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Civic a dead horse

Jun 27, 2017 / 5:00 am

City council would be throwing good money after bad if it allowed another study to be done on the feasibility of repurposing the old Civic arena, insisted Coun....

Appeal for Canada Day cash

Jun 27, 2017 / 5:00 am

Money is running short just before Canada Day activities in Vernon and a GoFundMe appeal has been launched for cash. The North Okanagan Canada Day Society has...

Thumbs up for skydivers

Jun 26, 2017 / 7:00 pm

Vernon city councillors have expressed support for Okanagan Skydive despite recent complaints about noise in the sky above the city. “We do seem to be...

Camping from 9 to 9

Jun 26, 2017 / 4:55 pm

UPDATE: 4:55 p.m. The City of Vernon will allow the homeless to camp in Polson Park and a number of other public spaces from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. but only if...

A study of Vernon cops

Jun 26, 2017 / 11:50 am

A study of general duty RCMP constables at the Vernon/North Okanagan RCMP detachment and how they use their time will uncover whether more officers should be...

Late night crash at 30th light

Jun 26, 2017 / 10:22 am

A Vernon Fire Rescue crew was called out before 11 p.m. Sunday for a two-vehicle collision where a driver was trapped. “It was a T-bone collision on 30th...

Bird's eye view opens

Jun 26, 2017 / 5:00 am

It's a bird's eye view from a new platform at the Bishop Wild Bird Sanctuary in Coldstream. The ribbon was officially cut on Sunday to open Molly's...

Humanity needs your help

Jun 26, 2017 / 5:00 am

A trio of families eagerly awaiting a generous leg up from Habitat for Humanity are being forced to wait a little longer, as the organization struggles to find...

Algae bloom in lake

Jun 25, 2017 / 8:40 pm

UPDATE: 8:40 p.m. The Okanagan Indian Band says an assessment of Okanagan Lake water in the northern arm has found a combination of high organic material...

Predator Ridge is growing

Jun 25, 2017 / 4:43 pm

People flocked to the Commonage on Sunday, Predator Ridge's latest neighbourhood that is under construction. While it overlooks what Predator Ridge is...

Shrub fire heads into home

Jun 25, 2017 / 2:58 pm

It took the combined efforts of some homeowners and Coldstream firefighters Sunday to save a house from further damage after it was lit by a fire in a shrub. A...

Demolished in hit and run

Jun 25, 2017 / 8:30 am

A hit-and-run driver demolished a car on a Vernon street and took off early Saturday. Vesna Belicic Roffel posted photos of the destruction on Facebook that are...

Orchard celebrates 150

Jun 24, 2017 / 2:13 pm

Things will be popping at Davison Orchard on July 1. To celebrate Canada Day, the farm will have free farm tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Staff will be decked out...

Canada: a picture at a time

Jun 24, 2017 / 5:00 am

For the past eight years, Tim Van Horn has been capturing the essence of Canada, one picture at a time. Van Horn has travelled from coast to coast to coast...

Enderby in recovery mode

Jun 23, 2017 / 6:25 pm

As levels of the Shuswap River subside, the City of Enderby has switched from emergency response to recovery. Used sandbags will be collected from residents for...

Guilty pleas in shooting

Jun 23, 2017 / 5:30 pm

A North Okanagan man has indicated he will plead guilty to lesser charges in a shooting incident in 2015. In a Salmon Arm court room, Norman Dybdal entered...

Jail time for robbery

Jun 23, 2017 / 4:34 pm

Robert Toth will spend more time behind bars after pleading guilty to a variety of charges, Friday. Toth entered guilty pleas on charges of robbery and...

A sigh of relief

Jun 23, 2017 / 2:38 pm

In a scene being played out across the Okanagan, Cindy Brassard is breathing a big sigh of relief. Brassard lives in Louis Estates on the Okanagan Indian Band...

Lucky to be alive

Jun 23, 2017 / 2:10 pm

A hang glider pilot is lucky to be alive after losing control of the craft thousands of feet in the air. Thursday afternoon, VSAR received a request from the...

Teachers, district at odds

Jun 23, 2017 / 11:32 am

The Vernon Teachers' Association claims the district is dragging its feet on making the required changes as ordered by the courts. “When teachers won...

Threat of flooding eases

Jun 23, 2017 / 10:35 am

For the first time in weeks, residents along Lakeshore Road can take a deep breath and relax as flood waters in Okanagan Lake and area creeks recede. The...

Flood cleanup begins

Jun 23, 2017 / 10:00 am

The water is receding and now the cleanup begins. With the risk of flooding subsided, the Village of Lumby has entered into a recovery phase and will now focus...

