• Crown approves drug trafficking charges

    Crown prosecutors are proceeding with drug trafficking charges against a former Merritt resident accused of peddling the deadly opiate carfentanil. Timothy Meldrum, 46, is accused of selling drugs to three females who overdosed in Merritt back on...

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  • Cents auction jerseys to support Ty Pozzobon Foundation

      For the second year in a row, Cents faithful have the chance to earn a very unique piece of hockey memorabilia and support local mental health initiatives in the process. Along with the new-look logo recognizing...

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  • Hot market leads to more revenue for the City of Merritt

      The City of Merritt stands to increase its tax revenue in 2018 — even without raising rates. “The secret’s out, it’s good news for Merritt,” director of finance Sheila Thiessen told council at a budget meeting...

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Rifles stolen from vehicle on long weekend

    Police are looking for a pair of hunting rifles reported stolen from a pickup truck on Sunday (Feb. 11). A married couple out ice fishing at Courtney Lake that day returned to their vehicle only to find...

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  • Community policing office establishes mandate

      After spending the better part of a year searching for a new mandate for the Community Policing Office (CPO), the city’s police committee has settled on one it had in its back pocket all along. Early...

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  • Bus service now offered on stat holidays as Merritt transit expansion continues

    Merritt residents can now ride the bus during statutory holidays on a permanent basis. At its regular meeting on Jan. 23, city council approved offering the service on all dates except Christmas with the same schedule as...

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  • Paramedics assaulted at winter shelter

    Two female paramedics were attacked while attending a call at Merritt’s winter shelter on Nicola Avenue Friday (Jan. 26). “They had a lady there that seemed out of sorts,” said Dunsmore. “She was unresponsive wasn’t responding to...

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