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Merritt man dies in fall near Hope Victim had head injury, died the following day By Jade Swartzberg THE HERALD

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A 51-year-old Merritt man is dead after falling from a cliff while trying to photograph a waterfall. Steven Robert Thomas was attempting to take a picture of a waterfall just off the Coquihalla Highway near Hope last Tuesday, when he fell from the cliff and sustained a fatal head injury. The accident took place about 30 kilometres north of Hope, said the Hope RCMP, who were called to assist Emergency Services at around 10 a.m. “The man had exited his vehicle in an attempt to take pictures of the scenery,” said Hope RCMP Const. Tracy Wolbeck. “As he was climbing down the embankment, he lost his footing and fell approximately 30 feet.” Thomas was transported by air to Royal Columbian Hospital in critical condi-

tion, but was unable to recover from his injuries and died the following day (July 18), said Barb McLintock from the BC Coroners Service, in a press release confirming his identity. “This is so tragic,” said Wolbeck. “Our hearts and thoughts are with the victim’s family at this very difficult time.” The Coroners Service continues to investigate the incident and has notified Thomas’ family of his death. “The BC Coroners Service expresses its condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Thomas,” said McLintock. On July 12, the Herald published an article about Thomas after receiving a tip from one of his neighbours that he was a communityminded man, who frequently weed-whacked the alleyways near his home. At the time he said the activity gave him a sense of accomplishment, and allowed him to “pay forward” the help he received from others when he was previously injured. Thomas used to operate heavy machinery at Similco Mines near Princeton and had lived in Merritt since 1994.

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Steven Thomas died Wednesday after falling from a cliff near the Coquihalla Highway while trying to photograph a waterfall. Thomas lived in Merritt since 1994 and frequently helped his neighbours by cutting the grass along the alleyway behind his home. Phillip Woolgar/Herald

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Merritt weighs in on forest management By Phillip Woolgar THE HERALD

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A focus on community forest management and incentives for reforestation could improve the outlook of B.C.’s timber industry, says Don Brown of the Logan Lake Community Forest Corporation, which supplies Merritt’s Aspen Planers with much of its wood. “This is a watershed point for forest regulation and legislation in British Columbia, much the same as in the late ’80s and early ’90s,� Brown said. “This is a time when government can rebalance the distribution of volume in the amalgamation of crown forest to three or four companies in B.C.� The government-appointed Special Committee on Timber Supply — consisting of seven B.C. MLAs — visited the Merritt Best Western for a five-hour public consultation on Thursday, July 12. Brown and other stakeholders at the meeting relayed their ideas about what can be done to mitigate a lack of available timber for harvest. He wanted to increase the amount of community-controlled forests by approximately three times, adding that the District of Logan Lake replants trees approximately 1.5 years after harvest, compared to the provincial average of four to seven years. “The reason is there is no incentive for the licensees to be quicker in reforestation,� he said. “The best forestry management would happen through incentives, the same incentives that are making Logan Lake choose its management strategies.� Vernon Monashee MLA Eric Forster questioned where the volume would come from. “In most areas, we’re looking at reductions in [supply] for the next while,� he said. According to Cowichan Valley MLA Bill Routley, “Rebalancing the distribution of forests runs contrary to some of the industry that would like to see a conversion to area-based tenures, for example.� Merritt Mayor Susan Roline relayed to the committee her discussions with city

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council, which suggested opening up other areas to harvest. “[We discussed] going into more Crown land, lands closer to the city than we normally log,� she said, adding that local mills haven’t felt much of an impact but anticipate future revenue issues. “We have some of our mills that are looking to other buyers for different product.� Roline said one of Merritt’s four sawmills will likely close due to the suffering sector. “I guess it will depend on how creative that sawmill is for them to be able to stay in business,� she said. “Then we would probably see shifts being cut down, so then that would mean people out of work.� Other ideas at the meeting included: following through with identified mitigation options; setting a supply target and having B.C. forest managers shoot for the goal; and

increasing funding for timber analysis. Actions such as fertilizing the trees so they grow faster and harvesting around streams and wetlands — not currently allowed — could also increase timber supply. The committee estimates 80 per cent of the lodgepole pine throughout the province will be killed by the beetle. That number drops in the southern regions, including around Merritt. The pine beetle has destroyed approximately 18.1 million hectares in North America. Timber supply is expected to drop by 20 per cent below the pre-infestation levels in 10 to 15 years, lasting for approximately 50 years. The committee is travelling throughout B.C. for a series of public consultation sessions before reporting to the Legislative Assembly of B.C., expected on Aug. 15.

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Man succumbs to ATV injuries after being in a coma By Phillip Woolgar THE HERALD

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The man who was crushed by his ATV while riding up a steep slope behind Tolko Industries on July 4 died from his injuries last Sunday in Vancouver General Hospital.

While not many details have been released to the public, William Ernest Coburn is reported to have been 70 years old. He was rumoured to have been put into a coma shortly after the accident and sent to Vancouver General.

