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MAGICIAN’S ASSISTANT Five-year-old Jayda Starrs holds the egg she helped create out of thin air using just her imagination and some help from Murray Hatfield, a Victoria-based magician who brought his comedic act featuring his wife and partner Teresa to Merritt on Feb. 1. The show was a matinee performance and the third in the Nicola Valley Community Arts Council’s 2013-14 concert series. The show drew its biggest audience of the series so far, and had kids, parents and grandparents alike laughing along and watching in wonderment. Emily Wessel/Herald

A commercial shoot and lunch were on the agenda for the B.C. minister who paid a visit to Merritt on Jan. 31. Minister of Tourism and Small Business Naomi Yamamoto met with representatives from the city’s businesses at the Coldwater Hotel before making a stop at the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame to shoot a commercial with Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart. The commercial is known as a “staycation” video, and is designed to encourage British Columbians to spend their vacation dollars in their own backyard by touring B.C. Yamamoto pointed out the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame and outdoor activities such as snowmobiling and snowshoeing are tourist attractions for staycationers to enjoy in Merritt. She said there are activities here that perhaps some people from the Lower Mainland might not get to enjoy, but they can in the Interior. “I’m hoping that we’ll get people from North Vancouver and Richmond to come up to Merritt, to come up to Kelowna, to come up to Penticton to do some travelling and actually spend some money in these communities,” Yamamoto said. She said the staycation video will be posted on YouTube. The date the video shot in Merritt will go online is still to be determined. Yamamoto said tourism was a $13.5 billion industry in 2012 in B.C. “The one thing we do know is that tourism creates jobs, and for communities like Merritt, they have great, great tourism assets — places where people can go and spend some money, stick around

[and] enjoy themselves,” she said. With Family Day on the horizon, Yamamoto said she’s encouraging Merrittonians and other British Columbians to enjoy the local sites their cities have to offer. Yamamoto has been shooting these commercial spots at various locations in cities around B.C. At the local luncheon, Yamamoto made a speech to representatives from businesses such as Community Futures, the Merritt Centennials and the City of Merritt. Yamamoto also has a Twitter campaign with the hashtag #staycationbc to encourage support for local tourism and businesses. She asked the crowd to tweet Family Day long weekend plans in Merritt with the hashtag, which she and Tegart will share with their followers. “We’ll show people that there are great things to do in Merritt on the long weekend, and if you’re going to do something, take a picture because there’s nothing like a picture to create enthusiasm for some of the things,” she said. She said the provincial government funds Destination BC with about $50 million per year to attract tourists to Canada and British Columbia, and it’s up to locals to get them to check out their communities. She also said the low Canadian dollar in comparison to the American greenback also helps tourism. Yamamoto told the crowd 127,000 people in B.C. are employed in the tourism industry. “That’s one in every 15 jobs,” she said. She also said there are about 18,000 tourism businesses in B.C., 16,000 of which are defined as small businesses.

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BC Housing kept that funding in the community, but it went to fund a housing outreach program, Cooke said. The society decided to move the shelter downtown and operated on just $6,000, all of which came from donations. It was accessed over 500 times over the course of four months and staffed with only volunteers, who worked 900 hours each month. “It’s not a sustainable model,� Donaldson told the Herald of that setup. Cooke said there was burnout amongst the staff and safety could have been compromised, which is why the model has evolved and changed. Last year, the Nicola Valley Shelter and Support Society re-established its connection with BC Housing. This current season has been the smoothest yet, notably because the society has the funding to pay shelter workers, Donaldson and Cooke told the Herald. Cooke said sponsors such as City of Merritt, Fortis BC, the Kamloops Foundation, Aspen Planers, Tolko and the Lower Nicola Indian Band have all provided financial contributions to keep the shelter up and running this year. They’ve also received dollars from community members. “Individuals in the community will come forward with $100 or $200,� she said, adding that locals will also drop off food donations. Cooke said it takes about 210 man-hours per week to keep the shelter up and running. The shelter operates with a mix of volunteers and paid staff, and two people are required to be there at all times, she said.

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BC Housing funding for the Nicola Valley Shelter and Support Society’s extreme weather shelter was more than double the amount from last year, but still won’t be enough to cover the shelter’s projected budget. Extreme weather shelter operator Keri Cooke told the Herald the society received $34,000 from BC Housing this year, up from the $12,000 the group received to run the shelter last year. “I think they realized the need in the community,� Cooke said of BC Housing’s increase in funding. Cooke said the shelter’s projected budget to stay open this winter season between November 2013 and March 2014 is $52,000. The remaining $18,000 will have to come from fundraising or corporate sponsors. The society has received about $11,500 from sponsors so far. Cooke told the Herald if the remaining funding needed to operate the shelter doesn’t come in, they will take steps to ensure they remain open until the end of March, even if that means cutting staff and going to a 100 per cent volunteer-run shelter. “We will do everything in our power to keep it open as long as possible,� Cooke said. Two years ago, BC Housing pulled its funding of Merritt’s cold weather shelter, which at the time was set up at Crossroads Community Church. “Statistically, on paper, people weren’t using it,� community policing coordinator Kelly Donaldson said.

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She also said the shelter has about 15 to 23 paid hours of work per day between their hours of operation between 5 p.m. and 8 a.m. Cooke said there are about 25 people who volunteer with the shelter. Unlike last year, the extreme cold weather shelter was open during the month of November on days when the temperature was forecasted to be below zero or if there was snow on the ground. Cooke told the Herald the shelter was open for 25 days in November. Between December and February, the shelter will be open every night no matter what the mercury reads, but in March it will operate depending on the weather again – as it did last year. Cooke said she’s assuming the shelter won’t be required to stay open every day in March, but estimated it will need to be open for 130 days this season. She said 75 people accessed the shelter’s services in November, 54 of whom stayed overnight. “A lot of the time they’re coming in for food, clothing [and] information on how to access other services,� Cooke said, noting many of the people they serve don’t know about what other support services are available in the community, so they stop in at the shelter. In December, shelter workers saw 88 people

walk through their doors, which is on par with the numbers from last December, when 90 people accessed the cold weather shelter. Supportive housing facility the goal The shelter workers also work closely with groups such as ASK Wellness on housing solutions for their clients who access the shelter on multiple nights in a row, Cooke said, noting they don’t turn people away. “We don’t want that [the shelter] there for people to live in. It’s there as an emergency,� she said. Cooke said the fewer people who have to access the shelter the better, and the society would like to see a supportive housing facility in Merritt. “It would eliminate a lot of the people who are accessing the shelter and provide them with supports to keep them permanently housed,� Cooke said. Merritt has different types of low-income housing, but no supportive housing facility, she said. Cooke said supports such as drug and alcohol counselling and mental health supports are among those needed. She said there are other organizations in Merritt that offer services such as those, but none that combine a housing aspect with supports all

under one roof. A supportive housing facility would serve as a home for people in need of those social services until they could overcome their issues and transition out of the facility, Donaldson said. Cooke said the Nicola Valley Shelter and Support Society has been trying to bring a supportive housing facility to Merritt for years. Donaldson said the Henry Leland House in Kamloops is similar to the type of facility they’d be looking at for Merritt. “Ideally, our facility would be a one-stop shop,� Donaldson said. Donaldson and Cooke told the Herald that although there are facilities such as ASK Wellness that offer social services, sometimes clients who are referred to another place fail to access that service on their own. “Although there are services downtown, we do lose them in between blocks, so we lose clients when they have to get from one place to the next,� Donaldson said. Cooke said she thinks many of those clients are not in a position to access services on their own and would have a better chance of staying on a wellness plan, and integrating back into the community if they were living in a supportive housing facility. Donaldson and Cooke said the society continues to work toward the goal of having a supportive housing facility in Merritt, but funding continues to be the main hurdle to that goal. “But are we closer than we were two years ago? Absolutely, because two years ago we didn’t even have a relationship with BC Housing,� Donaldson said.

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On average, every person in this country will experience at least two kitchen fires during their lifetime. • Teach children to never touch anything on the stove or open the oven. Children should not use stoves until they are old enough to safely handle items, reach cooking surfaces, and are mature enough to understand safety procedures in the kitchen. • Instruct children to stay away from adults who are busy preparing food, carrying pots or using appliances. Adults should always turn pot handles inward (pointing toward the middle of the stove) when cooking. • Children should be supervised while in the kitchen. Talk about safe places to play. The kitchen is not one of them. • Discuss the dangers of climbing on counters

or getting too close to hot appliances like the coffee pot, toaster, hot pots and pans and hot food. • Burns received in the kitchen are usually a result of scalds from hot foods or liquids, or contact burns from hot appliances. More fires start in the kitchen than any other location in the home. • Teach and practice stop, drop and roll. If a child’s clothes catch on fire, they should stop where they are, cover their face with their hands (unless their hands are burning), drop to the ground, and roll over and over until the fire is out.

of a burn injury, the burned area should be placed in or flushed with cool water for 10 to 15 minutes. Never use ice, ointments or butter. • If they are burned, tell children to immediately seek assistance from an adult. If the burn is severe, call 911 for emergency assistance.

