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Multicultural champions

Mar 25, 2019 / 12:20 pm

For their work in breaking down cultural barriers, 10 people were named as 2019 Multicultural Community Champions by the Social Planning Council for the North...

Park full of trash

Mar 25, 2019 / 11:41 am

Spring has officially arrived in the North Okanagan and that means more people will be heading outdoors to enjoy the amenities the city has to offer. But there...

Hwy 97 slow southbound

Mar 25, 2019 / 10:31 am

Southbound traffic on Highway 97 is backed up near the Jammery. Traffic is moving at a crawl and is backed up through Winfield. Christine Rosenberger tells...

Truck fire out of control

Mar 25, 2019 / 7:22 am

Vernon fire crews had their hands busy with a vehicle fire early Sunday morning. Captain Doug Imrich with Vernon Fire and Rescue tells Castanet the truck fire...

Thieves want your money

Mar 25, 2019 / 5:00 am

It's tax season and that means more people than the government will be trying to get your money. The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are reminding residents to...

Tales from Nepal

Mar 25, 2019 / 5:00 am

A story of caring from the other side of the globe will be coming to the Okanagan Science Centre in Vernon. Join Suresh Shrestha and Govinda Ghimire to hear how...

Dust advisory ended

Mar 24, 2019 / 10:15 am

A dust advisory for the Vernon area issued a week ago has been lifted. The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy lifted the advisory Sunday...

Good vibrations at Star

Mar 24, 2019 / 7:24 am

There’s a mountain festival of seismic proportions going on at Silver Star. Music echoed through the village, Saturday, as crowds came searching for fun...

Downtown roadwork begins

Mar 24, 2019 / 6:44 am

Work on a downtown Vernon road improvement project will begin Monday. The 28th Avenue road and utility rehabilitation project will see road closures through...

Here comes Aqua Van

Mar 24, 2019 / 5:00 am

The Ocean Wise AquaVan will splash down at the Okanagan Science Centre in Vernon Sunday, March 31. The award-winnng AquaVan features interactive displays of...

Saw his friend swept away

Mar 23, 2019 / 4:09 pm

A GoFundMe set up to support Silver Star avalanche victim Nathan Fisher has reached and surpassed its goal in just one day, climbing above $21,000 in donations....

High number of pot shops

Mar 23, 2019 / 5:00 am

Seven applications to open pot shops will come before Vernon city council on Monday. City staff has recommended “council provide a positive recommendation...

ICBC: privatize, yes or no?

Mar 23, 2019 / 5:00 am

With ICBC premiums going up yet again and the Crown corporation struggling financially, some people are calling for the privatization of the insurance giant....

Award for cultural unity

Mar 22, 2019 / 5:00 pm

For her tireless work on breaking down cultural barriers and fighting racism, Vernon city councillor Dalvir Nahal has been honoured by the province. Nahal is...

Blasting for safety at Star

Mar 22, 2019 / 1:40 pm

Ski patrollers with SilverStar Mountain Resort are using explosives to stabilize parts of the mountain. Ian Jenkins, with SilverStar, said some members of the...

Lucky to be alive

Mar 22, 2019 / 11:51 am

Tori Abbott is lucky to be alive. Fortunately, Abbott was only shaken and not injured when something smashed into her car Thursday afternoon. Abbot was heading...

Kal Rotary donates bigtime

Mar 22, 2019 / 9:00 am

Vernon's Kalamalka Rotary Club has announced $194,000 in donations to 14 local organizations following its record-setting Dream Auction. Major donations...

Wait and see for fruit trees

Mar 22, 2019 / 5:00 am

It was a wacky winter weather-wise, and that has orchardists keeping an eye on this year's crop. From a green Christmas to a warm January to a very cold...

Gala a grand event

Mar 21, 2019 / 8:30 pm

Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation is looking for some smooth operators for its 23rd annual Hospital Gala. The popular event takes place May 11. The...

Hydro offers local grants

Mar 21, 2019 / 8:00 pm

BC Hydro is offering community grants of up to $10,000. The utility's Vernon office has issued a press release encouraging non-profits, registered charities...