Brieanna Charlebois

Relapses are an initial common occurrence in the substance abuse treatment process. (Contributed)

Part five: The opioid crisis and the North Okanagan

Combatting the stigma surrounding the opioid crisis

Relapses are an initial common occurrence in the substance abuse treatment process. (Contributed)
Interior Health likely to begin operating overdose prevention site in Vernon by end of 2019. (File Photo)

Part four: The opioid crisis and the B.C. Interior

Services and shortcomings

Interior Health likely to begin operating overdose prevention site in Vernon by end of 2019. (File Photo)
As part of the province’s strategy to combat the opioid overdose crisis, take-home naloxone kits have been distributed throughout the province. (Courtesy of Gaëlle Nicolussi)

Services offered to combat Okanagan’s opioid crisis

Part three: The opioid crisis and the B.C. Interior

As part of the province’s strategy to combat the opioid overdose crisis, take-home naloxone kits have been distributed throughout the province. (Courtesy of Gaëlle Nicolussi)
In 2018 a total of 20 people died due to drug overdoses in Vernon and a reported seven people have died in 2019 as of June 1. (AP File Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Overdoses overwhelming in B.C. Interior

Part two: Who’s affected by the current opioid crisis

In 2018 a total of 20 people died due to drug overdoses in Vernon and a reported seven people have died in 2019 as of June 1. (AP File Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Stories from the wall: Michelle Loughery. (Brieanna Charlebois - Morning Star)

When walls talk: Vernon murals see generation II

“This new movement, an app, will bring the strength of some of those same Vernon visionaries together again into a newdigital form”

Stories from the wall: Michelle Loughery. (Brieanna Charlebois - Morning Star)
(Pixabay image)

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: mix of sun and cloud, chance of showers

Environment Canada is calling for a sunny weekend across the Okanagan

(Pixabay image)
Environment Canada is expecting a rainy day in the Okanagan. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: cloudy, showers expected

Environment Canada is predicting a mix of sun and clouds tomorrow and a sunny weekend across the Okanagan

Environment Canada is expecting a rainy day in the Okanagan. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)
Addiction. (Stock photo)

Part One: The opioid crisis and the B.C. Interior

A personal connection to the crisis: Recovering addicts share their story

Addiction. (Stock photo)
Environment Canada is calling for another wet day in the Okanagan. (Unsplash image - Gabriele Diwald)

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: cloudy, rain expected

Environment Canada is calling for a risk of thunderstorms tonight across the Okanagan

Environment Canada is calling for another wet day in the Okanagan. (Unsplash image - Gabriele Diwald)
Okanagan-Shuswap weather: mix of sun and clouds

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: mix of sun and clouds

Environment Canada is predicting a 30 per cent chance of showers and a risk of thunderstorms this afternoon across the Okanagan

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: mix of sun and clouds
Environment Canada is calling for a mix of sun and cloud today. (Stock photo)

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: mix of sun and clouds

Environment Canada is calling for a similar day tomorrow

Environment Canada is calling for a mix of sun and cloud today. (Stock photo)
Event organizer Savrio Loria and Vernon’s Unity MMA head coach Raja Kler both said they are excited to host Vernon’s first MMA event in a decade. (Brieanna Charlebois - Morning Star)

Mixed Martial Arts back in the Okanagan ring

Aptly titled XFC “Unbanned”, 22 fights are scheduled to take place Saturday, Aug. 24

Event organizer Savrio Loria and Vernon’s Unity MMA head coach Raja Kler both said they are excited to host Vernon’s first MMA event in a decade. (Brieanna Charlebois - Morning Star)
Vernon woman hung a red dress in her door Mary 5 as part of National MMIWG Day of Awareness. (Contributed)

B.C. woman’s ‘Red Dress’ for missing, murdered Indigenous woman interrupts mail delivery

Wendy Chambers received a note that said the red dress hanging in her door was impeding Canada Post delivery

Vernon woman hung a red dress in her door Mary 5 as part of National MMIWG Day of Awareness. (Contributed)
(Courtesy photo | Jerry Reinwand)

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: mainly sunny

Environment Canada is predicting mainly sunny weather going into the weekend

(Courtesy photo | Jerry Reinwand)
The Tams traded in a chaotic life in Las Vegas for an off-grid home in Lumby. (Brieanna Charlebois - Morning Star)

Former circus performer goes “off grid” near Vernon

Barefoot Sanctuary is an off-grid circus arts and yoga centre located in Lumby

The Tams traded in a chaotic life in Las Vegas for an off-grid home in Lumby. (Brieanna Charlebois - Morning Star)
(Unsplash image - Gabriele Diwald)

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: cloudy, showers expected

Environment Canada is calling for a risk of thunderstoms and hail across the Okanagan this afternoon

(Unsplash image - Gabriele Diwald)
Sunny skies expected throughout the Okanagan today. (Photo: Pixabay)

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: sunny

Environment Canada is calling for sun today, chance of showers tomorrow

Sunny skies expected throughout the Okanagan today. (Photo: Pixabay)
Severe thunderstorm watch issued across Okanagan Valley. (File photo)

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: rain, thunderstorms expected

Severe thunderstorm watch has been issued across the Okanagan Valley

Severe thunderstorm watch issued across Okanagan Valley. (File photo)
Stephen Witvoet is facing 14 counts of sexual assault. (Contributed)

College places additional conditions on Vernon physiotherapist accused of sexual assault

Stephen Witvoet’s matters are currently before the courts

Stephen Witvoet is facing 14 counts of sexual assault. (Contributed)
Cloudy Okanagan Skies (Black Press Media)

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: cloudy, showers expected

Environment Canada is calling for rain across the Okanagan tomorrow

Cloudy Okanagan Skies (Black Press Media)