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VICTORIA – There are two reasons why the B.C. government must appeal the latest court ruling that damns its conduct, assesses damages of $2 million plus lawyer bills and appears to hand the B.C. Teachers’ Federation the keys to the treasury. The first is practical politics. The legislature reopens Feb. 11, ironically right after Family Day. An appeal will give rookie Education Minister Peter Fassbender the cover he will need during the daily 30 minutes of sniper fire that is Question Period. Rise. “It’s before the courts, Madam Speaker.” Sit. Even the trigger-happy Premier Christy Clark will be staying in her trench, after the bleeding wound she received from Justice Susan Griffin last week. The second reason is practical economics. The 2014 budget has gone to press. Government lawyers told the court that retroactively returning to 2001 classroom rules could cost $500 million, an estimate Griffin dismissed as “speculative.” It could include compensation to retired teachers for earnings they gave up. This retroactive lump would be on top of the ongoing costs, running to hundreds of millions more as 60 school districts try to reassemble the world of 2002. This union victory began when the Supreme Court of Canada invented a constitutional right to collective bargaining in 2007, based on “freedom of association” in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The BCTF is piggy-backing on that landmark decision, in favour of the Hospital Employees’ Union, after Gordon Campbell ran roughshod over their sweetheart contract from the Glen Clark years.

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one of the less-conspicuous items it includes is chocolates. One city manager was so zealous in enforcing the list that even half-eaten boxes of chocolates had to be returned to sender around Christmas time, according to the Vancouver Sun. But could a box of chocolates be the beginning of a slippery slope of moral selectivity, or is it a harmless thank-you gesture from an appreciative partner or person? The idea that a box of sweets could be used for sweetening someone up was touched on in a recent CBC program. The Fifth Estate episode titled Walk the Line followed the story of under-

cover cops investigating the Hells Angels who went from infiltrator to criminal somewhere along the line. A police psychologist featured in the program puts forth the argument that corrupt police persons are made, not born. They aren’t rotten apples; they’re apples that rot in the barrel. You’ve got to consider that barrel when you look at the causes and effects of corruption, he says. He says so much as accepting so much as a cup of coffee from a “bad guy” is a moral choice, although we may not always think of it that way. And you can extend this thinking to working in any field — politics and media included.

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But how applicable is this moral stringency in the real world? Could the corruption scandal at Montreal City Hall have started with a box of chocolates? Who knows what caused Brampton’s mayor to think it was acceptable to spend taxpayer dollars on private language lessons and flight upgrades. Could it have been a box of chocolates, or are we better off looking at the box of chocolates as a metaphor for that initial taste of something sweet from which greed grows? Get a taste, crave more — just like the craving for chocolate that flares up once you’ve had some sugar. Maybe life is like a

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box of chocolates in the uncomfortable notion that we live in a world where nearly every moral decision exists in a shade of grey. Accept that box of chocolates and you never know what you’re going to get. But even with all that evidence pointing to a box of chocolates — or more accurately, the act of accepting them — as an entry point for corruption, my gut feeling still tells me that a box of chocolates is just a box of chocolates. Though you may never know if someone has a hidden agenda in sending them, you can control how you interpret them and how much gestures like that can influence your decisions.

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From Page 6 That one was settled for $85 million, including retroactive payments. In case there are parents and taxpayers who still believe that all would be calm had the NDP won the 2013 election, allow me to put that to rest. NDP leader Adrian Dix took to his Facebook page a couple of days after last week’s ruling, joining calls for an apology from Clark. That would be for what Justice Griffin characterized as deliberately provoking a strike to build public support for the latest of a long line of settlements imposed on teachers. Within minutes, Dix received this caustic response from Tara Ehrcke, president of the Greater Victoria teachers’ union. “But where was the NDP during the election campaign?” Ehrcke asked Dix. “You committed a measly $100 million – a third of what it will take to restore class sizes and less than the [NDP] platform in 2009, and only pocket change more than the Liberals’ Learning Improvement Fund of $75 million.” Note the mindset of this prominent member of the radical fringe that controls the BCTF. “A measly $100 million.”

An extra $25 million? “Pocket change.” This is the same union boss who demanded that hundreds of teachers be hired this week, so reorganizing current classes in the middle of the school year to make them smaller by one or two students. Parents and students would endure yet another major disruption of the public school system. And who needs an increase in rural ambulance service or drug and alcohol treatment for street kids? Let’s get those teacher-librarians back in schools, and slightly reduce class sizes to offset declining enrolment! No government, BC Liberal, NDP or Green Party, can let its unions control their own payroll, just as no private company can. That goes double for this union, which had its own obvious role in provoking an illegal strike in 2012. It made outrageous benefit demands and cancelled extra-curriculars for months before it even specified its wage demand. Bargaining, if you can call it that, resumes this week. Both sides need to cease fire. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @ tomfletcherbc

Re: Old man, take a look at your facts (B.C. Views, Jan. 23) Tom Fletcher should stop taking Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver’s advice. Drinking from tailings ponds does not appear to be bringing any clarity to his argument. The fact that similar environmental destruction exists in the U.S. means Canadians should shut up and ignore what goes on in our country? Would Fletcher at least concede that any industrial development of this size comes at a significant cost to the environment? I agree that the oilsands are extremely important to the Canadian economy and provide thousands of high-paying jobs to people across this country, but surely there’s room for a balanced discussion. Perhaps we could start somewhere between shutting it down as Neil Young would prefer or expanding it as fast as humanly possible, the clear choice of the present federal and Alberta governments. If Young’s comments lead to discussions at dinner tables across this country then he did us all a great service.

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Young just repeats false claims Dear Editor, Re: Old man, take a look at your facts (B.C. Views, Jan. 23) Thanks to Tom Fletcher’s column, a few more people know the truth. Using lies to sell a point of view robs any movement of credibility. There is no truth by vote; if enough people believe a lie, it’s still a lie.

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Fletcher should move to Fort McMurray Dear Editor, Re: Old man, take a look at your facts (B.C. Views, Jan. 23) Well, now Tom Fletcher has done it. He has annoyed, angered, baffled and bored us over the years with his columns. However, to be so condescending and rude about Neil Young’s involvement in the anti-oilsands controversy made me respond. How does he decide which experts’ findings on the environment he judges to be the truth – the whole truth? May I make a suggestion: Fletcher should move to Fort McMurray. Enjoy the scenery! And after looking at his picture, who is calling whom an old man? Heidi Bumann Surrey

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Did a family member recently call you claiming they were in trouble? Perhaps you have the opportunity to claim a lot of money by replying to an email from someone you don’t know or had a recorded phone message tell you that you’ve won something. These are scams and Merrittonians should be cautious of them, community policing co-ordinator Kelly Donaldson told the Herald. Donaldson said she’s recently had more people than usual inquire with her about potential scams. Within the first two weeks of January, she had about seven people talk to her about potential phone scams and a recorded phone message as well as suspicious emails, which either they or a family member received. “I have just recently had more people than usual come in and ask, and inquire and say they had a friend or a relative or someone that was phoned and went so far as to take the steps to get to a place where they needed to wire money,” Donaldson said. “I’ve always known these have existed, but I’m getting more of the public coming in [to the office] concerned,” she said. Donaldson said she usually hears more about scams just before and after Christmas. She suspects the reason for that increase stems from the holidays being known as a charitable time of year, and scammers are trying to take advantage of goodnatured people. She said that in January, many people who have likely spent a good chunk of change during Christmas probably get excited at the chance to make some quick money back and fall prey to a scam. About half of the inquiries she’s heard recently were with regards to a particular phone scam in which a

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scammer calls an elderly person pretending to be a grandchild who’s in some sort of distress, Donaldson told the Herald. In another case, a man dropped off a printed copy of an email he received from someone claiming to be a lawyer from Spain. The “lawyer” was looking for a benefactor to claim millions from a woman who shared the last name of the recipient, but had no living heir. All the recipient had to do was make the claim and give account information so the funds could be deposited. In the case of the anonymous call to a grandparent, a scammer will call and say something like “It’s me” in an

effort to coax an elderly person into unknowingly giving the scammer information about a grandchild. “And then they go from there and say they’re in trouble, they’re in the hospital, they’ve had an accident or they’re having some problems with the police or whatever, [and then say] I need you to wire money,” Donaldson said. “They pull on the heartstrings.” In cases such as these, it’s important to check with other family members to confirm the whereabouts of the family member claiming to be in distress and ensure you’re not being scammed, Donaldson said.

