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Kinder Morgan Canada announced they’re suspending nonessential spending on their Trans Mountain pipeline project on April 8. “Under current circumstances, specifically including the continued actions in opposition to the project by the province of British Columbia, it will not commit additional shareholder resources to the project,” stated a press release from the company. The company will continue consulting with their stakeholders in an effort to reach agreements by May 31, the release went on to state. “The focus in those consultations will be on two principles: clarity on the path forward, particularly with respect to the ability to construct through B.C.; and, adequate protection of KML

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shareholders,” they wrote. In response to the announcement, B.C. Premier John Horgan said the federal process failed to consider B.C.’s interests and the risk to the province. ”We believe we need to grow the economy, while protecting the environment. We want to work to address these challenges together,” he said. “But

we will always stand up for British Columbians, our environment and the thousands of jobs that depend on our coast.” Merritt Mayor Neil Menard told the Herald he’s disappointed with the news. “We’re very supportive of the pipeline — we’re strong believers it’s the safest way to move oil right across the country,”

he said. “But I think we have to be understanding, too, because [Kinder Morgan’s] been putting up with an awful lot of pressure and costs that are, in my mind, unnecessary in order for them to proceed with the pipeline.” The City of Merritt signed an impact benefit agreement with Kinder Morgan in 2015, which

would provide the city with $420,000. “They’ve made some commitments to us for some dollars for the community. The support that’s going to be here for them when they come through — with the workers, camps, hotels, restaurants — will be very beneficial for our community. We were looking forward to it,” Menard said. Menard told the Herald the pipeline will have a positive impact on both the province and our community. “I think the people on the coast should be not only concerned about themselves but they should be concerned about the welfare of the entire province which will benefit substantially from this pipeline,” he explained. “We’re hoping they can work out whatever their difficulties are and proceed with the pipeline.”

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WHERE THERE’S SMOKE A quick response from Merritt Fire Rescue prevented a fire from spreading from a suite in the upper floor of the building at the corner of Garcia Street and Nicola Avenue on April 6. The fire originated in a suite above Mongos Mongolian Grill, explained fire chief Dave Tomkinson. Seventeen firefighters were on hand to battle the blaze. While the south side of the building incurred significant damage, the north end remained relatively unaffected, allowing some residents return to their homes and businesses to open earlier this week. Cole Wagner/Herald

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to meet with Mayor Menard on April 18 from 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., in the Mayor’s Office at City Hall (second floor), 2185 Voght Street. Interested citizens are welcome to stop by, say hello and discuss issues and opportunities for the City, its residents and businesses.

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Items that are not accepted also include, glass, hazardous waste, plastic bags and overwrap, dishes and cookware, paint, form packaging, garden hoses, scrap metal and toys.

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NOTICE - TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES, DETOURS AND ALTERNATING TRAFFIC PATTERNS As spring quickly approaches, the City of Merritt would like to formally announce the continuation of the Coldwater Avenue Phase II project that will commence two (2) weeks ahead of schedule. The Contractor will resume work on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 for a duration of approximately ten (10) weeks. Please note that temporary road closures, detours and alternating traffic patterns will be in effect daily from Monday to Saturday, 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. We kindly ask that all parents and students plan their morning commute accordingly, and give themselves plenty of extra time to make it to classes. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and your continual patience is much appreciated. If you would like further information regarding the Coldwater Avenue Improvement Project - Phase II, please do not hesitate to contact the undersigned.

These penalties could result in an increase to garbage fees for residents. Please be cognizant and do not contaminate your curbside recycling container with materials that are not permitted.

PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to Section 26(3) of the Community Charter, the City of Merritt proposes to dispose of the following lands: Description of the Lands: • Portions of LOT A DISTRICT LOTS 124, 180 AND 181 KAMLOOPS DIVISION YALE DIVISION PLAN 34206 EXCEPT SUCH UNDERSURFACE RIGHTS AS REGISTERED IN AFB VOL 16 FOL 284 NO. 5948D, DD 2679 • Portions of PARCEL A (DD J53850 AND PLAN E11377) OF DISTRICT LOT 124 KAMLOOPS DIVISION YALE DISTRICT EXCEPT SUCH UNDERSURFACE RIGHTS AS ARE REGISTERED IN AFB VOL 16 FOL 284 NO. 5948D AND ALSO EXCEPT PLAN 33125 • A portion of LOT 2 DISTRICT LOT 174 KAMLOOPS DIVISION YALE DISTRICT PLAN 29664 Acquiring Authority: British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority Nature and Term of the Proposed Disposition: The proposed disposition is by way of two Statutory Right of Way’s, under which the City retains fee simple ownership of the lands, but authorizes BC Hydro to access the lands to construct and maintain transmission and distribution lines that are necessary for the operation of the Merritt Green Energy Project. The Statutory Right of Way’s will be registered against title in perpetuity or until they are no longer required. Consideration Received: The City of Merritt will receive consideration of $170,000 for the proposed disposition.

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BUSES NOW RUN 7 DAYS A WEEK INCLUDING STATUTORY HOLIDAYS Did you know that the Merritt Transit System now runs two buses during the week, including statutory holidays? Bus 1 Monday to Saturday: Scheduled runs between 6:15 am and 11:00 pm. Includes four scheduled runs daily to Lower Nicola. Bus 1 Sunday: Scheduled runs between 8:15 am to 6:15 pm. There are no scheduled runs to Lower Nicola. Extra runs to Diamond Vale and Collettville. Bus 2: Monday to Friday: Shares two bus service functions; namely, scheduled transit to the North End and Lower Nicola, and a curb-to-curb on-request service to and from destinations in the Merritt area. runsnew between am and andsocial 3:45 media. pm daily. To Connect withBus us on2 our tourism8:12 website request the curb-to-curb bus please phone (250.378.4080) 24 www.tourismmerritt.com • #ExploreMerritt hours in advance. This is an excellent bus service for seniors and those with wheelchairs.

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Horgan with the Herald B.C. Premier John Horgan sat down with the Herald on April 4 to discuss issues affecting our region. Dara Hill THE MERRITT HERALD

Premier John Horgan is confident that when it comes to B.C. energy, there’s power when new meets old. B.C. communities such as Merritt have done very well in resource industries over the years, said Horgan, and he’s confident that pattern will persist. “Mining is going to continue to be a significant element in the economy, as is forestry,” he said. However, he stressed the importance of welcoming new technologies and sustainable approaches. “Forestry and mining continue to be a vital component of our economy, but not the only component of our economy. And that means taking those dividends and investing them in new energy opportunities,” he said. The Upper Nicola Band will soon vote on a $30-million solar power project, proposed for 200 acres of reserve land. The power plant would be limited to 15 megawatts under BC Hydro’s standing offer program. The expertise developed from renewable energy projects can be a valuable resource for First Nation communities, Horgan said. “The Indigenous opportunities are enormous for those that are entrepreneurial like the Sooke Nation and the Upper Nicola Indian Band. To create jobs, to create expertise so they can migrate that talent to other bands where there’s a lot of sun,” he said. “I’m very excited about these small-scale projects that create energy and expertise.” Horgan explained the intermittent energy supplied by projects such as Upper Nicola Band’s proposed solar

farm compliments our existing hydro system. Horgan said Chief McLeod is taking advantage of this opportunity in the Nicola Valley “[He] has certainly caught on to something here and I’m excited about the prospect for the future.”

