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CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION Patrons line up in front of the newly opened Adelphi Hotel in 1913. See page 3 for the story of the Adelphi Hotel from the early days to the heydays to Saturday’s 100th anniversary activities. Photo courtesy of Nicola Valley Museum and Archives

Chronic illness study eyes Merritt By Michael Potestio THE HERALD

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Simon Fraser University professor Scott Lear and his team of researchers have developed a website to help B.C. residents living with diabetes and lung, kidney and heart disease manage their health from their homes. The researchers are looking for people in Merritt to participate in a study that tracks the program’s use. The program is called

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My Health Connect and is designed to enable patients to monitor their health as well as receive co-ordinated care from a My Health Connect nurse and their local physicians. Josh MacIver, research co-ordinator for the British Columbia Alliance on Telehealth Policy and Research — a division of Lear’s research team — said the initiative is geared towards smaller communities in B.C. The study requires

obtaining consent from local doctors to allow the researchers to contact their patients in order to ask those patients if they would participate in the study if they qualify to do so. “There’s quite a few hoops we have to jump through just to get a single patient into the study,” MacIver said. Participants fill out some questionnaires and a medical record release, allowing the researchers access to their medical records in order for

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a My Health Connect nurse to tailor advice to a participating patient. MacIver said they’ve contacted physicians’ offices in Merritt, but to date, only one replied and did not wish to participate. MacIver said participants with more than one chronic illness, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic kidney disease, diabetes, heart failure or heart disease qualify for the study. During the study, patients go online to rate

their symptoms in comparison to previous days. If what they report gets worse, a dedicated nurse would call them and give them advice. “That’s the basis of our study and we’d like to think that it’s certainly going to lower the unnecessary visits to the doctor and increase those visits that people might not make, but they probably should be making,” MacIver said. This initiative aims to not only reduce trips to the doctor but to help patients

better recognize what their symptoms mean, MacIver said. MacIver said the study could be a supplement for patients in small towns that may not have enough family doctors, but it does not directly address that particular problem. “In communities where there aren’t enough doctors this could, we think, be a start to something a little better,” MacIver said.

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Merritt gets first vacuum truck trical and gas lines so as not to damage them, Finnigan said. Until now, the City of Merritt had to rent a vacuum truck for any particular jobs in which one was needed. He said this vehicle can cost between $230 to $280 an hour to rent. “When you run those eight hours a day [for] multiple days, it’s quite expensive,” Finnigan said. Finnigan said having their own vacuum truck now allows the city to utilize its services whenever needed. He said in particular jobs where they could have rented a vacuum truck to make the work quicker and easier, they might not have rented one due to the cost. “Now [that] we have one on-hand, we can

do things much quicker, generally,” Finnigan said. The truck is also set up to flush and vacuum Merritt’s sewers, meaning the city will no longer have to contract out sewer collection services. Finnigan said the city was spending between $60,000 and $70,000 a year on contracted services. Contracted sewer collection cleaning alone averages $40,000 a year, Finnigan said. Last week, the City of Merritt garbage truck was out of commission for a day and had to be towed to Kamloops to be repaired, Finnigan said. The truck is back up and running this week after a malfunction with its exhaust filter was fixed, he said.

Local patients sought are aiming for just over 300 participants from small B.C. communities. The plan is to have the study completed by 2015, but recruitment has been slow. Given that, MacIver said the SFU-based study is earmarked for completion in 2016 or 2017. My Health Connect was developed in collaboration with the province’s health authorities and is being funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. For more information about the study, contact the British Columbia Alliance on Telehealth Policy and Research at 1-855-444-1265.

From Page 1 MacIver said their group of researchers have run a pilot study on the website indicating it’s likely to have good results. Now it’s a matter of getting people enrolled in the study in order to complete it. MacIver said they’re anticipating participants who undergo this Internet-based program will have fewer hospitalizations and show a greater quality of life, knowledge of diseases they have and what their symptoms mean. MacIver said the research team currently has more than 100 people participating in the study and they

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At the corner of Quilchena Avenue and Garcia Street in downtown Merritt stands the Adelphi Hotel. Behind its understated doors and between its historic walls, the hotel’s storied past intersects with the present. Regular patrons hold good-spirited debates while others sip coffee and banter with the bartenders. There’s a familial feel amongst the familiar faces as they collectively reminisce. “It’s almost like Cheers,” owner Jai Ollek said, and the comparison is undeniable. The landmark hotel is celebrating its centennial this weekend and is inviting people to experience the camaraderie and the quality local entertainment it offers for themselves. Originally built by Andrew Hoggan a century ago, the hotel was home to 34 rooms, a lobby, dining room, and parlour. “They built this as a premier dining and lodging facility,” Ollek said. “They had everything in here — bellhops, food service to the rooms. It was quite up-to-date at that time.” When Prohibition hit in 1918, a few years after opening, Hoggan closed the hotel. But it wasn’t long until it was scooped up and carried through the period of outlawed alcohol by G.B. Armstrong of Armstrong’s Department Store, who ran the place until 1921. In 1921, Major C.S. Goldman bought the hotel and three lots with 150 feet of frontage, and did complete renovations on the building. He purchased the hotel for $25,000 at the time. The next owner was J.A. Piderman, who took over ownership in 1928 and operated the Adelphi for the next 13 years. Piderman sold it to Howie Laidlaw in 1941. In the 1940s, the Adelphi faced another crisis: a fire that burned about a dozen rooms in the hotel’s east wing. “That wing was never ever rebuilt, and we just lost those rooms,” Ollek said. After the fire, Laidlaw restored the rest of the hotel and sold it to George McMurchy. McMurchy made his mark on the hotel by

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NOW AND THEN The Adelphi Hotel has changed on the outside between 1913 (above) and 1986 (below), but owner Jai Ollek says original ceilings and windows are kept covered to preserve the building’s history. Photos courtesy of the Nicola Valley Museum and Archives

adding a ladies’ beer parlour in 1948. McMurchy owned the hotel for eight years and sold it to a pair who owned it for two years before it went to Ed and Bill Kraus in 1958. In 1964, Bill and his wife Bella bought out Ed’s share of the hotel and the couple ran it for another decade. The hotel changed owners twice in the next six years before reaching Ollek in June of 1980. “We bought it on a trial basis. We thought maybe three years or so, and if we didn’t like it, we’d buy another place,” Ollek said. “That’s all water under the bridge. It’s no longer three years, it’s 33 years.” Ollek said he focused on maintenance and improvements to the hotel in the first few years, spending seven days a week there. However, Ollek said he has kept many of the hotel’s historic features in tact, indicating an original window that’s been painted over by the door of the bar. “We’ve kept everything that was old,” he said. “If anything, we’ve

just covered it. We’ve left it there in case anyone ever wants to go back. The original ceilings and everything are still in there.” Ollek said preserving the hotel’s history is important because it reflects the community he calls home. Since relocating to Merritt from Kamloops over three decades ago, Ollek said he tries to serve the community that’s served him and his family well. For one, he’s found plenty of local entertainment to take to the stage inside the pub. Local band the Hoodoos will play during the centennial celebrations on Friday afternoon and evening, and again on Saturday afternoon. “We’ve got lots of musicians coming in,” Ollek said. Ollek’s use of the royal “we” is telling of the sense of community inside its historic walls. Ollek called local guitarist John Flottvik one of the bar’s regular entertainers. Since moving to Merritt about six years ago, Flottvik and his wife have spent many afternoons and evenings socializing at the Adelphi.

“When we walked in here, it was just like coming home. It was a friendly atmosphere right off the get-go,” Flottvik said. At the encouragement of mainstay guitarist Gary Cooper, Flottvik reconnected with his guitar after decades of not playing it on the Adelphi’s stage. Cooper hosts Cooper Country every weekend, bringing a slew of musicians to share the stage. Cooper will also be the ringleader of this weekend’s entertainment, and Ollek said he’s got a good feeling about the celebrations. “It’s going to be a great turnout. I’ve got a lot of people coming from all over,” he said. Long-time bartenders Linda Johnston and Colleen Garcia have worked at the hotel for almost as long as Ollek has owned it. Over their two-plus decades there, they say they’ve got to know their patrons as more than just customers. “The people we used to serve years ago, we’re now serving their grandkids,” Johnston said. “It’s really just like family.” Ollek still spends every day of the week at the hotel, but said as long as his health allows, he’ll continue to run it and enjoy running it. “It’ll always be a step back into the past where people talk about the old times. It’s a get-together place.” The 100th anniversary celebrations kick off Friday afternoon at about 1:30 and Saturday with a free Baron of Beef at about 1:30 as well, Ollek said.

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Users of the Merritt skate park got busy on Saturday afternoon to clean graffiti off the concrete. The cleanup was organized by 14-year-old Cameron Thompson. Although he recently moved to Kamloops, Thompson has used Merritt’s only skate park plenty and said it’s important to see it in good shape. “How many volunteer hours, [how much] money and donations were put into it? We’re very lucky to have this park. Lots of places don’t have skate parks, so let’s try to respect it and keep it nice looking,” he said. It wasn’t Thompson’s first time scrubbing graffiti off the concrete, which he said is not where spray paint belongs. “We’re hoping to get sheets of plywood and four-by-fours put up so people who do the graffiti at the park can go over there and not do it at the park,” he said. “Every once in a while, we’ll paint over it to keep it nice.” Thompson said he hopes his efforts to keep the skate park in good shape will lead to more grassroots initiatives that could see the addition of other improvements to the

area, such as a bowl and lights. “I don’t mean giant, huge, LED, retinaburning lights, just car parking lot kind of lights that get turned off every once in a while. It’s getting dark out soon, and having them shut off at 10 p.m. is not that big of a deal,” he said. Thompson’s mother Cheryl Gropp said the group of youths is paying homage to the people who spent six years bringing the skate park to reality. “They’re trying to re-establish what the original group who raised money for this skate park did,” she said, adding the teens want to continue from where the city’s nowdefunct skate park committee left off. About 10 youths, RCMP members, and Breathe Bikes owner Travis Fehr scrubbed the spray paint with supplies from the City of Merritt’s Public Works department. Thompson said it’s good for the local skater contingent and RCMP to work together on the cleanup and maintenance of the park. “Police and skaters are kind of like this,” he said, butting his fists together. “We have support from the police department. Officers want to give themselves a better

name and be nicer to skaters.” Fehr also donated a bike frame as a prize for the bike competition that Thompson organized to follow the cleanup. Participants chipped in some grips and waxes as prizes as well. RCMP Const. Dan Lachapelle said the youth-organized bike competition is one of the first, and he hopes to see that continue. For his part, Thompson said he and his friends want to make that happen. “We’re hoping to get more competitions and stuff going there, more community events,” he said.

