Latest Articles from Kate Bouey

Saving the Civic

Apr 26, 2017 / 1:24 pm

Photo: Kate Bouey She's an old lady at 81, but City of Vernon staff are looking into ways to save the Civic Arena. The ice sheet will be decommissioned once the new multiplex building is operational in September 2018. “Administration

Chinese memorial hits block

Apr 26, 2017 / 8:30 am

Photo: Contributed Plans for a memorial to the City of Armstrong's Chinese heritage have been dealt a blow. The BC Museums Association has rejected a request for an $80,000 grant to help pay for the project slated for Hucaluk

$1M for infrastructure

Apr 25, 2017 / 8:00 pm

Photo: Google Maps The City of Armstrong plans to spend over $1 million on two major infrastructure projects this budget year. The projects include upgrades to Willowdale Drive at a cost of $268,000 and to Patterson Avenue which is priced

Get on the bus heroes

Apr 25, 2017 / 7:30 pm

Photo: Contributed Heroes ride for free. The City of Vernon is expected to supply free transit passes for those involved in the May 6th 'Heroes Amazing Race' fundraiser for brain cancer research. “My family has been touched

Volunteers worth counting

Apr 25, 2017 / 1:21 pm

Volunteers are worth their weight in gold at the Community Policing Office. In fact, the City of Vernon can accurately count how much their time is worth in terms of dollars. “Volunteer Canada states that a volunteers hour is worth $17

Tolko mum on tariffs

Apr 25, 2017 / 10:25 am

Photo: Contributed A Tolko Industries spokesperson has refused to comment on a tariff slapped on Canadian softwood lumber exports to the U.S. Tolko has about 2,800 employees, with 2,100 working in B.C., and is

Hesperia land to be sold

Apr 25, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Google Maps At one time, the City of Vernon had a vision for attainable housing on 69 acres of city-owned land in Okanagan Landing. But 19 acres from the Hesperia lands off Okanagan Avenue are about to be subdivided

Pickleball just too noisy

Apr 24, 2017 / 6:20 pm

Photo: Vernon Pickleball Assoc. UPDATE: 6:20 p.m. There may be a need to return to an earlier plan to build a covered pickleball facility at Marshall Field in Vernon. Noise concerns continue to be a factor. "I think we have to

Painting the lines

Apr 24, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Kate Bouey Spring sweeping in the City of Vernon is well under way and expected to wrap up at the end of the month, according to city staff. Next month it will be time to paint those faded road lines. The line and symbol painting

Welcome all to firehall

Apr 22, 2017 / 7:30 pm

Photo: Wayne Emde. UPDATE: 7:30 p.m. The mayors of Armstrong and Spallumcheen had some help Saturday as they took part in a grand opening at the communities' joint firehall. Three-year old Morrison Nystrom, the grandson of ex-deputy