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Canada continues increases to immigration levels over next three years

Canada continues increases to immigration levels over next three years

OTTAWA — The federal government is continuing with increases to the number of immigrants Canada will accept in each of the next three years, with a total of just over a million newcomers expected by 2022.

Merritt recieves grant to improve active transportation

Last Thursday, Feb. 27, the City of Merritt hosted a “Thriving Communities Presentation and Resource Showcase”, in partnership with WorkBC.

Community Wildfire Resiliency Grant helps communities prepare for and prevent wildfires

Close to 90 local governments and First Nations across BC are going to be sharing nearly $9 million in Community Wildfire Resiliency grants, including Merritt, which will be receiving $116,000 for fuel management, training and education.

Lower Nicola Indian Band partnering for new hydro power line first in Canada

Lower Nicola Indian Band (LNIB) is partnering with Valard Construction to build, operate and maintain a new power line that will cross some of the LNIB lands, running from the Trans Mountain pumping station to Aspen Grove, where it will connect to th

More adjournments in case of Calgary man charged with death of Carrot River man

The case against a Calgary man charged with the murder of a Saskatchewan man was adjourned twice this week. Fayiah (Victor) Braima, 23, appeared in Calgary Provincial Court March 9 and March 11. Braima was arrested Feb.

NVIT closing entry gap between indigenous and non indigenous students

Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT) has announced that it plans to close the Grade 12 immediate entry gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous graduates by expanding their Immediate Entry Bursary to all First Nation School Association’s Gra

Municipal council to hold public meeting, but ask the public to stay away

Chatham-Kent council will hold an open and public special information meeting Friday at 5 p.m. to provide an update on the state of emergency along Erie Shore Drive, and the municipality is asking people to not attend.

Case against mother charged with second-degree murder of infant moved to Saskatoon

A mother charged with second-degree murder in the death of her one-month-old infant was scheduled to appear in Rosetown circuit court March 12. Instead, her lawyer asked the court to adjourn the case to Saskatoon.
Military concerned about Chinese access to networks as Huawei decision looms

Military concerned about Chinese access to networks as Huawei decision looms

OTTAWA — Defence chief Gen.
Gatineau couple infected with COVID-19 on Diamond Princess relieved to be home

Gatineau couple infected with COVID-19 on Diamond Princess relieved to be home

GATINEAU, Que. — A couple from Gatineau, Que., are warning Canadians to be vigilant about COVID-19 after contracting the virus aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan.