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Big names added to the bill Michael Potestio THE MERRITT HERALD

Singer-songwriter Willie Nelson, performing at the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, New Jersey in 2012. Nelson, along with Kasey Musgraves, the Band Perry, Brett Kissel, and The Washboard Union were added to the list of performers for the 2017 Rockin’ River Music Festival.

The lineup for next year’s Merritt Rockin’ River Music Festival is boasting some big names. In addition to country music star Toby Keith headlining the event, the four-day country music festival will also feature country music legend Willie Nelson. Nelson needs little introduction as he’s had an award winning career with hit songs such as “On The Road Again” and “Always On My Mind.” “We’re thrilled to have such an amazing line up including legend Willie Nelson who will be gracing the Merritt stage for the first time ever,” said Rockin’ River president Kenny Hess in a press release. Additions to the musical acts for 2017 were announced on Nov. 25, and include other great artists such as Kasey Musgraves, The Band Perry, Brett Kissel and The Washboard Union. Texas native and Nashville-based Kacey Musgraves had her first two albums, Same Trailer, Different Park from 2013 and Pageant Materials in 2015, debut at no. 1 on Billboards Top Country Albums Chart. She’s also won two Grammy Awards for Best Country Song and Best Country Album, as well as CMA Awards for New Artist of the Year and Song of the Year. American country group The Band Perry, composed of siblings Kimberly, Reid and Neil Perry, won a Grammy in 2015 for Best Country Duo/ Group Performance. In Toby Keith’s impressive 20 year career he has charted 61 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including twenty number one hits and 21 additional top 10 hits. But there’s also a lot of great Canadian content in this group as well. Known for being the first country artist in 17 years to be awarded the JUNO Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award, Brett Kissel has proven that he is the king of country, stated the release. Kissel was named the Male Artist of the Year, voted Fan Favourite, and took home his thirdstraight Interactive Artist of the Year Award at the 2016 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards. The Washboard Union have become one of the most exciting and talked about new bands on the Canadian country music scene, picking up the 2016 CCMA Rising Star and Roots Artists of the Year Awards in London, Ont. earlier this year. The 2017 Merritt Rockin’ River Music Festival takes place Aug. 3 to 6.

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AVAILABLE FOR LEASE The School District is accepting proposals for the lease of the Nicola Lake School, located at the corner of Monck Park Road and Highway 5A, Merritt, BC. The building is approximately 2,900 sq. ft. The School District will expect the tenant to assume responsibility for the entire school site including utilities. Please direct all inquiries to Kevin Black, Secretary Treasurer at 250-378-5161 or by e-mail at kblack@365.sd58.bc.ca Deadlines for submissions of expressions of interest is 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 13, 2016. Site visits will be by appointment only. Requests for site visits are to be directed to: Archie Stogianos Operations Manager School District No. 58 (Nicola-Similkameen) PO Box 4100, 1550 Chapman Street Merritt, BC V1K 1B8 Tel: 250-378-5161 Fax: 250-378-6263 E-mail: astogianos@365.sd58.bc.ca

Entrepreneur, back packer, history buff, community builder, lover of muscle cars, fabulous father, and great kisser - how do you even begin to describe a man with so many facets to his life? Peter was born and raised in Merritt to a pioneering family who was deeply entrenched in the Community. This is where Peter earned his stripes as an entrepreneur and his commitment to give back to his community. At the very core of Peter is his family, both extended with three sisters and his parents as well as his immediate family. Peter has been married to his wife Gail for 41 years. Together they have raised three lovely daughters, and have three grandchildren. Peter and Gail have a passion for travel and have had some interesting trips, starting with back packing in the 70’s, shortly after they were married. Over the years they have travelled to Europe, South America, Central America, and South East Asia. This winter they will be exploring their own back yard, while spending three months in Vancouver. Spare time will find Peter dining out, golfing, walking and travelling. Peter is a naturally inquisitive man, which leads to his interest in history, the only way you will find Peter driving past a museum, is when Gail fails to mention they have just passed one. Peter’s community involvements are many and as varied as Peter himself. He has been involved in the Walk of Stars – since inception, Music in the Park. He has played various roles in the Chamber of Commerce. Some of the Advisory Boards Peter sits on are with the City, Business Improvement Association and the Hospital Endowment. Peter has also won awards for Citizen of the Year, Employer of the Year and Business of the Year This community builder is sponsored by:

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Trudeau approves Trans Mountain vocal critics of the Trans Mountain pipeline, illustrating the divisive nature of the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau project. unleashed a torrent of pipeline Characterizing the infranews on Tuesday, issuing federal structure projects as “safe, approval for two projects — includ- responsible and in the interest ing Kinder Morgan’s Trans of all Canadians,” Trudeau Mountain project — and rejecting said that the Kinder Morgan a third, during a press conference project would need to “meet on Nov. 29. or exceed” all of the 157 Citing Alberta Premier Rachel conditions set down by the Notley’s carbon reduction plan as National Energy Board earlier a key cog in the approval process, this year. Trudeau said the Trudeau made it clear that approv- Trans Mountain project could ing two pipeline projects was done create 15,000 jobs, mostly in Construction workers examine one section of the Trans Mountain pipeline near Jasper. Should as part of a transition away from the trades. the project go ahead, it could create up to 15,000 jobs. Photo courtesy of Kinder Morgan an economy dependent on fossil The Trans Mountain fuels. expansion would “twin” the impact benefit agreement, and Menard has been vocal about his “You don’t transition overnight, existing Trans Mountain pipeline, support for the project, band chiefs is considering whether or not it you’re not going to be off fossil which runs from the Alberta border in the Nicola Valley haven’t taken would have a referendum on any fuels overnight,” said Catherine through Kamloops to the Burrard proposed impact benefit agreea definitive stance on the pipeline McKenna, minister of environInlet. As one of the communities ment. project yet. ment and climate change, during the twinning project would pass The Nooaitch and Coldwater Following the announcement the press conference. through, the City of Merritt could bands could not be reached by of federal approval for the project, Along with the see tangible benefits press time on Wednesday. Lower Nicola Band Chief Aaron approval of the from the construction Sam said council voted in favour of In addition to the announcetwinning of the of the pipeline. signing a conditional benefit agree- ment regarding the pipelines, Trans Mountain The City of ment with Kinder Morgan, but felt Trudeau also committed to enactpipeline, Trudeau Merritt signed a ing a moratorium on crude oil rushed doing so. also gave the nod to memorandum of tanker traffic on B.C.’s north “It was unfortunate we had to Enbridge’s Line 3 understanding with coast — a decision lauded by make a last minute decision,” he pipeline expansion, Kinder Morgan in environmental groups on Tuesday, said, adding the decision came which will run from 2015, ensuring that despite many of those same groups down at Tuesday night’s council Hardisty, Alta. to should the project go meeting at about 9 p.m. condemning the approval of the Superior, Wis. ahead, the city would Trans Mountain and Line 3 proj“We knew that the government A third pipeline receive a $420,000 ects. was going to be making a deciproject, Enbridge’s infrastructure investMary Polak, B.C.’s minister of sion quite soon and we felt that it Northern Gateway, ment into parks and made more sense to sign something environment issued a statement was rejected by the trails through the oil Ian Anderson around the same time or before the following the Prime Minister’s President - Kinder Morgan Canada federal government company. Another announcement, reaffirming the federal government made a deciduring Tuesday’s $50,000 would be provincial government’s commitsion on the expansion,” said Sam. press conference. put towards a scholarship fund The band’s decision means they ment to five conditions for approval “This is a defining moment for for Merritt students interested in of the pipeline. will now take Kinder Morgan’s our project and Canada’s energy trades. “Because we have taken that offer to a referendum, which Sam industry,” said Ian Anderson, presiMerritt Mayor Neil Menard, clear and principled approach said is expected to take place by dent of Kinder Morgan Canada who has been a supporter of the to stand up for our province, we Feb.18, 2017. in a press release on Nov. 29. “This pipeline, said it will be a job creator have seen the proponent and the Upper Nicola Band Chief decision follows many years of for Merritt both in the short and federal government take actions, Harvey McLeod said Kinder engagement and the presentation long term. including Ottawa’s recent Ocean Morgan presented them with an of the very best scientific, technical In addition to employing people impact benefit agreement with Protection Plan to address worldand economic information. We are to handle the building of stations leading marine spill prevention and a deadline to sign by the end of excited to move forward and get and construction of the pipeline response,” said Polak in the press November. The band was going this project built, for the benefit of through Merritt, the project should to have a referendum on whether release. our customers, communities and all create permanent maintenance Polak’s comments were echoed or not to accept that agreement Canadians.” jobs, he told the Herald. by Premier Christy Clark during a earlier this month but postponed During the press conference, “When its over I’m sure we’re press conference on Nov. 30, where the vote in order to give its memTrudeau acknowledged the deep going to have some permanent, she stated that the Kinder Morgan bers more time to understand the divides between those in favour of full-time jobs in this community project was “very very close to fulimpacts of the project. the projects, and those opposed. [to] take care of that pipeline,” filling the five conditions.” Shackan Band Chief Percy Joe He pointed to an MP from his own Menard said. said his band has been in negotiaLiberal party as one of the more But while Merritt’s mayor Neil -with files from Kamloops This Week tions with Kinder Morgan on an Cole Wagner and Michael Potestio THE MERRITT HERALD

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YOU’RE INVITED! to meet with Mayor Menard on December 7 from 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., in the Mayor’s Office at City Hall (second floor), 2185 Voght Street. Interested citizens are welcome to stop by, say hello and discuss issues and opportunities for the City, its residents and businesses.