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HERALD OPINION “Social justice” as student indoctrination By Tom Fletcher BLACK PRESS tfletcher@blackpress.ca

VICTORIA – As the B.C. Teachers’ Federation executive moseys back to the bargaining table after a summer off, I’m reminded of former education minister George Abbott’s thoughts on his time trying to establish a civil discussion with the province’s most militant union. It started with a lecture. “In my first meeting with the BCTF, and I gather this is characteristic of all first meetings with education ministers, the TF advises that yes, they are a union, but first and foremost they are social activists and agents of social change,” Abbott recalled. Their buzzword is “social justice,” which is portrayed by leftists as superior to plain old justice, in ways that are seldom defined. So what exactly are the goals of this “social change”? Here’s some of what I’ve gleaned. Parents may recall the 2008 introduction of an elective high school course called Social Justice 12. This was mainly the result of intense protest by a couple of gay activist teachers, and the ministry curriculum describes its emphasis on inclusion of racial, cultural and sexual differences. That’s all good, and it’s now bolstered by urgently needed anti-bullying and empathy efforts at all grades. Then there is the BCTF version. It’s not just a battle against “racism, homophobia and sexism” but also “poverty and globalization.” The BCTF has a quarterly “Social Justice Newsletter” filled with predictable economic assumptions. Readers of the latest issue are reminded at length that the United Nations takes a dim view of Canada’s record on human rights, including a right to housing. Undefined “poverty” statistics are cited, although Statistics Canada has nothing but incomplete relative measures.

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Committee called her a “master of the contemporary short story.” Munro, an 82-year-old Ontarian, is also one of my favourite authors. The first Munro story I read was in a class on short stories in university. It was Boys and Girls. It is a subtle but incredibly adept criticism of gender performance and truly a masterfully told story. While she’s not as wellknown as other Canadian authors such as Margaret Atwood, Munro’s masterful storytelling has earned her a laundry list of accolades and the nickname “Canada’s Chekhov.” If you haven’t read a short story in a little while, a collection by Alice Munro might be a good place to start. Or, if you’re at all curious to see what all the fuss is about, I’d recommend picking

up one of her collections. You never know what you might learn from it, and some studies suggest you could learn a lot. A recent study by University of Toronto researchers found reading literature can quell rigid thinking and snap judgements, which has been distilled, for news purposes, to the conclusion that “reading literature makes us smarter and nicer.” There have been countless studies that show a correlation between reading literature and ability to empathize with others. Deep reading, which is slow, intentional intake of complex sensory and moral detail, is the topic here, and for obvious reasons, is not possible with online content. When we concentrate on what we’re reading,

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we have to create entire worlds full of characters that we’ve had to recreate from words and details on a page, and that exercises our brains immensely. We have to piece them together using the details we’re given, many of which are revealed in subtle and nuanced ways. In all their flawed thinking, actions and intentions, these characters become people we understand. Navigating morally complex stories and issues represented by characters who are not exactly like us forces us to consider things in new and perhaps uncomfortable ways, and also leaves us with less need for cognitive closure. That means when we put down the book, we are more willing to accept the idea that things aren’t black and white and we’re more comfortable with

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ambiguity and uncertainty. It’s easy to see how these abilities are honed by reading literature and how these abilities are beneficial in everyday life. Good news: you don’t have to go the Virginia Woolf route to benefit from reading if you don’t want to. There are also about a trillion studies that support the notion that simply taking the time to read anything — in a hard copy — can benefit you in many ways, including helping you expand your vocabulary, think more analytically, and exercise greater concentration. Taking up recreational reading, if it’s only for 15 or 20 minutes a day, can also help with stress reduction. If you’re reading this column, you’re already on the right track.

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YOUR OPINION Time for sensible marijuana laws in B.C. Dear Editor, Re: B.C. marijuana referendum misguided, Oct. 10, Merritt Herald Mr. Fletcher’s recent editorial misrepresented the Sensible BC campaign, and could lead to confusion about our efforts for a marijuana referendum. The ultimate aim of Sensible BC is to have B.C.’s marijuana industry regulated in a similar manner to wine. Our proposed legislation, the Sensible Policing Act, is designed to bring us closer to

that goal. The Sensible Policing Act has four components, all carefully designed to be within provincial jurisdiction. The first aspect is to redirect police resources away from being wasted on simple possession of marijuana. Last year, B.C. police made over 16,500 arrests for marijuana possession, draining $10.5 million in police and court time away from investigation of more serious criminal offences. If Sensible BC is successful, then tens of thousands of hours of police and court

time would immediately be freed up to pursue real criminals. This means safer communities for everyone, and less backlog in our courts. Second, our legislation treats a minor in possession of marijuana exactly the same as if it were alcohol. This allows police to deal with a teenager smoking pot, but without the lifetime criminal record that can restrict travel and employment. Third, the Sensible Policing Act calls upon the federal government to repeal marijuana prohibition, so that B.C. can regulate and

“Critical thinking” curriculum one-sided From Page 6 One article describes a social justice club for Grades 2 and 3 students, with activities that include collecting food bank donations and “writing to the premier asking for a systemic plan to address child poverty.” Leaving aside whether eightyear-olds can understand what “systemic” means, this rhetoric is taken directly from the tired old NDP policy book. It rests on the cherished myth that poverty is imposed by right-wing governments that refuse to double the minimum wage and pile more taxes on “the rich.” And what about that darned “globalization”? The BCTF still has a 2001 teaching guide on its website promoting the claim that Nike is uniquely guilty of making shoes and exercise gear in Third World sweatshops. Teachers are to instruct students how to organize a boycott of Nike, thus passing the received wisdom of campus radicalism to the next generation. This was all debunked years ago. Are Adidas, Reebok, Apple and Microsoft any different? Has nothing changed in 12 years? A quick web search will show this is a stale old tale with a convenient villain, to avoid complex questions. A BCTF official assures me

this unit is being updated. Once that one is done, maybe they could check over their teaching unit on Enbridge’s Northern Gateway proposal, another labour of the union’s “social justice” truth team. Entitled “What We Stand To Lose With Pipelines and Supertankers,” it boasts wildlife photos and “key sources” from the left (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) to the far-left fringe (Pipe Up Network). It is another protesters’ guide designed around a pre-determined viewpoint. BCTF bosses love to talk about the importance of “critical thinking.” These one-sided caricatures of Nike, Enbridge and other familiar villains seem designed to produce the opposite. They remind me of George Orwell’s classic novel 1984, where loyal party members are required to focus on selected enemies in a daily ritual called the Two Minutes Hate. Perhaps this is a clue to why our school system produces so many students lacking in employment skills and bursting with demands for government-imposed wealth redistribution. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalNews.com. Twitter:@tomfletcherbc

tax it in a manner similar to wine and beer. This would send a powerful message of change to Ottawa, and give our prime minister the mandate to legalize. Finally, our legislation creates a B.C. commission to figure out the rules needed to implement legalization. Like alcohol and tobacco, most of the regulation for legal marijuana would be determined at the provincial level. British Columbia cannot fully legalize marijuana without a change to federal law, but we can take some sensible steps in the right direc-

tion. That is what Sensible BC is all about. We’re now about one month into our three month time-limit for gathering signatures. This is the largest and most organized marijuana reform effort in Canadian history. If you support sensible marijuana laws, then join our growing team of over 3,000 canvassers, and help collect signatures in your community. Find out more at http:// SensibleBC.ca. Dana Larsen Vancouver

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Planes leave answers up in the air Dear Editor, I am wondering if anyone else recorded the planes last Sunday, Oct. 6, making a mess of our sky. The temperature was 21 C; the sky was clear, a beautiful blue, the sun was warm, which made it very comfortable sitting outside. I was enjoying one of the few days left of our nice weather before the snow flies. Then the planes started crisscrossing in the sky and if a person was not paying attention, they would conclude they were merely cirrus clouds rather than the planes causing the clouds’ formation. Having watched other planes at different times, I took notice that the jet stream (contrails) from these planes would disappear almost immediately, not disturbing the sky. This was not the case last Sunday nor was it my first time seeing this phenomenon. In fact, I have seen this several times over the last three

years which leads me to believe they are not contrails but chemtrails. Scientists and government will have you believe this is not a valid observation and that they are not trying to contaminate our water, land, and people with chemicals such as aluminum, barium, possible glass particles, and plastics, et cetera. I am not so sure of that! Are there others who hold my view? Merritt’s weather is awesome and it would be nice to keep it that way. I believe the God that created our earth has everything in His control and does not need man’s help. On Oct. 12, CBC News showed thousands of people march against genetically modified organisms and Monsanto across Canada. Monsanto was originally a chemical company and is now used to modify our food supply. Carol-Ann Trudell Merritt

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IN MEMORY (From Left) Diana Norgaard and her mother Clara listen to a speech about Diana’s father and Clara’s husband Henry Norgaard at a memorial in his honour at the Civic Centre on Oct. 11. Henry, who lived in the Nicola Valley for nearly 60 years, passed away from lung cancer on Sept. 13. Michael Potestio/Herald

Rental vacancy rate remains low in Merritt By Michael Potestio THE HERALD

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More renters in the Nicola Valley in the last several months has drastically reduced the number of rental vacancies in the city. Royal LePage property manager Lynda Etchart said just a few months ago, Royal LePage had a list of rental vacancies reduced to just four, which she’s never seen before in her two years in Merritt. Etchart said Royal LePage has seen about a 15 per cent increase in the number of available rentals between this year and last, but while the number of

rental properties has increased, so has the number of renters. The expansion project going on at the nearby Highland Valley Copper mine and BC Hydro’s new electrical line in Merritt have drawn in many workers looking to rent. Etchart said she’s seen many people, including Highland Valley Copper workers, choose to live in Merritt over Kamloops because of affordability. Etchart said she still receives about 10 rental applications per week, which is slowing down, but in her experience is still more

than when she started working in Merritt two years ago. She said there have been times she’d receive 15 to 20 applications. With winter on its way, Etchart said she expects to see fewer people looking to rent as people typically don’t like to move in the winter. However, Royal LePage is also expecting more applications from an influx of hydro workers in January, she said. She said BC Hydro workers should still be renting in Merritt for at least the next year. Although many of these renters working on local projects will eventually leave,

the hope is their work expanding Merritt’s electrical power will create more jobs, and thus more people will move to Merritt, Etchart said. Royal LePage managing broker Tom McDonagh said despite the increase in rental properties, the number of rental vacancies continues to be low. McDonagh has been in Merritt for 37 years and told the Herald in the past, would-be businesses overlooked the city due to the lack of electrical power. “I’m really excited about Merritt this coming year,” McDonagh said.

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING The public and all interested parties are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting for Community Futures Nicola Valley, to be held Wednesday, October 23, 2013, commencing at 5:30 pm, in the Community Room (bottom Áoor of City Hall), at 2185 Voght Street. Merritt, BC. Immediately following the meeting commencing at 6:00 pm, everyone is invited to attend our “Business After Business” event, and help us welcome our Guest Speaker: Jerry Sucharyna, Business and Economic Development Manager, City of Merritt.

