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BURSTING WITH FUN Taylor Rodie, 8, catches a bubble at the Merritt Library’s after-school science club last Thursday. The Merritt Library is running the program for kids between six and 12. Emily Wessel/Herald

Craigmont Mines Ministry shuts down Huldra for repairs closes ‘for good’ By Phillip Woolgar THE HERALD

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Craigmont Mines near Merritt has permanently shut down after over 50 years of operation, owner Richard Hermann announced Friday.

The magnetite mine, located about 15 kilometres northwest of Merritt, employs 30 people. “We’re in the midst of shutting down right now,” Hermann said. “The reserves are pretty well all gone.”

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Low lighting and poor ventilation forced the Ministry of Energy and Mines to shut down Huldra Silver Inc.’s Merritt location, a ministry spokesperson said Friday. The mine is located about 20 kilometres northwest of Merritt and employs about 50 people, many of whom were laid off, though an exact number wasn’t released. A company employee who didn’t want to be named for fear of being fired said the mine closed on Nov. 1. “It’s very unusual for a mine inspector to

shut it down,” he said. “The ones that are laid off are uncertain about what’s going on.” Inspections are scheduled for once or twice per month, he said, adding that previous mine inspectors were ignored when they warned the company to fix the issues. Company CEO Ryan Sharp said the allegation is wrong. “The mill is doing its own maintenance cycle and it’s operating,” he said. But a ministry spokesperson said the violations focused on safety, health and the reclamation code of B.C.

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TNRD calls for semitrailer ban on 5A By Phillip Woolgar and Tim Petruk

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A high number of semitrailer trucks crashing on Highway 5A has caused the Thompson-Nicola Regional District to support a motion calling on the B.C. government to ban the trucks from the route. The vote means the TNRD will send letters to the Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Transportation and MLAs Kevin Krueger and Terry Lake to end semitrailer trucks with scheduled stops from driving the route. The motion was proposed by chairman Randy Murray and narrowly passed with 13 in favour and 12 against. Highway 5A is under a heap of scrutiny over whether it should stay open to semitrailer trucks. This crash from 2011 is just one of the many tragMerritt Mayor Susan edies experiences on the route over the years, but some say crash rates are decreasing. This southbound tractor-trailer spilled its load of lumber across the two-lane highway down the bank into Trapp Lake. A crew from Labour Ready was quickly put to work clearing lumber. File photo Roline, a TNRD board director, voted against the and emails from truckers. engineering stuff that can was quite tragic, we don’t “It might be worse and ban. “I want it very clear be done there without crethink closing the highway it might be tomorrow.” “It seems that the bigto all of those guys in the ating another Coquihalla to truckers is a viable soluLast month’s crash feagest issue is monitoring industry that I’m not backthrough that little valtion,” she said, explaining tured two trucks colliding what is taking place on that head-on near Stump Lake. many truckers save time, ing off,” he said. ley,” he said, referring to road,” she said. “For us to “They don’t have to fuel and maintenance costs Highway 5A as “a little Both truckers were request an outright ban of send me emails telling me country road. killed and the ensuing blaze by choosing 5A over the the trucks, I see it as being to because I’m not going “Why would we do Coquihalla Highway. sparked a sizeable wildfire. a difficult thing to police.” to. I’m going to fight for that when we have the “For those truckers that Krueger has been callMayors and TNRD this until I’m no longer Coquihalla sitting there, are using it, it’s the most ing for a big-rig ban on directors from the effected elected, and even after that just over the hill?” logical route for them to Highway 5A since 2010, communities met with the Krueger said he will be if I have to.” use,” she said. but last month’s wreck Ministry of Transportation brought the issue back to According to ICBC, “Causing trucks to move bringing the issue up in and the RCMP. the number of crashes and Victoria, but he’s not sure to another route will result the top of his priority list. Roline also said the injuries along Highway “I think my constituents in other unintended conse- how a ban might come road is a main commer5A has been generally into place. have the right to argue this quences.” cial route and controlling in decline dating back to One option, he said, Those consequences, particular highway must a numbered highway in would be for the municipal 2006. Yako said, would include not be subject to this kind the province isn’t in the In 2010, there were governments in Kamloops increased emissions and of danger,” he said. municipal government’s 25 accidents along the and Merritt to pass laws potentially longer travel “I’m determined. I’ve jurisdiction. highway, resulting in 28 — with the support of the times for haulers. got half a year left [before In the wake of a fiery injuries. The traffic displacement province — banning nonretiring from politics] and double-fatality on Highway this is going to be a major That was an increase local semis on the highway. could also create delays on 5A on Oct. 5, Kamloopsfrom 2009, in which there “In Merritt and in push from me. I’m going to other highways — notably South Thompson Liberal were 18 crashes involving Kamloops are where the the Coquihalla. do it.” MLA Kevin Krueger 14 injuries. “Essentially, you’re mov- highway starts and stops,” But not everyone agrees renewed his call for a ban In 2008, there were 33 ing the problem,” she said. he said. “They could do with Krueger. on big rigs on the secondbylaws closing that route to crashes and another 18 “I’m not saying do nothLouise Yako, president ary route between Merritt ing. I’m saying what we do truck traffic and we’d have people injured. of the B.C. Trucking and Kamloops. In 2007, officials what we want.” should be based on clear Association, said the ban “I think everyone in recorded 30 crashes injurIn the past, Krueger evidence.” Krueger is pitching would their hearts knows this is ing 22 people. said, when he’s called But according to create new problems on going to happen again,” In 2006, there were 47 Krueger, the only thing left for a ban on big rigs on area highways. Krueger told Kamloops Highway 5A, the result has accidents on Highway 5A to do is to ban big rigs. “Notwithstanding the This Week. been a flurry of angry calls injuring 32 people. “We’ve done all the fact [October] incident

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Economic impact expected Craigmont looks to continue work at Mount Polley From Page 1 Craigmont expects to continue its process of magnetite extraction this spring from tailings at Mount Polley Mine, about 100 kilometres northeast of Williams Lake, B.C. “There really doesn’t seem to be any opportunity that we will start up [at the Merritt location] again,” he said. The current inventory will continue to be held at the former Craigmont site. Merritt Mayor Susan Roline said the closure will have some economic impact. “The impact will

be what the company was buying in terms of services from the community,” she said, noting those included servicing vehicles and buying materials for the operation. Craigmont opened in 1961 as a copper producer, shutting down in 1982 because the copper price sunk too low for a profit. The current owners bought the mine in 1985 to produce magnetite out of the old Craigmont tailings pile. “Mining has always been a part of the Merritt economy,” she said. “Right now we’re seeing a resurgence in

the mining around us. We have several mines being worked on right now.” The mine typically closes this time of the year, but only for winter, as the equipment can’t be used in freezing weather. Magnetite is used by the western Canadian metallurgic coal industry to produce coal. Hermann said employees knew for several months about the closure and are receiving severance packages. Many of them have been relocated to other mines, and some will move to the Mount Polly operation.

Violations at mine extensive From Page 1 These included little to no lighting, inappropriate ventilation around reagent tanks, ship ladders instead of staircases, inappropriate guard-

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People attacked with wooden planks spill blood Wooden plank assaults On Nov. 1 at approximately 1:30 a.m., Merritt RCMP responded to an assault and mischief in progress complaint in 1600 block of Hill Street. Information provided to police was that several suspects were assaulting others with wooden planks. Several police officers immediately attended the area. Police located a local 20-year-old male who was bleeding from a head wound. Simultaneously, other police officers attended to a residence in the 1400 block of Government Avenue and learned that bear mace had been deployed inside that residence. As well, windows were smashed out and a local 19-year-old female had been assaulted. The female was treated and released from hospital for a bump on her head. Several suspects then took

it upon themselves to try to locate the person they suspected of deploying the bear spray. Overall, there were no serious injuries from these incidents. A local 23-year-old male was arrested for assault with weapon, mischief and breach of previously courtimposed conditions. Two local females, aged 22 and 16, were arrested for mischief. Several individuals were held in custody due to their level of intoxication. Police are still investigating these events and it is anticipated that further arrests will be made. Alcohol played a large factor in these events. Marijuana seized On Nov. 1 at approximately 6 p.m., Merritt RCMP were conducting a road check on Highway 5A north of Merritt near the Quilchena Gas and Grocery Mart. A vehicle was stopped in the road

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check and while speaking to the driver, a strong odour of burnt marijuana was emanating from inside the vehicle. Further investigation resulted in the seizure of a small amount of marijuana. The investigation is continuing. Bumper cars On Nov. 1 at approximately 11:30 p.m., Merritt RCMP responded to a citizen’s complaint of two vehicles being driven in a dangerous manner. While driving in the Merritt area, their vehicle was followed by unknown vehicles over a period of time. The situation escalated when one of the vehicles pulled up beside it and was trying to pass/race it. Another vehicle then came up behind it and rammed the rear bumper. The two vehicles then tried to block the road trying to prevent the vehicle

from driving any further. The investigation resulted in the identification of both drivers of both vehicles. A 27-year-old local woman was arrested and will appear before a provincial court judge in January. The investigation is continuing and further charges are pending against a 25 year old male from Surrey.

