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FEELING THE BEAT Feel the Beat dancers sported colourful regalia at the Highland Valley Copper open house on June 5 at Spirit Square. The event celebrated the one-year anniversary of the company’s Merritt office opening. Proceeds from the event went to Lower Nicola Band health programs. Michael Potestio/Herald
B.C. teachers vote to escalate job action By Michael Potestio THE HERALD
Teachers across the province voted in favour of escalating job action that could result in a fullscale strike as early as next week. Yesterday, the BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) announced that 28,809 of 33,387 teachers — 86 per cent — who cast ballots on Tuesday voted yes to escalating job action. Voter turnout in the decision was just over 80 per cent as there are about 41,000 teachers in the BCTF.
Nicola Valley Teachers’ Union president Peter Vogt said he could not reveal how the strike vote was received in School District 58, but said people he talked to on the picket lines Wednesday were happy about the result. BCTF president Jim Iker said the union is prepared to withdraw services and initiate the strike, a press release announcing the vote’s results stated. “At this point, the BCTF has not served [strike] notice, but we will do so if necessary. If we make the decision to escalate, we will provide three working days’
notice. That means there are still several days left that both sides can hunker down, reach a settlement, avoid a full-scale strike and end the government’s lockout,” Iker said in the press release. The union is obligated under the Labour Relations Board (LRB) to serve 72 hours notice of a strike, meaning the strike could start early next week. Vogt told the Herald the overwhelming approval of a strike should send a clear message to the government that teachers are serious about the labour dispute’s issues.
Rotating strikes this week are continuing as scheduled with teachers in SD58 walking the picket line yesterday — the third day of missed classes for students in the past three weeks. There were no strikes scheduled this past Monday and only School District 61 for Greater Victoria was on strike Tuesday. On Wednesday, 22 of the province’s 60 school districts were on strike. There are 18 school districts striking today and tomorrow. The BCTF announced it was voting on whether or not to implement a full-scale strike after the
LRB upheld the provincial government’s decision to cut teachers’ salaries by 10 per cent in response to their job action. The Ministry of Education recently released an information bulletin on the impact a full-scale strike could have in the event teachers strike in the final weeks of school. For students in kindergarten through Grade 9, schools will be closed and although reports cards will be received, they may be abbreviated.
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Sea cadets set sail on Nicola Lake By Michael Potestio THE HERALD
Atop the cool, black waters of Nicola Lake, sea cadet corps from around B.C. participated in the third annual Anchors Away Interior Nautical Weekend at the Kamloops Sail Association in Quilchena this weekend. Eighty youths aged 12 to 18 attended from corps based in Nelson, Trail, Ashcroft, Kelowna, North Vancouver and Kamloops – the hosting corps, executive officer for No.137 Kamloops Sea Cadets Adam Lundgren told the Herald. Cadets practised and competed in power boating, canoeing, sailing and physical fitness. The corps were broken up into four randomly divided divisions and awards were given out for top cadet – which went to Kamloops cadet Roger Pomeroy – and best division. Kamloops Sea Cadet chief petty officer, first class Daryl-ann Rawluk moved to Kamloops last August from the small
Due to little wind last Saturday afternoon, sea cadets practised their steering and balance with the help of a tow from one of the group’s inflatable motorboats. Michael Potestio/Herald
town of Lorette, Man., just south of Winnipeg. “I was looking for some kind of adventure, I suppose,” Rawluk said. “I grew up in a small town all my life, so I wanted to come somewhere that was a city, but I didn’t really want to stay in Winnipeg or in Manitoba.” She said she decided on Kamloops because her boyfriend, whom she met through the cadets, is from Cache Creek. Growing up in a small town, Rawluk said she had essentially played every sport that was avail-
able and at the age of 12 decided to give sea cadets a try. Rawluk said when she joined sea cadets she was shy, but cadets made her a leader. “I just loved it,” she said. Her passion for the sea cadets is worn on her sleeve – literally. The 18-year-old has two tattoos on the inside of her forearms. The one on right has text surrounding a ship’s steering wheel that reads “Be the one to guide me.” On her left arm is a picture of an
Chief petty officer first class Daryl-ann Rawluk shares the passion she has for the sea cadets by wearing it. Michael Potestio/Herald
anchor with surrounding text that reads “But never hold me down.” “Cadets has been a huge part of my life for the last seven years and made me into the person I am now,” Rawluk said of the steering wheel tattoo’s symbolism. She said the anchor symbolizes the challenge of trying to juggle cadets with the rest of her life. The three-day nautical weekend had all the military structure one would expect. Cadets ate army rations for lunch and camped out in green, military mod tents set up along the shores of the lake. The junior cadets took orders from the seniors who were supervised by officers such as Lundgren. When it comes to sea cadets, Lundgren said youth learn values of citizenship. “It’s all about just making people better in any way possible,” Lundgren said. He said the event’s participation doubled last year’s total of 40.
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United Way donates $38,200 in Merritt By Michael Potestio THE HERALD
The United Way has invested $1.5 million through programs and services of non-profit groups in the Thompson-Nicola Cariboo region, with $38,200 going to initiatives in Merritt. Funds raised through the United Way are invested back into the community by way of a community impact fund council. With guidance from the United Way, the council members, who are all volunteers, review applications for funding and determine where the greatest need is. Danalee Baker, United Way Thompson-Nicola Cariboo director of community impact, said Ask
Wellness received the lion’s share of the donations that went to Merritt with $23,000 for the Fireside Centre. A further $5,000 went to Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Kamloops region for in-school mentoring. The in-school mentoring program recruits high school students who spend one hour once a week with an elementary school student at his or her school. Youth are matched together and it is a nonacademic initiative. The funds sent to Merritt will go toward recruitment initiatives to acquire volunteers, Big Brothers and Big Sisters case worker Sunny Virdee said. The Merritt Integration Project was funded $3,200 to put toward an online resource directory, and
$2,000 went to the Elizabeth Fry Society. The funds for the Elizabeth Fry Society went toward that group’s Rent Bank program, which supplies low-interest loans up to $1,000 to help people who struggle with the banks and typically end up borrowing from high interest payday loan organizations. The $2,000 is being allocated to help people specifically in Merritt, Kamloops Elizabeth Fry Society executive director Louise Richards said. Another $2,000 went to the Nicola Valley Community Gardens Society to hire a co-ordinator and for general operations. The remaining $3,000 was set aside by the United Way for other
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• Canada Post to downsize Merritt office The Crown corporation’s Merritt location has been on its radar for potential downsizing for over a year.
