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Vernon News

Tourism clawing back

Aug 8, 2020 / 4:00 am

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to hit tourism hard in the Southern Interior – but the latest data shows the industry clawing back from the depths of the...

Temperature scans at pub

Aug 8, 2020 / 4:00 am

Pubs and restaurants are having to get creative – not only to stay open amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but also to abide by provincial health regulations and...

Repairing a huge landslide

Aug 8, 2020 / 4:00 am

Francois Arseneault has unearthed some rare footage of a BC Interior disaster. The Vernon-based videographer and historian has digitized black and white 16 mm...

Helping immigrant students

Aug 7, 2020 / 5:00 pm

As an immigrant, adjusting to your new life in a new country can seem overwhelming. For student immigrants, it can be especially challenging – learning in...

More students on the way

Aug 7, 2020 / 4:00 pm

School District 22 officials are preparing for an increase in students this fall. Based on projections, four portable classrooms are being brought into the...

Vernon's Brown on podium

Aug 7, 2020 / 3:06 pm

Vernon’s Casey Brown took third in this week’s Psychosis downhill mountain bike race in Golden. With over 1,200 vertical metres and 7.3 kilometres...

'A dumping ground'

Aug 7, 2020 / 3:00 pm

When Rhea Kozmitk saw someone had dumped a derelict vehicle on the side of Westside Road, she was so angry she could barely speak. The trashed Toyota RAV-4 was...

Healing power of art

Aug 7, 2020 / 2:08 pm

The therapeutic power of art is being showcased in Vernon. The Vernon & District Canadian Mental Health Association's 17th annual Awakening the Spirit...

'Plenty of planting'

Aug 7, 2020 / 11:31 am

Tech mogul Markus Frind has a vision to make the North Okanagan a wine hotspot. The owner of West Kelowna's Frind Estate Winery has started planting 30...

Local funds for environment

Aug 7, 2020 / 10:25 am

Funding is available for environmental projects in the North Okanagan. The North Okanagan Conservation Fund is accepting applications until Sept. 30 through the...

Puppy stolen from shelter

Aug 7, 2020 / 4:00 am

All Nicola Sanders wants is to find her son's dog. Nala, a black Pyrenees-lab with white feet, was taken from the temporary shelter at the Vernon curling...

Beware COVID scam calls

Aug 7, 2020 / 4:00 am

A Vernon businesswoman is sounding a warning over a new scam that is heading our way. Deb White of White House Mortgages says colleagues at the B.C. coast have...

Changing of guard at market

Aug 7, 2020 / 4:00 am

There are some new faces at the Vernon Farmers Market. After more than eight year as manager, Ingrid Baron is no longer with the popular market. Amanda Fallis...

Riot on your computer

Aug 6, 2020 / 6:00 pm

The Vernon Art Gallery's Riot on the Roof festival will be going ahead this year, but it will look different than years past. The festival will be shifting...

Tributes pour in for Dave

Aug 6, 2020 / 5:00 pm

Tributes continue to pour in for Dave DeShane who died July 28 of a heart attack at just 55 years of age. DeShane was well known and active in the community...

Protester chains self to tree

Aug 6, 2020 / 3:15 pm

UPDATE: 3:15 p.m. As soon as David Pope heard construction was beginning for the new child care facility at Lavington's Centennial Park, he grabbed his lock...

Boil water in Killiney Beach

Aug 6, 2020 / 2:51 pm

A precautionary water quality advisory has been issued for residents of Killiney Beach. The advisory affects 290 properties serviced in the Killiney Beach...

Tour Vernon's murals

Aug 6, 2020 / 2:30 pm

Peter Kaz and David Scarlatescu are back with a bonus mid-week episode of Hello Okanagan. Today, they investigate the meaning behind Vernon's downtown...

Tronson Road to close

Aug 6, 2020 / 2:11 pm

Motorists might want to plan an alternative route if using Tronson Road next week. City officials are advising a section of the road will be closed while crews...

Rain may not prevent fires

Aug 6, 2020 / 12:19 pm

UPDATE 12:19 p.m. Environment Canada meteorologist Bobby Sekhon said a cold front is causing the unsettled conditions that will bring rain and lighting the...

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