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Petition removed from post office Relocated to area businesses By Michael Potestio THE HERALD

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The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) petition against downsizing has been removed from the Merritt post office after employees were told by Canada Post to take it out of the office. The petition calls on federal postal critic MP Robert Aubin to tell Steven Fletcher, the minister responsible for Canada Post, to instruct the company to halt any potential changes to the Merritt office. Merritt post office shop steward Lana McKnight said the removal of the petition was to be expected. “That was OK, we got the ball rolling,” McKnight said of the union’s effort to ensure the Merritt post office is not downsized. Canada Post spokesperson John Caines said it’s against Canada Post policy to have the petition in the building. “It’s a workplace. We don’t put petitions in the workplace,” Caines told the Herald. “They know better than to put one there.” McKnight said the local post office received a call from Canada Post in Ottawa informing them to remove the petition shortly after a story about the petition appeared in the Aug. 22 edition of the Merritt Herald. Since then, the employees have found 30 businesses around Merritt that will allow them to house the petition in their buildings. On Friday, Kamloops-area CUPW president Bob Mitchell visited Merritt to meet with people at the businesses displaying the petition to discuss the issue and answer any questions they have regarding the potential downsizing. Mitchell also said Merritt is not the only branch of the union with a peti-

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tion to stop it. “Petitions are ongoing all across the country,” Mitchell said. Mitchell said employees got away with having the petition in the office for a while because it’s “kind of an out-ofthe-way location.” Though unsure of the exact number of signatures on the petition so far, Mitchell said he suspects they are above 400 signatures and closing in on 500. Upon reaching 500 signatures, Mitchell said he hopes to meet with Okanagan-Coquihalla MP Dan Albas in Merritt. Once the Merritt office petition reaches 750 signatures, Mitchell said they will send it to the federal postal critic in Ottawa. Although the petition has no ability to obligate the federal government to stop any potential changes, Mitchell said he hopes it will influence the Conservatives. Canada Post officials have met with business leaders, chambers of commerce members and local elected officials across Canada on the subject, but have no plans to meet with Merritt stakeholders. “We’re going to wrap it up now. We’ve had close to 50 [meetings] already,” Caines said. Caines said Canada Post selects sympathizers and critics alike to attend these meetings. Mitchell said he thinks if that were true, the meetings would be open to anyone and not by invitation only. Caines also said the general public can go online to the Canada Post website to give the Crown corporation input on the issue. People can visit canadapost.ca and click on the “future of Canada Post” icon in the top right corner of the webpage to submit their input.

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Council OKs camera for fire dept. Also hears plans for old teen centre City council voted to approve a piece of critical equipment to the Merritt Fire Rescue Department’s operations at last Tuesday’s regular council meeting. Council unanimously approved $11,769.65 to replace the MFRD’s broken thermal imaging camera, the funds for which are to come from the council’s contingency fund. “For just under $12,000, it’s a pricey piece of equipment, but it’s something we use on a daily basis,� Merritt Fire Chief Dave Tomkinson said, adding it is a critical piece of equipment to their operations. A thermal imaging camera renders infrared radiation as visible light, allowing firefighters to see areas of heat through smoke, darkness, or heat-permeable barriers. Tomkinson told council the fire department has two thermal imaging cameras which assist its initial attack

team in finding victims or the seat of a fire. They also assist the Rapid Intervention Team, tasked with search and rescue of downed firefighters. After a fire, the camera is also used to search for hot spots, which reduces water damage and time spent on the scene. “The camera has countless other uses on and off the fire ground, and is occasionally loaned to the RCMP to conduct surveillance operations,� Tomkinson told council. Tomkinson said he’s unaware of how the camera, now inoperable, broke. He said it is checked on a daily basis and one day in August, during a daily equipment check, firefighters discovered the camera to be inoperable. After that, they sent the camera to the repair centre in Edmonton, where technicians sent it back in pieces.

Tomkinson said he was informed the cost to repair the camera far outweighed its value. Its warranty expired in 2009.

install a water meter for the water line running into the Kengaard Learning Centre to accommodate the fire sprinkler system.

Water meter study a no-go for now City council decided not to act at this time on a request to read water meters in Merritt. At the July 9 regular council meeting, Chair of the Water Resource Advisory Committee Ginny Prowal requested the city create a list of residential water meters in Merritt and take a one-time reading of those meters. Upon reviewing the costs that would be involved in the list and reading, Public Works Superintendent Darrell Finnigan advised council not to act on the request at this time. Council voted 6-1 not to act on Prowal’s request. Coun. Clara Norgaard opposed the recommendation. Council also unanimously agreed not to

From teen centre to kids centre Council also heard a delegation from Lenora Fletcher, executive director of Merritt Youth and Family Resources Society, on the organization’s plans to use the old teen centre building on Coldwater Avenue as a place for kids up to 12. Fletcher said MYFRS is looking to obtain a resolution from council regarding the renewal of their lease. “We don’t want to compete with the centre that we used to provide,� Fletcher said, noting MYFRS wants to focus on a group that doesn’t have full access to social services. She also said they’re looking at having the Boys and Girls Club use the building.

