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Dana Marr lets her arrow fly toward a life-sized foam replica of a cougar at the Nicola Valley Fish and Game Club’s 3D Archery Shoot on April 5. On the April 5-6 weekend, participants got to take aim at 30 foam targets split between two trails in the Lower Nicola area. Can you spot Marr’s arrow on its way toward the target? Michael Potestio/Herald

Legacy Water Search society to present in Merritt By Emily Wessel THE HERALD

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The Legacy Water Search and Recovery Society is inviting Merrittonians to attend a presentation to hear how far they’ve come since the drowning deaths of two Langley teens on Nicola Lake nearly a year ago. “Because the community was so involved, we wanted to come back and thank the community and tell them what we’ve been up to,” Legacy Water Search and Recovery Society president Scott Lebus said. “We wanted to give them a full update and briefing

about what we’ve been up to, where we’re going and what our goals are.” The society was established after the deaths of Austin Kingsborough and Brendan Wilson. The boys went missing on April 21, 2013 when their canoe overturned on the lake. After an RCMP search of the lake turned up nothing, the families of the boys brought in an Idaho-based couple and their side-scan sonar equipment. The couple, Gene and Sandy Ralston, have helped recover upward of 80 bodies of drowning victims. The boys were recovered on

May 6, 2013. Now, the Legacy Water Search and Recovery Society will take on the role of helping in searches and recoveries for other families who need help — and at no cost to those families. The non-profit organization is the first of its kind in Canada. “We’ve really recognized that finding people who’ve gone missing as a result of drowning and recovering them is vital to the families,” Lebus said. “It’s vital to their ability to heal and move forward.” With about $55,000 of its ultimate $350,000 goal raised, the

society has enough support to purchase its first piece of equipment. Members of the society will pick up a remote operating vehicle (ROV) on Monday. An ROV is a tethered underwater vehicle that’s controlled remotely and has a camera to locate a body. The ROV will cost about $80,000 on a deal from Nanaimobased Seamor Marine, which is allowing the society to finance the equipment interest-free. Lebus said the society’s partners recognize that fundraising is an ongoing effort and will fluctuate. “Our attitude is very much that

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this is a marathon, not a race,” Lebus said of fundraising. Lebus said the purchase of this ROV represents the society reaching its 2014 goal, which was to be operational. They can now help in searches, albeit in smaller areas than they will be able to search once they have side-scan sonar equipment. “If somebody called us today and said can you help, we want to be able to say yes, we can help. Even if it’s a limited capability, we actually can come to a site and help,” he said.

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Society to stay connected to Merritt From Page 1 The society will continue fundraising until it can purchase side-scan sonar equipment, for which it already has a partnership in place with Port Coquitlam-based Imagenex. “When we’re ready to buy equipment from them, they’re going to give us the same kind of support that Seamor is giving us,” Lebus said. Both the Kingsborough and Wilson families are supporters of the society, Lebus said, adding that Barry Wilson — the father of Brendan — is involved as the society’s treasurer. The Ralstons are also helping where they can, Lebus said, noting their involve-

ment can be tricky because they’re located in Idaho. He also said the couple will receive a community service award from RCMP in Chilliwack today. He said with the one-year anniversary of the boys’ deaths coming up, it’s important to reach back out to the people who helped the families through it. “Everything started for us in Merritt, obviously, and we received so much support from the community of Merritt and we went away and we haven’t really been back in town,” he said, adding society members felt they owed people in the Nicola Valley an update on where they’re at. Nicola Valley Search and Rescue is

hosting the presentation. Last year, the Upper Nicola Band held a fundraiser that helped pay for the initial search, while funds raised by a Grand Pub and Grill event were meant as seed money for the formation of a society. “We owe Merritt a lot in that regard,” Lebus said. “They were the ones that really kickstarted us because you can talk about something, but when someone gives you a substantial donation of money and says, basically, put your money where your mouth is, you’ve got to get after it now.” The presentation takes place at the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 13.

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Students of Merritt Secondary School’s Aboriginal Academy have been busy this week making their own drums. The students spent Monday and Tuesday in the early stages of the drum making, skinning moose hides and a buffalo hide. Academy teacher Tim Manuel told the Herald that he sees the process of making the drums as a metaphor for his students’ lives. “They looked at how physically challenging scraping the hide was, and I used it to equate to their struggles in life,” Manuel said. “A few times today [Tuesday] they were ready to give up because they felt like it just couldn’t be done.” Grade 9 student Travis Spahan confirmed that part was a tough job, but also said scraping the hides has been his favourite part of the drum making process so far. To make the drums, the hides are rid of their fur and the membrane underneath, Manuel said. The hides were soaked in the Nicola River for two weeks, then wood ash was worked into the fur before the hides were left in a tub of water for a couple of days. “There’s a trick to

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Travis Spahan, left, learns to thread the hide rope that ties the drum together from Gary Moses, a parent and assistant to MSS Aboriginal Academy teacher Tim Manuel on Wednesday. All this week, Grade 9 students in the academy have been busy skinning and cutting hide in order to make their own drums. Michael Potestio/Herald

it; an ancient trick that the old people used was wood ash from the fireplace,” Manuel said. This removes the hair from the hide, and then the membrane must be scrapped off. The next step is to measure how many drums the hide can make, and cut circular pieces of it for the head and strips of the hide to

tie the drum together. Manuel said the two moose hides they’re using will produce 11 drums. The average drum size will be 15 inches. Holes are then made in the hide, which is placed over a wood frame and tied together with the lace. The hide then cures for four days. The wider the frame,

the deeper the sound will be, Manuel said. Manuel said all but one of his students knew how to make a traditional First Nations drum before the academy exercise. He said it’s also important for students to help keep their cultural songs alive as well. “The songs are one of our highest forms of

prayer,” Manuel said, noting the drum’s use in ceremonies and celebrations. He said for high school students, practising one’s culture can be seen as uncool amongst peers, so initiatives such as drum making help reinstate cultural pride. Once complete, the students will give their drums custom paint jobs.

Council decides on deferred grants City council addressed three grant-in-aid applications at a budget meeting on March 31 that had been deferred for more information. Council decided to give the Nicola Valley Community Arts Council $4,000 of the $7,000 it

requested for day-to-day operations. Assistant financial services manager Ben Currie suggested council fund half of an in-kind request made by the Merritt Secondary School grad committee for rental of the Civic

Centre for the graduation dance contingent on School District 58 funding the other half. Council decided not to fund half of the rental cost by a vote of 5-1. A request for a grant-in-aid of $7,000 by the Tumbleweed

Playschool was withdrawn after the organization received a gaming grant. Currie told the Herald the play school applied for a grant from the city because they initially thought they wouldn’t receive the gaming grant this year.

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Celebrate volunteers April 6-12 If you would like to live in a community in which you may have pride, then dedicate yourself in the spirit of humility to your responsibilities in that community. — Herbert Victor Prochnow National Volunteer Week is set aside each year to honour and thank volunteers for the time and energy they contribute to causes that benefit our community. It is a time to recognize, celebrate and thank volunteers who strengthen our society and inspire others to seek out ways to engage in their communities. In recognition of National Volunteer Week, the City of Merritt would like to extend

a very warm thank you to all volunteers who give countless hours to causes they hold near to them and for their commitment, dedication, and passion for our city. Without them, we would not have the determination to face our challenges and accomplish our goals. By working together, the City of Merritt continues to prove that collective power can foster positive changes. Why volunteer? Here are some of the many benefits! • To enhance social awareness • Learn through service • Enjoy better health • Gain self-confidence • Discover/share your strengths and talents

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Part-Time Bylaw Enforcement Officer The City of Merritt is seeking an individual to serve as Bylaw Enforcement Officer on a part time basis. The position is for a twenty (20) hour work week including shifts on weekends from May 1st to September 30th. For complete details, visit the City website at www. merritt.ca Applications will be received by the undersigned until 4:00 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014 Carole Fraser Deputy Clerk/Human Resources Manager City of Merritt 2185 Voght Street, Box 189 Merritt, B.C. V1K 1B8 cfraser@merritt.ca As only those candidates short-listed will be contacted, we thank you in advance for your interest in this position.

