The BC Lung Association is set to send out it's annual Christmas Seal Campaign packages.
Association Director Richie Gage of Merritt says it's a mail-in fundraiser where people are asked to return their donations to Vancouver, but a substantial amount is returned from there to Merritt.
Gage says he's hoping people will get their donations in before Christmas, but adds that the campaign accepts donations until the end of January.
Tolko Industries has found success with two major lumber contracts with China National Building Materials.
Okanagan Coquihalla M-P Stockwell Day, President of the Treasury Board and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, says that trade with China continues to grow on all wood products.
Day says finished wood products have seen very encouraging growth.
And adds that some of the wood affected by the pine beetle is also being shipped to China in significant quantities.