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You don't need a permit, but you do have to watch where you do it. Merritt Bylaw Enforcement Officer Marguerite Kempin says fireworks cannot be let off in public places. Kempin says it's possible permission will be given from City Hall to set fireworks off away from your own properties, but you can only until November 1. After that, fireworks will again be banned within City limits.
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After last week's warnings, it shouldn't be too big of a surprise, it is snowing on some sections of the Coquihalla Highway system this morning. Jim Steele of Environment Canada says once the snow hits, winter will dig in its' icy heels. Again, there's snow falling on sections of the Coquihalla Highway, so make sure the snow tires are on.
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The Merritt City Councilor whose bid to ban plastic bags has so far been unsuccessful stated yesterday her intentions to continue the fight. Nadia Hunter says it's been on the back burner long enough. Councilor Hunter adds that she intends to bring it back to Council in the near future after an Ontario MP introduced a private members bill to ban plastic bags across Canada.
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Merritt is on the NavCan weather map with weather cams now up and operational. Merritt Mayor Susan Roline says there's two cameras at Sanders Field. Roline adds that the Merritt Flying Club will be updating their website so people will again be able to go there for weather updates as well.
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When Merritt City Council meets tonight it'll be a fairly light agenda. City Clerk Carole Fraser says there are no delegations expected. Fraser says there will be a number of items for information in the way of correspondence before the meeting adjourns. Tonight's session gets underway at 7 o'clock in the City Hall Council Chambers.
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