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NO CRABBY FACES HERE The second annual Rotary Club of Merritt Crab Fest was a huge success raising $33,000 before expenses. That amount surpasses last year’s total by $8,000. Proceeds from the event will go to the Merritt Cinema Society to put toward its movie theatre project and to the food bank for its children’s nutrition program. In total, 680 pounds of crab was cooked for the event. There were 287 people in attendance for the event, which was held at the Civic Centre on May 10. Last year’s event cost about $12,500 in expenses. Michael Potestio/Herald

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Merrittonians will have a chance to meet with dual Olympian Clara Hughes next week as she stops in at the Civic Centre on her cross-Canada bike tour to break the stigma around mental health issues. Hughes is the spokesperson for Bell Canada’s Let’s Talk campaign, which Clara’s Big Ride supports. The 41-year-old Manitoban athlete also has

a personal connection to the cause: she has struggled with depression. The accomplished cyclist and speedskater will speak at the Merritt event on Tuesday evening after she arrives in Merritt from Hope. The event kicks off at 5 p.m. with a performance by the Nicola Valley Community Band and features a hotdog barbecue meal for $5 and a silent auction. Local entertainers and speakers will follow,

and Hughes will speak between 7:15 and 7:45 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit Nicola Family Therapy, which offers counselling services to families, individuals and couples in the Nicola Valley. Nicola Family Therapy counsellor and “community champion” for the event MJ Berezan said while the event has been plenty of work to organize, there has also been plenty of support for the cause. However, Berezan said

she and other organizers are still looking for volunteers and auction prizes, and anyone interested can call her at Nicola Family Therapy at 378-9222. “We’d like to give her a good welcome and support the cause,” Berezan said. Nicola Family Therapy’s main mandate is to provide counselling to women and children affected by domestic violence, and they also have contracts with the Ministry of Children and Family Development and

one with NVIT. People who fall under those contracts can access counselling services for free. However, counsellors occasionally see people who can’t afford the fee-forservice rate and who don’t fall under the contracts for services, Berezan said. The money raised at Tuesday’s event will go toward filling that service gap. “Any money that we raise is going to help us to continue to provide services

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New group aims to rethink the cool Red Rising Collective launches sobriety workshops By Emily Wessel

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Three Merrittonians are among a group of five young, indigenous people who are rethinking the cool when it comes to how youth perceive sobriety. The group, known as Red Rising Collective, had its official launch on May 2 and is now open for bookings. They’re already planning to facilitate workshops in indigenous communities throughout B.C. and in Alberta. Each member of the group has a different perspective on substance use and sober living — from her or his own experience with substances to living with the effects of others’ substance use. The idea was hatched by Merrittonians Helen Knott and Juanita Lindley, who discussed the idea of facilitating workshops about a year ago. However, both women were busy with other things such as school and work and so they couldn’t act on it. A year later, the two said they’re excited to see it finally go live. “[After] a couple hours of conversation, it just kind of snowballed,” Knott said, adding the timing was right so they went with it. Kwem Manuel is the third Nicola Valley contribution to the group, which is rounded out by Penticton’s Warren Hooley and

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Kyle Alec, whom Lindley had known for years and approached to join in. The group will facilitate workshops that are a day and a half long with the theme “rethink the cool,” which Knott said aims to get people to shift their perception when it comes to substance-free living. “There’s always this stigma or resistance when it comes to sobriety. It’s looking at that and saying, ‘Why can’t substancefree living be the social norm?’” Knott said. The first day is a halfday, during which the group does team-building and icebreakers with participants. The second, full day workshop will see partici-

pants go through different phases of their perception of sobriety via different facilitation techniques and activities. The first phase is looking at living in and with addiction, and the second phase examines the moment of change, Knott said. “We’re going to be looking at relevant pieces from all of our journeys, so what happens when you choose to change,” Knott said. “Kwem, being young, is going to look at bullying and peer pressure. For me, it was indigenous history and learning about who I was in order to feel strong in moving forward.” The third phase is maintaining sober living

and what life looks like in the present. “It’s about how to keep being awesome, because we have a pretty rad group,” Knott said. The workshop is geared toward people aged 12 to 23 and is open to both urban and rural communities. Lindley has a bachelor’s degree in chemical addictions and Knott will graduate this year from NVIT’s social work program. Alec is a DJ and has some facilitator training, as does Manuel, Lindley said, adding they’re the youngest members of the group and will help create a bridge between the panel and the people they’re working with.

“And Warren’s an amazing facilitator,” Lindley said. “He’s got training up the yin-yang for facilitation.” “We create a well-balanced group,” Knott said. The group is sponsored by Scw’exmx Child and Family Services, which funded startup costs such as logo design, T-shirts, and website development, among other startup costs. They also have a Facebook page that they’ll be using for outreach, Lindley said. The group plans to finish its summer speaking tour in the community that started it all. “When we finish off the tour, we’re finishing it off here,” Knott said. “This is home base.”

Event aims to break down stigma around mental health From Page 1 “A high percentage of the people that we work with are also dealing with mental health issues, whether it’s anxiety or

depression or a combination of. It gives us a little more leeway.” In the foyer at the Civic Centre, there will be a display area with information from Nicola

Valley agencies related to mental health services. The next morning, Hughes will speak at an assembly at Merritt Secondary School before heading off to Kelowna.

In total, Hughes will ride 12,000 kilometres and speak in dozens of communities across Canada to raise awareness of mental health issues.

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New tourism guide unveiled Merritt and the Nicola Valley have unveiled the 2014 Travel Experiences Guide as one of the first steps of a major tourism branding and marketing initiative designed to attract more visitors from around the world to this beautiful part of the Thompson Okanagan region. The guide is the result of a partnership between the Merritt Herald, City of Merritt, Tourism Nicola Valley, and the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA). The compelling 56-page publication showcases Merritt and the Nicola Valley’s unique features and attractions. It incorporates leading-edge tourism marketing approaches, including the Canadian Tourism Commission’s ‘EQ’ (Explorer Quotient) marketing program and the Thompson Okanagan Regional Tourism Strategy. Ten thousand guides will be distributed through Visitor Centres across British Columbia, and an electronic copy will be available on the Merritt Herald, City of Merritt, and Tourism Nicola Valley websites, and at visitmerritt.ca. The guide offers information about Merritt and the Nicola

Valley’s attractions and activities including fishing, boating, mountain biking, hiking, geocaching, horseback riding, heritage sites, golfing, ATVing, farmers markets, First Nations culture, rodeos, crosscountry skiing, snowmobiling, and camping. It also gives details about Merritt’s status as “the Country Music Capital of Canada.” The guide is the first product of the Merritt and Nicola Valley tourism development project launched last year. A main part of the project is ongoing development of a strong tourism brand, with the strategic directions for the brand having been identified through local workshops, online surveys and open houses. The branding process will conclude soon. “The new Travel Experiences Guide really shows best practices in community partnerships. All four organizations contributed a great deal to the project,” TOTA’s community development specialist Simone Carlysle-Smith said. “This new Merritt and Nicola Valley guide and the overall branding process are showcasing how a smaller community can build more local capacity to develop, market and grow its

tourism industry.” “This Merritt and Nicola Valley tourism project is demonstrating impressive advances in how a community can carry out first-class tourism marketing,” TOTA President and CEO

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SANITARY SEWER FLUSHING The City of Merritt Public Works Department would like to remind residents that it is that time of year again for our annual maintenance program for sewer flushing and camera work. We apologize for any inconvenience and your patience is greatly appreciated. If you have had any problems with your toilet bubbling up in the past it is recommended that you place a towel or saran wrap over your bowl and put the lid down. Also, if you experience any foul smelling odour it is advised to run a little water through the household’s sinks and bathtubs. This is scheduled to begin on April 14 and run until about May 30th approximately.

