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Karlson alleged beating goes to Supreme Court By Emily Wessel THE HERALD

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A Merritt man will face one count of aggravated assault in B.C. Supreme Court for his alleged role in a beating that left a man permanently without his left eye and unable to walk without assistance. Ron Karlson Jr. is scheduled to have a preliminary trial in April before his case goes to the province’s highest court. The 26-yearold was arrested in October for allegedly The Bass Coast Music and Art Festival was formerly hosted in Squamish, but it is now looking to make the Nicola Valley its permanent home. Submitted

New festival commits to Merritt By Phillip Woolgar THE HERALD

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An electronic party of instruments and art is the followup act to the defunct Merritt Mountain Music Festival. From Aug. 2 to 5, the Bass Coast Music and Art Festival is set to feature a spectacle of events at the grounds just outside the city. Bass Coast Project Ltd. is the brainchild of Andrea Graham and Liz Thomson, who have for the last five years generated a following for their

dance troupes, electronic music, fashion shows, artisan markets, music video exposĂŠs and laughter workshops. “We are interested in showcasing any type of art you can think of,â€? Thomson said, adding that the former Mountainfest grounds is the ideal spot for a festival. Unlike much of the drunken debauchery based out of the infamous Campground C that many people have said turned the Mountainfest into a wasteful cesspool, the Bass Coast festival

attracts a more mature crowd, Thomson said. “We have found that by not having alcohol there, we have attracted more responsible people,� she said, noting the average age range for the festival is between 25 and 40 with many arriving from Metro Vancouver. In fact, 37.5 per cent who have turned out for the festivals are from Vancouver, with others arriving from as far away as Egypt and Germany. Previous Bass festivals, which were hosted in Squamish,

attracted 500 in the festival’s first year in 2009. Attendance has steadily grown to nearly 3,000 last year, when an estimated $400,000 was pumped into the local economy. The organizers said they expect around 3,000 this year and 4,500 in 2014. At Mountainfest’s peak in 2005, it attracted a reported 148,000. “We are small in comparison to [Mountainfest],� Thomson said. “We don’t plan to be large.� The event will feature four days of

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recommends borrowing the money at currently low interest rates. “Next year, the interest rates might be higher, and the projects could be more expensive.� Merritt would pay about 3.23 per cent on borrowed money, she said. Other options include borrowing from one of several city contingency accounts, increasing taxes by about a quarter of a percentage point, or making cuts in the budget.

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beating the 51-yearold victim into a coma. The victim allegedly owed the Karlsons money. RCMP also arrested his father, Ron Karlson Sr., for threatening witnesses to the beating. The 48-year-old plead guilty to obstruction of justice in provincial court on Feb. 1. He was sentenced to 120 days in jail and one year probation, but was given credit for time served.

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• Don’t visit websites that are meant to target and hurt other students, and don’t forward cruel emails, texts, messages, photos, etc. that you may receive from a bully or other students. • Don’t delete messages, photos, texts or emails — show a parent, teacher or trusted adult and keep them, they may be used as evidence when you report the incident. • Be assertive, but not aggressive. Do not get physical or make threats. Insults and fighting could only make the situation worse. • With others, and only if you feel safe doing so, make it known to the bully that what he/she is doing is not okay. Rally around the person being bullied, tell the bully to stop what they are doing, and try to get the victim away from the situation. • Do not try to fight the bully or intervene in violent or physical situations — get help from an adult.

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Vancouver sextet The Boom Booms are coming back to town, and they’re bringing the party back with them. “We had a super fun night and there was a great turnout, so we want to keep coming back,” bassist Geordie Hart said. The band played a sold out show at the Culture Club in July, and will hit the venue again for Friday’s show in the midst of a B.C. tour that will take them to Enderby, Revelstoke, Kelowna, and Big White, among other cities. “This tour is about going to all the cities around B.C. that we can,” Hart said while on the phone in Red Deer, Alta. “Small towns really have a love for music. They’re appreciative, and we’re appreciative that they’re at the show. There’s a lot of gratitude.” After their B.C. tour, the boys are heading down the coast to Miami, over to Austin for SXSW, and then to Toronto for Canadian Music Week in March. And, fans can look forward to new songs as the band

gears up to record a new album next fall to follow up from the success of its 2011 debut Hot Rum. “We’ve got a lot of new tunes that we’re taking on the road right now, and we want to get them nice and tight,” Hart said. “It’s going to be a fun little adventure.” Friday’s show is presented by Merritt’s SaySo Expression Society. SaySo directors Mil Juricic and Ewa DerekSkotnicki said its home venue is gaining the kind of reputation that could help put Merritt on the tour circuit for an increasing number of exciting bands. And, Juricic added, it’s not only SaySo that welcomes acts — enthusiastic concertgoers are the main attraction for bands. “They really liked it the last time they were here, the way they connected with people,” Derek-Skotnicki said. “The whole place was full and you could feel the energy between the audience and them.” And the good times left people with a buzz that kept buzzing, Juricic said. “We wanted to have them back, and they wanted to come

back,” he said. “People kept talking about [the July show] for months after. This is probably the show not to miss for the year.” The Boom Booms will bring their brand of feel-good,

reggae-infused rock ‘n’ roll to the Culture Club at 2058 Granite Ave. at 7 p.m. on Feb. 22. Tickets are $20 in advance from Country Bug Books and Gifts. SaySo will also hold an open mic night on March 1.

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February 18-24 is Heritage Week. This year’s Provincial Heritage Weeks theme is

“Celebrating the importance of historic houses and Neighbourhoods to our communities.” While the words historic home usually makes us think of grand, ornate, historic houses, smaller historic homes also make an important contribution to our history. The theme explores the character and warmth of these homes. It also pays tributes to how many of these homes have undergone renovations and changes to accommodate modern living and innovations. Many of these older homes and neighbourhoods still provide a positive sense of enjoyment, value and security to their owners. Most of the homes are situated close to what has been the centre of downtown Merritt since its beginning. They were built in an era when the automobile was a less dominant means of transportation. The street names such as, Hamilton, Gillis, Garcia, Coldwater, Granite, reflect pioneer place names and people. With this year’s theme in mind, research was begun and will be continued, on these homes featured by Shaw cable around Heritage Week. No need to take your shoes off at the door, watch the video tour of these homes on Channel 10, or additional photographs at www. nicolavalleymuseum.org,. All this from the comfort of your own house. Also, take an opportunity, to visit the historic Baillie property at 2202 Voght St. and the Nicola Valley Museum, at 1675 Tutill Court for a fun and informative experience.

EVENTS: View heritage Photographs at www.nicolavalleymuseum.org Watch heritage Tour Channel 10, “Go Merritt” Feb.21, 2013 at 6:00 pm. In conjunction with Heritage Week the museum is hosting an Open House/Business after Business. The Public is invited to this event. Refreshments will be served. Visit the Heritage Baillie Property Tues. –Sat.: 10 am - 4 pm

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. 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 Three complete copies of each proposal must be received by 2:00 p.m. Local time on Thursday, February 22, 2013. Attention: Pat Sibilleau City of Merritt 2185 Voght Street PO Box 189, Merritt, BC V1K 1B8

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The City of Merritt has struck a number of committees tasked with providing Council with information and recommendations on a wide variety of issues. Members serving on the committees are volunteers from the community, seeking to make a difference. Do you want to be involved with the Directional Signage Committee? Application forms are available on the City’s web site at www.merrritt.ca or at City Hall. The Directional Signage Committee meets every month or so and most meetings are in the evening. So if you have the time and the interest, pick up an application form today. Completed applications should be submitted to Carole Fraser, Deputy Clerk/Human Resources Manager at City Hall. For more information, contact Deputy Clerk Carole Fraser at (250) 378-8614 or by email at cfraser@merritt.ca

Notice of Proposal to Deliver Entertainment in Merritt Project REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS The City of Merritt is seeking proposal submissions from qualiÀed groups to develop Entertainment in Merritt cultural events during the summer months to replace the Music in the Park and Music in the City activities. The proposed project of cultural events should reÁect various forms of entertainment and venues throughout the city during the summer period. The new Entertainment in Merritt shall improve and enhance cultural activities in the community with a focus on local talent. Application forms are available from the Merritt City Hall at 2185 Voght Street, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, or on the City of Merritt website: www.merritt.ca Three complete copies of each proposal must be received by 2:00 p.m. Local time on March 15, 2013. Proposals can be submitted in hard copy to the City of Merritt, 2185 Voght Street, P.O. Box 189, Merritt, B.C., V1K 1B8 or electronically as a PDF À le format. Electronic submission should be sent to: jumpherson@merritt.ca CONTACT PERSON: James Umpherson, B.A., M.A.E.S. Economic Development Manager Email: jumpherson@merritt.ca Tel: (250) 378-4224 Fax: (250) 378-2600

