• FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS: Forbes finds himself back in Merritt

      Merrittonians may notice a familiar face serving the community as the former Merritt hockey player is back in the community in a different uniform. Ryan Forbes, former forward and assistant captain with the Merritt Centennials, has...

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  • Councillor calls foul on procedure

      A Merritt city councillor intends to notify the Ministry of Municipal Affairs of concerns she has over the handling of a motion on employee morale she’s brought forward at a council meeting held Jan. 9. Coun....

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  • Councillors looking to adopt phone-in option for future meetings

      City councillors may soon be able to phone it in. At council’s last meeting (Jan. 9) Coun. Dave Baker presented a notice of motion asking staff to draft legislation allowing city councillors and committee members to...

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  • Fraudster’s attempt to cash recycled cheque leads to police warning

    Merritt police are warning the public to shred personal documents before throwing them away after a resident found out someone had attempted to cash one of his old, discarded cheques. Last week the male resident told the...

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  • Tools taken from NVIT construction site

    About $4,000 worth of tools were reported stolen from the construction site of the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology’s (NVIT) new Centre of Excellence. Police were called last Thursday (Jan. 11) and the theft is believed to...

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  • City of Merritt examining options for sidewalks in Collettville

    The City of Merritt has its eye on a couple of infrastructure projects — one in Collettville and another along Cranna Crescent — heading in 2018. Chief administrative officer Shawn Boven told the Herald he intends to...

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  • Council delays decision on staff survey

      The rapid turnover of senior managers with the City of Merritt over the last two years prompted a motion to investigate from Coun. Linda Brown. A notice of motion addressing the revolving door of staff at...

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  • TNRD forecasts small savings from waste management spending

      The average residential property owner in the Merritt area is projected to save a five-spot on their property taxes surrounding solid waste management in 2018. “We’ve actually been decreasing the taxes related to solid waste consistently...

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  • Bidney bids farewell to Merritt Secondary School

      Merritt Secondary School (MSS) will be without a principal Bruce Bidney next semester as he is leaving the position for the same job in Victoria. Bidney, who hails from Vancouver Island, has accepted a position as...

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  • New wayfinding signage erected around Merritt

    The City of Merritt is in the process of erecting new wayfinding signs nearly two years after council adopted a $40,000 signage strategy. Five of eight signs were placed around the city at the end of December...

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