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Vernon News Last 7 days

Tourney honours top player

Sep 20, 2017 / 6:30 pm

The name of Vernon's annual Splatfest racquetball tournament has been changed to honour a longtime friend and promoter of the sport. The newly-named Keith...

Drive through serves brekkie

Sep 20, 2017 / 2:28 pm

The United Way North Okanagan Columbia Shuswap will once again be serving up breakfast. On Oct. 5 from 6-9 a.m., volunteers will be serving breakfast bags at...

Struggling to breathe

Sep 20, 2017 / 1:39 pm

A 34-year-old Vernon mother suffering from the genetic disease, cystic fibrosis, for which there is no cure, is pleading with people to take up her cause before...

Celebrating First Nations

Sep 20, 2017 / 12:53 pm

Hundreds of area school children got a lesson in taking care of nature and local First Nation culture Wednesday. As part of the ongoing RespectFEST events, the...

Mayor becomes president

Sep 20, 2017 / 12:00 pm

Vernon Mayor Akbal Mund has stepped into the president's shoes with the Funtastic Sports Society. The decision came at the society's annual general...

Put out that fire!

Sep 20, 2017 / 5:00 am

In Vernon, being a good neighbour means ensuring your backyard campfire is out by 11 p.m. On Monday, city council gave third reading to an amendment to the Good...

Hey kids, make some noise

Sep 19, 2017 / 9:16 pm

Hey you kids, stop sitting there, get up and make some noise. The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society is launching its 'No Shushing...

Helping women recover

Sep 19, 2017 / 6:41 pm

For the first time, the doors to a North Okanagan recovery house is open to women. Bill's Place has set aside four of its 19 beds to help women with...

Harding to lead theatre

Sep 19, 2017 / 5:18 pm

Jim Harding has been named the new executive director for the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre. Harding brings a mix of theatre knowledge and...

Next move for Funtastic?

Sep 19, 2017 / 4:06 pm

The Funtastic Sports Society's annual general meeting takes place Tuesday night, and changes are expected. First, the society has to find a new general...

Prolific offender busted

Sep 19, 2017 / 3:13 pm

A prolific offender known to be violent is off the streets thanks to an eagle-eyed off-duty member of the Salmon Arm RCMP. Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said on Monday,...

1 bag challenge, Vernon!

Sep 19, 2017 / 2:48 pm

Vernon's Salvation Army has issued a one bag challenge to businesses and individuals who want to help the local food bank and feed local families who need...

Regulating pot shops

Sep 19, 2017 / 11:43 am

Enderby city council has approved a bylaw regulating where marijuana dispensaries and related businesses can and cannot be situated, in the event the drug is...

Hockeyville remembered

Sep 19, 2017 / 9:55 am

Two lead organizers from the successful Lumby Hockeyville bid are being flown to Prince Edward Island this week, to take part in celebrations for the new...

Dogs in park questionnaire

Sep 19, 2017 / 9:09 am

The City of Vernon wants to know how residents feel about on leash dogs in Polson Park. On Monday, council okayed a two year trial in the park, starting this...

Too many pot shops

Sep 19, 2017 / 5:00 am

Vernon councillor Dalvir Nahal has expressed concern over the explosion in marijuana dispensaries and related businesses. While pot shops have been open in...

Gleaners lose out

Sep 19, 2017 / 5:00 am

Vernon city councillors have commended the work done by the North Okanagan Gleaners Society – but they are not giving them a break on their property...

Homeless get a break

Sep 18, 2017 / 4:30 pm

The handful of homeless people still sleeping in Polson Park are getting a break on the time they can set up their tents as the days grow shorter, although not...

Show a little Respect

Sep 18, 2017 / 12:00 pm

RespectFEST 2017 was launched in Vernon Monday with a free pancake breakfast at Civic Square. The festival is a week long celebration that gives the public the...

Needles, trash near park

Sep 18, 2017 / 9:25 am

A Vernon father-daughter team are being praised on social media, after spending part of Sunday cleaning up an abandoned homeless camp near the entrance to...

