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MSS torn up in $630,000 project By Phillip Woolgar THE HERALD

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Merritt Secondary School is undergoing a nearly $630,000 renovation to the gymnasium bleachers and a complete overhaul to the change rooms. The school was built in the early 1950s and hasn’t undergone a change room renovation since that time, said Nicola-Similkameen Superintendent Bob Peacock. The old wooden bleachers have been pulled out to make way for a new electronic system that allows more floor room. “The old bleachers took up quite a bit of space,� he said. “Now, during classes, they will have more floor space. During tournaments and that, they can move the bleachers out.� The constricted bleachers will only extend about three feet from the wall, while the former unit extended about 18 feet. Hardwood flooring will be installed in the new space. A construction crew began work

at the end of August, with the goal of completing before November. The gym lighting is also being replaced. “It’s a dark building so the new lights will improve the lighting,� Peacock said. The renovations could affect the quality and number of tournaments hosted in Merritt, but Peacock said it’s the quality of teams in the town that will make the biggest impact. “The students over the last two or three years have worked hard at being competitive teams ... people will want to play them,� Peacock said. “I think that in itself will increase the number of tournaments, more so than the renovations.� The money for the renovations is coming out of the annual Facility Grant, which was for nearly $500,000 this year. “The money is used to also do projects for roofing,� Kevin Black, secretary treasurer for SD 58, said. “We spent $350,000 this year on roofing throughout the district over the summer.� Plumber Mike Phillips lays a new pipe during an overhaul of the change room at Merritt Secondary School. Phillip Woolgar/Herald

Country Christmas Parade float back on track By Emily Wessel THE HERALD

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The Country Christmas Parade is back on track after an uncertain few months, thanks to the Merritt Chamber of Commerce. The parade, scheduled for the third week-

end in November, is one part of the weekend’s workload that the Country Christmas Committee is sharing this year in an attempt to lighten its own load. Another group has volunteered to operate the Santa float, and Home Hardware is sponsoring the wreath walk.

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sion of the rest of the labour is a welcome change. “There’s still a lot to do but, certainly, having the parade under the auspices of another group is a big relief off the committee’s shoulders,� Christopherson said. “A lot of our volunteers have moved on

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Local woman wins award for role in lobbying government By Phillip Woolgar THE HERALD

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The B.C. government announced Monday legislation that bans youths under 18 from using tanning beds, and a young Merritt woman played a role in lobbying the Liberals to prohibit the ultraviolet rays. Nineteen-year-old Taylor Smith was frontand-centre in the fight to force the government to do their part in reducing the chances of developing skin cancer — which increases by 75 per cent among people using a tanning bed before age 35, according to the World Health Organization. Smith wanted to take on the task to potentially

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save the lives of the many youths who would otherwise use tanning beds. “Just by using statistics and facts like that, it’s not hard to raise awareness about this,” she said. “I think this campaign definitely made an impact.” Smith was honoured for her efforts with a Youth Achievement Award from the Canadian Cancer Society in Trail, B.C., on Sept. 22. Three youths in the southern Interior received awards. As a volunteer for the BC Cancer Society,

which she started in September last year, Smith was responsible for encouraging girls in high school to refrain from tanning before graduation. “I trained Grade 12 students in Merritt and gave them information about all the risks of indoor tanning and then they passed it on to their peers,” she explained. She managed to encourage 75 per cent of female Merritt Secondary School graduating students to pledge their commitment stay away

from the beds. Prize incentives were given to local students to encourage them not to tan, she added. “I basically told them about the risks of it, like the risk of getting melanoma.” Smith is now studying for her bachelor of science with a major in biochemistry at UBC Okanagan. Her mother, Elaine, said her daughter has also helped with the Merritt Relay for Life and other charities. “Basically, she doesn’t like to have free time,” she said. “She was really involved with this campaign and so many others.” The government ban took effect on Monday,

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Each float to feature lighting component From Page 1 “This is one of the bigger parades in the Thompson-Nicola region, and it’s quite a big deal for Merritt to host this, so that’s why the chamber thought it would be good to get back into it,” Brooks said. “The chamber’s done it in the past and we wanted to bring it back to that style and perhaps make it more than it has been in the past couple of years. We wanted to bring back the excitement of the parade and the midnight madness and everything that goes on that particular day.” One of the changes to the parade is each float will have a light-

ing component. Brooks said the chamber has been contacting outlying areas to get floats from out of town in a bid to secure 100 entries — and enough volunteers to help make that happen. “It’s going to be quite bright and colourful,” he said. “Anybody who wants to have a float in the parade or to volunteer can contact the chamber, and is greatly appreciated.” Christopherson said it has been a challenge in the past to find volunteers, but not for lack of community spirit. “Half of the town is in the parade, and the other half watches it,” he said.

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From Page 2 Businesses caught without the sign are fined $345 for each offence. Minister of Health Dr. Margaret MacDiarmid said the province is committed to “fighting the battle against cancer in all its forms.” As a Stage 4 melanoma survivor, Kathleen Barnard from the Save Your Skin Foundation knows first-hand the terrifying results of tanning as a youth. “I am living proof of the dangers of tanning as a young person. There are not many of us still alive.” She said the regulation is needed and efforts such as this could help save hundreds of families from “being ripped apart by this disease.” After the Capital Regional District created a 2011 bylaw prohibiting the use of tanning beds among youths younger than 18, the B.C. government received a slew of requests to ban youth tanning throughout the province, including one from the Union of B.C. Municipalities. Young people who have a prescription for a condition such as psoriasis are still allowed to receive treatment from the beds. The B.C. Cancer Agency estimated that in 2012 966 B.C. residents will be diagnosed with melanoma and 150 will die from the cancer. One in 56 males and one in 69 females are expected to develop melanoma sometime in their lifetime.

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Summary of summer entertainment The following is an excerpt from the Oct. 9 City of Merritt council meeting. Summary Entertainment in Merritt has concluded for the 2012 summertime event and festival season. Based on the response from the various sources, including media, social networking, audience members, participants, and organizers, the event was a tremendous success for the City of Merritt. The attached final report and accounting demonstrate that as the event progressed throughout the summer, it became bigger and bigger. With an investment of $10,000 by the City and in-kind contributions by Burst-Into-

Site of over $22,000, Entertainment in Merritt resulted in a return on investment for the City of 2:1, not including the intangible factors associated with the increased awareness, the growing attendance at the event (peaking at 350 people), the traffic directed to merritt.ca (1036 hits), Facebook (13,261 friends), and YouTube views of 6,183. Purpose The Clash of the Talents submission by Burst-Into-Site met its goals to “generate an opportunity for members of the community that may have been otherwise overlooked; have performers showcase their talents; increase commu-

nity involvement and awareness of public events; increase traffic to merritt.ca; and create a fun and entertaining event that can be enjoyed by people of all ages.” Background In the past, the City has held Music in the Park and Music in the City. In 2012, city council merged the two events into a single Entertainment in Merritt. While we have been advertising the event since March, we have only received one submission. Although there has been minimal interest, the one submission, the quality of the product, the interest from the community, and the success of the event for

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the City represents the intent and spirit of the program. Financial Implication The City spent $10,000 from the City Initiatives fund to support the event.

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Permissive Tax Exemptions Council will consider bylaw 2140 to provide permissive property tax exemptions at a public meeting on: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 7:00PM at Merritt City Hall, Council Chambers, 2185 Voght Street The proposed exemptions include: Roll Organization 00002.500 00151.000 00744.100 00976.000 01000.000 01092.000 1114.500 1114.500 1121.000 1163.000 1341.010 1344.000 1364.000 1553.050 1553.070 1553.070 1554.100 1777.275 1777.280 1801.190 1801.190 6355.100 6355.100

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The Parent Advisory Council of Nicola Canford Elementary School is holding a Halloween magic show to raise funds to send its students to camp this spring. Monday’s show will support sending about 80 grade 4-7 kids from the school to Eagle Bay Camp at Blind Bay on May 22-24, and the school’s kindergarten to Grade 3 kids for a day trip on May 23. Camp activities include kayaking, paintball, archery, hiking, and blobbing, where kids launch each other off a large trampoline on the water. Stage Fright is the fundraiser, put on by Vancouver-based magician John Kaplan, who has made a career out of travelling and putting on shows as fundraisers. “Nobody’s hosted something like this in Merritt before, something that’s just for kids� Selena Voigt, PAC President, said. “What’s nice about this fundraiser is it involves more than just our school. We’re asking for help from our whole community, not just the Lower Nicola kids.� The fundraiser, called Stage Fright, is a family-friendly, hourand-a-half long show. “The group of us feels Halloween is a good holiday to have fun with because there are no worries about money and stuff like

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icky, spooky, creepycrawly magic. It’s all family-friendly, of course,� Kaplan said. “There’s a witch cabinet sequence and a shadow coming to life. Someone from the audience will find out what it’s like to float in the air.� Kaplan said performing throughout Canada is reward enough to keep him going on his tours, the latest of which extends from Moosomin, Sask. to Vancouver in about three weeks. “It makes the most

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HERALD OPINION Very few have “it” — but what is the “it” they have?

CHRIS FOULDS Kamloops THIS WEEK Like his father before him, Justin Trudeau tends to elicit swoons or scorn when his name is presented in political talk. And, like his famous father, whether Trudeau brings hope or harrumphs depends a bit on where in Canada you are uttering the name. Dismissed by some and deified by others, Trudeau’s entry into the Liberal Party of Canada’s leadership race has definitely created a buzz. But, does Trudeau have “it?” Does he have that intangible connection to the electorate that draws them to him? Can he transfix and excite and create that electrical charge across the nation? Maybe. Maybe not. If he becomes Liberal leader, we will see. Not many politicians have “it” as “it” cannot be taught or learned or bought or earned. “It” simply is — and so powerful because it is so rare. Defining “it” is difficult, but you know “it” when you see “it.” Barack Obama has “it.” As did Bill Clinton.

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Merritt Christmas back in business PHILLIP WOOLGAR Merritt HERALD Following much debate about whether the Country Christmas Parade would be able to continue this year, volunteers appear to be set to launch the major event again. After spending a cumulative year and a half in Merritt, I haven’t had the

pleasure of participating in this event, which is one of the largest night parades in Canada, organizers say. Being the sucker for the festive season that I am, I felt all giddy inside when I heard the Merritt Chamber of Commerce would take over the work of putting on the parade. While I have been unfortunate not to have experienced the parade, I believe large-scale community initiatives such as these should continue for the benefit of the community — particularly when Santa is involved. The amount of work

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that these volunteers put into hosting the event is inspiring. For such a small community to be recognized as hosting one of the largest night parades in Canada is certainly an achievement, and an event well worth continuing. Now that the volunteers have committed to organizing the float — which requires a flatbed to build it on and a heated building for assembly — I definitely have the third weekend in November marked on my calendar, as I am sure many people in the community do. The float also requires a driver and another per-

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son to represent Santa. Traditionally, the event also features a Crafters’ Mall, Wreath Walk, Santa’s Village and the Community Christmas Concert, and organizers are planning on hosting these events again this year. These events are enough to make Merritt a festive place to be during the holidays, and I am excited to see the level of enthusiasm and general good spirit that will surely play out in the coming months. Other festivities in town include a ballet presentation, Breakfast with

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Santa, the Hot Dog Roast and Midnight Madness. The City of Merritt also gets involved in the action by providing the use of the Civic Centre, by lighting trees and by decorating downtown, among other maintenance tasks. Around 3,000 people usually show up for the parade from throughout the Nicola Valley and elsewhere, organizers say. I hope members of the community continue to step up to make the parade happen every year, because events like these are vital to the vibrancy of our community.

