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The Vancouver Piano Ensemble wowed a crowd of about 70 people at the Merritt Civic Centre on Saturday night. The show Eight Hands, Two Pianos saw the four players sit two at each piano, and even three to one piano. The concert was the final in the Nicola Valley Community Arts Council’s 2012-13 concert series. Emily Wessel/Herald

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It’s been a long time coming, but soon Merritt and the area will have its own driving school again. In January, Interior Salish Employment and Training Society (ISETS) received a cheque for $70,000 from Teck Highland Valley Copper to start up a driving school for Class 7 and 5 licences. “This is an exceptional partnership in that the mine will leave a legacy for this and future generations of workers,” said Georgina Beatty, ISETS

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community program liaison. “It will enrich families and communities with the ability to work, travel and in general provide a better quality of life.” Currently, there are no driving schools in Merritt, Princeton, Ashcroft, Lytton, Hope, Spences Bridge or Lillooet. “There has been a need for years and ISETS considers possessing a driver’s licence 7L, 7N and 5 as essential,” said Beatty. “Rural community members need their driver’s licences in order to obtain and retain employment. Industry, private and public sector

alike require employees to have a driver’s licence in order to carry out some of the basic requirements of their work duties.” Beatty said they hope to start up the driving school in October. “We’ll be centred in Merritt, Lytton and Lillooet,” she said. “But we plan to bring our services to people in those areas as well to people in 16 aboriginal communities. We’ll do it then and there. We’ll have in class sessions as well as road sessions. Right now people have to go to Kamloops, so this will really save people money.”

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NOSY DOG Yvonne Lord walks with Salsa around the Merritt Civic Centre on Sunday as part of a K9 Nose Work class. The clinic, instructed by Lia Bijsterveld, had pooches running a box drill to find treats in a little obstacle course. K9 Nose Work is a sport that was started by the National Association of Canine Scent Work to sharpen dogs’ natural hunting abilities in a fun environment. Emily Wessel/Herald

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With April being daffodil month across Canada, it’s a great time to start thinking about the Relay for Life. This year’s Merritt relay heads indoors to the Civic Centre on May 4 and 5, a move that chief organizer Diane Van Hoof says should make it easier and more enjoyable for the participants. “It gets pretty cold on the participants when it’s outdoors. Particularly in the early morning,” said Van Hoof. “It’s a 24 hour relay which goes from 5 p.m. until 5 a.m. The idea is that being at the event overnight for the 24 hours is that cancer never sleeps. What it’s really about is a show of support to those who have battled cancer.” This year’s Merritt Relay for Life has already surpassed last year’s total number of participants with 81 people and 11 teams signed up. Merritt has already raised $2,218 for the Canadian Cancer Society. “Anyone can join the relay, but a lot of times

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it’s people who have been touched by cancer, which is almost everyone at some point in their life,” said Van Hoof. “They’ve got someone on their team with cancer, or they’re doing it for someone they’ve lost — a friend, family member or co-worker. We do show that with all the events going on that there is progress going on (with cancer research).” Van Hoof says people can still register right up to and including the day of the event. Teams consist of one to 15 people, but only one has to take the field at all times,

“Let’s freeze out cancer!” with a winter wonderland setting including several games and activities to keep participants active. “We have a cake walk contest with cakes and other desserts in a game like musical chairs,” said Van Hoof. “Whoever is left at the end gets to choose from the cakes. We have an auction going on. We have a kids camp area with lots of games, tattoos, snowball fights, and more. We also have a best-dressed snowman contest, theme laps, winter karaoke, and we’ll crown the ice king and queen for the night.” Van Hoof has a very

although more can if they wish. The Relay for Life begins with the survivors’ victory lap where cancer survivors do a celebratory lap showing the strength, courage and determination of people who have survived cancer. Other events planned during the night are the luminary ceremony, where participants remember and honour loved ones who have cancer or have lost their battles with the disease, and the fight back ceremony, where everyone unites to continue the fight against cancer. Van Hoof says the theme of the evening is

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special reason to be involved with the Relay for Life; she has seen her close family friend Jordyn Tolles beat cancer. “She was diagnosed when she was four and she had Ewing Sarcoma, which is typically in the lower body but hers was in her spine,” said Van Hoof. “By the time she was diagnosed, it had metastasized into her lungs. She went through a lot. She went from a healthy, walking, fullydeveloped child to where she couldn’t even crawl.” Tolles spent several months in Vancouver at B.C. Children’s Hospital and then sought treatment in California. “That was a life saver,” said Van Hoof. “Through this, the different cancer society programs really helped us out. She had a very small chance of survival and she beat it. Jordyn’s been free of any cancer now for almost eight years.” To register, go to relaybc.ca and search for Merritt. You can also visit the group’s Facebook site under Relay for Life Merritt.

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City addresses conflict of interest guidelines The City of Merritt is committed to supporting our community organizations and groups through continued efforts from council and administration. At this point in time, however, we are unable to appoint committee or liaison members because of current conflict of interest guidelines. We want to ensure that we are in a position to appoint the right person to the role of committee member or council liaison. In order to ensure this is done according to the guidelines and the best

practices, it is important for city council to understand and develop a process that supports the decisions made by the Supreme Court of Canada. According to Mayor Susan Roline, “the decision not to have either council appointed committee members or a council liaison to community groups is in no way a reflection of the great value of volunteer organizations that make Merritt a vibrant city”. Roline added, “volunteer organizations remain a priority for Council and administra-

tion through other supportive channels within city hall”. Before the City of Merritt can make any decisions regarding any appointment, it is important that council members are fully aware, understanding, and abiding by the conflict of interest guidelines. It is also important for members of the community, organizations, and other groups to understand that these new guidelines will affect how they interact, engage, and do business with city officials, including, elected offi-

cials and administration. Until such time that city council is able to ensure compliance with the conflict of interest guidelines, our volunteer and community organizations volunteer and community groups should continue to submit newsletters to council, send correspondence to the City of Merritt, come as a delegation to council meetings, work with administrative staff, and use other tools available to engage city hall. Roline asks that the community remain patient throughout the

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City of Merritt water regulations Basic sprinkler: 6 a.m. — 8 a.m., 7 p.m. — 10 p.m. Automatic sprinkler: midnight to 4 a.m. Even addresses water on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and odd addresses water on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. There is no sprinkling on Sunday. It is vital that we all understand how important water regulations are to the community. The water

we use in the City of Merritt is the single most valuable resource that we have in our community. With your help, we can ensure that this resource continues to flow uninterrupted this year and in years to come. Please do your part. For more information, please contact R. G. (Bob) Davis, bylaw officer for the City of Merritt by telephone at (250) 378-4224 or email at bylaw@merritt.ca.

Recycling update Beginning today, the city’s Public Works Department Services will be delivering recycling containers to homes that receive curbside garbage pickup. The city asks that residents put out their new recycling containers only when full or nearly full. Collection of the new recycling containers will begin the week of April 30. Recycling will be collected the same day as garbage.

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OUTDOOR WATERING OPTIONS: Hand watering is permitted anytime with a sprinkling can or a controlled Áow nozzle (even when washing a car). Please clip-out and keep on your refrigerator to remind of regulations!

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It’s that time of year when everyone begins to think about their yards, spring cleanup, and preparing for the summer season. The City of Merritt wants everyone to do their part to be water smart. Beginning on May 1 and continuing through to Sept. 30, water restrictions come into effect. Everyone is asked to do their part in conserving our water resources. The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources Operations is calling the snow pack in our water basin at “normal” levels. This measurement will not take into account any additional precipitation or the faster depletion of the snow pack due to a drier-than-normal summer. We have to anticipate and plan to protect the water levels in our aquifer.

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Fraser-Nicola MLA Green Party candidate John Kidder received support from the leader of the federal Green Party on Monday as Elizabeth May stopped by Merritt’s Brambles Bakery and Cafe. “I’m visiting to do what I can to support a really terrific, firsttime, out-of-the-gate Green Party of British Columbia candidate, John Kidder,” May said. Although he’s running for the first time as a Green, Kidder is not green to politics. He helped found the Green Party of B.C. in 1983, and in 2011, he ran as Liberal MP candidate for OkanaganCoquihalla, coming in third in that race. Kidder was raised in a political family and his sister, Margot Kidder, is as well-known for her political activism as she is for starring in several Superman movies as Lois Lane. Kidder said the Green Party appealed to him for its “common sense” approach to community economic development. “In our particular area here, we have some unique circumstances,” Kidder said. “Merritt is far and away the biggest community, and Merritt’s not all that economically healthy. The others are nowhere near as well off as Merritt. What we’re not getting from provincial governments of either stripe is attention to these small communities in a way that makes sense.” Kidder said investing in international multi-million-dollar mega-projects such

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as the Site C dam in Peace River is not as self-sustaining as investing in smallerscale community development projects. “I’m a small business guy and have been all my life,” he said.

‘What we’re not getting from provincial governments of either stripe is attention to these small communities in a way that makes sense.’ —GREEN PARTY’S MLA CANDIDATE JOHN KIDDER

Kidder, who spent time cowboying at Douglas Lake Ranch in early adulthood, later moved on to other resource sectors in the area, and spent decades working as an entrepreneur. May said Kidder’s experience in big-city business combined with his ranching career align with the Green Party belief that the environment and the economy are

not necessarily mutually exclusive, which Kidder called an “inevitable” realization for Canadians. With the election just over a month away, Kidder said it’s an exciting time to be blazing the campaign trail with support from the face of the federal Green Party. “I feel great,” Kidder said. “I’m just getting nothing but positive responses.” May said her stopover in Merritt was a good opportunity to help the first-time Green candidate prepare for the race as it heats up. “He comes here with a real commitment, which I think we all share, for local community economic development,” May said. “You look at the communities within this provincial riding and you know they have had more than their fair share of blows, economically. The big city governments and the big city parties don’t tend to think what we can do for communities like Merritt, Ashcroft, Lytton.” About 20 people attended the gathering.

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Action plan promotes skills training DAN ALBAS View from the HILL Hearing the concerns of citizens is, in my view, one of the most important responsibilities of public office. The reason why I make a point of personally returning phone calls and attending a great many meetings is that, as taxpayers, you deserve to be heard by those you elect to represent you. There may not always be agreement on every issue, but there can often be a consensus to agree to disagree on some points. However, there are also those issues where we can be unified in our views on matters that we collectively see as important. One of those issues that I continue to hear about from increasing numbers of constituents is Canada’s temporary foreign worker program. Although concerns about this program have increased significantly over the past week, this has been an issue I have been hearing about for some time. As a result of the concerns that many constituents have taken the time to pass on to me, I was able to raise this issue in the House of Commons in late March when I stated:

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CRAIG LINDSAY Off the Cuff It was standing room only at Tuesday’s council meeting. Having to put together today’s paper usually means any stories coming from council will have to wait until next week; however, I will say a few things here now in my editorial. First off, congratulations to Merritt Mayor Susan Roline for being awarded the prestigious Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.

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I also got the chance to meet MP Dan Albas, who presented Roline with the medal. Albas mentioned he enjoyed my Tuesday column on Game of Thrones. I find this slightly amusing, since federal as well as provincial and municipal governments have their own “Game of thrones” going on with different politicos taking sides and even betrayals and backstabbing— albeit with less dragons. Which brings us back to the council meeting. It was pitiful to see only one councillor join Roline, Albas and city staffers as the mayor cut the cake to celebrate the occasion at the conclusion of the council meeting. Earlier, during council,

there was no hiding the animosity between certain councillors, the mayor and even some city staff. Those 25 or so people in attendance got a real treat as the council meeting oft-times resembled the People’s Court with Roline having to resort to the gavel on more than one occasion to quiet unruly councillors. The two biggest issues for council are the conflict of interest and the splitting from Tourism Nicola Valley (TNV). I wrote about both issues in the last week. What came out of Tuesday’s meeting was a notice of motion from Coun. Alastair Murdoch expressing concern that councils direction from the Jan. 8 council meeting was

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not followed by the mayor and city. As I said earlier, I will be writing more about the story next week, but for now I will just say it was a sad spectacle to see a council and mayor that disagree so strongly and vehemently on such large issues. Of course, I’ve only been to two council meetings in Merritt and have only spoken to councillors on a few occasions, so I don’t completely know the back story. But I can say, there is more in-fighting than I have seen in my career in the news business. There is no doubt the conflict of interest business is tricky. Trying to decipher what the law is and the interpretation of the law and rulings is a

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slippery slope. Can council attend organization meetings on their own accord? Yes, said Roline. They just can’t represent the city as an official liaison. But is it OK if its a council committee or something like Gold Country, TOTA or Yellowhead? So you see how ambiguous it can get. That’s not to say council can’t patch things up and come together. Mayor Roline did throw out an olive branch at the end of council, stating she had been taken out of context when she said she didn’t have faith in her council. Hopefully, that small act will be the start of a new, cohesive council. If not, we’ll just have to release the dragons.

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Conflict of interest rules clear-cut Dear Editor,

For what it’s worth, there really is no issue regarding conflict of interest rules. The rules are there as a safeguard against abuse of privileged information. The rules are there to ensure public interests are protected. The guidelines are there to help navigate through the various applications of the rules. The courts are in the process of clarifying

those guidelines. In short, the intent of the conflict of interest guidelines is to help keep politics open and transparent. The guidelines are not to be used as a bludgeon to isolate councillors from being actively involved with their communities. Our mayor is quoted as saying “…if you’re on a board of a nonprofit organization then your primary duty is to that organization. You’re supposed

to be doing the work of that organization at all times… You can’t wear two hats.” Nonsense! Life itself is a matter of balancing interests and priorities. It is in the best interest of communities to elect individuals who have a broad range of interests and who are involved in community activities. That’s how you keep in touch with what is important to the community. And when there is a pos-

sible conflict of interest, such as when an organization you belong to is applying for city monies, that’s when you step away from the council table. You don’t participate in discussions. You don’t vote. You don’t even stay in the room to observe. It’s pretty clear-cut. I am concerned when those rules are misused or misapplied to the detriment of our community. We just honoured a past member

of council, Ron Sherwood, a few weeks ago. Ron’s strength as a councillor was that he was extremely involved in community affairs, belonged to many organizations, and knew the pulse of this community. Why would we settle for less? Enough with making a bogeyman out of perfectly sensible regulations. Kurt Christopherson Merritt, B.C.

Compost can help get the most out of your garden this growing season Dear Editor, Thanks to the great weather recently, many of us have been inspired to get outside, enjoy spring and get ready for another growing season. This is the Good Earth Company’s fifth year in business making commercial compost and it’s our busiest spring yet. People are becoming more conscious of making “greener” choices, and looking for alternatives to chemical additives

in their yards. We want to build our soil and have our gardens respond to our hours of devotion. The word is spreading and the results are speaking for themselves. Whether you grow plants in a pot, in a bed or in a field, the most important thing is the condition of the soil. All cropped soils need organic material added every year because, as we harvest, the soil gets depleted of the organic matter. Organic matter is essential to have for a healthy

growing medium. Organic matter binds the minerals that exist in the soil and make them readily available for plants. It is organic matter that is responsible for the creation of loose, crumbly, humus-rich texture that plants thrive in. In comparison, it is the hard clumps of ground (in our area we typically have lots of clay) that are not optimal for plant growth. By continuously adding organics to our gardens and building up our soils, we can get better results from

our gardening efforts. A safe bet to ensure that the dirt in your plant pots and garden beds is ready for the season is to add a quarter to a third compost. On existing garden beds, lay two inches on top and work into the soil as much as possible. For lawns, top dressing and half an inch of compost is a basic rule. Happy gardening! Kate Anderson Merritt, B.C.

