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The nominations are in and there's an election set for November 19.

Chief Election Officer Carole Fraser confirmed the list of municipal candidates after Friday's 4pm deadline.

Candidates for Mayor are incumbent Susan Roline and former Mayor Bob Baird.

Councilor candidates include incumbents Harry Kroeker, Dave Baker, Mike Goetz, Shelley Sanders and Alastair Murdoch. Other names on the ballot include former Mayor Clara Norgaard, Jack Polmans, Larry Petrie, Harvey Keys and Norm Brigden.

Five candidates are in the running for School District 58 Trustee. They are incumbents Gordon Swan and Richie Gage, plus Marguerite Kempin, Anthony Broman and Tim Kroeker.

There are three candidates for rural trustee. They are incumbent Troy Hunter, former Mayor David Laird, and Stuart Jackson.

In T-N-R-D area "M" the candidates are incumbent Randy Murray, Rick Isbister and Jon Galbraith.

Herb Graham is uncontested in T-N-R-D area "N" and is re-elected by acclamation.

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The Merritt Centennials moved into a three-way tie with Prince George and Westside for third place in the B-C-H-L's Interior Conference with a 4-3 win over Chilliwack in double overtime yesterday afternoon.

Silvan Harper scored the winner for Merritt at 1:19 of the second O-T session. Brent Fletcher, Regan Soquila and Brandon Pfeil also scored for the Cents.

Tyler Steel kicked out 33 Chilliwack shots to get his third win of the season.

Merritt's now won three in a row, has points in four straight and five of its last seven.

The Centennials next action is this Friday at home against the Surrey Eagles.

Elsewhere in the B-C-H-L yesterday, Victoria rode a five-goal first period to a 5-4 win over Nanaimo.

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A substantial sum of money has been allocated by the TNRD for waterworks funding this week.

Area "M" TNRD Director Randy Murray says 85-thousand dollars from the Federal Gas Tax Community Works Fund will be used to upgrade the Carrington Loop Line, which consists of the installation of 870 metres of waterline which will loop two dead end lines.

Murray says basically it will improve water pressure, water quality and will help reduce service interruptions in the Lower Nicola Area.

The Lower Nicola Waterworks District originally approached the TNRD abut funding assistance under the Gas Tax, as it will help improve water quality.

To date, the TNRD has approved 2.6-million dollars for 57 projects under the Fund.

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Defencemen provided most of the scoring as the Merritt Centennials dumped their six game winless streak with a convincing 4-1 win over Powell River last night.

Blueliners Brandon File, Reece Willcox and Ross Mancuso all scored for the Cents.

For Mancuso, it was his first career B-C-H-L marker, while File's goal moved him into top spot in scoring among defencemen in the B-C-H-L.

Lino Keemienti notched his first win in five starts for Merritt, making 22 saves.

The Cents went 1-for-1 on the power play while keeping the Kings to 0-for-3 with the man advantage.

Merritt's back at it tonight against Salmon Arm as it plays three games in four days.

Our Q101 broadcast hits the air at 7 o'clock with the pre-game show.

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Economic Development continues to be a major part of the mandate for Community Futures in Merritt.

Rob Miller says that he is proposing a community visioning summit.

In a news release yesterday from Community Futures, they stated that the City of Merritt's move to in-house economic development after a ten year contract with CF is exciting for the community.

And the release says CF will continue to collaborate on developing and implementing opportunities with the city and key stakeholders like the Chamber of Commerce, First Nations and the business community.

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