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Youngsters are beginning to torque up for Halloween still nearly a week away. Police are issuing the safety warnings to watch for the youngsters and one concern remains that parents should go through things before letting the youngsters dive in. RCMP Constable Tracy Dunsmore says usually foods are now packaged, which police prefer people to hand out.
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Literacy Merritt will be taking their successful Computer Literacy for Seniors course out to the seniors through a new program called Seniors Connected. Lynda Etchart, Office Manager for Merritt Youth and Family Resources Society says a cook book called A Taste of the Valley will be researched and published through this project, which she says is exciting. Etchart says there was a similar project in Merritt years ago, collecting recipes and compiling them for future generations. She says it's important to document the stories of our past and present community members and what brought them and their families to the Valley. A Seniors Coordinator will be hired and a seniors group called GRACE will be formed to undertake the project.
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The identities of the mother and daughter killed in the tragic single vehicle crash near Clearwater on Thursday have been released. 33 month old Kiara was killed instantly while her mother, 21 year old Kirsty Elizabeth Mattice died a day later at Royal Inland Hospital. Mattice was originally from Merritt, but now lived in Kamloops.
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The Merritt Centennials bounced back from Friday's 5-0 loss to Powell River with a 5-3 win in Westside. Jeff Jones led the charge with a goal and two assists. David Sabey had a goal and an assist while Max Vallis chipped in with two assists. Tyler Steel made 39 saves for his second win of the season. The Cents next game is this afternoon at 2 pm. Q101's pre-game show starts at 1:30 pm.
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Merritt's Mayor is encouraging residents to continue reducing their waste and stay on board when it comes to watching our environment.

Susan Roline says even though she encourages people to be on board for Waste Reduction Week, underway until Sunday, people are generally quite aware.

Waste Reduction week is Canada wide and promoted heavily in this area by the Thompson Nicola Regional District.

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