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Vernon News

Heartfelt thank you notes

Sep 25, 2021 / 1:22 pm

It has been a long haul for health care workers, but a gesture of kindness has shown them they are valued. The strain of dealing with COVID is taking a toll on...

Tasty tour of Kelowna

Sep 25, 2021 / 12:00 pm

Vernon's Peter Kaz and David Scarlatescu are back with the latest episode of Hello Okanagan. This week, the lads head to Kelowna as they do some tasty...

Raising funds for fun

Sep 25, 2021 / 11:48 am

Firefighters offer their support to the community whenever called to do so. And those men and woman continue give back community even after all they have done...

Breakfast for a good cause

Sep 25, 2021 / 10:00 am

North Okanagan residents can get breakfast to go while helping a good cause. On Thursday Oct. 7, the 20th annual United Way North Okanagan Drive-Thru Breakfast...

Scooting around area trails

Sep 25, 2021 / 9:17 am

For those with mobility issues, getting into a quiet nature setting can be challenging. If you’re on a scooter, an electric wheelchair, using a walker, or...

Event of royal proportions

Sep 25, 2021 / 7:47 am

Today's vintage video is one of royal proportions. Vernon historian and international videographer Francois Arseneault has digitized rare colour footage...

'The only solution I have'

Sep 25, 2021 / 4:00 am

The owner of Vernon's Midtown Bistro says she has little choice but to cut back to takeout service only in light of B.C.'s vaccine passport...

Struggling to find a home

Sep 25, 2021 / 4:00 am

A Vernon senior is struggling to find a place to live after being evicted by her landlord. Seventy-five-year old Leila Ward was informed by her landlord that at...

Small dogs get own space

Sep 24, 2021 / 7:00 pm

Small dogs will soon have their own space at a popular Vernon dog park. Regional District of North Okanagan directors have approved funding for a new small dog...

Park the car, get on the bike

Sep 24, 2021 / 6:00 pm

The City of Vernon is encouraging people to park the car and take the bike. GoByBike Week is an annual challenge that asks people of all ages to trade in their...

REACH for business help

Sep 24, 2021 / 5:00 pm

Recent challenges have prompted several agricultural businesses to REACH for help. Lost farmgate sales, COVID-19, and marketing efforts that weren’t...

Smoke plume short lived

Sep 24, 2021 / 3:23 pm

UPDATE 3:30 p.m. City of Vernon spokesperson Christy Poirier said VFRS crew have reported the smoke is now gone. UPDATE 3:23 p.m. City of Vernon spokesperson...

Big Creepy crawly

Sep 24, 2021 / 1:35 pm

UPDATE 1:34 p.m. The big wiggly bug mystery appears to have been solved. Several people have said the multi-coloured critter is a spurge hawk moth caterpillar....

Byelection coming soon

Sep 24, 2021 / 1:10 pm

A byelection to fill the Vernon city council seat vacated by the death of Dalvir Nahal could be held as soon as December. Council will consider key dates in the...

Bear alert in Coldstream

Sep 24, 2021 / 12:14 pm

Coldstream residents are being urged to keep their eyes out for a large bear roaming the Kidston Road-Palfrey Drive area. It's that time of year when bears...

Smash n grab at barbershop

Sep 24, 2021 / 11:54 am

A downtown Vernon barbershop is back in action after thieves smashed into the store and made off with clippers and scissors. The Gentlemen's Shop/Shave...

Murder victim named

Sep 24, 2021 / 11:00 am

Court documents have revealed the name of the victim in a North Okanagan homicide. Vernon court registry records show Jevon Smith, born in 1975, is facing a...

Freshco gives Towne boost

Sep 24, 2021 / 10:42 am

Sean Watson can remember going to movies at the Towne Theatre when he was a young lad in the 1980s. So, the Vernon Freshco manager jumped at the chance to help...

Final vote tallies are in

Sep 24, 2021 / 10:33 am

Elections Canada has released its final tally of ballots cast in the Thompson-Okanagan in Monday's federal election. However, the final numbers won't...

Things go bump in the night

Sep 24, 2021 / 4:00 am

There are things that really do go bump in the night. And Thunder Boyz Productions' True North Paranormal is trying to find out what they are. TPN has...