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NICOLA VALLEY NEWS GRAND RE-ENTRANCE Teresa of Murray Hatfield and Teresa magically reappeared in one piece from “the box” in an illusion that involved blades and disappearance. The duo performed at the Civic Centre on Feb. 1 as the third of four acts in the Nicola Valley Community Arts Council’s 2013-14 concert series. The next and final concert takes place on March 14, when FrenchCanadian folk ensemble Le Vent du Nord (“The North Wind”) will no doubt have the crowd on its feet.

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Be wary of emails that ask for private info From Page 8 This exact scenario occurred in July to a local woman who received a call from a man who called her grandma said he had been in a car accident while on vacation. The woman was soon contacted by her supposed grandson’s public defender who told her she needed to wire him about $4,000 to pay for an estimate. In the case of the Spanish lawyer’s email, the supposed lawyer was searching for someone to claim the sum of $10.5 million his client conveniently deposited with a “finance house” before her untimely death – the result of a car accident. The rest of her family perished in that accident and there is no other inheritor to be found, so “Fernando,” the lawyer, suggests you stand as the next of kin because you share the same last name as his deceased client. And just like that, the funds

will be released to you. “With my position as a lawyer, I will prepare every legal document that will assist your claim, and facilitate the release of the fund into the account you are going to provide them,” the email states. Of course “Fernando” also guarantees the transaction to be completely risk-free and legal, and once the money is released, the two of you will share it 50 per cent for Fernando, 40 per cent for you and 10 per cent in expenses. A personal email and telephone number to contact him are also included. There is not much police can do about scams, Donaldson said, so educating oneself is important to protect against being scammed. Donaldson said that people who respond to scams often feel embarrassed and will not want to talk about it. Scams, however, can happen to anyone, RCMP Const. Tracy

Dunsmore said. Dunsmore herself said she was once almost fooled by a legitimate-looking email. “I got an email from, say, PayPal saying, ‘Your account needs to be updated,’” she said, noting the email asked her to fill out her personal information, which she did, but then noticed it also requested her social insurance number. “And I was like, ‘Wait a minute, I don’t give my SIN number out,’” Dunsmore said. Dunsmore said people should contact the company they do business with directly to check if the email is legitimate in cases like hers to ensure they are not being bamboozled by a fraudster. Checking the website snopes. com is another option for people concerned about fraud, Dunsmore told the Herald. Dunsmore said many businesses won’t ask you to provide potentially compromising information via the Internet.

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Devin Coulombe remembers his interest in welding began at an early age, when he would work on cars with his dad. “I started working on trucks and cars with my dad when I was about five years old, so it really started way back, and I just kind of fell in love with it,” Coulombe said. He said he’s always wanted to work with his hands, particularly in metal work. “I’ve always been very mechanically inclined, so I tried to pick a career I’d always be happy doing,” Coulombe said, noting his interest in working hard and getting dirty. He also said he enjoys both the physical and intellectual capabilities that welding demands. “I like the physical work aspect of it and I really enjoy the thinking. You have to make a lot of decisions in how you’re going to fix [something] or what you’re going to do to make it work,” Coulombe said. Coulombe, 17, will be finishing high school soon, and has been working full-time in his trade at local businesses for six months now. At his job, Coulombe builds and installs metal guards at Tolko to

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Logan Lake house fire leaves couple homeless By Michael Potestio THE HERALD

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Two people from Logan Lake were left homeless after an explosion and fire gutted the house they had called home for just under a week. The Logan Lake fire department was called to a house fire located at 34 Beryl Drive at about 2 p.m. on Feb. 3. Logan Lake fire chief Dan Leighton told the Herald that when firefighters arrived on scene, the house was fully engulfed in flames.

Firefighters battled the fire until about 5 p.m. The two occupants escaped the blaze unhurt and were taken to Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops for smoke inhalation. The renters lost their car and dog in the blaze. The fire had penetrated the roof of the home, garage and a car parked inside the garage. Leighton said the fire department is not sure what caused the explosion, and he has not been in contact with the occupants of

the house yet. The pair are currently staying with friends or family in Kamloops, he said. Leighton said a representative from the insurance company for the home and the fire department are investigating the explosion. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The problem is we got so much water in the basement, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s frozen so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to get in there, and with the structure being unstable, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have to bring in a machine and pick it apart,â&#x20AC;? Leighton said. There were 10 firefighters who extin-

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$125,000

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3 bedroom rancher 18 X 28 detached shop Updated furnace & h/w tank RV parking

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$69,900

M3955

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Don’t rent when you can own! 1 bed, large rooms & updates Includes fridge and stove Well maintained building

$69,995

M3992

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Completely Replumbed New HW tank 3 Bed, 2 Bath rancher Appliances included

$34,900

M3844

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M4018

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M3851 $139,000

• • • • M4021

New 2 bed, 2 bath Apartment Bright open design Kitchen w/ lrg center island Laundry room in unit

$164,000

• • • • M4001

5 Bed , 3 Bath home Currently set up as duplex Back unit has 2 Bedrooms Comes with appl. in both suites

$167,000

$150,000

M4030

$219,850

M4048

• 1500 sq.ft/ floor, wheelchair access • 4 Plex – Investors, lots of parking • Top floor, 1 office, mini kitch & Bth

• 4 Lrg Suites, Close to D/Town

• Backyard fenced, Ramps both sides

• Double Lot, Great Location

$265,000

$388,000

M4027

M3863

• • • •

Just across from the arena! 2000 sq ft half duplex 5 bdrms, 2 kitchens, 2 bathrooms Laminate floors, fenced yard.

$179,900

M4028

M4040

Rancher style townhome for 55 plus Traditional plan 2 BR’s w/full ensuite Many updates, hardwood floors Perfect retirement home

$189,000

M4057

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• Close to down town core • Great investment property

$209,000

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Immaculate 5 bdrm home Newer furnace & central air Large fenced back yard Mill Creek kitchen

$210,000

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• 2 bedroom character home • Located near park • Private oasis in backyard

$189,000

$199,000

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$57,000

Year round residence 4 bed, 2 bath main home 2 acres private lot w/ extra’s Guest cottage w/ tons of parking

$289,000

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• 9.62 property, fenced pasture

M3886

• Great Buy! Below assessed Value • 2 single family homes on Lrg lots • Collect rental income from both

$209,000

M3741

M3947

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M4019

$60,500

• Laundry on main, Games room/more

• Desirable Nicola Wynd Dev. • Build your dream home • Quality builder available

• Resort style Atmosphere- Mile High!

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$349,000

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$224,900

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$70,000

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$79,000

• • • •

$399,000

Amazing 2800 sq ft log home 3 bed 2 bath quality built Vaulted ceilings, 2 lofts Totally fenced 1.14 acres w/out buildings.

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M4032

Horses welcome – 9.88 acres Very nice 3 bed 2 bath home Bright open design with vaulted ceilings Totally private/fenced & cross fenced

$485,000

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$79,000

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Perfect horse property Backs on to Crown 6 stall barn Creek on property

$499,000

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Amazing Panoramic views 4 bed, 3 bath- 8 years new Vaulted ceilings, C/Air, C/vac 9.91 acres- Totally fenced

$499,900

• Main floor has vaulted ceiling

• • • •

• Mstr BR w/ Ensuite & W/I closet • 10 acres and 2500 sq.ft barn

$529,000

M3991

M4041

$134,900

Log home/Hobby farm Creek runs thru property Farm Equipment included Approx. 9 acres in hay

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$239,000

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Located on nice quiet street 5 Bed, 3 bath incl. ensuite Granite countertops, Central air Tile & laminate flooring, 5 Appl.

$244,900

M3981

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$264,900

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• • • •

Nice 2 bed 1 bath on .359 acre Aerothermal heating & cooling Updated windows/totally fenced 24X30 detached shop/garage

$269,000

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13+ acres close to Merritt House is 3 years new 3 bdrm, 3 bath, family home Detached garage/shop & 2 wells.

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• • • •

$799,000

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• 2530 sq.ft. rancher, 26x36 log barn

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Hobby Farm 1.79 acres 3 bdrm, 2 bath home 5 stall barn, hay shed, poultry pens Numerous fruit trees, large veg. garden.

