• ALBAS: Tax increase or tax fairness?

      I am going to begin this week by crediting a few backbench members of the Liberal caucus in Ottawa. A few of these MPs have been quietly voicing displeasure with the Liberals’ attempts to frame a...

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  • LETTER: Upgrades necessary at fire hall

      Editor; My husband and I went to the Merritt fire hall for the open house on Saturday (Sept. 16) to find out about the plans for expansion. Boy…do they ever need to expand!   The Merritt...

    • Posted 5 days ago
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  • MITRA: Lessons from fires, flooding, and earthquakes

      Editor’s note: The views expressed in this column don’t necessarily reflect those of the Merritt Herald and its staff. The Herald welcomes qualified writers with views on this or other faiths to submit their work to newsroom@merrittherald.com,...

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  • DYER: The car revolution

      France and the United Kingdom recently announced that they will ban the sales of gasoline and diesel-engined cars from 2040. The lower house of the Dutch parliament has passed a law banning such sales from 2025....

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  • LETTER: Prime Minister causing disorder at the border

      Editor, For years we have known that excessive television viewing can have profound effects on children. We need look no further than President Trump and Prime Minister Trudeau. It is obvious that little Donald watched too...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • FLETCHER: No easy answers in ICBC mess

    Politics is all too often an exercise in assigning blame, at the expense of analysis and tough choices that lead to solutions. We’re seeing that with the Insurance Corporation of B.C., that great icon of the province’s...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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  • DYER: Terrorism – a sense of proportion

      London in March: five dead. Stockholm in April: another five dead. Manchester in May: 22 dead. London again in June, this time on London Bridge: eight dead. Barcelona in August: fourteen dead. Five mass-casualty terrorist attacks...

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  • Venezuela is headed for a civil war

    There are two stories about the assault on the Fuerte Paramacay military barracks in Carabobo state on Sunday. The Venezuelan government says that half the twenty attackers were killed or captured, and the rest are being hunted...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • ALBAS: Crime during B.C. wildfires

    The ongoing threat of wildfires is one that is becoming all too common throughout many parts of British Columbia. When these fires occur they can cause massive amounts of damage that is virtually immeasurable for those who may...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • DYER: Poland’s pause the road to autocracy (UPDATED)

      Editor’s note: This column has been updated from a previous version to reflect new ongoing developments in Poland (July 27, 2017). Zofia Romaszewska, now in her 80s, was jailed during the years of martial law in...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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