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Vernon News Last 7 days

Back in the swing of things

Sep 21, 2018 / 3:44 pm

He is one of the greatest golfers to ever swing a club, and on Friday PGA Masters winner Mike Weir was in the North Okanagan where he met some special golfers....

Two hurt in highway crash

Sep 21, 2018 / 3:28 pm

Two people were sent to Vernon Jubilee Hospital following a two-car crash on Highway 97 Thursday. Const. Kelly Brett said on Sept. 20, just after 11:30 a.m.,...

Council candidate passes

Sep 21, 2018 / 11:20 am

Dave Hesketh has passed away. Hesketh, who was living in hospice care, had been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Despite his diagnosis, Hesketh announced his...

Finish the fight

Sep 21, 2018 / 10:22 am

Nov. 11, 2018 marks 100 years since the end of The Great War and to commemorate the efforts of Vernon citizens who contributed to bringing World War 1 to a...

Raise for RDNO directors

Sep 21, 2018 / 5:00 am

Regional district directors will be getting a 14 per cent pay hike in January, 2019, but it is not as generous as it sounds. Regional District of North Okanagan...

Breakfast bags are back

Sep 21, 2018 / 5:00 am

Pick up a breakfast bag for a great cause early next month in Vernon. On Oct. 4, the annual United Way Drive-Thru Breakfast will take place at the Vernon Lodge....

Big honour for Crerar

Sep 20, 2018 / 6:00 pm

The man behind the popular Okanagan Military Tattoo has received a national honour. Norm Crerar will be awarded the Meritorious Service Medal from Governor...

Rail Trail to officially open

Sep 20, 2018 / 4:53 pm

It's been a long time coming, but the Okanagan Rail Trail will officially open later this month. The eagerly awaited official opening takes place Sept.27,...

At war with itself

Sep 20, 2018 / 4:13 pm

For the small Kootenay town of Fernie, The Great War was more than a battle in a distant land. The First World War not only claimed the lives of Fernie...

Better parks for dogs

Sep 20, 2018 / 3:13 pm

Every dog has its day and earlier this week, dog owners had theirs. Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO) officials met with pet owners and park users at...

Resounding public support

Sep 20, 2018 / 3:07 pm

Vernon Search and Rescue is another step closer to getting a much-needed bigger building. VSAR outgrew its current building several years ago, but the demand...

1000s raised for charity

Sep 20, 2018 / 2:45 pm

Thousands of dollars were raised at the annual Lawn Days of Summer held at the Vernon Lawn Bowling Club in August. The networking lawn bowling event put on by...

New Trigger Effect sponsor

Sep 20, 2018 / 1:04 pm

Safari Club International (Canada) is now a sponsor for Falkland-based Thunder Boyz Productions Inc’s TV show Bushnell’s Trigger Effect. “In...

Can run, but can't hide

Sep 20, 2018 / 12:11 pm

The cover of darkness was not enough to hide a suspected thief. Vernon RCMP Const. Kelly Brett said on Sept. 20, just before 1:30 a.m., police were alerted by a...

Murder case bumped down

Sep 20, 2018 / 11:03 am

A man facing first-degree murder charges will have to wait a little longer for his day in court. Paramjit Singh Bogarh will be back in a Vernon court room Oct....

Big competition at the Star

Sep 20, 2018 / 9:50 am

If you're a motorcycle lover than you'll want to be at SilverStar Mountain Resort this weekend. Motorcycle racers and enthusiasts from Canada, the...

True Leaf hires CFO

Sep 20, 2018 / 7:15 am

True Leaf Medicine International Ltd. has named former lululemon athletica vice president its chief financial officer. Kerry Biggs has more than 20 years of...

Sippin' on cider

Sep 20, 2018 / 5:00 am

There are only a few more weeks left this season to get out to the new cidery that opened its doors in Armstrong this past June. Farmstrong Cider Company has...

