Friday, October 31, 2014

Nicola Valley, land of rainbows

Haunted House. The Haunted Yard on 1920 Hill St. is extra spooky this year and invites trick or treaters to come check out the festivities on Halloween Night. If you’re feeling extra spooky, bring a food bank donation and get an extra SPOOK!!

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

toward windy canyon

Looking south towards Windy Canyon, across Voght Park.

Get involved in Country Christmas. Step up and get involved. Country Christmas needs volunteers for this year’s event. Some duties are traffic control, crowd control during the parade, ushering at the Community Concert. If you want to help, contact Sharon 378-6158, tedwards@telus.net, or fill in a Volunteer Application Form available at Baillie House or Community Futures.

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Monday, October 27, 2014

dylan eustache montage-flat-long

Photos, except middle right, by pilot & former Merrittonian Dylan Todd. Roswell, New Mexico, with Alan Eustace’s free-fall world record

Candlelight vigil for the 2 military men killed last week. Citizens of Merritt are invited to a candle light vigil at the Cenetaph on Tuesday 6pm, in honour of Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and Cpl. Nathan Crillio. …

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Friday, October 24, 2014

baillie house planter box

Historic Baillie House will hold its fall garage sale for at least the next week. Then volunteers launch into pre-Christmas mode.

Centennials raffle — Chance to win $50G. It’s a major fundraiser for the Merritt Centennials­­, and there are still 3 chances to win the Early Bird prizes of $1000 each. Then on December 13, the final draw for the grand prize: $50,000.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Hillside above Nicola Lake

Hillside above Nicola Lake

Asphalt plants written out of M2. At last week’s council meeting to finalize the zoning bylaw re-vamp, City Council voted to remove “processing of asphalt” as a permitted use from the current M2 heavy industrial zoning. The discussion came out of a question posed to the CAO, specifically in regards to the lot on Midday Valley Rd., owned by Peters Bros.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Kuyper Ranch cowboys & cowgirls were busy in the hills rounding up cattle over the weekend. Photos: Bette Shippam

Kuyper Ranch cowboys & cowgirls were busy in the hills rounding up cattle over the weekend. Photos: Bette Shippam

Country Christmas gears up. The Country Christmas Committee is looking for people — individuals or a group — to create the Santa Float for the Light-up Parade.  If you & your group want to get involved, this could be your chance. Materials are provided. FMI, Sharon 378-6158, tedwards@telus.net, or Mavis 378-5552, j.m.polmans@shaw.ca

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Pius at the Merritt Library in October 2013, during the launch of his book, a retrospective of his body of sculpture work.

Pius at the Merritt Library in October 2013, during the launch of his book, a retrospective of his body of sculpture work.

Pius Chong honoured in Singapore. Sculptor & Nicola Valley resident Chong Fah Cheong (Pius), along with 2 other “distinguished arts practitioners”, received the Cultural Medallion from President Tony Tan Keng Yam at a ceremony in the presidential palace in Singapore last evening…

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