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Fire damage tops $500,000

Oct 2, 2019 / 5:00 am

John K. White The cause of the fire that gutted a home across from Silver Star Elementary is still under investigation, but an estimate of the damages was released. "A rough estimate of damages including the house and contents is approximately

Metalfest tickets released

Oct 1, 2019 / 1:54 pm

Contributed The early bird gets the rock. Armstrong Metalfest launched their early bird ticket offering today for the 12th Annual event scheduled for July 17 and 18 at the Hassen Arena. As of today, tickets are $109. The regular ticket

Get ready to swap those skis

Oct 1, 2019 / 1:43 pm

Darren Handschuh While SilverStar only got a hint of snow over the weekend, the downhill and cross country ski season is rapidly approaching.  A sure sign of the times is the annual Vernon ski swap announcement. “The Vernon Ski

Charity drive-thru Thursday

Oct 1, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed It's the most rewarding time you'll spend idling in a drive-thru line. The 18th Annual North Okanagan Drive-Thru Breakfast runs Thursday from 6 to 9 a.m. at the main entrance of the Prestige Vernon Lodge

Kamloops climate debate set

Sep 30, 2019 / 2:10 pm

Photo: File All seven candidates in the Kamloops Thompson Cariboo riding are planning to participate in the Oct. 3 debate on the environment. Transition Kamloops and the Kamloops Chapter of the BC Sustainable Energy Association invite

Just a skiff at SilverStar

Sep 30, 2019 / 1:48 pm

Photo: SilverStar You can unload those skis and snowboards from the roof rack. Despite a blizzard of excitement over heavy early season snowfalls at ski resorts across southern B.C. and Alberta over the weekend, only a skiff clung to the

Hope on Orange Shirt Day

Sep 30, 2019 / 1:33 pm

John K. White The North Okanagan Friendship Centre Society in Vernon hosted a BBQ to commemorate Orange Shirt Day Monday as a way to make a positive connection with the community at large over a painful history. "Orange Shirt

Plane crash remains ID'd

Sep 30, 2019 / 9:34 am

Photo: RCMP The mystery of a plane crash from 30 years ago has been solved thanks to DNA. Human remains discovered in September 2018 at the site of a historical aircraft crash have been identified by the RCMP with the assistance of the BC

Anytime Fitness set for 30th

Sep 30, 2019 / 5:00 am

John K. White Two more tenants have been confirmed for the infill commercial strip mall on 30th Avenue in Vernon. An Anytime Fitness outlet will be setting up in the western end of the former Bargain Shop building at 3301 30th Avenue, realtor

SUV plows through spa

Sep 29, 2019 / 1:51 pm

Photo: CTV News A spa owner says she'll have to rebuild her business from scratch after a driver crashed into the building. "It went right from the very front to the very end of the entire business," said Sandra Jimenez,


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