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The City of Merritt has struck a number of committees tasked with providing Council with information and recommendations on a wide variety of issues. Members serving on committees are volunteers from the community, seeking to make a difference. The City is seeking one (1) member of the community to sit on the Tourism & Economic Development Committee. The Terms of Reference for the committee include providing timely and strategic advice to Council on matters pertaining to economic development, investment and business attraction, tourism, and longerterm economic sustainability. Application forms are available on the City’s web site at www.merrritt.ca or at City Hall. The Tourism & Economic Development Committee meets every other month. We encourage interested members of the public wishing to sit on this committee to fill out an application form today. Completed applications must be submitted to: Melisa Miles Director of Corporate Services City Hall PO Box 189 Merritt, BC V1K 1B8 mmiles@merritt.ca Applications will be accepted until January 03, 2017. For more information, contact Melisa Miles at (250) 378-4224 or by email at mmiles@ merritt.ca

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The Merritt RCMP is warning the public after two people reported running into scammers on the social media website Facebook. Last Tuesday, (Nov. 22) two residents informed police they had received messages on Facebook that claimed they had won a Mega Millions $200,000 prize, but needed to pay a fee to receive it, RCMP Const. Tracy Dunsmore told the Merrittonians have been receiving fraudulent messages on Herald. Facebook from scammers lately. Herald file photo “If they’re asking you to pay money, then it’s not legitimate, because you will never have to pay what they do, said RCMP Sgt. Norm Flemming. money to receive an award or prize of any kind,” “They’re well practiced and they quite often present said Dunsmore. a very convincing story and it can certainly be comShe said one of the two people fell for the scam pelling to move forward.” and paid a $750 fee to the company, which only led He advises that those who are confronted with to the person being asked to send more money. this situation do not agree to anything or provide “That’s when they clued in that this is not legitiany personal information and conduct their own mate,” Dunsmore said. research to confirm the legitimacy of the offer. Dunsmore said it is difficult for police to track “The bigger question you have to ask yourself online scams. is am I getting something really good for noth“Generally when these scams are running, the ing, because that doesn’t exist in the world,” said people that are doing them are very, very good at Flemming.


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Psychology on the road Have you heard of the DunningKruger effect? Even if you haven’t, you’ve Cole Wagner probably COLE’S NOTES experienced it firsthand at least a couple times in your life. The Dunning-Kruger effect refers to a psychological phenomenon, where people who aren’t very good at a given skill will often vastly overestimate their own ability. The effect earns its name from two psychologists — David Dunning and Justin Kruger — who first observed the phenomenon in 1999, in a series of experiments which tested a participants ability in reading comprehension, operating a motor vehicle, and playing chess among other activities. Dunning and Kruger found that low-ability individuals will follow a general pattern when it comes to self-assessment of their ability: (one) they fail to recognize their own lack of skill, (two) they fail to recognize the extent of their inadequacy, (three) they fail to accurately gauge skill in others and (four) they recognize and acknowledge their own lack of skill only after they are exposed to training for that skill. Given the rundown of major new stories in 2016 across the globe, this brief introduction to the DunningKruger effect could realistically lead into another diatribe on politics — but I’ll spare you from that. Instead, let’s bring our attention to an alarming example of the Dunning-Kruger effect in action in our own backyard. A recent Insights West poll reveals that B.C. drivers harbour some pretty conflicting views on their skills on the road — especially in the winter.

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Hunters must respect private property To respect private land is part of the hunter ethics creed, but not everybody adheres to it. In conversations with landowners I hear complaints all the time. OTHMAR VOHRINGER The This is not good OUTDOORSMAN because the negative impressions some hunters create will ultimately affect all hunters equally. At the top of the list of the most common complaints I hear is trespassing without obtaining permission first. According to the British Columbia Trespass Act, it is an offence to trespass onto land to which you have no permission. This could lead to prosecution, fines and paying of damages if any occurred. Hunters shooting game on private land from the road is another complaint I hear frequently. Under the Wildlife Act, a hunter commits a criminal offence if shooting a firearm from a road at a wild game animal on private land, even if it is during a legal season. This is regarded by the law as an act of poaching. A hunter shooting from a road at game on

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private land to which he has no permission is a double offence, which could lead to prosecution and a trial in court. Sentences could range from the loss of hunting privileges for one or more years plus confiscation of firearms and heavy fines, or even jail time. Even when landowners grant permission to trespass on their lands it leads to complaints about some individuals. On top of the list is property damage. Such damages include driving vehicles across hay and crop fields, cutting fences, cutting down trees for firewood, shooting at signs and discharging firearms to close to buildings and erecting permanent tree stands. Another complaint regards hunters having permission to invite family members or friends onto the property. Getting permission to hunt on private land is not a free pass to do whatever you want and — unless negotiated otherwise only you have permission to be on the land, not your family and friends. Every landowner has his own set of rules and stipulations that an ethical hunter will obey. As a hunter on private land you’re only a guest, a privilege that can be revoked at any time without having to give a reason. This list is followed by complaints that hunters disregard the conditions the landowner provides with the permission to trespass. Things

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like not leaving gates the way you found them (open or closed), leaving campfires unattended and leaving bags of garbage behind. In one case a landowner told me of three hunters he gave permission to hunt on his land with the stipulation that a certain easily recognizable buck is off limits to the hunters. The landowner was understandably disappointed and angry when he saw the hunters driving past his house with that very buck in the back of the truck. While wildlife belongs to all people, and in this case the hunters acted in a perfectly legal manner by taking that buck, they clearly violated the trust and a promise they made as part of getting permission to step onto private land. The result of this breach of trust and promise resulted in an action from the landowner under which now all hunters have to suffer in that he refuses permission to every hunter. “Burned child fears the fire” comes readily to mind here. Wildlife management is very important, especially on private land where wildlife often causes damage to crops. Hunters could be a great asset for landowners in controlling wildlife populations and the damage they create. Yet it only takes a few irresponsible hunters to

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Kudos to first responders Tale of two wood cities Editor: Want to say a huge thank you to the Merritt Fire Department and the BC Ambulance Service and everyone who responded to the 911 call on Quilchena Avenue on Nov. 21. It is so gratifying to know that these people are in our community and respond quickly and with such dedication and compassion. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You should be proud. Just so you know, Little Jack is doing fine. Again, thank you! From, Rich Randine, Jack and Dorothy and of course Little Jack. Dorothy Graboski Merritt

Trudeau steps up to the plate Editor: Recently Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the Liberal’s designated hitter, was at the plate. The first pitch, buying outdated Hornet jet fighters. Strike one! The second pitch, praising Fidel Castro, the ruthless communist dictator. Strike two! The third pitch, approving the Trans Mountain pipeline. Ball one! The fourth pitch, approving the Line 3 pipeline. Ball two! The fifth pitch, rejecting the Northern Gateway pipeline. Ball three! The sixth pitch, banning oil tankers in B.C.’s northern waters. A home run! Lloyd Atkins Vernon

Sidewalks a piece of work Editor: The sidewalks of Merritt are a work of art. They are an engineering marvel with wavy unevenness that includes sneaky holes and long cracks. The sidewalks of Merritt are a form of art, an uncanny maze designed to fool people who dare use them, especially the elderly. Sadly, the sidewalks of Merritt go unappreciated, especially by the elderly. But, how can we not appreciate this art form designed to offer us such an interesting challenge? Along with cracks and sinkholes, Garcia Street sidewalks even offer some telephone poles for the unwary walker to stumble headlong into. How can anyone not enjoy this sort of outing on the sidewalks of Merritt? Neil MacLean Merritt

Editor: What do two unfolding B.C. forestry stories, 1,400 kilometres apart, have in common? What about these stories should be getting our attention? In Merritt, Tolko Industries is shutting down the Nicola Valley Sawmill in December. Two hundred jobs will be lost in a matter of weeks. The reason for the closure? It isn’t being driven by market conditions or the price of lumber. The problem is the lack of available timber within Tolko’s forest licenses. There will be no changes to Tolko’s logging operations in the Merritt and Kamloops area. The company will continue to log and ship the logs to different facilities as opposed to Merritt. In Fort Nelson, B.C., with oil and gas jobs gone, the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality wants to kick-start its failed forest industry. The council claims that forestry company Canfor is in its way. Canfor used to operate two mills in the community from timber harvested under their licenses, but shut them down in 2008. Yet, Canfor retains the rights to harvest most of the timber supply in the area. Now, city council says Canfor should either start using that licence to create jobs or move out of the way so someone else can. The council claims that B.C.’s tenure system has supported the speculative “hoarding” of wood by companies, and the export of unprocessed logs, and jobs, away from BC communities. These two stories in Merritt and Fort Nelson raise common ongoing questions facing the BC forestry sector: questions that have been asked in B.C. for decades. • What responsibility do profitable forest companies have to the communities within which they harvest timber and operate? • Who owns the resources of BC’s forests? • Who benefits from the current tenure system: local communities or big forest companies? We need a new approach to forestry in B.C. Wood hoarding by companies needs to stop. We need greater local community and First Nations involvement, flexibility and adaptability to changing realities. We need rewards for innovation. We need to repair the broken links between resources and communities reliant on the forests and sustainable development. Dan Hines BC Green Party Candidate Kamloops-North Thomson

Winter woes From Page 6 Though the majority of British Columbian drivers admit that they are the worst winter drivers in the nation, their admitted-ineptitude has done little to curb their confidence in their own skills. A whopping 64 per cent of B.C. drivers say they are “experienced” winter drivers who are still nervous about hitting the road when it snows. Almost half of the drivers surveyed said they were experienced, but admitted they were outright bad at driving in winter conditions. And yet, the majority of B.C. drivers said that bad conditions won’t keep them off the roads. Living in a community which sits at a nexus of high mountain highways, Merrittonians know first hand how treacherous the roads can get in the winter — even to the most experienced drivers. As the mercury drops, and the white stuff starts to stick around for weeks on end, it’s worth remembering that the Dunning-Kruger effect is in full-swing this winter. And for those who’ve watched a couple episodes of Highway Thru Hell, and think they’re ready to take their sedan on a crack at the Coquihalla in whiteout conditions.... Stay home. We’d rather not feature you on the front page of the Herald this winter.

Show respect From Page 6 put all hunters into a bad light. Hunting on private land is not a right, it is a privilege based on mutual respect, trust and common-sense manners. As a hunter on private land you’re invited as a guest. That means not only do you have to respect the law but also the conditions the landowner attaches to this privilege. You wouldn’t like it if someone trespasses on your land without permission, neither would you appreciate a guest that takes advantage of you and does whatever he likes. That brings another saying to mind; “Don’t do unto others what you don’t want others to do unto you.” It’s simple really; show some respect for landowners and the law and we all will be better off for it. Othmar Vohringer lives in the Nicola Valley. He is an animal behaviourist and outdoor writer for hunting magazines in Canada and the U.S.

