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The President of the Merritt Walk of Stars Society feels good after meetings with all three levels of government yesterday.

Ron Sanders says the money needed to continue to move forward with the many projects conducted by the Walk of Stars are all within a closer reach after talks with Premier Christy Clark yesterday.

Sanders also met with M-P for Okanagan-Coquihalla Dan Albas and Merritt Mayor Susan Roline.

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B-C's Premier is among those who are watching Merritt this summer.

Christy Clark was in Merritt yesterday and says the City has distinguihsed itself in the province for really creating something special.

Premier Clark met with the Walk of Stars Society and Merritt Mayor Susan Roline to discuss funding for community events.

She says money is tight, but Merritt is definitely on the list.

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Roger Sloan of Merritt shot a 4-under 67 yesterday at the Canadian Tour Players Cup in Winnipeg.

He's tied with six others, two back of leader Josh Habig of San Diego.

Sloan is looking to shore up his spot at the P-G-A's Canadian Open next week in Vancouver.

He's third on the Canadian Tour money list and the top five get an exemption into the event.

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Ty Pozzobon of Merritt was bucked off for the second straight day at the Calgary Stampede and needs a big day today to advance to Sunday's championship finale.

Pozzobon is sixth in Pool B.

The top four money winners in each pool advance to Showdown Sunday.

The remaining six competitors in both pools will compete tomorrow on Wild Card Saturday, with the top two in each event advancing to Sunday.

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The Great Canadian Bike Rally officially got underway in Merritt at 11 o'clock yesterday morning.

Fraser-Nicola N-D-P M-L-A Harry Lali says it's good for the economy in Merritt and the Nicola Valley with an estimated 10,000 bikers expected to visit over four days.

The Great Canadian Bike Rally is being held for the first time this year and organizers are hoping it becomes an annual event.

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