• City pledges funds to refurbish mountain biking park

      Local mountain bike enthusiasts benefited from a decision by Merritt city council to approve a grant-in aid request which will see the city fund a complete renovation of Rotary Bike Park. Council voted unanimously in favour...

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  • Merritt’s council looks to clear the way street festivals

      Instead of cars, Merritt’s city council hopes downtown streets will be filled with buskers, artists, artisans and vendors this summer. At the regular council meeting on March 13, councillors voted in favour of exploring ways to...

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  • Council approves variances for new four-story apartment complex

    Merritt’s city council granted a parking variance for a four-storey apartment complex set to go up beside Clapperton Manor in Diamond Vale. Alkon Investments, which owns Clapperton Manor, is building an additional 28-unit rental building next to...

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  • Good neighbour bylaw sought by council

      City council asked its staff to look into a cost-recovery program for repeated first responder calls, a program which would resemble a “good neighbour” bylaw recently passed by the City of Kamloops. That bylaw deems a property...

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  • Heritage commission returns as council term comes to close

      The City of Merritt resurrected its heritage commission, albeit for just a few months. Council recently approved the appointment of two members of the public and Coun. Linda Brown to the group. Brown, who has been...

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  • Lawyers offer up parking lot as alternative after council rejects pride-inspired crosswalk

      After Merritt’s city council voted against permitting School District 58 students to pursue painting a pride-inspired crosswalk near Merritt Secondary School, a pair of Vancouver-based lawyers who own property in the city have offered their space...

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  • High school students’ request for rainbow crosswalk denied by city council

      Merritt city council has rejected the school district’s request to paint a crosswalk near the high school in the colours of the pride flag. The project was proposed to school trustees in January by Merritt Secondary...

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  • COUNCIL BRIEFS: Merritt city council approves CPO mandate

    The City of Merritt has approved the CPO mandate unanimously at its regular meeting held on Feb. 13. After spending the better part of a year searching for a new mandate for the Community Policing Office (CPO), the...

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  • WAGNER: Crossed on crosswalks

      Though I now call Merritt home, I come from the once-sleepy city of Maple Ridge. I moved up to Merritt in 2016, and not a moment too soon, because in the summer of that same year,...

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  • Council aims to keep an eye on walkway behind Railyard Mall

    City council has given the go-ahead to examine implementing crime prevention measures on a walkway behind the Railyard Mall where people are known to drink and loiter. Seven recommendations are contained in a two-page crime prevention assessment...

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