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The unseasonably wet weather this Spring and Summer has extended the mosquito spray program in Merritt from the usual three applications in a season.

Damian Regan of D & G Regan and Associations says a record sixth application program is now just wrapping up in Merritt.

Regan says despite the high water they are getting excellent control of the larvae in the different swamps.

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It's another sign that Merritt is on the tourism map as the Corporate Officer with the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (T-O-T-A) was in Merritt for meetings at the Country Music Hall of Fame yesterday. 

Monica Rasmusens says T-O-T-A would like to help promote things in Merritt, like the Hall of Fame. 

T-O-T-A supports an area from Osoyoos to Princeton and as far up as Sun Peaks, Valemont and Christina Lake, with 63 communities in the region.

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The President of the Merritt Walk of Stars Society feels good after meetings with all three levels of government yesterday.

Ron Sanders says the money needed to continue to move forward with the many projects conducted by the Walk of Stars are all within a closer reach after talks with Premier Christy Clark yesterday.

Sanders also met with M-P for Okanagan-Coquihalla Dan Albas and Merritt Mayor Susan Roline.

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B-C's Premier is among those who are watching Merritt this summer.

Christy Clark was in Merritt yesterday and says the City has distinguihsed itself in the province for really creating something special.

Premier Clark met with the Walk of Stars Society and Merritt Mayor Susan Roline to discuss funding for community events.

She says money is tight, but Merritt is definitely on the list.

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Roger Sloan of Merritt shot a 4-under 67 yesterday at the Canadian Tour Players Cup in Winnipeg.

He's tied with six others, two back of leader Josh Habig of San Diego.

Sloan is looking to shore up his spot at the P-G-A's Canadian Open next week in Vancouver.

He's third on the Canadian Tour money list and the top five get an exemption into the event.

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