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EVACUATION ALERT Homes in the Nicola River floodplain were placed under evacuation alert as city crews worked around the clock to protect Merritt.

/PAGE 3 PROJECT NIXED Tempers flared in city council chambers after a housing development proposed for Pine Street was rejected by councillors.

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WORK ON THE LINE

ROUTE DISPUTE After a day-long deliberation, no agreement was reached between the Coldwater Band and Kinder Morgan during a route hearing in Merritt.

Fire season is fast approaching, and the new BC Wildfire Service recruits are ready to ship out from boot camp in Merritt. STORY/PAGE 5

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Inflows to Nicola Lake may have already peaked, but the risk of further flooding in Merritt remains high. Cole Wagner THE MERRITT HERALD

Inflows into Nicola Lake peaked on May 11, and has been dropping significantly over the past few days, explained Sarah Simon, a hydrologist in charge of the Nicola Lake dam. Over the course of the weekend, inflows to the lake began dropping from 110 cubic metres per second to 95 cubic metres per second by Sunday. “That’s a pretty aggressive drop in inflows,” said Simon. Still, more water is flowing into the lake than out of it, which means the outflow from the dam will remain at the current levels for at least the near future. “We are currently releasing 75 [cubic] metres per second from the dam, so there’s still a pretty large gap between those two,” said Simon. “So we won’t start to see the lake stabilizing or dropping until our outflows are larger than our inflows.” Until the lake begins to drop, Simon said it’s unlikely that the outflows from the dam will be changed. Nine properties on Second Avenue and one

this week

property on Voght Street were ordered to evacuate on May 13. Seniors at the Nicola Meadows assisted living complex in Merritt were ordered to evacuate earlier in the weekend, as water began creeping up Garcia Street. The order was issued at 4:00 a.m. on May 12, with residents of the Nicola Meadows complex reporting to the Emergency Social Services (ESS) reception centre at 1721 Coldwater Avenue. With warm weather expected to continue to melt snow at higher elevations, homes in the Nicola floodplain remain on evacuation alert. Meanwhile, hydrologists are keeping an eye on the Coldwater River on the south end of town. “The Coldwater is in that range of having the potential to see significant (Top) The City of Merritt issued an evacuation alert for those living in the Nicola River floodplain on May 12. rises in response to the (Above) Locals placed sandbags near Voght Street to stem the flow of the river. Cole Wagner/Herald hot weather,” said Dave Campbell, who heads the been flooded as a result Voght Street was closed through this week,” he said BC River Forecast Centre. of the high ground water for days prompting traffic on May 14. “We do expect [the table. to be rerouted on Juniper Volunteers, along with Coldwater River] to concrews from the BC Wildfire Drive. The road reopened tinue to rise throughout For the most up-to-date on May 16. Service, have worked from the week, until that snow Elsewhere on the flood- flood information, go online sunrise to sunset, filling is diminished, which we plain, the city reported that sandbags for those in need to merrittherald.com would expect to happen multiple basements have at the civic centre.

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Levels dropping The water level in Mamit Lake is steadily dropping according to provincial hydrologists, meaning the threat of further flooding in Guichon Creek is beginning to subside.

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Open fire ban Effective May 15, the size of open fires will be restricted at elevations below 1,200 metres throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre, in an effort to prevent human-caused wildfires.

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Goats praised An independent report on the 2017 flood and wildfire seasons lauded the District of Logan Lake for the community’s excellent wildfire management practices, including the use of goats.

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COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULE

to meet with Mayor Menard on p.m., 3:00p.m., and3:00 a.m.and 9:00a.m. from 9:00 May 2 from May23 inin the Street. Voght Street. 2185 Voght floor), 2185 (second floor), Hall (second City Hall at City Office at Mayor’s Office the Mayor’s

May 22, 2018 - 7:00 p.m. Regular Council Meeting Tuesday, June 12 - 7:00 p.m. Regular Council Meeting

Interested citizens are welcome to stop by, say hello and discuss issues and opportunities for the City, its residents and businesses.

Tuesday, June 26 - 7:00 p.m. Regular Council Meeting

If you would like to schedule a particular time to meet with the Mayor at a Drop-In session please call reception at City Hall 250-378-4224.

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BE BEAR AWARE The City of Merritt would like to remind residents that this is the time of year that bear sightings increase as bears come out of dormancy. Every year, bear-human conflict occurs in our City, and in some cases, results in the destruction of bears. The City of Merritt asks that you do your part and manage your bear attractants. • Garbage is the #1 attractant for bears and can attract bears away from their normal habitat.

WATERING RESTRICTIONS

6:00AM - 8:00AM and 7:00PM - 10:00PM EVEN ADDRESSES – Mon/Wed/Fri ODD ADDRESSES – Tues/Thurs/Sat AUTOMATIC SPRINKLERS: on your respective days midnight to 4:00 AM *NO SPRINKLING SUNDAYS Effective May 1ST to September 30TH

• Other Bear attractants include: any and all food wastes, offal, and accumulations of discarded fruit, whether on public or private land. • Bears are most active at night, so do not put out garbage bins on the night before the scheduled pick-up day. • City of Merritt Solid Waste Bylaw requires that garbage cans must be placed curbside after 5:00 a.m. on the morning of collection.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Position: The City of Merritt is inviting applications for the position of Casual/ On Call Clerk Typist. For complete details, visit City of Merritt website at www.merritt.ca

ATTENTION TO MERRITT BUSINESS OWNERS

Current resumes reflecting applicants’ knowledge, skills and abilities relevant to the position; detailing education and qualifications, and proof of required education and licenses will be accepted prior to 4:00 p.m. Friday, May 25, 2018 by:

During the walk, City of Merritt staff, Council, and community members will be out talking to local businesses about issues and areas of growth. Businesses across a variety of industry sectors will be contacted during the walk to ensure the sample reflects the diversity of business within Merritt.

Deputy Clerk/Human Resources Manager PO Box 189, 2185 Voght Street Merritt, BC V1K 1B8 Or by email: cfraser@merritt.ca We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The City of Merritt will be hosting the fourth annual Merritt Business Walk on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

As part of the 2018 Merritt Business Walk, we invite all businesses to participate in a survey either in person at the walk, or by downloading the questionnaire online (to be posted May 25, 2018). To ensure your business is contacted during the 2018 Business Walk contact the City’s Manager of Economic Development and Tourism. For more information on the Merritt Business Walk Program please visit: www.merritt.ca/doing-business/economicdevelopment/business-walks or call 250-378-8619

NOTICE OF TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES WHAT: 2018 MSS Graduation Parade WHEN: June 23, 2018 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm WHERE: Merritt Rotary Park - 2000 block of Voght Street to Merritt Civic Centre WHAT: 2018 MSS Graduation Walk WHEN: June 22, 2018 6:30 pm - 6:50 pm WHERE: MSS - 1651 Chapman Street to Nicola Valley Connect with us on our new tourism and social media. Memorial Arena - 2075website Mamette Avenue www.tourismmerritt.com • #ExploreMerritt

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Date Posted: May 08, 2018 Posting Expires: May 25, 2018

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. Alec Macfarlane, AScT, Engineering Technologist 250-378-8627, email: tech@merritt.ca

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CURBSIDE RECYCLING The City of Merritt was recently advised by the TNRD, that some curbside recycling containers were contaminated with items that are not permitted in the recycling containers, such as yard waste i.e. leaves, twigs etc. this contaminated the entire bin container load. 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. The TNRD can charge a penalty of $50.00 per metric tonne for contaminated loads. 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. The City and the TNRD appreciates your cooperation.


