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BIRTHDAY BOY Darryl Bandura from Kelowna celebrated his 54th birthday on Sunday by flying his 1986 Beaver RX550 amphibious ultralight to the Merritt Summer Fly-in at the Merritt Airport. Bandura acquired the Spectrumbuilt ultralight trainer 12 years ago after salvaging it off the bottom of Okanagan Lake for a friend, and then purchasing it from him. “It basically got me flying,� said Bandura. “It’s a wonderful toy, and much cheaper to fly than a regular plane. It’s perfect for peasants like me.� The 150kg flier has a 582cc/65hp Rotax engine, and is capable of traveling at a speed of around 65mph. Bandura’s visit to the Nicola Valley was only his second landing on wheels in a dozen years. Sunday’s Merritt Flying Club Summer Fly-in hosted planes from throughout the Okanagan and as far away as Vancouver. For more pictures, see page 8. Ian Webster/Herald

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Six Merrittonians have confirmed they will run for council in the City of Merritt byelection scheduled for Sept. 15. The time window for nominating candidates to fill former councillor Norm Brigden’s vacant seat began on July 31 and will close on Friday. As of press time Wednesday, Kurt Christopherson, Jack Polmans and former councillor Nadia Clarke had officially filed their nomination papers at City Hall, though Noreen Cross, Harvey Keys and former mayor Bob Baird confirmed their inten-

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those running for council to consider the time commitment required by elected officials. Besides regular city council meetings, councillors are required to attend committee of the whole meetings, sit on city committees and be generally involved in the community, she said. “Because our mission is to do the business of the City, it’s not just done through regular council meetings,� said Roline. The byelection is set for Sept. 15, with advance voting days scheduled for Sept. 5 and 12 and City staff are budgeting $15,000 to implement it. Fraser said these projections are based on the cost of holding

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The Okanagan-Coquihalla riding will likely lose Penticton and gain Princeton as well as a new name — Central OkanaganCoquihalla — under the proposed electoral boundary changes, said Dan Albas in Merritt on Thursday. The Okanagan-Coquihalla Member of Parliament met with a handful of locals at the Merritt Desert Inn as part of his summer listening tour and raised the issue of the upcoming federal riding boundary changes to see if Merrittonians had any concerns. British Columbia will get six additional seats under the redistribution of districts, representing the province’s changing population. The boundary changes to accommodate this, determined by an independent electoral commission in each province, should be in effect by the next fixed federal election date in 2015, though the process is already under way. Albas said population is the number one criteria in determining the boundaries, but added that the commission considers community relationships and used the example of Merritt and Logan Lake.

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The 2nd Annual Great Canadian Bike Rally didn’t lose as much money as last year, but the event is still in the red and will require changes to continue, says organizer Mike Fairfield. Fairfield presented to City of Merritt council on July 31 at a public meeting, citing tentative financial and attendance numbers. He said the rally was at a $45,000 loss, but up to 15,000 people showed up — potentially tripling last year’s turnout — and 80 vendors set up booths, twice as many as last year. The loss is a $115,000 improvement from last year’s deficit, which was $160,000, Fairfield said. But changes need to happen in order for the event to be repeated next year he added. “Unless the City indicates they want the event and are willing to incur the costs, we will not be

in a position to do this again in Merritt,” he said. Fairfield said the organization has not been able to make a direct donation to charity in either year. During the meeting, Fairfield also claimed the RCMP turned away hundreds of bikers at the expense of potentially $200,000 in revenue. “The bikers felt stifled,” he said. In addition to accusing the police of excessive force and discrimination — to which the police said they didn’t document a complaint — the organizers blamed the City for not contributing enough financially. However, the City contributed the amount of money organizers asked for, said Matt Noble, chief administrative officer. “This is the first time council has heard this,” Noble said. “Council was approached by you to see if they would support this. It was how much you said you wanted.”

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One of the nearly 20 members in the audience said the City, police and organizers will need to work together on the bike rally’s image for this to continue next year, instead of attacking each other. “If we are going to hurl accusations, we might as well shut ‘er down now,” he said. In addition to increasing City donations and improving policing, rally organizers will need to make operating changes for this to happen next year, Fairfield added. “We could make this a threeday event and we could eliminate the entertainment budget by eliminating daytime acts and focus more on bike-related entertainment downtown.” Rally organizers also have a police bill of approximately $38,000. Coun. Mike Goetz questioned the organizers about why the Hells Angels had a vendor booth at the rally. According to Fairfield, he

wasn’t aware of the Hells Angels registering as a vendor. “We received an application from a legitimate company to sell t-shirts and helmets,” he said. “We had no idea they were related to the Hells Angels, but then they put up a banner. I talked to him, but I just didn’t want to make waves for the guy.” Merritt Mayor Susan Roline said the event is appreciated by locals. The City contributed $10,000 to the event this year and $10,000 last year. “They like the event downtown and they like what it brings to business downtown,” she said. “Our locals get a chance to go out and participate in things they wouldn’t unless they left town. We’d like to see it continue.” Fairfield claimed over 90 per cent of people polled on the Merritt Herald’s online poll wanted the rally back next year. However, the actual number was 72 per cent in favour.

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Tips for sustainable water consumption We overwater every summer putting a huge drain on our ground water. That might not matter if we could rely on deep snow packs to refill the groundwater as we have the past two years. In addition, most of the high water from the Nicola River runs fast to the Fraser as it can no longer spread out and seep into the ground. The Water Resource Advisory committee mandate is to promote sustainable water consumption through public education. There is still a misconception that Xeriscape gardening means rocks, gravel and cactus-type plants. This is not so. A better term is dry land gardening. Merritt’s semi-arid climate certainly

fits this description. Whether you want to use rocks and gravel is up to the individual but there are many beautiful plants, shrubs and trees that can be used in Zone 3-4 and 5. There are seven steps to dryland gardening but the following three are the most important for sustainable water consumption. 1. It starts by adding composted fertilizer to the soil. This can come bagged from stores or bulk from our local source. This will aerate the soil, add nutrients and retain moisture to make plants healthy. 2. Topdress. This can be gravel but it retains heat, is hard to remove weeds and divides plants. The best

choice is organic mulch at a depth of 3 inches. It is incredibly effective to reduce evaporation from the sun and wind. An unprotected puddle or birdbath will evaporate quickly in the sun and wind and so will the garden without mulch. Mulch also adds important nutrients without the need for chemical fertilizers, suppresses weeds and keeps the plant roots cool. 3. Promote deep roots. Plants, trees and shrubs grow naturally in the spring without supplemental watering. They do not need a ‘boost.’ Hold off on watering till there are a few weeks of warm weather. Plants will become more drought resistant as they grow deep roots

in search of water. Start with a deep watering once a week, about an inch. Add a second day in the dead of summer if needed. Frequent, short watering keeps the roots too close to the surface, which means they will dry out and need even more water. Remember to turn all systems off during and for several days following a heavy rainfall. Natural plants in our climate have adapted to dry spells. Our gardens will too if the above steps are followed. Next time: “It’s a man thing or blame it on the lawnmower.” Submitted by G. Prowal, WRAC chair

