• Good neighbour bylaw sought by council

      City council asked its staff to look into a cost-recovery program for repeated first responder calls, a program which would resemble a “good neighbour” bylaw recently passed by the City of Kamloops. That bylaw deems a property...

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  • Suspicious person reported near Merritt Public Library

      An 11-year-old girl was shaken by an encounter with a suspicious looking man on Garcia Street on March 3. Merritt RCMP are keeping an eye out for a caucasian male who looks to be approximately 35...

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  • Council aims to keep an eye on walkway behind Railyard Mall

    City council has given the go-ahead to examine implementing crime prevention measures on a walkway behind the Railyard Mall where people are known to drink and loiter. Seven recommendations are contained in a two-page crime prevention assessment...

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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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  • Community policing office establishes mandate

      After spending the better part of a year searching for a new mandate for the Community Policing Office (CPO), the city’s police committee has settled on one it had in its back pocket all along. Early...

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  • B.C. defends distracted driving crackdown

    Lawyer says penalties too harsh for texting at stoplights. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth says tough new penalties for distracted driving are based on research that shows the high risk of talking or texting while driving. Farnworth...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Police create tip line for human-caused Elephant Hill wildfire

      by Kamloops This Week As suspected, the massive Elephant Hill wildfire that burned almost 200,000 hectares and forced thousands of residents to leave their communities was a human-caused blaze. The RCMP has made the determination and...

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  • Coroner investigating sudden death at Double D Inn

    The BC Coroners Service is investigating the sudden death of a 57-year-old male that occurred Saturday (Jan. 20) at a motel on Nicola Avenue. “We were called to assist with BC Ambulance to a sudden death at...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Fraudster’s attempt to cash recycled cheque leads to police warning

    Merritt police are warning the public to shred personal documents before throwing them away after a resident found out someone had attempted to cash one of his old, discarded cheques. Last week the male resident told the...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Resident solves own hit-and-run case

    A little bit of detective work and luck from a local man solved a case of hit-and-run in a matter of days. The Merritt resident’s vehicle was sideswiped while it was parked on the 1700 block of...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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