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All over the province (and perhaps the rest of the nation), communities are watching the municipalities in Metro Vancouver struggle to deal with the seemingly never-ending onslaught of snow, as salt shortages and lack of available snowplows plague B.C.’s coast. But while Merritt is a little better equipped to deal with heavy snowfall, workers at the city’s public works department have had their hands full keeping the city moving with a heavier-than-normal amount of snow falling on the Nicola Valley so far this winter. Finnigan emphasized that the public is responsible for clearing the sidewalks in front of their home, and their own driveways — but need to be conscious about where they put that snow. “People need to put the snow from their yard and their driveway in their yard. The little bit of snow from the sidewalks can go out along the edge of the sidewalk…. But everybody likes to push all of it out to the road.” Despite the busy schedule, Finnigan said his team has still found some time to offer some advice on winter road management to municipalities on the coast who’ve come calling to Merritt during the days of heavy snowfall. “I’ve been contacted by three municipalities on the coast already,” said Finnigan. “And I anticipate I will be contacted more. They are looking for sand, salt and I had one inquiry on how we use the beet juice.” Supply is low and demand is high for salt in Metro Vancouver, where footage of a salt pile being devoured by area-homeowners in a matter of minutes went viral last week. Beet juice refers to an anti-icing concoction comprised of saline and sugar-beet juice, which is sprayed on roads to prevent ice from bonding with the road’s surface. But, as Finnigan explained, there isn’t much opportunity for Merritt to make a quick buck selling suppplies to our neighbours on the south coast, as the city doesn’t stockpile salt or sand itself. “We purchase everything from VSA as we need it. We don’t have to stockpile any salt, any beet juice or any sand,” explained Finnigan.

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Dr. Robert Holmes sent these two pictures to the Herald, which he says shows the difference between public and private snow clearing efforts on Jan. 5. Photos contributed

While city workers battle to keep the streets clear of the white stuff, maintenance crews at the Nicola Valley Health Centre have been waging a battle of their own to keep the emergency bay and parking lot clear, for patients and staff alike. Dwaine Algate, plant services manager with Interior Health, explained that keeping area clear of snow presents a bit of a logistical conundrum, as ambulances are coming and going at unpredictable times — and staff are at the hospital (and therefore parked in the parking lot) 24 hours a day. “Guys start at 6, and are on-call throughout the night if it snows,” he explained. But one longtime Merritt resident who has spent a considerable amount of time at the Nicola Valley Hospital disagreed with Algate’s assessment of how well maintained the hospital is. Dr. Robert Holmes, who worked as a surgeon at the hospital from 1975 to 2000, described the entrance to the hospital as “icy, uneven and dangerous,” in a message to the Herald on Jan. 6. But Algate said the pictures lack context. “It’s also a matter of timing. Did my guys work there two hours earlier, and when he took the Save-On picture, were they done ten minutes before?” he asked. “With the emergency, we can’t always get in there because with two ambulances parked there, we can’t get to it. If we’re doing a whole parking lot, we can’t do that part because we don’t have access. We have guys working on it all the time, it’s just a matter of circumstances.” Algate added that he had yet to receive a complaint this season regarding the state of the entrance to the hospital.

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among others — he maintained an indelible connection to his home town. Pozzobon hosted a bull riding clinic at Merritt, the Nicola Valley, and the rodeo community his parents’ ranch just outside of Merritt, the world round continues to mourn this week, after Ty passing on his love of the sport to a new Pozzobon, Canada’s best bull-rider who had a bright future generation of riders in the Nicola Valley. ahead of him, was found deceased Monday morning at his Along with his father Luke, he created home in Merritt. Pozzobon Bucking Bulls, a family owned Local RCMP and the BC Coroners Service confirmed and operated herd started in 2010. Tuesday that Pozzobon was found unresponsive at his home From 2013 to 2015, the Pozzobon family 25 kilometres west of Merritt on Monday. Police are not hosted the Ty Pozzobon Invitational bulltreating the death as suspicious. riding event in Merritt. It attracted some of Pozzobon was 25 years old. the world’s top cowboys. A veritable phenom in the sport of bull riding, Pozzobon Following his performance at the World seemed to be reaching the apex of an already-illustrious Finals last year, Merritt’s city council was career on the rodeo circuit in late 2016. A three-time mulling over a plan to add “home of Ty qualifier at the Canadian Finals Rodeo, he earned the Pozzobon” to the various “Welcome to title of Canada’s top bull-rider in 2016, after winning the Merritt” signs posted around town. Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Canada crown. “Ty was an absolutely wonderful young Pozzobon followed up that performance with a fourthman. I’ve known Ty personally for a very place finish at the 2016 PBR World Finals in Las Vegas in long time. I had my chunk of dirt right across the river from November — having been narrowly defeated for the world his grandparents’ and where his mom and dad [lived],” said title on the final day of competition. Merritt mayor Neil Menard. Born on November 9, 1991, Ty Pozzobon hit the ground “Ty put Merritt on the map in a bigger way than it running. He was an enthusiastic and outstanding particialready was. I think it helped us to enhance the western cowpant in every activity imaginable. A gifted goaltender in rep boy atmosphere of this city. hockey during his high school years, Pozzobon gave up the “We want the family to know that our city, our council frozen game in order to pursue his are very, very grieved by the loss first love — rodeo, and specifically of Ty.” bull riding. A graduate of Merritt Reaction from the rodeo comSecondary School, Pozzobon won munity to the news of Pozzobon’s a national high school rodeo title tragic death has been swift and ‘I love the sport. I think in 2009, and was the Canadian extensive. A statement on the Pro Professional Rodeo Association Rodeo Canada website called about bull riding all day, (CPRA) Rookie of the Year in Pozzobon “a talent that comes every day.’ 2010. along very seldom in any sport. On an April 2015, ShawTV And while all of us mourn the — MERRITT’S broadcast, Pozzobon credited loss of one of our sport’s brightTY POZZOBON growing up watching his dad and est stars, we are painfully aware uncle ride bulls for his interest in that we have also lost one of the the sport. truly genuine people in this or any “I knew at a really young age I was going to be a bull sport. rider,” Pozzobon said. “I love the sport. I think about bull “The ever-ready Pozzy grin, the endless love and devoriding all day, every day.” tion to family and friends, his ability to pick up the spirits of While his successes brought him to various rodeos and those around him — those are special talents — as great, competitions across North America — Pozzobon was a and maybe even greater, than his superstar ability to ride the regular at the Cloverdale Rodeo and the Calgary Stampede, rankest bulls in the industry,” the release went on to state. Cole Wagner and Ian Webster THE MERRITT HERALD

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PBR will recognize and celebrate Ty’s life beginning this weekend at an event in Chicago. The funeral service for Ty will be held at the Merritt Civic Centre on Jan. 14, at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Rider Relief Fund, a non-profit foundation that provides financial assistance to people injured through bull riding. Speaking to the Calgary Sun, Luke Pozzobon said he’ll miss “everything” about his son. “He was good people. There wasn’t a mean bone in his body. Worried about everybody else, not himself.”

