• Alberta drops B.C. wine boycott, Notley says Horgan ‘blinked’ on pipeline

    B.C. government announces court reference on proposed diluted bitumen restriction. Premier John Horgan announced Thursday his government is preparing a constitutional reference case to demonstrate its right to impose new restrictions on the transport of Alberta crude...

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  • PHOTOS: Localized flooding along Coldwater River due to ice build up

      Residents at the Moon Shadows RV park are keeping a close ice on the Coldwater River, as water creeps closer to their front doors. A recent cold snap has caused ice to build up along the...

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  • Crown approves drug trafficking charges

    Crown prosecutors are proceeding with drug trafficking charges against a former Merritt resident accused of peddling the deadly opiate carfentanil. Timothy Meldrum, 46, is accused of selling drugs to three females who overdosed in Merritt back on...

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  • BC BUDGET: Liberals blast ‘tax and spend’ plan

    Payroll tax, carbon tax increase threaten growth, opposition critics say. The NDP minority government will keep B.C. finances in the black for the next three years, thanks to strong economic growth, Finance Minister Carole James says. But...

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  • MITRA: Lent is an opportunity to love God and delight in Him

      Editor’s note: The views expressed in this column don’t necessarily reflect those of the Merritt Herald and its staff. The Herald welcomes qualified writers with views on this or other faiths to submit their work to newsroom@merrittherald.com,...

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  • Merritt RCMP investigating suspicious vehicle fire

    Merritt police are investigating a suspicious car fire after a 1997 Chevy Tahoe was set ablaze on a logging road near Helmer Lake on Feb. 15. A piece of logging equipment that was in the area appears...

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  • City still able to enforce fire sprinkler rule

    The City of Merritt is still able to enforce a fire sprinkler bylaw initially believed to have been rendered toothless by an expiring grace period following the adoption of the provincial Building Act in 2015. Last fall,...

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  • FLETCHER: Subsidy supercluster settles in B.C.

      A year ago, this column described the Justin Trudeau government’s plan to borrow and spend close to $1 billion on an “innovation and skills plan” to create “superclusters.” B.C. got its own supercluster last week, part...

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  • DYER: Russia stares down the barrel of democracy

      Why wait another month to report on the Russian election (March 18) when we can wrap it up right now? Vladimir Putin is going to win another six years in power by a landslide — probably...

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  • MINOR HOCKEY REPORT: Cavaliere records a hattrick against Ashcroft

    Bantam Rec The Alpha Design team faced off against their neighbours from Ashcroft on Feb. 17. Merritt won the contest by a score of 6-4. Bianca Cavaliere recorded a hattrick, with Dayton Gregg assisting on two of...

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