RCMP observed a male hitch hiking towards Merritt on Hwy 8. The male, a local 41-year-old, looked as though he was intoxicated. He was arrested for being intoxicated in a public place. Further investigation resulted in the seizure of a small baggy of marijuana. The man was lodged in cells until he sobered up and could care for himself.

Man breaches conditions On Nov. 2 at approximately 5:30 a.m., Merritt RCMP received a citizens complaint that a local 25 year old man was breaching previous court imposed conditions. The man was arrested and subsequently released from custody. He will appear in Provincial Court in December 2012.

Driving prohibition On Nov. 2 at approximately 10:30 p.m., Merritt RCMP stopped a Honda Civic after recognizing the driver — who was known to be prohibited from driving a motor vehicle under the Motor Vehicle Act. The driver, a 25-year-old male from Surrey, was detained and subsequently released from custody and will appear in provincial court in January. Females fighting On Nov. 3 at approxi-

Public intoxication On Nov. 2 at approximately 11:30 a.m., Merritt

mately 2:30 a.m., Merritt RCMP broke up a fight between two females on the corner of Quilchena Avenue and Chapman Street. Investigation resulted in determining that a 22-year-old local male had tried to hit a 32-year-old female for unknown reasons. The woman then punched the male and gave him a bloody nose. The second female, also 32, then started fighting with the other female. It was at this point that police showed up. Neither of the parties involved wanted to press charges. Both females were sent home in separate taxis and the male, who was grossly intoxicated, was held in custody until he could care for himself and was issued a Violation Ticket for being intoxicated in a public place. Alcohol was a factor in this occurrence.

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HERALD OPINION Maintaining journalistic integrity in editorials Virtually any code of ethics of any journalistic organization will include something that says reporters do not comment on the subjects they cover. For example, the ethics guidelines of the Canadian Association of Journalists, for which I am chair, includes this: “We lose our credibility as fair observers if we write opinion pieces about subjects we also cover as reporters.” That means, for example, court reporters don’t write columns on the legal system and city hall reporters don’t file columns on municipal government. I point this out because this column is on a news article I wrote this week due to the absence of our news reporter and the need for the story to be covered. It’s the scourge of a newsroom with a small staff; sometimes it just happens. Ordinarily, I do not cover homelessness. I did that once, a decade ago, in a series of articles for KTW, but have left it to other reporters since then. Writing the story on the recent homeless count in Kamloops was frustrating. As I told Homeless Action Plan (HAP) co-or-

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dinator Tangie Genshorek at the start of the interview, the annual count is now irrelevant. She knew that — we’ve had this conversation many times — but, as a reporter, it was appropriate to remind her of my bias. Hence this column. It is time to end the annual street- and shelterwandering event. As Genshorek said, when it was first done, it was as much to start a conversation on homelessness as it was to find out how many people live in that state in our city. That was seven years ago and, since then, every year except 2011 has

shown there are about 100 homeless people the volunteers can find. It’s never a true number, but a best-guess snapshot only. Research, experience and other criteria established by agencies dictate that, to find the hidden homeless, you essentially triple the number of those counted. Mayor Peter Milobar has suggested, as has Genshorek, that to truly obtain a provincial view of the numbers of largely transient folks, homeless counts throughout B.C. should be done on the same day. They both said they plan to lobby for that

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change. They both said they also think the counts perhaps don’t need to be done annually. We know there are homeless people in Kamloops — lots of them. That baseline has been established. Rather then spending money and manpower reinventing the wheel, as my mother would say, let’s acknowledge there is a baseline, an understanding of the size of the issue. And, let’s also accept that, despite everything that’s been done in the past years — more transitional housing, more shelter space, new programs, more affordable housing

— it hasn’t been enough. Let’s skip the annual report to the community HAP must do. If you ever go to one, you’ll know it’s just telling the people who already know and care what they already know and care about. The series of articles in 2002 generated an overwhelming outpouring of donations, to the point that the back area of our building was starting to look like a warehouse of clothes, sleeping bags and blankets. A recent poll in KTW asked if Kamloopsians have or plan to do anything to help the homeless. More than three-quar-

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ters who responded said no. That is stunning — and appalling. It is shameful. And, that fact is what HAP and the other social agencies should be addressing, rather than doing counts. The solution? I wish I knew. But it’s not spending hours and who knows how much money planning to do a count that really doesn’t ever change much and isn’t remotely accurate. Dale Bass is a reporter with Kamloops This Week. Her email address is dale@kamloopsthisweek.com

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YOUR OPINION Gas competition ‘needed’ Dear Editor: I was so happy to see people protesting local gas prices and to see the protest covered in Tuesday’s Merritt Herald. It’s about time. I have been incensed about gas prices since I returned to the Nicola Valley and have recently been really grumpy to see that gas prices even on Vancouver Island are lower than ours — $108.9/litre, according to bcgasprices.com. So I want to let locals know how the problem was cured on Salt Spring Island while I was living there. For years, gas prices on Salt Spring were the highest in all of Canada. The story was the same as Chevron gave the Merritt Herald: gas companies set “the price for all of [their] stores and that gas station owners have no control of the price.” A few years ago, Co-op Gas

took over a gas station on Salt Spring and now gas prices are magically the same at all stations on Salt Spring as they are on the rest of Vancouver Island — competitive. As they should be. I encourage everyone to send letters and emails to Federated Co-operatives Limited to encourage them to open a gas station in Merritt. Home Office and Saskatoon Region: Box 1050, Saskatoon, SK S7K 3M9 Email: inquiries@fcl.ca This is the organization that has the Co-op Gas Bar in Salmon Arm: Perhaps some good competition will cure the ills of high gas prices for Merrittonians as it did for Salt Spring Islanders. Sincerely, Jackie Stibbards Merritt

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Operation Christmas Child aims for 100 millionth shoe box Dear Editor: Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Campaign is celebrating its 20th year of operation in North America. These gift-filled shoeboxes make their way to children in underdeveloped countries whose lives have been traumatized by war, extreme poverty, natural disasters and disease. Ninety-four million boxes were distributed world- wide by 130 countries last year, and this year we hope to reach a milestone and collect our 100 millionth shoebox. Our little town of Merritt collected 363 shoeboxes last season, but we hope to reach our goal of 400 this

year. It is a fun and meaningful charity for families, churches, schools, businesses and organizations to get involved in and we have only until Nov. 25 to accomplish this. Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child is the world’s largest Christmas project and transcends all political and religious barriers to reach the most needed children. They also visit children in hospitals and orphanages with these gift boxes. Boxes and envelopes with instructions are available at all churches in town, Curves Gym, Bench School, The Nicola Valley Dollar Mart and the Greyhound

Bus Depot, which also generously delivers all boxes free of charge to the main collection centre in Calgary where they are then inspected before being shipped off to their final destination. You can also use recycled shoeboxes as well. Make sure you indicate age and gender of child and include an assortment of new, good-quality items for the appropriate age group. Good suggestions for gift items are listed in the brochures. Remember, this is probably the first Christmas gift these children have ever received so let’s make it special. The children love getting personalized cards, letters and photos of you or your family as

there is a translator in each area to read out your greeting. Please do not put in items that can leak, break, melt or freeze (so no liquids or gels). All candy must be hard and wrapped. Please no war-related toys, used items, gum, chocolate, playing cards or toothpaste. No religious material is added to your box so this is a great project for schools to get involved in too. This year our boxes from Western Canada and the North will go to impoverished areas in the following countries: Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Venezuela, Paraguay, Guinea and Equatorial Guinea. You can even pack

and donate a box online: just go to samaritanspurse.ca and click on Operation Christmas Child. The deadline for boxes to be in is Nov. 25 and they can be dropped off at the participating locations in town or at the Evangelical Free Church between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesday to Friday. The E-Free church (by Rotary Park) is the main collection site and will be having a dedication service on Nov. 25 at 10 a.m. when all boxes need to be in. If you have any questions you can contact Sue Peachey at 3782717. Donations of $7 per box help to cover overseas shipping costs. They are

appreciated but not essential. If you don’t want to pack a box but wish to donate to this ministry that too can be put in the envelope provided or can be made online at Samaritan’s Purse website. Thanks to all those businesses, churches, schools and organizations that have helped out in the past. Hope to see you again this year. One last reminder, if you have boxes at home that did not get used last year, please drop them off at participating locations. Many thanks, Sue Peachey, Merritt Co-ordinator for Operation Christmas Child

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Police notes and drinking water The following is an excerpt from the Oct. 23 City of Merritt council meeting. Crime Stoppers Merritt and Nicola Valley Crime Stoppers hosted its second annual fundraiser at the Quilchena Hotel on Sept. 29. This year’s “Mafia Murders” featured seven local professionals who fine tuned their Italian accents and entertained the audience for an hour with a “whodunit?” murder mystery. Early estimates show that Crime Stoppers raised around $3,000. These funds will be used to pay out the anonymous tipsters who provide valuable information to the RCMP. Literacy Merritt and Nicola Valley Society The Bright Red Bookshelf program continues to be wellreceived by the community. Donations piled up at the CPO over the summer awaiting the next round of MSS students to sort and deliver the books to the various shelf locations in the community. The society held a visioning session in September and has identified their priorities for the next year. Social Planning Council The Social

