More than $5.5 million has been distributed to benefit First Nations government administrations in B.C.
Category: Provincial Politics
by Jake Courtepatte | Nov 29, 2023
Jonah Timms is once again representing the B.C. Green Party next October in the Fraser-Nicola riding, in an attempt to unseat incumbent BC United MLA Jackie Tegart.
by Laísa Condé | Nov 1, 2023
The City of Merritt is receiving $2,000,000 to help fund a 200-metre dike along the Coldwater River near Claybanks RV Park.
by Jake Courtepatte | Oct 11, 2023
Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart will be re-running for BC United in the next provincial election.
by Marius Auer | Sep 13, 2023
After two closures of the Nicola Valley Hospital’s emergency room last week, the mayor and other community members are rallying to bring further attention to the ongoing issues.
by Marius Auer | Sep 11, 2023
The provincial government has announced that rent increases will be capped at 3.5 percent in 2024, representing a 1.5 percent increase in the limit from 2023.
by Laísa Condé | Jul 20, 2023
The Conservative Party of BC (CPBC) leader MLA John Rustad is coming to Merritt on Tuesday, July 25, where he will host a meet and greet.
by Marius Auer | Jun 26, 2023
The City of Merritt is receiving more than $10 million in funding that will allow for the construction of a new Middlesboro Bridge, one built to withstand high water flow such as the rates seen during the November 2021 flooding event that destroyed the original bridge on Voght Street.
by Marius Auer | Jun 15, 2023
The provincial government is inviting B.C. residents to complete its new anti-racism legislation public questionnaire, which will gather data on systemic racism in government programs and services that the government will be required by legislation to address.
by Marius Auer | Jun 13, 2023
A group of logging contractors from the Nicola Valley have penned a letter to the provincial government regarding concerns with the province’s cutting permit referral process and high stumpage fees, along with economic and environmental worries over wildfire affected timber being left unharvested.
by Marius Auer | Jun 8, 2023
Following a rally that saw hundreds of nurses from across the province gather in Vancouver, the BC Nurses Union (BCNU) is calling on the provincial government to take urgent action to address B.C’s worsening nurse shortage.
by Merritt Herald | May 26, 2023
Concerns over closures of the Nicola Valley Hospital and Health Centre’s emergency department have been top of mind for Merrittonians, and now an association representing 14,000 physician members, is sounding the alarm about the state of emergency departments across B.C.
by Marius Auer | May 16, 2023
A petition created by the organizer of the recent rallies against ongoing closures of the Nicola Valley Hospital’s emergency department is gaining steam, including more than 8,000 signatures, and an introduction in the BC Legislature.
by Marius Auer | May 4, 2023
During a recent legislative break week, Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart and Surrey-South MLA Elenore Sturko held a community conversation at the Best Western on Saturday (April 29) regarding mental health, addictions, and community safety.
by Marius Auer | May 3, 2023
In the third display of what organizers have unofficially dubbed as Rallies for Healthcare, over 200 Nicola Valley residents gathered at Central Park to show their support and call for action on ongoing service disruptions at the Nicola Valley Hospital’s emergency department.