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Latest Articles from Chantelle Deacon

10. Make Canada great

Dec 22, 2018 / 5:00 am

Chantelle Deacon The number 10 story on Castanet Vernon's 2018 top 10 list was a hilarious YouTube video filmed at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital that went viral and even managed to gain attention from the Ellen DeGeneres Show. Cassandra Vance

6K for Starfish Packs

Dec 18, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: School District 22 Great West Equipment has raised almost $6,000 for Vernon's Starfish Packs program. The Great West Equipment Christmas Silent Auction raised $5,775 for the program that will support 11 student backpacks this

Russia practising at Kal Tire

Dec 17, 2018 / 11:31 am

Photo: Wes Peters, Facebook Catch a glimpse of the Russian World Junior Hockey Team training at Vernon's Kal Tire Place. The team will be on the ice tonight from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m., practising for the upcoming 2019 World Junior Hockey

Market, festival a hit

Dec 17, 2018 / 5:00 am

Chantelle Deacon Kelowna hosted its first European-inspired Christmas market Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Okanagan ChristmasFest proved to be a popular event for hundreds of Kelowna residents who enjoyed it over the weekend. "Over the

Naloxone is saving lives

Dec 13, 2018 / 5:00 am

Chantelle Deacon Every day, people are dying from illicit drug overdoses in B.C. All walks of life continue to be hugely impacted by the overdose epidemic. That's why family, friends and even coworkers are learning how to use a naloxone

Reduce your natural gas use

Dec 12, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Contributed Everyone in the Vernon area, including local businesses are asked to reduce natural gas consumption to help alleviate the current shortfall caused by the Enbridge pipeline rupture outside Prince George in October. After

Backside opens at the Star

Dec 12, 2018 / 4:22 pm

Photo: SilverStar Mountain Resort With more than 12 centimetres of snow in the past 24 hours, SilverStar Mountain Resort is able to open Putnum Creek this Saturday. The ‘backside’ of the mountain is filled with fresh powder,

Give the gift of warmth

Dec 11, 2018 / 5:00 am

Chantelle Deacon A North Okanagan Outreach Program is in need of donations, especially during the holiday season. The Cammy LaFleur Street Outreach Program in Vernon aims at providing help to those who are homeless, drug addicted and/or suffering

'Cream of the crop' up top

Dec 7, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Haywood NorAm & Sprints/USSA SuperTour races were held in Vernon on the weekend. Vernon's very own Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre will host the 2018 Haywood NorAm/US Super Tour this coming Saturday and Sunday. The club is very

A magical winter ride

Dec 6, 2018 / 5:00 am

Chantelle Deacon It's a magical ride for the whole family at Silver Sage Stables in Coldstream. The sleigh rides feature horses, hot cocoa, cookies, and carolling around the fire. “We want to make the most of it while friends and


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