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Merritt was a busy hub heading into the long weekend, as freezing rain and multiple accidents trapped 1,000 vehicles on the Coquihalla Highway overnight on Feb. 9, while winter storms cut off alternate routes to the Interior, such as Highway 1 and Highway 3. Michael Potestio THE MERRITT HERALD
The Ministry of Transportation intends to review what happened when the highway was forced to shut down last weekend and make improvements in areas they can control. Mike Lorimer, Ministry of Transportation regional director for the Southern Interior, told the Herald an estimated 50 to 100 passenger vehicles were still stuck on the highway as of about 10 o’clock on the morning of Feb. 9, before the highway was reopened temporarily on Friday. The Ministry had been sending food, fuel and water to those forced to spend the night on the highway. “That’s something we’ve been doing as soon as we could get access to it,” Lorimer said, adding that traffic congestion and icy conditions made it difficult to access people deep in the lineups. Crews spent the early afternoon on Friday moving more traffic through heavily congested areas, getting plow trucks cycling on the road and laying down sand — before more flurries laid down another coating of snow and ice at near the Coquihalla Summit that evening. Lorimer said the priority overnight was trying to get passenger vehicles through in both directions. “What we chose to do was just get the passenger vehicles moving
because [given] the conditions we were really worried that as soon as we released the commercial vehicles we’d have jackknifed situations again,” Lorimer said. Coquitlam resident Jaime (who did not wish to give her last name) was driving with her family on Feb. 9 — on their way to a weekend ski-trip in Kelowna — and got caught in traffic between Hope and Merritt. “The road — when I stepped out of [my] truck — it was like an ice rink. I could have put skates on,” she said. The Ministry of Transportation initially closed the Coquihalla Highway at about noon on Feb. 9 due to freezing rain that caused multiple semi-trucks to jackknife and block the highway. By 4 p.m. the decision was made to reopen the road after having cleared the road surface and letting the backlogged traffic through. Highway 1 through the Fraser Canyon and Highway 3 between Hope and Princeton were closed throughout the morning of Feb. 9 due to avalanche fears. “With all the highways to the Interior closed it was important to us to get a route through,” said Lorimer of the decision to reopen the Coquihalla Highway on Thursday afternoon. The forecast didn’t call for anything of too much concern
Lorimer said, noting that about 10 to 15 centimetres of snow with a little bit of rain was expected that evening. Evidently, those predictions were not accurate. “What we ended up with instead was, rather than that snowfall, we got really intense freezing rain, particularly in there Larson Hill area,” Lorimer said. “We ended up with very, very icy conditions very quickly and sustained — that rainfall continued for hours.” Lorimer said the freezing rain resulted in multiple semi-trucks jackknifing and blocking the highway, which forced it’s closure again. “The rain kept going, [it] kept getting icier, and with those blockages we couldn’t get the plows cycling around and we ended up in the unfortunate situation we were in last night with the highway closed and the folks trapped,” he said. Jaime and her family were stuck in traffic for hours, but eventually maneuvered around parked semitrucks and was able to crawl northbound, arriving in Merritt at about 1:30 in the morning. The family confirmed that they eventually made it to their destination safely. The forced closure of the Coquihalla Highway didn’t end Thursday night. A second motor vehicle incident closed the highway in both directions overnight again on Friday, once again leaving motorists trapped in their vehicles
on the highway. The BC NDP Transportation critic Claire Trevena said that she’s heard the Ministry of Transportation intends to find out what went wrong so it doesn’t happen again. She said the ministry should put measures in place to prevent people from travelling in that type of weather. “It must have been appalling for the people who were stuck out there,” said Trevena. Lorimer said that the Ministry of Transportation is going to have a debriefing session with its staff and highway maintenance contractor to look at the decisions made and if they were the right ones at the right time. “I think one area we will be taking a look at is the traffic management when we reopened the highway,” Lorimer said, noting part of that will be to review whether or not there’s a better way staff could have funnelled cars off the highway. “At the end of the day, a big issue with the second closure was to do with the sheer number of trucks and the congestion,” Lorimer said. Sky McKeown, emergency program co-ordinator for City of Merritt said this Coquihalla Highway closure will be part of scheduled discussions with the city’s emergency management team surrounding improving communication to the public in emergency situations. McKeown said that during the closure on Thursday, he requested the Greyhound bus station open up as a shelter, which it did. There where two buses bound for Vancouver that were held up there as well, he said.
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Birthday Parties REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST The City of Merritt is inviting Expressions of Interest from parties’ interested in leasing an aviation hanger and surrounding land located at 4494 Airport Road. The City is seeking a long term tenant that will put the hanger to the highest and best use that will benefit the community. The City will expect a tenant to enter into a lease agreement and assume responsibility of the land and hangar building. The site should be considered “as-is” and the cost of any approved improvements to facilitate tenant activities will need to be borne by the tenant. In addition to the lease rate, the successful respondent should also expect that any resulting lease agreement is a net agreement and the lessee can expect to pay additional charges such as building maintenance, utilities, taxes if applicable, insurance charges etc. All ongoing costs of maintaining the facility will be the responsibility of the lessee for the duration of the term.
NOTICE The City of Merritt would like to remind residential property owners and occupiers that they are responsible for the removal of snow and ice from sidewalks or pathways abutting their property within twenty-four (24) hours of accumulation (except on weekends and holidays). Business and Industrial owners are required to have snow and ice removed from sidewalks or pathways abutting the property by ten (10) a.m., and as needed, following the accumulation of snow or ice. Thank you for your cooperation, City of Merritt
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BUDGET OPEN HOUSE Tuesday, February 21, 2017 6 - 8 pm Council Chambers
Ever wonder what your property taxes pay for? This open house is an opportunity to find out what services your property taxes provide. Council is looking for public input on both past performance and future priorities. Both Council and staff will be available to discuss projects and service levels being considered for 2017 and future years. We encourage you to bring your comments, questions and suggestions. This is your chance to provide input before the budget is approved. We want to hear from you. If you are unable to attend the meeting watch the City’s webpage for further information and send input into the Director of Finance at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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GAME ON The road was frozen, and traffic was stopped — so a group of friends from North Vancouver took the opportunity to bust out the sticks and play some impromptu road hockey on the Coquihalla Highway on Feb. 9. Farhad Rahnamoon said the group was heading to Bonaparte Lake for an annual guys’ getaway when they were caught in the highway closures. (Inset) The group poses after successfully making it to their destination — and finding a more suitable surface to play on. Photo courtesy of Farhad Rahnamoon
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Game club vs. Douglas Lake One news item that is getting a lot of attention — not only in the Nicola Valley but across Canada OTHMAR VOHRINGER and even in The parts of the OUTDOORSMAN U.S. — is the ongoing court case between the Nicola Valley Fish & Game Club and Douglas Lake Cattle Company. After hearing the final witnesses last week, the case has been suspended until May when the judge will attend a field recognizance trip to the lakes in question before making a final ruling. I’ve followed the proceedings via media reports and like many others I am impressed by how well the access committee of the Nicola Valley Fish & Game Club was prepared and the sheer volume of evidence they produced to make their point. Of course we still have to wait for the judge’s final decision, but I am confident the people will win their rights to access public property. I am especially encouraged to think like that after the witness for the government was heard, which left no doubt that the government made a deal behind closed doors with the ranch owner and did so without the mandatory consultation of the people and First Nations of the Nicola Valley. Unfortunately, the dispute with the Douglas Lake Cattle Company is no single event. All across British Columbia and Canada Crown land and waters are illegally — or by means of shady government deals with private owners — closed to the public. Should the judge side with the Nicola Valley Fish & Game Club it would set a precedent for other court rulings on Crown land and water lockouts in this province and across Canada.
