• 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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  • Return of RCMP bike patrols sought by police committee

    The City of Merritt’s police committee wants to see the RCMP renew bike patrols in Merritt, which have been lacking due to a shortage of trained officers. The request is the latest effort by the committee to...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Bus service now offered on stat holidays as Merritt transit expansion continues

    Merritt residents can now ride the bus during statutory holidays on a permanent basis. At its regular meeting on Jan. 23, city council approved offering the service on all dates except Christmas with the same schedule as...

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  • City of Merritt to showcase new budget tool

      Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have no tax increase? Well this year the City of Merritt is letting residents crunch the numbers. The finance department will unveil a new online program...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • City looks to offset losses from Tolko shutdown

      The City of Merritt is facing a $400,000 hit to its tax base in 2018 due to the loss of the Tolko sawmill, but growth in other assessment classes is absorbing most of the impact. Tolko...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • Council approves grant-in-aids boosting tourism; nix school trips, construction projects

    It was déjà vu for many returning grant-in-aid applications while half of all new ones were turned down by Merritt city council for 2018. Council doled out more than $49,000 in grant requests, approving funds for 21...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • Students propose repainting crosswalk in show of support

      In an effort to signal their support for the LGBTQ community, School District 58 intends to ask the City of Merritt for permission to paint a crosswalk outside Merritt Secondary School (MSS) in the rainbow colours...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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  • Fire hall expansion to proceed after close approval process vote

      A $2.2 million expansion of Merritt’s fire hall can move to the next stage after an alternative approval process failed to garner enough votes to stop it. The city received 555 elector response forms — one...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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  • Crime prevention measures behind Railyard Mall easier said than done

    Merritt police intend to discuss possible crime prevention measures along a walkway behind the Railyard Mall with members of city council, but implementation will be easier said than done. RCMP Const. Tracy Dunsmore plans to assess the...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Merritt opts-in to tourism network

      City council left a meeting with Destination BC (DBC) assured that the Baillie House won’t be overwhelmed with visitors as the city looks to join the tourism authority’s visitor services network. “That’s how we took it...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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