At the scene of the accident, his riding partner said he was driving up a steep bank when the ATV fell back onto him. The accident happened about 100 metres up a steep dirt bike slope. Coburn was 70 years old

when he died. He had seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren, as well has one sister and a brother. He enjoyed railroading, fishing, camping and quading. He was an active member of the seniors community.

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A charity soccer tournament at the Central Middle School field is scheduled for Aug. 19 and organizers are looking for participants for the “A Chance at Change in 1-Day Soccer Tournament.” The charity competition is for Save Lives Ethiopia, which is an African-based group that sponsors and supports orphans. “But they also do more, like sponsor their lives and get them an education,” said Tanisha Suzuki, who is co-organizing the fundraiser. “They sponsor them through a local university.” She said the chances of finding a job after their education is high because the nation has one of the fastest-growing economies. Saves Lives Ethiopia also sponsors AIDS research. Suzuki became familiar with the group after attending workshops in Ethiopia from a program offered through the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology, where she studies business administration. “When I was in Ethiopia, our group went and saw them for the day and supplied them with lunch and hung out with them,” she explained. “This lead to the oneday soccer tournament because they affected us so much in one day and we wanted to see what Merritt can do in one day. “Soccer was one thing that, no matter what the language barriers were, no matter how many different issues there were, when they were playing soccer, they were just so happy.” She said the group was extremely welcoming, letting everyone play. “It didn’t matter if you were a boy or girl, or how old you were, they just really wanted everyone to play,” she explained. Suzuki has been playing soccer

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since she was a child, and she continues to play in the Merritt drop-in league. Four teams are registered for the tournament, with various numbers of people. Up to 11 people are welcome on a team. The tournament will include youth soccer nets and is played in half-field lengths.

Teams from out of town may also be joining. A silent auction may be part of the events. TJ Cheema is also helping to organize the tournament. “We do need more people to join,” Cheema said, noting she’s always wanted to organize a fundraiser. “I had a high school basketball coach who would open up the gym and I thought of doing something like this, that people can become involved in, would be good for the community, because summer can be boring.” People can join a Facebook page called A Chance at Change. Anyone 14 and up are welcome to join. Participants can also register by emailing tanisha_suzuki@yahoo. com. Organizers are also looking for referees and donations.

ETHIOPIA FACT SHEET • The average annual income is $330 per year • 104 out of every 1,000 people die before age 5 • School enrolment is 45 per cent • The literacy rate is 36 per cent • The life expectancy is 56 years • More than 35 per cent of Ethiopians live below the poverty line • Ethiopia is ranked 171 out of 182 countries on the Human Development Index • Ethiopia has the 12th largest number of people living with HIV/AIDS Source: World Vision

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From the Herald archives: July, 1982 Claybanks Park up for lease Members of the private sector are being offered the opportunity to lease the site of the proposed Claybanks Trailer Park and carry out the development of the area. Several months ago the Province of B.C. granted the City of Merritt a parcel of land by Claybanks River to be developed into a trailer park site. “But we don’t have the money to develop it,” Alderman Larry Lemire said.


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As of Market Close on July 20, 2012

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Commodities Gold am/pm Äx London 1576.25 Copper Highgrade 3.37 Lumber (day session) 291.50 Live Cattle 118.55

Mutual Funds Brands Sionna Cdn. Eqt 9.54 IA Clarington Cdn. Eqt 24.18 IA Clarington Glbl. Eqt 10.91 CI Harbour Fund 20.10 Dynamic Cdn Value Cls 10.93 Fidelity Asset Allocation 23.94 Fidelity Disp Cad Eqt 24.87

MUSICAL ALLIES Brian Snee, left, with his sons Cameron, centre, and Evan, perform at the Street Fest Wind Up Show on Saturday. Phillip Woolgar/Herald

Recycling encouraged among visitors Free glad packs now available at major tourist stops in Valley By Phillip Woolgar THE HERALD

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A free Glad Blue Bag recycling pack is now available to anyone wanting to help the environment, as part of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District’s 2012 Seasonal Resident and Visitor Recycling Pilot Project. The packs are meant to give those who are vacationing an opportunity to recycle. “When people go on vacation, they typically have to put their recycling practices on hold while they are away from home,” said Martin Dickson, TNRD environmental health services technologist. “We wanted to give them the opportunity and get people recycling in the first place when they are out.” The sample packs allow people to drop off their recycling at transfer stations and are available at major tourists stops throughout town, including at visitor centres, municipal offices, Eco-card retailers and TNRD recycling and waste drop-off points. An entry form that comes with the recycling pack can be submitted at TNRD recycling stations for the chance at a Coleman camping starter kit, Dickson said.

