Two Merritt-based forestry companies are working together to reduce harvest waste.
by Laísa Condé | Sep 19, 2023
The art of logging for many might be described as the skillful process of cutting down and...
by Laísa Condé | Sep 19, 2023
A duo of Merritt residents have created a groundbreaking hybrid truck prototype that displays...
by Laísa Condé | Sep 18, 2023
According to new research by University of British Columbia, clear-cut logging practices are...
by Marius Auer | Sep 18, 2023
A new scholarship program is open to First Nations, Inuit, or Métis-decent students interested in...
by Laísa Condé | Jul 19, 2023
According to the news release published on July 18, the new Ecological Reserve Regulation will allow compliance and enforcement measures in ecological reserves across the province.
by Merritt Herald | Jul 10, 2023
The provincial government announced in a recent press release that immediate steps are being taken to help protect rare forest habitats, as well as expand forest management and planning through public engagement. The changes come after extensive consultation with First Nations, professional associations, and other stakeholders.
by Marius Auer | Jun 13, 2023
A group of logging contractors from the Nicola Valley have penned a letter to the provincial government regarding concerns with the province’s cutting permit referral process and high stumpage fees, along with economic and environmental worries over wildfire affected timber being left unharvested.
by Marius Auer | Jun 7, 2023
According to a joint release, effective at 12:00 pm on Thursday (June 8) Category 1 fires, including campfires, will be prohibited throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre.
by Marius Auer | May 17, 2023
According to a joint release, effective at 12:00 pm on Thursday (May 18) Category 2 and Category 3 open fires, as well as other equipment and activities will be prohibited throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre.
by Marius Auer | May 1, 2023
The BC River Forecast Centre is maintaining a High Streamflow Advisory for the Thompson major basin, which includes Merritt, while upgrading other parts of the region to a Flood Watch.
by Marius Auer | Mar 22, 2023
As protesters gathered for their weekly effort to share their ‘Free the Permit’ message, MLA Jackie Tegart arrived in Merritt with other opposition members to support the Aspen Planers employees and contractors affected by recent closures and curtailments at the company’s Merritt mill.
by Marius Auer | Mar 15, 2023
For the fifth week in a row, employees and contractors with Aspen Planers gathered to rally community support for the city’s largest employer, who said this week it still has not received a new cutting permit from the Ministry of Forests.
by Marius Auer | Feb 24, 2023
Two weeks after their first demonstration and no new cutting permits later, Aspen Planers employees and local forestry contractors gathered once again today to deliver their message to the Ministry of Forest: “free the permits!”
by Marius Auer | Feb 17, 2023
Amidst uncertain times for B.C.’s forestry sector as a whole, the provincial government has made a slew of announcements aimed at protecting old growth and collaborating with First Nations to “better care” for the province’s forests.
by Marius Auer | Feb 14, 2023
The Herald sat down with MLA Jackie Tegart, who represents the Nicola Valley as part of the province’s Fraser-Nicola riding. Tegart said her office has been busy with calls about the forestry industry, with constituents voicing their concerns.