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Despite firefighting efforts by several groups — including local residents — two properties were lost in a fire that broke out on the north side of Nicola Lake at approximately 7:00 a.m. on Oct. 3. When RCMP officers arrived on scene, a home was in flames and volunteer citizens were already fighting the fire, according to Staff Sgt. Lorne Wood. “Unfortunately an adjacent, unoccupied residence also caught on fire with a third residence that was also threatened,” he wrote in an email, noting the first two homes were at completely destroyed before the fire could be brought under control. The fire sparked outside of the municipal fire protection area, so the Merritt Fire Rescue department was unable to attend until a mutualaid agreement was made between the City of Merritt and Nicola
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Lakeshore Estates for liability purposes, according to Shawn Boven, the city’s chief administrative officer. They were able to finalize the agreement a few hours later, just after 11:00 a.m. Meanwhile, seven members of the BC Wildfire Service were sent to assess the situation and prepare to extinguish the fire if it had spread to nearby bushes, according to Brenna Ward, fire information officer.
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Dave Tomkinson, Merritt’s fire chief confirmed they were able to send out one engine and five firefighters to assist once the mutual-aid agreement was made. Wood wrote that, according to their investigation, the fire started in the garage of the first residence and quickly spread. “The owner of this residence was alerted by fire alarms and found the garage on fire. He managed to get out of the
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Merritt’s city council has given the green light for a proposed craft brewery in town. The rezoning application — which allows two locals, Kyle and Kelly Hall, to proceed with their business application — was passed at a regular meeting on Oct. 9. Immediately proceeding the regular meeting was a public hearing. No members of the community came forward to voice support or opposition to the
residence with his pets and call for help,” Wood wrote. “The fire does not appear to be suspicious at this time.” Tomkinson told the Herald the firewas under control later that afternoon. “There is some smouldering and whatnot but the citizens at [Nicola] Lakeshore Estates are on scene and managing,” he said. “My understanding is that no one was injured in the fire.”
project. “The notifications have been done, the advertisement in the newspaper and no input was received,” said Mark Broderick, planning and development services manager for the city. Hall said he’s received little to no opposition from the community since he began work on the project last May. “There’s been some really good support from not only business owners but the public as well.” Hall stressed this is just step
Ron Storey, ThompsonNicola Regional District’s community services manager, said it is not uncommon for a fire to break out in an area outside of a fire department’s reach. “In a lot of B.C. there are areas that do not fall within a fire-protected area,” he said. “Those folks may have their own fire protection equipment ready to go if they require it, but often times that is a cost that people don’t want to pick up either.”
one for the application, as other provincial approvals need to be obtained. He said he is feeling optimistic about the potential brewery, however, noting it will be distinct from a pub or bar. “It is a totally unique experience — it is a very enjoyable, family-friendly environment,” Hall said. “It’s about getting back to our roots as a community with friends and family, socializing the way it used to be.” Hall said he hopes to open the doors to the brewery early next year.
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SETTING IT STRAIGHT A photo accompanying the story on page 11 of the Oct. 4 edition of the Merritt Herald misidentified Connie Scott as Connie Smith. The Herald regrets this error.
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City of Merritt City of Merritt Notice of Election by Voting
NOTICE OF ELECTION BY VOTING PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY given to the electors of the City of Merritt that an election by voting is necessary to elect a Mayor and six (6) Councillors, and that the persons nominated as candidates and for whom votes will be received are:
COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULE Inaugural Council Meeting – Monday, November 5th
MAYOR – One (1) to be elected Surname Brown Menard Roline
Usual Names Linda A. Neil Susan
Regular Council Meeting – November 13th Regular Council Meeting – November 27th
Residential Address #201 – 2295 Blair St, Merritt, BC 1451 Canford Ave, Merritt, BC 2499 Chapman St, Merritt, BC
COUNCILLOR – Six (6) to be elected Surname Belliveau Bhangu Christopherson Etchart Fehr Luck Mack Martin Prowal Saumure White
Usual Names Catherine Mike Kurt Adam Travis Tony Elijah Emma Ginny Suzanne Melvina
Residential Address 2564 Coldwater Ave, Merritt, BC 1710 Bann St, Merritt, BC 2037 Castillou Cres, Merritt, BC 2514 Coutlee Ave, Merritt, BC 1975A Coutlee Ave, Merritt, BC 314 Lindley Creek Rd, Merritt, BC 2776 Langstaff Pl, Merritt, BC 1900 Armstrong St, Merritt, BC 2070 Aspen St, Merritt, BC #1 – 377 Hwy 8, Lower Nicola, BC 3571 Voght St, Merritt, BC
VOTING DATES AND LOCATIONS General Voting will be open to qualified electors of the City of Merritt on: Saturday, October 20, 2018 8:00am to 8:00 pm Civic Centre 1950 Mamette Ave, Merritt, BC Advance Voting will be available to qualified electors as follows: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - and Wednesday, October 17, 2018 8:00am to 8:00pm City Hall 2185 Voght St, Merritt, BC Special Voting Opportunities will be available on Thursday, October 18, 2018 to qualified electors who are residents or patients of the following facilities at the time of voting, as follows: The Florentine 9:00am to 11:00am 4100 Belshaw St, Merritt, BC
Nicola Meadows 11:30am to 1:30pm 2670 Garcia Street, Merritt, BC Gillis House 2pm to 4pm 1699 Tutill Ct, Merritt, BC Nicola Valley Hospital and Health Centre Time TBD 3451 Voght St, Merritt, BC ELECTOR REGISTRATION There is no need to pre-register to vote as the registration of all electors for this election will take place at the time of voting. You will be required to make a declaration that you meet the following requirements: • 18 years of age or older on general voting day • Canadian citizen • Resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately preceding the day of registration • Resident of OR registered owner of real property in the City of Merritt for at least 30 days immediately preceding the day of registration, and • Not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law. Resident electors must produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature). Picture identification is not necessary. The identification must prove both residency and identity. Non-resident property electors must produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature), proof that they are entitled to register in relation to the property, and, if there is more than one owner of the property, written consent from the majority of the property owners.
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NICOLA VALLEY NEWS INDIGENOUS WOMEN
Local looks to raise awareness Red dresses adorned trees along the banks of the Coldwater River for the afternoon of Oct. 4. Dara Hill/Herald
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GOALS: • Working to improve Health Care Services • Continuing work on f lood and drought mitigation • Downtown revitalization and development
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Missing and murdered indigenous women from across Canada were acknowledged in Merritt on Oct. 4. Inspired by a similar project by Winnipegbased artist Jamie Black, Merritt’s Project Red Dress is organized by Tamara Gardner. She
started the project in town four years ago after she found out one of her own friends went missing. “It just kind of brought it close to home,” she recalled. While the dresses were only hung for a few hours, Gardner said she hopes the impact lingers. “The whole point is to start a conversation
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about why those are there, and to acknowledge that we are not perfect in our country,” she said. “Every dress represents a woman that should be standing with us today who has unfortunately lost their life due to some sort of violence, and unfortunately a lot of their families don’t have answers to what happened to them.”
