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Vernon News

Keeping farming important

Feb 20, 2020 / 8:00 pm

Farm families are an important part of the local economy, and the Regional District of North Oknagan is trying to keep it that way. The RDNO will be writing a...

Local film gets boost

Feb 20, 2020 / 7:00 pm

The film industry in the North Okanagan recieved a nice boost from the rural districts this week. The Regional District of North Okanagan's five electoral...

Dust advisory stays in place

Feb 20, 2020 / 3:28 pm

A road dust advisory has been renewed in Vernon. The Ministry of Environment and Interior Health re-issued the advisory Thursday for at least another day. It...

Pipeline protest on Hwy 97

Feb 20, 2020 / 1:54 pm

Rallies in support of the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs have been happening across the country, and a few members of the Indigenous community in the...

Attempted mugging of senior

Feb 20, 2020 / 11:28 am

The Vernon RCMP are asking for the public's help in identifying a man who tried to rob a 60-year-old woman last month. The incident took place on January 28...

Spot teen dating violence

Feb 20, 2020 / 10:43 am

Since February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month, Kal PAC is hosting a parent conference to raise awareness and educate parents...

Cyclist struck by semi

Feb 20, 2020 / 7:50 am

A cyclist is recovering in hospital after being hit by a semi-truck in Vernon. The 38-year-old woman was hit by a passing semi on Wednesday at about 1:40 a.m....

Budget bad for business

Feb 20, 2020 / 5:00 am

The provincial government tabled its budget on Tuesday, and not everyone is happy about it. Some groups praised certain aspects of the document, such as the pop...

Worried about coronavirus?

Feb 20, 2020 / 5:00 am

With the number of coronavirus cases continuing to climb around the globe and eight cases diagnosed in Canada, there is at least some good news. The man who was...

FreshCo reno on schedule

Feb 20, 2020 / 5:00 am

Vernon's former downtown Safeway store remains behind barriers as its transformation to a FreshCo continues. The grocery store closed in November, and has...

This cat's used 8 lives

Feb 19, 2020 / 5:00 pm

Vernon's SPCA animal shelter is appealing for help to save a stray cat. Merillo, senior cat, was brought to the BC SPCA's Vernon branch with multiple...

Vernon valley's dust bowl

Feb 19, 2020 / 2:30 pm

A road dust air quality advisory has been continued for Vernon. The Ministry of Environment and and Interior Health say the advisory is due to high...

Animal abuse trial looms

Feb 19, 2020 / 11:27 am

An animal abuse case that has been almost a year in the making, is inching toward a trial. In March of last year, 50 neglected animals were seized from a ranch...

Seizure in court cells

Feb 19, 2020 / 10:40 am

Paramedics were on scene at the Vernon courthouse Wednesday morning after a woman suffered a seizure in one of the holding cells. The call was dispatched about...

Garage goes up in flames

Feb 19, 2020 / 6:33 am

A garage went up in flames overnight in Lavington, east of Vernon. Witness Elaine Barry says the fire happened about 11 p.m. on Reid Road. The structure was...

V for Vern-detta

Feb 19, 2020 / 5:00 am

A local resident has taken it upon himself to create a homemade interactive crime map for the Greater Vernon area. The map was made by an anonymous resident who...

A look back on Carnival

Feb 19, 2020 / 5:00 am

The dust has settled and Vernon Winter Carnival is now over after another successful year. Remember the 60s was a hit with Vernon residents, who seemed to love...

Challenging gender roles

Feb 19, 2020 / 5:00 am

To recognize International Women’s Day, the Canadian Federation of University Women is holding a public discussion on the challenges women face in the...

Cadets kick butt at biathlon

Feb 18, 2020 / 7:00 pm

Okanagan cadets were well represented at the provincial biathlon championship over the weekend at Vernon's Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre. Seven cadets from...

Besting a bully

Feb 18, 2020 / 5:06 pm

The largest anti-bullying event of the year takes place this month, and the Okanagan Science Centre is inviting people to wear pink and take a stand. For Pink...

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