FORESTRY Aspen Planers recently addressed Merritt city council, claiming their business carries an unfair tax burden and may need to look for business elsewhere if tax rates continue to rise. Horgan said that when forestry companies have issues, they need to bring them forward and discuss them candidly with the community and political leaders at the municipal and provincial level. “The bad news is that Aspen may have issues with Mayor Menard and council and their local tax rates, but they also have issues with fibre supply and access to wood. Mr. Donaldson, minister responsible for forests, was in town recently talking to the mayor and talking to Aspen,

and we’re firmly convinced that Aspen is going to be part of the Merritt community for the long-term,” Horgan said. “I’m confident Aspen will continue to play an important role in the Merritt economy. But the community wants to know that the resources around the region are being developed in communities, rather than sent elsewhere.” “The consolidation of the industry is something that we need to be concerned about,” he added. When asked about the tools the B.C. government is able and willing to use to help protect communities ensure they not only survive, but thrive, Horgan stressed it comes down to the interests of the community. “It really comes down to social license,” he said. “I think it’s the role of government to make sure the tenure holders, the companies that have been developing those assets for the province, also recognize they have a responsibility to the communities they operate in. “That’s why there was such frustration from Tolko’s decision to depart. We can’t put the genie back in the bottle, but we can make sure the province uses

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the tools that they have to manage these public assets in the interests of the communities that they represent.”

LIFE IN RURAL B.C. Welcoming new ideas and opportunities is paramount for the survival of resource communities like Merritt, Horgan said. “It’s important to be mindful of trends to ensure people continue to put down roots in B.C.’s rural communities,” he said. “That means that government has to have an active role in managing not just resources, but also making sure the services people need are there.” He explained this expansive mentality will attract people back to their hometowns, or to communities like Merritt or Kamloops. Equipped with ideas and and abilities they gathered elsewhere, they can “plant them here in the Interior.” “I reject the notion there are two British Columbias. There is a diverse British Columbia, and that is our strength,” he added.

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Plastic in, garbage out I’m still getting responses to a January column about plastic bags, with some TOM FLETCHER readers B.C. insisting that a ban VIEWS on point-ofsale bags at retail locations is urgently needed here in B.C. This is unfortunately typical of environmental discussions these days. With attention-seeking politicians and media tugging at our heart-strings, our urbanizing population is led astray. Some rejected my argument that a retail plastic bag ban will have little effect, other than weakening the viability of municipal recycling systems. In response, I have been referring people to a German study that was released in February. It finds that of the massive influx of discarded plastic into the world’s oceans, 90 per cent comes from 10 rivers. Two of those rivers are in Africa and the rest are in Asia. For the record, they are the Yangtze, Yellow, Hai, Pearl, Amur, Mekong, Indus and Ganges in Asia, and the Niger and Nile in Africa. The Indus alone deposits more plastic than the 47 other rivers in the global survey, combined. And the Yangtze is several times worse, carrying up to 1.5 million metric tonnes of plastic debris and micro-plastic into the Yellow Sea each year. Clearly these huge watershed areas don’t have any plastic recycling programs to worry about, and trash of all kinds is washed into rivers. This is why North American and European rivers aren’t on the list. As was noted at the GLOBE Forum on sustainable business in Vancouver in January, a kilogram of recycled plastic is worth more than a kilogram of steel.

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Syria: two unconvincing explanations The FBI raid on the office, home and hotel room of President Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, may persuade the president that a larger, longer-lasting disGWYNNE DYER traction is needed, The international but it’s still likely STAGE that his response to the alleged poison gas attack by the Syrian government in Douma on Saturday will be short, sharp and soon forgotten. That’s how it worked last April, when Trump ‘punished’ Bashar al-Assad’s regime for another alleged poison gas attack in rebel-held Idlib province by dropping 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles on the Syrian airbase at Shayrat from which the attack supposedly originated. Lots of explosions, not many hurt, no lasting political consequences. Trump is talking tougher this time. Asked on Sunday if military action was possible, he said: “Nothing is off the table...If it’s Russia, if it’s Syria, if it’s Iran, if it’s all of

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them together, we’ll figure it out.” And what if Russian President Vladimir Putin bears some responsibility for the attack? “He may, yeah, he may. And if he does, it’s going to be very tough, very tough. Everybody’s going to pay a price. He will, everybody will.”

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‘Now, it’s hard to believe that the Russians would not know if the Syrians were using poison gas.’

It may just be the usual Trump bluster, but the Russians are so concerned that their UN envoy, Vasily Nebenzia, warned on Tuesday that the use of “armed force under mendacious pretext against Syria, where, at the request of the legitimate government of a country, Russian troops have been deployed,

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could lead to grave repercussions...I would once again beseech you to refrain from the plans that you’re currently developing.” Now, it’s hard to believe that the Russians would not know if the Syrians were using poison gas: after all, they are using the same air bases. American advisers certainly knew what was going on when they were giving Saddam Hussein targeting data for poison gas attacks against Iranian troops in the 1980-88 IranIraq war. “The Iraqis never told us that they intended to use nerve gas,” said retired U.S. air Force Col. Rick Francona, who was a military attaché in Baghdad during the 1988 strikes. “They didn’t have to. We already knew.” The Russians would know, too — but then why would they go along with it? The great puzzle about poison gas use in Syria is that it has no plausible military purpose. The targets are never fighters. The victims in the various videos are always civilians, and using poison gas obviously has a big political price. Why would the Syrian regime pay it, especially when it has already won the military battle?

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Bag bans may make things worse From Page 6 Of course you need an organized, technological society with a competent education system to convey this knowledge and act on it. We have that now, but it is a fragile thing in the so-called “information age,” with teachers joining others in swallowing the latest feel-good message. The rivers study was widely reported, with TV networks using a currently handy bit of file video showing a scuba diver surrounded by plastic junk floating by. Intent on making the issue relevant to North American audiences, most didn’t mention that the video was taken off the coast of Indonesia. The Danish government did another study, a life cycle assessment of production, use and disposal of shopping bags available in supermarkets in the fall of 2017. Using 16

parameters including greenhouse gas emissions, it compared a plastic bag, used once for groceries, once to line a wastebasket, then incinerated, with the alternatives. The results: you must use a regular cotton bag 7,100 times to make it better for the environment. “Organic” cotton performs much worse, requiring 20,000 uses. Paper bags need to be reused 47 times to match the performance of low-density polyethylene (LDPE) that is commonly used for grocery bags, squeeze bottles, toys and so forth. Indeed, LDPE is chosen because it is low-impact to produce and recycles well. Governments that are serious about taking action to get plastic out of the environment can require manufacturers and distributors to collect and recycle it, rather than forcing consumers to change their habits in a way that gives the

