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Wray memorial on Saturday

Jan 16, 2018 / 2:48 pm

A celebration of life will be held Saturday for Duncan Wray at Kal Tire Place from 3-5 p.m. The beloved owner of the Vernon Vipers passed away suddenly at his...

Marijuana vs Marihuana

Jan 16, 2018 / 12:00 pm

How do you spell marijuana? For most people, it isn't a debate. However, the Government of Canada sometimes spells the word with an "h"...

One dead in 97 A crash

Jan 16, 2018 / 11:29 am

UPDATE 3:08 p.m. RCMP Collision Analysts remain on scene at the location of a fatal collision that occurred today, Jan. 16 shortly before 11 a.m. near Highway...

Man trapped in vehicle

Jan 16, 2018 / 11:20 am

An elderly man had to be extracted from his vehicle after a two-vehicle collision in Salmon Arm Monday. RCMP state that a police officer came across the vehicle...

Alleged credit card thief

Jan 16, 2018 / 11:11 am

RCMP are trying to track down an alleged credit card thief who has been using stolen cards throughout the Vernon area. RCMP state in a media release, "On...

Master Plan in the works

Jan 16, 2018 / 10:20 am

A Recreation Master Plan is in the works for the Greater Vernon area and the community has the chance to get involved this Friday and Saturday. The Master Plan...

A place to call home

Jan 16, 2018 / 5:00 am

Travelling for healthcare can be expensive and that's why Kelowna General Hospital plans to raise millions to build JoeAnna's House, a...

Escaping from violence

Jan 15, 2018 / 8:00 pm

"Women who may have fled an abusive situation who have literally left with the clothes on their back," were the purpose of a fundraiser in Vernon...

Robbery suspect charged

Jan 15, 2018 / 2:58 pm

UPDATE: 3 p.m. Heron Taylor, 32, has been charged in relation to a recent robbery in Vernon. Vernon RCMP responded to a "panic hold up alarm" at a...

Lucky no kids in crash

Jan 15, 2018 / 2:25 pm

UPDATE: 2:20 p.m. Lake Country RCMP continue to investigate this morning's collision between a school bus and dump truck. They confirm no students were on...

Armstrong pauses pot talk

Jan 15, 2018 / 1:32 pm

The sale of cannabis is set to become legal in just over four months, and for many cities, the discussion is heating up. The City of Armstrong hasn't had...

Dog lice increasing

Jan 15, 2018 / 11:52 am

In the 18 years Lisa, from Lisa's Pretty Pups has been grooming dogs she has never seen an outbreak of canine lice like what she is seeing right now. ...

Violent break and enter

Jan 15, 2018 / 5:32 am

A break and enter Sunday afternoon turned violent. RCMP say a man returned to his home in rural Falkland just before 3:00 p.m. to find a break and enter in...

Non-profit supports cause

Jan 15, 2018 / 5:00 am

A local non-profit is hosting a fundraiser for the Silver Star Volunteer Fire Department later this week. The Silver Star Dreamweavers is hosting a fundraiser...

Cadets hit the slopes

Jan 14, 2018 / 8:00 pm

Cadets from all over the Okanagan, Kootneys and Kamloops hit the cross country trails at Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre in Vernon Sunday morning. Sea, Army and...

Fans say goodbye

Jan 14, 2018 / 5:00 am

Friends, family and fans bid an emotional farewell Saturday to Vernon Vipers team owner Duncan Wray. Wray passed away unexpectedly last Thursday, his 68th...

MVI with RCMP cruiser

Jan 14, 2018 / 1:21 am

A two-vehicle car crash in downtown Vernon Sunday morning involved a police cruiser. A car travelling northbound on Highway 97 collided with an RCMP cruiser...

Vipers play on

Jan 13, 2018 / 3:25 pm

A day after losing beloved team owner Duncan Wray, the Vernon Vipers dropped a 5-0 decision Friday to the Merritt Centennials in the Nicola Valley community....

Parents check out academies

Jan 13, 2018 / 6:00 am

Parents gathered at Kalamalka Secondary School this week to hear about various specialized learning opportunities for students in School District No. 22. Some...

Calling all history nuts

Jan 13, 2018 / 5:00 am

The opening night of the Vernon Winter Carnival will be all about history. And where else would History Trivia Night be held than at the Greater Vernon Museum...

War comes to O'Keefe

Jan 13, 2018 / 5:00 am

The First World War will be on display at Historic O'Keefe Ranch using 'magic lantern' slides that were created in 1920. Cornelius O’Keefe and...

String of armed robberies

Jan 12, 2018 / 2:56 pm

Police are investigating a string of armed robberies that occurred over the past few days which may involve the same suspect. On Jan. 11 at approximately 12:30...

Building business booming

Jan 12, 2018 / 2:21 pm

The building business is booming in Enderby. The community 30 minutes from Vernon on Highway 97A has seen a whopping 228 per cent increase over 2016. That...

Remembering Duncan

Jan 12, 2018 / 11:51 am

A video of Vernon Vipers owner Duncan Wray's retirement party in 2011 paints a picture of a man who is not only loved by his players and those who worked...

Building better partnerships

Jan 12, 2018 / 8:59 am

A Vernon councillor will be heading to Winnipeg next month to take part in the Indigenous Municipal Partnership Summit. Julliette Cunningham will travel to the...

Traffic moving on Hwy 97

Jan 12, 2018 / 8:56 am

UPDATED: 9:26 a.m. Traffic is moving again on Highway 97 near Vernon. However, the road conditions remain slippery. Drivers are being asked to use caution. ...

