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VSAR, Allan Brooks Nature Centre receive provincial grant boosts

Jan 28, 2022 / 5:00 pm

North Okanagan environmental and public safety initiatives are getting a financial boost from the province. Funding from the Community Gaming Grants program...

Hello Okanagan pays the Okanagan Science Centre in Vernon a visit

Jan 28, 2022 / 12:00 pm

Vernon's Peter Kaz and David Scarlatescu are back with the latest episode of Hello Okanagan. This week, the Hello Okanagan crew have some fun while learning...

City seeks feedback on revitalization of popular East Hill Peanut Pool

Jan 28, 2022 / 11:36 am

Greater Vernon Recreation Services wants your feedback on an overhaul for East Hill's Peanut Pool. A survey is now open at EngageVernon.ca to gather...

Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce urges reopening of B.C.'s events sector

Jan 28, 2022 / 10:24 am

The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce is urging the reopening of B.C.'s events sector. The chamber has written to Health Minister Adrian Dix, Jobs Minister...

Interior Health reports COVID outbreak at Monashee Mews in Lumby

Jan 28, 2022 / 10:12 am

Interior Health is reporting a new COVID-19 outbreak at a North Okanagan long-term care facility. The outbreak was reported Jan. 25 at Monashee Mews in Lumby....

Support pouring in for Vernon woman who nearly died earlier this month

Jan 28, 2022 / 4:00 am

Friends and family are rallying around a Vernon woman after a near-death experience. Life changed for Ashley Ashworth and her family on Jan. 22 as they were...

'Condemning the unhoused is not the solution,' says Turning Points

Jan 28, 2022 / 4:00 am

The director of housing at Vernon's Turning Points Collaborative Society says issues surrounding crime, homelessness and drug use in downtown Vernon are not...

Vernon cat missing for 10 months reunited with family, thanks to Okanagan Humane Society

Jan 28, 2022 / 4:00 am

Brianne Ulmer never thought she would see her beloved family cat again. But, thanks to social media and the Okanagan Humane Society, Mango is back home where he...

Vernon man sentenced to jail and ordered deported for raping 14-year-old girl

Jan 27, 2022 / 5:00 pm

A Vernon man was sentenced to an additional 16 months in jail and ordered deported for raping a 14-year-old girl. Supreme Court Justice Allan Betton sentenced...

Construction to begin next month on Coldstream's new community hall and child-care facility

Jan 27, 2022 / 2:47 pm

Construction is expected to begin early next month on Coldstream's new community hall and child-care facility. The building will go up on the former site of...

CN Rail work on Kalamalka trestle bridge may affect weekend traffic

Jan 27, 2022 / 2:28 pm

Work on a Coldstream landmark may tie up traffic this weekend. CN Rail will be replacing ties on the Kalamalka Road trestle bridge near Kalavida Surf Shop and...

Downtown Vernon Association announces new executive director

Jan 27, 2022 / 1:46 pm

There's new – and familiar – face at the helm of the Downtown Vernon Association. The DVA announced Keelan Murtagh as its new executive director...

Armstrong breaks ground on new city hall, to replace 105-year-old original

Jan 27, 2022 / 1:27 pm

Armstrong's mayor calls a new city hall "another step forward" in the city's history. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday for what...

Vernon RCMP say woman reported missing has been located

Jan 27, 2022 / 12:44 pm

UPDATE: 12:45 p.m. Vernon RCMP say a woman reported missing this morning has been located. Police say she is safe and well. ORIGINAL: 10:10 a.m. RCMP are...

Vernon's Monashees liquor store purchased by Otter Co-op

Jan 27, 2022 / 12:26 pm

The largest private liquor store in the North Okanagan is changing hands. Otter Co-op, based out of Aldergrove has purchased Vernon's Monashees liquor...

Spallumcheen's Ina Forrest named to Canada's wheelchair curling team for Beijing Paralympics

Jan 27, 2022 / 9:23 am

Spallumcheen's Ina Forrest has been named to Canada's wheelchair curling team for the Beijing Paralympic Winter Games. The team will have no shortage of...

Vernon couple in Mexico for life-saving stem cell treatment of woman's myasthenia gravis

Jan 27, 2022 / 4:00 am

A GoFundMe campaign has been launched for a North Okanagan woman with a rare autoimmune disorder. Lara-Rose Duong has been battling myasthenia gravis for 20...

City of Vernon acquires last home standing on future site of Civic Memorial Park

Jan 27, 2022 / 4:00 am

The City of Vernon has acquired the last piece of the puzzle for the forthcoming Civic Memorial Park. The park, on the former Civic Arena site between 37th and...

Helmut's Sausage Kitchen expanding Middleton Mountain production facility

Jan 27, 2022 / 4:00 am

Walls are going up on a major expansion to the production facility of a much-loved Vernon foodie destination. While Helmut's Sausage Kitchen is across town...

Coldest Night of the Year still to come for Canadian Mental Health Association fundraiser

Jan 26, 2022 / 6:00 pm

The weather may be warmer than recently, but the Coldest Night of the Year is still to come. That being the Canadian Mental Health Association's Coldest...

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