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From Page 6 Ronald Reagan and Pierre Trudeau had “it.” Add John F. Kennedy and Teddy Roosevelt to the list. Among major North American leaders of the past century, that’s about it for having “it.” Some politicians think they have “it,” but they don’t. Bill Vander Zalm and Stockwell Day come to mind, but mega-watt smiles and tight wetsuits are not enough on their own to constitute “it.” Jean Chretien, Ralph Klein and Glen Clark came close, but they were more common man than mesmerizing. One did the work of his RCMP detail and used his own hands to dispatch an annoying protester; one spent many an hour quaffing beer with constituents and one remained an affable east Vancouver kid, even while wearing suits in the premier’s office. It’s hard to say what makes one politician have “it,” while so many others don’t. It’s more than the style in which they deliver clever words written by others. It’s more than arriving at an opportune time in history. If you watched Clinton’s remarkable speech last month at the Democratic National Convention, you saw the king of “it.” Clinton took various dull facts and figures, mixed them into his speech and actually succeeded in making a policy argument sound fascinating. It remains the finest performance of this presidential campaign. Writing in the Wall Street Journal in May 2008, Harvard professor Joseph Nye tackled the issue of political charisma, noting that, while Kennedy was all the buzz, not all buzzed for the man as he failed to capture the majority of the vote in the 1960 election. Still, for whatever reason, Kennedy had (and still has) “it.” Nye also pointed to Winston Churchill who, he said, was not considered an “it” leader when the Second World War began in 1939. A year later, Nye wrote, under the stress of war, Churchill became charismatic in the eyes of the British — before being voted out of office four years later. Nye cited studies to determine whether having “it” originates in the person, in the followers or in the situation. The studies Nye perused pointed to all three. “Voters should be aware that charisma tells them something about a candidate, but even more about themselves, the mood of the country and their desire for change,” Nye wrote. So, as Obama attempted Tuesday (in the second of three presidential debates) to recover from his dismal performance in Denver, did he rediscover “it” without the aid of a teleprompter or speechwriter? Will he show definitively he has “it,” regardless of the situation? Will Trudeau do likewise next year as he seeks the Liberal crown? It — and “it” — remains to be seen. editor@kamloopsthisweek.com

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CHEQUE FOR THE ARTS (L-R) Royal Lepage co-owner Claudette Edenoste and Managing Broker Tom McDonagh donate a $500 cheque that is accepted by the Nicola Valley Community Arts Council concert coordinator Kurt Christopherson last Tuesday. The money is earmarked for the Arts Council’s concert series which began Friday with comedian Lorne Elliott. John Lee Sanders is set to perform on Dec. 10. Phillip Woolgar/Herald

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Concern about B.C. mental health and addiction Dear Editor: A Letter of Concern Regarding the Nature and Extent of Mental Illness and Addictions in B.C I am deeply concerned and distressed over the state of affairs in our province in regard to the care and treatment that those with mental disorders, including addictions, receive — or, more often, fail to receive. As a practicing, licensed health care provider (i.e., clinical health psychologist in the Province of Alberta for over 30 years) who retired and moved to reside fulltime in B.C. several years ago, I was (and remain) impressed with the unsurpassed natural beauty and bounty of the prov-

ince — including its residents. However, I have become increasingly concerned over the mental health care plight of the citizens and residents of B.C. as I notice the steadily rising rate and extent of psychological, social, and physical problems directly related to issues concerning mental health and addictions. As regular as clockwork — and all too frequently, we see those in positions of authority feigning righteous indignation when, for example: a young child is kidnapped, raped and murdered by one of the numerous sexual predators living, without either adequate treatment or even monitoring, in the midst of our communities; an adolescent is driven to despair and eventual

suicide by bullying or their depressive living circumstances; or yet another innocent victim has had their life tragically cut short in a motor vehicle crash caused by an impaired driver. Yes, “feigning” — as indicated by a consistently woeful and morally reprehensible lack of effective intervention. Hence, we see that these tragedies occur on a continuously repeated basis in our province. Like most of my fellow citizens, I personally (together with my family) make as many cash and item donations, such as clothing and non-perishable food products, as possible to help local charities in an attempt to try to alleviate some of the pain and suffering that is normally associated with life,

particularly during periods of economic stress. However, my continuing anguish over this situation has caused me also to personally attempt, on several occasions, to come “out of retirement” and try to see what I could do in a direct, “hands-on,” clinical capacity. This letter is submitted in thoughtful reflection with my sincerest wish that all of my fellow B.C. citizens and residents can lead healthy and happy lives, free from the ravages of mental illness and addictions. And, when mental illness and addictions do occur, that those afflicted receive the best care and treatment that is humanly possible. Louis Pagliaro Duncan, B.C.

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! u o Y k n a h T Becky & Peter Ratzlaff would d llik like ike ik e to to tth thank han han nk k tth the he ffollowing he ollllo ol lowing ing p peo people eopl ple le for for th their eir ei i generous contributions to our Garlic Festival & Antique Tractor Show. It was an enormous success and we could not have done this without all your help. Thank You!! •TNRD-Randy Murray • Vicki & Darryl Froese • Hack Electric • Purity Feeds • H. Silvey Distributing Ltd. • Davis Leathers & More • Prairie Coast Equipment • Lower Nicola Meats • Nicola Ranch • Quilchena Cattle Company • Walk of Stars - Ron Sanders • Vintage Car Club of Merritt • Craig Signs • Lower Nicola Community Hall • Jack Algrove • Bill Cross • Jim Ratzlaff • Dwayne Jurriett • Paul & Darlene Komonoski • Jim & Shelly Thompson • Ray Schindler • Randy Mervyn • Karen & Wes Peters • Larry & Sheila Kirk • Arla Brynjolfson • AJ Fletcher • Brandon Jenner • Lou Durand • Robert Steffens • Scott O’Laney Family Band

SAYING THANKS Mayor Susan Roline thanks volunteers at the 100-year anniversary celebration dinner of the Nicola Valley Health Care Auxiliary on Monday night. Roline, a past auxiliary member, was one of about 80 people in attendance. CIHS Administrator Berni Easson and Gillis House Residential Care Manager Terri Stockwell received longterm service certificates from their peers. Emily Wessel/Herald

Officials tight-lipped about LNIB byelection By Emily Wessel THE HERALD

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Lower Nicola Indian Band members will elect one councillor in a byelection on Oct. 27. Of the five candidates, Harold Joe, Clyde Sam, Rona Sterling-Collins and Bill Bose have been part of band council before, while Nicholas Peterson is new to the political arena. The band is tight-

‘It’s all part of the original court case that this band has been involved in for the last year and a half or so.’ —LOWER NICOLA INDIAN BAND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ARNIE NARCISSE

lipped about the reason for the byelection, which Executive Director Arnie Narcisse said is for legal reasons. “It’s a long and

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or so that I’ve been here, and basically it’s a result of court actions. It’s part of a melieu of situations that we’re still involved in, quite frankly.” Voting will be held from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Lower Nicola Band Hall with the count to follow directly after. “Come out and exercise your democratic right to vote,” Narcisse said.

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The Merritt Mountain Bike Association is on a mission to replace nine broken bridges along Godey Trail on Saturday. The structures are either completely broken or tiring, MMBA member Sean O’Flaherty said. “Godey Trail is part of our management area,” he said, noting the MMBA has

an agreement with the B.C. government to keep the trails safe. “We are the custodians of the trail but it isn’t exclusively a mountain bike trail.” He said the area is popular among hikers. At 9 a.m. Saturday, the group aims to organize a group of about 40 volunteers. The majority of materials and labour will be in-kind, O’Flaherty said. Tolko Industries Ltd. donated the amount of

lumber that is needed to fix the bridges. Each of the nine bridges has a leader who is responsible for recruiting the people needed to make the repairs. “The bridges protect the environment from the high traffic of bikers and hikers that would otherwise be crossing the creek beds,” O’Flaherty said. People who can volunteer are asked to wear work gloves and footwear appropriate for

the weather and backcountry. A small hatchet, mallet or pulaski will also be handy. Volunteers can park at the gravel parking lot west of the Coquihalla Highway and walk through the culvert under the roadway. Alternatively, travel up the gravel part of Fox Farm Road until you see the signs. For more precise directions and other information, or to volunteer, email merrittbiking@yahoo.ca.

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Assault victim in critical condition Man in Critical Condition after Assault On Oct. 10 at approximately 9:30 p.m., Merritt RCMP responded to a call to assist the provincial ambulance. Police attended a residence in the 1300 block of Duncan Street to find a 51-year-old local man bleeding from the head and face. RCMP received information that an unknown person knocked on the door of the residence and then beat up the victim. The victim has numerous head and facial injuries and was transported to Kamloops Regional Hospital where he is currently in critical but stable condition. The investigation is ongoing and police are asking for information from the public. If anyone has any information, they are asked to call the Merritt Detachment or Crimestoppers. Public Intoxication On Oct. 5 at approximately 3 p.m., Merritt RCMP received a citizens complaint of an intoxicated female in the 2800 block of Pooley Avenue. Police located 41-year-old local Melanie Heppner, who was drunk. Further investigation revealed that Ms. Heppner was breaching previous court-imposed conditions to abstain from the consumption of alcohol. She was arrested and held in custody to appear before a Justice of the Peace where she was remanded into custody until Oct. 9, where she appeared before a Provincial Court Judge. Assault on Quilchena Avenue On Oct. 6 at

approximately 12 p.m., Merritt RCMP responded to a citizens complaint of a male assaulting a 58-year-old man in the 2000 block of Quilchena Avenue. Investigation resulted in the arrest of 29-year-old Dwayne Thomas of no fixed address in Merritt for assault. He was brought before a Justice of the Peace and subsequently held in custody to appear before a Provincial Court Judge on Oct. 9. The victim received minor injuries. Police are thanking the members of the public who alerted them to this assault.

stopped by police just outside Merritt. The driver, a 42-year-old local man, was found to be operating a motor vehicle while his ability was impaired. He was arrested for impaired driving and for break and enter. The man was later released from custody to appear in Provincial Court in December. There were several conditions placed on his behaviour as a condition of his release.

Stolen Scooter On Oct. 6, Merritt RCMP received a report that an electric scooter was stolen from a shed in the 2600 block of Garcia Street. The scooter had been stolen sometime in the past month and is described as dark blue with black handles and a black seat, and is valued at approximately $5,000. If anyone has any information, they are asked to call the Merritt Detachment or Crimestoppers.

Unlawful Confinement On Oct. 7 at approximately 12 p.m., Merritt RCMP responded to a citizens complaint of a suspicious occurrence in the Clapperton Avenue area. Police investigation resulted in the arrest of a local 47-year-old man for breaching his probation. The man was also charged with two counts of unlawful confinement, two counts of assault and one count of uttering threats. He is still in custody pending his next court appearance. The name of the offender is not being released to protect the identity of the victim.

Break and Enter On Oct. 6 at approximately 7:30 p.m., Merritt RCMP received a report of a break and enter into a residence in the Coldwater Road area. A description of the suspect male, who was known to the homeowner, was provided to police. While police were en route, another call was received from a citizen advising the suspect male was driving away from the area. A description of the vehicle was provided to the police. The vehicle was located and

Motor Vehicle Act Violations On Oct. 8 at approximately 10 p.m., Merritt RCMP conducted a traffic stop with a vehicle in the 2700 block of Granite Avenue. The driver, a local 48-yearold man, stated that he does not possess a valid drivers licence and was prohibited from driving a motor vehicle. He was subsequently arrested for driving while prohibited. During the investigation, it was discovered that the vehicle did not have valid insurance. The vehicle was

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impounded for seven days and the driver was issued a violation ticket for no insurance, no driver’s licence, and for failing to display validation decal under the Motor Vehicle Act. He will also appear in Provincial Court in December for driving while prohibited. Stolen Truck Sometime during the night of Oct. 10, Merritt RCMP were advised that a 1995 Red Ford 250 with B.C. licence plate DN5793 was stolen from in front of Aspen Planners. The vehicle has a white stripe on it. The theft was discovered at 3 a.m. when the owner finished his shift. If anyone has any information, they are asked to call the Merritt Detachment or Crimestoppers. Stolen Chainsaw Sometime between Sept. 20 and Oct. 9, a Stihl chain saw was stolen from a garage in the 2400 block of Chapman Street. If anyone has any information, they are asked to call the Merritt Detachment or Crimestoppers. Stolen Stroller On Oct. 10, Merritt RCMP were advised of a theft from a carport in the 2900 block of Clapperton Avenue. A blue Mastercraft gas generator with a bent handle and a red CCM stoller with duct tape wrapped around the brake cable were stolen. If anyone has any information, they are asked to call the Merritt Detachment or Crimestoppers. Crimestoppers: 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

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LASTT WEEK LAS WEEK It makes k me sad d tto think of these poor disciples going through those sad, troublesome times, not knowing what was going on and hoping for Jesus to take over the kingdom. The prophet, Daniel, had prophesied the time of the birth of Jesus, His baptism, cruciÀxion and the end of the Jewish date. The Jewish leaders, the high priest, his helper and teachers all looked at the prophecy of Daniel totally different. Then, Daniel had said that they changed the meaning of the Messiah taking over the leadership according to what they wanted. This is what they taught the people, who looked at the priests and leaders as real servants of God for the leaders all put on a very good front to make the people believe them. The people accepted the words of these selÀsh, power seeking priests and did not check with the writings of the prophet to Ànd out what God had really said.