They will be meeting with members from Kamloops Boys and Girls Club and the regional representative will be coming to meet with them later this month, Fletcher said. She said they plan to be not-for-profit and although they will have fee-based services, they’ll also have some free programs. Mayor Susan Roline said she’s glad the society is moving in another direction with the facility. “Hopefully it is more conducive to how the city expects them to use that building. If they went into too much of a commercial operation, it changes the whole use of that building,� Roline said. The building sits on city property but is owned by MYFRS and the area is zoned for public use, Roline said. City council is expected to respond to the request by the next regular meeting on Sept. 24.

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NICOLA VALLEY NEWS PEDESTRIAN STRUCK IN COLLETTVILLE Emergency crews assess a pedestrian hit at Lindley Creek Road and Fir Avenue on Saturday at about 3:45 p.m. RCMP officers took witness statements while paramedics and firefighters attended to the man. He was transported to the Nicola Valley Hospital and Health Centre and released the next day. Emily Wessel/Herald

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Event opens book on suicide in valley By Emily Wessel THE HERALD

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Last Tuesday marked the 11th annual World Suicide Prevention Day and the first informative and commemorative event for the day held in Merritt. The inter-agency suicide intervention committee, which is comprised of members from various social and health agencies as well as the school district, presented the event, which included presentations on the myths and facts about suicide, statistics, a video presentation on how to handle concern for someone, and a panel discussion wherein people shared their experiences with suicide. Some people talked of losing loved ones while others reflected on their own suicide attempts or ideations. The night’s theme was “Stigma: a major barrier for suicide prevention.” “The reason we’re here tonight is that one of the major causes of stigma is simply lack of knowledge and awareness,” opening presenter and Nicola Family Therapy counsellor MJ

Berezan said. She added the purpose of the event was to reduce stigma by increasing public awareness and challenging negative attitudes toward mental illness. The B.C. Coroners Service reports an average of 98 suicide deaths per year in the B.C. Interior based on numbers between 2002 and 2011. In total, the coroners service reports just over 500 suicide deaths per year on average around the province based on numbers between those same years. Berezan discussed the risk factors that impact suicidality, including depression, substance issues, a sense of hopelessness, loss, access to lethal means, and even having someone in a person’s life die by suicide. Berezan said these are called “cluster suicides,” wherein a network of people who are personally connected die by suicide. Berezan said the formation of the committee shows how seriously mental health professionals in the valley take suicide, and getting the organizations to work together is one of the ways they fight suicide. “We’ve had situations

in the community where there was a suicide, and we immediately met as agencies and the school district to talk about who might be at risk because they were close to this person or because they were connected in some way,” Berezan said. Interior Health adult mental health and addictions counsellor Mary Ramsey said the phrase “commit suicide” is one of the symptoms of the stigma associated with it. “Sometimes we need to watch our language around suicide. That really emphasizes that it’s sort of a criminal act, and it’s not,” she said, adding that it’s often associated with mental health issues. Ramsey said Merrittonians have access to many resources to help with mental illness and related problems. Ramsey said the most important reason to talk about suicide is to save lives, and supporting those who’ve lost people to suicide, who’ve thought about it, or who are worried about someone is the next best reason. A large portion of the

event focused on youth suicide and prevention. “Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the world, especially among young people,” Ramsey said. Berezan said hopelessness is one of the big risk factors that youth face. “They have so few years of experience to realize that things will get better or that things can change,” she said during her presentation. Youth counsellor Tony Broman said it’s been a tough year for area youth dealing with suicide ideation, attempts, or the aftermath of a suicide death. “It’s been a really hard year for kids. I’m not sure why it’s different, but in about eight-and-a-half months now, [I’ve seen] at least 20 kids specifically for suicide-related thoughts or actions. It’s very high compared to other years I’ve been doing this work,” Broman said. Broman also discussed ways people can help their friends or family members should they be worried. If people are concerned, Broman suggested they ask specific, direct questions

to find out if the person is suicidal, to not leave the person alone, to make specific social obligations with that person to keep them connected, and to hand them off to someone who can handle it better, such as an adult or a professional counsellor. “If you don’t get the sense that they’re safe on their own, that you can walk away and say “Have a good weekend” or “Have a good evening,” it’s probably better not to leave them.” Broman also said anyone who has immediate concerns can call the Interior Health crisis hotline at 1-888-353-2273. Ramsey said suiciderelated hospitalizations cost Interior Health Authority over $20 million in 2010. “Suicide affects everybody, whether it’s directly, through contact with individuals, or through our pocketbooks. It’s an equalopportunity illness,” Ramsey said. “We really need to start talking about it, because not talking about it isn’t working.” About 50 people attended the event, which ended with a candlelight vigil outside the college.

