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Merrittonians take plunge in winter challenge Safety risks raise concern

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The 2014 Winter Challenge has taken social media by storm over the past few weeks, and it’s also been making a splash in Merritt. Videos of people submerging themselves in a cold lake or river have popped up all over YouTube and on Facebook as well. Challenge takers make videos of themselves jumping into water and dunking their heads in or making snow angels without much in the way of clothing, then daring others to partake in the challenge within 24 hours. On Tuesday afternoon at about 3:30 p.m., 12 people in three separate and groups gathered along the banks of the Coldwater River near the Coldwater River trailhead behind Merritt Central Elementary for the winter challenge. Alana Aspinall, 45, and her boyfriend spent a few minutes looking for a safe spot to take the plunge, one where the waves were slow enough and where there was no ice beneath the surface. As they were searching, a group of four came along. Students from Merritt Secondary School were looking for a dunking point as well so that Grade 9 student Caleb Loewen could fulfill his challenge. A group of six – two sets of grandparents and their respective grandchildren – also came down to the river for a winter challenge, equipped with towels and hot beverages. Two members of the family, 60-year-old John Robertson and his niece, 13-year old Jensen Cavaliere, had been dared by a fellow family member. Lying down on her back, the frigid waters of the Coldwater River rushed over Aspinall, who described the plunge as breathtaking and awakening. This was the first time she had

Merritt Secondary Grade 9 Caleb Loewen takes the plunge into the icy waters of the Coldwater River for the 2014 Winter Challenge, a new viral video sensation that has hit the web in recent weeks. Michael Potestio/Herald

taken the plunge into water for the winter challenge, she said. “Cold, really cold,” she said, clinging to the towel wrapped around her. For Aspinall, taking the plunge was symbolic. Her cousin is battling cancer, and this was meant as a way to send her some positive and healing energy. “I feel powerless in helping her otherwise,” Aspinall said. For Robertson, the appeal of

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my gosh, I just did this?’” she said. Loewen said his winter challenge experience wasn’t as bad as he thought it was going to be, though he said the plunge into the icy water made him feel like he’d been “shot in the stomach.” “It was cold, but it wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be,” Loewen said. Loewen said there are many students at MSS who are participating in the winter challenge.

It may be intended in the spirit of good fun, but the winter challenge is not without its risks. Some people have been doing the stunt late at night, and some instances have involved alcohol. Nicola Valley Search and Rescue told the Herald that people who swim in an icy river such as the Coldwater River are at risk of immersion hypothermia, frostbite, entrapment and drowning. Temperatures in Merritt’s rivers are only a few degrees above freezing, and the human body loses heat 250 times faster in water than in air at the same temperature. Search and rescue crews won’t send in team members for a rescue if a person has slipped underneath ice because it’s too risky. With ice still present on the rivers, the risk of entrapment is high — especially in areas of the rivers with a current strong enough to sweep a person off their feet. Aspinall said people need to use common sense when conducting this challenge. “Use your common sense. Don’t go somewhere where the water’s rushing, you don’t go alone,” she said, noting videos of people doing the challenge at night make her cringe. Aspinall also said anyone with health issues should talk to their doctor beforehand. MSS principal Bill Lawrence told the Herald students have been participating in the winter challenge at lunch, but some are even skipping class to take the plunge. He said he wants students to know there is an element of danger to the winter challenge. “If you do go in and you go under the ice, you’re pretty much — you’re dead,” Lawrence said.

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Local facing weapons charge A 28-year-old Merritt man was charged with possession of a weapon dangerous to the public after a firearms incident on Lindley Creek Road in Merritt Monday afternoon. On March 10 at 4:30 p.m., Merritt RCMP received a complaint of a male who had just threatened the complainant and her boyfriend with a firearm. Merritt members attended and the occupant at the address was arrested without incident. It was determined that after a dispute between the victim and the charged, the man had gone into his home and returned with a firearm intimidating the victim and his girlfriend. The man returned to his residence and police were called. No one was injured during the incident. Additional firearms were seized from the residence and the male was returned to the RCMP detachment. He was later released on conditions and is to attend court in Merritt on April 29.

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Back row: local chair Byron Robbie; spokesperson Chelsea Morrey; secretary Elizabeth Skwartchuk; volunteer co-ordinators Simone Chenoweth and Sharon McNiven; program co-ordinator assistant Carolin Vandenbrink; head coach Erica Martindale; treasurer Cherly Vanderhook. Bottom row: director at large Felicity Peat; program co-ordinator Brenda Curnow; Special Olympics manager of community development Leslie Thornley. Michael Potestio/Herald

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Her name is Tashanna Isaac and her favourite sport is swimming. “I swim like a dolphin,” she said. “She has an amazing backstroke,” spokesperson for Merritt’s Special Olympics BC chapter Chelsea Morrey told the Herald. Tashanna has fetal alcohol syndrome, a condition of intellectual and physical birth defects caused by maternal drinking during pregnancy. With any luck, the 16-year-old will soon get a chance to get in the water. Last Thursday, the executive board for the Merritt chapter held a meet-and-greet at the Civic Centre to talk to prospective athletes, coaches and volunteers, and gauge interest from the community.

About six families, totalling about 20 people, attended the presentation. Morrey told the Herald they had three people sign up to become athletes that night. She said she’s had five other inquiries from eager athletes. Tashanna’s father, John Isaac, said his daughter’s been an avid swimmer since she was two. He said he’s glad to see her getting involved in Special Olympics. “Anything to get her out there, participate, hopefully make some new friend, and get the exercise,” Isaac said. Special Olympics will begin its operations in Merritt April 24 with a Club Fit program that will run every Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Central School until June 16. Club Fit will introduce athletes to many different

sports, Special Olympics BC manager of community development for the Okanagan Leslie Thornley said. Morrey said the program will condition and prepare athletes for playing sports as well as allow them to try a variety of sports to help determine which ones they’re best suited to. “There’s 18 different sports that Special Olympics offers. Obviously with our venues, some sports may not necessarily be available, but we’ll look at every option,” Morrey said. The sports chosen will also depend on what sports other chapters of Special Olympics BC are participating in, such as those in Kamloops, Princeton and Kelowna so local athletes can participate in competitions. Club Fit will involve a lot of conditioning and cardio work, but also a lot of fun working

with the volunteers and coaches, Morrey told the Herald. “It’s a lot of rapportbuilding,” Morrey said. “When you’re dealing with athletes with intellectual disabilities, it’s really important to have a real, genuine understanding of the athlete, and so we spend a lot of time on that.” Head coach Erica Martindale will be coaching the Club Fit program. “It’s a really good way to offer everything, basically – nutrition information, talk about planning healthy meals. We’ll do some cardio, we’ll do some strength training, we’ll do some sport specific activities [and] sport skill training,” Martindale told the Herald. After Club Fit, Special Olympics will break for July and August before resuming in the fall. “We come back and start in September and by that time, we will

have had time to go find coaches [and] facilities for the sports,” Thornley said. Merritt resident Norman Stewart attended the meet-and-greet and told the Herald on Thursday night he’s interested in becoming a volunteer. “It’s good for the kids. It gives them a chance in life, which everybody needs, and confidence,” Stewart said. To be eligible for Special Olympics, an athlete must have an IQ of 70 or less and an intellectual disability must have manifested before age 18, Thornley said. Thornley also said the average age of Special Olympics BC athletes is 33, and they are targeting younger athletes, but recruit from ages two to 88. The executive board of Special Olympics BC in Merritt is also still looking for a fundraising chair.

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Alternate approval process for fire hall loan Merritt city council unanimously approved the alternate approval process for a loan of $1 million from the Municipal Finance Authority for upgrades for the local fire department at its regular meeting on March 11. The following is an excerpt from the City of Merritt agenda for the regular city council meeting on March 11. Executive summary The city intends to borrow $1 million as part of the financing of the construction of the new truck bay for the fire hall and the purchase of a new fire pumper truck to replace Engine 1. The borrowing bylaw has been approved by the Inspector of Municipalities and council may

now proceed with the approval of the electors by the alternate approval process. The purpose of this report is to set the dates and details for the alternate approval process to obtain the authority to borrow $1 million for the construction of the new truck bay for the fire hall and the purchase of a new fire pumper truck to replace Engine 1 under Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2165, 2014. Policy In accordance with the Community Charter, council may, by loan authorization bylaw adopted with the approval of the Inspector of Municipalities, incur a liability by borrowing for any purpose of a capital nature. A loan authorization bylaw may only

be adopted with the approval of the electors which may be obtained either by: 1. Assent of the electors by way of a majority vote in favour of the bylaw; or 2. Approval of the electors by alternate approval process whereby the electors are provided an opportunity to indicate that council may not proceed with the loan authorization bylaw unless it is approved by assent of the electors under option 1 above. Under the alternate approval process, elector approval is deemed to be obtained if less than 10 per cent of the electors submit written response in opposition to the bylaw. The city’s practice has been to use the alternate approval process as the most cost-effective method

Leisure guide released The City of Merritt’s spring and summer leisure guide is now on shelves at city facilities. The guide features recreational programs for all age groups, including bow hunting, acrylic painting, geocaching and self-defence. There are even programs for Merrittonians and their dogs to participate in. Times and dates of programs and registration information is listed in the guide. The guide is also available on the city’s website at merritt.ca.

of obtaining approval of the electors for loan authorization bylaws. Process The alternative approval process is one step in the borrowing process to secure debt financing from the Municipal Finance Authority. In accordance with Section 86 of the Community Charter, council must set the date and details for the process. The city must publish in a newspaper the notice of the process once each week for two consecutive weeks as per Section 94 of the Community Charter. The deadline for the process must be at least 30 days after the second publication of the notice. Council may proceed with adoption of

the Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2165, 2014 unless, by the deadline date set for the process, at least 10 per cent (550) of the estimated number of electors of the city signs the elector response form indicating that council may not proceed with adoption of the bylaw without first receiving the assent of the electors by voting. If the city publishes the first notice on Thursday, March 20, the deadline date for the process will be Monday, April 28. Financial implications If approved, the new debenture would be included in the fall 2014 issue through the Municipal Finance Authority. Staff has estimated

that the annual debt servicing costs for this debenture will be approximately $78,580 with the first payments due in 2015. Therefore, there will

be no impact on the 2014 budget. The funds received from the issuance of this debenture will go toward capital expenditures.

