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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2013 • MERRITT NEWSPAPERS

A CINEMATIC ACHIEVEMENT Members of the Merritt Community Cinema Society accepted a $12,000 donation from the Rotary Club of Merritt – Sunrise on Tuesday at the site of Merritt’s future movie theatre. The society recently purchased the property downtown and will soon get to work on fundraising about $5 million for the four-bay theatre. (From left) Merritt Community Cinema Society members Patty Beers, Jack Polmans, Clara Norgaard, and Kurt Christopherson; Rotary Club of Merritt — Sunrise president Sue Sterling; and Cinema Society members Rich Hodson and David Brown. Emily Wessel/Herald

Merritt, Nicola Valley tourism plan unveiled By Michael Potestio THE HERALD

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A draft of the Destination British Columbia Tourism Plan for Merritt and the Nicola Valley went to Merritt city council at its last regular meeting on Nov. 12. Simone Carlysle-Smith from the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) requested council accept the plan as a guiding document. The 71-page tourism plan calls for initiatives such as a new imagery inventory pilot project between the City of Merritt and TOTA for

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seasonal photo shoots of the Nicola Valley. It also includes an initiative to encourage implementing a plan to build a new Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. Establishing a valley-wide task force that could work with the City of Merritt’s signage committee on documenting, auditing and prioritizing signage improvements is suggested in the plan. Expanding the existing festivals in Merritt or creating new festivals with a focus on supporting the Country Music Capital theme and working with TOTA and

Aboriginal Tourism BC to develop an aboriginal tourism plan and develop more aboriginal experiences in the Nicola Valley are specified as well. The plan pointed out prominent themes of the area that can be used to drive tourism initiatives, including western heritage and cowboys, First Nations communities and Merritt’s designation as the Country Music Capital of Canada. The plan lists Merritt and the Nicola Valley’s target markets as visiting friends and relatives, and people seeking outdoor recreation such as

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hiking, biking and fishing. Small meetings and conferences for business travellers and the valley’s western culture also bring people here, the plan states. Merritt Mayor Susan Roline told the Herald the plan could come up for adoption as early as the next council meeting. If the plan is accepted by council, they will commit themselves to working with the plan, Roline said. Firehall drawing fees coming from budget Merritt city council voted unanimously to abandon

a borrowing bylaw for the architectural drawing fees for the Merritt fire hall at its last regular meeting. The bylaw would’ve seen the city borrow $165,000 from the Municipal Finance Authority (MFA) to fund the architectural fees for the two-phase expansion project. Now, the City of Merritt plans to fund the architectural fees internally from reserve funds for future expenditures, financial services manager Ken Ostraat told council. Back in June, council approved the first three readings on the borrowing bylaw for the $165,000.

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“Since the bylaw received first three readings, it’s sitting on the books right now, unfinished. Staff are recommending that we abandon that bylaw and then have it taken off the books,” Ostraat said. Ostraat told council that although borrowing the money seemed like a good idea at the time, upon advice from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, staff decided not to go through with it. The amount they intended to borrow was too small to go through an MFA long-term loan, Ostraat said.

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Student trustees take seats on school board By Michael Potestio

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Emily Maloney was nervous when she woke up last Wednesday morning. That night, the 17-year-old, along with fellow MSS Grade 12 student Mackenzie Finch, 17, would be attending her first school board meeting for School District 58 as a student trustee. Maloney and Finch were asked by the school’s administration to be student trustees on the board, and took the job. “I was nervous this morning. I didn’t really know what to expect but once I got here, it felt a lot like my Rotary meeting. I’m involved in the Rotary clubs in Merritt — I went on an exchange to Denmark last year — so for me, this felt pretty comfortable,” Maloney said at the meeting on Nov. 13. Finch said she started out excited for the meeting, but then the butterflies started to set in. “After getting in here and seeing how everything works, it was really comfortable, like Emily said, so I kind of like it. It’s interesting for me to see and it’s a new learning experience so it’s cool to have the opportunity to do it,” Finch said. The school board’s new policy is to have two non-voting students from MSS to serve

This procedure outlines the responsibility of the City, residents, businesses and contractors as it pertains to snow removal in Merritt.

Service Level based on Snow Accumulation: 0 – 5 cm: Area 1 only sanded AS PRIORITY 5 – 20 cm: City streets are graded and sanded in the following time frame: Area 1 – within eight (8) hours Area 2 – within thirty (30) hours Over 20 cm: Exceptional Snowfall – will call out such manpower and equipment as may be available and required to maintain city streets in as passable conditions as possible. Priorities: No.1 Emergency access routes to essential services such as hospital, police, fire, ambulance, City services. Dangerous roadways including hills and intersections. No.2 Schools; No.3 Downtown Business Core; No.4 Highway Commercial properties; No.5 Residential properties

Emily Maloney (left) and Mackenzie Finch attended their first school board meeting on Nov. 13 as student trustees. The two will be attending board meetings in Merritt throughout the school year and although they are non-voting members, they can add agenda items and participate in discussions. Michael Potestio/Herald

as trustees for school board meetings in Merritt and two from Princeton Secondary School for meetings in Princeton. “They are encouraged to participate in the dialogue and discussion. They do not vote, but they are here to learn and to take part,” school board vice-chair Richie Gage said at the meeting. The students also do not take part in in-camera meetings, but can submit ideas and add items to the agenda. At the meeting, Maloney told her fellow trustees she’s interested in being involved in the meetings because she can provide the students’ voice to the board. Finch echoed that sentiment and told the Herald she’s excited to

ask her peers how they feel on certain issues she can bring up at meetings. “Especially our school, they’re quite timid to speak out about certain things,” Finch said. Finch told the trustees that as a student councillor, seeing how the school board operates can be helpful in giving her new ideas on how to run student council. The pair were called upon for their direct input on an issue regarding the newly refinished MSS gymnasium floor, the use of which has been denied for a number of activities, including student dances. “It’s the talk of the school right now and everyone’s really upset about it,” Maloney told

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29

Twelve Months in Merritt - a dance recital presented by the students of the Love to Dance Academy. Free. Civic Centre doors open at 6 pm, program starts @ 6:30 pm.

CRAFTER’S MALL at the Civic Centre. Doors open at 2:00pm and close at 10:00 pm

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28 ANNUAL COMMUNITY CONCERT Doors open at 6:00 pm and the concert starts at 7:00 pm. Admission is by donation at the door. This is an event that you won’t want to miss so come early! For more information call Kurt at 250-378-4909 or email: countrychristmas@merrittchamber.com

CONCESSION - at the Civic Centre, operated by Mandolins open 2:30 pm-10:00 pm

the Herald. Maloney and Finch said they look forward to bringing more issues to school board meetings as they will be attending Merritt-based meetings throughout the year. “I think the student trustee idea is amazing,” Maloney said. “I think it’s a really good program and a lot of people in the school probably want to say something to the school board directly and they can’t because they don’t have the voice and they don’t have the opportunity.” Gage told the Herald he was impressed with the two student trustees from MSS. “They spoke well, the two new student trustees,” Gage said. “They’re keen, it’s really good.”

MIDNIGHT MADNESS hourly sales & a youth Christmas card display & sales with proceeds to the food bank

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30

SANTA’S VILLAGE opens in the Culture Club, 2058 Granite Ave., after the parade and will remain open until 10:00 pm

CRAFTER’S MALL 9:00 am-4:00 pm, at the Civic Centre SANTA’S VILLAGE opens in the Culture Club, 2058 Granite Ave. 10:00 am-12:00 noon and 1:00 pm-3:00 pm BAILLIE HOUSE Bake Sale 10:00am-4:00pm

MERRITT COMMUNITY BAND will perform in the foyer at the Civic Centre after the parade

CONCESSION - at the Civic Centre, operated by Mandolins open 9:00 am-4:00 pm

BAILLIE HOUSE after the parade - free cocoa, coffee, tea • Bake Sale until 10 pm

Q 101 - Q BEAR FUNDRAISER Spirit Square, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. Proceeds from bear sales to Merritt Soup Kitchen

SANTA PARADE Call Darrel at 250-315-8247. Applicatons at Chamber Office, Baillie House, & Country Bug Books. Starts 7:00 pm

Disposal: Residents, businesses and contractors are not permitted to blow or plow snow from private property onto right-of-ways, streets, lanes or walkways. Residents and businesses in areas with City sidewalks adjacent to roads shall be permitted to place snow from the walk on the road. Sidewalk Clearing: Every owner or occupier of residential zoned property shall remove snow or ice from sidewalks or pathways abutting the said property within twenty-four (24) hours of accumulation except for weekends and holidays. Every owner or occupier of real property shall immediately remove snow, ice or rubbish from the roof or other part of a structure adjacent to a highway or pathway or sidewalk where such snow or ice or rubbish presents a hazard to vehicular or pedestrian traffic. Every owner or occupier of commercial or industrial zoned property shall remove snow or ice from sidewalk or pathways abutting the said property by ten (10) a.m. of any day and, as needed, following the accumulation of snow or ice. Complete copies of this procedure can be obtained at City Hall during regular business hours.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1 BREAKFAST WITH SANTA 9 – 11 am at the Civic Centre. Tickets available at the Civic Centre and Aquatic Centre in advance for $5.00 or $7.00 at the door

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NICOLA VALLEY NEWS SEARCH PARTY (Third from right) Tammy Caruso writes on a liability form in the parking lot outside Extra Foods in Merritt on Saturday where about 40 people gathered to take part in a foot search for missing Merrittonian Dean Morrison as Nicola Valley Search and Rescue member Nathan Brigden (grey sweater) looks on. Brigden volunteered to help the search party on his own time and helped co-ordinate the search with Caruso. Brigden said he wanted to help Morrison’s son Paz find his dad. Okanagan-Coquihalla MP Dan Albas (pictured in black sweater between Caruso and Brigden) also participated in the search. Albas said Morrison was one of the first people he met in Merritt when he ran as an MP. “I think this is exactly the kind of thing you expect from a community like Merritt where people look after their own,” Albas said. The group searched the Stump Lake Ranch area where Morrison was last seen for about five hours but found no trace of him. He was reported missing late last month. Michael Potestio/Herald

Highway conditions worsen with snow By Michael Potestio THE HERALD

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Merritt received about three centimetres of snow on Tuesday in one of the first snowfalls of the year, and local police were kept busy attending incidents on the highways around the city. Merritt RCMP Cpl. Tim Lyons said police tended to about four or five vehicles going off the road and into ditches that day, one of which was a rollover resulting in minor injuries to one person. He said at Larson Hill — about a half hour south of Merritt — there were many vehicles that went into ditches and traffic was moving at about 90 kilometres an hour on average. On Saturday night, Highway 5 at Larson Hill was closed for about four hours as several semi-trucks spun out and needed to be attended to. Lyons told the Herald the road did not reopen until about 8 p.m. and by that time traffic had thinned out. Lyons said it was snowing heavily, and accumulated snow on the road made for icy conditions. Tow trucks were on scene to remove the vehicles from the

roadway or tow them up the hill, Lyons said. Nicholas Moretto, general manager of Mario’s towing in Merritt, said the towing company had to pull about 10 semitrucks up Larson Hill. “It’s hard for them to get traction because they weigh so much and so they just need a little bit of a pull. It’s nothing too substantial,” Moretto said. Moretto described the Coquihalla Highway as a difficult roadway. Lyons said a number of the semi-trucks were trying to drive up the hill without tire chains. “There was a big lineup of them chaining up, but there were some that were trying to make the hill without chaining up and of course they were spinning out and clogging up the hill itself,” Lyons said. It was only the southbound lane heading towards Vancouver that was closed due to an oversaturation of spun-out semis. Even a U-Haul from Arizona — travelling without winter tires — had to be taken off the road via tow truck and returned to Merritt that night, Lyons said. Lyons said some of the commercial vehicles from Saturday night’s closure were given fines for not chaining up.

