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Metal Stiletto

Oct 18, 2017 / 8:00 pm

A tribute to female rockers is happening in Vernon next week. A group of Okanagan-based musicians will perform the hits of Janis Joplin, Tina Turner, Alanis...

Councillor hurt at ranch

Oct 18, 2017 / 4:11 pm

The general manager of Historic O'Keefe Ranch has been hurt in a workplace accident at the ranch, according to officials with the District of Coldstream and...

Drivers put in danger

Oct 18, 2017 / 3:18 pm

Grant Wilson feels motorists were put in unnecessary danger during a rock slide event near Three Valley Gap Tuesday. Wilson drives a tractor trailer every day...

Caetani House for public

Oct 18, 2017 / 2:07 pm

Vernon's arts community is celebrating SvevaFest with a series of events to mark what would have been her 100th birthday. Famed for her strange life as well...

Coats for the cold

Oct 18, 2017 / 12:09 pm

It's getting colder and some people just can't afford to get winter clothing. For the third year running, Vernon Hyundai and Lake City Casino Vernon...

Still no power

Oct 18, 2017 / 11:15 am

A day after an intense windstorm blew through the Valley, knocking down trees and taking out power, some North Okanagan residents are still in the dark....

Businesses under siege

Oct 18, 2017 / 5:00 am

Vicki Eide feels like her business is under siege – and she is not alone. Eide runs Dean's Tailor Shop on the 2900 block of 33rd Street in Vernon and...

Totally ADD

Oct 18, 2017 / 5:00 am

They have trouble staying focused; are easily distracted or get bored with a task before it's completed. These can be symptoms of children or adults who...

More downtown work

Oct 18, 2017 / 5:00 am

30th Street, which cuts through downtown Vernon, will be closed from Highway 6 to 31st Avenue October 18-19 to finish paving. A City of Vernon release states...

Blackout bumps fundraiser

Oct 17, 2017 / 10:23 pm

The biggest fundraiser for the grad class of 2018 in Lumby has been moved to Thursday. The annual drive thru breakfast at Super A Parking lot was moved down a...

Going batty over bats

Oct 17, 2017 / 6:29 pm

While creatures of the night are usually avoided, experts say the ones living in the Okanagan need some help. “The conservation of bats in B.C. has always...

Power outages in N. Ok

Oct 17, 2017 / 2:46 pm

BC Hydro crews are scrambling as there are reports of power outages throughout the North Okanagan. The heavy winds that whipped through the area earlier Tuesday...

Narrow miss in windstorm

Oct 17, 2017 / 2:38 pm

A Vernon area woman had a narrow miss Tuesday afternoon when a large branch from a tree in Justice Park snapped off and fell onto 27th Street, right in front of...

Bus service too costly?

Oct 17, 2017 / 11:28 am

The City of Enderby is supporting a call for a review of the public transit system in the North Okanagan, said Mayor Greg McCune. Council received a letter from...

Canada Post help youth

Oct 17, 2017 / 9:15 am

The Canada Post Foundation has donated $10,000 to improve youth mental health services in Greater Vernon. The grant will be used to expand the Canadian Mental...

Our health vs development

Oct 17, 2017 / 5:00 am

Industrial orchards in Coldstream and factory farming in Spallumcheen are two reasons why North Okanagan residents must be proactive about health, the...

Tolko helps out

Oct 16, 2017 / 8:30 pm

Tolko Industries has donated $7,000 to the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs. A cheque was handed over to Diane Entwistle, chief executive officer of the Okanagan...

Swimmer OK, say cops

Oct 16, 2017 / 7:30 pm

UPDATE: 7:30 p.m. Police divers searched for him in Okanagan Lake for three days but, in the end, a public appeal located him. Vernon RCMP said Monday evening...

View from proposed park

Oct 16, 2017 / 2:36 pm

An enthusiastic crowd of 30 rambled above the Foothills neighbourhood at the north end of Vernon on Saturday. The ramble, hosted by the local community...

Serious injuries in crash

Oct 16, 2017 / 12:25 pm

UPDATE: 12:20 p.m. Both drivers suffered serious injuries in a head-on crash on Highway 97, near Monte Lake, early Monday, police reported. One man was from the...

Flood effort to be checked

Oct 16, 2017 / 10:21 am

Lumby's massive effort to halt spring floodwaters before they took over the village are about to be checked out by an engineer. The Village has appointed...

Super Shanda powers on

Oct 16, 2017 / 9:26 am

Vernon-based super athlete Shanda Hill wrapped up a 38 km swim early Monday morning during her latest competition – the Deca Ultra Triathlon in Leon,...

