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FEES COVERED A judge ordered the provincial government and Douglas Lake Ranch to split the bill for the Nicola Valley Fish and Game Club’s legal fees.

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MISSING GUNS The Merritt RCMP are asking the public for information about a number of guns reportedly stolen out of of a car parked at a local motel.

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HOMECOMING Burrowing owls are returning to the Nicola Valley, thanks in part to a program aimed at increasing the numbers of the endangered species by providing suitable habitats for the birds on Upper Nicola Band territory. STORY /PAGE 8

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Ranch to cover club’s legal fees Club members say there is still work to be done in the quest to enforce public access to Minnie and Stoney lakes. Dara Hill THE MERRITT HERALD

A wave of relief washed over Nicola Valley Fish and Game Club’s director in a Kamloops court room on July 5. In what McGowan deemed a “precedent setting” case, Justice Joel Groves ruled that the B.C. government and the Douglas Lake Cattle Company will pay the local fish and game club’s legal fees, incurred during a court battle over public access to Nicola Valley lakes. “It’s an unusual order to make but the courts found the club has been acting in the public’s interest,” said Chris Harvey, lawyer for the fishing club. Legal costs for the club exceed $350,000, and are to be split 50/50 between the province and the cattle company. Not having to worry about funding comes as a relief to the club, said Harvey. “They would have needed to rely on fundraising and everything else,” he said. According to McGowan, the province had initially been seeking a 25/75 per cent court costs split. Groves said he ordered the costs be split evenly with the government because, as was shown in court, the province chose not to respond to the illegal actions of Douglas Lake, leading to the litigation.

McGowan said he is not sure how much money the club will be reimbursed, noting it has spent about $160,000 — accumulated through donations and fundraisers — but still owes about $150,000 in legal bills. The club’s counsel has provided the club with a 50 per cent discount, but, McGowan said, there are various ongoing legal costs. “If we can pay off our legal bills, that’d be awesome,” McGowan said, noting the hearing on July 5 cost $1,000. He said he expects the court case to cost all three parties involved — the club, cattle company and province — about $1.5 million. According to Groves, the fish and game club met the criteria required for the order as it was acting in the public interest and had no monetary benefit to gain from the case. “They acted to right what they felt was a longstanding wrong against everyone in British Columbia,” Groves said. In December, Justice Groves ruled all lakes are public property and prohibiting private landowners from restricting access to them. The decision was the culmination of a protracted trial spanning six years, pitting a wealthy private ranch — the Douglas Lake Cattle Company, owned by U.S. billionaire Stan Kroenke (husband of a Walmart

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heir and owner of the Los Angeles Rams, Colorado Avalanche, Arsenal and other professional sports franchises) — against the B.C. government and the Nicola Valley Fish and Game Club in a fight over access to two small fishing lakes.

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cial property for its own economic benefit and was denying citizens access to their property. While the matter of who will cover legal fees has been settled as of today, Harvey said there’s still more work to be done in the quest to ensure pub-

‘They acted to right what they felt was a longstanding wrong against everyone in British Columbia.’ — Justice Joel Groves

In court on Friday, Groves said members of the club tried for years to compel the provincial government to act as a responsible caretaker of public resources against a corporation that had unilaterally taken provin-

lic access to Minnie and Stoney Lakes. “[Justice Groves] did say that [determining details of access] to be done by a separate application,” said Harvey. “All we know is that there is access to both of these

