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The Nicolapublic Valleyworks Shelter Society Merritt’s is ready to open the doors department will make use ofto a newly-designated winter shelter upgraded equipment and plows onbetter Nicolarespond snow storms to this year.


HEART HALLOWEEN A SPOOKY GOOD TIME There were games, prizes, cool costumes, a haunted house — of course — a collected more than MERRITT CENTENNIALS staff and players, along with and community volunteers, whole lot of candy at the well attended City of ofMerritt The 2017 edition had the best attendance 6,000 pounds food Spooktacular. during the inaugural Hockey for Heart food drive on Dec. 2 . STORY /PAGE 18 on record with 1,100 people taking part in the annual Halloween event held on Oct. 20. Michael Potestio/Herald

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Staff shake up at Merritt city hall

Three senior positions on city staff now vacant or filled by interim directors. Cole Wagner THE MERRITT HERALD

The City of Merritt appointed an interim chief administrative officer after announcing that Shawn Boven would no longer be serving in the role. Sheila Thiessen, the city’s director of finance and IT, will serve as the interim CAO, stated a news release from the city on Nov. 30. “Council has decided to move in a different direction with the city,” stated the release. “We wish him all the best in his future endeavours.” Mayor Linda Brown said the decision to fire Boven was made because of “irreconcilable differences.” “During the last election, this council was given an overwhelming and supportive mandate from the community to create change and move the community forward,” said

Brown. “It became clear that this change in direction required a change in the top position.” Boven had served in the role since being named interim CAO in 2015. City council had engaged a consulting group to help with a search for a permanent hire, but called it off after deciding to appoint Boven to the role permanently. Thiessen will occupy the office on an interim basis for a three month term, though that time frame could be extended if a suitable permanent hire isn’t found, said Brown. “Three months is probably unrealistic to find a new CAO so we may end up having to extend that,” Brown told the Herald. “I’m still keen on looking at a new CAO, and three months, like I said, is pretty short term.” A comprehensive review of the city’s inner workings will still go ahead, despite the shake up in the CAO’s


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office, said Brown. Councillors voted in favour of the review at the regular council meeting on Nov. 13, removing a restriction which would have set a $40,000 limit on the study. A staff satisfaction survey will be a part of the top-to-bottom review, said

Brown. City staff “are wondering ‘What are we going to do next?’ I think if we give them the assurance that we’re making the right moves, then they will come on board,” said Brown. One concern for Brown was the number of senior staff positions which

remain vacant, or are being filled on an interim basis. “Council has given the approval for hiring clerical staff to help Sheila through this double role,” said Brown. “It is going to be difficult and all we can do at this point is to bring in help for her.”


Dispute over logging access escalates as band blocks road Aspen Planers logging trucks turned around after Upper Nicola Band sets up overnight road block. Dara Hill THE MERRITT HERALD

Upper Nicola Band (UNB) members say don’t want to set up another road block on their reserve if they can avoid it. A blockade was set up by 16 UNB members as Aspen Planers logging trucks attempted to pass

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through the band’s reserve around 2:00 a.m. on Nov. 27. Moving forward, both the logging company and the band said they are committed to building trust and communication to resolve conflict regarding logging operations on crown land in UNB’s traditional territory. Aspen Planers vice president

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land that we have a legal cutting permit to act on,” he said. The land Aspen Planers sources timber from is owned by the province, but resides within UNB’s traditional territory. Access to that land runs through the band’s reserve. Rose said his company is not clear on what issues UNB members would like to be addressed. Band councillor Brian Holmes told the Herald the concerns are cultural in nature and he feels more consultation with the band is required. “We do not have any clarity that our concerns are going to be addressed,” he said.

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Staff say new equipment has them in good shape. Dara Hill THE MERRITT HERALD

Christmas came early for the City of Merritt’s public works department. Following a petition for better snow and ice removal presented to council at a regular meeting on Nov. 13, the Herald stopped by the public works yard in Merritt to check out the city’s snow removal gear. Staff showed off their new equipment, which included a multidirectional front plow purchased for $15,000. The blade, which is mounted onto one of the city’s existing trucks, allows them to get into tough spots because it can be adjusted to plow in multiple directions via a joystick inside the vehicle, said Andrew U’Ren, the city’s roads and solid waste supervisor. “So it will be great for cul-de-sacs, parking lots, anything that is a little bit tricky — this thing can do a better job,” he said, adding the city now has three plows in their fleet, plus a grader. “This will give us another plow, another option. Last year because there was so much snow we were swamped just about every time there was a snowfall and this just gives us another tool.” For the first time, the city also has their own covered salt and sand storage facility in the public works yard, which should increase operational efficiency, said Merritt’s chief administrative officer Shawn Boven, before he was relieved of his duties on Nov. 30. Staff will no longer have to travel to the Godey Creek gravel pit and wait in line with VSA Highway Maintenance trucks to load up. The city is also focusing in on their anti-icing system.