Economic development a process, not a result What is economic development? Economic development is not attracting new business, it’s not creating jobs, and it isn’t developing an industry strategy, though these can be spinoffs. Economic development is a process; it isn’t a result. Economic development is the ongoing process of working with the pillars of the community to create economic opportunities. It is about bringing together business, government, education, and social agencies for long term sustainability. It is a process with purpose. That purpose is to influence the patterns of growth, decline and restructuring of economic activity to meet the community’s needs and objectives more effectively. Economic devel-

opment is a self-help initiative that is a community driven process which takes place over years. It takes full time management that involves incremental change. It is guided by a strategic planning process that includes the participation of a broad range of community interests. It must have a comprehensive approach; that is, it must include the economic, social, cultural, physical, ecological values of the community. More than this though, it must expand and enhance local leadership capacity. Rather than focusing on the next big trend or attempting to create an industry where the community does not have the necessary expertise, competitive advantage, or infra-

structure, economic development is about building on the existing capacity of the individual, organizations, community, and institutions for sustainability. Being a sustainable community means gaining economic self-reliance, becoming ecologically sustainable, empowering community members to make decisions affecting their community, workplace, and

daily lives, and meeting the needs of the individual citizen. A successful community must begin with a solid economic strategy. It needs to be based on a foundation of objective analysis of the local economy and not the “flavour of the day” approach to economic development. Economic development requires a community based, com-

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The George Hale Bottle Depot in Merritt is closed, but the current owners say it will likely reopen this month with a new owner. “This was in no way planned; it was a definite necessity,” said coowner Candace Hale. “It was an emergency. I ended up going to Kamloops in an ambulance and sitting there waiting for surgery.” She said in the 43 years she worked at the depot, the town became “one big family,” and it will be exceedingly difficult, emotionally, to end the operation. The depot was closed on July 13, reopened part time the following week, and then closed the week after, on July 21. “There have been some family emergencies as far as surgeries

are concerned,” Hale said. “We are medically unable to continue.” Those looking to recycle are allowed to bring up to 48 bottles or cans to the B.C. Liquor Store at 1041700 Garcia St., and the Old Barley Market Beer and Wine store at 1975 Quilchena Avenue accepts up to three flats. Cooper’s Foods is no longer accepting bottles. The closest bottle depot is located in Logan Lake at 131 Chartrand Ave. The depot was passed to six siblings from their father, George Hale, and has operated in Merritt for the last 43 years. Hale’s sister Melody Deeley, who is from Abbotsford, said Encorp Pacific will continue to operate the location as a Return-It depot. “We’re hoping things can be up to

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wasn’t reported until July 29. “It was quite deep before it popped up with the heat of the day.” The July blaze reached 0.7 hectares before being extinguished. Nineteen firefighters from the Merritt Fire Zone responded. They were still patrolling the area on Thursday to ensure it stays out. The holdover fire was at the Maca Forest Service Road, several kilometres out of town. She said many of these types of blazes have occurred throughout the district. “These are definitely keeping our crews busy,” she said. “We are seeing it a lot this year.” Pepper said the fire danger warning was at moderate in the Merritt area, but was expected to increase to high by the long weekend. Officials with the fire zone expect fires

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HERALD OPINION Politics of who vs. what One of the questions I am often asked during my summer listening tour — in particular when meeting with local government representatives — is about the differences between serving as a Penticton councillor compared to serving as a Member of Parliament. Although there are many differences, one area that stands out is in the terms of disagreement. On city council it was common for individual council members to disagree on some issues; however, we could often find agreement on others. By contrast, in Ottawa disagreement for the sake of being disagreeable is almost the status quo. As an example I have noticed that on almost every occasion when our government has changed a policy from the former Liberal Government, the howls of outrage and condemnation from Liberal MPs and supporters suggest there was only one possible way of doing things – the Liberal way. I don’t mean to sound political but on city council we would often at least consider different policies and ideas and were far less concerned over who authored whatever policy we were contemplating changing. Our goal was to always find a better or more efficient way to get things done, not unlike the objective for our government in Ottawa. I will provide an example of this to further illustrate. During last year’s 2011 federal budget bill introduced, we honoured an election commitment to eliminate direct taxpayer subsidies for political parties. At the time, the outrage from Liberals that our government would dare to change a policy created by a Liberal Government headed by Jean Chretien was heard across the nation. The claims from critics even went so far as to suggest that without direct taxpayer handouts for political parties our Canadian democratic system was under attack. Over the top claims and selective misinformation I have noted are becoming a common occurrence. Now that it is one year later, I believe it is important to revisit this policy created

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JADE SWARTZBERG Merritt HERALD Last Thursday night I had the unusual experience of being a background performer in a commercial. It’s the type of opportunity you might expect when living or working in Vancouver, not in Merritt, B.C. But on that particular

evening in our little town I happened to be in the right place at the right time. Earlier in the evening I had watched from my living room window as the section of Garcia St. between The Grand and the old Cowboy Corner Store was transformed into a marathon finish line. Traffic cones lined the road and a banner hung across the street indicating the end of the race. Other accessories appeared there as well including a mailbox, and a fire hydrant. It was interesting to watch as the production team set up cameras and

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hung lights above the street to light the scene. These giant orbs seemed reminiscent of alien space ships, and I wondered for a moment if Merritt had been selected as the location for Cowboys and Aliens 2. In fact, Merritt was one of several chosen locations for a Nestlé commercial advertising bottled water. The scene depicted an 80-year-old man finally crossing the finish line of a marathon and the crew needed locals to stand in as background performers cheering him on during the final stretch of his race. Seeing the bustling

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scene take shape on a usually quiet street in Merritt, I wandered over to take a few photos for the paper. As I snapped some pictures, one of the crew members approached me and for a moment I thought he was going to ask me to leave the set. Instead, he asked if I wanted to be an extra and offered me an amount of money that was hard for a miser like me to turn down. And that is how I ended up dressed in sweats and cheering as an old man finished a marathon over and over again in the wee hours of the morning. Given that the scene

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was set on an evening in the fall and the crews were constantly spraying the street and creating mist with fog machines it was quite chilly. We cheered and froze until about 4:30 a.m. when the director finally said the words we’d been aching to hear — “that’s a wrap!” It was interesting for me to get to participate behind the scenes and see the work that goes into shooting a 30 second commercial. It was also beneficial for the City of Merritt to host this kind of project. According to Victoria

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YOUR OPINION Ending handouts to parties was the right move

