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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 • MERRITT NEWSPAPERS
REVVED UP RAFFLE Merrittonians Don and Karen Cowie got lucky on Friday the 13th and won the 2013 Kamloops and District Crime Stoppers car raffle. The Cowies were in Italy attending a wedding when the draw was made and have just returned home to Merritt. The pair received the keys to their new vehicle from Kamloops and District Crime Stoppers Society president Lee Dodds (right). Submitted
Tentative deal reached for school support workers By Michael Potestio THE HERALD
A tentative deal that will see school support workers receive a 3.5 per cent raise has been reached between the Canadian Union of Public Employees (the union representing education support staff) and the B.C. Public Schools Employers Association. The two groups announced they’ve reached an agreement under the 2012 Co-operative Gains Mandate last week. The provincial framework for the deal was reached on Wednesday for the 27,000 kindergarten to
Grade 12 CUPE education support staff, who have been without a contract for a year. The two-year agreement provides a one per cent increase dating from July 1, 2012; a two per cent increase on Feb. 1, 2014 and the 0.5 per cent on May 1, 2014. The new agreement is retroactive and will expire just over nine months from now. Local CUPE president Wade Thompson said the deal still needs to be ratified by the union members, and he hopes to set up a date to ratify the deal within the week.
Thompson said the union has a good relationship with School District 58 and doesn’t believe ratifying the deal will be a problem. “We’re cautiously optimistic and the reality of the situation is we’re here for the kids, we work with the kids, we’re about the kids,” Thompson said, noting the general consensus is not to have a strike. Each school district board will need to meet with their local CUPE chapter and formulate an agreement dealing with all of their local issues to create a final agreement which each side will need
to ratify. The school district will need to find the funding to incorporate the new raise and have its school trustees approve the plan before sending it to the Ministry of Education for approval. The deadline to ratify the agreement is Dec. 20. School District 58 superintendent Bob Peacock said every district needs to come up with a savings plan to show where in their budgets the money for the raise will come from. “That’s the process that we’re now in, to take a look at our budget and see where we can get ongoing
savings,” Peacock said, noting the savings will need to be ongoing to incorporate the raise for each year. Peacock said he has some ideas on how the school district will accommodate the raise in their budget, but preferred not to mention those ideas until they are discussed with the trustees. “I would say at the most, in two weeks, we’d like to be moving forward with it,” Peacock said. He said he’s happy the organizations have a deal in place. “Any time you can get labour peace without disrupting the school system
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Man seeks witnesses in hit and run By Emily Wessel THE HERALD
A man who’s new to the Merritt area is seeking witnesses after he says he was the victim in a hit and run at the intersection of Voght Street and Quilchena Avenue on Sept. 13. Edward Deane said he was crossing Quilchena Avenue to go to the CIBC when a truck struck him during a right turn on a red light from Quilchena to go north on Voght Street. “I was halfway through the intersection and the driver was stopped in a white pickup truck, and then he went and drove straight into me,” Deane said. “I looked at him in the face with disbelief and he covered his face and took off.” Deane said he was pushed back several feet by the hit but didn’t fall. As the driver took off, Deane finished crossing the road and phoned police. After filing a police report, Deane said he tried to proceed with his morning errands. “I tried walking a little bit and as I walked, I was in more and more pain,” he said.
He made it about a block before the investigating RCMP officer picked him up and took him to the hospital. He said nothing showed up on an X-ray of his arm and he’s waiting for the results of a CT scan on his shoulder. Deane said his neck, back and shoulder feel stiff, his back twinges with pain, and he has numbness in his legs. Deane said the intersection was fairly busy with vehicles and a few pedestrians during the mid-morning, including two men outside the bank who saw the alleged incident. Deane described the witnesses as white males in their 50s. He said he was in so much shock that he didn’t get a vehicle make or model or licence plate number. He described the driver of the white pickup truck as a thin white male with a grey moustache and grey hair. Deane asked CIBC to retrieve the day’s security footage, which he hopes will lead police to the witnesses. He hopes if police find the witnesses, they can eventually find the driver of the truck. At press time, RCMP were awaiting the footage, which is stored in Ontario.
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Garlic Fest goes this weekend By Michael Potestio THE HERALD
This weekend, Lower Nicola’s Smith Pioneer Park will be the site for all things garlic. Becky and Pete Ratzlaff will host their garlic festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the park on Aberdeen Road. At this year’s festival, people can expect to see everything from garlic sausage to garlic fudge. “There’s going to be all kinds of different garlic products there, baking and canning, all that good stuff,” Becky said. “You can do anything with garlic. I make candy with it,” she said, noting the festival has even seen garlic ice cream in past years. There will also be a cooking contest, Becky said, with judging of dishes set for 1 p.m. on Sunday. There will be prizes for best appetizer, best main dish and best
Dave Jones from Monte Creek talks properties of his garlic at last year’s Garlic Festival. Herald File Photo
dessert. Feel like singing about garlic? There will also be a garlic jingle contest wherein contestants can sing a song about the strong-smelling bulb. “We pack a lot in in two days,” she said. Becky said they will have about 17 vendors this year with a variety of offerings — not just garlic.
There will also be live, local music on hand at the festival and a concession. The Vintage Car Club of Merritt will be in attendance along with antique tractors and stationary engines, Becky said. The Ratzlaffs hosted their first garlic festival in their backyard about a decade ago.
Becky said it all began when she suggested to her husband they should host a festival as the pair had been growing garlic and making garlic powder. “I just said to my husband one day, ‘We should have a garlic festival,’” Ratzlaff said, noting garlic festivals are quite popular. She said there are
garlic festivals in places such as 100 Mile House, Lac Le Hache and a large one in Gilroy, California. She said 600 people came to their inaugural garlic festival. As the years went on, she said the festival outgrew its site. “Then it just started getting really big and we decided to move it to the park and invite other vendors,” Becky said. Last year, there were about 2,000 people at the festival, she said. Becky said when she first came to Merritt, she knew of few people who grew garlic in the Nicola Valley. “The next thing you know, people were starting to grow it and we were selling [garlic] seed and now everyone grows it and it’s awesome,” she said. Becky also noted there will be a collection site for canned goods for the food bank at the festival.
15 months in jail for 97C fatality By Michael Potestio THE HERALD
A Kelowna woman was sentenced to 15 months in jail for an impaired driving crash that caused her co-worker’s death on Highway 97C near Merritt in March 2011. On March 1, 2011, Amanda Freeman and her 30-year-old coworker, Rafael Heredia, were on their way home to Kelowna after having a few drinks with co-workers at a pub in Summerland, court heard. Heredia started the drive but when they got to Merritt, he convinced Freeman to take the wheel, Judge Chris Cleaveley told court. Freeman had her learner’s licence and road conditions were poor as it had started snowing. While driving, she crossed the
centre line and struck a transport truck. Freeman was wearing her seatbelt and suffered minor injuries in the crash. Heredia was not wearing his seatbelt when the vehicle crashed, Cleaveley said in court. He was partially ejected from the vehicle, casuing damage to his jugular vein and he bled to death, Crown Prosecutor William Burrows told the Herald. Freeman’s blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit, Burrows said. Prior to sentencing, Court heard statements from Freeman’s mother and fiance, as well as Freeman herself. Her mother stated Freeman has been traumatized by the incident, causing her to act differently
with family and friends. Her fiance, Ryan Spring, asked that Freeman not be sent to jail as she has a one-year-old son with him and he wouldn’t want his son and mother separated due to jail time. Spring also apologized to the wife of the deceased, Nicole Ribalkin, who was in court with some friends and family by her side. Freeman, in her own statement, said she is haunted by and regrets this incident, which she will live with for the rest of her life. At sentencing, Cleaveley said he believed Freeman’s remorse to be genuine. He also said Ribalkin’s victim impact statement stated her five-year-old son has feelings of insecurity and fear of being left
alone. The Crown requested at least 18 months in jail, citing decisions from the B.C. Appeal Court that suggest the minimum sentence in cases such as this one be 18 months. Burrows suggested a year probation as well. Defence counsel Colby Johnson requested between six and 18 months of jail time, favouring a term closer to six months. He requested 18 months probation with six months served under house-arrest and a year under curfew. Cleaveley also sentenced the 27-year-old to one year of probation and a three-year driving ban. Johnson said to his knowledge, his client has not driven since the day of the accident nor has she had an alcoholic drink.
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Tax sale coming Monday Every September, the City of Merritt is required to sell off properties owing three years of taxes. Here is a brief outline to help better understand the process. The following notes are intended to provide a general outline of the tax sale process. For more information about the annual sale of properties, prospective purchasers should consult the Local Government Act, in particular (but not limited to) Sections 403 to 428. The city is required by the Local Government Act to sell at tax sale all properties on which taxes have not been paid for three years. The Local Gov-
ernment Act gives the collector authority to sell a property for the upset price, which equals all outstanding taxes plus penalties plus interest plus five per cent tax sale costs plus land title office fees. All property sales are “as is” without warrant or guarantee by the City of Merritt. Advertising The Local Government Act requires municipalities to advertise in a local paper not less than three or more than 10 days prior to the tax sale. The legal description and street address must be published. To avoid your property being
listed in this ad in the newspaper, your delinquent taxes must be paid approximately two weeks prior to the tax sale date. Tax sale A public auction will be held at 10 a.m. on the last Monday in September each year in council chambers at
city hall. Bidding is accepted on all properties. Prospective bidders are advised that it is their responsibility to search the title of the property in advance to determine if there are any charges registered against the property.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PROPOSED CITY OF MERRITT OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN AMENDMENT BYLAW NO. 2154, 2013 ZONING AMENDMENT BYLAW NO. 2155, 2013
The City of Merritt Council will be holding a Public Hearing pursuant to Section 892 of the Local Government Act, to consider amendments to the City of Merritt OfÀcial Community Plan Bylaw No. 2116, 2011 and the City of Merritt Zoning Bylaw No. 1894, 2004 for the lands, shown as “subject properties” on the sketch plan below:
The City of Merritt Council will consider amending: 1) The OfÀcial Community Plan, by amending the designation of the subject properties from Future Development to Industrial contained in the South Merritt Land Use Designation map, 2) The Zoning Bylaw, by amending the designation of the subject properties from Future Development to Industrial.
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Garage sale to benefit charity tion. “I wanted to help those people. When I grow up, I want to be a doctor and go to help someone there.” Grace also encouraged anyone who wants to help to pick up a shoebox from any of the participating churches. Boxes for the campaign will be delivered around Oct. 20 and will be collected near the end of November. Her garage sale runs from 8 a.m. to noon this Saturday at 2302 Irvine Ave., complete with a bake sale and lemonade stand that will also benefit the cause.
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Twelve-year-old Grace Bergmann won’t be keeping the proceeds from her garage sale this Saturday. The enterprising Grade 7 student will use the money she makes at the sale to buy items to fill shoeboxes that will be sent to children in developing countries. Grace said she hopes to raise over $500 this year, surpassing last year’s total of $437. The money she raised at her garage sale last year was enough to fill 18 shoeboxes for needy children around the world for the Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child campaign. Grace collected donations from community members of items to sell, including items from people who were moving and decided to give them everything they weren’t taking, Grace’s mom Kandace Bergmann said. “One guy moved to Australia and only took like five hockey bags with him,” Grace said.
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“We got all the rest of his apartment,” Kandace said. “Our basement looks like a rummage sale.” Kandace said Grace is in charge of organizing the whole garage sale, which will be her second for the Operation Christmas Child campaign. Grace said chose
Operation Christmas Child as a cause after years of filling the boxes with her family. She said it’s fun to fill the shoeboxes and important to show people who are struggling in other countries that others care. “It’s for children my own age and other people who aren’t as fortunate as we are. We
are so blessed to be born in this country. I thought it’d be nice to show them that we do care and that we’re trying to help. It might not be much, but it’s still something for them to hope for.” Grace writes a note and includes a photo of herself in each box to put a face to the dona-
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HERALD OPINION On immortals, incumbents and idiotic ideas By Dale Bass
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Another series of ideas that aren’t big enough to warrant their own columns, but are worth noting: • The folks charged with protecting us — often from our own stupidity — have issued plenty of reminders that school is back for another 10 months. That means a lot of realities, not the least of which is that most every school area in the city has the 30 km/h speed limit in its proximity. Some Kamloops drivers need to review what that means — anything faster than that between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. is speeding. Now, the local police, when issuing the reminder to the public, based it on the excitement some of the younger kids have to be back in class and the subsequent forgetfulness to heed all those road-safe rules they learn. That’s a valid concern, but one that isn’t really focused on is the situation one will encounter when driving near secondary schools in Kamloops. Too many students are in that “I’m immortal” stage of life and think nothing of wandering out across the street, usually with their head down while texting the friend, who is probably waiting on the other side. I watched this happen on a daily basis on Ninth Avenue for too long and have encountered it when heading to other secondary schools, as well. The focus is always on back to school but, trust me, this kind of teenaged stupidity goes on all school year long — and even into the postsecondary stage. Drivers who use the Summit Connector can attest to that as they watch Thompson Rivers University students cross the four lanes of traffic there to get to class.
