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Vernon News Feb 18 to 24, 2018

Market runs all year

Feb 24, 2018 / 1:00 pm

It may be cold and snowy outside, but that is not enough to stop the Vernon Farmers Market from setting up. Every Friday from noon to 4 p.m., up to 30 venders...

Skiing for a good cause

Feb 24, 2018 / 12:16 pm

Sunny skies greeted skiers as they took to the slopes of SilverStar Mountain Resort Saturday to raise money for the Silver Star Adaptive Snow Sports program...

Otters have fish for breakfast

Feb 24, 2018 / 11:07 am

Gerry LaMarsh spotted a rare site on Okanagan Lake when he noticed some otters chowing down on fish. LaMarsh spotted three otters eating two large fish at the...

Accidents keep crews busy

Feb 24, 2018 / 10:22 am

Last night's snowfall kept emergency crews busy with numerous accidents up and down the Valley. While there was no word of any serious injuries, the crashes...

Youth fighting homelessness

Feb 24, 2018 / 7:00 am

Standing up for what is right isn't age specific. Kieran Grandbois is a member of the group Canadian Youth for Change. The group is new, but ambitious. They...

Lumby works on flood plan

Feb 24, 2018 / 5:00 am

Officials in the Village of Lumby are continuing their efforts to fight flooding even before the waters rise. The floodplain mapping and earthworks assessment...

Crashes on Highway 97

Feb 23, 2018 / 5:59 pm

UPDATE: 5:58 p.m. A three car collision occurred just after 5 p.m. between Edwards Road and the U.B.C.O turnoff. Highway 97 Northbound is at a stand still. A...

Thieves target businesses

Feb 23, 2018 / 5:00 pm

Businesses are being reminded to secure all rooms with valuables in them following thefts of personal items. A recent string of incidents where thieves have...

Vernon's top cop retiring

Feb 23, 2018 / 4:40 pm

Vernon's top cop is calling it a shift. Current Supt. Jim McNamara has told the City of Vernon he plans on retiring this spring. McNamara had been holding...

Robbed and concerned

Feb 23, 2018 / 4:08 pm

A night with friends during the Vernon Winter Carnival ended with a robbery and a cautionary tale. A woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, says following the...

Truck hits lamp post

Feb 23, 2018 / 3:21 pm

Highway 97 near 36th Avenue has been reduced to one lane northbound following an accident. A white Dodge truck collided with a lamp stand just after 3 p.m....

Are you tired of winter?

Feb 23, 2018 / 2:57 pm

It's snowing in the Okanagan – again. As February comes to a close, it would seem Old Man Winter has no intention of going out quietly. With...

Sick dogs being sold

Feb 23, 2018 / 1:29 pm

"I don't want this lady doing anymore of this, ever again." A dog breeder with a notorious history of mistreating animals is again selling puppies...

Star association advances

Feb 23, 2018 / 1:06 pm

The Silver Star Resort Association is one step closer to becoming reality. The Regional District of North Okanagan has given its blessing to the Silver Star...

True Leaf to break ground

Feb 23, 2018 / 10:36 am

True Leaf will officially break ground on a massive North Okanagan cannabis facility next week. Friday, March 2 will mark the start of construction on True Leaf...

Duck, duck, goose!

Feb 23, 2018 / 5:00 am

It seems a goose thought a duck was a stepping stone at Polson Park in Vernon Wednesday afternoon. A short video made its way to the Vernon Rant and Rave...

Anxiety torments youth

Feb 22, 2018 / 7:30 pm

Millions of people battle anxiety, and a large portion of them are youth and young adults. A local businesswoman has watched her Grade 6 daughter battle anxiety...

Talking about a crisis

Feb 22, 2018 / 5:45 pm

"The overdose crisis — how did we get here?” That question is on the mind's of many people these days. There were more than 1,400 deaths...

A temporary water change

Feb 22, 2018 / 3:15 pm

Greater Vernon Water will be shutting down The Duteau Creek Water Treatment Plant for planned work Feb. 26. Construction on the ultraviolet disinfection project...

Fire can't stop the show

Feb 22, 2018 / 2:02 pm

A fire at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre could have been a disaster, but fortunately, it's business as usual. Jim Harding, society executive...

Cold weather workers

Feb 22, 2018 / 12:14 pm

The latest cold snap is set to stick around the Okanagan for the weekend. Environment Canada forecasts temperatures will remain below freezing until at least...

Theatre and justice unite

Feb 22, 2018 / 11:19 am

A live criminal trial and a community justice forum are coming to Vernon in the form of a theatre production Feb. 28. The Restorative Justice Society –...

Camp focus of talk

Feb 22, 2018 / 11:14 am

Vernon's internment camp will be discussed during a talk and slide show March 3 the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives. The presentation will focus on the...

Too cold for furry friends

Feb 22, 2018 / 5:00 am

Bring your pets inside. Local veterinarians are reminding pet owners that their furry friends can't withstand these well below freezing temperatures, not...