• Build a sense of independence • Expand your social circle • Develop work skills • Gain work experience • Find out about the working world • Learn to market yourself • Explore career options • Network for success by volunteering • Because someone asked! There are many meaningful volunteer opportunities in our community. If you have a passion, seek it out! Everyone, including you, will benefit from

your knowledge, skills, and time. City of Merritt proclamation Whereas: 13.3 million Canadian volunteers given their time to help others, contributing 2.1 billion volunteer hours per year; and Whereas: volunteers in the City of Merritt mentor our children, feed our hungry, comfort our lonely, beautify our green spaces, and fundraise for our charitable organizations; and Whereas: the City of Merritt’s volunteers are young, old, families,

POSITION: Summer Student Employment Opportunity Position Summary The position will be required to perform general labour duties. Salary The 2014 pay rate as per the CUPE Collective Agreement is $13.25 per hour, plus 16% in lieu of benefits. Hours of Work This is a full time seasonal position. Please see our website at www.merritt.ca for full details

workers, retirees, men and women of all ages and backgrounds; and Whereas: the collective result of the work done by our city’s volunteers is that Merritt is a more desirable place to live; and Whereas: organizations in the City of Merritt rely on volunteers Now, therefore, I, Susan Roline, Mayor of the City of Merritt, do hereby proclaim April 6 to 12, 2014 as National Volunteer Week, and urge my fellow citizens to recognize the crucial role played by volunteers in our community.

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SANITARY SEWER FLUSHING The City of Merritt Public Works Department would like to remind residents that it is that time of year again for our annual maintenance program for sewer flushing and camera work. We apologize for any inconvenience and your patience is greatly appreciated. If you have had any problems with your toilet bubbling up in the past it is recommended that you place a towel or saran wrap over your bowl and put the lid down. Also, if you experience any foul smelling odour it is advised to run a little water through the household’s sinks and bathtubs. This is scheduled to begin on April 14 and run until about May 30th approximately.

Current resumes reflecting applicants’ knowledge, skills and abilities relevant to the position and detailing education, qualifications and proof of required licenses/certificates/degrees will be accepted prior to 4:00 p.m., April 11, 2014 by: Carole Fraser, Human Resources Manager City of Merritt PO Box 189, 2185 Voght Street Merritt, BC V1K 1B8 Or by email: cfraser@merritt.ca We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Property tax increase pegged at 2 per cent 2014 budget expected before council this month By Michael Potestio THE HERALD

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Property taxes are increasing again this year, but at a slightly lower rate than the last two years. The City of Merritt is looking at a two per cent increase in this year’s budget, down from the tax increase in 2013, which was 2.25 per cent. “We’ll move forward from there and then we’ll try and get some of the savings we need out of the different departments,” City of Merritt financial services manager Ken Ostraat told the Herald. At a budget meeting earlier this year, the increase to property taxes was pegged at 2.5 per cent. Also in the 2014 budget will be a rewrite to the city’s Development Cost Charge Bylaw (DCC), Ostraat confirmed. “It’s definitely due to be looked at, and we got to go through the

projects that are included in it, and update the costs and then do some revamping of our projections in terms of new development and stuff like that,” Ostraat said. The process of updating the DCC bylaw will involve a public consultation period and discussion with the local development industry, Ostraat told council at a budget meeting on March 31. “It’s a very important bylaw in terms of financing some of the future infrastructure upgrades that we have in the community — particularly the roads, water, sewer and even parks for that matter,” Ostraat told council. The last time the bylaw was updated was 2007. Municipalities collect development cost charges from land developers to offset some of the infrastructure costs they incur to service the needs of new development. “DCCs are collected

in five areas: roads, sewer, water, parks and drainage, and we’re not collecting for water or parks, zero,” planning and development services manager Sean O’Flaherty told council. Ostraat told the Herald a rewrite to this bylaw is needed because completed

projects are still in it, and there are new projects that have yet to be included. The rewrite will cost about $20,000. One key discretionary item that will not be included in this year’s budget is the subdivision and development bylaw revision. Not

rewriting that bylaw will nix $60,000 from the city’s budget, Ostraat told the Herald. Ostraat said the city will look at amending the bylaw instead. “We’re going to take the subdivision and servicing bylaw out. Staff will work on it and do a couple of amendments

to the existing bylaw, and deal with some of the issues that we have with that particular bylaw,” Ostraat said. “We’ll see how it goes from there.” The subdivision development bylaw regulates the infrastructure requirements a development would incur for a

project. How effective those amendments are will determine whether or not the subdivision bylaw is included in the 2015 budget, Ostraat told the Herald. The budget is expected to go before council for approval later this month.

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HERALD OPINION Digital wave is just beginning By Tom Fletcher BLACK PRESS tfletcher@blackpress.ca

VICTORIA – Have you got one of the new B.C. driver’s licences yet? By now, most drivers have the one with the unsmiling black and white mug shot, to conform to passport standards so it could be used for border identification with the magnetic swipe strip on the back. About one million of us now have the newest version, with a credit-card style digital chip that proves your residence and eligibility for our famously “free” medical care. The motor vehicle office started issuing them about a year ago, as fiveyear licences expire. They replace the old “CareCard” that has no expiry date. Over the years there were more than nine million CareCards issued, twice the population of B.C., as people held onto their access to our defenseless, overworked medical system from wherever they moved to. Positive identification is only the start for this card. Each will be assigned a password that gives access to online medical records, so when patients show up at an ER, their eligibility is confirmed and any previous conditions or medications are accurately matched. (Note that medical information is not stored on the card, just an access code that goes with the password.) Patients will be able to call up their own files at home, book medical appointments and even renew prescriptions, which is where the efficiency comes in. In-person visits for routine prescription renewals are a cash cow for today’s doctors, generating guaranteed billings but often little or no health benefit. Most people will still think of it as a driver’s licence, but it’s intended as an all-purpose government ID. If you don’t drive, you are spared the $75 licence renewal fee, and within a couple of years the cards will start providing online access to a wide range of government services.

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Don’t sit on your hands when it comes to your health Emily Wessel Merritt MUSINGS If sitting is the new smoking, I’m doing about two packs a day. Last week, I read some conclusions drawn from a study published in February in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health. The study linked sedentary behaviour to an increased risk of disability after 60, where disability is defined as the inability to do basic tasks such as eating, bathing and getting in and out of bed.

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The study analyzed data from the 2003-2005 National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys of 2,286 people aged 60 and over and found those who sat for an extra hour (over the nearly nine-hour average) per day saw their risk of disability increased by nearly 50 per cent, independent of moderate or vigorous exercise. That extended inactivity is bad for you is not the new or scary part; it’s that sedentary behaviour itself can be a risk factor for more health complications down the line. The conclusion is this: even if you go to the gym for an hour after work five days a week, you aren’t necessarily undoing the harm of sitting for eight or nine hours straight. Research is mounting to support this “sitting is the new smoking” hypothesis

that posits sitting is the big risk factor for heart disease, obesity and diabetes of the day. In a day and age where so many people have desk jobs that involve computers, it is difficult to get up and take the recommended 20-second break every 20 minutes, especially when you’re on a roll. The last thing you want to do is interrupt your productivity with a set of jumping jacks. However, there’s also mounting research linking physical activity to improved brain power. The more we get our blood pumping, the more oxygen gets to our brain, and, the implication is, the clearer we can think. This principle is not surprising either, but it certainly has some interesting real-world applications. Take the “walking

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meeting” as an example. Instead of meeting someone to discuss something important over a cup of coffee (which is a sedentary activity), some progressive professionals hit the sidewalk for their meetings. These meetings get the blood flowing and, proponents say, allow the meeters to focus on what each is saying without distractions of phones, email alerts, and all that jazz that you get at the office. But for most of us, that’s not entirely realistic. If simply getting up every 20 minutes to do push-ups or a couple of yoga poses seems like too much of an interruption to the daily work flow, these walking meetings are probably pretty far off. Of course, in my line of work, I’ve done these types of “walking interviews” unintention-

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ally, where people tour me around a place. I find interviewing in this way is useful to see things firsthand while getting the conversation in. However, it’s not always applicable, and there is no blanket solution to this “sitting epidemic,” if you will. While running two miles on the treadmill might not entirely cancel out the effects of sitting for six to eight hours a day in front of the warm glow of the computer screen, the research supporting that any exercise is beneficial is overwhelming. After all, two miles on the treadmill is two miles more than at the computer desk, on the couch or behind the wheel. Just don’t be surprised if you come in to the Merritt Herald and catch me on the balance ball at my desk or striking a fierce warrior two.

