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Council debates $86,000 in charity requests By Phillip Woolgar THE HERALD

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Fraser-Nicola MLA candidates Liberal Jackie Tegart (L) and incumbent New Democrat MLA Harry Lali are squaring off for B.C.’s May election. File photos

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As B.C.’s May election looms, FraserNicola MLA candidates are squaring off in what could be a close battle for constituency supremacy. Fraser-Nicola NDP MLA Harry Lali doled out the first challenge, saying the BC Liberals’ approach to nominate the area’s new candidate was “heavyhanded.” Lali’s statement comes nearly two weeks after the BC Liberal Party announced Jackie Tegart as the party’s Fraser-Nicola

MLA candidate in the upcoming election. “There is a clearly established pattern of the BC Liberals’ heavyhandedness with local nominations,” he said. Lali said his fellow New Democrats share the view of a flawed Liberal nomination process that goes against democracy. He said candidates shouldn’t be selected by “party leaders and party brass.” He noted several Liberal candidates in the past who were “dumped” in favour of other candidates, and Tegart’s Jan. 16 announcement as party candidate came 10 days

before local Liberals were invited to nominate their Fraser-Nicola leader in Ashcroft. That invitation, Lali said, was only a formality. But according to Tegart, the selection process is open. “People are encouraged to put their names forward,” she said in response to Lali’s statement. “In the short timeframe, I don’t think it’s a surprise, because it’s a big commitment and I don’t see anything wrong with the way the nomination process was carried out.” She said competition was welcome. Lali also criticized

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Tegart for “remaining silent” during her time as a former president of the B.C. School Trustees’ Association when more than 200 schools were closed over the Gordon Campbell/Clark premierships. Tegart responded, saying school boards have made decisions to close schools based on declining enrolment. “Certainly the school board in our area has lobbied long and hard to ensure quality education for kids in the area,” she said. “We know the importance of schools to communities, but we

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also know the reality of declining enrolment and so school boards are struggling to keep schools open in communities, but they are working with communities and parents and looking for the best solutions within the budgets that they receive.” Lali went on to say he welcomes the competition for the seat as MLA in the FraserNicola, but he added Tegart will have to answer for the “destruction of the social and economic fabric of British Columbia by the Campbell/Clark Liberals.”

The City of Merritt administration and council reviewed 25 grant applications last week, approving at least 14 of the 25 requests. Several other grants that contribute to the $86,000 in requests are still being decided. Nearly $31,000 was dedicated, with another $29,000 in limbo. The most substantial request was for a $20,000 renovation grant to the Merritt Curling Centre. That funding will only be approved if the Curling Club receives a grant from Western Economic Diversification Canada for a reported $35,000. Coun. Mike ‘It’s in bad Goetz was the only naysayer shape and in the motion, this needs to which he said needed more be done.’ —MERRITT CITY investigation before dedicatCOUNCILLOR ing such a large ALASTAIR MURDOCH amount. “I’m not ready to spend $20,000 on someone else’s building,” he said. The Curling Centre, which is on Mamette Avenue, was built from donations collected by members of the Merritt Curling Club, city officials said. However, the city owns the land under the building. According to the city’s chief administrative officer Matt Noble, the community benefits from the buildings, but the ownership isn’t known. “There is no question that this group provides a facility that most communities provide through the parks and rec department,” he said.

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New city website set for launch on Monday By Phillip Woolgar THE HERALD

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The City of Merritt is getting ready to launch the town’s new website, which Economic Development Manager James Umpherson said promises to “blow everybody away.” The launch is scheduled for Monday, with additional features set to roll out over the coming months. “The look is phenomenal,” Umpherson said. “It’s also a radical change from our current website, and if you were going to look at them side by side, you would see a significant change.” Perhaps the most dramatic change is to live streaming of public meetings at City Hall. The content will also be archived on the website, where people can access previous

meetings. The city’s leisure services manager Larry Plotnikoff said the first meetings will likely be streamed by the end of February, but an exact date hasn’t been decided. “For now, we only have provisions for council meetings, but of course that could be expanded to include others as well, once we work out any bugs,” he said. “It’ll be on the city page, but it will be a link. The beauty is people can tap into the meetings, but they can fast-forward and get a excerpt of it instead of watching the whole meeting.” Other streams could include Committee of the Whole meetings and public hearings. Plotnikoff said the format would follow Kamloops’ municipal streaming setup, as both municipalities use

the same company. In addition to the streaming, the new website will include brochure flip books, a banner newsfeed, inquiry options, links to specific organizations, and information about living and doing business in Merritt. Umpherson said the new website is much more visually appealing and drop-down menus are available for most features. “We are telling the community and those on the World Wide Web that we know this is a living process,” he said. “We’ve got as much as we can on the new website, but we also want people’s feedback about how we can improve it by telling us what they would like to see.” The process to develop the new website began around this time last year, during

budget season. Umpherson said he proposed the $25,000 line item to council because the last website was outdated, wasn’t user friendly and it didn’t allow for the easy perusal of documents. After budget approval, staff worked with developer Acro Media Inc. to decide on the details, such as buttons and the overarching Western theme. Migrating the documents and other content from the former site is major part of the development. That requires a lot of work from city staff and Acro. “In the existing website we have about 10 years of information that needed to be migrated to the new website,” Umpherson said. The site is the first municipal website Acro

has developed. “That’s the beauty,” Umpherson said. “This is a leading-edge website development company that has won Canadian and international awards for their website design.” He said the city went with a developer new to municipalities partly because standard templates set out by companies that regularly design for cities don’t accommodate Merritt’s unique needs. “We would have needed to modify [the templates] anyway, so it was easier to go in and say, ‘This is what we require,’” Umpherson said. But the process is far from over, he added. “We are hoping to look down the road at certain things that request things, and do things that aren’t there right now,” he said. “It’s an evolution. We

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The new parking rules around Merritt Central Elementary School have taken effect, but just how effective they are in increasing student safety after school is hit and miss, says principal Leroy Slanzi. “People are still jaywalking out there,” he said. “It’s funny that the police will come and people will stop, but when the police leave, they go back to jaywalking. It’s still dangerous.” The school ‘I don’t think now employs a people real- crossing guard has occasional ized we had and help from Merritt been work- RCMP Traffic ing with [the Services, but once the RCMP are RCMP].’ out of sight, some —CENTRAL ELEMENTARY parents still jaySCHOOL PRINCIPAL walk with kids and LEROY SLANZI stop in no parking zones across the street. However, Slanzi said the problem is largely improved. “I don’t think people realized we had been working with [Const. Tracy Dunsmore at the Community Policing Office] and the police were involved in terms of us setting our plan up, but it’s going a lot better for the kids,” he said, adding that there’s room for improvement. “There are still some things we need to do in terms of barricades in the front of the fence,” he said. “Parents can still get into the parking lot.” The school’s location on a busy road led Slanzi to designate a stretch of fence along

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Voght Street against the school’s field as a drop-off and pick-up zone to avoid cars coming in and leaving the parking lot while children walk across it. Slanzi said with the help of a crossing guard paid for by School District 58, students have taken quickly to the path and the rules they’re supposed to follow. Some students are also volunteering to learn how to be crossing guards. However, Slanzi said the challenges

in avoiding the traffic on Voght Street aren’t over: the school has to contend with increased traffic from the nearby mill, Tolko Industries Ltd. “One of the issues we didn’t count on was the shift change at the mill, right at 3 o’clock,” he said. “That’s made it very congested. That’s part of the reason why we ended up getting a crossing guard out there.”

Curling Centre in rough shape From Page 1 Coun. Dave Baker said prior to earmarking money to fund the centre that the matter is urgent. “The roof is peeling off and falling onto the ice,” he said. “It’s in bad shape and this needs to be done.” The most substantial grant free from conditions is for the Nicola Valley Community Arts Council, which received

nearly $7,000, about $900 of which is in-kind. Council defeated a motion for about $12,000 for the Valley Visual Artists, the majority of which was for a proposal to rent a site near Spirit Square on Granite Avenue for studio space and workshops. However, the Community Policing Office is already in talks with the city to lease the property. “Council is being

given direction to accommodate the CPO,” Mayor Susan Roline said, “so for us to throw that plan out to accommodate this group wouldn’t be good right now.” She said Valley Visual Artist’s application indicates $5,000 would go towards renovating a public building that they would rent. “I don’t think that is good use of city dollars,” Roline said.

