A provincial safety initiative is reminding workers that the most dangerous thing they may be doing at work is driving – even if they only drive for work occasionally.
by Merritt Herald | May 24, 2023
Residents of the Nicola Valley are no strangers to roadside construction, with several major highways converging in Merritt, and long term road construction projects still ongoing for both Highway 8 and the Coquihalla Highway in the aftermath of the 2021 floods.
by Marius Auer | May 9, 2023
While entrepreneurship can often feel like a plunge, with business owners needing to drop everything to focus on their new business, a returning program by Community Futures Nicola Valley (CFNV) looks to give local entrepreneurs a chance to dip their toe in the water.
by Marius Auer | May 1, 2023
WorkSafeBC, the province’s workers’ compensation board, is reminding employers about a newly implemented guideline outlining requirements to ensure personal protective equipment (PPE) fits properly for all workers, regardless of their gender.
by Marius Auer | Apr 28, 2023
The provincial government is asking feedback of internationally trained professionals that have experience with B.C.’s foreign credential recognition process, looking to inform future legislation and identify any possible inefficiencies.
by Marius Auer | Apr 12, 2023
Students of the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT) Professional Cook 1 program wrapped up their courses at the school’s Eagle’s Perch campus this week, concluding 28 weeks of fast paced learning and hands on experience.
by Marius Auer | Apr 5, 2023
A number of local organizations are partnering up to bring both education and employment resources to the community through a career fair at the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology in the coming weeks.
by Marius Auer | Mar 30, 2023
The provincial government has announced that it is permanently doubling the number of seats it subsidizes at the University of Saskatchewan’s Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) through a multi-million dollar investment.
by Marius Auer | Mar 15, 2023
For the fifth week in a row, employees and contractors with Aspen Planers gathered to rally community support for the city’s largest employer, who said this week it still has not received a new cutting permit from the Ministry of Forests.
by Izaiah Reyes | Feb 27, 2023
On Tuesday February 14, the top 100 employers in B.C. were announced. Businesses and organizations from across the province were recognized for their exceptional workplaces, including some that hire and serve residents of the Nicola Valley.
by Izaiah Reyes | Jan 24, 2023
On Thursday, January 12, BCEHS hosted an open house at the Merritt Ambulance Station. Local residents were invited to drop in for a tour at the station, see the ambulances, get a blood pressure reading, and learn more about the BCEHS career pathway.
by Izaiah Reyes | Jan 10, 2023
A number of jobs have been identified unsuitable for young people. Thus the Province of B.C. has implemented minimum age requirements for certain jobs, beginning Sunday, January 1, 2023.
by Izaiah Reyes | Dec 29, 2022
With the first intake for Rural Economic Diversification and Infrastructure Program (REDIP) funding applications closing on Wednesday, January 4, 2023, the Province of B.C. encourages people to submit applications while they still can.
by Marius Auer | Oct 31, 2022
The provincial Ministry of Health looks to address this crisis through its new health workforce strategy, in addition to an increase in incentives for family doctors starting practice in B.C.
by Izaiah Reyes | Sep 28, 2022
On September 21, WorkBC Merritt hosted the ‘Celebrating Abilities’ event to promote the inclusion of employees with disabilities within the workforce.
by Marius Auer | Sep 28, 2022
The Merritt Fire and Rescue Department (MFRD) is searching for more paid on-call firefighters to join the department, offering a variety of benefits ranging from a positive social environment to possible career advancement opportunities.