Friday, December 2, 2016

The Friends Pop Up Store is back for Christmas. Open in the Country Music Hall of Fame, Thurs - Mon 10am-4pm.

The Friends Pop Up Store is back for Christmas. Open in the Country Music Hall of Fame, Thurs-Mon 10am-4pm.

Cutting your own Christmas tree. British Columbians interested in cutting their own Christmas tree must obtain their permit online or from their local Forest District or FrontCounter BC office…

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Christmas season is well & truly kicked off, after last weekend's Country Christmas.

The Christmas season is well & truly kicked off, after last weekend’s Country Christmas.

Quote of the day “As acknowledged by Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould during her election campaign — and many other legal observers — federal approval today does not mean the Kinder Morgan project will be built. First Nations will challenge the approval in court, while British Columbia retains jurisdiction over dozens of permits required for construction.” —Sophie Harrison, Campaign Coordinator (Vancouver), Dogwood Initiative

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Monday, November 28, 2016

The annual Santa Light-up parade transformed the downtown on Friday evening. And right on time for Country Christmas, snow fell Saturday.

The annual Santa Light-up parade transformed the downtown on Friday evening. And right on time for Country Christmas, snow fell Saturday.

What does the UN have to do with Merritt? In a dramatically shifting global political landscape, the BC Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC) will be meeting with community leaders in Merritt on Nov. 30, 1-3pm at the Civic Centre to discuss the new United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), connections between this global agenda and local Merritt issues, and to identify the opportunities the SDGs present for provincial political engagement…

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Friday, November 25, 2016

There is something about 500 people in a room singing Christmas songs together that can send shivers down one's back... The Spirit of Christmas was definitely present, and palpable!

There is something about 500 people in a room singing Christmas songs together that can send shivers down one’s back… The Spirit of Christmas was definitely present, and palpable!

Hands of Hope food drive. Royal Lepage’s 4th annual Hands of Hope food drive will be held on Sunday, starting at 2pm. 12 teams of 10 volunteers will fan out across town, collecting donations of non-perishable food & new toys for the Nicola Valley Food Bank’s Christmas hamper program…

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Last chance to see the latest exhibition of Joel Reid's paintings - at the Courthouse Art Gallery.

Last chance to see the latest exhibition of Joel Reid’s paintings — at the Courthouse Art Gallery.

City to champion community theatre. Last night, City council voted to apply under the Special Circumstances category of the Rural Dividend Fund in the amount of $3.2 million dollars for the construction of the community theatre, and partner with the NV Community Theatre Society on the application…

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Merritt, BC

Last week was still colourful, despite the first snow.

Christmas tree light-up @ Spirit Sq. This evening, Nov. 21, 6pm at Spirit Square. Bring mittens or socks to hang on the community Christmas tree (to be donated to those in need)…

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Merritt, BC

Suddenly winter! The mild weather had lasted so long that various flowers had begun to re-bloom. Well, winter seems to be really here, now!

MMIW fundraiser. Tomorrow at NVIT, an event (with several components) will be held to raise awareness of Murdered & Missing Indigenous Women…

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