• Navy cadets handed hardware Another year, another review and another set of promotions and awards for the No. 209 Navy League Cadets of Canada Venture.
• Naturalists descend on Nicola Valley Naturalists from across B.C. converged in the Nicola Valley in late May for four days of outings and natural history organized by the hard-working Nicola Naturalist Society members.
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If thunder roars, go indoors June 9 to 15 is Lightning Safety Week During the summer in Canada, lightning strikes on average every three seconds. Besides causing power outages and forest fires, lightning strikes can also seriously injure or kill. The Canadian Lightning Danger Map displays high risk lightning areas in red. These maps are updated at an interval of 10 minutes and are based on recent lightning observations. The Canadian Lightning Danger Map can be found on weather. gc.ca and is accessible on mobile devices. If the map indicates red areas over your location or if you hear thunder, then you are at risk of being struck by lightning. You should go to a safe location, either a building with plumbing and wiring or an all metal vehicle and stay there for 30 minutes fol-
lowing the last rumble of thunder. Why stay inside so long? Research in North America shows that one-third of lightning injuries and fatalities occur in the early stages of a storm, one-third at the peak of a storm and one-third once the peak of the storm has passed by. Are you planning a camping trip this summer? Do you spend time boating or waterskiing? Are you organizing an outdoor public event? Visit the Lightning in Canada website to find the latest lightning preparedness tips and how to stay safe. Environment Canada issues severe thunderstorm watches and warnings when severe weather such as large hail, strong winds, heavy downpours or even tornadoes are possible. When planning
PARCEL TAXES FAQ
I just paid my water, sewer and garbage utilities, is it a duplicate charge? The parcel tax is not to be confused with the residential utility bills, which were distributed at the end of April. The utility bills are for garbage, water and sewer usage from Jan. 1 to June 30.
What does this tax pay for? It is a local service tax for the sewer and water to meet the costs of works and services that benefit land within the municipality.
outdoor activities this summer, it is important to listen to weather forecasts, and to keep an eye on the sky as weather conditions can change quickly. Please contact your regional warning preparedness meteorologist if you have questions or need more information on Lightning Safety Week, on the Canadian Lightning Danger Map or Lightning in Canada.
Warning preparedness meteorologist: 1-866-672-5463 Lightning in Canada website: www.ec.gc. ca/foudre-lightning Canadian Lightning Danger Maps: http://weather.gc.ca/ lightning/index_e.html Remember the lightning safety rule: When thunder roars, go indoors!
Mayor’s DROP IN SESSION WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25
Come down and meet the Mayor. This is your opportunity to bring forth ideas on how we can make Merritt a better place to live and do business, ask questions about something you don’t understand or if something has transpired that you have not received a proper resolution with.
The City of Merritt is seeking Requests for Proposals from qualified proponents for the Merritt Central Park Upgrade Project. This project includes the removal and relocation of the current sand volleyball courts, construction of an outdoor regulation size lacrosse box, and the design and construction of a combination washroom/concession building. Proposal documents may be obtained from the City of Merritt website www.merritt.ca or from Merritt City Hall, 2185 Voght St., Merritt, BC V1K 1B8
There will be an optional site visit on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 10:00am at Merritt Central Park, Voght St. Merritt, BC Proposals must be received in a sealed envelope and labelled: “RFP 06/14 - Merritt Central Park Upgrade Project” by 2:00pm Monday, June 30, 2014 at: Merritt City Hall 2185 Voght St., Merritt, BC
Any and all inquiries must be submitted in writing to: Larry Plotnikoff Leisure Services Manager, City of Merritt email@example.com 250-378-4224 ext. 206 The City of Merritt reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposal, to waive defects in any proposal document and to accept the quote which it may consider to be in the best interests of the City. The lowest cost proposal or any proposal will not necessarily be accepted.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL NICOLA VALLEY MEMORIAL ARENA - HEATER REPLACEMENT RFP 07/14 The City of Merritt is seeking Requests for Proposals from qualified proponents for the installation of new radiant heaters for the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena.
WATERING IS ONLY PERMITTED during the following times:
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Community Room Downstairs at City Hall.
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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL MERRITT CENTRAL PARK PROJECT
6 am - 8 am & 7 pm - 10 pm EVEN ADDRESS: Monday, Wednesday & Friday ODD ADDRESS: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday Midnight am to 4 am EVEN ADDRESS: Monday, Wednesday & Friday ODD ADDRESS: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday THERE IS NO SPRINKLING ALLOWED ON SUNDAY Violations will result in a $50 fine.
Hand watering of plants using a hand held hose with a working springloaded shut-off nozzle or a hand held container is permitted anytime. Please clip-out and keep on your refrigerator to remind of regulations!
Next council meeting: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 Council agendas and minutes at www.merritt.ca
This project includes the removal and disposal of the current heaters and the procurement and installation of new radiant heaters. Proposal documents may be obtained from the City of Merritt website www.merritt.ca or from Merritt City Hall, 2185 Voght St., Merritt, BC V1K 1B8 There will be an optional site visit on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 10:00am at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena, 2075 Mamette Ave, Merritt, BC Proposals must be received in a sealed envelope and labelled: “RFP 07/14 - Nicola Valley Memorial Arena – Heater Replacement Project by 2:00pm, June 26, 2014 at: Merritt City Hall 2185 Voght St., Merritt, BC
Any and all inquiries must be submitted in writing to: Larry Plotnikoff Leisure Services Manager, City of Merritt firstname.lastname@example.org 250-378-4224 ext. 206 The City of Merritt reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposal, to waive defects in any proposal document and to accept the quote which it may consider to be in the best interests of the City. The lowest cost proposal or any proposal will not necessarily be accepted.