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Coun. Alastair Murdoch said the request was vague and the city needs to learn more about the group. “It has to be done in an intelligent manner,” he said. “We should leave this alone for the year and maybe we’ll have some extra funds at a later date.” Other possible grants — such as almost $2,700 for the Merritt Country Christmas Committee —were put aside until

more information is gathered. Council said the group has neglected to submit financial information over the last six years. A $1,060 grant application for Nicola Family Therapy was rejected. The group recently received a $35,000 donation from Highland Valley Copper, and a “Mz. Judged” competition generated $10,000 from liquor sales, council said.

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• Bobcat goes on killing spree, 23 chickens dead The loss of 23 heritage chickens at a local farm on Granite Avenue is the result of a bobcat encounter on Wednesday morning.

• Merritt adds 134 hectares to boundary About 30 people gathered in Merritt council chambers last Tuesday to discuss plans to designate to the municipality 134 hectares near Midday Valley Road.

• ElectroRecycle looks to attract more appliances Merrittonians are encouraged to tweet or email a picture of themselves recycling small appliances or power tools at the Merritt Return-It Depot before March 15, during the first regional ElectroRecycle contest.


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Upcoming website presentation The City of Merritt is launching the newmerritt.ca website on Feb. 4 at 2:30 p.m. The new site will be revealed at a media event in the City of Merritt Council Chambers with a full demonstration of the site functionality. The new website represents a new look, feel, function and form

for the city digital service delivery to its citizens, businesses, visitors and potential investors. The site navigation reflects best practices, the messaging imagery is high definition and prominently asserted and effectively used throughout the site, and there is rich media such as video

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The City of Merritt is seeking proposals for the supply of Diesel Fuel and Gasoline. The City of Merritt’s fleet currently uses an estimate of 75,000 litres of fuel per annum. The City is a member of E3Fleet and is working towards GREENING the fleet, and is interested in proposals that will help accomplish this with greener fuels if available.

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opment. According to James Umpherson, economic development manager, “The new website improves the image of the City of Merritt through the high definition imagery, rich media, dynamic content and navigation, call to actions, and ease of use.”

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The proposal package and statement of values can be obtained online at www.merritt.ca or by request to: Pat Sibilleau CMA, Financial Services Manager City of Merritt Email: psibilleau@merritt.ca Tel: (250) 378-4224 Fax: (250) 378-2600

FILLIN’ SOME POTHOLES Bent Lindquist fills a pothole on Voght Street last Thursday afternoon. The City of Merritt Public Works Department has been filling the holes throughout town this month. Phillip Woolgar/Herald

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Surge in reports of business break-ins An increase in thefts have been reported since December throughout the community By Emily Wessel THE HERALD

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A string of business break-ins has Merritt RCMP on alert. The latest theft of a Dyson hand dryer from the women’s washroom trailer at the B.C. Visitor Centre at the junction of highways 5 and 97C is one of several similar crimes recently. The locks on the trailer door were cut with power tools sometime overnight on Jan. 18, according to an RCMP press release. In the last monthand-a-half, six businesses were reported broken into. Shortly after midnight on Jan. 1,

‘It looked like they used a crowbar to smash the glass in the door.’ —MERRITT RCMP STAFF SGT. SHEILA WHITE

RCMP responded to two businesses for break ins, one at the Dollar Mart on River Ranch Road and one at Kolors Cutting Lounge. In both cases, the front doors were smashed in to gain entry, and both were in the early morning hours on New Year’s Day. RCMP Staff Sgt. Sheila White said neither of the breakins netted the thieves much — only loose change was swiped from Kolors, while nothing appeared stolen from the dollar

store. Dollar Mart owner Marlene Stewart got the call from her alarm company that the store had been broken into around 3 a.m. “It looked like they used a crowbar to smash the glass in the door,” she said. adding that it looked like the fire alarm panel had been tampered with, leading her to believe the suspects were trying to disable the security alarm. However, police were on the scene in minutes, and Stewart said nothing of value

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was taken. “I think they were probably after cash and lottery, because what else would you take out of here? They’d have to get a U-Haul to make it worth their while. What are they going to do, go to the bar and say, ‘Do you want to buy a spatula?’” Stewart said it was the first time the store has been broken into in the eight years she’s owned it, which she speculates is because traffic at the 24-hour Tim Hortons behind her store has deterred thieves. However, the coffee shop was closed that night for New Year’s Eve.

Damages to the door and wiring totalled about $600, which would have just about broken even with Stewart’s deductible had she submitted a claim. While no one was charged in the breakin, White said RCMP have suspects in mind. “We do have a core group of people that like to do break and enters, and if they’re in town or if they’re active then we tend to get a rash of break and enters all at once,” White said. RCMP also responded to seven residential break and enters over December and laid charges in one.

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TOM FLETCHER B.C. VIEWS Like a bad reality show about a dysfunctional family, B.C. School Wars has lurched to life again for the 2013 election. Coming soon to billboards and buses across the province: staged pictures of sad-faced kids crammed into dirty classrooms by a heartless government. It doesn’t even matter which government. This ritual combat went on through Social Credit and NDP governments too. Premier Christy Clark opened the new season with her promised pitch to restructure bargaining. It suggested splitting up bargaining into traditional wage and benefit talks, and a separate table and fund for classroom size and support. Cast in her familiar role of the sullen, rebellious teenager, BCTF president Susan Lambert staged a news conference to distort and mock the government’s offer. A 10-year deal if we give up bargaining wages and classroom conditions? “Ludicrous.” What’s ludicrous is her characterization of a formula to link teacher pay to nurses, post-secondary faculty and other government workers.

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February, with two new occasions lined up for the first time — Family Day (Monday, Feb. 11) and Restaurant Week (Feb. 11 to 17). The restaurant industry is important to B.C.’s economy, with over 170,000 people employed in the sector, generating more than $10 billion in sales each year, the B.C. government has reported. While many of us can appreciate that fact, most just want to use the week as an excuse to eat. Normally I wouldn’t make a big deal out of the proclamation

of a week that is fairly inconsequential. But as a self-ascribed foodie (who isn’t?), I’m going to use this week to stuff as much restaurant food in my face as possible — not in a gluttonous way, but in a way where I can appreciate that variety of food that is offered in B.C. This variety is something the B.C. government has touted as being recognized worldwide, and that’s one of the reasons they decided to dedicate the week to restaurants. As part of the celebrations, the B.C. govern-

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ment is launching a new website: discoverbcrestaurants.com. The site lists the various restaurants by community. While it offers a large sampling of the various restaurants in larger municipalities throughout B.C., it only includes Merritt’s Home Restaurant. But in Merritt, we have an assortment of food from throughout the world, mainly from Asia. Our community has four Chinese restaurants, two (soon to be three) Japanese restaurants, a Singaporean restaurant (which also serves

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Chinese), an Indian takeout and an Italian-style restaurant that serves pizza, pasta and calzones. The only additions I’d like to see are Greek and Vietnamese restaurants. But who can complain about options when a community this size has so many? And with the Chinese New Year on the day preceding Restaurant Week, there’s one more excuse to eat internationally. Sampling food from as many nations as possible seems to me like the ideal way to celebrate Restaurant Week.