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Emily Wessel Merritt MUSINGS There’s a lot of talk these days about Gen Y people, also known as Millennials. Although the cutoff dates are debatable, Gen Y is thought to include people who were born between the early 1980s and the mid-1990s. People born in this era in the developed world are widely thought to have a sense of entitlement like no generation before them. Others, including social scientists, attribute much of this entitled attitude to an
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unintended consequence of the self-esteem movement, wherein people are repeatedly told they’re special. When a sense of entitlement exhibits itself in a person known to be in the approximate Gen Y birth year range, people are quick to point fingers and psycho-analyze, attributing that person’s bratty behaviours to the assumption that he/she grew up under helicopter parents who coddled and cooed and essentially rendered their child selfcentered. Obviously, making generalizations about an entire generation of people whose life circumstances vary greatly is not the wisest practice, but as with other generations, they may stem from a seed of truth that reflects the general air of the era: socially-conscious Gen Xers (predecessors of Millennials), competitive Baby Boomers, industrious
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Traditionalists. So, we can assume (problematically) Millennials have an “it’s all about me” attitude. I’ve met my share of entitled people, and they don’t appear to be generation-specific. Based on my own two decades of social experiments in the form of everyday interactions, I would say this is not a characteristic that’s unique to this generation. It may just be more visible. As a Millennial raised by Baby Boomers, I grew up very aware that my parents had it better than their parents — but not without trying. They valued the notion that their daughters could pursue personally fulfilling and stable careers — if they tried. My instructors at college, having worked in the industry for many years themselves, ensured us that
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our work was valuable and not to be given away. But they twinned that with the message that we don’t enter our fields as indispensable employees. Our work must prove our worth. Another rampant assumption about Millennials is that we, having been told all our lives we can have/be/do whatever we want, feel a general sense of unhappiness when we realize our lives aren’t as amazing as we were led to believe they’d be. This is attributed to poor expectation management. Dreaming is all well and good, and goals are too. Lofty goals give people something to strive for. But a goal itself doesn’t turn someone from a dreamer into a hard worker — it’s the steps that get them there that really count. Again, to assign poor expectation management to the members of just
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one generation is missing the point. Think of the trope of the 40-something going through a mid-life crisis. This is also assumed to stem from people measuring themselves against some idea in their heads, coming up short in reality, and grasping wildly for immediate gratification. If the psychology card is at play, then clearly, expectation management is a multi-generational problem. Somewhere between self-esteem, entitlement, expectations, drive, work ethic and the mid-life crisis, individuals’ characteristics help form their lives, regardless of which somewhat tidy age category they belong to. Are Millennials really so special? Few are, most aren’t. And are we really so entitled? Few are, most aren’t.
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YOUR OPINION Cannabis should be regulated like alcohol
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Cultivation, consumption a human right: letter writer Dear Editor, When Prohibition first ended, alcohol was sold in stores in controlled environments such as liquor stores and served in bars under restrictions placed on entry by age. Period. Have you had the freedom of personal human rights to enjoy an alcoholic beverage without fear of arrest, either privately in your own home, in public socially, or even in another country? As time went by, alcohol consumption and domestic brewing laws were relaxed and now anyone without any regulation of licence can brew his or her own beer, wine or spirits in the privacy of her or his own home and consume it there with friends, provided everyone is responsible with the care and consumption of the alcohol and the law. Substitute cannabis. I am pointing out that basic personal human rights and being infringed upon — rights already being afforded to alcohol consumers. This drags out the issue with cannabis consumption to the detriment of everyone involved
by instigating a segregation of human rights by way of disallowing regulated individual domestic cannabis cultivators and consumers the same rights as the domestic alcohol brewers and consumers. Initially, we were allowed to cultivate our own herb and now, beginning April 1, 2014, we will not be allowed to have the same right as we had just enjoyed and will again watch our neighbours brew their spirits unhindered — in our faces, so to speak. Will this mean that I will need to ask for alcohol consumers to stop brewing their own domestic spirits in the privacy of their own homes because I don’t also have these rights as a cannabis consumer? Why the double standard? Cannabis — just like alcohol — is a pastime. A hobby to relax. Just like tobacco consumption. What do smokers say? “I need a cigarette to relax.” Beer brewers want more selection and everyone says it’s for personal enjoyment. There: our own personal human rights. If cannabis is decriminalized in the United
States, then anyone who puffs for relaxation (even Justin Trudeau) should not be kept from entering into the United States by ground or air from Canada as we are all, as a whole world, becoming more aware of the practical uses of cannabis as consumers and we, as a whole world, do not believe it should be a criminal act to cultivate or consume it. Once cannabis is decriminalized, the criminal element will be removed because it won’t be hard to legally get anymore — just like alcohol. Alcohol is allowed across borders and is taxed. For sale in stores like liquor and served in cafes to legal-aged customers, cultivators and consumers will be responsible and regulated by law like every product on the market today and/or to be consumed domestically or privately is regulated by government — just like alcohol. Why is there a distinction for cannabis when all that is required is equality to the alcohol consumer’s rights? It is a long time coming.
‘Regulated and certified domestic cannabis consumers are no more of a threat to the safety of a neighbourhood than someone brewing spirits or beer in his or her basement.’ — LETTER WRITER KAREN MACK
I demand the re-institution of my basic personal human rights to consume and cultivate cannabis domestically for my own personal consumption and enjoyment and mental healing. Gardening slows blood pressure and creates focus and discipline in an individual and the resultant plants create much pride and accomplishment in the grower. Eventually, and much more quickly than relaxing alcohol brewing laws, we cannabis consumers will arrive at the point whereby
individual domestic (not for sale) cannabis cultivating will be legal again as it is until April 1, 2014. We will push for our basic human rights to cultivate for enjoyment and safety and comfort domestically anyway, when enough of us get together to push the powers that be back into sanity. Regulation, not segregation, and legislation is what is required from government now. Consumers can continue to be useful, productive, safe cultivators if given the opportunity. Regulated and certified domestic cannabis consumers are no more of a threat to the safety of a neighbourhood than someone brewing spirits or beer in his or her basement. As more states and provinces relax their cannabis consumption laws, entry between the two countries will no longer be considered a political standpoint as cannabis is common now — just like alcohol. Should we put it to a vote? Karen Mack Cold Lake, Alta.
Searchable sex offender database a bad idea From Page 6 Get some exercise. Walk to the corner, wait for the light and cross like you should. • There was no city council meeting last week, as most of the councillors we all elected in 2011 are off at the Union of British Columbia Municipalities convention in Vancouver. Having KTW’s city-hall reporter, Andrea Klassen,
around last Tuesday because of this led to some musings about who might be thinking about running in next year’s election. Which led me — and this is why some of these ideas never become columns — to wonder on what platform the incumbents will run. Just what exactly have they done in the past almost two years other than talk about too many dogs and not talk about too many
mines? They’ve got about a year to find some compelling issues to speak out on and grab some headlines they can turn into election-campaign propaganda. Can’t wait to see what they come up with. • And, sticking with politics just to round out this column, does anyone other than me and some of my closest friends see anything wrong with our federal government
creating a searchable database of sex offenders? Sure, it would be good to know if they move into the neighbourhood but, so far, Kamloops Mounties have done an equally good job of alerting us — when we needed to be alerted. But, I think back to when I was a child living across the road from a park and there was a man who frequented it with the express purpose of exposing himself.
My parents called the police. Some of the neighbours headed over with baseball bats. Guess who found the guy first. That’s not the kind of society we want to be and it’s not the society Prime Minister Stephen Harper should be doing anything to create. Dale Bass is a reporter with Kamloops This Week.
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How much is that doggy in the window — really? DAVID L. BROWN Managing YOUR MONEY Financial planning is a ‘big picture’ assessment of how to stay financially healthy and achieve your life and retirement dreams through your lifetime. But sometimes, it’s the little things – the things you don’t see right away – that can drive you to financial distraction. Things like the real costs of owning a dog or any other pet, for instance. Even that cute little ‘free’ puppy or kitten comes with a hefty – and ongoing – price tag. Statistics Canada1 estimated that in 2009, nearly half of all Canadians were pet owners and their average personal expenditures for veterinary and other services was $2,149 and $3,296 for pet food. Those expendi-
tures are undoubtedly higher today. In fact, the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA)2 estimates that the annual cost of caring for an adult forty-pound dog (including the need for vaccines, vet exams, food, and other regular expenses) is $2,150.50 and the annual cost of caring for an adult tenpound cat is $1,598.83. That’s beyond the one-time costs of pet ownership for ‘non-free’ pets. For example, adopting a dog or cat from a shelter and buying collars, toys and so on – one-time cost of a dog, $290 to $520; onetime cost of a cat, $27 to $2923. Buying from a breeder will cost you considerably more – as much as $1,200, depending on the breed. Even small pets bring significant annual expenses3: rabbit – $449; guinea pig – $420, hamster, rat or gerbil – $225. And what if your pet becomes ill and requires expensive treatments? Add up your costs over the life expectancy
of your pet (dogs – up to 18 years, cat – 20 years, gerbils, fish, birds and other small critters – much shorter) and it’s easy to see the need for a comprehensive ‘pet budget’ that fits with your overall financial situation and budgeting. Failing to do that can have a detrimental impact on your cash flow, personal plan and dreams. General budget items include: One-time costs: cost of pet; basic equipment purchases such as a collar, leash, food dishes and toys; spaying, neutering, microchipping/ tattooing and licensing fees. Ongoing costs: food and treats, vet checkups, grooming and vacation pet-sitting or boarding. Emergency costs: if your pet develops allergies or other medical problems. Yes, you can put a price tag on that pet of yours – but it’s more than worth it because you wouldn’t have it any other way. Now, you just need to find the best way to cover your
pet expenses and meet every other objective in your financial plan. Your professional advisor can help you stay off a tooshort financial leash. CANSIM table 3810023, Input-output tables, final demand, detailed level, basic prices – www5.statcan. gc.ca/cansim/pick-choisir?la ng=eng&p2=33&id=381 0023 2 Fifi, Fido & Finances, the Cost of Owning a Dog or Cat in 2012, Ontario Veterinary Association – ovma.org 3 The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BCSPCA), Costs of Care – spca. bc.ca/pet-care/adoption/5steps-to-adoption/cost-of-care. html 1
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Properties up for auction The minimum bid is the amount of the upset price. If no bidding takes place within three calls by the collector (auctioneer), the city is declared the purchaser at the upset price.
at the close of the tax sale. The balance owing must be received by noon on the day of the tax sale. If full payment is not received by noon on the day of the tax sale, the collector again offers the property for sale.
Purchasing property The successful bidder is required to have their SIN or BN, your corporate seal if required. Payment is to be in the form of cash or certified cheque for at least the upset price amount
Notifying charge holders The collector is required by law to search all property titles and within 90 days after tax sale notify all registered charge holders shown on each property.
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Redemption The original owner has one year after the property is sold at the tax sale to pay the taxes and buy back their property. This is called redemption. All registered charge holders have full right to redeem the property. To redeem the property, the charge holder must remit the full upset price, plus interest on the purchase price at a rate set by the province, within one year of the tax sale. If the property has been sold at tax sale and the city has been
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the Word, the World
By Herman Kneller
We W e are goi going ing tto ob back ack k up p a bit b to get a better understanding of what we are looking at. The big topic of the second coming of Jesus. When we look at Daniel, we see him standing before the leaders of Babylon, which was the world empire of that time. Daniel explained, in order to begin to tell the dream that the king had had, that there is a God in Heaven. Daniel likely said this because the king had brought a lot of different kinds of dishes and cups from the dedicated temple in Jerusalem. When the Babylonians had captured the temple, these vessels were put in the special house where the king kept his gods, and idols. They did this to show that the gods of the Babylonians were superior to the God of the Jews. Daniel said, referring to the image in the dream, that Babylon would be followed by another world power. This is not what Nebuchadnezzar, the king, wanted. He wanted Babylon, and his name to go down in history for a long time.
