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FACE OFF Federal candidates vying for votes in the Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola riding fought for the chance to represent the Nicola Valley at an all-candidates forum, hosted by the Merritt and District Chamber of Commerce, on Oct 8. Incumbent Conservative MP Dan Albas (standing) hopes to secure another term, and is up against five other candidates. STORY /PAGE 3
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HALLOWEEN A SPOOKY GOOD TIME There were games, prizes, cool costumes, a haunted house and — of course — a whole lot of candy at the well attended City of Merritt Spooktacular. The 2017 edition had the best attendance on record with 1,100 people taking part in the annual Halloween event held on Oct. 20. Michael Potestio/Herald
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Rent required Green Party candidate Robert Mellalieu raises his green card to signal he wants to get in on the action regarding pipelines and Canada’s energy future at an all-candidates forum, hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, at NVIT on Oct. 8. Dara Hill/Herald Dara Hill THE MERRITT HERALD
Voters of the Nicola Valley had the chance to hear firsthand what the federal candidates for the Central OkanaganSimilkameen-Nicola riding aim to accomplish. The Merritt and District Chamber of Commerce hosted the all-candidates forum on Oct. 9 at the
Nicola Valley Institute of Technology. Five of the six candidates on the ballot for the riding were in attendance: Dan Albas of the Conservative Party, Mary Ann Murphy of the Liberal Party, Robert Mellalieu of the Green Party, Joan Phillip of the New Democratic Party and Allan Duncan of the People’s Party. Brynn Jones of the Marijuana Party has
recently declared he will be stepping down as a candidate. “I am saddened to announce I have to step out of the election due to unforeseen family issue,” Jones wrote in an email to the Herald. “I will continue to fight for my constituents in my riding and across Canada.” Jesse Regier was recently named the Libertarian Party
of Canada candidate for the riding, but was not present at the all-candidates forum in Merritt. The five candidates declared their views and shared their goals in response to a variety of questions on topics spanning energy, the economy and small business development, forestry, health and dental care, housing, taxation and retirement.
The election will be held on Oct. 21. Advance voting in Merritt is set for Oct. 11, 12, 13 14. For more information, contact Elections Canada online at elections.ca. For a deep dive into the candidates’ views on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project and Canada’s energy future, turn to page 10 for this week’s candidate Q&A.
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The Lower Nicola Indian Band’s newly elected chief is eager to get to work. Stuart Jackson won the LNIB council’s top job by drawing 147 votes in last Saturday’s election, and he intends to hit the ground running. “In general terms, I want to see the band succeed and I want to see the band take advantage of economic opportunities,” he
said. “But our band isn’t just economic-based. We have a lot of people that have a lot of needs. It’s really important to me that we take care of our community, whether you’re a business entrepreneur or someone living on the reserve who needs help.” Jackson’s election marks his return to band politics after a six-year hiatus. He served on the LNIB council for five consecutive three-year terms, beginning in 1998.
The 50-year-old Highland Valley Copper employee brings a diverse background to the chief ’s office. University educated and a former member of the Merritt Centennials — during the team’s brief time known as the Merritt Warriors in the mid-1980s — Jackson has previously worked in the forestry industry and at New Afton Mine near Kamloops. The father of four is also an avid golfer. Jackson said his break from
politics has him feeling recharged and ready to serve LNIB’s 1,300 members. “I guess, for all intents and purposes, we all need to take a break sometimes,” he said. “I wouldn’t say I was burned out, but family obligations and personal commitments took me away from the political element.” Jackson’s council includes Aaron Sumexheltza, who served the last two terms as chief before deciding to take a step back, Bill Bose, Spence Coulee, Robin
Humphrey, Connie Joe, William Sandy and Lucinda Seward. Jackson said he is looking forward to working with the group. “I think the council we have is a very good cross-section of experience and youth,” he said. “And we have quite an educated council. It will help in decisionmaking. I am very excited about it.” The new chief and council had its first meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 15, with another scheduled to take place in two weeks.
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Throughout the month of October, City workers will be checking recycling bins prior to collection to ensure that only recyclable items are placed in recycling bins. Any bins containing non-recyclables will not be picked up. If your bin is not picked up, we will place a notice advising you of the specific item or items that will need to be removed to ensure collection the following week. If you have questions about whether an item is recyclable, please visit www.rcbc.ca or www.recyclebc.ca. We understand that these recycling checks can be frustrating for residents, especially since most residents work hard to recycle appropriately. We at the City take no satisfaction in this process, but we must work to address concerns raised in recent Recycle BC audits, which have turned up knives, clothes, shoes, sleeping bags, piles of toys, yard waste, full bags of garbage, a coffee machine and an iron, in addition to the usual culprits (glass, plastic bags and food contaminated items). We thank you for your patience and understanding.
WATERING RESTRICTIONS REMOVED Residents are now permitted to water up to three days per week, based on civic address. Odd numbered houses are permitted to water on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, and even numbered homes permitted to water on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Watering times are from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Automatic sprinkler systems are encouraged to water between 12:00 midnight and 4:00 a.m.
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Washing cars and hand watering using a controlled flow nozzle is permitted at any time.
THANK YOU! The City of Merritt would like to thank everyone who assisted to organize the Mayor’s Gala for the Arts held September 28, 2019. Without the contribution of the below organizations this event would not have been possible. GOLD: TNRD -Area M TNRD - Area N Merritt Printing Anonymous, for Nicola Valley Community Theatre Society SILVER Jean Kiegerl Katherine Shewchuk Nicola Stock Breeders’ Association
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NICOLA VALLEY NEWS WASTE REDUCTION
City of Merritt resumes recycling inspections Morgan Hampton CONTRIBUTED
Recycling bins will once again be inspected throughout the City of Merritt in October. After posting notice of inspections in the Merritt Herald in September, the city is renewing efforts to cut down on recycling contamination in residential blue bins. Sean Smith, the city’s director of corporate services, said contamination rates vary widely depending on the day and area of collection. Some loads have had contamination rates as low as three per cent, while others have been as high as 20 per cent. Three per cent or less is a target cities in B.C. are aiming for. Plastic bags, plastic packaging and overwrap continue to be an issue. Food residue is another ongoing complication, either from people placing food products in their blue bins or failing to adequately clean their recyclables before putting them out. Some people may be recycling the proper items, but in the wrong place. Glass, for example, is recyclable, but must be taken to the Lower Nicola Eco Depot. Glass cannot be placed in the curbside recycling cart. Smith said the vast majority of Merrittonians are trying and making a good effort, but noted there are still people musing the recycling system. Staff have found clothing, shoes, small appliances, children’s toys and even knives mixed in with recycling Curbside inspections are not meant to be punitive, rather to inform residents who may not be aware that what they’re sorting as recycling may not be acceptable. “We are using greater diligence to ensure recycling is done properly,” Smith said, noting residents can check the Recycle BC and City of Merritt websites for upto-date information on what can and can’t be recycled and proper ways to handle recycling to avoid contamination.
