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Vernon News

High number of pot shops

Mar 23, 2019 / 5:00 am

Seven applications to open pot shops will come before Vernon city council on Monday. City staff has recommended “council provide a positive recommendation...

ICBC: privatize, yes or no?

Mar 23, 2019 / 5:00 am

With ICBC premiums going up yet again and the Crown corporation struggling financially, some people are calling for the privatization of the insurance giant....

Award for cultural unity

Mar 22, 2019 / 5:00 pm

For her tireless work on breaking down cultural barriers and fighting racism, Vernon city councillor Dalvir Nahal has been honoured by the province. Nahal is...

Blasting for safety at Star

Mar 22, 2019 / 1:40 pm

Ski patrollers with SilverStar Mountain Resort are using explosives to stabilize parts of the mountain. Ian Jenkins, with SilverStar, said some members of the...

Lucky to be alive

Mar 22, 2019 / 11:51 am

Tori Abbott is lucky to be alive. Fortunately, Abbott was only shaken and not injured when something smashed into her car Thursday afternoon. Abbot was heading...

Kal Rotary donates bigtime

Mar 22, 2019 / 9:00 am

Vernon's Kalamalka Rotary Club has announced $194,000 in donations to 14 local organizations following its record-setting Dream Auction. Major donations...

Wait and see for fruit trees

Mar 22, 2019 / 5:00 am

It was a wacky winter weather-wise, and that has orchardists keeping an eye on this year's crop. From a green Christmas to a warm January to a very cold...

Gala a grand event

Mar 21, 2019 / 8:30 pm

Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation is looking for some smooth operators for its 23rd annual Hospital Gala. The popular event takes place May 11. The...

Hydro offers local grants

Mar 21, 2019 / 8:00 pm

BC Hydro is offering community grants of up to $10,000. The utility's Vernon office has issued a press release encouraging non-profits, registered charities...

The kids are alright, sort of

Mar 21, 2019 / 6:30 pm

Are today's kids too safe? More than 100 curious locals turned up to find out at the Vernon campus of Okanagan College Wednesday evening. Dr. Mariana...

Washout cleaned up

Mar 21, 2019 / 5:08 pm

UPDATE: 5:05 p.m. The City of Vernon advises a small landslide that forced the temporary closure of Okanagan Bench Road has been cleared by city crews. ...

No show at pot hearing

Mar 21, 2019 / 4:45 pm

The North Okanagan Regional District held a public hearing on the retail sale of marijuana – but no one seemed to care. Not a single person attended, but...

Avalanche experts at Star

Mar 21, 2019 / 1:49 pm

Independent avalanche experts will be helping SilverStar Mountain Resort investigate an avalanche that happened on the mountain Wednesday. The Putnam Creek...

Want shows? Then show up

Mar 21, 2019 / 12:54 pm

You want more local entertainment events at Kal Tire Place? Then start supporting them. That's the message from the City of Vernon, as locals often gripe...

Sagmoen charge dropped

Mar 21, 2019 / 9:17 am

Curtis Sagmoen is facing one less charge. Crown Counsel has stayed one count of assault against 38-year-old Sagmoen, but will proceed with a charge of assault...

Air quality still not good

Mar 21, 2019 / 9:09 am

The air up there is still not very good. A dust advisory continues for the Vernon area. The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, in...

Memorial ribbon stolen

Mar 21, 2019 / 5:00 am

Bree McCormack is saddened at how low some people can go. On Saturday night, someone stole a magnetic memorial ribbon from her vehicle that was in honour of her...

Big donation to Gleaners

Mar 21, 2019 / 5:00 am

The North Okanagan Valley Gleaners will be able to breathe a little easier while helping to create millions of meals a year. A member of the Gleaners has...

Police confirm IED

Mar 20, 2019 / 4:02 pm

UPDATE 4:02 p.m. North Okanagan RCMP are providing more details on the explosive scare in Armstrong. Const. Kelly Brett says just before 5 p.m. on Tuesday, an...

Avalanche at SilverStar

Mar 20, 2019 / 3:14 pm

One person was flown to hospital by air ambulance following an avalanche at SilverStar Mountain Resort. In a press release, officials with SilverStar said due...