They have purchased upgraded brine equipment which they have attached to one of their crane trucks. “The bottom line is that we had a very antiquated system, so this is a much more professional, commercial design — similar to what VSA uses,” U’Ren said. “We get much better pressure from the nozzle and that gives us better coverage on the roads.” Finally, staff are in the process of constructing a facility to mix their own brine — a solution of three parts water to one part salt. “So we can do it for about the half the price that we currently pay for it now,” U’Ren said, noting they also add beet juice to their brine mixture as it lowers the effective temperature of the product from approximately -8 degrees to -26. “Juice is not something we have the ability to make or mix so we still have to buy that from VSA.” When asked if the city would need to

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increase their budget for snow removal in order to appease the concerned residents behind the recent petition, Boven said costs are often associated with a service level increase, but he’s confident in the city’s ability to manage removal this winter. “Right now when we respond to a snow event we put all avail-

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Ornithology and hockey Last week, BC Hockey’s board of directors discussed the possibility of moving Cole Wagner away from COLE’S NOTES the current naming convention for its age categories. Which means the days of playing atom, bantam, peewee or (most importantly) midget hockey may soon be over. Thankfully, Timbits, being separate from BC Hockey, will presumably be spared from the overhaul, preserving the name of a true Canadian institution (toddlers falling over each other on the ice at intermission). The change would follow the example of other sports organizations, which have moved to eliminate “midget” from their lexicons, recognizing that the word is considered a derogatory term. Lest I be beset with internet comments outraged at the latest example of PC culture’s overreach, I can remember mainstream backlash against the term going back to days of the Austin Powers’ franchise — 1999. So the word has likely been considered offensive to those it targets for much longer. First of all, kudos to BC Hockey and other sports organizations for following through on this language change. It is a simple matter from an administrative standpoint, but a small step towards introducing inclusive language is a move towards making sport more welcoming for everyone from all walks of life. And the move is being applauded by an organization which represents Canadian athletes with dwarfism: the Dwarf Athletic Association of Canada (DAAC).


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Brexit vote: best two out of three? The five-day debate in the British parliament on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal with the European Union did not start well for her. Everybody knows GWYNNE DYER that she hasn’t got The international the votes to pass the STAGE deal, but it turned out that she hasn’t got the votes for lots of other things either. It’s a rotten deal because it was bound to be. The EU is 27 other countries with a population seven times that of the United Kingdom, so it was always going to have the upper hand in negotiations.  It played hardball in the talks because it needed to demonstrate that Britain would be worse off by leaving. Otherwise other members might also decide they could ‘cherrypick’ the bits of the EU they liked and skip the rest.  So the EU countries stuck together, and May’s government was forced to choose between a ‘no-deal’ Brexit that would cause chaos in the UK and the lousy deal that the EU offered her instead. In a moment of sanity,

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she chose the latter. The deal leaves Britain still part of the common market the Brexiters wanted to quit and still paying into the EU budget, but no longer with any voice in the EU’s decisions. Moreover, Britain can only exit that halfway house with the consent of the EU. That consent will only be forthcoming if May can somehow find a way to keep the border between Northern Ireland (a part of the UK) and the Republic of Ireland (which will remain an EU member) ‘invisible.’ Until then, Britain must stay in the customs union. So May’s deal leaves the UK half-in and half-out of the EU, “shackled to a radiator” until such time as it comes up with a magical solution to that border conundrum. In fact, there is none: the Good Friday agreement that ended the war in Ireland assumed that both the UK and the Irish Republic would remain EU members, and it cannot survive a full rupture of that relationship. May’s deal was therefore never going to make it through parliament. Those who don’t want Brexit (at least half the members of the House of Commons) will vote against it, but so will the real Brexiters, who see it as a betrayal of their fantasy. And if party discipline is going to collapse anyway, then you might as well vote

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for what you actually want. May lost three votes in parliament on Monday, which gravely undermined the authority of her government. The most important was one that took away her freedom to decide what to do next if (or rather when) her deal is voted down. Now, PARLIAMENT decides what to do next — and it could choose a number of courses, including a second referendum on Brexit. The second referendum has become the unicorn of British politics, a fabled beast that never shows up in real life, but there are unicorn droppings all over the Houses of Parliament this week. As the fantasies fade and reality bites, the members of House of Commons (of whom a majority always supported ‘Remain’, even if many hid their views in order to survive politically) have become an extraordinarily volatile group. There are half a dozen possible outcomes to the parliamentary manoeuvring of this week, ending with the decisive vote on May’s deal next Tuesday, but several of them would probably lead to a second referendum that might reverse the Brexit vote of June, 2016.

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by providing financial assistance for low income individuals who need to travel for cancer treatment. Additionally, if you need to fly to treatment, CCS continues to connect people with cancer with Hope Air, which provides free travel for people with cancer who meet their eligibility guidelines (see for more information). We understand that a cancer diagnosis can make you feel alone and raise many questions and concerns, whether you are living with cancer yourself or caring for someone who is. CCS also offers a number of non-transportation related programs to help support Canadians living with cancer. Through our Cancer Information Service, CCS can connect you with cancer information specialists who can answer your questions and provide reliable cancer information. For more information on any of the programs or services, or if you have any questions about cancer, please call us at 1-888-939-3333 or visit Andrea Seale Executive Director, Canadian Cancer Society British Columbia & Yukon

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Remainers have advantage in fight From Page 6 And the European Court of Justice’s advocate-general has just ruled that the UK could, if it wishes, just drop its application to leave without needing the permission of other EU members. It would be a remarkable result: three years of huffing and puffing about ‘sovereignty’, followed by a meek resumption of Britain’s (quite advantageous) position in the EU. Of course, the angry Leavers would cry ‘Foul!’ and demand yet another referendum — ‘Best of Three’ — or they could just take to the streets.

