Clothes collected

Warm clothes are being collected for the street nurse program, Vernon Women’s Transition House and others in need

Warm clothes are being collected for the street nurse program, Vernon Women’s Transition House and others in need.

Beginning Monday, items for the Warm and Fuzzy campaign can be dropped off at Sutton Group Lakefront Realty weekdays from 9 a.m. to  5 p.m. at  2749 30th St. in downtown Vernon.

There will also be a drive-thru from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 4 at Sutton.

Items needed for men, women and children include coats, hats, mitts, gloves, boots, sweaters, warm socks and any warm outerwear.

Cheques written to the Howard House Society, as well as cash will also be forwarded.

Donations of towels are also being sought by local organizations.

“There is no reason any of our area people need to suffer in the cold,” said Jake Russell, event spokesperson.

“We’re happy to help in this way and will continue to do so.”

For information about the Warm and Fuzzy campaign, call Russell at 250-549-3944.

 

Just Posted

Monty Python’s Spamalot set for Vernon stage

Big Apple Productions raises silliness to an art form

Vernon RCMP ready to arrest, for kids

Suspects sought for North Okanagan Jail & Bail Thursday, May 30

More classrooms on the way for Vernon students

Minister of Education announces 240-seat expansion at BX Elementary

Grammatically incorrect tagging strikes Vernon bylaw office

Anti-tag team will begin working next week to target such vandalism

Brain Injury Awareness Month brings discussion to Vernon

The Vernon Brain Health Symposium takes place June 1

Rally for climate justice strikes Vernon yet again

A handful of students were seen rallying in front of the Okanagan Science Centre

Sit-in on Saturday will protest move to curb loitering in Penticton’s downtown

Nanaimo Square Sit-In is taking place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Friend of accused Kelowna murderer takes the stand

Elrich Dyck’s testimony continued Friday with details from the night Chris Ausman was killed

Crews respond to smoke at Penticton thrift store

The rooftop A/C unit began filling the building with smoke, prompting them to evacuate

Housing provided for women and children fleeing violence in Penticton

Announcement on Friday is part of a provincewide initiative to construct additional housing.

People’s Party of Canada leader talks B.C. trade to Penticton supporters

Maxime Bernier, head of the new federal political party, spoke at Time Winery on Friday

Princeton RCMP recover stolen homework and save the grade

It’s a slightly better excuse than “the dog ate my homework.” Earlier… Continue reading

New Summerland distillery has received recognition

Alchemist Distiller won audience choice award at recent competition

Scheer says it would take Conservatives five years to balance budget

Scheeraccused the Liberal government of spending $79.5 billion of previously unbudgeted funds

Most Read