The fines include driving without consideration — a fine of $196 — and disobeying traffic control devices as signage was posted informing drivers to chain up — a $121 fine. Lyons said drivers need to adjust to the day’s conditions when travelling on the highways. Police will be issuing fines for speeding relative to conditions, which is a $167 fine, he said. Drivers should adjust their speeds to the flow of traffic, Lyons said. “If you’re out there passing everybody in your big F-350 with big tires and you’re blowing slush on everybody, you’re going to get a ticket,” Lyons said, noting commercial vehicles for the most part are travelling at the appropriate speeds. Lyons also said tires with the M+S (mud and snow) symbol on them and those with the snowflake in a mountain symbol are acceptable. Police, at least for this winter, will not be issuing fines to drivers who don’t have the snowflake symbol on their tires. The provincial government will look into determining if both types of tires qualify as winter tires as part of its highway speed limit review.

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Semi, SUV collide on Hwy 5A A semi-truck sideswiped an SUV on Highway 5A near the Quilchena Ranch early last Friday morning, resulting in a crash which closed the highway briefly. The driver of the semi-truck, a 55-year-old man, crossed the centre line as the SUV, driven by a 58-year-old man — who had two passengers, a 53-yearold and 14-year-old — tried to avoid the collision resulting in the sideswipe, Cpl. Tim Lyons said. “It was a very, very lucky situation for the SUV driver because he managed to take evasive manoeuvres,” Lyons said. The crash resulted in minor injuries to the four people involved in the collision, Lyons said. He said the driver of the semi was inspected at the scene by paramedics and not taken to hospital. The driver of the SUV and his two passengers were brought to Nicola Valley Hospital and Health Centre and inspected for minor injuries. No one was seriously hurt in the crash. The driver of the semi was fined for failing to keep right.

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• Sunday is Sports Day in Merritt The city’s leisure services department is giving Merrittonians a day of free sports inspired by the impending 2014 Winter Olympics.

• Students send support in shoeboxes Students at Bench Elementary filled 68 shoeboxes with toys and gifts for children in other countries, surpassing the number of boxes they filled last year by over a dozen.

• Merritt Stock Car Association hands out year-end awards

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Tourism plan themes for Merritt The following is an excerpt from the City of Merritt regular council meeting agenda from Nov. 12, 2013. This summary tourism plan is a quick reference to the full tourism plan developed for tourism stakeholders in the Merritt and Nicola Valley area. A tourism plan for the Gold Country region has also been completed in 2013. The City of Merritt is a participant in the Gold Country alliance and the plans cross-reference each other. This plan was prepared for Merritt and the Nicola Valley through the Community Tourism Foundations program of Destination BC. Thompson Okanagan Tourism initiated a regional strategy process in 2011 and completed the first 10-year regional tourism strategy for the Thompson Okanagan region in November 2012. The launch of this

strategy has provided a framework for communities and stakeholders that integrate with the national and provincial tourism strategies, while reflecting and building on what is unique and distinctive to the Thompson Okanagan region. This plan is a working document, therefore it will evolve as potential partnerships and alliances are formed and resources are leveraged during the implementation stage. Thompson Okanagan’s regional experience-based themes The strategy has identified five experience-based themes that are now shaping priorities and actions moving forward and are core to positioning the Thompson Okanagan as a region of iconic and authentic quality experiences: destinations for passion, fulfillment and adventure. Identifying the iconic: profiling and developing

those truly outstanding experiences and activities associated with iconic landscapes will differentiate the region and set it apart from its competitors. Enriching local flavours: strengthening the region’s growing emphasis on local flavours and building recognition for its culinary attributes. Revealing the story: highlighting the local and regional stories in a way that will allow

visitors to make a strong emotional connection with the destination. Expanding personal horizons: identifying unique learning experiences and opportunities for self-development, recognizing that learners constitute 35 per cent of the global travel market. Building authenticity: focusing on creating a strong sense of place and opportunities for travellers to engage in immersive experiences

with local communities and enjoy the sense of being where things are real and original.

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John Chace, Building Inspector for the City of Merritt will be working Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:30 am to 11:00 am and will do inspections out in the Àeld after 11:00 am.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PROPOSED CITY OF MERRITT OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN AMENDMENT BYLAW NO. 2154, 2013 ZONING AMENDMENT BYLAW NO. 2155, 2013 The City of Merritt Council will be holding a Public Hearing pursuant to Section 892 of the Local Government Act, to consider amendments to the City of Merritt Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 2116, 2011 and the City of Merritt Zoning Bylaw No. 1894, 2004 for the lands, shown as “subject properties” on the sketch plan below: The City of Merritt Council will consider amending: • The Official Community Plan by amending the designation of the subject properties from Future Development to Industrial contained in the South Merritt Land Use Designation map; • The Zoning Bylaw by amending the designation of the subject properties from Future Development to Industrial If you feel your property interests may be affected by the proposed amendment and you wish to address City Council on any matters pertaining to this bylaw, please attend the Public Hearing at Civic Centre on: Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 at 5:00 pm Your comments/concerns may also be presented in writing, in advance of the meeting by addressing them to the undersigned, or at the public hearing in person, by petition or by attorney. No letter, report or representation from the public will be received by Council after the conclusion of the Public Hearing. Sean O’Flaherty, RPP Planning & Development Services Manager

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Note: This is the second of two consecutive Public Notices. Dated this 21st day of November, 2013 at Merritt, BC

Be a part of RBC Sports Day in Canada – a national celebration of sport at all levels.

2014 GRANT IN AID APPLICATIONS Have a great idea for an event? Are you part of an organization that is a positive contribution to the community? Each year, Council carefully considers providing funding assistance to non-proÀt groups that operate in the City of Merritt and provide valuable social and community services in the municipality. The 2014 Grant in Aid Application is now available, for a copy of the application please go to www.merritt.ca or drop by City Hall. Applications are due November 30th, 2013.

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SPORTS DAY IN MERRITT Sunday, Nov. 24: 1:00 – 6:00 pm Curling Rink/Arena, Aquatic Centre & Civic Centre

1:00 – 3:00 pm @ Aquatic Centre 3:00 – 4:00 pm @ Curling Rink/Arena 4:00 – 6:00 pm @ Civic Centre

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Each location will have sport day activities for the whole family to participate in. Collect stamps at each location to earn a gold, silver or a bronze medal. Also find the hidden Olympic rings for a chance to win great prizes!

Next council meeting: Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 Council agendas and minutes at www.merritt.ca

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Pot petitioners facing defeat certainly we would try again in the future.”

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Dana Larsen isn’t conceding defeat yet, but the head of the Sensible BC campaign to reform marijuana policing is already talking about another petition drive if the one now underway fails. Canvassers have less than three weeks left before the Dec. 5 deadline to submit the petition bearing the signatures of 10 per cent of eligible voters in every B.C. riding. They have about 150,000 signatures counted as of Nov. 19, or about half the number needed and far short of their target of 450,000 to provide a buffer against disqualified signatures. “In at least half of the ridings we are struggling,” Larsen said Tuesday, adding that means a quarter or less of the signatures have been gathered. “We have a long way to go.” Districts with the lowest numbers of signatures include Cariboo, Fort Langley, Langley, Abbotsford and SurreyTynehead, Larsen said. Other areas where canvassers are doing well – either reaching their target or close to it – include Nelson, Creston, Vancouver’s West End, Penticton, Kelowna, Port Alberni and the Similkameen.

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Mayor’s DROP IN SESSION WEDNESDAY, DEC. 11 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Community Room Downstairs at City Hall.

Come down and meet the Mayor. This is your opportunity to bring forth ideas on how we can make Merritt a better place to live and do business, ask questions about something you don’t understand or if something has transpired that you have not received a proper resolution with.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1 “We always knew it was going to be a huge challenge going into the campaign,” Larsen said. “There’s a lot of fear out there. People would love to sign the petition but say they’d lose their job or their employer told them not to. I find that disturbing that people are afraid to express a political opinion.” He said the main challenge has been the sheer logistics of collecting so many signatures in every riding in just 90 days. He noted 50,000 signatures came in over the past week, adding a continued surge in the numbers up to the deadline could still put them “in the ballpark.” Campaigners aim to pass the proposed

Sensible Policing Act to bar police from spending any time or resources enforcing the federal law against possessing small amounts of marijuana. A successful petition would require the B.C. government to introduce the pseudodecriminalization bill in the Legislature or else put it to a referendum like the one that defeated the harmonized sales tax. The government held that referendum after Fight HST forces gathered 705,000 petition signatures. “Whether or not we get all the signatures we need, this campaign will absolutely continue,” Larsen said, adding the “army” of supporters will push towards marijuana legalization on

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING will be held for the

Nicola Valley Community Justice Services Society FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2013 FROM NOON TO 2 PM With Special Guest & Presentation by Linda Thomas, Lawyer /Chair AJC on the “Kamloops First Nations Court Process” at

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multiple fronts. He said Sensible BC could stage a new petition in the months ahead and try again, potentially getting out of the gate faster by quickly re-registering the 4,000 canvassers now signed up. “I don’t think we will relaunch immediately,” Larsen said, adding the group would take time to study what worked and what didn’t in the event of defeat. “But almost

9:00 – 11:00 am Tickets $5.00 @ the Merritt Civic Centre

Purchase tickets in advance at the Merritt Civic Centre 250-315-1050 or the Aquatic Centre 250-378-6662.

Sustainable Forest Management Meeting

Community Volunteers Welcomed

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 9:00 AM - CIVIC CENTRE Are you interested in Sustainable Forest Managment? We are looking for volunteers to join a Public Advisory Committee CSA certiÀed forest companies; Aspen Planers, Canfor, Gilbert Smith Forest Products, Tolko and B.C. Timber Sales are looking for community volunteers to help guide the evolution of their Sustainable Forest Management Plan for the Nicola, Thompson and Fraser River area. As a participant in the Public Advisory Group you would help guide management decisions with regard to biodiversity, soil and water quality, wildlife habitat and social and cultural attributes. To Ànd out more about the Nicola Thompson Fraser Sustainable Forest Management Plan, we invite you to our next meeting slated for 9:00 am, November 28th, 2013 at the Merritt Civic Center. The meeting will feature a presentation by Jared Hobbs, professional biologist and wildlife photographer on Species at Risk. For more information about the meeting, please contact Pat Salm RPF, at the email address below.

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HERALD OPINION Two solitudes on B.C. farmland By Tom Fletcher BLACK PRESS tfletcher@blackpress.ca

VICTORIA – My late father used to say that if he ever won the lottery, he would “farm until it’s all gone.” It was 1960 when he and my mother pulled up stakes in the Okanagan, where their families had been for generations, and moved north to carve a homestead out of a half section in the Peace River country. So it’s a mainly northern perspective that I bring to the latest debate over B.C.’s agricultural land reserve. A dialogue of the deaf has been going on for decades in B.C., where there are two separate realities in agriculture. The dominant voice is always from the southwest, from the Okanagan to the Fraser Valley to southern Vancouver Island. This is not only B.C.’s most productive land, it’s also the place of greatest population and development pressure, where three million of the province’s four million residents live and more arrive every day. In the rest of the province, except for pockets that are attractive for recreational development, farming is a tough row to hoe. These days, people are more likely to be moving away. In our urbanized society, the loudest voices tend to be the least informed, from backyard-chicken hipsters to what I call “drive-by environmentalists,” who like to look out their car windows at green fields as they motor from their subdivisions to big-box stores. The elderly Sikhs and Mexican guest workers bent over in the fields don’t need their lofty lectures on “food security.” Voices from the rest of the province are seldom heard and quickly shouted down, as was the case at the recent Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Vancouver.