There are frequent veiled threats in the right-wing press that any thwarting of the Brexit dream by a second referendum could result in blood in the streets. That may be so, although it’s more likely to be another of those ‘Project Fear’ campaigns that have disfigured the entire Brexit process. In any case, if it should ever come to street-fighting, the Remainers would win easily. They are, on average, thirteen years younger than the Brexiters. Gwynne Dyer’s new book is ‘Growing Pains: The Future of Democracy (and Work)’.

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From Page 6 “I’m actually wonderfully encouraged that they’re taking this approach and that it’s getting this much traction,” DAAC director Allan Redford told CTV News. “I’m very, very pleased.” But as someone who counts sports, language and effective naming conventions as his top three passions in life, there are plenty of other reasons to love this move as well. Derogatory and outdated terms aside, the names for hockey’s age categories make little to no sense to begin with. Players move from novice (someone who is an amateur at something) to atom (tiny particles which make up a molecule). Right away, across the very first two age divisions, we’re switching from the divisions describing skill (novice) to size (atom). Problematic, sure. But then we dive right off the deep end when kids move up to peewee — which is either a reference to a semi-disgraced children’s entertainer, or ‘pewee,’ “a North American tyrant flycatcher with dark olive-gray plumage and a call that sounds like ‘pee-a-wee.’” Stick taps to Google for the second definition. (Side note, was the name ‘tyrant flycatcher’ ever given proper consideration for a category?) After your kids shed their dark olive-gray plumage, they move up to the miniature chicken category — colloquially known as bantam. At least we’re sticking to the avian

theme here. (And yes — there is a military origin to this term. It is a reference to the British “bantam” battalions which consisted of men who were under the required height of 5’3”. But the little bantam chicken came first, and in all likelihood was the namesake for those fighting forces anyway). Should BC Hockey choose to move away from these names, the organization has signalled that it would move to using age-specific names (U15, U17, etc.), which makes so much sense it makes you wish you could have been a fly on the wall when the first poultry-inspired names were suggested at a BC Hockey meeting: “Okay, if we’re really going all in on this avian thing, shouldn’t we at least use the names of birds everybody knows?” “No Smith! Don’t you remember that BC Hockey was founded on the twin principals of hockey development and ornithology?” Of course, no matter how much sense the change makes, the move will no doubt be met with some kind of resistance from those who style themselves defenders of minor hockey history. “It’s heritage not hate — er, I mean, ‘hockey, not hate!’” they’ll yell (or type furiously into the comments section of this column online). Pay them no mind. Language can be quick to evolve, unlike birds — and sometimes people.


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LATE NIGHT HEROICS SAVE HOMES For the first time in 21 years, the Coldwater River struck Main St. residents from behind. “This is the first time since we lived here that we’ve been hit from behind,” Wendy Chamey said, while surveying a large pool of water that had crept up behind her Main St. home Wednesday evening. “It usually hits us from the front.” Late night efforts saved many homes from damage after the river swelled more than five feet from heavy, weeklong rains further up the river. Firefighters, Search and Rescue members, city crews, home owners and volunteers spent many hours filling and packing sand bags in attempt to curb damage the river is capable of causing.

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Aiming for agreement

Douglas Lake road passes through UNB’s traditional territory and provides access to timber sourced on crown land by Aspen Planers. Dara Hill/Herald

From Page 3 Rose said the company is eager to continue conversations with the band to work towards a resolution. “We had a meeting with the chief just a few weeks back and we are readily available at any time to meet and have any discussions to further understand their concerns, and we are still not clear as to what exactly their concerns are,” he said. “So that is why the road block was surprising.” Holmes said he has requested a sit-down meeting with the logging company. “We are not trying to shut Aspen down, we understand the importance of that company within

the valley, but we also understand the importance of the protection of our cultural values,” he said, adding the protection of the land is top of mind. “Our concerns need to be addressed on the cultural aspect of it for us to be comfortable and also work on that communication relationship.” Finding common ground could benefit the band as well as the logging company, Rose said. “We rely on the fibre for our Merritt area operations. As it has been we’ve been struggling to get enough economic fibre wood which has led to us being down three of the next six weeks,” he said. “So it is another contributing factor to our operational decision so this has real life and real time implications on a lot of people.”