To get what he wanted, king Nebuchadnezzar built a city 14 miles square, with double walls around it. He even built a wall on each side of the river Euphrates so no one could conquer him. Here was a man going against God. The prophet, Isaiah, had prophesied a year before, that a man named Cyrus, would take the city. After the death of the king, his son, Belshazzar, became king. Cyrus, the head of Persia, went to war against Babylon and won one battle after another. The Babylonians could not stop him. When Belshazzar saw that he would go down, he prepared for a long siege of the city. They stored food and with what they could grow inside the walls, they had food for 15 years, when Cyrus would besiege the city. How could Cyrus take this fortiÀed city? God knew and though Cyrus did not know God, God spoke to him, by the spirit, and Cyrus did what his “conscience” told him to.
PRINTING IN THE THIRD DIMENSION A 3-D printer in action at the Merritt Library on Tuesday. Nick Gates, applications specialist from Sandback Technical Design Inc., presented on the technology and had two printers on display for people to check out as well as a variety of printed objects, including a functioning plastic tape measurer, wrench and a cellphone case. Gates told the Herald items can be printed in a variety of materials, including metals and ceramics. He said even stem cells can be 3-D printed to create a functioning gallbladder, which can be implanted into a person. In the Netherlands, a titanium jaw bone was 3-D printed for an 85-year-old woman with bone deterioration, Gates said. Over 50 people attended the event put on in conjunction with the Friends of the Library. Michael Potestio/Herald
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NICOLA VALLEY NEWS POLICE REPORT
81 tickets issued in August commercial vehicle safety blitz The Merritt RCMP members of the Highway Patrol Unit and First Nation Policing Unit, and the Kamloops Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement (CVSE) members took part in a joint commercial vehicle safety campaign. This campaign was conducted from Aug. 12 to Aug. 15, inclusive. The combined task force was focused on Highway 5, Highway 5A and Highway 97C, including the following targets: Helmer Break Check, Hamilton Hill Break Check, Inks Lake Break Check, Logan Lake area, and the Upper and Lower Nicola regions. During the campaign, all commercial vehicles travelling through those areas were checked for vehicle defects and proper licensing, their necessary documentation, and log books. Also, private vehicles were monitored for speed and dealt with accordingly. Several mobile units and a stationary unit were deployed in strategic locations for maximum effectiveness. The following is a compilation of the results obtained from this successful campaign. Over 200 commercial vehicles passed through the various break checks while members were on duty at those locations. A total of 81 violation tickets were issued to tractor trailers and private vehicles alike for various
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offences. One private vehicle was impounded for travelling at excessive speed and the driver was ticketed for excessive speed. One private vehicle received a violation ticket for undue care and attention. Twenty-five notice in orders were issued for various defects found on commercial vehicles. One tractor trailer was ordered off the road immediately for a major break defect. A total of 28 CVSE inspections were performed on commercial vehicles at various locations, 10 of which were ordered out of service. Seventeen violation tickets were issued. One commercial vehicle passed the inspection without a
problem. The campaign was overseen by Supervisor Inspector Glen Taylor of the CVSE Kamloops office, and was co-ordinated by CVSE Inspector Peter Doyle and Const. Mike Damien of the Merritt RCMP. As we all can see, this was a very successful campaign. Many unsafe and/or defective commercial vehicles were removed from our highways and/or dealt with accordingly, thus creating safer roads. At the same time, I would like to note members of the HP unit, FNP, and all other who participated in this campaign. Thank you for your participation in keeping our highways safe.
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Time to prep your pets for cooler weather (NC) It’s a fall ritual to get our homes, cars and even ourselves ready for the colder weather. How many of us, though, consider the impact of the changing season on our pets? Michele Dixon, a health and nutrition specialist with Petcurean, says there are simple things we can do to keep our pets healthy and safe through the fall
and winter months. Here are some that top the list: • Cooler weather usually brings dry air so using a humidifier will help to keep the nose and throat of our dogs and cats from drying out. It’s the same for their coat and skin. Dog or cat food with omega oils will help support a healthy coat and skin.
• Choose pet-friendly ice and snow melters that won’t irritate paws or stomachs, especially if your dog or cat licks its paws after being outside. • Protect your dog’s paws with a wax product designed for this purpose by forming a dense, breathable bond, which helps prevent snow buildup during outdoor exercise.
After walks, wipe away any snow or ice from your dog’s feet, legs and belly. • Poor weather and decreased daylight may cause limited visibility for drivers at night so take extra precautions, including using a leash when walking your pets. www.newscanada.com
Is a grain-free diet right for your pet? can sometimes be related to a grain-based protein, such as corn or wheat, it is often a source of meat protein that causes the allergic reaction. • If you suspect your pet has a specific grain allergy, immediate elimination of all grains from your pet’s diet is not necessary. • Grains can be a quick and excellent source of highly digestible energy for your pet when they are ground and moderately
cooked. Dogs and cats do not digest raw starches or whole grains very well. • Pet owners, who are looking to eliminate grains from their pet’s food as part of a low-carb diet should be aware a grainfree diet doesn’t necessarily mean it is low in carbohydrates. Other types of carbohydrates might be included in the recipe, such as potatoes, tapioca or peas. So knowing what to look for is very important.
Primping your pet for the pawfect holiday photo (NC) — Our holiday snapshots and portraits are never complete without the family pet, so why not take that extra step to help your cat or dog look fabulously festive for their seasonal snapshot? To get your pet looking picture-pawfect Purina is partnering with master groomer Cheryl McNaughten to offer the following insider techniques: Primp my paws • Be sure to always de-mat your dog before washing him or her; if you wash a matted dog the fur tends to “felt” and get worse. • Brush out your pet’s hair as you blow dry their coat (always on a low setting) to give even the curliest poodle a straight ‘do. • Feel free to use all-natural and pet friendly styling products to help shape your pooch’s hair into a desired style. Make me sparkle For those more daring pets and pet owners, McNaughten recommends adding some doggie dazzle including: • Festive frosted tips – dogs with lighter hair can be dyed using powdered drink crystals to add colour. Never use permanent or real hair dyes. • Consider holiday nails – paint your dog’s paws a fes-
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tive green and red. Be sure to use natural, pet-friendly nail polish in case your pooch bites his nails. • Permanent holiday décor – shave a holiday shape like a star into your dog’s fur. • If your pet doesn’t have the patience for beautification, consider a festive accessory like reindeer antlers or a red ribbon for that added holiday touch. Now that your four legged friend is fancy and looking fabulous, it’s time for them to make their mark. This year, Canadians are invited to submit their favourite pet photos to www.wonderfurwinter.ca. The dogs and cats with the most votes have the chance to be featured on the Purina Wonderfur Winter holiday treats package next year. www.newscanada.com
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(NC) The potential benefits of grain and gluten-free diets are a trendy topic of discussion in the grocery aisle today, but pet owners often have similar questions about whether these diets are right for their cat or dog. Michele Dixon, a health and nutrition specialist with Petcurean, gives us some important facts before removing grains from your pet’s diet Consider the following: • While food allergies
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NICOLA VALLEY NEWS NICOLA VALLEY
Cookie campaign to bring smiles This week, purchase a smile cookie from the local Tim Hortons and you could help bring a smile to someone else’s face. The Tim Hortons smile cookie campaign is on until Sept. 29 and proceeds from each of the happy desserts sold at the local store will benefit the Nicola Valley and District Food Bank. The annual national campaign began in 1996 in Hamilton, Ont. as a way to raise money for Children’s Hospital in Ontario. Each cookie costs $1 plus tax, with $1 going to the food bank.
Direct deposit ideal (NC) — More than 90 per cent of Canadian seniors currently receive their federal government payments by direct deposit, so why are the remaining 10 per cent holding out? Perhaps because of fear of the unknown, misconceptions about how the process works or they may simply be unaware the service even exists. The federal government is phasing out cheques for all of its payments, including Old Age Security (OAS), Canada Pension Plan (CPP), and the Guaranteed Income Supplement, so any seniors who have not enrolled yet should do so as soon as possible. There is virtually no risk of a payment being lost, stolen or damaged due to a postal strike, for example. For those who like to travel, there is no need to stay home in order to be able to pick up the mail when cheques come in each month. For people on fixed incomes, automatic deposits provide assurance that their money will always be there when they need it, on the day it is due. If seniors find it uncomfortable doing their business on the Internet, they can still visit their local bank branch and make the necessary arrangements in person. All they have to do is fill out a form, which the bank can help them do. Once the form is processed, payments from that point on will be deposited directly into their bank account. Direct deposit will help save you time and puts money in your pocket faster and more reliably. Seniors don’t need to have a computer and can still go to the bank to pay bills and update bank books. For those who are online, or who have a trusted advisor or caregiver, the direct deposit enrolment form can be found at directdeposit.gc.ca.
E for CHIEF T O
As Chief, I will strive that we work together as a team so our Band becomes healthy in mind and spirit, both economically and socially. As a team, we will Ànd solutions to overcome our problems, be they little or big, within or outside the community. EDUCATION & JOBS: • To have well-paying jobs and successful businesses by way of education and training. We are in a time of opportunity. MEMBERSHIP: • To improve communication to all members. • To include all members on and off reserve, in events and plans. OTHER PARTNERS: • To work with other Bands and groups on cooperative ventures such as the Nicola Native Lodge and the Grasslands. Decisions must be made.
Questions or concerns call me at 250-280-6007.
If you need a ride to the polling stations, I can help you with that.
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HUGE 18,000 SQ.FT. LOT 1963 GREAVES AVENUE Great family home on quiet cul de sac with private backyard with fruit trees, patio, fish pond and garden area. This custom 3 level split home has 4 bedrms, 3 baths, 12x13 sunroom and large rec.room in basement. Main floor has large workshop and laundry. #2111 COZY RANCHER
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NEW Residential view lot on the Bench in newer subdivision with full city services ready at curb and underground. Quality homes in this neighbourhood. Close to shopping. #2112
BRING YOUR HORSES
This rancher on the Bench has pine kitchen cabinets, 2 large bedrooms and a roomy living room with a gas fireplace. The private backyard has sundeck and mature trees.
Quality built, great starter home or excellent for retirees. 3 bedrooms, living room with gas F/P, 2 car garage and private yard with garden area. Room for RV parking. Family oriented neighbourhood.
Fantastic investment with 6 revenue streams – 3 residential suites and 3 commercial units at ground level. Highway frontage for excellent exposure for commercial & centrally located. Call for details.
Beautiful rancher with 2 bedrms plus den/hobby rm completely updated including all flooring, paint & most fixtures. Extra parking in rear. Centrally located & within easy walk to shopping.
BEAUTIFUL HERITAGE HOME
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D UCE D E R
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2 bedrm heritage home, beautifully finished on 0.25 acre lot. Home has been completely restored including new windows, roof, kitchen & bathrm. 9 ½ ft ceilings, new plumbing, electrical & more.
Completely renovated 4 bedrm family home just steps from the elementary school. Brand new kitchen, new flooring, bathrooms up and down, extra spacious floor plan. Has carport & RV parking.
Affordably priced for first time buyers. 3 bedrm, 2 bath home in downtown core with partially finished bsmt. Has detached garage with lane access, fenced backyard with sundeck.
$239,000 PRIVATE 10 ACRES
$329,900 FOR LARGE FAMILY
D UCE D E R Fantastic revenue property on corner lot at busy intersection. Has 6 commercial rentals plus living quarters above of 2000 sq.ft. Lots of parking. Call for more details.
Picturesque 10 acre property overlooking the Nicola Valley with 3000+ sq.ft. country chalet style home with vaulted ceilings, HW floors, tall windows & large sundeck. Has detached workshop.
Spacious 4 bedroom, 2 storey home with an additional 2 bedroom inlaw suite on ground level. Nice fenced yard for children & pets. Has lane access and is close to parks.
Lush 48 acres with over 1 km bordering Nicola River, water rights. Quality 5 bedrm, 4 bath home with inlaw suite. Has farmhand home, hayshed, 4 stall barn & riding arena.
