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Car badly damaged in crash

Dec 16, 2017 / 4:50 pm

There are no reported injuries following a two-vehicle crash that badly damaged a white sedan in Vernon, Saturday afternoon. The collision occurred on 32 Street...

Air quality advisory ends

Dec 16, 2017 / 2:45 pm

The air quality advisory in Lavington that was put into place Friday has ended. The advisory in the North Okangan community was due to high concentrations of...

Thieves steal mom's ashes

Dec 16, 2017 / 12:26 pm

To the thief, it was just a necklace, but to Melissa Gauthier, it was so much more. Last week, someone broke into Gauthier's truck on Cactus Drive in...

Artsolutely awesome

Dec 16, 2017 / 11:51 am

Looking for a unique, one-of-a-kind gift idea? Then look no farther than the Vernon Community Arts Centre. Located next to the Okanagan Science Centre in Polson...

Immunization clinics today

Dec 16, 2017 / 5:00 am

Meningococcal immunization clinics will be held today throughout the Okanagan. Interior Health declared an outbreak of meningococcal disease in the Okanagan on...

Tough time meeting goals

Dec 16, 2017 / 5:00 am

Experts call it donor burnout and it is making for a stressful Christmastime for several local charitable organizations. There are so many groups seeking...

New Sagmoen allegations

Dec 15, 2017 / 2:34 pm

CTV News in Vancouver has linked an alleged violent incident from January, 2013 to Curtis Wayne Sagmoen — the 36-year-old with family connections to the...

Lavington air advisory

Dec 15, 2017 / 12:28 pm

An air quality advisory has been issued for Lavington. The Ministry of Environment and the Interior Health Authority are advising people with chronic underlying...

A cut above the rest

Dec 15, 2017 / 12:25 pm

He started out in a rock and roll band, but now Brett Kelly is in the running to be named the best barber in all of Canada. Kelly is the co-owner of The...

Light a bulb short of goal

Dec 15, 2017 / 11:21 am

With only 10 days until Christmas, Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation’s Light a Bulb Campaign is $75,000 short of its $250,000 goal. “It’s a...

Making spirits bright

Dec 15, 2017 / 10:52 am

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are Making Spirits Bright this Yule Tide season. “The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are looking to make the spirits of local...

Canada Day help needed

Dec 15, 2017 / 9:32 am

Canada Day is still seven months way, but work on celebrating the nation's birthday has already started. The North Okanagan Canada Day Society will hold its...

'Dead zone' on BX trail

Dec 15, 2017 / 5:00 am

A Vernon area resident is wondering if, and when, the North Okanagan Regional District is going to deal with dangerous trees along the BX Creek trail. The...

In a galaxy far, far away

Dec 14, 2017 / 5:20 pm

Star Wars fans, the time has come... The latest instalment in the Star Wars saga, 'The Last Jedi', hits theatres tonight, and expectations for film are...

New life after brain surgery

Dec 14, 2017 / 2:01 pm

An elderly Vernon man's life has changed dramatically following a revolutionary new form of brain surgery that is non invasive. Elias Pharaon, 85, was so...

Sagmoen stays in jail

Dec 14, 2017 / 11:03 am

A Shuswap man accused of threatening a prostitute with a gun will be held in custody for at least another two weeks after the case was put over during a video...

United Way short of goal

Dec 14, 2017 / 10:51 am

With just two weeks until the end of its Christmas fundraising campaign, the United Way North Okanagan Columbia Shuswap has yet to reach the halfway mark of its...

Buying into Bitcoin

Dec 14, 2017 / 5:00 am

A local coffee house is creating a buzz in the Okanagan, but not in the way you might think. Bean to Cup Coffee House is home to Vernon's first and only...

Mete(r)ing out kindness

Dec 13, 2017 / 7:00 pm

A local agency that helps the poor is to benefit from people's kindness, and their use of kindness meters in the downtown. Vernon's mayor is to hand...

Rocks or dock at rail trail?

Dec 13, 2017 / 3:14 pm

The owners of a private dock on Kalamalka Lake are confused by safety priorities on the Okanagan Rail Trail. The province has sent a letter to the owners...

That's a lot of socks

Dec 13, 2017 / 2:33 pm

Doris Taylor has done it again. Taylor has donated several handmade Christmas stockings to the John Howard Society for its clients. “This is a huge...

No new GI cases at VJH

Dec 13, 2017 / 2:23 pm

UPDATE 2:23 p.m. The outbreak at Vernon Jubilee Hospital could be over by Friday. On Monday, Interior Health declared an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness,...

