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Carnival tix go on sale

Nov 20, 2017 / 4:45 pm

Tickets for next February's Vernon Winter Carnival go on sale Dec. 1 at 9 a.m. While many people phone in or go online these days, stalwarts often line up...

'Angel comes to rescue'

Nov 20, 2017 / 4:30 pm

UPDATE: 4:10 p.m. There was some good news for an Okanagan woman Monday when a stranger stepped in and paid her electricity bill. Pauline Vankoll's power...

Paddles on slow, for safety

Nov 20, 2017 / 2:56 pm

Flaggers throughout the Okanagan Valley are being urged to take part in a safety awareness rally next Saturday, following last week's accident where a...

We're still golfing

Nov 20, 2017 / 2:07 pm

There may not be many but there are still some hardy golfers out on the nine-hole course at Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club. The golf course reopened for...

Better bus service please!

Nov 20, 2017 / 12:59 pm

A Vernon resident will soon be pleading with city councillors to give his neighbourhood better bus service. James Kanester, who lives in Okanagan Landing, has a...

Eyes on BX ranch land

Nov 20, 2017 / 5:00 am

The possible sale of 55 acres of BX ranch land has sparked some concern, with a community group hoping to save it for public use. The BX Ranch Land Task Force,...

Big dreams in Vernon

Nov 19, 2017 / 10:50 am

Kalamalka Rotary's Dream Auction hit a new fundraising record Saturday night of more than $267,000. Considered one of the biggest gala events of the year in...

Drone search for missing

Nov 19, 2017 / 7:31 am

The North Okanagan's new Murdered and Missing Women drone search team has made its first effort to find four women missing in the region which also crosses...

Christmas is coming

Nov 18, 2017 / 1:36 pm

Kal Tire Place was looking a lot like Christmas Friday and Saturday during the annual Vernon Presents Christmas a Festival of Crafts and Gifts. Tanya Riznek,...

Life savers honoured

Nov 18, 2017 / 5:00 am

Bruce Roberts was given second lease on life thanks to a pair of complete strangers. Roberts was playing golf at Predator Ridge earlier this year when he...

Looking for good citizens

Nov 17, 2017 / 7:00 pm

The Junior Chamber International (JCI) Vernon Good Citizen Committee is looking for someone to reward for all their good deeds. JCI is now accepting nominations...

Fined for workplace death

Nov 17, 2017 / 2:58 pm

A Vernon business has been fined $2,500 by WorkSafe BC in relation to a workplace fatality last year. Another Level Automotive & Offroad Ltd. was fined in...

Flagger struck

Nov 17, 2017 / 12:24 pm

UPDATE 4:13 p.m. North Okanagan RCMP Traffic Services are continuing their investigation of a motor vehicle incident which resulted in a traffic control person...

Spooky maze breaks records

Nov 17, 2017 / 8:00 am

Thousands of people across the Okanagan were looking for a spook this Halloween season, with record attendance numbers at the annual Field of Screams in Vernon....

Pioneer honoured with rose

Nov 17, 2017 / 5:00 am

The rose is already connected to pioneer Catherine O'Hare Schubert and now an Armstrong group is raising funds to have a bright pink rose named in her...

Keep your head up

Nov 16, 2017 / 8:00 pm

The City of Vernon is reminding pedestrians, cyclists and drivers to keep their heads up as the days get shorter and reduced daylight hours increase the risk of...

Another sunroof blows

Nov 16, 2017 / 3:52 pm

There's been another shattering experience for a Vernon resident. Markus Tobler said he and a friend were returning home from a trip to Radium Hot Springs...

Biz cheers homeless plan

Nov 16, 2017 / 2:42 pm

An outspoken business woman has welcomed a big provincial announcement of new housing for the homeless in Vernon. “It's awesome,” said Vicki...

It's just a slash burn

Nov 16, 2017 / 2:35 pm

There's smoke in the hills above Coldstream, but there is no need to be alarmed. According to officials with the District of Coldstream the white, billowing...

Big plans for culture

Nov 16, 2017 / 12:10 pm

Plans are moving forward for a new multi-purpose cultural facility for Greater Vernon that will house the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives and Vernon Public...