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Lifeguard/Instructor The City of Merritt is inviting applications for the position of Casual Lifeguard/Instructors, at the Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre. Hours of work may include weekend, evening and daytime shifts. Wage Rate is $18.78 per hour plus 16% in lieu of benefits as per the Collective Agreement. For complete job posting details, please visit www.merritt.ca Cover letters with attached resume’s and copies of qualifications should be submitted no later than 4:00 pm Friday, March 14, 2014 to: Carole Fraser City of Merritt 2185 Voght Street P.O. Box 189 Merritt, BC, V1K 1B8 cfraser@merritt.ca

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ter,” Tomkinson said. Paid-on-call firefighters are remunerated hourly for the responses to emergencies they attend and for the training they receive. “That’s today’s volunteer. There are still some totally volunteer departments where people don’t receive any remuneration, but that’s usually in smaller communities,” Tomkinson said. Remuneration for paid-on-call firefighters varies from $12 per hour to $20 per hour. Applications to become a volunteer firefighter can be picked up at the fire station or printed from the department’s website at merrittfirerescue. com.

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MFRD firefighter. “I tried out two years in a row, and I didn’t make it the first year. I couldn’t complete the challenge. I was a smoker back then, so I quit smoking and I exercised and I tried again,” she said. The lifelong Merrittonian has been a paid-on-call member for about three years now and described the firefighting experience as an adrenaline rush. “You never know what you’re going into. I mean, we hear the pager and we have some idea, but every single call [is] different, so you just never know,” Tancsa said. Tomkinson said the department’s volunteer firefighter system is much different than it

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VICTORIA – Proceedings here at the B.C. legislature were briefly thrust into the spotlight last week, firing up the radio talk shows and Twitter feeds. No, it wasn’t the BC Liberal government forcing through legislation to allow industrial “research” for things like pipeline routes in provincial parks, or the debate on sanctioned wolf and grizzly kills. It wasn’t the teacher strike vote, as the scripted motions of that ritual combat are well known to weary parents. It was muffins. More specifically, “free” muffins in a newly relocated and equipped MLA lounge, and a rack installed to hold the said muffins at a cost of $733. This was portrayed as part of a spending spree by Richmond East MLA Linda Reid, elected Speaker last summer. In fact it’s just the latest phase of a strikingly expensive refit to provide wheelchair access, which Reid has championed. The new MLA lounge replaces a seldom-used one at the top of steep stairs high in the 1898 stone structure. The new lounge is served by a ramp near the chamber exit to another under-used room in the library, and equipped with big-screen TVs to follow proceedings, similar to those installed in the legislature chamber last year. Everything done here is expensive, from matching ornate woodwork to upgrading ancient plumbing and wiring. But the public, conditioned by media to expect corruption and scandal, would rather be outraged about free muffins. Prior to this, MLAs had to troop down to the basement dining room to put muffins and coffee on their expense accounts, or have an assistant fetch them.

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Emily Wessel Merritt MUSINGS Ah, anonymity. Yet another grey area to wade through in an already murky puddle that is the complicated nature of journalism. I recently received an anonymous letter to the editor. The person wrote he or she is a paramedic working for the BC Ambulance Service, and could not dis-

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close her or his identity for fear of disciplinary action. I was not under the impression this letter was sent to only me or even written by a local paramedic (it described shift hours that are different than the ones paramedics at the local station work). Needless to say, I was not surprised to see it crop up in the letters to the editor section of another newspaper, the Comox Valley Record. The BC Ambulance Service has gone through a number of organizational changes in the last few years, and with administrative overhauls comes an inevitable landslide of criticisms — from people inside the organization and out. I have no doubt that

editor weighed the pros and cons of publishing the anonymous letter for a long time before going ahead with it. The editor of that newspaper put it well in an online comment: “Readers (and people or groups being criticized) deserve to know who their critics are.” Eventually, he must have settled on the pros outweighing the cons, and he has seen his comments section become a forum for lively debate on the topic. However, in a story that ran in last Thursday’s paper about the changes to the federal government’s medical marijuana access rules, I decided to go ahead and keep my source’s name anonymous. Naming a person who uses marijuana for

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medicinal purposes would out her as a person with a disease and could have potentially embarrassing consequences for her. There is already plenty of harsh judgement to go around, and I do not feel the need to exacerbate that — especially when not disclosing her name did not detract at all from the value of her insight. She is, after all, the “person on the street,” if you will, who can provide emotion and colour to a story that, without that interview, would be a bland recap of administrative changes. Of course, it’s only like that in rare circumstances. The Canadian Association of Journalists recently released a discussion paper

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on the related topic of informed consent. The paper asks if journalists have a responsibility to discuss with sources the potential negative consequences of participating in interviews, particularly sources who identify as marginalized or vulnerable. And the answer, of course, is there is no one answer. It always has been and always will be case dependent. Journalists should not try to do the work of advocates or social workers. But source sensitivity is a pillar of the interview practice, and potential consequences (positive and negative) often come up organically in the course of interviews, and they’re usually carefully weighed by both parties.

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Logan Lake doctor loss discouraging Dear Editor, Re: Logan Lake losing doctor, Feb. 28 Recently, a public information meeting, a single page letter from Interior Health Authority and an article in the Merritt Herald left more unanswered questions than answers. The public information meeting was attended by approximately 225 persons out of a population of approximately 2,300 citizens. This low attendance number was most likely the result of there being no clear method of notification of the meeting other than the letter from IHA that was left at the medical clinic and the notification of the meeting that was in the newspaper that was dated one day

before the meeting. A letter delivered to all the mailboxes at the post office would surely have been in order for such an important matter. The letter from IHA stated that Dr. Sheik operated a private practice (business) and therefore Interior Health did not have the ability to assign a physician to Logan Lake. The article written by Barrie Ogden, a lady known for her written accuracy, made the statement “While IHA may be working on the problem, it’s still a problem created by that organization when it changed the doctor situation from a salaried one to an ‘owner’ position.” Could it be that Dr. Sheik’s private practice situation was also

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‘All the nice things said about Logan Lake are not worth a hoot if the superstructure is allowed to vanish.’ — LETTER WRITER DOUG MADDEN

the work of the IHA and that Dr. Sheik found it unacceptable and that was the reason for his leaving? Is it possible that the IHA’s inability to find a replacement doctor is also directly associated with the IHA’s position of requiring a doctor to agree to a private prac-

tice operation? In recent times, several dermatologists working in Kamloops have voiced their opposition to the pay scale they have to operate with — a scale forced on them by the Ministry of Health. One of these specialists retired and the other is now working in Eastern Canada for a realistic pay rate. As Logan Lake builds for the future by establishing a 100-lot subdivision to entice new citizens to retire here, our medical situation is in a downward spiral. All the nice things said about Logan Lake are not worth a hoot if the superstructure is allowed to vanish. Doug Madden Logan Lake

Why have we not learned the painful lessons of the past? The B.C. NDP government in the 1970s foolishly shut down the entire B.C. mining industry

and it has taken several generations to recover. Now, just as things were looking bright, the federal Conservative government – which should know better – has sent an equally chilling message of negativity to the

investment community by saying “no” to the Prosperity mine. How many other wellplanned mining projects in B.C. are now on uncertain ground because of the negative signal that’s been

sent? The Prosperity mine was a beacon of hope to thousands of people and their families in the Cariboo region and beyond. This foolish, ill-informed decision must be reconsid-

ered and approval given to this mine. Every possible environmental precaution is in place. There is no reason on earth to say “no” to it. Donald Leung Burnaby, B.C.

Serious issues take back seat to cynicism From Page 6 The outraged talk shows didn’t mention that. There are access issues in the dining room too, a fact more difficult to ignore with Children and Family Development Minister Stephanie Cadieux, Paralympian Michelle Stilwell and former Vancouver mayor Sam Sullivan now elected to serve using their wheelchairs. A costly new outside access ramp assisted Kenny Michell, who visited last week to tell his harrowing story

of the Burns Lake sawmill explosion that nearly burned him to death in 2012 and left him in a wheelchair. The NDP brought a delegation of survivors and family members of the dead from sawdust explosions in Burns Lake and Prince George. They supported the opposition’s demand for an independent inquiry, although their own demands ranged from counselling for long-suffering wives to seeing someone punished for alleged negligence.

The scandal pushed in this tragic story is that some evidence was not protected by WorkSafeBC and wouldn’t have been admissible in court. Prosecutors also said they had enough evidence for charges, but the companies or executives would be able to show “due diligence” that would likely result in acquittal. What that means in English is that the explosion risk of extra-dry dust and air wasn’t fully grasped by either mill operators or Work-

SafeBC. All B.C. mills are now subject to more scrutiny, and a coroner’s inquest will be calling witnesses this fall to see what lessons can be learned. Back to pipelines through parks. This may seem like a scandal to urban B.C. residents who already fret about the possibility of the 60-yearold Trans Mountain pipeline, or one of several proposed gas pipelines, intruding on a park. It’s not as well known that Trans Mountain completed a

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cerns centre on safety and the fact there’s a spiritual significance to getting into the water for First Nations. “Our ancestors and our elders did this as a teaching of discipline. To get in to the water, to pray to the water, the water’s life, it’s a life giver – without water we would not be here – we’re enveloped in water when we’re a baby,” Manuel said. “So we honour and respect water.” He said First Nations people conduct these water ceremonies all year long. Manuel said he prefers people who get into the water do it safely: in shallow water and in the light of day. “I think it could

“I don’t want them doing it during class time or lunchtime or while they’re at school,” Lawrence said. He said if students are going to do it, he prefer they do the challenge safely, with adult supervision. “Sometimes kids get into deep water, no pun intended,” Lawrence said. Cavaliere’s aunt Jane Robertson said she thinks as long as it’s done properly and under supervision, it’s a safe and fun challenge. John Robertson said he doesn’t think it’s any worse than a polar bear swim.

The new viral sensation draws parallels to a spiritual cleansing ceremony First Nations people take part in. MSS Aboriginal Academy teacher Tim Manuel has his students regularly participate in the cleansing ritual where they dunk themselves in the Coldwater River. However, Manuel said the winter challenge is a different concern. “Everybody’s doing it, everybody’s doing it. Not just MSS [students] – all the native people are doing it, they’re challenging each other,” Manuel said. “And I’ve got no problem with that,” he said adding his con-

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ACTION-PACKED Nicola Valley Women in Action held their 10th annual Celebrate Women event at the Civic Centre last Friday. The event honoured 10 women who’ve made contributions to their communities at a ceremony where Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon (second from right) spoke. For the full story on the event, pick up a copy of the Tuesday, March 18 Merritt Herald. Michael Potestio/Herald

Couple charged with semi theft A 25-year-old male and female from Penticton were arrested after a complaint from a trucking company in Salmo, B.C. advised that a GPS unit on a stolen tractor trailer showed the vehicle headed northbound on Highway 5A from Princeton. On March 10 at 7 a.m., RCMP received the call of the stolen semi-truck. RCMP attended and deployed

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A short time later there was a knock at the door. There stood the Catholic priest. He had come from the church about six miles away to instruct the children. He was now on his way back home. He had come over the yard because of the dense mud on the road, and he had gone Dad had heard the bell of the and got his horse and buggy stuck in cows, but was so long in coming that a mud hole about half a mile back. Mother was worried about him. When he finally came in Mother asked him Why had he done this? He knew what had taken him so long. better than to drive them through the spring mud. But, my Dad knew him “Oh Mother,” he said, “when I got and went and got his horses again, there a big bull moose was with the hooked them to the wagon and went cows so the dog and I hid behind a out there to pull this whole mess out of log until the moose left. the mud. On the Sabbath we went to church The commandment says that in a wagon. After church we all, the on the Sabbath you should not do congregation, had lunch together. It any work. But Jesus showed us that was a time of fellowship. When we we should help people in trouble, came home, Dad unharnessed the always. Dad really believed both horses and put them out to pasture. that the Sabbath was for worship He’d come in and lay down for a and rest, but also that we should do rest. Dad was a hard worker and the good. He really practiced this on the Sabbath was made to worship and homestead (even though it was the rest. priest’s fault.)

