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A conceptual design of Vernon's Active Living Centre, which will go to a referendum Oct. 15, 2022. (Rendering)

Vernon Kin Race Track plan heads to public

Feedback to be provided before final approval sought; mayor unhappy with Active Living Centre access

 

A conceptual design of Vernon's new Active Living Centre, which will go to referendum Oct. 15, 2022. (Rendering)

Vernon loses another neighbour in new rec centre referendum

Lumby decides not to participate in recreation agreement and October vote

 

The municipality of Summerland has received federal and provincial funding for the next two phases of the Giant’s Head Mountain Trails Redevelopment project. (Photo by Jack Liu)

$1.68M in trail improvements coming to Giant’s Head Mountain in Summerland

Giant’s Head Mountain, a dormant volcano, is very popular for hiking and biking

 

A conceptual design of Vernon's new Active Living Centre, which will go to referendum Oct. 15, 2022. (Rendering)

Referendum on track for new $121M Vernon rec centre

Despite opposition from Coldstream, rural areas and increased costs

A conceptual design of Vernon's new Active Living Centre, which will go to referendum Oct. 15, 2022. (Rendering)
Visions of a new pool in Enderby are finally becomming a reality thanks to $5 million in funding. (Enderby illustration)

Grants buoy new Enderby and Vernon pools

New Peanut Pool with spray park, Enderby pool with lazy river, hot tub

Visions of a new pool in Enderby are finally becomming a reality thanks to $5 million in funding. (Enderby illustration)
A conceptual design of Vernon’s Active Living Centre, which will go to a referendum Oct. 15, 2022. (Rendering)

Coldstream, rural areas bow out of Vernon’s active living centre project

Coldstream and RDNO electoral area directors have declined an invitation to participate in the project

A conceptual design of Vernon’s Active Living Centre, which will go to a referendum Oct. 15, 2022. (Rendering)
Three people have been taken to Vernon Jubilee Hospital in stable condition after two canoes reportedly overturned and capsized in Okanagan Lake near Beachcomber Bay Wednesday afternoon, March 30. (File photo)

Trio taken to Vernon hospital after canoes capsize

Incident happened on Okanagan Lake near Beachcomber Bay at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30

Three people have been taken to Vernon Jubilee Hospital in stable condition after two canoes reportedly overturned and capsized in Okanagan Lake near Beachcomber Bay Wednesday afternoon, March 30. (File photo)
Little Enisa Billy, daughter of Allison Echeverria and Lanny Billy, appeared to be enjoying the ceremony honouring the Secwépemc flag on March 20 at the Spectator Arena. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

VIDEO: Ceremony celebrates Secwépemc flag in Salmon Arm’s Shaw Centre arena

Flag honoured by teams in Tier2 U13 provincial championships taking place through March 23

Little Enisa Billy, daughter of Allison Echeverria and Lanny Billy, appeared to be enjoying the ceremony honouring the Secwépemc flag on March 20 at the Spectator Arena. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
An option for a replacement of the Summerland Aquatic Centre would have the new facility in front of the existing Summerland Arena. (Carscadden Stokes and MacDonald Architects image)

Summerland council picks site for new pool

Preferred location in front of arena and curling club

An option for a replacement of the Summerland Aquatic Centre would have the new facility in front of the existing Summerland Arena. (Carscadden Stokes and MacDonald Architects image)
A survey to provide input on a future park at the former site of Vernon's Kin Race Track is open until Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021. (City of Vernon photo)

Vernon piecing together Kin Race Track plan

Test fit results conducted by staff presented to council; parking remains an issue

A survey to provide input on a future park at the former site of Vernon's Kin Race Track is open until Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021. (City of Vernon photo)
Breaking ground on the new community hall and child care facility in Coldstream is Hollie Henderson (from left), Maven Lane: Tim Sahuri, Sahuri + Associates Architecture Inc.; Larry Sawchuk, Sawchuk Developments Co. Ltd.; MLA Harwinder Sandhu; Mayor Jim Garlick and Coun. Glen Taylor. (Contributed)

Community hall, child care spaces break ground in Coldstream

Former site of Women’s Institute to house events up to 200 people and 84 child care spots

