Merritt Youth and Family Resource Society filing development variance for new home.
Executive director Lenora Fletcher confirms a development variance for the new building they are a planning at 1914 Quilchena Ave has been filed with the City of Merritt and will go for first reading at the July 24th regular meeting of Council.
The current design has seven parking spaces, instead of the 13 needed according to the city's bylaws.
"I'm of the belief it will pass. And, they are already beginning the process for setting up the setting up the modular. so, that way when the lot is ready, the modular will be brought in and set up in one day most likely."
The Merritt Youth and Family Resource Society has received over $500,000 in provincial grants to help construct their new home.
Delayed more than a year due to issues with the design, Fletcher is hopeful their it can be ready in September.
No growth reported overnight on the wildfire burning at Pike Mountain.
Kamloops Fire Centre information officer Marla Catherill says the fire that sparked yesterday afternoon between Merritt and Princeton continues to be measured at seven hectares.
BC Wildfire Service crews remain on scene today, with 46 firefighters, an air tanker and multiple helicopters on scene actioning the fire.
"Fire origin and cause officers are on scene investigating today as well. It's believed to be human caused, but they are looking to confirm that."
This is the 26th wildfire recorded in the Merritt Fire Zone since April 1st.
The Fire Danger Rating in the area remains at EXTREME.