Planning Council has partnered with Enterprising Non Profits, United Way TNC and CFNV offered a “Building a Social Enterprise” workshop in Merritt on Sept. 20. The workshop is for representatives of non-profit organizations that are looking to “enhance delivery on mission and programs, respond to increased local community needs, diversity revenue sources, or improve self-sustainability options. The workshop offered a day of learning about the what and how of social enterprise. By attending this workshop, non-profit organizations become eligible to apply for an ENP technical assistance grant. Close to 40 participants representing various non-profit groups attended the workshop. Housing Task Group The Housing Task Group had a positive meeting with BC Housing in September as they indicated that there is some limited funding available for our community’s winter shelter this year, although it is yet to be formally announced. The shelter will continue to be volunteer driven; however, extra funding will allow for some paid staff. A location for this year’s shelter has yet

to be determined as last year’s building is no longer available. The priorities for the task group now include finding a location, volunteer recruitment, and solidifying funding for the shelter to be opened in December for four months. School Zone Safety Blitz The Community Policing Office’s Speed Watch program has partnered with School District 58, ICBC, the Merritt RCMP, Central Interior Traffic Services and Tim Hortons for a positive ticket program that recognizes drivers in school zones who are obeying the posted speed limits. Three elementary schools have been selected to work with in the month of October: Merritt Bench Elementary School, NicolaCanford Elementary School and Merritt Central Elementary School. Students at these three school have

been provided with an art space on the positive tickets to draw a picture or write a message to parents either thanking them or reminding them to slow down. On the day of the blitz, select students from Grades 4-7 will be working with speed watch volunteers, the RCMP, and community policing staff to distribute the positive tickets in the school zones in an area marked by speed watch equipment, including pylons and portable radar equipment. Safety is the number one priority and the students will be under close supervision of the volunteers and the RCMP. BC Water and Waste Association Did you know that more than 75 communities in B.C. carried out activities during Drinking Water Week 2012 to help their residents understand what it takes to bring clean, safe water to their homes and businesses?

Drinking Water Week is an extremely powerful way for communities to educate residents about our drinking water in B.C., including where it comes from, where it ends up, and the many people and processes involved along the way. BC Water and Waste Association is pleased to invite your community to participate in next year’s Drinking Water Week, May 13-19. Should you choose to get involved, BCWWA will provide you with a variety of free Drinking Water Week resources and materials that can be customized with your local logo and/ or messages. These resources are intended to complement your own regional engagement and awareness initiatives. Our goal is to reach as many communities as possible with these vital messages. Let’s work together to make this happen. With your help, we look forward to a successful Drinking Water Week 2013.

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After-school program experiments with mad science By Emily Wessel THE HERALD

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The multipurpose room at the Merritt Library is anything but quiet on Thursday afternoons. The library is running an after-school science club for kids aged six to 12, and the experiments can get raucous. “If it’s slimy or explosive or smelly, it’s cool,” Merritt Library Children’s Programming Co-ordinator Marla Reed said. On Thursday, the group learned that bubbles pop when they react with contaminants on skin, not because of contact itself. The bouncing bubble experiment also showed them that adding a polymer to homemade bubble formula, such as glycerin, made the bubbles sturdier and able to bounce from one gloved hand to another. “You have to shake it off the stick and then play volleyball with it,” 10-year-old Reese Paterson said. Eight-year-old Taylor Rodie said it was her favourite experiment yet. “It’s fun because I’ve never touched a bubble before,” she said. Reed starts with explanation of the day’s experiment at 3:30 p.m. and lets the kids take over until 4:45 p.m. when the class ends. “The kids all love the mad science element,” Reed said. “We don’t do a lot of high academia here, but even if it just piques

‘With so many working parents, there’s always a lot of kids who come and hang out in the library after school because it’s a safe place to be.’

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Neither of the oil pipeline projects proposed to cross B.C. should go ahead unless the federal government’s environmental assessment system is restored after Conservative government amendments, NDP leader Thomas Mulcair said Tuesday. Speaking to reporters on a campaign swing to back Murray Rankin’s run in a Nov. 26 byelection, Mulcair said the Conservative government’s proposed exemption of most lakes and rivers from federal environmental scrutiny is added to earlier changes that weaken the process too much for it to be reliable. Both Mulcair and B.C. NDP leader Adrian Dix have strongly opposed Enbridge’s Northern Gateway oil pipeline planned from Alberta to Kitimat. Dix has refrained from making a similar call on Kinder Morgan’s proposal to twin the TransMountain pipeline from Edmonton to Burnaby. But Mulcair said there is no way such an expansion could proceed with the rules the way they are. “To the extent that you can’t even discuss these things in the absence of a thorough, credible, complete assessment process, you can’t therefore even discuss an increase in flow and an increase in tanker traffic, because the condition is carrying out a thorough examination,” Mulcair said. “And the Conservatives have gutted that. They’ve rendered it meaningless.” Rankin, a lawyer who advised the B.C. NDP on its plan to withdraw B.C. from

the joint review of Northern Gateway, is running in a byelection to replace retired Victoria MP Denise Savoie. Rankin agreed with Mulcair that the Kinder Morgan proposal shouldn’t proceed with the current system, adding that there has not yet been a formal application for the TransMountain expansion. Mulcair said

the most damaging change is making assessments subject to cabinet approval, so even if an expert panel rejects a project, it can be overruled. Prime Minister Stephen Harper has insisted that Northern Gateway and other projects will still be approved or denied on scientific grounds only. When federal Transport Minister Denis Lebel announced changes to

the Navigable Waters Protection Act in October, he said the 1882 legislation had greatly overextended its original intent. Lebel cited a lake near Edmonton that required 80 separate federal assessments to build boat docks for cottages. Other environmental laws still apply to protect lakes and rivers, whether they are navigable or not, he said.

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WHEN WHE N WE WE LOOK LOOK BACK BA IIN N THE HISTORY of the Bible, we Ànd that God’s people, the children of Israel, became slaves in Egypt because the Egyptians were afraid of them. God had plans of His own. He wanted them out of Egypt and free. So God, through Moses, went to Pharaoh and asked him to let the people go. Pharaoh said that he didn’t know this God and would not let those people go. God then sent plagues on Egypt. The Àrst was to turn the water into blood. That stopped all work and that allowed the slaves time to get ready to move. In all, God sent ten plagues: 1) water turned to blood, 2) frogs 3) lice 4) swarms of Áies 5) pestilence - epidemic disease on livestock 6) boils on man and beast 7) severed hail storm 8) swarms of locusts 9) darkness 10).... The strange thing about theses plagues was that the Àrst three fell on the whole land

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Chamber of commerce keeping busy The Merritt and District Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for a busy year, starting with the Country Christmas parade on Nov. 23. “It hasn’t been the best of times over the last three or four years, so with these things, once they drop off, it’s a little more involved to bring them back to their former glory,” Secretary-Treasurer Darryl Brooks said, adding that the chamber is focused mostly on the parade and midnight madness. But once the Country Christmas weekend is over, it’s not all back to business with the chamber. The organization has a number of initiatives lined up to strengthen Merritt’s business community, including its Annual Business Excellence Awards gala, which this year will be a separate event from the Annual General Meeting. “Those awards, of course, include Business of the Year and the Tourism Award, and they tend to get

some public interest,” Brooks said. The chamber is also in charge of signage on the highways around Merritt to attract people passing through to local businesses, and Brooks said it works with the City of Merritt to make facilitating businesses easier. “We try to work with the City to make sure that the issues that our businesses come up with are being handled in a proper way, and as a chamber of commerce, we have more clout with the city than just one business all by itself would have,” Brooks said. “We want to make sure that everybody’s being treated fairly.” The chamber is also a filter for government grants and funding opportunities for local businesses. “That’s what the chamber is all about: business-tobusiness,” Brooks said. reporter@merrittherald.com

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work with financial advisors to create personal financial plans throughout university, for postgraduates, it becomes even more important to develop good financial habits that they can carry throughout their careers.” One of the issues for many post-graduates is tackling debt. According to a Canadian Council on Learning report, student debt reached $15 billion in 2010 under the federal Canada Student Loans Program. “Starting a career while work-

ing off debt is a common situation for young professionals, so they shouldn’t feel discouraged or alone in this,” says Roberts. “We work with many graduates and young professionals to create financial plans that set out realistic approaches to repaying debt in a manageable way.” Roberts suggests young professionals consider finding a banking program tailored for professionals, as well as a credit card that earns rewards they will use.

