While the City of Merritt may be a small ranching community at heart, much of its growth can be attributed to the support and economic contributions of the forestry industry, according to the Nicola Valley Museum and Archives (NVMA).
by Merritt Herald | Jul 27, 2022
Bev Veale, a well-known local artist and community member, has partnered up with the Nicola Valley Arts Council and Nicola Valley Museum and Archives to curate a display of her works displaying life in the Nicola Valley, a life that the longtime painter and former homesteader knows very well.
by Izaiah Reyes | Jun 29, 2022
The Province is halting plans announced last month to rebuild the Royal British Columbia Museum (RBCM).
by Marius Auer | Jun 24, 2022
Merrittonians wishing to go by the beat of their own drum can attend the monthly hand drum group meeting held at the Coldwater Access Centre on June 29th, one of the many initiatives supporting Indigenous culture and learning during Indigenous History Month.
by Marius Auer | Jun 22, 2022
The federal government has released a statement recognizing June as National Indigenous History Month, acknowledging both the importance of Indigenous culture and experiences, and the horrifying mistreatment of Indigenous people throughout the colonial history of Canada.
by Marius Auer | Jun 16, 2022
A Brief History of Music in the Nicola Valley is a new display at the Canadian Country Music Hall of Honour on Quilchena Avenue, with two community organizations coming together to support each other, as well as art and history in the community.
by Merritt Herald | May 16, 2022
Sophia Steffens had been interested in pursuing a nursing career, and so was one of the first people to sign up for the NVGH program, and consequently, she was the first member to graduate in 1917.
by Merritt Herald | May 12, 2022
The NVGH which had been opened some 2 years prior, had begun a nurse training program. The Nurses School was a three-year course, the first two taking place at the Nicola Valley General Hospital.
by Morgan Hampton | Mar 29, 2022
Barrie Sanford, a long time resident of Brookmere, avid historian, and prolific author, has recently released his seventh book, ‘Tales of the KVR, The Kettle Valley Railway Remembered’, a topic that could be considered his life’s work.
by Morgan Hampton | Sep 21, 2021
There are numerous species of trees which may be Culturally Modified, but the most prevalent are Western Red Cedar and Yellow Cedar.