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Kamloops RCMP are leading the investigation into the disappearance of two employees of West Coast Amusements who failed to report in after leaving Kamloops for Vancouver.

Corporal Art Babbin says that right now a police helicopter is flying over the Coquihalla Highway looking for a large truck and trailer that may have gone off the road.

The two men in the missing vehicle are 28 and 27 years old. They were heading home from the Inter-Provincial Exhibition in Armstrong.

(With files from CHNL)

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Junior 'B' hockey is coming to the Lower Nicola Community Arena this Saturday as the Kamloops Storm meet the Kelowna Chiefs in a Kootenay International Junior Hockey League exhibition game.

The puck drops at 4 o'clock and admission is just five dollars.

Merritt's Briar McNaney will be playing for Kamloops.

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Fire department crews from Lower Nicola and Merritt joined Ministry of Forests air and ground crews in containing a grass fire west of Merritt yesterday.

The fire just off of Highway 8 along Spring Road at Shackan was reported shortly after one o'clock yesterday and was contained by late afternoon.

No structures were reportedly damaged by the fire.

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After being closed for approximately three months, the Zopkios Brake Check on the Coquihalla Highway between Merritt and Hope is open.

A 1.4-million-dollar upgrade has improved the thoroughfare, making driving safer for commercial trucks and passenger vehicles.

Commercial trucks traveling southbound along Highway 5 at Zopkios are required to conduct a brake check before proceeding back onto the Coquihalla and down Snowshed Hill.

Due to damage caused by a harsh winter and a wet spring, the surface of the brake check lane was in rough condition, generating numerous complaints from the trucking industry in particular.

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As the issue of smart meters remains up in the air for the City of Merritt, no community is bound to accept them.

Merritt Mayor Susan Roline says if Council decides to, the City could put a moratorium on them until there's more information.

Roline says if there is an issue with radio wave frequencies or radiation as some people are concerned about, they can be addressed.

City Council will gather more information on Smart Meters during the Union of B-C Municipalities Convention later this month in Vancouver.

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