• Winter conditions hit highways

    Compact snow and slushy conditions met the highways in the Southern Interior this week. Over 40 centimetres of snow has fallen on the Coquihalla since Monday and Environment Canada is calling for much more of the white...

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  • Cents fail to go the distance with league-leading Vees

    If there’s one team in the BCHL you need to play 60 minutes of solid hockey against, it’s the Penticton Vees. Relax even for a moment and they’ll eat you alive. The Merritt Centennials learned that lesson...

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  • Sloan and McNiven team up at golfing meet-and-greet

    A bevy of local golfers gathered at the Merritt Golf & Country Club on Saturday to welcome home professional golfer Roger Sloan for the first time since he qualified for the PGA’s FedEx Cup Tour — the...

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  • Watch your back when shoveling snow

    Wet and heavy snow creates quite a potential problem for the many people who have to shovel it. As it continues to pile up, I expect to have numerous people hobble into my office desperately seeking relief...

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  • Adopting a slower pace of life

    Each time I leave Maui I cry. Not because it’s such a beautiful place, which it is, but because its people are so relaxed and in harmony with the natural rhythms. There is such a graceful flow...

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  • Merritt’s Murray GM bantams finish second in home tourney

    Merritt’s Murray GM bantam reps had an outstanding weekend at their own six-team tournament. They finished second overall, losing 6-1 to Smithers in Sunday’s championship game. The Jr. Cents opened the tournament on Friday with a 4-4...

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  • Longtime volunteer to lead Christmas parade

    Given her selfless contributions in the community, longtime Merritt resident Bev Stanich was a natural choice to marshal this year’s Country Christmas parade. Linda Baird of the Country Christmas Committee said Stanich, her friend and neighbour, even...

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  • Outgoing school trustees leave legacy

    Two trustees for School District 58 had their final meeting in Merritt on Nov. 19. Long-time Merritt politician David Laird was unsuccessful in his bid for re-election as TNRD rural school trustee. “I’ve been involved in politics...

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  • Author itching to share stories

    For Merritt author Catherine Wayne, inspiration for her first children’s book is at once near and far. The idea for Too Many Pets came all the way from Iceland via her nine-year-old granddaughter. The book tells the...

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  • Water damage to Collettville gym fixed

    School District 58 is going after a contractor for the $10,000 deductible it paid out earlier this year for damage to its gym. The damage was caused by the sprinklers in the gym being triggered by the...

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