• Police investigating threatening texts

    Merritt RCMP are investigating threatening text messages as an uttering threats case. “They don’t always go somewhere, but technology today people say things before they think, so they might text something, but it’s the same as...

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  • Drunk man finds room at hotel under construction

      A man travelling through Merritt found himself a room at a hotel still under construction on Saturday afternoon (Feb. 25). Merritt RCMP Const. Tracy Dunsmore told the Herald the man went to the nearly-complete Comfort Inn...

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  • City council sets priorities in budget deliberations

    There are more discussions to be had, more decisions to be made, and more cuts set to happen before city councillors officially set the property tax rate for 2017 — but after an all-day workshop on Feb....

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  • Snowfall warning in effect for Coquihalla Highway between Merritt and Hope

      Motorists planning to travel the Coquihalla Highway tonight (Feb. 28) should take precautions as a large amount of snow is expected. Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning earlier this morning form the Coquihalla Highway between Hope...

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  • Minimum wage boost in September

    Workers earning minimum wage will see a 50-cent an hour boost to their bottom line in September. The province said the increase is part of a pledge made in May last year. The minimum rate increases to...

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  • Woman sentenced for home invasion

    A Kamloops woman who broke into an apartment in Merritt and bear sprayed multiple people last August was sentenced to probation and time already served for what was described in court as a home invasion. Patricia Hanson-Johnson...

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  • DYER: Life everywhere

    Only 39 light-years away, astronomers have found seven planets circling a very small “red dwarf” star called Trappist-1. All seven are in or near what we call the “Goldilocks zone:” not too hot, not too cold, but...

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  • B.C. moves to require pet breeder licences

    The B.C. government has moved to require licensing or registration of pet breeders, billed as a crackdown on “puppy mills” that mistreat animals bred for sale. Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick introduced legislation Monday that would authorize an...

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  • Small fire contained at Prince Motel

      Quick thinking on the part of a couple Merrittonians last night kept a potentially dangerous situation from spiralling into a full-scale emergency. A small fire broke out around the back of the Prince Motel on Nicola...

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  • Lower Nicola Indian Band votes to accept Trans Mountain agreement

      The Lower Nicola Indian Band (LNIB) voted to accept a Trans Mountain Expansion conditional agreement, in a referendum that saw 187 of 964 eligible members cast a ballot. The results were shared through a Facebook post...

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