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Were you born in Merritt? Claman: I was born in the Merritt hospital. And all jokes aside, Phillip, I am such a small-town girl. I know that I was portrayed as the villain, but they needed someone who was intelligent to fight back, so that was my position. But it gave me a platform that has just been beyond... the opportunities and the different executions of what I’ve been able to do with this huge subject has been a blessing. How did you go from living in Merritt to doing what you are doing now? Claman: Both my parents are from very regal families. My mom was raised in South Africa and my father is of English decent. He was schooled in Vancouver and then bought

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a ranch outside of Merritt with his buddies, Guy Rose, et cetera. Our infrastructure was very amazing. Our bus was a First Nations bus that picked us up and took us to and from school. Merritt is a huge part of my character, my persona. I think small town people are very basic and honest and kind, and you help each other. It’s a sense of community, whereas in the bigger cities you just don’t have that, and I mean that, honestly. The reason I’ve been so successful is because I’ve had that ability to connect to people, that human connection that you have in small towns. I love Merritt and I do go there often. Has Merritt stuck with you? Claman: I am pretty in your face. I have a voice and I use it aloud. I am very much myself. I’m a Merritt girl. It’s a dichotomy, I know, but I am. I can hunt, I can fish, I can tie a

fly because of Peter Mcvey and George Armstrong, my local mentors. George Armstrong is such a big mentor in my life. He taught me how to hunt, how to fish, how to do business. He had Home Hardware in Merritt. I worked for him. I knew everything from nuts and bolts to a 28-guage, a 22. He took me duck hunting, all of that. Guy Rose, who owns Quilchena, is a huge, huge, huge platform for who I am today. How did you become a real housewife of Vancouver? Claman: My parents were adamant that we gain an education, so we had to go to Vancouver to go to school, and I got married young, and I got divorced young, and my mother said, “Move home.� I said I’d rather collect welfare. I started a catering company. I worked in the movie industry. I did a movie with Martin Sheen

and Charlie Sheen. I didn’t like it. I didn’t want to be an actress. I became a chef, a very well-known chef amongst all the movie stars. I did all their big functions and their weddings. I worked for everybody. And then I retired at 40. I moved abroad. I travelled the world, ended up in London, Thailand. I went everywhere. I then took a plunge and got remarried after 25 years of not being married and being a single mom. We lived in South America and we came home to Vancouver, and I got a message on my Facebook saying, “We are looking for you. We want you to be on a show called ‘The Real Housewives.’� I said, “No, never, I’d never do such a thing.� After being convinced and reading the 55-page document that said they could turn you into a Jewish hooker and you’d have to be okay with that light, I signed it, thinking that I knew

Claman: We’ve been voted for the Canadian Screen Awards for the number one show in Canada. It’s a big deal because it leads to other things as well and it’s such an honour for our producers. It’s a huge platform for them as well. Martin Short is going to do the two-hour epic moment for us. That’s on March 3 in Toronto. If we win, it’s even bigger, again. Three-and-a-halfmillion people watch the show. People say it’s white trash, it’s this, it’s that, but it’s entertainment. Is it really our lives? No. It’s a portion of our lives that is edited.

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After stepping into the office on what seemed to be a typical Monday morning, it wasn’t long before I would be enthralled in a conversation with Jody Claman, a star of The Real Housewives of Vancouver, and former Merritt resident. The so-called “Queen of Mean� said she read my column in the Valentine’s Day issue of the Merritt Herald titled “Real housewife leaves reporter hanging.� The column, on several occasions, requested her to call me, and I certainly wasn’t disappointed when she did.



 

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HERALD OPINION Liberal Stone needs to take a breath

CHRIS FOULDS Kamloops THIS WEEK Todd Stone has succeeded veteran MLA Kevin Krueger as the B.C. Liberal candidate for KamloopsSouth Thompson. While not as bombastic as his predecessor, Stone has gotten off on the wrong foot as he begins his campaign to retain the seat for the Liberals in the May 14 election. In Stone’s case, that foot happens to be currently stuck in his mouth.

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Could Enbridge learn from Dr. Seuss? PHILLIP WOOLGAR Merritt HERALD A million barrels of oil per day is an unforgivable amount of mess to pump into our atmosphere, and it represents a Goliath footprint to leave for future generations. But that is exactly what

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Enbridge is working on in their latest additions to the crude superhighway. Have the Enbridge executives sniffed too much gas with Alberta politicians? Are the only brain cells left in their heads drenched in oil? Thinking of the company conjures images of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, written in 1971, long before much of the scientific evidence that proves the social irresponsibility of companies such as Enbridge. Dr. Seuss’ book was widely understood by children, and Seuss didn’t need the sci-

entific evidence to back up his case. So maybe that’s the problem. The more facts there are, the less these oilheads understand. Maybe they need to be addressed like three-yearolds. Oil: bad. Alternative sources of energy: good. Despite what some empty-headed political higher-ups in Alberta might think, oil doesn’t just disappear when it is burned. I don’t need to tell the rest of us that the black goop spells death to our planet. Now I’m no Captain Planet, but when a company that is already

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worth $34 billion is planning what looks to be the biggest move in the history of greed-fueled destruction to our planet, everyone should speak up. It’s common sense that this is the wrong move, no matter how many jobs it would create and no matter how much foreign investment it would attract. Enbridge will have to hurry up if it really wants to kill our planet. After all, if the environmental intelligence of the general population keeps improving at the pace it has over the last couple decades,

then you can bet no one will put up with the greedfueled antics of these billion-dollar bitumen boozers. And that’s just what happened in the United States on Sunday when about 50,000 protesters came together to speak for the future of the planet in the largest-ever climate rally. If protests against Canadian companies persist, our nation is on the verge of being viewed as one of the most retrogressive countries in history. This topic deserves a university-level course,

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YOUR OPINION Stone confused over NVREA to show films Dix’s announcement From Page 6 Last week, Stone, without prompting, attacked NDP Leader Adrian Dix’s decision to use Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops as the backdrop to his announcement that an NDP government will restore the $1-million per year funding to the Science World tour program. The program, called BC Program for the Awareness and Learning of Science (BC PALS), saw Science World staff visit hundreds of classrooms across B.C., bringing Science World experiments to kids who might not otherwise be able to visit the famous silver dome in Vancouver. On the morning of Dix’s visit to Kamloops, Stone called city media to lambaste the NDP leader’s focus that day — only Stone was less than fully cognizant of what Dix was saying. Here is Stone’s tweet prior to Dix’s announcement: “Unbelievable Adrian Dix comes to #Kamloops today to commit funding 4 Science World in Vancouver. People of Kamloops deserve better #bcpoli.” Actually, Dix was committing funding to a provincewide Science World program, not to Science World’s Vancouver operation. Those who have seen Science World staff work their magic in front of wideeyed kids — and I have — can attest to how fantastic the program is and how engaged schoolchildren become. The program was instrumental in getting kids tuned into science and crucial in spreading the wonder of science and Science World beyond the Lower Mainland — and the B.C. Liberals deserve kudos for funding the innovative endeavour in 2005. Yes, programs are created to be cut in the world of politics as fiscal decisions are re-evaluated every day. But, cutting the BC PALS program’s $1 million a year in light of the millions and millions the B.C. Liberals have been spending on partisan pre-election campaign ads is a poor decision — and lousy PR. Heck, the program could be funded by a few Pamela Martins. It could be sustained for six years with the taxpayer funds that mysteriously went to the legal defence team that defended Dave Basi and Bob Virk, both of whom pleaded guilty in the BC Rail corruption case. This becomes magnified when one looks back at how enthusiastic the Liberals were about the program — right before they killed it. They cut the program in June 2012. Only seven months earlier, Premier Christy Clark spoke of how valuable the Science World program was: “It’s important we support Science World and their programs that foster the pursuit of science in our children and throughout the community, so we have bright young people to fill those jobs when they become available.” Five months before those words, Moira Stilwell, then-parliamentary secretary for industry, research and innovation, said: “Getting young people excited about sciences and technology is not a task that ends because the Year of Science is over. “This legacy funding will ensure that we continue to educate our young people about the tremendous opportunities that the sciences provide...” Stone’s Science World gaffe followed his bewildering take on the first NDP radio ad, a rather innocuous spot featuring Dix smiling a lot. Stone labelled it an “attack ad,” which, compared to the vicious ads taken out by Concerned Citizens for B.C. (a group that supports the B.C. Liberals, led by Jim Shepard, former advisor to the premier), is akin to the iceberg that sunk the Titanic ripping into BC Ferries for a two-sailing wait at the Tsawwassen terminal. When anybody, regardless of political stripe, is criticized for deciding to fund a worthwhile program that requires precious little to fund, those behind the criticism are only revealing the depths of desperation to which they have sunk. Christopher Foulds is editor of Kamloops This Week.