Petition for new pool

Feb 22, 2018 / 5:00 am

An online petition is asking people to tell the mayor that area citizens want a new aquatic centre, but Akbal Mund said a new pool is already on the radar. The...

Winter Market at Predator

Feb 21, 2018 / 8:00 pm

Predator Ridge and Craft Culture are hosting their first annual Winter Artisan Market at the resort this weekend. The event will feature 32 craft and artisan...

Caution: Treacherous road

Feb 21, 2018 / 7:37 pm

Drivers are being warned about a treacherous stretch of Highway 97 near Vernon on Wednesday evening. Paramedics have responded to four separate collisions,...

Possible bail for Sagmoen

Feb 21, 2018 / 3:50 pm

A man facing numerous charges in relation to assaults on sex trade workers will know next week if he will be granted bail. Curtis Wayne Sagmoen, 37, will be in...

Legion in trouble

Feb 21, 2018 / 3:23 pm

UPDATE 3:23 p.m. Things are not looking good for the Vernon Legion. On Tuesday evening, the executive announced they were stepping down en masse and President...

Cherryville rescue

Feb 21, 2018 / 1:57 pm

Quite the scene for some school kids in Cherryville on Monday. BC Ambulance Service used the grounds near Cherryville Elementary as a landing zone for its air...

Concerns over puppies

Feb 21, 2018 / 12:16 pm

When a North Okanagan woman went to look at a Labrador puppy she was thinking of buying, she felt something wasn't right. The woman, who asked her names not...

Minard among Paralympians

Feb 21, 2018 / 12:15 pm

Canada's Paralympic team is gearing up for the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. Canada is well represented at the games, but in Vernon, all eyes...

Car flipped onto its side

Feb 21, 2018 / 11:13 am

A small SUV flipped onto its side this morning along Old Kamloops Road. It's not clear what caused the Pontiac Torrent to flip, but the road was freshly...

Waiting for drug lab results

Feb 21, 2018 / 10:16 am

Vernon RCMP are still waiting for test results from a large drug lab that was shut down last year at a house on Silver Star Road. In April 2017, police and a...

Building H.O.P.E in Vernon

Feb 21, 2018 / 6:00 am

The past six months have not been without its challenges for Caitlyn Parkinson, but the work is well worth it. In October, Parkinson brought H.O.P.E to Vernon...

Thief grabs cash from till

Feb 20, 2018 / 9:00 pm

Vernon Battery, now Polar Battery, fell victim to a thief on Feb 15. Darian Gaspar from Polar Battery says at around 10 a.m. a young man came into the store...

Nordic Master at the Star

Feb 20, 2018 / 7:20 pm

Shane Landreville has reached an elite level in cross country skiing. Landreville is now a Nordic Master, one of only five people in Canada to achieve this...

Trailer fire in Vernon

Feb 20, 2018 / 5:00 pm

Vernon Fire Rescue were called to a fire in a fifth wheel Tuesday that could have had disastrous results. Deputy Fire Chief Scott Hemsted said the fifth-wheel...

Meal train rolls for family

Feb 20, 2018 / 3:47 pm

Support is pouring in for an Armstrong family that lost their home in a fire last week. On Feb. 16, the Munro family, Jordan and Sarah along with their four...

Facebook post creates stir

Feb 20, 2018 / 2:02 pm

A post on social media has taken on a life of its own. A user of the Vernon and Area Community Forum on Facebook posted a story about how an employee of a...

Busting busy bad guys

Feb 20, 2018 / 11:48 am

It only takes one bad apple to spoil the bunch and it only takes few bad guys to make the city's crime statistics go up. In the last three months of 2016,...

A message to his love

Feb 20, 2018 / 10:36 am

A simple, but poignant message posted to his love. The search for G has ended. You are my Sunshine, my only sunshine You make me happy when skies are gray...

A dark history revealed

Feb 20, 2018 / 9:59 am

A dark segment of Vernon's history will be on the silver screen next week. The Towne Theatre is showing That Never Happened, a movie about Canadian First...

Credit card thief sought

Feb 19, 2018 / 12:37 pm

A man suspected of using a stolen credit card in the Vernon area is being sought by North Okanagan RCMP. Vernon RCMP received a report Feb. 8 that an unknown...

Work as a B.C. Dragoon

Feb 18, 2018 / 6:00 pm

The British Columbia Dragoons hosted an open house in Vernon on Sunday. The open house was meant to connect the dragoons with the community, along with...

Local gymnasts shine

Feb 18, 2018 / 10:41 am

Vernon rhythmic gymnasts shined at a huge national competition. Elite Canada is the first of two annual national team trials and ranking events for rhythmic...

Family asks for privacy

Feb 18, 2018 / 8:51 am

The family of Gloria Miller is headed back home. Gloria's husband David Chambers is expected to give a formal statement on the disappearance of his wife...

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