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illusion of progress but actually makes things worse. Micro-plastics in waterways get attention as well, although there isn’t clear evidence that this is devastating marine life as some shrieking headlines suggest. One major

source of micro-plastic fibres is washing modern clothing such as fleece jackets and (brace yourself) yoga pants. Once again, German ingenuity assists. Outdoor gear retailers there brainstormed over beers and came up with

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Rationale for attacks don’t add up From Page 6 It just doesn’t make sense for the regime to be deliberately killing civilians with poison gas. Maybe it doesn’t have to make sense: you will often hear explanations that essentially say that Assad and his partners-in-crime are simply evil. They do it because it’s wicked, and because they can. But even then you have to explain why the Russians would let them do it. Moscow says that the Douma gas attack didn’t actually happen. “Our military specialists have visited this place, along with representatives of the Syrian Red Crescent... and they did not find any trace of chlorine or any other chemical substance used against civilians,” said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday. Instead, Lavrov suggested, it was a ‘false flag’ operation in which the besieged rebels deliberately staged a gas attack and blamed it on the Assad regime, or at least used video footage from somewhere else and pretended it had been shot in Douma. Can you really believe that Syrian rebels would kill their own innocent civilians in such a horrible way?

Well, if they are losing the war, and the only way to turn the tide is Western military intervention against Assad, and the only way to mobilise Western opinion to support that intervention is to get him blamed for using poison gas, then maybe they would.

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‘Getting the poison gas would be no problem: the rebels overran about half of Syria in the early stages of the war.’

Getting the poison gas would be no problem: the rebels overran about half of Syria in the early stages of the war, and gained control of a number of chemical weapons facilities belonging to the Syrian army. They are almost all Islamist

radicals by now, and would be comfortable with the argument that the end justifies the means. I don’t know which of these explanations for the gas attacks is true. Is it the brutal, incredibly stupid Syrian regime that unfailingly undermines every one of its successes by making a pointless gas attack on civilians just as it wins a major battle fought with conventional weapons? Or is it ruthless Islamist rebels making falseflag chemical attacks because that is the only thing that might trigger a Western military intervention big enough to save them from ultimate defeat? Very stupid monsters or very clever monsters, or maybe both. Who knows? What I do know is that I feel as isolated, writing this, as I did back in early 2003 when I was one of the few Western journalists questioning all the nonsense and outright lies about Saddam Hussein’s nuclear and chemical weapons that provided a justification for the invasion of Iraq. And I know that the evidence is not strong enough either way to justify a major Western military attack on the Assad regime now. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.

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Road rules in for some changes Cole Wagner THE MERRITT HERALD

Commercial truck drivers can expect to face stiffer penalties if they are caught without chains on B.C.’s highways next winter, The cost for not carrying chains, or not chaining up when required, currently sits at $121. Though the new penalty is yet to be finalized, the press release from the B.C. government noted that fines in some jurisdictions in North America can be as stiff as $1,200 for similar violations. Increased fines were announced by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure as part of a series of measures designed to improve safety on B.C. highways during the winter. Other changes include barring commercial vehicles from using the far left lane on three-lane sections of the highway, introducing more overhead signage to display real-time weather updates and extending the mandatory winter tire regulations by a month on mountain passes such as the Coquihalla Highway. Through January, there have been 35 closures of the Coquihalla Highway this winter, 31 of which involved commercial vehicles. On average, there are 21 full closures per winter, according to the B.C. government. “I have heard from people and communities throughout the province that we need to take action to improve safety on our highways,” said Claire Trevena, minister of transportation and infrastructure in a statement. “With that in mind, our government is moving quickly to implement changes that will ensure people are able to get where they need to go more safely through the winter months.” The proposed changes were heralded as a step in the right

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direction by Merritt’s Mayor Neil Menard, who met with Trevena in March to express his concerns about the state of the highways during the winter. “We’ve been working hard on that for the last three years. I guess somebody is finally listening to us,” said Menard. “It’s great for the travelling public and it’s great for the city of Merritt.” The changes introduced by the ministry of transport also include new monitoring tools to ensure highway contractors are sticking to the

terms of their deals. “Ministry staff will expand contractor monitoring and auditing, including 24/7 compliance checks during winter storms,” states the press release from the ministry of transportation. New technology will also play a part in monitoring the performance of highway contractors, with GPS tracking to be added to snow plows. “We talked to Minister Trevena when she was in opposition, and giving her information when she was the critic. Now she’s the

minister. She was familiar with what we were doing, she listened to us,” said Menard. In addition to the new regulations, highway contractors like VSA Highway Maintenance will have to adhere to a new contract agreement, should they pursue contract renewal in June 2019. On Class A highways — such as the Coquihalla Highway — contractors will be required to return the road to bare pavement within 24 hours of a winter weather event’s end. The old standard

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One of a kind unique handcrafted items from local and nearby artisans. Wooden toys, furniture, bowls, soaps, body lotions, home decor accessories, quilts, horse shoe art, pebble and sea glass pictures, quilting, stained glass, knitting,, cards, paintings, silk scarves, wood carved wizards, sculptures, jewelry, bird houses, glass garden art, local honey, hand spun wool, bannock, mosaics, silk flower arrangements and much more.

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Nicola Valley Institute of Technology is providing space for this exhibit. Their partnership in bringing this experience of life is appreciated. For NVIT and the School Districts that share this experience with students it is part of the reconciliation taking place in Canadian society.

While this is a sad chapter in the lives of many Nlaka’pamux people, there needs to be a recognition of their experience for the benefit their children and grandchildren. The display is open for viewing, please contact Chloe at NVIT for viewing times.

Dr. Sharon McIvor

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Local bands skeptical that recess will lead to end of project Lower Nicola Band (LNIB) Chief Aaron Sumexheltza said he’s not entirely surprised by the recess. “Ever since the provincial government expressed their opposition to the project there has been some uncertainty in regards to whether it would go ahead or not,” he said. The proposed route of the twinned pipeline would cross seven reserve territories in B.C., three of which are utilized by the Lower Nicola Indian Band. LNIB voted in favour of signing a conditional Mutual Benefits Agreement (MBA) with Kinder Morgan in 2017. As part of the agreement with the band, Kinder Morgan will make several payments over the life of the 20-year deal. The agreement also contains benefits such as having LNIBapproved environmental monitors on site during all construction in LNIB territory, and employment and training opportunities for band members. “It looks like it may be in trouble — it’s definitely not a done deal,” Sumexheltza said. The Coldwater Indian Band has lingering concerns with the project, Chief Lee Spahan told the Herald, including the risk of contamination in the band’s sole water source and a lack of consultation throughout the process. The May 31 deadline set by the Trans Mountain to resolve issues between B.C. and Canada is meaningless for Coldwater, said Spahan. The band is currently waiting for a decision from the Federal Court of Appeal regarding the Trans Mountain easement, as well as an impact and risks study of their aquifer. “The decision pending from the Federal Court of Appeal — we’re waiting for the

time,” he said. He noted Coldwater is not to blame for the delay. “The fact that the hydrogeologic study of our water aquifer is far from finished is because of Trans Mountain own doing. Trans Mountain

decision. The court’s decision may or may not come by the 31, but we’re looking forward to hearing the court’s decision either way as it will provide some clarity on the issues of significant importance and concerns to us,” he said.

