• TNRD calls for plastic bags to be separated from recyclables

    The Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) is making a change to its recycling program. Starting Sept. 5, the TNRD will no longer be accepting plastic bags with mixed recycling, which will impact the entire TNRD recycling program, including...

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  • Boil water notice to linger in Lower Nicola until repairs complete

      (11:34 a.m., Aug. 1) This story has been updated to include comment from Leroy Wagner, chairman of the water board for the Lower Nicola Water Works system. The end of a months-long boil water advisory in...

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  • Bear attack prompts warning from Conservation Officer Service

    A bear that attacked a woman late last night after it got into her garbage has the Conservation Officer Service warning the public to take precautions to avoid unnecessary encounters with wild animals. Conservation officer Paul Pike...

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  • Merritt Fire Rescue to negotiate fire service agreement with Cooks Ferry Band

    City council has given the green light to negotiate a fire services agreement with the Cooks Ferry First Nation for its Antko reserve. Council voted unanimously in favour of negotiating an agreement at its July 25 regular...

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  • B.C. WILDFIRES: Worst season in 56 years

      With 426,000 hectares of forests burned already this year, 2017 is shaping up to be one of the worst years on record in B.C. for wildfires. The entirety of the month of August is still ahead...

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  • Bus service back in action for Rockin’ River

    Thanks to a $3,000 grant from city council, the Chamber of Commerce will provide bus service to and from the festival grounds during the Rockin’ River Music Festival. Two buses will serve Merritt, making stops at five...

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  • DYER: Reservoir dogs in the White House

    This column was updated to reflect that Anthony Scaramucci left his position as White House communications director on Monday, July 31. Anthony Zurcher, the BBC’s North America correspondent, nailed it in a report on July 27. “Where...

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  • B.C. WILDFIRE: Brush fire south of Merritt extinguished

      Crews from the BC Wildfire service moved quickly to extinguish a small fire near Kingsvale, about 25 kilometres south of Merritt on Saturday. The fire — suspected to be human caused — was contained before it...

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  • Police arrest break and enter suspect; recommend charges to Crown

    Merritt RCMP believe they have their man. A man suspected of being responsible for multiple break-ins was arrested on July 5 for breaching a conditional sentence order, RCMP Const. Ryan Dell told the Herald. The man remains...

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  • GALLERY: Cruisers shine in the sun

      The Nicola Valley Cruisers hosted the annual Show ‘n Shine at Central Park in Merritt over the weekend, attracting nearly 100 vintage cars to the Nicola Valley. Two winners were selected, with Wayne Byer of Merritt...

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