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Universal basic income programs launched There’s a new idea that might be the solution to runaway populism. Well, it’s not that new, really — it has been kicking around in left-wing circles for a least a quarter-century — GWYNNE DYER but it has suddenly The international gone mainstream. It’s STAGE called Universal Basic Income (UBI), and pilot programs to see if it really works in practice are being launched this year in four different countries. It’s populism that gave us Brexit in Britain and President Donald Trump in the United States. It could soon give us President Marine Le Pen in France. But the fundamental lie of populism is that it can “bring the jobs back.” It doesn’t even admit where they really went. Indeed, in the 2016 presidential campaign in the United States, neither candidate ever mentioned the ghost at the feast. Donald Trump promised to “bring the jobs back” from the foreign countries that had “stolen” them, mainly by ending free trade, while Hillary Clinton promised “a full-employment economy where
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everybody has enough to raise a family and live in dignity.” Neither of them ever mentioned automation. This is curious, because the great killer of jobs throughout the developed world for the past two decades has been automation: computercontrolled machines replacing human workers. Hundreds of thousand of ATMs (Automated Teller Machines) have replaced hundreds of thousands of human bank tellers. Seven million industrial jobs in the United States have been eliminated in the past 35 years by automation, while factory production has actually doubled. And the self-driving cars that are now being road-tested will eventually destroy most of the 4.5 million driving jobs — long-distance trucks, taxis, and delivery vans — in the U.S. It is the anger of millions of people in this situation that broke normal voting patterns and provided the extra votes that gave the Brexit campaign victory in last June’s referendum in Britain and made Donald Trump president in the U.S. election in November. As automation continues to spread the anger (and the reckless lies of populist politicians) will only get worse. The automation will continue to spread. The estimated impact over the next twenty years includes the loss of 47 per cent of all existing jobs in the United States, 57 per cent in Europe,
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and a stunning 77 per cent of manufacturing jobs in China. That could mean a lot more anger, a lot more populism, and conceivably even the collapse of democracy. It is also dawning on the owners and chief executive officers of major enterprises that if half the population are impoverished by longterm unemployment, they will not be able to buy the goods and services that the capitalist economies produce. That could lead to the collapse of their whole business model, so the right wing is now starting to look into UBI too. The principle of UBI is that every citizen gets a basic income that allows them to maintain a decent standard of living whether they are employed or not. They may also choose to work in order raise that standard of living, and that income would be taxed (probably quite heavily), but it would still be possible to get rich. This is about saving capitalism, not ending it. Why do it this way, rather than just giving the unemployed some money? Because that is humiliating for them, and the humiliation feeds the anger. If everybody gets it, there is no shame in taking it. The biggest question is how many people would still choose to work if everybody was
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Merritt’s Senior Citizens Association was formed Feb. 21, 1968 with only a few members. They met in private homes, the Legion Hall and the Odd Fellows Hall until 1974, when they were given the use of the library basement on Granite Avenue They held meetings, and used it as a drop-in centre every afternoon for games, cards and refreshments. On Sept. 12, 1972, they were incorporated as a society and drew up their constitution and bylaws. The seniors then began planning for their own hall and with the aid of grants from the provincial and federal governments, and the City of Merritt, the seniors’ centre and museum was built. This building belongs to the City of Merritt and is leased to the Merritt Senior Citizens Association. A great deal of the equipment was obtained by generous grants from New Horizons, etc. In 1981, the seniors moved into their new building. In 1987 we were asked to provide workers for the tourist information centre on the new Coquihalla Highway. Volunteer seniors manned the info centre daily, greeting hundreds of travellers every day until a Kamloops organization took over in 1999. Our main source of income since 1985 has been the Tuesday bingo, care-a-vac and many other fundraising initiatives. At first, we were donating all the proceeds to community projects, the hospital, the longterm care facility, care-a-vac and many others. Nowadays, we can only use the funds for the upkeep of our hall. Now we are in a good financial position and look forward to enhancing our hall soon. Over the years, all our success has been due to the efforts of dedicated, hard-working volunteers who have kept our organization thriving and growing. Our efforts have always been towards promoting the health and wellbeing of all seniors. Presently, we have about 160 members which include our Golden Agers. We are always looking to increase our membership and get more seniors active in the centre. For more information about the Merritt Senior Citizens Association, phone Mae Webster at 250-378-3763, or reach her via email at email@example.com. Mae Webster Merritt, B.C.
Local taxidermist featured Icy streets an issue in Canadian Tire exhibition I live on Merritt Avenue between Blair Street and Garcia Street. I would like to thank the residents of Merritt Avenue, as well as Garcia Street for keeping their sidewalks clean of all the snow and ice that we have received this season. I would also like to thank the people living in the corner house on Blair Street and Merritt Avenue for keeping it clean. I am out every day with my Seeing Eye dog and have found it increasingly difficult to navigate the downtown core as well as Nicola Avenue which runs behind my house. Although I appreciate that the city has cleared the snow twice this year that piles up on the curb; I find that they have not bothered to enforce the bylaw that states residents and businesses must clear their areas of snow within a 24-hour period. I have fallen twice this year, and both times it has been in a residential area. Therefore, it is evident to me that enforcement of this bylaw has been sorely lacking. There is also a lot of ice built up in front of unoccupied buildings in the downtown core. I know that the city is out cleaning some of the sidewalks, like the ones up the hill on Voght Street, but how about the entrances to all the alleyways in town? They have become very slippery and in some cases my dog takes me out into the street to bypass all the ice. We have lived in Merritt for almost twenty years and this year has been the worst year for me to get around on city streets. I am beginning to feel unsafe every time I leave my house. This could easily be remedied, by the city enforcing the bylaw — which would keep not only myself, but all the residents of Merritt — safe to go about our daily routine. Susan Fischer Merritt, B.C.
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From Page 6 If you visited the Canadian Tire store in Merritt recently, you probably couldn’t help noticing the complete remake of the outdoor department and the great display of taxidermy art. The taxidermy work for the display is provided by Steven Beckley, owner of the Wilderness Taxidermy Studio, here in Merritt. Steven Beckley is a master of his trade as can be evidenced by the display. Steven has the amazing skill of creating exotic and native wildlife taxidermy that is simply astonishing and lifelike to the beholder. If you haven’t seen the display at the Canadian Tire I recommend you go and have a look, it is well worth it.
Best of the best to be honoured at Trophy Night Mark your calendars for March 4, 2017. That is the date when the Nicola Valley Fish & Game Club hold their popular annual Game Dinner & Trophy Night at the senior centre. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the admission fee for a single person is $10, or $15 for a family. Dinner, consisting of a large variety of wild-game meats, will be served at 6:30 p.m. If you entered the trophy and photo competition (deadline for entry was Feb. 15, 2017) you may be eligible to win one of the coveted trophy awards. Besides these awards there are many door and raffle prizes to be won and a silent auction for outdoor-related art and products. This is a great event for hunters, anglers, friends and family to get together and have some fun, meet up with friends and make some new ones. Tickets are available at the Ponderosa Sporting Goods Store, Gun Fishin, or at the event. This year, as a special attraction, the Nicola Valley Fish & Game Club presents a special trophy exhibition from the Wilderness Taxidermy Studio in Merritt. This is an event my wife and I attend every year, and I am looking forward to seeing many of the regular readers of this column there. 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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programs. They are getting underway this year in Canada (in the province of Ontario), in the city of Utrecht in the Netherlands, and in Finland. Others are being considered in Scotland and in Italy. Something big may be starting to happen. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.
From the Herald archives: Feb. 16, 1966
CLUB REPS TO VOTE AGAIN ON ARENA BYLAW Representatives of local service clubs and groups voted last Sunday night to try once more to have Town Council pass a bylay to establish a commission to take over the handling of the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena. The bylaw was rejected at the last Council meeting in a split decision; Aldermen Heroux and Nordquist favouring it; Aldermen Bann and Fairley voting no. Mayor Collett did not vote. DISCUSSED COMPROMISE The group, who have been meeting and studying this problem for several months modelled their proposed bylaw after those in effect in Kamloops and North Kamloops.
