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Stickle Pickle still an issue

Apr 28, 2017 / 7:15 pm

The NDP candidate for the Vernon-Monashee riding wants to put the brakes on the Stickle Road plan. Barry Dorval chastised the BC Liberals for ignoring the...

Record-setting fundraiser

Apr 28, 2017 / 2:12 pm

Vernon residents truly do have a heart. The 13th annual Sun FM Have a Heart Radiothon raised a record-setting $82,675 in 12 hours. From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m....

Rogers leaving chamber

Apr 28, 2017 / 2:10 pm

After three years at the helm, Dan Rogers is stepping down as head of the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce. The general manager announced his departure...

Focus on silent killer

Apr 28, 2017 / 12:42 pm

People gathered on the steps of Vernon City Hall and at Ben Lee Park in Kelowna Friday to pay tribute to those injured and killed on the job. The National Day...

Funtastic ready to rock

Apr 28, 2017 / 9:46 am

The Odds, The Young Uns and The Wild will be headlining this year's A&W Music Festival. The festival is part of the Funtastic Slo-Pitch Tournament that...

Serious injuries in accident

Apr 28, 2017 / 9:18 am

One person was sent to hospital following a single-vehicle accident just after midnight Friday. Vernon Fire Rescue Cpt. Doug Imrich said police are...

Crash closes Highway 97

Apr 28, 2017 / 6:02 am

A late-night crash closed Highway 97 in Vernon. DriveBC reports the incident closed the route, with a detour via 43rd Avenue and 27th Street. The accident was...

Advance voting on weekend

Apr 28, 2017 / 5:00 am

The polls are open. Voters in the Vernon-Monashee riding can cast their advanced ballots at several locations in the North Okanagan. Saturday and Sunday, April...

Big budget for schools

Apr 28, 2017 / 5:00 am

It's got a ways to go before it is passed, but the Vernon District school board has given second reading to a $97.5 million 2017-18 budget. “Once the...

Une salle de classe

Apr 27, 2017 / 7:00 pm

Beairsto Elementary will be bursting at the seams next September. The Vernon District school board has approved an additional French immersion kindergarten...

Deer visit downtown

Apr 27, 2017 / 3:44 pm

They're baaaaaack. A herd of deer that was caught on video by Darrel Wihnon on April 18 as they wandered through the downtown core at around 8 a.m. on a...

Support for mayor

Apr 27, 2017 / 3:19 pm

Enderby Mayor Greg McCune said he's received some local support after the NDP's Shuswap district candidate accused him of a conflict of interest....

Cadet cops learn the ropes

Apr 27, 2017 / 2:49 pm

Emergency crews made a frantic rescue at the Vernon military camp Thursday, but it was all part of the annual Jean Minguy RCMP Youth Academy. The academy gives...

Checking for sinkholes

Apr 27, 2017 / 2:05 pm

Concerned that another sinkhole could appear on a Vernon street, the City of Vernon is taking measures in the hopes of preventing it. After a sink hole appeared...

Too wet for ball

Apr 27, 2017 / 1:27 pm

Spring rain has made it too wet to play slo pitch. The City of Vernon says ball diamonds are closed today due to excessive water on the fields. The affected...

Shaw service back up

Apr 27, 2017 / 1:11 pm

UPDATE: 2:45 p.m. Shaw service to parts of Vernon returned before 2 p.m., according to reports. Shaw was experiencing numerous failures around the country,...

Report tells of frantic search

Apr 27, 2017 / 1:06 pm

A coroner's report into a snowmobiler's death three years ago describes the frantic search for the man who was buried by an avalanche in the backcountry...

On air, all day for the kids

Apr 27, 2017 / 12:19 pm

For the 14th year, radio personalities Brian Martin and Betty Selin are doing a marathon radio show to raise money for the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation....

Safety concerns close road

Apr 27, 2017 / 11:27 am

A small portion of the Mabel Lake Forest Service Road east of Mabel Lake is being closed temporarily to all vehicle traffic due to safety concerns. The ministry...