lakes now but the details of it will need to be worked out later.” The ultimate goal for the club, McGowan said, is to ensure all lakes in B.C. remain public. “We’re hoping that the B.C. government is going to take note and not allow the privatization of public lakes in the future,” McGowan said, adding that he hopes the government will take that stance if the club is successful with its next lake access case. The club is suing Corbett Lake Lodge, Douglas Lake Cattle Company and the province of British Columbia for allegedly blocking public access to Corbett Lake. McGowan said no court date has been set yet in that case and the club is in the process of requesting documents from the provincial government.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Position: The City of Merritt is inviting applications for the position of CASUAL MAINTENANCE LABOURER FOR THE RECREATION AND FACILITIES DEPARTMENT. For complete details, visit City of Merritt website at www.merritt.ca Current resumes reflecting applicants’ knowledge, skills and abilities relevant to the position; detailing education and qualifications, and proof of required education and licenses will be accepted prior to 4:00 p.m. Friday, July 19, 2019 by: Carole Fraser, Deputy Clerk/Human Resources Manager PO Box 189, 2185 Voght Street, Merritt, BC V1K 1B8 Or by email: cfraser@merritt.ca We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Date Posted: Wednesday, July 03, 2019 Posting Expires: Friday, July 19, 2019

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Position: The City of Merritt is inviting applications for the position of CASUAL CASHIER FOR THE RECREATION AND FACILITIES DEPARTMENT.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Position: The City of Merritt is inviting applications for the position of MERRITT CIVIC CENTRE HELPER. For complete details, visit City of Merritt website at www.merritt.ca Current resumes reflecting applicants’ knowledge, skills and abilities relevant to the position; detailing education and qualifications, and proof of required education and licenses will be accepted prior to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by: Felicity Peat, Recreation Programmer PO Box 189, 2185 Voght Street, Merritt, BC V1K 1B8 Or by email: fpeat@merritt.ca We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Date Posted: Friday, July 05, 2019 Posting Expires: Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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encourage more people stop by the courtyard this summer to relax, visit the community garden or try their hand at a game or two. Merritt’s Smart Step group painted an oversized chess and checker

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Coast comes to Merritt In 1970, Joni Mitchell reminded us that we “don’t know what we’ve got ‘till it’s gone.” Cole Wagner You COLE’S NOTES probably won’t hear much Joni Mitchell this weekend at the 11th edition of Bass Coast, the electronic music and arts festival set to take over the Coldwater Fields from July 12 to 14. But her song should ring true to the residents of Merritt — many of whom might not grasp how the festival has grown into a world-renowned event, widely regarded among those in the industry as one of the premiere electronic festivals of its kind. And it all takes place right here in our own backyard. Co-founded in 2011 by Andrea Graham and Liz Thompson, the three day event has flourished since moving to the Nicola Valley in 2013. For three days, the festival grounds are transformed into a phantasmagoric display of interactive art and intricate stages. Attendees who come for the music are also able to take in workshops, practice yoga, and party safely thanks to the festival’s emphasis on promoting harm reduction. A well-run festival which attracts good press from national publications already serves as a boon for the City of Merritt. Factor in increased business for local stores as thousands flock to town on Thursday and Friday, and the case for keeping this event here for another decade only gets stronger. Not to mention the fact that the organizers have invested thousands into improving trails around Merritt. To the festival attendees who happen to pick up a copy of the Herald, welcome to the Nicola Valley. Enjoy the festival and everything our town has to offer.

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The real refugee crisis is still looming Every once in a while a photograph of a migrant’s tragic death (usually that of a child) catches the public’s imagination. The image of three-year-old Alan GWYNNE DYER Kurdi, fleeing from The international the Syrian civil war, STAGE dead face down in the surf on a Turkish beach in 2015, triggered a wave of sympathy that ended with Germany opening its borders to 900,000 refugees that year — and Hungary building a border fence to keep them out. Here we go again. A picture of 23-month-old Valeria Martinez, tucked into her father Oscar’s T-shirt, both dead face down on the banks of the Rio Grande, has unleashed a similar wave of sympathy in the United States, although it certainly hasn’t reached the White House. And once again most of the migrants are claiming to be refugees. In fact, few of the migrants fit the legal definition of refugees in either case. The

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Arabs and Afghans trying to get into Europe had fled genuine wars, but they were already in Turkey, which is quite safe. They just wanted to move on to somewhere with better job opportunities and a higher standard of living. That’s understandable, but it doesn’t give you right of asylum as a refugee.

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‘And if you think things are bad now, they will be ten times worse in twenty years’ time.’

