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The Merritt Centennials look to continue their dominance of the Quesnel Millionaires this season as they pay a visit to the Gold Pan City tonight to kick-off a stretch of seven games in ten days.

The Cents have taken seven of eight points from the Mills so far, outscoring them 19-10.

Special teams has been key for Merritt during the season series as the Cents are 9-for-23 on the power play and 100 percent on the penalty kill against Quesnel.

Lino Chimienti gets the start in goal, he has a 3-and-0 record against the Millionaires in his career.

Tonight's game starts at 7:30, our Q101 broadcast with Alex Grebenyuk starts at 7 o'clock.

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It's still just over three months away, but, registration is set to begin at the end of the month for the return of S-I-L-G-A to Merritt.

City Councillor Mike Goetz says the annual meeting of the Southern Interior Local Governments Association brings considerable revenue to the community's bottom line.

Registrations begin at the end of the month for the three day event set for May 4, 5, and 6 at the Merritt Civic Centre.

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New facts following a meeting with director of Protective Services Randy Shaw on Tuesday has the City of Merritt re-thinking it's stand against a Provincial proposal to have both Fire and Ambulance personal respond to emergency calls in the City.

Mayor Susan Roline says the program won't be as costly as first thought.

Initial calculations indicated the costs would jump from just under 700-thousand dollars a year to close to a million dollars. Once the numbers are worked out it will go before council at a future meeting.

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The Wood Stove program is continuing in the Nicola Valley with substantial rebates going to people who chose to upgrade their old units to certified new ones.

And Program Coordinator Tim Larson says there's an interesting presentation for people interested in learning more, next Thursday at 7 pm in Merritt.

Ralph Adams, air quality meteorologist, is coming in from the Environment Canada office in Kamloops.

The presentation is at the Merritt Civic Centre.

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Some announcements on major projects expected with the new year are a little slower to materialize than expected.

However, Mayor Susand Roline says they're still on the way.

Mayor Roline says other announcements regarding a bus manufacturing plant, a home building business to export to Korea and a major Telus project are definitely still on the table.

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