• Destination BC plots new course in Merritt

      The future of the B.C. Visitor’s Centre is up in the air as the provincial tourism authority explores a new funding scheme. Merritt’s B.C. Visitor Centre will close in January as Destination BC prepares to vacate...

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  • Investigating the haunted Baillie House

    Strange occurrences have been recorded at the Baillie House over the years — unexplained sounds and sights, enough to convince some that the heritage home is truly haunted. Glen Ferguson is a part of the Chronicles of...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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  • TV crew coming to Merritt to find out if Baillie House really is haunted

    Is Baillie House in Merritt really a haunted house? That has been a rumour in this community dating back generations and the producers of a burgeoning reality television show that delves into the paranormal are coming to...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Gillis family reunites in Merritt

    The historic Baillie House hosted one of Merritt’s historic families this past weekend as 52 members of the Gillis family convened for a family first. Tom Hryniuk and Etelka Gillespie, the residents who own the famed Gillis...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Farewell to longtime resident Andrea Rogers this Saturday

    Merrittonians will get the chance to say goodbye to a well known former resident this Saturday. A going away tea for Andrea Rogers, who’s known as a legendary quilter and piano teacher in the Nicola Valley, will...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Friends and Neighbours: Jake MacLaren is cooking up a visitor experience

    Jake MacLaren has been a student at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops for four years, but this is his second summer helping out at the Baillie House. “I like the experience,” he said. “Obviously it looks great...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • LED lights lead council briefs

    City council approved a bright idea to enhance the lighting being installed at the new lacrosse box at Central Park. The city’s staff recommended purchasing LED lighting for the new, multi-surface lacrosse box at an additional cost...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Baillie House Collecting Recipes

    The Baillie House is cooking up something good — but it needs help from home cooks around the Nicola Valley. If you’ve got a favourite comfort food recipe, the Baillie House wants to hear from you. Summer...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • 2013 best year for downtown info booth

    The Visitor Information Centre at the Baillie House had its busiest year ever in 2013. A total of 17,573 people visited the booth in 2013, which is nearly 2,000 more people than in 2012. That boost in...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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