• New contract for Aspen Planers and Tolko workers

    Forest workers at mills such as Aspen Planers and Tolko in Merritt will be getting a raise after six months without a new contract. An agreement has been reached on a new five year deal between the...

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  • Getting to know the Merritt community

    I cannot believe it’s already 2014. I have been a reporter for seven months now in Merritt and boy does time sure fly. It feels as though just yesterday I was getting moved in to my apartment...

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  • Grocery stores welcome new faces

    When Keith Walliser took a job as a part-time bagger at the local Loblaws in Estevan, Sask., he didn’t think it would turn into a career. Over the next 31 years, Walliser gradually worked his way west...

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  • Christmas hamper program serves 590

    The food bank’s Christmas hamper program provided 590 people in the Nicola Valley with food and gifts. The food bank approved 276 applications for hampers from people with demonstrated financial need. About 40 companies and community members...

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  • Dog’s death divides owners, animal shelter

    A Merritt-area animal rescue shelter and a local family are butting heads over the events that led to the death of a 12-year-old dog. Judanna Caros, owner of Angel’s Animal Rescue,said she received a call earlier this...

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  • Passport to Christmas winners

    And the Passport to Christmas winners are: 1st: Leanne Dobson-Gill ($800) 2nd: Brandi Paquette ($500) 3rd: Debbie Shearer ($400) Congratulations! Your gift certificates to local merchants are available at the Merritt Herald office. Give us a call...

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  • Foot chase leads police report

    Cop chases man on foot On Dec. 5 at approximately 1:30 a.m., Merritt RCMP observed a vehicle on Menzies Street commit a traffic violation. When police stopped the vehicle, the driver, a local 26-year-old man, jumped out...

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  • Police have issued a Canada-wide warrant for 36-year-old Neil Elliott Collins who failed to appear in Kelowna court this morning for charges of possession of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance and trafficking charges. He could...

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  • Sturgis Canada music, motorcycle fest sets dates

    The Sturgis Canada motorcycle rally and music festival is scheduled for August 2014 after taking 2013 off to regroup and reorganize. The festival was supposed to take place at the old Merritt Mountain Music Festival grounds last...

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