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Dear Editor, Bur buttercup is rapidly spreading in Merritt. If you don’t know what it is, take a look along roadsides, parks or the empty lot across from the library. Right now it’s flowering with a tiny, bright yellow buttercup. It is the earliest flowering annual weed. When the flower dries, it forms an extremely sharp bur that is full of hundreds of seeds. The bur blows in the wind and settles into any bare soil. Once it has encroached into an area, children or pets cannot play as the bur is very painful to touch. Before the flower dries, it can be hoed or dug as the roots are shallow. The lawn care pesticide 2,4-D can be used on large patches but only before it flowers. If everyone tries, we might control its spread.

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SALES TEAM Three teams of volunteers for the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life gathered at the cadets hall on Sunday for a spring market fundraiser. Cookies, crafts and shirts were among the things for sale. The Relay for Life is an annual 12-hour relay that raises funds for the Canadian Cancer Society. The relay will be held on May 31 at Rotary Park. (From left) Shirley Van Hoof, Diane Van Hoof, Liz Hanna, Maranda Hanna, Virginia Aspinall, Jessie Reed, Robin Lukacs and Skyler Petersen. Michael Potestio/Herald

Banish litterbugs to Arctic Dear Editor, To those lunatics who despoiled the area at Sunshine Valley Road East and Tomkinson Road, please book yourselves into an asylum (preferably north of the Arctic

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Circle). Garbage, including three, fivelitre empty diesel oil containers and their cardboard box scattered in the woods; cardboard, cigarette packages and various items too numerous to mention all around the area.

So your motor broke down? Aw, too bad. Decided to take it out on Mother Nature, did you? Your mothers must be so proud of you. Nick Tolerton Merritt

Online conversion can be worth expense From Page 6 Andrew Wilkinson, minister of technology, innovation and citizens’ services, says a public consultation has shown most people are comfortable using a system they already trust for their banking. By the end of 2015, Wilkinson says about two million people will have the new cards, roughly half of B.C.’s population. Application forms converted to

online access will include student loans, birth, death and marriage certificates, voter registration and even criminal record checks. All this will be costly to set up, but the savings from having customers do their own data entry are well known, as any banker or supermarket owner can tell you. “You can understand that if you’re in the vital statistics office and this can all be done from places

like Telegraph Creek and Horsefly remotely, that actually saves them a lot of money,” Wilkinson said. “There will be conversion of existing services where you have to go into an office and wait around and fill out forms. Those will be converted to online services.” It also means a decline in the number of government office jobs, and the potential for further outsourcing of services, as we

have seen with Medical Services Plan administration and the back-office functions of BC Hydro. Some older readers won’t be thrilled to hear about this. They don’t want a “smart phone,” just a phone. But they will also see their greatgrandchildren becoming adept with tablet computers before they can even speak. Seniors will get the hang of it pretty quickly, and their lives will become

easier. • A correction to last week’s column on the Agricultural Land Commission. I erroneously said regional panel members were appointed from outside the region. They are local residents, and the new legislation formalizes a cabinet appointment process for them. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @tomfletcherbc

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NICOLA VALLEY NEWS MONKEYING AROUND Chloe Garcia reaches for the next monkey ring at the Central Park playground with a little help from her uncle, Wade Garcia, on April 6. Michael Potestio/Herald

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Prescribed burns in Lundbom Lake area Prescribed burns in the Lundbom Lake area 13 kilometres south of Merritt are scheduled to start today. The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and the Wildfire Management Branch will conduct the burns, which are expected to wrap up by May 16.

The 78-hectare area is located about four kilometres east of Highway 97C, and the controlled burn will occur in several phases. The objective is ecosystem restoration. Low-intensity ground fires limit tree encroachment, rejuvenate trees and shrubs that grow under the forest canopy but above ground-cover plants, and maintain

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open grassland and open forests with large trees. The managed burn will reintroduce low-intensity ground fires to these grasslands and are intended to restore and maintain native plants in the area. The fire will also reduce the risk of wildfire by reducing the amount of combustible material in the area.

School District No. 58 (Nicola-Similkameen)

“WANTS TO HEAR YOUR VOICE” We want your opinion on what you think should be a focus for preparing our young people for success in a changing world. For more information and updates visit the Strategic Planning Website: www.sd58.bc.ca

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An invitation to all gardeners and would-be gardeners Spring MEETING Wednesday, April 23 Merritt Library 6:30pm To Obtain a Garden Plot in 2014 x Fill out the form (below) and drop it off at Baillie House (2202 Voght St., Merritt) during their regular operating hours. x Cost of garden plot is $25.00/year. This fee must be paid at the time of registration. This fee includes the annual $5 membership fee in the Nicola Valley Community Gardens Society and the $10 damage deposit.

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VICTORIA – The B.C. NDP caucus lined up behind leadership contender John Horgan Tuesday, including his only rival for the job, Mike Farnworth. “Yes, today marks the end of my campaign for B.C. NDP leader,� Farnworth said at a news conference in Victoria Tuesday. “But more importantly, it begins our campaign to elect a B.C. NDP government in 2017, with John Horgan as premier.� Horgan thanked Farnworth for “putting aside his leadership campaign to create a unity candidate, a unity committee, to go forward and beat the Liberals in 2017.� Horgan said he will continue to campaign for the leadership until May 1, the deadline for nominations to lead the party. If that deadline passes with no new candidates, Horgan expects to be acclaimed. Farnworth’s campaign has suffered two setbacks in recent days, the latest being Horgan’s increased lead in endorsements. Horgan’s latest supporters are party members around Farnworth’s Port Coquitlam home turf, including Coquitlam-Maillardville MLA Selina Robinson, NDP MP Fin Donnelly and former area MLAs Dawn Black and Joe Trasolini. Farnworth’s only public endorsers from the B.C. NDP caucus were Saanich South MLA Lana Popham and Stikine MLA Doug Donaldson, while Horgan had 15 MLAs publicly supporting him. Farnworth also bore the brunt

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of former premier Mike Harcourt’s decision last week to quit the NDP. Harcourt endorsed Farnworth in the 2011 NDP leadership where Farnworth finished second to Adrian Dix. Another key endorsement for Horgan came from the B.C. executive of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, which represents 85,000 municipal workers in the province. The board led by CUPE B.C. president Mark Hancock, formerly president of the Port Coquitlam local, was among those calling for Horgan to run. After Dix announced he would step down this fall, Horgan initially said he would not seek the leadership, making way for younger contenders. But those contenders,

including new MLAs elected in 2013, ruled themselves out one after another. The party has a deadline of May 1 for candidates to be nominated for the leadership, which includes payment of $25,000 to go towards staging of leadership debates around the province. Candidates have until June 26 to sign up new party members, with a province-wide vote scheduled to be completed Sept. 28. Both the B.C. NDP and BC Liberals finished 2013 in debt after the election last May. The BC Liberals raised $14 million and ended the year $2.2 million in debt, while the B.C. NDP raised $11.6 million and had a $3 million debt.