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• • • •

New roof, recent H/W & Boiler 5 BR, 3 Bath main part of home + 2 BR suite at ground level Mstr BR, ensuite has jetted tub

$289,000

M3984

• • • •

• • • •

Beautifully updated 2900 sq ft 3 bed family home Lrg covered deck, fully fenced Awesome family home

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L4008

Family home 4 BR, 3 Bath Plus 2 bedroom suite Rear deck with BBQ hookup Family area, cul-de-sac street

$325,000

• • • • M3961

Lrg 4 BR, 3 bath family home + 2 bedroom suite, own laundry Skylights, A/C, U/G sprinklers Oversized double garage

$327,000

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M3495

• 80 acre horse farm

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• • • •

M4003

24 acres, beautiful Sunshine Valley Treed lot, very private, easy access Many potential building sites Hydro & phone lines to prop line

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M3603

• • • •

Lovely getaway acreage! Great views of Stump Lake Easy access to the highway Water system & power to lot line

• • • •

Spectacular Sunshine Valley! Special 9.9+ acre property Pristine views of Nicola River Build your Future

• • • •

26 Country acreage Natural grasslands, Good water table 2 acre, leveled, ready for a home

• • • •

Developers take note! Perfect site for rural development Zoned for 2 acre lots Flat and lightly treed with views

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• Locally managed 11 unit building • Main floor has laundry hookups • U/G sprinklers, good tenant base • Corner store half a block away

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• • • •

M4071

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M3692

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• • • •

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Perfect family enterprise Training can be provided Beautiful storefront and deli. 2 walk-in coolers, large quick freeze.

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Cozy, 1 bed cottage w/loft 2 acres, fully fenced Huge deck w/lovely Lk view Year round recreation

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M4054

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4 bed, 4 bath family home In-law suite on main level 22 X 25 insulated/wired shop Central air and u/g sprinklers

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M4026

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$315,000

M3862

• Very nice 4 bedroom 2 bath home • Hardwood floors/view side of Parker Drive • Private backyard with awesome deck and pool

• • • •

$330,000

$332,000

M4045

Immaculate 3 bed plus den Motivated-Quick possession Quality appl.-amazing Kitch C/Air, Gas F/P, U/G sprinklers

• • • •

M3989

Beautiful sprawling rancher Nicola River frontage Mature shade trees Located in quiet cul-de-sac

$349,000

L3980

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Desirable bungalow! 3 bedrooms, 2 bath Private backyard w/ pool Full basement w/ dbl carport

$357,000

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• • • •

Beautiful 5 BR family home 4 Bath, ensuite w/ jetted tub 2 bedroom in-law suite 2 Covered decks

$399,888

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Priced for your budget! 3 bedroom, 2 level split townhouse Lots of upgrades Call today to book your showing!

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M4067

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Great vacation or retirement get-away 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms Drive out basement Passive solar system included

$360,000

M4068

• • • •

1 or 2 BR Condo on first floor Newer Kitch w/ pull out pantry You will love the French doors & The newer Bathroom

$94,000

M3970

• Immaculate 2BR, 2Bth, super suite • Strata fee inc, heat, hot water, cable.

• • • •

$115,000

$135,000

• Lrg dining area, Elegant kitchen

M3808

Perfect home for retirement! Open style mobile on its own lot. Large living room/kitchen. Covered deck & shed.

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• Starting out, over or renting out

• Open floor plan offers casual living

• Renovated 3 BR M.H, new roof

• Skylights and upgraded appliances

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$137,000

$142,000

M3904

L3926

• • • •

• Spacious 4 bdrm home

Pet friendly 3 bed home New roof, flooring & more! Private backyard Backs onto Greenbelt

$181,000

• Family neighborhood, awesome deck • Huge Jacuzzi tub & pool table M4005

$258,000

M3806

• • • •

There’s no place like home! 3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms Newer, roof, furnace & H/W tank Private back yard onto greenbelt

$259,000

M4037

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• Nearly 20 acres,all new fencing

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Know your retirement income sources DAVID L. BROWN Managing YOUR MONEY Your monthly retirement income will be an accumulation of benefits and payments from various sources – and to get the most out of them, while paying the least amount of tax, you need to know what they are. Source 1: Public income programs and pensions – in other words, what the government will pay you in retirement. Old Age Security (OAS) provides a basic monthly pension benefit at age 65. Benefits are taxable, adjusted for inflation, and ‘clawed back’ in increasing amounts as your individual net income climbs above a threshold amount. Individuals with lower incomes may also qualify for the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS). The Canada Pension Plan/Québec Pension Plan (CPP/ QPP) pays a monthly pension to people who have been employed and contributed to CPP/QPP. Benefits are approximately 25 per cent of your average annual earnings during your working life up to certain limits. Benefits are indexed to inflation, are taxable, and can start at a reduced amount as early as age 60, or as late as age 70 with an increase. Source 2: Employer-sponsored pension plans – in other words, what your employer provides. Defined Benefit (DB) pension plans

provide a specific pension amount paid to you for your lifetime after you retire. The amount of a DB pension benefit is set according to your age, length of service, and salary. It may or may not be indexed for inflation. Defined Contribution (DC) pension plans are also known as money purchase plans and do not guarantee the amount of your future benefits. DC retirement income depends on accumulated contributions and the investment returns earned by these contributions. Source 3: Individual retirement plans – in other words, what you will provide. When you retire, investments held in your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) can be converted to income in three ways: A Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF) is like an RRSP in reverse. Instead of contributing to it, you withdraw from it. A RRIF offers the flexibility of a wide range of investment choices as well as your choice of the amount you wish to withdraw each month (subject to an annual

minimum withdrawal based on the value of the investments in your RRIF and age.) An annuity offers the simplicity of a guaranteed lifetime income but can’t be increased to keep up with inflation or escalating living costs. Watch out for cash. Convert investments in your RRSP to cash and you will be subject to tax on the entire amount. Not the most attractive option in most cases. To be sure you will have enough income to fund your retirement dreams, talk to your professional adviser. This column, written and published by Investors Group Financial Services Inc. (in Québec – a Financial Services Firm), and Investors Group Securities Inc. (in Québec, a firm in Financial Planning) presents general information only and is not a solicitation to buy or sell any investments. Contact your own advisor for specific advice about your circumstances. For more information on this topic please contact your Investors Group Consultant. Contact David Brown at 250-3150241 or at david. brown@investorsgroup.com to book your appointment.

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Consumer Survey - Local Food The communities of Merritt and Ashcroft are cooperating on a BC Healthy Communities project to learn more about local food production and purchasing. We are asking the farming community and residents what they are currently producing/consuming in the way of locally grown food products. Please share your insights through this short survey. If you would like to be entered into a draw for prizes from our local sponsors, be sure to include your name and contact information. This will be used solely for the prize draw, or to contact you based on your response to the last survey question. Prizes have kindly been contributed in your community by: Coopers Foods, Country Bug, Beans Roasted Rite, & City of Merritt (NVAC Pool Passes) Thank you kindly for your participation!! 1. Where do you live? (Please be specific - Merritt, Shackan, Spence's Bridge, Ashcroft, etc) 2. What is your age group? 0-19

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q at least 50% of your annual need q 25-50% of your annual need q under 25% of your annual need 4. When you shop for produce, what % do you estimate buying from each of these sources (should add to 100%) % supermarket/grocery store % Local % Kamloops % food co-op % Local % Kamloops % natural food store % Local % Kamloops % farmers' market % Local % Kamloops % farm stands/direct sales % CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) % Other (please specify) 5. When you shop for meat and dairy, what % do you estimate buying from each of these sources (should add to 100%) % supermarket/grocery store % Local % Kamloops % food co-op % Local % Kamloops % natural food store % Local % Kamloops % farmers' market % Local % Kamloops % farm stands/direct sales % CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) % Other (please specify) 6. Do you seek out locally grown foods when you shop at commercial stores? No

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6(a) Yes, I purchase local foods at: (please specify store) 6(b) Examples of local foods I have bought are: 6(c) Local foods I would like to find are: 6(d) What is your interest in seeking out local food? (Please number in order of importance) ___ Freshness of food ___ Connection to the producer ___ Supporting the local economy ___ Less pesticide or other potential toxins ___ Organically grown ___ Other: 7. Are you willing to pay more for local produce? No If yes, about how much more: up to 10% premium

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Your entry can be dropped at the Merritt Civic Centre main desk by February 15, 2014 to be entered in our prize draw. Thank you for your time and sharing your thoughts! Prefer to do your survey online? Use this link: http://fluidsurveys.com/surveys/bchc-TCF/merritt-bchc-1/


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The Nicola Valley & District Food Bank would like to take this opportunity to thank the following donators for their wonderful support throughout the year. Without your generosity and support we would be unable to help those less fortunate in our community. If we have missed anyone, please accept our sincerest apologies. Corporate Donations UÊ5A Diner UÊAlpha Design UÊASK Wellness UÊAspen Planers UÊBass Coast Festival UÊBC Aboriginal Mine Training Association UÊBC Thanksgiving Food Drive UÊBench Elementary School UÊBeta Sigma Phi UÊBob’s Mini Mart UÊBrambles UÊCanada Post UÊCanadian Tire UÊCatholic Woman’s League UÊCentral School UÊChamber of Commerce UÊChristian Life School Fort St John UÊChurch of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints UÊCIBC UÊCitizens on Patrol UÊCity Furniture UÊCity of Merritt UÊCJR Bookkeeping UÊCMS UÊColdwater Hotel and Restaurant UÊColletteville School UÊCommunity Futures Thompson Nicola / Work BC UÊCommunity Futures UÊCool Creek Agencies UÊCoopers Foods UÊBonnie Cowan UÊCrossroads Community Church UÊCupe Loc 847

