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TASTE OF INDIA The Sada Virsa Sada Gaurav dancers from Abbotsford perform at the Taste of India on Saturday at the Merritt Civic Centre. The event was organized by Merritt’s Rotary groups, the Merritt Sikh Society and the Punjabi Canadian Roots Club as a fundraiser. Proceeds go towards fighting polio and other charities. Phillip Woolgar/Herald

School district reports $564,000 surplus SD 58 in a healthy state to handle anticipated enrolment declines, says secretary treasurer By Phillip Woolgar THE HERALD

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The local school district posted a $564,000 surplus last year, according to the auditor’s report released on Sept. 12. The surplus means the NicolaSimilkameen School District 58 is better able to handle enrolment declines, which it anticipates for at least the next three years. The cumulative surplus is now $5.7 mil-

lion. “We are in a healthy state,” SD 58 Secretary Treasurer Kevin Black said. “As enrolment starts to increase, we aren’t going to get any additional dollars... If we experience a surge in enrolment, this provides us with a bit of a cushion.” Without that surplus, SD 58 would have to eliminate expenses — and with 85 per cent spent on teachers’ salaries, job cuts would be a likely outcome, he said.

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Administration originally predicted a $500,000 shortfall in February and the variance in the audit is due to lower salaries and more grants than expected. “Some additional sources of revenue come in and, at the same time, some activities that you expect to occur didn’t occur,” he said. Among the additional grants was funding to support updated student counts in May, which contributed a portion of the $1.5 million increase.

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Bottle depot to open next week By Phillip Woolgar THE HERALD

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The Return-It bottle depot in Merritt is expected to reopen next Tuesday, according to an Encorp Pacific spokeswoman. The depot closed permanently on July 21 under the former owner, and residents scrambed over where to toss their recyclables after that owner locked the gate, due to multiple family medical emergencies. “Unless something drastic goes wrong, we expect the depot to reopen [Oct. 2],” said Krystin Beck, regional operations manager for Encorp. “Most people have been waiting for the depot to reopen, and it’s Merritt, so hopefully people do have some space in their garages.” The new owner is finishing contract negotiations, so more information about who will take over isn’t being released. After the closure, Encorp contacted Extra Foods, Cooper’s Foods and the

Merrittonians who have been saving up their bottles will be happy to know that the local bottle depot is expected to open next week. Submitted

BC Liquor Store to say the company will facilitate the pickup of unlimited bottles. “These grocers usually have a limit, but we asked them to accept without a limit,” Beck said. “We’ve been picking up a lot more

often.” Those locations usually have a two-dozen limit, she added. However, some people dropped their bottles off at the Logan Lake Return-it Depot instead, which expe-

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rienced an slight influx in drop-offs, Beck said. “Most of the residents have been extremely patient, and we also had the little boy who was doing a bottle drive,” she said. “A lot of people have been dropping off at his site and we actually went there and picked them up.” Seven-year-old Jacob Schultz has raised money for the BC Children’s Hospital since April. He presented a $1,000 cheque to the hospital in August, though he is looking to donated more money. After Encorp picks up the containers, they are processed at various centres throughout B.C., depending on the type of material being recycled. The aluminum is made into Coke cans and are back in stores usually within a month, Beck said. Juice boxes are made into toilet paper. The location of the new bottle depot hasn’t been announced.

District down nearly 200 students this school year From Page 1 SD 58 Superintendent Bob Peacock said the surplus helps, but he is always concerned with declining enrolment. Since the district’s enrolment peak in the 1999-00 school year, the number of students in the district has declined by 1,076 — from 3,208 to 2,132 throughout the district, which includes Princeton. This year, Princeton’s students count for 22 per cent of the district’s enrolment. “Declining enrolment is always a concern, particularly when you get into the secondary schools,” Peacock said. “When the number of students declines, you have less teachers and so you have to offer fewer courses.” The district’s enrolment decline is at about

155, 30 more than expected at elementary and high schools in both Merritt and Princeton. Including the alternate programs, the district is down about 200, Peacock said. Diamond Vale Elementary and Central Elementary are down a combined 50 students, despite the CMS closure that meant Grade 7 students would stay in elementary school. The biggest increases are at Bench Elementary at 13, and Collettville with seven additional students. Funding protection is pegged at 98.5 per cent for schools with declining enrolment, a change that was partially responsible for the CMS closure. The auditor’s report was conducted by McConnell Voelkl Chartered Accountants.

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The Nicola Valley Farmers’ Market is looking to the City of Merritt to waive a $50 weekly fee to use the parking lot behind the Baillie House (pictured above) as its new home. Jade Swartzberg/Herald

Council defers Farmers’ Market fee debate By Jade Swartzberg THE HERALD

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The Nicola Valley Farmers’ Market will have to wait to find out if Merritt city councillors are willing to waive a weekly $50 fee for the use of the parking lot on Voght Street. Councillors considered the local group’s request to waive the fees at Tuesday’s regular council meeting, but voted to defer the matter to budget discussions, and consider it a grant-in-aid. “I would like to see this go to grant-in-aid, and if they want to apply for a retroactive grant for 2012 they could do that then,� said Coun. Alastair Murdoch. Coun. Harry Kroeker was the only councillor who voted against the motion to defer it and said he would be happy to waive the fee right away. The farmers’ market has been located in the parking lot next to the Baillie House since July 14. Initially, the move was meant to be a temporary relocation from the

City Furniture parking lot during the Great Canadian Bike Rally, but the new location prompted so much positive feedback from vendors and locals that organizers decided to make it a permanent change. Leisure Services Manager Larry Plotnikoff said the City of Merritt had negotiated an agreement with market organizers, and organizers agreed to pay the weekly fee. “The market has decided that it is our best interest to make the move while there is still so much buzz about it in town, so we are willing to pay the fee until we can be heard by council,� said NVFM president Lucas Handley at the time. In a written request dated Aug. 24, NVFM secretary Janet Reaney asks the City to waive the fee, indicating that no extra upkeep is required by the City. “We do a followup each market day to ensure that the lot is left as we found it,� she said, adding that the market complements the Baillie House and drives traffic there as well.

The market, which runs for 22 weeks of the year, maintains an average of 10 vendors and usually increases by five as the season progresses. Vendors pay $10 per year for membership and $90 per year in vendor fees, so Reaney said the market can expect $1,000 of income at the start of the season, and nearly $500 more as other vendors participate. “As you can see, we do not have an abundance of funds but are managing what we do have well,� she said in her letter. “After all our expenses, that doesn’t leave a lot for paying rent.� By the end of the 2012 market season on Oct. 6, the NVFM will have occupied the City lot for 13 weeks, which adds up to $650 in fees. For a regular 22 week season, the total would be $1,100 at $50 per week. During Tuesday’s council meeting Coun. Dave Baker asked what the market gets for the $50 fee. “Do we have to clean anything up after they’re gone?� he said. “To me, they are actually a benefit

rather than a detriment.� Coun. Clara Norgaard also spoke of the benefit of having the farmers’ market adjacent to the Baillie House, which encourages people to visit Merritt’s downtown Visitor Information Centre. Chief Administrative Officer Matt Noble, however, pointed out that the farmers’ market was still a commercial enterprise. “They understood there would be a nominal fee, and upon locating there, they decided they should get it for free,� he said, adding that the appropriate time to consider the request would be during grantin-aid discussions. At that time, the NVFM would make an application as other organizations do, asking for a set dollar amount. If council approves the grant, the group would receive a cheque for that amount and continue to pay their rent, with the City’s help. “This will make the process transparent,� said Noble. “The public will see how this happens — if you just start to forgive things, they get lost.�

REMEMBER WHEN? From the Herald archives: September, 1982 Council tables Grasslands development A rezoning request that would allow for development of the property around the Grasslands Hotel has been tabled until the final approval of the City’s revisited Community Plan.

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HERALD OPINION Swapping sociology for socket sets

TOM FLETCHER B.C. VIEWS Premier Christy Clark’s latest employment announcement set the tone for one of the big issues in the 2013 election. Flanked by aircraft technician students at BCIT in Burnaby, Clark announced a $75-million program to upgrade aging trade and technical school facilities and hire instructors. And she did it with some pointed criticism of the career path chosen by many of today’s high school students. Clark introduced a student electrician, the first woman to win the senior technology education award at her high school, who then went on to get a bachelor’s degree in English and sociology. No job, so she went to BCIT. Her message was clear. The government’s pre-election budget is going to shift priorities to the huge number of skilled trades jobs that are already going begging in the north. More students will start in

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high school instead of being subsidized to wander around and find themselves with an unfocused university degree that still leaves them in need of practical skills. Shop upgrades were announced for trades training in Prince George, Kelowna and Greater Victoria. There will be new student financial aid, but it will be tied to skill programs the economy needs now. And with the government’s financial situation, you can bet that sociology, women’s

studies and the rest of the dead-end programs dear to the hearts of last year’s Occupy campers will feel the pinch. The B.C. Liberal skills training push was partly inspired by last year’s “inequality” protest, after Dawson Creek Mayor Mike Bernier waded into the Occupy Vancouver squat to hand out business cards. They need cooks and labourers as well as pipefitters up there these days, and that’s before the B.C. gas patch goes into a huge expansion for

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Asian exports. A version of Kevin Falcon’s “welfare air” idea to move unemployed recipients north was included in last week’s announcement by Clark and her jobs czar, Pat Bell. Called “Job Match,” it’s a $2.9-million pilot program in the Peace region. It will deliver basic education and work boots for people in that region before anyone will be flown up from Nanaimo or Nelson. Cruising along at nearly 50 per cent in the polls, the NDP

have also put a heavy emphasis on post-secondary. But they’re still playing to the urban Occupy crowd, with a promise of a tax on banks to fund student grants. Instead of providing loan relief after successful completion, they’re going to hand out money at the front end, just like they did in my student days. My experience as a student, a job seeker and a parent is that free money encourages aimless study, and the selection of courses that are appealing rather than safe invest-

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ments. We already have far too much of that, and I think most students today would be better off with a bigger debt and a wellpaying job. As the new trades plan was being rolled out (and mostly ignored by the Vancouver media), former finance minister Colin Hansen announced he’s retiring. It was Hansen who started the push for skills training back in 2008, emphasizing that there will be a million new jobs open

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by 2019, 600,000 of them due to retiring baby boomers. Hansen made a sales trip to snowy Toronto to launch advertising to lure people to B.C. That effort is being revised with a series of interprovincial and international trips, because even if all 650,000 high school students graduate and go to work in B.C. from now to 2019, it won’t be enough to fill all the jobs on the horizon. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press.

