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Vernon News Last 7 days

Welcome all to firehall

Apr 22, 2017 / 7:30 pm

UPDATE: 7:30 p.m. The mayors of Armstrong and Spallumcheen had some help Saturday as they took part in a grand opening at the communities' joint firehall....

Home show has it all

Apr 22, 2017 / 1:11 pm

If it has to do with your home or your health, odds are it can be found at the Vernon Spring Home Show. This the 19th year for the popular show that runs...

Water worries continue

Apr 22, 2017 / 8:12 am

There are more water woes for some Okanagan Landing residents. Earlier week, Castanet reported on heavy water runoff in the 8800 block of Okanagan Landing Road...

Northern lights put on show

Apr 22, 2017 / 6:42 am

The northern lights put on a show over the North Okanagan Friday night. Photographer Jerry Mason shared this image of the spectacle, shot on the way from...

Have a Heart for kids

Apr 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

Once again, people are being urged to turn their radio dials to Sun FM in Vernon for the 14th annual Sun FM Have a Heart Radiothon. The event takes place April...

New location for bash

Apr 21, 2017 / 4:14 pm

There has been a change of venue for the Bollywood Bang. The popular party is now being held at the Vernon Curling Club, 3400 39 Ave. The The 900 tickets for...

Small slide covers road

Apr 21, 2017 / 1:36 pm

UPDATE 1:30 P.M. Road maintenance crews were called to Greenhow Road near Swan Lake after an earth embankment gave way Friday. The water-soaked slope collapsed...

8 seconds to glory

Apr 21, 2017 / 11:11 am

There is a whole lot of bull in Lumby this weekend – literally. Some 17 bull riders from throughout B.C., and two from Alberta will try to hold on for...

Don't trash it, treasure it

Apr 21, 2017 / 10:43 am

The City of Enderby is hosting its inaugural Enderby Treasure Hunt Saturday May 6. Enderby residents are invited to place items that they wish to...

Rough ride for road plan

Apr 21, 2017 / 5:00 am

Vernon city council chambers were busy Thursday night as members of the public took a look at detailed drawings for the controversial $3 million Kalamalka Lake...

Shovels in the ground

Apr 21, 2017 / 5:00 am

Heavy machinery has taken over the back parking lot of Kal Tire Place as work on the new arena begins. Doug Ross, the City of Vernon's director of...

Still shaking those eggs

Apr 20, 2017 / 4:39 pm

The unwelcome Canada Geese that make the Okanagan their home are in for a bit of a shake up. At least their eggs are. For the 11th year in a row, an egg addling...

$100 grand given away

Apr 20, 2017 / 2:11 pm

VantageOne Credit Union has given away $100,000 to 11 local organizations that help others. Cheques from the VantageOne Great Community Giveaway were...

Rain can't stop market

Apr 20, 2017 / 1:00 pm

A deluge of spring rain was not enough to stop the Vernon Farmers Market from opening for the season Thursday. Ingrid Baron, market manager, said there were 60...

Rain closes play fields

Apr 20, 2017 / 12:20 pm

Local athletes can take the day off. The city of Vernon is closing all ball and soccer fields for the remainder of the day due to the saturation from the heavy...

Turbidity turns off Kal source

Apr 20, 2017 / 12:11 pm

The Kalamalka Lake water source was to be turned off Thursday due to increased turbidity in the water. The turbidity is blamed on spring run-off caused by snow...

Car fire doused

Apr 20, 2017 / 11:29 am

A BX/Swan Lake Fire Department crew was called out to douse a car fire in heavy rain Thursday morning. Firefighters were called out about 10:45 a.m. to a house...

More rail trail OK'd

Apr 20, 2017 / 11:04 am

While safety work begins on the Okanagan Rail Trail, the purchase of the CP Rail corridor between Armstrong and Sicamous has cleared another hurdle. Conditional...

Preparing for emergency

Apr 20, 2017 / 10:19 am

It was taken very seriously. The City of Vernon held a simulated emergency situation at Vernon Regional Airport Thursday morning. The simulation involved crews...

You can vote now

Apr 20, 2017 / 5:00 am

B.C.'s provincial election takes place May 9, but for those who plan to be away or just want to get the jump on everyone else, it is possible to vote now....

Steps toward mental health

Apr 20, 2017 / 5:00 am

Every journey begins with a single step and on May 12 Kayla Read will take the first step on an amazing journey of self-discovery. In an effort to raise...