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Making the right postsecondary education choices DAVID L. BROWN Managing YOUR MONEY It’s almost time for your child to head off to college or university. But how do you make sure he or she will make the right educational choices – and is it better to select a school near home or farther away? Do your research Research education programs and schools, and consider a trip to the school. Be sure your child is comfortable with their choice. As early as possible, plan how you will pay for your child’s postsecondary education. Investments held in Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs) work well and take advantage of government contributions as well as income-splitting. Your child may be able to work part-time or during the summer. Apply for scholarships and bursaries. Always file tax returns for your child to recover withheld taxes from their employment, to obtain refundable GST and other tax credits, and to build investments held in a Registered Retirement Savings Plan and Tax Free Savings Account contribution room for the future. Reduce education costs Set a budget and stick to it. Use credit cards responsibly, if at all. Ensure you don’t pay needless fees. For example, universities often charge for a student medical plan but your child may be able to opt out of the school’s coverage if covered by a parent’s plan.

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NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK “LOVE AND KINDNESS ARE NEVER WASTED. THEY ALWAYS MAKE A DIFFERENCE.” ~HELEN JAMES

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T H A N K YO U The Nicola Valley Shelter and Support Society (“NVSSS”) would like to extend a huge thank you to those who contributed to the 2013-2014 Extreme Weather Shelter. The shelter was accessed over 600 times between November 2013 and March 2014. This is not a number NVSSS takes pride in and we hesitate on using the word success. What we will say is that the extreme weather season was successful in that it supported clients over 600 times, was upheld by the community (individuals and agencies included), and it received government funding so that the doors could stay open 142 nights. NVSSS would like to thank the Nicola Valley Advocacy Centre, ASK Wellness and the Nicola Valley & District Food Bank for their continued dedication to service and assist clients our shared clients. Thank you for the work you continue to do for our community. Thank you to the practicum students from NVIT’s social work program for hosting a drop-in day at the shelter where 100 individuals were provided a warm meal and given clothing and personal items. It also served as an opportunity to connect our homeless and our at-risk populations to local service providers who can assist in stabilizing housing needs. The extreme weather shelter was run by an outstanding group of shift captains and volunteers. These people are the foundation of our success. The countless volunteer hours, compassion, and dedication from these individuals is a testament to the wonderful people living in our community. Flo Campbell, Fran Depper, Nancy Neighbor, Patricia Lynne Ray, Paul Sahota, Phillip Spahan, Brett Tanner, Connie, Jim Billy, Natasha Billy, Kelly Brewer, Rusty Brewer, David Coutlee, Corinne Ham, Marlene Fenton, Brandon Flick, Warren Flick, Terry Gilchrist, Diana Norgaard, Katie Loewen, Opie Oppenheim, Ron Tiessen, Carmella Mathieu, James Rooney, Rob Sanderson, Amery Shultz, Donna Smith, Shareen Wood. As well, we were embraced by local groups and businesses and regional and provincial funders. Thank you for your contribution to such a worthwhile cause! Aspen Planers, BC AMTA Employees, BC Housing, Brambles Bakery, City of Merritt, Fortis BC, Kamloops Foundation, Lower Nicola, Indian Band, Merritt Senior Citizen Association, Nicola Tribal Association, R Hack Holdings Mini Storage, Seventh-day Adventist Church, Friendship Outreach, St. Michaels Anglican Church & Tolko. Lastly, thank you to our community development coordinator, Keri Cooke, who was hired by NVSSS via Service Canada’s Homelessness Partner Strategy funding stream. Your energy and commitment to the project was remarkable. Best of luck in your new ventures!


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Volunteering is at the heart of community development Volunteers have a real impact in their communities. They lead local boards. They plan events. Volunteers run summer barbeques and oversee neighbourhood safety programs. Volunteers work with the government to address key issues in the community. Local initiatives such as these bring people together to create a common vision for the future. Getting involved in a neighbourhood/com-

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Volunteer recognition Research reveals that volunteer recognition is tied to volunteer retention rates. Volunteers who feel their contributions are appreciated are more likely to uphold their volunteer commitments. Getting to know your volunteers as individuals allows you to learn the type of recognition each volunteer would like to receive. Each act should be tailored to the individual and it should suit the volunteer’s personality and level of engagement. Volunteer recognition begins during the recruitment process. Understanding what volunteers look for in the volunteer experience is a form of recognition. Today, volunteers are more goal-oriented, tech-savvy and mobile than ever before. And the types of volunteer positions they seek have evolved to reflect this. Being flexible and offering volunteers the type of roles they want is another effective form of recognition. Recognizing where volunteers are in their life-

cycles and what role volunteering plays in their lives is critical to the recruitment, retention and recognition processes. The conditions, schedule and format of volunteering are important factors for people when selecting an organization. Studies show that most volunteers believe the best form of recognition is to know the impact of their work. Organizations can demonstrate their appreciation by showing volunteers how their individual efforts make an impact on the organization’s mission and in the community. In many cases, National Volunteer Week is the time to formally recognize volunteers. But day-today appreciation is also crucial to keeping volunteers engaged year round. Why not make the effort to recognize volunteers year round? It may be less work than you think. Recognition can range from a simple “thank you” to a conscious effort to include volunteers in highlevel decision-making related to their work.

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Lana McPharlane 315-3748

Don Gossoo Managing Broker

250-378-6166 • Fax: 378-4344 or Toll Free: 1-877-841-2100

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Don Ward 315-3503

Ray Thompson 315-3377

Brad Yakimchuk Personal Real Estate Corporation

315-3043

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

Moving Real Estate BC Ltd. GREAT STARTER HOME

SPACIOUS MOBILE

ON THE BENCH

NEW

AMAZING HOME

LARGE FAMILY HOME

GREAT VIEWS

LOWER NICOLA

NICE STRATA UNIT

NEW

NEW

COMPLETELY RENOVATED

Moving Real Estate BC Ltd. BENCH VIEW HOME

NEW

Wonderful 3 bedrm bungalow with open concept kitchen & eating bar, large bright living rm, fully finished bsmt with large family rm, laundry & storage. Close to school. Has room to build a shop.

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 or retirement home. Large fenced pad with garden area. 3 bedrms, 2 bath, open plan, central A/C and over 1400 sq.ft. Newer vinyl siding and thermal pane windows. Has upgrades of HW tank, 100 amp service and plumbing.

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.

Spacious 5 bedrm home with huge master bedrm with jet tub in ensuite, Cherry stained kitchen cabinets, BI stove/oven. 2 large sundecks in private backyard. Double garage w/ 6 ft crawl space.

New 2 bedroom rancher with walkout bsmt in prime Bench location. Has open concept kitchen/living rm, huge kitchen island, vaulted ceilings, HW floor, ceramic tile and unfin. basement.

2 bedrm home on its own 0.23 acre lot. Home is very neat with new siding, shingled roof, skirting with insulation & 14x28 garage. Has an enclosed deck & porch. Yard is fully fenced with workshop, RV parking & garden area.

Why rent when you can own? 2 bedroom strata unit with balcony and storage. Large living and dining room. Great for retirees or first time buyers. Strata fees are $212.70 per month.

Beautiful 4 bedrm family home in excellent Bench location and close to school. Has new kitchen, flooring, bathrooms up & down, spacious floor plan with open concept living. Large lot with carport & RV parking.

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.

#2191

#2168

#2185

#2164

#2183

#2181

#2186

#2192

#2193

#2172

$169,000

INCREDIBLE VALUE

$399,900 DESIRABLE AREA

$89,000

EXECUTIVE HOME

$535,000

ADULT ORIENTED STRATA

$445,000

$339,900

18,000 SQ. FT. LOT

CUTE & COZY

$235,900

MANICURED CORNER LOT

$69,000 GREAT VIEWS

$329,900

COMPLETELY RENOVATED

$309,000 EXTRA HALF LOT

CED U D RE 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Nice 3 bedrm home open oak kitchen & dining room and includes appliances. Fenced lot with lane access, RV parking and mature landscaping plus private patio with hot tub.

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.

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.

#1957

#2157

#2027

#2151

#2111

#2169

#1759

#2152

#2140

#2139

$199,900

$224,900

$509,900

$229,900

$299,900

$179,000

$449,900

$479,000

$299,900

$389,900

THREE LEVEL SPLIT

BENCH RANCHER

SUN VALLEY COURT

IN LOWER NICOLA

DETACHED SHOP

DESIRABLE AREA

LOWER NICOLA

EXECUTIVE BENCH HOME

BEAUTIFULLY LANDSCAPED

REVENUE FOURPLEX

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.

