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Too early to campaign?

Sep 18, 2018 / 5:00 am

The municipal elections across the province are quickly approaching and many voters might already be noticing campaign signs on the streets. Candidates seem to...

Semi in ditch on Hwy 97

Sep 17, 2018 / 2:32 pm

UPDATED: 2:32 p.m. Crews continue to try and remove a semi-truck that hit the ditch on Highway 97 near Vernon on Monday morning. A semi-truck with a flatbed...

Carnival looking for events

Sep 17, 2018 / 2:16 pm

It is never too early to start thinking Vernon Winter Carnival. The 59th annual festival is ramping up and the organization is looking for events. Last year,...

Student diver dies suddenly

Sep 17, 2018 / 2:16 pm

UPDATED: 2:16 p.m. Vernon RCMP have confirmed that a 56-year-old West Kelowna man died while scuba diving on the North Westside of Okanagan Lake Sunday...

Creating a plan for parks

Sep 17, 2018 / 12:30 pm

A master plan is in the works for multiple parks in the Vernon area. The Regional District of North Okanagan a Parks Master Plan for all parks in Electoral...

Smash and grab in Vernon

Sep 17, 2018 / 12:00 pm

Vernon RCMP are investigating a Sunday-night smash and grab at a local business. Around 10:30 p.m. police responded to an alarm at Polar Battery at 4313 25th...

Thief caught red-handed

Sep 17, 2018 / 10:52 am

A thief was caught hiding inside a Vernon business early Saturday morning. Vernon North Okanagan RCMP arrived on scene at an unfolding break and enter at 4:30...

Metalfest calling for bands

Sep 17, 2018 / 10:06 am

After a bit of financial uncertainty, it looks like metalheads will again descend upon Armstrong in 2019. "I am very excited to announce that Armstrong...

Mental healthcare lacking

Sep 17, 2018 / 9:33 am

Mental health care is lacking in Canada, according to a recent survey commissioned by the Canadian Mental Health Association. The survey suggests, 85 per cent...

FireSmart your property

Sep 17, 2018 / 8:50 am

Whether you are doing regular yard maintenance or making large scale changes during renovations or landscaping, you can make choices that will help protect your...

Bocce ball at Predator

Sep 17, 2018 / 5:00 am

Play a little bocce at Predator Ridge Resort this Saturday all for a great cause. The event supports "Ride Don't Hide" charity for Canadian Mental...

The legacy lives on

Sep 16, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Terry Fox would have been 60 years old this year, which made this year's annual run even more special. On Sunday, communities across Canada continued to...

Brimming with confidence

Sep 16, 2018 / 5:00 am

She was not even six years old when Lillian Marchand knew the sting of a bully's fist. She would come home with bruises after being terrorized at school....

Genereaux, a young life lost

Sep 15, 2018 / 5:00 am

Showing pictures of her granddaughter, Darcy Martin glows with a love only a grandmother can know. She smiles at the silly faces looking back at her and tells...

Birds of a feather

Sep 15, 2018 / 5:00 am

We live in a pretty spectacular area of the world. There are no shortage of stunning sights to capture the attention of visitors and locals alike. Luckily for...

Probation for assaulting cop

Sep 14, 2018 / 5:07 pm

A man who assaulted a member of the Vernon RCMP will not serve anymore jail time. Ryan Perreault was sentenced to time served and placed on two years probation...

Who is running?

Sep 14, 2018 / 4:55 pm

The deadline for candidates to register in the 2018 municipal election has passed As of Friday afternoon, this is list of registered candidates. In Armstrong:...

Nahal registers to run again

Sep 14, 2018 / 4:29 pm

Dalvir Nahal has officially filed her papers to again run for Vernon City Council. Nahal made the announcement to media Friday afternoon. Nahal who was...

Spall candidates announced

Sep 14, 2018 / 4:24 pm

Incumbent Janice Brown will have to defend her mayoral title against former councillor Christine Fraser at the Oct. 20 municipal election. There are also seven...

Firman to challenge Garlick

Sep 14, 2018 / 4:18 pm

UPDATE 4:17 p.m. There will be a mayoral race in Coldstream after all. Bill Firman will be challenging three-term mayor Jim Garlick for the top spot. There will...

Leighton enters council race

Sep 14, 2018 / 3:55 pm

A retired broadcaster and former Prince George city councillor has entered the race for Vernon City Council. Gord Leighton announced candidacy to media Friday...

Mural and tasty butter tarts

Sep 14, 2018 / 3:04 pm

It's more than just some paint on a brick wall. It is a history of food production in the Lumby area and became a focal point for community involvement....

Harned enters trustee race

Sep 14, 2018 / 2:06 pm

A former school trustee is looking to go back to class. Paula Harned announced her candidacy for School District 22 trustee to media Friday morning. Harned was...

Focus on farming and food

Sep 14, 2018 / 12:49 pm

Food and those who produce it will be the focus of a film presented by the Food Action Society of the North Okanagan and the Okanagan Regional Library. Mathieu...

Double is better

Sep 14, 2018 / 5:00 am

Jeff Fisher is asking people to band together and petition the province to provide more funding for social housing in Vernon. Last year, the province provided...

City tackles weeds

Sep 14, 2018 / 5:00 am

City of Vernon work crews will be out tackling weeds this fall. The fall weed program is designed to control weeds and grasses that affect traffic visibility,...

Finlay to run for council

Sep 13, 2018 / 7:30 pm

The number of people vying for a seat on Vernon City Council continues to grow. Jasmine Finlay officially announced her candidacy for council Thursday. Finlay...

McGovern wants to govern

Sep 13, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Local entrepreneur Myles McGovern is jumping into the political arena. McGovern officially announced his candidacy for Director of Electoral Area B in the North...

