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City approves longterm lending for batch of projects By Michael Potestio THE HERALD
Merritt city council voted to approve multiple bylaws on city projects last Tuesday at its regular council meeting. Council agreed on longterm borrowing from the Municipal Finance Authority (MFA) for five city projects that were approved in the 2013 budget process. They agreed to use the alternative approval process to obtain approval of electors. This means Merritt voters can come to city hall and vote against the borrowing process of any of these projects. After that, council would determine the percentage of votes needed to stop the borrowing bylaw.
A STYLISH SHADE Juanita Joe of Scw’exmx Child and Family Services Society blocks the sun on June 21 at Aboriginal Day festivities at Rotary Park. Temperatures soared as the sun made a long-awaited appearance from behind the clouds. Summer temperatures are expected to stay, with predicted highs in the mid-30 degrees Celsius range this week. Emily Wessel/Herald
Fire station architect fees Council voted unanimously to approve borrowing $165,000 from the MFA to finance the architectural drawing fees for the new two-phased addition to the Merritt fire station. Mayor Roline told the Herald council has been working on the fire station expansion for a couple of years and at first considered the idea of establishing an entirely new firehall in a new location due to a growing community and expanding needs. She said even just fitting the fire trucks into the current building is a problem. “Our fire vehicles and trucks are getting larger, just
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like most vehicles are getting larger,” she said, adding the current fire station was built in 1972. At that time, the Merritt Fire Rescue Department also didn’t have a work experience program at the fire station, she said. That program, which has five members living and working at the station, will also benefit from the fire hall expansion with living quarters, she said. Central Park upgrades Council passed a motion by a vote of five to two to approve borrowing $698,000 from the MFA for upgrades to Central Park. These upgrades include a new building for washrooms and establishing a lacrosse box at the park. Councillors Kroeker and Norgaard voted against the motion. Mayor Roline told the Herald the city put a washroom trailer in the park about 23 years ago as a temporary solution. “That trailer now is basically on its last legs; literally, it’s starting to lean over,” Roline said. “It’s getting more and more difficult to keep it clean just because it’s worn out. It wasn’t meant to be there for 23 years but it ended up [staying], so we’re building a new washroom building along with a concession.”
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Pipeline springs leak near Hope Second TransMountain leak in area this month By Michael Potestio
nated soil is being safely removed and site remediation will continue to ensure the surrounding area is restored to its previous condition. The source of the spill was a defect in the pipe, which was discovered by Kinder Morgan’s pipeline integrity program. Crews were on site on June 26 to investigate this defect and discovered oil in the soil around the pipe at the dig site. Kinder Morgan shut down the pipeline and notified regulators, area First Nations and local businesses. The NEB said in a press release they were notified of the spill that same day. The press release also said the leak was located on Crown land along the pipeline right-of-way and that there are no immediate safety concerns for local residents. The NEB’s Emergency Response Team has been deployed to the site to monitor Kinder Morgan’s response,
Kinder Morgan’s TransMountain pipeline has sprung another leak. This one was reported to the National Energy Board on June 26 and was discovered 40 kilometres east of Hope. This spill comes two weeks after a fivebarrel spill found just south of Merritt. The company is estimating this spill to be between 20 and 25 barrels of petroleum product. Communications advisor for the National Energy Board Rebecca Taylor told the Herald the NEB cannot confirm Kinder Morgan’s estimation of the spill until more information is known. Media spokesperson for Kinder Morgan Andrew Galarnyk said in a press release there are no safety or health risks identified and there are also no waterways or wildlife affected by this spill. The press release also said contami-
‘While performing a routine investigative dig on its TransMountain pipeline north of Hope, British Columbia, we detected a small amount of petroleum product in the soil around the pipe. We initiated a precautionary shutdown of the line as required by regulation and we are investigating further.’ — MEDIA STATEMENT FROM KINDER MORGAN JUNE
investigation and clean-up. They are also conducting an investigation stemming from the discovery of the oil spill near Merritt on June 12. Taylor said Kinder Morgan is in the process of testing to ensure they’ve excavated all of the contaminated soil, and crews have removed 80 cubic metres of contaminated soil so far. She also said they will need National Energy Board approval before the pipeline can be restarted. The TransMountain pipeline was restarted on June 14 after a shutdown two days earlier
with the discovery of the Merritt-area spill. “That, of course, was turned back on after they had welded a steel sleeve around the affected section of pipe,” Taylor said. She also said the NEB restricted the pipeline to restart at 20 per cent reduction in pressure from what it had been operating at over the past 90 days
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prior to the June 12 spill. Taylor said when that leak occurred, the TransMountain pipeline wasn’t running at its maximum capacity. As for the current spill, Taylor said Kinder Morgan has welded a temporary steel sleeve around the pipeline’s anomaly so they can get the line back up and running.