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BCTF ‘can’t Religious values ‘not superior’ get along’ guaranteeing the hereditary continuation of your religion. The vast majority of children around the world identify with the same belief system as their parents. Children raised by Muslim parents will predominantly become Muslims themselves. Children of Hindu parents will probably be Hindu when they get older. Children in ancient Greece were more likely to believe in Zeus than Odin, merely based on where they were born and who raised them. This is no less true today. So the argument of not applying a bias to your children’s spiritual beliefs is patently absurd — you can’t help but do so. So why is it alright for parents to hoist their own beliefs on their children? We don’t do the same thing with politics — in fact we don’t even let them make political decisions until they are adults, because we don’t believe they have the rational ability to

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This should stand in opposition to both previous letters about raising children in faith. While it is certainly within the From Page 6 rights of every parent to raise their child as they desire and to Nurses are renowned for getting raises when no one else impart in them their own moral does, so this should be an opportunity for these powerful values, there is no reason to think unions to co-ordinate. that such values are superior if But the BCTF can’t get along with other unions any they come from a religious backmore than it can negotiate with any discernible compeground. A secular upbringing for tence. a child can be equally as fruitful, Lambert falsely claimed there was no consultation on fulfilling and morally sound as a the proposal. This reminded me how she low-balled the costs of her union’s demands by hundreds of millions dur- religious upbringing, while ultiing what passed for negotiations in last year’s strike season. mately leaving more doors open Behind the scenes, the BCTF executive and the school for the grown child to pursue. The idea in the previous letdistrict bargaining agent had just settled on a mutual costters of raising your children in a ing model. What this means is the school districts, which specific religion and then arguhave to make payroll and balance budgets, have coning that you wish for them to vinced the BCTF to stop misrepresenting costs. I’ll believe choose by themselves when they that when I see it. are older is a self-contradictory Before Education Minister Don McRae had even delusion at best. By indoctrinatspoken, BCTF vice-president Glen Hansman was growling your child to a specific set of ing his reply on Twitter: See you in court. That message beliefs at an early age, you are presumably also goes for premier-in-waiting Adrian Dix, unless he replaces the hated B.C. Liberals in May, then quickly kneels before the BCTF and extends the key to the provincial treasury. Two generations of British Columbians have been bullied by this bad drama, since Bill Vander Zalm decided an Dear Editor: me and expressed best industrial union bargaining structure was just the ticket for wishes. public schools. I would also like to As a recipient of Students are taught by example, if not by blatant point out that Mr. Dan the Queen’s Diamond propaganda in classrooms, that all problems are solved by Jubilee Medal, I would Albas, in his presentation demanding more money from the government. After this like to thank all those speech, said that I had conditioning, older students are sometimes pressed into donated the grand piano who have congratulated service as union pickets. There’s your Social Justice class, kids. Sorry about those sports teams and field trips, but we need those as bargaining chips to get more paid leave time. amount due in July. Dear Editor: To state the obvious, Clark and McRae staged this as I would, in fact, take a pre-election event to frame the issue. They knew their it one step further I am pleased that effort would be greeted as a declaration of war. to bi-annual billings council has changed The main reason the BCTF agreed to a contract for services. Services extension with a wage freeze last year? It wasn’t the blind- the residential tax ingly obvious fact that every other public sector union had notices. Deleting ser- bills in April and October with tax vices such as water/ already taken two zeroes. It was strictly tactics. notices due July 1 sewer to a separate The delay sets up the latest rematch of these old warspreads the pain billing is a good riors in the spring election. The plan is to get the dreaded idea. Paying taxes on around. B.C. Liberals out and then start working over the weaker, a pension is always a more union-dependent NDP. Ginny Prowal That’s who caved in earlier and gave the BCTF broad strain, so this action Merritt will reduce the control over staffing levels, the proverbial key to the treasury. Along with basic math and economics, a point Setting it Straight the BCTF seems unable to grasp is that its strategy is In Thursday’s edition of the Merritt Herald, in self-defeating. Those sad kids are making more and more the story titled “Tracker midget reps keeping it parents seek a better deal. close,” the winning goalie of the second weekend game was incorrectly stated. Trevor Hillson Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and earned the win in net. BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

make informed decisions. How then should they be able to make rational decisions regarding spirituality? I believe many people would be shocked to hear of a parent raising their child with the specific intent of making sure they are communist as they reach adulthood. The idea even seems absurd. So why should it be acceptable for religion? Instead of attempting to “nurture the souls” of your children by presenting them with a single and limiting set of beliefs, why not truly allow them the freedom of making an informed choice when they have reached the capability to do so? I know why not: because you fully believe you are correct. Well, so do the Muslim parents, the Hindu parents, and those that used to believe in Zeus. Adrian Lee Merritt

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Assault and uttering threats On Jan. 11 at approximately 1 p.m., Merritt RCMP responded to a report of an assault on the corner of Quilchena Avenue and Blair Street. Police attended and witnessed a local 44-yearold man yelling at another man. Edwin Feldman was arrested and charged with assault and uttering threats. He was released from custody with several conditions placed on his behaviour and is to appear in provincial court in March. Second assault charge for local On Jan. 13 at approximately 5:15 p.m., Merritt RCMP responded to a complaint of an assault in the 1800 block of Quilchena Avenue. Investigation revealed that 44-year-old Edwin Feldman had assaulted and threatened another local man. Feldman had been previously released from police custody on Jan. 11 for the same behaviour. He was located and again arrested for assault, uttering threats and breach of his undertaking. He was held in custody and appeared before a provincial court judge on Jan. 14. His bail was denied and he was held in custody to appear in provincial court on Jan. 24. Breach of bail On Jan. 11 at approximately 2 p.m., Merritt RCMP observed 24-year-old local Kurtis Sundman breach his pre-

vious court-imposed conditions. He was arrested and was also found to be in possession of cocaine. He was held in custody and brought before a justice of the peace. He is facing charges of breach of bail and possession of cocaine, and will appear in provincial court to answer to the charges. Breach of probation On Jan. 12, Merritt RCMP were responding to a call for service at a local licensed establishment on Voght Street. While there, police recognized a local 23-yearold man, Curtis Jager, who was intoxicated and who was breaching his previous court-imposed conditions. He was arrested and brought before a justice of the peace and subsequently released from custody to appear in provincial court on Jan. 22 to answer to two counts of breach of probation and one count of breach of bail. Intoxicated man denied bail On Jan. 12 at approximately 5:30 p.m., Merritt RCMP were travelling west on Highway 8, responding to an unrelated file, when they observed an

adult male on the same side of the road stagger into his lane. The location where the male was walking had no artificial light, and the male was dressed in dark clothing. Police stopped and spoke to the local 47-year-old man, who was intoxicated. Computer checks revealed that the man, Gregory Shackelly, was bound by several separate prohibition orders as well as a recognizance of bail with conditions not to consume alcohol. He was arrested and brought back to the Merritt Detachment where he was held in custody to appear before a justice of the peace and remanded in custody until Jan. 14 when he was to appear before a provincial court judge. On Jan. 14, he appeared before a judge and was denied bail and subsequently remanded in custody. Heroin, methamphetamines seized On Jan. 15, Merritt RCMP arrested 27-yearold Candace Karlson and another 22-year-old female after allegations of uttering threats resulted from a separate investigation into possession of a controlled sub-

stance for the purpose of trafficking. Quantities of cocaine, heroin, morphine and methamphetamine were seized during the course of these ongoing investigations. Karlson has been remanded in custody and faces the following charges: three counts of uttering threats and four separate charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. The 22-year-old female was released from custody and will appear in provincial court in April. Lengthy probation order breached On Jan. 16 at approximately 1 a.m., Merritt RCMP received a 911 call from a residence in the 2800 block of Clapperton Avenue. During the investigation at the residence, police found a very intoxicated 46-year-old local man, later identified as Gerald Clarke. Police record checks revealed that he was bound by a probation order with 22 conditions. He was found to be breaching his probation order and was arrested. He was held in custody until he could appear before a provincial court judge where he was later released on a recognizance of bail.

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about the age his son would have been. Third, he knew the value of a child for he had lost a son. When Jesus rose from the grave Sunday morning, He had signed the bill that paid for every confessed and repented sin. The bill also paid for those who would confess and give up their wrongdoings. Our Heavenly Father is not only happy to forgive us but He also wants us to look in the Word and read what the cost has been to pay for our sins. Because of the high cost. He wants us to give up our wrong habits and become faithful children. Also that bill will pay for a happier life here and also include a passport to Heaven and eternal life. Oh, what love the Father has bestowed upon us that we should be called the children of God.