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Telus is bringing faster Internet speeds to homes and businesses around Merritt this year as it will invest $1.4 million to enhance its local wireless network. The company is upgrading its wireless sites located at its central office in town and its other location on Iron Mountain, Telus general manager for the Kamloops/ Cariboo region Bert Braybrook said. “Both of those will be getting increased capacities on the LTE network,� Braybrook said, noting that 4G LTE is one of the fastest data transfer networks Telus has to offer. The upgrade means Merrittonians will have greater access to 4G LTE, Braybrook said. It also means higher volumes can be handled while NICOLA VALLEY

Kamloops writer reads tonight at library The Merritt Library is hosting Kamloops author Dennis Robertson tonight at 6 p.m. Robertson will be reading from and discussing his book Crackers ... Come Hear. The book chronicles the adventures (and misadventures) of the true story of Robertson’s relationship with his hearingassist dog named Crackers. For more than 14 years, Crackers’ ears were Robertson’s as the little dog with big ears alerted the author to sounds he would have otherwise missed because of his hearing loss.

maintaining the coverage of Telus’ service area in Merritt. Locals can expect speeds on their wireless devices to be similar to what they’d expect on their computers at home, he said. At Nicola Lake, Telus is increasing the capacity of its the current 3G network, and in Logan Lake there will be upgrades to wireless LTE services, Braybrook said. He said supply and demand was a key factor for investing $1.4 million in Merritt. “The demand in Merritt is pretty high right now, so we want to make sure that we invest to allow the amount of services that the community’s requiring available to them,� Braybrook said. Telus recently added a fourth technician in Merritt to keep up with the demand on their services in the area, Braybrook said. One service Telus will not

be offering in Merritt from this upgrade is Optik TV. That will still be unavailable in Merritt, but residents can expect to see improvements in their wireless connection and speeds by the fall. In neighbouring Kamloops, Telus is investing $12 million to upgrade its wireless 4G LTE network. These investments are part of Telus investing $2.8 billion in British Columbia between now and the end of 2016. In B.C. this year, Telus is spending $1.2 billion as part of the final year of a threeyear plan that began in 2012. On May 5, Telus committed to spending an additional $1.6 billion in the province between 2015 and 2016. The investment aims to increase Internet connectivity and capacity in urban and rural places, build infrastructure and bring 4G LTE to more B.C. communities.

day May 25 The Thompson-Nicola Regional District has set its dates for its $20 dump days and hazardous waste roundups for 2014. Merritt residents can bring up to $20 worth of waste for free to the Lower Nicola Eco-Depot on Sunday, May 25. The event is for residential use only; regular tipping fees apply to commercial, business and municipal loads. Toxic, corrosive, reactive or ignitable materials can be safely disposed of at the household hazardous waste roundup on Sunday, May 25 at the parking lot of the Merritt Civic Centre. This event is also intended for residential waste only and no commercial or business waste will be accepted. Visit tnrd.ca for more information.

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BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centers Annual General Meeting

Please reference June 7th/14 BCAAFC is having their annual general meeting June Performer 6-8th/2014, and the Conayt Friendship Centre in Merritt request when B.C. is looking for Aboriginal Talent to perform at the sending info to banquet on the night of Saturday June 7th. This is an open call for all Aboriginal Performers.

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HERALD OPINION Farmland holy war falls flat By Tom Fletcher BLACK PRESS tfletcher@blackpress.ca

VICTORIA – The NDP’s holy war against changes to the Agricultural Land Reserve got nastier last week, as it became clear it was defenders of the status quo who were being mowed down. Ever since legislation was tabled to divide the ALR into two zones, with greater emphasis on social and economic needs to help viability of farms in the Kootenay, Interior and North regions, almost all the protest has been from unaffected areas. And much of it depends on emotion rather than fact. In the legislature, Nanaimo MLA Leonard Krog rose to praise the late Dave Stupich, who birthed the ALR sacred cow as agriculture minister in 1973. Krog likened Stupich to the Biblical Daniel for his bravery in preserving farmland for our children’s children. Cowichan Valley MLA Bill Routley did his signature “jiggery pokery” routine, this time accusing cabinet minister Bill Bennett of being “giddy” at the prospect of paying off his friends with development land. Before he gets too jiggery outside the protection of the legislative chamber, he would be well advised to find some evidence. Stikine MLA Doug Donaldson, who at least represents an area being given broader latitude for secondary uses on farmland, warned of drought in California. The history of this is currently a hot topic in the quasi-religious climate change debate. Meanwhile in the real British Columbia, life and farming go on under the existing farmland protection regime.

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Vending machine pot in Vancouver Emily Wessel Merritt MUSINGS Vancouver’s reputation as a “green” city keeps growing. You may have heard about the city’s new pot vending machine, the first of its kind in Canada. The machine is available to customers at the B.C. Pain Society’s Commercial Drive dis-

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pensary. The “Green Machine” is located in the members’ area (separated from the public area by a waisthigh fence) and to get access to it, you need a signed doctor’s note to get a dispensary membership card. It’s not as simple as going into the building and plunking some change in until you’re at $50 for a half-ounce bag of Master Kush or Cotton Candy, dispensary brass says. Two former gumball machines dispense smaller pot quantities for $4 or $6, but it is not known how “secure” those machines are.

The vending machine debuted last Wednesday, but Vancouver was beat out for the first North American pot vending machine title by a Colorado dispensary in 2012. Those who fear the reefer will probably question the machine’s integrity against a hammer or crowbar, but I digress. These days, you can buy all kinds of goodies from vending machines. In Germany, you can buy beer at a vending machine. In the U.S., you can buy iPods from those huge Apple vending machines in mega-malls. In Japan, you can get

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everything from movies to books to cigarettes to much stranger things, which Google can direct you to. Cigarettes are available at vending machines in countries around the world. They tend to be located in age-restricted places and laws prohibit them from being purchased by minors, but still, many European countries are banning them. Though they have their problems, namely when they eat your money and that they can’t check ID, vending machines are getting more and more convenient — especially cashless ones. The timing of this

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vending machine in Vancouver is interesting as well: it sprung up shortly after new legislation says medical pot can only be legally purchased from a network of large-scale companies that produce pot and are approved by Health Canada. For now, medical marijuana users are getting their green and capitalizing on a legal grey area wherein Vancouver police won’t make raiding dispensaries a priority despite the fact this is technically illegal because they’re more interested in catching violent criminals and drug dealers than busting people who complain of chronic pain.

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YOUR OPINION Judging travel guide by the covers, it’s good Dear Editor, I picked up the Merritt Travel Experience Guide booklet. I thought the cover and back page of Merritt, the Nicola Valley was well done and advertised Merritt — a beautiful cover. I am sure it will impress our visitors to our city. Yvonne Cressy Merritt

The largest ALR exclusion in B.C. history took a big step forward last week, as a federal-provincial review panel issued its report on the Site C dam proposed for the Peace River. The panel noted that the dam would flood 2,775 hectares of farmland, representing all seven categories of soil quality. Opponents use a figure about twice that size, as if all the affected land was farmable. The panel accepted

that this land, including the small amount of micro-climate bottom land, represents 0.2 per cent of the Peace region’s farm receipts. I would add that’s because what is farmed at all is mostly growing hay, which requires minimum capital and labour. “It has potential, to be sure, but its unique and irreplaceable contribution would be for those labour-intensive crops like vegetables, which are not remotely practical in a labour-short region,” the report states. We have to bring in

Mexican guest workers to get vegetable and fruit crops off in the Fraser Valley and Okanagan. For a five-month growing season in the bush outside Fort St. John? This is a classic example of the religious fervor that replaces reason among the southern faithful of the ALR. And how is the status quo working? Summerland council just voted to swap 80 hectares of flat farmland for 90 hectares further away in the Summerland Hills. The town is on restricted lakeshore terrain and the

In the Thursday, May 1 edition of the Merritt Herald, the name of the South Kamloops Secondary rugby team was incorrectly stated. The name of the team is the Titans.

