• Egan and Kempf team up to take MGCC mixed open golf tournament

    Sometimes it pays to do things at the last minute. Merritt’s Dana Egan hadn’t even realized the Merritt Golf and Country Club’s annual mixed tournament was coming up this past weekend until she was out golfing with...

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  • Cents ink another goalie — a former WJAC all-star

    The Merritt Centennials continue to use the off-season to put more pieces of the puzzle together in their build-up to the 2014-15 BCHL season. On July 17, it was announced that the hockey team has signed its...

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  • Merritt ballplayers win gold and bronze at Provincials and B.C. Summer Games

    It’s been quite a month of July for a pair of 16-year-old Nicola Valley softball players. As members of the Clearwater Crushers baseball team, Merritt’s David Colter and Dalton Jury won gold medals at this year’s U16...

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  • Contract awarded for $2 million sewer, road upgrade

    Construction is expected to begin after the August long weekend to upgrade Merritt’s aging infrastructure, which will see the city spend $2 million in the process. On July 22 at its regular meeting, city council unanimously approved...

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  • Breathing new life into historic Yuen On Lung store

    A new store downtown is paying tribute to Merritt’s past. When the old Yuen On Lung store re-opens on Saturday as Mirror Vintage, it will be like stepping back in time for those who walk through its...

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  • Sports as diverse as those who play ’em

    Around the world, sporting endeavours are as diverse as the people who play them and the countries that embrace them. Last week, I saw an amazing video of the cycle ball world championships in Japan. Two teams...

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  • RCMP seek info in unprovoked June shooting

    RCMP are looking for more information to assist in their investigation of a seemingly random shooting of a cyclist near Spences Bridge in the early morning hours of June 1. Burnaby cyclist Craig Premack, 59, was participating...

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  • Green Energy Project gets green light on funding

    Financing has closed on the Merritt Green Energy Project, a biomass plant expected to generate 40 megawatts of electricity from wood waste from local sawmills. The $235-million biomass-fired facility will sell power to BC Hydro on a...

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  • Second attempt to rezone fails at council

    The second attempt to have a piece of property rezoned to use for an asphalt plant by Peter’s Bros. failed to pass council. At Tuesday’s regular meeting, city council voted unanimously not to accept the new application...

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  • Logan Lake bank welcomes new manager

    Logan Lake and Tim Hortons officially welcomed new CIBC bank manager Murray Redman to Logan Lake with coffee, Timbits and the possibility of winning a $25 gift card on Friday, July 18. Former bank manager Tim Webber...

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