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No rabbits at IPE this year

Aug 16, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed There will be a notable absence at this year's Interior Provincial Exhibition Association, the IPE  won’t be having the rabbit exhibit. The IPE posted the regrettable news on its website. "This decision

City backs RCMP Day

Aug 16, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed The City of Vernon has agreed to stand in support of an initiative to bring a national day of appreciation for RCMP to *Canada.  Martin von Holst chairs the RCMP Day committee and presented his pitch to the council

Told to shut down Airbnb

Aug 15, 2018 / 12:44 pm

Photo: Contributed UPDATED: 12:42 p.m. The City of Vernon has provided clarification as to why a Vernon woman and her neighbour were told to shut their Airbnbs down despite hundreds being operated throughout the city.   While

'The joke is on America'

Aug 15, 2018 / 5:00 am

Vernon Jubilee Hospital is receiving some worldwide attention after a recent video was posted to YouTube.    In the three-minute video, a woman, who is lying in a hospital bed, hilariously praises the work her doctor did on her injured

A small victory for Pride

Aug 14, 2018 / 10:23 am

Photo: Contributed One of the oldest Pride groups in the province celebrated a small victory last night.  The rainbow coloured Pride flag had only ever been flown at Nelson City Hall in the wake of the Orlando massacre at Pulse

Mabel Creek fire growing

Aug 11, 2018 / 11:57 am

Photo: BCWS File photo from BCWS The BC Wildfire Service is keeping a close eye on the skies as severe weather is in the forecast for the Okanagan. "There is a thunderstorm warning for mid-day with expectant high winds, heavy rain,

Camera captures crook

Aug 10, 2018 / 12:52 pm

Crime is trending down in the North Okanagan, but theft is still the most commonly reported crime. North Okanagan RCMP recently advised the public of a spike in auto-related thefts. "In a recent two-week period, we saw a 51 per cent increase

Big stage for local band

Aug 9, 2018 / 5:00 am

With an infectious, upbeat style and youthful energy, Vernon band "Daysormay" is quickly building a reputation as a band to watch out for.  The alternative five-piece band has been playing their way into the hearts of music lovers

Smoky skies all week

Aug 8, 2018 / 12:15 pm

UPDATE: 12:15 p.m. The smoke across much of the province's Interior is expected to stick around until at least Friday, as a ridge of high pressure is trapping the smoke.  "That ridge of high pressure acts as a lid, trapping

Robbery at local corn stand

Aug 8, 2018 / 8:23 am

Photo: RCMP Police have released a photo of a truck used to flee the scene of an alleged armed robbery at a local corn stand. Vernon North Okanagan RCMP say popular Sparkes corn stand on Kalamalka Road, near 11th Ave, in Vernon was robbed



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