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NICOLA VALLEY NEWS FIRE SEASON

Digging into wildfire boot camp Dara Hill THE MERRITT HERALD

BC Wildfire Service put its new recruits to the test this month in Merritt. Three weeklong camps designed to teach recruits the fundamentals of fighting forest fires took place at the provincial training centre in May. Chief fire information officer Kevin Skrepnek said the BC Wildfire Service trains roughly 200 new firefighters each year, supporting a provincial wildfire fighting force of over 1,000 people. It’s no easy feat to earn one of those spots, Skrepnek explained “This year we had somewhere in the neighbourhood of 1,500 applications, so it’s very, very competitive,” he said. “The folks who

come to Merritt have already gone through quite a bit of rigour just to earn a spot at bootcamp.” The camp, a mixture of classroom instruction and physically demanding fieldwork, pushes the recruits to their limits. Nelson native John Johnson, one of the new recruits at the bootcamp, admitted he was in for a shock on day one. “I had no idea what to expect when I came here,” he said. “The first day I got bagged pretty hard, dragging hose and digging guard. I knew I was in for a good week after that.” Despite the hard work, Johnson said he wouldn’t take any of it back. “No regrets — it’s been a great experience,” he said. For Emma Atkinson, a recruit from Victoria,

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Avoiding the blame game If there was one mom who went unappreciated in Merritt on Sunday, it was definitely Cole Wagner Mother COLE’S NOTES Nature. Rising water on the Nicola River prompted the city to issue more evacuation orders to some residents in the Nicola River floodplain. Others remained on evacuation alert — allowed to stay in their homes and watch the water slowly creep towards their front door (or in other cases, up through the basement). When the threat of flood water poses a risk to a person’s family, or threatens the sanctity of their home, you can forgive a little irritability that comes along with the question on everyone’s mind: How did we get here (again)? How can we say that this year’s flood season is “unprecedented,” when people’s backs are still sore from sandbagging last year? The somewhat unsatisfying answer is that the weather is an unpredictable and fickle beast. Human nature dictates that in times of crisis, people want to know who is responsible. And blame naturally follows. But the reality is that hydrologist and dam operators did the best they could have to prepare for this year’s freshet season. Both Nicola Lake and Mamit Lake were drained down to the point where they might have been mistaken for rather large puddles, not major bodies of water. And it still flooded. So while cursing the sun is one viable option, pointing fingers is not. Those hands would be better used to fill sandbags instead. After all, it’s Mother Nature’s world out there — we’re all just living in it.

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A second chance for Malaysia Mahathir Mohamad was always a curious character. He was prime minister of Malaysia for 22 years, and although he did not enrich himself many of his GWYNNE DYER cronies did very well The international from corrupt pracSTAGE tices that he did little to curb. He was a ruthless authoritarian who had his own deputy prime minister, Anwar Ibrahim, jailed on a trumped-up charge of sodomy when Anwar called for economic and political reforms in 1998. But he preserved Malaysia’s basic democratic institutions when ethnic resentments threatened to overwhelm them, and he left the country in good shape economically when he retired at the age of 75 in 2001. It’s unlikely that he ever imagined he would be returning to power at the age of 92. Like Mahathir, his successors in office came from the United Malays National Organization, a party claiming to represent the Malay half of the population that has dominated every ruling coalition since 1957.

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He criticized them from time to time, but he remained a loyal member of UMNO until the flagrant corruption of the last prime minister, Najib Razak, drove him to quit the party in 2016. Najib’s thievery was big and brazen. $4.5 billion disappeared from a state investment vehicle called 1 Malaysian Development Berhad (1MDB) on his watch, and $700 million of it ended up in his bank account. (He said that it was a gift from a friend in the Middle East.) Many other people in his government also got large sums of money, but only Najib bought a hundred-metre yacht complete with helicopter pad and movie theatre. The theft began shortly after Najib won the 2008 election, and by the 2013 election so many Malaysians were aware that something was seriously wrong that the opposition coalition, led by Anwar Ibrahim (who had been released from jail in 2004), got a majority of the votes. It didn’t win the election, however, because Malaysia’s first-past-the-post election rules gave Najib’s coalition more seats. By now the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI were going after $1.7 billion of 1MBD money that had been spent or hidden in the United States — “The Malaysian people were defrauded on an enormous scale,” said Deputy

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FBI Director Andrew McCabe — but Najib just carried on as before. When Anwar Ibrahim’s support continued to grow, Najib had him arrested, tried on another sodomy charge, and jailed for five years in 2015. The following year Mahathir Mohamad quit the ruling party because he was “embarrassed” by the corruption, and popular protests began in the streets of Kuala Lumpur. Najib didn’t even blink. Last year Najib dismissed his own deputy and the attorney-general for making critical comments about the scandal, and in January the new attorney-general he appointed declared him free of any guilt over the affair. That was when Mahathir Mohamad’s patience ran out, and he declared that he would lead the opposition coalition against Najib in the 2018 election. He promised that he would immediately get a royal pardon for Anwar Ibrahim if he won, and would hand over the government to Anwar within two years. Although nobody quite trusted him, enough voted for him anyway, and the Malay-dominated coalition led by Najib lost power for the first time in the country’s history.

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Leave Fido out of your road trip Editor, Just a note to the people of Merritt. Please don’t leave you dogs in the car with windows rolled up. It is very hot out there. The last two weeks I have been up town and seen dogs in cars with windows rolled up in parking lots at brand name big stores. Bylaw officers should patrol these lots and fine people who do this disturbing act. Would you leave your child in a car too? Let’s grow up people. This is not a joke. Leave your dogs at home where they belong. Driving with dogs running around inside a vehicle should be treated the same as using a cell phone when driving. This is a total distraction as far as I am concerned. Would you put a horse or a cow in your car and drive? Have a nice day. Patrick Cullen Merritt

Switzerland without the mountains to Malaysia’s crowded universities should remain, although it is irksome to better-qualified students of other Mahathir has already sprung groups who are frozen out. But the Anwar from prison, and the rule that allows only Malay-led comAmerican, Swiss and Singapore panies to bid on most government authorities are all eager to help him contracts is holding the entire econotrack down where the stolen money my back and has the main source of went. He even thinks he can recover corruption for the past six decades. most of it. And Najib Razak has been ordered not to leave the country Mahathir could and should kill it. The four-party coalition he leads pending further investigations into his includes fortune. many A happy Malays ending to but is not the tale, dominated but there is ‘Only he has the by them. At one more 92, he has service prestige and now also no future Mahathir the power to end the political could do special legal position ambitions for his and can country, enjoyed by his fellow afford to and he is Malays.’ annoy the the only entrenched person who clan of can do it. Malay ‘businessmen’ who live off Only he has the prestige, and now padded government contracts. also the power, to end the special If he acts now, he would give the legal position enjoyed by his fellow country a second chance to become Malays. what it could be: a prosperous, specMalays are, on average, more tacularly multi-cultural Asian version rural, less well educated and poorer of Switzerland (without the mounthan the other half of the country’s tains, of course). population (Chinese, Indian and indigenous people). In an attempt to Gwynne Dyer’s new book, ‘Growing improve their lot and win their votes, Pains: The Future of Democracy (and successive Malay-led governments Work)’, was published last month by Scribe have granted them large educational in Canada, the United States, the United and commercial privileges. Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand. Perhaps special access for Malays