Dear Editor: I asked for the theatre at the Florentine to show the two films I thought might interest the Nicola Valley Retired Educators Association members and the general public. I have booked today (Thursday) at 1:30 p.m. The films are short, but very well done, and extremely interesting. They are both produced by the CCPA (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives). The first: The

Remaining Light is set in B.C. It is a journey through the often-invisible part of Canada’s health care system. It explores what it means to age and die with dignity. Seniors, their families and experts in the field — including those who work day to day with seniors — talk about the services and supports that are needed, where we are failing, and their hopes for a stronger system of care. It runs for 29 minutes. The second film, Town

at the End of the Road, is the story of Mackenzie, B.C. and the town that grew as a result of forest and forest industry jobs. It chronicles life in the town at the depths of the worst economic crisis to confront the community since its earliest days. It is the story of mill workers, town councillors, and local small business owners. It is a 17-minute film. Denise Williams NVREA member

Time to think about election Dear Editor: I’m afraid it’s that time for all of us in British Columbia to start thinking about who we are going to vote for in the provincial election this spring. It’s not a decision that I’m taking lightly, especially when I think about what the future holds for the younger members of my family. One thing I would like to say, however, is how appalled I am about the unfair treatment Premier Christy Clark seems to get. Why this is so, I don’t really know. But she does not seem to be getting a fair shake at all. But then, putting on my sexist hat, perhaps it’s not very surprising. As a woman myself, and having worked and competed in a man’s world, it once again demonstrates to me that a woman must juggle home, work and perception on a daily basis in a way that her male counterparts never

have to. And of all the women who have ever been put in a leadership position in our country, from prime minister to premier, none has ever been able to demonstrate fully what they could do. They’ve only been treated as a stop gap for the next male leader. For once, I would really like to see what a woman could do with her vision of our future. That’s why I’ve decided to support Christy Clark, and one of my main reasons is that she has started on a path that leads her

government and our province in a direction I would like to see reach completion. As a daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother, I’ve seen how we’ve gotten to where we are now and I’m anxious for a change. So, let’s see what Christy Clark can do. Not only do I feel I can trust her, it’s also clear to me that she is genuinely and truly focused on creating jobs for the younger members of our society, and that is something they can literally take to the bank. Diane Walters Williams Lake

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Festival set to fuel economy From Page 1 The City of Merritt is acting as a facilitator for the event to connect organizers with fire safety, RCMP, and the Thompson-Nicola Regional District. Bass presented plans to councillors and administration last Tuesday. “I think this will diversify the types of events we have for Merritt,” Economic Development Manager James Umpherson said, adding that this type of festival

could attract similar events to the city. “It enhances our image beyond just the [Country Music Capital of Canada]. It brings in a different type of artist and cultural group that we usually aren’t accustomed to, and it will bring out more of that kind of arts and culture that exists in the City of Merritt.” The economic spinoffs will add fuel to Merritt’s economy, he added. Bass Coast is based out of Squamish and is now a player in the BC Electronic Music and Arts

Festival scene. Liquor isn’t available on the premises and the festival is for people 19 years and older. Early bird tickets, which went on sale yesterday (Wednesday), cost between $100 and $150. General admission is $220, and those tickets went on sale this morning. Locals will likely receive a discount, the organizers told council. Visit basscoast.ca to buy tickets, for more information or to apply for a grant.

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On Monday, Feb. 18, our MP, Dan Albas, was in Logan Lake to present the community with a belated Valentine’s Day present in the form of a $138,300 grant. Albas presented the money on behalf of the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Diversification. The grant is earmarked for construction of new entryways to the Recreation Centre as well as the installation of an elevator to the second floor. In his presentation speech, Albas said he was proud to recently talk about Logan Lake in the House of Commons and to remind Canadians living in large urban cities of the importance of rural resource communities such as ours. He went on to emphasize that Logan Lake and its responsible resource development plays an important role in Canada’s rate of employment growth — the strongest among G-7 countries — and that these factors also have a positive influence on the future of our country. Because of these economic influences, Albas stressed that the federal government recognizes the need to support community infrastructure. In the case of Logan Lake, that means improvements to the Recreation Centre, which plays a significant role in the quality of community life through recreational, fitness and learning opportunities for residents

of all ages while generating economic activity in terms of providing jobs. Mayor Marlon Dosch, for his part, spoke about Logan Lake’s demographics, which make it one of the oldest communities in the province. Dosch also discussed how the new federal government funding grant will “increase both the accessibility

and functionality of the Recreation Centre for years to come.” Following the presentation, some of the Logan Lakers attending the event were critical of the funding expense given the possibility that the W.H.Y., currently housed on the second floor, could be moved to what is presently the fire hall. However, both the

mayor and the members of council who were present — Audrey LeBlanc, Al Smith, Robin Smith and Charlie Weir — pointed out that, should the W.H.Y. relocate, then the second floor space would revert back to being a facility for community and social events and, in that case, the need for accessibility would continue long into the future.

raise funds for local charities. Tickets for each team of four cost $120, and include dinner, entries into door prizes, a silent auction, a dance party and golf. While tickets were nearly sold out on Tuesday, any remain-

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Claman discusses life in spotlight From Page 5 Is the show edited to make you look more like a villain? Do they encourage you to say mean things? Claman: The girls will say something to you, and you are generally just responding to the horrendous things they are saying to you. They are girls who want five minutes of fame. This year, you will be able to see who is legit and who went on a platform as a multi-millionaire, and who has nothing, but has been brought in to cause the trouble. It’s so cleverly done. The producers and the casting agent are brilliant. They are brilliant. To be up for a Canadian Screen Award in your first year is just huge.

year and third year, people’s true colours eventually come out. And you will see that in the second season. You’ll just have to see. It’s a very exciting show.

How do you feel about your portrayal? Claman: Just to be shown in such a light... I’m not a villain in any regard. All the horrible things that Mary Zilba would say to me, like my daughter wasn’t my husband’s, and my husband borrowed a million dollars from her ex-boyfriend. My response was, “Well, that would be rather heavy, Mary.� But I didn’t understand the system. I didn’t understand what this reality TV was. You pretty much get to say a free-for-all and you are completely protected. No one can sue each other. It’s all in this 55-page document. It was an interesting journey. But I knew that if I hung in there and did a second

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Friends & Neighbours Council debates budget cuts From Page 1 Several councillors, including Mike Goetz, said cuts could be the best option. “When I run my household, I don’t spend more money than I can bring in,” he said. “We don’t have to do every single project. I don’t think the Spirit Square washroom is imperative.” During last week’s meeting, councillors questioned the need to install washrooms near Spirit Square, which would cost about $350,000. “I won’t be supporting anything for a downtown washroom, absolutely not,” Goetz said. “The businesses have washrooms and I’ve seen

in the past that public downtown washrooms have not been good.” The washroom would cost about $19,000 each year to maintain. Mayor Susan Roline, who is perhaps the biggest proponent of the washrooms, said Spirit Square could be utilized more if the bathrooms are installed. “If there is an event at Spirit Square, there are no washrooms downtown,” she said. “This is our premises and we should be providing washrooms to our clientele.” Coun. Dave Baker said that while he isn’t overly excited about the funding idea, washrooms may be needed. “When we hear the

Baillie House report, I wonder where they send all those people needing a washroom,” he said. “I’m not fully willing to [fund this] but the Baillie House people would be the ones who would tell us if they are needed.” Baillie House Manager Sandy Curnow said people usually use their bathroom when they visit the Tourism Information Centre, “or if a tour bus comes, they can go to Merritt City Hall and use theirs because there’s like 30 stalls there.” Coun. Harry Kroeker questioned whether the underutilized Spirit Square is worthy of additional investment. “We did this project

because the Walk of Stars said it would be a perfect spot for the [Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame],” he said. “But as soon as it was bought, they said it would be too small.” Baker likened Spirit Square to “putting a Porshe in the driveway, but not being able to drive it.” In debating what to cut, several councillors supported funding $700,000 for Phase 1 of the Central Park upgrade, but indicated cutting $25,000 for a City of Merritt app. Council will vote on whether to accept a provisional budget at Tuesday’s council meeting at 7 p.m. at Merritt City Hall on Mamette Avenue.