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Find information on specific diseases, health conditions and any recent health-related warnings on the Public Health Agency of Canada website (travelhealth.gc.ca). Depending on your destination, you may need medications for the prevention of malaria or other local health hazards. It usually takes a while for immunizations to do their jobs, so get to that clinic as soon as possible to find out what is required for your destination of choice. You might also be advised to bring along medications that are easy to get over the counter in Canada but could be hard to find in a foreign country. Travel insured Ensure you have the right travel insurance in place so you’ll have a worry-free vacation. Provincial health care plans don’t cover all the costs of a sickness or injury in another country. You can easily get out-of-country travel insurance from most credit

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The family of the late Walter Raymond Chillihitzia greatly appreciates all the work you have done in the time of our great loss. Thank you all for taking the time to share your memories of Walter with the family, your thoughts and support were greatly appreciated. Family and friends like you have helped us get through this difficult time. We do have lots of people to thank and if we miss your name once again thank you. JJ, Agnes, & Michael Holmes, William Chillihitzia, Gene & Cody McRae, Jeff Wardenburg, Richard Sickman, Roger & Crystal Sheena, Keith McRae, Deb Crow, Dan from Stump Lake Ranch, Ben Clarke, Scw’exmx Child & Family Services, Chief Danny Manuel, Charlene Alexander, Mike Smith, Tracey, Jr. Chillihitzia, Tessie, Eva, & Cindy Tom, Mary McIvor, Jonas Joe, Norman, Emily, Lottie, Ike, Ben & Dion Lindley, Upper Nicola Band, Upper Nicola Community Health, Daniel L., Debra & Susannah Manuel, Dayna Charters, Bruce Swakum, Spike Manuel, Sharon Lindley, Skyler, Tyler, Jerry, Reggie, Harvey & Helen McLeod, Aaron Moses, Cody Knightly, Valerie Charters, Dean & Cora Tom, Nancy, Christine, Darlene, Josie, George & Raymond Saddleman, Patrick McLeod, Christ-al Shacalac, Christopher, Clifford, Jackie & Murphy Chillihitzia, Eligh, Shane, Liz & Maggie Shuter, Harry D, Rita Stewart, Theresa, Leona, Kathy, & Gene Michel, Audrey, Charlene, Tiffany, Tanya, Patrick, Terry, Ivy, & Charlotte McRae, Sonny Billy, Cecil & Rhonda Sheena, Chona, Larry, Mary & Walter Archachan, Dwight, Randy, Jessica & Tina Chillihitzia, Bob & Liz Garcia, Vanessa Bent, Carrie, Mike & Nan Allison, Dave & Carol McCauley, Harry Spahan, Rod & Crystal McMaster, Janice & Chelsea Spahan, Judy Guichon, Kat & Nancy Pennier, Jerry Sam, Archie Charters, Darlene Vallee, Rocky Pinyon, Wayne Twan, Henry Saul, Duane Tom, Samantha, Cindy Tom, Yvonne Abbott, Danielle Jack, Marion Louie, Simon Cisco and Forestry Crew, Montgomery Family, Corrine McKenzie, Lucy Henry, Martha, Shannon, Matty, Thelma, John, Philip, Della, Arnold Chillihitzia, Rod & Christine Anderson, Patrick Lamour, Craig, & Andrea Shintah, Carol Holmes, Trevor Collins, Veronica, Sandra & Shane Charters, Dustin Voght, Robena, Bonnie, Wayne, Eliza & Pauline Terbasket, Rena Sam, Robert Marchand, Cliff & Martina Shackelly, Lenard, Percy & Janice Joe, Coldwater Transition House, Mustangs Hockey Club, All Pallbearers, Clergy, Bill Cohen, Tamera & May George, Janille Tom, Liz Gilchrist, Cathy Tom, Nicola Tribal, Anyone who sent flowers, donations, & Photo’s, Chiefs, and MLA H Lali.

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Debra Schindler Personal Real Estate Corp.

250-315-5178

250-378-1586

250-280-0689

250-315-3548

kbonneteau@telus.net

tmcdonagh@telus.net

johnissac@telus.net

Lynda Property Manager

250-378-6181

D! REDUCE

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

LOGAN LAKE

Beautiful 3 BR home w/high-end quality finishing Kitchen has Travertine tile, granite counters, and Mill Creek cabinets. LR with H/W floors Gas F/P, Ensuite w/Jacuzzi tub. Huge rec room

$349,000 •

M3855

• Level entry 6 bedroom, 3 bath home Beautiful detail throughout, many updates to flooring, moldings, paint and wainscoting, new toilets. New roof in 2012, Potential for legal suite.

$359,000 •

M3860

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

$349,000 •

M3727

• Well maintained 3 BR, 2 bath home On a quiet cul-de-sac and close to amenities • Open floor plan, Vaulted ceilings Kitchen has cabinets galore& access to deck

$339,900 •

M3859

Beautiful Home features Granite counter tops • HW and ceramic flooring, 10 ft ceilings Crown moldings, Central Air, U/G sprinklers • Covered deck and double garage.

$339,000 •

M3854

• • • •

New amazing 3 bedroom, 2 bath rancher Quality built, Home warranty applies Amazing kitchen 9 ft ceilingsand large bright design

$339,000 •

M3848

• • • •

Large 7 bR, 4 ½ bath home Potential legal suite Plus In-law suite on main Mill Creek Cabinets

$329,000

M3862

! VE! USI L C EX

M3787

www.realtor.ca

Tom McDonagh Broker

• • • •

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

$125,000 •

• Stop paying rent! • 3 bdrm, 2 bath rancher • Appliances included

$49,900

• Well kept 3 bedroom manufactured home • 18x20 interlocking driveway • 6 appliances, newer paint & flooring M3844

$44,000

• • • •

Well maintained 1 owner home 7 bdrms & 4 baths + 2 bdrm legal suite New flring, H/W tank & boiler M.BR w/ W/I closet, full enste w/ Jacuzzi

$299,900 •

M3607

M3819

Executive 2 BR, 2 bath, Rancher close to golf course Central Air, JennAir stovetop, Jacuzzi tub in main Oak HW floors, bright open kitchen with lg island • Bonus room above the garage.

$299,000 •

M3849

• • • •

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

• • • •

Bench Location 4 BR, 2 Bath home HW floors and vinyl windows on main Potential legal suite, potential 5th BR All appliances included

$279,000 •

M3865

• • • •

2 bdrm bungalow in popular strata No kids, no rentals & self managed New roof, carpet & paint Quick possession

$269,000 •

M3834

• • • •

2 level home in Lower Nicola Lge fenced yd w/ fruit trees 36x12 covered deck + nice patio area 2 bdrms up/1 down, master w/ensuite

$260,000 •

M3811

• • • •

D! REDUCE

• • • •

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

$249,000 • Nice park w/ river across the road • 3 bdrm home w/ good sized fenced yard • New tub surround & lino in bathroom

$35,000

$30,000

M3755

M3796

• • • •

Enjoy this 1.92 Acres in Lower Nicola w/ 2 BR mobile Mobile has lovely addition with spacious LR, laundry & Large Mstr BR with walk-in closet. Back deck leads out to fire pit area

$219,000 •

M3856

• • • •

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

$199,900 •

M3741

• • • •

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

$198,000 •

• • • • M3839

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

$197,500 •

M3868

• • • •

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

$187,000 •

M3821

• • • •

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

$182,000 •

• • • • M3813

$210,000

M3802

M3689

• Bright & open describe this 2 bdrm, 1 bath home • Laminate flring, skylight, lge bdrms • Open kitchen, dinrm & lvgrm

Fabulous views 4 bdrm home w/in-law basement suite Large fenced back yard Two car garage, central vac and more

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

$235,000

D! REDUCE

M3808

• • • •

Well maintained 2 bedroom rancher In central location, Nice and spacious LR, bright sunny kitchen,Beautifully landscaped Yard Plenty ofRV parking

$174,500

• • • • M3810

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

$258,000

M3806

! ED! C U RED

M3853

LOTS AND ACREAGE • • • •

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 •

• • • •

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 •

• • • •

M3692

M3758

$79,000

M3534

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

$89,000 •

• • • •

$99,000 • • • •

M3827

$199,000

$205,000

M3495

• 2 large bedrooms, 5 piece bathroom with separate walk-in shower.

$169,000 •

M3833

• • • •

Nice 3 BR, 2 full baths, half duplex 1 car attached garage & fenced yard New roof ’07, Large Master BR. Open floor plan,Option to purchase entire duplex

$169,000 •

M3852

• • • •

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

$165,000 •

• • • • M3365

$217,000

$164,500

$220,000

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

• • • •

Nice 3 BR, 2 full Bath, half duplex Large Fam Room on Main w/2 BRs, Kitchen And L.R. on 2nd storey. Fenced back yard With shed and single garage.

