Friday, July 29, 2016

Spirit of Country Music. Fred Tober & his hand-crafted ode-to-country vehicle have been seen in town a few times this summer. That is truly living the life!

Spirit of Country Music. Fred Tober & his hand-crafted ode-to-country vehicle have been seen in town a few times this summer. This is truly living the life!

Welcome music festers! The town started to fill up yesterday, with country music fans, as the 2nd year of the Merritt Rockin’ River Fest started. Last night, locals were invited to check it all out, and organizer Kenny Hess said he expected 6000-7000 people on site. Full festival tickets are still available online… and there’s lots to do downtown this weekend too! Have a great weekend…

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The Friends' Pop Up Shop has re-imagined itself at the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. Stop in for hand-made, vintage, art & decor items.

The Friends’ Pop Up Shop has re-grouped for the rest of the summer at the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. Stop in for hand-made, vintage, art & decor items.

Happy trails, Elizabeth. And with what seems a blink of an eye, 26 years have passed! It was in 1990 that Elizabeth Salomon-de-Friedberg moved to Merritt to take a job at the newly formed Community Futures, after studying economic development at university. Between then and now — as she departs the Nicola Valley this week for the softer climes of Vancouver Island — Elizabeth fluffed her nest and settled into the life of this community…

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Monday, July 25, 2016

summer flowers at spirit square

Spirit Square is lively & colourful with beautiful summer flowers.

Gun bust after attempted hit & run. RCMP arrested a 44-year old man and recovered 6 firearms — including a loaded handgun — after an incident on the Coquihalla near Merritt last Thursday morning. Police attending the scene found the weapons in the vehicle. The suspect is expected to face a number of charges…

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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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