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Merritt's First Responders are being called to a special table top exercise later this month. 

Merritt's Emergency Program Coordinator Tom Lacey says it'll be a chance to test the system on February 22nd.

The exercise is in the West auditorium at the Civic Centre and Lacey says all media and residents are welcome to take in the event.

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It's the first full week in the as the head of Community Futures and the new C-E-O and General Manager isn't looking at any major changes in the organization's mandate. 

Patrick Flanagan says the mandate will continue to be to feel the pulse of the community and determining the priorities of the community.

Flanagan, who takes over where Patrick Lindsay left off with his retirement last week, adds that the stalled construction project in the 21-hundred block of Quilchena Avenue in downtown Merritt could get rolling again very soon.

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The Merritt Centennials host Nanaimo tonight to kick off a Coastal Conference week in the BCHL.

Merritt also welcomes Cowichan Valley on Saturday and Alberni Valley on Sunday.

The Cents are 3-and-10 against Coast opponents this season.

Merritt is also winless in five while the Clippers arrive on a two game losing skid.

We'll have tonight's game on Q101 starting at 6:30. The opening faceoff is at 7 o'clock.

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The MSS grad fundraising committee has extended the deadline for ordering apple pies by one week to Monday, February 7.

The committee is selling Elaine Gill's famous apple pies for $7.00 as one of its biggest fund raisers for this year's grad celebrations.

Orders were originally due today, but due to lower sales than projected, the deadline was extended.

Order forms are available from any MSS grade 12 student or at the school during office hours (7:30 am - 4 pm). For more information, please call Merritt Secondary School at 378-5131.

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It's been a few years since the Community Gardens disappeared from our City, but they could return this year.

City Councillor Shelly Sanders says she'll act on requests from a few people at the Farmer's Market last year to get the gardens growing again.

Sanders says anyone with an interest is asked to leave her a message at City Hall, at 250-378-4224.

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