• Panthers in Corporate Classic final today - Vernon Morning Star

    Panthers in Corporate Classic final today
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    Caden Doyle of the Fulton Maroons knocks over Malcolm MacDonald of the Duchess Park Condors in front of Carter Karpenko Friday at Fulton. — image credit: Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star. The VSS Panthers will be shooting to win the 17th annual senior ...
  • North Valley gymnasts sparkle - Vernon Morning Star

    North Valley gymnasts sparkle
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    Gymnasts from Vernon's North Valley Gymnastics Club (NVG) rocked their first competition of the season at the annual Cobweb Invitational, hosted by the Okanagan Gymnastic Club (OGC) inKelowna. The gymnasts competed in women's artistic gymnastics ...
  • Midgets run over Royals - Vernon Morning Star

    Midgets run over Royals
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    The Vernon Home Building Centre Midget Tier 2 Vipers stopped the North Zone Tier 1 Royals of Salmon 5-3 in exhibition hockey play Friday night in Sicamous. With several key players out and affiliates Lincoln Connor and Noah Debalinhard in, the ...
  • Jagger gets Vipers moving for tie with Silverbacks - Vernon Morning Star

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    Niko Karamanis of the Vernon Vipers redirects a shot that goes over Salmon Arm Silverback goalie Nic Tallarico's head in BCHL play Friday night at Kal Tire Place. The teams tied 3-3 in double overtime. — image credit: Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star.
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  • Foster looks to continue legacy - Vernon Morning Star

    Foster looks to continue legacy
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    Vernon-Monashee MLA Eric Foster speaks during the recent grand opening of the Blair Apartments in Vernon, which the provincial government helped purchase to transform the old Journey Inn motel into low-income housing. — image credit: Morning Star ...
  • Students map their Canadian identity through art - Vernon Morning Star

    Students map their Canadian identity through art
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    Keeghan McRae's, Grade 11 VSS student, shows his screen print, Luke Warm, in the Mapping Canadian Identity exhibition at Gallery Vertigo. McRae printed this particular image as a funny reference to the stereotype that all Canadians live in igloos ...
  • Village marks Canada's 150th - Vernon Morning Star

    Village marks Canada's 150th
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    Council met with eight residents Monday about Canada Day festivities and celebrating the 150th anniversary of confederation. “Because it's Canada's 150th birthday, we have decided to put on an expanded display,” said Coun. Nick Hodge. The village has ...
  • Second Vernon walk-in clinic set to close - Globalnews.ca

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    Second Vernon walk-in clinic set to close
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    You may soon be waiting longer to see a doctor at a walk-in clinic in Vernon. The Gartree Medical Clinic is set to close on March 24, making it the second Vernon walk-in clinic to shut its doors in just under a year. Read More: Vernon walk-in clinic ...
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  • Bevy of business break ins - Castanet.net

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    Bevy of business break ins
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    Vernon RCMP Const. Jocelyn Noseworthy said police have “seen a rash of break and enters and attempted break and enters to automotive-based businesses in the last month.” The first was on Dec. 20 at about 4:45 a.m., when someone attempted to break ...
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  • Stubborn fire near Vernon takes hours to extinguish, leaves three homeless - Globalnews.ca

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    Stubborn fire near Vernon takes hours to extinguish, leaves three homeless
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    Firefighters in the north Okanagan spent much of the day Thursday at a stubborn house fire on Old Kamloops Road near Vernon. Frigid winter temperatures posed an additional challenge for firefighters trying to put out the hard to reach blaze. Crews were ...
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  • Provincial theatre competition comes to Vernon - Vernon Morning Star

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    Provincial theatre competition comes to Vernon
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    The Vernon Performing Arts Centre will host Theatre B.C.'s Mainstage from June 30 to July 8. — image credit: Morning Star file photo. 0. by Richard Rolke - Vernon Morning Star; posted Jan 11, 2017 at 1:00 PM. Vernon taxpayers could help raise the ...
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  • A place to store their stuff - Castanet.net

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    A place to store their stuff
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    It may not be much, but it's all they have and Vernon's Upper Room Mission is investigating how to provide adequate and safe space for homeless to store their personal belongings. Rick Lavin, executive director and Lisa Anderson, director of resource ...and more »
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  • Program opens new chapter for kids - Vernon Morning Star

    Program opens new chapter for kids
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    Carmella McCrea, nine, reads a book with some help from One to One volunteer Pat Nolan at BX Elementary. — image credit: Jennifer Smith/Morning Star. 0. by Jennifer Smith - Vernon Morning Star; Vernon posted Jan 11, 2017 at 12:00 PM. Kids struggling ...
  • Countdown to annual Vernon Winter Carnival begins - Vernon Morning Star