SPIUS CREEK ESTATES
FIRST TIME BUYERS
Great horse property of 9.91 acres with riding arena & backs onto crown land. Spacious 4 bedrm home with huge country kitchen, large family rm in bsmt, large wrap around deck & detached shop.
NOW is the time to be buying. With the numerous projects on the go in the Merritt area, rentals are in great demand.
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From 9.8 to 17 Acres
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Prices starting at $199,000
RESIDENTIAL VIEW LOTS
Country living at its best! These 9 properties are located approx. 15 mins. from Merritt in the beautiful Sunshine Valley. A Phase 1 has been completed and a water report is available. 4 lots are waterfront, all have stunning views of the valley. Area offers swimming, biking, canoeing, horseback riding,motorcycling & more.
Fully serviced residential lots with fantastic views of the Nicola Valley and surrounding mountains. Close to shopping and college. Start building your dream home today!
GST is applicable
Prices Starting at $85,000 + GST
Prices Starting at $109,000 + GST This premier subdivision offers a rural living experience with expansive views of the Nicola Valley. Minimum lot size of 0.5 acre up to 0.96 acre. Offers privacy and room to landscape. The cul de sac design guarantees no thru traffic and crown land surround entire property. The road is paved with city services in place.
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18,000 SQ.FT. LOT
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UNIQUE HERITAGE HOME
Spacious 3 bedrm home with 4 pce ensuite, bright kitchen, sunken living rm with vaulted ceiling & gas F/P, large sundeck & huge rec.rm in bsmt plus 1 bedrm inlaw suite.
Charming 2 bedroom home with fresh paint, roof, updated windows & kitchen. 12x12 patio off sundeck, in a quiet neighbourhood, centrally located with lane access, RV parking & shop.
Very clean home with 3 bedrooms up, 2 baths, new tile and newer flooring in living room, kitchen countertops have been replaced. Close to school. Has carport in back with lane access.
Totally renovated home, tastefully decorated, 4 bedrms, 2 baths plus sunroom, custom kitchen with granite counters, fantastic bathrm with high end fixtures. Incredible backyard with water features.
Fantastic 3 bedrm home with private oasis in backyard, pond & water features. Main floor has new kitchen w/eating area, 2 bedrms, laundry & family rm with hobby rm & games rm downstairs.
This 2 bedrm rancher on the Bench has 9353 sq.ft. lot with nice yard and mature trees. Pine kitchen cabinets, large bedrooms and a roomy living room with gas fireplace. Large deck in back.
Excellent starter home in Lower Nicola on 0.72 acre lot with 48x48 shop. Home has 2 bedrms, 1152 sq.ft. gas fireplace. A work in progress but the neighbourhood but the results can be fantastic.
Gorgeous home with gourmet kitchen, S/S appliances, large balcony off living & dining rooms with views. 4 bedrms, 3 baths, fully finished bsmt with wet bar, games room. Professionally landscaped. Lots of parking.
Very private yard with fruit trees, amazing patio, fish pond & garden area. Home custom 3 level split home has 4 bedrms, large windows, 12x13 sunroom accessible from master bedrm. The basement has large rec.rm and 2 bedrms.
In downtown core & close to all amenities. 2 bedrms on main with master suite on top floor with huge ensuite. Victorian classic kitchen with all appl., 9 ft ceilings, laundry on main & huge rec.rm.
Beautiful rancher with 2 bedrms plus den/hobby rm completely updated including all flooring, paint & most fixtures. Extra parking in rear. Centrally located & within easy walk to shopping.
MOBILE WITH ADDITION
FULLY FENCED YARD
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FIRST TIME BUYERS
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3 bedrms up plus 2 bedrm legal suite down, on 0.19 acre corner lot. Perfect for young family looking for a mortgage helper or an investor. Easy walk to bus and school. Fenced backyard with mature cedars.
2 bedrm mobile with addition, large enclosed porch & a family room. Nice tidy yard with covered patio & close to river to dip your feet in the summer. Includes appliances.
Immaculate side by side duplex with approx. 960 sq.ft. & 2 bedrms per side. Reno’s in 2004 & 2007 include flooring, plumbing, electrical, furnaces, HW tanks & Mill Creek kitchen & both baths. Has detached 16x24 shop.garage.
Nice family home in quiet cul de sac with fully fenced yard, fruit trees, lots of storage, carport & RV parking. 3 bedrms up, 2 down, bright kitchen with eating area, rec.rm & workshop area down.
Unique modern open floor plan, 4 bedrms up with master suite with vaulted ceilings, soaker tub & WI closet, bright kitchen & family rm. Has double plus detached 26x26 shop & RV parking.
Nice corner lot on a quiet street with plenty of room to build a shop. This home is awaiting your ideas. Home is in need of some TLC and is priced accordingly.
4 bedrm rancher with fully finished basement and fantastic valley views. Reno’s include new Mill Creek kitchen, 2 new baths, new furnace & HW tank, newer windows & large back deck. RV parking.
Great home with 2 bedrms, open floor plan with newer high quality laminate throughout. Recent upgrades in kitchen include countertops & lower cabinets. Most windows replaced. Lots of RV parking
Perfect for family in good neighbourhood & close to school. 3 bedrms on main, large open kitchen with nook, 3 gas F/S’s, 2 bedrms down & summer kitchen. Large fenced backyard.
Cozy 2 bedrm home in good area, close to downtown. Home has had upgrades over the past few years – metal roof, insulation, flooring, light fixtures, countertops & paint.
Very nice 3 yr old rancher with fenced backyard. 3 bedrooms, ensuite and W/I closet in large master bedrm, fully open concept with great kitchen. Tastefully finished and equipped with good appliances.
$199,900 SPOTLESS HOME
NEW BENCH HOME
WALK TO AMENITIES
ON HALF ACRE LOT
$415,000 MANICURED LOT
$99,900 DESIRABLE AREA
SUN VALLEY COURT
EXECUTIVE BENCH HOME
IN QUIET CUL DE SAC
CED U D RE
US N O B
4 bedrm home, centrally located. New HW tank & boiler in 2011, new metal roof, HE gas F/P, updated windows, UG sprinklers & freshly painted. Spacious backyard, RV parking, single garage.
New 3 bedrm home with gorgeous views of the valley. Home has open concept design, deluxe kitchen, security system. Water reservoir tax has been paid. Home Warranty. Seller will pay GST.
3 bedroom home in downtown core. Great for home-based business. Has a detached garage 21x23 with lane access. Fenced backyard with sundeck.
Custom finished 3 bedroom rancher on ½ acre lot with double garage & detached shop. Home is high end finished top to bottom. Enjoy the master bedrm 5 pce ensuite. Centrally located.
Gorgeous 5 bedrm family home on large corner lot. Home has HW flooring throughout with ceramic tile in kitchen & baths. Extra large kitchen with open concept. Fully finished bsmt & a double garage.
This rancher features 3 bedrms, private yard with garden, 2 car garage & room for RV parking. Includes appliances & gas fireplace. Easy access and quality built home.
Nice end unit townhome with bigger yard. Tastefully decorated, 3 bedrms plus office, 3 pce ensuite, open floor plan on main plus laundry & 2 pce powder room. Double garage
Quality executive 3 BR family home with HW & cork flooring with spacious rooms, vaulted ceilings & Mill Creek cabinets with granite top on kitchen island. U/G sprinklers, 2 sundecks, private yard.
Spacious 4 bedrm home with open design, 3 pce ensuite, large back porch, huge backyard with nice sundeck and a garden area. Inlcudes 2 bedrm bsmt suite. 26x24 double garage.
Side by side fourplex on a 1/3 of an acre. Has been renovated inside & out including roof & septic system. Monthly rental revenue is currently $2670. Cooperative water. Desirable location
Great opportunity to own a one bedroom apartment in Merritt. Why rent when you can own. Very affordable unit. BONUS of $3,000 paid to Buyer upon completion! Includes appliances.
EXTRA LARGE LOT
$515,000 FANTASTIC VIEWS
GREAT BENCH HOME
HAVE A BIG FAMILY?
CLOSE TO SCHOOL
UC RED 3 bedroom family home close to schools. Bavarian style home with large living rm & kitchen. New HE furnace in 2011, large rec.rm with dry bar downstairs. 24x24 detached shop/garage.
Quality built view home offers approx. 4000 sq.ft. on 3 levels. Large chef’s kitchen with all appliances, family rm open to large balcony, 4 bedrms, 3 baths. Fully finished basement. Triple garage.
An older 2 bedrm house in nice neighbourhood on extra large lot of 13,780 sq.ft. that may have subdivision potential. Lane access to well maintained huge backyard. 19x16 single car garage.
Cozy & impressive home with entry way with oak floors & Victorian front doors & stained glass windows, bathrms refurbished with vintage tubs. Geothermal heating, 4 bedrms, 3 baths.
Completely renovated 4 bedrm home with new kitchen, flooring, new bathrms up & down, extra spacious floor plan with open concept living. Large lot, covered carport, RV parking.
Perfect for large family with 4 bedroom plus an additional 2 bedrm inlaw suite, den & play roo. Nice fenced yard for children or pets. Lane access. Community parks are close by.
Very nice 4 bedroom home with open floor plan and high cathedral ceilings. Has 1 bedrm and laundry on main, 3 bedrms up and ensuite with jetted tub. Has fenced backyard. Includes 3 appliances.
3 bedroom rancher with views of the Nicola Valley. Just 2 yrs new with open floor plan, vaulted ceilings in kitchen, eating area and family room. 20x24 garage with 10 ft ceilings
3 bedrms on the main, possible 4th down. Kitchen is bright & cheery with new counters & cabinets. Laminate & tile floors. Fully fin. bsmt with big family rm, office & storage.
One level home with 2 master bedrms + den & office (or 3rd bedrm). Each bedrm has its own ensuite. Has 536 sq.ft. covered deck and 20x16 detached shop with concrete floors.
Why rent when you can own your own 2 bedroom apartment. Great for retirees, first time buyers. Has a balcony and storage, large living & dining room. Strata fees $216 per month.
$234,900 ROOM FOR SHOP
CLOSE TO SCHOOLS
$499,000 WHY RENT
BEAUTIFUL HERITAGE HOME
$329,000 QUIET LOCATION
CLOSE TO SCHOOLS
QUIET CUL DE SAC
D UCE D E R
$314,900 NEW RANCHER
EXTRA HALF LOT
CED U D RE
Nice family home with 3 bedrms on the main, large kitchen and living room. Has a full bsmt including inlaw suite with 1 bedrm & kitchen. Lots of storage, lane access & room for garage or shop.
Large family home in good area, close to schools with 3 bedrms up and 2 bedrm inlaw suite on ground level. New paint & flooring on main. HW radiant heat with new boiler in 2009. Large fenced backyard.
Beautifully finished 2 bdrm heritage home on 0.25 acre lot with new carport. Home has been completely restored including new windows, roof, kitchen & bathrm. 9 ½ ft ceilings, new plumbing
This 3 bedrm home has had some updates, laminate flooring, double glazed windows, electrical upgrade, newer roof. 2 levels, 3 bedrms, 2 baths. Strata fees heat and hot water.
Nice family home with 3 bedrms up, 3 pce ensuite, large living rm with gas F/P, big kitchen, covered deck off dining rm. Has 2 bedrms down, in-floor heating. Double garage and close to school.
Great 4 bedrm home with HW floors, open concept with big kitchen & comes with appl. Some reno’s have been done like new roof, windows & exterior doors. Main bath has jetted soaker tub.
West Coast contemporary home on quiet street. 3 bedrms, den, 2.5 baths, elegant flooring. 13x18 living rm with 17 ft vaulted ceilings. Kitchen with wrap around counters. 3 pce ensuite. Private backyard.
Great views from this Bench rancher with full walkout basement. HW, porcelain & carpet flooring. Vaulted ceilings, open design kitchen, 2 bedrms up, 2 baths. Bsmt roughed in inlaw suite.
Executive 3 bedrm rancher on immaculate ½ acre lot backing onto Nicola River. Features 3 bedrms, 2 baths, 1900+ sq.ft. with maple HW, ceramic tile & large 475 sq.ft. covered deck.
Perfect for large family with 4 bedrms, 2.5 baths, stainless steel appliances, BI vac, A/C. Great yard with patio gazebo, UG & drip irrigation, double garage and extra parking on 1.5 lots.
