Vernon

A large quantity of drugs, including prescription drugs, was found in a Vernon drug bust Nov. 30, 2022. (RCMP photo)

2,400 pills found in crowded home during Vernon drug bust

RCMP concerned over increasing number of prescription pills found in possession of drug traffickers

 

A kitten crawled inside the engine compartment of a firetruck at a crash Sunday, Nov. 27 and was discovered back at the firehall. (City of Vernon photo)

Feline fine after fur-raising ride on Vernon fire truck

Stowaway cat catches a ride with firefighters

 

Two women escaped a stalking cougar by jumping into Kalamalka Lake Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. (File photo)

Pair of women jump into lake to escape cougar in Okanagan

The women entered Kalamalka Lake after the cougar continued to approach them

 

Vernon Panthers receiver Anderson Bicknell (right) keeps the ball pinned to his shoulder while being defended by Robert Bateman Timberwolves tacklers Jackson Kliewer (left) and Colton Marshall during the Panthers’ 35-14 win in the Subway Bowl B.C. AA Junior Varsity Football semifinal Wednesday, Nov. 23, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

Vernon Panthers advance to B.C. final, defeating Abbotsford foes

Hometown Panthers score 35-14 romp over Robert Bateman Timberwolves in junior varsity football semi

Vernon Panthers receiver Anderson Bicknell (right) keeps the ball pinned to his shoulder while being defended by Robert Bateman Timberwolves tacklers Jackson Kliewer (left) and Colton Marshall during the Panthers’ 35-14 win in the Subway Bowl B.C. AA Junior Varsity Football semifinal Wednesday, Nov. 23, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
Vernon Panthers players, coaches and parents help clear the snow from Greater Vernon Athletic Park Tuesday evening, Nov. 22, in preparation for the B.C. AA Junior Varsity Football Semifinal today, Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 2 p.m. against Abbotsford’s Robert Bateman Timberwolves. (Contributed)

Vernon parents help players, coaches with snow removal duty at GVAP for B.C. semifinal

Vernon Panthers host Robert Bateman of Abbotsford, B.C. junior varsity semifinal, 2 p.m. today, Nov. 23

Vernon Panthers players, coaches and parents help clear the snow from Greater Vernon Athletic Park Tuesday evening, Nov. 22, in preparation for the B.C. AA Junior Varsity Football Semifinal today, Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 2 p.m. against Abbotsford’s Robert Bateman Timberwolves. (Contributed)
A man hanging from the back of a transport truck took a nasty fall on Highway 97 at the south end of Vernon in a video posted to Facebook Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. (Nathan McAllister/Facebook)

VIDEO: Man hanging from transport truck falls on B.C. highway

Stunt was posted to Facebook, “Just another day in Vernon”

A man hanging from the back of a transport truck took a nasty fall on Highway 97 at the south end of Vernon in a video posted to Facebook Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. (Nathan McAllister/Facebook)
Traci Genereaux’s remains were found on a farm on Salmon River Road near Silver Creek on Oct. 21, 2017. No charges have been laid to date in connection to the 18-year-old’s death, now five years after the discovery.(Submitted photo)

Family still waiting for answers 5 years after B.C. teen’s remains found

The family has received no word from police in relation to the death of Traci Genereaux in 2017

Traci Genereaux’s remains were found on a farm on Salmon River Road near Silver Creek on Oct. 21, 2017. No charges have been laid to date in connection to the 18-year-old’s death, now five years after the discovery.(Submitted photo)
The man who murdered Vernon’s Ashley Wadsworth in the United Kingdom on Feb. 1, 2022 has been handed a life sentence. (Ashley Wadsworth/Facebook photo)

Life sentence for British man who killed Okanagan woman

Jack Sepple admitted killing Vernon’s Ashley Wadsworth in his England home on Feb. 1

The man who murdered Vernon’s Ashley Wadsworth in the United Kingdom on Feb. 1, 2022 has been handed a life sentence. (Ashley Wadsworth/Facebook photo)
Vernon Vipers player Will Blackburn waited nearly an hour for an ambulance to arrive after suffering an apparent head injury during a road game against the Prince George Spruce Kings, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (Chuck Chin photo)

