• Hundreds comment on province’s species at risk plan

    By: Kamloops This Week A desire to protect Interior grasslands is among hundreds of comments received by the province as it develops its species at risk plan. Nearly 5,000 visits were made to a website that received...

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  • Off-road vehicle registration program growing

    By: Cam Fortems (Kamloops This Week) More than half of off-road vehicles in B.C. are now registered under new provincial rules that require an identifying plate or sticker for use on Crown land. In response to a...

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  • TRAFFIC ALERT: Highways open Friday morning, but expect delays

      After an evening of heavy snows, closures and delays on both the Coquihalla Highway and Highway 1, the routes are once again open this morning (Dec. 30) — though travellers should expect more delays on the...

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  • TRAFFIC ALERT: Highways still affected by snowfall

      UPDATE (6:50 p.m.) Southbound Highway 5 closed at exit 286, Coldwater Interchange because of a vehicle incident.There is currently no estimated time of opening. Meanwhile, there are delays of up to 30 minutes due to multiple...

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  • FLETCHER: Here’s to a year of working forests

    New Year’s Day marks the implementation of the Great Bear Rainforest agreement, hailed as a landmark around the world but largely ignored here at home. It’s been “saved,” as our modern urban mythology describes it. This vast...

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  • MITRA: An apocalyptic view of Christmas

      (Editor’s note: The views expressed in this column don’t necessarily reflect those of the Merritt Herald and its staff. The Herald welcomes qualified writers with views on this or other faiths to submit their work to newsroom@merrittherald.com,...

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  • Council to consider permits for supportive housing

    ASK Wellness is looking for approval of a pair of permits for the 30-unit supportive housing complex it intends to build downtown on Quilchena Ave. Council will vote on both a development permit for the project and...

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  • Merritt RCMP administer naloxone for second time in ten days

    A quick response from Merritt RCMP may have saved a man’s life, after officers administered two doses of naloxone to a man who was overdosing in a home on Merritt Avenue Wednesday night. At approximately 8:40 p.m....

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  • ‘911 — what is your emergency?’ ‘There’s a big spider in the bathroom!’

      by Kamloops This Week Those who answer 911 calls in B.C. have revealed the annual list of top reasons to not call the emergency number. Call-takers Jim Beland and Chris Faris had the top two 911...

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  • BC Hydro downgrades smart meter savings

    BC Hydro’s smart meter system will still more than pay for itself through efficiency and prevention of power theft, but the savings are not as great as were estimated when the project was launched in 2008. BC...

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