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THURSDAY, JULY 25, 2013 • MERRITT NEWSPAPERS BURNING RUBBER Black smoke billows out of the burning wreckage of a truck on Highway 97C about 20 minutes southeast of Merritt on July 19. Crews from the Merritt-area Wildfire Management Branch were the first responders to the scene near Kidd Lake, but didn’t take action on the fire. Duty officer Simon Cisco said the crews don’t deal with truck fires because they don’t have proper breathing apparatuses or specific training. Cisco said the responders determined the fire wasn’t a threat to becoming a forest fire and monitored it for about half an hour before leaving the scene. The truck was left in care of its driver. Jayson Charters/Submitted

GOLF SEASON IN FULL SWING Get all the golf goods from around the Nicola Valley in today’s Herald Sports section on pages 21 and 22. Find out how Merritt golfer Roger Sloan is faring in the Canadian Open in Oakville, Ont., and catch up with the Cents before the hockey club’s 2013 fundraising golf tournament at Sagebrush next month.

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A woman charged with assault with a weapon and two breaches of undertaking will be spending her weekends behind bars after she was sentenced to 21 days in jail last Tuesday in Merritt provincial court. Tracey Wilkinson pled guilty to all charges stemming from a February stabbing in a home on Houston Street. Judge Wilfred Klinger gave Wilkinson a total of 21 days in jail, which can be served intermittently on consecutive weekends between 8 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m.

Sunday at the Merritt RCMP detachment cells. Wilkinson was also sentenced to 18 months’ probation. She also received a victim surcharge of $150. Prosecutor Sarah Firestone said on Feb. 3 at 12:15 a.m., police were called to 1252 Houston St. — Wilkinson’s grandmother’s house — where Wilkinson had gotten into an altercation with an acquaintance of hers. Both women had been drinking. The fight escalated but was broken up by a third party. Wilkinson then left the room but returned with two

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Firestone said Wilkinson admitted to police she had done cocaine earlier in the day and had been drinking a lot of alcohol. Defence counsel Fred Kaatz did not dispute the circumstances, but added that the woman who was stabbed swore at police, was highly intoxicated and was eventually arrested for assaulting a police officer. Kaatz said both parties were drunk, have had problems with each other in the past and what started out as play-slapping — according to one witness — escalated into the fight. He also said Wilkinson cannot remember

the incident. Wilkinson was arrested for breach of undertaking twice in the months following the stabbing. Police responded to a disturbance outside the same home where the stabbing took place, and where she’d been staying, on the morning of March 23. Wilkinson allegedly got into an altercation with a man and police located her and a man in the middle of the street in the 2600 block of Priest Avenue. Police noted Wilkinson showed signs that she’d been drinking as she had slurred speech and an odour of

liquor on her breath. Court heard she was taken back to her grandmother’s house to see if she was still welcome there, which she was not, and arrested for the breach. On June 14 at 1:54 a.m., police responded to an altercation at the same house involving Wilkinson, another woman and Wilkinson’s grandmother, who called police saying Wilkinson refused to leave. She eventually left the house and police located her, noting liquor on her breath in this instance as well.

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Local duo the Coquihalla Coyotes played to about 30 people at Spirit Square on a scorching Saturday afternoon as part of the weekend’s festivities. Local entertainers took to the stage in front of a street mall on Granite Avenue. Emily Wessel/Herald

18-month probation includes curfew From Page 1 Wilkinson denied having been drinking at that time, but admitted to officers she had used cocaine that night. She was arrested and charged with breach of undertaking as well as an assault as she had punched the other woman, breaking her glasses. The defence didn’t dispute any circum-

stances and sentencing proceeded. Crown counsel requested 30 days in jail on the lead charge of assault with seven days for the first breach and 14 days for the second, served concurrently. The Crown also sought a one-year probation order. Kaatz said jail was unnecessary, noting his client is trying to overcome her seri-

ous alcohol problems with drug and alcohol counselling. She is also seeing an employment counsellor, he said. Kaatz recommended a one or two-year probation instead of jail time. Klinger told Wilkinson he appreciated the fact she was drunk at the time of the stabbing incident but that it is no defence for her actions.

Wilkinson was placed on 18-month probation for the lead charge of assault with a weapon and received seven days in jail for her first breach and an additional 14 days for the second one. Her probation includes a daily curfew from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. prohibiting her from being outside her residence unless cleared by her probation offi-

cer. She cannot have any direct or indirect contact with the woman she stabbed and must attend psychiatric counselling. She is also on an order not to consume drugs or alcohol. She cannot possess knives unless she’s using them for food preparation or employment. She was also required to submit DNA samples.

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Four local women are taking their love of softball all the way to Torino, Italy for the 2013 World Masters Games. The games, which feature participants aged 35 and up, include all kinds of sports. For Merritt’s Molly Toodlican, love of the game was something she grew up with. “My older sister, Mary June, she’s the one who got me into playing ball,” Toodlican said. “I’ve been playing softball since I was about 10 years old. I was playing out in right field with flip flops.” Today, Toodlican is one of the organizers of the national First Nations team the North American Native Sisters (NANS), which includes another five players from B.C. and nine players from Ontario. Fellow Nicola Valley resident Elizabeth Coutlee and Seton Portage’s Josie Fortier will also play for NANS, which is coached by local Mitchell “Magic” Shuter. “These are players whom we’ve played with over 30-something years, so we’ve known some of these girls on and off the field — a majority of them, anyway,” Toodlican said of the connection with the Ontarian teammates. The avid softball player was first introduced to the World Masters Games when she participated in them in Edmonton in 2005 with her then-team in a Kamloops league. “That’s what got us hooked,” Toodlican said. In fact, Toodlican so enjoyed the Olympics-like event, she went to the next games in Sydney, Australia in 2009, taking her sister and a friend of theirs with her. The three ended up playing for an Australian team from Perth in those games. “It was interesting — when we were there, we ended up getting the silver, and the team that got gold was a team from B.C.,” she said. Toodlican said Masters is an age group, not a skill level, and anyone aged 35 and up can register to participate in the games (with the exception of some sports, including diving and swimming, that are age 25 and up). Like the Olympics, the games happen every four years and kick off with large-scale opening ceremonies.

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Debra Manuel, Mary June Coutlee, Molly Toodlican and Mitchell “Magic” Shuter are making their way to Torino, Italy for the 2013 World Masters Games. Manuel and Coutlee will play on the Australian softball team Breakaways, while Toodlican will be on the North American Native Sisters team, coached by Shuter. Emily Wessel/Herald

“The other requirement is you have to have passion for the sport,” her sister and fellow participant Mary June Coutlee said. Coutlee began her softball career around age 16 and hasn’t looked back. Now 61, she said her passion for the sport has found another outlet in the World Masters Games. “Because I’m an avid ballplayer, I’d heard about the World Masters before I turned 35,” Coutlee said. “That was one of my own goals, to participate in something like that. When I was able to participate in it in Edmonton, I really enjoyed it. You meet a variety of people from all around the world. You just meet so many people that you create memories with.” This year, Coutlee friend Debra Manuel are rejoining the Perth team they won silver with in 2009 after the team invited them back. “At the end of the tournament in Sydney, they said, ‘MJ, you’re coming back, aren’t you?’” Coutlee laughed. Coutlee said she is excited to go to Italy for the first time, but isn’t losing sight of the real reason she’s going. “I don’t mind the sightseeing, but my real passion is playing ball,”

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she said. “I’m going to enjoy that while I can.” The women — and Shuter — will travel through Switzerland before the games and tour around in Italy afterward, taking their trip up to four weeks in total. Each person had to pay her and his own way through the trip, which Toodlican estimates at about $5,000 per person, including the mandatory medical check-up for the games, registration, accommodation, uniforms, and travel costs.

That sum also includes the shirts the NANS team will walk out in during the grand opening ceremonies on Aug. 3. The games take place between Aug. 2 and 11, and are expected to bring in between 350,000 and one million people. The next World Masters Games take place in New Zealand in 2017. As for what they’re looking forward to most about their monthlong trip abroad? “The gold,” Toodlican laughed.

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Maintaining boulevards and lanes for everyone As 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 their best. A frequent question to the city’s bylaw department is “Who is responsible for main-

tenance of boulevards and lanes?” The short answer is the adjacent property owner. 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. Home and property owners are responsible for the vegetative growth outside their property

Watering on June bylaw report The following is an excerpt from the City of Merritt regular council meeting notes from July 23, 2013. Unsightly properties June continued with higher than normal plant growth leading to out-of-control plant growth. This means unsightly properties are back in the spotlight and bylaw continues to focus on them. There were 26 notice to comply files opened. Compliance from homeowners was

good in most cases with only a few requiring closer attention or continued encouragement. Unsightliness of properties in Merritt remains an issue and priority for the bylaw office. The city continues to work with home and property owners who allow their property to become unsightly and affect the safety, esthetics and property values of the neighbourhood. A high percentage of notices to comply are tended to by the home or property owners. As many of these

files are concluded, many more are still added to the list. In Merritt there is no area immune from the hazards or esthetically-displeasing appearance of unsightly properties. This office has a zero tolerance policy on unsightly properties within Merritt and as they are found we will pursue the file to a conclusion. Ticketing In June, bylaw issued 16 tickets, eight for parking issues, seven for watering

contrary to restrictions and one for a zoning infraction. The bylaw office looks at ticketing as a last resort; education is the primary tool that will continue to be used in order to achieve compliance. This office anticipates larger numbers of tickets issued resulting from the part-time bylaw officer working 20 hours on weekend. Saturday and Sunday have been a problem, especially with watering restrictions and parking. These issues will now be addressed by our office seven days a week.

lines to the curb. If there is an alley, the property owner is 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 property standards within city limits. This bylaw allows the city to regulate and in some cases hire outside contractors to complete any work that is not done

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For travelling troubadour Fred Eaglesmith, a broken down bus is not a deterrent to playing over 200 shows a year — it’s part of the authentic rock ‘n’ roll experience. The southern Ontario rocker is bringing his Travelling Steam Show, comprised of three acts, through Merritt and across Canada on a bus powered by vegetable oil — the very bus Eaglesmith was fixing up just before talking to the Herald from a stop in Hinton, Alta. “Last night we had a show and we’re doing some bus repairs today,” the veteran rock ‘n’ roller said. “I was up at six o’clock this morning getting parts for the bus. We’ll work tonight fixing that bus until about eight or nine o’clock. We burn cooking oil in the buses. We’re always pumping cooking oil, we’re always repairing. This is one of my favourite ones we’ve ever had. It’s really old and really funky, but it runs really good. It’s a tank.” This latest tour started on June 4 and continues until late August, but Eaglesmith is far from a rookie when it comes to the tour circuit. “We’re just hammered right now, playing endlessly. I can’t keep track anymore,” he said. “I’ve done the circumference of North America dozens and dozens of times.” The gospel-tinged grunge musician started playing in his late teens and hasn’t looked back. “I left home when I was 16 or 17 with a guitar, and that was in the early ’70s,” the now-56-year-old said. “I’ve been on the road since then, off and on. It was everybody’s dream when I was a kid to be a rock ‘n’ roll musician on the road. We’re one of the last full-time travelling bands now. It’s what I always wanted to do. If it gets bad, I’ll quit. But

it’s so good, and it’s so vibrant, why wouldn’t I do this? We meet people every night who say they’d love to do what I’m doing.” Eaglesmith said the optimism of the ’70s in terms of playing as a travelling musician hasn’t faded. “It’s like running away with the circus,” he said. “I sort of never lost that dream. I mean, I cut my hair and I didn’t have that hippie dream, but I had the dream that I didn’t want to live conventionally, so I never have.” Eaglesmith doesn’t just live unconventionally, he has made a living by doing so. He said the tour circuit just keeps getting better, with better merchandise and ticket sales, and bigger and more involved audiences. It was a local fan (also known as a “FredHead”) who, in conjunction with the SaySo Expression Society, set up Saturday’s show at the Culture Club. Julia Wingelman attended one of the band’s shows in Kamloops and was instantly hooked. “I thought it was a good fit. Fred’s been on Letterman,” Wingelman said. “He’s kind of a big deal, and it would be nice to have

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into Merritt more than once.” After Merritt, the bands are jumping in the bus and heading further west to finish off their tour — before hitting the road after a two-week break for another tour. “It just doesn’t end,” he said. “There’s always more tour. Tour, tour, tour. What we’re really doing is travelling and playing music. It’s not playing music, therefore we have to travel. You gotta find the right bus, the right people with the right attitude, and say OK, let’s go as long as we can.” Tickets are available at Country Bug Books and Gifts.

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After climate scientistturned-Green Party MLA Andrew Weaver had a taste of debate in the B.C. legislature, I asked him for his impressions on that and other issues. Excerpts from that discussion: TF: You did a study comparing burning all the world’s coal reserves and all oil reserves, showing how big coal really is. The federal government says that when you add up what’s actually being used in North America, carbon emissions from coal are about 30 times more than

from oil. Now we have a symbolic coal export ban in Vancouver, which doesn’t apply to Port Moody or Point Roberts or Prince Rupert. Do you think there’s any significance to this? AW: There is no question that the biggest issue around is coal, because coal use is on the rise world-wide. Not in the United States, because they’re converting [power production] to natural gas. This is why American producers are saying, let’s ship it to Asia.

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person could have in 2013. And newspaper reporter was the worst. When you enter the print field in the Internet age, a lot of people ask you to basically justify your decision. Some ask in malice, others in surprise, and (in my experience) a few with doe-eyed condescension at what they think is naivety for entering a profession with “lost nobility.” In any case, the general implication behind the question is the same. Didn’t you know that print is a dying medium? In my opinion, the notso-hot hiring prospects in the industry in general was probably the biggest nail in the newspaper reporter’s coffin as far as CareerCast. com was concerned. Newsrooms are shrinking, the

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360 employees represented about eight per cent of the company’s workforce. I had actually applied to two of the Manitoban community papers it’s closing: the Beausejour Review and the Lac du Bonnet Leader. It’s not an easy job, but that’s not enough to push me into public relations — at least, not yet. And sure, the hours are weird and you put yourself and your professional reputation up for criticism with every printed word, but there are plenty of good things about a career in journalism. The flexibility is fantastic. Work a lot at the office, work a little from home, work in the early morning hours, work late at night on the weekend, whatever. It’s your schedule, and as

long as your 400 words are done, it doesn’t matter if it was four in the morning or four minutes before deadline. Just as long as you can work well under pressure. But my favourite thing about working in this industry is the abundance of opportunity to meet new and interesting people. Everyone’s got a story. Some are more willing to share theirs than others, but it’s just incredible what you can learn about the community you live in, people in general, and the human condition when you discover what people are doing and why they’re doing it. The same goes for learning a little bit about a lot of different subjects. The research isn’t exhaustive, PhD-level analysis, but it’s

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YOUR OPINION Economics, prices of Gas prices top issue for exporting liquefied natural tourism, locals alike gas questionable: Weaver From Page 6 California says no, Oregon says no, Washington says no. Vancouver says no, British Columbia, not sure. It’s pushing us to start thinking about what I think is going to be the greatest industrial revolution the world has ever seen, which is transformation of energy systems away from our combustion approach, which is essentially what we’ve been doing since we were in caves. We’ve gone from burning wood to now fossil wood, and fossil plants and fossil algae, to a much more modern era of production of energy through natural means, solar, wind, geothermal, et cetera. TF: Liquified natural gas. The NDP says they are absolutely in favour of that now. AW: I have questioned the economics of it from day one. There’s a market differential that exists now. There’s that small window because Japan is moving from nuclear to natural gas. But we’re way behind everyone else. TF: Thirty years ago, Japan played Australia and B.C. off for metallurgical coal. Those northeast B.C. coal mines are back up and running again, but you’re seeing a similar thing here? AW: Yes. And if we start shipping natural gas to Asia … the Asian price comes down, the North American price goes up. British Columbians haven’t been told that. TF: How has the legislature session been for you?

AW: I sit there and watch the two parties. Rhetorical question, condescending answer. Rhetorical question, condescending answer. And I hope more British Columbians watch this, because this needs to change. And I think it can change. TF: The NDP opposition decides when you and Delta South Independent Vicki Huntington get your occasional moments in question period? AW: Yes, and if I’ve asked it’s been no problem. TF: Grudgingly no doubt. If the NDP had their way, the closest Green Party member would be in Holland. AW: [Laughs] Yes. Certainly not in North America. There’s this sense of entitlement within the NDP to the ‘green’ vote. And I sense that the BC Liberals very much like our existence, as being not NDP. The reality is, we take as many Liberal votes, if not more. It’s because what it means to be ‘green’ has moved out of what the NDP view as green, which is a tree hugger. It’s kids going to school, talking about conservation, and going home to talk to their parents. That’s where our votes are coming from. TF: Are you going to be found standing in front of a coal train any time soon? AW: No, never. They asked me to, and I said no, because I don’t believe in civil disobedience. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews. com.

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July 4, 2013 ... [Coun.] Clara Norgaard appointed as “tourism marketing liaison” and a letter to the editor about “exorbitant” gas prices being a hot topic for travellers. Both articles appeared in the same issue of the Merritt Herald. Coincidence? Don’t think so. The letter stated, “many of us are now avoiding Merritt ... not only the gas stations but also ... not visiting eating establishments or retail outlets.” I add, also not staying in overnight lodgings. “The bottom line is that Merritt is not necessary at all.” The letter also suggests discussing this ‘problem’ with retail gas outlets, that perhaps they can put pressure on the parent companies that set the prices. The whole retail community would benefit if visitors found prices to be reasonable and competitive. By competitive, I have to wonder why Logan Lake usually has cheaper gas prices than Merritt? It can’t be the delivery price, now,

can it? What are their gas outlets doing that ours are not? Is this not the issue for tourism in Merritt? Well, guess what — we Merrittonians feel the exact same way. Given that we don’t have medical specialists, we are forced to travel. When we do, we take advantage of the cheaper gas prices and also the bigger selection in the retail outlets. Some of us travel to Kamloops just because gas is cheaper, with multiple jerry cans. I, and many others, according to a local Facebook group regarding gas prices, would love to support Merritt, but local gas pricing is a huge issue. We ask Mayor Roline, all councillors and especially Coun. Norgaard to consider positive solutions to this negative point of view regarding Merritt and its gas pricing. We need tourism to survive.

Phil Harrison Comox, B.C.

Not a fan of City of Music Dear Editor, “As cacophonous as a barnyard?” Surely, that cacophonic symphony that took place behind the Desert Inn wasn’t planned by someone in Merritt ... was it? How loud was it? How bad was it? It was so loud and so bad, even the ravens and the crows left town for the weekend, lucky things. Neil MacLean Merritt

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Theft reports spike in summer By Michael Potestio THE HERALD

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There has been a lot of theft in Merritt recently, say police. Last week the Merritt RCMP received many reports involving theft and thefts from vehicles. “It’s that time of year,” Const. Tracy Dunsmore said, adding with the hot weather people often leave their car windows down, leaving them susceptible to theft. Many travellers passing through may also leave some of their luggage in the car only to have it stolen. Dunsmore said there were several attempted vehicle thefts last week and one theft of a vehicle on Merritt Avenue, which was found in Kelowna. She said people passing through town are often the ones stealing these vehicles. Car thieves even steal one car and ditch it once it runs out of gas, then steal another, Dunsmore said. “It doesn’t necessarily mean that someone here in town stole it, but there have been several attempted thefts of vehicles,” Dunsmore said. She also said several cars have also been bro-

ken into as of late and even a boat was stolen last Thursday night from a residence on Houston Avenue. “There’s been a lot of theft lately, so anything that’s of any value — boats, trailers, cars — just make sure that they’re locked,” Dunsmore said. She said things such as locking mechanisms for trailer hitches or even simply storing items such as a boat in your yard behind a fence can make it difficult for thieves to steal that property, Dunsmore said. “They usually look for an easy way to steal things, so if you’ve got a boat parked out in front of your house with no hitch-lock on it, it’s just easy for them to back up [a vehicle], hitch it up and drive away. Just make sure you take those extra precautions, and keep anything that’s of value locked away.” She said maintaining serial numbers for big items is a good precaution. Given the high number of thefts from vehicles in Merritt latey, Dunsmore also advises the public not to leave any valuables such as cameras, purses, wallets or laptops in their cars.

She said other problems that RCMP recieve many complaints for during the summer months are dangerous driving, speeding and drivers talking on cellphones. “Again, just to remind people, be careful because there’s so much traffic this time of year,” Dunsmore said. “Make sure that you’re paying attention when you’re driving, don’t talk on your phone and don’t text while you’re driving,” she said. Dunsmore said reports of poor driving habits increasing is a typical trend this time of year. “The driving is normal this time of year because school’s out, everybody’s on holidays and everybody wants to get where they’re going and they just drive like maniacs to get there,” Dunsmore said, “but it makes it dangerous for the other people too because if somebody has an accident, they’re often driving into somebody else.” Theft, vandalism from July 12-17 Dunsmore also shared some reports of thefts and vandalism the RCMP received last

week with the Herald. On July 12, there were reports of two windows broken at a business on Pooley Avenue as well as a broken rear window of a van parked on Clapperton Avenue. Two windows were broken at Bench Elementary School. The next day, there was a report of a break-in at a garage on Coutlee Avenue. On July 14, there was a report of windows broken at the old Coquihalla Middle School. There was also a vehicle stolen from Merritt Avenue that day. On July 16, a man tried to sell drugs to kids at Diamond Vale Elementary School at 4:30 a.m. and then stole one of their BMX bicycles. On July 17, police received a report that a parked truck on Voght Street had its rear window smashed. Police also had reports last Friday of an eight-foot Zodiac boat stolen from a residence on Houston Street, theft of a satellite radio and GPS from a vehicle on Clapperton Avenue as well as a report of swastika graffiti painted on the Tim McGraw mural on Coutlee Avenue.