Snow's gone, let's bike

Apr 19, 2017 / 6:34 pm

Community bike rides are back on the agenda in Vernon now that the weather has turned a little warmer. Cyclists of all ages and ability are welcome to take part...

Vernon nice place to retire

Apr 19, 2017 / 4:38 pm

When it comes to retiring, only two places in Canada are better than Vernon. According to Slice, Vernon is the third-best place in the nation to retire with...

Rock for hospital care

Apr 19, 2017 / 3:40 pm

They'll be rocking and rolling at the Longhorn Pub in aid of Vernon Jubilee Hospital on Sunday. The seventh annual Rock for Care takes place, Apr il 23 from...

Water, water everywhere

Apr 19, 2017 / 1:31 pm

The heavy spring run off is causing concerns for some Okanagan Landing Residents. Inge Friesen lives in the 8800 block of Okanagan Landing Road and for days...

No place to call home

Apr 19, 2017 / 11:24 am

At least 75 people in Vernon have no place to call home. Vernon's COOL team, made up of community outreach workers, conducted a semi-annual homeless count...

High flyer for Canada Day

Apr 19, 2017 / 10:04 am

A real high flyer will be landing in Vernon on Canada Day. Coldstream's own Reagan Sieg will be performing at Canada's 150th birthday on July 1. Sieg is...

Design for Kal Lake Road

Apr 19, 2017 / 9:05 am

A controversial project is about to go public, this time with detailed drawings and a time table. A public consultation meeting for the $3 million Kalamalka...

Let the debates begin

Apr 19, 2017 / 5:00 am

The verbal battle of the provincial candidates begins tonight ahead of the May 9 provincial election. The four candidates vying for the Vernon-Monashee seat in...

Jailed for holding senior

Apr 19, 2017 / 5:00 am

A man has been given more jail time for holding a senior citizen in Vernon against his will in March of last year. Gregory Philip Jolicoeur, 51, appeared last...

Oh deer, look at that

Apr 18, 2017 / 6:30 pm

Darrel Wihnon has never seen anything like it before. It was at 8 a.m. last Sunday the local man spotted several deer casually walking through Vernon's...

Ticket for hitting pedestrian

Apr 18, 2017 / 5:59 pm

The driver of a vehicle who hit a pedestrian crossing Shuswap Avenue at Miller Street in Lumby last weekend has been ticketed and fined under the Motor Vehicle...

Polson Park gunfight plea

Apr 18, 2017 / 4:42 pm

A man has pleaded guilty to three weapons charges in connection with a gunfight at Polson Park in the summer of 2014. Adrien Dziedzic, 26, entered the guilty...

Schneider plea expected

Apr 18, 2017 / 2:36 pm

A former Vernon resident charged in the death a woman in the Lower Mainland is expected to plead guilty to sexual assault charges in a separate case later this...

Explosives, guns and drugs

Apr 18, 2017 / 1:36 pm

Police in Vernon have seized a cache of explosives, weapons, drugs and stolen property. Two men have been arrested. On April 8, officers stopped a vehicle after...

Huge fine for school dist.

Apr 18, 2017 / 10:06 am

School District 22 has been slapped with a massive $628,034.57 fine for violation of an Occupational Health and Safety regulation related to asbestos in the...

SPCA hails jail for abuser

Apr 18, 2017 / 9:14 am

Investigations officers with the BC SPCA have welcomed a Vernon's judge's decision to jail an Armstrong man who violated the terms of his sentence...

Sinkhole repairs underway

Apr 18, 2017 / 9:05 am

City of Vernon crews are hoping the sinkhole that opened on 42nd Avenue on Saturday will be repaired and reopened to traffic by the end of the week. Currently,...

Plant seeks permit changes

Apr 18, 2017 / 5:00 am

Pinnacle Renewable Energy has applied for changes to an environmental permit for its Lavington pellet plant and officials will meet with Coldstream council in a...

Baker injured in crash

Apr 16, 2017 / 2:21 pm

The owner of Ida's Bakery on Vernon Street in Lumby was hit and injured by a vehicle Saturday. Art Willman was said to be crossing Shuswap Avenue in the...

No problem on rail trail

Apr 16, 2017 / 1:49 pm

Remediation work was carried out to remove enviromental hazards ahead of construction of the Okanagan Rail Trail, between Kelowna and Coldstream, according to...

Easter bunny at hillclimb

Apr 16, 2017 / 11:58 am

The Easter Bunny made a surprise appearance at the top of Silver Star Mountain on Sunday. The pink bunny dropped chocolate eggs into the village from a...

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