Fire-damaged houses around Merritt might be requested to get repairs soon.
by Laísa Condé | Nov 17, 2023
The federal government has announced the completion of a new 14-unit affordable housing building...
by Jake Courtepatte | Nov 13, 2023
Mayor Mike Goetz wants the federal government to speed up the process to buy out the homes of displaced residents.
by Jake Courtepatte | Oct 5, 2023
All 20 communities studied saw an increase in its homeless population.
by Marius Auer | Sep 11, 2023
The provincial government has announced that rent increases will be capped at 3.5 percent in 2024, representing a 1.5 percent increase in the limit from 2023.
by Marius Auer | Feb 21, 2023
The City of Merritt recently unveiled the first of 31 new manufactured homes purchased as part of flood relief efforts looking to house those who remain without a permanent place to call home, and one Merritt family was the first to see their new home during the event at Diamondvale Trailer Park.
by Izaiah Reyes | Jan 18, 2023
The Home Owner Grant program invites B.C. homeowners to take advantage of their funding which in 2023 has a threshold set at $2.125 million.
by Izaiah Reyes | Dec 30, 2022
As waiting times for dispute resolution remain long for B.C. landlords and renters, the Province of B.C. has announced that it will invest an estimated $15.6 million to increase staffing for Residential Tenancy Branch’s (RTB) operations.
by Marius Auer | Dec 19, 2022
Families and individuals are urged to prepare for the well below freezing weather by taking steps to mitigate their risk of temperature related injuries and travel related mishaps.
by Marius Auer | Dec 5, 2022
A new Merritt apartment building that looks to open its doors in the coming days has had its fair share of controversy before receiving final occupancy for the building. Olympic Villas, located on Walters Street, is a four-storey apartment featuring a number of unit types and amenities, and was built utilizing BC Housing’s “HousingHub’’ program.
by Izaiah Reyes | Nov 1, 2022
Preliminary reporting from the BC Coroners Service shows in 2021, 93% of all accidental deaths among people experiencing homelessness were identified as being caused by the illicit drug supply.
by Merritt Herald | Oct 7, 2022
On Saturday, October 1, BC Liberal Party Leader Kevin Falcon met with the people of Merritt to hear their concerns. The engagement served as an opportunity for locals to meet the new leader in person as well as to voice out issues that he could bring up in the legislature.