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.
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.
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.
Tegart Not Prepared To claim Victory
The Canadian Press is projecting that Liberal Incumbent Jackie Tegart will win the riding of Fraser-Nicola.