Vernon News

Cormorant search and rescue helicopter was in Vernon for training exercise Wednesday

Jun 29, 2022 / 6:00 pm

A big yellow helicopter was seen flying around the North Okanagan Wednesday. Stan Owen, executive member of PEP Air, an associate of the Civil Air Search and...

RCMP remind long-weekend drivers to be safe and sober behind the wheel

Jun 29, 2022 / 5:00 pm

Police remind drivers to slow down and be safe this Canada Day long weekend. “With the start of summer holidays and the influx of tourists, we’re...

Armstrong holding day-long Canada Day celebrations

Jun 29, 2022 / 4:49 pm

Armstrong is inviting everyone to take part in its Canada Day bash. The July 1 celebration starts with a pancake breakfast before a daytime ceremony followed by...

City of Vernon reaches settlement with owners of short-term rental 'party house'

Jun 29, 2022 / 3:34 pm

The party is over for one short-term rental property in Vernon. The home, which has generated numerous calls of complaint, has been shut down, the City of...

Residents say Harbour Heights venue keeping them up at nights

Jun 29, 2022 / 3:14 pm

Residents of an Okanagan Landing neighbourhood are fed up with noise from a business in their midst – and they want the City of Vernon to do something...

Despite rumours, containers don't herald any closures at Village Green mall

Jun 29, 2022 / 1:19 pm

The recent arrival of a large number of shipping containers outside Vernon's Village Green Shopping Centre does not herald any forthcoming bad news. The...

Vernon and area residents logged 20,000 km during GoByBike Week

Jun 29, 2022 / 11:59 am

Hundreds of Vernon residents parked the car for GoByBike Week. Between May 30 and June 5, 626 Vernon and North Okanagan residents hit area streets, paths and...

Paige Howse granted bail on Vernon motel murder charge

Jun 29, 2022 / 9:54 am

A woman facing a murder charge in relation to a Vernon motel death has been granted bail. Paige Courtney Howse is charged with second-degree murder in the death...

Vernon's Funtastic Slo-Pitch Tournament and Music Festival kicks off Thursday

Jun 29, 2022 / 4:00 am

The biggest party of the year starts Thursday. Vernon's Funtastic Slo-Pitch Tournament and Music Festival was last held in 2019. COVID restrictions forced...

Family of skunks charms Coldstream family with driveway visit

Jun 29, 2022 / 4:00 am

A Coldstream family had a wildlife encounter of the adorable kind recently. Amy Williams says her brother Mark Hollenbach captured a family of skunks waddling...

Vernon chamber's Mission Possible recruiting 'agents' to support local tourism

Jun 29, 2022 / 4:00 am

Your mission, should you choose to accept it: shop local. And this message will not self-destruct in 10 seconds for fans of the Mission Impossible franchise....

Armstrong embraces Multicultural Day with dance and song

Jun 28, 2022 / 6:00 pm

Cultures from around the globe came together in Armstrong Monday evening. The Armstrong Chamber of Commerce presented its first Multicultural Day event in...

The Shuswap River in the North Okanagan continues to go down

Jun 28, 2022 / 4:30 pm

The Shuswap River continues to drop as it flows through Enderby. At the upstream hydrometric gauge as of June 28, the Shuswap River water height was 4.48 m...

City of Vernon crews monitoring creeks as severe thunderstorm watch and high streamflow advisory issued

Jun 28, 2022 / 1:27 pm

City of Vernon crews are monitoring local creeks as a severe thunderstorm watch and high streamflow advisory converge on the North Okanagan. The forecast for...

Enderby lifts advisory after repairs to water system

Jun 28, 2022 / 1:05 pm

Enderby has lifted a water quality advisory following water system repairs. The precautionary advisory was issued June 23 for the duration of repairs to a...

Vernon Rib Fest cancelled due to financial burden of increased costs

Jun 28, 2022 / 12:40 pm

Vernon Rib Fest has officially been cancelled. The event, first held in Vernon in 2019, was sidelined by COVID concerns the past two years. And now, attempts to...

Time to pay the taxman - City of Vernon property tax deadline on Monday

Jun 28, 2022 / 12:25 pm

There's no escaping the taxman ... and the deadline for City of Vernon property taxes is fast approaching. Property tax payments for 2022 are due by 4:30...

Cherryville woman scratches top prize of $675,000 with Set for Life ticket

Jun 28, 2022 / 10:34 am

A Cherryville woman had a hard time believing she was $675,000 richer after checking her Set for Life ticket on BCLC’s Lotto! App and discovering she...

KM0 Gateway Project work to close Okanagan Rail Trail section for a day

Jun 28, 2022 / 9:55 am

More additions are coming to the Okanagan Rail Trail KM0 Gateway Project. The northernmost access point to the trail will feature a nature-focused design with...

Survey shows residents beside short-term rentals in Vernon unhappy with experience

Jun 28, 2022 / 4:00 am

A short-term rentals analysis prepared for Vernon council shows more than half of survey respondents who live beside such properties are unhappy with the...