Stay safe on the lake National Drowning Prevention Week ends on Saturday, but RCMP are warning boaters and swimmers to continue to play it safe. Over 40 people have drowned in B.C. waters this summer, which is about double the number of accidental drownings last year. With the August long weekend approaching, Merritt police said people need to be safe on the lake. Dunsmore said occupants of a boat need to have a life jacket with them. Criminal code impaired driving laws apply to driving boats as well. Boaters should also have a throw rope with them. The Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBS) recently put out a press release stating that drinking and boating accounts for 40 per cent of boating-related fatalities on Canadian waterways.

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Friends & Neighbours WEP says goodbye to three graduates By Michael Potestio THE HERALD

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The Merritt Fire Rescue Department’s Work Experience Program (WEP) is seeing success as three graduates move on to jobs as firefighters in Windsor, Ont. and Delta, B.C. Ontario natives Paul Harvey, Jason McCallum and Brian Wamsley all graduated from the WEP class of 2012. Harvey and Wamsley will be going back to Ontario to work at Windsor Fire and Rescue Services while McCallum will stay in B.C. to work at the Delta Fire and Emergency services, Fire Chief Dave Tomkinson told the Herald. “He’s, I believe, the third firefighter that

Delta has hired out of our program, so we’ve had a lot of success [there],” Tomkinson said. Since the program’s inception six years ago, the department has seen six different groups of WEP firefighters, which runs from April to January. In total, 19 of 25 WEP firefighters have been hired to career fire departments from Merritt’s program, Tomkinson said. Members of the current group are already applying to various fire departments, he added. The majority of Merritt’s WEP firefighters come from Ontario, where there are many fire academies and graduates, and a limited number of jobs available to them.

“There’s a lot of competition in Ontario for firefighting jobs and not much opportunity for them to volunteer in a volunteer fire department either,” Tomkinson said. People accepted to Merritt’s WEP get plenty of work experience as Merritt has “an abnormally robust call volume,” which is partly due to the various highways adjacent to the city, Tomkinson said. “Every day, they live the life. They wake up, do inventory checks and truck checks every morning. They’re out in the community doing public education and they’re out doing maintenance level fire inspections of commercial businesses or public buildings. They’re doing our station maintenance

and they’re responding to emergencies,” Tomkinson said. Tomkinson said though many of the Ontarian work experience firefighters choose to go back to Ontario, many choose to stay. “I think when they start, their ambition is to go back to Ontario, but many of them, I guess you could say, fall in love with British Columbia, and then see some of the opportunities out here,” Tomkinson said. He said at least half of the applications the work experience program receives come from Ontario and most of the firefighters who get accepted come from Ontario and B.C. Merritt’s fire department has one of three work experience programs offered in B.C.

Tourism group offers funding for new marketing Tourism Nicola Valley (TNV) is accepting applications for funding support for tourism marketing initiatives. Community Futures manager Rob Miller said there will be between $35,000 and $40,000 annually in the fund. The money is generated from a two per cent accommodation fee from Merritt hoteliers which will vary depending on each hotel’s revenues, Miller said. Miller said the criteria for applications were released on July 8. Applicants are to bring forward new or incremental marketing activities, partner with another business or TNV and have a way of tracking the event’s impact on the community. Applicants cannot be in the planning stage of their marketing initiative and cannot already have funding commitments established with other sources. “We want to work with people in groups that really require that support,” Miller said.

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Merrittonian Ashley Fulcher is on her way to Guatemala today. This marks the 26-year-old registered nurse at the Nicola Valley Hospital and Health Centre’s fourth trip to the Central American country. The volunteer with Christian missionary group Impact Ministries will be meeting with a team from the U.S. consisting of a doctor, a registered nurse and their families. Once they arrive in Tactic, Guatemala, the group will work in Impact Ministries’ health clinic to serve the children and families of the organization’s schools. Fulcher has also fundraised for chairs for the Guatemalan schools by selling Guatemalan coffee after she inquired about what else the organization was in need of. Fulcher said she raised enough money (surpassing her goal of $2,000 from the $14 bags of coffee) to buy about 200 chairs for the schools. The fundraising continued with a

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garage sale, where she raised another $900. Fulcher also received $1,750 from the Rotary Club of Merritt for Impact’s literacy program, she said. Fulcher said many individuals have donated money to her cause as well. The church Fulcher belongs to — Nicola Valley Evangelical Free Church — bought their fifth medical box through Health Partners International for $575, which they will be sending to support Impact Ministries. This box contains over $5,000 in medications, Fulcher said, adding the church has sent five of these boxes there since 2006. She said field director Les Peters has credited

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big step from ox teams, wagons and pack horses. God had a plan for these things. Jesus told His disciples, before He went back to Heaven, that this gospel of the kingdom, the story of Jesus and His care for us will be preached into all the world to every nation, tongue and people before the second coming of Jesus. God never gives us a job to do without making it possible for us to do it. There had to be better and faster ways of getting His message to the whole world. As the time of the end was nearing, God gave man the wisdom to be able to get the job done. He wants everyone to know about Him, His power, and His love for all, so that all learn about Him and are ready to go to Heaven. We need to be prepared for His second coming. He loves all and wants all to be saved, for we are all His children.

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Local looks ahead to trip TNV seeks partners From Page 9 Fulcher said she wouldn’t be able to do any of the work she’ll be doing without her community’s support. “Sure, I’m one person, I have a story that has led to this point but it’s just amazing that there’s a whole community around me,” Fulcher said. “I feel like the lucky one. I get to go down there and I’m going to get all these thank yous and these hugs and all this love, and if I could just bottle it up and bring it back

home and share that with people that would be great,” Fulcher said. The first time she ventured there was in 2006, right out of high school, and she could see there was a definite need for humanitarian aid. “I’ve travelled to a few different places and I can honestly say that in Tactic ... there’s real poverty there,” she said. Fulcher said that first trip was a real eye-opener for her and credits that experience for sparking her interest in nursing.

This will be her first trip to Tactic as a nurse. Fulcher said the experience is different every time, and she learns something new each time she goes. Fulcher has been a nurse for a year now and said she enjoys working at her hometown hospital. “It’s exciting. I don’t know where nursing will take me. I’ve always had an interest in international nursing, and the possibilities are just endless, really,” Fulcher said. “But right now I’m happy working where I am.”

From Page 9 Miller also said TNV will provide support for the initiative through the website tourismmerritt.com and through an annual print copy of a visitor’s guide. TNV secretary and owner of Merritt Desert Inn Melvina White said TNV has contributed money to other groups in the past, but

now they will outline the benefits of their events to the community. Applications go to an advisory board and board of directors for decisions on potential funding. “As the hotel association, we’ve been sponsoring those groups all along – the ambassador program, any of the car rallies that come to town, anything that comes

FAITH

A great hymn for summer quiet NARAYAN MITRA You Gotta Have FAITH Almost all hymns of Christian faith have originated from relevant encounters between God and man, or resonating some special occasions. One of them, Dear Lord and Father of Mankind, is no exception. The writer, John Greenleaf Whittier, a Quaker, was reared in an environment where his family was used to meditative silence. An obnoxious and noisy ‘revival’ service in particular is said to have moved Whittier to write the poem wherein he painted the finest picture of true worship in five stanzas. He began with “Dear Lord and Father of mankind/forgive our foolish ways/ reclothe us in our rightful mind/in purer lives Thy service find/ in deeper reverence praise.” No doubt the poet had in mind the story of the Gadarene demoniac, a raving lunatic, crying and cutting himself with stones, as depicted in Mark 5:1-15. When he saw Jesus, he cried with a loud voice, “Jesus, the Son

of the Most High God….” But instead of accepting his noisy demonic worship, Christ quietened him and healed him. This stanza is a prayer for spiritual sanity instead of call to religious madness. Perhaps, it’s a call to go deeper with the Lord rather than being ostentatious with our personal and church activities.

In the next stanza, “In simple trust like theirs who heard beside the Syrian sea/the gracious calling of the Lord/let us like them without a word/rise up and follow Thee.” This scene comes from Luke 5:1-11, wherein some fishermen-disciples cried out, “Master, we toiled the whole night and have taken nothing.” Is this not an accurate picture of life

itself ? We work for present comforts and future security. If we cannot make it by fair means, we are tempted to go into devious ways. In a frantic race with life we miss the very essentials – peace and rest. For the fishermen to leave two boats full of fish in order to follow Jesus was something unusual. They saw something far beyond their

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to town – we usually sponsor them and help them out and give them money but the thing is, there’s never been anything in place to see what or how that’s benefiting the community,” White said. Applications can be picked up at the Community Futures office or downloaded from tourismmerritt.com, Miller said.

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$269,000

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M3957

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M3848

• Updated & bright 4 BR rancher • Partial basement • Bench location-move in ready • Large private yard & storage shed

• 4 BR family home, Bench location • Gazebo, Hot Tub, Pool & more!

• New 3 BR Rancher • Master has ensuite + W/I closet • Kitchen has pantry & island • Low E windows, central A/C

$289,000

$299,000

$312,000 Inc Gst

M3951

• LR w/ Japanese Cherry H/W Floors

M3893

D UCE D E R

• Completely Re-plumbed & New HW Tank • 3 bdrm, 2 bath rancher • Appliances included

$39,900

• Beautiful 3 BR w/quality finishing

• Well maintained 3 BR, 2 bath rancher

• Kitchen has Travertine and granite

• Lrg open kitchen, vaulted ceilings

• LR has hardwood floors

• A/C, gas F/P, RV parking

$339,000

M3855

$334,900

M3859

• Beautiful sprawling rancher • Nicola River frontage • Mature shade trees • Located in quiet cul-de-sac

$349,000

L3980

• Bright & Open design with Skylights • Enjoy mature landscaping & Gardening • 2 BD, New Sundeck and Garden shed incl

$79,900

M3478

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

$365,000

M3801

• New amazing 3 BR, 2 bath • 9 ft. ceilings, large bright design. • Full unfinished basement • Quality built & Home warranty.