UÊCupe Loc 900 UÊDavis Leather and More UÊDiversified Ova Teck Ltd UÊDouglas Lake Ranch UÊEmcon UÊEvangelical Free Church UÊExtra Foods UÊFetch Dog Grooming UÊFields UÊFood Banks BC UÊFood Banks Canada UÊFootprints Harvest UÊForestry UÊGraham and Associates UÊHouston Street Card Players UÊHub Insurance UÊInterior Savings UÊIt’s the Pitts Plumbing UÊJackie Tegart UÊJamara Joyal UÊJourneys into Tomorrow UÊJV Driver UÊKal Tire UÊKamloops Food Share UÊKamloops Insurance Association Womens Banquet UÊLedcor UÊLNB Construction UÊLordco UÊMac-Derm Management Ltd UÊMacDonalds UÊMerritt Arena Sports UÊMerritt Centenials UÊMerritt Herald UÊMerritt Morning Market UÊMerritt Motorcycle Toy Run UÊMerritt Optometry Clinic UÊMerritt Return it Depot UÊMerritt Sikh Society

UÊMerritt Speedway UÊMerritt Stock Car Association UÊMerritt Transit System UÊMerritt Vet Hospital UÊML Brown Lumber UÊMobile Tech UÊMoyes and Co. UÊMSS UÊMSS Leadership UÊMSS Halloween for Hunger UÊMurray GM UÊNicola Valley Cruisers Car Club UÊNicola Valley Log Works UÊNicola Valley Vet Clinic UÊNVIT UÊPampered Chef UÊPharmasave UÊProduct Care UÊQuilchena on the Lake UÊRJD III Media UÊRotary Club of Merritt UÊRoyal Bank UÊRoyal Canadian Legion UÊRoyal Lepage UÊSchool District 58 UÊShaw Cable UÊSpanner and Webb UÊSpeedy Cash UÊStarbucks UÊStudent Council UÊSuccess by 6 UÊSunrise Rotary UÊSuperior Pizza UÊTeck Highland Valley Copper UÊThe Cadets UÊThe Window Dressers UÊTim Hortons UÊTolko UÊTrinity United Church

Thank you for helping to support our community and we look forward to your continued support into the future! From the staff and volunteers at The Nicola Valley & District Food Bank.

UÊLorraine James UÊTyler Janzen UÊRos Knippelberg UÊDephnie Knudslien UÊKuzio Family UÊIan Leiklem UÊMarguerite & John Lund UÊPeter & Jane Maclean Individual Donations UÊJean & Gerald Matson UÊJason Arnold UÊK Mckay Smith UÊEdward Asselstine UÊIan Meiklem UÊJohn Bentley UÊDoug & Gail Mitchell UÊRK Berard UÊSarah Molnar UÊThe Cannon Family UÊBrenda Monsen UÊDoreen Chuter UÊEd & Nadine Morris UÊNorman Cloutier UÊK Nadeau UÊMarg Davis UÊNendrick Family UÊRichard & Maryann UÊSimren Panghli Deacon UÊMarvel & Leonard Pare UÊKelly Donaldson UÊConnie Rauch UÊSusan Dufault UÊAnthony Remedios UÊMarg Duff UÊLeslie Reynolds UÊElizabeth Dybikowski UÊThomas & Sharon Edwards UÊDwight & Gail Reynoldson UÊPaul Sahota UÊPeggy Egan UÊElizabeth Salomon UÊMarlene Fenton De Friedberg UÊAnne & Norm Flemming UÊDr Smit UÊSilka Fligge UÊResidents of the Florentine UÊShirley Starr UÊGeorge Treadway UÊLeonard Forsyth UÊColleen Twan UÊLouise Fox UÊRaoul Venzina UÊJim & Linda Gardner UÊGeorge Vollance UÊJimmy & Audrey George UÊIda Wallace UÊJeff Greenlaw UÊTammy Weymoth UÊShannon Hall UÊPaul Zaluski UÊShelley Kressy Hassel & Family UÊEmma Heyes UÊGreg Hodson UÊRichard Hodson UÊMrs. Hothi UÊM Hunchak UÊCherry Inglis UÊValley Carriers UÊVintage Car Club of Merritt UÊWalmart UÊWest Coast Amusements UÊWorking Well Consulting UÊYaki Joes


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HERALD HEALTH Have a sports story tip? Tell us about it by calling 250-378-4241 or emailing newsroom@merrittherald.com

When scoliosis meets back pain

The diagnosis of scoliosis is made when a person has abnormal twisting and curving of the spine. It affects females twice as often as males. It can commence before the teen years and can progress rapidly or very slowly until the age of 17 or 18 when a person’s bones finish growing. A simple examination by a chiropractor may allow for an early diagnosis. If necessary, an X-ray may be taken

to see me to address the pain and stiffness that develops in these abnormal areas. It should seem logical that problems are likely to arise when you have abnormal twists and curves in the spine. In and around the twisted and curved areas, the joints between the bones or vertebrae of the spine lose some of their potential movement. This makes these joints more prone to becoming stiff or “jammed.” Whenever this occurs, swelling or inflammation can occur around the joint, which irritates the nerves exiting the spine. As I explained last week, these nerves control the muscles along the spine. The result is that the irritated nerves create painful muscle spasms. This

scenario of a tight joint, inflammation, nerve irritation, and muscle spasm is collectively called a “subluxation” by chiropractors. To relieve the symptoms of scoliosis, chiropractors do a series of “adjustments” or “manipulation” to restore the proper movement of the joints located within the abnormal curves of the spine. Once this has been done, less frequent but just as important treatments may be necessary to maintain that proper joint movement until the inflammation, nerve irritation, and resulting muscle spasm decreases. In most cases, the abnormal curves and twisting of the spine are permanent. Therefore, patients with this prob-

Can relationships make you sick? By Gwen Randall-Young PSYCHOLOGY FOR LIVING

A warm, loving, nurturing relationship is a healthy thing. In such a relationship there is laughter, connection, intimacy, communication and fun. These qualities can reduce stress, reduce anxiety and depression, improve quality of life and cause the body to produce endorphins: hormones that make us feel good and even reduce pain. If a good relationship can contribute to our health, what happens if the relationship is not good? Of course there are variations depending on how negative the relationship is and how

much involvement there is; whether it is a spouse or immediate family member, extended family, a boss or colleague or a neighbour. A negative relationship creates stress. It may also result in depression, anxiety, feelings of anger, sadness, or loneliness. Here, rather than good chemicals, the body produces stress hormones. In fact, studies have shown that after an angry or upsetting episode, the immune system is suppressed for six to eight hours! If another incident happens, or even re-living it as we tell someone about it, then the immune system is suppressed for a further six to eight hours. It is clear that if

our relationship with someone in our lives is conflicted, we could be in an almost constant state of immune system suppression. We may not experience effects of this right away, but over time we may be vulnerable to a variety of health issues. We need to think of stress, negativity, anger and conflict as things that

are toxic to our bodies. We would not breathe or ingest substances we knew to be toxic to our bodies. Similarly, we should also practice ecology in our emotional environment. If the situation or interactions cannot be changed to create a more positive emotional climate, it may be time to make a move.

lem should see their chiropractor regularly so the movement in their spinal joints can be maintained. Stretching exercises are also important to help maintain good movement in the spine. For an example, log onto our website merrittchiro. com and look for “free stretches and exercises.” Then click on “low back stretches” and print them off.

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When the Bible talks about the resurrection and second coming of Jesus, certain things had to happen first. The gospel story of the love and character of Jesus would have to be told to every nation, tribe and people. That means, no matter who you are or where you live, you are to hear the beautiful story of Jesus. This would give you a chance to choose. You have the choice to do whatever you want to do or to strive to be what Jesus wants you to be and have a peaceful, happy life.

Saskatoon on a nice piece of land that was leased from the government. Times were good in the 1920s, but the lease was going to run out, and the land would be sold. My parents made their living by Dad working out some, even though they had a bunch of cattle and milk cows. They shipped cream every week and always had a few head of cattle to sell. All went well.

