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Merritt’s week of merriment nears By Selena Randhawa

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YEAH, BABY! Get down rodeo clown Jayson Charters has been filling in for team mascot Rhockey at recent Merritt Centennials hockey games. Friday night, while the Cents entertained the visiting Surrey Eagles on the ice, Charters had the fans in the stands in stitches with his colourful costumes, outrageous antics and unique dance moves. The Centennials defeated the Eagles 5-4 in a high-energy game that saw Merritt’s Jeff Wight and Diego Cuglietta each score twice, and team-leading scorer Scotty Patterson tally once. For more on the Centennials’ weekend, read Thursday’s Merritt Herald. Ian Webster/Herald

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The annual Merritt Country Christmas kicks off tomorrow, and this year, the events are bringing all kinds of community members and organizations together. Merritt Country Christmas committee member Sharon Edwards, who has volunteered with the committee for the last three years, said that unlike previous years, the committee is delegating many of the events to different organizations and people to head. “The committee oversees all events happening throughout the week but we are farming out a lot of the events,� she said. For example, the fire department has taken on decorating and organizing the committee’s float for Friday night’s parade. The location of Santa’s Village will also differ this year. It’s being organized by the Merritt and District Chamber of Commerce, and will be set up at the Culture Club downtown instead of the Civic Centre where it has been held in previous years. “Initially, Merritt Country Christmas were just events that the committee was organizing. Now, other events are being adopted and put under the same title,� Edwards said. Merritt Country Christmas starts on Wednesday with a dance recital at the Civic Centre, which

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is organized by the Love to Dance academy. Dance instructor Lizette Nel, who took over the studio last year, said there will be a variety of dance types and performances at the event. One of the key items will represent different cultures in Merritt through dance. “There will be Highland, African, Aboriginal and country line dancing along with a Latin ballroom-style that will feature the Merritt Centennials and Navy cadets,� Nel said. The performers come from a variety of backgrounds and range from just two all the way to 71 years old. The recital starts at 6:30 p.m. and admission is free, but the Academy will be selling programs with all proceeds going to assist students who otherwise might not be able to afford dance classes. On Thursday, local musicians will fill the Civic Centre with holiday music at the annual community concert. All of Thursday night’s musicians will be volunteers from the community, and the bill includes the community choir and band. Admission is by donation. Friday is a day full of activity as the Crafter’s Mall and Santa’s Village will open their doors to the community. Accompanying these events will be the annual Santa parade that

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Two months after a tentative deal was reached at the provincial level, School District 58 and the local chapter of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) have ratified the agreement for a new two-year contract for school support workers. There was a high percentage in favour

of accepting the deal in both Princeton and Merritt, local CUPE president Wade Thompson said, describing it as over 60 per cent in favour of the new contract. Thompson said membership in Princeton voted to approve the deal last Wednesday and membership in Merritt voted to approve last Thursday. On Nov. 6, members from School District 58

and the local CUPE chapter met to discuss the deal. The new contract will see school support workers receive a 3.5 per cent raise from the two-year deal, retroactive to July 1, 2012. Thompson said contracting out work as well as sick days were some of the local issues discussed in negotiations. Superintendent Bob Peacock said wages and job security were

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among the local concerns discussed as well. Peacock said talks with CUPE went well. “The district has always had a good working relationship with CUPE,” Peacock said. The SD58 school board has also approved the deal subject to their savings plan being approved by the Public Sector Employers Council (PSEC).

