• Nooaitch elects chief and smaller council

    The results are in and Marcel Shackelly will once again lead the Nooaitch Indian Band as its chief. In a close race, Shackelly edged out challenger Ko’waintco Michel by two votes and now former councillor Sharon Bond by...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • Candidates set for Nooaitch election

    Members of the Nooaitch Indian Band will head to the polls this month to elect a smaller council to a longer term. The final list of candidates for the election has been set, and members will vote...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • LNIB holds all candidates forum

      About 45 people came out to the Lower Nicola Band’s (LNIB) all-candidates forum on Tuesday (Sept. 20) at the band’s school. Most of the 22 candidates for councillor attended along with all three people in the...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • Aquatic centre roof replacement needs budget increase

    Multiple city projects will feel the pinch as $80,000 is being added to the budget of the Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre’s roof replacement project, which requires more work than originally expected. The City of Merritt’s new director...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • Bus service to become a little handier

    HandyDARTs are on their way to Merritt. Starting in 2018, the city will have access to the the door-to-door bus service targeted at those with physical or cognitive disabilities. The announcement from BC Transit came on June 15,...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • Council gets 25% raise

    City council is giving themselves a 25 per cent raise in an effort to receive a remuneration more in line with what councils in similar sized B.C. communities receive. At its regular council meeting Tuesday (March. 22)...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Council adopts age-friendly master plan

    Merritt city council has adopted an age-friendly master plan designed to attract and retain seniors, and offers ideas on how to do so. Many on council expressed their satisfaction with the report as presented. “It’s well researched,...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Council committees to return

    Three standing council committees are in the works after city hall went more than a year without any in place. The previous council operated approximately five standing committees, which were disbanded a month before the November 2014...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Parking issue leads council briefs

    Vehicles stopping in a no-stopping zone outside of McDonald’s and Tim Hortons on River Ranch Road have one Merritt resident up in arms. Ed Zimmerman told council at its regular meeting on April 14 the no-stopping signs...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • New councillor joins Shackan Band

    The Shackan Band council has a new member and three-year terms now that its latest election is in the books. The additional council seat was brought into the mix to help shoulder council’s heavy workload. Previously, the...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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