BX Creek cleanup

Oct 16, 2017 / 5:00 am

A poor turnout didn't stop volunteers working hard to clean up an area of BX Creek behind Vernon Square Mall all the way to Swan Lake. Four volunteers got...

1st tracks at Sovereign Lake

Oct 16, 2017 / 5:00 am

Recent snow has allowed the first trails to open at Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre on Silver Star Mountain. The centre has opened for what it is calling a ski...

Gunfire then car fire set

Oct 15, 2017 / 3:56 pm

UPDATE: 3:50 p.m. Vernon RCMP say a residence was hit by several bullets early Sunday in a targeted attack that is believed to be linked to a vehicle set ablaze...

Police divers return to lake

Oct 15, 2017 / 2:20 pm

RCMP divers were back in Okanagan Lake near Vernon Sunday, searching for a man who jumped into the water to avoid officers early Saturday morning. He is not...

Early morning car fire

Oct 15, 2017 / 9:44 am

A Vernon Fire Rescue crew attended the scene of a fully involved car fire in Okanagan Landing at 3 a.m. Sunday. Firefighters spent about an hour at the scene on...

Fled police into lake

Oct 14, 2017 / 6:25 pm

UPDATE: 6:25 p.m. A man who is believed to have drowned in Okanagan Lake Saturday morning had attempted to break into a home on the 8700 block of Okanagan...

Vipers take on Kings

Oct 14, 2017 / 2:12 pm

The Vernon Vipers will try to carry their winning ways into tonight's BC Hockey League matchup against the visiting Powell River Kings. The Vipers clipped...

Get nocturnal at ABNC

Oct 14, 2017 / 5:00 am

The Allan Brooks Nature Centre wants people to get nocturnal in time for Halloween. For their final event of the year, the ABNC will be hosting Nature Nocturnal...

Woman threatened with gun

Oct 13, 2017 / 8:00 pm

Vernon police are looking for information about a man who reportedly threatened a sex trade worker with a gun in August. On Aug. 28, a woman told police she had...

Sheep thrills at 2018 IPE

Oct 13, 2017 / 8:00 pm

There promises to be some 'sheep' thrills at the Interior Provincial Exhibition next year. The IPE, also known as the Armstrong Fair, had just over...

Blasts rattle neighbourhood

Oct 13, 2017 / 3:43 pm

Jay Langton was shocked when explosions rocked his normally quite Eastside Road neighbourhood. Crews were conducting rock scaling along the 9500 block of...

Chinese gold rush history

Oct 13, 2017 / 2:01 pm

The history of Chinese and gold rushes in BC is coming to the Vernon Museum and Archives. Gold Mountain Dream is a travelling exhibit from the Royal BC Museum...

Downtown dining at its best

Oct 13, 2017 / 11:43 am

The second annual Dine Around Downtown will have foodies scrambling for a plate as local restaurants offer a limited time three-course menu. Using local...

Super athlete doing it again

Oct 13, 2017 / 10:57 am

Less than two weeks after completing a gruelling 678-kilometre race with hours to spare, Vernon's very own superwoman is at it again. Shanda Hill is a...

Ramble in the Foothills

Oct 13, 2017 / 5:00 am

Local politicians have been invited to take part in a ramble Saturday morning, on land above the Foothills neighbourhood in north Vernon. Invitations have been...

Ghoulishly good time

Oct 13, 2017 / 5:00 am

What is the most haunted building in Vernon? Where do spectres spend their time? Find out during the popular Ghost Tours of Vernon later this month. Gabriel...

Pop-up art at Caetani

Oct 12, 2017 / 8:20 pm

Visiting artist Roberta Pyx Sutherland is holding a two-day pop-up exhibition at the Caetani Centre this weekend. Sutherland is one of the centre's visiting...

Local groups get grants

Oct 12, 2017 / 7:40 pm

A handful of North Okanagan groups are benefiting from some development grant cash being handed out by the NDP government. Funding is being awarded to 53 local...

Front line in OD war

Oct 12, 2017 / 3:28 pm

Staff at Vernon's Upper Room Mission are some of those on the front line when it comes to the battle against illicit drug overdoses. Figures by the BC...

Found: 8 kids & a cat

Oct 12, 2017 / 7:50 am

A family visiting from Europe and some local youths became disoriented on Silver Star Mountain Tuesday evening, with Vernon Search and Rescue teams called out...

Landing needs bike lanes

Oct 12, 2017 / 5:00 am

A local transportation group is cheering Vernon city councillor Brian Quiring's call for bike lanes in Okanagan Landing, from Paddlewheel Park to Ellison...

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