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REMEMBER WHEN? From the Herald archives: September, 1934 Hunters, now dead, used gun as prop, declares official Dr. A. H. Bayne, president of the Kamloops Fish and Game Protective Association, offers the following advice at this time: “Hunters beware, let us exercise the greatest caution in the handling of firearms during the hunting season. Every year fatalities take place that by the use of good sportsmanship or care could have been prevented; moving bushes may not have a deer behind them, it may be your best pal or some kid’s dad. Don’t shoot, see your game plainly, call your shot mentally, just be a good sport. Remember when getting over a fence not to use your gun as a support. It makes a darn poor assistant.”


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3-D printer demo in Merritt By Emily Wessel THE HERALD

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Imagine a printer that can print anything — shoes, tools, even food — and do it all in three dimensions. It may sound like science fiction but it’s real, and Merrittonians will get a chance to see a 3-D printer in action at the library next Tuesday. The Merritt library and Friends of the Library have partnered to bring Kelownabased Nick Gates to town to demonstrate 3-D printing. “This is cuttingedge and we don’t get things like that in Mer-

ritt,” library manager Deborah Merrick said. Though it’s cutting edge, the technology for 3-D printing isn’t new. It started in the 1980s and was used mainly in industrial settings for prototyping. Now, however, it’s becoming more and more common, even finding its way into people’s homes. Most 3-D printers work in one of two ways: by scanning or sketching an object’s “blueprint” into the software, then building up the replica one drop of plastic resin at a time; or by scanning the “blueprint” into the software and using

lasers to fuse powder or metal together in the object’s shape. Not only are 3-D printers being used for day-to-day objects, but scientists are working on printing organs infused with real human tissue cells with the hope of using them for transplants. “They’ve printed things like bicycles, even a little tiny 3-D liver. They’ve done a 3-D dress. Every single part of our society is going to be affected by it,” Merrick said, adding it could have a huge impact on carbon emissions and the environment as it increases in popularity.

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“If a small piece breaks off on something that you have, you’ll be able to print off that little piece rather than having to buy an entire new unit. Right now, we just throw things away, and it’s unsustainable.” Merrick said the idea for the presentation came from a conversation with Friends of the Library Chair Elizabeth Salomon-deFriedberg about bringing advanced technology to the people of Merritt. “There’s a variety of things he’ll be able to make. The part I think is really exciting is that the audience

can make suggestions and he’ll do them,” Salomon-de-Friedberg said. “It’s a learning experience for everybody.” Salomon-de-Friedberg added if there’s enough interest, the Friends of the Library could do a similar presentation again. “Knowledge is what the library’s all about,” she said. Merrick said the 50 spots for the presentation are filling up quickly, and anyone interested should register by calling the library at 378-4737. The presentation starts at 5 p.m. on Sept. 24.

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Spences Bridge to keep TV, radio rebroadcast

NATURAL BEAUTY This Western Tanager was snapped by Nicola Naturalist Society member Alan Burger in the Merritt area before the common breeding bird takes off to spend the winter in the warm tropics. Photos like this one will be on display at the Nicola Naturalist Society’s annual nature photo show at NVIT on Thursday. The event is open to members and the public by donation and starts at 7 p.m. in room U001. Alan Burger/Nicola Naturalist Society

The people of Spences Bridge have voted to keep their radio and TV rebroadcasting services. Forty-one per cent of respondents to a Thompson-Nicola Regional District survey issued in the summer were in favour of the TNRD continuing to collect taxes for rebroadcasting T.V. and radio services in the service area. Twenty-four per cent were in favour of only radio rebroadcasts and 35 per cent were against the service entirely. Of the 181 residents in the service area, 51 responded to the survey. A recent review of the service showed residential properties in the service area pay an average of $29.87 for the radio and TV rebroadcasting services. The service, delivered by the Spences Bridge Community Club, allows residents to watch TV or listen to CBC Radio without paying for Internet or satellite service. The TNRD will continue to collect taxes to retain a provider for the rebroadcasting service.

