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Call for better water system

Jan 24, 2020 / 5:00 am

Photo: File photo A local environmental group is feeling frustrated after the decision from the City of Vernon to release reclaimed water into Okanagan Lake. The Sustainable Environment Network Society is asking the City to find a different

Let there be light

Jan 23, 2020 / 5:00 pm

Photo: Contributed Thanks to a generous donation from the Kalamalka Rotary Club, the Vernon Jubilee Hospital had the funds to install a state-of-the-art surgical lighting system. The lighting was put into the fifth operating room in the

It wasn't in the cards

Jan 23, 2020 / 2:42 pm

Photo: The Canadian Press Residents of the Okanagan, and North America, have one less shop to find holiday and greeting cards. Carlton Cards and Papyrus will be closing all 254 of their stores, including one in Vernon. Their products are also

Beware of hacking scam

Jan 23, 2020 / 2:08 pm

Photo: Contributed The telemarketing scams seem to be stepping their game up. Kamloops RCMP have recently received a report of a telemarketing scam where the caller claimed that the victim's computer had a virus. The scammer said they

Major museum makeover

Jan 23, 2020 / 1:40 pm

After closing for a week for some much-needed upgrades, the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives is now open to the public. The museum has quite a different look to it, with some special new features added. "We made a community hall here to

No more recycling pileup?

Jan 23, 2020 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed The paper and plastic has been piling up on the streets and in the homes of many Vernon residents, and now for most, it is finally being taken away. It has been over a month since the last collection of recycling for many

What the slush?

Jan 22, 2020 / 6:00 pm

Photo: Contributed The cold stretch and substantial snowfall that have hit Vernon over the past couple of weeks seem to be over. Now it is time to deal with the aftermath. City crews are preparing to carry out their next steps to clear the

Is the water safe?

Jan 22, 2020 / 1:56 pm

After the City of Vernon announced on Monday that reclaimed water will be released into Okanagan Lake, there have been concerns from citizens if that water is safe. The reclaimed water is the end product of water that has been used by the public,

Eat well, eat responsibly

Jan 22, 2020 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed If you're looking to be more responsible when it comes to shopping and eating, then you might want to make your way to the Schubert Centre this week. The Sustainable Environment Network Society is hosting a workshop on

Local film is a wrap

Jan 21, 2020 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Contributed A local film featuring actors from the Vernon area has been completed and released. The film was shot in and around Vernon, and the entire cast are all from the local entertainment scene. The short film is called 'Thirteen',


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