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Latest Articles from Kate Bouey

More teachers next year

Jun 23, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Getty Images More teachers are needed to start the school year in the Vernon district. Another increase in full-time teachers for the Vernon School District is necessary to deal with increased enrolment and smaller class

Access to Beachcomber Bay

Jun 22, 2017 / 7:30 pm

Photo: City of Vernon A public info session will be held on proposed improvements to Beachcomber Bay lake access. Work on public acess sites along Okanagan Lake continues. The City of Vernon has invited the public to an information

Ca-punc it!

Jun 22, 2017 / 12:41 pm

A Vernon teacher has made it fun to learn about capitalization and punctuation. With help from Ellison Elementary School students, teacher Kevin Bader produced a video with a reggae tune – showing and singing about the importance of

Movie 'Triumph'

Jun 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Kate Bouey Triumph Coffee in Vernon was used as a movie location Wednesday. “Rolling!” shouted the director as a movie scene was shot at a Vernon coffee house, Wednesday. Extras and film hands were seen inside Triumph

New chief at fire hall

Jun 20, 2017 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Enderby Fire Department A new chief and deputy chief have been appointed at the Enderby Fire Department. A veteran firefighter has been named Enderby's new fire chief. Clifford Vetter, who has been acting as chief since the

No contact with ex coach

Jun 20, 2017 / 9:26 am

Photo: Contributed North Valley Gymnastics reacts to charges against former coach. A man facing child pornography charges in Vernon worked for a short time only with North Valley Gymnastics in Vernon, five years ago, according to a spokesperson

Fireworks trump flooding

Jun 20, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Jon Manchester Flooding and barriers won't stop Canada Day fireworks at Kin Beach. Flooding that has swallowed most of Kin Beach won't stop a mega Canada Day fireworks display from taking place nearby on Okanagan Lake. “It

Newcomer scam fails

Jun 19, 2017 / 8:15 pm

Photo: CTV Woman in Kamloops threatened in scam aimed at immigrants. A scam aimed at wringing money out of new immigrants through threats failed when a woman was targeted in Kamloops recently. Kamloops RCMP report that a newcomer

Gym coach porn charges

Jun 19, 2017 / 6:30 pm

Photo: Contributed Social media is abuzz with news that a former Vernon area gymnastics coach has been charged with three counts of child pornography. Chad Andrew McDowell, born in 1975, is listed on court records as making a June 17 appearance

Prelim in arson case

Jun 19, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Paul Cousins This file photo shows the Kin Race Track grandstand burning. UPDATE: 11:35 a.m. As expected, a publication ban and an order excluding possible witnesses from the courtroom have been placed on proceedings. ORIGINAL