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From Page 6 by our government to observe firsthand what has really occurred. Are major political parties floundering for survival without your tax dollars as many critics suggested they would be? The removal of the taxpayer subsidies is being implemented over a four year time frame and this is the first year where parties will receive less of your money that was based on a per vote subsidy. Last week, the second quarter political party fundraising returns were released publicly and the results are indeed very surprising. For the Liberals, the party who when in government created the policy arguing that political parties could not survive without your tax dollars, in spite of currently being the number three party in Canada, has actually raised more money than the NDP in the second quarter with over $1.8 million raised in the past three months alone. The NDP who raised over $1.7 million in the second quarter, now have raised $3.74 million year to date – this amount of money is what the NDP would normally raise in an entire non-election year when the per vote subsidies were firmly in place. The Green Party also had an increase in donations in the second quarter of the year over the first and the only federal party to show a decline is the Bloc Quebecois. The Conservative second quarter donations reached $3.7 million from close to 29,000 donors. The Liberals currently posted over 22,000 donors and the NDP is close to 18,500 donors. Clearly, when taxpayer subsidies are taken away and political parties are required to raise funds from their own supporters they are proving remarkably capable of doing so. In other words, handing over your hard earned tax dollars to political parties was completely unnecessary. Once the taxpayer subsidies for political parties are completely phased out, taxpayers will be saving over $27 million each and every year. These savings are significant. For example our government’s newly announced loan forgiveness program that helps encourage doctors and other medical professionals to practice in under serviced rural communities has a budget of $9 million. In spite of critics’ false claims to the contrary, ending handouts to political parties is the right thing to do so your tax dollars can be better spent helping Canadians instead of playing partisan politics. Dan Albas is the Member of Parliament for Okanagan-Coquihalla and can be reached at dan. albas@parl.gc.ca.

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Should the City of Merritt budget money for a shelter at Spirit Square? DREAMS OF FLIGHT Operations manager of DK Helicropper International in Abbotsford, Aaron Johnson, right, volunteered to take Jacob Schultz, 8, into his helicopter for a 25-minute ride on Friday. Schultz said his dream has been to ride in a helicopter and after learning this during a visit last month, Johnson volunteered to take him on a ride above the Nicola Valley. Several members of Schultz family also joined him. Phillip Woolgar/Herald

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Producers ‘fell in love with Merritt’ From Page 6 Weller, Thompson-Nicola Film Commission Executive Director of Film, the production team hired about eight locals as assistant producers besides the nearly 30 background performers. The crew stayed overnight, hired local caterers and paid businesses along that section of the street. Weller said she markets the entire region to production companies looking to shoot commercials, TV shows, and feature films. She said that the producers and directors

went to lunch at the Coldwater Hotel when scouting the area and fell in love with Merritt. They shot a scene in the Grasslands near Quilchena, but decided to finish the marathon in town. “Merritt’s location and it’s look make it a great place to film,” said Weller. “It’s also much cheaper to film outside the Lower Mainland. To close a street in the Lower Mainland would have cost thousands of dollars.” City of Merritt Economic Development Manager James

Umpherson said the company’s cost to film in Merritt — including permits and application for street closures — was minimal. “I think it’s great we have these entities come into the community and film,” he said. “It’s new money coming into the community that is not being re-circulated.” With so many economic benefits through filming in Merritt, it’s a real asset to have the TNFC promote the region as it does. Perhaps there is more the City could do to encourage similar productions to film here more often.

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www.merrittherald.com SUMMER FLY-IN The Merritt Flying Club held its Summer Fly-in this past Sunday at the Merritt Airport. (Left) City councillor Mike Goetz was on hand to demonstrate his all-electric Extra 300 park flier, a re-creation of the famous aerobatic monoplane flown by Patty Wagstaffe in air shows since the early 80’s. Goetz is the owner of about 40 bind-andfly model planes, and is an official test pilot for manufactured prototypes. The cost of a plane is about $200 and a remote unit (capable of binding up to 20 different planes) is $150. (Below) Gordon and Hanne Hindle from White Rock made the 55-minute flight to Merritt on Sunday in a Rutan “Vari-Eze” that was once reported as a UFO when it first came out 35 years ago. Built entirely of foam plastic and woven glass fibre, with a length of 4.32m and a wingspan of 6.77m, this plane can be easily dismantled to pass through a house door. Ian Webster/ Herald

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Gre Greetings G reeti etings ti re readers! ade d rs!! We We lilive e in i a changing ch world but one thing remains constant and that is God’s word - something we can depend on. In the book of Daniel, the king of Babylon had taken over the country of Judah. Why did God allow a pagan country to take over His chosen people? The Jews had become as bad as the Babylonians. They built altars and offered sacriÀces to the bodies in the heavens. In some cases they sacriÀced their children. They even built an altar on the temple grounds in Jerusalem. God sent prophets to talk to them but they would not listen and their worship was very immoral. God probably said, “…so I will send the Babylonians who don’t say please too often.” The king ordered that the boys, about 13 who were good looking and smart, who could learn their language, be brought to him. The king thought the boys could then be sent back to Judah to teach the Jews to become Babylonians in thought. Among these boys chosen were four, true to God; Daniel was one of them. In Babylon, the diet was not according to the health rules God had given the Jews so the boys requested a vegetarianŸ diet with water. This was granted them. They went to school. These boys had been Àxed so they would never marry but they were true to God as they had been taught. When king Nebuchadnezzar came to inspect them after three years in school he found these boys were far superior to all the others including his wise men. No wonder they had the knowledge of Babylon but also of the true knowledge of God. The king made them part of the crew of wise men. Shortly after, the king had a startling dream but as he woke he forgot it. The king called the wise men but they did not bring the four boys with them. The men said, “Tell us your dream.” But the king said, “If you can know the meaning you should also be able to tell me the dream.” As they argued the wise men admitted that they had no knowledge of anything that had to do with anything supernatural. The king blew a fuse and ordered all wise men to be put to death. Paid advertisement

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Ten things you should find out about disability insurance DAVID L. BROWN Managing YOUR MONEY It’s a fact. Disability strikes working people far more often than we care to think about. A 20-year-old man is about three times more likely to be disabled for at least 90 days than he is to die before age 65. A 35-year-old woman is about seven more times likely to face disability than death before age 65. And the average claim for disabilities that last for more than 90 days is longer than three years. That’s a long time to go without a paycheque! Disability insurance coverage is critical to the health of your financial situation – but, if you’re like most people, you probably don’t know how your

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

M 3735

$276,000

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$349,000

Extra lge double lot. 2 city water & sewage hookups. Private setting, flat site. Easy access w/ paved roads. M3495 $100,000 Nicola Lakeshore Estates. Amazing lake view lot in Phase 2. Build your dream home. Tons of recreation to choose from!! M3749 $175,000

4 bedroom home Close to downtown Large yard & huge deck 570sqft shop in back

$268,900

M 3639

One of a kind lot in Lower Nicola. Cleared & level in an incredibly quiet location. Water serviced by Lower Nicola. Water Works. Approved for septic & HST already paid. M3746 $99,000

Private & tranquil describes this 26+ acre lot with amazing view. Located in the beautiful Sunshine Valley. Bring you building ideas! M3766 $189,000 Nicola Lakeshore Estates. 1.1 ac 15 min from Merritt. Enjoy the outdoors. Build your dream home. M3789 $195,000

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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

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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

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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

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

M 3689

$235,000

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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

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

M 3729

$217,000

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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

M 3713

$215,000

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

M 3761

$206,500

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

M 3741

$199,900

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

M 3700

$169,000

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

M 3365

• • • •

$165,000

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

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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

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

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Nice 3, possible 4 bdrm, 2 bath home Double lot for large yard Large kitchen, wet bar, gas fireplace Totally fenced yard w/ lots of extra parking

M 3791

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$165,000

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

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2 bdrm garden ste in McCallum Gardens 6 appliances, elec. fireplace Skylight & vaulted ceiling Enclosed patio, gazebo & more!