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With the changing weather, 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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Lights at Nicola and Voght to be replaced Michael Potestio THE MERRITT HERALD

A new traffic light, replacing the one that was knocked down by a truck last month at the Nicola Avenue intersection with Voght Street, is in the works. An electrical contractor for the Ministry of Transportation had crews on site Jan. 10 installing the new concrete base of the pole, which was damaged in the collision, said Ministry of Transportation spokesperson Danielle Pope. Crews were scheduled to return Jan. 11 to install the signal pole and hook up the associated electrical works, she said. On Dec. 19 at about 9:00 p.m., a semitruck, which was accompanied by a pilot car, sent the original traffic light to the ground when turning right from Voght Street on to Nicola Avenue. The pole was dragged about 100 feet down Nicola Avenue by the semi-truck. The driver has since been charged with leaving the scene of an accident, failing to obey traffic signs and driving on the sidewalk, which resulted in fines. After the pole was knocked out of commission, the intersection was reverted to a four-way stop and a temporary pole-mounted stop light was installed to bring the intersection back to a phased signal.

Truck crashed but not compromised Cole Wagner THE MERRITT HERALD

The Okanagan Connector was reopened Jan. 9 after emergency crews were forced to shut the highway down the night before, when a semi carrying hazardous materials left the roadway and crashed into the centre median. At approximately 7:46 p.m. on Jan. 8, RCMP Central Okanagan Traffic Services (COTS) responded to the scene of the accident, where they discovered the semi-truck in the centre median, with the driver unharmed inside the cab, stated a press release from the Kelowna RCMP. After determining that the truck was carrying hazardous goods, the highway was shut down as a precaution until the environmental response team was able to inspect the vehicle’s load, stated Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey with the Kelowna RCMP in the release. When it was concluded that the load had not been compromised, the highway was reopened at approximately 1:30 a.m. Crews were working at the scene of the accident near the Sunset Main Road exit on Jan. 9, recovering the semi-tractor trailer unit. RCMP and Transport Canada continue to investigate this accident. Those who may have witnessed this incident and have not yet spoken to police are asked to contact RCMP Central Okanagan Traffic Services at 250-980-5353.

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Closer look at carbon policy One of the challenges of being in government is that sometimes the core message a government DAN ALBAS is attempting View from the to promote HILL may become overshadowed or even buried by other unintended events — sometimes of the governments own making. Such was the case back in November when the Liberals announced plans to “speed up” the end of coal power in Canada by the year 2030. Unfortunately for the Liberals breaking news of the Prime Minister and his cabinet’s cash for access fundraising events quickly buried the coal announcement and as a result it received little public scrutiny. I believe many Canadians support the idea of reducing the use of coal power in Canada and on the surface would embrace the Liberal government announcement to accelerate the end of coal power in Canada. As much as the federal Liberal government would like to be viewed as taking action against coal power, in reality many of Canada’s coal power producing provinces have already either eliminated the use of coal power, such as Ontario, or are well on the way to doing so as is the case in Alberta. Meanwhile provinces such as B.C., Quebec and Manitoba do not currently generate any significant amounts of coal power. So what provinces currently are Canada’s largest generators of coal power? The answer is Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia. Interestingly enough the Liberal government has quietly made side deals with both Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia that will allow these provinces to continue to generate and

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President Trump, WikiLeaks and Russia When a Fox News reporter asked Donald Trump about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange back in 2010, just after Assange had released a huge cache of GWYNNE DYER secret U.S. diploThe international matic cables, the STAGE reality TV star had no doubts: “I think it’s disgraceful, I think there should be like the death penalty or something.” Circumstances change, however, and smart people with big brains know when it’s time to switch sides. It was WikilLeaks, once again, that revealed the hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee that did such damage to Hillary Clinton’s campaign last summer. But Trump now readily accepts Assange’s word that he didn’t get those emails from the Russians. Trump has been having a problem with the main U.S. intelligence agencies, which unanimously insist that the Russians did indeed hack the DNC’s emails, and that they passed them to WikiLeaks (through an intermediary) in

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order to damage Clinton’s presidential election campaign. “Putin and the Russian government developed a clear preference for President-elect Trump,” as the joint intelligence report put it. So Trump was very happy to be able to reply (in a tweet, of course) that “Assange... said Russians did not give him the info!” After all, what motive could Assange have for lying about it? Well, there is the fact that Assange has been living in one room in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for the past four years, in order to avoid being extradited to the United States on espionage charges that could get him up to 45 years in prison. Donald Trump is the one person who could make all that trouble go away, once he becomes the president, so doing him a favour now might be a wise move on Assange’s part. Assange would not even have to lie outright, because the Russians would obviously never give him the emails directly. There would have to be one or more persons in between, because WikiLeaks is not in the business of taking leaks from governments. Assange might have strong suspicions about who originally hacked the DNC, but he did not necessarily go all out to confirm them. Moreover, as Trump points out, the

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Central Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are the same organisations that cooked up the evidence for Saddam Hussein’s “weapons of mass destruction” so that President George W. Bush could invade Iraq. Nevertheless, the U.S. intelligence agencies are probably right to blame their Russian counterparts for the hacks that caused the Clinton campaign such problems. President Vladimir Putin has been quite open about preferring Trump to Clinton, and the leaks definitely gave a boost to Trump’s election campaign in late July and August. On the other hand, that happened so long before the actual vote in November that it’s impossible to say if it had any effect on the outcome. The event that probably did give Trump his very narrow margin of victory (100,000 votes spread between three key swing states) was FBI director James Comey’s bizarre decision to declare that Hillary Clinton was facing another investigation only eleven days before the vote. It’s all might-have-beens, and the only reason it has become controversial is Trump’s extremely thin skin. He is questioning the

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VSA doesn’t claim responsibility Editor, We had an unfortunate incident with a VSA snowplow last spring and hope this letter will assist future motorists if their vehicle is damaged by a VSA plow. On March 11, we were parked westbound at the washrooms on the summit of the Coquihalla Highway. Before we exited our car, a VSA snowplow passed by in the westbound lane alongside the concrete barrier. Despite the concrete barrier between us and the main road we were hit heavily with a load of slush and ice. Luckily we weren’t exiting the car at that point as a chunk of ice may have maimed or killed the driver. After examining our car for damage and seeing nothing obvious we proceeded westbound on the highway. As we got up to speed our rear window started to disintegrate. Upon examination it was obvious the snowplow had shattered our back window. Within five kilometres, the snowplow was parked alongside the road assisting a motorist. We stopped and informed the VSA employee of the damage from his plow. The employee filled out a card with his particulars and the snowplow license. He also wrote “plow broke window!” I declined to wait for a supervisor as I didn’t feel we were parked in a safe spot. After paying the $300 to ICBC for the repairs, ICBC said they would submit the claim to their commercial branch to have the $300 refunded. Long story short, VSA did not claim responsibility and ICBC being a monopoly would not go to bat for us. Important lesson! If this happens to you, make sure the RCMP attends the scene and files a report. Otherwise VSA and ICBC will weasel out of their responsibilitys to the motorist. John Bavin Comox, B.C.

