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The President of the Merritt and District Chamber of Commerce says last week's Small Business Week was a big success.

Jennifer Eaton says the Chamber kicked off the week with a networking meeting last Tuesday.

Eaton says their was also a business after business session Thursday evening at Community Futures with Huldra Silver President and C-E-O Ryan Sharp making a presentation.

She says both events were well attended and it was nice to see the business community banding together to support each other over the week.

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The candidates in the upcoming November 19 Civic Election will be heard this weekend in Merritt.

Heather Fader, manager of the Merritt and District Chamber of Commerce, is hoping for a good public support for the Chamber sponsored event set for this Sunday.

TNRD candidates will face questions from 1 to 3 pm, School Trustee candidates from 3 to 5 pm, and the Mayor and Council candidates from 6 to 9 pm.

The All Candidates Forum is at the lecture theatre at N-V-I-T this Sunday.

It'll be moderated by N-V-I-T Dean of Instruction Warren Weir.

For more information call the Chamber of Commerce at 250-378-5634.

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A two year old pit bull was destroyed after a vicious attack on an 8 year old border collie last Thursday.

R-C-M-P say the border collie was seriously injured but is expected to recover.

The dog was attacked while walking with a woman and her three year old daughter in a stroller at Voght and Quilchena.

The pit bull was on a leash, but police say it broke free, attacking the other dog.

Several people, including firemen and police were able to free the dog.

The pit bull was ordered destroyed by Merritt's bylaw enforcement officer, after consent from the dog's owner.

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In weekend Merritt Minor Hockey action, the Midget Rep Centennials finished third in a tournament in Winfield after falling 5-4 to the host team in a semi-final shootout.

The Merritt Bantam Reps finished fourth in a tournament in Vernon after a 3-2 loss to the host team in the 'B' group final.

The Merritt Peewee Reps had a game in Kamloops on Saturday and won 3-1.

The Merritt Peewee girls lost 3-2 to Kamloops in their lone game of the weekend on Saturday.

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The Merritt Centennials suffered just their second regulation loss on home ice to wrap up their six game home stand. They gave up the last three goals as Cowichan Valley scored unanswered three times in the third period for a 4-1 win.

The Cents also stumbled on the power play, going 1-for-7 with the extra man. Regan Soquila had Merritt's lone goal.

The Centennials now hit the road for three straight, starting Friday in Salmon Arm.

Elsewhere around the B-C-H-L yesterday, Penticton doubled Surrey 6-3, Nanaimo blanked Chilliwack 2-0 and Vernon edged Prince George 4-3.

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