Canada Post workers go on strike outside the Vernon post office

Canada Post workers go on strike outside the Vernon post office

Year in Review – June 2011

A look back at the news and events that shaped 2011

  • Jan. 1, 2012 1:00 p.m.

The North Okanagan goes Canuck crazy, along with the rest of B.C., decking out their cars, businesses and even lawns in the Vancouver team’s logo as the Stanley Cup playoffs ensue.

Coldstream Elementary School marks a new era at the official grand opening of the recently erected building, replacing the circa 1909 school.

Canada Post workers go on strike outside the Vernon post office, putting a halt to mail delivery during the 24-hour job action.

Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park, also known as the ‘people’s park,’ celebrates its 25th anniversary.

A massive fire breaks out at North Enderby Timber, destroying the planer mill, but no one was hurt in the blaze.

Vernon Vipers captain Dave Robinson reflects on his history with the snakes as he gears up to move into the Calgary Dinos den. “Calgary’s getting a helluva player,” said Vipers’ head coach Mark Ferner.

NDP leader Adrian Dix joins HST protestors on 32nd Street, spreading a message that the tax needs to be scrapped.

Lavington writer/director M.F. McDowell picks up an award for best drama pilot (La Fontaine, an Okanaga-based sci-fi drama) at the 2011 Banff World Media Festival.

A Cherryville farm is suspected in a B.C.-wide case of bovine tuberculosis.

The call for more beds gets louder as protestors once again spread their message in front of Vernon Jubilee Hospital, and further rallies are planned.

 

Funtastic swings into action with four days of slowpitch in Vernon, Armstrong and Enderby. The event also includes three evenings of entertainment at the DND grounds, featuring such talents as Glass Tiger.