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Help others see Tattoo

May 21, 2019 / 8:57 pm

Organizers of the annual Okanagan Military Tattoo want to send disadvantaged seniors, youth and veterans to the big show and they are looking for some help to...

Firefighters converge on LC

May 21, 2019 / 8:50 pm

Hundreds of firefighters will be in the Okanagan this weekend, but there is no need for alarm. The District of Lake Country is welcoming the B.C. Volunteer...

Enderby teen missing

May 21, 2019 / 8:32 pm

Vernon North Okangan RCMP are hoping the public can help them locate a missing teen. Kilian Laas, 14, of Enderby, was last seen on May 21 at 2:45 p.m. by...

Coldstream Meadows sale

May 21, 2019 / 5:17 pm

A Vernon seniors retirement facility has been ordered sold. According to the website realtors.ca, The Lodge at Coldstream Meadows is for sale for $3.15 million....

Herb's to close amid threats

May 21, 2019 / 4:38 pm

Faced with a potential $5-million fine and three years in prison, embattled medicinal cannabis retailer Russ Stevenson is closing his store in Vernon tonight at...

RCMP investigate fatal crash

May 21, 2019 / 3:30 pm

UPDATE: 3:25 p.m. Vernon North Okanagan RCMP confirmed on Tuesday afternoon that they responded to a two-vehicle collision on Hwy. 6 near Waddington Drive. A...

Big band at Polson Park

May 21, 2019 / 12:37 pm

Bring your lawn chairs and dancing shoes to the Polson Park band shell on Saturday, May 25 for an afternoon of toe-tapping tunes. Conductor Toni Rose will lead...

Mission hires new exec

May 21, 2019 / 12:25 pm

The Upper Room Mission Society announced the hiring of a new executive director on Tuesday. Nicole Makohoniuk has been an advocate for youth and marginalized...

Bear steals golf flag

May 21, 2019 / 12:15 pm

UPDATE: 2:04 p.m. Our on-the-spot photographer shared the story of the photos this afternoon. James Fradley said it was the third time his group has spotted...

Short-term rental plan due

May 21, 2019 / 12:08 pm

After months of discussions and feedback from the community, the City of Vernon expects a staff report to council next week on a plan for regulating short-term...

Thankful family aids VSAR

May 21, 2019 / 11:17 am

The parents of a snowmobiler rescued by Vernon Search and Rescue (VSAR) in January of 2018 have launched a fundraising golf tournament and GoFundMe to give back...

Get ready to Bike to Work

May 21, 2019 / 9:22 am

If you were looking for an excuse to get the bike out of the garage and get rolling, Bike to Work and School Week could be the ticket. The City of Vernon is...

Campers leave trash all over

May 20, 2019 / 4:53 pm

What was supposed to be a fun family camping trip started off quite messy according to Kim Guenther. Guenther and her family were camping on Pinaus Lake near...

Falkland Rodeo action

May 20, 2019 / 7:00 am

Perfect weather conditions and stands filled with fans made for a full day of rodeo action at the 101st annual Falkland Stampede on Sunday. After fears that the...

Crash closed hwy for hours

May 20, 2019 / 6:20 am

Highway 6 in Vernon was closed for hours Sunday evening after a serious collision. A compact car and crew cab pickup collided between Pottery Road and...

Nature centre getting wild

May 20, 2019 / 5:00 am

Things are going to be getting wild at the Allan Brooks Nature Centre. The Allan Brooks Nature Centre Wine and Wild West Fundraiser takes place July 6. This...

Inked for a cause

May 19, 2019 / 3:10 pm

More than 200 people lined up bright and early Sunday morning to grab some ink for a good cause in Vernon. Five Fathoms Tattoo Shop owner Nick Matovich has been...

Car destroys fence, takes off

May 19, 2019 / 2:14 pm

A vehicle that blew through a fence in the 3900 block of Alexis Park Drive in Vernon Saturday night narrowly missed striking a house. Homeowner Chris Clark said...

Sun breaking through

May 19, 2019 / 11:22 am

UPDATE: 11:22 a.m. So much for forecasts. Environment Canada has updated their forecast for the remainder of the weekend to mostly sunny skies in the Okanagan...

Park it, don't sell it

May 19, 2019 / 5:00 am

The future of a prime piece of property in the BX area is up in the air, but according to one regional district director, the people have spoken loud and clear....