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SPCA half-priced adoptions

Sep 26, 2021 / 5:00 pm

Photo: SPCA The BC SPCA is having a half-priced adoption promotion to free up space in its locations for incoming animals. “Many of our shelters are very full right now with animals seized or surrendered in large-scale investigations

Tourism hopes for new staff

Sep 26, 2021 / 4:00 pm

Photo: City of Vernon Tourism Vernon is requesting that city council approve the Tourism Commission's recommendations of adding two new staff positions. The positions include a visitor services and community specialist as well as a digital

Harvest market at Polson

Sep 26, 2021 / 12:10 pm

Photo: Polson Market If you enjoyed the Polson Night Market over the summer, then get ready for its Thanksgiving return. The market was set up every Friday at Polson Park and came to an end earlier this month, but a Thanksgiving Harvest

Struggling to find a home

Sep 25, 2021 / 4:00 am

Photo: The Canadian Press A Vernon senior is struggling to find a place to live after being evicted by her landlord. A seventy-five-year old woman, who asked not to be named, was informed by her landlord that at some as yet unknown point

Kal Park littered with trash

Sep 24, 2021 / 4:00 am

Photo: Doug Geiger The Friends of Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park are asking residents to be more “park sensitive” after finding loads of trash littered around the park. Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park has a reputation of being

Splatsin slams dam closure

Sep 23, 2021 / 5:55 pm

Photo: BC Hydro The Splatsin First Nation is frustrated following an announcement from BC Hydro earlier this week that the utility will decommission the Wilsey Dam on the Shuswap River, near Lumby. Secwépemc Nation Tribal Chief and

Okanagan shows off talent

Sep 22, 2021 / 8:00 pm

Photo: Peter Kaz The long-awaited Okanagan’s Got Talent finale will happen Saturday after being pushed back due by the COVID-19 pandemic. The call out to artists began in June 2019, and by September 2019 the talent show had received

Vernon gymnasts shine

Sep 22, 2021 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Camille Martens Vernon gymnasts from Okanagan Rhythmic Gymnastics shone in national competition this past weekend. Top junior and senior members of the provincial team performed routines in front of officials at the Olympic Oval in

Charges laid in homicide

Sep 22, 2021 / 1:39 pm

Photo: Contributed Charges have been laid in relation to a shooting incident Monday in Spallumcheen that left one person dead. The BC Prosecution Service approved a charge, Tuesday, of second-degree murder against 46-year-old Jevon Daniel

Delfing pleased with gains

Sep 22, 2021 / 12:15 pm

Victoria Femia People's Party of Canada candidate Kyle Delfing threw an election night party – and despite his not being elected in North Okanagan-Shuswap, his team still had reason to celebrate. “Some people thought it was a
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