Christmas tree vandals caught on camera Dara Hill THE MERRITT HERALD

Things aren’t quite holly and jolly for all Merrittonians, as vandals targeted the Christmas tree in Spirit Square on Nov. 30. Cpl. Brock Hedrick said the incident occurred around 6:00 p.m. “We have checked the video surveillance in the area and we are not able at this time to determine exactly who did it but we can confirm that at least a couple of people are seen on video, damaging ornaments ... on the Christmas tree on

Friday evening,” he said. “We’re not sure why someone would want to do that but it is highly inappropriate.” Police were notified to the incident as well as damage to Christmas decorations in private yards through postings on social media, Hedrick said. He stressed the importance of reporting incidents to the RCMP detachment directly instead of on Facebook moving forward. Anyone with information is urged to contact Merritt RCMP at 250-378-4262 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-2228477.

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Grade 7 student Cruz Slanzi accepts a cheque from Mayor Linda Brown to support his photography business. Slanzi was one of 40 students to receive financial support. Dara Hill/Herald Dara Hill THE MERRITT HERALD

It’s not just Santa’s elves busy at work this holiday season — 40 students in Grades 6 and 7 from Merritt are putting their business ideas to the test. The City of Merritt is awarding start-up funding to students who applied to run their own businesses this holiday season. Kylee Bernier, a Grade 7 student from Nicola Canford, told the Herald she is excited about her business endeavour. “My idea is making home essentials, so lotions, bath bombs and soap but they are all for sensitive skin,” she said. “It is not always easy to find those types of things.” Bernier said she will use her startup funds to purchase moulds and business cards to hand out at the various craft fairs around town she plans to sell her goods at.


Hailing from Collettville Elementary, Cruz Slanzi is a Grade 7 student focusing his efforts on a photography business he is running with a partner. “Of landscapes or just anything that customers would want pictures of,” he said, noting the duo will be framing the images as well. The city’s economic development and tourism manager, said the city received $8,000 from B.C.’s rural dividend fund to facilitate the youth entrepreneurship program. The first go-around was open to Merritt’s high school students and took place over the summer. “It’s really a trial run. Organizations in Kelowna, Vernon and Kamloops are doing a youth ‘Dragon’s Den.’” Will George said. “So we are seeing how successful this is this year and we have applied for additional funds for something again next year.”

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Aspen Planers loses in bid to have human-rights complaint tossed Former employee alleges she was replaced while on leave due to workrelated injury. Tim Petruk KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

A Merritt-based lumber company has failed in its bid to have a human-rights complaint against it dismissed. Ewa Derek filed a complaint with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal, alleging Aspen Planers management minimized her workplace injuries and called her a “drama queen” before she was fired. She claims discrimination led to her losing her job last year. Derek had been employed by Aspen

Planers as one of six part-time caregivers tasked with providing around-the-clock care to someone described as a client of the company. According to Derek, she was bitten by one of the client’s dogs in 2017 and subsequently told her supervisor the incident heightened her anxiety. Derek alleges the supervisor told her she was “overreacting and called her a “drama queen” when she reported the incident to a bylaw officer. Two months later, Derek injured her finger at work while attempting to fix a

chair. She went on sick leave following the incident, which required treatment at a hospital and dressings applied by a doctor. According to Derek, her boss minimized the injury, saying, “What’s the big deal? I cut myself and put a bandage on it and moved on.” Derek alleges Aspen hired a fulltime replacement for her position while she was off work and fired her on May 23, 2017, two days before she planned to return to the job. Aspen Planers filed an application to dismiss Derek’s claim without a full hearing, but it was denied. A date for the hearing has not been set.

A complaint lodged by a former Aspen Planers employee will be allowed to move forward, after an application to dismiss the claim was denied. Herald files


Valuables left in vehicles enticing for thieves Dara Hill THE MERRITT HERALD

An uptick in theft from motor vehicles has prompted local police to remind the community to avoid giving thieves added

incentive by leaving valuables in their cars. Merritt RCMP have noticed a trend of break-ins, typically to vehicles that are left unlocked, Cpl. Brock Hedrick told the Herald. “People are leav-

ing their wallets in their cars, cell phones, laptops, other valuable items and I kind of liken it to the analogy of feeding a bear,” he said. “If we leave garbage out, the bear will keep coming back.”

Thank You! The Country Christmas Committee made up of Kurt Christopherson, Jack Polmans, Mae Ketter, Linda Baird, Herman Nel, Jean Acason, Megan Preston, Roger White and Carrie Ware would like to Thank Our Sponsors: Baillie House, Carrie Ware & Company Inc., City Of Merritt, Community Futures Nicola Valley, Lee’s Music, Merritt Chamber Of Commerce, Merritt Herald, Merritt Morning Market, Merritt Printing, Q101 and Triple G Logging Ltd., Crimestoppers and Tim Horton’s. Special Thanks goes out to the City of Merritt staff, the supporters and participants and all those volunteers who helped make the 2018 Merritt Country Christmas a great success.

Merry Christmas to All

Hedrick said he does not have a tally of how many thefts from unlocked motor vehicles they have seen over the past few months, but said many of the incidents go unreported.

