Local News

Four people found dead in residence in Venables Valley

Ashcroft RCMP, doing a well-being check at the residence on March 24, found four deceased people inside

  • Mar 26th, 2017

Turn off the lights tonight

Celebrate Earth Hour by turning off the lights from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.

New one-stop shop for seniors health opens in Kelowna

New Seniors Health and Wellness Clinic brings a collaborative approach to helping seniors.

Abbott to head BC Safety Authority

George Abbott will succeed Richard Ballantyne as board chair on April 1, 2017

  • Mar 24th, 2017

Local chef student cooking up success

Okanagan College culinary arts student Carson Bibby lands a spot at prestigious Ottawa restaurant.

Chris Hadfield shares way to accomplish dreams

The retired Canadian astronaut will be visiting Vernon on May 14 for his Canada 150 tour

Centenoka Park Mall goes to the dogs


High school wrestling provincials day one


Do you know how to use a roundabout?


The demand for shoes increases


Fate of Orchard House on agenda

City council will discuss the building at its March 27 afternoon meeting.

Vernon financial officer retires

Kevin Bertles has been with the City of Vernon for 15 years

Okanagan getting more provincial campsites

Government announces 55 more campsites in the Okanagan and hundreds more across B.C.

Spring has officially arrived

Snow is no longer covering one of the steepest roads in town

  • Mar 23rd, 2017

Proposed logging prompts call for moratorium

Protest being driven by memories of the landslides Swansea Point experienced in 1997 and 2012.

MP rejects deficit budget

  • Mar 22nd, 2017

Forestry training offered in Shuswap

Project to provide training in areas such as tree falling, machine work and forestry technology.

  • Mar 22nd, 2017

Crew works to stabilize hillside

Rocks falls above Trans-Canada Highway east of Chase

Kin racetrack case back in the gates

Dates have been set for court case between Okanagan Equestrian Society and City of Vernon

Semi hits the ditch near Salmon River Bridge

Vehicle went off the road late Tuesday night. No injuries reported.

  • Mar 22nd, 2017

Food banks receive boost

$10 million is being provided to Food Banks BC to help the organization’s 10 food banks

Hunting fees will now go to wildlife management

New agency to be set up to administer the money

Food, clothes and more head for Hudson

Deb’s Style Loft, Hungry Panda and Hartty Clothing among new additions planned

Council ponders tax rates

Public input invited at council’s afternoon meeting on Monday, March 27