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Vernon News Last 7 days

Crash at Crystal Waters Rd

Jan 23, 2017 / 6:50 pm

Emergency crews are heading to the scene of a single vehicle crash on Highway 97 between Lake Country and Vernon. Reports indicate a vehicle has gone down an...

Blaze on Mt. Bulman

Jan 23, 2017 / 5:55 pm

UPDATE: 5:45 p.m. A fire has destroyed the garage of a house on the 800 block of Mt. Bulman Place in Vernon and caused extensive smoke and heat damage inside...

Plans for new taxi service

Jan 23, 2017 / 3:13 pm

Some members of city council are excited by plans for a new, environmentally-friendly taxi service in Vernon. Current Taxi hopes to use from two to four Tesla...

Fire roars in Armstrong

Jan 23, 2017 / 12:06 pm

UPDATE: 12:00 p.m. The Armstrong/Spallumcheen fire department spent five hours in a struggle against a roaring fire in a shop up Reservoir Road, above McLeod...

Smash & grab at business

Jan 23, 2017 / 11:08 am

Vernon RCMP report a business was broken into along the Swan Lake corridor early Saturday morning. Officers responded to an alarm at Timberstar Tractor on the...

108 drug overdoses

Jan 23, 2017 / 10:52 am

Illicit drug overdoses spiked in Vernon, Penticton and Nelson in November and December as smaller communities got caught up in the fentanyl crisis, according to...

Hometown Hockey fun

Jan 22, 2017 / 2:52 pm

It was another day of Rogers Hometown Hockey events in Vernon Sunday, enjoyed by plenty of kids. Girls and boys, from tots to teens, turned up to get autographs...

Enderby sledders located

Jan 22, 2017 / 9:41 am

Vernon Search and Rescue went to the aid of two Enderby snowmobilers reported overdue Saturday evening. RCMP called out search volunteers at 6:30 p.m. yesterday...

144 homeless in Vernon

Jan 22, 2017 / 9:00 am

A survey of Vernon's homeless population last October found 144 people without a place to call home. The count was led by the John Howard Society and...

Leadership race interesting

Jan 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

It will likely not be the same media circus as it has been south of the border, but a controversial Canadian businessman entering politics is creating more...

Co-op offers green grants

Jan 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

Last year, a group of Calgary students received funds to transform an empty outdoor courtyard into an outdoor classroom and some Nanaimo green thumbs were given...

The good ol' hockey game

Jan 21, 2017 / 2:27 pm

It was all about Canada's favourite game Saturday as Hometown Hockey came to Vernon. The street in front of City Hall was blocked off for the numerous...

Emergency day at the Star

Jan 21, 2017 / 11:18 am

There was one emergency after another at Silver Star Mountain today and that is exactly the way it was planned. The third-annual Emergency Services Day was held...

Police find missing man

Jan 21, 2017 / 7:56 am

UPDATE 7:55 A.M. Matthew Jay Pollard has been found. Vernon RCMP are requesting the public's assistance in locating a missing man. Matthew Jay Pollard was...

Rental act needs tweaking

Jan 21, 2017 / 5:00 am

The Rental Tenancy Act does what it is meant to do, but it needs to do it faster. Sean McCoey manages several rental units for Delaney Properties in Vernon and...

Trade may become tougher

Jan 20, 2017 / 4:41 pm

The winds of change are blowing, and they are coming from the south. With controversial businessman Donald Trump being sworn in as the 45th president of the...

Vipers to face Warriors

Jan 20, 2017 / 3:10 pm

Coming off a 5-4 loss to the Merritt Centennials Wednesday at home, the Vernon Vipers will head south to face the West Kelowna Warriors tonight. The two BC...

Water service cut off

Jan 20, 2017 / 6:09 am

Castanet has received unconfirmed reports that water service was cut off overnight to an area of South Vernon. Residents of 24th Avenue apparently were without...

The overdose fight

Jan 20, 2017 / 5:00 am

The number of illicit drug overdose deaths in Vernon would have been even higher last year if it were not for a provincial naloxone program, according to Kelly...

16 years of giving

Jan 20, 2017 / 5:00 am

Every week for the past 16 years, Jake and Mary Spoor have been giving away flowers. The couple have been operating the Vernon Flower Shop for the past 40 years...

Doggone problem

Jan 19, 2017 / 7:00 pm

It took eight hours and two court appearances for Vernon resident Dalvir Nahal to fight three tickets issued by K9 Control, the company which runs the local...

A tale of survival

Jan 19, 2017 / 2:51 pm

What was supposed to be a fun day in the powder turned into an overnight ordeal of survival for a North Okanagan man who has described what happened before a...