Gardner hangs the dresses herself each year, and said she welcomes red dress donations from the community. “Because the dresses are supposed to allow the spirit of the missing women to have one more day on earth with us,” she said. “My goal is to one day line the main streets of Merritt.”
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• Fiscal accountability (zero tax increases, budget realignment), • Flooding mitigation by Spring of 2019, • Core Services Review • Revise our development process, zoning bylaws, and review the Official Community Plan (OCP) to attract and retain business, • Develop our downtown, • Increase our housing inventory, • Market Merritt as “Open for Business”, • Increase employment opportunities • Snow removal; road, alley and park maintenance, • Partnerships with Community Groups, Regional organizations, First Nations
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October 11, 2018
Election by the numbers Over the last few months, the Herald has profiled 23 candidates who are running for council Cole Wagner in Merritt COLE’S NOTES and Logan Lake. We’ve talked to two directors looking to fill a spot on the ThompsonNicola Regional District’s board, and two rural trustee candidates vying for a spot on the board at School District 58. Three people — all of whom are familiar faces in the Merritt municipal politics scene — are hoping to become mayor come Oct. 20, and the Herald has interviewed all three. Meanwhile in Logan Lake, Robin Smith has been elected via acclamation — along with a TNRD director and six members of the SD 58 school board. Their perspectives and goals have all been covered in our paper. Here are a few more numbers, some more encouraging than others; an estimated 200 people opted to forgo the NHL’s opening night celebrations to attend an allcandidates meeting at the Merritt civic centre on Oct. 3. The meeting was livestreamed and archived on the Merritt & District Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page, and those videos have been viewed more than 1,000 times. Despite the outpouring of civic engagement, it is likely that the future makeup of mayor and council in Merritt will be decided by just over a third of all eligible voters. While Merritt is not the worst municipality when it comes to voter turnout (looking at you, Fort St. John), the city languishes towards the middle of the pack across B.C. In 2014, 35 per cent of eligible voters in Merritt cast a ballot in the civic elections.
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Waiting for the other shoe to drop They STILL haven’t dropped the other shoe. The ‘Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5C’ contains terrifying forecasts about what will happen when we reach GWYNNE DYER an average global The international temperature oneSTAGE and-a-half degrees C higher than the pre-industrial average. (We are now at +1C.) But it still shies away from talking about the feedbacks, the refugees, and mass death. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) ordered this special report in 2015, after the Paris climate agreement effectively admitted that the traditional target — stopping the warming before it reaches two degrees C higher — had been set too high. By then, really bad things would already be happening. So all the countries that want to stop the warming before it goes runaway (everybody except the United States) formally kept the ‘never exceed’ target of +2C, but said that governments should ‘aspire’ to stop the warm-
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ing earlier, at +1.5C. And they asked the IPCC to figure out how hard that would be. The answer, revealed at a meeting in South Korea on Sunday, is: very hard. We have effectively wasted the past thirty years, since the climate change threat first became known, and there is now very little time left. In order to skid to a halt, brakes on hard, before we hit +1.5C, we will have to cut our greenhouse gas emissions by almost half (45 per cent) in the next twelve years. To cut emissions that fast by 2030, we would have to decide to close down all the remaining coal-fired power plants within the next two years. It would take the next decade to get that done and get the same energy from expanded renewable sources (water, wind and solar), leaving us just on track to reach zero emissions by 2050. Climate scientist John Skea, who worked on the report, summed it up: “Limiting warming to 1.5 degrees C is possible within the laws of chemistry and physics, but doing so would require unprecedented changes.” Changes of a scale that people would readily accept if they faced an imminent invasion by Nazis or Martians — but that they are less willing to make when their whole environment is at risk. Humans are funny that way.
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The report is a bracing dose of realism in many ways. It effectively says that we can’t afford to go anywhere near +2C. It talks bluntly about the need to end all fossil fuel use, reforest vast tracts of marginal land, and cut down on meat-eating. It even admits that we will probably have to resort to geoengineering – ‘solar radiation management,’ in the jargon. So far, so good. At least it’s being honest about the problem — but only up to a point. ‘Not in front of the children’ is still the rule for governments when it comes to talking about the mass movements of refugees and the civil and international wars that will erupt when the warming cuts into the food supply. And they still don’t want to talk openly about the feedbacks. The governments take climate change very seriously these days, but they worry that too much frankness about the cost in lives of going past 1.5C will create irresistible pressure on them to take radical action now. In the ensuing struggle between the scientists and the politicians, the executive summary always gets toned down.
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OPINION Facing the hard truths From Page 6 What got removed from the summary this time was any mention of “significant population displacement concentrated in the tropics” at +2C (i.e. mass migrations away from stricken regions, smashing up against borders elsewhere that are slammed shut against the refugees). Even worse, ‘tipping points’ are barely mentioned in the report. These are the dreaded feedbacks — loss of Arctic sea ice, melting of the permafrost, carbon dioxide and methane release from the oceans — that would trigger unstoppable, runaway warming. They are called ‘feedbacks’ because they are self-reinforcing processes that are unleashed by the warming we have already caused, and which we cannot shut off even if we end all of our own emissions. If you don’t go into the feedbacks, then you can’t talk about runaway warming, and going to 4, 5 or 6 degrees C higher average global temperature, and hundreds of millions or billions of deaths. And if you don’t acknowledge that, then you will not treat this as the emergency it really is. Gwynne Dyer’s new book is ‘Growing Pains: The Future of Democracy (and Work)’.