Albas is raising your taxes Albertan warns caveat emptor Dear Editor, MP Dan Albas likes to boast that the Conservatives are “looking at all forms of public sector spending in order to find efficiencies and savings without raising your taxes.” There’s only one problem: that isn’t true. The Conservatives’ federal budget increases tariffs on everyday items imported from dozens of countries. These rising tariffs are a hidden tax on everything, from clothing and shoes to household cleaning products to televisions. They are also increasing your Employment Insurance taxes. Increasing this tax on jobs is reckless when so many areas of the economy are still struggling. Stephen Harper and his crew are increasing taxes on hospital parking, taxes on life insurance, taxes on safety deposit boxes, taxes for airport security, taxes on credit unions, and the list

goes on. For years now, Conservatives have tried to boast that they never raise taxes. That was easy to do when they took power and inherited a $13 billion surplus from the previous Liberal government. However, these taxand-spend Conservatives dug themselves into a deep deficit; they increased program spending by almost 40 per cent and are now hiking taxes left, right and centre. The next time you see Mr. Albas, remind him to show his constituents some respect and be honest about taxes. No amount of spin or government advertising (that they pay for with your taxes) can change the fact that a tax hike is a tax hike, and we know it. Scott Brison, MP Liberal Party of Canada Finance Critic

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With demand for electricity in the Merritt area growing, several BC Hydro projects, including the Merritt Area Transmission (MAT) project, are being planned to ensure the city is able to meet the need. “BC Hydro load forecasts have determined that significant electrical load growth is anticipated in the Merritt area,” said a hydro press release. “Contributing factors to this growth include development of new hotels, residential subdivisions, commercial areas and a resort south of Merritt in the Coquihalla corridor. To meet the increased demand for power in Merritt, a new transmission line must be in service by the end of 2014.” The MAT will ensure Merritt’s homes and businesses continue to have reliable electricity for the next 30 years. The project includes: • A new 35-kilometre above-ground 138-kilovolt transmission line along mostly existing BC Hydro rightsof-way, between the Merritt and Highland substations. • Upgrading the Merritt substation, including the addition of new equipment and small buildings, all within a new, expanded fenced area. • Adding new equipment at the Highland Substation. The draft schedule for the project sees right-of-way preparation (clearing and access road construction) from Sept. 2013 to Dec. 2013; construction of transmission line (pole install and line stringing) from Nov. 2013 to July 2014; electrical construction for Merritt Substation upgrade from Dec. 2013 to July 2014; construction at Highland Substation from Feb. 2014 to July 2014; and in-service date of July 2014.

(From left) Father Warren, Brandon, 20, and Amber Flick, 17, accept a cheque for $1,000 from Community Futures Nicola Valley Manager Rob Miller on Monday. The money was raised for the family by donations from community members after the sudden death of former food bank manager Karen Flick. Emily Wessel/Herald

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Community charity leader Karen Flick’s legacy of helping others will live on in her children Amber and Brandon, thanks in part to community members’ donations to a memorial fund for the family. Community Futures Nicola Valley set up

the memorial fund for the Flick family shortly after Karen’s sudden death in December. On Monday, the Flick family accepted the cheque for $1,000. “People donated everything from small change to bills,” Community Futures Nicola Valley manager Rob Miller said. “All kinds of people donated what they could.”

Flick was wellknown in the community for managing the Nicola Valley and District Food Bank for years. The family said the money will be used toward Amber’s education fund. Amber, 17, will graduate from Merritt Secondary School this summer and said she plans to work for a year before

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and traumatizing families. This can be timeconsuming and require information and manpower, which are not always readily available, but it can and has been done. Police seek information from neighbours and citizens to determine who the person in question is and that person’s suspicious patterns to aid investigation. Police also have to carefully balance the need for

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“There are things that we, as police officers and as community members, can do to try and prevent this, but it is unlike anything that you may see on television and cannot be done in an hour episode,” RCMP Const. Tracy Dunsmore said. Police have to determine that the neighbour is up to no good, and rightfully so, before kicking in doors

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Community policing role an important one From Page 9 Through personal dealings, officers have found that most of these prolific offenders are connected to drugs and addictions. The prolific offender program deals with these people in court and by sentencing, and has had some effect on crime reduction, but crime occurs in a cycle. When the local car thief goes to jail, car thefts go down. But when he gets out, they start up again. Sometimes it’s the same with people who have addictions. “As a police officer, I can’t count the number of times over the years that young persons who may have returned from prison or rehab due to their drug habits have proudly told me of their accomplishments and how long they have been clean, their plans to do better this time, get a job and do something productive, only to run into more barricades that may be consequences of their own actions but, regardless, set them back again and again,” Dunsmore said. “I often hear a similar story from women who have left violent relationships and addictions, gone to rehab and returned with a goal of getting their children back and wanting to start their lives as better role models and better mothers with more self-confidence, again only to find barricades and challenges to being able to do this.” How do these people move forward from here? Whose responsibility is it to help them recover? How does a young man with no work experience, a criminal record, a drug addiction and no housing move forward after getting cleaned up? How does a woman with no credit history, low self-esteem and a drug addiction move forward? Many communities,

large and small, have opened supportive housing facilities that will help these people do just that. They are community-run and agencies work together to offer services to these people to provide them with the support, counselling and skills that they may need to continue to progress and transition back into a normal lifestyle. There is often only a short window of opportunity to help people who want to get clean and change their lives. Police sometimes refer people who express an interest in kicking their drug habits to Jim Laidlaw, a youth counsellor for the Phoenix Centre in Kamloops who works out of Merritt three days a week. Laidlaw, who sees clients up to age 25, said it often takes a client-centered approach to support a client’s goals. “My typical client, right when they see me, doesn’t know whether they want to get off drugs or make a change,” Laidlaw said. “Quite often, my clients are pushed by other referral sources. Parents, teachers, schools, police, proba-

tion, social workers are all saying, ‘You’ve come into contact with us because of some kind of issue with substances and we want you to at least start talking about the issue.’” Laidlaw said raising that awareness is a strong start to intervening in a drug addiction. However, he doesn’t only see substance users themselves. “A portion of the clients who come to me are coming because of the substance use of someone in their house, not because of their own substance use. When you’re a child and you’re 13 and taking care of your siblings because mom or dad haven’t come home from last night’s partying, or you’re 12 and going to the bar at one in the morning to get your mom and bring her home because you’re worried about how safe she’ll be getting home ... that’s not rampant with me, but those are some of the extreme stories of people who are not using themselves who need support.”

Dunsmore said prevention and intervention are key pieces of the CPO’s mandate. “How many times have we seen a kid and said, ‘That poor kid doesn’t stand a chance,’ Dunsmore said. “How do we know that? We see the family history, his young habits, his lifestyle and it’s like watching a train wreck. We categorize these youth as being ‘at risk’ and then we wait for them to prove us right.” The CPO also works with youth organizations to help youth attain the 40 assets that all youth should have in their lives. Some of these assets are developed internally, such as selfesteem and a sense of belonging, while others come from external sources, such as support from the community, schools and families. Studies show that youth with more assets and positive role models in their lives are less likely to be involved in negative choices and destructive behaviours. Many RCMP members also sit on youth committees, work with youth through mentor

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programs, and coach to provide positive role modeling. Many community members also take on these roles through mentor programs offered in the community. Whether from parents or community members, mentor programs and role modeling can help form youth in critical ways. Programs such as Big Brothers and Sisters

— an in-school mentor program where a person takes an hour a week to go into a school and mentor a youth — can make a big difference. An hour a week playing basketball, baking cookies, reading, playing guitar or doing crafts or homework with a young person in their school goes a long way in asset development. Other

in-school programs, such as one-to-one reading, coaching a sports team or service clubs like Girl Guides and Scouts provide the same level of role modeling and mentoring. The reduction in crime, policing costs, and healthcare costs is huge to a community when people are able to leave their drug addictions.

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Albas: job skills training From Page 7 “There are times when, as Canadians, we must rise above partisan interests and recognize areas that are of Canadian concern. I am not alone when I say that many of my constituents are concerned when they see temporary foreign workers taking jobs that many of us agree Canadians should be working at. Let us also recognize that the program originated back in the early 1970s. It was always intended to be temporary and yet, nearly 40 years later, the program is now older than many members of the House.” The above is only a portion of my comments found in the Hansard record from March 26. At the time I made the comments within the House of Commons, I heard widespread agreement from all sides of the House recognizing the importance of this issue to Canadians. It also should not be overlooked that this is a concern for many local employers who I have taken the time to meet with. Although there have been some recent examples of

employers potentially accessing this program for purposes that are contrary to the intent (and, as a result, this program is currently under formal review) the vast majority of employers I have heard from would prefer to hire employees who are Canadians or permanent residents. The challenge expressed by many employers is that either they are unable to find qualified workers with the required skills, or frequently in the case of the agricultural and hospitality sectors, it is hard to find workers who will accept the positions offered. In response, the 2013 Economic Action Plan introduced by our government announced a new Canada-wide job training program to help promote an increase of targeted skills training. The new program proposes a partnership between the federal and provincial governments that could potentially provide twothirds funding with the remaining one-third share from employers for a combined total of up to $15,000 per worker for important new skills training. Although the partnership agreements need to be in place with the various

provinces and territories, the initial reaction I have heard from many employers and some post-secondary training institutions has been positive. The importance of our country in being able to respond quickly and more efficiently to critical skills shortages is crucial. Recently, I heard from one local employer about the need for skilled saw technicians and the lack of this type of training in our region in spite of these jobs being extremely well-paying. This is but one of many examples that I hear on an ongoing basis. I am certain most can agree increasing the availability and diversity of our educational opportunities can lead to well paying employment for citizens. As this is the final week before the House of Commons resumes sitting this Monday, April 15, I welcome the opportunity to hear from you. I can be reached at 1-800-6658711 or via email at dan.albas@parl.gc.ca. Dan Albas is the Member of Parliament for Okanagan-Coquihalla. His blog is DaninOttawa.com and previous MP reports are online at danalbas.com

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First Nation’ students across B.C. will soon be able to access mine training courses thanks to a new partnership between B.C. Aboriginal Mine Training Association (BC AMTA) and the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT). BC AMTA and NVIT will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Friday, April 12, at 11:15 a.m. at NVIT’s Merritt campus. The MOU recognizes the two educational organizations’ common interests in providing first-class training and education to aboriginal students, and seeks to promote co-operation

in a more structured fashion. The scope of activities outlined in the MOU include the development of entrylevel mine training programs and future collaborative programs of mutual interest and benefit, with a focus on supporting Aboriginal students. “NVIT is very excited to be signing a memorandum agreement with BC AMTA,” said John Chenoweth, NVIT Dean of Community Education and Applied Programs, “ BC AMTA has played a significant role in the training of Aboriginal people to prepare for the looming skill shortage in the mining industry. NVIT is pleased to be work-

ing in partnership with an organization that shares the same core values and shares the same organizational goals of educating and training First Nations students that will in turn strengthen aboriginal communities across B.C.” BC AMTA has trained and placed 500 aboriginal people into employment across the province. With an estimated 650 job opening in the mining industry, Chenoweth said it’s a great opportunity for local aboriginal youth. “AMTA’s goal is to move as many aboriginal people towards employment in the mining industry,” he said. “From what I know, they start off by speaking to people

interested in the mining industry, looking at where their skill sets are right now and what they’re lacking to be considered for employment, and start them on the path and support them to get there. Although they don’t actually get them the jobs, they get them the interview once they meet all the pre-requisites for employment at various mines.” “NVIT is definitely the aboriginal postsecondary institution of choice for B.C. AMTA to align themselves with when it comes to training to employment for aboriginal students interested in the mining sector,” said Pat Gagnon, BC AMTA program manager, coach and advisor.

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lapeno peppers,” said Novak. “We’ll have lots of tomatoes. Tomatoes will probably be our biggest seller.” Novak says most of the produce will be available at the start of June. He also adds that the farm will continue to sell the various types of garlic. “It’s a winter crop,” he said. “We have some leftover garlic. The higher quality garlic is all sold out. When we go to garlic fairs, people are so stoked at our product because it’s so good. It’s something in the soil and with the climate that’s perfect for growing it.” NVP has grown other produce for the family, but this year will be the first time they’ve grown it on a large scale. Novak said the farm will work closely with Footprints Harvest Organic Produce Delivery Service to distribute their product. They also plan to be regulars at the Nicola Valley Farmers’ Market as well as the market in Kamloops.

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CENTURY 21 MOVING REAL ESTATE BC LTD. HOMES ON ACREAGE LAND ON 4.64 ACRES

COUNTRY LIVING

#102, 2840 Voght Street, Box 236 Merritt, B.C. V1K 1B8

IC & I

AT NICOLA LAKE

AT NICOLA LAKE

CUSTOM BUILT

MOVING REAL ESTATE BC LTD.

INDUSTRIAL BUILDING

250-378-6166 – TF 1-877-841-2100

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Family home on 1.99 acres with flat levels & drilled well. 3 bedrms on main, open design kitchen, oak HW floors, huge rec. rm down, central A/C. Close to crown land for outdoor activities.

Well built home on 5.63 acres with panoramic views. Has 3 bedrms, 3 baths, open floor plan, good quality kitchen cabinets with marble countertops. 32x26 double garage/shop w/11 ft ceiling.

Gorgeous water front family retreat, beautifully landscaped with 36 ft concrete pad whar f. Home has over 2600 sq.ft., huge sundeck, open design kitchen, ceramic & HW flooring & much more.

Spectacular 1 acre view lot at Nicola Lake, just 15 minutes from Merritt. Fantastic property to build your home and overlook the lake. Only short walk to the waters edge.

Immaculate 8000 sq.ft. precast tilt-up building on corner lot with excellent exposure. Easy access to truck route. Adjoining warehouse has bay door, loading deck office & messanine space.

#1916

#1922

#1867

#1926

#1918

#1913

$474,900 HORSE PROPERTY

$344,900

$474,950 PRESTIGIOUS HOME

KANE VALLEY

$898,000 ON NICOLA LAKE

$190,000

$890,000 HUGE SHOP

KANE VALLEY

30 acre horse property with spectacular views. Very private & fenced pastures. Home has 3 bedrms, 2 bath, fully fin. basement. Cozy air tight woodstove in living rm. Great for recreational retreat or live in year round.

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

Custom home on 51.99 acres with panoramic views. This private home has open design with custom cut timbers frame beams, HW flooring, 3 bedrms, 2.5 baths & wrap around deck.

Magnificent lakefront home with vaulted ceilings, 5 bedrms, 4.5 baths, 2 large sundecks overlooking the lake, fully finished basement, low E windows & UG boathouse.

10.27 acres in Kane Valley, close to all sporting activities like crosscountry skiing, snowmobility, fishing, hiking. Very private with creek running through. Off Coquihalla Hwy at Coldwater Rd exit.

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

#1848

#1587

#1837

#1842

#1912

#1719

$549,900

$599,000

CLOSE TO TOWN

PRIVATE ACREAGE

$799,900 IN LOWER NICOLA

$998,000 ON WALLOPER LAKE

$199,900

$465,000

April 11th - April 24th , 2013

HUGE LOT WITH SHOP

FEATURE HOME

Country living on 4.64 acres with beautiful 4 bedrm log home. Spacious loft master suite, newer kitchen & appliances, new electric furnace & heat pump, pellet stove. Great views.

