• Learn to accept change, let go of fear

    “Growth means change and change involves risk, stepping from the known to the unknown.” — Somerset Maugham        Many people have a difficult time adjusting to change. Generally, this is due to some level of anxiety as to...

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  • Local kennel loses business licence appeal

    A local dog kennel won’t get a business licence to operate in 2014. On March 12, the city refused to issue a business licence to D&L Kennels, based in Collettville, on the grounds it violates the city’s...

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  • Police warn of possible GHB in community

    Several recent events have led police to warn the public to be extra vigilant when partying or consuming alcohol. On March 15 at about 2:30 a.m., police were called to assist several persons with an unconscious female....

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  • Councillors weigh in on pros and cons of four-year terms

    A likely increase to four-year municipal terms is getting mixed reviews from Merritt’s current council members. The provincial government is introducing legislation to change election terms from three years to four for municipalities, school boards and regional...

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  • NDP’s survival on the line

    VICTORIA – The B.C. NDP leadership contest is officially underway, with the entry of Vancouver Island veteran John Horgan in a reluctant reprise of his 2011 run against Port Coquitlam MLA Mike Farnworth. 
Unfortunately for them, weekend...

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  • Going headlong into world of headlines

    “Headlines are the hidden weapons of writers and editors,” says my Canadian Press style book. They need to be concise, lively, and preferably suck the reader in. Headline writing is a special talent, and one that develops...

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  • Local artist co-op celebrates 25 years

    Dear Editor, In the fall of 1989, a group of like-minded artisans came together with the thought of offering their wares year-round. Looking back, it doesn’t seem possible that it’s been 25 years. From its humble beginning...

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  • Fix Prosperity mine situation by approving it

    Dear Editor,

 I’ll bet I’m not the only person who thinks Prime Minister Stephen Harper should reconsider and approve the New Prosperity mine. Not only were the economic benefits for the people of Williams Lake, Quesnel, and...

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  • Dance school closing

    A valiant community effort to fundraise on a tight timeline turned out to be no match for the “slow wheels of government” after all. “The slow wheels of government have made it impossible to continue to keep...

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  • Merritt concerns reflected in budget

    The message was received loud and clear. Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart told the Herald the all-party Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services had many of their recommendations reflected in the recently released provincial budget. Last...

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