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Hot air balloon hits power lines near Armstrong, seven on board uninjured

By Pete McIntyre / Beach Radio Vernon
February 1, 2019 - 4:47pm

ARMSTRONG, B.C. — The Transportation Safety Board will be investigating after a hot air balloon with seven people on board, collided with power lines south of Armstrong.

The balloon was in the air as part of the Vernon Winter Carnival Hot Air Balloon Festival.

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Vernon's Sparkling Hill Resort bans children under 16, won't host weddings

By Pete McIntyre / Beach Radio Vernon
January 3, 2019 - 2:03pm

VERNON, B.C. — Vernon’s Sparkling Hill Resort is making news with two of its new policies.

As of January 1st, the world class facility is no longer permitting children under 16 at the resort in order to preserve what it calls a truly relaxing environment for its guests.