The same applies to the migrants crossing the Mediterranean from Africa to Europe, even though thousands of them are drowning in the attempt. They are fleeing poverty, or dictatorial regimes, or even climate change, but they are not fleeing war. Neither do they have a “well-founded fear”

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of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group. That is the language of the United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees of 1951, so they don’t qualify as refugees. You may feel sorry for them, but there is no legal duty to let them in. The Refugee Convention was incorporated into US law in the Refugee Act of 1980, so few of the people now seeking entry at the Mexican border qualify either. This matters, because while twenty years ago 98 per cent of the people crossing the border were Mexican young men seeking work, more than half are now entire families from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras — and most of them claim to be refugees. They are not, and that (not Donald Trump) is why U.S. courts are rejecting at least three-quarters of the applications for refugee status. You may wish that the law took a more generous and humanitarian view, but it does not. And if you think things are bad now, they will be ten times worse in twenty years’ time.

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The graduating class of 2019 from Logan Lake Secondary School. Photo contributed

Editor, The Logan Lake grad class of 2019 had only seven students but, what they lacked in numbers, they more than made up for with their collective energizing spirits and smiles! And this year was especially noteworthy marking the 35th commencement ceremony since the first grads crossed the stage in 1984. A truly special part of this event is the Governor General’s Award, which is a Canada-wide tradition, awarded to a grad student from the previous year who achieved the highest academic standing in their school. School counsellor Morgan Whitehouse gave this prestigious award to Samantha Bauer Jayne Latta, vice principal for Logan Lake Secondary School, recognized a relatively new tradition at the school with 2019 being the 10th time in school history in which graduating students have had a parent or step-parent who also graduated from LLSS. Latta went on the say, “graduating second generations is an amazing moment for our school and this tradition will continue again next year.

We now have a running total of 35 parents or step parents who have graduated from the same school as their children”. The two grads who kept a steady path on and off the stage to receive awards amounting to more than $18,000 were Hannah Munro and Nakayla Van Tongeren. Joining them was Michael Humphrey who earned the District Authority Award in the amount of $1250.00 given to the top trades graduate in technical and trades training. And then came the REAL highlight of the evening as the grads crossed the stage to receive their certificates from Mr. Collins followed by handshakes and well wishes from stage guests. When they returned to their places at the front of the room, it was time — as is tradition in Logan Lake — to present their parents with tokens of appreciation for their support and encouragement. Following this period of smiles, laughter and tears, it was time for Jaydan Dick and Hannah Munro, who both been selected share the duties of class valedictorian.

Together, they offered up memories both of spending their entire school lives together in the same schools as well as their shared hopes for the future. This was followed by yet another school tradition which, for the past several grad ceremonies, was offered by Jaydan Dick who, as a grad himself this year, turned the creative “reins” over to Grade 11s. Samantha Holmstrup did an excellent job prepping and presenting a slide show highlighting photos of students from childhood to today which, as always, consistently created both tears and laughter! In his address to the grads, Ron Collins, LLSS principal, reminded the grads to remember the small factors that make “our school a great place surrounded and supported by a great community. If you venture away from Logan Lake, remember that wherever you live there will be schools and organizations that need your assistance, so I encourage each of you to give back whenever you can.” Barrie Ogden Logan Lake

Global heating is starting to bite. We’re still on the learner slopes, but the droughts and the floods, and the crop failures they cause, are multiplying, especially in the tropics and the sub-tropics where temperatures are already high. In the worst-hit areas (which include the ‘northern triangle’ of Central America) family farms are failing, some people are going hungry, and the number of people on the move is starting to soar. This is precisely what unpublished, in-house government studies were predicting twenty years ago in countries like the United States and the United Kingdom. Now it’s here. As the number of migrants goes up, the willingness of host populations to receive them will inevitably go down. Five per cent new population in a decade will feel disruptive to some people, especially if there are big cultural differences between the old population and the immigrants, but most people will accept and adapt to it. Ten per cent in a decade is definitely pushing it, even though it’s only 1 per cent a year. And 20 per cent new population in