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B.C. has new ambitious climate goal, but still no plan to reach it B.C. Environment Minister George Heyman has unveiled the NDP- TOM FLETCHER Green gov- B.C. ernment’s VIEWS brave new greenhouse gas emission reduction targets, without giving any real hint of how these will succeed where decades of previous targets have not. The old targets from the Gordon Campbell government were based on 2007 emissions, announced as B.C. adopted Canada’s first significant carbon tax on fuels in 2008. They were a 33 per cent reduction by 2020, and a breath-taking 80 per cent by 2050. Former premier Christy Clark acknowledged a couple of years ago that the first target wasn’t going to be met, as her government worked overtime to develop a liquefied natural gas export industry. Heyman formalized that in legislation presented last week. The new target is a 40 per cent reduction by 2030, based on 2007 levels. The 2050 target of 80 per cent less carbon dioxide and equivalent gases remains, looking about as achievable now as it did when it was set a decade ago. To make it, barring some sort of technological miracle, much of B.C. will be back to using horses and buggies, if not depopulated. Reporters had a brief hallway scrum with Heyman to ask about the strategy. I’ve been following this stuff since Canada signed on to the failed Kyoto Protocol in 1992, and the political soft-shoe dance hasn’t changed much. Reporter: Aren’t these pretty ambitious targets, minister? Heyman: “They are ambitious, and we’ll be detailing over the next months particular measures, whether it’s in transportation, whether it’s in energy savings, in buildings and homes, whether it’s reductions in emissions in industry, about how we propose to bring those down. Reporter: What’s different now

from 10 years ago? Heyman: “We’re building a plan. We expect to work with all industries to see how we’re going to meet the reductions they need to make overall. What we certainly don’t want to do is disadvantage any industry in B.C.” Reporter: Do these new targets take into account your latest incentives for LNG Canada? Heyman: “We have to see how we can meet an overall industrial emission reduction target, and where any increase in certain industries would fit into that. Our government was very clear to the proponent that we’re setting targets and it all had to fit.” Translation: Building a plan means there still isn’t one. Not disadvantaging B.C. industries is a fabrication. Powdered cement is already being imported from the U.S. and China. So how far are we from reducing B.C. emissions by a third, as 2020 approaches? I wish I could tell you, but neither the federal or provincial government is very forthcoming with that information. The most recent data I could find from either source is from 2015, showing a modest reduction between 2005 and 2015. The previous B.C. government provided some emission tracking data as the carbon tax started going up in small steps. It showed a big drop-off after 2008, which everyone except then-environment minister Terry Lake acknowledged was a result of a world-wide recession and financial crisis that ground investment and construction to a halt. The B.C. economy was ticking along pretty well in 2007, lots of cars and trucks being bought, lots of construction and so on. Nothing like today, however, with population up substantially and concrete highrise construction everywhere you look in major urban centres. Our gasoline prices are at record highs, and despite that I’m pretty sure our greenhouse gas emissions are too. The only real plan so far is to keep raising taxes until emissions fall. Tom Fletcher is B.C. legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Email: tfletcher@blackpress.ca

From the Herald archives: May 17, 1989

DUMP PROBLEMS WILL BE COSTLY Problems at the Lower Nicola landfill site are becoming worse and regional district co-ordinator Fred Hart says it’s “getting to the point of being ludicrous.” Last night someone broke into the dump site and set fire to the landfill, Hart reported. Contractors arriving at the site this morning immediately notified police and the regional district and then began the lengthy job of trying to extinguish the blaze. “We’ve had constant dumping outside the gates of the dump almost every day,” Hart said. “It’s at the point now where we’re going to have to hire more people to take care of the site. “There’s going to be some pretty big bills to pay there.”

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Métis Rights & Reconciliation Community Engagement

Firefighters ready to be deployed

Métis Nation British Columbia is seeking the input of Métis people on these important issues: • Recognition of s.35 Rights and Self Determination • Reconciliation with the Province of British Columbia • Citizenship Registry and Community Acceptance • The Duty to Consult • MNBC Budget Legislation

From Page 5 “It’s been incredible. It’s exactly where I want to be — right here,” she said. A lack of women in the program wasn’t a problem for Robin Price, a recruit from Smithers. She said she’s ready for long days on the fire line. “I knew there were a lot more men in the program, but I love challenges and pushing myself to the limit,” she said. Each of the weeklong camps culminates in a field day — the recruits’ last chance to prove themselves in the bush. “The field day is kind of the culmination. Up until that it’s kind of a mix between classroom and field stuff, but they basically run through a full-day scenario of the life cycle of a fire,” Skrepnek said. When the Herald visited the bootcamp on the last field day, recruits were hard at work digging a containment line to reduce wildfire hazard. While the firefighters-in-training were

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sweating it out, forest protection assistant Brandi Curns said she was impressed by the keen, hardworking group. “It’s been a really good group of recruits and I would work with all of them,” she said. “I always get excited to run into them on a fire line.” After their final written exam, it’s time for these tired, soot-covered recruits to make their debut in a real crew. According to Skrepnek, they can be deployed across the province within days. “In terms of where

they could be working, we have bases right from Fort Nelson to Cranbrook to the Island — right across the board,” Skrepnek said. There’s a lot for participants to take in at the training camp, but the lessons have just begun for these new firefighters, Curns explained. “We give them the foundation here, but there’s always new things to do,” she said. “They’ll learn a lot this week but they’ll continue to learn whether they’re with us for two years, five years or 10 years or more.”

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Council rejects development on Pine Street Dara Hill THE MERRITT HERALD

The City of Merritt nixed a rezoning application for 1330 Pine Street at the city council meeting on May 8, but developers say it’s “far from over.” Real estate agent Georgia Clement presented her case to move forward with the application to build 20 single-unit homes on four acres of agricultural land in Collettville at the meeting. One of her goals, she said, was to remind council of their duty to act fairly and in the interests of the entire community. She said Coun. Diana Norgaard and Coun. Ginny Prowal already made their decision to oppose the development before first and second reading. She added the two councillors have influenced the opinions of other councillors and should remove themselves from further voting on the application. “Unfortunately two of the councillors before us have failed in carrying out that duty. At

Zoning analysis for 1330 Pine Street. Photo courtesy of the City of Merritt

the meeting on April 17, both councillors Prowal and Norgaard stated publicly that they are against this rezoning,” she said. “Both councillors Norgaard and Prowal should respectfully recuse themselves from the vote this evening due to the bias evident in their on the record comments at the last meeting.” At that point in her presentation, Mayor Neil Menard stepped in. “Miss Clement, just hang on here. You’re overstepping a little bit in reference to some of the councillors and I

think it’s a bit unfair,” he said. “The thing we’re talking about here is that bylaw and moving it forward, so I would ask you to speak to that and your reasons why it should be done, not taking on any of the councillors and or trying to point fingers for not supporting something.” In response, Clement said she’s dealing with a legal issue in pursuit of a fair and unbiased process with the city. “I think that when we come to these meetings and we give you our options and our applications, that we

just expect to be treated fairly and not to have predetermined decisions handed to us before we’ve had a chance to give anybody the information,” she said. In an unspoken part of her speech later emailed to the Herald, Clement wrote that Norgaard’s and Prowal’s comments may require the rezoning to be heard by a court in order to get a fair unbiased decision.   “Our lawyer will be in touch with the City of Merritt to determine a way to go forward and whether there will be a Public Hearing, or there will be a Court decision,” it reads. Coun. Brown was the only member of council to vote in favour of bringing the rezoning application to a first reading, and the motion was defeated. Public applause followed the termination of the motion.

