Merritt City Council voted during its January 24 regular meeting to execute a three-year tourism and visitor information services agreement with the Nicola Valley Heritage Society (NVHS), who run the local heritage site and tourist attraction as a visitor information centre.
Category: Municipal Government
by Marius Auer | Jan 9, 2023
Merritt Mayor Mike Goetz has some concerns over the province’s new exemption from Health Canada’s Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, which ensures individuals found with limited amounts of certain illegal drugs won’t face criminal charges for their possession.
by Marius Auer | Dec 14, 2022
The City of Merritt has released a report outlining an internal review of its election processes following public input and concern regarding the 2022 general election, including a legal proceeding by mayoral candidate Tony Luck.
by Marius Auer | Nov 29, 2022
The Shackan Indian Band has received an application from its membership seeking the removal of Chief Arnold Lampereau, citing the Chief allegedly violating his oath of office. The application, presented by former Shackan Chief Percy Joe, will go to arbitration on December 12, 2022.
by Marius Auer | Nov 23, 2022
Former City Councillor and 2022 mayoral candidate, Tony Luck, filed a petition to the Supreme Court of British Columbia seeking that the City of Merritt’s 2022 local election be declared invalid in an attempt to challenge the City’s allegedly unfair and improper election processes.
by Marius Auer | Nov 10, 2022
After 11 months, countless work hours, and collaboration between the provincial government and local First Nations, the Highway 8 corridor from Merritt to Spences Bridge is open once again.
by Merritt Herald | Oct 21, 2022
Merritt City Council will see five new faces pull up a seat at the table starting November 1, when the new council made up of Dana Egan, Paul Petroczi, Wendy Charney, incumbent Adam Etchart, Manuel Olguin, and Claire Newman is sworn in.
Dana Egan, Paul Petroczi, Wendy Charney, Adam Etchart, Manuel Olguin, and Claire Newman make up Merritt’s new City Council.
Mike Goetz in now Mayor-elect, defeating incumbent Linda Brown for the top spot at City Hall.
by Marius Auer | Oct 15, 2022
This week, the eighteen candidates for Council were sent their final question, regarding the mitigation of conflict within City Council.