a decade would generate a huge political backlash in almost any country on Earth. That’s human nature. You may deplore it, but it’s not going to change. And behind uncomfortable considerations of what the politics will permit lies the even starker reality that they can’t all come. Twenty years from now there will be far more people who desperately want to move than the destination countries could possibly accommodate. So the borders will start slamming shut in the countries, mostly in the temperate zone of the planet, where the climate is still tolerable and there is still enough food to eat. And don’t believe the myth that you cannot really shut a border. You can do so quite easily if you are willing to kill the people who try to cross it illegally, and the governments of the destination countries will probably end up doing just that. Their military and their civil servants, if not their politicians, were already having grim internal debates about it fifteen years ago. Sorry to spoil your day. Gwynne Dyer’s new book is ‘Growing Pains: The Future of Democracy (and Work)’.

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Burrowing owls cause a hoot Community celebrates hatching of the latest generation of local burrowing owls. Dara Hill THE MERRITT HERALD

Burrowing owl enthusiasts in the Nicola Valley are one step closer to their goal of seeing the species thrive without any help from humans. Until then, the Burrowing Owl Conservation Society of B.C. plans to continue working with the Upper Nicola Indian Band (UNB) to repopulate the endangered birds through the burrowing owl species-at-risk reintroduction program. The groups welcomed the public to the UNB reserve at Douglas Lake on July 4 to celebrate the hatching of the next generation of burrowing owls. This year marks the fourth year of reintroducing captive-raised burrowing owls at the UNB reserve at Douglas Lake. Program leader Dawn Brodie said organizers see more and more success each year. Nicola Valley-born owls have been spotted all along the west coast — in Washington, Oregon, California, and even the NASA research centre in California, said

Brodie. “My hope, my dream, is that they grow up here, migrate in October down south, and they’ll return in the spring. And when we come up [to the reserve] in the spring we’re looking for burrowing owls,” she said. A total of 29 captive bred owls have been released at the site since 2016, and the owls have produced 53 wild-born young. “This year alone we have 21 young in these burrows with three pairs of [adult] owls,” said Chris Gill, the project’s lead biologist. “So it’s a highly productive sight, and there’s a reason for that — it’s intact grasslands.” Finding a prime ecosystem for these birds is no easy feat in today’s world, Gill explained, noting the challenges posed by habitat loss, pesticide use and decline of species such as badgers. Unlike most birds of prey, burrowing owls spend a great deal of time on or near the ground and make their homes in underground burrows abandoned by badgers or marmots.

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“And that’s the main reason why this site does so well. The grassland habitats within British Columbia are disappearing,” said Gill, noting development is a key threat. Partnering with the band has been crucial to the program’s success because a lot of other reintroduction programs happen on private land, and when ownership changes hands the programs may be stalled or dismissed, Gill added. Burrowing owls were historically present on the band’s reserves — up until the 1990s according to elders and community members — but populations in the Nicola Valley and across

Canada have declined dramatically. UNB implemented the burrowing owl reintroduction program in partnership with the Burrowing Owl Conservation Society of B.C. in 2014 to increase population numbers in the Thompson-Nicola region. “In 2018 this site alone accounted for nine per cent of all the wild born young in British Columbia, so it makes it one of the top sites in British Columbia for burrowing owls,” said Gill.

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a motel on the 2600 block of Nicola Avenue, said acting Staff Sgt. Brock Hedrick. “Police are actively investigating this theft due to the public safety

recent theft of multiple guns in town. The lawfully possessed firearms were taken from a vehicle that was parked overnight on June 21 at

concern,” he said. Anyone with information is asked to call the Merritt RCMP at 250-378-4262 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-2228477.

Drunk teen arrested after damaging vehicles Dara Hill THE MERRITT HERALD

A 16-year-old from Merritt was arrested after he was caught jumping on top of parked vehicles and run-

Coquihalla crash sends four to hospital Two people were airlifted to hospital in serious condition following a serious accident on Highway 5 south of Merritt on July 8. BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) received a call for a two-vehicle collision on the Coquihalla Highway near Larson Hill by Coldwater Road just after 4 p.m. Paramedics were on scene within 20 minutes. BCEHS confirmed two people were airlifted to hospital in serious condition, and another two were transported by ground ambulance in stable condition. DriveBC warned travellers to expect hour-long delays in both directions between approximately 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. as a result of the incident. The crash continues to be investigated.

