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While there have been reports of gangs and drugs causing problems in the City of Merritt, solutions lie within the system. Merritt Mayor Susan Roline says the City can't foot the bill for the problem. Roline says too often the police build a case and it will be thrown out of the courts due to a technicality. She says it's a very challenging situation for both police and council.
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The next regular meeting of Merritt City Council isn't until next Tuesday, November 9. However, City Deputy Clerk Carole Fraser says they will meet in a Committee of the Whole format tomorrow night with a presentation of the updated City Centre Plan from Merritt's City Centre Board. That meeting tomorrow, which will be held in the Council Chambers in City Hall, gets under way at 5:30pm. The general public, as always, is invited to attend.
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The Merritt Centennials closed out their three-game weekend on a sour note with a 3-1 loss in Prince George yesterday. Dustin Lebrun had the lone goal for Merritt, which garnered two of a possible six points in three weekend games. The Cents now have a four game homestand ahead of them, starting Friday against Vernon.
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The Merritt Centennials have points in seven of their last nine games after a 3-2 loss in double overtime to open a three game weekend tonight in Prince George. The Cents trailed 2-0 going into the third period before Max Vallis and Regan Soquila scored in a 3:16 span to send the game to overtime. Nic DeSousa had the winner for PG at 2:52 of the second overtime period. Lino Chimienti made 23 saves in goal for Merritt while Alex Wright kicked out 33 shots for the Spruce Kings. The Centennials next game is tomorrow night in Quesnel. Our Q101 broadcast starts with the pre-game show at 7 o'clock.
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A good number of Merritt residents made it to a four hour open house to discuss power last night. City Councilor Dave Baker says Hydro put on a good session to address the growing demand for electricity in the Merritt area. BC Hydro is upgrading the local transmission system and is looking at a number of options.
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