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.

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

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.

3 bedroom Bavarian style home with large living rm and kitchen with sliding glass doors to covered deck. Large rec.rm with dry barn in bsmt. Backyard with 24x24 workshop. RV parking.

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

#2121

#2113

#2160

#2138

#2162

#2126

#2088

#2141

#2050

#2103

$365,000 COZY RANCHER

$219,000 SENSATIONAL

$209,000

NEWER APARTMENT

$194,900 STRATA END UNIT

$229,000

$329,900

INVESTORS

$249,900

$399,900

$334,900

LARGE FAMILY HOME

INVESTMENT

AFFORDABLY PRICED

$298,000

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!

Older 2 bedroom home in nice neighbourhood, close to downtown. On extra large 13,780 sq.ft. lot with lane access and well maintenance backyard with 19x16 single garage.

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.

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.

#2115

#2187

#2148

#2124

#2089

#2167

#2143

#1982

#2170

$149,900 AT SAND PIPER

$543,000

CLOSE TO SCHOOLS

$139,900

$219,900 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.

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.

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.

#2159

#2052

#1967

#2203

GARDNERS PARADISE

$329,000

$74,500 SPENCES BRIDGE

SHOP IN BACK

$149,999

Grandview Heights

Immaculate 2 bedrm strata unit on top floor with extra windowto let in the sunshine. Includes A/C, 4 appliances & window coverings. Walking distance to rec. centre, arena & shopping.

$109,900

$65,000

$89,000 GREAT STARTER

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

19,500 sq.ft. lot in the city with 2 bedrms up and 2 in basement with rec.rm. New siding, windows and furnace. Cold storage for canning & vegetables. Huge garden areas.

Charming 2 bedroom bungalow with new paint, roof, updated windows & kitchen with patio off sundeck, lane access, RV parking and 24x16 insulated shop with gas F/P & 2 pce bath. Fenced yard.

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.

#2130

#2108

#2101

#2110

$225,000

$165,000

$89,000

$119,900

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

$399,000

Call us for a MARKET EVALUATION on your home.

$169,900

$166,000

INVESTMENT

READY TO LIST? Let the Century 21® Brand 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.

#2163

INVESTORS

$649,900 OPPORTUNITY

CED U D RE

work for you. Your listings are available to customers 24 hours a day worldwide on 3 websites and in the local paper. Call us and let’s get

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.

#2199

#2098

$628,800

your property listed today!

$99,900

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CENTURY 21 MOVING REAL ESTATE BC LTD. HOMES ON ACREAGE 24.39 ACRES

ON 2 ACRES

BRING YOUR HORSES

LAND

IC & I

DEVELOPMENT LAND

OPPORTUNITY

LAKE LUXURIOUS WATERFRONT

294 acres of development land with 2 titles and incredible views. Property has an allowed legal density of 62 units maximum. Located above Nicola Lakeshore Estates at Nicola Lake.

#2173

$1,700,000

WATERFRONT ACREAGE 9.9 acres with 3400 sq.ft. custom home on 2 levels with fantastic views. 2 bedrms up, 2 down, HW floors, ceramic tile, 3 baths, large kitchen, living rm with F/P. Has 2 corrals, hay shed & horse shelter.

Property overlooks Nicola River in Sunshine Valley. Has 4 bedrm double wide with huge sundeck & partially finished basement. Numerous outbuildings, hay storage & tack shed. Has electrical upgrade.

Nicely renovated 4 bedrm home with newer flooring, bathrooms and paint. Great horse property with 44x36 barn and a 100x44 metal Quonset shop. Gently sloped useable land. Great views & close to town

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.

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.

#2180

#2194

#2194

#2131

#2155

#2137

$549,900

$439,000

1.75 AC IN THE CITY

$649,000

PRESTIGIOUS HOME

$2,755,000

BEACHFRONT HOME

NEW

$175,000 RIVERFRONT LOT

WATERFRONT LOTS

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.

3 parcels of Recreation Commercial waterfront zoned C4 for multi-family resort, Pub, restaurant, marina & more. Great opportunity to start your own resort & marina.

#2166

$109,900 1 ACRE LOT

Unique property, entirely fenced with 2 small homes (live in or rent out) while you build your dream home. Has large water feature on site, U/G sprinklers & mountain views. Was former putting course

Bring your horses! Set up with 3 horse shelters, 2 round pens, 2 hay barns & tack shed. The 4 bedrm home has a new country kitchen, open design, vaulted ceilings, HW floors, gas F/P.

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

Spectacular home on Nicola Lake with over 2600 sq.ft. 2 bedrms on main with 2 down & a summer kitchen, gorgeous views, huge wrap around deck, prof. landscaped, 36 ft concrete pad wharf.

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.

#2190

#2189

#1837

#2179

#2107

$399,000

$489,000

$749,900

$898,000

$325,000

$112,500

#2175

EACH $900,000

HORSE PROPERTY

10 ACRES IN KANE VALLEY

WATERFRONT HOME

19.77 ACRES

INCREDIBLE INVESTMENT

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

#1961

#1992

#2156

#1842

#2092

#2114

COUNTRY GETAWAY

D UCE D E R

$379,000 LARGE SHOP

$509,900 4.64 ACRES

$549,000

$998,000 ON NICOLA LAKE

RESIDENTIAL LOT

Fantastic 1.562 acre lot, great for one or two dwellings. Water & sewer are not connected. Now is the change to build your dream home – most lots are sold, don’t miss out.

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.

#2174

#2112

PRIVATE 30 ACRES

$329,000

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. A perfect hobby farm.

#2144

30 acre fenced horse property with beautiful pastures & fantastic views . Very private setting with 3 bedrm house (2 on main, huge master bedrm in loft). Cozy airight woodstove in living rm. Rustic style home to live year round or use a rec. retreat. 25 mins. south of Merritt.

#1916

#2184

$349,900 133 AC + LAKE

$474,900

FANTASTIC 157 ACRES

$549,000

Build your summer cottage on this 1 acre lot with beautiful views of Nicola Lake. Great lake for fishing, water skiing, wind surfing. Kick back, unwind & enjoy your new investment.

#2188

ON 2 ACRES

$189,900

$399,000 INVESTORS

$49,900 2 ACRES

LAKEVIEW LOT 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.

$159,000

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.

#2154

$125,000 RESIDENTIAL LOT

AT NICOLA LAKE

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.

#2171

$850,000

3 INDUSTRIAL LOTS

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

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.

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.

Private 4 bedrm home with Hickory kitchen cabinets, newer flooring & paint, formal dining & living with F/P’s & partially fin. bsmt. Fantastic view overlooking Guichon Creek & valley. Large detached shop.

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.

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.

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.

#1663

#2150

#2182

#1918

#2048

#1795

$495,000

$849,900

$439,000

$190,000

0.89 ACRES

WATERFRONT LOT

SPIUS CREEK ESTATES

$219,000

EACH $59,900

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.

From 9.8 to 17 Acres

#2165

$122,000 BENCH LOT

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

Only Century 21 gives Air Miles!

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.

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.

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.

#2146

#2123

#2019

$299,000

$109,900 RURAL ACREAGE

WATERFRONT LOT

$595,000

INDUSTRIAL BUILDING

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

Live the dream on this 1.85 acre lot on Nicola Lake at Quilchena development in an exclusive neighbourhood of spectacular homes. Close to golf courses, fishing and all outdoor activities

#2025

$359,000

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.

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 & mezzanine space.

