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Vernon's top stories of the week

Sean Richardson scouting for game with his daughter Kiana.
Image Credit: Contributed/ Sean Richardson

Here are just some of the stories InfoTel News brought you this week.


Justin Trudeau's mission is to make Canadians love politics again. That's what he told a crowd of more than 300 in Vernon's Polson Park Tuesday afternoon.

Liberal leader wants to replace "cynical" politics with passion


A one month driving suspension and $1,500 fine are not sufficient consequences for a woman who struck and killed a Vernon teen, according to family members.

Driver's sentence not harsh enough for family of struck teen


The younger generations are going to be the next stewards of the environment.

Fish and Game club seeks to engage youth


Drownings across the province are up significantly this year over last year and the Thompson-Okanagan has been no different.

Thompson-Okanagan drownings contribute to province-wide spike

iN RESPONSE: Readers have their say
Following are emailed reader responses to stories or letters to the editor for the first week of May 2024. They have been edited slightly for readability.  Got something you want to add? Send an email to editor Marshall Jones at mjone
The still photo is from a documentary called Bring Back The Whistle Dog.
iN VIDEO: Iconic A&W whistle dog returns after fans made enough noise
The Whistle Dog is returning to the A&W menu across Canada and die-hard fans of the iconic fast-food item played a role. The Whistle Dog is a hot dog in a toasted bun topped with relish, cheddar cheese and bacon. When it was disco
A customer smells cannabis buds at a Cannabis shop in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, May 15, 2024. Prime Minister of Thailand Srettha Thavisin said Wednesday, May 8, 2024 that he wants cannabis to be officially classified as a narcotic drug, a rollback from the complete decriminalization of the plant two years ago.
Pro-cannabis advocates in Thailand rally ahead of the government's plan to recriminalize the plant
NONTHABURI, Thailand (AP) — Dozens of pro-cannabis advocates gathered Thursday at the health ministry on the outskirts of the Thai capital, Bangkok, to oppose the government’s plan to relist the plant as a narcotic, two years after it
Why you should expect a bigger property tax bill in booming Kamloops, Okanagan next year
When the City of Kelowna tried to encourage developers and homeowners to produce more houses on existing lots in its urban neighbourhoods two years ago, it had an immediate effect. Land got assembled. Homes and lots were sold. Fourplexes an

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