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Latest Articles from Josh Winquist

Step closer to a new home

Apr 19, 2018 / 2:36 pm

Photo: Contributed The Regional District of the North Okanagan has taken the first steps towards approaching funding for a new search and rescue building.   "Staff will prepare the bylaws to create the service for funding it and

Honeymooning in Vernon?

Apr 19, 2018 / 1:06 pm

Photo: Contributed With so much being made about Vernon having a high crime rate per capita, it is nice to see the capital of the North Okanagan on a list for another reason. According to Expedia.ca, wait for it ... Vernon is one "the

Kids' cancer treatment room

Apr 19, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: VJH Foundation A new children's cancer treatment room at Vernon Jubilee Hospital could be a reality soon.  Children from as far away as Revelstoke come to Vernon Jubilee Hospital for cancer treatment. *Many children travel

Held down by stigma

Apr 17, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Chantelle Deacon Jimmy Prentice stood on the side of a busy street at the north end of Vernon holding a sign that read, "tradesman looking for a job." The heavy-duty industrial tradesman has not been able to find steady

Close call on camera

Apr 14, 2018 / 5:00 am

Josh Winquist Recent video footage taken from a vehicle's dash camera, shows a semi truck, hauling a full load, nearly losing control of its back trailer as it turns a corner at a high rate of speed.  The tires on the passenger-side

Slide cause determined

Apr 13, 2018 / 12:58 pm

Photo: Josh Winquist Tuesday's landslide that blocked Eastside Road and heavily damaged a nearby property most likely occurred as a result of saturated ground conditions on a steep embankment.  The City of Vernon released the finding

Nest a real 'chick magnet'

Apr 13, 2018 / 11:39 am

Photo: Claude Rioux Don't wait too long to swoop in, this new, move-in-ready dwelling in the North Okanagan won't be empty for long.  A brand new, spacious aerie has just become available on the east side of Swan Lake.  Being

Digging out after slide

Apr 13, 2018 / 5:00 am

Josh Winquist Larry Gilchuck hasn't slept more than three hours in the past two days.  His home, which he shares with his wife Goret Fontoura, was partially buried in a torrent of mud, rocks and trees, shortly after 1 a.m. on Tuesday. The

Vernon's growing divide

Apr 12, 2018 / 6:00 am

Photo: Contributed Vernon city councillor Scott Anderson remains near the centre of one of Vernon's most divisive issues — the street-entrenched population and its relationship with the community.   Anderson made his intentions

Phoenix concerns rising

Apr 5, 2018 / 6:00 pm

The owners of Vernon's Pheonix Steakhouse are frustrated.  Early Sunday morning they had someone break into their rooftop patio and light a fire. And then on Thursday morning, they had someone try and break in through their front door.  "The RCMP
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