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  • May 30, 2022

 

Flanked by children, members of council and others involved with the creation of new playground equipment, Summerland Mayor Toni Boot cuts the ribbon to officially open the new equipment. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland opens state-of-the-art playground

Facility in Memorial Park the first of its kind in Canada

 

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

 

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

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)
Design drawings for a new Enderby outdoor pool. (City of Enderby)

Grants buoy new Enderby and Vernon pools

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

Design drawings for a new Enderby outdoor pool. (City of Enderby)
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)

Trio taken to hospital after canoes capsize on Okanagan Lake

Incident happened in Vernon near Beachcomber Bay at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30

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)
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)
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)

North Okanagan 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)
The City of Vernon is taking a close look at six high-priority Okanagan Lake access points, including three sites along Tronson Road (pictured above) in May 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Vernon council looking closely at Okanagan Lake access points

Six access points have been identified as ideal for recreation

The City of Vernon is taking a close look at six high-priority Okanagan Lake access points, including three sites along Tronson Road (pictured above) in May 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Fishing licences came available for sale Thursday, April 1, and the federal government has introduced a new tool to help anglers – those who are required – to record their catches. (Black Press Media files)

New digital recording tool available for fishing licence sales in B.C.

Anglers can now use an ‘easy’ online system to take note of fish they have caught, as per DFO rules

Fishing licences came available for sale Thursday, April 1, and the federal government has introduced a new tool to help anglers – those who are required – to record their catches. (Black Press Media files)
Sugar Lake is just as sweet in winter, with a variety of cool-weather activities to enjoy.

Summer is sweet at Sugar Lake (and winter’s pretty cool, too!)

Year-round memories await at your lakeside Okanagan cabin

  • Mar 1, 2021
Sugar Lake is just as sweet in winter, with a variety of cool-weather activities to enjoy.
Morning Star file photo
The Vernon swimming pool will host free events Sunday and Monday.

North Okanagan pool reopens after week-long closure

Lanes, leisure and hot tub back up and running Feb. 23

Morning Star file photo
The Vernon swimming pool will host free events Sunday and Monday.
Vernon’s Kal Tire Place. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Vernon recreation revenue down significantly in 2020

Greater Vernon Recreation services is cutting programs, raising fees to offset 2020 losses

Vernon’s Kal Tire Place. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)