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HERALD OPINION NDP needs to look to past to secure future By Dale Bass

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Live long enough and you can see history repeated again — and again and again. So it is with the B.C. NDP, which has gone public with the most-recent fracture, this one manifesting itself as Forward BC NDP. I’m old enough to remember Mel Watkins and Jim and Robert Laxer, the triumvirate that created the Waffle — a splinter group of the federal NDP that drew its name, if you believe urban legend, from a statement by then-MP Ed Broadbent, who spoke about people in his party “waffling to the left and right.” The goal was to push the party, then under the leadership of David Lewis, further to the left and away from its over-dependence on the labour movement for support, money — and policies. The NDP itself was created through party splinters, a history that began with the Territorial Grain Growers Association in Saskatchewan and went through many permutations to eventually become the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation and, under Tommy Douglas, the NDP. While dissatisfaction and ad-hoc groups within political parties isn’t unique to the left side of the spectrum, this latest incarnation in B.C. will be fascinating to watch. Already, if he followed his plans, Adrian Dix has told his caucus whether he wants to remain as leader. The rest of us are supposed to learn this sometime next week. I’m betting Dix has already seen a document that has been making the rounds, a one-pager with the blunt title “How to Fix the B.C. NDP in Three Easy Steps.”

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Emily Wessel Merritt MUSINGS A routine pat down at a Colombian airport last week led to the seizure of over four pounds of cocaine from a Canadian woman. A customs officer noted the woman’s pregnant belly seemed unusually cold and hard, and eventually discovered it was a removable belly with drugs

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stashed inside. Reading that the 28-year-old could face five to eight years in a Colombian jail got me thinking about the big risks people take — and for what? What amount of money is worth five to eight years of your life? The show Banged Up Abroad (rebranded as Locked Up Abroad for U.S. networks) looks at the consequences people face for making decisions similar to this woman’s. The series documents the tales of travellers who’ve been incarcerated in foreign countries through a mixture of interviews and reenactments. Some of the episodes stem from situations that are out of the person’s control, such as hostage situations or political coups, but the vast majority of the episodes centre on people caught smuggling drugs. They all have their reasons for it. Most are strapped for cash and utterly desperate when they meet

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someone who promises them big money in exchange for a bit of travel and very little work. Many times, these naive drug mules are then coerced into trafficking much larger quantities of drugs at the hands of the drug lord in the foreign country. Many fear lethal repercussions if they refuse. In one episode, a Scottish sailing instructor hired to sail down to Greece and then across the Atlantic Ocean gets entangled in drug trafficking. Donald McNeil, threatened by gangs and drug lords, saw two options: risk his life by refusing the gangsters’ demands, or risk his future if he got caught. McNeil chose to try his hand at smuggling with the faint hope of coming out alive. When he was caught and sentenced to six years and eight months in a violent Venezeulan prison, McNeil’s hope of getting out of the situation with his life

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dwindled. But he survived, and chronicled his experiences in the book Journey to Hell. The interview segments of McNeil’s episode ranged from disturbing detail about the goingson inside that prison to heartwrenching talk of missing milestones in his daughter’s life and his more recent attempts to repair their destroyed relationship. The Canadian Press reports 874 foreigners are locked up in Colombia, mostly on drug charges. It’s hard to identify with some of these people in their extraordinary circumstances or to imagine being stuck in such a bad spot that you think — and you may be correct — your only way out alive is to gamble your entire future on it. This 28-year-old Canadian woman, who was reported to be a social worker, did exactly that, and lost.

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A FOND FAREWELL City Furniture owner Das Kandola opens a goodbye gift from store employees at a chamber of commerce “business after business” networking event at the store on Thursday evening. The event doubled as a send-off party for Kandola, who has relocated to West Kelowna to open a new store. Kandola said over 200 people attended the event throughout the evening. Emily Wessel/Herald

CELEBRATING IN STYLE Ethan Jacob runs with a couple of balloons during the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology’s 30th anniversary celebration on Wednesday, Sept. 11. Ethan’s mom, Monica Jacob, is a student at NVIT. Michael Potestio/Herald

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Intimidation the root of trouble at city hall Dear Editor, With regard to the alleged incident involving Coun. Kroeker and the mayor’s husband, Sam Roline, there seems to be a field day regarding who is to blame. What seems to be lost in the shuffle is just how inexcusable, unacceptable and reprehensible is the fact that an attempt was made to intimidate a councillor for views expressed in a

public council meeting. I’m sorry our mayor seems disturbed by the manner in which concerns are sometimes dealt with in council meetings. So am I. However, the salient issue here is that a councillor was allegedly intimidated for what happened in a council meeting. Do we all have to be so careful of what we may or may not say at a public meeting that we live in fear that we will be waylaid in a