Museums vs McDonalds

Jan 12, 2018 / 7:00 am

One fast food giant thinks it's better for people to pay $5 for a burger than head to a local museum. Gabriel Newman disagrees. Newman is the public...

Celebs hang at SilverStar

Jan 12, 2018 / 5:00 am

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman were spotted at SilverStar Mountain this week, and Castanet hit the slopes to find the lucky locals who have met them. ...

Tackling online bullies

Jan 11, 2018 / 5:17 pm

"They've done research that says that 50 per cent [of students] grades 7 to 12 have been bullied in the last year." Throughout the day on...

Striking a chord in Vernon

Jan 11, 2018 / 5:00 pm

The Vernon chapter of the Canadian Mental Health Association has invited Séan McCann of Great Big Sea fame to perform at the Powerhouse Theatre this...

Power returning in Lumby

Jan 11, 2018 / 3:20 pm

UPDATE: 5:02 p.m. Only a few hundred BC Hydro customers remain without power in Lumby. BC Hydro expects to have power fully restored by 9 p.m. Customers without...

Beloved team owner dies

Jan 11, 2018 / 2:50 pm

UPDATE 4:43 p.m. Tributes are pouring in for Vernon Vipers owner Duncan Wray, who passed away unexpectedly last night. Bernie Pascall tweeted, “BC Hockey...

Trial by judge alone

Jan 11, 2018 / 11:17 am

A man accused of threatening a sex trade worker with a gun has elected to be tried by Supreme Court judge alone. Curtis Wayne Sagmoen appeared in a Vernon...

Robbed and assaulted

Jan 11, 2018 / 11:11 am

RCMP are investigating a robbery and assault at the Days Inn Motel at 5121 26th Street in the north end of Vernon. It happened just before 8:00 p.m. Wednesday. ...

More snow on the way?

Jan 11, 2018 / 8:27 am

A lot of people in the Okanagan woke up Thursday morning expecting to shovel their way out of the driveway. Instead, Environment Canada rescinded an earlier...

NOYFSS is the big winner

Jan 11, 2018 / 7:30 am

It was a big win for the North Okanagan Youth and Family Services Society at the Civic Saturday night. The organization netted more than $23,000 at the final...

Sagmoen back in court

Jan 11, 2018 / 7:00 am

The man who has become the focal point for violence against women groups in the Okanagan will be in a Vernon court room today. Curtis Wayne Sagmoen is facing a...

Nicole and Keith at the Star

Jan 11, 2018 / 5:00 am

Two world renowned celebrities are getting their share of snow this winter. It looks like country star Keith Urban and actress Nicole Kidman are back in Vernon...

A costly start to 2018

Jan 11, 2018 / 5:00 am

2017 was a busy year for Vernon's snow and ice removal crews, but 2018 might just trump it. The budget for 2017 was $670,000 and the City spent about...

Bridge may open next week

Jan 10, 2018 / 7:00 pm

It washed out during heavy rains last spring and 10 months later, what is locally known as the Heywood-Armstrong Bridge, is still not repaired. However, there...

Getting cold for a cause

Jan 10, 2018 / 6:00 pm

Vernon residents are being encouraged to get cold for a cause. The Coldest Night of the Year walk is coming up and people are being urged to bundle up and raise...

Reported overdose numbers

Jan 10, 2018 / 5:23 pm

The latest Interior Health Authority monthly overdose surveillance report has been released. The data, collected and reported by staff in the region's...

Store robbed at knifepoint

Jan 10, 2018 / 12:31 pm

A Vernon gas station was robbed at knifepoint on Tuesday morning. Vernon RCMP responded to a panic alarm set off by an employee at the Canada Safeway Gas Bar...

Coyote a Facebook darling

Jan 10, 2018 / 11:55 am

A picture of a coyote is lighting up social media in Vernon. Local photographer David Guscott snapped a compelling picture of the wild canine Tuesday in...

Planning for your future

Jan 10, 2018 / 11:54 am

A tour helping students find their path in life is coming to Sicamous on Thursday. The Find Your Fit tour stop is an event for students to get hands-on...

Big truck flips on back road

Jan 10, 2018 / 10:33 am

A truck has flipped onto its side on Dixon Dam Road. The large truck was seen on its side at the apex of a sharp corner of the road in the BX area of Vernon....

Skiers flocking to Sovereign

Jan 10, 2018 / 10:32 am

More people than ever are signing up with the Sovereign Lake Nordic Club. The popular North Okanagan cross-country ski area has surpassed its all-time season...

Volunteer has gear stolen

Jan 10, 2018 / 9:39 am

A local videographer and Vernon Search and Rescue volunteer is hoping someone can help recover some stolen equipment. Trevor Honigman has been active with VSAR...

Blink and it will be gone

Jan 10, 2018 / 9:15 am

Blink and it'll be gone. The old building on 29th Ave. and 30th Street in Vernon is being demolished. From community policing and city bylaw to North...

Parade deadline on Friday

Jan 10, 2018 / 5:00 am

The 58th annual Vernon Winter Carnival is just around the corner and time is running out to get a float into the popular parade. The parade attracts thousands...

Slushy snow remains

Jan 10, 2018 / 5:00 am

It's not a surprise temperatures across the Okanagan have warmed up and snow is melting quickly. City crews are working to clear away the heavy, wet snow...

SD 22 ready for new year

Jan 9, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Vernon's School District 22 is already planning for the 2018-19 school year. Registration for new students, including Kindergarten students and school...

Sustainability grants

Jan 9, 2018 / 4:58 pm

The City of Vernon will be giving money to several groups to encourage community participation in sustainable action. The sustainability grants program provide...

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