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  • Ropes needed to rescue motorcyclist after crash on Highway 6

    LUMBY - A motorcyclist had to be rescued east of Lumby last week after over-shooting a turn and falling down a 30-foot embankment.
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  • Water turned off in Vernon

    VERNON - The Kalamalka Lake water source was turned off yesterday.
  • North Okanagan RCMP member contributes to success of Winter Classic hockey tournament at Apex

    PENTICTON - A hockey tournament based out of Penticton’s Apex Resort was recently held successfully for a fourth year, in part thanks to the efforts of a North Okanagan police officer.
  • B.C. Wildlife Health Program needs help keeping an eye on moose

    THOMPSON-OKANAGAN- The B.C. Wildlife Health Program is asking for help in monitoring effects of winter ticks on the moose population.
  • Snow Removal in Vernon

    Following this weekend’s major snow event, City crews will begin snow removal in designated areas. City crews and contract forces will start removing snow from the downtown core, 32 Street and 27 Street. The removal process will take approximately 3-4 days and should be completed by early next week. Motorists are advised to slow down and use caution near snow removal equipment.
  • Winner declared in Okanagan College 3-Hour Short Story contest

    More than 30 budding writers from across the valley put their writing skills to the test in Okanagan College’s 8th Annual 3-Hour Short Story contest and second-year arts student Hannah Stanley has been announced as the overall winner for her original story “The Best Years of Our Lives.”
  • 2018 Swan & Eagle Count – Sunday, January 14

    The Swan and Eagle Count is a citizen science program that occurs mid-January each year. The North Okanagan Naturalists’ Club contributes to the tally of Swans and Eagles annually. The count monitors the current population status of these birds in southern interior British Columbia. The count is in its 38th year for Swans and 24th year for Eagles.
  • Light a Bulb Campaign Exceeds Goal

    The hospital tree is fully lit!  Due to the generous spirit of the North Okanagan community, Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation’s 30th Annual Light a Bulb Campaign has raised $275,888 exceeding its $250,000 goal.

    Businesses, individuals and organizations contributed to the Campaign in amounts of $10 to $40,000.

    “Every donation we received was vital in making this happen
  • City of Vernon Snow and Ice Program

    The City of Vernon’s snow and ice program addresses roads on a priority basis in compliance with the Snow and Ice Control Policy. All City roads are divided into priorities as follows:

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