A new charity walk initiative came to Merritt this past weekend, raising both awareness and funds to support the fight against a type of cancer affecting 3,100 Canadian women each year.
by Izaiah Reyes | Sep 9, 2022
B.C. is now offering a $3-million bursary fund for healthcare assistants registered in an access to practical nursing (APN) program from Sept. 1, 2021, to May 31, 2024, at a qualifying public post-secondary institution.
by Marius Auer | Aug 25, 2022
A new initiative by a Merritt local offers community members fresh produce and other garden goodies, all by donation.
by Izaiah Reyes | Aug 19, 2022
DQ celebrated ‘Miracle Treat Day’ on Thursday, August 11.
by Marius Auer | Aug 17, 2022
The Province of BC, with coordination by Interior Health, is continuing its pushback against the toxic drug crisis by implementing new supports, and expanding treatment access, for those struggling with substance-abuse issues in B.C.’s interior.
by Izaiah Reyes | Aug 8, 2022
Foundry Kamloops will serve as another resource for youth in Kamloops and surrounding areas, like Merritt, to address both mental health and substance issues.
by Marius Auer | Jul 8, 2022
A major opioid manufacturer and pharmaceutical company has agreed to a landmark settlement in Canada. $150 million was paid out by Purdue Canada thanks to a B.C. led initiative to recover healthcare costs related to the ongoing opioid crisis and marketing of opioid-based pain medications.
by Izaiah Reyes | Jun 15, 2022
The toxic drug epidemic has been a pressing issue across the province of BC. In addressing this emergency, Interior Health announced the launch of a text alert service. The information sent through the service will aid in the prevention of toxic overdose incidents.
by Izaiah Reyes | Jun 7, 2022
Thanks to Interior Health and Royal Inland Hospital Foundation, medical sites across the region will be receiving heart monitor upgrades.
by Izaiah Reyes | May 31, 2022
Throughout Marissa’s journey, the Ouimets’ have been able to utilize the resources provided by the Kidney Foundation of Canada. Now, the family is looking to give back by organizing Merritt’s first kidney walk. The money raised from this event will go towards the foundation’s many services, programs, and research to find a cure for kidney disease.
by Merritt Herald | May 21, 2022
COVID-19 has inevitably negatively affected the fight against HIV / AIDS, TB and malaria. 22% less HIV testing and significant increase in TB and malaria deaths.
by Marius Auer | May 17, 2022
With over $40,000 raised towards their free men’s mental health initiative from local athlete Darius Sam’s 100km ultramarathon awareness run and a donation from the Nicola Valley Health Care Auxiliary, Nicola Family Therapy looks to fill a gap in service they have identified.
by Izaiah Reyes | May 12, 2022
Shella Broman is taking on a new journey, opening her own footcare centre here in Merritt, continuing her passion while serving the community where she resides.
by Marius Auer | May 11, 2022
The British Columbia Nurses Union (BCNU) is shedding light on the challenges faced by those working in healthcare, and hopes to increase awareness and support for the mental health of BC’s nurses with its Help BC Nurses campaign.