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Hearing produces no solution to route issue Dara Hill THE MERRITT HERALD

Despite a 13-hour hearing in Merritt to determine the best route for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, Kinder Morgan Canada and the Coldwater Indian Band are at a stalemate. As a decision was not reached on May 10, both Kinder Morgan Canada and Coldwater are to file their final arguments to the National Energy Board (NEB) in writing. According to an NEB representative, these final submissions are expected by May 22, and the panel will then take two to three months to make their decision as to whether or not Kinder Morgan has proposed the best possible route for the expansion. The proposed route for the Trans Mountain expansion project, which would see the

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Conayt Friendship Society is hosting our annual Aboriginal Day Celebrations on June 21, 2018 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. We are looking for local vendors who would like to take part in the festivities and set up booths for the day. * All food vendors must have a City of Merritt business license, Interior Health Food Permit and CSA approved equipment.

Supporters of the Coldwater Band gathered outside the Merritt civic centre during the route hearing, despite the fact that only 20 people were allowed inside. Dara Hill/Herald

pipeline pass through lands which act as a recharge area for the band’s aquifer, remains a serious concern to Coldwater Indian Band. Chief Lee Spahan noted the risk of contamination to the band’s sole water source can’t be understated. “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 told the Herald last month. The NEB, in its review of the Trans Mountain project, acknowledged there was a lack of consultation done by Kinder Morgan with the Coldwater band on the subject of the groundwater aquifer. As one of the 157 conditions

for approval, the NEB required that a hydrogeological study to be completed by Kinder Morgan to evaluate aquifer characteristics, the risks the route poses to the aquifer and how the company will address those risks. Chief Spahan said the work has yet to begin.

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Clash over consultation From Page 12 “It hasn’t even started yet. The talks have started, but we’re a long ways from finding out what the facts are about the outcome of condition 39,” he said. “Trans Mountain has studied possible alternatives through this entire corridor, the Coldwater Valley, and has determined that the proposed

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1545 MILLER ROAD

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1001 COLDWATER RD

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Perfect for investors – side by side duplex within walking distance to shopping & schools. Each side has 2 bedrooms, 100 amp service and a fenced backyard.

Cute and cozy 2 bedroom home on large corner lot with development potential. Lot is 231x100 with subdivision potential or room for large shop. Has separate cabin that would be great for hobby shop.

This side by side duplex has 2 bedrms, 1 bathrm kitchen & living room per side, plus a fenced backyard, and 432 sq.ft. each side for a total of 864 sq.ft.

Investors – side by side duplex with 2 bedrooms, bathrm, kitchen, living room and 100 amp service per side, plus a fenced backyard.

4 bedroom Bench home overlooking the city & valley. Has huge country kitchen with large island & skylight. HW floor in huge living room, 2 fireplace + woodstove. Very private back yard.

On 2 acres bordering the beautiful Nicola River with 20+ fruit trees. This 1600 sq.ft. 2 bedroom home has basement, newer woodstove, and a variety of outbuildings.

Great decorating in this comfortable, spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Quality renovations include cement blocking, furnace, HW tank, walls, insulation, flooring, paint & bathrm fixtures.

Fully fenced 14.5 acres with spacious 4 bedrm, 2 bath rancher with vaulted ceilings, office, large eating area & separate dining. Has numerous outbuildings, 2 wells, and back onto crown land.

Fantastic quality built home on 1.35 acres on the Bench. This home has 3 bedrms, 3 baths, and fully fin. Bsmt. Has 3 car shop, inground pool, U/G archery range and paved parking.

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$279,900

2733 GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS RD

Amazing view from this 7039 sq.ft. lot. Close to shopping and restaurants. In area of quality built homes and growing subdivision. Bring your plans and start building your dream home.

Great subdivision to build your dream home. Fantastic views, close to shopping, restaurant, services, schools and highway. Priced to sell!

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One of the finest lots, located in Grandview Heights subdivision, with amazing views of the Nicola Valley. Close to all amenities. The perfect place to build your dream home.

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One of the finest lots in Grandview Heights subdivision, with amazing views of the Nicola Valley. Close to all amenities and shopping. Perfect place to build your dream home.

Nice building lot on Lindley Creek Road, in a growing newer subdivision. The natural slope of the land will allow for a walkout basement with a rancher type look from the front yard.

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Approx. 5 acres with city water and sewer not connected, zoned R-9 High Density Residential. Great views overlooking the valley. Call for more details.

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Build your executive retreat on this 1.1 acre lot in Nicola Lakeshore Estates. Water and sewer hookups available. Great lake for all water sports, fishing and hiking trails. Adjoining lot also available.

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Great property is a well developed subdivision of acreages. This unique 15 acre property has a large amount of river frontage. Hydro is at lot line, well & septic must be installed. Most of land is flat & useable.

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Great waterfront property of 6 acres for your recreational getaway or build your home in the country. Mostly flat with many building sites, shallow well, septic approval, hydro with 200 amp and driveway already in.

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4153 AIRPORT RD

Lease all or part of this 11.4 acre site. Will build to suit warehousing. Great location beside Walmart. C-4 zoning. Highway 5 close by. Ready to go, cleared & gravel topped site. Utilities at lot line.

Two 10 acre parcels in the City limits. Zoned M-1. Other parcel has “future development” zoning. One parcel has lease in place. Located on truck route and easy access to highway. Call for more details.

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6593 MONCK PARK

53 AC property that includes R3 and FD zoning. FD allows for Buyer to request a zoning to fit their plans – could be changed residential to M1 zoning for Light Industrial. Call for details.

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6408 MONCK PARK

Private 12.6 acres, treed with great access to Spius Creek. Several good building sites, has a drilled well and hydro to lot line. Located in Sunshine Valley off Cleasby Road.

$189,000

1.7 acres of commercial land. Lease all or part of this site at $0.75 per sq.ft. Presently being used for semi-truck parking. Zonced C-3. Call for permitted uses available.

$199,000

3940 CRAWFORD AVE

Lease all or part of this 1.3 acre property at $0.85 per sq.ft. or will built warehouse to suit. Zoned C-3. Directly across from Boston Pizza and Highway 5 is close by. Call for permitted uses.

