• Nicola Valley Thunder pick up two wins in lacrosse action

    There’s been considerable minor lacrosse action on the home front of late. (Above) Recent returnee Fred Ware (right) and his fellow Nicola Valley Thunder midgets defeated Kamloops 7-2 on May 18 at the Shulus arena. Mack Stead...

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  • District elementary track meet this Friday

    Athletes from six local elementary schools will converge on Voght Park this Friday, June 3 for the annual SD 58 track and field championships. Students in Grades 4 through 7 will take part in track events ranging...

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  • West Kelowna Warriors win RBC

    The BCHL’s West Kelowna Warriors are the 2016 RBC Cup champions. The Warriors won the 46th national Junior A title with a 4-0 victory over the host Lloydminster Bobcats in the gold-medal game played on Sunday, May...

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  • Special Olympics athletes bowl up a storm in Kamloops

    A team of seven Merritt bowlers traveled to Kamloops on May 7 to compete in the Special Olympics regional qualifying tournament, held at Bowlertime on the North Shore. Shown above, from left to right, are local Special...

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  • Former Merritt rider competes at horse trials in the States

    Twenty-eight-year-old equestrian rider Dana Cooke, formerly of Merritt, has been enjoying considerable success competing in the United States. This past weekend, she rode three of her young, up-and-coming horses to top-10 placings at the Virginia Horse Trials...

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  • XploreSportZ: the Ultimate experience

    On May 20 — a professional day in the Merritt school district —  the local branch of PacificSport Interior once again had area youngsters taking part in new, exciting XploreSportZ activities. The 13 registered campers, ages eight...

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  • DYER: Zika and the Olympics

    In the past, the only excuse for cancelling the Olympic Games has been a world war (Berlin 1916, Tokyo 1940, London 1944). But if this year’s Games had been scheduled for somewhere in West Africa two years...

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  • FLETCHER: ‘Climate action’ charade continues

    The moving deadline for B.C.’s latest bold plan to control Earth’s weather with taxes has slid from March into June. Now that Premier Christy Clark has jetted back from her latest liquefied natural gas sales trip to...

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  • Money in the bank

    Keith Walliser (owner, Extra Foods), Laura Renaud, Dee Buurman, Jodie Findley, Cindy Basset, Marlene Fenton (food bank manager), and Lorraine Brown pose with a cheque for $1,631, raised by the Extra Foods team in support of the...

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  • Quit for cash

    Merritt’s smokers who need a little extra push to drop the habit are in luck, as the BC Lung Association will be awarding $250 cash a smoker who can quit for a single day. Tobacco-Free Tuesdays is...

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