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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 overdose cluster, a development along Nicola Avenue, a potential new downtown bathroom, and the Provincial election results thus far.

Merritt RCMP Warning Residents of Recent Overdose Cluster

“The Merritt RCMP are wanting to make the public aware of a cluster of drug overdoses that have occurred in the past 24 hours. The RCMP are looking into the source of the drugs,” wrote Cpl. Derrick Francis.

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Nicola Avenue Development Proceeds

Following a public hearing where several residents from Mamette Avenue voiced their objection to the project, Merritt City Council approved a commercial and mixed-use development at 2201-2237 Nicola Avenue.

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Grant Application for Washroom Proceeds

This week, Merritt City Council approved a motion to apply for a grant to build a public washroom in downtown Merritt.

The proposed location of the new washroom is Spirit Square.

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Tegart Not Prepared To claim Victory

The Canadian Press is projecting that Liberal Incumbent Jackie Tegart will win the riding of Fraser-Nicola.

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