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People with a demonstrated need for food assistance this winter have until Thursday to submit their applications to the food bank’s Christmas hamper program. With a week left before the registration deadline, the food bank had 163 applications for the Christmas hampers, which will be distributed on Dec. 17, 18 and 19 from 2059 Garcia St. The hamper program is not exclusive to food bank clients; it is available to anyone on a low income. In past years, the focus of the hampers was switched to gift items, but food bank manager Marlene Fenton said this year, the focus will turn back to food. “We’ve been able to access donated goods, so there’ll be some personal hygiene items in there, but there’ll be ham or turkey and we’re getting a larger allocation of vegetables,” she said. Last year, there were 240 applications for the hamper program, which Fenton said she was planning on this year as well. “We’re expecting a really busy last three days of registration,” she said. Registration forms are available at the food bank, where they are processed. The hamper program comes on the heels of a successful winter outerwear program, which wrapped up on Nov. 15. During that program, the food bank distributed 88 sweaters, 62 winter coats, nine snow suits and 29 toques to 81 people. Food bank volunteers have since moved any leftover items, including boots and coats, to the food bank to make way for Christmas hamper preparations, Fenton said. Fenton said the program was short on gloves and socks, which is some-

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The local Vintage Car Club donated $500 to the food bank on Thursday. The club raised the money through its fundraisers and has supported the food bank for the past four or so years, members said. Back row, from left: Vintage Car Club members Ted Lund, Marguerite Lund, Jack Cross, and food bank manager Marlene Fenton. Front row, from left: club members Ron Peers, Lionel Nunn, and Linda Nunn.

thing winter wear program organizers will look into addressing next year. The winter wear program also saw 28 bedding items donated to ASK Wellness, the extreme weather shelter, and the thrift store.

Fenton said the Merritt Integration Project has been helpful in sharing resources between social service agencies in the area. The project brings social service representatives together once a month to discuss trends, needs

and services in the area. Fenton said the food bank is entering its busiest season, and general support from local businesses and individuals is heating up as the weather gets colder and the holidays near.

SD58 one of 14 districts to ratify so far From Page 2 Peacock said the school district had to submit a savings plan incorporating the raise to the Ministry of Education, who then sends it to PSEC. Both parties will be back to the bargaining table in seven months when the contract expires next June. As of press time, 14 local chapters

of CUPE had ratified the agreement, CUPE K-12 co-ordinator Bill Pegler said. The deadline to ratify the agreement for all the local districts is Dec. 20. Another 20 locals have reached some sort of local settlement, but have not officially ratified the agreement. “The other ones that are waiting to ratify, it’s just a matter of timing ed rv n se tio e c ll b fun wi xt od ne fo our t a re at y G

— there’s nothing more to be done. Once the settlement’s made, there’s no other work to be done,” Pegler said. However, there’s still the possibility the deal gets turned down, Pegler said. Of the 14 locals that have ratified, not all have been ratified by both the CUPE local and the corresponding school district, Pegler told the Herald.

Those CUPE locals who ratified are Nicola-Similkameen, Vancouver, Langley, Grand Forks, Mission, Burnaby, New Westminster, Powell River and Gold Trail, Pegler said. The tentative deal between the union and the BC Public Schools Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) was reached at the provincial level on Sept. 19 and the two sides met at the local level on Nov. 6.

Merritt’s volunteer firemen will no longer be summoned to action by the wailing of a siren. Instead, a sophisticated electronic paging system will contact each of them individually, alerting them to the fire and its location. Town council approved the purchase of a $16,000 Motorola system earlier this year, and on Monday, Nov. 22, the system began operation. Fire Chief Don Moyes reports that tests have been positive and all that remains is an “ordeal by fire,” as it were. The paging system is a time-saving, efficient method of alerting firemen to a blaze, according to Chief Moyes. Instead of every fireman reporting to the fire hall, then travelling to the fire as has been the case, only those men necessary to transport equipment need report.

