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Vernon News Last 7 days

City monitors lake, creeks

May 25, 2017 / 11:07 am

Homeowners living along local creeks and Okanagan Lake are being reminded to keep sandbags in place and protect their property. City of Vernon crews continue to...

Woman escapes fire

May 25, 2017 / 9:31 am

A BX resident managed to escape a fire unharmed Wednesday evening. BX/Swan Lake fire Chief Bill Wacey said the fire was contained to the master bedroom in the...

Crew in as fire smoulders

May 25, 2017 / 9:29 am

More crew will join 11 firefighters on the line at the Cooper Creek wildfire just two kilometres northwest of Lumby although the fire did not appear to grow...

Stay off the river

May 25, 2017 / 5:00 am

It's not just the lakes that boaters should stay off of at the moment. Outdoor enthusiasts are being urged to curtail their activities even more due to the...

Canada Day in the park

May 24, 2017 / 7:00 pm

Plans have expanded for the Canada Day experience in Polson Park. “Last year's event was a huge success. We expect it to be even bigger this...

Fire held as snow falls

May 24, 2017 / 4:35 pm

UPDATE: 4:30 p.m. Rain, wet snow and a cooler temperature have helped control a wildfire just over two kilometres away from Lumby. The BC Wildfire Service...

100 homes threatened

May 24, 2017 / 2:27 pm

Like communities up and down the Valley, the Okanagan Indian Band is keeping a close eye on the lake and the weather. Tuesday's wind storm flooded several...

Docks lost, trees down

May 24, 2017 / 1:15 pm

UPDATE: 2:30 p.m. The Tronson Road boat launch has been temporarily closed due to debris buildup following yesterday's wind storm. City crews are removing...

Emergency OKIB meeting

May 24, 2017 / 10:23 am

The Okanagan Indian Band Emergency Operations Centre is hosting an information meeting for all residents who have been impacted by the flooding on OKIB lands....

'The waves were insane'

May 24, 2017 / 9:45 am

The winds have died down, and now the reports of damage are coming in. A powerful storm churned up Okanagan Lake, which was already at flood levels in some...

Coldstream closes pier

May 24, 2017 / 9:25 am

The District of Coldstream has closed the Kalamalka Rotary Pier. The dock is closed because of high water levels. During Tuesday night's storm, waves were...

OKIB expands evac order

May 24, 2017 / 6:31 am

UPDATE: Wednesday 6:30 a.m. The Okanagan Indian Band expanded an evacuation order overnight due to high winds and flood conditions. Properties added to the...

Granny nannies for building

May 24, 2017 / 5:00 am

Granny nannies would be a key part of a proposed 70-unit seniors supportive care facility on 31st Avenue in the downtown where the old Legion building now...

Wildfire evac alert

May 23, 2017 / 10:56 pm

UPDATED 11:52 P.M. An evacuation alert has been issued for homes along Cooper and Hurt roads because of a wildfire. Regional district officials said due to the...

Full throttle fun

May 23, 2017 / 6:13 pm

Off road motorcycle enthusiasts have a chance to go full throttle at the Half Throttle Family Fun Weekend. The event will be held June 24-25 in the Becker...

Lumby to downgrade evacs

May 23, 2017 / 5:30 pm

Lumby officials are planning to downgrade all evacuation orders. As of 8 a.m. Thursday, all current evacuation orders will be downgraded to alerts. While the...

Homeless welcome in parks

May 23, 2017 / 4:34 pm

Vernon city council has voted in favour of allowing homeless people to continue to sleep in public areas, including Polson Park, when there are no beds at local...

Flood watch in Coldstream

May 23, 2017 / 4:30 pm

District of Coldstream officials are preparing for the worst, but hoping for the best. In anticipation of the current weather front expected to move through the...

Buildings to be crushed

May 23, 2017 / 4:23 pm

Parking relief in the downtown core is in sight. Demolition for city properties on the 2900 block of 29 Street, adjacent to the library, are scheduled to take...

Fireworks at secret spot

May 23, 2017 / 2:36 pm

Vernon's Canada Day committee is igniting interest by announcing this year's fireworks show will be launched from a new, secret location. The North...

Help the Landing sandbag

May 23, 2017 / 1:24 pm

A Vernon realtor is urging volunteers, including sports teams and community groups, to head down to Okanagan Landing to fill or transport sandbags for people...

Teen Junction takeover

May 23, 2017 / 11:09 am

The Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs (OBGC) organization is taking over the operation of Teen Junction. The downtown youth centre provides a safe, non-judgmental...