Low turnout expected From Page 6 In 2011, only 34 per cent voted, while the high watermark of the last decade was set in 2008, when 38 per cent of eligible voters cast their ballots. Despite some of the hand wringing done by editorial writers across the province every election cycle, I tend to think low-voter turnout in municipal elections is actually quite understandable. The lack of defined political parities at the municipal level means that voters are forced to seek out information on candidates, rather than relying on their partisan identity. And as illustrated by the numbers which
kicked off this column, there are often far more candidates running in a municipal election than during a provincial or federal cycle. To determine the makeup of the next city council, voters in Merritt will be asked to select up to six candidates from a field of 11 — every single one of whom touted flood mitigation and economic development as some of their main priorities should they be elected. Don’t let anyone fool you into thinking democracy is easy. Results from municipal elections in 2008, 2011 and 2014 tell us that a candidate running for Merritt city council this year will
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Editor, Once again, it’s civic election time and the candidates are out in full force, each hoping to win a seat on the new council. To the individuals on the current council, I tip my hat. You have done a good job over the past four years, despite some difficult, challenging issues which have presented themselves for resolution. Thank you for your commitment and dedication. To the incumbents, I say good luck and good wishes to the other candidates for stepping up to the plate. Politics is not always easy, however there is often satisfaction of trying to help others as well as the efforts to elect change that give a political role both purpose and meaning. To the outgoing council I say your hard work did not go unrecognized and unappreciated. Well done. Bonnie Cowan Merritt
Slates have no place in local government Editor, Is Merritt ready to elect a slate in this upcoming municipal election? I have asked that question of quite a few Merritt residents in the past weeks. Most had no clue as to the meaning of the term ‘political slate.’ It means ‘a group of individuals running for election to a post or office, typically a group sharing the same set of political views.’ Much like political parties do in provincial and federal elections. You may even see such groups formed, and running in major cities. In smaller communities they are almost unheard of, and, in my opinion, that is the way it should remain. We have a group of candidates that have been meeting for months, discussing things they can do to change the way Merritt is run. Don’t get me wrong, there is always room for positive change but I don’t think Merritt would be well served by electing a group of candidates with common need in the ballpark of 900 votes to be elected. And the margin has been razor thin in recent memory too — in 2011, Alastair Murdoch squeaked onto to council with 917 votes, while Shelley Sanders was left off
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with 916. So to those of you who make it to the polls on Oct. 20, take pride in your civic accomplishments. Perhaps you waded through countless profiles and took in hours of meetings, shook hands with
goals. A ‘slate’ also suggests that individual candidates will ask their own supporters to vote for the others on the slate. For example, Candidate ‘A’ will ask his friends, family members, and supporters to also support candidates ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’, ‘E’, ‘F’ for council and ‘G’ for mayor. With such a process, weaker candidates could win positions, while stronger candidates, not in the slate, could go down to defeat. It also suggests that those on a slate would back proposals of fellow slate members just because they are of the same group. The voters of Merritt should be electing candidates that are always thinking of doing ‘the best for Merritt.’ That should always be the number one goal. The problem is who determines what is, ‘the best for Merritt?’ Just using provincial examples like the NDP, Liberal, Conservative and Green Parties, I would think most of us would agree, that each of those parties have totally different ideas as to what is best for B.C. and that each of those parties has its own support group. Can you imagine us electing a provincial legislature with only one of these parties winding up with political representation? It would be a disaster. Electing a ‘slate’ in Merritt could also be a disaster. Doug Beech Merritt the candidates and got to know a thing or two about their backgrounds. Or maybe you’re heading to the voting booth blind, deciding at the last minute which names have a leadership “ring” to them.
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Either way, your vote will help determine the future of your town for the next four years — for you, and for the two thirds of Merrittonians who won’t make it to the polls. So I hope you pick some winners. No pressure.
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“Merritt has too many gas stations”, the town council was told, by a representative of the Automotive Retailers Association of B.C. at the Council meeting last Thursday. Mr. Burgess stated that there were already too many retail automotive outlets in operation in Merritt, and not a sufficient volume of available business to support these outlets on a reasonable standard. “As a result of this situation, the present operators are forced into a position of maintaining very long hours for a very nominal return.” He pointed out several facts. One was stated in a study conducted by Dr. John H. Young, head of the department of Economics at UBC who said “that if 40 per cent of all service stations would close, the public needs could be met without difficulty.”
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Those visiting the Nicola Valley Hospital can now step inside the expanded and upgraded emergency room. Doors to the new emergency department — located beside the main entrance — are officially open as of Oct. 10 at 6:00 a.m. The change is part of the ongoing emergency department expansion and renovation project that began back in August 2017. According to a press release issued on behalf of Interior Health Authority (IHA), treatment areas are being relocated into the newly expanded section of the emergency department. In the meantime, construction is set to continue on the existing ER. “Features of the emergency room renovation and expansion include expanded trauma and treatment areas that will enhance patient safety and staff working conditions,” the release reads. “Other features include a covered ambulance bay with a dedicated
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ambulance entrance and confidential triage and registration spaces that will improve infection prevention and control measures.” The project is expected to have a positive impact on visitors as well as health care professionals, said Lorne Sisley, corporate director of facility management and operations for IHA. “That is actually one of the bigger pieces,” he said, noting staff now have the space and infrastructure in place to better assist visitors. They have been undergoing extensive training in preparation for the
opening, he said. The presence of the new building is significant for the community, added Sisley. “You’re going to have a level of confidence that this is a cutting-edge health care facility where you are getting good treatment,” he said. “Not that you weren’t before, but when you walk through that door, [the care] is based on current best practices of a emergency department.” An official grand opening will take place when the entire project is complete, according to Sisley which is expected this winter.
WHAT I LEARNED MY FIRST TERM ON COUNCIL: • A diverse Council of returning and new members is healthy. • Listen and pay attention to opposing views • Avoid a closed mind. • Code of Conduct- no criticism of each other or staff • Respectful • Expect to be disappointed if your Motion is not supported • Depend on experienced and qualified staff for information
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THOMPSON-NICOLA REGIONAL DISTRICT 2018 GENERAL LOCAL ELECTIONS NOTICE OF ELECTION BY VOTING
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY given to the electors of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District that elections by voting will be conducted for the office of Director in the following Electoral Areas and that the persons nominated as candidates and for whom votes will be received are as follows: ELECTORAL AREA “I” (BLUE SKY COUNTRY) “M” (BEAUTIFUL NICOLA VALLEY-NORTH)
CANDIDATE NAME MARINELLO, Daryll RICE, Steven LAIRD, David MURRAY, Linda M
RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS Electoral Area “I” Electoral Area “I” Electoral Area “M” Electoral Area “M”
ADDITIONAL ADVANCE VOTING OPPORTUNITIES Additional Advance Voting will be open to qualified electors at the following dates, times and locations: DATE HOURS LOCATION / ADDRESS ELECTORAL AREA “I” (BLUE SKY COUNTRY) October 12 2:00 - 2:45pm Sunnymeade Square, 4337 Central Ave., Walhachin 3:00 - 4:00pm Thompson Rivers Estates, Pinecrest Dr. & Trans Canada Hwy Junction October 18 4:30 - 6:00pm Post Office/Packing House Restaurant, 3705 Riverview Ave., Spences Bridge ELECTORAL AREA “M” (BEAUTIFUL NICOLA VALLEY-NORTH) October 18 12 :00 to 12:45pm Quilchena Hotel, 6500 Hwy 5A, Quilchena 1:30 - 2:30pm Courtesy Corner Store, 407 Hwy 8, Lower Nicola
GENERAL VOTING DAY General voting day will be open to qualified electors on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2018 at the following times and locations: HOURS LOCATION / ADDRESS ELECTORAL AREA “I” (BLUE SKY COUNTRY) 8:00am - 8:00pm Cache Creek Community Hall, 1270 Stage Rd., Cache Creek 8:00am - 8:00pm Ashcroft Community Hall, 409 Bancroft St., Ashcroft 8:00am - 8:00pm Lytton Municipal Office, 380 Main St., Lytton 8:00am - 8:00pm Archie Clemens Hall, 3641 Merritt/Hwy 8, Spences Bridge 4:00 - 6:00pm Walhachin Soldiers Memorial Hall, 4359 Central Ave., Walhachin ELECTORAL AREA “M” (BEAUTIFUL NICOLA VALLEY-NORTH) 8:00am - 8:00pm Merritt Civic Centre, 1950 Mamette Ave., Merritt 8:00am - 8:00pm Lower Nicola Community Hall, 2383 Aberdeen Rd., Lower Nicola 8:00 - 10:00am Quilchena General Store, 6520 Hwy 5A, Quilchena FURTHER INFORMATION
Don’t forget to bring 2 pieces of identification. Non-Resident Property Electors will require proof of property ownership and may require written consent to vote. For further information, visit elections.tnrd.ca or contact Carolyn Black, Chief Election Officer or Andrea Leite, Deputy Chief Election Officer at 250-377-8673 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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NICOLA VALLEY NEWS
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Committed to protecting and enhancing our rural lifestyle.