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“We’ve been telling the rest of the world we don’t want what’s happening to us to happen to everyone else,” said Lucille L. Sering, the vice-chair of the Philippines’ Climate Commission,, as the country struggled to cope with the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. “This is your early warning system ... we will all eventually be victims of this phenomenon.” A full week after the typhoon roared through the eastern Visayas, the number of people killed is still unknown. Ten-thousand dead is the number being used in the media, but the area around Tacloban city alone may have lost that many. Many other parts of Samar and Leyte islands are still inaccessible to both media and aid workers. Another reason the death toll remains unknown is that the victims are still dying in large numbers — and not all of them from infected wounds and other storm-related injuries. The chronically ill are dying because vital medicines and medical procedures like dialysis are unavailable. They will soon be joined by those who die of infectious diseases like dysentery, cholera and typhoid fever, which become epidemic about a week after sanitation services break down. Most of these later deaths could have been prevented if emergency aid had arrived more quickly after the typhoon struck, and there will doubtless be one or more inquiries later on that find various authorities at fault for responding too slowly. But, these are islands and most airports and harbours in the worst-hit areas are out of commission. There were bound to be long delays in getting aid in after a calamity of this scale.

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the first official day of winter marked by the winter solstice on Dec. 21. Technicalities aside, I’m glad the holidays come early to the Nicola Valley. Holiday parties are looming, the days are short, the sidewalks are slippery, the car windows are frosty, and the crunchy snow and ice remind me of home on the frozen tundra of southern Manitoba. OK, maybe it’s not that cold — as I write this, the weather is slated to warm up in Merritt to above zero this week, while temperatures in Winnipeg are predicted to sit staunchly below the

-10 C mark. To stay positive and avoid sitting around cursing winter until March, I’m going to remain annoyingly positive on the topic this year. Colder weather means I’ll perhaps be able to go snowshoeing (which I never got around to last year) and use the skates I picked up in the summer (not a timely purchase, but they were a great deal then). Spending more hours indoors gives me more time to have regular Skype and FaceTime dates with family and friends, which I appreciate for many reasons, chiefly among them that I get to rub it in how much

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warmer it tends to be where I am compared to where they are. I appreciate the time I’m able to spend outside in the sun much more than during the long days of summer. Winter also increases my appreciation of soup, which I somewhat unfairly dismiss most other times of year. It’s easier and usually more enjoyable to heat up than to cool down. While sedentary, I like to employ the services of big woollen socks while enjoying unusual flavours of loose tea. Going to the gym when it’s +30 C outside just doesn’t appeal to me, especially when there

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are nice swimming holes nearby and beaches to laze on, but it’s a lot easier to get around to in the winter. While cleaning, chores and cooking are incredible burdens in the oppressive heat, they prove reasonably effective ways to get the blood flowing instead of freezing in the winter. By January or February, I’m sure my positive attitude about winter will be well worn off. But for now, I’m going to keep my thoughts on winter as bright as the Christmas lights adorning the trees on Quilchena Avenue and those that will deck out the vehicles in Friday night’s parade.

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YOUR OPINION $35 monthly fee infringes rights Dear Editor, I recently sent a letter to the B.C. Utilities Commission decrying the extortionate charges of $35 per month to keep and maintain my analog hydro meter. Further to that letter, I met and talked with the person who reads the analog meters for Terasen Gas (Fortis B.C. Energy). This person told me that he is paid 40 cents per meter and works for a firm called Ola Meters Inc. that does contract meter reading in North America. This person assured me that contracts can be reached to read any kind of meter. This would include hydro, gas and water meters and the cost would be very low. When BC Hydro says that the $35 per month fee is not

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revenue-generating or punitive, I believe it is misrepresenting the facts. Historically, the meters have always been physically read every other month and the cost was such that it was included in the normal monthly charges. For that cost to now approach the cost of energy used is not rational and must be stopped. I believe it is time that B.C. residents – with their water meters – stand up to the corporate bullying in this regard and demand an end to the illegal

practice of negative billing. Signing a contract with Ola would meet these conditions in a fair and equitable way. It might also employ many additional people in B.C. – maybe laid-off BC Hydro meter readers. The cost of meter reading would be greatly reduced by allowing co-operative reading of all meters on one visit, including city water meters. It should be remembered that cities in B.C. used the same bullying practices when residents were forced to pay up to $1,000 so that they could be safe from the radio emissions of these water meters. B.C. residents must stand up for their individual rights or they will lose them. Call your MLA or MP.

