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Latest Articles from Chantelle Deacon

Local athletes shine

May 23, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Contributed Brianna Li in action at provincials. Vernon Taekwon-do athletes brought home 26 medals from B.C. provincial championships. Seventeen local athletes competed at the 2018 International Taekwon-do Federation B.C. Provincial

A brighter start to summer

May 22, 2018 / 5:00 pm

Photo: Tolko Many Vernon children are jumping for joy after receiving playhouses for their families' backyard just in time for summer.   Tolko’s senior leaders built playhouses for multiple local families which was part

'Braced for anything'

May 17, 2018 / 7:00 am

Photo: Darren Handschuh "We have braced ourselves for pretty much anything at this point," said a hopeful Lumby Mayor Kevin Acton. With large floods occurring in the South Okanagan and many more in the Central Okanagan, the North

Controlled burning

May 17, 2018 / 5:00 am

Chantelle Deacon If you happened to notice smoke billowing over Vernon briefly on Wednesday there was no need to panic. Vernon Fire Rescue was on scene just above the Vernon Recreation Centre at Becker Park doing a prescribed burn in preparation

Lumby arsonist sentenced

May 15, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed A Lumby man will spend time in jail after unintentionally setting his parents' mobile home on fire on Sept. 1, 2017. Trevor Luszcz, 33, sat in the courtroom on Monday with tears in his eyes while he recalled the incident. The

What's the buzz about?

May 15, 2018 / 5:00 am

Chantelle Deacon A Vernon woman was greeted by a swarm of honeybees when she walked out the front door of her home on Saturday. "I walked outside and I just heard this really loud buzzing noise and I'm like 'what is that?"'

Racial slurs ruin mural

May 10, 2018 / 4:49 pm

Chantelle Deacon "I'm not sure what would motivate somebody to do this," says Wendy Mohr, advocate for missing and murdered Indigenous women. "It's actually a very upsetting act." A beautiful mural painted just last

Top honours for students

May 10, 2018 / 7:00 am

Photo: Contributed Grade 6 students Rowan Broadhead and Ava Lee-Gock from Vernon have proven their French Immersion skills at the provincial level. Both were awarded top honours at the recent Concours d’art oratorie, a provincial French

BX Creek floods home

May 9, 2018 / 5:34 pm

Chantelle Deacon UPDATED: 5:34 p.m. Multiple homes along the creek, from Silver Star Road to 20th Street are faced with rising waters, again. A Vernon man is fighting against BX Creek as the water spills over its banks and into his home. Ted

Market supports good cause

May 6, 2018 / 12:00 pm

Photo: Contributed A local event is supporting two non-profits at their annual Mother's Day Market. The fifth annual Mother's Day Gift Parade Vendors Market takes place May 12 at the Schubert Centre in Vernon. "This time
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