• Art Walk 2014 begins with Art in the Park

    The Merritt and District Chamber of Commerce is kicking off its Art Walk with Art in the Park tomorrow at Rotary Park. Now in its second year, Art Walk sees local businesses paired with local artists to...

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  • A brief history of teacher demands

    VICTORIA – A few things have changed since the last all-out teacher strike in B.C. That was just two years ago, when the B.C. Teachers’ Federation was coming off its second-ever voluntary agreement with a 16 per...

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  • Thunder bantams headed to Provincials

    For the first time in four years, the Nicola Valley Minor Lacrosse Association has qualified a team for Provincials. The NVMLA Thunder bantams punched their ticket to the B.C. championships on Vancouver Island by winning all three...

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  • Hotel development gets OK from council

    A new hotel is one step closer to setting up shop in Merritt after city council approved a development permit application at its regular meeting on Tuesday. The unanimous decision to approve the permit means a 46-room,...

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  • Mud races set for this weekend

    Make it three for three. The North West Mud Racing Association (NWMRA) is back in Merritt for its third annual mud races. This weekend, mud racers in street-class cars and in classes A through E, pro cut...

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  • KLC says goodbye to 50 graduates

    One way to look at graduation is as if it were a run – not everyone will finish it the same way, but on paper, it’s all the same for those who make it to the finish...

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  • Strong winds fail to blow Carr off course

    Call it homefield advantage, if you will. Local golfers clearly got the better of their out-of-town opposition last Friday, winning all four divisions of the Black’s Pharmacy Senior Men’s Open. The one-day, 18-hole event was played in...

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  • Not guilty verdict in banned weapon trial

    A local man was found not guilty of knowingly possessing a prohibited weapon in Merritt provincial court last Wednesday after the Crown failed to prove he knew it was in the trunk of his car. Tyler Grieve...

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  • MacKay’s got mothering all figured out

    Last week, I fell asleep one night and when I woke up in the morning, it was 1952. At least that’s what I felt like as I perused the news and came upon a not-so-glowing review of...

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  • Victim of car torching lost independence

    Dear Editor, In the early morning hours of Sunday, June 22, I was awakened by a police officer who informed me that my car, a 1990 Nissan, had been set on fire. Doesn’t sound like that much...

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