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Off-leash dogs frighten city cyclist By Emily Wessel THE HERALD

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FANCY DANCING Marlena Anderson dances at the School District 58 Student Powwow, held last Wednesday at Merritt Secondary School. Over 1,500 people attended the third annual event, including students from all the elementary schools in Merritt and John Allison Elementary School in Princeton. Anderson was born and raised in the Nicola Valley. She grew up learning the values and traditions of the Nlaka’pamux culture, and believes it gives her a sense of belonging and has allowed her to be “grounded” in who she is today. A university graduate, Anderson currently works as First Nations Community Affairs Liaison at Teck Highland Valley Copper. She also volunteers with the YMCA Aboriginal Mentorship Program, teaching young girls how to powwow dance and make regalia. Anderson’s advice to students today is: “Stand tall, walk proud, face challenges eagerly, never give up, find calm and go there daily. Believe in yourself, and be prepared to work hard and your dreams will become your reality because this is your world, and anything is possible.” Ian Webster/Herald

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Two incidents with off-leash dogs within city limits have one Merritt woman concerned that pet owners aren’t being careful enough with their dogs. Janet Harper said she was riding her bike on the path in the grasslands above the Bench area on May 8 when a large dog came running up to her while the dog’s family was further away. Harper said as the black lab type dog approached, his demeanour changed from friendly to aggressive. “He raised his hackles and started growling,” she said. “I slowed up while his owner managed to catch him. The owner did catch him and held him so we could pass each other, and said his dog doesn’t like bikes. I was grateful that he managed to physically catch the dog.” Not five minutes later, Harper said she was approached by another off-leash dog, this one a grey Weimaraner, while the dog’s family was some 40 metres away. “The dog saw me and came running up the hill towards me at full speed, ignoring the owner calling to him,” she said. “I got off my bike because I could see this big dog running at me, and I kept it between the dog and me. The dog was right at my bike and he was barking very loudly and aggressively. I didn’t know what the dog was going to do next because it’s a big, scary dog. He was jumping up and down as he was barking at me and I was thinking, ‘What do I do now?’” Harper said she stood still until the dog eventually lost interest. “You can do that [stand still like a tree] but it feels like an eternity and it was very scary, even with the bike between me and the dog,” she said. “I didn’t know if he was going to actually attack me or not. I was scared.”

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And, she said she worries the next person approached by an off-leash dog might not be so lucky. “These family pets are aggressive in a public place,” she said. “There are lots of children up there.” Harper, who spends lots of her leisure time outside biking and hiking, said the incidents have prompted her to carry bear spray in the area to make sure she is protected from animals — wild or otherwise. “I don’t think I have to be threatened while a dog owner watches that happen to me,” she said. “I don’t know if they don’t know if it’s city land or if they don’t care, but it’s a nice place to let your dog off the leash. But this dog scared me, and I’m good with dogs.” City of Merritt Bylaw Officer Bob Davis said it’s not unusual to see people with their dogs off-leash in that area, but it is the first complaint about an offleash dog he has received since taking up the post about two years ago. “My understanding, from talking to the people who are up there, is that it is an issue,” he said. “People think that they’re out of the city because they’re in bunchgrass and yellow pine, and they just let their dogs go. Well, there are so many other people recreating up there — bicyclists, hikers, dirt bikers and kids — so it’s a problem. I’m surprised that it hasn’t arrived on my desk sooner than it has, given the number of people who are using it and the number of dogs offleash.” An owner caught with his or her dog off-leash in city limits could face a $100 fine for the first offence and a $200 fine after that. Davis said there are no public properties within Merritt where it’s legal for owners to let their dogs off of their leashes, except the dog park off of Main Street.

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Betty and Scotty Thomson say this broken bird bath is the work of area vandals. Emily Wessel/Herald

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A local couple is frustrated with their neighbourhood after numerous incidents of vandalism over the last several years, including the most recent one overnight on May 30. Betty and Scotty Thomson woke up to find the bird bath that was up against their house smashed. “The thing is, the bedroom is right here,” Mrs. Thomson said, indicating the window right above the smashed ornament. “You don’t need people out here, against the house.” She said the sight of the broken sentimental ornament was so upsetting, she cried. Over the winter, another sentimental lawn ornament was stolen. Mrs. Thomson received a unique crow decoration as a gift, but it was stolen out of the front yard, she said. “It’s probably in a ditch or something,” she said. “It’s just senseless.” Mr. Thomson said incidents of theft and vandalism of lawn ornaments is not uncommon in the area. The

Thomsons pointed out a handful of neighbours who have been victims of vandalism and theft recently, including a neighbour who put security cameras up on her property after an expensive bench was stolen. “This is why nobody wants to fix their places up around here,” Mr. Thomson said. “You’re scared to put anything out. You do something to fix the place up and make it look nice, and this happens. I’m just getting fed up.” The Thomsons said they noticed a spike in the vandalism when the subdivision behind their property expanded a few years ago. “This used to be a dead-end street, and that’s why we bought here,” Mr Thomson said. “We never used to have any problems before. I don’t think it’s necessarily somebody out the back, but since people have been there, we’ve had nothing but trouble.” The couple added that they and several of their neighbours look out for each other’s properties, and that some of their neighbours are thinking of starting a type of neighbourhood watch group to address the vandalism.

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Community band talks Victoria trip By Michael Potestio THE HERALD

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This past weekend, the Nicola Valley Community Band visited some familiar faces in new places. On an invitation from the Lieutenant Governor of B.C. and Merrittonian Judith Guichon, the band travelled to Government House in Victoria on Sunday. The band travelled to the provincial capital to play at the Lieutenant Governor’s Garden Party, which celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation. The Royal Canadian Navy’s Naden Band, the Greater Victoria Police Pipe Band and the Friends of Government House singers also performed at the event. Nicola Valley Community Band president Nancy Ellingsen said it was an important trip for their band. “It was a big deal for the band, definitely, to go even on a road trip, let alone to Victoria to Government House,” she said, adding that band member Emma Martin described the experience as the most important

day of her life. It was a beautiful sunny day with an ocean backdrop as Ellingsen overlooked a sea of people dressed in old-fashioned hats who gathered for the event, she said, describing the experience. “And the pipe band had piped in Judy,” Ellingsen said. “Her honour,” she added after a short pause. “It’s hard to call her your honour when you know her.” The Lieutenant Governor had been back in Merritt just a couple of weeks ago and got a haircut from Ellingsen, she said. Ellingsen said it was a great experience just to be at Government House. Guichon took the band on a tour and even showed them the view from her bedroom. The Lieutenent Governor and former flute player even put on one of the band’s red shirts and joined in on the music. The trip had more than one stop. Reciprocating the visit the Langley Community Band made to Merritt last year, the Nicola Valley band visited

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Coun. Clara Norgaard called for a bylaw to help stem the stray cat population at the City of Merritt regular council meeting on May 28. Norgaard said she is aware that stray cats are a problem in the city, and that other cities have created bylaws to address their often rapidly rising populations.

“It seems to be an issue for all municipalities, but some of them have come up with bylaws that seem to have alleviated some of the problem, and I’d like to know what those are because we are being bothered by feral cats,” Norgaard said after the meeting. “When they’re wellfed, they just multiply, and it creates a problem for the people in the downtown core, basi-

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Langley the day before playing in Victoria. They were treated to a tour around the city and a dinner with the Langley band. As expected, the two bands made beautiful music together when they practiced at the

Langley Community Hall and played a concert together. “One of the highlights, definitely, was when we played together with them,” said Ellingsen, who noted that as ambassadors of the town, it was great

to visit with the Langley band — especially for their younger members. Next up for the Nicola Valley Community Band is their annual Friday Night with Friends concert at the Quilchena Hotel tomorrow.

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cally.” City staff will research other cities’ bylaws and come up with recommendations for Merritt’s council. Sign inventory before replacement: council Coun. Kurt Christopherson recommended city staff compile an inventory of the city’s signs on the highways before council moves on revamping or removing them.

“We thought we should know what we have first before we plunge ahead and get new signs,” Christopherson, who serves on the Directional Signage Committee, told council. “We’d also like to know where they’re located so that we don’t duplicate existing signs.” Christopherson said he doesn’t know if there’s a maintenance policy on the highway signs, just that they’re

reported if they’re in disrepair. Coun. Alastair Murdoch recommended that staff look at the cost of fixing up and replacing the teepee signs on the highway as well. “Given the discussion of the teepee signs, it might be useful to know what maintenance costs are on these things and replacement costs. Not immediately, but I think it might help council,” Murdoch said.

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Help keep Merritt’s boulevards, lanes clean As spring wanes and summer arrives, many of us are aware of the unusual amount of precipitation that has fallen on our city. With this rain and warmer weather comes plant growth, and it does not require a lot of searching to find out-of-control grass and weeds in empty lots, alleys and boulevards. We all want Merritt and the neighbourhoods we call home to look the best they can. A frequent question to the city’s bylaw department is, “Who is responsible for maintenance of boulevards and lanes?” The short answer is the adjacent property owner. Just as with winter snow, the adjacent property owner is responsible

for shovelling the sidewalk in front of their home, so during the rest of the year the adjacent property owner is responsible for keeping the boulevard and lane abutting their property in a neat and tidy condition. As a home or property owner, you are responsible for the vegetative growth outside your property lines to the curb and, if there is an alley, you are responsible to the centre of that alley that abuts your property. We may all even want to consider some of our neighbours who, for very good reasons, may not be as able. With this in mind, Merritt’s Nuisance Abatement Bylaw provides for minimum

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Bylaw report on April animal control The following is an excerpt from the City of Merritt council meeting on May 28. Calls and complaints related to dogs continue to be at relatively low levels, with only two dogs impounded in the month of April. Both dogs were reunited with their owners after a brief stay in the pound. Two other dogs were taken into protective custody and subsequently returned to their owners the same day. Despite the steady progress we have made, dog-related issues remain a high priority for the bylaw office. Since February of 2013, feral cat-related problems seem to be on the increase in neighbourhoods around the Programs at the Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre

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city. This office is not completely sure why the apparent resurgence has occurred, but the statistics are showing an increase. Bylaw will continue to moni-

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Retirement/Long Service CELEBRATION School District No. 58 (Nicola-Similkameen) will be hosting a Retirement/Long Service tea honouring retiring employees for this year, as well as recognizing employees having 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, and 35 years service with the District.

The socials will be held on: Princeton: Monday, June 10, 2013 in the Princeton Secondary School Library 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and

Merritt: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 in the Multi-Purpose Room Merritt Secondary School 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. A list of employees who are being honoured can be found on the district’s website at www.sd58.bc.ca., listed under Info, Public Information, Public Announcements. All past retirees/employees of the district are invited to participate in this celebration with us. Please contact Jill Yakimchuk at (250) 315-1100 to conÄrm your attendance.

MERRITT’S MOST HANDY (From left) Merritt Secondary School students Desiree Dunbar, Emma Martin, Lucas Steel and Madison Rauch are the winners of the Amazing Two-by-Four Contest, put on by the Merritt Forest Week Committee, which includes members from Aspen Planers, Tolko Industries, Stuwix Resources, the Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations, and BC Timber Sales. Each student was supplied with one eight-foot, two-by-four to make something interesting. The entries were displayed at the Merritt Library for two weeks. (Right) The Charlie Chaplin puzzle was the winning entry. Submitted

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About 20 years ago, before the Internet became the focal point of our lives, world trends employed a slower mode of transport. News was not relayed via instantaneous tweets and photos of one’s dinner plate were not shared with the world for no discernible reason. And a visit to the mailbox often brought something more than bills and letters to a home. Many a scam was unwittingly delivered by Canada Post in the form of chain letters and other financial sleight-of-hand stamped correspondence that relied on the addressee to physically undertake a few steps in order to be duped. In the past two decades, the Internet has radically altered the manner in which we live, transforming the once laborious into lightning fast — and scam artists are among the busiest online, with their clever cons milking the innocent daily. What must have taken weeks and months in the days before the World Wide Web can today be accomplished in the blink of an eye. A victim clicks on a link, suspends the basic cautionary principle of too good to be true and is out hundreds or thousands or more. Some of those scams make the news; most don’t. In Kamloops, a familiar ruse has returned with a twist — it is being done old-school style, through the mailbox. Some Kamloopsians (perhaps many) have received a white, letter-size envelope which, while bearing no return address, is indeed addressed to the specific person living at the residence. Inside the envelope is information that promises the recipient easy money for undertaking a few steps as a “mystery shopper.” Included in the documents is a cheque.

