• EDITORIAL: To prevent future forest fires, investment must be made now

    by Tim Ryan, RPF Forest Practices Board SPECIAL TO THE HERALD From Sept. 23 to 30, Canada will be marking National Forest Week. Established around 1920 as Forest Fire Prevention Week, the origins were to encourage greater...

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  • Campfire ban lifted in Kamloops Fire Centre

    By: Kamloops This Week Break out the weenies — campfires are once again allowed to burn in the Kamloops Fire Centre, which includes the Merritt fire zone. Following a hot, smoky summer with a blanket ban on...

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  • Walking to heal old wounds

    There are still many features of the T’kemlups Indian Band Office that remind Upper Nicola Band Chief Harvey McLeod of the years he spent there when it was a residential school. “The smell and the aroma in...

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  • City reopens access to three trails

    Cooler weather and rain has lead to the city allowing access to three local trails that have been closed for more than two months due to the wildfire risk. As of noon Thursday (Sept. 21) access points...

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  • Teacher could return to MSS after serving suspension

      A Merritt teacher who violated professional conduct standards by sending inappropriate text messages to recently-graduated students will be returning to Merritt Secondary School after he serves a one-month suspension. School District 58 superintendent Stephen McNiven confirmed...

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  • Wildfires burn up business for local forest industry

      This year’s wildfire season has burnt up more than just a million hectares of land. Local forestry businesses are reporting feeling the pinch from logging operations being suspended due to a wildfire danger rating much more...

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  • Nicola Valley drag racers burning rubber in Mission

      The Mission Raceway in Mission, B.C. will be the scene of some great two-wheeled action this weekend, as the Canadian Motorcycle Drag Racing Association conducts its season-ending finals in all divisions. Merritt racers, past and present,...

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  • Cents hope to shine at BCHL Showcase

      The Merritt Centennials head to Prospera Centre in Chilliwack on Thursday for a pair of games at the 6th Annual BCHL Showcase. All 17 BCHL teams will see action at the four-day Showcase event, which attracts...

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  • PHOTOS: Fire chief makes the case for expansion

      It’s a project aimed at bringing Merritt’s fire hall into the 21st century, but it comes with a hefty price tag. This fall, phase two of the fire hall expansion will head to an alternative approval...

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  • Fatality at Double D Inn not linked to police search, IIO finds

    The Independent Investigations Office of BC (IIO) has confirmed Merritt police were not responsible for the death of an elderly woman during a drug bust at a local motel on Aug. 25. On the night in question...

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