Wednesday, August 24, 2016

This local ultralight pilot has be seen buzzy around town this summer.

This local ultralight pilot has been seen buzzing around town this summer.

Turning off city sprinklers. Last Friday, the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations issued an info bulletin for the Merritt area, regarding the Coldwater River System nearing level 4, or extremely dry drought conditions. So with the prov. govt urging surface- and ground-water users within the Coldwater River system & Merritt boundaries to voluntarily reduce consumption by 30%, the City of Merritt turned off all irrigation to its parks Friday afternoon — indefinitely. The water spray park is operating as normal, flowers will still be hand-watered…

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Late summer rosehips will make a delicious feed for bears, as they forage now for their pre-winter food.

Late summer rosehips will make a delicious feed for bears, as they forage now for their pre-winter food.

Power outage. While parts of Merritt experienced a couple power flickers, yesterday evening’s storm knocked down a tree & snapped the top of a power pole on Aberdeen Rd…

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Friday, August 19, 2016

This mushroom did not survive the heat that began about a week ago. So interesting to watch it change dramatically, daily.

This mushroom did not survive the heat that began about a week ago. So interesting to watch it change dramatically, daily.

City Financial Serv. Manager gone. City of Merritt CAO Shawn Boven confirmed yesterday that Ben Currie is no longer an employee of the City…

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The moon from the Nicola Valley, pushed past the 18x zoom into the digital zoom on just a small Nikon Coolpix camera… amazingly you can see the craters! Aristarchus, Kepler, Copernicus, Tyco. But there are other features, too. Check out en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_lunar_features

ASK Wellness open house. Ask Wellness Society will open their doors to the public at their new location (2196 Quilchena Ave.) today, Wednesday, Aug 17, 1-3pm. Everyone is invited. They want to give the community a better idea of what they do, and the services they provide. Their new offices will give them more space for clients and staff. And they will be able to expand their programming and provide more privacy for clients…

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Another great vintage sale weekend in the Nicola Valley. Lots of creative people finding/making lots of great stuff!

Another great vintage sale weekend in the Nicola Valley. Lots of creative people finding/making lots of great stuff!

Giant garage sale final day TODAY! This is the final day for the Fall Fair’s giant garage sale. $2 admission, then take what you want! Same hours as on Sundays: 10am-2pm at the Fall Fair building on Lindley Creek Rd…

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Art Walk artists & organizers attended the wrap-up party last evening, at the lovely home of Diane Kiernan, who passed away last year, and to whom the art walk was dedicated. Diane’s daughter Stephanie was a gracious host and opened the house to visitors, a private gallery setting for Diane’s accomplished paintings. Last day to catch the art in their venues is Saturday.

City seeking committee members. The City of Merritt is seeking 3 members of the public to sit on their Environment Select Committee, and 4 to sit on their Social Planning Select Committee. To date, only 2 people have applied…

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Lots of natural drama lately, and scientists acknowledge that more extreme weather will become the new normal, with climate change.

Lots of natural drama lately, and scientists acknowledge that more extreme weather will become the new normal, with climate change.

2nd annual Community Carnival Friday, August 12, 10am-2pm (it’s International Youth Day, too). The carnival will be held on Granite Ave, by Spirit Square. There will be live entertainment, food vendors, games & activities for children. Sponsored by Success by Six, City of Merritt & NV Early Years Cooperative. FMI contact fpeat@merritt.ca

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