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PREVIOUS QUESTION Did you stay in Merritt for your back to school shopping? DONATING TO BC CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL Jacob Schultz and his family donated a $1,000 cheque to the BC Childrens Hospital in Vancouver after he raised the money during a bottle drive. He is still collecting bottles and his parents can be contacted to make a donation at 250-315-5632. Submitted

‘Make sure you have a legal contract’ Dear Editor: This is my experience so that others will never endure the same fate as I have. I had separated from my marriage. Everything that seemed together fell apart. I had to start at the beginning with the basics and lower income. I changed many lives — I am truly sorry for this. I realized that I had one object that I could not move — my collector 1930s Chev truck, my children’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Over the years I had many offers to sell and each time I smiled and said I would never sell

it; it was not for sale. After separating, I thought my truck would not be safe with my children’s dad. This thought I will regret for the rest of my life. I did what a lot of people do; I asked a dear friend. I phoned my dearest friend and I was told it was no problem and not to worry about it. I received calls from my friend about my spouse’s interest in the truck. The same reply was given every time; I would never sell my truck, it is for my children. I was told that the spouse received this message many times. When in town, I did confront this person and

said that the truck was not for sale and I would never sell it. I also regret that I did not move my vehicle right then. Years went by and a few things that were said was it would be nice to drag race again, or maybe we could do a little work on the truck. Well, that was all it took. I came to visit and the truck was chopped-up. Too late to say anything, and I thought racing is a family sport. I returned my exchange for work by helping in situations when they asked and using my painting skills. When I had a finished job, I said to stop

on my truck. Things seemed to change. I was unaware that my truck was now claimed as a gift from me and my children. I wonder why my friend never said “thank for the truck” to me, or “are you sure you want to give up your children’s truck?” All the time that I had my vehicle stored, I was never told it was not mine anymore. I do take full responsibility for the situation, for I had made a great error in judgement. My children do forgive me for what has happened. The days of a hand shake or “you have my word” are days long

gone. I will ask if anyone out in the world would like to gift a 1930s truck for my young boys. I would accept this gift. To spare anyone this fate, if you have valuable property and you are going to store it, make sure you have a contract — a signed, legal document. This may have saved my truck. I Elizabeth Tynke Biccum, formally of Lower Nicola, B.C., delcare that I never signed a gift letter or gave my truck as a gift. I never received money for the sale of my truck. Tynke Biccum Salmon Arm, B.C.

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The One to One Reading Program, a volunteer-based initiative that aims to increase literacy among Merritt students, is looking for volunteers to register today (Tuesday). Training and registration is scheduled at the School Board Office from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for volunteer readers and school co-ordinators, and from 12 to 3 p.m. for just school co-ordinators, states a press release from the program. “We’re looking for as many volunteers as we can get, really,” said Literacy Helping Teacher Jennifer Denton. “We are specifically looking for volunteers for Diamond Vale [Elementary]. But we need them anywhere, really.” The program aims to provide each student with 30 minutes of one-on-one tutoring three or four times each week for

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about 10 weeks. The children are in grades one to six and they are not receiving other specialized reading help from school district staff. Tutors are tasked with providing a supportive environment that will help cultivate literacy among the students. Each volunteer needs to be able to commit to 1.5 hours each week, either in the morning or afternoon from October to early May. Tutoring is completed during school hours under the supervision of a teacher. Substitutes are available if the volunteer is on vacation. The program was developed in 1989 by reading experts at the Vancouver School Board, and by a group of volunteers. Now, the program extends throughout Alberta and B.C. Volunteers need to be at least 16 years old, have a solid reading foundation and

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language skills, as well as a “desire to make a difference.” Francophone volunteers who are able to help at an immersion school are also sought. Approximately 40 students were a part of the program last year. Teachers recommend students who they think could benefit. Each volunteer needs to complete a criminal record check. Free training is a requirement of every volunteer in the program, and lasts for three hours for volunteer readers. Co-ordinators require three additional hours. The School Board Office is located at 1550 Chapman St. People can also register by calling Jennifer Denton at 250-378-2617, or by emailing jdenton@sd58.bc.ca. The Nicola-Similkameen School District 58 runs the program, which was initiated by Literacy Merritt.

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Fabulous home with private yard. A nonsmoking 3 bedrm, 2 bath home with finished bsmt. Has 24x40 detached heated shop/garage. Large garden areas & mature fruit trees.

New 2 bedroom + den rancher with open design concept. Master bedrm has W/I closet and 4 pce ensuite. Single car garage. Close to shopping. Priced to sell.

Come and see this new rancher with walkout daylight basement on huge 0.31 acre lot. Features hardwood & porcelain flooring, vaulted ceilings, open design kitchen. Lots of parking.

#1716

#1717

#1696

#1690

d e c ed u c d u e R Red

$359,000

Carrington Heights

$320,000

$240,000

Grandview Heights

New Prices!!

Half Acre Lots – Off Lindley Creek Road Exceptional valley and ranchland views, easy access to crown land. Call for further details on limitations & a complete package.

$389,900

COLDWATER HILLS APPROX. 10 ACRE LOTS

Starting at $109,000 + HST

#1531

$105,000

2700 Peregrine Way

Side by side duplex with 1740 sq.ft., 4 bedrms & 3 baths per side. Long term tenant in back unit. Live in one side & rent the other. Easy walk to shopping & amenities. Has 2 storage shed. $326,900

#1820

SAT., SEPT. 29, 1:00 – 5:00 PM

Enjoy the privacy on this 10 ac, fenced & backs onto Crown land. Has new barn with loft & several outbldgs. Home has 2 bedrms 2 bath and full bsmt. Close to rec. activities. $629,000

Nice 2 bedroom upper unit condo in desirable complex. Recent laminate & lino flooring. Includes 5 appliances. Easy walk to shopping & amenities. Strata fees $112 per mont.

OPEN HOUSE

Beautiful, completely updated rancher on 5+ acres with 30x60 heated shop + horse facilities. Property has easy access, close to school & other amenities. $525,000

SANDPIPER UNIT

NEW

This historic 100 acre parcel is par t of the original Steffen’s ranch with a few original outbldgs and a 4 bedrm heritage home. Perched about Guichon Creek the proper ty is fenced, has water rights. Located 20 km from Merritt. #1817 $700,000

FIRST TIME BUYER

GREAT INVESTMENT

ced u d Re

100 ACRES

RESIDENTIAL VIEW LOTS Prices Starting at $85,000 + HST

Seller to pay HST on lot sales

Fully ser viced residential lots with fantastic views of the Nicola Valley and surrounding mountains. Close to shopping and college. Star t building your dream home today! Call for more details.

Prices Starting at $189,000

#1726

Beautiful 10 +/- acre parcel with gorgeous views of the Coldwater River, just 10 minutes from Merritt. Power at lot line & many lots have pre-approved building & septic sites. Some lots have wells, but all have a gov’t required hydrology study to assure Buyers of ample domestic water. #1442.

#102-2840 Voght St., Merritt, B.C. - 250-378-6166 - Toll Free: 1-877-841-2100


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Dave Berezan 315-5236

Don Gossoo Managing Broker

Lana McPharlane 315-3748

Janis Post 315-3672

250-378-6166 • Fax: 378-4344 or Toll Free: 1-877-841-2100

Personal Real Estate Corporation

Trista Wills 378-7767

Brad Yakimchuk Personal Real Estate Corporation

315-3548

#102 - 2840 Voght St., Merritt, BC • www.movingrealestate.ca

Moving Real Estate BC Ltd.

Don Ward 315-3503

Ray Thompson 315-3377

Debra Schindler

315-3043

BACKS ONTO RIVER

DESIRABLE AREA

NEW TOWNHOME

A CLASSIC BEAUTY

CUSTOM RANCHER

QUALITY BUILT

COUNTRY LIVING

A MUST SEE

MANY UPGRADES

CUSTOM HOME

IN LOWER NICOLA

LAKEFRONT HOME

Executive 3 bedrm rancher on ½ acre lot in town. Over 1900 sq.ft. with maple HW, ceramic tile & custom window coverings. Beautifully landscaped, 475 sq.ft. of covered deck. Double garage.

Executive 5 bedrm home with panoramic views. Features Jacobi HW flooring, slate tile, extra large kitchen with Maple cabinetry, 5 pce ensuite. Home is beautifully landscaped into tiers

1427 sq.ft. rancher with full unfin. daylight walkout bsmt. 2 bedrms, 2 baths, modern open concept, spacious living rm. Kitchen opens to dining & great room. Double sidied F/P. #1812 $299,900

2 storey level entr y home with beautiful detail throughout. 6 bedrms, 3 baths and many rooms have updated flooring, molding, paint & wainscoting. Master bedrm has its own F/P with 3 pce ensuite. #1779 $359,000

Quality built 3 bedrm, 2 bath rancher with 34x20 shop on ½ acre lot. High quality finishing inside & out. Centrally located and easy walking distance to downtown core. Double garage.

Sensational 4000 sq.ft. home with 4 bedrms, 3 baths all on 3 levels. Fully fin. bsmt with large rec.rm with separate entrance. Home has nigh ceilings, double glazed low E windows & fenced backyard.

3 bedrm heritage home with swimming pool on 0.33 acre lot in Lower Nicola. Kitchen and bathrm have had some reno’s. Has fruit trees, 20x12 workshop and fenced yard. Close to school.

Beautifully renovated 3 bedrm rancher with many upgrades of new roof, soffits, facias, electrical, furnace, HW on demand, security system, windows, doors, vinyl siding, flooring & much more.

Gorgeous 3 bedrm bungalow, beautifully landscaped with views. Upgrades include HW, tile & allure flooring, crown moldings, new gas range, lighting, main bath countertops, flooring, toilet & more.

Gorgeous 5 bedrm home on fully manicured corner lot. Features HW flooring throughout, ceramic tile in kitchen & baths, 5 pce ensuite, fully fin. bsmt with separate entrance + workshop under garage.

