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There are three major sources of media available in the North Okanagan: television, radio and newspapers.


In the North Okanagan, each local cable television service supplier has their own local community channel as well as two major television channels reaching the Okanagan Valley and the province of British Columbia.


CHBC is a television station in Kelowna, BC owned by Canwest. A former CBC affiliate, as of Aug 2009 the station carries programming from the Global Television Network, branded as Global Okanagan.

For more information, contact:

Global Okanagan
342 Leon Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6J2

Telephone: (250) 762-4535

Toll Free: 1-800-663-3929
Fax: (250) 868-0662


Shaw Communications Inc provides the North Okanagan with broadband cable television, high speed internet and digital phone service.

Shaw Kelowna
2350 Hunter Rd
Kelowna, BC
V1X 1H6
Sales and Customer Service (250) 542-4997

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Two major radio stations broadcast directly and service the North Okanagan region. As well, the signals from radio stations in the Central Okanagan and the Shuswap are also available in the North Okanagan.

Kiss FM

KissFM (107.5) is a division of The Jim Pattison Group and offers live broadcast 24 hours a day, seven days a week, up-to-the-minute news, sports and information. The radio station also offers Internet Access with 1075 Kiss.

For more information regarding advertising rates, advertising packages and programming information contact the station at:

Kiss FM
3313 - 32nd Ave
Vernon, BC V1T 2E1
Telephone: (250) 545-2141
Fax: (250) 545-9008


SunFM is a Vernon radio station that plays a mix of Adult Contemporary Hit Radio with Pop. SunFM is also offered in Kelowna and Penticton but provides entertainment with a local focus "mixed" with music by the biggest names in music. As well as music, the station offers news, sports and specific community information. The radio station also offers Internet Access with The Sun Online.

For more information contact the radio station at:

SUN FM Vernon 105.7 FM
2800 - 31st Street
Vernon, BC V1T 5H4
Telephone: (250) 545-9222
Fax: (250) 542-2083

Other stations available:

CBC 106.4 FM
243 Lawrence Ave
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6L2
Telephone: (250) 861-3781
Fax: (250) 861-6644

SILK 101.5 FM
1598 Pandosy Street
Kelowna, BC V1Y 1P5
Telephone: (250) 860-1010
Fax: (250) 860-0505

CKLZ 104.7 FM (Power 104)
3805 Lakeshore Road
Kelowna, BC V1W 3K6
Telephone: (250) 762-3331
Fax: (250) 762-2141

360 Ross St N.E.
Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N2
Telephone: (250) 832-2161
Fax: (250) 832-2240

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In the North Okanagan there are two major newspapers that reach the majority of the region, and four smaller, community-focused newspapers.


The Morning Star

The Morning Star is a full-distribution, free-circulation community newspaper serving the Vernon and surrounding areas including Armstrong, Enderby, Lumby, Coldstream, Oyama and Falkland. The paper is published on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays with over 30,300 papers delivered to homes, residential and non-residential bulk and drop boxes within the region.

For more information please contact:

The Morning Star
4407 - 25th Avenue
Vernon, BC V1T 1P5

Telephone: (250) 545-3322
Fax: (250) 558-3468

The Daily Courier

The Daily Courier is a free-circulation community newspaper serving the Vernon area. The paper is published in Kelowna, BC along with the Kelowna Daily Courier, Okanagan Saturday and Sunday, eVent Wednesday's and eVent Life Friday's, The eVent Weekend, Westside Weekly, The Penticton Herald, and Southern Exposure.

For more information please contact:

The Daily Courier - Vernon Edition
Telephone: (250) 503-4951

Kelowna Offices
550 Doyle Ave
Kelowna BC
V1Y 7V1


The Armstrong Advertiser

The Armstrong Advertiser is a local newspaper published weekly on Wednesdays. The paper has a paid circulation of 2,500 issues and has been servicing the Armstrong and Spallumcheen area since 1902.

Armstrong Advertiser
3400 Okanagan Street
Armstrong, BC V0E 1B0

Telephone: (250) 546-3121
Fax: (250) 546-3636

North of 50

An upbeat publication targeted at mature audiences in the Thompson, Okanagan and Shuswap.  The newsmagazine provides articles on various topics that may be of interest to persons over 50.

North of 50
Suite 102 Armstrong Business Centre

Box 100, 2516 Patterson Ave
Armstrong, BC V0E 1B0

Telephone: (250) 546-6064
Toll Free: 1-877-667-8450


The North Valley Echo

The North Valley Echo has a paid circulation of approximately 1,700 issues and is published weekly on Tuesdays and is distributed on Wednesdays. The paper serves the Enderby and District area and also offers printing services.

 The North Valley Echo
601A Cliff Avenue, PO Box 850
Enderby, BC V0E 1V0
Telephone: (250) 838-6017
Fax: (250) 838-6019


The Lumby Valley Times

The Lumby Valley Times is a relatively new newspaper serving the Lumby, Whitevale, Mabel Lake, Cherryville, Lavington and Vernon areas. With a free circulation of 2,700 the Lumby Valley Times is published weekly on Wednesdays.

Lumby Valley Times
PO Box 408
Lumby , BC V0E 2G0

Telephone: (250) 547-6990
Fax: (250) 547-6992

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