Merritt will officially incorporate a new federal electoral district starting the next federal...
by Marius Auer | Mar 7, 2023
Following the public nomination period, Upper Nicola Band (UNB) has announced that the Council portion of its upcoming election will be nixed, with only nine candidates seeking nine open Council positions.
by Merritt Herald | Mar 3, 2023
A former candidate for council from Merritt, Jay Barley, has been disqualified from running in the next municipal election for his failure to provide financial disclosure as part of his campaign in October 2022.
by Marius Auer | Feb 6, 2023
Voters of the Upper Nicola Band (UNB) will soon have the chance to elect their Chief and Council, with the band announcing a nomination meeting for the beginning of February.
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 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 14, 2022
The City of Merritt has released a report outlining an internal review of its election processes following public input and concern regarding the 2022 general election, including a legal proceeding by mayoral candidate Tony Luck.
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 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