Katherine Mortimer

Optimism high within Vernon School District

Optimism high within Vernon School District

In a year filled with increasing enrolment and innovative programs, Kelly Smith said the Vernon School District has much to celebrate

Optimism high within Vernon School District
AT RANDOM: Stop the insanity

AT RANDOM: Stop the insanity

Lifestyles editor Katherine Mortimer on the chaos of Christmas

AT RANDOM: Stop the insanity
Gurpreet Sandhu has released a new book

Teaching that comes from the heart

Gurpreet Sandhu publishes her second book, a collection of her open talks

Gurpreet Sandhu has released a new book
The Vernon School District will not pursue a new board office at this time.

New school board office put on hold

Vernon trustees won't direct resources to an office at this time

The Vernon School District will not pursue a new board office at this time.
Brian Smith gives a treat to his PADS puppy Webber during a visit to Harwood school

Puppies raised towards service

PADS needs volunteers to raise puppies that will go to advanced training, eventually working as an assistance dog for someone in need

Brian Smith gives a treat to his PADS puppy Webber during a visit to Harwood school
The Vernon School District is planning for the future.

Vernon School District lines up Vision 2022

The Vision 2022 project launched last month is a five-year strategic plan

The Vernon School District is planning for the future.
Elton John was the focus of the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra's recent concert.

AT RANDOM: The soundtrack of youth

The conductor wore blue jeans and the clarinetist wore pink platform-soled boots

Elton John was the focus of the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra's recent concert.
Regan Haughian (left) and her brother

Christmas begins at Woodland

Christmas trees are ready at Woodland Christmas Tree Farm in rural Lumby, where families are encouraged to make a day of it

Regan Haughian (left) and her brother
To make a donation to Colin Charlton's project

A little extra help for Santa

Colin Charlton has come up with a way of helping his classmates at Vernon Community School to have a brighter Christmas

To make a donation to Colin Charlton's project
Donna MIhalcheon is a licensed insolvency trustee and senior vice-president at BDO Canada Limited in Vernon who wants to help people find ways or reducing or getting out of debt.

Canadians weighed down by debt

Debt can be brought under control or even eliminated but first, you need to figure out your spending

Donna MIhalcheon is a licensed insolvency trustee and senior vice-president at BDO Canada Limited in Vernon who wants to help people find ways or reducing or getting out of debt.
Gary and Wanda Fisher sport Heritage Club hats

United across the country

Canada Post Heritage Club welcomes retired and long-service members to branches across nationwide, including the North Okanagan

Gary and Wanda Fisher sport Heritage Club hats
Vernon Community School teacher Kim Ondrik (left) relaxes in one of the comfortable spaces used by the program along with students Hannah Brown

Changing the face of education

Vernon Community School takes a different approach to both learning and teaching and kids are responding in a positive way

Vernon Community School teacher Kim Ondrik (left) relaxes in one of the comfortable spaces used by the program along with students Hannah Brown
Work has been completed at Clarence Fulton Secondary School.

Vernon district schools gain upgrades

At Fulton, an issue with busing and traffic conflicts resulted in separating the parking lot to make it safer for students

Work has been completed at Clarence Fulton Secondary School.
Four of the original Best of Bridge authors meet with the new generation: Mary Halpen (left)

The culinary baton has been passed

A new generation of Best of Bridge ladies continue the tradition that began more than 40 years ago

Four of the original Best of Bridge authors meet with the new generation: Mary Halpen (left)
A new primary division has been added at Kinston Elementary in Coldstream.

Funding spells out success for Vernon district students

New classes and programs made available at various schools

A new primary division has been added at Kinston Elementary in Coldstream.
Patricia Soderquist checks over some of her great finds at the Kal Tire Community Garage Sale and Market for Okanagan Rail Trail held Saturday at the Kal Tire corporate office building on Kal Lake Road.

Selling treasures for the trail

Kal Tire Community Garage Sale and Market last weekend proves rewarding for reporter and Okanagan Rail Trail

Patricia Soderquist checks over some of her great finds at the Kal Tire Community Garage Sale and Market for Okanagan Rail Trail held Saturday at the Kal Tire corporate office building on Kal Lake Road.
Owner of Enhance Studio Medi-Spa Kristie Moore (second left) and her mother Lynn Moore (centre)

Studio continues to ‘Enhance’ services

It’s been 30 years since Lynne Moore opened the doors of Enhance Studio in Vernon.

Owner of Enhance Studio Medi-Spa Kristie Moore (second left) and her mother Lynn Moore (centre)
Vernon bus driver Deborah Benson shares some safety tips at the Village Green Centre during Operation Safe Stop Friday.

Drivers urged to be safe with school buses

There is a problem with motorists who illegally pass stopped school buses

Vernon bus driver Deborah Benson shares some safety tips at the Village Green Centre during Operation Safe Stop Friday.
The Okanagan Rail Trail will turn the old CN train tracks into a cycling and hiking trail connecting Coldstream to Kelowna.

Kal Tire rolls out garage sale for rail trail

Staff at the Vernon office are organizing the Kal Tire Community Garage Sale and Market, Saturda

The Okanagan Rail Trail will turn the old CN train tracks into a cycling and hiking trail connecting Coldstream to Kelowna.
Const. Marc Jones (left)

Spend a day with the police dogs

RCMP offers a day to watch the police dogs in training as a silent auction item for the Vernon SPCA fundraiser, Pints for Paws

Const. Marc Jones (left)