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B.C. youth ambassadors crowned in Merritt By Emily Wessel THE HERALD

Three women were chosen to represent the youth of British Columbia for a year at the Merritt Civic Centre on Saturday night. Kamloops’ Casey Helgason, Penticton’s Camelia Vokey and Osoyoos’ Lauren Sherwood took the crowns at the 2013 British Columbia Ambassadors Program coronation. Each crown came with a $2,000 bursary. The Ambassadors Program offers British Columbians aged 17 to 23 bursaries and fosters leadership skills in a community-oriented competition. The 11 candidates competed in three events at the Civic Centre on Friday and Saturday, and were evaluated on criteria such as speeches about their communities, impromptu answers to questions and talent performances. On Saturday evening, emcee and former B.C. Ambassador Anna Dell handed out bursaries to the candidates. Although she wasn’t crowned, Lower Nicola’s Mary-Jo Michell took a $500 tuition bursary, a $1,000 sponsorship award from a t-shirt campaign, the $1,000 promotion award, and half of the $1,000 people’s choice award. Ladysmith’s Kelly Wallace took the other half of the

during her reign as a B.C. Ambassador. She said it was tough to balance community events with her commitment to Thompson Rivers University’s business administration program, but it was all worth it. “You only get one opportunity to do this, so you might as well make the most of it while you have the chance,” Schmietenknop said. Castlegar’s Mariah Morris said her year as one-third of the 2012 B.C. Ambassador team opened her eyes to the potential her community has as well as her own potential. “We got to travel all around the province, meet new people, and got so many opportunities we just wouldn’t have without this program,” Morris said. “There are so many scholarship opportunities that we’ve all been fortunate to have. It’s been so much fun to mentor and be role models for the other youth ambassadors from other communities.” However, the UBC Okanagan kinesiology student said with the great glitter of the B.C. Ambassador Program crown comes great responsibility. “They are role models to the youth, and their crowns should never overshadow their responsibility,” she said. Kamloops’ Casey Helgason (right) is crowned one of three B.C. Ambassadors during the youth program’s coronation at the Merritt Civic “Ambassadorship is a Centre on Saturday by 2012 B.C. Ambassador Carley Henniger (left). For more photos, see page 8. Emily Wessel/Herald lifestyle.”

people’s choice award, which went to the friendly rivals for earning the highest number of votes on the program’s website. The Nicola Valley Institute of Technology awarded a one-year scholarship to Lytton candidate Brant Webster. The candidates spent a week in Merritt preparing for the annual event. Included in that week’s activities were the three-hour knowledge exam, testing candidates’ knowledge of provincial history, politics, economics and tourism, and a chance to meet with the outgoing ambassador team. There was hardly a dry eye in the audience at the Civic Centre during the 2012 B.C. Ambassador team’s farewells. “We’re like the big sisters, which is nice,” Trail’s Carley Henniger, one of the three outgoing B.C. Ambassadors, said the day before the competition formally kicked off. The political science and international studies double-major said her year of touring the province to attend pageants and community events was very busy. “An ambassadorship is so much more than just the title you wear,” Henniger said. “It’s your life.” Kamloops’ Acacia Schmietenknop attended 17 community pageants and 120 community events in Kamloops


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Some of the Nicola Valley handlers and their pooches show off their ribbons from the Canadian National Agility Championships held at the beginning of August in Leduc, Alta. (From left) Robin Brodie, Marlene Allgrove, Austin, Peso, Kalli, Jazz, Lexus, Maureen Sanderson and Lisa Babcock. Other competitors absent from the photo are Susan Chutter and Val Davenport. Submitted

lie cross Peso picked up 16th place in the competition’s largest division (16-inch Regular) against 47 other pooches. Sanderson called Brodie’s finish impressive. Competing in her first ever nationals, Susan Chutter took home an eighth-place ribbon in the “Jumpers” event and 20th overall with her golden retriever Bella. Chutter’s other retriever, Lua, earned 29th overall for in the 16-inch Veteran Division. Merritt’s Lisa Babcock and her eightyear-old standard poodle, Lexus, stood fourth on the 22-inch Veteran Division podium. Local Val Davenport and

her 10-year-old border collie cross, Pete, stood 10th on the podium in that division as well. But it wasn’t necessarily easy for the handlers on their way to the podium. “The competition was very stiff, with numerous ‘world champion’ dogs and handlers in attendance,” Sanderson said in an email. “Some of the Nicola Valley handlers met with extra challenges as three were nursing sports injuries.” Babcock and Allgrove competed with injured ankles, while Davenport contended with a fractured elbow after a fall over a piece of agility equipment in the ring on the second

