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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2013 • MERRITT NEWSPAPERS

Cold weather shelter opens up

RCMP Const. Tracy Dunsmore and Keri Cooke of the Nicola Valley Shelter and Support Society at the extreme weather response shelter located at 1937 Quilchena Ave., which opened for the first time last weekend. The shelter will open on nights zero and below this month, and starting on Dec. 1 will be open every night of the week. Michael Potestio/Herald

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The Nicola Valley Shelter and Support Society’s cold weather shelter is once again ready to open its doors to the public, but weather conditions will determine which nights it’s open this month. The extreme weather response shelter will be open seven days a week from December through February, but in November and March, the temperature will dictate which days it’s open. On days it’s fore-

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casted to be above zero, the shelter won’t be open, operator Keri Cooke said. The shelter opened its doors for the first time this season last weekend. “We find that November tends to be one of the colder months,” Tracy Dunsmore of the Nicola Valley Shelter and Support Society said. The shelter always has at least two people working overnight and is open between 5 p.m. and 8 a.m. The decision to open the shelter needs to be made by 10 a.m. each day, so if the

weather is forecasted to be cold enough, they will activate the shelter. This allows members of the society some time to prepare the shelter for visitors and get the word out to organizations and the police that it will be open. Dunsmore said the shelter can open its doors at the last minute and they would call in some shift captains to run the shelter as well as some volunteers. Each winter, the shelter is a place for people who are homeless or at risk of being homeless to escape

the elements, Cooke said, although it’s not limited to homeless people. Dunsmore said people from a variety of situations access the shelter, from those who need a place to stay after their car breaks down on the highway to people dealing with domestic violence situations to those who are intoxicated but live a considerable distance from Merritt and can’t find a way home. “Rather than sleeping in an alley or under a bridge or something, then they can access the shelter to get

out of the extreme cold,” Dunsmore said. Dunsmore said the most people they had in one night last year was 13. The Nicola Valley Shelter and Support Society was able to keep the same building from last year and will once again be located at 1937 Quilchena Ave. “It’s pretty much set up and ready to go now,” Dunsmore said, adding the beds are ready and they will be stocking up on some food, though they are not required to supply it. Dunsmore said most of

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Royal LePage Merritt and the Merritt Centennials are coming together for what they’re hoping will be “the biggest food drive Merritt has ever seen.” The plan is to send out a fleet of pickup trucks strung with Christmas lights and playing festive music on the Dec. 1 collection day. Each truck will have a team of four or five people walking alongside it to collect food from the houses along the street, Royal LePage owner and food drive organizer Claudette Edenoste said. Each group will also have a Centennials player on board. Edenoste said organizers already have over 100 volunteers (including Centennials players) and 16 trucks for the event, but they’re seeking more help. Organizers have split the city into nine zones, but say they’re able to accommodate more volunteers to make the workload a little easier on everyone. Edenoste said the team estimated it would take about four or five hours to cover the city, but that timeframe could be shorter if they recruit more volunteers.

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Centennials marketing manager Larry Sacharuk and Royal LePage owner Claudette Edenoste are teaming up their organizations on Hands of Hope, a Christmas-themed food drive on Dec. 1 for the local food bank. Edenoste said the group is looking for more volunteers. Emily Wessel/Herald

“Either you can walk or donate your truck with lights. The more people we have, the better it will be,” she said. Hands of Hope comes at the end of the Merritt Country Christmas weekend, which sees dozens of locals put lights on their company and even private vehicles for the Santa Claus parade on Friday night. “After the parade, there’ll be a lot of trucks

that’ll have Christmas lights on the vehicles, and we’re asking anybody from the parade if they’d like to join us for that Sunday. They could keep the lights on their trucks and join us for Hands of Hope,” Edenoste said. “People will see these lit trucks coming down the road and wonder what the heck’s going on. It’s going to be very different from your average food drive because we’re going to be

in the spirit of Christmas with the lights and the music.” Hands of Hope is modelled after a similar food drive in Quesnel, which Edenoste called “very successful.” Organizers held a contest to name the food drive, which they’re hoping will become annual, and Edenoste said the name Hands of Hope was chosen because it best summarized the spirit of the

event. “Hands of Hope is all these hands coming together for one great cause,” she said. “It says it all.” Volunteers will meet at the Civic Centre at 2 p.m. on Dec. 1 and will start canvassing the city around 3 p.m. Anyone interested in volunteering can contact Claudette or Lynda Etchart at Royal LePage at 378-6181.

Fundraising for shelter on the way From Page 1 Dunsmore said the shelter is supported by funding from BC Housing, community fundraising and donations. Dunsmore said the group doesn’t receive enough funding from BC Housing to run the entire shelter program nor is there a guarantee it will be funded from year to year. “We certainly don’t get

enough to run the whole program but enough that we can get it up and going and then do local fundraising,” Dunsmore said. The shelter received $12,000 to operate from BC Housing last year, Dunsmore said. She said the total cost to run the shelter was $25,000 and the remaining $13,000 came from fundraising, donations and grant applications.

It’s estimated to cost between $25,000 and $30,000 to operate the shelter program for the next five months, Dunsmore said. She said BC Housing will be providing about $100 for every night the shelter is open. This year, the society has once again raised at least $13,000 through fundraising and donations, Dunsmore said. New this year, the shelter and support society also

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Green energy plant construction slated to begin in February 2014 A Spanish energy company has won the contract to construct Merritt’s green energy plant that will use sawmill waste to generate electricity. Spanish multinational energy company Iberdrola Ingenieria was awarded two contracts for construction of the Merritt biomass power plants and another one in Fort St. James. The two power plants will have a com-

bined capacity of 80 megawatts and the two contracts are valued at 240 million Euros, or $338 million. The company was the successful bidder in an international tender to commission two biomass facilities in British Columbia. The tender was called by Canadian investment fund Fengate Capital. Iberdrola’s subsidiary has signed one contract to develop and build the Fort St.

James biomass power plant, on which work is expected to begin in November of this year. The company also acquired the right to build a second 40-MW facility named in Merritt, with work scheduled to begin in February 2014. Iberdrola Ingenieria will be in charge of all stages of construction and commissioning, as well as building two transformer substations and the power lines

connecting the plants to the grid. The plants will be equipped with “grate” design steam generators and will be fuelled by sawdust and waste from local sawmills, forestry plantations and cleanup operations. When commissioned, the biomass plants will be among the most powerful in the Canadian market,

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Following a close call a forestry worker had with a pack of wolves in the wilderness near Merritt last month, WildSafeBC provincial co-ordinator Frank Ritcey says the attack probably wasn’t directed at the worker. On Oct. 15, Michelle Prosser of Lawes Forestry Management was conducting a road traverse on Lower Michael Road. She was about 100 metres from her truck when she was approached by a pack of about five wolves, which came within three metres of her. Prosser had her two dogs with her and bear mace. When the wolves got near her she called her dogs, grabbed the mace and retreated to her truck. One dog eventually came back to her side while the other stayed to fend off the wolves. In an email published by Infotel News, Prosser wrote that the incident was the scariest she’s had with wildlife. Prosser wrote she was in shock and the wolves were not as large as she’d expected. She wrote she realized they

were wolves when they started to approach with their heads down and spread out around her and her dogs. Prosser wrote she grabbed for her bear mace, yelled and acted strongly, and the wolves disappeared as quickly as they’d appeared. However, it was a different story for her dogs. Prosser wrote both of her dogs took off after the wolves, at which point she got back to her truck. Prosser wrote that she called for help on her handheld radio and someone responded saying they were on their way. There was an attack in the bushes just out of her sight and she called to her dogs as she hiked out of the wilderness. One of her dogs ran out and followed her, turning back and barking a few times at a wolf that was following them. She was loading the dog into the truck when a second, more severe attack occurred near the truck, just out of her sight. Then the second dog emerged, covered in blood and put its paw on the tail gate. Prosser loaded him into the truck and raced to a veterinarian.

