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Spring camp came to an end for close to 70 Merritt Centennials hopefuls yesterday.

Coach and G-M Luke Pierce says everything went well.

The Cents have another camp planned for Abbotsford from June 24th to 26th, which will see a different group of players trying out.

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The M-S-S Girls Rugby team beat Walnut Grove 34-0 to finish third at this year's B-C High School Rugby Sevens championship.

Brittany Brabant and Shayla George each scored two tries for Merritt in the win.

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The Merritt Barbarians lost 31-5 to Vernon in their first game of the B-C Interior Third Division Rugby League season.

Merritt's first home game is Saturday, April 16th at 1 p-m against Salmon Arm at Voght Park.

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There's a warning for people planning to venture onto the Coquihalla Highway today from Environment Canada.

A special weather statement was issued for the South and Central interor advising heavy snow is expected today and tonight over southern interior highway passes.

Total accumulations are expected between 10 and 20 centimetres by tomorrow morning.

Another 5 to 10 centimetres are possible on the Coquihalla tomorrow.

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The election campaigning began in earnest in the Merritt end of the Okanagan-Coquihalla Riding on the weekend for the Conservatives.

Dan Albas, hoping to replace retiring Conservative M-P Stockwell Day, was door knocking in both Logan Lake and Merritt.

Albas also opened his new Constituancy Office in Merritt, located in the Post's Meats building on Voght Street.

Meanwhile, Liberal Candidate John Kidder was in Merritt yesterday to attend the Nicola Watershed Community Roundtable fund raiser at the Grand Pub & Grill.

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