• 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...

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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...

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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...

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  • Local businessman makes $100,000 donation to hospital expansion project

      It’s a lofty commitment, but the Nicola Valley Heath Care Endowment Foundation and Nicola Valley Health Care Auxiliary got a good head start Wednesday on their goal of raising nearly $700,000 for the new emergency room...

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  • Fall Fair to feature special Canada 150 category

      The pickles have been jarred, the flowers cut, quilts sewn and baskets weaved — all that remains is for the blue ribbons to be assigned. This year’s Nicola Valley Fall Fair will keep the judges busy,...

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  • FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS: Brittany Clasper — a cadet on a mission to learn more

      Fifteen-year-old Brittany Clasper, a cadet in the 950 Rocky Mountain Rangers Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps based out of Merritt, has a thirst for experience. This summer, Clasper attended a Drill and Ceremonial Instructor course at...

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  • Cross-Canada bike trip for breast cancer makes pit stop in Merritt

    Angelique Vinnedge and Billy Waller road into Merritt after a long day of biking through the smoke Monday (July 31), nearing the end of their journey, which aims to raise money for breast cancer research. The couple,...

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  • Street party coming to Quilchena Avenue

      Some of the biggest stars in country music are set to roll into town on the August long weekend to play the Rockin’ River Music Festival, and the Merritt Chamber of Commerce wants to make sure...

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