So, when Jesus came along, whatever He taught and did the Jewish leaders would try to make it say something that would beneÀt them in the new kingdom. We need to take lessons from the disciples and not take people’s word for everything, but check and see what the Word really says. The prophet, Isaiah says that we should take precept upon precept, line upon line, here a little and there a little, and put together what the entire Word says about a certain subject. We are living in uncertain times. The evil one is taking advantage of the times in which we are living and going into. There are a lot of Àne books and writings out there but all written by people and their thoughts, but none can compare in truth and promise to the Word of God. It was written out by men inspired by the Holy Spirit. What the prophecies tell is truth for all have and are coming true. Paid advertisement

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Small business succession planning Factors to consider in handing down your business tial planning items to consider.

DAVID L. BROWN Managing YOUR MONEY It is your small business and you’ve worked hard to make it a success. But one day it won’t be yours. You’ll decide to step back and hand over day-to-day responsibilities to someone else, or a medical event may make the decision for you. That’s why you should put a succession plan in place that ensures your hopes for your business — like funding a comfortable retirement or leaving a legacy for your family — are realized. Here are some essen-

Sell it? At some point, sell your business to the highest bidder. Or if you have co-owners, partners or other shareholders, have them buy you out. Be sure you have a buysell agreement in place. Speak to your lawyer about putting one in place before you are in a position that you want to sell your business. Alternatively, you could offer ownership to certain key employees. The most difficult task may be setting a value on your business. Keep it in the family? You’ll have to decide how to finance the transfer. The new owner could purchase an interest in the business but at what value? You might

plan on leaving shares to a person, like one of your children, but have you considered if there are enough other assets in your estate for other children? Do you need to increase your insurance coverage to provide that inheritance? Wind it down? If your knowledge and expertise is the biggest asset in your business, you may not be able to sell it unless your client list has some value. There are many different aspects to deal with when winding down a business, such as disposing of remaining inventory, giving notice to landlords, creditors and customers and, if your business is incorporated, decide whether to keep the corporation going for tax purposes or winding it up.

Other things to consider Assessing the tax liabilities of the sale to you, your family or estate; ensuring the growth on your business receives the most favourable tax treatment; considering capping the tax liability on your business through an estate freeze by transferring ownership and future growth of capital assets, usually to your children, now rather than after your death; or placing the business in a family trust that becomes a separate taxable entity and is not included in your estate. When making your succession plan for your business you should consult a lawyer to deal with the legal aspects. It’s hard to imagine your business without you — but you need to plan for that day now and your legal and tax

advisors and professional advisor have the knowledge and perspective to help you make the right decisions for your business and every other aspect of your financial life. This column, written and published by Investors Group Financial Services Inc. (in Québec – a Financial Services Firm), and Investors Group Securities Inc. (in Québec, a firm in Financial Planning) presents general information only and is not a solicitation to buy or sell any investments. Contact your own advisor for specific advice about your circumstances. For more information on this topic please contact your Investors Group Consultant. Contact David Brown at 250-3150241 or at david. brown@investorsgroup.com to book your appointment.

Trust Built over time, trust means being able to share sensitive information, including personal doubts, financials and mistakes. Trust is gained from a mentee by remaining neutral while offering actionable advice. A mentor grows to trust their mentee when they see their advice reflected upon and applied.

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FEATURE HOMES Wonderful charmer & a nice heritage feel.l. Beautiful landscap landscaping aping & garden areas with a good sized deck overlooking rlooking the back lawn. Many upgrades including vinyl windows & siding with 3/4” rigid insulation. New roof, 200 amp service, alarm system, greenhouse nhouse & workshop with sub panel. Interior has new finish throughout including cluding kitchen cabinets, flooring, bathroom & more. Cellar, not included d in measurements, but provides loads of extra storage space. Move in ready eady home for you & yours.

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M 3761

NEW LISTINGS

• • • •

Affordable revenue property Lvgrm, kitchen & laundy rm on main Upper flr has 3 bdrms & full bath Vinyl windows & fully fenced front yd

M 3823

$113,000

• Great views of the Nicola River & Merritt Golf course • 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath manufactured home • 2 b/I china cabinets, lge bay window • Electric f/p, window a/c & ensuite

M 3824

$69,000

• • • •

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

M 3825

$206,000

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

M 3826

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• 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

$459,900

• High-end haven recreational property • 2 story log home at Mile High Estates • Wood stove, wood flrs throughout • Gourmet kitch w/ custom cabinets M 3822

$445,000

• • • •

Most amazing views Huge shop Updated, one level home Near Mamette Lake

M 3801

$435,000

• 160 acres of seclusion & privacy • Endless trails surrounded by Crown land • Land is fenced • 10 kms from the paved highway M 3815

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

M 3765

$429,000

• • • •

$599,000

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

M 3664

$369,000


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250-378-6181

Karen Bonneteau Sales Rep

John Issac Sales Rep

Claudette Edenoste Associate Broker

250-315-5178

250-378-1586

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EXCLUSIVE!!

• 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

• 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

Completely redone & gorgeous New windows, siding, roof, h/w tank New kitchen, floors & electrical Solarium off dinrm, the list goes on….

M 3817

$349,000

M 3731

$339,500

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

M 3762

D SOL

ASHCROFT

• • • •

$359,000

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

$255,000

• • • •

Well maintained 1 owner home 7 bdrms & 4 baths + 2 bdrm legal ste New flring, h/w tank & boiler Mbdrm w/ w/i closet, full enste w/ Jacuzzi

M 3819

$299,900

• • • •

$248,000

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

$239,000

• • • •

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

M 3689

$235,000

• • • •

Great starter or investment 5 bdrms on lge corner lot New kitch, bathrms, flring throughout New h/e furnace, a/c roof, windows…

M 3818

$221,500

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D SOL

D SOL • 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

$285,000

M 3794

• Beautifully done completely reno’ed home • Central air, gas furnace • New roof, windows & more • 220 electrical in new detached shop

M 3804

$285,000

• • • • •

2 level home in Lower Nicola Lge fenced yd w/ fruit trees 36x12 covered deck + nice patio area 2bdrms up/1 down, master has enste Finished bsmt w/ famrm & w/s area

M 3811

$275,000

• 3 bdrm, possible 4, 2 bath Bench family home • New flring in lvgrm & hallway • Private deck for BBQ’s • Large .32 acre corner lot

M 3798

NEW PRICE

CACHE CREEK

Excellent Bench location 4 bdrms-lge private bkyd New flring in lvgrm & hallways Lge kitchen open to diningrm

M 3816

$334,900

• • • •

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tommcdongh@royallepage.ca

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• 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

• • • •

$206,000

• • • •

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

M 3741

$199,900

M 3808

M 3710

$264,000

• • • •

Superior d/t location Close to shops & groceries Twin seal windows, full size garage Mill Creek cabinets, security system

M 3821

$193,000

• • • •

SxS duplex w/ reno’s Lam flring, paint, vinyl windows Front driveway + lots of parking Shared garage & shed

M 3813

$192,000

• • • •

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

M 3365

$165,000

• • • •

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

M 3795

$164,500

• • • •

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

M 3744

$160,000

• • • •

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

$149,500

M 3751

• • • • •

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 Rent to own considered

M 3791

$148,000

• • • •

M 3652

M 3739

$137,900

• • • •

• • • •

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

M 3792

$135,000

• • • •

2+ bdrm home on a good sized lot Open plan for kitch, dinrm & lvgrm Roof, electrical approval Fully fenced yard & lots of parking

M 3814

$125,000

• • • •

Long term tenant for the investor 2 bdrms & bath on main Full unfinished basement w/ laundry Front driveway + lane access/tons of rm for cars & toys

M 3797

$120,000

• • • •

Cute & cozy 3 bdrm bungalow Huge 51x150’ lot Covered deck to enjoy the mtn views

M 3807

$120,000

• • • •

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

• • • •

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

$95,000

M 3737

• • • •

Under new management 1 bdrm apartment Stratified building Centrally located

• • • •

$76,900

M 3525

Dream kitch w/ granite counters New high end bathrooms Totally renovated home Fenced with pool

M 3486

M 3787

$58,000

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

• • • •

$49,900

M 3270

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

• 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

• • • •

M 3692

M 3758

$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

$67,000

• • • •

Good sized lot Ok for double wide City services @ prop line Mountain view in a quiet area

M 3534

• Beautiful river view lot close to downtown • Nice, quiet neighborhood • The uncompromised view never to change

$79,000

$144,000

$165,000

• • • •

Fabulous views 4 bdrm home In-law basement suite Laminate floors, central vac and more

M 3802

$210,000

$76,900

Guichon Creek flows thru property Lots of grass for grazing Farm setting on 40 acres Easy access

M 3810 • • • •

M 3809

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

• • • •

• Great starter home or retirement • 2 bdrm double wide w/ sun deck and ensuite • Coldwater River is close by • Riverside Mobile Home Park

2 bdrm, 2 bath manufactured home Sits on its own lot Open floor plan, upgraded appliances Stop renting-build equity

$138,000

M 3803

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

$125,000

• • • •

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

NEW PRICE

• • • •

$255,000

NEW PRICE

• Well maintained, secure bldging • Updated condo, central location • Strata incl heat h/w, cable, caretaker & yd maint. • Small pets allowed

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

M 3716

REVENUE R EVENUE PROPERTY PROPERTY

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

D SOL • • • •

$269,000

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

LOGAN LAKE

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 3825

• • • •

M 3707

$249,000

• • • •

Spacious 4 bdrm home Family neighborhood, awesome deck Huge Jacuzzi tub & pool table All appliances & window coverings

M 3806

TWO TITLES!!

$258,000

EXCLUSIVE!!

$89,000

NEW PRICE • • • •

• • • •

Extra large double lot 2 city water & sewage hookups Private setting, flat site Easy access w/ paved roads

M 3495

$100,000

• • • •

Nicola Lakeshore Estates Amazing lake view lot in Phase 2 Build your dream home Tons of recreation to choose from!!

M 3749

$156,900

• Private & tranquil describes this 26+ acre lot with amazing view • Located in the beautiful Sunshine Valley • Bring you building ideas!

M 3766

$189,000

• • • •

.76 acre riverfront building lot The location is second to none 260+ feet of river frontage Quiet cul-de-sac, bring your building ideas!!

M 3780

$199,000

• 247’ lake front w/ winding trail to site • Great views of the valley & water below • Community water in place, power @ lot line • Easy access off hwy & quiet enjoyment

M 3728

$205,000

• • • •

24 acres in beautiful Sunshine Valley Treed lot, very private, easy access Many potential building sites Hydro & phone lines to property line

M 3603

$227,000

• • • •

Waterfront lot on Nicola Lake 3km to Quilchena Hotel Close to Merritt & Kamloops Private access to lake

M 3478

$349,000

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

M 3779

$440,000

• Amazing opportunity in downtown Merritt • 12,000sqft commercial building for purchase or lease @ $6/sqft • Over 10,500sqft of retail space • Bonus lot at 2152 Nicola Avenue

M 3697

$850,000

Great starter or retirement home 2 lots for the price of 1 4 bdrms, 2 bathrooms Beautiful views

M 3805

$279,900

• • • • • •

Striving for perfection?? Home of distinction, 5 bdrms, 3.5 baths Custom quality construction 3036sqft on 1.9 acres Heated oversized garage Master on main w/ enste

M 3820

$525,000


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$698

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$398

Regular $598 3 Only

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Regular $1298 55”- 3 Only

Regular $1798

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Regular $1298

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Regular $1988

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$1198

Regular $2188

$1098

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Regular $3188

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4 PIECE BONDED

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Regular $1398

COLLECTION

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Drawers Optional

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Steam Washer: 4.3 Cu. Ft., Direct Drive Steam Dr yer: 7.3 Cu. Ft., Vibration Reduction Tech.

