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Vernon News Dec 3 to 9, 2017

Christmastime of old

Dec 9, 2017 / 1:53 pm

Christmastime from days gone by are brought to life at Historic O'Keefe Ranch this weekend. Although the ranch is closed for the regular season, it opened...

Hundreds for breakfast

Dec 9, 2017 / 11:06 am

Breakfast is served. Hundreds of students are their parents showed up for the pancake breakfast sponsored in part by the Silver Star Rotary Club. The Parent...

Ring those bells for a cause

Dec 9, 2017 / 5:00 am

Come on ring those bells. The Vernon Salvation Army is in need of bell ringers to man kettles at various locations around town. “We definitely need more,...

Star shines bright again

Dec 8, 2017 / 7:00 pm

Bethlehem has come to Vernon. Once again, Emmanuel Baptist Church is presenting Bethlehem Star. The annual event attracts thousands of people and opened Friday...

To Zimbabwe with love

Dec 8, 2017 / 12:42 pm

Zimbabwe is a long way from Vernon, but a group in the North Okanagan is changing the lives of thousands of people in the African Nation. Zimbabwe Project is...

Auxiliary lights up bulbs

Dec 8, 2017 / 10:04 am

The Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation’s Light a Bulb Campaign is well on its way to reaching its goal of $250,000. With three weeks to go, the campaign...

Mild weather to continue

Dec 8, 2017 / 9:49 am

It's beginning to look a lot like...a green Christmas. The calendar may say its almost Christmastime, but the weather is not reflecting the season. Okanagan...

Crash case resumes in 2018

Dec 8, 2017 / 5:00 am

The court case against a Lumby man, charged in a double-fatal vehicle crash in Saskatchewan last year, won't resume until next February. Kiel Stewart, born...

Pickleball asks for cash

Dec 8, 2017 / 5:00 am

The Vernon Pickleball Association has been hard at work on its $1.4 million, 12-court facility at Marshall Field which, it's hoped, will open next spring....

VSAR gets new equipment

Dec 7, 2017 / 8:35 pm

Members of the Vernon Search and Rescue were surprised with a brand new piece of equipment at their Christmas Party Thursday night. The volunteer group recently...

Should we keep ranchland?

Dec 7, 2017 / 7:30 pm

Local politicians will review a request to keep a huge chunk of BX ranchland for public use, but the idea already has some support. The BX Ranchland Task Force...

More slopes for pow hounds

Dec 7, 2017 / 12:23 pm

There will be even more terrain for powder hounds to enjoy at SilverStar Mountain Resort this weekend. The North Okanagan ski hill will be opening the Putnam...

Tons of food collected

Dec 7, 2017 / 11:55 am

Realtors in the North Okanagan have done it again. The annual food drive collected more than 30,000 pounds of food in a single night. The realtors, along with...

Use trail at your own risk

Dec 7, 2017 / 11:03 am

Hikers and bikers can once again use the north end of the Okanagan Rail Trail but they must do so at their own risk. Rock scaling and heavy equipment work along...

Youth struck by vehicle

Dec 7, 2017 / 10:48 am

A young person was hit by a vehicle on Okanagan Landing Road Thursday morning, but fortunately was not injured. The youth was hit at the intersection of 34th...

'Dedicated' flagger dies

Dec 7, 2017 / 10:35 am

UPDATE: 10:35 a.m. A North Okanagan flagger who has died less than three weeks after being struck by a vehicle in a construction zone has been described as a...

Gifts from outside the box

Dec 7, 2017 / 5:00 am

What do you get the person for Christmas who has everything? How about a goat? If you are looking for something a little different to give this Christmas, the...

$60 mil in lettuce

Dec 6, 2017 / 4:52 pm

That's a lot of lettuce! A Quebec-based agricultural firm is investing $60 million to buy land to grow salad greens and build a packing house in Coldstream....

Wrecked fields connection

Dec 6, 2017 / 2:52 pm

Vernon RCMP believe thousands of dollars in damage done to fields at Creekside Park in Coldstream yesterday may be connected to an impaired driving...

Lights! Camera! Action!

Dec 6, 2017 / 1:51 pm

Hollywood has once again set up shop in Vernon. A field off of Commonage Road near the Allan Brooks Nature Centre has been turned into a movie set for the...

DNA test at the drug store

Dec 6, 2017 / 1:20 pm

The way people take medicine for aches and pains, heart ailments, antidepressants and many other conditions is about to change. New DNA testing is expected to...

