• Trailer where Schoenborn committed murder torn down

    When the dust settled, all that remained of the Telemon Place trailer where Allan Schoenborn killed his three children in 2008 was a pile of rubble. An Arnica Contracting excavator pulled down the trailer on Tuesday, nearly...

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  • XploreSportZ camps: helping youngsters find their game

    Now into their fifth year of offering opportunities for Merritt youngsters ages five to 16 to try their hand at new and different athletic activities, PacificSport Interior’s XploreSportz camps don’t look to be going away anytime soon....

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  • Hwy 8 wildfire believed to be human-caused

    The Wildfire Management Branch believes a short-lived wildfire 26 kilometres west of Merritt late last week was caused by humans. Although no specific cause was identified by press time, it’s believed the fire was human-caused because there...

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  • Bursting the Ottawa bubble on taxation

    One of the more commonly used terms in Canadian federal political discussions is the “Ottawa bubble,” which can have a variety of different meanings, but typically is used to describe the culture on Parliament Hill that is...

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  • Council to consider group’s bike lane proposal

    Merritt’s city council is taking the idea of creating bike lanes in the downtown seriously. At its regular meeting last Tuesday, council heard from the group Active Transportation Merritt, which asked council to mandate a city staff...

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  • Two more seats proposed for next provincial election

    New MLAs for Surrey and Richmond and adjustments to other electoral boundaries have been proposed before the 2017 provincial election in B.C. The B.C. Electoral Boundaries Commission recommended the changes after studying population data and touring the...

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  • Social worker honoured for service

    Longtime Merritt social worker Ava Dean was recognized for her contributions to the field and her community earlier this month by the Thompson Nicola branch of the BC Association of Social Workers. The Heart of the Grasslands...

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  • Community backs local man in cancer battle

    Marcel Haller tries not to think about the cancer that he’s been battling for the past four years. “I don’t want to think about it, just live day-to-day and enjoy family,” he said, wiping away tears from...

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  • Dear Editor, Why did the government allow shipments of biosolids to the Nicola Valley when there is an existing dump in Cache Creek where garbage from the Lower Mainland is shipped, dumped and covered? Why were residents...

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  • High-speed Internet for all

    By MLA Jackie Tegart, Fraser-Nicola One of the highlights of the 2015 budget unveiled last month was our commitment to bring high-speed Internet connectivity to more people in rural and remote areas of B.C. In fact, our...

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