Victim lost an eye during beating From Page 1 RCMP expected Karlson Sr. to be released from jail this week. RCMP found the victim severely beaten and unconscious on Oct. 10 at about 9:40 p.m. He spent an unspecified length of time in a coma at Kamloops ICU, and had facial reconstruction surgery. The man has since emerged from

his coma, but now requires assistance to walk, and has a poor memory, RCMP Const. Tracy Dunsmore said. He also permanently lost his left eye in the beating. Karlson Sr.’s daughter, Candace, is also facing a slew of charges. The 27-year-old was arrested on Jan. 15 as part of an ongoing drug investigation. Candace faces one count

of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, three counts of uttering threats, and four counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking. She is scheduled to be sentenced on March 4 in Kamloops provincial court. A 22-year-old female was also arrested in connection with the drug investigation. She is scheduled to appear in provincial court in April.

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Christie Smith’s career in the music industry has followed a long and winding road, but around every bend, the crafty songwriter has found opportunity. First, it was trying her hand at writing music for her piano teacher in Merritt. Then it was a music degree from Douglas College in Metro Vancouver. Next came an opportunity working for Long and McQuade, during which she was commissioned to teach music. Fast forward 25 years from when Smith left Merritt for Vancouver, and she is a music teacher, event co-ordinator for Long and McQuade, choir conductor, and one of the main collaborators on a new record by Vancouver-based LebaneseCanadian singer Nadina Zarifeh. “It’s a really cool life,” Smith said over the phone from her home in Vancouver. “It’s an interesting and well-rounded career life.” Smith started writing music when she was in high school in Merritt, although it took years to build enough confidence in her craft before she’d show anybody. “I wrote music for years and years and didn’t show a single soul,” the chatty, outgoing Smith said, adding she wrote it with the intention of recording it. But it wasn’t until Smith was teaching her students songwriting that she learned to let go of the insecurity and play her

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music. “When I started teaching music, I would play a bit of my work and I seemed to have no problem using it as a learning tool,” she laughed. It was through teaching music that Smith met Zarifeh, her eventual collaborator on the genre-bending singer’s debut album, 2012’s In the Now. Smith was running a business that connected people seeking music lessons with teachers, and she referred Zarifeh through that service to another teacher. “Years after the company went under, that teacher moved out of town and referred her back to me,” Smith said. “It was completely unintentional. Of course, it turned out to be that that was a very meaningful connection. She became my student and over time asked me to co-write her album.” That process took several years as the women worked together to merge their musical influences to achieve a coherent sound. Smith grew up singing in a musical family (the family that ran Smitty’s bakery) and singing in choirs. She said her ability to harmonize has become a trademark of her songwriting career. “My mom’s family could harmonize and I heard it all the time,” she said.

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All welcome at game club’s banquet OTHMAR VOHRINGER The OUTDOORSMAN This coming Saturday, the members of the Nicola Valley Fish and Game Club and their families and friends will gather at the Seniors Centre by the Merritt Museum for the annual Trophy Night and Banquet Dinner. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. for cocktails, and a potluck dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. The dinner itself is a treat to be experienced. Lovingly prepared game meat dishes,

cakes, cookies and home-baked bread leave no desire unanswered for even the finest palate. After the dinner, the awards will be handed out to hunters and anglers for best trophy in a variety of game and fish species categories. There will also be awards handed out for best wildlife and local scenery photography, plus appreciation certificates to individuals in recognition for special contributions and dedication to club activity and wildlife/ habitat conservation programs. Some of the club’s past conservation successes are the Merritt Wood Duck Recovery Program and access enhancements to Paradise Lake. The Trophy Night

‘Of all the many events I attend each year, this is one of my favourites and I look forward to it every year.’ and Banquet Dinner is a great event for outdoor enthusiasts to come together to have a good time, share stories of past hunts and fishing trips, make new friends and just generally be with likeminded folks from all walks of life. Of all the many events I attend each year, this is one of my favourites and I look forward to it every year. The banquet is also an important event to raise funds through the auctioning off of artwork and products donated

by the generous business and merchant community and individuals of the Nicola Valley. These funds are needed for the club’s various wildlife and habitat conservation programs as well as the maintenance and upgrades of the shooting range in Lower Nicola. Just last year, the club had a completely new trap and skeet shooting range built. A new rifle shooting house, plus a completely new and larger archery range, are in the process of being set up.

Last year, the club’s access committee gained provincewide support and media attention for their tireless effort in bringing access closures to public lakes, streams and crown lands to the attention of the public, media and politicians. Tickets for the event can be purchased at the door for $10 per person or $15 for a family. This event is not restricted to club members alone. The sharing of the season’s harvest with the community at large is an age-old hunting tradition that is continued to this day. In that spirit, everyone is invited to taste some of the best food nature provides. We look forward to seeing you all there.

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• • • • M3839

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

$199,900

M3741

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

$217,000

M3869

M3787

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

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

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$44,000

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Move-in Ready 3 bedroom. 2 ½ Bath, & Office New flooring and new paint Central Air and bright, open design

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M3875

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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

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5 Bedrooms, 2Baths Two storey family home Large lot Nice location

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M3689

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$260,000

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$279,000

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

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M3796

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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

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M3794

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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

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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 •

M3819

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

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• • • • M3862

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.

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M3854

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

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M3848

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$210,000 •

M3802

M3865

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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

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• • • • M3810

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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 • • • •

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M3534

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

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M3495

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

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

$349,000 •

M3855

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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

• • • •

New amazing 3 bedroom, 2 bath rancher With full unfinished bsmt. 9 ft. ceilings, large bright design. Quality built & Home warranty.

$369,000 •

M3847

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

$398,000 •

• • • • M3801

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4 Plex – Investors 4 Large Suites, Close to downtown Double Lot, Great Location Lots of parking

$408,800 •

M3863

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

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$269,900

M3805

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

$285,000

M3846

M3826

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M3728

M3603

• • • •

Riverfront Acreage with beautiful 2 year old Modular home has open floor plan, vaulted ceilings 3 BRs, 2 Baths, Has Engineered Pad created for a shop, 9.62 riverfront property w/fenced pasture

$449,000 •

M3857

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Location-Got it! Spacious Living- Got it! Immaculate 3 level – 6 bedrooms, 5and ½ bath home, 5 piece ensuite Large 3 bay garage-RV parking.

$459,900 •

M3837

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Gorgeous mountain and ranchland views 10 acres of privacy Custom Built 3 BR, 2bath home 22x22 garage and 50x50 dog kennel.

$485,000 •

M 3870

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Gorgeous 4 bedroom, 3 bath family home O.63 acre parcel bordering Nicola River Dining Room with access to private deck 2 car garage and So Much More!

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M3866

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Gorgeous 4 BR log home with f/bsmt on 4 acres Spacious rooms,vaulted ceilings,several outbuildings Beautiful landscaping, Large barn w/5 box stalls 3 Grazing pastures

$499,000 •

M3850

• • • •

Beautiful updated rancher on approx 5 acres Bamboo flooring, A/C, hot tub, large deck Huge 30 x 60 shop + horse facilities Excellent access to Hwy 8, minutes from Merritt

$499,000 •

M3872

• • • •

Beautiful 3700 sqft custom log home w/large kitchen Overlooking valley. 4 BRs, vaulted ceilings Basement has media room and spacious rec room On 5 Acres3 Bay Garage. Gorgeous landscaping

$535,000

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$599,000 •

M3861

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Enjoy views of the Coldwater River. Includes 60x30 insulated and heated shop 44x90 clear span barn perfect for your horses. 15 A. w/comfortable1100 SF Modular Home

$599,000 •

M3842

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

$599,000 •

M3815

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44 +/- private acres with creek Spectacular 2530 sq.ft. rancher 26x36 log barn/ 36x40 shop 20x40 RV shelter/ 70x140 riding arena

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M3876

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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

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M3867

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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

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M3779

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M3822

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$525,000

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M3832

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M3780

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

$217,000 • • • •

• • • •

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

$205,000 • • • •

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!!

