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Vernon News Feb 4 to 10, 2018

Balloons will fly today!

Feb 10, 2018 / 8:46 am

Hot air balloons will fly today in the North Okanagan. The hot air balloons have become one of the main focal points for Vernon Winter Carnival. Poor weather...

Sentenced for robbery

Feb 10, 2018 / 8:00 am

Two men arrested in connection with a Valentine's Day robbery have been sentenced. Daine Steven Vollmin, 25, and Mattew Joshua Roy, 27, will both be...

Answers but no drug yet

Feb 10, 2018 / 5:00 am

NDP Minister of Health Adrian Dix is aware of the plight of a Vernon woman's struggle with cystic fibrosis and said his office is doing what it can to help...

A busy day at Carnival

Feb 10, 2018 / 5:00 am

Vernon’s 58th Winter Carnival is almost wrapping but not before a fun-filled weekend of events. There are tons of events to choose from today. The 2018...

Police staff 'arrested'

Feb 9, 2018 / 5:58 pm

'Criminal's were lurking in the midst of Vernon police Friday, but fortunately Carnival Cops were on hand to save the day. Vernon RCMP support staff...

Ransom and Lunder up first

Feb 9, 2018 / 5:00 pm

The first of our Okanagan athletes are set to try for the podium at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Both Emma Lunder of Vernon and Julie Ransom of...

Exchange program in Lumby

Feb 9, 2018 / 4:43 pm

The province is expanding its woodstove program in Coldstream to include Lumby and Rural Lumby. Under the banner Coldstream/Lavington/Lumby Woodstove Exchange...

Accident witness sought

Feb 9, 2018 / 11:04 am

North Okanagan RCMP are continuing to investigate a collision earlier this week that claimed the life of a local teen and would like to speak with a potential...

Street talent wanted

Feb 9, 2018 / 10:09 am

The Downtown Vernon Association is looking for some street talent to liven things up in the downtown core. The DVA is looking for individuals to play at select...

Balloons grounded, again

Feb 9, 2018 / 9:24 am

UPDATE 10:30 p.m. There's good news and bad news. The bad news is, conditions are too windy for the hot air balloons to take flight today, but the good news...

Posh party pulled off

Feb 9, 2018 / 9:03 am

More than 300 parka'd-up-people participated in the Predator Ridge Parka Party Thursday night. It was the first time the resort has participated in the...

An elegant lunch gala

Feb 9, 2018 / 5:00 am

An elegant and unforgettable lunch will be held for many Vernon residents this Saturday. The Vernon Jubilee Hospital Auxiliary invites special needs guests from...

Final Carnival weekend

Feb 9, 2018 / 5:00 am

It’s day number eight of Vernon’s 58th annual Winter Carnival and there are many events taking place to kick off your weekend. The hot air balloons...

Sagmoen hears new charges

Feb 8, 2018 / 4:17 pm

Curtis Wayne Sagmoen appeared in a Vernon court room Thursday to face a new set of assault charges. Sagmoen has appeared by video numerous times on charges...

Coca-Cola Classic begins

Feb 8, 2018 / 4:00 pm

Vernon's Civic Arena kicked off its final Coca-Cola Classic Peewee Hockey Tournament Thursday before the historic rink is demolished. The top peewee teams...

Foster happy with Wilkinson

Feb 8, 2018 / 1:43 pm

While he was disappointed when Christy Clark announced she was retiring from politics, Vernon-Monashee MLA Eric Foster is thrilled with the new leader of the...

Rain grounds big balloons

Feb 8, 2018 / 12:02 pm

Mother Nature is just not co-operating. Hot air balloons were supposed to take the the skies above the North Okanagan today, but the drizzling rain has grounded...

Tributes after tragic loss

Feb 8, 2018 / 9:33 am

Beautiful and heartfelt tributes continue to be shared on social media for Rebecca Kimmel. The 18-year-old died in a car crash Monday night on Highway 6. Poor...

Doing the RCMP proud

Feb 8, 2018 / 9:30 am

Vernon RCMP honoured one of their own for volunteer work in the community. Cpl. Yannik Lescareau was recognized as the RCMP Volunteer of the Year during the...

Hard to simply breathe

Feb 8, 2018 / 9:13 am

All Melissa Verleg wants is to live as normal a life as possible. But without a life-changing drug, simply breathing can be a challenge. Verleg has cystic...

Kicking off day 7

Feb 8, 2018 / 5:00 am

It’s day number seven of Vernon’s 58th annual Winter Carnival and there is an event for everyone's style today. The 47th annual Coca-Cola...

Take the plunge for Africa

Feb 7, 2018 / 7:30 pm

Hardy souls can take a dip for charity on Sunday. On Feb. 11, the annual Zimbabwe Project Polar Bear Swim will take place at Kal Beach. Registration starts at...

Standoff suspect ID'd

Feb 7, 2018 / 6:04 pm

The 33-year-old man at the centre of a 15-hour long standoff with police has made his first appearance in court. Kelly Blake Torvik is facing a number of...

Training in the TAP-V

Feb 7, 2018 / 6:00 pm

Great minds came together near Winfield to create an obstacle course for the British Columbia Dragoons. The Interior Heavy Equipment Operator School wanted to...