The vet told her it was a miracle the dog was able to walk away and make it to her side, Prosser wrote in the email. The dog sustained fatal injuries and had to be put down. “This attack has changed me by making the wilderness no longer a place of peace and quiet. In fact, silence is what upsets me now,” Prosser wrote. As of the end of October, Prosser had not yet returned to work. Dogs can lure or deter wildlife, WildSafeBC warns The number of verified wolf attacks on humans is low, Ritcey told the Herald. Ritcey said he wouldn’t characterize the incident involving Prosser as an attack on a human, noting the dogs seemed to be the intended victims. Though Ritcey said he cannot speak to the specific incident and the wolf pack’s behaviour, in general, wolves tend to shy away from humans, but are hostile towards dogs. Ritcey said it’s hard to say with certainty if the dogs are what attracted the wolves in

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dogs. “Domestic dogs, they’ll kill them any chance they get,” Ritcey said. WildSafeBC advises people who go out into the wilderness that the safest encounters with wildlife are when dogs are on leashes, Ritcey said. Ritcey noted the dog that did not return to Prosser’s side was the one that was mauled. “That was a tragic thing that happened and it’s rare, it’s very, very rare that wolves behave in that manner, but it’s not unheard of for wolves to attack dogs,” Ritcey said.

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HERALD OPINION Help the hospital: get a flu shot By Tom Fletcher BLACK PRESS tfletcher@blackpress.ca

VICTORIA – I got my influenza shot this week, paid for out of pocket since I don’t qualify for any of the higher-risk groups provided with free immunization. A reminder to take this simple health precaution came in October when a labour arbitrator ruled that it is a reasonable employment requirement for health care workers to either get the current immunization or mask up in patient care areas. Quiet advocacy by Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall has paid off. Staff, doctors, outside contractors and visitors will have to put patients first. Health care unions pressed a grievance on behalf of members who insist they have a right to refuse immunization and increase exposure to patients. They have apparently run up the white flag. “We will be telling our members to comply with the new policy, or risk being fired,” said an overly dramatic Val Avery, president of the Health Sciences Association. HSA lawyers led the grievance, supported by the Hospital Employees’ Union and the B.C. Nurses’ Union. Avery said the union will continue to urge its members to take advantage of on-site flu shot clinics. That’s right, like most provincial employees, they all get immunization that is not only free but administered at work. Kendall announced the regulation last year, after finding that 40 per cent of employees in long-term care were not getting the current influenza vaccine, and the rate of immunization was declining. Their objections make no sense.

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row, I am helping to raise money for Movember. Movember is a charity that, every November, aims to raise awareness and funds to fight diseases affecting men’s health such as prostate and testicular cancers and mental health issues. The charity supports programs around the world such as Prostate Cancer Canada. Men everywhere are invited to participate by growing a moustache (“mo” for short), the thin, wiry whiskers of which stand as a symbol of support for the cause.

It’s like wearing an awareness ribbon, only this one, you grow. Now, my moustache is one of Italian descent, so I expect it to come in early, just as it did when I was in high school. This year I’m on a team of 12, half of whom are fellow journalists. We hope to raise as much as we can for this noble cause. By going online to the Movember website at ca.movember.com, you can find my fundraising team. Our team is called Bob Seger and the Night

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Mo’s — a slight twist on a classic Bob Seger tune — and people who wish to can donate to the cause by either donating in the team’s name, as I have, or donating in the name of a particular member (for example, your local reporter). There’s always some friendly competition to raise the most money, which is all in good fun and supports a good cause. I encourage my fellow Merrittonians to join in with me. Let’s help fight the good fight and do our

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part to raise awareness for men’s health. I encourage my fellow men to grow a mo in support of the campaign, but more importantly, to talk about issues affecting men’s health. We all know how difficult it can be for a man to openly discuss his health or overcome a fear of going to the doctor sometimes, so awareness is key. Never be afraid to talk about your health, physical or mental, and let’s do all we can to ensure men everywhere stay healthy. Grow a mo, support the cause.

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YOUR OPINION Veterans continue fight for benefits at home Dear Editor, I would like to thank Chief Percy Joe for bringing forth the issue of the Veterans Charter that was changed in 2006 because most Canadians know nothing about it. The 2006 change, instead of continuing to care for our injured and disabled veterans, made for a one-time payment and had a huge negative impact on them. Think about those who have lost limbs, such as both legs or worse, or are mentally disabled or impaired to the point that they can’t function at any level. That pittance of a settle-

ment doesn’t go very far in attempting to rehabilitate them or help them to continue their lives without the probability of becoming destitute. The hypocrisy of all this is that on Remembrance Day, Progressive Conservative members of Parliament across Canada will be laying wreaths in memory of fallen veterans while at the same time fighting them in court. This year, in the Supreme Court of British Columbia, six of these veterans are appealing the 2006 Veterans Charter, saying it is unconstitutional and unfair. What is really sad is that the federal government lawyers tried labelling these injured and dis-

Website on intersection of bylaws, rights Dear Editor, My name is Gilles Provost, a.k.a. French. I wrote two letters to city council and the local newspaper in April. Since then, many people told me how confusing they find Merritt’s bylaws and the Charter of Rights. This letter is to help the people of Merritt to better understand the bylaws and how the Charter of Rights fits in with the bylaws. This letter also explains how to use proper protocols to address the city, and if need be, to file a complaint. Knowing the rules to

be followed and observed by the city and the citizens would give a sense of fairness to all involved. My research included reading the city bylaws, the Fire Services Act and the Charter of Rights, which are all available on the Internet. I also made phone calls to the ombudsman, the fire chief of Merritt, had a meeting with the RCMP, Nicola Valley legal advocate, the Merritt’s chief administrator, and the mayor of Merritt. I’m in no way insinuating that this research resolves any controversy or disagreement between different parties, but

perhaps it gives a sense of security knowing that there is a protocol to be followed by all parties. Furthermore, I’m not a lawyer or legal advisor. This information is the finding of my personal research and is intended to help residents understand the process a bit better. The space needed to include all of the information would exceed the word limit for the newspaper, so I have created a web page at merrittbylaws.com. Hope to see you there. Gilles Provost Merritt

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abled veterans and opportunists and freeloaders. Where should they draw the line for those who have been so negatively impacted while serving Canada? The 2006 Veterans Charter and the federal Conservative Party of Canada go against everything we, as Canadians, believe is right. So remember, when you see them laying a wreath that is supposed to honour our veterans and dead, that they are also thrashing them.

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More details on missing man The mother of a missing local man has released more details about the day of his disappearance in the hopes it might lead to more information. Dean Morrison, a 44-year-old father of three, has been missing since late October. Elizabeth Faber wrote on the morning of Oct. 22, her son was terminated from his contract painting position at Stump Lake Ranch because he was lethargic and looked unwell, according to the statement. Morrison’s vehicle wasn’t running properly, so a tow truck was called at 9:30 a.m. and arrived after 1 p.m. Some time between the tow truck being called and arriving, Morrison went missing. The statement noted Morrison had some facial sores the day of

his disappearance, which could be linked to a bacterial infection he was on antibiotics for at the time. According to the statement, Morrison and his wife had recently separated and he was also suffering from depression. Family members became concerned when Morrison did not call or go back to his sister’s house, where he occasionally stayed on days off from his contract service position at the ranch, the statement reads. On Oct. 28, his sister reported him missing to the RCMP. On Oct. 31, RCMP conducted an air and ground search. As of Tuesday, RCMP and the family had no calls or information about the case. Anyone with information about Morrison’s whereabouts is asked to contact RCMP at (250) 378-4262.