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day of competitions. Davenport said in an email her dog, Pete, also faced challenges of his own: he became deaf between regional qualifiers and nationals. “I had tried so hard to handle him only by my hand signals,”

Coutlee Ave. home invasion leads police, fire briefs Man assaulted A man living at an apartment complex on Coutlee Avenue was assaulted and robbed last Monday morning (Aug. 12) at about 1:20 a.m. The man allegedly targeted got on his bicycle and flagged down police in downtown Merritt following the home invasion, Merritt RCMP Sgt. Norm Flemming said. Flemming said the man told police he answered the door to two caucasian males, whom he estimated to be between the ages of 19 and 22, who forced their way into his home. The man told police he was grabbed by the throat and a fight ensued, resulting in the man being kicked in the head,

Flemming said. Flemming said the two men stole a metal box containing the man’s medicinal marijuanna and fled. The investigation into the matter is ongoing and police are asking anyone with information to call the Merritt RCMP detachment or Crimestoppers. False alarm At 12:24 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 9, fire crews responded to a call of an alarm from a carbon monoxide detector sounding off at a residence on Granite Place. Merritt Fire Chief Dave Tomkinson said firefighters went into the residence with

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their gas meter and determined the issue to be with the carbon monoxide detector itself, and did not detect a carbon monoxide leak. Alarm malfunction On Sunday, Aug. 11, there was a false alarm call at Collettville Elementary School, Tomkinson said. There was no mischief involved with that call as the cause of the false alarm was a malfunction in the fire alarm system, he said. Merritt detachment: (250) 378-4262 Crimestoppers: 1-800-222-TIPS

Davenport wrote. “At 10-and-a-half years old, Pete has shown his true grit by trying to understand my signals and still wagging his tail high around all the courses and greeting the other competitors all week long.”

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Nicola Valley dog owners and their pet pooches did the area proud at the 2013 Canadian National Dog Agility Championships earlier this month, with half of them placing on podiums in various categories. Eight dogs and six handlers from the local Iron Mountain Agility Center represented the Nicola Valley. Over 500 dogs from across Canada and the U.S. were entered in the competition in Leduc, Alta. from Aug. 1 to 4. The teams also earned dozens of ribbons between them in various class events. Iron Mountain Agility Center owner and instructor Maureen Sanderson and her standard poodles, eight-year-old Jazz and nine-year-old Kalli, earned third overall in each of their classes (22-inch Special Division and 16-inch Veteran Division, respectively). Marlene Allgrove and her 10-year-old Jack Russell terrier Austin scored sixth place in the “Jumpers” event and 19th overall in the 10-inch Special Division. Quilchena’s Robin Brodie and her threeyear-old border col-

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Momentum building behind Hall of Fame By Emily Wessel THE HERALD

Things are moving along behind the scenes at the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, starting with the hall’s doors now open five days a week. The Hall of Fame is run by the newly formed Canadian Country Music Heritage Society (CCMHS) and staffed mostly by volunteers. The group recently secured some federal funding for involving seniors as volunteer staff, but CCMHS president Ron Sanders said they’re looking for more volunteers. The society will hold its inaugural meeting with the public on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Sanders said the group will discuss the hall’s direction and is hopeful going forward. “We’re getting quite