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Outdoor sports gaining fans OTHMAR VOHRINGER The OUTDOORSMAN After many years of declining, hunting has steadily increased in B.C. and other parts of North America. In 2013, British Columbia alone recruited 9,132 new hunters who successfully completed the mandatory hunter education course. This is close to 1,000 hunters more than the year before. Since 2005, the trend is on an impressive climb upwards with even higher numbers forecast for the future. The overall hunting licence sale has rebounded in the last seven years from 85,000 in 1981 to 98,000 last year. Hunting is not the only measure of changing times. Similar upward trends exist in fishing, hiking, canoeing and other outdoor sports. Even planting vegetable gardens and keeping small livestock destined for the dinner table have experienced a resurgence in popularity. It is noteworthy that especially people from the big city centres are drawn to these various outdoor activities. A social study done in America shows clearly that food contamination scares and the possibility of seeing more and more genetically manipulated food on our store shelves has caused a rethinking for many people toward a more natural, healthier lifestyle which also involves recreational activities directly related to nature. Being outdoors is “in” again. Companies, governments and various organizations are not blind to this “back to nature” trend. The B.C. government aggressively promotes hunting and

other outdoor sports as a healthy alternative to urban life. To boost hunter numbers, the B.C. government has introduced a program that lets new hunters and children aged 10 to 17 “try out” hunting for one year without the requirement of completing the mandatory hunter education course, as long they hunt with an experienced hunter. In addition, there are many provincial and federal government programs on how to get youth involved in a variety of outdoor recreation activities. As well as government programs, there are various organizations that offer all kinds of outdoor activities for young and old people alike. Another indicator of changing times can be seen on the television. Shows such as Duck Commander, Yukon Men, Ultimate Survival Alaska, Meat Eater and Survival Man are just a few from a long list of outdoor sport-related shows that have the highest viewer ratings. An article I recently read stated the re-discovery of nature is much more than just a trend. It is the awakening of the human spirit that has been trapped in modern technology and urban life for so long that most have forgotten that we are part of nature and not just some kind of weird alien inhabiting earth. People want to be in control again – particularly with what they eat and with that, they want to spend time in nature to discover their mental, physical and spiritual limits again. This is all good news. A natural lifestyle is not only good for our physical health but also for our mental well-being and stability. In addition, people who know and appreciate nature from personal experience are more likely to protect it for future generations.

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B.C. Chief Coroner Lisa Lapointe will personally preside over an inquest into the 2012 deaths of two employees and the injury of 20 more in an explosion at a sawmill in Burns Lake. Lapointe said Monday a coroner’s inquest is the best way to examine

evidence that wasn’t considered because prosecutors decided not to lay charges. An inquest’s role is to make recommendations, not assess blame. “The inquest will review policies, practices and responsibilities related to the mill operation

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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.

Large family home with 4 bedrms, open design, bright kitchen, central A/C. Huge, fenced backyard with sundeck and large garden area, plus double garage and deactivated 2 bedrm suite in bsmt.

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

#2113

#2128

#2138

#2162

#2126

#2088

#2141

#2050

#2103

D

SOL

COZY RANCHER

$219,000 SENSATIONAL

$330,999

NEWER APARTMENT

$194,900 STRATA END UNIT

$237,900 INVESTORS

$329,900

$264,900

$399,900

$334,900

$298,000

HAVE A BIG FAMILY?

LARGE FAMILY HOME

INVESTMENT

COMPLETELY RENOVATED

EXTRA HALF LOT

US

BON 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.

Urban living in one of the finest strata developments. Nice one bedrm apartment with granite counters, shake style kitchen cabinets & incl. appliances. Clean and ready to move into.

Nice end unit with good sized yard, totally fenced. Bright, open floor plan on main the arched living rm window & an extra bay window. 3 bedrms up, open rec.rm & main bath. Doule garage.

Great opportunity to own a one bedroom apartment as investment or for first time buyer. Great affordably price strata unit. $3,000 bonus paid to Buyer upon completion! Don’t miss this one!

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.

A remarkable home, close to schools. 3 bedrms on the main plus 2 bedrm suite on ground level. Large open kitchen with nook, 3 gar F/P’s, double garage & large fenced backyard with garden area.

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.

Exquisite 3 bedrm bungalow in prime location, completely redone inside & out. New wiring, plumbing, furnace, HW tanks, all windows, S/S appliance pkg, stacking washer/dryer plus a fully fin. bsmt.

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.

#2115

#1863

#2148

#2124

#2089

#2161

#2143

#1982

#2140

#2139

$149,900

$549,900

CLOSE TO SCHOOLS

$139,900

$219,900

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.

#2052

#1967

#2043

Century 21, Moving Families Forward

$97,900

SPENCES BRIDGE

GREAT STARTER

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.

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.

#2101

#2110

$89,000

$399,000

CLOSE TO SCHOOLS

2 bedrm mobile in one of the nicest parks. 1 bedrm on each end with an open concept kitchen eating area & living rm in the center. The addition has a large enclosed porch & family rm.

$74,500

$279,000

WHY RENT

SPACIOUS MOBILE

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.

$329,000

$65,000

$119,900

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$169,900

4 separately titled side by side duplexes with a total of 8 units & some long term tenants. Each side of duplex has 2 bedrms, 1 bath, kitchen and living rm with 432 sq.ft. Has newer shingles, 100 amp service.

#2010

#2163

$649,900

INVESTORS

OPPORTUNITY

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.

Great corner lot on a quiet street with plenty of room to build a shop. Home has 2 bedrooms and in need of some TLC, but is priced accordingly. Call for a showing today.

#2044

#2098

$735,000

$389,900

INVESTMENT

Great 4 bedrm family home with HW floors, open concept with big kitchen & includes appliances. Some reno’s have been done of new roof, windows & exterior doors. Full fin. bsmt.

$289,000

$324,900

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$99,900

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Moving Real Estate BC Ltd. SUN VALLEY COURT

Lana McPharlane 315-3748

Don Gossoo Managing Broker

AMAZING HOME

UPPER STRATA UNIT

PRIME BENCH LOCATION

NEW In great neighbourhood & priced to sell. This rancher has 3 bedrms on the main, sunken living rm with vaulted ceilings, spacious kitchen & large sundeck. Walkout bsmt has 2 bedrm inlaw suite.

Great starter home for young families or retirees. 3 bedrms, fl at private yard with garden, 2 car garage & RV parking. Includes appliances & gas F/P. A quality built home in a desirable neighbourhood.

#2160

#2168

#2157

INCREDIBLE VALUE

CUTE & COZY

NEW

Nice 3 bedrm, 2.5 bath townhouse with very unique floor plan. Main floor has lots of natural sunlight & large bay window & gas F/P in living rm. Kitchen has newer appliances, tile backsplash & flooring. Has been prof. painted up & down. Move in ready.

$209,000

$399,900

GARDENERS PARADISE

Don Ward 315-3503

Ray Thompson 315-3377

$224,900

EXECUTIVE HOME

EXTRA LARGE LOT

NEW

Great home in the downtown area, close to shopping & amenities. Home has 3 bedrms, open oak kitchen/dining area. Nice sized family room, private patio with hot tub. Lane access with RV parking in back.

An older 2 bedroom home in nice neighbourhood, close to downtown. Extra large lot of 13,780 sq.ft. that may have subdivision potential. Lane access with 19 x 16 single garage.

Great 2 bedroom home for starting out or retirement. Quaint character home with 9 ft ceilings in living room & bedrms, updated flooring, cabinets & bathroom. Fenced yard, lane access & shop in back.

Great family home with 3 bedrms up, 1 down, 3 baths, sundeck off huge dining room to enjoy the fabulous views. Large family rm in bsmt plus workshop or hobby room. Fenced backyard.

#2159

#2149

#2169

#2167

#2170

#2172

ADULT ORIENTED STRATA

18,000 SQ. FT. LOT

#2164

$535,000

$109,900

$329,900

FIRST TIME BUYERS

$179,000

MANICURED CORNER LOT

$149,999

Gorgeous 5 bedrm, 3.5 bath home with HW flooring, ceramic tile in kitchen & baths, 5 pce ensuite & W/I closet. Fully fin. bsmt with separate entrance, extra large rec.rm. 2 covered decks.

Spacious 4 bedrm + den, 3 bath home with newer S/S appliances in gourmet kitchen, dining & living rooms adjoin a walk-out balcony. The walkout bsmt has wet bar & games room. Lot of parking.

#1957

#2130

#2027

#2151

#2111

#2108

#1759

#2152

#2121

$385,000

$239,000

$299,900

$165,000

$455,000

$166,000

$309,000

GREAT VIEWS

Charming 2 bedroom home with fresh paint, new roof, updated windows & kitchen. Is centrally located with lane access, RV parking and 24x16 insulated shop with gas F/P & 2 pce bath.

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.

NEW

This family home has 3 bedrms up, 2 down, oak HW flooring throughout main floor, large kitchen with S/S appliances & pantry. Large covered deck. Large 12,832 sq.ft. lot with backyard access.

Very private yard with fruit trees, amazing patio, fi sh 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.

BENCH RANCHER

BENCH VIEW HOME

Immaculate 2 bedrm unit on top floor with panoramic views. Bright corner unit with extra window, A/C all appliances. Walking distance to rec.center, arena, downtown core & bus service.

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.

THREE LEVEL SPLIT

Moving Real Estate BC Ltd.

Quality built, open & bright home on 3 levels with 5 bedrms + den, 3.5 baths, on demand HW heat, den/ office with coffered ceiling & large windows, chef style kitchen with granite counters, large island & much more.

Beautiful 5 bedrm home with 2 – 5 pce ensuites, gourmet kitchen with nook & maple cabinets, large living rm, den & family rm with doors to covered deck & views. Fully fin. bsmt. Nicely landscaped.

$509,900

AFFORDABLY PRICED

NEW

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.

$225,000

Personal Real Estate Corporation

315-3043

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.