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Merritt’s city council will be tasked with considering another dispensary hoping to plant roots in Merritt – this time from the provincial government. Representatives from the B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) will be invited to an upcoming council meeting to make their case for opening up shop in the Nicola Valley, said the city’s director of corporate services at a regular city council meeting on Nov. 27. “At this point there is no firm spot picked or anything like that, they have just identified Merritt as a place they would like to open up a shop,” said Sean Smith. “So the discussion would be to learn a bit more about the business model.” In a letter addressed to mayor and council, B.C.’s LDB general manager and CEO Blain Lawson intro-

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duced their mandate. “The LDB is very interested in operating a B.C. Cannabis store in your community,” Lawson wrote. “We are committed to working in partnership with local governments and local law enforcement agencies to ensure a smooth and safe introduction

of the legal cannabis market across B.C.” Coun. Tony Luck said he would like to see their presentation at Tuesday’s meeting. “I am very intrigued. One month ago the provincial governments, federal governments were putting us in jail for smoking pot, now

they are going to be the biggest distributor of pot,” he said. “Quite frankly I have no desire to have the [B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch] set up a shop in town — I’d like to keep it for free enterprise myself personally — but I would love to see their presentation.”


Nicola Valley Community Justice Services Society Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Noon at Mary’s Corner Cafe (old Espresso Etc.) 1950 Garcia Street

Revised zoning bylaw gives the go ahead to towing company Dara Hill THE MERRITT HERALD

After their application to rezone a property down the street was rejected back in July, Reliable Towing has been given the goahead from council to operate at 2900 Pooley Ave. Mayor and council voted in favour of a zoning amendment to permit automobile towing in M1 (light industrial) zones in Merritt at a regular meeting on Nov. 27. Reliable Towing will now be able to tow damaged vehicles and store them on the property. Owner Suki Manj explained the vehicles will be kept on-site until the damage appraisal and settlement is completed with insurance companies.

The vehicles will then be sent for repairs or recycling off-site. Manj said his company will therefore only house the vehicles for short periods of time, typically no longer than three to six months. Merritt resident Nic Beers was at Tuesday’s meeting and said he is concerned about the risk of contamination to the environment. “Usage of this property for a storage facility should not be permitted anywhere near our rivers,” he said. In response, Manj said he understands the hesitation, but stressed his company does not perform any auto wrecking. The company rarely has leakages in their yard because vehicles are not moved until the necessary insur-

ance company or client requests the company do so, he added. “There is a very large misconception in people’s minds that a tow yard is contaminating to soil. We just moved from our [McFarlane Way location] and there has been absolutely no contamination,” he said, noting prospective buyers of their former lot had an environmental test done and the con-

tamination results came back negative. The updated zoning bylaw now defines automobile towing as “the towing and storage for up to six months, of vehicles that have been damaged in an accident or have suffered mechanical failure for the purposes of insurance appraisal and settlement. This does not include wrecking, salvage or disassembly.”

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B.C. to share gambling revenue with Indigenous communities Premier John Horgan says legislation coming to enact UNDRIP. Tom Fletcher BLACK PRESS

B.C. will to share gambling revenues with Indigenous communities starting next year, Premier John Horgan says. Horgan opened the fifth annual meeting with provincial and Indigenous leaders in Vancouver Thursday by announcing an agreement on gambling revenues, receiving praise from representatives of provincial and national aboriginal organizations. Details of the revenue sharing are to be released in Finance Minister

Carole James’ next budget in February. “This is a promise that was made over 20 years ago that has not yet been fulfilled until


share gaming revenues with Indigenous communities.” Horgan also announced that the B.C. government will present legislation in the new year to enact the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous

‘This is a promise that was made over 20 years ago that has not yet been fulfilled until now.’

now,” Horgan said. “Provinces across the country, most of them,

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Peoples (UNDRIP), a promise the NDP made in the 2017 election

Terry Teegee, B.C. regional chief of the Assembly of First Nations. Tom Fletcher/Black Press

campaign. That declaration, which calls for “free, prior and informed consent” of Indigenous people for development in their territories, has not been adopted by the Canadian government, and Horgan acknowledged “we have a little more work

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to do about delivery” before B.C. can proceed. Despite that, the announcement was greeted with congratulations. “With the commitment to the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the commitment

Casimir, a member of B.C.’s First Nations Summit. “Due to the Crown practice of denial of our rights and title, the wealth of our lands and resources are being enjoyed by all British Columbians with the exception of us, the rightful title holders.”

towards revenue sharing, we are living in unprecedented times in B.C.,” said Terry Teegee, B.C. regional chief for the Assembly of First Nations. “For far too long, first nations in this province have been subjected to managing poverty,” added Cheryl

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Centennials look to close out year Six games remain left in 2018 as the Cents chase top spot in the Interior. Cole Wagner THE MERRITT HERALD

The Penticton Vees and Wenatchee Wild might have spent the early part of the season languishing in the basement of the BCHL’s Interior division, but most experienced prognosticators knew better

than to count them out of the race. And while the Merritt Centennials rode an offensive wave to the top of the standings for much of the season, the team now sits third in the division behind the traditional powerhouse teams. With six games

remaining on the schedule before the team breaks for the holidays, the Cents have an opportunity to regain ground on the Wild and the Vees. Aside from a tilt with league-leading Prince George on Dec. 15, the Cents will play five games against opponents below them in the standings. It’s time to make hay.