To buy the land would mean a big debt. In order to make payments, Dad would have to go into big time The responsibility to do all this was farming. With a family of five children, given to the church. Jesus promised he was not prepared to do this. that He would be there with them. While this was in the works, the The prophet, Daniel, said at the time of the end that there would Saskatchewan government wanted be problems. Knowledge would be to open up the north part of the increased. What kind of knowledge? province. It was not prairie land, but bush land for settlers that wanted Let me tell you something that I to get a start without big payments. have seen and experienced since This appealed to Dad, so he and two I was a boy. My parents lived in others went to look the situation over. Saskatchewan, about 40 miles from More next week...

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to measure the amount of curvature. Later, further X-rays may be taken to compare the amount of curvature to the original X-ray. The true cause of scoliosis is still a mystery. To date, there is no truly curative surgical or non-surgical cure for the problem. In severe cases, drastic surgery may be required but this is rare and will eventually lead to secondary problems over time. Most of the scoliosis cases I see in my practice are in full-grown adults. The curves have been present since their childhoods and have stopped progressing since their late teens. These people rarely come into my office looking to “correct” their abnormal curves. They are coming

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Cents’ weekend: from the sublime to the surreal By Ian Webster THE HERALD

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How on earth do you begin to describe what took place on the weekend in the Merritt Centennials’ two crucial games against BCHL Interior Division rivals. From the brilliant to the bizarre, from the wonderful to the wacky — in all of 24 hours. Friday night was about as good as Junior A hockey can get. In front of 800 enthusiastic fans at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena, the Centennials and the visiting West Kelowna Warriors waged an epic battle for a tad more than 69 minutes before Sam Johnson’s thrilling double overtime tally proved to be the difference-maker in the Cents’ hard-fought 2-1 victory over their Okanagan opponents. One day later, at the Cominco Arena in Trail, the goals came early, often and from just about anywhere and everywhere in a chaotic Wild West shootout that saw a travel-weary and emotionally-spent Cents squad prevail over the struggling, short-staffed Smoke Eaters 9-6.

Merritt went into Friday’s showdown with West Kelowna having won just one game against the Warriors in 16 tries dating back to October 2012, and the Warriors on a 12-game undefeated streak dating back since Christmas. The Cents had lost all three previous meetings between the two teams this season. “We hadn’t talked a lot about those guys repeatedly beating us over the last two years,” said Cents assistant coach Joe Martin, “but I know it’s been in our heads. We’ve looked at past game films, and we haven’t quite been able to put a finger on the reasons why we were losing to them. We just kept believing in the way we play the game, and on Friday the chips seemed to finally fall our way.” Friday’s game had everything a hockey fan could hope for: fearless end-to-end rushes, great scoring chances, brilliant goaltending and enough tenacity and truculence to make even Brian Burke happy. “We held the momentum for a good part of the game,”

BCHL STANDINGS to Feb. 04 INTERIOR DIVISION Team

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SAM I AM! The Merritt Centennials’ Sam Johnson (15) was the overtime hero on Friday, scoring the winning goal as the Cents defeated the West Kelowna Warriors 2-1 in double overtime. The two teams meet again this Friday. Ian Webster/Herald

said Martin. “[West Kelowna] played only three lines most of the time. Our bench had to stay sharp because they were constantly trying to match up. As a team, we did a very good job of managing our ice, and not giving them a ton of offensive opportunities.” Scotty Patterson’s goal at 3:54 of the first period gave the Cents an early lead, which held up until midway through the third when Warriors’ defenceman Taki Patziris finally beat Merritt netminder Devin Kero with a seeing-eye shot from the point. Despite several good chances, neither team could score in the final 10 minutes of regulation play, nor in the first nine minutes of suddendeath overtime.

With just 51 seconds left on the game clock, and the two sides playing three-on-three hockey, Johnson took a beautiful cross-ice pass from Adam Tracey and blasted it by West Kelowna goaltender Andy Desautels for the winner. “Sam has been just great for us,” said Martin. “He’s had a few big goals this year, but none bigger than that one.” Kero and Desautels earned first and secondstar honours respectively for their scintillating performances between the pipes. Kero stopped 41 of 42 Warriors’ shots, while his counterpart turned aside 37 of 39 pucks fired at him by Centennials marksmen. Only eight minutes in penalties were called

by the refereeing tandem of Brent Hazel and Brandon Liefke who preferred to let the two teams play. Surprisingly, Merritt did not receive one powerplay opportunity all night despite having the lion’s share of possession time. In stark contrast to Friday’s work of art, the Cents’ road win over the Trail Smoke Eaters on Saturday was a bit

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of a dog’s breakfast, and about as ugly as the frozen game can get. Entertaining as heck if you like seeing goals, but agonizing from almost any other perspective. Trail, fresh off a 5-0 loss to Vernon the night before, jumped out to a 2-0 lead before the game was 10 minutes old. James Neil, with his first goal since returning from injury, and

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Jeff Wight replied for Merritt to tie the contest after 20 minutes. Just when it looked like the Centennials had shaken off their bus legs, the Smoke Eaters tallied again,12 seconds into the second period, to regain the lead once more. “When we tied it up late in the first period, we figured the players had finally come around,” said Martin. “Then [Trail] scored to start the second. Obviously, we weren’t there yet.” Zach Hartley and Patterson quickly replied for the Centennials, and Merritt had its first lead of the game, 4-3. The Smokies answered with two of their own, and Gavin Gould got one for the Cents. The second period ended at 5-5. The Cents found their composure in the third period and managed to bury the Smoke Eaters once and for all. Sebastien Pare, with two, Wight and Tracey all scored goals in the final frame, while Trail was able to tally but once. “I think the guys finally said enough is enough. We came here to get two points,” said Martin. “Some leaders really stepped up for us [in the third period]. I’m glad we hung on for the victory. It would have been a pretty bad bus ride home if we’d lost.”

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Cents and Warriors, Part II this Friday From Page 21 The game in Trail was feisty, with 60 minutes in penalties handed out by a busy Grant Tyson. The Cents went two-for-four on the powerplay while the Smoke Eaters were successful on one of their five man-advantage opportunities. Asked how his team could play two such vastly different games in a span of one day, Martin said, “Some of our guys were just mentally exhausted [on Saturday]. The win over West Kelowna was very emotional, and I think that it took a lot out of us.” It would seem the same could be said for the Warriors, who fell 6-1 to Vernon on Saturday — their second loss in as many nights. The two Merritt victories on the week-

end allowed the Cents to keep pace with the Salmon Arm Silverbacks and the Vipers in the battle for the final two playoff spots in the Interior division. The ’Backs were two-time winners over the division-leading Penticton Vees on Friday and Saturday, while the Vipers were busy knocking off the Smokies and Warriors. The Cents and Warriors tangle again this Friday on a night when all elementary students in School District 58 get in free. Saturday, the Centennials host the Alberni Valley Bulldogs in the first of two meetings in a span of eight days. OVERTIME Last Saturday’s game between the Cents and Smokies marked the first appearance of Merritt’s new netminder, Jarrod

Schamerhorn. The 18-year-old Kelowna native, who was acquired from the Lethbridge Hurricanes of the WHL just before the Jan. 10 trade deadline, relieved starter Devin Kero midway through the second period. The six-foot two-inch, 185-pound Schamerhorn stopped 15 of 17 shots in a solid outing for his new team. The weekend saw two Centennials on the sidelines with injuries. Daniel Nachbaur remains day-to-day following an upper body ailment sustained on Jan. 28 in an earlier game against Trail. Rhett Willcox is out indefinitely — the result of a lower body hit in the game against West Kelowna. Getting close to returning for the Cents is Devin Oakes, who has been out of action for well over two months because of a broken jaw.

HANDBALL UNDERWAY Local Grade 4 and 5 students are busy playing European handball on Wednesdays and Thursdays. (Above, left to right) Collettville’s Beckett Finch battles for the ball with Max Graham from Bench, with Collettville’s Sajjin Lali in the background. A district handball tournament is scheduled for later this month. Ian Webster/Herald

Two more Merritt Centennials commit to U.S. colleges for next season. Complete details in the Tuesday, February 11 edition of the Merritt Herald.

Two out of three Merritt rep teams make it to the second round of the OMAHA playoffs Both the Ramada Inn peewees and the Murray GM bantams have made it to the second round of the Okanagan-Mainline rep playoffs, while the Tracker Sportswear midgets are out.

Peewee Reps After losing game one of their best-ofthree first-round series with Kamloops 4-3 on Thursday, the Ramada Inn peewee reps roared back to take games two and three by scores of 8-3 and 11-4 respectively. “We played okay on Thursday, but we just didn’t hit the net,” said peewee head coach Dave Zakall. “On Saturday and Sunday, we got pucks on the net.” Talon Zakall, Gillian Moore and Justin Tighe scored for the Ramada Inn team on Friday. In Kamloops on Saturday, it was Armoni McRae with the hat trick, while Zakall, Tighe, Connor Ouellet, Spencer Vaughan, and Liam Kelly all scored once.