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Cowboy wins at Calgary Stampede Cole Wagner THE MERRITT HERALD

A Quilchena cowboy took the top spot during the second day of competition at the Calgary Stampede. Fourteen-year-old Wyatt Smith earned the title of junior steer riding champion after a 70.50 run at the world’s largest outdoor rodeo on July 6. Smith qualified for the finals in second out

of a field of 18 junior cowboys. His run in the finals edged out Riley Harms of Cochrane, Alta. by a mere three points. Harms sat in first after the qualifying round earlier that day. “[Wyatt] rode there last year and didn’t do too well,” said Ryan Smith, Wyatt’s dad. “This year, it turned out for the better.” Smith has his sights set on even more tro-

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phies this season, as he continues to pursue the number one ranking in the B.C. Rodeo Association standings among junior steer riders. Smith currently sits in third place behind two Quesnel cowboys, with a large gap between the three leaders and the rest of the field. “He’s booked until Labour Day,” said Ryan.

Quilchena’s Wyatt Smith rode to victory in the junior steer riding tier 2 event at the Calgary Stampede on July 6. Photo via Calgary Stampede Rodeo/Facebook

JUNIOR HOCKEY

Athletes top the podium at Jack Brow Memorial track meet Cents add depth ahead of exhibition games

Cole Wagner THE MERRITT HERALD

Two Merritt athletes at opposite ends of the age spectrum landed on top of the podium at a recent track meet in Kelowna. Ryland Sheldon, 12, went three for three in his events at the Jack Brow meet, collecting a bronze and two golds. His performance in long jump was a personal best at 4.53 metres, enough to take top spot in his age category. Sheldon’s jumping prowess continued in the high jump, where his leap of 1.30 metres propelled him to his second gold medal of the meet. In the 100 metre dash, Sheldon’s time of 14.16 marked his second personal best of the meet, enough to earn a bronze medal. Competing in the 40-44 age bracket, Buzz Manuel put in a record setting performance in the 100 metre dash.

Cole Wagner THE MERRITT HERALD

(Above) Buzz Manuel competed in the 100 metre and 200 metre dash. (Right) Ryland Sheldon won gold in high jump. Photos contributed

His time of 15.65 earned him a gold medal, and lowered the official meet record time by .35 seconds. Manuel also collected another gold for his performance in the 200 metre dash, finishing with a time of 32.52.

Fans of the Merritt Centennials won’t have to wait long to see the team’s newest additions make their on ice debut. The Cents announced the acquisition of Olson Werenka and Tanner Mortenson on July 6. Werenka, a defenceman, played with the Salmon Arm Silverbacks last season, where he had six goals and 14 assists in 50 games. Mortenson, 18, will make his BCHL debut with the Centennials after playing for the Notre Dame Hounds of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League last year. The pair could factor into the Centennials line-up as the team suits up for their first exhibition game of the season against the Penticton Vees on Aug. 23. The Cents will return home the next night for a

rematch with the Vees at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena. Centennials head coach Barry Wolff said the new players will help add some grit to the team. “Olson brings a 200 foot game, he has a high end compete, is hard to play against, and doesn’t mind playing a more tough and rugged game,” said Wolff in a news release. “Tanner is a high end character kid, he plays hard, and finishes every hit.” The Cents will round out their exhibition schedule with a pair of games against the defending BCHL champions. The Cents will travel to Prince George to face the Spruce Kings on Aug. 27, before returning for a home game on Aug. 30.

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There will be a public investigation at the Baillie property by the Haunted Crew on July 20th starting at 6 p.m. They have picked up some new equipment for your evening use at our active site. For more information contact us at 250-378-0349 or email bailliehouse@gmail.com.