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council wants to increase its urban zone, using the community need provisions that are enhanced by the current legislative amendments. This was after a loud demonstration organized with the help of a fake grassroots protest machine called LeadNow, complete with slick signs and website. (LeadNow also helped round up anti-pipeline protesters this past weekend.) The media were fooled as usual, but not Summerland council. LeadNow has moved on to lining up people to flood

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FIRE AWAY Tolko’s Mike Ruzic tests a fire extinguisher under the watchful eye of Merritt Fire Rescue Department training officer Carl Johnston. The Merritt Fire Rescue Department was on hand at Tolko on May 9 for a fire extinguisher demonstration during North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) week from May 4 to 10. The mill hosted a barbecue for all its employees dished up by the Centennials booster club to wrap up a week of NAOSH events, which included a man-lift demonstration, safety quizzes and a colouring contest for employees’ kids. Emily Wessel/Herald

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the Agricultural Land Commission with form letters and petitions against Summerland’s plan. The B.C. Agriculture Council, whose board first supported and then objected to the ALR amendments, has clarified its objections. It wants flexibility for secondary uses extended to the prime farmland zones of the Okanagan, Fraser Valley and southern Vancouver Island. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @tomfletcherbc

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MFRD wildfire plan update www.merrittherald.com dependent on grant By Michael Potestio THE HERALD

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A $15,000 grant is all that separates the Merritt Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) from updating its wildfire protection plan. Fire chief Dave Tomkinson told the Herald the guiding document pertains to fuel management within city limits and public education, such as how to promote the Fire Smart program in Merritt. The updated plan would also address how to prepare for managing fire fuels if the city expands its borders. The MFRD recently applied for a community wildfire protection plan grant from the Union of B.C. Municipalities (UBCM). The application required council to pass a resolution in support of the activities included in the grant and be willing to undertake the management of the planning project. At the regular city council meeting on April 22, council

agreed to support the protection plan and the application for funding through UBCM. The grant will cover half the cost of rewriting the protection plan up to a total of $15,000. The cost of the proposed planning project is $30,000. The remaining $15,000 is included in the 2014 fire department budget. “This would be updating the existing plan to take into account some of the changes in the community and some of the work that’s been done out in the interface area that we have,� financial services manager Ken Ostraat told council. He also said the expense wouldn’t move forward without a successful grant application. Ostraat said it is not a guarantee the city receives the grant if they submit the application. Tomkinson told the Herald that in the event their application is not successful, there is another application intake in the fall which they would try. Tomkinson said a lot of the

work in the plan has been completed and the fire department is now in a phase of maintenance. “We had one of the first — if not the first — community wildfire plan[s] in the province back in 2006, but now that the topography has changed so to speak, we’re in a maintenance phase and we just need to plan for the future,� Tomkinson said. “What are we going to have to do? How often? What’s the frequency? Is prescribed burning the best method? Can we look at other methods of controlling some of these wildland fuels? We’ll be looking at specifically city-owned pieces of land and how we can manage them with respect to fuels,� Tomkinson said. “It’s like any time you have any operational guideline or any policy or procedure. It should be reviewed at certain intervals and it’s just taken us a little longer than we’d like to get it back on to the table, and that’s why we brought it forward, so it doesn’t get lost,� Tomkinson said.

Conayt Friendship Society Board of Directors invite you to attend our Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Conayt Friendship Society ~ 2164 Quilchena Ave All members and community welcome! Only individuals with current memberships can vote or be nominated.

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$20 Dump Day at the Lower Nicola Eco-Depot On Sunday, May 25th the TNRD is holding $20 Dump Day at the Lower Nicola Eco-Depot (2348 Woodward Rd in Lower Nicola) from 8am-4pm. Residents can bring in any mix of waste and TNRD will pay for $20 of the load. Unit rates still apply to some items (couches/mattresses=$10 each, single mattress/chair=$5 each, Freon Appliances (fridge, air conditioners, freezers, water coolers) = $15, tire on rim = $5. All other waste is charged at $60/metric tonne on the scale (~6 cents/kilogram). Residents only, no commercial/business loads allowed.

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HIV tests to be offered to all adults By Tom Fletcher BLACK PRESS tfletcher@blackpress.ca

VICTORIA – Routine HIV-AIDS testing is being offered once every five years to all B.C. residents aged 18-70, building on infection control efforts that have been recognized around the world in reducing disease transmission and death. B.C.’s “Treatment as Prevention” strategy has proven so effective in pilot programs in Vancouver and Prince George that the government is extending its outreach efforts across the province. Routine testing of pregnant women has all but eliminated mother-child transmission, and antiviral therapies have cut the death toll of AIDS by 90 per cent since 1996. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall said going beyond identified risk groups

Nurse Claire Madill prepares to take blood samples for HIV testing from Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall, Health Minister Terry Lake and Dr. Julio Montaner, director of the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV-AIDS. Tom Fletcher/Black Press

has proven effective in finding infected people in time to provide effective drug treatment. The treatment not only extends life to a nearly normal lifespan, it also prevents most transmission of the virus once the patient is being treated.

director of the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV-AIDS, said the United Nations continues to use B.C. as a model for its global effort to eliminate the disease. “Back in 1995 we used to have one person or more dying per

“These guidelines hold the promise that by expanding HIV testing as we have done, we will be taking another great step towards potentially eliminating HIV in the province of British Columbia,” Kendall said. Dr. Julio Montaner,

day at St. Paul’s Hospital alone, every year because of HIV and AIDS,” Montaner said. “Today, my [physician] residents don’t know what that looks like. We virtually have eliminated death from HIV.” Health Minister Terry Lake said the program is funded with $19.9 million a year, and is recognized as an investment in prevention that saves the province money as well as improving individual well-being for patients. Information for health-care providers on the new testing guidelines is available at a new website, HIVguide. ca. Doctors will continue to offer HIV-AIDS tests to patients of any age who present with new or worsening medical conditions that require lab tests, show symptoms of HIV infection, are pregnant or if they request an HIV test.

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Spring brings fond memories of cross-border fruit picking JEANETTE MCMASTER In FRIENDSHIP Many years ago, when I was just a little girl, our Syilx (Okanagan) people from Upper Nicola would go across the border to pick strawberries. There used to be a big bus that would arrive at the reserve to pick up the people who were hired as pickers for the fruit farmers. Our people would have their suitcases packed and ready to go. My mom Lizette used to pack a small suitcase so as not to take up space. Elders like Josephine Michel from Quilchena used to love going across the border. I can

still remember her. She wore a long skirt with a blouse that had long sleeves too. She also wore a straw hat. That was Josephine’s signature attire. When the suitcases were loaded on top of the big bus, we were ready to travel. Everyone had a lunch packed for the journey, which was good. Mom made sandwiches with beef and packed some fruit like apples or an orange. The bus driver would announce each stop where people could use the public washrooms. He also told us to be sure to have the proper change to use the toilets. My mom had her change purse with nickels, which was the cost to use the toilets. Today, I sort of laugh to myself about the nickels just to use the toilets.

It is a great wonder that no one stole the money from those toilet doors as there was a slot in which the nickel was deposited. Of course, back then, no one ever stole anything from anyone. Not like these days. The driver would stop at a nice place for us to have our lunches, then carry on. When we arrived at the camp, the boss would give each one the key to their cabin. The cabins were very clean, there was a wood stove, a small table and chairs, one big bed and one small bed. There was no running water though. We used the public pump, which served everyone. There was also a big public washroom with showers. There was a place to do your laundry too. The days of picking strawberries would begin two days after

our arrival. This gave each one of us an opportunity to buy groceries or whatever was needed. Then it was picking time. The rows of strawberries were very long. At the end of each row, someone was there to punch your tickets. Each punch hole was a big basket. At the end of the week was payday. Mom would gather her tickets and bring them to the office, then she would get her pay. The owners of the strawberry fields always used their buses to take the people to the city to buy things. I remember the big city of Yakima, Wash. Oh my, the stores were so high, they were made of glass. A movie was 25 cents for a child. My dad and mom would take me to see Roy Rogers and his horse. I hope you enjoyed this journey into the

past. Proverbs ch. 31; verse 25: Strength and honour are her clothing and she shall rejoice in times to come. As always in friendship, Jeanette McMaster

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MSS auto shop gets equipment From Page 2 For the next two years, Murray GM is covering the maintenance costs for the van, Fenton said. Antonenko said the new vehicle brings long-term stability and reliability for volunteers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This vehicle is going to last another 15 years, and it just really lets them focus on what the core value of the food bank is, which is helping the needy, and not worrying about the mechanical side of it,â&#x20AC;? Antonenko said. He said for most food banks, transportation can be a struggle, even in bigger markets. The auto shop at Merritt Secondary School is benefiting from a donation from Highland Valley Copper as well.

