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Vernon council approves 6.88% budget increase for 2022 with 1.9% infrastructure levy

Nov 29, 2021 / 6:39 pm

After a day of budget deliberations, Vernon city council has approved a 6.88 per cent budget increase with a 1.9 per cent infrastructure levy for 2022. Mayor...

Erik Olesen seeking Vernon council seat in Dec. 4 byelection

Nov 29, 2021 / 4:00 pm

Castanet has given each of the Vernon council byelection candidates the opportunity to introduce themselves on video and present their reasons for running. Erik...

More schools in North Okanagan-Shuswap listed by Interior Health for COVID exposures

Nov 29, 2021 / 3:00 pm

Several schools in the North Okanagan have been added to Interior Health’s potential COVID exposures list. Interior Health warns of five schools in Vernon...

11 alcohol-related driving prohibitions issued in Vernon between Friday and Monday

Nov 29, 2021 / 2:28 pm

Vernon RCMP were kept busy with impaired drivers over the weekend. No less than 11 alcohol-related driving prohibitions were issued to motorists between noon...

Human Rights Tribunal awards former Armstrong store clerk almost $100,000 for boss's sexual harassment

Nov 29, 2021 / 12:57 pm

A former employee of an Armstrong store has been awarded almost $100,000 in a B.C. Human Rights Tribunal decision on her sexual harassment. The Nov. 24 ruling...

Highway closures force Okanagan dairy farmers to dump milk as it can't get to Coast for processing

Nov 29, 2021 / 10:52 am

North Okanagan dairy farmers are being forced to dump milk after flood damage closed major B.C. highways, limiting their ability to get their product to the...

Armstrong's Armadillo Trailers expands with new facility, new model

Nov 29, 2021 / 10:25 am

Brothers Mike and Jason Jong are doing brisk business at their family-run travel trailer manufacturing company in Armstrong, after years of building it up....

Police investigate stabbing incident in downtown Vernon over weekend

Nov 29, 2021 / 10:05 am

Vernon RCMP are investigating an assault with a weapon Saturday evening in the downtown area. About 6:30 p.m., police responded to reports of a man with stab...

Budget deliberations begin as Vernon council crunches numbers on potential 8% tax hike

Nov 29, 2021 / 9:27 am

Two days of number crunching have begun as Vernon city council digs into its budget deliberations. Council will consider options on a potential eight per cent...

Jamie Morrow seeking Vernon council seat in Dec. 4 byelection

Nov 29, 2021 / 4:00 am

Castanet has given each of the Vernon council byelection candidates the opportunity to introduce themselves on video and present their reasons for running....

Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre's SPOTLIGHT Series has a list of live shows coming up

Nov 29, 2021 / 4:00 am

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society’s SPOTLIGHT series is delivering live performances that include acrobat stars and Juno...

Annual event is back at Historic O'Keefe Ranch near Vernon next month

Nov 29, 2021 / 4:00 am

It's beginning to look a lot like a Victorian Christmas at Historic O'Keefe Ranch. Along with traditional favourites, there will be some new activities...

One local artist will be given the opportunity to create a piece of art for Cools Pond in Vernon

Nov 29, 2021 / 4:00 am

One lucky local artist will be given the opportunity to create a site-specific piece of art to be installed at Cools Pond in Vernon. The Regional District of...

The Regional District of North Okanagan is looking for feedback on their newly launched website

Nov 28, 2021 / 5:00 pm

The Regional District of North Okanagan is seeking feedback from users on their rebuilt and redesigned website that launched on Nov. 3. The new website has a...

Caravan Farm Theatre in Spallumcheen presenting first winter show in two years

Nov 28, 2021 / 12:00 pm

Caravan Farm Theatre wants to take people on a Joyride. The long-standing outdoor theatre in Spallumcheen is presenting a winter show based on Philip Van Doren...

Vehicle fire on Highway 97 near Birnie Road

Nov 28, 2021 / 11:50 am

A vehicle fire erupted near the Greater Vernon Landfill Sunday morning. Deena Lehoux says she encountered the fire around 10:30 a.m. as she was travelling on...

Two days of advance voting left in Vernon's 2021 municipal by-election

Nov 28, 2021 / 10:00 am

The third day of advance voting for Vernon’s 2021 municipal by-election saw over 100 voters, with two more days left. Remaining advance polling dates are...

Annual art sale at the Vernon Community Arts Centre is on until 1 p.m. Christmas Eve

Nov 28, 2021 / 4:00 am

None of these items will be found in a big box store. The annual Artsolutely event at the Vernon Community Arts Centre in Polson Park features hundreds of...

Care to Speak here to listen to stressed out health-care workers

Nov 28, 2021 / 4:00 am

Burnout, stress, and anxiety have been impacting all health-care professionals long before the pandemic, and they are only continuing to exponentially impact...

Vernon Fire Brigade Band brought music to the Okanagan and beyond in 1893

Nov 28, 2021 / 4:00 am

After a difficult 20 months, we all deserve a little music. Many musical groups have called our city home over the years, but they are all predated by the...