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Roads to carbon reduction From Page 6 use coal power beyond the 2030 deadline. In other words, the announcement to accelerate the end of coal power by 2030 was really more for show than substance. Fortunately both of these provinces are taking other measures that will help reduce the GHG emissions from their respective coal power sectors. Another somewhat overlooked government announcement was a new national agreement on carbon. What is interesting about this particular national agreement is that it is not truly national. Both Manitoba and Saskatchewan have refused to join this agreement and British Columbia has secured what could be interpreted as a future veto. Also of interest is the fact that the agreement is not a centralized national strategy and instead allows provinces to independently follow their own strategies. As an example in British Columbia a revenue neutral carbon tax is used while Ontario prefers a cap and trade system. Why is this fact of interest? As an example in Ontario under their cap and trade system already it has been quietly announced that some of Ontario’s largest polluters such as steel and smelter plants are being exempted from the regulations. Likewise here in British Columbia greenhouse growers have also been largely exempted from carbon tax while industries such as cement production also receive taxpayer provided relief to offset carbon tax expenses. Ironically one of Saskatchewan’s arguments against a carbon tax is that it is pointless to tax industries only to return that same money in the form of subsidies or other relief related exemptions. The point of my report today is not to debate the merits of a carbon tax or coal power production in Canada but rather to illustrate the government efforts to tackle these GHG emissions related industries may be more for appearance of taking action than actual substance. Considering that the United States is currently moving in a different direction under the incoming new administration it will be critically important to keep a close eye on both Canada’s competitiveness and the effectiveness of the Liberal government policy in this area. I welcome your comments, questions and concerns on this or any topic before the House of Commons and can be reached atDan.Albas@parl. gc.ca or toll free at 1-800-665-8711. Dan Albas is the Member of Parliament representing Central OkanaganSimilkameen-Nicola.

Co-operation with Russia necessary From Page 6 intelligence services’ conclusions about Russian interference because he believes (wrongly) that they undermine the validity of his election victory. But his strong sympathy for the Russian position, though driven by perceived personal interests, is a refreshing break from the usual Washington paranoia. He said it himself (in another tweet): “Having a good relationship with Russia is a good thing, not a bad thing. Only stupid people or fools would think that it is bad. We have enough problems around the world without yet another one.” This is a perfectly reasonable statement. Trump’s

views on China give cause for alarm, but his desire for a reconciliation with Russia makes more sense than the reflex hostility that both Hillary Clinton and the U.S. intelligence services bring to the relationship. Vladimir Putin is a player, and sometimes he plays rough, but his recent meddling in the American election is far less than the massive U.S. interference in Russian elections in the 1990s. In seeking a rapprochement with Moscow, Trump should not make the mistake of accepting Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea. Changing borders by force (even if most of the local population approves of it) has been banned by international law for more than half a century, and we should

not start making exceptions to that rule now. But while the United States never accepted the old Soviet Union’s illegal annexation of the Baltic states in 1940, it did not let that stand in the way of improving the U.S.-Soviet relationship as the Cold War drew to an end. There is much that the United States and Russia could usefully co-operate on now, starting with putting an end to the war in Syria. On this issue, at least, Trump is right and Obama, Clinton and the spooks are wrong. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalst whose articles are published in 45 countries.

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Boys eligible for HPV vaccine The B.C. government will extend coverage of the HPV vaccine to boys, starting in 2017. According to a 2016 report from the Canadian Cancer Society, HPV causes almost all types of cervical cancer, 80 to 90 per cent of all anal cancers, and 40 to 50 per cent of all penile cancers. Men are two to four times more likely to be diagnosed with an HPV oral cancer than women, stated a release from the Canadian Cancer Society. Herald file photo

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Staff at the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) are celebrating what they call a win for public health, after the B.C. government announced it would extend coverage of the HPV vaccine to boys starting in 2017. The announcement from the government comes after the CCS launched an advocacy and awareness campaign in September last year, urging the provincial government to allow boys to have the same access to the HPV vaccine it offers to girls. “Many organizations — such as the BC Pediatric Society, youth groups and YouthCO — have been vocal advocates for calling for the expansion,” explained Jenny Byford, advocacy lead for the Canadian Cancer Society. “Certainly the public health community is happy to see this announcement.” Before the upcoming changes were announced, girls in Grade 6 were eligible to receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine — an opt-in shot that prevents many different types of cancer over a person’s lifetime. Though both genders can contract HPV, most boys were left out of the province’s vaccine program. Instead, the vaccine was only offered to boys deemed to be “at-risk” of contracting HPV — meaning the province covered the cost of the vaccination for boys between the ages of nine and 26 who may have had sex with men, who were questioning their sexual orientation, were “street involved,” or who were infected with HIV. Boys in the care of the Ministry of Children and Family Development or in youth custody services also had the vaccine covered. According to information on the

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A precedent-setting court battle between the Nicola Valley Fish and Game Club and the Douglas Lake Cattle Company over public access rights to two lakes surrounded by private land owned by the ranch began in Kamloops Monday (Jan. 9). Douglas Lake Cattle Company is Rick McGowan and the Nicola Valley Fish and Game Club are battling in B.C. Supreme Court for suing the fish and access to lakes surrounded by private land owned by a cattle company. Mike Potestio/Herald game club, and fishing, which supports to make them viable fishing club are disputthrough a counterwhat Cooke described fish habitat, and as a ing. claim, the club is seekas the eco-tourism side consequence of that These lakes have ing an order, which business of the cattle re-engineering and the been altered over the would declare access company. efforts to stock these years by the ranch for roads leading to Minnie Cooke said memlakes [with fish], these both irrigation and fish and Stoney lakes locatbers of the fishing club lake have effectively ed near Merritt as pub- habitat purposes, said want access to these become private fisherlic roads. Such an order Douglas Lake lawyer, lakes because they ies,” said Cooke. Evan Cooke. would also declare that contain trophy fish that The ranch owns “The ranch says that the fish and fishery only exist in the lakes a lodge along Stoney these lakes have been they access are public because of the ranch’s Lake that offers fly re-engineered in order as well. Stoney Lake Road, which is one of the FREE paths used to access the lakes, was gated and locked in the late 1970s, blocking access to these bodies of water that were commonly fished by local anglers. Inside a packed courtroom in Kamloops on Monday, a Supreme Court Justice heard opening statements from lawyers representing the fish and game club, the cattle company and the provincial government. Douglas Lake is seeking confirmation that there is no public access to the lakes via these access routes. While the company concedes that the lake beds within the original perimeter of the lakes are Crown-owned, it contends that portions $300.00 frozen meat package of the shoreline now under water — due to $200.00 gas card damming efforts that expanded the lakes — Must be present all day for the door prizes remain private property and may not be crossed over without permission. The ranch is also claiming ownership of the fish in the lakes, which it stocks with REGISTER YOUR FAMILY ASAP trout — a point both For more information call Journey’s Into the province and the Tomorrow Transition House 250-378-6170

