• Bears finding plenty to eat in Merritt

    Four bears habituated to humans were euthanized by a Merritt conservation officer last Tuesday morning. RCMP and Merritt’s Conservation Officer Service responded to a report of a mother and her two cubs who had been feeding on...

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  • Pacific Forest Rally road closures

    The parking lot at the Aquatic Centre will be closed between 6 and 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2 for the technical inspection portion of the Pacific Forest Rally. On Friday, Oct. 3, the 2000 block of...

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  • Art show charms with familiarity

    Merrittonians will get a look at their city through an artist’s eyes during the first art show of the season coming up this weekend. Vancouver-based painter Jeff Wilson recreates realistic scenes from photographs of inspiration, with a...

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  • Chamber hands out hardware at business excellence awards gala

    The Merritt and District Chamber of Commerce handed out its hardware for the year at the Business Excellence Awards on Sept. 20, with an unprecedented tie for Business of the Year. Home Hardware and Cooper’s Foods took...

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  • Everyone deserves a raise for a job well done — including teachers

    Dear Editor, This is a response to Lorraine Aldrich’s letter published in the Sept. 23 edition of the Merritt Herald. Firstly, everyone gets a raise, even people who work for minimum wage at a restaurant, warehouse or...

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  • Political red wave rolls on

    The Liberal wave keeps rolling across Central and Eastern Canada. Brian Gallant led the provincial Liberal party in New Brunswick to victory in last week’s election, in the process becoming, at 32, the country’s youngest premier. The...

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  • Questionable spending from B.C.’s capital

    In case political expense scandals have been off your radar for a while, B.C. Speaker of the House Linda Reid is here to help. Only this time, she’s not apologizing for a taxpayer-funded $5,500 first-class plane ticket...

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  • Pacific Forest Rally hits the Valley this weekend

    The Canadian Rally Championship makes its annual pit stop in Merritt this weekend for the 2014 Pacific Forest Rally (PFR). Car and driver teams from across North America will converge on the Nicola Valley to compete in...

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  • The sturgeon: B.C.’s very own river monster

    Sturgeons are truly unique creatures believed to be on Earth in their present form for the last 200 million years during the end of the Triassic period, ranking them among the most ancient animals to inhabit Earth....

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  • Coldwater Road closed until Oct. 1

    The closure of Coldwater Road for Spectra Energy crews to do pipeline maintenance has been extended until Oct. 1. The road is closed 25 kilometres south of Merritt. Work began at the site on Sept. 15 and...

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