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Vernon's Historic O'Keefe Ranch to host tractor pull July 16

Vernon's Historic O'Keefe Ranch to host tractor pull July 16

Jul 3, 2022 / 2:00 pm

Some serious horsepower will be on display at Historic O'Keefe Ranch during the Tractor Pull and Birthday Celebration. The ranch, 10 minutes north of Vernon...

Vernon Community Safety Unit is looking for new volunteers

Vernon Community Safety Unit is looking for new volunteers

Jul 3, 2022 / 4:00 am

The City of Vernon is looking for community-minded volunteers. The city's Community Safety Unit (CSU) is looking for new volunteers to join its team. The...

Cherry trees were brought to Vernon and the rest of the Okanagan by Europeans

Cherry trees were brought to Vernon and the rest of the Okanagan by Europeans

Jul 3, 2022 / 4:00 am

Since 1974, the first Saturday of each July has been celebrated as International Cherry Pit Spitting Day, after a pit spitting tournament was held as a joke at...

New Vernon rental company offers tasty treats for paddlers

New Vernon rental company offers tasty treats for paddlers

Jul 3, 2022 / 4:00 am

A new local business is blending some of Vernon's best outdoor experiences with some of its tastiest treats. Okanagan Lake Life offers paddleboard rentals...

Vernon-based Sleep in Heavenly Peace will be building beds for children in need July 9 at Rona

Vernon-based Sleep in Heavenly Peace will be building beds for children in need July 9 at Rona

Jul 2, 2022 / 7:00 pm

Volunteers are needed to help children get a good night's sleep. Vernon-based Sleep in Heavenly Peace has a mission to provide beds for children between...

It's country music night at Vernon's Funtastic Slo-Pitch Tournament and Music Festival

It's country music night at Vernon's Funtastic Slo-Pitch Tournament and Music Festival

Jul 2, 2022 / 2:45 pm

There is still one more night to get in on Vernon's biggest party of the year. The Funtastic Slo-Pitch Tournament and Music Festival is in full swing, with...

Northern Lights were shining bright for Canada Day in the Okanagan

Northern Lights were shining bright for Canada Day in the Okanagan

Jul 2, 2022 / 2:04 pm

Mother Nature celebrated Canada Day with a light show. Northern Lights were casting a magical glow over the Okanagan last night in spectacular fashion. The...

Museum and Archives Vernon to host special event with female Indigenous speakers

Museum and Archives Vernon to host special event with female Indigenous speakers

Jul 2, 2022 / 12:00 pm

Break Horizons: A Concert Documentary | Full Trailer - TRANSFORM Cabaret Festival 2021 from The Cultch on Vimeo. The Museum & Archives of Vernon is bringing...

Thousands of people took part in Canada Day celebrations in Vernon

Thousands of people took part in Canada Day celebrations in Vernon

Jul 2, 2022 / 8:56 am

It was a celebration 155 years in the making. Thousands of people celebrated the birth of a nation on Canada Day at Polson Park and Davison's Orchard in...

Okanagan Basin Water Board report foresees Goldilocks summer: not too hot, not too cold

Okanagan Basin Water Board report foresees Goldilocks summer: not too hot, not too cold

Jul 2, 2022 / 4:00 am

The Okanagan appears to be heading for a "Goldilocks" summer, according to the Okanagan Basin Water Board. In a report to the board, executive...

Armstrong Metalfest ready to rock after two-year hiatus

Armstrong Metalfest ready to rock after two-year hiatus

Jul 2, 2022 / 4:00 am

The most extreme concert experience in the Okanagan is only a couple of weeks away. The 12th edition of the Armstrong Metalfest takes place July 15-16 at the...

Okanagan Indian Band's Brian Thomas Isaac’s first novel is long-listed for the Canada Reads award

Okanagan Indian Band's Brian Thomas Isaac’s first novel is long-listed for the Canada Reads award

Jul 1, 2022 / 4:30 pm

OKIB member Brian Thomas Isaac’s first novel, All the Quiet Places has been long listed for the Canada Reads competition. The book tells the story of...

Vernon's Furhouse evolves into LGBTQ2S+ safe space with drag star support

Vernon's Furhouse evolves into LGBTQ2S+ safe space with drag star support

Jul 1, 2022 / 9:00 am

A downtown Vernon textile shop has become a safe space for all. Sally Snarf didn’t know Furhouse was becoming a safe space for the LGBTQ2S+ community...

Spallumcheen resident has close encounter with rhino beetle

Spallumcheen resident has close encounter with rhino beetle

Jul 1, 2022 / 4:00 am

It's a small bug with a big namesake. Today's bug of the week is believed to be a rhino beetle. A Spallumcheen resident sent in a picture of a black...

Competing petitions over controversial Vernon murals show clear leader

Competing petitions over controversial Vernon murals show clear leader

Jul 1, 2022 / 4:00 am

Duelling petitions both for and against some controversial murals planned for downtown Vernon have been active for a month now. And it appears quite clear where...

Swan Lake Market Garden will be holding the Vernon Rib Fest July 9-10

Swan Lake Market Garden will be holding the Vernon Rib Fest July 9-10

Jun 30, 2022 / 6:42 pm

Rib lovers rejoice, the Vernon Rib Fest is back. Earlier this week, it was announced the event was cancelled due to financial challenges, but Elaine Gallacher,...

Vernon Military Museum now open at cadet camp

Vernon Military Museum now open at cadet camp

Jun 30, 2022 / 6:00 pm

There is a new face at the Vernon Military Museum. After a two-year COVID-forced hiatus, the museum at the Vernon Cadet Training Centre is once again open, and...

Enderby warns of dangers on unusually high Shuswap River over long weekend

Enderby warns of dangers on unusually high Shuswap River over long weekend

Jun 30, 2022 / 5:00 pm

People are being urged to exercise caution around the Shuswap River. The river that flows through Enderby is popular with floaters this time of year, but...

Vernon Search and Rescue offers tips for safe outdoor fun this long weekend

Vernon Search and Rescue offers tips for safe outdoor fun this long weekend

Jun 30, 2022 / 4:00 pm

The first long weekend of summer has arrived, and throngs of people will be making the most of their extra day off. It also tends to be one of the busiest...

Township of Spallumcheen deactivates Emergency Operations Centre, Stepney Road reopens

Township of Spallumcheen deactivates Emergency Operations Centre, Stepney Road reopens

Jun 30, 2022 / 2:11 pm

The Township of Spallumcheen has deactivated its Emergency Operations Centre as flood fears have receded. In a press release Thursday afternoon, the township...

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