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2701 NICOLA AVE

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

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

Great 1 acre lakeview lot with stunning panoramic views of Nicola Lake. The perfect place to build your country retreat, in neighbourhood of high end custom homes. Enjoy fishing, swimming & boating.

In one of Merritt’s high end developments, Nicola Lakeshore Estates. This 1 acre lot has water and sewer hookups available and fantastic views of Nicola Lake. Close to water access.

Approx. 1/2 acre parcel zoned C-3 with utilities in place on the lot. Located near Walmart, highway access and backs onto the airport.

12 acres of land with city water and sewer, not presently connected. Site has existing fourplexes at varying degrees of completion and all needing work. Has fantastic views.

15.9 acre RV Park zoning bordering the Coldwater River. Hookups in place & future set of plans for expansion available. Has city services. Has small rental home with long term tenants.

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Approx. 4 acre residential development land zoned R1, services not connected. Call for more details.

Approx. 291 acre with great potential. Current plans are for a development of 2 acre estate lots with city boundaries. Rural living within close proximity to city, with fantastic views.

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10 acre development site with CD-1 zoning. Will have city water and sewer (not connected yet). Bring your ideas and call for more details.

122 acres of multiple zonings C4, C6 and R1. Buyer should contact the City of Merritt to request suitable zoning to match their needs. Call for more details.

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Data from a geological study involving Highland Valley Copper mine near Logan Lake could lead to a faster way to identify mineral deposits in B.C. Genomic sequencing — technology traditionally used in the medical industry to detect DNA — is an emerging science in the mining sector.

At HVC and two other mines in the province, genomic sequencing is being used to try to detect changes in the micro-organisms living in soils over bodies of ore, thanks to funding from Geoscience BC. “We are now talking about using biology to discover buried mineral deposits,” Bruce Madu, Geoscience BC vice-president of minerals and mining, told KTW at this year’s

Kamloops Exploration Group mining conference in Kamloops. Soil samples collected from HVC and mines on Vancouver Island and in the Cariboo have been stored at the University of British Columbia and are being processed, Madu said. Results are expected sometime in the summer or early fall, he said.

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Genomic sequencing used B.C. mines at Highland Valley Copper innovation GUEST COLUMN

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Mining Week AND THE HARDWORKING PEOPLE IN THE INDUSTRY.

“A positive result from Highland Valley Copper would be that there are specific species of organisms that show up overtop of a mineral deposit,” he said. “A negative result would be that it’s the same species overtop the ore body as it is some distance away from the ore body.” If a pattern exists over the already identified ore deposits at these active mines, the technology could prove to be a successful way of detecting new mineral sites. “This is medical technology used to develop the human genome, commercialized,” Madu said. The next step would be to continue testing, Madu said. “The idea would be that we complete the research and develop the methodologies so the [mining] sector can adopt it and use it them-

selves,” Madu said. He said sequencing equipment has become much cheaper than it was 10 years and is smaller in size. “Literally, it’s gone from machines the size of rooms down to hand-held units that can allow you to analyze samples for small fractions of a dollar per sample,” Madu said. The mining industry traditionally uses chemistry to detect potential mineral deposits, but that process can take several months, Madu said, noting the emerging technology in genomic sequencing could prove to provide real-time results. “I think one of the benefits will be with the portable technology that is now being developed. You may be able to analyze samples in the field,” Madu said. “We don’t know if it’s going to work, but it certainly seems to be quite promising.”

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MINING WEEK British Columbia has a long history in mining, from the first coal mines on Vancouver Island in the mid1800s, through the Cariboo gold rush, to the modernized mines of today, mineral exploration and mining have remained a foundational industry of the province. Our government understands the important contributions the mining industry makes to the people and communities of our province. Some may view mining as simply a traditional sector.

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Investing in B.C.’s future From Page 22 We recognize it as much more than that: Mining is a hotbed of innovation for the future. British Columbia is the largest producer of copper, and second-largest producer of silver, in Canada. As we transition to electric vehicles, solar panels and wind turbines, those minerals will be even more essential. The average two-megawatt wind turbine contains five tonnes of copper and 230 tonnes of steel, and electric cars require up to four times more copper than conventional vehicles. Not only are British Columbia’s minerals and metals key components in renewable energy production and reducing carbon emissions, our mining industry is also partnering with high-tech companies and adopting cleaner technology to reduce its impact on the environment. A great example of this innovation and technology is MiningVR, a virtual reality (VR) platform designed right here in British Columbia by high-tech firm LlamaZOO. This unique technology gives mining companies the ability to map mine plans onto a life-sized interactive experience

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that aids companies in all facets of mine development, including resource management, mine planning and reclamation. One of the biggest mining companies in B.C., Teck Resources, is also a partner in one of the largest technology superclusters: the B.C.-based Digital Technology Supercluster. Part of its work will focus on what it calls the Earth Data Store that will facilitate improved data collection, sharing and visualization — enhancing confidence in resource sector project planning and assess-

ments for proponents, Indigenous peoples, government and communities. Our government is committed to working with First Nations, mining communities and industry to strengthen and improve natural resource development in this province, so that we can build a strong, sustainable, innovative economy that works for all British Columbians. Michelle Mungall is the Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources and the MLA for Nelson-Creston.

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Panthers crowned as West Zone champions Cole Wagner THE MERRITT HERALD

The Merritt Secondary School Panthers put on a record-breaking performance at the West Zone Track and Field Championships on May 9, en route to being named the overall points champions at the meet. The Panthers prevailed over their rivals from Kamloops and Barriere to claim the title, with 411 points to Brock Middle School’s 375. Westsyde Secondary was third with 278 points. A strong performance by the girls helped power the MSS team to such a great finish. Grade 8 Mariska Wekking had an especially productive day, coming home with three gold medals in the 100 metre dash, 200 metre

dash and long jump events. Not to be outdone, several Panthers etched their names in the record books. Brody Pattison (high jump), Cienna Warrington -Wright (shot put), Isabelle Heard (high jump) and the junior boys relay team (Mason Hintz, Spencer Nagata, Cole Jackson and Jay Peralta) set new meet records during the championships in Kamloops. “As a team we simply had a great day with some extraordinary showings by some of our members,” said head coach Randy Sheldon. For many of the athletes, the West Zone meet serves as the first step towards earning a spot at the provincial championship meet, beginning on May 31.