1925 EASTWOOD AVE. Come & view this 4 bedrm Bench home on nicely landscaped, 12,640 sq.ft. lot. Has detached 20x24 shop in back. Home has some newer flooring, paint, windows, siding, furnace, HW tank & stainless steel applicances. Huge sundeck. Pellet stove in basement. #1925 $334,900

COMMERCIAL BUILDING

19.77 ACRES

FIRST TIME BUYERS

Custom rancher on 2 acres with full bsmt & double garage. Great for horses with shelter. Immaculate home with maple cabinets, 5 appl., huge sunroom off dining rm & workshop in bsmt.

2 bedrm rancher on 1.84 acres with beautiful mountain views, privacy and close to school. Many outbldgs including a mobile home with addition, shop w/office space & storage bldg.

Great lakefront recreational cabin on ½ acre lot. 15 year government lease with approx. 5 years remaining. Just 35 mins from Kamloops. Easy access. Call for more details.

Private 19.77 acres, 25 mins west of Merritt of Petit Creek Rd. Property is treed with Roberts Creek running through. Has view of surrounding mountains & valley. Power on road.

Character building in high traffic area beside 7-11 Store, zoned C-2 allowing many uses. Has living quarter in back of building with recent reno’s of flooring and paint.

#1891

#1904

#1910

#1762

#1597

#1853

$429,000

SMALL ACREAGE

GREAT OPPORTUNITY

ED!! C U RED Two storey home with 4 bedrms with approx. 1500 sq.ft. of commercial zoned area. Property is 1 acres and borders Coldwater River. Has detached shop. Close to schools, shopping & RV park.

#1856

$312,000

$419,900

$370,000 PRIVATE 26 ACRES

$180,900

$248,000

2 ACRES

COMMERCIAL LOT

Great rec. property is build your home in the country. Drilled well with 15 gpm, septic approval, power at lot line and driveway are all in. Nice views & close to crown land access.

Flat commercial lot zoned C3 (service commercial) on busy street with great exposure. Services in place at property’s edge. Per fect location for your new business.

98.5 ACRES

D SOL

#1855 #1914

PRICED BELOW ASSESSMENT

INDUSTRIAL LOT

River front hobby farm with approx. 35 acres of flat, irrigated fields with water rights & 60+ acres of treed hillside. 3 bedrm home & numerous outbldgs. Merchantable timber.

Large estate size lot with beautiful panoramic views of Nicola River and bordering ranch land. All this within the city limits and walking distance to shopping. Perfect place to build your dream home.

Flat light industrial bare land. Water and sewer are close to the lot lines. 3 lots being sold individually, each are 95 x 198. Good access off truck route. Call for details.

#1907

#1851

#1725

#1900

#1795

$589,000 PRIVATE RANCH

$595,000

$89,000 WATERFRONT

103 ACRES

CED U D RE

Each $59,900 COMMERCIAL

Exceptionally well-built, 5 bedrm home on 20 acres, with 4 baths & in-law suite in fully finished basement. large windows to enjoy the panoramic views. Reinforced foundation & external walls. 26x37 shop & garage.

In Savona, incredible 133 acres almost surrounds lake. Has 2 main cabins & 3 additional cabins, off the grid. Great area for all rec. activitieshiking, snowmobiling, fishing, hunting & more.

Approx. 103 acres overlooking Nicola River. Double wide, 4 bedrm, 2 bath home with partially finished bsmt. Numerous outbldgs, hay storage, tack shed. Fenced property.

Vacation paradise or year round living. Just over 1 acre water front lot on wonder ful Nicola Lake. Great place to invest in for a family getaway or to retire & enjoy the water sports.

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

#1807

#1866

#1663

#1890

#1953

#1718

$849,950

COLDWATER HILLS

$575,000

Vacation paradise or year round living. Just over 1 acre water front lot on wonder ful Nicola Lake. Great place to invest in for a family getaway or to retire & enjoy the water sports.

#1954

#1953

$639,000

Grandview Heights

APPROX. 10 ACRE LOTS

$124,900 DESIRABLE LOCATION

$344,000

NICE MOBILE HOME PARK

!! NEW

!! NEW

Quiet location, close to parks, schools & walking trails. Home has a large addition and open concept, 2 bedrms & 2 baths, new laminate flooring, gas F/P, new appliances & on l HW tank, a deregistered n d its own .

#1955

$163,900

CED REDU

Nicely kept 5 bedrm home in quiet area. Newer hardwood floors and tile in kitchen. 3 bedrms up, 2 down in partly finished bsmt with workshop area. Detached garage/shop in backyard.

#1857

#1958

#1868

$344,000 20 ACRES

$345,000

$229,900

$274,000

CONGRATULATIONS!!

3 bedrms up plus 2 bedrm legal suite down, on 0.19 acre corner lot. Perfect for young family looking for a mortgage helper or an investor. Easy walk to bus and school. Fenced backyard with mature cedars.

#1957

$224,900

SUN VALLEY COURT

IMMACULATE HOME

PRIVATE 29.9 ACRES

3 bedrms up plus 2 bedrm inlaw suite on ground level. New paint & flooring on main in past couple of years. HW radiant heat, oak kitchen cabinets, nook & sep. dining rm. Fenced backyard.

Great end unit with bigger yard & less traffic. Tastefully decorated, 3 bedrms plus office up. Main floor has living, dining & kitchen, laundry & 2 pce powder rm. Fenced backyard with patio.

Spotless 4 bedrm home, centrally located. New HW tank & boiler in 2011, metal roof in 2008, HE gas F/P in bsmt, windows updated, U/G sprinklers & fresh paint in 2012. Entire fenced yard. RV parking.

Great acreage for horses, fenced & cross-fenced, gentle slope & year round creek. The modular home has 3 bedrms, 2 baths & large living room with spectacular views.

#1854

#1825

#1898

#1891

$214,900

$264,900

$429,000

HAMLYN COURT TOWNHOMES

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

Very popular area in Grandview Heights. This south facing lot is ideal for a level entry floor plan with a daylight basement. Close to shopping and college. GST has been paid.

Build your business on this 1.25 acre lot just off the Coquihalla Highway. Currently zoned C-4 for car wash, restaurant, gas station, motel, hotel & more.

#1794

#1908

$59,000

$399,000 COMMERCIAL

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

Priced below assesed value at $89,900

Fully serviced residential lots with fantastic views of the Nicola Valley and surrounding mountains. Close to shopping and college. Start building your dream home today!

Buy these 3 bedrm townhomes for an investment or for your own home at this unbelievable price. Seven units currently available. Affordable living just 2 blks from downtown core. Just under 1200 sq.ft. on 2 floors with spacious rooms. #1893

#1726

Water front acreage for rec. property of build your home in the country. Mostly flat with many building sites. Has shallow well, septic approval, hydro on land & driveway in. Easy access with crown land nearby.

#1915

Television from City Furniture. HOW GST/PST WILL AFFECT REAL PROPERTY?

Off Lindley Creek Road Prices Starting at $109,000 + tax

Commencing April 1st, 2013, in BC the HST will be replaced by the federal Goods and Services Tax (GST) and the BC Provincial Sales Tax (PST). This tax, which only applies to New Housing and Commercial/Industrial properties, will be lowered from 12% (HST) to 5% (GST). This change also applies to sales tax on real estate commission payable after April 1st. PST does not apply to real property. Contact your Lawyer or Notary for more details.

$2,000,000

6 ACRES

Prices Starting at $184,000

The Winner of the 51” SAMSUNG TV is Dave Longworth

Carrington Heights

BUILDING LOT

Seller to pay GST on lot sales

Office space of 480 sq.ft. with ceramic tile flooring, bright windows, in great location with easy access. $750 + HST per month, including utilities. Call Doug 378-6166

INCREDIBLE VALUE

LARGE FAMILY HOME

$339,000

FOR RENT OR LEASE

COMMERCIAL LAND

Great development property, for sale or lease, with utilities at lot line. Golf course and resort planned just up Midday Valley Road. Two parcels, two titles but being sold together.

#1713

$97,000

#1956

!! NEW

2 bdrm dble wide in nice mobile home park. Open design kitchen w/large family & living rooms. Nice 4 pce ensuite with soaker tub. Newer furnace and flooring, new plumbing and HW tank in 2008. Large covered deck and a workshop.

$459,000

Great family home on large 10,800 sq.ft. lot fenced & nicely landscaped. Cathedral entrance, 4 bedrms 2 baths, reno’s include flooring, kitchen & bathrooms. Newer roof & furnace & HW tank. Large rec.room down.

WORKSHOP FOR HANDYMAN

Beautifully designed family home, immaculate inside & out. Has 3 completely finished floors, large kitchen, new HW flooring, laundry on main, den, central A/C, gas F/P. Nicely landscaped.

NEW

Private 10 acre parcel in great recreational area. Home has 3 bedrms 3 baths, fully finished bsmt. View off front deck. Fenced backyard with 32x32 heated shop w/13 ft ceilings.

$599,900

Totally renovated 2 bedrm home on large lot. New gyproc, paint, kitchen, bath, new flooring, fixtures, cabinetry and stainless steel appliances. New roof, plumbing & electrical. Don’t miss this one!

$89,900

Property borders creek and is close to crown land. Home has 4 bedrms, 3 baths and full walkout basement. Includes 22x24 garage plus 30x40 workshop with 200 amp. A must see.

$299,999

!! W E N

$149,000

This unique 5.57 acres is close to the city boundaries in private setting with year round creek & fruit trees. Home has 2 bedrms, 1.5 baths and a full basement. Has single garage.

BREATHTAKING VIEWS

KANE VALLEY

$149,000

NICE RENOVATIONS

FIRST TIME BUYER

!! W E N

!! NEW 29.9 acres just 20 mins outside of Merritt. Gentle slope with year round creek. Great horse property fenced & cross-fenced. Home has 3 bedrms 2 bath, huge living room and fantastic views.

WATERFRONT

$229,000

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

3 separate title lots. Was a former gas station. Good highway exposure. 1200 sq.ft. garage with 2 bays, fenced lot. Zoned C-2. Call for more details.

#1720

$325,000

This premier subdivision offers a rural living experience with expansive views of the Nicola Valley. Minimum lot size of 0.5 acre up to 0.96 acre. Offers privacy and room to landscape. The cul de sac design guarantees no thru traffic and crown land surround entire property. The road is paved with city services in place.

#1928

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


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Dave Berezan 315-5236

Don Gossoo Managing Broker

Lana McPharlane 315-3748

ON THE BENCH

INCREDIBLE VALUE

TOWNHOME

FIRST TIME BUYER

NEW

#1957

NICE RENOVATIONS

Trista Wills 378-7767

Brad Yakimchuk Personal Real Estate Corporation

315-3043

NEW

Come & view this 4 bedrm home, nicely landscaped 12,640 sq.ft. lot. Has some newer flooring, paint, windows, siding, furnace & HW tank. S/S appliances in ktuchen. Huge sundeck & shop in back.

Nicely kept 2 bedrm townhouse in popular, well cared for strata community. Ground level corner unit with extra window & appliances included. Close to arena, aquatic & curling centers.

Quiet location, close to parks, schools & walking trails. Home has a large addition and open concept, 2 bedrms & 2 baths, new laminate flooring, gas F/P, new appliances & HW tank, deregistered on its own land.

#1925

Great family home on large 10,800 sq.ft. lot fenced & nicely landscaped. Cathedral entrance, 4 bedrms 2 baths, reno’s include flooring, kitchen & bathrooms. Newer roof & furnace & HW tank. Large rec.room down.

#1924

#1955

#1956

$344,900

$112,000

$163,900

RETIREES

CLOSE TO SCHOOL

PARK-LIKE SETTING

Totally renovated 2 bedrm home on large lot. New gyproc, paint, kitchen, bath, new flooring & fixtures, cabinetry & S/S appliances. New roof, plumbing & electrical. Move in ready – Don’t miss this one.

4 bedroom home with nice open floor plan and high cathedral ceilings. Has 1 bedrm and laundry on main, 3 bedrms up and 4 pce ensuite with jetted tub. Fenced backyard, double garage.

Beautiful 2 bedrm manuf. Home in Cottonwood MH Park. Completely renovated inside & out including peak roof, addition, hickory kitchen cabinets, all flooring upgraded, new bathrm. A must see!

Unique heritage home close amenities. Main floor has 2 9 ft ceilings, Victorian classic formal dining rm & laundry. bedrm on top floor with 4 pce

#1954

#1923

#1947

#1946

NICE MOBILE HOME PARK

NEW

NEW

$224,900

Don Ward 315-3503

Ray Thompson 315-3377

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

Moving Real Estate BC Ltd.

3 bedrms up plus 2 bedrm legal suite down, on 0.19 acre corner lot. Perfect for young family looking for a mortgage helper or an investor. Easy walk to bus and school. Fenced backyard with mature cedars.

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

Janis Post 315-3672

$274,000

HERITAGE HOME

NEW

2 bdrm dble wide in nice mobile home park. Open design kitchen w/large family & living rooms. Nice 4 pce ensuite with soaker tub. Newer furnace and flooring, new plumbing and HW tank in 2008. Large covered deck and a workshop.

#1958

$97,000

$124,900

$295,000

$84,900

to all bedrms, kitchen, Master ensuite.

$289,900

GREAT FAMILY HOME

BEAUTIFUL YARD

IMMACULATE HOME

QUIET LOCATION

GREAT CURB APPEAL

UNBELIEVABLE MAN CAVE

NEW BENCH RANCHER

LARGE YARD

CLOSE TO GOLF COURSE

HUGE DOUBLE LOT

Features 3 bedrms up with 3 pce master ensuite, large bright living room with gas F/P, large dining rm and access to covered deck. Bsmt has 2 bedrms, in floor heating & shared laundry.

Quality executive family home in good area of the Bench. Home has HW & cork flooring, vaulted ceiling, Mill Creek cabinets with granite tops & island in kitchen. UG sprinklers, 2 decks.

Beautifully designed family home with 3 completely finished floors, 4 bedrms upstairs, large kitchen, new HW flooring, laundry on main & den, central air, BI vac, gas F/P. Terraced yard w/UG sprinklers.

Nice 4 bedrm home, close to town, with single car garage with workshop. Home has new laminate flooring, newer vinyl windows, BI vac, newer furnace & HW tank. Beautiful backyard with new fence.

Executive 5 bedrm home with panoramic views. Grandiose floor plan, Jacobi HW flooring, slate tile, 2 gas F/P’s, extra large kitchen with maple shaker cabinetry & a 5 pce ensuite.

Gorgeous home with gourmet kitchen, S/S appliances, large balcony off living & dining rooms with views. 4 bedrms, 3 baths, fully fin. bsmt with wet bar, games room. Professionally landscaped.

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

Great home with 2 bedrms, open floor plan with newer high quality laminate throughout. Recent upgrades in kitchen include countertops & lower cabinets. Most windows replaced. Lots of RV parking.

Quality finished by a true craftsman. 3 bedrms up with bonus room above triple garage. Some HW floors, Italian tile, custom moldings, Chef’s kitchen, wet bar and pantry. Has central A/C & water softener.

Great family home on 0.34 acre lot with RV parking, 24x30 shop & carport. Home has 3 bedrms 1.5 baths & fully finished bsmt. Yard is park-like with mature landscaping & privacy hedges.

