• Take a look before you flush

    Readers tell me they often discuss my column at dinner parties. But at this festive time of year, I doubt that will happen with this column. Today, it’s Waste 101. So, why would you want to look...

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  • New year’s resolutions can be hard on self-esteem

    Making new year’s resolutions sounds like a good idea, but sometimes can be hard on the self-esteem. Let’s look closely at the process. First we must take an inventory of all our faults, and then we tell...

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  • New year to see rebirth of Nicola Valley Skating Club

    Anyone who has lived in the Nicola Valley for more than a few years will know that the community of Merritt and its surrounding area has a long and rich history when it comes to the sport...

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  • Permanent shelter a 2015 priority for CPO

    Merritt’s Community Policing Office gets busier with each passing year, and 2014 was no exception. Armed with a mandate to promote crime prevention strategies, CPO co-ordinators Kelly Donaldson and RCMP Const. Tracy Dunsmore have a hand in...

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  • Central Park project a success for leisure dept.

    The City of Merritt’s leisure services department saw some big successes in improving and maintaining its parks and facilities in 2014. Department manager Larry Plotnikoff pointed to phase one of the Central Park improvement project as one...

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  • Staying ahead of the curve in 2015

    The first few months of Steve McNiven’s experience as School District 58’s superintendent were somewhat challenging. The teachers’ strike was in full swing, the district was working on its five-year strategic plan, and in November, the general...

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  • NVIT looks to trades in future

    After celebrating its milestone 30th anniversary in 2013, the year 2014 saw more good things happening at the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology. The school made its first foray into the trades with two courses, which NVIT...

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  • 2015: the year of climate adaptation

    VICTORIA – It’s time to look beyond the protests and political battles around climate change that dominated 2014, and look at the year and the decade ahead. From the California drought to shifting forest patterns across B.C.,...

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  • Health-care advocate finds place at Thrift Shop

    Terry Flottvik has been a member of the Nicola Valley Health Care Auxiliary for just over a year, having joined in October 2013. Her connection to the auxiliary began long before she became a member as she has...

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  • Kamloops RCMP investigating murder

    Kamloops RCMP are investigating after a woman was found dead in an apartment on Tuesday afternoon. Shortly after 2 p.m. on Dec. 30, officers located a deceased female in a suite on Cherry Avenue. Police have taken...

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