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List of risks at dog control

Dec 3, 2021 / 12:11 pm

Photo: Pixabay Inadequate training and a hazardous workplace are among issues listed in a WorkSafeBC report on dog control in Vernon. The Regional District of North Okanagan contracts the dog control unit and owns the facility on Haney Road. A

Bring your best chili

Dec 3, 2021 / 11:30 am

Photo: Pixabay Get ready to make your best chili for a taste-off that will raise money for flood relief. The Salmon Arm Rotary Club is hosting a Chili Taste Off and roasting chestnuts for B.C. flood relief. The club is partnering with

792 cast advance votes

Dec 3, 2021 / 6:30 am

Photo: Jon Manchester Close to 800 Vernon residents came out to vote during the five days of advance voting for the city's municipal byelection. The fifth and final advance voting day saw 223 voters attend the polls at City Hall on Thursday. In

IIO investigates crash

Dec 2, 2021 / 5:59 pm

Photo: IIO BC B.C.'s police watchdog is looking into an incident in Spallumcheen that sent two men to hospital. RCMP said Thursday an officer was travelling south on Highway 97A on Dec. 1 just before 9:30 p.m. when they, and the pick-up

CounterAttack is back

Dec 2, 2021 / 5:00 pm

Photo: Vernon RCMP RCMP will be out in full force this weekend in the North Okanagan to kick off the annual CounterAttack drunk driving campaign. Saturday is National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day. Vernon RCMP and the BC Highway Patrol

Cunningham new OC chair

Dec 2, 2021 / 11:40 am

Photo: Okanagan College Former Vernon councillor Juliette Cunningham will serve as the new chair of the Okanagan College board of governors. Cunningham, who has served as vice-chair since November 2019, succeeds Gloria Morgan, whose two-year

Back to cooler December

Dec 2, 2021 / 4:00 am

Victoria Femia Following record-breaking temperatures on Wednesday in the Okanagan, the rest of December is forecast to bring more seasonal conditions and normal amounts of snow. “Right now, it’s looking like overall we are expecting

Film kicks off ski season

Dec 1, 2021 / 6:00 pm

Warren Miller ski films annually signal the unofficial start of the ski season. Vernon Ski Club is hosting a public screening of Warren Miller’s 72nd Winter Starts Now film, Thursday evening at Towne Theatre. "What a great way to

Valley temps hit 20 C

Dec 1, 2021 / 1:44 pm

Victoria Femia UPDATE: 1:44 p.m. Temperatures in the Okanagan continue to rise as the day progresses, and a couple of cities have hit the 20-degree mark. Kelowna and Vernon have so far reached a high of 17 C, while Salmon Arm hit 18 C. The

SilverStar on track to open

Dec 1, 2021 / 4:00 am

Victoria Femia Major highway closures could be a cause for concern for SilverStar Mountain Resort – but it's still on track to open this weekend. The resort had 49 centimetres of snow hit the ground over the last seven days, with an
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