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NVIT alum recognized Haddou aims to help Afghanistan, which ended up being cancelled. He then decided he wanted to Vaitua Haddou wanted to do more travelling and left the milicombine the pride he felt in the tary to go to China to teach English Canadian military with a job where for a year. he was always helping others. When he got back he began That led him to pursue a career studying economics, but began to in firefighting. question if it was what he wanted The 31-year-old was born in to do with his life. Tahiti but raised in Nanaimo. “I wasn’t sure if an office job “We moved to Canada when I was for me,” he said, adding that was five,” Haddou he recalled enjoysaid, adding that ing his time in the he joined the military. Canadian Army “I felt proud for a few years doing what I was after high school. doing. The only He said his part that I wasn’t family was against 100 per cent happy him joining the about was knowing military, especially that in the course his father who of your duty, it grew up in Algeria might include during a time harming others,” when the country Haddou said. was gripped in He took a break civil war trying from school to to gain its indeattend a fire acadependence from my but finished his Vaitua Haddou France. degree as a matter WEP Firefighter “My father of principle. basically grew up in a war zone and He began working at a bank saw a lot of nasty things,” he said. after completing school, but when “The military was never somehe came across the opportunity to thing he associated with doing join the firefighting work experigood,” he said. ence program (WEP) in Merritt he Despite the opposition, Haddou jumped at the chance. He’s been felt pride in the military as he had serving the Merritt area for about a great grandfathers who served in year now. the First World War and a grand“It’s really what I want to do,” father who served in the Second said Haddou. World War. Merritt’s WEP program is one “Honour and pride is what I felt of just three in Canada, all of with that and I wanted to be one of which are located in B.C. The those servicemen,” he said. other two are in Big White and Sun Haddou served in the Canadian Peaks. military from 2004 to 2007, but More online at merrittherald.com, was never sent on a tour of duty. search ‘HADDOU’ He said he volunteered for a tour to Michael Potestio THE MERRITT HERALD

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A former Nicola Valley Institute of Technology student has been recognized with a national award, honouring First Nations people who choose to pursue a career in the forestry sector. Gregory Daniels, who studied at NVIT from 2012 to 2014, was recently named as one of two recipients of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) Skills Award for Aboriginal Youth. Gregory Daniels receives the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) Indigenous Daniels, a 23-year-old who Skills Youth Award from FPAC CEO Derek Nighbor. Photo courtesy of FPAC is currently pursuing a Bachelor combine that with the fact that there is a natuof Science in forest ecology ral relationship and a longstanding relationship and management at the University of Northern between the forestry sector and aboriginal commuBritish Columbia, originally hails from the Canim nities across the country.” Lake Band near 100 Mile House. He applied for Though he’s only 23 years old, Daniels already the FPAC award in September, but said he never has an impressive resume — in addition to his two expected to be recognized — let alone to win, and years at NVIT, he worked three years with West be flown out to Ottawa to accept the award. “It was all pretty overwhelming — you just don’t Fraser as a silviculture technician before going back to school at UNBC. really believe it’s happening while it’s happening. It “The small classes sizes really helped,” said was an amazing experience,” explained Daniels of Daniels of his time at NVIT. “I think the skills were his trip to Ottawa to accept the award. transferable over to university and my work setThe FPAC Skills Award is handed out based tings.” on a variety of criteria. First, the applicant must Though he isn’t sure what lies ahead for him be First Nations, Metis or Inuit, between the ages career-wise, Daniels said he intends to return to the of 18 to 30. The applicant must be enrolled in an Canim Lake Band at some point, to share the skills apprenticeship program, college or university with strong academic standing and a demonstrated com- he’s acquired. “I think awards like this really encourage mitment to their field of study, explained Mark aboriginal youth. I think they’re really important Hubert, a vice president with FPAC. to encourage people to continue on this path,” said “We’ve handed out the award for nearly a Daniels. “For me, I never really thought I could be decade now, and it’s one of the ways we can on a level like this, because I never really saw a lot increase engagement with the forestry sector and of it growing up on the reserve. I’m just hoping othAboriginal communities — particularly Aboriginal youth,” said Hubert. “Aboriginal youth are the fast- ers can see the success I’ve had and be inspired by it.” est growing segment of the population in Canada,

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While many head out to the wilderness to escape the daily hum of technology, the launch of a new conservation app has the BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) encouraging outdoorsmen to bring their smart phones with them in the great outdoors The app is designed to make it easy for users to take geo-referenced, time-stamped photos or videos in order to document illegal use or abuse A screenshot of the BC Wildlife Federation conservation website, which lists all the public reports gathered through the new conservation app. Cole Wagner/Herald of natural resources. As the app uses a smartZeman. Officer Society] or [Fisheries phone’s built-in GPS, the “The BCWF has the wilderand Oceans Canada] to colreporting system works even ness watch program, through lect evidence and issue fines or when the phone is techniwhich there is a reward of up conduct investigations far more cally out of a service area, or is to $2,000 if there is a successefficiently.” receiving no signal. ful case where someone reports Still, there are plenty of catThough it is currently only someone doing something illeegories of infractions to choose available for iPhone users, an gal,” said Zeman. from on the app when reportAndroid-friendly version is “You have the ability to ing an abuse; everything from currently in development, and remain anonymous on the app, illegal dumping of household planned for release in 2017, said materials, hunting out of seabut if you don’t want to be Jesse Zeman, a spokesperson for son and unlawful harvesting of anonymous then you have the the BC Wildlife Federation. potential to be eligible [for the timber to suspicious or illegal “B.C. is a bit different, there reward].” pumps in creeks. are more iPhone users, so we’re And catching polluters or More online at merrittherald.com, taking a step-wise approach,” poachers in the act could prove said Zeman. “For everyone search ‘CONSERVATION’ to be lucrative as well, explained involved, there is a lot of heavy lifting involved in getting this website and the app up and running.” The app even has B.C. roots, as it was developed by the Spatial Information for Community Engagement would like to the following companies for their (SpICE) Lab at the generous donations for the first annual Upper Nicola Band University of British Christmas Tree Enchantment Fundraiser: Columbia’s Okanagan campus. When users report • Fortis BC an abuse, they have the • Rhonda Hymers, Royal Bank of Canada, option of making the Dominion Securities, Kelowna report private or public. • Cantex Group of Companies, Penticton Should the user choose • McElhanney Consulting, Kamloops to submit the report as • Mandell Pinder LLP Barristers and Solicitors, Vancouver public, it will be vetted by • Hub International, Kamloops & Merritt a moderator before being • Extreme Excavating Ltd, Kamloops uploaded to the public • Stuwix Resources, Merritt website, located here. • Tolko Industries The reporting system • Home Hardware Building Centre, Merritt is limited to accepting • Inland Kenworth, Kamloops reports of abuses of natural resources — • Kala Groundwater Consulting, Kamloops which means that there • Chouhan Accounting Ltd., Kamloops is no method for users to • Springfords Law Firm, Kamloops report infractions related to problem wildlife, or Further, Upper Nicola Band would also like to thank human-wildlife conflicts. City Furniture Merritt for allowing us to set up in their store “The bigger picture is and all of the volunteers. about social change and how we treat our natural Funds raised will go towards the Upper Nicola Band Volunteer resources. That’s the big Fire Department and Youth Activities. picture,” noted Zeman. “At the more finite scale, Winners of the 10 themed trees can be found on it’s going to allow law Upper Nicola Christmas Enchantment Facebook page or the enforcement agencies like the [Conservation Upper Nicola Band website: www.uppernicola.com.

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Vehicle break-ins continues to rise this month statistics contained in the RCMP’s quarterly reports. There were and 68 in total last year. Flemming told the Herald these statistics don’t differentiate between a break-in where A batch of break-ins to vehicles occurred an item was reported stolen and those in in Merritt over the weekend, adding to which an item wasn’t taken. the already growing number reported this “If there was nothing taken and they November. reported it, there’s no differentiation in our RCMP Sgt. Norm Flemming said there reporting process between an attempted theft were about 10 reports of vehicles being broand an actual theft,” said Flemming. ken into in the Bench area between Friday There were four reported thefts from evening (Nov. 25) and Sunday morning (Nov. vehicles this past September, four reported 27). in August and five in July, according to the He said in one instance a car window RCMP’s third quarter report. was broken in order to gain entrance to the Flemming said vehicle break-ins tend to vehicle, but nothing was taken. come in cycles. “That’s not normal,” Flemming said, “[Thieves will] go through Diamond Vale, adding that thieves typically just check car and then they won’t go through Diamond door handles to see if a vehicle is open. Vale again for quite a while because they’ll The break-ins are the latest in a string of go to Collettville or they’ll go to the Bench reported break-ins this month across various or they’ll go downtown,” said Flemming, areas of town a rash HERALD of4 break-ins puts HR_QP_AD_TheNews_1610_PRINT.pdf 16-10-18 typically 11:00 AM Const. Tracy Dunsmore said that on Nov. adding that MERRIT 23 two people in the Collettville area report- people in a neighbourhood on alert. ed their vehicles were broken into. Sunglasses were taken from one vehicle while the other was reportedly rummaged through, but nothing was taken. On Nov. 15, police received six reports of thefts from vehicles — three occurred on Cowley Street, two occurred in Collettville and one report came from Jackson Avenue. In all of these particular reports vehicles were left unlocked and minor items such as change and cigarettes were stolen on Nov. 22 there was one more break in on Irvin Avenue. “This is a very common occurrence in the Merritt area so if we take away the opportunity it should help decrease the crime,” said Dunsmore. “Please be vigilant in your own neighbourhoods and watch for suspicious persons or neighbours homes,” she advised. Michael Potestio THE MERRITT HERALD

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Artwork must be submitted to the NVITEA Secretary, Anna Brown located in M049, 4155 Belshaw Street Merritt, BC V1K 1R1 on or before January 23rd at 4:30pm. 2. All submissions will be showcased at NVIT between January 24th-January 27th, 2017. 3. All submissions must be 4” x 7” in size. 4. All submissions must be on a plain white background. 5. All submissions must be camera/print ready. 6. No more than 2 colors can be used in the logo. 7. Please ensure the logo is of basic design to ensure shrinkage of the logo is not distorted or too busy. 8. Signatures of artwork should only be on the flip (or back) side of the artwork. 9. NVITEA will select the winning logo submission and will contact only the winning artist. 10. All artwork submitted will become the property of NVITEA and will not be returned. 11. You must be 18 years of age to submit a logo for consideration. Nicola Valley Institute of Technology Employee’s Association (NVITEA) Local 19, is the local voice for faculty and staff at NVIT. Represented by the President and the Executive Team, they represent over 75 members. From lobbying governments to assisting members with grievance handling and collective bargaining, NVITEA works to further the interests of post-secondary educators. NVITEA is a faculty and staff association formed in 1994 to provide educators at NVIT with a provincial voice. NVITEA operates at the local and provincial levels with the Federation of Post-Secondary Educators. Each year, NVITEA holds an annual general meeting whereby members participate in workshops and approve policy, priorities and a budget to guide the work of the organization over the coming year, developed at AGMs. For more inforamtion contact Anna Brown at (250) 378-3361 or email: nvitea@hotmail.com.


