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Fraser-Nicola NDP MLA Harry Lali is the third party member to seek the leadership of the Party, replacing Carole James.

Lali emphasized at the start of a media gathering Merritt this morning that he is not the the candidate of the establishment of the BC NDP.

Lali said his candidacy is about change, party renewal and about rebuilding.

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There's been a change at the Main Street Recycling depot in Merritt for those who recycle glass products.

TNRD Environmental Health Services Technologist Martin Dickson says all the glass collection previously at the site has been moved to George Hale Transfer.

Dickson adds that Hale Transfer has also agreed to be the collection place for electronic waste that was previously picked up by the TNRD during specific annual events in Merritt.

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As people open their Assessment Notices this week, they shouldn't be concerned as to how a decrease or increase will impact taxes in the City of Merritt.

Deputy Assessor Graham Held of the BC Assessment Authority says the notices are almost irrelevant to the process.

Held says tax rates should be adjusted just to match whats happened with the market.

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Another NDP politician is expected to join the race to replace Carole James today.

Harry Lali has scheduled a news conference for 10 a.m today at the Merritt Civic Centre.

Lali is a long-time New Democrat who was a cabinet minister in Glen Clark's government in the 1990s and  was also one of the dozen caucus members who opposed James' leadership.

Nicholas Simons, another dissident MLA from Powell River-Sunshine Coast, has joined the race, as has marijuana activist Dana Larsen.

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Fraser-Nicola NDP MLA Harry Lali has called a media conference for 10 o'clock tomorrow morning at the Merritt Civic Centre.

He's expected to announce his intentions to seek the party leadership at that time.

Q101 will have full details on the media conference tomorrow at noon.

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