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of real, messy, complicated life in 400 words, plus or minus 10 per cent. While ethics are the guiding principles and provide the framework for evaluating what’s right and what’s wrong, morals govern an individual’s actions on those broader beliefs. Often, that leaves a giant grey area for people to navigate. In the world of journalism, the recent Rob Ford crack cocaine fiasco is a prime example of the complications of navigating that gaping grey area. Last month, the U.S.-based website Gawker and the Toronto Star published stories claiming their report-

ers had viewed a video of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine. From there, the story was covered by a plethora of news sources, and the allegations from news sources combined with the scathing rebuttals from Ford made for some great tabloid fodder. The latest word on the scandal is that the video is “gone,” according to its anonymous owner. Not only is that enough to make people believe in the great Crack Cocaine Conspiracy of 2013, but it leaves the reporters’ reputations dangling on

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a story that may or may not have any proof — the questionable validity of the old adage “seeing is believing” notwithstanding. Certainly, these reporters could’ve thought they’d had a career-making story on their hands, so they reported on it, taking all the risks that come with anonymous sources who control the main piece of “evidence” in the story. The Toronto Star was allegedly offered the chance to purchase the video from its owner for $100,000 — which the newspaper turned down. Gawker, on the other hand, raised $200,000 to buy the video but was

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unsuccessful in obtaining it. In my mind, we deal with information that is relevant to people for the good of the people. While that ethic may seem a little lofty, it’s the one that guides how reporters handle many of the stories as they develop in newsrooms across the country. It’s not always easy to decide what to do if a controversial story comes your way, and a moral handbook sure would be handy. But it’s the individual nature of moral codes that can’t allow that to happen, and stands as the fundamental catch-22 of modern journalism.

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YOUR OPINION Letter writer thanks local RCMP for help power and died, still in the right traffic lane. Travelling without a cellphone and stranded in such a precarious situation, I was anxious and perplexed at what to do. Literally, getting out of the car meant risking my life, the traffic behind me was so fast and passing me so close. I did get out of the car as it was dangerous to stay in it, but it was

Dear Editor, My name is Jacquie Beattie and I want to acknowledge a member of the Merritt RCMP for possibly saving my life in a very frightening traffic situation near the Juliet Creek overpass. I do not know this man’s name but he came to my rescue when my car suddenly lost all

almost as hazardous outside of the vehicle. To make a long story short, when I finally saw the flashing lights of a police vehicle approaching me, I almost collapsed with thanksgiving. After the officer helped me get the car out of the traffic lane, called for a tow truck and arranged for Kal Tire to service my car, he stayed

Charity tour for human rights to stop in Shulus Dear Editor, Pedalling for Papua is coming to Shulus! A 12,000 kilometre international bicycling and performance tour, Pedalling for Papua aims to raise awareness of the 50-year-old human rights and environmental abuse in the underreported region of West Papua. As home to the bird of paradise, the second largest jungle remaining in the world, and our planet’s most biodiverse marine zone,

this beautiful region has been subject to what many observers have dubbed a slow-motion genocide. As many as 500,000 Indigenous West Papuans have died as a result of the military presence and lack of development in their homeland. This story needs to be told, and it will be. Over six months, campaigner Jeremy Bally will tour a multimedia performance on his bicycle through seven countries. The show takes recorded

conversations with West Papuan exiles, refugees and activists live on stage through an original animation. This is projected beside Jeremy as he narrates with original spoken word poetry and ukulele-based hip-hop music. Entry is by donation. See you Friday, June 7 at 7 p.m. at All Saints’ Parish!

the RCMP heritage. The officer who came to my rescue in this perilous situation is my hero and I will always respect and continue to support our police forces. My heartfelt thanks to him and to our national police force.

and protected me and the car until the tow truck arrived. With all of the negative press the RCMP have been getting the past few years, we should not forget the history, legacy, service and amazing work these men and women have brought and continue to bring to this country. As a Canadian, I am proud of

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If it seems too good to be true, it might be From Page 6 In the case of one correspondence with a Kamloops-area resident, that cheque was made out for $3,992. The recipient is asked to cash the cheque, visit a store (in the case of the correspondence in the example, Wal-Mart is named as the store), spend a little on some shopping and fill out a survey. The recipient is then asked to send the majority of the money received when they cashed the cheque to

other people, via Western Union. In this case, the recipient was asked to send $3,200 of the $3,992 to two people. And this is where the scam happens. If the victim manages to cash the cheque without a bank teller rescuing them from a poor choice, the victim will soon learn — in a few days, via the cheque bouncing back to them — they were duped and are now on the hook for the cheque’s full amount. Meanwhile, the scam artists have escaped with most

of the money while the victim can point to a few items from the store to which they were directed. This scam is just one of too many to count — online, through mailboxes and via telephone lines. There is no need for anyone to be victimized by any of these scams if we all simply ask the basic question: Does this seem too good to be true? If it does, it probably is. If, for some reason, you are not quite certain the offer you are contemplating is legitimate, take a breath

and do some homework. Pay attention to the news. Anybody scammed by this latest mystery-shopper ruse is obviously not following the news as KTW, and all other media, have reported on this and other nefarious cons before. Call the local police department and ask. The RCMP is well-versed on all manner of these scams. Go online to snopes.com. This website is invaluable in finding the truth behind plenty of questions — including whether that mys-

tery-shopper offer is real and whether that urban legend being shared on Facebook is fake (it almost always is). If you follow these steps, you will likely never fall victim to such predatory practices. If, on the other hand, you are sitting at home right now, anxiously awaiting your millions from Nigeria after sending a deposed dictator’s nephew $10,000 to secure the release of funds, don’t say we didn’t warn you. Christopher Foulds is editor of Kamloops This Week.

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Bike shop serves Merritt cyclists By Michael Potestio THE HERALD

The meeting is open to everyone who is interested in Ànding out about the Transit System in Merritt. You must be a member in good standing and hold a 2013 membership to vote. Memberships are available by calling 250-378-4080 or by signing up at the meeting. Your application will then be brought forward at the next regular meeting. Membership fee is $ 5.00 per year.

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and enjoy the trails,” O’Flaherty said. Fehr’s shop has been open for six weeks now and offers full service for every type of bike. He also had experience in a vintage bike shop and enjoys restoring old bikes. However, the old penny-farthing bicycle

(the one with the enormous front wheel) is still style Fehr hasn’t had the pleasure of restoring. “Those are hard to find,” he said. For Fehr, his shop offers more than just service, but convenience too. “Just from what I’ve

seen so far and what people have told me, the main benefit is that they can get their bikes worked on and tuned up and serviced in town instead of having to travel,” Fehr said ,adding that he guarantees a standard tuneup to be done within 24 hours.

Kamloops RCMP seek shooting suspect Kamloops RCMP arrested a 34-year-old man on Wednesday in connection with a shooting in which an innocent woman was shot in the arm. The woman was sitting in her basement suite of a house in the 1700 block of Bruner Ave. when the bullet, which is believed to have been fired in the upstairs suite, came through the floor and struck her, causing nonlife-threatening injuries. The suspect, who was previously wellknown to police for violent offences, drugrelated offences, and property crimes. He was arrested by police around 11:20 a.m. without incident in a Valleyview area motel. RCMP will be recommending numerous weapons charges and an assault related charge against the male in custody. Police were notified just before 6:20 p.m. that the innocent woman was in the suite

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It’s been Travis Fehr’s dream to open his own bike shop. Having recently worked in Camrose, Alta. and New Westminster, B.C. at bike shops, this avid biker has now set up his own shop in Merritt. After he researched cities in Western Canada that have an active ridership but no bike shop, Breathe Bikes was born. President of the Merritt Mountain Bike Association Sean O’Flaherty said the group loves the fact a local shop has opened in town. Any type of mechanical issue or parts needed will no longer require a trip to Kelowna or Kamloops for Merritt bikers, he said. “They can get back on their bikes faster and get out there

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with her 32-year-old husband and five-yearold daughter at the time. She was taken to Royal Inland Hospital with what was described as a non-life-threatening injury to her arm. Police converged on the scene on Tuesday and located another 34-year-old male and a 19-year-old woman in the suite. The male is believed to be one of the two men involved in the initial altercation and the female is an acquaintance known to both men. Both the man and the woman were brought to the Kamloops RCMP detachment for questioning in connection with the incident. The shooting is believed to be the result of a violent altercation between the men. The details surrounding the argument remain unclear, but the investigation to date suggests that the men knew each other. Currently, uniformed officers are guarding

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Logan Lake students look to futures By Barrie Ogden SPECIAL TO THE HERALD

It was the spring of 2007 that I first became connected with Logan Lake Secondary School – its teachers, support staff and students. In June, I wrote my first graduation story for the Merritt Herald. Now, six years later, I come to you with the 2013 LLSS’s graduation with its Hall of Fame theme. This year was exceptional because the grads were on time and had followed the dress code given by the principal. The high level of excitement and joy in the room prior to the grad photos being taken was a gift to behold! Ms. Mochikas led the honoured guests onto the stage while Const. Steve Grouhel, handsome in red serge, led the school staff and presenters into the auditorium. Here again, the room was filled with an electrifying combination of exhilaration and happiness, tempered by a predictable touch of sadness — all of which was magnified as each grad was introduced. Andrea Ignath, a former student who

would have graduated with the class of 2013 had her family not moved to the Coast, was a welcome addition to the evening as she, with her incredibly beautiful voice, led the audience in the singing of O Canada. Mrs. Youd then delivered the opening remarks before turning the microphone over to the event’s special guests, which included Dr. John Churchley, assistant superintendent of School District 73 who, in the notso-distant past, was vice-principal and music teacher at LLSS; outgoing MLA Harry Lali, who, in his 18-year political career, had not missed an LLSS graduation; Ms. Cara McKelvey, representing SD73; and Acting Mayor Robin Smith, herself an LLSS grad. Mr. Simone Stella, the science/math teacher/ fly-fishing guru, was once again chosen by the grads to present the commencement speech, which he delivered with his mixture of humour, encouragement and words of wisdom. Among the evening’s highlights was the piano solo of Oogway Ascends, performed by grad Taylor Mackowe,

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and many in the room, in recognition of an incredible, inspiring performance, stood up to applaud Taylor. The presentation of awards by individuals representing a variety of local groups, businesses and agencies is traditionally a highlight. This year, Kyla Herslet, who will be attending TRU in the fall in the Human Service Worker program received $2150 in awards, while others who received financial incentives included Jerel Klassen, Kody Milanese, and Taylor Mackowe. Sarah Warren, a Dogwood Award winner, is currently working in Jasper after attending TRU this past year in the Culinary Arts program. Warren

simultaneously received graduate credits from LLSS through an Entry Level Trades Training program offered through SD73 and TRU. While competing in the Regional Skills Canada competition at TRU in March, Sarah won a Gold Medal – and that is something else to celebrate! And, another special former LLSS student, Emily Thibert, returned to accept the Governor General’s Award presented by Ms. Mochikas. The presentation of diplomas was followed by the valedictory address given by Shelby Danielle and Dylan Konowalchuk.

