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Merritt to have more doctors by mid-2014 Interior Health recruiting three family, emergency physician positions By Michael Potestio THE HERALD

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THE GREAT PUMPKIN Payton Garcia picks out her favourite pumpkin at 3 Bar Farms’ second annual pumpkin patch over the weekend. Visitors got to take a hayride into the pumpkin patch to select their soon-to-be jack-o-lanterns. Michael Potestio/Herald

The Interior Health Authority is looking to hire three more doctors to serve the Merritt community and hopes to do so by the summer of 2014. Interior Health Executive Medical Director for Acute Care Jon Slater told the Herald the addition of three new physicians will make access to family doctors easier for residents of the Nicola Valley. “It’s also going to make the quality of life for the existing doctors a lot better,” Slater said, noting additional doctors should decrease the workload for existing doctors and be an incentive for other doctors to stay in Merritt. Merritt currently has six doctors, but one will be departing so once the new hires are complete, Merritt will be up to eight doctors. “After we get the

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new people established, we can re-assess and see if we need more doctors, but it’s the local medical staff that determines the need for physicians. We support them with a recruiting effort,” Slater said. Slater said he thinks Merritt’s doctors have been feeling the strain of a heavy workload for a while, and given the future departure of one of the six, the need to hire was voiced by the local doctors. “We’ve been having some talks [with the local doctors] for a while, and I’ve offered recruiting support previously, but at this point they said, ‘We need it now,’ and we’re moving forward,” Slater said. Slater said a number of Merritt’s doctors have said they are open to sharing their practices with incoming physicians, but some new hires may choose to open their own offices. “It’ll depend entire-

ly on the needs of the people we attract,” Slater said. Slater said he helps oversee the process of hiring the new doctors for Merritt and at the moment there are no applicants, but they are advertising for the positions. Interior Health is seeking doctors who have emergency medicine skills as well as good family practice skills for the Merritt area, Slater said. “When we’re recruiting for a community like Merritt, we’re recruiting from a smaller group of people,” Slater said. “The doctors in Merritt can work in a community like Vancouver and do a good job — not necessarily the reverse. Someone from Vancouver may not have the emergency skills that we need for the doctors in Merritt because the doctors in Merritt all staff the emergency room and they do that 24-7, 365 [days a year].”

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Ranch to help youth, horses By Emily Wessel THE HERALD

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Although it’s in the first stages of development, members of a local non-profit ministry are looking forward to seeing the Stonehouse Youth Ranch a brick-and-mortar reality. The idea behind the ranch is to combine a horse rescue and rehabilitation centre with an at-risk youth home stead — which youth worker Trish Rodie said are two huge needs in British Columbia. “It’s having kids and horses help each other

heal,” Rodie said. Rodie, who’s worked with youth for the past 15 years and with horses for about 20, said the ranch would be staffed full-time to include on-site counselling, therapy, homeschooling, work experience programs, and mentorships as the youth learn life skills on the ranch. The ranch would house eight youth at its maximum capacity between 13 and 19 years old. “Instead of going to a group home in Kamloops, which is what would happen now because we don’t

have anything like this in Merritt, they would come to the ranch. It’s kind of a wrap-around approach rather than placing them in foster care and giving them bits and pieces of support here and there. That just isn’t working,” she said. “A lot of the kids who are high-risk youth are not successful in foster care. Statistics show many of them are not graduating, they’re not doing well, and they’re ending up on their own at a young age because no foster placement is working out for them.” Rodie said the horse

rescue piece of the project meets another important need in B.C. with horse rescues around the province overrun with animals who’ve been abused, neglected or are heading for slaughter. She said the resident youths would be part of the horse rescue and rehabilitation process from the beginning. “Research has shown that animals are so therapeutic, especially horses. Taking care of a horse teaches responsibility, respect, teamwork — they have to work with a 1,200 pound animal. They’re

Family of mine worker killed near Merritt upset no criminal charges to be laid By Emily Wessel THE HERALD

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The daughters of a man killed while working at Craigmont Mine near Merritt in 2008 are questioning the integrity of the B.C. justice system after the Crown announced it wouldn’t lay criminal charges in the case earlier this month. John Wilson, 61, drowned when the excavator he was operating overturned into a pond at the site about 10 kilometres west of Merritt. In a joint statement released on Oct. 16, Wilson’s two daughters say they are more than disappointed with the Crown’s decision. Their statement calls the investigation into Wilson’s death “incomplete, inadequate and ineffective” and the RCMP investigation “painfully slow.” “The absence of charges in

his death is evidence of the need for change in all aspects of the justice system, from the initial investigation through to the consideration of charges,” the statement reads. Earlier this month, the province’s Criminal Justice Branch said it wouldn’t be pursuing criminal charges because it was unlikely the mine, its manager or a supervisor would be convicted. The excavator Wilson was working in had an escape hatch on the roof of the cab that was covered by a bush guard to protect from falling objects. However, the guard prevented the escape hatch from opening wide enough for him to fit through. The Crown decision also cites its six months under the Mine Act to lay charges had expired. Wilson’s daughters are calling for changes to the Mine Act, including extending those six

months. “To say that we are disappointed is an understatement,” the daughters’ statement reads. The women also state they will continue to work with the United Steelworkers and the B.C. Federation of Labour to pursue those changes. “It is clear from the evidence that the bush guard prevented use of the roof hatch as an alternative means of exiting the excavator’s cab. It is not clear, from the evidence as a whole, whether the loss of this means of egress factually contributed to Mr. Wilson’s death, in whole or in part,” the Crown statement reads. The Crown stated Craigmont training and safety committee records don’t show the bush guard being raised as an issue. The United Steelworkers has stated it is considering taking private legal action in the case.

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING The public and all interested parties are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting for Community Futures Nicola Valley, to be held Wednesday, October 23, 2013, commencing at 5:30 pm, in the Community Room (bottom Áoor of City Hall), at 2185 Voght Street. Merritt, BC. Immediately following the meeting commencing at 6:00 pm, everyone is invited to attend our “Business After Business” event, and help us welcome our Guest Speaker: Jerry Sucharyna, Business and Economic Development Manager, City of Merritt. CF Nicola Valley is also recruiting new Board Members. If you are interested please call Rob Miller at 250-378-3923 or email: rmiller@cfdcnv.com

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not going to get very far being lippy. It’s a humbling experience but it’s also very, very rewarding,” she said. “In teaching a horse to trust again, they learn to trust again themselves. It’s really quite an amazing thing.”

