• New bursary for early childhood educators

    Students enrolling or enrolled in the early childhood education program (ECE) at the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology or any of the other 33 programs like it across B.C. are getting new support from the province. On...

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  • Council throws support behind theatre, rodeo

    City council voted unanimously to write a letter of support to the Merritt Cinema Society for their theatre project and to congratulate them on their efforts so far. The letter is expected to help the society when...

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  • A Tribe Called Red to headline Bass Coast

    Ottawa-based critically-acclaimed electronic group A Tribe Called Red will be a headlining act at this year’s Bass Coast festival, which hits the old Mountainfest grounds on Aug. 1-4. “They’re quite revered around the world right now,” Bass...

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  • 1.4 million flu shots a B.C. record

    It wasn’t as many as in the global H1N1 pandemic of 2009, but this year’s influenza vaccine program delivered a record 1.4 million seasonal doses to B.C. residents. Resurgence of the H1N1 strain that triggered hospitalizations and...

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  • Victims shouldn’t be forced to relive a life-altering tragedy

    One of many things I have learned in my time as a member of Parliament is that when it comes to serious acts of senseless violence and the traumatic loss of loved ones, while media attention is...

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  • More unwanted celebrity parenting advice

    More than 300 cases of the measles have sprung up in B.C. in a six-week-long outbreak that has turned attention and criticism to the anti-vaccine crusade of some parents in the mid-2000s. Famously, actor and Playboy model...

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  • Denying mine bid for eco-credit

    Dear Editor,

 If all goes according to plan, B.C. will have eight new mines opening by 2015, as well as major expansions to nine other mines. That’s the plan and it’s a goal worth pursuing.
Unfortunately, the Prosperity...

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  • Ukraine: stupidity in action

    By Gwynne Dyer It’s all too easy to imagine the high-level meeting in Kiev where the Ukrainian government decided on its next move. It probably sounded a bit like this: “Very well, gentlemen, we are agreed on...

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  • Consistency the key for Panther girls

    Consistency will be the name of the game for the MSS senior girls’ soccer team going forward. The Panthers squad put their mettle to the test over the weekend at their annual Test of Mettle soccer tournament....

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  • Five-year financial plan gets first 3 readings

    City council unanimously approved the first three readings of Merritt’s five-year financial plan bylaw, establishing the city’s financial plan for 2014 to 2018, at its regular council meeting Tuesday. Council also unanimously approved the first three readings...

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