#1671

#1838

#1857

#1902

#1800

#1811

#1884

#1921

#1802

#1911

$329,000

$439,900

EXCELLENT LOCATION

SPOTLESS HOME

$459,000

$219,000

$535,000

$479,900

$389,900

$197,500

$349,900

$309,900

WALK TO AMENITIES

ON HALF ACRE LOT

MANICURED LOT

LARGE FAMILY HOME

TOWNHOME

REVENUE FOURPLEX

QUIET LOCATION

OPPORTUNITY

D UCE D E R

4 bedrm home, centrally located. New HW tank & boiler in 2011, new metal roof, HE gas F/P, updated windows, UG sprinklers & freshly painted. Spacious backyard, RV parking, single garage.

2267 sq.ft. in this newer 2 storey home with master bedrm, den & laundry on main. Feature high end maple shaker cabinetry, deluxe master suite, 2 bedrms up, A/C. Double garage.

3 bedrrom home in downtown core. Great for home-based business. Has a detached garage 21x23 with lane access. Fenced backyard with sundeck.

Custom finished 3 bedrm, 2 bath rancher with 34x20 shop plus double garage. Quality finished from top to bottom. Centrally located and within easy walk to downtown amenities.

Gorgeous 5 bedrm family home on large corner lot. Home has HW flooring throughout with ceramic tile in kitchen & baths. Extra large kitchen with open concept. Fully finished bsmt & a double garage.

Well kept 4 bedrm family home with spacious living & dining areas, sundeck in back & 2 bedrm legal suite with private entrance. U/G sprinklers, central vac, skylight, double garage.

Nice end unit with bigger yard & quiet location. Tastefully decorated with 3 bedrms and 2.5 baths, play area/office upstairs, laundry on main. Double garage. Nice backyard with patio.

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

Spacious 3 storey family at end of cul de sac. Home has sunken living room, 3 large bedrms and 1 bedrm inlaw suite with offi ce & rec.room down. 2 car garage with workshop. Large patio with hot tub.

Large piece of property located on quiet end of street, close to an elementary school & park. Hydro has been disconnected on existing building. Zoned R6 for a mobile home on property.

#1898

#1899

#1892

#1917

#1759

#1888

#1825

#1889

#1840

#1906

$264,900

$299,999

$184,900

$515,000

$440,000

$339,900

$214,900

$298,000

$349,900

$50,000

ON THE BENCH

SENSATIONAL

RIVERFRONT

QUIET CUL DE SAC

NEAT AS A PIN

IN LOWER NICOLA

GOOD LOCATION

FANTASTIC VIEWS

ADULT ORIENTED COMPLEX

LARGE FAMILY HOME

Large 5 bedrm home with fully finished basement. Nice fenced backyard with mature landscaping & hot tub. Garage with workshop area. RV parking. Close to school & hospital.

Quality built view home offers approx. 4000 sq.ft. on 3 levels. Large chef’s kitchen with all appliances, family rm open to large balcony, 4 bedrms, 3 baths. Fully finished basement. Triple garage.

Executive 3 bedrm rancher on immaculate ½ acre lot backing onto river. Features maple HW floors, ceramic tile, custom window coverings, 3 bedrms, 5 pce enusite. 475 sq.ft. covered deck in back with views.

Wonderful, large 5 bedrm Bench home with new U/G sprinklers, paint, lights fixtures & flooring. Spacious master suite has 11 ft ceilings, ensuite w/soaker tub & sep. shower. Living rm has 19 ft ceilings, extra large rec.rm

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

3 bedrm home on 0.35 acre lot with creek at the side. Open plan upstairs with a galley kitchen. Recent reno downstairs, new roof in 2004 and new HW tank. Has detached garage/shop.

Close to schools & shopping. 4 bedroom home with fully finished basement with large family room. another kitchen and bathrm. Sundeck upstairs. Enclosed shed in carport & large yard.

3 bedroom rancher with views of the Nicola Valley. Just 2 yrs new with open floor plan, vaulted ceilings in kitchen, eating area and family room. 20x24 garage with 10 ft ceilings.

Nice strata complex in park-like setting backs onto Nicola River. Home has open design, galley kitchen with nook, 2 bedrms & laundry on main, downstairs is hobby & rec.rms. Double carport.

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

#1862

#1803

#1849

#1949

#1756

#1844

#1826

#1836

#1827

#1744

$264,900

$569,900

LARGE FAMILY HOME

CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN

$469,900

$349,000

$139,900

$299,900

$279,900

$314,900

$239,000

$395,000

UPPER APARTMENT

CUTE & COZY

NICE APARTMENT

FENCED YARD

CLOSE TO SCHOOLS

WHY RENT

LARGE FAMILY HOME

FIRST TIME BUYERS

D L O S 1800 sq.ft. rancher, only 4 yrs old, 3 bedrms on main with a bonus room above garage. Open kitchen design with all appliances, HW floors, crown moldings, 9 ft ceilings, 2 baths. Fenced backyard.

Perfect for large family with 3 bedrms up and 2 bedrm inlaw suite at ground level. Has double carport and RV parking. Huge 11,700 sq.ft. yard. Close to schools. Currently tenanted.

2 bedroom upper floor in good shape & move in ready. Comes with appliances. Has some recent lino & laminate flooring. Nice sundeck for your BBQ. Easy walk to shopping & amenities.

2 bedrm rancher close to all amenities. Perfect for first time buyer or retirees. Nicely landscaped & fenced yard with detached garage with workshop in back. Quick possession.

Great 1 bedroom apartment with newer laminate floors, big living room with balcony and nice mountain views. Perfect for investors or first time buyers.

Great home for first time buyers or retirees, in mobile home park. Large fenced yard with garden area. 3 bedrms, 2 baths, spacious open plan. Newer siding & thermal pane windows.

Great starter home with 3 bedrms up plus a 2 bedrm inlaw suite in the fully finished basement. Fenced yard with deck and carport. Close to schools, shopping and amenities.

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

Spectacular home on quiet cul de sac with many newer reno’s. Home has 6 bedrms including a 2 bedrm legal suite, newer HW floors, high end carpets, newer bathrms, light fixtures & kitchen.

Great home for first time buyers or investors. Has 4 bedrooms, full basement partially finished, big family room, 2 baths, and fenced yard. Needs some TLC.

#1852

#1822

#1820

#1885

#1721

#1903

#1887

#1765

#1919

#1948

$309,000

$199,900

$94,999

$169,900

$69,500

$89,000

$189,900

$89,900

$389,000

DETACHED WORKSHOP

LARGE FAMILY HOME

INVESTORS

NEW RANCHER

INVESTORS

TRIPLEX

HUGE LOT

WALK TO SHOPPING

Nicely kept 5 bedrm home in quiet area. Home has newer hardwood flooring and tile in kitchen. Bsmt has 2 bedrms & workshop area. Includes detached garage/shop and a sundeck in backyard.

Great family home close to schools, work & shopping. 4 bedrms, (2 up, 2 down), big family room in bsmt. Has 30x18 garage/ workshop and a carport. RV parking. Private yard.

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

2 bedroom bungalow with 1452 sq.ft. on large lot in Collettville. Needs some TLC. Has storage shed in backyard. Currently rented. Quiet area. Good holding property.

New 2 bedroom + den rancher with open design plan, master bedroom with 4 pce ensuite and walk in closet. Single car garage. Close to shopping and in good area. Quick possession.

Cute little rancher with 1116 sq.ft., 1 bedroom and huge living room. Has two large storage shed in backyard. Large lot is 50 x 231. Currently rented.

Good revenue property, close to park. Has 3 – 2 bedrm units, with some interior renovations in past year. Huge storage unit in backyard. Live in one and rent the other.

Custom built 3 level home on the Bench in private setting with gourmet kitchen, granite counters, oak cabinets, porceline tile & HW floors. 5 bedrms, 4 baths, sauna, theatre room & more.

Clean and well maintained 3 bedroom rancher with good size room and large kitchen. Room in backyard for shop, has lane access and garden shed. Property is totally fenced.

#1868

#1905

#1854

#1506

#1696

#1505

#1901

#1883

#1927

DETACHED GARAGE/SHOP

$117,000

CED U D RE

$229,900

$229,900

$339,000

$105,000

$240,000

$109,900

$199,900

$414,900

$172,900

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Dave Berezan 315-5236

Don Gossoo Managing Broker

Lana McPharlane 315-3748

ON THE BENCH

INCREDIBLE VALUE

TOWNHOME

FIRST TIME BUYER

NEW

#1957

NICE RENOVATIONS

Trista Wills 378-7767

Brad Yakimchuk Personal Real Estate Corporation

315-3043

NEW

Come & view this 4 bedrm home, nicely landscaped 12,640 sq.ft. lot. Has some newer flooring, paint, windows, siding, furnace & HW tank. S/S appliances in ktuchen. Huge sundeck & shop in back.

Nicely kept 2 bedrm townhouse in popular, well cared for strata community. Ground level corner unit with extra window & appliances included. Close to arena, aquatic & curling centers.

Quiet location, close to parks, schools & walking trails. Home has a large addition and open concept, 2 bedrms & 2 baths, new laminate flooring, gas F/P, new appliances & HW tank, deregistered on its own land.

#1925

Great family home on large 10,800 sq.ft. lot fenced & nicely landscaped. Cathedral entrance, 4 bedrms 2 baths, reno’s include flooring, kitchen & bathrooms. Newer roof & furnace & HW tank. Large rec.room down.

#1924

#1955

#1956

$344,900

$112,000

$163,900

RETIREES

CLOSE TO SCHOOL

PARK-LIKE SETTING

Totally renovated 2 bedrm home on large lot. New gyproc, paint, kitchen, bath, new flooring & fixtures, cabinetry & S/S appliances. New roof, plumbing & electrical. Move in ready – Don’t miss this one.

4 bedroom home with nice open floor plan and high cathedral ceilings. Has 1 bedrm and laundry on main, 3 bedrms up and 4 pce ensuite with jetted tub. Fenced backyard, double garage.

Beautiful 2 bedrm manuf. Home in Cottonwood MH Park. Completely renovated inside & out including peak roof, addition, hickory kitchen cabinets, all flooring upgraded, new bathrm. A must see!

Unique heritage home close amenities. Main floor has 2 9 ft ceilings, Victorian classic formal dining rm & laundry. bedrm on top floor with 4 pce

#1954

#1923

#1947

#1946

NICE MOBILE HOME PARK

NEW

NEW

$224,900

Don Ward 315-3503

Ray Thompson 315-3377

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

Moving Real Estate BC Ltd.

3 bedrms up plus 2 bedrm legal suite down, on 0.19 acre corner lot. Perfect for young family looking for a mortgage helper or an investor. Easy walk to bus and school. Fenced backyard with mature cedars.

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

Janis Post 315-3672

$274,000

HERITAGE HOME

NEW

2 bdrm dble wide in nice mobile home park. Open design kitchen w/large family & living rooms. Nice 4 pce ensuite with soaker tub. Newer furnace and flooring, new plumbing and HW tank in 2008. Large covered deck and a workshop.

#1958

$97,000

$124,900

$295,000

$84,900

to all bedrms, kitchen, Master ensuite.

$289,900

GREAT FAMILY HOME

BEAUTIFUL YARD

IMMACULATE HOME

QUIET LOCATION

GREAT CURB APPEAL

UNBELIEVABLE MAN CAVE

NEW BENCH RANCHER

LARGE YARD

CLOSE TO GOLF COURSE

HUGE DOUBLE LOT

Features 3 bedrms up with 3 pce master ensuite, large bright living room with gas F/P, large dining rm and access to covered deck. Bsmt has 2 bedrms, in floor heating & shared laundry.

Quality executive family home in good area of the Bench. Home has HW & cork flooring, vaulted ceiling, Mill Creek cabinets with granite tops & island in kitchen. UG sprinklers, 2 decks.

Beautifully designed family home with 3 completely finished floors, 4 bedrms upstairs, large kitchen, new HW flooring, laundry on main & den, central air, BI vac, gas F/P. Terraced yard w/UG sprinklers.

Nice 4 bedrm home, close to town, with single car garage with workshop. Home has new laminate flooring, newer vinyl windows, BI vac, newer furnace & HW tank. Beautiful backyard with new fence.

Executive 5 bedrm home with panoramic views. Grandiose floor plan, Jacobi HW flooring, slate tile, 2 gas F/P’s, extra large kitchen with maple shaker cabinetry & a 5 pce ensuite.

Gorgeous home with gourmet kitchen, S/S appliances, large balcony off living & dining rooms with views. 4 bedrms, 3 baths, fully fin. bsmt with wet bar, games room. Professionally landscaped.

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

Great home with 2 bedrms, open floor plan with newer high quality laminate throughout. Recent upgrades in kitchen include countertops & lower cabinets. Most windows replaced. Lots of RV parking.

Quality finished by a true craftsman. 3 bedrms up with bonus room above triple garage. Some HW floors, Italian tile, custom moldings, Chef’s kitchen, wet bar and pantry. Has central A/C & water softener.

Great family home on 0.34 acre lot with RV parking, 24x30 shop & carport. Home has 3 bedrms 1.5 baths & fully finished bsmt. Yard is park-like with mature landscaping & privacy hedges.

#1671

#1838

#1857

#1902

#1800

#1811

#1884

#1921

#1802

#1911

$329,000

$439,900

EXCELLENT LOCATION

SPOTLESS HOME

$459,000

$219,000

$535,000

$479,900

$389,900

$197,500

$349,900

$309,900

WALK TO AMENITIES

ON HALF ACRE LOT

MANICURED LOT

LARGE FAMILY HOME

TOWNHOME

REVENUE FOURPLEX

QUIET LOCATION

OPPORTUNITY

D UCE D E R

4 bedrm home, centrally located. New HW tank & boiler in 2011, new metal roof, HE gas F/P, updated windows, UG sprinklers & freshly painted. Spacious backyard, RV parking, single garage.

2267 sq.ft. in this newer 2 storey home with master bedrm, den & laundry on main. Feature high end maple shaker cabinetry, deluxe master suite, 2 bedrms up, A/C. Double garage.

3 bedrrom home in downtown core. Great for home-based business. Has a detached garage 21x23 with lane access. Fenced backyard with sundeck.

Custom finished 3 bedrm, 2 bath rancher with 34x20 shop plus double garage. Quality finished from top to bottom. Centrally located and within easy walk to downtown amenities.

Gorgeous 5 bedrm family home on large corner lot. Home has HW flooring throughout with ceramic tile in kitchen & baths. Extra large kitchen with open concept. Fully finished bsmt & a double garage.

Well kept 4 bedrm family home with spacious living & dining areas, sundeck in back & 2 bedrm legal suite with private entrance. U/G sprinklers, central vac, skylight, double garage.

Nice end unit with bigger yard & quiet location. Tastefully decorated with 3 bedrms and 2.5 baths, play area/office upstairs, laundry on main. Double garage. Nice backyard with patio.

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

Spacious 3 storey family at end of cul de sac. Home has sunken living room, 3 large bedrms and 1 bedrm inlaw suite with offi ce & rec.room down. 2 car garage with workshop. Large patio with hot tub.

Large piece of property located on quiet end of street, close to an elementary school & park. Hydro has been disconnected on existing building. Zoned R6 for a mobile home on property.

#1898

#1899

#1892

#1917

#1759

#1888

#1825

#1889

#1840

#1906

$264,900

$299,999

$184,900

$515,000

$440,000

$339,900

$214,900

$298,000

$349,900

$50,000

ON THE BENCH

SENSATIONAL

RIVERFRONT

QUIET CUL DE SAC

NEAT AS A PIN

IN LOWER NICOLA

GOOD LOCATION

FANTASTIC VIEWS

ADULT ORIENTED COMPLEX

LARGE FAMILY HOME

Large 5 bedrm home with fully finished basement. Nice fenced backyard with mature landscaping & hot tub. Garage with workshop area. RV parking. Close to school & hospital.