Keeping it clean

Sep 20, 2018 / 5:00 am

Wanted: anyone with a canoe, kayak, SUP or any other human-powered watercraft who wants to help the environment. The Middle Shuswap River will be the focus of a...

The most magical night

Sep 19, 2018 / 7:00 pm

There are only a couple of days left until the 21st annual Father Daughter Ball in Vernon. The event brings together fathers along with their daughters to enjoy...

Goodbye summer, hello fall

Sep 19, 2018 / 2:23 pm

Summer is officially over on Saturday as fall makes its debut to usher in winter. But what kind of a fall will it be? According to experts at the Weather...

Power restored in Lumby

Sep 19, 2018 / 1:46 pm

UPDATED: 1:46 p.m. Power has been restored to more than 1500 BC Hydro customers in Lumby. BC Hydro stated on its website that equipment made contact with a...

Don't dump donations

Sep 19, 2018 / 1:00 pm

Money generated from local Salvation Army thrift stores goes a long way in benefitting the community. The funds are put back into the many programs the...

VJH receives donation

Sep 19, 2018 / 11:30 am

The Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation has received a $1,000 donation from the Canada Post Heritage Club, Chapter 29. The club’s banquet, hosted at the...

Up, down, up, down

Sep 19, 2018 / 10:07 am

They're up, they're down, they're up, they're down. It's getting hard to keep track of the price of a litre of gas in Vernon recently as...

One hot wedding!

Sep 19, 2018 / 10:03 am

A Fintry couple had the hottest wedding of the month, literally. Craig and Dianna Agnew tied the knot earlier this month and thought it would be a good idea to...

Who is running in Enderby?

Sep 19, 2018 / 5:00 am

In Enderby, seven candidates are running for six council positions, with all incumbents seeking re-election. Candidates are as follows: Tundra Baird(i) Brad...

New life for tired tires

Sep 19, 2018 / 5:00 am

North Okanagan residents are able to have some fun, do some shopping and help the environment Saturday. The 2018 Kal Tire Charity Garage Sale and Scrap Tire...

Healthy lifestyle for seniors

Sep 19, 2018 / 5:00 am

Learn about the benefits exercise and socializing can have on seniors at an information seminar coming up next month. The UBC-Interior Health research study...

Crash cleared on Hwy 6

Sep 18, 2018 / 9:00 pm

UPDATE: 9 p.m. A passing motorist says the collision earlier Tuesday on Highway 6 in Lavington was only a "small fender bender," and traffic was...

All about seeds and weeds

Sep 18, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Don't buy seeds every year - save them every year. Food Action and the City of Vernon presents Sustainability Workshop Series No. 4: How to save seeds from...

Celebrate breastfeeding

Sep 18, 2018 / 6:00 pm

It is a celebration for local mamas that are breastfeeding, that have breastfed, or really anyone who is passionate about breastfeeding. The 2018 Breastfeeding...

IPE 'a tremendous success'

Sep 18, 2018 / 5:00 pm

Organizers of the Armstrong IPE are calling the 119th edition a tremendous success. "I can’t thank the City of Armstrong and Township of Spallumcheen...

Fill up your tank today!

Sep 18, 2018 / 4:19 pm

UPDATED: 4:19 p.m. North Okanagan residents still have time to fill up their gas tanks for a cause. Ten cents from every litre of gas or diesel sold at...

Light 'em up

Sep 18, 2018 / 3:22 pm

Officials have lifted more burning restrictions for the Kamloops Fire Centre, which includes the Okanagan. Earlier this month, campfires were once again allowed...

A royal introduction

Sep 18, 2018 / 2:24 pm

Future Vernon royalty will be introduced to the public Thursday. Contestants to be the next Queen Silver Star will be on hand at the Schubert Centre at 7 p.m....

Third time unopposed

Sep 18, 2018 / 12:38 pm

Once again, Chris Pieper has been acclaimed as the mayor of Armstrong. This will mark Pieper's fourth term as mayor and the third straight time he has taken...