3 bedroom rancher on 0.23 acre lot. Open kitchen concept, newer laminate in some of the rooms. Comes with all appliances. Fenced backyard with sundeck & storage shed.

#1778

#1803

#1810

#1799

#1804

#1759

#1806

Custom built home on 0.74 acres with 3 car garage. Home has 4634 sq.ft. on 3 levels, 5 bedrms, 4.5 baths, spacious & bright rooms, fully fin. bsmt, fantastic views & 100 ft of lake frontage. #1572 $1,195,000

NICE STRATA UNIT

DESIRABLE AREA

2 WORKSHOPS

GREAT VALLEY VIEWS

Well maintained, gorgeous 3 bedrm, 2 bath home within walking distance to downtown. Open floor plan with vaulted ceilings. Kitchen with cabinets galore with patio doors to sundeck. Partially fin. bsmt.

Beautiful townhome with 2 bedrms, 2.5 baths, skylight, gas fireplace in living room and considerable amount of hardwood flooring. Well maintained unit, double garage. Strata fees paid for rest of 2012

Spectacular Bench home with open design, sunken living rm, oak kitchen, vaulted ceilings, ceramic tile, HW floors. Has 2 bedrm inlaw suite in walkout bsmt. Double garage.

Large level entry rancher with 3 bedrms on main with open design, oak kitchen cabinets, huge sundeck. Walkout bsmt has new laminate flooring. Fenced backyard and a single garage.

#1676

#1665

#1748

Great starter or retirement home. 3 bedrms, newer kitchen and some recent reno’s of new flooring, water softener, HW tank, furnace & heat pump/central A/C and vinyl windows. Lots of parkings. $249,900 #1715

#1770

$485,000

#1800 4

QUIET CUL DE SAC

$345,500

$535,000

$209,900

$419,900

LARGE FAMILY HOME

QUICK POSSESSION

IMMACULATE HOME

4 bedrm home on the Bench with great views. New HW and tile floors & new paint. Includes B/I vac, skylights, new lights fixtures & all appliances, 3 baths, fully fin. bsmt. Double garage.

Large family home with 3 bedrms up + 2 bedrm inlaw suite at ground level. New paint & flooring on main, hot water radiant heat, oak kitchen cabinets, fenced backyard.

3 bedrms up, 1 down, 3 baths, newer laminate in dining & living rooms, family room off kitchen with sliding doors to sundeck. 850 sq.ft. unfinished bsmt for lots of storage. Double garage.

#1557

#1707

#1742

LOCATION LOCATION

$515,000

#1714

$285,000

$569,900

$229,000

GORGEOUS RANCHER

NEW BENCH RANCHER

This beautiful home features granite counter tops, high end S/S appliances, HW & ceramic flooring, 10 ft ceilings, crown moldings, central air, U/G sprinklers, covered deck & double garage.

#1716

$279,900

$369,000

Custom design countr y kitchen, constant care & upgrading make this unique home a must see. Beautifully landscaped. Has detached garage with 2 shops attached. Completely fenced.

Fabulous home on 1/3 of an acre, 3 bedrms, 1.5 baths, laminate flooring & fully fin. bsmt. Has large 24x40 detached heated shop/garage with 220 wiring. Enjoy the vegetable & flower gardens.

Nice family home with 2 bedrms up, 2 down, 2 baths, big family room. 30x18 garage/workshop plus carport & RV parking. Had a furnace installed 2 – 3 yrs ago.

#1788

#1717

#1808

Fabulous home on Nicola Lake with 4 bedrms, 2 baths plus 2 bedrms & summer kitchen in walkout bsmt. Great views from the huge wrap around deck overlooking the lake & dock. #1672 $968,000

Totally updated 4 bedroom half duplex. Spacious rec.rm, newer bath, laundry & bedrm in basement. Private yard with lane access. Walking distance to downtown.

#1690

#1787

$389,900

$159,000

CUTE & COZY

REVENUE FOURPLEX

2 bedrm rancher backs onto golf course and within walking distance to downtown core. Perfect for first time buyers or retirees. Upgrades include laminate in living room, lino, vanity & toilet in bathrm.

Cozy 2 bedrm house with large backyard and 236 sq.ft. shop. In excellent location only minutes from downtown. The per fect star ter or retirement home. Comes with appliances & central A/C.

2 bedrm strata unit in adult oriented community. Private end unit in excellent condition. Vaulted ceiling, gas F/P in living rm, 3 pce ensuite with W/I shower. Formal dining area. Close to parks.

Gorgeous 4 bedrm 3 bath home on 0.63 acres bordering Nicola River. 4 yr old home with slate tile & fir flooring, laundr y on main, beautiful fir kitchen cabinets w/large island. Huge rec. room.

#1782

#1757

#1241

#1691

$189,900

WATERFRONT HOME

Great views from this new rancher with walkout daylight bsmt. Hardwood, porcelain & carpet flooring. Vaulted ceilings, open design kitchen, 2 bedrms up, 2 baths, covered deck & double garage.

RIVERFRONT

$465,000

DETACHED WORKSHOP

PERFECT STARTER HOME

IN MCCALLUM GARDENS

4

PRIVATE YARD

FIRST TIME BUYERS

d uce d e R

$359,000

4

$179,000

$320,000

$229,900

DESIRABLE AREA

FIRST TIME BUYERS

NEW BENCH HOME

Side by side fourplex on a 1/3 of an acre. Has been renovated inside & out including roof & septic system. Monthly rental revenue is currently $2670. Cooperative water. Desirable location.

3 bedroom rancher on very nice ¼ acre double lot. Home is heated by electric baseboards but also has a gas F/P& pellet stove. Lots of room play area or built a backyard garage/shop.

Great place to start or retire. One bedroom strata units with open floor plan. Close to shopping and all amenities. Strata fees $55.61 per month.

Has gorgeous views, open concept design, deluxe kitchen with a $2500 credit for appliances, living room features built in entertainment center & electric fireplace. Home Warranty.

#1769

#1682

#1752

#1758

NICOLA LAKEVIEW

D SOL

4

$368,000

$339,000

$299,900

$215,000

$154,900

$157,000

$519,000

$325,000

$259,900

$84,900

$379,900

Private 5 bedrm home on 1 acre with breathtaking views from sprawling deck. Open kitchen with granite countertops, Italian tile, 5 pce ensuite, walkout bsmt. 10 yr warranty. Easy walk to beach. #1639 $825,000

LOT OF POTENTIAL

THE VIBE

ON THE BENCH

GREAT LOCATION

NEAT AS A PIN

WELL MAINTAINED

TOTALLY RENOVATED

PRIVATE BACKYARD

RIVERFRONT TOWNHOME

LARGE FAMILY HOME

REMARKABLE HOME

WATERFRONT

Great starter home on 0.31 acre lot in town. Has fenced yard with lots of RV parking. Laundry in basement, 3 bedrooms with extra room upstairs, could be bedroom.

2 bedroom apar tment features beautiful granite countertops, laminate flooring, S/S appliances and a modern open concept. In-unit laundry & wall A/C.

Well maintained 4 bedrm home with full fin. bsmt, and upgrades including tile kitchen countertops, newly stained cabinets, laminate flooring, carpet, paint, updated bath, light fixtures & fence.

Well kept 4 bedrm family home with 2 bedrm legal suite with private entrance. Immaculate landscaped yard with U/G sprinklers. Mountain views from sundeck. Double garage.

This 3 bedrm rancher has been loved for many years. Is within walking distance to downtown & parks. One car detached shop, new HW tank, electrical upgrade & some new plumbing.

Immaculate 3 bedrm manufactured home with new vinyl windows, large addition with spacious den & enclosed porch, 2 air conditioners, new flooring, certified woodstove & bathrm update & new fixtures.

2 bedroom home on large lot. New gyproc, paint, kitchen, bath, new flooring, fixtures, cabinetr y & S/S appliances. New roof, plumbing & electrical. Move in ready.

4 bedrm rancher with great views, private backyard with patio. Oak country kitchen, formal dining, huge living rm with vaulted ceilings. Ensuite with jetted tub. In-law suite. Central A/C.

Enjoy the park-like atmosphere. Has walkout bsmt. Double carport and sheltered patio. Master bedrm with 4 pce ensuite, huge rec.rm, 2.5 baths. Easy walk to downtown.

A remarkable home with rooms for inlaws. 2 bedrm suite on ground level. Large open kitchen with nook, 3 gas F/P’s, fully finished bsmt with 2 bedrms & summer kitchen. Fenced backyard with garden area.

767 sq.ft. of spacious living on large lot on the Bench. Great views from balcony off living room. Renovated kitchen & bathrms. Fully fin. walkout bsmt. Master bedrm with jetted tub.

Magnificent water front home on 1.09 acres with 4 bedrms, 2 level open concept with gourmet kitchen with high end appl., gorgeous master suite & ensuite, vaulted ceiling, home theatre, wine room & more.

#1505

#1790

#1785

#1709

#1756

#1773

#1749

#1571

#1520

#1744

#1811

#1684

4

$185,000

$169,900

TRIPLEX

GREAT FAMILY HOME

$269,900

EXECUTIVE HOME

$339,900

BROOKMERE

$143,900

FULL DUPLEX

$127,500

PARK-LIKE SETTING

QUIET LOCATION

ced u d Re

D SOL

$89,900

$319,900

$239,000

CUTE STARTER HOME

INCLUDES 2 LOTS

HALF DUPLEX

$395,000

$479,000

$1,850,000

LAKEVIEW LOT

CLOSE TO GOLF COURSE

Spectacular 1.1 acre lot at Nicola Lake just 15 mins from Merritt, with breathtaking views and only a short walk to the water. Don’t miss this opportunity. $190,000

#1777

STUMP LAKE Spacious home with 3 bedrms up, 3 pce ensuite, large bright living rm with gas F/P. Basement has 2 bedrms, in-floor heating, shared laundry. Double garage, I/G sprinklers, RV parking.

Good revenue property. Has 3 – 2 bedroom units with some recent interior reno’s in past year. Huge storage unit in backyard. Great for retired couple to live in one & rent other two.