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Pot petitioners off target at 30-day mark Friends & Neighbours By Jeff Nagel

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Pot reformers fell short of their sign-up target for the first third of their campaign to force a provincial referendum on marijuana enforcement. Sensible BC spokesman Dana Larsen said the campaign had 65,000 signatures as of Oct. 9 – 15,000 less than their aim of 80,000 by the 30-day mark of the 90-day petition drive. “We’re a little bit behind the target we set,” Larsen said, adding getting canvassers officially registered has proven more onerous than expected. But he remains confident the campaign can succeed in getting the

signatures of 10 per cent of eligible voters in every B.C. district. That would take 300,000 signatures in total, but Larsen said the aim is for 450,000 or 15 per cent in each riding to provide a buffer against signatures that are declared invalid. The campaign aims to pass legislation that would bar police from spending any time or resources enforcing the federal law against possessing small amounts of marijuana. Its goal is to use that as a starting point to work toward broader legalization. Defeat in any single district means the petition campaign fails. And even if it succeeds, a referendum is

not automatic – the Legislature could introduce the proposed Sensible Policing Act but not put it to a vote. If it was sent to another referendum it could be non-binding – the HST referendum after a successful Fight HST petition was binding only because Premier Gordon Campbell declared it so. Fight HST also had many more signatures at their 30-day mark – more than 300,000 – and eventually got 705,000. “They got a lot more than they actually needed,” Larsen said. “They could have done it with less.” Larsen said canvassers have already got nearly enough signatures

in Vancouver districts like the West End and along False Creek. Most Interior and Northern districts are also doing well, with about a third of the signatures gathered, and campaigns are running ahead of schedule in Nelson, Kelowna and Kamloops. Suburban ridings in Metro Vancouver, including Surrey and Coquitlam, have proven more challenging. So far, Sensible BC has 3,000 canvassers registered, up from 1,600 when they launched. Larsen expects the canvasser count will grow to 4,000 by the early December deadline, but that would be well short of Fight HST’s 6,500 canvassers.

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They do it for the good of the city they call home. That’s why Merritt’s group of Citizens on Patrol (COP) cruise the streets of the city, keeping an extra set of eyes on suspicious activity and vandalism, Lonni Boszko, co-ordinator of the COP said. Boszko and Sharon K., who did not wish to give her last name, recently took the Herald on a ridealong to show what they do. “Our job is to observe, record [and] report if necessary,” Boszko said. Boszko said she’s been involved in the COP program or programs similar to it for almost 40 years. “I enjoy the job,” Boszko said. “I do it for the good

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of the community,” Sharon said of the reason she participates in the COP program. The night of Sept. 20 was a quiet one. A few suspicious looking cars, which, after a quick check of the licence plates were confirmed not to have been reported stolen, was the height of the activity that evening. The amount of suspicious activity, of course, varies from night to night, Sharon said. “Some nights it’s very, very quiet, other nights it’s busy, you just don’t know,” Sharon said, noting usually suspicious activity picks up at about midnight. Volunteers with COP patrol all of Merritt, from the Bench area to Collettville and Diamond Vale to the airport, too. They

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Hunting gaining huge popularity in B.C. OTHMAR VOHRINGER The OUTDOORSMAN Last week I received the number of new hunters who successfully completed the province’s mandatory hunter education course. From January to September of this year, we had 7,800 graduates and with courses still underway until the end of 2013, this number is bound to grow even higher. That’s almost 1,000 new hunters more than last year and nearly double from the previous year. Over the past four years, we have seen a steady increase in hunter numbers and the pro-

vincial total is currently peaking at 90,000. Here is another interesting figure released by the government last week: a province-wide survey established that in B.C. alone, hunters contribute over $250 million to our economy in expenses such as travel, meals, hotels and product purchases. Not included in that survey are an approximate additional $150 million in licence and species tag fees. Also not included are visiting hunters from other Canadian provinces and from abroad who come here to hunt, which accounts for roughly another $260 million. Another interesting aspect of that survey is that hunters and the related industry provide employment for over 2,000 people in this province. As important as all these economic numbers

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at best very difficult for the average person to take up hunting. While some hunters are not too enthused about the new “competition” they face, we all can agree that this is a good sign that, in the end, will strengthen us as a whole. Strength in numbers is important in more than one way. The future of hunting faces many challenges that need to be overcome should this unique Canadian heritage activity survive. Having more hunters in our ranks will make sure that the government hears us loud and clear when we speak up. The climbing economic impact hunting has on our province, which is forecasted to grow considerably higher over the years to come, is also a big motivator for governments and politicians to consider our concerns more closely than they have in the past.

‘Women and children are now joining the ranks in greater numbers as well as people from non-hunting backgrounds.’ — OUTDOOR COLUMNIST OTHMAR VOHRINGER

are, they also show that wildlife conservation in our province is in good hands and receives the necessary funding that would be hard to obtain otherwise without hefty tax increases to the general public. I am really overjoyed over the resurgence that hunting is experiencing in our province. After years of declining hunter numbers, it seems that people are discovering the importance of our heritage and the benefits it brings to wildlife and nature conservation. Once a strictly male-dominated recreational activity

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Many of the Citizens on Patrol volunteers are seniors. “The majority of them I think are between 60 and 70 [years old],” Boszko said. Boszko said she talked to one of the administrators of the Merritt Neighbourhood Crimewatch group on Facebook regarding the possibility of those patrols joining the COP in the summer, but no one from the group has joined the COP as of yet. The COP program is affiliated with the City of Merritt and the Community Policing Office. Boszko said when on patrol, members never go the same route twice, so as not to become predictable to would-be criminals who recognize their vehicles. “They don’t know when we’re coming or where we’re coming from,” Boszko said.


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U.S. estate taxes and you DAVID L. BROWN Managing YOUR MONEY If you own property or other investments south of the border, you probably know that the U.S. has an estate tax. What you may not know is that U.S. tax law has changed recently and those changes have an impact on Canadians with substantial U.S. investments. On New Year’s Day, 2013, the U.S. Congress passed The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 that clarified and simplified the rules governing U.S. estate taxation. If the act had not passed, the threshold at

which estate tax would begin for U.S. property/ investments was set to drop to $1 million at the start of 2013. For Canadian residents claiming protection under the Canada-U.S. Tax Treaty, that would have resulted in U.S. tax exposure on any U.S.-situs assets – which includes shares or bonds of U.S. corporations, real estate located in the U.S., and personal property such as cars and other belongings in the U.S. – when the value of their worldwide estate exceeded $1 million in U.S. dollars. The good news is the American Taxpayer Relief Act increased U.S. estate tax credits to $5.25 million U.S. (indexed for inflation) – meaning that the estate of a U.S. citizen or U.S. resident is exempt from tax to the $5.25 million threshold. For a Canadian resident, who

is not a U.S. citizen, the Canada-U.S. Tax Treaty completely shields U.S.-situs assets from estate taxes when a Canadian’s worldwide estate is less than $5.25 million. A Canadian couple could exclude $10.5 million from U.S. estate taxes. However, for an individual Canadian resident (including a last surviving spouse) with an estate in excess of $5.25 million, U.S. estate tax is still a concern. Canadian residents, with a substantial worldwide estate, have several strategies available to them that can reduce U.S. estate tax, such as: • Having the spouse with the smaller worldwide estate acquire the U.S.-situs assets. • Making gifts of nonU.S. assets to children (but watch out for capital gains). • Assigning life insur-

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ance policies to a spouse or children (taking into account the three year lookback rule). Reducing U.S.-situs assets by purchasing them through Canadian mutual funds – for example, instead of holding direct ownership of U.S. stocks, you can still gain exposure to the U.S. stock market, and avoid estate tax issues, through Canadian-based mutual funds. Selling U.S.-situs assets other than real estate. Selling U.S. real estate to children for fair market value. Establishing qualified discretionary domestic/family trusts.

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Phone: 250-378-6181

1988 Quilchena Ave., Merritt, BC V1K 1B8 • Fax: 250-378-6184 www.royallepage.ca/merritt

FEATURE HOMES NG ING A T L ISTI S L I O L IC EW NEW RN N E LOW

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• Nice 3 bed 1 bath on .359 acre • Aerothermal heating & cooling • Updated windows/totally fenced • 24X30 detached shop/garage

• Lrg 4 BR, 3 bath family home + • 2 bedroom suite, own laundry • Skylights, A/C, U/G sprinklers • Oversized double garage

• • • •

$269,000

$327,000

$329,000 incl GST

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• 4 bed, 4 bath family home • In-law suite on main level • 22 X 25 insulated/wired shop • Central air and u/g sprinklers

• 2 bedroom character home

$329,000

$194,500

M4926

M4020

Amazing 1 year new 3 bdrm 2 bath rancher Bright open design Buyer to assign rebate

To Wanda Wirtzfeld who submitted the winning name Royal LePage Merritt “Hands of Hope” Christmas Food Drive The community food drive will be held December 1st

• Located near park • Private oasis in backyard M4025

Royal LePage Hands of Hope Food Drive. Call Lynda or Claudette at Royal LePage Merritt. • Ground level entry and parking • Open design living room& kitchen • All electric heat and hot water

• Don’t rent when you can own! • 1 bed, large rooms & updates • Includes fridge and stove • Well maintained building

$69,900

$69,995

M3955

M3992

• Newer furnace & H/W tank

• 2 bedrooms in strata building • Central location, laminate flooring • New roof in 2010

• 2+ bdrm home on a good sized • Rev property, Lvgrm, kitch on • Nice 2 Bedroom Condo main lot • Upper flr has 3 bdrms & full bath • New laminate flooring • Open plan for kitchen, DR & LR • Vinyl windows, fully fenced • Good for revenue or first timer • Fully fenced yard, lots of parking front yd

• Unique layout that awaits your touch • 2 lots, 2 titles • Detached double garage

$74,000

$76,900

$99,900

$128,000

• Great investment property • New laminate flooring M3934

M3486

M3871

$103,000

M3823

$108,000

M3877

M3792

• Updated cottage with huge yard • Bright, quiet strata retirement home • 2 bed 1 bath & 4 appliances • Wheelchair accessible • Great income, retirement or • 2 large bedrooms, 5 piece Bath • 1st time buyer.

• 3 Bedroom rancher • Newer flooring in kitchen • all bedrooms& living room • Yard is fully fenced

• Nice 3 BR, 2 bath, ½ duplex • Close to down town core • Fam Room on Main w/2 BRs, • Great investment property Kitch • L.R.on second level Fenced yard

• New 2 bed, 2 bath Apartment • Bright open design • Kitchen w/ lrg center island • Laundry room in unit

$142,490

$149,900

$159,000

$164,000

M4018

$155,000

M3833

M3973

M3851

$159,000

M4021

M4001


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250-378-1996

Chrystal Chandler Unlicenced Assistant

250-378-6181

Phone: 250-378-6181

M E R R I T T

Tom McDonagh Broker

1988 Quilchena Ave., Merritt, BC V1K 1B8 • Fax: 250-378-6184

www.royallepage.ca/merritt

www.realtor.ca

250-378-7170

tmcdonagh@telus.net

Karen Bonneteau Sales Rep

John Issac Sales Rep

Claudette Edenoste Broker

Debra Schindler Personal Real Estate Corp.