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Nicola Valley Community Band practices 7 p.m. Tuesdays at MSS music room. For more information call James 250-3157724.

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RURAL DIVIDEND INFO SESSION

Join Community Futures Nicola Valley on July 15th from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. for a free live webinar info session. The Rural Dividend Program team is here to give tips for applying to the grant program, including an overview of the online application form and budget form. As well, the Rural Dividend team will be answering some frequently asked questions about the program, and there will be an opportunity for questions following the presentation.

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Nicola Valley Fall Fair giant yard sales will be held on Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. Dates for 2019 are: July 20, 21, August 3, 4, 17 and 18. the Fal Fair will be accepting donations. Donations may be dropped off at the exhibition building on the yard sale dates, or you may phone Martha at 250-378-2303 to make other arrangements. Proceeds from the yard sales are going toward the construction of indoor washroom facilities at the Fair Exhibition Building.

TOPS

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AA meeting will be held every Monday at noon in the United Church, 1899 Quilchena Ave.

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Merritt Lawn Bowling plays every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at 7 p.m. from May until September. For more information call 250378-2095

ELKS BINGO

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DROP IN CENTER FOR ELDERS

The Conayt Friendship Society located at 1964 Quilchena Ave. has a drop-in center for Elders every Monday,

Wednesday, and Thursday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Snacks and light lunches are provided. Elders are welcome to assist in preparing menu and lunch. A sign-in sheet is at the front office. Elders can provide suggested menus and lunch to reception at the attention of the executive director.

CONAYT BINGO

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

OLD TIME FIDDLERS

The group is actively seeking new members, all instruments welcome but an interest in and appreciation of old-time country music is desirable. The group partakes in two major outings: the Harmon Lake camp-out along with the famous Old Time Fiddlers auction and Christmas party. The goal will be to have monthly music jam sessions. Call 250-2807385 for more information.

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Donations can be to made to The Angel’s Animal Rescue Society at The Interior Savings Credit Union, Account #1193739.

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Merritt Lutheran Fellowship

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

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Conayt Friendship Society Pension Day breakfast will be held on every Pension Day from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. at 2164 Quilchena Ave. Everyone is invited. Elders eat at no charge. For more information call 250-378-5107. Volunteer servers and cooks are welcome.

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

Seventh Day Adventist Church

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St. Michael’s Anglican Church

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Anne Roberts July 28, 1942 - May 23, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Anne Sherrin Roberts on May 23, 2019. Anne was born in Vancouver, BC on -XO\   WKH Ă€UVW ERUQ to Ronald and Betty (nee Rumley) Paterson. She was the eldest of six siblings, Judith, Bonnie, Barbara, Joanne (Tom) and Ronald. She was predeceased by her parents, sister Bonnie and husband John Robert’s. Along with her siblings and best friend Regina Allen, Anne will be greatly missed by her daughters Charmaine Provost (Larry Lacasse) and Lisa Tesan (Rick). Anne had four Grandchildren Brandon, Dustin, Brittany and &DWHO\QQDQGĂ€YHJUHDW*UDQGFKLOGUHQ*DEULHOOD Abigail, Arianne, Calliope and Carter. Anne was an “Army bratâ€? and lived in almost HYHU\3URYLQFHLQ&DQDGD$QQHĂ€QDOO\VHWWOHGLQ Merritt and lived out the rest of her life in Lower Nicola enjoying her hobbies, photography, painting and her greatest joy gardening. Anne worked as a Sales Clerk for the Outdoorsman Sport Shop in Merritt, followed by working at the Coquihala toll booth where she also was the Union Representative. A Celebration of Life will be on July 27, 2019 from 2 pm to 5 pm. Please call Ron at 1-250-936-9004 for details.