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A proposed three storey, 30-unit supportive housing complex for ASK Wellness took the next step towards becoming a reality on Tuesday night. At its regular meeting, city council voted 5-1 in favour of approving the development permit, and a development variance permit for a number of parking space reductions. Coun. Diana Norgaard excused herself from voting under a perceived conflict of The 19,400 square foot, 30-unit bulding will be built at 2770 Quilchena Avenue, geared interest, as she is a member of towards those at-risk of becoming homeless. Photo courtesy of ASK Wellness the steering committee for the project. some conditions to meet before for access,” said Boven. Coun. Brown was the lone construction can begin, such as Although approvals from councillor who voted in opposicouncil were given, there are still a request from the Nicola Tribal tion to issuing the permits. She Association to conduct a field several boxes to check before said safety concerns regarding reconnaissance on the property shovels are in the ground. the narrowness of the proposed The next step will be to secure to identify any potential cultural facility’s driveway were voiced at features that may be impacted by a building permit, and ASK an Ask Wellness open house she the proposed development. Wellness executive director Bob attended last week. Hughes told the Herald he’s Hughes said construction of the “I understood that ASK building could potentially start as still waiting for a response from was willing to look at it with that organization about conductearly as March and be occupied our manager and see if there ing the reconnaissance. by the end of the year. was another way around that,” “We’re hopeful something will “I know with our open house Brown said. we had some really great support come this week [and] if not we’ll City of Merritt chief adminis- from the community and this be knocking on their door ourtrative officer Shawn Boven said selves …. because we don’t want [approval] is just one step closer all options were looked at, and anything to slow us down and to seeing concrete poured,” this point of access was the widhaving First Nations input and Hughes told reporters outside est one available. council chambers Tuesday night. support for this project is vital for “This is the optimum corridor us to proceed,” said Hughes. However, the project has

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

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

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

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#2770 

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

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

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

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

#2728

#2733

$499,500

$699,900

$2,818,000

Nicola Lake is located 10 kms from Merritt. Great lake for fishing, boating, swimming & camping.

#2664

$699,900

$349,900

$1,850,000

AT NICOLA LAKE

COMMERCIAL BUILDING

COMMERCIAL BUILDING

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

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

#2765

#2573

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

$425,000

$850,000

#2019

$595,000

10.9 ACRES

12.63 ACRES

9.88 ACRES

NICOLA LAKEVIEW HOME

INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY

20 ACRES

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

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

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

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

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

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

#2763

$239,900

#2047

#2782

$176,900

#2613

$650,000

#2724

$264,900

#2555

$2,000,000

1 ACRE

179 ACRES

TYNER LAKE

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

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

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

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

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

MERRITT A great place to live, work and play.

$199,000

#2735

$89,900

#2495

$1,241,000

#2675

264 ACRES

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$1,250,000

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

#2731

$850,000

#2759

$450,000

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

#2578

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

$199,000

LAKEVIEW ACREAGE

53 ACRES

SPIUS CREEK ESTATES

#2626

ON NICOLA LAKE

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

#2656

$99,000

COLDWATER HILLS

$159,000 LAKEFRONT LOT

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

#2575

Located off Petit Creek Road

$1,690,000

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

#2710

$1,200,000 LAKEVIEW LOT

15 ACRES

Prices starting at $199,000

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

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

#2720

$289,000

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

#2729

$199,000

Located on Veale Road Prices starting at $159,000 + GST Beautiful 10 +/- acre parcels with gorgeous views of the Coldwater River, just 10 minutes from Merritt. Power at lot line & many lots have preapproved building & septic sites. Some lots have wells. New perimeter fencing. Call for complete details. #1869

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Merritt up to $200,000 137991 76-2776 CLAPPERTON AVENUE 132252 35-254 HIGHWAY 8 137633 1876 COLDWATER AVENUE 130290 17-2760 VOGHT STREET 131450 #5-2760 VOGHT STREET 131538 104-2799 CLAPPERTON AVENUE NEW PRICE 132661 203-1701 MENZIES STREET NEW PRICE 133041 2326 CLAPPERTON AVENUE 138023 206-1701 MENZIES STREET 137421 1859 GRANITE AVENUE 131428 2501 JACKSON AVENUE 137616 2387 COUTLEE AVENUE 133972 1701 ORME STREET Merritt $200,000 to $300,000 138024 19-1749 MENZIES STREET 138094 18-1749 MENZIES STREET 137175 2575 COUTLEE AVENUE 134248 2113 BLACKWELL AVENUE 136578 2102 MAMETTE AVE 137594 2556 CORKLE STREET 136052 2614 COLDWATER AVENUE 134789 2571 COLDWATER AVENUE 132638 1599 COLDWATER AVENUE 137646 419 DODDING AVENUE 137154 2290 MERRITT AVE 137057 2387 REID AVENUE 137206 2398 MCGORAN PLACE 137655 20-1901 MAXWELL AVENUE 136535 1364 VOGHT STREET Merritt $300,000+ 137201 2141 TAYLOR PLACE 137271 1565 CHESTNUT AVENUE 137181 1540 BANN STREET 135092 1849 PINERIDGE DRIVE 137461 1761 SUNFLOWER AVE 135151 1502 RIVER STREET 136010 3793 PETIT CREEK ROAD Homes On Acreage 136008 453+461 WILD ROSE DRIVE 136347 2564 KINVIG STREET 137242 2433 PAIGE STREET 135991 1837 NICOLLS ROAD NEW PRICE 132182 DL3520 MILL CREEK ROAD 134647 2397 CARRINGTON STREET 137878 2397 TORGERSON ROAD 137675 6621 MONCK PARK ROAD

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Rednecks and Devils still have what it takes

Ian Webster THE MERRITT HERALD

Like a fine wine, they just seem to just get better with age. Merritt teams topped the field in both divisions of the annual Grand Pub & Grill Men’s Old-Timer Hockey Tournament, held on the weekend at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena. In the six-team 50-plus category, the host Rednecks narrowly defeated their league rivals, the NVIT Eagles, in the quest for gold. Both teams finished with 2-0-1 records, good for five points. As the two sides never played each other in the competition, the tie was broken by fewest goals against.

The Rednecks, with Jason Leech between the pipes, had just five goals allowed, while BJ Moore and the Eagles had six. Leech was a recent acquisition by the Rednecks, who saw their regular goaltender, Chris Johnson, go down for the season with an injury a few weeks back. On the road to the title, the Rednecks defeated both Kamloops Inland and the Chilliwack Steelheads 2-1, and tied the Radicals from Kamloops 3-3. Third place in the 60-plus division went to the Radicals, who finished with a 1-0-2 record. It was a busy weekend for the host Rednecks, who were

(Upper left) The Merritt Grand Pub & Grill Rednecks were winners of their own tournament, taking the 50-plus division with a 2-0-1 record. Members of the grizzled but athletically-gifted team are (back row, left to right) Don Collins, Joe Shuter, Dwayne Suzuki, Chris Schulte, Joe Henry, Guy Dugas, Tony Ho, (front row) Jack Price, Hubby Mann, Jason Leech and Bobby Simpson.

forced to also play a pair of games in the 60-plus division because a team from Ladysmith had to pull out at the last minute. The Rednecks kept their perfect weekend record intact, with two 5-4 wins over the Chilliwack Mighty Trucks and a team from 100 Mile. Overall winners of the 60-plus division were the Merritt Coldwater Hotel Devils, a veteran team that has been together for close on 40 years, and has competed on two occasions in the B.C. Winter Games. They went a perfect 3-0-0 on the weekend, with wins over the Mighty Trucks, 5-2, 100 Mile, 3-1, and Logan Lake, 9-3.