Inside the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame on Quilchena Avenue. Emily Wessel/Herald

a few visitors through. We need a lot more equipment in there and some more displays and things, but that will come,” he said. As of Friday afternoon, visitors had

signed the guest book from as far away as Italy and the U.K., and many from Merritt and the surrounding areas. The formation of the CCMHS means the dissolution of the

former Merritt Walk of Stars group, which Sanders said had about 40 members and will be a committee under the umbrella group. He said the new society unites different aspects

of Merritt’s country music theme. The new group is hoping to increase its membership at the informal meeting as well as fill people in on volunteer opportunities

at the hall to keep its hours going. “We’re really starting from scratch,” he said. The CCMHS was recently denied $15,500 from city council for operations, which Sanders said was disappointing but will be revisited next year. “I can see [the city’s] point. They want to see if [the Hall of Fame] is going to run or not. I think there will be bigger and better things next year once we keep going. There’s a lot of interest right now,” he said. In the meantime, Sanders said the group is looking into more grants in order to keep the Hall of Fame open and increase its exhibits. The Hall of Fame is open Tuesdays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

City renews arena operation contract By Michael Potestio THE HERALD

Merritt city council approved a two-year extension of the city’s contract for the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena with Merritt Arena Sports (MAS) at its regular meeting on Aug. 13. The two-year extension comes in place of a fiveyear automatic renewal because operations could change hands sooner than five years from now. Since 1998, MAS has operated the facility on behalf of the city. City of Merritt Leisure Services manager Larry Plotnikoff told council it was recommended the city extend the current contract with MAS for another two years at $186,492 including taxes for the first year and

$192,087 including taxes for the second year. The motion passed unanimously. Plotnikoff fielded questions from council, stating it would be possible to obtain what the operational costs would be for the city if it were to take on the operations of the arena after the new contract expires. He also said the city will be putting out a request to other contractors who are interested in taking over operations of the arena once this current two-year extension has expired in 2015. The alternatives to the recommendation of renewal were to have the city take over the operations of the arena immediately or renew the existing contract for another five-year term. The reasoning behind a two-year renewal was that

The Nicola Valley Memorial Arena. Herald File Photo

another five-year extension would be impractical as the current operator has indicated just a two- to threeyear commitment to the operations.

A two year deal, however, gives the city time to look for alternative operators interested in running the facility long-term. It also allows time for the city

to determine if it would be interested in running the arena, allowing for a smooth transition period for the city to take on the facility.

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REMEMBER WHEN? From the Herald archives: August, 1999 Drugs, guns and two shot Merritt RCMP are still uncertain as to the motive a group of five young men had in entering a Collettville home. But they do know the five were armed, and their appearance is believed to have had something to do with a large quantity of marijuana seized at the residence. Shortly after 4 p.m. Sunday, the quiet stillness of a hot summer afternoon was shattered by a woman’s scream and gunshots fired in or near a residence on Walnut Avenue in Collettville. Police were notified there had been an attempted home invasion, and a male living at the residence had disarmed the invaders and shot at them. Inside the house lived a common-law couple in their 20s and an 18-monthold baby girl.

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Youth program president arrested

BLOWIN’ ON THE BLUES HARP Chicago-based bluesman Nigel Mack leads an energetic performance with Vancouver’s Blues Attack Band at the Desert Inn on Friday night. Emily Wessel/Herald

B.C. Ambassador Program president Mike Hume is facing charges of sexual assault, unlawful confinement and uttering threats in connection with an Aug. 8 incident in Lytton. Hume, 47, was arrested in Merritt last Tuesday without incident, Merritt RCMP Sgt. Norm Flemming said. His arrest came just days before the annual B.C. Ambassador competition at the Merritt Civic Centre held this past weekend. The program is open to young men and women aged 17 to 23 and aims to nurture leadership skills and promote education among the province’s youth. Ambassador Program organizers told the Herald on Thursday they would be carrying on with the show and focussing on getting their candidates through the weekend competition. Hume is no longer with the organization, which will seek a new president now that the weekend’s events are over. Hume has also been relieved of his duties with the Lytton First Nation Band. Hume was released on bail last week and will appear in Kamloops court again on Sept. 3.

