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Vernon News

Anti-maskers plan rallies

Nov 26, 2020 / 4:00 am

Anti-maskers are planning to rally every Saturday at Polson Park in Vernon. A post on the Vernon & Area Community Alternative Forum Facebook page has...

A super Cooper calendar

Nov 26, 2020 / 4:00 am

The North Okanagan's favourite four-legged friend now has his own calendar, and it is selling like hotcakes. Cooper the dog has become the darling of Lumby...

AIM fails on Commonage

Nov 26, 2020 / 4:00 am

During the two significant snowfalls so far this season, the Ministry of Transportation says AIM Roads failed to meet provincial standards on Commonage Road in...

Program expands to Vernon

Nov 25, 2020 / 8:00 pm

Training for one of B.C.’s most in-demand professions is coming to Vernon and Revelstoke in January. "The need for health care assistants across B.C....

Kindness on the Roster

Nov 25, 2020 / 7:00 pm

Roster Sports Club Bar & Grill plans to serve up some much-needed help this Christmas season. The Vernon facility is launching Dish Out the Kindness - a...

Makes it 'hard to breathe'

Nov 25, 2020 / 3:53 pm

A Vernon city councillor says asthma is the reason he didn't fully cover his face during Monday's council meeting. While all of council wore masks...

Star gets ready to open

Nov 25, 2020 / 2:40 pm

Powder hounds rejoice, Silver Star opens next week. The hill will be open for pass holders only Dec. 4-6, with other skiers and snowboarders welcome to the hit...

Rec centre evacuated

Nov 25, 2020 / 1:06 pm

A chlorine gas alarm was activated at the Vernon Aquatic Centre Wednesday morning, forcing the recreation centre to be temporarily evacuated. About 7 a.m., a...

Grilled cheese bragging rights

Nov 25, 2020 / 12:55 pm

Cheese lovers have spoken – Country Bakery makes the best grilled cheese sandwich in Armstrong-Spallumcheen. The bakery emerged victorious in the local...

Leaf pick-up behind schedule

Nov 25, 2020 / 11:11 am

The leaves will have to linger a little longer than usual this year. The City of Vernon says its fall leaf pick-up program has experienced a slight delay due to...

Sandhu takes her seat

Nov 25, 2020 / 11:00 am

For the first time in more than three decades, a member of the NDP has been sworn in as the MLA for Vernon-Monashee. Harwinder Sandhu was officially sworn in as...

Food bank demand way up

Nov 25, 2020 / 4:00 am

Demand is up at the Vernon Salvation Army Food Bank and is expected to increase over Christmastime. Meanwhile, the largest single food collection event for the...

How's your school stack up?

Nov 25, 2020 / 4:00 am

As per usual, private schools and those in wealthier neighbourhoods have topped the list in the Fraser Institute's annual ranking of elementary schools in...

Crisis line calls skyrocket

Nov 25, 2020 / 4:00 am

A study by the Pacific Blue Cross Health Foundation has found the COVID-19 pandemic is taking a toll on both the mental and physical health of British...

Lions roar for 75 years

Nov 24, 2020 / 8:00 pm

Vernon Lions Club is celebrating 75 years of service to the community. The milestone was marked at a members-only dinner organized by members Bobbe MacKenzie,...

Hoping the show can go on

Nov 24, 2020 / 7:00 pm

An Okanagan theatre company is appealing to Public Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry to let the show go on. A recent edict from the provincial health officer has...

Have your say on budget

Nov 24, 2020 / 2:48 pm

The public will have a chance to give input on the City of Vernon's budget for the next four years. Council will hold budget meetings Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 to...

Market moves indoors

Nov 24, 2020 / 12:35 pm

The Vernon Farmers Market makes its indoor debut for the season this Friday. After the outdoor season wrapped up, vendors had been waiting on provincial...

Coyote prowls XC trails

Nov 24, 2020 / 12:03 pm

Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre is warning cross-country skiers of an aggressive coyote on its trails. Skiers are urged to use extreme caution. "There is an...

New school board leaders

Nov 24, 2020 / 10:26 am

School District 22's board of education has a new chairperson. Gen Acton has been elected to lead the board, having previously served as vice-chair for two...