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Warmer world brings more tropical storms From Page 6 But, the questions people will be asking elsewhere are: Will we really all become victims of this and similar phenomena? Is this truly an early warning of storms so big and strong that they will change the way we live? The answer, of course, is maybe. As scientists always hasten to explain, you can never attribute a particular weather event to climate change with complete confidence. Normal variations in the weather include occasional extreme events as destructive as all but the very worst storms that you would see in a world that was, say, 2 C warmer. The difference is that, in a warmer world, you will see a lot more of these extreme events. However, consider this.

The Philippines is the mostexposed large country in the world to tropical cyclones. Their tracks most often take them across northern Luzon or the eastern Visayas, and about six to nine of them make landfall each year. They do a lot of damage but, by and large, Filipinos have learned to ride them out. But, you cannot just ride out something as big as Haiyan. What did most of the killing in Samar and Leyte last week was not the high winds (although they stripped off almost every roof in the affected areas). It was the storm surge that submerged coastal regions to the height of a two-story building. The pressure at the centre of the typhoon was so low that a hump of water six metres (20 feet) high was pushed up

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beneath the eye and travelled with it. Shelters are not much good against that sort of thing unless (as in Bangladesh) you start building them on elevated platforms. Even then, you may decide you want to move elsewhere if your city is going to be inundated and destroyed every 10 years or so. The east coast of Luzon is very sparsely populated for precisely this reason and this may be the future that awaits

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ing in such constant danger. They will become, for want of a better phrase, climate refugees. In some areas, it will be frequent mega-storms that drive them out. In other areas, it will be drought and desertification, or heat so great it kills the crops upon which people depend. There are going to be a lot of refugees — and not many places that are willing to let them in. Lucille Sering is right: This is an early warning of how the warming will unfold and what the impacts on human societies will be. But, we are getting lots of early warnings, and, so far, we are managing to ignore them all.

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Make Clean Up A Breeze

DEEP FRYER

Available at

123 456 789

Purity Feed 1690 Voght Street 1-250-378-4432

1.5 L

SLOW COOKER

GIFT CARDS!

6 Drying cycles Electronic controls with cycle indicator

Saturday, November 30th from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Proceeds go to Angels Animal Rescue

2144 Quilchena Ave.

6.7 cu. ft. Dryer

Santa Pictures for your pet

Home hardware

35%

Quilchena Ave. Black’s Pharmacy 2037 250-378-2155

CONTEST RUNS FROM NOV. 21 - DEC. 19, 2013

1701 Voght St., Merritt, B.C. 250-378-4215

6 wash cycles 1100 RPM 3 tray dispenser

2025 Coutlee Ave., Merritt

Adults & Kids

5th Annual PASSPORT TO CHRISTMAS

Locally Owned & Operated

TOYS & TREATS

250-378-5558 2040 Granite Ave.

Play with your dog, come in to pick up some toys and treats!

OFF

4.0 cu. ft. Washer

999

250-378-2229

CLOTHING Expires Dec. 24, 2013

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First Prize: $800 Second Prize: $500 Third Prize: $400

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Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014

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New g n i t i c x E

Wine Tasting

BODY PIERCING

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50%-75%

All Day Nov 29th, off select products

Available at

49.99

NOV 29th

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NICOLA CHAINSAW & EQUIPMENT RENTALS 2602 Nicola Avenue, Merritt, BC

Come in for a

Ph: 250-378-2234

COLDWATER HOTEL

Serving Merritt Since 1908

Restaurant: 378-4543 Pub: 378-5711 Office: 378-2821


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WINTER 2013

Perfect Gift for HIM New selection of styles of

Jackets

SPECIALS

tractor creeper seat 15 to 20 in. height 14-1/2 in wide seat. 5-1/2 in. high seat back. 5 caster base.

All Boxed Wine

REG. PRICE $144.57

Prices Good until Dec. 31, 2013

121-1700 Garcia, Merritt, BC TWO LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU Merritt

378-5217

Princeton

295-0657

Book your Winter Maintenance Service anytime before Feb. 28th 2014 and enter to WIN ONE OF 75 APPLE IPAD MINI’S!