Extras wanted for war movie

Nov 16, 2017 / 11:36 am

A Second World War movie being filmed in the North Okanagan is looking for extras to get in front of the camera. The movie, Peace, is being made by Enderby...

Water plan not so pricey

Nov 16, 2017 / 11:03 am

A new look Greater Vernon Master Water Plan has gone to Interior Health for approval and, this time, it is expected to get a thumbs up. "I think our water...

The science of having fun

Nov 16, 2017 / 9:43 am

A popular spot for youngsters, the Okanagan Science Centre will be adults only for its annual Science Pub event. Held on Saturday, Nov. 25 from 7-11 p.m., the...

Help needed for Xmas feast

Nov 16, 2017 / 5:00 am

Members of the Together For Christmas Society want to make sure no one has to be alone on Christmas Day. The group of concerned citizens is once again...

Rally for life-changing drug

Nov 16, 2017 / 5:00 am

A rally is to be held on the steps of the provincial legislature in Victoria later this month as two B.C. women ask for help to purchase an expensive drug which...

Let's not ignore cenotaph

Nov 15, 2017 / 8:00 pm

Although Vernon's main Remembrance Day ceremony will remain at Kal Tire Place, the city will be offering to supply a mic with a speaker and a representative...

City explains snow rules

Nov 15, 2017 / 4:29 pm

The City of Armstrong is reviewing its snow removal policy after complaints from residents, some of whom had trouble getting out of their driveways after a big...

A 'shattering' experience

Nov 15, 2017 / 4:17 pm

A Kelowna college student thought something fell from the sky when her car's sunroof suddenly shattered, Wednesday. Sarah Manchester was driving from her...

Housing for homeless

Nov 15, 2017 / 2:04 pm

There should soon be no more cold nights or couch surfing for some of Vernon's homeless population after a major announcement from the B.C. government on...

Fares and fees to climb

Nov 15, 2017 / 12:51 pm

A lot of things are going to cost a bit more next year. Riding the bus from Vernon to the UBC Okanagan campus is set to double next Apr. 1 if you are paying...

Buying another rail trail

Nov 15, 2017 / 10:27 am

The Okanagan Rail Trail is being built, now eyes are turning north to the planned North Okanagan/Shuswap Rail Trail. The North Okanagan Regional District board...

Gift-A-Metre is back

Nov 15, 2017 / 9:38 am

Every Tuesday the Bean Scene Coffee House in Vernon has been serving up tasty treats while helping the Okanagan Rail Trail. The downtown coffee shop has been...

Terrifying encounter

Nov 15, 2017 / 5:00 am

A Vernon woman is sounding the alarm after a frightening incident in lower East Hill earlier this week. Danusia Tarr posted on social media she was walking her...

No more pot shops here

Nov 15, 2017 / 5:00 am

It may be too little, too late, but Vernon city council has moved to stop further marijuana dispensaries setting up business in the city. Council has given...

Drunk drivers nabbed

Nov 14, 2017 / 8:19 pm

More than 100 impaired drivers were taken off the road in the North Okanagan between July and the end of the September. RCMP statistics show 88 drivers in...

Homelessness task force

Nov 14, 2017 / 5:00 pm

It's a big committee with a large mission. City council has given its approval to the creation of a task force that will look at the issues of homelessness,...

Wrecking ball for Civic

Nov 14, 2017 / 3:40 pm

UPDATE: 3:40 p.m. Vernon city council has given approval to pursue demolition of the old Civic Arena. "It will face the wrecking ball," confirmed...

10 of the Top 20 Under 40

Nov 14, 2017 / 3:10 pm

It was a tough decision, but the first 10 recipients in the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce's Top 20 under 40 powered by KPMG have been selected. They...

SilverStar to open for Nordic

Nov 14, 2017 / 12:47 pm

All that early snow has been a bonus for skiers. SilverStar Mountain Resort has announced that it will open its Nordic skiing, fat biking and snowshoeing this...

Budget could be a whopper

Nov 14, 2017 / 12:10 pm

A request for six new RCMP officers could mean a substantial hike to the City of Vernon's 2018 budget and an increase in property taxes next year....

$1 mil ask from RCMP

Nov 14, 2017 / 5:00 am

The City of Vernon needs more cops in order to fight crime and reduce the heavy workload of RCMP officers in the local detachment, according to Supt. Jim...

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