Breaking ground on the new community hall and child care facility in Coldstream is Hollie Henderson (from left), Maven Lane: Tim Sahuri, Sahuri + Associates Architecture Inc.; Larry Sawchuk, Sawchuk Developments Co. Ltd.; MLA Harwinder Sandhu; Mayor Jim Garlick and Coun. Glen Taylor. (Contributed)
Rhonda Catt (left) and Carla Rayner are partners in Vernon’s private facility, Training House, located on second floor of Kal Tire Place North arena. The pair are launching a new program in January for students in Grades 7-12 aimed at improving youth mental health. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon gym looks to improve youth mental health

Training House in Kal Tire Place North will launch MY HOUSE program Jan. 3 for students in Grades 7-12

Rhonda Catt (left) and Carla Rayner are partners in Vernon’s private facility, Training House, located on second floor of Kal Tire Place North arena. The pair are launching a new program in January for students in Grades 7-12 aimed at improving youth mental health. (Morning Star - file photo)
Vernon’s Sareena Nickoli, owner-operator of Soul Studio on 43rd Avenue, has been named runner-up in the nationwide Canada Post 2021 Tales of Triumph contest in the Offline to Online category. (Instagram photo)

Canada Post shows soul for Vernon studio

Soul Studio named runner-up in Canadawide Offline to Online Tales of Triumph contest

Vernon’s Sareena Nickoli, owner-operator of Soul Studio on 43rd Avenue, has been named runner-up in the nationwide Canada Post 2021 Tales of Triumph contest in the Offline to Online category. (Instagram photo)
Softball has been among the uses at the former Kin Race Track and could be part of the future of a new park located at the facility. The City of Vernon has created a survey for the public’s input as to what it would like to see at the site. (Morning Star - file photo)

Public ideas sought for new Vernon park

City creates survey to hear from residents about what they’d like for new park at Kin Race Track site

Softball has been among the uses at the former Kin Race Track and could be part of the future of a new park located at the facility. The City of Vernon has created a survey for the public’s input as to what it would like to see at the site. (Morning Star - file photo)
The City of Vernon will spend up to $180,000 for conceptual and design work to help with funding applications for a new pool, spray park, washroom and mechanical room at Lakeview Park. The pool would replace the existing, aging, ‘Peanut Pool.’ (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon wades into plans to replace aging Peanut Pool

Up to $180,000 will be spent on design and conceptual drawings to help with grant application for pool funding

The City of Vernon will spend up to $180,000 for conceptual and design work to help with funding applications for a new pool, spray park, washroom and mechanical room at Lakeview Park. The pool would replace the existing, aging, ‘Peanut Pool.’ (Morning Star - file photo)
Greater Vernon Recreation Services is reminding the public that the Aquatic Centre’s annual maintenance shutdown will begin Sunday, June 20, 2021. (Photo: Chris Sharpe/Google Street View).

Vernon Aquatic Centre’s maintenance shutdown starts this weekend

The annual shutdown arrives earlier in the year than usual, will last longer due to some ‘much larger undertakings’

Greater Vernon Recreation Services is reminding the public that the Aquatic Centre’s annual maintenance shutdown will begin Sunday, June 20, 2021. (Photo: Chris Sharpe/Google Street View).
A conceptual design of Vernon’s new Active Living Centre, which will go to referendum Oct. 15, 2022. (Rendering)

Active living centre 2022 referendum planned in Vernon

City hoping to get Coldstream and Areas B and C back on board

A conceptual design of Vernon’s new Active Living Centre, which will go to referendum Oct. 15, 2022. (Rendering)
(Clint Trahan photo)

Penticton looking for perfect place to construct new mountain bike park

Mountain bike tourism in B.C. has been on the rise in recent years

(Clint Trahan photo)
The Vernon Aquatic Centre will be closed for its annual maintenance twice as long this year. (City of Vernon photo)

Vernon pool closing for six weeks over summer

Repairs expected to improve air quality in the aquatic centre

The Vernon Aquatic Centre will be closed for its annual maintenance twice as long this year. (City of Vernon photo)
Enderby and District Recreation Services installing upgrades to the splash mark — May 2021. (Recreation Services photo)

Extra summer fun added to Enderby spray park

Upgrades have been made to the Barnes Park facility; meanwhile, Vernon’s spray park has been levelled

Enderby and District Recreation Services installing upgrades to the splash mark — May 2021. (Recreation Services photo)