• 4 Plex – Investors, lots of parking

• Riverfront Acreage

• 4 Lrg Suites, Close to D/Town

• Modular home, 3 BR, 2 Bth

• Double Lot, Great Location

• 9.62 property, fenced pasture

$369,000

$388,000

M3847

M3863

M3884

• Perfect location near Tunkwa Lake

• 3 bedroom, 2 ½ baths

• 112 acres of Farm land

• 26x30 wired, heated shop M3930

M3857

$399,888

M3972

• Great views, 5 acre parcel

• 5 BR, 4 bth family home w/pool

• Immaculate 3 level, 6 BR

• 10 acres of privacy, great views

• In-law suite w/ wood stove

• Amazing kitchen w/ granite

• 5 & ½ bath, 5 piece ensuite

• Custom Built 3 BR, 2bath home

• Great well 60 us gpm

• New roof & remodelled main Bth

• Large 3 bay garage-RV parking.

• 22x22 garage, 50x50 kennel.

$439,000

$459,900

$465,000

$429,000

M3913

assistance to Buyers in the following areas:

• Creek flows through entire acreage • Private 10 acres, 2 storey home

$358,000

$399,000

• Beautiful 5 BR family home • 4 Bath, ensuite w/ jetted tub • 2 bedroom in-law suite • 2 Covered decks

Royal Lepage Realtors(R) are trained to provide valuable

• Build your dream home • 1 of Logan Lakes best lots • 30 min drive to Kamloops shopping mall • Invest today in a fast growing community

$44,000

M3844

D UCE D E R

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

$314,990

M3916

M3976

M3603

LOGAN LAKE LOTS AND ACREAGE • Sunny lot on Calcite drive

L3979

• 55 plus buyer at McCallum Gardens • 2BR with Den, w/ centrai air • Wonderful views of Nicola River

D L O S

M3919

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

$217,000

$212,000

M3940

Peace & tranquility, 26+ acre of land Views are breathtaking Bring your building ideas If you are looking for privacy, look no more

$205,000

Lovely getaway acreage! Great views of Stump Lake Easy access to the highway Water system & power to lot line

$169,000

• Backyard with covered patio

M3898

• Backs on to Crown Land

• • • •

• • • •

• Lrg Shop, Oversized driveway

• Immaculate, move-in ready • 2 BR, 2 Bath adult townhome • New paint throughout • Nice backyard patio

• Absolutely lovely 2+ acres • Beautiful southern views

• 247’ lake front w/ winding trail to site • Great views of the valley & water below • Community water in place, power @ lot line • Easy access off hwy & quiet enjoyment M3728

M3827

1.44 acre prime building lot Approx 295 ft river frontage Within walking distance to downtown Gorgeous views of mountains & Ranchlands

$144,900

• Comfortable 2 BR plus den

M3909

• One of a kind lot in Lower Nicola • Cleared & level in an incredibly quiet location • Water serviced by Lower Nicola Water Works • Approved for septic & HST already paid

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

$100,000 • • • •

M3707

• Cozy 2 BD Rancher, fenced back yard • 2 Bed home across from old • Collett ranch- great views • Wood stove, metal shed & Shop • New roof 2007- newer furnace • Front yard has Garlic and Herb bed • Private, totally fenced backyard

Call For Your FREE Market Evaluation 250-378-6181

$489,000

• 4 BR, 3 Bth Fam home, 2 car garage • O.63 acre on Nicola River

$475,000

• Mstr BR w/ Ensuite & W/I closet • 10 acres and 2500 sq.ft barn

• Dining Rm w/ private deck M3937

• Main floor has vaulted ceiling

M3866

$529,000

M3883

• Identifying desirable types of properties • Investigation and timely information gathering • Viewing properties and providing information and advice • Preparing a binding Contract of Purchase and Sale • Negotiating terms and conditions • Assisting in arranging inspections and other needed services

M3826

M3837

M 3870

EEK R C HE CAC

• Log home/Hobby farm • Creek runs thru property • Farm Equipment included • Approx. 9 acres in hay

$539,000

M3943

• Amazing 5 bedroom + den home

• 40 Acre farm w/Barn & Creek

• Quality built and finished

• 3 BR, w/full bsmt, 2 baths

• Home trades will be considered

• Fenced into 3 pastures

$545,000

$565,000

M3941

M3861

M3885

Royal LePage Merritt has a Property and Strata Management Division. Whether you have an investment property you would like to rent or are just looking for a place to hang your hat, our Property Management Team can help fulfill all your property management needs!


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Phone: 250-378-6181

www.royallepage.ca/merritt

Karen Bonneteau Sales Rep

John Issac Sales Rep

Claudette Edenoste Broker

Debra Schindler Personal Real Estate Corp.

Melody Simon Sales Rep

250-378-7170

250-315-5178

250-378-1586

250-280-0689

250-315-3548

250-315-8539

tmcdonagh@telus.net

kbonneteau@telus.net

Tom McDonagh Broker

1988 Quilchena Ave., Merritt, BC V1K 1B8 • Fax: 250-378-6184

www.realtor.ca

johnissac@telus.net

Lynda Etchart Property Manager

Diane Manchester Property Management

250-378-1996

250-378-1996

LOTS AND ACREAGE • New residential lots in nice area • Located in quiet cul-de-sac & crescent setting • Fully serviced including curbs & storm drain • All prepaid by the developer

$57,000 • • • •

M3692

Views of the Nicola Valley Walking trails & shopping nearby All services are u/g & at lot line One of Merritt’s preferred neighborhoods

$67,000

M3758

• Wonderful Views, good sized lot • Easy access to new Retail and Restaurants • Build your own dream home • Neighbouring lot is also available

$60,500

M3914 & M3915

• Desirable Nicola Wynd development • Nice flat building lots • Bring your plans & build your dream home • Quality builder available to discuss plan

$70,000

M3908, M3910, M3911

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

• Desirable Nicola Wynd development • Nice flat building lot • Bring your plans & build your dream home • Quality builder available to discuss plan

$79,000

$79,000

• • • •

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

$79,000 • • • •

• • • •

M3495

M3749

Amazing waterfront .76 acre lot Located in a desirable area in a quiet cul-de-sac Around 260 ft of River frontage

$175,500

M3966

Amazing Lake view lots Phase 1 of Nicola Lakeshore Estates Only 2.5 hours from Lower Mainland Fishing, Hiking, water sports & much More!!

$199,000

$99,000

• • • •

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

$149,900 • • • •

M3534

M3906

$170,000 • • • •

$179,000

M3974

• 26 Country acreage w/natural grasslands & slight hills • Good water table w/2 ponds providing seasonal creek • 2 acre leveled area ready for possible home

$329,000

M3889

$173,000

$176,000

M3886

• All Units Rented • Lots of parking space • Short walk to city centre

$198,000

M3839

$169,000

M3963

M3939

• Beautiful Heritage Charmer • 3 BD,2 Bth, shop & RV parking • U/G sprinklers for amazing gardens • A/C & security system

• Spacious main floor w/2 piece Bth • Great Buy! Below assessed Value

$198,500

$199,900

M3958

• Ensuite in master bedroom

• 2 single family homes on Lrg lots

• Laundry room upstairs

• Collect rental income from both M3936

• Great Investment & views • Water, gas & sewer to lot line

$43,000 • • • •

M3931

Start planning for your retirement 40 acres with flowing creek Enjoy the great outdoors Minutes from friendly Logan Lake

$198,500

M3929

$180,000

M3920

$209,000

M3947

• 3 Bed, 2 ½ Bath townhouse • Gas fireplace in living room • Separate dinning & kitch nook • Nice kitchen cabinets

$213,900

• Nice 3 Bedroom Rancher • with finished basement • Lrg Bedrooms- open design • Large fenced yard

• Very large 2 bedroom rancher

• Sunvalley Court-2 BR, 2 Bth T/home • 1.6 acres on Kane Valley Road

• Many extra rooms, plus ensuite

• End unit-includes all appliances

$183,000

$187,500

M3969

Royal Lepage Merritt Realtors(R) are professional advisors with integrity & market intelligence

M3962

• Wonderful gardens & green space • 24 hour notice required M3950

$194,000

• 3 level, 3 bedroom log home • Upgrades to H/W tank & more!

M3741

$195,000

M3953

E RIC P NEW

MOBILE HOMES IN PARKS

• Nice 3 Bedroom rancher • Close to school & shopping • Separate living & family room • 16x20 detached garage

• Quick possession! • 4 bed, 3 bath family home • Fresh paint, some new flooring • Lrg sundeck, landscaped yard

• Bench Location 4 BR, 2 Bath home

$239,000

$239,000

$243,000

M3968

L3978

• HW floors, vinyl windows on main • Potential legal suite, potential 5 BR M3865

LA ICO N ER LOW

• Clean comfortable 2 br, mobile home • New furnace, hotwater tank and fridge • laundry room w/lots of cupboard space

$27,000

$199,000

• • • •

• Nicely finished 3 BR, home • 1.89 acre property, fenced • Garden w/small greenhouse • Garage w/ power, hay barn

$259,900

M3917

M3832

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

• 2 bdrm bungalow in popular strata • Very nice 4 BR, 2 Bth family home • Location, Location, Location • 4 BR, well maintained home • No kids, no rentals & self managed • New furnace, roof and gutters • Quiet cul-de-sac • New roof, carpet & paint • Updated main Bth- Private backyard • Private back yard

$269,000

M3834

$269,900

M3945

$274,000

M3965

• 1500 sq.ft/ floor, wheelchair access

• Very nice, 2 bed, 2 bath rancher • Top floor, 1 office, mini kitch & Bth • 32x18 detached shop w/ additions • .51 acres w/ fruit trees, water feature • Backyard fenced, Ramps both sides • and much more!

$275,000

M3903

AKE L E MPS GLI

• Family home 4 BR, 3 Bath • Plus 2 bedroom suite • Rear deck with BBQ hookup • Family area, cul-de-sac street

• 4 BR, 2 Bth Recreation property

• Large 7 BR, 4 ½ bath home

• 2 acres- Private lot

• Potential legal suite

• Guest cottage w/ tons of parking

• Plus In-law suite on main

$325,000

$325,000

$329,000

M3961

M3946

M3862

• Lrg 4 BR, 3 Bth family home + • 2 bedroom suite, own laundry • Skylights, A/C, U/G sprinklers • Oversized double garage

• New amazing 3 BR, 2 bath

$331,000

$339,000

M3964

• Rancher w/ Amazing kitchen • 9 ft ceiling, large bright design

$285,000

M3957

Royal Lepage Merritt for all your Real Estate needs. For Buying & Selling call 250-378-6181 For Renting, and Property & Strata Management call 250-378-1996

M3848

• Updated & bright 4 BR rancher • Partial basement • Bench location-move in ready • Large private yard & storage shed

• 4 BR family home, Bench location • Gazebo, Hot Tub, Pool & more!

