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People heading onto the highway today should be prepared for some slippery conditions at the higher elevations.

A motor vehicle accident reported five kilometers east of Elkhart in the eastbound lanes of the Okanagan Connector within the last hour has left the driver with minor injuries, but a wrecked pick up truck.

Last night there were two accidents reported on area roads... one near sunset main on the Connector and one near Comstock on Highway 5 south of Merritt.

Only minor injuries were reported as a result of those two accidents, both believed to have been caused as a result of black ice and slippery conditions.

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A serious motor vehicle accident has been reported on Highway 97C, the Okanagan Connector, east of the Elkhart Road Exit in the eastbound lanes.

Emergency personel are en route to the single vehicle accident, said to have involved a pick up truck.

Details of injuries are not available, but first reports indicate it could be serious.

Last night there were two accidents reported on areas roads, one near Sunset Main on the Okanagan Connector and one near Comstock on Highway 5 south of Merritt.

Only minor injuries were reported as a result of those two accidents, both believed to have been caused as a result of black ice and slippery conditions.

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Tourism contracts for the City of Merritt were tabled at last night's meeting of Merritt City Council.

Councillor Harry Kroeker feels council was pressured by people in the gallery.

Kroeker had hoped decisions could have been made last night.

It'll be back on the table at council's next regular meeting.

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Fans seem more interested in the party than the performers.

Organizer Claude Lelievre says tickets for the 2011 Mountainfest go on sale Monday -- at least six weeks before any acts for the July event are confirmed, but people are already onboard.

Lelievre says fans are telling him they're ready to put their money down for the four day festival, slated for July 7 to 10 next year.

The event was scrapped this year because of financial concerns, but over its 17-year history it has brought tens of thousands of fans to the Nicola Valley.

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The traditional salute to Canada's war veterans will take place at Remembrance Day ceremonies getting underway at 10:15 tomorrow morning at the Merritt Civic Centre.

Marguerite Kempin, Vice President of Legion Branch 96 in Merritt says after the laying of wreaths and the observances at 11 o'clock there'll be a procession back to the Legion in the 19-hundred block of Quilchena Avenue.

Kempin says the whole community is invited to take part in all of tomorrow's events, both at the Civic Centre and at the Legion Hall.

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