Minister of Citizens Services suggesting a regional partnership is needed to keep visitor services at Exit 286.
City of Merritt officials met with Jinny Sims at last month's UBCM to see if the pending closure of the Merritt Visitor Centre could be reconsidered.
While she couldn’t meet with them again during her visit to the city on Friday, Sims suggests a regional partnership could be a way to keep the doors open.
"The cost of sharing the fee, is so much less. Then you are only paying small amounts per community, where as if you are doing the whole amount the costs can be prohibitive."
The Merritt Visitor Centre at Exit 286 is set to close January 12, 2018, and following that will initially be run out of the Baillie House.