Preventive measures can reduce flu chaos From Page 6 Aside from the self-serving “rights” argument, they complain that the annual flu vaccine isn’t effective enough. The formula is developed by international effort to track the dominant strains that emerge as winter rolls around the world. Kendall says a poor match results in about 40 per cent immunity, and a good match reaches 90 per cent. At the risk of stating the obvious, he notes that even 40 per cent is bet-

ter than nothing. After two weeks of expert testimony, arbitrator Robert Diebolt, a retired UBC law professor, wrote as follows: “It is indisputable that influenza can be a serious, even fatal, disease. Immunization also indisputably provides a measure of protection to health care workers and I have found that their immunization reduces influenza transmission to patients. “I have also concluded that there is a real and serious patient safety issue and

the policy is a helpful program to reduce patient risk.” The B.C. Centre for Disease Control calculates that if all healthcare workers would get immunized, the risk to patients would be reduced nearly 50 per cent. The Ministry of Health warns: “you can spread influenza for 24 hours before you have any symptoms.” What would cause educated health care workers to defy common sense? A hint is provided by professional union promoter and publicist Bill Tieleman, who

railed about the decision on his blog. This regulation is inspired by big bad U.S. healthcare corporations that would rather impose immunization than pay for sick days, Tieleman asserts. Ah, so an infected health care employee should wander the wards until symptoms emerge, and then go home for a few days of paid rest. What a perfectly stupid idea! Last week BCNU president Debra McPherson was warning about “chaos” at the new Surrey Memorial

emergency ward, her latest of a career of media protests. The big new facility is already overflowing, and more beds and more staff are needed, stat! Perhaps if better preventive measures were taken by nurses, doctors and other staff, this chronic “chaos” would be reduced and these unions would have more credibility. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalNews.com Twitter:@tomfletcherbc

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To be sure you keep your tax bill as low as possible, tax and financial planning should be a year-round activity. But even now, as the time to file your 2013 tax return approaches, there are certain steps you can take to reduce your next tax hit. These are just a few opportunities for yearend tax savings. Talk to your professional advisor to make sure you’re not missing out on others. Capital gains and losses Sell money-losing investments by the Dec. 31 settlement date to

RRSP contributions The contribution deadline for 2013 is March 3, 2014. RRSP contribution room can be carried forward indefinitely and you may want to consider deferring a deduction to a future year when you’ll be in a higher tax bracket. RRSP withdrawals If you intend to withdraw cash from your investments held within an RRSP and expect your income to increase significantly next year, consider making the withdrawal before year end. If you turn 71 this

year and are required to wind up your RRSPs before December 31, it’s tax-advantageous to transfer the funds to investments held within a Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF) or annuity. You can also continue to make contributions for your spouse until he or she turns 71. Income-splitting Save on taxes by contributing to investments held within a spousal RRSP, through a pension-income split with a spouse, or by paying a salary to other (eligible) family members. Home buyers’ plan (HBP) By delaying a withdrawal from your investments held within an RRSP under HBP until after Dec. 31, you’ll extend the time period for purchasing a new home and for the first repayment by an additional year.

Registered education savings plan (RESP) If your child is turning 15 this year and you want to ensure he or she will be eligible for the Canadian Education Savings Grant (CESG) in the years the child turns 16 and 17, by the end of the year you must be able to show that you contributed at least $2,000 to their investments held within an RESP (with zero withdrawals) or you contributed at least $100 for you child in any four year period (again, with zero withdrawals). Tax-free savings account (TFSA) Make a $5,000 contribution to your investments held with a TFSA. The contribution isn’t tax deductible but the money and interest earned inside your TFSA are tax-free and so are withdrawals, which can be made at any time for any pur-

pose. Tax deductions and tax credit Take full advantage of all that are available to you and make sure the items you claim were paid in the year they are claimed. This column, written and published by Investors Group Financial Services Inc. (in Québec – a Financial Services Firm), and Investors Group Securities Inc. (in Québec, a firm in Financial Planning) presents general information only and is not a solicitation to buy or sell any investments. Contact your own advisor for specific advice about your circumstances. For more information on this topic please contact your Investors Group Consultant.

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Another anniversary of the 9-11 New York City attack, the eleventh this year, is come and gone. Since then, there have been hundreds of terrorist-related slay-

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in the last decades and has been gaining the attention of historians, sociologists, political scientists as well as scholars of religious studies. Religious conflicts the world over, lately since the Iranian revolution of 1979, have

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We have been looking at the judgement. Do you remember some time ago that we talked about the 2300 days until the sanctuary would be cleansed? The sanctuary is a place in the temple in Heaven where all the records are kept. Cleaning the sanctuary in 1844, at the end of the 2300 days, was when, in Heaven, they began to look at the records. The records of people who had sinned but had accepted Jesus, had asked for forgiveness, and had changed their lives (with the help of Jesus) were forgiven their sins hence, the sanctuary(records) cleansed. Their sins were covered by the perfect life of and the death of Jesus. The others would pay for their own sins. While this was going on in Heaven, the Seventh Day Adventist church, along with others, were giving Jesus’ last message to all the world. This was the message that Jesus left to the apostles

when He went back to Heaven. The instruction was that they were to go to all the world to every nation, kindred, tongue and people to teach them of Jesus’ love, death, His commandments and then baptize all who would believe and accept Jesus. The Jesus who would come back and take to Heaven all who were faithful to Him. All who would, with the help of Jesus, change their lives, giving up their bad habits of eating poorly, drinking heavily, and speaking badly, etc., giving up these things that would not be a part of life in Heaven. This sounds like a big job that was given to the church, but Jesus said when He came and gave this commission to them, “Lo I am with you to the end.” The church today is using all kinds of methods to reach all no matter where they live or who they are. The church is going all out with their wonderful message of hope for tomorrow and beyond. Have a good week!

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Ritcey said he couldn’t say whether or not people who go into the wilderness should go with dogs or have them on leashes because it all depends on the dog. “If you’ve got a dog that stays close to you, is extremely obedient and you can call it off from a situation and it will come to you, then that’s fine. But if you’ve got a dog that runs loose and goes off on its own then that dog’s going to be at risk,” Ritcey said. Ritcey said dogs are great to use as an early warning device. “Quite often they’ll notice that there’s a bear

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Religion related to peace, violence From Page 8 Others opine that religion is a resource of peace, because “true” religion is peaceful. It is only in its deviant form that religion leads to violence. Conflict is not something alien to religion only in recent times. It has been a feature of religions’ origins centuries ago. A provocative and notorious theory alleges that religion is the central characteristic of civilization, suggesting that religion is a dominant engine of violence. Religious resurgence and the growth of violence and terror committed in the name of religion bring into relief the issue of religion’s dynamic relationship to violence. One paradoxical question keeps arising: Why is religion a source

of conflict? In When Religion Becomes Evil, Charles Kimball defines religion as that which “evokes a wide variety of images, ideas, practices, beliefs, and experiences – some positive and some negative.” He espouses the theory that religion is a central feature of human life. We all see many indications of it every day and we all know it when we see it. Kimball concludes that religious convictions, locked into absolute truths, can easily lead people to see themselves as God’s agents. Other scholars claim religion is prone to conflict because it produces a particular intensity of non-rational, irrational passion that is not subject to the firm control of reason. Various words, such as “rage,” “passion” and

“fanaticism” are often used to describe the mental state of religious actors driven to conflict and violence. Thankfully, in recent years, there has been rising interest among scholars to engage in inter-faith conversations on how religion could be a resource of peace and be used in conflict resolution and peace building. Exploring the role of religion in peace making and peace building is essential to the survival of religion itself. The need for transformation of religion is not only urgent but crucial. There is a growing negative attitude towards religion these days. The question is: How does religion create peace? Analysis of theories of religious violence opens the door for strategies that would help ensure religions can be

harnessed for peace making as opposed to the absolute, divisive and irrational markers and influences that have enabled inter-group violence, war, and conflict. Several strategies for transformation of religion into a force of peace can be suggested. First, the pursuit of dialogue among religions can be an influence. The call for dialogue is the need for education within various faith traditions. Second, explore the strategy of fostering economic development, especially as it benefits the poor and the marginalized in any religious society. Religion is powerfully conditioned by the underlying economic and political environments in which all human life remains deeply rooted. Third, the strengthening of democracy, on

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US N O B Quality executive 3 BR family home with HW & cork flooring with spacious rooms, vaulted ceilings & Mill Creek cabinets with granite top on kitchen island. U/G sprinklers, 2 sundecks, private yard.

Spacious 4 bedrm home with open design, 3 pce ensuite, large back porch, huge backyard with nice sundeck and a garden area. Inlcudes 2 bedrm bsmt suite. 26x24 double garage.

