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Music may play on

Aug 13, 2020 / 4:00 am

A piano with a famous connection is being offered for free to keep the music alive in downtown Vernon. Last week, Dave Stanfield announced he was officially...

Cheers to COVID-19?

Aug 13, 2020 / 4:00 am

If you're reading this while sipping a cold brew, you may already know the following to be true: We're all drinking a lot more since the COVID-19...

The queen of calm

Aug 12, 2020 / 8:00 pm

A Vernon dentist's cutting-edge "relaxation suite" was inspired by her own father's battle with cancer. Created by Dr. Lise Kalinski, the...

Up for diversity award

Aug 12, 2020 / 6:00 pm

An Okanagan entrepreneur is in the running for a prestigious award. Vernon's own Jill Binder, an internationally-recognized entrepreneur and diversity...

Gas leak over, evac lifted

Aug 12, 2020 / 4:15 pm

UPDATE: 4:15 p.m. A major natural gas leak in downtown Vernon was repaired as of 3:45 p.m., the city says. The precautionary evacuation of 31st Avenue and 32nd...

IPE takes 'gap year'

Aug 12, 2020 / 1:43 pm

The manager of Armstrong's Interior Provincial Exhibition is calling 2020 a "gap year." Yvonne Paulson says IPE staff are busy...

Back roads under scrutiny

Aug 12, 2020 / 12:22 pm

The province is taking a look at forest service roads in the North Okanagan to make sure they're up to code. The Forest Practices Board will audit roads in...

From farm to flask

Aug 12, 2020 / 12:13 pm

The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce wants people to put some pressure on the federal government. The GVCC is urging North Okanagan residents to contact the...

Rock scaling to slow traffic

Aug 12, 2020 / 9:28 am

Rocks will be tumbling to make roads safer in the Vernon area. Motorists travelling on two major roads near Okanagan Lake may experience 30-minute delays over...

Paddle surpasses goal

Aug 12, 2020 / 4:00 am

A standup paddleboard fundraiser has been a smashing success. Kristin Postill, Brittney Page and 19 others paddled the length of Kalamalka Lake with the goal of...

50 years as a realtor

Aug 12, 2020 / 4:00 am

Joe Pearson knows a thing or two about real estate. He should, after all – he's been a realtor for 50 years. Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board...

Input on park wanted

Aug 11, 2020 / 6:00 pm

City officials want to know how to improve a local park. The City of Vernon is looking for public input on improvements to Deer Park, near Canadian Lakeview...

Look, up in the sky

Aug 11, 2020 / 5:00 pm

A shower of a different nature is expected over the Valley this week. The Perseid meteor shower will be at its peak Aug. 12, but will be visible Aug. 11 and...

2,310 city acres for sale

Aug 11, 2020 / 2:20 pm

A huge swath of Vernon land that's still relatively wild can be yours for a mere $28.8 million. The 2,310-acre O'Keefe Range has been put on the market....

Spot fires under control

Aug 11, 2020 / 1:28 pm

UPDATE: 1:26 p.m. BC Wildfire Service crews were quick to control two spot fires on the west side of Okanagan Lake Tuesday. Fire information officer Madison...

Airlifted to hospital

Aug 11, 2020 / 12:03 pm

A medevac helicopter was called to the Six Mile Creek area of the North Westside following a fall from a height at a home on Okanagan Indian Band land on...

Culture centre shrinkage?

Aug 11, 2020 / 11:47 am

There may be some changes coming to the size of the future Vernon cultural centre. The Greater Vernon Advisory Committee will discuss reducing the size of the...

Public park input sought

Aug 11, 2020 / 9:42 am

Several outdoor public events are being held by the Regional District of North Okanagan to kick off planning for four parks, recreation and culture master...

Groundwater swamps park

Aug 11, 2020 / 4:00 am

There's no word on when parts of Vernon Polson Park currently swamped with water will reopen. City communications manager Christy Poirier says the water...

Hockey: do you still care?

Aug 11, 2020 / 4:00 am

With the Canucks back in the playoffs for the first time in five years, and NHL action resuming during the peak of summer, we hit the streets to see if people...

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