• Pacific Forest Rally back in the Nicola Valley

    The Canadian Rally Championship makes its annual pit stop in Merritt this weekend for the 2013 Pacific Forest Rally (PFR). Car and driver teams from across North America will converge on the Nicola Valley to compete in...

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  • School district enrolment above projections

    School District 58 has exceeded its enrolment projections for the current school year. At the first school board meeting of the year on Sept. 18, superintendent Bob Peacock said the district has 1,142 students at the elementary...

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  • May campaign expenses filed

    The four candidates in May’s election for Fraser-Nicola MLA have filed their expense reports with the chief electoral officer. Election expenses ranged from just under $2,000 to over $80,000. Green Party candidate John Kidder filed for $1,785...

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  • Locals urged to learn about grasslands

    The Nicola Watershed Community Round Table is urging Nicola Valley residents to venture to the Laurie Guichon Memorial Grasslands Interpretive Site so they can better understand and appreciate their surroundings. “The grasslands site has been our project...

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  • Name of driver killed in Hwy 5 rollover released

    The B.C. Coroners Service have released the name of the driver killed in a single-vehicle rollover on Highway 5 just south of the Inks Lake turnoff last week. Dustin Raymond Descoteau, 29, of Chemainus, B.C. was found...

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  • Volunteers shown appreciation

    The City of Merritt and the Community Policing Office gave back to the people who give back to the community with a volunteer appreciation tea on Wednesday at the Merritt Civic Centre. About 60 people gathered for...

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  • New transit buses hit the road

    The Merritt Transit System has two new buses in its fleet. The new buses, which have new colouring in green and blue stripes, have about the same lifespan of five years. The buses still have 20 seats...

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  • Trapping no more humane than nature

    Dear Editor, Re: Should B.C. ban trapping? Sept. 19, Merritt Herald I have real concerns about the statements made by the Outdoorsman in your Sept. 19 issue. Firstly, the question was about trapping, not the validity of...

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  • October is Small Business Month

    Dear Editor, Small businesses are the heart and soul of communities. They support families and keep local economies strong. The owners are parents, coaches and volunteers who make a difference every day. October is Small Business Month...

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  • Not exactly a banner day for debate in Kamloops city hall

    A friend whose opinions I respect was pretty enraged this week — and rightly so. Her anger came from the kerfuffle that made its way to this week’s meeting of city council, the debate over a banner...

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