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Glen Arendt June 23, 1935 - March 23, 2019

In loving memory of Glen Arendt, 1935-2019. Friends and relatives are invited to join us for a memorial service honouring Glen’s life on Saturday, July 13, 2019, at eleven o’clock in the morning at the Rotary Park Bandstand. In OLHXRIà RZHUVSOHDVHFRQVLGHUGRQDWLQJWRWKH 0XUUD\&KXUFK3URMHFWDW&,%&WRKHOSUHEXLOG WKHKLVWRULF0XUUD\&KXUFKLQ8SSHU1LFROD

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Suako (Sue) Kightley March 25,1933 - June 28, 2019

Suako (Sue) Kightley courageously passed away on June 28th at the age of 86. Sue was predeceased by her husband, Bob and stepson, Steve. Sue and Bob brought up 7 children Greg, Steve, Melody, Don, Kelly, Jim, and Karla and 3 grandchildren Devon, Codie, and Michael. Sue leaves behind other Grandchildren Jesse, Jennifer, Dustin, Daryl, Derek, Dallas, Brendan and Owen ; as well as Great-Grandchildren Cheyenne, Madison, Zach, Airlie, Milo, Ashlyn, Brayden, Blake and Scarlett. Sue was a wonderful baker who will be remembered for her delicious shortbread and her special ham buns. For herself, she loved to feast on kimchi, tuna sushi, and rice. She will be missed. Sue was born in Fanny Bay on Vancouver Island. Her family had to resettle in the Japanese Internment camp in New Denver when she was 8 years old. In later years she moved to Merritt. Grandma loved the Nicola Valley and her friendships, especially her newest family at The Florentine. Her table mates Olga, Dorothy, & Fay made meal times most enjoyable. Thank you Sai, Suzy, and Peggy for being there for her. A big thank you to the doctors, nurses, and staff at Nicola Valley Hospital. We were all grateful for your kindness and compassion. There will be no service at her request. Financial or blood donations in her memory may be made to Canadian Blood Services.

You left us beautiful memories, Your love is still our guide, and though we cannot see you you’re always at our side.

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Coldwater Indian Band Job Posting HOMEMAKER POSITION DESCRIPTION: Reporting to Social Development Coordinator, the Homemaker is responsible for providing homemaking services to clients. Specific Duties and Responsibilities: Homemaking includes: â&#x20AC;˘ General cleaning and organization of rooms, laundry, disposing of garbage; â&#x20AC;˘ Scheduling and providing transportation to medical appointments; â&#x20AC;˘ Monitoring of members health and medications, providing grocery lists, and preparation of food when necessary. The Homemaker maintains daily records of service, informs Social Development Coordinator of client emergencies and follows a schedule. Requirements of Homemaker Position: â&#x20AC;˘ Access to reliable vehicle and current driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license â&#x20AC;˘ Criminal Record Checks â&#x20AC;˘ Experience working with First Nation Community â&#x20AC;˘ Grade 12 Education preferred with Food Safe/ First Aid Level 1 â&#x20AC;˘ Up to date on Immunizations & TB test â&#x20AC;˘ Home Care Attendant Certificate would be an asset (different than Resident Care Aid Certificate) 35 Hour Work Week Deadline for submissions: July 19, 2019 at 4:30PM Please forward Resume with a Cover letter to: Shawn Bob, Social Development Coordinator Email: sbob@coldwaterband.org 2249 Quilchena Ave, Merritt, BC OR 301-230th Street, Coldwater Reserve

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HOW CAN I APPLY?

Contract our Services Officer at Royal Canadian Legion 096 - 1940 Quilchena Ave.Merritt, B.C. Telephone 250-378-5631 Open – Tuesday through Saturday from 1 pm until 7 pm

Theresa Arnold, Publisher - Merritt Herald • publisher@merrittherald.com • 250-378-4241

Generally speaking, we offer two avenues of assistance: 1. Assistance with Disability Claims through Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) 2. Emergency Financial Assistance through the Poppy Fund

LOGAN LAKE DELIVERY WILL CEASE AS OF JULY 12, 2019

The Legion’s Veteran support services has been a pillar of the organization since it was founded in 1926. Our services are offered free-of-charge to all Veterans and their families regardless of whether or not they are members of the Legion.

Our sister paper Kamloops This Week will be continuing delivery to Logan Lake area. We will still be offering advertising assistance through the Merritt Herald.

