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Funding for water projects

Apr 18, 2014 / 2:02 pm

Water related projects have been given a boost thanks to funding from the Okanagan Basin Water Board, OBWB. The Regional District of North Okanagan, RDNO, has received $45,700 in funding for four projects that will help improve water quality and promote water conservation in the North Okanagan....

Vernon parking fees drop

Apr 18, 2014 / 5:00 am

In a reversal of the norm, parking in downtown Vernon just got cheaper, if you don't mind walking a bit further that is. Two weeks ago, Councillor Brian Quiring told council that he felt fees should be dropped across the board regardless of the loss of revenue, saying the higher fees cause...

Thieves target local businesses

Apr 17, 2014 / 5:00 am

RCMP are warning local merchants to be aware of a group of people who appear to be targeting local businesses with stolen credit cards. According to RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk, a group of men made purchases, Tuesday afternoon, at a Vernon Save on Foods. “Two men were able to...

Motorcycle victims ID'd

Apr 16, 2014 / 3:24 pm

The BC Coroners Service has released the identity of a Vernon couple killed on Westside Road Sunday evening. Carol Joyce Thor, 61 and her husband Brian Thor, 57 died when their motorcycle was involved in a head-on collision with an SUV. The crash occurred about 9 p.m. Police confirm the...

Friday night market delayed

Apr 16, 2014 / 5:00 am

There will be a slight delay in the city's plans to hold a weekly Friday night summer market in downtown Vernon. City Council was set to approve the necessary road closures off 30th Avenue on Fridays from 3 to 8 p.m., but some members of council decided to stall saying they need to ensure it...

Snow pack levels

Apr 15, 2014 / 9:00 pm

Greater Vernon Water (GVW) is tracking the latest climate information to help predict water supply levels for the coming year. Snow pack plays an important role in supplying water to fill reservoirs in the Okanagan during spring melt. Readings taken by GVW March 26, 2014 at three monitoring...

Bookworms to flood library

Apr 15, 2014 / 11:51 am

The Vernon branch of the Okanagan Regional Library will be fully reopened on April 23, more than two months after a flood severely damaged the building’s main floor. An insulated water pipe burst on Feb. 10, causing a rush of water through the main floor of the library. It damaged the...

Two sent to hospital in crash

Apr 15, 2014 / 11:34 am

11:30 a.m. Apr. 15 update: RCMP say it may have been a misuse of a turn signal that caused the accident in Vernon Monday morning. RCMP Spokesman Gord Molendyk says a green Dodge minivan was heading north on Hwy. 97, while a grey Dodge truck was heading southbound. The driver of the grey...

'Can' stop the crooks

Apr 14, 2014 / 4:30 pm

North Okanagan RCMP had the last laugh when a man wearing a “CAN’T STOP THE CROOKS,” was caught red handed. On April 10, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. a North Okanagan Traffic Member observed a driver talking on his cell phone while driving through Vernon, he pulled him...

Two dead in crash

Apr 14, 2014 / 11:19 am

Update-- 11:15 a.m. Vernon RCMP say the crash involved a SUV that was heading Southbound. It collided with a motorcycle that was northbound on Westside Rd. The two people on the bike died at the scene. Both are from the North Okanagan. RCMP spokesman, Gord Molendyk, says early...

Success for Silver Star

Apr 12, 2014 / 9:07 am

It was another busy year on the ski hill for Silver Star, and they're bracing for a busy summer season as well. The Mountain Resort announcing they say an overall increase in visits of four per cent and a 14 per cent increase in Nordic visitors. With the ski season wrapped up Silver Star...

Car fires deemed suspicious

Apr 11, 2014 / 11:50 am

Photo: Contributed - Vernon Fire Rescue Services Car fire at Hwy. 97 and 25th Avenue North Okanagan fire crews dealt with two fully engulfed car fires this week, both are being investigated by RCMP. Early Friday morning crews battled a suspicious car fire on Hwy. 97 and 25...

Show lounge brawl

Apr 11, 2014 / 11:45 am

Two Vernon RCMP officers, who were already in a bar for an unrelated incident, were able to break up a brawl before things got too heated. Shortly before midnight on April 9, a fight broke out between several patrons of the On The Roxx Show Lounge on 32 Ave in Vernon. “The fight started...

RDNO seeks new boss

Apr 10, 2014 / 4:30 pm

The North Okanagan Regional District is searching for a new top bureaucrat The RDNO board made that announcement in a thinly worded news release late Thursday afternoon. In the release, the RDNO stated: "The Board of the Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO) regrets to announce...

Alcohol killed Vernon man

Apr 8, 2014 / 3:48 pm

Terrance Edward Fergus died of acute alcohol poisoning. That's the findings from a coroner's report released Tuesday afternoon. Fergus, 47, was discovered by a passerby, lying deceased in front of a park bench in Polson Park in Vernon shortly before 10 p.m. on Sept 26, 2012. The...

Kindergarten health fair

Apr 8, 2014 / 11:00 am

The Salmon Arm Health Centre will be holding its annual kindergarten Health Fair later this month. It will be an opportunity for parents and their pre-kindergarten children to update their immunizations if they so choose. The health fair will be on April 23, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and all...

Joyriding in a stolen Hummer

Apr 7, 2014 / 5:00 pm

A stolen Hummer from Armstrong was located just outside Vernon by an astute citizen over the weekend. “On April 4 an alert citizen from Vernon called the Vernon/North Okanagan detachment when he became a bit suspicious of several people in a black Hummer on Noble Canyon Road when they...

Sketchy driving nets drug bust

Apr 7, 2014 / 4:30 pm

One risky driving maneuver has landed two Vernon residents in some serious hot water. On April 5 at about 3:15 a.m. an officer from the Vernon Detachment was conducting routine patrols in the area of 25 Avenue and 35t Street when he noticed a small light coloured car heading eastbound on 25...

Hammer wielded in robbery

Apr 7, 2014 / 12:30 pm

The owner of Hagemann Jewellers in Vernon is recovering after being struck in the head with a hammer during a weekend robbery, On April 5 just after 11:00 a.m the owner reported to police that his jewellery store located on 30th Avenue had just been robbed. RCMP attended the jewellery store...

100 years of history

Apr 5, 2014 / 8:34 am

Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed 100 years ago an unprecedented building was opened in the Okanagan. Designed by, famous Vancouver...

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