(Top left) Jay Peralta wins his heat during the 200 metre dash. Peralta finished third in the final. (Bottom left) Jayna Whitecross (second from the left) finished fourth in the 80 metre hurdles. (Above) Nicolas Willey finished fourth in shot put, but claimed the gold medal in discus. Photos contributed

Podium finishes at West Zone Championships Grade 8 boys Cole Jackson    1st High jump 2nd 100-metres 1st Shot put   Carson Anscomb 3rd Triple jump Mason Fox 1st Javelin 3rd Long jump Grade 8 girls Mariska Wekking 1st 100-metres 1st 200 metres 1st Long jump Alexandra Van Rossum

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Avery Warren 2nd 80 metres hurdles 3rd 400 metress Hannah Howard 3rd 80 metres hurdles 3rd High jump Semiah Oppenheim 3rd 800-metres                             1st 1500-metres   Cienna 1st Shot put Warrington-Wright Junior boys Nicolas Willey  1st Javelin Mason Hintz

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Leif Ellingsen 1st Discus Jay Peralta 3rd 100 metres 3rd 200 metres Junior girls Kari Kroeker 2nd 80 metres hurdles McKenna 2nd High jump Mortimer-Hack 3rd Triple jump Isabelle Heard 1st High jump 3rd 200 metres   Coralyn Collins 1st 400 metres   Lexus Thomas 1st 800 metres 2nd Triple jump 3rd 1500 metres    Senior boys Brody Pattison 1st High jump  2nd Long jump 2nd Triple jump Peter Scholtens 3rd 100-metres 3rd 200 metres Nick Anscomb 3rd 400 metres 3rd 1500 metres Relay teams: Grade 8 girls Junior girls Junior boys Senior boys

2nd 4x100 metres 3rd 4x100 metres 1st 4x100 metres 2nd 4x100 metres

FUTURE STARS Many of the current stars for the Merritt Secondary School team got their first taste of track and field action at the elementary level. On May 11, athletes from Diamond Vale elementary competed to earn their spot at the District Elementary track meet later this month. (Above) Grade 4 student Riley O’Neil goes for broke in long jump. Cole Wagner/Herald


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SPORTS AQUATIC SPORTS

Want to play polo? You ought to be an Otter Cole Wagner THE MERRITT HERALD

The Merritt Otters are reviving an old program with a new twist. Starting on May 22, the local swim club will be bringing back the “Ought to be an Otter”

program, which encourages locals to give water sports a try — free of charge. This year, the club will be offering free water polo practices to kids between the ages of 8 to 18 — no experience necessary.

The free program will run until the end of May, giving participants the opportunity to try out the game at five sessions: Tuesday nights from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday nights from 7:30 to 9 p.m., and on Monday morning from

7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Water polo is a relatively new offering for the Merritt Otters. The club fielded its inaugural team last season as the only water polo team in the Okanagan. Otters head coach Gabe Lee explained

that the program gives everyone the chance to learn to be a stronger swimmer while also having fun. To register for the program, contact the Merritt Otters at ottersmerritt@gmail. com.

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SPRING HAS SPRUNG Despite some traffic headaches due to road closures on Voght Street near Central Park on May 12 and 13, the Spring Into Action slo-pitch tournament was a roaring success, said tournament organizers. Soul Crush (above), a team from Whistler, ended up taking the title of the mixed tournament, prevailing over the hometown Backdoor Bandits 19-11 in the final game. Another team from Merritt claimed bronze, as Airbone defeated Misfitz 18-4. Photo contributed

PEDAL POWER

Bike-packing course coming to Nicola Valley Cole Wagner THE MERRITT HERALD

A local cyclist aims to spread the joy of travelling on two wheels by hosting a “bike-packing” course on May 24. “Really, bike-packing is just backpacking on a bicycle,” said Darch Oborne, who will be teaching the course. “You can go so much farther, so much faster — and have a lot more fun.” The course will run in time for participants to celebrate International Bike Travel Weekend on June 2 and 3. Oborne plans to invite the participants of the course on a short

overnight trip, leaving from Breathe Bikes on June 2 and returning on June 3. The ride will be about two hours long, before breaking for camp in the evening. “I’m bullish on biking and I’m bullish on Merritt,” said Oborne. “That’s what it’s all about, coming to Merritt and enjoying yourself.” The course and the trip is designed for beginners, with no “elaborate or expensive gear required,” said Oborne. To register for the course, call Oborne at 250-378-7363, or via email at darchoborne@ hotmail.com.

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We will have two youth workers familiar with the sport who will provide training for 1 hour per day in each sport. Check off the ones of interest to you. There is no cost for this sports training. If equipment is a requirement, put that on your application. Send your child’s information to and include: • Medical number • Status number or Metis card • On reserve/off reserve • Name • Doctor • Address • Phone number; email address of parent; text message number for parent Hours of sports: there will be a schedule showing days of week, time, place. Contact: Executive Director, Conayt Friendship Centre, 2164 Quilchena, Merritt, BC V1K 1B8. Email address: tnahanee@conayt.com. Phone Carol at 25-378-5107. Fax 250-378-6676.

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Philip Gyug - Rangeland management in the Merritt area. We all love our grasslands and they support a huge diversity of critters, along with the cows. But few of us know the intricacies of managing rangeland and keeping a balance between ranching and biodiversity. Philip Gyug is a government agrologist based in Merritt and will explain how rangeland is managed and monitored. Thursday 17 May, 7 PM at NVIT. All welcome.

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May 25 @ 7pm @ MSS Gym For ticket information/reservations contact the Grassland Homesteader’s 4-H Club @ 250-315-8577 or gh4hclub@ gmail.com or FB: 4-H in the Nicola Valley - Grassland Homesteader’s

NICOLA VALLEY FARMERS MARKET

Come see a variety of vendors every Saturday from May - October 6 during our new hours from 9:30 - 1:00, beside the Ballie House. New vendors welcome, call 250-571-3470 or 250-378-4624.

2499 Coutlee Avenue, on Friday, May 25 at 6.30 pm. The film “Hiding in Plain Sight” (90 min.) depicts a moving story centred on the themes that “homeless doesn’t mean hopeless” and “how far would you go for your family?” Admission free. Door opens at 6pm. Info from (250)378-2464 or merrittbaptist@gmail.com.

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.

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SENIORS CENTRE “GIVE IT A TRY”

May 26 - 27, June 9 - 10, 23 - 24, July 14 - 15, 28 - 29 August 11 - 12 (last weekend), 319 Lindley Creek Road, Merritt, Saturday 9 - 2 and Sundays 10 - 2. Drop off days are during the yard sales or Monday from 6 - 8. Phone Martha at 250-378-2303 for inquiries. No tvs or large exercise equip. as we have to pay to have someone dispose of these items.

BAILLIE HOUSE STRAWBERRY SALES

Fresh strawberries from Chilliwack. Already sliced and ready to eat, make jam or freeze. Cut off is May 26. Call 378-0349 to order.

MERRITT COMMUNITY CHOIR

Is hosting its annual “An Evening of Music with Friends” Thursday, May 17th at 7:00 PM. Venue is Trinity United Church - corner of Chapman & Quilchena. By donation Special Guests include Strings Plus & Strange Companions. Join us for an evening of shared music.

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Tuesday, May 22 6:00 pm @ the Lawn Bowling Green and Archery: Wednesday, May 23 @ CMS. Please stop in and sign up @ the Seniors Centre (1675 Tutill Court). Daily between 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (except Sundays)

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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.

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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.

LOGAN LAKE LIONS WALK FOR DOG GUIDES

Sunday May 27 from 11:00-3 pm in Magg’s Park in Logan Lake. Join us for the Petvalu Walk for Dog Guides, help support the training and placement of these special dogs. Also join us for a Picnic in the Park, kids games, entertainment, hamburgers/hot dogs and more . Every Wednesday at 1 p.m. Doors open at 11 a.m. Come in for lunch!