Side by side fourplex on a 1/3 of an acre. Has been renovated inside & out including roof & septic system. Monthly rental revenue is currently $2670. Cooperative water. Desirable location

Great opportunity to own a one bedroom apartment in Merritt. Why rent when you can own. Very affordable unit. BONUS of $3,000 paid to Buyer upon completion! Includes appliances.

#1997

#2050

#2103

#2089

$419,900

$334,900

$298,000

CLOSE TO SCHOOL

INVESTMENT

GREAT LOCATION

SPOTLESS RANCHER

$65,000

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UC RED Beautiful 2 bedroom home plus den/hobby room completely updated including all flooring, paint & most fixtures. Lane access for extra parking in rear. Centrally located in downtown core.

Quality built view home offers approx. 4000 sq.ft. on 3 levels. Large chef’s kitchen with all appliances, family rm open to large balcony, 4 bedrms, 3 baths. Fully finished basement. Triple garage.

An older 2 bedrm house in nice neighbourhood on extra large lot of 13,780 sq.ft. that may have subdivision potential. Lane access to well maintained huge backyard. 19x16 single car garage.

Cozy & impressive home with entry way with oak floors & Victorian front doors & stained glass windows, bathrms refurbished with vintage tubs. Geothermal heating, 4 bedrms, 3 baths.

Completely renovated 4 bedrm home with new kitchen, flooring, new bathrms up & down, extra spacious floor plan with open concept living. Large lot, covered carport, RV parking.

Perfect for large family with 4 bedroom plus an additional 2 bedrm inlaw suite, den & play roo. Nice fenced yard for children or pets. Lane access. Community parks are close by.

Very nice 4 bedroom home with open floor plan and high cathedral ceilings. Has 1 bedrm and laundry on main, 3 bedrms up and ensuite with jetted tub. Has fenced backyard. Includes 3 appliances.

Side by side uplex with 100 amp service. Each side has 2 bedrms, 1 bath and approx 432 sq.ft. Easy walk to shopping & schools. Has had some renovations. Adjacent duplex also for sale.

3 bedrms on the main, possible 4th down. Kitchen is bright & cheery with new counters & cabinets. Laminate & tile floors. Fully fin. bsmt with big family rm, office & storage.

One level home with 2 master bedrms + den & office (or 3rd bedrm). Each bedrm has its own ensuite. Has 536 sq.ft. covered deck and 20x16 detached shop with concrete floors.

#2115

#1863

#2093

#2015

#2038

#2116

#2079

#1982

#2035

#1988

$149,900

$549,900

$169,000

$499,000

$329,000

$279,000

$259,900

$169,900

$169,900

$246,300

HERITAGE HOME

CLOSE TO SCHOOLS

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OPPORTUNITY

In downtown core, close to all amenities, lane access & private yard. Features 3 bedrms, 4 pce ensuite, Victorian classic kitchen with all appl., HW flooring in many rooms, 9 ft ceilings & large family rm.

Large family home in good area, close to schools with 3 bedrms up and 2 bedrm inlaw suite on ground level. New paint & flooring on main. HW radiant heat with new boiler in 2009. Large fenced backyard.

Beautifully finished 2 bdrm heritage home on 0.25 acre lot with new carport. Home has been completely restored including new windows, roof, kitchen & bathrm. 9 ½ ft ceilings, new plumbing

This 3 bedrm home has had some updates, laminate flooring, double glazed windows, electrical upgrade, newer roof. 2 levels, 3 bedrms, 2 baths. Strata fees heat and hot water.

2009 mobile in Lower Nicola MHP with 2 bedrooms, open design kitchen/living room. Hardi plank siding, 2 x 6 construction, large lot. Great home for retirees or first time buyers

Great 4 bedrm home with HW floors, open concept with big kitchen & comes with appl. Some reno’s have been done like new roof, windows & exterior doors. Main bath has jetted soaker tub.

West Coast contemporary home on quiet street. 3 bedrms, den, 2.5 baths, elegant flooring. 13x18 living rm with 17 ft vaulted ceilings. Kitchen with wrap around counters. 3 pce ensuite. Private backyard.

Great views from this Bench rancher with full walkout basement. HW, porcelain & carpet flooring. Vaulted ceilings, open design kitchen, 2 bedrms up, 2 baths. Bsmt roughed in inlaw suite.

Executive 3 bedrm rancher on immaculate ½ acre lot backing onto Nicola River. Features 3 bedrms, 2 baths, 1900+ sq.ft. with maple HW, ceramic tile & large 475 sq.ft. covered deck.

Perfect for large family with 4 bedrms, 2.5 baths, stainless steel appliances, BI vac, A/C. Great yard with patio gazebo, UG & drip irrigation, double garage and extra parking on 1.5 lots.

Great opportunity to get into the rental market. 6 strata titled strata units, within walking distance to all amenities. Being sold below assessed value at $87,900 per unit. All currently rented.

#2052

#2034

#2043

#2090

#2010

#1963

#2031

#2022

#2100

#2044

#2105

$289,900

$329,000

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$239,000

$89,900

$71,900

OPPORTUNITY

EXECUTIVE HOME

GREAT STARTER

Great holding property with 4 lots, one with cozy 1 bedrm rental home plus 3 other lots (zoned C2) being sold as a package. Has a single car garage. Close to downtown core.

Executive 5 bedrm, 3 bath home the HW floors, slate tile, gourmet chef’s kitchen with Maple shaker cabinets. Large living rm, den & family rm with sliding doors to deck. Fully finished basement.

#1995

#2027

$299,000 PRIVATE OASIS

$509,900

$289,000

$299,900

HALF DUPLEX

Very clean home with 3 bedroom up, 2 bathrooms, new tile & newer flooring in living room. Close to schools. Has a carport in back with lane access and fenced yard.

Book an appt. to view this 3 bedrm bungalow with fenced lot, mature landscaping & lane access. Private patio with hot tub. Open oak kitchen/dining room. Family room with wood airtight.

Beautifully renovated 3 bedrm, 2 storey, Half duplex with 1 bedrm inlaw suite. Updates include new flooring throughout, paint, moldings, interior doors, kitchen counters & 3 renovated baths.

#2110

#1960

#2102

$127,500

Totally renovated home, tastefully decorated, 4 bedrms, 2 baths plus sunroom, custom kitchen with granite counters, fantastic bathrm with high end fixtures. Incredible backyard with water features.

Well finished ICF efficient home with 4 bedroom, open floor plan with quality throughout. The unfinished basement was designed to accommodate an inlaw suite. Has a Home Warranty.

#2097

#2091

#1985

Each $169,900

$177,000

$209,000

SPENCES BRIDGE

CORNER LOT

3 bedrm, 2 bath double wide on its own 0.17 acre lot with fruit trees & garden area. Great retreat close to the famous Thompson River known for salmon & steelhead fishing.

Cute and cozy 2 bedroom home in good area of downtown & close to all amenities. Home has had upgrade over past few year – new metal roof, insulation, flooring, light fixture, countertops & paint.

#2101

#2014

GORGEOUS VIEWS

$429,000

$439,000

CURB APPEAL

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY

Four side by side full duplexes. A total of 8 rental units available. Each side has 2 bedrms, 1 bathrm, kitchen, living rm & fenced backyard. 4 separate titles. Can be sold separately or will sell as a package.

$279,000

$359,900

$99,500

$165,000

$389,000

$527,400

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Spotless 4 bedrm home with master & ensuite on the main, ground level entry, modern kitchen design, exquisite HW floors, spacious deck w/hot tub & full daylight bsmt. 50x30 quonset.

Fantastic acreage just 15 mins. from Merritt by Aspen Grove. Has 1500 sq.ft. modular with large covered deck. Includes 2 shops, corrals with heated automatic watering for livestock & more.

Lush 48.46 acres in Sunshine Valley, over 1 km bordering the Nicola River - watering rights. Quality home featuring spacious kitchen, 5 bedrms, 4 baths, in-law suite. 2nd farmhand residence, 55 acres organic hayfields, irrigation & farm equipment, hayshed, 4-stall barn w/ tack room & riding arena.