Injured Vernon Viper lies on ice for nearly an hour waiting for ambulance

The ambulance arrived after Prince George’s announcer drove to the hospital to seek help

Vernon Vipers player Will Blackburn waited nearly an hour for an ambulance to arrive after suffering an apparent head injury during a road game against the Prince George Spruce Kings, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (Chuck Chin photo)
(Photo - @predatorridge/Instagram)

Okanagan resort cuts ties with Hockey Canada following assault allegations

Predator Ridge set plans in motion in June, becoming one of the first organizations to do so

(Photo - @predatorridge/Instagram)
Korry Zepik said his head was pushed into the pavement while he was protesting against the anti-COVID crowd Oct. 1 in Vernon. (Contributed)

Vernon man assaulted while counter-protesting anti-COVID rally

RCMP looking for witnesses to incident that sent pandemic believer to hospital

Korry Zepik said his head was pushed into the pavement while he was protesting against the anti-COVID crowd Oct. 1 in Vernon. (Contributed)
Shaylene Lakey grew up in Vernon in foster care and continues to live here. (Contributed)

B.C. woman shares journey to reclaim Indigenous heritage after losing it in foster care

Shaylene Lakey may have found a safe place growing up, but felt robbed of her culture

Shaylene Lakey grew up in Vernon in foster care and continues to live here. (Contributed)
Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil (centre) and Team Canada celebrate Montreal’s Felix Auger-Aliassime stunning win over world No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz of the host country in Davis Cup action Friday, Sept. 16, Spain. (Facebook photo)

B.C. player helps Canada to Davis Cup tennis knockout stage

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil and Team Canada go 2-1 in Spain to guarantee berth in next round

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil (centre) and Team Canada celebrate Montreal’s Felix Auger-Aliassime stunning win over world No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz of the host country in Davis Cup action Friday, Sept. 16, Spain. (Facebook photo)
Vernon’s Ashley Wadsworth was murdered in the U.K. Feb. 1, 2022, just days before she was scheduled to return home. (Ashley Wadsworth/Facebook photo)

‘I was shocked’: Mother of Vernon teen murdered in England upon guilty plea

Jack Sepple, 23, pleaded guilty to the murder of Ashley Wadsworth Wednesday

Vernon’s Ashley Wadsworth was murdered in the U.K. Feb. 1, 2022, just days before she was scheduled to return home. (Ashley Wadsworth/Facebook photo)
Seattle comedian Bo Johnson is coming to Vernon Saturday, Sept. 10. (Contributed)

Comedy tour brings Seattle talent to B.C.

Washington comedian joins OK, Dope crew across province

Seattle comedian Bo Johnson is coming to Vernon Saturday, Sept. 10. (Contributed)
A Fraser Valley man faces charges in connection with a stolen truck incident in Vernon. (file photo)

Abbotsford man arrested after fleeing Vernon police

The driver of a stolen vehicle was safely arrested after a making…

A Fraser Valley man faces charges in connection with a stolen truck incident in Vernon. (file photo)
Taren Lacey was last heard from on June 24, 2022 (Vernon North Okanagan RCMP)

Okanagan man goes missing after planning camping trip in B.C. Interior

Taren Lacey has not been heard from since June 24

Taren Lacey was last heard from on June 24, 2022 (Vernon North Okanagan RCMP)
Jane Gagnon holds up balloons left over from celebrating her 100th birthday Aug. 14, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Black Press)

‘I just love to live’: Vernon woman celebrates 100th birthday

Jane Gagnon celebrated her 100th birthday Aug. 14.

Jane Gagnon holds up balloons left over from celebrating her 100th birthday Aug. 14, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Black Press)
(B.C. Wildfire Services Dashboard)

Lightning starts wildfire east of Vernon

The blaze is 0.80 hectares in Cherryville

(B.C. Wildfire Services Dashboard)
Vernon-Monashee MLA Harwinder Sandhu is the subject of a recall petition in her riding, launched by a constituent. (Morning Star- file photo)

Vernon woman launches recall petition against MLA Sandhu

Genevieve Ring’s application meets requirements; petition starts Aug. 12

Vernon-Monashee MLA Harwinder Sandhu is the subject of a recall petition in her riding, launched by a constituent. (Morning Star- file photo)