• New transit contract in place for Merritt bus drivers

    A new five-year agreement has been signed to keep the buses running in Merritt. The 1722 local of the Amalgamated Transit Union and the Nicola Valley Transportation Society — which operates of the Merritt system through an...

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  • No word yet on potential charge for fatal overdose

    Merritt police have yet to hear back from the Crown as to whether or not it will approve a criminal negligence charge in connection to a fatal overdose from March of 2016. Police recently concluded a year-long investigation...

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  • NDP’s John Horgan to be next premier of B.C.

    NDP Leader John Horgan will be B.C.’s next premier. Lt. Gov. Judith Guichon has asked Horgan to form the province’s government, ending 16 years of B.C. Liberal rule. The combined forces of the B.C. NDP and Greens...

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  • B.C. government defeated; lieutenant-governor to decide fate of legislature

    By: Kamloops This Week The B.C. Liberal government has fallen. The Liberals’ Throne Speech was voted down Thursday afternoon by the 41 NDP MLAs and three Green MLAs. The 43 Liberal MLAs voted against the motion for...

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  • Small wildfire burning near Sunshine Valley Road

    UPDATE: The fire is under control and 100 per cent contained as of Friday morning (June 30). Fire information officer Max Birkner said the blaze did not exceed 0.1 hectares in size. The BC Wildfire Service is now...

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  • Local rehab program showing signs of success

    The first wave of clients have now graduated from a 12-week, drug treatment program run out of ASK Wellness in Merritt by Interior Health Authority (IHA) staff. The Daily Addictions Recovery Program (DARP) is a rehab program...

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  • FLETCHER: Big money battle isn’t over yet

      In its brief, desperate legislature session last week, the B.C. Liberal government tried to deliver immediately on one of its many sudden, see-the-light promises after losing its majority in the May election. After refusing years of...

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  • City of Merritt tallies up cost of flood

      As the high water level on the Nicola River slowly tapered off towards the end of June, administrators from the City of Merritt began to add up the cost of various flood mitigation efforts in town....

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  • Thunder peewees win league and playoff banners

      The Nicola Valley Thunder peewee lacrosse team just keeps on winning. The undefeated squad ran its season-record to 15-0 with three impressive victories on the weekend in the Thompson-Okanagan playoffs. They defeated North Okanagan #3 10-2,...

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  • Stem-cell treatment arrives in Kamloops

    By: Jessica Wallace (Kamloops This Week) Gail Walsh didn’t want to spend the rest of her days waiting. The 72-year-old retired Peachland woman said she needed surgical procedures on both knees, hip, neck and back, but didn’t...

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