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A road trip to remember Fire warden retires Cole Wagner THE MERRITT HERALD
Michael Potestio THE MERRITT HERALD
Those that play Canada’s favourite game know that there is sense of community among hockey players — even for those separated by hundreds of kilometres. So when the midget “A” girls team from the Banff Hockey Academy found themselves stranded in Merritt last night (Feb. 9) with no place to stay after the Coquihalla Highway was transformed into a sheet of ice, it didn’t take long for the hockey community in the Nicola Valley to spring into action. “We were off to a little tournament in Langley,” recounted Bill Coach Garry Unger alongside the girls midget “A” squad from the Banff Hockey Academy upon Doherty, president of the arrival in Vancouver on Friday. Photo courtesy of Billy Doherty Banff Hockey Academy. academy — the Stockwell’s interesting,” said Unger. “We got corralled here in (Terri and Shane) and Bartch’s After Unger used his conMerritt, and went to get a hotel (Heather and Kelly) — with the room — but by the time we did nections in the hockey comgirls split into groups of six and munity to track down a contact that, everything was gone.” seven, while the coaching staff in Merritt, the Banff team As Doherty went on to stayed at Barnes’ place. was put in touch with the bilexplain, the team arrived in Both families came through let co-ordinator for the Merritt Merritt around 5:30 or 6 p.m. on extremely short notice, said Centennials, Andrea Barnes. on Feb. 9, and decided to try Barnes. “Andrea was the one who and wait to see if the highway “We may have woken a couwas going to reopen later in the answered the phone,” explained ple families up,” she laughed, Unger. “She met us at the rink, night, as the Banff team had noting that the calls went out and said ‘Listen, we can take a game scheduled for Friday to families in Merritt after 9:30 care of all of you.’ We were morning at a tournament in p.m. last night. going to spend the night in the Langley. The delay in seeking Though the team was saved vans by the rink.” accommodations meant that Two other families in Merritt by 8 p.m., when it was clear See ’STUCK’ Page 10 stepped up to billet the hockey the highway would not reopen, all the hotels in town had been booked solid by travellers in similar situations, he said. At that point, the team was left with two options — weather the night in the two vehicles they had been travelling in (a Free parking • No food or drinks allowed in the theatre 15-passenger van and a Season ticket holders must arrive before 6:45pm to gurantee their seats minivan), or reach out to For more info: www.bailliehouse.com & click calendar of events the hockey community in Merritt to try and find a place to stay for the night, explained Garry Unger, one of the coaches with the Banff Hockey Academy. Unger, a former pro who played the St. Louis Blues and Edmonton Oilers among other teams, said he’s never been on a road trip quite like this one, despite a 16-season career in the NHL. “This is probably close Rated PG to the top, but every place has those little stories — and that makes the game Tickets $5 at the door • Memberships $2 for 6 films in the 16/17 season
The Nicola Valley’s longtime fire warden has called it quits after a career spanning more than half a century. For 62 years, Walter Archachan has worked for the BC Wildfire Service, most notably in his role as a fire warden, and officially retired last September. Fire wardens — hired by the BC Wildfire Service during periods of heightened wildfire activity — are an important resource for detecting fires in areas of high fire risk, Walter Archachan retired last September, after 62 years working for the BC Wildfire Service. Michael Potestio/Herald Fire wardens may been a fire warden in the Nicola be delegated authorValley since the 1970s. ity under the Wildfire Act to “I started in 1954, when I extinguish fires as well as assist in got the big wage of .75 cents an a variety of program areas such hour,” Archachan said. “I worked as fire operations, prevention and with an awful lot of good people.” detection. “Back then what happened was As a fire warden, Archachan if you had a pair of boots and you was responsible for managing five were standing upright and could mop-up crews, which are brought breathe, they’d take you,” said in to finish off a wildfire after iniJanowsky, prompting some laughs tial attack crews knocked it down. from Archachan. Last week, to honour his years “It’s changed a lot since then,” of service, Merritt Fire Zone forsaid Janowsky. est protection officer (FPO) Kim Archachan said it’s been an Janowsky presented Archanchan honour to work with so many with a plaque of the old Forest great firefighters who made his job Service logo covered in the signaeasier. tures of the people he’s gotten to “They’re out there first,” he know in the organization over the years, as well as the patches of the said. “Usually the bird dog goes comes in first, then the bombfire crews he’s worked with at the ers and they tell us when it’s safe Merritt base. enough for us to go in.” Archachan began his career with the BC Wildfire Service as a See ‘WARDEN’ Page 19 firefighter in the 1950s, and has
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NICOLA VALLEY NEWS CORBETT LAKE
Only thing caught at derby: fish Michael Potestio THE MERRITT HERALD
t was a fairly standard fishing derby, but an uneventful protest. About 20 people went ice fishing on Corbett Lake Sunday (Feb.12) accessing the lake via a hole in a fence off the side of Highway 97C and a pair of ladders. Organizers of the derby also erected some signs along the fence that detailed where the point of public access was for those attending the day’s event. The derby was held by local fishermen in protest of what angler, and Nicola Valley Fish and Game Club director, Rick McGowan said has been an illegal blocking of a public lake by private companies, and past attempts to intimidate people from accessing the lake. McGowan told the Herald that despite having to trudge through some deep snow, people were willing to come out and make a point. “The point is we’re not going to let rich people steal public lakes, and the RCMP and everyone involved is trying to intimidate us away,” said McGowan. The RCMP charged locals for accessing the lake to ice fish twice in 2015 — once in January and again that December. Police were uncharacteristically absent from the lake on Sunday. Local RCMP now appear to be taking a more passive approach. “Until it’s dealt with in the courts we want to hold off and try not to draw too much attention to them,” said RCMP Const. Tracy Dunsmore. “If there is any kind of mischief or property damage or anything like that we will respond and deal with that accordingly,” she said. RCMP Sgt. Norm Flemming told the Herald the Crown has
Art Knott prepares to go ice fishing at Corbett Lake. Michael Potestio/Herald
told him they’re not prepared to prosecute these charges because it’ll take too long and cost too much for essentially what amounts to a $107 ticket. He also said they’ve told him that the determination of public access to the lake is a key factor that should be handled in civil court and not the criminal domain. Corbett Lake is said to be surrounded by private property, owned by three different groups — the Douglas Lake Cattle Company, the Nicola Ranch and the Corbett Lake Lodge, which stocks the lake with trout raised off-site for its fishing resort. While the RCMP have insisted that land owned by those three companies completely surrounds the lake, McGowan has pointed to surveys that he said show the easement — that is, the land on either side — of Highway 97C extends to include the border of the lake, providing a point at which the lake can be accessed without crossing private property. Flemming said the Ministry of Transportation has informed him — based on their review of government records — that Corbett Lake is entirely land locked by private property and that Crown-owned land comprising the high-
Transportation and a pair of tow trucks at about 10 a.m. Justin Jespen, a road area technician with the ministry, had people move the vehicles parked on the side of the highway closest to the lake to the opposite side for safety concerns. Jespen then monitored the vehicles from his own a short distance away to ensure there were no safety issues. No one had their vehicle towed away. Art Knott was one of the fishermen out on the ice ‘The point is we’re on Sunday. He told not going to let rich the Herald he particpeople steal public ipated in the derby protest because he lakes...’ believes in its cause. — Rick McGowan “The more Nicola Valley Fish & access to these lakes Game Club member the better,” he said. Local fisherman and Nicola Valley Fish RCMP Sgt. Norm and Game Club memFlemming said it’s his ber Ed Hendricks said understanding that he attended the protest some documents presented in this case may because he wants to end up having implica- ensure his grandchildren have places to fish tions on public access when they’re older. to Corbett Lake. “And if we keep letAt the onset of the ting these people claim fishing derby, there a lake whenever they were about 13 vehicles want one, there’s not parked along both sides of Highway 97C, going to be any left pretty soon,” he said. which drew the attenA representative tion of the Ministry of way does not touch the natural boundary of the Crown-owned portion of the lake bed as outlined in the original Crown grant for the district lot. A month-long court case between the fish and game club and Douglas Lake Ranch regarding public access to Minnie and Stoney lakes recently wrapped up in civil court, with a verdict expected sometime after a tour of the lakes in May.
