The First Nations Schools of Choice Policy will allow Indigenous communities to decide if the current school catchment is the one they wish to continue with.
by Jake Courtepatte | Oct 5, 2023
All 20 communities studied saw an increase in its homeless population.
by Laísa Condé | Sep 8, 2023
Local governments and First Nations that have been affected by wildfires this season are eligible to request Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA).
by Marius Auer | Aug 21, 2023
Looking to unite the residents of the Nicola Valley and encourage some old fashioned community connections, Merrit’s Legion Branch 96 is hosting its second annual Family Fun Day at Rotary Park next month.
by Laísa Condé | Aug 12, 2023
The Merritt Library and Friends of the Library teamed up to organize the event, which will combine...
by Marius Auer | Aug 10, 2023
Looking to connect the community and provide a culturally safe environment, the Citxw Nlaka’pamux Assembly (CNA) has acquired the historic City of Merritt courthouse and will renovate it to house some of their programming.
by Laísa Condé | Aug 9, 2023
First Nations’ communities and local governments are receiving additional funding from the B.C....
by Laísa Condé | Aug 3, 2023
Born and raised in Merritt, Bobby Garcia has been belting his voice out around the Nicola Valley since he was a kid.
by Marius Auer | Jul 31, 2023
The 40th annual award was presented by former Lieutenant Governor and long time Nicola Valley resident, Judith Guichon, at the BCHF’s conference in Princeton, B.C.
by Marius Auer | Jul 25, 2023
Beating out a bid by the Tk?emlúps te Secwépemc/Kamloops, Calgary was awarded the title of host city for the 2027 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) during an announcement at the site of the 2023 Games on Saturday (July 22).
by Laísa Condé | Jul 21, 2023
On July 20, the government of British Columbia announced the creation of an Indigenous climate-resilience and capacity-building pilot program across the province.
by Merritt Herald | Jul 10, 2023
The provincial government announced in a recent press release that immediate steps are being taken to help protect rare forest habitats, as well as expand forest management and planning through public engagement. The changes come after extensive consultation with First Nations, professional associations, and other stakeholders.
by Merritt Herald | Jun 30, 2023
Merritt City Council passed an amendment to the Fees and Charges Bylaw 2355 during their regular June 13 meeting, waiving the fingerprinting fee for Indigenous persons in the Merritt area reclaiming their ancestral name.
by Marius Auer | Jun 28, 2023
The provincial government has announced that it will provide funding for nine community risk-reduction and climate-adaptation projects throughout B.C., including a six figure project in the Nicola Valley.
by Marius Auer | Jun 22, 2023
Merritt’s city council has unanimously passed an agreement that will bring on-request transit service to the Cook’s Ferry Antko 21 reserve near Fox Farm and Coldwater roads.
by Merritt Herald | Jun 21, 2023
It takes more than one month to familiarize oneself with a nation’s culture and history, but National Indigenous History Month is a good start for those who want to learn about how Canada’s Indigenous population persevered through centuries of colonialism.
by Marius Auer | Jun 19, 2023
During two recent award ceremonies at its Merritt and Burnaby campuses, the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology divvied up more than $30,000 in scholarships and bursaries between 40 of its students.