Quality built view home offers approx. 4000 sq.ft. on 3 levels. Large chef’s kitchen with all appliances, family rm open to large balcony, 4 bedrms, 3 baths. Fully finished basement. Triple garage.

Executive 3 bedrm rancher on immaculate ½ acre lot backing onto river. Features maple HW floors, ceramic tile, custom window coverings, 3 bedrms, 5 pce enusite. 475 sq.ft. covered deck in back with views.

Wonderful, large 5 bedrm Bench home with new U/G sprinklers, paint, lights fixtures & flooring. Spacious master suite has 11 ft ceilings, ensuite w/soaker tub & sep. shower. Living rm has 19 ft ceilings, extra large rec.rm

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

3 bedrm home on 0.35 acre lot with creek at the side. Open plan upstairs with a galley kitchen. Recent reno downstairs, new roof in 2004 and new HW tank. Has detached garage/shop.

Close to schools & shopping. 4 bedroom home with fully finished basement with large family room. another kitchen and bathrm. Sundeck upstairs. Enclosed shed in carport & large yard.

3 bedroom rancher with views of the Nicola Valley. Just 2 yrs new with open floor plan, vaulted ceilings in kitchen, eating area and family room. 20x24 garage with 10 ft ceilings.

Nice strata complex in park-like setting backs onto Nicola River. Home has open design, galley kitchen with nook, 2 bedrms & laundry on main, downstairs is hobby & rec.rms. Double carport.

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

#1862

#1803

#1849

#1949

#1756

#1844

#1826

#1836

#1827

#1744

$264,900

$569,900

LARGE FAMILY HOME

CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN

$469,900

$349,000

$139,900

$299,900

$279,900

$314,900

$239,000

$395,000

UPPER APARTMENT

CUTE & COZY

NICE APARTMENT

FENCED YARD

CLOSE TO SCHOOLS

WHY RENT

LARGE FAMILY HOME

FIRST TIME BUYERS

D L O S 1800 sq.ft. rancher, only 4 yrs old, 3 bedrms on main with a bonus room above garage. Open kitchen design with all appliances, HW floors, crown moldings, 9 ft ceilings, 2 baths. Fenced backyard.

Perfect for large family with 3 bedrms up and 2 bedrm inlaw suite at ground level. Has double carport and RV parking. Huge 11,700 sq.ft. yard. Close to schools. Currently tenanted.

2 bedroom upper floor in good shape & move in ready. Comes with appliances. Has some recent lino & laminate flooring. Nice sundeck for your BBQ. Easy walk to shopping & amenities.

2 bedrm rancher close to all amenities. Perfect for first time buyer or retirees. Nicely landscaped & fenced yard with detached garage with workshop in back. Quick possession.

Great 1 bedroom apartment with newer laminate floors, big living room with balcony and nice mountain views. Perfect for investors or first time buyers.

Great home for first time buyers or retirees, in mobile home park. Large fenced yard with garden area. 3 bedrms, 2 baths, spacious open plan. Newer siding & thermal pane windows.

Great starter home with 3 bedrms up plus a 2 bedrm inlaw suite in the fully finished basement. Fenced yard with deck and carport. Close to schools, shopping and amenities.

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

Spectacular home on quiet cul de sac with many newer reno’s. Home has 6 bedrms including a 2 bedrm legal suite, newer HW floors, high end carpets, newer bathrms, light fixtures & kitchen.

Great home for first time buyers or investors. Has 4 bedrooms, full basement partially finished, big family room, 2 baths, and fenced yard. Needs some TLC.

#1852

#1822

#1820

#1885

#1721

#1903

#1887

#1765

#1919

#1948

$309,000

$199,900

$94,999

$169,900

$69,500

$89,000

$189,900

$89,900

$389,000

DETACHED WORKSHOP

LARGE FAMILY HOME

INVESTORS

NEW RANCHER

INVESTORS

TRIPLEX

HUGE LOT

WALK TO SHOPPING

Nicely kept 5 bedrm home in quiet area. Home has newer hardwood flooring and tile in kitchen. Bsmt has 2 bedrms & workshop area. Includes detached garage/shop and a sundeck in backyard.

Great family home close to schools, work & shopping. 4 bedrms, (2 up, 2 down), big family room in bsmt. Has 30x18 garage/ workshop and a carport. RV parking. Private yard.

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

2 bedroom bungalow with 1452 sq.ft. on large lot in Collettville. Needs some TLC. Has storage shed in backyard. Currently rented. Quiet area. Good holding property.

New 2 bedroom + den rancher with open design plan, master bedroom with 4 pce ensuite and walk in closet. Single car garage. Close to shopping and in good area. Quick possession.

Cute little rancher with 1116 sq.ft., 1 bedroom and huge living room. Has two large storage shed in backyard. Large lot is 50 x 231. Currently rented.

Good revenue property, close to park. Has 3 – 2 bedrm units, with some interior renovations in past year. Huge storage unit in backyard. Live in one and rent the other.

Custom built 3 level home on the Bench in private setting with gourmet kitchen, granite counters, oak cabinets, porceline tile & HW floors. 5 bedrms, 4 baths, sauna, theatre room & more.

Clean and well maintained 3 bedroom rancher with good size room and large kitchen. Room in backyard for shop, has lane access and garden shed. Property is totally fenced.

#1868

#1905

#1854

#1506

#1696

#1505

#1901

#1883

#1927

DETACHED GARAGE/SHOP

$117,000

CED U D RE

$229,900

$229,900

$339,000

$105,000

$240,000

$109,900

$199,900

$414,900

$172,900

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COUNTRY LIVING

#102, 2840 Voght Street, Box 236 Merritt, B.C. V1K 1B8

IC & I

AT NICOLA LAKE

AT NICOLA LAKE

CUSTOM BUILT

MOVING REAL ESTATE BC LTD.

INDUSTRIAL BUILDING

250-378-6166 – TF 1-877-841-2100

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Family home on 1.99 acres with flat levels & drilled well. 3 bedrms on main, open design kitchen, oak HW floors, huge rec. rm down, central A/C. Close to crown land for outdoor activities.

Well built home on 5.63 acres with panoramic views. Has 3 bedrms, 3 baths, open floor plan, good quality kitchen cabinets with marble countertops. 32x26 double garage/shop w/11 ft ceiling.

Gorgeous water front family retreat, beautifully landscaped with 36 ft concrete pad whar f. Home has over 2600 sq.ft., huge sundeck, open design kitchen, ceramic & HW flooring & much more.

Spectacular 1 acre view lot at Nicola Lake, just 15 minutes from Merritt. Fantastic property to build your home and overlook the lake. Only short walk to the waters edge.

Immaculate 8000 sq.ft. precast tilt-up building on corner lot with excellent exposure. Easy access to truck route. Adjoining warehouse has bay door, loading deck office & messanine space.

#1916

#1922

#1867

#1926

#1918

#1913

$474,900 HORSE PROPERTY

$344,900

$474,950 PRESTIGIOUS HOME

KANE VALLEY

$898,000 ON NICOLA LAKE

$190,000

$890,000 HUGE SHOP

KANE VALLEY

30 acre horse property with spectacular views. Very private & fenced pastures. Home has 3 bedrms, 2 bath, fully fin. basement. Cozy air tight woodstove in living rm. Great for recreational retreat or live in year round.

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

Custom home on 51.99 acres with panoramic views. This private home has open design with custom cut timbers frame beams, HW flooring, 3 bedrms, 2.5 baths & wrap around deck.

Magnificent lakefront home with vaulted ceilings, 5 bedrms, 4.5 baths, 2 large sundecks overlooking the lake, fully finished basement, low E windows & UG boathouse.

10.27 acres in Kane Valley, close to all sporting activities like crosscountry skiing, snowmobility, fishing, hiking. Very private with creek running through. Off Coquihalla Hwy at Coldwater Rd exit.

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

#1848

#1587

#1837

#1842

#1912

#1719

$549,900

$599,000

CLOSE TO TOWN

PRIVATE ACREAGE

$799,900 IN LOWER NICOLA

$998,000 ON WALLOPER LAKE

$199,900

$465,000

April 11th - April 24th , 2013

HUGE LOT WITH SHOP

FEATURE HOME

Country living on 4.64 acres with beautiful 4 bedrm log home. Spacious loft master suite, newer kitchen & appliances, new electric furnace & heat pump, pellet stove. Great views.

1925 EASTWOOD AVE. Come & view this 4 bedrm Bench home on nicely landscaped, 12,640 sq.ft. lot. Has detached 20x24 shop in back. Home has some newer flooring, paint, windows, siding, furnace, HW tank & stainless steel applicances. Huge sundeck. Pellet stove in basement. #1925 $334,900

COMMERCIAL BUILDING

19.77 ACRES

FIRST TIME BUYERS

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Approx. 103 acres overlooking Nicola River. Double wide, 4 bedrm, 2 bath home with partially finished bsmt. Numerous outbldgs, hay storage, tack shed. Fenced property.

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#1953

#1718

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#1825

#1898

#1891

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#1956

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$229,000

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#1720

$325,000

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#1928

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BC Government’s Budget 2013 Lacks Credibility! “As the MLA for Fraser-Nicola and Critic for Community and Rural Development, I stood up in the BC Legislature on your behalf and spoke against the Government’s 2013 Budget. It is incredible that following the 2009 Budget and HST controversies the government would, once again, go down the very same path that British Columbians so overwhelmingly rejected during the HST Petition Drive in 2010. In my experiences in life, people do not like to be fooled again, and again.” – Harry Lali

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Here are 10 reasons why I DO NOT support the Provincial Budget: 1. Budget 2013 is NOT balanced. Detailed scrutiny reveals that the Government’s Budget 2013 hides a $790 million deÀcit. Their claim of a balanced budget is quite simply false, and their Àscal recklessness will saddle B.C.’s next government with signiÀcant Ànancial challenges to manage.

6. Would you sell your house to pay for your grocery bills? The BC Government is attempting to sell off your public assets to pay for its Àscal mismanagement. The Minister of Finance has booked $475 million this year and a further $150 million next year as part of their Àre sale of public assets, even though not a single sale has been conÀrmed. On the issue of asset sales, respected Canadian economist, Don 2. Budget 2013 is a $790 million deÀcit. By removing the shortDrummond, offered this guidance to governments: “Do not sighted sale of public assets from the budget and restating count chickens before they are hatched. If assets are to expenditure growth for vital public services to more realistic be sold, never incorporate any revenue from such planned levels, the true government deÀcit is estimated to be $790 sales into a budget before the fact.” million in 2013/14, $847 million in 2014/15 and $452 million in 2015/16. 7. The BC Government has mismanaged BC Hydro. The 3. This is Budget 2009 all over again – Remember the 12% HST? government is continuing to siphon hundreds of millions of Remember the last time this government brought in a lowdollars from B.C. Hydro into general revenue, despite the balled budget deÀcit before an election and said the deÀcit Auditor-General’s stern warning that the excessive use of was “$495 million maximum”, only to tell the people of BC deferral accounts “creates the appearance of proÀtability after the election, “Ooooops, we made a mistake!” That where none actually exists.” deÀcit turned out to be $1.9 billion after the election. That’s how we ended up with the HST. How can anyone believe 8. Rural BC is abandoned, yet again! The Government’s a government that said BEFORE the 2009 election that the budget cuts $35 million from forest health programs at a time 12% HST “is not on our radar”, yet the same government when our forest land-base badly needs help. The budget brought in the 12% HST just days AFTER winning the election? is also missing needed investments in tourism, agriculture or No one is getting fooled this time around! rural schools. 4. The BC Government has deliberately under-estimated its 9. Government’s Budget 2013 is a threat to Health Care in expenses. This budget projects only 0.8 per cent growth Rural BC. British Columbians are bracing for another round in expenditures for the coming year; but average growth of massive cuts in essential services. The BC Government’s over the government’s term in ofÀce has been 3.2 per numbers simply cannot be trusted. Either the BC cent. The numbers in their unbalanced budget are an Government has understated expenditures dramatically, illusion and simply cannot be trusted. or they are planning a massive wave of secret post-election cuts to critical services for British Columbians. Health Care alone is being underfunded by $245 million this year. 5. The BC Government has deliberately over-stated its revenues. The BC Government is counting on revenues and proÀts that are not there. They are booking imaginary 10. No one in BC believes the government’s claims of a BC Hydro and asset sale proÀts when none exist. They’re “balanced budget”. The media do not believe the numbers counting on the sale of more assets in one year than the in the budget, experts and economist do not believe them, government has sold in the last ten years combined, and and more importantly, British Columbians, including my they’re booking the money before the sales have been constituents, do not believe the BC Government’s claims. made. The people know better!

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Second coming precludes peace, unity The Second World War was raging with Hitler’s armies conquering European nations. Hitler talked of the 1,000 years Reich to rule Europe and the world. Many feared he’d succeed. While England’s future seemed unsure, Arthur S. Maxwell, an editor of Signs of the Times, kept encouraging British people that Hitler wouldn’t succeed. German pastor Hasel (a conscientious objector) was drafted into Hitler’s army advancing into Russia. A high commanding officer asked him: “Do you believe Hitler will win the war?” This was a catch-22. Giving a biblical answer would cost his life. Assured it wouldn’t, he explained to the officer the contents of Daniel 2. More high ranking officers wanted to hear him the next day. In a nutshell, he told them why – based on God’s word – Hitler could not succeed. What made these two men so sure? In Daniel 2, God gave proud Nebuchadnezzar at the zenith of his power a dream. Prophet Daniel gave the king a description and interpretation of it. Nebuchadnezzar saw a scary statue made of four metals (head of gold, arms/chest of silver, belly/thighs of bronze, legs of iron and feet and 10 toes, partly of iron and partly of brittle clay). Daniel explained: there’ll be four powerful empires in that part of the world. Bible scholars understand these as Babylon, MedoPersia, Greek, then Rome – and no monolith fifth empire to follow. Rome would be divided into 10 parts. Weakened by inward corruption, immorality overrun by invasion of Germanic tribes,

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Back pain in kids due to heavy backpacks DR. COLIN GAGE Spinal COLUMN Back pain is very common among Canadian adults, but a new and disturbing trend is emerging. Young children are suffering from back pain at a much earlier age than previous generations, and the use of overweight backpacks is a contributing factor. In my own practice, I have noticed an increase in the number of young children who complain about back, neck and shoulder pain. The first question I ask these young patients is if they carry a backpack to school. Almost always,

the answer is yes. This new back pain trend among youngsters isn’t surprising when you consider the disproportionate amount of weight they carry in their backpacks. These same youngsters often carry their backpack slung over just one shoulder. The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) reports that a recent study conducted in Italy found that the average child carries a backpack that would be the equivalent of a 39-pound burden for a 176-pound man, or a 29-pound load for a 132pound woman. Of those children carrying heavy backpacks to school, 60 per cent had experienced back pain as a result. The ACA also states that preliminary results of other studies being conducted in France show that the longer a child wears a backpack, the longer it takes for a curvature or

deformity of the spine to correct itself. The ACA offers the following tips to help prevent the needless pain that backpack misuse could cause the students in your household: • Make sure your child’s backpack weighs no more than five to 10 per cent of his or her body weight. A heavier backpack will cause your child to bend forward in an attempt to support the weight on his or her back, rather than on the shoulders, by the straps. • The backpack should never hang more than four inches below the waistline. A backpack that hangs too low increases the weight on the shoulders, causing your child to lean forward when walking. • A backpack with individualized compartments helps in positioning the contents most

effectively. Make sure that pointy or bulky objects are packed away from the area that will rest on your child’s back. Bigger is not necessarily better. The more room there is in a backpack, the more your child will carry — and the heavier the backpack will be. Urge your child to wear both shoulder straps. Lugging the backpack around by one strap can cause the disproportionate shift of weight to one side, leading to neck and muscle spasms, as well as low-back pain. Wide, padded straps are very important. Non-padded straps are uncomfortable, and can dig into your child’s shoulders. The shoulder straps should be adjustable so the backpack can be fitted to your child’s

body. Straps that are too loose can cause the backpack to dangle uncomfortably and cause spinal misalignment and pain. • If the backpack is still too heavy, talk to your child’s teacher. Ask if your child could leave the heaviest books at school, and bring home only lighter hand-out materials or workbooks. If you or your child experiences any pain or discomfort resulting from backpack use, call your doctor of chiropractic. Doctors of chiropractic are licensed and trained to diagnose and treat patients of all ages and will use a gentler type of treatment for children. In addition, doctors of chiropractic can also prescribe exercises designed to help children develop strong muscles, along with instruction in good nutrition, posture and sleeping habits.

