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Vernon News Jan 28 to Feb 3, 2018

Everyone loves a parade

Feb 3, 2018 / 2:04 pm

The 58th annual Vernon Winter Carnival officially got underway Friday, but the big kickoff was today as thousands of people attended the annual parade. The...

China looks at BC slopes

Feb 3, 2018 / 10:04 am

It is safe to say that Apex, Big White and SilverStar ski resorts have attracted a steady flow of Australian tourists over the years. SilverStar even has...

First weekend of Carnival

Feb 3, 2018 / 9:00 am

It's the first weekend of the Vernon Winter Carnival and there are plenty of events for all ages. It's the 58th annual parade in Vernon's downtown...

Bows for Belle

Feb 3, 2018 / 6:00 am

Traci Jeeves is hoping 'Belle Bows' will keep people talking about road safety. The orange, magnetic decals that go on the back of a vehicle are in...

Film and TV booming

Feb 3, 2018 / 5:00 am

British Columbia is the toast of the film and TV world ... at least it is if you go by the numbers. The Canadian Media Producers Association says in the...

Road work explained

Feb 2, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Yellow tape and orange road markers do not exactly provide the most inviting picture for visitors to the downtown core, but the roadwork on 30th Street in...

Communication is key

Feb 2, 2018 / 5:00 pm

Communication is the key to any good relationship and Martiza Reilly is working to keep the bonds between School District 22 and the community as tight as...

Possible wolf sighting

Feb 2, 2018 / 2:58 pm

There are unconfirmed reports a black wolf has been spotted in a residential area near Lumby. Social media is buzzing about the sighting after one woman posted:...

Hwy 97 reopened

Feb 2, 2018 / 2:31 pm

Highway 97 has reopened south of Vernon following an early morning crash. Crews had been working since 9:30 a.m. on clearing a jack-knifed semi-truck off the...

Suspicious car fire

Feb 2, 2018 / 1:58 pm

RCMP are investigating a suspicious early morning car fire. BX/Swan Lake Fire Chief Bill Wacey said crews were called to L and A Road near Cools Pond at 12:44...

Dress for parade weather

Feb 2, 2018 / 1:18 pm

There's a chance those attending the Vernon Winter Carnival parade Saturday may get a little wet, but they will not be too cold. According to Environment...

New queen crowned

Feb 2, 2018 / 9:36 am

Angitha Mriduraj is Queen Silver Star LVIII. Sponsored by Paradigm Naturopathic Medicine, Mriduraj received her crown Thursday night. Mackenzie Kuziw was named...

Those damn ticket bots!

Feb 2, 2018 / 5:00 am

Ashley Pritchard and her long-time partner haven't had a date night in years. The Vernon couple has two kids who take up most of their time and money. Like...

Kickoff to Carnival

Feb 2, 2018 / 5:00 am

It's the first official day of Vernon's Winter Carnival and with the new Queen Silver Star crowned last night, the festivities can officially begin....

Ultra athlete shines

Feb 1, 2018 / 8:00 pm

"All you have is today, what's stopping you?" If you're from Vernon, chances are you know Shanda Hill. She is one gutsy athlete, who is...

Looking for you!

Feb 1, 2018 / 6:02 pm

They are often the volunteers behind the most popular events around town. One the oldest RCMP volunteer programs in the province is looking for recruits. City...

Safety demo at the Star

Feb 1, 2018 / 5:00 pm

SilverStar Mountain Resort will be the safest place in the country when numerous emergency crews set up on the popular ski hill. Nine of the Vernon...

Crash slows traffic

Feb 1, 2018 / 3:21 pm

A two-vehicle accident has slowed traffic at the intersection of 32nd Street and 35 Avenue. The accident happened at approximately 3 p.m. Thursday. A truck and...

Thief steals empty purse

Feb 1, 2018 / 3:12 pm

A local senior had her purse snatched from her hands Wednesday, but fortunately her rent money was in her coat pocket. Vernon RCMP Const. Kelly Brett said on...

Traffic stop nets bad guy

Feb 1, 2018 / 12:04 pm

A routine traffic stop got Vernon RCMP a lot more than they expected. Const. Kelly Brett said on Jan. 31 at approximately 2 a.m., a member of the Vernon...

Thieves score on Vipers

Feb 1, 2018 / 10:51 am

While the Vernon Vipers were on the ice playing the Merritt Centennials, thieves were in their dressing room scoring goods. RCMP say that during the third...

B.C. SPCA applauds ruling

Feb 1, 2018 / 5:00 am

The B.C. SPCA is applauding a decision by a North Okanagan judge to uphold one of the stiffest sentences handed down to a convicted animal abuser. "We are...

Who will be crowned?

Feb 1, 2018 / 5:00 am

It's that time of year again when Vernon crowns its very own queen. Castanet decided to put this year's candidates to a test. The young women were taken...

Dial-a-doper going to jail

Jan 31, 2018 / 7:13 pm

A North Okanagan man arrested in connection with a local dial-a-dope operation will be headed to jail. Dana Kirton, 27 was sentenced to two years in jail for...