Other items contained in the packs include a Glad Blue Bag and information about what and where to recycle. “Every time we fill a square metre of a landfill with garbage, that’s reducing its lifetime,” Dickson said. “If we can’t keep garbage out, which is what would typically happen if people are out in the TNRD and creating garbage, then our landfills are going to fill up that much quicker.” The cost to the TNRD for handling solid waste would decrease due to the amount of material that wouldn’t need to be handled by equipment. “By offering this recycling pilot to seasonal residents and visitors, the expectation is that the lifespan of landfills is extended and tax dollars are not as impacted by the region’s transient population,” the TNRD stated in a release. “It also helps create a more sustainable and environmentally responsible waste management system — now and for generations to come.” Participating regions include Bonaparte Plateau, Blue Sky Country, Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Clinton, Logan Lake, Lytton and Merritt. Unlimited household blue-bag recycling is available at all TNRD recycling locations.

RECYCLING FACT SHEET • A littered aluminum can takes 500 years to disintegrate • It takes 100 years to dissolve tin cans • Paper takes 80 years to break down • Glass would take 1 million years to break down naturally • Plastic takes 1 million years to break down • An aluminum can takes about 60 days to be collected, transported for recycling, melted, made into a new can, and placed back onto grocer’s shelves • A glass container takes 8-12 weeks to be recycled and returned to store shelves • Recycled plastic is made into fibre to make new bottles, buckets, pails, and fleece jackets • Paper is hydro-pulped into new paper products such as newspaper, books, magazines, catalogues or office paper Source: Recycling Council of British Columbia

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THIS WEEK’S MARKETS .... The S&P/TSX Composite Index gained 0.9% last week to close at 11,623. Seven out of ten sectors advanced for the week led by Energy, Consumer Staples and Industrials, while Telecom underperformed. Oil was up $4.25 (4.8%) to close at $92.58/bbl while natural gas futures surged $0.22 (7.5%) to close at $3.13. Gold bullion Änished the week at $1.604, down $10.85 (0.7%). The Canadian dollar strengthened against the US dollar, closing at $1.013/USD.

Canadian Common A&W Revenue Royalties 22.37 ATCO Ltd. 74.99 Arc Resources Ltd. 23.60 BCE Inc 41.98 Barrick Gold Corp 34.95 Ballard Power Sys 1.12 Bonavista Energy Corp 17.20 Bombardier 3.89 Bank of Montreal 58.11 Bank of Nova Scotia 52.15 Can. National Railway 87.90 Canadian Tire (NON VTG A) 67.14 Cameco Corporation 22.87 CIBC 71.70 Canadian Utilities Ltd. 69.76 Can. Real Est. Trust 42.40 Can. Nat. Res. Ltd. 28.79 Enbridge 41.08 EnCana Corporation 20.76 Finning 22.89 Husky Energy Inc. 25.58 Imperial Oil 43.69 Kinross Gold Corp 8.16 Loblaw Companies 32.23 Maple Leaf Foods 10.43 Molson Coors Can Inc. 42.35 Manulife Financial 10.67 Pembina Pipeline Corp. 27.48 Potash Corp of Sask 46.01 Pengrowth Energy Corp. 6.31 Power Financial Corp. 25.46 Precision Drilling Corp 7.64 Rogers Comm Inc. 37.68

Royal Bank 52.41 Research In Motion Ltd. 6.87 Sun Life Financial Inc 21.91 Shaw Comm Inc 19.46 Shopper’s Drug Mart 42.90 Suncor Energy Inc 30.48 Toromont Inds Ltd 20.98 Toronto Dominion Bank 80.00 Transcanada Corp 44.31 Telus Corp 61.36 Tim Hortons Inc 53.20

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SUPPORTING THERAPY Sheri Bishop (right) accepts a $1,000 cheque on behalf of Nicola Family Therapy from Trish Rodie, Success By 6 Merritt co-ordinator. The funding will go towards the cost of art therapy supplies used for individual and group counselling. Nicola Family Therapy also received a recent donation from Ardew Wood Products, as well as 10 per cent of proceeds from a Cash Mob at Nicola Valley Dollar Mart. Submitted

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Kamloops’ Royal Inland Hospital is set to build improved parking and new clinic space as part of an estimated $80-million redevelopment package. On July 11, Premier Christy Clark announced the funding and said the first chunk of cash sets the stage for another $320 million in renovations at a later date, including a surgical and inpatient tower. “This is just the beginning,” she said, adding the first phase will achieve “fundamentals” — designing, business planning and the like — before the rest of the upgrade is worked out. In the first phase of the project, the hospital will recieve clinic space for its cardiology, neurology, renal and respiratory programs, more teaching space for UBC medical programs and a new parkade at its Columbia Street entrance that will also add a level access point to the hospital for people with impaired mobility. The RIH master plan, completed last year, suggested the new parkade could add about 300 more stalls to the hospital’s parking stock. “It doesn’t seem like a big

thing until you have a loved one that’s in the hospital,” said Clark, “and the stress of not being able to find a place to park when you’re already feeling pretty stressed about someone you love going through an incredibly tough time inside the building, is really difficult.” However, a representative from the B.C. Nurses’ Union said she is disappointed to see the hospital’s parking issues take precedence over what she said are critical staffing and space shortages. “Parking’s an issue, but this is number one,” said Tracey Quewezance, the BCNU steward for RIH, pointing to signs she and several other union reps held through Clark’s announcement. The signs read: “safe staffing = safe patient case.” Quewezance said a lack of capacity has become a serious problem at RIH. As the premier made her announcement, the hospital was already about 25 patients over its capacity, Quewezance said. For her, the announcement was bittersweet. “There were other pieces they could have done before building that parkade,” she said. “I am disappointed we’re not