Melody Simon Sales Rep

250-315-5178

250-378-1586

250-280-0689

250-315-3548

250-315-8539

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MOBILE HOMES IN PARKS

LOTS AND ACREAGE • • • •

New residential lots in nice area Located in quiet cul-de-sac & crescent setting Fully serviced including curbs & storm drain All prepaid by the developer

• • • •

Wonderful Views, good sized lot Easy access to new Retail and Restaurants Build your own dream home Neighbouring lot is also available

• • • •

Views of the Nicola Valley Walking trails & shopping nearby All services are u/g & at lot line One of Merritt’s preferred neighborhoods

• • • •

Desirable Nicola Wynd development Nice flat building lots Bring your plans & build your dream home Quality builder available to discuss plan

$57,000

M3692

$67,000

M3758

$60,500

$70,000

M3914 & M3915

M3908, M3910, M3911

• • • •

Beautiful river view lot close to downtown Nice, quiet neighborhood The uncompromised view never to change Bring your building ideas

• • • •

Desirable Nicola Wynd development Nice flat building lot Bring your plans & build your dream home Quality builder available to discuss plan

• • • •

Good sized lot Ok for double wide City services @ prop line Mountain view in a quiet area

• • • •

One of a kind lot in Lower Nicola Cleared & level in an incredibly quiet location Water serviced by Lower Nicola Water Works Approved for septic & HST already paid

• • • •

Extra large double lot 2 city water & sewage hookups Private setting, flat site Easy access w/ paved roads

• • • •

1.44 acre prime building lot Approx 295 ft river frontage Within walking distance to downtown Gorgeous views of mountains & Ranchlands

$79,000

M3707

$79,000

$100,000

• • • •

M3534

M3495

Nicola Lakeshore Estates Amazing lake view lot in Phase 2 Build your dream home Tons of recreation to choose from!!

$149,900

$79,000

$85,000

$134,900

M3749

$149,000

• Bring your Building ideas

$175,500

• • • •

M3966

M3832

24 acres, beautiful Sunshine Valley Treed lot, very private, easy access NEW Many potential building sites PRICE Hydro & phone lines to property line M3603

$170,000

$179,000

L4009

ICE

M3886

M4004

M3931

M3906

• • • •

Lovely getaway acreage! Great views of Stump Lake Easy access to the highway Water system & power to lot line

$205,000

$212,000

$179,000

M3969

$184,500

M3998

$187,950

M3958

• Sunvalley Court-2 BR, 2 Bth T/ home • End unit-includes all appliances • 24 hour notice required

$194,000

M3741

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Completely Replumbed New HW tank 3 Bed, 2 Bath rancher Appliances included

$39,900

• Collect rental income from both

• Nice 3 Bedroom rancher • Close to school & shopping • Separate living & family room • 16x20 detached garage

• Located on nice quiet street • 5 Bed, 3 bath incl. ensuite • Granite countertops, Central air • Tile & laminate flooring, 5 Appl.

• Location! Location! Location! • 4 bed, 2 bath family home • Updated windows/ furnace • All appliances included

• Very nice 4 BR, 2 Bth family home • New furnace, roof and gutters • Updated main Bth- Private backyard

$209,000

$210,000

$230,000

$239,000

$244,900

$259,000

$264,900

$199,000

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• 2 single family homes on Lrg lots

M3947

L3978

M3995

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M3981

M4007

M3945

• 2 bdrm bungalow in popular strata • No kids, no rentals & self managed • New roof, carpet & paint

$269,000

M3834

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M3844

• Immaculate, In great park in Merritt • Bright & Open design w/ Skylights • 2 BD, Sundeck, Garden shed incl

$79,900

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M3885

COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES

• Hobby Farm 1.79 acres • 1500 sq.ft/ floor, wheelchair access • 3 bdrm, 2 bath home • Top floor, 1 office, mini kitch & Bth • 5 stallbarn, hay shed, poultry pens • Backyard fenced, Ramps both • Many fruit trees, lge veg. garden. sides M4017

$275,000

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M3903

• Deluxe Bare land strata • 2 bed, 2 bath rancher • New roof in 2010 • C/air, C/vac & much more!

• Year round residence • 4 bed, 2 bath main home • 2 acres private lot w/ extra’s • Guest cottage w/ tons of parking

• New roof, recent H/W & Boiler • 5 BR, 3 Bath main part of home • + 2 BR suite at ground level • Mstr BR, ensuite has jetted tub

• Beautifully updated • 2900 sq ft 3 bed family home • Lrg covered deck, fully fenced • Awesome family home

• Family home 4 BR, 3 Bath • Plus 2 bedroom suite • Rear deck with BBQ hookup • Family area, cul-de-sac street

• Large 7 BR, 4 ½ bath home

$282,000

$289,000

$289,000

$297,900

$325,000

$329,000

M3999

M3946

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M3984

L4008

M3961

• Potential legal suite • Plus In-law suite on main M3862

• Lrg 4 BR, 3 bath family home + • 2 bedroom suite, own laundry • Skylights, A/C, U/G sprinklers • Oversized double garage

$327,000

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• Approx 15 acres of prime dev. prop • Current zoning I3 w/portion in ALR • Subdivision potential

$499,000

• Immaculate 3 bed plus den • Motivated-Quick possession • Quality appl.-amazing Kitch • C/Air, Gas F/P, U/G sprinklers

• New amazing 3 BR, 2 bath • Rancher w/ Amazing kitchen • 9 ft ceiling, large bright design

• Beautiful sprawling rancher • Nicola River frontage • Mature shade trees • Located in quiet cul-de-sac

$332,000

$334,000 Inc GST

$349,000

M3989

M3848

L3980

M3929

M3974

M3889

• 9.62 property, fenced pasture

• Beautiful 5 BR family home • 4 Bath, ensuite w/ jetted tub • 2 bedroom in-law suite • 2 Covered decks

• Bright open design • Great views, 5 acre parcel • In-law suite w/ wood stove • Great well 60 us gpm

$399,000

$399,888

$429,000

• Riverfront Acreage • Modular home, 3 BR, 2 Bth M3857

M3972

M3913

• Updated, one level home

• 9 ft. ceilings, large bright design.

• Near Mamette Lake

• Full unfinished basement

$365,000

M3801

$364,000 Inc GST

M3847

• Desirable bungalow! • 3 bedrooms, 2 bath • Private backyard w/ pool • Full basement w/ dbl carport

• Quality built, 4 bed, 3 bath • Open design- C/air, C/vac • H/E Pacific Energy wood stove • Fully fenced, U/G sprinklers

• Beautiful home with custom kitchen • 4 Plex – Investors, lots of parking

$370,000

$374,900

$375,000

M3930

• One of Merritt’s finest • residential neighborhoods! • Immaculately maintained • Gorgeous panoramic views

• Most incredible view, 3 BR hse

M3994

M3993

$435,000

M3996

• 10 acres of privacy, great views

• 8+ acres, barn & water license

• 5 km west & south of Merritt • 1600 sq ft. 3 bedroom home • 10 acre parcel, 4-5 acres of hay • On a maintained road

$449,000

$449,000

$465,000

• Shop w/ 1 BR apt & 18’ ceilings M3985

(R)

M3977

Royal Lepage Realtors are trained to provide valuable assistance to Buyers in the following areas:

M3884

Creek flows through entire acreage Perfect location near Tunkwa Lake 153 acres of Farm land See new listings in lots and acreage

$358,000

• New amazing 3 BR, 2 bath

• Attached garage with guest room

• 4 Lrg Suites, Close to D/Town • Double Lot, Great Location

with a 3 piece bath

L3873

M4019

$388,000

M3863

• One of a kind in downtown • Potential dev. opportunities • Bring your building plans

$85,000

Build your dream home 1 of Logan Lakes best lots 30 min drive to Kamloops shopping mall Invest today in a fast growing community

$44,000

• Most amazing views, huge shop

M3728

26 Country acreage Natural grasslands & slight hills Water table with 2 ponds 2 acre leveled area, ready for home

$329,000

• • • •

Start planning for your retirement 40 acres with flowing creek Enjoy the great outdoors Minutes from friendly Logan Lake

$198,500

M3950

• Large cottage w/loft • 2 acres, fully fenced • Huge deck w/lovely Lk view • Year round recreation

• Great Buy! Below assessed Value

M3940

247’ lake front w/ winding trail to site Great views of the valley & water below Community water in place, power @ lot line Easy access off hwy & quiet enjoyment

• • • •

• Sunny lot on Calcite drive • Great Investment & views • Water, gas & sewer to lot line

• • • •

$181,000

L3979

• Beautiful Heritage Charmer • 3 BD,2 Bth, shop & RV parking • U/G sprinklers for amazing gardens • A/C & security system

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$43,000

$176,000

• Immaculate 2 Bdrm rancher • Cute as a button! • Gardener’s paradise • 1 car detached garage

• Nice 3 Bedroom Rancher • with finished basement • Many extra rooms, plus ensuite • Lrg Bedrooms- open design • Wonderful gardens & green space • Large fenced yard

• Quick possession! • 4 bed, 3 bath family home • Fresh paint, some new flooring • Lrg sundeck, landscaped yard

• 3 Bed, 2 ½ Bath townhouse • Gas fireplace in living room • Separate dinning & kitch nook • Nice kitchen cabinets

$269,000

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• • • •

Spectacular Sunshine Valley! Special 9.9+ acre property Pristine views of Nicola River Build your Future

$249,000

M3898

• Fishing,Hiking,water sports & more

• All new fencing, Creek and more

$195,000

$169,000

• Very large 2 bedroom rancher

• Phase 1 of Nicola Lakeshore Estates

• 20 acres, 9 km from Merritt

• • • •

M3852

• Immaculate, move-in ready • 2 BR, 2 Bath adult townhome • New paint throughout • Nice backyard patio

• Amazing Lake view lots

• Seclusion, privacy, off-grid living

$199,000

$169,000

PR W E N

• Backs on to Crown Land M4003

SOLD

M3827

• Bring your building ideas

• Beautiful southern views

Amazing waterfront .76 acre lot Located in a desirable area in a quiet cul-de-sac Around 260 ft of River frontage

M3983

• Cozy 2 BD Rancher, fenced back yard • Wood stove, metal shed & Shop • Front yard has Garlic and Herb bed

M3909

• 26+ acre parcel of land

• Absolutely lovely 2+ acres

• • • •

$167,000

• Nice 3 BR, 2 full baths, half duplex • 1 car attached garage & fenced yard • New roof ’07, Large Master BR.

• Peace and tranquility

• 26+ acre parcel

$155,000

• 5 Bed , 3 Bath home • Currently set up as duplex • Back unit has 2 Bedrooms • Comes with appl. in both suites

• Amazing Panoramic views • 4 bed, 3 bath- 8 years new • Vaulted ceilings, C/Air, C/vac • 9.91 acres- Totally fenced

• Main floor has vaulted ceiling • 10 acres and 2500 sq.ft barn

• Wonderful Bench home • 4 level split, 5 bed, 3 bath • Security system, C/air • And much much more!!!

