• Police bust drug stand

    Brazen advertising caught the eye of police officers this weekend. Two men from the Lower Mainland are facing charges after police seized several kilograms of marijuana and mushrooms at a roadside stand outside the Merritt Rockin’ River...

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  • Maple Ridge woman to open for Sam Hunt at Rockin’ River

      The road was long, but one lucky contestant has finally be chosen to be the opening act for Merritt Rockin’ River music festival headliner Sam Hunt this Saturday night (July 30). The province-wide search known as...

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  • Focus on local exposure as Rockin’ River gets underway

    Merritt’s second annual Rockin’ River Music Fest gets started tonight (July 28) with plenty to see both at the festival site and in town this weekend Expect to see some familiar faces at the Rockin’ River Music...

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  • Bikers move to the top of the Canadian standings

    Four motorcycle racers with past and present ties to the Nicola Valley were in action on the weekend at the Canadian Motorcycle Drag Racing Association’s Summer Nationals in Rimbey, Alta. In the elite, heads-up Pro-Mod class, Merritt’s...

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  • Coroner requires assisted death reports

    The provincial government has passed a regulation requiring medically assisted deaths to be reported to the B.C. Coroners Service. The federal government has complied with a Supreme Court of Canada deadline to permit medical assistance in dying...

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  • Local lacrosse players return with silver medals

    Five young athletes from Merritt represented the Nicola Valley community and the Thompson-Okanagan region with pride at the B.C. Summer Games in Abbotsford. The biennual event ran from July 20 to 24. Competing for Zone 2 at...

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  • Schaef at home!

    This year’s Merritt mixed slo-pitch finals couldn’t have been more exciting. The last weekend of the summer season wrapped up with a trio of sizzling championship games that went right down to the wire. In the ‘A’...

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  • Barrett’s induction well deserved

    When Merritt’s Brian Barrett walked up onto the stage at the South Okanagan Events Centre on July 22, 2016, to join the likes of hockey legends Brendan Morrison, Murray Baron, John Grisdale, Pat O’Neill and the 1998-99...

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  • Highway 97C to be resurfaced

    Driving between Logan Lake and Ashcroft will be a little bit smoother after a recently-tendered highway resurfacing project on Highway 97C is completed. The $3.1 million project was awarded to Belvedere Place Contracting Ltd. from Kelowna, it...

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  • Hot tips for staying cool this summer

    Despite the torrential downpour earlier this week, the dog days of summer will soon be upon Merritt and the Nicola Valley. To prepare for the long days in the sun, Health Canada has issued some reminders for...

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