Committee rethinks sign slogan By Michael Potestio THE HERALD

Merritt city council approved $1,500 to the Directional Signage Committee for graphic design services as the committee considers its next moves on city signage designed to attract visitors. The $1,500 was requested by the committee and approved at the Aug. 13 regular City of Merritt council meeting. Kim Vizi-Carman of Pine Rock Ridge Graphic Art and Design and signage committee member Rob Miller made a presentation to the signage committee at their July 17 meeting regarding possible graphic design ideas for future directional signage for the city and teepee signs on the highway. City councillor and interim signage committee chairperson Kurt Christopherson told council that professional help was needed to ensure qual-

ity suggestions to present to council. “We think that if you’re going to get professional help, you have to pay for it,” Christopherson said. Mayor Roline said she received a draft of the Merritt, Nicola Valley Tourism Plan, which the city has been working on with the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA). Roline said TOTA will be working with the city signage committee to create a consistent, themed message and develop a signage policy for Merritt, the priorities of which could include repair and upgrade of the three “Welcome to Merritt” teepee signs as well as a policy ensuring other signage that goes up is consistent with the Merritt theme and message. Roline recommended putting the vote for the $1,500 on hold until the drafted plan is completed and council adopts it. Coun. Mike Goetz made a motion to

approve the $1,500 pending the adoption of the plan, but the motion failed when no one seconded it. Coun. Harry Kroeker made the motion to approve the $1,500 up front and Christopherson agreed, saying although the signage committee had something “partially done,” it would be better to have the money now so they can complete something to show their partners. That motion passed unanimously. Currently, Merritt’s directional signage tagline is “Country Music Capital of Canada” but the committee is working to change the branding. One potential new tagline idea is “Heart of Country.” “TOTA’s going to work with us to refresh the branding, to make it more encompassing of what our valley is,” Roline said. Christopherson said Merritt will still be the Country Music Capital of Canada,

but that doesn’t mean it will be the city’s slogan. He said there is more to Merritt than just country music. Roline said at one time, Merritt had the slogan “A lake a day as long as you stay,” but it was too limiting.

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“That only limits us to the lakes, and that doesn’t reproduce an economic benefit to our community,” she said, noting that type of slogan doesn’t help promote Merritt’s restaurants, stores or hotels.


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NICOLA VALLEY NEWS CURB APPEAL Thomson Lawn Care’s Donna and Doug Mikalishen (left) sit in the recently landscaped corner of Lower Nicola’s Smith Pioneer Park at Earnshaw Avenue and Aberdeen Road. Donna said while working on another upgrade to the community’s park, she saw the need to give the corner visual appeal. The landscaping company built it up from two trees and some dry grass to an extension of the park at no cost. Lower Nicola Community Association president Karen Knapp (far right) said the sitting stones and walking paths are a big improvement for the community’s park. Community member and volunteer Shirley Winser (second from right) said she hopes it will encourage more people to come and use the park. Emily Wessel/Herald



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Singer pays tribute to musical gem By Michael Potestio THE HERALD

Neil Diamond is coming to town — well, sort of. Jason Scott, a Neil Diamond impersonator, will be performing at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 96 this Saturday. Scott said he decided to bring his show — titled Jason Scott’s Diamonds are Forever — to Merritt because he used to play shows here when he was a singer in various rock ’n’ roll bands during the 1980s and early ’90s. “I think Neil Diamond music, which everybody loves, would go over fantastic in Merritt. I think everybody’s going to have a good time,” Scott said. Scott said he’s been a singer for most of his life, but the decision to start the tribute act came out of the blue. One night back in 1997, Scott was at a karaoke bar with his sister. He said his sister asked him to sing her a song and she chose Love on the Rocks for him. With his back to

the bar patrons watching the Vancouver Canucks game on the screens and his focus on the song lyrics in front of him, Scott began to sing. “I didn’t realize that the Neil Diamond voice was just falling out of my face, but I hear this huge whoop from the crowd and I turn around and I

his show in Merritt on Saturday can expect to have “a really good time. “This is a completely interactive show. I’m not going to be the only one working; the crowd’s going to have to do some work too. It’s fun, it’s fast-paced, it’s fact-filled. You’re going to learn so much about Neil Diamond,”

thought the Canucks just scored,” Scott said. He soon realized the cheers were for him. From there, he saw another chance to get back in the music industry and Scott said he’s been doing his Neil Diamond act for about 16 years now. Those who attend

Scott said, noting his act includes clap-along songs, singalongs and even a dance contest with prizes. The show starts at 8 p.m. with doors opening an hour ahead. Tickets are $15. For more information, call (250) 378-5631. “It’s a celebration of Neil Diamond,” Scott said.