Magnificent lakefront home with vaulted ceilings, 5 bedrms, 4.5 baths, 2 large sundecks overlooking the lake, fully finished basement, low E windows & UG boathouse.

1.216 acre treed lot waiting for you to develop it. Many building site and with great views plus shallow well in place. Hydro to lot line.

Fantastic investment with 6 revenue streams – 3 residential suites and 3 commercial units at ground level. Highway frontage for excellent exposure for commercial & centrally located. Call for details.

#2094

#2119

#2095

#1842

#2048

#2114

$449,000

$849,900

$849,000

$998,000

$219,000

$399,000

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KANE VALLEY

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AT NICOLA LAKE

1 ACRE LOT

INDUSTRIAL BUILDING

Exceptionally well built 5 bedrm home on 20 acres, with 4 baths & inlaw suite in fully fin. bsmt. Large windows to enjoy the panoramic views. Reinforced foundation & external walls. 26x37 shop & garage.

Enjoy the peace & privacy from this 10 acre parcel that backs onto Crown Land. Beautiful log home with open concept, kitchen area overlooks gardens. Has several outbldgs. Great rec. area.

Custom home on 51.99 acres with panoramic views. This private home has open design with custom cut timbers frame beams, HW flooring, 3 bedrms, 2.5 baths & wrap around deck

Spectacular 1 acre view lot at Nicola Lake, just 15 minutes from Merritt. Fantastic property to build your home and overlook the lake. Only short walk to the waters edge.

Enjoy the great outdoors on this 1 acre lot on Iron Mountain, close to fishing, hunting, cross country skiing & all outdoor activities. Only 10 mins. from Merritt. Perfect for a hobby farm.

#1866

#2021

#1837

#1918

#2107

Immaculate 8000 sq.ft. precast tilt-up building on corner lot with excellent exposure. Easy access to truck route. Adjoining warehouse has bay door, loading deck office & messanine space.

$799,995

COUNTRY GETAWAY

This spacious 3 bedrm, 2 bath home has open design with huge 48 ft deck to enjoy the sunsets & good times. 24x24 detached shop/garage. Land is fenced & would be great for horses.

#1961

$398,800 ON 4.64 ACRES

$599,000

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$749,900

$190,000

$112,500

#1913

$890,000

COUNTRY LIVING

WATERFRONT ACREAGE

19.77 ACRES

COMMERCIAL BUILDING

Nice country retreat on 1.99 acres just 15 minutes from Merritt with flat levels & drilled well. Close to crown land. 3 bedrms, 2.5 baths, huge rec.rm down, A/C & double garage. Nice views.

Live the dream on Nicola Lake in Quilchena on the Lake development. Waterfront 1.855 acres, close to golf course, fishing & all outdoor water & recreation activities.

Private 19.77 acres with spectacular view of the valley & mountains. Located off Petit Creek Rd at end of quiet cul de sac. Property is treed with creek running through it.

Great location on a corner lot on main street coming into Merritt. This 7300 sq.ft. building is zoned C-4 with a site specific zoning for prof. offices, doctors, lawyers etc. Lots of parking.

#1922

#2025

#2092

#2019

APPROX. 264 ACRES

$275,000 103 ACRES

$359,900

$159,000

INDUSTRIAL ACREAGE

12.63 ACRES

PRIVATE RANCH

12.63 acre lot with great access to Spius Creek. Several good building sites. Drilled well. Hydro to lot line. Located in Sunshine Valley on Cleasby Road.

#2047

$595,000

$209,000

D SOL

6 ACRES Country living on 4.64 acres with beautiful 4 bedrm log home. Spacious loft master suite, newer kitchen & appliances, new electric furnace & heat pump, pellet stove. Great views

#1916

$474,900

Gorgeous property with approx. 1 mile of Guichon Creek flowing through the property. A great variety of land and possibilities of subdivision. Not in ALR, Old farm house used for seasonal cabin. 2 titles.

Approx. 103 acres overlooking Nicola River. Double wide, 4 bedrm, 2 bath home with partially fi nished bsmt. Numerous outbldgs, hay storage, tack shed. Fenced property.

In Savona, incredible 133 acres almost surrounds lake. Has 2 main cabins & 3 additional cabins, off the grid. Great area for all rec. activities- hiking, snowmobiling, fishing, hunting & more

Waterfront acreage for rec. property of build your home in the country. Mostly flat with many building sites. Has shallow well, septic approval, hydro on land & driveway in. Easy access with crown land nearby.

Light industrial 3.34 acres in town, has fenced portion, water & sewer close to line. Great opportunity to start your business here.

#1971

#1890

#1663

#1915

#1999

$1,250,000

HORSE PROPERTY

Great horse property with riding arena on 9.91 acres & backs onto crown land. 4 bedrm home with huge country kitchen, large wrap around covered deck. Has double garage & detached shop.

#1992

$519,900

COLDWATER HILLS APPROX. 10 ACRE LOTS

Prices Starting at $129,000 + GST Beautiful 10 +/- acre parcel with gorgeous views of the Coldwater River, just 10 minutes from Merritt. Power at lot line & many lots have pre-approved building & septic sites. Some lots have wells, but all have a gov’t required hydrology study to assure Buyers of ample domestic water. #1442.

$549,000

Only CENTURY 21 offers Air Miles R Reward Miles.

Ver y nice lots in newly developed subdivision of high end rancher style homes. Zoned R-2, has city ser vices. Several lots to choose from to build your dream home. Call for more details #1973

$189,000

$389,000

RIVERFRONT LOT

20 ACRES

HUGE SHOP

Last bare land parcel fronting Nicola River in the city limits. 0.91 acres, completely flat. Unlimited possibilities to build your dream home. Call for more details.

Great development property, for sale or lease, with utilities at lot line. Golf course and resort planned just up Midday Valley Road. Two parcels, two titles but being sold together

Zoned C-2, has 3164 sq.ft. building with 3 bays, parts room and comes with assorted tools & hoist. Has 3 separately titled lots of 18000 sq.ft. in total.

#2082

#1713

#2056

NICOLA WYND Residential Lots Prices starting at $65,000 + GST

$575,000

$109,900

$2,000,000

$465,000

WATERFRONT LOT

2 ACRES

COMMERCIAL

Just over 1 acre lot at Nicola Lake. Great fishing, water sports & hiking. Gentle slope, easy access allows for a wide variety of house plans. Includes 4x32 ft roll-a-dock with deep water kit.

Great rec. property is build your home in the country. Drilled well with 15 gpm, septic approval, power at lot line and driveway are all in. Nice views & close to crown land access

Great building of 1680 sq.ft., corner lot, high traffic area. Previously used as showroom for car dealership. Zoned C-2. 2 separate titles.

#1953

#1914

#2054

$299,000

$139,000

$345,000

ON WALLOPER LAKE

LARGE VIEW LOT

COMMERCIAL

Great lakefront recreational cabin on ½ acre lot. 15 year government lease with approx. 5 years remaining. Just 35 mins from Kamloops. Easy access. Call for more details.

Large estate size on with beautiful panoramic views of the Nicola River and bordering ranch lands. All this within the city limits and walking distance to shopping

3 separate title lots. Was a former gas station. Good highway exposure. 1200 sq.ft. garage with 2 bays, fenced lot. Zoned C-2. Call for more details.