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Learning sombre lessons from natural disasters

NARAYAN MITRA You Gotta Have FAITH Last week, we were overwhelmed as the TV screens scrolled news about natural disasters on several fronts, both in B.C. and in northeast U.S. I wish I could distance myself from the questions raised by natural disasters. Questions that gnaw at my soul include, “Is God telling us, our country, our world something specific? Is this the beginning of the end?” I wish I knew final and definite answers. But that requires me to be God Himself. Having been relieved of that privilege and responsibil-

ity, my next best option is to seek answers in His final and definite revelation in the Bible. Nature is wobbly, infected and terrorized by Satan. Natural disasters are not “acts of God” like the insurance industry would describe nature’s fury. They could just as easily be acts of Satan. We can underestimate Satan’s power, but anything he does is under the determinative control of God. God’s common grace keeps the earth from complete destruction. Satan’s present version of natural disasters is an approved-for-all-audiences preview of what will happen when divine mercy is removed. When God’s plans for this warm Earth are done, the Sovereign Creator will create the new Earth — one totally attached to Him. What does natural evil tell us about humanity? 1. Natural disaster highlights man’s

inability to predict and control. The quest of the secular (that is, without reference to God) “humanist” enterprise is deficient at its very premise. Man is not the measure or foundation of anything. He is small, weak, and at the mercy of the elements. Natural disasters call for humility before God and remind believers to find their security in Him (Ps. 46:1-3). 2. Natural disasters may bring out the best in compassion and community. The whole world unites for search and rescue, recovery and aid, for relief and development. Christians, with their special obligation to love their neighbours and especially to do good to the household of faith (Gal. 6:10), ought to serve in the forefront of aid and relief efforts with unselfish abandon and generosity. 3. Natural disaster, also provokes mankind’s resistance and defiance

of God. Unable to predict and without hope, humanity rebels against the God who could have exercised control of the elements. In Rev. 16:21, gigantic hailstones, weighing about a hundred pounds each, fell from heaven on people, but they blasphemed God because of the plague of hail, since it was so horrendous. Christians can function as watchmen warning people of future disaster and respectfully pleading for the apathetic to awaken and the defiant to become compliant to God’s terms for human salvation (Ezek. 33:1-6). 4. However, natural disasters can showcase human resilience and perseverance. In fulfilment of the God-given mandate to rule nature (Gen. 1:26 27; Ps. 8), we can flourish precisely where we have endured calamity. 5. At other times, natural disasters induce reflection and repen-

tance. At the face of disaster, whether manmade (Lk. 13:1-3) or by natural causes (Lk. 13:4) — the tower fell probably due to an earthquake — we must repent and evidence fruit (Lk. 13:6-9). Let us then repent, for eternity is infinitely more important than Earth; relationships are finitely more so than tasks; and life definitely more than raiment.

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NVFS to show ‘Headhunters’ The Norwegian film is the society’s third series installment

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The Nicola Valley Film Society will be showing the Norwegian film Headhunters as the third installment in its 2012-13 season. The film follows headhunter and art thief Roger Brown on his heists, where he replaces original artwork with forged pieces. Nicola Valley Film Society past president and publicist Cathy Frizzell said it was star Aksel Hennie who piqued the society’s interest in showing the film. “He’s considered Norway’s most famous actor,” Frizzell said. “That sounded interesting, with the combination of the crime, the thrilling kind of aspect of it, and it takes place around art so it had a lot of things that propelled us to pick it.” Frizzell said the society chose the film based on the audience’s positive reception of Max Manus, another Norwegian film that the group showed in 2010. Hennie starred in the title role as a Second World War saboteur. “People were really impressed with Max Manus, and they talked about how interesting it was to have something from Norway,” she said. “It sort of all came together as something that sounded interesting, and it’s a crime thriller so it’s not something we’ve tended to show in the past. This sounded like a great opportunity.” Headhunters won the Public Choice Award at Norway’s prestigious 2012 Amanda Awards. It’s also based on the 2008 novel of the same name by Jo Nesbo, who’s famous for his twisting plots and dark sensibilities.

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FEATURE HOMES Very nicely renovated- bright and beautiful, describes this 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom family home located on a large lot. The home features new flooring, new gas fireplace, new main bathroom and much more! The home also features wide hallways, large bedrooms, huge rec room down, and large deck to enjoy the mountain views. Two car attached garage/shop.

$329,000

M3828

Like new, two bedroom bungalow, in the popular bare land strata known as Parkview. Landscaping is a budget priority and it shows. New roof, new carpet and paint, quick possession.

$269,000

M3834 • Unique layout that awaits your touch • 2 lots, 2 titles • Detached double garage • Central location provides easy access

NEW LISTINGS

$135,000

• • • • •

• All Units Rented • 2 Year Old Roof • Lots of parking space • Short walk to city centre

$198,000

M3839

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M3792

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

Location-Got it! Spacious Living- Got it! Immaculate 3 level – 5 possibly 6 bed, 5and ½ bath home, 5 piece ensuite Huge master suite w/sitting area, walk-in closet Large 3 bay garage-RV parking, fruit trees

$459,900

$182,000

M3837

M3813

• Nice park w/ river across the road

• Bright & open describe this 2 bdrm, 1 bath home • Well kept 3 bedroom manufactured home

• Rent to own considered

• 3 bdrm home w/ good sized fenced yard

• Laminate flring, skylight, lge bdrms

• 18x20 interlocking driveway

• Buy your own home

• Laminate flring in main areas

• Open kitchen, dinrm & lvgrm

• 6 appliances, newer paint & flooring • Nice 3 bdrm, 2 bath home

• New tub surround & lino in bathroom

• Lge yd w/ mature trees

• Garden area, 2 decks, storage shed • Appliances included

$30,000

$35,000

M3796

M3755

$44,000

M3607

$49,900

M3270


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Phone: 250-378-6181

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

www.royallepage.ca/merritt

250-378-6181

Karen Bonneteau Sales Rep

John Issac Sales Rep

Claudette Edenoste Sales Rep

250-315-5178

250-378-1586

250-280-0689

johnissac@telus.net

kbonneteau@telus.net

tommcdongh@royallepage.ca

Lynda Property Manager

250-378-6181

LOGAN LAKE • • • •

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

$58,000

M3787

• • • •

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

$69,000

L3824

• • • •

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

$76,900

• • • • M3486

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

$113,000

L3823

• • • •

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

$120,000

M3807

• • • •

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

$120,000

M3797

• • • •

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

$125,000

M3814

• • • •

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

$135,000

M3792

• • • •

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

$138,000

M3652 • • • •

Attention all contractors working at the mine!! 3 bdrm mobile located in a quiet CDS Completely furnished home w/ a deck 2 storage sheds & upgraded electrical

$99,700 • • • •

Nice 3, possible 4 bedroom, 2 bath home 2 lots for X-large yard, totally fenced New roof on original home in 2011 New HW tank in 2011, Large kitchen

$142,000

M3836

• • • •

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

$149,500

M3751

• • • •

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

$160,000

M3744

• • • •

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

$164,500

M3795

• • • •

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

$165,000

M3365

• • • •

Bright, quiet and comfortable strata retirement home This home is wheelchair accessible - large rooms Gated community within walking distance to downtown 2 large bedrooms, 5 piece bathroom with separate walk-in shower.

$179,000

M3833

• • • •

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

$182,000

• • • • M3813

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

$193,000

e!! v i s lu

M3821

• • • • •

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

$206,000

M3825

• • • •

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

$206,500

M3761

• • • •

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

$217,000

M3729

• • • •

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

$235,000

• • • • M3689

D!! L O S

• Bright & beautiful 5 bdrm, 3 bath family Bench home • New flring, gas f/place, more… • Large bedrooms, in-law ste, lge oak kitchen • Must be views to appreciate all it has to offer

• Amazing new 3 bdrm, 2 bath Rancher w/ open flr plan

• Backyd totally fenced, landscaped & 18.5x12 deck

• • • •

$329,000

$334,900

$319,000

M3828

• Extras include: 10’ ceilings, lge kitch, crown moldings • 5 quality new appl, gas f/p in lvg rm M3762

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

$239,000

M3764

• • • • •

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

$275,000

M3811

• • • •

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

M3794

• • • •

$199,900

$299,900

M3819

• • • •

M3731

• • • •

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

$349,000

M3727

• • • •

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

$359,000

M3529

• • • •

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

$429,000

M3765

• • • •

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

$435,000

• • • • M3801

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

$319,000.

