Spayam Developments, NVISA and NVIDC assets being consolidated to help maximize benefits.
All three own real estate and other assets, and NVIDC's Donna Robin says consolidating them into a limited partnership will maximize the financial benefits for the five First Nation bands in the area that share interest in them.
A vote will be held tonight to make the move official.
"The three entities all belong to the five Nicola Valley bands. We have been working for many years to get this done. By consolidating the three organizations, it will maximize the benefits the bands get, and form a single board of directors."
Each of the five Nicola Valley bands will own 20% of the new limited partnership.
Merritt RCMP asking for assistance locating runaway youth.
Cst Tracy Dunsmore says 15-year-old Taylor Shackelly was last seen in Merritt yesterday afternoon and is said to have advised family she was headed to Toronto.
"There was an hour between the time she was last seen and noticed missing. We don't believe she has walked away from town. She likely got a ride or was picked up and it was planned. So, we are looking for anyone that might have information."
Shackelly is about 5’3, 100 lbs, has long dark hair and brown eyes, and was said to have left with a dark green backpack.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Merritt RCMP or Crime Stoppers.