Caitlin Clow

(The Canadian Press)

Second drug alert issued warning Vernon of beige ‘down’

Drugs sold as fentanyl have high concentrations; high risk of overdose

(The Canadian Press)
A camper trailer caught fire in a parking lot on Anderson Way Wednesday, Nov. 3. (Brendan Shykora - Vernon Morning Star)

UPDATE: Trailer destroyed in midday Vernon fire

Firefighters responded to ‘fully involved’ blaze, managed to spare truck from fire

A camper trailer caught fire in a parking lot on Anderson Way Wednesday, Nov. 3. (Brendan Shykora - Vernon Morning Star)
Nineteen centimetres was reported Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, to have fallen on the slopes of SilverStar over night. (SilverStar Facebook)

COVID-19 vaccines required for SilverStar staff

Guests’ proof of vaccinations mandatory for access to some facilities

Nineteen centimetres was reported Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, to have fallen on the slopes of SilverStar over night. (SilverStar Facebook)
When your jack-o'-lantern has lost its luster, toss it in the food and yard waste cart. Not the recycling bin. (Waste Management)

Don’t toss pumpkin in woods: Nature Conservancy of Canada

Here’s how to properly discard of your jack-o’-lantern

When your jack-o'-lantern has lost its luster, toss it in the food and yard waste cart. Not the recycling bin. (Waste Management)
FreshCo manager Sean Watson presented the Roster Sports Bar and Grill team with the Golden trophy from NOCLS’ inaugural Golden Burger challenge Nov. 2. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Best burger in Vernon on the Roster

Challenge raises nearly $10K for non-profit

FreshCo manager Sean Watson presented the Roster Sports Bar and Grill team with the Golden trophy from NOCLS’ inaugural Golden Burger challenge Nov. 2. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
In southern Canada, driving on ice is something to avoid. In parts of the North, it’s the only wintertime option - and for some adventurers, part of the attraction. But that option will soon cease to exist on one well-known route: the 187 kilometres between Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk in the Northwest Territories.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Destination Canada MANDATORY CREDIT

Black ice on Okanagan roads

DriveBC reports slippery sections on Hwy. 97, Westside Road

In southern Canada, driving on ice is something to avoid. In parts of the North, it’s the only wintertime option - and for some adventurers, part of the attraction. But that option will soon cease to exist on one well-known route: the 187 kilometres between Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk in the Northwest Territories.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Destination Canada MANDATORY CREDIT
Black scars above Monte Lake from the White Rock Lake wildfire are captured by drone footage Oct. 4, 2021. (Erick Ortiz video still)

Vehicle restrictions in wildfire affected areas backed by Okanagan Nation Alliance

Several backroads, forest service roads to be closed to general public to aid in restoration

Black scars above Monte Lake from the White Rock Lake wildfire are captured by drone footage Oct. 4, 2021. (Erick Ortiz video still)
Vernon council paid tribute to late councillor Dalvir Nahal at their first meeting Tuesday, Sept. 7, since the two-term councillor’s passing. Nahal, 45, died Sunday, Sept. 5, following a 10-year battle with cancer. (File photo)

MLA remembers Vernon councillor in tribute at legislature

Dalvir Nahal lost her battle with cancer in September

Vernon council paid tribute to late councillor Dalvir Nahal at their first meeting Tuesday, Sept. 7, since the two-term councillor’s passing. Nahal, 45, died Sunday, Sept. 5, following a 10-year battle with cancer. (File photo)
Two lab services are closed in Vernon and Lumby due to staffing shortages. (Google Maps)

Staffing shortages closes 2 North Okanagan labs

Services at Interior Health, Lumby lab temporarily suspended

Two lab services are closed in Vernon and Lumby due to staffing shortages. (Google Maps)
(The Canadian Press)

ALERT: Beige ‘down’ in Vernon contains high amounts of fentanyl

Interior Health issues alert in effect until Nov. 4

(The Canadian Press)
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP have closed a portion of 24th Avenue Oct. 28. (Jennifer Smith - Vernon Morning Star)