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Lower Nicola Indian Band NOTICE to all Community Members SWEARING-IN & OATH OF OFFICE CEREMONY FOR THE NEWLY ELECTED LNIB CHIEF & COUNCIL MEMBERS; and acknowledgement & recognition of the LNIB Chief & Council members of the previous term (2010 - 2013)

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NICOLA VALLEY NEWS HARMONIOUS HOODOOS The Hoodoos played to a packed house at the Adelphi Hotel’s centennial celebrations over the weekend. Hotel owner Jai Ollek said about 15 local musicians were on hand to perform for the anniversary festivities on Friday and Saturday. Michael Potestio/Herald

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Back-to-back pot busts in Spences Bridge By Michael Potestio THE HERALD

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Lytton RCMP busted two marijuana grow-ops in Spences Bridge over the course of a week in early October. On Oct. 5, police executed a search warrant at a residence in the 3000 block of Riverview Avenue in Spences Bridge. Polices seized 158 marijuana plants all at various stages of growth along with 15 pounds of processed and packaged marijuana, 15 pounds of processed, unpackaged marijuana and $1,500 in cash. Investigating officers anticipate charges of production and possession for the purpose of trafficking to be laid against a 45-year-old man from Spences Bridge. On-scene supervising officer for the drug search and seizure opera-

tions Cpl. Stephan Drouin said the seizure at the residence was the result of a police investigation. A week later, RCMP located a marijuana grow-op on Crown land near Goldpan Provincial Park, located about eight kilometres south of Spences Bridge. In total, RCMP found and seized 742 marijuana plants. No charges have been laid in conjunction with the outdoor grow-op. No one was tending to the grow-op at the time of the seizure and the bust was the result of another police investigation, Cpl. Dan Moskaluk told the Herald. Drouin said police are interested in finding the person or persons responsible for the grow-op and are investigating some leads. “Obviously, we’re interested in finding out who the grower is, but we understand that it’s very chal-

lenging here with people growing marijuana on public land,” Drouin said. Drouin said police had seen activity in the area during the summer months and executed the search and seizure once they were able to locate the site. “We had seen some activity there over the summer that suggested there was potentially something going on and so we started looking into it and came across what we suspected to be a growop and that’s what it was,” Drouin said. Drouin said although the RCMP have come across a number of grow-ops in the Spences Bridge area over the years, having two large back-to-back grow-op seizures is something of an oddity. “Typically, it’s more spaced out, but it’s just coincidence here. The two aren’t linked,” Drouin said.

Charity seeking start up funds from online competition From Page 2 Although it’s currently in the process of seeking its first funding for the project, Rodie said Chazaq Ministries is looking at two potential sites for the ranch in the Nicola Valley and project proponents plan to go ahead with it — it’s just a matter of securing the funding. The Stonehouse Youth Ranch is one of hundreds of ideas from across Canada vying for a share of $1 million in community grants from the Aviva Community Fund competition. Anyone can vote for an idea in the second of three rounds of online voting, which started yesterday, at avivacommunityfund.org. The other local causes in the competition are the Nooaitch Indian Band’s recreation field and the Nicola Valley Forgotten and Feral Feline Society spay and neuter program.

Legislation “won’t change anything” for Merritt sawmills In a surprise move on Tuesday, October 7, the provincial government enacted a 90-day back to work legislation which means that those industries plagued by labour disputes must resume operations to the par at which they were operating before the labour troubles. The newly enacted law also makes provisions that an industry will not have to work to capacity if market and other conditions do not warrant it. The legislation will enable those I.W.A. members put out of work by the P.P.W.C. dispute to collect unemployment insurance if there are no jobs available to them.

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New steps urged to curb problem gambling By Jeff Nagel

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B.C. does too little to fight problem gambling and should consider new steps, from making it harder to get alcohol and cash in casinos to removing the most addictive high-risk slot machines. Those recommendations come from Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall, who tackled the health impacts of gambling Wednesday with the release of his annual report titled “Lower the Stakes.” Chief among the findings is that B.C. underspends other provinces in prevention and treatment for problem gambling – it invests about half the national average on a per capita basis. Liquor access is one area of risk the province could tighten, Kendall said, perhaps through reduced hours of alcohol service at casinos or by raising drink prices. He said gambling

delivers endorphins that stimulate pleasure centres of the brain. “If you also have alcohol and add that to the mix and you’ve got an ATM there with an unlimited cash amount, you’ve definitely got a scenario where people are going to behave less and less responsibly.” Banning ATMs or requiring players to set an advance limit on what they might spend is another idea advanced in the report. It also zeroes in on high-risk electronic gaming machines – the slots designed by manufacturers to generate the most compulsive behaviour. Kendall suggested they be replaced with lower risk models and urged the province to post the risk rating on each machine so gamblers could choose a lower risk option. Gerald Thomas of the Centre for Addictions Research, a co-author of the report, said the province has high, medium and low

risk ratings for all of the slot machines in B.C. casinos and should disclose how many it has of each. Kendall noted government is in a conflict of interest because it relies heavily on gambling profits but is also responsible for protecting vulnerable citizens. “This is a public health issue,” he said, adding the time may be right for a “fulsome discussion on the benefits and the risks” of gambling in light of rejections of new casinos over the past two years by Surrey and Vancouver. Any new decisions to expand gambling should come with an assessment of the risk to problem gamblers and be contingent on reducing the overall share of revenue extracted from them, the report recommends. There’s been no detailed study of problem gambling in B.C. in several years but new research is slated for next year. According to 2007

classes to warn children of the dangers of gambling, focusing on students in Grades 10 to 12. Provincial gambling revenue per capita climbed 56 per cent over the last decade from $353 per person in 2002 to $552 by 2011. The $2.1-billion a year industry delivers nearly $900 million in net profits to government. B.C. Finance Minister Mike de Jong said in a statement the province this year increased its Responsible Gambling program budget by 30 per cent. “We take the social costs of gambling seriously,” he said, adding the province and BCLC will provide $11 million for responsible gambling this year. De Jong said the province is committed to continually improving but will review the performance of its current programs before considering any more spending.

statistics, 3.7 per cent of B.C. residents are at “moderate risk” and 0.9 per cent are classified as problem gamblers. Kendall noted the two groups account for 26 per cent of total gambling revenue despite making up less than five per cent of the population. There are 160,000 gamblers in the two risky groups but only 4,000 calls per year to a problem gambling helpline, suggesting the number of people who could be helped is “much higher.” Kendall argues the B.C. Lottery Corp. could do more to identify problem gamblers – possibly using data on their gambling gathered through a loyalty card program – and then dispatching staff to attempt treatment interventions. The report calls on the province to devote at least 1.5 per cent of gambling revenue to problem gambling initiatives, tripling the current outlay. It also urges school

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Got an awesome idea for a cool new service or one-of-a-kind product? If you’re wondering how to take it from floating thought bubble to market, you’re not alone. If you decide to join the ranks of small-business owners, yours will join more than one million small businesses in Canada, according to Statistics Canada. Starting a business isn’t a piece of cake, but it’s a lot more doable than most of us realize. If you’re ready to bring your idea to life, here are the three most important things to do before taking the plunge:

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3 must-do things before starting your business From Page 4 or bottling your grandmother’s secret-recipe pizza sauce, your job is to read everything you can and speak to anyone who can offer information and/or guidance. Focus on your business plan “This is the single most

important document you’ll produce before your business idea becomes a reality,� says Dominik Loncar, an entrepreneur-in-residence at the Canadian Youth Business Foundation, a non-profit organization that offers financial support, mentoring and expert advice to budding entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 39. The

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City of Merritt 2014 PERMISSIVE TAX EXEMPTIONS BYLAW 2161

Permissive Tax Exemptions Council will consider Bylaw 2161 to provide permissive property tax exemptions at a public meeting on: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 7:00PM at Merritt City Hall, Council Chambers, 2185 Voght Street Roll #

Owner/Occupier

Civic Address

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As of Market Close on October 18, 2013

Indexes Estimated 2014 General Municipal Taxes

Place of Worship

1094002 Fraser Basin Property Society

1990 Chapman Street

1241000 United Church of Canada

1899 Quilchena Avenue

6327500 Trustees Merrit Jehovah's Witness

1505 Sunset Street

Lot B, Plan KAP 79511, D.L. 121 Section 22, Township 91 except Plan KAP 88312, and the buildings and structures thereon Lot 10, Bloxk 14, Plan 1 D.L. 123 KDYD and the buildings and structures thereon Lot 11, Block 30, Plan 717, D.L. 123, KDY SE 25ft; Lot 10, Block 30 Plan 717, D.L. 123 KDYD and the buildings and structures thereon Lot A, Plan 34228 D.L. 123, KDYD and the buildings and structures thereon (exclude Residential Class 1) Lot A, Plan KAP 65331, D.L. 124, KDYD and the buildings and structures thereon Lot 1, Plan 33171, D.L. 124, KDYD except Plan M16802 and the buildings and structures thereon Lot 35, Plan 747, D.L. 124 KDYD except KAP47649 and buildings and structures thereon Parcel B, Block 16, Plan 1, D.L. 124, KDYD ( of Lots 1&2 see KJ48015) and the buildings and structures thereon Lot 13, Block 28, Plan 448, D.L. 125 KDYD and the buildings and structures thereon Lot 7, Plan 15455 D.L. 167 KDYD and the buildings and structures thereon

2164 Quilchena Avenue

Lot 1, Plan 41762, D.L. 123, KDYD and the buildings and structures thereon

The President of the Lethbridge Stake - The 0002-555 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

2451 Spring Bank Avenue

138000 BC Seventh Day Adventist

2190 Granite Avenue

276000 Merritt Baptist Church

2499 Coutlee Avenue

416005 Roman Catholic Bishop of Kamloops

2302 Jackson Avenue

830015 Merrit Sikh Society

2399 Chapman Street

912005 Merrit Crossroads Community Church

2990 Voght Street

963000 Nicola Valley Evangelical Free Church

1950 Maxwell Avenue

$

3,870.11

$

249.90

$

386.34

$

1,313.00

$

1,134.69

$

1,978.96

$

1,310.30

$

434.29

$

224.24

$

561.27

$

6,233.30

$

1,848.02

$

807.02

$

3,845.44

$

1,438.70

Voght Street

Lots 1 & 2 Plan KAP62405, Section 22, Township 91, KDYD $

5,556.45

3457 Voght Street

5,320.34

1926 Coutlee Avenue

Lots 1 & 2 Plan KAP62405, Section 22, Township 91, KDYD $ Lots 1-4, Block 24, Plan 1, D.L.125 KDYD Part N of Plan 400 * Lot A, Plan 122, D.L. 125 KDYD and the buildings and $ structures thereon

1940 Quilchena Avenue

2013-10-212013-10-21

2025B Quilchena Avenue 2067 Quilchena Ave (class 8 only)

Lot 17, Block 15, Plan 1 D.L. 125 KDYD and the buildings and structures thereon Lot 14, Block 15, PLAN KAP1, D.L. 125 and the buildings and structures thereon

2500 Nicola Native Lodge Society "NNLS" Nicola Valley Association of Community 1344000 Living

2640 Spring Bank Avenue

1000000 Nicola Valley Cultural Society

1840 Nicola Avenue

1121000 Nicola Valley Health Care Auxiliary Nicola Valley Health Care Endowment 1777275 Foundation Nicola Valley Health Care Endowment 1777280 Foundation

1803 Voght Street

Lot 3, Plan KAP58641, D.L. 121, KDYD Lot A, Plan KAP 77597, D.L. 125 KDYD and the buildings and structures thereon Lot B, Plan 332, D.L. 125 KDYD except Plan 6875 and the buildings and structures thereon Lot 11, Bloc 17, Plan 1, Part S1/2, D.L. 123, KDYD and buildings and structures thereon

1163000 Nicola Valley Senior Housing 1114500 Royal Canadian Legion #96

1775 Coldwater Avenue

2,736.21

$

517.37

$

3,845.44

$

312.04

$

317.08

$

1,614.23

$

9,255.50

$

1,152.22

$

1,552.03

$

4,544.33

$

590.27

$

161.31

$

11,029.48

Recreation Facilities and Service Club or Associations 1092000 CRTRL Land Co. Ltd./Merritt Walk of Stars 1087000 Merritt Masonic Temple Association Nicola Valley Holdings Association (Merritt 1341010 Elks) Nicola Valley Holdings Association (Merritt 1364000 Elks) Nicola Valley Rodeo Association/Nicola 6355100 Valley Fall Fair Association

1701 Coldwater Avenue 1702 Coldwater Avenue 319 Lindley Creek Road

Lot 1, Block 1, Plan 838, D.L. 125 KDYD Lot AM1, Block 4, Plan 838, D.L. 125, KDYD and the buildings and structures thereon Lot 1, Plan 34260, D.L. 176 KDYD (except Mobile Home) and the buildings and structures thereon

Municipal Property 807500 Community Futures Nicola Valley 807250 Nicola Valley Community Human  Merritt Curling Club 1553070 Merritt Golf & Country Club 1554100 Merritt Golf & Country Club 1801190 Merritt Golf & Country Club

Lot A, Plan KAP8523, D.L.124 and the buildings and Suite B - 2185 Voght Street structures thereon Lot A, Plan KAP8523, D.L.124 and the buildings and Suite A - 2185 Voght Street structures thereon Lot 2, Plan 22544, D.L. 124 KDYD and the buildings and structures thereon    1450 Juniper Drive Merritt Lot 2, Plan 29664, D.L. 174, KDYD and the buildings and BC V1K 1J6 structures thereon 1450 Juniper Drive Merritt Plan M9110, D.L. 174, KDYD except Plan 19948 and 29664 BC V1K 1J6 KDYD and the buildings and structures thereon 1450 Juniper Drive Merritt Lot A, Plan 34206, D.L. 124 KDYD & DL 180 and 181 and BC V1K 1J6 the buildings and structures thereon 1450 Juniper Drive Merritt Parcel A, D.L. 124 KDYD except Plan 33125 and the BC V1K 1J6 buildings and structures thereon