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junior level exploration with fees,” Bennett said. “That’s certainly my goal, that they wouldn’t be charged any fees, but we’re going to have to see where this settles out.” Placer mining has come a long way from its roots in the waves of gold fever that swept over the Fraser Canyon, the Cariboo and the Klondike in Yukon. Larger placer mines can expect to pay for licensing and regulatory costs of their industry, as forest and other industries do on Crown land, Bennett said. When the fees were proposed in February, the industry response was swift and negative. NDP mines critic Scott Fraser said he

was getting letters as soon as the legislation was presented, and small operators were the most worried. “They’ll get hit by this, and according to them, they’ll be pushed right off their claims,” Fraser said. The larger picture of B.C. mining remains bright, Bennett said. Red Chris copper and gold mine is set to open this summer with the completion of a new electrical transmission line to northwestern B.C. Copper Mountain near Princeton and Mount Milligan north of Prince George are up and producing metal ore, adding to mine activity that has tripled in terms of value to the economy

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Stand up straight and don’t slouch!

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ing are quite high. The best way to deal with this situation is to take breaks and stretch during the entire day. Try getting up and moving about every 20 to 30 minutes. Stretching will help keep your muscles in good order for good posture. 2. Sit on the front edge of a chair while your feet are on the floor. Put a pillow or cushion in between your knees and squeeze for a few seconds while at the same time raising your

head and pushing your shoulder blades back. Do this over and over, at least 10 times. 3. Stand up against a wall while keeping your back straight. Your heels should be about four inches away from the wall. While your arms are hanging down to your sides with your palms facing forward, use your abdominal muscles to push your low back towards the wall. Now slowly bring your neck and back of your head to the wall by tucking

nique is to bring your teeth together in a gentle manner, tuck your chin in, and then slowly glide your head backwards without tilting it backward. Do

your chin towards your chest. Hold onto the position for about 20 seconds. Do this again at least three times. 4. Sit on a chair and place your feet flat on the floor. With both hands, pull your head downward, but not too hard. Only pull in a gentle manner such that you feel the muscles stretch in your lower neck and upper back. Repeat this at least three times and hold each position for about 20 seconds. 5. The next tech-

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GWEN RANDALL-YOUNG Psychology FOR LIVING The hardest pain to carry in life may be the one we create within our own mind. The deepest hurts, notwithstanding loss of loved ones, invariably result when we feel someone has not lived up to our expectations. They have not loved, respected, or cared for us as we wish they might have. We yearn for that fulfillment to come, like a cat waiting for someone to fill up her food dish. We feel a void inside, and keep focusing on that emptiness. We feel sad it is there, and look to someone else to fill that void. It may be a parent, partner, friend or even an employer. When it does not come, there is a feeling of disappointment, sadness, and perhaps bitterness along with feelings of lesser worth. Unfortunately, the

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reason another does not fill this void in the way we would like is because they do not know how. They have their own inner void. We are all moving along a healing path, after all. The love, respect and caring we crave needs to come from within anyway. If we truly love and honour ourselves, with compassionate patience, we fill the inner void. Then we are free to simply love others, without expecting anything in return. This is the unconditional loving that returns a hundredfold. Waiting for others to do this for us creates pain. Resenting them for not having done it in the past creates bitterness. Pain and bitterness reside in our own hearts: we are hurting ourselves. If we no longer want the hurt,

we must give up the idea of changing what is outside of ourselves. Instead, we just release the pain and bitterness. That’s it. As soon as we choose to let go of the pain and bitterness we have chosen as the response to life events, the hurting stops. Forgiveness does not mean that the hurtful acts of others are OK. Forgiveness means that we are no longer going to hold others responsible for the pain and bitterness we have been carrying in relation to them. We may not understand

their actions, or why it is they cannot change. We recognize the pain as our way of blaming them for not being who we want them to be. Forgiveness means that we see they are who they are, and we are free to choose a less painful response. We may love them anyway, or decide to keep some distance. Either way, we no longer blame them for our unhappiness. This is letting go. Once we learn to let go, whether the person is in our lives or not, we have untied the knot that bound us together in negativity. Both feel the freedom. The irony, or the miracle, is that often once we have let go, the love we have always wanted begins to flow freely. Gwen Randall-Young is an author and award-winning psychotherapist.

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The big thing on the news as I am writing this is the lost plane. Where is it? What happened to the 239 passengers on this plane?

to do with what is going on in Russia? I don’t know but both came up at the same time in the same part of the world.

Just think of the expense and work going into this save these people. This makes me think of what happened many years ago when this world fell into sin and how the Creator, Himself, came to this world as a seed in a virgin to save us. He was born in a barn, had a very rough start. What a price He paid for leaving Heaven. He left the peace and plenty to come to this world to save mankind from sin.

What is going on in Russia? I lived through the Hitler era and I see many similar things between Hitler and Putin. They both lust for power. Is that not one of he big problems in the world? Power and money. There are many Russians living in the countries around Russia. Putin is visiting there as an exercise to liberate them. Who has the power to stop him?

When we read in the Word about This is what made Hitler so all He went through, not because He important. He was good to his people had to, but because He wanted to. and they fought for him, believing that He willingly died on the cross to save they would have a better life. Hitler people like you and me. went into Russia because he needed Now, in present day, we are near their oil. Similarly, if the European the end of time. Daniel said that countries get tough with Putin, he will there would be a time of trouble. cut off the oil to them for much of it comes from Russia. Look where we are today. Does this lost plane have anything

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End of the line for boys rugby seasons By Michael Potestio

forward by his team but ultimately the season was disappointing. He said their goal was to make provincials, and repeat as league champions. “We came up incredibly short,” Lancaster said. “What it boiled down to for us was a lack of commitment. Guys quit early, guys weren’t coming out to practice,” Lancaster said. He said the senior boys’ team should have easily won the league. He also said he feels bad for their core group of players, who were let down by those who weren’t committed to the team. “They’re the ones I feel the worst for because they invested so much and they worked their tails off and then they were let down by other guys not being there at practice, not making it to games,” Lancaster said.

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The senior boys’ rugby season came to an abrupt end on May 2 when the team fell 24-10 on the road to the Westsyde Whundas. The MSS Panthers were eliminated from playoffs in the league semi-final. MSS played the game shorthanded – 15 on 13 – missing Michael Peterson, Levi Loewen, Matt Parr and Grayson McMaster to other commitments. Coach JP Lancaster told the Herald that despite the loss, it was probably the best rugby game he’s seen at MSS. “We dominated probably 50 of the 60 minutes, but then playing shorthanded caught up with us at the end of both halves. We gave up a try at the end of the first half and then two tries at the end of the second half,” Lancaster said. The Whundas led 9-5 at the end of the first half, he said. Merritt’s tries were scored by Jesse Cunningham and their second was scored by Mitch Major. Lancaster said he’s happy with the effort put

Due to the St. Ann’s team folding, the junior Panthers home game back on April 29 versus the Norkam Saints counted as the league semifinal. The Panthers won definitively with a score of 19-10, earning them their trip to the city championship against South Kam, which they lost 51-0. In the junior boys’ game against Norkam, the opponents opened the scoring with a penalty kick through the uprights, but MSS responded with an unconverted try to lead 5-3 early in the first half. Back-toback tries had MSS up 19-3 in the second half before Norkam cut the lead down by seven points with a converted try late in the game. The victory was the Panthers’ first win on the field this season. They had one other win after St. Ann’s folded prior to a meeting against the Panthers. Michael Potestio/Herald

Junior boys forfeit Okanagan playoff

One player was cut during practice on Monday and received stitches; three others were out with injuries; one was sick and another recently quit the team. The loss of players meant the Panthers

Due to a thin roster, the junior boys rugby team was forced to forfeit the Okanagan quarterfinal scheduled to be played in Kelowna on Tuesday.

were unable to field a competitive team and had to forfeit, coach JP Lancaster told the Herald via email. He told the Herald that despite being a double-A sized school, the team played

exclusively in a triple-A league. “For us to make Okanagans at that level will only pay dividends when this group moves to [senior] and competes in AA [double-A],”

he stated in the email. To get to the Okanagans, the Panthers defeated the Norkam Saints in the league semi-final by a score of 19-10. The win advanced the team to the city championships where they simply could not overcome the South Kamloops Secondary Titans, losing the championship game by a score of 51-0.