3 bedrm executive rancher with fully finished walkout bsmt. 3 pce ensuite & W/I closet in master. Oak country kitchen with nook. Gas F/P in living rm with sliding doors to covered deck.

Custom built 5 yr old home just 2.5 hrs from Vancouver. Great for outdoor enthusiast. 2 bedrms, 2 baths, maple kitchen cabinets, 9 ft ceilings, large covered back deck. Garage has guest rm & bthrm.

#1671

#1751

#1695

#1678

$329,000

$199,900

$349,000

$398,000

Side by side duplex with 1740 sq.ft. 4 bedrms and 3 baths per side. Has 2 storage sheds in back. Side A has had some upgrades. Long term tenant in side B. Live in one side & rent the other. #1818 $326,900

This 2 bedrm 2 bath home has a large addition & an open concept. Many recent improvements of laminate flooring, gas F/P, appliances, HW tank & 2 sundecks. Lots of parking.

Nice adult oriented gated community with view of river. Main floor has open design and galley kitchen with nook. 3 bedrms, large rec.rm & hobby rm in bsmt. Double carport. Strata fees $160 per month.

#1750

#1637

$169,900

$259,000

Beautifully renovated 3 bedrm, level entry half duplex with 1 bedrm inlaw suite. Upgrades include new flooring, paint, moldings, doors, kitchen countertops & 3 baths have been renovated. #1783 $209,000

Smaller 1 bedroom home in downtown area, close to shopping. Log style siding on exterior, nicely finished inside. 2 separately titled lots, house on one, other lot vacant. New roof.

Great corner lot on quiet street with plenty of room to build a shop. This cute 2 bedrm home is awaiting your ideas. Has some newer flooring. Nice big living rm and new bathrm.

Quality finished 3 bedrm, 2.5 bath home with some HW floors, Italian tile floors, skylights custom mouldings. Chef’s kitchen with all appl. & pantry. Central A/C, BI vac & water softener.

#1310

#1801

#1802

$99,000

$135,900

$349,900

Lot 22 at beautiful Golden Quill development providing many recreational activities. Building your dream home overlooking the lake and valley. Easy access to existing pier. Water & power on site. $375,900

#1724

HAS EXTRA PARKING

LOWER NICOLA

WATERFRONT MOBILE

GREAT STARTER HOME

QUIET LOCATION

RETIREES

HUGE PRIVATE LOT

OPPORTUNITY

DOWNTOWN

LARGE BENCH HOME

PANORAMIC VIEWS

WALLOPER LAKE

Large 4 bedrm, 2.5 bath home in family friendly neighbourhood. Property has extra 22x100 RV prkg. Garage has 10 ft doors & work area.U/G sprinklers, A/C, S/S appliances, B/I vac.

Good family home on 0.31 acre lot with huge backyard. Home has 4 bedrms, full bsmt, deck off kitchen, newer windows, newer style kitchen cabinets. Lots of room to build a shop.

Ver y nice 2 bedroom mobile home in well maintained park overlooking the river & golf course. Open design with laminate floors throughout. Includes skylights, porch & window coverings.

Very clean 3 bedroom home with 2 bathrooms and par tially finished basement. New tile, newer flooring in living room, new counter tops. Close to schools. Covered carport in back with lane access.

Executive 2 bedrm, 2 bath rancher close to golf course. Features central A/C, JennAir stovetop, Jacuzzi tub in main, oak HW floors, bright open kitchen with large island & bonus room above garage.

Close to amenities in downtown core. This 2 bedrm home is wheelchair accessible, bright & cheer y. 2 pce ensuite. All appliances included. Detached 12x20 shop, covered deck, RV parking.

Custom built 3 level home in private setting on 21,044 sq.ft. lot. Gourmet kitchen, granite counters, oak cabinets, porcelain & HW floors. Has sauna, theatre room, 5 bedrms & 4 baths.

Cute and cozy 2 bedroom bungalow with an attached 1 bedrm living quarters at the back. Ver y private fenced backyard with fruit trees & covered deck. Great for retirees or revenue property.

Cozy 3 bedrm bungalow within walking distance to all amenities & shopping. Comfy living room with gas fireplace. Spacious kitchen with lots of cupboards. Covered deck in back plus detached garage.

This renovated home includes new flooring, paint, light fixtures & U/G sprinklers. 5 bedrms, 3.5 baths, living rm with 19 ft vaulted ceilings, bsmt with extra large rec. rm & lots of storage.

Beautifully finished 4 bedrm bungalow in prime Bench location. Home has been completely redone, new HW flooring throughout, central A/C, B/I vac, U/G sprinkling, new roof & gutters. Full length sundeck.

Cabin on ½ acre water front lot on Walloper Lake. Is 15 year Gov’t lease with approx. 6 yrs remaining. Has possible option to buy out lease. Easy access. #1762 $149,000

#1786

#1704

#1661

#1687

#1640

#1781

#1559

#1784

#1556

#1586

#1764

#1762

$389,900

GOOD STARTER HOME

$208,500

$57,900

$133,900

PRIME LOCATION

INVESTMENT

$325,000

QUICK POSSESSION

$149,900

$414,900

$172,700

$159,000

$370,000

URBAN LIVING

FIXER UPPER

WHY RENT

RIVERFRONT

ON LARGE LOT

d uce d e R 4 bedroom home with full, partly finished basement. Fenced yard. Vinyl siding. Needs some TLC. Per fect for first time buyers or investors.

Great 1 bedroom apar tment with newer laminate floors, big living room with balcony & mountain views. Currently in rental pool. Well maintained.

Extra large family home with 7 bedrs, 2.5 baths, large hobby rm/office & summer kitchen. Well cared for & updated with new flooring, trim, baseboards, paint, bathrm fixtures, rail & deck.

New 2 bedroom + den rancher with open design kitchen/dining & living rm. Master bedrm has W/I closet and 4 pce ensuite. Move in ready. Close to shopping. Being sold “as is where is”.

Cute rancher on large lot in Collettville. 1 bedroom, huge living rm, open kitchen and 2 large storage shed in backyard. Lot is 50 x 231. Good rental potential.

Beautifully maintained 2 bedrm double wide mobile with open floor plan, living rm with gas F/P, large master bedrm with ensuite. Wheelchair ramp. Sit on deck and watch the ducks float by.

Home has had some updates of laminate flooring, double glazed windows, electrical upgrade, newer roof. 3 bedrms up and 2 bath. $130 for strata and $143 for natural gas.

2 bedroom bungalow on huge lot in Collettville. Needs some TLC. Has storage shed in back. Good holding property.

One bedroom apartment features a modern open concept with beautiful granite countertops, laminate in kitchen & bath. Carpeting in bedrms. S/S appliances. Great views

#1708

#1721

#1723

#1696

#1505

#1706

#1765

#1506

#1791

$139,900

$69,500

$298,700

$240,000

$109,900

$99,000

$87,900

$105,000

$149,000

$399,000

Check out our website for more details & photos.

$149,000

ON NICOLA LAKE Spectacular waterfront lot, just 3 km from historic Quilchena Hotel & golf course. Private access to the lake, boating, fishing, wind surfing & swimming. Ideal year-round getaway. $337,000

#1668

WATERFRONT LOT 1.104 acre lot with low slope with dual access to the shore area. Build your dream home in a new subdivision with a multitude of activities close by. Easy access off Hwy.5A. HST is not applicable.

#1638

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Dave Berezan 315-5236

Don Gossoo Managing Broker

Lana McPharlane 315-3748

Janis Post 315-3672

250-378-6166 • Fax: 378-4344 or Toll Free: 1-877-841-2100

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Trista Wills 378-7767

Brad Yakimchuk Personal Real Estate Corporation

315-3548

#102 - 2840 Voght St., Merritt, BC • www.movingrealestate.ca

Moving Real Estate BC Ltd.

Don Ward 315-3503

Ray Thompson 315-3377

Debra Schindler

315-3043

BACKS ONTO RIVER

DESIRABLE AREA

NEW TOWNHOME

A CLASSIC BEAUTY

CUSTOM RANCHER

QUALITY BUILT

COUNTRY LIVING

A MUST SEE

MANY UPGRADES

CUSTOM HOME

IN LOWER NICOLA

LAKEFRONT HOME

Executive 3 bedrm rancher on ½ acre lot in town. Over 1900 sq.ft. with maple HW, ceramic tile & custom window coverings. Beautifully landscaped, 475 sq.ft. of covered deck. Double garage.

Executive 5 bedrm home with panoramic views. Features Jacobi HW flooring, slate tile, extra large kitchen with Maple cabinetry, 5 pce ensuite. Home is beautifully landscaped into tiers

1427 sq.ft. rancher with full unfin. daylight walkout bsmt. 2 bedrms, 2 baths, modern open concept, spacious living rm. Kitchen opens to dining & great room. Double sidied F/P. #1812 $299,900

2 storey level entr y home with beautiful detail throughout. 6 bedrms, 3 baths and many rooms have updated flooring, molding, paint & wainscoting. Master bedrm has its own F/P with 3 pce ensuite. #1779 $359,000

Quality built 3 bedrm, 2 bath rancher with 34x20 shop on ½ acre lot. High quality finishing inside & out. Centrally located and easy walking distance to downtown core. Double garage.

Sensational 4000 sq.ft. home with 4 bedrms, 3 baths all on 3 levels. Fully fin. bsmt with large rec.rm with separate entrance. Home has nigh ceilings, double glazed low E windows & fenced backyard.

3 bedrm heritage home with swimming pool on 0.33 acre lot in Lower Nicola. Kitchen and bathrm have had some reno’s. Has fruit trees, 20x12 workshop and fenced yard. Close to school.

Beautifully renovated 3 bedrm rancher with many upgrades of new roof, soffits, facias, electrical, furnace, HW on demand, security system, windows, doors, vinyl siding, flooring & much more.

Gorgeous 3 bedrm bungalow, beautifully landscaped with views. Upgrades include HW, tile & allure flooring, crown moldings, new gas range, lighting, main bath countertops, flooring, toilet & more.

Gorgeous 5 bedrm home on fully manicured corner lot. Features HW flooring throughout, ceramic tile in kitchen & baths, 5 pce ensuite, fully fin. bsmt with separate entrance + workshop under garage.