MERRITT

DON’T LET CAR TROUBLES GET IN YOUR WAY THIS WINTER

• Oil, Lube & Filter • Verify Anti-Freeze Cond. & Strength • Inspect Block Heater (If Equipped) • Check Heating System • Rotate Tires • Examine Battery, Starting & Charging System + Inspect Lighting And Instrumentation + Visual Brake Inspection + And More!

2549 Nicola Ave.

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69

$

95*

Plus taxes, environmental fees and shop supplies extra as required. * Most vehicles included, see in-store for more details

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250-378-4821

Body ..........$30.00 Tongue ......$55.00 Nose ..........$15.00

50% OFF Body Jewelry with every piercing

PLANET HAIR & SPA

(up on the Hill)

250-378-4618

www.grandpubandgrill.com

Tanning Punchcard

$3995 Reg. $59.95

SAVE $20

Preseason Specials

20

%

250-378-9238 1800 Garcia St., Merritt, BC

%

Slippers, Hats & Socks

ONE COUPON PER PERSON

OFF

20

EXPIRES DEC 25

building centre Especially for the discerning

Chef on your list

Ph:(250)378-8828

A perfect gift idea for the holidays

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Railyard Mall (Garcia St.)

250-378-5564

250-378-2753 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

20 minute drive north of Merritt on Hwy 5A

Now

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1.00

$

 Dollar Mart

2152 Quilchena Avenue

BRING IN A NONPERISHABLE FOOD ITEM & RECEIVE

20% OFF

S& STORE WIDE Spaner & Webb W Clothing Company Nov 26-29, 2013

Ph: 250-378-5714

MERRITT STORE ONLY ST S

MOONLIGHT MADNESS

6PM TO CLOSE 6PM TO CLOSE FRIDAY NOV. 29TH ONLY FRIDAY NOV. 29TH ONLY

15 10 %

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All Hanging All Hardlines, Linens, Fashion & Basics Giftware & Housewares

SATURDAY NOV. 30TH All Yellow Ticketed Fall & Winter Outerwear Fashion Tops & Bottoms

BUY 1, GET 1

FREE!

SUNDAY, DEC. 1ST

25%

OFF

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Hardlines, Linens, Giftware & Housewares

250-378-5176

2052 Quilchena Ave.

Gourmet Gift Baskets are now available

Meat & Cheese Platters

Starting at

Nicola Valley

$10 gift card

HOURS OF OPERATION: Mon. to Fri.: 9am - 5 pm & Sat.: 9am - 3 pm

2032 Quilchena Ave.,

Pick up your FESTIVE HAT for the SANTA CLAUS PARADE

3320 River Ranch Road (Beside Tim Horton’s)

250.378.8101

for all your holiday entertaining

POST’S Fresh Meat & Deli

SAVE $4002

$

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SAVE $2502

1497

43-1622

Ph: 250-378-1818 Forksdale Ave., Merritt

Visit Us Before & After the parade!

• Lightweight design perfect for homeowners • Powerful yet fuel-efficient engines • High air-velocioty to get the job done

Reg. $39.99

HOURS:

With every $50 purchase receive a

Friendly professional service from people who care

BG 55 Handheld Gas Blower

Reg. $59.99 43-1737

off All regular price products and supplies in the shop

We sell the best, for less. 250-378-5817 • 2051-E Voght St Tuesday - Saturday: 10a.m. - 5:30p.m.

Make Clean Up A Breeze

DEEP FRYER

Available at

123 456 789

Purity Feed 1690 Voght Street 1-250-378-4432

1.5 L

SLOW COOKER

GIFT CARDS!

6 Drying cycles Electronic controls with cycle indicator

Saturday, November 30th from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Proceeds go to Angels Animal Rescue

2144 Quilchena Ave.

6.7 cu. ft. Dryer

Santa Pictures for your pet

Home hardware

35%

Quilchena Ave. Black’s Pharmacy 2037 250-378-2155

CONTEST RUNS FROM NOV. 21 - DEC. 19, 2013

1701 Voght St., Merritt, B.C. 250-378-4215

6 wash cycles 1100 RPM 3 tray dispenser

2025 Coutlee Ave., Merritt

Adults & Kids

5th Annual PASSPORT TO CHRISTMAS

Locally Owned & Operated

TOYS & TREATS

250-378-5558 2040 Granite Ave.

Play with your dog, come in to pick up some toys and treats!

OFF

4.0 cu. ft. Washer

999

250-378-2229

CLOTHING Expires Dec. 24, 2013

%

REGULAR & CLEARANCE OFF PRICING

First Prize: $800 Second Prize: $500 Third Prize: $400

sale $

15

Keep Cozy this Christmas

bl Br Loca ing te e s t a pa non his w tam r ti -p e p rec cipa erish eks we t s i e a m n Fro ive g m ble ie ek m do er foo ly f ! We Thu uble cha d it aces d, rs, sta nts em . No No m an in v 2 v 2 ps. d to For Rules & Regulations look on your Passport, which can be picked up from anyone of the participating merchants. 7t 1 h

GREAT STOCKING STUFFER

FRIDAY Nov 29 3:00 - ?

COUPON

Spend $100 locally and have a chance to win

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014

3-3623 Dewolf Way

New g n i t i c x E

Wine Tasting

BODY PIERCING

FLAP JACKS

SHOP LOCAL & WIN BIG! &

TICKETS GOING ON SALE DEC. 1 10 th Annual

Check out our NEW MENU with an IRISH TWIST on Facebook

Merritt Liquor, Beer & Wine Store

50%-75%

All Day Nov 29th, off select products

Available at

49.99

NOV 29th

Black Cellar Wines

$1010 $

W85020

Ask about our Super Saver Card Now Available!

*While Quantities Last

15% OFF

TUESDAY, November 26, 2013 • 7

www.merrittherald.com

$

GOOD TIME for

Country Christmas

95 9 17

NICOLA CHAINSAW & EQUIPMENT RENTALS 2602 Nicola Avenue, Merritt, BC

Come in for a

Ph: 250-378-2234

COLDWATER HOTEL

Serving Merritt Since 1908

Restaurant: 378-4543 Pub: 378-5711 Office: 378-2821


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NICOLA VALLEY NEWS How’s your hearing? Ask an Audiologist.

Carolyn Palaga, MSc, Aud (C)

Merritt Hearing Clinic A division of Carolyn Palaga Audiology Ser vices Ltd.

Call Monday - Friday

315-9688 2076A Granite Avenue, Merritt (Located at Nicola Valley Chiropractic)

Authorized by: WCB First Canadian Health Veterans Affairs Registered under the Hearing Aid Act (B.C.)

GETTING THE WORD OUT It was Nicola Valley Institute of Technology Night at the Merritt Centennials hockey game against the Vernon Vipers on Nov. 15. NVIT recruiting, admissions and registration officers Amanda Street (left) and Lesley Manuel were all smiles while they manned an information table in the mezzanine at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena. Ian Webster/Herald

Mauve Friday is Coming.

Keep your pets safe this season (NC) — Celebrating the holidays is exciting for most families, but small changes in the environment can be stressful for pets. To protect them, take a look at these tips from retailer PetSmart:

or keep to themselves. Using a ‘Thundershirt’ can also calm down a nervous dog by applying gentle pressure to the body. Similarly, a calming collar for your cat will release soothing pheromones.

Deck the halls with tape and cord covers Holiday decorations mean extra electrical cords, plugs and plenty of tempting new chew toys. Pet parents should take the extra time during decorating to tape down or cover cords to help prevent shocks, burns or more serious injuries.