#1762

#1900

#2055

$149,000

$83,000

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NICOLA VALLEY NEWS Navy League of Canada

The Navy League is in need of OfÀcer’s and volunteers to help out with our growing Cadet Corps. Our children are age 9 to 13 and we meet every WEDNESDAY NIGHT from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

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Cancer treatment in Eastern medicine DR. HONG CHUNG Merritt ACUPUNCTURE Eastern medicine’s approach to cancer treatment is used in China, Korea, Japan, and many other countries around the globe. One would expect it in the very birthplace of Eastern medicine, yet not all North Americans know that it is also used in the motherland

of modern Western medicine itself, the U.S.A. Each year, U.S. News & World Report ranks the best hospitals, and eight of the top nine cancer treatment hospitals listed in 201213 incorporate both Western and Eastern medicine (only number eight in the ranking does not). The Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins Hospital, MD Anderson Cancer Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center all operate West/East medical centres. The central characteristic of Eastern medicine’s cancer treat-

ment is that it focuses not on the cancer but on strengthening one’s overall energy and body function. It concentrates on leading the human body to treat the cancer by itself through restoration of the digestive system, improving blood flow and nutrient absorption, strengthening the immune system, and restoring body function. In contrast, Western medicine aims first at attacking and getting rid of pathogens directly. Eastern medicine is now widely used in cancer treatment as a complementary and alternative therapy to

deal with side effects from surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. Allopathic cancer treatments, especially chemotherapy, can damage bone marrow, the immune system and the lining of the digestive system, causing side effects such as decreased physical strength and immunity, reduced appetite, lassitude, anemia, decreased number of white blood cells and platelets, diarrhea, vomiting, and baldness. Western medicine does have ways of treating these, but they merely reduce the symptoms. However, Eastern medicine’s

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All feet are not created equal DR. COLIN GAGE Spinal COLUMN Did you know that there are 52 bones, 36 joints, and lots of ligaments in your feet? Why is this significant? Well, your feet are the foundation of your entire body. They must withstand pressures every day of two to three times your body weight as you move — just like the concrete foundation of your house, which has to hold the weight of the entire house. If the foundation begins to shift or can no longer hold the weight, the

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back. This happened a couple times before I decided to look for other possible causes. I asked him about his feet. When he removed his shoes and socks, the left foot had a dramatically fallen or flattened arch. When he stood and I looked from behind, the left fallen arch made his left hip, pelvis, and lower back drop slightly. Not to my surprise, this was the same side of the low back that always became sore. It was then apparent that to correct the mechanics of his feet, he needed custom orthotics. To do this, I produced a foam cast of his foot while it was in a neutral, nonweight-bearing position. In simple terms, this means that I made a foam cast of his foot while he was sitting

down so that the arch and joints of the foot were in their proper position and not flattened. Plastic orthotics or shoe inserts were then made to specifically fit his feet that would give them the support they needed. As long as he wore the orthotics, the arches of the feet were maintained in their proper position and the postural changes in his low back were eliminated. As I expected, the pain in his low back was also eliminated. It is also important for people who have private insurance or extended health through their work to know that they often have coverage for custom orthotics. If you have any questions or concerns about custom orthotics, feel free to contact me at my office.

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Cents take two from the struggling Chiefs By Ian Webster THE HERALD sports@merrittherald.c

The Merritt Centennials have moved from fifth to third place in the highly-competitive Interior Division of the BCHL, thanks to a pair of weekend wins over the struggling Chilliwack Chiefs. On the road Friday, forward Scotty Patterson’s hat trick paced the Cents to an impressive 7-2 victory against the Chiefs at Prospera Centre in Chilliwack. Twenty-four hours later, in the back half of their home-and-home series, it was James Neil’s shorthanded goal in the first period that seemed to provide the spark in a hard-fought 3-2 Centennials’ win over the War Bonnets. “We did what we needed to do,” said Cents head coach and GM Luke Pierce on Monday. “It wasn’t always pretty, but we got the job done.” Actually, Friday’s win was a thing of beauty. After giving up the only goal of the first period to the Chiefs’ Kiefer McNaughton, Merritt

blew the game wide open in the second — scoring five unanswered times (including three times with the man advantage) to essentially put the game away early. Patterson (with two), his linemate Sebastien Pare, defenceman Tyler Martin and Neil all put the biscuit in the back of the Chiefs’ net before Mathieu Tibbet was able to reply for Chilliwack with just 10 seconds remaining in the middle stanza. Patterson’s third of the night and Gavin Gould’s sixth of the season completed the scoring in the third period. The Cents outshot the Chiefs 42-25 on the night. Russell Sanderson picked up his first win in the Merritt net since the middle of September. “We earned the win,” said Pierce. “We did a lot of things well, and didn’t make a lot of mistakes.” Merritt’s victory on home ice Saturday wasn’t nearly as cut-anddry, and not nearly as elegant. In fact, at times, it was downright ugly. For the fourth time in their last five games, the Centennials gave up the

KING JAMES first goal of the game, as Chilliwack’s Andrew Silard scored just 27 seconds into the first period on a funny floater that found its way over the right shoulder of Sanderson. “That first goal was a strange one,” said Pierce, “but I give the guys credit. They

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responded well.” Unlike the night before, the Cents didn’t wait for the second period to light it up. Neil’s “shortie” on a breakaway at 6:54 of the first, followed by goals from rookies Rhett Willcox and Adam Tracey, quickly put Merritt up 3-1 before the game was

20 minutes old. “Neil’s goal was huge,” said Pierce. “I don’t think people appreciate just how fast he is.” Despite dominating the final two periods, and outshooting the Chiefs 32-22 all told, the Centennials were unable to pull away as they had

By Ian Webster THE HERALD

Merritt Centennials players Dane Birks and Jeff Wight are making a big contribution at the2013 World Junior A Challenge in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Birks and Wight each picked up two points in Team Canada West’s 4-1 victory over

the Czech Republic on Tuesday of this week. Wight scored the opening goal of the game in the first period and assisted on his team’s third tally by the Vernon Vipers’ Demico Hannoun in the second stanza. Birks picked up the second assist on Wight’s goal and an additional helper on Canada West’s final

goal by Cameron Hughes with less than five minutes remaining in regulation time. The win over the Czech Republic was Canada West’s second at the WJAC, as they edged Switzerland 4-3 in the tournament’s first preliminary round game on Monday.

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the night before. In fact, the game’s only other goal came from the Chiefs’ Tibbet on the powerplay at 9:52 of the middle period. “It was an ugly game,” said Pierce. “[Chilliwack] really clogged up the middle of the ice and made it difficult for us to get

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The Merritt Centennials’ James Neil (19) scores a crucial shorthanded goal in his team’s 3-2 victory over the visiting Chilliwack Chiefs at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena on Saturday night. The former Powell River King also picked up a goal on Friday in the Cents’ 7-2 win over the War Bonnets at Prospera Centre in Chilliwack. Ian Webster/Herald

skating.” Sanderson picked up his second win in as many nights, something Pierce felt was crucial for the netminder’s confidence. “When you’ve been out of the line-up (due to injury) as long as Russell has, it’s really tough. And then to have a rough outing in Prince George your first game back. This weekend, he was very good. He got in the way of pucks and made himself big.” The Cents have a much tougher test against a Coastal Division opponent this weekend, as they go from worst to first in playing a home-andhome series with the big and talented Langley Rivermen. The Boaters (with former Centennial Jakob Reichert) are in Merritt Friday night for a 7:30 p.m. puck drop, before hosting the Centennials at the Langley Events Centre on Saturday night at 7:15 p.m.

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MINOR HOCKEY REPORT Atom Development For the second time this season, the Fountain Tire atoms battled North Okanagan to a 3-3 draw on the weekend. Breanna Ouellet’s second goal of the game with just 4.2 seconds left in the third period salvaged the tie for the Jr. Cents. Both teams remain undefeated in OMAHA league play. Merritt’s Max Graham picked up one goal and one assist while Chase Cooke was also credited with a helper.

Peewee Rep The Ramada Inn peewees improved their league record to 3-0-0 with a pair of home-ice wins on the weekend. Saturday, team captain Talon Zakall scored twice to pace his team to a 4-0 victory over Penticton. Additional goals came from Spencer Vaughan and Austin Hawkins. Tristan Bjarnason picked up the shutout in goal. Sunday, Vaughan had a seven-point outing (four goals and three assists) against West Kelowna in Merritt’s 8-3 win. The game was much closer than the final score would indicate as the two teams were tied at 3-3 with less than 10 minutes to go in the third period. Also scoring for the Jr. Cents versus the Warriors were Zakall, Atrayu Johnny, Liam Kelly and Armoni McRae. Colton Macauley was the winning netminder.