Chief Aaron Sumexheltza

Chief Lee Spahan

Lower Nicola Indian Band

Coldwater Indian Band

Spahan also confirmed the impact and risks to their aquifer are still being studied. “The required study for our aquifer will not be completed by May 31. Baseline data about our aquifer is still being gathered but we still don’t know what the results of the study are, and won’t for some

refused to study our aquifer in the National Energy process,” he said. “Over the last year and a half they have tried to take shortcuts with the study and even contravened our agreed-upon process for the study, causing further delay while things were set back on the agreed-

upon course.” While much remains undecided, Spahan notes the protection of their water has been a top priority expressed by his band. “Right from the beginning they’ve stated the protection of our water needs to happen, as water is life — water is sacred. Without water, nothing can survive and that’s why we need to protect it for now and for the future generations,” he said. Spahan noted he doesn’t think Kinder Morgan, nor the federal government, have adequately consulted with the band regarding the pipeline. “Justin Trudeau — he talks about the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and implementing that. He talks about that and going on a government-to-government basis with First Nations, but yet that still doesn’t happen,”

he said. “He goes ahead and approves the pipeline without proper consultation — there has to be trust and respect, and the way it happened, I don’t trust the Canadian government. And that respect doesn’t seem to be there because they’re not respecting our title and our rights.” As for the future of the pipeline, Spahan hasn’t ruled out further resistance. “Waiting for the decision to come down, and which way it goes — will Coldwater have to do what Standing Rock did, to protect the water? That direction will come from the membership,” he said.

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After 72 years, Joyce Perrie passed away in February. Her legacy, however, lives on. Perrie was known for her commitment to making her community a better place, which manifested through years of volunteer work. Her service to the community began forty-five years ago in Port Hardy, where she lived with her family. At the time her daughter Shelley Hunniford wanted to join the Girl Guides of Canada ‘Brownie’ program. There was no Guiding organization in Port Hardy at the time, so Perrie took things into her own hands. “She became my Brownie leader and fell in love with it,” Hunniford said. Hunniford explained that she herself continued through the Girl Guide program for several years, but her mother never stopped. “I finished Pathfinders, and then I quit — I was done. She was not,” Hunniford said. They left Port Hardy for Langley in 1988, but Perrie continued her work with all aspects of the Girl Guide community. “She was a strong advocate for young girls,”Hunniford

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told the Herald. Hunniford explained her mother wore many hats in the organization. She was a leader for all of the units (at the time Brownies, Girl Guides, Pathfinders), helped start up and run the Sparks unit in Langley, was very involved with SOAR camp, and worked on various committees. “Girl Guides was the pursuit she was most proud of. It was her passion,” said Hunniford. “She touched every age of the girls’ lives throughout.” Perrie relocated to Merritt in 2002, where she spent the remainder of her life. While she continued her Guiding work, making many trips down to the Guide House in Vancouver, she also craved even more community involvement. “I think the more involved she got, the more she wanted to help,” Hunniford said. She began working with Merritt’s Community Policing Office (CPO) in 2007, then Crime Stoppers, and became a volunteer at the St. Michael’s Anglican Church. She loved to dance, so she joined the Merritt Love To Dance Academy. According to Hunniford, her mother was at a meeting one day and they announced to her they’d even elected her president of their academy.

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SAFER PLACE BECAUSE OF WONDERFUL PEOPLE LIKE YOU! City of Merritt, the RCMP, and the Community Policing Office appreciate all that the Citizens on Patrol, Community Policing and crime prevention program volunteers do towards making our community a better and safer place.

Thank you

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“Standing ovation to all the volunteers for all they do to make sure dance is alive and well in Merritt. Thank you”.

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Volunteer was an advocate for countless girls From Page 15 “She just loved to be involved — she loved to help. I think staying busy was her way of staying young. She just wanted to be there for people,” Hunniford said. Her last community endeavour was volunteering for the Merritt Country Christmas last year. “I think she would have continued to do more and more. She was invincible to me,” Hunniford said. Perrie received numerous awards throughout her life, including the Honorary Life Membership from Girls Guides of Canada, Girls Guides of Canada Medal of Merit, TNRD Certificate of Appreciation - Emergency Social Services, and the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal. When asked what she thinks kept her mother motivated all those years, Hunniford boiled it down to love. “I think her heart was just so full of love and life for her family and for her other families. She loved her work — she didn’t ever want to stop,” she said Hunniford said being a mentor for others and building lifelong friendships was treasured by her mother as well. Hunniford noted she personally attended the memorial tea the Guide House held for her mother on March 17, where colleagues shared the lasting impact Perrie had on

big, but it was huge. Bigger than I ever could have imagined,” Hunniford said. “Throughout everything, she touched thousands upon thousands of people’s lives.” As for Hunniford’s life, she told the Herald her mother empowered her in ways she couldn’t even imagine. From her mother she learned strength, to be a good mother, and to love fiercely. “To hold the people you love close — she taught me that. Love your family

The Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal. Photo contributed

dearly.” Hunniford explained the one thing more important that Perrie’s work was her family. “She had three kids, five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren, and family was number one,” she said. “She left a huge legacy behind for her family. “She was my biggest cheerleader. She was my rock, and such an inspiration to everyone she touched. Not just her family, but everyone.”

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their lives. “There were ladies there that said they were so shy and didn’t know where they could go or where they could even be placed within [the Guiding organization]. They would say ‘Your mom took me by the arm and took me under her wing and showed me I don’t need to be afraid,’” said Hunniford. Hunniford said the response from the community since her mother’s death has been enormous. She noted many people, some of whom never met Perrie directly, have reached out to share the ways she made a difference in their lives. “Hearing from people after she passed, the lives that she touched — I knew it was

The Nicola Valley Health Care Auxiliary would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to each and every one of our volunteers. It is due to your dedication and hard work that the Auxiliary is able to continue supporting health care within the community. We appreciate you and the time that you give in support of our mission.

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THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE VOLUNTEERS AND SUPPORTERS OF THE MERRITT CENTENNIALS. WE APPRECIATE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE CONTINUED LONGEVITY AND SUCCESS OF OUR CLUB.

