Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Merritt & Nicola Valley

Quilchena, BC

Public input sought for Merritt’s AAC. The provincial government is looking for feedback on their discussion paper regarding the allowable annual cut for the Merrit Timber Supply area. Merritt, Princeton, Tulameen, Brookmere, Missezula Lake, Douglas Lake, Lower Nicola, Osprey Lake and Allison Lake are all included in the region and account for 1.13 million hectares, with approximately 600,000 hectares available for timber harvesting.

Read full issue Merritt Morning Market 2754 – July 29

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Merritt BC

Seeing the sights after the rain!

Hip hop teacher Jake Evans coming to town. Jake Evans, originally from Halifax, will be instructing the urban segment of the 2015 Summer Dance camp.

Read full issue Merritt Morning Market 2753 – July 27

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Merritt, BC
Quilchena hollyhocks

Tolko osprey nest knocked down. Last week, a Merritt woman witnessed the destruction of an active osprey nest, at the edge of the Tolko yard, toppled by an employee in a piece of large equipment…

Read full issue Merritt Morning Market 2752 – July 24

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Merritt BC

Our drought indicator was moved up to Level 4, just one week after hitting Level 3. This is the first season the marker has been moved from ‘Normal’ since the sign was installed in 2011. Merritt’s was the first drought sign to be erected in the province.

Level 4 drought rating & angling suspension. With the continuing dry conditions, the BC govt has announced a Level 4 drought rating for the Nicola Region. At Level 4, conditions are ‘extremely dry’.

Read full issue Merritt Morning Market 2751 – July 22

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Monday, July 20, 2015

hamilton hill fire

Friday’s grass fire on Hamilton Hill, as seen from Granite Ave.

Hamilton Hill wildfire. The Rank 2 wildfire Friday on Hamilton Hill had grown to 45 hectares in size by the time it got to mop-up stage, according to http://www.bcwildfire.ca.

Read full issue Merritt Morning Market 2750 – July 20

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Friday, July 18, 2015

Merritt, BC

Fireweed!

Quilchena Avenue rail bed lands. Last year, the City of Merritt purchased nearly 3 acres of land from CP Rail, that parallel Quilchena Ave. east of Main St. The primary reason is to extend Cleasby St. and provide better north-south traffic flow on the west side of town.

Read full issue Merritt Morning Market 2749 – July 17

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Nicola Lake, last week, after the smoke cleared.

Nicola Lake, last week, after the smoke cleared.

More watering restrictions due to drought. In the wake of the provincial government’s declaring a ‘level 3’ drought for most of the Southern Interior, City Council has decided to further restrict sprinklering in Merritt.

Read full issue Merritt Morning Market 2748 – July 15

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