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    Countdown to annual Vernon Winter Carnival begins
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    It's been a long time since the Greater Vernon Museum took part in Vernon's annual Winter Carnival. The museum is returning in a big way. “We're going to be hosting a pair of events,” said museum marketing and communications coordinator Denise Marsh at ...
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  • Icy roads lead to crash - Castanet.net

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    Icy roads lead to crash
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    Three people were taken to Vernon Jubilee Hospital with minor injuries following a Wednesday morning crash, including a six-year-old girl. Shortly after 8:30 a.m., police and ambulance crews responded to the two-vehicle accident near the intersection ...
  • Vernon budget gets the green light - Vernon Morning Star

    Vernon budget gets the green light
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    “It's not as good as what I wanted but I'm not unhappy with it,” said Coun. Bob Spiers of the financial plan. “It's almost as low as it could go.” Coun. Juliette Cunningham is pleased with the outcome of the budget process. “We sharpened our pencils ...
  • Uptown 10 funks up the Vernon Jazz Club Saturday - Vernon Morning Star

    Uptown 10 funks up the Vernon Jazz Club Saturday
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    The Uptown 10, Dean Bates (alto/tenor sax & flute), Mark Anthony Larmand (guitar), Mike Fic (bass & vocals), Sandi Deschner (vocals), Mike Schell (trumpet), Julie Masi (vocals & percussion), Scott Gamble (drums), Gordie Frie (baritone/tenor sax), Chris ...
  • The King of Elvis tributes returns to Vernon - Vernon Morning Star

    The King of Elvis tributes returns to Vernon
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    Donny Edwards brings his tribute to the King back to the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Feb. 9. — image credit: Photo submitted. 0. by Staff Writer - Vernon Morning Star; Vernon posted Jan 11, 2017 at 7:00 AM. The King is coming back to the building.and more »
  • Optimism high within Vernon School District - Vernon Morning Star

    Optimism high within Vernon School District
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    In a year filled with increasing enrolment and innovative programs, Kelly Smith said the Vernon School District has much to celebrate. “There was great sharing of strategies and teaching ideas that will support our learners,” said Smith, school board ...and more »
  • 19 charged, fentanyl seized in undercover Vernon drug bust - CBC.ca

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    19 charged, fentanyl seized in undercover Vernon drug bust
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    A total of 19 people have been charged with 30 counts of trafficking in a controlled substance as part of an undercover drug investigation in the North Okanagan. Officers conducted the undercover operation over the course of several days in November ...
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  • Who'll battle Foster? - Castanet.net

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    Who'll battle Foster?
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    With exactly four months to go until the provincial election, B.C. New Democrats don't have a candidate in place to run against sitting MLA Eric Foster for the Vernon Monashee riding. Foster successfully ran twice for the Liberal party against past NDP ...
  • 'Oh deer' it's icy - Vernon Morning Star

    'Oh deer' it's icy
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    While frigid temperatures mean fun on frozen lakes for some, others don't always enjoy an icy surface. On Jan. 5, Conservation officers were called out to a frozen section of Okanagan Lake in Vernon, after receiving a report of a mule deer in distress ...and more »
  • More white stuff predicted - Castanet.net

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    More white stuff predicted
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    As the North Okanagan digs its way out of another winter dump of the white stuff, more snow is predicted for later in the day. An estimated 10-15 cm of snow landed on the Vernon area overnight and Environment Canada is calling for flurries this ...
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  • Creeks target of water quality study - Vernon Morning Star

    Creeks target of water quality study
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    Two creeks will be studied to see if they are impacting water quality in Kalamalka Lake. — image credit: debbie gibson photo. by Richard Rolke - Vernon Morning Star; Greater Vernon posted Jan 9, 2017 at 12:00 PM. A study could ultimately help improve ...
  • On target for gold medal - Castanet.net

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    On target for gold medal
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    Hailey Yablonski was on target at the Okanagan and Kootenay Zone Cadet Biathlon Competition, taking top spot in the Senior Girls 5 km division. A member of the 63 Kalamalka Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps, Yablonski won gold at the competition on ...
  • Vernon RCMP on hunt for suspected purse thief - Vernon Morning Star

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    Vernon RCMP on hunt for suspected purse thief
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    Vernon RCMP would like some information about an alleged purse thief. The incident happened at the downtown Vernon Safeway at around 5 p.m. Saturday. — image credit: photo submitted. 0. by Roger Knox - Vernon Morning Star; Vernon posted Jan 9 ...
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  • UPDATE: Snowfall warning in effect for Coquihalla - Vernon Morning Star

