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Latest Articles from John Lawless

Win a tractor, help ranch

Oct 22, 2020 / 4:00 am

Photo: Timberstar Tractor One local business is stepping up to help Historic O'Keefe Ranch. Timberstar Tractor will be facilitating the auction of four authentic vintage tractors that will be open to the public. One hundred per cent

Museum takes big step

Oct 22, 2020 / 4:00 am

The Greater Vernon Museum and Archives will be getting restructured into a more inclusive and proportional representation of history in the region. Starting with their Cultural Safety Program, the museum will be working with Sylix Elders to create

Charity turns the tables

Oct 21, 2020 / 6:00 pm

Photo: Horse Ladies Okanagan Even though COVID-19 restrictions have cancelled their annual fundraiser banquet, the Horsey Ladies Fundraiser will go on. The organizing committee considered a smaller dinner social rather than their usual banquet

Destroyed mill asks for help

Oct 21, 2020 / 5:00 pm

Photo: Willems Family After losing their sawmill to a fire last week, a member of the Willems family has started a GoFundMe campaign to help them rebuild. Leslie Robinson, the girlfriend of the mill owner's son, started the initiative

Cops search for wanted man

Oct 21, 2020 / 3:22 pm

Photo: Vernon RCMP The Vernon RCMP are seeking the public's help in finding a wanted man in the North Okanagan. Roy Albert Andrew, 27, was scheduled to be in Vernon court on Oct. 15, but failed to make an appearance. He is wanted for

RCMP issue Sagmoen alert

Oct 21, 2020 / 3:05 pm

Photo: Vernon RCMP Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are issuing a public warning to workers involved in the sex trade in relation to serial offender Curtis Sagmoen. Police are warning any person who works in the sex trade to not respond to any

See smoke? Worry not

Oct 21, 2020 / 10:23 am

Photo: Contributed If you see a large amount of smoke in the hills above Coldstream, there's no need to worry. Controlled slash burns are happening on the King Edward ridge, causing significant amounts of smoke. Residents in the area

Wildfire mitigation work

Oct 20, 2020 / 6:00 pm

Photo: File photo/Martin Weilmeier Vernon Fire Rescue Services will continue to carry out wildfire mitigation in the wildland urban interface (WUI). Over the course of the next month, fuel management work will be happening in the Eastside

Small mill burns to ground

Oct 20, 2020 / 1:52 pm

Photo: Google Maps UPDATE: 1:52 p.m. The Lumby Fire Department says the fire occurred at about 3:40 a.m. Friday morning, and when they arrived on the scene the building was fully engulfed in flames. "The roof was already down when

Fire in hills a slash burn

Oct 20, 2020 / 11:27 am

Photo: Gerald Henton Flames spotted in the hills above Enderby over past 24 hours caused some buzz on social media from people wondering what is going on. According to BC Wildfire Service, there is nothing to be alarmed about. "That
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