M 3795

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$164,500

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

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

M 3736

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$159,000

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

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

M 3751

• • • •

$159,000

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

M 3777

$112,000

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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

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$155,000

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

M 3737

$95,000

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

M 3708

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$149,900

Unique layout that awaits your touch 2 lots, 2 titles Detached double garage Central location provides easy access

M 3792

• 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

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M 3733

M 3525

$89,900

$147,500

New residential lots in a nice part of Merritt. Located in quiet cul-de-sac & crescent setting. Fully serviced including curbs & storm drain All prepaid by the developer M3692 $57,000 Views of the Nicola Valley. Walking trails & shopping nearby. All services are u/g & at lot line. One of Merritt’s preferred neighborhoods M3758 $67,000 Fully serviced R-2 lot. Close to schools & downtown. Bring your bldg ideas. Trades considered. M3274 $72,900

Under new management 1 bdrm apartment Stratified building Centrally located

$76,900

Good sized lot. Ok for double wide. City services @ prop line. Mountain view in a quiet area. M3534 $79,000 Beautiful river view lot close to downtown. Nice, quiet neighborhood. The uncompromised view never to change. M3707 $89,000

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

M 3486

• • • •

$76,900

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

M 3738

$75,900

• 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

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

M 3613

• • • •

$68,000

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

M 3270

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$49,900

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

M 3607

$44,000

• Bright & open describe this 2 bdrm, 1 bath home • Laminate flring, skylight, lge bdrms • Open kitchen, dinrm & lvgrm • Lge yd w/ mature trees

M 3755

$35,000

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Nice park w/ river across the road 3 bdrm home w/ good sized fenced yard Laminate flring in main areas New tub surround & lino in bathroom

M 3796

$30,000

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Cozy 3 bdrm w/ many updates New kitch & bath, vinyl windows Open flr plan @ kitch, lvgrm & nook Appliances replaced within last 5 yrs

M 3793

$30,000

Commercial lot zoned C-3. Off main exit from Van & Kelowna. All services already in place at prop line. Outstanding exposure. M3712 $89,900

.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 $199,000 24 acres in beautiful Sunshine Valley. Treed lot, very private, easy access. Many potential building sites. Hydro & phone lines to property line. M3603 $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. M3728 $230,000 Waterfront lot on Nicola Lake. 3km to Quilchena Hotel. Close to Merritt & Kamloops. Private access to lake. M3478 $349,000 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. M3698 $385,000 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. L3779 $440,000 Amazing opportunity in downtown Merritt. 12,000sqft commercial building for purchase or lease @ $6/ sqft. Over 10,500sqft of retail space. Bonus lot at 2152 Nicola Avenue. M3697 $850,000


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INDUSTRIAL AND RESIDENTIAL BUILDING LOTS

• Need space??-Got it!! • 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

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$459,900

Well laid out open plan Nicely finished kitch + dining nook Good sized m/bdrm w/ full ensuite Good location of the Bench

M 3790

$348,000

• Executive 5 bdrm, 4 bath family home • Amazing chef’s kitchen w/ granite countertops • Remodeled bsmt & main bathrooms • Inground pool & private backyard

M 3701

$439,000

• 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

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M 3765

M 3769

• 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

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M 3762

M 3781

$334,900

$429,000

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

$330,000

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

$399,900

Incredible rental property!! Sxs fourplex on 1/3 acre in L/N Reno’ed in & out Monthly revenue is $2670

M 3785

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M 3578

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$325,000

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

$398,000

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

$319,000

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

M 3664

• • • •

$369,000

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

• 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

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

M 3673

$308,000

• 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 3732

$359,500

• Unique & tasteful 4 bdrm, 2 bath family home • H/water on demand & central a/c • Hardwood flrs & bright open design • Beautifully l/scaped yd w/ private patio

M 3794

$285,000

• 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

• Wonderful family home on quiet cul-desac • 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 3529

M 3727

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$359,000

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

M 3735

$276,000

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$349,000

Extra lge double lot. 2 city water & sewage hookups. Private setting, flat site. Easy access w/ paved roads. M3495 $100,000 Nicola Lakeshore Estates. Amazing lake view lot in Phase 2. Build your dream home. Tons of recreation to choose from!! M3749 $175,000

4 bedroom home Close to downtown Large yard & huge deck 570sqft shop in back

$268,900

M 3639

One of a kind lot in Lower Nicola. Cleared & level in an incredibly quiet location. Water serviced by Lower Nicola. Water Works. Approved for septic & HST already paid. M3746 $99,000

Private & tranquil describes this 26+ acre lot with amazing view. Located in the beautiful Sunshine Valley. Bring you building ideas! M3766 $189,000 Nicola Lakeshore Estates. 1.1 ac 15 min from Merritt. Enjoy the outdoors. Build your dream home. M3789 $195,000

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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

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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

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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

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

M 3689

$235,000

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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

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

M 3729

$217,000

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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

M 3713

$215,000

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

M 3761

$206,500

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

M 3741

$199,900

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

M 3700

$169,000

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

M 3365

• • • •

$165,000

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

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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

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

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Nice 3, possible 4 bdrm, 2 bath home Double lot for large yard Large kitchen, wet bar, gas fireplace Totally fenced yard w/ lots of extra parking

M 3791

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$165,000

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

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2 bdrm garden ste in McCallum Gardens 6 appliances, elec. fireplace Skylight & vaulted ceiling Enclosed patio, gazebo & more!

