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Bambi saved from slippery lake

Feb 10, 2014 / 11:14 am

UPDATE 11:15 A.M. Reminiscent of the classic Disney movie, Bambi, a young deer could not get its legs under itself, requiring rescue on North Okanagan Lake Sunday afternoon. Vernon Fire Captain Doug Imrich says his team worked with Conservation Officer Ken Owens to get the slipping and...

Up! in Vernon takes only 30 seconds

Feb 9, 2014 / 8:01 pm

Joel van der Molen's timelapse shot of the balloons taking off from Swan Lake in Vernon. For more Vernon Winter Carnival events check their website.

Balloons light up the night

Feb 8, 2014 / 8:01 am

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Carnival Parade

Feb 7, 2014 / 9:13 pm

Here is a different view of the hot air balloon light up from Friday Feb. 7. The biggest event of Vernon’s 54th annual Winter Carnival is the parade. Come out and enjoy this wonderful community event. This year’s theme is “Superheroes” so be prepared for your...

Hot Air Balloon Glow

Feb 7, 2014 / 3:29 pm

It’s a highlight of the Vernon Winter Carnival’s opening ceremonies. Plan to be part of this exciting launch of the 54th Vernon Winter Carnival. The balloonists come from miles away to entertain our Carnival participants. Don’t miss this magical evening. Dress warmly and...

Top German skier training at Silver Star

Feb 7, 2014 / 2:47 pm

The German National Telemark Champion has chosen Silver Star as his training ground during final preparations for the Colorado World Cup race. Tobias Mueller arrived at the resort from Germany on February 3rd and is taking advantage of ideal Telemark training conditions at Silver Star this...

Truck plows into store

Feb 6, 2014 / 2:49 pm

It was a scary situation at a popular Armstrong business when a large truck barreled through the front door and came to a rest against a table in the back. The incident happened earlier today (Thursday) around noon at Armstrong Computer Service and The Source location. Store owner Ian...

Cops hang up on dial a dope operators

Feb 6, 2014 / 5:00 am

RCMP in Vernon have shut down what they believe to be a dial a dope operation in the city. Spokesman Gord Molendyk says officers with the Targeted Policing Unit conducted an investigation Tuesday into a suspected heroin trafficker. He says that investigation led to officers stopping a vehicle...

North OK reaches garbage targets

Feb 5, 2014 / 4:51 pm

The Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO) is pleased to announce that North Okanagan residents met the provincially mandated target of less than 0.55 tonnes disposed per capita annually in both 2011 and 2012 (0.52 and 0.49 tonnes disposed per capita respectively) with preliminary results from...

Air rage - Vernon man to the rescue

Feb 5, 2014 / 12:35 pm

A Vernon man is being hailed as a hero after single-handedly subduing a drunken passenger on a flight from China to Vancouver this past weekend. James Leigh is a former military man who was startled when a fellow passenger on his China Southern Airlines flight 329 started causing the...

Man nearly frozen to death had options

Feb 5, 2014 / 11:40 am

Last Friday evening a homeless man was found extremely intoxicated and slowly freezing to death in Polson Park, a situation that could have been prevented. There are two shelters in Vernon available to the homeless, plus an extreme weather shelter open during this week's cold snap. Staff...

Patrick Nicol memorial service

Feb 4, 2014 / 10:30 am

Over a thousand people gather to celebrate the life of City Councillor Patrick Nicol on Monday. The memorial service was held at Trinity United Church, with satellite services at Kal Tire Place and The Schubert Centre. The two-hour service was planned exclusively by Nicol himself who wanted...

Coldstream fire

Feb 4, 2014 / 10:13 am

UPDATE 10:00 A.M. FEB 4 Coldstream Fire Chief Shane Code confirms that the fire was caused by a backyard campfire that wasn't entirely put out. Code says investigators finalized their work this morning. Fire Investigator in this case Lawrie Skolrood spoke with Castanet on Monday...

Pressure washing van burns to ground

Feb 4, 2014 / 8:15 am

A cube van burst into flames Sunday afternoon in Vernon, destroying the entire vehicle. The van was used as part of a pressure washing business and was working at the Regional Compost Facility on Commonage Road. The driver was outside the vehicle at the time, washing one of the loaders and...

Good Samaritans chase purse snatcher

Feb 3, 2014 / 1:21 pm

Last Thursday evening two Vernon residents went above and beyond the call of duty to track down and stop a purse snatcher. RCMP say that on Jan 29 at about 5:20 p.m. a Vernon woman was dropping her children off at the Boys and Girls Club when she witnessed a man in the passenger side door of her...

Man nearly freezes to death in park

Feb 3, 2014 / 1:15 pm

A man was found extremely intoxicated and slowly freezing to death Friday evening in Polson Park. On Jan 31 at around 11:20 p.m. RCMP were on foot patrol in the park when they found the 35-year-old man. “The man had on inadequate winter clothing for the -16 degree weather at the...

Suspended driver behind the wheel

Feb 3, 2014 / 1:10 pm

Not wearing a seatbelt cost one man a lot more than a ticket when he was discovered driving while prohibited. RCMP Spokesman Gord Molendyk says on Thursday evening Jan 30 at 6:35 p.m. an officer from the North Okanagan Traffic Services noticed a blue 1988 GMC 2500 pickup heading eastbound on...

Police search for B & E suspect

Feb 3, 2014 / 11:25 am

Police in Salmon Arm are looking for a man who is believed to have tried breaking into a home on 22nd street late last week. A resident called police on Friday at 5:30 p.m. after hearing someone trying to break into the rear door of their home. The suspect ran away, and is described as an...

Kindale expands in Salmon Arm

Feb 1, 2014 / 11:40 am

The Kindale Developmental Association is vital in the North Okanagan for the work it does supporting individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. In the past residents in Salmon Arm/ Shuswap/Revelstoke received assistance from their home base in Armstrong. The recently...

122-year-old home to sell for $1

Jan 31, 2014 / 5:00 am

Nestled beside two large trees at the corner of a busy intersection in Vernon stands a 122-year-old home that is garnering a lot of attention. The property was built in 1892, transformed into a boy's school in 1904. In 1912 the All Saints Anglican Church purchased the home, but today the...

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