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Stuck not once, but twice From Page 8 from the ordeal of having a team of teenagers crammed into two vans for the evening, the excitement wasn’t quite over for the Banff academy. As the team was stopping in Langley for a tournament over the weekend before carrying onto the United States for another tournament, they had been hauling a trailer full of equipment behind one of the vehicles, said Unger. “We were following Andrea up to her house, and we lost them on the road and went into the ditch,” explained Unger, pausing to laugh at the absurdity of the situation. Luckily, nobody was hurt and nothing was damaged — but once again, the academy was forced to lean on the Good Samaritans in Merritt to pull them out of a sticky situation. “We couldn’t get out ’cause the trailer jack-knifed,” said Unger. “We called the AMA (Alberta Motor Association) and they said they’d be about two hours to get to us, so we said we’ll try something else.” Bill Doherty, director of the Banff Hockey Academy, was happy to help out As Barnes explained, it was another with chores on Barnes’ property in Merritt. Photo courtesy of Andrea Barnes example of the strong community spirit in Merritt. “I ran back home to get the tow cable for the truck,” explained Barnes is a — but by the time she returned to the scene of the accident, another passerby was already in the process of pulling the van from the snow. With the van and trailAround and around BC we go, with Rich Hodson. Rich and his wife er out of the snow, the Irene started their married life in a tent in Fernie BC, until the snow ﬂew. coaches arrived safely at They then relocated to Victoria, Fort St John and Prince George, before Barnes’ residence shortly choosing Merritt as their ﬁnal destination 28 years ago. Rich has always after midnight, she said. been involved in the Forestry Industry as a Registered Forester. Irene is a Waking up in the Public Health Nurse and each of their three children have followed Rich morning on Friday, the into the forestry industry in different roles. team had the chance to One of the professional mandates of a Registered Professional enjoy breakfast before Forester is to give back to the community. Rich has done that in spades. hitting the road — and He has been a Hockey Coach, member of Rotary and his newest Doherty had one more passion is the Nicola Valley Community Theatre Society Project. chance to get an authenThe Nicola Valley Community Theatre Society Project’s mandate is tic Nicola Valley experito “Provide a community theatre facility that will be made available to ence, as he was eager to exhibit, present, and perform educational works of artistic merit that will help feed the horses on be of a beneﬁt to the community as a whole” Barnes’ property. There are ﬁve phases, and phase one is complete with the Society As the team’s morning entering into Phase two. game had been reschedThe land has been purchased, and phase two is to obtain detailed uled for 6 p.m. on Friday, architectural drawings for electrical, mechanical, structure and acoustical. Phase three will be Building permits and development costs. the team wasn’t affected Phase four will be Construction of the building, and Phase ﬁve will be by closures which kept Equipment and Furnishings. The ﬁnal cost will be in the neighbourhood them off the road until of 5.3 million. Friday afternoon. Fund raising is key to a project like this. The Society has received Ultimately, for the municipal tax exemption status, funding from the government, coaches, players and even corporate donations and donations from individuals. the emergency-billet families in Merritt, this is one road trip they are unlikely This community builder is sponsored by: to forget. “Kudos to the Merritt JACKIE TEGART MLA Fraser Nicola community for openWorking Hard for Rural Communities ing their doors,” said Doherty. Merritt Constituency Ofﬁce 2-2152 Quilchena Ave., Merritt, BC “It was a great night,” Phone: 250-378-8831 • Toll free: 1-877-378-4802 added Unger. “And it E-mail: Jackie.Tegart.MLA@leg.bc.ca had a lot to do with the www.jackietegartmla.bc.ca community — and the hockey community — in To nominate a person for this column Merritt.” please submit their name and details to Lori.Pilon@leg.bc.ca
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Fire displaces family
MERRITT FAMILY PHYSICIAN NOW ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS! Dr. Morgan Lyttle will be accepting new patients at The Medical Clinic, which is located at 2025 Granite ave. Dr. Lyttle is from West Kelowna and he has recently returned from residency training in Family Medicine at the University of Arizona. He is looking forward to getting started and serving the town of Merritt.
The Gerstmeyer family (Erin, Emma, Claire and Nathan) is currently staying with relatives in Kamloops while they figure out more stable lodging after a fire gutted their home over the weekend. Photo contributed
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When a fire ripped through their home at the Riverside Mobile Home Community on Houston Street over the weekend, the Gerstmeyer family was left wondering what might be salvaged from the blaze — and which possessions they might never see again. Thankfully, the family of four remained unharmed after flames destroyed the majority of the mobile home on the evening of Feb. 11. Merritt Fire Rescue responded to the blaze shortly after 9:30 p.m. Crews managed to extinguish the fire but not before it gutted the trailer and left the Gerstmeyers — Nathan, Erin and their daughters, Claire and Emma — scrambling to find shelter and figure out a plan to get back on their feet over the long weekend.
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Merritt Fire Chief Dave Tomkinson said emergency social services were called in to help the family find a place to stay, offering up to 72 hours of disaster relief. But while the emergency social services provides short-term relief, the blaze has forced Nathan to take time off of work while things stabilize with his young family, said Nathan’s mom, Sharon Gray. A gofundme account has been set up by Nathan’s sister on behalf of the family. As of Wednesday afternoon, the account had raised $4,700 of a $10,000 goal. Though the family is grateful for all contributions, Gray said without the space and time to sort through material donations, it’s best to donate cash or gift cards to the family. The gofundme page can be reached at www. gofundme.com/gerstmeyer-family-fire-fund.
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Home On Acreages 138223 2545 ABERDEEN ROAD 135991 1837 NICOLLS ROAD 132182 DL3520 MILL CREEK ROAD 134647 2397 CARRINGTON STREET 137878 2397 TORGERSON ROAD 138398 757 COLDWATER ROAD 137675 6621 MONCK PARK ROAD 137879 1280 MILLER ROAD 137296 5360-5320 MANNING CREEK FS RD 136011 3793 PETIT CREEK ROAD 137578 3265 CUMMINGS ROAD 138518 5240 DOT RANCH CUTTOFF RD Bare Land 132760 1849 VOGHT STREET 135536 1925 COUTLEE AVENUE 137593 4207 FALCON CREST DRIVE 137592 4217 FALCON CREST DRIVE 130261 1914 QUILCHENA AVENUE 137306 2502 CLAPPERTON AVENUE 132195 2556 ABERDEEN ROAD 129746 2980 PANORAMA DRIVE 132723 LOT 1 ABERDEEN ROAD 137445 2819 ABERDEEN ROAD Commercial 132968 2326 CLAPPERTON AVENUE 134949 2040/52 NICOLA AVENUE(Business only) 137683 2175 NICOLA AVENUE 132977 2338 CLAPPERTON AVENUE 137384 1898 BLAIR STREET NEW PRICE 135428 377 MERRITT-SP BR HWY 134988 2040/52 NICOLA AVENUE Logan Lake 138445 310-400 OPAL DRIVE 133958 208-279 ALDER DRIVE 137542 460 OPAL DRIVE 135036 29 TOPAZ CRESCENT 133956 9 SAPPHIRE COURT 125620 31 BRECCIA DRIVE 136183 LOT B TUNKWA LAKE ROAD
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Four bedrooms, two bathroom home with fenced yard and garage. Has parking space off the road as well as from lane way. New hot water tank in 2014 and fresh paint on a number of rooms in basement. There is a good sized living room up and a rec room downstairs. Easy yard to maintain with an established garden area. Backyard deck recovered within last 4 years. 24x18 detached garage in backyard has room for the wheels and work bench.
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Agriculture Day THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2017
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ASK AGGIE: Our agricultural expert answers your farming questions COWBOY HONOURED: Miles Kingdon will be joining fellow Nicola Valley cowboys in the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame this year FUTURE FARMERS: The local 4-H club is looking forward to a big year, thanks to new programs and new leaders.
