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Vernon News

White Rock at 32,000 ha

Aug 1, 2021 / 3:04 pm

UPDATE: 3:04 p.m. Due to slightly better mapping, the White Rock Lake wildfire is now an estimated 32,000 hectares in size. White Rock Lake Incident Commander,...

Police investigate arson

Aug 1, 2021 / 2:34 pm

Multiple deliberately set grass fires in Armstrong are being investigated by the North Okanagan RCMP. On Saturday two small grass fires were discovered by a...

Air quality still an issue

Aug 1, 2021 / 12:00 pm

The heat warnings issued by Environment Canada for the Okanagan Valley as well as the South Thompson region have been lifted, but smoky skies are still an...

Critical of fire management

Aug 1, 2021 / 4:00 am

George Benwell says things need to change at the highest levels when it comes to fighting wildfires in B.C. Benwell lives near the Three Valley Lake fire and...

Laird of Fintry lives on

Aug 1, 2021 / 4:00 am

For July and August, the Vernon Museum will share a series of articles that explore some of the many heritage sites around the North Okanagan. To plan a visit...

Evac order for Queest

Jul 31, 2021 / 9:37 pm

An Evacuation Order has been issued by the Columbia Shuswap Regional District at the Shuswap Emergency Program’s Emergency Operations Centre from the...

White Rock jumps in size

Jul 31, 2021 / 7:15 pm

UPDATED: 7:15 p.m. Both the Shuswap Emergency program and BC Wildfire Service updated the White Rock Lake Wildfire on Saturday evening, highlighting the growth...

Fires grow in Shuswap

Jul 31, 2021 / 7:07 pm

UPDATED: 7:07 p.m. An evening update from the Shuswap Emergency Program on the several wildfires in the area reiterated that due to the thick smoke, BC Wildfire...

Overcoming challenges

Jul 31, 2021 / 3:00 pm

With the help of WorkBC, Caitlin Heinloo was able to succeed in school after taking time off to take care of herself. Heinloo, a writing and publishing diploma...

Mmmmm, craft beer

Jul 31, 2021 / 12:00 pm

Peter Kaz and David Scarlatescu are back with the latest episode of Hello Okanagan. This week, they have accepted the assignment of visiting Marten Brew Pub in...

Teen battles rare cysts

Jul 31, 2021 / 9:00 am

A North Okanagan teenager is battling a rare condition. Christina Blackstock launched a GoFundMe campaign for 16-year-old Aryssa after she was diagnosed with a...

Smoke - toughing it out

Jul 31, 2021 / 4:00 am

With smoky skies lingering across the Thompson-Okanagan, businesses, locals and holidaymakers are gritting their teeth and toughing it out. And for the most...

Swinging with the chamber

Jul 30, 2021 / 7:02 pm

The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce is inviting members to get back in the swing of things. The chamber is bringing its members together for a day of fun at...

Kal closes for a few days

Jul 30, 2021 / 4:47 pm

A popular Vernon watering hole and eatery will be temporarily closing due to lack of staff. The Kal in downtown Vernon will be closings its doors at 5 p.m....

Oyama Lake fire now held

Jul 30, 2021 / 4:40 pm

UPDATE: 4:40 p.m. A fire discovered near Oyama Lake Thursday is now classified as held, after fire crews hit it hard early. The wildfire grew to about 0.5...

New evac alerts issued

Jul 30, 2021 / 2:45 pm

UPDATE 2:45 p.m. The Central Okanagan Regional District has issued its first evacuation alerts related to the White Rock Lake wildfire. The alert impacts a...

Evac alert for Queest

Jul 30, 2021 / 12:37 pm

UPDATE 12:35 p.m. An evacuation alert has been issued because of the Crazy Creek Gorge fire. An evacuation alert was issued by the Columbia Shuswap Regional...

Dump truck crash cleared

Jul 30, 2021 / 12:22 pm

UPDATE: 12:20 p.m. A dump truck crash at the Predator Ridge turnoff on Highway 97 south of Vernon has now been cleared. UPDATE: 9:25 a.m. DriveBC is reporting...

Greenhow fire officially out

Jul 30, 2021 / 11:50 am

The Greenhow Road fire is officially out. The fire in the hills above the north end of Swan Lake was sparked July 12. On Friday, the Township of Spallumcheen...

Mabel fire still growing

Jul 30, 2021 / 11:46 am

The Bunting Road wildfire on the east side of Mabel Lake has grown to the north, and there is increased fire activity on the south. The BC Wildfire Service...

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