• Good Samaritan apprehends fleeing thief

    A fleeing thief was caught in the act by a Good Samaritan who witnessed his attempted robbery. Kim Carlton, who owns a martial arts club and tattoo shop across the street from the Old Barley Market on Quilchena...

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  • VIDEO: Police hockey tourney raises $15,000 for BCCH

    Charity was the name of the game at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena this past weekend as Merritt played host to its third annual law enforcement charity hockey tournament. It’s an event that aims to give back...

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  • XploreSportZ keeps them coming back

    The month of February saw two more very successful one-day XploreSportZ camps held in Merritt. Run by the local branch of PacificSport Interior, the first camp had children learning gymnastics and lacrosse. The second camp included a...

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  • Brewer gets on board

    Merritt’s Bill Brewer has been enjoying considerable success in the sport of snowboarding this winter. Competing for the First Nations Snowboard Team (FNST), the 14-year-old Brewer finished fifth and sixth overall in the U15 boys snowboard cross...

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  • Budget overlooked for lacrosse box facility maintenance

    Either taxes will be raised, surplus funds dipped into or the leisure services department budget slashed for city council to fund an absent maintenance budget. There is currently no money in the City of Merritt’s budget to...

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  • Prescribed burns in Monck Park set for next month

    If you see smoke around Monck Provincial Park in mid to late March, there’s not necessarily cause for alarm. BC Parks plans to conduct an eight-hectare burn to rejuvenate the area. The exact time of the burn...

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  • New penalties coming to B.C. mine regulations

    The B.C. government is adding administrative fines and strengthening permit requirements for new mines in response to investigations into the Mount Polley tailings dam failure. Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett said the new fines will be...

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  • Merritt ranks in top 10 for police costs, caseloads and crime rate

    Merritt nears the top of the charts when it comes to caseloads, crime rate, policing costs and costs per capita for communities of similar size. As a town with a population that ranges between 5,000 and 14,999,...

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  • Fletcher: Time to take MSP off life support

    The B.C. Liberal government made a big show of selectively easing Medical Services Plan fees in its budget for the coming election year. In what is becoming a pattern for Premier Christy Clark, the biggest beneficiaries are...

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  • Nicola Valley 4-H Club set for another successful year

    After a terrific 2015 season, the Nicola Valley 4-H Club is gearing up for another great year. The club has begun its regular meetings (on the first Thursday of every month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at...

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