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One person was hospitalized with undetermined injuries after a plunge from the top of the view point above Norgaard Ready Mix late yesterday. The victim was the lone occupant of a light truck that went over a several hundred foot embankment and rolled several times before coming to rest near the rear of Norgaard Ready Mix. The accident happened at about 5 pm. Merritt RCMP are investigating.
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The Merritt Centennials have suspended 18-year-old defenceman Brett Kolins for failing to report. Kolins was acquired from Victoria two weeks ago in the trade that sent Dustin Johnson to the Grizzlies. He's been at home awaiting another trade since. Cents coach and GM Luke Pierce says he's content to let Kolins sit until the right deal comes along.
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You don't need a permit, but you do have to watch where you do it. Merritt Bylaw Enforcement Officer Marguerite Kempin says fireworks cannot be let off in public places. Kempin says it's possible permission will be given from City Hall to set fireworks off away from your own properties, but you can only until November 1. After that, fireworks will again be banned within City limits.
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After last week's warnings, it shouldn't be too big of a surprise, it is snowing on some sections of the Coquihalla Highway system this morning. Jim Steele of Environment Canada says once the snow hits, winter will dig in its' icy heels. Again, there's snow falling on sections of the Coquihalla Highway, so make sure the snow tires are on.
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The Merritt City Councilor whose bid to ban plastic bags has so far been unsuccessful stated yesterday her intentions to continue the fight. Nadia Hunter says it's been on the back burner long enough. Councilor Hunter adds that she intends to bring it back to Council in the near future after an Ontario MP introduced a private members bill to ban plastic bags across Canada.
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