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Vernon News Last 7 days

Kindness week in pink

Feb 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

It's not only Pink Shirt Day at Kalamalka Secondary in Coldstream, it is Kindness Week – an effort to counter the effects of bullying. A safe schools...

Hwy 97 now open

Feb 21, 2017 / 6:27 pm

UPDATE 8:35 P.M. DriveBC is reporting the highway is now open. Highway 97 north of Vernon is closed due to an accident. DriveBC is reporting the road is closed...

Injury accident in Lavington

Feb 21, 2017 / 6:16 pm

Castanet has been told one person was taken to hospital with serious injuries following an accident on Highway 6. The collision occurred in Lavington Tuesday...

Future firefighter rewarded

Feb 21, 2017 / 6:00 pm

A young North Westside firefighter has been awarded an inaugural scholarship for his work and contributions to the community. At the age of 16, Nicolaas...

Lab holds up crash probe

Feb 21, 2017 / 3:13 pm

A backup at a laboratory used by the North Okanagan RCMP and other detachments is holding up an investigation into a fatal crash on Highway 6 that occurred...

Lots of choices on ballots

Feb 21, 2017 / 2:22 pm

There are plenty of choices for the leadership of the Okanagan Indian Band. The OKIB will holding its elections March 29. There are 33 people running for 10...

Farm sorry for Spall spill

Feb 21, 2017 / 12:57 pm

The manager of a farm in Spallumcheen where a sewage lagoon breached its banks last Thursday has apologized for the incident and said remedial action was taken...

Preparing for pot shops

Feb 21, 2017 / 10:15 am

The City of Enderby plans to continue to deny business licences to marijuana shops as long as the drug remains illegal under the Criminal Code – but staff...

Splatsin, SilverStar MOU

Feb 21, 2017 / 9:03 am

The Splatsin First Nation and SilverStar Mountain Resort have signed an memorandum of understanding to work to protect and enhance cultural resources on the...

Major crash at Hwy 6

Feb 21, 2017 / 7:40 am

Emergency crews responded to a head-on crash Tuesday morning. There's no word yet on injuries, but the collision at Highway 6 and Pottery Road at 5:30 a.m....

GoFund track lawyers

Feb 21, 2017 / 5:00 am

The Okanagan Equestrian Society is racing to raise cash for its court battle against the City of Vernon over Kin Race Track. A ten-day hearing begins in a New...

Sledders focus on family

Feb 21, 2017 / 5:00 am

The Lumby-Mabel Lake Snowmobile Association will be hosting it’s annual club appreciation day next weekend. Safety demonstrations and lessons will be...

Inventor opens workshop

Feb 20, 2017 / 7:40 pm

An inventor is opening his workshop in Vernon to those who like to tinker with machines and tools and are fascinated by electricity. 'A Morning with an...

A weird B&E

Feb 20, 2017 / 2:45 pm

Two Vernon businesses and a residence have been hit by burglars recently, and police have video of one culprit involved in the strangest theft of all. On Feb....

Suffering after hit by car

Feb 20, 2017 / 2:17 pm

UPDATE: 2:15 p.m. The mother of a teenage boy who was one of two hit by a car in Armstrong last week is questioning why the incident happened and says her son...

Ice blamed for crashes

Feb 20, 2017 / 12:25 pm

Icy roads are being partially blamed for two weekend crashes on Highway 97a in the North Okanagan, although drivers are being urged to slow down. On Sunday...

Mailbox thefts rife

Feb 20, 2017 / 12:00 pm

Coldstream has been hit by a series of mailbox thefts which follow a similar to pattern to a series of thefts in Vernon in January. On Feb. 13th, Canada Post...

Cops probe school alert

Feb 20, 2017 / 11:09 am

North Okanagan RCMP are looking for a man who reportedly approached a ten-year-old boy from Armstrong Elementary after classes last Thursday and offered him a...

Vipers get set for playoffs

Feb 20, 2017 / 9:39 am

The Vernon Vipers are getting set for playoff hockey. Action will begin Friday, Mar. 17 and Saturday, Mar. 18 at Kal Tire Place. “The Vipers will have to...

Walk for Alzheimer's

Feb 20, 2017 / 5:00 am

Teams are being sought for the Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer's in Vernon this spring. The event is Canada's largest fundraiser for Alzheimer's...

Countryside too noisy

Feb 20, 2017 / 5:00 am

A group in Lavington is urging Coldstream council to “take the noise issue seriously” and implement a progressive bylaw. “Noise is a definite...

Sold out in 1 hour

Feb 19, 2017 / 1:33 pm

It's the hottest ticket in town. Tickets for the popular Bollywood Bang charity event in Vernon sold out in just over one hour last week, according to...

Crash sends 1 to hospital

Feb 19, 2017 / 12:40 pm

A two vehicle crash at 32nd Street and 39 Avenue sent one person to hospital for observation Sunday, said an RCMP officer at the scene. The bumper from one car...

Crash north of Grindrod

Feb 19, 2017 / 9:20 am

UPDATE: 9:20 a.m. Power to 231 BC Hydro customers in the Grindrod area was restored Sunday morning after being out all night following a motor vehicle accident...