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Emily Wessel Merritt MUSINGS A taxi company in Melbourne, Australia is introducing a novel concept with its women-only passenger policy. Apparently, the company is recruiting 50 female drivers to get behind the wheel of the fleet of pink taxis in an effort to make female passengers feel less threatened by male taxi drivers. The head of the com-

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pany behind the scheme told an Australian newspaper he believes women passengers feel more at ease with women drivers, and that he thinks the “more comfortable environment” will increase their passenger rate. There are many reports of crimes against women taking place in cabs driven by men which are very real and very, very frightening. But are pink taxis driven by women the solution? Aside from the obvious sexist assumptions this business plan is fraught with, such a simplistically gendered system also presents problems when it comes to who’s allowed to use the service. What about people who identify as transgendered, or males who don’t feel comfortable taking

taxis late at night with male drivers? The problem I have with this scheme is its opportunistic business model capitalizing on the very real fear some women feel in these situations, and instead of dealing with the root of that fear — the people who have committed the crimes — it just kind of skirts around it. As much as proponents might posit this option exists for the protection of women who feel that fear, it equally protects those who perpetrate the crimes against them by not holding them accountable. It’s like telling a child who’s bullied to take the long way home from school instead of walking in the bully’s path. The alternate route might be a temporary

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solution, but how long does that child have to bother with the inconvenience while the bully continues on as normal? Why should those who are penalized in a situation have to change what they’re doing? Why not have stricter screening of drivers and assessments of their attitudes toward women instead of pink taxis? A woman’s safety should be guaranteed in taxis of any colour, driven by a person of either biological sex. The impetus should be on taxi drivers to know female passengers have every right to be transported safely and respectfully. Sure, it’s a real-world option that some people could find useful (or profitable) in the short term, but to me, it seems like a Band-

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Aid solution for a larger societal problem that puts the onus for preventing hideous crimes on the victim rather than the perpetrator. These Band-Aid solutions to sex-driven problems are everywhere, from bedazzled pepper spray to a new line of special underwear called AR Wear, which, honest-to-God, stands for “anti-rape wear.” The list goes on and on, and it is as exhausting as it is exhaustive. I suppose a Band-Aid is better than letting more bacteria into the wound to fester, but it’s also only a superficial fix that simply obscures the unsightly part from view. It’s 2013. Are we really entertaining an idea that promotes sex segregation for “safety”?

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support. It warmed my heart to see so many at our community Remembrance Day ceremony, paying their respect and honour to our fallen soldiers and those who were lucky to return. To the young people, thank you for inviting the Royal Canadian Legion to speak at your Remembrance Day assemblies. It is an honour to speak with you and see and hear your respect for our fallen. All monies collected are placed in trust, from which

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In the story Local Sensible BC canvassers hit the streets from the Thursday, Nov. 14 edition of the Merritt Herald, the number of signatures collected in the Nicola-Fraser riding was incorrectly stated. The number of signatures collected in the riding so far is about 1,000. The ineligible signatures were rejected by Sensible BC, not Elections BC as the campaign has yet to submit signatures to Elections BC.

ALC stifling development in rural B.C. From Page 6 Merritt councillor Mike Goetz pleaded for relief from an Agricultural Land Commission that refuses to release a property that has “grown nothing but rocks and tumbleweeds for the last 100 years.” Similar property next door was released, but not this parcel, blocking a project for five years in a little town that could use the work and additional tax base. Urban sprawl isn’t a big problem in Merritt,

which like many small towns is trying to hang onto its population. Spallumcheen councillor Ed Hanoski described the situation beyond the towns, the real rural B.C. He proposed easing the restrictions on building a second home on farm properties. Currently, farmers can put a mobile home on their property for an elderly or infirm relative, but nothing with a permanent foundation. Once that relative moves or passes away, the

home is supposed to be removed. Hanoski said a sewage system for such a residence costs around $12,000. Add the temporary foundation, skirting, well hookup, power, landscaping, driveway, and a mobile home that will lose its value if it has to be moved, and the property owner takes a loss of $150,000 or more. That’s why the removal rule is routinely ignored in rural B.C., Hanoski said. These second homes are

the only rental stock there is, providing modest income for marginal farms, and should be allowed permanent foundations. Motion defeated, after a scolding from a Sunshine Coast delegate about people lusting to build mansions on farmland. I asked Bill Bennett, the cabinet minister in charge of the latest agricultural land review, about a rumoured proposal to split the province into two zones with different rules.

He declined to comment, but described the case of Fort Steele Farms, the East Kootenay community’s only market garden that almost closed because the next generation was initially refused permission for a second home. The two zones approach deserves serious consideration. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalNews.com Twitter:@tomfletcherbc

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Have your say in Midday Valley Rd rezoning Council to vote on rezoning after public hearing Tuesday By Emily Wessel THE HERALD

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Merrittonians will get one more chance to give their input on a proposed rezoning that could see a new asphalt plant in city limits. The city is hosting a public consultation at the Civic Centre on Tuesday at 5 p.m. After the consultation, no public input on the matter will be heard. The rezoning bylaw will go to council that night at its regular meeting two hours later. At the consultation, members of the public will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss the zoning amendment and the Official Community Plan amendment with city staff and councillors. The land in question sits at the corner of Midday Valley Road and Houston Street, near other industrial properties including the Tolko sawmill. The rezoning would change the land from its “future development” designation to M2, which is suitable for heavy industrial use. It is also on the downwind edge of Merritt, council heard at its Oct. 8 meeting.

At that meeting, some members of the public spoke out against the rezoning, citing declining air quality, noise and pollution if the plant goes ahead. One resident also passed a petition against the rezoning with 38 signatures to city administration. City council tabled the third reading of the rezoning bylaw to allow for more time to consult with the public. The application to rezone the land comes from Penticton-based asphalt manufacturing company Peter’s Bros. Calls to Peter’s Bros. were not returned. Process The bylaw to rezone the land also requires a change to the city’s Official Community Plan, which is Merritt’s guiding document to development. That amendment would change the land use designation on its map. The amendment to the Official Community Plan and the actual rezoning bylaw are required to move forward in tandem. At its Nov. 12 meeting, city council voted unanimously to rescind the amendment to the plan, which passed at the Oct. 8 meeting, while the rezoning bylaw was stalled at its third

reading. With the amendment to the plan rescinded, people have another chance to give input at the Nov. 26 consultation. Comments can also be submitted in writing to the city. Provincial emissions limits The province’s Environmental Management Act contains the Asphalt Plant Regulation, which establishes emissions limits and monitoring practices for asphalt plants throughout the province, except in the Greater Vancouver Regional District. The Asphalt Plant Regulation establishes limits for three types of emissions: particulate matter, carbon monoxide and organics. Emissions are measured in terms of weight in a given volume of air. B.C.’s laws use milligrams per cubic metre of air. The current emissions limit for particulate matter is set at 120 milligrams per metre cubed; 120 milligrams per metre cubed averaged over one hour for organics output; and 400 milligrams per metre cubed for carbon monoxide. Organics are defined as gaseous organic vapours

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consisting mostly of alkanes, alkenes or arenes (aromatic hydrocarbons, which is a type of one of the most widespread organic pollutants). Arenes are formed in combustion of fossil fuels. The plant also can’t exceed 20 per cent opacity, which means the degree to which emissions create a haze that reduces the passage of light or obscures objects in the background. The owner or operator of a hot mix asphalt plant could face a fine of up to $200,000 for breaking emissions limits set out by the act. The regulation does not specify odour and noise regulations as those are handled by municipal bylaws. Unlike the future Merritt Green Energy Project, asphalt plants are not required to go through environmental assessment before they’re built. In an email, a Ministry of Environment spokesman wrote it’s “extremely unlikely that an environmental assessment would be triggered, since ‘asphalt plants’ are not listed in the Reviewable Projects Regulation under the Environmental Assessment Act.” Emissions limits and

monitoring are set out in provincial law, but the operation of an asphalt plant is also subject to municipal bylaws and must acquire building permits from the city as well. Monitoring Under the current regulation, plants that produce less than 10,000 tonnes of asphalt per year only need to monitor every second year. Plants that produce more than 10,000 tonnes of asphalt per year and have demonstrated they’ve done so within emissions standards for three consecutive years are also permitted to monitor once every two years. Otherwise, plants that produce over 10,000 tonnes of asphalt per year have to do stack testing annually. New plants must do a stack monitoring to demonstrate compliance within 30 working days of the plant’s operation. If a plant exceeds the legal concentration limits, the operator must do another monitor within 90 days of the first one. Within 120 days of the original stack monitor, the owner or operator must provide a plan to the Ministry of Environment that outlines actions to bring the emissions within

concentration limits. Code of practice review The province is currently reviewing an Asphalt Plant Code of Practice, which would replace the regulation. The proposed set of emissions standards would limit emissions of particulate matter at 90 milligrams per metre cubed; 60 milligrams per metre cubed averaged over an hour for organics; 200 milligrams per metre cubed for carbon monoxide; and 20 per cent opacity. Although many of the requirements in the existing regulation would remain unchanged or be replaced with similar ones, the proposed code of practice would remove references to “mobile” and “stationary” plants to create a single set of air emission standards for asphalt plants. The province is also considering applying the location restrictions for mobile plant locations to stationary plants, which would require them to be built at least 300 metres from the nearest residence, 500 metres from a school in session, hospital or continuing care facility, and 50 metres from a stream.

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Two representatives of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project are giving a talk on Friday about the progress of the pipeline. Kinder Morgan employment and training lead Margery Knorr and regional lead in communications Kate Stebbings will discuss the project’s progress and discuss opportunities

with local businesses at a luncheon presented by the Merritt and District Chamber of Commerce. The speakers will present on the economic and employment opportunities associated with the proposed expansion. The pipeline has been running through Merritt for about

60 years. A recent bid by operator Kinder Morgan to twin the pipeline would nearly triple its capacity, raising it from 300,000 barrels of crude oil and bitumen per day to 890,000 barrels per day. The presentation takes place at noon at the Culture Club on Granite Avenue. Entrance to the luncheon is $15.

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We have been looking at what the adventist church is doing in their mission works. We have another organization called Maranatha. This group helps people in poor areas, providing them with a church in which they can worship Jesus, whom they love. This church consists of a roof on a metal frame, that’s it. It seats about 100 people, and only costs around $3,000.00. This church is put up for the people. It starts out with no walls, but the people will put on a little at a time as they can. There are hundreds of these buildings being built around the world. Who pays for them? The members of the church do. God promised in His Word, that if we would be faithful in tithes and offerings, that He would pour us out a blessing of more than we need. The amount that we don’t need, we can give to missions. If you think about it, there are things that we don’t need, but we buy them anyway, even though they are not good for us. If we would not spend our money on these expensive drinks, etc., that are

not good for us, we would have “extra” money for missions. When God gives us a commission, He also provided us with the means to do what He asks. We have a rich, kind and wonderful God. With all that is going on, such as the judgement and the giving of the gospel, God tells us that all of this will come to a close. But, before the end, there will be problems here on Earth. There will be weather problems, such as we have never seen, like Typhoon Haiyan that hit the Philippines. In Portland, six inches of rain fell in one night, not to mention floods in various other places not so close to home. Worse is the condition of people. Just listen to the news and see what people are doing to each other. This is prophesied in the Bible, that before Jesus comes the Earth will be filled with violence. There is so much going on at the same time, but it makes us think, “Where am I while all of this is going on? Am I under the promise and protection of Jesus?”

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Fantasic 3 bedrm home with new kitchen and eating area, huge hobby room & games room down. Sundeck off kitchen, private backyard oasis with pond & water feature. Double garage.

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Beautifully renovated 3 bedrm, 2 storey half duplex with 1 bedrm inlaw suite. Significant updates include new flooring throughout, paint, moldings, interior doors, kitchen countertops & all baths.

3 bedrm family home, close to schools with 24x24 shop/garage in backyard with large garden & fruit trees. Home has large living rm & kitchen, 2.5 baths, large rec.rm with dry bar.

This rancher features 3 bedrms, private yard with garden, 2 car garage & room for RV parking. Includes appliances & gas fireplace. Easy access and quality built home.

Great home in Lower Nicola on 0.35 acres with creek. 2 bedrms up, 1 down in renovated bsmt with new carpets, paint & HW tank. Large living room and a galley kitchen. 24x28 shop.

Quality executive 3 BR family home with HW & cork flooring with spacious rooms, vaulted ceilings & Mill Creek cabinets with granite top on kitchen island. U/G sprinklers, 2 sundecks, private yard.

Spacious 4 bedrm home with open design, 3 pce ensuite, large back porch, huge backyard with nice sundeck and a garden area. Inlcudes 2 bedrm bsmt suite. 26x24 double garage.

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Cozy & impressive home with entry way with oak floors & Victorian front doors & stained glass windows, bathrms refurbished with vintage tubs. Geothermal heating, 4 bedrms, 3 baths.

Completely renovated 4 bedrm home with new kitchen, flooring, new bathrms up & down, extra spacious floor plan with open concept living. Large lot, covered carport, RV parking.

Perfect for large family with 4 bedroom plus an additional 2 bedrm inlaw suite, den & play roo. Nice fenced yard for children or pets. Lane access. Community parks are close by.

