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We hear a lot about conservation and recycling, but not everyone is able to stay as committed as others.

Tonight, the T-N-R-D's Martin Dickson says a film is being presented in Merritt that might bring us or keep us inline.

The movie is "The Clean Bin Project", a movie that showcases a Vancouver couple who tries to produce zero waste for one year.

The movie is at the Civic Centre, with doors opening at 6:45 this evening and it starts at 7:15.

Admission is by donation.  Jen and Grant, the film makers, will be on hand to answer questions about the movie.

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Westhaven Ventures Inc has staked an additional 5,287 hectares, bringing the total Shovelnose land package to close to 16-thousand hectares and completed the first phase of work on its Shovelnose Gold property about 30-kilometers south of Merritt.

The gold property has seen approximately 1000 soil samples and 169 rock samples taken, including trench samples from two new trenched areas.

An upgraded drill road was also completed in anticipation of the upcoming fall drill program.

Soil and rock samples have been submitted and results are not expected until mid October.

Westhaven officials say the first phase of exploration at Shovelnose was a success.

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Candidates in the November 19 Civic Elections may start returning their nomination packages by as early as next Tuesday.

Merritt Chief Returning Officer Carole Fraser says there could still be some confusion about where papers are to be returned for T-N-R-D or Rural School Trustee candidates as they need to go back to the Regional District, not Merritt City Hall.

All candidate packages are available at City Hall until October 14.

All packages, except those for Rural School Trustee or T-N-R-D Director must be returned to City Hall during the period of October 4 to 14.

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The Merritt Centennials boarded the bus today en route to the Kootenays for their first visit of the season to Trail to face the Smoke Eaters.

The Smokies, who are coached by former Cents' Bill Birks and Bob Dever, are off to an 0-and-2 start while being outscored 12-4.

The Cents are 1-and-1 after a win and a loss in P-G on the weekend to start the season.

Our Q101 pre-game show is on the air tonight from the Cominco Arena at 7 o'clock.

Elsewhere in the B-C-H-L tonight, Salmon Arm welcomes Westside and Powell River visits Cowichan Valley.

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The Nicola Valley Retired Teachers has a workshop planned for this afternoon to help further educate people on the A-B-C's of Frauds and Scams.

The workshop, at the Florentine at 1:30 this afternoon, is sponsored by the Nicola Valley Retired Teachers, but is open to the public.

It's designed to investigate the ways in which people are taken in by schemers with the sole purpose of robbing people of their money or possessions.

Seniors are frequent victims and need to be aware of how to protect themselves.

The theme of the workshop is: "If it seems too good to be true, it probably isn't true."

People may contact Wendy Charney at 378-5250 for further details.

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