Bantam Rep Merritt’s Murray GM bantam reps managed to defeat Kamloops 5-4 on the weekend despite being down to just eight players by the end of the game. Eric Lalonde and Cameron St. Louis scored twice for the depleted Jr. Cents, while Sunil Sahota tallied once. Mack Stead was once again ‘steadfast’ in net to earn the win.

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TOUGH SLUGGING Merritt’s two midget house teams were in tough on the weekend against some very strong competition in their annual home tournament. Between them, they were able to win just one of eight games versus teams from the Okanagan and Lower Mainland. (Above) Merritt Red Team’s Jordan Shackelly carries the puck up-ice against Semiahmoo in the “C� final on Sunday. Vernon emerged victorious in the ‘A’ final of the eight-team tournament, defeating Hollyburn from Vancouver in the championship game. Ian Webster/Herald

Merritt Secondary School Grade 9 student Mishayla Morrissey continues to move up the ranks of high school cross-country runners. Competing against students from Grades 8-12, Morrissey placed 56th in a field of 232 female runners at the B.C. High School Cross-Country Championships at Aldergrove Lake Park on Saturday. Morrissey completed the 4.3-kilo-

metre course in a time of 18 minutes, 20.97 seconds, just over two minutes behind winner Glynis Sim of Salmon Arm. Morrissey, who finished 113th at the 2012 high school provincial championships in Prince George, earned the right to compete in this year’s event by placing eighth overall at the Okanagan zone cross-country championships at Stake Lake on Oct. 22.

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Canada West into semis From Page 17 Canada West’s 2-0-0 record in Pool B has assured the team of a spot in the World Junior A Challenge semi-finals, slated to begin on Friday. Switzerland (0-1-0) and the Czech Republic (0-1-0), who played each other Wednesday afternoon, will have to play in quarter-final games on Thursday. In Pool A action, the United States was sitting at 1-0-0 going into Wednesday night’s game against Canada East (0-1-0). The Americans defeated Russia (1-1-0) 8-3 on Tuesday. The bottom four teams in the week-long tournament will face off in a pair of quarter-final games on Thursday, with the winners earning the right to play one of the top teams from each Pool on Friday. Saturday sees the fifth versus sixth-place and bronze-medal games while the gold medal match is set for Sunday at 12 noon (Atlantic time). It will be nationally televised on TSN. Since its inception in 2006, every gold medal game at the World Junior A Challenge has featured at least one Canadian team. Canada West won the tournament in 2006, 2007 and 2011, and won silver in 2008, 2009 and 2012. For more on the 2013 World Junior A Challenge — including a complete schedule and a Canada West team roster — check out the Nov. 5 edition of the Merritt Herald. Look for complete results from the tournament in next week’s editions of the Herald.

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Wood working, Christmas ornaments, needle work, bake tables etc. Saturday November 16 10 am to 2 pm at the Catholic Church Hall. Door prizes, hamper raffle, admission by donation to the Soup Kitchen and to the Food Bank. Home based businesses are welcome. Table Rentals phone Joan at 250-378-3910

Friday Nov. 1 to 16. Cindilla is a well known local artist who works in many mediums. Gallery is open Thursdays - 4-8 pm, Friday & Saturdays noon-6 pm.

PATRICIA REBEKAH LODGE Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch, raffle draw, craft tables, and bake sale. Drop by the Seniors Hall at 1675 Tutell Court.

NVCAC PRESENTS: CRIS DERKSEN at NVIT Theatre. Thurs, November 14 at 7:30 pm Cris is a rising star on the world classical-folkelectronics scenes and is an award winning Aboriginal cellist. FMI go to www.crisderksen. com. Tickets available at Black’s Pharmacy, Mandolin’s and Bailie House.

NICOLA VALLEY FILM SOCIETY PRESENTS: “The Reluctant Fundamentalist” on November 18, at 7:30 pm. NVIT Lecture Theatre, free parking, no food or drinks in theatre.

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Arts, November 29 and 30 at the Civic Centre during Country Christmas. Enquiries, call Fran McMurchy, 250-378-4230.

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ELKS AND ROYAL PURPLE Christmas Craft and Bake Sale at the Elks Hall. Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch available. To book a table, call Mollie 250-378-9788.

The Navy League is in need of officer’s and volunteers to help out with our growing Cadet Corps. Our children are age 9 to 13 and we meet every Wednesday night from 6 pm to 9 pm. If you have past experience or are interested in becoming a part of our Corps please contact us. Ellen 250-280-6944, Debra 250-280-4086 or email at nlccventure@ gmail.com

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

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CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Brownies Mondays 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Central School - 250-3157410 Canadian Diabetes Association Once a month, 7 - 9 p.m. Trinity United Church Hall. Call Eva 250-378-2897 or Gerry at 250-378-3716 CMHA - Merritt Clubhouse Fireside Center 2026 Granite Ave. Wed/Fri 9 am - 2:30 pm Shirley 250-378-5660 Central School Pac First Tuesday 7 p.m. Lunchroom - 250-378-4892 Celebrate Recovery Mondays 7 p.m. New Life Fellowship, 1938 Quilchena Ave. 250-3784534 Community Choir Mondays 7 p.m. Fall to Spring Collettville Elementary 250-378-9899 Court Whist - Fun Game Wednesdays 7 p.m. at the Seniors Centre 250-378-2776 Drop-In Soccer Tuesdays & Thursdays:

6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Girls & Boys 16+ welcome 250-378-2530 Drop-In Volleyball Mondays 7 - 9 p.m. CMS. 250-378-6212. Girl Guides Wednesdays 5:30 -7:00 p.m. Central School - 250936-8298 Ladies’ Curling League Wednesdays 6 & 8 p.m. Call 250-378- 8175 or 250-378-4917 Living With Loss Support Group Wednesdays 7 to 8:45 p.m. 2025 Granite Ave. 250-280-4040 Merritt Curling Club For League Information 250-378-4423 Merritt Dance Society Linda Sanford: 250-3786109 Merritt Duplicate Bridge Club Tuesdays 7 p.m. Seniors’ Centre 250-378-5550 Merritt Elks Lodge Clubs Second & Fourth Wednesday 8 p.m. Elks Hall 250378-9788

Merritt Lawn Bowling Sun., Tues., & Thurs. at 7 p.m. 250-378-2950 Merritt Lions Club First & Third Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Best Western - Han’s Golden Wok 250378-9509 Merritt Moms Prenatal Post Natal Support group. Monday - Friday - 8:30 a.m. 250-378-2252 Merritt Mountain Biking Assoc. Wednesdays 6 p.m. - ride E: merrittbiking@yahoo.ca T: #merrittbiking Navy League Cadets of Canada Wednesdays 6 - 9 p.m. Cadet Hall - Ages 9-13 welcome 250-280-6944 Merritt Snowmobile Club Second Tuesday 7 p.m. Civic Centre 250-315-1082 Merritt’s Women in Business Second Wednesday 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Merritt Desert Inn 250-315-5851 Nicola Naturalist Society Third Thursday - 7:00 p.m.

NVIT. www.nicolanaturalists.ca Nicola Valley Better Breathers Third Wednesdays 1 p.m. Trinity United - 250-3786266 N.V. 4-H Club Second Tuesday - 6:30 p.m. Central School - 250-3785028 N.V. Community Band Tuesdays 7 p.m - MSS Music Room 250-378-5031 or 250-378-9894 NVCAC Meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm at The Art Gallery. 250-3786515 www.nvartscouncil. com N.V. Dirt Riders Association Last Wednesday 7 p.m. Garden Sushi - Scott: 250-3783502 www.nvdra.com N.V. Fall Fair Third Monday 7 p.m. 2145 Quilchena Ave. 250-378-5925 N.V. Fish & Game (except July and Aug.) Third Wednesday 7 p.m. 2236 Jackson Ave.