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250-378-6166 – TF 1-877-841-2100 www.century21.ca/movingrealestate December 1st, 2016 - December 14th, 2016

FEATURE HOME

LOG HOME ON ½ ACRE LOT 2285 SCHINDLER CRESCENT, LOWER NICOLA Nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with 1680 sq.ft. on great half acre lot. Large kitchen, dining and living room. Home has been well maintained and logs have recently been oil treated. Has covered deck, large garage shop 24x40 and 12x24 horse barn plus room for more outbuildings. Is in quiet area, and close to elementary school, corner store & neighbourhood pub. #2784  $539,900 CUTE & COZY

D L O S

AT NICOLA LAKE

AFFORDABLE STARTER CUSTOM FINISHED

100 sq.ft. rancher in downtown area. Has 2 bedrooms, huge oak kitchen, HW flooring & woodstove. Located on a big double lot with small workshop, storage sheds & covered deck.

This open concept rancher with walkout basement has fantastic views of Nicola Lake. Feature Vaulted ceilings, gourmet kitchen, large windows, 2 bedrms up, 2 down, 3 baths, large rec. room with wet bar.

Nicely updated mobile 2 Prestigious custom finished homehome in quietwith location

#2783 

#2613 

#2734 #2678 

$229,900 ON THE BENCH

$650,000

bedrooms, roof in 2015 & suite HW on tank, with 7 bedrms, new 7 baths, including inalw main furnace has been updated, new paint, plus legal suite in bsmt. Basement features large extra large sundeck, new window A/C & entertainment with full bar & gym. heat tape toarea all plumbing.

$539,900 $48,500

GOOD STARTER HOME

Cozy 2 bedroom home with open kitchen/ living room. Single garage/shop include a possible teen or visitor unit. Lot has hill behind for privacy. Fruit trees. Currently rented.

$2691

$148,000

RECREATIONAL LOT

AT NICOLA LAKE

DOWNTOWN

Check out our website for full details www.century21.ca EXECUTIVE CUSTOM HOME

NEW Beautiful 3 bedroom rancher with full basement on quiet cul de sac. Has 20x24 heated shop, RV parking, new fence, newer furnace, vinyl windows, composite siding & some new flooring.

3 bedroom home on large lot downtown within walking distance to downtown. Features 2 full baths, master bedroom with plenty of closet space. Nice deck to enjoy summer entertaining.

#2766 

Gorgeous 4000+ sq.ft. home features 5 bedrms, 5 baths, vaulted ceilings, gas F/P, large gourmet kitchen, fully fin. daylight basement with large rec. room, office, guest bedrm & more.

#2760 

#2693

$374,900

INGROUND POOL

$259,000 INVESTORS

$849,900

Enjoy the great outdoors on this 1 acre lot on Iron Mountain. Close to fishing, cross country skiing, hunting & located just 10 mins. from Merritt and 1 hour from Kelowna. Seller is motivated.

#2735 

UPDATED BUNGALOW

$89,900

ON 1.8 ACRES

In private setting this 3 bedrms, 2 bath home has a full basement, inground pool & RV parking. Within walking distance to amenities. Has many new updates including roof, siding, bathrms, decks & more.

Up and down duplex in area close to shopping. Has 3 bedrooms up and 2 bedrooms in lower unit plus office. Has electric heat and separate meters. Currently rented.

Completely updated home with 1 bedrm, den hobby/office space. Fenced yard with lane access, RV parking and 18x10 shop with power. New roof in 2015, updated kitchen, bathrm, flooring, fixtures.

Wonderful 3 bedrm, 2 bath home in Lower Nicola, tastefully decorated with oak kitchen cabinetry, extensive private deck with hot tub overlooking the beautiful yard. Has 2 large shops.

#2701 

#2689 

#2776

#2767

$359,900

$224,000

HOUSE NICOLAOPEN BLUFFS

$214,900

$495,000

This 3 bedrm Bench home is above the golf course and has spectacular views and privacy. Features include vaulted ceilings, custom kitchen, HW floors on the main, fully fin. Basement with huge rec.rm & room for gym/den. Yard is beautifully landscaped with mature trees and the back deck has a swim spa.

#2785 

$459,900

Grandview Heights

OPEN HOUSE

Dec. 3 & 10, 12:00 – 2:00 pm

Saturday, Oct. 8 and 15, - 1:00 – 4:00 pm, 2514 Spring Bank Avenue Starting at $299,900 + GST

2514 Spring Bank Avenue From 2200 sq.ft. to 2800 sq.ft. these spacious townhouses

Prices Starting at $299,500 + GST have open concept kitchen with quartz countertops,

- From 2200 to 2800 townhomes gas F/P sq.ft. and double garage. - Quartz countertops in kitchen Views of river and grasslands. - 3 bedrooms, 3 baths - Full basement, double garage - Great views, close to shopping #2743 

$299,500

RESIDENTIAL VIEW LOTS

Prices Starting at $89,000 + GST

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

This premier subdivision offers a rural living experience with expansive views of the Nicola Valley. Minimum lot size of 0.5 acre up to 0.96 acre, offers privacy and room to landscape. The cul de sac design guarantees no thru traffic and crown land surround entire property. Road are paved with city services in place. Call for details.

Prices Starting at $85,000 + GST

#1726

Located Off Lindley Creek Road

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

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Don Gossoo Managing Broker

Moving Real Estate BC Ltd. NEWER HOME

ON ½ ACRE

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

Janis Post 315-3672

CHARMING RANCHER

Karen Yakimchuk

315-3043

315-3076

Personal Real Estate Corporation

Moving Real Estate BC Ltd.

MANY UPGRADES

SPACIOUS RANCHER

IN SUN VALLEY COURT

CUSTOM FINISHED

NICOLA BLUFFS

NICOLA BLUFFS

5 bedroom family home with 2 bedroom inlaw suite in the basement. Excellent family home with plenty of yard space & recreation nearby. Lane access for parking. New roof, upgraded furnace & more.

Beautiful 2 bedroom plus den rancher in immaculate condition, 10 ft ceilings, HW & tile flooring, open concept kitchen, granite countertops, S/S appliances, 5 pce enusite, B/I bookshelves in den & more.

Nice 3 bedrm, 2.5 bath townhouse with unique floor plan, large bay window, gas F/P, some newer kitchen appliances, back splash & flooring. Home has been professionally painted up & down including ceilings.

Prestigious custom finished home in quiet location with 7 bedrms, 7 baths, including inalw suite on main plus legal suite in bsmt. Basement features large entertainment area with full bar & gym.

Two storey townhome in newer Strata development. Open concept kitchen with quartz countertops, laminate flooring, gas F/P, 3 bedrms up, 4 bath and full basement for rec.room & storage.

New two storey townhome with open concept kitchen with quartz countertops, laminate flooring, gas F/P, 3 bedrms up, 4 baths and the basement is finished for rec. room & storage room. GST applies.

#2768

#2769

#2734$539,900

#2744$299,500

#2745 

D

SOL

Nice log home of 1680 sq.ft. on great ½ acre lot in Lower Nicola. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, large kitchen, dining & living room. Home has been well maintained. Has large 24x40 garage/shop plus horse barn.

Completely updated rancher in desirable area. Has 1 bedrm plus den and open hobby room/office. Fenced yard, lane access to 30x20 pad for RV parking and 18x10 shop with power.

Beautifully designed home with 3 completely finished floors, 4 bedrms, large kitchen, new HW flooring, laundry on the main, 4 baths & gas F/P, Yard is terraced & private with U/G sprinklers.

#2760 

#2784

#2776 

#2755$459,000

$214,900

Brad Yakimchuk

ON THE BENCH

3 bedroom home on large lot within walking distance to downtown. This manufactured home of 1188 sq.ft. is on a concrete foundation & just 2 yrs old. Master bedroom with 4 pce ensuite and plenty of closet space.

$539,900

Don Ward 315-3503

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

NEW

$259,000

Ray Thompson 315-3377

#2775

$234,900

$349,900

$199,900

$299,500

IN LOWER NICOLA

DUPLEX

NEW HOME

QUIET LOCATION

LARGE FAMILY HOME

RIVERFRONT

ON THE BENCH

NEW RANCHER

NEW STRATA UNIT

NEW TOWNHOME

Wonderful family home with 3 bedrms up with full basement. Large living room, dining area, eating nook, rec.room with pellet stove in basements. RV parking, fruit trees, garden area, 2 decks and great views.

Great location for this full side by side duplex in a good neighbourhood. Each side has an unfinished bsmt for storage. Living area of 1484 sq.ft. with 3 bedrms, 2 baths, some new paint and flooring. 24 hrs notice.

New 2 storey home with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, spacious open concept style kitchen with stone counters, spacious living room, nice master bedrm with 3 pce ensuite & W/O closet. Double garage. GST applies.

Quality 5 bedrm family home with fully finished basement, private fenced yard & RV parking. Home features new kitchen cabinets, backsplash & countertops, new flooring on main, new roof & updated HW tank.

Immaculate 5 bedrm family home in good area. Has large open kitchen with oak cabinets & nook area with access to covered deck. 2 bedrm legal suite at ground level, Backyard has garden area & shed.

#2749

#2772 

1400 sq.ft. rancher with full basement, 2 bedrooms up, 2 down, 3 baths, open concept kitchen with dining room. Spectacular views from the large windows. Center double siding gas F/P. Natural stone countertops, gorgeous kitchen cabinets, laundry on the main. GST applies.

New 2 storey townhome with 3 bedrm up, 4 baths, open concept kitchen with quartz countertops, laminate flooring, gas F/P, and fully finished basement. 2 car garage.

#2762

Beautiful 3 bedroom rancher with full bsmt on quiet cul de sac. Has 20x24 heated shop, room for RV, new fenced, new kitchen with granite counters & S/S appliances. Newer furnace, vinyl windows & siding & floors.

2 bedroom rancher with den and loft, open concept style home with spacious kitchen/ dining area that opens to living room with gas F/P. Loft could be used as family room. New Home Warranty. GST applies.

#2756

2 bedroom manufactured home overlooking the Nicola River in Eldorado MH Park. Had 574 sq.ft. private deck with hot tub & saunda plus a 30x12 detached work shed. Paved parking.

