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Neighbours oppose project

Jan 18, 2021 / 4:00 am

A proposed affordable housing project in Armstrong has been met with considerable opposition. The agenda package for Monday evening's public hearing on the...

Virus case at Heron Grove

Jan 17, 2021 / 4:21 pm

The Good Samaritan Heron Grove retirement facility in Vernon has had one resident test positive for COVID-19. While Interior Health has not declared an outbreak...

Have tools, will help

Jan 17, 2021 / 1:00 pm

When the Food Action Society in wanted some raised garden beds, the Men's Shed Vernon came running - tools in hand. The Food Action Society is a non-profit...

Family gets UTV stuck

Jan 17, 2021 / 11:45 am

A family made it out of the Vernon backcountry safely Saturday afternoon after they had gotten their side-by-side UTV stuck in the snow. The group of two adults...

Egg-stremely dangerous item

Jan 17, 2021 / 4:00 am

A local farmer has run afoul of Facebook. His crime? Trying to sell farm-fresh eggs on Marketplace. Simon Snobelen said he has received notifications from the...

Hotel was mild and wild

Jan 17, 2021 / 4:00 am

The Vernon Winter Carnival is beginning in just over two-and-a-half weeks, and for those of us who have been starved for a change to our repetitive lockdown...

List for ribbons of white

Jan 16, 2021 / 4:00 pm

The Ribbons of Green Society is going white. The group of outdoor enthusiasts have compiled a list of snowshoe trails in the North Okanagan so hikers can get...

Being more inclusive

Jan 16, 2021 / 1:27 pm

A local organization wants to help businesses improve workplace diversity and inclusion Free online webinars and a workshop are being offered to employers by...

Take a winter wine tour

Jan 16, 2021 / 12:00 pm

Peter Kaz and David Scarlatescu are back with the latest episode of Hello Okanagan. This week, they take a winter wine tour with Cheers Okanagan Tours. Each...

Small sinkhole slows traffic

Jan 16, 2021 / 9:51 am

Motorists traveling along Lakeshore Road may experience delays after a small sink hole was found near the Vernon Creek bridge One-way, alternating traffic is in...

'Trying times' in outbreak

Jan 16, 2021 / 6:45 am

The manager of Vernon's Heritage Square seniors home – where a COVID-19 outbreak has claimed seven lives – says staff are "doing an amazing...

Lots of construction ahead

Jan 16, 2021 / 4:00 am

There was a lot more going on in 2020 than a pandemic. While COVID may have dominated the news, construction dominated the landscape with numerous projects from...

Mystery Lions in the Valley

Jan 16, 2021 / 4:00 am

Another mystery video has surfaced, and this one has what appears to be Lions. Vernon-based historian and videographer Francois Arseneault has unearthed...

Two more COVID deaths

Jan 15, 2021 / 4:15 pm

Two more residents of Vernon's Heritage Square long-term care home have died from COVID-19, bringing the total deaths there to seven. Over the past two...

Carnival parade cancelled

Jan 15, 2021 / 12:40 pm

For the first time since the Vernon Winter Carnival began, there will be no parade. The 61st annual carnival takes place in early February, but COVID concerns...

Top honours for White

Jan 15, 2021 / 12:29 pm

A Vernon mortgage broker has received a mitt-full of honours for her work. Deb White of Dominion Lending Centres' White House Mortgages founder Deb White...

At odds over OD crisis

Jan 15, 2021 / 12:00 pm

The province and the head of a Vernon charitable organization don't see eye to eye over B.C.'s overdose crisis. Sherman Dahl, who founded the Emily Dahl...

Lavington rink put on ice

Jan 15, 2021 / 11:33 am

Outdoor skating at Lavington's newly covered community rink has been put on ice this winter. The Lavington Community Association announced Friday that after...

Goose cull proposed

Jan 15, 2021 / 4:00 am

They are big, loud, messy and there are a lot of them. They have even been known to charge people on occasion and a Vernon councillor thinks the city needs to...

Hidden gem discovered

Jan 15, 2021 / 4:00 am

It was the North Okanagan's best kept secret – until COVID hit. The Coldstream Ranchlands park overlooks the valley and has been owned by the Regional...