Great opportunity to get into the rental market. 6 strata titled strata units, within walking distance to all amenities. Being sold below assessed value at $87,900 per unit. All currently rented.
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$289,000 NEWER MOBILE
START OR RETIRE HERE
$359,900 CURB APPEAL
THINKING OF BUYING? Great holding property with 4 lots, one with cozy 1 bedrm rental home plus 3 other lots (zoned C2) being sold as a package. Has a single car garage. Close to downtown core.
Executive 5 bedrm, 3 bath home the HW floors, slate tile, gourmet chef’s kitchen with Maple shaker cabinets. Large living rm, den & family rm with sliding doors to deck. Fully finished basement.
Great starter or retirement home on huge 120x100 lot. Well kept older 2 bedrm home with family room & den in fully fin. bsmt. Has single garage, storage sheds, RV prkg & lane access.
Very nice 2 bedroom, 4 yr old mobile in Lower Nicola M H Park. Open design kitchen/living room. Hardi plank siding, 2x6 construction & large lot. Great for first time buyers or retirees.
Side by side duplex with walking distance to amenities. Each side has 100 amp service, 2 bedrms, 1 bath, kitchen & living rm plus fenced backyard. Adjacent duplexes also for sale.
Book an appt. to view this 3 bedrm bungalow with fenced lot, mature landscaping & lane access. Private patio with hot tub. Open oak kitchen/dining room. Family room with wood airtight.
Beautifully renovated 3 bedrm, 2 storey, Half duplex with 1 bedrm inlaw suite. Updates include new flooring throughout, paint, moldings, interior doors, kitchen counters & 3 renovated baths.
IN LOWER NICOLA
Lush & green 19,500 sq.ft. lot in the city. Fruit trees & vegetable garden with nicelymanicured lawn. 2 bedrm on main plus 2 in bsmt. Has cold storage for canning. New siding & windows.
Well finished ICF efficient home with 4 bedroom, open floor plan with quality throughout. The unfinished basement was designed to accommodate an inlaw suite. Has a Home Warranty.
4 bedroom home, recently renovated including new flooring & paint. Big family rm in fully finished bsmt. Private yard with RV parking, 30x18 shop/garage & lane access. Laundry on main.
3 bedrm home on 0.35 acre lot with creek at the side. Open plan upstairs with a galley kitchen. Recent reno downstairs, new roof in 2004 and new HW tank. Has detached garage/shop.
Great property for fi rst time buyers or retirees. has large living and dining room with balcony and storage. Currently rented. Why rent when you can own.
3 bedrm, 2 bath double wide on its own 0.17 acre lot with fruit trees & garden area. Great retreat close to the famous Thompson River known for salmon & steelhead fishing.
Good location close to schools & shopping in desired neighbourhood. 2 bedrms up, 4 pce bath, large living rm and sundeck plus 2 bedrms down and 1 bath with large family room.
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CENTURY 21 MOVING REAL ESTATE BC LTD. HOMES ON ACREAGE FANTASTIC 27.48 ACRES
IC & I
AT NICOLA LAKE
Spotless 4 bedrm home with master & ensuite on the main, ground level entry, modern kitchen design, exquisite HW floors, spacious deck w/hot tub & full daylight bsmt. 50x30 quonset.
Great horse property with riding arena on 9.91 acres & backs onto crown land. 4 bedrm home with huge country kitchen, large wrap around covered deck. Has double garage & detached shop.
Lush 48.46 acres in Sunshine Valley, over 1 km bordering the Nicola River - watering rights. Quality home featuring spacious kitchen, 5 bedrms, 4 baths, in-law suite. 2nd farmhand residence, 55 acres organic hayfields, irrigation & farm equipment, hayshed, 4-stall barn w/ tack room & riding arena.
Gorgeous waterfront family retreat, beautifully landscaped with 36 ft concrete pad wharf. Home has over 2600 sq.ft., huge sundeck, open design kitchen, ceramic & HW flooring & much more
1.216 acre treed lot waiting for you to develop it. Many building site and with great views plus shallow well in place. Hydro to lot line.
Fantastic investment with 6 revenue streams – 3 residential suites and 3 commercial units at ground level. Highway frontage for excellent exposure for commercial & centrally located. Call for details.
$519,900 KANE VALLEY
PRIVATE 10 ACRES
$898,000 ON NICOLA LAKE
$219,000 1 ACRE LOT
NEW Spectacular 10 acres with a park-like setting and a 3000+ sq.ft. chalet style home nestled amongst the trees. Vaulted ceilings & HW floors in living rm, huge open kitchen. Detached workshop.
Enjoy the peace & privacy from this 10 acre parcel that backs onto Crown Land. Beautiful log home with open concept, kitchen area overlooks gardens. Has several outbldgs. Great rec. area.
Custom home on 51.99 acres with panoramic views. This private home has open design with custom cut timbers frame beams, HW flooring, 3 bedrms, 2.5 baths & wrap around deck
Magnificent lakefront home with vaulted ceilings, 5 bedrms, 4.5 baths, 2 large sundecks overlooking the lake, fully finished basement, low E windows & UG boathouse.
Enjoy the great outdoors on this 1 acre lot on Iron Mountain, close to fishing, hunting, cross country skiing & all outdoor activities. Only 10 mins. from Merritt. Perfect for a hobby farm.
$519,900 PRIVATE ACREAGE
$599,000 CLOSE TO TOWN
$780,000 COUNTRY LIVING
D L O S
$998,000 AT NICOLA LAKE
Immaculate 8000 sq.ft. precast tilt-up building on corner lot with excellent exposure. Easy access to truck route. Adjoining warehouse has bay door, loading deck office & messanine space.
Spectacular 1 acre view lot at Nicola Lake, just 15 minutes from Merritt. Fantastic property to build your home and overlook the lake. Only short walk to the waters edge.
WATERFRONT ACREAGE 29.9 acres just 20 mins outside of Merritt. Gentle slope with year round creek. Great horse property fenced & cross-fenced. Home has 3 bedrms 2 bath, huge living room and fantastic views.
Custom rancher on 2 acres with full bsmt & double garage. Great for horses with shelter. Immaculate home with maple cabinets, 5 appl., huge sunroom off dining rm & workshop in bsmt.
$429,000 ON 4.64 ACRES
Nice country retreat on 1.99 acres just 15 minutes from Merritt with flat levels & drilled well. Close to crown land. 3 bedrms, 2.5 baths, huge rec.rm down, A/C & double garage. Nice views.
Live the dream on Nicola Lake in Quilchena on the Lake development. Waterfront 1.855 acres, close to golf course, fishing & all outdoor water & recreation activities.
Private 19.77 acres with spectacular view of the valley & mountains. Located off Petit Creek Rd at end of quiet cul de sac. Property is treed with creek running through it.
Great location on a corner lot on main street coming into Merritt. This 7300 sq.ft. building is zoned C-4 with a site specific zoning for prof. offices, doctors, lawyers etc. Lots of parking.
APPROX. 264 ACRES
$275,000 103 ACRES
Nice treed lot with great access to Spius Creek. Has several good building sites and a drilled well. Hydro to lot line. Great place to build your country home
$209,000 6 ACRES
Country living on 4.64 acres with beautiful 4 bedrm log home. Spacious loft master suite, newer kitchen & appliances, new electric furnace & heat pump, pellet stove. Great views
Gorgeous property with approx. 1 mile of Guichon Creek flowing through the property. A great variety of land and possibilities of subdivision. Not in ALR, Old farm house used for seasonal cabin. 2 titles.
Approx. 103 acres overlooking Nicola River. Double wide, 4 bedrm, 2 bath home with partially fi nished bsmt. Numerous outbldgs, hay storage, tack shed. Fenced property.
In Savona, incredible 133 acres almost surrounds lake. Has 2 main cabins & 3 additional cabins, off the grid. Great area for all rec. activities- hiking, snowmobiling, fishing, hunting & more
Waterfront acreage for rec. property of build your home in the country. Mostly flat with many building sites. Has shallow well, septic approval, hydro on land & driveway in. Easy access with crown land nearby.
Corner lot at very busy intersection. Has 6 commercial rentals plus living quarters above. 3 units are leased to long term tenants & 3 units are vacant. Lots of room for parking.
$575,000 AT NICOLA LAKE
$189,000 20 ACRES
Great recreation property of 1+ acre lot with phenomenal views of Nicola Lake. In Phase 1 on the west side of Nicola Lake development. Just 2.5 hours from Vancouver.
Light industrial 3.34 acres in town, has fenced portion, water & sewer close to line. Great opportunity to start your business here.
$198,500 LAKEVIEW LOT
This spacious 3 bedrm, 2 bath home has open design with huge 48 ft deck to enjoy the sunsets & good times. 24x24 detached shop/garage. Land is fenced & would be great for horses
This 1.122 acre lot has many features already in place. Water & septic are hooked up & driveway in. Hydro is ready to be hooked into building site. House plans also available.
Great development property, for sale or lease, with utilities at lot line. Golf course and resort planned just up Midday Valley Road. Two parcels, two titles but being sold together
COLDWATER HILLS APPROX. 10 ACRE LOTS
Prices Starting at $129,000 + GST Beautiful 10 +/- acre parcel with gorgeous views of the Coldwater River, just 10 minutes from Merritt. Power at lot line & many lots have pre-approved building & septic sites. Some lots have wells, but all have a gov’t required hydrology study to assure Buyers of ample domestic water. #1442.
NICOLA WYND Prices starting at $65,000 + GST Very nice lots in newly developed subdivision of high end rancher style homes. Zoned R-2, has city services. Several lots to choose from to build your dream home. Call for more details. #1973
$249,900 WATERFRONT LOT
$2,000,000 2 ACRES
Great rec. property is build your home in the country. Drilled well with 15 gpm, septic approval, power at lot line and driveway are all in. Nice views & close to crown land access
Zoned C-2, has 3164 sq.ft. building with 3 bays, parts room and comes with assorted tools & hoist. Has 3 separately titled lots of 18000 sq.ft. in total.
$139,000 RIVERFRONT LOT
Just over 1 acre lot at Nicola Lake. Great fishing, water sports & hiking. Gentle slope, easy access allows for a wide variety of house plans. Includes 4x32 ft roll-a-dock with deep water kit.
Flat 0.91 acre parcel in the city fronting Nicola river. This lot offers unlimited possibilites to build your dream home. Services in Vicinity.
$389,000 HUGE SHOP
Exceptionally well built 5 bedrm home on 20 acres, with 4 baths & inlaw suite in fully fin. bsmt. Large windows to enjoy the panoramic views. Reinforced foundation & external walls. 26x37 shop & garage.
$109,900 LARGE VIEW LOT
ON WALLOPER LAKE
Great building of 1680 sq.ft., corner lot, high traffic area. Previously used as showroom for car dealership. Zoned C-2. 2 separate titles.
Great lakefront recreational cabin on ½ acre lot. 15 year government lease with approx. 5 years remaining. Just 35 mins from Kamloops. Easy access. Call for more details.
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The life charter of the Charterer NARAYAN MITRA You Gotta Have FAITH In an age of fast moral decline, we need to take a hard look at moral issues of our day and ask, “Where do we stand and what should we be doing?” More so, the question could be popped up as: “Exactly what does the Bible say on the issue?” The banner that has been displayed on a street for a few years in support to right to life by the Pro-Life Society of Kamloops bore a heart-searching message again this month. If we were to simplify the question of what has happened to moral-
ity in our culture, from a human perspective we could say that there are two major factors that have contributed to moral decline in Western culture: Secular humanism The evolutionary theory Man, at his best, is a fallen creature, captive to moral depravity and sin. But from a human perspective, the above two factors have affected us more than we may ever know. The Right to Life subject is not merely an abortion issue. It is the issue that is affecting everything in our culture. Our nation’s moral decline is definitely related to our culture’s viewpoint about life. Speaking of Darwin’s theory of evolution, a leading humanist magazine stated a few years ago: “Darwin’s discovery of the principle of evolution sounded the
death knell of religious and moral values. “It removed the ground from under the feet of traditional and moral religion.” To address the issue of right to life biblically, we need to look at three things: We must understand God created human life (Gen.2:7; Job 31:15; 33:4). Human life in the Bible is not defined by functions of human body. The body without the spirit is dead (James 2:26). The principle of human life that makes it sacred is totally and radically different from all animal and plant life. Christians have respect for all kinds of life. But there is only one life we hold as sacred, namely human life, created in the image of God and after His likeness.
