• Country Christmas kicks off with tree lighting

    The holiday season officially got underway in the Nicola Valley with the lighting of this year’s Christmas tree at Spirit Square yesterday (Nov. 20). The ceremony is the first of what will be a week of Country...

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  • CPO office vandalized

      The City of Merritt’s community policing office (CPO) in downtown Merritt was vandalized sometime over the weekend. A baseball-sized rock was thrown through the window of the old fireside building at Spirit Square, but lucky nothing...

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  • PHOTOS: Community carnival draws sizable crowd

      There was plenty of fun activities and performances at the second annual community carnival presented by the City of Merritt, Success by Six and the Nicola Valley Early Years Co-operative on Friday (Aug 12) at Spirit Square....

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  • Maple Ridge woman to open for Sam Hunt at Rockin’ River

      The road was long, but one lucky contestant has finally be chosen to be the opening act for Merritt Rockin’ River music festival headliner Sam Hunt this Saturday night (July 30). The province-wide search known as...

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  • Capital projects on city’s radar

    It’s all official. On Tuesday (May 10) city council adopted its tax rate and five-year financial plan bylaws by votes of 6-1 with only Coun. Brown opposed. The tax rate is increasing by 1.75 per cent for...

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  • Community Policing Office on the move

    RCMP Const. Tracy Dunsmore hopes that when Merritt’s Community Policing Office (CPO) packs up and moves its operations to Spirit Square, it will be a form of crime prevention. The CPO will be moving down the street...

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  • City settles on timber signage theme

    Timber! The City of Merritt will be moving ahead with a themed wayfinder signage inspired by the lumber industry in town. The signage also incorporates the sun logo and colours of the town flag; it was created...

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  • Merritt hoping to capitalize on festival

    Merritt’s business sector is preparing for the economic windfall the Rockin’ River Music Festival is expected to bring. Some of the business-stimulating initiatives spearheaded by the chamber of commerce to expect this weekend include an outdoor mall...

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  • Dung Beatles CD release concert leads briefs

    Dung Beatles playing CD release show Merritt band the Dung Beatles is playing a concert tomorrow night to celebrate the release of its debut album. The band, which comprises members from Merritt and Kamloops, is a kind...

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  • Merritt adds street piano to Spirit Square attractions

    Add the city of Merritt to the growing list of communities worldwide who are jumping on the street piano bandwagon so to speak. Last Wednesday, a beautifully-decorated standup piano and bench were unveiled at Spirit Square in...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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