• Local forestry workers vote in favour of strike

    Forestry workers across the region sent a clear message to employers last week by voting 95 per cent in favour of strike action. With this strike mandate from the members, union representatives will be returning to the bargaining...

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  • Manuel elected as chief of Upper Nicola Band

    Danny Manuel was elected chief of the Upper Nicola Indian Band by an almost 40 vote majority after Saturday's election. "I'm very humbled by the support of the community," said Manuel who has served as a councillor for...

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  • Upper Nicola Band responds to tragedy

    Members of the Upper Nicola Indian Band and other communities were quick to respond to tragedy when Hank and Delphine Charters lost their home to fire Tuesday, March 22. At least 20 people including nine volunteer firefighters gathered...

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  • Six-year-old gets a cut for cancer

    Six-year-old Rory Crerar's red hair is neatly clipped to a shoulder length bob. The long hair that only weeks ago reached down to her lower back has been bound together with a ponytail on each end, placed in...

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  • City to relive first council meeting

    Merritt residents will have the chance to go back to the very beginning as the mayor and council re-enact Merritt's first council meeting on Friday, April 1. Marking exactly one hundred years since Merritt's incorporation in 1911,...

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  • Just in case you thought politics in B.C. were boring

    When a number of Federal Conservative MP's from B.C. announced they would not be seeking re-election in the advent of a new election being called, it caused quite a lot of speculation as to whether any...

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  • CFDC to launch promo video

    A promotional video showcasing the Nicola Valley will soon be posted on over 20 websites focused on economic development with an international reach, according to Deanne Parise, Economic Development Officer. Parise spoke of the video during a presentation...

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  • Do You Get “Tension Headaches”?

    It is estimated that 75 per cent to 90 per cent of all persons who complain of chronic or frequent headaches suffer from tension headaches. They are the most common type of primary headache, and while they...

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  • Opposition to federal budget could mean spring election

    Finance Minister Jim Flaherty tabled a budget in the House of Commons, which opposition parties have said they will reject. If they follow through with their intentions of rejecting the latest budget. from the Conservative government, a...

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  • Volunteers provide extra set of eyes and ears

    Late in the evening, as most of Merritt is calling it a day, a group of dedicated volunteers heads out on patrol to keep an eye on the city. While the RCMP is of course responsible for keeping...

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