$

1,715.55

1553050 Merritt Golf & Country Club

Lot 1, Plan 8212, D.L. 174, KDYD except M9110, excluding Mobile Home and the buildings and structures thereon $

658.98

1553070 Merritt Golf & Country Club

1450 Juniper Drive Merritt BC V1K 1J6

Lot 2, Plan 29664, D.L. 174, KDYD and the buildings and structures thereon

742.95

TOTAL ESTIMATED GENERAL TAXES

13136.09 $CAN/US 15399.7 $US/CAN 1744.5

S&P/TSX DJIA S&P 500

Canada Prime 1 Year GIC 5 Year GIC 10 Yr. CDA Bond

3.00% 2.00% 2.90% 2.30%

0.97 1.03

Commodities Gold am/pm Ă„x London 1316.50 Copper Highgrade 3.29 Lumber (day session) 354.00 Live Cattle 130.08

Mutual Funds Brands Sionna Cdn. Eqt11.38 IA Clarington Cdn. Eqt 26.26 IA Clarington Glbl. Eqt 16.77 CI Harbour Fund 23.04 Dynamic Cdn Value Cls 14.38 Fidelity Asset Allocation 26.11 Fidelity Disp Cad Eqt 29.97

Fid Intnl Portfolio Ivy Cdn Fund Ivy Foreign Fund Bissett Cdn Equity RBC Balanced Fund RBC Cdn Div. Fund CI Signature Select Cdn

30.14 31.38 38.46 84.99 13.10 55.11 21.28

THIS WEEK’S MARKETS .... The S&P/TSX Composite closed at 13,136.00 last week. In the U.S., the S&P increased 2.4% to close at 1,744.50. Oil was down 1.2% to close at 100.81, while natural gas futures decreased 0.2% to close at 3.77/MMBtu. Gold bullion ďŹ nished the week at 1,316.21 up 3.5%. The Canadian dollar increased 0.5% against the US dollar, closing at 0.97/USD. The 2 year Canadian benchmark bond decreased to 1.18% and the 10 year bond decreased to 2.53%. South of the border 2 year US treasury yields decreased to .315%.

Canadian Common A&W Revenue Royalties 22.29 ATCO Ltd. 47.14 Arc Resources Ltd. 27.34 BCE Inc 45.01 Barrick Gold Corp 19.07 Ballard Power Sys 1.43 Bonavista Energy Corp 12.80 Bombardier 5.08 Bank of Montreal 71.76 Bank of Nova Scotia 61.56 Can. National Railway 109.84 Canadian Tire (NON VTG A) 94.65 Cameco Corporation 18.87 CIBC 83.98 Canadian Utilities Ltd. 35.90 Can. Real Est. Trust 42.78 Can. Nat. Res. Ltd. 33.78 Enbridge 43.43 EnCana Corporation 18.42 Finning 24.52 Husky Energy Inc. 29.85 Imperial Oil 46.25 Kinross Gold Corp 5.01 Loblaw Companies 47.50 Maple Leaf Foods 13.30 Molson Coors Can Inc. 53.98 Manulife Financial 18.00 Pembina Pipeline Corp. 33.68 Potash Corp of Sask 33.11 Pengrowth Energy Corp. 6.63 Power Financial Corp. 32.90 Precision Drilling Corp 11.38 Rogers Comm Inc. 46.39

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HERALD OPINION A great time to declutter the ‘clients’ from our prisons By Christopher Foulds

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There was a time when I was on the phone with a spokeswoman for Corrections Canada. She was in Ottawa and I was in Abbotsford and the topic of discussion was yet another violent incident at the medium-security Matsqui Institution, a bleak hulk of concrete squatting amid farmland a few kilometres from my newsroom. We were discussing the string of incidents and she was explaining what the top brass were doing to bring sanity back to the prison. It was then that she mentioned the need for her “clients” to be fully aware of measures that were to be implemented. “Clients?” I asked. Yes, she replied, clients — those men behind bars. Her “clients.” “You’re talking about the inmates?” I asked. Turns out she — or Corrections Canada at that time — frowned on such a description of the murderers, rapists and robbers in the cells of our prisons. They were not inmates. They were not cons. They were not prisoners. They were “clients,” men attached to a word that bled out any description that could possibly apply to who they truly were. They were henceforth referenced in the same manner as would be a visitor to the bank on a financial matter. One was a “client” looking to secure a fair mortgage for his growing family; the other was a “client” who happened to have mutilated a few people.

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Unscrupulous scam crops up in Merritt

Emily Wessel Merritt MUSINGS Another mail scam came across my desk earlier this week, and it is a sad reminder that there are people out there who don’t care about other people and just want to make a buck. This particular scam came with a cheque for nearly $2,000 and a letter explaining that the recipient should take $1,650 of it to pay a “processing fee” as the first step to claim his $50,000 prize from the “World International Consumers” sweepstakes. He is instructed to cash the cheque and send the

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MoneyGram, then contact this phoney “claim agents” for “further directives.” Atop the letter is a very cheesy-looking letterhead that could have been constructed by anyone with rudimentary knowledge of a basic word processing program that I can only assume the scammers used in an attempt to legitimize the letter. To further that weak attempt, the scammers also name-dropped a dozen or so huge corporations as “sponsors” of the program: Telus, Koodo, FIFA, Thomas Cook, Amazon, Wal-Mart, Royal Bank of Canada, HSBC, Sears, Staples, Home Depot, Lowes, Shoppers Drug Mart, Best Buy, the Bay, Barclays, Bank of Montreal, First Alternative, Enterprise, Cisco and Microsoft. I suppose the hope is that the recipient will look at the letter and uncritically think, “OK, all these big corporations have granted permission for their names

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to be used in this letter so it must be real!” and then get so excited they rush to the bank, deposit the cheque, turn around and send most of it back, then call their claim agents for “further directives” and be heartily surprised and disappointed when their calls are never connected or go unreturned, and years later, they still haven’t received their promised $50,000 prize. The cherry on top of this scam sundae comes right at the end of the letter: “We recommend you keep this letter safe and personal at all times to protect your winning and personal information, and to avoid someone else calling your agents to claim your prize.” It’s basically telling the recipient not to tell anyone about their huge prize, lest some pesky loudmouth point out it has all the makings of a mail scam. Reading this letter really irked me because it is so unscrupulous and treats

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the recipient as a complete moron. That’s not to lay blame on victims of scams — these schemes only exist because people fall for them. But this letter goes so far as to try to manipulate the reader to believe that their family and friends would try to steal their prize money instead of celebrating their big win. It’s a simple and not very subtle tactic to get complicity that just really annoyed me. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to track where these scams originate, and the best thing people can do if they get letters like this is to report them to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-654-9426 or throw them away. A simple Google search of the words “National lottery letter” turned up dozens of links to news stories and anti-fraud sites explaining how the scam works and even photos of letters identical to the one sent to

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a Merritt address. These letters are not crafted by evil computers or terrible corporations, they’re created by people who want to make a buck off someone else. Maybe moral culpability isn’t at play at all for these scammers, or maybe they use the rationalization that they didn’t specifically target anyone, just blanketed hundreds, maybe thousands of addresses with the letter and waited for something to come back. Maybe it is nothing personal to them, just business. I doubt their victims would agree. If you receive a cheque in the mail for work you didn’t do or a congratulatory letter stating you won a contest you didn’t enter or you’re asked to send money somewhere to claim a bigger prize, listen to your internal B.S. detector. As nice as it might sound, money for nothing is extremely, incredibly unlikely.