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Another fond farewell to Merrit It has only been a few weeks since our top-notch editor took off to pursue a career opportunity outside of the Nicola Valley and Dara Hill here I am fol- REPORTER’S lowing suit. REFLECTIONS Timing is a funny thing. The Merritt Herald gave me my start as a newsroom reporter in the spring of 2018. Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, I dove head-first into reporting on city business, police files, school district policies and countless community events. It wasn’t always pretty at the beginning — and my predecessor, Michael Potestio, left big shoes to fill — but I slowly sharpened my interviewing, photography and writing skills with each and every story, thanks to the kind, and always patient, guidance from Cole Wagner. Looking back now, I feel proud of all the stories I had the privilege of telling. My time in Merritt has been nothing short of transformative. I had the chance to work with a hardworking and hilarious team I won’t soon forget (thanks to Michele Siddall, Ken Couture and our incredible leader, Theresa Arnold), and I met countless individuals doing amazing things in this community. If there’s one thing I’ve learned during my time here it’s that Merritt is made of strong, hardworking and passionate people, all of whom have a story to share. I’d like to thank each and every person who answered my calls or sat down with me over a cup of coffee to share a piece of their own story — whether intended for the pages of this community paper or not. And, of course, thanks to the readers who pick up our paper and scroll through our website — there would be no Merritt Herald without you.
Thanksgiving 2019: a lesson in its real celebrations As the harvest season, with its attendant Thanksgiving 2019 celebrations, begins, it’s a good time to be reminded of the priority of praising God. King David’s NARAYAN MITRA You Gotta Have Psalm 145 in the FAITH Old Testament gives a good handle to do the same. One of the most common ways to praise God is through our prayers. It’s interesting that Jesus left us only one prayer as an example of how we are to pray in Matthew 6:9-13. Commonly called The Lord’s Prayer, its accurate title should be the “Disciples’ Prayer.” “Hallowed” is a New Testament expression used only in reference to the name of God, meaning to revere Him. Praise is vocal adoration of God. Adoration is the act of rendering divine honour, esteem, and love. Praise is also an essential part of life because only praise puts God in His rightful place. In praising God, we declare His sovereignty and recognize His nature and power.
There’s also another key benefit of praise – it enables us to focus rightfully. Praise, by its nature, is unselfish, because it demands a shift in centre from self to God. One cannot praise God without relinquishing preoccupation with self. Praise, then, produces forgetfulness of one’s self, and forgetfulness of self is a healthy biblical practice. The phrase “Praise the Lord” has been so overused in our times that it means very little these days. It has fast become a religious slang, a catch phrase. Technically, to praise someone is the act of one’s esteem of a person for his or her virtue or accomplishments. It is to pronounce that person worthy of honour. As the Israelites attempted to offer meaningful praise to God, both in their personal prayers and in worship services, far too often they found themselves in mindless repetition. Because God is awesome, they would simply say the same things over and over again, even though they understood that vain repetition is a bad thing. It is not a scriptural concept. Therefore, they came up with a system to stimulate praise, the acrostic system we see in Psalm 145. All but one verse starts off with a Hebrew alphabet each. A simple outline of this 21-verses psalm can
be recorded as: •Who can praise God (v.1a)?. The answer: Only they who are His children. •When should we praise God (v. 1b)? Forever! •Why should we praise God (vs. 3-20)? Because He is great. Verses three to 20 are loaded with attributes and works of God. God is great, mighty, majestic, merciful, a mystery, good, long-suffering, perfectly unconditional, omniscient, and consistent. In spite of the above attributes, when God seems to be far away from us, let us remember we are the ones who generally move, and not Him. Yet, we can go nowhere out of His presence. He would be always with us. We don’t invite Him into our churches, He is already there. Nevertheless, the principle remains that God responds to those who love Him. What a source of comfort that is! How can we not praise Him for that? With these reflections on God, David concludes his psalm in verse 21 in the only way he could. It’s as if he is saying: “Look, after all I have said about God, I have no other choice but to
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OPINION LETTER to the editor Your paper, your Logging can be utilized for fire protection voice – join us Editor,
Some of the grief being experienced by those working in the forest industry could be reduced if the provincial government eliminated stumpage fees on trees cut within 100 feet of rural roads or powerlines. Removing trees close to roads and powerlines would create fire breaks throughout the region and reduce power outages to rural residences caused by trees blowing onto powerlines during wind storms. Culling trees for the purpose of fire safety should be regarded as a general community benefit, not a covert sop for the loggers. Barrie Sanford Brookmere
Rural dividend fund an asset to Merritt Editor, I agree with Tom Fletcher: we are being hosed by this B.C. government; borrowing and deficits — our kids and grandkids will think we were crazy to allow this — and they are right! The Rural Dividend Fund is a valued asset for little cities like ours. Shame on you Premier Horgan. Darch Oborne Merritt
Put voting power in the hands of youth Editor, I’m proposing a radical change in how to vote, i.e., how one decides which Party to support. We teach our children how to walk, drive, cook, budget, play sports and so on. Why do we direct them how to vote? There is constant angst in the media about how to get out the youth vote. As a 65 year old, I have a suggestion for us older folks. We have the power to make the younger vote matter. We need to ask them which party they support (and why), and then we vote the way they want. That is how we can help make their vote matter and how we can support them in designing their planet. It’s not ours anymore. They have to live with the consequences of voting for far longer than us older folks. It’s a huge leap, as it’s a complete reversal of the power balance but if that’s what it takes to get youth to vote, so be it. Tom Rankin Kamloops
From Page 6 praise Him.” By the way, let’s not forget that the mouth speaks only those things that come from the heart. So David’s heart must have been full of praise for God. Notice also his prayer is that all people would praise God forever and ever. Every psalm that David wrote encourages us to praise Him in some ways. David could think that way because his focus was on God and not on himself. By nature, we are a long way from being like David in our thoughts about God. At times, we seem to picture the Bible’s characters
as guys who were sitting out in the wilderness with nothing better to do. David was the leader of a vast empire and his days were full, but he always understood the priority of praising his Heavenly Father. This Thanksgiving, let us recognize the graciousness of God in our lives to the degree that we are in a constant state of praise – praising Him first of all for who He is, and then for what He has done for us. Narayan is the Pastor of Merritt Baptist Church at 2499 Coutlee Avenue, Merritt, BC. email@example.com
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This week is National Newspaper Week, which makes it a good time to talk to you about what’s happening here at your hometown community newspaper. We have a bit of THERESA ARNOLD an unusual situation PUBLISHER’S here. Due to a con- VIEW fluence of events, our editor, Cole Wagner, has recently left the Herald to pursue new career opportunities and our reporter, Dara Hill, will be leaving next week to do the same. Thus far, our attempts to find people to take their places at the Herald haven’t been fruitful. Typically a job at a community newspaper like the Herald is the perfect stepping stone up to a larger paper. We’ve been proud that several of our alumni have gone from here to fulfilling careers in journalism at bigger weekly and daily newspapers. But to be candid, there are fewer of those stepping stones further up the line, and fewer people entering the field as the industry changes. Our search continues and we’re confident we’ll be able to bring a new editor to Merritt soon. But in the meantime, we’re going to be turning to you to help us tell the stories of our community in these pages. We’ve put out a call for community contributors and we’ve received some great responses. You’ll see some new names as authors of stories in today’s edition and more of them in the weeks to come. We’re also getting some assistance from our sister publications in the Aberdeen Publishing family (our parent company), including Kamloops This Week and the Osoyoos Times, to help co-ordinate and edit those pieces and to write some of them for us as well. The Peachland View will be co-ordinating election coverage as Peachland and Merritt are in the same federal riding. But if you’ve seen our call for contributors and thought about responding but haven’t yet… now is definitely the moment to do so. Any good community newspaper is already a reflection of its readers. We’re going to be much more of one, with your help. We look forward to hearing from you, and to telling the stories of Merritt – told by the citizens of Merritt – in the weeks and months to come.