going ahead with building the tower that would be addressing the capacity issue, the staffing issue. Baby steps, I guess.” Clark said the tower needs to come after the first phase, noting new clinic space will address some of the union’s space concerns. “The surgical tower and that big increase in clinical space that comes from that can only happen once this is underway,” Clark said. “We don’t want that to remain a fantasy . . . this is the first step and we can’t get to the second step without this.” Clark said the rest of the money for the renovation is “notionally” set aside, but is probably a few years down the road. It was a statement echoed by Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Kevin Krueger, who Clark praised as a “tenacious, relentless” campaigner for RIH. “The other $320 million not being committed is on the books,” he said. “It’s not some never-neverland thing.” It’s not yet clear when construction will begin at the hospital. Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Terry Lake said, ideally, construction will begin in the back half of 2013.

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HERALD OPINION Who should pay for first response? Langley City’s resolution to the Union of B.C. Municipalities about the costs of first response is a welcome start to a long-overdue discussion. The City seeks the support of other municipalities, in asking the provincial government to pay more towards the cost of sending firefighters out to medical emergencies. This has become the main duty of firefighters in most cities across B.C., with calls to actual fires or other emergencies such as hazardous spills far fewer in number. The Merritt Fire Rescue Department received its First Responder certification this year. The reason the province has a role to play is that the work firefighters are doing is actually that of a paramedic, albeit with less specialized training. The province has been able to save money on the ambulance service by having firefighters respond first. In addition, firefighters are governed by different work rules, so four firefighters are routinely dispatched to a call where no more than two ambulance attendants would respond. The Langley is suggesting that the province contribute to the costs of fire departments in jurisdictions where firefighters are first responders — including Merritt. This is one possibility, but another is that the province establish more ambulance stations and hire more paramedics. A good look at all work rules surrounding paramedics would also be helpful, as often they are tied up at hospitals waiting for emergency staff to admit a patient they have transported there. The point that Langley is making, and it’s one that most taxpayers would endorse, is that property taxes are being used to pay for health services. Health is a provincial responsibility and, as such, should be paid for by provincial governments. Cities are hard-pressed for money already. They have a limited ability to levy taxes, and property taxes are already high enough. No matter what happens, the whole issue of who pays for first response needs a much closer look. It’s good the discussion is underway. - Langley Times

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Count your blessings in the wake of tragedy

JADE SWARTZBERG Merritt HERALD Merritt’s scorching heat has surrendered to a wet, grey Monday morning, appropriately reflecting the mood following a string of tragedies last week — several of them quite close to home. Earlier this month we printed a photo of an ATV accident on the area near Lindley Creek Road. We knew the rider was quite badly hurt, but didn’t know

the extent of his injuries. Last week, we learnt that the rider was 70-year-old William Coburn and that he had died as a result of this accident. Just a few days later, we heard about the tragic death of 51-year-old Steven Thomas, who slipped down an embankment along the Coquihalla Highway while attempting to capture a photograph of a waterfall. Thomas suffered a head injury and died the following day. This morning I heard that Merritt had suffered yet another tragic loss — 18-year-old Victor Charlie was killed in a single-vehicle crash about 20 kilometres south of Kamloops on Friday afternoon. Fire crews found his vehicle about 150

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feet down an embankment. Beyond the borders of the Nicola Valley, the news wasn’t much better. On Friday, the BC Coroners Service identified two bodies that were recovered in the Johnsons Landing mudslide that devastated the little community in southeastern British Columbia as Valentine Webber, 60, and his daughter Diana Webber, 22. A second daughter — 17-year-old Rachel — is still missing, as is a 64-year-old German woman named Petra Frehse. Another press release in my inbox this morning reported that an 11-year-old boy from Christina Lake was killed while attending a summer Bible camp near Grand Forks when his cabin

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was crushed by fallen trees on Friday. A sudden windstorm hit the area bringing down many trees on their campsite and Richard Fehr was tragically killed. Then of course there was the awful news on Friday morning that an armed man had walked into a movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado and opened fire on a theatre full of men, women and children gathered to watch the midnight premiere of Batman The Dark Knight Rises. Twelve people were killed and 58 were wounded. I don’t recount these sobering events to be morbid — rather, I suppose, to remind us of how fragile and fleeting life can be. In just a moment a man tak-

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ing a moment to capture beauty on the roadside, or a group of people anxious to see a long-awaited movie had their lives snuffed out. Strangely, we featured Steven Thomas just a week before he died in our Friends and Neighbours section for being a helpful neighbour and mowing the grass in the neighbourhood alleyways. Luckily, he was able to receive a bit of thanks and recognition from his friends before he died. Unfortunately, it’s likely that many others left this life before their friends and family were able to express their love or appreciation. In the wake of these events, let’s remember to count our blessings and express our appreciation to our friends and loved ones.

