Brendan Shykora

Vernon School Board: Mollie Bono, Mark Olsen, Gen Acton (new chair), Robert Lee, Laurie Mindnich, Jenn Comazzetto, Tom Williamson. (Submitted photo)

New board chair elected for Vernon School District

Gen Acton has served as vice president to Robert Lee for the past two years

Vernon School Board: Mollie Bono, Mark Olsen, Gen Acton (new chair), Robert Lee, Laurie Mindnich, Jenn Comazzetto, Tom Williamson. (Submitted photo)
Cooper, a well-known and much-loved border collie in Lumby, will have his own 2021 calendar made by owner Jerry Mason. The calendar will be available for purchase with some proceeds going to a charitable cause. (Jerry Mason photo)

Beloved Okanagan border collie to star in calendar

Eight-year-old Cooper is a local social media star, and his 2021 calendar is in hot demand

Cooper, a well-known and much-loved border collie in Lumby, will have his own 2021 calendar made by owner Jerry Mason. The calendar will be available for purchase with some proceeds going to a charitable cause. (Jerry Mason photo)
The VO2 Master Analyzer, developed by Vernon’s VO2 Master Health Sensors, is a wireless device that can measure a person’s cardiovascular fitness in virtually any exercise environment. (Contributed)

Okanagan company develops cutting-edge device for tracking athletic performance

The device is touted as ‘the world’s most portable metabolic analyzer’

The VO2 Master Analyzer, developed by Vernon’s VO2 Master Health Sensors, is a wireless device that can measure a person’s cardiovascular fitness in virtually any exercise environment. (Contributed)
The The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) announced a pause on all regular season play until Dec. 8, 2020 at the earliest, following the latest province-wide restrictions due to COVID-19. (Tyler Harper/Black Press)

KIJHL pauses play for two weeks in wake of new COVID-19 restrictions

The league will cease playing regular season games until Dec. 8 at the earliest

The The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) announced a pause on all regular season play until Dec. 8, 2020 at the earliest, following the latest province-wide restrictions due to COVID-19. (Tyler Harper/Black Press)
KLO Middle School is located in Kelowna, B.C. (Contributed)

COVID-19 case confirmed at Kelowna’s KLO Middle School

The individual is self-isolating at home, according to Interior Health

KLO Middle School is located in Kelowna, B.C. (Contributed)
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Vernon partygoers slapped with COVID fines: RCMP

Two people were given fines as police broke up a house party late Thursday night

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Dutch Love Cannabis opened its Lake Country location Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 in the Village Centre on Main Street. (Contributed)

Second legal cannabis store opens in Lake Country

Dutch Love Cannabis says it’s committed to combating the illicit market

Dutch Love Cannabis opened its Lake Country location Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 in the Village Centre on Main Street. (Contributed)
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North Okanagan regional district learns it’s not allowed to ban plastic bags

Cities, not regional districts, can create bylaws banning single-use plastics, according to a legal review by the province

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RCMP pictured at a motor vehicle incident during snowy conditions. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

UPDATE: Man missing from Vernon found safe and well

Police said the man reported missing Nov. 15 has since been located

RCMP pictured at a motor vehicle incident during snowy conditions. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
SilverStar Mountain has received 60 centimetres of snow in the last seven days. The resort will open to season pass holders Dec. 4, 2020. (SilverStar webcam image)

SilverStar Mountain Resort sees 60 cm of snow in past week

Despite the snowfall, the resort won’t be bumping up its opening date which is set for Dec. 4

SilverStar Mountain has received 60 centimetres of snow in the last seven days. The resort will open to season pass holders Dec. 4, 2020. (SilverStar webcam image)
BC NDP’s Harwinder Sandhu, a Vernon registered nurse, was elected as the MLA for Vernon-Monashee in the Oct. 24 provincial election. (Black Press - file photo)

VIDEO: Vernon-Monashee MLA encourages safe Diwali celebrations

Harwinder Sandhu reminds people to “keep circles small” while celebrating the Festival of Lights this year

BC NDP’s Harwinder Sandhu, a Vernon registered nurse, was elected as the MLA for Vernon-Monashee in the Oct. 24 provincial election. (Black Press - file photo)
Darwyn Curtis Sellars will appear at the Vernon law courts Jan. 18, 2021 for sentencing. Sellars is accused of attempted murder following a shootout with three North Okanagan RCMP officers near Westwold in December 2019. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)

Man accused of shooting at three North Okanagan police officers to be sentenced in January

Darwyn Sellars faces three attempted murder charges following shootout with police last year

Darwyn Curtis Sellars will appear at the Vernon law courts Jan. 18, 2021 for sentencing. Sellars is accused of attempted murder following a shootout with three North Okanagan RCMP officers near Westwold in December 2019. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)
When a senior client couldn't leave his car for a haircut because of mobility issues, Jesse Blades of Lumby's Beauty and the Barber brought her clippers to his car Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. (Francis Cooney/Facebook)

Okanagan senior gets drive-thru haircut

Lumby’s Jesse Blades brought the clippers to the car for her client with mobility issues

When a senior client couldn't leave his car for a haircut because of mobility issues, Jesse Blades of Lumby's Beauty and the Barber brought her clippers to his car Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. (Francis Cooney/Facebook)
An image of horses walking on Westside Road, shared Jan. 25, 2020. (Carly Jones/Facebook)

Horse struck by vehicle on Westside Road

Witness says impatient driver hit the horse near the Little Kingdom store Wednesday morning

An image of horses walking on Westside Road, shared Jan. 25, 2020. (Carly Jones/Facebook)
Vernon’s Kal Tire Place. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

COVID-19: North Okanagan parents want arena access as minor hockey resumes

Rink occupancy is limited to 50 people during the pandemic, leaving no room for spectators

Vernon’s Kal Tire Place. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Powerhouse Theatre in Vernon is back with two shows announced for December 2020. (File photo)

The show will go on at Okanagan’s Powerhouse Theatre

The theatre is back with two shows in December after closing for fall due to pandemic

Powerhouse Theatre in Vernon is back with two shows announced for December 2020. (File photo)
Enderby Mayor Greg McCune paid tribute to those who served and sacrificed for their country ahead of a much different Remembrance Day 2020. (City of Enderby photo)

Enderby mayor pays tribute to those who served ahead of Remembrance Day

Despite no usual gathering, Mayor Greg McCune invited all to take part in a two-minute silence Nov. 11

Enderby Mayor Greg McCune paid tribute to those who served and sacrificed for their country ahead of a much different Remembrance Day 2020. (City of Enderby photo)
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Vernon curling club forgoing bonspiels, focusing on members amid pandemic

BC Curling Tour events scheduled in Penticton and Kelowna later this month

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Harwinder Sandhu, a Vernon registered nurse, is NDP candidate for Vernon-Monashee in the Oct. 24 provincial election. (Black Press - file photo)

UPDATE: NDP’s newfound lead grows in Vernon-Monashee as mail-in count continues

Harwinder Sandhu has a 282-vote lead over BC Liberals incumbent Eric Foster as of 5:30 p.m. Nov. 7

Harwinder Sandhu, a Vernon registered nurse, is NDP candidate for Vernon-Monashee in the Oct. 24 provincial election. (Black Press - file photo)
Vernon law courts. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)

Vernon man gets 303 days in jail for break and enter

Vincent Silas Maxwell, 36, has been convicted 57 times since 2004

Vernon law courts. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)