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volunteers There is nothing more important to the Volunteer Firefighters at the Merritt Fire Rescue Department than the community they serve. These men and women have always recognized their responsibility to help ensure the safety of our Citizens and for over 100 years, our Volunteer Firefighters have strived to adapt and change as the risks, threats, and challenges to our Community have changed. It is my belief they are our greatest asset in carrying out our department’s mission; each member is dedicated to the delivery of a quality Fire and Rescue Service. I am very proud of the personal and professional accomplishments of many of our volunteers; including many who have gone on to provide exemplary service in many fields of endeavour, especially public safety. I am equally proud of the very high level of respect we enjoy in the community; a direct result of their skills, abilities, attitudes, loyalty and selfless participation in community events and fundraising. As a Citizen of Merritt you can trust at any given time there may be volunteer firefighters helping our community or are preparing to do so at a moment’s notice. Our department has a long history of utilizing new efficiencies and technologies and our volunteer firefighters have kept us at the forefront of fire services for similar sized communities, enabling us to achieve a high level of response capability and fire prevention activities. Our firefighters are the epitome of what it means to be a volunteer - they will aid you and your loved ones any day, at any hour. David Tomkinson Fire Chief


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Logan Lake Search and Resuce has been in our community for over 30 years. A lot of members have come and gone. When the call comes our volunteers drop whatever they are doing at a moments notice to join the other members of the team. The call can be to assist another team such as NVSAR or KSAR. the team can be gone for an hour or a day or two. Logan Lake Search and Rescue would like to thank all past and present volunteers for their support. Volunteers are always needed in all aspects of the group. For more info: Call Paul 250-523-9686

SERVICE RECOGNIZED A senior student at Merritt Secondary School will receive national recognition for her years of volunteer service with various clubs and organizations in the Nicola Valley. Simren Panghli has spent countless hours of her time helping out at the Nicola Valley Food Bank, as well as many other service groups. Her lifelong dedication to helping other people earned her the honour of being named as a recipient of the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers (inset), awarded on behalf of the Governor General of Canada. Panghli plans to attend Thompson Rivers University in the fall to pursue a goal of becoming a teacher. Cole Wagner/Herald

The City of Merritt would like to thank all of our devoted volunteers, for all of the time and energy that they contribute within our community.

FOR LOVE OF THE GAME! The board and staff of the Nicola Valley Shelter and Support Society would like to thank all volunteers and community donors who helped provide services over this last year. Our programming would not be possible without the support of volunteers and the community pulling together to help others. The Cold Weather Shelter is now closed for the season; however, our Housing First team is active and anyone experiencing or at risk of homelessness is encouraged to reach out via telephone or drop by the office.

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MAKING WAVES

Paddle to conquer the Monster and the Sea Dara Hill THE MERRITT HERALD

Why stand-up paddle for twenty-four hours straight? Dorothy Jordan, paddle team captain would say “because we can, for others who can’t.” Jordan and her team of five others will set sail with twenty-four other groups from across Canada and the United States for the Monster & Sea 24-hour paddle to raise money for families dealing with cancer. The goals of the event are simple, Jordan said. “Have fun, inspire your community, and raise some grassroots funds to help families dealing with the chaos that cancer causes,” she said. The continent-wide event will begin at 8:00 a.m. on April 14 and conclude a full 24 hours later — 8:00 a.m. April 15. The local team will head out on Nicola Lake from Nicola Lakeshore Estates. “Each and every one of us [is] feeling very connected to the cause in some way and each are extremely humbled to be a part of the Monster & Sea 24,” she said. The event is “an opportunity to ‘paddle with a purpose,’ sharing time on the water, doing something we love, to give back what we can, because we can,” she added. Monster & Sea 24-hour paddle was born in 2015 when six paddlers out of Seattle, Wash. set out for 24 hours on the water to raise money for families dealing

Previous participants of the 24-hour paddle on Nicola Lake at approximately 4:30 a.m. Photo contributed

with cancer — the “monster.” It has since spread across Canada and the U.S., and has received support here in the Nicola Valley. “Last year Team Nicola Valley raised over $5,000.00 and helped five local families, ” Jordan said. “Donations are still being accepted, and in fact, donations continue throughout the year.” Last year’s event raised $145,00 across Canada and the U.S., according to their

GoFundMe page. Donations are distributed in $1,000 increments to families in need, leaving it up to the family to determine the best use of the funds, Jordan explained. “This isn’t about research, this isn’t about finding a cure, this doesn’t go to a charity. This is cash, in an envelope, put in the hands of folks who need it,” she said. She encouraged anyone in the community to come out and join the event.

“Support comes in many forms, so if you are unable to make a donation, we welcome you to come out and join us for paddle around the lake,” she said. “I am honoured to be a part of this amazing 24 hour event and captain a team again, in my community this year. Paddling is what I love. If I can make a difference and give back, doing and sharing what I love within my community, nothing could be more fulfilling.” 

SPRING CAMP

MINOR LACROSSE

Hot start to the season for bantams The BCHL playoffs are still in full swing, but the Merritt Centennials organization has their eye on the upcoming season. Over 70 players were in attendance at the Cents’ annual spring camp from April 6 to 8. Competitive scrimmages featuring BCHL hopefuls highlighted the weekend. This year’s crop of local players were especially impressive, said Cents GM and head coach Joe Martin, who added that many of these athletes showed the skills necessary to play in the BCHL. Cole Wagner/Herald

Cole Wagner THE MERRITT HERALD

The lacrosse season is officially underway. The Nicola Valley bantam squad kicked off their season with a 5-2 win over North Okanagan on April 7. The team made the most of a balanced attack which saw five

different Nicola Valley players tallying goals for the team. Gregory Miller opened the scoring in the first period, with the lone assist going to Jalen McRae. North Okanagan answered with a goal of their own in the second, before the Nicola Valley offense kicked into

high gear for the third period. Austyn Street, Carter Shackelly, Lucas Schmid and Jalen McRae found the back of the net. North Okanagan failed to keep pace with the Nicola Valley onslaught, allowing the visiting team to hold on for the win.


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SPORTS ADULT VOLLEYBALL

VolleyFest alive and well in the Nicola Valley Mixed VolleyFest Results Comp 1:

1st place: Tropics (Calgary, Alta.) 2nd place: Peach Palmers (Kamloops, B.C.)  

Comp 2A:

1st place: Just The Tip (Kelowna, B.C.) 2nd place: BobaSet (Kelowna. B.C.)  

Comp 2B:

1st place: That’s What She Set (Lake Country, B.C.) 2nd place: Dream Crushers: (Abbotsford, B.C.)  

Rec A:

1st place: North Frazer Fire Ballz (Vancouver, B.C.) 2nd place: 4 Harambe (Summerland, B.C.)  

Rec B:

1st place: Barn Dance All Stars (Merritt, B.C.) 2nd place: Too Legit To Hit (Merritt, B.C.)

Mitch Stone spikes the ball while teammate Mark Stooshnoff looks on. The pair were competing for Hit for Brains, a team from Kelowna. Cole Wagner/Herald

Action from the floor at Merritt Secondary School. Cole Wagner/Herald

THE SPORTS TICKER

What’s happening in and around the Nicola Valley

April 14

The Monster and Sea 24-Hour Paddle Departing from the Nicola Lakeshore Estates at 8 a.m.