$499,900

$519,000

$529,900

M3991

• Mstr BR w/ Ensuite & W/I closet M3883

M4000

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• Custom Built 3 BR, 2bath home • 22x22 garage, 50x50 kennel. M3870

• • • •

Horses welcome – 9.88 acres Very nice 3 bed 2 bath home Bright open design w/vaulted ceilings Totally private/fenced & cross fenced

$485,000

M4016

• Private 10 acres, 2 storey home • 3 bedroom, 2 ½ baths • 26x30 wired, heated shop

$489,000

M3937

HE CACEEK CR

• Well known location • Insurance office across the lane • Adjacent to city’s only Drycleaners

$85,900

M3935

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• Log home/Hobby farm • Creek runs thru property • Farm Equipment included • Approx. 9 acres in hay

$539,000

M3942

• Home trades will be considered

• Custom Post & Beam Home • Stunning views on 21 +/- acres • Custom built maple cabinets & more!

$545,000

$599,000

• Amazing 5 bedroom + den home • Quality built and finished M3943

M3941

M3879

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• 160 acres of privacy

• 160 acres w/opportunities

• Endless trails, this land is fenced

• Water license available

• 10 kms from paved highway

• Recreational/ farm potential

• Awesome waterfront property • 3 BR home, new roof & floors • 7 stall barn, 2-16x24 cabins • Water rights on Nicola River

$599,000

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• No stairs! • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms • Main floor apartment • Many updates

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$105,000

M3970

M4015

M4002

$195,000

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M3896

Custom built red cedar home 0.24 acre lot Large master bedroom with ensuite Main floor laundry, walk-out basement

$309,000

M4014

$258,000

M3806

• Enjoy drinks at the wet bar! • Custom built cedar home • 3 BR w/ walk in closet, • Sunny kitchen & hobby room

$309,900

M3975

$799,000

M3876

• Utopia in the Sunshine Valley! • 38+ acres of Riverfront property • 4 BR, in floor heat, 9 ft ceilings • Beautiful views and mature gardens

$1,350,000

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M3990

E MIL H HIG

• Great starter or investment, 5BR • New kitch, baths, flring throughout • New H/E furnace, a/c, roof, windows

• Famous Mile high Resort • Attractive, cozy & affordable • Wood stove & open floor plan • Start planning for the good life!

• Luxurious 3 BR Custom Log Home • Laundry on main, Games room/ more • Resort style Atmosphere

$235,000

$199,900

$287,000

$349,000

M3817

• • • •

M3808

There’s no place like home! 3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms Newer, roof, furnace & H/W tank Private back yard onto greenbelt

$259,000

M3959

• Outstanding views, lots of privacy • Nearly 20 acres,all new fencing • 3 BR, 2 Bath Home, Move-in ready!

$349,000

M4006

M3894

LOGAN LAKE, BC

• Immaculate 2BR, 2Bth, super suite • Lrg dining area, Elegant kitchen • Strata fee inc, heat, hot water, cable.

$115,000

M3818

• 2 BR, 2 Bath Manufactured home • Open floor plan offers casual living • Skylights & upgraded appliances

• Starting out, over or renting out

$137,000

$142,000

M3904

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• Spacious 4 bdrm home • 4 BR, 3 Bath home with inlaw suite • Family neighborhood, awesome • New Lam. floors, C/vac & gas FP deck • Storage sheds and double car • Huge Jacuzzi tub & pool table garage

• 44 +/- private acres w/ creek • 2530 sq.ft. rancher, 26x36 log barn • 20x40 RV,70x140 arena,36x40 shop

• New windows, siding, roof, h/w tank • New kitchen, floors & electrical • Solarium off dining room

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• 1 or 2 BR Condo on first floor • Newer Kitch w/ pull out pantry • You will love the French doors & • The newer Bathroom

$725,000

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• 80 acre horse farm • 160 acre ranch • 2 large ranch houses,44x96 • 4500 Sq.ft. Linwood home barn • 40x40 wired, Insul, heated shop • 130x220 riding arena

• Locally managed 11 unit building • Main floor has laundry hookups • U/G sprinklers, good tenant base • Corner store half a block away

M3881

$192,700

M4005

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• 2 lots for the price of 1 • 4 bdrms, 2 bathrooms M4010

• 2,630 sq. ft Log home on 2.15 acres • 6 bedrooms, 2 1/2 Bathrooms • W/out basement, sundeck and more!

$349,900

L3926

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• Great starter or retirement home

$259,900

• Pet friendly 3 bed home • Renovated 3 BR M.H, new roof • New roof, flooring & more! • Private backyard • New windows, furnace & electric • Backs onto Greenbelt

M3952

• French doors, wrap around deck • Open concept with vaulted ceilings • Quiet location surrounded by newer homes

$274,900

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One level rancher! 3 Bdrms, 3 full bathrooms on 2.24 Acres Laundry on main floor Extra large room with own entrance perfect for a home business. M4012 $279,000 M4013

• Live in Luxury!! • 4 Br, 3000+ sq ft home • His and hers walk in closets • Central A/C, Central Vac.

$479,888

M3971

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Cents still searching for consistency Winning streak comes to an end with a pair of weekend losses By Ian Webster THE HERALD

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Cents head coach Luke Pierce selected to lead Team Canada West in World Junior A Challenge Prospects Game By Ian Webster THE HERALD

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The accolades keep coming for Merritt Centennials head coach Luke Pierce. On the heels of last season’s selection as the BCHL Interior Division’s Coach of the Year, Pierce has been chosen by the Canadian Junior Hockey League to coach the Canada West prospects team at the 2013 World Junior A Challenge in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia in November. “[The CJHL] talked to me three weeks ago about the coaching position,” Pierce said. “I talked to my family and the team, and came to the conclusion that it would be a great opportunity.”

Pierce’s duties actually begin next week. “I’m gone to Calgary from Oct. 25 - 30 for the Canada West selection camp. I did that last year. It’ll be most of the younger, draft-eligible kids from that camp that will make up the prospects team. “I’ll fly home for a week, then fly to Yarmouth on November 6th or 7th. The prospects games are on the 8th and 9th. I’ll fly home again on the 10th.” Pierce is hoping that as many as three of this year’s Centennials players will be invited to the evaluation camp in Calgary. Last year, Dane Birks attended and was chosen to play for Canada West in the prospects game.

BCHL STANDINGS to Oct. 16 INTERIOR DIVISION Team

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Just when it looked like the 2013-14 edition of the Merritt Centennials had things figured out, the big “c” word reared its ugly head again. After running their modest winning streak to four games with a solid 4-1 victory over the visiting Prince George Spruce Kings last Thursday, the Cents pancaked on the weekend — demonstrating a number of bad habits in losing 3-1 to the Warriors in West Kelowna on Friday, then 4-2 to a road-weary Coquitlam Express team on Saturday. While the Spruce Kings might want to blame bus legs for their dismal start on Thursday — they fell behind 3-0 before the game was 23 minutes old and were outshot 27-18 through two periods — the bottom line was the Centennials were good. They were moving their feet, executing and working at both ends of the ice. “Top to bottom, it

The Merritt Centennials’ Peyton Schaefer (18) had an excellent game on Saturday against the Coquitlam Express, filling in for the injured Dylan Bowen and Tyler Martin on defence. Despite Schaefer’s strong performance, the Cents fell to the Express, 4-2. Ian Webster/Herald

was onee of our best games,” Cents head coach and GM Luke Pierce said. The red-hot Sebastien Pare scored twice for the Cents while both Adam Tracey and Dane Birks picked up their first goals of the season. Goaltender Connor Lecouvee turned aside 27 of 28 shots for his fourth win in a Cents’ uniform. In all fairness to Merritt, Friday’s game against West Kelowna

was very winnable — if it weren’t for special teams play. On a night when the Cents outshot the Warriors 37-26 and had a ton of good chances, the bottom line was the Warriors scored twice on four powerplay opportunities while the Centennials went zerofor-six. “We were a bit slow out of the gate,” Pierce said, “but from the second period on, I thought that we were equal or better than them. They

Icebreaker and Parents Weekend kicks off Friday A big, warm Nicola Valley welcome is extended to all the parents and other family members of Merritt Centennials’ players who will be descending upon our community for the annual Parents Weekend. The families will

be coming from across North America — from as far away as New York State, Michigan, California, Alberta and many parts of British Columbia. The weekend fun begins with Friday night’s home game against the Salmon

Arm Silverbacks and concludes with another home encounter — versus the Trail Smoke Eaters on Sunday afternoon. The players’ parents will be formally introduced to Merritt residents and Cents’ fans during the first intermission of Friday’s game.

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auction, and outstanding entertainment by comedic hypnotist Gavin Hooper, the Master of Imagination. Tickets for the Ice Breaker are still available and may be purchased at the Cents Marketing Office, located at 2058 Granite Ave.

vs. Salmon Arm Silverbacks Friday, October 18 - 7:30 pm

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On Saturday, Cents’ players and family members, team personnel and supporters will converge on the Civic Centre for the 19th annual Ice Breaker gala. The evening will feature a delicious dinner put on by the Centennials Booster Club, a casino and silent

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have a very good power play.” Gavin Gould scored Merritt’s lone goal against the Warriors late in the second period. If Friday’s loss could be blamed on specialteams play, Saturday’s defeat at the hands of the Express had everything to do with a downright awful start — a problem that has plagued the Cents much of the season. Despite outshooting Coquitlam 15-12 in

the opening 20 minutes (and 39-33 on the night), it was all Express in the early going as they scored the game’s first two goals and owned the puck in the Cents’ end. Merritt’s Diego Cugliatti and newcomer Devin Oakes both scored to keep their team in the hunt, but a late empty-netter by Adam Rockwood sealed an Express win. “I was really disappointed with our first period against Coquitlam,” Pierce said. “We did nothing that we had designed in the game plan. We just weren’t tuned in.” The two weekend losses dropped the Centennials into fifth place in their division, a point behind the Salmon Arm Silverbacks. Merritt was in Penticton last night for a match-up with the Vees. A win could have vaulted the Cents past the ’Backs and to within a point of the third-place Vernon Vipers. This weekend, the Centennials entertain Salmon Arm on Friday (7:30 p.m.) and Trail on Sunday (4 p.m.).

