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Nobody was injured this morning when a logging truck flipped and lost its load on Burns Hill, 25-kilometres north of Princeton on Highway 5-A.

Traffic is being slowed down at the scene as recovery effors for the load and the truck are underway.  The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic.  The accident occurred at about 3:30 am.

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The Prince George Spruce Kings staved off elimination from the B-C Hockey League playoffs with a 4-2 win over the Merritt Centennials last night at Memorial Arena.

P-G is now three points back of Quesnel with two games remaining. The Millionaires have three games left, including tonight in Westside.

Steve Wall and Blaine Bokenfohr scored for Merritt while Tyler Steel made 26 saves in goal. With the loss, the Centennials have just four wins in their last 16 games.

Merritt closes out the regular season at home tomorrow against Trail. The Smoke Eaters are in Vernon tonight.

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The last call for more volunteers and people to help in any way with the Merritt Food Bank is out today.

Food Bank Manager Karen Flick is inviting everyone in the community to today's Annual General Meeting.

The meeting is at 12:30 today at the Food Bank on Quilchena Avenue. For more information, please call 250-378-2282.

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The book exchange program is alive and well in the City of Merritt.

Robyn Grebluinas of Literacy Merritt says book donations can be dropped off anytime during regular hours at the Merritt Community Policing office downtown on Quilchena.

Grebluinas says the program be more prevalent once Music in the City is up and running again later this spring.

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School District 58 Nicola-Similkameen is in the hunt for a new Secretary-Treasurer following retirement notice given to the Board last night.

Bruce Tisdale, with the board for 32 years, says he's seen many improvements over the years, but it's tough to say what lies ahead.

The board received official word of Tisdale's retirement at last night's regular board meeting.  Tisdale, who plans to retire in Merritt, is officially retired at the end of September.

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