April 14-15

Nicola Valley Archers 3D Shoot Registration: 12 p.m. at the Lower Nicola Gun Range

April 27-29

Ladies Volleyfest at Merritt Secondary School, Collettville Elementary School and CMS Gymnasium

April 27

Elementary rugby tournament at Diamondvale Elementary

May 19-20

First weekend of racing at the Merritt Speedway

June 17

Father’s Day Fishing Derby at Kentucky, Alleyne Lake

June 30 - July 1 Nicola Valley Kennel Club Dog Show Voght Park Sept. 29

Merritt Country Run

Regular Sessions Indoor Pickleball Monday, Wednesday, Friday, CMS, 8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. (until May 1) Tuesday, Thursday, Civic Centre, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. TACKLE TIME Merritt Secondary School’s girls rugby team opened their season at home against Westsyde Secondary on April 4. Despite the 49-0 scoreline, head coach Erica Martindale said there were encouraging signs from her developing squad. “The team handled the loss well though, and were happy to get out on the field for our first game of the season,” she said. “Since then, we have worked heavily on our rucking, tackling, and defensive organization. I look forward to seeing growth this week.” The team was scheduled to take on South Kamloops Secondary on April 11, the results of that game were not available as of press time. Cole Wagner/Herald

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Tuesday, Thursday, Diamond Vale School, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Cadet Hall, 10 a.m.

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ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION

We are inviting Merritt to a luncheon, open house and cake on April 12 at noon in honour of BR 096 Merritt Legion’s 90th anniversary. Legion membership no required to attend event. For more information call the Legion at 250-378-5631.

PENSION BREAKFAST

Conayt Friendship Society Pension Day Breakfast will be held on every Pension Day from 8:30 to 10:00 am at 2164 Quilchena Ave., Merritt, BC. Everyone is invited. Elders eat at no charge. For more information call 250378-5107. Volunteer servers and cooks are welcome.

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N.V. FISH AND GAME CLUB

Annual trophy night and fund raiser at the Hitchin Post in Lower Nicola. Join us Saturday, April 21 at either 5 or 6 pm for a steak dinner. For more information call Paul at 250-378-4904

The Family History Centre at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is open every Thursday from 2 pm to 4 pm. Located at 2451 Spring Bank Ave. Everyone welcome.

THE NICOLA VALLEY HEALTH CARE AUXILIARY NAVY LEAGUE OF CANADA Join the Navy League every Wednesday evening from 6-9 THRIFT SHOP p.m. for our parade. We are located at 1755 Coldwater will be having a Vintage Sale from April 10 - 14. We are open Tuesday to Friday, 10 - 4, and Saturday, 11 - 3. All funds raised will go towards the ER expansion at the Nicola Valley Hospital and Health Centre.

Ave. Jumpstart does cover the cost of our fees and no child is turned away due to finances. For more information phone 250-280-6944.

CLUB THE NICOLA VALLEY COMMUNITY GARDENS GARDEN The Nicola Valley Garden Club meets the first Wednesday Has plots available for the 2018 growing season. If you have questions or would like to reserve a plot call 250-378-0349 or stop by the Baillie House.. table, a small library consisting of books, puzzles and DVD’s. We have just upgraded our horseshoe pits. This is available anytime the Center is open.

HOSPICE

Merritt Hospice is calling for volunteers to support Palliative Care Clients and their families and to support those who are grieving. Volunteers are also needed for administrative duties such a fund raising, community events and serve as board members. Contact Jill Sanford at 250-378-4577 for more information.

CHURCH RENOVATIONS

Merritt Seventh-day Adventist Church at 2190 Granite Ave. is under renovation and is closed temporarily. Still open meeting at the Merritt Baptist Church each Saturday morning. Our soup and sandwich service “Friendship Outreach” is not available. Sorry for any inconvenience. The improvements will allow the church to serve the community better in the near future. Contact 250-378-2339.

HELP WITH INCOME TAX

Need help filing your income taxes? We will be at Crossroads Community Church from 9 am till noon every Tuesday morning from March 6 till April 24. Drop off your paper work one Tuesday and pick it up the following week. If you need more information please phone 250-378-6283.

of each month at 7pm in the Community Room at Interior Savings Credit Union. Entrance at the back of the bank. Enjoy monthly speakers, refreshments and meeting great friends. For more information contact Ellen Miller at 250315-1012

MERRITT SENIOR CURLING starting up in October 2017 Mondays and Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. new curlers welcome contact Lucy 250-378-7638

THE MERRITT CHAPTER OF THE VINTAGE CAR CLUB OF CANADA Invites all persons interested in restoring and enjoying vintage vehicles to join us at our monthly meeting held at the Anglican Church Hall, 1990 Chap.m.an Street, at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month. Vintage car ownership is not required. Call Pete Ratzlaff at 250378-4199 for more information.

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COURTHOUSE ARTS GALLERY

Join us Thursday-Saturday from 12-6 p.m.. See our current art show or join us for our Friday workshops, different arts and artists, from tea and talk to mosaics, drawing, etc. For what’s new this week at the Gallery and the NVAC check our website nicolavalleyartscouncil.com Or call 250-378-6515 or 250-315-3437.

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2990 Voght St. • 250-378-2911• Service Time: Sundays 10:00 a.m.

Merritt Baptist Church

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Merritt Lutheran Fellowship

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

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

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

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

Seventh Day Adventist Church

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

St. Michael’s Anglican Church

1990 Chapman St. • 250-378-3772 Service times: Sundays at 10am (no service on the 5th Sunday)

Trinity United Church

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The Red Cross will be open Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon. Please go to the hospital if you need medical equipment.

Tues. April19 17 Tue. Mar.

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MERRITT

In Loving Memory of

David Charles Morash January 6, 1971 - April 14, 2008

FUNERAL CHAPEL

A Division of Service Corporation International (Canada) ULC

. The Celebration of a Lifetime Begins Here On Call 24 Hours A Day

REGULAR OFFICE HOURS Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri.: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Wednesday: 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m

www.MerrittFuneralChapel.com

Summer Jobs at the Baillie House The Heritage Society is hiring 2 summer students. You will be working at a local heritage site and helping with many different tasks from working with school children to seniors, fundraising and helping tourists. Every day is an adventure. The jobs will be for 32 hours per week at $14.00 per hour. You will be required to start on or about May 1st, ending at Labour Day weekend. Must be in school now and returning in the fall. To apply please contact bailliehouse@shaw.ca, Call 378-0349 or drop by the Baillie Property between Tuesday & Saturday to leave a resume. Deadline is April 14th.

Your memory is a keepsake With which we will never part. God has you in his keeping, We have you in our Hearts.

