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Merritt Golf and Country Club fully won't be fully open for a while yet.

Head Professional Sydney Van Rensburg says they are hoping that after having half of the course closed for over a month because of flooding, they will be able to open at least seven holes by the middle of next week.

Van Rensburg says they are working like crazy to get the course playable again, as the closure is having a huge effect on their bottom line.

"Some of our bigger tournaments have either been cancelled, or postponed. Then of course we don't have revenue from green fees, we are seeing nothing in the pro shop, and our members, who have paid their dues, aren't able to get out. It's causing huge issues for sure."

Van Rensburg confirms the first four holes at the Merritt Golf and Country Club remain open, while crews continue to work to clear water and fix damage from flooding.

Facebook scam targeting the Rotary Club of Merritt.

President Marlene Jones says the "Rotary Club of Merritt" Facebook page has been cloned, and warns residents not to accept a friend request from the page.

"They clone a page that you would maybe trust. Then they push out friend requests, and you friend it again. Then they leave it for a bit, and after a while contact you and ask for money."

Jones is making it clear, the Rotary Club of Merritt will never solicit money through Facebook.

MLA's have been called back to the British Columbia legislature.

Government House Leader Michael de Jong issued the following statement today.

"Today, on behalf of Premier Christy Clark, I informed the Office of the Speaker that the legislature will be recalled on Thursday, June 22, 2017."

One of the first orders of business will be a speech from the Throne.

That could lead to the fall of the Liberal government, as it is expected they will lose a confidence vote in the house after the New Democrats and Greens reached an agreement to allow the NDP to form a minority government, after the Liberals fell one seat short of the majority in the May 9th election.

Water levels continue to recede in the Nicola Valley.

In Lower Nicola, Thompson-Nicola Regional District EOC spokesperson Debbie Sell says they are looking at dismantling temporary measures put into place to prevent further flooding from Guichon Creek.

"There was a lot of temporary earthworks put in place to protect homes. Now, we are engaging with an engineer, to see how they can be removed without causing further damage. They earthworks in pace currently, were never intended to be anything more than temporary."

Sell is reminding that residents with flood damaged items can drop them off free of charge at any of the TNRD solid waste facilities until June 11th.

And, confirms says the EOC will remain active, as flooding continues from both the North and South Thompson Rivers.

Countdown to largest ever Bass Coast festival officially underway.

In exactly one month's time, as many as 4,500 people will converge on Merritt for the annual electronic music and arts festival.

With one-thousand more people attending than ever before, co-founder Liz Thomson says they have had to hire double the managers, and will have nearly 500 volunteers making sure everything goes as planned.

"It's the natural process of our growth. The main thing we invested this year was in our staff. We now have over 60 managers. We also have instituted a lot of new processes. AS we grow it's important we become more professional. With 4,500 people expected we'll see how it goes. At this point we just want to make sure the vibe created in years past continues, and if it does we will probably stay at that amount, and if not we may look at scaling back in 2018. "

The theme for this year's festival, the fifth in Merritt since moving from Squamish, is SPACE.

Thomson says managers and volunteers will begin arriving at the end of June, in order to prepare the site for the record crowd.

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