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Vernon News Feb 11 to 17, 2018

Coq reopens southbound

Feb 17, 2018 / 7:53 pm

UPDATE: 7:55 p.m. The southbound lanes of the Coquihalla Highway have reopened near Merritt, according to DriveBC. The highway was closed for about...

Safety first at the Star

Feb 17, 2018 / 1:34 pm

Emergency personnel of all description were at SilverStar Mountain Resort Saturday, but there is no reason for alarm. It was all part of the eighth annual...

Plane, divers scour water

Feb 17, 2018 / 11:35 am

UPDATE: 11:35 a.m. Rescue divers continue to search the waters near Puerto Vallarta where Vernon's Gloria Miller went missing Thursday. The family has...

Fire displaces family of 6

Feb 17, 2018 / 9:36 am

An Armstrong family of six escaped a house fire unharmed late Friday night. But Armstrong/Spallumcheen Fire Chief Ian Cummings said there was significant fire,...

Nothing goes to waste

Feb 17, 2018 / 5:00 am

There is a movement taking place in many larger centres asking grocery stores to donate 'day-old' items to local missions and food banks, but in Vernon...

Flowing with history

Feb 16, 2018 / 6:00 pm

Officials with O'Keefe Ranch want to revive another historical aspect of the popular site. The fountain that sits in front of O'Keefe House was...

'Hoping for a miracle'

Feb 16, 2018 / 5:18 pm

UPDATED: 5:18 p.m. Those closest to Gloria Miller are hoping for a miracle. The Vernon woman has now been missing for more than 31 hours. Miller went missing...

More than just animals

Feb 16, 2018 / 2:09 pm

The 4-H Club is about a lot more than animals, and people can check out all the group has to offer during an open house this afternoon. The club has moved to...

Guns drawn on street

Feb 16, 2018 / 12:13 pm

UPDATED: 12:09 p.m. A quiet residential area of Vernon was the scene of heavy police presence Thursday night. RCMP say they were called to a home on 11th Ave...

Twirling up the ice

Feb 16, 2018 / 12:11 pm

Hundreds of figure skaters are at Kal Tire Place this weekend for 2018 Okanagan Regional Championships. The event runs through Sunday and will feature 400...

Never Die Easy

Feb 16, 2018 / 11:53 am

One of Vernon most elusive celebrities is the focus of a documentary. Dag Aabye is a bit of a local legend in Vernon for his lifestyle. In the summer, he lives...

Stabbing at Polson Park

Feb 16, 2018 / 10:17 am

UPDATED: 10:17 a.m. An early morning stabbing Friday had police close off Polson Park for a few hours. Police were called to the park around 6:30 a.m. for a...

Gung hay fat choy

Feb 16, 2018 / 8:48 am

Today marks the start of Chinese New Year. 2018 is the year of the dog. According to the website Chinesenewyear2018.com "Zodiac signs play an integral...

Ride-hailing gets thumbs up

Feb 16, 2018 / 6:00 am

It's welcome news to the ears of Enderby's mayor. Ride-hailing is on its way to B.C. after the unanimous support of an all-party committee of the...

Buried in snow

Feb 16, 2018 / 5:00 am

It's becoming easier to get lost in a snowbank at Silver Star Mountain Resort. Silver Star isn't denying that it has been an amazing year for snow and...

Flooding concerns in Lumby

Feb 15, 2018 / 12:55 pm

There is growing concern in the Village of Lumby around the potential of spring flooding. The village sent a letter to the North Okanagan Region District...

Lumby, Splatsin sign deal

Feb 15, 2018 / 12:33 pm

The Village of Lumby and the Splatsin have signed a protocol agreement which outlines the two governments working relationship. "It's a great day as...

Sagmoen back in court

Feb 15, 2018 / 12:19 pm

UPDATED: 12:18 p.m. A heavily bearded Curtis Wayne Sagmoen appeared in court by video link Thursday morning. His appearance was in relation to a new charge of...

Tough loss for Hill

Feb 15, 2018 / 10:20 am

Vernon's Kevin Hill didn't get the results he was looking for at the Olympics, but he is still in good spirits despite taking a tough loss in the...

Man robs Tim Hortons

Feb 15, 2018 / 10:18 am

Police are searching for a man who allegedly robbed a Tim Hortons on Valentine's Day. Vernon RCMP say around 11 p.m. the man was asked to leave the Tim...

Lunder, Ransom race 15km

Feb 15, 2018 / 9:30 am

Emma Lunder of Vernon and Julie Ransom of Kelowna competed in the women's 15km individual in biathlon this morning. Lunder finished 54th with a time of...

New patio approved

Feb 15, 2018 / 8:44 am

There will be a new outdoor patio in Vernon come summertime. Mr. Mikes was granted permission to build a 46-seat patio addition at its new location on Highway...

Ebbett with assist in opener

Feb 15, 2018 / 8:34 am

The Canadian men's national hockey team routed Team Switzerland 5-1 at the PyeongChan 2018 Olympic Winter Games Thursday morning. It was the first game of...