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NOT WITHOUT A FIGHT The 139 Weyerhaeuser Canada soon-to-be displaced workers in Merritt are not giving up their jobs without a fight. Tuesday morning more than 20 employees signed a petition stating “the IWA employees of the Merritt B.C. Weyerhaeuser mill announced a program of action today that would result in the continued operation of the mill.” This “program” would start with a Weyerhaeser workers’ meeting that would hopefully include IWA Canada national officers, the petition stated further. Terry Smyth, among the employees who signed the petition but did not write it, said workers would not necessarily wait for a union response to begin their battle for continued employment.
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NICOLA VALLEY NEWS COMMUNITY EVENT
Merritt remembers the missing and murdered
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FALL 2019 YOUTH SOCCER CLINIC DONEIL HENRY Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Men’s National Team defender
MELISSA TANCREDI Two-time Olympic Medallist
Stephanie Harpe, who was involved in the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, speaks to a full house at the civic centre on Oct. 8. Dara Hill/Herald Dara Hill THE MERRITT HERALD
Hundreds of women and girls have been murdered or gone missing across the country — including in the Nicola Valley. “And they are not forgotten — we have to say their names out loud,” said Sharon Collins of the Journey’s into Tomorrow Transition House. She estimated more than 10 local women
and girls have fallen victim to foul play. Collins and her team hosted a Day to Acknowledge Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Merritt on Oct. 8. The event, attended by more than 150 people, was aimed at spreading awareness that the problem “is happening, happens in the valley and it is happening all over Canada,” said Collins. Two keynote speak-
ers shared their personal stories and work to make life better for Indigenous women and girls. Helen Knot talked about her personal trauma, as did Stephanie Harpe, who participated in the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. “The stories are touching a lot of personal hearts because it’s their niece, it’s their sister, it’s their mother,”
said Collins, noting a lack of political will to help solve the problem is a key concern for her. “There are no political leaders saying ‘Enough,’” she said. “In all levels of government, it’s either housing or water or the forest — we don’t make it to the platforms.” Organizers hope to change that and are planning a follow-up event in February to keep the conversation going.
Local youth (ages 8-12) interested in soccer are invited to join Two-time Olympic Medallist, Melissa Tancredi and Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Men’s National Team defender, Doneil Henry at a complimentary soccer clinic on Sunday, October 20, 2019. Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 12:00PM – 2:00PM
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NICOLA VALLEY NEWS INDIGENOUS ENTREPRENEURS
Community celebrates Indigenous businesswomen at event Madeline Baker CONTRIBUTED
Entrepreneurs in every field — from forestry to food service and from makeup to martial arts — gathered at the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology on Saturday, Oct. 5, with two goals: to celebrate the power of Indigenous businesswomen and to inspire those who hope to join them. The Indigenous Women’s Gathering: Uniting Our Stories was the brainchild of Nicole McLaren, formerly of Teck Resources and current chair of the Indigenous Women’s Business Network. McLaren envisioned an event in which entrepreneurs could be highlighted for their achievements and also network with up and comers. NVIT partnered with Teck to turn the idea into reality. While keynote speakers, panelists and traditional entertainers took to the event stage, vendors showcased their artwork for sale and college students jotted down notes on complimentary notepads. It was an event that involved as much education as entertainment for its audience. Speakers included local luminaries, such as Kekuli Cafe’s founder
Angela Sterritt’s eight-year-old son Namawan received a standing ovation for his impromptu speech on the many ways Indigenous women empower himself and others. Photo contributed
and owner Sharon Bondhogg, Nicola Valley Muay Thai’s Melissa Moses and SRS Trucking CEO Shelley Stewart, who came together for the first of two panel discussions. NVIT’s own Sharon McIvor, a human rights lawyer and instructor at the college, spoke as the dinner hour’s keynote. A second panel on fashion brought in big names from further afield, as did the lunchhour keynote speech
by Jenn Harper of Cheekbones Beauty. In a more intimate moment, emcee Angela Sterritt’s eight-year-old son Namawan took the stage to deliver an impromptu speech on the many ways Indigenous women empower himself and others. His speech received a standing ovation. Common themes of the day included the struggle of Indigenous women to access simple
services like bank loans, which Bondhogg told the crowd she is still unable to do, and the necessity of turning such struggle and strife into new pathways when established ones fail. Indigenomics author and federal advisor Carol Anne Hilton argued that this power of transmutation is one of the greatest in an Indigenous woman’s arsenal, describing them as “creators building businesses from their collective courage.” Entrepreneurial spirit is the “natural state of being” for Indigenous people and their “power place,” she added, citing the business savvy of First Nations who first encountered colonial settlers and how it became the foundation of present-day Canada. Throughout the day and into the evening, traditional dances and songs, including a performance by musician and advocate Laura Grizzlypaws, demonstrated the most impor-
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October 10, 2019
NICOLA VALLEY NEWS FEDERAL ELECTION
Candidate Q&A: Energy future
This week, the Merritt Herald asked the candidates running for Central OkanaganSimilkameen-Nicola in the 2019 federal election (shown below, in alphabetical order), the following question: The discussion around pipelines, oil and gas and renewable energy sources can be a divisive one; How do you plan to move the country’s energy future forward without further dividing Canadians?