Armstrong Elementary alert

Feb 19, 2017 / 8:14 am

Parents with children at Armstrong Elementary are being warned that a student was approached by a man last Thursday, asking if the child wanted a ride. A safety...

An explosive request

Feb 19, 2017 / 5:00 am

A North Okanagan resident says she wants local governments to consider a bylaw with some explosive repercussions. Coldstream resident Suzanne Bell is asking...

Spill worries Spall

Feb 18, 2017 / 5:59 pm

A sewage lagoon breach on a dairy farm on Salmon River Road has concerned already frustrated Spallumcheen residents in the Hullcar Valley living with a tainted...

Pregnancy discrimination?

Feb 18, 2017 / 10:30 am

A Vernon woman says the owner of The Squires Four Public House mistreated and discriminated against her while she worked there, due to her pregnancy. Haylee...

Robbery sparked gun battle

Feb 18, 2017 / 5:00 am

A shootout that shocked Vernon was triggered by an attempted armed robbery, B.C. Supreme Court heard this week. Jacob Lowes, one of three men charged in the...

New charge for Schneider

Feb 17, 2017 / 9:37 pm

The man accused in the murder of a Japanese student in Vancouver has also been charged in a sexual assault in Vernon. The sex crime related to the new charge...

Tory contender visits

Feb 17, 2017 / 2:05 pm

Conservative leadership hopeful Lisa Raitt made a stop Friday in Vernon. Raitt is one of 14 people vying to lead the federal Conservative Party. She spoke at...

From 50 km/h to 30 km/h?

Feb 17, 2017 / 1:28 pm

Is 50 km/h too fast? Residents on a quiet Coldstream street want the speed limit dropped to 30 km/h. Robb and Sara Thompson say there seems to be little regard...

Car crashes into motel

Feb 17, 2017 / 11:27 am

UPDATE: 11:25 a.m. Emergency officials say a car ran a stop sign, ricocheted off an SUV and slammed into a motel Friday morning. "He ended up going right...

Hemp treats to Middle Earth

Feb 17, 2017 / 9:42 am

Dogs in New Zealand are about to get a taste of the North Okanagan. True Leaf Pet, a Vernon-based company that manufactures hemp dog treats, has entered into an...

Coldstream reviews taxes

Feb 17, 2017 / 5:00 am

Coldstream residents will have a chance to look at the district's proposed 2017 budget at a proposed March 8th meeting at the district hall. District...

Paramedics seek support

Feb 17, 2017 / 5:00 am

Paramedics in the North Okanagan continue to seek support from the public in their bid to be given the same collective bargaining rights as firefighters and...

Kal Lake Road concern

Feb 16, 2017 / 7:00 pm

The likely closure of Kalamalka Lake Road for upgrades later this year is causing some concern in Coldstream. The City of Vernon is considering a possible...

Concerned by docks

Feb 16, 2017 / 2:30 pm

A number of local governments are concerned by a loosening of provincial regulations that would make it harder to monitor proposed or newly-built lakeside...

Greens jump into race

Feb 16, 2017 / 1:25 pm

The Green Party has fielded a candidate for the Vernon-Monashee riding. Keli Westgate, sales and marketing manager for Spa Hills Compost, has entered the race....

Up all night fighting fires

Feb 16, 2017 / 12:54 pm

Firefighters with the Armstrong-Spallumcheen fire department were up all night fighting two blazes. Crews were called to the Rose Valley Square Mall in...

Covered in snow & speeding

Feb 16, 2017 / 11:30 am

RCMP officers in Vernon are shaking their heads over a speeding driver who was spotted in a snow-covered vehicle on Highway 97 just north of the city on Sunday....

Charge after hwy crash

Feb 16, 2017 / 8:35 am

UPDATE: 9:25 a.m. Vernon RCMP say a driver, who is alleged to have been drinking, is facing penalties under the BC Motor Vehicle Act after a collision on...

Vernon woman found

Feb 16, 2017 / 8:30 am

UPDATE: Feb. 16, 8:30 a.m. Police say Lorna Bostock has been found safe and sound. ORIGINAL: Feb. 15 Vernon/North Okanagan RCMP are searching for a local woman...

Interest in lake access

Feb 16, 2017 / 5:52 am

There appears to be significant interest in whether or not Vernon city council approves funding for public access sites along Okanagan Lake. Dozens of people...

Property crime way up

Feb 16, 2017 / 5:00 am

There was a big bump in property crime in the North Okanagan over the last three months of 2016, according to statistics supplied by the RCMP. “Overall,...

Armed officer at bus station

Feb 15, 2017 / 1:39 pm

Vernon RCMP officers responded to a complaint of a possible weapon seen in the area of the Greyhound bus station early Wednesday afternoon. "No one was...

Armstrong hit with cop costs

Feb 15, 2017 / 12:00 pm

Taxpayers in Armstrong will be in for a shock this year as the cost of policing climbs. Data from the 2016 census shows the number of people living in the North...

3 charged with robbery

Feb 15, 2017 / 9:41 am

Three people appeared in Vernon provincial court Wednesday charged with robbery in connection with an incident at the 7-11 in Armstrong on Valentine's Day....

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