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Drainage work along Tronson Road to continue into spring

Drainage work along Tronson Road to continue into spring

Dec 1, 2022 / 10:58 am

Work is set to begin on drainage improvements along Tronson Road in Vernon. Residents may notice construction beginning this week and continuing into spring....

More than half a million raised on Giving Tuesday to bring second CT scanner to Vernon Jubilee Hospital

More than half a million raised on Giving Tuesday to bring second CT scanner to Vernon Jubilee Hospital

Dec 1, 2022 / 9:43 am

A CT scanner campaign at Vernon Jubilee Hospital received a huge boost on Giving Tuesday. The drive brought in $265,000, which was matched by the Galbraith...

Vasek Pospisil: Canada's Davis Cup victory a career highlight

Vasek Pospisil: Canada's Davis Cup victory a career highlight

Dec 1, 2022 / 6:10 am

TORONTO — Canada's Davis Cup team developed a foolproof ritual before each of its matches along the way to the country's first-ever championship.  All of the...

Festival of Trees funds aim to relieve holiday stress for families

Festival of Trees funds aim to relieve holiday stress for families

Dec 1, 2022 / 4:00 am

There’s a little Christmas magic happening at the Best Western Premier on Anderson Way. Local businesses are participating in the Festival Of Trees....

Vernon's Auxiliary Animal Thrift Store needs help filling hampers for area seniors

Vernon's Auxiliary Animal Thrift Store needs help filling hampers for area seniors

Dec 1, 2022 / 4:00 am

Gena Barzan needs some help spreading Christmas cheer to Vernon seniors. Barzan runs the Auxiliary Animal Thrift Store, and each year they put together hampers...

Thrash Wrestling's Vixen Jade a mild-mannered court reporter by day

Thrash Wrestling's Vixen Jade a mild-mannered court reporter by day

Dec 1, 2022 / 4:00 am

Nick and Jill Szalanski are like most newlyweds. They like spending time together and they hardly ever fight – at least not with each other. "I like...

Vernon RCMP keeping an eye out for impaired drivers as CounterAttack season returns

Vernon RCMP keeping an eye out for impaired drivers as CounterAttack season returns

Nov 30, 2022 / 6:00 pm

Eat, drink and be merry – just don't get behind the wheel afterwards. Saturday is National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day, which marks the beginning...

Climate Action Ripple Effect summit Thursday at Vernon Rec Centre

Climate Action Ripple Effect summit Thursday at Vernon Rec Centre

Nov 30, 2022 / 5:00 pm

The public is welcome to check out the ideas of young climate leaders in Vernon. Climate-action projects created by area students in grades 7-12 will be...

Diving board at Vernon pool closed 'out of an abundance of caution'

Diving board at Vernon pool closed 'out of an abundance of caution'

Nov 30, 2022 / 4:18 pm

The diving board at the Vernon Aquatic Centre has been closed effective immediately. The diving board will be replaced in the coming weeks and the closure is...

Vernon Aquatic Centre open again after chlorine gas alarm forced closure

Vernon Aquatic Centre open again after chlorine gas alarm forced closure

Nov 30, 2022 / 3:12 pm

UPDATE: 3:10 p.m. The City of Vernon says the Vernon Aquatic Centre has reopened after a temporarily closure prompted by a chlorine gas alarm. As of 2:40 p.m.,...

Respiratory infection outbreak declared at Vernon's Gateby long-term care facility

Respiratory infection outbreak declared at Vernon's Gateby long-term care facility

Nov 30, 2022 / 2:32 pm

UPDATE 2:32 p.m. According to Interior Health, he outbreak at Gateby is related to influenza, and there are two confirmed cases. Outbreak precautions are in...

Man sentenced for Burnaby poker-game robbery and spectacular bail breach

Man sentenced for Burnaby poker-game robbery and spectacular bail breach

Burnaby/Vernon Nov 30, 2022 / 12:00 pm

A man who got himself and a partner into a private poker game in Burnaby and then robbed it with a fake firearm didn’t do himself any favours while he was...

Annual crush for downtown Vernon parking passes returns this Friday

Annual crush for downtown Vernon parking passes returns this Friday

Nov 30, 2022 / 11:35 am

Coveted monthly parking passes will be up grabs Friday in Vernon. And, if the situation is anything like past years, people will be lined up long before dawn...

Vernon riders travelled more than 290,000 kilometres on Neuron e-scooters and e-bikes in 2022

Vernon riders travelled more than 290,000 kilometres on Neuron e-scooters and e-bikes in 2022

Nov 30, 2022 / 11:00 am

Vernon residents did a lot of scooting this year. Riders travelled more than 290,000 kilometres on Neuron Mobility e-scooters and e-bikes in 2022, preventing 29...

Diver's story of miraculous deep sea survival brought to Vernon

Diver's story of miraculous deep sea survival brought to Vernon

Nov 30, 2022 / 4:00 am

Chris Lemons cheated death when his air supply was cut while working offshore in the North Sea as a deep sea diver. His harrowing tale of survival was made into...

Okanagan charity calendar features goddess photography for women in need

Okanagan charity calendar features goddess photography for women in need

Nov 30, 2022 / 4:00 am

A new charity calendar features Okanagan goddesses and supports women who need a hand. Photographer Ashley Duggan of Vixen Photo Studio partnered with Amylee...

Drivers slam North Okanagan highways maintenance in letters to province

Drivers slam North Okanagan highways maintenance in letters to province

North Okanagan Nov 30, 2022 / 4:00 am

It's winter in Canada. There's snow on the highways. And there are the inevitable complaints over road maintenance. Drivers' misfortunes can often...

Vernon care home seeks to expand with second building

Vernon care home seeks to expand with second building

Nov 29, 2022 / 6:00 pm

A Vernon care home wants to add a new, two-storey building with 14 rooms. Council on Monday approved a couple of variances that will allow Hearthstone Manor on...

Large international field for Sovereign Lake Nordic Cup

Large international field for Sovereign Lake Nordic Cup

Nov 29, 2022 / 5:00 pm

Vernon's Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre is abuzz with pre-race setup for the FIS Nordic Cup-US Super Tour, which gets underway Wednesday. The four-day event...

2 Okanagan men arrested after high-speed flight from RCMP in Armstrong

2 Okanagan men arrested after high-speed flight from RCMP in Armstrong

Armstrong Nov 29, 2022 / 3:20 pm

Police arrested two Okanagan men following a risky, high-speed attempt to evade police in Armstrong on Friday. About 12:30 p.m., police received a call about a...