DUI while on trial for DUI

Feb 7, 2018 / 5:00 pm

A Lumby man who was allegedly impaired behind the wheel the night two people died in a car crash, has had his bail revoked and is behind bars for allegedly...

Award-winning day

Feb 7, 2018 / 3:28 pm

Thanks to the painting skills of Okanagan artist Bernie Bates, Castanet Vernon secured the first runner up for the professional window painting category for the...

City, OKIB working together

Feb 7, 2018 / 1:27 pm

The Okanagan Indian Band and City of Vernon are embarking on a three-year collaboration program. The two government bodies will participate in the Community...

Vote could be game changer

Feb 7, 2018 / 12:00 pm

It may be 'only a byelection' but a vote in West Kelowna this weekend has the potential to change the political landscape of the province. The seat...

Piece of history collapses

Feb 7, 2018 / 11:37 am

It has been a fixture in the landscape for decades, but a barn near Lumby could not survive the winter of 2017-18. Heavy snow collapsed the aging structure,...

Exclusive Parka Party at Pred

Feb 7, 2018 / 10:31 am

It's a paradise for the foodie and the fashionista. Predator Ridge is throwing its first annual Parka Party as part of Vernon's Winter Carnival. Escape...

BC Conservatives fire salvo

Feb 7, 2018 / 9:10 am

The BC Conservative party is pushing the current provincial regime to allow craft cannabis growers to compete with government sources once pot sales become...

Vernon's queen from 1965

Feb 7, 2018 / 5:00 am

Queen Silver Star V graced Vernon on Tuesday morning and enjoyed coffee with our current queen and princess. Joan Harper Bartsch was Queen Silver Star in 1965...

Crime takes a nose dive

Feb 7, 2018 / 5:00 am

Property crime took a free fall in the last quarter of 2017 compared to the previous year according to a report from the city's top cop. In his quarterly...

Busy day for Carnival

Feb 7, 2018 / 5:00 am

It’s day number six of Vernon’s 58th annual Winter Carnival and events are already ramping up getting ready for the weekend. The Kids Karnival takes...

Little kid, big heart

Feb 6, 2018 / 8:55 pm

A lot of adults could learn from Alex Mulder. At just eight years old, Alex has already made two videos to help the Upper Room Mission's Coldest Night of...

App could be a real lifesaver

Feb 6, 2018 / 8:13 pm

Imagine if you or someone you loved suffered a massive cardiac arrest out of the blue one day while walking down the street. Chances of survival may very well...

Friends support family

Feb 6, 2018 / 6:12 pm

UPDATED: 6:10 p.m. A Gofundme page has been set up for the family of a teen killed in a car accident Monday near Lavington. The page, which was set up by Anna...

Blind skiers hit the slopes

Feb 6, 2018 / 6:00 pm

Visually impaired skiers will spend the week hitting the slopes at Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre. Ski for Light Canada 2018 celebrates its 40th year at...

Plant investigation wraps

Feb 6, 2018 / 3:36 pm

WorkSafeBC has wrapped up its investigation into a small fire on Jan. 21 at the Pinnacle pellet plant in Lavington. "It had a failed bearing at one of the...

Stepping out of the haze

Feb 6, 2018 / 3:15 pm

The province has announced how it plans on regulating marijuana when it becomes legal later this year. And that means municipalities have a clearer picture of...

Standoff charges possible

Feb 6, 2018 / 1:32 pm

UPDATE: 1:31 p.m. The man at the centre of a standoff in Coldstream Monday is facing possible charges relating to firearm offences and assault. RCMP say through...

The future is in your hands

Feb 6, 2018 / 10:01 am

The first of three community open houses in Feb. on the future of recreation in the Greater Vernon area is set for Wednesday evening. The public is urged to...

Overcoming the odds

Feb 6, 2018 / 9:17 am

It should make for an emotional and inspirational night when local-boy turned miracle, Mike Shaw shares his story at the 13th annual Valley First/UBC Okanagan...

Midway through Carnival

Feb 6, 2018 / 5:00 am

It's the fifth day of the annual 58th Vernon Winter Carnival and there are tons of events today to get you through your Tuesday. The 40th annual Ski for...

Standoff finally ends

Feb 5, 2018 / 4:25 pm

UPDATE: 3:21 p.m. The nearly 15-hour standoff in Coldstream has come to an end. A man was seen getting arrested and escorted into the back of an RCMP cruiser...

Busy Carnival weekend

Feb 5, 2018 / 5:00 am

The first weekend of Vernon's 58th annual Winter Carnival was a busy one. Events took place all over Vernon Friday, Saturday and Sunday while proving to be...

A snow built masterpiece

Feb 4, 2018 / 3:00 pm

It was the final day for the B.C. Snow Sculpture Competition at Silver Star Sunday and despite a blizzard many came out for the event. Every year as part of...

Snowfall warning issued

Feb 4, 2018 / 8:21 am

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the Shuswap, with about 15 to 20 centimetres expected to fall today. A Pacific frontal system will make...

'Sunday Funday' action

Feb 4, 2018 / 5:00 am

There are tons of Winter Carnival events today to guarantee your 'Sunday Funday' is action-packed. Head to Silver Star and take a stroll through the...