• New 3 BR Rancher • Master has ensuite + W/I closet • Kitchen has pantry & island • Low E windows, central A/C

$289,000

$299,000

$312,000 Inc Gst

M3951

• LR w/ Japanese Cherry H/W Floors

M3893

D UCE D E R

• Completely Re-plumbed & New HW Tank • 3 bdrm, 2 bath rancher • Appliances included

$39,900

• Beautiful 3 BR w/quality finishing

• Well maintained 3 BR, 2 bath rancher

• Kitchen has Travertine and granite

• Lrg open kitchen, vaulted ceilings

• LR has hardwood floors

• A/C, gas F/P, RV parking

$339,000

M3855

$334,900

M3859

• Beautiful sprawling rancher • Nicola River frontage • Mature shade trees • Located in quiet cul-de-sac

$349,000

L3980

• Bright & Open design with Skylights • Enjoy mature landscaping & Gardening • 2 BD, New Sundeck and Garden shed incl

$79,900

M3478

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

$365,000

M3801

• New amazing 3 BR, 2 bath • 9 ft. ceilings, large bright design. • Full unfinished basement • Quality built & Home warranty.

• 4 Plex – Investors, lots of parking

• Riverfront Acreage

• 4 Lrg Suites, Close to D/Town

• Modular home, 3 BR, 2 Bth

• Double Lot, Great Location

• 9.62 property, fenced pasture

$369,000

$388,000

M3847

M3863

M3884

• Perfect location near Tunkwa Lake

• 3 bedroom, 2 ½ baths

• 112 acres of Farm land

• 26x30 wired, heated shop M3930

M3857

$399,888

M3972

• Great views, 5 acre parcel

• 5 BR, 4 bth family home w/pool

• Immaculate 3 level, 6 BR

• 10 acres of privacy, great views

• In-law suite w/ wood stove

• Amazing kitchen w/ granite

• 5 & ½ bath, 5 piece ensuite

• Custom Built 3 BR, 2bath home

• Great well 60 us gpm

• New roof & remodelled main Bth

• Large 3 bay garage-RV parking.

• 22x22 garage, 50x50 kennel.

$439,000

$459,900

$465,000

$429,000

M3913

assistance to Buyers in the following areas:

• Creek flows through entire acreage • Private 10 acres, 2 storey home

$358,000

$399,000

• Beautiful 5 BR family home • 4 Bath, ensuite w/ jetted tub • 2 bedroom in-law suite • 2 Covered decks

Royal Lepage Realtors(R) are trained to provide valuable

• Build your dream home • 1 of Logan Lakes best lots • 30 min drive to Kamloops shopping mall • Invest today in a fast growing community

$44,000

M3844

D UCE D E R

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

$314,990

M3916

M3976

M3603

LOGAN LAKE LOTS AND ACREAGE • Sunny lot on Calcite drive

L3979

• 55 plus buyer at McCallum Gardens • 2BR with Den, w/ centrai air • Wonderful views of Nicola River

D L O S

M3919

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

$217,000

$212,000

M3940

Peace & tranquility, 26+ acre of land Views are breathtaking Bring your building ideas If you are looking for privacy, look no more

$205,000

Lovely getaway acreage! Great views of Stump Lake Easy access to the highway Water system & power to lot line

$169,000

• Backyard with covered patio

M3898

• Backs on to Crown Land

• • • •

• • • •

• Lrg Shop, Oversized driveway

• Immaculate, move-in ready • 2 BR, 2 Bath adult townhome • New paint throughout • Nice backyard patio

• Absolutely lovely 2+ acres • Beautiful southern views

• 247’ lake front w/ winding trail to site • Great views of the valley & water below • Community water in place, power @ lot line • Easy access off hwy & quiet enjoyment M3728

M3827

1.44 acre prime building lot Approx 295 ft river frontage Within walking distance to downtown Gorgeous views of mountains & Ranchlands

$144,900

• Comfortable 2 BR plus den

M3909

• One of a kind lot in Lower Nicola • Cleared & level in an incredibly quiet location • Water serviced by Lower Nicola Water Works • Approved for septic & HST already paid

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

$100,000 • • • •

M3707

• Cozy 2 BD Rancher, fenced back yard • 2 Bed home across from old • Collett ranch- great views • Wood stove, metal shed & Shop • New roof 2007- newer furnace • Front yard has Garlic and Herb bed • Private, totally fenced backyard

Call For Your FREE Market Evaluation 250-378-6181

$489,000

• 4 BR, 3 Bth Fam home, 2 car garage • O.63 acre on Nicola River

$475,000

• Mstr BR w/ Ensuite & W/I closet • 10 acres and 2500 sq.ft barn

• Dining Rm w/ private deck M3937

• Main floor has vaulted ceiling

M3866

$529,000

M3883

• Identifying desirable types of properties • Investigation and timely information gathering • Viewing properties and providing information and advice • Preparing a binding Contract of Purchase and Sale • Negotiating terms and conditions • Assisting in arranging inspections and other needed services

M3826

M3837

M 3870

EEK R C HE CAC

• Log home/Hobby farm • Creek runs thru property • Farm Equipment included • Approx. 9 acres in hay

$539,000

M3943

• Amazing 5 bedroom + den home

• 40 Acre farm w/Barn & Creek

• Quality built and finished

• 3 BR, w/full bsmt, 2 baths

• Home trades will be considered

• Fenced into 3 pastures

$545,000

$565,000

M3941

M3861

M3885

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M E R R I T T

1988 Quilchena Ave., Merritt, BC V1K 1B8 • Fax: 250-378-6184

www.royallepage.ca/merritt

• Custom Post & Beam Home

• 160 acres of privacy

• 160 acres w/opportunities

• Stunning views on 21 +/- acres

• Endless trails, this land is fenced

• Water license available

• Custom built maple cabinets & more!

• 10 kms from paved highway

• Recreational/ farm potential

$599,000

$599,000

$599,000

M3879

M3815

M3922

• Awesome waterfront property • 3 BR home, new roof & floors • 7 stall barn, 2-16x24 cabins • Water rights on Nicola River

$640.000

M3967

• 44 +/- private acres w/ creek

• 80 acre horse farm

• 2530 sq.ft. rancher, 26x36 log barn • 2 large ranch houses,44x96 barn • 20x40 RV,70x140 arena,36x40 shop • 40x40 wired, Insul, heated shop

$799,000

M3876

$1,690,000

M3900

COMMERCIAL

• 160 acre ranch

• Lrg commercial space in Merritt

• One of a kind in downtown

• Well know location

• Lrg commercial are approx 6500 sf • Approx 15 acres of dev. prop

• 4500 Sq.ft. Linwood home

• 12,000 Sq Ft, Building has HVAC

• Potential dev opportunities

• Insurance office across the lane

• Located in the downtown core

• 130x220 riding arena

• Reasonable lease rate

• Bring your building plans

• Adjacent to city’s only Dry-cleaners • Roof HVAC, w/roll down sec door • Subdivision potential

$2,100,000

M3944

$6.00 per Sq Ft

M3949

$85,000

MERRITT,

M3942

$85,900

M3935

$440,000

M3779

• Current zoning I3 w/portion in ALR

$499,000

M3873

LOGAN LAKE, BC D UCE D E R

• 1 or 2 BR Condo on first floor • Newer Kitch w/ pull out pantry • You will love the French doors & • The newer Bathroom

$94,900

M3970

• Immaculate 2BR, 2Bth, super suite • Lrg dining area, Elegant kitchen • Strata fee inc, heat, hot water, cable.

• 2 BR, 2 Bath Manufactured home

• Starting out, over or renting out

• Open floor plan offers casual living

• Renovated 3 BR M.H, new roof

• Skylights and upgraded appliances

• New windows, furnace & electric

M3808

$137,000

M3904

$142,000

$115,000

L3926

• 4 BR, 3 Bath home with inlaw suite • Great 4 BR family home w/ 3 Baths • New Lam. floors, C/vac & gas FP • Wood floors, Custom Brkfst nook • Storage sheds and double car • Roof 1 year old and Hot tub garage

$195,000

M3896

$205,000

M3890

O TW ES TITL

• Move in ready w/ walk-out Bsmt

• Spacious 4 bdrm home

• Backing on to Greenbelt

• Family neighborhood, awesome deck

• New roof, 40 Gal HW Tank

• Huge Jacuzzi tub & pool table

$255,000

• $258,000

M3846

M3806

• There’s no place like home! • 3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms • Newer, roof, furnace & H/W tank • Private back yard onto greenbelt

$259,000

M3959

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

$269,900

M3805

• Enjoy drinks at the wet bar! • Custom built cedar home • 3 BR w/ walk in closet, • Sunny kitchen & hobby room

$309,900

M3975

RED

• Luxurious 3 BR Custom Log Home

• 2 story log home, Mile High Estates

• 6 bedrooms, 2 1/2 Bathrooms

• Laundry on main, Games room/more

• Wood stove, wood flrs throughout

• W/out basement, sundeck and more!

• Resort style Atmosphere- Mile High!

• Gourmet kitch w/ custom cabinets

$349,900

$375,000

$409,000

M3952

M3894

M3822

• • • •

Live in Luxury!! 4 Br, 3000+ sq ft home His and hers walk in closets Central A/C, Central Vac.

$479,888

• Great starter or investment, 5 BR • New kitch, baths, flring throughout • New H/E furnace, a/c, roof, windows

M3971

$199,900

• Nearly 20 acres,all new fencing • 3 BR, 2 Bath Home, Move-in ready!

