• Environment Canada expecting up to 20 cm of snow, arctic air this weekend

    Up to 20 centimetres of snow followed by a surge of arctic air is in the forecast for the Merritt area and surrounding highways this weekend. According to Environment Canada a strong pacific low pressure system will...

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  • Valentine’s march calls attention to dangers posed by pipeline workers

    A group of First Nations women marked Valentines Day by marching through Merritt, calling attention to missing and murdered indigenous women and the threats an influx of pipeline workers may pose to vulnerable populations. Organized by the...

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  • Six vehicles involved in fatal crash on Coquihalla Highway

      One person died in a crash involving six vehicles on the Coquihalla Highway on Sunday afternoon. The northbound lanes of the highway were closed for approximately 10 hours while emergency services responded to the crash, which...

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  • LETTER: The myths surrounding proportional representation

      Editor, There’s no doubt, that most people, whether you live in Hope, Merritt, Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Lillooet or abroad, that you’ve have been hearing a lot about proportional representation (PR), in regards to changing our electoral...

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  • LETTER: A thank you to good samaritans

      Editor, In May of last year I had a vehicle incident in which I ended up in the middle of Voght Street. I broke my femur, and as the market was to the left several people...

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  • LETTER: Fletcher shows lack of knowledge

      Editor, I was shocked, offended and outraged by the most recent column written by Tom Fletcher and published by your paper, (‘Lack of logic on pesticides,’ Feb. 1) I would think that you would know that...

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  • Community comes to the rescue in crisis

      Julia Smith co-founded the Blue Sky Ranch, located just outside of Merritt where she raises pigs. When the wildfire season took off during the summer of 2017, Smith was forced to scramble together an evacuation plan...

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  • Province begins public consultation on ALR reform

      The B.C. government aims to revitalize the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC), the tribunal which is dedicated to preserving agricultural land and encouraging farming in the province. The first step in the process came in January, when...

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  • Modernized rest area opens on Highway 97C

    Those who are used to taking a pit stop at the BC Visitor centre on the Coquihalla Highway will find now find the building closed, but those continuing on from Merritt to Kelowna will have a new...

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  • Committee reports to act as measure of success

    Despite the requirement to disband its committees ahead of this year’s election, city council has taken a step to determine their effectiveness by requiring annual reports. Council’s committee policy already contains a reporting requirement, but to date...

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