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 23, 2022
Former City Councillor and 2022 mayoral candidate, Tony Luck, filed a petition to the Supreme Court of British Columbia seeking that the City of Merritt’s 2022 local election be declared invalid in an attempt to challenge the City’s allegedly unfair and improper election processes.
by Marius Auer | Nov 9, 2022
The Commission recommends adjustments to the boundaries of 71 existing electoral districts to account for a number of geographic and demographic factors.
by Marius Auer | Oct 31, 2022
Voters re-elected all incumbents in a crowded field of candidates, including 18 for council and three for Chief. Stuart Jackson won another term as chief, while incumbent Councillors William Bose, Connie Joe, William Sandy, Lucinda Seward, and Robin Humphrey also secured another three year mandate.
by Merritt Herald | Oct 21, 2022
Merritt City Council will see five new faces pull up a seat at the table starting November 1, when the new council made up of Dana Egan, Paul Petroczi, Wendy Charney, incumbent Adam Etchart, Manuel Olguin, and Claire Newman is sworn in.
by Marius Auer | Oct 16, 2022
Mike Goetz in now Mayor-elect, defeating incumbent Linda Brown for the top spot at City Hall.
by Marius Auer | Oct 14, 2022
This week, the four candidates for Mayor answered their final weekly question, regarding the unity of city council.
by Izaiah Reyes | Oct 14, 2022
With the announcement of a one-time $60 million grant for school districts to “expand school meal programs” last month, the Coalition for Healthy School Food is calling on School Trustee candidates to commit to healthy, universal school food programs
by Marius Auer | Oct 13, 2022
This week, the candidates for School Trustee were sent their final question, regarding the district’s budgeting process.
by Marius Auer | Oct 11, 2022
A Lower Nicola Indian Band (LNIB) Councillor has been removed from office and barred from running for office in the Band’s upcoming election, following an investigation by an independent third party.
by Marius Auer | Oct 11, 2022
The Merritt Civic Centre lived up to its name on Monday night, with 20 candidates for both Mayor and Merritt City Council presenting their platforms and fielding community submitted questions from moderators at the Chamber’s All Candidates Forum.
by Marius Auer | Oct 8, 2022
This week, the candidates for School Trustee were sent a question regarding SOGI programming in B.C.
by Izaiah Reyes | Oct 7, 2022
On Saturday, October 8, members of the Lower Nicola Indian Band (LNIB) will be able to cast their vote for Band Chief and Councillors online. The introduction of this voting option helps members cast votes earlier and from remote areas.
by Marius Auer | Oct 7, 2022
This week, the four candidates for Mayor answered a question regarding support for the city’s homeless.
by Marius Auer | Oct 6, 2022
This week, the eighteen candidates for Council were sent a question regarding the flood mitigation options presented to City Council in June 2022.