VOTE OCTOBER 20TH, 2018 NEARLY THERE Linda Brown recently donated $1,000 to the Nicola Valley Health Care Endowment Foundation (NVHCEF), an organization raising funds to furnish the new emergency room expansion at the Nicola Valley Hospital. Brown’s donation was in memoriam of her father Roy Brown. With the donation, the NVHCEF has raised $400,000 to date — approaching their goal of $550,000. Photo courtesy of Kerstin Auer
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SMALL BUSINESS WEEK OCTOBER 14 - 20, 2018
Join CFDC and their partners in helping to promote small business in the community. The following events are FREE to the public to attend. Increase your knowledge and help your business grow. RESURGENCE OF DOWNTOWN
BUSINESS AFTER BUSINESS
Hosted By: Community Futures Nicola Valley Faciliated By: Mae Ketter What is our next step? A roundtable discuss to talk about the tools and strategies we can use to get our downtown moving in the right direction. Bring your ideas and be ready to brainstorm. Monday October 15, 2018 from 6pm to 8pm in the Merritt Civic Centre located at 1950 Mamette Ave.
Hosted By: Community Futures Nicola Valley To celebrate Small Business Week, Community Futures Nicola Valley invites you to attend our Community BBQ. Join us on Wednesday October 17, 2018 from 11:30am to 1:30pm for a hot dog and a drink by donation right outside our office located at 2185B Voght Street. Community Futures will match all donations and the proceeds will go towards supporting the Cold Weather Shelter. Thank you to Save on Foods for providing the hot dogs. Also thank you in advance to all the volunteers that will make this event possible.
Hosted By: Community Futures Nicola Valley Community Futures Nicola Valley invites you to attend our business after business. It is the best way to make connections within the Merritt Business community. Bring your business cards and be ready to network with the local stakeholders. Join us on Thursday October 18, 2018, from 6pm to 8:30pm in the Community Room - City Hall, 2185 Voght Street. Appetizers will be served.
GRANTS FOR FIRST NATIONS Presented By: Tyrone Joseph from All Nations Trust Would you like to know what Grants are available through All Nations Trust? This workshop will provide information on support for funding and financing small business and community business projects. We’ll review eligibility requirements, eligible project expenses and activities, business planning, and funding and financing examples will be provided. Join us on Tuesday October 16, 2018 from 6pm to 8pm in the Community Room-City Hall at 2185 Voght Street.
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH:
READY TO START YOUR BUSINESS MINI-WORKSHOP Presented by: Julie Bayman This workshop will provide you with the top 5 factors to consider when starting your own business. Selfemployment assessment, market surveys, business plan top tips and more! Join us on Thursday October 18 from 4:30pm to 6pm in the Community Room-City Hall located at 2185 Voght Street.
OPEN HOUSE Hosted by: Merritt Chamber of Commerce What is the Chamber of Commerce? What are the main objectives of the Chamber of Commerce? What are the benefits to join the Chamber of Commerce? The answer to these and more questions, The Merritt and District Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend their Open House on Friday October 19, 2018 from 11:30am to 2:00pm at the Community Room-City Hall located at 2185 Voght Street. Come and meet some of our newest Board Members. Light refreshments will be served.
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October 11, 2018
PROVINCIAL NEWS OVERDOSE CRISIS
B.C. pursuing opioid court case Attorney General David Eby models pharmaceutical case on long-running tobacco action. Tom Fletcher BLACK PRESS
The B.C. government is pressing ahead with a class-action lawsuit against multinational drug companies, based on a
health-costs case against tobacco companies that still drags on 20 years after it was filed. Attorney General David Eby introduced legislation that intends to speed up the presentation of evidence
showing medical and other costs to the province. It also attempts to shift the burden of proof to pharmaceutical companies that their marketing and distribution of opioid painkillers didn’t lead to harm
and health costs to the province. Eby acknowledged that the opioid case could take as long as the tobacco lawsuit, launched by the previous NDP government in 1997 with similar legislation to back it up. Opposition MLAs questioned taking on a new set of open-ended legal costs. “The concern is, how much are they going to spend on legal fees rather than helping people, because this will only bear fruit a decade from now, whereas people are dying today,” said B.C. Liberal leader
Andrew Wilkinson, a former doctor and lawyer who practised medical-related law. In the legislature, Mental Health and Addictions Minister Judy Darcy gave examples of the advertising used by Purdue Pharma, which halted its advertising in Canada in June at the request of the federal government. Purdue’s opioid painkiller Oxycontin was a market leader that ended up sold as a street drug with the nickname “hillbilly heroin.” Darcy told the legislature of a May 2007
settlement in Virginia, where Purdue admitted misleading marketing and paid $600 million in criminal and civil settlements. B.C. has led Canada in the number of over-
dose deaths as opioid addiction has climbed across North America.
More online at merrittherald.com, search ‘ROBINSON’
The Nicola Valley Transportation Society will be holding it’s
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., downstairs in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall. The meeting is open to everyone who is interested in finding out about the Merritt Transit System. You must be a member in good standing and hold a 2018 membership to vote.
Membership applications are available by calling 250-378-4080, or by signing up at the annual meeting.
B.C. marijuana rules say where you can’t smoke or vape
New applications will then be brought forward at the next regular meeting. Membership fee is $5.00 per year.
Fine set at $230 for smoking cannabis, only $58 for vaping. Tom Fletcher BLACK PRESS
The B.C. government has released its marijuana use and licensing details, with less than two weeks to go before recreational cannabis becomes legal across Canada on Oct. 17. The rules are similar to those restricting tobacco use in the province, with no smoking or vaping cannabis within six metres of doorways, windows, bus stops and shelters or air intakes for public buildings. The provincial fine for smoking cannabis in a prohibited place is set at $230, but only $58 for vaping. No recreational cannabis products can be used on school property, but licensed medical cannabis can be used at school. Beyond schools, indoor use can be allowed in designated areas. That includes hotel rooms if the hotel permits it, as well as designated rooms in hospitals, assisted living or retirement facilities. Regional or municipal parks are off limits,
except for designated campsites. Cannabis can also be used in recreational vehicles, campers and trailers if they are parked off the road where camping is allowed and being used as a private residence. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth also confirmed that B.C.’s seven per cent sales tax will apply to all sales of cannabis products, medical and recreational. That’s in addition to the GST,
federal excise tax and 15 per cent wholesale markup applied by the Liquor Distribution Branch, B.C.’s monopoly legal wholesaler and online retailer. Asked about reports from some licensed producers that they will not have enough of popular varieties to meet demand of legalization, Farnworth acknowledged that not all the 150 strains the LDB contracted to open with will be available immediately.