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

Side by side uplex with 100 amp service. Each side has 2 bedrms, 1 bath and approx 432 sq.ft. Easy walk to shopping & schools. Has had some renovations. Adjacent duplex also for sale.

3 bedrms on the main, possible 4th down. Kitchen is bright & cheery with new counters & cabinets. Laminate & tile floors. Fully fin. bsmt with big family rm, office & storage.

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

#2115

#1863

#2015

#2038

#2116

#1923

#1982

#2035

#1988

$149,900

$549,900

#2135

$179,900

$499,000

$329,000

$279,000

$259,900

$169,900

$169,900

$246,300

HERITAGE HOME

CLOSE TO SCHOOLS

BEAUTIFUL HERITAGE HOME

WHY RENT

NICE MOBILE

CLOSE TO SCHOOLS

QUIET CUL DE SAC

NEW RANCHER

RIVERFRONT PROPERTY

EXTRA HALF LOT

In downtown core, close to all amenities, lane access & private yard. Features 3 bedrms, 4 pce ensuite, Victorian classic kitchen with all appl., HW flooring in many rooms, 9 ft ceilings & large family rm.

Large family home in good area, close to schools with 3 bedrms up and 2 bedrm inlaw suite on ground level. New paint & flooring on main. HW radiant heat with new boiler in 2009. Large fenced backyard.

Beautifully finished 2 bdrm heritage home on 0.25 acre lot with new carport. Home has been completely restored including new windows, roof, kitchen & bathrm. 9 ½ ft ceilings, new plumbing

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

2009 mobile in Lower Nicola MHP with 2 bedrooms, open design kitchen/living room. Hardi plank siding, 2 x 6 construction, large lot. Great home for retirees or first time buyers

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

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

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

Executive 3 bedrm rancher on immaculate ½ acre lot backing onto Nicola River. Features 3 bedrms, 2 baths, 1900+ sq.ft. with maple HW, ceramic tile & large 475 sq.ft. covered deck.

Perfect for large family with 4 bedrms, 2.5 baths, stainless steel appliances, BI vac, A/C. Great yard with patio gazebo, UG & drip irrigation, double garage and extra parking on 1.5 lots.

#2052

#2034

#2043

#2090

#2010

#1963

#1884

#2022

#2100

#2105

$289,900

$329,000

$239,000 SPENCES BRIDGE

PRIVATE OASIS

$97,900 EXECUTIVE HOME

$71,900 GREAT STARTER

$289,000

$299,900

#2097

$279,000

US

FREE

Executive 5 bedrm, 3 bath home the HW floors, slate tile, gourmet chef’s kitchen with Maple shaker cabinets. Large living rm, den & family rm with sliding doors to deck. Fully finished basement.

Very clean home with 3 bedroom up, 2 bathrooms, new tile & newer flooring in living room. Close to schools. Has a carport in back with lane access and fenced yard.

Great opportunity to own a one bedroom apartment in Merritt. Why rent when you can own. Very affordable unit. BONUS of $3,000 paid to Buyer upon completion! Includes appliances.

Great opportunity of 6 strata title townhomes, all within walking distance to downtown & close to all amenities. Being sold below assessed value at $87,900 per unit. Call for more details.

#2101

#2027

#2110

#2089

#2044

$509,900

$127,500

$389,000

Call us for a

3 bedrm, 2 bath double wide on its own 0.17 acre lot with fruit trees & garden area. Great retreat close to the famous Thompson River known for salmon & steelhead fishing.

$99,500

$439,000

INVESTORS

INVESTORS

BON

Totally renovated home, tastefully decorated, 4 bedrms, 2 baths plus sunroom, custom kitchen with granite counters, fantastic bathrm with high end fixtures. Incredible backyard with water features.

$359,900

$65,000

$527,400

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Moving Real Estate BC Ltd. STRATA END UNIT

Lana McPharlane 315-3748

Don Gossoo Managing Broker

GARDENERS PARADISE

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Janis Post 315-3672

#102 - 2840 Voght St., Merritt, BC •

ADULT ORIENTED STRATA

THREE LEVEL SPLIT

DESIRABLE AREA

Don Ward 315-3503

Ray Thompson 315-3377

315-3043

CENTRAL LOCATION

HUGE LOT

LOTS OF PARKING

19,500 sq.ft. lot with fruit trees & vegetable gardens. Home has 2 bdrms up & 2 down. Nicely manicured lawn, has cold storage for canning. Has new siding, windows & furnace

One of the nicest gated communities in Merritt with views of the Nicola River. Has 3 bedrms, 2 baths, open design living, gas F/P, galley kitchen with nook, laundry on main, hobby & rec.rm down.

Executive 3 level split family home with stunning view of the valley. Has a grand living rm and dining rm with large vaulted ceilings, open kitchen concept with sunken family rm. 3 bedrms up, large master suite. Upgrades include new bathrm, windows & more.

Immaculate 4 bedrm home with fantastic views., 3 pce ensuite with soaker tub & sitting rm. Living rm with gas F/P. Main level has family rm, office, laundry. Double garage. Near college.

#2124

#2130

#2120

#2121

An older 2 bedroom home in nice neighbourhood, close to the downtown on an extra large 13,780 sq.ft. lot that may have subdivision potential. Lane access to a well maintained backyard with a single garage

#2126

#2133

$239,000

$385,000

$329,900

Moving Real Estate BC Ltd. GREAT SETTING

DESIRABLE AREA

NEW

Nice newer end unit with good sized totally fenced yard. Bright open floor plan, kitchen has large island & big pantry. 3 bedrms, open rec.rm & laundry up. 3 pce ensuite, central A/C & double garage.

$225,000

Personal Real Estate Corporation

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NEW

$224,900

Brad Yakimchuk

$149,999

Clean 4 bedrm rancher, close to shopping, transit & schools. Reno’s include flooring, siding & complete main bathrm. Large fenced yard, nicely landscaped with storage shed & workshop.

Gorgeous home with gourmet kitchen, S/S appliances, large balcony off living & dining rooms with views. 4 bedrms, 3 baths, fully finished bsmt with wet bar, games room. Professionally landscaped. Lots of parking.

Beautiful 4 bedrm family home with Home Warranty in newer Bench location. Tastefully finished home with top quality products, open concept living, large kitchen with island, maple HW flooring, central A/C. Yard is zero landscape in front & fully fin. in back.

Beautifully renovated 3 level split with open concept design, large windows, vaulted ceilings & central A/C. Has new kitchen with S/S appliances, new bathrm flooring & paint. Huge double garage.

#2129

#1998

#2132

#2128

$144,900

$469,900

$389,900

$330,999

INCREDIBLE VALUE

NEWER APARTMENT

IMMACULATE DUPLEX

AMAZING YARD

DESIGN & QUALITY

QUIET AREA

HUGE SHOP

CUTE & COZY

REMARKABLE HOME

18,000 SQ.FT. LOT

3 bedrms up plus 2 bedrm legal suite down, on 0.19 acre corner lot. Perfect for young family looking for a mortgage helper or an investor. Easy walk to bus and school. Fenced backyard with mature cedars.

Newer 2 bedrm apartment in a great neighbourhood. Features granite counters, S/S appliances. This home has an open modern design, great for entertaining & built-in A/C.

Immaculate side by side duplex with approx. 960 sq.ft. & 2 bedrms per side. Reno’s in 2004 & 2007 include flooring, plumbing, electrical, furnaces, HW tanks & Mill Creek kitchen & both baths. Has detached 16x24 shop.garage.

Fantasic 3 bedrm home with new kitchen and eating area, huge hobby room & games room down. Sundeck off kitchen, private backyard oasis with pond & water feature. Double garage.

In upscale neighbourhood with views of the valley. 3 bedrms on main with 4 pce ensuite, bright kitchen, sunken living rm with vaulted ceilings & gas F/P. Has 2 bedrm suite with sep. entrance.

Nice corner lot on a quiet street with plenty of room to build a shop. This home is awaiting your ideas. Home is in need of some TLC and is priced accordingly.

Excellent starter home in Lower Nicola on 0.72 acre lot with 48x48 shop. Home has 2 bedrms, 1152 sq.ft. gas fireplace. A work in progress but the neighbourhood but the results can be fantastic.

Charming 2 bedrm home with fresh paint, roof, updated windows & kitchen. 12x12 patio off sundeck. Quiet neighbourd, centrally location with lane access, RV parking & insulated shop.

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

#1957

#2122

#2049

#2014

#2096

#2098

#2099

#2108

#1861

Very private yard with fruit trees, amazing patio, fish pond & garden area. Home custom 3 level split home has 4 bedrms, large windows, 12x13 sunroom accessible from master bedrm. The basement has large rec.rm and 2 bedrms.

$199,900

$165,000

$298,500

$319,000

$419,000

$99,900

$169,000

$165,000

$395,000

#2111

$325,000

SPOTLESS HOME

BENCH RANCHER

WALK TO AMENITIES

HALF DUPLEX

BIG DETACHED SHOP

DESIRABLE AREA

LOWER NICOLA

EXECUTIVE BENCH HOME

IN QUIET CUL DE SAC

REVENUE FOURPLEX

4 bedrm home, centrally located. New HW tank & boiler in 2011, new metal roof, HE gas F/P, updated windows, UG sprinklers & freshly painted. Spacious backyard, RV parking, single garage.

Nice 2 bedrm rancher on popular Bench area. Pine kitchen cabinets, roomy living room with gas F/P. Fairly large sundeck, private backyard, single garage. Great for retirees or first time buyer.

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

Beautifully renovated 3 bedrm, 2 storey half duplex with 1 bedrm inlaw suite. Significant updates include new flooring throughout, paint, moldings, interior doors, kitchen countertops & all baths.

3 bedrm family home, close to schools with 24x24 shop/garage in backyard with large garden & fruit trees. Home has large living rm & kitchen, 2.5 baths, large rec.rm with dry bar.

This rancher features 3 bedrms, private yard with garden, 2 car garage & room for RV parking. Includes appliances & gas fireplace. Easy access and quality built home.

Great home in Lower Nicola on 0.35 acres with creek. 2 bedrms up, 1 down in renovated bsmt with new carpets, paint & HW tank. Large living room and a galley kitchen. 24x28 shop.

Quality executive 3 BR family home with HW & cork flooring with spacious rooms, vaulted ceilings & Mill Creek cabinets with granite top on kitchen island. U/G sprinklers, 2 sundecks, private yard.

Spacious 4 bedrm home with open design, 3 pce ensuite, large back porch, huge backyard with nice sundeck and a garden area. Inlcudes 2 bedrm bsmt suite. 26x24 double garage.

Side by side fourplex on a 1/3 of an acre. Has been renovated inside & out including roof & septic system. Monthly rental revenue is currently $2670. Cooperative water. Desirable location

#2053

#2113

#2125

#2102

#2080

#2081

#2088

#1997

#2050

#2103

$244,900

$229,000

$149,000

$209,000

$229,900

$224,900

$269,900

$419,900

$334,900

$298,000

COZY RANCHER

SENSATIONAL

COZY BUNGALOW

FANTASTIC VIEWS

GREAT BENCH HOME

HAVE A BIG FAMILY?

CLOSE TO SCHOOL

INVESTMENT

GREAT LOCATION

SPOTLESS RANCHER

Beautiful 2 bedroom home plus den/hobby room completely updated including all flooring, paint & most fixtures. Lane access for extra parking in rear. Centrally located in downtown core.

Quality built view home offers approx. 4000 sq.ft. on 3 levels. Large chef’s kitchen with all appliances, family rm open to large balcony, 4 bedrms, 3 baths. Fully finished basement. Triple garage.

Great home in the downtown area, close to shopping & amenities. Flat, fenced lot with mature landscaping & RV parking. Home has open oak kitchen/dining rm, 3 bedrms, private patio with hot tub.

Cozy & impressive home with entry way with oak floors & Victorian front doors & stained glass windows, bathrms refurbished with vintage tubs. Geothermal heating, 4 bedrms, 3 baths.

Completely renovated 4 bedrm home with new kitchen, flooring, new bathrms up & down, extra spacious floor plan with open concept living. Large lot, covered carport, RV parking.

Perfect for large family with 4 bedroom plus an additional 2 bedrm inlaw suite, den & play roo. Nice fenced yard for children or pets. Lane access. Community parks are close by.