$1498 Stainless Steel Tub Dishwasher with Steam

Regular $1698

SALE

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$1098

$1298

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Drawers Optional

3 Pairs Only

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Regular $998

Regular $1298

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$1798

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FRONT LOAD, FULL SIZE WASHER & DRYER

120Hz

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Regular $798

Washer: 3.8 Cu. Ft. Dr yer: 7.0 Cu. Ft. 3 Only

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SALE

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120Hz

City furniture will pay the equivalent of HST on Maytag Home Appliances,

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55” FULL HD LED TV

VE SA600 $

SD CARD SLOT

$698 SALE $898 SALE $1298

42” - 4 Only

Regular $998

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VE 00 SAO $6 T UP 50”/60” FULL HD 3D PLASMA TV’S

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21 1 PM - 2 PM

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Regular $796

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SALE

$368 $1898

HYDRAULIC BAR STOOLS

% 50 FF O

7 PIECE

Floor Model - As Is

FREE KING BOXSPRING & MATTRESS

PUB TABLE, 6 STOOLS & LAZY-SUSAN

BONUS RECEIVE A FREE 7 NIGHT RESORT ACCOMODATION*

SALE

$1198

Inc.: HB/FB/Rails, Dressor, Mirror, Chest & 2-Night Tables

VE SA200 $

SALE

$488

STAINLESS STEEL

Regular $738

SALE

$538 VE SA400 $

VE SA300 $

BONUS RECEIVE A FREE 7 NIGHT RESORT ACCOMODATION*

BONDED LEATHER ROCKER RECLINER Regular $588

2O On Only nlyy

Regular $1698

SALE

$1098

2 On O Only nly y

Regular $1398

SALE

$898

MAIN LOCATION 250-378-2332 2025 Coutlee Ave., Merritt, BC

Your Choice

123 456 789

3 Models to Choose From

SALE

SALE SALE

$98 $588

2 Sets Only

Limited Quantities

& Appliances Ltd.

Regular $1176

$388

MEGA DISK

SLIM The VataVibe Slim is an excellent platform that is great for everyone to increase energy level and feel younger.

2 Vibration Model. Can run individually or together for maximum burn Over 280 Vata Full Body Platforms sold locally. 98% Success Rate

Regular $998

Regular $1198

$698 SALE $798 CLEARANCE LOCATION 250-378-6429 2088 Quilchena Ave., Merritt, BC 2 Only

SALE


ONE HOUR SALE

T EA S! R G AL DE

4 Only

$288 $428 $688 SALE $698

32” HD LCD TV SALE 40” FULL HD 6 Only LCD TV - 1080p SALE 50” FULL HD 4 Only LCD TV - 1080p SALE 46” FULL HD LED TV - 1080p

VE SA500 $

VE 00 SAO $5 T 42”/47”/55” FULL HD LED TV UP WI-FI READY, SD CARD SLOT, 120Hz

SALE

47”- 3 Only

Regular $1298 55”- 3 Only

Regular $1798

VE SA600 $

120Hz

50” - 2 Only

Regular $1298

60” - 2 Only

Regular $1988

$898 SALE $1388

STAINLESS STEEL KITCHEN

60” - 4 Only

3 Only

Regular $1698

Regular $1698

SALE

SALE

$1198

Regular $2188

$1098

70” - 3 Only

Regular $3188

$1688 SALE $2688 SALE

3 PIECE BONDED

LEATHER RECLINING SET Your Choice

4 PIECE BONDED

VE SA600 $

LEATHER SECTIONAL WITH CHAISE & RECLINER

Regular $1398

COLLECTION

12 PIECE Inc.: Sofa, Loveseat, 3 Piece Coffee Table Set, Pair of Lamps & 5 Piece Acc. Set

Regular $1898

SALE

$1998

% 50 FF O

RECLINING SOFA/LOVESEAT/ CHAIR

With either purchase Regular $2698 Regular $2698 2 Sectionals Only 3 Sets Only

3 PIECE FABRIC

% 50 FF O BLACK

SALE

BONUS

$1998 $1598

BONDED LEATHER SOFA

Your Choice

VE SA200 $

RECEIVE A FREE 7 NIGHT RESORT ACCOMODATION*

$1348

Drawers Optional

Drawers Optional

NO HST ON ALL MAYTAG APPLIANCES

FRONT LOAD, FULL SIZE STEAM WASHER & STEAM DRYER

Steam Washer: 4.3 Cu. Ft., Direct Drive Steam Dr yer: 7.3 Cu. Ft., Vibration Reduction Tech.

$1498 Stainless Steel Tub Dishwasher with Steam

Regular $1698

SALE

SALE

$1098

$1298

Drawers Optional

30” S/C Ceran Top Fully Convection Range Warming Zone & Warming Drawer

Drawers Optional

3 Pairs Only

19 Cu. Ft. BOTTOM MOUNT FRIDGE

Pull-out frezzer drawer

Regular $998

Regular $1298

Regular $1298

SALE

SALE

SALE

$698 $998 $998

COMPLETE AVE 0 QUEEN BEDROOM SUITE S$20

COMPLETE AVE 0 S KING BEDROOM SUITE $50

8 PIECE

8 PIECE

TALL TUB BUILT-IN DISHWASHER

Inc.: HB/FB/Rails, Dresser, Mirror, Chest & 2-Night

BROWN

VE 0 A S 50 $

FRONT LOAD, ST H FULL SIZE NO WASHER & DRYER

N

CABRIO TOPLOAD HIGH EFFICIENCY WASHER & DRYER

$648

6 Pairs Only

S OH

3 Pairs Only

FABRIC SOFA

SALE

SALE

3 Pairs Only

T

VE SA300 $

EE ED R F GB N KI

Regular $1048

Regular $1998

SALE

Regular $1398

SALE

FRONT LOAD, FULL SIZE WASHER & DRYER

SALE

Regular $2198 51” SAMS SUNG TV

VE SA550 $

$698

BLACK - 4 Only

3 in White • 1 in Black

Washer: 4.3 Cu. Ft. Direct Drive, 1200 RPM Dr yer: 7.3 Cu. Ft., 9 Dr y Programs

$1068

SALE

$498

$1798

3 Pairs Only

EE FR V T

Regular $1098

SALE

FRONT LOAD, FULL SIZE WASHER & DRYER

120Hz

STAINLESS STEEL - 3 Only

Regular $798

Washer: 3.8 Cu. Ft. Dr yer: 7.0 Cu. Ft. 3 Only

30” CERAN TOP SELF CLEAN RANGE

Regular $2398

VE SA330 $

VE SA400 $ 30” CERAN TOP SELF CLEAN WITH FAN CONVECTION

VE SA300 $

Inc.: 18 Cu. Ft. Fridge, Self Clean Ceran Top Range, Built-in Tall Tub Dishwasher & OTR Microwave

SALE

60”/70” FULL HD LED TV

120Hz

City furniture will pay the equivalent of HST on Maytag Home Appliances,

4 PIECE

SALE VE SA500 $

55” FULL HD LED TV

VE SA600 $

SD CARD SLOT

$698 SALE $898 SALE $1298

42” - 4 Only

Regular $998

6 Only

52” FULL HD AQUAS LED TV

VE 00 SAO $6 T UP 50”/60” FULL HD 3D PLASMA TV’S

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21 1 PM - 2 PM

WHITE

Regular $1698

BONUS RECEIVE A FREE 7 NIGHT RESORT ACCOMODATION*

Regular $2996

VE SA500 $

Regular $688

SALE 2 Sets Only

SALE

$1498

CHAISE FABRIC SECTIONAL 2 PIECE

1 Of Each Colour

Regular $796

VE SA500 $

SALE

$398

FLAIR MITCHELL SOFA & LOVESEAT

2 Only

Regular $568

% 70 FF O

SALE

$368 $1898

HYDRAULIC BAR STOOLS

% 50 FF O

7 PIECE

Floor Model - As Is

FREE KING BOXSPRING & MATTRESS

PUB TABLE, 6 STOOLS & LAZY-SUSAN

BONUS RECEIVE A FREE 7 NIGHT RESORT ACCOMODATION*

SALE

$1198

Inc.: HB/FB/Rails, Dressor, Mirror, Chest & 2-Night Tables

VE SA200 $

SALE

$488

STAINLESS STEEL

Regular $738

SALE

$538 VE SA400 $

VE SA300 $

BONUS RECEIVE A FREE 7 NIGHT RESORT ACCOMODATION*

BONDED LEATHER ROCKER RECLINER Regular $588

2O On Only nlyy

Regular $1698

SALE

$1098

2 On O Only nly y

Regular $1398

SALE

$898

MAIN LOCATION 250-378-2332 2025 Coutlee Ave., Merritt, BC

Your Choice

123 456 789

3 Models to Choose From

SALE

SALE SALE

$98 $588

2 Sets Only

Limited Quantities

& Appliances Ltd.

Regular $1176

$388

MEGA DISK

SLIM The VataVibe Slim is an excellent platform that is great for everyone to increase energy level and feel younger.

2 Vibration Model. Can run individually or together for maximum burn Over 280 Vata Full Body Platforms sold locally. 98% Success Rate

Regular $998

Regular $1198

$698 SALE $798 CLEARANCE LOCATION 250-378-6429 2088 Quilchena Ave., Merritt, BC 2 Only

SALE


MATTRESS IN A BOX

MATTRESS IN A BOX

Pocket Coil Mattresses - Tight Top

Pocket Coil Mattresses - Pillow Top

70% OFF

70% OFF

$138

Twin Mattress 6 Only

$178 $198 $238

$178 $198

Double Mattress 6 Only

Queen Mattress 8 Only

CITY SHADOW DELUXE HI-LOFT PILLOW-TOP • 720 Continuous Coils • Foam Encased Edge

$388 SALE $538 SALE $588 SALE

Twin Inc. boxspring & mattress

2 Sets Only

Regular $688

Double Inc. boxspring & mattress

4 Sets Only

Regular $838

Queen Inc. boxspring & mattress

6 Sets Only

Regular $888

BONUS

Queen Includes Boxspring & Mattress

$998

8 Only

Queen Mattress 10 Only

•736 Posturetech Coils • Unicased Edge • 100% Smart Latex Foam

$648 SALE $698 SALE $1098 SALE

• 800 Hi-Loft Pocket Coil Springs

$398 SALE $468 SALE $498 SALE $698 SALE

Double Includes Boxspring & Mattress

3 Only

Queen Includes Boxspring & Mattress

5 Only

King Includes Boxspring & Mattress

1 Only

Twin Mattress 2 Only

Double Mattress 2 Only

Queen Mattress 3 Only

King Mattress 2 Only

50% OFF

SPECIAL EDITION PILLOWTOP WITH WOOL & VISCO

50% OFF

$748 SALE $798 SALE $1098 SALE

• 800 - 8” Evolution Non-Flip Pocket Coils

Double Includes Boxspring & Mattress

1 Only

Queen Includes Boxspring & Mattress

3 Only

King Includes Boxspring & Mattress

1 Only

KILBRIDE TIGHT TOP FIRM OR PLUSH BONUS

SALE

Double Mattress

60% OFF

• 736 Titanium Posturepedic Coils • Memory Foam

3 Only

6 Only

NEVER TURN FRENCH PILLOWTOP

CITY DIAMOND MISMATCH PILLOW-TOP

EURO-TOP ROSALIE RECEIVE A FREE 7 NIGHT RESORT ACCOMODATION*

Twin Mattress

SLEEPSATION SILVER SAPPHIRE

RECEIVE A FREE 7 NIGHT RESORT ACCOMODATION*

• 1008 Evolution Pocket Coils • Silk & Visco Foam

BONUS King Includes Boxspring & Mattress

1 Only

SALE

$1298

Queen Includes Boxspring & Mattress

3 Only

SALE

$1098

RECEIVE A FREE 7 NIGHT RESORT ACCOMODATION*

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21: 1 PM - 2 PM Some pictures may not be exactly as shown.

MAIN LOCATION 2025 Coutlee Ave., Merritt, BC

& Appliances Ltd.

CLEARANCE LOCATION 2088 Quilchena Ave., Merritt, BC

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M E R R I T T

1988 Quilchena Ave., Merritt, BC V1K 1B8 • Fax: 250-378-6184

www.royallepage.ca/merritt

www.realtor.ca

Tom McDonagh Broker

250-378-6181

Karen Bonneteau Sales Rep

John Issac Sales Rep

Claudette Edenoste Associate Broker

250-315-5178

250-378-1586

250-280-0689

EXCLUSIVE!!

• 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

• 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

Completely redone & gorgeous New windows, siding, roof, h/w tank New kitchen, floors & electrical Solarium off dinrm, the list goes on….

