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Vernon News

Homeless camp on Hwy 97

Nov 12, 2018 / 5:00 am

A homeless camp that caused a stir throughout the community of Vernon earlier this year appears to have sprung back up. The camp, located just off Highway 97...

A daily threat of violence

Nov 12, 2018 / 5:00 am

Almost daily, a nurse is injured on the job in B.C. by an act of violence. In an month, 26 nurses report serious assaults to WorkSafe BC and will have to take...

Remembering at Cenotaph

Nov 11, 2018 / 1:41 pm

While thousands gathered at Kal Tire Place in Vernon for the City's Remembrance Day Ceremony, a smaller crowd gathered at Cenotaph Park to honour the men...

Remembrance Day

Nov 11, 2018 / 1:25 pm

UPDATED: 1:25 p.m. Thousands of people gathered at Kal Tire Place Sunday for Vernon's Remembrance Day ceremony. ORIGINAL: 8:38 a.m. A large crowd is...

Air quality better in Vernon

Nov 11, 2018 / 12:24 pm

The air quality advisory for Vernon has been lifted, however, it remains in place for Lavington. The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, in...

Affordable child care

Nov 11, 2018 / 5:00 am

A number of licensed child care spaces throughout the Okanagan are benefitting from a provincial partnership, which in turn is helping parents. Through the...

Restoring history

Nov 11, 2018 / 5:00 am

When people semi-retire, it is common for them to take up a hobby. Collecting is a popular pastime, with some people collecting stamps, coins or whatever peaks...

RCMP with rifles downtown

Nov 10, 2018 / 1:04 pm

Police had long guns drawn in downtown Vernon, Saturday. It's not known what prompted the police action, but Tanya Kaempf posted dramatic photos of officers...

Snow show grows

Nov 10, 2018 / 5:00 am

Thousands of people are expected to attend day two of the B.C. Provincial Snow Show at Kal Tire Place in Vernon. With more than 40 vendors this year, the Snow...

Join the Festival of Lights

Nov 10, 2018 / 5:00 am

The Festival of Lights Hanukkah celebration will be held at the Vernon Museum and Archives on Dec. 3. Led by Rabbi Shmuly Hecht, the family friendly celebration...

Four-way red flashing light

Nov 9, 2018 / 6:00 pm

Vernon motorists are being advised the new signalized intersection at 30th Street and 35th Avenue will be flashing red until next week. Four-way stop rules will...

Bad air out there

Nov 9, 2018 / 1:43 pm

An air quality advisory has been issued for Vernon and Lavington. The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, in collaboration with the Interior...

Mother nature's winter blast

Nov 9, 2018 / 1:00 pm

The snowfall throughout the North Okanagan is expected to taper off by the early afternoon. However, the early blast of winter gave shutterbugs a photo...

So we never forget

Nov 9, 2018 / 12:40 pm

Andy Wylie is passionate about keeping history alive. Not to glorify war, but teach the next generation about the sacrifices made by others so they may...

Maintenance at dog parks

Nov 9, 2018 / 10:59 am

The Regional District of North Okanagan will be doing some maintenance work at two local dog parks in the coming days, which will result in some temporary...

Discussing mental health

Nov 9, 2018 / 10:26 am

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Vernon & District held the second of its semi-annual town hall events October 30 at the CMHA Conference Centre....

Snow show is a go

Nov 9, 2018 / 8:52 am

It is kind of fitting that on the day much of the Southern Interior receives its first snowfall, the province's only winter power sports snow show also...

Calling all extras

Nov 9, 2018 / 5:01 am

Filming in the Southern Interior is about to ramp up. In the next month, the Okanagan will play host to at least three major film productions, and the call has...

Help is available

Nov 9, 2018 / 5:00 am

The statistics are troubling. According to Stats Canada, of the more than 93,000 victims of intimate partner violence reported in 2016, 79 per cent were women....

Remembering Cdn soldiers

Nov 9, 2018 / 5:00 am

Remember Canadian soldiers killed in combat at Kal Tire Place in Vernon on Sunday. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 25, in partnership with the City of Vernon,...

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