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Cultural pressure cheapens life From Page 17 We must understand Godâ€™s control over human life (Job 34:1415). The secular humanists and all who oppose the sanctity of human life violently oppose the idea that God is sovereign over human life. Every believer who truly understands the issue of right to life, argues it from the standpoint of Godâ€™s sovereignty over human life. God, and not man, is in control of life and death. The Christian believes that the human life is totally under the control of God. It is not our part to â€œplay Godâ€? and take life or hasten death. We must understand Godâ€™s concern for human life (Job 10:812; Mt. 6:25-26). The fact that God is concerned about human life should make us concerned about right to life. Man is of more value to Him than animals or things (we might add that babies in wombs are more valuable than whales trapped in ice). We must, therefore, face the moral issue of murder. The rampant
rise in murder alone is enough to prove that our societyâ€™s abandonment of sanctity of life has come full circle. Murder has always been wrong â€“ it is Godâ€™s holy and righteous standard. Yet we continue to refuse to do what God has said. We must face the moral issue of abortion (Ex. 21:22,23). The abortion issue is not simply an issue of killing babies in the womb, as horrible and detestable as that is. The issue does not stop there. The medical atrocities of Nazi Germany only a generation ago began with the same realization and self-justification, even the same terminologies that we hear today regarding issues of abortion and euthanasia. We also must face the moral issue of euthanasia which carries the misnomer of â€œmercy killing.â€? Physical suffering or handicap is never a reason for taking a personâ€™s life (Ex. 4:11; Job 2:4-10; 27:1-6; 42:12). Abortion was all the foundation that euthanasia advocates needed. Today, we might
well be fighting for our lives and lives of everyone who someday might be arbitrarily designated as â€œunworthyâ€? of living and thus put to death by the state. We must face the unspeakable moral issue of abuse, including parental abuse and spousal abuse. We not only kill those we donâ€™t want in our society, we beat up the ones who live. The Bible is clear
that any kind of abuse is a violation of sanctity of human life. It emphatically declares that life begins at the very moment of conception. This has always been the historic Christian position and it is being compromised only by way of cultural pressure that is being exerted today. To believe otherwise, is to champion a lost cause â€“ medically as well as theologically.
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Narayan Mitra is the pastor of Merritt Baptist Church. narayanmitra@hotmail. com The views expressed in this column donâ€™t necessarily reflect those of the Merritt Herald and its staff. The Herald welcomes qualified writers with views on this or other faiths to submit their work to newsroom@merrittherald. com, to be considered for publication.
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DR. HONG CHUNG Merritt ACUPUNCTURE
Through history, there seems to have been a common trend across various cultures for experienced healers to observe over time a difference in basic bodily constitutions amongst their patients, despite all having the same internal organs. The Ancient Greek physician Hippocrates categorized humans into four temperaments: sanguine, choleric, melancholic, and phlegmatic, named for four bodily fluids which were believed to affect human personality, behaviour, and health. Early on, Eastern societies also
developed comparable philosophical theories and concepts about nature, also applicable to both human society and the human body, with Yin and Yang being the most familiar to westerners. Such ideas became central to their cultures. About 120 years ago in Korea, a doctor named Dr. Lee Jhe Ma began to categorize people into four medical types of temperaments, and he used this as an approach to diagnosis and medical treatment. Prior to this, Dr. Lee had prescribed the same medicine to two patients who showed the same symptoms, yet one patient lived while the other one died. He was so frustrated with this shocking incident that he started doing research on human body constitutions, and developed his own
‘According to this theory, from birth, people differ in the size and strength of their internal organs.’ — HEALTH COLUMNIST HONG CHUNG
theory called Sa Sang medicine. According to this theory, from birth, people differ in the size and strength of their internal organs, most notably the lungs, liver, spleen, and kidneys. This causes differences in disposition and character, and leads to more individualized diseases, and thus treatment should be individually tailored also. Dr. Lee’s approach has now become very popular and useful. To give one example, the Tai Yin type has a large liver and small lungs and so is well developed around
the waist; they are usually tall, fatty, big (especially in hands and feet), and their skeletal structure appears strong. Their character is dignified but inscrutable. This type of person has a good appetite, eats well and a lot, and may even hurt their stomach due to irregular or excessive eating. They also have a weak lung system so are susceptible to diseases like asthma and bronchitis. Sweating is good for this type. In the book The Edge Effect, author Eric R. Braverman, M.D. categorizes brain constitution into four types
which are governed by four types of hormones. He analyzes each type’s features, merits and weaknesses, their challenges from a medical viewpoint, and treatment solutions through lifestyle changes and food therapy. His approach is very similar to that of Sa Sang medicine. Sa Sang medicine has defects also, such as ambiguity in distinguishing the constitutions and use of a stereotyping approach. Yet it is still very helpful in disease treatment and prevention. I can say that Sa Sang is one of the best methods in modern world medicine to have the “3P” benefits; it is preventive, predictive, and personalized. A small example: beef is good for the Tai Yin type, while pork is good for the Shao Yang type.
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Cents announce their 2013-14 lettermen After a pre-season that saw no players wearing the ‘C’ or ‘A’, the Merritt Centennials officially announced this year’s lettermen. In an usual move, two veteran Cents’ players have been selected to the team captaincy. Merritt minor hockey product Peyton Schaefer will wear the ‘C’ on the road, while another 20-year-old, Tyler Martin, will do the hon-
ours on home ice. “We just felt that with no returning lettermen from last season, it would be less pressure on any one individual to have two players share the captain’s load,” Cents head coach and GM Luke Pierce said. Named as assistant captains were Kamloops native Shane Poulsen, who played for Trail last season, and second-year player Bennett Huber.
Pure Gould! Merritt rookie scores twice, including the overtime winner, to lead Cents past the Venomous Ones 3-2
By Ian Webster THE HERALD
BCHL STANDINGS to Sept. 24 INTERIOR DIVISION Team
T OTL PTS
West Kelowna 7 5 2 0 Penticton 5 4 1 0 Trail 7 3 3 0 Merritt 7 3 4 0 Salmon Arm 6 2 3 0 Vernon 6 1 2 1 ISLAND DIVISION
0 0 1 0 1 2
10 8 7 6 5 5
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6 6 5 6 7
1 1 2 3 7
0 0 0 0 0
5 4 3 3 0
0 1 0 0 0
If it’s true that big things often come in small packages, then Merritt Centennials’ first-year forward Gavin Gould is a good case in point. The 16-year-old North Vancouver hockey product, who stands just five-foot eight-inches tall and weighs 150 pounds, scored his team’s first and last goals on Saturday in the Cents’ dramatic come-frombehind 3-2 victory over the Vernon Vipers. Gould’s first tally of the night came at 4:22 of the second period after the Centennials had fallen behind 2-0 in the opening 20 minutes of the game.
“I’d just come off the bench when James Neil saw me and chipped the puck out from the right wall into the middle of the ice,” Gould said. “I made a move to get around one of their forwards and released a quick shot that beat their goalie.” After Merritt’s Peyton Schaefer evened the game at two apiece late in the second period, and the two teams played a scoreless third, it was Gould again with a golden goal at 1:21 of the first five-minute sudden-death overtime period. “Shane Poulsen took a shot from the point that was partially blocked,” the youngster said. “I won a bit of a battle for the puck on
‘[Gavin] thinks the game at the same level as some of our top guys.’ — MERRITT HEAD COACH AND GM LUKE
the half-wall and passed it to Scotty Patterson down low. “We did a bit of a tic-tac-toe. I got the puck back, toe-dragged it around the goalie to my backhand and put it in. It was a great play by Scotty to get the puck to me.”
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T OTL PTS 0 0 0 0 1
quickness in terms of decision-making is that much faster. You have a lot less time to move and do things with the puck, and mistakes can really come back and bite you.” “While Gavin’s got to get bigger and stronger, he makes very skilled plays,” Merritt head coach and GM Luke Pierce said. “He’s very patient. He thinks the game at the same level as some of our top guys.” Gould’s hockey smarts were in evidence against Vernon, as he worked off the left wing for the first time in his hockey career.
10 9 6 6 0
MAINLAND DIVISION Team
What Gould failed to mention in his initial description of the winning goal, but can be seen on the video replay, is that he also had to deftly kick the puck up to his stick with his skates before deking out Austin Smith in the Vipers’ net. It was a nice piece of work for an emerging BCHL star. “As of right now, that was probably the biggest goal of my hockey career,” Gould said. “It was pretty special. I hope there’s many more to come.” After an injuryshortened final season of major midget hockey last year, Gould has made a rather seamless transition to the Junior A game. “The speed is similar,” he said, “but the
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School sports underway By Ian Webster THE HERALD
Another busy season of local elementary and secondary school sports has begun. At Merritt Secondary School, there are four volleyball teams currently in action: Grade 8 boys and girls, junior girls and senior girls. The senior girls team, coached by Dwayne Suzuki, hosted Sahali and Westsyde Schools from Kamloops on Tuesday of this week. Despite playing extreme-
ly well at times, the Panthers fell in straight sets to both zone rivals. On the weekend, the senior girls team was in Penticton, where they went 3-3 in six matches against AA, AAA and AAAA schools from around the province. The junior girls volleyball team, coached by Shelly Moorhead, sees its first action on Thursday as they host a pair of Kamloops teams starting at 4 p.m. The Merritt Secondary boys soccer team, coached by Mo Ollek
and Guy Dugas, has played two games thus far in their fall schedule. They lost 8-0 to the Sahali Sabres in their opener. Once again, MSS has a cross-country running team, coached by school principal Bill Lawrence. Area elementary schools kicked off their athletic season with the first of four cross-country runs on Wednesday at the lunch hour. Bench hosted well over 200 young harriers, ages 6 13, at Central Park.
Upcoming runs are Oct. 2 at Nicola Canford (the former Coquihalla Middle School), Oct. 4 at Bench and Oct. 9 at Collettville. Also slated for the fall is elementary soccer for students in Grades 4 through 7. Exhibition games will be held on Thursdays for both junior and senior boys and girls teams leading up to the annual district soccer tournament, slated for Friday, Oct. 18 from noon till 3 p.m.
MINOR HOCKEY REPORT Midget Rep The Tracker midgets kicked off their hockey season with a pair of out-of-town exhibition games. On Saturday, Bradley Colter’s two goals led his team to a 4-2 win over South Okanagan in Oliver. Grayson McMaster and Grady Musgrave had the other Merritt goals, while Sam Suzuki delivered an outstanding performance in net. Sunday, it was Colter again with two goals in a 7-2 loss to Sicamous.
Bantam Rep Merritt’s bantam rep team battled to a 3-3 draw with the Jr. Silverbacks in Salmon Arm on Saturday. Scoring for the Jr. Cents were Bailey Tomkinson, Sunil Sahota and Cameron St. Louis. Mack Stead went the distance between the pipes.
OFF AND RUNNING Bench’s Max Graham leads the pack at the start of the elementary cross-country run held Wednesday at Central Park. Ian Webster/Herald
BREATHTAKING BUMP Merritt Secondary’s Fallon Fosbery executes a picture-perfect forearm pass during volleyball action at MSS on Tuesday. Ian Webster/Herald
The local peewee reps won twice at home on the weekend, defeating Kamloops 9-1 on Saturday and then the North Shore AAA girls team 5-1 on Sunday. In the matchup with the Jr. Blazers, Merritt got goals from Talon Zakall (2), Austin Hawkins (2), Liam Kelly (2), Anthony Michel, Makyla Cook and Gillian Moore. Against the North Shore squad, Spencer Vaughan notched a pair for the homeside, with singles coming from Kelly, Hawkins and Connor Ouellet.
Midget rep Bradley Colter
Atom Development Merritt’s atom Jr. Centennials battled back from an early two-goal deficit to defeat the visiting West Kelowna Warriors 5-3 on Saturday. Local marksmen were Breanna Ouellet (2), Max Graham, Matthew Newman and Caleb Brackett. Carson Lang and Bryce Garcia split the netminding duties. The two teams enjoyed their games so much that they have arranged a rematch for this Sunday in West Kelowna.