Event is Total Fun

Jun 23, 2017 / 9:15 am

Castanet and Total Restoration are inviting people to knock one out of the park The Total Fun Castanet.net and Total Restoration Fantastic Home Run Derby will...

More teachers next year

Jun 23, 2017 / 5:00 am

Another increase in full-time teachers for the Vernon School District is necessary to deal with increased enrolment and smaller class sizes. The reduction in...

Access to Beachcomber Bay

Jun 22, 2017 / 7:30 pm

Work on public acess sites along Okanagan Lake continues. The City of Vernon has invited the public to an information session regarding proposed improvements...

Missing woman found

Jun 22, 2017 / 6:10 pm

UPDATE: 6:10 p.m. Crystal Cornish has been found safe. Police say she is "receiving the treatment she requires." ORIGINAL: 12:54 p.m. RCMP are hoping...

Working together

Jun 22, 2017 / 3:59 pm

Leaders of the Okanagan Indian Band and City of Vernon got together this week to talk about the future of both communities. Vernon Mayor Akbal Mund and OKIB...

Fire in the Foothills

Jun 22, 2017 / 3:25 pm

Vernon Fire Rescue were kept busy Thursday afternoon, responding to back-to-back fires at the oppsite ends of town. Fire Chief David Lind said crews were...

Ca-punc it!

Jun 22, 2017 / 12:41 pm

A Vernon teacher has made it fun to learn about capitalization and punctuation. With help from Ellison Elementary School students, teacher Kevin Bader produced...

Man charged with murder

Jun 22, 2017 / 10:43 am

A man was to appear in Vernon provincial court Thursday charged with murder in connection with the death of a woman two days ago. Angelo Gabriel Monfort, 21,...

$47 million schools upgrade

Jun 22, 2017 / 10:03 am

School District 22 is sending a $47,065,340 five-year capital plan summary to the Ministry of Education, hoping the province will pay to upgrade or replace...

Arson case goes to Supreme

Jun 22, 2017 / 8:37 am

The B.C. Supreme Court will hear the case against a Vernon man charged in connection with a series of arsons that occurred in and around the city in 2014, court...

Movie 'Triumph'

Jun 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

“Rolling!” shouted the director as a movie scene was shot at a Vernon coffee house, Wednesday. Extras and film hands were seen inside Triumph Coffee...

She's top in Armstrong/Spall

Jun 21, 2017 / 7:15 pm

Sandy McMurray has been named Armstrong-Spallumcheen Citizen of the Year. McMurray is being honoured for her lengthy role as a volunteer, assisting many...

Arrest in murder probe

Jun 21, 2017 / 12:30 pm

A man is in custody in Vernon following the death of a woman in an apartment building on the shore of Okanagan Lake. Vernon RCMP were called shortly after 11...

Run for the drum

Jun 21, 2017 / 11:21 am

About three dozen members of the Okanagan Indian Band began the Run for the Drum at top speed at Head of the Lake Wednesday morning, cheered on by family and...

Property taxes due

Jun 21, 2017 / 9:35 am

The City of Vernon is reminding homeowners that 2017 property taxes are due on or before July 4. The bill must be paid by then to avoid a one-time 10 per cent...

Largest ever Canada Day

Jun 21, 2017 / 5:00 am

Organizers are promising Vernon's largest ever Canada Day in Polson Park. “We are excited to announce there is something for everyone,” said...

More Vernon roadwork

Jun 21, 2017 / 5:00 am

The City of Vernon is advising drivers of more roadwork. Silver Star Road will be closed Wednesday to all but local traffic between East Dedecker Road and...

New chief at fire hall

Jun 20, 2017 / 7:00 pm

A veteran firefighter has been named Enderby's new fire chief. Clifford Vetter, who has been acting as chief since the departure of Kevin Alstad, now steps...

Lake drops, wind picks up

Jun 20, 2017 / 4:06 pm

There has been a noticeable drop in Okanagan Lake flood waters lapping at the Louis Estates on Okanagan Indian Band land but it is not enough for people to...

Safety patrol on streets

Jun 20, 2017 / 1:19 pm

Four safety ambassadors are on the streets of Vernon for the summer months, acting as extra eyes and ears for the RCMP and bylaw as well as providing a friendly...

Super dad wins City chair

Jun 20, 2017 / 12:43 pm

A Vernon dad has won a full-power recliner from City Furniture & Appliances on Anderson Way after his wife's winning entry was chosen in the store's...

We're scared of pot laws

Jun 20, 2017 / 9:47 am

The Mayor of Enderby is worried the federal government's proposed marijuana laws could have a huge and negative financial impact on his small, North...

No contact with ex coach

Jun 20, 2017 / 9:26 am

A man facing child pornography charges in Vernon worked for a short time only with North Valley Gymnastics in Vernon, five years ago, according to a...