• FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS: Photographer develops in Merritt

      Though he’s currently thousands of miles away, working towards his master’s degree in fine arts at Concordia University, a piece of photographer Garnet Dirksen’s mind is always on the Nicola Valley. The photographer’s first solo exhibition...

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  • Five stories from the brighter side of 2017

    This year was dominated by big headlines and hard news leads. Occasionally, a story about community and simple human kindness can break through the noise and capture our readers’ attention. Some news is driven by an event,...

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  • Mom returns to Merritt to honour her son’s generosity

      Lisa Kehler turned the tragedy of her son’s death into a way to keep his memory, and generosity, alive. For the third year since her son died in a car crash back in 2014, Kehler will...

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  • Birding for the holidays

    For the twelfth year in a row in Merritt, wildlife enthusiasts will have their eyes on the skies on Dec. 16 as they take part in the annual Christmas Bird Count. Merritt’s Christmas Bird Count is organized...

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  • FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS: Merritt’s queen of vintage chic

      Christy DeChamplain has an eye for vintage style. Whether it’s footwear from the ‘50s, a dress worn to JFK’s funeral or the type of vintage microphone that the King himself would have been singing into, DeChamplain...

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  • Seniors knit nearly a hundred toques for those in need

    A team of seniors have turned a pastime into a good deed for the community’s most vulnerable citizens — donating nearly 100 hand-knit toques to the Nicola Valley Food Bank, with the hopes that those in need...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • Photos: A spooky good time

    There were games, prizes, cool costumes, a haunted house and — of course — a whole lot of candy at the well attended City of Merritt Spooktacular. The 2017 edition had the best attendance on record with...

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  • Historic Murray Church gets a facelift ahead of Thanksgiving Day

      One of the Nicola Valley’s oldest landmarks recently got a facelift, after the Trinity United Church successfully applied for a grant to refurbish the Murray Church on Highway 5A. Back in April, the Trinity United Church...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • Logger Sports Show aims to be a cut above

      The second annual Loggers Sports Show is set to roll into Merritt for three days this weekend, giving locals a chance to celebrate the forestry industry — in between some frantic chain saw carving sessions. The...

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  • Nicola Valley Food Bank aiming to restock shelves with Thanksgiving drive

    After fires and floods battered the B.C. interior this year, local food banks stepped up to provide relief to families in need. But all of that good will has put a strain on supply — especially at...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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