• Panthers send eight to championships

    The Merritt Secondary School track and field team will be sending at least eight athletes to the 2017 B.C. High School Track and Field Championships — two more than the school sent last year. The athletes qualified...

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  • RCMP warns public about thief posing as salesman

    Merritt RCMP have issued a warning to the public regarding a series of break-ins over the past week. Police responded to a number of break-ins between May 23 and 24, including two incidents in the Diamond Vale...

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  • Trio arrested after assault and robbery outside Royal Bank branch

    Three men have been charged with robbery and assault with a weapon, after robbing another man outside of the Royal Bank of Canada branch on Quilchena Avenue on May 21. Twenty-one year old Dakota Whitford, 25-year-old Scott...

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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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  • Coquihalla Highway closed during busy day of traffic

      Highway 5 between Merritt and Hope is likely to remain closed until midnight, according to a tweet from VSA Highway Maintenance. Victoria Day is one of the busiest days of the year for the route with...

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  • Sandbagging crew coming to Merritt Sunday, Monday

    With streamflows remaining high and the weather still hot, the City of Merritt has called in some helping hands to fill sandbags across from the civic centre. According to a press release from the City of Merritt...

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  • Public Works superintendent leaving City of Merritt after 17 years

    The City of Merritt will need to replace another manager as public works superintendent Darrell Finnigan is leaving for a similar position with School District 58. Finnigan issued his resignation a few weeks ago after 17 years...

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  • TNRD asking boaters to stay off Nicola Lake

    The Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) is asking boaters to stay off Nicola Lake while water levels remain high. With the lake currently full, large boat wakes can cause damage to the shoreline and surrounding properties, said TNRD...

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  • Sports fair aimed at empowHERing girls (PHOTOS)

    Over 125 Grade 6 and 7 girls from five district elementary schools converged on Central School last Thursday for the first-ever EmpowHER Sports Fair. The goal of the all-day event was to introduce young, female students on...

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  • B.C. bronze medals have Merritt connection

    When a pair of teams representing B.C. picked up bronze medals at this year’s National Aboriginal Hockey Championships in Duncan on Vancouver Island, they did so with considerable help from Merritt and the surrounding area. Playing on...

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