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Local MP slams budget

Mar 22, 2017 / 4:14 pm

Mel Arnold has little good to say about Wednesday's federal budget. The Okanagan-Shuswap Conservative MP slammed the Trudeau government for the...

Another to challenge Foster

Mar 22, 2017 / 2:41 pm

Another name will officially be on the ballot for the May 9 provincial election. It took him several months, but Don Jefcoat has collected enough names to...

Celebrating diversity

Mar 22, 2017 / 12:25 pm

The diversity of Vernon was celebrated Tuesday with 11 people being nominated as Multicultural Community Champions. This is the second year the Social Planning...

Trail wins game four

Mar 22, 2017 / 11:50 am

The Trail Smoke Eaters are not going quietly, but still have a big hill to climb against the Vernon Vipers in BC Hockey League play off action. The Vipers were...

Money floods into Lumby

Mar 22, 2017 / 11:50 am

The province is providing $150,000 to Lumby for flood protection. Vernon-Monashee MLA Eric Foster made the announcement Wednesday. The funding will support...

Money lands at airport

Mar 22, 2017 / 10:17 am

Close to a million dollars has landed at the Vernon airport thanks to the B.C. government. The latest of a flurry of funding announcements from the ruling BC...

BC Cons enter race

Mar 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

The ballot for the upcoming provincial election is getting crowded. Along with incumbent Liberal MLA Eric Foster, Barry Dorval will carry the NDP flag and Keli...

Axe the tax on the tax

Mar 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

Mel Arnold is backing an effort to axe a tax on a tax. The Conservative MP is supporting a petition and bill in the House of Commons that seek to end the...

Time to go for a ride

Mar 21, 2017 / 6:45 pm

Spring has sprung in the North Okanagan and that means it's time to head to the great outdoors. And members of the North Okanagan Cycling Society will be...

Enderby gets water money

Mar 21, 2017 / 3:40 pm

Enderby will receive a sizeable federal-provincial cheque to help the North Okanagan community deal with an ongoing issue. The community 30 minutes from Vernon...

Dust advisory lifted

Mar 21, 2017 / 2:55 pm

The current bout of rain may be dampening spring spirits, but it is not all bad. The rain has ended a dust advisory that had been issued for the North Okanagan...

Speedway lawsuit crashes

Mar 21, 2017 / 1:26 pm

A Spallumcheen developer has had the brakes put on a lawsuit against a local racetrack. In 2016, the developer of Lawrence Heights and four of its residents...

Mailbox goes missing

Mar 21, 2017 / 12:12 pm

It's big, it's red, it's heavy and it's missing. Vernon RCMP are on the lookout for whoever carried off a Canada Post mailbox. Const. Jocelyn...

Facelift for outdoor rink

Mar 21, 2017 / 10:53 am

Vernon's only outdoor skating rink is getting a facelift. Work to revitalize the Centennial Outdoor Rink at the recreation complex will begin Thursday,...

Vipers take 3-0 lead

Mar 21, 2017 / 10:37 am

The Vernon Vipers are on the verge of snuffing out the Smokies. The Vipers have taken a commanding 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven BC Hockey League Interior...

Toddler killed in Enderby

Mar 21, 2017 / 9:43 am

Tragedy struck a North Okanagan family on Monday when a two-year-old boy was killed by a vehicle on a rural property. RCMP and the BC Coroner's Service are...

Bullied over bash

Mar 21, 2017 / 5:00 am

An April 22nd 'Bull Bash and Barn Dance' fundraiser for Lumby's Pat Duke Memorial arena is getting some unwanted attention. The Vancouver Humane...

Teens rescued from cliff

Mar 20, 2017 / 7:21 pm

UPDATE: 7:15 p.m. Two males, 16, plucked from a cliff and winched aboard a BC Air Rescue helicopter above Okanagan Rail Trail land on Monday are reported to be...

No charge in Enderby fire

Mar 20, 2017 / 6:45 pm

The case of an alleged arson in Enderby last Nov. 27 has been shelved. “Crown counsel did not approve charges in this matter,” said Jocelyn...

4 months for bike incident

Mar 20, 2017 / 4:24 pm

A pickup driver has been given a four-month conditional sentence order over a hit-and-run accident involving a mother and daughter in Coldstream last May 6th....

Break-ins at area parks

Mar 20, 2017 / 1:50 pm

Drivers are being asked to ensure their wallets and electronic devices are not left in vehicles while they're out walking in area parks following some...

More talk on Shuswap

Mar 20, 2017 / 12:23 pm

A consultant hired to move forward talks about the future of boating on the Shuswap River has made some progress. Interested parties, including hunting and...

Robberies could be linked

Mar 20, 2017 / 11:04 am

Two businesses in Vernon's north end were hit by a robber last week and RCMP say they may be linked. It is also the second time the Dollar Tree store on...

Dust returns to Vernon

Mar 20, 2017 / 10:34 am

The blue sky and dry streets means a return to dusty conditions for Vernon. The Ministry of Environment, in collaboration with the Interior Health Authority,...

Vernon petition hits record

Mar 20, 2017 / 5:00 am

Organizers of a B.C. petition to recognize paramedics as an essential service say Vernon's turnout on Saturday set a provincial record. Canvassers were set...

