Wednesday, May 4, 2016

After more than a solid week of lilacs in full fabulous bloom, they are beginning to fade. But there are varieties still to come! No wonder houses are selling like hotcakes in Merritt — it's lilac season! (This may or may not be the last lilac collage of the year...can't promise either way. KL)

After more than a solid week of lilacs in full fabulous bloom, they early lilac varieties are beginning to fade. But there are more still to come! No wonder houses are selling like hotcakes in Merritt — this is an amazing lilac season! (This may or may not be the last lilac collage of the year…can’t promise either way. KL)

Rural BC NDP conference. It’s down to the crunch to register: this Friday & Saturday is the NDP’s Southern Interior Regional Council Initiative “Win Rural BC – Win British Columbia! Rural BC Road-Map to Victory Conference” at the Civic Centre, hosted by Fraser-Nicola NDP Financial Agent Harry Lali…

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Monday, May 2, 2016

Never a lack of things to do on a Saturday or Sunday. Jacinta Cormier at Trinity United Church, spectacular arrowleaf balsamroot above the Bench, and a pop-up vintage shop.

Never a lack of things to do on a Saturday or Sunday. Jacinta Cormier at Trinity United Church, spectacular arrowleaf balsamroot above the Bench, and a pop-up vintage shop.

Watering restrictions. Watering restrictions are now in effect until September 30. No sprinklers (including soaker hoses) may be used outside of the listed hours…

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Friday, April 29, 2016

Lilac Conspiracy window dressing at the corner of Garcia & Granite. This is one of the best lilac years EVER!!

Lilac Conspiracy window dressing at the corner of Garcia & Granite. This is one of the best lilac years EVER!!

Jacinta Cormier in concert. Jacinta returns to Merritt — she did a Halloween gig at Nicola Meadows, where she was a huge hit — Sun., May 1, at Trinity United Church. Doors at 6pm, concert starts at 6:30pm. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children 12 & under, available at Black’s & Baillie House. Jacinta is versatile & down-to-earth, and will do a couple songs with the Merritt Childrens/Youth Choir…

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Vapour trail: Kamloops to Vancouver.

Vapour trail: Kamloops to Vancouver.

High water on Nicola Lake & River. The public is asked to be cautious and prepare for localized flooding as water levels in Nicola Lake, Nicola River & surrounding streams increase, due to rapid snowmelt & recent high temperatures…

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Monday, April 25, 2016

 

A mini hail storm hit all the flowering trees, but with minimal damage compared to last May's hail that damaged rooves all over town and stripped all the flowers from the trees.

A hail & rain storm hit hard Friday afternoon, but with minimal damage compared to last May’s hail that damaged roofs all over town and stripped all the flowers from the trees.

The power of buying local. Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 26, 1:30-3pm in the Community Room at City Hall, the Chamber of Commerce & Community Futures Nicola Valley present a webinar on the power of buying local…

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Check out the Lilac Conspiracy window display at the corner of Garcia & Granite, or lilacconspiracy.wordpress.com    Working toward lilac awareness in the Nicola Valley.

Check out the Lilac Conspiracy window display at the corner of Garcia & Granite, or lilacconspiracy.wordpress.com Working toward lilac awareness in the Nicola Valley!

Lilac season is two weeks early! And what a beautiful crop this year! Lilac time, Merritt is at its best — in full flower. The heritage lilacs are spectacular this year (on a 2-year cycle), and each year the Bill Vander Zalm lilacs fill out more…

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Arrowleaf balsamroot, native to the ponderosa-strewn grassland hills, are dotting the local hillsides.

Arrowleaf balsamroot, native to the ponderosa-strewn grassland hills, are dotting the local hillsides.

Update on hosting a refugee family. After a first info session on the feasibility of hosting a Syrian family, organizers have now been asked to look into the possibility of finding accommodation for a government-sponsored refugee family…

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