Vaughan paced the Merritt attack on Sunday with four goals. McRae had another hat trick, Moore scored twice and both Kelly and Garrett McDonald had singles. Tristan Bjarnason and Colton Macaulay shared the netminding duties. Fourth-seeded Merritt moves on to play number-one South Okanagan in round two of the playoffs. Their only home game will be on Sunday at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena starting at 12:45 p.m.

Bantam Reps The Murray GM bantams knocked Penticton out of the OMAHA playoff picture, winning their bestof-three series, 2-0. Friday, Baley Tomkinson scored twice to lead the Merritt side to a 5-2 victory over the Jr. Vees. Noah Racine, Sunil Sahota and Keyton Laupitz added one goal each. On Saturday in Kamloops, it was Eric Lalonde with the two-

goal effort. Singles came from Sahota, Laupitz and Anthony Tulliani. ‘Steady’ (Mack Stead) picked up both Merritt wins in net. The Murray GM reps (4) take on numberone-ranked Kelowna in round two of the playoffs. They host the Jr. Rockets in game two on Monday (Family Day) at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena. Game time is 1:30 p.m.

Midget Reps The Tracker Sportswear midget reps fell in straight games to their arch-rivals, the Winfield Bruins, in round one of the playoffs on the weekend. Friday, a four-goal Bruin outburst late in the first period sealed Merritt’s fate in a 7-3 loss on home ice. Scoring for the Jr. Cents were Tyler Edward, Nolan Prowal and Marcelo Bose. Game two in Winfield on Saturday went right down to the wire. Bose scored with

G-O-A-L! Justin Tighe (9) of the Merritt Ramada Inn peewees scores one of his two weekend goals against Kamloops in the bestof-three playoff series between the two teams. Merritt defeated Kamloops two games to one. Ian Webster/Herald

four minutes left in the third period to tie the contest at 1-1, but the Bruins notched the game winner less than a minute later to end Merritt’s season. Sam

Suzuki was once again outstanding in net. The midget team would like to thank their coaches, Tyler Robinson and Zach Wright, for a great year.

Other Home Games Superleague playoffs begin this weekend with the McDonald’s bantam girls hosting Kamloops

at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Shulus, and the midget house #2 team entertaining Logan Lake at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday in Shulus.

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NVCAC CONCERT COMMITTEE 8th Annual Community Arts Show. â&#x20AC;?Things That Make You Smileâ&#x20AC;?. Show begins Feb. 6 and runs through Feb. 28. Reception on Feb. 7 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Deadline for submitted work will be noon Wed. Feb. 5. For more info contact Meriel at 250-378-6515 or email artgaller ynv@gmail.com or n i c o l ava l l e ya r t s c o u n c i l @ gmail.com. Gallery hours are Thurs. 4 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Fri. 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Sat. 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The gallery is located in the Old Courthouse Arts Centre at 1840 Nicola Ave.

DESSERT CONCERT SERIES PRESENTS Paws and Tales Ensemble Sunday Feb. 16 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at St. Albans Hall (501 Brink Street in Ashcroft). This concert features a group of Kamloops based classical musicians Carlene Wieve, Catharine Dochstader, Sally Arai and Dimiter Terziev. Tickets at The Ashcroft Bakery, Ashcroft Natures Gifts or The Cariboo Jade Shoppe.

PRINCETON ARTS COUNCIL PRESENTS Outerbridge Pure Illusions. Riverside Community Theatre. Sun. Feb. 23 7:30 p.m.

MERRITT OLD TIME FIDDLERS Will be jamming downstairs at the Legion on Friday, February 14. Baron of beef at 5:00 p.m. and music at 7:00 p.m. Bring your partner and enjoy good food and good music.

THE NICOLA VALLEY WOMENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S INSTITUTE is holding its Spring Tea and Raffle, Saturday Feb. 15 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Seniors Centre. Tea, coffee and sweets will be served.

SAYSO PRESENTS BLUEGRASS LOVE IN Culture Club Friday Feb. 15. Thinking about taking your sweetie out for a night on the town? Then join SaySo for the pre-show Indian dinner option (tickets limited), or just come for the music. For

DESSERT CONCERT SERIES PRESENTS Paws and Tales Ensemble. Sun. Feb. 16 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Albans Hall (501 Brink St. in Ashcroft). This concert features a group of Kamloops based classical musicians Carlene Wiebe,

Catharine Dochstader, Sally Arai and Dimiter Terziev. Purchase advance tickets at any of the following local businesses: The Ashcroft Bakery - 303 3rd St., Natures Gifts, 413 Railway Ave., The Cariboo Jade Shoppe, 1093 Todd Road, Cache Creek.

NICOLA VALLEY FILM SOCIETY PRESENTS ...â&#x20AC;?Kon Tikiâ&#x20AC;? Rated G on Monday, Feb. 17th at 7:30 p.m. at the NVIT Lecture Theatre. Parking is free and there is no food or drink allowed in the theatre. For more information phone 378-3974.

NICOLA VALLEY FISH & GAME CLUB Annual trophy & awards night pot luch supper to be held Saturday Mar. 8 at the Seniors Centre. Big fish and photo entries. Deadline Feb. 22. Entries can be left at Ponderosa or Nicola Valley Outdoors. For info call Paul Komonoski 250-378-4904

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED The Navy League is in need of officerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and volunteers to help out with our growing Cadet Corps. Our children are age 9 to 13 and we meet every Wednesday night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. If you have past experience or are inter-

ested in becoming a part of our Corps please contact us. Ellen 250-280-6944, Debra 250-280-4086 or email at nlccventure@gmail.com

KNITWITS Love to knit or crochet? Or are you a novice interested in learning more about knitting or crocheting in a friendly and welcoming setting? Come on down to Brambles Bakery Thursday evenings. Bring your yarn and needles and join in the fun.

COURTHOUSE ART GALLERY The Valley Visual Arts (VVA) will be holding a weekly Creative Art Session, in the Orange Room at the Art Gallery, every Thursday between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Everyone welcome to stop in and see their work. Jan 9-31st Brain Drain by Eric Drain and Justine Brown. This is a contemporary show with artist and writer Eric Drain also featuring in-cameo Local student artist Justine Brown. Galler y is open Thursday 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday & Saturday noon - 6 p.m. Admission is free.

NEWBARK RESCUE Newbark Rescue & Rehoming Merritt Branch, are always looking for foster families.

If you would like to help by fostering a fur-kid, until they find a fur-ever home, please contact Margie at newbark_ rescue@hotmail.com.

We are starting a new club in town for flying model aircraft. We fly at various locations around town. New members welcome. For more info, call Jack 250-378-4371.

TRINITY UNITED CHURCH 1899 Quilchena Ave. Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Sundays for children ages 4 to 8 years. Children learn of Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s love through stories, music, crafts and fun. More information: Gail 250-378-9706

6515 www.nvartscouncil.com N.V. Dirt Riders Association Last Wednesday 7 p.m. Garden Sushi Scott: 250-378-3502 N.V. Fall Fair Third Monday 7 p.m. 2145 Quilchena Ave. 250-378-5925 N.V. Fish & Game (except July and Aug.) Third Wednesday 7 p.m. 2236 Jackson Ave. 250-378-4572 or 250-378-4904 N.V. Heritage Society Last Wednesday - Baillie House 250-378-0349 N.V. Quilters Guild First & Third Thursdays Civic Centre 7 p.m. 250-378-4172 N.V. Search & Rescue Second Monday 7 p.m. at the airport - 250378-6769 N.V. Thrift Store First Tuesday NVGH basement 250-378-9100 N.V. Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Institute Second Wednesday - 1:30 p.m. For locations, 250-378-2536 One Way Krew Youth Group Tuesdays 7 - 8:30 p.m. Crossroads Community Church 250-378-2911 PathďŹ nders Mondays 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Central School - 250-936-8298 Patricia Rebekah Lodge Second & Fourth Mondays at 7 p.m. Lawn Bowling Club Rocky Mnt. Rangers Cadets Tuesdays 6 p.m. 250-378-1302 or 250572-3775 Royal Canadian Legion #96 Executive Mtg. Second Thursday 6 p.m. - Regular Mtg. Fourth Thursday 7 p.m.

Weekly schedule is as follows: Monday: Crib & Whist 7 p.m. Tuesday: Bingo 1 p.m., Duplicate Bridge 7 p.m. Wednesday: Carpet Bowling 1:30 p.m., Court Whist 7 p.m. Thursday: Floor Curling 1 p.m. (third week - shut-in lucheon) Friday: Rummoli & Games 7 p.m. All seniors welcome.