250-378-4572 or 250-3784904 N.V. Heritage Society Last Wednesday - Baillie House 250-378-0349 N.V. Quilters Guild First & Third Thursdays Civic Centre 7 p.m. 250-378-4172 N.V. Search & Rescue Second Monday 7 p.m. at the airport - 250-378-6769 N.V. Thrift Store First Tuesday NVGH basement 250-378-9100 N.V. Women’s Institute Second Wednesday 1:30 p.m. For locations, 250-3782536 One Way Krew Youth Group Tuesdays 7 - 8:30 p.m. Crossroads Community Church - 250-378-2911 Pathfinders Mondays 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Central School 250-936-8298 Patricia Rebekah Lodge Second & Fourth Mondays

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Career Opportunities QUAD L Enterprises Ltd. is a Vegetation Maintenance company in Alberta and British Columbia and they are looking for: CUA’s - Certified Utility Arborist’s CA’s - Certified Arborist’s UTT’s - Utility Tree Trimmer’s UTW’s - Utility Tree Worker’s Labourers Work locations throughout Alberta and British Columbia We offer: Competitive compensation Company benefits Excellent Health and Safety Program Please submit resumes with drivers absract to: hr@isley.ca Fax: (780) 532-1250

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Trades, Technical Civil Engineering Technologist II (Re-Advertisement) District of Kitimat, full time permanent - wage range $37.01 - $44.78 over two years. Civil Technologist diploma required. Reporting to the Technical Services Manager, duties include a variety of infrastructure investigations, surveying, design, contract preparation, inspection and material testing on projects related to the municipality’s water, sewer, drainage and transportation systems. Candidates should be proficient in using electronic survey equipment, computer assisted design using AutoCad 3D, and MS Office. Valid BC driver’s license required. Submit resumes by November 29, 2013, 4:30 pm, to Personnel, District of Kitimat, 270 City Centre, Kitimat, BC, V8C 2H7, Fax (250) 632-4995, or email dok@kitimat.ca EXPERIENCED CONSTRUCTION Labourers & carpenters needed for concrete forming in Kamloops. Good wages. Send resume to: majka99@telus.net or fax to 604-864-2796. FORESTRY TECHNICIANS, Layout Engineers and Timber Cruisers from $4000$7000/month plus bonus. Live Crown Forestry Ltd. is an established and growing forestry resource management consulting firm in Prince George providing multiphase timber development services since 1995. Send Cover Letter and Resume to Brian Telford: btelford@livecrown.com FRASER SHINGLING & EXTERIORS LTD. Wanted Aluminum and Vinyl siding installers. Full Crews with own equipment only. Contact Giselle at 780 962 1320, or at giselle@fraserexteriors.com FRONTLINE is seeking certified electricians and millwrights with industrial experience for work in BC/Alberta. FEC offers competitive wages and benefits package. Forward resumes to: frontlinehuman resources@gmail.com.

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In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Obituaries

Obituaries Merritt & District

Dec. 9, 1927 - Nov. 7, 2012

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Ross, Gordon Harold “SCOTTIE” At Wingham & District Hospital on Thursday, October 31, 2013, Mr. Gordon Ross of Braemar Retirement Centre, Wingham age 75 years. Beloved father of Eric and Debbie Ross of Brussels and Cameron Ross and Kim Peacock of Listowel. Loving grandfather of Amy, Candice, Christopher, Jeremy, Elizabeth, Jamie and Tyler. Brother of Mary and Doug McQueen of Toronto and Malcolm Ross and Pat Gillespie of Brampton. Uncle of Brian McQueen and Heather Herbert. Predeceased by his parents Frank and Nettie (Casemore) Ross and sister Dorothy Beckett. Private Family Graveside Service & Legion Honors will be held at Wingham Cemetery on Tuesday. Reverend Jeff Hawkins ofÀciating. Memorial donations to Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 218, Brussels would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Online condolences at www.mcburneyfuneralhome.com

Paul Wayne Yastremsky (Sonny) Paul Wayne Yastremsky (Sonny) of Merritt B.C. passed away on Oct. 30, 2013 at the age of 65. He is survived by Judy, his wife of 38 years, daughter Naressa (Jay), sons Darren and Ryan (Heather). Three wonderful grandchildren Ivan, Paige and Ryder. A resident of Merritt for over 40 years, Sonny earned the respect of many through his hard work and dedication in the forest industry. He transferred 25 years of hand falling experience into building and owning a successful family logging company. Often honoring business obligations with as little as a handshake. Sonny was well known for his integrity, honesty and perseverance.

Susanna Buhler 1927 - 2013

On the morning of November 5, 2013 Susan Buhler, age 86, of Merritt, BC left her home on earth be reunited with loved ones who went before her, to live life in full with her Father in Heaven. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband, Peter Buhler of 59 years, daughter Karen Buhler of Merritt, daughter Brenda Thompson and husband Ray of Merritt, son Paul Buhler and wife Penny of Taiwan and daughter Cheryl Buhler of Calgary, along with grandchildren, as well as many relatives and friends. A Memorial service followed by a Tea will be held Saturday, November 9 at 2:00 p.m. at the Merritt Evangelical Free Church, 1950 Maxwell avenue. The family would also like to thank the staff at Coquihalla Gillis House for their special care of Mom over the last three and a half years. Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service

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Owners or having a legal interest of a Mobile Home situated on lot #69 in Diamond Vale Mobile Home Park, 2776 Clapperton Ave., Merritt, BC MH reg.#18640. Previous tenant: Stormy Minnabarriet, Honny Johnston, Dave Johns. The above stated property along with its content will be disposed of for abandonment pursuant to Part 6, of the Manufactured Home Park Tenancy Regulation by Green Mountain Holdings Ltd., 4070 Delbook Ave., North Vancouver, B.C. V7N 4A1, the Landlord. Unless persons above hereby being notiÀed, take possession of the property, establishes a right to possession of it, or make an application to the court to establish such a right within 30 days from date of this notice pursuant to Part 6 of the Manufactured Home Park Tenancy Act.

Land Act and Mines Act: Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land Take notice that Stacy Galbraith of Lower Nicola, BC has made application to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO) for a Crown land disposition for a licence for rock quarry purposes covering portions of District Lot 1609, Kamloops Division Yale District (KDYD) located in the vicinity of Merritt. Stacy Galbraith has also made application for a Mines Act Permit to the Ministry of Energy and Mines to operate the proposed quarry. The Lands File Number that has been established for the application is 3412823. The Mines File Number that has been established for the application is 1621032. Written comments concerning this application should be directed to the Project Manager, Storms Quarry, at 441 Columbia St. Kamloops BC V2C 2T3. Comments will be received by MFLNRO and MEM until December 8, 2013. MFLNRO and MEM may not be able to consider comments received after this date. Please visit our website http://www.arfd.gov.bc.ca/ApplicationPosting/ index.jsp ¤ Search ¤ Search by File Number: 3412823 for more information. Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be provided to be public upon request.

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BROOKWOOD DROPTOP PILLOWTOP Perfect for those who like a firm mattress with its Droptob pillowtop, reinforced heavy duty coil support system and high density foams.

$

699

CAVENDISH HI-LOFT PILLOWTOP

Responsive comfort & effortless movement For those who prefer the feel of a conventional mattress, but yearn for superior benefits of a Tempur-Pedic® mattress.

Finally a mattress that was built. layer-by-layer, with the highest levels of support and comfort in mind. Our AirCool® Foams, AirCool® Memory Foam and GetTouch Layer provide pressure relief and additional support for cool, comfortable sleep

$

799

ALEXANDRIA WORLD CLASS HI-LOFT PILLOWTOP With Beautyrest Pocketed Coil® technology AirCool® Memory Foam and innovative TruTemp™ Gel for temperature regulation. This mattress is for those who are serious about the quality of their sleep and take ultimate to extreme

$

1299

*Offer valid Nov 1-30, 2013, at participating locations only, on King and Queen size only. $1,999 Queen Mattress after reduction. See in-store for complete details. Not valid on previous or pending orders. ©2013 Tempur-Pedic Management Inc. All rights reserved. ™ Trademark 2013 to Tempur-Pedic Inc.

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Merritt Herald - November 7, 2013  

Merritt Herald - November 7, 2013

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