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Dr. Bonnie Henry has provided the latest figures of COVID-19 in BC.

(Previous numbers in brackets)

New Cases – 92

Total Cases – 884 (792)

Patients in Hospital – 81 (73)

Patients in ICU – 52

Recovered – 396 (275)

New Deaths – 1

Totals Deaths – 17 (16)

Health region breakdown;

Vancouver Coastal – 444 (391)

Fraser –291 (262)

Island – 60 (57)

Interior – 77 (70)

Northern – 12 (12)

Dr. Henry did not make any new public health orders.

More to come.

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Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Coquihalla Highway - Hope to Merritt
  • Okanagan Connector - Merritt to Kelowna

Adverse Winter Driving Conditions Due to Heavy Snow This Weekend.

An unseasonably cool spring storm will deliver significant snow to the high mountain passes of southern B.C. beginning this evening. Snow will continue through the day on Saturday as the system pushes across British Columbia. In the wake of the system on Sunday, intense bursts of flurries will add further accumulations. Gusty winds will reduce visibilities in blowing snow, particularly on Sunday.

The Coquihalla Highway, Hope to Merritt segment, could receive 30 to 40 cm by Sunday evening, making for challenging travel conditions. Allison Pass, the Okanagan Connector, Rogers Pass and Kootenay Pass could see 15 to 25 cm by Sunday night. Snow levels will be unseasonably low, hovering between 1100 and 1400 metres. A transition from rain at the lower elevations to heavy snow near the passes will make for adverse winter driving conditions.


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Dr. Bonnie Henry and the BC Health Ministry have released their model for the potential trajectories of COVID-19 in BC.

Along with potential trajectories, it also shows how many beds and ventilators are in BC hospitals in the event of the ‘worse case scenario’.

The presentation is too long to attempt to summarize. The full presentation can be found here -


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CKMQ Merritt is committed to keeping the residents of the Nicola Valley up to date with the latest information surrounding the Covid-19 outbreak. Q101 will be updating events and cancellations as they become available.

Currently postponed or cancelled  as of  7 a.m. March 27th 


  • All City of Merritt Park playgrounds are CLOSED to the public
  • All School District 58 playgrounds are CLOSED to the public until further notice.
  • FIERCE Merritt LGBTQ2+will be CANCELLING meetings until further notice.
  • Church services for Crossroads Community Church for this Sunday has been CANCELLED
  • Church services for Trinity United Church for this Sunday been CANCELLED
  • Church service at the Free Evangelical Church have been CANCELLED until further nnotice.
  • The Living With Loss Support Group have POSTPONED their Monday afternoon meetings until further notice.
  • Merritt Volleyball Association's Volleyfest for April 3-5 CANCELLED
  • Scw'exmx Child and Family Services Society Spring Camp CANCELLED
  • April's start-up for Merritt Youth Soccer has been POSTPONED until further notice.
  • Rock & Roll Dance hosted by Nicola Valley Cruisers Car Club April 4th CANCELLED
  • Merritt Girl Guides in person meetings CANCELLED until further notice. 
  • All face-to-face teaching at NVIT is POSTPONED until further notice. For details visit
  • Merritt Centennials office is CLOSED to the public. For more info phone Jared Thomas at 378-3604
  • Nicola Naturalist Society Monthly Meetings at NVIT have been CANCELLED.
  • Merritt Seniors Bingo ( Tuesdays) POSTPONED for 2 Weeks.
  • Activities such as potlucks, luncheons and more at the Merritt Senior Centre have been CANCELLED until further notice.
  • Home Based Business Market scheduled for April 26th has been CANCELLED. 
  • First Nations Student Hand Drumming & awakening of Canoe Celebration on March 31st CANCELLED.
  • Friday night bingo for Nicola Valley Food Bank held at the Elks Hall CANCELLED until further notice.
  • Wednesday afternoon bingo at the Elks Hall  has been CANCELLED until further notice. 
  • Merritt Centennials Spring Hockey Camp for April 3-5 has been CANCELLED
  • The Nicola Valley Food Bank board of directors meeting for March CANCELLED
  • City Of Merritt Recreational Facilities CLOSED including Merritt Civic Centre, Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre, Nicola Valley Memorial Arena, TNRD Merritt Library, Nicola Valley Courthouse Art Gallery,Visitor Centre at Baillie House.
  • There are NO EVENTS for the remainder of the semester at the NVIT gym
  • Royal Canadian Legion is CLOSED until further notice.
  • MSS Drive Thru Breakfast Fundraiser for April 2nd has been POSTPONED to a later date.
  • All programming with SCHSS has been SUSPENDED until further notice. 
  • Merritt Mom's and Families is CLOSED until further notice and will not be accepting clothes at this time.
  • Nicola Valley Museum and Archives CLOSED until further notice.
  • Merritt City Hall is CLOSED until further notice.
  • NIcola Valley Thunder Lacrosse is SUSPENDING all BCLA sanctioned activities.Online registration will remain open. 
  • Old Time Fiddlers meetings and workshops CANCELLED until further notice. 
  • Home Routes Concerts scheduled for April 22nd, CANCELLED
  • Nicola Valley Community Band Meetings CANCELLED until further notice
  • Merritt Vintage Car Club CANCELLED until further notice
  • Merritt Community Choir Meetings CANCELLED until further notice
  • Nicola Naturalist Society Meetings CANCELLED until further notice
  • Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings CANCELLED until further notice
  • Merritt Quilters Guild Meetings CANCELLED until further notice
  • Shriners Meetings CANCELLED until further notice
  • Navy League of Canada CANCELLED until further notice
  • Bee Keeper Society meetings CANCELLED until further notice 
  • Scw'exmx Child and Family Services 'Feel the Beat' CANCELLED until further notice

        If you have cancelled events to add to the list, email Michael Reeve at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or Roger White/Tyler Cronsilver at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 250-378-6133

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A tentative agreement under the B.C. government's Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate has been reached between the members of the BC Teachers' Federation (BCTF) and the BC Public School Employers' Association (BCPSEA).

The mandate focuses on improving services for people and ensuring fair and affordable compensation.

The tentative agreement covers just over 45,000 teachers represented by the BCTF who deliver education to students in the province's 60 school districts.

Further details about the agreement will be available once the ratification processes for the teachers and the employer-members of BCPSEA have been completed.


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