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Bar Bender Classic brings out the bike crowd A SPORT FOR THE AGES Riders from throughout the Pacific Northwest converged on Lower Nicola on the Thanksgiving weekend for the Nicola Valley Dirt Riders’ annual Bar Bender Classic motorcycle races, held 10 kilometres up the Aberdeen Road. (Left) Five-year-old Milano Peloso, from Vancouver, had a blast on Saturday riding the specially constructed peewee course for youngsters. A very successful poker run was also held for older riders. (Right) The Lower Mainland’s Ryan Dey was one of over 100 competitors who took take part in Sunday’s Bar Bender, the final stop in the Pacific Northwest Motorcycle Association’s 18-race series. Expert riders did a very challenging 50-kilometre circuit, while ‘B’ riders completed a 35-kilometre loop. Dey placed second in the Masters class, which was won for the second year in a row by Abbotsford’s Geoff Nelson. “It was a very good weekend,” said NVDRA president and Bar Bender organizer Scott Dearden. “The conditions on Sunday were just about perfect.” Look for complete results from the Bar Bender and more photos from the weekend in next Thursday’s edition of the Merritt Herald. Ian Webster/Herald

Merritt Stock Car Association BILL JOHN MEMORIAL RACE RESULTS Merritt Speedway - October 12-13 Saturday

Sunday

#94 Wayne Godwin, 19.801 sec. #09 Bill Fader, 20.051 sec. #28 Murray Jones, 18.840 sec. #06 Kirk Frost, 17.640 sec.

#94 Wayne Goodwin, 18.577 sec. #09 Bill Fader, 19.686 sec. #28 Murray Jones, 18.367 sec. #44 Grant Powers, 18.146 sec.

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#94 Wayne Goodwin #06 Jessie Bridge #88 Brandon Cholette #01 Jim Fader #28 Murray Jones #44 Grant Powers #11 Darrin Metcalf #43 Dennis Smith

#66 Troy Cheyne #04 Peter Chick #23 Jason Schapansky #72 Jim Gillis #28 Murray Jones #44 Grant Powers #06 Kirk Frost #99 Amy Parsons

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#49 Alexander Thorley #04 Peter Chick #72 Jim Gillis #28 Murray Jones #42 Jack Goddyn #09 Larry Ruttan

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HEATED ACTION (Above) Prince George’s Grant Powers (44) and Darrin Metcalf from Midway (11X) battled it out in the Hobby class on the final weekend of racing at the Merritt Speedway. Powers picked up his seventh and eighth consecutive main event wins this season to go with a pair of dash victories, while Metcalf had one dash and one heat win on Saturday. (Below) Following Sunday’s Hobby main event, Powers (in the middle) is joined on victory row by (from left) third place Jake Mills from Surrey, trophy girl Lauren Steel and runnerup Metcalf. Ian Webster/Herald

MINOR HOCKEY REPORT

ÜBER PUCK STOPPER Merritt’s Mack Stead, in action above against South Okanagan on Saturday has been outstanding in net for his bantam rep team. Ian Webster/Herald

Bantam Rep

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Merritt’s Murray GM bantam reps improved their season record to 5-1-1 with a pair of weekend victories. On Saturday, the Jr. Cents came back from a two-goal deficit to defeat South Okanagan 8-6 on home ice. Merritt goal scorers were Cameron St. Louis, Sunil Sahota and Eric Lalonde (two each), Anthony Tulliani and Kaelen Lester. Sunday, the Jr. Cents traveled to Vernon and came away with a 5-1 win over the Vipers. Travis Sterling netted a pair for the Merritt bantams, with singles coming from Tulliani, Sahota and Noah Racine. Goaltender Mack Stead continued to sparkle in net, picking up both wins. “Ours is a hard-working team that just doesn’t quit or lay down for anyone,” said head coach Wayne MacDonald. “They’re fun to watch.”

The Fountain Tire atoms traveled to Winfield for their first tournament of the season. They managed a 3-1-1 record in their five games and won the third-place bronze medal. Wins for the Merritt atoms came against Winfield twice (5-2, 8-2), and Kelowna (9-4) while the tie was in their opening game against Surrey (5-5). The team’s only weekend loss was to the Kelowna peewee ‘A’ girls team (4-2). Scorers for the Merritt atoms on the weekend were Max Graham (12), Breanna Ouellet (7), Sajjin Lali and Matthew Newman (three each), and Robert Sterling and Caleb Brackett (two apiece). Bryce Garcia and Carson Lang shared netminding duties for the Merritt atom Jr. Cents all weekend. The team is coached by John Graham.

Home Games This Weekend (all at the Nicola Valley Arena)

Saturday 8:15 Novice Red vs. Novice White 10:00 Atom House vs. Logan Lake 1:30 Jr. Girls vs. Lillooet 3:15 Midget Rep vs. Vernon 5:45 Midget House Team 1 vs. Team 2 Sunday 10:15 Jr. Girls vs. Kelowna 12:00 Midget Rep vs. Chase


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WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE NICOLA VALLEY Have an event we should know about? Tell us by calling 250-378-4241 or emailing production@merrittherald.com FOOD BANK The Nicola Valley Winter Outerwear Program is now open for the month of October. Anyone needing extra cold weather clothing is encouraged to attend. Located at 2059 Garcia St. and open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Donations also accepted.

NICOLA NATURALIST SOCIETY MEETING “Photographing Nature in BC” with Ian Routley. Dr. Ian Routley is a family physician from Lillooet and one of BC’s best wildlife photographers. He is also an ardent conservationist and nature expert. Thursday, Oct., 17 PM at NVIT Theatre. Membership or donation requested. More information: www. nicolanaturalists.ca

gardening advice, tips and tricks to be put into the community garden resource guide called “Seeds of Wisdom”. This guide will be used to help newer generations of gardeners in their efforts to grow their food and further promote a sustainable food source in the Nicola Valley. For more information, please call Sandy at 250-315-7263.

ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION #96 Merritt Oldtime Fiddlers will be jamming at the Legion on Friday evening, October 18. Come down for a burger, listen and dance to some good music.

SENIORS GARDEN PARTY: Friday, Oct. 18 from 1-3 pm at the Seniors Centre (on Coldwater behind Coopers Foods). There will be light refreshments, a video clip from the first year of the Nicola Valley Community Garden and a contest! Each senior is encouraged to wear their best decorated garden hat and glove ensemble and model it for prizes at the party. In addition, members of the NV Community Garden Society will be on hand to discuss the garden and ‘glean’ from our seniors, some of their best

TRINITY UNITED CHURCH Rummage Sale Friday and Saturday Oct. 18 and 19th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Clothing and small household items available. Good time to pick up items for your Halloween costumes. 1899 Quilchena Ave.

MERRITT ARMY CADETS Merritt Army cadets are looking for parent volunteers

& officers. Our nonprofit organization has been running for 93 years. If you would like to help out, please contact Lynn Henville or Angele Grenier at 250-378-9485.

invited. For more info call 250-378-4664 or 250-378-3910.

NICOLA VALLEY FILM SOCIETY Next screening is on Monday, Oct. 21, with film titled, “The Sapphires” at the NVIT lecture theatre at 7:30 p.m. Rated: PG Free Parking. No food or drinks allowed in the theatre. Tickets at the door.

LOWER NICOLA COMMUNITY HALL Craft & Bake Sale, Saturday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everyone welcome. Reserve your table by calling 250378-7266 or 250-3784717

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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.

THE CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAUGE “Catch the Fire” Workshop. It’s a colourful exciting way to find out about the C.W.L. on life issues. Saturday, October 19th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Catholic Church Hall. Please bring a bag lunch. Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided. All ladies of the community are

2990 Voght St. • 250-378-2911 Service Time: Sundays 10:30 a.m.

Merritt Baptist Church 2499 Coutlee Ave. (Corner of Coutlee and Orme) • 250-378-2464 Service Time/ Sunday School: Sunday 10:30 a.m.

Merritt Lutheran Fellowship in St. Michael's Church • 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 ELKS AND ROYAL PURPLE Christmas Craft & Bake Sale at the Elks Hall. Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch available. To book a table, call

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

Seventh Day Adventist Church 2190 Granite Ave. • 250-378-4061 Service Time: Saturdays 11:00 a.m.

St. Michael’s Anglican Church 1990 Chapman St. • 250-378-3772 Service Time: Sundays 10:00 a.m.

Trinity United Church Corner of Quilchena & Chapman • 250-378-5735 Service Time: Sundays 10:00 a.m.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Brownies Mondays 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Central School - 250-315-7410 Canadian Diabetes Association Once a month, 7 - 9 p.m. Trinity United Church Hall. Call Eva 250-378-2897 or Gerry at 250-378-3716 CMHA - Merritt Clubhouse Fireside Center 2026 Granite Ave. Wed/Fri 9 am - 2:30 pm Shirley 250-378-5660 Central School Pac First Tuesday 7 p.m. Lunchroom - 250-378-4892 Celebrate Recovery Mondays 7 p.m. New Life Fellowship, 1938 Quilchena Ave. 250-378-4534 Community Choir Mondays 7 p.m. Fall to Spring Collettville Elementary 250-378-9899 Court Whist - Fun Game Wednesdays 7 p.m. at the Seniors Centre 250-378-2776

Drop-In Soccer Tuesdays & Thursdays: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Girls & Boys 16+ welcome 250-378-2530 Drop-In Volleyball Mondays 7 - 9 p.m. CMS. 250-378-6212. Girl Guides Wednesdays 5:30 -7:00 p.m. Central School - 250-9368298 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: 250-378-6109 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 250-3789788 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 250-378-9509 Merritt Moms Prenatal Post Natal Support group. Monday - Friday - 8:30 a.m. 250-378-2252 Merritt Mountain Biking Assoc. Wednesdays 6 p.m. - ride E: merrittbiking@yahoo.ca T: #merrittbiking Navy League Cadets of Canada Wednesdays 6 - 9 p.m. Cadet Hall - Ages 9-13 welcome 250-280-6944 Merritt Snowmobile Club Second Tuesday 7 p.m. Civic Centre 250-315-1082 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 - 250-378-6266 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 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 250-378-4904

N.V. Heritage Society Last Wednesday - Baillie House 250-378-0349 N.V. Quilters Guild First & Third Thursdays Civic Centre 7 p.m. 250-378-4172 N.V. Search & Rescue Second Monday 7 p.m. at the airport - 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, 250-378-2536 One Way Krew Youth Group Tuesdays 7 - 8:30 p.m. Crossroads Community Church - 250-378-2911 Pathfinders Mondays 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Central School 250-936-8298 Patricia Rebekah Lodge Second & Fourth Mondays at 7 p.m. Lawn Bowling Club

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Sparks Mondays 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Central School - 250-3157410 Teen Centre Mondays & Fridays 3:30 - 7:30 p.m. 250-378-4878 Toastmasters Club 3929 Tuesdays 5 p.m. at the Merritt Library 250-378-5855 24U First & Third Tuesdays 2 p.m. at the Hospice Society - Sue 250-378-2717 or Bonnie 250-315-0179 Valley Scrapbooking 250-936-8298 Valley Visual Artists General club information Fran McMurchy 250-378-4230 Vintage Car Club - Merritt Second Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Ska-Lu-La Workshop Al - 250-378-7402 Ted - 250378-4195

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BEULAH JEWEL FLORENCE RUSSELL Jan. 26, 1933 - Oct. 14, 2013 It is with great sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of Beulah, at Nicola Valley Hospital in Merritt B.C. with her husband Al by her side. Beulah was born to Mary and Everett Noland in Deville, Alberta. She moved to British Columbia as a young child and made it her home. Merritt being her primary home since 1974. Beulah is predeceased by her parents Mary and Everett Noland, her son Wade and sister Clara Boyle. She is survived by loving husband Al Russell, siblings Grace (Henry), Betty (Gerry), Bob (Sharon), her children Howard (Dawn), Shannon (Derwent), Reece (Shirley), Nolan (Brenda), her grandchildren Everett (Kim), Mary (Alex), Neil, Wade (Sheri), Kristy (Wayne), Ryan (Curtis), Justine, Nadine (Glen), Jonathan, Veronica and her great-grandchildren Dalton, Brody, Jake, Cole, Ty, Eric, Anthony, Dawson, Caius, and Kaitlyn. As well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. Beulah (Grandma Boo) will always and forever be remembered for her zest for life and her love for her ever growing family. She had numerous passions some of which were her endless travels, tole painting, card playing and her kitchen table “ tea and talks”! Please join family and friends for a celebration of her life at the Crossroads Community Church, Friday, October 18, 2013 at 1pm.