Tujik for trustee

Sep 18, 2018 / 11:06 am

Christie Tujik has thrown her hat into the political ring. Tujik is running for a trustee position with School District 22 in the Oct. 20 election. “My...

The race is on

Sep 18, 2018 / 10:46 am

The race is on for Electoral Area B in the North Okanagan Regional District. Myles McGovern is challenging long-time director Bob Fleming for the position he...

Seaton pies hit the right note

Sep 18, 2018 / 10:25 am

It a 30-year tradition that keeps the sounds of music flowing from W.L. Seaton. Seaton Band Apple Pie Sale is back for another year. "The fundraiser...

Calling all buskers

Sep 18, 2018 / 9:31 am

The Downtown Vernon Association is calling all buskers for the next downtown free parking day next month. The buskers would play on the streets of downtown...

Too early to campaign?

Sep 18, 2018 / 5:00 am

The municipal elections across the province are quickly approaching and many voters might already be noticing campaign signs on the streets. Candidates seem to...

Semi in ditch on Hwy 97

Sep 17, 2018 / 2:32 pm

UPDATED: 2:32 p.m. Crews continue to try and remove a semi-truck that hit the ditch on Highway 97 near Vernon on Monday morning. A semi-truck with a flatbed...

Carnival looking for events

Sep 17, 2018 / 2:16 pm

It is never too early to start thinking Vernon Winter Carnival. The 59th annual festival is ramping up and the organization is looking for events. Last year,...

Student diver dies suddenly

Sep 17, 2018 / 2:16 pm

UPDATED: 2:16 p.m. Vernon RCMP have confirmed that a 56-year-old West Kelowna man died while scuba diving on the North Westside of Okanagan Lake Sunday...

Creating a plan for parks

Sep 17, 2018 / 12:30 pm

A master plan is in the works for multiple parks in the Vernon area. The Regional District of North Okanagan a Parks Master Plan for all parks in Electoral...

Smash and grab in Vernon

Sep 17, 2018 / 12:00 pm

Vernon RCMP are investigating a Sunday-night smash and grab at a local business. Around 10:30 p.m. police responded to an alarm at Polar Battery at 4313 25th...

Thief caught red-handed

Sep 17, 2018 / 10:52 am

A thief was caught hiding inside a Vernon business early Saturday morning. Vernon North Okanagan RCMP arrived on scene at an unfolding break and enter at 4:30...

Metalfest calling for bands

Sep 17, 2018 / 10:06 am

After a bit of financial uncertainty, it looks like metalheads will again descend upon Armstrong in 2019. "I am very excited to announce that Armstrong...

Mental healthcare lacking

Sep 17, 2018 / 9:33 am

Mental health care is lacking in Canada, according to a recent survey commissioned by the Canadian Mental Health Association. The survey suggests, 85 per cent...

FireSmart your property

Sep 17, 2018 / 8:50 am

Whether you are doing regular yard maintenance or making large scale changes during renovations or landscaping, you can make choices that will help protect your...

Bocce ball at Predator

Sep 17, 2018 / 5:00 am

Play a little bocce at Predator Ridge Resort this Saturday all for a great cause. The event supports "Ride Don't Hide" charity for Canadian Mental...

The legacy lives on

Sep 16, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Terry Fox would have been 60 years old this year, which made this year's annual run even more special. On Sunday, communities across Canada continued to...

Brimming with confidence

Sep 16, 2018 / 5:00 am

She was not even six years old when Lillian Marchand knew the sting of a bully's fist. She would come home with bruises after being terrorized at school....

Genereaux, a young life lost

Sep 15, 2018 / 5:00 am

Showing pictures of her granddaughter, Darcy Martin glows with a love only a grandmother can know. She smiles at the silly faces looking back at her and tells...

Birds of a feather

Sep 15, 2018 / 5:00 am

We live in a pretty spectacular area of the world. There are no shortage of stunning sights to capture the attention of visitors and locals alike. Luckily for...

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