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Vernon News

Help with mental health

Mar 6, 2021 / 8:00 pm

Coming up on one year since COVID-19 was declared a worldwide pandemic, it’s come as no surprise the need for mental health support and wellness is long...

Multiple victims at break in

Mar 6, 2021 / 6:23 pm

UPDATE 6:23 p.m. Numerous people were injured during an early morning break in at a home in Vernon. On Saturday, March 6, at 2:07 a.m., RCMP were called to a...

Fishing for a good cause

Mar 6, 2021 / 5:00 pm

Anglers will be fishing for donations to the BC Children’s Hospital next month. A fishing derby born out of a baseball tournament will be held in April on...

'Music needs to be shared'

Mar 6, 2021 / 1:00 pm

The Vernon Community Music School put on a virtual concert featuring more than 60 performers. Due to government-imposed COVID restrictions, live events...

Doing it for kicks

Mar 6, 2021 / 12:00 pm

Everybody was kung fu fighting this week at Hello Okanagan. Well, actually they were doing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Taekwon Do, and Peter Kaz and David...

COVID can't stop grad class

Mar 6, 2021 / 11:14 am

COVID restrictions won't allow Kal Secondary School to hold its annual apple pie fundraiser this year. However, they can hold a raffle to raise funds for...

Ranch on the rebound

Mar 6, 2021 / 4:00 am

Like so many other attractions, 2020 was a rough year for Historic O'Keefe Ranch. The sudden and unexpected collapse of the tourism sector due to COVID-19...

Crown to appeal retrial

Mar 6, 2021 / 4:00 am

Crown counsel is appealing a decision by the B.C. Court of Appeal to grant a retrial to a former Vernon man convicted in the death of a Japanese exchange...

Courting Hollywood in '69

Mar 6, 2021 / 4:00 am

A Vernon-based historian and videographer has gone south of the border for this week's vintage video. Francois Arseneault has an extensive collection of old...

A first for Vernon campus

Mar 5, 2021 / 8:00 pm

Work on student housing announced Friday for Vernon's campus of Okanagan College is expected to begin this fall. In a Friday afternoon Zoom availability,...

Local road load restrictions

Mar 5, 2021 / 8:00 pm

Load restrictions have been put in place for all Vernon roads. Roads will be limited to a legal axle loading 70 per cent, pursuant to Section 606 of the City of...

Armstrong school threat

Mar 5, 2021 / 12:50 pm

A tense incident in which a student allegedly threatened a teacher with a weapon has been safely resolved in Armstrong. North Okanagan RCMP spokesperson Const....

Casino eateries reopening

Mar 5, 2021 / 11:41 am

Match Eatery restaurants at casinos in Vernon, Kamloops and Penticton have been given approval to reopen. A BC Government Employees Union memo to staff says the...

Student housing announced

Mar 5, 2021 / 10:27 am

UPDATE 10:56 a.m. Students will soon be able to study in their own communities, thanks to new, environmentally friendly mass timber housing being constructed at...

Vernon RCMP save a life

Mar 5, 2021 / 10:13 am

A man is alive, thanks to the quick actions of Vernon RCMP officers. The drama began about 11 a.m. Thursday, when police received a report of a disturbance...

Countdown to 2022 Games

Mar 5, 2021 / 10:05 am

The BC Winter Games are just one year away in Vernon. Some 2,000 athletes, coaches, managers and officials will descend on the North Okanagan for the Games,...

Edgewood water crisis

Mar 5, 2021 / 4:00 am

Some residents of a small Kootenay community have been without running water for weeks. Edgewood, which sits on the shores of Arrow Lake, just south of the...

Selin back in radio game

Mar 5, 2021 / 4:00 am

Betty Selin is back in the radio game. The Vernon Community Radio Society (VCRS) has announced the longtime Vernon radio personality will be joining the team as...

Graffiti is just vandalism

Mar 5, 2021 / 4:00 am

Whether it is called tagging or graffiti, at the end of the day it is nothing more than vandalism. Rachael Zubick, coordinator of the City of Vernon's...

City wants climate input

Mar 4, 2021 / 7:00 pm

The City of Vernon wants to hear from the public about the Climate Action Plan. “This plan is our collective guide for local climate action. It has been...

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