City of Merritt paving the way for potential craft brewery.
An application to rezone 2190 Voght St, to accommodate a craft brewery received three readings from Council at last night's regular meeting.
Councillor David Baker likes the idea of finally having a business operating along a major corridor in the city.
"This is the third time this business owner has tried to bring something into this building. It's been sitting empty for too long. It's been donated a number of times for food drives, so I think it's great somebody is going to be able to do something, instead of having an empty store."
The applicant is proposing to brew beer using local ingredients, and the brewery will feature a traditional lounge tasting area.
The rezoning application is subject to a public hearing.
New Merritt school trustee hoping to us his expertise to advance Indigenous Education in School District 58.
NVIT Dean Jon Chenoweth was acclaimed, joining Gordon Swan and Brian Jepsen as local school trustees in the district for the next four years.
A former teacher and principal in Merritt from 1994 to 2007, he feels his experience should be beneficial to both the board and students.
"With my education and training, I am definitely suited to help the district with Indigenous education. That's what I have been involved in at the district level, at NVIT, and at the provincial level. My graduate work in education has also been around Indigenous education. So, I'm hoping to put that to good service locally."
A member of the Upper Nicola Band, Chenoweth has worked for NVIT since 2007.