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February 16, 2017
Nicola Valley cowboy
headed to Hall of Fame
River Ranch 27 Butch & Gail Sahara & Family
Miles Kingdon will be inducted into the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame on March 17, under the category of working cowboy, after working for nearly 40-years around the Nicola Valley. Ian Webster/Herald
— but Miles is just a little bit more outgoing and wants to pass that word on.” Kingdon took a special interest in training horses, said McMillan, which dovetailed One of the Nicola Valley’s best known nicely with his efforts to educate the next working cowboys will soon have his name generation of working cowboys. immortalized in the BC Cowboy Hall of “He’s very involved in bridle horse work, Fame, after it was announced that Miles horse training and doing clinics and semiKingdon will be part of this year’s class of nars. So educator would be a good descripinductees. tion,” McMillan told the Herald. After working for close to 40 years on a Inductees for the hall of fame are selectvariety of ranches throughout B.C. — many ed by a panel, which parses through the of those years spent here in the Nicola nominations received by the heritage society Valley — Kingdon will be honoured at the throughout the year, explained McMillan. Kamloops Cowboy Festival next March. The panel usually “The geographical selects four inductees diversity of these big per year, with two outfits has provided members inducted Miles with a true at the ceremony in cowboy’s grasp of Kamloops in March, practical horsemanand another two will ship and livestock be inducted at a cerhandling in all weathemony in Williams er conditions, in all Lake in April. possible circumstancKingdon will be es,” read an excerpt inducted under the from the press release category of “Working announcing his Cowboy,” which induction into the means he will be rechall of fame. Miles Kingdon Hall of Fame cowboy, trumpet player ognized for “many Kingdon put in years working on years at the Bar K ranches with cattle and horses, who has done and the Gang Ranch, was a manager at the a good job and is looked up to by his/her Empire Valley Ranch and eventually served peers,” according to the criteria listed on the ten years as manager of cattle operations at BCCHS website. Quilchena Cattle Company, according to a Kingdon will be joining a number of press release from the BC Cowboy Heritage other prominent cowboys with roots in the Society (BCCHS) on Feb. 14. Nicola Valley in the BC Cowboy Hall of “The geographical diversity of these Fame, including Slim Doran, Jesse Jake big outfits has provided Miles with a true Coulee and Robert “Busch” Sahara. cowboy’s grasp of practical horsemanship “He’s a very deserving, working cowboy,” and livestock handling in all weather condisaid McMillan of Kingdon. “In the Nicola tions, in all possible circumstances,” read an Valley there, you guys really have the area of excerpt from the BCCHS press release. B.C. where the working cowboy can shine.” “Miles is a great mentor. He wants to see The induction ceremony for the BC youth learn — people that didn’t have that chance to be a working cowboy, Miles would Cowboy Hall of Fame will take place Kamloops Coast Hotel and convention cenbe the guy to give him that chance,” said tre on March 17. Tickets and information Mark McMillan, president of the BCCHS. are available from the BC Cowboy Heritage “A lot of cowboys stick to themselves and Society by calling 1-888-763-2221. do their jobs — and they’re great cowboys
Cole Wagner THE MERRITT HERALD
Proud members of the Nicola Valley Agriculture Community.
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Aggie answers you Q: How different are the vegetables we eat today than those from 20 years ago? Should we be worried about DEAR AGGIE GMO foods? Agriculture Do they make EXPERT life easier for the farmer? A: As Canadians, we are fortunate to have a choice in the foods we eat, as well as confidence that the foods being offered on our grocery shelves and tables have been tested and are deemed by Canadian food regulators as safe to eat. That said, if genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are being offered to Canadians, rigorous science has been performed around safety for human consumption and so, based on current evidence, the decision to choose and eat GMO foods centres more around ethics. A quick google search of GMOs can quickly pull up results showing how contentious these foods are — from concerns around decreasing biodiversity to unhealthy effects of the foods themselves. However, the following three examples show how GMO foods have helped in human health, increased world food production, and
worked to minimize food waste. Golden rice, which has been genetically engineered to produce beta-carotene, was created to help children in impoverished countries avoid diseases related to Vitamin A deficiency. Round-Up-Ready canola was engineered to contain parts of the genome of two bacteria allowing the canola to withstand applications of the herbicide glyphosate, which helps farmers in reducing weed prevalence in the crop. While there is a lot of controversy circling Round-Up ready canola, scientists agree that evidence shows that there is no greater risk to humans as a GMO food. The Arctic apple, which was created here in B.C., has been genetically modified so that the enzyme that causes browning is silenced. According to the Arctic apple website (www.articapples.com), a Cornell University study showed that serving sliced apples saw an increase in consumption by 70 per cent. By having a non-browning apple, people will eat more nutritious food without increased waste (throwing out brown apple slices). If the world population is projected to exceed nine billion by 2050, we know that we need to ensure we can produce enough food for the population to eat.
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Food takes no day off
“Let’s Celebrate Food we Love” Kane Lake Ranch is proud to be a cattle producer in this valley and support Ag –Week in Canada. The Anderson Family
Lets love and celebrate with food! To stay warm in the cold, cattle create heat as they digest their feed. Photo contributed
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From Page 15
Let’s love and celebrate with food.
Biotechnology will likely play a part in achieving this; however, when it comes to genetically altering organisms, the humans have only started having to face the decision as to which technological advances we wish to support and which we wish to limit from an ethics perspective. Q: What do you do when your fields are covered in a foot of snow? What does an average snow day look like for the agriculture community? A: Just like people in other essential industries, farmers don’t get snow days. Depending on the snow conditions (light or crusty? Wet or dry?) and their nutritional needs, cows can sometimes graze through snow providing there is adequate forage under the snow cover. However, animals are a rancher’s top priority, and from a welfare and economics perspective it is essential that we meet their daily nutritional requirements. This means that the bulk of most winters require some kind of a feeding system that can be utilized regardless of the weather conditions. To combat inclement weather, farmers have equipment (tractors, 4x4 trucks, bale processors, etc.) that will allow them to carry feed to their animals through snow, ice, and freezing cold temperatures. In turn, cattle create heat as they digest their feed which helps them maintain core body temperature under cold conditions.
