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Interior Health say fentanyl, meth and heroin the highest self-reported drugs used in Vernon

Interior Health say fentanyl, meth and heroin the highest self-reported drugs used in Vernon

Jun 24, 2024 / 7:19 pm

The Vernon Downtown Mental Health and Substance Use site saw over 3,800 visits in 2023, according to Interior Health. The health authority presented city...

Vernon Fire Rescue spotted spraying grass fire along 27th Street and Highway 6 in Vernon

Vernon Fire Rescue spotted spraying grass fire along 27th Street and Highway 6 in Vernon

Jun 24, 2024 / 5:50 pm

UPDATE 5:50 p.m. Vernon Fire Rescue crews successfully doused a "fast moving" grass fire before it spread to a nearby structure Monday afternoon. City...

Neuron says scooter involved in crash was not a rental scooter, offering safety reminders

Neuron says scooter involved in crash was not a rental scooter, offering safety reminders

Jun 24, 2024 / 4:34 pm

Neuron scooters is reminding the public of safety differences between personal and rental e-scooters following a collision involving a youth who appears to have...

Vernon Jubilee Hospital buying two systems using fundraiser in the community

Vernon Jubilee Hospital buying two systems using fundraiser in the community

Jun 24, 2024 / 3:02 pm

A local campaign raised $94,500 for children’s equipment at the Vernon hospital. The Vernon Jubilee Hospital’s spring campaign raised enough money...

Suspect charged in death of Lumby mother remains in custody

Suspect charged in death of Lumby mother remains in custody

Jun 24, 2024 / 1:18 pm

A man accused of murdering his ex-wife remains in custody following a court appearance Monday morning. Vitali Stefanski was in Vernon provincial court on Monday...

Group takes to Vernon streets to mark second anniversary of overturning of Roe v. Wade

Group takes to Vernon streets to mark second anniversary of overturning of Roe v. Wade

Jun 24, 2024 / 12:37 pm

A group of concerned residents took to the streets in Vernon to bring attention to the second anniversary of Roe v. Wade being overturned, and to raise...

Hold and secure in Coldstream schools linked to possible firearm sighting: RCMP

Hold and secure in Coldstream schools linked to possible firearm sighting: RCMP

Jun 24, 2024 / 9:26 am

Hold and secures at Coldstream schools Friday were due to reports of a suspicious person armed with a gun, police say. Cpl. Tania Finn with the Vernon RCMP said...

City of Vernon spent an additional $4.7M on city employees in 2023

City of Vernon spent an additional $4.7M on city employees in 2023

Jun 24, 2024 / 4:00 am

The City of Vernon spent $37.7 million on its employees in 2023, a 14 per cent increase from the previous year. Vernon's annual report shows the city spent...

Volunteers sought for crisis intervention at Vernon branch of Canadian Mental Health Association

Volunteers sought for crisis intervention at Vernon branch of Canadian Mental Health Association

Jun 23, 2024 / 7:00 pm

A Vernon charity is searching for volunteers to help with mental health in the community. The Canadian Mental Health Association Vernon branch is calling for...

Trapped camper with injured foot rescued by helicopter at Monashee Provincial Park

Trapped camper with injured foot rescued by helicopter at Monashee Provincial Park

Jun 23, 2024 / 3:06 pm

A woman was helicopter lifted out of Monashee Provincial Park on Saturday after injuring her foot while camping. Vernon Search and Rescue volunteers hiked three...

Discover Aviation Vernon day a success after cancellation last year

Discover Aviation Vernon day a success after cancellation last year

Jun 23, 2024 / 2:53 pm

Youth in the Vernon area were given the opportunity to fly around the North Okanagan on Saturday. The Discover Aviation day at the Vernon Regional Airport gave...

Allan Brooks Nature Centre launches 50/50 for children's program funding

Allan Brooks Nature Centre launches 50/50 for children's program funding

Jun 23, 2024 / 2:30 pm

Vernon’s Allan Brooks Nature Centre has launched a 50/50 fundraiser in support of children’s educational programming. Everyone who purchases a...

Vernon city council to consider moving bus stop shelter

Vernon city council to consider moving bus stop shelter

Jun 23, 2024 / 10:00 am

Vernon city council will consider moving the bus shelter on 34th Street following concerns about fires and safety. City staff had previously updated council...

Vernon considering crosswalk installation on Silver Star Road

Vernon considering crosswalk installation on Silver Star Road

Jun 23, 2024 / 9:00 am

Resident requests for more crosswalks on Silver Star Road have been heard – partially. A report submitted to Vernon city council ahead of its regular...

How Scottish dairy cows found their way into the Okanagan Valley

How Scottish dairy cows found their way into the Okanagan Valley

Jun 23, 2024 / 4:00 am

In 1924, the Okanagan Valley welcomed a new breed of cattle, thanks to Captain James Cameron Dun-Waters, the Laird of Fintry. Dun-Waters, originally from...

SilverStar officially opens for the summer 2024 season, celebrates thirtieth anniversary.

SilverStar officially opens for the summer 2024 season, celebrates thirtieth anniversary.

Jun 23, 2024 / 4:00 am

SilverStar Mountain Resort is officially open for its 30th annual summer 2024 season. Megan Sutherland with the resort says this season will be jam packed with...

O'Keefe Ranch hosting classic car show

O'Keefe Ranch hosting classic car show

Jun 22, 2024 / 7:00 pm

O’Keefe Ranch is hosting a classic car show with hundreds of cars to see. Entrance to the event on June 29th is by donation with a suggested rate of $5...

Town of Spallumcheen closes down bridge on Grandview Flats Road due to sinkhole

Town of Spallumcheen closes down bridge on Grandview Flats Road due to sinkhole

Spallumcheen Jun 22, 2024 / 4:22 pm

A small sink hole has appeared on the bridge located on Grandview Flats Road on Saturday, requiring the Town of Spallumcheen to close it until further notice....

City of Vernon advises residents of an upcoming road closure and detour

City of Vernon advises residents of an upcoming road closure and detour

Jun 22, 2024 / 3:00 pm

Road repaving will temporarily close a portion of 37th Street and 30th Avenue next week. The City of Vernon says a temporary detour via 38th Street will be in...

Vernon Search and Rescue is offering water safety tips ahead of beautiful weekend

Vernon Search and Rescue is offering water safety tips ahead of beautiful weekend

Jun 22, 2024 / 9:00 am

Vernon Search and Rescue is sharing water wisdom with residents and visitors alike. The reminder comes after VSAR responded to three different water related...