Hurlburt needs work

Sep 18, 2017 / 5:00 am

City of Vernon staff say Hurlburt Park needs a lot of work to improve accessibility, safety and usability. A fixture on Okanagan Lake for more than eight...

Stay on sex assault

Sep 18, 2017 / 5:00 am

A charge of sexual assault against a former Vernon man has been stayed by the Crown, but William Victor Schneider remains in custody over a separate case...

Running for a hero

Sep 17, 2017 / 12:14 pm

There were bikes and strollers, grandparents and toddlers, as the annual Terry Fox run began in Vernon Sunday morning. About 300 people, many young parents with...

Games come to a close

Sep 16, 2017 / 5:00 am

After days of competition, the BC 55+ Games have officially wrapped up in Vernon. More than 3,500 people participated in 27 games during the 30th anniversary...

Terry's Metis heritage

Sep 16, 2017 / 5:00 am

The Indigenous heritage of Terry Fox is being celebrated as organizers get ready for the annual Terry Fox Run. Betty Fox was of Metis heritage and the Metis...

Acquitted in stabbing trial

Sep 15, 2017 / 2:55 pm

A homeless man was acquitted on all charges in BC Supreme Court Friday in relation to a stabbing in Armstrong two years ago. Maurice Taillon, 62, was found not...

It's all about respect

Sep 15, 2017 / 2:07 pm

RespectFEST 2017 officially kicks off Saturday at the Vernon library at noon. RespectFEST 2017 is a week-long celebration of respect and diversity that will...

Trade in that smoky stove

Sep 15, 2017 / 1:50 pm

The Lavington Life Society is encouraging people to clean the air while saving money on heating costs. The 2017 Coldstream/Lavington Woodstove Exchange Program...

Fun and friendship

Sep 15, 2017 / 12:38 pm

They come every year for the fun and friendship. For the past 14 years Ellie Wiege and Marg Struthers have been travelling the province together to attend BC...

Helping youth get ACTIVE

Sep 15, 2017 / 9:50 am

The Canadian Mental Health Association wants to help youths become more active to help not only their bodies, but their minds as well. So, the CMHA has launched...

Gold medalist at Games

Sep 15, 2017 / 5:00 am

Darryl Neighbour and his Lower Mainland team of curlers are battling hard against younger opponents at the BC 55+ Games in Vernon. A gold medal winner with Team...

Mtn biking at Games

Sep 14, 2017 / 7:00 pm

Vernon is breaking new ground at this week's BC 55+ Games, introducing mountain bike racing and squash. While the number of entries was not as high as he...

Greyhound service cut?

Sep 14, 2017 / 4:15 pm

There could be even fewer buses running through Vernon if Greyhound Canada has its way. The company has applied to the B.C. Passenger Transportation Board to...

Hockey No. 1 at Games

Sep 14, 2017 / 2:00 pm

Ice rinks in Vernon and Armstrong are busy this week, from sun up to sun down, as players from all over the province fight to win at the BC 55+ Games. While it...

Classic theatres celebrated

Sep 14, 2017 / 1:54 pm

Classic theatres will be the focus of a documentary that will include a well-known Okanagan movie house. Out of the Interior: Survival of the Small-town Cinema...

Tourney tees up big bucks

Sep 14, 2017 / 9:32 am

Teeing off at Predator Ridge has been profitable for Vernon Jubilee Hospital. A record $280,000 was raised this year at the eighth annual Vernon Jubilee...

Charges in Subway robbery

Sep 14, 2017 / 9:28 am

Charges have been laid in connection to a robbery at a Vernon fast food restaurant earlier this month. Andrew Pigott, 37, appears in Vernon provincial court...

Games open with conga

Sep 14, 2017 / 5:00 am

It was a rousing start to four days of sporting events as the BC 55+ Games officially opened in Vernon Wednesday night. Sporting events had gone on all day by...

Could launches close?

Sep 14, 2017 / 5:00 am

With the future “health and well-being of Kalamalka Lake” in mind, the District of Coldstream's tourism committee has come up with some...

30th Avenue to close

Sep 14, 2017 / 5:00 am

Four blocks of Vernon's main street will close Thursday for 'The Taste of the Okanagan' artisan market. The City of Vernon is advising residents and...

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