M 3795

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$164,500

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

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

M 3736

• • • •

$159,000

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

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

M 3751

• • • •

$159,000

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

M 3777

$112,000

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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

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$155,000

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

M 3737

$95,000

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

M 3708

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$149,900

Unique layout that awaits your touch 2 lots, 2 titles Detached double garage Central location provides easy access

M 3792

• 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

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M 3733

M 3525

$89,900

$147,500

New residential lots in a nice part of Merritt. Located in quiet cul-de-sac & crescent setting. Fully serviced including curbs & storm drain All prepaid by the developer M3692 $57,000 Views of the Nicola Valley. Walking trails & shopping nearby. All services are u/g & at lot line. One of Merritt’s preferred neighborhoods M3758 $67,000 Fully serviced R-2 lot. Close to schools & downtown. Bring your bldg ideas. Trades considered. M3274 $72,900

Under new management 1 bdrm apartment Stratified building Centrally located

$76,900

Good sized lot. Ok for double wide. City services @ prop line. Mountain view in a quiet area. M3534 $79,000 Beautiful river view lot close to downtown. Nice, quiet neighborhood. The uncompromised view never to change. M3707 $89,000

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

M 3486

• • • •

$76,900

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

M 3738

$75,900

• 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

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

M 3613

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$68,000

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

M 3270

• • • •

$49,900

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

M 3607

$44,000

• Bright & open describe this 2 bdrm, 1 bath home • Laminate flring, skylight, lge bdrms • Open kitchen, dinrm & lvgrm • Lge yd w/ mature trees

M 3755

$35,000

• • • •

Nice park w/ river across the road 3 bdrm home w/ good sized fenced yard Laminate flring in main areas New tub surround & lino in bathroom

M 3796

$30,000

• • • •

Cozy 3 bdrm w/ many updates New kitch & bath, vinyl windows Open flr plan @ kitch, lvgrm & nook Appliances replaced within last 5 yrs

M 3793

$30,000

Commercial lot zoned C-3. Off main exit from Van & Kelowna. All services already in place at prop line. Outstanding exposure. M3712 $89,900

.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 $199,000 24 acres in beautiful Sunshine Valley. Treed lot, very private, easy access. Many potential building sites. Hydro & phone lines to property line. M3603 $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. M3728 $230,000 Waterfront lot on Nicola Lake. 3km to Quilchena Hotel. Close to Merritt & Kamloops. Private access to lake. M3478 $349,000 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. M3698 $385,000 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. L3779 $440,000 Amazing opportunity in downtown Merritt. 12,000sqft commercial building for purchase or lease @ $6/ sqft. Over 10,500sqft of retail space. Bonus lot at 2152 Nicola Avenue. M3697 $850,000


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TALENT CLASH CONTINUES Merritt’s local talent contest continued on Saturday with the second heat of Round 1. Eleven contestants performed for a crowd of approximately 100 people in the heat at Spirit Square. Far left: Brian Sherwood and Trance Moses-Hall. Left: Jen Johnson. The next show will be this Saturday at 3 p.m. at Rotary Park. Jade Swartzberg/Herald

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Local dogs will be howling with delight if Angel’s Animal Rescue is able to attract funds during the group’s Chili Dog Boogie fundraiser dinner and dance featuring The Hoodoos. The boogying is scheduled to be held at the Lower Nicola Hall from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Aug. 25. “This is really our first fundraiser of this type,” said the society’s fundraising co-ordinator, Trish Alexandruk. “It’s really going to be a lot of fun and it will help us with our initiatives.” The animal rescue society received $100,000 from Pepsi Co. Canada last year. The money allowed the charity to build dog pens on their 11-hectare property along Highway 8. “That money doesn’t last long when you are building, so we are continuing fundraising to get the indoor shelters finished,” she said. “We also had brochures and information packages made up.” The pamphlets aim to educate people that spaying and neutering their animals is beneficial —and despite what some people believe, the animal’s life isn’t decreased because of the procedure, she said. Money is needed

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for a fencing addition on the Lower Nicola property, which will allow the dogs to roam around. The money will also go towards feeding more than 30 dogs and other initiatives. Angel’s Animal Rescue is a non-profit group that cares for and facilitates the adoption of dogs. The Lower Nicola Hall is located at 382 Aberdeen Road. Doors open at 6 p.m., and dinner is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. with dancing from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. The evening will also feature door prizes, a 50/50 draw, a cash bar, designated driver service by donation, custom t-shirts and more. The price for attendance is $20. Tickets can be purchased at the Merritt Veterinary Hospital, Nicola Valley Veterinary Clinic and at Purity Feeds, or call Alexandruk at 250-3152495. Each person attending must be at least 19 years old. Anyone who can’t attend the fundraiser, but would still like to help out can donate to Angels at www.angelsanimalrescue.ca. The group is also planning to have an open house sometime in October, though an exact time hasn’t been determined. More details are to come.

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Top: Dance Under the Stars participants enjoyed their evening with Brennan Lessick. Left: The friendly face of law enforcement was evident during Logan Lake Day with Consts. Fahlman and Dell of the Merritt detachment at Maggs Park on Sunday afternoon. In the evening, Consts. Drake and Grouhel were onsite at Dance Under the Stars. Barrie Ogden

AGES: 7 - 12 yrs WHEN: Aug. 20 - 24, 2012 LOCATION: Merritt Civic Centre TIME: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm COST: $150/child (20 children max) $130 for 2nd child ($40 daily rate) Children bring their own nut-free lunch, gym strips, bathing suit & towel. Each child receives a free t-shirt and a prize! Register in person or by phone @ the Civic Centre or Aquatic Centre. For more information: Contact Colleen @ T: 250.315.1075 or C: 250.280.0657

District heats up for Logan Lake Day BARRIE OGDEN BARRIE’S BANTER With temperatures reaching 37C on Sunday, Logan Lake Day was hot on many levels. The official opening of the day happened at the Amphitheatre and included remarks from Robin Smith as Acting Mayor and MP, Dan Albas, who was joined by Rani Lali, representing her husband, Harry, our MLA. This was followed by a church service involving representatives of the Church on the Hill, St. Michael’s Catholic Church and the Logan Lake Community Church. I was somewhat surprised that there weren’t more people in attendance and I heard similar comments from others so I’m wondering if the heat was a factor. Then it was across the highway to join the 2nd

Annual Show and Shine in Maggs Park, which is an amazing success story. The husband and wife team of Kelly Norwood and Christina Garrett have done an incredible organizational job with the registrations climbing from 62 in 2011 — amazing for a first-time event — to 90 this year! Talking to Kelly and Christina at the end of the show, they’re anticipating more than 110 participants in 2013. I joined the surprisingly short line for a hot air balloon ride but, unfortunately, the early morning calm winds picked up ending the possibility of folks becoming Logan Lake high flyers. Fortunately, the company who brought the balloon as well as the other interactive games for young people said that if they were unable to provide rides, they would not charge the District their typical fee. The park was busy with a wide variety of activities for people of all ages, including an expanded Open Market. The popular addition was the horse-drawn buggy rides, as well as

face painting and crafts for youth. Some vendors offered a tasty selection of munchies including: healthy smoothies, hamburgers with handcut fries, and Lil Orbit mini-Donuts. In addition there were informational booths. It was encouraging to see that Mr. Albas remained in town through most of the day despite the health issues which prevented his wife and children from attending. For me, this was a sign that we have a committed/dedicated representative looking after us. Evening activities kicked off at 6 p.m. at the Rec Centre with an enjoyable family movie followed by the Logan Lake Business Association’s Dance