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

Side by side uplex with 100 amp service. Each side has 2 bedrms, 1 bath and approx 432 sq.ft. Easy walk to shopping & schools. Has had some renovations. Adjacent duplex also for sale.

3 bedrms on the main, possible 4th down. Kitchen is bright & cheery with new counters & cabinets. Laminate & tile floors. Fully fin. bsmt with big family rm, office & storage.

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

#2115

#1863

#2015

#2038

#2116

#1923

#1982

#2035

#1988

$149,900

$549,900

#2135

$179,900

$499,000

$329,000

$279,000

$259,900

$169,900

$169,900

$246,300

HERITAGE HOME

CLOSE TO SCHOOLS

BEAUTIFUL HERITAGE HOME

WHY RENT

NICE MOBILE

CLOSE TO SCHOOLS

QUIET CUL DE SAC

NEW RANCHER

RIVERFRONT PROPERTY

EXTRA HALF LOT

In downtown core, close to all amenities, lane access & private yard. Features 3 bedrms, 4 pce ensuite, Victorian classic kitchen with all appl., HW flooring in many rooms, 9 ft ceilings & large family rm.

Large family home in good area, close to schools with 3 bedrms up and 2 bedrm inlaw suite on ground level. New paint & flooring on main. HW radiant heat with new boiler in 2009. Large fenced backyard.

Beautifully finished 2 bdrm heritage home on 0.25 acre lot with new carport. Home has been completely restored including new windows, roof, kitchen & bathrm. 9 ½ ft ceilings, new plumbing

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

2009 mobile in Lower Nicola MHP with 2 bedrooms, open design kitchen/living room. Hardi plank siding, 2 x 6 construction, large lot. Great home for retirees or first time buyers

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

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

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

Executive 3 bedrm rancher on immaculate ½ acre lot backing onto Nicola River. Features 3 bedrms, 2 baths, 1900+ sq.ft. with maple HW, ceramic tile & large 475 sq.ft. covered deck.

Perfect for large family with 4 bedrms, 2.5 baths, stainless steel appliances, BI vac, A/C. Great yard with patio gazebo, UG & drip irrigation, double garage and extra parking on 1.5 lots.

#2052

#2034

#2043

#2090

#2010

#1963

#1884

#2022

#2100

#2105

$289,900

$329,000

$239,000 SPENCES BRIDGE

PRIVATE OASIS

$97,900 EXECUTIVE HOME

$71,900 GREAT STARTER

$289,000

$299,900

#2097

$279,000

US

FREE

Executive 5 bedrm, 3 bath home the HW floors, slate tile, gourmet chef’s kitchen with Maple shaker cabinets. Large living rm, den & family rm with sliding doors to deck. Fully finished basement.

Very clean home with 3 bedroom up, 2 bathrooms, new tile & newer flooring in living room. Close to schools. Has a carport in back with lane access and fenced yard.

Great opportunity to own a one bedroom apartment in Merritt. Why rent when you can own. Very affordable unit. BONUS of $3,000 paid to Buyer upon completion! Includes appliances.

Great opportunity of 6 strata title townhomes, all within walking distance to downtown & close to all amenities. Being sold below assessed value at $87,900 per unit. Call for more details.

#2101

#2027

#2110

#2089

#2044

$509,900

$127,500

$389,000

Call us for a

3 bedrm, 2 bath double wide on its own 0.17 acre lot with fruit trees & garden area. Great retreat close to the famous Thompson River known for salmon & steelhead fishing.

$99,500

$439,000

INVESTORS

INVESTORS

BON

Totally renovated home, tastefully decorated, 4 bedrms, 2 baths plus sunroom, custom kitchen with granite counters, fantastic bathrm with high end fixtures. Incredible backyard with water features.

$359,900

$65,000

$527,400

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LAND

IC & I

LUXURIOUS WATERFRONT

12.16 acres

incredible investment

Lavish oasis on 1.05 acres at Nicola Lake. This custom home has 4 bedrms, 5 baths, over 6000 sq.ft. with open concept design, gourmet kitchen, large living areas, 2 master suites & gorgeous infinity pool.

1.216 acre treed lot waiting for you to develop it. Many building site and with great views plus shallow well in place. Hydro to lot line.

Fantastic investment with 6 revenue streams – 3 residential suites and 3 commercial units at ground level. Highway frontage for excellent exposure for commercial & centrally located. Call for details.

#2131  

#2048

#2114

Homes on acreage fantastic 27.48 acres

horse lovers

private 160 acres

SOLD Spotless 4 bedrm home with master & ensuite on the main, ground level entry, modern kitchen design, exquisite HW floors, spacious deck w/hot tub & full daylight bsmt. 50x30 quonset.

#2094

$449,000

Fantastic acreage just 15 mins. from Merritt by Aspen Grove. Has 1500 sq.ft. modular with large covered deck. Includes 2 shops, corrals with heated automatic watering for livestock & more.

#2119

$849,900

Lush 48.46 acres in Sunshine Valley, over 1 km bordering the Nicola River - watering rights. Quality home featuring spacious kitchen, 5 bedrms, 4 baths, in-law suite. 2nd farmhand residence, 55 acres organic hayfields, irrigation & farm equipment, hayshed, 4-stall barn w/ tack room & riding arena.

#2095

$849,000

$2,755,000

$219,000

$399,000

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kane valley

prestigious home

at nicola lake

1 acre lot

industrial building

Enjoy the peace & privacy from this 10 acre parcel that backs onto Crown Land. Beautiful log home with open concept, kitchen area overlooks gardens. Has several outbldgs. Great rec. area.

Custom home on 51.99 acres with panoramic views. This private home has open design with custom cut timbers frame beams, HW flooring, 3 bedrms, 2.5 baths & wrap around deck

Magnificent lakefront home with vaulted ceilings, 5 bedrms, 4.5 baths, 2 large sundecks overlooking the lake, fully finished basement, low E windows & UG boathouse.

Enjoy the great outdoors on this 1 acre lot on Iron Mountain, close to fishing, hunting, cross country skiing & all outdoor activities. Only 10 mins. from Merritt. Perfect for a hobby farm.

Immaculate 8000 sq.ft. precast tilt-up building on corner lot with excellent exposure. Easy access to truck route. Adjoining warehouse has bay door, loading deck office & messanine space.

country getaway

HORSE PROPERTY

COUNTRY LIVING

waterfront acreage

19.77 acres

commercial building

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

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

Nice country retreat on 1.99 acres just 15 minutes from Merritt with flat levels & drilled well. Close to crown land. 3 bedrms, 2.5 baths, huge rec.rm down, A/C & double garage. Nice views.

Live the dream on Nicola Lake in Quilchena on the Lake development. Waterfront 1.855 acres, close to golf course, fishing & all outdoor water & recreation activities.

Private 19.77 acres with spectacular view of the valley & mountains. Located off Petit Creek Rd at end of quiet cul de sac. Property is treed with creek running through it.

Great location on a corner lot on main street coming into Merritt. This 7300 sq.ft. building is zoned C-4 with a site specific zoning for prof. offices, doctors, lawyers etc. Lots of parking.

#1961

#2021

$398,800

on 4.64 acres

$599,000

#1992

$519,900

#1837

#1922

$749,900

$275,000

#1842

#2025

$998,000

$359,900

#2107

#1597

$159,000

#1913

$890,000

#2019

$595,000

OPPORTUNITY

12.63 acres

private ranch

breathtaking views

$112,500

12.63 acre lot with great access to Spius Creek. Several good building sites. Drilled well. Hydro to lot line. Located in Sunshine Valley on Cleasby Road.

#2047

$209,000 6 acres

Country living on 4.64 acres with beautiful 4 bedrm log home. Spacious loft master suite, newer kitchen & appliances, new electric furnace & heat pump, pellet stove. Great views

#1916

Waterfront acreage for rec. property of build your home in the country. Mostly flat with many building sites. Has shallow well, septic approval, hydro on land & driveway in. Easy access with crown land nearby.

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

riverfront lot

20 acres

huge shop

Last bare land parcel fronting Nicola River in the city limits. 0.91 acres, completely flat. Unlimited possibilities to build your dream home. Call for more details.

Great development property, for sale or lease, with utilities at lot line. Golf course and resort planned just up Midday Valley Road. Two parcels, two titles but being sold together

Zoned C-2, has 3164 sq.ft. building with 3 bays, parts room and comes with assorted tools & hoist. Has 3 separately titled lots of 18000 sq.ft. in total.

waterfront lot

2 acres

commercial

Just over 1 acre lot at Nicola Lake. Great fishing, water sports & hiking. Gentle slope, easy access allows for a wide variety of house plans. Includes 4x32 ft roll-a-dock with deep water kit.

Great rec. property is build your home in the country. Drilled well with 15 gpm, septic approval, power at lot line and driveway are all in. Nice views & close to crown land access

Great building of 1680 sq.ft., corner lot, high traffic area. Previously used as showroom for car dealership. Zoned C-2. 2 separate titles.

large view lot

industrial acreage

In Savona, incredible 133 acres almost surrounds lake. Has 2 main cabins & 3 additional cabins, off the grid. Great area for all rec. activities- hiking, snowmobiling, fishing, hunting & more

$474,900

#1663

103 acres

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

#1890 

$549,000

Exceptionally well built 5 bedrm home on 20 acres, with 4 baths & inlaw suite in fully fin. bsmt. Large windows to enjoy the panoramic views. Reinforced foundation & external walls. 26x37 shop & garage.

#1866

Coldwater Hills APPROX. 10 ACRE LOTS

Prices Starting at $129,000 + GST Beautiful 10 +/- acre parcel with gorgeous views of the Coldwater River, just 10 minutes from Merritt. Power at lot line & many lots have pre-approved building & septic sites. Some lots have wells, but all have a gov’t required hydrology study to assure Buyers of ample domestic water. #1442.

$799,995

#2082

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

#1953

$575,000

$109,900

$299,000

#1915

#1713

#1914

AT NICOLA LAKE

$189,000

$2,000,000

$139,000

#1994 

#2056

#2054

$570,00

$465,000

$345,000

SOLD

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

#1999

$389,000

commercial Spectacular 1 acre view lot at Nicola Lake, just 15 minutes from Merritt. Fantastic property to build your home and overlook the lake. Only short walk to the waters edge.

Large estate size on with beautiful panoramic views of the Nicola River and bordering ranch lands. All this within the city limits and walking distance to shopping

#1918

#1900

$190,000

$83,000

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

3 separate title lots. Was a former gas station. Good highway exposure. 1200 sq.ft. garage with 2 bays, fenced lot. Zoned C-2. Call for more details.

#2055

$325,000


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Tricks from a dietitian to keep you trim Commit to exercise No time to work out this busy holiday season? Make it a family affair. Turn on the radio and dance with the kids for 20 minutes, or suggest after-dinner walks around the neighbourhood following your next family feast. Using these tips, you can save yourself the stress of unwanted weight gain. You may even lose a few pounds in time for New Year’s Eve.