Fighting off allergies with Eastern medicine

DR. HONG CHUNG Merritt ACUPUNCTURE We are now fully into spring. Trees begin to bud and flowers bloom. To some, this means the end of long, cold winter days, but for others spring can be dreadful, as many face allergic rhinitis – an allergic inflammation of the nasal airways caused mostly by various pollens released by surrounding trees, weeds and grasses. The most common symptoms include sneezing, a clear runny nose, nasal congestion and itchiness. Merritt’s dry, dusty, spring climate along with these pollens can worsen these symptoms with eye redness and dryness, hives and other mild skin reactions.

Many often mistakenly believe that allergies only occur in the spring, but they are also common when there are significant differences between daytime and nighttime temperatures, and with any change of season. In fact, allergic symptoms can persist year-round. In severe cases, additional symptoms can include light sensitivity, excessive tears and chronic headaches. Allergic rhinitis is a typical allergic disease affecting the nose, but it is not strictly a nasal problem. It is related to the immune function of the whole body. Deterioration and weakness of immune function can cause a hypersensitivity to allergens. The hypersensitivity to environmental exposures — including pollen, dust, animal dander, mold, smoke, and certain foods — contributes to nasal inflammation and also appears to have an effect on the eyes, skin and/ or bronchea in the form

of conjunctivitis, atopic dermatitis, and asthma. Susceptibility to allergies can run in the family. In Eastern medicine, there is a concept called Wei Qi which corresponds to the concept of immune function in Western medicine. Wei Qi wraps the surface of our body and protects it from external “evils.” What causes Wei Qi to weaken? It can be explained internally by the weakening of lung, spleen, and kidney function predominantly, or by the idea of our body being attacked externally by wind-heat or windcold, for example. Other factors are exertion and

emotional “congestion” due to stress, both of which disturb the circulation of qi and blood. Within Eastern medicine there are different approaches to allergy treatment, but there are always two target goals. Treating the branches focuses on symptoms and treating the roots focuses on the internal organs and/or original qi of our body. In acupuncture, the special acupoints Ying Xiang and Feng Fu on the face and head are commonly used for treatment, and certain acupuncture points are massaged so that blood flows more smoothly and evenly. In herbal

medicine, differentiating and diagnosing the individual’s constitution and deficiency/fullness, and cold/heat of each organ related (especially with lung-centred symptoms) should, of course, precede treatment. The lungs are treated so that the excess heat or coldness within is first released. This moistens the lungs again and gets rid of the phlegm, which eventually clears up the nasal cavity. Treatment should be individualized according to the patient’s symptoms and will lead to rapid recovery with no side-effects, unlike treatment using antibiotics or anti-inflammatory drugs.

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Merritt runner Hans Aabye topped a field of 210 competitors to win the Okanagan College Half Marathon on Sunday in Kelowna. Aabye’s time of 1:18.14 was almost two minutes better than the second-place finisher, David Matheson from Penticton, who clocked in at 1:20.11. The top female finisher was Vernon’s Mary Edgar in 1:30.39. While Aabye’s margin of victory was a comfortable one, the 21K race itself was anything but easy for the rangy 6’8” runner. “I’ve been really sick these last couple of weeks,” Aabye said. “It’s really messed up my training, and even threw my back out as well. I wasn’t even sure I was going to be able to race. I didn’t sign up [for Kelowna] until the last

minute.” As if his health wasn’t enough of an issue, Aabye also had to contend with briefly going off course due to an errant ‘rabbit’. “I took the early lead, and then around four kilometres the lead cyclist took me down the wrong road. After going around a couple of corners, one of the course marshalls (for the 10K run) started yelling at us to turn back. I actually stopped because I wasn’t sure what I should do. Finally, the cyclist kind of traversed us back to the right road. It was pretty unfortunate, and kind of discouraging for a while.” The weather in Kelowna on Sunday wasn’t quite as inclement as Merritt residents experienced in the Nicola Valley, but it wasn’t ideal for racing either. “The temperature wasn’t too bad (4 C), but it was breezy,” said

Aabye. “We were running into headwinds for most of the first half of the race. Fortunately, I was wearing gloves and a hat.” The Merritt racer went through 10K in a comfortable 36 and a half minutes, just prior to a long climb and descent of Knox Mountain. “The uphill wasn’t a problem,” he said, “but when I started to run down the other side, my back began to bother me a bit. It was probably the worst part of the race for me. By the end of it, I was just grinding — trying to get the last few miles done. When you don’t run for two weeks, it catches up with you after a while.” Aabye’s winning time in Kelowna was well off his personal best of 1:14.11 for the halfmarathon distance, but given his poor health and subsequent lack of quality training in the

weeks leading up to the race, the veteran distance runner wasn’t too disappointed. “The layoff from running really hindered me. It doesn’t take much to lose it, but it doesn’t take much to gain it back either.” Aabye has put his plans to do full marathons (42 km or 26.3 miles) in Wenatchee, Wash. and possibly Vancouver or Calgary on the back burner for the time being. “Next week, there’s a 10K in Oliver and I might go there. Other than that, my focus is on getting in some solid training, and resetting my goals. Once I’m where I want to be in terms of fitness, I’ll just take it from there.” CLASS OF THE FIELD Merritt’s Hans Aabye (right) defeated 209 other runners to win the Okanagan College Half Marathon in Kelowna on Sunday. Lorne White/Interior Running Association Facebook

Merritt Secondary sports teams take to the field By Ian Webster THE HERALD

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With the two-week spring break out of the way, and the weather trying to improve, an abundance of sports teams at Merritt Secondary School are busy getting into their seasons. The MSS girls soccer team, coached by the father-daughter duo of Mo and Maggie Ollek along with Guy Dugas, has already played in one tournament following the Easter weekend, and played Westsyde in their first league game of the season on Wednesday at the Central School playing fields. At the tournament in Osoyoos, the girls soccer team went 1-3 in their four outings. The Panthers were defeated by North Surrey 5-1 in their opening game, then lost a pair of squeakers — 4-3 in a shootout

to J.L. Crowe (from Trail) and 3-2 to Stanley Humphries (Castlegar). The Merritt team finished the tournament on a positive note, however, beating Surrey’s Southridge Secondary 2-1. Merritt team MVPs at the Osoyoos competition were Aliyah Rodominski, Taryn Hack, Kaitlyn Suzuki, Takarah Kubo and Madi Rauch, while Skylar Willey earned the team hustle award. The senior Ollek was quite satisfied with the performance of his team in Osoyoos. It’s an 18-member squad that features just three players in grades 11-12. “We’re a very young team, that’s for sure, but the players are eager and willing to work hard,” Ollek said. The Panthers will get a chance to further showcase their game on

home turf next week as MSS plays Valleyview on Monday at 4 p.m., then hosts 14 visiting teams from as far away as Fort St. James in their annual ‘Test of Mettle’ tournament on April 19 and 20. Turning to rugby, Merritt Secondary School has three representative sides this season — girls, grade 8 boys and senior boys. The Lady Panthers, who are coached by Molly Brigden and Heidi Dreger, are 24-members strong but very inexperienced. Only three players on this year’s roster had played an official game prior to this season. Despite their relative inexperience, the MSS rugby girls won their opening game last Wednesday, a 10-5 exhibition victory over the South Kamloops Titans. “It was ugly rugby

at times,” Brigden said with a chuckle, “but we persevered and we won. It’s definitely going to be a building year, but, if we can maintain the consistency at practices, I think we’ll do okay. The players are definitely keen, and they’re quick to learn.” The girls rugby team played its first game of the regular season on Wednesday in Kamloops against Valleyview. On the boys’ side of the rugby pitch, grade 8 head coach Ryan Reid said that some attendance and commitment issues reduced the number of MSS teams from three to two (there is no junior team) but the boys that are coming out regularly for the remaining teams are hard-working and definitely talented.

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PANTHER POWER Sabrina Samra (left) and Ben Cunningham will be key players for their respective MSS senior girls soccer and senior boys rugby teams this season. Ian Webster/Herald

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The Merritt Barbarians will begin another action-packed season of men’s rugby when they host the Penticton Harlequins at 1 p.m. on Sunday at Voght Park. The showdown between Merritt and Penticton on the weekend will be the first meeting between the two teams since June 24 of last year when the Harlequins defeated the Barbarians 26-10 in the league final to take the Okanagan Rugby Union championship

title. Despite limited practice time this spring because of the weather, Merritt player-coach Ryan Reid stated that his squad is ready and raring to go. “We’re set, and excited to be playing Penticton at home,” he said. “Starting off against a quality side will let us know where we’re at early on, and where our strengths and weaknesses are.” The Barbarians will be slightly short-staffed in their season opener as several of their regular players have yet to

return for the summer from college and university. “We won’t be at full strength,” Reid said, “but we’ll give it a good go with the players we have.” The Barbarians will be led on Sunday by scrum half Adam Ware, backs Jonathan Cooke, Mark Price, Stuart Woodman and Sam Carroll, and forwards Riley Clark and Zach Wright. The local men’s rugby squad would love to see a big turn out at Voght Park for their tilt with the Harlequins.

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Merritt vs Penticton 1 p.m. Voght Park

April 21

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AIRBORNE ATTACK Forward Riley Clark (right) hopes to lead his Barbarians team up and over Penticton in men’s rugby action on Sunday at Voght Park. Ian Webster/Herald

Cents’ spring camp showcases some serious talent By Ian Webster THE HERALD

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WORKING THE BASELINE Diamond Vale’s Makyla Cooke attempts to take the ball around Bench Elementary’s Taylia McKeown (middle) and Gillian Moore during grade 6-7 girls’ basketball action on Wednesday of last week at Diamond Vale. Local schools are busy playing exhibition games in preparation for the district elementary basketball tournament on Friday, April 19. A total of six area schools will be participating, including Princeton’s Vermilion Forks Elementary School. Ian Webster/Herald

MSS senior rugby team one to watch From Page 24 “Our senior squad has experience and a lot of raw athleticism. They should do well,” Reid said. “As for the grade 8s, they’re more about learning and development. That said, I see some excellent potential.”

The senior boys rugby team, which is coached by Nathan Brigden and JP Lancaster, opens its home schedule today (Thursday) at 4 p.m. at Central School against the Sahali Sabres. The senior boys got tjeir season off to a great start on Tuesday with a 53-0 drubbing of the St.

Ann’s Crusaders. The Gr. 8 boys don’t start league play until April 24 when they travel to South Kamloops to take on the Titans. Coach Reid hopes to be joined on the sidelines by MSS graduates (and former Panther rugby players) Max Heppner, Zach Wright and Mark Price.

There was a lot of hockey talent on display at the Merritt Centennials’ annual spring hockey camp on the weekend. Close to 80 players, ages 15-19 and from throughout B.C., Alberta and even the Yukon, took part in a total of 10 scrimmage games that ran from Friday night through till Sunday afternoon at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena. Highlights of the camp included the four-on-four and threeon-three games played Saturday night, and the championship contest Sunday afternoon, won 4-2 by Team White over Team Red. “We were really pleased with the players on hand and the quality of play,” the Cents’ Joe Martin said on behalf of NET PRESENCE Jeran Knorr (middle) from Kelowna puts the puck home during a scrimmage between his Blue team and the White team at the Merritt Centennials’ spring camp on the weekend. The White goalie is Jack Burguart from Fort St. James, and the White backchecker is Drew Wilde from Williams Lake. Knorr played for Kelowna’s midget tier II team this past season, while Burguart, a Cents’ AP (affiliate player) suited up for the Princeton Posse of the KIJHL . Wilde was a member of the Chase Heat, also of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. Ian webster/Herald

the entire coaching and evaluation staff that took in the intense on-ice action. “The number of young, skilled 1996- and 1997-born players who were in attendance and interested in Merritt was impressive.” Led by Jack Burguart, a Centennials’ AP (affiliate player) and a member of the Jr. B Princeton Posse this past season, the eight goalies at spring camp seemed to have the upper hand in Friday night’s opening scrimmages, won by relatively low scores of 3-1 and 1-0. “No one had played together before, so things were a bit sloppy on Friday night,” Martin said. “There weren’t many good scoring chances.” The floodgates opened on Saturday, however, as linemates up front and defensive pairings at the backend

found some chemistry, and individual skills began to shine. One afternoon tilt saw netminders lit up for a total of 16 goals over 40 minutes of end-to-end action. While Martin was reluctant to divulge what specific players impressed coaches on the weekend, this scribe liked the looks of Burguart from Fort St. James and Merritt’s Kristian Stead between the pipes, and blueliners Jivan Sidhu from Burnaby, Aiden SilverHooker from Revelstoke and Calgary’s young Phelan Shaw. Up front, a can’t-miss prospect was diminutive Tanner Campbell from Kelowna, along with Sebastien Barrett out of Cranbrook and Surrey’s Rhett Willcox. Older frontliners who looked impressive were Joey Bergert from

Spruce Grove, Alta. and Williams Lake super pest Drew Wilde. Including Stead, local players more than held their own at the Cents’ spring camp. Both forward Zach Sanderson and D-man Aaron Montreuil netted a couple of goals, while the likes of Riley Barnes and Nolan Prowal didn’t look out of place at all. Former Merritt resident and MMHAproduct Daylan Robertson had an excellent camp with solid two-way play. Martin and Cents’ head coach Luke Pierce will now begin preparations for the club’s second spring camp, June 1-2 in Abbotsford. “We’re not in any rush to recruit. We want to make sure that we have the most competitive main camp [in August] we can,” Martin said.