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WEEK 4 SCORES GR. 4-5 Blazers 3 Panthers 2 White Lightning 4 Blue Bandits 6 Red Devils 0 FSMFC 1 GR. 6-7 Whitecaps 3 GR. 8+

Blue Ice 3 Above: From left, Laila Sahota, Trevin Rooke and Will Pierce battle for possession of the ball during a youth soccer game at Diamond Vale on Saturday, May 10. Right: Five-year-old Sahota high-fives a teammate after scoring a goal. Michael Potestio/Herald

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Corps please contact us. Ellen 250-280-6944, Debra 250-2804086 or email at nlccventure@ gmail.com

CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY RELAY FOR LIFE There is still time to join and help us in the fight against cancer. Register for our May 31 event from noon to midnight at relayforlife.ca

THE VALLEY VISUAL ARTISTS VVA are pleased to invite everyone to their 20th Annual Show and Sale May 2 to 31.

NICOLA VALLEY FARMERS MARKET Nicola Valley Farmers Market 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. every Saturday rain or shine, in the parking lot beside the Baillie House. Come down and enjoy fresh home grown veggies, flowers, baking, arts and crafts made and grown here in our Nicola Valley. A great place to socialize and enjoy the day. Vendors call Market Manager: Lang Mackenzie 250-939-8605 or Sue 250-378-2031

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

BAILLIE HOUSE Fresh strawberry sale. Already chopped and ready to use or freeze. Pay by June 14. Call 250-378-0349 or email bailliehouse@shaw.ca

NICOLA VALLEY BETTER BREATHERS Next session is Wednesday, May 21 from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. at Trinity United Chruch. Speaker, Rhandean Lacktin, Community Representative, Philips Life Line, Kamloops. Topic Your Personal Safety - â&#x20AC;&#x153;Having a Life Lineâ&#x20AC;?..

THE MERRITT COMMUNITY CHOIR The Merritt Community Choir with guests, Community Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choir, Brecken Baillie and Strings Plus, will be sharing an evening of music on Thursday,

May 22 at 7 p.m at Trinity United Church on Quilchena. Admission is by donation at the door.

LOWER NICOLA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

learning more about knitting or crocheting in a friendly and welcoming setting? Come on down to Brambles Bakery Thursday evenings. Bring your yarn and needles and join in the fun.

Lower Nicola Community Association is having a pancake breakfast and yard sale at Smith Pioneer Park in Lower Nicola Sunday May 25, 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Cruiser and Vintage Car Club will be there. For more information call 250-378-8847 or 250-378-7266.

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Plant sale and exchange, Lilac Conspiracy, craft and art. May 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tables are free - to book a space call 378-0349

PATRICIA REBEKAH LODGE Is having a garage sale, Saturday, May 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the lawn bowling parking lot..

KNITWITS Love to knit or crochet? Or are you a novice interested in

The Valley Visual Arts (VVA) will be holding a weekly creative art session, in the artists room at the Art Gallery, every Thursday between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Everyone welcome to stop in and see their work.

Marvellous Mutts & Rehoming Merritt Branch, are always looking for foster families. If you would like to help by fostering a fur-kid, until they find a fur-ever home, please contact Margie at newbark_rescue@hotmail.com.

NV REMOTE CONTROL FLYER We are starting a new club in town for flying model aircraft. We fly at various locations around town. New members welcome. For more info, call Jack 250378-4371.

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

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

Positions now available for Senior-In-Training. Applicants must be 40 years or older. Qualifications include a willingness to have fun and enjoy the company of others. Contact Seniors Association at 250-3783763 for more information.

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250-378-5031 or 250-378-9894 NVCAC Meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm at The Art Gallery. 250-3786515 www.nvartscouncil.com N.V. Dirt Riders Association Last Wednesday 7 p.m. Garden Sushi Scott: 250-378-3502 N.V. Fall Fair Third Monday 7 p.m. 2145 Quilchena Ave. 250-378-5925 N.V. Fish & Game (except July and Aug.) Third Wednesday 7 p.m. 2236 Jackson Ave. 250-378-4572 or 250-378-4904 N.V. Heritage Society Last Wednesday - Baillie House 250-378-0349 N.V. Quilters Guild First & Third Thursdays Civic Centre 7 p.m. 250-378-4172 N.V. Search & Rescue Second Monday 7 p.m. at the airport - 250378-6769 N.V. Thrift Store First Tuesday NVGH basement 250-378-9100 N.V. Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Institute Second Wednesday - 1:30 p.m. For locations, 250-378-2536 One Way Krew Youth Group Tuesdays 7 - 8:30 p.m. Crossroads Community Church 250-378-2911 Pathfinders Mondays 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Central School - 250-936-8298 Patricia Rebekah Lodge Second & Fourth Mondays at 7 p.m. Lawn Bowling Club Rocky Mnt. Rangers Cadets Tuesdays 6 p.m. 250-378-1302 or 250572-3775

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Royal Canadian Legion #96 Executive Mtg. Second Thursday 6 p.m. - Regular Mtg. Fourth Thursday 7 p.m. 1940 Quilchena - 250-378-5631 Royal Purple First & Third Mondays 1:00 p.m. - Downstairs @ Elks Hall 250-378-6788 Rotary Club of Merritt Every Thursday - Noon Brambles Bakery Cafe. 250-378-5535 Sagebrush Spinners and Weavers Guild Tamarack Gardens every other Thursday at 11:00 AM Bev at 250-378-2787. Rotary Club of Merritt - Sunrise Every Tuesday - 7 a.m. Brambles Bakery Seniorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Mixed Curling Mondays & Tuesdays 1 - 3 p.m. 250-378-5539 Soup Bowl Tuesdays 11:30 - 1:00 p.m. Anglican Church Hall Sparks Mondays 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Central School - 250-315-7410 Teen Centre / Fireside Thursday & Friday 3:30-7:30 p.m. 250-378-5660 Valley Scrapbooking 250-936-8298 Valley Visual Artists General club information Fran McMurchy 250-378-4230 Vintage Car Club - Merritt Second Wednesday - 7:30 p.m. Anglican Church Hall Al 378-7402 Jack 378-2662 Ska-Lu-La Workshop Al - 250-378-7402 Ted - 250-378-4195

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CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS 250-378-4423 Merritt Duplicate Bridge Club Tuesdays 7 p.m. Seniorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Centre 250-378-5550 Merritt Elks Lodge Clubs Second & Fourth Wednesday 8 p.m. Elks Hall 250-378-9788 Merritt Lawn Bowling Sun., Tues., & Thurs. at 7 p.m. 2050 Merritt Ave. 250-378-2095 Merritt Lions Club First & Third Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Best Western - Hanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Golden Wok 250-378-9509 Merritt Moms Prenatal Post Natal Support group. Monday - Friday - 8:30 a.m. 250-378-2252 Merritt Mountain Biking Assoc. Wednesdays 6 p.m. - ride E: merrittbiking@yahoo.ca T: #merrittbiking Navy League Cadets of Canada Wednesdays 6 - 9 p.m. Cadet Hall - Ages 9-13 welcome 250-280-6944 Merritt Snowmobile Club Second Tuesday 7 p.m. Civic Centre 250-315-1082 Merrittâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Women in Business Second Wednesday 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Merritt Desert Inn 250-315-5851 Nicola Naturalist Society Third Thursday - 7:00 p.m. NVIT. www.nicolanaturalists.ca N.V. 4-H Club Second Tuesday - 6:30 p.m. Central School - 250-378-5028 Nicola Valley Better Breathers Third Wednesdays 1 p.m. Trinity United - 250-378-6266 N.V. Community Band Tuesdays 7 p.m - MSS Music Room