#1920

#1913

$67,000

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Beware hazards of trendy footwear

As the weather begins to warm up, you will notice that many people are starting to wear flip-flops. In fact, it is common to see anyone from children to the elderly wearing them leisurely, or even at work. However, this fashion statement is causing problems. The Province newspaper even printed an article on this where they are quoting healthcare practitioners as saying “flip-flops have gone from the boardwalk to the sidewalk� and that “doctors are flipping out over flipflops.� The paper also reported that “there has been a “15 per cent rise in flip-flop related injuries.� I don’t know how accurate this statistic is

This may cause numbness of the toes directly next to where the strap inserts. The easiest way to solve the increasing frequency of flip-flop injuries is to not wear them at all. However, try that one on your teenage daughter who thinks they are the most fashionable and comfortable summer footwear possible. To compromise, try to not wear them for too long at one time and definitely not when walking long distances. If you think you are experiencing some of these symptoms or have already sprained your ankle and you would like it examined, feel free to contact my office. the foot, ankle, and knee function. This inevitably leads to plantar fascitis, knee pain, and possibly even lower back pain. If you must wear these trendy flip-flops, don’t wear them for too long at one time. Definitely do not walk for long distances while wearing them. Another problem

with wearing flip-flops is that the single strap passes between the first and second toes before attaching to the sole. The foot is not designed to have a strap jammed between the toes while walking or standing. This constant pressure may irritate the small nerves that travel along each side of each toe.

Don’t make life a marathon GWEN RANDALL-YOUNG Psychology FOR LIVING If you feel that you are running a million miles an hour and it is exhausting you, you may not have learned the art of pacing yourself. A marathon runner learns that it is pointless to try to run at top speed throughout the race. Life should not be a marathon, but it can seem like one if we never take time to rest. Unless our lives are incredibly simple, there

is probably more for each of us to do in a day or a week than we could ever hope to accomplish. If we always focus on what we did not accomplish as opposed to what we did do, then we create inner turmoil — everything from stress and anxiety to lowered self-esteem. The pace of modern life makes it easy to forget that the purpose of life is to be, not to do. If things are getting hectically out of hand, it might be a good idea to call a time out. Leave the laundry or the paperwork, and just take a relaxing bath with or without a good book. If you are overscheduled in the evenings and weekends, take a week off from all commit-

ments. If you were sick, you would have to miss things, and taking some pre-emptive rest and relaxation might avert that. If you are tired, go to bed two hours earlier than usual. It will produce the same result as if you were able to sleep in. If you have become too serious about life, go out with friends and have fun. You see, the

end of life will come and we still won’t have everything done. It’s not about how fast we go or how much we do — it is truly about how much we enjoy. So pace yourself, and sprinkle plenty of enjoyment throughout your days. Gwen Randall-Young is an author and award-winning psychotherapist.

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The weather forecast, as I am sitting here writing this, says that the states in the east and south are about to get hit again with a severe storm. Ice and snow and sleet. One man calls it “catastrophic.� They say that hundreds of thousands of people could be without power for days. We need to be thankful that we are in the place and shape we are in.

they shall die but the dead know not anything of what goes on under the sun.

Job said that the man dies, is buried, and his sons become wealthy; but, he does not know it. What a wonderful plan God has for His people. Think about it like this. When we’ve been through the problems of earth and have to go to God is talking to Job in the Old “sleep� we are no longer worried about Testament, Job 38:22-23. He says, what our family or friends who were left “Have you entered the treasury of snow, behind are doing. Or have you seen the treasury of hail, When we are tired and go to bed, Which I have reserved for the time of what a beautiful thing sleep is. That is a trouble,� real peace. We know nothing until the What is God doing? I He saving rising bell wakes us up. some of these problems to fall on us When Jesus was here on Earth, He to wake us up to the fact that we are told His disciples several times that He being too selfish, greedy and thinking would die then rise again on the third only of ourselves? day, but they could not imagine this He wants us to start looking at what happening to Jesus. When we look at the Word says, not only of what we ting what Jesus went through on His last day, He wants us to know. He has the last He suffered every kind of abuse and word and He wants us to listen to His pain that people go through. He too went to sleep until the third day just as Word. he had said. Last week we talked about sleep. The wise men said the living know that

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since I doubt that anyone actually keeps track of how often someone experiences a flip-flop injury. However, I do agree that wearing flipflops regularly and for long periods of time can cause problems. As a chiropractor, I agree with other physiotherapists and podiatrists that this is becoming a definite problem. Most of the flip-flops that can be purchased today have only one strap across the top of the foot. These shoes have no real support for the bottom or sides of the foot. With no support on the sides, the foot can easily slide off of the edge of the sandal, making an ankle sprain much more likely. This is particularly true if the flip-flop has a thick or high sole. With no support on the bottom of the foot, the arches of the feet can become stressed. This is even more so if the person has “fallen arches� to begin with. Furthermore, unsupported arches of the feet can negatively alter how

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2014 edition of Ladies Volleyfest a real hit By Ian Webster

2014 LADIES VOLLEYFEST RESULTS

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Another highly successful Ladies Volleyfest came and went on the weekend with well over 200 enthusiastic players — representing 35 teams from throughout south-central B.C. — enjoying every minute of the action both on and off the court. Merritt Volleyball Association representative Dave Finch said this year’s event went great, and that the social on Saturday night at the Civic Centre was an absolute blast. A substantial amount of money was raised for the B.C. Children’s Hospital from this year’s two Volleyfest tournaments, Finch said. In

COMP 1 1. Kiss My Ace (Kamloops) 2. Clapper Girls (Vernon) COMP 2A 1. Honey Badgers (Kelowna) 2. River Divers (Kamloops) COMP 2B 1. Chicklets (Port Coquitlam) 2. Random Barbies (Kelowna) REC A 1. Slammin’ Skittles (Vernon) 2. Sunshine Girls (Vernon) REC B 1. Volley Veejays (Vernon) 2. Rod’s Pipe Wrenches (Vernon) addition, a couple of boxes worth of toys were collected that will

be distributed to charitable groups in the community of Merritt.

ALL IN A WEEKEND’S FUN (Photos clockwise from above) Lurene Dhillon from the Candy Girls rec team makes a big hit at the net. Playing for the local Victorious Secret comp 2 team, Val Sloan from Kamloops puts up a block against the Notorious B.I.G. from Quesnel. Sloan’s teammate, Amber Long, looks on. The Bumpettes from Merritt got into the spirit of the weekend’s theme (Remembering Your Youth) by donning superhero costumes and bringing along their little bambinos. Charmaine Fleishauer from Kamloops gets some help scoring from her young son, Xavier. Hailey Bouchard looks in command while doing a stint of reffing on Sunday at the MSS gym. Ian Webster/Herald

Pierce pleased with first of two Cents’ spring evaluation camps By Ian Webster

we’ve had,” said Pierce, “but the games on Saturday and Sunday were very good. We were happy with how things went.” Breaking it down by position, Pierce said that there was definitely talent on display in the players who came from throughout Western Canada and various parts of the States to showcase their

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Merritt Centennials head coach and GM Luke Pierce and his staff liked what they saw from the 80-plus players who attended the first of two evaluation camps being run by the Cents this spring. “It was probably one of the youngest camps

abilities. “There were a couple of excellent goalies at camp who could definitely play Junior A,” the coach said. “I liked a lot of the defencemen, and that is definitely an area that we need to address going into next season. There wasn’t anybody in the forwards who really dominated. We were pleased to see the scoring

quite spread out.” Following the Cents’ second evaluation camp in Abbotsford from June 13 to 15, Pierce and his staff will decide on the 14 to 15 guys that they want to invite to the team’s main camp in August. Currently, the Cents have 12 to 13 players slated to return from last season’s BCHL team. “THE TOUGHEST SPORT ON EARTH!”