Leadership means making difficult decisions. Despite what Mr. Trudeau says, pipelines and the environment do not go “hand in hand”. The Trans-Mountain pipeline expansion will add 590,000 barrels a day. The upstream GHG emissions are estimated to be 14-17 megatonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent per year with the expansion. However, the project will also create 15,000 new jobs during construction and generates $4.5 billion in federal and provincial government revenues.
There are also community agreements that will benefit many rural communities in my riding. For these reasons both the Liberals and the Conservatives support the TMX project but in my view we must recognize it is a tradeoff. Because it is a tradeoff we also have to find other workable solutions that do effectively reduce our GHG emissions. A Conservative Government believes in using technology over taxation to find solutions. As an example, a Penticton electrical engineering firm working on a power project at a mine site in Indonesia came up with an idea that saved the mine operator one million dollars a year in diesel power generation and took the equivalent of the emissions of 22,000 vehicles a year off the road. We need more technology and not carbon taxation.
Allan Duncan People’s Party
The oil and gas industry has been for decades a major source of employment, government revenues, and economic well-being for all of Canada. It should be allowed to grow, export its products, and bring prosperity to our country. In order to promote pipelines a Peoples Party of Canada (PPC) government will repeal Bill C-48 and C-69 that have constrained pipelines and contributed to a major reduction in capital investments in
the oil and gas industry. Canadian overdependence on the American market also costs the Canadian economy. Our lack of pipelines is causing a loss in economic potential. We will find a private buyer for Trans Mountain in an effort to open markets and return the 4.5 billion dollars spent on it to Canadians. Along with economic opportunity Canadians want to enjoy clean air, clean water and a healthy environment. Technology for cleaner and efficient energies are best developed in an open market where innovation is fostered. Canadians enthusiastic about such developments in clean energy can participate at their discretion to promote their choices through market involvement. Encouragement of Canadian ingenuity in energy technology opens up more positive possibilities.
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NICOLA VALLEY NEWS technology because of the undue influence of the big oil companies on politicians and political parties. The Green Party does not accept donations from corporations — only individuals. This policy ensures that we are not swayed by money.
Robert Mellalieu Green Party
These issues (there are others) are divisive because that is the way of politics now. It is the strategy of the other parties to divide Canadians and inflame the rhetoric against the “other guys”. The Green party will listen to any idea or policy — we don’t care where comes from. We strive for consensus- based on evidence. We do not pander to Canadians. In Canada, we have many opportunities for clean green energy that are already developed and in use throughout the world. Canada has not embraced the new
Mary Ann Murphy Liberal Party
In the 21st century, you need a plan for the environment, and a plan for the economy. TMX solves a core economic challenge facing our country: Currently, 99 per cent of our conventional energy resources are sold to one market — the
United States — at a large discount. We need to diversify our markets in order to get a fair price for the products we sell. It does not make environmental or economic sense to sell any resource at a discount. We will use the extra earnings to fund a clean energy transition with all deliberate speed, including re-training and support for workers, developing Indigenous partnerships, phasing out fossil fuel subsidies, phasing out coal, and investing in green energy infrastructure. Every dollar the federal government earns from TMX will be invested to help fund initiatives like electrification projects, investments in renewable resources, and efforts to help Indigenous communities transition off diesel power. The Liberal government’s Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund has entered into agreements with nine provinces and territories and invested in 44
programs totalling over $819 million that will reduce emissions and create clean growth.
New Democratic Party
My life’s work has been to foster a more respectful relationship to our natural world. Our party wants to put forward a Green New Deal, which will invest billions of dollars and create thousands of jobs while protecting mother earth. Working for a greener tomorrow does not have to be a divisive issue. All Canadians care about clean water, clear air, a clean planet, and a sustainable economy. It is
not an either/or and the New Democratic Party has consistently rejected this false dichotomy. Canada has awesome green technology potential, we are rich in resources and we are an industrious people. Let’s all work together towards a sustainable, prosperous future. We do not have the luxury of time. Our children and grandchildren are counting on us to act. Brynn Jones of the Marijuana Party has recently declared he will be stepping down as a candidate in the 2019 federal election. “I am saddened to announce I have to step out of the election due to unforeseen family issue,” Jones wrote in an email to the Herald. “I will continue to fight for my constituents in my riding and across Canada.” Jesse Regier was recently named the Libertarian Party of Canada candidate for the riding, but has not yet responded to the Herald’s invitation to be included in this candidate Q&A.
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THE MANY VOLUNTEERS: Margie Honeywell Merritt Centennials Brandi Porada Morgan Hampton Vicki Groves Our sincerely apologizes if we forgot to mention someone. We really appreciate the support of this community. Our event would not be a success without each and everyone of you.
We look forward to working with you all again next year Sept.11-13, 2020, where we hope to build and diversify our program even further. We would love to have more of our community involved in our Program.
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CENTURY 21 Moving Real Estate
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2770 PEREGRINE WAY
#107 1401 NICOLA AVE
Rancher with full basement on level fenced private yard. Has garden area & fruit trees. Main level has 2 bedrms, laundry, laminate floors & country style kitchen. Basement has large rec.room & hobby rm with room for 3rd bedrm. Has 1 car garage/shop
Spacious new home with open concept floor plan, spectacular views & high quality finishing. 2 bedrms up, master on the main & 2 more down, 4 baths & full unfin. Bsmt. New Home Warranty. Double garage.
Two bedroom mobile in Eldorado Mobile Home Park overlooking golf course and is a riverfront property. Very good condition, new hot water tank and new roof to be installed. Has an attached workshop & covered deck. Pad rent $403 per month
#107, 2514 SPRING BANK
$739,900 + GST
2100 TAYLOR PLACE
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2890 SCOTT PLACE
6965 OLD NICOLA TRAIL
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6953 OLD NICOLA TRAIL
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Nicely landscaped home with 4 bedrms, 2.5 baths, galley kitchen with oak cabinets, island & pantry. Family rm overlooks backyard. Home has upgrade furnace, newer roof & newer flooring throughout. Has 15x8 workshop.