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Thank You! “On behalf of my family, my staff and myself, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all my constituents for giving me the honour to serve you for 18 years as your MLA in Fraser-Nicola and Yale-Lillooet. It has been an exciting journey filled with many memorable moments. As my staff and I close down the MLA’s Offices in Merritt and Ashcroft I ask any constituent who has an ACTIVE CASE FILE with my office to please contact my staff or me immediately (contact information below) if you would like your information returned to you, or carefully destroyed, or sent to secure storage in Victoria. All other completed case files will be carefully destroyed.”

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Fishing Weekend this Father’s Day

OTHMAR VOHRINGER The OUTDOORSMAN This year, Father’s Day falls on June 16, which is the last day of the B.C. Family Fishing Weekend. Founded 14 years ago by the Family Fishing Society of BC, the objective of the event is to promote the angling sport as a wholesome familyorientated activity, to bring young people into the sport and last but not least, to promote our province as one of the top worldclass sport fishing destinations. The B.C. Family Fishing Weekend is sanctioned by both the provincial and the

federal governments. It is sponsored by many sport fishing industry related sectors, such as tackle manufacturers, fishing lodges and others who work closely together with the Family Fishing Society of BC to stage such events throughout the province. Each year, about 30,000 people take part in these events, which are governed by the freshwater fishing regulations in most areas. There is no need to buy or carry a freshwater fishing licence during this weekend. Recreational fishing plays a big part in the life of many British Columbians. How big fishing is in our province can be seen by the revenue it generates. Sports anglers contribute nearly 1.6 billion dollars to our economy that in turn supports thousands of jobs throughout British

Columbia. B.C. Family Fishing Weekend has in part been created to help maintain this robust industry by developing a strategy to promote recreational fishing to a new and younger generation, thereby ensuring a vibrant angling community for future generations. Local fish and game clubs, such as the Nicola Valley Fish and Game Club here in Merritt, play an important part in hosting the Family Fishing Day events. These free events are open to everyone and those who do not own fishing tackle will be provided with such at no cost. But hang on, there is more: there are also experienced anglers on hand to teach newcomers to the sport how to catch fish and use tackle. The events also provide educational material about fish and

habitat conservation, provide information regarding the ethics of angling, and explain safety around the water. For residents of the Nicola Valley, the Family Fishing Day is hosted as in previous years by the Nicola Valley Fish and Game Club and will be held on June 16 starting at 9 a.m. at the children’s fishing pond at Kentucky-Alleyne Provincial Park. Admission to the event is free and I am told that there are so many prizes to be won that no child will have to go home without one. And hey…if you catch a fish it will be cleaned for you too. There will also be hotdogs, coffee and lemonade available, plus all the fun you can handle in a day. It’s a great way to enjoy fishing with your family and have a full day of free fun.

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The Coke machine outside of the Highland Valley Foods was damaged by culprit(s) some time overnight and was discovered on May 31. The culprit(s) used a large pry tool to force open the machine, causing serious damage. The coin dispenser was removed and all change from the box stolen. The culprit(s) also stole upward of 25 bottles of Coke Classic and upwards of 12 bottles of Monster energy beverages. The culprit(s) likely had a bag of some sort with them to carry away the stolen items and may have had the tool visible to anyone walking or driving by. Surveillance footage in the area is being examined by police to assist with identifying those responsible for this crime. Please contact the Logan Lake RCMP or Crimestoppers.

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Teachers also say goodbye In what has become another tradition, the grad video prepared by Shelby Danielle and Maddie Styles offered another opportunity for both tears and laughter. Principal Mochikas delivered some words of wisdom to the grads. “Champions or superstars don’t make excuses,” she told the outgoing grad class. “Champions work hard, sleep less, focus more, Facebook less. Being a champion or superstar isn’t about proving your ability or worth to others; it’s about proving it to yourself.” And with that, the grads rose up with cheers and shouts of joy to toss their hats in the air. The evening concluded with refreshments prepared and served by the parents of next year’s grads which were deliciously augmented by the baking of Mrs. Youd’s Grade 9 home economics class.

Teachers moving on Several teachers and support staff members will not be returning to Logan Lake in the fall. Sheri Rife, who organized class field trips to the Sagebrush

Theatre, will not be back because of declining enrolment. Deanna Webster, who helped raise awareness and funds to help those less fortunate both locally and globally has

transferred to Kamloops’ David Thompson School. Kindergarten teacher Trudi Nielsen will be a heartfelt loss as she moves to A.E. Perry, another Kamloops school.

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While Whil Whi le John J h was as readi reading ding th di tthe he Bib Bible Bible, he came to the conclusion that something was not right and it needed Àxing. What can one man do to Àx a large organization like the church? This was probably the start of the reformation. John started writing little papers and gave them out. He had a small following. The young men that saw John idle started making copies of John’s papers. These fellows were known in history and these copies were making their way all over England, Scotland, and Wales. This was not legal in the mail, but people found a way to sneak them across the English channel and into Europe’s mainland. After some time, this became known in Rome, and the head there did not like it. He had to put a stop to it. The king of England was told to send this man to Rome. (We all know what that meant: a one way ticket.) When John’s future looked bleak and there was no way out, the pope in Rome died. This brought things to a halt. To make

things worse, there were two men who wanted the ofÀce. This caused a lot of trouble. After some time things Ànally got settled. Now back to John and England. Again, things looked hopeless for John. Then, the king of England died, causing further delay. When a new king came to the throne, it took time to get everything going again as it was planned. By now, years had gone by and John was no longer a young man. When it was time for him to go, John had a stroke and was not able to travel for travel was not as easy as it is today. John did not die. His writing kept on going. The apostle John on Patmos had a vision. He saw four angels bound in the Euphrates river. (We ask, what has this got to do with what we are looking at?). The writing of the apostle takes place over a lot of years and lots of things were going on. Next week: the vision.

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tribution up to the end of the year you turn 71. You can build a retirement income that fits your lifestyle dreams and will last for all your retirement years when you have the right plan – and that should start with advice from a professional advisor who has the expertise to keep you on the right track. * The Daily, Thursday, May 31, 2012

your retirement spending for essentials that aren’t easily reduced and discretionary expenses that you can control. Assess your investment strategies. Consider a conservative strategy for essential expenses and a more growth-oriented strategy for investments to support your discretionary spending. Manage your withdrawals from retirement savings. Establish a withdrawal rate that matches the size of, and expected return on, your retirement savings over the number of years you plan to make withdrawals.

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DAN ALBAS View from the HILL In my March 14 MP report, I touched on the subject of Canada’s wireless communication industry and the fact that Canadian consumers pay some of the highest wireless communication rates worldwide. In the same report, I also covered many of the initiatives that our government has introduced or is in the process of bringing forward to help stimulate wireless provider competition and improve availability in many markets across Canada. In response to that report, I received a number of comments from citizens who were generally encouraged that gov-

ernment is taking a more active role to increase competition and encourage greater access along with more competitive pricing. Following that report, I also had a meeting to hear directly from representatives of the Canadian wireless industry who also passed on some information that may be of interest. According to the Canadian wireless industry, roughly 99 per cent of Canada’s population now has access to wireless service that is 3G or faster. In fact, there are now more wireless connections in Canada than wired. The largest growing demographic of smartphone users is between 18 and 34 years old – who make up 74 per cent of all Canadian users. On average, traffic on some Canadian wireless networks is growing by five per cent per week with over 274 million text messages sent per day.

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Wireless industry changing rules to benefit users From Page 11 As for the Canadian wireless industry, it now employs more than 261,000 people and contributes in excess of $40 billion annually to the Canadian economy. In terms of investment, nearly $24 billion has been invested in wireless infrastructure over the past decade. It is estimated that by 2014, more people will connect to the Internet via a mobile device than a conventional desktop computer. At the same time, for users over 55 years of age, smartphone use is expected to increase from roughly 17 per cent of the population to close to 30 per cent. Clearly, the Canadian wireless industry is a fast-growing one, involving more and more Canadians of all age groups. It is for these reasons that many might take interest in the newly announced CRTC wireless industry code that will bring new rights to Canadian wireless consumers. Changes to “The Code,” as it is referred to, will include the ability to cancel your contract at no cost after a maximum of two years; the ability to cancel your contract and return your phone at no cost within 15 days (and specific usage limits) if you are unhappy with the service; to be able to have your phone unlocked after 90 days or immediately if you paid in full for your phone. Also included is the option to have your service suspended at no cost if your phone is lost or stolen; to receive a notification when you are roaming in a different country; disclosing what the rates are for voice services, text messages, and data usage; to limit your data overage charges to $50 a month and your data roaming charges to $100 a month; and to pay no extra charges for a service described as “unlimited.” You may also refuse a change to the key terms and conditions of

your contract, including the services in your contract, the price for those services, and the

duration of your contract. These changes in some cases apply dif-

ferently to pre-paid wireless services and all of the changes do not come into effect until

later this year, on Dec. 2. If you have further questions or comments on these changes please

do not hesitate to contact me directly. Dan Albas is the member of

Parliament for OkanaganCoquihalla. His blog is DaninOttawa.com and his website is danalbas.com.

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#1923

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On corner lot at busy intersection, with great visibility in downtown area. Has 6 commercial rentals plus living quarters above. 3 units are leased to long term tenants & 3 are vacant.

Great holding property. 4 lots, one with a rental home (zoned R2) and 3 lots zoned C-2, all being sold as package. Cozy home has 1 bedrm and a single car garage. Call for more details

Light industrial 3.34 acres in town, has a fenced portion, water and sewer close to line. Great opportunity to start your business here.

Cute and cozy 2 bedrm house with large backyard and 236 sq.ft. shop. Home is in excellent location only mins. from downtown. Perfect starter or retirement home. Comes with appliances & central A/C.

Cozy & conspicuous home with western appeal. This majestic home has oak floors in the entry, Victorian front doors with stained glass windows, bathrms with refurbished vintage tubs & high end faucets. Geothermal heating & more.

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#1999

#2009

#2015

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$299,000

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Private acreage with spectacular views of the valley and mountains. Located just off Petit Creek Rd at end of quiet cul de sac. Property is treed with creek running through.

Situated on flat 0.48 acres, with UG sprinkling & hardi plank siding. Home has 3 bedrms up + large bonus room over 3 car garage, 5 pce ensuite with soaker tub, HW floors, granite countertops in kitchen.

Fantasic 3 bedrm home with partly finished bsmt. New kitchen with eating area, dining, laundry, family rm, & 2 bedrms on main plus hobby & games rooms down. Backyard has pond & water feature.

Cozy 2 bedroom home in good area of downtown. Close to all amenities. Home has had upgrades over the past few years – metal roof, insulation, flooring, light fixtures, countertops & paint. Detached garage.

#1597

#2011

#2013

#2014

$178,900

DETACHED WORKSHOP

D UCE D E R

$425,000

WALK TO SHOPPING

CED U D RE

$319,000

START OR RETIRE HERE

NEW

$165,000

CLOSE TO SCHOOLS

Great starter or retirement home on huge 120x100 lot. Well kept older 2 bedrm home with family room & den in fully fin. bsmt. Has single garage, storage sheds, RV prkg & lane access.

Great 4 bedrm family home close to schools & amenities. HW floors, open concept with big kitchen & comes w/appliances. Has had some reno’s of new roof, windows & exterior doors & A/C.

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#2016

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Unique modern open floor plan, 4 bedrms up with master suite with vaulted ceilings, soaker tub & WI closet, bright kitchen & family rm. Has double plus detached 26x26 shop & RV parking.

3 bedrm rancher with open design concept, Shaker maple kitchen cabinets, gas F/P, central A/C, central vac. The backyard is a gardener’s delight with 2 tiered deck & double gazebo, flower & veg. gardens.

2 bedrm mobile with addition, large enclosed porch & a family room. Nice tidy yard with covered patio & close to river to dip your feet in the summer. Includes appliances.

Great holding property with 4 lots, one with cozy 1 bedrm rental home plus 3 other lots (zoned C2) being sold as a package. Has a single car garage. Close to downtown core.

