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Curious bobcat family checks out Coldstream home

A family of three curious bobcats were caught on camera near Vernon, B.C., peering into a basement window Wednesday morning.

Hamish Dunlop recorded the trio, but said it’s not the first time they’ve stopped by his home. 54 more words


Flood damage cancels Coldstream’s Halloween fireworks

The fallout from this spring’s flooding in the Okanagan will still be felt into the fall.

Coldstream announced Thursday that the Coldstream Fire Hall will not be going ahead with Halloween fireworks at Kalamalka Beach this year. 73 more words


Three men fined thousands of dollars for illegal campfire near Vernon

Lighting up a campfire has burned a hole in the wallets of three young men in the Vernon area.

Coldstream firefighters were called to the Okanagan Rail Trail Thursday night where the trio had a campfire burning despite a ban. 99 more words


Where Have All the Butterflies Gone?

Went up Nun’s Walk today, high above River Tweed, to see if there were any butterflies on the masses of buddleias growing there, and apart from one cabbage white, nada… this photograph was taken a year or so ago when there were peacocks, red admirals, tortoishells, painted ladies, not in profusion, but still enough to be noticeable.  47 more words

Warramunda Estate Viognier 2016

From the heart of Coldstream in the Yarra Valley comes a relatively new label: first vintage being produced in 2013, though fruit had often gone to other wineries. 79 more words


The Kal Lake Pier and Open Letter to Jim Garlick

Here we go again. Another fight in Vernon accompanied by another kneejerk reaction.

Just read this article and you’ll find out why.

I promise to be less douchey from this point onwards. 1,239 more words