Two Merritt locals are going full speed ahead on their electric logging truck idea, with truck driver Chace Barber and power system engineer Eric Little teaming up to bring a new idea to life in an old-school way.
by Marius Auer | Sep 23, 2022
With the BC Wildfire Service recently announcing their prediction of a more wildfire intensive September than usual, the City of Merritt is reminding homeowners of an available resource to increase the wildfire resiliency of their properties.
by Izaiah Reyes | Sep 21, 2022
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the past few years had gone without the in person conference but this year, BCCFA is happy to host an in-person conference once again.
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 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 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 | 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 Marius Auer | Apr 27, 2022
BC’s Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy has released an information bulletin advising that helicopter operations to clear debris from local waterways are ongoing, a move they hope will expedite the process of clearing the over 270 pieces of large debris identified in BC’s interior.
by Marius Auer | Apr 25, 2022
With increasing temperatures and debris from November’s flooding creating high concentrations of dust, the City of Merritt, along with the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy and Interior Health has issued an information bulletin addressing Merrittonians concerns.
by Izaiah Reyes | Apr 11, 2022
The Merritt Fire Department are performing prescribed maintenance burn in accordance with their fuel management program.
There are numerous species of trees which may be Culturally Modified, but the most prevalent are Western Red Cedar and Yellow Cedar.
Retired professional forester, Jerry Canuel, has spent more than 40 years in BC’s forest industry.
Last year, the Herald provided a handy glossary of forestry terms to help people familiarize themselves with some common timber talk. This year, on the heels of a fire season that kicked off in April and became one of the most intense that BC has ever experienced, we are going to provide a glossary of terms related to forest fires.
by Merritt Herald | May 25, 2020
A former stakeholder for Aspen Planers sees the delayed stumpage fees as a band-aid solution.
by Merritt Herald | Jan 29, 2020
The province has announced that it plans to invest more than $450,000 in training and providing work experience to up to 25 British Columbians in the Clearwater, Merritt, South Cariboo and Kamloops areas.