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Facet joints can be a pain in the neck DR. COLIN GAGE Spinal COLUMN When it comes to problems in your neck or back, a common problem I see in my office is related to one or more of the small joints located between each of the vertebrae or bones of your spine. They are called vertebral “facet joints” and are located at the back of each vertebra. These joints, along with a disk and some strong ligaments, are what interlock two

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neighbouring vertebrae together. Due to the fact the facet joints between each vertebra allow one vertebra to move relative to the one next to it, the overall spine can actually be quite flexible. The facet joints have many nerve endings in them and are therefore highly sensitive to pain. When these joints are injured traumatically, as in a car accident, or mildly stressed for extended periods of time, as in poor posture at school or work, they can become very stiff and acutely painful. Chiropractors are highly trained to use “spinal manipulation” to restore the proper mobility of these joints. Muscle relaxant and

‘It is your body that does the healing and not your chiropractor, your medical doctor or the prescription drugs.’ — HEALTH COLUMNIST DR. COLIN GAGE

painkiller prescription medications may give you some relief temporarily but they will not restore the motion to the affected joints, making you vulnerable to the problem reoccurring in the future. Once the facet joints have been manipulated a few times, the pain should begin to subside. However, the inflammation within the joint and the surrounding con-

nective tissue may take several weeks to fully settle down. During this time, you should receive regular chiropractic adjustments in order to maintain the mobility within the joints as they heal completely and naturally. As well, I would encourage you to do some simple stretching exercises to help speed up the process. When the joints and muscles have healed to

DR. HONG CHUNG Merritt ACUPUNCTURE I once read the amusing results of a survey which showed that we can live with someone who has bad foot odour but not with someone who has bad breath. The problem of bad breath causes many people agony. They may be too uncomfortable to tell someone close to them that that person’s breath is repellent, or they may be afflicted with offensive breath themselves. People often think that the cause must be a dental issue and thus turn to a dentist for help. According to Eastern medicine, the true cause of foul breath may lie not only inside the mouth. Heat in the internal organs can produce malodorous breath and therefore its

treatment also focuses on clearing this heat naturally. First, there’s the case of heat in the liver. There may be a heightened sensation of heat when using the fingers to press from the skin’s surface down deep to the bone. One who has heat in the liver often experiences achiness in the extremities, difficulty with bowel movements, is quick to anger, is easily startled, and their symptom of fetid breath worsens at dawn. This type of case is seen more often in male patients who regularly smoke and drink alcohol. Secondly, there’s the case of heat in the heart. Symptoms include a feeling of fullness in the stomach area, aching in the chest, hot palms, feeling thirsty, and often belching. The bad breath is worse during the daytime. This condition is more often seen in female patients, as women tend to be more sensitive to stress in their environment. A person who has heat in the heart is easily irritated,

and reacts sensitively to even trivial stimulation which leads to a worsening of breath odour. Third is the case of heat in the spleen. A person with this condition often experiences weakness in the limbs, lethargy, apathy, and likes to lie down, and their symptom of malodorous breath is exacerbated at night. Irregular and incorrect eating habits burden the spleen and stomach, and undigested food accumulates and produces heat. This heat generates a thick coating on the tongue, causing foul breath to worsen. Fourthly, there’s the case of heat in the lungs. Symptoms include shortness of breath, a great deal of coughing, feeling frequently chilly,

and the sense of being alternately hot and cold. Breath odour worsens around sunset, and tends to have a characteristic fish smell. And fifth is the case of heat in the kidneys. This produces symptoms such as aching in the bones, an inability to tolerate heat, and difficulty standing up from a sitting position. It occurs more often in males who experience extreme physical exertion or have excessive sexual habits. Bad breath due to kidney heat is like a rotting smell, and may often be connected to an elimination disorder such as difficulty urinating, urination with blood, and/ or constipation. There are many causes of bad breath. If

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the point you are able to become more physically active, then I would suggest that more vigorous core strengthening exercises be done. A stronger core will offer more support to the joints of the spine and help prevent the injury from happening again. Finally, it is important to remember when you injure yourself, it is your body that does the healing and not your chiropractor, medical doctor or the prescription drugs. You must be patient during this process because it will take some time. My job as the chiropractor is to simply help the healing process along and make it happen as quickly and completely as possible.

Eastern treatment of bad breath it is chronic, the recommended solution is to think of it as a disorder of the internal organs and to treat the root cause.

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Three-point weekend keeps Merritt near the top of the Interior By Ian Webster THE HERALD sports@merrittherald.c

The Merritt Centennials (15-9-1-1) extended their points streak to six games on the weekend thanks to a hard-fought 4-3 overtime loss to the Vernon Vipers on Friday and a decisive 3-1 win over the Nanaimo Clippers Sunday afternoon. The OT loss to the Vipers on home ice Friday was a tough one. After a pair of Jeff Wight powerplay goals in the second period put the Cents in front, 3-2, the Snakes knotted the game midway through the third and buried the winner 1:28 into the first overtime period. Merritt head coach and GM Luke Pierce said the defeat was a bitter pill to swallow. “I thought that we were the better team on the night. We played well enough to win the hockey game and didn’t.” Pierce said the Cents paid a heavy price for a few costly mistakes. “There’s not a lot of nights where you make a defensive miscue and [the other team]

capitalizes every time. Unfortunately, Friday was one of them.” Vernon scored first and last in the opening period, with nearly identical goals from Liam Coughlin and Matty Saharchuk bookending Merritt’s lone tally by Scotty Patterson — his sixth goal in five games. While the Vipers had the edge in play in the first period, the Cents owned the middle stanza, outshooting the Snakes 12-5 and getting the period’s only two markers from Wight, who, along with Dane Birks, were in their first game back since returning from the World Junior A Challenge in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. In the third period, Brendan Persley split the Merritt defence for a breakaway goal to tie the game at 3-3 and send it to circus time. In the first five minutes of sudden-death, another defensive error allowed Vernon’s Riley Guenther to skate into the wide-open high slot and snap the winner past a helpless Devin Kero in the Centennials’ net. Merritt outshot

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Vernon 32-29 on the night and went twofor-three with the man advantage while limiting the Vipers to just one powerplay goal on six opportunities. “It was a well-played game by both teams — very honest,” said Pierce. Sunday’s outcome against the Mike Vandekamp-coached

Clippers shouldn’t have even been close. The Centennials played possibly their best 60 minutes of hockey this year (I said that last week, too) in thoroughly dominating the surly, fractious Boatmen. If it hadn’t been for Clips’ netminder Jayson Argue, who stopped 51 of 53 shots, Merritt

could easily have reached double-digits on the scoreboard. “Everybody played well,” said Pierce in reference to his squad. “We were much better defensively. Nanaimo came out hard, but I like it when teams attack us, because we can use our speed against them.” No one was flying up

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The Merritt Centennials swung a deal last week that saw 18-yearold rookie defenceman Dylan Bowen, from Lumby, traded to the Trail Smoke Eaters for veteran 20-year-old blueliner Curtis Toneff, a

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“It was something totally unexpected,” said Cents’ head coach and GM Luke Pierce. “I never thought that we’d have to deal with that.”

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on a Cents’ victory with a hat-trick empty-netter just six seconds before the final buzzer. Kero had a quiet night in the Merritt net facing just 24 shots. The Cents went one-for six on the powerplay, while Nanaimo was blanked on their six attempts. Going into Wednesday night’s game between the Vipers and the Penticton Vees in Vernon, the Cents were in a tie for first place with the Vipes in the cramped Interior Conference of the BCHL with 32 points. A Snakes’ victory Wednesday would put them two points up on the Centennials, while a Vees’ win would leapfrog them past both Vernon and Merritt into top spot. This weekend sees the Cents play a home-andhome series against the Surrey Eagles, last season’s BCHL champions. The Winged Ones are in Merritt Friday night for a 7:30 p.m. puck drop. The two teams meet again Saturday night at the South Surrey Arena.

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and down the ice faster than the Centennials’ James Neil who scored all three Merritt goals in the afternoon contest at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena. “It didn’t surprise me that James had that kind of game against them,” said Pierce. “He used his speed and his strength to beat them. They just couldn’t stop him. I haven’t seen a performance like that in a long time. He could have had six goals. He was that good.” Neil opened the scoring on the powerplay at 3:56 of the first period — a period that saw the Centennials outshoot the Clippers 21-8. Had it not been for Argue, this game would have been over before the first ice clean. After a scoreless middle stanza, which saw Merritt pepper 18 more shots at Argue, Neil scored his second of the night just 56 seconds into the third period. Cory Renwick tallieded Nanaimo’s only goal with less than five minutes left in regulation to make things interesting, but Neil sealed the deal

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Toneff sent to AJHL From Page 20 “We put a ton of effort and research into the trade. We talked to a lot of people and got nothing but positive feedback about Curtis. There was zero indication that this would happen. I was totally shocked. “Had we known how the trade would unfold, we never would have made it, obviously,” said Pierce. “Unfortunately, it’s buyer-beware on any trade. You can’t just ask for your player back. That’s not the way things work. “We did everything we could do to make the deal happen, but you always take a risk,”

said Pierce. “We just have to move on.” Despite his decision not to come to Merritt, Toneff ’s Junior A rights continued to be held by the Centennials. On the team’s website Wednesday morning, the club announced that it has traded Toneff ’s playing rights to the Spruce Grove Saints of the Alberta Junior Hockey League for future considerations. In 24 games this season with the Smoke Eaters, Toneff had four goals and nine assists for 13 points. In his first year with the Centennials, Bowen played in 18 games, scoring twice and adding three assists.

Cents’ health improving From Page 20 Friday’s game against Vernon saw not only the return of Wight and Birks from the WJAC, but the absence of Diego Cuglietta and Russell Sanderson (illness) along with Adam Tracey and Daniel Nachbaur (injury). Cuglietta was back in the lineup Sunday, but Rhett Willcox was out

due to illness. “It’s been a tough run,” said Pierce of his team’s depleted numbers, “but I think we’re slowly getting healthy.” Willcox, Sanderson and Nachbaur (who has been out of the lineup for almost two months) should be good to go this weekend. Tracey is a bit more of a question mark. He was due to get an MRI this week.

Merritt Otters looking to rule the pool next summer By Ian Webster

Sheldon went on to add, “With the Otters, I think Ryland is pushing and challenging himself a bit more than perhaps he would just with mom and dad. It’s good for him.” For more information on the Merritt Otters and their winter maintenance program, contact the club registrar, Josée Warren (315-1075), or stop by the Aquatic Centre and inquire at the front desk.

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If this past weekend’s success is any indication, the Merritt Otters Swim Club will be a force to be reckoned with come next summer’s competitive swimming season. The Otters held the first of four off-season mini-meets at the Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre on Saturday. No fewer than 46 local club members, ranging in age from 4 – 16, took part. All of this Saturday’s participants are registered in the Otters’ winter maintenance program, which sees swimmers in the pool practising twice weekly for a total of two hours, and in the gym at Central School once a week for dryland training. “That’s the maximum amount of supervised swimming we’re allowed to have out of season,” said Otters’ winter maintenance head coach and Central School principal Leroy Slanzi. “The kids are really enthusiastic, and with these meets, our hope is to have the swimmers at or approaching PBs (personal bests) by the time summer swimming begins in April.”

STOKED BACKSTROKER Nicola LaBounty churns up the pool during the backstroke event at the Merritt Otters’ fun meet at the Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre on Saturday. Ian Webster/Herald

“I’m tremendously excited about our winter program,” said Josée Warren who has two youngsters in the club and helps run the dryland sessions. “I think our swimmers will improve so much, especially with the fun meets every couple of months.” Fourteen-year-old Jamie Neil is embracing the off-season training in a big way. Fresh off

competing at the B.C. high school zone championships in October and almost qualifying for provincials, the Grade 8 student at MSS shaved several seconds off a couple of her best times on Saturday and sees plenty of room for improvement in the coming months. For six-year-old Ryland Sheldon, Saturday’s action at the pool was a whole new

world. A brand new Otter, Sheldon entered his first couple of races ever on Saturday and was all smiles. “He just loves swimming. Our whole family does,” said Ryland’s dad, Randy, a P.E. teacher at Merritt Secondary School. “Swimming is really big with us, because we camp a lot in the summer, and we’re always by lakes and rivers.”

Former Otter Taylor Carmichael, 16, was the lone competitor from Merritt Secondary School at the B.C. high school swimming championships in Richmond on the weekend. A total of 86 schools from around the province took part. Competing in the open division for year-round swimmers, Carmichael placed 20th in the 100m freestyle (1:04.47), 23rd in 200 individual medley (2:43.79), 24th in 100m fly (1:14.60) and 27th in 50m free (30.09). A Grade 11 student at MSS, Carmichael now swims for the Kamloops Classics Swim Club which trains and competes 12 months of the year.

MINOR HOCKEY REPORT Atom Development Breanna Ouellet’s two goals, along with strong puckstopping performances by Bryce Garcia and Carson Lang, paced the Fountain Tire atoms to a 3-1 victory over Vernon on the weekend. The Jr. Cents’ other goal was scored by Matthew Newman.

Peewee Rep The Ramada Inn peewees finished fourth at a nine-team tournament in Osoyoos and Oliver on the weekend. The Jr. Cents’ 3-1 record included wins over West Kelowna (7-3), North Vancouver (4-3) and North Kamloops (5-4). The team’s only loss, 4-3, was to the hosts from South Okanagan. Merritt scorers at the tournament were Spencer Vaughan, Talon Zakall, Connor Ouellet, Armoni McRae, Makyla Cooke, Liam Kelly and Justin Tighe.