Pedophile sentenced

Jan 31, 2018 / 5:00 pm

A man who pleaded guilty to sexually molesting two of his nieces will be spending time in jail. In a Vernon courtroom Wednesday, Justice Richard Hewson...

More Sagmoen charges

Jan 31, 2018 / 4:25 pm

More charges have been filed against Curtis Wayne Sagmoen. Sagmoen is already facing numerous charges in relation to an incident last year where he allegedly...

IH endorses water plan

Jan 31, 2018 / 9:14 am

Interior Health officials have given their blessings to the Regional District of North Okanagan 2017 Master Water Plan. The plan provides a detailed assessment...

Gearing up for Carnival

Jan 31, 2018 / 5:00 am

In just two short days the 58th annual Vernon Winter Carnival will kickoff bringing a whole lot of fun to the community for 10 days. As usual, the 10-day...

'We could be homeless'

Jan 31, 2018 / 5:00 am

It is hard for Alexah Zarr to hold back the tears when she thinks about the future. "It's my home," she says with a cracked voice. "It is...

Morgan OC vice-chair

Jan 30, 2018 / 8:00 pm

Gloria Morgan, former chief of the Splatsin Indian Band and an Enderby resident, will be taking on the role of vice-chairperson of the Okanagan College board of...

House fire on Old Kam Rd.

Jan 30, 2018 / 7:50 pm

The BX/Swan Lake Fire Department were called to a structure fire Tuesday evening. The fire is believed to have been in the garage of a home in the 6200 block of...

Help heal Layla

Jan 30, 2018 / 7:00 pm

With big, light-blue eyes and chubby cheeks, when Layla smiles the world smiles along with her. The 17 month old and her mother will be travelling to BC...

Magic night fights fires

Jan 30, 2018 / 5:27 pm

A magical evening raised some $16,000 for fire prevention equipment at SilverStar Mountain Resort. Silver Star Dreamweavers, a non-profit society formed to...

29th Ave. closed next week

Jan 30, 2018 / 3:15 pm

Drivers might want to choose an alternate route because 29th Avenue, from 30-32nd Street, will be closed to through traffic starting the week of Feb. 5. The...

No charges in fatal crash

Jan 30, 2018 / 2:15 pm

No charges are planned in a tragic accident that claimed the life of a six-year-old boy. Const. Kelly Brett said on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at approximately 11 a.m.,...

RDNO recycling changes

Jan 30, 2018 / 9:38 am

Changes are in the works for what can be recycled at RDNO Recycling Drop Centres. Waste Connections of Canada Inc., the contractor for the RDNO Recycling Drop...

Facility land sale finalized

Jan 30, 2018 / 8:39 am

True Leaf Medicine International Ltd. announced it has finalized its purchase of a 40-acre swath of land in Lumby for a total cost of $3.3 million. The site...

Missing man found

Jan 30, 2018 / 8:14 am

UPDATE 3:03 p.m. The Vernon RCMP have confirmed Robert Kalinouski has been located safe and sound. Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are asking the public to keep an...

Incident linked to shooting

Jan 30, 2018 / 8:01 am

RCMP in the North Okanagan have released a few more details in connection with a January shooting that sent a 49-year-old woman to the hospital with...

Are you sick of the snow?

Jan 29, 2018 / 9:00 pm

It seems Mother Nature hasn't given us a break this winter. "We're totally sick of the snow!" says a group of women, with one adding, "I...

Would-be thief thwarted

Jan 29, 2018 / 3:30 pm

A would-be thief was thwarted by a quick-thinking employee over the weekend in Vernon. A man entered a business in the 3100 block of Coldstream Ave Friday...

VSAR called in for help

Jan 29, 2018 / 1:06 pm

UPDATE: 1:06 p.m. Two snowmobilers are back safe and sound after a joint rescue operation in the Owlhead area near Sicamous. Vernon Search and Rescue helicopter...

False alarm in backcountry

Jan 28, 2018 / 6:04 pm

A distress signal out of the backcountry north of Lumby, B.C. has turned out to be a false alarm. A group of three Vernon snowbikers were riding in the...

Building team wins gold

Jan 28, 2018 / 5:32 pm

Over 600 members from the Okanagan building industry came together to celebrate their successes. The industry's finest gathered for the annual Tommie...

Flipped car on Silver Star Rd

Jan 28, 2018 / 2:13 pm

A vehicle flipped on Silver Star Road in Vernon Sunday morning. The people inside the vehicle managed to free themselves and appeared to have no serious...

Miracle teen back home

Jan 28, 2018 / 10:25 am

Emily Loewen is finally home after battling a severe case of bacterial meningitis since early December 2017. "So as some already know Em and I got home...

Fresh powder at ski resorts

Jan 28, 2018 / 8:19 am

If you're hoping for fresh powder, then today is the day to hit the slopes. Ski hills across the Okanagan had big dumps of snow overnight on Saturday while...

Heavy snow forecast

Jan 28, 2018 / 6:20 am

Environment Canada has issued a heavy snowfall warning for the North Okanagan, Shuswap, Columbia's and North Thompson for today. The bulletin issued early...

Strong year for foundation

Jan 28, 2018 / 5:00 am

The goal of the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation is to help the hospital better serve the community. But to do that, they need community support, something...

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