$439,000

M3826

2 bdrm, 2 bath manufactured home Sits on its own lot Open floor plan, upgraded appliances Stop renting-build equity $144,000 M3809

• • • •

• • • •

• • • •

Location-Got it! Spacious Living- Got it! Immaculate 3 level – 5 possibly 6 bed, 5and ½ bath home, 5 piece ensuite Huge master suite w/sitting area, walk-in closet Large 3 bay garage-RV parking, fruit trees

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

$599,000

• • • •

M3815

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

$199,000

M3780

• • • •

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

$57,000

• • • •

M3692

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

$205,000

M3728

• • • •

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

• • • •

M3758

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

$217,000

M3603

• • • •

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

$79,000

• • • •

M3534

Seclusion & privacy, off the grid living 20 acres 9 kms from Merritt toward Lilly Lake All new fencing & custom made gateway Creek&2waterholes,perfectweekendgetaway

$220,000

M3832

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

• • • •

$89,000

$99,000

• • • •

M3707

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

$349,000

• • • • M3478

One of a kind lot in Lower Nicola Cleared & level in an incredibly quiet location Water serviced by Lower Nicola Water Works Approved for septic & HST already paid M3827

Excellent downtown location Chain linked fencing all around perimeter Includes forklift, bobcat Will consider a lease w/ option to buy

$395,000

M3829

• • • •

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

$100,000

• • • •

• • • • M3495

Largeopencommercialspace(approx6500sf) 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

$440,000

L3779

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

$156,900

M3749

$459,900

M3837

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

$189,000

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• 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

• • • •

$850,000

$221,500

M3697

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

M3766

Great starter or investment 5 bdrms on lge corner lot New kitch, bathrms, flring throughout New h/e furnace, a/c roof, windows… M3818

M3810

Spacious 4 bdrm home Family neighborhood, awesome deck Huge Jacuzzi tub & pool table All appliances & window coverings $258,000 M3806

! l es ! t t i T Two

• • • • • • • •

Fabulous views 4 bdrm home In-law basement suite Laminate floors, central vac and more $210,000 M3802

M3838

$249,000 • • • • •

M3808

New Home with HST included 3BR and 3Baths on Main floor Bsmt with 2 BD suite &family & rec room Large Home, ready for you

D!! L O S

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!!

$125,000

M3741 • • • •

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

REVENUE PROPERTYWell maintained, secure bldging Updated condo, central location Stratainclheath/w,cable,caretaker&ydmaint. Small pets allowed

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

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• • • •

M3831

• • • •

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

$279,900

M3805

ve!! i s u l Exc

• • • • •

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

$445,000

M3822

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

$525,000

• • • •

M3820

• • • •

Completely redone & gorgeous New windows, siding, roof, h/w tank New kitchen, floors & electrical Solarium off dinrm, the list goes on…. $255,000 M3817


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Phone: 250-378-6181

Tom McDonagh Broker

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

www.royallepage.ca/merritt

250-378-6181

Karen Bonneteau Sales Rep

John Issac Sales Rep

Claudette Edenoste Sales Rep

250-315-5178

250-378-1586

250-280-0689

johnissac@telus.net

kbonneteau@telus.net

tommcdongh@royallepage.ca

Lynda Property Manager

250-378-6181

LOGAN LAKE • • • •

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

$58,000

M3787

• • • •

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

$69,000

L3824

• • • •

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

$76,900

• • • • M3486

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

$113,000

L3823

• • • •

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

$120,000

M3807

• • • •

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

$120,000

M3797

• • • •

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

$125,000

M3814

• • • •

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

$135,000

M3792

• • • •

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

$138,000

M3652 • • • •

Attention all contractors working at the mine!! 3 bdrm mobile located in a quiet CDS Completely furnished home w/ a deck 2 storage sheds & upgraded electrical

$99,700 • • • •

Nice 3, possible 4 bedroom, 2 bath home 2 lots for X-large yard, totally fenced New roof on original home in 2011 New HW tank in 2011, Large kitchen

$142,000

M3836

• • • •

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

$149,500

M3751

• • • •

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

$160,000

M3744

• • • •

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

$164,500

M3795

• • • •

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

$165,000

M3365

• • • •

Bright, quiet and comfortable strata retirement home This home is wheelchair accessible - large rooms Gated community within walking distance to downtown 2 large bedrooms, 5 piece bathroom with separate walk-in shower.

$179,000

M3833

• • • •

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

$182,000

• • • • M3813

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

$193,000

e!! v i s lu

M3821

• • • • •

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

$206,000

M3825

• • • •

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

$206,500

M3761

• • • •

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

$217,000

M3729

• • • •

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

$235,000

• • • • M3689

D!! L O S

• Bright & beautiful 5 bdrm, 3 bath family Bench home • New flring, gas f/place, more… • Large bedrooms, in-law ste, lge oak kitchen • Must be views to appreciate all it has to offer

• Amazing new 3 bdrm, 2 bath Rancher w/ open flr plan

• Backyd totally fenced, landscaped & 18.5x12 deck

• • • •

$329,000

$334,900

$319,000

M3828

• Extras include: 10’ ceilings, lge kitch, crown moldings • 5 quality new appl, gas f/p in lvg rm M3762

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

$239,000

M3764

• • • • •

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

$275,000

M3811

• • • •

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

M3794

• • • •

$199,900

$299,900

M3819

• • • •

M3731

• • • •

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

$349,000

M3727

• • • •

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

$359,000

M3529

• • • •

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

$429,000

M3765

• • • •

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

$435,000

• • • • M3801

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

$319,000.

$439,000

M3826

2 bdrm, 2 bath manufactured home Sits on its own lot Open floor plan, upgraded appliances Stop renting-build equity $144,000 M3809

• • • •

• • • •

• • • •

Location-Got it! Spacious Living- Got it! Immaculate 3 level – 5 possibly 6 bed, 5and ½ bath home, 5 piece ensuite Huge master suite w/sitting area, walk-in closet Large 3 bay garage-RV parking, fruit trees

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

$599,000

• • • •

M3815

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

$199,000

M3780

• • • •

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

$57,000

• • • •

M3692

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

$205,000

M3728

• • • •

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

• • • •

M3758

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

$217,000

M3603

• • • •

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

$79,000

• • • •

M3534

Seclusion & privacy, off the grid living 20 acres 9 kms from Merritt toward Lilly Lake All new fencing & custom made gateway Creek&2waterholes,perfectweekendgetaway

$220,000

M3832

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

• • • •

$89,000

$99,000

• • • •

M3707

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

$349,000

• • • • M3478

One of a kind lot in Lower Nicola Cleared & level in an incredibly quiet location Water serviced by Lower Nicola Water Works Approved for septic & HST already paid M3827

Excellent downtown location Chain linked fencing all around perimeter Includes forklift, bobcat Will consider a lease w/ option to buy

$395,000

M3829

• • • •

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

$100,000

• • • •

• • • • M3495

Largeopencommercialspace(approx6500sf) 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

$440,000

L3779

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

$156,900

M3749

$459,900

M3837

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

$189,000

he Cac !! ek Cre

• 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

• • • •

$850,000

$221,500

M3697

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

M3766

Great starter or investment 5 bdrms on lge corner lot New kitch, bathrms, flring throughout New h/e furnace, a/c roof, windows… M3818

M3810

Spacious 4 bdrm home Family neighborhood, awesome deck Huge Jacuzzi tub & pool table All appliances & window coverings $258,000 M3806

! l es ! t t i T Two

• • • • • • • •

Fabulous views 4 bdrm home In-law basement suite Laminate floors, central vac and more $210,000 M3802

M3838

$249,000 • • • • •

M3808

New Home with HST included 3BR and 3Baths on Main floor Bsmt with 2 BD suite &family & rec room Large Home, ready for you

D!! L O S

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!!

$125,000

M3741 • • • •

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

REVENUE PROPERTYWell maintained, secure bldging Updated condo, central location Stratainclheath/w,cable,caretaker&ydmaint. Small pets allowed

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

Exc

• • • •

M3831

• • • •

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

$279,900

M3805

ve!! i s u l Exc

• • • • •

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

$445,000

M3822

roft c h As

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

$525,000

• • • •

M3820

• • • •

Completely redone & gorgeous New windows, siding, roof, h/w tank New kitchen, floors & electrical Solarium off dinrm, the list goes on…. $255,000 M3817


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DAVID L. BROWN Managing YOUR MONEY It’s becoming more common to be in a common-law relationship. The latest census figures show that the number of Canadian common-law couples rose 13.9 per cent between 2006 and 2011 — that’s about 4.5 times the rate of growth for married couples (at 3.1 per cent), according to Stats Canada’s 2011 Census of Population: Families, households, marital status, structural type of dwelling and collectives. Your professional advisor can tell you the specific financial issues relating to commonlaw relationships. Here are 10 to consider: 1. According to the federal Income Tax Act, a couple is considered to be in a commonlaw relationship if they have lived together in a conjugal relationship for a period of 12 months or have lived together for a shorter time but are raising a child together. For income tax purposes, they are treated the same as a married couple. 2. If you meet the test for

being considered a common-law couple under the Income Tax Act, be sure to file your income tax returns as a couple. Filing as an individual could result in consequences related to filing a false return, and could also potentially result in the loss of various federal benefits, including the CPP survivor benefit. 3. The law in many provinces does not give commonlaw couples the same rights as married couples. For example, in Alberta, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Québec and the Yukon, common-law partners whose relationship breaks down do not have any statutory right to a division of property, no matter how long they have lived together. 4. You and your commonlaw partner should discuss how you will reconcile your individual financial objectives, resources and obligations should your relationship come to an end. Consider writing down your intentions regarding a potential division of assets in a cohabitation agreement. Attach your agreement to a list of each partner’s assets and personal effects. 5. Discuss how much you expect to spend, save and invest and who will manage your shared finances, including paying the bills and splitting household expenditures. 6. Make sure you each have a valid will that reflects your rights to property division in your province of residence.