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Protecting your family in event of illness DAVID L. BROWN Managing YOUR MONEY It’s easy to feel invincible when you’re healthy – and let’s hope you stay healthy for a long, long time. But what if the unthinkable happens and you become disabled or critically ill? Who would continue to provide the income that supports your family’s lifestyle and provide vital essentials like food and shelter? The right living benefits insurance that fits your needs will provide financial security for the tough times and peace of mind for the good times. Disability insurance can provide a source of income should you become unable to earn
a living because of an injury or accident. Using savings, drawing from your investments held in your RRSP, or going into debt to finance your loss of income can significantly impact your current lifestyle as well as your plans for the future. For business owners, disability insurance is essential to avoid the personal financial losses that can be fatal to your business. The benefits from a personally owned disability plan will be tax-free and will continue during the benefit period while disabled. Critical illness insurance complements the benefits available from a disability plan by paying out a lump sum of money if you contract a specific life-threatening illness, such as cancer, stroke or heart attack. You can use the funds to pay for treatment, subsidize your income or even to pay off your mort-
gage, personal or business loans. Many Canadians assume our healthcare system will pay all their expenses if they become critically ill but some medications aren’t covered, nor are additional expenses like travel, daycare and home care. Long-term care insurance pays out benefits for those requiring home care including medical care, nursing care in the home, homemaker services, respite care for caregivers, and any other costs that may arise during the period of impairment. It is widely assumed that all long-term care services are paid for by the provincial healthcare systems – but this is not the case. The reality is that many necessary services are often in excess of government aid and can add up to $4,000 in monthly long-term care costs. There’s no doubt that living benefits
insurance coverage can help you control your future and protect your family’s financial health. However, the available type of benefits and options can vary – that’s why you should discuss your needs with your professional advisor who can help you get the coverage that’s best for you. This column, written and published by Investors Group Financial Services Inc. (in Quebec – a Financial Services Firm), presents general information only and is not a solicitation to buy or sell any investments. Contact your own advisor for specific advice about your circumstances. For more information on this topic please contact your Investors Group Consultant. Insurance products and services are distributed by I.G. Insurance Services Inc. (in Quebec – a Financial Services Firm). Insurance licence sponsored by The Great-West Life Assurance Company outside of Quebec.
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NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Community Futures Nicola Valley Community Futures Nicola Valley is pleased to advise it is holding it’s Annual General Meeting: When: Wednesday June 18, 2014 Time:12:00 noon Where: 2350 Voght Street (Merritt Desert Inn – Dining Room) Light Refreshments will be served
THANK YOU! We are always amazed by the generosity of the people of Merritt when it comes to supporting our fund raising events. We truly appreciate all the volunteers from Merritt RCMP, Merritt Àre rescue, BC ambulance service, Ammy, Alana & Kim and of course our fantastic Tim Hortons team members. Thank you to all. The funds raised on Camp Day will send more than 15,000 (3 from Merritt) deserving children to camp. Tim Horton Children’s Foundation camps offer a wide range of Àrst-class programs and activities that encourage campers to embrace and overcome challenges. The experience is designed to build self-conÀdence, self-esteem and leadership skills and provide campers with a positive view of their true potential.
THANKS AGAIN! Sandra & Eric Tim Hortons, Merritt.
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HERALD OPINION Gas: the other pipeline showdown By Tom Fletcher BLACK PRESS firstname.lastname@example.org
VICTORIA – The prospect of piping diluted heavy oil across northern B.C. and loading it in tankers has generated significant genuine protests, as well as bursts of celebrity nonsense, rent-a-stunts and instant online petitions. Natural gas pipelines and export terminals, on the other hand, are generally accepted by the public. Premier Christy Clark staked her political future on developing liquefied natural gas exports, and pulled off an upset election win that not even Clark expected. Most of the heat she’s taken on that is focused on her extravagant predictions that LNG will pay off the debt and maybe even get rid of our sales tax. But as I predicted 18 months ago, there’s a shift in the target of professional protesters to natural gas. A reminder of that awaited me on a morning walk to the B.C. legislature during the last week of the May session. At the front gate stood a young woman in a bikini top and shorts, her skin smeared with a dark material, presumably to simulate crude oil. She waved to passing traffic, stretching a banner promoting a website for the “Unist’ot’en camp.” Legislature security intervened to clear the entry walkway before I could ask the protester who was paying her. The fundraising website she was promoting hadn’t been updated since March, but this isn’t the first time this camp has been promoted here. Chevron’s Burnaby oil refinery was also targeted May 30 by protesters who locked themselves to a gate with bicycle locks and chains.
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The great debate of running vs. jogging
Emily Wessel Merritt MUSINGS On Sunday, I did something I have not done since I was a child. I ran in a race. Wait, maybe I jogged in the race. Can you jog in a race? I have a hard time thinking of myself as a “runner.” I don’t know if it’s the fact that I don’t run really fast that holds me back or if I don’t think I’ve been doing it
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for long enough (this is really the first summer that I’ve actually started to like running — or jogging, I don’t know — and so maybe I’m too new at it). But even seasoned runners had to start somewhere before they became seasoned, so why can’t I get over this semantic dilemma? Apparently, this run-jog conundrum I find myself in is not uncommon. I read an interesting blog post on the etymology of the word “jog,” which compiled anecdotal evidence from self-identified runners and joggers that the difference between running and jogging for people varied widely based on intent (racing or recreation), pace (breaking the eightminute-mile or not), pres-
ence of sweat pants, and so on and so forth. I didn’t break the eight-minute-mile rule to qualify as a “runner” but I was racing, technically, and I didn’t wear sweatpants, so I don’t really fit in with the “joggers” either. An about.com thread asking people about the first time they called themselves runners also showed the ambiguity of the term. Some people responded it was when they realized bad weather couldn’t hold them back from an outdoor jaunt, others said it took years and dozens of races before they were comfortable identifying with the term. Some said it was only when they heard someone else refer to them as run-
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ners that they thought maybe it was true. The line between runner and non-runner is totally arbitrary, but I felt I really crossed it when I was in Vancouver a few months ago looking at GPS watches. The woman looking at GPS units next to me asked if I am a triathlete. “Nope,” I said, knowing I intended to use the watch for runs (or jogs). “Runner?” she asked. “Um, yep,” I said sheepishly, with that distinct feeling I was lying before I slunk away in shame. I later giggled at the idea I could’ve got away with telling her I am a triathlete. I’ve never been an athlete, let alone a triple athlete. The stupidest part of this whole thing is that
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I have no problem identifying other people as “runners” or “joggers,” and objectively, I have absolutely no objection to either term. So why can’t I fit in either of them? Through all my research, I’ve deduced that all jogging is running but not all running is jogging, which hasn’t remotely helped me out of this pickle. And I do not like pickles, so I am hereby declaring this pickle a moot one. Anyone who heads out to pound the pavement is, in that time, a runner. It really doesn’t matter if they’re jogging or splicing it with walks or splicing it with sprints. All that matters is putting one foot in front of the other.
