Covid-19 has claimed yet another event in the Nicola Valley; the 2020 Country Christmas celebrations.
The annual event scheduled for the last week in November, has been the unofficial launch of the Christmas season in the Nicola Valley which included a craft and bake show, dance recital, Christmas concert and a giant Christmas Light-Up Parade.
In a statement released from the Country Christmas committee on Sunday, the board cited the health and welfare of festival and parade goers as the primary reason for the cancellation of the annual event.
"We (the Committee) are very disappointed we are unable to hold this event," the statement read."However we know that it is the right decision based on the information we have now."
Q101 will have more details on this developing story Tuesday morning with Roger White and Michael Reeve and an interview with Carrie Ware the Merritt Country Christmas Light-Up Parade co-ordinator.
More to come