Delegates representing the City of Merritt, including elected officials and staff, recently made a trip to Whistler, B.C. for the annual Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) conference, which brings together municipalities from across BC to meet with each other and provincial levels of government to network and advocate.
by Merritt Herald | Sep 20, 2022
With B.C. declaring September as Disability Employment Month, WorkBC Merritt have organized the ‘Celebrating Abilities’ event on Wednesday, September 21.
by Izaiah Reyes | Sep 9, 2022
B.C. is now offering a $3-million bursary fund for healthcare assistants registered in an access to practical nursing (APN) program from Sept. 1, 2021, to May 31, 2024, at a qualifying public post-secondary institution.
by Marius Auer | Sep 1, 2022
Effective at noon on Friday, September 2, campfires will be permitted throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre, including Merritt and the Nicola Valley.
by Marius Auer | Aug 31, 2022
The provincial and federal governments are joining up to provide increased funding for early childhood education (ECE) opportunities, including financial support for training and professional development. The new funding is a part of the ChildCareBC plan, a provincial effort to increase child care opportunities in B.C.
by Izaiah Reyes | Aug 24, 2022
30 new dual-credit programs will be introduced at school districts throughout B.C. Students from Grade 11 and 12 will now have an opportunity to earn both high school and post-secondary credits toward careers in early childhood education.
by Izaiah Reyes | Aug 22, 2022
It was announced on Friday, August 19, that BC Liquor Stores have limited alcohol purchases as a response to the ongoing job action by the B.C. General Employees’ Union (BCGEU).
by Izaiah Reyes | Aug 19, 2022
DQ celebrated ‘Miracle Treat Day’ on Thursday, August 11.
by Marius Auer | Aug 19, 2022
A recent change to B.C.’s education system will see students completing coursework focused on the history, culture, and perspectives of Indigenous peoples before graduation.
by Izaiah Reyes | Aug 18, 2022
The Province has introduced direct payment for evacuees as part of their upgrades to Emergency Support Services (ESS).
by Marius Auer | Aug 17, 2022
The Province of BC, with coordination by Interior Health, is continuing its pushback against the toxic drug crisis by implementing new supports, and expanding treatment access, for those struggling with substance-abuse issues in B.C.’s interior.
by Izaiah Reyes | Aug 16, 2022
The Province is investing $3.4 million annually for Community Adult Literacy Programs (CALP) across 128 communities in British Columbia. The programs will help British Columbians, newcomers, work permit holders and refugee claimants improve their reading, writing, math and digital skills.
by Izaiah Reyes | Aug 12, 2022
Although there have recently been a few flash thunder storms, British Columbians should still remain alert to the threat of wildfire for the rest of August as conditions remain hot and dry.
by Marius Auer | Aug 2, 2022
Effective at noon on Thursday, August 4, all campfires will be prohibited in the Kamloops Fire Centre, which includes the City of Merritt and surrounding areas. Due to the high fire danger ratings throughout the area, this new set of provincial regulations will remain in effect until October 15, or until rescinded.