$199,000

• • • •

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

$100,000

• • • •

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

$149,900

• • • •

Beautiful river view lot close to downtown Nice, quiet neighborhood The uncompromised view never to change Bring your building ideas

$89,000 • • • •

M3758

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

$79,000 • • • •

M3692

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M3817

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

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$58,000

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M3821

• • • •

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

$197,500

M3868

• • • •

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

$198,000

• • • • M3839

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

$199,900

M3741

• • • •

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

$217,000

M3869

M3787

• • • •

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

• • • •

Move-in Ready 3 bedroom. 2 ½ Bath, & Office New flooring and new paint Central Air and bright, open design

$217,000 •

M3607

M3875

• • • •

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

• • • •

5 Bedrooms, 2Baths Two storey family home Large lot Nice location

$219,000 •

! IVE!

• • • • M3874

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

$235,000 •

2 level home in Lower Nicola

M3689

• Lge fenced yd w/ fruit trees • 36x12 covered deck + nice patio area • 2 bdrms up/1 down, master w/ensuite

• • • •

$260,000

$269,000

M3811

2 bdrm bungalow in popular strata No kids, no rentals & self managed New roof, carpet & paint Quick possession M3834

• • • •

$279,000

• • • •

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

$249,000

$35,000

$30,000

M3755

M3796

• • • •

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

• • • •

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

• • • •

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 •

M3819

• • • •

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

$329,000 •

• • • • M3862

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

• • • •

$210,000 •

M3802

M3865

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

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

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

LUS C X E

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

M3808

• • • •

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

• • • • M3810

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

$258,000 •

M3806

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M3859

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 • • • •

• • • •

M3534

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

$99,000

M3827

M3495

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

• • • •

Beautiful 3 BR home w/high-end quality finishing Kitchen has Travertine tile, granite counters 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

• • • •

New amazing 3 bedroom, 2 bath rancher With full unfinished bsmt. 9 ft. ceilings, large bright design. Quality built & Home warranty.

$369,000 •

M3847

• • • •

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

$398,000 •

• • • • M3801

• • • •

4 Plex – Investors 4 Large Suites, Close to downtown Double Lot, Great Location Lots of parking

$408,800 •

M3863

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

$439,000

$269,900

M3805

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

$285,000

M3846

M3826

• • • •

M3728

M3603

• • • •

Riverfront Acreage with beautiful 2 year old Modular home has open floor plan, vaulted ceilings 3 BRs, 2 Baths, Has Engineered Pad created for a shop, 9.62 riverfront property w/fenced pasture

$449,000 •

M3857

• • • •

Location-Got it! Spacious Living- Got it! Immaculate 3 level – 6 bedrooms, 5and ½ bath home, 5 piece ensuite Large 3 bay garage-RV parking.

$459,900 •

M3837

• • • •

Gorgeous mountain and ranchland views 10 acres of privacy Custom Built 3 BR, 2bath home 22x22 garage and 50x50 dog kennel.

$485,000 •

M 3870

• • • •

Gorgeous 4 bedroom, 3 bath family home O.63 acre parcel bordering Nicola River Dining Room with access to private deck 2 car garage and So Much More!

$495,000 •

M3866

• • • •

Gorgeous 4 BR log home with f/bsmt on 4 acres Spacious rooms,vaulted ceilings,several outbuildings Beautiful landscaping, Large barn w/5 box stalls 3 Grazing pastures

$499,000 •

M3850

• • • •

Beautiful updated rancher on approx 5 acres Bamboo flooring, A/C, hot tub, large deck Huge 30 x 60 shop + horse facilities Excellent access to Hwy 8, minutes from Merritt

$499,000 •

M3872

• • • •

Beautiful 3700 sqft custom log home w/large kitchen Overlooking valley. 4 BRs, vaulted ceilings Basement has media room and spacious rec room On 5 Acres3 Bay Garage. Gorgeous landscaping

$535,000

• • • • M3478

40 Acre Hobby Farm w/6 stall Barn & Creek 3 BR home w/full bsmt, 2 baths& sunny kichen LR w/woodstove. Fenced into 3 pastures & 2 small paddocks, w/ round pen & exercise arena.

$599,000 •

M3861

• • • •

Enjoy views of the Coldwater River. Includes 60x30 insulated and heated shop 44x90 clear span barn perfect for your horses. 15 A. w/comfortable1100 SF Modular Home

$599,000 •

M3842

• • • •

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

$599,000 •

M3815

• • • •

44 +/- private acres with creek Spectacular 2530 sq.ft. rancher 26x36 log barn/ 36x40 shop 20x40 RV shelter/ 70x140 riding arena

$849,000 •

M3876

• • • •

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

Hi-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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• • • •

$525,000

M3820

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

$249,500 •

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

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M3858

M3832

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

$349,000

• • • •

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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

$220,000

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

M3780

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

$217,000 • • • •

• • • •

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

$205,000 • • • •

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!!

$199,000

• • • •

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

$100,000

• • • •

• • • •

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

$149,900

• • • •

Beautiful river view lot close to downtown Nice, quiet neighborhood The uncompromised view never to change Bring your building ideas

$89,000 • • • •

M3758

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

$79,000 • • • •

M3692

• • • •

M3817

• • • •

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

$219,500

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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Loveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; as an action verb NARAYAN MITRA You Gotta Have FAITH Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day 2013 is only a week old and with â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;loveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; still in the air, a sobering facet of real love, namely sacrificial love, could spur us on to some deeper reflection. The Old Testament story of Abrahamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s call to sacrifice his only son Isaac (Genesis 22:1-19), is well-known to Jewish, Christian, and Muslim minds. Over the ages, it has been illustrated in many sermons as a lesson in loving God over families. Abrahamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s love for God was sorely tried, but when God said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Take your only son Isaac, whom you love,â&#x20AC;? He was proving the patriarchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s love at its deepest level. When Abraham had reached a lofty theological position in life, it was now to

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I am persuaded that love of God, in proportion to our knowledge of doctrine, is the missing factor in evangelical circles today.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x201D; HERALD FAITH COLUMNIST NARAYAN MITRA

be expected that his love of God would be commensurate with his confession. But this had to be proved. It is one thing to give expression to lofty theological conceptions, but quite another matter to prove correspondingly our love to the God we profess to name. I am persuaded that love of God, in proportion to our knowledge of doctrine, is the missing factor in the evangelical circles today. Paul warned of it when he wrote, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Knowledge puffs up, but love edifies.â&#x20AC;? With Abraham, however, it was quite different. His love to God corresponded with knowledge of God. Grace and truth were beautifully blended.

When God proved Abraham, there was obedience of love. God could say of Abraham, â&#x20AC;&#x153;You have obeyed my voice.â&#x20AC;? That was a great commendation at any time, but even greater when considered against the background of this story. God told him, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Take now your son, your only son whom you love ... and offer him for a burnt offering.â&#x20AC;? What would we have done in the face of such a command? Only true love to God could respond to such a test. That is why Jesus closed his ministry with a statement which will always stand as the proof of love: â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you love me, keep my commandments.â&#x20AC;? I wonder if we have ever thought our

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way through to the obedience of love. How have we treated the teachings of Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Word which have been brought to bear upon our minds? The proof of love goes even further than this, because from the narrative we find it was manifested by the offering of love: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now I know that you fear God, seeing you have not withheld your son, your only son from me,â&#x20AC;? God said. God declared, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now I know.â&#x20AC;? Abrahamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s love had never been proved in this fashion before. The love was there, no doubt, and if there, God knew it. But the valuable point here is that God expected a practical evidence of it. No wonder James exclaimed, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Was not

Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up Isaac his son upon the altar?â&#x20AC;? (James 2:21). What about our own self-surrender to God? Can we stand with Abraham and say, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lo, everything is on the altar â&#x20AC;&#x201D; what I am or what I have. Take this offering of unspeakable costliness as a proof of my love to you.â&#x20AC;? In relation to the offering of Isaac, it is important to recognize that for Abraham the act of giving not only involved unspeakable costliness, but it implied unshakable confidence. There was no unintelligent resignation or blind surrender.