How anchored are your trees? Seasonal trees are sure to attract a pet’s

Bells are ringing, children singing, but pets need a quiet place to retreat During the holidays, pets may not understand why their usually quiet home is filled with people and noise. Learn to notice behavioural cues in your dog. If he is feeling anxious he may begin to quiver, whine, or cry and will probably have his ears back and his tail between his legs. Pet parents should provide a quiet place to retreat so the little ones can choose whether to come out and visit

attention and should be secured to keep from toppling over if a pet should try to climb them, use them as a scratching post, or simply bump into them. Since cats are inclined to eat tinsel and/or ribbons hanging from trees, these decorations should be placed high on the tree or not used at all.

Human holiday feasts are not for the pets Cats and dogs love rich table scraps such as gravy and poultry skin. However, this can cause pets severe upset stomachs, diarrhea and even pancreatitis, which is not only terribly painful, but can be fatal. Giving your dog poultry bones is also a bad idea as they can

PREVENT THEFTS FROM YOUR MOTOR VEHICLE Here a few helpful hints to help prevent motor vehilcle break-ins: 1 Don’t leave purses or valuables 2 3 4 5

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splinter and form sharp points that can get stuck in the gastrointestinal tract. Give them petfriendly treats such as the Elk Antler dog chew, which comes in a variety of holiday flavours including cinnamon apple. For more information, visit petsmart.com.

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GETTIN’ ACTIVE Over 100 youngsters (and their parents, too) took part in the 4th Annual RBC Sports Day in Canada celebrations on Sunday, put on by the City of Merritt Leisure Services Dept. and the Interior branch of PacificSport. The event is presented by PariticipACTION, CBC and True Sport, and is run each year in communities from coast to coast to coast. The national celebration of sport from grassroots to high-performance is an opportunity for all Canadians to celebrate the power of sport, build community and national spirit, and facilitate healthy and active living. Participants in Merritt began Sports Day in Canada at the Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre, taking part in a number of fun activities both in the water and on the pool deck. The action then shifted to the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena and the Merritt Curling Centre for simulated winter sports events and curling instruction by members of the local Merritt curling club. The busy afternoon concluded at the Merritt Civic Centre with a host of challenging individual, partner and group activities that focused on enjoyment through fitness and movement. The activities at all three venues were organized and run by the City of Merritt Leisure Services’ team of youth leaders and qualified lifeguards. Throughout the afternoon, Sports Day in Canada participants collected stamps on a passport at each activity they completed. The passports were then turned in for bronze, silver or gold medals. Enthusiastic participants also searched for Olympic-coloured rings hidden at each of the event locations. Finding all five colours of Olympic ring got one’s name entered into a draw. Ian Webster/Herald


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SAWMILL SUPERINTENDENT Adams Lake Division

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.

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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.

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STEEL BUILDING. “The big year end clear out!” 20x22 $4,259. 25x24 $4,684. 30x34 $6,895. 35x36 $9,190. 40x48 $12,526. 47x70 $17,200. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca

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4 NEW GYMNASTICS INSTRUCTORS The application process will help us identify qualiÀed candidates to take part in NCCP Gymnastics Coach Training. A total of 4 applicants will be selected to participate in the training process (all expenses paid). Once trained, each leader will be required to deliver three 8 week sessions over a year. Each session will include 1 day per week. This is a paid position. Ideal candidates do not need prior gymnastic coaching certiÀcation, but will have a background in gymnastics. Must be available to coach evenings. Highly Recommended, but not required – Standard First Aid w/CPRC and AED. Experience working with children.