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YOUR OPINION Protesters have new target in gas pipelines From Page 6 They also cited the Unist’ot’en camp and their aim to stop the Pacific Trails pipeline. The camp came to my attention last summer, when it was promoted by one of Victoria’s chronic anarchist protesters, a woman who goes by the name Zoe Blunt. Blunt and other southern protesters documented their trip north to support the camp’s stated goal, to stop the Pacific Trails gas pipeline, planned to supply the Chevron-Apache liquefied natural gas terminal near Kitimat. The camp is on Crown land near Smithers. It was established at the end of a one-lane bridge by two members of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation. While that community’s elected council maintains a respectful relationship with the B.C. government, the splinter group that backs the camp has confrontation in mind. The Unist’ot’en website is a jumble of demands and claims that alternates between the Pacific Trails gas pipeline and Enbridge’s Northern Gateway proposal. Like the woman at the legislature, if you want it to be against oil, it’s against oil. A clearer picture of this situation is provided by a relentless blogger named Greg
Renouf, who specializes in investigating protesters across Canada. His blog, genuinewitty.com, should be required reading for reporters who are presented with slick banners and posturing protesters. Renouf follows the money as well as the familiar faces who pop up at protest after protest. In April he reported that the increasingly militant Council of Canadians is supporting the Unist’ot’en camp, along with what he describes as “a host of NGOs, unions, militant anarchists and professional protesters.” They include Harsha Walia, who organized violent protests against the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Meanwhile in the real world, TransCanada Corp. announced last week its subsidiary NovaGas Transmission has signed an agreement with Chevron and Apache for a gas pipeline that will connect to Pacific Trails. It’s one of four gas pipelines TransCanada has in development for what is planned to be the biggest industrial investment in B.C. history. They can smear it with oil, but gas is the protest industry’s latest target. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @ tomfletcherbc
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Slow down around people on the road Dear Editor, On the morning of Sunday, June 8, my husband and I were enjoying a late breakfast outside on our deck when we saw a truck lurch down Voght Street and heard something fall and sound like it was dragging. We didn’t think much of it until the next few vehicles came down and we saw them going around something. Then we heard the crash of glass. We went down to our back fence, looked out and saw a black garbage bag with its contents strewn across one lane of Voght. We decided we’d best get out there and clean it up. I’m not writing this letter because we want any recognition or thanks, but because we both are disconcerted at how many drivers sped by us as we were cleaning up the debris. Here we are with a shovel and a garbage can, cleaning off the street because we don’t want there to be an accident or anyone hurt because of this garbage. In the meantime, Peter (my husband) went to get a broom because I couldn’t get all the glass shards off the street with a
shovel. While he was gone, I kept picking up what glass I could by hand. I was appalled by how many vehicles once again zoomed by me. For the safety of others, please pay attention to what’s on the road around you and please slow down! I want to say a huge thank you to the fellow who stopped his vehicle while Peter and I first got out there to remove the majority of the mess. There was a lineup behind him, but he stayed put. I also want to say thank you to Ray Thompson who actually stopped and said thank you. I appreciate that a lot. As for what I experienced today, I truly appreciate our RCMP, EMTs, road construction workers, and all emergency personnel who work roadside. They are laying their lives down. Regarding the next mess that happens on Voght Street — I’m going to seriously think twice if it’s worth my life to clean it up just so the rest of you can drive safely. Rachelle Vogt Merritt
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Community band tees off on some great music By Ian Webster
IN FINE FORM The Merritt Community Band were at the top of their game while performing at the Quilchena Golf Course on Friday night. Ian Webster/ Herald
Family, friends and even a fewer strangers packed the Quilchena Golf Course clubhouse for the Merritt Community Bandâ€™s 18th Annual â€˜Friday with Friendsâ€™ spring concert and dinner. The lovely new facility, built by local contractor Rick Mettler, proved to be a wonderful setting for a night of delightful music and delicious food. â€œThe venue was beautiful and acoustically very sound,â€? said community band director Colin Kerridge. â€œThe positive energy from the audience was infectious, and helped us to play a lively performance,â€? Kerridge added. Lively indeed. The community band was in fine form as they opened
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Three-year Fireside Centre funding From Page 3 Baker said the threeyear commitment of funding to the Fireside Centre came about because, as a â€œhubâ€? for United Wayâ€™s partners, they wanted to see what three years of funding could produce. â€œWe feel like this model of shared services could really benefit the
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Fathering the fathers Friends & Neighbours Navigating changing family roles
NARAYAN MITRA You Gotta Have FAITH The role of Canadian fathers in a family has seen colossal changes in the last 30 or so years. In the past, fathers were outsiders when babies were born. The man’s role was to chauffeur the expectant mother to the hospital, wait outside the delivery room, and pass out cheers when the doctor declared that mother and child were in the all clear. Today, when babies are born, fathers are expected to be in the delivery room to feel the release of emotion in the birth experience with the mother. He has to experience the joy as well as the bawling on seeing the new life come into the world. Being a parent today also means the dad playing an active role in the daily physical and emotional life of his children. This new code of behaviour means the corporate warriors are supposed to go home to be with their children. And mothers, while still keeping the home fires burning, also have to work outside the home for economic survival as well as advancing their own careers. If men are competent to parent, what stops them from engaging in more family work? While many men may want to be more involved, they have not been prepared for extensive roles in parenting, either through family socialization or formal education. In our post-industrial culture, getting back to the involved father role demands an act of pio-