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NICOLA VALLEY VETERINARY CLINIC provides service to agricultural clients aiding in food production that occurs in the Nicola Valley. THANK YOU to our Ranchers, Farmers and Produce Growers for our Healthy Foods. Dr. Lis Ladyman • 1802 Charters Street, Merritt , B.C. • 250-378-6136
The next generation of Nicola Valley farmers Cole Wagner THE MERRITT HERALD
Despite a thick layer of snow and ice lingering over most fields around the Nicola Valley, leaders of the local 4-H club are eager to get started on a season that promises to feature a beefed-up schedule of programming for youngsters looking to learn a thing or two about agriculture, leadership and public speaking. For the first time in recent history, the Nicola Valley 4-H club will be split into two main groups — one dedicated to equine training and photography, while the other group will be down and dirty; working with stock animals like swine, poultry and cattle, said Kerry Dyck, one of the 4-H leaders who will be working with the stock animals group. A lot of people tend to think “horses” when they hear 4-H, said Dyck. “I always grew up thinking 4-H meant stock animals — cattle. It just depends on where you were raised and what you heard about it.” “Right now we don’t have a name,”
laughed Dyck, adding that the group has already confirmed programs for raising sheep, poultry and — in a first for 4-H clubs in the area — a swine program, led by Julia Smith. “She brought it up. Kamloops and District actually has no swine programs at all [until this year]. Down on the coast, swine is huge,” explained Dyck. “Whereas here, we don’t even have something at the fair set up for swine.” Smith’s inclusion in the program is another reason leaders are excited about the year ahead for local 4-Hers. Smith is a co-founder of the Urban Digs Farm, and spends her days raising pigs at their ranch just south of Merritt. Though she admits to being a new face in the 4-H community — having only turned to farming in the last five years — Smith said she was intrigued by the program as a way to introduce her nephews to life on the farm, while simultaneously teaching them the value
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4-H club splits, offers new programming From Page 16 of a strong work ethic. “4-H seemed like a really great way to engage them with other kids in the community,” explained Smith. “Get them involved in something that we’re already passionate about. And we’re really excited about the opportunities 4-H teaches them, not just agricultural skills, but important life skills.” And should she need to make a strong impression on her students, Smith has quite the story to start off their foray into raising pigs. In December, Smith was nearly killed Members of Nicola Valley’s 4-H club marched in Merritt’s Labour Day parade last year. Ian Webster/Herald when a 1000-pound boar named William got loose from his enclosure on the ranch to what she can do on the farm because of went right through my thick winter layers, and gored Smith in the abdomen when she the injury. and most of the way through my abdomen. attempted to reign him in. “It’s a really interesting program that Ludo was only about 100 metres away but Smith wrote about the encounter on the seems to offer such a diverse on the other side of a hill so I blog hosted on the Urban Digs Farm website used every ounce of adrenaline skill set,” said Smith. “It’s someshortly after the incident: thing I wish my kids had been I had and I started running and “Now William is the sweetest boar you involved in — or better yet that screaming. Thankfully he heard will ever meet. We’ve raised him since he was me before I collapsed and was I had been involved in when I a baby and he is as tame as they come. But was a kid.” able to bundle me up and get he is still a very large animal with very long, As part of the push to get me to the hospital 20 kilometres very sharp tusks so we are careful to stay more youth involved with 4-H away in Merritt far quicker than out of the “tusk zone” at all times. Well, at programming this year, Dyck an ambulance could even have most times. I made a stupid, stupid mistake hopes to be able to offer a gotten to me.” and stood too close to his head that morning Despite the close call in December, Smith “Cloverbuds” program; geared towards kids as I tried to redirect him away from Duke from six to nine-years-old. is making good progress in her recovery — [another boar]. He swung his head around These kids are too young for the main and will be looking forward to spending time towards me and one of his six-inch tusks on the 4-H side of things, since she is limited 4-H programs, explained Dyck, but can still
take part activities designed to give them a taste of life on the farm. The group is still looking for a qualified volunteer leader to run the Cloverbuds program; those interested can send Dyck an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Both 4-H groups (equines and photography, and the stock animals group) meet once per month. Prospective members of the former group can contact Hope Thomas (email@example.com) for more information about meeting times, while questions regarding the stock animals group should be directed to Dyck. Both Dyck and Smith emphasized that the benefits of 4-H are not limited to those who will be working on a farm for the rest of their life. “There is something really to doing something tangible, that you can touch and feel and smell and eat. A lot of careers out there these days, you’re dealing in things that don’t ‘exist.’ We’re moving electronic money from one point to another, and programming — it’s very different from the way that people used to earn a living,” said Smith. “There’s nothing quite so satisfying as seeing a job through to completion and being able to hold the fruits of your labours — literally — right in your hand. “And a lot of the time it doesn’t go well — and that’s at least as valuable as when it does go well.”
Perspective on local Agriculture We are proud to celebrate Agriculture Day in our Community. The Mayor and Council are proud of all of our local producers and suppliers that sustain us with fresh, local food choices!
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Fighting fire has come a long way in 60 years From Page 8
“If you listen to your leaders, you work together as a team, you’re going to get this fire out,” Archachan said. When it comes to the job, he said he’d work around the clock during fire season — May to October. The hard part of the job, however, wasn’t the long hours, but how little time he got to spend with his children during fire season. “They’re sleeping when you leaving, they’re sleeping when you come home,” said Archachan. “That’s probably about the hardest thing about this job,” said Janowsky. Archachan said back in the day if there was a wildfire raging, you’d stay on the job until it was out. “It’s little different now, you work 14 days and you get four off — before you didn’t. You worked straight through,” Archachan said. Janowsky has known Archachan for about 15 years. After presenting him with the commemorative plaque at the
Provincial Wildfire Training Centre in Merritt, he recounted one of his first interactions with Walter — smiling and laughing with his old friend in the process. “I remember the first day that I became the FPO here in Merritt,” Janowsky said. “Walter came out to the old base and, what was it you called me?” Janowsky asked Archachan. “I forgot now,” Archancan said with a laugh. “It was ‘the big boss’ or something, and he did it in his native tongue, and I never knew what it was that he was saying, but he was laughing about it the whole time,” said Janowsky. Janowsky said that showed him the type of person Walter is. “Walter’s the kind of guy that just likes to come in and have little bit of fun,” Janowsky said. Janowsky said he appreciates all the quality work Archachan has done for the BC Wildfire Service, and the fact that he enjoyed it and made it fun. “I’ve worked with Walter on a number of fires over the years and he’s always provided us with excellent service as one of our fire wardens — a local contact [with] good knowledge,” said Janowsky. The logo
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Cents and Smokies kick off final week of regular season Ian Webster THE MERRITT HERALD
Hard to believe — just eight days remaining in the regular season for the Merritt Centennials. Where has the time gone? There’s still a lot of hockey to be played in the last week and a bit, with the Cents’ schedule calling for two home games and three on the road in a span of eight days. It all begins this Friday and Saturday with a home-an-home series between the Centennials and the Trail Smoke Eaters. The Cents currently occupy fifth place in the BCHL’s Interior standings — six points behind the Smokies, with the West Kelowna Warriors in between. Merritt has done well against Trail so far this season, winning four of the five meetings prior to this weekend’s doubleheader. Back in September, the Cents swept a similar homeand-home series by scores of 5-3 and 3-2. When the Smoke
Eaters are on their game, however, they are a force to be reckoned with. Collectively, they’ve scored 36 more goals than the Centennials, have registered three wins against the divisionleading Penticton Vees and two against Islandleading Victoria, and have two double-digit victories to their credit — including a 19-3 shellacking of the Surrey Eagles in January. The Smokies have a ton of firepower up front, led by ex-Centennials’ affiliate player Luke Santerno with 32 goals and 29 assists for 61 points. He’s closely followed by Kale Howarth (29-2756), Josh Laframboise (24-28-52) and Connor Brown-Malowski (1435-49). Merritt’s current leading point getter is Zach Risteau, with 25 goals and 23 assists for 48 points. Merritt heads into the weekend series with Trail riding a threegame losing streak. All three losses took place this past weekend on a
BCHL STANDINGS to Feb. 14 INTERIOR DIVISION Team
GP W L T OTL PTS
Penticton 52 37 12 1 2 Vernon 54 28 17 4 5 Trail 54 24 24 1 5 West Kelowna 52 25 25 0 2 Merritt 53 20 23 2 8 Salmon Arm 52 19 27 3 3 MAINLAND DIVISION Team
77 65 54 52 50 44
GP W L T OTL PTS
Wenatchee 53 40 9 0 4 84 Chilliwack 53 38 10 0 5 81 Langley 52 28 16 2 6 64 Prince George 53 23 24 2 4 52 Surrey 54 17 33 0 4 38 Coquitlam 55 10 42 2 1 23 ISLAND DIVISION Team
GP W L T OTL PTS
Victoria Powell River Cowichan Valley Nanaimo Alberni Valley
53 35 11 4 54 35 18 0 54 23 26 2 53 21 26 1 53 16 28 2
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The Merritt Centennials’ Stephan Seeger (12) battles with Troy Ring of the Trail Smoke Eaters during action between the two teams at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena earlier this season. Trail visits Merritt this Saturday in the back half of their home-and-home weekend series. Ian Webster/Herald
road trip to Chilliwack and Vancouver Island. To paraphrase the words of Cents’ head coach and GM Joe Martin, about half of his team showed up for Friday night’s contest against the Chiefs at Propsera Centre in Chilliwack. The result was a 4-1 win for the hungry Chiefs, who still have hopes of catching Wenatchee for first place in the Coastal division. Friday’s game was close for the first 25 minutes, with Chilliwack’s Kale Kane and Merritt’s Tyler Ward trading goals in a 1-1 tie. The roof caved in a short while later, as the
Chiefs scored two more times in the second period, and outshot the Cents 12-8. Merritt tried to come back in the final 20 minutes, but were thwarted time and again by Chilliwack netminder Mark Sinclair. Merritt failed to score on six powerplay opportunities throughout the game, while the Chiefs closed out the scoring early in the third period with a Jake Smith man-advantage tally. Sinclair picked up the win between the pipes, stopping 30 of 31 Centennials’ shots, while Merritt’s Jake Berger suffered the loss, as he was victimized on four
of 29 shots sent his way. The third period saw the gloves drop on two occasions. At the 4:42 mark, Rylan Van Unen got the better of the Chiefs’ Anthony Vincent with a onepunch knockdown. With just eight seconds remaining in regulation, Zach Zorn went at it with Chilliwack’s Smith following a nasty check from behind moments earlier by the Chiefs’ Davis Bunz. Martin and Cents’ assistant coach Matt Samson got a better effort from their troops Saturday night in Victoria; unfortunately, the final outcome was the same — a loss.