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Archery Practice Tuesday 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Gun Range Contact BJ Moore for more info 250-280-0304 Brownies Mondays 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Central School - 250-315-7410 Canadian Diabetes Association Once a month, 7 - 9 p.m. Trinity United Church Hall. Call Eva 250-378-2897 or Gerry at 250-378-3716 CMHA - Merritt Clubhouse Fireside Center - 2026 Granite Ave. Wed/Fri 9 am - 2:30 pm Shirley 250-378-5660 Central School Pac First Tuesday 7 p.m. Lunchroom - 250-378-4892 Community Choir Mondays 7 p.m. - Fall to Spring Collettville Elementary - 250-378-9899 Court Whist - Fun Game Wednesdays 7 p.m. at the Seniors Centre 250-378-2776 Drop-In Soccer Tuesdays & Thursdays: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Girls & Boys 16+ welcome 250-378-2530 Drop-In Volleyball Mondays 7 - 9 p.m. CMS. 250-378-6212. Girl Guides Wednesdays 5:30 -7:00 p.m. Central School - 250-936-8298 Ladiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Curling League Wednesdays 6 & 8 p.m. Call 250-378- 8175 or 250-378-4917 Living With Loss Support Group Wednesdays 7 to 8:45 p.m. 2025 Granite Ave. 250-280-4040 Merritt Curling Club For League Information

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

Phase 2 has started. Goal to reach $155,000 for design & architect fees

For more information call Rich Hodson 250-378-6794

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

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Help Wanted An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring experienced dozer and excavator operators, meals and lodging provided. Drug testing required. 1-(780)7235051. HAY FARM/RANCH: Caretaker wanted at Little Fort, BC. Duties include operating irrigation system, haying help, yard maintenance, etc. Some mechanical aptitude would be beneficial. Salary commensurate with experience, but we can train. Ideal for semi-retired farmer/rancher. Good housing available. Reply by email to: fschlueter@xplornet.ca or phone Frank at 250-456-2387 or 250-706-9005.

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PARTS & SERVICE PERSON required in Golden, BC at a Heavy Duty / Commercial Transport Mechanical Shop. This position is 8 hours per day, FULL TIME, evening shift Monday thru Friday 4:00 pm 12:30 am. We offer a benefit plan and invite you to become a member of our team. Rate of pay is competitive and will be negotiated based on your experience. Please email your resume and cover letter to manager@bnwcontracting.ca or via fax to 250-344-6622.

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Hospice Society First Aid for Grief When you think you can’t take it anymore, know that grief, with all its pain and heartache and turmoil, will not last forever. You do not have to conquer this alone. c/o 3451 Voght St., Merritt, B.C. V1K 1C6 Contact: 250-280-4040

Ian Douglas Sinclair January 1st 1942 - April 24th 2013 “The beer and the wurst were wonderful, but I was dying to be back in the South, where the livin’ was easy, where the fish were jumpin’, where the cotton grew high.” -Johnny Cash Ian Douglas Sinclair passed away peacefully in Merritt, BC with his loving daughter by his side.

A celebration of life will be held in honor of Doug in the The Fireside Centre in Spirit Square, Merritt, BC on Saturday, May 17th at 12 pm. Friends and Family are welcome to come and spend some time remembering and celebrating our dear friend, Doug. Refreshments and snacks will be available. If you have any questions please call, (250) 706-3692. In lieu of cards/Áowers please feel free to support the British Columbia Cancer Agency. www.bccancerfoundation.com

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Salmon Arm Crushing Ltd. had a White 2011 GMC Sierra Crew Cab Pick Up taken from the Days Inn in Kelowna, BC sometime between 6:30 pm May 11th and 6:00 am May 12th, 2014. Licence plate: DX2514 If you see this unit please contact us at 250-378-4176. Any assistance for having this vehicle returned is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Bruce Terkelsen

July 27, 1934 – May 7, 2014 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ernest Bruce Marius Terkelsen of North Saanich, British Columbia on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 due to heart failure complications. He will be eternally adored and remembered as a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather. Bruce is predeceased by his mother Joyce Terkelsen. He is survived by Kay, his loving wife and best friend of 54 years, son Guy Terkelsen (Maxine), daughter Kenna Bilek (Roman), and grandchildren Paul, Tyler, Colin, Samantha and Sarah and great-grandchildren Logan and Ella. Bruce enjoyed both a city and country upbringing, growing up in Burnaby, but spending many wonderful summers on the family farm in Armstrong where he developed his love for horses. In his teens and early adult years, he was an avid participant in many sports, as well as a volunteer coach. His love of sports was recognized in 2009 with an induction in the Burnaby Sports Hall of Fame for his South Burnaby high school senior basketball team’s 1953 provincial championship. Bruce was a loyal and respected 35-year member of the RCMP, joining directly after graduation. During his muchloved police career, he was stationed in various locations throughout BC, including Kamloops, Armstrong, Ashcroft, Nelson Subdivision, Surrey, Chilliwack, Vancouver, Merritt, and Victoria. Following his retirement from the Force in 1989, he worked for 10 more years with the Provincial Liquor Control and Licencing Branch. Although Bruce enjoyed travelling both locally and abroad in his retirement years, many happy hours were spent with Kay in their beautiful garden. Bruce left a positive impression on all who had the pleasure of knowing and working with him. He will be deeply missed. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and volunteers of the Saanich Peninsula Hospital for their compassionate care. A private memorial service is being held for the immediate family. A celebration to honour Bruce’s life will be held at a date later to be announced. Condolences, photos and memories can be shared on Earth’s Option Cremation and Burial Services' website http://www.earthsoption.com.

the graduation of Chris Neels from UBC with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Honors) in Management Information Systems. After a backpacking trip to Southeast Asia, Chris has accepted a position at Deloitte as an analyst in Toronto. You’ve worked hard and were so proud of you son! Love Dad & Mom

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Hours of Work are Tuesday to Saturday, 8 hours a day. Start date June 17 to August 29, 2014 Wages $11.00 per hour. Detailed resumes to be dropped off at the Thrift Shop, 1803 Voght Street. Deadline for receiving resumes is May 30, 2014.

Part and Full positions available at The Quilchena Hotel. Front desk / reception. Expo / Busser / dishwasher. Please contact Kirsten at: EMAIL: kibsen@douglaslake.com PHONE: 250-378-2611

JOB POSTING PART TIME BOOKKEEPER / ADMINISTRATOR

required with minimum 3 years experience in Simply Accounting. Job duties are, but not limited to: accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, government remittances, providing administrative support, maintaining supplies, inventory and other related ofÀce duties. Applicant must be organized, self starter, able to multi task, have a pleasant telephone manner and able to work independently. Please bring resume to 1120A McFarlane Way, Monday - Friday between 9:30 am - noon.

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P/T OfÀce Assistant Req’d Arnica Contracting is looking for a part-time ofÀce assistant to manage our daily systems. Successful candidates will be friendly, highly organized, detailoriented, and able to multitask and work comfortably in a team environment. Candidates must be computer literate, have expereince in billing, invoicing, proven customer service & willingness to take on tasks as requested of them. Pay will depend on experience. If this is you, please send a resume to sales@arnicacontracting.com or call Saxon at 250-315-5074 for more information.

