors Centre 250-378-2776 Cubs Mondays - 6:30-8 p.m. - Bench Elementary Drop-in Lacrosse

Thursdays 7 p.m. at C.M.S. Drop-In Soccer Tuesdays & Thursdays: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Girls & Boys 16+ welcome 250-378-2530 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’ Centre 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 Navy League Cadet Corp Wednesdays 6 - 9 p.m. Cadet Hall Ages 9-13 welcome 250-378-2620 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. Merritt’s Women in Business Second Wednesday 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Merritt Desert Inn 250-315-5851 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 Last Wednesday of the month 7 p.m. at Garden Sushi Scott: 250-378-3502 www.nvdra.com N.V. Explorers Second Wednesday - NVIT # 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 Diamond Vale 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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As time brings us farther apart, Our love never fades. You live on in our hearts forever, And are only a wish away. Forever is a long time to miss hugs, Kisses and “the look” Our Mom, well she had EVERYTHING it took. Our memories are strong and our Love is stronger still. She lives on with us everyday, And we know she always will. WE LOVE YOU MOMMA!!

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ATTENTION COLLECTORS 1980 CAMARO, only 50,000 K on punched 305 eng. 3 spd. Needs some body work. For more info. $2800 OBO. 1-250-523-9762. (Logan Lake)

Townhouses 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath townhouse $900/mon incl. gas. Quiet responsible tenants. 250-6820844

Scrap Car Removal Scrap Vehicles, Equip. & steel wntd. Have HIAB truck. In/out of town. I pay $$$$ 315-4893

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Auctions

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Auctions

Estate Auction - Kamloops, B.C. • Saturday, July 21th, 10:00 a.m. Location: Westsyde, 3290 Bank Road (watch for sign) HD Easyclean Pressure Washer, 24 HP Honda V Twin Value $4000., Aircooled Diesel Portable Generator, Karcher Pressure Washer, Power Saws, Makita Chainsaw, Honda waterpump, Tile Cutter, 4 HP Lawnmower, Gazebo, Large Tent, Drill Press, Large Vise, tools, power Tools, Deep Freeze, bench Grinder, (2) 36� Pipewrenches, 24 Gas Cans, 20 HP Johnson O/B Merc Kicker and much more....

16’ Trihull Fiberglass Boat Bow River w/150 HP Merc O/B

Terms - Cash, VISA, MC. Good Checks Honoured. Viewing Prior to Auction - 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sales Conducted by HARVEY’S AUCTION SERVICE Ph/Fax 250-376-7826 • Cell 250-319-2101

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MOVE IN BONUS! MERRITT 1988 Quillchena Ave., Merritt, BC

JULY 16, 2012 Applications are now being accepted for apartments, suites and houses. Many assorted units coming available.

Pine Apts. Avail for rent-1 & 2 bdrm. Totally reno’ed 1 bdrm. Apt. $600 1 bdrm. Bsmt. Suite close to town $650 3 bdrm. In duplex close to town - $925 incl. util. 3 bdrm. Townhouse in Sun Valley Court - $1100 plus utilities 1 bdrm. Close to town - $575 incl. utilities Gorgeous house on Nicola Lake. $1500 plus utilities 3 bdrm. Townhouse - $750 plus utilities 3 bdrm. Apt. @ Grandview Hts. - $800 plus utilities House on the bench – 3 bdrm. Up 1 down - $1500 plus utilities 3 bdrm. Upstairs in house $900 plus utilities 3 bdrm. Upstairs in house, brand new - $1100 bachelor close to town - $525 1 bdrm. Apt. - $650 2 bdrm. Bsmt. Suite – new reno’s $850 2 bdrm. Apt. at Willow-Rieve Apt. - $650 incl. heat 4 bdrm. duplex $900 plus utilities. Call for more info on these units and others call

250-378-1996

Under new t. managemen • Bus stop • 1 bedroom starting @ $500/month • 2 bedrooms starting @ $600/month

250-378-9880 Misc for Rent

ALL SEASONS MOTEL AFFORDABLE • 1 bdrm w/kitchenette • 2 bdrm w/kitchenette • family units w/kitchenette Daily, Weekly & Monthly Rentals

MERRITT REAL ESTATE SERVICES Property Managers: Cathy & Lynda

Becoming a newspaper carrier is an excellent opportunity to teach children the life skills for success.

Mobile Homes & Parks

Walk to the beach in 5 minutes! Tired of icy winters and pesky mosquitoes? Cruise to the Sunshine Coast, B.C., watch the Orcas play, and then relax in your lovely 14 x 70 – 2 bdrm. mobile home in the Coast’s best-kept mobile home park! Many extras include hardwood laminate oors, spacious living/dining/kitchen areas, large covered deck and carport, 5 newer appliances plus electric F/P. Most private unit, overlooking spacious green park area with RV parking nearby. Small dogs welcome. A steal at $121,500. New listing. Call Dave Brackett, 604-886-8107 or 1-778-839-0219 before it’s gone!

Houses For Sale New Price!

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Houses For Sale JUST LISTED

SIGN # 7174

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$525,000

3028 Spanish Creek Place Merritt 250-378-4549

920 Coldwater Road Merritt 250-378-2306

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2 LOTS & SHOP

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SIGN # 7170

$398,900

$385,000

2075 Aspen Street Merritt 250-378-9108

1375 Quilchena Avenue Merritt 250-280-8007

NEW PRICE

GREAT VIEW!

Currently we are hiring in your area and we are looking for young people to help us deliver the newspaper. If anyone in your family is interested in being a paper carrier, call us.

378-4241

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$369,900

$319,900

3325 Boyd Road Merritt 250-315-5521

2390 Irvine Avenue Merritt 250-280-2318

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• Cable TV • FREE Movies • Air Conditioning

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Mobile Homes & Pads Available July 15. 2 bedroom mobile. Washer, dryer, fridge, stove small fenced yard. $900 month utilities included. 250378-0887

Homes for Rent 4 bdrm home for rent, lots of space, large fenced back yard, close to schools, quiet location. $1300/mon. Call 250378-9660 or 250-378-0224 4 bdrm house for rent on Bench. 2 1/2 bath, appliances incl, large yard on cul-de-sac. $1500/mon. 1-250-377-5698

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2343 McGoran Place Merritt 604-592-0777

2475 Coutlee Merritt 250-378-3684

SAFE LOCATION

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$188,900

$169,500

1500 River Street Merritt 604-541-1500

14-2760 Voght St. Merritt 250-378-0016

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Room & Board Rooms to rent and/or room & board. $400/mon. for room. Room & board negotiable. Seniors preferred. Contact Doug or Donna at 250-378-5688 or douggdixon@yahoo.ca. No alcohol or drugs.

Direct line to the Property Management Department Call for all of your Residential or Commercial property management needs!

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Mobile Homes & Parks

Suites, Lower 2 BEDROOM basement suite on Bann Street available immediately. No pets and No smoking. $700/month includes utilities. May require references Contact Sandy or Jas at: 250-315-4675.

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SIGN # 71229

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$8,900

4B-1500 Spring Street Merritt 250-378-6681

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