The community came out in full force to support the Conayt Friendship Society’s newest endeavour, a daycare and Aboriginal Headstart program space at Merritt’s Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT) campus. The space is host to a handbuilt traditional playground space, one of the many pieces of Indigenous culture in the space.
by Marius Auer | Jun 21, 2022
After another successful weekend of eventing at Millstreet, Ireland, Merritt-born and raised equestrian Dana Cooke has donated a total of $4500 to the Merritt Rotary Club’s flood relief fund, after blowing past her original fundraising goal.
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 Marius Auer | Jun 15, 2022
The Merritt Girl Guides may be wrapping up their year of planned activities before summer break starts, but their presence in the community will remain as the group continues to grow in size while planning for the fall.
by Izaiah Reyes | Jun 7, 2022
Thanks to Interior Health and Royal Inland Hospital Foundation, medical sites across the region will be receiving heart monitor upgrades.
by Izaiah Reyes | May 31, 2022
Throughout Marissa’s journey, the Ouimets’ have been able to utilize the resources provided by the Kidney Foundation of Canada. Now, the family is looking to give back by organizing Merritt’s first kidney walk. The money raised from this event will go towards the foundation’s many services, programs, and research to find a cure for kidney disease.
by Marius Auer | May 17, 2022
With over $40,000 raised towards their free men’s mental health initiative from local athlete Darius Sam’s 100km ultramarathon awareness run and a donation from the Nicola Valley Health Care Auxiliary, Nicola Family Therapy looks to fill a gap in service they have identified.
by Marius Auer | Apr 27, 2022
Merritt’s chapter of the Elks of Canada has been raising funds and supporting local causes for over 63 years, however the service organization requires some support in recovering from November’s flooding and the COVID-19 pandemic.