The Grizzlies scored three times in the second period, en route to a 5-4 win over the Centennials. One of the few positives that came out of the Centennials’ defeat was the performance of their special teams, as three of Merritt’s four goals came on the powerplay, and they limited a powerful Victoria attack to one goal on a half dozen man-advantage opportunities. Merritt scorers in the province’s capital were Risteau, Chase Bell, Henry Cleghorn and defenceman Zach Bleuler. Colton Lancaster took the loss in the Centennials’ net, stopping 31 of 36 pucks sent his way. Matthew Galajda picked up the win with a total of 32 saves. Hoping to salvage some degree of success from their threeday road trip, the Centennials travelled to Duncan to close out their weekend against the host Cowichan Capitals. For the third time in as many games, the second period proved to be Merritt’s undoing, as they surrendered three goals again in the middle stanza to fall behind 4-2 after 40 minutes. Each team added one more in the third, but the final outcome was a 4-3 win for the Caps.
Merritt marksmen in Sunday’s matinee tilt were Nick Wicks in the first period, Brett Jewell in the second, and Mike Faulkner in the third. Berger made 32 saves in his second loss of the road trip. Adam Marcoux picked up the win in the Cow Valley net. Merritt went zero-for-three on the powerplay, Cowichan one-for-two. Seeing action in only one of three games on the weekend was Merritt forward Michael Regush. He suffered an upperbody injury in the Chilliwack game and is out indefinitely. Last week’s prediction of a probable Merritt-West Kelowna showdown in round one of the BCHL playoffs is looking more and more likely following this past weeknd’s action. While there is a mathematical chance that the Centennials could move all the way to third place by the end of next week, the likelihood of a fourth or fifth-place finish is greater than ever. The same goes for the Warriors, who have had as much of an up-and-down season as the Cents. Following Merritt’s doubleheaader with Trail, the Centennials play on the road in Salmon Arm on Sunday, in Surrey next Tuesday, and at home against the Warriors on Friday. The puck drop for both Merritt home games is at 7 p.m.
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SPORTS NATIVE HOCKEY
Quilchena Braves settle for second in 48 Moccasin tournament th
Special ceremony held to honour the late Norman Lindley Ian Webster THE MERRITT HERALD
There was some great hockey played at the 48th Annual Quilchena Braves’ Moccasin Hockey Tournament on the weekend at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena. A total of 12 teams took part in the threeday event that kicked off on Friday night, and ended with the championship games on Sunday afternoon. Both finals — in the competitive and masters’ divisions — couldn’t have been any more exciting, although the host Braves would like to have seen slightly different outcomes. In the seven-team competitive category, it took a goal 38 seconds into three-on-three, sudden-death overtime to decide the champions. Wyatt Bono’s slap shot from the right faceoff circle proved to be the winner as the Chase Blades defeated the
Braves 4-3. It was a tough loss for the hometown team as they had gone through the preliminary rounds undefeated, and had beaten the Blades 3-1 in an earlier matchup on Saturday. Scoring for the Braves in the championship final were Dave Russell, Bruce Swakum and Steven Kravontka. It was a one-goal decision in the final of the five-team masters’ category as well, with the Vernon Totems prevailing over the Braves 5-4. Once again, the Quilchena team had not lost a game during the round-robin, and had beaten Vernon 11-6 in an earlier goalfest. On Saturday afternoon, a special on-ice ceremony was held between games to honour the late Norman Lindley, a proud member of the Upper Nicola Indian Band and a long-time player with
the Quilchena Braves. Lindley passed away last September at the age of 65 after a long battle with cancer. In addition to being an outstanding hockey player, Lindley was also well-known in the rodeo world. He began competing while he was still a teenager, and continued well into the 1980’s. On Aug. 31 of last year, a fundraiser was held at the Merritt Civic Centre to help with Lindley’s medical expenses. On the same weekend, Lindley was honoured at the annual ranch rodeo held at the Collettville rodeo grounds. At the special ceremony during the Moccasin tournament, both Upper Nicola Band chief Harvey McLeod and regional chief Shane Gottfriedson spoke about Lindley’s legacy. His Quilchena Braves #4 hockey jersey was officially retired.
(Left) The Quilchena Braves’ Bruce Swakum celebrates his goal in the final of the competitive division at the 48th Annual Moccasin Hockey Tournament. A special ceremony was held on Saturday during the tournament to honour the late Norman Lindley. The Upper Nicola Indian Band member passed away last year due to cancer. (Below left) Family members (left to right) Oliver Lindley, Sharon Lindley, Trevor Lindley, David Lindley and Dion Lindley with Norman Lindley’s Quilchena Braves jacket. (Below right) Upper Nicola Band chief Harvey McLeod paid tribute to Norman Lindley while pictures of him were displayed by Kevin Ned (left) and Roger Sheena Jr. Ian Webster/Herald
Local bowlers strike it rich at Capri Lanes in Kelowna
Three bowlers from the Merritt Bowling Centre, (shown above, left to right) Phil McDougall, Jordan Pinto and Jerrid Chandler, travelled to Kelowna on Feb. 4 to compete in a singles money competition. A total of 23 bowlers from throughout the Interior took part in the one-day event, which was held at the Capri Lanes. Thirty-two-year-old Chandler was the top Merritt finisher, placing second overall in the scratch competition with a total eight-game pin count of 2,115 and a tournament average of 264. Twenty-seven-year-old McDougall finished seventh (1,947 and 243) and 26-year-old Pinto 11th (1,928 and 241). In the pins-over-average event, it was Chandler again leading the way with a +275, good for third place. McDougall wasn’t far behind in fifth place with a +195, while Pinto finished up in 12th at +40. Chandler and Pinto will join forces with fellow Merrittonians Mark Pattison and Stuart Cornies to enter a four-member team competition at the Village Lanes in Chase on the Feb. 24 to 26 weekend. It will be a match-play event, with a minimum of nine games. On March 4, several bowlers from Merritt will be travelling to Salmon Arm for a 12-game singles event. Ian Webster/Herald
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SPORTS MINOR HOCKEY
Midget reps done; peewees move on
Coyote Collision mixed curling bonspiel results
Ian Webster THE MERRITT HERALD
The Tracker Sportswear midget reps saw their season come to an end on the weekend, following a tough 5-4 loss to Vernon in the third-and-deciding game of their best-of-three, second-round series on Sunday. Merritt had pushed the series to its limit with an impressive 7-4 victory over Vernon in game two — played in front of a large crowd on Saturday at the Shulus arena. The opening game of the series took place on Feb. 5 in Vernon and ended in a 5-2 win for the host side. Logan Lake’s Eric Lalonde was the leading point getter in the series for the Tracker team with three goals and four assists. Other contributors were Tyler Mosely (four goals), bantam rep call-up Atrayu Johnny (two goals, two assists), Sunil Sahota (one goal, three assists), Travis Sterling (one goal, two assists), Justin Tighe (two goals), Connor Ouellet and Anthony Tulliani (two assists each), and Keyton Laupitzan and Travis Simon with one assist apiece. Mack Stead started in goal for Merritt in all three games. In other playoff action, the Merritt Ramada Inn peewee reps moved on to the Okanagan-Mainline semi-finals of their division with a two-game sweep of Kamloops in round-two action on the weekend. The Ramada team took game one by an 8-2 score on Friday night in Merritt, and then wrapped things up with a 6-2 victory in Kamloops on Saturday. Max Graham led the Ramada attack with five goals and an assist, followed by Rylan Falcone (a goal and two assists), Karson Peat (a pair of goals), Carter Shackelly, Cortez Charters, Preston Laupitz and Lucas Schmid (all with one goal and one
‘A’ Champions - Lively Rink Doug Turvey, Liz Ladyman, Gerry Gilderdale, Sharlene LIvely
It was a tough second-round midget rep playoff series between Merritt and Vernon, with the latter prevailing two games to one. The Tracker Sportswear reps forced a third-and-deciding game with a 7-4 victory on home ice on Saturday. (Above) Merritt’s Tyler Mosely (second from left) and Eric Lalonde (second from right) battle a trio of Jr. Vipers during a faceoff. Ian Webster/Herald
assist), Robert Sterling and Brayden McRae Chillihitzia (one goal apiece) and Gracie Graham (one assist) Third-ranked Merritt now plays fifth-ranked Winfield, beginning Friday in Merritt at 6 p.m. Game two goes in Winfield on Saturday at 4:15 p.m. If a game three is needed, it will be in Merritt on Sunday at 3 p.m. Due to the north and south divisions of the
tier 3 peewee rep category, Merritt and Winfield did not play each other during the regular season.