Waterfront lot of 0.83 acres on Nicola Lake at Quilchena on the Lake development. Build your dream home in this exclusive neighbourhood. Lake is great for all outdoor water & rec. activities
Seasonal waterfront cabin on Headwaters Lake #2. Rustic cabin with open concept, master bedrm on main with huge bedrm above. Has enclosed deck with hot tub, storage shed. Crown lease.
This 1.6 acres waterfront lot on Nicola Lake in Quilchena on the Lake development, is just 2.5 hrs from Lower Mainland and 15 minutes from Merritt. Great fishing & outdoor water recreation activities. Water & sewer not connected.
Well maintained & established business, a turnkey operation. 3200 sq.ft. building, good parking, comes with all equipment. Numerous building & equipment upgrades. Room for growth
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Quality built 3 bedrm home in excellent location. Home has updated kitchen, central A/C, BI vac, security system, hardwood flooring, newer roof, skylights & shed. Nice open kitchen, formal dining & living rm. .
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Doug Beech (Owner) 378-7392
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Great 2 bedrm rancher close to all amenities with fenced backyard & U/G sprinklers. Open concept kitchen/living/ dining. Kitchen has large island with all appliances. Family room has gas F/P. RV parking.
2717 GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS
2749 PEREGRINE WAY
#110, 1401 NICOLA AVE.
2051 PARKER DRIVE
2175 MAMETTE AVE
3006 HILTON DRIVE
4580 IRON MOUNTAIN RD
6433 MONCK PARK RD
1898 BLAIR ST
Very nicely finished Jenish style rancher with 4 bedrms, 4 baths & fully finished bsmt. Large open kitchen with island, pantry & Hickory cabinets, bamboo flooring & low E windows. Spectacular views.
New custom executive home with fantastic views. 3 bedrms on the main with open concept floor plan. Master has 4 pce ensuite & W/I closet. Large private deck in back off the family room.
Great 2 bedroom starter home in investment property. Has 16x12 covered deck overlooking the Nicola River. Relax and watch the wildlife on the river. Pad rent $404 per month
3 bedroom rancher on the Bench with immaculate fenced back yard & beautifully manicured lot. Has had updates over the past few years of furnace, HW tank & roof. Has workshop, shed & single garage.
Nice 3 bedrm home in good neighbourhood. Home has many updates of roof, siding, bathrms, paint, U/G sprinklers deck & more. Nicely landscaped, inground pool, RV parking.
Fantastic 17+ acres with barn & fenced area for horses. Spacious 5 bedrm, 3 bath home with open concept, & quality throughout. Huge rec.rm, games rm & gym in full bsmt. Just 15 mins. from Merritt. Fantastic views
This 1 acre lot with 180 degree view of Nicola Lake is perfect to build your dream home or recreational retreat. Lake access through the boat launch only minutes away. Services available
Fully fenced commercial property of approx. 30,000 sq.ft. with 2 titles. Seller is motivated & will consider carrying mortgage or a joint venture in a building complex
New rancher with loft with open plan concept, 9 ft ceilings, vinyl plank flooring & carpet throughout. Gas F/P in large living room. Laundry on the main along with master bedrm with 4 pce ensuite & W/I closet. Upper floor has 2 bedrms & bathrm. New Home Warranty. GST applies.
D L SO New 2 bedroom strata unit in newer development. Master bedrm has W/I closet & 5 pce ensuite. Open concept kitchen with quartz counters. Gas F/P in large living room. Double garage. GST applies
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1602 POPE PLACE
2760 PEREGRINE WAY
#205, 2514 SRPINGBANK AVE
D L O S Private Lower Nicola property, nicely landscaped with creek running through front of property. 1 bedrm up & 1 down, open concept kitchen with all appliances & huge master bedrm with ensuite. Woodstove in full bsmt. Large workshop 22x50.
1937 MERRITT AVE
Great starter home or investment property, with second living quarters in basement. Has fenced yard and 1 car garage. Close to amenities and shopping.
#7, 1401 NICOLA AVE.
This newer 2 bedroom home in great neighbourhood, has open concept plan and 3 baths. Fenced yard with underground sprinklers. Master bedrm has 5 pce suite with soaker tub.
New executive family home on the Bench with views. 3 bedrms, 2 baths, designer kitchen with quartz counters, gas F/P in living room, 5 pce ensuite & a full unfinished basement. GST applies.
New two storey townhouse in Nicola Bluffs with great views. Open concept kitchen, vinyl plank floors, gas F/P, 3 bedrms up, 4 baths, & full bsmt with rec. rm & storage. 2 car garage. GST applies
1992 two bedroom mobile with 24 x 12 addition. Addition contains mudroom and an enclosed deck. Has carport, small garden area and storage shed plus area enclosed for pet. Pad rent $404 per month.
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2549 CLAPPERTON AVE
2338B COLDWATER AVE
1775 BLAIR ST
Nice 3 bedrm home with some renovations including new flooring, paint & shingles. Reno’s still in progress. Has 24x24 detached shop/garage. Close to schools & shopping. Garden area in backyard.
Bright & cheery 3 bedroom half duplex in good area & close to shopping & school. 2 bedrooms up, recently painted & newer flooring in most rooms. 1 bedrm down, large rec. room & 3 pce bath. Big backyard.
Nice family home on a 12,000 sq.ft. fully fenced lot. Home has 3 bedroom on the 3 & 3 bedrms in the fully fin. Bsmt. New HW tank, furnace, sewer main and updated kitchen. Large garage with power.
5609 MONCK PARK RD
6397 MONCK PARK RD
2845 NEILSON ST
Cute & cozy log cabin at Mile High Estate strata development. Open concept kitchen/ living room and 1 bedroom. Approx. 35 mins. from Kamloops & 3.5 hrs from Lower Mainland. Strata fees are $62.50 per month.
1 acre waterfront lot on Nicola Lake. Build your dream home or vacation getaway . Land has gentle slope to waterfront. Great location for many water sports and close to Monck Park Provincial Park. Water & sewer to lot line.
Can’t beat these fantastic lake views on the 0.94 acre lot. In area of high end custom homes. Fantastic place to build your getaway retreat!. Easy access to boat launch, swimming & more.
15.9 acre RV Park zoning bordering the Coldwater River. Hookups in place & future set of plans for expansion available. Has city services. Has small rental home with long term tenants.
D L O S Cozy cabin above Harmon Estates with views of Nicola Lake. Has 3 bedrooms with master on the main & 2 above. Open concept kitchen/living room with woodstove. Has above ground pool & large deck.
LOT 1, HOUSTON ST.
Approximately 4 acre parcel of residential development land zoned R-1. City services are not connected. Bring your ideas.