(Lower left) Led by captain Roddy Rodgers, the wily Merritt Coldwater Hotel Devils used mostly smoke-andmirrors (and the occasional hockey play) to defeat their unwitting out-of-town opponents in the 60-plus division of the Grand Pub & Grill tournament. Team members are (from left to right) Dale Park, Infamous Dixon, Kink Martin, Rick Mettler, Fred Riley, Gord Curnow, Roddy Rodgers, Bill Nash, (in front) Murray Scollon and BJ Moore. On the far right is tournament organizer Greg Johnson. Ian Webster/Herald

JUNIOR HOCKEY

Cents make a move at CJHL trade deadline

Ian Webster THE MERRITT HERALD

The Merritt Centennials added one new face to their lineup in the final hours prior

to the CJHL trade deadline of 8 p.m. on Tuesday. Seventeen-year-old defenceman Ethan King from Vernon has joined

BCHL STANDINGS to Jan. 10 INTERIOR DIVISION Team

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the club for the remainder of the 2016-17 BCHL season. A spot on the Cents’ roster became available when 20-year-old veteran Merritt defenceman Tyler Holz requested a release so that he could finish his junior hockey career with his homeown Osoyoos Coyotes of the KIJHL. For a complete story on the Cents’ trade deadline deal, go to the Merritt Herald online. In BCHL action this past week, the Centennials failed to gain any ground in the

league’s Interior division standings following a pair of 4-1 losses to the West Kelowna Warriors on Friday and Saturday. Merritt remains in fifth place, four points back of West Kelowna and just two points ahead of the last-place Salmon Arm Silverbacks. The script was remarkably similar in both weekend games, as the Cents paid dearly for mistakes at their own end of the ice, and couldn’t put pucks in the net at the other end. Only Zach Court

on Friday and Zach Risteau the following night were able to beat the Warriors’ diminutive netminder Cole Demers, while Merritt goalies Jake Berger and Cole Lancaster combined for seven goalsagainst — a couple of which were of the soft variety. The Warriors’ eighth marker was into an empty net. The Centennials outshot the Warriors 39-38 on Friday in West Kelowna, and 35-24 on Saturday. Merritt scored the weekend’s only powerplay goal on a com-

bined five opportunities for each team. “We played well at times,” said Cents head coach and GM Joe Martin. “The effort was there. We just need a bit more from everyone — from the goalies, the defence and the forwards.” The Cents have a busy weekend ahead with three games in three days (a little over 40 hours to be exact). Friday night, they host the Interior division-leading Penticton Vees at 7 p.m. Merritt has yet to beat Penticton

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this year; however, the Vees will be coming off back-to-back losses to Trail and Vernon. Saturday, the Cents travel to Vernon to take on the Vipers, who currently sit in second place in the Interior, 12 points back of the Vees. Finally, on Sunday afternoon, the Centennials entertain the Alberni Valley Bulldogs for the only time this season in a 2 p.m. matinee tilt. It will be the fourth game in six days for the Island division’s last-place ’Dogs.

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Grade 8 hoopsters win rare games at home Ian Webster THE MERRITT HERALD

It’s not often that Merritt Secondary School Grade 8 sports teams get to host any games against their league opponents. Such is the nature of the beast that Kamloops’ public schools do not allow their Grade 8 teams to travel out-of-town, and games against Kamloops’ schools make up the bulk of the MSS schedule. Fortunately, there are a few institutions that are prepared to hit the highway and come to the Nicola Valley. Two of them paid a visit last Thursday, and the local Grade 8 basketball teams got to play in front of family and friends. Even better, the hometown teams won! The girls’ squad, coached by MSS teacher Dave Andersen, got 12 points from Bianca Cavaliere in a 34-24 victory over the Desert Sands Rams from Ashcroft. McKenna Hack-Mortimer chipped in with 10 points, and point guard Hannah Herrick contributed eight. The MSS Lady Panthers jumped out to an early 10-4 lead; however, the Rams clawed their way back to tie the game at 12-12 going into the half-time intermission. The visitors were up by two at the three-quarter mark, but it was all Merritt down the homestretch — the Panthers outscoring the Rams 14 to 6 over the final eight

minutes. In the boys game that followed, it was all Merritt from start to finish, as they handily defeated the Kamloops Christian Eagles 36-15. Leading scorer for the Panthers in this tilt was post-player Sebastian Myram with 11 points, followed by Mason Hintz and Connor Kaboni with six each, and Hayden Ellis and Tryton Bose with four apiece. The Panthers made use of a deep bench to wear down a shortstaffed Eagles squad. Scores at each quarter were 9-7, 20-7 and 34-9 in favour of Merritt. Head coach Tamara Foster, and her assistant Dallas Schmidt, were delighted with their team’s win. “In all my years of coaching, I’ve never had such a great group of polite, respectful young men,” Foster said. The Grade 8 teams were supposed to host the St. Ann’s Crusaders, another traveling team, on Monday of this week, but the games were postponed due to the weather and highway conditions. Also hosting games last week were the Merritt Secondary senior girls and boys teams. The former is coached by Brent Bowden and Matt Kuroyama; the latter by Ryan Ferguson. They hosted the provincially-ranked Sa-Hali Sabres from Kamloops. In the girls’ tilt, a plucky Lady Panthers’ squad put in a solid

defensive effort, but went down to defeat 59-31. Ashton Stephens (with two three-pointers) and Keisha Henry were the leading scorers for MSS with six points each, followed by Casidy Sheena with five, and both Tamara Kubo and Sumeeti Chhabra with four. The Panther boys had a tough time getting inside on an aggressive Sabres’ team, and had to rely on the three-ball in an 83-47 loss. Reaching double figures were Sebastian Drexel with 20 points, and Evan Sahota with 12. Other contributors were Caleb Hartwig with six points and Sam McNiven with four. The MSS seniors were scheduled to host the Westsyde Whundas on Wednesday of this week. Game scores were unavailable by press time. This weekend, both Merritt senior teams will be hosting a sixteam tournament on Friday and Saturday at the MSS gym. The Merritt girls’ team plays on Friday at noon against Vernon’s W.L. Seaton, and at 3:20 p.m. versus Boundary Secondary from Midway. On Saturday, they play at 4:20 p.m. against Princeton. The MSS boys’ squad faces Seaton on Friday at 1:40 p.m., then plays on Saturday against Boundary at 8 a.m. and against Dasmesh Secondary from Abbotsford at 6 p.m.

