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Vernon News Last 7 days

Suds and Cider starts to sell

Dec 2, 2016 / 9:42 am

There was brisk business at the Vernon Winter Carnival office on Friday morning as tickets went on sale for events. About a dozen stalwarts who stood outside...

Wine and carrots to go

Dec 2, 2016 / 5:00 am

Would you like a bottle of Chardonnay with that salmon? The Real Canadian Superstore on Anderson Way is the first grocery store in the Vernon area to stock B.C....

Float just doesn't float

Dec 2, 2016 / 5:00 am

A City of Vernon float used by Queen Silver Star and her princesses during the Winter Carnival parade each year is in bad shape, according Coun. Catherine Lord....

Council supports cops

Dec 1, 2016 / 5:23 pm

Vernon council has once again expressed its full confidence in the North Okanagan RCMP detachment and the services provided following a media report that...

U.S. Olympians to race here

Dec 1, 2016 / 3:50 pm

U.S. Olympians Kris Freeman, Brian Gregg and Caitlin Gregg, as well as various Canada and U.S. national ski team athletes, are among the 300 top-class,...

Cash for camp cleanups

Dec 1, 2016 / 1:32 pm

Vernon city council has directed staff to set aside $90,000 to cope with homelessness problems next year, including $60,000 for abandoned camp cleanups. The...

Council OK's tax hike

Dec 1, 2016 / 12:45 pm

City taxes are going up in 2017 by 3.65 per cent. After two days of budget deliberations, councillors gave the okay to a 1.75 per cent hike in operating costs...

No conflict of interest

Dec 1, 2016 / 12:30 pm

Vernon city councillor Brian Quiring said he has no intention of resigning his seat over what one member of the public called a “perceived conflict of...

Vernon 125 Kick-Off

Dec 1, 2016 / 5:00 am

You can expect to see a lot of birthday cake at public events in Vernon next year. Not only will Canada be celebrating its 150th anniversary but the City of...

Fentanyl sparks calls

Dec 1, 2016 / 5:00 am

Vernon Fire Rescue expects more calls to deal with hazardous materials in the new year due to an increased number of overdoses caused by fentanyl, a dangerous...

$13 million for roads, pipes

Nov 30, 2016 / 6:55 pm

Vernon council has given the nod to a $13 million 2017 capital budget focussed on renewing aging infrastructure, such as roads and pipes. Funding is going up...

Millions spent, says MLA

Nov 30, 2016 / 5:32 pm

UPDATE: 5:30 p.m. Vernon Monashee MLA Eric Foster has defended the provincial government's efforts to help the homeless and those on low-income in Vernon,...

Rollovers in N. Okanagan

Nov 30, 2016 / 4:36 pm

Two separate vehicle rollovers sent people to Vernon Jubilee Hospital Wednesday afternoon. In one, Highway 6 was closed for a time between Lumby and Cherryville...

Downhill all the way

Nov 30, 2016 / 3:52 pm

About 100 "keeners" were lined up by the chairlift at SilverStar Mountain Resort early Wednesday morning for the first downhill runs of the season....

Mission backpack campaign

Nov 30, 2016 / 3:23 pm

The Upper Room Mission is getting ready for Christmas. Its popular 'Fill-A-Backpack Campaign' is underway. Vernon residents can drop off a backpack full...

Police solve B&Es

Nov 30, 2016 / 12:28 pm

The RCMP are giving themselves a pat on the back after connecting two suspects to a number of thefts and break-ins throughout the North Okanagan between August...

Senior arrested for fire

Nov 30, 2016 / 11:51 am

North Okanagan RCMP have arrested a 72-year-old man in connection with an alleged arson in Enderby on Sunday night. Police report that on Nov. 27th, at...

Little red corvette too fast

Nov 30, 2016 / 11:30 am

Prince's song lyrics 'Little red Corvette, baby you're much too fast' appear to be an apt description of an incident in the North Okanagan this...

Cost of fire, cops to climb

Nov 30, 2016 / 11:09 am

Both Vernon Fire Services and the RCMP are asking for increases in their 2017 budgets. During a presentation to council, the fire department projected a 1.8 per...

Students light up at council

Nov 30, 2016 / 9:00 am

A delegation from Coldstream Elementary was better prepared than most when students convinced district councillors this week to spend money on some Christmas...

RCMP seek Vernon teen

Nov 30, 2016 / 8:04 am

Vernon RCMP are asking for help in locating Savannah Pelletier, a missing teenager. The 17-year-old was reported missing on Nov. 26. Pelletier is described as a...

Funds for Coldstream hall

Nov 30, 2016 / 5:00 am

An old institution in Coldstream is expected to get a makeover or even a new building at some future date and the district council is planning for that. Council...

Cost of death goes up

Nov 30, 2016 / 5:00 am

It's going to cost more to buy a plot in Vernon's cemetery next year. City council has approved a ten per cent increase in 2017 prices but denied a...

Thumbs up for Trans Mtn.