Don't move that mural

Mar 20, 2017 / 5:00 am

Some Enderby residents are pleading with the city not to move the large 'Not the Way I Heard It' mural from the side of city hall. There have been some...

We're very sari!

Mar 19, 2017 / 12:39 pm

They turned out in droves. Women keen to find a sari or shalwar kameez, a colourful Pakistani pant suit, packed Lakers clubhouse in Okanagan Landing Saturday,...

Man in hospital after crash

Mar 19, 2017 / 11:52 am

A man was sent to hospital with serious but undetermined injuries early Saturday morning after his car left Highway 97A, north of Pleasant Valley Road in...

New banners for Armstrong

Mar 19, 2017 / 9:28 am

Four colourful banners created by local students have been selected to hang on Armstrong streets and city council is hoping at least two more can be used as...

Building a better bridge

Mar 18, 2017 / 2:52 pm

Lumby students took the top two spots at the 34th annual Spaghetti Bridge competition held at Okanagan College in Kelowna. The event was originally scheduled...

Super seedy event

Mar 18, 2017 / 2:10 pm

There were no GMOs in this garden. The third annual Vernon Seedy Saturday drew hundreds of people to the recreation centre to buy, sell and trade seeds....

Saviour of the herons passes

Mar 18, 2017 / 10:13 am

Tributes are pouring in for a North Okanagan man credited with creating the heron rookery near Walmart. Jan Bos passed away earlier this month. Tributes have...

Vipers win opening game

Mar 18, 2017 / 7:50 am

The Vernon Vipers shook off the cobwebs and started their BC Hockey League playoff run with a win Friday at Kal Tire Place. The Vipers were coming off a 20-day...

Battle with Creep Catchers

Mar 18, 2017 / 7:00 am

A former Vernon man is in a war of words – and a court battle – with Surrey Creep Catchers. Sean Smith, 48, of Campbell River has launched a...

Companies go international

Mar 18, 2017 / 5:00 am

Vernon companies made some international connections Friday during the B.C. Trade and Investment session. More than 80 people turned out for the event that...

IPE chooses veterans

Mar 17, 2017 / 8:36 pm

Armstrong veterans will benefit from one of the largest agricultural fairs in Western Canada this year. For 2017, the Interior Provincial Exhibition's...

Pearce brings home the gold

Mar 17, 2017 / 2:42 pm

Pat Pearce's luggage will be weighed down with a gold medal on her return trip from Switzerland. The Vernon resident travelled to Europe where she took...

Money pours into region

Mar 17, 2017 / 2:15 pm

Millions of dollars will be pouring in to the North Okanagan for various water-related projects. On Friday, Vernon-Monashee Liberal MLA Eric Foster announced...

Burning down the house

Mar 17, 2017 / 1:34 pm

As the Vernon Vipers begin their run for another BC Hockey League title, a YouTube video is ramping up excitement for the playoffs. Done to the song Burning...

Ask the tough questions

Mar 17, 2017 / 12:14 pm

There's been a lot of talk about Islam in the news lately, and one Okanagan man is inviting people to come together to learn what the 1,400-year-old...

More water woes in Spall

Mar 17, 2017 / 9:37 am

There are more water woes for some Spallumcheen residents as rain and melting snow have created small lakes where fields used to be. For the past three years,...

Life changes for crash victim

Mar 17, 2017 / 5:00 am

Lindsey Hauck can't recognize the life she led prior to being hit by a drunk driver on Oct. 23, 2014. The Vernon nurse was seriously injured and her fellow...

Call the bat phone!

Mar 16, 2017 / 7:00 pm

They are creatures of the night but also great for eating pesky insects, and efforts are being made to ensure local bat populations are healthy. Residents in...

Fire calls may leave Vernon

Mar 16, 2017 / 2:34 pm

Those 911 calls to Vernon Fire Rescue could be leaving the city. City council has authorized the fire service to look at the cost of contracting out those...

Rock vote for local band

Mar 16, 2017 / 2:08 pm

Vernon alt band //Amistad// needs some help from the public to become one of the top bands in Canada. The band is a top 25 finalist in the 2017 CBC Music...

100s of poles to be replaced

Mar 16, 2017 / 12:03 pm

BC Hydro plans on replacing 229 aging power poles in Vernon this year and that can mean scheduled outages in the coming months. Crews will notify customers in...

Has spring finally arrived?

Mar 16, 2017 / 11:44 am

It looks like spring may finally have arrived in the North Okanagan. Following several early March snowfalls that had highways closed and left local residents...

Mud closes OK Avenue

Mar 16, 2017 / 10:34 am

Heavy rains and melting snow has forced the city to shut down a section of Okanagan Avenue. The busy road is currently closed from Fulton Road to South Vernon...

Keeping Kal Lake blue

Mar 16, 2017 / 9:55 am

The Society for the Protection of Kalamalka Lake received a financial boost from Kalavida Surf Shop to help keep the beloved body of water pristine. The shop...

Windfall for trade program

Mar 16, 2017 / 9:32 am

Youth trade programs in the North Okanagan received a $180,000 boost from the province. The three-year investment will support youth trades programs with the...

New Big Mac for Armstrong

Mar 15, 2017 / 8:00 pm

McDonald's wants to tear down its 20-year-old premises on Smith Street in Armstrong and build a new restaurant in its place. “They want to demolish...

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