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boggles the mind. Why would any sane person run for an elected position if they had to fear that someone may take exception to their views and threaten them? This is the issue – not some lame smoke screen of who did what to whom. This issue strikes at the heart of who we are as a people. We cannot let fear and intimidation rule the day. Some good old-

‘Why would any sane person run for an elected position if they had to fear that someone may take exception to their views and threaten them?’ — CITY COUNCILLOR KURT CHRISTOPHERSON

back alley by someone who didn’t like what we said? And don’t ever forget – this was not just some random

member of the public, this was the mayor’s husband. This is so wrong for so many reasons that it

fashioned journalistic detective work might be in order – if you can find anybody who isn’t afraid to talk! I’m being facetious, but isn’t it interesting how fear and intimidation can take away our sense of well-being and independence. Kurt Christopherson City councillor Merritt

Centralized control of NDP part of its downfall From Page 6 A copy of it landed on my desk earlier this week and, while it identifies Dix as one of the problems to be addressed — a fact anyone who supports the party likely already realizes given how Dix lost the election that should have been a cakewalk for his party — it points the finger at two others. Fundamentally, the document notes, the party is controlled by the leader, the party president (Moe Sihota) and its provincial secretary (Jan O’Brien), yet another triumvirate that oversees hiring, firing, policy development and

all those details that create the foundation upon which decisions are made. The secretary is hired by the provincial executive, which is controlled by the president. The president is elected at conventions — the next one for the NDP is in November, so the timing of the Forward group’s introduction is likely due to someone with a close eye on the calendar. This new splinter group has the obvious goals: Overthrow the executive, modernize the party’s technology, invest in staffing and come up with a platform that appeals to voters, all while not forcing out the

veterans who have always been there, true believers who are used to defeat. All good intentions, but I think the biggest mistake this group is making comes in its assertion nostalgia no longer plays a role. If anything, it should be the driving force if the party is to redesign itself — the secret to success is not to ignore the past, but to completely embrace it. Go back to the goal of Watkins and the Laxers. Be the truly identifiable left-wing — dare I say socialist? — party and forget about trying to create some sort of haphazard coalition to get elected. Quit worrying about

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‘Quit worrying about pollsters and positioning and talk about things that matter to real people.’ — KTW COLUMNIST DALE BASS

pollsters and positioning and talk about things that matter to real people. Stop shaping the message and reworking it into perfect sound bites and quotes. Draw your inspira-

tion from the past, from Douglas, who dared to stand up and say Canadians deserve universal health care and who stared Pierre Trudeau in the eye and voted against the War Measures Act. Find people who can do this and then let them do it. Take the controls off them and let them speak in a way I suspect Dix wanted to during the past campaign, but was told doing so would not get him elected. Stand out from the others and give voters a true choice. Or, keep losing. Dale Bass is a reporter with Kamloops This Week.

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B.C. unions pledge partnership on LNG By Tom Fletcher BLACK PRESS tfletcher@blackpress.ca

Construction union leaders emerged from a meeting with Premier Christy Clark Monday with a deal to work as “equal partners” on trades training for liquefied natural gas and other industrial development. B.C. Federation of Labour president Jim Sinclair and Tom Sigurdson, executive director of the B.C. and Yukon Building and Construction Trades Council, said they want to put political differences with the B.C. Liberal government behind them. “During the course of the election campaign, Christy Clark was the only leader who wore a hardhat,” Sigurdson told reporters after a meeting at Clark’s Vancouver office. “And I can assure you that what I’m

Union leaders meet with Premier Christy Clark in Vancouver. B.C. government photo

trying to do is put a couple of union stickers on there.” Sinclair, more familiar with speaking at protest rallies against the government, said skills training is in a “crisis” that needs cooperation. “It’s obvious the LNG is a critical part of our future,” Sinclair said. “It’s not the only part where skill shortages exist. The mining industry, the forest

industry, the other energy industries, and many other places require skilled trades.” Clark said a committee representing government, employers and unions has a target of Sept. 30 to formalize a plan for increased trades training. Skills training was a major focus of the spring election campaign, with NDP leader

Adrian Dix promising to return unions to a partnership he said was left out by the government’s Industry Training Authority. Since winning a majority government, Clark has promised to review many functions of the B.C. government, including the structure of the Industry Training Authority.