Neighbours clean creek

Sep 13, 2018 / 5:00 pm

A group of neighbours are keeping their "Hidden Park" clean. As part of the RDNO Adopt-a-Stream Program, these neighbours went out last Sunday and...

Input sought on Rec Plan

Sep 13, 2018 / 3:31 pm

A Recreation Master Plan is being developed for the Greater Vernon area including the City of Vernon, the District of Coldstream, and Areas B (Swan Lake) &...

Tell us before you bill us

Sep 13, 2018 / 2:40 pm

RCMP will be asked to give municipalities a year's notice before sending them a bill. Vernon Mayor Akbal Mund is at the Union of BC Municipalities meeting...

Motorhome, cars collide

Sep 13, 2018 / 1:57 pm

Emergency crews were called to an accident near Vernon Square shortly before 2 p.m. Thursday. Two cars and a motorhome were involved in the rear-end accident...

Getting to know each other

Sep 13, 2018 / 1:35 pm

Residents are getting to know their local RCMP and the RCMP are getting to know area residents thanks to the Coffee with a Cop program. The initiative by new...

Smiles are back again

Sep 13, 2018 / 12:30 pm

Annual Tim Hortons Smile Cookies are back to help raise funds for Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation. The tasty treats will be available from September 17...

Cole still behind bars

Sep 13, 2018 / 11:12 am

Tyson Cole will remain in custody for at least one more week. Cole, who was arrested in connection to a May 1 shooting in Vernon, had his bail hearing pushed...

Boil water notice issued

Sep 13, 2018 / 8:53 am

A boil water notice has been issued for the Falkland Water System's drinking water supply. Recent water quality tests have identified a high bacterial...

Lepp enters council race

Sep 13, 2018 / 8:38 am

Another candidate has entered the race for Vernon City Council. Kevin Lepp announced his intentions to run for a council position in a press release to media...

Okanagan's 'Top Gun'

Sep 13, 2018 / 5:00 am

While his callsign isn't 'Maverick', 'Goose' or even 'Iceman', the Okanagan does have its very own 'Top Gun.' Fighter...

EATology will stick around

Sep 13, 2018 / 5:00 am

One of the most popular Vernon restaurants will be sticking around - no matter what. EATology is currently located in the Greyhound bus depot, but as of Oct. 31...

Walk for people like Ashley

Sep 12, 2018 / 5:00 pm

At the age of 27, Ashley Poole should have been travelling or hanging out with friends or building a career or even starting a family, instead, she was fighting...

Smoke, vape-free zones

Sep 12, 2018 / 2:12 pm

Thank you for not smoking or vaping anything in public places. The City of Vernon has updated the Parks and Public Places Bylaw to prohibit smoking and vaping...

Sticking to needle challenge

Sep 12, 2018 / 11:54 am

Vernon Fire Rescue Services was up for the challenge, and now they are throwing down the gauntlet to paramedics. Last week, Vernon North Okanagan RCMP issued a...

Coffee Break for the mind

Sep 12, 2018 / 11:28 am

Sharing a cup of Joe with friends, family or co-workers can help people dealing with Alzheimers. September is World Alzheimer’s Month and the Alzheimer...

Tucker running for council

Sep 12, 2018 / 10:49 am

A longtime Vernon resident has announced her intention to run for city council. Dawn Tucker made her intentions known to media through a press release...

SilverStar's marketing guru

Sep 12, 2018 / 10:11 am

SilverStar Mountain Resort has itself a new marketing guru. Ian Jenkins will take on the mantle of sales and marketing director, effective Wednesday, September...

Area C director bowing out

Sep 12, 2018 / 9:14 am

The longtime director for Electoral Area ‘C’ in the Regional District of North Okanagan will not be running in the October 20 municipal election. ...

Foul ball catch

Sep 12, 2018 / 5:00 am

We all have one of those friends who constantly films everything on their cell phone. To his friends, that is Erik Locke of Vernon. Locke was recording at a...

Changing the lives of youths

Sep 12, 2018 / 5:00 am

More than 600 students across the country have given him their suicide notes. Hundreds of youth who self-harm gave him their razor blades. Countless more have...

Mother Nature fighting fires

Sep 11, 2018 / 6:30 pm

The weather has cooled and there was even some rain, but that does not mean fires in the area are out. They are, however, getting smaller. The Mabel Creek fire...

Run, bike, skip for Terry

Sep 11, 2018 / 5:00 pm

There will be a special guest at the annual Terry Fox Run on Sunday when Darrel Fox stops by for a visit. Run organizer Liz Dickson said Terry's brother...

It's no bull, let's talk

Sep 11, 2018 / 3:03 pm

The Vernon-based organizer of a Lower Mainland rodeo wants to talk with the group opposed to rodeos. And that's no bull. Jamie Gilowski of Bigg Rigg...

A sombre day

Sep 11, 2018 / 1:44 pm

There is a sombre tone at the Vernon Fire Hall, as firefighters reflect on the tragedy of 9/11 and the many lives that were lost. It was the single most deadly...

Dog parks to get upgrades

Sep 11, 2018 / 1:17 pm

Parts of the BX Ranch and Mutrie Road dog parks will be closed periodically starting Wednesday, Sept. 12. Officials with the Regional District of North Okanagan...

The end of an era

Sep 11, 2018 / 12:58 pm

It's the end of an era in Vernon. After serving the community for more than 80 years, the Civic Arena is being decommissioned. Work began on taking down the...

Carbon neutral communities

Sep 11, 2018 / 10:37 am

Several Okanagan communities are being recognized by the province for climate leadership. Some 45 local governments in B.C. are carbon neutral, including newly...

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