Hip hopper on red carpet

May 23, 2017 / 10:54 am

Two Vernon songsters will be walking the red carpet next month after being nominated for iHeartRadio/Much Music video awards. Hip hop artist Justin Nerling, aka...

Watching Kal Lake rise

May 23, 2017 / 9:43 am

Greater Vernon Water officials are keeping a close eye on the level of Kalamalka Lake which, like Okanagan Lake to the west, continues to rise as the snow melts...

More meters vandalized

May 23, 2017 / 5:00 am

Those quarters put in downtown parking meters appear to be adding up for a thief or thieves while the damage is costing the City of Vernon money in repairs and...

OKIB issues evac order

May 22, 2017 / 3:43 pm

The Okanagan Indian Band has issued an evacuation order for a handful of properties situated along Okanagan Lake due to rising water. Meanwhile, the band is...

Lumby reviews flood events

May 22, 2017 / 2:55 pm

Staff at the Village of Lumby, the local emergency operations centre and emergency social services are considering the "next steps and the path...

Water-themed art

May 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

A water-themed work of art will wind its way through part of Vernon's downtown this fall. Artist Gabrielle Strong’s plan to portray a winding mosaic...

Tattoos for sick kids

May 21, 2017 / 2:37 pm

Tattoo artists from B.C. and Alberta are in Vernon this weekend raising money for The BC Children's Hospital Foundation. "My daughter's had three...

3 rescues in one day

May 21, 2017 / 9:00 am

Two people on dirt bikes were badly injured in separate accidents in the Shuswap and Okanagan regions Saturday as search teams scrambled to find them, according...

Sandbags for OK Landing

May 21, 2017 / 7:20 am

A Vernon realtor is helping out his Okanagan Landing neighbours as the level of Okanagan Lake continues to rise. David Pusey, himself a resident of the area,...

$75,000 for hospital

May 21, 2017 / 5:00 am

A popular doctors' hockey tournament in Vernon has netted big rewards for Vernon Jubilee Hospital. A $75,000 cheque from the Vernon Doctors Hockey...

It's about human rights

May 20, 2017 / 6:00 am

The new rainbow crosswalk in downtown Vernon represents more than just than the LGBTQ community – it is a symbol of human rights. When Travis Irman...

Two boat launches open

May 19, 2017 / 3:31 pm

City of Vernon officials are keeping a pair of boat launches open, but would prefer people not take to Okanagan Lake this weekend. Boating is not recommended...

International pervert caught

May 19, 2017 / 3:23 pm

An observant officer and an oddly parked truck has put an alleged pervert behind bars. A Vernon RCMP officer's diligence to a regular daily duty resulted in...

Pipe back on the bottom

May 19, 2017 / 2:44 pm

A stormwater pipe is back where it belongs. City officials said the stormwater outfall pipe that was floating in Okanagan Lake near Adventure Bay is now safely...

Never giving up

May 19, 2017 / 2:34 pm

The families of three missing women are vowing to never give up the search. Caitlyn Potts, Ashley Simpson and Deanna Wertz have been missing for a year and once...

Accident backs up traffic

May 19, 2017 / 2:26 pm

Traffic is reported backed up for kilometres on Highway 97. Witnesses are telling Castanet traffic in the northbound lanes is stacked up almost to Oyama. Few...

Water receding in Lumby

May 19, 2017 / 10:00 am

The worst is over in Lumby after flooding threatened parts of the North Okanagan community, but evacuation orders remain in place. Creek levels are declining...

It's rodeo time

May 19, 2017 / 5:00 am

What started out as a community picnic has grown to become one of the longest-running rodeos in the country. The 99th annual Falkland Stampede takes place this...

Teeing up for Kindale

May 18, 2017 / 7:30 pm

Kindale is looking for a few good swingers to tee up some donations for the group that was hit hard by recent floods. The Kindale Development Association, a...

Installed with pride

May 18, 2017 / 6:45 pm

Barring a downpour of rain, Vernon should have its first rainbow crosswalk tonight. Crews were preparing to install the crosswalk midblock on 30th Avenue,...

Dangerous debris in lake

May 18, 2017 / 3:15 pm

Boaters need to worry about more than a sunburn this long weekend. Runoff from creeks and streams have washed a large volume of debris into the lakes, some of...

SHAT comes up with plan

May 18, 2017 / 2:34 pm

The Save Hullcar Aquifer Team is continuing to press the government to take action on at water issue that has been dragged out for years. More than 300...

Rising from the depths

May 18, 2017 / 1:46 pm

It wasn't Ogopogo, but Jamie Rudrum did catch something rising from the lake bottom. On Wednesday evening, Rudrum and some friends were hiking near...

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