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The City of Merritt is working at a major celebration for the centennial bash next year.

Mayor Susan Roline says the homecoming week is pretty much set and now the City is working to recruit people to work on different theme days.

Mayor Roline says the events will be spread out between the Civic Centre, Voght Park, Baillie House and Rotary Park.

The actual day of Merritt's inauguration was April 1, 1911 and that will be reenacted in City Hall Council Chambers on April 1, 2011.

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It's a shorter work week this week with November 11th marked as a stat for most workers.

But Merritt City Council has it's work cut out for tomorrow night.

City Deputy Clerk Carole Fraser says it's a regular meeting night kicking off at 7 o'clock.

Fraser says such things as lining up the 2011 council meeting schedule and an agreement between the City and the Ministry of Forests with regards to Fire Engine #10 will be on the agenda for Council's consideration.

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Health Canada has announced a recall of Chaperone-brand infant car seats that were made in China by the Britax company of North Carolina.

Health Canada says the harness chest clip can break, creating sharp edges that could pose a laceration hazard.

The small broken clip could also pose a choking hazard to young children.


Britax has received one complaint in Canada, and four in the US, where a chest clip fragment was found in the mouth of an infant.

Health Canada, however, hasn't received any reports related to the car seats.

Car seats with the model numbers E9L69P2, E9L69P3 and E9L69P5 and with the letters ''P-C'' moulded into them are affected by the recall.

Consumers can contact Britax for a free repair kit.

(The Canadian Press)

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The Merritt Centennials moved to within three points of fifth place in the BCHL's Interior Conference after a 9-3 shellacking of Quesnel Sunday afternoon.

Regan Soquila and Max Vallis each had a hat trick for Merritt while Chad Brears had four assists.

Lino Keemienti made 16 saves for the win before leaving with an apparent shoulder injury at the end of the second period. Tyler Steel made five saves in relief.

The win caps a huge weekend for the Cents as they snapped their three game winless skid with a come-from-behind 4-3 win over Vernon in overtime on Friday and a convincing 6-3 win over Westside on Saturday.

The Cents are three points behind the Warriors in the standings.

Merritt's next game is Saturday at Memorial Arena against Penticton.

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The coordinator for this year's Christmas light-up parade in Merritt is calling for entries with the seventh annual Country Christmas weekend now less than three weeks away.

Gail McKee says not too late to submit entries.

Over the past few years the parade has averaged between 60 and 70 floats.

Forms are available at Merritt City Hall and the Merritt Herald office.

The Parade is set for 7 o'clock in the evening of Friday, November 26.

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