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Misc for Rent 2 bdrm clean basement suite. Nice quiet area, Telus dish receiver incl. Call after 4 pm 250-378-6659 or call anytime 250-315-2247. 3 bdrm house on the Bench. $1450/mon. Avail. Dec. 2. 250-378-5276. Clean & quiet 2 bedrm ground level suite. Utilities incl. no laundry, no smoking. Damage deposit & references required. $800/month. Phone 250-3788363

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

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NICOLA VALLEY NEWS

Bowling for breakfast By Emily Wessel THE HERALD

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Local bowlers are lacing up for charitable causes this winter and sparing no expense. They are collecting donations for the breakfast programs at Diamond Vale and Central Elementary Schools until the end of the month, and starting in December, will be seeking support for Variety Club Children’s Charity. Nicolanes Bowling owner Ewan Turner said the idea to raise money for a local cause came up at the beginning of November, and the breakfast programs were chosen as the beneficiary during an impromptu brainstorming session. “It involves a lot of people and a lot of kids

benefit from it,” Turner said as to why the breakfast programs were the cause of choice. Turner said so far, support for the cause has been encouraging, and the local bowling faction is hoping to do more fundraising in the future. “Hopefully, in the future, it will develop into a major fundraiser for all the schools for their breakfast programs.” Although the funds haven’t been totalled — they’ll all be turned in at the end of the month and handed over to the breakfast programs in early December — Turner said he’s seen a good response so far, including as much as $150 from a single bowler. While each school

does its own fundraising for the breakfast programs, Turner said the money the bowlers raise will be split between the two schools. He said organizers of both programs were receptive to being the beneficiaries of the fundraiser. Turner said the idea was to do a good deed and remind people that Merritt’s only bowling alley is an active community. “I just thought it was time to do something, maybe just get the community talking about bowling or thinking about bowling. Our numbers are way down from what they used to be,” he said. Turner said the activity can be as competitive — or not — as people want it to be.

“There’s the tournament side of it and the fun side of it,” he said. “We’re here for fun.” The next big fundraiser is for the Variety Club Children’s Charity and runs for two months, from Dec. 1 to the end of January. This year will be the 28th annual B.C. Bowls for Kids campaign, presented in partnership with Bowl BC and Youth Bowling Canada. All the bowling centres in B.C. participate in the campaign. In 2013, the children’s charity provided over 1,200 grants to families and 32 to organizations to help children with special needs in B.C. Donations for both fundraisers can be brought in to the bowling alley on Coutlee Avenue.

Coldwater Indian Band

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BIG Thank You

As part of our efforts to promote healthy, addiction-free living, Scw’exmx Community Health Services Society sponsored an Aboriginal Addictions Awareness Celebration on Friday, November 1, 2013. This celebration consisted of a community banquet for 135 people, and a family sober dance with games, prizes, and a variety of information booths on health and wellness. Attendance at both events was over 250 community members. We would like to thank the following businesses and organizations for their donations and for helping us make this event a huge success: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Hub Insurance Mongolian Grill Black’s Pharmacy Movie Expert Brambles Bakery Nicola Chainsaw & Equipment Rentals Canada Café Merritt Bowling Centre City Furniture Nooaitch Indian Band Coldwater Indian Band NV Aquatic Centre Coopers Foods Pharmasave Crystal Gardens Post’s Fresh Meat & Deli Dairy Queen

• • • • •

Purity Feed Espresso Etc. Shackan Indian Band Golden Chopsticks Scw’exmx Child & Family Services

• • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Hair Shack Subway Highland Valley Copper Teck Vision Quest Optical & Gifts Home Hardware Building Centre Wal-Mart Johnny’s On The Rez Work n Play Mark’s Work Warehouse Yaki Joe’s Pizza Merritt Centennials HockeyTeam Sun Country Optometry Merritt Veterinary Hospital Lordco Auto Parts

We would also like to thank the following organizations who volunteered their time by setting up “healthy-living” information booths: • • • • • • • • • • •

ASK Wellness Phoenix Center Merritt Hospice NVIT BC Responsible Gambling MADD Wellbriety/SCFSS The Good Earth First Nations Health Stoyoma Dental Clinic Merritt RCMP

ELECTION DATES

ELECTION DAY Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 Location : Coldwater Band Hall Time: 8 am – 8 pm If you have any questions contact: Electoral OfÀcer, Connie Bob at Coldwater Administration 250-378-6168


Merritt Herald, November 26, 2013