• Dry Gulch bridge reopened to traffic

    The Coquihalla Highway’s Dry Gulch bridge has reopened this month as expected. After undergoing resurfacing and structural work over the summer for the first time since being constructed more than 30 years ago, all lanes of traffic...

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  • Fundraising for theatre on hold

    The Nicola Valley Community Theatre Society (NVCTS) is no longer actively fundraising as it attempts to figure out the status of their application to the province’s Rural Dividend Fund (RDF). “I want an answer to the grant...

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  • Victoria targets distracted drivers with hefty penalties

    By: Kamloops This Week Distracted drivers are facing higher penalties in British Columbia. The provincial government wants to designate distracted driving as a high-risk behaviour under the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia’s driver risk premium program. That...

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  • Above and Beyond Awards recognize those who responded to wildfires, floods

    By: Kamloops This Week The B.C. government has created the Above and Beyond Awards program to recognize people who helped in their communities during 2017’s floods and wildfires. “People deserve to be recognized for going above and...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Kinder Morgan ordered to stop installing fish spawning deterrent mats

    The National Energy Board (NEB) has ordered Kinder Morgan to stop installing mats, which discourage fish from spawning in streams its Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is slated to cross. Numerous conditions have not yet been met by...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Winter tires required next week

    Police are reminding motorists to have winter tires on their vehicles, and Old Man Winter is already making them necessary. As of Sunday (Oct.1), B.C. motorists wishing to travel on most highways will be required to have...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Police warning residents to be wary of gifting scam

    The local RCMP detachment is warning residents of a gifting pyramid scam that has yet to hit Merritt, but has been seen in the Lower Mainland. This summer the BC RCMP released a warning about the scheme,...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • B.C. NDP to consult public on how legal pot is sold

    By: Cam Fortems (Kamloops This Week) The NDP has pledged a five-week consultation period to come up with a made-in-B.C. model to sell retail marijuana in this province. Attorney General Mike Farnworth told reporters Monday that system...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • ALR reforms ahead for NDP

    Getting rid of the two-zone Agricultural Land Reserve is just one of the changes in the works for the NDP government, along with serving B.C. produce in hospitals and restoring a provincewide Buy B.C. marketing program. The...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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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...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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