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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 the alleged Murray Church arsonist heading to court, drug overdoses on the decline and shake-up in Cents land.

Alleged Arsonist to Stand Trial in June 2020

The man alleged of setting fire to a trio of churches in the Nicola Valley is set to stand trial in June of 2020.

August Caprian will stand trial in a Kamloops courtroom for the alleged arson of the Murray United Church, Crossroads Community Church and the Shulus Catholic Church back in January of 2019. 

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Illicit Drug Deaths Decreasing Across BC

The Merritt local Health Area was ranked 6th in illicit deaths per 100,000 people over the past three years at 44.6. Due to the small population in Merritt, the actual number of deaths in the past three years is 15.

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Cents Cut Ties With Coach

The Merritt Centennials announced today that they are parting ways with Head Coach and General Manager Barry Wolff.

The Centennials Board of Directors elected by a majority vote to terminate Head Coach Barry Wolff and promote Assistant Coach Derek-Sweet Coulter to Interim Head Coach.

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My favourite story this week was about a local author debuting his new book

Local Author Debuts Book

The book written about a group of 12 men from Merritt that went off to war and never returned was chosen earlier this year selected by the Royal Museum as part of their 2019 publication catalogue. 

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