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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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

baillie house clothesline

Yard sale on at historic Baillie House until the end of October during their regular winter hours

Air quality forum .Meet and hear from BC air quality & health experts on Friday, October 17, 6:30 -8:30pm at the Civic Centre, during a free public forum on Merritt pollution & public health issues, hosted by the BC Lung Assoc. A panel of air pollution and health experts will address the key sources of local pollutants (e.g. wood smoke, forest fires and more); speak about how our transportation system effects public health; and discuss how individuals and communities can better manage local air quality. Got a question you would like the experts to address? Email info@bc.lung.ca then attend the forum at the Civic Centre. FMI Richie 378-6266.

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Friday, October 10, 2014

fall maple tree

Lone maple tree in Voght Park shows its Fall colours

Municipal elections. Finalized candidate lists will be available later today at http://www.civicinfo.bc.ca   under “ELECTIONS 2014” on right-hand side of the screen. Then navigate to Merritt, TNRD & School District 58.

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

jay at 378Custom boards, cool design @ 378. Jay Loeppky, of 378 Board Shop on Quilchena Ave., showed me this year’s custom skateboards. He’s been designing boards for his shop for the past 9 years. He’s worked for several years with the Quebec board manufacturers, and together they’ve developed a colourful, cool, state-of-the-art product.

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Monday, October 6, 2014

Granite Ave., near Spirit Square, was where the ceremonial start of the Pacific Forest Rally was held.

Granite Ave., near Spirit Square, was where the ceremonial start of the Pacific Forest Rally was held, late Friday afternoon.

Metis Association meeting. The Nicola Valley & District Metis Association will meet today, Monday Oct 7pm at Espresso Etc. New members always welcome.

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Friday, October 3, 2014

Trailblazing. Thurs. Sept 25 at about 7am, 2 adult deer & 3 fawns sauntered through the downtown core: though the crosswalk outside Royal Bank, and along Garcia, likely towards the Nicola River.

  Trailblazing. Thurs. Sept 25 at about 7am, 2 adult deer & 3 fawns sauntered through the downtown core: though the crosswalk outside Royal Bank, and along Garcia, likely towards the Nicola River. (from video captured by Albert Shuter)

Pacific Forest Rally. The 2014 Pacific Forest Rally celebrates its 37th anniversary in BC, and 12th year held in Merritt. The event has an economic impact of approximately $250,000 to the Nicola Valley area and is considered the premiere rally event in Western Canada, with more than 30 rally teams, 100 volunteers, 50 VIPs, and many spectators. This year, organizers say it’s the best-attended year, yet.

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