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First Thursday of month, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at Trinity United Church. For parents or guardians and children to share fun activities, crafts, games, songs, celebration and sit-down dinner with your family. For more information or to register 250-378-5735 or email tucc@telus.net Lawn bowling starts early May, every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at 7 pm. For more information call 250378-2095.

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THE CHURCHES OF MERRITT WELCOME YOU Crossroads Community Church

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

Merritt Baptist Church

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

Merritt Lutheran Fellowship

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

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

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

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

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

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 2451 Spring Bank Ave • 250-378-5603 Worship Service Sunday -10 am • Sunday School -11:10 am Bible Study - 6:45 to 7:45 pm Wednesdays

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Join the Navy League every Wednesday evening from 6-9 p.m. for our parade. We are located at 1755 Coldwater Ave. Jumpstart does cover the cost of our fees & no child is turned away due to finances. FMI 250-280-6944.

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BAILLIE HOUSE GARDEN FESTIVAL & BOOK SALE NAVY LEAGUE OF CANADA The annual festival is on May 26th from 9 am to 2 pm. Plants and tools for sale. Lots of books. Free tables for vendors to sell garden items or flea market treasures. To book a table call 378-0349.

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Sandra Leigh Harrison Berg It is with shattered hearts that her family announces the unexpected passing of Sandra Leigh Harrison Berg on Monday, April 30, 2018 at the age of 70 years after a short, yet valiant, battle with cancer. Sandi was born in Cumberland, Vancouver Island, British Columbia on September 30, 1947. She was the third child of Estella Mae Brankston and D’Arcy Weir Harrison. She is predeceased by her parents, her stepson Randy (Debbie) and her beloved husband, Loren. Almost from the beginning, Sandi had a light which shone beyond her circle. She was active, athletic, musical, outrageously funny and completely captivating. She liked to say that she was the original sufferer of MCS (Middle Child Syndrome) and was very quick to lean on that condition as an excuse for any sort of behaviour her parents found unacceptable. To her siblings delight, she could cry on command – a very useful talent when faced with any sort of parental wrath. To say she had a handle on “dramaâ€? is so understated that those who loved her simply grin and shrug!! Sandi’s humour and direct way of dealing with things hid a tender and overwhelmingly loving heart. She spent her adult life nurturing not only her own kids, but also those that others could not or would not protect. She preached endlessly on the need for love and loyalty to family. For her, family – whether blood or chosen – was above all else. Everywhere she went, she was accompanied by a small army of kids, all of whom were sheltered within her care. A visit to her home was an adventure. She seemed not to notice the commotion – it was, after all, the sound of family. Intent on surrounding herself with those she loved, 6DQGLSXUFKDVHGDĂ€VKLQJUHVRUWZKLFKVKHFDOOHG “Family Tiesâ€?. She said, “Just come up here and hang out – this place is for you!â€? It became the centre of her universe and will forever be her Happy Place. Sandi leaves so many behind who will mourn her loss deeply – her siblings Pauline (Joe), Norma, Maureen (Rob) and Philip; her children Tam (April), Jody (Bruno), Danielle (Kyle), Justin (Tara), Tara and Shane (Sara); her grandchildren Tori, Amanda, Natasha, Rylee, David, Bodhi, Todd, Ryan, Kyler, Bryson, Carsen and Mylah; numerous nieces and nephews; the dozens of sheltered RQHVZKRFRQWLQXHWRVWD\LQWRXFKDQGWKHĂ€YH who remained in her care to the end – Barbara, Richard, Lillian, Blaze and Amadeus. From Family Comes Love - From Love Comes Strength - From Strength Comes Courage. She lived these words every day. Thank you, God, for giving us Sandi. “How will I live without you, I want to know; how will I breathe without you if you ever go ‌â€? 1R Ă RZHUV DW WKH UHTXHVW RI WKH IDPLO\  6DQGL worked tirelessly to support cancer research. Through her team, the Dark Horse Riders, she was an avid supporter of the B.C. Ride to Conquer Cancer. Her nephew will ride in her honour in 2018. Donations in her memory can be made at: http://www.conquercancer.ca/site/TR/Ride/ Vancouver2018?px=3108356&pg=personal&fr_ id=1662&s_src=CD_PC_mobile_email_button A memorial will be held on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 2PM at the Sunrise Golf Course

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“How do I say good bye to what we had. The good times that made us laugh outweighed the bad. I thought we’d see forever, but forever has blown away. It’s so hard to say good bye to yesterday.� For us, there will always be you. With love from Norma and Corey

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WELCOME TO SD58’S NEW SILENT AUCTION %HJLQQLQJRQ:HGQHVGD\0D\UG\RXZLOOÀQGDQHZOLQN on our website that will bring you to our silent auction. www.sd58.bc.ca/ &OLFN´$ERXW8V¾ The item categories are: • Computers • Printers • Miscellaneous If there is a minimum bid on an item, it will be listed in the description of the item. Some items will have a value price listed. You are free to bid any amount higher than the minimum bid. The highest bidder will be contacted. Items are to be picked XSZLWKLQGD\VRIEHLQJQRWLÀHG

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Cards of Thanks Willie was born January 27, 1933 in Renton, Scotland. He spent his younger years in Scotland and in his mid-twenties immigrated to Canada (British Columbia) looking for a better life for his young family. Willie worked as a welder in the shipyards of Vancouver until his retirement in 1993. Shortly after his retirement, Willie moved to Nicola Lake (Merritt) with his wife Moira, where he enjoyed fishing, gardening and going on long walks with his wife and his dogs. One of his many passions was soccer, he loved the game and was a lifelong Rangers FC fan and spent many years playing and coaching sharing this love of the game with others. Willie is survived by his loving family: wife Moira; daughter Eleanor and son David (Lynn) and many family and friends in Vancouver and Scotland. He was our Husband, Dad, Brother, Uncle and friend and will always hold a special place in our hearts. We will cherish the memories we have of Willie.

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(deceased wife Milly) would like to once again express their heartfelt thank you to Fred Klages & Pegi Meixner for all the help, friendship and support that they extended to our father/grandfather over the years.

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

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. MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION! In-demand career! Employers have work-athome positions available. Get online training you need from an employer-trusted program. Visit: CareerStep.ca/MT or 1-855-768-3362 to start training for your work-athome career today!

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PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC HEARING ON TUESDAY MAY 22ND, 2018 AT 7:00PM Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday May 22nd, 2018 in the Council Chambers at Merritt City Hall, located at 2185 Voght Street, Merritt, BC with respect to the following proposed bylaw amendment: LOCATION of SUBJECT PROPERTY: : 2175 Nicola Ave., Merritt LEGAL DESCRIPTION: : LOT 13 BLOCK 7 DISTRICT LOT 124 KAMLOOPS DIVISION YALE DISTRICT PLAN 1 EXCEPT SUCH UNDER-SURFACE RIGHTS AS ARE REGISTERED IN ABSOLUTE FEE BOOK VOLUME 16 FOLIO 284 NO. 5948D; PID 012-833-606

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Nicola Valley Museum Archives Employment Opportunity Position Title: Museum Assistant 30 hours per week Required Knowledge: • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Good computer skills Good verbal and written communication skills Good organizational and multi-tasking skills Greet and assist visitors & researchers Sales – publications, memberships Accessioning Reception Research Information requests Filing Give tours to visitors Research artifacts for labelling Updating displays Write & research articles for publication Record visitor, info requests, research, volunteer statistics • Photocopy & scan archival documents & photos Interested applicants should submit resumes by May 31st, 2018 to: Nicola Valley Museum Archives 1675 Tutill Court PO Box 1262 Merritt, B.C. V1K 1B8 Email: nvma@telus.net

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23 GOLF COURSE LOTS Cranbrook, BC. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Unreserved Auction, June 13 in Edmonton. 23 parcels of recreational/residential real estate in the River’s Crossing Golf Course Community. Jerry Hodge: 780-706-6652; Brokerage: Ritchie Bros. Real Estate Services Ltd.; rbauction.com/realestate.