$349,000

M3881

OFT R C ASH

EEK R C HE CAC UCED

• 2,630 sq. ft Log home on 2.15 acres

• Outstanding views, lots of privacy

• New windows, siding, roof, h/w tank • New kitchen, floors & electrical • Solarium off dining room

M3818 $235,000

Claudette Edenoste your Logan Lake Broker •Phone: 778-220-3210 Suite 10A, 111 Chartrand Ave., LOGAN LAKE, BC • www.royallepage.ca/merritt

M3817


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Summertime ideal time to reconnect with God From Page 11 Whittier goes on: “Drop Thy still dews of quietness/till all our strivings cease/take from our souls the strain and stress/and let our ordered lives confess/the beauty of Thy peace.” What the poet perhaps was trying to convey is that life is not a rat race of running, of activities, seeking fame and popularity. God wants to relieve us from mental breakdowns and grant us His peace. Jesus said, therefore, “Come to me all that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.” This troubled world of ours hankers for peace. The Christian’s witness for God is an ordered life. Finally, he wrote, “Breathe through hearts of our desire/Thy coolness and Thy balm/let sense be dumb, let flesh retire/speak through the earthquake, wind and fire/O still small voice of calm.” Here is an illustration from the Old Testament story of Prophet Elijah in 1 Kings 19. At Mount Carmel, Elijah showed his zeal for God by calling down fire from heaven and a slew 450 prophets of Baal. But, after all the high dramas, he suffered a breakdown and just wanted to die. He ran a marathon and hid himself in a cave fearing for his very life. There, God revealed to him that He was not the tempestuous wind or the shattering earthquake, or the devouring fire, but a still small voice. God wants to speak to His followers today as He did to Elijah. But we cannot hear His voice if we are too ‘busy’ serving Him. Whittier concluded, “Let flesh retire….” Activities without waiting upon God can prove to be carnal. He wants us first to learn of Him, to seek His mind, and do His will. Summertime is an excellent time to engage in this. We should let the Spirit of God work, first in us and then through

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What’s causing your headache? DR. COLIN GAGE Spinal COLUMN Did you know that one of the most common forms of headache is actually caused by problems in the neck? Although you may feel pain around the eyes or the back, side, and/or the front of the head, the source of the symptoms may actually be the neck (cervical spine). This form of headache is often called a “tension-type” headache. Unfortunately, the medical understanding

of headaches often does not take into account the chiropractic model, which remains foreign to many within the medical profession. Noted researcher Nikolai Bogduk, MD, PhD, professor of anatomy at Newcastle, Australia, recently commented: “The people in control of the headache field seemingly have not, cannot, or will not, recognize this paradox ... that the model for cervicogenic headache is not only the best evolved of all headaches but is testable in patients with headache complaints. No other form of headache has that facility.” Several years ago, a Canadian anaesthesiologist, Peter Rothbart, MD, came to the same conclu-

sions about cervicogenic headache. Dr. Rothbart made many observations in his own pain management practice that subsequently led to an article in the Toronto Star, the most widely read newspaper in Canada. The article, A pain in the neck, was subtitled: “Chiropractors were right.” Many headaches are caused by damaged structures in the neck — and scientific evidence proves it. French medical professor Robert Maigne wrote in a recent article that he “came to believe that many headaches originated with a structural problem in the neck.” At first, he was thought to be a lunatic. But others took up Dr. Maigne’s work, including the aforementioned Dr. Nikolai

Bogduk. In 1995, a team of MDs at Syracuse University established neck problems as the cause of many headaches “with scientific, anatomical proof.” The head of the team, Dr. Rothbart, termed the Syracuse results “a minor miracle.” In the Toronto Star article, Dr. Rothbart made several insightful comments: “Some brilliant people have put their hearts, souls and minds to this (headache) problem and haven’t come up with anything. All we’ve been able to do is treat people with an array of medicines, one after the other, and hope the side effects won’t be too bad. “We couldn’t believe it at first. We’ve been able to put together a scientific

explanation for how neck structure causes headaches — not all headaches, but a significant number of them. “It’s true that chiropractors have been saying this for years. Unfortunately, many (medical) doctors tend to have a jaundiced view of chiropractors, but they were right about headaches. “Most physicians are unaware of this entity. Thus, there is a large number of chronic headache sufferers who go through life with the wrong diagnosis and hence the wrong treatment for their headaches.” As a chiropractor, I know there’s a connection between the neck and headaches and I have many patients who

Eastern perspective on summer health DR. HONG CHUNG Merritt ACUPUNCTURE The warm and dry summer that we are currently experiencing in Merritt is characteristic of the semi-desert climate of B.C.’s Interior plateaus. It is sad to hear of the extreme heat alerts for back East, of children who have died from being left alone in hot cars, and of the great number of people who have died of heatstroke in England this summer. According to Eastern

medicine, heat is one of the six energies in nature: wind, cold, heat, dampness, dryness, and fire. It is naturally occurring, just like the changes of season. In fact, all beings need this source of heat to maintain life. With more hours of strong daylight, plants grow much faster and animals are warmed both externally and internally, making them more metabolically active. And humans are no exception. All our summer activities contribute to better, more active health and thus we find fewer people at health clinics during the summer as compared to the winter months. However, we all know that too much of some things can actu-

ally be harmful, and this includes summer heat. One of the most common health concerns in the summer is heatstroke. Being exposed to long periods of sunlight can lead to dehydration and a build-up of internal heat in our bodies. This internal heat eventually accumulates in our brains which can cause the weak, such as seniors and children, to faint. One of the simplest solutions is to stay hydrated by drinking water and, if outside, keep cool by taking breaks in the shade. If someone is unavoidably exposed to excessive heat and then feels overly hot and experiences blurry vision, cooling down is vital. Since heat is generated from within the body,

we need to cool it down from the inside. Drinking cool water is good for this, though too much of it may increase dampness which then actually blocks heat from being discharged. It is also helpful to eat fruits and vegetables that are “cool” in nature, such as cucumber, melon, watermelon, strawberries, lettuce, buckwheat, and mung beans. If body heat increases unaccompanied by sweating, this constitutes a real emergency. Drink cucumber juice immediately and take a fever-reducing remedy once. You can eat certain herbs found around you, such as plantain, the root of water plantain, the leaf or root of bamboo, the root of reeds, and

the inside stem of common rushes. These herbs cool the body without increasing dampness. On the other hand, staying in air conditioning or in front of a fan all day long, even if it is very hot outside, is also not good for health. These can cause the body to cool down but may also cause the dampness in our body to stagnate, possibly aggravating symptoms of old complaints, hindering blood circulation (even to the point of darkening skin colour), or causing headaches which may not respond to painkillers in severe cases. In summertime, the body should be warmer than in other seasons and proper sweating is the best medicine.

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The Merritt Centennials Junior A hockey club has announced that this year’s annual summertime fundraising golf tournament will be held at the prestigious Sagebrush Golf and Sporting Club, located in Quilchena. The 2013 Golf Classic will take place on Saturday, August 17.The festivities will begin at 11 a.m. with check-in and registration. Teams of four will hit the course for a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Registration costs $150 per player and includes 18 holes of golf, fly fishing, a barbecue dinner, a silent auction and lots of prizes. The deadline to register is Aug. 6. A number of current and past Merritt Centennials players are scheduled to take part in the charity fundraising golf tournament, including recent

Pittsburgh Penguins draft pick Dane Birks, and former Centennial Reece Willcox, who was selected by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2012 draft. Also expected to attend is past Centennial Bill “Spider” Mukalt, who played three seasons with Merritt (19911994) before going on to play four years at the University of Michigan and four seasons in the NHL with the Vancouver Canucks, Minnesota Wild, New York Islanders and Ottawa Senators. According to Lawrence Sacharuk, the Cents’ new director of marketing, this year’s Golf Classic is filling up fast. “When we first started talking with Sagebrush, the number we came up with was around 60 participants,” Sacharuk said. “The event has proven to be so popular that we’re now talking more like 20-plus teams of four;

in other words, over 80 players. “Everybody who’s signed up so far is quite excited about playing Sagebrush. Very few have had the opportunity to play it before, but they’ve heard a lot about it.” Sacharuk went on to say that, right from the outset, the staff at the esteemed Sagebrush course have been wonderful to work with. “We’ve had several meetings now with Sagebrush representatives. They are really looking forward to this year’s event, and to the future. They want to make it a success, and have it grow from year to year to year.” Sacharuk said that he has also received tremendous support from the business community, both locally and across the continent. “We have some tremendous prizes that have been donated by Merritt businesses, and by the likes of the

Vancouver Canucks, the B.C. Lions and the New York Rangers. We’ve also got golfing trips and camping trips,” Sacharuk said. “We’re going to have a tremendous silent auction.” Prior commitments, including his own wedding, made it impossible for Merritt professional golfer Roger Sloan to commit to this year’s Golf Classic, but Sacharuk said the former minor hockey player “definitely wants to be front and centre in the future. “The Classic is going to be a firstclass event from top to bottom,” Sacharuk said. “When players finish their round this year and wrap up the evening of activities, they’re going to stand back and say, ‘Wow! What a place. Way to go Centennials.’” For more information on this year’s Golf Classic, contact Sacharuk at (250) 3783604 or (778) 363-0011.

The Sagebrush Golf and Sporting Club In its fifth year of operation, the Sagebrush GSC has matured into one of the finest course layouts in the game of golf. It is situated in the rolling hills above the historic community of Quichena, and affords a panoramic view of Nicola Lake and the rugged ranchlands that stretch as far as a cowboy can ride in a day. In its first-ever ranking of Canadian courses, the February 2013 issue of Golf Digest rated Sagebrush 16th in the country. In 2012, Golfweek ranked Sagebrush third among courses in Canada built since 1960, while Golf Digest named the club to the select list of 100 best courses outside the United States. The Sagebrush’s “minimalist” design and layout is almost unique in North America. It features wide, sweeping fairways, rugged fescue-topped bunkers, massive greens, and multiple tee boxes that stretch the course anywhere from 4,872 yards to 7,399 yards in length.

Cents’ new marketing man: ex-NHLer Larry Sacharuk By Ian Webster THE HERALD

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The Merritt Centennials have hired former NHL defenceman Lawrence ‘Sach’ Sacharuk as their marketing manager for the 2013-14 BCHL hockey season. Sacharuk, 60, played parts of five seasons, from 1972-77, in the NHL with the New York Rangers and the St. Louis Blues. A native of Saskatoon, Sacharuk played junior hockey with his hometown Blades before being drafted 21st overall by the Rangers in the 1970 NHL draft. He still holds the Blades’ record for most goals (50) in one season by a defenceman. In 151 games with

New York and St. Louis, Sacharuk scored 29 goals and added 33 assists for 62 points. In his 1974-75 season with the Blues, Sacharuk scored 20 goals in 76 games, becoming only the fourth defenceman in NHL history to score 20 goals in a single season. In 1978-79, Sacharuk played 15 games with the Indianapolis Racers of the World Hockey Association before moving over to the Birmingham Bulls of the Central Hockey League. Sacharuk also played hockey in Europe with teams in Austria and France. “Unfortunately, a serious eye injury — the result of taking a slapshot in the face

— ended my playing career,” Sacharuk said. After his playing days were over, Sacharuk got involved in coaching (including the Serbian national team) and in the creation of several hockey academies, both in North America and in Europe. A father of four, with grandchildren as well, Sacharuk and his wife, Shelley, have now settled in Kelowna. “It was while I was there that I heard about the Centennials’ situation and their need for a marketing person,” Sacharuk said. “I’ve been around hockey all my life and figured that I could help out. “I’m really excited about being associated with this organization.” During his time

MARKETING MAN The Merritt Centennials’ new director of marketing, Lawrence ‘Sach’ Sacharuk, runs the grill at a recent fundraiser with Cents’ player and 2013 Pittsburgh Penguins draft pick Dane Birks. Ian Webster/Herald (Right) Sacharuk played for five seasons in the NHL in the ’70s with the St. Louis Blues and New York Rangers. Submitted

in Merritt thus far, Sacharuk said that he’s met a ton of great people, many of whom share his passion for the game of hockey. “I’ve started to really fall in love with

Merritt,” he said. “I’m here to raise funds for the team, but I’m also here for the hockey,” Sacharuk said. “I’m looking forward to watching the games and supporting the

team in any way that I can. [Coaches Luke Pierce and Joe Martin] really care for the kids and want to do everything possible to make them successful — both on the ice and in life.

