• Friends and Neighbours: Linda Epps — NVIT librarian

    Born in the Nicola Valley on May 30, 1950, Linda Epps, of the Nɬeʔkepmx Nation has led an interesting life. She is now the librarian at the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT), but her story starts...

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  • Wildland firefighter recruits are back

    Sixty-six wildland firefighting recruits from around the province tested their mettle last week during the second of three week-long bootcamps run out of Merritt’s Provincial Wildfire Training Centre. Nearly 200 new recruits who will work as wildland...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Time to take the next big leap

    How do you write an exit column that sums up your feelings about a couple of years’ worth of experiences (that might as well be a lifetime) while answering questions about a future you yourself are uncertain...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Scott Woods fiddling into town

    Renowned Canadian fiddler Scott Woods is bringing his high-energy show Fiddling in the Key of … Eh? to the Merritt Civic Centre at the end of the month. True to its name, the concert will centre on...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Rock news: Curling club wraps up season

    The Merritt Curling Club wrapped up its 2014-15 season at the end of March. In the ladies’ A division playoffs, the Monika Tenisch rink took the title, with third Jane Wowchuk, second Wendy Stone and lead Joyce...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Farmers’ Market fundraiser

    The Nicola Valley Farmers’ Market is preparing for its 2015 season with a community yard sale fundraiser at the parking lot beside the Baillie House on May 9. To rent a table, contact Lang Mackenzie at 250-936-8605....

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • What’s in a name? Transparency, perhaps

    The mystery of who won $50 million and waited almost a year to claim the prize could remain a mystery if the holder of the winning ticket gets her or his way. Although the ticket was verified...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • MSS principal changing schools

    After five years of working as the principal at MSS, Bill Lawrence is changing schools. Lawrence is heading to Princeton, where he’ll take up his new post as the principal of John Allison Elementary on Aug. 1....

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Diya’s Demolishers set sights on diabetes cure

    For Merritt’s Chhabra family, the effects of research by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) are felt close to home. Ten-year-old Diya Chhabra was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2010, and that’s the reason her family...

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  • MSS principal Bill Lawrence changing schools

    After five years of working as the principal at MSS, Bill Lawrence is changing schools. Lawrence is heading to Princeton, where he’ll take up his new post as the principal of John Allison Elementary on Aug. 1....

    • Posted 3 years ago
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