• Police seek suspect(s) in bottle depot break-in

    Police are investigating a break-in at the Merritt Return-It Depot on Clapperton Avenue, which occurred sometime after its 4 p.m. closure yesterday (April 28). “The thief or thieves accessed the back of the building through a door,”...

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  • Police investigating break-in at NMV Lumber

    Police are searching for suspects after a break-in last Sunday at NMV Lumber on Pooley Avenue. Two men gained entrance to one of the lumber yard’s buildings and stole some equipment. “They had a break-in but there...

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  • Local mill observes National Day of Mourning

      Tolko hitting safety milestones in 2016 Today marks the date Canadians remember those hurt or killed on the job. Wearing black armbands, employees of Merritt’s Tolko sawmill gathered outside their office around a half-mast United Steelworkers...

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  • Plans are still being developed for ER renovations

    Conceptual plans are still being developed for planned renovations of the Nicola Valley Hospital’s emergency room and they are expected to be submitted to the Ministry of Health for review in a few weeks. Berni Easson, IHA...

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  • Community Policing Office on the move

    RCMP Const. Tracy Dunsmore hopes that when Merritt’s Community Policing Office (CPO) packs up and moves its operations to Spirit Square, it will be a form of crime prevention. The CPO will be moving down the street...

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  • City wants to revive once popular RCMP auxiliary policing program

    A community safety program that used to have as many as 17 auxiliary police officers in Merritt currently doesn’t have a single member, but city leaders would like to see the program revived. The RCMP’s volunteer auxiliary...

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  • Council rejects quarterly reports on closed meetings

    Merritt city council is going to be releasing more information about issues raised during closed meetings, often call in-camera meetings, but they have rejected a plan to release closed meeting resolutions once every three months. Shawn Boven,...

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  • Constant tax increases hit seniors on fixed incomes the hardest

    Dear Editor: In the Merritt Herald this past week (April 14, 2016) City Council determined a property tax increase similar to last year’s two per cent. Homeowner residents pay 47 per cent, business 30 per cent and...

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  • OPINION: Climate change is very complex issue

    If you spend a lot of time talking to scientists about climate change, there’s one word you’ll hear time and time again, and yet it’s hardly ever mentioned in the public discussion of climate change. The word...

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  • OPINION: Annual assault on nature is now underway

    Spring has sprung, and urban humans have begun their annual assault on the natural environment. With a strong tourist season expected, it’s likely to be the Wild West out there. B.C.’s Conservation Officer Service has begun to...

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