Smells, leaks to go

Apr 27, 2017 / 8:35 am

Smelly bathrooms, clogged toilets and a leaky roof at School District 22's administration office finally convinced trustees it was time to spend serious...

Hard talk about drugs

Apr 27, 2017 / 5:00 am

When it comes to the dangers of drugs, these guys know what they are talking about. They have spent years in some of the most drug-infested areas of Vancouver,...

Accident slows Highway 97

Apr 26, 2017 / 4:53 pm

Northbound traffic was reduced to a single lane on Highway 97 Wednesday afternoon following a two-vehicle accident. The collision happened a couple kilometres...

Video of missing woman

Apr 26, 2017 / 3:54 pm

RCMP have released a video taken at the Orchard Park Mall in Kelowna of a missing North Okanagan woman who police believe has been murdered. Caitlin Potts has...

Tolko investing in youths

Apr 26, 2017 / 2:34 pm

Tolko Industries is investing in the health, wellness and protection of youth. The forestry giant will donate $150,000 in 2017 as part of a community investment...

Road work on Kal

Apr 26, 2017 / 1:24 pm

Crews will be working on Kalamalka Lake Road April 26 to May 5. Drivers can expect traffic interruptions and single-lane alternating traffic patterns. Motorists...

Saving the Civic

Apr 26, 2017 / 1:24 pm

She's an old lady at 81, but City of Vernon staff are looking into ways to save the Civic Arena. The ice sheet will be decommissioned once the new multiplex...

Tattoo celebrates Canada

Apr 26, 2017 / 10:54 am

The Okanagan Military Tattoo will celebrate Canada's 150th birthday when it returns this summer. The event, called 2017 Canada 150 - Marching Forward...

Chinese memorial hits block

Apr 26, 2017 / 8:30 am

Plans for a memorial to the City of Armstrong's Chinese heritage have been dealt a blow. The BC Museums Association has rejected a request for an $80,000...

Facing the teachers

Apr 26, 2017 / 5:00 am

Teachers were polite but skeptical about the Liberal government's commitment to education during an all-candidates debate at Vernon Secondary School Tuesday...

Remembering Laura

Apr 26, 2017 / 5:00 am

Out of unimaginable tragedy, some good has come. The Canadian Mental Health Association's Vernon branch received a cheque for $2,500 that will be used for...

Vernon woman sought

Apr 25, 2017 / 9:00 pm

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are requesting the public's assistance in locating missing Vernon resident Zoe Dore. Dore, 20, was reported missing on Monday,...

$1M for infrastructure

Apr 25, 2017 / 8:00 pm

The City of Armstrong plans to spend over $1 million on two major infrastructure projects this budget year. The projects include upgrades to Willowdale Drive at...

Get on the bus heroes

Apr 25, 2017 / 7:30 pm

Heroes ride for free. The City of Vernon is expected to supply free transit passes for those involved in the May 6th 'Heroes Amazing Race' fundraiser...

Police seek missing man

Apr 25, 2017 / 3:53 pm

RCMP in the North Okanagan are hoping the public can help them find a missing man. Enderby resident Lucas Wingate, 29, was last seen on Sunday, Apr. 23 driving...

Truck snags power lines

Apr 25, 2017 / 3:02 pm

A section of Waddington Drive was closed briefly Tuesday afternoon after an Emterra truck snagged some power lines. Fire, police and ambulance crews were called...

Volunteers worth counting

Apr 25, 2017 / 1:21 pm

Volunteers are worth their weight in gold at the Community Policing Office. In fact, the City of Vernon can accurately count how much their time is worth in...

Something fishy going on

Apr 25, 2017 / 12:35 pm

The Kalamalka Flyfishers Society wants to get kids hooked on fishing. Once again, the club is organizing the popular kid's fishing event at the pond in...