Two tales, one city

Feb 15, 2018 / 5:00 am

Not exactly a population boom, but there are now more than 82,400 people living in the North Okanagan — more than 42,000 call Vernon home. That is a 2...

Woman on a mission

Feb 15, 2018 / 5:00 am

Jayden McBride knows what she wants and is going after it. The 20-year-old Lumby woman has launched a clothing line called Rad Mountain Living that has already...

Make a friend with a senior

Feb 14, 2018 / 7:00 pm

A Vernon woman has started a group intended to bring 'joy and laughter' to local seniors. The group plans to go to local senior homes with their...

Lying online isn't loved

Feb 14, 2018 / 5:07 pm

Looking for love on Valentine's Day? You are not alone. Websites like Plenty of Fish, eHarmony, and Tinder usually see a spike in the number of users...

True Leaf returns the love

Feb 14, 2018 / 12:43 pm

True Leaf, the cannabis company with a soft spot for dogs, is giving back on Valentine's Day. True Leaf has two main operating divisions: True Leaf Medicine...

Kevin Hill goes for gold

Feb 14, 2018 / 12:00 pm

Vernon's Kevin Hill says he is feeling "great" and is ready to race after an "awesome day of training" on the 2018 Winter Olympics...

Pick up your dog's poop

Feb 14, 2018 / 12:00 pm

Now that the snow is slowly melting, all kinds of treasures are being unearthed. Unfortunately, it is like tiptoeing through a minefield at the local dog...

B and C missing from library

Feb 14, 2018 / 10:46 am

Keeping the Okanagan Regional Library Vernon Branch open on Sunday's doesn't come without some kind of additional cost. For Vernon and Coldstream it is...

Skating on thin ice

Feb 14, 2018 / 9:50 am

With outdoor temperatures constantly fluctuating it's important to remember to be cautious when planning outdoor activities that involve frozen lakes and...

Cupid strikes in Vernon

Feb 14, 2018 / 8:32 am

To the humour of many, last week Vernon made Amazon.ca's top 20 most romantic cities in Canada list. Sitting at 18th, Vernon was joined by such romantic...

Too dangerous for cyclists

Feb 14, 2018 / 6:00 am

You will soon see more cyclists in the North Okanagan. While work on the Okanagan Rail Trail gets underway, the push is on to make Vernon a focal point for...

Butting out at bus stops?

Feb 14, 2018 / 5:00 am

Would you support a smoking ban at transit stops? Members of Vernon city council heard from two transit workers who believe the majority of people in this city...

Vernon's best businesses

Feb 13, 2018 / 7:00 pm

The finalists for the 2018 Business Excellence Awards in Vernon have officially been decided. The winners in each category along with the Business of the Year...

Big bird count is back

Feb 13, 2018 / 7:00 pm

The Great Backyard Bird Count is back. The 21st annual event is exactly as it sounds – participants count birds for at least 15 minutes on one or more of...

Injured fighting fire

Feb 13, 2018 / 4:49 pm

UPDATED: 4:49 p.m. A firefighter was injured while battling the blaze that engulfed an Okanagan Landing home Tuesday morning. "We had a firefighter that...

Wanting to attract cyclists

Feb 13, 2018 / 1:07 pm

The City of Vernon is looking at ways to enhance the tourist experience in anticipation of the completed Okanagan Rail Trail. City staff have identified the...

Nabbed 'hiding' from police

Feb 13, 2018 / 12:04 pm

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP arrested two men after a game of 'hide and seek' didn’t go in their favour. On Feb. 7 RCMP were called to the area of...

Man found safe and sound

Feb 13, 2018 / 10:57 am

UPDATED: 10:57 a.m. Chad Bannick has been located and he is safe and sound, according to Vernon RCMP. The police would like to thank the media and the public...

Young woman still missing

Feb 13, 2018 / 10:53 am

A Vernon woman has been missing for almost two weeks. Emily Daley, 21, was last seen on Jan. 31. Since Daley's disappearance, police have followed up on...

A freezing cold dip

Feb 12, 2018 / 5:00 am

It was definitely well below freezing on Sunday but that didn't stop people from joining in on the fifth annual Polar Bear Swim. It took hours to get...

Big air, big money

Feb 11, 2018 / 10:34 am

Patrick Dew is no stranger to the mountain or the camera. Dew is currently on the world cup circuit as a member of Canada freestyle’s Nextgen slopestyle...

Boogie woogie blues

Feb 11, 2018 / 10:30 am

Vernon blues fans got a special treat Saturday night as one of the provinces best blues man headlined the 9th annual Vernon Winter Carnival Blues festival. A...

Campfire tales for the family

Feb 11, 2018 / 9:00 am

Gather the family around the campfire for some tales of Okanagan legends. While the campfire may not be real – it will be a virtual indoor campfire at the...

Hundreds attend spicy event

Feb 11, 2018 / 8:34 am

The coveted title for best chilli in Vernon went to Station BBQ. Hundreds showed up Saturday to eat some chilli and cast a vote for their favourites in the...

Carnival comes to an end

Feb 11, 2018 / 5:00 am

It’s the last day of Vernon’s 58th annual Winter Carnival so make sure to get out there and enjoy all the final events carnival has to offer. Take a...