“It’s not a permanent fix. The NEB will require, at some point, [that they] cut that chunk of pipe and send it for testing,” Taylor said, adding they will then need to replace that piece with new pipe. The pipe will be sent for metallurgical
testing to determine the exact cause of the leak. Taylor said this will ensure the anomaly is permanently removed. She said that is also what had to be done during the pipeline spill near Merritt earlier this month.
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Recycling roaring in Merritt By Michael Potestio
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Six local schools collected and recycled old and broken small appliances and power tools on June 22 as part of a competition for charity. ElectroRecycle, the nonprofit program hosting the recycling challenge, donated $1,000 on behalf of the winning school to the Nicola Valley and District Food Bank. Merritt Central Elementary School won the competition with 1,025 pounds of recycled goods, beating out Merritt Secondary School and Collettville, Diamond Vale, Bench, and NicolaCanford elementary schools. Nicola-Canford Elementary finished second with 429 lbs. Central also won a pizza party for the school. Each school had a bin set up for people to drop off their small electronic appliances in support of their desired school. Mayor Susan Roline was at the Return-It Depot for the event and told the Herald she thinks having a permanent place for people to bring their old electronics is great for the city. “We find, when we’re trying to enforce different bylaws, something we’re running into is people’s accumulation of items
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and they don’t know what to do with them,” Roline said. “They feel bad about throwing them to the landfill because they know that they don’t decompose fast. Having this facility now I think is terrific for Merritt.” Earlier this year, the Merritt Return-It Depot finished first in the ElectroRecycle Depot Challenge. The challenge pitted 13 other depots against each
other in the ThompsonOkanagan region in a contest to see which one could increase its collection rates the most over a two-month period. So far over 12,000 pounds of electrical products have been collected for Merritt ElectroRecycle. ElectroRecycle Ambassadors James Shaw and Eric Liu held the event at the Merritt Return-It Depot on Blair Street. A group of six sum-
mer students are travelling across the province to raise awareness and educate people about the ElectroRecycle program. Liu said the great result from the Merritt Return-It Depot reflects well on the city. “As the only place that takes this stuff in town, I think it’s a great reflection on the community and how committed they are to recycling,” Liu said. ElectroRecycle has 135
locations in B.C. and provides an environmentally friendly alternative to landfills for electrical products such as toasters, blenders, irons, sewing machines and electric toothbrushes. At the Merritt event, the ambassadors had an ElectroRecycle booth set up with an educational sorting game on recycling and face painting. There were also some giveaways and a barbecue for visitors.
Funding slated for sidewalk, road repairs From Page 1 The washrooms and concession will be housed in one building, Roline added. Roline said the lacrosse box will be Merritt’s first. She also said because Central Park is used for many events and tournaments, it was time for an
upgrade. Roline said these upgrades are the first phase of a $2 million project to upgrade Central Park. 2013 asphalt project Council voted unanimously to borrow $350,000 from the MFA for its 2013 asphalt project. The program will involve paving and fixing
up city streets in need of repairs, Roline told the Herald. 2013 sidewalk project Council also voted unanimously to approve borrowing $225,500 for its sidewalk project this year. The project will involve filling in gaps and possibly putting in some new sidewalks as well.
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Public Works building Council also approved unanimously to borrow $300,000 to replace the public works utility building. Mayor Roline told the Herald that the current building at the Public Works yard at Main Street between Quilchena and Coldwater Avenues is old and basically falling apart.
The Upper Nicola Band packed up and left the negotiating table. Band Chief Fred Holmes said negotiations failed Thursday after a federal government representative refused to sign a trilateral agreement with the province and the band. He said at the moment, there are no plans to re-install the road block. “I’ll do anything I can to avoid another road block.” But the band doesn’t want the public to fear the ramifications of that, said Holmes. “I don’t see any need of the public to fear what we’re doing,” Holmes said Monday. Holmes said the band always believed a trilateral agreement would be signed and didn’t know why the federal government backed out.
