• PHOTOS: Localized flooding along Coldwater River due to ice build up

      Residents at the Moon Shadows RV park are keeping a close ice on the Coldwater River, as water creeps closer to their front doors. A recent cold snap has caused ice to build up along the...

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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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  • Merritt mayor takes issue with state of highways after fatal crashes

      Two years after petitioning the provincial government to hold the local highway maintenance contractor to a higher standard, Merritt Mayor Neil Menard is once again airing grievances over perceived deficiencies with the state of highways in...

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  • Group asks City of Merritt to clean up archway

      The Canadian Country Music Heritage Society (CCMHS) wants the City of Merritt to put a little TLC into the Country Music Capital of Canada — in particular, the log archway it gifted the municipality years ago....

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  • B.C. BUDGET: Surpluses predicted for three years

    Tax revenues up, ICBC losses weigh heavily on provincial books. The NDP minority government will keep B.C. finances in the black for the next three years, thanks to strong economic growth, Finance Minister Carole James says. James’...

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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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  • Council scuttles request to seek flood mitigation work

    The City of Merritt’s environment committee wants to ensure steps are taken to mitigate the impact potential flooding in the Nicola Valley given what was experienced last year. At its regular meeting held Tuesday (Feb.13) city council...

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  • Wood carver to create sculpture of Merritt’s Ty Pozzobon

      Fresh off a recent competition in Australia, professional wood carver Marina Cole returned home to Canada preparing to begin a very sentimental creation. It’s been more than a year since famed Merritt bull rider Ty Pozzobon...

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