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Vernon News

Life-changing decision

Jan 22, 2019 / 2:00 pm

Jenna Tulak would be held back no longer. After struggling for a decade with minimum-wage jobs, Tulak said she felt invisible. She wanted to pursue higher...

Party of the year at the Star

Jan 22, 2019 / 12:57 pm

The party is on. SilverStar Mountain Resort is solidifying plans for the party of the year with 10 days of fun and festivities planned March. The event boasts...

More pedal power parking

Jan 22, 2019 / 11:37 am

Downtown Vernon will be more bike friendly after City Council approved a plan for increased bike parking spaces. The Downtown Vernon Association requested an...

City's good citizen humbled

Jan 22, 2019 / 11:25 am

Tuesday morning's coffee was anything but usual for Carol Armstrong. The Vernon senior was surprised with the JCI Vernon Good Citizen of the Year award as...

Cougar kills puppy

Jan 22, 2019 / 10:05 am

A cougar has been euthanized after it attacked and killed a one-year-old dog in Lumby. Conservation officers received a call to their RAPP line about a cougar...

To leash or not to leash?

Jan 22, 2019 / 5:00 am

A delegation of dog owners were at city hall Monday to press their case to allow off-leash dogs at Marshall Field. The delegation was led by Darlene Hainer who...

Miss Optimist Club

Jan 22, 2019 / 5:00 am

Vernon's 59th Queen Silver Star will be crowned Jan. 31 at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre, kicking off the Vernon Winter Carnival Feb. 1-10....

Putting Vernon on the map

Jan 21, 2019 / 7:00 pm

Promoting the Thompson-Okanagan as a certified biosphere destination was among the topics discussed at the City of Vernon's second annual Tourism Open...

City, DVA at odds

Jan 21, 2019 / 5:05 pm

City council has invited officials with the Downtown Vernon Association to meet with the city over the challenges facing the downtown core. Councillors Scott...

Peanut Pool money sought

Jan 21, 2019 / 4:20 pm

The 'peanut pool' may be getting a significant make over. Officially called the Lakeview Wading Pool, the small pool on East Hill has been a favourite...

Forget Cupid, let's party

Jan 21, 2019 / 1:30 pm

If you’re not the Romeo and Juliet type, this may be the Valentine's Day event you're looking for. Triumph Coffee and Locality have collaborated...

Volunteers in high demand

Jan 21, 2019 / 12:26 pm

The games are drawing near and once again the call is going out for more volunteers. The BC Special Winter Olympic Games will take place in Vernon Feb. 21-23...

Art for mental health

Jan 21, 2019 / 10:46 am

t's a jungle out there, but that's a good thing. Local businesses and artists are joining forces to present The Jungle Art Exhibit for Mental Health, a...

Arsonist sentencing delayed

Jan 21, 2019 / 10:31 am

UPDATE 10:26 p.m. The sentencing of a Vernon arsonist has been delayed. William Munton was supposed to find out what his sentence will be Monday morning, but...

Miss Bannister Collision

Jan 21, 2019 / 7:10 am

Vernon's 59th Queen Silver Star will be crowned Jan. 31 at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre, kicking off the Vernon Winter Carnival Feb. 1-10....

Forging new business

Jan 21, 2019 / 5:00 am

The old R.H. MacDonald & Sons Packing House has been in Vernon for decades, and now it has a new life as Forge Valley Storage. “I liked the character,...

Ski now, beer later

Jan 21, 2019 / 5:00 am

What's better than a cold beer after a day on the slopes? A day on the slopes with a brand new set of skis. Five beer drinkers throughout the region will be...

Fired up over firearms bill

Jan 20, 2019 / 7:14 am

A town hall meeting on gun control drew more than 200 residents on Saturday – as well as the police. North Okanagan-Shuswap Conservative MP Mel Arnold...

Bruins not so sleepy

Jan 20, 2019 / 6:43 am

Not all bears enjoy a peaceful slumber through the entire winter. Members of the Around the Block Lumby Facebook page posted that they had recently spotted a...

Big commitment, big reward

Jan 19, 2019 / 5:00 am

It can be tremendously rewarding, but becoming a member of Vernon Search and Rescue is not for everyone. VSAR is currently looking for volunteers and will be...

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