All 20 communities studied saw an increase in its homeless population.
by Laísa Condé | Sep 21, 2023
Over $800,000 will be used to grind waste materials to ship to Merritt’s energy facility.
by Marius Auer | Sep 11, 2023
The provincial government has announced that rent increases will be capped at 3.5 percent in 2024, representing a 1.5 percent increase in the limit from 2023.
by Marius Auer | Aug 28, 2023
Nicola Valley residents are eligible to apply for a regional grant that looks to increase neighbourly connections in a variety of community driven ways.
by Marius Auer | Aug 24, 2023
The provincial government is investing more than $15 million in graduate scholarships over three years, including funding scholarships of nearby schools like Kamloops’ Thompson Rivers University.
by Marius Auer | Aug 14, 2023
Rebuilding of Merritt’s athletic track is well underway, with a number of improvements coming for track and field users following the destruction of the original six-lane oblong track during the November 2021 flooding event.
by Marius Auer | Jul 25, 2023
Beating out a bid by the Tk?emlúps te Secwépemc/Kamloops, Calgary was awarded the title of host city for the 2027 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) during an announcement at the site of the 2023 Games on Saturday (July 22).
by Merritt Herald | Jul 13, 2023
Made-in-Canada inflation remains a growing concern not just for the impact it has on families, particularly in rural areas, but also on many small businesses.
by Marius Auer | Jul 12, 2023
With summer conditions come summer construction projects, and the Nicola Valley’s surrounding highways are no exception.
by Marius Auer | Jul 12, 2023
The provincial government is providing a funding boost to a number of organizations that support people entering the trades and help them to complete their apprenticeships.
by Merritt Herald | Jul 10, 2023
The provincial government announced in a recent press release that immediate steps are being taken to help protect rare forest habitats, as well as expand forest management and planning through public engagement. The changes come after extensive consultation with First Nations, professional associations, and other stakeholders.
by Marius Auer | Jul 3, 2023
New funding from the provincial government will soon allow the City of Merritt to install a residential water metering system, a move both the city and province said will conserve water and protect vital infrastructure systems.
by Marius Auer | Jun 26, 2023
The City of Merritt is receiving more than $10 million in funding that will allow for the construction of a new Middlesboro Bridge, one built to withstand high water flow such as the rates seen during the November 2021 flooding event that destroyed the original bridge on Voght Street.
by Marius Auer | Jun 13, 2023
A group of logging contractors from the Nicola Valley have penned a letter to the provincial government regarding concerns with the province’s cutting permit referral process and high stumpage fees, along with economic and environmental worries over wildfire affected timber being left unharvested.
by Marius Auer | Jun 5, 2023
The Thompson Nicola Regional District (TNRD) is advising property owners in some areas of the Nicola Valley of a possible error on their property tax notices in relation to fire protection services.
by Merritt Herald | Jun 2, 2023
The provincial government announced in a recent press release that it is making new funding available to support farmers and ranchers become more resilient to flooding, wildfires, and extreme heat.
by Marius Auer | May 30, 2023
The City of Merritt’s council has passed its 2023-2027 Financial Plan, setting the year’s budget in place and deciding a number of key tax rates for Merrittonians at its May 9 regular meeting.