Under the Stars. The downtown dance, together with the challenging Climbing Wall, offered a range of entertainment options while Sydney’s Not Just Lemonade Stand looked after food and beverage requests. Those attending the dance were asked to make donations to have their names entered in the draws for a wide selection of prizes donated by LLBA members. McKenzie Kelly and her friend Meghan McElroy did a great job of encouraging people to participate financially, and, at the end of the day, they raised $116 -- the largest amount collected in the three-year history of the dance. The LLBA thanks these young ladies and everyone else who made donations which will be

gifted to the W.H.Y. At the end of the day, despite the heat, Logan Lake Day 2012 was considered a great success with expectations that next year will be even better. And, many apologies to Chris Gailus whose name I misspelled last week – I was obviously overcome by his good looks to pay attention to spelling! Logan Lake Search and Rescue, after dishing up 5,000 hot dogs at HVC’s Open House on Monday, will be back at it with a Hot Dog and Music Fundraiser with Logan’s Run on Aug. 11 at the Amphitheatre, beginning at 11 a.m. Come out and support SAR’s efforts to build a storage facility for their vehicles and equipment.

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Eight Otters qualify for Provincial championships No fewer than eight Merritt Otters’ swimmers have qualified for the BCSSA Provincials in Nanaimo from August 17-19 following the Okanagan Regional Championships in Kamloops this past weekend. Bianca Cavaliere (Div. 1) and Taylor Carmichael (Div. 5) led the way for the Otters at the Brock Pool on Saturday and Sunday. Cavaliere, 9, took first in her 50m freestyle and backstroke races as well as in the100m freestyle. She finished second in the 50m butterfly event. Her winning time of 1:21.00 in the 100 free ranks her number one in the province for summer swimmers. Fifteen-year-old Carmichael’s victories came in the 50m butterfly, 100m freestyle and 100m butterfly events as well as in the 200m indi-

vidual medley race. She is ranked number one in the province in no fewer than three of her four events: 50 fly (31.14), 100 fly (1:09.60) and 200 IM (2:36.06). Also qualifying in four events was Merritt’s Reese Paterson (Div. 2), while Dylan Carmichael and Cassie O’Flaherty (Div. 3) along with Tyrel Narciso (Div. 5) qualified in one individual event apiece. In addition, Otters Rahul Chhabra and Cameron Thompson will join Narciso and the younger Carmichael on the Div. 5 boys freestyle relay team in Nanaimo thanks to a first-place

finish at Regionals. Carmichael, Cavaliere, Paterson and O’Flaherty will be swimming on the regional relay teams in their respective divisions at Provincials. All told, 16 of Merritt’s 35 swimmers in attendance at Regionals had one or more top-8 finishes in their races. The top three in each event automatically qualified for the Provincial Championships. Otter relay teams picked up five top-3 finishes on the weekend. Points-wise, the Merritt Otters placed fifth overall as a team.

(Above) Members of the Merritt Otters Swim Club gathered for a big team photo at Regionals on the weekend. Stef Zabek (Right) Young guns in the pool at the Okanagan Championships included (clockwise) Reese Paterson, Dylan Carmichael, Cameron Thompson, Paige Asseltine and Riya Chhabra. (Below) Otters Rahul Chhabra, Cassie O’Flaherty and Haley Zabek cheer on their coach Gia Bogetti in the Div. 8 200 IM race. Ian Webster/Herald

2012 BCSSA INTERIOR REGIONAL SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS Kamloops, B.C. - August 4-5

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Bianca Cavaliere Beau Paterson

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Reese Paterson Liam Warren Brennan O’Flaherty

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Cassie O’Flaherty Dylan Carmichael

50 Breast (1st), 50 Fly (6th), 100 IM (6th) 50 Breast (3rd), 50 Fly (6th), 100 IM (6th)

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Nicolas LaBounty Jamie Neill Rahul Chhabra Cameron Thompson

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Erin Thompson Taylor Carmichael Tyrel Narciso

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Koren Lefebvre Gia Bogetti

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Relays Div. 3 Girls Medley (Laura Lefebvre, Cassie O’Flaherty, Bianca Cavaliere, Haley Zabek) 3rd Div. 8 Girls Medley (Gia Bogetti, Taylor Carmichael, Erin Thomsen, Nicola Labounty) 3rd Div. 1 Boys Free (Mathias Redknap, Evin Baird, Avin Gayfer, Lian Gayfer) 3rd Div. 5 Boys Free (Tyrel Narciso, Cameron Thompson, Rahul Chhabra, Dylan Carmichael) 1st Div. 8 Girls Free (Taylor Carmichael, Koren Lefebvre, Jamie Neill, Erin Thomsen) 3rd

MERRITT OTTERS QUALIFYING FOR PROVINCIALS Taylor Carmichael Bianca Cavaliere Dylan Carmichael Cassie O’Flaherty Tyrel Narciso Cameron Thompson Rahul Chhabra Reese Paterson


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United soccer teams survive ‘Summer Heat’ As if youth and relative inexperience weren’t enough, a pair of Merritt rep soccer teams had to endure punishing day-time temperatures at the West Kelowna ‘Summer Heat’ tournament on the weekend. The thermometer hit the 38ºC mark on Sunday as the Merritt Youth Soccer Association’s U13 boys and U14 girls teams took to the field for their final games of the two-day Okanagan tourney. Try as they might, neither Merritt team was able to record a win in their four games apiece. The neophyte Nicola Valley squads were simply overwhelmed by older, more skilled sides representing large centres like Kelowna, Penticton, Prince George and Edmonton’s Sherwood Park. Despite a series of lopsided losses, both teams and their coaches felt that the tournament was extremely worthwhile, and that they still managed to have a lot of fun. “Coming here was a real eye-opener, for the players and for me,” said girls’ head coach

Barry Rubner. “The girls played well, however. They learned a lot, and in the last half of our final two games really improved their communiction and ballhandling.” Rubner conceded that having to step up to the U14 age group with a team primarily comprised of U13 players was tough. “Originally, we were entered in a U13 division. Later, they had to change it to U14 because of other teams. It didn’t make things very easy.” On the boys’ side of the draw, team manager Jane Hauser stated that Merritt’s U13 side, “represented their community with pride and courage. Even though they didn’t win a game, they never gave up.” Hauser went on to add, “Overall, we were just outmatched by the caliber of the other teams. Boys’ head coach Brian Kinley said, “The boys should be proud of themselves, and hold their heads high.” Kinley’s final words to his young squad were, “Don’t stop practising, and you never know what the 2013 season will bring.”