M 3817

$349,000

M 3731

$339,500

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

M 3762

D SOL

ASHCROFT

• • • •

$359,000

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

$255,000

• • • •

Well maintained 1 owner home 7 bdrms & 4 baths + 2 bdrm legal ste New flring, h/w tank & boiler Mbdrm w/ w/i closet, full enste w/ Jacuzzi

M 3819

$299,900

• • • •

$248,000

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

$239,000

• • • •

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

M 3689

$235,000

• • • •

Great starter or investment 5 bdrms on lge corner lot New kitch, bathrms, flring throughout New h/e furnace, a/c roof, windows…

M 3818

$221,500

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D SOL

D SOL • 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

$285,000

M 3794

• Beautifully done completely reno’ed home • Central air, gas furnace • New roof, windows & more • 220 electrical in new detached shop

M 3804

$285,000

• • • • •

2 level home in Lower Nicola Lge fenced yd w/ fruit trees 36x12 covered deck + nice patio area 2bdrms up/1 down, master has enste Finished bsmt w/ famrm & w/s area

M 3811

$275,000

• 3 bdrm, possible 4, 2 bath Bench family home • New flring in lvgrm & hallway • Private deck for BBQ’s • Large .32 acre corner lot

M 3798

NEW PRICE

CACHE CREEK

Excellent Bench location 4 bdrms-lge private bkyd New flring in lvgrm & hallways Lge kitchen open to diningrm

M 3816

$334,900

• • • •

claudetteedenoste@ royallepage.ca

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kbonneteau@telus.net

tommcdongh@royallepage.ca

Lynda Etchart Property Manager

• 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

• • • •

$206,000

• • • •

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

M 3741

$199,900

M 3808

M 3710

$264,000

• • • •

Superior d/t location Close to shops & groceries Twin seal windows, full size garage Mill Creek cabinets, security system

M 3821

$193,000

• • • •

SxS duplex w/ reno’s Lam flring, paint, vinyl windows Front driveway + lots of parking Shared garage & shed

M 3813

$192,000

• • • •

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

M 3365

$165,000

• • • •

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

M 3795

$164,500

• • • •

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

M 3744

$160,000

• • • •

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

$149,500

M 3751

• • • • •

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 Rent to own considered

M 3791

$148,000

• • • •

M 3652

M 3739

$137,900

• • • •

• • • •

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

M 3792

$135,000

• • • •

2+ bdrm home on a good sized lot Open plan for kitch, dinrm & lvgrm Roof, electrical approval Fully fenced yard & lots of parking

M 3814

$125,000

• • • •

Long term tenant for the investor 2 bdrms & bath on main Full unfinished basement w/ laundry Front driveway + lane access/tons of rm for cars & toys

M 3797

$120,000

• • • •

Cute & cozy 3 bdrm bungalow Huge 51x150’ lot Covered deck to enjoy the mtn views

M 3807

$120,000

• • • •

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

• • • •

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

$95,000

M 3737

• • • •

Under new management 1 bdrm apartment Stratified building Centrally located

• • • •

$76,900

M 3525

Dream kitch w/ granite counters New high end bathrooms Totally renovated home Fenced with pool

M 3486

M 3787

$58,000

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

• • • •

$49,900

M 3270

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

• 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

• • • •

M 3692

M 3758

$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

$67,000

• • • •

Good sized lot Ok for double wide City services @ prop line Mountain view in a quiet area

M 3534

• Beautiful river view lot close to downtown • Nice, quiet neighborhood • The uncompromised view never to change

$79,000

$144,000

$165,000

• • • •

Fabulous views 4 bdrm home In-law basement suite Laminate floors, central vac and more

M 3802

$210,000

$76,900

Guichon Creek flows thru property Lots of grass for grazing Farm setting on 40 acres Easy access

M 3810 • • • •

M 3809

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

• • • •

• Great starter home or retirement • 2 bdrm double wide w/ sun deck and ensuite • Coldwater River is close by • Riverside Mobile Home Park

2 bdrm, 2 bath manufactured home Sits on its own lot Open floor plan, upgraded appliances Stop renting-build equity

$138,000

M 3803

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

$125,000

• • • •

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

NEW PRICE

• • • •

$255,000

NEW PRICE

• Well maintained, secure bldging • Updated condo, central location • Strata incl heat h/w, cable, caretaker & yd maint. • Small pets allowed

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

M 3716

REVENUE R EVENUE PROPERTY PROPERTY

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

D SOL • • • •

$269,000

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

LOGAN LAKE

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 3825

• • • •

M 3707

$249,000

• • • •

Spacious 4 bdrm home Family neighborhood, awesome deck Huge Jacuzzi tub & pool table All appliances & window coverings

M 3806

TWO TITLES!!

$258,000

EXCLUSIVE!!

$89,000

NEW PRICE • • • •

• • • •

Extra large double lot 2 city water & sewage hookups Private setting, flat site Easy access w/ paved roads

M 3495

$100,000

• • • •

Nicola Lakeshore Estates Amazing lake view lot in Phase 2 Build your dream home Tons of recreation to choose from!!

M 3749

$156,900

• Private & tranquil describes this 26+ acre lot with amazing view • Located in the beautiful Sunshine Valley • Bring you building ideas!

M 3766

$189,000

• • • •

.76 acre riverfront building lot The location is second to none 260+ feet of river frontage Quiet cul-de-sac, bring your building ideas!!

M 3780

$199,000

• 247’ lake front w/ winding trail to site • Great views of the valley & water below • Community water in place, power @ lot line • Easy access off hwy & quiet enjoyment

M 3728

$205,000

• • • •

24 acres in beautiful Sunshine Valley Treed lot, very private, easy access Many potential building sites Hydro & phone lines to property line

M 3603

$227,000

• • • •

Waterfront lot on Nicola Lake 3km to Quilchena Hotel Close to Merritt & Kamloops Private access to lake

M 3478

$349,000

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

M 3779

$440,000

• Amazing opportunity in downtown Merritt • 12,000sqft commercial building for purchase or lease @ $6/sqft • Over 10,500sqft of retail space • Bonus lot at 2152 Nicola Avenue

M 3697

$850,000

Great starter or retirement home 2 lots for the price of 1 4 bdrms, 2 bathrooms Beautiful views

M 3805

$279,900

• • • • • •

Striving for perfection?? Home of distinction, 5 bdrms, 3.5 baths Custom quality construction 3036sqft on 1.9 acres Heated oversized garage Master on main w/ enste

M 3820

$525,000


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Characteristics of treatment in Eastern medicine

DR. HONG CHUNG Merritt ACUPUNCTURE A few years ago, I treated a woman who came to see me for severe lower back pain. However, she had been suffering from many other ailments as well, such as diabetes, hypotention, hypothyroidism, fibromyalgia, sciatica, anemia, and insomnia, for between 10 and 40 years. She had had her gall bladder and uterus removed 20 years prior. She also had occasional headaches and indigestion.

Because of all of this, she was having to take more than 20 kinds of medications daily, including antibiotics, hormone drugs, multivitamins, etc. I asked her how she was able to take so many medications for such a long period of time, and I still remember her wry smile as she replied, “How can I not take them?” Treatment is the process of helping the body to gradually need less medication, with complete freedom from medication or any artificial substitutes as the final goal. If a person has to continue taking medication for the duration of his or her life, that is not actually treatment but rather management. Of course, that is important and

necessary as well. The first characteristic of treatment in Eastern medicine is its well-developed and holistic approach to disease/symptom interpretation and treatment. Its focus on treatment (as opposed to management) is supported by a deep understanding of the complex interrelationships between many different diseases/ symptoms and their root causes, as well as amongst the various systems of the body. In Western medicine, diseases are dealt with individually, so if a new disease appears then a new medication is added. This approach tends to miss the big picture perspective which could explain all presenting diseases and symptoms together with

Kids’ cold remedy approved (NC)—Parents know all too well what it means to have a small child with a cold. The challenges of sleepless nights and the constant coughing, sneezing, and runny noses are only compounded by the search for a safe and effective remedy to help relieve their children’s discomfort. There was a time when parents had an arsenal of decongestants, antihistamines and cough syrups to administer. All of that changed, however, in 2009 when Health Canada required manufacturers of overthe-counter cough and cold medicines to re-label these prod-

ucts, stating that they should not be used for children younger than six. “When cold season hits our household, it’s my three-yearold who suffers the most,” Jasmin Fitch says. “The rest of us are usually able to find relief with the variety of choices at the pharmacy, but as someone who reads labels carefully, I would never give my youngest an over-the-counter cough medicine when the dosing is only for those over six years of age.” Like the changing of the seasons, colds and coughs are not about to disappear. A new, naturally sourced cough syrup called

Helixia may, however, offer help. For Dr. Johanne Blais, MD MSc. (F), CCMF, a reliable treatment option for effectively managing colds and coughs in young children is a welcome tool. “Parents have generally been doing an admirable job of trying to relieve the symptoms of cold and cough but it hasn’t been easy,” Dr. Blais says. “I think parents will absolutely appreciate another option to help the whole family get through those inevitable coughs and colds.” It is now available in most pharmacies in Canada.

one interpretation and involve a single course of treatment. For example, if someone suffers from both rhinitis and constipation, they may be prescribed two different drugs under Western medical care. Yet in such a case, Eastern medicine would be aware of the relationship between the lungs and the large intestines, and would focus on treating one underlying and dominant cause. Secondly, Eastern medicine focuses more on the state of the patient’s energy which is allowing the illness to attack, rather than focusing exclusively on getting rid of the apparent physical cause. The idea of restoring the “right qi” (right and essential HEALTH

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energy) is actually a broader concept than Western medicine’s idea of “boosting the immune system,” and it is the most important consideration throughout the whole course of treatment. Therefore, we don’t use drugs which could overpower a person’s “right qi.” For example, when using acupuncture, we don’t use needles merely to address the related symptoms, but add a few extra needles to strengthen the person’s original “qi.” Consequently, there are far fewer side effects occurring in Eastern medicine. We can see from even these few examples that Eastern medicine has the characteristics of being both organic and holistic. which represents the natural health industry. “Canadians are taking the initiative to educate themselves about natural health options, exploring what’s available to them and ultimately benefiting from the supplements.” Natural health retailers across Canada (locations found at chfa. ca) will be celebrating with a number of in-store contests and other activities. The Canadian Health Food Association suggests showing support for Natural Health Products Week and your local community charity by dropping in to your favourite retailer in this field and participating in draws for prizes, enjoying a sample taste test, or learning about items you need.

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The WHY relies heavily on both fundraising activities and funding grants to support its programs and activities. However, continuing reductions in provincial gaming contributions have long-term, negative impacts on the WHYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s financial status. This week, the Logan Lake Curling Club launched its new season which will continue until March 15 with a variety of play times including both the afternoon and evening, so step out of that comfort zone and get involved in a sport that offers fun and friendships, especially for those who may have never tried to curl. The

clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s looking for new players and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be plenty of helpful advice so hurry, hurry and call Diane at 250-523-6507 to join up and to get more club information. Also, the Junior League for youth eight years and older will begin Fridays on Nov. 2 at 3 p.m. and will continue until the end of February 2013. Parents â&#x20AC;&#x201D; why not use this opportunity to get your kids out to develop both sporting and teambuilding skills while having a good time? Again, for more information, call Diane. On Nov. 28 at 6 p.m., the WHY will be hosting its annual dinner theatre event which

features individuals and groups choosing a theme from the holidays on the calendar, turning out to decorate their table and then showing up in an amazing selection of themed costumes. The Desert Sounds Harmony Chorus will again be sharing their musical talents However, this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event will be extra special because young Logan Lake actors, under the direction of Allan Thain and together with his assistant Tegan Whaley, will be presenting the theatrical production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Your ticket purchase will help support these talented Logan Lake actors

who are continuing the weekly classes that began in mid-September. And, this theatre production will offer our performers the opportunity to show off their newfound theatrical skills so show up to play as an appreciative and supportive audience. For tickets and information, call the WHY at 250-523-6229. Last Saturday was an unusual, yet special, day as many in the community, together with family and friends, celebrated the lives of three Logan Lakers â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Faye Hayne, Charlie Major and Gary Wikjord â&#x20AC;&#x201D; whose deaths have left large holes but very special memories.

