Merritt

A northwest facing view of the Nohomin Creek wildfire, upslope from the Fraser River at the Seven Mile Creek. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Cooler temps slow Nohomin Creek wildfire activity, but not out of the woods yet

Despite the cooler weather, the fire isn’t out of the woods yet with temperatures expecting to raise

 

(Photo - @BCGovFireInfo/Twitter)

Wildfire between Merritt and Spences Bridge ‘being held’

B.C. Wildfire Services suspected cause is lightning

 

(B.C. Wildfire Service/Screenshot)

Wildfire between Merritt and Spences Bridge ‘moving at moderate rate’

Wildfire currently marked as 0.6 hectares

 

Fires near Highway 8. (BC Wildfire)

4 wildfires spark near Merritt

Four small wildfires have sparked southwest of Highway 8

Fires near Highway 8. (BC Wildfire)
(Jillian Zielinski)

UPDATE: Now extinguished, wildfire sparks near Merritt

The blaze is an estimated .01 hectares in size

(Jillian Zielinski)
Hwy 5, southbound at Zopkios Rest Area. (DriveBC)

Coquihalla, Highway 1 to be hit with flurries

A special weather statement is in place for Highway 1 and 5

Hwy 5, southbound at Zopkios Rest Area. (DriveBC)
Nicola-Cree Belcourt’s family members hold posters of the young woman near the place in Port Alberni where her body was found on April 2, 2022. Her family is appealing to anyone with information on her death to please come forward. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Family of woman found dead in Port Alberni ‘call her home’ with Indigenous ceremony

Port Alberni RCMP are still looking for video, information into Merritt woman’s death

Nicola-Cree Belcourt’s family members hold posters of the young woman near the place in Port Alberni where her body was found on April 2, 2022. Her family is appealing to anyone with information on her death to please come forward. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
(Screenshot)

Wildfire sparks west of Merritt

Sunshine Valley Road fire sitting at 4.1 hectares

(Screenshot)
The five bands of the Nicola Valley were granted the 11.6 hectares of unused land at Gateway 286 near Merritt in 2020. (Flickr/Province of BC)

Ground broken for development at Gateway 286 near Merritt

Plan for 30,000 square feet of both retail and commercial

The five bands of the Nicola Valley were granted the 11.6 hectares of unused land at Gateway 286 near Merritt in 2020. (Flickr/Province of BC)
Tim McGraw sings “Something Like That” in a video posted to Youtube.com. The American artist is booked to perform during the 2022 Rockin River Fest in Merritt, B.C.

Tim McGraw, Darius Rucker headline summer’s Rockin River Fest in flood-hit Merritt

‘Now more than ever, we need things to be excited about,’ city’s mayor says

Tim McGraw sings “Something Like That” in a video posted to Youtube.com. The American artist is booked to perform during the 2022 Rockin River Fest in Merritt, B.C.
Bass Coast raised $21,100 for disaster relief; music festival is back for 2022 (Photo - basscoast.ca)
Bass Coast raised $21,100 for disaster relief; music festival is back for 2022 (Photo - basscoast.ca)
Salmon Arm Crushing, based in Merritt, has been working alongside other companies repairing damage caused by recent flooding and debris flows along the Coquihalla Highway corridor. (Contributed)

Power of water: Salmon Arm Crushing part of massive effort to restore Coquihalla

Manager Simon Rizzardo working on highway while on evacuation from his own Merritt home

Salmon Arm Crushing, based in Merritt, has been working alongside other companies repairing damage caused by recent flooding and debris flows along the Coquihalla Highway corridor. (Contributed)
Classroom chairs (Pixabay photo)

Flooding causes damage to 3 Merritt schools and closes Princeton’s

The school district serves Merritt, Princeton and surrounding areas

Classroom chairs (Pixabay photo)
Evacuees from Merritt, Terry Crandell and Jessica Price, said Nov. 17 they were shaken and stressed but appreciate the help they’ve received from Salmon Arm’s Emergency Operations Centre at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort in Salmon Arm. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Evacuees from Merritt shaken, stressed, but grateful for support in Salmon Arm

Residents estimate one-quarter of town under water but optimism for future not dampened

Evacuees from Merritt, Terry Crandell and Jessica Price, said Nov. 17 they were shaken and stressed but appreciate the help they’ve received from Salmon Arm’s Emergency Operations Centre at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort in Salmon Arm. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Abbotsford flood damage: Nov. 16, 2021 (Photos by Sophie Middleton)

295 millimetres of rain: Abbotsford, Hope set precipitation records

In a span of two days, Hope saw just as much rain as Penticton would in one year

Abbotsford flood damage: Nov. 16, 2021 (Photos by Sophie Middleton)
Rescue crews on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, in Merritt, B.C.(North Shore Rescue photo)
Rescue crews on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, in Merritt, B.C.(North Shore Rescue photo)