The 5th annual Merritt Country Run is on Sunday June 8th 2014 starting a Voght Park, on Canford avenue. The sunday event is billed as  having certified Routes , Walk or run, for individuals, or teams. You can register online at

Events run from 5km,10km,and a half marathon.

Follow the run at twitter@merrittrun or


Today in History: March 28th 1959

The communist government of China declares the government of Tibet as being no more.