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After a brief COVID-19 hiatus, the ‘Week That Was’ returns highlighting some of the most interesting news stories of the week.

COVID-19 related stories will be mostly excluded from these articles (for the latest COVID-19 stats click here).

This week Merritt was talking about an overnight homicide, the possibility of delayed election results, a new residential development along Voght, and a COVID-19 case in the local school district.

Major Crimes Investigating Merritt Homicide

The BC RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit has been deployed to Merritt BC to take carriage of an investigation into the homicide death of a man early Thursday morning.

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Mail-in Voting Could Delay Election Results

As of October 9, Elections BC announced that approximately 650,000 vote by mail packages had been requested for the upcoming provincial election.

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Residential Development Proceeds

Through a 5-2 vote, (Bhangu and White in opposition) Merritt City Council has approved amendments to the Official Community Plan (OCP) and the Zoning bylaw, allowing a proposed residential development to proceed.

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SD58 Member Tests Positive for COVID-19

The local school district has announced that a member of their community has tested positive for COVID-19.

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