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Vernon mayor spent tops candidate spending list in 2022 municipal election

Vernon mayor spent tops candidate spending list in 2022 municipal election

Feb 2, 2023 / 4:54 pm

Victor Cumming spent more than $15,000 in his successful quest to retain the mayor's chair in the 2022 municipal election. Cumming led the spending of all...

Expect delays on Tronson Road in Vernon Friday and Monday

Expect delays on Tronson Road in Vernon Friday and Monday

Feb 2, 2023 / 3:59 pm

City of Vernon crews are continuing to work on a section of Tronson Road. Motorists may experience minor delays as crews continue working on drainage...

Meth, fentanyl, cocaine seized in Enderby drug raid

Meth, fentanyl, cocaine seized in Enderby drug raid

Enderby Feb 2, 2023 / 1:55 pm

Police seized quantities of methamphetamine, fentanyl, and cocaine in a drug raid Wednesday in Enderby. North Okanagan RCMP officers executed a search warrant...

Fallen BX-Swan Lake firefighter honoured with drive-by memorial

Fallen BX-Swan Lake firefighter honoured with drive-by memorial

Feb 2, 2023 / 12:41 pm

The sudden passing of a longtime member of the BX-Swan Lake Fire Department has left a big hole among those at the firehall. Firefighter David Hentschel died...

20 crashes across North Okanagan during Wednesday's snow

20 crashes across North Okanagan during Wednesday's snow

Feb 2, 2023 / 11:44 am

First responders had their hands full with crashes and fender-benders, Wednesday. Snow-slicked roads saw numerous incidents across the North Okanagan. "Our...

Vernon's Okanagan Okie doesn't see shadow, calls for early spring

Vernon's Okanagan Okie doesn't see shadow, calls for early spring

Feb 2, 2023 / 11:13 am

Okanagan Okie is calling for spring. The weather-forecasting stuffed rodent emerged from a bag at Vernon's Allan Brooks Nature Centre on Groundhog Day and...

Indigenous Showcase to feature '60s scoop survivor, documentary

Indigenous Showcase to feature '60s scoop survivor, documentary

Feb 2, 2023 / 10:50 am

The Indigenous Showcase returns to Vernon's Towne Theatre next week. The 19-plus Feb. 7 event will feature '60s scoop survivor Sheryl Newton, who will...

Candlelight vigil held on anniversary of Ashley Wadsworth's murder in England

Candlelight vigil held on anniversary of Ashley Wadsworth's murder in England

Feb 2, 2023 / 4:00 am

A light snow fell against a grey backdrop of Okanagan Lake as Christy Gendron remembered her daughter Ashley Wadsworth, Wednesday. “On Feb. 1, Jesus held...

First of 2 Vernon lifesaving police officers receives Vital Link Award

First of 2 Vernon lifesaving police officers receives Vital Link Award

Feb 2, 2023 / 4:00 am

A North Okanagan police officer has been awarded for helping to save a life. Const Dan Cocks was presented with the BC Emergency Health Services Vital Link...

Vernon's Cobs Bread rises to support community need

Vernon's Cobs Bread rises to support community need

Feb 2, 2023 / 4:00 am

Whether your tastebuds crave sweet or savoury, Heather Lastik can satisfy your hunger. “Our bakers come in at midnight, but our ovens are on until at...

7 Celebrations series continues at Vernon's SilverStar Mountain Resort

7 Celebrations series continues at Vernon's SilverStar Mountain Resort

Feb 1, 2023 / 5:00 pm

The Thompson Okanagan 7 Celebrations series continues at SilverStar Mountain Resort with a connection to Vernon Winter Carnival. The name 7 Celebrations follows...

Vernon Canadian Tire store to reopen Feb. 10 after suspicious fire in November

Vernon Canadian Tire store to reopen Feb. 10 after suspicious fire in November

Feb 1, 2023 / 2:27 pm

UPDATE 2:27 p.m. There is an air of excitement at the Vernon Canadian Tire store as staff get ready to reopen after a fire in November. Owner Jack D'Amico...

Okanagan Okie set to forecast spring at Thursday Allan Brooks Nature Centre event

Okanagan Okie set to forecast spring at Thursday Allan Brooks Nature Centre event

Feb 1, 2023 / 1:44 pm

Vernon's prognosticating prairie dog may get to see his shadow tomorrow, and maybe not. With an ambiguous forecast, sunshine could come into play –...

Armstrong cancer patient praises care at Kelowna, Vernon centres

Armstrong cancer patient praises care at Kelowna, Vernon centres

Armstrong Feb 1, 2023 / 11:13 am

"It's amazing. Every time you think there's nothing more they can do, there's another advance that comes around and that gives you...

City of Vernon Kindness Meters collecting significantly less money since program started

City of Vernon Kindness Meters collecting significantly less money since program started

Feb 1, 2023 / 10:39 am

City of Vernon kindness meters continue to help those in need – but not as much as they used to. There has been a steady decline in donations since the...

Vernon mother alleges high school boys grooming young girls as daughter undergoes drastic transformation

Vernon mother alleges high school boys grooming young girls as daughter undergoes drastic transformation

Feb 1, 2023 / 4:00 am

"She was like 12 literally a couple of months ago, playing with her Littlest Pet Shops, and now she's having sex," confides a Vernon mother who...

City of Vernon removing more hazardous cottonwood trees from Kin Beach Park

City of Vernon removing more hazardous cottonwood trees from Kin Beach Park

Feb 1, 2023 / 4:00 am

For decades, cottonwood trees lined the edge of Kin Beach Park in Vernon. However, their age turned out to be their undoing. As the huge trees reach a certain...

Newly formed Vernon Veteran Society ready for action on housing needs

Newly formed Vernon Veteran Society ready for action on housing needs

Feb 1, 2023 / 4:00 am

Finding homes for Vernon veterans is just one of the needs the newly formed Vernon Veterans Society plans to fulfill. The society has been five years in the...

Night of comedy on tap with Big Daddy Tazz at Silver Star

Night of comedy on tap with Big Daddy Tazz at Silver Star

Jan 31, 2023 / 5:00 pm

Get ready for some big laughs with the 'Bi-Polar Buddha' Big Daddy Tazz at SilverStar Mountain Resort. Tazz headlines a night of comedy at the ski hill...

Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association hotel stats show occupancy increase

Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association hotel stats show occupancy increase

Thompson-Okanagan Jan 31, 2023 / 4:00 pm

New industry data from the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association shows visitation continues to rebound. Hotel occupancy figures reveal the region had 54%...

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