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YOUR OPINION Noise pollution, truck traffic cons of plant Dear Editor, Please be aware that an application for the construction of an asphalt plant next to the Tolko mill is currently before city council. In my opinion, such a plant is detrimental to our city, our surrounding areas and most importantly, to the health of Merrittonians. I ask the citizens of Merritt to directly contact any city councillor and urge them to refuse such an industry in our town. The used industrial waste oil needed for the plant is carcinogenic in itself but the fumes and smell from the process is extremely

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‘The three permanent jobs such a plant would supply are not worth the high health risk to our citizens or the pollution of our beautiful valley.’ — LETTER WRITER LLOYD CHARNEY

toxic and nauseating. The air pollutants which may be linked to cancer and respiratory illness could

contain emissions of arsenic, benzene, formaldehyde and cadmium, to name just a few. The 70-foot silos will spew their toxic waste directly onto two schools and most of the city core. The wind will then carry the pollutants, covering the entire town. The operating hours for such a plant are based on “demand time,” meaning that the plant could very well operate well into the night hours, contaminating our already fragile air quality. Homes and other industries near the plant will be directly affected by the noise pollution. The increased air pollution and noise pollution will definitely

affect property values. The Diamond Vale and Collettville areas certainly do not need further truck traffic nor do we need to strain our city roads and water supply. The three permanent jobs such a plant would supply are not worth the high health risk to our citizens or the pollution of our beautiful valley. This is a dirty industry which our town does not need. Please contact any city councillor and express your concerns. Lloyd Charney Merritt

Decriminalization a sensible policy on pot Dear Editor, There is a big difference between condoning marijuana use and protecting children from drugs. Decriminalization as proposed by Sensible BC acknowledges the social reality of marijuana and frees users from criminal records. That’s a step in the right direction. What’s really needed is a legally regulated market with

age controls. Separating the hard and soft drug markets is critical. As long as organized crime controls marijuana distribution, consumers will come into contact with sellers of hard drugs like cocaine, meth and heroin. This “gateway” is a direct result of marijuana prohibition. Marijuana is less harmful than legal alcohol. It makes no sense to waste tax dollars

on failed marijuana policies that finance organized crime and facilitate the use of hard drugs. Taxing and regulating marijuana may send the wrong message to children, but I like to think the children are more important than the message.

International Plain Language Day arrived on Sunday, Oct. 13. It was marked in Vancouver by a four-day conference beginning Oct. 10. While the aim of the plain-language movement is to declutter our vocabulary and simply say what needs to be said clearly, I think government organizations (and others) who insist on avoiding common-sense descriptors can also benefit from the lesson plan. As organizers of the con-

ference note, adopting plain language is not dumbing down writing. It is about simplifying and bringing clarity to a message — and, yes, it can be done while still employing creative adjectives. Instruction manuals, legal documents and doctors’ instructions are some areas in desperate need of a plainlanguage makeover. Here is an example of how an all-too-verbose legal document can be vastly improved, while retaining its legal status: Before: I give my Agent the

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Such clean, easy-to-understand language can help so many people assemble a dining room set with minimal profanity. It can help reduce the misinterpretation of prescriptions filled by physicians. And, of course, it can also aid our Corrections Canada “clients” housed in our “temporary time-out dorms” as they ponder the steps of appealing life sentences for happening to have “discharged an assembled weapon, thereby causing the desistance of one’s existence.”

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SD58 ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS SOCCER TOURNAMENT Senior Boys

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1. Collettville Wildcats 2. Central Hawks 3. Bench Bears 4. Nicola Canford Coyotes

THE BEAUTIFUL GAME (Above) In senior boys’ play, Chase Cooke and Spencer Vaughan from Diamond Vale pursue Central’s Brock Moffat (with the ball) and his supporting cast of (from left) AJ Bara-Canadien, Tristan Spahan and Raynen GeorgeCampbell. (Right) Keara Joe from Nicola Canford and Bench’s Megan Dunsmore contest the ball in senior girls’ action. Ian Webster/Herald

Former Merritt Centennial okay after seizure at the end of a fight By Ian Webster

In two outstanding seasons with the Merritt Centennials, Dylan Chanter played a total of 123 BCHL games. The robust defenceman scored 13 goals and added 23 assists during that time for a total of 36 points. Chanter had just returned to action with the USHL’s Dubuque Fighting Saints after breaking his collarbone in the preseason. Ian Webster/Herald

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Eighteen-yearold former Merritt Centennials defenceman Dylan Chanter is out of hospital now and on the road to recovery following a frightening incident in a junior hockey game on Oct. 12 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Chanter, who is currently playing for the Dubuque Fighting Saints in the United States Hockey League, was involved in a secondperiod fight with Corey Petrash of the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders. As the fight came to an end, Chanter lost his balance and fell backwards, losing his helmet. The back of Chanter’s head struck the ice as Petrash fell on top of him. Chanter was knocked unconscious and went into full-body convulsions in front of a stunned crowd at

the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena. The native of Armstrong, B.C. was attended to by team trainers and paramedics onsite, and was taken by ambulance and later air ambulance to the University of Iowa Hospitals. After a bevy of tests, Chanter was officially diagnosed to have suffered a severe concussion, and was released the next day. He also suffered a dislocated shoulder in the fall. Chanter was able to tweet on Sunday, Oct. 13: “Happy Thanksgiving to every-

one back home. So thankful for all your support so far.” Following the terrible events on the ice, the game between the Fighting Saints and RoughRiders was suspended. Merritt Centennials head coach and GM Luke Pierce had the following to say last week: “We all hope the best for Dylan. I know how hard he has worked to become the player that he is. He’s a very dedicated individual. I would hate to see something like this derail his future opportunities. Hopefully, he’s back playing soon.”