I think that’s a good thing. “The thing I wish for most is for the [Nicola Valley Memorial] arena to be filled for every game. Wouldn’t that be exciting.”


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Sloan on his game as Canadian Open begins Merritt golfer finishes 6th at Midwest Classic; second $18,000 payday in as many weeks By Ian Webster THE HERALD

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As the July 25 edition of the Merritt Herald hits newsstands on Thursday, local golfer Roger Sloan will be competing in first-round action at the 2013 Canadian Open golf tournament. The 26-year-old, who currently plays on the PGA’s web.com Tour, was one of a handful of Canadian golfers who received a special exemption to play in this year’s Open, which runs until Sunday at the storied Glen Abbey course in Oakville, Ont.

“I’m extremely grateful, both to RBC and to Golf Canada, for extending an invitation to me,” Sloan told the Calgary Herald this week. “Golf is such a huge part of Canadian

culture now in the summertime, and it’s awesome to be part of Canada’s biggest golf tournament.” This will be Sloan’s second appearance at the Canadian Open, as

he also received a player’s exemption in 2011 when the event was held at the Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club in Vancouver. Sloan missed the cut in 2011, shooting 73-76 in the first two rounds. “I really got thrown into the lion’s den, playing at Shaughnessy,” Sloan said. “I got a double dose of reality. I learned a lot.” Sloan went into this year’s Canadian Open infinitely more prepared — the result of playing regularly on the highlycompetitive web.com Tour — and riding a real hot streak. He has put together

a pair of top-10 finishes in the past two weeks. It began July 11-14 with a 7th-place finish (19-under-par 265) at the Utah Open in Salt Lake City. The Merritt Secondary School graduate followed that up with a 6th-place finish (14-under-par 270) in the Midwest Classic this past weekend in Kansas City. Each of the aforementioned tournaments resulted in $18,000 paydays for Sloan. Undoubtedly, the Merritt golfer would like nothing better than to go three-for-three with a big result in this year’s Canadian Open.

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Sam Snead (1938, 1940-1) Byron Nelson (1945) Arnold Palmer (1955) Lee Trevino (1971, 1977, 1979) Greg Norman (1984, 1992) Tiger Woods (2000)

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July 25-28

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XploreSportZ camps open young athletes’ eyes Fosbery 32nd at Nat. Finals Rodeo By Ian Webster

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Merritt youth beween the ages of eight and 12 continue to reap the benefits of the XploreSportZ camps being put on by the local branch of PacificSport Interior B.C. The latest week-long camp, held from July 15-19, saw 11 enthusiastic youngsters introduced to a broad range of sports and recreational activities taught by certified instructors and coaches. The activities, to name a few, included disc golf, wrestling, diving and track and field. The children even got to play traditional parlour games, as taught by Nicola Valley Museum staff. PacificSport development coordinator Josée Warren said that the objective of the XploreSportZ camps is

Merritt Secondary School cowgirl Fallon Fosbery finished 32nd in the ladies’ barrel racing competition at the National High School Finals Rodeo in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Competing against 173 other barrel racers from across North

to promote healthy living and get kids active by exposing them to new and different activities that they may never have experienced before. The next XploreSportZ camp is scheduled for the week of August 19-23. For more information, contact Warren at (250) 3151075 or jwarren@pacificsport.com.

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GOOD SPORTS (Top) The 11 participants in last week’s XploreSportZ camp with their Kamloops Riptech Diving instructors, Asha Atkinson (left) and Eryn Barrett. (Above) Atkinson uses a special board to introduce head-entry diving to Hannah Glueck at the Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre. (Left) McKenna Hack-Mortimer and Gavin Shackelly have fun hurdling during Run, Jump, Throw activities at Voght Park. Ian Webster/Herald

America at the weeklong competition, Fosbery and her horse, Dutch, finished sixth in the second performance (in a time of 17.897 seconds) and eighth in the 11th performance (17.964 seconds), but her twoperformance average wasn’t enough to make it to the top 20 overall and carry her through to the finals.

Fosbery, who is eligible to return to the NHSFR next year, will now set her sights on the Canadian High School Rodeo Finals, scheduled for July 25-28 in Nanton, Alta. Fosbery will be joined in Nanton by fellow Merritt cowgirl Amy Pozzobon, who will be competing in the pole bending event on her horse, Rigs.

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OTTERS RULE THE POOL Merritt Otters’ coaches Gia Bogetti (left) and Kristine Lawson pose with their Div. 1 medley relay champions from the Sharks in the Park meet in Coquitlam on the weekend. (From left) Riya Chhabra, Avery Waren, Diya Chhabra and Miranda Cavaliere. Photo courtesy of Michelle Zabek


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WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE NICOLA VALLEY Have an event we should know about? Tell us by calling 250-378-4241 or emailing production@merrittherald.com 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

NICOLA VALLEY CRUISERS NV Cruisers 19th Annual Show & Shine, Sunday, July 28, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Central Park in Merritt. Food booths, swap meet and lots of old cards. Call Doug at 250-378-5761 for more info.

ROD & GUN CLUB Archery Shoot every Tuesday from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Rod & Gun Club. Contact BJ Moore at 250-2800304 for more info.

NICOLA VALLEY COMMUNITY GARDENS SOCIETY NVCGS invites you to the Grand Opening of the community gardens, Tuesday, July 30 at 5 p.m., behind the NV Hospital. Access via Reid Ave. Please come meet the people who have made this project possible, the gardeners who are enjoying their new gardens and special guests. Call Elizabeth at 250378-4087 for more info.

ART IN THE GARDEN The Baillie House (NV Heritage Society) is hosting Art in the Garden Fairs, July 27, August 10 & 24, and September 14, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., featuring Nicola Valley Artists and Crafters. NV FALL FAIR SOCIETY Giant Yard Sales return to the Fall Fair Exhibition Building. (Lindley Creek Road) July 27 - 28 Aug 10 - 11

MERRITT ART WALK Running until August 5. Pick up

Hours: Saturday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. We are gladly accepting donations again this year. Please call, Martha at 250-378-2303 or Diane at 250-3786773 for free pick up. NEWBARK RESCUE Newbark Rescue & Rehoming Merritt Branch, are always are looking for foster families. If you would like to help by fostering a fur-kid, until they find a fur-ever home, please contact Margie at newbark_rescue@ hotmail.com. CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION CMHA--Merritt Clubhouse staff are pleased to announce the reopening of the clubhouse at it`s new location, The Fireside Center, 2026 Granite Ave. (next to Spirit Square). If you are an adult living with mental illness

and want a safe, friendly environment to make new friends and try out new activities then please leave your first name only and your return number in a message to CMHA (250)3785660. We will be happy to return your call and provide you with information on how you can become a member of the clubhouse.

around town. New members welcome. For more info, call Jack at 250-3784371. 24U Peer support group for women who suffer from depression, anxiety, or other mood disorders. Meeting Tuesdays at 2 p.m. at the Hospice Society, Rm.12, 2025 Granite Ave. For more info. call Sue 250-378-2717 or Bonnie 250-3150179. All women welcome.

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.

SOUP BOWL The Soup Bowl is open Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Anglican Church Hall at 1990 Chapman St. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION #96 Darts at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays; Frosty Fridays at 5:00 p.m.; Meat Draw at 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays.

MERRITT RADIO CONTROL MODELLERS We are starting a new club in town for flying model aircraft. We fly at various locations

Fri. July 19

Sat. July 20

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

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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.

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

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2190 Granite Ave. • 250-378-4061 Service Time: Saturdays 11:00 a.m. 1990 Chapman St. • 250-378-3772 Service Time: Sundays 10:00 a.m.

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 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

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CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS 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 - 250-936-8298 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 Merritt Elks Lodge Clubs Second & Fourth Wednesday 8 p.m. Elks Hall 250-378-9788

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Brownies Thursdays 5:30 - 7 p.m. Central School - 250-378-8310 Canadian Diabetes Association Once a month, 7 - 9 p.m. Trinity United Church Hall. Call Eva 250-378-2897 or Gerry at 250-378-3716 CMHA - Merritt Clubhouse Fireside Center 2026 Granite Ave. Wed/Fri 9 am - 2:30 pm Shirley 250-378-5660 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

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Trinity United Church Corner of Quilchena & Chapman • 250-378-5735 Service Time: Sundays 10:00 a.m. 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 - 250-378-8310 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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In loving memory of ELLY AGAR

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EVERY EVER EV ERY Y LOSS LOSS IS DIFFERENT Each loss is very different, The pain is so severe. Will I ever stop missing This one I loved so dear? Good times we had together, The moments that we shared We didn’t have to tell each other How much we really cared. I never dreamed you’d go away, Never thought of sorrow. So sure you’d always be here Took for granted each tomorrow. Now my life is all confused Since you went away. You took a part of me And for help I daily pray. But when God sent you to me He never said that you were mine, That I could keep you always Only borrowed for a time.

Lost - handwoven shawl, mainly purple. Lost around June 11, Bann, Sunset, Thorpe area. 378-4147

Employment Drivers/Courier/ Trucking Required immediately experienced Class 1 US drivers only. Must have US experience. We supply assigned trucks, company phones, US Medical, all picks and drops paid. Please fax resume with current clean abstract to 250-546-0600. No phone calls please.

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James & Diane Clark of Merritt, BC would like to announce the engagement of their son

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The Divisional Accountant is responsible for financial procedures and systems relating to Woodlands and Manufacturing operations; including financial reports and analysis. Under the direction of the Divisional Controller, the Divisional Accountant assists in the preparation of the monthly financial statements, the annual budget, and insuring proper financial controls are adhered to.

Emily Nicole Clark to David William Madill,

son of Conrad & Melanie Madill of Courtenay, BC. Celebration of marriage will be August 24th in Merritt.