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Faith, love proved by sacrifice Surrendering everything to God is joyful and rewarding: Mitra From Page 17 On the contrary, the offering of love was the expression of what Paul calls “the faith which works by love,” (Gal. 5:6). The writer of the book of Hebrews tells us that “By faith Abraham when he was tried, offered up Isaac ... accounting that God was able to raise him up,” (Heb. 11:17-19). Isaac without God was nothing; but God without Isaac was everything. Abraham knew that to surrender his costliest offering to God was not to lose it, but to receive it back in resurrection power and richness. Such unshakable confidence in God must surely condemn our shameful reluctance to offer our all to God. How often we have thought of surrender as something unpleasant and unrewarding, instead of the act by which we prove the perfect will of God and enter into the fullness of joy! May God forgive us for our unresponsiveness and bring us to our Mount Moriahs where “it shall be seen” whether or not we do love God with all our hearts, minds, and strength. We would then find that the proof of our love will be rewarded with a new vision of God’s substitute Ram (Jesus), giving His life in sacrifice. And as we gaze upon that bleeding sacrifice of Calvary, we will be reminded afresh that the only reason why we can say, “I love God,” is because He first loved us. Narayan Mitra is the Pastor of Merritt Baptist Church and can be reached at narayanmitra@ hotmail.com.

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Just when you thought things couldn’t get much better for the Merritt Centennials. The Cents ran their current winning streak to five games, and closed to within six points of firstplace Penticton (with two games in hand), thanks to a trio of victories this past week over Interior Division rivals. On Feb. 13, the Centennials overcame a sluggish start and a pair of one-goal deficits to defeat the Salmon Arm Silverbacks, 4-2. It was the second road win in as many games for Merritt’s rookie netminder Russell Sanderson who blanked the Langley Rivermen 5-0 on Feb. 9 in Langley. “Russell played really well,” Cents head coach and GM Luke Pierce said. “He gave us a chance to win a game in which the team as a

whole didn’t play very well.” Two nights later, it was red-hot Sebastien Paré who proved to be the difference maker, as his goal at the 3:28 mark of the first overtime period led the Centennials to a 4-3 victory over the visiting Vernon Vipers. Paré’s third goal in as many games was textbook. With the teams playing four-onfour hockey, Merritt’s Dylan Chanter gained the Vipers’ blueline before dropping a pass to Diego Cuglietta. The Kamloops native put a clean shot on Vernon netminder Alex Smith. Paré crashed the crease and jammed the rebound home to end the game and bring his teammates pouring onto the ice. “After we went up 3-1, I wasn’t very happy with the way we let [Vernon] back into the game,” Pierce said. “It was a great overtime winner by Sebastien. He

BCHL STANDINGS to Feb. 19 INTERIOR DIVISION Team

GP W

L

T OTL PTS

Penticton Merritt West Kelowna Salmon Arm Trail Vernon

50 48 49 50 51 49

13 13 13 23 27 23

0 2 3 2 0 1

34 30 24 21 22 17

3 3 9 4 2 8

71 65 60 48 46 43

GOLDEN GOAL The Merritt Centennials’ Sebastien Paré (left) celebrates his winning goal in overtime against the Vernon Vipers on Friday night at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena, and then gets mobbed by his teammates (right). The Cents defeated the Vipers 4-3. The next night, in front of almost 900 fans, the Centennials edged the visiting Penticton Vees 3-2. It was Paré again with the game-winning goal, while Merritt netminder Tyler Steel was sensational in stopping 36 of 38 Vees’ shots. Ian Webster/Herald

pounced on the rebound and put it away.” The Cents saved the best for last. Saturday night, in front of a boisterous crowd of almost 900, the Centennials got goals from a pair of rookies — Cuglietta and Sam Johnson — and another game winner from Paré in a thrilling 3-2 win over the Penticton Vees. It was Merritt’s second victory over the defending RBC champions in a week, and their fourth in six meetings

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between the teams this season. The Cents roared out of the gate in Saturday’s showdown between the top two teams in the Interior. They scored the game’s first two goals and held a wide edge in terms of hits, puck possession and shots on net. Penalties almost proved to be Merritt’s undoing, however, as they took seven of the game’s nine minors. While the Vees scored only once with the man advantage, they used the

powerplay opportunities to swing the momentum in their favour and dominate the final 30 minutes of regulation play. Veteran netminder Tyler Steel came through in a big way for the Centennials, stopping 36 of 38 shots fired at him (including 15 in the third period) to pick up his second win in as many nights. “Tyler looked really composed,” Pierce said. “He came through with some big saves when we needed them.”

The Cents’ next game was Wednesday night in Trail against the fifthplace Smoke Eaters. The final score of that contest was not available by press time. Merritt travels to Penticton on Friday before hosting West Kelowna on Saturday.

OVERTIME Sebastien Paré hasn’t been the only Centennial lighting it up lately. Rookie Bennett Huber scored in both

the Salmon Arm and Vernon games. “[Bennett] brings a lot to the lineup each and every time he plays,” Pierce said. “He’s a very good, skilled player.” The Cents-Vees game had many highlights and several quirky moments. Topping the list was the goal allowed by Penticton netminder Chad Katunar when he whiffed on a 100foot clearing attempt by Merritt’s Sam Johnson while the Cents were playing shorthanded. To his credit, Katunar rebounded from every goaltender’s nightmare and combined with the Cents’ Tyler Steel to put on a marvelous display of puck stopping at both ends of the ice. The Centennials can’t get any respect when it comes to the Canadian Junior Hockey League’s weekly Top-20 rankings of Junior A teams across the country. After four Honourable Mentions so far this season (including last week), the Cents were left completely off this Monday’s list — despite their three-forthree week. Meanwhile the Vees (whom Merritt has beaten four of six times this season) sit in the number nine position in the rankings. Go figure!

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MAINLAND DIVISION Team

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Surrey 50 31 13 2 Chilliwack 50 30 18 1 Prince George 49 23 18 1 Langley 49 20 23 1 Coquitlam 50 20 29 1 ISLAND DIVISION

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Tracker midgets make it to OMAHA finals By Ian Webster THE HERALD

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Riley Barnes (15) and the rest of the Tracker Sportswear midget rep team take on Chase this weekend for the Okanagan-Mainline championship and a berth at the 2013 provincial championships. Ian Webster/Herald

MERRITT BOWLING CENTRE TOP 10 AVERAGES (to Sunday, February 17)

MEN Bill Campbell 248 Jerrid Chandler 241 Mark Pattison 231 Bill McNeil 229 Gerry Thomas 225 Jordan Pinto 223 Harold Aljam 215 Tom Walker 201 Derek Cornies 199 James Isaac Sr. 186

WOMEN Helen Szabo Crystal Chandler Deb Tancsa Doreen Nikkel Diane Walker Lori Walker Sheree Byer Cindy Marshall Sharon McIvor Marilyn Wright

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THIS WEEK’S HIGH SCORES Men’s High Single Harold Aljam 363 Men’s High Triple Jordan Pinto 875

Women’s High Single Helen Szabo 279

The Merritt Tracker Sportswear midget reps’ Cinderella run through the Okanagan-Mainline playoffs continues. The local Jr. Cents face off against Chase this weekend in a best-ofthree series to determine the OMAHA Tier 3 midget champions. The series winner will also earn a berth in this year’s provincial championships, scheduled for Alberni Valley from March 17 to 21. Merritt’s midgets have made it to the final round of the playoffs thanks to a pair of improbable upsets. In round one action, the seventhplace Jr. Cents upset the fifth-place Summerland Jets, winning their bestof-three series in two straight games. That series victory paled in comparison to the monumental upset Merritt handed top-ranked Kelowna in

MINOR HOCKEY REPORT round two playoff action. Losers of game one, 11-3, on Feb. 3, the Jr. Cents rebounded to take games two and three by scores of 3-2 and 3-0 respectively this past weekend. Game two, played at the Shulus Arena on Saturday, was close from beginning to end. Tied at 2-2 late in the third period, it was Merritt’s Grady Musgrave who was the difference maker, scoring the game winner with just 3:41 remaining in regulation time. Other Tracker scorers were Zack Sanderson and Nolan Prowal. In the third and deciding game of the series, Sunday in Kelowna, the Jr. Cents rode the shutout goaltending of Kristian Stead to victory. Prowal had a pair of goals for the Tracker team, while Bradley Colter tallied once. Game one of the

Congratulations go out to the Merritt Bowling Centre’s Inter-City ‘B’ team that took part in a five-pin tournament on Feb. 9 in Golden. Members of the team are: Harold Aljam, Tom Walker, Ginger DeLeeuw, Jasmine Wingo, Ayton Moffat, Kevin Kwitkowski, Derek Cornies, Chandra Bonthoux, Cindy Marshall and Dianna Boston. The men’s team placed fifth, the women’s team second and the mixed team fifth for an overall fourth place finish. Aljam brought home the men’s block trophy for his four-game score of 921. The MBC’s Inter-City ‘A’ team will be travelling to Vernon and Kelowna on March 15-16 for their championships. The ‘A’ team consists of: Jordan Pinto, Bill McNeil, Bill Campbell, Jerrid Chandler, Mark Pattison, Doreen Nikkel, Helen Szabo, Diane Walker, Debbie Tancsa and Crystal Pattison. The Merritt Bowling Centre’s mixed bowling league takes place on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 7 - 9 p.m., and the ladies’ league on Wednesdays from 7 - 9 p.m. TAEKWON-DO CHAMPIONSHIPS COME WITH A SILVER LINING Two members of the local Coquihalla Taekwon-Do Club came home from the 2013 B.C. Championships at Simon Fraser University with silver medals. Both Brianne Duncan and Lennon Antoine (shown at left with instructor Ed Nedokus) picked up their silver medals in sparring. Over 290 competitors from around the province took part in the championships on Feb. 8-9 at SFU. Photo submitted

Merritt-Chase series takes place on Saturday in Chase at 1:30 p.m. Game two is back in Merritt, at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena.

