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Every weekend Q101 will revisit the most talked-about stories of the week in Merritt and bring them to you all in one place. As well as my favourite story of the week.

This week Merritt was buzzing about more charges laid against Michael Drynock, Lower Nicola’s new Chief, and forestry relief funding.

More Charges for Michael Drynock

The man at the center of a Canada Day long weekend disturbance has been formally charged six weapons-related offenses.

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New Lower Nicola Chief Stuart Jackson

Over the weekend Stuart Jackson was elected Chief of the Lower Nicola Indian Band. After serving on Council for 15-years before the last two terms, Jackson decided the time was right to re-enter the political world.

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Ministry Confirms 2016 Tolko Closure won't Factor into Relief Funding

When asked directly for clarity about the Tolko closure, the Ministry referred to the second statement, and particularly the section reading “experienced this year”.

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My favourite story this week is about a great new program to help your fellow Merrittonians.

Snow Angel Program Launches

The City of Merritt is launching its snow angel program. The idea is to help seniors and others around Merritt who need assistance with snow removal.

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