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An online function that would highlight the value of locating a business within TNRD boundaries might not be as beneficial as some TNRD board members might think.

Patrick Lindsay, the CEO and General Manager of Community Futures Nicola Valley, doesn't agree with the electronic process versus the hands-on approach.

Lindsay says the money available for the electronic process might be better spent by distributing it to the people doing the work.

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Another Liberal leadership hopeful made his way into the interior on the weekend.

Kevin Falcon, MLA for Surrey-Cloverdale and candidate for the leadership of the BC Liberal Party kicked things off in Merritt Friday afternoon.

Falcon told the media prior to a meet and greet at the Civic Centre that whoever the ultimate successful candidate is they will have to demonstrate that they can not only hold the caucus together, but also demonstrate that they can hold the coalition together.

Falcon was in Kamloops for a similar meet and greet on Saturday.

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The BC Cattlemen Association has prepared applications for drought relief to be presented to both Provincial and Federal Governments.

Association president Judy Guichon says the application is for the entire province, not just badly affected regions.

Guichon says if it doesn't turn around, the industry will pass the tipping poing, and, the cattle industry will no longer be viable in BC.

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The TNRD's Environmental Health Services Technologist says the war on illegal dumping is continuing in the Nicola Valley.

Martin Dickson encourages people to report illegal dumping to local conservation officers, as well as the TNRD.

Martin adds that he's working to educate people on what's acceptable at landfills and transfer stations, and what can actually be disposed either for free or inexpensively.

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It's an interesting match-up tonight at the Cominco Arena in Trail.

The Merritt Centennials take on the Smoke Eaters after outshooting them 51-15 in a 3-2 loss eight days ago.

Tyler Steel gets the start in goal after coming on in relief for Lino Chimienti in that game last Thursday.

The Vernon product has been solid in the Cents crease lately, with a goals-against-average of 1.92 and a .929 save percentage in his last five appearances.

Dustin Lebrun and Jakob Reichert are still out of the line-up for Merritt, as the team goes with the same group that posted a 5-4 win over Quesnel on Saturday.

Tonight's faceoff is 7:30 -- we have the game on Q101 -- our pre-game show is at 7 o'clock.

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