Home games on Saturday 11:45 - 1:00 Atom Dev. vs Summerland in Shulus 1:30 - 3:30 Bantam Rep vs Salmon Arm in Merritt 4:00 - 5:30 Atom House vs Chase in Merritt 4:30 - 6:15 Midget House Team 1 vs Team 2 in Shulus 5:45 - 8:00 Midget Rep vs Kelowna in Merritt
Cents acquire a new goaltender from Grand Prairie to fill in for the injured Sanderson From Page 21 “I got thrown on the left side Saturday which was a bit different because I’ve always been a centreman. But I grew up watching my older brother Malcom play the wing. I texted him before the game and he passed along a few tips. It worked out well.” Things also went well on Saturday for the Cents’ winning netminder, Connor Lacouvée, who had just been acquired from the Grand Prairie Storm of the Alberta Junior Hockey League earlier in the week to fill in for the injured Russell Sanderson. Lacouvée stopped 32 of 34 Vernon shots to claim the victory. “I felt pretty good,” Lacouvée said. “I was excited to be playing again. The team around me helped a lot. It was nice to get the win.”
The road to Merritt for the 19-year-old native of Qualicum Beach, B.C. was a circuitous one. After playing in 20 games last season for the BCHL’s Cowichan Valley Capitals, Lacouvé was traded to the Nanaimo Clippers in the summer. The numbers game (in this case, year of birth) worked against the six-foot-one Lacouvée and the Clips shipped the ’tender to Grand Prairie two days before the start of the BCHL Showcase on September 6. “I was there only five days,” he said, “and only got in two practices before they told me I’d been traded to Merritt. I’m really happy to back in B.C.” Lacouvée knows full well that the length of his stay in Merritt is uncertain. He intends to just make the best of the opportunity to play. “Luke told me not to
HAVE GLOVE, WILL TRAVEL Nineteen-year-old netminder Connor Lacouvée, originally from Qualicum Beach, B.C., comes to Merritt by way of Grand Prairie, Alta., Nanaimo and Cowichan Valley in recent months. Ian Webster/Herald
worry about the future and just put one foot ahead of the other and focus on the present. There’s not much I can really do except work hard and have a positive attitude.” Pierce likes what he sees in the team’s newest acquisition. “[Connor] competes hard,” the coach said. “He didn’t have a chance on either of the goals in Vernon.
Being bigger, he’s more of a puck blocker than Devin [Kero, the Cents’ other healthy netminder].” As for giving Lacouvée the start against the Vipers just days after his arrival in Merritt, Pierce said, “It’s been our plan all along to alternate our two goalies for as long as possible, similar to two years ago with Lino Chimienti and Tyler
Steel. The fact that it’s Connor now and not Russell doesn’t change that plan.” The Centennials’ win in Vernon was a huge one on several fronts. Not only did it vault Merritt back into fourth place in the BCHL’s highlycompetitive Interior Conference, ahead of the Vipers and the Salmon Arm Silverbacks, but it was yet another crucial bounce-back performance following a disappointing effort the night before. Friday, in front of a lively, youthful crowd of 750 patrons at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena, the inconsistent Cents managed to wrestle defeat out of the jaws of victory in a dismal 3-2 loss to the visiting Trail Smoke Eaters. Rookies Wayland Williams and Daniel Nachbaur staked Merritt to a 2-0 lead
by the six-minute mark of the second period against the Smokies, but it was all downhill from there. A moredetermined Trail squad steadily took the game over. They scored three unanswered goals over the next 40-plus minutes of hockey, including the game winner by Jesse Knowler with just 1:13 left to play in the third period. “Trail wasn’t playing very well, and we should have put them away,” Pierce said. “Unfor-tunately, we didn’t play with any real compete level or sense of urgency. It was just a poor game all around and kind of a fitting way to lose, because we didn’t deserve to win.” The Cents’ injury woes mounted on the weekend as Daniel Nachbaur left Saturday’s game early with a skate laceration on his wrist and did not return.
Nachbaur hopes to be in the lineup this weekend for games against Penticton and Cowichan Valley. Also hoping to be back in uniform on the weekend are Diego Cuglietta, who is recovering from a broken nose, and possibly Tyler Martin. Definitely still on the shelf are Sanderson, Rhett Wilcox and Zach Hartley. Sunday’s home game against Cowichan starts at 2 p.m.
OVERTIME Gavin Gould’s two goals and first star selection in Vernon, combined with his goal and an assist from a pair of games against the Trail Smoke Eaters earlier, earned the speedy skater an honourable mention in the BCHL’s Player of the Week competition. The winner was Powell River’s Kurt Keats.
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WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE NICOLA VALLEY Have an event we should know about? Tell us by calling 250-378-4241 or emailing email@example.com FRIENDSHIP FRIDAY Chilli cookout, Friday, Sept. 27, 5-7 p.m. in Spirit Square. Come enjoy some great food, good music/stories and make some fabulous friends! Sponsored by a group of Christian friends who would like to encourage our community. Let’s get to know each other better.
GARLIC FESTIVAL! Garlic festival is back celebrating all things garlic! Enjoy another great weekend of garlic, games and entertainment. Come on down, Saturday, Sept. 28 & Sunday, Sept. 29 to Smith Pioneer Park in Lower Nicola.
weekend of sharing ideas, tips, and lots of quilting inspiration. Classes, demos and displays for beginning and advanced quilters. Register at the Civic Centre. For more info, call 250315-1050.
MERRITT ARMY CADETS Merritt ARMY cadets are looking for parent volunteers & officers. Our nonprofit organization has been running for 93 years. If you would like to help out, please contact Lynn Henville or Angele Grenier at 250-378-9485.
ST. MICHAEL’S ANGLICAN CHURCH
NV QUILTERS GUILD “Stash Buster” quilting weekend, Oct. 4-6 at the Merritt Civic Centre. Join a creative group of quilters for a
100th Anniversary Celebration. 1990 Chapman St. “Welcome home for Thanksgiving” service on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 10 a.m. Bishop Barbara Andrews and Rev. Dan Hines pre-
siding. Refreshments & cake cutting after 11:30 a.m. Everyone welcome.
COURTHOUSE ART GALLERY “Colour and Contour” art show with artists Libby Dybikowski, Carole Jackson and John Yellowlees runs until Oct. 5. Gallery is open Thurs. 4-8 p.m., Fri & Sat Noon to 6 p.m.
LOWER NICOLA COMMUNITY HALL Craft & Bake Sale, Saturday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everyone welcome. Reserve your table by calling 250378-7266 or 250-3784717
welcoming setting? Come on down to Brambles Bakery Thursday evenings. Bring your yarn and needles and join in the fun.
massage, shamanism, intuition, arts, music and more. The largest wellness event in BC. Visit www. InteriorWellness.com for more info.
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Next screening is on Monday, Oct. 21, with film titled, “The Sapphires” at the NVIT lecture theatre at 7:30 p.m. Rated: PG Free Parking. No food or drinks allowed in the theatre. Tickets at the door.
Weekly schedule is as follows: Monday: Crib & Whist 7 p.m. Tuesday: Bingo 1 p.m., Duplicate Bridge 7 p.m. Wednesday: Carpet Bowling 1:30 p.m., Court Whist 7 p.m. Thursday: Floor Curling 1 p.m. (third week - shut-in lucheon) Friday: Rummoli & Games 7 p.m. All seniors welcome.
TRU KAMLOOPS Interior Wellness Festival: Sept. 27-29, 2013. Seminars, workshops, healing garden, yoga & fitness classes, marketplace, live entertainment, and cafe! Explore health, wellness, healing, nutrition, pilates, zumba, meditation,
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THE CHURCHES OF MERRITT WELCOME YOU Crossroads Community Church 2990 Voght St. • 250-378-2911 Service Time: Sundays 10:30 a.m.
Merritt Baptist Church
2499 Coutlee Ave. (Corner of Coutlee and Orme) • 250-378-2464 Service Time/ Sunday School: Sunday 10:30 a.m.
Merritt Lutheran Fellowship
in St. Michael's Church • 250-378-9899 Service Time: 3rd Sunday each month 1:00 p.m.
Nicola Valley Evangelical Free Church
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1950 Maxwell St. • 250-378-9502 Service Time: Sundays 10:00 a.m.
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Corner of Jackson & Blair • 250-378-2919 Mass Time: Sundays 9:00 a.m.
Brownies Thursdays 5:30 - 7 p.m. Central School - 250-3788310 Canadian Diabetes Association Once a month, 7 - 9 p.m. Trinity United Church Hall. Call Eva 250-378-2897 or Gerry at 250-378-3716 CMHA - Merritt Clubhouse Fireside Center 2026 Granite Ave. Wed/Fri 9 am - 2:30 pm Shirley 250-378-5660 Central School Pac First Tuesday 7 p.m. Lunchroom - 250-378-4892 Celebrate Recovery Mondays 7 p.m. New Life Fellowship, 1938 Quilchena Ave. 250-3784534 Community Choir Mondays 7 p.m. Fall to Spring Collettville Elementary 250-378-9899 Court Whist - Fun Game Wednesdays 7 p.m. at the Seniors Centre 250-378-2776
Drop-In Soccer Tuesdays & Thursdays: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Girls & Boys 16+ welcome 250-378-2530 Drop-In Volleyball Mondays 7 - 9 p.m. CMS. 250-378-6212. Guides Mondays 5:30 -7:00 p.m. Central School - 250-9368298 Ladies’ Curling League Wednesdays 6 & 8 p.m. Call 250-378- 8175 or 250-378-4917 Living With Loss Support Group Wednesdays 7 to 8:45 p.m. 2025 Granite Ave. 250-280-4040 Merritt Curling Club For League Information 250-378-4423 Merritt Duplicate Bridge Club Tuesdays 7 p.m. Seniors’ Centre 250-378-5550 Merritt Elks Lodge Clubs Second & Fourth Wednesday 8 p.m. Elks Hall 250-3789788
Merritt Lawn Bowling Sun., Tues., & Thurs. at 7 p.m. 250-378-2950 Merritt Lions Club First & Third Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Best Western - Han’s Golden Wok 250-378-9509 Merritt Moms Prenatal Post Natal Support group. Monday - Friday - 8:30 a.m. 250-378-2252 Merritt Mountain Biking Assoc. Wednesdays 6 p.m. - ride E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: #merrittbiking Navy League Cadets of Canada Wednesdays 6 - 9 p.m. Cadet Hall - Ages 9-13 welcome 250-280-6944 Merritt Snowmobile Club Second Tuesday 7 p.m. Civic Centre 250-315-1082 Merritt’s Women in Business Second Wednesday 5:30 7:30 p.m. Merritt Desert Inn 250-315-5851 Nicola Naturalist Society Third Thursday - 7:00 p.m. NVIT. www.nicolanaturalists.ca
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Nicola Valley Better Breathers Third Wednesdays 1 p.m. Trinity United - 250-378-6266 N.V. 4-H Club Second Tuesday - 6:30 p.m. Central School - 250-3785028 N.V. Community Band Tuesdays 7 p.m - MSS Music Room 250-378-5031 or 250-378-9894 N.V. Dirt Riders Association Last Wednesday 7 p.m. Garden Sushi - Scott: 250-3783502 www.nvdra.com N.V. Fall Fair Third Monday 7 p.m. 2145 Quilchena Ave. 250-378-5925 N.V. Fish & Game (except July and Aug.) Third Wednesday 7 p.m. 2236 Jackson Ave. 250-378-4572 or 250-378-4904 N.V. Heritage Society Last Wednesday - Baillie House 250-378-0349 N.V. Quilters Guild First & Third Thursdays Civic Centre 7 p.m. 250-378-4172
N.V. Search & Rescue Second Monday 7 p.m. at the airport - 250-378-6769 N.V. Thrift Store First Tuesday NVGH basement 250-378-9100 N.V. Women’s Institute Second Wednesday 1:30 p.m. For locations, 250-378-2536 One Way Krew Youth Group Tuesdays 7 - 8:30 p.m. Crossroads Community Church - 250-378-2911 Pathfinders Thursdays 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Central School 250-936-8298 Patricia Rebekah Lodge Second & Fourth Mondays at 7 p.m. Lawn Bowling Club Rocky Mnt. Rangers Cadets Tuesdays 6 p.m. 250-3781302 or 250-572-3775 Royal Canadian Legion #96 Executive Mtg. Second Thursday 6 p.m. Regular Mtg. Fourth Thursday 7 p.m. 1940 Quilchena 250-378-5631
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St. Michael’s Anglican Church 1990 Chapman St. • 250-378-3772 Service Time: Sundays 10:00 a.m.
