• Country music duo to ring in the holidays at the Culture Club

      There are many who groan when department stores start putting up holiday decorations in November, but not Carli and Julie Kennedy. The twin sisters from Powell River have had Christmas on their minds since early January,...

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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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  • PHOTOS: Rockin’ Riverfest sees record attendance

    Smoky skies lingering in the Nicola Valley couldn’t keep people away from what was the biggest Rockin’ River Music Festival to date. The August long weekend event in Merritt saw some of the biggest names in country...

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  • Rockin’ River Music Fest to return in 2018 with Eric Church

    The dust has barely settled on the third instalment of the Merritt Rockin’ River Music Festival and 2018’s headliner is already in place. Six-time Academy of Country Music award winner Eric Church will headline the country music...

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  • Element festival ready to shine in year two

    Organizers of the Element Music Festival are prepared to put on a show that’s bigger and better than their inaugural event last year. “It’s going to be a dance party,” said Keith Duggan, one of the festival’s...

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  • Cross-country ‘Twin Fiddle Express’ chugging through to Merritt

    Renowned Canadian fiddler Scott Woods will be returning to Merritt on May 30, as part of a winding two-month tour aimed at raising money for community groups, churches and service organizations across Canada. The “Flippin’ Fiddler” and...

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  • Rockin’ River Music Fest lineup bolstered

    The Rockin’ River Music Festival has added another seven musical acts to a lineup that’s already chock-full of country music stars. Joining the likes of Willie Nelson and Tobey Keith when the third Merritt-based instalment of the...

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  • Slam poet comes to Merritt

    Anyone looking to learn the art of slam poetry needs to make their way to the local library. Slam poet Johnny MacRae is in Merritt this week to teach free workshops on the spoken word performances at...

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  • Casting call for Canadian comedy shooting in Merritt

    Want to play a part in a comedy that’s shooting in Merritt? The Thompson Nicola Film Commission (TNFC) is getting the word out that the Canadian production titled Indian Road Trip is casting four speaking roles. Auditions...

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  • Music trio wins studio time in Nashville

      By: KTW A Kamloops musical trio, one of whom has roots in Merritt, will be travelling to Nashville to record an EP after winning a nationwide contest. The Bees and the Bare Bones — composed of...

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