(Above) Under the watchful eye of referee Colin Kerridge, Merritt Secondary School’s McKenna Hack-Mortimer (6) dribbles the ball against a pair of Desert Sands defenders from Ashcroft in basketball action last Thursday. The MSS Panthers Grade 8 girls’ squad beat the visiting Rams 34-24. Hack-Mortimer was the second leading scorer with 10 points. (Right) Will Gregoire of the MSS Grade 8 boys’ team celebrates his squad’s 36-15 victory over the Kamloops Christian Eagles. Sebastian Myram was the top point getter for the Merritt team with 11. Ian Webster/Herald

CURLING BONSPIEL

Richmond’s Miller rink takes men’s cashspiel Ian Webster THE MERRITT HERALD

The boys threw rocks at each other all weekend long at the 2017 Black’s Pharmacy men’s curling bonspiel, but in the end civility prevailed and a good time was had by all. A total of 20 teams (10 local, 10 outof-town) took part in this year’s event. The John Miller quartet from the Richmond Curling Club emerged as overall champion, following a decisive 8-1 victory over last year’s winner, the Dave Conlin rink out of Abbotsford, in the ‘A’ final on Sunday at the Merritt Curling Centre. The winning foursome was comprised of skip Jamie Braun, third Randy Roy, second John Miller and lead Jamie Tolman. The team has been attending the

‘A’ Champion: The John Miller rink from Richmond (left to right) Jamie Tolman, John Miller, Randy Roy, Jamie Braun. Ian Webster/ Herald

Merritt event for over 15 years, and also won the title in 2012. The ‘C’ event was also a one-sided affair at this year’s men’s bonspiel, as the Bob Arksay rink from Abbotsford conceded the match after falling behind 6-0 just two ends into the final. The winner was Merritt’s Curtis Sloan, along with teammates Bob Reid, Tyler Francis and ‘the’ Jack

Reynoldson. The Arksay team suffered a significant setback on the weekend, as one of its members fell during competition on Saturday night and broke his wrist. Fortunately, Merritt’s Gerry Gilderdale stepped in and helped the visitors get through the competition. It was the ‘B’ final on Sunday that produced some drama — a

‘B’ Champion: The Curtis Sloan rink from Merritt (left to right) Curtis Sloan, Bob Reid, Tyler Francis, the Jack Reynoldson. Ian Webster/Herald

battle right-down-tothe-wire between the Jerry Sanders rink from Merritt and the Dave Williams quartet that calls Chase home. The two teams were tied at 3-3 after five ends, and 5-5 at the end of seven. With Williams holding the hammer coming home in the eighth, Sanders needed to steal in order to claim victory. It almost happened. With his second-

to-last stone, Sanders tried a ‘dried grape’ (raise in), but came up short. Williams then attempted to fill up the middle but also missed on his shot. With a small window of opportunity, Sanders used his final shot to slip past a couple of guards and draw to the button to claim shot rock. Unfortunately, Williams was equal to the task, threading the needle for

‘C’ Champion: The Dave Williams rink from Chase (left to right) Jim Beecroft, Dave Williams, Norm Case, Chris Williams. Ian Webster/Herald

a takeout. He scored three to win 8-5. Other members of the Williams foursome were Jim Beecroft, Chris Williams and Norm Case. Merritt Curling Club spokesperson Paul Montgomery said the cashspiel format used for the men’s bonspiel in recent years has been very successful, and keeps attracting teams from outside the com-

munity. “Every win results in a pay day, with the amount increasing incrementally with each round,” said Montgomery. “Players like that.” Montgomery noted that Williams’ final throw in the ‘B’ final had $390 riding on it. Next up for the Merritt Curling Centre is the ladies’ bonspiel on January 21 and 22.


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Merritt Bowling Centre hosts Inter-City roll-offs Ian Webster THE MERRITT HERALD

A total of 18 bowlers from around the Nicola Valley converged on the Merritt Bowling Centre (MBC) on Sunday for the annual Interior qualifiers. At stake were 12 spots on the MBC team that will compete at the 2017 Inter-City ‘A’ Championships in Kamloops in March. After 10 long games lasting close to five hours, two six-person squads were chosen to represent Merritt. The men’s side will consist of Jordan Pinto, Bill Campbell, Harold Aljam,

Jerrid Chandler, Phil McDougall and Mark Pattison, while the ladies’ team will be comprised of Helen Campbell, Doreen Nikkel, Crystal Chandler, Deb Tancsa, Janie Okino and Dianne Jackman. Most of the qualifiers on Sunday are veterans of the Inter-City competition; however, there are a few new faces on this year’s team. McDougall and Okino are new arrivals in Merritt after living in Kamloops for many years and bowling out of the Falcon Lanes. Jackman, 64, has bowled on and off for over 30 years, beginning

in Maple Ridge and Mission. She moved to Merritt in 2006, and has returned to the sport in just the last couple of seasons, bowling on Thursday afternoons with the seniors. Sunday was her first kick at the Interior trials for the Inter-City event. “I signed up to just get the extra practice,” she said with a laugh. “I never expected to qualify.” There was some good results on Sunday. Campbell, Aljam and Cody Hostrawser all bowled 300-plus games on the men’s side, while Dorothy Clarke topped

the ladies’ side with a scorching 276 in her tenth and final outing. Ewan Turner, owner of the Merritt Bowling

MINOR HOCKEY Atom Rec The LNB atoms played heroically, but came up on the short end of 9-3 and 14-1 losses to Lillooet and Logan Lake respectively on the weekend. Scoring for Merritt were Tristen Harasym (2), Asia Munro and Isaac Asselstine. Riley Fraser picked up the lone assist. The team next sees action on Jan. 15 in Ashcroft.

(Above) Inter-City ‘A’ qualifiers (left to right) Dianne Jackman, Janie Okino, Crystal Chandler, Doreen Nikkel, Deb Tancsa, Helen Campbell, Bill Campbell, Jordan Pinto, Phil McDougall, Harold Aljam, Jerrid Chandler and Mark Pattison. (Below) Sicxty-four-year-old Dianne Jackman displays fine form. Ian Webster/Herald

THE SPORTS TICKER What’s happening in and around the Nicola Valley

Peewee Rep The Ramada peewee reps traveled to Kamloops on the weekend for their final tournament of the season. The team went 3-2 to place second overall. Merritt peewee wins were against Vernon (115) and Semiahmoo (5-1 and 7-3), while the two losses were to the tournament champions, South Okanagan, by scores of 7-5 and 6-1. Merritt point getters were Max Graham (7 goals, 4 assists), Lucas Schmid (3g, 7a), Robert Sterling (3g, 5a), Brayden McRae Chillihitzia (4g, 3a), Rylan Falcone (3g, 1a), Preston Laupitz (3g), Cortez Charters (2g, 1a), Jalen McRae (1g, 2a), Carter Shackelly (2g), Wyatt Smith (1g, 1a), Karson Peat (2a) and Gracie Graham (1a). Manjot Panghli and Nate Willey both had a great weekend between the pipes.