Bantam Girls The Joco Transport bantam girls continue to sit in first place in the league standings, thanks to three wins recently.

On the Nov. 9-10 weekend, the bantams travelled to Lillooet for a pair of games and defeated their hosts 12-1 and 5-0. This past Saturday, the Joco girls won 9-1 on home ice against Kamloops. Scoring for the Merritt bantams in their trio of games were Madeleine Barnes, Keisha Henry, Skylar Willey, Gracynn Bose, Renée Stockwell, Shailyn John and Tiarra Sterling. Contributing assists were defensive stalwarts Courtney Christy and Kendel Cunningham. Emma Ferch picked up all three wins in net.

Midget Rep A courageous Tracker Sportswear midget rep team, consisting of just eight skaters and two goalies, travelled to Sicamous on the Nov. 9-10 weekend for an eight-team tournament. After losing their opening game 4-0 to Kelowna, the Jr. Cents went a perfect 3-0 to win the “B” final and place third overall. Victories came against 100 Mile (10-3), Springbank from Alberta (5-0) and Kelowna (5-1). Tournament scorers were Marcelo Bose, Jesse Cunningham, Tyler Edward, Nolan Prowal, Grayson McMaster and Dakota Wudrich. Sam Suzuki had two of Merritt’s

three wins in net; the third went to Tyrell Suzuki. This past Saturday, the Tracker midgets hosted Summerland in league play and defeated the Jets 5-2. Goal scorers for Merritt were Edward, Prowal and Bose.

Home Games This Weekend The Murray GM bantams are hosting a seven-team tournament this Friday through Sunday at both local arenas. Visiting teams will be from Chilliwack, North Shore Winter Club, Langley, South Okanagan, Mission and Richmond. The local bantam reps play their roundrobin games at 11 a.m. Friday in Shulus, and at 9:15 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday in Merritt. Playoff games begin at 7 a.m. on Sunday in Merritt and wrap up with the championship game at 11:30 a.m. Other scheduled minor hockey games:

HI MOM! Novice red team netminder James Stamp waves to his fans during intermission action at the Merritt Centennials’ matinee game against the Nanaimo Clippers on Sunday. Ian Webster/Herald

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is Nov.24th. The Evangelical Free Church will be having a dedication service at 10:00 a.m. this coming Sunday November 24 which everyone is welcome to attend, or you can drop your shoe boxes off at Curves gym by the Nov. 22 or the Dollar Store (behind Tim Horton’s) on the 23rd for pick up.

MERRITT OLD TIME FIDDLERS are jamming

at the Legion on Friday, November 22. Baron of Beef $6.00 at 5:00 pm, Music at 7:00 pm. Come and bring a friend and enjoy good food andgood music.

2ND ANNUAL ART SALE by The Valley Visual Arts, November 29 and 30 at the Civic Centre during Country Christmas. Enquiries, call Fran McMurchy, 250-378-4230.

Nov 12 - Dec. 17 Army, tickets available through any Army Cadet. Win one of three shopping sprees. contact us @ 250-378-9485 or any Army Cadet

FOOD BANK FOOD DRIVE

December 1, 2013 Army Cadets will be out helping Royal Lepage with the food drive. Anyone wanted to make a donation to the Food Bank and would like to have your donation picked up please feel free to contact the Army Cadets we will gladly stop by to help out 250-378-9485

ARMY CADET CRAFT FAIR

Dec. 7, 2013, 10:00am - 3:00pm Contact Tracy for more information @ 250-378-4722 There are tables available

KNITWITS

Love to knit or crochet? Or are you a novice interested in

learning more about knitting or crocheting in a friendly and welcoming setting? Come on down to Brambles Bakery Thursday evenings. Bring your yarn and needles and join in the fun.

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Christmas Craft and Bake Sale at the Elks Hall. Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch available. To book a table, call Mollie 250-378-9788.

Darts at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays; Frosty Fridays at 5:00 p.m.; Meat Draw at 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays.

December 1, 2013 Non-perishable Foods & New Toys co/sponsored by the Merritt Centennials

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CHRISTMAS GLASS CRAFT SALE

A show and sale of glass art by Enderby glass artist Neil Fidler comes to Logan Lake November 23. Many affordable gift items handcrafted in stained glass and fused glass featuring tree decorations, suncatchers, plates, candleholders and much more. Saturday, November 23 10am to 4pm, 3 Emerald Drive, Logan Lake. 250523-9530

The Navy League is in need of officer’s and volunteers to help out with our growing Cadet Corps. Our children are age 9 to 13 and we meet every Wednesday night from 6 pm to 9 pm. If you have past experience or are interested in becoming a part of our Corps please contact us. Ellen 250-280-6944, Debra 250-280-4086 or email at nlccventure@ gmail.com

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ing for foster families. If you would like to help by fostering a fur-kid, until they find a fur-ever home, please contact Margie at newbark_rescue@hotmail.com.

NV REMOTE CONTROL FLYERS

We are starting a new club in town for flying model aircraft. We fly at various locations around town. New members welcome. For more info, call Jack 250-378-4371.

MERRITT SENIOR CENTRE Weekly schedule is as follows: Monday: Crib & Whist 7 p.m. Tuesday: Bingo 1 p.m., Duplicate Bridge 7 p.m. Wednesday: Carpet Bowling 1:30 p.m., Court Whist 7 p.m. Thursday: Floor Curling 1 p.m. (third week shut-in lucheon) Friday: Rummoli & Games 7 p.m. All seniors welcome.

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

Merritt Baptist Church

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

Merritt Lutheran Fellowship

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

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

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

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

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

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

Trinity United Church

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

Newbark Rescue & Rehoming Merritt Branch, are always look-

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

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Brownies Mondays 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Central School - 250-3157410 Canadian Diabetes Association Once a month, 7 - 9 p.m. Trinity United Church Hall. Call Eva 250-378-2897 or Gerry at 250-378-3716 CMHA - Merritt Clubhouse Fireside Center 2026 Granite Ave. Wed/Fri 9 am - 2:30 pm Shirley 250-378-5660 Central School Pac First Tuesday 7 p.m. Lunchroom - 250-378-4892 Celebrate Recovery Mondays 7 p.m. New Life Fellowship, 1938 Quilchena Ave. 250-3784534 Community Choir Mondays 7 p.m. Fall to Spring Collettville Elementary 250-378-9899 Court Whist - Fun Game Wednesdays 7 p.m. at the Seniors Centre 250-378-2776 Drop-In Soccer Tuesdays & Thursdays: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Girls & Boys 16+ welcome 250-378-2530 Drop-In Volleyball Mondays 7 - 9 p.m. CMS. 250-378-6212. Girl Guides Wednesdays 5:30 -7:00 p.m. Central School - 250936-8298 Ladies’ Curling League Wednesdays 6 & 8 p.m. Call 250-378- 8175 or 250-378-4917 Living With Loss Support Group Wednesdays 7 to 8:45 p.m. 2025 Granite Ave. 250-280-4040 Merritt Curling Club For League Information 250-378-4423 Merritt Dance Society Linda Sanford: 250-3786109 Merritt Duplicate Bridge Club Tuesdays 7 p.m. Seniors’ Centre 250-378-5550 Merritt Elks Lodge Clubs Second & Fourth Wednesday 8 p.m. Elks Hall 250378-9788 Merritt Lawn Bowling Sun., Tues., & Thurs. at 7 p.m. 250-378-2950

Merritt Lions Club First & Third Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Best Western - Han’s Golden Wok 250378-9509 Merritt Moms Prenatal Post Natal Support group. Monday - Friday - 8:30 a.m. 250-378-2252 Merritt Mountain Biking Assoc. Wednesdays 6 p.m. - ride E: merrittbiking@yahoo.ca T: #merrittbiking Navy League Cadets of Canada Wednesdays 6 - 9 p.m. Cadet Hall - Ages 9-13 welcome 250-280-6944 Merritt Snowmobile Club Second Tuesday 7 p.m. Civic Centre 250-315-1082 Merritt’s Women in Business Second Wednesday 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Merritt Desert Inn 250-315-5851 Nicola Naturalist Society Third Thursday - 7:00 p.m. NVIT. www.nicolanaturalists.ca N.V. 4-H Club Second Tuesday - 6:30 p.m. Central School - 250-3785028

Nicola Valley Better Breathers Third Wednesdays 1 p.m. Trinity United - 250-3786266 N.V. Community Band Tuesdays 7 p.m - MSS Music Room 250-378-5031 or 250-378-9894 NVCAC Meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm at The Art Gallery. 250-3786515 www.nvartscouncil. com N.V. Dirt Riders Association Last Wednesday 7 p.m. Garden Sushi - Scott: 250-3783502 www.nvdra.com N.V. Fall Fair Third Monday 7 p.m. 2145 Quilchena Ave. 250-378-5925 N.V. Fish & Game (except July and Aug.) Third Wednesday 7 p.m. 2236 Jackson Ave. 250-378-4572 or 250-3784904 N.V. Heritage Society Last Wednesday - Baillie House 250-378-0349

N.V. Quilters Guild First & Third Thursdays Civic Centre 7 p.m. 250-378-4172 N.V. Search & Rescue Second Monday 7 p.m. at the airport - 250-378-6769 N.V. Thrift Store First Tuesday NVGH basement 250-378-9100 N.V. Women’s Institute Second Wednesday 1:30 p.m. For locations, 250-3782536 One Way Krew Youth Group Tuesdays 7 - 8:30 p.m. Crossroads Community Church - 250-378-2911 Pathfinders Mondays 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Central School 250-936-8298 Patricia Rebekah Lodge Second & Fourth Mondays at 7 p.m. Lawn Bowling Club Rocky Mnt. Rangers Cadets Tuesdays 6 p.m. 250-3781302 or 250-572-3775

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Royal Canadian Legion #96 Executive Mtg. Second Thursday 6 p.m. - Regular Mtg. Fourth Thursday 7 p.m. 1940 Quilchena 250-378-5631 Royal Purple First & Third Mondays 1:00 p.m. - Downstairs @ Elks Hall 250-378-6788 Rotary Club of Merritt Every Thursday - Noon Brambles Bakery Cafe. 250-378-5535 Sagebrush Spinners and Weavers Guild Are you a spinner or weaver or are you interested in learning? Come join us at Tamarack Gardens every other Thursday at 11:00 AM for about two hours. For more information, please call Bev at 250-378-2787. Rotary Club of Merritt Sunrise Every Tuesday - 7 a.m. Brambles Bakery Seniors’ Mixed Curling Mondays & Tuesdays 1 - 3 p.m. 250-378-5539

Soup Bowl Tuesdays 11:30 - 1:00 p.m. Anglican Church Hall Sparks Mondays 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Central School - 250-3157410 Teen Centre Mondays & Fridays 3:30 - 7:30 p.m. 250-378-4878 24U First & Third Tuesdays 2 p.m. at the Hospice Society - Sue 250-378-2717 or Bonnie 250-315-0179 Valley Scrapbooking 250-936-8298 Valley Visual Artists General club information Fran McMurchy 250-378-4230 Vintage Car Club - Merritt Second Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Ska-Lu-La Workshop Al - 250-378-7402 Ted 250-378-4195

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Help Wanted Part-Time Position available to provide support for elderly lady in the Merritt area. Companionship, light housekeeping and some meal preparation required. Two regular weekend shifts and occasional on-call shifts. Hourly pay rate offered commensurate with skills and experience. Please send resume and references to: P.O. Box 9, Merritt Herald Merritt, B.C. V1K 1B8

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The City of Merritt is inviting applications for the position of Aquatic Supervisor on a temporary basis at the Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre. For complete posting please see www.merritt.ca Cover letters with attached resume’s and copies of qualiÀcations should be submitted no later than 4:00pm Friday, November 29, 2013 to: Carole Fraser City of Merritt 2185 Voght Street P.O. Box 189 Merritt, BC, V1K 1B8cfraser@merritt.ca

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Patricia Neale, nee Patricia Kuchle March 27,1924 - Nov. 1, 2013 Long time Nicola Valley resident Patricia Neale, nee Patricia Kuchle, aged 89 years, passed away peacefully at Coquihalla Gillis House on November 1st, 2013. Lovingly remembered by her son Bob (Brun) Neale, grandchildren Jennifer (Bob) de Bourcier, Robyn (Scott) McLeod and Laura (Colin) Dempster, great grandchildren Tawny, Hayden, Grace, Silas, Oliver, Norman, Patrick and Meredith as well as a great many other relatives and friends. Pat is predeceased by her husband of 66 years by only 6 weeks. They were inseparable in life, and they wouldn’t be separated by death itself. She was also predeceased by siblings Margaret Larson, Edna Emily Smith, William Eugene Kuchle, Ruth Lillian Walker, Robert George Kuchle, parents William Eugene Kuchle and Emily Kuchle (nee Hawk), as well her son Norman John Neale. Pat was born on March 27th, 1924 in Hussar Alberta. She regaled her grandchildren regularly with stories of life in the depression era prairies but ultimately ended up working as nurse for an elderly woman in the Nicola Valley. There she met her husband Jack and they were married in June of 1947. She spent the rest of her life as the wife of this rancher and caring for her family members - cooking, baking, and cleaning, all the while supporting and loving them unconditionally. She met challenges in her life with a positive attitude and sharp wit, right to the end of her days, something those who met her appreciated and learned from to no end. Pat will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Her constancy, humour and loving nature will leave a void in our lives, but her memory, and stories of her, will live on in her great grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held at St. Michael’s Anglican Church on Saturday, November 23rd pm at 1:30 pm. Tea will be held following the service in the church hall. Should friends desire, donations may be made to the Coquihalla Gillis House.