$159,000 •

M3851

• • • •

Great Investment/Starter home Totally Updated 4 bdrm, ½ Duplex Spacious rec room, new bath, laundry Bedroom in basement and Private yard,

$159,000

D!! L O S

M3603

• • • •

• • • •

3 bedroom, 1 bath Rancher Walking distance to downtown Newer Furnace Fully fenced yard

$155,000 •

M3843

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

$149,500 •

M3751

• • • •

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

$135,000 •

M3792

• • • •

2+ bdrm home on a good sized lot Open plan for kitchen, DR & LR Roof, electrical approval Fully fenced yard & lots of parking

$120,000 •

• • • • M3871

Long term tenant for the investor 2 bdrms & bath on main Full unfinished basement w/ laundry Front driveway + lane access,lots of parking

$120,000 •

M3797

• • • •

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

$110,000 •

• • • • M3807

$108,000

M3841

D! REDUCE

M3832

M3478

• • • •

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

$113,000 •

M3823

• • • •

Solid 2 bedroom home Vinyl windows, 100 amp service Close to town centre, lane access Fully fenced yard

$85,000 •

• • • • M3840

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

$76,900 •

• • • • M3486

1 1/2 commercial lots in downtown core Zoned C2, 3000 sq ft lot fronts on Voght St 6000 sq ft lot fronts on Coutlee Ave Offers an array of commercial possibilities

$139,000 •

M3867

• • • •

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

$395,000 •

M3829

• • • •

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

$440,000 •

M3779

• 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

$269,900

M3805

$445,000

$285,000

E!!

M3822

• • • •

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

$525,000 •

M3820

HE CACEEK CR

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

$255,000

M3846

FT!! O R C ASH

• • • •

Nothing to do but move in! 2x6 construction and walk-out bsmt Backing on to Greenbelt New roof, 40 Gal HW Tank

V USI L C EX

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

M3697

• • • •

!! IGH H E MIL

• • • •

Nice little home and yard Upgrades to roof, plumbing,electrical Fenced yard with lane access Good parking and storage

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

M3864

M3728

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

$349,000

M3795

• • • •

D! REDUCE

Seclusion & privacy, off the grid living 20 acres 9 kms from Merritt toward Lilly Lake All new fencing & custom made gateway Creek & 2 water holes, perfect weekend getaway

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

M3780

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

• • • •

• Bright, quiet and comfortable strata retirement home • This home is wheelchair accessible - large rooms • Gated community within walking distance to downtown

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

• • • •

M3749

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

• • • •

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

$100,000 •

M3707

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

$149,900 • • • •

• • • •

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

• • • •

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

• • • •

M3817

• • • •

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

$221,500

M3818


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MOBILE HOMES IN PARKS

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

$69,000

L3824

$58,000

250-378-6181

Karen Bonneteau Sales Rep

John Issac Sales Rep

Claudette Edenoste Broker

Debra Schindler Personal Real Estate Corp.

250-315-5178

250-378-1586

250-280-0689

250-315-3548

kbonneteau@telus.net

tmcdonagh@telus.net

johnissac@telus.net

Lynda Property Manager

250-378-6181

D! REDUCE

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

LOGAN LAKE

Beautiful 3 BR home w/high-end quality finishing Kitchen has Travertine tile, granite counters, and Mill Creek cabinets. LR with H/W floors Gas F/P, Ensuite w/Jacuzzi tub. Huge rec room

$349,000 •

M3855

• Level entry 6 bedroom, 3 bath home Beautiful detail throughout, many updates to flooring, moldings, paint and wainscoting, new toilets. New roof in 2012, Potential for legal suite.

$359,000 •

M3860

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

$349,000 •

M3727

• Well maintained 3 BR, 2 bath home On a quiet cul-de-sac and close to amenities • Open floor plan, Vaulted ceilings Kitchen has cabinets galore& access to deck

$339,900 •

M3859

Beautiful Home features Granite counter tops • HW and ceramic flooring, 10 ft ceilings Crown moldings, Central Air, U/G sprinklers • Covered deck and double garage.

$339,000 •

M3854

• • • •

New amazing 3 bedroom, 2 bath rancher Quality built, Home warranty applies Amazing kitchen 9 ft ceilingsand large bright design

$339,000 •

M3848

• • • •

Large 7 bR, 4 ½ bath home Potential legal suite Plus In-law suite on main Mill Creek Cabinets

$329,000

M3862

! VE! USI L C EX

M3787

www.realtor.ca

Tom McDonagh Broker

• • • •

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

$125,000 •

• Stop paying rent! • 3 bdrm, 2 bath rancher • Appliances included

$49,900

• Well kept 3 bedroom manufactured home • 18x20 interlocking driveway • 6 appliances, newer paint & flooring M3844

$44,000

• • • •

Well maintained 1 owner home 7 bdrms & 4 baths + 2 bdrm legal suite New flring, H/W tank & boiler M.BR w/ W/I closet, full enste w/ Jacuzzi

$299,900 •

M3607

M3819

Executive 2 BR, 2 bath, Rancher close to golf course Central Air, JennAir stovetop, Jacuzzi tub in main Oak HW floors, bright open kitchen with lg island • Bonus room above the garage.

$299,000 •

M3849

• • • •

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

• • • •

Bench Location 4 BR, 2 Bath home HW floors and vinyl windows on main Potential legal suite, potential 5th BR All appliances included

$279,000 •

M3865

• • • •

2 bdrm bungalow in popular strata No kids, no rentals & self managed New roof, carpet & paint Quick possession

$269,000 •

M3834

• • • •

2 level home in Lower Nicola Lge fenced yd w/ fruit trees 36x12 covered deck + nice patio area 2 bdrms up/1 down, master w/ensuite

$260,000 •

M3811

• • • •

D! REDUCE

• • • •

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

$249,000 • Nice park w/ river across the road • 3 bdrm home w/ good sized fenced yard • New tub surround & lino in bathroom

$35,000

$30,000

M3755

M3796

• • • •

Enjoy this 1.92 Acres in Lower Nicola w/ 2 BR mobile Mobile has lovely addition with spacious LR, laundry & Large Mstr BR with walk-in closet. Back deck leads out to fire pit area

$219,000 •

M3856

• • • •

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

$199,900 •

M3741

• • • •

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

$198,000 •

• • • • M3839

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

$197,500 •

M3868

• • • •

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

$187,000 •

M3821

• • • •

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

$182,000 •

• • • • M3813

$210,000

M3802

M3689

• Bright & open describe this 2 bdrm, 1 bath home • Laminate flring, skylight, lge bdrms • Open kitchen, dinrm & lvgrm

Fabulous views 4 bdrm home w/in-law basement suite Large fenced back yard Two car garage, central vac and more

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

$235,000

D! REDUCE

M3808

• • • •

Well maintained 2 bedroom rancher In central location, Nice and spacious LR, bright sunny kitchen,Beautifully landscaped Yard Plenty ofRV parking

$174,500

• • • • M3810

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

$258,000

M3806

! ED! C U RED

M3853

LOTS AND ACREAGE • • • •

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 •

• • • •

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 •

• • • •

M3692

M3758

$79,000

M3534

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

$89,000 •

• • • •

$99,000 • • • •

M3827

$199,000

$205,000

M3495

• 2 large bedrooms, 5 piece bathroom with separate walk-in shower.

$169,000 •

M3833

• • • •

Nice 3 BR, 2 full baths, half duplex 1 car attached garage & fenced yard New roof ’07, Large Master BR. Open floor plan,Option to purchase entire duplex

$169,000 •

M3852

• • • •

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

$165,000 •

• • • • M3365

$217,000

$164,500

$220,000

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

• • • •

Nice 3 BR, 2 full Bath, half duplex Large Fam Room on Main w/2 BRs, Kitchen And L.R. on 2nd storey. Fenced back yard With shed and single garage.