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HOT WHEELS Caitlin de Wit practices her bicycling skills during Collettville Elementary’s bike rodeo in June. Students rotated between different stations around the school yard. Jade Swartzberg/Herald

RCMP ‘harrassment’ at rally uncalled for Dear Editor: I take serious offence, as do hundreds of others gathering their information, both to the RCMP harrassment and unnecessary harrassment at the Great Canadian Bike Rally in Merritt. Last year you had your local police only — no issues. This year you bring in many extra special forces and nothing but trouble, with harrassment by the police. Seriously, smashing an 83 year old woman’s face into the cement in front of many witnesses and the rally organizers and we riders are trying to find this woman to help her. But really, how manly and protective of the RCMP. And these people in the paper comments, who

basically say staff are stealing funds that are being raised for the kids by the bikers - that is slander, defamation, etc. If you knew the first thing about the people who were there and the majority of the people who ride are professionals in their careers, you would shut your mouths. This event raised money for kids — or attempted to — but your special police force ruined that big time, not only for the kids, but for your local townspeople and businesses who make money from such events. You dare to call most of us riders scums and pigs — defamation/harassment by police and by some of your citizens who write to the paper. Here are some exam-

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ples of the people there: I am a teacher — college, another rider is an admissions advisor at a university, another I know is an airline pilot with a major airline who flies all over the world — you have likely been on a plane he flies (makes me laugh when you think this normal citizen who chooses to ride a bike for a hobby has millions of lives in his hands daily, and does a fabulous job) — another has a business that makes famous movie props, one worked for WorkSafe BC, another governing employment laws. We do not have criminal records. We don’t do illegal activities — but you choose to judge us and don’t know a thing about us. Big loss to the kids who needed the money and I am sure to

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office in Ottawa. I am sure he would like to examine the tons of videos/pictures taken that will eventually surface. Write or send pictures of this completely uncalled for behavior by the RCMP that ruined a great rally and a super opportunity to raise money for kids — maybe they should go concentrate on fixing crime and not harassing bike enthusiasts. Even the club guys caused no trouble. Educate yourself before you partake in events you know nothing about. I will also write this to The Province so it hits all of B.C. In fact, I hope all people who took pictures who had direct confrontations write the rally office.

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HOME GAMES Sat., Sept. 8

Prince George (in Chilliwack)

12:00 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 15

Trail

7:30 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 28

Langley

7:30 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 29

Prince George

7:30 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 13

Powell River

7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 19

West Kelowna

7:30 p.m.

Sun., Oct. 21

Salmon Arm

2:00 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 27

Alberni Valley

7:30 p.m.

Sun., Oct. 28

Victoria

2:00 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 2

Surrey

7:30 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 10

Trail

7:30 p.m.

Wed., Nov. 14

Penticton

7:00 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 23

Chilliwack

7:30 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 8

Cowichan Valley 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 15

Salmon Arm

7:30 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 22

Vernon

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Fri., Jan. 4

Penticton

7:30 p.m.

Sat., Jan. 5

Trail

7:30 p.m.

Wed., Jan. 16

West Kelowna

7:00 p.m.

Sat., Jan 19

Coquitlam

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Sat., Feb. 2

Nanaimo

7:30 p.m.

Tues., Feb. 5

Vernon

7:00 p.m.

Fri., Feb. 15

Vernon

7:30 p.m.

Sat., Feb. 16

Penticton

7:30 p.m.

Sat., Feb. 23

West Kelowna

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Sat., Mar. 2

West Kelowna

7:30 p.m.

Wed., Mar. 6

Vernon

7:00 p.m.

Fri., Mar. 8

Salmon Arm

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Merritt Centennials 2012-13 Exhibition Schedule Tues., Aug. 28 @ Chilliwack in Hope Time TBA Wed., Aug. 29 vs Langley 7:00 p.m. Fri., Aug. 31 vs Trail 7:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 1 @ Trail 7:30 p.m. 2012

in Chilliwack Fri., Sept. 7 3:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 8 11:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Sun., Sept 9 10:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

Alberni Valley vs Langley Victoria vs Coquitlam Powell River vs Surrey Chilliwack vs Penticton Victoria vs Alberni Valley Merritt vs Prince George West Kelowna vs Salmon Arm Vernon vs Penticton Cowichan Valley vs Trail Chilliwack vs Nanaimo Vernon vs Powell River Salmon Arm vs Nanaimo Coquitlam vs Cowichan Valley Trail vs Merritt Surrey vs West Kelowna Langley vs Prince George

