• 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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  • City to consider auxiliary RCMP officers

      City council agreed to consider the addition of three to five auxiliary RCMP officers to the Merritt detachment at the regular meeting on April 17. Mayor Neil Menard said he’s in support of the addition. “With...

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  • Plenty of teams on hand at first annual Smashfest

      Tournament organizer Clay Munro just wanted to give Merrittonians another chance to play some competitive slo-pitch in their own backyard. By that metric, the first annual Smashfest tournament, held from April 20 to 22 at Central...

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  • City targets absentee landlords with bylaw amendment

      Merritt city council decided to target absentee landlords by adding a cost recovery program to the nuisance abatement bylaw on April 17. The program, similar to the City of Kamloops’ good neighbour bylaw, would allow the...

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  • Merritt residents targeted by CRA scammers

      Local RCMP urge residents to be aware of fraudulent Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) calls. According to Staff Sargent Lorne Wood, reports of a man with an East African accent claiming to be from the CRA are...

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  • Fatal crash on Okanagan Connector

      One person died after a vehicle rollover on Highway 97C on April 21. At 6:50 a.m. on Saturday West Kelowna RCMP joined the B.C. Ambulance Service to respond to a single vehicle rollover on the Okanagan...

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  • MINOR LACROSSE REPORT: Thunder in the Valley

    Thunder rolled through the Nicola Valley this weekend as the local lacrosse association played host to a number of games in the bantam, midget and novice age categories. Bantam The Thunder opened their two game home stand...

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  • Man with firearm arrested near Coldwater Avenue

    Merritt RCMP received a call for a male with a firearm and possible shots fired near the 2000 block of Coldwater Ave. around 9:00 a.m. on April 23. According to Staff Sgt. Lorne Wood, RCMP responded to...

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  • Merritt Central marches for kindness

      The mood in Merritt was little brighter on April 23 thanks to Merritt Central Elementary’s second annual march of kindness. Students from kindergarten to Grade 2, led by the school’s drumming group, marched through Merritt schools...

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  • Plane makes emergency landing on Coquihalla Highway near Merritt

      A Chilliwack man and his plane are safe and sound after an emergency landing on the Coquihalla Highway near Merritt on April 22. According to Const. Tracy Dunsmore, Merritt RCMP received numerous calls on Sunday afternoon...

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