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The West Nile virus has been discovered in B-C, and, the City of Merritt is doing all it can to ensure the safety of it's residents.

Damian Regan, of D-G Regan and Associates says the City is dedicated to providing the maximum benefit from Government programs.

Regan says a sixth aerial lavarside application is underway in Merritt for mosquito control.

He says despite the high water the program is working well to control the different larvae in the different swamps and waterways.

Currently West Nile virus monitoring surveilance and control program is also underway, with storm water catch basins being treated in and around the City.

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The Communities in Bloom judges are in Merritt today for their first tour in a couple years.

City Councillor Shelley Sanders says because it's not a judging year, there's been no pressure on the city to get ready.

Councillor Sanders says it will give the city a much better feel of how to proceed next year, when they once again go the competitive route.

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Merritt's Roger Sloan punched his ticket for the RBC Canadian Open after tying for 22nd at the Canadian Pro Golf Tour's Players Cup.

Sloan's payday of 23-hundred-dollars gives him 42-thousand-one-hundred-dollars this season, good enough for fourth on Canadian Tour's money list.

The top five players received exemptions into the Canadian Open this week at Shaughnessy.

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Merritt bull rider Ty Pozzobon was bucked off for the third straight day at the Calgary Stampede.

He falls to eighth in the Pool B standings heading into today's Wild Card Saturday.

The top two bull riders in today's bull riding event advance to Showdown Sunday tomorrow.

It's a one shot go for broke performance.

Pozzobon is competing for the first time at the Stampede Rodeo.

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The unseasonably wet weather this Spring and Summer has extended the mosquito spray program in Merritt from the usual three applications in a season.

Damian Regan of D & G Regan and Associations says a record sixth application program is now just wrapping up in Merritt.

Regan says despite the high water they are getting excellent control of the larvae in the different swamps.

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