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Vernon mission seeks donations

Vernon mission seeks donations

The Upper Room Mission is asking for filled backpacks to be donated by Dec. 20

Vernon mission seeks donations
Lake access developed

Lake access developed

Vernon is moving ahead with expanded lake access but not as much…

Lake access developed
Affordable housing pursued in tight market

Affordable housing pursued in tight market

The overall vacancy rate for Vernon in October was 1.5 per cent, down from 1.9 per cent during the same month in 2016

Affordable housing pursued in tight market
Downtown Vernon hosts events

Downtown Vernon hosts events

There is Shop Local Day and the Hot Chocolate Challenge Saturday

Downtown Vernon hosts events
Krystal Goolia (left) and Kaia Hennessy take in the offerings on display in downtown Vernon for the 24th annual Christmas Light Up, Saturday, Nov. 25. (Anna Zeitner/Black Press)

Light Up a holiday success

The downtown Vernon Light Up was one of the largest events in recent history

Krystal Goolia (left) and Kaia Hennessy take in the offerings on display in downtown Vernon for the 24th annual Christmas Light Up, Saturday, Nov. 25. (Anna Zeitner/Black Press)
Duties handed to Vernon council

Duties handed to Vernon council

Mayor Akbal Mund has named representatives to a number of boards and committees for 2018

Duties handed to Vernon council
North Westside director travels

North Westside director travels

The Regional District of Central Okanagan board has agreed to Wayne Carson attending conferences

North Westside director travels
Santa Claus will take part in Christmas festivities in Lumby Sunday. (file photo)

Santa visits Lumby

Santa Claus will be the special guest at the Lumby Christmas Light Up Sunday

Santa Claus will take part in Christmas festivities in Lumby Sunday. (file photo)
More police for Vernon

More police for Vernon

On Wednesday, city council approved the 2018 RCMP budget, which includes six additional officers

More police for Vernon
B.C. Conservatives demand pot rules

B.C. Conservatives demand pot rules

The party is demanding the BC NDP government include education on the dangers of cannabis

B.C. Conservatives demand pot rules
The Christmas parade takes place in Enderby Friday. (Facebook photo)

Enderby celebrates Christmas

The community’s Traditional Christmas Celebrations takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday

The Christmas parade takes place in Enderby Friday. (Facebook photo)
BEYOND THE HEADLINE: Statistics aren’t everything

BEYOND THE HEADLINE: Statistics aren’t everything

One has to wonder if anyone from Maclean’s has ever been to…

BEYOND THE HEADLINE: Statistics aren’t everything
There is a concern that pesticides negatively impact bees. (Photo submitted)

Vernon pesticide ban urged

Group urges council to restrict the use of cosmetic or non-essential pesticides on private and public land

There is a concern that pesticides negatively impact bees. (Photo submitted)
Big bucks for Vernon transit

Big bucks for Vernon transit

Council has approved a transit expansion plan for 2018, which includes 7,000 extra service hours a year and changes to most routes

Big bucks for Vernon transit
The City of Vernon has sold the 19.6-acre McMechan Reservoir to a development company. (Richard Rolke/Morning Star)

Vernon sells old reservoir

Council has sold the 19.6-acre McMechan Reservoir at 901 39th Ave. to Vernon Reservoir Developments for $6.49 million

The City of Vernon has sold the 19.6-acre McMechan Reservoir to a development company. (Richard Rolke/Morning Star)
Speeding

Speeding

In a recent issue, a reader was recommending photo radar for Vernon…

Speeding
Nordic skiing starts early

Nordic skiing starts early

Silver Star Mountain Resort will be opening for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and fat biking Friday

Nordic skiing starts early
Lumby is considering whether it should support the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. (Morning Star file photo)

Lumby reviews reconciliation

Lumby is considering whether it should support the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Lumby is considering whether it should support the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. (Morning Star file photo)
Enderby is considering ways to expand economic opportunities. (photo submitted)

Economic vision unfolds

Enderby council has received a report from a consulting firm putting together an economic development plan

Enderby is considering ways to expand economic opportunities. (photo submitted)
MP reacts to Silver Creek case

MP reacts to Silver Creek case

Like other residents of the region, the North Okanagan-Shuswap MP is watching…

MP reacts to Silver Creek case