Payton Matsui breaks in alone against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks on Dec. 1. The Cents won the game 5-2. Bill Stowell/Herald

Food banks scores a winner with Hockey for Heart food drive Cents scorer commits to Clarkson University


Shelves at the local food bank are 6,700 pounds heavier thanks to the inaugural Hockey for Heart food drive. Merritt Centennials players, coaches and community volunteers came together over the weekend to canvass the town for non-perishable donations to keep the food bank stocked over the holiday season. Century 21’s Kim McLean partnered with the Centennials to spearhead the project, which replaced the now-retired Hands of Hope campaign. After some lingering donations came in, McLean confirmed 6,700 pounds of food


Merritt Centennials players, coaches and community volunteers came together over the weekend to collect 6,700 pounds of non-perishable goods for the local food bank. Photo courtesy of Jared Thomas

were collected. Jared Thomas, business operations manager for the Cents, told the Herald he’s excited about the results. “Being that it was our first year organiz-

ing the event after it was dropped by the previous sponsor we didn’t really have a set goal in mind,” he said, noting the records indicate the previous high was 6,200 pounds of

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food. “Of course the real thanks goes to the community for opening their pantries, and the volunteers for putting in the leg work.” There is still room for the total to grow,

Thomas added. Anyone still wishing to donate can bring non-perishables to any Cents home game in December or drop them off at Century 21.

A breakout season for Mathieu “The Goose” Gosselin continues to pay dividends, as the forward recently committed to Clarkson University’s Golden Knights. The northern New York school competes in the Eastern College Athletic Conference in the NCAA’s top flight. Gosselin has 14 Mathieu Gosselin goals and 22 assists Merritt Centennials through 32 games with the Cents this season. Gosselin’s commitment brings the total number of current Cents players signed to NCAA division 1 teams to nine, the most ever in a single season for the team.

to the community and sponsors for helping the Centennials, Century 21, and Merritt Property Management raise over 6100 lbs of food for the Hockey With Heart Food Drive! FOR TICKETS DROP BY 2001C VOGHT ST, OR CALL JARED AT 250-378-3604

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Fines increased for off-roading in B.C. Parks Cole Wagner THE MERRITT HERALD

The B.C. government introduced harsher penalties for people caught on offroad vehicles in BC Parks and other sensitive habitats. Effective immediately, anyone operating an off-road vehicle (including a snowmobile) in protected areas will face a $575 fine. The restrictions include all BC Parks and southern mountain caribou

habitats. The new fines were introduced as part of the province’s effort to protect and preserve the dwindling southern mountain caribou population, stated a news release from the environmental ministry. Those caught operating a snowmobile in southern mountain caribou habitats may face fines of up to $200,000 or six months in jail. “An important component of the caribou recovery program aims

to reduce the effect of winter backcountry recreation (e.g., recreational snowmobiling), which has the potential to damage caribou habitat, increase access by predators and displace mountain caribou from their preferred early and late winter habitat,” stated the release. A full list of the restricted areas can be found online at http:// wildlife/snowmobileclosures/.

Off-road vehicles include snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles or “quads,” dirt bikes and side-by-sides. Herald files

Changes coming to freshwater fishing rules Cole Wagner THE MERRITT HERALD

B.C. anglers are invited to share their thoughts on proposed changes to B.C. freshwater fishing regulations before the new rules take effect on April 1, 2019. One proposed change would see Little Windy Lake reopened for fishing, after it was closed over concerns of yellow perch being spotted in the lake.

Both Windy Lake and Little Windy Lake were closed while detailed surveys were conducted on both lakes. It has since been determined that no yellow perch exist in Little Windy Lake. The proposals also include changes to fishing methods, gear, bait, quotas, boundaries and fishery opening and closing dates. “These changes are based on regional requirements and conditions, and aim to meet man-

agement objectives for native and invasive fish species, while maintaining sustainable angling opportunities for recreational fishers,” stated a news release from the B.C. government. Comments must be received through the online portal by Jan. 11, 2019. A complete list and description of the proposed regulations can be viewed here: https://

SKATERS MORE THAN OK The Nicola Valley Skating Club took part in three days of competition in the OK InterClub at Mt. Boucherie in West Kelowna from Nov. 23 to 25. Six local skaters competed in 10 events. “Every competition, the skaters are performing stronger,” said NVSC head coach Diana Lorenz, adding that the team continues to rack up personal bests at each competition. “We have more skaters moving up from Jr. STAR to possibly compete in January and could be ready to compete with a solo as soon as February,” said Lorenz. Results from the OK InterClub competition, clockwise from left: Jayda Starrs, merit in STAR 2 solo; Sarah Parno, bronze in STAR 3 and intro-interpretive; Chloe Hughes, bronze in STAR 3 and silver in intro-interpretive; Abby Thoms, silver in STAR 3 and 11th in bronze-interpretive, coach Diana Lorenz and Marissa Ouimet, silver ribbon in STAR 1 elements; and Emma Sowpal, seventh in bronze-interpretive and 14th in STAR 5 U13. Photos contributed

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A great way to enjoy the Christmas spirit with your family these holidays, join The Merritt Drama Club as they present “The Rented Christmas”. A fun and exciting play by local theatre students. You can drop by the Crossroads Community Church (2990 Voght St.) on December 19 at 7 p.m. or Merritt Secondary School (1561 Chapman St.) on December 23 at 2 p.m. Admission is by donation. If you have any questions please call 250-315-0022.