Prices Starting at $104,000 + GST Fully serviced residential lots with fantastic views of the Nicola Valley and surrounding mountains. Choose your lot, bring your plans & start building your future! Close to #2894 shopping.
6348 MONCK PARK ROAD
ON FACE LAKE
923 MIDDAY VALLEY RD
6685 MONCK PARK RD
LOT A, MCPHAIL ROAD
1132 MIDDAY VALLEY RD
Approx. 291 acres with huge potential for many different projects. Current plans call for a development of 2 acre estate lots with city boundaries. Fantastic views of the valley
Great 1 acre lakeview lot with stunning panoramic views of Nicola Lake. The perfect place to build your country retreat, in neighbourhood of high end custom homes. Enjoy fishing, swimming & boating
158 Acres in Aspen Grove with rolling hills, grasslands & views with Otter Creek meandering through the property. A breathtaking property to build your private retreat. Approx. 30 mins. from Merritt
Two 10 acre parcels in the City limits with separate titles. Zoned M1. Located on truck route and easy access to highway. Great place to start your business.
Spius Creek Estates
LOT A, MIDDAY VALLEY RD
1101 MIDDAY VALLEY RD
Build your dream home in one of Merritt areas finest development, Nicola Lakeshore Estates. Water & sewer hookups available. Close to water access. This lake is known for fishing, water skiing & more
122 acres of multiple zonings C4, C6 and R1. Buyer should contact the City of Merritt to request suitable zoning to match their needs. Call for more details.
10 acre development site with CD-1 zoning. Will have city water and sewer (not connected yet). Bring your ideas and call for more details.
Located Off Petit Creek Road
Prices starting at $224,000 Approx. 10 acre lots located just 15 minutes west of Merritt in beautiful Sunshine Valley. Stunning view of the valley and some lots are river front. Disclosure Statement available. #2990 Call for more details.
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6397 MONCK PARK RD
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Build your dream home in Nicola Lakeshore Estates on this 0.94 acre lot with 180 degree views. Great lake for fishing, boating, waterskiing & more. Water & sewer services available.
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MIDDAY VALLEY ROAD
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October 10, 2019
NICOLA VALLEY NEWS LOW FLOW
Ministry addresses water woes in Merritt during the past several years, as stringent water restrictions have been put in place during summer months. Concerns have arisen over new housing developments and industry — including a cannabis production operation — and how they will impact the community water supply. Smith said those concerns were addressed by the experts and options were presented to council. “Right now, we’re tapping into a smaller surface aquifer, but there are other mid and deep aquifers, so there is plenty of water to utilize,” he said. While council cannot take any action at a committee of the whole meeting, it will use the information gathered to shape future decisions, such as development and zoning, industrial activity and the Official Community Plan. Watering restrictions were removed on Sept. 20, though the city is encouraging residents to be conscious of water usage.
From first profile our valley, The Nicola Valley infantry attack to from the 1860s to Museum and last cavalry the 1950s. Archives is the charge, Once Recently sponsor of Mike’s Well Beloved talk and book published by the profiles 12 men signing. Royal BC from the Nicola From 7 p.m. Museum, Once Valley who died Thursday, Oct. 17 Well Beloved was soldiering in the Merritt seniors written by First caused World War. centre, Mikein recent years, Low flows have concerns in theMerritt’s Nicola Valley sparking stricter watering restrictions during Their stories also 1675 Tutill Court Sasges.
summer months. Herald files Morgan Hampton CONTRIBUTED
Representatives from the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources and engineering firm Golder Associates presented local water information to council and residents at a committee of the whole meeting on Oct. 1. Groundwater experts answered council’s questions regarding the amount and
quality of groundwater in the Merritt area, available aquifers and how water restrictions help preserve water in at risk basins such as the Coldwater, which this past summer was ranked at a Level 4 drought — the driest in B.C. “Historically, there have been many studies around groundwater within the community,” director of corporate services Sean Smith said.
The problem, he said, is that all the information collected was never sorted through and amalgamated into one, easy to understand report that could then be used to answer any questions or concerns. As a result, current and previous city staff did not always have ready access to the findings of those studies, a problem the city is hoping to rectify. Water has been a hot topic in Merritt
City staff say there is plenty of water available for Merrittonians.
An evening of local history
Merritt Seniors Centre, Oct. 17 The Nicola Valley the cenotaph inscribes Once Well Beloved is a new history of the people of the Nicola Valley, told through the experiences of 12 of the 44 men whose deaths in the First World War are remembered on the Merritt cenotaph. Published by the Royal BC Museum, Beloved reaches back to the 1860s and forward to the 1950s, from the birth of the parents of a cowboy who died on the Somme to the death of a widow of a coal miner who died at Vimy. The Nicola Valley Museum and Archives invites you to a talk, and book signing, by Beloved’s author, Merritt’s Mike Sasges.
From 7 p.m. Oct.17, 1675 Tutill Court
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PREVENTION WEEK OCTOBER 7 - 13
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WEEK October 6-12, 2019
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October 10, 2019
FIRE PREVENTION WEEK
TAKING ACTION TO KEEP YOURSELF SAFE October 9, 2019 – Merritt Fire Rescue Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®)—the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years—to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” The campaign works to educate everyone about the small but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe. In Canada, most fire deaths occur in the home, where people believe they are most safe. Canadian fire departments respond to roughly 25,600 structure fires per year. In 2015, structure fires caused more than 1,400 injuries and almost 200 deaths.* “These numbers show that home fires continue to pose a significant threat to safety,” said Lorraine Carli, NFPA’s vice presi-
dent of Outreach and Advocacy. “In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Escape planning and practice can help you make the most of the time you have, giving everyone enough time to get out. “Escape planning isn’t just for the home,” said Fire Life Safety Educator Krista Minar, “as a community we want to ensure that businesses are also ensuring that they plan and practice their escape plans with their employees and know what and how to best assist their patrons in the event that they are exiting with customers”. The Merritt Fire Rescue Department is excited to be working with grade 9 drama students at Merritt Secondary School. In support of this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!”
