• School board candidates on same page at forum

    Anyone attending Monday night’s school board all-candidates forum, sponsored by the Merritt Chamber of Commerce at the Civic Centre, and hoping for some fireworks to fly was sadly disappointed. There was not the least bit of acrimony...

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  • Local youth learn wheelchair skills

    Stu Wymer used his disability to dispel stigma. It’s been seven years since the 37-year-old Kamloopsian was paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair. He was hurt in a car accident in Terrace, and now he teaches wheelchair...

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  • Merritt Flying Club suing a former director

    The Merritt Flying Club is suing one of its former directors for more than $20,000, alleging he wrote cheques to himself for his personal use. The flying club has filed a notice of claim in B.C. Supreme...

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  • Cold weather shelter has bases covered

    The Nicola Valley Shelter and Support Society’s cold weather shelter is in good shape heading into the cold weather season. Merritt’s shelter will have all the supplies it needs when it opens this November thanks to the...

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  • Making, breaking and rethinking the rules

    Rules are rules. Follow the rules. Majority rules. Rules of engagement. We have all heard these phrases at one point or another in our lives — likely from some authority figure in an attempt to convince us...

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  • Difficult birth for LNG cash cow

    VICTORIA – Debate is underway on the B.C. Liberal government’s tax and environmental plan for liquefied natural gas exports, amid the usual political theatre. Most media reported that the government “slashed” its proposed seven-per-cent LNG processing income tax by...

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  • LNG science tour attracting large attendance

    The B.C. government begins a provincial tour of liquefied natural gas technology and skills training in Prince George Wednesday and Thursday, with more than 2,000 people registered to attend. Jobs Minister Shirley Bond said the tour focuses...

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  • Premier apologizes for 1864 Tsilhqot’in hangings

    VICTORIA – The B.C. government has made a formal apology in the legislature to the Tsilhqot’in Nation for the arrest and hanging of six of its war chiefs at Quesnel in 1864. Tsilhqot’in tribal chair Chief Joe...

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  • Teal pumpkins bring allergy awareness

    This Halloween there will be at least a few pumpkins that will stand out. Merrittonian Amanda Forman is placing teal-coloured pumpkins outside her home, and although they may look out of place, their intent is to promote...

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  • Foods that reduce cortisol levels

    Recently, I was reading a popular chiropractic publication called Dynamic Chiropractic and read an interesting article by Corey Mote, BS, DC. In today’s world, it is common to have a life that includes excessive stress and poor...

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