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Nicola Valley FILM SOCIETY presents... Monday, October 15, 2018 7:00pm at the NVIT Lecture Theatre
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THURSDAY, October 11, 2018 • 11
NICOLA VALLEY NEWS THANKSGIVING DAY
Local stores chip in for feast at Diamond Vale School aims to strengthen community bonds through food. Dara Hill THE MERRITT HERALD
As the lunch bell rang at Diamond Vale Elementary on Oct. 4, students from kindergarten through to Grade 7 gathered to gobble down a special turkey lunch. The event was designed to provide each child with an opportunity to enjoy a meal with their friends and teachers, said Kevin McGifford, the school’s principal. “This year, we wanted to encourage community building with our students and decided that a turkey luncheon would allow us to make sure that all of our students would be able to have this experience,” he wrote to the Herald in an email. The principal said he reached out to Extra Foods and Save-On Foods in Merritt for support, and both grocery stores donated two turkeys for the luncheon. “We purchased the potatoes, buns, and gravy through our community link dollars and staff gathered together to have an afternoon of potato peeling,” he added. Mayor Neil Menard attended the celebration and addressed the school. He encouraged students to never give up, encourage others, and do their best. McGifford also shared his appreciation for the mayor, staff, parent volunteers and local businesses who supported the luncheon. “We look forward to having more community building events this school year,” he said, noting they are planning a potluck dinner for December. “We were very pleased with how well our students behaved during the luncheon and all those who were willing to help make it a success.”
Wednesday, October 17th - 6 to 8 pm Sample local and international brews paired with appetizers that bring out the aromas & flavours. House hand crafted appetizers, featuring the talents of Chef, Don Baron.
Reps from: Red Collar Brewery, Molsons, Labatts, Left Field Cider and Merritt Liquor Store It’s the best bang for your buck this year! $20.00 advance - $25.00 at the door.
Students from every grade at Diamond Vale Elementary gathered for a community lunch on Oct. 4 Dara Hill/Herald
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Early Closure October 18
All locations will be closing early at 2:00 pm.
We’re celebrating International Credit Union Day with our members, and by lending a hand in the community. We call it our Day of Difference. Members are invited to join us for treats and gifts. Then at 2:00 pm we’ll close up early so our insurance and credit union staff can clean, paint, cook, garden and just generally help out those community organizations who work tirelessly for the benefit of us all.
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Lot 1 ABERDEEN ROAD Developers take note! This flat 10 acre property is zoned for 1/2 acre lots with Lower Nicola Waterworks system running through the property for easy water hookup. There are also easements for roadways that would connect to existing roads already in place! This could be approx. 13 half acre lots that would have to have septic systems installed on each site which would be at the responsibilNEW ity of buyers. Developers would be required to do perk tests on each lot as part of the subdivision process. Property is zoned R2 These .5 acre lots would be extremely attractive to buyers as they are located less than 10 minutes from town and bare land of that size is extremely difficult to find!
FIRE PREVENTION WEEK OCTOBER 7TH - 13TH, 2018
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THANK YOU FROM THE JONES FAMILY! This letter is to acknowledge all of the incredible people of Merritt/Nicola Lake (all volunteers!) who risked life and limb trying to save our home from a fire which started in our neighbourâ€™s garage on the morning of October 3, 2018, on Monck Park Road. We are so thankful no one was hurt. We would also like to thank those of you who helped in other ways, bringing food and water and offering your own homes to us as well as moral support. There really are no words to describe how grateful we are to each and every one of you. The outpouring of love and support from family, friends and complete strangers has been beyond humbling. While many of your names are unknown to us at present, we intend to find out and thank you personally. For now we want you to know how much we appreciate you all! Also a big thanks to the Merritt Fire Department for their help in extinguishing the fire. Sincerely, Jason, Naomi, Hailey & Jack
PREVENTION WEEK OCTOBER 7 - 13
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❑ Pets are kept off cooking surfaces and nearby countertops to prevent them from knocking things onto burners. ❑ Food that is simmering, baking, roasting, or boiling is being checked on by someone in the home.
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Heaters ❑ Anything that can burn is kept at least 3 feet (1 metre) away from heating equipment. ❑ Children are kept 3 feet (1 metre) away from open fires and space heaters. ❑ Heating equipment and chimneys are cleaned and inspected every year by a qualified professional. ❑ Portable heaters are turned off when leaving the room or going to bed. ❑ The fireplace has a sturdy screen to stop sparks from flying around the room.
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❑ All electrical work is done by a qualified electrician. ❑ Only one heat-producing appliance is plugged into a receptacle outlet at a time. Extension cords are not used. ❑ Electrical cords are checked to make sure they are not running across doorways or under carpets.
LISTEN for the sound of the alarm A working smoke alarm will clue you in that you need to escape. Fire moves fast. You could have only minutes to get out safely once the smoke alarm sounds. ❑ Make sure everyone in your home knows the sound of the smoke alarm and understands what to do when they hear it. ❑ Children, older adults, and people with disabilities may need assistance to wake up and get out. ❑ When the smoke alarm sounds, get out and stay out. ❑ Go to your outside meeting place. Call 9-1-1 or the fire department. ❑ Never go back inside for people, pets or things.
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4) CANDLES • Do you leave lit candles unattended? Yes No • within reach of children? Yes No • accessible to pets? Yes No • near drapes or other flammable objects? Yes No • in wood or plastic candle-holders? Yes No • in unstable candle-holders? Yes No
5) SMOKE DETECTOR • Do you ever remove the battery from your smoke detector to stop it from going off? Yes No • Has it been more than one year since you last checked the batteries in your smoke detector? Yes No
On our IQ test, zero is the best score. If you answered “no” to each of our questions, then you have an inflammability quotient of zero. Congratulations! Your score indicates that, with your kind of vigilance, your home is safe.
3) OUTLETS AND EXTENSION CORDS • Do you leave one or more extension cords permanently plugged in? Yes No • Do you have electrical wiring passing under your carpet? Yes No • Do you sometimes overload your outlets? Yes No • Do you use an extension cord even though it seems damaged? Yes No
For each “yes”, add five points and calculate your score. If you scored above 20, let it be a reminder to be more careful. Review the questions to which you answered “yes” and try to correct the situation.
