• Province offering $75 million to rural communities

    The provincial government is presenting a pot of money to rural communities over the next three years to help diversify and strengthen their economies. As of April 4, the government will be accepting applications to its BC...

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  • Allowable annual cut decreased for Merritt area

    B.C.’s chief forester has immediately decreased the allowable annual cut in the Merritt timber supply area (TSA) from 2.4 million cubic metres down to 1.5 million. By March of 2021 it will decrease to 1.2 million cubic...

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  • Paying the price

    City of Merritt picking up $37,000 shortfall to house prisoners The City of Merritt says it’s shouldering too much of the cost to house provincial prisoners in the cells at the Merritt police detachment. Last year, the...

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  • Opinion: Canadian city rightly backs down on anti-bullying legislation

    By: Derek James From On March 21 of this year good sense prevailed as Saskatoon City Council sent a controversial proposed anti-bullying bylaw back for review. Legislation of this sort is an ineffective solution to a complicated problem....

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  • Fletcher: 2016 budget doesn’t balance itself

    The first Justin Trudeau budget continues the new Liberal government’s epic string of broken promises. Expand-ing the Canada Pension Plan went by the wayside to start the year, as jacking up payroll taxes wasn’t seen as a...

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  • Merritt martial arts stars shine at International

    A quartet of Merritt athletes from the Sen-i Martial Arts Club in town won a total of nine medals at the Tiger Balm International tournament in North Vancouver on the March 19 weekend. Head instructor Kim Carlton,...

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  • ‘Krazy Canadian’ snowmobiler killed in B.C. avalanche

    As snowmobilers from the Nicola Valley and throughout B.C. headed to the high-country on the Easter long weekend, the tight-knit sledding community continued to mourn the loss of an icon. Daniel Davidoff, better known as the ‘Krazy...

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  • Local curling season comes to an end

    The Merritt Curling Centre held its league finals on Friday, March 18. Champions were crowned in the mens, ladies and mixed divisions. Taking top honours for the men was the Doug Allen rink, while Jack Reynoldson’s foursome...

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  • And then there were three

    The third round of the British Columbia Hockey League playoffs is now underway, with just three teams remaining in the quest for the 2015-16 Fred Page Cup. The West Kelowna Warriors, Chilliwack Chiefs and Nanaimo Clippers have...

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  • Willcox signs with the Flyers

    Former Merritt Centennial defenceman Reece Willcox has signed a professional contract with the Philadelphia Flyers, the same NHL team that selected him in the fifth round (141st overall) of the 2012 entry draft. Willcox, from Surrey, signed...

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