Also At Home This Weekend Saturday 11:00 a.m. Midget Rec. vs Thompson-Cariboo (NVMA) 1:00 p.m. Atom Dev. vs Sicamous (NVMA)
Sunday 11:15 a.m. Peewee Rec. vs Lillooet (NVMA) 1:00 p.m. Female Midget vs Lillooet (NVMA) 3:00 Peewee Rep. vs Winfield (NVMA) (only if necessary) NOTE: The minor hockey games reported on each week are only those that the paper receives information about from team representatives.
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What’s happening in and around the Nicola Valley
SD57 Elementary Basketball Tournament, MSS and CMS Gymnasiums, 9:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Snow-Pitch Tournament, Central Park; contact email@example.com for more information
Merritt Centennials vs Trail Smoke Eaters, Nicola Valley Memorial Arena, 7 p.m.
Feb. 24-26 BC Law Enforcement Charity Hockey Fundraiser for BC Children’s Hospital, Nicola Valley Memorial Arena Feb. 24
‘B’ Champions - Sloan Rink Shelly Sanders, Ron Sanders, Kathy Sloan, Curtis Sloan
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Feb. 24 Merritt Centennials vs Trail Smoke Eaters, Nicola Valley Memorial Arena, 7 p.m. Mar. 10
Nicola Valley Skating Club Carnival, Nicola Valley Memorial Arena, 6 - 8 p.m.
Merritt Curling Club Year-End Club Championship
Apr. 7-9 Mixed Volleyfest, teams still being accepted, contact www.merrittvolleyballassociation.com Apr. 28-30 Ladies Volleyfest, teams still being accepted, contact www.merrittvolleyballassociation.com Want to get your event on the Sports Ticker? Send all relevant information to email@example.com
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The Nicola Valley Fish & Game Club will be hosting their annual potluck and trophy awards night on Saturday, March 4 starting at 5:30, dinner will be at 6:00 p.m. at the Seniors Centre. Be sure to have your trophy entries in by Feb. 15. There will be a raffle, silent auction and many categories to enter. For tickets go to Gun Fishin’ Spots Store or Ponderosa Sports or at the door. For more information call Paul at 250-378-4904 or Ed at 250-378-2547.
TECHNICAL LITERACY FOR SENIORS
It’s Technical Literacy for Seniors at MSS Wednesday’s from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. in Room #17 at MSS. Call 250378-5131 FMI. Seniors can also block time with Anne at the Merritt Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call 250-378-4737 to book an appointment.
LOVE TO DANCE
Join the Love to Dance Academy for their free Line Dance Class held at the Merritt Desert Inn every third Tuesday of the month. Next lesson will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 6:15 pm, come early if you wish. Dance, if the spirit moves you, or just listen to some good country music. Everyone welcome. See you there. If you would like more information call 250-378-9898.
THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY
The Nicola Valley Film Society presents The Man Who Knew Infinity (rated PG) on Monday, Feb. 20 at 7:00 pm in the NVIT Lecture Theatre. For more information call 250-378-5190.
MERRITT COMMUNITY CHOIR
is starting its spring season on Monday, January 23rd , starting at 7 p.m. Meeting at Colletteville school, please use the Birch Ave. entrance. Fun new music will be presented. New members are welcome to come out for an evening of enjoyment. For more information please contact Ellen 250-378-9899 or Barb 250-378-2678.
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ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION
Please come and visit us at the Legion. We’ve extended our hours for the summer. Hours are now Tuesday to Friday 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm and Saturdays 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Come join us Saturdays for our meat draw. Guests welcome
Baillie House Spring Garage Sale, Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information call 250-378-0349
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Merritt Baptist Church
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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.
Nicola Valley Evangelical Free Church 1950 Maxwell St. • 250-378-9502 Service Time: Sundays 10:00 a.m.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Early bird games start at 5 p.m. at the Elks Hall.
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 Pete Ratzlaff at 250378-4199 for more information.
ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION
950 Please come and visit us at the Legion. We’ve extended our hours for the summer. Hours are now Tuesday to Friday 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm and Saturdays 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Come join us Saturdays for our meat draw. Guests welcome.
Corner of Jackson & Blair • 250-378-2919 Mass Time: Sundays 9:00 a.m.
Seventh Day Adventist Church
2190 Granite Ave. • 250-378-2339 Bible Study: 9:30 • Service Time: Saturdays 11:00 a.m.
St. Michael’s Anglican Church
1990 Chapman St. • 250-378-3772 Service Times: Sun 10:00 am - Last Sun of the month will be held Wed at 7 pm
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Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 8:30 a.m. to noon, 2164 Quilchena Avenue. All Elders welcome — just come out and visit! For information call 250-378-5107.
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Objective The Aboriginal Child and Youth Mental Health is concerned with building the capacity of Aboriginal communities to provide locally based mental health services responsive to community priorities and based on community participation and control. Target Population • Mental disorder; Life threatening conditions/ depression; Trauma and anxiety disorder • Behaviour disorder; Survivors of abuse, trauma, neglect • Intergenerational trauma; Residential school effects Clinical Support The Aboriginal Wellness Coordinator will work closely with a Clinical Psychologist to will provide clients with support and treatment for mental health and wellness. The Coordinator will work with the client and clinical psychologist • To develop treatment plans; Conduct screening and intake activities;; • Develop pre- and post-support as required; • Provide orientation services and other pre-treatment activities; • Provide after-case and follow-up services as requested by the Clinician.
Capacity Building • Create and/or support community wellness teams encompassing local community service providers to develop a mental wellness network; • Provide mental health promotion to local communities; • Develop linkages with general services such as MCFD services, Psychiatrists, General Practitioners, Hospitals, School Districts and Interior Health services providers. Qualiﬁcations • Bachelor of Social Work degree preferred; university degree in psychology or clinical psychology. • Experience working with youth in the field of mental wellness • Candidate has experience working with Aboriginal families and youth in the Nicola Valley • Outgoing ;and knowledgeable about wellness programs and services available to Aboriginal Youth in the Nicola Valley
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30” Self Cleaning Electric Range
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Top Mount Refrigerator
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Tall Tub Dishwasher
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Front Load Dryer
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