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A couple of big wins this weekend — at home and on the road — did a lot to restore the confidence of the Merritt Centennials following a pair of Thanksgiving losses to Coastal teams a week earlier. Saturday, in front of 750 fans at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena, the Cents broke open a scoreless game with three second period goals en route to a 4-2 victory over the Powell River Kings. It was the Centennials’ second win over their perennial powerhouse opponents in seven days, as they edged the Kings 2-1 on Oct. 5. On Sunday, Merritt made the six-hour bus trip to Trail to take on the Smoke Eaters in a late afternoon tilt. Goals by rookies Scott Patterson and Kevin Lohan (their first in the BCHL) and veteran Sean Maktaak were all that the Cents needed in a solid 3-1 road win against their divisional

rivals. Centennials head coach and GM Luke Pierce was pleased with how his team rebounded from their losses to Alberni Valley and Surrey on Oct. 6 and 7 respectively, and came ready to play on the weekend. “Against the Bulldogs and the Eagles, I thought that we outplayed the other team,” Pierce stated. “We had some glorious chances in both games that we didn’t finish on. We got frustrated — with each other, with the officials, with ice time. Our opponents seized the opportunity and filled the net on us. Afterwards, we talked about not getting upset when we don’t score, or the other team does score. Just get over it. We’ve started a campaign here of ‘No excuses’.” The new, improved attitude seemed to pay off on Saturday against the Kings. After a scoreless first period, the Cents simply took their game to another level in the middle stanza and

MINOR HOCKEY REPORT JUNIOR GIRLS

The Joco Transport junior girls battled Chase to a 2-2 draw on Sunday at the Shulus arena. Goal scorers for the Jr. Cents girls squad were Mesha Naiker in the first period and Kierra Willey in the third. In her first season as a goaltender, Talyn Ferch did an amazing job in net. ATOM DEVELOPMENT The Fountain Tire atoms played twice on the weekend. Saturday, Talon Zakall’s two goals paced his team to a 7-5 victory in Salmon Arm. Other Jr. Cents marksmen were Ethan Thygesen, Mathew Newman,

Garrett Macdonald, Sajjin Lali and Breanna Ouellet. Troy Holmes and Tristan Bjarnason shared the win in net. The Merritt atom team was not so fortunate on Sunday at home, losing to a powerful Kamloops side 10-2. Spencer Vaughan tallied both Fountain Tire goals. BANTAM REP Despite Sam Suzuki’s brilliant play in net, the Murray GM bantam reps lost a 3-2 heartbreaker to Kamloops in their regular season opening game on Saturday at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena. Marcelo Bose in the first period, and Travis Mosley on a shorthanded breakaway in the sec-

The Merritt Centennials’ Brendan Lamont celebrates his line’s second goal in a span of 16 seconds in the Merritt Centennials’ 4-2 win over Powell River on Saturday night. Ian Webster/Herald

were quickly rewarded. Brendan Lamont and Silvan Harper tallied just 16 seconds apart in the early going, and Brandon Bruce added a power play marker in the late stages of the period to stake Merritt to a two-goal lead they would never relinquish.

Defenseman Dylan Chanter, with his second goal in as many games, sealed the deal at 3:42 of the third. Merritt outshot Powell River 39-24, and went 1-for-7 with the man advantage. Tyler Steel picked up his seventh win of the young

BCHL season. “That Saturday night game was as fast and as physical as we’ve played in a long time,” Pierce said. “I thought that Powell River came in here and pushed us real hard.” As for his team’s penchant for taking

ond were Merritt’s only scorers in the actionpacked contest. Head coach Wayne Macdonald said that undisciplined penalties in the second and third periods ultimately did his team in. Next league play for the bantam reps is this weekend, with a road game on Saturday in Kelowna against their #3 team, and a home

tilt against Kelowna #4 on Sunday in Logan Lake.

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over games in the second period, Pierce added, “It’s a credit to our players. They have been very quick and smart with their adjustments between periods. Saturday was a perfect example. We were overthinking the game in the early going. We told the guys to just shut their brains off, do the simple things and skate. They did.” In Trail, Pierce said that a couple of big saves by Steel helped his team weather the early storm and find their legs after the long bus ride. “In the first period, they [Trail] threw everything at the net from everywhere, and just tried to create a lot of chaos. Tyler was ready.” Somewhat against the flow of play, Patterson scored the only goal of the opening period to put Merritt up by one at the intermission. Lohan added to the Cents lead with his first Junior A goal at 9:49 of the second period, and Maktaak finished off a pretty two-on-one play with Regan Soquila for the

Cents’ final tally. The play left Pierce shaking his head. “Their defenseman played the two-on-one picture perfect,” Pierce stated. “I said to myself that Regan had better shoot. If he tries to pass, it’s going to get picked off. Next thing I know, the puck’s in the net. After, we looked at the video, and Sean didn’t even have to move his stick. That’s how good Regan’s pass was.” The Cents head coach is extremely pleased with his decision to move Maktaak onto the number one line with Soquila and Derek Huisman. “We’ve always wanted to bring that power forward type of mentality to the first line, that ability to create space. Sean’s been in the league for awhile, and he knows how to get to the net, and how to get the puck to people. If Sean continues to play the way he played this weekend, he’ll have a lot of success.”

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The McDonald’s senior girls play a doubleheader at home this weekend against Penticton. Game times at the Shulus arena are 1 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday. Bantam rep Travis Mosley scores a spectacular shorthanded goal in his team’s 3-2 loss to Kamloops on Saturday. Ian Webster/Herald

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18th Annual Icebreaker Saturday, October 20, 2012

DOORS OPEN: 5:30 PM - DINNER: 6 PM @ THE MERRITT CIVIC CENTRE Tickets: $50 - Available at 2058 Granite Ave.

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The local Barbarians men’s rugby club has been holding drop-in touch rugby sessions at Voght Park on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 6 p.m. Ian Webster/Herald

SD58’s elementary school soccer championships are this Friday afternoon at the Central School/CMS (boys) and Diamond Vale/Bench (girls) playing fields. Ian Webster/Herald

ROLLER DERBY AT THE RAILYARD The SS Rodeo team from Kelowna joined forces with the Raggedy Rollers from the North Okanagan to put on a roller derby demonstration at the Railyard Mall on Saturday as part of the entertainment package associated with the 2012 Pacific Forest Rally. The sport of roller derby, which dates back to the early 1900s, is enjoying a worldwide renaissance with membership in over 20 countries. The first World Cup of Roller Derby took place in Toronto in September, 2011 with 11 countries participating. The closest roller derby team to Merritt is the Tournament Capital Derby Dolls who operate out of Kamloops. For more information, contact Jayne Allen at 250-682-6754. Ian Webster/ Herald

Complete results and photos from the 2012 Pacific Forest Rally in the Tuesday, Oct. 23 edition of the Merritt Herald

It’s all a blur for Nicola Canford’s Michael Shackelly during the Collettville cross-country run last Wednesday. Ian Webster/Herald

COLLETTVILLE CROSS-COUNTRY RUN RESULTS Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 Boys

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1. Travis Simon (DV) 1. Olivia Edward (B) 2. Parker Finch (CV) 2. Jamie Neill (NC) 3. Nathan Silbernage (VF) 3. Jensen Cavaliere (CV)

2001

1. Austin O’Neil (VF) 1. Taylia McKeown (B) 2. Nicholas Anscomb (NC) 2. Gillian Moore (B) 3. Connor Ouellet (B) 3. Cassidy O’Flaherty (CV)

2002

1. Drew Kanigan (B) 2. Ethan Thygesen (B) 3. Talon Zakall (B)

2003

1. Chase Cooke (DV) 1. Lexus Thomas (NC) 2. Beckett Finch (CV) 2. Justice Aspinall (NC) 3. Carson Anscomb (NC) 3. Bianca Cavaliere (B)

2004

1. Max Graham (B) 2. Colton Jackson (DV) 3. Myron Stewart (NC)

2005

1. Lucas Schmid (B) 1. Kendra Marklund (B) 2. Matthew Morrissey (B) 2. Brooklyn Snee (B) 3. Thomas McIvor (NC) 3. Eva Galbraith (NC)

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1. Wade Kanigan (B) 2. Alex Howard (B) 3. Mack Klassen (NC)

1. Avery Sigurdsson (CV) 2. Rose Howard (B) 3. Emily Geier (C)

1. Avery Warren (CV) 2. Abigail Bateson (NC) 3. Hannah Howard (B)

1. Gracie Graham (B) 2. Ava Thygesen (B) 3. Kaitlyn Dixon (B)

Big weekend ahead for Cents with West Kelowna, Salmon Arm and lots of family and friends in town From Page 19 As for Steel and his rock solid outings on the weekend, Pierce had this to say: “Coming off a pair of games [the previous weekend] in which he got pulled, it was important for him to show the ability to bounce back. That’s the mark of a great goaltender, and Tyler came through.” Trail edged Merritt 30-27 in the shots department. Neither team was able to score in the six powerplay opportunities between them. This week, the Centennials have three games against Interior Division rivals that they’ve yet to play this season. Last night, Merritt was in Vernon for a pit stop with the Snakes, a team that currently sits in last place in the standings. Friday, the Cents kick

off Icebreaker Weekend with a contest against the West Kelowna Warriors. The Shield Bearers were tied for second with Merritt going into Wednesday night’s action. Sunday afternoon, it’s the Salmon Arm Silverbacks who lumber into town for a matinee encounter with the Centennials. Pierce says that he’s looking forward to finally seeing opponents from within the division. “The week is going to be great. We finally get to play some teams other than Trail from our division and see how we measure up.” Pierce expected a tough game Wednesday against Vernon, who has just three wins in their first 11 games. “Desperate hockey clubs are scary,” he said. “There’s a lot of talent there, and a lot of frus-

tration. We don’t want to be the ones who lift the weight off them.” As for West Kelowna and Salmon Arm, the coach said, “The Warriors will definitely be a challenge. They’re very skilled, very speedy, and very experienced. The Silverbacks are really starting to turn things around. I think new coach Scott Robinson has come in and really settled things down a bit. They have two real good goaltenders.” Game times on home ice this weekend are 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

OVERTIME Friday’s home game will see the unveiling of the Cents’ commemorative third jerseys, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the longest continuously run franchise in the BCHL. The jerseys will be auctioned

throughout the season. Friday’s game also kicks off the Centennials’ 17th annual Icebreaker Weekend, with tons of players’ family members and friends on hand for the festivities. The special Icebreaker dinner is Saturday night at the Civic Centre with entertainment by Complex Comedy from Los Angeles. There will also be a huge silent auction of locally donated items and sports memorabilia. Tickets can still be purchased. Tyler Steel’s stellar weekend between the pipes earned the Centennials netminder a BCHL Player of the Week honourable mention. In his two wins, Steel picked up first and second star of the game honours while allowing just three goals (1.50 GAA) and stopping 51 of 54 shots (94.4SV%).

Two Merritt Centennials players have committed to U.S. colleges in recent weeks. Tyler Steel has decided to attend Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, while Dane Birks has inked a deal with Michigan Tech in Houghton, Mich. Look for more on these signings in the next week or two.

In a somewhat belated announcement, the Merritt Centennials Player of the Month (sponsored by Mark’s Work Wearhouse) for September was 20-year-old centre Derek Huisman. The Smithers native had four goals and four assists in the first month of the BCHL regular season. His play helped Merritt finish

September with the best power play percentage in the BCHL. “Derek is a catalyst for our power play, and has provided some timely goals,” Cents head coach Luke Pierce said. “He has also established himself as a leader in our dressing room and on the ice. We’re happy for him to win the award.”

THE PUCK STOPS HERE Tyler Steel was red hot in net for the Merritt Centennials on the weekend, picking up two wins while allowing just three goals on 54 shots. 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 MMBA The Merritt Mountain Bike Association (MMBA) is spearheading an effort to replace 9 broken or tiring bridges on Godey Trail this Saturday, Oct. 20 starting at 9 a.m., and is assembling materials and volunteers to tackle the job. The MMBA, a registered society, is leading the effort to restore this signature trail to improve both safety and access for all users. The bridges protect the environment from the high traffic of bikers and hikers that would otherwise be crossing the creek beds. If you plan on attending you will need work gloves and proper footwear, and if you choose to bring a small hatchet, mallet, or Pulaski. Park at either the gravel parking lot, west of the coquihalla, and walk through the culvert under the highway, or travel up the gravel portion of Fox Farm road until you

see the signs email merrittbiking@yahoo.ca to advise your interest or for getting more information. NV THERAPY ‘BARON OF BEEF’ FUNDRAISER 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 NVT staff or board member or by calling 250-3789222. STAGE FRIGHT “The Thrillusion Show”, a 90 min. family magic show on Mon., Oct. 22 at Coquihalla Middle School. Shows at 4 and 7 p.m. ASK WELLNESS CENTRE Needs compassionate volunteers to help conduct Merritt’s 3rd annual Homelessness Count on Fri., Oct. 19. Contact Chelsea at 250-315-7211 or 250315-0098 or email at chelsea@askwellness.ca Also need donations

of warm clothing, blankets, travel sized toothpaste, shampoo, and body wash. Bottled water, granola bars, food & coffee coupons. Drop off at office, 2151 Granite Ave. NICOLA VALLEY FILM SOCIETY Monday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the NVIT Lecture Theatre Showing “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” Rated: G. Call 250-378-3974 for more info. ELKS & ROYAL PURPLE Christmas Craft Fair & Bake Sale on Sat., Dec. 1, at the Elks Hall. To book a table, call Mollie at 250-378-9788. Lunch available. CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE Christmas Craft, Bake Sale & Luncheon on Sat., Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Catholic Church Hall. Home-based businesses welcome. For table rental call Joan at 250-378-3910.