the students will be putting on fire safety productions for Grade 3 students in the coming weeks. To find out more about Fire Prevention Week please contact your Fire Life Safety Educator, Krista, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-378-5626 ext. 104, follow us on Facebook @MerrittFire. For more general information about Fire Prevention Week and home escape planning, visit www.fpw. org. (* Fire data for 2012-2016 was obtained from 10 of the 13 provincial and territorial offices of the fire marshal/fire commissioner; 2015 is the most recent year for which injury/fatality data is available.) FF Krista Minar Fire Life Safety Educator, Certified Wildfire Mitigation Specialist City of Merritt
October 6-12, 2019
HOME FIRE ESCAPE PLANNING • Home fire escape planning and drills, are an essential part of fire safety. A home fire escape plan needs to be developed and practiced before a fire strikes. • A home escape plan should include the following: • Two exits from every room in the home – usually a door and a window • Properly installed and working smoke alarms • A meeting place outside in front of the home where everyone will meet after they exit • A call to 9-1-1 or the local emergency number from a cell phone or a neighbor’s phone SMOKE ALARMS • Smoke alarms detect and alert people to a fire in the early stages. Smoke alarms can mean the difference between life and death in a fire. • Working smoke alarms cut in half the risk of dying in a home fire. • Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of the home, including the basement. • Test smoke alarms at least once a month using the test button. • Make sure everyone in the home understands the sound of the smoke alarm and knows how to respond. COOKING • Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries. The leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking. • Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, boiling, grilling, or broiling food. • If you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly and stay in the home. • Keep anything that can catch fire away from your stove top HEATING • Heating equipment is one of the leading causes of home fires during the winter months. • Space heaters are the type of equipment most often involved in home heating equipment fires. • All heaters need space. Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet (1 metre) away from heating equipment. • Have a 3-foot (1 metre) “kid-free zone” around open fires and space heaters • Purchase and use only portable space heaters, listed by a qualified testing laboratory. • Have a qualified professional install heating equipment. • Maintain heating equipment and chimneys by having them cleaned and inspected by a qualified professional.
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Cents fall short at showcase; shine at community car wash Rec hockey players return to the rink Dara Hill THE MERRITT HERALD
The Merritt Centennials returned home winless from BCHL’s four-day showcase event, hosted in Chilliwack and Penticton from Oct. 2 to 5. The Cents found themselves in trouble against former head coach Joe Martin’s Alberni Valley Bulldogs on Oct. 3 in Chilliwack. Brett Roloson scored the lone goal for the Cents early in the first, and Ryan Winter held his own in net, but the Bulldogs prevailed 4-1. While the Cents hoped to regroup for their second game the following day, they were smoked 7-1 by Trail in Penticton. The wheels fell off for the Cents in the second period and continued to spiral from there. After the game, assistant coach Derek SweetCoulter said the Cents just
Tanner Marshall faced his fair shair of shots from the Trail Smoke Eaters on Oct 4. Final shots were 35-31 Trail Photo courtesy of Garrett James
didn’t have the legs. “When we came out in the first it seemed like we were skating in quicksand, and we just couldn’t recover,” he said. “I think the new guys are still learning what it takes to be ready for every game at this level. The positive is that we didn’t give up in the third.” The Cents will look to turn things around this
weekend. On Friday they will be out of town battling the Vernon Vipers. Saturday they are back home to take on the Nanaimo Clippers. Puck drop is at 7 p.m.
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The Cents traded their hockey duds for soap suds on Saturday, Oct. 5, as part of a team fundraiser at Super Shine Car Wash. Coach Barry Wolff said that while the team always appreciates financial support, fundraisers like these are as much about giving back as receiving. As “the community’s team,” Wolff
feels the Centennials have responsibilities both on and off the ice. “We want to do as much as we can in the community and this is a way of showcasing that,” he said. Wolff also emphasized the importance of providing a venue for greater connection between players and community members, especially those who might not yet qualify as fans. “A lot of people just see [the players’] numbers and helmets on the ice, but this is a way they can meet them and get to know them a little bit,” he said. “And they are great kids, there’s no question.” When asked how the players feel about this side of junior hockey life, Wolff said with a laugh that while “sometimes they drag their feet a bit, once they get out here, they always have fun.”
Dara Hill THE MERRITT HERALD
It’s a good month in Merritt for those who love nothing more than a good old hockey game. The 2019-20 Merritt Rec League season is officially underway. The season started just as the previous ended, in a match-up between the Viper Venom and the Jagerbombs. The Vipers kicked off the season on a high note, using offensive power to defeat the Jagerbombs 12-6 opening night. With “big performances from Tyler Steel and Jason Robinson on offence and strong defensive performance by newcomer Tyler Yakimchuck to name
a few, the Vipers managed to keep the Jagerbomb Snipers at bay with a strong team effort,” said rec league correspondent Mike Sahota. Meanwhile, the lowly Lagers took home a 8-3 win against the Maniacs. Jesse Pierce, Dustin Paquette and Kyler Dickie all had standout performances. “With a few new additions to the Lagers roster this year, we should see a lot more competitive games throughout the season from them,” said Sahota. Residents are encouraged to drop by the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena to cheer the players every Monday (9:30) Tuesday (9 p.m.) and Thursday (9 p.m.)
Panthers push the pace at second race in Kamloops Dara Hill THE MERRITT HERALD
It’s only been a few weeks since the panthers set the pace in their first cross-country running race of the year, and the speedy students followed up their success with highenergy finishes at a second race in Kamloops. Nine of Merritt Secondary School’s cross-country runners competed at Sa-Hali Secondary School on Oct. 3. With 95 run-
ners total, the event boasted record attendance. Junior boys and girls ran a four-kilometre race, and senior boys and girls took on five kilometres. Michaela Nicholls took home 11th in the junior girls category with a time of 17.46. Paige Asselstine wasn’t far behind at 19.23, good for a 15th place finish. Three panthers represented MSS in the junior boys category:
Alex Howard, Wade Kanigan and Jamez Oppenheim. Howard finished 11th with a 16.03 time, Kanigan took 14th at 16.34 and Oppenheim’s time of 18.35 earned him a 21st place finish. Lexus Thomas took home gold as her time of 21.44 earned her first place in the senior girls category. Zach Loewen secured 8th place in the senior boys category with a 19.19 time. Fellow panther Mason
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Ortega was right on his tail, finishing 9th at 19.21. Finally, Keaton Robinson’s time of 22.44 earned him a 16th place finish. The students are “only a couple of races in this year but the pace seemed to be much quicker for our runners both with personal run times as well as with overall standings,” said coach Randy Sheldon. “Good thing too, because it was a brisk day temperature-wise.”
Senior boys and girls set off on the five-kilometre race. (Photo contributed).
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Nicola Valley Film Society presents “Girls of the Sun” (PG rating) on Monday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. at the NVIT lecture theatre. For more information phone 250-3785190.
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Join us Thursday to Saturday from 12 - 6 p.m. See our current art show or join us for our Friday workshops, different arts and artists, from tea and talk to mosaics, drawing, etc. For what’s new this week at the gallery and the Nicola Valley Arts Council check our website nicolavalleyartscouncil.com, or call 250-378-6515 or 250315-3437.