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HERALD OPINION Another round of liquor reforms By Tom Fletcher BLACK PRESS

VICTORIA – The BC Liberal government is ordering up another round of liquor regulation changes, looking for ways to make life easier for businesses and customers without aggravating the health and social problems associated with alcohol. Discussions with B.C.’s 10,000 liquor licence holders have identified a few problems that should be fixed. Going into a consultation phase that runs to October, the government is looking for answers to a few obvious questions, such as why it takes a pub or bar up to a year to get a licence. Another question: why can a family with under-aged children go into a licensed restaurant for lunch, but can’t go to a pub and place the exact same food and drink order? This should be allowed, perhaps until the traditional 5 p.m. “happy hour” when the pub reverts to adults-only. A couple of suggestions have come out of the healthy growth of B.C. wine, craft beer and distillery operations. Look for new licence opportunities for farmers’ markets to sell local beverages along with the produce and preserves. Letters inviting suggestions from existing licence holders have gone out, and Richmond-Steveston MLA John Yap will be meeting this fall with industry groups, local governments, police, health and social policy organizations and First Nations. A website will be put up in September so members of the public can have their say. Here’s my suggestion to start things off. Recent incidents involving so-called “party buses” shone a light on this growing industry. The sudden death of a 16-yearold on a party bus outing in Surrey in February turned out not to be alcoholrelated, but to no one’s surprise, open liquor was found aboard the bus. Open liquor isn’t allowed in any vehicle, but perhaps a new kind of special event licence could be created for party buses. They have been viewed mainly as part of the solution to impaired driving, and the situation isn’t much different from a supervised event on a boat.

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Comparing merits of Canadian cities Emily Wessel Merritt MUSINGS The other day, I stumbled across a list of the most livable cities in Canada, and couldn’t help but satisfy my curiosity to see which city topped the list. The list, compiled by personal finance website and released in March of this year, put Calgary at its number 1 spot on the Top 10 Large Cities list. Smack in the middle at number five is my hometown, Winnipeg, and Vancouver (proper,

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not the metro area) rounded out the list at number 10. (Granted, there are only about 15 cities that meet the “large cities” criterion of a population of over 400,000.) MoneySense based the findings on “all the data [they] could find” from Statistics Canada relating to factors that impact quality of life. These factors included crime rates, access to medical treatment, house prices, climate and employment. The site also tried to take into account qualitative experiences by incorporating some quantitative measurements that could indicate their prevalence, including statistics on employment opportunities in fields related to arts, sports, and theatre, to compile its eighth annual list. Although statistics can’t paint the picture

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between the numbers to capture the “vibe” of a city or the spirit of the people who reside there, they can provide a good starting point for anyone looking at comparing cities’ overall statistics on various measures. The list presents an overall score compiled by hard numerical data and should be taken at face value as such. The site also acknowledges the limitations of statistics by citing things its methodology couldn’t take into account, such as proximity to family members and other things that might impact a person’s perception of the quality of life in one city versus another. People can look at the list and apply their own ideas and experiences to it. The site also provides top-10 lists for the best places for new immi-

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grants, best places to retire and best places to raise kids. Its full methodolgy is available online. Although Merritt didn’t make it onto the list of small cities (population below 100,000), I couldn’t help but wonder where it would place. One of the criterion that the site acknowledged was missing — and not for lack of trying — was air quality. I’m sure that would be important for many Merrittonians. One commenter had what I thought was a brilliant idea: to create a model that would generate an individualized list of the top 10 Canadian cities to suit their fancy. It would allow people to rank what is important to them and weight the criteria differently to reflect the user’s unique perception of a good quality of life.

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For example, a snowmobiling fanatic would likely consider higher average snowfall a gold star on a city’s resume, while someone else might consider a close average income-house price ratio crucial to their choice of city. Similarly, access to medical care is the most important factor for some people while for others, a deciding factor might be access to public transportation. It’s probably a long shot to have that kind of thing developed, and it would still only give a rough idea of where a person might be happiest to live. When it comes down to it, people’s perception of and experience with a city are probably the biggest factors at play in their quality of life scores, and those are, by definition, impossible to measure with statistics.

