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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...

Record year for Sally Ann

Jan 14, 2021 / 6:00 pm

It was a record-breaking Christmas for the Vernon Salvation Army. The annual Yuletide fundraiser brought in $640,000, well above the $500,000 goal they had set....

Shack author in Vernon

Jan 14, 2021 / 5:00 pm

The author of the best-selling book The Shack is coming to Vernon. Sherman Dahl, with The Emily Dahl Foundation, is bringing Paul Young to the Powerhouse...

Carnival offers bursaries

Jan 14, 2021 / 3:15 pm

Vernon Winter Carnival is breaking new ground by offering Grade 12 bursaries this year. Carnival is offering two $500 awards in partnership with The Stor-it...

An early morning scare

Jan 14, 2021 / 1:34 pm

A Vernon family had shock early Wednesday when a huge fir tree came crashing down during the windstorm that swept the region, leaving thousands without power....

Local sports leader passes

Jan 14, 2021 / 12:29 pm

A key mentor in Vernon's sports world has died. Keith Brewis passed away Jan. 4 at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. He was 88. Brewis was the founder of the Vernon...

Two sought by RCMP

Jan 14, 2021 / 10:55 am

RCMP are seeking the public’s help in locating two individuals with arrest warrants believed to be in the Vernon area. Kylie Anne Ritchie, 26, is wanted...

Storm knocks out VJH heart

Jan 14, 2021 / 10:45 am

Vernon's night skyline looked a little different last night. Wednesday morning's wind storm dealt a blow to the VJH Foundation's glowing heart atop...

Still pockets without power

Jan 14, 2021 / 9:34 am

Several pockets remain without power in the North Okanagan this morning. BC Hydro reported as of 6:30 a.m. it had restored power to 220,000 customers across...

COVID death at Creekside

Jan 14, 2021 / 9:10 am

A COVID-19 death has been reported at Vernon's Creekside Landing long-term care home. Interior Health reports 16 cases at the facility as of Wednesday...

Revving up good vibes

Jan 14, 2021 / 4:00 am

Since the mid-1970s, NOYFSS has helped countless thousands of families in the region. And thanks to a local car dealership, the North Okanagan Youth and Family...

Waay back, at the ranch

Jan 14, 2021 / 4:00 am

The Greater Vernon Museum and Archives delves back in time for the upcoming Vernon Winter Carnival. The theme of this year's carnival is Wild West, one...

Spa helps mother and child

Jan 14, 2021 / 4:00 am

A local business has stepped up to help a woman replace a stroller for her special needs daughter. EverRae Mobile Spa is donating 15 per cent of all services...

Our Town goes virtual

Jan 13, 2021 / 7:00 pm

With the ongoing COVID crisis this year's Vernon Winter Carnival is going to look a lot different than previous years. Carnival events are going virtual...

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