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Latest Articles from Josh Winquist

New dates set for Sagmoen

Jan 7, 2019 / 11:58 am

Photo: Contributed The North Okanagan man accused of violent crimes against women has had dates set for two pretrial conferences and one trial.  A pretrial conference for Curtis Wayne Sagmoen will be heard on Jan. 24 on charges assault

Flurries expected all week

Jan 7, 2019 / 11:15 am

Photo: Josh Winquist Grab your shovels and salt, snow is falling and sticking in the North Okanagan.  According to Environment Canada, temperatures will drop this week and snow will continue to fall. Environment Canada is calling

Carnival staying home?

Jan 7, 2019 / 9:27 am

Photo: Contributed It appears the City of Vernon is willing to let the Winter Carnival Society stay in its home on 35 Avenue for a little longer. The City had issued the non-profit organization an eviction notice from the city-owned property

1 dead in Hwy 97 accident

Jan 7, 2019 / 9:03 am

WARNING: Video contains footage some may find disturbing.  RCMP have confirmed that a vehicle incident that caused the closure of Highway 97 Sunday afternoon was fatal.  In a release to media, Const. Kelly Brett stated that the collision

Vipers drop heartbreaker

Jan 7, 2019 / 8:41 am

Photo: Vernon Vipers It was a gutsy effort but in the end the Vipers failed to cash in two points.  After starting the weekend with a Friday night win over the West Kelowna Warriors, the Vipers welcomed Merritt to town Saturday. Merritt

Almost mid flu season

Jan 5, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: CTV Vancouver We are a little less than halfway through the winter flu season, which typically runs from October to May. The season occurs during the cold half of the year in each hemisphere. This year's flu strain is H1N1,

Yes, there are more owls

Jan 5, 2019 / 5:00 am

Photo: Flickr The mild start to winter in the Okanagan has been welcome news to many, including ornithologists.  The numbers of species like American robins and dark-eyed juncos are in the hundreds, according to the North Okanagan

Water supply all clear

Jan 4, 2019 / 2:52 pm

Photo: Contributed UPDATED: 2:52 p.m. Following the semi-truck accident in the North Thompson River that lead to a diesel fuel leak north of the water system intake, Interior Health has confirmed that the Do Not Use Notice on the Vavenby

Vipers back on the ice

Jan 4, 2019 / 9:28 am

Photo: Vernon Vipers Bradley Cooper sits near the top of the league with a 2.22 GAA and a .915 SA%, albeit, through 15 games played. The Vernon Vipers are back in action tonight following a break in BCHL action for the holidays.  Vernon

JC Bradley diamond prize

Jan 3, 2019 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Contributed (L) Todd Hiebert (R) Richard Pierson For one Vernon man, it might just be the best secret Santa gift ever.  Todd Hiebert is the happy winner of the JC Bradley/Castanet Secret Santa Sweepstakes prize. The


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