Great starter or retirement home on huge 120x100 lot. Well kept older 2 bedrm home with family room & den in fully fin. bsmt. Has single garage, storage sheds, RV prkg & lane access.

Perfect 4 bedrm, 2.5 bath family home on 1 ½ lots. Fully fin. bsmt, 2 family rm, games rm, wine room, office & more. Lots of parking for toys. Great year with patio gazebo, storage shed & UG drip irrigation

Cute and cozy 2 bedroom home with large backyard and 236 sq.ft. shop. In excellent location close to downtown. The perfect starter or retirement home. Comes with appliances & A/C

Cozy 2 bedrm home in good area, close to downtown. Home has had upgrades over the past few years – metal roof, insulation, flooring, light fixtures, countertops & paint.

Fantastic 3 bedrm home with private oasis in backyard, pond & water features. Main floor has new kitchen w/eating area, 2 bedrms, laundry & family rm with hobby rm & games rm downstairs.

Great 4 bedrm home with HW floors, open concept with big kitchen & comes with appl. Some reno’s have been done like new roof, windows & exterior doors. Main bath has jetted soaker tub.

Newer family home with 3 bedrms up with large bonus rm over 3 car garage. Main floor has open concept, formal living & dining rms with family rm off kitchen & nook. HW flooring, granite countertops.

#1993

#1986

1967

#1995

#2016

#1989

#2009

#2014

#2013

#2010

#2011

$415,000

$334,900

$77,000

$299,000

$197,900

$389,000

$159,000

$165,000

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ON THE BENCH

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LARGE YARD

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.

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

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.

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.

Side by side duplex with walking distance to amenities. Each side has 100 amp service, 2 bedrms, 1 bath, kitchen & living rm plus fenced backyard. Adjacent duplexes also for sale.

#1957

#1925

#1955

#1800

#1998

#1982

$224,900 SPOTLESS HOME

$344,900

NEW BENCH HOME

WALK TO AMENITIES

$163,900

ON HALF ACRE LOT

$535,000 MANICURED LOT

$479,900

LARGE FAMILY HOME

$169,900

SUN VALLEY COURT

$319,000

$289,000

$425,000

REMARKABLE HOME

QUIET NEIGHBOURHOOD

WELL MAINTAINED

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

Perfect for family in good neighbourhood & close to school. 3 bedrms on main, large open kitchen with nook, 3 gas F/S’s, 2 bedrms down & summer kitchen. Large fenced backyard.

Nice 4 bedrm home with new laminate flooring, newer vinyl windows, BI vac, newer furnace & HW tank. Beautiful backyard with new fencing, water feature & fruit trees. Has single garage with workshop

Good house, property & neighbourhood. Well maintained 5 bedrm home, bright kitchen with Birch cabinets, 2 baths & fully fin. bsmt. Nicely landscaped with private sundeck in back.

#1921

#1861

#1902

#1977

!! W E N

$184,900

TOTALLY RENOVATED

$395,000 QUIET LOCATION

$219,000

$269,999

REVENUE FOURPLEX

WHY RENT?

D L O S 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.

New 3 bedrm home with gorgeous views of the valley. Home has open concept design, deluxe kitchen, security system. Water reservoir tax has been paid. Home Warranty. Seller will pay GST.

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

Custom finished 3 bedroom rancher on ½ acre lot with double garage & detached shop. Home is high end finished top to bottom. Enjoy the master bedrm 5 pce ensuite. Centrally located.

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 2 bedrm legal suite with private entrance, in quiet neighbourhood & close to school. Includes UG sprinklers, central vac, skylight, jetted tub in ensuite.

Nice end unit townhome with bigger yard. Tastefully decorated, 3 bedrms plus office, 3 pce ensuite, open floor plan on main plus laundry & 2 pce powder room. Double garage

Cozy 2 bedrom home on large lot, totally renovated. New gyproc, paint, kitchen, bathrm flooring, fixtures, cabinetry & S/S appliances. New roof, plumbing & electrical. Move in ready.

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

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

Why rent when you can own your own 2 bedroom apartment. Great for retirees, first time buyers. Has a balcony and storage, large living & dining room. Strata fees $216 per month.

#1898

#1990

#1892

#1917

#1759

#1970

#1825

#1954

#1840

#1889

#1950

$254,900

$369,000

$179,000

$515,000

$432,000

$334,900

$214,900

$124,900

$349,900

$298,000

ON THE BENCH

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QUIET CUL DE SAC

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CLOSE TO SCHOOL

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ADULT ORIENTED COMPLEX

SPOTLESS RANCHER

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.

This Bench home has 3 bedrms on the main & 1 in bsmt. Laminate floors, open kitchen with all appl. Great views from the sundeck, big rec.rm in bsmt & workshop. Close to school.

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

Bench family home with million dollar views. Home has 2 bedrms up, 2 down & 2 bathrms. Large fenced corner lot allows access to backyard for RV parking. Close to school.

Well finished ‘ICF’ efficient, 4 bedroom, 2 storey home with open floor plan and quality throughout. The unfin. basement was designed to accommodate an inlaw suite. Comes with Home Warranty.

Very nice 4 bedroom home with open floor plan and high cathedral ceilings. Has 1 bedrm and laundry on main, 3 bedrms up and ensuite with jetted tub. Has fenced backyard. Includes 3 appliances.

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.

One level home with 2 master bedrms + den & office (or 3rd bedrm). Each bedrm has its own ensuite. Has 536 sq.ft. covered deck and 20x16 detached shop with concrete floors.

#1862

#1863

#1978

#1949

#1962

#1980

#1923

#1836

#1959

#1988

$249,999

CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN

$549,900 A MUST SEE

$279,900

$349,900

HERITAGE HOME

WHY RENT

$259,000 NEW RANCHER

$439,000 FENCED YARD

$295,000

QUIET CUL DE SAC

$314,900 NEW RANCHER

$239,000 INVESTMENT

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.

Spectacular home on quiet cul de sac. New windows, siding, new concrete driveway, sidewalks & deck in past couple of yrs. Inside has new HW floors, high end carpet, newer bathrms, kitchen & more.

In downtown core, close to amenities. Has Victorian white kitchen with all appliances, master bedrm on top floor with huge ensuite. Many rooms have 9 ft ceilings, large family rm, and huge rec.rm.

This 3 bedrm home has had some updates, laminate flooring, double glazed windows, electrical upgrade, newer roof. 2 levels, 3 bedrms, 2 baths. Strata fees heat and hot water.

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.

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.

West Coast contemporary home on quiet street. 3 bedrms, den, 2.5 baths, elegant flooring. 13x18 living rm with 17 ft vaulted ceilings. Kitchen with wrap around counters. 3 pce ensuite. Private backyard.

Great views from this Bench rancher with full walkout basement. HW, porcelain & carpet flooring. Vaulted ceilings, open design kitchen, 2 bedrms up, 2 baths. Bsmt roughed in inlaw suite.

Great location near to downtown Aquatic Center, arena & curling center. Nicely kept 2 bedrm townhouse in well cared for strata community. Ground level, easy access, corner unit.

#1852

#1919

#1946

#1765

#2017

#1903

#1963

#1884

#1924

DETACHED GARAGE/SHOP

$379,000 HAS WORKSHOP

$289,900

$89,900 IN LOWER NICOLA

ROOM TO GROW

$240,000 NEAT AS A PIN

$89,000 CORNER LOT

$295,000

$389,900 HUGE LOT

IMMACULATE HOME

TOWNHOMES

$246,300

D L O S $309,000

$75,000

3 bedrm townhomes for an investment or for your own home at this unbelievable price. 7 units available. Affordable living just 2 blks from downtown core. Approx. 1200 sq.ft. on 2 floors with spacious rooms. #1893

$112,000

WALK TO SHOPPING

Each $89,900

REVENUE PROPERTY

INCOME PROPERTY

D SOL

D L O S Nicely kept 5 bedrm home in quiet area. Newer hardwood floors and tile in kitchen. Basement has 2 bedrms and a workshop area. Includes detached detached/shop and a sundeck in backyard

4 bedroom home with fully finished basement and large rec.room. Kitchen opens to dining & living rm and includes appliances. RV parking, carport plus detached garage/shop.

Large home with 3 bedrms up, oak kitchen cabinets, nook & a dining room. Newer paint & flooring on main. On ground level is 2 bedrm inlaw suite . Fenced backyard with sundeck and views.

Large lot with older double wide, in good condition, on flat lot in prime location. Spacious 3 bedrm home with workshop and fenced yard with mature fruit trees & asphalt driveway.

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.

Good family neighbourhood, close to school & shopping. This home has cathedral entry with 2 bedrms up, 2 down, 2 full baths, large living rm and sundeck above carport. Large corner lot.

4 bedrm home with fantastic views, RV parking & double garage. Eating area, living rm with gas F/P & kitchen all with views. Main level has family rm with gas F/P, office & laundry & 2 bedrms.

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.

Triplex in good area, close to park. Has 3 – 2 bedrm units with some interior renovations in past year. Huge storage unit in back. Great for retired couple to live in one unit and rent out the others

Great 1 bedroom apartment, newer laminate floors and in good shape. Big living room with a balcony and mountain views. Currently in rental pool. Strata fees $161.77 per month

#1868

#1905

#1854

#1991

#1756

#1981

#1979

#1883

#1927

#1901

#1721

$229,900

QUIET NEIGHBOURHOOD

$229,900 BEAUTIFUL YARD

$339,000

INCOME PROPERTY

$139,900

WATERFRONT MOBILE

$139,900 ON THE BENCH

$267,500

IN LOWER NICOLA

$349,900

$414,900 CURB APPEAL

INVESTMENT PROPERTY

$172,900

$199,900

$69,500

COMPLETELY RENOVATED

FIRST TIME BUYERS

OPPORTUNITY

CED U D RE

CED U D RE 3 bedrms up with 3 pce ensuite, large bright living room with gas F/P, large dining rm with access to covered deck. Bsmt has 2 bedrms, gas F/P, in-floor heating. Double garage, RV parking.

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

Side by side duplex with long term tenants. 2 bedrms per side. Total rental income of $1550 per month. Has had some reno’s in past 3 yrs – flooring, windows, doors, siding, soffits.

Very nice waterfront mobile home in a very nice park, overlooking the golf course. Open design with laminate floors throughout. Comes with appliances. Quick possession. Pad rent $381 per month.

Spectacular Bench home in desireable area. Huge open designed home with sunken living rm, oak kitchen, vaulted ceilings, ceramic tile, HW floors, 3 bedrms up, and 2 bedrm inlaw suite

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.

Great property for fi rst time buyers or retirees. has large living and dining room with balcony and storage. Currently rented. Why rent when you can own.

Book an appt. to view this 3 bedrm bungalow with fenced lot, mature landscaping & lane access. Private patio with hot tub. Open oak kitchen/dining room. Family room with wood airtight.

Completely renovated inside & out. Exterior redone in vinyl, peak roof has been added & asphalt shingles, and 160 sq.ft. addition. Entire interior drywalled, extra insulation in walls, new windows & more.

2 bedroom upper unit in good shape. Move in ready condition. Comes with appliances. Has had some recent lino & laminate flooring, and a sundeck for BBQ’s.

Large lot located on quiet end of street. Situated close to elementary school and park. Hydro has been disconnected on existing building. Zoned R6 for a mobile home on the property.

#1671

#1997

#1965

#1969

#1964

#1844

#1951

#1960

#1947

#2012

#1906

$329,000

$429,900

$214,900

$54,900

$419,900

$279,900

$75,000

$177,000

$84,900

$94,999

$50,000

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Trista Wills 378-7767

Brad Yakimchuk Personal Real Estate Corporation

315-3043

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

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3 bedrm rancher with open design concept, Shaker maple kitchen cabinets, gas F/P, central A/C, central vac. The backyard is a gardener’s delight with 2 tiered deck & double gazebo, flower & veg. gardens.