Police return to farm

Dec 6, 2017 / 10:32 am

UPDATE 2:40 p.m. RCMP Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said, "Reparation work is being conducted as a result of what was moved/disturbed/damaged during the search effort....

Olympians ski at Sovereign

Dec 6, 2017 / 9:48 am

Elite cross-country skiers will be taking part in key races at Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre this weekend in the lead up to next February's Olympic Games....

In honour of missing women

Dec 6, 2017 / 5:00 am

The public is invited to attend a candlelight vigil in Enderby for missing women and women who have been impacted by violence. Organizer Jody Leon said the...

150 fallen trees cleared

Dec 5, 2017 / 9:01 pm

It was one last effort before the winter arrives for good. Members of the North Okanagan Cycling Society (NOCS) and the Kalamalka Running and Triathlon Sports...

Peace being filmed in Valley

Dec 5, 2017 / 8:07 pm

A war movie called Peace is being shot in the North Okanagan Enderby Entertainment is shooting the Second World War action thriller in and around Vernon....

A car for Christmas

Dec 5, 2017 / 5:00 pm

Some worthy family or individual in Vernon in need of a car will be getting a nice Christmas present. Fontain Tire Vernon has partnered with Fix Auto North...

Helping addicts recover

Dec 5, 2017 / 3:48 pm

One of Vernon's best-known families has made it possible for people to beat addiction. Kelly Fehr, with the John Howard Society, said a $220,000 from the...

Elves visit SilverStar

Dec 5, 2017 / 2:29 pm

Santa's elves paid SilverStar Mountain Resort an visit recently, handing out gifts to surprised skiers. Clad in traditional elf attire, Santa's little...

Queen candidates compete

Dec 5, 2017 / 1:54 pm

Queen Silver Star candidates gave speeches Monday as judges, including from the Vernon Toastmaster Club, listened intently. The speeches were part of the...

Video of woman's rescue

Dec 5, 2017 / 1:45 pm

UPDATE: 10:15 a.m. A North Okanagan woman suffering from hypothermia was rescued by emergency personnel and Vernon Search and Rescue after spending more than 14...

3 years for gun stockpile

Dec 5, 2017 / 12:34 pm

A man who was found by Vernon RCMP officers hiding in a storage locker full of powerful guns, drugs and stolen property last April has pleaded guilty to a long...

100s of tubers warned

Dec 5, 2017 / 5:00 am

Hundreds of people tubing on the Shuswap River this past summer received warnings from conservation officers involved in enhanced boat patrols throughout the...

Realtors food drive

Dec 4, 2017 / 2:56 pm

Realtors in Vernon and Armstrong are aiming to collect tons of non-perishable food this week for local food banks. “This is the 40th annual North Okanagan...

$1/2 mil for Lumby daycare

Dec 4, 2017 / 1:43 pm

The B.C. government has announced it is funding thousands of new licensed child-care spaces. Lumby is one area that will benefit from the investment. The Bridge...

Local resident honoured

Dec 4, 2017 / 12:42 pm

Vernon resident Cor Zandbergen is to be presented with the highest honour of the Red Cross. Zandbergen is being honoured for “his 16 years of dedicated...

Counter Attack begins

Dec 4, 2017 / 11:19 am

'Tis the holiday season and Vernon/North Okanagan RCMP will be out looking for impaired drivers. For the month of December and into the new year, drivers...

Fond salute for club owner

Dec 4, 2017 / 7:35 am

A man who was a key part of Vernon's nightlife scene for many years has passed away. Mo Halat, who was in his eighties, died in hospital Friday due to an...

Shoparama helps out

Dec 3, 2017 / 2:18 pm

The local food bank got a boost from patrons to the popular Shoparama event at the Vernon Rec Centre. On the first day, Saturday, 25 bins of food were filled...

Ice causes Vernon crashes

Dec 3, 2017 / 1:38 pm

Black ice appears to be the cause of two single vehicle crashes, one after the other, in a northbound lane of Highway 97 south of Vernon on Sunday. Emergency...

Sewell speaks out

Dec 3, 2017 / 12:40 pm

Vernon's Samantha Sewell continues to speak out against bullying as she takes part in pageants. Sewell recently won her fifth title in three years, earning...

Pipers cheque for Santa

Dec 3, 2017 / 6:48 am

It's getting closer to Christmas so every penny helps. The Kalamalka Highlanders Pipe Band held its annual pub crawl, visiting 14 Vernon and area...

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