Born outside of Canada? We can help! Kamloops Immigrant Services is a non-profit agency now offering services in Merritt. We assist all newcomers, including naturalized Canadian citizens, with a variety of services to help you get established in your community. All our services are free of charge for eligible clients. Contact us for additional information at 1-866-672-0855 or e-mail /


Join the Sacred Heart Church as they host an Advent Retreat being held Monday, Dec. 10 and Tuesday, Dec. 11, 7 p.m. at 2326 Jackson Ave. Deacon Paul presiding from Vernon. You can also join them on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. for their Reconciliation Service.


Join the Trinity United Church as they host a Christmas luncheon and craft sale. Saturday, Dec. 15 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 1899 Quilchena Ave. There will be homemade soup, sandwiches and sweets available.

Early bird games start at 5 p.m. at the Elks Hall.


Masons meet every fourth Monday of the month.


Merritt Hospice is calling for volunteers to support palliative care clients and their families and to support those who are grieving. Volunteers are also needed for administrative duties such a fund raising, community events and to serve as board members. Contact Jill Sanford at 250-378-4577 for more information.


Shriners meet every fourth Wednesday of the month. For more information call 250-378-2004

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6:00 – 8:00 pm

Invites all persons interested in restoring and enjoying vintage vehicles to join us at our monthly meeting held at the Anglican Church Hall, 1990 Chapman Street, at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month. Vintage car ownership is not required. Call Ted Lund at 250-3784195 for more information.

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Treats available at the cash

We are looking for curlers, season starting in October games are Mondays and Tuesdays at 1 p.m. If interested please call George at 250-378-6779.


H.E.L.P. Merritt Red Cross is looking for volunteers for two hours on Thursdays to loan out health equipment from the Merritt Hospital. You will be working with another volunteer who will help train you. If you can help please call 250-378-5276. Students for summer months are welcome.


A winter outreach program operates at St Michael’s community hall, 1990 Chapman St., from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Friday. The program is in need of a few helping hands so we can provide lunch, games, conversation and music. Musicians are invited to bring songs, instruments and voices for playing, jamming and singing. If you would like to be part of this, please call/text Michael at 250-315-7454.


Anyone wanting to research their family trees may contact Al Thompson at 250-212-9868. We will open the family history centre by appointment only.

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2990 Voght St. • 250-378-2911• Service Time: Sundays 10:00 a.m.

Merritt Baptist Church

2499 Coutlee Ave. (Corner of Coutlee and Orme) • 250-378-2464 Service Time/ Sunday School: Sunday 10:00 a.m.

Merritt Lutheran Fellowship

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

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

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

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

Seventh Day Adventist Church

2190 Granite Ave. • 250-378-2339 Bible Study: 9:30 • Service Time: Saturdays 11:00 a.m.

St. Michael’s Anglican Church

1990 Chapman St. • 250-378-3772 Service times: Sundays at 10am (no service on the 5th Sunday)

Trinity United Church

Corner of Quilchena & Chapman • 250-378-5735 Service Time/ Sunday School (K - Gr. 4) - 10 am

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 2451 Spring Bank Ave • 250-378-5603 Worship Service Sunday -10 am • Sunday School -11:10 am Bible Study - 6:45 to 7:45 pm Wednesdays

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Nicola Valley Community Band practices 7 p.m. Tuesdays at MSS music room. For more information call James 250-315-7724.


Are you interested in losing weight sensibly, then you may want to come to TOPS. We meet Tuesdays at the United Church Hall, 1899 Quilchena Ave. For information call 250-378-5225. Weigh-in from 7:45 until 8:45 a.m. with meetings from 9 - 9:30 a.m.





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Play Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. at the CMS gymnasium, 2975 Clapperton Ave. The club also plays on Tuesday and Thursday 6:30 - 9:00 p.m., at the Merritt Civic Centre, 1950 Mamette Ave. Come for fun and exercise, drop-ins welcome. Demo paddles and instruction available. For more information call Brian 250-378-7452 or Gary 250-280-0105 Weekly schedule is as follows: Monday: seniors exercises 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., cribbage 1:30 p.m. Tuesday: bingo 1 p.m., doors open at 11:00 a.m., bridge 7 p.m. Wednesday: carpet bowling 1:30 p.m., court whist 7 p.m., free swim at the pool 9 - 10 a.m. Thursday: floor curling 1 p.m., floor and table shuffleboard 3 - 5 p.m. Second and fourth Thursdays: floor curling (physically challenged) 10 a.m. Friday: rummoli and games 7 p.m. Last Friday of the month: pot luck supper 5:30 p.m. Drop-ins are held: first and third Mondays, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Refreshments are served, games are played and we socialize. The second Friday of each month at 1:30 p.m. we have a general meeting. We also have a games room that has a pool table, snooker table, shuffleboard table, a small library consisting of books, puzzles and DVDs. We have just upgraded our horseshoe pits. This is available any time the centre is open.