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GORDON BANCROFT Mr. Gordon William Bancroft passed away peacefully on October 7, 2013 at the age of 84 years. He will be sadly missed by family and friends. Should friends desire, donations to the B.C. Lung Association may be made in memory of Gordon. No formal service by his request. Arrangements entrusted to Merritt Funeral Chapel.

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May y 21, 1918 - October 12, 2013 It is with much sadness we announce that Herb died Saturday morning October 12, 2013. He was born in Nakusp, BC the seventh of ten children born to Mary Hannah and Robert Haslam Baird. Herb was a WW II veteran 1941 -1945 serving overseas. He was a longtime member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #53 in Duncan, BC as well as PastPresident of Branch #96 in Merritt, BC. He was a loving husband to Belle and a much loved father to daughters Heather (Art) Rendell and Ann (Jack) Thomson. Herb leaves to mourn six grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, his siblings Marion Henke and Ernest Baird and several nieces and nephews. Many thanks to the staff at Cairnsmore Place in Duncan for PART-TIME CASHIER CLERK their kindness to Herb while in their care. required for Saturdays and some weekdays plus holiday coverage. Approx. 18 No service by request.

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NOTICE OF ALTERNATIVE APPROVAL PROCESS OPPORTUNITY REGARDING â&#x20AC;&#x153;Central Park Improvements â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Upgrades to the washrooms and construction of a lacrosse box City of Merritt Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2150, 2013â&#x20AC;? Elector response forms may be obtained at the Merritt City Hall, 2185 Voght Street, Merritt or on the Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website www.merritt.ca . Completed forms must be dropped off at the City Hall or delivered to the Deputy Corporate OfĂ&#x20AC;cerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s OfĂ&#x20AC;ce, City of Merritt, 2185 Voght Street, Merritt, B.C., V1K 1B8, by 4:30 pm on Monday, November 25, 2013. Pursuant to Section 86 of the Community Charter, the City of Merritt is proposing to seek the assent of the electors of the City of Merritt by an alternative approval process. This alternative approval process applies to the entire City of Merritt. The question before the electors is whether they are opposed to Merritt City Council adopting â&#x20AC;&#x153;Central Park Improvements â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Upgrades to the washrooms and construction of a lacrosse box City of Merritt Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2150, 2013â&#x20AC;? (a bylaw to pay for upgrades to the washrooms and construct a lacrosse box at Central Park), without Ă&#x20AC;rst obtaining the assent of the electors by voting. The proposed bylaw authorizes City Council to borrow for the stated purpose by way of debentures a sum not exceeding Six Hundred and Ninety-Eight Thousand Dollars ($698,000) repayable not later than twenty (20) years from the date of issue of such debentures. The number of eligible electors in the City of Merritt is estimated to be 5,000. Council may proceed with adoption of Bylaw No. 2150, 2013 unless, by the deadline set out below, at least 10% (500) of the estimated number of electors of the City of Merritt sign an alternative approval process elector response form indicating that Council may not proceed with adoption of the bylaw without Ă&#x20AC;rst receiving the assent of the electors by voting. INSTRUCTIONS: â&#x20AC;˘ If you are opposed to the adoption of the bylaw without it Ă&#x20AC;rst receiving assent of the electors by voting, you may sign an alternative approval process elector response form. â&#x20AC;˘ If you are not opposed to the adoption of the bylaw, you need do nothing. â&#x20AC;˘ Alternative approval process elector response forms will be accepted only if they are in the form established by the Council of the City of Merritt. The forms are available at the Merritt City Hall, 2185 Voght Street, Merritt or on the Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website www.merritt.ca . Alternative approval process elector response forms must be submitted to the Deputy Corporate OfĂ&#x20AC;cer, City of Merritt, 2185 Voght Street, Merritt, B.C. V1K 1B8. The deadline for submission of signed forms is on or before 4:30 pm on Monday, November 25, 2013. â&#x20AC;˘ Accurate copies of the elector response form may be made and used for signing. â&#x20AC;˘ A person may not sign an elector response form more than once. â&#x20AC;˘ A person who is not an elector of the City of Merritt must not sign the elector response form. â&#x20AC;˘ A person may not withdraw his or her name from an elector response form after 4:30 pm on Monday, November 25, 2013. â&#x20AC;˘ The name and residential address of the person signing must be included in this elector response form, and if applicable, also the address of the property in relation to which the person is entitled to register as a non-resident property elector. To sign an alternative approval process elector response form you MUST meet the following criteria for either a Resident Elector OR a Non-resident (Property) Elector in the City of Merritt: Resident Electors: â&#x20AC;˘ Must be eighteen years of age or older; â&#x20AC;˘ Must be a Canadian citizen; â&#x20AC;˘ Must have been a resident of British Columbia for at least six months immediately before the day the response form is signed; â&#x20AC;˘ Must have been a resident of the City of Merritt for at least 30 days immediately before the day the response form is signed; and â&#x20AC;˘ Must not be disqualiĂ&#x20AC;ed by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or be otherwise disqualiĂ&#x20AC;ed by law. Non-Resident Electors: â&#x20AC;˘ Must NOT qualify as a Resident Elector of the City of Merritt; â&#x20AC;˘ Must be eighteen years of age or older; â&#x20AC;˘ Must be a Canadian citizen; â&#x20AC;˘ Must have been a resident of British Columbia for at least six months immediately before the day the response form is signed; â&#x20AC;˘ Must have been the registered owner of real property in the City of Merritt for at least 30 days immediately before the day the response form is signed; â&#x20AC;˘ Must not be disqualiĂ&#x20AC;ed by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or be otherwise disqualiĂ&#x20AC;ed by law; â&#x20AC;˘ If there is more than one registered owner of the property, only one of those individuals may register as a non-resident property elector and only with the written consent of the majority of the owners; and NOTE: A person must not sign any alternative approval process elector response form more than once and may not withdraw his or her name from the alternative approval process elector response form after the deadline for submission of the elector response forms has passed.

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NOTICE OF ALTERNATIVE APPROVAL PROCESS OPPORTUNITY REGARDING â&#x20AC;&#x153;2013 Asphalt Project City of Merritt Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2151, 2013â&#x20AC;? Elector response forms may be obtained at the Merritt City Hall, 2185 Voght Street, Merritt or on the Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website www.merritt.ca . Completed forms must be dropped off at the City Hall or delivered to the Deputy Corporate OfĂ&#x20AC;cerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s OfĂ&#x20AC;ce, City of Merritt, 2185 Voght Street, Merritt, B.C., V1K 1B8, by 4:30 pm on Monday, November 25, 2013.. Pursuant to Section 86 of the Community Charter, the City of Merritt is proposing to seek the assent of the electors of the City of Merritt by an alternative approval process. This alternative approval process applies to the entire City of Merritt. The question before the electors is whether they are opposed to Merritt City Council adopting â&#x20AC;&#x153;2013 Asphalt Project City of Merritt Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2151, 2013â&#x20AC;? (a bylaw to pay for certain speciĂ&#x20AC;c roadsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; rehabilitation and repaving), without Ă&#x20AC;rst obtaining the assent of the electors by voting. The proposed bylaw authorizes City Council to borrow for the stated purpose by way of debentures a sum not exceeding Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars ($350,000) repayable not later than twenty (20) years from the date of issue of such debentures. The number of eligible electors in the City of Merritt is estimated to be 5,000. Council may proceed with adoption of Bylaw No. 2151, 2013 unless, by the deadline set out below, at least 10% (500) of the estimated number of electors of the City of Merritt sign an alternative approval process elector response form indicating that Council may not proceed with adoption of the bylaw without Ă&#x20AC;rst receiving the assent of the electors by voting. INSTRUCTIONS: â&#x20AC;˘ If you are opposed to the adoption of the bylaw without it Ă&#x20AC;rst receiving assent of the electors by voting, you may sign an alternative approval process elector response form. â&#x20AC;˘ If you are not opposed to the adoption of the bylaw, you need do nothing. â&#x20AC;˘ Alternative approval process elector response forms will be accepted only if they are in the form established by the Council of the City of Merritt. The forms are available at the Merritt City Hall, 2185 Voght Street, Merritt or on the Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website www.merritt.ca . Alternative approval process elector response forms must be submitted to the Deputy Corporate OfĂ&#x20AC;cer, City of Merritt, 2185 Voght Street, Merritt, B.C. V1K 1B8. The deadline for submission of signed forms is on or before 4:30 pm on Monday, November 25, 2013. â&#x20AC;˘ Accurate copies of the elector response form may be made and used for signing. â&#x20AC;˘ A person may not sign an elector response form more than once. â&#x20AC;˘ A person who is not an elector of the City of Merritt must not sign the elector response form. â&#x20AC;˘ A person may not withdraw his or her name from an elector response form after 4:30 pm on Monday, November 25, 2013. â&#x20AC;˘ The name and residential address of the person signing must be included in this elector response form, and if applicable, also the address of the property in relation to which the person is entitled to register as a non-resident property elector. To sign an alternative approval process elector response form you MUST meet the following criteria for either a Resident Elector OR a Non-resident (Property) Elector in the City of Merritt: Resident Electors: â&#x20AC;˘ Must be eighteen years of age or older; â&#x20AC;˘ Must be a Canadian citizen; â&#x20AC;˘ Must have been a resident of British Columbia for at least six months immediately before the day the response form is signed; â&#x20AC;˘ Must have been a resident of the City of Merritt for at least 30 days immediately before the day the response form is signed; and â&#x20AC;˘ Must not be disqualiĂ&#x20AC;ed by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or be otherwise disqualiĂ&#x20AC;ed by law. Non-Resident Electors: â&#x20AC;˘ Must NOT qualify as a Resident Elector of the City of Merritt; â&#x20AC;˘ Must be eighteen years of age or older; â&#x20AC;˘ Must be a Canadian citizen; â&#x20AC;˘ Must have been a resident of British Columbia for at least six months immediately before the day the response form is signed; â&#x20AC;˘ Must have been the registered owner of real property in the City of Merritt for at least 30 days immediately before the day the response form is signed; â&#x20AC;˘ Must not be disqualiĂ&#x20AC;ed by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or be otherwise disqualiĂ&#x20AC;ed by law; â&#x20AC;˘ If there is more than one registered owner of the property, only one of those individuals may register as a non-resident property elector and only with the written consent of the majority of the owners; and NOTE: A person must not sign any alternative approval process elector response form more than once and may not withdraw his or her name from the alternative approval process elector response form after the deadline for submission of the elector response forms has passed.