NICELY RENOVATED

WALK TO SHOPPING

#2748

$279,900

IN PRIME LOCATION

$349,900

IMMACULATE BENCH HOME

$389,900

$392,900

OPPORTUNITY

ON THE BENCH

$399,900 RIVERFRONT

#2751 

$84,900

RENOVATED DUPLEX

D SOL

#2766 

$374,900

IMMACULATE HOME

Beautiful 4 bedrm family home on the Bench with 2 car garage, extensive updates and move in ready. Backs onto city tennis courts with panoramic views of the valley. Full daylight basement with family rm.

Fully fin. 5 bedrm home, 3 bedrms up, 2 down, kitchen with custom cabinetry, eating bar opens to dining room. Workshop downstairs, tool rm, storage shed. Fenced backyard , RV parking. New roof in 2015, new A/C.

Nice Bench home with many recent reno’s including windows, roof, paint, flooring, fixtures & S/S appl. Home has 4 bedrms, 3 baths and fully finished bsmt. Private backyard with new deck, fruit trees & workshop.

4 bedroom starter home or investment opportunity. Home as 2 bedrooms up & 2 down with a partially finished basement. Has newer roof, windows, some flooring, 5 appliances & paint.

Nicely finished mobile home in Eldorado MH Park overlooking the river and golf course. Has 2 bedrooms, laminate floors, new skylight and comes with appliances. Quick possession.

Beautifully renovated 3 bedrm half duplex with attached 1 car garage. Home had had many upgrades including custom maple kitchen cabinetry, counters & S/S appliances & bathrm vanity.

#2703 

#2770 

#2726$345,000

#2752 

Quality built & immaculate family home in quiet area on 0.26 acre lot. Home has been well maintained, high quality laminate, 4 bedrms, 5 pce ensuite & 2 other full baths. Has 2 bedrm suite with long term tenant.

#2604 

#2723 

#2732 

$369,900 PRIVATE YARD

$399,900

NEWER APARTMENT

CED

LOWER NICOLA MHP

$44,900

$179,900

$394,900

DOWNTOWN

D L O S

Cozy 1100 sq.ft. rancher with 2 bedrooms, huge oak kitchen, HW floors throughout. On big double lot with RV parking, fish bond, fruit trees, small workshop and storage shed.

#2783

$229,900

#2746$339,900

Call us for a Market Evaluation.

#2743 

$299,500

Completely redone 4 bedrm home close to the downtown location. Home has newer kitchen, flooring, bathrooms up & down, windows, doors, wood burning stove downstairs, front porch, siding & gutters.

Cozy older home with 2 bedrooms, fee standing woodstove in living room plus electric heat. In central location and easy walk to amenities. Currently rented for $700 per month.

#2666 

#2690 

$229,900

$117,000

SPACIOUS RANCHER

BROOKMERE

IN LOWER NICOLA

IN LOWER NICOLA

FIRST TIME BUYERS

INVESTORS

WELL MAINTAINED

Charming 4 bedrm, 2.5 bath rancher with full basement in downtown location, with large rooms throughout, all new windows & doors, boiler system & HW tank, new roof in 2008, updated floors & bathrms.

Perfect retreat for outdoor enthusiast with year round activities. Close to fishing, crosscountry skiing, quading & more. Beautiful 2 bedrm home with open kitchen/living room, double garage, lots of parking.

2 bedroom mobile in popular Lower Nicola Park. Home has new roof, vinyl siding and windows, 10x20 deck in back. Inside of home needs some TLC. Bring offers.

Very clean home with 2 bedrms, great open floor plan, island in kitchen & central A/C. Very nice yard with flower garden & cedar hedge for privacy and a covered sundeck for those BBQ days, and a woodshed for storage.

Cozy 2 bedroom house, would be good starter or retirement home. Completely redone 10 years ago. Kitchen/living room open style. Single garage/shop has bedrm, bathrm & kitchen for visitor or teen.

Newer 2 bedroom apartment on 3rd floor, comes with stainless stove, fridge & D/W. Close to shopping, schools & bus. Strata fees $160 per month.

2 bedroom mobile in Eldorado Mobile Home Park. New plumbing with heat tape, 1 bath, comes with all appliances. Quick possession. Close to golf course. Pad rent $346 per month.

#2683 

#2612 

#2691 

#2774

#2674

D

3 bedrm rancher with fully basement, pool & RV parking. New updates include a new roof, siding, bathrms, paint, U/G sprinklers, deck & new pool deck. Nicely landscaped with mature foliage.

Quality built one bedroom apartment, close to schools, shopping and bus. Nice open design, kitchen has granite countertops and Shaker style cabinets. Nice view of mountains. Strata fees $160 per month

Nicely finished 2 bedroom mobile in popular Park. Nice open plan, large master suite, bright main bath with skylight & Jacuzzi tub. Enjoy the large deck in back. Central A/C, electrical updated, new furnace.

#2701 

#2773

#2684 

$129,900

$49,900

#2721$289,900

#2524 

$309,900

$24,900

$69,900

DUPLEX

CLOSE TO SCHOOLS

BENCH VIEW HOME

IN ELDORADO PARK

IN LOWER NICOLA

AFFORDABLY PRICED

DUPLEX

Up and down duplex in an area close to shopping and downtown core. 3 bedrooms up and 2 bedrooms in lower unit. Has electric heat and separate meters. Currently rented.

4 bedroom family home with HW floors, open concept with big gourmet kitchen, sunken living room, 2 baths and recent renovations include some windows, exterior doors, asphalt shingles.

2 bedroom mobile home in Eldorado Mobile Home Park. Buy as personal residence or a rental unit. Storage unit on pad. Pad rent $360. Currently tenanted.

2 bedroom mobile home on 0.56 acre lot with several outbuildings and room for a shop. Features new fridge & stove, HW tank, kitchen flooring and porch roof. Zoned for duplex.

2 bedroom rancher in a cozy setting with a big yard and an attached single car garage. Zoned C2 with possibility of working from home. Currently rented at $875 per month.

#2689 

5 bedroom family home in outstanding location on view side of Parker Drive and adjacent to vacant city property. Hardwood flooring on main floor, large spacious rooms & full basement. Needs some TLC.

#2409

#2750 

#2688$24,900

#2764 

#2692 

$224,000

$389,900

SOL

U RED

$359,900

$172,000

#2781 

$289,000

$252,900

LOOKING TO INVEST?

$175,000

$173,900

$148,000

$159,900

GREAT STARTER HOME

QUIET SETTING

This side by side duplex, currently rented, good for investment on a corner lot and close to elementary school & convenient store. Each side has 2 or 3 bedrms plus a single garage.

Home has 3 bedrooms up 1.5 baths, newer windows and siding and a partly finished basement with rec.room. Close to elementary school. Lane access with carport in back.

Large family home in good neighbourhood in Lower Nicola. 4 bedrooms, living room with wood burning fireplace, large dining & family room also with fireplace. Large yard with nice gardens.

#2687 

#2662 

D L O S $166,000

$129,900

$46,900

#2681$319,900

Merritt offers very affordable housing prices and is ideally located at the hub of 3 major highway connecting us to the Lower Mainland, Kamloops and the Okanagan. The surrounding area offers an abundance of recreational activities from fishing, boating, hunting, camping, golfing, and cross-country in Kane Valley to various music festivals throughout the year. Let us help you invest in your future!

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LAKE

IC & I

IC & I

ON 5.63 ACRES

ON TWO ACRES

STUNNING HOME

AT NICOLA LAKE

COMMERCIAL BUILDING

RV PARK

Unique property with 3 bedrm, 3 bath home offers privacy & panoramic views. Has 32x26 detached garage/shop with 11 ft ceilings & 200 amp. Lots of parking, nicely landscaped yard.

Wonderful 2 acre property in Lower Nicola with large 24x40 shop plus a 624 sq.ft. outbuilding you could use for home-based business. The 3 bedrm 2 bath rancher with oak kitchen cabinetry, updated main bath & an extensive private back deck & hot tub.

Gorgeous 4000 s.ft. home at Nicola Lake. Enjoy the floor to ceiling windows overlooking the lake, vaulted ceilings, double sided gas F/P, 5 bedrms, 5 baths, full bsmt, 5 pce ensuite, gourmet kitchen & much more.

3100 sq.ft. open concept home with master bedrm w/4 pce ensuite on the main plus 3 bedrms down, 3 baths, huge office/den, living room with vaulted ceilings, large view windows. Large workshop + double garage.

#2767

#2664

15.9 acre RV Park bordering the Coldwater River. Hookups in place & future set of plans for expansion available. Has city wate, sewer & power. Also has small rental home with long term tenants.

#2779

#2693

Great opportunity to own a commercial/ residential revenue property with a currently lease in place. Has approx. 4230 sq.ft. of retail space with 4 bedrm residential suite above, in the heart of downtown.

#2778

#2771

$649,000

10 AC SUNSHINE VALLEY

$495,000

$849,900

ON 22 ACRES

D SOL

Great family home on 10 acres with 6500 sq.ft. shop & covered RV parking. Home has 4+ bdrms, 4 baths, woodstove in cozy central gathering area & full basement make this a wonderful place to raise a family.

Approx. 22 acres just minutes from Merritt. Nicely renovated 4 bedrm home. Great horse property with a 44x36 horse barn & 100x44 metal Quonset shop. Home has 4 bedrms, 3 bath, open style country kitchen. 2 car garage, new drilled well & nicely landscaped.

#2615

#2733

$679,000

Nicola Lake is located 10 kms from Merritt.

$699,900

$699,900

$349,900

$1,850,000

AT NICOLA LAKE

COMMERCIAL BUILDING

COMMERCIAL BUILDING

2 bedroom recreational cabin with living room, dining room & kitchen. Enjoy the sandy beaches & breathtaking views. Boating, fishing, swimming and snowmobiling in winter. No water or sewer services.

n busy location with tenant, and is fully leased. Total of 6600 sq.ft. with 4100 on the main, 1050 sq.ft. in basement and 1520 on top floor that could be used as living quarters.

#2765

#2573

Great location on a corner lot with approx. 7300 sq.ft. building, zoned C-4 with site specific zoning to allow doctors, lawyers, professional offices. Lots of parking, nicely landscaped.

$425,000

$850,000

#2019

$595,000

10.9 ACRES

12.63 ACRES

9.88 ACRES

NICOLA LAKEVIEW HOME

INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY

20 ACRES

Located in Miller Estates, a subdivision of custom built executive homes, just 10 minutes west of Merritt. Enjoy the views of the valley & surrounding mountains. Land is mostly cleared with some trees.

Private acreage, treed with great access to Spius creek. Several good building sites, has a drilled well and hydro to lot line. Located in Sunshine Valley off Cleasby Road.

Great acreage to build your dream home. Has easy access from highway, rolling hills, some trees, nice views, a well in place and power on the road. Adjacent lot also available.

