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North Okanagan residents are cleaning up heavy snow after a storm hit the region Sunday night.

More snow in the North Okanagan forecast

For Monday, Environment Canada is calling for periods of light snow this afternoon

North Okanagan residents are cleaning up heavy snow after a storm hit the region Sunday night.
Sylvia Lindgren will represent the NDP in the Shuswap constituency in the May provincial election.

NDP candidate acclaimed in Shuswap constituency

Sylvia Lindgren will take on Liberal incumbent Greg Kyllo in May's election

Sylvia Lindgren will represent the NDP in the Shuswap constituency in the May provincial election.
Residents and road crews are digging out after a major snowfall Sunday night.

UPDATE: Snowfall warning lifted

Compact and slippery conditions reported on most major highways in the Okanagan-Shuswap

Residents and road crews are digging out after a major snowfall Sunday night.
Nicole Young’s Mission

New art opens the new year at Vernon Public Art Gallery

Four new and diverse exhibitions open at the Vernon Public Art Gallery.

Nicole Young’s Mission
In December

Okanagan real estate sales slow down

In December, there were 453 property sales between Revelstoke and Peachland

In December
A group of Okanagan-artists have created artworks influenced by the Tim Burton film Big Fish for an exhibition at the Lake Country Art Gallery.

Artists go fishing at Lake Country Art Gallery

Tim Burton’s 2003 film Big Fish is the jumping off point for the Lake Country Art Gallery’s first exhibition of 2017.

A group of Okanagan-artists have created artworks influenced by the Tim Burton film Big Fish for an exhibition at the Lake Country Art Gallery.
Stephen Cholak (left)

Lumby cattle ranchers honoured

Keith and Cheryl Altwasser have been honoured by the Alberta/B.C. Charolais Association.

Stephen Cholak (left)
The Ministry of Environment says air quality levels are acceptable in Lavington.

Air quality advisory lifted for Lavington

Smoke reduction has mainly contributed to improving air quality

The Ministry of Environment says air quality levels are acceptable in Lavington.
Greater Vernon Water is looking at its infrastructure. Water main breaks are ongoing concern.

Greater Vernon Water plan targets leaky pipes

Aging infrastructure in need of upgrade; pipes, soils provide challenges

Greater Vernon Water is looking at its infrastructure. Water main breaks are ongoing concern.
The opening of Great West Equipment's new facility was a major achievement for Spallumcheen in 2016.

Spallumcheen busy for 2017

The success of one company’s move shows the Township of Spallumcheen is open for business.

The opening of Great West Equipment's new facility was a major achievement for Spallumcheen in 2016.
The Canadian Cancer Society has launch a nationwide quit smoking program.

Walk or run your way to a smoke-free life

Innovative nationwide quit smoking program gets participants to exercise in a group setting.

The Canadian Cancer Society has launch a nationwide quit smoking program.
Sarah Armstrong was last year's Good Citizen of the Year. Nominations are currently being sought for this year's honour.

Nominations sought for Vernon Good Citizen

JCI Vernon is accepting nominations for Good Citizen until Jan. 20.

Sarah Armstrong was last year's Good Citizen of the Year. Nominations are currently being sought for this year's honour.
Dave Fletcher (left)

Canada birthday funds flow

The Community Fund for Canada’s 150th involves the Community Foundation of the North Okanagan

Dave Fletcher (left)
Juliette Cunningham continues as the chairperson of the Greater Vernon Advisory Committee.

Leadership selected for North Okanagan committees

Juliette Cunningham chairs GVAC and Herman Halvorson chairs EEAC

Juliette Cunningham continues as the chairperson of the Greater Vernon Advisory Committee.
Dancers with Ballet Jörgen are returning to the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Feb. 16 with a re-imagined take on the classical ballet Swan Lake.

Relive the magic with Ballet Jörgen

The swan of all ballets is making its way back to the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Feb. 16.

Dancers with Ballet Jörgen are returning to the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Feb. 16 with a re-imagined take on the classical ballet Swan Lake.
Lavington firefighters responded to a small fire at the Tolko mill Friday morning.

Small fire doused at Lavington mill

Firefighters were called to Tolko Industries on Jeffers Road just before 11 a.m. Friday.

Lavington firefighters responded to a small fire at the Tolko mill Friday morning.
Ladies World Health and Fitness will host a fundraiser for Transition House Jan. 16.

Cram a car to help women in need

A Cram the Car event will be held Jan. 16 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ladies World Health and Fitness.

Ladies World Health and Fitness will host a fundraiser for Transition House Jan. 16.
The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its awards program until Tuesday.

Greater Vernon chamber extends nominations deadline

The deadline for nominations for the 2017 Business Excellence Awards is Tuesday at 5 p.m.

The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its awards program until Tuesday.
The Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser is Feb. 25 but a launch party will be held at the Upper Room Mission Jan. 12.

Teams needed for the Coldest Night of the Year

Upper Room Mission will hold a launch party for the fundraiser Jan. 12

The Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser is Feb. 25 but a launch party will be held at the Upper Room Mission Jan. 12.
Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP are looking for a truck allegedly used by thieves in a break-and-enter at a Vernon business Dec. 23.

Vernon RCMP investigating pre-Christmas B&E

Truck of interest sought by RCMP after break-in at Napa Auto Parts on 43rd Avenue Dec. 23.

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP are looking for a truck allegedly used by thieves in a break-and-enter at a Vernon business Dec. 23.