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The president of Huldra Silver Inc., the company acquiring Craigmont Mines in Merritt says the primary purpose of the purchase was to locate a facility for a processing mill for their Treasure Mountain Property near Tulameen.

Ryan Sharp says the product will be transported to the Craigmont mine where it'll be turned into concentrate.

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The camp at the mine re-opens after May 1, with construction of the concentrating flotation mill at Craigmont getting underway either in June or July.

Sharp adds that Hulgra will look at redeveloping the Craigmont mines copper assets on the property.

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The Merritt Secondary School Panthers Senior Girls rugby team improved to 2-and-0 on the season with a 42-7 win over Salmon Arm yesterday.

Merritt's next game is Monday at 4 pm at home against Penticton Secondary School.

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The Merritt R-C-M-P are looking for the public's assistance in getting an erratic driver off the road.

Constable Tracy Dunsmore of the Merritt Detachment of the R-C-M-P says a 28-year old Merritt woman was arrested after the incident last Saturday.

The woman, driving a green Sunfire, has been charged with both impaired driving and dangerous driving.

Constable Dunsmore says anyone who may have witnessed the incident at about 4:30 Saturday is asked to call the Merritt R-C-M-P at 250-378-4262.

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The tax bite won't be quite as bad as originally reported as Merritt City Council puts it's 11.2-million-dollar budget up for approval.

City Financial Services Manager Marlie Worrin says the way the taxes are being split between the different assessment classes the hike comes down from the 3.92-percent to an increase of less that 3-percent.

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B-C's attorney general is urging Ottawa to better protect victims of offenders receiving psychiatric treatment.

Barry Penner is calling for amendments to the criminal code after the B-C Review Board decided to reconsider allowing escorted leave to a man who killed his three children.

The board granted Allan Schoenborn supervised leave from his psychiatric hospital last week, but is now reconsidering upon learning his ex-wife lives in the same city.

Darcie Clarke discovered the bodies of her three children on April 6th, 2008, inside the family's home in Merritt, B-C.

Ten-year-old Kaitlynne had been stabbed, while eight-year-old Max and five-year-old Cordon had been suffocated.

Penner wants at least two psychiatrists to testify at similar review hearings, and for the board to be aware of the locations of all victims.

He says board members will re-evaluate Schoenborn's case over the next two weeks.

(The Canadian Press)

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