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Africa awaits area student William Sandy travelling to Tanzania to volunteer By Emily Wessel THE HERALD
Nicola Valley Institute of Technology student William Sandy’s first trip abroad is a big one. The 26-year-old is venturing to Chamazi in the Mbagala ward of Tanzania for six weeks as a volunteer with Canada World Youth. While he’s there, Sandy will work on environmental sustainability projects in the mornings. “I’ll be working in a botanical garden, planting, watering, pruning, and compostmaking,” he said, adding that the volunteer organization
encourages members to work on personal projects in their afternoons, such as working at orphanages or schools. “I want to experience as much as I can while I’m there.” Sandy said he is one of 10 First Nations applicants from across Canada selected for the trip as part of the allaboriginal Youth Leaders in Action program. The group of volunteers will also be joined by six Tanzanian youth volunteers. The volunteers will stay in pairs with host families for several weeks, Sandy said. “I already
recommended that I get paired with a Tanzanian youth just so that I’m totally immersed in their culture and traditions,” Sandy said. “I’m excited to learn as much as I can and take it all home and share it here.” Although he applied and was accepted to the program in February, Sandy said he deferred the trip because he didn’t want to take a semester off of school. The timing was right when the organization accepted him for its first summer program. “I reapplied and got accepted in May and now I’m going,” Sandy said. Sandy, who has been volunteering in the community since his teens, was introduced to Canada World Youth through Katimavik, a youth volunteer travel
program within Canada, when he was 18 years old. That program took him to Ontario and Alberta to volunteer. “They introduced it as kind of the next step because it’s international,” Sandy said. Sandy said one of the things he’s looking forward to most is learning about the way of life of indigenous people in another nation. “We’re both indigenous people, and I’m sure we’ll share some similar identities but it’s going to be different being across the world and seeing how they live and experiencing it firsthand,” he said. “I look forward to sharing my story when I get back.” The area he is staying in is close to the equator, and although it’s winter in Tanzania, it will feel like summer to him, he said. Sandy said he had to fundraise $2,000 for the program, which he did with a community fundraiser. He also had to pay $250 for registration and take care of his own pre-departure preparations such as vaccinations and passport updates. Canada World Youth covers travel and accommodation costs. Sandy said his community fundraiser was about more than just raising money. “I’m very grateful for all the support I’ve got from the community at large, which has helped me be able to take part in
this program,” he said. “I want to bring awareness to the program and future youth who may be interested in getting involved with Canada World Youth.” Sandy just finished his first year of the associate arts degree at NVIT after deciding to go back to school two years ago. “I was putting it off and putting it off. I didn’t think I would be successful,” he said. Sandy said his confidence grew after he excelled in the upgrade courses he had to do before being accepted into the program at NVIT. “I actually got really good grades and the valedictorian for the college readiness program,” he said. “Last year for my two semesters, I got an A- average. I’m doing well and I’m proud of myself.” Sandy said he is weighing his options between social work and teaching once he graduates next year. One thing he is sure about is that he wants to continue his volunteer efforts with Canada World Youth. “After this trip, I do want to look into becoming a project intern supervisor for Canada World Youth to go on another trip and supervise on the exchange,” he said, adding he would like to supervise in Nicaragua or Peru, where the organization has ongoing projects. A few days in Toronto before the trip for orientation and debriefing after his stay in Tanzania will bring Sandy’s trip to eight weeks in total. He took off for Toronto out of Kelowna last Tuesday.
