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Last weekend Roger Sloan made his first cut of 2020, and his first cut since November of 2019.

The Merrittonian has struggled this year on the PGA Tour, making only three cuts in 12 events, but coming off a tied for 60th finish in Puerto Rico Sloan will be looking to ride some momentum into the Honda Classic this weekend.

Sloan is currently ranked the 280th best golfer in the World and is sitting 178th in the FedEx Cup standings.

He’ll be teeing off this morning at 9:55.

Fellow Canadians David Hearn, Corey Conners, Mackenzie Hughes, and Michael Gligic are also in the field this week.

 

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This week, Merritt City Council voted unanimously in favour of a notice of motion from Coun. Travis Fehr to investigate a way to improve the vetting process for committee applicants.

“The motion is the result of reviewing applications and wanting to get a better feel of the applicants, ways to understand the applicants better before choosing them for committees,” said Fehr.

“When we can have applicants that we have to turn away for committees, this is a good time for the City of Merritt. I don’t ever recall having to turn applicants away, and we’re getting a number of applicants for all our committees. This is good news for us,” said Mayor Linda Brown.

Recently the City appointed members to the Airport Advisory Committee and will soon be doing the same for the new Age-Friendly and Accessibility Committee.

 

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Merritt Flourish Under the Sun

This week, Merritt City Council voted 7-0 in favour of beginning the process of applying for crown land above the bench. 

The North Bench Lands is comprised of 358 acres of crown land, split between three parcels.

The motion the council approved reads;

Council direct staff to contract a consultant or consultant team to prepare a neighbourhood development plan for submission to the Province with a Crown Land Tenure Application, in advance of finalization of the 2020-2024 Financial Plan Bylaw.

Planning and Development Manager Don McArthur mentioned how phase one will be a high-level plan used in the tenure application. If the City is successful in acquiring the land, a second detailed plan would be drafted.

“This is a great opportunity for the City,” began Councillor Tony Luck. “Many cities, like Kamloops, are being chocked because they have no more land to grow. We have this opportunity to be able to really add to our community.”

 

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A section of Voght will be closed all day today, from 7-7, to allow for shooting of Jurassic World 3: Dominion.

The movie has already been in town for a couple of days, and also completed some work in the Kamloops area earlier in the week. The movie’s star Chris Pratt gave Kamloops a shout-out on Instagram yesterday.

The section of Voght that will be closed in the 1900 block between Quilchena and Granite, possibly all the way to Nicola.

Along with Pratt the movie also stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Isabella Sermon, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and more.

The movie is set to be released in theatres in June of 2021.

 

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During this week’s town hall meeting, a question was asked about the current progress being taken towards adding restrooms to the downtown core.

Council had previously discussed the idea as part of its overall downtown revitalization plan.

“It is part of our 2020 budget, we have talked about it, we’re looking at it for this year,” said Mayor Linda Brown.

“The only viable site for a washroom that the City currently owns is Spirit Square, and when you look around spirit square it's beautiful and we would need a beautiful bathroom,” began Sean Smith, Director of Corporate Services. “So really what we’re looking at is balancing that interest of is that really the location of a bathroom or is it an alternate site.”

Smith also alluded to staff bringing forward more information to Council ahead of a possible decision.

 

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