• Pedestrian killed in accident on Voght Street

      Crown counsel has yet to lay any criminal charges after an elderly woman was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Granite Avenue and Voght Street on March 2 and later succumbed to her injuries....

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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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  • 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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  • Taxis, motels put on notice by city of Merritt

      Merritt city council is sending a warning to the owners of all local hotels, motels and taxi companies to do their part to reduce drug trafficking in the community. “We’ve got a drug issue in town...

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  • Citizens on Patrol under new management

      A local crime prevention organization has teamed up with the community policing office (CPO) to form a dynamic duo. “We’ve just taken over the Citizens on Patrol group so they’re no longer a standalone group that...

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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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  • Return of RCMP bike patrols sought by police committee

    The City of Merritt’s police committee wants to see the RCMP renew bike patrols in Merritt, which have been lacking due to a shortage of trained officers. The request is the latest effort by the committee to...

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  • Paramedics assaulted at winter shelter

    Two female paramedics were attacked while attending a call at Merritt’s winter shelter on Nicola Avenue Friday (Jan. 26). “They had a lady there that seemed out of sorts,” said Dunsmore. “She was unresponsive wasn’t responding to...

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  • Trial dates set for Merritt RCMP sergeant accused of assault

    Three days in August have been set to hear the case against a Merritt RCMP sergeant accused of assault. Sgt. Norm Flemming will be on trial from Aug. 13 to 15 for an assault he allegedly committed...

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