Small gift, big impact

Dec 13, 2017 / 1:09 pm

For many of their guests, it will be the only Christmas present they receive. A backpack filled with simple items like socks, gloves, a few candies, toothpaste...

Sally Ann short of goal

Dec 13, 2017 / 12:22 pm

Vernon area residents have been generous but the Salvation Army is asking people to dig a little deeper into their pockets to help out. The community had raised...

Dolled up for Christmas

Dec 13, 2017 / 10:51 am

A Vernon family wants to make Christmas special for 10 little girls by giving away Luvabella Dolls. Calling themselves the Fam Jam Crew, the family of five has...

Stopping the flood

Dec 13, 2017 / 10:45 am

The effort will be huge and the cost will be significant, but Armstrong's mayor is determined that work go ahead to stop further flooding in his city from...

Thieves trolling parking lots

Dec 13, 2017 / 10:20 am

It's not just shoppers who are heading to the mall looking for Christmas gifts. Thieves are also actively looking for presents left unattended in cars....

We need housing

Dec 13, 2017 / 5:00 am

Lumby council is putting its new housing strategy into action by throwing its support behind a proposed 16 unit housing development on a .73 acre plot of land....

The gift of a clean home

Dec 13, 2017 / 5:00 am

There's no place like home, and a program is doing what it can to keep seniors in their own homes. Better at Home is a program where seniors can have some...

Shots for deadly disease

Dec 13, 2017 / 5:00 am

Students at Kalamalka Secondary School are being offered protection from meningococcal disease, following one case of a seriously ill teenager. Interior Health...

Drone team needs helpers

Dec 12, 2017 / 5:00 pm

A small but dedicated group of people are looking for more help in the search for four women from the North Okanagan and Shuswap regions who remain missing. The...

Stranger approaches girls

Dec 12, 2017 / 2:35 pm

Armstrong RCMP are investigating another suspicious occurrence where children were approached by a stranger. The latest incident took place near Armstrong...

Dueck enters hall of fame

Dec 12, 2017 / 12:40 pm

Vernon ski sensation Josh Dueck is being inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame. The para-Alpine skier will be part of the 52nd induction class in the Hall of...

Merry Christmas, kids

Dec 12, 2017 / 12:18 pm

Over the years, Santa's Anonymous has helped provide a Merry Christmas for thousands of children and once again this year, they are hard at work collecting...

Lotto thief out of luck

Dec 12, 2017 / 11:03 am

An alleged lotto thief is out of luck after being nabbed by police Dean Amendt, 37, is facing charges relating to the theft of hundreds of lottery tickets. RCMP...

Fast times at Sovereign Lake

Dec 12, 2017 / 9:36 am

Some of the fastest cross-country skiers in North America went head-to-head at the Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre last weekend The Haywood NorAm &...

Anderson pleased with NDP

Dec 12, 2017 / 7:37 am

Don't count the BC Conservatives among those unhappy with the NDP decision to move forward with Site C. BC Conservative Party Interim Leader Scott Anderson...

People to blame, not bears

Dec 12, 2017 / 5:00 am

Residents in the Vernon area are to blame for conflicts with bears and not the other way around, city council was informed Monday. “Incidences of bear...

Sharing the 'pot'

Dec 12, 2017 / 5:00 am

News that the federal government would be sharing the cash pot from cannabis sales, once the drug is legalized, made for a little joy at Vernon city council...

Election sign 'free for all'

Dec 11, 2017 / 6:30 pm

There should be plenty of election signs up during Vernon's municipal election next year. In a 4-2 decision Monday, city council approved a motion put...

Vernon man missing

Dec 11, 2017 / 12:32 pm

The RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing Vernon man. Blake Doyle, 24, was last seen Dec. 2nd. “There is nothing to...

'In honour of my son'

Dec 11, 2017 / 11:13 am

UPDATE: 11:13 a.m. Okanagan College's Vernon campus got a big financial boost Monday for its new trades training centre, currently under construction. Local...

Balloons won't start Carnival

Dec 11, 2017 / 5:00 am

They are a big part of Vernon Winter Carnival but the hot air balloons won't be marking the start of the festival in February. Weather permitting, the...

$1 mil in parking fees

Dec 11, 2017 / 5:00 am

The City of Vernon made more than $1 million in parking fees from residents during the first nine months of the year. A report to city council on Monday shows...

Enderby road detours

Dec 11, 2017 / 5:00 am

Enderby drivers are being advised of some major detours over the next two weeks. Beginning today, the City of Enderby will be detouring traffic on Knight Avenue...

Counting feathered friends

Dec 10, 2017 / 11:43 am

The annual Christmas Bird Count takes place across North America next Sunday – including in the Okanagan Valley. Started in 1900, the annual bird count...