Misc. Wanted Have Unwanted Firearms? Have unwanted or inherited firearms in your possession? Don’t know how to dispose of them safely and legally? Contact Wanstalls and we will come and pick them up and pay you fair value for them. Wanstalls has been proudly serving the Lower Mainland firearms community since 1973. We are a government licensed firearms business with fully certified verifiers, armorers and appraisers. Call today to set up an appointment 604-467-9232 WANSTALLS TACTICAL & SPORTING ARMS

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Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2234, 2018 proposes to amend the City of Merritt Zoning Bylaw 2187, 2015 by Rezoning 2175 Nicola Ave. from Park, Cemetery, School – (P1) to Low Density Residential – (R2) FROM: PARK, CEMENTERY, SCHOOL (P1) is intended to identify lands for active or organized activities in parks, playfields or similar recreational facilities, cemeteries, and public use within the municipalities. TO: LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL (R2) zone is oriented towards the use and development of compact, pedestrian-oriented single family and two family dwellings on serviced lots and may include bed and breakfasts and small commercial conversions. For the permitted uses in Low Density Residential (R2), please refer to the Zoning Bylaw 2187, 2015 on the City’s website. A copy of the proposed Bylaw amendment and other relevant documents may be viewed during normal business hours of 8:30am to 4:30pm on May 11th, 2018 to May 22nd, 2018 at City Hall, 2185 Voght Street, Merritt BC, or online at www.merritt.ca Anyone who wishes to address the above Bylaw will be afforded the opportunity at the Public Hearing to be heard in person, by a representative, or by written submission, on all matters contained in the proposed Bylaw. If you are unable to attend the Public Hearing, written submission must be received NO LATER THAN 4:00PM TUESDAY, May 15th, 2018, to ensure their availability to Council at the Public Hearing. Written submission can be provided by any of the following methods: BY EMAIL: mbrodrick@merritt.ca IN PERSON: City Hall, 2185 Voght Street BY FAX: 250-378-2600 By MAIL: City of Merritt, Planning & Development Services Manager, PO Box 189, Merritt, BC V1K 1B8 All submissions must include your name and street address. No letter, report or representation from the public will be received by Council after the conclusion of the Public Hearing. All written submissions are public information pursuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. For more information, please contact the Planning and Development Services Manager at 250-378-8620 or at mbrodrick@merritt.ca This Notice is published in accordance with Section 466 of the Local Government Act. Note: this is the second of two consecutive Public Notices

Position Title: Full Time Male Counselor Department: Human Services Hours: 35 hours per week Start Date: June 15, 2018 Reports to: Director of Human Services Duties and Tasks • Design and deliver education and prevention strategies. • Counsel drug or alcohol dependent clients (when required) to seek treatment through detox and/or residential treatment. • To maintain statistical records of client contact plus complete a clinical intake package for each new client. EDUCATION/ QUALIFICATIONS • %6:GHJUHHDQGRUSURJUDPVSHFLÀFWRFRXQVHOOLQJ • Registered with the correlating registering body (IE: RSW) • Preference of a minimum of three years counselling experience. SKILL REQUIREMENTS • Proven ability to lead and work well with other individuals • Solid analytical skills required to design and evaluate programs. • he capability to act as a liaison and effectively associate with other institutions and organizations. • High level of communication and human relation skills • High ethical standards required • Ability to speak or willingness to learn the Nlaka’pamux language a pre-requisite. Apply To: Deadline to apply: May 25, 2018 Lower Nicola Indian Band 181 Nawishaskin Lane Merritt, BC V1K 0A7 E-mail: hr@lnib.net Fax: 250-378-6188 www.lnib.net Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter complete with references, specifying the position you are applying for. Complete job description can be obtained by contacting the /RZHU1LFROD,QGLDQ%DQG7KDQN\RXWRDOOZKRDSSO\RQO\TXDOLÀHG candidates will be considered.

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INDIAN BAND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR The Coldwater Indian Band has an immediate and exciting opportunity for a temporary full time (Fiscal Year end) 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. Work with Lands Department to develop the bands designated Industrial Area. The individual will also assist the band membership with Economic Development applications for funding, feasibility studies, gaining employment, & training, Managing Economic Development Initiatives through grant funding, etc. The individual will also assist the band with the management other Coldwater Indian Band companies, Ltd’s and Economic Development interests. The individual will also assist by applying for Grants and other funding to assist with these initiatives as well as for the band membership seeking gainful employment. 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) • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and ethics at all times • 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 Extended deadline for resume’s: May 25, 2018 – 12:00 pm (noon) Only successful applicants will be contacted for an interview

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2164 Quilchena Ave., Merritt, B.C. V1K 1B8 Tel. 250-378-5107; fax 250-378-6676; tanahee@conayt.com JOBS AVAILABLE FOR SUMMER STUDENTS: HIGH SCHOOL OR UNIVERSITY If you were attending high school this year and plan to go back to high school or apply for College or University you could qualify for one of our summer jobs at Conayt Friendship Society. 1. To apply, first submit your name and information to the local ASETS office in Merritt or Kamloops to see if you qualify with them; 2. After registering with ASETS in Merritt or Kamloops, submit your resume, two references to the Executive Director, Conayt Friendship Center; 3. Include: your preferred areas of study, all of your work experience, hobbies, whether you were active in sports teams this year or in the past, computer skills, typing skills, experience in coaching sports teams and any other relevant information. 4. Include two letters of reference from a former employer, teacher, sports team manager JOBS AVAILABLE 1. Office Assistant to the Executive Director 2. Receptionist at the Front Desk under guidance of Carol 3. Gardener/Maintenance Worker under daily supervision of Superintendents 4. Janitor – main building and tenant common room. Must be bondable, clear criminal record check 5. Youth worker – two positions available. Experience in lacrosse, tee ball, baseball, soccer, running, walking, exercise program. Must be in excellent physical health. Responsible for working outside with youth from middle school to high school teaching them how to improve their skills in any of these sports. HOURS OF WORK: 8:30-5:00 p.m. or find hours that are compatible to children in sports. APPLY NOW. See email and mailing address above or drop off your resume.

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CERTIFIED CAREGIVER Employment available to provide total care for elderly lady in the Merritt area. Light Housekeeping and meal preparation required. Hourly pay rate offered, commensurate with skills and experience. Please send resume and references to: Box 100, C/O Merritt Herald, P.O. Box 9, Merritt, B.C., V1K 1B8 Only those with experience need apply.

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