3 bedroom rancher on 0.23 acre lot. Open kitchen concept, newer laminate in some of the rooms. Comes with all appliances. Fenced backyard with sundeck & storage shed.

#1778

#1803

#1810

#1799

#1804

#1759

#1806

Custom built home on 0.74 acres with 3 car garage. Home has 4634 sq.ft. on 3 levels, 5 bedrms, 4.5 baths, spacious & bright rooms, fully fin. bsmt, fantastic views & 100 ft of lake frontage. #1572 $1,195,000

NICE STRATA UNIT

DESIRABLE AREA

2 WORKSHOPS

GREAT VALLEY VIEWS

Well maintained, gorgeous 3 bedrm, 2 bath home within walking distance to downtown. Open floor plan with vaulted ceilings. Kitchen with cabinets galore with patio doors to sundeck. Partially fin. bsmt.

Beautiful townhome with 2 bedrms, 2.5 baths, skylight, gas fireplace in living room and considerable amount of hardwood flooring. Well maintained unit, double garage. Strata fees paid for rest of 2012

Spectacular Bench home with open design, sunken living rm, oak kitchen, vaulted ceilings, ceramic tile, HW floors. Has 2 bedrm inlaw suite in walkout bsmt. Double garage.

Large level entry rancher with 3 bedrms on main with open design, oak kitchen cabinets, huge sundeck. Walkout bsmt has new laminate flooring. Fenced backyard and a single garage.

#1676

#1665

#1748

Great starter or retirement home. 3 bedrms, newer kitchen and some recent reno’s of new flooring, water softener, HW tank, furnace & heat pump/central A/C and vinyl windows. Lots of parkings. $249,900 #1715

#1770

$485,000

#1800 4

QUIET CUL DE SAC

$345,500

$535,000

$209,900

$419,900

LARGE FAMILY HOME

QUICK POSSESSION

IMMACULATE HOME

4 bedrm home on the Bench with great views. New HW and tile floors & new paint. Includes B/I vac, skylights, new lights fixtures & all appliances, 3 baths, fully fin. bsmt. Double garage.

Large family home with 3 bedrms up + 2 bedrm inlaw suite at ground level. New paint & flooring on main, hot water radiant heat, oak kitchen cabinets, fenced backyard.

3 bedrms up, 1 down, 3 baths, newer laminate in dining & living rooms, family room off kitchen with sliding doors to sundeck. 850 sq.ft. unfinished bsmt for lots of storage. Double garage.

#1557

#1707

#1742

LOCATION LOCATION

$515,000

#1714

$285,000

$569,900

$229,000

GORGEOUS RANCHER

NEW BENCH RANCHER

This beautiful home features granite counter tops, high end S/S appliances, HW & ceramic flooring, 10 ft ceilings, crown moldings, central air, U/G sprinklers, covered deck & double garage.

#1716

$279,900

$369,000

Custom design countr y kitchen, constant care & upgrading make this unique home a must see. Beautifully landscaped. Has detached garage with 2 shops attached. Completely fenced.

Fabulous home on 1/3 of an acre, 3 bedrms, 1.5 baths, laminate flooring & fully fin. bsmt. Has large 24x40 detached heated shop/garage with 220 wiring. Enjoy the vegetable & flower gardens.

Nice family home with 2 bedrms up, 2 down, 2 baths, big family room. 30x18 garage/workshop plus carport & RV parking. Had a furnace installed 2 – 3 yrs ago.

#1788

#1717

#1808

Fabulous home on Nicola Lake with 4 bedrms, 2 baths plus 2 bedrms & summer kitchen in walkout bsmt. Great views from the huge wrap around deck overlooking the lake & dock. #1672 $968,000

Totally updated 4 bedroom half duplex. Spacious rec.rm, newer bath, laundry & bedrm in basement. Private yard with lane access. Walking distance to downtown.

#1690

#1787

$389,900

$159,000

CUTE & COZY

REVENUE FOURPLEX

2 bedrm rancher backs onto golf course and within walking distance to downtown core. Perfect for first time buyers or retirees. Upgrades include laminate in living room, lino, vanity & toilet in bathrm.

Cozy 2 bedrm house with large backyard and 236 sq.ft. shop. In excellent location only minutes from downtown. The per fect star ter or retirement home. Comes with appliances & central A/C.

2 bedrm strata unit in adult oriented community. Private end unit in excellent condition. Vaulted ceiling, gas F/P in living rm, 3 pce ensuite with W/I shower. Formal dining area. Close to parks.

Gorgeous 4 bedrm 3 bath home on 0.63 acres bordering Nicola River. 4 yr old home with slate tile & fir flooring, laundr y on main, beautiful fir kitchen cabinets w/large island. Huge rec. room.

#1782

#1757

#1241

#1691

$189,900

WATERFRONT HOME

Great views from this new rancher with walkout daylight bsmt. Hardwood, porcelain & carpet flooring. Vaulted ceilings, open design kitchen, 2 bedrms up, 2 baths, covered deck & double garage.

RIVERFRONT

$465,000

DETACHED WORKSHOP

PERFECT STARTER HOME

IN MCCALLUM GARDENS

4

PRIVATE YARD

FIRST TIME BUYERS

d uce d e R

$359,000

4

$179,000

$320,000

$229,900

DESIRABLE AREA

FIRST TIME BUYERS

NEW BENCH HOME

Side by side fourplex on a 1/3 of an acre. Has been renovated inside & out including roof & septic system. Monthly rental revenue is currently $2670. Cooperative water. Desirable location.

3 bedroom rancher on very nice ¼ acre double lot. Home is heated by electric baseboards but also has a gas F/P& pellet stove. Lots of room play area or built a backyard garage/shop.

Great place to start or retire. One bedroom strata units with open floor plan. Close to shopping and all amenities. Strata fees $55.61 per month.

Has gorgeous views, open concept design, deluxe kitchen with a $2500 credit for appliances, living room features built in entertainment center & electric fireplace. Home Warranty.

#1769

#1682

#1752

#1758

NICOLA LAKEVIEW

D SOL

4

$368,000

$339,000

$299,900

$215,000

$154,900

$157,000

$519,000

$325,000

$259,900

$84,900

$379,900

Private 5 bedrm home on 1 acre with breathtaking views from sprawling deck. Open kitchen with granite countertops, Italian tile, 5 pce ensuite, walkout bsmt. 10 yr warranty. Easy walk to beach. #1639 $825,000

LOT OF POTENTIAL

THE VIBE

ON THE BENCH

GREAT LOCATION

NEAT AS A PIN

WELL MAINTAINED

TOTALLY RENOVATED

PRIVATE BACKYARD

RIVERFRONT TOWNHOME

LARGE FAMILY HOME

REMARKABLE HOME

WATERFRONT

Great starter home on 0.31 acre lot in town. Has fenced yard with lots of RV parking. Laundry in basement, 3 bedrooms with extra room upstairs, could be bedroom.

2 bedroom apar tment features beautiful granite countertops, laminate flooring, S/S appliances and a modern open concept. In-unit laundry & wall A/C.

Well maintained 4 bedrm home with full fin. bsmt, and upgrades including tile kitchen countertops, newly stained cabinets, laminate flooring, carpet, paint, updated bath, light fixtures & fence.

Well kept 4 bedrm family home with 2 bedrm legal suite with private entrance. Immaculate landscaped yard with U/G sprinklers. Mountain views from sundeck. Double garage.

This 3 bedrm rancher has been loved for many years. Is within walking distance to downtown & parks. One car detached shop, new HW tank, electrical upgrade & some new plumbing.

Immaculate 3 bedrm manufactured home with new vinyl windows, large addition with spacious den & enclosed porch, 2 air conditioners, new flooring, certified woodstove & bathrm update & new fixtures.

2 bedroom home on large lot. New gyproc, paint, kitchen, bath, new flooring, fixtures, cabinetr y & S/S appliances. New roof, plumbing & electrical. Move in ready.

4 bedrm rancher with great views, private backyard with patio. Oak country kitchen, formal dining, huge living rm with vaulted ceilings. Ensuite with jetted tub. In-law suite. Central A/C.

Enjoy the park-like atmosphere. Has walkout bsmt. Double carport and sheltered patio. Master bedrm with 4 pce ensuite, huge rec.rm, 2.5 baths. Easy walk to downtown.

A remarkable home with rooms for inlaws. 2 bedrm suite on ground level. Large open kitchen with nook, 3 gas F/P’s, fully finished bsmt with 2 bedrms & summer kitchen. Fenced backyard with garden area.

767 sq.ft. of spacious living on large lot on the Bench. Great views from balcony off living room. Renovated kitchen & bathrms. Fully fin. walkout bsmt. Master bedrm with jetted tub.

Magnificent water front home on 1.09 acres with 4 bedrms, 2 level open concept with gourmet kitchen with high end appl., gorgeous master suite & ensuite, vaulted ceiling, home theatre, wine room & more.

#1505

#1790

#1785

#1709

#1756

#1773

#1749

#1571

#1520

#1744

#1811

#1684

4

$185,000

$169,900

TRIPLEX

GREAT FAMILY HOME

$269,900

EXECUTIVE HOME

$339,900

BROOKMERE

$143,900

FULL DUPLEX

$127,500

PARK-LIKE SETTING

QUIET LOCATION

ced u d Re

D SOL

$89,900

$319,900

$239,000

CUTE STARTER HOME

INCLUDES 2 LOTS

HALF DUPLEX

$395,000

$479,000

$1,850,000

LAKEVIEW LOT

CLOSE TO GOLF COURSE

Spectacular 1.1 acre lot at Nicola Lake just 15 mins from Merritt, with breathtaking views and only a short walk to the water. Don’t miss this opportunity. $190,000

#1777

STUMP LAKE Spacious home with 3 bedrms up, 3 pce ensuite, large bright living rm with gas F/P. Basement has 2 bedrms, in-floor heating, shared laundry. Double garage, I/G sprinklers, RV parking.

Good revenue property. Has 3 – 2 bedroom units with some recent interior reno’s in past year. Huge storage unit in backyard. Great for retired couple to live in one & rent other two.

3 bedrm executive rancher with fully finished walkout bsmt. 3 pce ensuite & W/I closet in master. Oak country kitchen with nook. Gas F/P in living rm with sliding doors to covered deck.

