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No additional reports about suspicious male accused of trying to lure a girl into his car in Merritt.

Merritt RCMP Cst Tracy Dunsmore says it appears the incident back on March 3rd, where a male reportedly tried to lure a 11-year-old girl into his vehicle on Garcia St, was isolated.

The male in question was believed to have been driving a silver four-door Honda, and is described as Caucasian, roughly 35-years old, with blondish hair and blue eyes.

"Nope, nobody has called in anyone that might fit the description."

Luckily, after repeated attempts to coax the girl into his car, the male left her alone.

Anyone who may have seen him is still being asked to contact Merritt RCMP or Crime Stoppers.


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Several break-ins reported at storage lockers, and compounds in the Merritt area.
In the last week, Merritt RCMP Cst Tracy Dunsmore confirms break-ins were reported at storage compounds in both Merritt, and Lower Nicola.
Now that the weather is changing, she says it's a good idea to check your storage units, trailers, or backyard sheds, to make sure they weren't accessed over the winter months.
"The caretakers at the units try and do that, but they don't always notice. like on one, the lock was pried, but there was really no indication you could see, unless you actually went into the trailer that was broken into."
Anyone with any information regarding the recent break-in-enters in the area is asked to contact Merritt RCMP or Crime Stoppers.
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The death of a man last week in Logan Lake ruled a homicide.
Cpl Dan Moskaluk says the 55-year-old victim was found with stab wounds, when police arrived at the Copper Valley Motel on Apex Dr on the morning of March 6th.
An autopsy has confirmed he died because of the injuries.
Gordon Fleming of Logan Lake remains in custody, and is scheduled to appear in court on April 9th in Kamloops.
It is believed the accused and deceased were known to each other.
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'Pride' stickers being used to show diversity is both welcomed, and accepted in Merritt.

The decision by the City of Merritt last month to deny a request from students at Merritt Secondary School to have a rainbow crosswalk painted on Coldwater Ave has led to many in the city, and outside of it, questioning whether the city is accepting of alternative lifestyles.

In response, Kerstin Auer, and her husband have created a 'pride' sticker, which they are distributing at no cost to residents, who want to make sure the LGBTQ2 community feel welcomed.

"I don't want to be a part of the negativity. I just want to make sure people outside of Merritt know we welcome diversity, and we welcome everybody here, and that Merritt is a great place to live, and to do business at."

1000 'pride' stickers have been printed, and Auer says as many as 400 are already in circulation.

You can pick one up at Brambles Bakery, while supplies last.


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BC Tourism Industry recognizing efforts of new Merritt hotel.
The Comfort Inn and Suites finished third in voting for the association's Customer Service Award, at the annual general meeting in Kelowna last week.
Owner/operator Lali Randhawa says the award recognizes frontline employees whose exceptional customer service contributed to outstanding travel experiences for visitors.
"Thousands of hotels were up for the award, and out of them we came in third for our customer service. So, it's huge. Word of mouth in our industry can make, or break a hotel." 
The 60-room hotel on De Wolf Way opened in 2017.
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