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3. Water everywhere

Dec 29, 2017 / 5:00 am

Chantelle Deacon At times this past spring, storms on Okanagan Lake wreaked havoc, with waves bashing into property and sweeping docks away. But the worst damage was caused as Okanagan and Kalamalka lakes slowly and inexorably rose beyond

4. Summer of fire

Dec 28, 2017 / 5:00 am

Chantelle Deacon The worst of B.C.'s 2017 wildfires were hundreds of miles away from Vernon but choking smoke from the Cariboo drifted down from the north reducing air quality to 'high risk' some days. While the smoke kept

'Dead zone' on BX trail

Dec 15, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed One of many large cedars that has fallen into BX Creek. A Vernon area resident is wondering if, and when, the North Okanagan Regional District is going to deal with dangerous trees along the BX Creek trail. The woman,

Mete(r)ing out kindness

Dec 13, 2017 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Kate Bouey Kindness meters are paying their way in Vernon. A local agency that helps the poor is to benefit from people's kindness, and their use of kindness meters in the downtown. Vernon's mayor is to hand over a cheque

We like BC wine!

Dec 13, 2017 / 10:10 am

Photo: Contributed Castanet file photo. Would you like a glass of red or white? British Columbians enthusiasm for B.C. wine is growing, according to an online survey conducted by Insights West in partnership with Will Creative. Half

People to blame, not bears

Dec 12, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: flickr creative commons File photo. Residents in the Vernon area are to blame for conflicts with bears and not the other way around, city council was informed Monday. “Incidences of bear conflicts related to residential

Sharing the 'pot'

Dec 12, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Google Coun. Bob Spiers expects the city to get a share of the tax from legalized marijuana sales. News that the federal government would be sharing the cash pot from cannabis sales, once the drug is legalized, made for a little joy

Election sign 'free for all'

Dec 11, 2017 / 6:30 pm

Photo: Paul Cousins File photo of past Vernon election signs. There should be plenty of election signs up during Vernon's municipal election next year. In a 4-2 decision Monday, city council approved a motion put forward by Coun.

Crash case resumes in 2018

Dec 8, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: gofundme.com Kiel Stewart was seriously injured in a crash last year and is due back in court next year. The court case against a Lumby man, charged in a double-fatal vehicle crash in Saskatchewan last year, won't resume until

Pickleball asks for cash

Dec 8, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Vernon Pickleball Association Volunteers from the VPA are seen hard at work at Marshall Field. The Vernon Pickleball Association has been hard at work on its $1.4 million, 12-court facility at Marshall Field which, it's hoped,



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