Milkweed is coming into full bloom along Hwy 8 between Merritt & Shulus. In past years, Dept of Hwys tried to eradicate milkweed, now it is touted as the best attractant for Monarch butterflies.

To observe Canada Day, no Merritt Morning Market until Monday, Juy 5.

Merritt has highest illicit drug toxicity death rate. With 6 deaths due to illicit drug toxicity in 2021, Merritt’s illicit drug toxicity death rate (per 100,000 person-years) is the highest in the province — 133.4…

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