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Marijuana legalization drive begins By Tom Fletcher BLACK PRESS tfletcher@blackpress.ca

A 90-day countdown began Monday for a petition drive to force the effective legalization of simple possession of marijuana in B.C. Volunteers for Sensible B.C., led by long-time drug legalization advocate Dana Larsen, have until Dec. 5 to collect more than 400,000 signatures. Using the same law that forced repeal of the harmonized sales tax, the petition to trigger a province-wide referendum needs support from 10 per cent of registered voters in each of B.C.’s 85 electoral districts. Larsen has proposed that B.C. go around the federal prohibition with a “Sensible Policing Act” that would disallow the use of B.C. police resources to prosecute simple possession of small amounts of pot by adults. Marijuana possession cases still account for 60 per cent of drug violation reports to police in B.C., according to Statistics Canada figures from 2012. But the number of cases declined 10 per cent from 2011. There were 25,432

police-reported incidents of all types of drug offences in B.C. last year, a 7.4 per cent decline from 2011. Marijuana trafficking cases declined more than 20 per cent to 1,006 incidents, and importation and exportation of marijuana declined by 40 per cent. Marijuana growing cases declined 4.6 per cent, following a 28.6 Dana Larsen is hoping to stop prosecution of people for simple mariper cent drop in 2011. juana possession. Black Press file photo

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Successful season wraps up at Eagle Motorplex Merritt racer takes high school title in her first year on the quarter-mile track By Ian Webster THE HERALD

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Sixteen-year-old Danielle ‘Dani’ Eaton’s first season of quartermile drag racing won’t be one she’ll soon forget. The Grade 11 student at Merritt Secondary School won the high school championship on Saturday during the final weekend of racing at the Eagle Motorplex facility outside Ashcroft. Driving her family’s Ford F350 pickup (or grocery-getter as her mom likes to call it), Eaton picked up enough points to defeat Ryleen Ross from Kamloops for the overall title. Eaton needed a little help from a new friend in order to even be able to race on Saturday. Upon arrival at the track, she discovered that she had forgotten her mandatory racing helmet at home. A call for help over the track’s PA system brought the much-needed response. “Garfield Coates, a veteran racer and retired school teacher from Kamloops, came over and gave me a brand new helmet,” said Eaton. “He said I could even keep it.” While Eaton knew that Coates had run the high school drag racing program at Westsyde Secondary for over 20 years before retiring, she only learned this weekend that he had even taught at Merritt Secondary for two years near the end of his

FAST FRIENDS (Above) A proud Dani Eaton stands beside her ride (a Ford F350 pickup) with her new helmet and her good buddy Yogi (an eight-week-old pup she acquired from Angel’s Animal Rescue). (Left) Eaton goes to the line against Rylen Ross from Kamloops. Ian Webster/Herald

career. “He told me the helmet was a welcome to high school racing,” Eaton said. “That was pretty special.” Eaton is very proud of her first season stats, which include a best reaction time at the start of 0.012 seconds, a best quarter-mile time of 15.22 seconds, and a top-end speed of 94 miles per hour. Eaton comes by her interest in drag racing honestly. Her mom, Jen, runs a 1967 Ford Mustang in the no box class, while her dad, Mike, heads up a pit crew that includes Dani’s 15-year-old brother Wyatt. “That’s what I like about the sport,” said Dani. “It’s all about families. Everybody’s really friendly, and tries to make sure that you have a good time.” The Ware foursome from Merritt are of the same mind. The

EAGLE MOTORPLEX YEAR-END RESULTS Merritt/Nicola Valley Racers

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Ryan Ware

FAMILY FEUD Ryan Ware (on the bike) and his wife Carrie (on the sled) square off during time trials on Saturday at the Eagle Motorplex in Ashcroft. Ian Webster/Herald

Crew Chief of the Year Mike Eaton husband-and-wife team of Ryan and Carrie take care of the racing at the moment while their two young sons, Charlie and Liam, are their biggest cheerleaders. Ryan, in his first year of racing on his 2007 Suzuki 1300cc motorbike, had a breakthrough on the weekend, recording the first “nine” of his

CLASSY CHASSIS They don’t get much nicer-looking than Rae Caswell’s 1927 Ford Roadster. The Lower Nicola racer finished third overall in the box class. Ian Webster/Herald

brief career. In time trials, he hit a 9.972 for the quarter mile, topping out at 134.99 miles per hour. “I’ve been trying all year to go under 10 [seconds],” Ware said. “This has made my whole weekend.” At Saturday night’s awards banquet, Ware was chosen Rookie of the Year, while Mike Eaton picked up Crew Chief of the Year honours.