Excerpt from the United States Hockey League’s official statement (issued Oct. 14): “We at the USHL are grateful to report that Dylan Chanter is now back in Dubuque, resting comfortably, after being released late Saturday evening from the University of Iowa Hospitals. “Mr. Chanter’s medical care was rendered professionally and expertly from the moment of the injury by a series of medical providers, who I would like to thank on behalf of the League: by the trainers of both teams and the supervising physician present at the game (per USHL rules); by medical personnel at UnityPoint Health/St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, where he was transported by ambulance; and finally at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City, where he was airlifted in order to be examined by appropriate specialists. We will continue to monitor Dylan’s progress toward full recovery, together with all necessary medical care. League and USA Hockey policies with respect to head trauma and concussion injuries mandate that the player indicate no residual symptoms for an appropriate period of time before he is allowed to return to action, and we will follow those policies conservatively. “We want to face squarely the questions that have arisen as to the circumstances that caused the injury — that is, that Mr. Chanter and a Cedar Rapids player were engaged in a short altercation, with the injury occurring when both players fell and Mr. Chanter’s head hit the ice. The injury was the accidental and unintended outcome of an infraction that resulted in a fighting major penalty to both players. Still, it raises the question as to whether those penalties should have been, or should in the future be made, even more severe in order to curtail them from occurring. “The USHL, working with USA Hockey and the National Hockey League, implemented a comprehensive Player Safety Initiative commencing with the 2012-13 season. That initiative was designed to reduce dangerous play in a number of areas, including but not limited to fighting. The series of new rules and procedures called for, among other matters, active intervention by on-ice officials when dangerous play occurred on the ice; League video review of all “dangerous play” penalties, including altercations; and progressively increasing discipline, including multiple game suspensions, for recidivist behavior by players. They included a requirement that players not remove their helmets (or any other equipment) on the ice for any reason — a rule designed to protect the players’ head, neck, and other vulnerable areas. While neither player removed his helmet last night, Mr. Chanter’s had been dislodged during the altercation, thus adding to the seriousness of the injury when he fell to the ice. To that extent, the rule did not protect the player in this instance. “What occurred Saturday night was a rare and traumatic event for all concerned. It was handled professionally by a series of expert responders, but we are aware that circumstances could have been even more serious, and we will take advantage of our comparatively good fortune to address the issues raised. In the meantime, we all look forward to Mr. Chanter’s recovery.”


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NOTICE OF ALTERNATIVE APPROVAL PROCESS OPPORTUNITY REGARDING “Central Park Improvements – Upgrades to the washrooms and construction of a lacrosse box City of Merritt Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2150, 2013” Elector response forms may be obtained at the Merritt City Hall, 2185 Voght Street, Merritt or on the City’s website www.merritt.ca . Completed forms must be dropped off at the City Hall or delivered to the Deputy Corporate OfÀcer’s OfÀce, City of Merritt, 2185 Voght Street, Merritt, B.C., V1K 1B8, by 4:30 pm on Monday, November 25, 2013. Pursuant to Section 86 of the Community Charter, the City of Merritt is proposing to seek the assent of the electors of the City of Merritt by an alternative approval process. This alternative approval process applies to the entire City of Merritt. The question before the electors is whether they are opposed to Merritt City Council adopting “Central Park Improvements – Upgrades to the washrooms and construction of a lacrosse box City of Merritt Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2150, 2013” (a bylaw to pay for upgrades to the washrooms and construct a lacrosse box at Central Park), without Àrst obtaining the assent of the electors by voting. The proposed bylaw authorizes City Council to borrow for the stated purpose by way of debentures a sum not exceeding Six Hundred and Ninety-Eight Thousand Dollars ($698,000) repayable not later than twenty (20) years from the date of issue of such debentures. The number of eligible electors in the City of Merritt is estimated to be 5,000. Council may proceed with adoption of Bylaw No. 2150, 2013 unless, by the deadline set out below, at least 10% (500) of the estimated number of electors of the City of Merritt sign an alternative approval process elector response form indicating that Council may not proceed with adoption of the bylaw without Àrst receiving the assent of the electors by voting. INSTRUCTIONS: • If you are opposed to the adoption of the bylaw without it Àrst receiving assent of the electors by voting, you may sign an alternative approval process elector response form. • If you are not opposed to the adoption of the bylaw, you need do nothing. • Alternative approval process elector response forms will be accepted only if they are in the form established by the Council of the City of Merritt. The forms are available at the Merritt City Hall, 2185 Voght Street, Merritt or on the City’s website www.merritt.ca . Alternative approval process elector response forms must be submitted to the Deputy Corporate OfÀcer, City of Merritt, 2185 Voght Street, Merritt, B.C. V1K 1B8. The deadline for submission of signed forms is on or before 4:30 pm on Monday, November 25, 2013. • Accurate copies of the elector response form may be made and used for signing. • A person may not sign an elector response form more than once. • A person who is not an elector of the City of Merritt must not sign the elector response form. • A person may not withdraw his or her name from an elector response form after 4:30 pm on Monday, November 25, 2013. • The name and residential address of the person signing must be included in this elector response form, and if applicable, also the address of the property in relation to which the person is entitled to register as a non-resident property elector. To sign an alternative approval process elector response form you MUST meet the following criteria for either a Resident Elector OR a Non-resident (Property) Elector in the City of Merritt: Resident Electors: • Must be eighteen years of age or older; • Must be a Canadian citizen; • Must have been a resident of British Columbia for at least six months immediately before the day the response form is signed; • Must have been a resident of the City of Merritt for at least 30 days immediately before the day the response form is signed; and • Must not be disqualiÀed by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or be otherwise disqualiÀed by law. Non-Resident Electors: • Must NOT qualify as a Resident Elector of the City of Merritt; • Must be eighteen years of age or older; • Must be a Canadian citizen; • Must have been a resident of British Columbia for at least six months immediately before the day the response form is signed; • Must have been the registered owner of real property in the City of Merritt for at least 30 days immediately before the day the response form is signed; • Must not be disqualiÀed by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or be otherwise disqualiÀed by law; • If there is more than one registered owner of the property, only one of those individuals may register as a non-resident property elector and only with the written consent of the majority of the owners; and NOTE: A person must not sign any alternative approval process elector response form more than once and may not withdraw his or her name from the alternative approval process elector response form after the deadline for submission of the elector response forms has passed.