This open concept rancher has a walkout basement & quality features like vaulted ceilings, rock F/P in huge living room with HW floors, spacious kitchen with island, 2 bedrms up, 2 down, large wet bar and games/rec.room.

Light industrial 0.8 acres with 62x32 insulated shop in TNRD but on edge of town. Zoning allow for manufacturing, wholesale commercial, service industries, restaurant, agricultural, etc.

Two 10 acre parcels in the City limits. One parcel has a two year lease. Zoned M-1. Other parcel has “future development” zoning. Call for more details

SPECTACULAR VIEWS

1 ACRE

179 ACRES

TYNER LAKE

INDUSTRIAL BUILDING

COMMERCIAL BUILDING

Custom cedar home on over 1 acre features 3 bedrms, 3 baths, open kitchen, large deck off nook area and rec.room in basement with 3rd bedrm. 1 car garage, raised garden beds & many fruit trees.

Enjoy the great outdoors on this 1 acre lot on Iron Mountain. Close to fishing, hunting, cross country skiing & more. Only 10 mins. from Merritt, 1 yr from Kelowna & 2 hrs from the Lower Mainland.

Located only 2 km from city this historical south facing parcel sits on bench above Highway 8 with panoramic views, 31 acres in hay that can yield 3 crops annually, has marketable timber, a rock quarry and 3 bedrm home.

Enjoy this waterfront rustic cabin on gov’t leased land. Cabin has kitchen with eating area, living room & 1 bedroom on the main with small loft above, a lake side deck and their own dock. It’s located 30 kms northwest of Merritt.

Immaculate 8500 sq.ft. pre-cast tilt-up building on corner lot of 0.8 acres. Easy access from highway on truck route. Has 6400 sq.ft. of retail space + 1600 sq.ft. of warehouse on ground floor. Paved parking, loading dock.

Bowling Alley for sale includes building, land and all equipment for turnkey business. Located downtown on 7503 sq.ft. lot. Building is approx. 6700 sq.ft. A must view for any interested entrepreneurs.

#2763

#2728

$239,900

$510,000

#2047

$199,000

#2735

$89,900

#2782

#2495

$176,900

$1,241,000

#2613

$650,000

#2675

264 ACRES

$99,000

Gorgeous property with approx. 1 mile of Guichon Creek flowing through. A great variety of land with possibilities of subdivision. Not in ALR. Has old farm house & shop. Hydro to house, 2 titles.

#2656

$1,250,000

1 acre lot with exquisite views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Located in subdivision well under way, of spectacular custom built homes. Nicola Lake offers many year round activities.

#2731

$850,000

#2555

#2759

$2,000,000

$450,000

Perfect opportunity to build the home of your dreams at beautiful Nicola lake, on this 1.05 acre lot the panoramic views. Enjoy the boating, water skiing, sailing & fishing this lake offers.

#2578

Give us a call for a Market Evaluation and let’s get your property listed!

$199,000

LAKEVIEW ACREAGE

53 ACRES

SPIUS CREEK ESTATES

#2626

$264,900

ON NICOLA LAKE

MERRITT A great place to live, work and play.

#2724

COLDWATER HILLS

$159,000 LAKEFRONT LOT

Rare property that includes R-3 and FD zoning. FD allows the Buyer to request a zoning to fit their plans such as an additional residential zoning or M-1 for Light Industrial.

#2575

Located off Petit Creek Road

$1,690,000

Recreation commercial waterfront lot allows for multi-family resort, Pub, restaurant, marina, etc. There are a total of 3 lots available, listed separately, side by side for a total of 12 acres. Water & sewer not connected.

#2710

$1,200,000 LAKEVIEW LOT

15 ACRES

Prices starting at $199,000

These approx. 10+ acre lots are located approx. 15 minutes from Merritt in beautiful Sunshine Valley. Stunning views of the valley & some are riverfront. GST is applicable. Call for more details. Disclosure available. #2540

Great property in well developed subdivision of acreage lots. This unique 15+ acre property has a large amount of river frontage, hydro at lot line. Well is not in, but potable water is within 60 ft of depth.

#2720

$289,000

Just under 1 acre lot with exquisite views of Nicola Lake. Lot allows you to mold the property to your exact specifications. Lake offers many year round activities for the outdoor enthusiast.

#2729

$199,000

Located on Veale Road Prices starting at $139,900 + GST Beautiful 10 +/- acre parcels with gorgeous views of the Coldwater River, just 10 minutes from Merritt. Power at lot line & many lots have preapproved building & septic sites. Some lots have wells. New perimeter fencing. Call for complete details. #1869

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B.C. braces for new U.S. lumber trade action forest products trade mission to Japan Friday. The U.S. remains B.C.’s largest lumber customer, although Japan, China, India and other markets have improved in recent years. “We are disappointed that the U.S. lumber industry has petitioned its government to launch trade litigation,” Thomson said. “We encourage the U.S. government to review previous cases and determine that the U.S. industry allegations against

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B.C.’s government and forest industry are disappointed but not surprised at the latest trade action launched on Nov. 25 by the U.S. lumber industry. The notice of litigation comes after the last Canada-U.S. softwood lumber agreement expired in October. Forests Minister Steve Thomson received the news as he began his annual

Canada are unfounded.” Susan Yurkovich, president of the B.C. Lumber Trade Council, is also on the Asia trade mission, aimed at reducing B.C.’s dependence on the U.S., which still buys half of B.C.’s export lumber. She said the industry will “vigorously defend” against the latest trade action.

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The Berger-meister holds down the fort vs. Trail

Ian Webster THE MERRITT HERALD

The Merritt Centennials can be thankful they have the Berger-meister — Jake Berger, that is. The rookie netminder for the Cents stopped an incredible 48 of 50 shots, including 21 in the first period, to lead his team to a 3-2 victory over the Smoke Eaters in Trail on Saturday night. “I felt really good,” said Berger. “We’ve lost a lot of close, one-goal games this season, and it felt good to finally win one.” The 19-year-old goalie from Minnetonka, Minn. said the long game-day bus ride to Trail was not a problem. “It actually gives you more time to mentally prepare,” he said. “Trail is pretty offensive-minded, and very good off the rush. They like to shoot at you from everywhere. “It’s kind of nice to get shots early. It gets you right in the game. The better games I’ve had this season, I’ve gotten more shots.” When the Interior

division showdown was on the line in the third period, Berger came up big, stopping all 18 shots — many of them of the Grade-A variety. “Yeah, it was pretty intense, and very fast, but everybody did their jobs,” he said. The only two pucks to get past Berger Saturday night came at 6:12 of the first period and at 14:48 of the second. The rest of the time, he just shut the door. “We were definitely under siege in that third period,” said Centennials head coach and GM Joe Martin. “Jake did a good job.” Meanwhile, Merritt was able to generate sufficient offense to register three goals of their own — from Henry Cleghorn at 1:51 of the first period, Nick Fidanza just under four minutes later, and Zach Risteau with his team-leading 13th at 7:42 of the second. Martin had words of praise for Cleghorn. “[Henry] works hard for his chances, and is very opportunistic. He’s always around the net.”

Merritt Centennials’ netminder Jake Berger watches as one of his 48 saves in Trail on Saturday deflects up into the mesh above the glass behind his net. Also following the puck are Smoke Eater Spencer McLean and the Cents’ Michael Faulkner. Photo courtesy of JIm Bailey/Trail Times

The intense but cleanly-played game featured just two penalties, both to Merritt. “There were definitely some more calls that could have been made — either way,” said Martin. Friday night, the Centennials deserved better in their 4-3 homeice loss to the Salmon

Arm Silverbacks. They outplayed the visitors for large parts of the game, got solid goaltending from Colten Lancaster, and scored twice on the powerplay. That should have been enough to pick up the win. Unfortunately, the Cents were guilty of some lapses — especially in their own end — and

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When Merritt Centennials rookie Zach Risteau scored his 12th goal of the season at 1:13 of the second period on Friday, the stuffies came raining down on Teddy Bear Toss night. Cents Zach Zorn (left) and Colten Lancaster helped collect up the cuddly animals, which will bring joy to local youngsters at Christmas. Ian Webster/Herald

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Buckley missed Friday’s outing, but played in Trail. Following the weekend split, Merritt’s record sits at 11-12-5-1 at the midway mark of the 2016-17 BCHL regular season. Merritt’s lone game this coming weekend is a home date with the Victoria Grizzlies on Saturday. The Grizzlies sit at the top of the Island division standings, two points up on Powell River. Their line-up features highscoring forwards Tyler Welsh and Cole Pickup, both of whom have 32 points, and goaltender Matthew Galajda, who already has 14 wins to his credit this season and a sparkling 0.925 savepercentage. Martin reported that Bell is expected to play this weekend. The puck drop Saturday night is at 7 p.m.

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paid dearly for the letdowns. “On two of the goals (against), it was just a lack of focus for a few split seconds,” said Martin. “Leaving our zone a bit too quickly, or mishandling the puck. “On Salmon Arm’s game-winning goal, it was a three-on-two, and they played it well. They

drove the puck wide and left a third guy high in the slot.” Merritt scorers on Friday were Risteau, Michael Regush and Cleghorn. Lancaster was busy, stopping 36 of 40 shots sent his way, while Salmon Arm’s Trevin Kozlowski turned aside 32 of 35. Gone early in Friday’s game was Merritt’s Nick Fidanza, who was assessed a check-frombehind minor and game misconduct at 1:01 of the first period. As a result of the banishment, Fidanza was unable to play alongside his younger brother, Mike, who was an affiliate-player call-up from the Chase Heat. Sitting out both weekend games were defenceman Michael Van Unen and forwards Chase Bell and Tyler Ward. Defenceman Tyrell

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News from the Cents, the BCHL and beyond Regush to attend World Junior A Challenge Team Canada West selection camp Ian Webster THE MERRITT HERALD

Eighteen-year-old Merritt Centennials forward Michael Regush has been selected to attend the Team Canada West tryout camp for the 2016 World Junior A Challenge. The camp will run from Dec. 5 to 8 in Leduc, Alta. It will feature 60 players chosen from the five Western Canada Junior A leagues: the British Columbia Hockey League, the Alberta Junior Hockey League, the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, the Manitoba Junior Hockey League, and the Superior International Junior Hockey League. The 60 invitees (seven goalies, 17 defencemen, 36 forwards) will be vying for one of 22 spots on the Team Canada West squad that will participate in the 2016 WJAC in Bonnyville, Alta. from Dec. 11 to 17, along with teams representing Team Canada East, Russia, the United States, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. The BCHL leads the way in selections to the Canada West training camp with 25 players, followed by the AJHL (14), SJHL (11), MJHL (8) and the SIJHL (2). Regush, from Surrey, is in his second season with the Centennials, and has already earned a scholarship to prestigious Cornell University. The sixfoot, two-inch centre currently leads his team in points, with 11 goals and 13 assists in 29 games. In 2015-16, Regush tallied six goals and 11 assists for 17 points in 56 regular-season games. Prior to beginning his BCHL career, he played three seasons with the Delta Hockey Academy in the Canadian Secondary Schools Hockey League. The four-day Team Canada West training camp will consist of practices and intra-squad games. The coaching

Michael Regush

staff is headed up by Barry Wolff from the BCHL’s Coquitlam Express. The selection committee will have representatives from all five of the western leagues. The Merritt Centennials have had four players previously represent Team Canada West at the annual World Junior A Challenge. They are: Casey Pierro-Zabotel (2006, 2007), Reece Willcox (2011) and Dane Birks and Jeff Wight (2013). Former Centennials bench boss Al Glendinning was a member of the 2007 Canada West coaching staff, while former Cents’ goaltender Jonah Imoo played for the 2012 TCW team while still a member of the Power River Kings. Between them, Team Canada West and the United States have won the gold medal at all 10 World Junior A Challenges leading up to this year’s event in Bonnyville. The U.S. has won the tournament six times, and Team Canada West four times, including last year in Cobourg and Whitby, Ont.