2113 Granite Ave., Merritt, BC

250-378-2141 or 1-800-668-3379

Offering: 2- day BCCSA Approved Traffic Control Course DATE: April 18 & 19, 2018 TIME: 8 am to 4:30 pm LOCATION: 105 – 1121 McFarlane Way, Merritt, BC. COST: $300 (taxes included) PAYABLE BY CASH OR CHEQUE

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Mike Davidson 250-378-1828 Email: MDavidson@emconservices.ca

The gift of God is eternal

MERRITT & DISTRICT HOSPICE life in Christ Jesus SOCIETY our Lord. VALUE ADDED Romans 6:23 LUMBER REMANUFACTURING PLANT ADVANCE CARE PLANNING is a choice that allows individuals to make health care decisions now, Coming forklifts Events exHighway trucks and lumber in case they cannot give consent for treatments perience an asset. offered in the future.

HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC STUDENTS CAN APPLY

P: 250-280-4040

www.merritthospice.org Please submit resume in person to Email: merritthospice@shaw.ca

1195 Houston Street, Merritt B.C. 250-378-6161

Remembering Our Loved Ones Marvin James

MCNANEY

PRODUCTION WORKERS STUDENTS CAN APPLY

HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC

Highway trucks and lumber forklifts experience an asset. Excellent wages depending on experience. Steady employment. Please submit resume in person to 1195 Houston Street, Merritt B.C. 250-378-6161

Historical Arms Gun Show

October 20, 1952 ~ March 25, 2018

With great sadness we announce the passing of Marvin James McNaney, on March 25th, 2018, in Merritt BC. He was predeceased by his father James McNaney and his mother Rita McNaney (nee Stirling). His brother David McNaney, nephew John McBee and Wendy McNaney (nee McGowan) the mother of his three children that he was so proud of. He is survived by his children, James 0F1DQH\ .D\OD6RĂ€DN $GDP0F1DQH\ DQG/HDK0F1DQH\*UDQGFKLOGUHQ3DUNHU and Payge. Sisters Carrie Dumont and Vivian McBee (nee McNaney). Nieces and nephews Kayla McBee, Justin McNaney, DQG'HQLVH$QGHUVRQ QHH0F1DQH\ DQG many other loved family members. $SULYDWHIDPLO\VHUYLFHZLOOEHKHOGLQWKH VXPPHUDW1LFROD/DNH ,Q OLHX RI Ă RZHUV WDNH \RXU NLGV RU \RXU JUDQGFKLOGUHQĂ€VKLQJ

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An Opportunity is here for you.

Looking for an exciting career opportunity? Interior Savings Insurance is a locally owned and operated insurance agency with 16 branches.

Denied Long-Term Disability, CPP or other Insurance? If, YES. Call: 604.937.6354 or e-mail: jfisher@dbmlaw.ca

Lost & Found Lost from Apartment Fire above Mongos On Friday Black Cat with 2 White Legs Reward Offered (250) 378 - 1572 or (250) 378 - 7771

Employment Business Opportunities HIP OR KNEE REPLACEMENT? Arthritic Conditions / COPD? Restrictions in Walking / Dressing? Disability Tax Credit $2,000. Tax Credit $20,000 Refund. Apply Today For Assistance: 1-844-453-5372

As a valued member of our Sales & Service team, you will experience a workplace that is diverse, stimulating and rewarding. Our interactions with one another and our clients are based on respect and integrity, making Interior Savings Insurance a great place to work and build your career. Our Interior Savings Insurance Merritt Branch is currently recruiting for a Branch Manager and a Casual Customer Service Representative (level II license) to come join their team! “For more information or to apply for one of these position please visit our website: www.interiorsavings.com.� We thank all applicants for their interest and will contact short-listed candidates only

is looking for a

FULL-TIME LABOURER. • landscaping experience an asset but not required. • hardworking individual • experience with power tools • driver’s license is a must. Please fax resumes to 250-378-4166

Scw’exmx Child & Family Services Society

(1) Full-time Family Wellness Navigator Objective: Navigators deliver self-management support to participants via coaching and wellness planning. Participant-centered support is facilitated by an Integrated Wellness Plan. Navigators work with participants to set goals in all domains in their life and relationships, identify wellness team members (including peer supports, therapists, traditional healers/ helpers/teachers or family) to help meet the goals, set a realistic time frame, and support individual in achieving or adapting their goals. Requirements: • Diploma in Social Services, Human Services, Social Work or Relevant Experience • Must be familiar with the development, and cognitive, emotional, social, and cultural needs of the program participants as well as the family system • Interviewing and needs assessment skills • Strong problem solving and planning skills • Must have excellent interpersonal and communications skills, both written and oral • Knowledge of local First Nations customs and culture an asset • Must have a valid BC driver’s license and reliable transportation • Must be able to pass a Criminal Record Check • Preference will be given to, but not limited to, First Nation Applicants Start date: ASAP As Needed Pay: Negotiable 3RVWLQJXQWLOSRVLWLRQLVÀOOHG 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 2975 Clapperton Avenue, Merritt, BC, V1K 1G2 Telephone (250)378-2771, Fax (250)378-2799 Email: reception@scwexmx.com Scw’exmx Child & Family Services Society thanks all those ZKRDSSO\KRZHYHURQO\TXDOLÀHGFDQGLGDWHVZLOOEH considered for an interview.


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(1) Full-time Aboriginal Child and Youth Mental Health Clinician Scw’exmx Child and Family Services Society (SCFSS) is seeking a highly motivated and dynamic individual to join our team as an Aboriginal Child and Youth Mental Health (ACYMH) Clinician. As an integral member of a multi-disciplinary team, the Clinician will provide culturally appropriate services and information which enhance the relationships and wellness RI FKLOGUHQ DQG IDPLOLHV ZKR DUH H[SHULHQFLQJ VLJQLÀFDQW challenges, in the Merritt area. The position is under the direct supervision of the Executive Director. Evening and weekend work as required. RESPONSIBILITIES: • Connects and collaborates with appropriate referral sources • Conduct intakes • Conduct mental health assessments and develop assessment reports • Conduct provisional DSM diagnosis • Develop and execute treatment plans • Maintain appropriate Clinical and administrative records

COLDWATER

INDIAN BAND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR The Coldwater Indian Band has an immediate and exciting opportunity for a temporary full time Economic Development Coordinator and reports to the Coldwater Indian Band Administrator. The Economic Development Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Band Administrator in the overall CED initiatives of the Coldwater Indian Band. Also assists the band membership with Economic Development applications for funding, feasibility studies, gaining employment, & training, etc. Assists the band with other Coldwater Indian Band companies and interests and applying for Grants and other funding to assist with these initiatives. Qualifications & Qualities: • Community Economic Development certification, or Degree in Business Administration or a minimum 4 years employment as an Economic Development Officer/Coordinator • Prefer experience in Economic Development and Capital Projects and related experience in First Nations Communities • Prefer experience in Aboriginal Economic Policy development and in funding and management of Economic Development Programs and Services • Strong aboriginal cultural sensitivity and understanding • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (written and verbal, including record keeping, reporting, facilitation, presentation and public speaking skills) • Strong team player • Exceptional planning, organizational and coordination skills • Ability to work independently/with minimal supervision & follow direction • Exceptional planning, organizational and coordination skills • Ability to consistently demonstrate tact, discretion and sound judgment • Exceptional oral and written communication skills • Ability to do proposals and understand budgeting • 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 or email c/o: lantoine@coldwaterband.org Deadline for resume’s: April 25, 2018 4:00 pm Only successful applicants will be contacted for an interview

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: • Awareness of First Nations culture and issues affecting First Nations families and communities • Develop and maintain working knowledge and relationships with natural partners and supports in the communities • Demonstrated expertise and knowledge in Clinical Mental Health assessment, diagnosis and treatment • Ability to conduct suicide assessments and assist with crisis interventions • Comfortable with conducting both Psycho-educational and treatment focused group sessions to various ages • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

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Auctions

Fine Art fourth Meridian

& Collectables www.4thmeridian.ca We are LOCAL & cater to eclectic tastes. We support non-proďŹ ts with fundraising auctions.

