• Princeton resident to receive citizenship award

    Joann Gabriel, a retired public school teacher in Princeton with an extensive history of volunteering in her community, will be recognized with the Medal of Good Citizenship at a ceremony on Friday. The Medal of Good Citizenship...

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  • Grand Chief Antoine a pioneer in education

      Grand Chief Gordon Antoine was truly one of the most respected aboriginal leaders, not only in the Nicola Valley, but also throughout the province and across the country. He was first elected to the Coldwater Band...

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  • Merritt Country Run going on hiatus

    After a downturn in the number of participants last year, the organizers behind the Merritt Country Run have decided to cancel the annual event this year, in hopes of rebuilding to bring the run back in 2018....

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  • Merritt to find out result of Kraft Hockeyville bid

    UPDATE: Despite the great show of support, Merritt’s bid to become the next Kraft Hockeyville fell short of making the top 10. Five communities from Western Canada and five from the east were chosen, with Courtenay being...

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  • Local RCMP members recognized for generational service

      When it comes to the RCMP, these local officers have made the police force a family affair. Two members of the Merritt detachment were recently awarded the RCMP’s Generational Service Insignia pin in recognition of their...

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  • Rider Relief donations pouring in

      “It wasn’t about the stickers,” said Merrittonian Rhonda McDonald in regards to a fundraiser she started in order to collect donations in memory of the late Merritt bull rider Ty Pozzobon. “ wanted to be able...

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  • (Nearly) New Year’s baby born in Merritt

    Not many can lay claim to the title of Merritt’s New Year’s baby — but the 20-day-old Abby Yvonne Howe is about as close as one can get. Baby Abby was born in the early hours of...

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  • PHOTOS: Fishin’ for fun

    Clear, blue skies and plenty of smiles highlighted this year’s Nicola Valley Fish and Game Club ice fishing derby, held at Mamette Lake on Sunday (Jan. 15). In total, 197 tickets were sold to the annual event,...

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  • Merritt Bowling Centre hosts Inter-City roll-offs

    A total of 18 bowlers from around the Nicola Valley converged on the Merritt Bowling Centre (MBC) on Sunday (Jan. 8) for the annual Interior qualifiers. At stake were 12 spots on the MBC team that will...

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  • Grade 8 hoopsters win rare games at home

    It’s not often that Merritt Secondary School Grade 8 sports teams get to host any games against their league opponents. Such is the nature of the beast that Kamloops’ public schools do not allow their Grade 8...

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