The City of Merritt and Thompson Nicola Regional District (TNRD) have reached an official partnership that will lend the City’s fire services to surrounding communities, specifically parts of the Lower Nicola area.
by Marius Auer | Jun 24, 2022
A University of British Columbia (UBC) professor says that the City of Merritt and its residents must act now and act fast to implement wildfire mitigation and resiliency efforts, as the climate and central location of the community makes it an easy target for new ignitions and the easy spreading of wildfire.
by Izaiah Reyes | Jun 15, 2022
$359 million in new funding was recently provided by Budget 2022 to protect British Columbians from wildfires. Considered the largest in the history of the wildfire service, this investment will help transform the organization into a year-round service and shift from its current reactive model to a more proactive approach.
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 Izaiah Reyes | May 19, 2022
In a recent press release by BC Gov News, it states backcountry roads closed in October 2021 across the Thompson Okanagan region will remain closed.
by Izaiah Reyes | Apr 20, 2022
Recently, the Herald spoke with Krista Minar from the Merritt Fire and Rescue Department. Minar explained that working on your property is only half the battle when it comes to fire safety.
by Merritt Herald | Apr 14, 2022
The Merritt Fire Rescue Department responded late last night to a fire which destroyed a mobile home at Clapperton Avenue’s Diamondvale Mobile Home Park. Although its cause has not been determined, investigators are on site today.
by Izaiah Reyes | Apr 11, 2022
The Merritt Fire Department are performing prescribed maintenance burn in accordance with their fuel management program.
by Morgan Hampton | Jul 1, 2021
Premier John Horgan addressed British Columbians this afternoon on the state of wildfires in the province following the destruction of the village of Lytton and the evacuation of several other regions.