Centre, said that his facility will only be entering a team in the ‘A’ championships this year, due to the declining numbers of bowlers locally. He said the drop in participation is universal. “It’s happening everywhere. Here in B.C. alone, there have been a couple of bowling operations completely shut down. Others have dropped out of the Inter-City competitions because of declining interest.

Merritt netminder Colten Macaulay was bombarded with shots in his NVIT team’s 11-1 loss to Lillooet during midget rec hockey action at the Shulus arena on Sunday. Ian Webster/Herald

Bantam Rep The Murray GM bantam reps opened the new year with a hardearned 3-1 win over Kamloops on Jan 7. The host Jr. Blazers picked up 38 minutes in penalties, including two game misconducts, to just 12 minutes for Merritt. Atrayu Johnny notched the natural hat trick to take care of the Merritt scoring, with assists from Matthew Newman and Anthony Michel. Bryce Garcia picked up the win in net.

Midget Female The Joco Transport midget females handed Chase a resounding 8-0 loss on Sunday at the Shulus arena. Goal scorers for the

Merritt side were Talyn Ferch and Madeleine Barnes, each with a hat trick, and Bianca Cavaliere with two. Assists went to Ferch, Jenna Kane (4) and Ivy Smith. Goaltender Emma Ferch picked up her second shutout of the season.

Midget Rec The NVIT midget rec team was in tough on the weekend, losing 11-1 to Lillooet on home ice. The lone Merritt goal was scored by Levi Shuter, with an assist from Denny Thomas.

This Weekend Saturday 11:15 Peewee Rec vs Chase @ Shulus

11:45 Peewee Female vs Lillooet @ NVMA 1:30 Peewee Rep vs Salmon Arm @ NVMA 2:30 Midget Rec vs Thompson-Cariboo @ Shulus 3:45 Bantam Rep vs North Okanagan @ NVMA 6:00 Bantam Rec vs 100 Mile @ NVMA Sunday 9:30 Peewee Rec vs Lillooet @ NVMA 11:15 Atom Rec vs Thompson-Cariboo @ NVMA 11:15 Peewee Female vs Penticton @ Shulus 1:00 Peewee Rep vs Kamloops @ Shulus

Jan. 13

Merritt Centennials vs Penticton Vees, 7 p.m., Nicola Valley Memorial Arena

Jan. 13-14 Sr. Girls/Boys Basketball Tournament, Merritt Secondary School Jan. 15

Nicola Valley Fish & Game Club Ice Fishing Derby, 8 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., Mamette Lake

Jan. 15

Nicola Nordic Ski Club Chili Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Kane Valley Ski Trails, Parking Lot 3 Shelter

Jan. 17

Jr. Girls/Boys Basketball vs Valleyview/St. Ann’s, 5:00/6:30 p.m., Merritt Secondary School

Jan 20-21 Ladies’ Bonspiel, Merritt Curling Centre, teams still being accepted, contact Deb Stowell (250) 378-6195 Jan. 24 Jr. Girls/Boys Basketball vs Sa-Hali, 5:00/6:30 p.m., Merritt Secondary School Feb. 10-11

Open Mixed Bonspiel, Merritt Curling Centre, teams still being accepted, contact Don Willson, (250) 378-6934

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 sports@merrittherald.com


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Nicola Valley Film Society presents Captain Fantastic, rated PG on Monday, Jan. 16 at 7:00 p.m. at the NVIT Lecture Theatre. For more information phone 250-378-3974.

NICOLA NATURALIST SOCIETY

Tracy Wimbush (Nicola Tribal Association) will speak on “Salmon and salmon habitat in the Nicola Valley”. Thursday, Jan. 19 at 7 PM, NVIT Lecture Theatre. Tracy Wimbush works with many organizations to maintain and recover salmon populations in our local waters. She is a dynamic and knowledgeable speaker. All welcome.

CHILLI SUNDAY

Nicola Nordics ski Club hosts Chili Sunday this Sunday Jan. 15 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Come and explore the great outdoors in Kane Valley with free skiing and lessons available at 11:00 a.m. Bring some chili to add to the communal pot. There will be buns, hot chocolate and visiting around the fire. Fill out a membership and be entered in the draw to win a beautiful painting by local artist Jean Kiegrel

FISHING DERBY

Nicola Valley Fish & Game Club’s Mamette Lake Fishing Derby will be held on Sunday, Jan. 15 from 8:00 a.m. until 2:15 p.m. Many prizes will be awarded. There will be hot dogs available and free hot chocolate and coffee. For more information you can contact Ed Collins at 250378-2547 or B.J. Moor at 250-280-0304. My Family: Stories that bring us together is an engaging way to capture and preserve your family story. We’ll help you record family information, including photos, names, dates, and precious family stories. Drop by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2451 Spring Bank Ave. any Thursday from either 2:00 to 4:00 pm or 6:30 to 8:30 pm. For more information contact Al Thompson at 250-212-9868.

WANT TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF CHILDREN?

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

Alpha – My Greatest Adventure – Watch Bear Gryll’s story. Hosted by Crossroads Community Church from Jan. 15 April 2. Alpha is a series of interactive session exploring the basics of the Christian faith. Each session looks at a different question and is designed to create conversation. There’s no pressure, no follow up and no charge; it’s an informal, open and honest space to explore and discuss life’s questions together.Dinner is served at 6:00 p.m. at Crossroads Community Church, 2990 Voght St. For more information call 250-378-2911.

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Anyone interested in playing Pickleball, or just trying it out, please come to the old CMS School (2975 Clapperton) on MWF 9:00-11:00 a.m. or M 7:00-9:00 p.m. or W 6:30-8:30 p.m. Demo paddles are available for use. An easy sport to play, and great fun and exercise. For more information call Brian 250-378-7452; or Gary 250-280-0105.

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Merritt Baptist Church

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

Merritt Lutheran Fellowship

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

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

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

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

Seventh Day Adventist Church

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

St. Michael’s Anglican Church 1990 Chapman St. • 250-378-3772 Service Time: Sundays 10:00 a.m.

Trinity United Church

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

NEW TIMES

The Red Cross will be open Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon. Please go to the hospital if you need medical equipment. Weekly schedule is as follows: Monday: senior exercises 10:30 a.m., cribbage and whist 2:30 p.m. Tuesday: bingo 1 p.m., doors open at 10:30 a.m. duplicate bridge 7 p.m. Wednesday: carpet bowling 1:30 p.m., court whist 7 p.m. Thursday: floor curling 1 p.m., floor curling (physically challenged) 10 a.m. second and fourth Thursday. Friday: rummoli and games 7 p.m. Last Friday of the month: pot luck supper 5:30 p.m. for more information phone 250-378-4407.

HELP US REACH OUR GOAL

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

ELKS BINGO

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

MESSY CHURCH

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

If you would like to donate to the Performing Arts Theatre, please donate through the City of Merritt and receive an income tax receipt.

