• Minor Hockey Report: Rep team playoffs begin this week on three fronts

    All three Merritt rep hockey teams begin their Okanagan-Mainline playoffs this weekend with game one of their respective best-of-three series on home ice Thursday or Friday (see schedule below). Each of the three rep teams will play...

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  • City council begins budget deliberations

    City council started the deliberation process for the city’s 2014 budget with a series of high-level departmental overviews at three meetings last week. Heads of different city departments presented their first draft budgets to council on Jan....

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  • Duo bringing magic to Merritt

    Some couples may wish their spouse would disappear, but Murray Hatfield and his wife Teresa actually do that for a living. This Saturday afternoon the Hatfields will bring their magic show to the Civic Centre to astound...

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  • 2013 best year for downtown info booth

    The Visitor Information Centre at the Baillie House had its busiest year ever in 2013. A total of 17,573 people visited the booth in 2013, which is nearly 2,000 more people than in 2012. That boost in...

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  • Booking a flight? Check it twice…

    The other day, I was half-watching a subtitled, muted newscast and caught a bit of a travel story through the daze induced by my feet rhythmically pounding on a treadmill. Here’s the gist: a university student in...

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  • Closure of dance studio a travesty

    The following is a letter addressed to MP Dan Albas provided to the Herald. I write this as support for Lizette Nel in her effort to keep alive the dance studio here in Merritt, and thus keep...

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  • Dollarama application approval leads Nicola Valley news briefs

    City council unanimously gave the OK to a developer to build a 10,000-square-foot Dollarama store east of Extra Foods at its regular meeting on Tuesday night. Merritt Mayor Susan Roline told council the store will not compete...

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  • Tunnel helps toads cross the road

    Members of the Nicola Naturalist Society will continue to monitor tiny toadlets as they migrate using a special underpass designed to protect them from being run over by cars in a provincial park. Western toads, which are...

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  • Logan Lake welcomes new CAO

    Bosompem came to Canada without speaking much of the English language, but his will to succeed has made him the man he is today. A refugee from Ghana, Bosompem came to Canada in August of 1991 at...

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  • Katie Garthwaite one step closer to The American

    Merritt barrel racer Katie Garthwaite and her 10-year-old mare FC Guys Prime Time (a.k.a. Frenchy) recorded a time of 17.033 seconds to finish ninth out of a field of 98 competitors at the fifth and final Red...

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