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Vernon News

Songs of the old west

Jul 18, 2019 / 8:00 pm

It has been immortalized in movies, on vinyl and has its roots in a very real history, and it is coming to the North Okanagan. Western music has been around...

Food program taking root

Jul 18, 2019 / 7:00 pm

A new partnership is growing between a local food chain and the Upper Room Mission. Quality Greens' Vernon customers can donate their purchase points to the...

Debris on Highway 97

Jul 18, 2019 / 3:39 pm

UPDATE 3:39 p.m. A dump truck blew a front driver's side tire, damaging the cab and spreading debris for more than 100 metres along the northbound lane of...

Bag ban up to province

Jul 18, 2019 / 2:46 pm

The Regional District of North Okanagan is on the verge of banning plastic bags. At the July 17 meeting, the RDNO board gave second and third readings to a...

More than marching

Jul 18, 2019 / 12:50 pm

By the end of summer, hundreds of cadets from all branches of the Canadian Cadet organization will have made their way through Vernon, and they will have...

Large police response

Jul 18, 2019 / 11:43 am

An altercation between two people over a piece of personal property prompted a large police response in Vernon Wednesday. Vernon RCMP Const. Kelly Brett said on...

Groups hosting nature walk

Jul 18, 2019 / 10:17 am

If you're a fan of hiking and wanting to learn more about the surroundings you are traipsing through, a guided nature walk might be up your path. On...

Art auction draws hundreds

Jul 18, 2019 / 9:13 am

The Midsummer's Eve of the Arts Art Auction and Garden Party was another smashing success. The 33rd annual event was sold out with the capacity crowd...

Smokanagan still possible

Jul 18, 2019 / 5:00 am

While it may feel like it has rained for all of July so far, the Okanagan is actually relatively dry overall. Bobby Sekhon, meteorologist with Environment and...

Okanagan Nation assembles

Jul 17, 2019 / 9:05 pm

First Nation leaders from across the Okanagan are gathered in Vernon for the Okanagan Nation Alliance's annual general assembly. The two-day event provides...

Splash of Red returns

Jul 17, 2019 / 7:00 pm

The Caetani Centre’s Splash of Red fundraiser is back for its eighth year. The main fundraiser for the centre takes place Aug. 15 and features a...

What's new at the IPE

Jul 17, 2019 / 5:00 pm

The 120th Interior Provincial Exhibition is only a few weeks away and along with all the old favourites will be a wealth of new events. Yvonne Paulson, IPE...

Heavy police presence

Jul 17, 2019 / 3:22 pm

There is a large police presence near a local credit union across Highway 97 from the Vernon Square. Castanet news editor John K. White is at the scene and said...

Public rallies for hurt cat

Jul 17, 2019 / 3:00 pm

Stallone the cat is a real fighter. After being hit by a car and severely injured, the grey tabby is purring and seeking attention. And thanks to the generosity...

Gym has heart for Hospice

Jul 17, 2019 / 2:54 pm

Wrought of a plywood frame and aged metal, it hangs above the southern wall and casts its symbolic gaze across the sea of equipment and faces hard at work....

Big bucks from Bang

Jul 17, 2019 / 12:51 pm

Bollywood Bang will help save lives in Vernon. The popular annual event held in April, raised $33,922 for the Canadian Mental Health Association, (CMHA) -...

BBQ for pickleball

Jul 17, 2019 / 12:33 pm

Chartwell Independent Living is holding a barbecue to help the local pickleball community. The barbecue, being held today from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at 4651 23rd St.,...

Time served for threats

Jul 17, 2019 / 11:34 am

A Vernon man has been sentenced to time served and probation after pleading guilty to an assault charge. John Munter was sentenced in a Vernon court Monday...

Spider mystery solved

Jul 17, 2019 / 10:21 am

UPDATE 10:23 a.m. The mystery of the mysterious spider has been solved. Ashley Pritchard took a picture of a rather unusual arachnid that she found in some...

Thieves take propane bottles

Jul 17, 2019 / 10:02 am

Propane bottles have been disappearing in Vernon recently. Castanet has heard of several instances where propane bottles that have gone missing from travel...

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