225625
225768

Vernon News

Program gets grant as it awaits decision about cancellation from Vernon area school board

Program gets grant as it awaits decision about cancellation from Vernon area school board

Mar 4, 2024 / 4:00 am

A Vernon program of choice on the chopping block has been awarded a $600 grant from the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation. The grant comes as parents and...

SilverStar Rotary club hopes to give kids opportunity to participate with youth transportation service

SilverStar Rotary club hopes to give kids opportunity to participate with youth transportation service

Mar 4, 2024 / 4:00 am

Getting kids to and from after-school sporting activities or music lessons is a challenge for many working parents. It’s a problem local Rotarians are...

That bites, RDNO mosquito control bylaw fails a second time

That bites, RDNO mosquito control bylaw fails a second time

Mar 3, 2024 / 3:22 pm

Preliminary results of the Enderby area's mosquito control referendum are in and it appears residents aren’t biting. The preliminary voting results...

Have your say on Canada Day celebrations in Vernon at society's AGM

Have your say on Canada Day celebrations in Vernon at society's AGM

Mar 3, 2024 / 2:21 pm

Anyone looking to have a say in Vernon's Canada Day celebrations will have their chance next month. The North Okanagan Canada Day Society is hosting its...

Vernon's Archway Society for Domestic Peace putting on art show by domestic and sexual violence survivors

Vernon's Archway Society for Domestic Peace putting on art show by domestic and sexual violence survivors

Mar 3, 2024 / 12:00 pm

Domestic and sexual violence survivors will express themselves through art during the first ever Archway Society for Domestic Peace art exhibit. Creatrix Rising...

Vernon senior living centre wins workplace award

Vernon senior living centre wins workplace award

Mar 3, 2024 / 10:00 am

A Vernon senior living centre has been named 2023 Workplace of the Year from the BC Care Providers Association and EngAge BC. Creekside Landing (Kaigo Senior...

From humble beginnings, Vernon Archives now contains thousands of items

From humble beginnings, Vernon Archives now contains thousands of items

Okanagan history Mar 3, 2024 / 4:00 am

How does the growth of an archival collection progress with time? While the specifics vary by institution, in the instance of the Vernon Archives, its...

Former Vernon Viper a semi-finalist in country singing contest

Former Vernon Viper a semi-finalist in country singing contest

Mar 3, 2024 / 4:00 am

Zach McPhee has traded his hockey stick for a guitar. The former Vernon Viper is a semi-finalist in the Canadian Country Music Association-SiriusXM’s Top...

NexusBC’s Vernon office receives funding to help seniors stay in their homes longer

NexusBC’s Vernon office receives funding to help seniors stay in their homes longer

Mar 2, 2024 / 7:00 pm

NexusBC Community Resource Centre is now better equipped to support Vernon seniors in their own homes, thanks to funding from the federal Age Well At Home...

Vernon mayor offers condolences and words of praise on passing of former prime minister Brian Mulroney

Vernon mayor offers condolences and words of praise on passing of former prime minister Brian Mulroney

Mar 2, 2024 / 12:00 pm

The mayor of Vernon is paying tribute to former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. Victor Cumming had words of praise for Mulroney who died earlier this week at age...

Ticks are starting to awaken from their winter slumber and can be found across the Thompson-Okanagan region

Ticks are starting to awaken from their winter slumber and can be found across the Thompson-Okanagan region

Thompson-Okanagan Mar 2, 2024 / 11:30 am

They're creepy, they're crawly and they live right here in the Okanagan. March is National Tick Awareness Month and the Canadian Veterinary Medical...

Ukrainian Canadian Congress Thompson-Okanagan Branch president meets with Conservative MP on Ukraine issues

Ukrainian Canadian Congress Thompson-Okanagan Branch president meets with Conservative MP on Ukraine issues

Mar 2, 2024 / 11:00 am

Representatives of the Thompson-Okanagan Branch of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, met with Conservative MP Mel Arnold to discuss issues relating to the...

Sexual assault trial of Vernon doctor has been extended, will also be in court on additional charges next week

Sexual assault trial of Vernon doctor has been extended, will also be in court on additional charges next week

Mar 2, 2024 / 4:00 am

The trial of a Vernon doctor facing a sexual assault charge has been extended. The trial of Dr. Peter Inkpen started Monday in Vernon provincial court and was...

Vernon historian uncovers 30 years of film footage from the North Okanagan

Vernon historian uncovers 30 years of film footage from the North Okanagan

Vintage BC Mar 2, 2024 / 4:00 am

Today's trip down memory lane will be done through the lens of prolific Vernon cameraman Doug Kermode. Vernon historian and videographer Francois Arsenault...

Vernon recognized for being one of the top cities for 2023 Culture Days

Vernon recognized for being one of the top cities for 2023 Culture Days

Mar 1, 2024 / 7:00 pm

Vernon is being recognized for its support of arts and culture. The North Okanagan community recently placed fourth across Canada in the Culture Days Top...

North Okanagan-Shuswap MP Mel Arnold pays homage former PM Brian Mulroney

North Okanagan-Shuswap MP Mel Arnold pays homage former PM Brian Mulroney

Mar 1, 2024 / 5:00 pm

Mel Arnold is paying tribute to late Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. Mulroney, the former Progressive Conservative leader, was Canada’s prime minister from...

Businesses wanted for the upcoming NexusBC Community Resource Centre Vernon Job Fair

Businesses wanted for the upcoming NexusBC Community Resource Centre Vernon Job Fair

Mar 1, 2024 / 5:00 pm

The NexusBC Community Resource Centre wants your business. Registration is now open for the Vernon Job Fair and businesses are needed to fill the venue....

Coldstream's Zac Funk and Austin Roest have both been drafted into the NHL

Coldstream's Zac Funk and Austin Roest have both been drafted into the NHL

Mar 1, 2024 / 2:00 pm

Coldstream's Zac Funk and Austin Roest are heading to the big leagues. Funk, who plays for the WHL Prince George Cougars, has signed a three-year,...

Indigenous student graduation rate in the Vernon School District is up by 10 per cent

Indigenous student graduation rate in the Vernon School District is up by 10 per cent

Mar 1, 2024 / 1:11 pm

Indigenous graduation rates are rising in School District 22. The Indigenous student graduation rate in the Vernon School District is at 74%, up from 64% in...

Body Shop Canada files for bankruptcy protection, plans restructuring

Body Shop Canada files for bankruptcy protection, plans restructuring

Toronto Mar 1, 2024 / 12:26 pm

The Body Shop in Vernon's Village Green Centre is closing. The Body Shop Canada Ltd. says it will close 33 stores - including the one in Vernon - and halt...