2 bedrm mobile with addition, large enclosed porch & a family room. Nice tidy yard with covered patio & close to river to dip your feet in the summer. Includes appliances.

Great holding property with 4 lots, one with cozy 1 bedrm rental home plus 3 other lots (zoned C2) being sold as a package. Has a single car garage. Close to downtown core.

Great starter or retirement home on huge 120x100 lot. Well kept older 2 bedrm home with family room & den in fully fin. bsmt. Has single garage, storage sheds, RV prkg & lane access.

Perfect 4 bedrm, 2.5 bath family home on 1 ½ lots. Fully fin. bsmt, 2 family rm, games rm, wine room, office & more. Lots of parking for toys. Great year with patio gazebo, storage shed & UG drip irrigation

Cute and cozy 2 bedroom home with large backyard and 236 sq.ft. shop. In excellent location close to downtown. The perfect starter or retirement home. Comes with appliances & A/C

Cozy 2 bedrm home in good area, close to downtown. Home has had upgrades over the past few years – metal roof, insulation, flooring, light fixtures, countertops & paint.

Fantastic 3 bedrm home with private oasis in backyard, pond & water features. Main floor has new kitchen w/eating area, 2 bedrms, laundry & family rm with hobby rm & games rm downstairs.

Great 4 bedrm home with HW floors, open concept with big kitchen & comes with appl. Some reno’s have been done like new roof, windows & exterior doors. Main bath has jetted soaker tub.

Newer family home with 3 bedrms up with large bonus rm over 3 car garage. Main floor has open concept, formal living & dining rms with family rm off kitchen & nook. HW flooring, granite countertops.

#1993

#1986

1967

#1995

#2016

#1989

#2009

#2014

#2013

#2010

#2011

$415,000

$334,900

$77,000

$299,000

$197,900

$389,000

$159,000

$165,000

INCREDIBLE VALUE

ON THE BENCH

FIRST TIME BUYER

GREAT CURB APPEAL

UNBELIEVABLE MAN CAVE

INVESTMENT

LARGE YARD

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.

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

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.

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.

Side by side duplex with walking distance to amenities. Each side has 100 amp service, 2 bedrms, 1 bath, kitchen & living rm plus fenced backyard. Adjacent duplexes also for sale.

#1957

#1925

#1955

#1800

#1998

#1982

$224,900 SPOTLESS HOME

$344,900

NEW BENCH HOME

WALK TO AMENITIES

$163,900

ON HALF ACRE LOT

$535,000 MANICURED LOT

$479,900

LARGE FAMILY HOME

$169,900

SUN VALLEY COURT

$319,000

$289,000

$425,000

REMARKABLE HOME

QUIET NEIGHBOURHOOD

WELL MAINTAINED

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

Perfect for family in good neighbourhood & close to school. 3 bedrms on main, large open kitchen with nook, 3 gas F/S’s, 2 bedrms down & summer kitchen. Large fenced backyard.

Nice 4 bedrm home with new laminate flooring, newer vinyl windows, BI vac, newer furnace & HW tank. Beautiful backyard with new fencing, water feature & fruit trees. Has single garage with workshop

Good house, property & neighbourhood. Well maintained 5 bedrm home, bright kitchen with Birch cabinets, 2 baths & fully fin. bsmt. Nicely landscaped with private sundeck in back.

#1921

#1861

#1902

#1977

!! W E N

$184,900

TOTALLY RENOVATED

$395,000 QUIET LOCATION

$219,000

$269,999

REVENUE FOURPLEX

WHY RENT?

D L O S 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.

New 3 bedrm home with gorgeous views of the valley. Home has open concept design, deluxe kitchen, security system. Water reservoir tax has been paid. Home Warranty. Seller will pay GST.

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

Custom finished 3 bedroom rancher on ½ acre lot with double garage & detached shop. Home is high end finished top to bottom. Enjoy the master bedrm 5 pce ensuite. Centrally located.

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 2 bedrm legal suite with private entrance, in quiet neighbourhood & close to school. Includes UG sprinklers, central vac, skylight, jetted tub in ensuite.

Nice end unit townhome with bigger yard. Tastefully decorated, 3 bedrms plus office, 3 pce ensuite, open floor plan on main plus laundry & 2 pce powder room. Double garage

Cozy 2 bedrom home on large lot, totally renovated. New gyproc, paint, kitchen, bathrm flooring, fixtures, cabinetry & S/S appliances. New roof, plumbing & electrical. Move in ready.

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

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

Why rent when you can own your own 2 bedroom apartment. Great for retirees, first time buyers. Has a balcony and storage, large living & dining room. Strata fees $216 per month.

#1898

#1990

#1892

#1917

#1759

#1970

#1825

#1954

#1840

#1889

#1950

$254,900

$369,000

$179,000

$515,000

$432,000

$334,900

$214,900

$124,900

$349,900

$298,000

ON THE BENCH

SENSATIONAL

FANTASTIC VIEWS

QUIET CUL DE SAC

GREAT VIEWS

SPECTACULAR VIEWS

CLOSE TO SCHOOL

FANTASTIC VIEWS

ADULT ORIENTED COMPLEX

SPOTLESS RANCHER

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.

This Bench home has 3 bedrms on the main & 1 in bsmt. Laminate floors, open kitchen with all appl. Great views from the sundeck, big rec.rm in bsmt & workshop. Close to school.

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

Bench family home with million dollar views. Home has 2 bedrms up, 2 down & 2 bathrms. Large fenced corner lot allows access to backyard for RV parking. Close to school.

Well finished ‘ICF’ efficient, 4 bedroom, 2 storey home with open floor plan and quality throughout. The unfin. basement was designed to accommodate an inlaw suite. Comes with Home Warranty.

Very nice 4 bedroom home with open floor plan and high cathedral ceilings. Has 1 bedrm and laundry on main, 3 bedrms up and ensuite with jetted tub. Has fenced backyard. Includes 3 appliances.

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.

One level home with 2 master bedrms + den & office (or 3rd bedrm). Each bedrm has its own ensuite. Has 536 sq.ft. covered deck and 20x16 detached shop with concrete floors.

#1862

#1863

#1978

#1949

#1962

#1980

#1923

#1836

#1959

#1988

$249,999

CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN

$549,900 A MUST SEE

$279,900

$349,900

HERITAGE HOME

WHY RENT

$259,000 NEW RANCHER

$439,000 FENCED YARD

$295,000

QUIET CUL DE SAC

$314,900 NEW RANCHER

$239,000 INVESTMENT

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.

Spectacular home on quiet cul de sac. New windows, siding, new concrete driveway, sidewalks & deck in past couple of yrs. Inside has new HW floors, high end carpet, newer bathrms, kitchen & more.

In downtown core, close to amenities. Has Victorian white kitchen with all appliances, master bedrm on top floor with huge ensuite. Many rooms have 9 ft ceilings, large family rm, and huge rec.rm.

This 3 bedrm home has had some updates, laminate flooring, double glazed windows, electrical upgrade, newer roof. 2 levels, 3 bedrms, 2 baths. Strata fees heat and hot water.

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.

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.

West Coast contemporary home on quiet street. 3 bedrms, den, 2.5 baths, elegant flooring. 13x18 living rm with 17 ft vaulted ceilings. Kitchen with wrap around counters. 3 pce ensuite. Private backyard.

Great views from this Bench rancher with full walkout basement. HW, porcelain & carpet flooring. Vaulted ceilings, open design kitchen, 2 bedrms up, 2 baths. Bsmt roughed in inlaw suite.

Great location near to downtown Aquatic Center, arena & curling center. Nicely kept 2 bedrm townhouse in well cared for strata community. Ground level, easy access, corner unit.

#1852

#1919

#1946

#1765

#2017

#1903

#1963

#1884

#1924

DETACHED GARAGE/SHOP

$379,000 HAS WORKSHOP

$289,900

$89,900 IN LOWER NICOLA

ROOM TO GROW

$240,000 NEAT AS A PIN

$89,000 CORNER LOT

$295,000

$389,900 HUGE LOT

IMMACULATE HOME

TOWNHOMES

$246,300

D L O S $309,000

$75,000

3 bedrm townhomes for an investment or for your own home at this unbelievable price. 7 units available. Affordable living just 2 blks from downtown core. Approx. 1200 sq.ft. on 2 floors with spacious rooms. #1893

$112,000

WALK TO SHOPPING

Each $89,900

REVENUE PROPERTY

INCOME PROPERTY

D SOL

D L O S Nicely kept 5 bedrm home in quiet area. Newer hardwood floors and tile in kitchen. Basement has 2 bedrms and a workshop area. Includes detached detached/shop and a sundeck in backyard

4 bedroom home with fully finished basement and large rec.room. Kitchen opens to dining & living rm and includes appliances. RV parking, carport plus detached garage/shop.

Large home with 3 bedrms up, oak kitchen cabinets, nook & a dining room. Newer paint & flooring on main. On ground level is 2 bedrm inlaw suite . Fenced backyard with sundeck and views.

Large lot with older double wide, in good condition, on flat lot in prime location. Spacious 3 bedrm home with workshop and fenced yard with mature fruit trees & asphalt driveway.

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.

Good family neighbourhood, close to school & shopping. This home has cathedral entry with 2 bedrms up, 2 down, 2 full baths, large living rm and sundeck above carport. Large corner lot.

4 bedrm home with fantastic views, RV parking & double garage. Eating area, living rm with gas F/P & kitchen all with views. Main level has family rm with gas F/P, office & laundry & 2 bedrms.

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.

Triplex in good area, close to park. Has 3 – 2 bedrm units with some interior renovations in past year. Huge storage unit in back. Great for retired couple to live in one unit and rent out the others

Great 1 bedroom apartment, newer laminate floors and in good shape. Big living room with a balcony and mountain views. Currently in rental pool. Strata fees $161.77 per month

#1868

#1905

#1854

#1991

#1756

#1981

#1979

#1883

#1927

#1901

#1721

$229,900

QUIET NEIGHBOURHOOD

$229,900 BEAUTIFUL YARD

$339,000

INCOME PROPERTY

$139,900

WATERFRONT MOBILE

$139,900 ON THE BENCH

$267,500

IN LOWER NICOLA

$349,900

$414,900 CURB APPEAL

INVESTMENT PROPERTY

$172,900

$199,900

$69,500

COMPLETELY RENOVATED

FIRST TIME BUYERS

OPPORTUNITY

CED U D RE

CED U D RE 3 bedrms up with 3 pce ensuite, large bright living room with gas F/P, large dining rm with access to covered deck. Bsmt has 2 bedrms, gas F/P, in-floor heating. Double garage, RV parking.

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

Side by side duplex with long term tenants. 2 bedrms per side. Total rental income of $1550 per month. Has had some reno’s in past 3 yrs – flooring, windows, doors, siding, soffits.

Very nice waterfront mobile home in a very nice park, overlooking the golf course. Open design with laminate floors throughout. Comes with appliances. Quick possession. Pad rent $381 per month.

Spectacular Bench home in desireable area. Huge open designed home with sunken living rm, oak kitchen, vaulted ceilings, ceramic tile, HW floors, 3 bedrms up, and 2 bedrm inlaw suite

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.

Great property for fi rst time buyers or retirees. has large living and dining room with balcony and storage. Currently rented. Why rent when you can own.

Book an appt. to view this 3 bedrm bungalow with fenced lot, mature landscaping & lane access. Private patio with hot tub. Open oak kitchen/dining room. Family room with wood airtight.

Completely renovated inside & out. Exterior redone in vinyl, peak roof has been added & asphalt shingles, and 160 sq.ft. addition. Entire interior drywalled, extra insulation in walls, new windows & more.

2 bedroom upper unit in good shape. Move in ready condition. Comes with appliances. Has had some recent lino & laminate flooring, and a sundeck for BBQ’s.