$199,900

Brad Yakimchuk

#102 - 2840 Voght St., Merritt, BC • www.century21.ca/movingrealestate

DESIRABLE AREA

ON THE BENCH

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$479,000

PARK- LIKE SETTING

IN LOWER NICOLA

DETACHED SHOP

DESIRABLE AREA

LOWER NICOLA

EXECUTIVE BENCH HOME

BEAUTIFULLY LANDSCAPED

REVENUE FOURPLEX

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.

Beautifully renovated 3 level split home with open concept, large windows, vaulted ceilings & central A/C. New kitchen with S/S appliance, new bathrm, flooring & paint. 700 sq.ft. 2 car garage.

Beautifully renovated inside & out. Spacious 4 bedrm home on 0.25 acres, fully manicured lawn & UG sprinklers. Has new bathrm, new flooring and paint throughout, new windows, siding & more.

Charming 2 bedroom home with fresh paint, new roof, updated windows & kitchen. Is centrally located with lane access, RV parking and 24x16 insulated shop with gas F/P & 2 pce bath.

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.

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.

Large family home with 4 bedrms, open design, bright kitchen, central A/C. Huge, fenced backyard with sundeck and large garden area, plus double garage and deactivated 2 bedrm suite in bsmt.

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

#2113

#2128

#2138

#2162

#2126

#2088

#2141

#2050

#2103

D

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COZY RANCHER

$219,000 SENSATIONAL

$330,999

NEWER APARTMENT

$194,900 STRATA END UNIT

$237,900 INVESTORS

$329,900

$264,900

$399,900

$334,900

$298,000

HAVE A BIG FAMILY?

LARGE FAMILY HOME

INVESTMENT

COMPLETELY RENOVATED

EXTRA HALF LOT

US

BON 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.

Urban living in one of the finest strata developments. Nice one bedrm apartment with granite counters, shake style kitchen cabinets & incl. appliances. Clean and ready to move into.

Nice end unit with good sized yard, totally fenced. Bright, open floor plan on main the arched living rm window & an extra bay window. 3 bedrms up, open rec.rm & main bath. Doule garage.

Great opportunity to own a one bedroom apartment as investment or for first time buyer. Great affordably price strata unit. $3,000 bonus paid to Buyer upon completion! Don’t miss this one!

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.

A remarkable home, close to schools. 3 bedrms on the main plus 2 bedrm suite on ground level. Large open kitchen with nook, 3 gar F/P’s, double garage & large fenced backyard with garden area.

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.

Exquisite 3 bedrm bungalow in prime location, completely redone inside & out. New wiring, plumbing, furnace, HW tanks, all windows, S/S appliance pkg, stacking washer/dryer plus a fully fin. bsmt.

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.

#2115

#1863

#2148

#2124

#2089

#2161

#2143

#1982

#2140

#2139

$149,900

$549,900

CLOSE TO SCHOOLS

$139,900

$219,900

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.

#2052

#1967

#2043

Century 21, Moving Families Forward

$97,900

SPENCES BRIDGE

GREAT STARTER

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.

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.

#2101

#2110

$89,000

$399,000

CLOSE TO SCHOOLS

2 bedrm mobile in one of the nicest parks. 1 bedrm on each end with an open concept kitchen eating area & living rm in the center. The addition has a large enclosed porch & family rm.

$74,500

$279,000

WHY RENT

SPACIOUS MOBILE

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.

$329,000

$65,000

$119,900

The Century 21® Brand is the most recognized name in real estate with 8000 offices in 68 countries and territories worldwide. Let the Century 21® Brand work for you!

$169,900

4 separately titled side by side duplexes with a total of 8 units & some long term tenants. Each side of duplex has 2 bedrms, 1 bath, kitchen and living rm with 432 sq.ft. Has newer shingles, 100 amp service.

#2010

#2163

$649,900

INVESTORS

OPPORTUNITY

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.

Great corner lot on a quiet street with plenty of room to build a shop. Home has 2 bedrooms and in need of some TLC, but is priced accordingly. Call for a showing today.

#2044

#2098

$735,000

$389,900

INVESTMENT

Great 4 bedrm family home with HW floors, open concept with big kitchen & includes appliances. Some reno’s have been done of new roof, windows & exterior doors. Full fin. bsmt.

$289,000

$324,900

IS AN INVESTMENT PROPERTY IN YOUR FUTURE? Rental units are always in need. Let us help you find the income property to add to your portfolio.

$99,900

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WATERFRONT ACREAGE

OPPORTUNITY

HOMES ON ACREAGE FANTASTIC 157 ACRES

LARGE SHOP

APPROX. 157 ACRES

CED

U RED Only 15 mins. from Merritt toward Aspen Grove. Property has 1500 sq.ft. 2 bedrm modular home with huge ensuite & big deck. Includes 2 shops, corrals with heating automatic watering for livestock.

Fantastic views of Mamit Lake and valley & just 17 mins. from Merritt on 4.69 acres. Tidy 4 bedrm home with newer kitchen & flooring, huge living rm. 30x40 detached shop, 200 amps.

Incredible year round off the grid home or use as rec. property, almost surrounds Allie Lake. Includes 2 main cabinet plus 3 additional guest cabins. Great for horseback riding, snowmobiling, fish & more.

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.

Great 6 acre property to build your home or use as recreational. Mostly flat with many buildings sites, has shallow well, septic approval, hydro to property & driveway is in. Close to crown land.

#1663

#2131

#2155

BREATHTAKING VIEWS

COUNTRY LIVING

PRESTIGIOUS HOME

#2150

$849,900

D L O S

#2144

$349,900

D L O S

$495,000

$2,755,000

WATERFRONT HOME

$175,000 RIVERFRONT LOT

Good commercial building in downtown core. Approx. 5000 sq.ft. of commercial space on the main with 1100 sq.ft. up with a 3 bedrm suite, currently rented. Zoned C-2. Run your business and live upstairs.

#2137

$325,000

INDUSTRIAL BUILDING

Fronts Nicola River in City limits. 0.91 acres, completely flat land, this space offers unlimited possibilities to build the home you’ve always dreamed of. City services in vicinity.

#2166

$109,900 1 ACRE LOT

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

$799,995

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.

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 5 bedrm home on Nicola Lake with unique open designed family area with large bedrms & family rooms with an extra summer kitchen. 3 floors, 2 large covered decks. Has detached triple garage & an underground boat house bunker.

HORSE PROPERTY

10 ACRES IN KANE VALLEY

WATERFRONT ACREAGE

19.77 ACRES

INCREDIBLE INVESTMENT

Just 20 mins. south of Merritt close to cross-country ski trails, fishing, hunting & snowmobiling and backs onto crown land. Beautiful log home with large wrap around covered deck. Includes a guest cabin, new barn with loft & chicken pen.

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.

#2025

#2092

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.

#1922

COUNTRY GETAWAY

$260,000

#1837

$749,900

#1842

$998,000

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.

#2107

$112,500

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.

#1913

$890,000

CED

U RED 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.

#1961

$398,800

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.

#1992

$509,900

#2156

$549,000

$159,000

#2114

RESIDENTIAL LOT

AT NICOLA LAKE

4.64 ACRES

Only Century 21 gives AIR MILES!

$359,900

$399,000

INVESTORS

View lot of 6200 sq.ft. in one of Merritt’s subdivisions on the Bench. Full city services ready at curb, underground. In neighbourhood of quality home. Call for more details.

#2112

$49,900 2 ACRES

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.

#1918

$190,000

Build your home in the country. Has a drilled well of 15 GPM, power at lot line, septic approval, and driveway are in. Nice view, crown land nearby. Just 20 mins. from Merritt.

Approx. 12,000 sq.ft. building with office space with one long term tenant. Great for professional offices, retail, lawyers, doctors, government agency, etc. Has approval for residential units upstairs.

RESIDENTIAL LOT

3 INDUSTRIAL LOTS

#2154

WATERFRONT LOT

Country living on 4.64 acres with beautiful 4 bedroom log home. Spacious loft master suite, newer kitchen & appliances, new electric furnace & heat pump, pellet stove. Great views of the mountains & valley. Just 20 mins from Merritt.

#1916

$474,900

SPIUS CREEK ESTATES

From 9.8 to 17 Acres

$125,000

#2171

$850,000

Residential lot in the city of 0.62 acres, zoned R2 with the potential to be made into 4 city lots or Buyer could apply to change zoning for higher density multi-family residential.

#2147

$109,900 12.16 ACRES

Just over 1 acre on Nicola Lake. Great place to invest for a family getaway or retire and enjoy the great weather. Gentle slope & easy access allows for a wide variety of home plans. Includes roll-a-dock.

#2146

$299,000

Grandview Heights

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.

#2048

$219,000 0.89 ACRES

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.

#2019

$595,000

COMMERCIAL BUILDING

Great lot to build your dream home overlooking the Nicola River and ranchland. In area of fine quality home. Close to shopping. Perfect for private estate at end of cul de sac.

#2165

$122,000 BENCH LOT

In area of high end homes and close to amenities. This is the only lot left on this street. Great neighbourhood to build your dream home and raise your family.

#2123

$109,900 RURAL ACREAGE

Prices starting at $199,000

Country living at its best! These 9 properties are located approx. 15 mins. from Merritt in the beautiful Sunshine Valley. A Phase 1 has been completed and a water report is available. 4 lots are waterfront, all have stunning views of the valley. Area offers swimming, biking, canoeing, horseback riding,motorcycling & more.

GST is applicable

#2000

RESIDENTIAL VIEW LOTS Prices Starting at $85,000 + GST

Fully serviced residential lots with fantastic views of the Nicola Valley and surrounding mountains. Close to shopping and college. Start building your dream home today! #1726

12.63 acre treed lot with great access to Spius Creek. Has several good building sites and a drilled well. Hydro at lot line. Quiet area to build your country manor.

#2047

$209,000 CITY LOT

Nice flat lot on quiet street with the ability for many different types of building plans or new manufactured home. Lot has lane access, city services to lot line and zoned R2.

#1920

$67,000

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

Nice flat light industrial bare land lots. Water and sewer are close to the lot lines. Great business opportunity. Each lot is 95 x 198 and zoned M1. In area growing industrial business.

#1795

EACH $59,900

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5 Ways to Eco-Drive This Spring Accelerate gently. The harder you accelerate the more fuel you consume. In the city, you can conserve fuel by easing onto the accelerator pedal gently and gradually. Pretend there’s an egg under the gas pedal and an open cup of coffee on the dash. Try to drive without breaking the shell or spilling the coffee and you’ll be good to go. Maintain a steady speed. Be consistent. Unintentional dips in speed and sudden bursts of acceleration take a toll on your tank and your wallet. In fact, tests show that varying your speed up and down between 75 km/h and 85km/h every 18 seconds can increase your fuel use by 20 per cent. Use cruise control whenever possible. Anticipate traffic. Read the road ahead, anticipate road disruptions, monitor the movements of pedestrians and other vehicles and keep a comfortable distance between your vehicle and the one in front of you.