CENTS’ 2012-13 REGULAR SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED The Merritt Centennials hockey club, in conjunction with the British Columbia Hockey League, have released their 2012-13 regular season schedule. The Cents’ 56-game regular season begins with two games as part of the BCHL’s inaugural Showcase event, slated for September 7-9 at Prospera Place in Chilliwack. Merritt will play the Prince George Spruce Kings on the Saturday at 12 noon, and the Trail Smoke Eaters on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The Centennials’ official home opener will be the following Saturday, September 15 at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena versus Trail. The 2012-13 Cents’ schedule features home and away games against every other

BCHL team. Merritt will play seven games in total against each Interior Division club: Vernon, Penticton, Trail, Salmon Arm and West Kelowna (formerly Westside). They will also play two games against each of the 10 non-divisional teams from the Coast and Island Conferences. The only exception will be Prince George who Merritt plays on three occasions in total. The 2012-13 BCHL regular season schedule is top heavy in weekend games - on Friday and Saturday nights, and on Sunday afternoons. Week night games have been kept to a minimum. The Cents’ own schedule sees a total of 22 Saturday night games (14 home, 8 away), 19 Friday night games (7 home,

12 away), five games on a Sunday, 6 on a Wednesday and 4 on a Tuesday. Play-by-play coverage of every Cents’ regular season game can be heard on Q101 radio, and viewed on the BCHL website through FASTHockey. com. Some important home dates to remember in this coming season’s Cents’ schedule are: Sept. 8 - season opener vs Prince George @ BCHL Showcase in Chilliwack Sept. 15 - season home opener vs Trail Sept. 28 - vs former Centennial Jakob Reichert and the Langley Rivermen Nov. 14 - vs RBC champion Penticton Vees, the team that knocked the Centennials out of the playoffs last season.

AWAY GAMES Sun., Sept. 9

Trail (in Chilliwack)

2:30 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 22

Prince George

7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 5

Powell River

7:30 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 6

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7:00 p.m.

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Penticton

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Tues., Dec. 18

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7:30 p.m.

Fri., Dec. 21

Vernon

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Fri., Jan. 11

Coquitlam

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Tues., Jan. 22

West Kelowna

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Fri., Jan. 25

Victoria

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Sat., Jan 26

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Fri., Feb. 8

Penticton

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Sat., Feb. 9

Langley

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Wed., Feb. 13

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Fri., Feb. 22

Penticton

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Fri., Mar. 1

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Sat., Mar. 9

Vernon

7:00 p.m.

Former Centennial stops by the Nicola Valley Former Merritt Centennial Jeff Jones was in town briefly last week. The 21-year-old native of Revelstoke played two seasons (2009 – 2011) with the Cents prior to attending Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on a hockey scholarship this past year. During his time in Merritt, Jones played 119 regular season games in a Cents’ uniform. The ultra-quick winger, who stands just 5’9” and weighs 175 lbs., scored a total of 49 goals and added 62 assists for a 111 points. He also accumulated another three goals and seven helpers in eight playoff games over two seasons.

In the 201011 BCHL season, Jones’s 59 points in 59 games was tops on the Centennials, and the gifted scorer with a knack for finding the net was voted his team’s Most Valuable Player. Jones felt that this past year at Robert Morris was a good one. “I played in 25 of the 39 games, which was about what I expected as a freshman,” he said. “The NCAA Division 1 game is quite a bit quicker, and teams know each other very well. There’s a lot of scouting and preparation.” In his just over two dozen games with the

RMU Colonials, Jones picked up four goals and four assists on 28 shots to go along with just two penalty minutes. He’s optimistic that ice time and stats will increase in his sophomore year. “There are a bunch of guys graduating (including eight senior forwards), so I think I’ll see more playing time this coming season.” Jones had some BCHL company on this past season’s Colonials’ squad that played in the Mid Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC)

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and finished with an overall record of 17-175. Fellow freshman forward Scott Jacklin was a key member of the Trail Smoke Eaters from 2008-11, while sophomore defenseman Jimmy Geerin played four seasons in

the BCHL with Trail, Penticton, Cowichan Valley and Burnaby. Joining the Colonials this September for his rookie year will be Prince George Spruce King’s graduating defenseman Chase Golightly.


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LIBRA - You are completely absorbed in your romantic relationship, Libra. For the time being that’s a very good thing. Spread a little of that love around you; it might be contagious.

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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. JOURNEYS INTO TOMORROW TRANSITION HOUSE Children’s Camp - July 24 and 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 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 20. For more information call 250378-6170 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 250-3152495 or 250-315-0167.

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2ND CLASS SHIFT ENGINEER Tolko Industries Ltd. is a forest products company with marketing and manufacturing facilities throughout Western Canada. Our commitment to excellence in the forest industry has resulted in signiďŹ cant growth. We are currently seeking a qualiďŹ ed 2nd Class Shift Engineer to join our team in Armstrong, British Columbia. Our facility is a 20 Megawatt Biomass ďŹ red Co-Generation plant. QUALIFICATIONS; ¡ 2nd Class Power Engineer CertiďŹ cate ¡ 5 yrs. or more of Operating & Maintenance Experience ¡ Superior Troubleshooting Skills ¡ Excellent Organizational Skills Strong values of Safety, Respect, Progressiveness, Open Communication, Integrity and ProďŹ t guide us at Tolko.