Large lot located on quiet end of street. Situated close to elementary school and park. Hydro has been disconnected on existing building. Zoned R6 for a mobile home on the property.

#1671

#1997

#1965

#1969

#1964

#1844

#1951

#1960

#1947

#2012

#1906

$329,000

$429,900

$214,900

$54,900

$419,900

$279,900

$75,000

$177,000

$84,900

$94,999

$50,000

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June 6, 2013

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CENTURY 21 MOVING REAL ESTATE BC LTD. HOMES ON ACREAGE APPROX. 264 ACRES

HORSE PROPERTY

LAND

IC & I

COUNTRY GETAWAY

AT NICOLA LAKE

AT NICOLA LAKE

INDUSTRIAL BUILDING

D UCE RED

Gorgeous property with approx. 1 mile of Guichon Creek flowing through the property. A great variety of land and possibilities of subdivision. Not in ALR, Old farm house used for seasonal cabin. 2 titles.

Great horse property with riding arena on 9.91 acres & backs onto crown land. 4 bedrm home with huge country kitchen, large wrap around covered deck. Has double garage & detached shop.

This spacious 3 bedrm, 2 bath home has open design with huge 48 ft deck to enjoy the sunsets & good times. 24x24 detached shop/garage. Land is fenced & would be great for horses

Gorgeous waterfront family retreat, beautifully landscaped with 36 ft concrete pad wharf. 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.

#1971

#1992

#1961

#1926

#1918

#1913

$1,250,000 ON 1 ACRE

$529,900

$398,800

$898,000

$190,000

$890,000

KANE VALLEY

PRESTIGIOUS HOME

ON NICOLA LAKE

KANE VALLEY

HUGE SHOP

Solid 4 bedrm with with walkout bsmt on 1 acre, close to town. 3 bedrms up, 1 down, kitchen w/eating area, cozy living rm. Bsmt has family & games room, laundry. Has detached garage/shop.

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 beautiful Kane Valley, close to all sporting activities like cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, fishing & hiking. Private with creek running through it. Just off Coquihalla Hwy.

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.

#1966

#1587

#1837

#1842

#1912

#1719

D UCE RED

$319,000 PRIVATE ACREAGE

$599,000

$799,900

CLOSE TO TOWN

IN LOWER NICOLA

$998,000

ON WALLOPER LAKE

$199,900 19.77 ACRES

D UCE RED

D L O S

$465,000 OPPORTUNITY

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.

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 with spectacular view of the valley & mountains. Located off Petit Creek Rd at end of quiet cul de sac. Property is treed with creek running through it.

Corner lot at very busy intersection. Has 6 commercial rentals plus living quarters above. 3 units are leased to long term tenants & 3 units are vacant. Lots of room for parking.

#1891

#1904

#1910

#1762

#1597

#1994

$429,000 ON 4.64 ACRES

$399,900 PRIVATE ACREAGE

$339,000

PRIVATE 26 ACRES

$149,000 98.5 ACRES

$178,900 2 ACRES

$570,000

INDUSTRIAL ACREAGE

D L O S

NEW

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

A newly well built home on 5.63 acres with panoramic views. Home has open floor plan, quality kitchen cabinets with marble countertops. In floor electric heat. Double garage/shop.

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.

Riverfront 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

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

Light industrial 3.34 acres in town, has fenced portion, water & sewer close to line. Great opportunity to start your business here.

#1916

#1867

#1851

#1725

#1914

#1999

$474,900

$499,995

$565,900

$595,000

$139,000

$389,000

KANE VALLEY

BREATHTAKING VIEWS

PRIVATE RANCH

103 ACRES

20 ACRES

COMMERCIAL

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.

Exceptionally well built 5 bedrm home on 20 acres, with 4 baths & inlaw suite in fully fin. bsmt. 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. activities- hiking, snowmobiling, fishing, hunting & more

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

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

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

#1713

#1718

$599,900

$799,995

COLDWATER HILLS APPROX. 10 ACRE LOTS

ED C U RED

Prices Starting at $129,000 + GST 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.

$575,000

NICOLA WYND Prices starting at $65,000 + GST Very nice lots in newly developed subdivision of high end rancher style homes. Zoned R-2, has city services. Several lots to choose from to build your dream home. Call for more details. #1973

$619,000 OPPORTUNITY

$2,000,000

$345,000 COMMERCIAL LOT

WATERFRONT LOT

Building your new business on this 0.75 acre lot with great exposure & easy highway access. Currently zoned C-4 for many uses. Call for details.

#1909

$299,900

COMMERCIAL LAND Residential two storey home with 4 bedrms & 5 baths. with approx. 1500 sq.ft. of commercial area. Has detached shop. All this on 1 acre, and close to schools and shopping.

#1856

$312,000

Just over 1 acre lot at Nicola Lake. Great fishing, water sports & hiking. Gentle slope, easy access allows for a wide variety of house plans.

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

#1953

#1908

$344,000

$399,000

COUNTRY LIVING

6 ACRES

COMMERCIAL

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.

Waterfront 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.

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.

#1922

#1915

#1720

$317,900

$189,000

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

$325,000


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TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED MAKE The Smithbilt Hats Ty Pozzobon PBR Invitational SUCH A HUGE SUCCESS. None of this could have happened without the sponsors, organizers, contestants, the stock contractors who brought first class bulls and the folks who came out to enjoy the show _

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convenience, I have inserted them immediately below. “Long-term highdose use of painkillers such as ibuprofen or diclofenac is ‘equally hazardous’ in terms of heart attack risk as use of the drug Vioxx, which was withdrawn due to its potential dangers,” the article reads. Researchers conducting a large international study into non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) found “high doses of them increase the risk of a major vascular event — a heart attack, stroke or dying from cardiovascular disease —by around a third.” The article illustrated this point by stating that “for every 1,000 people with an average risk of heart disease who take high-dose

diclofenac or ibuprofen for a year, about three extra would have an avoidable heart attack, of which one would be fatal, the researchers said.” The study found that generic NSAIDs have the same heart risks as coxibs, which includes Vioxx — a drug that Merck pulled from shelves for those risks in 2004. Coxibs also include Celebrex and Arcoxia. “‘What we are saying is that [coxibs, ibuprofen and diclofenac] have similar risks, but they also have similar benefits,’ said Colin Baigent of the clinical trial service unit at Britain’s Oxford University, who led the study published in The Lancet medical journal,” it reads. The researcher said

that risks impact chronic pain sufferers the most, such as people with arthritis who need to take high doses of painkillers for long periods. He said short courses of low dose tablets are unlikely to pose the same heart hazards. The study tested more than 300,000 people in 639 randomized trials. “In contrast to the findings on ibuprofen and diclofenac, the study found that high doses of naproxen, another NSAID, did not appear to increase the risk of heart attacks. The researchers said this may be because naproxen also has protective effects that balance out any extra heart risks,” the article reads. The article recommends that patients

don’t take drastic actions with their treatments without consulting medical professionals first. One of its sources said although the painkillers do have risks, they also have benefits. Rather than simply taking medication for chronic pain, it is worthwhile to try other forms of treatment that do not carry the high risk factors. Practitioners, like chiropractors, massage therapists, and acupuncturists, can offer relief from chronic pain but without the cardiovascular risks that are associated with long term pain relief medication use. If you have any questions about how chiropractic care can help your chronic pain, feel free to call me directly at my office at (250) 378-5456.

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DR. JILL SLYWKA The VIEWPOINT Flying grit from offroading or yardwork, chemicals in pools, a sun that sears delicate tissues – summer is an obstacle course for your precious eyes. You can still have fun, but you may need to take some extra steps to protect your peepers. Wear sun protection Think of sunglasses like sunscreen for your eyes. Your eyes can get

a sunburn too, and it can be excruciating. UV exposure doubles off of a reflective surface, such as the lake or the road, making close-fitting or wrap sunglasses even more essential for outdoor enthusiasts. Unlike sunburns, which are painful but temporary, other eye diseases like cataracts and macular degeneration are accelerated by prolonged, unprotected sun exposure, but the effects show up later on in life. When purchasing sunglasses, quality does make a difference. Many of the cheap, massproduced variety have warped lenses that blur vision and cause eye fatigue. The shade of dark-

ness or colour is a personal preference and does not affect the UV blocking ability of the lens. In fact, you can even have clear lenses that are 100 per cent UV blocking. Polarized lenses block harsh, reflected glare and are quite relaxing to wear. Most UV damage is done before 18 years of age, so when you slap on your kids’ sunscreen, don’t forget to slip on their shades too! Eye protection for household chores How often do you see Dad mowing or weed whacking when Junior is playing close by? Both should be wearing adequate eye protection. A pebble

could easily bounce up or sideways, causing serious injuries to the eye area. Eye protection should be good quality goggles that have a seal as flying particles can bounce under normal frames. Don’t forget the same applies when hammering, chopping wood, and working in sawdust or around anything that can fly. Protection for sports According to the North American Eye Injury Registry, five per cent of all eye injuries result from baseballs. The smaller the ball, the more likely an injury. Squash balls can do a lot of damage. Paintball is another activity that can be risky.

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Outlaw steals the show at Ty Pozzobon Invitational Young gun from Arkansas nails a pair of 92-point rides to highlight an unforgettable evening of thrills and spills By Ian Webster THE HERALD

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He may stand only 5’9” in his cowboy boots, but put Chase Outlaw on the back of a raging mountain of beef and you can call him Mr. Big in every sense of the word. The 20-year-old rising star from Hamburg, Ark. wowed an estimated crowd of close to 3,000 at the Merritt rodeo grounds on Saturday to win the 1st Annual Smithbilt Ty Pozzobon Invitational Bull Riding and take home a paycheque of over $5,000 and a beautiful silver buckle. As befits his personality, Outlaw rode bold and rode brash en route to a pair of 92-point scores and a record PBR two-ride total and this year’s title. The young gun had the audacity to also pick up third place overall in the event with the third-highest score of the night, an 88 on Franklin’s Red Bull. Second place went to the only other cowboy to cover two bulls, Kyle Lozier from 150 Mile House, with 166 points.

Hometown hero Ty Pozzobon finished in a tie for seventh overall. He recorded a solid 86.5-point ride on Wild Hoggs’ Morning Breath in the long go but got bucked off early in the championship round on board the Girletz bull First Nation Sensation. There was just no stopping Outlaw, however, as he got everything out of his two rides in front of a raucous crowd and under near-perfect weather conditions. “They said [Prescott’s Proper Ripped in the first round] was an 84, maybe 85 bull, but when he turned back, I said 85 — bull crap! That bull was buckin’. Worked out good,” the young American from the Midwest told the audience at the end of the event. As for the bull he drew in the final, Franklin’s Bottom’s Up, Outlaw said, “My good buddy, Ty Pozzobon, told me to pick him, that he’d fit me just right. Ninety-two points again. Can’t ask for anything better.”

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1ST ANNUAL SMITHBILT TY POZZOBON INVITATIONAL BULL RIDING FINAL RESULTS 1. Chase Outlaw 2. Kyle Lozier 3. Chase Outlaw 4. Justin Lloyd 5. Zane Lambert Josh Birks 7. Ty Pozzobon Ty Elliott 9. Tyler Thomson Adam Jamison

Hamburg, Ark. 184 150 Mile House, B.C. 166 Hamburg, Ark. 88 Tisdale, Sask. 87.5 Westbourne, Man. 87 Australia 87 Merritt, B.C. 86.5 Nanton, Alta. 86.5 Black Diamond, Alta. 81 New Zealand 81

TOP GUN There was just no stopping Chase Outlaw (above) from Hamburg, Ark. in the 1st Annual Smithbilt Ty Pozzobon Invitational Bull Riding on Saturday at the Merritt rodeo grounds. The cool runnin’ 20-year-old, who is ranked 19th in the world right now, scored a pair of 92-point rides to win this year’s inaugural event. (Right) With good buddy Pozzobon cheering him on from behind the chutes, Outlaw gets the better of Prescott bull Proper Ripped for his first 92-pointer. Ian Webster/Herald

Bulldogs put in spirited effort at provincial club basketball championships in Langley By Ian Webster THE HERALD

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The Merritt Bulldogs U15 girls’ basketball team put in a strong showing at the B.C. club championships in Langley on the weekend. Despite failing to pick up a win, the 11-member squad, which is coached by Central Elementary School principal Leroy Slanzi, was competitive in all three of its games. In their first outing, against Vancouver’s Filcanbest, the Bulldogs stayed close for threequarters before faltering down the stretch in a 47-25 loss.