neering for most men. Men must figure out how to balance breadwinner and nurturer roles and bring up the next generation with values that will serve the kids well. This requires a leap not only in conscious attitudes and behaviours, but also the implicit gut-level assumptions about what is appropriate for the children. What does the church have to say to men today that will help them make the leap into fatherhood? The most important resource for helping a man become a caregiving father is probably sitting right next to him in the pew. Some pre-parenting support at the church and community levels could help both the parents to prepare. Changing behaviour by helping men realize the benefits to their own psychological health is a good first step for churches to
take. Not only do men who are involved in day-to-day care of children reap real benefits, but their children are helped by male nurturing as well. Benefits for the children of caregiving fathers are well documented. Fathers provide a distinct model of male behaviour for children which is different from mothers. Children who have a caregiving father have advantages over those with traditional fathers. Adjusting our perceptions of how families work does not necessarily mean altering church doctrines or Biblical theology. However, discovering how the community our church serves has altered may call for adaptation of style and behaviour. Taking the time to consider what we can do to help individuals meet new expectations will make our congrega-
tions a place of leadership in the community. Patterns help predict the future. The future includes men with their children. That is good news for husbands, wives and children. Being relevant to busy couples who want to put family first means helping them move beyond the traditional role models of the 1950s and move with the new needs of families in the 21st century. Having church leaders who are aware of the importance of men in childbearing will help in the understanding of new patterns. If the church updates the caricature of families past with the realities of families in the present, it will give the church the opportunity to continue influencing them in the future. Narayan Mitra is the pastor of the Merritt Baptist Church. firstname.lastname@example.org
SCIDES teacher movin’ on up By Emily Wessel THE HERALD
With a solid and still expanding network of people behind her, Colleen Mullin is ready to take the reigns as principal of Kengard Learning Centre (KLC) this August. Mullin, who’s currently a teacher at the South Central Interior Distance Education School (SCIDES) based at KLC, takes over the role from long-time educator Al MackaySmith on Aug. 1. “I’m starting to job shadow now, so that’s a huge asset to the school for me to gain that knowledge ahead of time so I’m more informed when I hit the ground running,” she said. Mullin met with education bigwigs in Victoria on Monday and has been visiting other distance education schools around the province in order to expand the school’s support network. “I met with the people in charge,” she said. Mullin joined School District 58 in January 2012 as a teacher at Coquihalla Middle School with 12 years in education in Fort St. James behind her. That September, when the district was forced to
SCIDES teacher Colleen Mullin is stepping into a new role this August as principal at Kengard Learning Centre. Emily Wessel/Herald
education, it seems, and same with up north. You don’t go to be a teacher up north because you’re isolated and you have less resources.” While fewer resources is a challenge, in a way it is also an opportunity, Mullin said. “It’s hard to reach out and collaborate with other educators, so you tend to develop a stronger family here,” she said. The biggest opportunity she sees lies in continuing to develop personalized curricula for students.
close the school due to declining enrolment, Mullin moved over to SCIDES. It was as a teacher at SCIDES that Mullin got to explore her passion for personalized education. The New Brunswick native said she finds plenty of similarities between working in education in Merritt and in the northern city of Fort St. James, with a population of about 2,000 located 160 kilometres northwest of Prince George. “You come to Merritt for a reason. They genuinely have a more sincere philosophy of
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â€œTo really tailor education for each student and make it unique to them and build a program around them that meets their needs is our opportunity. â€œYou can do school at your home, you can come in three days a week, you can do half a morning, you can do whatever you want,â€? she said. Another of her goals is to increase KLCâ€™s enrolment from within the district. Currently, about 20 per cent of KLCâ€™s students come from within the district, with the remaining 80 per cent of the student body is made up of students from around the province and even B.C. residents who live out of the country. She said SCIDES is different from a lot of distance education programs around B.C. because itâ€™s not simply automated emails or anonymous assignment
evaluators â€” itâ€™s real people who check in and monitor their studentsâ€™ progress. Because of that personalization, the small staff at SCIDES has a big workload, she said. â€œWe fill a niche, definitely,â€? she said. Though this is her first foray into educational administration, Mullin has had active leadership roles in other areas, including on boards of non-profit societies, and as a leader of a group that started a recycling program in Fort St. James. Locally, Mullin acted as race director for the 2014 Merritt Country Run. She brings to the role a masters degree in education with a focus on curriculum development, leadership and administration. â€œI see myself bringing people together and finding peopleâ€™s attributes, their specialties, their gifts and igniting the fire in them,â€? she said.
