• TEGART: Holding government to account in 2018

    The new year is well underway, and there’s already lots to talk about on the provincial front. Starting the year off on a positive note, I was pleased to see the NDP government follow through on our...

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  • ALBAS: Executive’s earn bonuses while workers stagnate

      I have in several of my previous weekly MP Reports covered the topic of single parents; most often single mothers, being unfairly denied Canada child benefit payments. As a result of these reports I have received numerous pleas for assistance. I...

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  • Merritt youngster gets pro experience in California

      Seven-year-old Evan Schultz followed in the footsteps — or tire tracks — of his older brother after he was selected to take part in the KTM Junior Supercross Challenge in Anaheim, Calif. Schultz, a student at...

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  • Police create tip line for human-caused Elephant Hill wildfire

      by Kamloops This Week As suspected, the massive Elephant Hill wildfire that burned almost 200,000 hectares and forced thousands of residents to leave their communities was a human-caused blaze. The RCMP has made the determination and...

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  • FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS: Photographer develops in Merritt

      Though he’s currently thousands of miles away, working towards his master’s degree in fine arts at Concordia University, a piece of photographer Garnet Dirksen’s mind is always on the Nicola Valley. The photographer’s first solo exhibition...

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  • City of Merritt to showcase new budget tool

      Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have no tax increase? Well this year the City of Merritt is letting residents crunch the numbers. The finance department will unveil a new online program...

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  • City looks to offset losses from Tolko shutdown

      The City of Merritt is facing a $400,000 hit to its tax base in 2018 due to the loss of the Tolko sawmill, but growth in other assessment classes is absorbing most of the impact. Tolko...

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  • Organizers aim to create scholarship through health fair

      In an effort to connect with the community and raise a bit of money to help high school grads, newly minted Merritt resident Krista Minar is organizing a free health fair on Saturday (Feb. 3). “I...

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  • DYER: Aung San Suu Kyi and the Rohingya

      Nobel Peace Prize winners sometimes go on to undistinguished later careers, and some seem to have got the prize by mistake. Barack Obama, for example. But there has never before been one who went on to...

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  • FLETCHER: Polluted logic plagues pesticide bylaws

      Chances are your community has a bylaw that restricts the use of “chemical pesticides” on public and private lands, including your lawn and garden. I’ll use the District of Saanich bylaw as an example of what...

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