• Bass Coast festival readies for opening day

    With the Bass Coast festival set to rock Merritt for the fourth year, festival organizers are putting the finishing touches on the grounds as they prepare for more than 3,000 music fans to descend on the Nicola...

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  • Anti-smoking bylaw headed for adoption

    City council is preparing to tell smokers to butt out in parks and public spaces. At its regular meeting Tuesday (June 28) council voted in favour of giving three readings to an amending bylaw that will implement...

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  • Walloper upgrades on the way

    Walloper rest area, just off the Coquihalla Highway on Highway 97D will be receiving $50,000 worth of upgrades courtesy of government of B.C. The money will provide for new picnic tables, and accessible washrooms. “This is great...

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  • UPDATE: Wildfires near Lytton and Logan Lake under control

      A forest fire that closed Highway 1 two kilometres west of Lytton this afternoon in both directions has reopened a single lane of traffic. The aggressive, seven hectare fire is now 100 per cent contained, BC Wildfire...

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  • Art Walk set to return for fourth year

    Merritt’s fourth annual Art Walk is set to kick off this weekend, although those eager to patrol the town in search of their favourite piece may have to wait until Monday (July 4) to fully appreciate the...

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  • Garthwaite, Pozzobon and Rutherford enjoy paydays on the Prairies

    Three of the Nicola Valley’s finest when it comes to the sport of rodeo posted stellar performances in Alberta on the weekend. Barrel racer Katie Garthwaite from Mamette Lake picked up over $2,500 in winnings, thanks to...

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  • Sports shorts: local gymnast flies high at Westerns, rodeo school in session

    KANIGAN WINS WESTERNS Competing for the Kamloops Gymnastics Club, Merritt’s Drew Kanigan, 13, placed first in the Elite 4 division at the Western Canadian Gymnastics Championships in Delta on the May 5 to 7 weekend. Kanigan, who...

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  • Local slo-pitch teams crushed again in Merritt

    For Soul Crush’s Jenny Paris, the fact that her team was a repeat winner of this past weekend’s Stop The Violence slo-pitch tournament in Merritt was just icing on the cake. Paris was lucky to survive a...

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  • RANDALL-YOUNG: Make time for tranquility

    It’s amazing to consider the lengths we can go to avoid solitude. We keep our lives so busy, that a few moments of peace and stillness is a rare commodity. I cannot help but think that early...

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  • GAGE: Some exercises you should not perform

    It is very rare that I would encourage someone to not exercise. However, there are certain exercises or stretches that may pose more of a risk than a benefit. For example, I had an adult male in...

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