CUSTODIAN - TERM POSITION Custodian duties will include daily cleaning of restrooms, ofÀces, classrooms, hallways, etc. Concrete Áoors may need to be restored, burnished, and waxed therefore candidates must be physically capable of moving furniture and handling burnishing and waxing equipment. This position will begin on January 6, 2014 and the complete job posting can be found at www.nvit.ca Please submit your resume to Nicola Valley Institute of Technology 4155 Belshaw St. Merritt, BC V1K 1R1

HUMAN RESOURCE & INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS MANAGER We are seeking a HR professional with industrial relations experience to provide a full range of support to the operations division of the organization. A knowledge of the Forest industry is an asset. The successful candidate will have excellent administration skills including, good communication, and interpersonal skills, be well organized; able to prioritize; exercise good judgment; make decisions and recommendations in a timely manner and have the ability to apply polices and procedures with consistency and confidence. Salary commensurate with experience. If this describes you please forward your resume to Aspen Planers PO Box 160, Merritt, BC V1K 1B8 Or by Fax (250) 315-4237 Attention: Surinder Momrath No later than Monday Nov 25, 2013 We thank all applicants who apply but only those selected for interview will be contacted.


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Reporting to Chief and Council, the Executive Director is responsible for the overall management of the Lower Nicola Indian Band. In conjunction with Chief & Council, the Executive Director will develop and establish objectives for the LNIB, through the development of various policies and programs. The Executive Director will plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate, through the Department Managers, the day to day operations of the Lower Nicola Indian Band according to established goals and objectives. Areas of responsibility: • Acts as a resource to Chief & Council, providing advise and recommendations to ensure sound decision making; • Provides management, leadership and direction to all Department Managers to ensure proper program and service delivery; • Plans, organizes, controlls, reports and evaluates management systems, policies and operating systems and human resources; • Manages LNIB overall operating budget in conjunction with the Finance Manager; • Liaises with various government representatifves, agencies, industry leaders and business managers to further the goals and objectives of the Lower Nicola Indian Band; QualiÀcations & skills: • MBA, Public Administration, or First Nation Governace degree preferred or equivalancy; • 3-5 general management experience to ensure efÀcient day to day management of Band operations; • Experience in a First Nations environment, including experience with funding agencies, culture, title and rights, and traditions, prefered; • Good administrative, communication, problem solving and team work skills; • The ability to adapt, undertake multiple tasks and respond to changing priorities is imperative; • Possess strong computer skills using MicroSoft products; • Obtain a criminal records clearance. If you possess the necessary qualiÀcations and skills, please forward your cover letter, resume and salary expectations, in the strictest conÀdence, by November 29, 2013, to: Lower Nicola Indian Band Human Resources Department 181 Nawishaskin Lane Merritt, B.C., V1K 0A7 Email: hrmanager@lnib.net Fax: (250) 378-6188 Please insert Executive Director into email subject heading.

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Lower Nicola Indian Band Department: FINANCE Position: FINANCE MANAGER

Reporting to and under the direction of Chief & Council, the Finance Department Manager is responsible for planning, organizing, controlling, reporting and evaluating the overall accounting and Ànancial processes and systems, Ànancial software programs, internal controls and data security systems for the Lower Nicola Indian Band. Areas of responsibility: • Provides leadership and direction to the Lower Nicola Indian Band, ensuring proper Ànancial accounting, budgeting, reporting, monitoring and accounting processes; • Develops and implements Ànancial policies, procedures and systems to ensure timeliness and accurate reporting; • Monitors and assesses the efÀciency and effectiveness of Ànancial systems; • Prepares and presents Ànancial reports to Chief & Council and Executive Director; • Manages the Lower Nicola Indian Band’s investment funds, bank transfers, loan payments and assets; • Provdies advice and coaching to Chief & Council, Executive Director, Department Managers; • Prepares and presents an annual operating budget and capital budget to Chief & Council and Executive Director; including monthly Ànancial reports; • Provides direction, training, and assistance to Chief & Council, Executive Director and Department Managers regarding Ànancial regulations, polices, procedures and reporting guidelines; • Provides general departmental human resources management functions ; • Provides on-going liaison with federal, provincial, and external funding agencies QualiÀcations & skills: • CA, CMA or CGA designation or equivelant accounting designation with a minimum of Àve (5) years experience in a similar environment, two (2) years of which must be in a supervisory position; • Experience in a First Nations environment, including experience with funding agencies, culture, title and rights, and traditions, prefered; • Good communication, problem solving and team work skills; • The ability to adapt, undertake multiple tasks and respond to changing priorities is imperative; • Possess strong computer skills using Micro Soft products and Xyntax accounting systems; • Obtain a criminal records clearance. If you possess the necessary qualiÀcations and skills, please forward your cover letter, resume and salary expectations, in the strictest conÀdence, by November 29, 2013, to: Lower Nicola Indian Band Human Resources Department 181 Nawishaskin Lane Merritt, B.C., V1K 0A7 Email: hrmanager@lnib.net Fax: (250) 378-6188 Please insert Finance Manager into email subject heading.

Lower Nicola Indian Band Capital & Public Works Department Capital & Public Works OfÀcer Job Summary: The primary function of this position is to support the Public/Capital Works Manager with the LNIB’s public works operations, maintenance and repair activities, including organizing, directing and monitoring. The position is also responsible for animal control by-laws. The work is performed under the direct supervision of the Public/ Capital Works Manager. Required QualiÀcations: • 2-3 years By Law Enforcement experience, preferred • Knowledge and experience in general maintenance and repair; • Knowledge and experience in the operation of equipment e.g. backhoe; • Enforce animal by-law regulations and respond to complaints concerning animals; • Possess or willing to obtain Workplace CPR, First Aid and other required training; • Good interpersonal skills to deal effectively with people; • Good communication and organizational skills; • Good computer skills, including Microsoft products, e.g. word, excel, outlook, etc. • Knowledge of general work safe procedures. • Completed WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System) CertiÀcation. • Physically able to meet the demands of bending, lifting and twisting positions. • Must be self-motivated and reliable. • Must be willing to work evenings and weekends. • Preferably grade 12 Graduation or equivalent. • Must have a drivers license Deadline for Application: November 29, 2013 by 4:00 pm Submit Resume and Cover Letter: Lower Nicola Indian Band Human Resources 181 Nawishaskin Lane Merritt BC V1K 0A7 Or: by fax (250) 378-6188 Or: by email hrmanager@lnib.net (please include job title in email subject line) For full details: see website www.lnib.net The Lower Nicola Indian Band thanks all those who apply; however, only qualiÀed candidates will be considered for an interview

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SUMMIT APARTMENTS Brand new 2 bedroom apartments References required. NO PETS, NO SMOKING. 250-280-7644 2 bdrm upper unit apartment for rent. F/s, w/d, dw, nosmoking, no-pets, avail Dec. 1st. $650/mon. + util. 1-604701-6493 Completely reno’d 3 bdrm condo, with 2 bath, lg laundry room with w/d like new, all new curtains, fully furnished, all new beds, avail Dec. 1st. 250-378-7279 or 378-5915 One bdrm for one adult only. N/S, N/P, heat & cable incl. $550/mon. Ref’s. 250-3782954

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IMMEDIATE OPENING International Forest Products Limited (Interfor) is a leading global supplier, with one of the most diverse lines of lumber products in the world. The company has operations across North America and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. For more information about Interfor, visit our website at www.interfor.com. The Adams Lake Division is located between Salmon Arm and Kamloops in the beautiful Shuswap region of British Columbia. In 2009, the Adams Lake operation successfully commissioned a new sawmill and is now a leader in safety, efficiency and high value production. Interfor – Adams Lake Sawmill Division is accepting applications for a Sawmill Superintendent. The successful candidate will be an engaging safety leader that will thrive managing a highly motivated team in a technical and fast paced manufacturing environment. The right person for the job will have a minimum of 5 years experience in sawmill operations at the supervisor and/or superintendent level and possess a thorough knowledge of lumber manufacturing including equipment, processes and products.

Candidates who meet the above requirements may apply on line at www.interfor.com/careers. We thank all applicants in advance, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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2 bdrm duplex. $700 plus utilities. 2 bdrm duplex. $750 plus utilities. 3 bdrm duplex. $900 plus utilities. 3 bdrm in fourplex. $800 plus hydro. 2 bdrm in Sixplex. $700 inc utilities.. (Lower Nicola) 2 bdrm house. $750 plus utilities. 2 bdrm house. $850 plus utilities. 3 bdrm house. $950 plus utilities. 3 bdrm house. $875 plus utilities. 3 bdrm Upper level of home. $1000 plus utilities. 3 bdrm house in Sunshine Valley. $1400 plus utilities. 3 bdrm furnished house on Acreage. Temporary. $1500 plus utilities.

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Rooms for Rent Furnished room for rent $415/mon. Incl. util. Call 250378-5128

Suites, Lower 2 bdrm basement suite, with all appliances, fully furnished, no smoking, no pets. $850/mon. including utilities. 250-315-3548

Suites, Upper 2 bdrm suite, with all appliances, fully furnished, no smoking, no pets. $950/mon. including utilities. 250-315-3548

Want to Rent Non-smoking senior couple with small dog looking for a mobile home or small house to rent pref. Lower Nicola. $750 max. + util. ref. avail upon req. For more info call 250-3784048 Small house/cabin or mobile home with garage/shop, up to $650/mon. + util. retired gentleman w/mature dog. 250699-2247

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NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF RECEIVER-MANAGER OF A CORPORATION

DATED at Kelowna, British Columbia, this 5th day of November 2013. BDO Canada Limited, Receiver-Manager 200 - 1628 Dickson Avenue Kelowna, BC VIY 9X1 T: 250-979-4357 F: 250-712-1009

BOUNDARY EXTENSION LOWER NICOLA WATERWORKS DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that Ministerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Order # M223 was approved and ordered on September 5, 2013, authorizing an amendment to Letters Patent for Lower Nicola Waterworks Improvement District, effective from that date. The authorizing legislative provision is Section 734 of the Local Government Act. The purpose of the amendment is to extend the boundary for Lower Nicola Waterworks Improvement District to include a parcel of land described as Lot 1, Plan 11337, District Lot 131, KDYD PID:009-504-613. A copy of the amendment to the Letters Patent and a map showing the boundary of the Lower Nicola Waterworks Improvement District may be viewed or obtained from the Secretary at Lower Nicola Waterworks District, 250-378-6304. This notice is published in accordance with Section 15(1) (b) OF THE Local Government Act. LOWER NICOLA WATERWORKS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT P.O. Box 1762 Merritt, BC V1K 1B8 Phone: 250-378-6304 Fax: 250-378-5136

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