ONE-ON-ONE BATTLES Merritt United boys and girls rep soccer teams played a pair of Kelowna United squads in their final games at the ‘Summer Heat’ tournament in West Kelowna on Sunday. (Left) Merritt’s Skylar Willey (left) goes shoulder-to-shoulder with a Kelowna opponent. (Right) It’s a race to the ball between Merritt’s Brody Pattison (right) and his Kelowna mark. Ian Webster/Herald

UNITED! The Merritt Youth Soccer Association’s U13 boys and U14 girls rep soccer team gathered for a group picture prior to their departure for the West Kelowna ‘Summer Heat’ tournament this past weekend. Pictured above (back row, left to right) are Sahil Bansi, Dawson Geier, Patrick Peterson, Steven Texmo, Brian Kinley (coach), Barry Rubner (coach), Taryn Hack, Mishayla Morrissey, McKenzie Rubner, Courtney Christy, Haley Bennett, Kierra Willey, Dustin Rubner (coach). (Front row, left to right) Tanveer Bansi, Austin Hawkins, Darius Sam, Logan Blanchford Phippen, Nathan Kinley, Brody Pattison, Jasmine French, Brianne Duncan, Keisha Henry, Takarah Kubo, Skylar Willey, Olivia Edward, Isabel van Rossum. Missing are Brett Talerico, and Travis and Tyler Simon Photo submitted (Left) Merritt’s Nathan Kinley had some fun in Kelowna on the weekend acting as the U14 girls’ mascot during their final game. Ian Webster/Herald

A hot couple of nights at Merritt’s Speedway COYOTE COLLISION MEN’S OPEN THIS WEEKEND AT THE MERRITT GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB

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It was a great weekend of action at the Merritt Speedway as Northern Provincial Pipeline Late Model Racing joined forces with the Merritt Stock Car Association to present a packed schedule of competition on the track Saturday and Sunday nights. NPP Racing’s debut at the Merritt Speedway was a resounding success as ‘the big boys’

thrilled even bigger crowds to some sizzling, high-speed, fender bending excitement. Look for a full story, complete results, and more pictures in the Tuesday, August 14 edition of the Merritt Herald. BUMPER-TO-BUMPER (Right) NPP Late Model Racing cars operate at close quarters during weekend action at the Merritt Speedway. Ian Webster/Herald


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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 MERRITT LIVE THEATRE SOCIETY Open auditions Aug. 9, 2012 at 5 p.m. at the Culture Club. Please be prompt and if you have a CV, please bring it. You must have read the plays prior to auditioning. Please email: merritttlivetheatresociety@gmail. com to receive a link to scripts. Rehearsals run Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 14 Oct. 17. Production dates: Oct. 18-20, 2012. “The Opposite of People: Plays About Plays” is a series of one act comedies so there are many roles to fill both male and female. Additionally, there is a need for behind-the-scenes people too, such as production and stage management. Please contact The Merritt Live Theatre Society with any questions and for more information. COURTHOUSE GALLERY The next show at the Courthouse Art Gallery will feature artist MK DahlquistGray. 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. NICOLA VALLEY FALL FAIR We will be having 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. ANGEL’S ANIMAL RESCUE FUNDRAISING DINNER AND DANCE “Chili Dog Boogie” featuring enter-

tainment 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 250-315-2495 or 250315-0167. WOMEN IN BUSINESS Every second Wednesday, 5:30 7:30 p.m., “Merritt’s Women in Business”, an informal network for entrepreneurialminded women, meet at the Merritt Desert Inn. Sept. 12, Dalyce Brandt, (Sharp Image Consulting), “Mid-Life Reboot- Women Fully Living their Act III”. 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 advo-

cate 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 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 250378-4199. MERRITT LAWN BOWLING ASSOCIATION Join us on the lawn behind the Desert Inn on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 7 p.m. Call 250-3782950 for more information. BETA SIGMA PHI Beta Sigma Phi Christmas Fair Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012. For Tables call: Diane 378-6925 or Debbie 378-5538.

PACIFIC SPORTS XploreSportz Multi-Sport Summer Camps are a fun, noncompetitive, skill-based environment. Located at the Merritt Civic Centre from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Call 250-3151050 for details. OKTOBERFEST Knights of Columbus are hosting “Oktoberfest”, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012. Please contact Lea Mack at 250-378-1848 for more information. 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.

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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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DICK SMITH Dick Smith passed away the evening of August 4, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Lynn, daughter Bev and three granddaughters; Allyson, Meredith and Izzy; as well as his sisters Mary and Marjorie, his brother Mick and their families. As per his request, no service will be held. In lieu of Áowers, please make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society, Unit 111, 450 Lansdowne Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 1Y3. Merritt Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements, 250-378-2141

Eleanora Agar (Vandyk) It is with the heaviest of hearts to announce the sudden passing of an angel, Eleanora Agar (Vandyk). Elly was a one in a million mother, wife, grandma, sister and friend. She touched the lives of everybody who had the pleasure of knowing her. Elly lived a full and happy life and was an exceptionally beautiful and vibrant soul. Elly is lovingly survived by James Agar, her husband of 35 years and her three grateful children, Neysa Jane Agar, Emily Frances Agar, and Thomas James Agar. Elly had the gift of a lifetime and will always be remembered by her only grandchild Mason James Agar. (The apple of Gramma’s eye!) The love she had for Mason was immeasurable. Elly will be lovingly remembered by her four incredible sisters, Marcille Moffat (Doug), Lucille Smyth (Mark), Henriette Stirling and Wilma Vandyk, as well as her one brother Tevs Vandyk. Elly had many nieces and nephews who will remember her always. Elly was predeceased by her mother Henriette McKenna and her father Bart Vandyk. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 1:00 pm at Crossroads Community Church. A reception will follow immediately after the service. Should friends desire, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. God Bless our Elly and grant her eternal happiness forever and always. Condolences may be expressed at www.schoenings.com

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LOUIS MARTIN On August 1, 2012 Mr. Louis Clifford Martin passed away peacefully at Merritt, BC at the age of 73 years. He is survived by sisters Mary and Celia, sister in-law Koreen, nieces and nephews Brent, Carol, Steven, Randy, Richard, Calvin, Clifford and Cheryl. Louis was predeceased by mother Emma and father George and his brother Raymond. The Graveside service will be held in the Port Coquitlam Cemetery, 4150 Oxford St. Port Coquitlam on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 2:00 pm. Merritt Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements, 250-378-2141.

