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.
by Marius Auer | Apr 26, 2022
The Merritt and District Hospice Society is reminding Merrittonians that hospice services are as diverse as wildflowers, with the Wildflowers Bloom campaign bringing awareness to the cause from April 4 to 29.
by Marius Auer | Apr 21, 2022
Interior Health’s new method of medically supported withdrawal management, often referred to as detox, is set to move to an outpatient model of care beginning in summer of 2022.
by Merritt Herald | Apr 5, 2022
Teck Resources Limited and the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation announced today a $2.5 million dollar contribution to aid in the development of the hospital’s new emergency department.
by Morgan Hampton | Aug 31, 2021
At least 1,011 overdose deaths were recorded between January 2021 and June 2021, information that comes as a stark reminder of the ongoing opioid crisis on this International Overdose Awareness Day.
by Merritt Herald | Jul 1, 2021
Merritt is gaining one new full-time ambulance and seven net new 24/7 paramedic positions, thanks to a new collective agreement and unionized contract for paramedics in the province, which will see up to 32 new paramedics in the TNRD.
by Morgan Hampton | May 21, 2021
The BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) is calling upon the Provincial Health Officer and Minister of Health to plan in-school vaccination clinics.
by Jake Courtepatte | Apr 29, 2021
Merritt saw one of the lowest cases per 100,000 population rate of COVID-19 cases last week, registering only three new positives.
by Merritt Herald | Jul 23, 2020
Today, Dr. Bonnie Henry announced 30 new cases of COVID-19. Of those 30 new cases, 11 are in the Interior Health Region.
by Merritt Herald | May 16, 2019
Merrittonians can now take drug testing into their own hands thanks to a pilot project...
by Merritt Herald | Apr 22, 2016
BY: Cam Fortems, KTW B.C.’s health minister says he came away from a marijuana summit in...