Nov 29, 2016 / 7:15 pm

Vernon Monashee MLA Eric Foster has welcomed the federal government's approval of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The billion dollar...

Buy Local gives funds

Nov 29, 2016 / 3:03 pm

Business is booming for BX Press, a third-generation apple orchard and cidery near Vernon, according to owner Melissa Dobernigg. The company was one of two area...

Carnival tix to sell Friday

Nov 29, 2016 / 2:41 pm

Close to 100 events will be held during next year's Vernon Winter Carnival, organizers say. Tickets go on sale this coming Friday, Dec. 2. Celebrating...

Give a little, ask groups

Nov 29, 2016 / 1:49 pm

Vernon-based community groups and charities are urging people this Giving Tuesday to give a little – and not all are asking for cash. Dozens of people...

Rec Centre reopens

Nov 29, 2016 / 12:55 pm

UPDATE: 12:55 p.m. The Vernon Recreation Centre reopened in the noon hour Tuesday after being closed for five hours. The City closed the facility at 7:30 a.m....

Food for parking fines

Nov 29, 2016 / 12:42 pm

Vernon city hall is hoping to help those in need during the holidays by donating the cash collected from parking tickets fines, Dec. 4-10th. The money will go...

Driver flees crash

Nov 29, 2016 / 11:19 am

UPDATE: 11:20 a.m. The driver of a Chevrolet pickup fled the scene after a vehicle crash on Highway 6 by Waddington Road Tuesday morning around 9 a.m., says...

No more tickets for logos

Nov 29, 2016 / 11:08 am

The logo is no longer a no-go for vehicles at metered parking spots in Vernon. Vehicles with advertising logos on the sides should be safe from an obscure...

Crunch in the Landing

Nov 29, 2016 / 9:09 am

A Vernon Fire Rescue crew was called to the scene on 18th Avenue, near 44th Street, around 8:50 a.m. after a two-vehicle collision. A grey car suffered serious...

Council hands out grants

Nov 29, 2016 / 5:00 am

A cycling group has ridden its way to a $16,600 grant from the City of Vernon, which will come from the tourism marketing budget. City council approved the...

Sentence almost over

Nov 29, 2016 / 5:00 am

A man who pleaded guilty to the unlawful confinement and sexual assault of a woman in the North Okanagan on Aug. 14, 2012 has been given a three-year prison...

Business looking good

Nov 29, 2016 / 5:00 am

A survey of 112 businesses throughout the City of Vernon has found that many are doing well in the current economic climate. The information was gathered during...

Homeless must move on

Nov 28, 2016 / 7:00 pm

Vernon council has passed a motion that would notify people living in homeless camps they have just five days to move out – as long as there is enough...

Is mall bus stop safe?

Nov 28, 2016 / 4:35 pm

Vernon's mayor questions the safety of customers at the Village Green Centre who are taking the bus and then having to cut across the parking lot to get...

Vernon man found

Nov 28, 2016 / 12:13 pm

The RCMP report a Vernon man who went missing ealier this month has been located safe and sound. Dale James Williams, 26, was last heard from on Nov. 6th....

Silver Star beckons skiers

Nov 28, 2016 / 11:11 am

A big dump of snow over the weekend means downhill skiing will commence on Silver Star Mountain in two days time. “Mother Nature was really kind to us...

Legion finds leaders

Nov 28, 2016 / 10:13 am

It appears new leaders have stepped in to help the Vernon Legion continue. A special meeting of Branch 25 will be held at Eagles Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 6, to...

Busy time for the Mission

Nov 28, 2016 / 5:00 am

Cooler November weather and tough economic times for some are driving more people to use services at Vernon's Upper Room Mission. Lisa Anderson, the...

For the birds

Nov 28, 2016 / 5:00 am

North America's long-running citizen science project gets underway again in December. The annual Christmas bird count in Vernon takes place on Dec. 18....

Downtown lights up

Nov 27, 2016 / 5:00 am

Taking advantage of the warmest late November weather is years, hundreds of families jammed 30th Avenue in downtown Vernon on Saturday to take part in the...

Crash sends 2 to hospital

Nov 25, 2016 / 5:52 pm

Two people were taken to Vernon Jubilee Hospital after a two vehicle collision at 43rd Avenue and 29th Street around 5:15 p.m. Friday. An 11-year-old girl who...

City hall parking wars

Nov 25, 2016 / 4:58 pm

An Armstrong man says he will fight Vernon city hall after getting a ticket on 30th Avenue because of business logos on his vehicle. Lee Courts said he parked...

Coroner IDs Enderby couple

Nov 25, 2016 / 12:35 pm

The BC Coroners Service has named a man and a woman who died in a murder-suicide in Enderby last week. Don Wayne Ball, 69, and 46-year-old Treena Marie Ball,...

Needles, fires and crime

Nov 25, 2016 / 11:25 am

Fires, numerous needles left lying about and criminal activity are three reasons homeless camps were pulled down in Vernon on Thursday – and the cleanup...

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