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Fuel tank breaks, spilling 80 litres in Vernon parking lot

Fuel tank breaks, spilling 80 litres in Vernon parking lot

May 24, 2022 / 10:08 am

Firefighters and city utilities crews contained a large fuel spill Tuesday morning in Vernon. The incident happened about 6:50 a.m. in a parking lot on the 2600...

13-year-old boy reported missing in Vernon located, is safe and well, say police

13-year-old boy reported missing in Vernon located, is safe and well, say police

May 24, 2022 / 6:37 am

Vernon RCMP say a local teen reported missing last week has been located and is safe and well. The 13-year-old boy had last been seen in Vernon on May 19. RCMP...

BC conservation officers issued several charges for illegal fishing on Kalamalka and Wood Lake over long weekend

BC conservation officers issued several charges for illegal fishing on Kalamalka and Wood Lake over long weekend

May 24, 2022 / 4:00 am

The BC Conservation Officer Service cracked down on illegal fishing on a couple of Okanagan lakes over the long weekend. Angling patrols on Kalamalka Lake and...

City says rough emergency landing Sunday did not damage airport infrastructure

City says rough emergency landing Sunday did not damage airport infrastructure

May 23, 2022 / 11:29 am

No injuries or significant damage to infrastructure were reported following a rough emergency landing Sunday at Vernon Regional Airport. A single-engine plane...

Snap Fitness Vernon hosting National Health and Fitness Day on June 4

Snap Fitness Vernon hosting National Health and Fitness Day on June 4

May 23, 2022 / 4:00 am

Beth Gabel wants to help people with their mental and physical health. The manager of Snap Fitness Vernon will be leading a day of events, advice and activities...

Museum & Archives of Vernon celebrating Indigenous History Month in June with numerous events

Museum & Archives of Vernon celebrating Indigenous History Month in June with numerous events

May 23, 2022 / 3:00 am

June is Indigenous History Month, and The Museum & Archives of Vernon will celebrate with exhibits and programs. The month of displays will recognize the...

Small plane makes emergency landing at Vernon Regional Airport

Small plane makes emergency landing at Vernon Regional Airport

May 22, 2022 / 3:04 pm

A single-engine plane has landed on its belly at Vernon Regional Airport. Skydiver Rick Vanderhoek was at the airport and witnessed the plane come in. “It...

Top cowboys and cowgirls are in Falkland this weekend for the 102nd stampede

Top cowboys and cowgirls are in Falkland this weekend for the 102nd stampede

May 22, 2022 / 4:00 am

There's plenty of rodeo action to take in at the 102nd Falkland Stampede today and Monday. And among the cowboys and cowgirls is Armstrong's very own...

The Victoria Day Long Weekend is long-standing tribute to Queen Victoria and has been celebrated in Vernon for decades

The Victoria Day Long Weekend is long-standing tribute to Queen Victoria and has been celebrated in Vernon for decades

May 22, 2022 / 4:00 am

Although many of us now think of the May Long Weekend as the beginning of camping season in B.C., the history of Victoria Day is a bit more complicated. In...

Creative Chaos returns to the Vernon recreation centre after a two-year hiatus

Creative Chaos returns to the Vernon recreation centre after a two-year hiatus

May 21, 2022 / 6:00 pm

Crafty people will be creating chaos in Vernon next month. After a two-year COVID cancellation, Creative Chaos is back June 3-5 in the Vernon recreation...

Two Vernon men fined a total of $13,000 for illegally killing three moose near Kelowna

Two Vernon men fined a total of $13,000 for illegally killing three moose near Kelowna

May 21, 2022 / 3:50 pm

Two Vernon men were handed fines totalling $13,000 for illegally poaching three moose. Wayne Jopling of Vernon pleaded guilty to two counts of hunting without a...

Conservation officers will be out and about this weekend making sure the rules are followed and people are safe

Conservation officers will be out and about this weekend making sure the rules are followed and people are safe

May 21, 2022 / 12:00 pm

As people head to area hills and lakes to enjoy the May Long Weekend, they will not be alone. Conservation officers will also be in the backcountry....

The Voyager Tracked Fire Fighting Vehicle will be on display at the Lumby Fire Hall today

The Voyager Tracked Fire Fighting Vehicle will be on display at the Lumby Fire Hall today

May 21, 2022 / 10:53 am

It's like a tank that fights wildfires and it will be in Lumby this afternoon. Montreal-based UTV International has developed a diesel-hybrid tracked...

Vernon historian has unearthed footage of a family road trip between Alberta and Victoria in 1968

Vernon historian has unearthed footage of a family road trip between Alberta and Victoria in 1968

May 21, 2022 / 4:00 am

A family camping trip from 54 years ago shows how things have changed along the busy corridor between Alberta and Victoria, and how some things have remained...

North Valley Gymnastics will be setting up in the Whitevale Elementary School after a fire destroyed their facility last year

North Valley Gymnastics will be setting up in the Whitevale Elementary School after a fire destroyed their facility last year

May 21, 2022 / 4:00 am

After months of being in limbo, North Valley Gymnastics have a place to call home. The popular club suffered a major loss in October 2021 when fire destroyed...

Armstrong announces its new Armstrong Pride sidewalk in the city centre

Armstrong announces its new Armstrong Pride sidewalk in the city centre

May 20, 2022 / 6:00 pm

The City of Armstrong is showing its Pride. The North Okanagan community has announced the addition of the Armstrong Pride sidewalk at the intersection of Smith...

Vernon RCMP searching for missing 13-year-old boy

Vernon RCMP searching for missing 13-year-old boy

May 20, 2022 / 5:50 pm

The Vernon RCMP are turning to the public for help finding a missing boy. Angelo Manuel Hodgson, 13, was last seen Thursday and is believed to be in Vernon. He...

E-bike community circulating petition to lift partial rail trail ban in North Okanagan

E-bike community circulating petition to lift partial rail trail ban in North Okanagan

May 20, 2022 / 3:30 pm

The e-bike battle on the north end of the Okanagan Rail Trail has taken a new turn. One of the owners of Pedego electric bike rentals in Oyama, Sheila Fraser,...

Vernon Search and Rescue are reminding people to prepare before they venture out this long weekend

Vernon Search and Rescue are reminding people to prepare before they venture out this long weekend

May 20, 2022 / 2:38 pm

The long weekend is here and many people will be heading to the hills for some rest and relaxation. The May Long Weekend is a popular time for campers, hikers,...

Vernon first responders called to a pair of accidents minutes apart at opposite ends of town

Vernon first responders called to a pair of accidents minutes apart at opposite ends of town

May 20, 2022 / 2:24 pm

UPDATE 2:24 p.m. There were no significant injuries in two separate accidents involving four vehicles Friday. Vernon RCMP Const. Chris Terleski said at...