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While the Cultural Mapping Program presentation last week was a positive presentation, there still seems to be some people not sure about Merritt's designation as the Country Music Capital of Canada.

Sally Elford, Assistant Planner with the Arlington Group says there's there's still some doubters.

Elford says the plan does focus on all the other elements that there are in Merritt as well.  She says the program is essentially complete.

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While the position of sonographer has been posted in efforts to find a qualified person to operate the portable ultra-sound machine at the Nicola Valley Health Care Centre, it's still only one piece of the plan to restore health care in Merritt to a higher level.

Mayor Susan Roline says there are still concerns of other services leaving.

Roline says she's even looking at forming a health care committee to take input from the community to put forward to I-H-A.

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The Merritt Pee Wee Reps took a 1-0 playoff series lead against Salmon Arm with a 4-3 win yesterday at the Shulus Arena.

Meanwhile, the Merritt Bantam Reps are up 1-0 in their opening round playoff series against Westside after a 5-2 win on Saturday.

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Merritt opens up the final week of the regular season tomorrow at home against Vernon.The Centennials had a 1-and-1 weekend after an 8-2 loss in Langley and a 3-2 overtime win against the Vipers in Vernon on Friday.

It was a five game slate in the B-C Hockey League yesterday. Among the games, Quesnel knocked off Westside 4-3 in double O-T and Penticton needed extra time to beat Prince George 4-3. The Millionaires need just one point in their last three games to eliminate P-G and claim the Interior's final playoff spot.

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The police and the courts are working to keep the drug dealers off Merritt streets.

Staff Sergeant Scott Tod of the Merritt Detachment of the R-C-M-P says the courts have been working with police to keep these and various other criminal offenders off the street.

Tod says the final year end stats are due before the end of the month when a total analysis of criminal activity over the last year in Merritt can be made.

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