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Merritt Golfer On P-G-A Tour At Shaughnessy

Merritt's Roger Sloan, with over 42-thousand dollars in winnings so far this year, could be in for an even bigger purse as the P-G-A Tour is set to begin today at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club in Vancouver.  However, Sloan says it's not about the money.  Sloan is joined at the R-B-C Canadian Open by defending champion Carl Pettersson, along with Canadians Mike Weir and Stephen Ames.

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M-L-A Casts H-S-T Vote

The N-D-P M-L-A in Fraser Nicola called a news conference yesterday as he marked his ballot for the H-S-T vote.  Harry Lali carefully opened the envelope, and, did the expected.  Lali called it a bad tax, that's a job killer, transferring 1.9-(b)-billion dollars per year from corporations onto the backs of consumers and small business.

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Forests Minister Cautions Not To Let Our Guard Down

Despite the unseasonable weather in the Nicola Valley people cannot let their guard down when it comes to forest fire prevention.  B-C Forests Minister Steve Thompson says the Government is not complacent, as hot weather is going to hit before long.  Thompson says there have still been a number of fires this year, and, he says a great majority of them are human caused.

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Great Canadian Bike Rally Huge Success

The dust is settling, and, organizers are still catching their breath after a tremendously successful first ever Great Canadian Bike Rally in Merritt.  Organizer Mike Fairfield says it was much more than he had expected.  Fairfield says final figures will take another day or two to calculate, but, he says the Children's chairities will benefit substantially.  As far as next year, and, a second annual event, he isn't ready to commit, but, says, it's leaning in that direction.

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Fraser Nicola Liberals Ready For Election

With an eye on a possible Fall Election, the President of the Fraser-Nicola Riding Association for the B-C Liberals says it's time to find the right candidate.  Norm Brigden says the Association has been actively looking.  In the meantime, Brigden says, the Association is always looking for new members, with a hope of getting more youth involved.  Brigden says every organization needs a succession plan, and, this is just a part of the plan.

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