2) COOKING WITH OIL • Do you fry food in anything other than a deep fryer? Yes No • Do you keep a pot’s lid out of reach when cooking? Yes No • Do you set the stove to mediumhigh heat when heating cooking oil? Yes No • Do you salt food over the fryer? Yes No • Do you leave the kitchen when you’re cooking? Yes No • Do you wear long-sleeved or loosefitting clothes when cooking? Yes No
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1) SMOKING • Do you smoke while lying on the couch or in bed? Yes No • Do you place your ashtray directly on your sofa or bed? Yes No • Do you throw out cigarette butts and ashes in the garbage without wetting them first? Yes No • Do you leave lit cigarettes unattended? Yes No
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CITY OF MERRITT’S
FIRE & RESCUE TEAM THANK YOU FROM US ALL FOR YOUR HARD WORK AND DEDICATION
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DAVID TOMKINSON, Fire Chief
AARON CLARKE, Firefighter
BRETT ROULSTON, Firefighter
BILL MORTON, Captain
BOB WILSON, Firefighter
BRANDON TAYLOR, Firefighter
CARL JOHNSTON, Lieutenant
CORY WOODS, Firefighter
BRENT MANNING, Firefighter
DARRELL FINNIGAN, Battalion Chief
CATLIN KING, Firefighter
DEAN FINNIGAN, Battalion Chief
DEBBIE TANCSA, Firefighter
ASHLEY CORRIGAN, Firefighter
DYLAN ROLOSON, Firefighter
DUSTIN RUBNER, Firefighter
LIAM MORTON, Firefighter
JAY MOSLEY, Battalion Chief
JEFF JOHNSON, Captain
MICHAEL FERRADA Lieutenant
MEAGAN KING, Firefighter
NATHAN RUSSELL, Firefighter
PHILLIP DONCASTER, Firefighter
RANI HOTHI, Firefighter
SHERRY PETERSON, Fire Chaplain
RYAN VERHOOG Captain
STEVE HILL, Captain
STEVEN REMPEL, Firefighter
TODD NAGATA, Lieutenant
JESSE WRIGHT, Firefighter
SASHA TWERDUN Firefighter
STU MILNE, Firefighter
DAWN ARMITAGE, Firefighter
TYLER STEEL, Firefighter
DARREN PRESTON, Firefighter
GARETH TILT, Firefighter
HELPING SAVE LIVES
GREG HODSON, Firefighter
KARLEY SNETSINGER, Firefighter
KRISTA MINAR, Firefighter
QUINN POOLEY, Firefighter
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Road wins keep Cents on top Cole Wagner THE MERRITT HERALD
A fifth of the way through the BCHL season, the Merritt Centennials continue to lean on their veteran players to keep them competitive in the BCHL’s Interior division. So far, the strategy has paid dividends as the Cents were on top of the ultra-competitive Interior after 12 games through to Oct.
Oct. 5: Centennials 4 Alberni Valley 3 Oct. 6: Centennials 2 Cowichan Valley 4 Oct. 7: Centennials 4 Surrey 3 Next game: Oct. 12 vs. West Kelowna at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena 10. A three-game road trip over the Thanksgiving long weekend proved fruitful for the Cents, as
they picked up a pair of wins over Alberni Valley and Surrey. Cents forward Nick Granowicz in particular enjoyed a produc-
Four points in three games
tive trip, as he tallied three goals and one assist in three nights. On Friday, against the Bulldogs he had a goal and an assist, and was recognized as the game’s first star. He followed that up with a game-tying goal against the Cowichan Valley Capitals before they stormed back and took the game 4-2, and
on Sunday he pocketed the goal that would be the eventual game-winner against the Eagles. His efforts earned him the attention of the BCHL, which recognized Granowicz with an honourable mention in this week’s Player of the Week column. Granowicz has 14 points through 12 games with Merritt, which landed him in the top ten for scoring across the BCHL. He sits one point back of Bradley Cocca for the team lead. Merritt played one more game on the road on Oct. 10 in Penticton — the results of which were not available before press time. -with files from Jared Thomas
BCHL STANDINGS to Oct. 10 INTERIOR DIVISION Team
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Merritt Trail West Kelowna Salmon Arm Penticton Vernon Wenatchee
12 7 5 0 0 14 11 5 3 3 0 13 11 5 5 0 1 12 10 5 4 1 0 11 9 5 4 0 0 10 10 4 4 2 0 10 11 5 6 0 0 10
MAINLAND DIVISION Team
GP W L OTL OTW PTS
Chilliwack Coquitlam Prince George Langley Surrey
12 8 3 0 1 18 13 8 5 0 0 16 11 7 3 1 0 15 10 6 4 0 0 12 12 2 9 0 1 6
ISLAND DIVISION Team
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Victoria Powell River Alberni Valley Nanaimo Cowichan Valley
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THE SPORTS TICKER
What’s happening in and around the Nicola Valley
Merritt Secondary School junior girls volleyball 5:00 p.m. at MSS
Merritt Centennials vs. West Kelowna 7:00 p.m. at Nicola Valley Memorial Arena
Minor Midget AAA tournament Nicola Valley Memorial Arena and Shulus Arena
Merritt Centennials vs. Cowichan Valley 7:00 p.m. at Nicola Valley Memorial Arena
Merritt Secondary School senior girls volleyball 5:00 p.m. at MSS
Merritt Centennials vs. Salmon Arm 7:00 p.m. at Nicola Valley Memorial Arena
Regular Sessions Pickleball CHECKERED FLAG The racing season at the Merritt Speedway came to a close on Oct. 6 and 7 as the Merritt Stock Car Association hosted the annual Bill John Memorial. More photos and results online at MerrittHerald.com. Bill Stowell/Herald
Merritt vs Centennials
Mon, Wed, Fri, CMS gym, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. Tues, Thurs, Civic Centre, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
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Cowichan Valley Capitals Sunday, October 14 - 2 pm
Sponsored by A&W - Come meet the Root Bear with the family
• SUNDAY GAMES ARE FAMILY DAYS - 2 adults, 2 students or kids for $20 at the door • Fans will get a free root-beer at the door, and then the Cents will help them build a combo; if the Cents score 2 goals, it’s upgraded to free fries, and if the Cents score 4 goals, it’s upgraded to a free burger as well. • A&W raffles in the mezzanine with proceeds to support MS
FOR TICKETS DROP BY 2001C VOGHT ST, OR AT THE GATE ON GAMEDAY.
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presents “Hochelaga: Land Of Souls” rated 14A on Monday, Oct. 15 at 7 pm at the NVIT Lecture Theatre. Tickets and memberships available at the door. For more information phone 250-378-3974.
is a winter outreach program at St Michael’s community Hall, 1990 Chapman Street from 10:30 am to 2 pm starting Friday, Nov. 2. To bring this program back, we need a few helping hands so we can provide lunch, games, conversation and music-musicians please bring your songs, instruments and voices for playing, jamming and singing. If you would like to be part of this, please call/text Michael at 250-315-7454.
SNOW REMOVAL MEETING
Come to the snow removal meeting on Oct. 25 at 7 pm at the Senior Citizen Center to discuss the upcoming presentation to City Council on Nov. 13. Bring photos and videos of the past winters snowfall. For more information call Nell Veale at 250-378-4057.
to be held on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 11am - 4pm & Sunday, Oct. 7 from noon to 4 pm at the Historic Murray Church on Hwy. 5A North at Upper Nicola.
LARGE RUMMAGE SALE
Clothes and misc items. Trinity United Church Hall corner 1899 Quilchena Ave and Chapman St. Friday, Oct. 12 and Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10 am - 3 pm.
CHANGE IN SERVICE DATE
For this month only, Merritt Lutheran Fellowship will meet for worship on the “second Sunday of the month.” We will be at St. Michael’s Parish Hall on Sunday, Oct. 14 for our 1 pm service.
DROP IN CENTER FOR ELDERS
The Conayt Friendship Society located at 1964 Quilchena Ave. has a drop-in center for Elders every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Snacks and light lunches are provided. Elders are welcome to assist in preparing menu and lunch. A sign-in sheet is at the front office. Elders can provide suggested menus and lunch to reception at the attention of the Executive Director. Join us Thursday-Saturday from 12-6 p.m.. See our current art show or join us for our Friday workshops, different arts and artists, from tea and talk to mosaics, drawing, etc. For what’s new this week at the Gallery and the NVAC check our website nicolavalleyartscouncil.com Or call 250-378-6515 or 250-315-3437.
