• City of Merritt hires new recreation and facilities manager

      The City of Merritt’s new manager of recreation and facilities doesn’t start work for a couple weeks — but the new hire is already a familiar face around city hall. Sky McKeown, who served as the...

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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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  • UV disinfection system to be complete by June

      The City of Merritt has pegged June as its estimated completion date for a water treatment project that has sat incomplete for more than a year. A new contractor has been selected to restart work on...

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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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  • Extra block of Coldwater Avenue to be repaved this spring

    An extra block of Coldwater Avenue is being repaved this spring after the City of Merritt had three rehabilitated in 2017. “We have enough remaining funds to carry forward to do another block,” chief administrative officer (CAO)...

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  • City of Merritt takes another look at Voght Street turn lanes

      The City of Merritt has earmarked $215,000 in its 2018 budget to create turn lanes on the north end of Voght Street where it intersects with Nicola Avenue. Last fall, council opted not to award a...

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  • City eyes new sidewalk, waiting on Trans Mountain money

      A sidewalk proposed for the east side of Voght Street, which would also serve as flood mitigation, won’t be moving forward unless Kinder Morgan follows through on a funding commitment it made to the City of...

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  • City still able to enforce fire sprinkler rule

    The City of Merritt is still able to enforce a fire sprinkler bylaw initially believed to have been rendered toothless by an expiring grace period following the adoption of the provincial Building Act in 2015. Last fall,...

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  • Group asks City of Merritt to clean up archway

      The Canadian Country Music Heritage Society (CCMHS) wants the City of Merritt to put a little TLC into the Country Music Capital of Canada — in particular, the log archway it gifted the municipality years ago....

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  • Community policing office establishes mandate

      After spending the better part of a year searching for a new mandate for the Community Policing Office (CPO), the city’s police committee has settled on one it had in its back pocket all along. Early...

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