• CPO warns of email scam

      The Merritt community policing office (CPO) is warning the public of fake Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) scams that typically pop up during tax season. RCMP Const. Tracy Dunsmore said the office received an email claiming to...

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  • Woman arrested for fraudulent purchases, possessing stolen vehicle

    A 35-year-old woman faces a litany of charges, including identity fraud, after attempting to make more than $500 worth of purchases at two Merritt stores using stolen credit cards. Merritt RCMP apprehended the woman last Wednesday morning...

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  • Nicola Lake residents bring life-saving AEDs to cottage community

    Enjoying the great outdoors offers people a chance to unplug and get away from the hustle and bustle of life in the city — but when emergency strikes, being so isolated can have its disadvantages. Part of...

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  • CPO office vandalized

      The City of Merritt’s community policing office (CPO) in downtown Merritt was vandalized sometime over the weekend. A baseball-sized rock was thrown through the window of the old fireside building at Spirit Square, but lucky nothing...

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  • FLETCHER: Clark’s ‘jobs plan’ spins faster

    Premier Christy Clark’s “jobs plan” propaganda is gearing up for another election, complete with heavy-rotation TV ads assuring B.C. hockey and football fans that “our opportunity is here.” The stated purpose of these feel-good ads is to...

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  • Judge to examine sites at Douglas Lake Ranch before court case wraps

    The civil trial pitting the Nicola Valley Fish and Game Club against the Douglas Lake Cattle Company over public access to lakes near Merritt entered its final week of court proceedings today (Jan. 30), but a verdict...

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  • Conservation officer investigating after five birds of prey found dead

      The B.C. Conservation Officer Service is investigating the suspicious deaths of five birds of prey, whose bodies were found over the course of a few days on a property in Merritt. The bodies of five birds —...

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  • DYER: On Trump and trade

    Like Mexico, Canada is in the North American Free Trade Agreement, which Donald Trump has described as “the worst trade deal…ever signed in this country.” Unlike Mexico, Canada thinks that Trump is not planning to hurt it....

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  • NDP moves rookie to child care role

    NDP leader John Horgan has appointed rookie MLA Jodie Wickens to promote the party’s $10-a-day child care plan, part of a realignment of his critic lineup for the upcoming legislature session and election campaign. Wickens won Coquitlam-Burke...

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  • Cents blow chance to move up in the standings

      The Merritt Centennials shot themselves in the foot this past week, and as a result have fallen back into fourth place in the BCHL’s Interior division. Tied for third in the division with the Trail Smoke...

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