NEED HELP? That’s what the Legion was established to do.

JULY 11 WILL BE THE LAST ISSUE.

VETERAN SUPPORT & SERVICES

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British Columbia/Yukon Division

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The Merritt Herald is sorry to inform the public that as of July 12, 2019 the Merritt Herald will no longer be delivering to Logan Lake.

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Offer(s) available on select new 2019 models through participating dealers to qualified retail customers who take delivery from May 1 to 31, 2019. Dealers may sell or lease for less. Some conditions apply. See dealer for complete details. Vehicles shown may include optional accessories and upgrades available at extra cost. All offers are subject to change without notice. All pricing includes delivery and destination fees up to $1,785, $22 AMVIC, $100 A/C charge (whereB.C. applicable). Excludes taxes, licensing, PPSA, registration, insurance, variable dealer administration fees, fuel-fill charges up to $100 and down payment (if applicable and unless otherwise specified). #880-8th Street,Kamloops, Other lease and financing options also available. AJAC is an association of prestigious professional journalists, writers, photographers and corporate members whose goal is to ensure factual and ethical reporting about the Canadian automobile industry. ∑Please note that your vehicle may not be equipped with all features described. This also applies to safety-related systems and functions. None of the features we describe are intended to replace the driver’s responsibility to exercise due care while driving and are not a substitute for safe driving practices. Some features may have technological limitations. For additional information regarding the various features, including their limitations and restrictions, please refer to your vehicle’s Owner’s Manual. ΩApple, the Apple logo, CarPlay and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. Google, Google Play, Google Maps and Android Auto are trademarks of Google Inc. Google Maps ©2019 Google. ^Celebration Bonus/Car of the Year Bonus is available on the purchase or lease of a qualifying new and unregistered model from an authorized Kia dealer in Canada between May 1 and 31, 2019. Celebration Bonus of $1,000 is available on the models as follows: 2019 Forte, 2019 Soul, 2019 Sportage 2019 Sorento; Car of the Year Bonus of $2,000 is available on eligible 2019 Stinger and 2018 Stinger models. Celebration Bonus/Car of the Year Bonus is combinable with other retail incentives and will be deducted from the negotiated price before taxes. No cash surrender value and cannot be applied to past transactions. Some restrictions apply. Please see dealer for full details. Offer is subject to change without notice. ΦFinancing offers available only on select new models to qualified customers on approved credit (OAC). Representative Financing Example: Finance a new 2019 Sorento 2.4L LX FWD (SR75AK) with a selling price of $29,202 at 0.99% for 84 months for Gordon Nuttall Judge Gyger Justin Sommerfeldt Ashley Harriott Luc(OAC), Pouliotte a total number of 364 weekly payments of $79 with $1,500 down. Cost of borrowing is $969, includes a $1,000 Celebration Bonus. ≠Lease offer is only available on select new models to qualified customers on approved credit. Representative Leasing Example: Lease offer available on approved credit on the new 2019 Forte EX Product Sales Advisor IVT (FO843K)/2019 Sportage LX FWD (SP751K) with a selling price of $22,752/$27,202 includes $1,000 Celebration Bonus based on a total number of 208/260 weeklyManager payments of $52/$64 forFinance 60 months atManager 1.99%/3.49% with $0 security deposit,Advisor $2,020/$2,825 down Product payment and Advisor first payment due atProduct lease inception. Total lease obligation is $10,909/$16,740 with the option to purchase at the end of the term for $10,001/$9,513. Lease has 16,000 km/year allowance (other packages available and $0.12/km for excess kilometres). ‡Model shown Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price for 2019 Sorento SX (SR75JK)/2019 Sportage SX Turbo (SP757K)/2019 Forte EX Limited (FO847K) is $45,165/$39,595/$28,065. °Unlimited roadside assistance is only applicable on 2017 models and onward. For more information on our 5-year warranty coverage, visit kia.ca or call us at 1-877-542-2886. Information in this advertisement is believed to be accurate at the time of printing. Kia is a trademark of Kia Motors Corporation.

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