    UPDATE: Snowfall warning in effect for Coquihalla
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    For the second day in a row a snowfall warning is in effect for the Coquihalla. Environment Canada says an additional 15 centimetres of snow is expected on Highway 5 from Hope to Merritt. “An onshore flow of moist unstable air is producing heavy snow ...and more »
  • Alleged Vernon purse snatcher caught on camera - InfoTel News Ltd

    Alleged Vernon purse snatcher caught on camera
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    VERNON - Police have released a photo of a woman who allegedly stole a purse from an elderly woman in Vernon last week. Around 5 p.m. on Jan. 5, an elderly woman was shopping at the downtown Vernon Safeway when someone took her purse, Const.
  • Award deadline extended - Castanet.net

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    Award deadline extended
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    The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce is extending the deadline for nominations for the 2017 Business Excellence Awards until early next week. Nominations were set to close Friday, Jan. 6, but the deadline has now been extended until Tuesday Jan.
  • British Columbians pay tax on the carbon tax, and one Vernon city councillor isn't happy about it - CBC.ca

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    British Columbians pay tax on the carbon tax, and one Vernon city councillor isn't happy about it
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    A disgruntled city councillor is trying to take the federal government to task for taxing B.C.'s carbon tax. Bob Spiers, a city councilor in Vernon B.C., started a petition urging the federal government to stop charging the Goods and Services Tax on ...
    Carbon tax petition gains strong supportVernon Morning Star
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  • British Columbians pay tax on the carbon tax, and one Vernon city ... - CBC.ca

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    British Columbians pay tax on the carbon tax, and one Vernon city ...
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    Vernon Coun. Bob Spiers has started a petition to keep the federal government from collecting GST from B.C.'s carbon tax.
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  • Downtown Vernon project on track - Vernon Morning Star

    Downtown Vernon project on track
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    The Hub Downtown, a combination of apartments and commercial space, is planned for 28th Avenue and 34th Street. — image credit: Graphic submitted. Vernon posted Jan 8, 2017 at 12:00 PM— updated Jan 8, 2017 at 3:22 PM. More people will be living in ...
  • Don Cherry's now open at the Lodge - Vernon Morning Star

    Don Cherry's now open at the Lodge
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    Rick Reichelt (left), Inna Turchin and Ed Kendall have opened the new Don Cherry's Sports Grill at the Vernon Lodge Hotel. — image credit: lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star. A beloved hockey icon has taken over Checkers Bar and Grill. Don Cherry's Sports ...
  • Greater Vernon Water plan targets leaky pipes - Vernon Morning Star

    Greater Vernon Water plan targets leaky pipes
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    Water main breaks could be a never-ending battle, but the troops are ready for the fight. Greater Vernon Water is currently in the midst of an infrastructure plan, with a primary focus being pipes in Vernon, Coldstream and the electoral areas. “We have ...and more »
  • Guilty on 21 charges - Vernon News - Castanet.net - Castanet.net

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    Guilty on 21 charges - Vernon News - Castanet.net
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    A Vernon man has been found guilty on 21 of 22 counts against him in connection with a large drug bust in Vancouver two years ago. Charges against Ronald ...
    Heroin found in lamps sent from Thailand; Vernon man convicted ...The Daily Courier (subscription)
    Vernon man guilty in international heroin importation case ...InfoTel News Ltdall 3 news articles »
  • Toran terrific on BMX track - Vernon Morning Star

    Toran terrific on BMX track
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    Toran Edwards of Vernon is ranked No. 1 among his age group in the Okanagan district, province and Canada, and is ranked No. 3 in points among all male BMX riders in the country. — image credit: LEE CEJALVO PHOTO. by Roger Knox - Vernon Morning ...
  • Double OD at Sandman - Vernon News - Castanet.net - Castanet.net

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    Double OD at Sandman - Vernon News - Castanet.net
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    Emergency personnel rushed to the Sandman Suites on 32nd Street Friday afternoon after a report of two unconscious men in one of the apartments.and more »
  • Greater Vernon chamber extends nominations deadline - Vernon ... - Vernon Morning Star

    Greater Vernon chamber extends nominations deadline - Vernon ...
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    The deadline for nominations for the 2017 Business Excellence Awards is Tuesday at 5 p.m..and more »
  • Vernon district hammers out process for new teachers - Vernon News - Vernon Morning Star

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    Vernon district hammers out process for new teachers - Vernon News
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    District officials met with the teachers' union Friday to discuss additional funding for teachers.
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  • No taxpayer funds for drought-tolerant landscaping - Vernon Morning Star

    No taxpayer funds for drought-tolerant landscaping
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    Despite a staff recommendation, the Greater Vernon Advisory Committee will not apply to the Okanagan Basin Water Board for a residential xeriscape rebate program. “I don't see the value in it,” said director Doug Dirk. Staff recommended a program ...