WHEELY QUICK Jen Eaton gets the front end of her 1967 Ford Mustang airborne at the start of her race in the no box class at the Eagle Motorplex. Ian Webster/Herald

SPEED FIEND When she isn’t busy nursing, 22-year-old Amelia Mackay-Smith enjoys going fast behind the wheel of her rearengine dragster. The Merritt Secondary School graduate placed 12th overall in the very competitive no box. Ian Webster/Herald


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Lost & Found Lost Cat at Calling Lake on Sept. 2. Female Ragdoll named Mama. Reward offered. Call 604-745-3584. Lost keys - black Kelowna Nissan key fob. Lost in Bench (gasoline alley area). Please drop off at the Merritt Herald. Missing - black cat in the Diamondvale area. Answers to the name Suze, has tattoo, phone 250-378-2122 Rabbit found on Armstrong Street - Call 250-378-9456 to claim

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The Upper Nicola Band “Head Startâ€? program is looking for a positive, motivated and enthusiastic individual to be a part of the Head Start team at Douglas Lake. The successful applicant will possess a current Early Childhood Educator certiĂ€cate with infant/toddlers and special needs certiĂ€cation. • A drivers license is required • A criminal record check is mandatory. • References required Please forward your resume to the: Upper Nicola Head Start Program Box 3700 Merritt BC, V1K 1B8 or email it to: headstart@uppernicolaband.com Attention: Lynne Bomford CLOSING DATE: SEPTEMBER 19, 2013

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Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Section 254 of the Community Charter, properties listed hereunder will be offered for sale for recovery of outstanding property taxes on Monday, September 23, 2013, beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the Council Chamber at the Merritt City Hall at 2185 Voght Street, Merritt, B.C., unless delinquent taxes plus interest thereon are sooner paid. Payment for either settlement of outstanding taxes or purchase of property at Tax Sale shall be Cash, Money Order, CertiÀed Cheque or Bank Draft. The minimum bid on a property will be the upset price for that speciÀc property and is subject to change until the time of the Tax Sale. It should be noted that the sale is not Ànal and that the purchase is subject to redemption within one year from the day the annual sale began. Redemption price will be the upset price at time of tax sale plus any taxes paid by the purchaser, plus interest as set by the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development on the preceding and on any surplus bid. NOTE: Purchase of a Tax Sale Property is subject to tax under the Property Transfer Tax Act. The tax is based on fair market value and calculated at a rate of 1% on the Àrst $200,000.00 of value and 2% on the balance.

Delinquent Properties as of 10:00 am September 13, 2013 A more current list can found on the City of Merritt’s webpage www.merritt.ca

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3 bdrm dble wide w/basement, lge yard in Lower Nicola. $850/mth Call 250-378-5268 5 bdrm, 3 full bath, big garage quiet new area. Avail Oct 1 250-378-1997 or 378-6932 Avail. Sept. 1, 2 bdrm mobile home, w/ small add-on. Washer/Dryer, fridge/stove, & util. included. Fenced yard, close to schools & town. $975/mth. Ph: 250-378-0887.

