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Stolen Generator

The Merritt RCMP have released details on the robbery of a generator that powers the pumps at a local reservoir.

Yesterday morning, the Merritt Reservoir located on Peregrine way sent out a silent alarm advising of a power outage at the reservoir pumps. 

“On attendance, the city employees found that the building had been broken into and power sources were taken,” wrote Cst. Tracy Dunsmore. 

“The power source from the building was a methanol generator powered by methanol fuel cells used to charge 12-volt batteries. The value of these items is nearly $10,000. The generator is a very specialised item that can’t be used for everyday use,” added Dunsmore. 

The power items are the only source to run the pumps to the reservoir on Grandview heights providing water to all the homes in the area.

Merritt RCMP is asking for any with information on this theft to contact the RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

Merritt RCMP non-emergency line 250-378-4262

Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477

 

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Semi fire

Photos from the aftermath of a semi fire that closed a portion of Highway 5 between Merritt and Kamloops this morning.

One lane is currently open.

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CITYOFMERRITT

A film crew will be in and around Merritt today.

The City is hoping to attract new development to town through a new promotional video being shot today.

CAO Scott Hildebrand spoke to the initiative.

“It’s part of our industrial business attraction campaign,” began Hildebrand. “Key locations of filming include Sundial, De Wolf Way, Industrial land, Merritt Green Energy and NVIT.”

“This will be an exciting new video we can start using to attract more business from the lower mainland and across the country,” added Hildebrand.

The video will be released in 2020.

The City received money to create promotional videos through last year's intake for the Rural Dividend Grant.

One of the other attraction videos the City has produced was just released featuring ‘Food in Merritt.'

 

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2016 11 rcmp car

Merritt RCMP Staff Sgt. Lorne Wood has provided Q101 with details on a pair of weekend robberies.

On Saturday, Merritt RCMP was advised of a break and enter at a motor home in the 1800 block of Chapman.

“Culprits used a tool to gain entry to the RV and stole food and tools valued at approximately $2,500,” wrote Wood in the release.

Then on Monday, Members responded to a break and enter at an establishment on Voght.

“Suspects made entry to the building and managed to steal a large quantity of food, liquor, hockey jerseys, and other items. Members are still investigating this incident and are looking for public assistance to identify suspects,” added Wood.

Anybody with information about either file is asked to call the detachment or Crime Stoppers.

Merritt RCMP non-emergency line 250-378-4262

Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477

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kvr trails

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The KVR rails to trails project is beginning to move forward thanks to work done at the TNRD.

Area M Director David Laird spoke with Q101 about phase one of the project now being in the hands of the Province after it was approved by the TNRD board.

“It’s now going to the Provincial Government for tenure, to get ownership of the railway track,” said Laird. “The first section goes from near Norgaard to basically were the Lower Nicola Band Reserves land starts.”

The stretch of track is only about 1.5 kilometres, but Laird mentioned how securing tenure will be a learning exercise.

“The idea is we work our way through this first application and find out how you do it all and go from there,” added Laird.

It is expected that the tenure application will take anywhere from four to six months to complete at the provincial level.

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