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Art auction nets thousands

Jul 20, 2019 / 10:07 am

The 33rd Annual Midsummer’s Eve of the Arts Fundraiser was another smashing success for the Vernon Public Art Gallery. Held last week, the gala raised...

Earth was moving in Lumby

Jul 20, 2019 / 7:39 am

Social media is buzzing about a possible earthquake in the Lumby area overnight. People report feeling the shaker just before 3:30 a.m. Saturday. “I was...

Turn it loud

Jul 20, 2019 / 5:00 am

The suggestion has merit. A recent post on the Vernon & Area Community Forum page asked if Vernon's own Queen of Scream, Darby Mills should headline...

Smithing and wine combine

Jul 19, 2019 / 9:00 pm

The sounds of clanging metal will once again resonate through Lake Country during the second annual forge blacksmithing competition. Sound of the Forge is...

Armyworms on the move

Jul 19, 2019 / 3:00 pm

It seems the armyworms are on the move. Castanet first reported on the Western yellowstriped armyworm earlier this year. They worms made an appearance in the...

Cage movie trailer released

Jul 19, 2019 / 2:05 pm

It is the movie trailer we have all been waiting for. Filmed on the streets of Vernon and other parts of the Okanagan, a trailer for the Nicolas Cage A Score to...

The healing power of art

Jul 19, 2019 / 12:29 pm

The therapeutic power of art will be on display during the 16th annual Awakening the Spirit Art Show and Sale. Held at the Vernon Community Arts Centre starting...

Slow down or pay up

Jul 19, 2019 / 11:44 am

Ask and ye shall receive. Vernon RCMP took to social media to ask people what their local concerns were and speeding came up for Coldstream residents. So, local...

Weirdest thing identified

Jul 19, 2019 / 9:57 am

UPDATE: 10 a.m. Castanet readers have come through again to identify a rather odd insect. Mike Newitt found an insect encased in a hard shell on the shores of...

Hope for heron habitat

Jul 19, 2019 / 5:00 am

Rita Bos knows development keeps a city vital. The senior director for the Vernon Heronry Protection Society has seen it happening over the last 30 years....

Songs of the old west

Jul 18, 2019 / 8:00 pm

It has been immortalized in movies, on vinyl and has its roots in a very real history, and it is coming to the North Okanagan. Western music has been around...

Food program taking root

Jul 18, 2019 / 7:00 pm

A new partnership is growing between a local food chain and the Upper Room Mission. Quality Greens' Vernon customers can donate their purchase points to the...

Debris on Highway 97

Jul 18, 2019 / 3:39 pm

UPDATE 3:39 p.m. A dump truck blew a front driver's side tire, damaging the cab and spreading debris for more than 100 metres along the northbound lane of...

Bag ban up to province

Jul 18, 2019 / 2:46 pm

The Regional District of North Okanagan is on the verge of banning plastic bags. At the July 17 meeting, the RDNO board gave second and third readings to a...

More than marching

Jul 18, 2019 / 12:50 pm

By the end of summer, hundreds of cadets from all branches of the Canadian Cadet organization will have made their way through Vernon, and they will have...

Large police response

Jul 18, 2019 / 11:43 am

An altercation between two people over a piece of personal property prompted a large police response in Vernon Wednesday. Vernon RCMP Const. Kelly Brett said on...

Groups hosting nature walk

Jul 18, 2019 / 10:17 am

If you're a fan of hiking and wanting to learn more about the surroundings you are traipsing through, a guided nature walk might be up your path. On...

Art auction draws hundreds

Jul 18, 2019 / 9:13 am

The Midsummer's Eve of the Arts Art Auction and Garden Party was another smashing success. The 33rd annual event was sold out with the capacity crowd...

Smokanagan still possible

Jul 18, 2019 / 5:00 am

While it may feel like it has rained for all of July so far, the Okanagan is actually relatively dry overall. Bobby Sekhon, meteorologist with Environment and...

Okanagan Nation assembles

Jul 17, 2019 / 9:05 pm

First Nation leaders from across the Okanagan are gathered in Vernon for the Okanagan Nation Alliance's annual general assembly. The two-day event provides...

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