• New aquatic centre logo moving forward

    Merritt city council has given the green light to move ahead with a rebrand of the Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre logo. At its regular meeting on Tuesday (March 14) council voted unanimously in favour of allowing staff...

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  • Baker not backing away after move to Big Bar

      Merritt councillor Dave Baker wants to finish what he started. Baker has lived in Merritt for 23 years — the past eight of which he’s served on council — and recently he and his wife sold...

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  • Council seeks approval on borrowing for fire hall expansion

    Despite some economic anxiety from a couple city councillors, Merrittonians will be making the final call on whether to go ahead with a $2.3 million expansion to the fire hall on Nicola Avenue. Both councillors Mike Goetz...

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  • City to search for grants to fund universal water meter program

    A motion to introduce universal water metering in Merritt certainly spurred a flow of discussion between councillors, at a Committee of the Whole meeting on March 7. And while the motion earned yes votes from a majority...

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  • City council sets priorities in budget deliberations

    There are more discussions to be had, more decisions to be made, and more cuts set to happen before city councillors officially set the property tax rate for 2017 — but after an all-day workshop on Feb....

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  • Council considers fire hall expansion

      Locals had a chance to learn more about a couple of the big ticket capital projects being considered by the City of Merritt for this upcoming year, at a budget open house hosted in council chambers...

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  • City hosts open house on budget tonight

    The City of Merritt is holding an open house at city hall tonight to give the public a better idea of where their tax dollars go. Members of the public are invited to visit council chambers between...

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  • Council doles out the dough with grant requests

      City council took a look at grant-in-aid requests last Thursday (Jan. 26) with the majority getting their seal of approval. In total, 18 of 23 requests were approved by council, four were deferred and one was...

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  • After 23 years as a lawn ornament… the Piper flies again

    Those who have frequented the Merritt airport over the past two decades might notice that something appears to be missing on their next visit. Perched on a grassy patch near the runway at the Merritt airport, some might...

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  • Budget season begins with Tolko talk

    The City of Merritt is facing an estimated four to six per cent drop in overall tax revenue in 2018 due to the closure of the Tolko sawmill. Those numbers are based on two scenarios, with the...

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