$159,000 •

M3851

• • • •

Great Investment/Starter home Totally Updated 4 bdrm, ½ Duplex Spacious rec room, new bath, laundry Bedroom in basement and Private yard,

$159,000

D!! L O S

M3603

• • • •

• • • •

3 bedroom, 1 bath Rancher Walking distance to downtown Newer Furnace Fully fenced yard

$155,000 •

M3843

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

$149,500 •

M3751

• • • •

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

$135,000 •

M3792

• • • •

2+ bdrm home on a good sized lot Open plan for kitchen, DR & LR Roof, electrical approval Fully fenced yard & lots of parking

$120,000 •

• • • • M3871

Long term tenant for the investor 2 bdrms & bath on main Full unfinished basement w/ laundry Front driveway + lane access,lots of parking

$120,000 •

M3797

• • • •

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

$110,000 •

• • • • M3807

$108,000

M3841

D! REDUCE

M3832

M3478

• • • •

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

$113,000 •

M3823

• • • •

Solid 2 bedroom home Vinyl windows, 100 amp service Close to town centre, lane access Fully fenced yard

$85,000 •

• • • • M3840

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

$76,900 •

• • • • M3486

1 1/2 commercial lots in downtown core Zoned C2, 3000 sq ft lot fronts on Voght St 6000 sq ft lot fronts on Coutlee Ave Offers an array of commercial possibilities

$139,000 •

M3867

• • • •

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

$395,000 •

M3829

• • • •

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

$440,000 •

M3779

• 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

$269,900

M3805

$445,000

$285,000

E!!

M3822

• • • •

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

$525,000 •

M3820

HE CACEEK CR

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

$255,000

M3846

FT!! O R C ASH

• • • •

Nothing to do but move in! 2x6 construction and walk-out bsmt Backing on to Greenbelt New roof, 40 Gal HW Tank

V USI L C EX

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

M3697

• • • •

!! IGH H E MIL

• • • •

Nice little home and yard Upgrades to roof, plumbing,electrical Fenced yard with lane access Good parking and storage

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

M3864

M3728

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

$349,000

M3795

• • • •

D! REDUCE

Seclusion & privacy, off the grid living 20 acres 9 kms from Merritt toward Lilly Lake All new fencing & custom made gateway Creek & 2 water holes, perfect weekend getaway

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

M3780

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

• • • •

• Bright, quiet and comfortable strata retirement home • This home is wheelchair accessible - large rooms • Gated community within walking distance to downtown

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

• • • •

M3749

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

• • • •

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

$100,000 •

M3707

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

$149,900 • • • •

• • • •

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

• • • •

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

• • • •

M3817

• • • •

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

$221,500

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DR. HONG CHUNG Merritt ACUPUNCTURE January has nearly passed, and it feels mild in Merritt this winter. The low mountains to the north protect us from the cold wind, and the wide open space to the south lets in lots of sunshine, helping it to feel cozier here than it otherwise might be. In ancient times, people didn’t have the wonderful home heating systems

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explains how disease tends to progress in stages from “exterior” to “interior” in the body, an enlightened theory foundational to Eastern medicine. He created a system for identifying and treating disease which has endured ever since. In stage one, coldness first attacks the exterior of the body: skin, muscles, joints, et cetera. Typical symptoms are fever and chills, neck stiffness/pain, headaches, body aches, coughing, phlegm — the initial stages of common colds. Eastern medicine uses a light perspiration treatment method during this phase. Stage two involves

coldness attacking the body more deeply, in the chest or abdominal cavity. We call this “half exterior, half interior.” Typical symptoms are different than in the first stage and require different treatment. Likewise, in stage three, when coldness enters the interior of the body: the stomach and bowels. There are six stages overall. Zhang specified that coldness doesn’t only come from outside the body. It may be generated by circulation disorders within the body, such as poor digestion, blood stasis and phlegm fluid. Clinically, I mainly see two types. The first is coldness caused by low energy

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Eastern medicine today. In the future, if a strong flu befalls us, we may need Zhang’s knowledge to help ourselves. Recent reports on swine flu have shown that taking Tamiflu and using Eastern medicine at the same time proves extremely effective.

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British Columbia Hockey League Player of the Week Silvan Harper scored four goals and added a pair of assists to help his Merritt Centennials team go a perfect 3-0 on their weekend trip to Vancouver Island. The fourth-year Cents player tallied twice in Merritt’s thrilling 5-4 double-overtime victory over the Victoria Grizzlies on Friday night, then scored once in each outing as his team defeated the Cowichan Valley Capitals 5-3 on Saturday and the Nanaimo Clippers 5-2 Sunday afternoon. “I’m really happy for Silvan,” Cents head coach and GM Luke Pierce said. “He doesn’t get enough credit for what he does. He’s getting goals because he’s going to the hard areas of the game and he’s

shooting more. His was a pretty special weekend.” The 20-year-old Harper attributes much of his recent success (eight goals and assists assists in his last 10 games) to his familiarity with the league and his increased confidence. “I’m feeling really good and comfortable, and I’m trying to enjoy my final year in Junior A as much as possible, because who knows what the future may hold,” Harper said. “I set some definite goals for this year, and getting 35 points was one of them. I’ve got 27, so I’m close.” Harper added that playing with good linemates and having the faith and respect of the team’s coaches also means a lot to him. The Island sweep by the Centennials was the first by a Merritt team since 1992-1993, and their overall 4-1 record following two trips across the Georgia Strait this

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HARPS ACCORD The Merritt Centennials’ Silvan Harper puts the puck in the net behind Cowichan Capitals netminder Connor Lacouvee during his team’s 5-3 victory over the Caps on Saturday night. The 20-year-old, fourth-year Centennial had a banner weekend, scoring four goals and adding two assists to help Merritt sweep their three-game Island swing, and earn himself BCHL Player of the Week honours. Photo courtesy of Andrew Leong/Cowichan News Leader

season represents the first winning record by the club since 2003-04 when the Cents went 3-2 in their five games. In the eight BCHL seasons between those winning records, the Merritt Centennials enjoyed little success on the Island, going a miserable 6-29 in 35 games. The less than stellar set of past performances included three successive seasons where the Cents didn’t win a game (200811), one season where they lost three times in overtime (2004-05), another season where they were outscored 32-12 (2009-10), and a very forgettable game on Jan. 25, 2008, in which they were drubbed 14-1 by the Clippers. With Cents captain Brent Fletcher serving

the first game of his twogame suspension and Scott Patterson left at home in Merritt due to the flu, the Centennials went to their depth chart to get the job done against Victoria on Friday. Merritt got the start it wanted against the Grizzlies, outshooting them 13-4 in the opening 20 minutes and scoring the period’s only two goals. “It might have been the best period of hockey we’ve played [this season] home or away,” Pierce said. “It was astonishing.” In addition to the two goals by Harper, the Centennials got a pair from their energizer bunny, Brendan Lamont, and the game winner from Regan Soquila —

the result of a beautiful pass from AP call-up Danton Heinen — while the teams were playing three-on-three. “I don’t think that the game should ever have gone into overtime,” Pierce said. “We had control of most of the play in regulation but it didn’t show on the scoreboard. It took a big-time play by Regan to put the game away.” As for playing the affiliate Heinen during circus time, Pierce said, “I think that Danton is exceptional. He’s got an extremely high skill level and intelligence level out there on the ice. I looked at my roster [going into the three-on-three] and his name just kept jumping out at me.” Tyler Steel picked up his 21st win of the

season in the Merritt net. The Centennials outshot the Island-Divisionleading Grizzlies 32-23. Each team went 1-for-5 on the powerplay. Steel had the night off on Saturday versus the last-place Capitals as call-up goaltender Jessie Gordichuk got his first-ever BCHL start for the Centennials. The Penticton native performed admirably, stopping 26 of 29 shots for the victory. At the other end of the ice, the Cents unleashed 45 shots on Caps starter Connor Lacouvee and were rewarded with five goals. Soquila continued his recent scoring rampage with powerplay and empty net markers, while Harper, Derek Huisman and rookie Bennett

Huber contributed singles. Heinen picked up his second assist in as many games on the Bennett tally. “[Jessie] gave us a great performance in net,” Pierce said. “We just asked him to give us a chance to win the game and he did. He made an absolutely clutch play on a [penalty] kill late in the third period.” Sunday afternoon, in Merritt’s third game in just over 32 hours, well-rested team captain Brent Fletcher wasted little time making his presence felt upon returning from his suspension. He was a force throughout the game against the Clippers and even chipped in on the scoreboard. After Harper’s fourth goal of the weekend staked the Cents to an early 1-0 lead, there was no more scoring by either team until the third period. That’s when Huisman, Fletcher, Soquila and Sebastien Pare buried the biscuit while Nanaimo could only respond with two goals of their own. After a night off, Steel looked fresh in picking up his second win of the weekend. Nanaimo outshot Merritt 37-32, including 18-6 in the third period when the Cents’ Charlie Donlin was assessed the games only penalty — a fourminute double minor for highsticking.