Gould WCHA Rookie-of-the-Week Ian Webster THE MERRITT HERALD

Former Merritt Centennials forward Gavin Gould has made an auspicious start to his NCAA hockey career at Michigan Tech. Following in his brother Malcolm’s footsteps with the Huskies, Gould has racked up three goals and three assists in his first nine games in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. Two of those goals came on Nov. 11 in Michigan Tech’s 6-1 victory over Lake Superior State (with former Centennial Diego Cuglietta in the Lakers’

Gavin Gould

line-up). Gould’s performance garnered him the WCHA Rookie-of-theWeek honours for the week ending Nov. 18. Gould, from North Vancouver, played two and a half seasons with the Merritt Centennials

(2013-16) prior to being traded to the Nanaimo Clippers in January of this year. The dynamic winger racked up 69 goals and 100 assists for 169 points in 191 BCHL regular-season and playoff games for the Cents and Clippers. Gould’s teammates this year with Michigan Tech include former Centennials defenceman Dane Birks and netminder Devin Kero. The Huskies sport an 8-2-2 conference record going into this weekend’s action against Bemedji State (Minnesota). The last two weekends, the Huskies were in Alaska.

Former Cents APs at the top of their game Ian Webster THE MERRITT HERALD

A pair of former 100 Mile Wranglers of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, with connections to the Merritt Centennials, are enjoying tremendous success in their final season of Junior A eligibility. The two 20-year-olds — goaltender Kristian Stead and forward Luke Santerno — are at the top of their game in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) and British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) respectively. Stead, who hails from Merritt and played all his minor hockey locally, is in his second season with the Nipawin Hawks. In

18 games, he has a 2.01 goals-against-average, a 0.936 save-percentage and two shutouts. He was chosen as the SaskTel Goaltender of the Month for October, and is currently ranked second overall in the league behind Battleford’s Joel Gryzbowski. During his two seasons with the Wranglers (2013-15), Stead was an affiliate player with Merritt, and on two occasions started regularseason games for the Centennials. He also attended two Cents’ main camps. Stead’s 100 Mile teammate in 2013-14, Luke Santerno, was also a Centennials’ AP, and saw action with the

Kristian Stead

Cents in five BCHL games over the course of the season. The Smithers native chose to begin his BCHL career in Cowichan Valley. In two seasons with the Capitals, he registered 53 points in 115 games. Santerno was traded to Trail in the off-season, and has really found a home with the Smoke

Luke Santerno

Eaters. In just 28 games so far, he has already scored 21 goals and added 18 assists for 39 points. This past week, it was announced that Santerno has accepted a scholarship for next season to Bentley University, a NCAA Div. 1 school located outside Boston in Waltham, Mass.

League sees new format for 2016-17 post-season Ian Webster THE MERRITT HERALD

In late October, the BCHL announced its new playoff format for the 2016-17 season. In the Interior Division, all six teams will qualify for the post-season, unless the fifth-place team in the Mainland Division has more points than the sixth-place team in the Interior, in which case, the Mainland team will take the sixthplace seed position. Round one of the Interior Division playoffs will see the top two seeded teams get a bye, while the third seed will play the sixth seed and the fourth seed will play

the fifth seed in best-of-seven series. In round two, the first seed will play the lowest seed coming out of round one, and the second seed will play the other team that has advanced out of round one. Round three will determine the

Interior Division champion. The Mainland and Island Divisions will see the top four teams in each conference qualify for round one play, with the number one seed meeting the number four seed, and the second and third seeds squaring off. Round two will see the division champions determined, while round three will pit the respective champions against each other for the right to play the Interior champion for the Fred Page Cup, and the right to represent the BCHL in this year’s Western Canada Cup in Penticton from April 29 to May 7.

NHL opening-day rosters filled with ex-BCHLers Ian Webster THE MERRITT HERALD

When the 201617 National Hockey League season officially got under way in October, there was a huge Canadian Junior Hockey League (Junior A) presence spread over the rosters of the 30 NHL-member teams. As of Oct. 26, there were no fewer than 147 CJHL players (89 forwards, 46 defencemen and 12 goaltenders) who had played at least one NHL regular-season game for their respective clubs. Every single National Hockey League team had at least one

CJHL alumnus. Leading the way was the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) with 58 graduates playing on a National Hockey League team. The British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) was second with 33 alumni on NHL rosters, followed by the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) with 21. Fifteen different

BCHL teams have one or more former players now competing in the NHL, led by the Penticton Vees with eight. The next closest teams — the Coquitlam Express, Victoria Grizzlies and Salmon Arm Silverbacks — all have three players in the NHL ranks. Notable names with links to past and present BCHL teams are Jamie and Jordie Benn (Victoria Grizzlies, Dallas Stars), Duncan Keith (Penticton Panthers, Chicago Black Hawks), Milan Lucic (Coquitlam Express, Edmonton Oilers),

Carey Price (Quesnel Millionaires, Montreal Canadiens), Kyle Turris (Burnaby Express, Ottawa Senators) and rookies Troy Stecher (Penticton Vees, Vancouver Canucks) and Danton Heinen (Surrey Eagles, Boston Bruins). “The ever-increasing number of our alumni on NHL clubs is a tremendous testament to the development of our players, as well as the preparation and commitment put forth by each of our member leagues and their respective teams,” said CJHL chairman Kirk Lamb.


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Bench and Diamond Vale take volleyball titles Ian Webster THE MERRITT HERALD

The gymnasium at the former Coquihalla Middle School was filled to the brim on Friday, Nov. 25 for the SD 58 elementary school volleyball championships. Seven area schools from Merritt, Lower Nicola and Princeton were represented, with separate sets of teams competing in morning and afternoon sessions. The conclusion of the morning tournament couldn’t have been more dramatic, as the Bench Bears and Diamond Vale Cougars went into overtime to decide the overall winner. When the dust had settled, it was

the Bears with a narrow 22-20 victory over the previously undefeated Cougars. Third place went to the Vermilion Forks Thunderbirds, who edged the Collettville Wildcats 19-17. In the afternoon tournament, Diamond Vale was not about to be denied. After rolling over the opposition during preliminary play, the Cougars knocked off one of two Bench teams 22-16 in semifinal action before beating NicolaCanford’s number one squad 24-18 in the championship game. Third place went to Bench I, who edged Bench II 17-13 in the consolation final. There was some great action at the SD 58 elementary schools volleyball championships on Nov. 25 at the CMS gym.

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The morning champs from Bench. (Back row, left to right) Coach Lynn Aubin, Wyatt McIvor, Lucas Schmid, Max Graham, Hanna Ellingsen, Preston Laupitz, coach Carolin Vandenbrink, (middle row) Semiah Oppenheim, Mariska Wekking, Ella McKeown, Austyn Streek, (front row) Matthew Morrissey, Jorden Ho. Ian Webster/Herald

(Left) Collettville Wildcats Miranda Cavaliere (left) and Cienna Warrington-Wright team up for a bump and volley in order to get the ball over the net as Aryan Shokraee watches in the background. (Right) As Diamond Vale’s Alice Wilson-Spencer looks on, her teammates Dani Turmel (left) and Karan Natt go to the floor in an attempt to dig up a ball. Ian Webster/Herald

Afternoon champs, Diamond Vale. (Back row, left to right) Coach Glen Musgrave, Cole Jackson, Felicity Graham, Lilliah Klein, principal Dan Duncan, (front row) Kira Meldrum, Neveah Stephens, Blake Klassen. Ian Webster/Herald

MINOR HOCKEY Peewee Rep The Ramada peewee reps traveled to 100 Mile House on the weekend for a game against the Wranglers. The Jr. Cents were firing on all cylinders, and came away with a 21-2 victory. Nine different players picked up one or more points for the Merritt team: Max Graham, Carter Shackelly, Robert Sterling, Lucas Schmid, Wyatt Smith, Preston Laupitz, Gracie Graham Jalen McRae and Cortez Charters. Nathan Willey recorded the win in net. The Ramada squad is off to a tournament in Penticton this weekend, with games scheduled against Ridge Meadows, Surrey and Vancouver’s North Shore Winter Club during preliminary play.

Atom Recreation The LNB atoms played a rare home game against a revved up Chase team at the Shulus arena on the weekend. The visitors

proved to be a handful, skating to a 10-2 win. Merritt scorers were Ezekiel Thuveson (with his first goal ever) and Isaac Asselstine, assisted by Riley Fraser. The LNB team was scheduled to play the female peewee side on Wednesday of this week in an exhibition game prior to competing in a tournament in Logan Lake on the weekend.

with singles coming from Simon, Ouellet, Tomkinson, Liam Kelly and Dreydon Thomas. Keyton Laupitz and Sam both had a pair of assists, while Thomas was credited with a singleton. Netminders Mack Stead and Holden King shared the wins between the pipes.

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The Interior Savings peewees are hosting an eight-team tournament this weekend, with games Friday, Saturday and Sunday at both the Shulus and Nicola Valley Memorial arenas. Visiting teams will be from Kamloops, Surrey, Abbotsford, Clearwater, Salmon Arm, Aldergrove and Vernon. The Merritt team plays its round-robin games on Friday at 4:45 p.m. and on Saturday at 8:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. All three games are at the Nicola Valley arena. Playoffs run from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday.