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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 TRINITY UNITED CHURCH “Spring Rummage Sale.” Friday and Saturday, April 19 and 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lots of quality clothing, household items and treasures at affordable prices. Location 1899 Quilchena Ave. NV BETTER BREATHERS Next session is Wednesday, April 17 from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. at Trinity United Church. Speaker, Bob Parkinson, Paramedic with BC Ambulance Service, will present the topic “Emergency Paramedic Services in the Nicola Valley”. Open to the community. NV COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL Council is looking for artwork to be displayed at the Civic Centre for their “Night of the Arts”. All work must be in black and white

or shades of grey, medium is open. Deadline for submission is Saturday, April 20. Call 250378-6515 for detailed information regarding submission requirements. A”A Night of the Arts,” Friday, April 26th @ 7p.m. at the Civic Centre. Help us celebrate our 30 years as an organization with this free community event which toasts the success of the community and the Nicola Valley Community Arts Council. Join us for live entertainment including pianist Bruce Vogt, the Community Band and MSS Jazz Band, a rich historical display and so much more. Call 250-378-6515 or email us for more information. PACIFIC SPORT FUNDAMENTAL SKILLS WORKSHOP

Do you work with children? This workshop is designed for recreation leaders, preschool and daycare professionals, youth leaders, teachers, coaches, parents, anyone (16 years of age or older) working with or interested in working with children ages 3-12. Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Civic Centre. Register today at 250.315.1050. For more info. on this FREE workshop, please contact Josee at jwarren@pacificsport.com NICOLA VALLEY COMMUNITY GARDEN The newly formed NV Community Gardens is holding an information and signup day on Saturday, April 27 , from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the garden site hehind NVGH. Access is off Reid Ave. For more info. call 250-378-

0114 or 250-378-2374 or nicolavalleycommunitygardens@ gmail.com. NV WOMEN’S INSTITUTE Spring Fashion Show, Saturday, May 4 at the Senior’s Centre from 1 - 3 p.m.. For more information call Betty at 250-378-3730 COURTHOUSE ART GALLERY The Courthouse Art Gallery presents “Ancestor Teachings: First Nations Arts and Culture, Past and Present”, until April 20. Gallery is open Thursdays from 4 - 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday Noon -6 p.m. MSS REUNION Are you a MSS 1983 grad? We are having a 30 year reunion the weekend of Aug. 2-4, 2013. If you could of, should of, or did graduate in 1983 please contact

Patty Beers (Cressy) at 250.378.9503 or E: beers2@telus.net for more info. on weekend events. FIRST NATIONS CULTURAL CELEBRATION Logan Lake Secondary School, Friday, May 3, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. 12:45 p.m. All ages invited to enjoy this arts and entertainment event. Call 250523-9441 or Email: trainville@sd73.ca.ca for more information. 24U Peer support group for women who suffer from depression, anxiety, or other mood disorders. Meeting Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. at the Hospice Society, Rm.12, 2025 Granite Ave. For more info. call Sue 378-2717 or Bonnie 315-0179. All women welcome.

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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.

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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 Mountain Biking Association Wednesdays 6 p.m. - weekly ride E: merrittbiking@yahoo.ca • T: merrittbiking

Navy League Cadets of Canada Wednesdays 6 - 9 p.m. Cadet Hall Ages 9-13 welcome 250-280-6944 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. 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. 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. 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. Thrift Store First Tuesday NVGH basement 250-378-9100 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 Patricia Rebekah Lodge Second & Fourth Mondays at 7 p.m. Lawn Bowling Club, Merritt Avenue. 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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Royal Purple First and Third Mondays each month 1:30 p.m. - Downstairs @ Elks Hall 250-378-9788 Rotary Club of Merritt Every Thursday - Noon Brambles Bakery Cafe. 250-378-5535 Rotary Club of Merritt - Sunrise Every Tuesday - 7 a.m. Brambles Bakery Seniors’ Mixed Curling Mondays & Tuesdays - 1 - 3 p.m. 250-378-5539 Sparks Mondays - 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Central School - 250-378-8310 Teen Centre Mondays & Fridays - 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. 250-378-4878 Toastmasters Club 3929 Tuesdays - 5 p.m. at the Merritt Library 250-378-5855 24U Tuesdays - 2 p.m. at the Hospice Society Sue 250-378-2717 or Bonnie 250-315-0179 Valley Visual Artists General club information contact: Fran McMurchy at 250-378-4230 Vintage Car Club - Merritt Chapter Second Wednesday - 7:30 p.m. Ska-Lu-La Workshop Al (250-378-7402) Ted (250-378-4195)

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INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. NO Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options. SignUp online! iheschool.com 1-866-399-3853

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Your memory is a keepsake With which we will never part. God has you in his keeping, We have you in our Hearts.

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking CLASS 1 with Air Truck Driver. Also Lease Operator required to haul wood chips from Merritt to Langley, B.C. Must have Supertrain experience. These are Full Time positions, Mon-Fri, competitive rates with benefits. Please email to: ohtransport@shaw.ca or call 250-768-4932.

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The family of Ian Urquhart would like to take this opportunity to thank the Home Care Nurses, Home Support Workers, Merritt Hospice and Gillis House Palliative Care. A special thank you to Heather, Pat, Lynn, Deborah and Dave Quinn. Your care and support over the last Àve months will always be remembered.

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Sept. 22, 1929 – April 5, 2013

Gary was born near the Manitoba/North Dakota border in the District of Killarney, the Àfth of nine children. Leaving home at age 16, Gary went east to Ontario and worked as a cutter in a pulp wood plant. He returned to Killarney where he worked in the Áour mill at HolmÀeld, Manitoba. Ontario Hydro was his next job at Ear Falls, Ontario, helping tradesmen. Next was Churchill, Manitoba, painting and from there he went to the Yukon Territory in 1952, where he arrived at the age of 23, and spent the next 42 years of his life. Gary spent time at Elsa and Keno, Y.T. before moving to Whitehorse where he married his Àrst wife Dawn, who passed away in 1992. He went to work as a carpenter/ electrician/plumber for the Yukon Territorial Government. He retired from YTG after 25 years. During his Yukon years, he was active in Yukon Order of Pioneers, and joined the Masonic Order in 1969, and then the Shriners in 1972, with whom he and Dawn went on a trip to the Orient in 1978. He also was an avid curler. He enjoyed spring and fall trips to Haines, Alaska to Àsh for king salmon. Gary was also the envy of all of his friends because he always had “a shop.” A shop large enough to build a boat, or to pursue all his wood-working hobbies. During Gary’s years in Whitehorse, he was “Favorite Uncle” to Miles Ireland and his two sons, Matthew and Eric. Miles’ sister Joanne also shared that sentiment. Gary married Suzy in 1993 at Eagle River, Alaska. Now his Àshing and hunting days took on even more of their pleasurable time. The two of them were volunteer Camp Hosts at Chilkoot Lake State Park, in Haines, Alaska in the summers of 1999 and 2001. They moved to Aspen Grove, B.C. in the fall of 1994, where they both enjoyed the Àve to 10 feet of snow in the winter, reminding them of their Northern roots. True to character, Gary built another “shop,” became the keeper of the snowfall records for the 14 residents, and ultimately was voted the Mayor of Aspen Grove at a neighborhood BBQ. A surprise came into their lives in late 2002, with the discovery of Gary’s son, David Noel Nagano, born in 1955. Tragically, David’s sudden death in 2010 was cause for sorrow. Gary and Suzy sold their Aspen Grove property in the fall of 2006 and moved to Merritt. Life was easier and of course Gary built another “shop” on the Merritt Avenue property, and continued with all his hobbies. True to past years, this one also had a fridge for beer and chairs for visitors. The highlight of this property was his 80th birthday with an open house for 100 of his friends. His four remaining siblings came to make it a most memorable weekend. Gary’s health began to decline in January of 2010. Having dodged cancer three times, lung disease began to cause him breathing difÀculties as well as other health issues. In March of 2011, he was transferred from the Merritt hospital to the Coquihalla Gillis House. In the week before Easter of 2011, Gary fell and fractured his hip and pelvis. He spent his Ànal days in the place where he wanted to be, “home” in Gillis House. Gary had come to be very happy in this facility where he was loved and cared for so faithfully by a remarkable staff. A Masonic Service for family and friends will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 13th at the Golden Chopsticks banquet room (formerly Best Western Hotel) in Merritt. Light lunch to follow. His ashes will be interred at Whitehorse, Yukon, where he and Suzy have had their resting places reserved for the past 15 years.

Obituaries

Obituaries Merritt & District

Hospice Society 10 0W Ways to Help the Bereaved: Listen to them. Avoid clichés. Allow silence. Allow them to mourn. Offer practical help. Encourage creativity. Give them time. Let your friend see the course. Continue to be there for them. c/o 3451 Voght St., Merritt, B.C. V1K 1C6 Contact: 250-280-4040

Stein Erik IVERSEN February 15, 1940 –April 1, 2013

Stein passed away on Monday, April 1st, after Äghting a long hard battle with cancer. He spent the last month of his life in the capable hands of the nurses and care aids at Gillis House. His family and friends thank you for the care you gave, to make him comfortable. Stein was born in Norway, travelled the world and came to settle in Canada and became a citizen. He is predeceased by his parents and has no siblings. He will be greatly missed by his cousins and many friends. A memorial service will be held on: Saturday, April 20th, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 1505 Sunset St., Merritt, B.C.

Roderick (Rick) Glen Isbister March 12, 1948 – April 6, 2013

Gone to soon. Loved Forever Rick Isbister, beloved husband of Rose of 23 years, passed away peacefully with Rose at his side on April 6, 2013 at the Royal Inland Hospital. Rick leaves behind a sister, 2 sons, a daughter and grandchildren. Rick was very community minded and was involved in many groups that focused on the Nicola Valley. He enjoyed making people happy and getting them involved. He loved his hobby farm and loved to share it with others. Rick was an all-around handyman, his many works are seen throughout the town of Merritt. All who knew Rick will miss his genuine smile and his willingness to help others and his ability to make you feel at home. Rose would like to thank all those who were involved in the care of Rick. A celebration of Rick’s life will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 2:00pm at Crossroad Community Church In lieu of flowers, in Rick’s memory, please donate to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

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Nicola Valley Institute of Technology Employment Opportunity Custodian - Term Position

NOW HIRING DESK CLERK: Must be proficient with computers and able to work flexible hours HOUSEKEEPER: Must be able to work flexible hours. Apply in person with resume to 3571 Voght St. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. 2 AND 4 strk small engine mechanic. Chainsaws,lawn mowers,outboards. Wage negotiable, benefits aval. Start today! Resume to crosback@telus.net Experienced f/t short order cook wanted immediately see menu @ www.scottsinn.com Please apply w/resume and references to scottsinn @shaw.ca or fax 250-3729444 MANAGER / CARETAKER required for mobile home park in Williams Lake. Preference for retired / semi-retired person, accommodation with remuneration. dshenn51@telus.net

PARTS PERSON WELL ESTABLISHED Honda / Bombardier dealership in the Southern Cariboo region is seeking a self motivated individual to fill a parts person position. Min. 2 years parts / service exp. required, in addition to a strong interest in the motor sports industry. Please email resume & references to: 2013applications@ outlook.com

箽—ùÊçÙ‘ƒÙ››Ùó®ã«çÝ Maintenance Supervisor DĞƌƌŝƩ͕ ` &ŽĐƵƐŽŶƐĂĨĞƚLJƉĞƌĨŽƌŵĂŶĐĞ ` /ŶĚƵƐƚƌLJůĞĂĚĞƌŝŶǁŽƌůĚŵĂƌŬĞƚƐ ` ŽŵƉĞƟƟǀĞŽŵƉĞŶƐĂƟŽŶƉĂĐŬĂŐĞƐ ` ^ƵƐƚĂŝŶĂďůĞďƵƐŝŶĞƐƐƉƌĂĐƟĐĞƐ ` WƌŽŐƌĞƐƐŝǀĞĞŶǀŝƌŽŶŵĞŶƚ  Do you thrive in a dynamic and challenging environment with opportuniƟes Ĩor conƟnuous growth and development?

The custodian will complete general duties to ensure that all facilities are kept clean and to maintain NVIT as a healthy and safe working environment. These duties will include daily cleaning of bathrooms, ofÀces, classrooms, hallways, etc. Concrete Áoors may need to be restored, burnished, and waxed therefore candidates must be physically capable of moving furniture and handling burnishing and waxing equipment. If you are interested in working for an Aboriginal organization that is committed to the educational needs of Aboriginal students, please submit your resume to Nicola Valley Institute of Technology 4155 Belshaw St. Merritt, BC V1K 1R1

Visit our website for the full job posting www.nvit.ca

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Bilingual Editor We are seeking a bilingual, Punjabi/English editor for an Indo-Canadian publication. Responsibilities: The ability and skills to develop story or content ideas considering reader or audience appeal. Plan the content according to the publication’s style, editorial policy, and publishing requirements. Allocate print space for story text, photos, and illustrations depending on space and significance. Verify facts, dates, and statistics for accuracy. Must be fully bilingual. Qualifications: A background in publishing/communications/marketing and a degree or diploma in a related field. Organized, deadline driven, detail-oriented and able to work well in a self-directed environment. Demonstrated ability to investigate and report a wide range of stories. The ability to work within a flexible work schedule to achieve production deadlines. Compensation: This position includes a competitive salary, gas allowance and benefits. If you meet the qualifications and feel you would be suitable for the position, email your resume and cover letter to bobbygill@telus.net. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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HIRING DRIVERS Kamloops Chips Division Seeking qualified drivers for immediate openings in Merritt, BC for our Kamloops Chips haul.

We offer: • Full Time, Year Round Work • Home Every Day • Competitive Wage, Benefits & Pension You possess: • Super B driving experience • A clean drivers abstract • References Email: jobs@arrow.ca, Fax: 250-314-1750 Phone: 1-877-700-4445

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SPECIAL EDUCATION ASSISTANT School District No. 58 is accepting applications for a Special Education Assistant for the following school: Nicola-Canford Elementary School 5 hrs/day – school days only Temporary: April 22, 2013 to June 27, 2013 Preferred or required training is: • POPARD 5 Day – Autism training • FASD - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder training • PBS – Positive Behaviour Support training • CPI – Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training Responsibilities include but are not limited to: • Autism training • Adapted Program • Adapted Aquatics • Life Skills • Speech and Language • Technology support • Occupational and Physical Therapy • Personal Care and Hygiene Qualifications and salary will be in accordance with the C.U.P.E. Local 847 Collective Agreement. The district has a high percentage of First Nations and other multicultural students and so being sensitive to cultural diversities would be an asset. Application forms are available at the School Board office, 1550 Chapman Street, or on-line at www.sd58.bc.ca, click on Jobs/ Support Positions/Job Postings listed under Job Code # 447929 and follow the prompts provided. Applications will be accepted until April 12, 2013. Please forward to:

Lower Nicola Indian Band School

BUS DRIVER/MAINTENANCE WORKER (FULL-TIME)

DESCRIPTION: Reporting to the Principal of the Lower Nicola Band School, the Bus Driver/Maintenance Worker is responsible for driving school bus routes ensuring students are bused in a safe and efÀcient manner, responsible for maintaining discipline on bus, general upkeep of buses and ensure regular servicing/ inspections of buses is in order. The Bus Driver/ Maintenance Worker is responsible for repairs to the playground and school grounds when needed and janitorial duties throughout the day. QUALIFICATIONS: The successful applicant must possess a Valid Class 1 or 2 Drivers License and hold a Current First Aid CertiÀcate (or upgrade). The successful candidate must be prepared to be Áexible and adaptable in meeting the needs of students while under unsettled conditions and must be willing to undertake Àeldtrips and must possess good communication skills. The successful candidate must be willing to undertake general maintenance work and have the ability to record all maintenance and services. SALARY: Negotiable DEADLINE: April 19, 2013 START DATE: ASAP Interested candidates should submit their resume and a cover letter to: Angie Sterling, Principal, Lower Nicola Indian Band School 201 Horn Road, Merritt, BC V1K-1M9 asterling@lnib.net or fax to: 250-378-6389

Adopt a Shelter Cat! The BC SPCA cares for thousands of orphaned and abandoned cats each year. If you can give a homeless cat a second chance at happiness, please visit your local shelter today.

BCSPCA www.spca.bc.ca

Attn: Secretary Treasurer School District #58 (Nicola-Similkameen) P.O. Box 4100, 1550 Chapman St. Merritt, BC V1K 1B8 Fax: (250) 378-6263 Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Administrative/ Accounts Payable/Payroll Clerk Merritt, BC Emcon Services Inc., a Road and Bridge Maintenance Contractor based in Merritt, B.C. is seeking applications for an Administrative/Accounts Payable/Payroll Clerk position in our Merritt ofÀce. This position requires an individual who can handle multiple priorities and deadlines in a busy and complex ofÀce environment, as well as, possess strong administrative skills, excellent verbal and written skills, be well organized and have solid computer experience and knowledge. Experience with Microsoft OfÀce (Excel, Word, Access) would be an asset. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to general ofÀce/clerical duties such as typing, data entry for Accounts Payable and Payroll, Àling, telephone reception and client/customer referrals. This position requires above average attention to detail, accuracy and conÀdentiality. We require the individual to work 5 days per week, Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. As this position requires operation of Company Vehicles, please include a driver’s abstract in your Application along with relevant education and experience. Only short listed candidates will be contacted and hiring is subject to pre-employment drug testing. Please mail, fax or e-mail resumes by April 12, 2013. No phone calls please HR Manager, Emcon Services Inc. #105-1121 McFarlane Way Merritt, B.C. V1K 1C2 Fax: 250-378-4106 E-mail: tsmyth@emconservices.ca


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LOUISIANA-PACIFIC Canada Ltd. requires an experienced Journeyman Electrician for our EWP Operation in Golden BC. Email resume to: Audra.Stanton@LPCorp.com or fax to 250-344-8859.

Pretty soon it will be yard cleaning time! If you have any old appliances or scrap iron. I would like to pick them up. I also buy broken motor radiators, copper, aluminum and brass. Phone 250-378-2889

Mobile Homes & Parks

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Apartments

CAREGIVER Part-Time Position available, to provide support for elderly lady in Merritt area. Companionship, light housekeeping and some meal preparation required. Two regular weekend shifts and occasional on-call shifts. Hourly pay rate offered commensurate with skills and experience. Please send resume and references to: P.O. Box 9, Merritt Herald Merritt, B.C. V1K 1B8

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services MISSION Hill Family Estate Recruitment Open House We’re seeking to build dynamic teams for our 2013 Summer Season and are looking for applicants who share our passion for world-class wine and creating memorable guest service. Bring your resume and join us at the winery Friday, April 12th, 4pm to 6pm 1730 Mission Hill Road, West Kelowna, Okanagan Valley BC, Canada V4T 2E4

Trades, Technical

Services

Financial Services GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

See usellahome.com ID#5681

Cleaning Services Reliable, trustworthy house cleaning.References available. Will concentrate on what’s important to you. $20/hr. Call 250-280-1423

Merchandise for Sale

Auctions Household goods, 9:00am 4/20/13: 426 Hwy 8, Merritt

furniture;

Garage Sales

CONSTRUCTION LABOURERS needed for concrete forming in Kamloops. Good wages. Send resume to: majka99@telus.net or fax to 604-864-2796.

Garage Sale 1295 Midday Valley Road Sat. Apr 13 9:00am-2:00pm Garage Sale - 1426 Collett St. Apr. 12 5pm-8pm Apr. 13 9am-1pm

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 58 (NICOLA-SIMILKAMEEN)

FIRST NATIONS SUPPORT WORKER School District No. 58 (Nicola-Similkameen) is accepting applications for a First Nations Support Worker at Merritt Secondary School in Merritt. This is a temporary position, 35 hours per week for the period April 22, 2013 to June 27, 2013. The successful applicant will be responsible for providing counseling support, communicating with students and parents/guardians, tutoring, and cultural education. Application forms are available at the School Board Office, 1550 Chapman Street, Merritt, BC or on-line at www.sd58.bc.ca, click on Jobs/Support Positions/Job Postings, listed under Job Code #292934, and follow the prompts. Applications, including a detailed resume with a minimum of three references, will be accepted until April 12, 2013. Please forward to: Attn: Secretary Treasurer School District No. 58 (Nicola-Similkameen) P.O. Box 4100, 1550 Chapman St. Merritt, BC V1K 1B8 Fax: (250) 378-6263 Only those applicants being interviewed will be contacted.

Advertising Sales Representative

in quiet 55+ park. w/d, f/s. Asking $11,500. 604-856-0725

Heavy Duty Machinery A-STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20’40’45’53 in stock. SPECIAL 44’ x 40’ Container Shop w/steel trusses $13,800! Sets up in one day! 40’ Containers under $2500! Call Toll Free Also JD 544 & 644 wheel loaders JD 892D LC Excavator Ph. 1-866-528-7108 Free Delivery BC and AB www.rtccontainer.com

Misc. for Sale HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

250.280.7644

KENGARD MANOR

No Smoking No Pets

Spacious 1 & 3

ON Nicola Lk, near Quilchena, great 1 bedroom suite, private entrance, 4 kitchen appliances, in suite laundry. Incl. phone, internet, satellite, utilities. NS/NP. Available now, $850 a month. Enjoy summer on the lake! Viewing this weekend 604-467-3304, 250378-8358

bedroom apartments.

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

Ph: 250-378-9880

2 bedroom suite in Lower Nicola 4-plex. Recent upgrades & shared laundry. No Smoking. No Pets. $625/mo plus utilities. 250-378-8223

“I’m too big for a car seat!” Keep your child safe in the car. Learn how to teach your child car safety. Call 1-877-247-5551 or visit ChildSeatInfo.ca

Qualifications: Must have a minimum of two-year’s sales experience. Have strong interpersonal skills, be outgoing, confident, enthusiastic and reliable. Be self-motivated and able to think‘outside the box’ in order to find potential advertisers from a wide range of business sectors. Be a quick learner, be accurate and well-organized with the ability to work effectively independently, but also as part of a team.

Compensation:

Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

All Stainless Steel Appliances.

Apt/Condo for Rent

Responsibilities:

If you meet the qualifications and feel you would be suitable for the position, email your resume and cover letter to bobbygill@telus.net.

Brand New Building.

Rentals

Generate leads, cold-calling, meeting, presenting, and closing new advertising prospects to build the client base. Provide superior and genuine customer service to all clients. Prepare and submit regular reports, and attend networking events as required.

Must have reliable transportation.

2 bedroom suites available in March.

Accepting Applications

We are seeking an advertising sales representative for an Indo-Canadian newspaper.

This position includes a competitive base salary, commission, gas allowance and benefits.

The Summit

Drive to Save Lives

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

FOR RENT - 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT Available immediately.

$800/month incl. heat & laundry.

$100 OFF APRIL RENT for successful applicants

Newly renovated units “Clapperton Manor” 2775 Clapperton Ave. New owner/manager. 250-315-8340 Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale


30 • THURSDAY, April 11, 2013 Rentals Misc for Rent

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DreamTeam Auto Financing “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab 4X4 Black Clear Title 42,420 KM $16,700 milcorinne69@gmail.com (905) 664-2300

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Recreational/Sale

April 9, 2013 Applications are now being accepted for apartments, suites and houses. Many assorted units coming available.

1 bdrm apartment. $600 plus hydro. (x 2) 1 bdrm apartment $550 including utilities.

AUTO SERVICES Legal

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2 bdrm house. Large fenced yard. $750 plus utilities.

1 bdrm apartment. $575 plus hydro (x3)

Your Local

1993 KUSTOM KOACH HERITAGE 5TH WEEL

3 bdrm split level house. $1200 plus utilities.

2 bdrm house. $700 plus utilities.

Transportation

25.6 FOOT

4 pce bathroom, complete kitche. Built-in gen set and fuel tank. Includes hitch and digital brake controller.

PREMIUM CONDITION Phone 250-378-6488

Need a Vehicle?

Alfred Thomas Gray; your goods from 2950A Clapperton will be sold at Auction on 4/20/13 failing payment of $1640 by 4/19/13. D.H. Oborne.

Auto Financing Call the

3 bdrm apartment. Grandview Heights. $825 plus utilities.

EXCAVATING

2 bdrm furnished bsmt suite. $800 including utilities. 2 bdrm quaint duplex. $725 plus utilities. (x2)

Guaranteed Approvals

3 bdrm upper floor of house. $950 including utilities.

• Good Credit? • Bad Credit? • No Credit? • Divorce? • Bankrupt?

1 bdrm duplex. $500 plus utilities. 2 bdrm in Sixplex in Lower Nicola. $600 inc. utilities. 3 bdrm townhouse. $725 plus utilities.

Gary’s Mini M Excavating Service

• Small Job Specialist • Dump Trailer Service • Fencing & Post Pounder • Bobcat Service • Concrete Driveways & Sidewalks • Fully Insured

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Utility Trailers

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email: garylsedore@gmail.com

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Cell: 250-315-3174 Call Gary Sedore for FREE ESTIMATES: 250-378-4312

Call for all of your Residential or Commercial Property Management needs!

MERRITT REAL ESTATE SERVICES

RENOVATIONS

Property Manager: Lynda Etchart

Rooms for Rent Furnished room for rent $465/mon. Incl. util. Call 250378-5128

Suites, Lower 2 BEDROOM Basement suite available May 1st. $800/month includes utilities and laundry. May require references. Contact Sandy or Jas 250-315-4675.

Tenders

Tenders

ONE CALL DOES IT ALL! ship, Quality workman ice. Outstanding Serv Call for a FREE Estimate

Want to Rent Clean, responsible, active professional - new to town - wants to rent your (smallish) house with fenced yard for myself, Cheaka-belle (small dog) and Tomtom (cat). Prefer Collettville, Lower Nic area - or somewhere quick/easy to get out with dog and walk. Like caring for yards/gardens/planting etc. 250-256-9104

Transportation

Auto Financing

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP 2013-10)

Merritt Since 2000 JASON ARNOLD - Serving

THE CITY OF MERRITT IS INVITING REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS TO PROVIDE JANITORIAL SERVICES FOR THE FOLLOWING CITY FACILITIES: MERRITT CITY HALL MERRITT CIVIC CENTRE NICOLA VALLEY AQUATIC CENTRE CITY PARK FACILITIES RPF PACKAGES MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE CITY OF MERRITT WEBSITE WWW.MERRITT.CA OR MAY BE PICKED UP AT: MERRITT CITY HALL 2185 VOGHT ST., MERRITT, BC FINAL DATE AND TIME FOR RECEIPT OF PROPOSALS: Three complete copies of each proposal must be received by: 3:00 p.m. Local time April 29th, 2013 CONTACT PERSON: LARRY PLOTNIKOFF PHONE: 250-378-4224 Fax: (250) 378-2600 Email: lplotnikoff@merritt.ca

MECHANIC

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Shocks & Struts •Radiator Service • rvice • Air Conditioning Se 6 Mamette Avenue 26 02 20

250-378-1322

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PHOTOGRAPHER

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EMERGENCY FLOOD SERVICES

ALL YOUR GROCERY NEEDS & MO RE! 2801 Clap

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TF: 1-877-612-0909

CALL: (250) 378-2 786

“When others ha ve co gone, Ivan’s Siding me and is still going strong”

SERVING THE NICOLA VALLEY FOR 40 YEARS!

g n ti a e H & g in b m lu P N ic o la

MOVING & RENOVATING

MOVING SOMEWHERE? Call for a

FREE Estimate

MERRITT MOVING

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2064 Coutlee Ave., Merritt, BC

LANDSCAPE UNDERGROUND SPRINKLERS PAVING STONES RETAINING WALLS TURF & WATER FEATURES COMPLETE YARD MAINTENANCE (250)

378-7122

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

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DENTA TAL

LOGAN LAKE DENTA L CLINIC

NOW OPEN 4 DAYS A WEEK!

NEW MERRITT OFFICE OPENING SOON!

Ne w Pa tien ts We lco me General Family Dent

istry Logan Lake Mall • 250-523-6682

BUILDING SUPPLIES

ER SALES IT T LUMB RRIT MER LAS ST., MERRITT, BC

MERRITT BC • Client Computer Work Stations • Access to Training • Job Search Assistance • Employment Counselling • Career Exploration • Resource Library • Workshops T: 250.378.5151 2099 Quilchena Ave., Box 358 Merritt, BC

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a p la n to cr ea te ee d h el p Ne d es ir e e li fe yo u to en jo y th ? w m or ro to d a y, & to

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Plumbing, Heating, Bonded Gas Fitters. Service Work & Furnace Service. Custom Sheet Metal Atlas RV Parts & Repairs

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PLUMBING & HEATING

PIANOmTe EACHER

Brenda’s Piano Studio

Customer Comment

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sters

S AL ES & S ER VI CE • Vinyl & Hard ie Board Siding • Aluminum So fÀt, Fascia & Ea vestroughs

“The best Indian food I’ve ever had” www.bob smi nim art. com

Working with insurance adju to restore your home!

IVAN’S SIDING

Samosa • Butter Chicken Curry and Goat Curry • & more! view menu at:

• WATER REMOVAL • DRYING EQUIPMENT • INSURANCE CLAIMS drestoration.com

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ETHNIC CUISINE EAST INDIAN TAKEOUT

www.merrittesc.ca

The Employment Program of British Columbia is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia

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OFING, SCREWS, NAILS, RO NGERS T HA INSULATION, JOIS ore m h uc m & ABLE ING BEAMS AVAIL LARGE LANDSCAP

S OF OPERATION:

HOUR pm pm & Sat.: 8 am - 4 Mon to Fri.: 8 am - 5

ACCOUNTANT

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in providing professional service to all of our clients. in p

We are currently acccepting new clients and look forward to meeting with you about any of your accounting & taxation needs. We are confident our team will add value to your business by providing reliable and timely accounting services, allowing you more time to grow your business.

WE WILL BE IN MERRITT ON FRIDAYS! 1988 Quilchena Ave. (Royal Lepage ofÀce) Merritt, BC V1K 1B8

Phone: 778-257-4129

e-mail: Merritt@campbellco.ca

Le et us h he elp you g

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et ready for SPRI

• Irrigation Activation • Spring Cle an-Up • Aerating • Thatching • Seeding • Fertilizatio n • Turf Instal lation • Retaining Walls • Parking Lo t Sweeping

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REASONABLE RATES, while using cu stomers time efÀcientl y

inc.

CALL 250-3155074


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re ” a c s t e e m ion t a x a l e r e r

Opening May 1st

• OPEN HOUSE • Saturday, May 4 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Come & Take a Tour of our new clinic. Coffee, Donuts & Dental Goodies will be provided.

Digital & Paperless Clinic in Your Neighborhood

FAMILY

• Convenient Hours Evening & Saturday • All Insurance Plans • Digital Radiography ( 1/3 less radiation) • Sedation & Laughing Gas for All Ages • Wisdom Teeth Extraction • Dental Hygiene/Periodontal Maintenance • Provide All Children’s Dental Needs

AESTHETICS

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• Invisalign and Braces • Full and Partial Dentures • Dental Implants and Implants Supported Dentures • Crowns and Bridges • Reline and Repair of Dentures

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Call Us Today

(250)378-4888 2731 Forksdale Ave. (Beside The Source) First 100 patients

(completed exam & cleaning) will receive an electric toothbrush a $60.00 Value!


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April 11, 2013 edition of the Merritt Herald

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