Shop our online gallery anytime. BUD HAYNES & WARD’S FIREARMS AUCTION Saturday, April 28 at 10 AM. 11802-145 Street, Edmonton, Alberta Milarm Co of Edmonton Firearms Dispersal Instructed by Receivers Grant Thornton LLP, Plus Estates. Over 800 lots - On-line bidding. To consign call Linda Baggaley 403-597-1095, Brad 780940-8378. www.budhaynesauctions.com; www.wardsauctions.com.

Yard Sale. Sat. April 14th 8am to noon. 3 Family’s. Lots of Good Stuff. 2687 Irvine Ave.

Misc. for Sale A-Steel Shipping Storage Containers. Used 20’40’45’53’ insulated containers. All sizes in stock. Prices starting under $2,000. Modifications possible doors, windows, walls etc., as office or living workshop etc.,Custom Modifications Office / Home� Call for price. Ph Toll free 24 hours 1-866528-7108 or 1-778-298-3192 8am-5pm. Delivery BC and AB www.rtccontainer.com SAWMILLS from only $4,397 - MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-567-0404 Ext:400OT

STEEL BUILDING SALE...�BIG BLOW OUT SALE - ALL BUILDINGS REDUCED TO CLEAR!� 20X21 $5,560 23X23 $5,523 25x25 $6,896 32X33 $9,629. 33X33 $9,332. One End Wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-855-212-7036.

Start date: ASAP As Needed Pay: Rate will be negotiated based on experience Those who are shortlisted will be invited for an interview For Full Job Description contact SCFSS

Apply by submitting your cover letter and resume Attention: Yvonne Hare, Executive Director Email: reception@scwexmx.com

Misc. Wanted Limit Alcohol

Quit Smoking

Reduce Stress

Physical Activity

5 Lifestyle Changes For A Healthy Heart

Eat Healthy

Coin Collector Buying Coins Collections, Olympic Gold & Silver+ Chad 1-250-863-3082 Wanted to Buy Small to Medium Electric Scooter (250) 378 - 6819

Rentals Property Management

MERRITT 3499 Voght Street April 9, 2018

1 bedroom townhouse. $725 plus hydro Studio Suite on the Lake. $800 plus hydro 2 bedroom Suite on the lake. $1200 plus hydro 3 bedroom + den house. $1600 plus utilities 2 bedroom house. $900 plus utilities. X2 3 bedroom townhouse. $1000 plus utilities 3 bedroom townhouse. $1050 plus utilities Commercial downtown space available. $400 and up. Please feel free to stay in touch with our ofďŹ ce as this may change on a daily basis.

250-378-1996

Call for all of your Residential or Commercial Property Management needs! MERRITT REAL ESTATE SERVICES

FIREARMS AUCTION APRIL 21st, - Three Sessions Live And Online. Bidding Opens April 6th. www.switzersauction.com, Toll-Free 1-800-694-2609, Email: paul@switzersauction.com. Estates And Collections Wanted. Switzer’s - Canada’s #1 Firearms Auction.

Garage Sales

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Educational Counselling, Clinical Psychology, Child and Youth Care, or comparable degree with strong clinical skills • Education in DSM diagnosis and related treatments for common Mental Health challenges • Registered with a professional association • Related experience with responsibility for providing mental health services to children and families • Experience working with Aboriginal communities • A valid BC class 5 driver’s license and criminal record check are mandatory

Scw’exmx Child & Family Services Society thanks all those ZKRDSSO\KRZHYHURQO\TXDOLÀHGFDQGLGDWHVZLOOEH considered for an interview.

Get up to $50,000 from the Government of Canada. Do you or someone you know Have any of these Conditions? ADHD, Anxiety, Arthritis, Asthma, Cancer, COPD, Depression, Diabetes, Difficulty Walking, Fibromyalgia, Irritable Bowels, Overweight, Trouble Dressing...and Hundreds more. ALL Ages & Medical Conditions Qualify. CALL BRITISH COLUMBIA BENEFITS 1-(800)-2113550 For Your Free No Obligation Information Package TODAY.

00000000000000000000000 Numismatist buying coins, collections,paper money, gold, silver +. Todd 250)-864-3521

Property Manager: Lynda Etchart

Legal

Legal Notices Warehouse Lien Act Brandon Daniel is indebted to Mario’s Towing Ltd for storage and towing on a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado VIN: 2GCEK133981158428 A lien is claimed under the act. There is presently an amount due and owing of $9502.38 plus any additional costs of storage, seizure and sale that may accrue. Notice is hereby given that on the 4th day April, 2018 or thereafter, the said vehicle will be sold. The vehicle is currently stored at Mario’s Merritt Towing Ltd. 2676 Nicola Ave, Merritt, BC V1K1B8. The vehicle was placed in storage on March 11th 2017. For more information call Mario’s Merritt Towing at 250-3789241 ext.3001. CRIMINAL RECORD?

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ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE

DENTIST

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nce Quality workmanship with over 34 yrs. experie

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NEW PATIENTS & WALK-INS WELCOME

GENERAL DENTISTS & SPECIALIST ORTHODONTISTS AVAILABLE Call

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s experience • Over 30 year • Fully insured es • FREE estimat • Tree pruning • Removals e • Storm damag tion ua al ev e ur ct • Tree stru ailable. av ng t planni • New & old lo Arborist , Certified Utility Greg Van Osch

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CONCRETE SERVICES we do EVERYTHING CONCRETE • Home Foundations • Retaining Walls • Stamped Concrete • Pool Decks • Basements • Sidewalks • Patios • Stairs

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2026 Mamette Avenue

Toll Free: 1-800-665-8711 www.danalbas.com

HOURS

to book your appointment. Tuesday: 9 am - 6 pm Wednesday - Thursday: 2731 Forksdale Avenue, V1K 1R9 9 am - 5 pm

RESTAURANT MORE THAN JUST A COFFEE SHOP

Come in and enjoy all the

HOMEMADE TASTES

you’ve grown to love and enjoy some new recipes as well!

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Over 200 products on sale* *May vary by store

While supplies last. Inventory by store will vary. Prices are subject to change without notice. In the event of a change, the product description and display price in the liquor store will prevail. Prices do not include taxes.

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