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The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce has launched Rally the Valley, an initiative encouraging residents to shop local this holiday season. (GVC photo)

Vernon chamber launches shop-local contest

The Rally the Valley initiative to encourage residents to shop, experience and give locally

 

The alumni Vernon Girls Trumpet Band will return to Shoparama this weekend, an event which the original band hosted as a fundraiser for several years before disbanding. (Ingrid Baron photo)

Shoparama marches in return of Vernon Girls Trumpet Band

Weekend event will see the original fundraisers back, performing

 

The return of the Coca Cola Classic Peewee Hockey Tournament – which will celebrate its 50th year in 2022 – is among the highlights for the 62nd annual Vernon Winter Carnival, which runs Feb. 4-13. Carnival event tickets go on sale Friday, Dec. 3. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon Winter Carnival scores record number of events

More than 150 events planned for 62nd annual Carnival, Feb. 4-13. Tickets on sale Friday

 

The Township of Spallumcheen is encouraging residents to shop local while flooding in B.C. leaves supply chains to the Lower Mainland severed. (Pixabay)

Spallumcheen says ‘shop local’ while supply chains severed by flooding

Flooding and landslides have left grocery shelves bare in the area

The Township of Spallumcheen is encouraging residents to shop local while flooding in B.C. leaves supply chains to the Lower Mainland severed. (Pixabay)
Stu Smith at the Stoke the Fire table at the Revelstoke farmers market. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

‘The right veggie for the end of the world’: Hot pepper farmers weather a challenging summer

Stu Smith and Sarah Harper look back on the harvest season of 2021

Stu Smith at the Stoke the Fire table at the Revelstoke farmers market. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
Greek House Restaurant, Lake Country. (Facebook)

Eat out in Lake Country, win a $200 prize

Your patronage at a local eatery could score you a gift certificate

Greek House Restaurant, Lake Country. (Facebook)
Sweet Hoopla is one eatery in Vernon that took advantage of the patio program last spring. (City of Vernon photo)

City of Vernon issues reminder of outdoor dining guidelines

Measures are in place to allow for the temporary expansion of patios, other outdoor operations

Sweet Hoopla is one eatery in Vernon that took advantage of the patio program last spring. (City of Vernon photo)
The Greater Vernon Museum and Archives is going back in time with a calendar of historic photos from the area, available at the online gift shop. (Greater Vernon Museum and Archives)

Throwback calendar looks at Vernon’s past

Museum produces calendar full of historic images, plus raffle

The Greater Vernon Museum and Archives is going back in time with a calendar of historic photos from the area, available at the online gift shop. (Greater Vernon Museum and Archives)
Twelve new curbside pickup parking spots are now in effect along 30th Avenue in downtown Vernon. (Downtown Vernon Association photo)

Downtown Vernon curbside pick up parking now in drive

12 locations along 30th Avenue intended to help retail and dining sectors amid COVID-19

Twelve new curbside pickup parking spots are now in effect along 30th Avenue in downtown Vernon. (Downtown Vernon Association photo)
The Allan Brooks Nature Centre is kicking off a Light The Night fundraising campaign online to help with Christmas shopping for the public and fundraising for the popular Vernon attraction. (ABNC Photo)

Light the Night campaign boosts Vernon nature centre

Allan Brooks Society hosting online auction of 12 items; donations can also be made to help centre

The Allan Brooks Nature Centre is kicking off a Light The Night fundraising campaign online to help with Christmas shopping for the public and fundraising for the popular Vernon attraction. (ABNC Photo)
Vernon shopping mall tenants start to open doors

Vernon shopping mall tenants start to open doors

Modified hours for Village Green Shopping Centre starting May 20

Vernon shopping mall tenants start to open doors