• Theatre society adds former MLA to board of directors

    Former NDP MLA Harry Lali is the newest director of the Nicola Valley Community Theatre Society (NVCTS), joining the group with the goal of helping to secure government funding for a proposed theatre. “We have a new...

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  • SD 58 closing in on new education agreement with Nooaitch, Coldwater bands

    School District 58 is working towards a local education agreement (LEA) with the Nooaitch and Coldwater bands. “We are through to some final discussions with the communities of Nooaitch and Coldwater and we’ll be looking at finalizing...

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  • Solar panels a possibility at Princeton Secondary School

    The local school board is asking its operations manager to look into the feasibility of installing solar panels at it’s secondary school in Princeton. At the Nov. 8 board meeting trustee Dave Rainer put forward a motion...

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  • Police reporting multiple break-ins to mailboxes

    ‘Tis the season of mail thefts. “It’s happening again. It is Christmas season, so this is the time of year that people are starting to get mail with Christmas presents or ordering presents and package,” said...

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  • Bridge work impacting Highway 5A this week

    By: KTW Drivers travelling between Merritt and Kamloops on Highway 5A need to use the Coquihalla Highway instead today and Thursday. The Quilchena Bridge on Highway 5A is closed to vehicle traffic today (Nov.14) and Thursday, Nov....

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  • Health care society to be established

    A newly established community group aims to lobby for more health services in Merritt after a stakeholder meeting held back in June identified a list of priorities from the public. At a follow-up meeting held last Thursday...

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  • Fundraising for theatre on hold

    The Nicola Valley Community Theatre Society (NVCTS) is no longer actively fundraising as it attempts to figure out the status of their application to the province’s Rural Dividend Fund (RDF). “I want an answer to the grant...

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  • Joy ride lands man in jail

    Police arrested a drunk man who allegedly stole a vehicle left running at the 7-Eleven off Nicola Avenue at about 5 a.m. on Friday (Nov. 3). “The owner came out and the vehicle was gone,” said RCMP...

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  • City settles for less than market value on airport hangar lease

    After a lengthy search the City of Merritt has found a tenant to move into the airport hangar building it acquired from the Merritt Flying Club. An in-camera document released by the City of Merritt states that...

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  • Victoria targets distracted drivers with hefty penalties

    By: Kamloops This Week Distracted drivers are facing higher penalties in British Columbia. The provincial government wants to designate distracted driving as a high-risk behaviour under the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia’s driver risk premium program. That...

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