On Thursday, January 26, Interior Health CEO Susan Brown and Board Chair Doug Cochrane were finally able to visit the Nicola Valley Hospital.
by Marius Auer | Feb 3, 2023
Aspen Planers has announced that it will restart its Merritt mill, which has been closed since early December due to a lack of approved cutting permits, for an undetermined amount of time.
by Marius Auer | Jan 20, 2023
The provincial government has announced that new sensors along Highway 5A will monitor commercial vehicle traffic, a move they say will improve safety for local residents and users of the highway.
by Izaiah Reyes | Jan 18, 2023
The Home Owner Grant program invites B.C. homeowners to take advantage of their funding which in 2023 has a threshold set at $2.125 million.
by Izaiah Reyes | Dec 29, 2022
With the first intake for Rural Economic Diversification and Infrastructure Program (REDIP) funding applications closing on Wednesday, January 4, 2023, the Province of B.C. encourages people to submit applications while they still can.
by Marius Auer | Dec 21, 2022
Shackan Indian Chief Arnold Lampreau will remain in his position after an application for his removal was denied by an independent arbitrator.
by Izaiah Reyes | Dec 16, 2022
Following the approval of the Mount Mabel Wind Projects, wind energy development company MKI, continues to collect data and further develop their alternative energy project.
by Marius Auer | Dec 14, 2022
Yvette Baxter was a candidate for council in the City’s recent elections, finishing in tenth place in a contentious 18 candidate council race. She has now been fined $100 by Elections BC for initially failing to display a candidate authorization statement on her election signs.
by Marius Auer | Dec 6, 2022
Highway 8 is closed and hundreds are without power after a vehicle incident during the morning of Tuesday, December 6. According to witnesses, a dump truck entered the ditch, colliding with power lines and bringing them down.
by Marius Auer | Dec 5, 2022
A new Merritt apartment building that looks to open its doors in the coming days has had its fair share of controversy before receiving final occupancy for the building. Olympic Villas, located on Walters Street, is a four-storey apartment featuring a number of unit types and amenities, and was built utilizing BC Housing’s “HousingHub’’ program.
by Marius Auer | Nov 29, 2022
The Shackan Indian Band has received an application from its membership seeking the removal of Chief Arnold Lampereau, citing the Chief allegedly violating his oath of office. The application, presented by former Shackan Chief Percy Joe, will go to arbitration on December 12, 2022.
by Marius Auer | Nov 28, 2022
The Merritt RCMP continue to investigate a series of shootings and police incidents that took place over the span of a week, beginning on November 15 and culminating with the early morning arrest of Merritt fugitive Ronald Karlson on November 23.
by Marius Auer | Nov 25, 2022
Environment Canada has issued a winter storm watch for Highway 5 from Hope to Merritt. According to the notice, accumulations of more than 20 centimetres are possible, with the heavy snow and southwest wind gusts expected to bring limited visibility.