• HORGAN TALKS: Premier maintains faith in forestry in Merritt

      B.C. Premier John Horgan visited Merritt on April 4 to discuss Merritt’s past, present and future.   by Dara Hill Forestry has been a major player in Merritt’s economy for years, contributing a great deal of...

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  • Water managers without fault during 2017 flood season

      An independent report released by the B.C. government lauded ministry staff for their handling of the flooding on Nicola Lake in 2017. Water levels in the lake peaked in May at a record breaking 626.97 metres,...

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  • High school students’ request for rainbow crosswalk denied by city council

      Merritt city council has rejected the school district’s request to paint a crosswalk near the high school in the colours of the pride flag. The project was proposed to school trustees in January by Merritt Secondary...

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  • 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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