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We often say or hear others say “that’s just the way I am.” This reflects the belief that there are certain traits of temperament about which we can do little. If efforts to change have been unsuccessful, that reaffirms our belief that some qualities are attributes we will have for life. This is not really the
case. In fact, scientists are suggesting that a combination of conscious choice, willpower and practice can actually re-wire the brain to overcome inborn tendencies. Consider those who have been addicted to cigarettes or alcohol. These substances are both physically and psychologically addicting. Yet, countless individuals have changed their patterns and given up these substances. If it is possible
to overcome addictive tendencies and change addictive behaviours, then it is also possible to change attitudes and responses. Whether we are talking about negative thinking, anger, selfcentredness, argumentativeness, low self-esteem, impatience, judging others or any other thought or behaviour pattern that does not serve us, it is possible to change. Often people are motivated to
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Tips for doing yard tasks safely this summer DR. COLIN GAGE Spinal COLUMN Have you noticed how the spring weather triggers many people’s primal residential urges to pull weeds, plant flowers, and get the garden started? In my office, the spring weather also signifies something. It is the onset of an influx of people coming into my office with a sore back as a result of working too long and hard in their yard. In order to prevent this from happening, please be conscious of the following tips while gardening or doing yard tasks. First of all, give your muscles a chance to warm up before working in the yard or garden. Practice stretching with the various movements
you will be performing while working in the yard. Another option is to take a 10 to 15-minute brisk walk around the block to warm up your muscles. When using a hedge trimmer, keep your back straight and use short side to side strokes to avoid repetitive excessive rotation of your upper and lower back. Wide, sweeping side to side motions will irritate the joints of your spine. Make sure the shoulder straps are at least a few inches wide and ideally they are padded. Otherwise, the shoulder straps will dig into the muscles of your shoulders and neck. Pause after three to five minutes. Keep overhead work to five-minute episodes. This is especially true if you are holding a hedge trimmer or some other weighted tool above your head. Avoid extreme reaching with one arm. Not only is this stressful on your shoulder, but it can result in a fall if you are on a
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5th Annual Merritt Country Run a winner By Ian Webster THE HERALD
Over 300 participants and their entourages converged on Voght Park Sunday morning for the 5th Annual Merritt Country Run. Mother Nature once again co-operated, as near-perfect race conditions resulted in some outstanding performances and a great deal of fun in the sun. “I thought it was a great day,” said race director Colleen Mullin, who has taken over from event founder and driving force Mary Jorgensen. “We had a very strong committee this year, and everything just sort of came together.” On behalf of her committee, Mullin was quick to express her gratitude to the community-at-large for all its generous support in making the Merritt Country Run a success. “Practically everything that was done for the race was done locally,” she said. “We had so many in-kind donations and forms of assistance from individuals, groups and businesses.” It’s the communityfeeling that surrounds the annual event that makes it so special, according to Mullin. “We’re one of the last two or three runs in the province that is still
being operated as a nonprofit society with all proceeds staying within the community. All the other races have been bought up by big [event] companies.” One hundred per cent of the net profits from the annual Merritt Country Run are donated toward the Jumpstart program for local youth. The MCR total is matched by Canadian Tire. Local runners made their presence felt in this year’s Country Run as Merrittonians past and present won three of the day’s races. Current residents Mark Nendick, 36, and Cari Barquest, 53, swept the men’s and women’s 10-kilometre event. West Kelowna’s Stephanie Lisle, 39, who grew up in Merritt, placed first in the women’s 21K race. Other notable finishes by Merritt participants were Merrill Livesey (3rd, 5K women), Charmen Thoms (2nd, 10K women) along with Shaun Kuzio and Ravi Singh (2nd and 3rd respectively, 21K men). There were plenty of inspirational stories surrounding Sunday’s Country Run, including Fast Eddy from Kamloops (see below) who finished fifth in the 10K run on Sunday while pushing a threewheeled transport buggy.
FAST EDDY: A Man on a Mission You could say Eddy Dostaler (right) is driven. The energetic 25-year-old from Kamloops with the nickname ‘Fast Eddy’ has a dream, a vision, and he plans to do something about it. In 2015, Dostaler will embark on a 354-day unassisted run across Canada and back — a distance of over 21,000 kilometres — in a campaign to raise awareness and money for both the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. The two-way trip across our vast nation in one go has never been accomplished before. “If we set our minds to it, we can accomplish anything,” said Dostaler in a press release. “Maybe we don’t solve Alzheimer’s or breast cancer tomorrow or in 10 years. But if we stand up and make the effort, anything is possible.” Dostaler was inspired to take on his personall challenge by two childhood heroes — Terry Fox and Rick Hansen — by his grandmother, who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and by the recent passing of a revered college professor of his. “I want to show people that no matter what happens in this world, we can overcome the hurdles,” says Dostaler. “Our actions will be heard. I believe together we can beat anything.” Ian Webster/Herald
Will Rodgers, a 55-year-old ultramarathon competitor from Vancouver, rode his bike to Merritt on Saturday, competed in the 21K race Sunday morning and rode back to the Coast that afternoon. Rodgers is scheduled to compete in an Ultraman event in Penticton in August that includes double-Ironman distances. “I think the Begin to Run program here in Merritt definitely needs to be mentioned,” said Mullin. “Many of the members of this year’s group started out their training just walking. They weren’t able to run a kilometre. This weekend, they ran five kilometres, some even 10. They’re pretty special individuals.” The Begin to Run program, which is led by Merritt Country Run personnel, has spawned the creation of the Merritt Country Kickers — a group of local runners committed to continuing their training and entering other events around the province. Youth were well represented at this year’s Merritt Country Run with another successful two-lap event for the wee tots, and lots of participation by
2014 MERRITT COUNTRY RUN TOP FINISHERS 5K - Male 1. Tristan Sandhu, Vancouver 17:41 2. Craig Asselstine, New Westminster 21:17 3. Sho Irie, Princeton 21:20 5K - Female 1. Chantel Jeffrey, Blind Bay 2. Faryn Brown, Kamloops 3. Merrill Livesey, Merritt
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21K - Female 1. Stephanie Moore, West Kelowna 1:51:44 2. Anna Sember, Merritt 1:55:53 3. Kelly Donaldson, Merritt 1:58:30
Complete results will be published in the Tuesday, June 17 edition of the Merritt Herald local elementary school students in the longer distances. If this year’s successful event is any indication, things are only going to get bigger and better for the Merritt Country Run. A job well done!