READY TO APPLY YOURSELF? If you are interested in exploring this opportunity and being part of our community, please visit our website at

www.tolko.com and submit your resume by July 30, 2012

Transportation

Auto Financing

Trades, Technical

Financial Services

Homes for Rent

M O N E Y P ROV I D E R . C O M . $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660. NEED A Business or Personal Loan? Get a Business start up Loan for up to $5 million bankruptcy. Bad credit ok, interest rate from 1.9%. Apply now at www.borrowusnow.com or call 1-855-937-8487.

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

Legal Services

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.

Services

ONE DAY Polar Bear Tours Calgary/Edmonton departures this fall. Jet to Churchill and experience 6 hours on a Polar Bear Safari; 1-866-460-1415; www.classiccanadiantours.com

Merchandise for Sale

Appliances FREEZER, stand up, Frigidaire, white, 32â&#x20AC;? X 60â&#x20AC;?, H.D. commercial freezer, runs great,$300.Call 250-523-9762.

Room & Board

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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Health Products

Misc. for Sale

Townhouses

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SLIM DOWN For Summer! Lose up to 20 lbs in just 8 weeks. Call Herbal Magic today! 1-800-854-5176

STEEL BUILDINGHuge clearance sale! 20x24 $4,658. 25x28 $5,295. 30x40 $7,790. 32x54 $10,600. 40x58 $14,895. 47x78 $19,838. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca.

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

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Financial Services DROWNING IN Debt? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. Avoid bankruptcy! Free consultation. Toll Free 1 877-5563500 www.mydebtsolution.com GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s that simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161.

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Rentals

AUTOMATED TANK Manufacturing Inc. is looking for welders. Due to a huge expansion to our plant located in Kitscoty, Alberta, 20km west of Lloydminster. We have openings for 10-3rd year apprentices or journey person welders. We offer best wage in industry. 3rd year apprentice $28$30/hr, Journeyperson $32$35/hr, higher with tank experience. ProďŹ t sharing bonus plus manufacturing bonus incentive. Full insurance package 100% paid by company. Good working environment. Join a winning team. Call Basil or Blaine at; (ofďŹ ce)780-8462231; (fax)780-846-2241 or send resume to: blaine@autotanks.ca production@autotanks.ca. Keep your feet on the ground in a safe welding environment through inhole manufacturing process. No scaffolding or elevated work platform.

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Ad Designer Merritt Herald The Merritt Herald is looking for an Advertising Creative Consultant to work along side our award winning design team. Hours of work: A minimum of 25 hours a week Responsibilities: â&#x20AC;˘ Ad design using InDesign & Photoshop â&#x20AC;˘ Real Estate listings â&#x20AC;˘ Uploading information to the internet â&#x20AC;˘ Mockup of paper editions â&#x20AC;˘ Reception â&#x20AC;˘ Additonal duties as required This individual must be able to endure pressure/ deadline situations and yet keep a healthy sense of humour with their fellow employees. The Merritt Herald publishes and distributes to over 8300 homes twice a week. If you feel you have what it takes to be a star among our stars we look forward to hearing from you. To apply, please forward your resume with a cover letter to: Theresa Arnold, Associate Publisher Merritt Herald 2090 Granite Ave., P.O. Box 9 Merritt, B.C. V1K 1B8 e-mail: publisher@merrittherald.com

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Antiques / Classics

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I Buy Old Coins & Collections Olympic, Gold Silver Coins etc Call Chad 250-863-3082 Local

Cars - Sports & Imports

Real Estate

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)

Lots 2nd Ave. building lot. 50â&#x20AC;&#x2122; x 154â&#x20AC;&#x2122; approx. Side fenced, ďŹ&#x201A;at, close to town. $60,000 250378-6651

Recreational/Sale 1995 PROWLER 5TH WHEEL 25.ft, slide out, fully contained, with shed, large deck and holding tank at Lakeview RV site at Nicola Lake in Merrit BC $10,000 Phone (604)826-6256 Bill

Other Areas 20 ACRES- Only $99/mo. $0 Down, Owner Financing, NO CREDIT CHECKS! Near El Paso, Texas, Beautiful Mountain Views! Money Back Guarantee! Free Color Brochure. 1-800-755-8953. www.sunsetranches.com

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

Rentals

Legal

Apt/Condo for Rent

Legal Notices

KENGARD MANOR Spacious 1 & 2 bedroom apartments.