Coast to decelerate. Coasting to a stop with your foot off the pedal is like driving for free. By anticipating traffic slowdowns as early as possible, you can decrease your speed, conserve fuel and save money by simply taking your foot off the accelerator. Today, most vehicles are equipped with fuel-injection systems that automatically shut off the flow of fuel to the engine when the accelerator is fully released. Avoid high speeds. Even if you have a need for speed, slow down. Most cars, vans, SUVs and pickup trucks operate most fuel efficiently when travelling between 50 and 80 km/h. Anything above this optimal speed zone and vehicles consume increasingly more fuel the faster they go. For example, if it takes $10 worth of fuel to drive a certain distance at 100 km/h, it would cost $12 to travel that same distance at 120 km/h. That’s like throwing a toonie out the window every 100 km.

Tips For Buying a Car This Spring Analyze your driving needs. Where do you live? What do you do? How will you use your vehicle? How many people and things will you carry along with you? How much will you travel each day? These are just a few of the questions you can ask yourself to help give you a realistic idea of the size and type of vehicle you’ll need. Analyze your choices. Gasoline, diesel, electric or hybrids are your basic power choices nowadays and each has its advantages depending on your driving needs. Avoid temptation. There are some thirsty, fuel-guzzling vehicles out there and they’re not all pickup trucks or large SUVs. You can find a vehicle with moderate thrills that won’t cost a bundle to fill up or maintain. Think light, think small, think efficient. Your friends will be impressed with your concern for the environment if you choose a smaller, more fuel-efficient vehicle that produces fewer greenhouse gases. Why buy a bigger, more expensive vehicle when a smaller, greener one will do? Do the math. Check the EnerGuide label on the vehicle for the fuel consumption ratings. The label gives you an idea of how many litres; always strive for the lowest fuel consumption rating. For example, a vehicle with a fuel consumption rating of seven litres per 100km would use about half the fuel than a vehicle with a rating of 14 litres per 100km. If you’re looking to purchase a used vehicle, you can still get fuel consumption ratings from websites such as www.vehicles.nrcan. gc.ca, which will also give you estimated annual fuel cost. What a great tool for budgeting.

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Students at Diamond Vale Elementary brought their favourite book characters to life in recognition of World Book Day on March 6. Diamond Vale teacher Becky Puterbough and her leadership students held a second hand book sale last Thursday and asked students to dress up as their favourite book characters. Books were sold for $1 each with all the proceeds going to support the purchase of books in sub-Saharan regions of Africa through the charity Book Aid. “We also want to promote reading for our students, and so this was a good way of them recycling their books while supporting another community as well,” Puterbough said in regards to the school’s reason for raising money for books as opposed to sending the secondhand books directly. Students from primary and secondary grades rummaged

through tables of books to pick out their desired reads. Students in the leadership group between Grades 5 and 7 held the sale. Diamond Vale Grade 7 leadership student Nyah Petrovitch helped collect the money for the used books in the library at lunch that day, and said their cause is important because reading is an important skill for all kids to know. “I think it’s great for kids all over the world to know how to read and read books because reading’s amazing and it’s just really good for you,” Petrovitch said. In total, the students donated about 300 books and sold more than 150 books between Thursday and Friday last week. The sale continued this week.

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Why South Korea for free trade?

Last week, our government announced the successful conclusion of negotiations between Canada and South Korea on a free trade agreement. As is often the case when trade deals are announced, there are a variety of reactions from a variety of groups in opposition or support the agreement in question. Often, these comments are based on speculation — no differently than some in the B.C. wine industry once feared that B.C. could not compete when the United States free trade agreement concluded.

goods from South Korea imported into Canada have tariffs in the four to six per cent range. On average, South Korea’s tariffs on Canadian goods are three times higher over Canada’s tariffs on South Korean imports. This trade imbalance will no longer exist as over 98 per cent of tariffs will be eliminated with this free trade agreement. This, in turn, provides open access for Canadian business to access a market of 50 million people in a 1.1 trillion dollar South Korean economy.
 Local reaction in Okanagan-Coquihalla so far has been positive. Premium B.C. wines and icewines that are popular in Asia currently face a 15 per cent import tariff in South Korea, which will be eliminated under the free trade agreement. Likewise, B.C. cherry and blueberry producers often faced tariffs as high

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30 per cent or even 45 per cent. The removal of these restrictive cost increases will help these industries expand on the $210 million exported to South Korea in 2012. It is also worth pointing out that in many cases, import tariffs can be subject to change depending upon tariff classification. I have heard from farmers who have experienced challenge and even hardship when facing significant increases in tariffs as a result of a change in import classification. These changes for a small producer can be financially devastating — even more so with a product that has a short shelf-life. Free-trade agreements with countries like South Korea provide certainty for B.C. producers and exporters and that helps to grow

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Today, we now know that B.C. wines can compete with the best in the world and there are many other local industries that depend upon open access to the United States marketplace.
 One of the questions I am hearing from some citizens is why South Korea? Looking at the Canada-South Korea free trade agreement from a British Columbia perspective is useful to understand the economic importance of this announcement. Many are unaware that South Korea is now B.C.’s fourth largest trading partner. As an example, between 2010 and 2012, the value of B.C. exports to South Korea was in the range of $2 billion in value. This success in trade occurred in spite of the fact that South Korea has tariffs on imported B.C. goods often between eight and 15 per cent. By comparison, most

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The power of visualization GWEN RANDALL-YOUNG Psychology FOR LIVING Once our minds are ‘tattooed’ with negative thinking, our chances for long-term success diminish. — John Maxwell   When people talk to me about worries they have about the future, I notice they are constructing a picture in their minds of a difficult, painful or otherwise challenging situ-

ation. The woman who is divorcing may picture herself as a bag lady forever living all alone. Parents with pre-teens may dread the coming years as they visualize power struggles, attitude and worries about drugs and alcohol. Someone facing a busy time at home or work may see themselves being stressed out, exhausted and cranky. When we engage in this kind of thinking, we are actually programming ourselves to have negative experiences. We expect the worst, look for the worst, and sure enough, experience it as the worst, even if it is not quite that bad.

The problem here is that we make ourselves anxious or depressed long before the time we are dreading even comes. Sometimes it does not even come, and then we were all miserable and negative for nothing. If we do this about many issues in our lives, we can make ourselves unhappy almost all the time. If we share these thoughts with others, we can drag them down into our unhappy state as well. When we talk about visualization, we usually think of it in a positive sense. For example, we may visualize the perfect golf swing, or see ourselves attract-

ing abundance into our lives. This can be a powerful process. Unfortunately, negative visualization or programming often happens somewhat unconsciously. We are aware of what we are thinking, but not conscious of the fact that we are creating a powerful visualization — one with negative consequences. If we tend to think this way about ourselves, we may inadvertently program others to think negatively of their futures. A spouse or child may have an idea, and we tell them that will never work. Just because we cannot envision a posi-

tive outcome for their idea does not mean they cannot. Foisting our negative image onto them may cause them to begin to have doubt where before there was none. There is that expression “be careful what you ask for,” and we need to add another one: “be careful how you picture your future.” If you find yourself holding a negative image, stop yourself instantly and replace it with a positive one. You might just be surprised at what you create.   Gwen Randall-Young is an author and award-winning psychotherapist.

Early diagnosis can provide relief As many as 50 per cent of Canadians with dementia are not diagnosed early enough. That means many Merritt residents living with dementia are losing precious time when care and support can make a tremendous difference in their quality of life, says Tara Hildebrand, the Merritt and Central Interior support and education co-ordinator for the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C. An early diagnosis can also avert unnecessary crises for their families, she adds. There’s a growing urgency to the message, as more than 70,000 British Columbians already live with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia — a number that is set to double within the next 25 years as baby boomers age. Almost threequarters of Canadians know someone living with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. “A diagnosis of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease can be devastating, but it can also bring relief,” says

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Hildebrand. “Early diagnosis keeps your life from unravelling.” Some people with dementia believe that very little can be done for them, but early diagnosis can help them take control of their lives. “Support after diagnosis helps them gain perspective on their circumstances, fears, beliefs,” Hildebrand says. Earlier diagnosis also opens the door to important local information, resources and support through the society, which helps people with dementia focus on their abilities to remain independent in their homes and communities longer. People can also access medications that, although not effective for everyone, have the greatest impact when taken early. “On a practical level,

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an early diagnosis gives someone the chance to explain the changes happening in their life to family and friends and allows families to plan ahead,” Hildebrand says. Seeing a doctor for diagnosis can also rule out other treatable conditions such as thyroid disease, infections, and side effects from medications, which sometimes mimic dementia symptoms or behaviours. Fear and stigma continue to be barriers to seeking help. In a

recent Nanos survey, 60 per cent of Canadians polled said it would be harder to disclose if they or someone close to them had Alzheimer’s disease compared with other diseases because of the social stigma associated with mental health issues. The society is working to break down those barriers through a variety of local programs and services. A support and information group serves as a forum for sharing practical tips and strategies for coping with the disease. It helps create support and friendship with others whose lives are affected by dementia. To learn how to spot the signs of dementia, understand the benefits of a diagnosis and pre-

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The Merritt Centennials bowed out of the 2013-14 BCHL playoffs following a heartbreaking 4-3 home ice loss to the Penticton Vees on Saturday. The Cents were swept 4-0 in their best-ofseven first-round series with the Vees. (Left) Players from both teams line up for the traditional post-series handshake following Saturday’s game at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena. (Below) Centennials players (left to right) Sam Johnson, Payton Schaefer, Wayland Williams and Shane Poulsen display their team’s disappointment at the series’ loss. Ian Webster/Herald

