Although there have recently been a few flash thunder storms, British Columbians should still remain alert to the threat of wildfire for the rest of August as conditions remain hot and dry.
by Marius Auer | Aug 2, 2022
Effective at noon on Thursday, August 4, all campfires will be prohibited in the Kamloops Fire Centre, which includes the City of Merritt and surrounding areas. Due to the high fire danger ratings throughout the area, this new set of provincial regulations will remain in effect until October 15, or until rescinded.
by Marius Auer | Aug 1, 2022
First Nations, local governments, and regional districts now have access to new provincial funding for projects that build or reinforce infrastructure, including natural infrastructure for future climate events.
by Izaiah Reyes | Jul 30, 2022
The Province is keeping a close eye on campers ready to penalize any violations of campfire regulations.
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 Izaiah Reyes | Jul 15, 2022
Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC) awarded close to $250,000 in funding to the Lower Nicola Indian Band (LNIB) for the removal of wildfire risks.
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.
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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 | Jun 9, 2022
The Outdoor Recreation Council of BC (ORBC) is wishing Merrittonians and British Columbians alike ‘happy trails’ as their second annual BC Trails Day landed on Saturday, June 4, encouraging community members to make use of public recreational trails.
by Izaiah Reyes | Jun 1, 2022
The Merritt Fire and Rescue Department continues their efforts to educate citizens of Merritt on FireSmart principles and on June 11 they will be hosting the Wildfire Prevention Day at Central Park.
by Marius Auer | May 31, 2022
Oil spills can be devastating to the environment when addressed inadequately, and development corporation Trans Mountain focused on preventative and responsive training efforts during a two-day spill-response practice exercise in Merritt.
by Marius Auer | May 30, 2022
Residents of the City of Merritt will soon be able to prevent the spread of noxious weed on their properties and throughout the community, thanks to a new partnership with the Thompson Nicola Regional District (TNRD) offering many free and subsidized services.
by Marius Auer | Apr 22, 2022
This year’s recognition of Earth Day and its theme of “Invest in Our Planet” feels more relevant than ever, especially for those in communities impacted by climate catastrophes such as November’s flooding.
by Merritt Herald | Apr 11, 2022
If one compares the full cycle of electric vehicles (EVs) from manufacture, use and destruction/recycling they aren’t much better than internal combustion engine (ICE) alternatives.