F/S, heat and hot water included. Ask about move-in incentives For appointment call

Ph: 250-378-5614

NICOLA APARTMENTS

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Auto Financing

â&#x20AC;˘ Bus stop â&#x20AC;˘ 1 bedroom starting @ $500/month â&#x20AC;˘ 2 bedrooms starting @ $600/month

250-378-9880 Mobile Homes & Pads Available immediately, 1 bedroom trailer. Washer, dryer, fridge, stove, laminate ďŹ&#x201A;oors, newly renovated bathroom. $750/month utilities included. 250-378-0887 Available July 15. 2 bedroom mobile. Washer, dryer, fridge, stove small fenced yard. $900 month utilities included. 250378-0887

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YOUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;RE APPROVED Poor, Good, OR No Credit at AUTO CREDIT NOW DL11143 Details and APPLY online autocreditwithbarrie.com OR TOLL FREE 1-877-356-0743

APPLICATION No. 106262 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE Application for a Permit under the provisions of the Environmental Management Act We, Gold Mountain Mining Corporation, Suite 1700, 700 West Pender Street, Vancouver B.C. V6C 1G8, intend to submit this application to the Director to authorize the discharge of efďŹ&#x201A;uent from a mine site. The source of discharge is precipitation, snow melt, surface runoff and ground water from open pit, waste rock storage areas and underground workings. The land upon which the mine site is situated and the discharge will occur is located 2 km south of Highway 97C at the Elkhart Road Exit, approximately 56 km east of Merritt (District lot 6315, Mining lease 308695, Kamloops Division of Yale District BCGS 92H.089). The maximum rate of efďŹ&#x201A;uent discharged is 200m3/hr., from various sumps and settlings ponds on the site, and varies seasonally. The efďŹ&#x201A;uent characteristics contain less than 300 mg/L sulphate discharged into the receiving waters of Siwash Creek which contains less than 100 mg/L of sulphate which is within the freshwater aquatic guideline of 100 mg/L for sulphate Any person who may be adversely affected by the proposed discharge of waste and wishes to provide relevant information may, within 30 days after the last date of posting, publishing, service or display, send written comments to the applicant, with a copy to the Regional Manager, Environmental Protection at 102 Industrial Place, Penticton, BC, V2A 7C8. The identity of any respondents and the contents of anything submitted in relation to this application will become part of the public record. Dated this 12 day of July, 2012. Contact person: Rob Wilson Telephone No. 1604-558-4653


ON NOW AT YOUR BC GMC DEALERS. bcgmcdealers.ca 1-800-GM-DRIVE. GMC is a brand of General Motors of Canada. */x/â&#x20AC; Offers apply to the purchase of a 2012 Terrain FWD (R7A), 2012 Acadia FWD (R7B) and 2012 Sierra Ext (1SA) equipped as described. Freight included ($1,495). License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offer available to retail customers in Canada. See Dealer for details. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in the BC GMC Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer order or trade may be required. GMCL, Ally Credit or TD Financing Services may modify, extend or terminate this offer in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See GMC dealer for details. x$7,500/$5,100 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit available on 2012 Sierra/2012 Acadia FWD (tax exclusive) for retail customers only. Other cash credits available on most models. See your GM dealer for details. â&#x20AC; 0% purchase financing offered on approved credit by Ally Credit for 84/72/60 months on new or demonstrator 2012 Terrain/Sierra/Acadia 1.99%/0.99% purchase financing offer on approved credit by TD Auto Finance Services/Ally Finance Services for 84 months on new or demonstrator 2012 Acadia FWD/2012 Sierra. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $10,000 at 0% APR, the monthly payment is $119.05/$138.89/$166.67 for 84/72/60 months. Cost of borrowing is $0, total obligation is $10,000.00. Example: $10,000 at 1.99%/0.99% APR, the monthly payment is $127.63/$123.27 for 84 months. Cost of borrowing is $720.94/$354.62, total obligation is $10,720.94/$10,354.62. WBased on GM Testing in accordance with approved Transport Canada test methods. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. â&#x2C6;&#x17E;OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery) wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Subscription Service Agreement required. Call 1-888-4ONSTAR (1-888-4667827) or visit onstar.ca for OnStarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy and details and system limitations. Additional information can be found in the OnStar Ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Guide. ,ŠThe Best Buy Seal is a registered trademark of Consumers Digest Communications, LLC, used under license.+ For more information visit iihs.org/ratingsâ&#x20AC;Ąâ&#x20AC;Ą2012 GMC Terrain FWD, equipped with standard 2.4L ECOTECÂŽ I-4 engine. Fuel consumption ratings based on Natural Resources Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2012 Fuel Consumption Guide. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. Competitive segment based on WardsAuto.comâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2012 Middle Cross Utility Vehicles Segment, excludes other GM models.â&#x20AC;ĄComparison based on 2012 Wards segmentation: Middle/Cross Utility Vehicle and latest competitive data available, and based on the maximum legroom available. Excludes other GM brands. V Whichever comes first. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. Based on latest competitive data available.ÂĽAs measured by maximum cargo volume. Comparison based on 2012 Wards segmentation: Large / Cross Utility Vehicles and latest competitive data available. Excludes other GM Brands. ÂĽÂĽWhen properly equipped with available Trailering Equipment package. Comparison based on 2012 Wards segmentation: Large/Cross Utility Vehicle and latest competitive data available. Excludes other GM brands VV/â&#x2014;&#x160;Based on current website competitive information at time of printing.

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July 24, 2012 edition of the Merritt Herald

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