• Police seize over 500 pot plants near Merritt

    Merritt RCMP shut down an outdoor marijuana grow op last Wednesday, seizing 529 marijuana plants. The plants were between one and three feet tall, and the bust was the result of an investigation conducted after a tip....

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  • Update: 21 people injured in Coquihalla bus crash released from hospital

    Twenty-one of the 43 people taken to area hospitals after their tour bus crashed on the Coquihalla Highway Thursday have been released. However, three of the people who were on the bus at the time of the...

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  • Ready enters talks as BCTF mull strike truce

    By Jeff Nagel, Black Press The province has proposed a two-week truce with striking teachers to at least allow B.C. schools to reopen as scheduled next week while a mediated settlement is pursued. The idea of a...

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  • Roger Sloan qualifies for 2014-15 PGA Tour

    Merritt golfer Roger Sloan will be competing next season on the PGA Tour, the world’s most prestigious golf circuit. Its membership includes the likes of Irish star Rory McIlroy, current FedEx Cup points leader Hunter Mahan, this...

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  • Centennials’ returnees and recruits a promising group

    Another exciting season of Merritt Centennials hockey begins on Friday of this week with the start of training camp at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena. “We have very high expectations for both our returning players and the...

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  • Arts council rebounding from resignations

    The Nicola Valley Community Arts Council is on the upswing after a wave of recent resignations from the group’s board. The NVCAC had an emergency meeting on Aug. 20 to talk over its challenges and potential solutions....

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  • ICBC seeks 5.2 per cent basic rate hike; cites distracted driving

    By Jeff Nagel, Black Press ICBC is asking regulators to approve a 5.2 per cent increase in basic auto insurance rates. The public auto insurer said the rate hike would cost the average customer an extra $40...

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  • Ruts in road to farmland changes

    The month-long Agricultural Land Commission consultation closed Aug. 22, and the B.C. government is compiling the feedback received from a province-wide tour and invitation to comment. I can’t tell you much about the official input. The consultation...

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  • Occupational burnout isn’t a given

    Every day I receive at least one press release from an RCMP detachment somewhere in B.C. These releases — brief as they may be — provide a peek into the world of police officers in communities around...

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  • Urge government to resolve dispute

    Dear Editor, There is now a less than a week left until school is scheduled to start. The government says it will not legislate teachers back to work but the government says it will not agree to...

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