Nicola Valley Institute of Technology student William Sandy, 26, embarked on his eight-week volunteer trip last Tuesday. Sandy will spend six weeks in Tanzania with Canada World Youth, and said he hopes to share his experiences with people at home in the Nicola Valley when he returns. Submitted
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Kamloops basketball player drafted to NBA By Michael Potestio THE HERALD
“With the 13th pick in the 2013 NBA draft, the Dallas Mavericks select Kelly Olynyk from Kamloops, Canada and Gonzaga University. Kelly is not here this evening.” Those were the words of NBA commissioner David Stern as he announced the pick at the NBA draft in Brooklyn on Thursday. Olynyk made history as the first Kamloopsian ever taken in the NBA draft. The South Kamloops Secondary grad was drafted by Dallas and immediately traded to the storied Boston Celtics. No, Olynyk wasn’t in attendance. He was watching from his Kamloops home with family and friends as Stern announced his name and hometown. “It was a special time, to spend it with all the people that supported you and really been there for you your whole life, growing up, and really got me to where I am today,” Olynyk said. “It was real nice and real special to be able to celebrate that
with them and share that moment with them.” When asked how he felt being the only Kamloopsian to ever be drafted into the NBA, Olynyk smiled and, with a laugh, replied, “It’s cool. To be able to be in this community and how much support this community has given me over the last five, six, seven years, it’s been huge,” Olynyk said. “It’s great to look back and be able to give back to the community and come out and pave the way for young people growing up to really chase their dreams and aspirations and see that it is quite possible.” Olynyk said he got where he is today through hard work, dedication and sacrifice — values the people who supported him in his youth instilled in him that allowed him to pursue his dreams. Kelly’s father Ken Olynyk said it seemed fitting his son, who wears No. 13 on the court, would be taken 13th overall in the 2013 draft. He said the house exploded with jubilation when Kelly was
drafted and they celebrated with champagne — both alcoholic and non-alcoholic varieties. “As a father, I’m really pleased to see what he’s accomplished because he’s willing to work hard,” Ken said. When Kelly was seven years old and he told him he wanted to play in the NBA, Ken told his son: “You better have a backup plan.” “But that’s been his goal since he was seven years old and he never lost sight of that,” Ken said, adding there were trying times that jeopardized that goal. It was a big night for Canadian basketball as Canadian forward for Anthony Bennett of the University of Nevada (Las Vegas) also made history by becoming the first Canadian selected first overall in the NBA draft. “It’s huge,” Olynyk said. “I mean, for Bennett to do that, I mean that was amazing. I almost got just as excited to hear his name [as] Number 1 as [I was to hear] mine,” Olynyk said, noting the selection is great for Canadian basketball,
which he described as “on the rise.” There were some twists and turns in the draft for Olynyk with the pick and trade by Dallas. The Mavericks sent Olynyk to the Celtics for Boston’s 16th overall pick and two future secondround picks. “I knew a little bit about what was going on behind the scenes through the agents and stuff, but it was fun,” Olynyk said. “It was fun to see it all unfold and I can’t be happier to be in Boston. It’s a great place, great city with great tradition — such a storied franchise — and I’m really looking forward to it. “It’s a blessing to have this opportunity. It’s what you work for as a kid and your whole life,” he said. “It’s every little kid’s dream to play in the NBA and to have that opportunity. I feel special and real blessed.” Olynyk said Celtics management told him they were excited as well to have him joining their organization. He said he will need to adapt to the faster, more physical NBA game.
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it’s the beginning of a new journey,” he said. “One door closes, another one opens, so it’s truly an exciting place and exciting time.” He plans to spend a few days in Spokane — home of Gonzaga — before heading to Boston on Canada Day. Olynyk’s focus will then turn to the NBA Summer League.
year at Gonzaga and returned to dominate with the Bulldogs, being named West Coast Conference Player of the Year while leading Gonzaga to a Number 1 ranking in the NCAA last season. Olynyk admitted the feeling of being drafted still hasn’t completely sunk in. “It’s been a great experience so far and
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HERALD OPINION Clark continues Campbell conceit
TOM FLETCHER B.C. VIEWS VICTORIA – Call it the Beach Blanket Budget. Despite having to campaign once again to win a seat in a byelection, Premier Christy Clark has ordered the legislature to sit without her through most of July to pass the budget that was tabled before the election. This rare summer session ensures a couple of things. First, there will be less time for real financial results to contradict the rosy predictions made by Finance Minister Mike de Jong in February. Second, it ensures that there will be minimum public attention paid to the deliberations, as people focus on their summer vacations and put the business of running the province aside again. BC Liberal house leader Mike de Jong insists there has been no decision made on whether the legislature will sit again in the fall. The standard schedule, put in place under former premier Gordon Campbell, calls for MLAs to assemble in October and November, to consider legislation, after a spring devoted to the budget and ministry spending. This was a serious reform that went along with four-year scheduled elections.