The Bylaw and related material is available for public inspection at the Merritt City Hall, 2185 Voght Street, Merritt, B.C., during normal business hours being 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday inclusive (except Statutory Holidays) from October 8, 2013. The materials can also be found on the Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website www.merritt.ca.

The Bylaw and related material is available for public inspection at the Merritt City Hall, 2185 Voght Street, Merritt, B.C., during normal business hours being 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday inclusive (except Statutory Holidays) from October 8, 2013. The materials can also be found on the Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website www.merritt.ca.

The deadline for submitting a signed alternative approval process elector response form, opposing adoption of the bylaw without Ă&#x20AC;rst receiving the assent of the electors by voting, for the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Central Park Improvements â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Upgrades to the washrooms and construction of a lacrosse box City of Merritt Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2150, 2013â&#x20AC;? is on or before 4:30 pm on Monday, November 25, 2013.

The deadline for submitting a signed alternative approval process elector response form, opposing adoption of the bylaw without Ă&#x20AC;rst receiving the assent of the electors by voting, for the â&#x20AC;&#x153;2013 Asphalt Project City of Merritt Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2151, 2013â&#x20AC;? is on or before 4:30 pm on Monday, November 25, 2013.

This is the second of four publications of this Notice. Dated this 17th day of October, 2013. Carole Fraser Deputy Corporate OfĂ&#x20AC;cer, City of Merritt

This is the second of four publications of this Notice. Dated this 17th day of October, 2013. Carole Fraser Deputy Corporate OfĂ&#x20AC;cer, City of Merritt


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Elector response forms may be obtained at the Merritt City Hall, 2185 Voght Street, Merritt or on the City’s website www.merritt.ca . Completed forms must be dropped off at the City Hall or delivered to the Deputy Corporate OfÀcer’s OfÀce, City of Merritt, 2185 Voght Street, Merritt, B.C., V1K 1B8, by 4:30 pm on Monday, November 25, 2013.

Elector response forms may be obtained at the Merritt City Hall, 2185 Voght Street, Merritt or on the City’s website www.merritt.ca . Completed forms must be dropped off at the City Hall or delivered to the Deputy Corporate OfÀcer’s OfÀce, City of Merritt, 2185 Voght Street, Merritt, B.C., V1K 1B8, by 4:30 pm on Monday, November 25, 2013.

Pursuant to Section 86 of the Community Charter, the City of Merritt is proposing to seek the assent of the electors of the City of Merritt by an alternative approval process. This alternative approval process applies to the entire City of Merritt. The question before the electors is whether they are opposed to Merritt City Council adopting “2013 Sidewalk Project City of Merritt Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2152, 2013” (a bylaw to pay for installation of sidewalks, curb and gutter along Nicola Avenue from Blair to Menzies where sidewalks do not currently exist), without Àrst obtaining the assent of the electors by voting.

Pursuant to Section 86 of the Community Charter, the City of Merritt is proposing to seek the assent of the electors of the City of Merritt by an alternative approval process. This alternative approval process applies to the entire City of Merritt. The question before the electors is whether they are opposed to Merritt City Council adopting “2013 Public Works Utility Building City of Merritt Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2153, 2013” (a bylaw to pay for the replacement of the old water works storage building), without Àrst obtaining the assent of the electors by voting.

The number of eligible electors in the City of Merritt is estimated to be 5,000. Council may proceed with adoption of Bylaw No. 2152, 2013 unless, by the deadline set out below, at least 10% (500) of the estimated number of electors of the City of Merritt sign an alternative approval process elector response form indicating that Council may not proceed with adoption of the bylaw without Àrst receiving the assent of the electors by voting. INSTRUCTIONS: • If you are opposed to the adoption of the bylaw without it Àrst receiving assent of the electors by voting, you may sign an alternative approval process elector response form. • If you are not opposed to the adoption of the bylaw, you need do nothing. • Alternative approval process elector response forms will be accepted only if they are in the form established by the Council of the City of Merritt. The forms are available at the Merritt City Hall, 2185 Voght Street, Merritt or on the City’s website www.merritt.ca . Alternative approval process elector response forms must be submitted to the Deputy Corporate OfÀcer, City of Merritt, 2185 Voght Street, Merritt, B.C. V1K 1B8. The deadline for submission of signed forms is on or before 4:30 pm on Monday, November 25, 2013. • Accurate copies of the elector response form may be made and used for signing. • A person may not sign an elector response form more than once. • A person who is not an elector of the City of Merritt must not sign the elector response form. • A person may not withdraw his or her name from an elector response form after 4:30 pm on Monday, November 25, 2013. • The name and residential address of the person signing must be included in this elector response form, and if applicable, also the address of the property in relation to which the person is entitled to register as a non-resident property elector. To sign an alternative approval process elector response form you MUST meet the following criteria for either a Resident Elector OR a Non-resident (Property) Elector in the City of Merritt:

Non - Resident Electors: • Must NOT qualify as a Resident Elector of the City of Merritt; • Must be eighteen years of age or older; • Must be a Canadian citizen; • Must have been a resident of British Columbia for at least six months immediately before the day the response form is signed; • Must have been the registered owner of real property in the City of Merritt for at least 30 days immediately before the day the response form is signed; • Must not be disqualiÀed by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or be otherwise disqualiÀed by law; • If there is more than one registered owner of the property, only one of those individuals may register as a non-resident property elector and only with the written consent of the majority of the owners; and NOTE: A person must not sign any alternative approval process elector response form more than once and may not withdraw his or her name from the alternative approval process elector response form after the deadline for submission of the elector response forms has passed. The Bylaw and related material is available for public inspection at the Merritt City Hall, 2185 Voght Street, Merritt, B.C., during normal business hours being 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday inclusive (except Statutory Holidays) from October 8, 2013. The materials can also be found on the City’s website www.merritt.ca.

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NOTICE OF ALTERNATIVE APPROVAL PROCESS OPPORTUNITY REGARDING “2013 Public Works Utility Building City of Merritt Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2153, 2013”

Resident Electors: • Must be eighteen years of age or older; • Must be a Canadian citizen; • Must have been a resident of British Columbia for at least six months immediately before the day the response form is signed; • Must have been a resident of the City of Merritt for at least 30 days immediately before the day the response form is signed; and • Must not be disqualiÀed by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or be otherwise disqualiÀed by law.

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NOTICE OF ALTERNATIVE APPROVAL PROCESS OPPORTUNITY REGARDING “2013 Sidewalk Project City of Merritt Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2152, 2013”

The proposed bylaw authorizes City Council to borrow for the stated purpose by way of debentures a sum not exceeding Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars ($225,500) repayable not later than twenty (20) years from the date of issue of such debentures.

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The deadline for submitting a signed alternative approval process elector response form, opposing adoption of the bylaw without Àrst receiving the assent of the electors by voting, for the “2013 Sidewalk Project City of Merritt Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2152, 2013” is on or before 4:30 pm on Monday, November 25, 2013. This is the second of four publications of this Notice. Dated this 17th day of October, 2013. Carole Fraser Deputy Corporate OfÀcer, City of Merritt

The proposed bylaw authorizes City Council to borrow for the stated purpose by way of debentures a sum not exceeding Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars ($300,000) repayable not later than twenty (20) years from the date of issue of such debentures. The number of eligible electors in the City of Merritt is estimated to be 5,000. Council may proceed with adoption of Bylaw No. 2153, 2013 unless, by the deadline set out below, at least 10% (500) of the estimated number of electors of the City of Merritt sign an alternative approval process elector response form indicating that Council may not proceed with adoption of the bylaw without Àrst receiving the assent of the electors by voting. INSTRUCTIONS: • If you are opposed to the adoption of the bylaw without it Àrst receiving assent of the electors by voting, you may sign an alternative approval process elector response form. • If you are not opposed to the adoption of the bylaw, you need do nothing. • Alternative approval process elector response forms will be accepted only if they are in the form established by the Council of the City of Merritt. The forms are available at the Merritt City Hall, 2185 Voght Street, Merritt or on the City’s website www.merritt.ca . Alternative approval process elector response forms must be submitted to the Deputy Corporate OfÀcer, City of Merritt, 2185 Voght Street, Merritt, B.C. V1K 1B8. The deadline for submission of signed forms is on or before 4:30 pm on Monday, November 25, 2013. • Accurate copies of the elector response form may be made and used for signing. • A person may not sign an elector response form more than once. • A person who is not an elector of the City of Merritt must not sign the elector response form. • A person may not withdraw his or her name from an elector response form after 4:30 pm on Monday, November 25, 2013. • The name and residential address of the person signing must be included in this elector response form, and if applicable, also the address of the property in relation to which the person is entitled to register as a non-resident property elector. To sign an alternative approval process elector response form you MUST meet the following criteria for either a Resident Elector OR a Non-resident (Property) Elector in the City of Merritt: Resident Electors: • Must be eighteen years of age or older; • Must be a Canadian citizen; • Must have been a resident of British Columbia for at least six months immediately before the day the response form is signed; • Must have been a resident of the City of Merritt for at least 30 days immediately before the day the response form is signed; and • Must not be disqualiÀed by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or be otherwise disqualiÀed by law. Non - Resident Electors: • Must NOT qualify as a Resident Elector of the City of Merritt; • Must be eighteen years of age or older; • Must be a Canadian citizen; • Must have been a resident of British Columbia for at least six months immediately before the day the response form is signed; • Must have been the registered owner of real property in the City of Merritt for at least 30 days immediately before the day the response form is signed; • Must not be disqualiÀed by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or be otherwise disqualiÀed by law; • If there is more than one registered owner of the property, only one of those individuals may register as a non-resident property elector and only with the written consent of the majority of the owners; and NOTE: A person must not sign any alternative approval process elector response form more than once and may not withdraw his or her name from the alternative approval process elector response form after the deadline for submission of the elector response forms has passed. The Bylaw and related material is available for public inspection at the Merritt City Hall, 2185 Voght Street, Merritt, B.C., during normal business hours being 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday inclusive (except Statutory Holidays) from October 8, 2013. The materials can also be found on the City’s website www.merritt.ca. The deadline for submitting a signed alternative approval process elector response form, opposing adoption of the bylaw without Àrst receiving the assent of the electors by voting, for the “2013 Public Works Utility Building City of Merritt Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2153, 2013” is on or before 4:30 pm on Monday, November 25, 2013. This is the second of four publications of this Notice. Dated this 17th day of October, 2013. Carole Fraser Deputy Corporate OfÀcer, City of Merritt


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Merritt Herald - October 17, 2013