Novice Merritt’s two novice teams, the Red Thunder and the Black Knights, went head-to-head in the championship game of a tournament in Logan Lake on the weekend. In a great battle between two teams that had never previously played each other, the Red Thunder prevailed 8-3. Both Merritt novice teams went undefeated in tournament action leading up to the championship game. The Red Thunder beat teams from Kamloops, Clearwater and Williams Lake, while the Black Knights topped sides from Princeton, Williams Lake and Logan Lake.

Midget House The NVIT midgets were knocked out of the playoffs on Saturday, losing 6-2 to Clearwater on home ice. Merritt goals were scored by Brayden Thormoset and Tristan Couture. The midget house team will attend one last tournament in Westside in March.

Initiation A one-day initiation tournament takes the spotlight at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena on Saturday. In addition to two teams from Merritt, there will be teams from Kelowna, Princeton, North Okanagan and 100 Mile House in attendance. Games begin at 7:30 a.m. and run through till 5:15 p.m. Merritt’s Team White plays its games at 7:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 3 p.m., while the local

Team Red plays at 8:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.

Other Games This Weekend Saturday • 10 a.m. Novices vs. West Kelowna (Shulus Arena) • 12:45 p.m. Novices vs. West Kelowna (Shulus Arena) • 3:30 p.m. Atom Dev. vs. Salmon Arm (Shulus Arena) Sunday • 9:30 a.m. Atom Dev. vs. Salmon Arm (N.V. Arena) • 10 a.m. Novices vs. West Kelowna (Shulus Arena) • 11:30 a.m. Bantam House vs. Lillooet (Shulus Arena) • 12:45 p.m. Peewee House vs. Lillooet (N.V. Arena) • 2 p.m. Novices vs. West Kelowna (Shulus Arena) • 2:30 p.m. Midget Rep vs. Chase (N.V. Arena)

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Skip Adrian Reynoldson prepares to release a stone. Ian Webster/Herald

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The Merritt Curling Centre is hosting an Optimists’ Getting Started in Curling Camp this Saturday, starting at 9:45 a.m. Cost is only $10 for the day. The fee includes instruction, use of curling equipment, snacks and a lunch. Clean shoes are required. The curling camp, which is presented by Curl BC, is open to youngsters 9-12 years of age with or without any curling experience. Space at the curling camp is limited. To register, email pamont@telus.net. For more information, call 250-378-3975.

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The Merritt Curling Club held its mixed bonspiel on the weekend. A total of 10 teams took part. The results were: A Final - Jack Reynoldson rink def. Vern Latremouille rink B Final - Paul Montgomery rink def. Monica Tenisch rink C Final - Susan Newton rink def. Adrian Reynoldson rink The MCC’s regular season windup will take place on Friday, March 15, with the finals in the men’s A and B events, and in the ladies league.


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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 AQUATIC CENTRE Last teen night until June! This Friday, Feb. 22 from 9:00 - 11:00 p.m. for ages 13-18 years old. NV FISH & GAME CLUB Potluck Dinner and Trophy Awards Night, Saturday, Feb. 23, 5:30 p.m.at the Senior’s Centre (museum) Refreshments will be available. Free coffee and kid’s drink provided. Raffles & Silent Auction to follow. Get tickets at Ponderosa Sports or Nicola Valley Outdoors or at the door. Contact Paul Komonoski at 250-378-4904 or Ed Collins 250-3782547 for more information. Please bring a potluck dish. NV ARTS COUNCIL Presents: Carli and Julie Kennedy

at The Civic Centre, Thursday, Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. This Canadian duo have developed their own sound; a fusion of country, folk, jazz and Celtic music. Tickets available at Baillie House and Black’s Pharmacy. COURTHOUSE GALLERY 7th Annual Community Arts Show, on now until Feb. 28. An amazing variety of emerging and established artists from the Nicola Valley. Join us as we celebrate the community talent and vote on your favourite piece. Gallery is open Thursdays, 4 - 8 p.m., Fri.-Sat., Noon to 6 p.m. BAILLIE HOUSE Spring Garage Sale. Weekly from Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., until the end of March.

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 250-378-0339

Fundraising for property maintenance and painting. XPLORE SPORTS School year camp next date: 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 Josée Warren at 250-315-1075 or jwarren@pacificsport.com 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. TRINITY UNITED CHURCH World Day of Prayer 2013, Friday, March 1 at 7:00 pm. Fellowship to follow. NICOLA VALLEY RIDING CLUB The Nicola Valley

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. NV FILM SOCIETY Monday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the NVIT Theatre. “The Untouchables”

Rated:PG. For more info phone 378-3974. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION #96 Darts at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays; Frosty Fridays at 5:00 p.m.; Meat Draw at 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays. 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. 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 250-3784528 or Sharon at 250-315-1305.

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THE CHURCHES OF MERRITT WELCOME YOU Crossroads Community Church 2990 Voght St. • 250-378-2911 Service Time: Sundays 10:30 a.m.

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.

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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 Royal Canadian Legion #96 Executive Mtg. Second Thursday - 6 p.m. Regular Mtg. Fourth Thursday - 7 p.m. 1940 Quilchena - 250-378-5631

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Hospice Society A Cut Finger Grief is the deepest wound you have ever had. Like a cut Ànger it goes through stages and leaves a scar. c/o 3451 Voght St., Merritt, B.C. V1K 1C6 Contact: 250-280-4040

KENNETH ERNEST BOON aka GrampaKid

Born July 20/25 in LuckyLake Sask. Passed away February 9/13 Merritt. He left behind children Sheryl, Paige (Rick), Laureen (Doug) & Lee (Tammie), Cam (Barb). He was known as GrampaKid to his 14 grandkids and 9 greatgrandkids. His heart always had extra room for many more that didn’t have a Grampa. He was very service orientated serving in positions in the OldTime Fiddlers, Kinsmen, Lions Club and other organizations in the many communities that he lived. He also became a Life Member in the Royal Canadian Legion. Dad’s passion was dancing, making sure that every lady made it to the dance Áoor. A Celebration of his life to be held in the Merritt Legion Mar 16/13 at 1:30. In lieu of Áowers, consider contributing to the Merritt Legion Dance Floor Fund or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

MAUREEN SHERMAN APRIL 15, 1954 – JAN. 26, 2013

MAUREEN (KALSTROM) SHERMAN, beloved daughter of Allan and Beverly Kalstrom and sister of Louise Anderson, passed away on January 26, 2013 at the age of 58 years. Maureen is survived by her father Allan Kalstrom, her sister Louise Anderson, nephews Jesse and Danny Anderson and niece Jennifer Bateham. She also leaves to mourn her aunts Bobbie Sutherland and Mary Rowly. Maureen was predeceased by her mother Beverly in 2002. Though your face will not be seen among us here today, your love is felt in every heart you changed along the way. Maureen leaves behind her beloved cat companions; Lady Bug, Molly and Beverly, who are missing her very much. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 at Hope United Church. In lieu of flowers, in Maureen’s memory, please donate to the Chilliwack Animal Safe Haven, 49843 Chilliwack Central Road, Chilliwack, BC V2P 6H3, or to any BCSPCA. Condolences may be sent to chapelofhope@martinbros.info