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“We can’t thank enough the likes of Tim Hortons, Canadian Tire, Alpha Design, Murray GM, Home Hardware, Black’s Pharmacy, A&W, Boston Pizza, Doctors Eyecare and Pine Ideas for coming on board with us and supporting the kids,” said Dixon. This year’s MYSA season runs from April 12 to June 21. There will be no games on the April 19 and May 17 long weekends. Here’s a look at the weekly schedule for Saturdays:

Area playing fields will be reverberating with the sounds of activity this Saturday as over 400 eager, young players take to their respective pitches for the start of the 2014 Merritt Youth Soccer Association season. “We’re at 421 [registrations] and counting,” said MYSA secretary Kerri Cooke. “It’s going to be another great year.” Games on Saturday will once again take place at both Diamond Vale and Nicola Canford (formerly CMS) schools and run from 8:30 a.m. through until 2 p.m. “The only thing that we had to change was to add a Thursday night game because of one less team in the Grade 6 and 7 age group,” said Youth Soccer Association president Gary Dixon. “Otherwise, all the schedules are the same.” “We have all our coaches in place, and many of the teams practised this week in preparation for their first games on Saturday,” added Dixon. The MYSA program has seen steady growth of the years. In addition to ever-increasing numbers registering for the annual spring league, indoor sessions were held this winter at Collettville School on Monday nights under the direction of the Soccer Quest Academy. A couple of travelling teams are also in the works. “We definitely have a U11 boys team that will be going to the Slurpee Cup in Kamloops and playing some exhibition games against Penticton,” said Dixon. “There are still hopes for a U11 girls travelling team.” Sponsorships have been another growth area for the MYSA, as it now has all of its six age-groups affiliated with area businesses and organizations. Photo by Ian Webster/Herald

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WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE NICOLA VALLEY MSS DRY GRAD MSS Grad steak dinner on Saturday Apr. 12. Tickets are available from any of the 2014 grads.

NAVY CADETS Navy League Spring Craft Fair to be held at the Cadet Hall on April 12 from 9 a.m. This craft fair is open to all crafters and home based businesses. For more info and to reserve your table, please call Ellen at 250-280-6944 or Debra at 250-280-4086.

CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY RELAY FOR LIFE There is still time to join and help us in the fight against cancer. Register for our May 31 event from noon to midnight at relayforlife.ca

sage) 3-D archery shoot. Come and practice your archery skills on life-sized foam targets set up at the gun range in Lower Nicola on April 5 and 6 from 9 a.m. to dark. For more information call BJ Moore at 280-0304.

NICOLA VALLEY ARTS COUNCIL Spring Clean and Shine Art Show. Courthouse Art Gallery April 3 to 26. Local artists are to submit original works that shine for sale. We will also be offering gently used art related items collected for sale by NVCAC and VVA members. Frames, easles, art books, original art, art supplies. For more info contact Meriel at 250-378-6515

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Will be having a jam session at the Legion on Friday, April 11. Baron of Beef at 5 p.m., music at 7 p.m. Good food and good music. Everyone welcome to come down for a good time.

Coquihalla Sams RV Club will be having a luncheon and meeting at the Desert Inn on Monday, April 14 at 11:00 a.m. Everyone interested in camping and the Good Sam RV Club is invited. For more information phone Jeannie at 250-378-2540 or Del at 250378-9849

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Seniors filing income tax, health and other deduction information. Speaker will be Carrie Ware of Carrie Ware & Co. Chartered Accountant Wednesday, April 16 at 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Trinity United Church Hall, 1899

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GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE April 18 Good Friday Inter-curch Service “Jesus Carried “OUR� Cross� service starts at 10:30 a.m. at Crossroads Community Church at 2990 Voght St., followed by refreshments. Organized in cooperation of Baptist, Crossroads, 7th Day Adventist and Somang Mission Presbyterian. All invited for a moving spiritual experience.

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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.

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The Spring Meeting will be held Wednesday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Merritt Public Library.

THE VALLEY VISUAL ARTISTS VVA are pleased to invite everyone to their 20th Annual Show & Sale May 2 to 31. Enjoy our reception May 2 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Open House May 3 and 4 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Festivities include Flowers for the first 20 Moms, a Tonney Draw and

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.

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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.

SENIOR-IN-TRAINING Positions now available for Senior-In-Training. Applicants must be 40 years or older. Qualifications include a willingness to have fun and enjoy the company of others. Contact Seniors Association at 250-3783763 for more information.

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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 250-378-5031 or 250-378-9894 NVCAC Meets the 2nd Wednesday of

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Building Inspector I District of Kitimat, full time permanent bargaining unit position wage range $36.33/hr - $43.63/hr, over 2 years. Duties include plan checking reviews, inspections and enforcement functions related to building construction to ensure conformance with legislation, regulations and standards, and explaining and enforcing municipal bylaws. Preferred applicants will have a Technology Certificate related to building construction or equivalent; BOABC level 2 certification and a Class 5 driver’s license. Submit applications by April 30, 2014, 4:30 p.m., to Personnel, District of Kitimat, 270 City Centre, Kitimat B.C. V8C 2H7, Tel 250-632-8900, Fax 250632-4995, or by e-mail at dok@kitimat.ca. Community information can be obtained from our website at www.kitimat.ca. Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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Are you passionate about technology? Do you know more acronyms than people? Do you enjoy networking, servers and virtualizaƟon? Tolko is acƟvely invesƟng in technology to support the next generaƟon of the forest products harvesƟng, manufacturing, sales and markeƟng. Tolko is looking for an experienced Technical Specialist to work as part of the Infrastructure team to design, implement and support network and server installaƟons remotely throughout Western Canada. For more informaƟon about this posiƟon, please visit www.tolko.com. Apply online for this posiƟon by April 13, 2014.

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Description We are seeking a team player with a professional attitude to work and learn in a fast paced, business environment. Quali¿cations The ideal candidate must be motivated and take the initiative to sell multiple media products, including on-line advertising and special products, work with existing customers and develop new customers. Strong interpersonal skills and a strong knowledge of sales and marketing are required. Above average communication skills, valid driver’s licence and a reliable vehicle are necessary. If a rewarding challenge resonates with you, contact us today. Please submit your resume and cover letter to: Ron Drillen, General Manager Prince George Free Press 1773 South Lyon Street Prince George, B.C., V2N 1T3, Canada Tel: (250) 564-0005 Ext.115 Fax: (250) 562-0025 Email: publisher@pgfreepress.com AberdeenPublishing.com 778-754-5722

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Jesse McKnight With a mother’s broken heart I announce the passing of my only child, my son Jesse McKnight. He leaves behind many family and friends. The youngest is his daughter Jayda Lyn Rylee McKnight, only 8 years old. In lieu of Áowers, our family would gratefully accept donations to an education fund for Jayda through the Interior Savings Credit Union in Merritt, BC. See you my son on the other side. Always my love “Mama Bear” xox, a.k.a. Lana McKnight.


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REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE NICOMEN INDIAN BAND Band Manager/Administrator

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Qualifications for this role include: at least 3 years bookkeeping and office administration experience, strong proficiency with Simply Accounting and MS Office Suite, excellent math skills, excellent verbal and written skills, a pleasant telephone manner, ability to work independently and multi-task and a strong attention to detail. Fax your resume and cover letter to 250-378-5820 or via email in PDF format to office@nmvlumber.com by April 30, 2014. No phone calls please. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR Applications are invited for the position of Maintenance Supervisor for School District No. 58, (NicolaSimilkameen). The School District includes the communities of Merritt and Princeton. Educational and support services are provided to 2,125 students. The District Office is located in Merritt, a community with modern medical, educational and recreational facilities. This position requires travel to both communities. We are seeking a team player, who will be dedicated to service our schools and support services departments. The ideal candidate will have a Technical School Diploma or Journeyman qualification in one of the associated trades. Other qualifications will include strong interpersonal skills, proven experience in building maintenance, knowledge of current building codes, standards and regulations, knowledge of technology, and custodial care. Administration of Collective Agreements and an exposure to the bargaining process will be an asset. Duties for the position include, but are not limited to: Uʓ>˜>}i“i˜ÌʜvÊ̅iʓ>ˆ˜Ìi˜>˜ViÊ`i«>À̓i˜ÌÊ>˜`ÊÊ ÊÊÊ building custodial staff UÊÌÀ>˜Ã«œÀÌ>̈œ˜ÊÃÞÃÌi“ʈ˜VÕ`ˆ˜}ÊÃÌ>vv UÊÃÕ«iÀۈȜ˜Ê>˜`ÊyiiÌʓ>ˆ˜Ìi˜>˜Vi UÊ>`“ˆ˜ˆÃÌÀ>̈œ˜ÊœvÊ̅iÊV>«ˆÌ>Ê«Àœ}À>“ UÊLÕ`}ï˜}Ê>˜`ÊVœ˜ÌÀœÊœvÊ̅iʓ>ˆ˜Ìi˜>˜ViÊÊ ÊÊÊÊ department UÊ ÌiV…˜ˆV>Ê `ˆÀiV̈œ˜Ê ÌœÊ Ì…iÊ /Ê `i«>À̓i˜ÌÊ ˆ˜Ê ÃÕ««œÀÌÊ œvÊÊ daily operational activities. Applications can be submitted in person or on-line at www.sd58.bc.ca, click on Jobs/Support Positions and search under ‘Current Job Opportunities’ under Job Code # 635476 and follow the prompts. Applications, including a detailed resume with a minimum of three references, will be accepted until April 15, 2014 and should be forwarded to: Attn: Secretary Treasurer School District No. 58 (Nicola-Similkameen) P.O. Box 4100, 1550 Chapman St. Merritt, BC V1K 1B8 Fax: (250) 378-6263 Only those applicants being interviewed will be contacted.

