• Second annual SD58 Arts Festival kicks off in Merritt

      After a successful inaugural edition in 2017, the School District 58 arts festival hopes to build on the success in their second year. The week-long student-focused arts festival kicks off with an opening reception at the...

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  • School board turns to students for direction on crosswalk project

      School board trustees haven’t given up on the idea to paint a message of inclusion somewhere in the City of Merritt, but will wait for further direction from students at Merritt Secondary School before making their...

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  • Council approves variances for new four-story apartment complex

    Merritt’s city council granted a parking variance for a four-storey apartment complex set to go up beside Clapperton Manor in Diamond Vale. Alkon Investments, which owns Clapperton Manor, is building an additional 28-unit rental building next to...

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  • High school students’ request for rainbow crosswalk denied by city council

      Merritt city council has rejected the school district’s request to paint a crosswalk near the high school in the colours of the pride flag. The project was proposed to school trustees in January by Merritt Secondary...

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  • FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS: Collettville students show initiative

      A wave of pink washed over the school district on Feb. 28 as part of Anti-Bullying Day. Students were encouraged to wear pink shirts to show their support for anti-bullying initiatives but the kids at Collettville...

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  • Merritt Centennials billet family narrowly escapes house fire

      On Friday night, Jessica and Rich Culbertson were lying in bed, discussing their good fortune. Jessica had just won $10,000 at the final Merritt Centennials home game of the regular season and Rich was joking that...

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  • 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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