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This to That for Habitat

Oct 20, 2014 / 4:24 am

Photo: Trevor Rockliffe Winning designer Jace Albrecht with columnist Lori Welbourne The first annual This to That for Habitat contest is wrapping up with 10 local designers showing off their re-purposing ability, all for a good cause. Months

Visitors to Vernon up 26.9%

Oct 20, 2014 / 4:24 am

Photo: Contributed - Tourism Vernon The City of Vernon has seen a dramatic increase in tourists this summer. "We collect a 2 per cent hotel tax and that has increased 26.9 per cent this year so far (compared to the same time frame

1,300 acres conserved

Oct 20, 2014 / 4:24 am

Photo: Contributed - The Nature Conservancy of Canada A large portion of land, southeast of Kamloops, is now under the protection of The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC). The acquisition of 1,300 acres (525 hectares) of native grassland

Week 4: A week of thanks

Oct 20, 2014 / 4:24 am

Michael and I have a lot of things to be thankful for, and given this was the week to remember that, let us start there. We are thankful for our family, our friends, our hell-raiser of a puppy, our home, our health, our careers, each other

Election signs staying up

Oct 20, 2014 / 4:24 am

Photo: Paul Cousins There is a bylaw in Vernon that states election signs cannot be placed on public property, but one quick look around the city will show you that no one is following that law. As it turns out, the bylaw itself is one of

$75K for 77-yr.-old arena

Oct 20, 2014 / 4:24 am

Photo: Google Street View Vernon Civic Arena Vernon council has approved a recommendation to put $75,000 into the aging 77-year-old Civic Arena. The decision was made, despite plans for twinning the ice sheet at Kal Tire Place

Harcourt joins human chain

Oct 20, 2014 / 4:24 am

Photo: Contributed 2013 Human Inclusion chain Former Premier, Mike Harcourt is a guest of honour today in Kelowna as he joins the Pathways Abilities Society to celebrate Community Living Month. He will link hands with others in the community

Feds invest $3.8M in STAR

Oct 20, 2014 / 4:24 am

Photo: Carmen Weld Unmanned aerial vehicle technology (UAV) used by STAR to monitor crop health The federal government announced Tuesday that they are financially backing a new defense and aerospace innovation program at UBC Okanagan. Minister

North Okanagan nominees

Oct 20, 2014 / 4:24 am

Photo: Some competitive races are shaping up throughout the North Okanagan as the nomination period for the Nov 15 municipal election closed today at 4 p.m.. Starting in Vernon, where incumbent Mayor Rob Sawatzky is bowing

Truck down 200-foot cliff

Oct 20, 2014 / 4:24 am

Photo: Google Maps A semi-truck driver is lucky to be alive after his truck lost control Wednesday evening, and careened down a 150-foot cliff. The 67-year-old Penticton man was driving along Hwy. 97 approximately two-kilometres south of



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