Coldwater Indian Band

Box 4600 Merritt, BC V1K 1B8 Ph: 250-378-6174 • Fx: 250-378-5351

Education Coordinator The Coldwater Indian Band has an immediate and exciting opportunity for a full time Education Coordinator who reports to the Coldwater Indian Band Administrator. The Education Coordinator is responsible for the planning and coordination of Coldwater Indian Band Education Programs and services. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS • Post Secondary Diploma (prefer in Business or Public Administration) OR an equivalent combination of post secondary education and directly related work experience or minimum of 2 years related experience preferably in an equivalent First Nations Education Coordinator position • Working knowledge of in-school and post secondary programs and requirements • Knowledge of N’lakapamux and Coldwater Community an asset • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (written and verbal, including record keeping, reporting, facilitation, presentation and public speaking skills) • Good working knowledge of a Ànancial operation system, Xyntax an asset • Exceptional integrity and professionalism • Strong analytical and decision making skills • Strong planning, organizational and coordination skills • Ability to consistently demonstrate tact, discretion and sound judgement • Good negotiation skills (Local Education Agreements) • Able to work independently and in a team environment • Satisfactory Criminal Records check • Valid Driver’s License and Reliable vehicle Send your resume with references and cover letter: c/o COLDWATER INDIAN BAND – H.R. COMMITTEE BOX 4600, MERRITT, BC V1K 1B8 Fax: 250-378-5351 Deadline for resume’s: May 27, 2014 4:00 pm Only successful applicants will be contacted for an interview

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The Nicola Valley Health Care Auxiliary is looking for summer help for the Thrift Shop.

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Become a Detention Guard – Make a Difference! • Seeking casual employment opportunity? Candidate must have commitment and Áexibility due to the casual hours - no Àxed work schedule, called in on a moment’s notice • Work as a Detention Guard with BC’s largest security organization. Commissionaires BC, and support your local RCMP Detachment. We are seeking 3 candidates for casual positions: • Must clear an RCMP Reliability and criminal record check, • Must possess a valid Level 1 First Aid CertiÀcate with Cardiopulmonary CertiÀcation at time of hire and a WHMIS certiÀcation. Live within 30 min travelling time to the Merritt RCMP Detachment • Physical handling of prisoners is not a job requirement for Detention Guards. Any movement of Prisoners will be conducted by the RCMP. Hourly salary $15.75, 4% vacation pay, uniform shirt supplied, AD&D Insurance in effect for work travel to and from work. • Fax Resume to 250-763-1099 or pick up application form at Merritt RCMP • Apply on-line at www.commissionaires.bc.ca follow the available position link - or • e-mail resume to guards@commissionaires.bc.ca Please quote code: DG-Merritt-05-2014 in subject line when e-mailing

JOB POSTING Scw’exmx Child & Family Services Society Full-Time Fixed Term Administrative Assistant Objective: The Front Desk Receptionist is responsible for a wide variety of clerical office duties in support of company administration. This position includes coordinating and communicating office activities, greeting and screening visitors, answering and referring inbound telephone calls, and clerical support to Scw’exmx child and family services staff. The Front Desk Receptionist will also be responsible for administrating company correspondence. Requirements: r Graduation from High School r Excellent time management and organizational skills r Proficient in the use of computer programs for accounting, word processing, databases, spreadsheets, email and the internet to the intermediate level r Good understanding of computer hardware and be able to support internally r Superior oral and written communications and interpersonal skills r Must have a valid BC Driver’s License and reliable transportation r Must be able to pass a criminal records check Start date: ASAP as needed. Pay: Rate will be negotiated based on experience Term: This is a term position that will end March 31, 2015 with the possibility of extension pending funding Deadline: May 20, 2014 For Full job description contact SCFSS Apply by submitting your cover letter and resume Attention: Yvonne Hare, Executive Director Scw’exmx Child & Family Services Society 85 Highway 8, Merritt, BC V1K 0A7 Tel: (250)378-2771 Fax: (250)378-2799 Email: reception@scwexmx.com Scw’exmx Child & Family Services Society thanks all those who apply, however, only qualified candidates will be considered for an interview.

Starbucks Coffee Company

baristas and shift supervisors, Merritt, BC Join Us! This is your opportunity to be part of an organization recognized as a Best Place to Work in Canada in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014! We have current hiring needs for baristas and shift supervisors for our store location in Merritt.

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MAINTENANCE PERSON REQUIRED. This is a fulltime, permanent position starting immediately at our post mill and treating plant in Princeton, BC. Must have a minimum of 10 years maintenance experience on a variety of production and mobile equipment, with strong skills in welding, hydraulics and basic electrical work. Experience in a mill environment preferred. Must be able to handle a variety of tasks, work well with minimum supervision and be part of the team. Benefits include excellent wage, health spending account and profit sharing. Please submit resumes by fax 250295-7912 or email mcmike@xplornet.ca Please visit our website at www.pwppost.com for further information on the company.

Apply online: http://www.starbucks.ca/careers Perks and Benefits include: r Free Coffee and Tea r Medical/Dental/Vision Benefits r Tuition Reimbursement and access to Starbucks University courses r Flexible schedule and Paid Vacation r 30% Corporate Discount r Stock Units and Savings Plans (RRSP's, Stock Investment Plans, etc.) r Career Advancement with on-going training and development It all comes together here. Connect with something bigger, have an impact every day, and work someplace truly great. The opportunity is here - all you have to do is take it. Become a partner. Apply online: www.starbucks.ca/careers

FULL TIME DRIVER REQUIRED Clean drivers abstract, Class 1 preferred but not necessary. Excellent beneÀts package included. Call for appointment 250-378-9272

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Career Opportunity Upper Nicola Band is seeking an experienced professional to fulfill the role of Finance Manager. The Finance Manager is responsible for supporting the Chief and Council, Senior Management and staff in achieving overall goals of Upper Nicola Band, and in particular, the effective and efficient financial administration of this rapidly growing organization. Under the direction of Band Administrator, the Finance Manager will be responsible for Upper Nicola Band’s accounting, cost control and budgeting systems. In addition, the Finance Manager will produce financial statements, reports and other financial information to the Band Administrator, UNB Finance Audit Committee and Council for effective decision-making. General Responsibilities: r Financial administration of programs, projects with multiple funders (government and non-government), timelines, agreements and agencies, including primarily project-based funds with varying sources and types of revenue; r Provide assistance to Senior Managers to develop and monitor operational and project budgets, develop multi-year financial plan, assist with applications for funding, and prepare financial reports to funders and membership; r Perform the day-to-day tasks required with respect to UNB’s finances, including overseeing employee payroll and benefits plan, bookkeeping responsibilities including processing expenses, payments and deposits, monthly bank reconciliations, preparing for and overseeing the annual audit, and other related responsibilities; r Preparation of financial statements, and month end and year end reports; r Ensures financial recording accuracy and compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, GAAP, and establishes accounting standards, procedures and internal controls. r Lead the development and implementation of UNB financial policies and procedures in adherence to Upper Nicola Band Financial Administration Law; r Support the UNB Finance and Audit Committee to ensure financial reporting; internal control and management processes are followed. Requirements and Qualifications: r Completion of a recognized professional accounting designation, or a combination of education and experience r 3+ years of progressive experience managing an accounting department, especially in a First Nations setting r Demonstrated teamwork and supervisory skills r Demonstrated financial report preparation and analysis skills r Demonstrated ability to manage and operate Xyntax accounting systems r Ability to prioritize workload and occasionally work under peak load pressure to ensure cyclical deadlines are met. r Must be bondable and complete a criminal records check Salary commensurate with experience To Apply: Submit a resume and a cover letter outlining why you are interested in this position and stating your salary expectations. Applications will be accepted until May 30, 2014 at 12:00pm to: Upper Nicola Band, Attention: Administrator Box 3700 Merritt, BC V1K 1B8 Fax: (250) 350-3311 reception@uppernicola.com Only Qualified individuals being considered will be contacted for an interview.