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ROSE COLLINS Last year on February 22nd/ 2012 at 8:41 am, our loving mother, grandmother, aunty, sister and friend Rose Collins suddenly passed away due to aggressive terminal cancer. She spent her final days surrounded by family and friends at the Coquihalla Gillis house where she was receiving palliative care. Rose was born and raised on the Coldwater Indian reserve and her parents were the late Johnny and Madeline Collins. As a child Rose enjoyed horse-back riding, swimming, picnics and spending time with her parents and siblings. Rose had three children of her own, six grandchildren and many foster children. Some of her greatest accomplishments were, working as a women’s support worker, being a foster parent, going back to school and graduating with her Resident Care Aid Certificate. People who knew Rose would describe her as friendly, hardworking, funny, honest, caring, family oriented, and above all loving. She made friends wherever she went, a 15 minute trip would often turn into hours because she was busy talking to everyone including complete strangers. She was the type of person who would go out of her way to help others, even if it meant sacrificing her own comfort and happiness. Rose loved fishing; camping; shopping; playing board games; putting puzzles together; Mcdonald’s Coffee and watching her family play baseball, hockey and soccer. In addition, Rose was an avid bingo player; she even had her own spot and often mentioned that the bingo hall was her second home. Rose was truly a kindred spirit with a heart of gold and will be forever missed by her family and friends. The family would like to give a special thanks to everyone who provided us with prayers, kind words, donations and love, including: The Cancer society in Kelowna, Dr. Mcleod, Scw’exmx Community Health-Rena Jones, Home Care Nurse, Coqhihalla Gillis house, Nicola Valley Health, Coldwater Indian Band, Mcdonalds, Maquilla Maklaryn, numerous Bingo buddies, and everyone else. Thank you. “I may have lost my remember, but I’ll never forget that I’ll love you forever.”

Margaret Eileen Smyth (Eileen) nee O’Neill April 22, 1931 – February 15, 2013 Mom passed away peacefully in her home in the Florentine as she wished with her very loving husband Larry at her side. She is survived by her daughter Shelley (George), son Jim, daughter Sharna (Jim); grandchildren Neil, Ryan, Tanis, Megan, Jordan, Jarred, Brendan and Miranda and numerous nieces and nephews. Mom was predeceased by her parents Gordon and Audrey O’Neill, sister Kathleen Anne Haddad, daughter Eila and grandson Orin. Born in Kamloops, Mom moved to Salmon Arm, BC with her parents who then moved to Merritt BC in her later teens. It was there that she met the man who won her heart by riding his horse up the local post office steps. Eileen and Larry ran away and married in Washington State in August 1951 returning to the Nicola Valley where throughout their nearly 62 year marriage Mom remained the love of Larry’s life. Mom was known to many for her sharp wit, her beauty and her sense of style. She had an artistic eye and surrounded herself with beauty. Always a fabulous decorator Mom enjoyed ‘dressing’ the home she and Daddy built over the years; she was always doing an ‘update’ of one room or another! An avid gardener, their gardens were always a delight and admired by all who had the pleasure of enjoying time in them. Son Jim created and built the koi pond that became the centerpiece of the back yard bringing birdlife in the diversity and multitudes that she so enjoyed. For many years Mom enjoyed fishing – both fresh and salt water. Many summer weeks and Septembers were spent in Port Alberni competing in the local Tyee Club Derby with her husband and sister at her side. She enjoyed many wonderful vacations with her children, parents and sister’s family on Hornby Island at her parents summer home. In later years Mom would return in the fall to enjoy time with Larry, her daughter Sharna and husband Jim to spend time with her late sister’s daughter Margo and husband Werner Krupek. Summers locally were spent camping in one of the various RV’s she and Larry owned; fishing at one small mud puddle or another. She always caught the biggest fish! Like her Mom before her Mom was THE BEST cook! Mom took pride in passing that gift along to her two daughters. She loved preparing the holiday meals and having her children and grandchildren around. She thoroughly enjoyed all music and loved to read. She loved animals and they loved her back! She loved card games – crib and canasta were favorites. Many a game of yahtzee was played with family. In her last two years spent living at the Florentine in Merritt with Larry by her side, she so enjoyed the company of new friends – old and young. She looked forward to outings with her new girlfriends.. The very caring staff became extended family; her face would light up in their presence, she felt loved and had many laughs and wonderful times with them. Mom’s family wishes to express their sincerest thanks to Dr. Van der Mewre and his staff for their wonderful care over the years, to the staff at the Merritt Hospital for their compassionate care during her recent brief stay and to all at the Florentine for their love and generosity of spirit. Mom will be truly missed. Respecting Mom’s wishes for no service an informal tea is being held to celebrate her life on Saturday, February 23rd at 10:30 am at the Florentine on the third floor. No flowers by request, but if so desired donations to the BC Children’s Hospital in her honour (a favorite charity) would be appreciated.

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Dr. William “Bill” Arnold Stuart Klass April 18, 1934 - Jan. 18, 2013

Salem - Dr. William “Bill” Klass, 78, died January 18 in Salem, Oregon. Bill was born in Cupar, Saskatchewan, Canada. Dr. Klass’ parents were both school teachers. Bill’s father (Herbert Klass) succumbed to pancreatic cancer when Bill was young and his mother, Alice Klass, raised her children primarily on her own until her passing at age 92. Dr. Klass graduated early from high school at the age of 16 and received his Badchelor of Science by age 18. Dr. Klass received his MD from the University of Saskatchewan Medical School at the age of 21. William and his family moved to Stayton, Oregon in 1975 from Merritt, British Columbia, Canada, where he served the medical community in Stayton until his retirement in 1999. Dr. Klass was an avid photographer and enjoyed traveling throughout the world while taking pictures. Among his favorite destinations was Kenya, not only for the fantastic scenery but also for the incredible animal diversity. When not on Safari, Bill’s favorite places were the Oregon Coast and Lac Le Jeune, Kamloops, BC, Canada, where he would unwind by spending quality time with his family as well as boating and rainbow trout fishing. Dr. Klass’ professional passions included management of his diabetic and obstetrical patients, and performing anesthesia at Santiam Memorial Hospital while managing his internal medicine patients at the Marian Retirement Center. The last years of his life were spent at Alterra Clare Bridge in Salem. Dr. Klass is survived by children: William “John” Klass of Camas, WA., Catherine (Klass) Stewart of Sydney, Australia, Jennifer Lyn (Klass) Shawn of Portland, and Jordan Douglas Klass of Portland; grandchildren: Xela Anneliese Shawn and Socrates Andrew Shawn of Portland; sister: Joyce Heintz of Dalmeny, Sasketchewan, Canada; and former wife: Nancy Klass Wright of Athena, Oregon. He was preceded in death by wife: Peggy Klass in 2003. Memorial Service will be Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Freres Auditorium at the Santiam Hospital in Stayton. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service.


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Land Act: Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land Take notice that SB Okanagan Holding (08) Corp. of Vancouver BC, intends to make application to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), Southern Service Region â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Thompson Okanagan Service Centre, Crown Land Adjudication ofĂ&#x20AC;ce, for a License for Investigative Licence for wind power purposes covering All that unsurveyed Crown land in the vicinity of Gnawed Mountain KDYD situated on Provincial Crown land located in the vicinity of Logan Lake. The Lands File Number that has been established for this application is 3412683. Written comments concerning this application should be directed to the Section Head, Crown Land Adjudication at 441 Columbia St., Kamloops BC V2C 2T3. Comments will be received by MFLNRO until March 17, 2013. MFLNRO may not be able to consider comments received after this date. Please visit our website Http:www.arfd.gov.bc.ca/ApplicationPosting/index.jsp ¤ Search ¤ Search by File Number: insert Lands File Number for more information. Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be considered part of the public record. For information, contact the FOI advisor at the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations regional ofĂ&#x20AC;ce.

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CLOSING LOCATION: City of Merritt City Hall 2185 Voght Street, Merritt, BC V1K 1B8 FINAL DATE AND TIME FOR RECEIPT OF PROPOSALS: One complete copy of each proposal must be submitted. Proposal can be submitted to City Hall between 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. This competition closes at 4:30 pm on Friday, March 8, 2013. CONTACT PEOPLE: Shawn Boven Public Works Manager Tel: (250) 378-4224 Fax: (250) 378-2600 Darrell Finnigan Superintendent of Public Works Tel: (250) 378-4224 Fax: (250) 378-2600 Please note that the City’s Website address is www.merritt.ca NOTE: PROPOSALS WILL NOT BE OPENED IN PUBLIC

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February 21, 2013 edition of the Merritt Herald

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