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Novice tournament a huge success

HANDBALL SEASON UNDERWAY Nicola Canford Elementary School’s Caleb Brackett (above) prepares to unleash a shot during a Grade 4 boys exhibition handball game against Diamond Vale Elementary on Monday. Grade 4 and 5 teams from six area schools will convene on Feb. 13 and 14 for afternoon tournaments. Grade 6 and 7 elementary students are scheduled to begin their basketball season shortly. Ian Webster/Herald

The Merritt minor hockey association’s eight-team novice tournament on the Jan. 18-20 weekend went off without a hitch, according to spokesperson Monica Charters. “All the teams that participated seemed to have a really good time,” she said. The local Red Thunder and Black Knight novice squads

managed to finish third and seventh respectively in their own tournament. The Red Thunder went 2-1 in round robin play with wins over 100 Mile House and Penticton, and a loss to Westside. They defeated Summerland 3-1 in the bronze medal game. Max Graham, Cortez Charters, Robert Sterling, Wyatt Smith Mathias Redknap, Graycin Nicholls, Jayden Etchart, Korbin Blachford and Arwinaya Johnny all had one or more goals for the

XploreSportZ camps offer something for everyone Looking for something your children can do on Pro-D Days and during Spring Break? Check out the XploreSportZ camps offered right here in Merritt by PacificSport Interior BC in partnership with the City of Merritt. Kids aged 8-11 can participate in a multitude of sports opportunities such as speed skating, bowling, water polo, dance, snowshoeing and much more. XploreSportZ camps encourage involvement in new

and different sports and recreation activities in a fun, non-competitive environment. Past sport offerings include curling, Taekwon-do, gymnastics, golf, lacrosse and tennis. PacificSport Interior BC is a registered nonprofit society responsible for co-ordinating and delivering programs and services to athletes and

coaches throughout the BC Interior, and providing programs to increase physical activity from playground to podium. For more information, contact local PacificSport Interior BC Development Co-ordinator Josée Warren at 250-3151050 or drop by the City of Merritt’s Recreation Office at the Civic Centre.

FAST FRIENDS Red Thunder novices Nathan van Rensberg (left) and Arwinaya Johnny celebrate their team’s 3-1 win over Summerland on Jan. 20. Ian Webster/Herald

Red squad. Blachford, Nicholls and Nathan van Rensberg shared the goaltending duties. The Black Knights lost all three of their round robin games to Summerland, West Vancouver and Salmon Arm, but closed out the tournament on a winning note by defeating 100 Mile House 8-7 in a thrilling D final. Weekend scorers for the Knights were Karson Peat, Preston Laupitz, Jalen McRae, Christa Michel and Manjot Panghli. Nathan Willey played all four games in net.

Results roundup This past weekend, the LNB atoms soundly defeated Ashcroft 10-1. Goal scorers were Caleb Bracket (3), Jake Buxton (3), Leif Ellingsen, Nicholas Willey, Brody Sterling and Isaiah McRae. The Ramada peewee reps were not quite as fortunate on Saturday as they fell 9-2 to Kamloops. The Jr. Cents’ only goals came from Anthony Tulliani and affiliate player Spencer Vaughan. Sunday, the Merritt peewee team rebounded to tie Vernon 2-2. Goal scorers were Liam Kelly and Armoni McRae. The Merritt Fountain Tire atom development squad traveled to Kamloops on the weekend and defeated the

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Pierce said the game plan against Nanaimo was to slow things down and keep it simple. “We knew that [the Clippers] would come out with a lot of intensity after their loss to Trail on Friday. We wanted to get a lot of whistles, rag a lot of pucks in their end, and just take the pace out of the game. We’re not a team that ‘lulls’ very well, but I think we did a good job.” Up next for the Centennials, and their only game this weekend, is a rematch with Nanaimo on home ice.

Overtime Regan Soquila’s four goals and three assists on the weekend raised

his points total for the season to 50 (21 goals, 29 assists), and moved him into a seventh-place tie with Penticton’s Wade Murphy in the individual scoring race. At the top of the leaderboard is Langley’s Mario Puskarich with 30 goals and 31 assists for 61 points. In addition to the loss of Fletcher for the first two games of the Island swing, and the absence of Patterson for the whole weekend, the Centennials also lost Richard Sabourin for games two and three. The veteran defenceman sustained a shoulder injury against Victoria. He was capably replaced by rookie John Saunders on Saturday and Sunday. Affiliate player Heinen

covered for Fletcher in Victoria and Duncan (Cowichan Valley) and picked up an assist in each game. A native of Langley, Heinen played two seasons for the Valley West Hawks of the British Columbia Major Midget League before joining the Richmond Sockeyes of the Pacific International Junior Hockey League at the beginning of this season. In 37 games with the Sockeyes, Heinen has scored 18 goals and added 23 assists for 41 points. Also along for the Island trip as the backup goaltender was Jessie Gordichuk, who picked up his first BCHL win on Saturday versus Cowichan Valley. A two-year member

of his hometown Penticton Lakers of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, Gordichuk began this season playing for the Ontario, Calif. Avalanche of the Western States Hockey League before returning to British Columbia after Christmas and joining the KIJHL’s Osoyoos Coyotes. Necessity demanded some creative line juggling over the weekend. By Sunday, the forward combinations had Huisman centering Sean Maktaak and Jeff Wight, Soquila in between Harper and Sebastien Pare, Fletcher with Huber and Deigo Cuglietta, and Sam Johnson between Lamont and Payton Schaefer.

Jr. Blazers 5-3. Spencer Vaughan, Chase Cooke, Allison Moore, Talon Zakall and Ethan Thygesen each scored once. Troy Holmes and Tristan Bjarnason shared the win in net.

Peewee tournament starts Friday This weekend, a sixteam peewee house tournament takes over the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena for three days. Visiting teams will be from 100 Mile House, Abbotsford (2), Salmon Arm and Kamloops. The local Interior Savings peewee squad plays its round robin games at 4:30 p.m. on Friday and at 8:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. on Saturday. Championship games run from 7 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. on Sunday. Other minor hockey action on the weekend includes: Saturday 12:15 p.m. Midget House vs. Ashcroft (Shulus Arena) Sunday 10:00 a.m. Peewee Reps vs. Kamloops (Shulus Arena) 12:15 p.m. Bantam Reps vs. Kamloops (Shulus Arena) 2:15 p.m. Midget Rep vs. Summerland (N.V. Memorial Arena) 2:45 p.m. Sr. Girls vs. Kelowna (Shulus Arena)

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Wildlife, Local Scenery & Open category. Entry deadline is Feb. 3rd. Drop off entries and get tickets at Ponderosa Sports or Nicola Valley Outdoors or Contact Paul Komonoski at 250-378-4904 or Ed Collins 250-378-2547 Tickets also available at the door.

Josée Warren at 250315-1075 or jwarren@ pacificsport.com

FUSED GLASS WORKSHOP Friday, Feb. 2 with Myrna Isaac. Registration forms available at Creative Company. For more info. call 250-3780813.

PANCAKE SUPPER The Trinity United Church located at 1899 Quilchena Ave. will be have hosting Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 5 - 7 p.m. Enjoy pancakes, ham, and dessert.

XPLORE SPORTS School year camps for 2013 upcoming dates: Feb. 15, March 18-22. Ages 7-12, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Contact the Civic Centre at 250-315-1050 to register. For more information, contact

JUNIOR CHOIR For children aged six to 14 years who like to sing! Variety of music will be sung. For more information call Linda at 250-378-4528 or Sharon at 250-3151305.