Given the frequency of changes in the law in this area, it’s crucial that you speak to your legal and financial advisors regularly and update as required. 7. Review and revise as necessary the beneficiaries for your life insurance policies and registered investment plans. 8. Designate a power of attorney to act for you should you become mentally incompetent. 9. If you have children from a previous relationship, be sure that they are included in your estate plan. Leaving everything to your new spouse through direct beneficiary designations could inadvertently disinherit your children. You should speak to your legal and financial advisors to ensure your children are covered. 10. Don’t make the common mistake of solving all your financial complexities on your own. Professional financial and legal advisors can also be your effective partner in achieving all your life goals. 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 250-315-0241 or at david. brown@investorsgroup.com to book your appointment.

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(NC)—In the current age of recession and high unemployment, it’s rare to come across a business whose biggest problem is finding enough talented people to hire because sales keep doubling every year. But this has been the case for Kevin Richer since 2007, when at the age of 27, he first launched his Wooky Entertainment toy company. Now, with the release of new product lines like Mathable — a numerical variation of the board game Scrabble — 2012 is shaping up to be the biggest year yet for this creative Montrealer. Success, however, has been anything but pure luck. Richer was born into a long line of toy manufacturers and he’d been developing new

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DR. CARRIE-LYNN SNEE The VIEWPOINT Riley was already four years old when he went to the optometrist, with his three-year-old sister, Layla, for the first time. His older brother, Logan, went for his first appointment the year prior (when he was five) and had very good vision and healthy eyes. “With three kids so close in age, and Logan having good vision,”

Riley’s Mom Leah Fraser said. “I admit putting off getting the other children’s eyes checked.” Riley was starting preschool and his mom thought she had better get him checked, just to be safe, and it’s a good thing she did. Although Riley had no symptoms, an optometric eye examination revealed leakage of the retinal vessels in his right eye. Riley was diagnosed with familial exudative vitreoretinopathy (FEVR) a genetic disease that causes the blood vessels inside the eye to develop abnormally, resulting in fluid and blood to leak into the clear gel which

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DR. COLIN GAGE Spinal COLUMN When the snow, ice and frigid weather finally shows up, watch out, says the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). Winter recreational activities and chores can pose problems for the outdoor enthusiast whose body is not in condition. Winter sports like skating, skiing and sledding can cause painful muscle spasms, strains or tears if you’re not in shape. Even shovelling snow the wrong way, clambering awk-

wardly over snow banks, slipping on sidewalks and wearing the wrong kinds of clothing can pose the potential for muscle spasms, muscle strains and joint sprains. Simply walking outside in the freezing weather without layers of warm clothing can intensify older joint problems and cause a great deal of pain. As muscles and blood vessels contract to conserve the body’s heat, the blood supply to extremities is reduced. This lowers the functional capacity of many muscles, particularly among the physically unfit. Preparation for an outdoor winter activity, including conditioning the areas of the body that are most vulnerable, can help avoid injury. “Simply put, warming up is essential,” says

Olympic speedskating gold and silver medalist Derek Parra. “In fact, when pressed for time, it’s better to shorten the length of your workout and keep a good warm up than to skip the warm up and dive right into the workout. Skipping your warm up is the best way to get hurt.” Parra, who took both the gold and silver medals during the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, adds that, “You can complete a good warm up in 15 to 20 minutes. And believe me, it will make your workout more pleasant and safe.” Derek Parra and the American Chiropractic Association suggest that you start with some light aerobic activity (jogging, biking, fast walking) for about 7-10 minutes.

Then, follow these tips to help you fight back against the winter weather: Skiing: do 10 to 15 squats. Stand with your legs shoulder width apart, knees aligned over your feet. Slowly lower your buttocks as you bend your knees over your feet. Stand up straight again. Skating: do several lunges. Take a moderately advanced step with one foot. Let your back knee come down to the floor while keeping your shoulders in position over your hips. Repeat the process with your other foot. Sledding/tobogganing: do knee-to-chest stretches to fight compression injuries caused by repetitive bouncing over the snow. Either sitting or lying on your

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People of all ages paid their respects at the cenotaph

BARRIE OGDEN BARRIE’S BANTER Remembrance Day dawned cold and cloudy but that didn’t stop residents from turning out to honour our armed forces heroes — past and present. The gym at the elementary school was jammed, with many folks left standing, and, for me, what was especially heartfelt was the number of young people who attended or were part of the ceremony. Another extra special aspect was that Principal Mochikas travelled to Logan Lake to attend the service and to later present a wreath at the cenotaph. And, despite the very cold temperatures, it was inspiring to see the number of people who walked from the school to the cenotaph. Perhaps the freezing temperature served as a reminder for all of us of the extreme heat or cold weather that

troops in wars everywhere have to deal with. When the Second World War ended in 1945, I’m sure that the whole world breathed a big sigh of relief, but that didn’t last long. In June, 1950, the Korean War began and lasted until 1953. There were U.S. troops in Vietnam since 1961, but in 1966 their government declared war, which lasted until 1973. Many of us have lived through many of these horrific events, if not all of them. When U.S. veterans returned home at the end of the Vietnam War, their sacrifices, their mental and physical wounds and financial needs were ignored by both their government and their fellow citizens resulting in suicide, murder, jail time, psychotic episodes, homelessness, and the breakups of marriages and families. And, as I’m writing this, my anger and rage are off the page given the stories in recent days and weeks about how our government is duplicating what happened after the Vietnam War in not aiding and protecting our men and women who have served in

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Iraq and Afghanistan and who have returned to Canada severely damaged and without the financial, physical and mental assistance they and their families so desperately need. Our MP, Dan Albas, is very good about responding to concerns expressed and, maybe it’s up to us, now that we’ve taken off our poppies, to move out of our comfort zones to make our thoughts about these issues known. So many of the veterans who returned

home at the end of the Second World War suffered with the same problems but, unfortunately at that time, there weren’t the same mental and physical support systems in place. Consequently, these heroes were left to struggle on their own, often, I’m sure, with unfortunate results for themselves, their families and their friends. Why not take the time to write a brief letter asking the government to honour

and respect all veterans by caring for and about them medically, physically, socially and financially? It’s important to note that these letters may be sent postage-free. Mr. Albas, MP, Okanagan-Coquilhalla, #202 – 301 Main St., Penticton, B.C. Letters to Mr. Steven Blaney, Veterans Affairs Minister, may be sent to the House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont. K1A 0A6. Lest we forget.

RCMP reports thefts at cabin, shed Logan Lake RCMP responded to a break in at a cabin near Walloper Lake sometime between Nov. 4 and 9. An antique travel truck with steel corners, edge protection and a locking mechanism was reported stolen. It contained children’s clothing. A black bear rug

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Wednesday night’s rematch between the Merritt Centennials and the visiting Penticton Vees at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena had huge significance on several fronts. It was a showdown for first place in the Interior Division of the BCHL — a position that the Vees have more or less owned for the last 14 months (spanning two seasons), and one that the Centennials have not visited in many years. The contest also came just five days after the Cents handed the Vees a rare — make that very rare — home-ice defeat, 3-2 on Friday. Add to the significance the fact that the Cents are riding a twogame win streak, while the Vees are winless in four, and you have all the ingredients for a classic confrontation of wills and skills. “It is a big game. It is special. It is important. It’s everything,” Cents head coach and GM Luke Pierce said on Tuesday afternoon. The third-year bench boss of the Centennials went on to add, “It’s a great time for us to embrace the position we’re in (two points out of first place), and also get an idea of how ready we are to face pressure situations. “We’re going to face them not only with their full roster, but also in probably the most desperate time they’ve been in over the last couple of years. Win or lose, it’ll be a great opportunity for us to gauge where we’re at, and see how our players respond.” Pierce was hoping that his team’s response Wednesday would be equal to what he witnessed on Friday in Penticton. The Cents played a nearly flawless road game to win by a goal at the South Okanagan Sports