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SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 58 (NICOLA-SIMILKAMEEN)

FIRST NATIONS SUPPORT WORKER School District No. 58 (Nicola-Similkameen) is accepting applications for a First Nations Support Worker at Princeton Secondary School in Princeton. This is a temporary position, 25 hours per week for the period September 3, 2013 to June 30, 2014. The successful applicant will be responsible for providing counseling support, communicating with students and parents/guardians, tutoring, and cultural education. Application forms are available at the School Board Office, 1550 Chapman Street, Merritt, BC, Princeton Secondary School, 201 Old Merritt Road, Princeton, BC or on-line at www.sd58.bc.ca, click on Jobs/Support Positions/Job Postings, listed under Job Code #228761, and follow the prompts. Applications, including a detailed resume with a minimum of three references, will be accepted until July 26, 2013. Please forward to: Attn: Secretary Treasurer School District No. 58 (Nicola-Similkameen) P.O. Box 4100, 1550 Chapman St. Merritt, BC V1K 1B8 Fax: (250) 378-6263 Only those applicants being interviewed will be contacted. Nlha’7kapmx Child and Family Services Society Job Opportunity

Supervisor/Team Leader Nlha’7kapmx Child and Family Services Society is seeking an individual to provide clinical consultation to guardianship and protective Case Managers regarding children and youth in care. DUTIES BUT NOT LIMITED TO: • Supervise Child Protection and Guardianship social workers and related programs • Ensure program delivery meets CFSA legislation and AOPSI standards along with acknowledging the cultural needs and traditions of the families/ communities accessing the services • Work with external groups (community, government and related social service agencies) in order to strengthen and improve program services. QUALIFICATIONS: • Requires a Bachelors or Masters degree in social work. • Previous experience directly related to Supervision and program development is highly desirable and be eligible for delegation. • Over 5 years of delegated experience in child welfare. CLOSING DATE: 4:00 pm Friday, July 26, 2013 Send Resume, list of references and written letter to: Nlha’7kapmx Child and Family Services Box 567, Lytton, B. C. V0K 1Z0 Thank you for your interest, only those short-listed will be contacted.

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Rentals

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Garage Sales

Misc for Rent

Mobile Homes & Pads

Garage Sale 1760 Sunflower Saturday July 27 8:30am - ??

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?

Small ads, BIG deals! Misc. Wanted Local Coin Collector Buying Collections, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins etc 778-281-0030

Real Estate Business for Sale

MERRITT 1988 Quilchena Ave., Merritt, BC

July 15, 2013 Applications are now being accepted for apartments, suites and houses. Many assorted units coming available.

1 bdrm Apt $575. Incl Heat, laundry on site 1 bdrm Apt. $600 plus hydro. laundry on site.

4 bdrm house in Sunshine Valley. $1400 plus utilities. 5 bdrm house downtown area. $1200 plus utilities.

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Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent

SUMMIT APARTMENTS Brand new 2 bedroom apartments References required. NO PETS, NO SMOKING. 250-280-7644

KENGARD MANOR Spacious 1 & 3 bedroom apartments.

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

Ph: 250-378-9880

One bdrm for one adult only. N/S, N/P, heat & cable incl. $525/mon. Ref’s. Avail. Aug. 1. or Sept 1. 250-378-2954

Duplex / 4 Plex Just reno’d 3 bdrm 2 bath 4 Plex. Large laundry room, all new cabinets, new appliances, all new bathrooms, $1000/mon 250-378-5915 or 378-1629

Call for all of your Residential or Commercial Property Management needs! MERRITT REAL ESTATE SERVICES

Property Manager: Lynda Etchart

Mobile Homes & Pads

Help Wanted

Contact Christine at 250-378-4449 at Quilchena Cattle Co. Ltd. between 8am to 5pm to arrange for interview. Resumes may be forwarded to ranch@quilchena.com or via fax to 250-378-6091.

Want to Rent MATURE, clean, quiet professional working in Merritt seeking 1 bedroom, Pet friendly accommodation for 1 to 2 years. I am N/S N/P with friendly/quiet/kennel trained 2 year old black lab. Would prefer furnished/all inclusive (heat/hydro/cable/internet) rental in the price range of $600$800/month + DD. Call Jeff (250) 272-6693.

4 bdrm upper suite of house. $1000 plus utilities.

Available immediately • $750/month includes heat & laundry

SHOP MECHANIC REQUIRED.

Avail. Aug 1, two bdrm suite, w/d, n/p, n/s, ref. req. $750 util incl. 378-6349 leave mess.

2 bedroom house with den. $875 plus utilities.

1 Ground Áoor unit available, ideal for seniors.

Local ranch requires experienced mechanic. Must be familiar with modern farm equipment maintenance and repairs. Also, maintenance and repairs of light and heavy trucks. Welding/fabricating skills an asset. We have a well equipped shop, competitive wages, beneÀts and regular hours. You must provide your own hand tools.

4 bdrm duplex. $975 plus utilities.

3 bdrm in fourplex. $750 plus hydro.

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Cars - Domestic

N’Kwala School is a Category 2 Independent School located at Douglas Lake, just 1 hour south of Kamloops and ½ hour east of Merritt. N’Kwala is a progressive PLC school providing kindergarten to grade 12 programs. N’Kwala ensures that individual learning needs are met and that the integrity of the Syilx (Okanagan people) is an integral part of the curriculum. HIGH SCHOOL GENERALIST TEACHER - QualiÀcations: • TRB certiÀed • QualiÀed to teach Grade 8 – 12 • Experience working in a First Nations community is an asset • Ability to teach multi-grades, provide 1:1 instruction; teach a variety of courses including Math, English, Science and PE. and meet student needs • Ability to create an engaging, encouraging and supportive learning environment • Competent in time management, problem solving, communication skills, and a team member • Salary to commensurate with experience SYILX LANGUAGE AND CULTURE TEACHER - QualiÀcations: • TRB certiÀed or able qualiÀes for a Letter of Permission from the Ministry of Education • Experience working in a First Nations community is an asset • Ability to teach K4 – Grade 12 Syilx • Ability to create an engaging, encouraging and supportive learning environment • Salary to commensurate with experience • Competent time management, problem solving, communication skills, and a team member CASUAL/RELIEF BUS DRIVER - QualiÀcations • Class 2 Drivers License (copy of abstract required) • Experience bus driving is an asset ALL N’Kwala School employees are subject to a yearly Criminal Record Check. Please send resume, along with supporting documents to: CAROL HOLMES, PRINCIPAL Email: principal@uppernicolaband.com If you would like further information phone 250-350-3370 or 250-350-3342 (summer)

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RECEPTIONIST/ ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT LNB Construction Inc. is seeking a Receptionist / Administrative Assistant to join our team in Merritt. Our ideal candidate has the following qualiÀcations: • Excellent customer service skills • Advanced computer skills with proÀciency in Microsoft OfÀce • Superior time management skills

To apply please send your resume to: careers@lnbconstruction.com (250)378-4764 fax 2581 Lauder Ave, Merritt, BC No phone calls please.

NICOLA TRIBAL ASSOCIATION Seasonal Employment Posting

N’KWALA SCHOOL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

STARTING DATE: 2013/2014 School Year Postings will remain open until Àlled.

Houses For Sale

Send your resume and references to hr@Įelds.ca or

• High degree of accuracy and attention to detail

Help Wanted

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

Excellent beneĮts and salary Value oriented culture

Off Road Vehicles

Help Wanted

for successful applicants

who’s passionate about customer service?

• Comfort with multitasking and changing priorities

1998 Blazer SL 4x4 auto 4 dr, red. Loaded clean, history, coolant pump. 114k miles. $3750. Fred 250-523-6930 or email loganlakers@gmail.com

$100 OFF AUGUST RENT

Store Manager –

Estate Sale, ‘06 Buick Allure approx 88,000km, fully loaded too many options to mention. $7000. 378-4566/315-9632

Available immediately, one bedroom mobile. Fridge, stove, washer, dryer. Quiet family park. $800 per month includes utilities. 250-3780887

Apt/Condo for Rent

FOR RENT - 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT

Recreational/Sale 1999 Damon Challenger Class A Motorhome, Ford V10, 33’, one slide, 92,000 km, new tires, brakes & batteries, $27,500 obo. (250)365-7152 Castlegar

2 bedroom basement suite in new home. F/s, d/w, w/d, g/fpl, window coverings. Beautiful view, own patio, quiet area. Partly furnished if wanted. Utilities included. Close to amenities. N/smoker, n/partiers, n/pets, ref. req. and damage deposit. Prefer long term $1000 a month. 250-378-6758 2 bedroom basement suite. N/s, n/p. 250-378-9948

3 bdrm duplex. $900 plus utilities.

Apt/Condo for Rent

Suites, Lower

2 bdrm duplex. $750 plus utilities.

Call for more info on these units and others call

ILLNESS FORCES SALE of PRESSURE WASHING COMPANY 2002 GMC Panel Van, recent tune up & brakes. Signage in place, just needs phone number changed. 4000psi, Canadian build BE pressure washer, hoses, 2 wands, brushes, biodegradable soap, Degreaser Sidewalk scrubber, new white jumpsuits, website, business cards, advertising handouts. Everything is ready to go. $12,500/obo will consider vehicle in trade. Call 1-604-533-6225 or email: tedcamp@telus.net

Available immediately, 2 bedroom mobile. Washer,dryer, fridge, stove. Quiet family park close to schools and town. Small pets welcome. $975 per month includes utilities. 250378-0887

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Field Projects Supervisor Nicola Watershed Stewardship & Fisheries Authority Merritt and surrounding area

Summary of Job responsibilities: Project Implementation (constant): Implement and supervise all necessary worker activities; ensure safety protocols are adhered to. Field Staff Supervision (constant): Assign and supervise crews and; instruct Àeld staff on and oversee all aspects of Àeld projects and tasks; ensure all policies and procedures are adhered to. Development, Education, and Training (frequent): Develop and facilitate trainings and educational programs for Àeld staff members and other staff Maintenance (frequent): Company truck, Àshing equipment, small equipment, tools and the Àeld work shop. Typical Working Conditions: Typical working conditions include, but are not limited to, frequent lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling; typical working conditions also constantly involve working outdoors in all types of terrain and in all types of weather conditions. Minimum Education and Experience Required: High School diploma and 3 years equivalent experience in an environmentally-related Àeld. Demonstrated knowledge or experience in habitat restoration projects and stock assessment projects. 1 year of experience supervising. Minimum Skills Required: Leadership, conÁict management and resolution skills. Written and verbal communication skills. Ability to manage and prioritize multiple time-sensitive tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines. Physically Àt in order to handle physical requirements of the job. Application Deadline: August 2, 2013 Interview Dates: Week of August 5, 2013 Position Start Date: August 12, 2013 Position End Date: December 13, 2013 Wage: Based on experience Send or drop off Resume with Cover Letter to: Tracy Wimbush, NWSFA Department Manager 202-2090 Coutlee Avenue Box 188, Merritt BC V1K 1B8 email: Tracy.wimbush@nicolatribal.org

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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:

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This is really a great boat!! $15,000 obo. (250)354-7471 Nelson

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Amount owing $240.00 These personal and household effects will be sold by either public or private auction on or after July 27, 2013 R. Hack Mini Storage, 2865 Pooley Ave., Merritt 250-378-5580

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

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We are currently acc cepting new clients and look forward to meetin g with you about any of your accounting & tax ation needs. We are confident our team will add value to your busi ness by providing reliable and timely accounting services, allowing you more time to grow your business .

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