Custom built 5 yr old home just 2.5 hrs from Vancouver. Great for outdoor enthusiast. 2 bedrms, 2 baths, maple kitchen cabinets, 9 ft ceilings, large covered back deck. Garage has guest rm & bthrm.

#1671

#1751

#1695

#1678

$329,000

$199,900

$349,000

$398,000

Side by side duplex with 1740 sq.ft. 4 bedrms and 3 baths per side. Has 2 storage sheds in back. Side A has had some upgrades. Long term tenant in side B. Live in one side & rent the other. #1818 $326,900

This 2 bedrm 2 bath home has a large addition & an open concept. Many recent improvements of laminate flooring, gas F/P, appliances, HW tank & 2 sundecks. Lots of parking.

Nice adult oriented gated community with view of river. Main floor has open design and galley kitchen with nook. 3 bedrms, large rec.rm & hobby rm in bsmt. Double carport. Strata fees $160 per month.

#1750

#1637

$169,900

$259,000

Beautifully renovated 3 bedrm, level entry half duplex with 1 bedrm inlaw suite. Upgrades include new flooring, paint, moldings, doors, kitchen countertops & 3 baths have been renovated. #1783 $209,000

Smaller 1 bedroom home in downtown area, close to shopping. Log style siding on exterior, nicely finished inside. 2 separately titled lots, house on one, other lot vacant. New roof.

Great corner lot on quiet street with plenty of room to build a shop. This cute 2 bedrm home is awaiting your ideas. Has some newer flooring. Nice big living rm and new bathrm.

Quality finished 3 bedrm, 2.5 bath home with some HW floors, Italian tile floors, skylights custom mouldings. Chef’s kitchen with all appl. & pantry. Central A/C, BI vac & water softener.

#1310

#1801

#1802

$99,000

$135,900

$349,900

Lot 22 at beautiful Golden Quill development providing many recreational activities. Building your dream home overlooking the lake and valley. Easy access to existing pier. Water & power on site. $375,900

#1724

HAS EXTRA PARKING

LOWER NICOLA

WATERFRONT MOBILE

GREAT STARTER HOME

QUIET LOCATION

RETIREES

HUGE PRIVATE LOT

OPPORTUNITY

DOWNTOWN

LARGE BENCH HOME

PANORAMIC VIEWS

WALLOPER LAKE

Large 4 bedrm, 2.5 bath home in family friendly neighbourhood. Property has extra 22x100 RV prkg. Garage has 10 ft doors & work area.U/G sprinklers, A/C, S/S appliances, B/I vac.

Good family home on 0.31 acre lot with huge backyard. Home has 4 bedrms, full bsmt, deck off kitchen, newer windows, newer style kitchen cabinets. Lots of room to build a shop.

Ver y nice 2 bedroom mobile home in well maintained park overlooking the river & golf course. Open design with laminate floors throughout. Includes skylights, porch & window coverings.

Very clean 3 bedroom home with 2 bathrooms and par tially finished basement. New tile, newer flooring in living room, new counter tops. Close to schools. Covered carport in back with lane access.

Executive 2 bedrm, 2 bath rancher close to golf course. Features central A/C, JennAir stovetop, Jacuzzi tub in main, oak HW floors, bright open kitchen with large island & bonus room above garage.

Close to amenities in downtown core. This 2 bedrm home is wheelchair accessible, bright & cheer y. 2 pce ensuite. All appliances included. Detached 12x20 shop, covered deck, RV parking.

Custom built 3 level home in private setting on 21,044 sq.ft. lot. Gourmet kitchen, granite counters, oak cabinets, porcelain & HW floors. Has sauna, theatre room, 5 bedrms & 4 baths.

Cute and cozy 2 bedroom bungalow with an attached 1 bedrm living quarters at the back. Ver y private fenced backyard with fruit trees & covered deck. Great for retirees or revenue property.

Cozy 3 bedrm bungalow within walking distance to all amenities & shopping. Comfy living room with gas fireplace. Spacious kitchen with lots of cupboards. Covered deck in back plus detached garage.

This renovated home includes new flooring, paint, light fixtures & U/G sprinklers. 5 bedrms, 3.5 baths, living rm with 19 ft vaulted ceilings, bsmt with extra large rec. rm & lots of storage.

Beautifully finished 4 bedrm bungalow in prime Bench location. Home has been completely redone, new HW flooring throughout, central A/C, B/I vac, U/G sprinkling, new roof & gutters. Full length sundeck.

Cabin on ½ acre water front lot on Walloper Lake. Is 15 year Gov’t lease with approx. 6 yrs remaining. Has possible option to buy out lease. Easy access. #1762 $149,000

#1786

#1704

#1661

#1687

#1640

#1781

#1559

#1784

#1556

#1586

#1764

#1762

$389,900

GOOD STARTER HOME

$208,500

$57,900

$133,900

PRIME LOCATION

INVESTMENT

$325,000

QUICK POSSESSION

$149,900

$414,900

$172,700

$159,000

$370,000

URBAN LIVING

FIXER UPPER

WHY RENT

RIVERFRONT

ON LARGE LOT

d uce d e R 4 bedroom home with full, partly finished basement. Fenced yard. Vinyl siding. Needs some TLC. Per fect for first time buyers or investors.

Great 1 bedroom apar tment with newer laminate floors, big living room with balcony & mountain views. Currently in rental pool. Well maintained.

Extra large family home with 7 bedrs, 2.5 baths, large hobby rm/office & summer kitchen. Well cared for & updated with new flooring, trim, baseboards, paint, bathrm fixtures, rail & deck.

New 2 bedroom + den rancher with open design kitchen/dining & living rm. Master bedrm has W/I closet and 4 pce ensuite. Move in ready. Close to shopping. Being sold “as is where is”.

Cute rancher on large lot in Collettville. 1 bedroom, huge living rm, open kitchen and 2 large storage shed in backyard. Lot is 50 x 231. Good rental potential.

Beautifully maintained 2 bedrm double wide mobile with open floor plan, living rm with gas F/P, large master bedrm with ensuite. Wheelchair ramp. Sit on deck and watch the ducks float by.

Home has had some updates of laminate flooring, double glazed windows, electrical upgrade, newer roof. 3 bedrms up and 2 bath. $130 for strata and $143 for natural gas.

2 bedroom bungalow on huge lot in Collettville. Needs some TLC. Has storage shed in back. Good holding property.

One bedroom apartment features a modern open concept with beautiful granite countertops, laminate in kitchen & bath. Carpeting in bedrms. S/S appliances. Great views

#1708

#1721

#1723

#1696

#1505

#1706

#1765

#1506

#1791

$139,900

$69,500

$298,700

$240,000

$109,900

$99,000

$87,900

$105,000

$149,000

$399,000

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$149,000

ON NICOLA LAKE Spectacular waterfront lot, just 3 km from historic Quilchena Hotel & golf course. Private access to the lake, boating, fishing, wind surfing & swimming. Ideal year-round getaway. $337,000

#1668

WATERFRONT LOT 1.104 acre lot with low slope with dual access to the shore area. Build your dream home in a new subdivision with a multitude of activities close by. Easy access off Hwy.5A. HST is not applicable.

#1638

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$339,900


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CENTURY 21 MOVING REAL ESTATE BC LTD. HOMES ON ACREAGE ACREAGE

IC & I

HUGE HORSE STABLE

SPACIOUS HOME

1.84 ACRES

HOMES ON ACREAGE

RECREATION PROPERTY

COMMERCIAL

17.2 acres, fenced with 3000 sq.ft. horse stable with 8 stalls prof. built with heated water bowls & rubber mats. Home has 4 bedrms, 3 baths, open design with eating bar in kitchen. $689,000 #1603

Spectacular view from this 3400 sq.ft. custom built home on 9.9 acres. HW floors, ceramic tile & high end finishing. 4 bedrms 3 baths, Mill Creek cabinets in kitchen. Lower level has shop. 2 corrals & hay shed.

2 bedrm rancher on 1.84 acres with many outbldgs including mobile home with addition, shop w/office & storage bldgs. Beautiful mountain views, lots of privacy & only minutes from town.

#1780

#1771

Unique small acreage close to city boundaries. Proper ty needs cleanup and house will likely need a full renovation including wiring and plumbing. Building is cement cinder block. Has year round creek. #1772 $339,000

Fantastic view proper ty of 12 acres, gradual sloping & overlooking Coldwater River & valley. Two large covered structures for RV’s or storage. Has 550 sq.ft. living quarters. Has 3 wells. #1685 $370,000

Great building of 1680 sq.ft., corner lot, high traffic area. Previously used as showroom for car dealership. Zoned C-2. 2 separate titles. #1718 $345,000

CUSTOM BUILT

1.92 ACRES

$549,900

$399,900

SPACIOUS LOG HOME

98.5 ACRES

D L O S Well built home on 5.63 acres with panoramic views. Has 3 bedrms, 3 baths, open floor plan, good quality kitchen cabinets with marble counter tops. 32x26 double garage/shop w/11 ft ceiling. #1746 $479,950

Gorgeous park-like setting in Lower Nicola. 4 bedrm home with lovely sunroom looking out to fish pond. Wood cookstove in kitchen with plenty of cupboards. Living rm with gas F/P & patio doors to deck. #1776 $349,000

Over 3000+ sq.ft. log home with incredible views. 3 bedrms + loft, 3 baths, fully fin. bsmt. Newer S/S appliances, soarking ceiling & river rock F/P in great room. 40x18 garage. Fenced pasture for horses.

Private river front hobby farm in Sunshine Valley. 3 bedrm home with numerous outbldgs. Approx. 35 acres of flat crossfenced irrigated hay fields with water rights and 60+ acres of hillside.

#1753

#1725

10 VIEW ACRES

PRIVATE 23 ACRES

21 ACRES

$699,900

3.44 ACRES

HUGE SHOP

Build your dream home on this acreage with spectacular views. Proper ty is located just outside city limits. Has a drilled well and a 600 sq.ft. shop. Zoned RL-1. $199,900 #1798

Zoned C-2, has 3164 sq.ft. building with 3 bays, parts room and comes with assorted tools & hoist. Has 3 separately titled lots of 18000 sq.ft. in total.