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Civic & Legal Address 1986 DOUGLAS ST - Lot: 25, Block:, Plan: KAP14631, District Lot: 122 1672 DOUGLAS ST - Lot: 28, Block:, Plan: KAP20245, District Lot: 122 2079 GRANITE AVE - Lot: 13, Block: 10, Plan: KAP1, District Lot: 125 2869 CRANNA CRES - Lot: 39, Block:, Plan: KAP22549, District Lot: 122 2090 GRANITE AVE - Lot: 10, Block: 15, Plan: KAP1, District Lot: 125 1999 GARCIA ST - Lot: 10, Block: 15, Plan: KAP1, District Lot: 125 2049 QUILCHENA AVE - Lot: 16, Block: 15, Plan: KAP1, District Lot: 125 2928 TELEMON PL - Lot: E, Block: , Plan: KAP36400, District Lot: 122 7 - 1703 MENZIES ST - Lot: 7, Block: , Plan: KAS3157 , District Lot: 122 2070 QUILCHENA AVE - Lot: 7, Block: 18, Plan: KAP1, District Lot: 125 1399 PARCEL ST - Lot: 1 , Block: 31, Plan: KAP1652 , District Lot: 125 2175 QUILCHENA AVE - Lot: A , Block: , Plan: KAP87015, District Lot: 123 1501 COLDWATER AVE - Lot: 9, Block: 7, Plan: KAP1219 , District Lot: 125 1499 COLDWATER AVE - Lot: 10, Block: 7, Plan: KAP1219 , District Lot: 125 2237 PARKER DR - Lot: 5, Block: 1, Plan: KAP10096, District Lot: 181 2499 IRVINE AVE - Lot: 21, Block: , Plan: KAP26654, District Lot: 121 2732 GRANDVIEW HTS - Lot: 5 , Block: , Plan: KAP60575, District Lot: 1 - 1098 HOUSTON ST - Lot: , Block: , Plan:, District Lot: 3 - 1098 HOUSTON ST - Lot: , Block: , Plan:, District Lot: 5 - 1098 HOUSTON ST - Lot: , Block: , Plan:, District Lot: 35 - 1098 HOUSTON STREET - Lot: , Block:, Plan:, District Lot: 37 - 1098 HOUSTON ST - Lot: , Block:, Plan:, District Lot: 44 - 1098 HOUSTON ST - Lot: , Block:, Plan:, District Lot: 54 - 2776 CLAPPERTON AVE - Lot:, Block:, Plan:, District Lot: 67 - 2776 CLAPPERTON AVE - Lot:, Block:, Plan:, District Lot: 98 - 2776 CLAPPERTON AVE - Lot:, Block:, Plan:, District Lot: 1 - 1226 MCMILLAN RD - Lot: , Block: , Plan: , District Lot: 5 - 1226 MCMILLAN RD - Lot: , Block:, Plan: , District Lot: 14 - 1226 MCMILLAN RD - Lot: , Block:, Plan:, District Lot: 9 - 1401 NICOLA AVE - Lot:, Block:, Plan:, District Lot: 106 - 1401 NICOLA AVE - Lot: , Block: , Plan: , District Lot: 2675 CLAPPERTON AVE - Lot: 4, Block:, Plan: KAP13577, District Lot: 122 1401 PINE ST - Lot: 1, Block: 4, Plan: KAP561, District Lot: 126 1428 COLLETT ST - Lot: 18, Block: 4, Plan: KAP561, District Lot: 126 1275 MIDDAY VALLEY RD - Lot: 7, Block:, Plan: KAP83592, District Lot: 1403 GOVERNMENT AVE - Lot: B, Block:, Plan: KAP81429, District Lot: 173 1651 HILL ST - Lot: 7, Block: 2, Plan: KAP799, District Lot: 173 2653 PRIEST AVE - Lot: 14, Block:, Plan: KAP11984, District Lot: 123 6B - 1500 SPRING ST - Lot:, Block: , Plan:, District Lot: 10 - 1500 SPRING ST - Lot:, Block: , Plan:, District Lot: 2135 DOUGLAS ST - Lot: 1, Block: , Plan: KAS531, District Lot: 123 2137 DOUGLAS ST - Lot: 2, Block: , Plan: KAS531, District Lot: 123 2139 DOUGLAS ST - Lot: 3, Block: , Plan: KAS531, District Lot: 123 2141 DOUGLAS ST - Lot: 4, Block: , Plan: KAS531, District Lot: 123 2143 DOUGLAS ST - Lot: 5, Block: , Plan: KAS531, District Lot: 123 2145 DOUGLAS ST - Lot: 6, Block: , Plan: KAS531, District Lot: 123 2147 DOUGLAS ST - Lot: 7, Block: , Plan: KAS531, District Lot: 123 2149 DOUGLAS ST - Lot: 8, Block: , Plan: KAS531, District Lot: 123 2866 CLAPPERTON AVE - Lot: 21, Block: , Plan: KAP28057, District Lot: 122 4 - 2390 SEYOM CRES - Lot: 4, Block: , Plan: KAS3465, District Lot: 124 5 - 2390 SEYOM CRES - Lot: 5, Block: , Plan: KAS3465, District Lot: 124 6 - 2390 SEYOM CRES - Lot: 6, Block: , Plan: KAS3465, District Lot: 124 7 - 2390 SEYOM CRES - Lot: 7, Block: , Plan: KAS3465, District Lot: 124 8 - 2390 SEYOM CRES - Lot: 8, Block: , Plan: KAS3465, District Lot: 124 2301 NICOLA AVE - Lot: 20, Block: 5, Plan: KAP1, District Lot: 124 1521 FIR AVE - Lot: 1, Block: , Plan: KAP21323, District Lot: 1991 MORRISSEY ST - Lot: 15, Block: 2, Plan: KAP11233, District Lot: 2350 LANGLEY ST - Lot: 28, Block:, Plan: KAP20926, District Lot: 124 2326 GARCIA ST - Lot: A, Block:, Plan: KAP72642, District Lot: 124 MERRITT AVE - Lot: 1, Block:, Plan: KAP38721, District Lot: 124 2350 VOGHT ST - Lot: A, Block:, Plan: KAP26552, District Lot: 124 2125 BLACKWELL AVE - Lot: 28, Block:, Plan: KAP1428, District Lot: 124

Ben Currie, Deputy Financial Services Manager City of Merritt (250)378-4224

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Merritt Herald, September 17, 2013