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In the end, it just wasn’t to be. Despite a valiant effort by a decimated lineup, the Merritt Centennials bowed out of this season’s BCHL playoffs on the weekend — losing in four straight games to the powerhouse Penticton Vees. The injury-riddled Cents didn’t go down without a fight, however, as they pushed the Vees right to the limit before falling in games three and four on home ice Friday and Saturday by scores of 5-4 (in overtime) and 4-3. Merritt went into their first-round, best-of-seven series with Penticton without the team’s leading point-getter this season, Diego Cuglietta, who suffered a concussion in the final game of the regular schedule against Vernon. The Cents were also without their numberone defenceman, Dane Birks, following a freak injury to his hand in the last practice before the post-season started. The Centennials’ woes mounted as topfour d’man Jason Bird was lost for the remainder of the series with a shoulder injury in the first period of game one against the Vees. Sparkplug Rhett Willcox barely made it through four periods before a hard hit reaggravated his wonky knee and sent him to the sidelines. Several of the players who managed to suit up for all four games were far from a 100 per cent. Jeff Wight played despite possible cracked ribs, Sebastien Paré had a damaged tendon in his right hand, and Jake Clifford had a pair of taped-up wrists that hindered his playmaking abilities. Unlike one year ago, when Centennials head coach and GM Luke Pierce felt only frustration

at his team’s inability to get the job done in round one the playoffs (losing four games to one to the West Kelowna Warriors), the bench boss’s disappointment this time around was tinged with more than a little bit of admiration. “Given the circumstances, with the number of injuries that we had and what not, there’s a level of pride in the way we played, especially in games three and four,” said Pierce. “We had every excuse and reason in the book to not compete, but we did.” Compete, indeed. In front of a rabid, packed house at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena on Friday night, the Cents pushed things right to the limit in game three, battling back twice in the final minutes of regulation to send the game into overtime. First, Payton Schaefer scored with 2:55 remaining in the third period to tie the game at 3-3. After the Vees took the lead again just 23 seconds later, it was Tyler Martin who drew his team even once more as his seeingeye point shot found a way past Penticton netminder Olivier Mantha with only 41 seconds left on the clock. Perhaps emotionally spent, the Cents let their guard down for just a second and the Vees’ Brad

McClure made them pay, scoring the winner (and fifth goal of the series) at 9:25 of the first overtime period. Friday’s loss was reminiscent of the Cents’ 3-2 overtime defeat at the hands of the Vees in game four of the division finals two years ago. It was a crushing setback. Game four on Saturday night was almost as exciting. Merritt managed to build three one-goal leads, thanks to a pair of tallies by the resurging James Neil and one from Martin — only to see Penticton even the score on each occasion. Tied at 3-3 going into the late stages of the third period, and with overtime once again looming, the Vees’ talented defenceman Brent Beauvais joined the rush and tipped home a beautiful cross-ice feed from McClure for the game

winner. “Game four was inspiring from a coaching standpoint,” said Pierce. “It was a real gutsy effort. Unfortunately, bad luck and inopportune circumstances just conspired against us. “Our guys were deserving of a better fate,” added Merritt’s coach retrospectively. “They played hard and never quit. “To their credit, Penticton never laid up or laid down either. If we weren’t at our best, they were all over us. At times, they put us at their mercy with their speed.” Netminder Devin Kero played all four playoff games between the pipes for Merritt and faced a tonne of pucks. The Vees outshot the Cents in three of the four meetings, and 141-110 over the course of the series. Special teams proved

to be a significant factor in game two only as the Vees scored three times on the powerplay in their 6-3 come-from-behind win over the Cents at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Penticton had just two man-advantage markers the rest of the time to Merritt’s one. In other round-one playoff series around the BCHL, the third-place Vernon Vipers knocked off an equally injury-

ravaged Warriors team 4-2 in their best-of-seven series. The Vipers will now meet the Vees in the Interior division final. In the Coast division, the first-place Langley Rivermen got by the fourth-seeded Surrey Eagles four games to two, while the third-seeded Coquitlam Express upset the number two seeds, the Prince George Spruce Kings in six games.

Finally, in the BCHL’s Island division, former Centennials netminder Connor Lacouvee and his fourth-seeded Alberni Valley Bulldogs are taking the first-place Victoria Grizzlies right to the limit with game seven of their series slated for Wednesday night. In the other Island matchup, the Powell River Kings knocked off the Nanaimo Clippers in five games.

CENTS VS. VEES

OTHER BCHL ROUND ONE PLAYOFF MATCHUPS

GAME 1 - TUES., MARCH 4

INTERIOR DIVISION

Penticton 8 Merritt 0

Vernon Vipers defeat West Kelowna Warriors 4 - 2

GAME 2 - WED., MARCH 5

COAST DIVISION

Penticton 6 Merritt 3

Langley Rivermen defeat Surrey Eagles 4 - 2

GAME 3 - MARCH 7

Coquitlam Express defeat Prince George Spruce Kings 4 - 2

Penticton 5 Merritt 4 (OT)

ISLAND DIVISION

GAME 4 - MARCH 8

Victoria Grizzlies and Alberni Valley Bulldogs tied 3-3

Penticton 4 Merritt 3

Powell River Kings defeat Nanaimo Clippers 4 - 1

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Pozzobon hits pay dirt in Phoenix By Ian Webster THE HERALD

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Merritt bull rider Ty Pozzobon enjoyed another big pay day on the weekend at the Built Ford Tough Series Bass Pro Sport Chute Out in Phoenix, Ariz. In round one of the two-day competition, the 22-year-old Pozzobon rode Woody to a score of 85.5, good for fifth place overall in a field of 30 cowboys. On Sunday, in round two, Pozzobon finished second on board Hustle Up with an 87.75 score. Pozzobon’s combined total of 173.25 points put him in first place in the standings going into the afternoon championship round which involved only the top 10 bull riders. Unfotunately, Pozzobon didn’t draw the best of bulls for the final and got bucked off. “The bull came

out of the chute funny, and it just kind of threw Ty’s rhythm off,” said Pozzobon’s mom Leanne, who watched the action on television. Despite a no-score in the championship round, Pozzobon still managed to finish fifth overall on the weekend and earn $7,375 in winnings. First-place finisher at the Bass pro Sport Chute Out was last year’s world champion, J.B. Mauney from Mooresville, North Carolina. Second place went to Pozzobon’s good friend and fellow Canadian Tanner Bryne from Prince Albert, Sask. Bryne was competing in his very first BFTS event. The fifth-place finish in Phoenix has moved Pozzobon up to 18th spot in the BFTS world standings with 1,935.37 points and total earnings of over $28,000. Earlier in the week, the globe-trotting

Pozzobon traveled to Lethbridge, Alta. for a PBR Canada event. Competing at the Enmax Centre, the Nicola Valley cowboy finished 5th in the aggregate with a two-ride score of 168 points. His best placing was a 4th in the short go with a score of 86.5 on Morning Breath. Next up for Pozzobon is the PBR Passport Invitational just across the line in Tacoma, Wash. this weekend. When not on the road, Pozzobon is based out of the Dallas area in Texas. He and a number of other PBR bull riders work out at the training facility run by the Dallas Cowboys football team. The second annual Ty Pozzobon Invitational professional bull riding event in Merritt is scheduled for Saturday, May 31. Watch the Merritt Herald for complete details.

KICKIN’ BACK Merritt pro bull rider Ty Pozzobon rides Hustle Up to a score of 87.75 points — good for second place in round two of the PBR’s Built Ford Tough Series stop in Phoenix, Ariz. on the weekend. Combined with his first round score of 85.5 on Woody, Pozzobon’s combined total of 173.25 points had him in first place going into the championship round on Sunday. Despite being bucked off in the finals, Pozzobon still managed to finish 5th overall, and pick up $7,375 in winnings. The 22-year-old Pozzobon has moved up to 18th in the world bull riding standings. Photo courtesy of Andy Watson/Bullstock Media

Young badminton stars shine again By Ian Webster THE HERALD

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For the second year in a row, a team of youthful badminton prodigies from Merritt made quite an impression at a junior tournament in the Okanagan. The nine-member squad had representation in eight of the 10 finals at the Kelowna Badminton Club’s Junior Invitational, held on Friday, Feb. 28 at the KBC facility. Highlighting the results was the 1-2-3 sweep in the boys U12 singles competition

by Drew Kanigan, Darcy Fraser and Ryan Marklund. Fraser and Marklund also teamed up to win the boys U12 doubles competition, while Kanigan joined forces with Talon Zakall to take second in the boys U14 doubles event. Kanigan and Zakall found themselves on opposite sides of the net in the boys U14 singles final, with Kanigan prevailing over his good friend and teammate by scores of 21-14, 21-18. It was a thrilling onepoint victory (31-30) for Merritt’s Rose Howard

over teammate Niah Prowal in the girls U12 singles final. The two combatants then teamed up to win the doubles crown in the girls U12 division, while Merritt’s Megan Dunsmore combined with Kelowna’s Amanda Curatolo to place third. Other local results included Connor Ouellet and Amrit Samra finishing third in the boys U14 doubles event, Howard and Dunsmore placing first and second respectively in the girls U14 B-plate singles competition, and Dunsmore and Prowal

finishing second in U14 girls doubles. Finally, in U14 mixed doubles competition, Samra joined forces with Kelowna’s Morgan Zeman to take third place, followed by Zakall and Daniya Zia from Kelowna in fourth. All nine members of the Merritt squad are products of the Bench Elementary School badminton program which is open to youngsters from Grade 2 and up. This year’s group is over 50 strong. Practice and playing times are scheduled several times a week.

RUGBY THIS WEEKEND The lack of readiness of playing fields in other Interior communities has resulted in a women’s rugby match being rescheduled for Merritt this Saturday. The Kamloops Raiders and Kelowna Crows will do battle in BCRU league play this Saturday at Voght Park, starting at 11:30 a.m. The Raiders will have MSS graduate and former Panther Kalea Nokleby in their line-up along with current Merritt resident Jess Oldenberg. Suiting up for the Crows will be Merritt’s Emma Graham, who also plays for the UBCO Heat, and possibly MSS grads Jessica Sulz and Aliyah Rodominski. Local rugby enthusiasts are encouraged to come out and cheer on the two sides in what should be an exciting early-season contest.

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RACKETEERS! Merritt’s contingent of young badminton players was all smiles after their fine showing at the Kelowna Junior Invitational tournament on Feb. 28. The group consists of (front row, left to right) Drew Kanigan, Talon Zakall, Niah Prowal, Megan Dunsmore, (back row) Darcy Fraser, Connor Ouellet, Amrit Samra, Rose Howard and Ryan Marklund.

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WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE NICOLA VALLEY Have an event we should know about? Tell us by calling 250-378-4241 or emailing production@merrittherald.com MSS DRY GRAD

MSS Grad steak dinner on Saturday Apr. 12. Tickets are available from any of the 2014 grads.

ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Spring craft fair April 5 at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 250-3158027

COURTHOUSE ART GALLERY Dance Into My Heart: Sponsored by the Merritt Dance Society & NVCAC. March 7 - 29th. This juried art show will feature a diverse mix of art from young artists to professionals. Gallery is open Thursdays 4p.m. - 8p.m., Friday and Saturday noon - 6p.m..

NVCAC PRESENTS La Vent du Nord. Friday Mar. 14th at 7:30 p.m. Merritt Civic Centre. Le Vent du Nord (The North Wind) is a Canadian folk music group from Quebec. The band, formed in 2002, performs traditional Quebecois music (which is heavily influenced by Celtic music from both Ireland and Brittany), as well as original numbers in this style, in French. The group’s memeber-

ship currently consists of Nicolas Boulerice (vocals, hudy gurdy, piano), Olivier Demers (vocals, fiddle, foot-tapping and guitar), Simon Beaudry (vocals, guitar, Irish bouzouki), and Rejean Brunet (vocals, diatonic button accordian, accoustic bass guitar, piano and jaw harp). Their first five recordings have been nominated for multiple awards. Tickets available at Black’s Pharmacy, Mandolin’s and Baillie House.

