Friday, July 22, 2016

Fairley non-shaded park, if you ask me! Just as the heat sets in, the shade trees at Fairley Park got the 'full shave'.

Fairley non-shaded park, if you ask me… Just as the heat is about to set in, the shade trees at Fairley Park got the ‘full shave’.

Hockey Hall of Fame induction tonight! The BC Hockey Hall of Fame announced its 2016 inductees early in January — and the annual induction celebration takes place this evening at the South Okanagan Event Centre in Penticton. Our own Brian Barrett, along with Brendan Morrison, John Grisdale, Murray Baron, Pat O’Neill, and 1989-99 RBC Canadian Jr. Champions Vernon Vipers will join the ranks of BC hockey greats…

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Pot in the flower pots at Granite & Garcia. These ‘volunteers’ didn’t last long after this photo was taken Sunday evening. Monday morning, only little divets where the roots were pulled up…

Pot in the flower pots at Granite & Garcia. These ‘volunteers’ didn’t last long after this photo was taken Sunday evening. Monday morning, only little divets where the roots were pulled up…

Update: Refugee sponsorship. Local Rotarians and others who have joined them in efforts to sponsor a refugee family report that they have now been matched with a family, through the Family Links Initiative…

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Monday, July 18, 2016

The Sagebrush Golf Club donated the course for the Centennials annual event. Dramatic backdrop with all the 'weather' around.

Sagebrush Golf Club donated the course for the Centennials’ second annual golf tournament fundraiser on the weekend. Photos: T. Dean

Centennials golf tournament fundraiser. Not so bad a day after all for the 35 teams of 4 golfers who enjoyed a round at Sagebrush on Saturday, in aid of the Merritt Centennials. Thunderstorms all around stayed at bay, and the sun finally poked out during the prize presentations & dinner. Organizers raised close to $30,000 towards the Centennials’ upcoming season…

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Perennial purple bell flowers in full swing - early like everything this growing season.

Perennial purple bell flowers in full swing – early like everything this growing season.

Honour House fundraisers. Leanne Dynneson is raising funds for Honour House. She will hold a BBQ at Save-On-Foods on Saturday, July 16,11am-1pm. This will be kid friendly event with prizes and an ambulance, firetruck and police cruiser will be present. Hot dogs, pop/juice, freezies for sale. The second event is on July 22, a Baron of Beef dinner at the Coldwater Hotel 5-8pm, with loonie auction and 50/50. $15 per ticket, contact Leanne 315-3635…

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The Mirror Vintage sidewalk & pop-up sale moved it inside last Saturday morning because of the rain. But spirits remained undaunted with another exciting shopping opportunity!

The Mirror Vintage Sidewalk & Pop-up Sale moved it inside last Saturday morning because of the rain. But spirits remained undaunted with another exciting shopping opportunity!

NV Fish & Game Club Update: Public fishing affair. The issue has quietly faded away — about the Nicola Valley Fish & Game Club’s encounters with the Merritt RCMP (in December, NVF&GC members were charged with mischief for fishing on Corbett Lake, and in February a judge threw out the charges, for lack of evidence from Crown Council, and by extension the RCMP)…

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Monday, July 11, 2016

Cassandra Dolen is a prolic artist, and opened a new exhibition of walnut oil paintings on Friday at Brambles.

Cassandra Dolen is a prolific artist, and opened a new exhibition of walnut oil paintings on Friday at Brambles.

Silver for midget lacrosse @ Provincials Nicola Valley Thunder Lacrosse Midget B team was a perfect 4-0 for the weekend, and ended up facing Shuswap for the gold yesterday at the BCLA Midget Box Lacrosse Provincial Championships in Coquitlam. It was sooooo close: 3-4, gold for Shuswap, silver for Nicola Valley…

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Friday, July 8, 2016

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Bass Coast is golden This year, with a sold-out event, the gold-themed party started early as 1000 early-arrivers descended onto the festival site yesterday. Gourmet food trucks & vendors were open for business last evening even as organizers and artists put on the last 30% of finishing touches. Light & sound will make magic in the beautiful aspen copse along the Coldwater River, again, for the fourth year of Bass Coast…

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