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A conceptual rendering of the Silver Star Road multi-use path. (City of Vernon image)

Detour on Vernon’s Silver Star Road as multi-use pathway drives ahead

The detour will be in place for the next couple of weeks

 

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are asking residents planning home renovations to use due diligence when seeking a contractor, as two area residents have been scammed out of more than $16,000 after finding a contractor through a Facebook ad. (File photo)

RCMP warn of Okanagan contractor fraud

Two Vernon area residents scammed out of thousands after hiring company through social media ad

 

The historic Peanut Pool at Vernon’s Lakeview Park is being deconstructed, to be replaced by new pool in 2023. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Historic Vernon pool shelled by machinery

Peanut Pool being demolished this week; new facility at Lakeview Park to open in summer 2023

 

A reclaimed feature of Vernon’s as yet unopened Civic Memorial Park has been targeted by graffiti vandals. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Graffiti vandals tag Vernon’s fenced-off Civic Memorial Park

The unopened park has already been the subject of multiple incidents of vandalism

A reclaimed feature of Vernon’s as yet unopened Civic Memorial Park has been targeted by graffiti vandals. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Minister of Seniors Kamal Khera speaks at a funding announcement for $21 million from the federal government to increase the number of trades apprentices in the province. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Feds announce $21 million in funding to hire more than 2,100 apprentices in B.C.

B.C. Construction Association to administer project focused on increasing, diversifying workforce

Minister of Seniors Kamal Khera speaks at a funding announcement for $21 million from the federal government to increase the number of trades apprentices in the province. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
(Photo - City of Vernon)

Overnight sewer work may be noisy for Vernon neighbourhood

The cleaning will take place on Aug. 11 and 12 from 1 a.m. at 7 a.m.

(Photo - City of Vernon)
Crews work at the Othello Bridge on the Coquihalla on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

Permanent repairs coming for Othello stretch of Coquihalla Highway

Work is expected to begin in early August and be completed sometime in the fall

Crews work at the Othello Bridge on the Coquihalla on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)
A memorial was held on the one year anniversary of a crane collapse that killed five at a construction site in downtown Kelowna July 12, 2021 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

VIDEO: Memorial marks one year since deadly crane collapse shook Kelowna

Five horn blasts were aired to mark the one year anniversary

  • Jul 12, 2022
A memorial was held on the one year anniversary of a crane collapse that killed five at a construction site in downtown Kelowna July 12, 2021 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
A memorial for the five victims of July’s fatal crane collapse stands in front of the Bernard Block construction site in downtown Kelowna as two new tower cranes are assembled at the site on Oct. 26, 2021. (Capital News)

Mission Group holds moment of silence on anniversary of Kelowna crane collapse

Five men died when a crane collapsed at a downtown Kelowna construction site July 12, 2021

  • Jun 29, 2022
A memorial for the five victims of July’s fatal crane collapse stands in front of the Bernard Block construction site in downtown Kelowna as two new tower cranes are assembled at the site on Oct. 26, 2021. (Capital News)
Kicking Horse Canyon extended closures are back, with a one month closure that comes into effect on April 19 and will last until the May long weekend. (MOTI photo)

Fourth round of extended Highway 1 closures announced east of Golden

It’s a part of Phase 4 of the Kicking Horse Canyon Project

Kicking Horse Canyon extended closures are back, with a one month closure that comes into effect on April 19 and will last until the May long weekend. (MOTI photo)
There will be some disruption for Vernon downtown shoppers as a major reconstruction of 31st Avenue gets underway next month. (File photo)

Vernon downtown core street gets infrastructure upgrade

31st Avenue reconstruction begins in early July

There will be some disruption for Vernon downtown shoppers as a major reconstruction of 31st Avenue gets underway next month. (File photo)
Richmond Drive area CN Rail tracks, July 20, 2021. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Rail work closes Coldstream road

CN Rail replacing crossing in Lavington

Richmond Drive area CN Rail tracks, July 20, 2021. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
Traffic will begin driving over the new Salmon River bridge on Thursday, May 26, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

New traffic pattern ahead: Vehicles to begin navigating new Salmon River bridge along Highway 1

Move from older section of Highway 1 to take place Thursday, May 26

Traffic will begin driving over the new Salmon River bridge on Thursday, May 26, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Brendon Ogmundson, Chief Economist for BC Real Estate Association. (Photo/Gary Barnes)

Big drop in housing sales predicted for Central Okanagan

Economist expects prices will stay relatively flat

Brendon Ogmundson, Chief Economist for BC Real Estate Association. (Photo/Gary Barnes)
Const. Rob Marshall of BC RCMP Highway Patrol records the speeds of motorists driving through a cone zone while TELUS worker Chad Barnett is on the worksite on Dog Creek Road Tuesday (Sept. 14). (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Cone Zone campaign encourages Lake Country motorists to drive safe

Two roadside workers in B.C. died after being hit by a vehicle last year

  • May 16, 2022
Const. Rob Marshall of BC RCMP Highway Patrol records the speeds of motorists driving through a cone zone while TELUS worker Chad Barnett is on the worksite on Dog Creek Road Tuesday (Sept. 14). (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Flooring in the restaurant was heavily damaged in flooding caused by a burst water pipe. (Photo/Mayor Cindy Fortin Facebook)

Peachland’s Gasthaus On the Lake getting set to welcome back guests

Popular restaurant looking to re-open this summer

Flooring in the restaurant was heavily damaged in flooding caused by a burst water pipe. (Photo/Mayor Cindy Fortin Facebook)
The City of Vernon is doing sewer work that includes a temporary closure of part of 39th Avenue. (City of Vernon photo)

Sewer work to close part of Vernon road

39th Avenue between 23rd and 25th Streets will be closed to motorists starting on Thursday, May 12

The City of Vernon is doing sewer work that includes a temporary closure of part of 39th Avenue. (City of Vernon photo)
Work is nearly complete on the new Civic Memorial Park on 37th Avenue, site of the former Vernon Civic Arena. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

New Vernon park nears completion

Civic Memorial Park is going up on the site of the old Vernon Civic Arena

Work is nearly complete on the new Civic Memorial Park on 37th Avenue, site of the former Vernon Civic Arena. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Habitat for Humanity Okanagan gave three families the keys to their new homes in Lake Country April 29, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Calendar)

Three more families in affordable living thanks to Habitat for Humanity Okanagan

Families were handed the keys to their new homes on Powley Court in Lake Country

  • May 2, 2022
Habitat for Humanity Okanagan gave three families the keys to their new homes in Lake Country April 29, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Calendar)
Danielle Pritchett was supported by friends and family as she spoke in Kelowna’s Ben Lee Park on April 28, 2022 about her son Cailen Vilness, a victim of the July 2021 Kelowna crane collapse (Brittany Webster)

Mom of man killed in Kelowna crane collapse speaks out on workplace Day of Mourning

161 work related deaths were reported in B.C. in 2021

  • Apr 28, 2022
Danielle Pritchett was supported by friends and family as she spoke in Kelowna’s Ben Lee Park on April 28, 2022 about her son Cailen Vilness, a victim of the July 2021 Kelowna crane collapse (Brittany Webster)
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