• Clark spends on rural communities, fire prevention

    Premier Christy Clark peppered her annual address to local politicians with spending announcements Friday, mostly aimed at smaller and rural communities. Clark emphasized the outsized contribution of small resource communities to the provincial economy, and said the...

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  • Curriculum training cuts into teaching time

    B.C. teachers switching to the education ministry’s new curriculum this year will use 10 hours of classroom time to train on it. Education Minister Mike Bernier announced the training plan Monday at the B.C. legislature, with teacher,...

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  • Cities debate marijuana dispensary authority

    With medical marijuana dispensaries continuing to open in defiance of federal law, more B.C. communities have joined the call for local authority to regulate what are often little more than retail pot stores. Lower Mainland communities found...

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  • Numb hands may be symptomatic of other problems

    Are you one of those people who regularly wake up at night because your hands and lower arms have gone numb? You may find that it also happens when you are sitting at a desk or even...

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  • Challengers focus on biosolids — Albas says not a federal issue

    When the Herald asked the candidates what they were hearing from constituents of the Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola riding in Merritt two weeks ago, all of them — with the exception of incumbent Conservative MP Dan Albas — said...

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  • PHOTOS: Not just garlic at the Garlic Festival

    Smith Pioneer Park was a bustle of activity this past weekend as it hosted not only the Lower Nicola Flea Market, but also the annual Garlic Festival. There were vendors of all kinds of produce, as well...

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  • Dyer: Catalonia votes for independence (maybe)

    “We would have preferred a referendum like in Quebec and Scotland but the only course left to us was to organise these elections,” said Artur Mas, president of the regional government of Catalonia. So, he said, the...

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  • Dyck: Don’t confuse celebrities with political experts

    Last week while looking for news on the upcoming election, I was struck by a particularly insane headline from the CBC. “Actress Pamela Anderson says she wouldn’t vote for Harper,” it read, without a hint of comedy....

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  • Letter: Conservatives put taxpayers on the hook

    Editor: I am, first of all, a Canadian citizen who believes in democracy and the electoral process. I am also a taxpayer and conscious of how government spends my tax dollars. In 2015, the Harper government created...

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  • MSS athletes are gearing up

    Merritt Secondary School is ramping up their sports season as the school year kicks into gear. VOLLEYBALL The first game for the junior girls is this Thursday, Oct. 1, in Kamloops. The Grade 8 girls’ first game...

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