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Merritt needs NDP must re-examine socialist to turn it down leanings after May election loss Dear Editor,

A significant aspect of NDP post-election soul searching, following its catastrophic defeat by the forces of free enterprise, will no doubt have to be coming to terms with the need to move the party further to the centre, away from its ideological far left-wing base. While the federal NDP appears to have decided to delete references to “socialism” from its guiding party preamble to make it more palatable politically and competitive electorally, merely removing “socialism” as a founding principle, without jettisoning its politically outdated doctrine, will not convince Canadians that the NDP is anything but a socialist party. Shakespeare perhaps said it best in Romeo and Juliet: “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Confronted with the political reality of the concept of socialism proving itself to be an abysmal failure throughout the world, being replaced by more free enterprise, less government and less social engineering, the question naturally arises as to whether B.C.’s NDP party will be able to “jump over its own ideological shadow” and abandon its traditional stand on the principles of democratic socialism, as defined in the B.C. provincial NDP constitutional preamble: “The New Democratic Party believes that social, economic and political progress in Canada can only be assured by the application of democratic socialist principles to government and the administration of public affairs ... including, where necessary, the extension of the principle of social ownership.” Stripped of its defining political raison d’être, however, NDP soul searching to remain a legitimate electoral contender in the province would make it a journey of heading somewhere into the future without the benefit of a road map and without a clear sense of its destination ... always carrying the baggage of its political past.

Neil MacLean Merritt

E.W. Bopp Tsawwassen, B.C.

Dear Editor,

Re: NDP soul search going nowhere (B.C. Views, Aug. 1)

Re: the Coldwater Hotel controversy. To the detractors of the newspaper for having published the original story, it is called freedom of speech. That the original story hurt/ offended many people has become self-evident. The hotel responded and invited the Merritt Herald to come to the hotel and see for themselves and, to the newspaper’s credit, they did so. In the future, it would be the responsible thing to do (on the newspaper’s part) to investigate

alligations such as the ones detailed in the original letter prior to publishing. This investigation could have been done and published at the same time as the original letter and everyone would have had an opportunity to digest a more balanced presentation. To the Coldwater Hotel — owners, management and staff — kudos to you for what you are attempting to do both inside and outside the hotel. A further thumbs up for being responsible landlords in that you referred your tenents who

were being evicted to ASK Wellness for assistance in finding alternate housing. To the newspaper and the Coldwater Hotel: I hope that the hotel will advise the newspaper when a suite renovation has been completed (even if this is being done one unit at a time) and that the newspaper will publish regular updates. Merrittonians are interested in what is happening in one of our premier landmark buildings.

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Here’s another suggestion. Gourmet cooking classes are becoming popular, with customers preparing and then enjoying their meals. Why not license these establishments, at least so people can bring their own wine for dinner? Both the BC Liberals and NDP have advocated for easing the archaic rules

on inter-provincial trade in wine. B.C. lifted its restrictions on mail-order wine and has urged other provinces to follow suit. There are a couple of reasons why this Prohibition-era structure persists. Liquor sales are a cash cow for provincial governments, and every case of wine brought in from elsewhere is lost profit for the provincial wholesale monopoly. Then there is

the local industry lobby that would rather not add to its competition. Premier Christy Clark pressed this point at the recent premiers’ meeting in Ontario wine country, bringing in the maximum amount of B.C. wine allowed under Ontario rules and urging free trade in Canadian wine. The Toronto media drank it up, aghast that they were barred


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Re: City of Music a go next year (Merritt Herald, July 30) Merritt is an extra loud town. I don’t mean the diesel pickups or the motorcycles or the the sawmills — I mean the music. For some strange reason, the music is played at about 25 decibels over the safe limit, and to save our souls and our sanity, someone needs to turn the volume down. Whether soothing or exciting, we all enjoy music in some form or another. But the chamber of commerce seems confused over cacophony (the loud and distorted sound of music) and of how many decibels we can safely be exposed to. Anything over 85 decibels and especially over 105 decibels is damaging to our hearing and dangerous to our health. ’Twas not the music that drove the ravens and the crows from town, nor was it the music that forced residents to close their windows on such a hot and muggy evening — ’twas the bloody head-splitting volume!