Hot pursuit through diner

Jan 19, 2017 / 2:03 pm

Diners at a Salmon Arm restaurant got to watch a live episode of Cops when a bad guy ran through the eatery with police in hot pursuit. On Jan. 12, as RCMP were...

Inviting downtown spaces

Jan 19, 2017 / 12:00 pm

Efforts are underway to make downtown Vernon more appealing and even safer for visitors. The Downtown Vernon Assciation is involved in a government-funded...

Getting ready for show

Jan 19, 2017 / 11:56 am

Several transport trucks took over the street in front of Vernon city hall Thursday to set up for the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour. While the event doesn't...

A landlord's nightmare

Jan 19, 2017 / 5:00 am

Michelle has had enough. For more than two decades she has owned rental units in the North Okanagan, but after dealing with a rogue tenant and her lack of legal...

Softwood penalties concern

Jan 18, 2017 / 7:27 pm

Vernon Monashee MLA Eric Foster believes the province's softwood lumber industry is “in for a change” once U.S. president-elect Donald Trump...

Star stars in commercial

Jan 18, 2017 / 5:07 pm

A car may be the centre of attention, but a local ski hill provided the perfect backdrop. KIA Motors has released a commercial featuring their vehicles driving...

Rec Centre open again

Jan 18, 2017 / 2:50 pm

The Vernon Recreation Centre has reopened after closing briefly Wednesday afternoon to allow BC Hydro crews to address issues with a nearby transformer. ...

Contract talks on hold

Jan 18, 2017 / 2:42 pm

Talks between the City of Vernon and the city's professional firefighter have come to a halt. Tanya Laing Gahr, city spokesperson, said “there's...

Ski docs at Silver Star

Jan 18, 2017 / 12:09 pm

For those worried about a broken bone or another type of medical trauma on the ski hill, a critical part of SilverStar’s emergency services is the Ski...

Mayor concerned by ODs

Jan 18, 2017 / 12:00 pm

Vernon Mayor Akbal Mund has expressed concern over the number of overdose deaths from illicit drugs in the Vernon area last year. Figures from the BC Coroners...

Digging in to composting

Jan 18, 2017 / 11:00 am

If comments on social media are any indication, there is a lot of support for a composting program in the region. Vernon city councillor Dalvir Nahal posted a...

Capital works input wanted

Jan 18, 2017 / 10:15 am

Residents will have a chance to check out upcoming capital works projects in the city at an open house later this month. The City of Vernon is inviting the...

Be careful on Highway 97

Jan 18, 2017 / 9:36 am

Motorists are describing the highway between Vernon and Kelowna as hazardous. One motorist told Castanet, Highway 97 is foggy and snowy with slushy sections....

Enderby restricts smokers

Jan 18, 2017 / 5:46 am

You had better stub out that cigarette. Enderby city council has given three readings to a tobacco control regulation that prohibits smoking within six metres...

Skiing to the top

Jan 18, 2017 / 5:00 am

Vernon resident Denys Lawrence has glided his way into the top spot of the Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors. Lawrence has been named president of...

Housing focus of meeting

Jan 17, 2017 / 4:54 pm

There are a lot of challenges, but no easy solutions to the area's rental problems. Anyone who has tried to find somewhere to live in Vernon knows how hard...

Lining up for French

Jan 17, 2017 / 4:03 pm

UPDATE: 3:55 p.m. A total of 93 students were registered for French immersion kindergarten in the Vernon School District on Tuesday. Parents waited for hours in...

RCMP probe car fire

Jan 17, 2017 / 2:47 pm

Vernon RCMP officers are investigating a car fire late Monday night on Meadowlark Road. The BX/Swan Lake fire department was called out at 11:30 p.m. to an...

Signing up for health

Jan 17, 2017 / 2:08 pm

A total of 480 Vernon area residents signed up last week for online access to their personal health information. Interior Health project teams for the...

Climate change focus of talk

Jan 17, 2017 / 12:45 pm

A Nobel Prize winner will be coming to Vernon next week to talk about climate change. Dr. Andrew Weaver, who is also hailed as a world-renowned climate change...

Lumby cash climbing

Jan 17, 2017 / 12:40 pm

Lumby's 2016 Hockeyville win continues to generate cash. The village won $100,000 after winning the national title last year, with the money to be used to...

Minor hockey scores cheque

Jan 17, 2017 / 12:01 pm

Minor hockey teams have scored some cash as Hometown Hockey arrives in Vernon. The Greater Vernon and North Okanagan minor hockey associations will share the...

Canine cuddle at hospital

Jan 17, 2017 / 5:00 am

When you are feeling sick or lonely, sometimes there's nothing like a good cuddle. That is being offered at Vernon Jubilee Hospital and surrounding...

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