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This is personal for Volpatti

May 28, 2023 / 4:00 am

Photo: SOMA public relations For many locals, the name Aaron Volpatti is synonymous with survivor or fighter. Those who know the man and his strength likely won’t be surprised he’s lending his name and his story to the Hometown

First crack at catwalk

May 26, 2023 / 4:00 am

Tracey Prediger After the 16-year marriage to her business partner fell apart, Melissa Schmidt got out of the hair salon business and moved back home to Vernon. That’s when her mother and grandmother gave her a sewing machine. “I

Four-legged fundraiser

May 25, 2023 / 6:00 pm

Photo: Paddlewheel Park The first ever Paddlewheel Pooch Parade happens this Sunday in Vernon. It’s all part of the Okanagan Landing and District Community Association’s efforts to raise money to operate and maintain Paddlewheel

Fighter jet was training

May 24, 2023 / 6:00 pm

Contributed A military CT-155 Hawk that made several fly-bys Friday afternoon in Vernon airspace was doing “flight proficiency training,” according to the Canadian Armed Forces. Public affairs officer Maxime Cliche with the Canadian

Rolls up rim to new car

May 24, 2023 / 2:51 pm

Photo: Google Maps Armstrong Tim Hortons. Marty Eckert was just sitting at home on his couch on a Thursday night in March, when he realized he had 16 “rolls” on his Tim Hortons app. “I won a few free coffees, and then

Abandoned fire doused

May 24, 2023 / 10:37 am

Tracey Prediger Al Anderson As an avid fisherman, Al Anderson spends a lot of time near Damer Lake, northeast of Oyama on the Aberdeen Lake Plateau. But, Tuesday’s visit to the area left him fuming. This was not the first time Anderson

Golden crash claimed life

May 24, 2023 / 9:30 am

Photo: Harding family A 44-year-old Golden resident is dead after the Jeep they were driving crossed the centre line of Highway 1 and hit an oncoming pickup Tuesday afternoon. The two-vehicle crash happened just after noon, 20 kilometres

Fun night for teens

May 23, 2023 / 6:00 pm

Photo: Vernon Winter Carnival Society Teens looking for something to do are being invited to show up at the Vernon Rec Centre this Friday. The Vernon Winter Carnival Society is hosting a fun night filled with activities, music and snacks

Land sale to pay off debt

May 23, 2023 / 3:09 pm

Photo: Darren Handschuh A Vernon area lawyer who owes years of back taxes to the federal government and is being investigated by the Law Society of British Columbia is seeking to sell his Enderby property to pay his debts. Leonard Marriott

Monument lead chosen

May 19, 2023 / 8:00 am

Photo: Splatsin Teaching Centre Society Residential school survivors of the Splatsin First Nation have chosen an artistic leader for their monument project. After a Canada-wide call for artists last fall, the group has chosen Tania Willard



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