Bomb threat closes Vernon street

Public asked to avoid area as RCMP awaits Explosive Disposal Unit’s arrival

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP have closed a portion of 24th Avenue Oct. 28. (Jennifer Smith - Vernon Morning Star)
RCMP converge outside a condo in the 3700 block of 24th Avenue after a suspicious device was found Thursday morning. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Vernon bomb threat proves false

Residents return home after nearly 10 hours after RCMP Explosive Disposal Unit determines no threat

RCMP converge outside a condo in the 3700 block of 24th Avenue after a suspicious device was found Thursday morning. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
A man identified as Dakota Samoleski was shot and killed in a Spallumcheen shooting Sept. 20, 2021. Jevon Daniel Smith, 46, is charged with second-degree murder and is set to return to court Oct. 4. (GoFundMe)

Man charged in Spallumcheen murder returns to court in November

Man accused of second-degree murder in death of Dakota Samoleski set to return in 3 weeks

A man identified as Dakota Samoleski was shot and killed in a Spallumcheen shooting Sept. 20, 2021. Jevon Daniel Smith, 46, is charged with second-degree murder and is set to return to court Oct. 4. (GoFundMe)
The Okanagan Screen Arts Society has launched a GoFundMe campaign to help save Vernon's historic Towne Cinema, which opened at its current 30th Avenue location as a dance hall in 1929 and was converted to a movie theatre in 1938. (GoFundMe photo)

UPDATE: Vernon supports theatre’s move to serve liquor at the movies

Drinks and a movie could be coming soon to the historic Towne Theatre

The Okanagan Screen Arts Society has launched a GoFundMe campaign to help save Vernon's historic Towne Cinema, which opened at its current 30th Avenue location as a dance hall in 1929 and was converted to a movie theatre in 1938. (GoFundMe photo)
Mission’s Arthur Barnsdale took home a speed skating bronze at the 2020 BC Winter Games. (file)

Proof of vaccinations required at 2022 BC Winter Games in Vernon

Everyone participating to show proof: no exceptions

Mission’s Arthur Barnsdale took home a speed skating bronze at the 2020 BC Winter Games. (file)
The Okanagan Screen Arts Society has launched a GoFundMe campaign to help save Vernon's historic Towne Cinema, which opened at its current 30th Avenue location as a dance hall in 1929 and was converted to a movie theatre in 1938. (GoFundMe photo)

Vernon theatre looks to serve liquor at the movies

Drinks and a movie could be coming soon to the historic Towne Theatre

The Okanagan Screen Arts Society has launched a GoFundMe campaign to help save Vernon's historic Towne Cinema, which opened at its current 30th Avenue location as a dance hall in 1929 and was converted to a movie theatre in 1938. (GoFundMe photo)
BC Children’s Hospital investigator, Dr. Tamara Vanderwal, who hails from Vernon, was awarded a $100,000 grant from Brain Canada’s Future Leaders in Canadian Brain Research Program. (BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute - Facebook)

Doctor from Vernon awarded $100K for brain research

UBC researcher Dr. Tamara Vanderwal one of 20 recipients of Brain Canada’s Future Leaders

BC Children’s Hospital investigator, Dr. Tamara Vanderwal, who hails from Vernon, was awarded a $100,000 grant from Brain Canada’s Future Leaders in Canadian Brain Research Program. (BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute - Facebook)
One person was killed in a residential fire Oct. 19, 2021, in a mobile home in the 6900 block of Okanagan Landing Road. (City of Vernon)

One dead in Vernon house fire

First responders unable to resuscitate person removed from Okanagan Landing Road home

One person was killed in a residential fire Oct. 19, 2021, in a mobile home in the 6900 block of Okanagan Landing Road. (City of Vernon)
A police investigation continues following a sudden death at a Vernon motel on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. The death is being treated as suspicious. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Vernon hotel murder case back in court next month

Woman charged with second-degree murder to have case back on docket Nov. 25

A police investigation continues following a sudden death at a Vernon motel on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. The death is being treated as suspicious. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
A police investigation continues following a sudden death at a Vernon motel on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. The death is being treated as suspicious. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Vernon hotel murder case back in court next month

Woman charged with second-degree murder to have case back on docket Nov. 25

A police investigation continues following a sudden death at a Vernon motel on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. The death is being treated as suspicious. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)