For more information call Rich Hodson 250-378-6794

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Oct. 28, 1921 - Dec. 29, 2016 On December 29, 2016 at the On 2016 at the EvaDecember MacLaren age ofâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Aliceâ&#x20AC;? 95, Alice29, passed away age of 95, Alice passed away peacefully Gillis House in (neeat peacefully atCasley) Gillis House in Merritt. Merritt. Oct. 28, 1921 - Dec. 29, 2016 Alice was born in Arrowhead, New Denver, BC, Alice was born in Arrowhead, New Denver, BC, the oldest of four children. On November 13, On December 29, 2016 at the the oldest of four Arthur children. On November 13, 1938, Alice married (Art) Cooper in Nelson, age of 95, Alice passed away 1938,Alice Aliceand married Arthur (Art) CooperBC, in Nelson, BC. Art settled in Silverton, where peacefully at Gillissettled Housein Silverton, in Obituaries BC. Obituaries Alice and they raised their Art four children. In 1960, BC, Alicewhere and Merritt. they raised their four children. In 1960, Aliceas and Art moved to Hope, BC, where she worked a Art moved to Hope, BC, where she worked as a Nurseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Aide and later as a LPN. Alice was born in Arrowhead, New Denver, BC, Nurseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Aide and later as a LPN. Eva â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aliceâ&#x20AC;? MacLaren the oldest of relocated four children. On November 13, In 1971, Alice to Kamloops, BC, where In 1971, Alice relocated to Kamloops, BC, where (nee Casley) she was married to Duncan Ronald (Ron) 1938, Alice married Arthur (Art) Cooper in Nelson, she was married toRon Duncan Ronald (Ron) MacLaren. Alice and spent many wonderful Oct.Alice 28, 1921 - Art Dec. 29, 2016 BC. and settled Silverton, BC, where MacLaren. Alice and Ron in spent years together. They traveled moremany than wonderful 20 winters they raised their29, four2016 children. In 1960, and On December at the years together. They traveled more thanAlice 20 winters WR<XPD$UL]RQDZKHUHWKHLUOLYHVZHUHĂ&#x20AC; OOHGZLWK Art moved to Hope, BC, where she worked as a age of 95, Alice passed away WR<XPD$UL]RQDZKHUHWKHLUOLYHVZHUHĂ&#x20AC; OOHGZLWK music, dance and wonderful friends. peacefully Gillis House in music, dance and wonderful friends. Nurseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Aideat and later as a LPN. $OLFH LV SUHGHFHDVHG E\ KHU Ă&#x20AC;UVW KXVEDQG $UW Merritt. $OLFH SUHGHFHDVHG E\ Ă&#x20AC;UVWMacLaren, KXVEDQG $UW Cooper, second husband, Ron her In 1971,LV her Alice relocated to KHU Kamloops, BC, where Alice washer born in Arrowhead, NewMacLaren, Denver, BC, Cooper, second husband, Ron her sister Gloria Deguglielmo, her brother Ken Casley, she was married to Duncan Ronald (Ron) the of four(Gary) children. On November 13, sisteroldest Gloria Deguglielmo, her brother Casley, her son Gerald herKen daughter MacLaren. Alice and RonCooper, spentCooper many wonderful 1938, Alice married Arthur (Art) in Nelson, her son Gerald (Gary) Cooper, her daughter Juanita McAllister, her sons, Grant and Ronnie years together. They traveled more than 20 winters BC. Alice and settled in Silverton, BC, where Juanita McAllister, her sons, Grant and Ronnie Cooper, and herArt step-son Terry MacLaren. they raised their children. In 1960, Alice and Cooper, and herfour step-son Terry MacLaren. WR<XPD$UL]RQDZKHUHWKHLUOLYHVZHUHĂ&#x20AC; OOHGZLWK Alice is survived by her brother Roy Casley, her sisterArt moved to and Hope, BC, where she worked as a music, dance wonderful friends. Alice is survived by her brother Roy Casley, her sisterin-law Beverly Casley, Wanda Nurseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Aide and laterher as adaughter-in-laws LPN. in-law Beverly Casley, her daughter-in-laws Wanda Cooper, KJevita Cooper, Cooper, her $OLFH LV SUHGHFHDVHG E\and KHU Mary Ă&#x20AC;UVW KXVEDQG $UW In 1971, Alice relocated toand Kamloops, BC, where Cooper, KJevita Cooper, Mary Cooper, her step-son Bob (Gail) MacLaren, step-daughter-inCooper, her second husband, Ron MacLaren, her she was(Terry) married to Duncan RonaldDarlene (Ron) step-son Bob (Gail) MacLaren, step-daughter-inlaw Ann MacLaren, step-daughter sister Gloria Deguglielmo, her brother Casley, MacLaren. Alice and Ron spent manyKen wonderful law Gulliford), Ann (Terry) MacLaren, step-daughter Darlene (Al) step-son Larry (Juanita) MacLaren, years together. They traveled more than 20 winters (Al) Gulliford), step-son Larry (Juanita) MacLaren, her son Gerald (Gary) Cooper, herBarber daughter and granddaughter Wendy (Dean) and WR<XPD$UL]RQDZKHUHWKHLUOLYHVZHUHĂ&#x20AC; OOHGZLWK and granddaughter Wendy (Dean) Barber and Juanita McAllister, her sons, Grant and Ronnie many grand and great grandchildren. music, dance andstep-son wonderful friends. many grand great grandchildren. Cooper, and and her Terry MacLaren. Aliceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family would like to express our heartfelt $OLFH SUHGHFHDVHG E\wonderful Ă&#x20AC;UVW KXVEDQG $UW Aliceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;sLVfamily would like toKHU express our heartfelt appreciation for care and Alice is survived by herthe brother Roy Casley, her sisterCooper, her second husband, Ron MacLaren, her appreciation forAlice the wonderful care compassion that received from the staffand at in-law Beverly Casley, herreceived daughter-in-laws Wanda sister Gloria Deguglielmo, her brother compassion that Alice fromKen the Casley, staff at Gillis House in Merritt. Cooper, KJevita Cooper, and MaryherCooper, her her Gerald (Gary) Cooper, daughter Gillisson House in Merritt. will beher aMacLaren, graveside service at Ronnie Juanita McAllister, sons, Grant and step-sonThere Bob (Gail) step-daughter-inThere will beKamloops, a graveside at 2017. Hillside Cemetery, in service the spring Cooper, herMacLaren, step-son Terry MacLaren. law Annand (Terry) step-daughter Darlene Hillside Cemetery, Kamloops, in the spring 2017. Arrangements entrusted toCasley, Alternatives (Al) Gulliford), Larry Roy (Juanita) MacLaren, Alice is survivedstep-son by her brother her sisterArrangements entrusted to Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services in-law Beverly Casley, her daughter-in-laws Wanda and granddaughter Wendy (Dean)250-554-2324. Barber and Funeral & Cremation Services 250-554-2324. Condolences may be expressed to the family from Cooper, KJevita Cooper, and Mary Cooper, her many grand and great grandchildren. 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