• TNRD finalizing new waste management plan

    The Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) is in the consultation phase for its new Regional Solid Waste Management Plan, having recently made a stop in Merritt. The purpose of the plan is to reduce the amount of waste...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • Fraser-Nicola election issues: Biosolids

    The spreading of biosolids as fertilizer on farmland in the Nicola Valley has became a controversial topic — one which is an election issue for local opponents of the practice. The four candidates vying to become the...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • Nicola Avenue beautification coming in under budget

    Though they are currently filled with snow, come spring, the new concrete medians along Nicola Avenue through Merritt will sport large trees to complete the City of Merritt’s beautification project of the roadway. The landscaping work will...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Province’s biosolids review was a sham

    Editor; A few observations on the newly released so-called Science Literature Review on “biosolids” conducted by the B.C. government in advance of the Organic Matter Recyclying Regulation review. As John Werring of the Suzuki Foundation perceptively points...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Province seeks input on new biosolids rules

    The province is reaching out to residents of British Columbia for input on changes to rules for biosolids and composting. The government is looking to update the organic matter recycling regulation (OMRR), which has been in effect...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • City plans to purchase new loader

    Merritt city council is purchasing a new compost loader for approximately $235,714, opting for the lone request for proposal that met its requirements. A report from the city’s director of engineering, Sasha Bird, states that seven requests...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Nooaitch band testing for biosolids contamination

    In a proactive approach to ensure their drinking water isn’t contaminated from biosolids located at the nearby BioCentral composting site, the Nooaitch band plans to conduct groundwater testing. Band manager Larry Jordan said the initiative to test...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Pyrolysis the best practice for Merritt

    Dear Editor: Having been one of several Nicola Valley representatives working on this important provincial issue I was dismayed to read that we are somehow “losing something,” if this plant locates elsewhere (RE: Merritt may lose biosolids...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Residents sell Dry Lake property

    A group of homeowners living in the Sunshine Valley Estates housing complex in Lower Nicola believe the Woodward Road property known as Dry Lake is now safe from the biosolids industry. The group of residents sold the...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • What biosolids processing plant are we losing?

    Dear Editor, Re: Herald story May 5 2016 – Merritt may lose biosolids processing plant to Hope. Being a lifelong resident of Merritt and through the learnings that I acquired through my two terms as the mayor, led...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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