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High heat danger to kids, pets Emily Wessel Merritt MUSINGS A sad story out of Milton, Ont. on Thursday has left a hole in a family where a two-year-old boy used to be. The boy died from heat exposure after he was left in a car for a significant portion of the day outside his family’s home, according to police. The boy was reportedly in his grandmother’s care at
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the time as his mother was at an appointment and his father was at work. The death is being investigated by the homicide unit, as is protocol in cases with deceased children under five years old. The boy’s body was found Wednesday, when temperatures hit above 30 degrees Celsius in the community of about 80,000 in the Greater Toronto Area, but officers said the temperature inside the car soared as high as 50 degrees. Exposure to extreme heat can cause organ failure. Heat can be deadly when the body’s core temperature reaches 105 degrees Fahrenheit, when sweating is no longer possible for cooling and the
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core temperature continues to rise. According to a press release from the Canada Safety Council, children are especially at risk for heat stroke because they can’t sweat like adults without fully developed sweat glands. The organization estimates a child’s core temperature rises three times faster than that of an adult. The story made national headlines, no doubt because of the entirely preventable nature of the incident. It shouldn’t take a tragic, preventable death like this one to remind people that hot cars pose an extreme danger to children. High temperatures in vehicles can also be devastating to pets left inside, even with the
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windows down. Take Tonka, the French bulldog who was left in a car in Ottawa for over an hour on a day that the humidity raised the temperature to 34 degrees Celsius. Tonka was the Ottawa Humane Society’s 15th rescue of a pet from hot car since last Monday. The dog was so dehydrated it was unable to stand once rescued. Even with the windows open, the temperature inside the car was dangerous for the little dog. The owner has been charged under the Ontario SPCA Act for failing to protect the pooch from harmful temperatures. It only takes 20 minutes for the interior of a vehicle to reach extreme temperatures. The safety council
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recommends vehicle owners keep their vehicle doors and trunk locked when the vehicle is parked and unattended to prevent a child from entering without being able to get out. How many times have you popped into the grocery store “just for a minute” but run into a friend, remember something you’d neglected to pick up before, maybe do a little browsing, and end up emerging 20 or 30 minutes later? When there’s a little one in the car, the minutes count. With summer temperatures finally upon us in Merritt, it’s critical that we don’t leave our people and pets unattended in vehicles — not even for a minute.
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YOUR OPINION GETTING A JUMPSTART Merritt Youth and Family Resources Society Executive Director Lenora Fletcher (far right) stands with the Canadian Tire Jumpstart soccer teams on June 15. The teams received equipment in 40 soccer packages and 20 base packages — which benefit 125 community youth — from the Jumpstart program. The packages are worth $9,120 and are two of 16 activity kit options. MYFRS processes applications for the national Canadian Tire community outreach program which help local youth participate in sports by providing equipment and funding. Emily Wessel/Herald
Lower Nic pair saves the day Dear Editor, My husband and I would like to thank the couple from Lower Nicola who stopped to offer assistance to us when our truck (towing a trailer) experienced mechanical problems on the Connector. Ken and Phoebe restored our faith in the kindness of strangers. If this young couple represents the type of people who live around Merritt, it must be a special place. Thank you again, Ken and Phoebe. Bonnie and Andre Latour West Kelowna
Taking the stress out of moving Dear Editor, Summer is a peak season for moving in Canada. Many Canadian families will take possession of their new homes during this time, and if you’re one of them, it’s a good idea to plan ahead. A successful move depends on good financial planning, which includes
accounting for the additional costs involved with a move. The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) encourages people to plan ahead for moving day in order to avoid unwanted surprises and minimize expensive purchases. For example, will you use professional movers or
do you plan to have the help of family and friends? Once in your new home, will you need to buy a new car or can you use public transportation? If you are moving to a larger space, you might need to buy a sofa or kitchen furniture. In order to plan for your needs, FCAC recommends that you make a moving budget.
That way, you’ll have a better idea of your expenses, be better able to avoid disagreements and make your move a successful one. If you’re a student and are moving for the first time, the list of costs to consider may seem daunting. The FCAC Life Event Moving Out on Your Own
can help you understand what to expect and the costs associated with this new stage in your life. You can find this information on FCAC’s website at itpaystoknow. gc.ca. Lucie Tedesco, Acting Commissioner, FCAC Ottawa, Ont.
