• Campfire ban lifted

    The Kamloops Fire Centre announced that as of noon Monday, Aug. 31, campfires are permitted throughout the jurisdiction, including Merritt and the Nicola Valley. Category 2 and 3 open fires are still banned. This includes all open...

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  • Fire near Coldwater reserve under control

    Firefighters have a wildfire burning near homes in the Thompson-Nicola Regional District under control tonight. The Merritt Fire Rescue Department, BC Wildfire Service and BC Hydro responded to the fire just north of the Coldwater reserve at...

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  • Phone scammer calls claiming to be with MFRD

    The Merritt Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) is warning the public to be wary of fraudsters claiming to be with the fire department who are soliciting donations. Fire prevention officer Sky McKeown said he was notified that an...

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  • Arsonist sentenced to one year behind bars

    A Merritt man will be spending one year in provincial prison for committing arson and assaults with weapons. In a Kamloops courtroom on Thursday, 19-year-old Tyler Litke pleaded guilty to multiple charges, the most serious of which...

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  • Coldwater Avenue grant denied

    The City of Merritt will have to stop short on its plans to repave Coldwater Avenue from Main Street to Voght Street this year. Council received word that their submission for a matching grant from the New...

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  • TOTA Caravan postponed

    The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association’s Caravan scheduled to take place in Vancouver at the end of September has been postponed to March 2016. Postponing the event was done so that it could be held at the Vancouver...

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  • Expenditure bylaw adopted, City to buy “island”

    City council unanimously to approved spending $75,000 to purchase three acres of property it intends to utilize as a nature preserve. At its regular meeting on Tuesday, council voted 6-0 to adopt an expenditure bylaw that enables...

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  • MFRD extinguishes hog fuel fire at Tolko

    The Merritt Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) has extinguished a fire in a hog fuel pile at the Tolko mill this afternoon. Flames could be seen shooting out the top of the pile of wood waste. One fire...

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  • Merritt motorcycle drag racer Matt Mackay-Smith wins Desert Nationals

    It’s been quite a fortnight for Merritt motorcycle drag racer Matt Mackay-Smith. Less than two weeks ago, Mackay-Smith and his wife, Nicole, welcomed their first child into the world —  a bouncing baby boy named Linden. Two...

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  • Barrel racer Katie Garthwaite Whoops-It-Up in Lethbridge

      Elite barrel racer Katie Garthwaite from Mammette Lake has picked up right where she left off in July with several more strong performances on the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association’s summer circuit. Garthwaite, and her mare Frenchy,...

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