Tackling noise and pollution

Apr 25, 2017 / 10:31 am

The District of Coldstream has waded into two issues affecting Lavington residents. Following council approval on Monday, the district is asking for intervenor...

Tolko mum on tariffs

Apr 25, 2017 / 10:25 am

A Tolko Industries spokesperson has refused to comment on a tariff slapped on Canadian softwood lumber exports to the U.S. Tolko has about 2,800 employees, with...

City to paint road lines

Apr 25, 2017 / 10:08 am

Relief is on the way for motorists wondering where the centreline is or where the turning lanes are. The City of Vernon line painting program is scheduled to...

Fantastic Funtastic funding

Apr 25, 2017 / 9:43 am

Since it began in 1985, Funtastic has given away more than $1.7 million and the group is not done yet. The annual ball tournament and music festival attracts...

Hesperia land to be sold

Apr 25, 2017 / 5:00 am

At one time, the City of Vernon had a vision for attainable housing on 69 acres of city-owned land in Okanagan Landing. But 19 acres from the Hesperia lands off...

Pickleball just too noisy

Apr 24, 2017 / 6:20 pm

UPDATE: 6:20 p.m. There may be a need to return to an earlier plan to build a covered pickleball facility at Marshall Field in Vernon. Noise concerns continue...

Robbery at Cash Stop

Apr 24, 2017 / 4:36 pm

Vernon RCMP are seeking an older male suspect after a robbery at the Cash Stop at 4300 27th St. Monday morning. Officers, including a dog team, responded to a...

Kal Lake Rd work gets OK

Apr 24, 2017 / 3:35 pm

Vernon city council has okayed spending an extra $560,000 in order to get the controversial Kalamalka Lake Road project started and wrapped up as soon as...

Reviewing the evidence

Apr 24, 2017 / 12:33 pm

A scheduled voir dire hearing began in Vernon Supreme Court Monday in the case of Logan Scott, who is facing a charge of manslaughter over the death of an...

Vernon marks worker deaths

Apr 24, 2017 / 12:03 pm

The City of Vernon will be observing the national Day of Mourning on Friday, Apr. 28. The public is invited to attend the event at city hall from 10:30 to 11...

Let's build the arena

Apr 24, 2017 / 11:14 am

The big equipment has already been busy at the site but Monday was for the bigwigs to put shovels in the ground where Greater Vernon's new arena will be...

Painting the lines

Apr 24, 2017 / 5:00 am

Spring sweeping in the City of Vernon is well under way and expected to wrap up at the end of the month, according to city staff. Next month it will be time to...

Pedal bike hits motorbike

Apr 23, 2017 / 4:37 pm

One person was taken to Vernon Jubilee Hospital with undetermined injuries Sunday afternoon after colliding with a motorcycle. The accident happened just after...

Ring of fear in Lumby

Apr 23, 2017 / 9:30 am

It's not everyone's idea of fun but a handful of people were game for the 'Ring of Fear' in Lumby on Saturday. The men and woman who took part...

Welcome all to firehall

Apr 22, 2017 / 7:30 pm

UPDATE: 7:30 p.m. The mayors of Armstrong and Spallumcheen had some help Saturday as they took part in a grand opening at the communities' joint firehall....

Home show has it all

Apr 22, 2017 / 1:11 pm

If it has to do with your home or your health, odds are it can be found at the Vernon Spring Home Show. This the 19th year for the popular show that runs...

Water worries continue

Apr 22, 2017 / 8:12 am

There are more water woes for some Okanagan Landing residents. Earlier week, Castanet reported on heavy water runoff in the 8800 block of Okanagan Landing Road...

Northern lights put on show

Apr 22, 2017 / 6:42 am

The northern lights put on a show over the North Okanagan Friday night. Photographer Jerry Mason shared this image of the spectacle, shot on the way from...

Have a Heart for kids

Apr 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

Once again, people are being urged to turn their radio dials to Sun FM in Vernon for the 14th annual Sun FM Have a Heart Radiothon. The event takes place April...