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DALLAS MORLEY

March 24, 1927 - August 2, 2012 It is with deep regret and sorrow, that we must say goodbye to our mother, Dallas Morley on August 2, 2012. She and twin sister Doris (predeceased), born March 24, 1927 in Stanley, New Brunswick in what would eventually become a family of twelve children. She would occasionally regale her family with fond memories of her childhood. She and Doris both entered nurses training together at Montreal General Hospital. After completing her training, Dallas and a group of fellow nurses traveled west. She settled on the coast where she was introduced to her future husband Donald Morley by her brother Bob. After marrying, the Morley’s settled in the Surrey, Delta area, where Donald owned a Pharmacy. Over several years they adopted their three children, Àrst a daughter Margaret (Margie), then a second daughter Laura and Ànally a son Bruce. In 1964 the Morley’s moved to Merritt where a new pharmacy was being built. Dallas worked at Nicola Valley General Hospital for a while when they Àrst arrived but left to be a stay at home mom. During this time she was keenly active in community affairs. She was always very willing to volunteer to assist in anything her children participated in , drum and bugle corps, Àgure skating (although unable to skate herself) and minor hockey. In 1974 Dallas was left to be a single mom, so she returned to work full time at NVGH. At this time she became heavily involved in the BCNRU and spent many years representing her area on wage negotiation committees. She was forced to retire from a work injury and continued to live in Merritt for many years. Her favorite past time was Àshing with long time neighbor Anne Hansen. The ladies kept one boat on Mamette Lake and one on Nicola, choosing locations according to whim and weather. Winter never deterred them and they were both passionate ice Àshers. While ice-Àshing, Dallas had the unique experience of hand feeding squaw Àsh to wild eagles. She would hold them up and the eagles over time began to take the Àsh from her hand. When her health began to decline she left Merritt for an apartment in Kamloops so she could be closer to family. Dallas is survived by her oldest daughter Margie Nemeth, her grandson Kris Nemeth and granddaughter Dawn Nemeth, great grandchildren Graden, Phoenix and Aiden; her son Bruce (Roxie) Morley; daughter Laura Bouchard, her granddaughter Michelle Bouchard and grandson Marc (Brittany) Bouchard and great grandson Tristan. A Celebration of Dallas’ life will be held on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Schoening Chapel Tea Room. 513 Seymour Street. Should friends desire, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 203 – 635 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 2B3 in memory of Dallas would be appreciated. Condolences may be expressed at www.schoenings.com

Life Celebration Memorial Service Teresa Irene Devinney Hester; known by everyone as Teri Hester, born January 24, 1948 in Oakland, California. She battled Lung Cancer for 22 months. She passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus at the age of 64 with her husband John Hester holding her hand in their home on July 17, 2012. Teri was beautiful, amazing, caring, thoughtful, funny and patriotic. She is best known for raising a family, homemaking, her creativity and always thinking of others with a kind and generous spirit. She made friends everywhere she went; no one was a stranger. She was always willing to help families and others in need. She had a huge heart for everyone who came her way. She also loved the great outdoors and went on many amazing adventures with her husband John. She travelled extensively covering 34 states and even residing in British Columbia, Canada where she made many lifelong friends. Joy Morarity a kindred soul and sister in spirit shared a deep bond and friendship with Teri for over forty years. Teri was passionate about hiking, rock hounding, gem collecting, gold panning and hunting for fossils. There is proof that she could also be found shooting her shotgun fast and furious from the hip while out venturing. She also loved motorcycle riding with her husband which spanned over a period of 40 years or more. Teri was gifted at many things; she created and made beautiful hand tied baby quilts and crocheted baby blankets, too. You could always hear her say, “I can make that,” and was never afraid to try anything new, such as handmade puppets for her children when they were young. She was an avid reader and writer of poetry. Teri is survived by her husband John Hester (La Pine, Oregon) and they were married for nearly 49 years, her four children: Kelly Groenwold (Olympia WA) John Hester (Salt Lake, Utah) Jodie Bracamontes (Portland, Oregon) and Shane Hester (Boring, Oregon). She is also survived by seven grandchildren: Jonathan, Brittany, Aaron, Jeremy, Brodie, Chance and Zack, God-Son: Christopher Shaw, Daughters in Law: Lori Hester and Andrea Arnason, SonIn-Law: Vincent Bracamontes, Siblings: Jason Devinney (Bainbridge Island, Washington), Suzanne Adams (Bend, Oregon), Monica Dunn (West Palm Beach), Mike Devinney, Brian Devinney and Stepmother: Elizabeth Devinney (Moore Haven, Florida). She is predeceased by her Father Edward J. Devinney II (Moore Haven, Florida), Mother Phyllis Price (Marion, Indiana) and Grandmother, Irene Carr (Newberg, Oregon). Teri will be missed by her husband and family. Final Resting Place - Moore Haven, Florida “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness.” Jeremiah 31:3


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Galbraith, Dorothy Emma March 26, 1921 – August 5, 2012 The family of Dorothy Emma Galbraith sadly announces her passing on August 5, 2012 at Gillis House. Dorothy was born to Joseph and Florence Dunlop on the family farm in Vantage Saskatchewan. She was pre-deceased by her husband Steve Galbraith (1984) and 8 sisters and brothers. Left to mourn, are her three children; Fay, Hazel (Alex) and Murray (Joanne), sister Florence, 9 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and friends. A service for Dorothy will be held at the Saint Michaels Anglican Church (1990 Chapman St.) on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 3:00 pm.

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Employment Opportunity Conayt Friendship Society is looking to employ a qualiÀed individual to staff the following position: Hearts and Hands Child Care Centre Early Childhood Educator-Infant Toddler and Early Childhood Educator We are looking for a persons to Àll the roles of ECE IT and ECE, these candidates must have: • QualiÀcations: ECE license to practice in BC • First aid certiÀcate • Excellent communication skills • Experience with program development and delivery • Work well within a team • Be nurturing, caring and understanding • Hours of employment: 35 per week Closing Date: August 9, 2012 Please submit all resumes to: Attention: Brenda Gustafson Conayt Friendship Society 2164 Quilchena Ave Box 1989, Merritt, BC V1K 1B8 Fax: (250) 378-6676 e-mail: reception@conayt.com

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PROPERTY MANAGER: Full-time/Permanent Duties include but are not limited to: • Must be prepared to become licensed through the Real Estate Council of B.C. • Duties include but are not limited to: • Reference checks. • File Management. • Recruiting tenants for rentals. • Completing all applicable paper work as per B.C. Tenancy Branch requirements. • Receiving rental income / bank deposits. • Property inspections. • Other duties as required. Please apply to: Box 1992 1988 Quilchena Avenue Merritt, B.C. V1K 1B8 Fax: (250) 378-6184 CLOSING DATE AUGUST 17, 2012


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Land Act: Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land Take notice that Renewable Energy Systems Canada Inc. of Montreal, Quebec, has made an application to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), Southern Service Region – Thompson Okanagan Service Centre, Crown Land Adjudication office, for a licence of occupation for 3 meteorological towers for wind monitoring and data collection purposes covering unsurveyed Crown land in the vicinity of Book Creek, Yale Division Yale District (YDYD) situated on Provincial Crown land located in the vicinity of Princeton. The Lands File Number that has been established for this project is 3412451. Written comments concerning this application should be directed to the Section Head, Crown Land Adjudication at 441 Columbia St, Kamloops BC V2C 2T3. Comments will be received by MFLNRO until September 2, 2012. MFLNRO may not be able to consider comments received after this date. Please visit our Applications and Reasons for Decision website at www.arfd.gov.bc.ca/ApplicationPosting/index.jsp for more information.

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