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Rising prices for beef producers could mean rising costs for the consumer.

The Canadian Cattlemen's Association is predicting a further up-tick for beef prices, which have already soared to record territory over the past month.

Cattlemen's General Manager Dennis Laycraft notes that right now beef producers are enjoying calf prices at the highest they've been since mad cow disease shut the door on meat exports a few years back.

As well, the strong Canadian dollar isn't hurting matters.

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A combined Spring break and Easter holiday in 2012, as outlined by Superintendent Bob Peacock recently appears to be the direction taken by the board in School District 58.

Trustee Richie Gage says it appears that'll be the direction for next year only.

The decision means students will have two weeks together, starting March 26 and running until Tuesday, April 10, 2012.  Spring Break this year starts on March 21 for a week.

Easter Break starts with Good Friday on April 22, through to April 29.

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Acting on a recommendation from the Environmental Awareness Committee, the City's glass recycling bin appears headed back to the main depot on Main Street.

City Councillor Nadia Clarke says it was moved to Hale Transfer for safety and noise reasons but a lot of the glass has now been ending up in the blue bags.

To get around the danger of people getting hurt Clarke says the original bins with only round holes for people to deposit their glass will be used, which Council hopes will help curtail the noise for residents in the Main Street area, as well as make it safer.

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Merritt City Council is back to business tomorrow night. 

City Deputy Clerk Carole Fraser says a couple of delegations to start the evening's business will include Wade Dreger, the director of the ATV BC Association, making a presentation to council regarding a poker ride in Merritt in June, and Etelka Gillespie making a presentation regarding the 2011 Merritt Herald Visitor Guide.

From there, council will go into unfinished business, where they will consider the request from John Morash of the Merritt News to have their visitor guide deemed the official visitor guide for the City. 

The meeting kicks off in City Hall Council Chambers tomorrow night at 7 o'clock.

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If you're one of the Merritt residents hoping to see some roadwork done in front of your property, it could happen before too long.

Mayor Susan Roline says some infrastructure studies will indicate where a lot of the work is most needed, and, the work will be caught up this year.

Roline expects some of that work will get underway by early this summer.

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