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Ride for the Rail Trail

Jul 17, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Ride for the Rail Trail James Kanester envisions the Okanagan one day being a world-class destination for cyclists.  When he talks about the cycling trip he made along the Danube River from Passau, Germany to Budapest, Hungary

Casino workers united

Jul 13, 2018 / 5:00 am

After two weeks of strike action, Gateway Casino employees are still without a deal.   Three days of mediated talks ended Wednesday without the two sides reaching an agreement.  The more than 675 employees are seeking wage and benefit

Renewed pleas for help

Jun 26, 2018 / 2:33 pm

Photo: Contributed Duane Alvin Aleck went missing almost a week ago. He was last seen wearing a safety flotation device around his upper body being swept away on the Fraser River in Lytton on June 20. The family of Aleck continues to search

Funds for pickleball courts

Jun 26, 2018 / 6:00 am

Photo: Contributed The City of Vernon has agreed to lend the Vernon Pickleball Association up to $145,000 to finish the dedicated pickleball courts at Marshall Fields.  The loan is incumbent on the approval vote by the majority of the

Carnival staying at home

Jun 26, 2018 / 5:00 am

  Photo: Contributed City officials have agreed to let the Vernon Winter Carnival Society stay in its current location for one more year.  The City of Vernon had given an eviction notice to the Winter Carnival Society effective

Armstrong man dies in crash

Jun 22, 2018 / 12:37 pm

Photo: Contributed A 59-year-old man has succumbed to injuries suffered during a single-vehicle rollover accident Monday afternoon.  Police say the Armstrong man was the passenger of a vehicle travelling in the 2800 block of Enderby

Fires now limited in size

Jun 21, 2018 / 4:13 pm

Photo: Contributed The province is heating up, and with the rising temperatures comes increased risk of wildfires.  The Kamloops Fire Centre is imposing a ban on open burns larger than a campfire starting this weekend.  The

No bail yet for accused

Jun 19, 2018 / 4:50 pm

Photo: Contributed One of the men accused of first-degree murder in the 1986 death of a Vernon woman was in court today for a bail hearing. A decision on bail for Paramjit Singh Bogarh has been adjourned to June 29. Paramjit and his brother,

Big film set for Okanagan

Jun 19, 2018 / 5:00 am

A big name in Hollywood is on his way back to the Okanagan.  "A Score to Settle" starring Nicolas Cage will begin filming in Kelowna and Vernon in early July.  Kevin Dewalt, president and CEO of Minds Eye Entertainment

Vernon woman mourned

Jun 15, 2018 / 1:18 pm

Photo: gofundme.com Kristina Meier is being remembered by her friends and family as the most vibrant, thoughtful and fun-loving person. Meier was killed in a car accident June 10 just outside 70 Mile House on Highway 97. She was on


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