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.
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.
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.
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.
The Merritt R-C-M-P are looking for the public's assistance in getting an erratic driver off the road.
Constable Tracy Dunsmore of the Merritt Detachment of the R-C-M-P says a 28-year old Merritt woman was arrested after the incident last Saturday.
The woman, driving a green Sunfire, has been charged with both impaired driving and dangerous driving.
Constable Dunsmore says anyone who may have witnessed the incident at about 4:30 Saturday is asked to call the Merritt R-C-M-P at 250-378-4262.
The tax bite won't be quite as bad as originally reported as Merritt City Council puts it's 11.2-million-dollar budget up for approval.
City Financial Services Manager Marlie Worrin says the way the taxes are being split between the different assessment classes the hike comes down from the 3.92-percent to an increase of less that 3-percent.