Centre. “You could tell right from the get-go that our players were ready to play,” Pierce said. “I don’t think that we could have played the game plan much better. We played nearly 40 minutes of mistake-free hockey in the first two periods and controlled the game.” Pierce was pleased to see that his troops were unfazed by the Vees scoring the first goal of the game at 9:34 of the first period. “Their first goal was totally against the flow of the game,” the coach said. “To their credit, our players didn’t panic. They showed great determination.” Super gnat Brendan Lamont scored his first of two weekend goals at the 19:46 mark of the opening period to leave the teams tied at the intermission. “He [Lamont] is like a fly that won’t go away,” Pierce described. “You can swat at him, but he keeps coming back.” Sebastien Pare and Brandon Bruce (with his first of two weekend game winners) scored unanswered second period goals to put the Cents firmly in the drivers seat going into the final 20 minutes. The Vees made it interesting down the stretch with their second goal late in the third but a Cents victory was not to be denied. Merritt outshot Penticton 31-19. One of the Vees’ manadvantage situations, midway through the final frame, came about through bizarre circumstances. When Cents netminder Tyler Steel broke his stick during play, back-up goalie Russell Sanderson tossed a fresh piece of lumber to his puck-stopping partner directly from the bench. The illegal act was caught by a linesman, who subsequently reported the indiscretion to referee Mike Boisvert at the first stoppage of

play. The result was a two-minute penalty to Steel for the use of illegal equipment — a rare but absolutely correct call. “I had no idea what had happened,” Pierce said. “I’ve never seen it done in my life.” Saturday, the Centennials faced a Smokies team that was coming off a huge 4-3 overtime victory over the Vernon Vipers the night before. “I knew that Saturday would be a big, if not bigger, challenge than Friday. They [Trail] play a high-risk, high-reward style of game. If you’re not ready to play, you’re in trouble because they’re coming.” Fortunately, the Cents were ready and raring to make it a perfect weekend. After Trail tallied first on the power play, 10:09 into the game, Merritt simply took over the contest — eventually outshooting their opponents 45-28. Regan Soquila on the power play, Bruce shorthanded, and Lamont into an empty net took care of the Centennials scoring in an entertaining battle that saw both goalies — the Cents’ Steel and the Smokies’ Lyndon Stanwood — put on quite a show between the pipes. Next up for the Cents are a pair of road games this weekend. Friday night, Merritt travels to West Kelowna for a meeting with the thirdplace Warriors. Saturday, Merritt is in Salmon Arm for a set-to with the Silverbacks.

(Above) Merritt Centennials assistant captain Silvan ‘The Thorn’ Harper (right) exchanges “pleasantries” with Penticton Vees captain Sam Mellor during last Friday’s 3-2 Cents win. The two teams squared off again last night in a showdown for first place in the Interior Division of the BCHL. (Right) The Cents’ Brandon Bruce scores his second goal and second game-winner of the weekend against the Trail Smoke Eaters on Saturday. Ian Webster/Herald

Bruce wraps up busy week with two game winners Nineteen-year-old Merritt Centennials forward Brandon Bruce could be forgiven if he was feeling a bit roadweary going into his team’s two weekend games against Penticton and Trail. The high-energy second-year Centennial returned to Merritt on Thursday afternoon, shortly after playing four

games in six nights for the Everett Silvertips of the Western Hockey League. Bruce and the Tips played in Tri-Cities (Kennewick, Wash.) on Friday night, in Spokane on Saturday and Tuesday, and back in Everett on Wednesday versus the visiting Red Deer Rebels. “There was quite a

bit of travel, but it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be,” Bruce said. The Cranbrook native wasted little time Friday getting his groove back in a Merritt uniform. Against the Vees in Penticton, his late second- period goal stood up as the winner in a thrilling 3-2 Centennials victory over their division-leading rivals.

Less than 24 hours later, Bruce’s beautiful shorthanded marker off a deft steal, with just over 10 minutes remaining in regulation play, lifted the Centennials to a 3-1 win against a hard-working Trail Smoke Eaters squad that simply refused to quit. “That was definitely a prettier goal,” Bruce said with a laugh.

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Pozzobon 2nd, Rutherford 5th at Okanagans bound Canadian Finals Rodeo By Ian Webster THE HERALD

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Nicola Valley cowboys Ty Pozzobon and Spencer Rutherford came so very close to victory at the 2012 Canadian Finals Rodeo, held at the 18,000seat Rexall Centre in Edmonton on the weekend. The 21-year-old Pozzobon had to settle for 2nd place in the bull riding event, while Rutherford, 27, wound up 5th overall in the team roping competition with his partner, Marty Lillico, from Stettler, Alta. Pozzobon went into this year’s CFR as the

overall money leader with over $33,000 in earnings this season. Despite two wins and a third place over the course of six rounds of intense competition, the Merritt youngster finished second to champion Scott Schiffner of Strathmore, Alta. When the dust had settled, Schiffner had won $73,028 for the year and Pozzobon $67,801. Third place went to Tanner Byrne from Prince Albert, Sask. with $57,189. Pozzobon went into Sunday’s final round of bull riding pretty banged up. The night before, he had a head on collision with a horned beast

named Bull Durham and come out second best — with a gash to the head and a concussion. “He was knocked right out before he hit the ground,” his mother, Leanne, said. “He was down for quite awhile. It was pretty scary.” Despite the doctor’s diagnosis and his mother’s protestations, Pozzobon rode Sunday, knowing he needed a win to take the championship title from Schiffner. “He drew Slash,” Leanne said, “a bull that’s only been ridden once in three years. He lasted 7.2 seconds.” Pozzobon doesn’t have much time to lick

his wounds as he’s off to Saskatoon for this weekend’s Canadian PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Finals. Immediately following, he’ll be travelling to Utah and the start of a new PRCA season. The durable cowboy won’t be home until around Dec. 16. Rutherford and Lillico, who teamed up exclusively for the CFR, picked up a 1st, a 2nd and two 7th-place finishes over the course of six rounds to take home $17,765 each. The duo had one of the fastest times of the five-day competition with a fifthround 5.0 seconds.

For the first time in memory, Merritt Secondary School will be represented by two girls volleyball teams at the Okanagan high school championships this weekend. Both the MSS junior squad, coached by Shelly Moorhead, and Dwayne Suzuki’s senior side qualified for the regional tournament at zone playoffs this week in Kamloops and Vernon respectively. Moorhead���s juniors defeated NorKam 2-0 and Westsyde 2-1 in North Zone playdowns on Nov. 8 to earn the eighth and final spot at the Okanagans, which will be played at Kelowna Secondary School this Friday and Saturday.

“We’re the smallest school going in,” Moorhead said. “Some of the schools are AAA and AAAA, whereas we’re AA. They don’t separate the schools by size in junior. We’re up against some huge competition.” In her 16 years at the helm of the junior program at Merritt Secondary, this will be the first time one of Moorhead’s teams has made Okanagans. “We’ve come third

a couple of times, but never actually earned one of the two available spots to Okanagans. I’m pretty proud of this group of girls.” Suzuki’s senior squad had to play in Vernon on Tuesday of this week to capture their berth in the Okanagans. Despite losing to Revelstoke 2-0, a two-set victory over Summerland (26-24, 25-19) sealed the deal for the Panther squad that has qualified for the AA regionals many times over the years, and even gone to the B.C. high school championships on a couple of occasions. “We’d like to win at least one match in our pool,” Suzuki said. “Then we have a chance to advance on Saturday.” sports@merrittherald.com

MINOR HOCKEY REPORT

Tracker Sportswear midget reps win Chase tourney The Tracker Sportswear midget rep team went a perfect 5-0 at a tournament in Chase to take the first-place trophy. Merritt defeated Mission, 3-1, Fort St. James, 8-3, and Coquitlam, 5-2, in round robin play. In one semi-final, the Tracker squad beat the hosts 6-1, then wrapped up the tournament title with a 7-4 win over Burns Lake. No fewer than 12 different players scored for the Merritt side in the three-day tournament. Leading the way were Malik Miller, Zach Sanderson and Dallas Grismer-Voght (with four

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Aldergrove, Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack, Vernon, Kelowna and North Okanagan. The tournament runs from 4:30 p.m. Friday to 2:45 p.m. on Sunday at both the Nicola Valley Memorial and Shulus Arenas. The Alpha team plays its round robin games on Friday at 4:30 p.m., and on Saturday at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. All three games are in Merritt. Midget House

The Alpha Design bantams are hosting an eight-team tournament this weekend with visiting teams coming from

The NVIT midget house team played their first league game on home ice Sunday, a 4-3 victory over Lillooet.

goals each), and Bradley Colter, Nolan Prowal and Kody Milanese (three goals each). Kristian Stead and Trevor Hillson shared the five victories in net.

Newman and Spencer Vaughan tallied three times apiece, while Carson Lang, Anthony Michel and Garrett MacDonald all had one goal.

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The Ramada Inn peewees were hammered 9-2 by Kamloops in their only weekend game. Gillian Moore and Travos Simon were the lone Merritt scorers.

