• PHOTOS: Merritt celebrates Aboriginal Day

    No matter what it’s called, Aboriginal Day in the Nicola Valley was once again a great opportunity to celebrate First Nations culture. In Ottawa on Wednesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that, in the spirit of the...

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  • Police encouraging citizens to report alcohol-related offences

    The Merritt RCMP is encouraging the public to keep calling in alcohol-related offences, after the detatchment received a large number of complaints involving alcohol over the weekend. There were 14 complaints for offences such as drunk in...

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  • Trailer taken from Chapman Street home

    The Merritt RCMP is asking the public for assistance after a trailer was reported stolen out of a driveway on Chapman Street on Friday (June 16). The trailer is a 2010 utility trailer with the B.C. license...

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  • CRA scam complaints spike in Merritt

    Merritt RCMP took 12 calls in one day regarding scammers attempting to strong-arm locals into giving up their hard-earned money. Police received multiple complaints Monday (June 12) from residents saying they were contacted by someone claiming to...

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  • Police arrest two people caught red-handed with stolen property

    Merritt police have charged two people with possession of stolen property for separate incidents in which they were caught with items that didn’t belong to them. Yesterday (June 12) a 23-year-old woman was arrested after having been...

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  • Police asking residents to watch for drug houses

    The Merritt RCMP is urging residents to keep an eye out for drug houses in their neighbourhoods. RCMP Const. Ryan Dell with Merritt’s general investigation section (GIS) said police need residents to continue calling them in order...

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  • Man facing forcible confinement charges for domestic incident

    A 32-year-old man is facing a rash of charges after allegedly holding a woman hostage. On May 30, a neighbour alerted the RCMP that the woman was being held against her will in the home, RCMP Const....

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  • Martial artist sentenced to eight months in jail

    A local martial arts instructor will spend the next eight months behind bars after facing multiple assault charges, including one for cold-cocking a First Nations man outside the Coldwater Hotel last May. Anthony Kim Carlton, who had...

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  • Police issue warning after responding to four drug overdoses in two weeks

    Merritt RCMP have responded to a high number of drug overdoses in the past couple weeks, prompting police to issue a warning to the community. Earlier this week, police responded to an apparent drug overdose involving three...

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  • Phoney money used at Tim Hortons

    Police are warning people to be vigilant when it comes to accepting older versions of money after a pair of fake $50 bills were found at Tim Hortons and reported to police last Monday (May 29). RCMP...

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