• Turbine damage delays commercial start for Merritt Green Energy project

    Though it was once on track to be fully operational by this fall, workers recently discovered damage to the turbines at the Merritt Green Energy project, pushing back the potential start date until after the new year....

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  • FROM THE ARCHIVES: Merritt’s ‘Worst Halloween Ever”

      Halloween night has long been associated with teenage mischief, with annual reminders being issued to today’s adolescents about the dangers of playing with fireworks. While local RCMP officers will be on the lookout tonight for kids...

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  • Police issue warning as break-ins continue

    This story has since been updated from an earlier version which included incorrect information. The Herald apologizes for the error.   With numerous break-ins having occurred in Merritt this month, RCMP say it’s important not to confront any...

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  • Walk of Stars handprints on hold as CCMHS shifts focus to hall of fame

    Opportunity knocked during this year’s Rockin’ River Music Festival to add Toby Keith and Willie Nelson handprints to Merritt’s Walk of Stars inventory, but fate proved otherwise. The Canadian Country Music Heritage Society (CCMHS) already has Keith’s...

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  • NDP moves to limit local election money

    Selina Robinson’s bans corporate, union donations. The B.C. government is moving to limit municipal political donations to $1,200 per person, per year, in time for local elections in the fall of 2018. Municipal Affairs Minister Selina Robinson...

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  • Man killed in head-on collision after driving wrong way on Coquihalla Highway

    A man is dead after driving his vehicle the wrong way on the Coquihalla Highway early Saturday morning (Oct. 28). Police were called to the scene of the accident south of Merritt near the Juliette Creek interchange...

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  • Beef price concerns allayed following record-setting wildfire season

    By: Cam Fortems (Kamloops this Week) Worries about a possible fire sale on B.C. beef have been set aside following rising prices and numbers of cattle coming to market in the peak season. Kevin Boon, general manager...

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  • Alternative approval process to begin next month for fire hall expansion

    Merrittonians will be able to voice their opinion on the proposed multi-million dollar expansion of the local fire hall through an alternative approval process begining Nov. 10. By a split 4-2 vote on Tuesday (Oct. 24) council...

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  • Teck in the black; Highland Valley Copper loses money

    By: Cam Fortems (Kamloops This Week) Teck Resources is spending $72 million on a new ball mill at Highland Valley Copper so it can increase efficiency as it mines poorer grades of ore. Teck released third-quarter financial...

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  • Company caught in Merritt without a business license again

    Salespeople from a furnace company were caught soliciting in Merritt without a business license for the second time this year. Both Merritt RCMP and the City of Merritt’s bylaw office received complaints from residents yesterday regarding pushy...

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