Weekly schedule is as follows: Monday: senior exercises 10:00 a.m., cribbage 1:30 p.m. Tuesday: bingo 1 p.m., doors open at 11:00 a.m. bridge 7 p.m. Wednesday: carpet bowling 1:30 p.m., court whist 7 p.m., free swim at the pool 9 - 10 a.m. Thursday: floor curling 1 p.m., floor curling (physically challenged) 10 a.m. second and fourth Thursday, 3 - 5 p.m. floor and table shuffleboard. Friday: rummoli and games 7 p.m. Last Friday of the month: pot luck supper 5:30 p.m. Drop-ins are held: 1st and 3rd Mondays, 10 am - 12:30 pm, Friday and Saturday from 10 am - 3 pm where refreshements are served, games are played and we socialize. The seconde Friday of each month at 1:30 pm we have a general meeting. We also have a games room that has a pool table, snooker table, shuffleboard table, a small library consisting of books, puzzles and DVD’s. We have just upgraded our horseshoe pits. This is available anytime the Center is open.
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Adult Male - Wolf-hybrid He is kind but fearful, he loves other dogs and would be happiest in a rural environment with an adult family that is quiet, gentle and understanding. Previous experience with this breed is a must. Prior to applying to adopt please ensure your area has no restrictions on adopting this breed. Donations can be to made to The Angel’s Animal Rescue Society at The Interior Savings Credit Union, Account #1193739.
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Are you interested in losing weight sensibly, then you may want to come to TOPS. We meet Tuesdays at United Church Hall, 1899 Quilchena. For information call 250-378-5225. Weigh-in from 7:45 a.m. until 8:45 with meetings from 9 - 9:30 am.
Lawn bowling starts early May, every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at 7 pm. For more info call 250-378-2095.
We’ve got all you need at Purity Feed
Horse, Poultry, Livestock & Pet Supplies KAMLOOPS: 471 Okanagan Way 250-372-2233
Merritt Hospice is calling for volunteers to support Palliative Care Clients and their families and to support those who are grieving. Volunteers are also needed for administrative duties such a fund raising, community events and serve as board members. Contact Jill Sanford at 250-378-4577 for more information.
THE MERRITT CHAPTER OF THE VINTAGE CAR CLUB OF CANADA
MERRITT: 1690 Voght Street 250-378-4432
THE CHURCHES OF MERRITT WELCOME YOU Crossroads Community Church
2990 Voght St. • 250-378-2911• Service Time: Sundays 10:00 a.m.
Merritt Baptist Church
2499 Coutlee Ave. (Corner of Coutlee and Orme) • 250-378-2464 Service Time/ Sunday School: Sunday 10:00 a.m.
Merritt Lutheran Fellowship
Invites all persons interested in restoring and enjoying vintage vehicles to join us at our monthly meeting held at the Anglican Church Hall, 1990 Chapman Street, at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month. Vintage car ownership is not required. Call Ted Lund at 250-3784195 for more information.
in St. Michael's Anglican Hall • 250-378-9899 Service Time: 3rd Sunday each month 1:00 p.m.
Nicola Valley Evangelical Free Church 1950 Maxwell St. • 250-378-9502 Service Time: Sundays 10:00 a.m.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Corner of Jackson & Blair • 250-378-2919 • Mass Time: Sundays 9:00 a.m.
Playing M/W/F: 8:30-11:30am, Sport Box, Central Park (2975 Voght Street) T/TH: 6:30-8:00pm, Merritt Civic Centre (1950 Mamette Ave) Great fun and exercise, drop-ins welcome. Demo paddles and instruction available. FMI call Brian 250-378-7452 or Gary 250-280-0105
Seventh Day Adventist Church
2190 Granite Ave. • 250-378-2339 Bible Study: 9:30 • Service Time: Saturdays 11:00 a.m.
St. Michael’s Anglican Church
1990 Chapman St. • 250-378-3772 Service times: Sundays at 10am (no service on the 5th Sunday)
Trinity United Church
Corner of Quilchena & Chapman • 250-378-5735 Service Time/ Sunday School (K - Gr. 4) - 10 am
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 2451 Spring Bank Ave • 250-378-5603 Worship Service Sunday -10 am • Sunday School -11:10 am Bible Study - 6:45 to 7:45 pm Wednesdays
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Misc. for Sale For Sale, Tempo-611T Tread Mill. Used 3 Times Only Retails For $1,800.00 Selling for $320.00. Call John (mornings) (250) 378 - 6138
Exilda Paquette In loving memory of Mamere who passed away October 11, 2016. As leaves wither and fall from the tree :HDUHUHPLQGHGRIKRZĂ HHWLQJOLIHFDQEH You left us with memories we hold so dear <RXDUHPLVVHGHYHUPRUHHDFKSDVVLQJ\HDU 5HPHPEHUHGZLWKPXFKORYHE\\RXUIDPLO\
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Jerry SUCHARYNA SUCHARYNA Jerry Leonard: February 24, 1969-September 15, 2018. With broken hearts we share that Jerry passed away peacefully in his wifeâ€™s arms surrounded by family. Beloved husband and best friend to Megan, proud father of Parker of Edmonton AB, Connor (Brittny) of Merritt BC and Spencer of Simcoe ON. Loving son of Leonard and Judith. He adored his precious nieces. Known for his faith in Jehovah and his desire to help the young ones succeed. He received multiple national and international awards in Economic Development, and was D IULHQG WR PDQ\ DW 1RUIRON &RXQW\ RIĂ€FHV :H desperately miss his smile, his laugh and positivity but anxiously await seeing Jerry again. Cremation has taken place. SOUTH COAST FUNERAL AND CREMATION ALTERNATIVES INC., 71 Norfolk St. N., Simcoe in care of arrangements. Sincere thanks to our dear friends and family here and out west, OPP and paramedics, Dr. Martin-Godelie, Nancy and Maureen for ongoing support and comfort after this tragedy. Memorial services open to all at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovahâ€™s Witnesses Saturday, October 13 at 3 PM 692 Queensway W, Simcoe. www.southcoastfuneralservice.com
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DOCTOR JIM STEFFANâ€™S family will be hosting a Celebration of Life, Saturday, October 20, from 2 - 5 PM at the Best Western Plus in Merritt. lieu of flowers please donate to the SPCA or a charity of your choice.