In their second game, a physical one versus the Kelowna Shock, the ’Dogs clawed to within four points with two minutes to go before falling 39-27. Their final game proved to be the Bulldogs’ toughest as they fell to a bigger, stronger Langley Hoopsters’ team 50-22. “I was actually quite amazed how close we kept it with those teams,” said Slanzi. “They were definitely more skilled and more experienced. That said, we got better and better with each game and should be a force to be reckoned with next year.”

HOOP STARS (Above) The Merritt Bulldogs U15 girls’ team of (back row, from left) Montana Leverre, Zoe Kempston, Gabby Zabek, Chloe Burnham, Courtney Christy, Amber Lorette, Victoria Bob, (front row) Savannah Stewart, Ashley Evdokimoff, Jenna Sigurdsson and Haley Bennett. (Right) The Bulldogs’ Zabek during the opening tip-off against the Langley Hoopsters. Ian Webster/ Herald and Michelle Zabek


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The Merritt Barbarians men’s rugby team must be feeling a bit snake-bitten when it comes to games against their arch-rivals, the Penticton Harlequins, this season. For the second time in as many meetings, the Barbarians lost to last year’s league champions largely due to a controversial ref ’s call. Leading by four points in the late stages of the game played in Penticton on Sunday, the official called out ‘Last play’ only to allow another couple of minutes of action to take place (including a lineout), and the Harlequins to score a late, late try and steal the win, 34-33. Six weeks ago, in their opening game of the Okanagan Union season, the Barbarians had another questionnable ref ’s call go against them, resulting in an 18-14 setback to the Harlequins. “It’s a real shame,” said Barbarians player-

coach Nathan Brigden of Sunday’s setback, “because we probably played our best game of the year. “After the game, the ref apologized to our whole team for his blown call, but it still goes into the books as a loss.” The one-point defeat overshadowed a “real gutsy effort by the whole team,” Brigden said. “The guys played their hearts out.” Despite only 15 healthy bodies, Merritt took the match to Penticton in the early going, and were leading 21-10 at the break. The first half featured two long runs for tries by Eric Schmidt (who scored 28 of his team’s points) and the first try as a Barbarian by Kyle Lamourand. “Unfortunately, penticton was the better team in the second half, and they gradually wore us down,” Brigden said. Merritt’s next game is on Sunday, June 16, when they host Garth Cook, Trevor Miyazaki and the Vernon Panthers.

TENNIS SHOWDOWN The Merritt & District Tennis Club held its city singles tournament on the weekend. In men’s action, it was Bhavinder Bansi (left) over Harinder Singh, 6-4, 6-0, in the final. The men’s, women’s and mixed doubles run this Saturday and Sunday. Ian Webster/Herald

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THREE’S COMPANY The Redcaps’ Josh Nollet (left) battles for the ball with Kenzie Rubner of the Whitecaps during Grade 8+ youth soccer action on Saturday. Moving in to join the fray is the Whitecaps’ Grady Musgrave. The Reds beat the Whites 3-0. Ian Webster/Herald

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SCORING SENSATION Eric Schmidt of the Merritt Barbarians men’s rugby team scored 28 of his teams 33 points on the weekend in a heart-breaking one-point loss to the Penticton Harlequins on Sunday. Schmidt ran in four tries and added four converts. Ian Webster/Herald

Leanne Pozzobon, Ty’s mother and the principal organizer of the evening’s entertainment, couldn’t have asked for anything better either. She was understandably elated (and relieved) with the way things turned out on Saturday. “I’m so happy,” she said. “I can’t thank my committee, all the fans, the participants and volunteers, our many sponsors and the city of Merritt enough.” Pozzobon went on to add, “We couldn’t have done it without our title sponsor, Smithbilt Hats, and PBR organizer Bo Davis from Gonzales, Texas. He was phenomenal. He had things scripted to the minute.” Indeed, everything about this year’s Ty Pozzobon Invitiational

Bull Riding was firstclass, from the flashy pyrotechnics and classy cowboy introductions that kicked things off to the intimate meet-andgreet and autograph signing with the stars after the show. In between, the high-energy crowd was treated to numerous world-class bull riding performances, daredevil bull fighting by Cody Webster, Ty Prescott and Greg Loring and outstanding announcing and music by veteran

Dave Paulson. “It was just crazy to see the stands full, and the crowd really into it,” said Ty Pozzobon. “It was a lot of hard work by a lot of people, but it paid off. You couldn’t have asked for a better first time. And it’s only going to get better next year.” “It’s going to be hard to outdo our first effort,” said Ty’s mother, “but we’ll sure give it a try.” The 21-year-old Pozzobon, who has competed on the Built

Ford Tough tour at places like Madison Square Gardens in New York, the 100,000-seat Cowboys Stadium in Dallas and in Las Vegas, said competing at home was a maical experience. “This was by far the best Touring Pro that I’ve even ridden at. It felt like it was a BFTS event, it was that good.” Pozzobon said the quality of the stock had a big part in the STPIBR’s success. “Sometimes, at these events, it’s hard

to find the bull power, but we had all of that and more. A lot of the cowboys said it was the best set of bulls they’ve seen.” Pozzobon, who picked up third and fourth place finishes in Asquith, Sask. and Leduc, Alta. on Thursday and Friday didn’t have a lot of time to savour Saturday night’s success. Tuesday morning, he and his travelling buddies, Beau Hill and Tanner Bryne, were on their way to Two Sisters, Oregon for a bull riding event on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, he’s back in Canada, competing at a rodeo in Rocky Mountain House. On the road, and on the go. Such is the life of a rodeo cowboy, and a bull riding star. He wouldn’t have it any other way.


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NV COMMUNITY BAND Annual “Friday with Friends” concert at Quilchena Hotel. Very popular event. Seating is limited so come early, grab a beverage and enjoy a wide slection of music in a relaxed and casual setting. BAILLIE HOUSE Knitting in Public Day is an international day to celebrate knitters. It will be held Saturday June 8 from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Baillie House in the gardens under the trees. The Baillie House is located at 2185 Voght St. Everyone welcome.

BAILLIE HOUSE Taking orders to sell 30lb buckets of fresh, sliced, ready to eat out of the freezer, strawberries! There is also a 11 lb bucket. Orders can be placed by stopping by the Baillie House at 2202 Voght St., by calling 250-378-0349, or by emailing us at bailliehouse@shaw. ca. Orders must be placed and paid for by June 14th and picked up on June 22nd

TRINITY UNITED CHURCH Strawberry Tea, Saturday, June 8 from 1 - 3 p.m. Enjoy delicious strawberry shortcake and tea as you visit with friends. Everyone welcome.

VALLEY VISUAL ARTISTS Annual Show & Sale at the Courthouse Art Gallery June 1 - 29, reception Friday,

NV FALL FAIR SOCIETY Giant Yard Sales return to the Fall Fair Exhibition Building. (Lindley Creek Road)

June 7, 6 - 8 p.m. and Open House, June 8 and 9 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., with refreshments and door prizes. For more info, call Fran at 250-378-4230. Everyone is welcome!

Kentucky-Alleyne Lake.Hamburgers and drinks for the kids, coffee for adults. For more info. call Cyril 250315-0280.

CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOC. The grand opening of the Fireside Centre will be hosted by ASK Wellness & ICS Merritt on June 15, 2013. The event will take place at the new Fireside Centre, 2026 Granite Ave. in Spirit Square from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Events include, inspirational speaker Derek Clarke, lunch service, elders prayer, aboriginal drumming and social services street mall For more info, please contact Stacy Wormell, ASK Wellness Merritt, 250-315-0098, stacy@ askwellness.ca. NV FISH AND GAME Father’s Day Fish, June 16, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the children’s trout pond at

June 15 and 19. Demonstrate your skills as an actor, singer, musician, and/or performer. Those presenting their acting skills will be asked to do their best at memorizing a short piece provided prior to the audition date. For more info. contact merrittlivetheatresociety@ gmail.com

NEWBARK RESCUE Newbark Rescue & Rehoming Merritt Branch is hosting an adoption event, June 22 at Blooming Pets, 2067 Quilchena Ave, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. We are also looking for more foster families. If you would like to help by fostering a fur-kid, till they find a fur-ever home, please contact Margie @ newbark_ rescue@hotmail.com.

MERRITT ART WALK July 1 - August 5 Pick up your Art Walk books from the info. centre or various businesses that have the Art Walk logo and check out the great art work on display! For more info. contact, nicolavalleyartscouncil@gmail.com

NV FISH AND GAME Steak dinner fundraiser, Saturday, June 22 at the Hitchin’ Post in Lower Nicola. Two settings at 5 and 7 p.m. Silent auction, 50/50 and door prizes. Tickets available at Ponderosa Sports and Nicola Valley Outdoors. For more info. 250-378-4904.

MSS REUNION Are you an MSS 1983 grad? We are having a 30 year reunion the weekend of Aug. 2-4, 2013. If you could have, should have, or did graduate in 1983, please contact Patty Beers (Cressy) at 250.378.9503 or beers2@telus.net for more info.

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

Merritt Baptist Church 2499 Coutlee Ave. (Corner of Coutlee and Orme) • 250-378-2464 Service Time/ Sunday School: Sunday 10:30 a.m.

Merritt Lutheran Fellowship in St. Michael's Church • 250-378-9899 Service Time: 3rd Sunday each month 1:00 p.m.

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

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

Seventh Day Adventist Church 2190 Granite Ave. • 250-378-4061 Service Time: Saturdays 11:00 a.m.

St. Michael’s Anglican Church 1990 Chapman St. • 250-378-3772 Service Time: Sundays 10:00 a.m.

Trinity United Church Corner of Quilchena & Chapman • 250-378-5735 Service Time: Sundays 10:00 a.m.

Phone 250-378-4241 with any events that you may be hosting or email: production@merrittherald.com

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Brownies Thursdays 5:30 - 7 p.m. Central School - 250-3788310 Canadian Diabetes Association Once a month, 7 - 9 p.m. Trinity United Church Hall. Call Eva 250-378-2897 or Gerry at 250-378-3716 Canadian Mental Health Association - Merritt Clubhouse Currently closed. Re-opening later in May. Central School Pac First Tuesday 7 p.m. Lunchroom - 250-378-4892 Celebrate Recovery Mondays 7 p.m. 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 -7:00 p.m. Central School - 250-9368298 Ladies’ Curling League Wednesdays 6 & 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 250378-4577

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 6:30 p.m. Best Western - Han’s Golden Wok 250-378-9509 Merritt Moms Prenatal Post Natal Support group. Monday - Friday - 8:30 a.m. 250-378-2252 Merritt Mountain Biking Assoc. Wednesdays 6 p.m. - 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 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 Third Thursday - 7:00 p.m. NVIT. www.nicolanaturalists.ca Nicola Valley Better Breathers Third Wednesdays 1 p.m. Trinity United - 250-378-6266 N.V. 4-H Club Second Tuesday - 6:30 p.m. Central School - 250-3785028 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 7 p.m. Garden Sushi - Scott: 250-3783502 www.nvdra.com N.V. Fall Fair Third Monday 7 p.m. 2145 Quilchena Ave. 250-378-5925

N.V. Fish & Game (except July and Aug.) Third Wednesday 7 p.m. 2236 Jackson Ave. 250-378-4572 or 250-378-4904 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 250-3789100 N.V. Women’s Institute Second Wednesday 1:30 p.m. For locations, 250-378-2536 One Way Krew Youth Group Tuesdays 7 - 8:30 p.m. Crossroads Community Church - 250-378-2911

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Pathfinders Thursdays 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Central School - 250-9368298 Patricia Rebekah Lodge Second & Fourth Mondays at 7 p.m. Lawn Bowling Club Rocky Mnt. Rangers Cadets Tuesdays 6 p.m. 250-3781302 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 Royal Purple First & Third Mondays 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 - 250-3788310 Teen Centre Mondays & Fridays 3:30 - 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 Fran McMurchy - 250-3784230 Vintage Car Club - Merritt Second Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Ska-Lu-La Workshop Al - 250-378-7402 Ted - 250378-4195

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Hospice Society A Hospice coordinator will meet with you and explain the program and learn your needs. Referrals can be made by family, physicians, nurses, friends, or patients themselves.

