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 another lotto win, an increase in assessed property values, and a tragic avalanche.
This week my favourite story was sitting down with Daniel Tkac after his appearance at the World Juniors.
Another Lotto Win for Merritt
For the third time in 12-months, Merrittonians are celebrating a lotto win.
Back in February, a Merritt couple won the big prize, a $25.9 Million jackpot. Then a few months ago Merritt was home to a $50,000 win.
Increased Property Assessments brings Increased Attention to Property Tax Rate
Merritt City Council still has some time before they’re required to set the 2020 property tax rate. However, in speaking with Mayor Linda Brown, she indicated the discussion at the council table is set to begin soon.
Search and Rescue Operation Concludes, One Deceased
On January 4, 2020, at 12:41 p.m., Merritt RCMP received a report of an avalanche triggered near Cabin Lake and Prospect Creek. Initial reports from the scene had indicated that one person was attempting to locate a second person trapped by the slide. Both men were snowmobiling together in the backcountry when the avalanche occurred.
Five Good Minutes with Daniel Tkac
As of December 26, 2019, no Merritt Centennials player had ever suited up in the World Junior Championship.
On December 27, 2019, Daniel Tkac changed that.
Tkac joined Q101 to discuss the tournament and the feeling of dawning his nation's sweater on the World stage.
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