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Corner of Quilchena & Chapman • 250-378-5735 Service Time: Sundays 10:00 a.m. Royal Purple First & Third Mondays 1:00 p.m. - Downstairs @ Elks Hall 250-378-6788 Rotary Club of Merritt Every Thursday - Noon Brambles Bakery Cafe. 250-378-5535 Rotary Club of Merritt Sunrise Every Tuesday - 7 a.m. Brambles Bakery Seniors’ Mixed Curling Mondays & Tuesdays 1 - 3 p.m. 250-378-5539 Soup Bowl Tuesdays 11:30 - 1:00 p.m. Anglican Church Hall Sparks Mondays 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Central School - 250-378-8310 Teen Centre
Mondays & Fridays 3:30 - 7:30 p.m. 250-378-4878 Toastmasters Club 3929 Tuesdays 5 p.m. at the Merritt Library 250-378-5855 24U Tuesdays 2 p.m. at the Hospice Society - Sue 250-378-2717 or Bonnie 250-315-0179 Valley Visual Artists General club information Fran McMurchy 250-378-4230 Vintage Car Club - Merritt Second Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Ska-Lu-La Workshop Al - 250-378-7402 Ted - 250378-4195
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Lost keys - black Kelowna Nissan key fob. Lost in Bench (gasoline alley area). Please drop off at the Merritt Herald. Rabbit found on Armstrong Street - Call 250-378-9456 to claim
Missing - black cat in the Diamondvale area. Answers to the name Suze, has tattoo, phone 250-378-2122
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John Henry (Jack) Neale Lifelong Nicola Valley resident and rancher, John Henry (Jack) Neale, aged 92 years, passed away peacefully at Coquihalla Gillis House on September 16th, 2013. Lovingly remembered by his wife of more than 66 years, Patricia Kuchle Neale, son Bob (Brun) Neale, grandchildren Jennifer (Bob) de Bourcier, Robyn (Scott) McLeod and Laura (Colin) Dempster, great grandchildren Tawny, Hayden, Grace, Silas, Oliver, Norman, Patrick and Meredith as well as a great many other relatives and friends. He is predeceased by his brother, Eddie Neale and son, Norman Neale. Born in Upper Nicola in 1921, Jack moved with his parents at age one to the ranch on which he remained for the next 91 years. An avid outdoor enthusiast, he belonged to both the Nicola Valley Gun Club and the Snowmobile club. He enjoyed hunting, Àshing and was an excellent marksmen and trap shooter. Well known for his rambling stories and “half a cup” of coffee, Jack will live on in the mischievous grin of his great grandchildren and will be missed by all who knew him. A celebration of life will be held at St. Michael’s Anglican Church on Saturday, September 28th at 1:30 pm. Tea will be held following the service in the church hall. Should friends desire, donations may be made to the Coquihalla Gillis House.
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Sadly Gunther passed away suddenly at the age of 85. Gunther has now reunited with his wife Juanita, that he missed each and everyday.
Gunther will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. No words can describe how much we loved you and how much we will miss you.
Love you forever and ever. P.S. Say hi to Mom. DAVIS, ROBERT MORRIS Nov. 11, 1926 – Sept. 11, 2013 Robert Morris Davis (Cowboy Bob) passed away, Wednesday Sept 11 2013 at 8:10 am at the Shuswap Lake General Hospital in Salmon Arm. His three daughters and one son were able to say their goodbyes as well as his only surviving brother. His caregiver and partner Judith Platzer was by his side till the end. Bob is survived by his Daughters Ellen Lenzi of Revelstoke, Laura & David Fyles of Salmon Arm, Denise Giammarino of Kelowna, and one Son Glen Davis of Leduc Alberta, also one Brother Ernie & Judy Davis of Royal City, Eastern Washington. He also had 7 Grandchildren and 7 Great Grandchildren. Bob was born in Melville Saskatchewan and was the second youngest of a family of 13 brothers and sisters. As a young man he did his part for the war effort by enlisting in the Merchant Marines. He later moved to the west coast and worked on the tugboats for his brother-in-law. It was during that time where he met and married Monica Snow. They moved to Nanaimo where he took his Heavy Duty Mechanics. They had four children and after a time moved to Summerland BC where they worked, as well ran a small farm and raised their family. In later life Dad did a number of things from working on the Hydro project in Revelstoke to Ranching and running a Feed Store in Merritt. In his retirement years he spent some time living on his boat at Pender Island. Dad was as comfortable running his small yacht as sitting in the saddle or driving his beloved team of appaloosas. He loved to be near the water and that is what attracted him to Sicamous, where he enjoyed many hours chatting up the locals at the Legion or Eagle View Manor and Grandma’s and Grandpa’s Restaurant. There will be a memorial at the Sicamous Legion, Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Memorial donations can be made to the Shuswap Lake Hospital Foundation, Box 265, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4N3 or online at ShuswapHospitalFoundation.org, in the name of Cowboy Bob. Arrangements entrusted to FISCHER’S FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD., Salmon Arm (250) 833-1129. EMAIL condolences and share memories through Bob’s obituary at www.Àschersfuneralservices.com.
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The South Central Interior Distance Education School is looking for contract markers for Ph 11 and 12 plus senior high school academic math courses. Please contact Al Mackay-Smith, Principal, for details, phone 250-315-1200
Accounts Payable/Job Cost/Payroll Clerk Merritt, BC Emcon Services Inc., a Road and Bridge Maintenance Contractor based in Merritt, B.C. is seeking applications for an Accounts Payable/Job Cost/Payroll Clerk position in our Merritt ofĂ€ce. The main function of this position will be to assist within the Ă€nancial aspects at the Corporate ofĂ€ce and to work with the management team to create â€œĂ€nancial focusâ€?. The position also requires an individual who can handle multiple priorities and deadlines in a busy and complex ofĂ€ce environment, as well as, possess strong administrative skills, excellent verbal and written skills, be well organized and have solid computer experience and knowledge. Experience with Microsoft OfĂ€ce (Excel, Word, Access) would be an asset. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Accounts Payable, Accounting duties, Job Costing, Payroll data entry, Access and Excel queries, conĂ€dential Ă€ling and other general ofĂ€ce/clerical duties such as typing, data entry, etc. This position requires above average attention to detail, accuracy and conĂ€dentiality. We require the individual to work 5 days per week, Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. As this position requires operation of Company Vehicles, please include a driverâ€™s abstract in your Application along with relevant education and experience. Only short listed candidates will be contacted and hiring is subject to pre-employment drug testing. Please mail, fax or e-mail resumes as follows: HR Manager Emcon Services Inc. #105-1121 McFarlane Way Merritt, B.C. V1K 1C2 Fax: 250-378-4106 E-mail: email@example.com No phone calls please
1 bdrm/den duplex. $725 plus utilities. 2 bdrm duplex. $700 plus utilities.
2 bdrm in Sixplex. $700. (Lower Nicola) 3 bdrm upper level of home. (Bench). $925 plus utilities. 3 bdrm townhouse. $750 plus utities.
Homes for Rent
Available immediately, 2 bedroom mobile home, washer/dryer, fridge/stove, add-on laundry/mudroom, sundeck, fenced yard, close to town, schools & bus. $700./month. Ph:250-378-0887. Avail. immed., 2 bdrm mobile home, Washer/Dryer, fridge/stove, mudroom, & util. included. Fenced yard, close to schools, bus & town. $950/mth. Ph: 250-378-0887.
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Located on a busy street, ample parking, no triple net, no hydro, no long term lease required.
4 bdrm house. $1200 plus utilities.
3 bdrm house in Sunshine Valley. $1400 plus utilities. 3 bdrm furnished house on Acreage. Temporary. $1500 plus utilities.
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3 bdrm suite for rent. Close to downtown. N/s, N/d, no pets,ref. req., fenced yard. $750/month. 250-378-9560
5 bdrm house. $1250 plus utilities.
OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT
3 bdrm house. $950 pus utilities.
MERRITT REAL ESTATE SERVICES Property Manager: Lynda Etchart
Clean one and two bedroom. Starting at $600/month. NO PETS
2 bdrm Bsmt Suite. $800 including utilities.
4 bdrm duplex. $975 plus utilities.
Baillie House Fall Garage Sale Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper?
2 bdrm Sandpiper Unit. $750 plus hydro. (2
3 bdrm duplex. $900 plus utilities.
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1988 Quilchena Ave.
September 23, 2013
2 bdrm duplex. $750 plus utilities.
Merchandise for Sale
Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services
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Recreational/Sale DUE TO HEALTH MUST SELL 2011 23â€™9â€? Wildwood travel trailer, incl. 2500V inverter, 4000V gas generator. Can be viewed at 2548 Corkle St. Lower Nicola 250-378-9157 or 250-378-4009
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is hereby given to Creditors and others having claims against the estate of William James Reginald Pattison that the particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executors c/o Epp Cates Oien, Barristers and Solicitors, #300, 125 - 4th Avenue, Kamloops, BC V2C 3N3 on or before October 24, 2013, after which date the executors will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executors then has notice.
NOTICE OF TAX SALE IS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2013
CITY OF MERRITT NOTICE OF 2013 TAX SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Section 254 of the Community Charter, properties listed hereunder will be offered for sale for recovery of outstanding property taxes on Monday, September 30, 2013, beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the Council Chamber at the Merritt City Hall at 2185 Voght Street, Merritt, B.C., unless delinquent taxes plus interest thereon are sooner paid. Payment for either settlement of outstanding taxes or purchase of property at Tax Sale shall be Cash, Money Order, CertiĂ€ed Cheque or Bank Draft. The minimum bid on a property will be the upset price for that speciĂ€c property and is subject to change until the time of the Tax Sale. It should be noted that the sale is not Ă€nal and that the purchase is subject to redemption within one year from the day the annual sale began. Redemption price will be the upset price at time of tax sale plus any taxes paid by the purchaser, plus interest as set by the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development on the preceding and on any surplus bid. NOTE: Purchase of a Tax Sale Property is subject to tax under the Property Transfer Tax Act. The tax is based on fair market value and calculated at a rate of 1% on the Ă€rst $200,000.00 of value and 2% on the balance.
Delinquent Properties as of 11:00 am September 24, 2013 A more current list can found on the City of Merrittâ€™s webpage www.merritt.ca Roll # 10948 141000 870058 870060 915000 1136200 1471040 4205001 4354001 4367003 4701000 4705002 4714001 4906000 7090060
Civic & Legal Address 2928 TELEMON PL - Lot: E, Block:, Plan: KAP36400, District Lot: 122 2175 QUILCHENA AVE - Lot: A, Block: , Plan: KAP87015, District Lot: 123 MERRITT AVE - Lot: 1, Block: , Plan: KAP38721, District Lot: 124 2350 VOGHT ST - Lot: A, Block: , Plan: KAP26552, District Lot: 124 2125 BLACKWELL AVE - Lot: 28, Block:, Plan: KAP1428, District Lot: 124 2070 QUILCHENA AVE - Lot: 7, Block: 18, Plan: KAP1, District Lot: 125 1499 COLDWATER AVE - Lot: 10, Block: 7, Plan: KAP1219, District Lot: 125 5 - 1098 HOUSTON ST - Lot: , Block:, Plan:, District Lot: 54 - 2776 CLAPPERTON AVE - Lot: , Block:, Plan: , District Lot: 67 - 2776 CLAPPERTON AVE - Lot:, Block:, Plan: , District Lot: 1 - 1226 MCMILLAN RD - Lot:, Block: , Plan:, District Lot: 5 - 1226 MCMILLAN RD - Lot:, Block: , Plan:, District Lot: 14 - 1226 MCMILLAN RD - Lot:, Block: , Plan:, District Lot: 106 - 1401 NICOLA AVE - Lot:, Block: , Plan:, District Lot: 6B - 1500 SPRING ST - Lot:, Block:, Plan:, District Lot:
Upset Price $5,788.33 $13,810.41 $16,385.96 $152,342.36 $15,429.55 $ 9,416.68 $ 9,276.21 $1,013.26 $ 873.91 $716.07 $625.01 $631.39 $826.45 $664.68 $483.00
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Merritt Herald - September 26, 2013