HEART & STROKE FOUNDATION Let’s help make death wait. Heart disease and stroke take one life every seven minutes but you can give Canadians more time. Volunteer

to canvass your neighborhood this Feb. and help raise vital funds for heart disease and stroke research. We need your help. Call 250378-4153 .for more information.” NICOLA VALLEY RIDING CLUB The Nicola Valley Riding Club is accepting new members and volunteers. We are a new club, here in Merritt, for all ages and disciplines, horse owner or not. Trail rides, camping trips, poker rides, play days, drill team and clinics are a few of the events we will be holding this year. For more information call Tracy at 250378-0339 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. ARCHERY CLUB If you would like to see an archery club in Merritt, then we need your support. Drop by Nicola Valley Outdoors and talk to Fred. MERRITT LIVE THEATRE SOCIETY AGM Thursday, Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. at the Culture Club, 2058 Granite Ave. Meeting and potluck supper is open to the public. For more info; merrittlivetheatresociety@ gmail.com or visit website: merrittlive.com KNITWITS First Thursday of every month join other knitting/crocheting enthusiasts as they bring out the yarn and needles to create handmade items. Any skill level welcome. Brambles Bakery at 6 p.m.

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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 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 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 Nicola Valley Better Breathers 3rd Wednesdays, 1:00 pm at Trinity United Call 250-378-6266 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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Merritt Herald It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of

EVELENE ALBERTA EWING (AYERS) on January 26th, 2013 at the age of 79 at the Royal Columbian Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Evelene was a 30 year resident of Merritt, BC. She will be greatly missed by her Children, Grand-Children, Great-Grand Son and countless friends. A service will be held in her honour at the Burkeview Chapel, 1340 Dominion Avenue, Port Coquitlam, BC at 1:00 pm on Saturday, February 2nd, 2013. Evelene will be laid to rest beside her Loving husband Les Ewing on Sunday February 3, 2013 at 2:30 pm with reception to follow at the Merritt Legion, 1940 Quilchena Ave, Merritt, BC at 3:30 pm.

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JOB POSTING: Enumerator - Short Term Temporary Wage Rate: $15.00/hour Dates of Employment: February 28 & March 1, 2013 (training days) March 6 - 23, 2013 (work days) QualiĂ&#x20AC;cations: â&#x20AC;˘ Own or have access to a car and have a valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s licence. â&#x20AC;˘ Ability to be a non-partisan representative of Elections BC. â&#x20AC;˘ Basic English and language skills. â&#x20AC;˘ Neat and legible handwriting and the ability to complete forms accurately. â&#x20AC;˘ Comfortable using a computer. â&#x20AC;˘ Be organized and committed to assignment completion. â&#x20AC;˘ Be in good health and able to walk for a long period of time and also climb stairs. â&#x20AC;˘ Able and willing to work in all kinds of weather. If interested in applying for the job, please send resume with a cover letter to Allan.Steffens@elections.bc.ca, or mail to: Allan Steffens District Electoral OfĂ&#x20AC;cer - Fraser Nicola c/o 1617 Armstrong Merritt, BC V1K 1E8

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Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent One bedroom for one adult only, heat & full cable included, n/s, n/p, references required. $525 per month. Ph. 250-378-2954

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

Ph: 250-378-9880 Trades, Technical

LOOKING FOR A CAREER IN PLUMBING, ELECTRICAL OR CARPENTRY? We are currently accepting applications for a 19 week Construction Trades Training Program focusing on Carpentry, Electrical and Plumbing. This program is being offered in Kamloops starting in February. Go to www.sica.bc.ca/pdf/CTTbrochureKA.pdf to see our brochure about the program. For more information and applications contact: Kym Behrns 250-574-9389 cttkamsica@gmail.com www.sica.bc.ca Proudly Sponsored by the Southern Interior Construction Association

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INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICIAN

Graymontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pavilion Plant is accepting applications for an Industrial Electrician. Candidate must possess current B.C. Red Seal certification. Preference will be given to well-rounded individuals willing to also perform other nonelectrical maintenance work as part of the maintenance team. A background in lime or cement industry along with computer and or PLC skills is preferred as well as a proven track record of developing and maintaining a safe work culture. Additional skills required: t&MFDUSJDJBOXJUIJOEVTUSJBMFYQFSJFODFSFRVJSFEUPXPSLBUUIF(SBZNPOU1BWJMJPO Lime Plant. t.VTUCFDPNFFOHBHFEJODPOUJOVPVTJNQSPWFNFOUBOEXJMMJOHUPXPSLJOBUFBN environment. t3FHVMBSTIJGUTXJMMCFISTEBZGSPN.POEBZUP'SJEBZoTUFBEZEBZTIJGU t.VTUCFXJMMJOHUPXPSLPWFSUJNFXIFOSFRVJSFE t8BHFTBOECFOFĂśUTBTQFSUIFDPMMFDUJWFBHSFFNFOU t-PDBUFEJO1BWJMJPO#$TJUVBUFECFUXFFO$BDIF$SFFLBOE-JMMPPFU #$ Qualified applicants please submit your resume to:  jking@graymont.com or Graymont Pavilion Plant Attn: Dan Buis P.O. Box 187 Cache Creek, BC V0K 1H0

)*3*/($)*1536$,%3*7&34 %*7*4*0/&91"/%*/( Arrow Transportation Systems Inc. is seeking qualified company DIJQUSVDL drivers for immediate openings in .FSSJUU#$ We offer CSBOEOFXUSVDLT  TUFBEZMPOHUFSNDPNQBOZ QPTJUJPOTBOEBWFSZDPNQFUJUJWF DPNQFOTBUJPOQBDLBHF The successful candidates must have a cleanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s abstract and good references as well as experience with â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Super Bâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; train chip vans. Please send resume and drivers abstract to:

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Rentals

Kamloops (55+) 2bdr. suite $1700/mo., river view, spacious, wheelchair friendly, many extras. Email catherine_steele@hotmail.com 1(604)408-1023 Vancouver 1(250)377-3686 Kamloops

Apt/Condo for Rent

Rentals Misc for Rent 2 bdrm condo laundry. Walking downtown. Avail. pets. $700/month 250-378-8104

with built-in distance to Feb. 1. NO plus utilities.

Apt/Condo for Rent

FOR RENT - 2 BED APARTMENT Available immediately.

$750/month incl. heat & laundry.

$100 OFF JANUARY RENT for successful applicants

Newly renovated units â&#x20AC;&#x153;Clapperton Manorâ&#x20AC;? 2775 Clapperton Ave. New owner/manager. 250-315-8340 Houses For Sale

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Townhouses

Auto Financing

House for rent. 3 bdrm, 2 bath. Avail. immediately. 250378-4392.

3 bdrm townhouse. Avail immed. Close to school and town. 250- 378-4392

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NICOLA APARTMENTS

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250-378-9880 Room & Board Rooms to rent and/or room & board. $400/mon. for room. Room & board negotiable. Seniors preferred. Contact Doug or Donna at 250-378-5688 or douggdixon@yahoo.ca. No alcohol or drugs.

Suites, Lower 2 bdrm basement suite. Available Feb. 1. W/d, $800/mon. util. included. 250378-6295

Suites, Upper 3 bdrm suite for rent. Close to downtown. N/s, N/d, no pets,ref. req., fenced yard. $750/month. 250-378-9560

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2099 Quilchena Ave., Box 358 Merritt, BC

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: THE ESTATE OF WALTER LAWRENCE ZILKOWSKI, DECEASED

ACCOUNTANT

CREDITORS and others having claims against the estate of Walter Lawrence Zilkowski, deceased, late of Lower Nicola, B.C., are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Administratrix at 15245 16th Avenue, Surrey, B.C., V4A 1R6, on or before March 1, 2013 after which date, the Administratrix will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Administratrix then has notice.

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PUBLIC NOTICE:

PROPOSED TELUS TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITY 60 METRE GUYED TOWER STRUCTURE PROPOSED STRUCTURE: As part of the public consultation process required by Industry Canada, TELUS is inviting the public to comment on a proposed telecommunications facility consisting of a 60 metre guyed tower, ancillary radio equipment, powerline and road situated on Provincial Crown land in the vicinity of Lytton. LOCATION: Crown land within the Regional District of Thompson Nicola. 1820 Trans Canada Hwy No 1, Thompson Nicola Regional District (approximately 13 km east of Lytton). WYER 50° 15’ 12.9960”, -121° 27’ 38.0160” LACOORDINATES: ANY PERSON may comment by close of business day on March 8, 2013 with respect to this matter. TELUS CONTACT: Further information can be obtained by contacting: Hermanjeet Kaur Kahlon TELUS - Real Estate and Government Affairs 2-3500 Gilmore Way, Burnaby, BC V5G4W7 Email: Herman.Kahlon@telus.com

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2009 CHEVY AVALANCHE

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$319

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