1940 Quilchena - 250-378-5631 Royal Purple First & Third Mondays 1:00 p.m. - Downstairs @ Elks Hall 250-378-6788 Rotary Club of Merritt Every Thursday - Noon Brambles Bakery Cafe. 250-378-5535 Sagebrush Spinners and Weavers Guild Tamarack Gardens every other Thursday at 11:00 AM Bev at 250-378-2787. Rotary Club of Merritt - Sunrise Every Tuesday - 7 a.m. Brambles Bakery Seniorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Mixed Curling Mondays & Tuesdays 1 - 3 p.m. 250-378-5539 Soup Bowl Tuesdays 11:30 - 1:00 p.m. Anglican Church Hall Sparks Mondays 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Central School - 250-315-7410 Teen Centre / Fireside Thursday & Friday 3:30-7:30 p.m. 250-378-5660 24U First & Third Tuesdays 2 p.m. at the Hospice Society - Sue 250-378-2717 or Bonnie 250-315-0179 Valley Scrapbooking 250-936-8298 Valley Visual Artists General club information Fran McMurchy 250-378-4230 Vintage Car Club - Merritt Second Wednesday - 7:30 p.m. Ska-Lu-La Workshop Al - 250-378-7402 Ted - 250-378-4195

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Brownies Mondays 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Central School - 250-315-7410 Canadian Diabetes Association Once a month, 7 - 9 p.m. Trinity United Church Hall. Call Eva 250-378-2897 or Gerry at 250-378-3716 CMHA - Merritt Clubhouse Fireside Center - 2026 Granite Ave. Wed/Fri 9 am - 2:30 pm Shirley 250-378-5660 Central School Pac First Tuesday 7 p.m. Lunchroom - 250-378-4892 Community Choir Mondays 7 p.m. - Fall to Spring Collettville Elementary - 250-378-9899 Court Whist - Fun Game Wednesdays 7 p.m. at the Seniors Centre 250-378-2776 Drop-In Soccer Tuesdays & Thursdays: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Girls & Boys 16+ welcome 250-378-2530 Drop-In Volleyball Mondays 7 - 9 p.m. CMS. 250-378-6212. Girl Guides Wednesdays 5:30 -7:00 p.m. Central School - 250-936-8298 Ladiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Curling League Wednesdays 6 & 8 p.m. Call 250-378- 8175 or 250-378-4917 Living With Loss Support Group Wednesdays 7 to 8:45 p.m. 2025 Granite Ave. 250-280-4040 Merritt Curling Club For League Information 250-378-4423 Merritt Dance Society Linda Sanford: 250-378-6109 Merritt Duplicate Bridge Club Tuesdays 7 p.m. Seniorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Centre

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HELP US REACH OUR GOAL Would you like to see a movie theatre in Merritt, then the Merritt Community Cinema Soceity can use your help!

Thank you Merritt for helping us purchse the land!

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Employment Help Wanted A.R.T ENTERPRISES Ltd o/a Subway at A-2190 Vought St, Merritt, BC, V1K-1B8 is hiring five F/T Permanent Kitchen Helpers. $10.29-$11.50/hour. High School graduate. Duties: Wash & Peel vegetables & fruit. Receive, unpack & store supplies. Remove garbage. Drop-off or email resume: worksubwaymerritt@aol.com

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Anna-Maria Kopf Aug. 10, 1937 - Jan. 31, 2014

Anna-Maria Kopf of Merritt, BC aged 76 passed away peacefully and suddenly on Jan. 31, 2014. She will be sadly missed by her loving husband Karl Kopf as well as her daughter Peggy Copeland of Merritt, BC, daughter Debbie (Lloyd) Beeching of Canevale, Sk, son Allen Wiegand of Merritt, BC, daughter Anna Wiegand (Shawn) of Merritt, BC, stepson George (LouLou) Kopf of Langley, BC, stepdaughter Angela (Lucien) Carignan of Flower Mound, Texas. Her grandchildren: Connie, Kerrie, Jenny, Sadie, Johann, Jason, Brett, Lori-anne, Christine, Kevin, Matthew, Courtney, Lindsey. Her great grandchildren: Sunnee, Tyson, Allison, Dillon, Spencer, Alex, Logan, Tyler, Trevor with another great grandchild on the way. She will also be sadly missed by her friends of Merritt and surrounding area. All her coffee friends who spent many hours with an open ear and heart. Her other passion was going to bingo, visiting with more friends as well but really hoping to bring home that big one. Other days she was home on her favorite chair crocheting many doillies and blankets for family and friends. But when it warmed up she enjoyed tending to her Áowers and yard. Anna-Maria Kopf (Schausten) was born on August 10, 1937 in Koblenz Germany. She came to Canada in 1959 to Ontario before moving to beautiful British Columbia. Her sudden passing will be hard on many family and friends who loved her dearly even missing her favorite saying of “WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT IT? GO FOR IT!” A grave side service to be held at Merritt Pineridge Cemetery on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 at 1 pm.

SEASONAL FULL-TIME FARM LABOURER to start work on April 15, 2014.

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RELIEF BUS DRIVER Applications are invited for the position of Relief Bus Driver with School District No. 58 (Nicola-Similkameen) in Merritt, BC. Successful applicants will be required to have a Class 2 with air or higher license and provide a Driver’s Abstract. The district has a high percentage of First Nations and other multicultural students and so being sensitive to cultural diversities would be an asset. Application forms are available at the School Board office, 1550 Chapman Street, or on-line at www.sd58.bc.ca, click on Jobs/Support Positions/Job Postings listed under Job Code # 122390 and follow the prompts provided. Applications, including a detailed resume with a minimum of three references will be accepted until February 14, 2014, and should be forward to: Attn: Secretary Treasurer School District No. 58 (Nicola-Similkameen) P.O. Box 4100, 1550 Chapman St. Merritt, BC V1K 1B8 Fax: (250) 378-6263 For further information, contact Mr. Jim Garfield at 315-1113. Only those applicants being interviewed will be contacted.

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William Stanley (Stan) Clark, 89

On Jan. 31/2014 Stan passed away surrounded by loved ones. He was born in Kerrobert, SK, his family moved to Ontario when he was young. There he met his wife of 57 years, Laura Mitchell (1925 - 2001), their love resulted in six children. Garry Clark (1946-1992), Geri McKenna (Gary), Bill Clark (Jeannie), Jo Atkinson (Scott), Stanley Clark (Ang), Fay Clark. Stan worked in mining, starting in the Gold mine on McKenzie Island moving to Elliot Lake, Sudbury and northern Quebec. In 1966 he moved his family west to Merritt, BC where he worked at Craigmont Mine then transferred to Gibraltar in Williams Lake, retiring at the age of 62. Stan and Laura were snowbirds, living in Meza, AZ part of each year. After Laura’s passing, Stan continued going south where he met his second wife, Josie Spalinger, they were together 8 years till her passing. Stan’s passions were camping, snowmobiling and travel. He loved family gatherings the most. He was a member of the Lion’s Club, started the Coquihalla Good Sam’s RV Club and loved tinkering in his shop. While camping he met his companion of this past year, Rose Moldowan. Our Dad was a kind man with a gleam in his eye, a witty comment and a grin. He would often say “I am a Lucky Guy”. He will be greatly missed by his 5 children, 11 Grandchildren, 19 Great Grandchildren, 1 Great Great Grandchild and all his family and many friends. Service to be held at the Trinity United Church, Quilchena Ave. Merritt, BC on Feb. 08 at 2pm. In lieu of Áowers the family request donations be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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Social Development Coordinator Coldwater Indian Band has an opening for an individual to head up its Social Development Department fulltime @ 70 hours bi-weekly. The successful candidate would provide overall direction for the management of Coldwater Band social programs. The candidate should also have education in a related Àeld such as a BSW, or equivalent experience and education. The candidate should have practical work experience, minimum three (3) years equivalent experience. A detailed job description is available by contacting Coldwater Band ofÀce. Resumes and covering letters and personal references may be sent by e-mail to: lantoine@coldwaterband.org. We also ask that the applicants state salary expectations in the cover letter, , however salary shall be subject to available funding Or mailed to:

Personnel Committee Coldwater Indian Band Box 4600 Merritt BC, V1K 1B8

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Coldwater Indian Band OfÀce 2249 Quilchena Avenue, Merritt BC.

Closing Date: February 19, 2014 at 4:00 pm, We thank all applicants and advise that only those shortlisted will be contacted for an interview. Remuneration will be based on qualiÀcations and experience.

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Gerald Clark - Unit #510 Amount owing $243.80

John Spahan - Unit #425 Amount owing $586.28 These personal and household effects will be sold by either public or private auction on or after March 6, 2014 Secure All Mini Storage 1295 Midday Valley Rd. 250-378-9011

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Merritt Herald - February 6, 2014