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from ordering the latest Naramata Bench tipples directly. No movement so far from the Ontario government, in a province that has done well developing its own wine industry. The B.C. government will no doubt be lobbied again to allow beer and wine sales in grocery and convenience stores. Our politicians show little interest in that, which is

understandable. The BC Liberals don’t want to upset the private liquor stores they have nurtured for a decade, and the NDP would never risk annoying the government liquor store union. There are more creative ways to liberalize alcohol sales. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and

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Osoyoos’ Lauren Sherwood, Penticton’s Camelia Vokey, and Kamloops’ Casey Helgason were crowned members of the 2013 B.C. Ambassador team. The emotional winners recieved a standing ovation following their coronation on Saturday evening.

Former B.C. Ambassador Anna Dell emceed the weekend’s events.

Logan Lake’s Brodie Klassen dressed as a miner during his community speech.


Chase’s Samantha Schneider won the talent award for her performance of the Rolf Harris skit Jake the Peg, which had the audience in stitches.

A packed house at the Merritt Civic Centre laughed and cried with the 11 B.C. Ambassador Program candidates who converged on the city for their two-day competition over the weekend. The program hands out bursaries and post-secondary scholarships to candidates from all over the province as they vie for one of three spots on a team that will spend a year representing youth and traveling around B.C. to promote education, self-esteem and leadership. All photos by Emily Wessel/Herald

Lytton’s Brant Webster performed a traditional First Nations song as his talent.

Penticton’s Camelia Vokey dressed as 1940s actor Alexis Smith during her community speech.

Lower Nicola’s Mary-Jo Michell took several awards and thousands of dollars in bursaries from the competition.

2012 B.C. Ambassador Acacia Schmietenknop holds out her hands to a shocked Lauren Sherwood as she is announced a 2013 B.C. Ambassador.

Youth ambassadors from all over the province attended and checked out the candidates’ community boards.

Michell dressed in hockey gear for her community speech.

Ladysmith’s Kelly Wallace performed a contemporary dance routine symbolizing a statue coming to life.

TUESDAY, August 20, 2013 • 9

HERALD SPORTS Merritt football player living his dream Have a sports story tip? Tell us about it by calling 250-378-4241 or emailing

By Ian Webster THE HERALD

Imagine never having played a down of organized football in your life, and then successfully making the Kamloops Broncos junior football team as a 17-year-old rookie. That’s the improbable story of Merritt’s Karun Randhawa and the far-fetched childhood dream that he has turned into a living reality. “Ever since I was 10 years old, I’ve wanted to play football,” Randhawa said. “I have an older cousin who actually played for the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds, and he was a really big influence on me.” Growing up, the odds were very much stacked against Randhawa ever getting to handle the pigskin in an organized game. After all, the Nicola Valley has no minor football program whatsoever, and Merritt Secondary School has not fielded a high school gridiron squad since the 1970s (when it produced former CFL linebacker Steve Harrison of the Ottawa Rough Riders). It took an earnest conversation with another former UBC Thunderbird player to get the ‘football’ rolling for Randhawa, who begins Grade 12 at MSS in a few weeks time. “I got a ride to one of our basketball games last year with Mr. Lancaster (a teacher at MSS and assistant coach with the senior boys’ basketball team). We got talking about football, and my dream of playing the game one day. He was an assistant coach with the Kamloops Broncos last year, and he said that he could get me a tryout with the team. I have him to thank for getting my foot in the door.” Lancaster put Randhawa in touch with Broncos head coach Duncan Olthuis, who invited the Merritt youngster to his team’s spring camp on the May long weekend. “I went up to Kamloops and stayed with a cousin,” Randhawa said. “We had two full days of practice followed by one day of scrimmages.” Randhawa conceded that everything at spring camp was a huge learning curve for him. “The first day, I didn’t even know how to put on and lace up my pads,” he said. “Luckily, the guy beside me in the locker room showed me how to put everything on.” Things went well enough at spring camp that shortly thereafter Randhawa received an email inviting him to the Broncos’ main