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SALES CONSULTANT We are currently looking for an outstanding individual interested in continuing their career with Murray Chevrolet Buick GMC in Merritt, B.C. We welcome any person that is interested in the business as well as seasoned veterans. Why we're an excellent company to work with: • New, simpliÀed professional pay plan with guaranteed income based on volume. • Work with one of Canada's 50 best managed companies • Comprehensive training program with industry experts

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We are currently looking for an outstanding individual interested in continuing their career with Murray Chevrolet Buick GMC in Merritt, B.C. Work with one of the best F&I managers in the business and support our sales department. We welcome applicants interested in the business as well as seasoned veterans. QualiÀcations: • Previous Ànancial or banking services experience. • Strong data entry skills. • Analytical and computer skills. • Previous BDC call center experience a strong asset. Health Care Plan With Full BeneÀts Please contact in conÀdence our General Manager Richard Antonenko at richard@murraygmmerritt.com, Phone: 1-250-378-9255 or apply online at

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Health Care Plan With Full BeneÀts Please contact in conÀdence our General Manager Richard Antonenko at richard@murraygmmerritt.com, Phone: 1-250-378-9255 or apply online at www.murraygmmerritt.com

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JOB POSTING Scw’exmx Child & Family Services Society Full-time/Fixed Term Youth Worker Objective: The Youth Support Worker’s goal is to work with the Youth and assist them in the development of independence skills. The Youth Worker services are provided through referrals within the agency or from other community resources. The Youth Worker plays an important role in Case Management, documenting all major activities, providing delegated workers with monthly reports and facilitating connection of the youth with cultural opportunities, community and family/ extended family. The Youth Worker will develop and maintain a youth group as well as facilitate, develop and deliver workshops to address skills and needs identified by the youth. Requirements: r Diploma in Social Services, Human Services or r Graduation from High school and 1-2 years’ experience working in social services environment r Excellent planning and organization skills r Excellent problem solving skills r Expertise in Health and wellness (ie. Addictions, mental health, family violence) r Expertise in local First Nations culture and traditions including but not limited to ceremonial practices, traditional family roles & responsibilities, beliefs and values r Preference will be given to person’s from the Nlaka’pamux/Syilx First Nations r Excellent interviewing and needs assessment skills r Must have excellent interpersonal and communications skills, both written and oral r Must have a valid BC driver’s license and reliable transportation r Must be able to pass a Criminal Record Check

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JOB POSTING Scw’exmx Child & Family Services Society Full-time/ Fixed Term Position Family Support Worker Objective: The Family Support Worker delivers quality family support services that are child and family focused with family and cultural values. The Family Support Worker’s goal is to safeguard children’s wellbeing and to develop safe environments for their growth and development while helping to preserve the family unit. This position is to provide strong leadership in advocating rights and jurisdiction of those family units. Requirements: r Diploma in Social Services, Human Services or r Graduation from High school and 1-2 years’ experience working in social services environment r Knowledge of family and child protection legislation r Interviewing and needs assessment skills r Must have excellent interpersonal and communications skills, both written and oral r Expertise in Health and wellness (ie. Addictions, mental health, family violence) r Expertise in local First Nations culture and traditions including but not limited to ceremonial practices, traditional family roles & responsibilities, beliefs and values r Preference will be given to person’s from the Nlaka’pamux/Syilx First NationsMust have a valid BC driver’s license and reliable transportation r One to three years social work or experience dealing with youth, children and families

Start Date: June 2, 2014 Term: This is a Term Position that will end March 31, 2015 with the possibility of extension pending funding Pay: Rate will be negotiated based on experience Deadline for submitting applications: May 23, 2014

Start Date: June 2, 2014 Pay: Rate will be negotiated based on experience Term: This is a term position that will end March 31, 2015 with the possibility of extension pending funding Deadline for submitting applications: May 23, 2014

For Full job description contact SCFSS

For Full job description contact SCFSS

Apply by submitting your cover letter and resumein a sealed envelope Attn: Yvonne Hare, Executive Director Scw’exmx Child & Family Services Society 85 Highway 8, Merritt, BC V1K 0A7 Tel: (250)378-2771 Fax: (250)378-2799 Email:executivedirector@scwexmx.com

Apply by submitting your cover letter and resumein a sealed envelope Attn: Yvonne Hare, Executive Director Scw’exmx Child & Family Services Society 85 Highway 8, Merritt, BC V1K 0A7 Tel: (250)378-2771 Fax: (250)378-2799 Email:executivedirector@scwexmx.com

Scw’exmx Child & Family Services Society thanks all those who apply, however, only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Scw’exmx Child & Family Services Society thanks all those who apply, however, only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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LOWER NICOLA INDIAN BAND DEPARTMENT: FINANCE POSITION: PAYROLL CLERK Reporting to and under the direction of Finance Manager, the Payroll Clerk is responsible for the accurate and timely processing of all payroll functions, including the updating and maintenance of employee information and the timely and organized reconciliation of the Payroll Control Account, for the Lower Nicola Indian Band. Areas of responsibility: s Receives and reviews employee time sheets for completeness and accuracy; s Maintains records of employee attendance, leave and overtime to calculate pay and benefit entitlements; s Prepares and verifies statements of earnings for employees, indicating gross and net salaries, with tax, garnishments, benefits and pension plan contributions; s Prepares, completes, verifies and processes forms and documentation for the administration of benefits, pension, leaves, employment and medical insurance; s Compiles and creates statistical reports, statements and summaries related to pay and benefits accounts; s Administers the group insurance , pension and benefits plans; s Ensures accurate processing and recording of sick pay, benefits and vacation payouts; s Provides information to employees on payroll matters and benefit plans; s Compile statistical reports, statements, and summaries related to pay and benefits Accounts; Qualifications & skills: s Completion of secondary school or equivalent; s Post-secondary education in accounting, bookeeping or payroll or a combination of equivalent education and experience; s Minimum of 2 year experience in payroll function; s Canadian Payroll Association Certification (CPA), preferred; s Demonstrated knowledge of payroll and payroll tax law requirements; s Good communication skills, problem solving and team work skills; s Ability to adapt, undertake multiple tasks and respond to changing priorities is imperative; s Possess strong computer skills (MicroSoft products and Adagio and Paydirt accounting systems); s Diplomacy, tact and confidentiality in dealing with a variety of people and information; s Obtain a satisfactory criminal records clearance. If you possess the necessary qualifications and skills, please forward your cover letter, resume and salary expectations, in the strictest confidence, by May 30, 2014, to: Lower Nicola Indian Band Human Resources Department 181 Nawishaskin Lane Merritt, B.C., V1K 0A7 Email: hrmanager@lnib.net Fax: (250) 378-6188 Please insert Payroll Clerk into email subject heading.

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JOB POSTING Scw’exmx Child & Family Services Society Full-time Fixed Term Kinship CareCoordinator Objective: The Kinship Care coordinator will work in partnership with our Aboriginal Family Group Conferencing Facilitator, social workers and families to facilitate permanency planning for local Aboriginal children and youth in care of the Director. Key roles will include promoting, exploring and supporting out of care options and /or kinship care providers. Requirements: r Degree or Diploma in a related human/social service field r Two years of recent related employment experience r Knowledge and ability to interpret and apply Federal and Provincial Legislation relevant to foster resources r Interviewing and needs assessment skills r Strong problem solving and planning skills r Must have excellent interpersonal and communications skills, both written and oral r Knowledge of Syilx and Nlaka’pamux history, culture and community r Must have a valid BC driver’s license and reliable transportation r Must be able to pass a Criminal Record Check r As per Section 16 of the Federal Charter of Human Rights Act, preference will be given to applicants of Aboriginal Ancestry Start Date: June 2, 2014 Pay: Rate will be negotiated based on experience Term: This is a term position that will end March 31, 2015 with the possibility of extension pending funding Deadline for submitting applications: May 23, 2014 For Full job description contact SCFSS

Apply by submitting your cover letter and resumein a sealed envelope Attn: Yvonne Hare, Executive Director Scw’exmx Child & Family Services Society 85 Highway 8, Merritt, BC V1K 0A7 Tel: (250)378-2771 Fax: (250)378-2799 Email:executivedirector@scwexmx.com Scw’exmx Child & Family Services Society thanks all those who apply, however, only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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1 unit available, 1st Áoor unit ideal for seniors

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MERRITT REAL ESTATE SERVICES Property Manager: Lynda Etchart

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Garage Sales

May 7th, 2014

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3 bdrm on Bench; 2 decks: n/s $1000 plus utilities. Avail June 1st. 250-315-8118

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