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Merritt's Roger Sloan is trying to end his Canadian Tour season with a bang.

Sloan fired a course record 63 yesterday in Windsor at the Canadian Tour championship for a share of the lead with Richard Scott at 8-under-par.

Sloan has an afternoon tee time for round two today.

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The Merritt Centennials are chomping at the bit as their 39th annual training camp is just two days away.

Head Coach and G-M Luke Pierce and Assistant Coach and G-M Joe Martin are excited to see the 17 returnees and up to 28 newcomers in action as they report on Sunday to show their stuff.

One player who won't be here is 20-year-old defenceman Kam Crawford.

According to Pierce, he's asked to be moved.

Crawford is currently on a try-out with Wenatchee of the North American Hockey League with the Cents blessing.

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Chief Elections Officer for the November Civic Elections in Merritt says nomination packages are available as of today for prospective candidates.

Carole Fraser says the package contains a number of items like candidate financial disclosure forms, as well as campaign financing forms that must be completed by candidates at the end of the election.

The nomination period starts on October 4 and closes at 4 pm on October 14.

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First Nations and BC Hydro are signing an historic Interior to Lower Mainland or I-L-M agreement today.

BC Hydro, the Okanagan Nation Alliance, the Upper Nicola Band and the Province of B-C will sign the agreement related to the construction of the Interior to Lower Mainland Transmission project, the construction of a new 500-kilovolt transmission line from the Nicola sub station near the Upper Nicola Band’s campground at Glimpse Lake, to the substation in Coquitlam.

It’s billed as an ‘historic’ agreement, which saw First Nations groups & B-C Hydro involved in a lawsuit & some public denunciation.

Today, the Upper Nicola Band, and a number of other bands from the interior meet with the Minister of Energy and Mines, Hydro officials to sign the deal.

The Interior to Lower Mainland Transmission project is part of B-C Hydro’s upgrading plans to refurbish and expand the electricity system.

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Candidate packages for the November 19 election in Merritt are available tomorrow and it appears the entire City Council of the day will again be a part of the slate.

City Councillor Mike Goetz is one incumbent who says he'd like to see a good number of candidates.

The actual nomination period opens on October 4 at 9am and closes at 4pm on Friday, October 14.

If there's an insufficient amount of candidates, it's possible that there will be an extension of the closing date.

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