Office of the Daily News - Vernon, British Columbia
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N 50° 15.764 W 119° 16.417
11U E 337953 N 5570316
Quick Description: Come with us and visit the murals of Vernon: There are currently 27 murals and featured is Office of the Daily News, #11 in the walking tour guide available at the visitor's centre. This mural is the only one in black and white.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 9/1/2014 9:38:58 AM
Waymark Code: WMMCQD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
Office of the Daily News is one of the smaller murals in Vernon and the only one in black and white. Its size does not diminish the workmanship and creativity of the artists.

The Vernon News was the first newspaper in the Okanagan and was founded by Angus K. Stuart and W.J. Harber on May 14, 1891.

In 1969, the newspaper was sold to the Thompson Publishing company who continued to publish the newspaper until 1996. Due to decreasing circulation and low revenues, the 105 year old newspaper business ceased publication.

When it originally started, the Vernon News was published once a week, on every Thursday. By October 1954, the newspaper was publishing twice a week, on every Tuesday and Thursday.

By 1973, the Vernon News had become the Vernon Daily News which is still publishing today.

All the murals are well done paying tribute to the artist's talent and creativity for any passersby to enjoy.

The murals are numbered and we will showcase
# 11 – Office of the Daily News

Office of the Daily News

2805 32nd Street

The Vernon News was the first newspaper in the Okanagan and featured local and world news. It also had a popular column called Town and Country which detailed community life on a weekly basis.

Lead Artist: Michelle Loughery

Contributing Artists:
Krista Van Ee
Liz Allardice (Assistant Artist)
Chris Bennett
Shane Berg
Peter Buwalda
Sarah Hambley
Monica Jewell
Christa Kermeen
Sarah LaCroix
Caleb Lee
Sarah Lindsay
Nikki Litowski
Robert Mairs
Steven Skolka
Carla Spragg
Tyler Toews
Krista Van Ee

From the Office of the Daily News

The Downtown Vernon Association has invested considerable resources into the creation of the 27 amazing works of art that grace our downtown buildings. These murals depict the history, culture, scenery, and folklore that made Vernon what it is today.

The mural project was a multi-year collaborative effort that included youth employment, revitalization, and heritage conservation strategies.
From the Downtown Vernon Murals

 Office of the Daily News

City: Vernon

Location Name: Realty Executives

Artist: Michelle Loughery

Date: 2000

Media: Painted on brick wall

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
Please give the date and description of your visit. One original photo of the mural must also be submitted. GPSr photo NOT required.
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