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Block Watch is available in the Lake Country and North Westside areas.

Block Watch helps neighbours fight crime

Program brings residents together in the North Westside and Lake Country

Block Watch is available in the Lake Country and North Westside areas.
Vernon singer-songwriter Marv Machura joins the Zirka Ukrainian Dancers to celebrate Malanka (Ukrainian New Year) at a special open mic night at the Outboard Waterfront Pub Friday

Happy Ukrainian New Year

Toast “Malanka,” the start of the new year, at Vernon's Outboard Waterfront Pub with the Marv Machura Band and the Zirka dancers.

Vernon singer-songwriter Marv Machura joins the Zirka Ukrainian Dancers to celebrate Malanka (Ukrainian New Year) at a special open mic night at the Outboard Waterfront Pub Friday
Mark DeVolder

Vernon resident a global speaker

Mark DeVolder, an International Change Management speaker has been awarded the top 25 speaker designation in 2017

Mark DeVolder
Jaye Coward

Challenge gets underway

The Community Futures Enterprize Challenge in Vernon is an entrepreneurship competition

Jaye Coward
Capri Insurance has joined forces with MW Insurance Services.

Insurance companies come together

MW Insurance Services and Capri Insurance Services merged Jan. 1. Capri has offices in Vernon

Capri Insurance has joined forces with MW Insurance Services.
Local residents are encouraged to read to their children.

Discerning readers are encouraged

Okanagan Regional Library in Vernon is recognizing Literacy Week with a number of events

Local residents are encouraged to read to their children.
The RCMP are investigating a number of commercial break and enters in Vernon.

Automotive businesses focus of crime wave

Since mid-December, Vernon RCMP officers have received six reports of thefts and attempted thefts.

The RCMP are investigating a number of commercial break and enters in Vernon.
Rene Talbot is the director for Falkland.

CSRD makes appointments

The Columbia-Shuswap Regional District board will make 2017 appointments Thursday.

Rene Talbot is the director for Falkland.
Michael de Jong

Dial up the finance minister for budget input

Michael de Jong takes calls from Okanagan, Shuswap, Similkameen and Boundary regions

Michael de Jong
Armstrong's Evan Marshall is wanted by police on for fraud.

Man wanted on fraud warrant

Armstrong's Evan Marshall, 30, is Caucasian, bald and was last seen wearing a black hoody

Armstrong's Evan Marshall is wanted by police on for fraud.
North Okanagan residents are urged to stay warm during the current cold weather.

Cold snap continues in the North Okanagan

Vernon's daytime high Thursday is forecast to be minus 10, with the overnight low expected to reach minus 18.

North Okanagan residents are urged to stay warm during the current cold weather.
VantageOne Credit Union is providing grants to community organizations.

Community groups sought for grant program

VantageOne Credit Union is calling for applications for its Great Community Giveaway

VantageOne Credit Union is providing grants to community organizations.
The North Okanagan-Shuswap School District is starting to develop a process for its 2017/18 budget.

Broad picture looked at for school district budget

School district covers Armstrong, Enderby, Grindrod, Falkland, Salmon Arm, Sicamous, North Shuswap

The North Okanagan-Shuswap School District is starting to develop a process for its 2017/18 budget.
Donny Edwards brings his tribute to the King back to the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Feb. 9.

The King of Elvis tributes returns to Vernon

Donny Edwards returns to the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Feb. 9 with his tribute to Elvis Presley.

Donny Edwards brings his tribute to the King back to the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Feb. 9.
Sue Beaudry is retiring as Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation executive director in the fall.

New leadership sought for VJH Foundation

Hiring process begins as Sue Beaudry is set to retire in the fall

Sue Beaudry is retiring as Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation executive director in the fall.
The Uptown 10

Uptown 10 funks up the Vernon Jazz Club Saturday

The Uptown 10 features some of the Okanagan’s hottest musicians for an exciting night at the Vernon Jazz Club Saturday.

The Uptown 10
Jonathan Little

Pumping iron is good for the heart, according to researchers

Just one session of interval weight-training can improve the risk of type two diabetes complications

Jonathan Little
House construction remains steady in the Vernon area.

Housing construction soars in Vernon

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation reports there were 325 housing starts last year

House construction remains steady in the Vernon area.
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19 arrested in drug trafficking sting

Undercover officers able to buy drugs like cocaine, fentanyl and heroin in two-month operation

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Upper Room Mission seeking sheds for homeless belongings

Upper Room Mission seeking sheds for homeless belongings

The need for adequate and safe space for the homeless to store their personal belongings will hopefully be fulfilled by the Mission

Upper Room Mission seeking sheds for homeless belongings