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The B-C Hockey League playoffs get rolling tonight with Penticton at home to Quesnel in one of three Interior Conference quarter-final series.

The Merritt Centennials visit Salmon Arm tomorrow to kick off their series with the Silverbacks.

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It's a boon for rural communities in B-C suffering from doctor shortages.

Okanagan-Coquihalla M-P and Treasury Board President Stockwell Day has announced a Federal committment of 40-million dollars to help train more doctors for rural communities, with a portion of it earmarked for B-C.

The program is intended to give training to international doctors who committ to at least a four-year practice in rural communities.

(With files from CHNL)

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Convicted Merritt child killer Allen Schoenborn will be back before the B-C Review Board this April.

The Review Board decided last year that Schoenborn posed a serious threat of violence to the public and would not be released.

The convicted killer has a mandatory hearing set for April 5.

Review Board Chair Bernd Walter says the panel makes a decision on whether there is any chance for release.

Schoenborn was found guilty, but not criminally responsible for killing his three children, because of mental illness in 2010.

(With files from CHNL)

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The 13th annual Sunrise Rotary Club fund raiser "Indoor Mini Golf Classic" is set for Saturday at the Merritt Civic Centre.

One of the organizers, Rotarian Das Kandola, says it's an 18 hole obstacle putting course that offers a number of prizes.

The evening includes a baron of beef dinner and a dance.

Proceeds over the years have gone to numerous projects including the trails around Merritt, done in conjunction with the afternoon Rotary Club and the City of Merritt.

Find out more or obtain tickets from City Furniture or any Sunrise Rotary Club member.

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Some administrative changes have been announced for two Merritt schools this week by the Board of Education with School District 58, Nicola-Similkameen.

In a news release, the District announced that Trent Dolgopol has been appointed as Principal at Merritt Central Elementary School, a position he has held on a temporary basis since the last school year.

Dolgopol was previously the Vice-Principal at the Coquihalla Middle School and he succeeds Sandy Fukushima who is currently on a leave of absence.

In another appointment by the board, Burt Bergmann is the Vice-Principal at the Coquihalla Middle School.

That's a position he has held on a temporary basis since the start of this school year.

In addition to these duties, Bergmann has been the Technology Coordinator for the District since September 2007.

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