Friday, February 12, 2016

Merritt, BC

Raven’s vantage point has been upgraded. Poles have recently been teched-up for Telus’ fibre optics.

In memory of Milly. At this week’s council meeting, City Council voted to install 2 picnic tables at the parking lot area used by the Farmer’s Market, for all to enjoy…

Read full issue Merritt Morning Market 2825 – Feb 12

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Mid-winter sky

Mid-winter sky

Valentine’s Craft sale & baron of beef lunch. This Saturday Feb 13, there will be an arts & crafts sale, bake sale & deluxe baron of beef lunch at Shulus Hall 10am-5pm…

Read full issue Merritt Morning Market 2824 – Feb 10

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Early spring on the Coldwater River

Early spring on the Coldwater River

Finally, mid winter. Earlier this week was Groundhod Day (and in our part of the country, anyway, there will NOT be another 6 weeks of winter!!). Family Day is our new mid-winter break. And of course Chinese New Year — Year of the Fire (or Red) Monkey — is on the same day, Feb 8… the second new moon after the winter solstice. There’s Mardi Gras on Feb 9th, then Valentine’s Day wraps up mid-winter…

Read full issue Merritt Morning Market 2823 – Feb 5

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

This car was parked downtown a couple weeks ago… looks like it needed some - auto parts, that is.

This car was parked downtown a couple weeks ago… looks like it needed some — auto parts, that is.

NVIT receives award. NVIT recently received the Colleges and Institutes Canada’s silver award for excellence in Aboriginal education. “Indigenous education is what we do,” says president Ken Tourand, pointing to its First Nations board of governors, Elders Council, and the fact that 80% of its students are Aboriginal…

Read full issue Merritt Morning Market 2822 – Feb 3

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Monday, February 1, 2016

 

Huge turnout to Saturday’s Friends of the Nicola Valley fundraiser & 1st anniversary event. A hand drum was made in honour of Millie ‘Warrior Woman’ Mitchell and presesnted to her family. Above, Millie’s friend Harry Lali accepted on behalf of Millie’s family.

Huge turnout to Saturday’s Friends of the Nicola Valley fundraiser & 1st anniversary event. A hand drum was made in honour of Millie ‘Warrior Woman’ Mitchell and presesnted to her family. Above, Millie’s friend Harry Lali accepted on behalf of Millie’s family.

Coldwater Band’s suit against Kinder-Morgan. The Tyee published a great article & video with Chief Lee Spahan, after Coldwater representatives testified at the NEB hearing, urging a rejection of the expansion pipeline… It’s a very interesting read, check it out at:  thetyee.ca/News/2016/01/27/ Aboriginal-Rights-Pipeline-Deal/

Read full issue Merritt Morning Market 2821 – Feb 1

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Friday, January 29, 2016

 

Coming up rainbows!

Coming up rainbows!

Looking for owners of war medal. After nearly 25 years, a woman in possession of a belt buckle war medal inscribed with the name of ‘William Forbes’ has begun her search for the rightful inheritors…

Read full issue  Merritt Morning Market 2820 – Jan 29

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Big fat crystals clung to every branch in the valley, after last weekend's frozen fog.

Big fat crystals clung to every branch in the valley, after last weekend’s frozen fog.

Baillie House is the most welcoming. September through December 2015 was the last quarter of the Baillie House’s busiest year in their 11-year history as Merritt’s visitor info booth. In that period, they hosted nearly 6400 visitors. That’s up 14% over 2014…

Read full issue Merritt Morning Market 2819 – Jan 27

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