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30th Ave closure planned

Apr 20, 2021 / 7:30 pm

Photo: Contributed Vernon city council voted Tuesday to close two blocks of 30th Avenue downtown to vehicle traffic to allow for more restaurant patio space. Coun. Dalvir Nahal made the motion during a special meeting of council to have

City dumps sani-station

Apr 20, 2021 / 6:36 pm

Photo: Jon Manchester Site of proposed sani-station on Okanagan Landing Road. Vernon city council voted Tuesday to temporarily close the city-owned sani-station instead of temporarily relocating it to Okanagan Landing Road or, alternatively,

$10K for Vernon Gallery

Apr 20, 2021 / 3:05 pm

Photo: VPAG The Community Foundation of the North Okanagan has granted the Vernon Public Art Gallery with $10,000. In making the contribution, the CFNO said it recognizes the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on arts and culture. “When

Armstrong makes the cut

Apr 20, 2021 / 4:00 am

Photo: msn.com If you’re looking for an affordable place to live, Armstrong could be the place to go. Armstrong has been listed as one of the most affordable cities in Canada, with high-paying jobs. A list generated by msn.com with

Late night bear visitor

Apr 20, 2021 / 4:00 am

A bear has been spotted again in Armstrong's Highland Park neighbourhood. The bear was caught on security camera late Saturday night, going for a stroll around the residential area. Antonio Cangiano posted the video in the Armstrong and

Vehicle goes over cliff

Apr 19, 2021 / 1:49 pm

Photo: Contributed A vehicle went over a cliff Sunday on Cosens Bay Road in Coldstream. The driver survived the plunge and was able to climb up the steep embankment before being given a ride to hospital by a friend in another vehicle. Vernon

Weekend blaze 'accidental'

Apr 19, 2021 / 1:30 pm

Darren Handschuh A fire that destroyed an old farmhouse in the BX on Saturday has been deemed accidental. BX-Swan Lake Fire Chief Bill Wacey called it an “accidental start from outside” as a suspected backyard burn got of hand. Wacey

Airlifted to hospital

Apr 19, 2021 / 12:38 pm

Photo: Contributed A 25-year-old man is in serious condition after being airlifted from the scene of an incident in Spallumcheen Saturday evening. The incident involved a vehicle, but it's unclear if the man was struck by it. A union

Westkal closure ahead

Apr 19, 2021 / 10:57 am

Photo: Contributed Heads up if you're planning on going to Pumphouse Beach or the Okanagan Rail Trail on Kal Lake this week. The District of Coldstream will be shutting down a portion of Westkal Road on Thursday for the installation

Petition against sani-dump

Apr 19, 2021 / 10:30 am

Photo: Maria Jeppesen A petition has been launched against relocating the City of Vernon sani-dump to Okanagan Landing Road. Maria Jeppesen posted notice of the petition on Facebook in the “Vernon and Area Community Forum” Facebook


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