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A new hearing to determine whether child killer Allan Schoenborn will get escorted leave has been set for next Thursday.

Members of the B-C Review Board decided to reconsider whether to grant Schoenborn visits from a psychiatric hospital in Port Coquitlam after it learned his ex-wife lives in the same city.

Darcie Clarke discovered her three children -- ages five, eight and 10 -- murdered in their family home in Merritt three years ago.

Schoenborn was found not criminally responsible for their deaths because the judge said he was in a psychotic state at the time.

(The Canadian Press)

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The Chief of the Merritt Fire Department is anxious to begin recruit training as today is the deadline for new recruits to submit their applications to join the Department.

Fire Chief Dave Tomkinson says they are looking for paid on-call firefighters who have almost any regular work schedule.

Again, a reminder that the applications have to be submitted to the fire hall on Nicola Avenue. Applications are available online at


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There was no paving work in the city last year but the City is preparing to do a number of jobs this year.

Mayor Susan Roline says it's one of the better things coming with this year's budget.

Roline says the City is working on plans for which streets will be addressed first and once approved by Council and the paving crews are up and running, the work will begin.

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The president of Huldra Silver Inc., the company acquiring Craigmont Mines in Merritt says the primary purpose of the purchase was to locate a facility for a processing mill for their Treasure Mountain Property near Tulameen.

Ryan Sharp says the product will be transported to the Craigmont mine where it'll be turned into concentrate.

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The camp at the mine re-opens after May 1, with construction of the concentrating flotation mill at Craigmont getting underway either in June or July.

Sharp adds that Hulgra will look at redeveloping the Craigmont mines copper assets on the property.

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The Merritt Secondary School Panthers Senior Girls rugby team improved to 2-and-0 on the season with a 42-7 win over Salmon Arm yesterday.

Merritt's next game is Monday at 4 pm at home against Penticton Secondary School.

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