CHAMPIONS (Top right) Ryan Pidhirniak, 26, from Kamloops raises a hand as he crosses the finish line first in the 21K race at the Merritt Country Run on Sunday. (Right) Local winners included Stephanie Lisle, now living in West Kelowna, Mark Nendick and Cari Barquest. (Below) Will Gregoire, 12, gets some encouragement at the finish of the 5K run from his little sister Everleis, 5, and fellow participant Brenda Curnow. Ian Webster/Herald
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OTTERS INVITATIONAL highlights busy sports weekend
POOLSIDE CHAT New Merritt Otters Swim Club coaches Chelsea Harris (left) and Deidra Holmwood flank a contingent of young swimmers at practice on Monday of this week. The Merritt club will host over 250 swimmers from nine Interior communities at the Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre on the weekend. Ian Webster/Herald THE HERALD
Close to 250 young swimmers, representing nine different Interior clubs, will descend upon the Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre this weekend for the annual Merritt Otters Swim Club Invitational. The local club hopes to have as many as 45 of its own swimmers taking part in the home meet, including close to a dozen first-time competitors. This year’s Otters club is coached by Chelsea Harris and Deidra Holmwood. “Chelsea is from Salt Spring Island and Deidra comes from Lumby,” said swim club president Kylie Thomas. “They’re both very experienced in coaching, and have solid backgrounds in swimming.” Thomas went on to add that this year’s registration has seen an influx of youngsters between the ages of six and 10. “There’s lots of boys, which is nice to see from the gender-equity perspective,” she added with a laugh. Races start at 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Spectators are most welcome. There will be a full concession on both days, run by the Merritt Centennials Booster Club. “And for those dads looking for something to do on Sunday morning, the Booster Club will be serving up a Father’s Day pancake breakfast.” Over at the Merritt rodeo grounds in Collettville, a Little Britches rodeo will
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be taking place on both Saturday and Sunday. Young cowboys and cowgirls from the Nicola Valley and throughout south-central B.C. will be competing in traditional rodeo events such as barrel racing, goat tying, pole bending, breakaway and dummy roping, steer riding and chute dogging. Action at the rodeo grounds begins at 10 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday. The Shulus arena will be the site of plenty of lacrosse on the weekend as a total of nine games are slated for Saturday and Sunday. The Nicola Valley Thunder bantams will continue their quest for a berth at this year’s Provincials with a doubleheader against the Penticton Heat on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
and 1:30 p.m. The Thunder peewees take to the floor at 12 noon against Kelowna, while the Nicola Valley novices entertain North Okanagan at 3 p.m. On Sunday, a novice mini-tournament is taking place with four teams squaring off in a series of round robin games. The Nicola Valley novices
play their games at 11:30 a.m. against Kamloops and at 4 p.m. versus Shuswap. Also on Sunday, the Nicola Valley Dirt Riders’ annual Bar Bender Classic motorcycle races are set to run at the Shumway Lake trails, located 10 km up Aberdeen Road in Lower Nicola. Onsite registration for
the Bar Bender begins at 8 a.m. Races start at 11 a.m. and continue through until approximately 3 p.m., followed by awards. For more information on the Bar Bender, contact Scott Dearden at 3783502.
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Annual General Meeting WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2014 7 pm @ Merritt Civic Centre All executive positions are up for nomination and election. FIRST-TIMER Eight-year-old Kendra Marklund is one of almost a dozen Otters swimmers who will be making their competitive debut at this weekend’s meet. Ian Webster/Herald
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When Jesus talked to His disciples about the conditions that would exist and be a sign of the end and His return, Jesus mentioned the strange weather and the changes in the Earth’s conditions.
with my son, the health care is big business and some people make a lot of money with it. Do you see that we are caught in the middle of things? What we eat, drink, smoke, or chew is big business for those who supply it and it too is big money.
As we look at the weather we’ve had so far this year, it has been different that What do we put into our minds? How normal. The weather forecast is that it will do we think? get worse with floods and droughts, storms, I used to play a bit of hockey. I loved fires. Crops could be affected and that it. It was not a big money game, just fun. could raise the prices of food. Now I watch the odd game and it bothers Jesus also mentioned that there would me how the players treat each other. The be increased health problems. Just look game is so rough. The players get points for around at you can see that it is everywhere. how they treat the others. When there is a Much of our health problems are caused by fight, the crowd cheers. The poor players. what we take into our bodies. Look what They may get hauled away on a stretcher? we do if it tastes good or makes us feel There are head injuries, like Sidney Crosby’s good. We eat it or drink it in abundance. If concussion. These things could cause everybody does it, we don’t take the time problems when the players get older. to consider what it does to our body, the What is the big thing that is behind all one body that the good Lord gave us. this?? It is money! And is that what the When we are not well we go to the Creator, the Provider wants for His people, Doctor and we get medicines from them. His children? One day this will all come to But here in the USA, where I currently live an end.
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18 â€˘ THURSDAY, June 12, 2014 WHATâ€™S HAPPENING IN THE NICOLA VALLEY
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Fall Fair Building Lindley Creek Road. Satudays 9 to 3. Sundays 10 to 2. June 21 & 22, July 5 & 6, July 19 & 20, August 2 & 3, August 9 & 10. Over 80 tables of treasures and more. Donations gratefully accepted only during yard sales hours above or Sunday 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Info at 3782303 or 378-6773
Farmerâ€™s / Flea Market. Every Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Clemes Hall
NICOLA VALLEY WOMENS INSTITUTE Is having a garage sale Saturday June 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., raising money for local scholarship. Donations welcome, items in working order. No clothing please. 1455 Quilchena Ave. For info call 250-378-2305
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Nicola Valley Farmers Market 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. every Saturday rain or shine, in the parking lot beside the Baillie House. Come down and enjoy fresh home grown veggies, flowers, baking, arts and crafts made and grown here in our Nicola Valley. A great place to socialize and enjoy the day. Vendors call Market Manager: Lang Mackenzie 250-939-8605 or Sue 250-378-2031
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED ABORIGINAL DAY VOLUNTEERS Aboriginal Day June 21 at Voght Park 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Would you like to learn how to put a teepee up, volunteers needed call Conayt 250-378-5107
ested in becoming a part of our Corps please contact us. Ellen 250-280-6944, Debra 250-2804086 or email at nlccventure@ gmail.com
The Navy League is in need of officerâ€™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 inter-
Fresh strawberry sale. Already chopped and ready to use or freeze. Pay by June 14. Call 250-378-0349 or email email@example.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.
between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Everyone welcome to stop in and see their work.
MARVELLOUS MUTTS Marvellous Mutts & 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
NV REMOTE CONTROL FLYER 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.
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COURTHOUSE ART GALLERY The Valley Visual Arts (VVA) will be holding a weekly creative art session, in the artists room at the Art Gallery, every Thursday
1899 Quilchena Ave. Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Sundays for children ages 4 to 8 years. Children learn of Godâ€™s love through stories, music, crafts
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.
