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Vernon News

Watch for paint crews

Apr 17, 2021 / 9:15 am

Motorists are being advised the spring line painting program is underway in Vernon. The program takes approximately six weeks to complete, depending on weather...

Thief targets toy store

Apr 17, 2021 / 8:51 am

Teeter Totter Toys had an unwelcome guest in the downtown business. Earlier this week, someone stole a purse from the store at the corner of 35th Street and...

Battle of the birds

Apr 17, 2021 / 4:00 am

A pair of Canada geese that decided to move into an osprey nest is getting a heated reception from the rightful owner. The pair of big birds took up residence...

Touring BC six decades ago

Apr 17, 2021 / 4:00 am

In 1959 Vernon resident Richard "Dick" Heggs went on an epic 3,000-km journey around BC. And he brought his colour movie camera with him. Vernon...

Be patient at landfill

Apr 16, 2021 / 7:00 pm

If you are planning to go to the Vernon landfill this weekend, you are being asked to load up on patience and courtesy. According to the Regional District of...

Hospital outbreak now over

Apr 16, 2021 / 5:27 pm

Interior Health says a COVID-19 outbreak in the level three surgical unit at Vernon Jubilee Hospital is now over. “I would like to thank everyone at the...

Lane closure on Middleton

Apr 16, 2021 / 5:00 pm

Motorists are being advised a section of Middleton Way between Kosmina Road and Highway 6 will be closed to northbound traffic to allow for environmental...

Thieves targeting Fords

Apr 16, 2021 / 4:34 pm

Ford trucks are popular targets for thieves in the North Okanagan. April is Auto Crime Enforcement Month and the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are asking the...

Not closing, on the move

Apr 16, 2021 / 4:00 pm

The Kindale thrift store in downtown Vernon is on the move. People may have noticed the store at the corner of 31st Avenue and 34th Street is virtually empty...

Police defuse tense situation

Apr 16, 2021 / 2:22 pm

North Okanagan RCMP resolved a high-risk situation without any injuries Thursday night. Const. Chris Terleski said at approximately 11 p.m. on April 15, police...

Driven to be the best

Apr 16, 2021 / 2:00 pm

One of the oldest Ford dealerships in Canada is also one of the best. Vernon's Watkin Motors Ford is among an elite group of Ford dealerships across Canada...

Two cases at Superstore

Apr 16, 2021 / 1:23 pm

The parent company of Vernon's Real Canadian Superstore has clarified the number of employees with COVID. On Thursday, Loblaws posted on its website there...

Old footage, young faces

Apr 16, 2021 / 1:00 pm

A video of the 1975 Canadian Interski Demonstration Team posted to the Silver Star Mountain Museum Facebook page features some very familiar faces. The video,...

Put the run on cancer

Apr 16, 2021 / 11:00 am

Oliver Stankiewicz is running 100 km not just for his mom, but for everyone who has been touched by cancer. And he is encouraging others to run with him. For...

Grad prank in good fun

Apr 16, 2021 / 10:02 am

Someone has stuck hundreds of plastic spoons, knives and forks into the grass around Vernon Secondary School. When students arrived for class Friday morning,...

More pain at the pump

Apr 16, 2021 / 9:23 am

Coming to a pandemic near you: a jump at the pump. The price of petrol has increased in Vernon, but the amount of the increase depends on the station. On...

Pot license fees too high

Apr 16, 2021 / 4:00 am

The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce wants the city to snuff out high fees for pot shops. Chamber president Krystin Kempton sent a letter to civic leaders...

Business is looking good

Apr 16, 2021 / 4:00 am

Despite a pandemic that is well into its second year and increasing restrictions as a third wave of COVID-19 spreads, optimism still appears to be high among...

Complaints over sani-dump

Apr 15, 2021 / 7:05 pm

Vernon city council will review a decision to temporarily move its sani-station from the former Civic Arena property to the 5800 block of Okanagan Landing Road....

Grass fire on BX Road

Apr 15, 2021 / 6:25 pm

BX-Swan Lake firefighters responded to a grass fire on BX Road Thursday afternoon. A burn pile got out of hand about 4 p.m. The fire spread through a grassy...