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Play Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 11:30 a.m. at CMS gym., Tuesday 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., at the Merritt Civic Centre and Thursday 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the CMS gym. Come for fun and exercise, drop-ins welcome. Demo paddles and instruction available. For more information, please contact Gary 250280-0105 or Ayton 250378-5691.
AA meeting will be held every Monday at noon in the United Church, 1899 Quilchena Ave.
Join the Navy League every Wednesday evening from 6 - 9 p.m. for our parade. We are located at 1755 Coldwater Ave. Jumpstart does cover the cost of our fees and no child is turned away due to finances. For more information call 250280-6944.
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NICOLA NATURALIST SOCIETY the start of our regular monthly evening meetings with “Members’ Photo Night”. Enjoy a wide selection of excellent photos of local wildlife, nature and scenery. Wednesday, Sept. 18, 7 p.m. at NVIT Lecture Theatre. All welcome.
meetings are held every Monday from 7-8 p.m. at the United Church hall, 1899 Quilchena Ave. Regular guild meetings are held on the first and third Thursdays of the month at 6:30 pm in the Civic Centre. New members are always welcome! For more information contact Debra at 250-280-4086. The next “Stash Buster” retreat weekend will be in January, date TBA. Watch for an update.
MERRITT DRUM CONNECTION
Please check out Merritt Drum Connection on Facebook for Tuesday evening dates for music circles and drum lessons.
The Red Cross Equipment Loan depot is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. untll Noon. Please bring a completed Referral Form from your health care provider to the hospital if you need medical equipment.
Masons meet every fourth Monday of the month. Every Wednesday. Doors open at 11 a.m. and games start at 1 p.m.
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Anyone wanting to research their family trees may contact Al Thompson at 250-2129868. We will open the family history centre by appointment only.
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SCREWS, NAILS, ROOFING, INSULATION, JOIST HANGERS & much more LARGE LANDSCAPING BEAMS AVA ILABLE
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Mon to Fri.: 8 am - 5 pm & Sat.: 8 am - 4 pm
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Tuesday: 9 am - 6 pm Wednesday - Thursday: 9 am - 5 pm Friday and Saturday: 9 am - 4 pm
JOE & SONS CONCRETE LTD. Specializing in concrete forming, finishing, repair & coatings.
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2026 Mamette Avenue
2064 Coutlee Ave., Merritt, BC
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we do EVERYTHING CONCRETE • Home Foundations • Retaining Walls • Stamped Concrete • Pool Decks • Basements • Sidewalks • Patios • Stairs
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499 699 $1449 5.0 CU.FT.$Electric Range 18$CU.FT. 499 699Top Mount Refrigerator Buy Now $1449 Unitized Space Maker Pay Later Electric WasherUnitized & DryerSpace Maker
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Oct 3rd - Oct 31st
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• Smart Cooling System • Factory Installed Ice Maker
3PC FABRIC RECLINING SOFA SET
Oct 3rd - Oct 31st
25 CU.FT French Door Refrigerator
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Sold In Sets
• Dual Distribution Turntable
- Oct 24th
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3PC POWER FABRIC RECLINING SOFA SET
Oct 3rd - Oct 10th
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Oct 3rd - Oct 10th
Oct 3rd - Oct 10th
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• Samsung Acoustic Beam • Bluetooth / 360W • Wireless SubwooferOct 4th
Until Oct 24th
Oct 4th - Oct 24th
$799 $799 $499 $1149 $1099 $ Smart 4K LED UHD TV 2018 WESTERN CANADA Smart 4K LED UHD TV
2PC 100% LEATHER SOFA SET
Harmon Kardon Soundbar
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3PC FABRIC RECLINING SOFA SET
Oct 4th - Oct 24th
3840x2160 IPS 4K UHD WebOS Built-In Wifi 3 HDMI, 2 USB Inputs
Until Oct 24th
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Oct 11th - Nov 1st
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Smart 4K UHD TV • 3840x2160 4K UHD Smart 4K UHD TV
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Most of what you see you can take home today!
• 4 heat selections • Quiet-By-Design • 4 heat selections Or visit: http://web.fairstone.ca/cityfurniture
SHOP ONLINE TODAY $2399 www.cityfurniturecanada.com
Available in Slate Grey & Brown
• 2x 8” Coil Elements W/ 2600 Watts
Scan thisSteelQRElectric CodeWasher to & Dryer • Stainless wash basket • Stainless Steel apply for a CF card. • Quiet-By-Design wash basket
18 CU.FT. Top Mount Refrigerator • 2x 8” Coil Elements 2600 Watts 18W/CU.FT. Top Mount Refrigerator
• 2x 8” Coil Elements W/ 2600 Watts
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• EasyRackSAVE (tm) Plus $899 $
RETAILER OF $THE YEAR $1899 $699 999 AWARDS CANADIAN HOME FURNISHINGS 2018 WESTERN CANADA
• Direct Drive280 Motor / 48 dba
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Sold In Sets
Front Control Dishwasher W/ Quad Wash™
CU.FT. Load 5.2 5.2 CU.FT. WiFiFront ENABLED Steam Front LoadWasher Washer
LOVESEAT ALSO ON SALE $869
$2239 MSRP $2599 MSRP
7.4 Load 7.4CU.FT. CU.FT.Front WiFi ENABLED Steam DryerDryer Front Load
• 6 Motion™ Technology ••TurboSteam™ • 6 Motion™ Technology Wrinkle Care /Technology Sensor Dry Clean Cycle • Wrinkle Care / Sensor Dry Storage drawers optional • Tub• Tub Clean Cycle
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Storage drawers optional
4PC. KITCHEN SET
ON ALLSEESAMSUNG PAGE 12 FORAPPLIANCES DETAILS
WHEN YOU PURCHASE 2 OR MORE SAMSUNG PIECES. SEE IN STORE FOR DETAILS. OFFER RUNS FROM OCTOBER 3 TO OCTOBER 23.
Reg $6976 SAVE $1780
2025 Coutlee Avenue, Merritt
1.8 CU.FT. OTR Microwave w/ Simple Clean Filter • Ceramic Interior • 400 cfm / Stylish Window
5.8 CU.FT. Gas Slide-In Range
& Appliances Ltd.
26 CU.FT. French Door
• 5 Burner Cooktop • 18K Dual Power Burners • Wok Grate
Top Control Dishwasher
HOURS: Mon. - Fri. 9:30 am - 6 pm, Sat.: 9:30 am - 5:30 SEE pm, PAGE 12 FO $899 Sun.: CLOSED $899 MSRP $1149