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The Merritt Centennials winning streak was snapped at four, but their points record continues after a 3-2 double overtime loss at home to Prince George last night. The Cents have points in 12 of their last 13 games.

Chad Brears and Brent Fletcher scored for Merritt.Tyler Steel made 29 saves for the Cents in the loss while Kirk Thompson kicked out 39 shots for P-G.

The Cents host Chilliwack tonight in a battle for third in the Interior Conference tonight. Our Q101 broadcast starts with the pre-game show at 7 o'clock. The Chiefs beat Vernon 4-3 last night to move to within one point of Merritt.

Fourth-place Chilliwack moved to within two points of the third-place Centennials in the Interior Conference with a 4-3 win over second-place Vernon. Merritt is a single point back of the Vipers.

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The Winter Outerwear Program got off to a fairly slow start with the milder weather last month, but since the cold set in, that's changed as coordinator Linda Monkman says it's suddenly become busy.

The hours of opening at the Legion are 10 am till 2 pm Mondays to Thursdays.

Call them for more information on the Outerwear program, or the Christmas Hamper Campaign at 378-5827.  People in need of a Hamper can pick up an application at the Legion.

The deadline to pick one up is November 30.

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Students will have a little extra time to enjoy the snow next week in the Nicola Valley.

School District 58, Nicola-Similkameen Superintendent Bob Peacock says there are some shortened days next week for parent-teacher interviews.

The parent-teacher interviews will affect classes on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.

Again, for more details, contact the respective schools in your neighbourhood.

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There were a few moments of panic when word came out this week that there's going to be a power outage the night of Country Christmas in Merritt.

Country Christmas Committee member Mike Goetz says he has since clarified that it won't affect residents within city limits and is confined to an area south of Merritt, including parts of Coldwater Road all the way to the old Toll Booth site.

The power outage is next Friday, November 25 south of town from 10 pm till midnight.

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The renewal process is getting underway for Chamber memberships, with an added incentive being offered this year.

Heather Fader, Manager of the Merritt and District Chamber of Commerce says someone could have their year's membership fees waived by paying their 2012 fees by December 31st.

Fader says there are various options for membership from multiple business owners, home based business, non profit with-or-without employees, as well as individual memberships.

The Chamber is hoping to bring memberships back over the 200 mark from it's current membership of about 150.

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