• Springtime flooding weather dependent as snowpack continues to climb

    The BC River Forecast Centre is expecting high flows down the Nicola River this spring, but Merritt receiving any substantial flooding will depend on the weather. Dave Campbell, head of the BC River Forecast Centre, said flows...

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  • NDP’s first budget to set spending record for housing, child care

    The B.C. NDP government’s first budget will include “the largest investments in housing and child care in B.C.’s history,” Premier John Horgan says. Finance Minister Carole James visited a Victoria daycare centre Monday, but didn’t add much...

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  • Merritt MLA looking for substance in B.C. budget

      When B.C. finance minister Carole James delivers the budget speech on Feb. 20, Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart will be watching closely to see what the NDP government has in mind for development in rural communities. The...

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  • Environment Canada expecting up to 20 cm of snow, arctic air this weekend

    Up to 20 centimetres of snow followed by a surge of arctic air is in the forecast for the Merritt area and surrounding highways this weekend. According to Environment Canada a strong pacific low pressure system will...

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  • Valentine’s march calls attention to dangers posed by pipeline workers

    A group of First Nations women marked Valentines Day by marching through Merritt, calling attention to missing and murdered indigenous women and the threats an influx of pipeline workers may pose to vulnerable populations. Organized by the...

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  • Council scuttles request to seek flood mitigation work

    The City of Merritt’s environment committee wants to ensure steps are taken to mitigate the impact potential flooding in the Nicola Valley given what was experienced last year. At its regular meeting held Tuesday (Feb.13) city council...

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  • Wood carver to create sculpture of Merritt’s Ty Pozzobon

      Fresh off a recent competition in Australia, professional wood carver Marina Cole returned home to Canada preparing to begin a very sentimental creation. It’s been more than a year since famed Merritt bull rider Ty Pozzobon...

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  • Ty Pozzobon Foundation aims to build on productive year

      A year after it was established in the memory of the professional bull rider star, the Ty Pozzobon Foundation has already made strides towards changing the way professional rodeo athletes live their lives. “When we lost...

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  • Council votes to move ahead with fire hall expansion

      In front of a sea of firefighters who packed city hall Tuesday night, council officially approved borrowing $2.2 million to expand the fire hall in a vote that wasn’t without some last minute drama. With the...

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  • Program keeps pups off of the streets

      In an effort to ensure unwanted puppies go to a good home, Angels Animal Rescue is offering a new program to owners of pregnant dogs. At no cost to the owner, the society is offering to...

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