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The Conayt Friendship Society located at 1964 Quilchena Ave. has a drop-in center for Elders every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Snacks and light lunches are provided. Elders are welcome to assist in preparing menu and lunch. A signin sheet is at the front office. Elders can provide suggested menus and lunch to reception at the attention of the executive director.


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Pritam Pritam Kaur Kaur Lalli, Lalli, age age 92, 92, of of Miranpur Miranpur Punjab Punjab India, India, formerly formerly a a longlongtime time resident resident of of Merritt, Merritt, BC passed away at Surrey Memorial Hospital in Surrey on November 30, 2018 alongside her beloved family. Pritam was born on February 26, 1926 in Chak 64, Punjab, India. Pritam grew up in Chak 64 until she married Sohan Singh Lalli in Sindh. During the partition the couple left Pakistan with their two young children Fakir Singh and Joginder Singh and settled in Miranpur, Punjab India in 1947, where they raised their seven children; Fakir Singh, Joginder Singh, Mohinder Kaur, Kewal Singh, Kewalo Kaur, Gurdavey Kaur, and Kuldip Singh. Pritam then joined her husband and family in 1966 at the age of 40 as the Lalli family emigrated from Punjab, India to Merritt BC to work in the lumber mills and forestry sector in the Nicola Valley. Pritam resided in Merritt BC for 47 years until she joined her son Kuldip Singh in Abbotsford in 2013 to be closer to her family members whom previously relocated to the Lower Mainland. Pritam was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother. She was very proud of her family and was excited to become a Grandmother to her 23 grandchildren. Pritam loved family gettogethers; any chance to spend time with her family was important to her. She would spend time cooking and preparing meals for her family with fresh ingredients from her husband’s amazing garden on Jackson Avenue. Pritam’s house was a central gathering point for the Lalli family; the KRXVHZRXOGEHÀOOHGZLWKWKHODXJKWHUDQGMR\RI house would be filled with the laughter and joy of her 23 grandchildren playing together. Pritam was known for her cleverness, yet good sense of humor. She will be missed by all that knew and loved her. Pritam was the beloved wife of the late Sohan Singh Lalli, devoted mother of the Late Fakir Singh Lalli and his wife Mohinder Kaur of Surrey, Joginder Singh Lalli and his wife Daljit Kaur of Surrey, Mohinder Kaur Kang and her husband Sohan Singh of Surrey, Kewal Singh Lalli and his wife Lahhwinder Kaur of Merritt, Kewalo Kaur Sihota and her husband Kulbinder Singh of Surrey, Gurdavey Kaur Kang and her husband Kuldeep Singh of Surrey and Kuldip Singh Lalli and his wife Gurwant Kaur of Abbotsford. Pritam was a loving Grandma of 23 grandchildren and 48 great grandchildren, too many to list by name. Family and friends will gather at the Five Rivers Funeral Hall, Hall, 7410 7410 Hopcott Hopcott Road, Road, Delta Delta BC BC on on Funeral Saturday December December 8th 8th at at 2-3 2-3 PM PM for for viewing viewing Saturday followed by by cremation, cremation, an an Antim Antim Ardas Ardas ceremony ceremony followed will be be held held at at the the Guru Guru Nanak Nanak Sikh Sikh Gurdwara Gurdwara in in will Surrey BC BC at at 4PM 4PM The The Family Family is is grateful grateful for for the the Surrey condolences. condolences.

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Marlene Matthias November 24, 2018

Marlene Matthias passed away at home in Merritt on Saturday November 24, 2018, at the age of 76. She is lovingly remembered by her husband of 10 years, Tom Matthias Sr., her son Michael Stead of Merritt, her daughter Stacey McKenna of Merritt; grandchildren Teirra Stead of Merritt, Trevor Stead of New Brunswick, Teresa Stein of Calgary; her sister June Jackson of Oregon, as well as many great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson. She is predeceased by her 4 brothers and 1 sister. Born in Alberta, Marlene was an LPN who took SULGHLQKDYLQJZRUNHGWKHYHU\ÀUVWVKLIWZKHQ*LOOLV +RXVH ÀUVW RSHQHG  6KH ORYHG PXVLF FDPSLQJ and was an excellent cook who baked amazing pies. Marlene had an enormous heart and tried to see the good in everyone. She was a lover of animals, family and the outdoors – the most loving, generous, kind and compassionate person who would think nothing of helping any person or animal in need. Tack sü mycket. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday Dec. 8th at 11am at Merritt Funeral Chapel with 5HYHUHQG $QJXV 0XLU RIÀFLDWLQJ  6KRXOG IULHQGV desire, donations may be made in Marlene’s memory to Angel’s Animal Rescue. Service arrangements entrusted to Merritt funeral Chapel. Online condolences and memories may be shared at


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