camp in July. “It was evident quite early that he had a lot of potential,” Olthuis said. “There’s a lot for him to learn about football, but he has tremendous athleticism, and he’s a very quick learner.” The Broncos’ main camp ran for two full weeks in the middle of July, with practices Monday to Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hillside Stadium in Kamloops. Randhawa would work all day at his family’s retail business (Bob’s Mini Mart) and then commute over to Kamloops for his workouts, which ended with a mandatory weight training session in the gym. “I was lucky enough to make the team,” Randhawa said, “so all through August, I’ve been driving to Kamloops every weekday for practices. Now we have games on the weekend, too.” Things will only get more challenging in September as Randhawa tries to fit in a rigorous football schedule with his final, BRONC BUSTER Merritt’s Karun Randhawa has made the Kamloops Broncos junior football team of the British Columbia Football all-important year of high Conference, despite having never played the game before this year. The 17-year-old Grade 12 student at Merritt Secondary School school. says that playing Canadian football has been a dream of his since he was in elementary school. Ian Webster/Herald As a first-year player, and Saturday’s game against the Okanagan Sun). just been small mistakes that have cost us. I one of only three 17-year-olds Randhawa has been assigned to some special know that we’ll get better, and we have no on the Kamloops team (junior football is for doubt in our minds that we’re going to make teams situations. young men 18-22 years of age), Randhawa’s the playoffs. We just have to get the train “I’m starting to see more of the field,” he playing time in the Broncos’ first four games going.” said. “I just love the game. I love the atmoto date has been understandably limited. Olthuis sees a bright future ahead for the sphere, and the feeling of being a big family “In the first game (against the Langley with your teammates. You have to know your walk-on with a dream from Merritt. Rams), I didn’t play at all,” Randhawa “It’s very rare for someone who’s never job, and do your job, because the guy beside said. “In the second game (versus the Valley played the game to make a junior football you is counting on it.” Huskers in Chilliwack), I played one down on The fact that the Broncos are winless after team. If he sticks with it, in a couple of years the defensive line.” their first four games (0-3-1) hasn’t dampened I think [Karun] will be very good, and one Things have really picked up for of our better defensive players.” Randhawa’s enthusiasm one bit. the Broncos’ rookie from Merritt in his “It’s been hard, and it’s been a big jump,” “We’re a young team, and we have a lot team’s last two outings (a rematch against Randhawa said, “but I love it.” of potential. In our first couple of games, it’s the Huskers on Aug. 10 and this past

The British Columbia Football Conference: turning boyz into men The BCFC was formed in 1947 with four founding members: the Vancouver Meralomas, the North Shore Lions, the Vancouver Blue Bombers and the CYO Red Raiders. Since then, there have been 23 different franchises take part in the league. Today, the BCFC is comprised of six teams: the Langley Rams, the Valley Huskers, the Okanagan Sun, the Vancouver Island

Raiders, the Westshore Rebels and the Kamloops Broncos. BCFC teams have won the national title on seven occasions: the Vancouver Blue Bombers in 1947, the Vancouver Trojans in 1982, the Okanagan Sun in 1988 and 2000, and the Vancouver Island Raiders in 2006, 2008 and 2009. The BCFC takes great pride in being a

stepping stone for players as they advance their football careers. Hundreds of BCFC graduates have gone on to play at the college, university and professional levels. Since its formation, 120 BCFC alumni have played, or are currently playing in the Canadian Football League. They include legendary Hamilton Tiger Cats kicker Paul Osbaldiston and current B.C. Lions running back Andrew Harris.

BCFC MISSION STATEMENT: The British Columbia Footbal Conference supports and advances opportunities for 18 to 22-year-olds for character building, personal health and wellbeing, leadership and skills development through playing organized and competitive Canadian football.

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: Estate of Edna Elsie Jackson, also known as Edna Jackson formerly of 1699 Tutill Court, Merritt, British Columbia Creditors and others having claims against the estate of the above deceased are hereby notiÀed under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Administrator, at 301 - 1665 Ellis Street, Kelowna, British Columbia VIY2B3, on or before September 12,2013, after which date the Administrator will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it having regard to the claims of which the Administrator then has notice. Malcolm MacCallum Administrator by PUSHOR MITCHELL LLP Lawyers Attention: JONI D. METHERELL Telephone: (250) 762-2108

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