Little to no issues for Merritt RCMP at Bass Coast Festival.
Other than having to escort out a couple people who attempted to sneak in, Merritt RCMP Sgt Norm Fleming says once again organizers were able to keep a lid on things at the electronic music and arts festival.
"It's extremely well organized, and efficiently run. I must give them props, they do a fantastic job of putting the thing together. So, the number of problems we had on site were pretty much nil."
Despite a record 5,500 people attending this past weekend, Fleming says there was no incidents of note outside the festival grounds either.
Employees at Save-On-Foods in Merritt, and all other stores across BC approving a new five-year contract.
UFCW 1518 president Ivan Limpright says employees approved a new deal last night by a vote of 83%.
The new agreement will restrict the number of stores that management can review over the next five years for possible closure.
"The major improvement to stores that were on a quarterly review, that came off quarterly review where people had certain benefit and wage increases suspended. The company took most of those stores off that process."
Limpright says the new contract runs out in 2023.