Reports To: Chief and Council Summary The Nicomen Indian Band is currently recruiting a dynamic, energetic, self-motivated and professional Band Administrator at their head ofÀce located on Reserve at Nicomen Indian Band near Lytton B.C. The position is classiÀed as full-time permanent. Working under the support and supervision provided by the Chief and Council, the Band Administrator will be involved in Ànancial and strategic planning and implementation, overseeing day to day operations of the band administration, and reporting to funding agencies. Strong leadership and communication skills are required as the Band Administrator will work with Program Managers in developing and delivering programs and services to ensure that the needs of our Membership is met in a timely and efÀcient manner. The Band Administrator will ensure that the Band Programs meet all government, legislation, and Band policies. The Band Administrator must maintain a professional code of conduct, integrity, and sound judgment. He/she must be knowledgeable of the socio-economic issues facing First Nations. Minimum QualiÀcations: • A university degree in Business Administration or related Àeld • Effective leadership, minimum 5 years’ experience as a senior management level working with a First Nation. • Knowledge of First Nations governance. • Ability to manage 20 staff. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills • ProÀciency in computer software programs and technology • Ability to plan, develop, and manage programs • Experience in Ànancial management, budgeting, and reporting processes • Experience in Proposal Writing and knowledge of funding sources • Must be bondable and able to apply for a Commissioner of Oaths ofÀce • Able to multitask and work in a fast paced environment • Strong technical skills and ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team • Valid Driver’s License and reliable vehicle • Suitable combination of education & experience will be considered. Required Skills and Knowledge: • Ability to handle pressure/demands of the position is critical to your success • Public speaking skills along with team leadership, management skills, and social awareness • Strategic planning and time management skills • Thorough knowledge of all federal, provincial, and other funding sources and reporting requirements • General knowledge of the culture, values and traditions of the Nlaka’pamux Nation is an asset Salary and Remunerations: We offer a respectful and progressive work environment and a competitive salary. Only those candidates that are shortlisted will be contacted for an interview. A background security check will be completed before an offer is tendered to the successful candidate. Deadline for Applications: Wednesday April 30th, 2014 at 4:30pm. Please submit your application with a cover letter, updated resume, copy of certiÀcation(s) and 3 current references in a sealed envelope, fax or, email to: c/o Chief & Council, Nicomen Indian Band P. O. Box 670 Lytton BC, V1K 1B8, nicomen696@hotmail.com, or 250.455.2517 by fax. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

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Trades, Technical ATTENTION: Utility Tree Workers. Quad L Enterprises Ltd. is looking for Certified Utility Arborists and Slasher Operators. Full time work. Email hr@isley.ca or fax 780-532-1250

CABINETRY/ MILLWORK FOREMAN Mi-tec Millwork & Cabinetry has an opportunity for a qualified Shop Foreman. Minimum 5 years’ experience supervising a team of 5 or more cabinet makers. Please email shop@mi-tec.com for further details See us at www.mi-tec.com

ON CALL RECEPTIONIST Nooaitch Band requires an on call receptionist with responsibilities covering a wide variety of clerical ofÀce duties in support of company administration. Other responsibilities will include coordinating and communicating ofÀce activities, dealing with incoming and outgoing mail, greeting and screening visitors, answering and referring inbound telephone calls, and scheduling appointments. The Receptionist will also be responsible for administrating company correspondence. Only those applicants who meet the qualiÀcations will be contacted. Deadline for applying is April 25 2014 @ 4:00 p.m. QualiÀed applicants should send resumes and a cover letter to: Attention: Arlene Johnston, CAFM, Administrator 2954 Shackelly Road, Merritt, BC V1K 1N9 Fax: 250-378-3699 Email: arlene@nooaitch.com

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We currently have an opening for a sales person to help us with our paid distribution newspapers across B.C. This position means getting out in the community and talking to subscribers about our newspapers and working to build stronger relationships with existing readers of our newspapers. It also includes finding new subscribers for our newspapers and helping introduce them our award winning host of community newspapers. This is not a year-around position and will run from March to October each year. We offer a spectacular compensation package and bonus incentives. Your own vehicle is required, but we cover all travel expenses. This is really a great opportunity for the right person. It is a different type of job, but definitely has different types of rewards. If you feel this position would be the perfect fit for you, then we would love to hear from you. Please email all enquiries to Michelle Bedford at circulation@trailtimes.ca.

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3 bdrm duplex. $950 plus utilities. 2 bdrm in Sixplex. $650 inc utilities (x3). (Lower Nicola) 2 bdrm house. Newly renovated/ fenced yard $750 plus utilities 2 bdrm house. $850 plus utilities. 3 bdrm house. $950 plus utilities. 3 bdrm house. $875 plus utilities. 4 bdrm Upper Floor of House. $1000 plus utilities. EXECUTIVE OFFICE – ALL INCLUSIVE Perfect for accountants, mortgage brokers etc. Storefront / private waiting room and entrance Includes all furnishings, reception, ofďŹ ce equipment & utilities. Available Immediately $800

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SUMMIT APARTMENTS Brand new 2 bedroom apartments References required. NO PETS, NO SMOKING. 250-280-7644

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Sport Utility Vehicle ‘04 Jeep Liberty. 190,000km, auto, incl. 4 winter tires on rims, blue, $6000 378-8820

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Job Posting Two Positions OfÀce Research Scanner/ Database Technician Nooaitch Indian Band is currently recruiting two OfÀce Research Scanner/Database Technicians. These positions are classiÀed Temporary Full-Time basis as per funding availability. The selected individuals will work under the direction of the Administrator in conjunction with Managerial personnel. Duties and Responsibilities: The OfÀce Research Scanner/Database Technicians will oversee the recorded documentation of scanned projects and articles. These individuals will be responsible for scanning all documents into a central database, while supporting, maintaining, and organizing pertinent information through clerical duties when requested. Experience/education: • Knowledge of General OfÀce Equipment • Knowledge and experience in photocoping, scanning, printing, and other clerical work as required. • Computer software e.g. Mircosoft Word, Excel, and Doulinx would be an asset • Able to work with little or no supervision • Grade 12 minimum with pertinent training and skills related to the position Must Have: 1) Valid Driver’s License, 2) Must be Bondable, and 3) Have insured Vehicle 4) Must maintain valid driver’s License while working for the Band Rate of Pay: Will be determined on individual’s experience Hours of Work: Temporary Full-Time position with the maximum of 45 weeks/35 hours weekly Start Immediately: May 5, 2014 Submit resumes, cover letter and names of references attention to: Nooaitch Band Administrator, Arlene Johnston, CAFM By Monday, April 18, 2014 to be received no later than 2:00 pm Mailing Address: 2954 Shackelly Road, Merritt, BC, V1K 1N9 Or Email to: Arlene Johnston: arlene@nooaitch.com, Band Administrator Phone: 250-378-6141 Fax: 250-378-3699

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Phone: 250-378-2332

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April 10, 2014 edition of the Merritt Herald

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