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The Opportunity: The Scwâ€™exmx Child and Family Services Society (SCFSS) is seeking to employ an enthusiastic individual to work as Aboriginal Child and Youth Mental Health Wellness &RRUGLQDWRUZLWKLQWKH0HUULWW2IĂ€FH7KH&<0+:&UHSRUWV to our SCFSS Practice Manager and will collaborate closely our CYMH Clinician to build capacity within communities, respond to children/youth with emotional/behavioral disorders and to their families and/or caregivers. Active FDVHĂ€OHPDLQWHQDQFHDQGPDQDJHPHQWPHHWLQJVSHFLĂ€F standards is a core and critical function of this role. (GXFDWLRQDQG([SHULHQFH â€˘ An undergraduate degree in Child and Youth Mental Health, Social Work or Psychiatric Nursing or an equivalent combination of education and experience â€˘ Energetic and self-motivated with demonstrated written, oral and presentations skills â€˘ Understanding of social, economic, political and historical concerns in urban and Aboriginal communities â€˘ 7ZR\HDUVH[SHULHQFHZRUNLQJVSHFLĂ€FDOO\LQPHQWDO health and/or child and youth mental health services â€˘ Experience working with First Nations community, family, youth and children â€˘ Working knowledge of computer software including MS RIĂ€FH:RUG([FHO$FFHVVDQG3RZHU3RLQW â€˘ A reliable vehicle and a valid class 5 driverâ€™s license and willingness to obtain class 4 â€˘ Criminal records check required â€˘ $ELOLW\WRZRUNĂ H[LEOHKRXUVZKLFKZLOOLQFOXGHVRPH evenings and weekends. â€˘ Aboriginal ancestry preferred Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, SUHIHUHQFH PD\ EH JLYHQ WR TXDOLĂ€HG DSSOLFDQWV RI Aboriginal ancestry. Your interest in contributing as part of our team at a great organization in a leadership role begins with submitting your cover letter and resume as one document saved as (your last name resume - ACYMHWC Oct 2018) before 2FWREHU 15, 2018 with the email or fax subject line as â€œ$SSO\LQJ WR $&<0+:&2FWâ€? to: RSSRUWXQLWLHV#VFZH[P[FRP
Responsibilities: â€˘ Connects and collaborates with appropriate referral sources â€˘ Conduct intakes â€˘ Conduct mental health assessments and develop assessment reports â€˘ Conduct provisional DSM diagnosis â€˘ Develop and execute treatment plans â€˘ Maintain appropriate Clinical and administrative records Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: â€˘ Awareness of First Nations culture and issues affecting First Nations families and communities â€˘ Develop and maintain working knowledge and relationships with natural partners and supports in the communities â€˘ Demonstrated expertise and knowledge in Clinical Mental Health assessment, diagnosis and treatment â€˘ Ability to conduct suicide assessments and assist with crisis interventions â€˘ Comfortable with conducting both Psycho-educational and treatment focused group sessions to various ages â€˘ Excellent interpersonal and communication skills Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, SUHIHUHQFH PD\ EH JLYHQ WR TXDOLĂ€HG DSSOLFDQWV RI Aboriginal ancestry. Your interest in contributing as part of our team at a great organization in a leadership role begins with submitting your cover letter and resume as one document saved as (your last name resume - PracM Oct 2018) before October 15, 2018 with the email or fax subject line as â€œApplying to ACYAMHC Oct 2018â€? to: email@example.com Attn: Yvonne Hare, Executive Director 2975 Clapperton Ave. Merritt, B.C. V1K 1G2 Tel: (250) 378-2771 â€˘ Fax: (250) 378-2799 Scwâ€™exmx Child & Family Services Society thanks all those who apply, however, only candidates selected to interview will be contacted.
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Scwâ€™exmx Child & Family Services Society Our Children Our Responsibility
The Opportunity: Scwâ€™exmx Child and Family Services Society (SCFSS) is seeking a highly motivated and dynamic individual to join our team as an Aboriginal Child - Youth and Adult Mental Health (ACYAMH) Clinician. As an integral member of a multi-disciplinary team, the Clinician will provide culturally appropriate services and information which enhance the relationships and wellness of children, youth, adults and IDPLOLHVZKRDUHH[SHULHQFLQJVLJQLĂ€FDQWFKDOOHQJHVLQWKH Merritt area.
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Full Time â€“ Child and Family Community Planner Starting rate $ 33.60 per hour - 35 hour work week - $61,152.00 per annum &RPSUHKHQVLYHEHQHĂ€WSDFNDJH Non-standard work hours â€“ evenings and weekends may be required. Our vision is to work collaboratively to facilitate opportunities for our children, families and communities to achieve their full potential and realize a healthy quality of life through the expression of our ancestral beliefs, values and instructions. Scwâ€™exmx Child and Family Services Society (SCFSS) has been providing child protection and support services to the Nicola Valley (Merritt, B.C.) since 1994. Please learn more about usZZZVFZH[P[FRP and Merritt, B.C. ZZZPHUULWWFD The Opportunity: Scwâ€™exmx Child and Family Services Society (SCFSS) is seeking a highly motivated and dynamic individual to join our team as a Child and Family Community Planner (CFCP). Reporting to the Executive Director, the CFCP functions with a high degree of independence and operates in an environment ZKHUHWKHUHLVVLJQLĂ€FDQWHQJDJHPHQWDQGLQWHUDFWLRQZLWK stakeholders, including First Nation communities, community partners, children and families. The position includes cultural research, needs assessment, development, implementation, and communication of policy and procedure development. The CFCP will participate in a wide variety of policy/research tables to monitor implementation of new policy, programs and initiatives on behalf of SCFSS.
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KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: â€˘ Conveys new ideas contributing to organizational forward-thinking approaches â€˘ Excellent interviewing and needs assessment skills â€˘ Works independently and collaboratively building effective interpersonal relationships â€˘ 3URĂ€FLHQWXVLQJPXOWLSOHFRPSXWHUSURJUDPVLQFOXGLQJ creating data bases â€˘ Self-regulates time management, meets deadlines, attention to detail with solid accuracy â€˘ Integrates Indigenous beliefs, values, knowledge as a best practice in all their work EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: â€˘ Degree in social work, public administration, business administration, social sciences, or equivalent degree. (TXLYDOHQWTXDOLĂ€FDWLRQVZLWKDWOHDVW\HDUVRI experience working in an Aboriginal environment will be considered. â€˘ Experience in conducting research, coordinating complex projects, including experience either leading or participating in multi-stakeholder initiatives â€˘ Conceptualizes, analyzes, investigates, and reports on a wide variety of issues â€˘ Experience in the development of legislation, regulation, policy as well as the preparation of funding proposals and policy implementations â€˘ Familiarity with Aboriginal child and family services agencies and processes is an asset â€˘ Demonstrated knowledge of local cultural Aboriginal practices and protocols â€˘ Experience working with Aboriginal communities understands the historical concerns in Aboriginal communities â€˘ A valid BC class 5 driverâ€™s license and criminal record check are mandatory Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, SUHIHUHQFH PD\ EH JLYHQ WR TXDOLĂ€HG DSSOLFDQWV RI Aboriginal ancestry. Your interest in contributing as part of our team at a great organization begins with submitting your cover letter and resume as one document (saved as â€œyour last nameâ€?) before October 12, 2018 with the email or fax subject line as â€œApplying to CFCP Sept 2018â€? to: RSSRUWXQLWLHV#VFZH[P[FRP $WWQ<YRQQH+DUH([HFXWLYH'LUHFWRU 2975 Clapperton Ave. Merritt, B.C. V1K 1G2 7HO Â‡)D[ Scwâ€™exmx Child & Family Services Society thanks all those who apply, however, only candidates selected to interview will be contacted.
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2018 WESTERN CANADA RETAILER OF THE YEAR -
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TWO HOUR SALE
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Merritt Centennials Booster Club hot dog sale by donation from 11 - 2 PM,
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