PRINCETON ARTS COUNCIL PRESENTS Wheat In The Barley, Friday Mar. 14 at 7:30 p.m. Riverside Community Theatre. Canadian folk fusion with crack songwriting, brilliant arrangements and stunning instrumental solos unite under the banner of savvy eclecticism. Wheat in the Barley pulls together a lot of great influences into one package: Celtic, Slavic, French Canadian, Yiddish, Cajun and much more! Tickets available at Sunflower Gallery and Thomasina’s.

RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY THEATRE Dessert Concert Series Presents: The Moonshiners. March 14 at 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. St. Albans Hall (501 Brink St. In Ashcroft). Known

for their powerful three part harmonies, danceable grooves and wild instrumental excursions. The Moonshiners are an Urban West Coast take on Bluegrass, folk, early Country and Blues. Tickets abailable at The Ashcroft Bakery, Natures Gifts and The Cariboo Jade Shoppe.

CULTURE CLUB St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza. Saturday Mar. 15, 6 p.m. 2058 Granite Ave. Get your green on and celebrate all things St. Patrick. Irish fare and entertainment will be provided.

ROYAL CANADAIN LEGION Merritt Old Time Fiddlers will be jamming at the Legion on Friday, March 14. Baron of Beef at 5 p.m. and music at 7 p.m. Everyone welcome to come down and enjoy good food and great music.

CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE St. Patrick’s luncheon on Monday, March 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Catholic Church Hall. Everyone welcome.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 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 p.m. to 9 p.m. If you have past experience or are interested in becoming a part of our Corps please contact us. Ellen 250-280-6944, Debra 250-2804086 or email at nlccventure@ gmail.com

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.

COURTHOUSE ART GALLERY The Valley Visual Arts (VVA) will be holding a weekly Creative Art Session, in the Orange Room at the Art Gallery, every Thursday between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Everyone welcome to stop in and see their work.

NEWBARK RESCUE Newbark Rescue & Rehoming Merritt Branch, are always looking 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.

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 250378-4371.

TRINITY UNITED CHURCH 1899 Quilchena Ave. Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Sundays for children ages 4 to 8 years. Children learn of God’s love through stories, music, crafts and fun. More information: Gail 250378-9706

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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250-378-5031 or 250-378-9894 NVCAC Meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm at The Art Gallery. 250-378-6515 www.nvartscouncil. com N.V. Dirt Riders Association Last Wednesday 7 p.m. Garden Sushi - Scott: 250-378-3502 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 250-378-4904 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, 250-378-2536 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. 250-378-1302 or

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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. 1990 Chapman St. • 250-378-3772 Service Time: Sundays 10:00 a.m.

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Corner of Quilchena & Chapman • 250-378-5735 Service Time: Sundays 10:00 a.m. 250-572-3775 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 Tamarack Gardens every other Thursday at 11:00 AM 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 - 250-315-7410 Teen Centre / Fireside Thursday & Friday 3:30-7:30 p.m. 250-378-5660 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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CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Linda Sanford: 250-378-6109 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 250-378-9788 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 250-378-9509 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 - 250-378-5028 Nicola Valley Better Breathers Third Wednesdays 1 p.m. Trinity United - 250-378-6266 N.V. Community Band Tuesdays 7 p.m - MSS Music Room

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Brownies Mondays 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Central School - 250-315-7410 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 Community Choir Mondays 7 p.m. - Fall to Spring Collettville Elementary - 250-3789899 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. 250-3786212. Girl Guides Wednesdays 5:30 -7:00 p.m. Central School - 250-936-8298 Ladies’ Curling League Wednesdays 6 & 8 p.m. Call 250-378- 8175 or 250-3784917 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

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Passed peacefully into the presence of Jesus following a lengthy battle with complications from diabetes. Loving husband to Denise, father to Nicole (Darren) and Mederic (Debra), grandfather to Geoffrey, Jonathan, Tanner, Perry and Conner. Memorial Service will be held at Crossroads Community Church 2990 Voght Street, Merritt, BC at 11:00 am, March 22, 2014.

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Hospice Society

December 7, 1941 - February 28, 2014

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What happens when I contact the Merritt & District Hospice society? A Hospice coordinator will meet with you and explain the program and learn your needs. Referrals can be made by family, physicians, nurses, friends, or patients themselves. c/o 3451 Voght St., Merritt, B.C. V1K 1C6 Contact: 250-280-4040

Help Wanted

CARRIERS WANTED!

Vera Remple

On Sunday, March 2nd, 2014, Mrs. Vera Mae Remple of Lower NIcola, B.C. was called to be with her Lord at the age of 88 years. Mrs. Remple was pre-deceased by her parents, Norman and Edna Berkeley, her brother Bill, her rst husband Lawrence Street, her second husband Willard Remple, her daughter Laureen and son David. She leaves to cherish her memory: her daughter Marva Street of Lower Nicola, sons Morris (Marlene) of Lower Nicola and Jim of Kamloops, sister Alice, as well as numerous grand and great grandchildren. Vera loved gardening, crossword puzzles and painting. Most family members and many friends have samples of her art. She also enjoyed communicating with her “Pen Pals”. Her faith in her Lord was most important to her, as were her friendships with her church family. Pastor Jim Potter will conduct a service of Prayer and Celebration in Crossroads Community Church on Friday, March 14th, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will take place in Pine Ridge Cemetery prior to the service. Condolences may be expressed at merrittfuneralchapel.com. Service arrangements are entrusted to the Merritt Funeral Chapel, 250-378-2141.

Help Wanted

Need More

NOW HIRING EXERCISE? part time, day/evening positions ★ Earn extra money, tax-free ★ Get exercise while getting paid • We provide on the job training ★ Job experience with references • Must have current Drivers Licence ★ Ideal starter job for kids • Starting wage $11/hr or based on experience For more info please phone: 250-378-4241 Send resumé drop off to: 1721 Hill St., Merritt, BC, V1K 1L2 Email:orcirculation@merrittherald.com or phone: 250-378-9410 or email:tbmservices@telus.net

CASUAL COMMUNITY SUPPORT WORKERS ICS - Merritt is currently hiring casuals for our Community Inclusion and Home Support programs. CSW or RCA certificate and related experience is required. For a full description check our website www.interiorcommunityservices.bc.ca

Closes March 19th, 2014 Email resumes to: tbaker@interiorcommunityservices.bc.ca JOB OPPORTUNITY

TRAFFIC CONTROL PERSON

MERRITT FUNERAL CHAPEL Celebrating lives with dignity

Merritt, BC AEL Trafc Control is seeking applications for Trafc Control Persons in the Merritt Area. Applicants must meet the following qualications and conditions: • • • • •

• Funeral Services • Cremation •Burial •Monuments www.MerrittFuneralChapel.com REGULAR OFFICE HOURS

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri. 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Wednesday On Call 24 Hours A Day

250-378-2141

or 1-800-668-3379 2113 Granite Ave. Merritt, BC

Current Flagging Certicate Valid BC Driver’s License and positive driving record Reliable and exible, as the nature of the work is on call (24/7) Physically t and able to work outdoors in all weather conditions Safety footwear is required

Applicants must provide details of qualications and experience, as well as a photocopy of agging certicate, driver’s license and current drivers abstract. Candidates are subject to pre-employment drug testing. Please send your application to: Mike Davidson Trafc Control Supervisor 103-1121 McFarlane Way Merritt, BC V1K 1B9 Fax: (250) 378-4209 Email: mike.davidson@hmcservices.ca AEL will be providing a Trafc Control Course March 27 & 28th 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Location: 1121 McFarlane Way, Merritt Cost is $300 (taxes included)

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Kal Tire is the largest independently owned tire dealer in Canada. We offer a clean and safe work environment in a motivating and fun atmosphere with a competitive salary and benefits program. IF YOU POSSESS... • A desire to excel in customer service • The ability to successfully work in a physically demanding team atmosphere • Willingness to learn THEN KAL TIRE WANTS YOU TO BECOME PART OF OUR TEAM. Interested applicants should submit their resumes to Kal Tire, 2601 Nicola Avenue, Merritt, B.C.

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The British Columbia Visitor Centre @ Merritt Is hiring Seasonal Full-time, Part-time and Casual

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JR. ACCOUNTANT Merritt, B.C. Proudly Serving Western Canada Since 1988

EMCON SERVICES INC., a Road & Bridge Maintenance and General Contractor with ofces throughout British Columbia, invites applications for the position of Jr. Accountant for it’s operations and diversied corporate holdings and investments. The purpose of this position is to provide nancial information by maintaining and reconciling accounts; preparing reports in order to meet legislative requirements and support operations and decision-making. The Jr. Accountant reports to the Controller of the companies and duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, maintaining nancial records, preparing nancial statements and reports, cash ow management, job cost analysis, preparing month ends and year ends, reconciliation of bank accounts and maintaining general ledger accounts by following appropriate policies and procedures. In addition, this position is responsible for some supervisory of accounting clerks. This position requires a highly motivated and competent individual with the following qualications and experience: • Accounting Designation an asset • budgeting • computerized accounting programs • departmental and cost accounting • preparation of nancial statements • preparation of internal nancial information • assistance in accounts payable • an understanding of relevant legislation, policies and procedures The incumbent must demonstrate the following skills and personal attributes: • above average attention to detail, accuracy and condentiality • supervisory and leadership skills an asset • integrity, cultural awareness, exibility and team rapport • accounting and bookkeeping skills • analytical, problem solving and decision making skills • effective verbal and listening communications skills • effective written communications skills • ability to communicate effectively in English Salary is $41,600.00 annually dependant on qualications. Only short listed candidates will be contacted and hiring is subject to preemployment drug testing. Qualied applicants are invited to submit resumes detailing qualications and experience, along with work related references, to: Emcon Services Inc. Attn: HR Manager #105 - 1121 McFarlane Way, Merritt, BC V1K 1B9 FAX: 250-378-4106 E-mail: tsmyth@emconservices.ca No phone calls please

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AUTOMOTIVE Technician needed immediately in Vernon BC. We are a busy independent shop doing all types of diagnosing, maintenance and repairs. Wages are $25/hr but negotiable. We are located in the desirable North Okanagan. obcauto@gamil.com 250-545-3378

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YOUTH AGAINST VIOLENCE LINE

Conayt Friendship Society EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Executive Director The Conayt Friendship Society is looking for a highly qualified and motivated individual for the position of Executive Director. The Conayt Friendship Society is a registered non-profit community-based organization located in downtown Merritt BC. The Society has a longstanding commitment is to improve the quality of life and adjustment to urban life for Aboriginal people. The Society is governed by eight (8) Board of Directors elected from the membership at large. The mandate of the Conayt Friendship Society is to build community bridges, increase awareness and support the retention of Aboriginal culture. The Society’s programs and services address individual and family issues, build a positive community image and initiate activities that foster community support and participation.