BETA SIGMA PHI Beta Sigma Phi Christmas Fair Saturday, Nov. 3. For Tables call: Diane 250378-6925 or Debbie 250-378-5538. CHRISTMAS BAZAAR The Rebekah Lodge will host their Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Seniors Hall from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

November 3rd from 6-8 p.m. The public is invited to attend. The Nicola Valley Community Arts Council is proud to present multi-media artist, Cindilla Trent and free-form sculptor, John Yellowlees for the November show at the Courthouse Gallery.

CURLING CLUB If you are interested in joining a curling league this year please call 250-378-4423

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. Nov. 14, Liz Touet, CFDC NV, Employment Services. RSVP by emailing: manager@merrittchamber.com or call 250-378-5634.

COURTHOUSE GALLERY The next show coming to the Courthouse Gallery is: “Earth, Fire, and Fibre II -Tradition with Innovation”. The show runs October 29 through December 7. There will be a reception on

XPLORE SPORTS School year camps for 2012/2013 upcoming dates: Oct. 19, Dec. 27 & 28, Jan. 2-4, Feb. 15, March 18-22. Ages 7-12, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Contact Colleen Mulling 250280-0657 or cmullin@ pacificsport.com

MERRITT COUNTRY CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR Friday, Nov. 23, and Saturday, Nov. 24. Applications for tables and information call Charlotte 250-3782290.

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Merritt Baptist Church 2499 Coutlee Ave. (Corner of Coutlee and Orme) • 250-378-2464 Service Time/ Sunday School: Sunday 10:30 a.m.

Merritt Lutheran Fellowship in St. Michael's Church • 250-378-9899 Service Time: 3rd Sunday each month 1:00 p.m.

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Sacred Heart Catholic Church Corner of Jackson & Blair • 250-378-2919 Mass Time: Sundays 9:00 a.m.

Seventh Day Adventist Church 2190 Granite Ave. • 250-378-4061 Service Time: Saturdays 11:00 a.m.

St. Michael’s Anglican Church 1990 Chapman St. • 250-378-3772 Service Time: Sundays 10:00 a.m.

Trinity United Church Corner of Quilchena & Chapman • 250-378-5735 Service Time: Sundays 10:00 a.m.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Brownies Thursdays - 5:30 - 7 p.m. Central School - 250-378-8310 Canadian Diabetes Association Once a month, 7 - 9 p.m. Trinity United Church Hall. Call Eva at 250-378-2897 or Gerry at 250-378-3716 Canadian Mental Health Association Merritt Clubhouse Wednesdays & Fridays: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 1721 Coldwater Ave. (Teen Centre) across from MSS. 250-378-4878 Central School Pac First Tuesday - 7 p.m. Lunchroom 250-378-4892 Celebrate Recovery Meetings every Monday, 7:00 p.m. at New Life Fellowship, 1938 Quilchena Ave. 250-378-4534 Community Choir Mondays - 7 p.m. - Fall to Spring Collettville Elementary - 250-378-9899 Court Whist - Fun Game Wednesdays - 7 p.m. at the Seniors Centre 250-378-2776 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. Guides Mondays - 5:30 -7:30 p.m. Central School - 250-378-2281 Ladies’ Curling League Wednesdays, 6 - and 8 p.m. Call 250-378- 8175 or 250-378-4917 Living With Loss Support Group Wednesdays - 7 to 8:45 p.m. 2025 Granite Ave - 250-280-4040 Lower Nicola Community Hall Card Games - 2nd & 4th Tuesdays Call 250-378-9545 or 378-4732 Merritt Curling Club For League Information 250-378-4423 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 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’s Women in Business Second Wednesday 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Merritt Desert Inn 250-315-5851 Nicola Naturalist Society Every Third Thursday - 7:00 p.m. NVIT. www.nicolanaturalists.ca 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. 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. 250-378-4172 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 One Way Krew Youth Group Tuesdays - 7 - 8:30 p.m. Crossroads Community Church - 250-378-2911 Pathfinders Thursdays - 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Central School - 250-936-8298 Rocky Mountain Rangers Cadet Corp Tuesdays - 6 p.m. 250-378-1302 or 250-572-3775

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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 Seniors’ Mixed Curling Mondays & Tuesdays - 1 - 3 p.m. 250-378-5539 Sparks Mondays - 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Central School - 250-378-8310 Teen Centre Friday Nights - 4 to 9 p.m. 250-315-0248 Toastmasters Club 3929 Tuesdays - 5 p.m. at the Merritt Library 250-378-5855 Valley Visual Artists General club information contact: Bev Veale at 250-378-6001 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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Hospice Society What hat happens when I contact the Merritt & District Hospice society? A Hospice coordinator will meet with you and explain the program and learn your needs. Referrals can be made by family, physicians, nurses, friends, or patients themselves. c/o 3451 Voght St., Merritt, B.C. V1K 1C6 Contact: 250-280-4040

Mary Riley (nee Ovington) Harold Sulz Jan. 5, 1938 - Sept. 18, 2012

A Tribute to Harold (Hal) Sulz will take place at the Merritt Senior Citizen’s Centre on Saturday, October 29 at 1:00 p.m.

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LAPOINTE: HENRY (HANK) It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Hank, on Thursday, October 11, 2012. Hank was born in Montreal, Quebec on January 20, 1933 to Marcel Lapointe and Evelyn Smith. He was a loving and beloved husband to Carol for almost 57 years. He was a loving and exceptional father to Donna, Kathleen, and the late Gary, and a proud and loving grandfather to Sean, Taylor, Elisa and Gary. He is predeceased by his son-in-law Mike Morrison, and survived by his sister Vivian and brother-in-law Leo, as well as numerous relatives and in-laws in Montreal. Funeral Mass to be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Merritt, BC on Friday, October 19, 2012 at 11 a.m. Reception to follow in Church Hall.

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Oct. 25 1928 – Sept. 28 2012 Passed P as awa away peacefully at the age of 84, at Nicola Valley Health Centre, Merritt, erritt BC BC. One of 7 children born to Matthew and Mary Ovington, Mary’s roots in the community extend to the beginning of the last century before the City of Merritt was incorporated. Proud of her family history, she loved to share stories of her childhood in Collettville and was recently interviewed by a PhD student researching the early coal miners of the Nicola Valley. Mary had a sixth sense. It wasn’t unusual for a family member to receive a call from her the morning after one of her dreams. With her history of premonitions it’s not surprising that some of her favourite authors were Sylvia Brown, John Edward, James Van Praagh and Edgar Cayce. She also had great interest in ancient civilisations but relished a hearty discussion with anyone on just about any topic. Always sociable and outgoing, she enjoyed her daily walks into town for coffee with family and friends. Her love of gaming likely began with the Irish Sweepstakes and carried on to Bingo and scratch tickets. Something of a card shark, she loved playing Rummy 500 with her grandchildren…who learned early on that the game would be much more enjoyable if they let Grandma win. For over two decades, until her hands were too arthritic to knit, Mary would make an average of 20 sweaters a year for the Salvation Army, as she could not bearr the thought of any young child being cold in the winter. Although she will be deeply missed, Mary had long anticipated that at her passing she would be reunited with her husband Ray, y, whom she loved dearly. Mary is predeceased by her parents Matthew and Mary ary Ovington; her Àrst husband Olav Torjusson; and second husband Raymond Frederick Riley. Mary also outlived her siblings Wilfred, Jean, Ruth, Ellen, and Larry. She is survived by her brother Frank; children Corinne Torjusson, Glen Torjusson (Barb), and Louise Riley (Larry); grandchildren Tara (Rob), Ray (Karey), y), Mark (Meleva), Eric and Matthew; and her great grandchildren Riley, Gabrielle, Brittany, Brody, Kendra, Tanner Tanner, Faythe Faythe, Mason Mason, ody Kendra Brandon, Mirra, and Cade; plus many nieces, nephews and their families, all of whom loved her greatly. The family would like to extend sincere thanks to the staff of Nicola Valley Health Centre, David Quinn and Dr. McLeod for their kindness during our Mom’s passing. Also, a special thanks to the circle of neighbours, friends and family members who were so kind in her recent years. A celebration of Mary’s life will be held in the Spring. In lieu of Áowers, her family asks for donations to the charity of your choice.

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COLIN, a truly inspirational person to everyone who knew him. Colin was born to Lloyd Wheating of England and Lettie MacDonald of Sue Saint Marie on Oct. 12, 1930. In 1948, Colin left Burnaby Lake to start his cowboy career in Princeton then continued on to the Nicola Valley where he worked for several area ranches. He worked for Ronnie Bevans until Ronnie’s passing. No service will be held as per Colin’s request.

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An Alberta Construction Company is hiring Dozer and Excavator Operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051. AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN required at Jenner Chevrolet in Victoria BC. Rare opportunity for a top performing, quality & customer focused team player. Email: mgray@jennerchev.com

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SPECIAL EDUCATION ASSISTANT School District No. 58 is accepting applications for a Special Education Assistant for the following schools: 1. Merritt Secondary School 5 hrs/day – school days only Temporary: October 29, 2012 to June 28, 2013

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2. Merritt Central Elementary School 5 hrs/day – school days only Temporary: October 29, 2012 to June 28, 2013

QualiÀcations and salary will be in accordance with the C.U.P.E. Local 847 Collective Agreement. The district has a high percentage of First Nations and other multicultural students and so being sensitive to cultural diversities would be an asset. Application forms are available at the School Board ofÀce, 1550 Chapman Street, or on-line at www.sd58.bc.ca , click on Jobs/Support Positions/Job Postings listed on Job Code # 380763 and follow the prompts provided. Applications will be accepted until October 19, 2012. Please forward to: Attn: Secretary Treasurer School District #58 (Nicola-Similkameen) P.O. Box 4100, 1550 Chapman St. Merritt, BC V1K 1B8 Fax: (250) 378-6263 Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Reports To: Economic Development Manager Subject To: Terms and Conditions of the Personnel Policy Annual Approved Budget

POSITION SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Economic Development Manager the incumbent will coordinate land referrals and proposals for benefit agreements received by Lower Nicola Indian Band (LNIB). SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES: • Receive and respond to land referral requests and maintain records of land referral and benefit agreements; • Communicate to industry and government, LNIB’s procedures and policies for consideration of Land Referrals and proposals for benefit agreements; • Research LNIB’s interests and use within our traditional territories and LNIB governance area; • Research, develop, evaluate, and recommend natural resources strategies, policies, and procedures to ensure adequate and meaningful consultation and accommodation; • Research and assess potential impacts to LNIB Title and Rights; • Coordinate work of consultants and staff researching aboriginal interest and use within our traditional territory and LNIB’s Governance Area; • Provide assistance to supervisor on issues related to the LNIB traditional territory and the development activities within the LNIB governance area approved by the province; • Provide direction to the negotiations committee regarding industry and government with consideration of both the environmental and cultural context as directed by supervisor; • Work closely with staff in developing policies and procedures with regard to land referrals and benefit agreements; • Build, support, and maintain a positive working relationship with governments, industry, and other First Nation organizations; • Attends meetings regarding land referrals and Benefits Agreement as directed by supervisor; • Maintain confidentiality on all matters relating to the affairs of the Economic Development Department and LNIB; ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS: • Five years work experience in a related field; • Bachelors Degree (preferred) in Native Studies, Natural Resources, Environmental, Political Science, or other related field; • Strong understanding of regulatory and permitting processes of resource developments (ie Canadian and Provincial Environmental Assessments); • Strong project management skills and ability to develop and implement project management related tools and processes; • Certification in Local Government Administration or equivalent work experience preferred; • Strong background and understanding of Aboriginal Issues; knowledge of LNIB; • Strong Negotiation Skills; • Strong research skills, including the ability to read and interpret maps; • Intermediate level computer skills in MS Office; • Excellent written (the ability to compose letters and reports) and verbal communication skills (i.e. friendly, personable, and professional); • High level of attention to detail and accuracy; • Ability to prioritize and multi task in a fast paced environment; • Ability to work well independently and in a team environment; • Knowledge of LNIB, and of Public Administration and other Government structures; Work Conditions: • Outdoor/Field work may be required; • High paced work environment; • Long hours of work may be required; • Ability to attend internal and external meetings for the purpose on conducting presentations; • Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals; Salary: Deadline: Start Date:

To be negotiated October 19th, 2012 November 5th, 2012

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, resume and 3 references to: Economic Development Manager Lower Nicola Indian Band 181 Nawishaskin Lane, Merritt, BC. V1K 0A7 Fax: (250) 378 - 6188 • E-mail: reception@lnib.net

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required for Highlead Logging Operation in the Merritt area. Phone (250) 371-7047 or (250) 371-1410. e-mail: dicebox@shaw.ca SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 58 (NICOLA-SIMILKAMEEN)

RELIEF NOON HOUR SUPERVISORS School District No. 58 is accepting applications for Relief Noon Hour Supervisors (1 hour per school day). Previous experience dealing with students would be an asset. Application forms are available at the School Board ofÀce, 1550 Chapman Street, Merritt, BC, or on-line at www.sd58.bc.ca, click on Jobs, Support Positions, Job Postings.

