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Jeff Stevenson is running for Coldstream council in the Oct. 15 municipal election

Jeff Stevenson is running for Coldstream council in the Oct. 15 municipal election

Coldstream Sep 26, 2022 / 9:00 am

One of the reasons Jeff Stevenson is running for Coldstream Council is to help ensure the voice and needs of young families are represented. Stevenson is a...

O'Keefe Ranch seeks $150,000 Vernon grant for 2023

O'Keefe Ranch seeks $150,000 Vernon grant for 2023

Sep 26, 2022 / 4:00 am

O'Keefe Ranch is asking for $150,000 in help from the City of Vernon for 2023. "Our operating expenses have been increasing rapidly, to a large extent...

Housing action plan points to 'severe' shortage in Vernon

Housing action plan points to 'severe' shortage in Vernon

Sep 26, 2022 / 4:00 am

Vernon's housing action plan acknowledges a "severe lack of housing across the province" and that "Vernon is feeling the impact across many...

Emergency Service Showcase will be held at Polson Park in Vernon Tuesday

Emergency Service Showcase will be held at Polson Park in Vernon Tuesday

Sep 26, 2022 / 4:00 am

Emergency crews will descend upon Vernon's Polson Park Tuesday for the Emergency Service Showcase. The showcase was cancelled the last two years due to...

Business, individual take home Canadian awards during National Forest Week

Business, individual take home Canadian awards during National Forest Week

Okanagan Sep 25, 2022 / 4:00 pm

An Okanagan company and a long-time member of the forest industry were honoured this week with national awards from the Forest Products Association of Canada....

Outdoors TV host seeks to represent rural voice on CSRD

Outdoors TV host seeks to represent rural voice on CSRD

Falkland Sep 25, 2022 / 12:00 pm

A North Okanagan outdoorsman and TV host is turning his attention to politics. Dean Trumbley, former host of the Trigger Effect hunting and outdoors series, is...

Motion to do away with committee pay back before Vernon council

Motion to do away with committee pay back before Vernon council

Sep 25, 2022 / 11:00 am

A Vernon councillor's notice of motion to do away with committee pay for councillors will come back before council on Monday. Coun. Scott Anderson, who is...

A fire appears to have spread from a dumpster to a sign outside Vernon's Sterling Centre overnight

A fire appears to have spread from a dumpster to a sign outside Vernon's Sterling Centre overnight

Sep 25, 2022 / 10:50 am

An overnight fire appears to have spread from a dumpster to a sign outside Vernon's Sterling Centre. Yellow police tape surrounds the scene on 25th Avenue...

Sun Valley Cruise-In donates to more North Okanagan charities

Sun Valley Cruise-In donates to more North Okanagan charities

Sep 25, 2022 / 9:00 am

Vernon’s Sun Valley Cruise-In keeps on giving. Following the success of the July car show, organizers are donating proceeds to local charities. Following...

City of Vernon warning of traffic delays next week along section of 25th Avenue

City of Vernon warning of traffic delays next week along section of 25th Avenue

Sep 25, 2022 / 7:00 am

Motorists are being advised of possible delays along a section of 25th Avenue while crews upgrade utilities in the area. Starting as early as Tuesday, crews...

Vernon resident Lady Ishabel Aberdeen helped establish National Council of Women of Canada

Vernon resident Lady Ishabel Aberdeen helped establish National Council of Women of Canada

Okanagan history Sep 25, 2022 / 4:00 am

Sept. 18 to 24 is Gender Equality Week in Canada, and this year’s theme was “Equal Rights, Equal Opportunities.” In an official statement,...

Kin Racetrack ball diamonds sit unused, city plans to remove them

Kin Racetrack ball diamonds sit unused, city plans to remove them

Sep 25, 2022 / 4:00 am

As the ball diamonds at Kin Racetrack Park haven't been used in over three years, city staff are recommending pulling them out. "The diamonds ... have...

Vernon residents are embracing e-scooters and e-bikes, logging more than 170,000 rides in 2022

Vernon residents are embracing e-scooters and e-bikes, logging more than 170,000 rides in 2022

Sep 24, 2022 / 7:00 pm

Vernon residents were scooting all over the city this year. A report to Vernon city council Monday will outline how popular the bright-orange e-scooters and...

Sustainable Environment Network Society, Climate Action Now asking Vernon candidates about the environment

Sustainable Environment Network Society, Climate Action Now asking Vernon candidates about the environment

Sep 24, 2022 / 6:00 pm

Vernon political hopefuls will share their views on environmental issues at an all-candidate forum. The Sustainable Environment Network Society (SENS) and...

Paraglide pilots from around the world are in Vernon this weekend

Paraglide pilots from around the world are in Vernon this weekend

Sep 24, 2022 / 4:00 pm

Some of the top paraglide pilots in the world are in the North Okanagan this weekend. The Vernon P.G.A. Open paragliding event is being held in the King Eddie...

Drivers paying more to fill up after recent 15-cent hike

Drivers paying more to fill up after recent 15-cent hike

Thompson-Okanagan Sep 24, 2022 / 2:00 pm

Motorists who haven't gassed up recently, might want to do so. As of noon Saturday, gasbuddy.com was reporting a few Vernon stations were still selling the...

Community Safety Office Anti-Tag Team documented 2,456 cases on unwanted graffiti in Vernon this year

Community Safety Office Anti-Tag Team documented 2,456 cases on unwanted graffiti in Vernon this year

Sep 24, 2022 / 1:00 pm

It was a busy year for Vernon's anti-graffiti team. And a report to Vernon city council Monday will outline the amount of unwanted graffiti as well as a new...

Community Foundation North Okanagan has questioned Vernon candidates on several issues

Community Foundation North Okanagan has questioned Vernon candidates on several issues

Sep 24, 2022 / 12:00 pm

As the Oct. 15 municipal election draws near, the Community Foundation North Okanagan has questioned Vernon candidates on several issues. Vernon candidates were...

City of Vernon seeks provincial grant for flood mitigation work

City of Vernon seeks provincial grant for flood mitigation work

Sep 24, 2022 / 6:00 am

The City of Vernon is expected to pursue provincial grant money to bolster its flood mitigation plan. The city recently completed a flood mapping, risk analysis...

Study recommends transferring North Westside area to RDNO

Study recommends transferring North Westside area to RDNO

North Westside Sep 24, 2022 / 4:00 am

A lengthy governance review of the North Westside of Okanagan Lake has made just one recommendation. The region should be be transfered from the Regional...