Garlic festival in Lower Nicola 8 KM to the west of Merritt BC :File Photo KDG

Lower Nicola is a small unincorporated community to the west of Merritt BC, on highway 8 to  Spence’s Bridge on the Thompson river. Lower Nicola is at the merging of the Guichon Creek and the Nicola River. Guichon Creek drains an area known as the Highland Valley.

According to what LN resident Sharon Woods said today a boil water is in effect for the community. Woods was down to the Nicola river in Merritt today checking it for levels.

Lower Nicola has community water and a park as well as other community property.

The community hosts a fall garlic festival that brings out antique farm and logging equipment as well as many home recipes and crafts.

They are also responsible for issuing notifications about drinking water quality. These are there notification levels, ranging from the least to most serious:

  1. Water quality advisory
  2. Boil water notice
  3. Do not use water notice

Note: Health authorities differ in whether they call such notifications “advisory,” “notice” or “notification.”

Vernon just had their boil water advisory lifted!

The advisory effects about 300 people in the community, and has been in effect for over a week.
Editors Note: Check official government sites for status reports.

On this Day: May 17th 1814

National Day in Norway established.