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

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FAMILY THERAPIST The successful applicant will undertake duties associated with the Upper Nicola Band (UNB) in the Community Services Department. Employment Dates: Permanent beginning on or about October 29, 2012. Rate of Pay: Commensurate with level of education and experience. Duties include: • Provide assessment and treatment services to children and their families and offer consultative services to community agencies. • To demonstrate strong clinical skills in assessment, formulation, and treatment with an ability to utilize Áexible strategies for engaging and working with children, youth, families and community systems • To demonstrate a strong commitment to teamwork and openness QualiÀcations: • M.S.W. or B.S.W. with minimum two years experience • Demonstrated ability to work independently with families and individuals • Demonstrated ability to formulate individual and family treatment/wellness plans • Experience in collaborating, consulting and referrals to programs and/or agencies • Familiarity with a range of evidence based treatment modalities and approaches • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain appropriate record keeping systems. • Drivers license and own transportation. Send current resume and cover letter to: Martin Gertsmar, Director of Operations, Box 3700 Merritt BC, V1K 1B8 or in person at the UNB Health OfÀce, Band OfÀce or by fax 250-378-6361 or email unbhealth@uppernicolaband.com. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 4:00 pm Friday, Oct. 19, 2012. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted


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TRUCK DRIVER REQUIRED • Snow Plow & Dump Truck Class 1 or 3 License Required Fax Drivers Abstract & Resume to 250-378-1333 or email: bar.fxranch@gmail.com For job details call Wayne at 250-378-9237 or 250-378-1589

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Summary of Organizational Responsibilities: To encourage and promote economic and commercial/ industrial development opportunities within the Lower Nicola Indian Band reserve areas. This is to be accomplished by working with local, provincial and federal individuals and authorities. To work with Administrative staff to evaluate and apply for funding opportunities that will support these initiatives. Duties and Tasks: • Research and recommend potential clients, investors, and trade partners regarding business opportunities available in our geographic mandate area; • Where appropriate, attempts to match the client’s project to available government funding; • Networks with government departments, including the province of British Columbia and other development agencies to ensure familiarity with the various economic development programs; • Coordinates and facilitates small business workshops for LNIB membership; • Identifies and develops relationships and partnerships with potential investors; • Evaluates applications for assistance based on program criteria, prepares application package and conducts follow-up on these initiatives; • Assists with funding arrangements with other business partners and government agencies for trade and investment initiatives; • Networking with potential business clients; Qualifications: • Bachelors Degree in Economics, Finance or equivalent combination of education and experience; • Minimum of five to ten years experience; • Extensive experience and knowledge in dealing with accounting systems, budgets, internal controls, business planning and asset management is desirable; • Effective attention to detail and a high degree of a accuracy; • High level of integrity, confidentiality and accountability; • Strong work ethic and positive team attitude; • Sound analytical, thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills; • Ability to respond appropriately in pressure situations with a calm and steady demeanor; • Excellent public relations and public speaking skills; • A well defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation, conflict resolution, and people management skills; • Excellent teamwork and team building skills; • Ability to communicate both verbally and written; • Ability to build and maintain lasting relationships with other departments, key business partners, and government officials; • Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills; • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office; • Ability to delegate tasks when required; Work Conditions: • Occasional travel may be required; • High paced work environment; • Long hours of work may be required; • Ability to attend internal and external meetings for the purpose on conducting presentations; • Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals; Salary: Deadline: Start Date:

To be negotiated October 19th, 2012 November 5th, 2012

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, resume and 3 references to: Economic Development Manager Lower Nicola Indian Band 181 Nawishaskin Lane, Merritt, BC. V1K 0A7 Fax: (250) 378 - 6188 • E-mail: reception@lnib.net

Economic Development OfÀcer Nooaitch Band requires a motivated and career-minded Economic Development OfÀcer responsible for the planning, management and oversight of the activities and operations of Nooaitch’s Economic Development programs and initiatives for business retention, promotion, marketing, and expansion. Responsibilities shall include the coordination of assigned activities with other departments and outside agencies, maintaining regular contact with the public in situations that require tact and judgment, representing Nooaitch in negotiations and mediations; and providing general assistance and support to the Administrator. Nooaitch offers competitive salary packages, an incredible work environment, and career advancement opportunities. A full Job Analysis and Description is offered on request. Only those applicants who meet the qualiÀcations will be contacted. Deadline for applying is October 26, 2012 @ 4:30 p.m. QualiÀed applicants should send resumes and a cover letter outlining 3 Economic Development ideas that could turn into viable projects at Nooaitch. Attention: Larry Frank Thomas Administrator – Nooaitch Band 2954 Shackelly Road Merritt, BC V1K 1N9 Fax: 250-378-3699 Email: Larry@nooaitch.com

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• A team player with excellent communication and

people skills. Strong in a high paced operations environment. Strong organizationally. Detailed orientated and self motivated. Dedicated to learn and grow within our organization. • Ability to quickly assess an ever changing environment and make decisions that financially optimize division operations.

• • • •

Please send resume in confidence to: Lisa Savage, Director of People Systems, 710 Laval Crescent, Kamloops, BC, V2C 5P3 Fax: (250) 314-1750, email: lsavage@arrow.ca

Oct. 16, 2012

Please e-mail resumes: mechanics@supersave.ca

or Fax: (1)604.534.3811

Help Wanted

Lower Nicola Indian Band

File Clerk Department: Economic Development Reports To: Economic Development Manager Subject to: Terms and Conditions of the Personnel Policy

Summary of Organizational Responsibilities: Responsible for classifying and filing Economic Development and Negotiations documents and mail upon receipt (Canada Post, courier, email, fax, and hand-delivery) for Economic Development and Negotiations Committee; locate and make available files/records when required/ requested. Duties and Tasks Filing: Classifies, codes and stores records/documents; Maintains and updates indexes for filing system(s); Reviews files periodically to ensure they are complete and correctly classified; Locate files/materials when requested; Performs other related responsibilities as assigned by the Economic Development Manager. Clerical/Administration: When required, provides clerical support in the areas of photocopying, word processing, and faxing and mail distribution; When required, process incoming and outgoing mail, electronically and/or manually; When required, send and receive messages and documents using fax machine or electronically; Draft & process outgoing correspondence on request of Economic Development Manager; Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: A 1-year related post secondary certificate plus 2 years experience in a similar environment or an appropriate combination of education and experience, preferably with First Nation’s community services. Qualifications: A valid drivers license; A team player; Excellent communication (oral/written) skills; Computer literate in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher; Occasional travel may be required; High paced work environment; Ability to speak or willingness to learn the Nlekepmx language. Salary: Deadline: Start Date:

Real Estate

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

Annual Approved Budget

OPERATIONS SUPERVISOR

Real Estate

1988 Quillchena Ave., Merritt, BC

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Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, resume and three references to: Economic Development Manager Lower Nicola Indian Band 181 Nawishaskin Lane, Merritt, BC. V1K 0A7 Fax: (250) 378 - 6188 • E-mail: reception@lnib.net

Gorgeous home on Nicola Lake. $1500 plus utilities. Brand new 4 bdrm house on the Bench. $1200 plus utilities. 4 bdrm, 2 ½ bath house on the Bench. $1300.00 including utilities. 3 bdrm / 2 bath house. $850 plus utilities. 2 bdrm/1 bath house. $750 plus utilities. 2 bdrm trailer in Lower Nicola Trailer Park. $750 plus utilities 2 bdrm trailer on 2 acres in Lower Nicola. $875 plus utilities. 2 bdrm Sandpiper. $750 plus hydro ( X 2) 2 bdrm basement suite. $850 inc utilities. 1 bedroom Apt. $575 incl utilities. Bachelor Apt. $475 plus hydro. 1 bdrm Apt $575 plus hydro 2 bdrm Apt. $600 plus hydro. 2 bdrm triplex. $750 inc. utilities Small 1 bdrm duplex. $575 inc. utilities. 2 bdrm duplex. $675 plus utilities. 3 bdrm fourplex. $750 plus utilities. 2 bdrm in Sixplex in Lower Nicola. $570 inc. utilities. Call for more info on these units and others call

250-378-1996 Direct line to the Property Management Department Call for all of your Residential or Commercial Property Management needs!

MERRITT REAL ESTATE SERVICES Property Manager: Lynda Etchart

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 2 bdrm condo in town. One parking incl. $650 mon. + utilities. No pets n/s, 378-8104


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RETIRED couple in mid fifties, both n/s looking to re-locate to Nicola Valley area. Prefer long term rental/lease, rural home on small acreage. Ref available. 1-250-837-3434 moore_k@telus.net

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2 bdrm clean basement suite. Nice quiet area, Telus dish receiver incl. Call after 4 pm 250-378-6659 or call anytime 250-315-2247.

3 bdrm house on the Bench. $1500/mon. Avail Nov. 1. 250378-5276 5 bdrm & Den Executive Style main floor. Huge kit., Dream Mast. Ensuite, C/vac, 7 appls, 3 1/2 baths, C/air and much more. Avail Nov. 1 $1400 n/p, n/s, ref and credit check required. 778-228-6378

Houses For Sale

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Kamloops (55+) 2bdr. suite $1700/mo., river view, spacious, wheelchair friendly, many extras. Email catherine_steele@hotmail.com 1(604)408-1023 Vancouver

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Trucks & Vans Legal Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS The estate of Stanley Gordon Stewart, deceased November 13, 2011.

SIGN # 9703

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and others othershaving havingclaims claimsagainst against estate Creditors and thethe estate of of deceased, late of Merritt, BC are required to forward Stanley Gordon Stewart, late of Merritt, BC are required to full particulars of such claims to tothe forward full particulars of such claims the undersigned Kay Stewart, Executrix at 2164 Munro Cr., Merritt, BC V1K 1H7, on or before Oct. 31, 2012, after which date the estate will be distributed having regard only to claims that have been received.

1967 White compact cabover, 6 cyl motor, 5 speed trans, split axle original 139,872 km, capri green & black, no deck offers $6500 trade ins. Nice ranch truck only 20’ long. Call 250-319-2101. View on Kijiji under Equip. 1968 TransAm, T-roof, 5 L fuel injected, auto, blue w/eagle original 35,200KM new tires, never seen winter. Value $13,000 plus offers trade-in car trailer W.H.U.. Nice car view 146 Tranquille, Kamloops. Call 250-319-2101

Legal Notices

Land Act: Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land Take notice that the companies SB Okanagan Holding (02) Corp, SB Okanagan Holding (04) Corp, SB Okanagan Holding (03), and SB Okanagan Holding (05) Corp all of Vancouver BC intend to make applications to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), Southern Service Region – Thompson Okanagan Service Centre, Crown Land Adjudication ofÀce. Each application is for an Investigative License for 5 meteorological tower locations for wind monitoring and data collection purposes. The applications cover the following areas, all situated on Provincial Crown land in the Kamloops Division Yale District (KDYD): • those portions of unsurveyed Crown land in the vicinity of Pennask Mountain. • those portions of unsurveyed Crown land in the vicinity of Whiterocks Mountain, located in the vicinity of Westside. • those portions of District Lot 2710 together with unsurveyed Crown land in the vicinity of Pothole Creek, located in the vicinity of Merritt. • those portions of District Lot 2819 together with unsurveyed Crown land in the vicinity of Wart, BC, located in the vicinity of Merritt. • those portions of unsurveyed Crown land in the vinicity of Wart, BC, located in the vicinity of Merritt. • those portions of Sections 3, and 10 both Twp. 18, Range 14, located in the vicinity of Monte Lake.

$188,900

$169,500

The Lands File Numbers that have been established for these application are 3412633, 3412645, 3412646, 3412647, 3412648, and 3412649, as depicted in the attached map. 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 November 19, 2012. MFLNRO may not be able to consider comments received after this date. Please visit our website http://www.arfd.gov.bc.ca/ ApplicationPosting/index.jsp ¤ Search ¤ Search by File Number: [insert Lands File Number] for more information.

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