Summer session covering “bogus” budget From Page 6 But Campbell soon abandoned this noble approach, with fall sessions dwindling to a few days to deal with urgent issues or disappearing altogether. I expected Clark to reverse that after she led the party to victory in May and consigned the Campbell era to the history books. Open, accountable government and all that. So why the summer session? I’m inclined to agree with NDP house leader John Horgan, who meets privately with de Jong in his role of government house leader to
thrash out schedules. Here’s Horgan’s message to Clark and her government as he emerged from the latest meeting: “You ran on a platform that you claimed you were ready to implement. And what we’re getting instead is, ‘let’s jam ’em in here while the media’s on holidays, while people are at the beach thinking about other things. We’ll pass our bogus budget and then we’ll see you in February.’” Is the budget accurate, or “bogus,” or somewhere in between? They’re always projections, so that can’t be determined until next
year. But the proposal to keep the increase in overall spending to less than two per cent, with nearly all the increase going to health and education, is difficult to accept. During his time, Campbell topped the Fraser Institute’s ranking of most fiscally responsible premiers, limiting spending growth to 4.4 per cent. During those same years, average provincial economic growth was only 4.1 per cent, meaning that under the supposedly tight-fisted, tax-cutting Campbell, government continued to grow to more than 20
per cent of gross domestic product. Clark has indicated several times since her surprise election win that she intends to make government smaller. That’s the difference between her “core review” of government programs and the one conducted by Campbell in the painful first years of his mandate. This is why I mentioned last week that one of the more significant instructions given to Clark’s cabinet ministers was to examine turning the Liquor Distribution Branch into a separate corporation with its own board of directors.
That in itself may slightly increases the size of government. But it could be a preliminary step to selling the whole thing off and reducing the government’s role to taxing and regulating booze sales. You can imagine how that would go over with the NDP, with former liquor store union boss George Heyman among the loudest opposition MLAs. This is the kind of change that should be debated in public, not by press release. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com.
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VICTORIA – Government revenues have fallen $900 million short of February’s budget projections, and teachers and other government workers can expect no new money for wages, Finance Minister Mike de Jong said Thursday. Bright spots for the B.C. economy include an expected recovery in natural gas prices from historic lows, and $500 million in savings on government operations, de Jong said in a postelection budget update. B.C. is continuing an effective freeze on public sector wage growth that began in 2010. Since the government’s “cooperative gains” mandate in 2012, nearly three quarters of union members have signed contracts with average pay increases of one to two per cent, financed through savings in other areas of operations. Most are two-year deals, with some halfway through. The projected surplus for this year is trimmed from $197 million in February to $153 million, and de Jong had to trim contingency funds to reach that. Tax hikes are unchanged from February, including a two-year increase for personal income over $150,000 and a tobacco tax increase set for October. The budget calls for $30 million in spending cuts this year, after last year’s reduction of $20 million in all ministries except health. The government’s “core review” of government operations is getting underway with a target of another $50 million in savings by the end of 2014, but no program targets are identified in the budget update. The price for natural gas, the key commodity for the government’s debt reduction plan, is forecast to rise from $2.25 per gigajoule
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Merritt Otters in good earlyseason form Local swim club enjoys tremendous success at first summer meets of the year Thirteen-year-old Jaimie Neill of the Merritt Otters Swim Club churns up the water during her 50m breaststroke event at the Kamloops Tsunami Invitational Swim Meet on the weekend. Nineteen members of the Otters’ club took part in the third competition of the BCSSA summer swim season. Photo courtesy of Stef Zabek
By Ian Webster THE HERALD
If this past weekend’s results are any indication, the Merritt Otters Swim Club is in for one heck of a season.
