Merrittonians and visiting Pro Rodeo attendees once again had the opportunity to visit the Merritt Exhibition Grounds for the annual Nicola Valley Fall Fair this Labour Day weekend, with organizers bringing back the beloved annual event after a COVID-19 induced two year hiatus.
by Marius Auer | Aug 25, 2022
A new initiative by a Merritt local offers community members fresh produce and other garden goodies, all by donation.
by Marius Auer | Jul 29, 2022
In response to the climate emergency, which has seen unprecedented weather events devastate communities in B.C. like never before, the provincial government is taking a step towards supporting farmers in their emergency preparedness.
by Marius Auer | Jul 20, 2022
The local chapter of NatureKidsBC hosted its annual ‘Weed Pull’ event in an effort to preserve a rapidly disappearing ecosystem in the province.
by Marius Auer | Jul 13, 2022
Councillor Brian Holmes of the Upper Nicola Band (UNB), sustainability scholars from the University of British Columbia, and representatives of Living Lakes Canada recently gathered at Nicola Lake to discuss culturally and archaeologically significant areas of the lake’s foreshore, and perform a mock survey of the lake.
by Marius Auer | Jun 30, 2022
The Province of BC looks to support local honey producers, bees and keepers alike, by announcing a new round of funding through their Bee BC program, supporting BC’s hard working pollinators.
by Izaiah Reyes | Jun 14, 2022
BC Flood Recovery for Food Security program has extended it’s application deadline. Owners of flood damaged farms across B.C. will now get the opportunity to apply for financial assistance until August 31.
by Merritt Herald | Jun 10, 2022
Merrittonians who own or care for livestock must now register their premises with the provincial government, allowing for an emergency notification system to alert farmers and ranchers of potential disease outbreaks or natural disasters.
by Marius Auer | May 13, 2022
A series of rural development grants administered by the Province of BC will see the local Small Scale Meat Producers Association (SSMPA) receive $1 million to aid in the construction of a community abattoir.
by Izaiah Reyes | May 13, 2022
The weather did not stop the first weekend of the 2022 Nicola Valley Farmers’ Market. On Saturday, May 7, 10 vendors were present at the Bailie House parking lot to serve the community with local products ranging from baked goods to skincare.
by Marius Auer | May 5, 2022
The BC Ministry of Agriculture & Food has issued a general order under the Animal Health Act stating all live poultry in commercial operations must be maintained indoors until May 13, placing some small-scale producers in limbo.
by Morgan Hampton | Feb 7, 2022
A much anticipated and long awaited flood recovery program for BC’s farmers and ranchers who suffered extensive damage during the Nov. 2021 flood event has now been announced.
by Morgan Hampton | Feb 7, 2022
Farmers, ranchers and their supporters gathered outside of Purity Feed on the morning of Feb. 6 for the Rally for Flood Relief for Farmers and Ranchers.
by Morgan Hampton | Feb 23, 2021
Happy Agriculture Day! To celebrate, the Herald will be posting a series of articles today about our local farming community.