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NOTICE OF ALTERNATIVE APPROVAL PROCESS OPPORTUNITY REGARDING “2013 Asphalt Project City of Merritt Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2151, 2013” Elector response forms may be obtained at the Merritt City Hall, 2185 Voght Street, Merritt or on the City’s website www.merritt.ca . Completed forms must be dropped off at the City Hall or delivered to the Deputy Corporate OfÀcer’s OfÀce, City of Merritt, 2185 Voght Street, Merritt, B.C., V1K 1B8, by 4:30 pm on Monday, November 25, 2013. Pursuant to Section 86 of the Community Charter, the City of Merritt is proposing to seek the assent of the electors of the City of Merritt by an alternative approval process. This alternative approval process applies to the entire City of Merritt. The question before the electors is whether they are opposed to Merritt City Council adopting “2013 Asphalt Project City of Merritt Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2151, 2013” (a bylaw to pay for certain speciÀc roads’ rehabilitation and repaving), without Àrst obtaining the assent of the electors by voting. The proposed bylaw authorizes City Council to borrow for the stated purpose by way of debentures a sum not exceeding Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars ($350,000) repayable not later than twenty (20) years from the date of issue of such debentures. The number of eligible electors in the City of Merritt is estimated to be 5,000. Council may proceed with adoption of Bylaw No. 2151, 2013 unless, by the deadline set out below, at least 10% (500) of the estimated number of electors of the City of Merritt sign an alternative approval process elector response form indicating that Council may not proceed with adoption of the bylaw without Àrst receiving the assent of the electors by voting. INSTRUCTIONS: • If you are opposed to the adoption of the bylaw without it Àrst receiving assent of the electors by voting, you may sign an alternative approval process elector response form. • If you are not opposed to the adoption of the bylaw, you need do nothing. • Alternative approval process elector response forms will be accepted only if they are in the form established by the Council of the City of Merritt. The forms are available at the Merritt City Hall, 2185 Voght Street, Merritt or on the City’s website www.merritt.ca . Alternative approval process elector response forms must be submitted to the Deputy Corporate OfÀcer, City of Merritt, 2185 Voght Street, Merritt, B.C. V1K 1B8. The deadline for submission of signed forms is on or before 4:30 pm on Monday, November 25, 2013. • Accurate copies of the elector response form may be made and used for signing. • A person may not sign an elector response form more than once. • A person who is not an elector of the City of Merritt must not sign the elector response form. • A person may not withdraw his or her name from an elector response form after 4:30 pm on Monday, November 25, 2013. • The name and residential address of the person signing must be included in this elector response form, and if applicable, also the address of the property in relation to which the person is entitled to register as a non-resident property elector. To sign an alternative approval process elector response form you MUST meet the following criteria for either a Resident Elector OR a Non-resident (Property) Elector in the City of Merritt: Resident Electors: • Must be eighteen years of age or older; • Must be a Canadian citizen; • Must have been a resident of British Columbia for at least six months immediately before the day the response form is signed; • Must have been a resident of the City of Merritt for at least 30 days immediately before the day the response form is signed; and • Must not be disqualiÀed by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or be otherwise disqualiÀed by law. Non-Resident Electors: • Must NOT qualify as a Resident Elector of the City of Merritt; • Must be eighteen years of age or older; • Must be a Canadian citizen; • Must have been a resident of British Columbia for at least six months immediately before the day the response form is signed; • Must have been the registered owner of real property in the City of Merritt for at least 30 days immediately before the day the response form is signed; • Must not be disqualiÀed by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or be otherwise disqualiÀed by law; • If there is more than one registered owner of the property, only one of those individuals may register as a non-resident property elector and only with the written consent of the majority of the owners; and NOTE: A person must not sign any alternative approval process elector response form more than once and may not withdraw his or her name from the alternative approval process elector response form after the deadline for submission of the elector response forms has passed.

The Bylaw and related material is available for public inspection at the Merritt City Hall, 2185 Voght Street, Merritt, B.C., during normal business hours being 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday inclusive (except Statutory Holidays) from October 8, 2013. The materials can also be found on the City’s website www.merritt.ca.

The Bylaw and related material is available for public inspection at the Merritt City Hall, 2185 Voght Street, Merritt, B.C., during normal business hours being 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday inclusive (except Statutory Holidays) from October 8, 2013. The materials can also be found on the City’s website www.merritt.ca.

The deadline for submitting a signed alternative approval process elector response form, opposing adoption of the bylaw without Àrst receiving the assent of the electors by voting, for the “Central Park Improvements – Upgrades to the washrooms and construction of a lacrosse box City of Merritt Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2150, 2013” is on or before 4:30 pm on Monday, November 25, 2013.

The deadline for submitting a signed alternative approval process elector response form, opposing adoption of the bylaw without Àrst receiving the assent of the electors by voting, for the “2013 Asphalt Project City of Merritt Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2151, 2013” is on or before 4:30 pm on Monday, November 25, 2013.

This is the third of four publications of this Notice. Dated this 22nd day of October, 2013. Carole Fraser Deputy Corporate OfÀcer, City of Merritt

This is the third of four publications of this Notice. Dated this 22th day of October, 2013. Carole Fraser Deputy Corporate OfÀcer, City of Merritt


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NOTICE OF ALTERNATIVE APPROVAL PROCESS OPPORTUNITY REGARDING “2013 Sidewalk Project City of Merritt Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2152, 2013”

NOTICE OF ALTERNATIVE APPROVAL PROCESS OPPORTUNITY REGARDING “2013 Public Works Utility Building City of Merritt Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2153, 2013”

Elector response forms may be obtained at the Merritt City Hall, 2185 Voght Street, Merritt or on the City’s website www.merritt.ca . Completed forms must be dropped off at the City Hall or delivered to the Deputy Corporate OfÀcer’s OfÀce, City of Merritt, 2185 Voght Street, Merritt, B.C., V1K 1B8, by 4:30 pm on Monday, November 25, 2013.

Elector response forms may be obtained at the Merritt City Hall, 2185 Voght Street, Merritt or on the City’s website www.merritt.ca . Completed forms must be dropped off at the City Hall or delivered to the Deputy Corporate OfÀcer’s OfÀce, City of Merritt, 2185 Voght Street, Merritt, B.C., V1K 1B8, by 4:30 pm on Monday, November 25, 2013.

Pursuant to Section 86 of the Community Charter, the City of Merritt is proposing to seek the assent of the electors of the City of Merritt by an alternative approval process. This alternative approval process applies to the entire City of Merritt. The question before the electors is whether they are opposed to Merritt City Council adopting “2013 Sidewalk Project City of Merritt Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2152, 2013” (a bylaw to pay for installation of sidewalks, curb and gutter along Nicola Avenue from Blair to Menzies where sidewalks do not currently exist), without Àrst obtaining the assent of the electors by voting.

Pursuant to Section 86 of the Community Charter, the City of Merritt is proposing to seek the assent of the electors of the City of Merritt by an alternative approval process. This alternative approval process applies to the entire City of Merritt. The question before the electors is whether they are opposed to Merritt City Council adopting “2013 Public Works Utility Building City of Merritt Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2153, 2013” (a bylaw to pay for the replacement of the old water works storage building), without Àrst obtaining the assent of the electors by voting.