Led by last year’s provincial champions Taylor Carmichael and Bianca Cavaliere, the Otters racked up a ton of medal performances and Top-8 finishes at the annual Tsunami Meet,
held at the Brocklehurst Pool in Kamloops. Otters’ head coach Gia Bogetti said the strong showing in the Tournament Capital City followed two spectacular meets in Salmon
KAMLOOPS TSUNAMI BCSSA SWIM MEET Brocklehurst Pool, Kamloops - June 23-24
Merritt Otters Results Div. 1 Beau Patterson - 50FR 5th, 50BR 6th, 100FR 4th, 100IM 4th Ashley Cavaliere - 50BK 3rd, 50FR 9th, 100FR 4th, 100IM 4th Miranda Cavaliere - 50BK 4th, 50FR 6th, 100FR 3rd, 100IM 3rd Riya Chhabra - 50BK 6th, 50BR 4th, 100FR 6th Diya Chhabra - 100FR 7th Girls 200 Free Relay 1st Div. 2 Bianca Cavaliere - 50BK 2nd, 50FL 2nd, 50FR 1st, 100FR 1st Div. 3 Reese Paterson - 50BR 5th, 50FL 4th, 100FR 5th, 100IM 6th Girls 200 Medley Relay - 2nd Div. 4 Kerragan Selman - 50BR 11th, 100BK 11th, 100FR 12th, 200IM 9th Sumeeti Chhabra - 100FR 11th, 100BR 11th Jamie Neill - 50BR 4th, 50FR 12th, 50FL 11th, 100FR 10th Nicola LaBounty - 50FR 6th, 50FL 7th, 100FR 9th, 100BR 6th Laura Lefebvre - 50FL 8th, 100BK 4th, 100BR 7th, 200IM 7th Haley Zabek - 50FR 9th, 100BK 5th, 100FR 5th, 200IM 6th Jensen Cavaliere - 50FL 9th, 100BK 7th, 100FR 6th, 200IM 5th Cassie O’Flaherty - 50FL 5th, 100FR 7th, 100BR 1st, 200IM 4th Girls 200 Medley Relay - 3rd Girls 200 Free Relay Team A - 3rd Girls 200 Free Relay Team B - 5th
Arm and Lumby on previous weekends, including four recordsetting performances by Cavaliere. “So far, almost every swimmer who has competed has improved their times in every event,” Bogetti said. Despite having only 19 swimmers (of the 40 or more who have registered with the club to date) at the early-season competition in Kamloops, the Otters team finished fourth overall, and had four swimmers (Carmichael, Cavaliere, Miranda Cavaliere, Beau Paterson) pick up aggregate medals. In addition, three Merritt swimmers broke club records on the weekend. Carmichael set a new standard in the Div. 6 50-metre butterfly event with a time of 32.11 seconds. In Div. 4 100-metre
breaststroke, Cassie O’Flaherty topped the field and the record books with a 1:29.83 clocking. Both of the aforementioned Otters’ records were previously held by Alex Rubner. Finally, in the Div. 2 50-metre backstroke event, Cavaliere posted a new club-best time of 42.38 seconds. Bogetti, new Otters’ coach Kristine Lawson and all their enthusiastic, young charges are very much looking forward to Merritt’s home meet on the July 6-7 weekend at the Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre. Anyone interested in joining the Otters, or learning more about the swim club, is encouraged to contact the club’s registrar, Amanda Carmichael, at 378-3480 or firstname.lastname@example.org. They can also visit the club’s website at merrittotters.weebly.com.
Div. 5 Rahul Chhabra - 50FL 5th, 100BK 4th, 100FR 5th, 100BR 4th Madison Shea - 50FR 4th, 100FR 7th, 100BR 9th Girls 200 Medley Relay - 3rd Div. 6 Taylor Carmichael - 50FL 1st, 100FR 1st, 100FL 1st, 200IM 2nd Girls 200 Free Relay Aggregate Awards
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ON YOUR MARKS Merritt’s Haley Zabek (left) and Jensen Cavaliere ready themselves on the starting blocks at a meet in Kamloops on the weekend. Photo courtesy of Stef Zabek
Meet the Otters’ coaches By Ian Webster THE HERALD
Head coach Gia Bogetti, 23, is back for her third season with the Merritt Otters Swim Club. A native of Kamloops, Bogetti is currently attending Simon Fraser University in Vancouver where she is taking a bachelor of science in physical geography. Bogetti competed for three seasons with the SFU Clan swim team. She attended the national collegiate championships each year, and was a member of two Simon Fraser relay teams that broke long-standing NAIA records. Prior to her university career, Bogetti swam for the Kamloops Classics. She competed in many finals at Age Groups, Westerns and Nationals, and has held 20 individual club records at one time or another. This is Kristine Lawson’s first season as a coach with the Otters. The 21-year-old is also a student at SFU, with majors in criminology and sociology. Born and raised in Coquitlam, Lawson has swum for four seasons at SFU. She is a nationally-ranked competitor, and was an NAIA AllAmerican in 2010 and 2011, and a NCAA Div. II All-American in 2013. Lawson is the holder of numerous records with the Hyack Swim Club of New Westminster.
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