Details: The Executive Director is accountable to the Board of Directors. The Executive Director administers the day to day business of the Society’s services and programs. The position requires a creative individual who provides leadership, to staff, volunteers and community partners. Representing the Center the Executive Director will maintain a visible profile and active role in the community to insure the Society’s Goals and membership needs are maintained, identified and addressed.

Qualifications and Requirements: The ideal candidate will be a proven Aboriginal Leader and have a history of strong leadership in program planning, community and organizational development; broad experience providing operational, administrative, financial, policy and human resource management; and a record of capacity building, fundraising and sustaining effective partnerships with stakeholders at the local, regional, provincial and national levels. The successful candidate will possess senior management experience within a community service organization and a comprehensive understanding of the issues facing the diverse Aboriginal community. The successful candidate will have a minimum of an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline (Public Administration, Business Management); and or a work history that would show experience and the abilities needed to manage a non –profit organization with a demonstrated ability to work with a Board in a governance structure to support and implement the values and decisions of a Board; and have strong communication and interpersonal skills. A competitive salary and benefits package will be negotiated with the successful candidate. We thank all individuals for their interest, however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No telephone calls please. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Interested individuals should forward a resume, covering letter and 3 work related references by mail, email or fax to the attention of the:

Hiring Committee Conayt Friendship Society 2164 Quilchena Avenue Box 1989, Merritt, BC, V1K 1B8

Merchandise for Sale

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MERRITT 1988 Quilchena Ave.

Feb. 25th, 2014 2 bdrm Apt. $675 plus hydro. 1 bdrm Apt. $600 plus hydro. 1 bdrm townhouse. $600 plus hydro. 2bdrm Sandpiper Unit. $750 plus hydro.

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1 bdrm Suite in Heritage Home. $690 plus hydro. (X2)

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1 bdrm bsmt suite, new. $650 plus hydro. 4 bdrm bsmt suite on Bench. $1000 including all utilities.

1 bdrm Suite in Heritage Home. $690 plus hydro. 2 bdrm duplex. $625 plus hydro. 2 bdrm duplex. 650 plus hydro. $100 move in allowance. 2 bdrm duplex. $700 plus utilities. $100 move in allowance 2 bdrm duplex. $750 plus utilities. 3 bdrm duplex. $900 plus utilities. 3 bdrm duplex. $950 plus utilities. 2 bdrm in Sixplex. $700 inc utilities (x3). (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. 5 bdrm house w in-law suite. $1300 plus utilities. 5 bdrm house. $1400 plus utililties. 4 bdrm house in Lower Nicola. $1000 plus utilities. EXECUTIVE OFFICE – ALL INCLUSIVE Perfect for accountants, mortgage brokers etc. Storefront / private waiting room and entrance Includes all furnishings, reception, office equipment & utilities Available Immediately $850

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MERRITT REAL ESTATE SERVICES Property Manager: Lynda Etchart

Home and Land Packages Springbank Ave, Merritt

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$249,900.00 Call 250-573-2278 Toll Free 1-866-573-1288

7510 Dallas Drive, Kamloops www.eaglehomes.ca

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent

KENGARD MANOR Spacious 2 & 3

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F/S, heat and hot water included. Starting at $725/mth Ask about move-in incentives For appointment call

250-378-9880 NEWLY RENOVATED Pine Apartments

Spacious bachelor, 1& 2 bedroom apartments for rent.

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Please contact Paul at 250-315-7080

All Resumes with cover letters should be submitted by

Avail Mar. 1/14 One bdrm for one adult only. N/S, N/P, heat & cable incl. $525/mon. Ref’s. 250-378-2954

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Suites, Upper

Auto Financing

NICOLA APARTMENTS

2 bdrm suite, laminate floors, recently reno’d, shared laundry $650 incl. util. Avail immed. N/s, N/p, ref. and credit check req. 778-228-6378

Rentals

Clean one and two bedroom. Starting at $600/month. NO PETS

250-378-9880

FOR RENT 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT 1 unit available, 1st Ă oor unit ideal for seniors

Townhouses 3 bdrm townhouse, quiet culde-sac, 1 1/2 bath, sm fenced yd, pets neg. $950 incl. gas. 250-682-0844

1-800-222-TIPS Transportation

Auto Accessories/Parts

Available Jan. 1, 2014

$750/month incl. heat & laundry.

100 OFF 1ST MONTHS RENT Newly renovated units “Clapperton Manor� 2775 Clapperton Ave. 250-315-8340 $

SUMMIT APARTMENTS

Trucks & Vans 2005 Chevy Uplander van with remote start. $3900 obo 250378-5519

Auto Financing

Legal Notices LEGAL NOTICE Ryan William Tottenham Payment for your storage unit is now overdue

Brand new 2 bedroom apartments

Payment is required before

References required. NO PETS, NO SMOKING. 250-280-7644 Sandpiper Unit 109 2 bdrm w/laundry. $750/mon + Hydro Avail Mar. 1/14. 250-378-8104

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Misc for Rent Basement for rent, shared laundry, kitchen, internet hookup, shared utilities. $600/month. $600 safety deposit. Non drinker, no smoking. Employed mature woman preferred. No pets. Call 250378-6020 or 250-280-2264 for interview

Mobile Homes & Pads 3 bdrm 2 bath double wide trailer in L.N. Newly reno, 1/2 acre, quiet spot $975 plus damage deposit. Avail Mar. 1st. Call 250-378-4166

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Available immediately, 2 bedroom mobile home with mud room, small deck and large yard. Washer, dryer, fridge, stove and utilities included. $950 month. 250-378-0887

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Homes for Rent

The Court Bailiff offers FOR SALE BY TENDER, the interest of the Estate of the Deceased Richard Hanna, the Judgment Debtor, in the following Mobile Home:

2000’sqft rancher, 2 bdrm + den, 1 1/2 bath, w/d incl., private courtyard, pool, n/s, no pets, $1200/mon. Avail Mar. 15th or Apr. 1st. 250-378-5519

Rooms for Rent Furnished room for rent $415/mon. Incl. util. Call 250378-5128 Looking for mature boarders. Furnished rooms, beautiful home. Must be working, prefer contract workers, close to down town core. Not for permanent residence. Basement for 600 hundred, or upstairs room for 500 hundred. Includes utilities, but does not include food. Call Tracey at 250378-8852 Room for rent in large house on golf course. Cable, internet, furnished. $450/mon. 250-378-7154

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1976 Homco Colony Mobile Home 56’X12’, 2 bedroom with Addition, and Two Sheds, Ser#C61623, Located at Diamondvale Mobile Home Park at #75 2776 Clapperton Ave in Merritt, BC To View contact North Central Bailiffs Ltd. 491-1033. Bidder takes responsibility to ensure they are satisfied with the description of unit/goods being sold. North Central Bailiffs Ltd. is not responsible for determining the correct model year or description. Terms of sale: Immediate full payment upon successful bid, plus applicable sales tax. Taking Sealed bids up to 21 March 14. www.northcentralbailiffs.bc.ca, request photos and information via email to kelowna@northcentralbailiffs. bc.ca Court Bailiff Dan Roberts

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Mon to Fri.: 8 am - 5 pm & Sat.: 8 am 4 pm

STORAGE

SELF STORAGE UNITS

Safe, Secure, Easy Access, 8’ to 40’ Shipping Containers     

  

• Patio/Deck • Moving Local & Long Distance

• Kitchen/Bathroom • Tiling • Window/Siding Installation

        

DENTIST

ting a e H & g n i b m Nicola Plu Plumbing vice. Service Work & Furnace Ser tal Me Custom Sheet Atlas RV Parts & Repairs

PHONE: 250-378-4943

t, BC

2064 Coutlee Ave., Merrit

    



PLUMBING & HEATING

Fully Qualiďƒžed Tradesmen in.. rs. , Heating, Bonded Gas Fitte



      

250-315-8257

DAT Construction

  

NEW PATI ATTIEENT NTS & W WAL ALK-IN K INS WEL W COME

FREE CONSULTATIONS 2 FULL TIME DENTISTS & ORTHODONTIS T ON SITE Call 250-378-4888 to book your HOURS appointment. 2731 Forksdale Avenue, V1K 1R9

www.dentistryatmerritt.ca

Dr. Sunil Malhotra

Tuesday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Friday and Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dr. Jaspal Sarao

SUITABLE FOR: • Cars • Boats • ATV’s • Snowmobiles, • Household Goods • Monthly & Yearly Rates • Business or personal ďŹ les & More.....

Starting @ $45./month with HST

at HACK Electric 378- 5580 2865C Pooley Ave., Merritt , B.C. Full-time Watchman on site

SNOW REMOVAL

24 HR. PROFESSIONAL SNOW REMOVAL

RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL • sidewalks and driveways included • sanding • salting • anti-icing NEW EQUIPMENT EXPERIENCED OPERATORS - FULLY INSURED • large ďƒ&#x;eet means quick response times.

AFFORDABLE RATES, while using customers time efďƒžciently

inc.

CALL 250-315-5074


NO

32 • THURSDAY, March 13, 2014

www.merrittherald.com

GST PST

on all FURNITURE & MATTRESSES

Offer valid only at participating authorized KitchenAid® appliance dealers. Some restrictions apply. See Sales Associate or visit KitchenAid.ca for details and list of qualifying models. * In-store instant savings on qualifying KitchenAid® built-in and freestanding major appliances purchased from February 27 to March 26, 2014. Instant savings (before taxes) will be deducted at the time of purchase. Dealers have sole discretion to set retail prices. Dealer prices may vary. All eligible KitchenAid® major appliances must be purchased from the same participating authorized KitchenAid® appliance dealer at the same time. Commercial ranges count as 2 appliances. Offer excludes accessories and food waste disposers. Offer is open to Canadian residents only. Offer is not available to dealers, builders or contractors. All models may not be available at all dealers. No substitute appliances qualify. ®/TM © 2014 KitchenAid. Used under license in Canada. All rights reserved.

NO

GST

on all

APPLIANCES & ELECTRONICS

City Furniture will pay the equivalent of GST & PST on all Furniture & Mattresses & the equivalent of GST on all Appliances & Electronics

MAIN LOCATION & CLEARANCE CENTRE

2025 Coutlee Ave., Merritt

Hours:

Monday to Friday 9 am - 6:00 pm Saturday: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm Closed Sundays & Holidays 123 456 789

Phone: 250-378-2332

Merritt Herald, March 13, 2014  

March 13, 2014 edition of the Merritt Herald

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