• Miles lands in Logan Lake

    The City of Merritt’s former corporate officer has found new work not far from the Nicola Valley. Melisa Miles, who resigned from her position at the end of July, has been hired by the District of Logan...

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  • EDITORIAL: To prevent future forest fires, investment must be made now

    by Tim Ryan, RPF Forest Practices Board SPECIAL TO THE HERALD From Sept. 23 to 30, Canada will be marking National Forest Week. Established around 1920 as Forest Fire Prevention Week, the origins were to encourage greater...

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  • O’Fee out as Interior Health board chair

    By: Chirstopher Foulds (Kamloops This Week) John O’Fee says he has no hard feelings after being replaced as chair of the Interior Health board. The new NDP government removed O’Fee as chair on Friday, replacing him with...

    • Posted 17 hours ago
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  • Campfire ban lifted in Kamloops Fire Centre

    By: Kamloops This Week Break out the weenies — campfires are once again allowed to burn in the Kamloops Fire Centre, which includes the Merritt fire zone. Following a hot, smoky summer with a blanket ban on...

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  • Stolen vehicles recovered near Coquihalla Highway

    Local police recovered a couple of stolen vehicles this week that were mysteriously parked south of Merritt off the Coquihalla Highway, including one that was reported stolen from Merritt. “One was reported stolen out of Langley and...

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  • City reopens access to three trails

    Cooler weather and rain has lead to the city allowing access to three local trails that have been closed for more than two months due to the wildfire risk. As of noon Thursday (Sept. 21) access points...

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  • Fire season winding down, but danger remains

    By: Tim Petruk (Kamloops This Week) The lengthiest provincewide state of emergency in B.C.’s history ended on Friday, and the final regional evacuation orders were rescinded on the weekend, but officials caution British Columbians are not quite...

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  • Election spending totals tallied

    Their tabs have been tallied with Liberal Jackie Tegart spending the most of the four Fraser-Nicola candidates en route to winning her second term, followed by NDP candidate Harry Lali. Tegart spent a total of $107,834 compared...

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  • LETTER: Upgrades necessary at fire hall

      Editor; My husband and I went to the Merritt fire hall for the open house on Saturday (Sept. 16) to find out about the plans for expansion. Boy…do they ever need to expand!   The Merritt...

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  • UPDATED: Wildfires chewing into timber supply

      Editor’s note: An older version of this story stated that wildfires had burned through an amount of timber equivalent to four times B.C.’s annual allowable cut. A spokesperson for the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural...

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