A Merritt man is 11 million dollars richer

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Shovelling snow is just one chore a Merritt lottery winner says he will never have to do again.
Mitchell Shuter (shooter) won 11 million dollars in a recent Lotto 6-49 jackpot. The 50 year old says he was buying another ticket when he realized he'd won. Shuter says he plans to travel as well as share some of his winnings with family and friends. The Lower Nicola Indian Band member had planned on earning a bachelor of education, but is now rethinking those plans.

Disturbing allegations against RCMP in northern B.C.

A new report from an international human rights watch dog shines a light on violence against indigenous women in Northern B.C. Human Rights Watch unveiled its report in Ottawa on what it calls "abusive policing and neglect" along Highway 16, the so called "Highway of Tears." Liesl Gerntholz, with Human Rights Watch, says many women and girls told them police often failed to investigate reports of violence. She says others alleged they had been physically or sexually abused by RCMP. Gerntholz says researchers were struck by the fear among women in these small, rural communities. The report recommends the Federal Government set up a national inquiry into the disappearances and murders of indigenous women in Canada. It also calls for the expansion of the mandate of the new Independent Investigations Office in B.C. to include allegations of sexual abuse by police.

Seeing red in the Village of Chase

The new wharf in the village of Chase will be red once again. It was just last week the historic red wharf on the little Shuswap was torn down. That touched a nerve with the community who sent a number of letters to town council lamenting the loss. At a meeting Tuesday night council voted in favour of painting the new wharf red. However they still need to figure out how that will be paid for.

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