The Merritt Walk of Stars group didn't walk away with all of the $15,000 in funding they wanted, but were granted $10,000 to help with a number of projects.
Walk of Stars Society Vice-President Peter Moyes says getting $5,000 less than requested is a little disappointing, but despite that, the money is much appreciated.
Moyes says the money will basically be used to promote Merritt as the Country Music Capital of Canada, working with people in the industry, music associations and solidifying agreements for both the B-C Country Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, which opens next Wednesday, July 6.
Premier Christy Clark was among the guests at an event honouring the retirement of former Conservative cabinet minister and Okanagan-Coquihalla M-P Stockwell Day.
Over a hundred politicians, lawyers and businessman packed the Vancouver Aquarium for the occasion, with the guest of honour being presented with a Sea-Doo watercraft as a retirement gift.
M-P James Moore emceed the event and he says regardless of party affiliation, Day will be missed in Ottawa.
Day isn't retiring completely though as he's joined a legal firm and will also focus on relations with Asia.
(With files from Corus Radio Network)
B-C Finance Minister Kevin Falcon is in the Nicola Valley today as he continues his push to set the record straight on H-S-T.
Falcon begins his stop at the Chutter Ranch this afternoon to talk to ranchers about the benefits of the tax to the agriculture sector.
Tonight's Merritt and District Chamber of Commerce dinner is at the Grand Pub & Grill at six o'clock.
Kevin Falcon's address follows at seven o'clock.
It's back to the table for Merritt City Council tonight, as a public hearing on the newly revised Official Community Plan and regular meeting are set to go.
City Deputy Clerk Carole Fraser says depending on the outcome of the public hearing, the O-C-P will be on the table when the meeting starts for first three readings, before Council gets into the New Business on the agenda.
The 2010 development cost charge report has also be submitted.
The public hearing on the O-C-P and the regular meeting both get underway at 7 o'clock this evening in the City Hall Council Chambers.
The tax due date in the City of Merritt is less than a week away.
City Financial Services Manager Marlie Worrin says to avoid a ten per cent penalty, taxes must be paid by 4:30 in the afternoon on Monday, July 4.
Worrin says that even if homeowners can't make a payment on their taxes, they should inquire about the Homeowner's Grant at City Hall.
The Grant could reduce the amount of taxes outstanding and reduce the amount of penalty if you're not making payments in full.