$595,000

55 ACRES

INDUSTRIAL

Magnificent rural property of 55 acres, just minutes from Merritt. This property offers a great setting for anyone wanting to live a farm live but still be close to the city. In the ALR with easy access. $529,000 #1702

Nice flat light industrial bare lots with water and sewer close to lot line. Great opportunity. 3 lots,

9 PRIVATE ACRES Custom built 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with full bsmt on 9.93 acres with captivating views & nestled in the pines for privacy. Has detached 22x22 garage & 50x50 dog kennel. #1596 $485,000

KANE VALLEY

Spectacular views from this high end quality home. Features, high end cabinets, crown moldings, Hemlock flooring, low E windows, huge wrap around deck, huge games room & much more. #1694 $799,000

Custom built post & beam home with stunning views. Polished concrete floors with some in-laid etchings & in-floor radiant heat. 5 bedrms, 3 bath, maple cabinets in kitchen. Drilled well produced ample water.

Beautiful 3 bedrm custom home with gorgeous vaulted ceilings, open floor plan, Mill Creek cabinets + huge island. Distressed pine floors. The land is flat useable and completely fenced.

#1604

#1775

MILLION DOLLAR VIEWS

HOBBY FARM

ced u d Re

$629,900

#1795

Enjoy the beauty of nature on this 9 acre parcel with 3 dif ferent benches, great building sites & par tially borders creek & backs onto crown land. Hydro installed to 1st bench with small septic for RV.

4

GREAT VIEWS

Commercial with 4 bedrm residence on 1 acre. Busy corner lot near Music Fest site. Great potential for those with Entreprenurial ideas. Close to industrial area & RV park to draw in customers. $349,900 #1521

COMMERCIAL Commercial building on 12,000 sq.ft. lot on main highway coming into Merritt with high visibility and traffic. Currently has a tenant with thriving business and lease in place.

$182,000

#1427

$399,900

$59,900 Each

OPPORTUNITY

19.77 ACRES Private 19.77 acres, 25 mins west of Merritt of Petit Creek Rd. Proper ty is treed with Rober ts Creek running through. Has view of sur rounding mountains & valley. Power on road. $185,900 #1597

PRIVATE 1.23 ACRES

$465,000

#1719

$399,900

#1584

6 ACRES

COMMERCIAL BUILDING

Fish out your front yard on 6 acres of mostly flat usable land bordering Guichon Creek. Power and driveway are in, septic approved. Close to Crown land with many lakes.

Excellent location in downtown Merritt. This 1200+ sq.ft. building has had many upgrades in 2007 – new torch-on roof, electrical, flooring, new washrm in storefront and suite in back.

#1508

#1705

4

$199,000

20 ACRES

$185,000

Enjoy the peace & privacy from this 10 acre parcel that backs onto Crown Land. Beautiful log home with open concept, kitchen area overlooks gardens. Has several outbldgs. Great rec. area. #1587 $629,000

Gorgeous 4 bedrm log home with full bsmt on 4 acres. Spacious rooms, vaulted ceilings. Beautiful landscaping, large barn with 5 box stalls, 3 grazing pastures & several outbuildings. #1550 $499,000

3 bedrm custom built home with timber frame beams with superior finishing throughout. Master bedrm ensuite has glass block W/I shower. 2 bedrms & den up. Geothermal radiant heat. Detached garage.

Private 10 acres with beautiful 2 storey, 3 bedrm, 2.5 bath home with heated shop. New laminate & paint throughout plus heated floors in both main baths. Property backs onto crown land.

Development property of 2 – 10 acre parcels being sold together. Currently in TNRD but city water & sewer at lot line. Zoning to be determined by City upon inclusion into their limits.

COMMERCIAL Great place to build your business on this 1.25 acre lot. Good exposure, easy access just off Coquihalla Hwy. C-4 zoning allows many uses. Call for details.

#1662

#1745

#1713

#1655

BREATHTAKING VIEWS

QUIET SETTING

CAN-A-MEX FARMS

$799,900

$489,000

CUSTOM LOG HOME

4

$2,000,000

2 ACRES

Nice view, easy access, gentle slope with Crown land nearby with lots of lakes & great hunting. Power at lot line, 13 GPM well, driveway in, septic approval. Just 20 mins from Merritt.

#1512

Enjoy this 1.92 acres in Lower Nicola. The 2 bedrm mobile has a lovely addition with spacious living rm, laundry & large master bedrm with W/I closet. Back deck leads out to fire pit area. #1766 $299,000

Prestigious 80 acre farm with stunning views & easy access. Has 2 spacious 4 bedrm, 3 bath home plus a mobile & 2 cabins. Has numerous barns & outbldgs, 10 pastures, water license & more. #1561 $1,690,000

Beautiful log home on 5 acres overlooking the valley. 3700 sq.ft. with 4 bedrms, vaulted ceilings, large kitchen, basement with media room & spacious rec.rm. 3 bay garage. Gorgeous landscaping.

24 PRIVATE ACRES

39.46 ACRES

44 ACRES

122 ACRE RANCH

Nicely renovated 4 bedrm home. Great horse property with 44x36 horse barn plus 100x44 metal Quonset shop. Home has 3 baths, new floors, bathrms & paint. Great mountain views.

Private 10 acr e par cel in gr eat recreational area. Home has 3 bedrms 3 baths, fully finished bsmt. View off front deck. Fenced backyard with 32x32 heated shop w/13 ft ceilings. #1554 $599,900

2530 sq.ft. rancher with 3 bedrms, 2.5 baths, vaulted ceilings, open floor plan, Mill Creek kitchen cabinets, large island & S/S appliances. Has log barn, dog kennels, 36x40 shop & great views. #1599 $899,000

Compact ranch in natural valley setting with level hay land, Spius Creek to the East and Nicola River to the Nor th, provides for abundant water for irrigation, 2 wheel lines & some hand lines.

KANE VALLEY

AT GLIMPSE LAKE

BRING YOUR HORSES

Private 10 acr e par cel in gr eat recreational area. Home has 3 bedrms 3 baths, fully finished bsmt. View off front deck. Fenced backyard with 32x32 heated shop w/13 ft ceilings. #1807 $629,900

Prime 2 acre parcel with 2 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home. Has drilled well, septic in place, nicely treed & within short walk to lake, snowmobiling, fishing and hiking. 40 mins from Merritt. #1697 $239,000

Exceptionally well built 5 bedrm home on 20 acres, with 4 baths & inlaw suite in fully fin. bsmt. Large windows to enjoy the panoramic views. Reinforced foundation & external walls. 26x37 shop & garage.

#1497

$859,950

#1700

$699,900

5 ACRE HOBBY FARM

D L O S Just 5 mins. from town. Large 4 bedrm, 2 bath home with fully fin. bsmt. Large covered deck off kitchen with new S/S appliances. Has attached 2 car garage + detached workshop. #1553 $434,900

#1747

$535,000

#1760

$135,000

INDUSTRIAL ACREAGE Approximately 15 acres of prime development proper ty. Current zoning is I3 with a por tion in the ALR. Subdivision potential. $499,000

#1516

2.46 ACRES

INDUSTRIAL LAND

Build your dream home on this 2+ acre lot with easy access off Hwy. 8. This proper ty of fers gorgeous mountain & ranchland views with some great building sites. $165,000 #1712

Light industrial 2.47 acre lot close to city limits. Zoning is I2, water & sewer not connected, requires application. Phase 1 environmental site assessment available with offers. $399,900 #1809

$999,900

NEW Beautiful, completely updated rancher on 5+ acres with 30x60 heated shop + horse facilities. Property has easy access, close to school & other amenities. #1819

$399,000

$525,000

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Greyhound Canada is losing millions on its B.C. operations because of rigid provincial rules that require minimum bus trips on inter-city routes, regardless of passenger demand. Minimum daily service levels are set by the provincially appointed Passenger Transportation Board. For Vancouver to Kamloops, and on the Trans Canada Highway at Golden, for example, Greyhound is required to run four buses each way, seven days a week. “You have a minimum frequency that you have to run on every corridor, really regardless of whether you’re carrying 20 people or five people on each schedule,” said Stuart Kendrick, senior vice president of Greyhound Canada. Kendrick said the company lost $14 million on its B.C. operations in 2011, and previous years have seen similar losses. He has written to Transportation Minister Mary Polak asking the B.C. government to follow the lead of other provinces and deregulate bus service so it can be kept alive. Polak said she is aware that B.C. service is at risk, and ministry staff are working on options. “It’s obvious from what they’re saying that they need to make adjustments, or they’re going to have to pull out of the whole thing,” Polak said. The company has applied to the board to reduce service on B.C. routes, but not drop any routes entirely. Kendrick said the rules don’t allow adjustments to reflect lighter traffic on certain days of the week, or seasonal adjust-

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‘It’s obvious from what they’re saying that they need to make adjustments, or they’re going to have to pull out of the whole thing.’ —B.C. MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION MINISTER MARY POLAK

ments. Manitoba changed its regulations in July to allow flexible schedules. Alberta deregulated

inter-city bus routes in 2011, allowing bus companies to enter or exit a route with 30 days’ notice. Some routes have

been abandoned as a result, as urbanization and changing travel habits have led to declines in rural ridership. In New Brunswick, rigid rules prompted the only inter-city bus line to shut down entirely. Kendrick said the B.C. rules are not only inflexible, but the application process takes too long. The company is

CRIME OF THE WEEK STOLEN VEHICLES

Since September 8th 2012 there have been 6 reports of stolen vehicle in the Merritt area. repor 4 of tthe 6 have been recovered 3 locally and 1 in Kel Kelowna. Two vehicles still remain stolen a brow brown 96 suburban with Douglas lake cattle company on side and a 1989 2 door chevy comp pickup lt blue in color. picku Vehicles have been reported stolen from Lower V hi Nicola, downtown, the Diamondvale area and South of town. Anyone who sees suspicious occurrences or knows anything about these thefts is asked to contact Crime Stoppers or the Merritt RCMP

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Throughout District #31, there’s a real air of excitement surrounding the start of school sports this September. Gone is the uncertainty that pervaded all of last year’s athletics as a result of the teachers’ job action, and the subsequent compromising or cancellation of a large number of extracurricular activities. Adding to the excitement level is the re-configuration of the district’s student population as a result of the

ELEMENTARY According to NelsonSmith the five Merrittbased elementary schools plan to run all their traditional interschool sports programs over the course of the year, and even offer a few more if enough coaches can be found. “The year starts as usual with our highly-successful crosscountry runs at the noon hour,” stated Nelson-Smith. “They’ll be three Wednesday runs: September 26 at Central Park (hosted by Bench Elementary), October 3 at the Nicola Valley Band School, and on October 10 at Collettville Elementary.