The proposed bylaw authorizes City Council to borrow for the stated purpose by way of debentures a sum not exceeding Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars ($225,500) repayable not later than twenty (20) years from the date of issue of such debentures. The number of eligible electors in the City of Merritt is estimated to be 5,000. Council may proceed with adoption of Bylaw No. 2152, 2013 unless, by the deadline set out below, at least 10% (500) of the estimated number of electors of the City of Merritt sign an alternative approval process elector response form indicating that Council may not proceed with adoption of the bylaw without Àrst receiving the assent of the electors by voting.

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The proposed bylaw authorizes City Council to borrow for the stated purpose by way of debentures a sum not exceeding Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars ($300,000) repayable not later than twenty (20) years from the date of issue of such debentures. The number of eligible electors in the City of Merritt is estimated to be 5,000. Council may proceed with adoption of Bylaw No. 2153, 2013 unless, by the deadline set out below, at least 10% (500) of the estimated number of electors of the City of Merritt sign an alternative approval process elector response form indicating that Council may not proceed with adoption of the bylaw without Àrst receiving the assent of the electors by voting.

INSTRUCTIONS: • If you are opposed to the adoption of the bylaw without it Àrst receiving assent of the electors by voting, you may sign an alternative approval process elector response form. • If you are not opposed to the adoption of the bylaw, you need do nothing. • Alternative approval process elector response forms will be accepted only if they are in the form established by the Council of the City of Merritt. The forms are available at the Merritt City Hall, 2185 Voght Street, Merritt or on the City’s website www.merritt.ca . Alternative approval process elector response forms must be submitted to the Deputy Corporate OfÀcer, City of Merritt, 2185 Voght Street, Merritt, B.C. V1K 1B8. The deadline for submission of signed forms is on or before 4:30 pm on Monday, November 25, 2013. • Accurate copies of the elector response form may be made and used for signing. • A person may not sign an elector response form more than once. • A person who is not an elector of the City of Merritt must not sign the elector response form. • A person may not withdraw his or her name from an elector response form after 4:30 pm on Monday, November 25, 2013. • The name and residential address of the person signing must be included in this elector response form, and if applicable, also the address of the property in relation to which the person is entitled to register as a non-resident property elector.

INSTRUCTIONS: • If you are opposed to the adoption of the bylaw without it Àrst receiving assent of the electors by voting, you may sign an alternative approval process elector response form. • If you are not opposed to the adoption of the bylaw, you need do nothing. • Alternative approval process elector response forms will be accepted only if they are in the form established by the Council of the City of Merritt. The forms are available at the Merritt City Hall, 2185 Voght Street, Merritt or on the City’s website www.merritt.ca . Alternative approval process elector response forms must be submitted to the Deputy Corporate OfÀcer, City of Merritt, 2185 Voght Street, Merritt, B.C. V1K 1B8. The deadline for submission of signed forms is on or before 4:30 pm on Monday, November 25, 2013. • Accurate copies of the elector response form may be made and used for signing. • A person may not sign an elector response form more than once. • A person who is not an elector of the City of Merritt must not sign the elector response form. • A person may not withdraw his or her name from an elector response form after 4:30 pm on Monday, November 25, 2013. • The name and residential address of the person signing must be included in this elector response form, and if applicable, also the address of the property in relation to which the person is entitled to register as a non-resident property elector.

To sign an alternative approval process elector response form you MUST meet the following criteria for either a Resident Elector OR a Non-resident (Property) Elector in the City of Merritt:

To sign an alternative approval process elector response form you MUST meet the following criteria for either a Resident Elector OR a Non-resident (Property) Elector in the City of Merritt:

Resident Electors: • Must be eighteen years of age or older; • Must be a Canadian citizen; • Must have been a resident of British Columbia for at least six months immediately before the day the response form is signed; • Must have been a resident of the City of Merritt for at least 30 days immediately before the day the response form is signed; and • Must not be disqualiÀed by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or be otherwise disqualiÀed by law.

Resident Electors: • Must be eighteen years of age or older; • Must be a Canadian citizen; • Must have been a resident of British Columbia for at least six months immediately before the day the response form is signed; • Must have been a resident of the City of Merritt for at least 30 days immediately before the day the response form is signed; and • Must not be disqualiÀed by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or be otherwise disqualiÀed by law.

Non - Resident Electors: • Must NOT qualify as a Resident Elector of the City of Merritt; • Must be eighteen years of age or older; • Must be a Canadian citizen; • Must have been a resident of British Columbia for at least six months immediately before the day the response form is signed; • Must have been the registered owner of real property in the City of Merritt for at least 30 days immediately before the day the response form is signed; • Must not be disqualiÀed by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or be otherwise disqualiÀed by law; • If there is more than one registered owner of the property, only one of those individuals may register as a non-resident property elector and only with the written consent of the majority of the owners; and

Non - Resident Electors: • Must NOT qualify as a Resident Elector of the City of Merritt; • Must be eighteen years of age or older; • Must be a Canadian citizen; • Must have been a resident of British Columbia for at least six months immediately before the day the response form is signed; • Must have been the registered owner of real property in the City of Merritt for at least 30 days immediately before the day the response form is signed; • Must not be disqualiÀed by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or be otherwise disqualiÀed by law; • If there is more than one registered owner of the property, only one of those individuals may register as a non-resident property elector and only with the written consent of the majority of the owners; and

NOTE: A person must not sign any alternative approval process elector response form more than once and may not withdraw his or her name from the alternative approval process elector response form after the deadline for submission of the elector response forms has passed.

NOTE: A person must not sign any alternative approval process elector response form more than once and may not withdraw his or her name from the alternative approval process elector response form after the deadline for submission of the elector response forms has passed.

The Bylaw and related material is available for public inspection at the Merritt City Hall, 2185 Voght Street, Merritt, B.C., during normal business hours being 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday inclusive (except Statutory Holidays) from October 8, 2013. The materials can also be found on the City’s website www.merritt.ca.

The Bylaw and related material is available for public inspection at the Merritt City Hall, 2185 Voght Street, Merritt, B.C., during normal business hours being 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday inclusive (except Statutory Holidays) from October 8, 2013. The materials can also be found on the City’s website www.merritt.ca.

The deadline for submitting a signed alternative approval process elector response form, opposing adoption of the bylaw without Àrst receiving the assent of the electors by voting, for the “2013 Sidewalk Project City of Merritt Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2152, 2013” is on or before 4:30 pm on Monday, November 25, 2013.

The deadline for submitting a signed alternative approval process elector response form, opposing adoption of the bylaw without Àrst receiving the assent of the electors by voting, for the “2013 Public Works Utility Building City of Merritt Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2153, 2013” is on or before 4:30 pm on Monday, November 25, 2013.

This is the third of four publications of this Notice. Dated this 22nd day of October, 2013.

This is the third of four publications of this Notice. Dated this 22nd day of October, 2013.

Carole Fraser Deputy Corporate OfÀcer, City of Merritt

Carole Fraser Deputy Corporate OfÀcer, City of Merritt


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