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22 ANNUAL COMMUNITY CONCERT Presented by the Merritt Arts Council at the Civic Centre. Doors open at 6:00 pm and the concert starts at 7:00 pm. Admission is by donation at the door. This is an event that you won’t want to miss so come early! For more information call Kurt at 250-378-4909 WREATH VIEWING FOR SILENT AUCTION bidding at Civic Centre.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23 CRAFTER’S MALL at the Civic Centre. Doors open at 2:00pm and close at 9:30 pm SILENT AUCTION for wreaths at the Civic Centre. CONCESSION open 2:30pm-5:00pm SANTA PARADE Call Darrel at 250-315-8247. Applicatons at Chamber Office, Baillie House, Country Bug Books & Civic Centre. Starts 7:00pm SANTA’S VILLAGE opens in the Civic Centre after the parade and will remain open until 9:30 pm MERRITT COMMUNITY BAND will perform in the foyer at the Civic Centre after the parade CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME open from 2:00pm-6:00pm and 8:00pm10:00pm

BAILLIE HOUSE after the parade - free DPDPB DPGGFF UFBt#BLF4BMFVOUJMQN VALLEY VISUAL ARTISTS at the Civic Centre. Doors open at 2 pm and close at 9:30 pm MIDNIGHT MADNESS all day until midnight, hourly sales and the Youth Snowflake Contest Q 101 BEAR SOUP KITCHEN FUNDRAISER free hot dogs, hot chocolate & coffee, 10:00am - 2:00pm downtown, Quilchena Ave.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24 CRAFTER’S MALL 9:30am-4:30pm, Civic Ctre MUSIC IN THE LOBBY by students of Cecelia Dyck, 10:30-11:30am SANTA’S VILLAGE 10am-Noon & 1-3 pm, Civic Centre VALLEY VISUAL ARTISTS at the Civic Centre. Doors open at 2 pm and close at 9:30 pm

Merritt scorers were Curtis Dick, Donny Charters, Skylar McLeod and Jessie Cunningham. Senior Girls The McDonald’s senior girls edged Clearwater 1-0 on Friday night. Selena Henry netted the only goal of the game. Other Minor Hockey Games This Weekend Saturday 1:15 Peewee House vs Lillooet (Shulus) 3:00 Bantam Rep vs S. Arm (Shulus)

PEEWEE HOUSE WINNERS The Interior Savings peewee house team got goals from Marco Camastro (2), Austin Hawkins (2), Darius Sam, Jessie Maunu and Jessie Landerkin in a 7-3 victory over Logan Lake on Saturday. (Above) Shown in action are Ethan Simon (black helmet) and Philip McRae. Ian Webster/Herald

Sunday 8:00 Bantam Rep vs S. Arm (Shulus) 10:15 Peewee House vs

WREATH AUCTION BIDDING CLOSES at 3pm, Civic Centre. Winners will be notified between 3:30 pm and 4:30 pm – Wreaths should be picked up by 5:30 pm BAILLIE HOUSE Bake Sale 10:00am-4:00pm CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME open from 10:00am-3:00pm CONCESSION open 9:30am-3:00pm

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25 BREAKFAST WITH SANTA 9 – 11 am at the Civic Centre. Tickets available at the Civic Ctre and Aquatic Ctre in advance for $5.00 or $7.00 at the door

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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 CHRISTMAS HAMPERS The N.V. & District Food Bank would like to inform everyone that the deadline for receiving a Christmas hamper is Thursday, Nov. 29. Please drop by 2026 Quilchena Ave., Monday to Thursday from 10 - 1 p.m. There are specific qualifications you can call 250-378-2282 for more information. OUTERWEAR PROGRAM The Winter Outerwear Program is only offered until Friday, Nov. 23. If ou are in need of winter clothing then be sure to stop by the N.V. & District Food Bank. SOUP BOWL The Soup Bowl is open Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Anglican Church Hall at 1990 Chapman St. SKA-LU-LA Will be having a craft and bake sale on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

at 1775 Coldwater Ave. BETTER BREATHERS The N.V. Better Breather’s will be hosting a meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 21 from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. at the Trinity United Church. Guest speaker Pam Fischer will be talking about personal safety - having a life line. If you need more information please call Richie Gage at 250-378-6266. ARMY Army Parent Association is hosting the 2nd Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at 1775 Coldwater Ave. Applications available at Country Bug Books. NICOLA VALLEY FILM SOCIETY Monday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the NVIT Lecture Theatre Showing “Headhunters” Rated: 18A. Call 250-378-3974 for

more info. ELKS & ROYAL PURPLE Christmas Craft Fair and Bake Sale on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Elks Hall. To book a table, call Mollie at 250-3789788. Lunch available. Home-based businesses welcome. CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE Christmas Craft, Bake Sale and Luncheon on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Catholic Church Hall. Homebased businesses welcome. For table rental call Joan at 250-3783910. 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. NICOLA CANFORD The grade seven’s, are fundraising for their year end trip to Victoria. Come

out and enjoy their “Everything Christmas” Bazaar, Tea and Rummage Sale. Lower Nicola Community Hall, Sunday, Nov. 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bake sale, craft sales and an old-fashioned afternoon tea. Crystal Leier will also be set up to take photos. For more information contact Cathy Cox Neill at coxneill@gmail.com or call 250-378-7919 CURLING CLUB If you are interested in joining a curling league this year please call 250-378-4423 COURTHOUSE GALLERY The Courthouse Gallery presents: “Earth, Fire, and Fibre II -Tradition with Innovation”. The show runs through Dec. 7. 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.

Ages 7-12, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Contact Colleen Mulling at 250-280-0657 or

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. Dec. 12 Christmas Celebration. RSVP by emailing: manager@merrittchamber. com or call 250-3785634. VALLEY VISUAL ARTISTS Valley Visual Artists will be hosting their first Country Christmas Art Sale at the Civic Centre Tea Room during the Country Christmas Celebration, Friday, Nov. 23 and Saturday, Nov. 24.

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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.

Nicola Valley Evangelical Free Church 1950 Maxwell St. • 250-378-9502 Service Time: Sundays 10:00 a.m.

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

Seventh Day Adventist Church XPLORE SPORTS School year camps for 2012/2013 upcoming dates: Dec. 27 & 28, Jan. 2-4, Feb. 15, March 18-22.

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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 - MSS 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: Fran McMurchy at 250-378-4230 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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Simone Finnigan Dec. 04 1922 – Nov. 02 2012 We regret to announce the passing of Simone Finnigan a long time resident of Merritt. Survived by children Albert (Grace) Finnigan, Jean (Dave Janzen) Evans. Irene (Marvin) Chapelle, and Ted (Marlene) Finnigan. Two brothers, Raoul and Marcel Vezina, brother in law William (Yolande) Finnigan and sister in laws Ida Vezina, Flora Guger and Yvetter Tauber. 9 grandchildren, Sue, Lorne, Duane, Les, Terry, Darrell, Nicole, Dean and Kyle. 20 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. Predeceased by husband Amedee, granddaughter Sandra Evans, sister Noella and brother Philip. Service to be held Saturday. Nov. 17 2012 at 1:00 pm at the Catholic Church. Tea to follow at the Senior Center – 1675 Tutill Court.

FRED STREET Dec. 9, 1927 - Nov. 7, 2012 Fred Street of Merritt, BC passed away on November 7, 2012 at 84 years of age. Survived by his loving wife Patricia. Children; Marcia (Steve) Thomson of Abbotsford, BC, Fred (Denise) Street, Ken (Marj) Street, Brian (Bonita) Street, Joanne Semke of Merritt, BC. 11 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, brothers and sisters: Gordon, Harry, Robert, Marj, Alex and many nieces, newphews and numerous friends. Fred is predeceased by his father Bill Street, mother Anne Veness, sister Betty McKenna, Yvonne Street, Theresa Reid, brother Lawrence Street and grandson Steven Street.

Celebration of Life - TBA In lieu of Áowers please donate to “Movember” - Fred Street Jr. (in memory of Fred Sr.) Search: movembercanada, click “donate” - Ànd Fred Street - make donation or donate to Cancer Research - in memory of Fred Street.

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Barbara Katherine Dodding aged 62 years passed away peacefully at Kamloops RIH on October 30, 2012. Lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her husband Paul, daughters Jennifer (Eric) Clarke, Paula (Herb) Scherrer, Dayna (Reeve) Harrison and her five grandchildren Morgan, Dakota, Mason, Madisen and Izabel; her sister Cheryl Ozero and her brother Russell Reid; as well as many relatives, friends and her puppy “Peeks”. Barb was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and a friend to many. She was a “member of honour” of Jobs Daughters Bethel #47, a devoted coach “the boss” to the Hooligans slow pitch baseball team, and she enjoyed knitting and bingo. Barb always expressed her point of view and told it like it was. Her favourite times were spent around a campfire where many a good story was told and she loved to lead us in many sing-a-longs. Barb will be forever missed for her smile, heart, and most of all laughter and song. May she find her bingo hall in the sky. She requested no funeral, however there will be a Celebration of life for her at Edith Lake in late spring (or early summer) of next year. Should friends desire, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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239.95

$

Starting from

$

129.95

*includes installation

Spray-in Bed-Liner

Starting from

99.95

$

00 499. Short $ 00 Long 550.

BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY! From Left to Right: ‘The Beast’ owners; Stewart & Nicholas Hoo, Murray GM team; Matt, Jason Leech (Gen.Mgr.) Doug Smith (Service/Parts Mgr.) Missing- Driver, ‘Crazy’ Leo Urlichich

Proud Supporters of the PaciÀc Forest Rally 2012

Looking to join a great team with amazing beneÀts? TECHNICIANS WANTED!


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www.merrittherald.com

MAIN LOCATION & CLEARANCE CENTRE 123 456 789

& Appliances Ltd.

SALE ENDS November 17th

HOURS: Mon. - Fri. 9 am - 6 pm, Sat.: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Closed Sundays

2025 Coutlee Avenue, Merritt

Phone: 250-378-2332


Merritt Herald, November 15, 2012