SECONDARY Meanwhile, over at Merritt Secondary, Bowden states that lots of things are happening this fall. Both the boys’ soccer team and all three girls’ volleyball teams have begun or are about to begin their regular season schedules. Crosscountry runners are busy training for their first meets, and a swim club is trying to be formed to take part in both the Okanagan and B.C. Championships in October and November respectively.

closure of Coquihalla Middle School this summer. All area grade seven students are remaining at their respective elementary schools for one more year, while all grade eight students have moved on, one year earlier than expected, to Merritt Secondary School. “We’re very happy to have the grade sevens back,” states elementary sports council spokesperson Lisa Nelson-Smith who teaches at Nicola Canford Elementary. “We’re looking forward

to the higher skill level and positive leadership that the older students will bring to our sports teams.” MSS athletic director Brent Bowden is just as upbeat about the influx of grade eights into his school’s sports programs. “The energy throughout the school is awesome. The arrival of the grade eights is going to result in us having more continuity in our sports programs from one year to the next in terms of skills development and systems.

In addition, Bench will once again host an Ekiden sash relay, on Friday, October 5.” Soccer interest in Merritt is growing in leaps and bounds, and area elementary schools expect record numbers of boys and girls to participate in the fall season. “Some schools will be running as many as four teams, with junior and senior squads for both boys and girls,” says Nelson-Smith. “Convenor Vince Kanigan from Bench plans to have several play days prior to the district tournament on Thursday, October 18. Each play day will see four or more teams

gather at one venue for a quick set of round robin games.” As the weather turns in late October, elementary students will move indoors for the sport of volleyball which will be convened by teacher Nicole Bouchard from Collettville School. The district tournament date has been set for Friday, November 30. After Christmas, Nelson-Smith and principal Leroy Slanzi at Central Elementary will team up to convene a pair of sports in tandem. Grade four and five students will play the very inclusive game of handball, while grade six and seven students will tackle the equally

popular but more sophisticated sport of basketball. Specific tour-

nament dates have still to be decided. The elementary

sports year will culminate with each school’s annual track meet in the

spring, and the storied district track meet in early June.

In addition, an MSS Fitness & Conditioning Club has been started for athletes involved in all high school sports. “Teachers Dave Anderson and JP Lancaster started the club to try and get some off-season and pre-season training and conditioning happening with our athletes,” Bowden explains. “In order for us to compete effectively with teams in Kamloops and beyond, the feeling is that we not only have to raise the profile of our sports teams, but do some additional training as well so that

our athletes are better prepared.” For MSS volleyball teams, an additional challenge this fall has been the lack of a home gym. Merritt Secondary’s gymnasium is being renovated, with new retractable bleachers being installed, and the changerooms receiving a major retrofit. While the construction is taking place, volleyball teams are having to use the former CMS gym for all their practices and any home games. “Our gym should be completed by the begin-

ning of November,” says Bowden, “but it’s construction, so there’s probably going to be some give and take on the finishing date.” The new bleachers will add several metres of additional floor space to the MSS gym, something that Bowden says will be very valuable for not only extra-curricular sports but regular P.E. classes, too. “If, down the road, we can take advantage of that extra space and re-configure [re-line] our floor completely for the likes of volleyball and basketball, I’ll be

really ecstatic.” To take some of the burden off the tremendous amount of

time put in by volunteer coaches at MSS, Bowden states that an Athletic Committee

has been formed at the school, comprised of other volunteers willing to lend a hand.

(Above) Expect to see hundreds of youngsters from kindergarten to grade seven participating in this fall’s elementary schools’ cross-country runs. (Below) The Merritt Secondary School’s boys soccer squad is just one of several MSS teams with busy practice, game and tournament schedules in the months of September and October. Ian Webster/Herald

MERRITT SECONDARY SCHOOL FALL SPORTS TEAMS SPORT

COACHES

Boys’ Soccer

Mo Ollek/Guy Dugas/Maggie Ollek

Swimming

Steve Soames

Sr. Girls Volleyball

Dwayne Suzuki

Jr. Girls Volleyball

Shelly Moorhead

Gr. 8 Girls Volleyball

Molly Brigden, Gian Cavaliere

Cross-Country

Bill Lawrence, Shana Nelson, Jason McAllister

Fitness & Conditioning

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REGIONAL EVENTS

ARIES -Relaxing for a few days seems like the perfect idea, but restlessness will ultimately thwart these plans. Engage in low-energy activities, instead.

LEO - It is good to be optimistic, but it also helps to develop a plan in case things don't go your way. Ask a friend or family member for help when devising your plan.

SAGITTARIUS Make some decisions now before you change your mind again. Too much information can cloud your judgement, so go with your gut.

TAURUS -You might find it difficult to ask for what you desire, but you just have to buckle down and make a stand. It may not be easy, but your efforts will prove fruitful.

VIRGO Concentration comes naturally to you, so don't worry if some extra work at the office is presented at the last minute. Ask a coworker for help, if necessary.

CAPRICORN - You are at a turning point in your life and it could be a good time to make a few important changes. This may involve a new career or making new friends.

LIBRA - You are eager to listen and learn, but you also want to share your own experiences. This week you will need to find a balance between being a student and a teacher.

AQUARIUS - Even if you have a lot to get done, you will be able to think on your feet and make changes as needed depending on the situation this week.

GEMINI - You are in your element this week and the good vibes will last for several days. There's no pressure to get things done, so keep on sailing. CANCER - It may seem like a good idea to retreat to a fantasy world when the going gets tough, but you'll need to have your feet and mind firmly planted in reality this week.

➣ The two lines that connect your top lip to the bottom of your nose are known as the philtrum.

PISCES - Actively explore your impulses in the next few days, Pisces. You may not have the opportunity to do so later on.

SCORPIO - Think things through before making big decisions. There is some pressure on you, but concentrate and focus on the task at hand.

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➣ Facetious and abstemious contain all the vowels in the correct order.

CURLING CLUB If you are interested in joining a curling league this year please call 250-378-4423. NV THERAPY ‘BARON OF BEEF’ FUNDRAISER *** POSTPONED*** UNTIL OCTOBER Dinner with silent auction and loonie auction at Lower Nicola Community Hall on Saturday, Oct. 20. Doors open at 5 p.m. dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets available through any NFT staff or board member or by calling 378-9222. NICOLA VALLEY FILM SOCIETY Monday, Oct. 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the NVIT Lecture Theatre Showing “A Separation”. Rated:PG. Call 250-378-3974 for more info. CHRISTMAS BAZAAR The Rebekah Lodge will be hosting there Chistmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Seniors Hall from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 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 this weekend. For more information call Becky or Pete at 250-378-4199. OKTOBERFEST Knights of Columbus are hosting "Oktoberfest” on Friday. Please contact Lea Mack at 250-378-1848 or Dick Kitsch 250-378-4572 for more information.

➣ All the dirt from the foundation to build the World Trade Center in NYC was dumped into the Hudson River to form the community now known as Battery City Park.

MERRITT COUNTRY CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR Friday, Nov. 23, and Saturday, Nov. 24. Applications for tables and information call Charlotte 250-378-2290.

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BETA SIGMA PHI Beta Sigma Phi Christmas Fair Saturday, Nov. 3. For Tables call: Diane 250-378-6925 or Debbie 250-378-5538.

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MERRITT COMMUNITY CHOIR Choir is starting up again after the summer break. we welcome new voices to join us. Monday evenings at 7 p.m. at Collettville School (rear entrance off Birch Ave.) Phone ellen at 250-378-9899 for more info. NICOLA VALLEY COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL Presents Lorne Elliott on Friday, Oct. 12. Lorne Elliott has a very special show of comedy and music, totally original, entertaining, up-lifting and foolish enough to make everybody laugh. Along with his unique and wacky performance style, it is the timelessness of his material, joined with keen observations of today’s trends that make his work so special. Tickets can be purchased at Black’s Pharmacy, Baillie House or at the door. For further information call Kurt Christopherson at 250-378-4909. WOMEN’S INSTITUTE Nicola Valley Women’s Institute Fall Fashion show, showing Tanjay and Alia clothing will be held Oct. 13 at the Merritt Senior Citizens Hall at 1 p.m. Free coffee and cookies to follow the show. Tickets can be bought by calling 250-378-2536 or 250-378-5225 or at the door.


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RELIEF JANITOR Applications are invited for the position of Relief Janitor with School District No. 58. (Nicola-Similkameen) in Merritt. This is an on-call position. Salary and beneÀts will be in accordance with the C.U.P.E. Local 847 Collective Agreement. Applicants are required to have a minimum Grade 10 education and a valid BC Driver’s License. Application forms are available at the School Board OfÀce, 1550 Chapman Street, or you can apply on-line at www. sd58.bc.ca , click on Jobs, Support Positions, Job Postings, listed under Job Code # 158956. Applications, including a detailed resume with a minimum of three references, will be accepted until September 28, 2012. Please forward to: Attn: Secretary Treasurer School District No. 58 (Nicola-Similkameen) P.O. Box 4100, 1550 Chapman St. Merritt, BC V1K 1B8 Fax: (250) 378-6263 Only those applicants being interviewed will be contacted.

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PRODUCTION SHIFT SUPERVISORS Minimum requirements are a Grade 12 education, post secondary education and past supervisory experience preferred. Experience in a heavy industrial setting, safety systems, Microsoft Office and mechanical aptitude is an asset. These nonunion positions are in the production department and involve a 4x4 days/nights 12 hour shift pattern. MOLY-COP Canada pays a competitive wage / benefit package. Interested applicants should send a resume by October 3, 2012 to: Kelly R Thomson Labour Relations MOLY-COP Canada P.O. Box 3040, Kamloops, B.C. V2C 6B7

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