• Vernon's Homepage
  • Kelowna's Homepage


Broken pipe dampens library

The Okanagan Regional Library in Vernon found itself in some cold water on Monday after a pipe burst and flooded a portion of the building.

It happened around 6:30 p.m., near the outdoor book return bins. The break sent gallons of water spilling into various sections of the library.

Restoration crews have been on site while the water is mopped up and walls are dried out.

The branch foyer will reopen Thursday morning on a limited basis for book returns and hold pick-ups, but all programs are cancelled for the reminder of the week.

More information can be found on the library’s website.

Check out this video of CEO, Stephanie Hall, squeezing out the damaged books.


Comments on this story are pre-moderated and approval times may vary. Before they appear, comments are reviewed by moderators to ensure they meet our submission guidelines. Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments are open and welcome for three days after the story is published. We reserve the right to close comments before then. Comments that appear on the site are not the opinion of Castanet, but only of the comment writer.

More Vernon News

Recent Trending



Castanet pays for news tips. Email us a news tip, photo, or video and your name will be in a draw for our weekly news tip prize $25. Email us [email protected]


Vernon SPCA Featured Pet

Kangaroo Vernon SPCA >


Member of the RTNDA