Merritt Fire Rescue has been recognized for its work in wildfire mitigation during the 2023 wildfire season.
by Laísa Condé | Sep 8, 2023
Local governments and First Nations that have been affected by wildfires this season are eligible to request Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA).
by Marius Auer | Aug 25, 2023
Merritt first responders are reminding Nicola Valley residents to ensure their address signs are clearly visible from the public roadway, following a number of cases where lack of visibility slowed response time.
by Marius Auer | Aug 23, 2023
A travel ban to hotels and campgrounds in some wildfire affected southern Interior was lifted at midnight, according to B.C.’s Minister of Emergency Management.
by Marius Auer | Aug 22, 2023
A smoky skies bulletin has been issues for the Nicola area, including Merritt and the surrounding area, for the next 24 to 48 hours.
by Marius Auer | Aug 21, 2023
As wildfires rage in multiple parts of B.C.’s interior region, an animal care organization is working to quickly assist and relocate affected pets and livestock.
by Laísa Condé | Aug 21, 2023
UPDATE, AUG. 23, 7:39 A.M. — The travel ban to hotels and campgrounds in some wildfire...
by Laísa Condé | Aug 21, 2023
On Sunday (August 20), the provincial government announced in a press release the assistance to...
by Marius Auer | Aug 16, 2023
Environment Canada has issued a smoky skies bulletin for the Nicola area, including Merritt and the surrounding area, for the next 24 to 48 hours.
by Laísa Condé | Aug 15, 2023
The wildfire reported yesterday near Hamilton Hill, east of Merritt, is under control as reported...
by Laísa Condé | Aug 9, 2023
First Nations’ communities and local governments are receiving additional funding from the B.C....
by Laísa Condé | Aug 1, 2023
Firefighters have managed to extinguish the fire at the former Tolko mill, located at Lindley...
by Laísa Condé | Jul 29, 2023
A fire erupted early this afternoon at the wood chip pile located at the former Tolko mill on Lindley Creek Road.
by Marius Auer | Jul 21, 2023
BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) crews are currently battling a wildfire near Merritt, where a 7.1 hectare blaze is suspected to have been sparked by lightning.
by Marius Auer | Jun 29, 2023
Two small wildfires have broken near Merritt, with the spot size flames still classified as ‘out of control’ this morning (June 29) after being discovered late yesterday.
by Marius Auer | Jun 16, 2023
The BC Wildfire Service and Ministry of Forests have announced that the recently announced campfire ban will be lifted noon today (June 16) for the Kamloops Fire Centre, which includes the Nicola Valley.
by Merritt Herald | May 31, 2023
The fire department are already deep into their wildfire mitigation work, which includes several initiatives that have proven beneficial in the past and one in particular that empowers homeowners to do their part by offsetting some of the costs of FireSmart upgrades.