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. 250-3785925 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. 250-3784172 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. Womenâ€™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 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 250-3786788 Rotary Club of Merritt Every Thursday - Noon Brambles Bakery Cafe. 250-3785535 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 Seniorsâ€™ 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. Anglican Church Hall Al 378-7402 Jack 378-2662 Ska-Lu-La Workshop Al - 250-378-7402 Ted - 250-378-4195
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CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Tuesdays 7 p.m. Seniorsâ€™ 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. 2050 Merritt Ave. 250-378-2095 Merritt Lions Club First & Third Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Best Western - Hanâ€™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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Merrittâ€™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
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Archery Practice Tuesday 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Gun Range Contact BJ Moore for more info 250-280-0304 Brownies Mondays 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Central School - 250-315-7410 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 250-3782776 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. 250378-6212. Girl Guides Wednesdays 5:30 -7:00 p.m. Central School - 250-936-8298 Ladiesâ€™ Curling League Wednesdays 6 & 8 p.m. Call 250-378- 8175 or 250-3784917 Living With Loss Support Group No meeting in June, July, & August. Support still available. Call Marilyn at 250-378-3513 Merritt Curling Club For League Information 250-378-4423 Merritt Duplicate Bridge Club
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Vernon Howard Rambo Born December 4th, 1929 Died June 5th, 2014 When Vern was 15 years old he hopped a train and headed west from Saskatchewan. He spent many years all over Vancouver Island as a logger. He lived in Port Coquitlam, retired. Then seeking adventure moved to Tumbler Ridge, meeting many good friends, one being his wife Helen Clark. It was then he acquired a family, that he enjoyed so much. Vern also spent time woodworking, he took great pride in using only the proper hammer or chisel to do the job. Vern was a kind and generous man, always a gentleman. Vern leaves his loving wife Helen, Elaine (Jim) Haywood-Farmer, Ron Clark, sister Frieda Hinds of Saskatchewan, nephews and nieces and many grand children and great grandchildren. A special thank you to Grandchildren Andy and Terri and also all the staff of the Coquihalla House and Interior Health.
Mildred Lockhart Nov 9, 1921 - May 30, 2014
We regret to announce the passing of Mildred (Mom, Grandma) at Talarico Place, Castlegar BC. Mildred was pre decrease by her husband Peter in 2004, daughter Valerie in 1999, grandson Don in 1994. Mom is survived by her son Rick(Pat) of Castlegar, Granddaughter Lori(Ray Grenkow) Portage of Prairie Manitoba. Louise(Ivan Lewis) Castlegar. Craig Lockhart(Alberta) Ray Cooper(Lower Mainland) Tom & Darren Wallace(Ontario) Chosen granddaughter Shannon (Len Libratore) Princeton. Numerous greats and great great grandchildren. A celebration of Mildreds life will be held at the Balaire Restaurant banquet room in Princeton on July 5th at 1:00pm. Family internment to follow. Mom's request in lieu of Æowers, donations can be made to the W.I. in either Merritt or Princeton.
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Lower Nicola Indian Band Department: PUBLIC & CAPITAL WORKS Position: MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN ASSISTANT Reporting to and under the direction of the Public Works Clerk, the Maintenance Technician Assistant is responsible for assisting in water sampling, minor repairs and maintenance to community buildings and updating and maintaining the Public Works Àling system.
Areas of responsibility: • Performs all duties and responsibilities in accordance with Lower Nicola Indian Band policies and procedures; • Gather water samples, including analyzing, documenting, sealing, packaging and sending to Provincial Health Authorities; • Conducting minor repairs and maintenance to LNIB buildings; • Updating, maintaining and improving Public Works Àling system; Required qualiÀcations • Grade 12 graduation or equivalent • Knowledge and experience in general maintenance and repair; • Good interpersonal skills to deal effectively with people; • Good communication and organizational skills; • Good computer skills; • Knowledge of general work safe procedures; • Possess WHMIS certiÀcate (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System); • Physically able to meet the demands of bending, lifting and twisting positions; • Must have a class 5 driver’s license, mandatory; • Interest in pursuing a career in Construction and/or Public Works Àeld. If you possess the necessary qualiÀcations and skills, please forward your cover letter, resume and salary expectations, in the strictest conÀdence, by July 4, 2014, to: Lower Nicola Indian Band Human Resources Department 181 Nawishaskin Lane Merritt, B.C., V1K 0A7 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: (250) 378-6188 Please insert Maintenance Technician Assistant into email subject heading.
20 • THURSDAY, June 12, 2014 COMMUNITY SUPPORT WORKER Interior Community Services-Merritt is looking to hire casual Community Support Workers for our Community Inclusion programs which provide individualized support for adults with disabilities to access the community and develop life skills. The support worker accompanies and supervises individuals to participate in activities and opportunities that enhance independence and conÀdence, build relationships and social skills, improve physical and emotional health, and encourage meaningful and rewarding community connections. Successful candidates will have a Community and School Support Worker certiÀcate or related education and recent related experience. Current CPR-C and Foodsafe certiÀcations are required. Frequent travel is required. Must have a valid Class V driver’s license, safe driving record and own reliable vehicle. Please submit resume to: email@example.com The full job posting is available at www.interiorcommunityservices.bc.ca
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High School Science Marker Required: The South Central Interior Distance Education School is looking for a contract marker for grade 10, 11 and 12 Science courses.
Reporting to and under the direction of the Public Works Clerk, the Grounds Maintenance Worker is responsible for the general upkeep, lawn maintenance and landscaping duties for the Lower Nicola Indian Band properties.
The successful candidate must have: r An excellent understanding of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. r A degree in Science would be an asset but is not a requirement.
Areas of responsibility: • Performs all duties and responsibilities in accordance with Lower Nicola Indian Band policies and procedures; • Performs grass mowing, raking, weeding gardens, watering lawns, pruning trees; • Maintains lawns and grass along roadsides; • Operates and maintains power mowers and other landscaping equipment; • Performs other manual duties to clean and maintain landscaped environments; Required qualiÀcations • Must be a student going back to school; • Knowledge and experience in general lawn and landscape maintenance; • General knowledge and experience with lawn mower, weed eater and landscaping equipment; • Good interpersonal skills to deal effectively with people; • Knowledge of general work safe procedures; • Possess WHMIS certiÀcate (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System), preferred; • Physically able to meet the demands of bending, lifting and twisting positions; • Must have a class 5 driver’s license, mandatory; If you possess the necessary qualiÀcations and skills, please forward your cover letter, resume and salary expectations, in the strictest conÀdence, by June 13, 2014, to: Lower Nicola Indian Band Human Resources Department 181 Nawishaskin Lane Merritt, B.C., V1K 0A7 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: (250) 378-6188 Please insert Maintenance Technician Assistant into email subject heading.
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