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The City of Merritt continues to support the Teamsters in their consideration of Merritt as the new home for the B-C Truck Museum.

Merritt Mayor Susan Roline says since the museum left the provincial umbrella it has not operated full time.

Roline says there would have to be funds to operate the museum in Merritt full time.

She says a few sites have been looked at for the museum.

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A 106 year tradition at Merritt's longest continuously run newspaper is coming to an end this week.

Merritt Herald Publisher Atelka Gillsespie says the paper will now be published on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Gillespie says the biggest change is that the Merritt Herald is no longer subscription based, but, a free newspaper on both days.

The Tuesday paper will be available a local news stands.

The Thursday paper, with a circulation of 6,330, will be delivered door to door in Merritt, Douglas Lake, Lower Nicola and Logan Lake.

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An award announced Saturday at the Merritt Walk of Stars 8th Annual Gala by Merritt Mayor Susan Roline will be officially presented this evening.

The Mayor announced the City’s recognition of Ron Sanders, President of Merritt Walk of Stars Society, as this year’s recipient of the "Supporter of Note".

Each year this award is presented to a group or individual who has actively promoted the Country Music Capital branding.

Past recipients have included Stockwell Day – former MP for Okanagan Riding, Aaron Pritchett – Canadian Nashville Recording Artist, Ian Tyson – Canadian Country Music Legend and Hall of Fame Inductee, Tom McKillip and Terry Gray – representing BC Country Music.

The award will be presented to Ron Sanders this evening at the Country Music Hall of Fame downtown on Quilchena.

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The river watch continues along the Nicola River in Merritt.

Dave Tomkinson, Chief of the Merritt Fire Department, says snow melt and recent rains have prompted the government to issue a flood watch.

Tomkinson says Provincial staff are monitoring water levels, and together with local government officials they continually assess the risk to the public.

Regular advisories will recommend actions people should take to limit or prevent flooding.

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A 19-year old Merritt man who escaped custody from a guard while being treated at the Nicola Valley Health Care Centre is back behind bars.

Constable Tracy Dunsmore says Mark Dewar was originally arrested just after midnight Saturday after a pursuit in a stolen vehicle.

Dewar was arrested again mid afternoon yesterday near the Coldwater River in Diamondvale.

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