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Alpine opening day delayed

Nov 19, 2018 / 4:40 pm

Due to a lack of snow SilverStar Mountain Resort will not be opening this Thursday for the winter season. The opening day was set for Nov. 22 but warm...

42 Ave. closed for roadwork

Nov 19, 2018 / 2:04 pm

A section of sideroad in Vernon will be closed for a few weeks as crews continue to reapiar sanitary mains. From today (Nov.19) to Dec. 3, 42 Avenue between 32...

It's alive and running

Nov 19, 2018 / 12:01 pm

Roaring back to life and moving, the Lumby fire truck project is on track to participate in the Dec. 2 Lumby Christmas light up parade. "It is 100 per cent...

Give a gift that gives back

Nov 19, 2018 / 11:23 am

Support your local non-profits at the Alternative Gift Fair in Vernon this Saturday. The Alternative Gift Fair gives shoppers the opportunity to buy gifts for...

A Cowboy Christmas Carol

Nov 19, 2018 / 5:00 am

There has been many a retelling of Charles Dickens' timeless story of Ebeneezer Scrooge and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. ...

Dream Auction raises 286K

Nov 18, 2018 / 4:05 pm

Hundreds of thousands were raised at the annual Kalamalka Rotary Dream Auction in Vernon on Saturday night at the Vernon Lodge. The evening was a success and...

The best hot cocoa in town

Nov 18, 2018 / 3:00 pm

Your taste buds will be tingling at Vernon's annual Hot Chocolate Challenge next month. Attendees will have the chance to taste and judge which local...

BC Dragoons want you

Nov 18, 2018 / 5:00 am

Civilians got a close-up look at military life Saturday, during an open house with the B.C. Dragoons in Vernon. Master Cpl. Thomas Fisher said the reserve unit...

Unique gifts galore

Nov 17, 2018 / 11:37 am

Anyone looking for some unique Christmas gifts should head to Kal Tire Place North for the 18th annual Vernon Presents Festival of Crafts and Gifts. Show...

Not everyone has access

Nov 17, 2018 / 5:00 am

For the vast majority of people, accessibility is not much of a concern. But for those with mobility challenges, gaining access to buildings and even moving...

The voice of addiction

Nov 17, 2018 / 5:00 am

At what cost do people who use substances keep their addictions alive? Castanet recently received permission to publish a poem written by a member of our...

Support youth through 4-H

Nov 16, 2018 / 7:00 pm

4-H BC is hosting it's first ever online auction, which supports the positive growth of youth development. The auction started on Nov. 7, but don't...

Mulan coming to Vernon

Nov 16, 2018 / 5:00 pm

Members of the Okanagan Rhythmic Gymnastics Club will be adding their moves to the production of Mulan next week. The show is being put on by the ORGC and...

Crash at Stickle Road

Nov 16, 2018 / 3:51 pm

Emergency crews were called to Stickle Road at the north end of Vernon Thursday afternoon following a motor vehicle incident. The accident happened in a 60 km/h...

Erratic driver loses control

Nov 16, 2018 / 3:18 pm

The outcome could have been a lot worse for a man, 50, who crashed a vehicle in Coldstream on Thursday. Just after 11 a.m. Vernon North Okanagan RCMP arrived on...

That's a lot of wings

Nov 16, 2018 / 1:18 pm

The champ is here. Vernon's Brett Taylor beat out his closest challenger to win the Vernon Wings wing eating contest on Thursday night. Taylor, who was also...

You'll go 'nuts' at this sale

Nov 16, 2018 / 12:05 pm

Hundreds if not thousands of people are expected to show up at the Vernon Recreation Centre on Friday and Saturday, all for the annual Rancho Vignola nut and...

Torched car linked to B&E

Nov 16, 2018 / 11:43 am

UPDATED: 11:43 a.m. An early morning vehicle fire in Vernon was connected to a break and enter less than an hour earlier, according to police. Just before 3...

Big prize for best decoration

Nov 16, 2018 / 10:21 am

For downtown businesses, getting into the Christmas spirit could bring a present from Castanet. The Window Display Contest sponsored by Castanet in conjunction...

Come check out Dragoons

Nov 16, 2018 / 10:18 am

The public is invited to get a close up look at military life Saturday during the B.C. Dragoon open house. The reserve military unit will be showing the...