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MERRITT FUNERAL CHAPEL Celebrate a memory

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• Funeral Services • Cremation •Burial •Monuments

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FULL TIME DRIVER REQUIRED Clean drivers abstract, Class 1 preferred but not necessary. Call for appointment 250-525-0275 An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)723-5051 Edson, Alta. Needed immediately in the Merritt area - experienced loader-piler operator with extensive logging supervisor skills. Ref. required. Apply to 250-315-0222 Needed in the Merritt area experienced skidder operator 250-315-0222

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WILLIAM JAMES REGINALD PATTISON passed away peacefully in bed, surrounded by his children on May 31st in Merritt, BC, Canada

There will be a Celebration of Life in Merritt on Friday, June 7th 2:00 pm at Crossroads Community Church For more information please email: regpattisoncelebration@gmail.com.

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JOURNEYMAN WELDER SUPERVISOR, Grande Cache, AB - SMAW, GMAW welding. Interprovincial Red Seal Certification, B pressure, CWB certified & management experience are assets. Email careers@adcalberta.com or fax 780-827-9670 to apply.

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External Job Opportunities (job descriptions available upon request) POSITIONS: (1) Special Education Assistants (SEA) QualiÀcations: • CertiÀcate: Special Education Assistant (SEA) an asset • Training/experience re: Special needs, behaviorally challenged students • Good communication/organizational skills • Personal maturity and role model to children • Physical ability and endurance to work with special needs students • Understanding of child development and educational programming • First Aid CertiÀcate or willing to upgrade • Willingness to work as an educational team, knowledge of IEP’s an asset • LAT directed for support in the classroom, one-onone and in small groups • Knowledge of First Nations culture/language an asset * Criminal Records Check is mandatory for all positions SALARY: Negotiable DEADLINE: June 7, 2013 START DATE: August 26, 2013 (summer institute) Interested candidates to submit resume and cover letter to: Angie Sterling, Principal The Lower Nicola Band School 201 Horn Road, MERRITT, BC, VIK 1M8 FAX: (250) 378-6389 Email: asterling@lnib.net

Lower Nicola Indian Band School External Job Opportunities (job descriptions available upon request) POSITIONS: (1) Teacher - Grades 2/3 Split Class Grades 2/3 Teacher - QualiÀcations • Category 5 Teaching Degree • Teacher CertiÀcation - BC College of Teachers • Training/Experience re: grade level • Experience with First Nations children an asset • Experience with behaviorally challenged students • Experience in developing and implementing IEP’s • Excellent communication, leadership & interpersonal skills • Working knowledge of BC curriculum, effective instructional methodologies and a holistic approach to meeting the learning needs of students • Willing to continue to gain new knowledge and skills, be Áexible, positive and a team player • Current Basic First Aid CertiÀcate or willing to upgrade • Knowledge of Nlakapamux Language/Culture an asset * Criminal Records Check is mandatory for all positions SALARY: Negotiable DEADLINE: June 7, 2013 START DATE: August 26, 2013 (summer institute) Interested candidates to submit resume and cover letter to: Angie Sterling, Principal The Lower Nicola Band School 201 Horn Road, MERRITT, BC, VIK 1M8 FAX: (250) 378-6389 Email: asterling@lnib.net

Coldwater Indian Band

Box 4600 Merritt, BC V1K 1B8 Ph: 250-378-6174 • Fx: 250-378-5351

Cultural Coordinator Located at Coldwater Indian Band in the Nicola Valley, BC The Coldwater Indian Band has an immediate and exciting opportunity for a temporary full time Cultural Coordinator who reports to the Coldwater Indian Band Administrator.

Basic QualiÀcations: • Knowledge of seasonal gathering and harvesting of foods, medicines, materials, etc. • Understand and speak Nla’kapmxcn an asset • Actively involved with Nla’kapmx culture and spirituality • Experience working with aboriginal youth, elders, youth at risk • Connected to Nicola Valley elders and cultural resource; majority Coldwater • Demonstrated practical experience in exercising independent judgment and initiative • Broad knowledge of cultural resources available for children and families • Able to work independently and in a team environment • Ability to maintain an unbiased attitude, conÀdentiality, and ethical standard of work • Strong organization skills and able to work Áexible hours as this position will serve clients/ membership on available times once program is set up. • Know the Salish Font and how First Voices language website works. • Good report writing skills and computer literate (knowledge of variety of computer systems & software – proÀcient in Microsoft OfÀce, Excel & Publisher applications) • Ability to do proposals and understand budgeting • Satisfactory Criminal Records check • Class 5 Drivers License (Class 4 an asset), and reliable vehicle

Anticipated Start Date:

mid-June 2013 - ending March 31, 2014 Send your resume with references and cover letter c/o: COLDWATER INDIAN BAND – H.R. COMMITTEE BOX 4600 MERRITT, BC. V1K 1B8 Fax: 250-378-5351 Deadline for Resumes: June 7, 2013 Only successful applicants will be contacted for an interview


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VILAS maple dining room setmedium to dark brown - with 6 chairs in very good condition. Oval table with leaf and additional glass top. Matching hutch and buffet with upper glass doors, drawers and cupboards below. $1200. Contact at: jwguidon@yahoo.ca or phone 250-378-4778.

Garage Sales GARAGE SALE #1 1717 Granite Ave. Saturday June 8 9:00am - 4:00pm GARAGE SALE 2401 Nicola Ave Sunday June 9 9:00am - 1:00pm Huge Moving Sale 2501 Aberdeen Road Lower Nicola Fri. June 7 to Sun. June 9 7am-4pm Tons of logging equipment

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 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?

Misc. Wanted True Coin Collector Looking to Purchase Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold and Silver coins, Bills + Not melting down, Serious Collector. Call: Coin Couple 1-778-281-0030

MERRITT 1988 Quilchena Ave., Merritt, BC

June 4, 2013 Applications are now being accepted for apartments, suites and houses. Many assorted units coming available.

Property for sale 10 acres close to town on Coldwater Rd. 250-378-2927

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent

Auto Financing

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Private 2 bdrm lake front suite on Nicola Lake. $950/mon. includes util. satellite TV & internet. No-pets, no smoking Avail July 1/13. 250-378-5519

20’ Wardhaul hi-boy trailer, c/w ramps asking $4500 250-3785042

Transportation

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1 bdrm Apt. $575 plus hydro. Laundry on site. 4 bdrm duplex. $975 plus utiltiies. 3 bdrm duplex. $900 plus utilities.

4 bdrm house in SS Valley. $1400 plus utilities. 4 bdrm house on the Bench. $1200 + utilities.

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Houses For Sale

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Please fax resumes to 250-378-4166

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

For Sale 1978 Cadillac Coup deVille red interior white exterior vinyl top 2 dr sedan 29000 original miles 425 motor all original A1 shape $4900 obo phone 250-378-3648 cell 250525-1212

An opportunity exists for a permanent part time Administrative Assistant to provide support to Merritt Funeral Home. The successful candidate will perform a variety of administrative duties which require initiative and independent judgment.

250-378-1996 Direct line to the Property Management Department Call for all of your Residential or Commercial Property Management needs! MERRITT REAL ESTATE SERVICES

Property Manager: Lynda Etchart

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Trucks & Vans 1994 Jeep Cherokee 4X4 4 dr white good shape 6 cyl motor new tires 228000 km $2500 obo call 250-378-3648 cell 250-525-1212

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Full & Part-time East Indian Cooks Required Experience is an asset

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Casual Support Worker Interior Community Services - Merritt is looking to hire a casual support worker to provide supervised and supportive visitation services in the area of Merritt. Diploma in Human Services and 2 years experience in the field is required. Pay to start at $18.04/hr Email resume to: SBIJL@interiorcommunityservices.bc.ca

AD PROPERTY MAINTENANCE IS NOW HIRING LANDSCAPERS • Must have 5 yrs experience in landscaping or related field • Have experience operating equipment • Must Have Valid BC Drivers Liscence PART TIME – FULL TIME CARPENTER/ HANDY MAN • This position requires an experienced individual to complete minor repairs and renovations. • Must be able to provide our customers the best service. • Must have a valid BC Drivers liscence.

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3 bdrm fourplex. $750 plus hydro.

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FOR RENT - 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT

Help Wanted

3 bdrm duplex. $800 plus utilities. New renos

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Apt/Condo for Rent

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

KENGARD MANOR F/S, heat and hot water included.

Apt/Condo for Rent

$800/month incl. heat & laundry.

1 bdrm Apt $575. Incl Heat, laundry on site

Real Estate Acreage for Sale

Transportation

Rentals

Please email your resume to adpro@telus.net or fax 250-378-4143

Job requirements & qualiÀcations: • Minimum 3 years ofÀce experience required • Excellent computer skills, including MS word, MS excel • Must have the ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously and meet deadlines • Excellent communication and organizational skills • High degree of initiative and self-motivation • Attention to detail and the ability to work well under pressure • Professional telephone mannerisms and commitment to excellence in customer service Interested applicants should forward their resume and cover letter by Sunday, June 9, 2013 to richard.mcarthur@sci-us.com. Only the candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Nicola Valley Institute of Technology Employment Opportunity ASSISTANT TO THE DEANS Join a growing and innovative institution committed to making a difference in Aboriginal education and communities. NVIT anticipates a requirement for an Assistant to the Deans at our Merritt campus, and invites applications from qualiÀed individuals. This will be an excluded ongoing position commencing as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Job Summary:

The Assistant to the Deans will be responsible for assisting with all activities of the Deans’ ofÀces. The assistant must be extremely organized and capable of working without direct supervision. The assistant will be responsible to use initiative and judgment in handling designated administrative matters on a daily basis; to develop and maintain effective relationships with members of the institute administration, faculty and staff; and representatives of other institutions and organizations. Duties include providing support to Education Council and other committees; processing required paperwork for transfer/afÀliation agreements; preparing minutes and agendas for Department Head meetings; providing support for other administrative areas; scheduling and organizing meetings, appointments and interviews; supervising the Departmental Assistants, and; ensuring conÀdentiality of NVIT issues. If you are interested in working for an Aboriginal organization that is committed to the educational needs of Aboriginal students, we want to hear from you.

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

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By virtue of the Warehouseman’s Lien Act, we will sell the stored goods of the following to recover costs of unpaid storage:

By virtue of the Warehouseman’s Lien Act, we will sell the stored goods of the following to recover costs of unpaid storage:

Amount owing $290.00 These personal and household effects will be sold by either public or private auction on or after June 22, 2013 R. Hack Mini Storage, 2865 Pooley Ave., Merritt 250-378-5580

Amount owing $215.00 These personal and household effects will be sold by either public or private auction on or after June 22, 2013 R. Hack Mini Storage, 2865 Pooley Ave., Merritt 250-378-5580

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June 06, 2013 edition of the Merritt Herald

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