The Tracker Sportswear midget reps took both games of a weekend doubleheader on home ice against the 100 Mile Wranglers. In Saturday’s 7-2 victory, Anthony Tulliani led the way in scoring with a hat trick, while Tyler Mosely and Baley Tomkinson each tallied twice. Assists went to Darius Sam (2), Marco Camastro (2), Connor Ouellet, Travis Sterling, Travis Simon, Tomkinson and Mosely. Things were a little closer on Sunday, with the score 7-4 in Merritt’s favor. Camastro scored twice,

Peewee Recreation

Merritt’s Fountain Tire atom development team finished fourth at their own six-team tournament on the weekend, with every player on the roster recording at least one point on the scoresheet. (Above) Charlie Michel (6) skates the puck between two Princeton players during tournament action on Sunday. The two teams squared off twice during the two-day event, which was won by the Prince George Huskies over the Chilliwack Bruins in the championship final. Ian Webster/Herald

POOL SHARK

Merritt’s Taylor Carmichael is in her second year of competing for the Thompson Rivers University Wolfpack women’s swim team. Carmichael was in Edmonton on the weekend, taking part in the CIS Canada West championships at the University of Alberta. The Wolfpack team finished in eighth place overall. In individual competition, Carmichael finished 17th in the 800metre freestyle, 20th in the 200-metre backstroke, 25th in the 200-metre freestyle and 29th in the 100-metre freestyle. She also competed on the TRU women’s 4x100-metre and 4x200-metre freestyle relay teams that both finished eighth. Photo courtesy of Andre Snucins/TRU Athletics


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ELKS AND ROYAL PURPLE

Elks and Royal Purple craft and bake sale at the Elks Hall 1702 Goldwater

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we love to sing. Join St. Michael’s Anglican Church Hall on Thursday, Dec. 15 and Friday, Dec. 16 at 7:00 p.m. for a service of lessons and carols. They are located at 1990 Chapman Street. Refreshments and goodies to follow.

PAINTING IN THE LIBRARY

Nicola Naturalist Society is sponsoring a new documentary movie on wildlife in BC and the need for provincial Species at Risk legislation. “Toad People” made by the Wilderness Committee is touring BC. Excellent wildlife footage and a strong conservation message. Thursday Dec. 1 at 7:00 p.m. at NVIT Lecture Theatre. Entrance by donation.

CHRISTMAS LUNCH

Come down to the Trinity United Church on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m for a Christmas lunch, craft and bake sale.

CREATIVE COMPASS

14 local artists have a group Art Show at the Secret Gallery (beside Brambles Bakery) Opening at 7:00 p.m. on Nov. 10, continuing until mid-Dec. Baillie House Christmas Wreath Sale will be held Nov. 22 to Dec. 3 (Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.). All local crafters are welcome to drop their wreaths off at Baillie House by Nov. 21. They will be for hung for sale for two weeks. All proceeds will be returned to the artists.

WANT TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF CHILDREN?

Volunteer and help build skills and confidence in young readers. Literacy Merritt and Nicola Valley Society is seeking French and English speaking volunteers for the One to One children’s literacy program in local elementary schools. Volunteer 1.5 hrs/wk for 12 wks. 2016-17 sessions run Oct. to Feb. and Feb. to May. Attend a 2-3 hr training session and school orientation early Oct. Contact Kelly Reid, Literacy Outreach Coordinator at literacymerritt@gmail.com or call 250-378-7844.

MERRITT PICKLEBALL

Anyone interested in playing Pickleball, or just trying it out, please come to the old CMS School (2975

Clapperton) on MWF 9:00-11:00 a.m. or M 7:00-9:00 p.m. or W 6:30-8:30 p.m. Demo paddles are available for use. An easy sport to play, and great fun and exercise. For more information call Brian 250-378-7452; or Gary 250-280-0105.

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Merritt Lutheran Fellowship

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

MERRITT SENIOR CENTRE

Nicola Valley Evangelical Free Church

Weekly schedule is as follows: Monday: senior exercises 10:30 a.m., cribbage and whist 2:30 p.m. Tuesday: bingo 1 p.m., doors open at 10:30 a.m. duplicate bridge 7 p.m. Wednesday: carpet bowling 1:30 p.m., court whist 7 p.m. Thursday: floor curling 1 p.m., floor curling (physically challenged) 10 a.m. second and fourth Thursday. Friday: rummoli and games 7 p.m. Last Friday of the month: pot luck supper 5:30 p.m. for more information phone 250-378-4407.

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.

ELKS BINGO

St. Michael’s Anglican Church

Every Wednesday at 1 p.m. Doors open at 11 a.m. Come in for lunch!

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

MERRITT SENIOR CURLING

Trinity United Church

Mondays and Tuesday’s at 1:00 p.m.. New members welcome. Contact George Mitchell at 250-378-6779

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

MESSY CHURCH

First Thursday of month, 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Trinity United Church. For parents or guardians and children to share fun activities, crafts, games, songs, celebration and sitdown dinner with your family. For more information or to register 250-378-5735 or email tucc@telus.net

HELP US REACH OUR GOAL

The Living with Loss drop-in support group will be meeting the first and third Wednesday of every month from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at 2025 Granite Avenue, Room 12. 250280-4040.

Would you like to see a community performing arts theatre in Merritt, then the Nicola Valley Community Theatre Society can use your help!

FOOD BANK FRIDAY NIGHT BINGO

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

CONAYT BINGO

Join Conayt Friendship Society every Thursday for bingo. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and bingo starts at 6 p.m. Everyone welcome to come and play! 2164 Quilchena Ave.

THE MERRITT CHAPTER OF THE VINTAGE CAR CLUB OF CANADA

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 Jack Cross 250-378-2662 or Kim Jurriet 250-378-2672 for more information.

If you would like to help donate to this wonderful cause please make cheque payable to Nicola Valley Community Theatre Society and mail it to: 1952 Eastwood Ave., Merritt, BC V1K 1K3

For more information call Rich Hodson 250-378-6794

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Christopher Sawatsky On November 22, 2016, Christopher Sawatsky passed away in Merritt, B.C., at the age of 47 years. He is survived by his loving Mother Marilyn, Airi, their three daughters; Tristen, Emma and Envy, his brother Jim Sawatsky and several aunts and uncles in the United States. He is predeceased by his father Herb, as well as his brother Steven Sawatsky. Arrangements to be announced at a later date.

Until We Meet Again,We Love You!

Ruth Nora Melnychook With great sadness and loving memories we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, and great, great grandmother. She leaves to mourn her son Ted Melnychook (Eve), of Kelowna, daughters Florence Wilkinson (Mitch) of Merritt, Willie Struch (David) of Penticton, and much too many grand children to list. She also leaves some amazing friends Doris, Joe and Krista, Linda, of Kamloops and as well as her much loved extended family at Pine Grove Centre in Kamloops. A special thanks to Pine Grove and Dennis at the Kamloops Funeral Home.

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MERRITT & DISTRICT HOSPICE SOCIETY Children also grieve. Be honest with the child and give simple clear explanations consistent with the child’s level of understanding.

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More than 1.5 million Canadian families are in need of affordable housing. Your contributions provides Habitat with the resources it needs to help families.

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7TH at 7 PM A non-denominational program of remembrance. Music & Light Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP.

MERRITT FUNERAL CHAPEL 250-378-2141 or 1-800-668-3379 • 2113 Granite Ave., Merritt www.MerrittFuneralChapel.com

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David Kendall, resident of Merritt, British Columbia, passed away peacefully in the Dawson Creek & District Hospital on October 19, 2016. He leaves behind his loving wife, Betty; daughter Stacey Jo (Kevin) Grimm and their children Peter, Riley, and Sawyer; son Jim Kendall; and daughter Amanda (Tanner) Croawford and their children Jason, Ava, and Thomas. David was predeceased by his daughter Stacey Ann Noel in 2009. David worked tugboats for many years, some in North Vancouver, but loved it in the Northwest Territories (Fort Simpson). He was known as ‘Captain K’ by his mates and boss Gerald. His favourite times were at Moberly Lake on visits to Dawson Creek with the Schilds family. He loved the people in Merritt and the tenants at Kengard Manor. David will be missed for his kind heart, witty ways, and joy of life. There will be no service, as requested by David, but we will always have fond memories as we remember his life. Arrangements were entrusted to Bergeron Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd.

Remembering Our Loved Ones

Are you ready to discover opportunity with one of North America’s most successful forest companies? West Fraser believes in giving our employees a challenge they can rise to. At West Fraser there are many challenging opportunities to build your career in our company. We believe in growing our team from within and many of our employees have built their careers with us. Discover what you can achieve with West Fraser. 100 Mile Lumber Division is currently seeking a highly motivated:

5th Class Power Engineer The ideal candidate: O Has knowledge of dry kilns, hot oil boilers and a keen understanding of the concept of drying lumber. O Possesses good interpersonal, communication and organizational skills. Good leadership skills are an asset. Our Power Engineers are required to work a 4x4 12-hour shift schedule. Rate of pay and benefits are as per the USW Local 1-425 Collective Agreement.

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To explore this opportunity, submit your resume and proof of qualifications in confidence to Dave Fletcher Dave.Fletcher@westfraser.com, fax to (250)-395-8254, or mail to PO Box 97, 100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0. Applications will be accepted until December 16, 2016. For more information on West Fraser and our current opportunities, visit our website at: www.westfraser.com/jobs We thank all candidates for their interest. Only those selected for interview will be contacted.


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Fir Firewood split or rounds delivered. Measured cords. 250-277-4477.

Garage Sales Garage / Estate Sale Sat Dec10. 1940 Sage Street 9am to 4pm. High End Items Everything must go

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Property Manager: Lynda Etchart

Suites, Lower Fully furnished basement suite for rent. Utilities Included. $550.00/month. Good References Required. (250) 315 - 0019

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NOTICE TO REMOVE PRIVATE LAND FROM WOODLOT LICENCE W 391 Please be advised that Rene Thomsen is proposing to remove 17.4 ha of private land from Woodlot licence 391 located in the vicinity of Patchett Road. Inquires / comments to this proposal must be Submitted to Rene Thomsen, 2037 Gillis Crescent, Merritt B.C., V1K 1H9 by December 24th, 2016. Only written inquiries received by the above date will be responded to. Information about this proposal can be obtained by contacting:

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