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Christopher Day Yorke-Hardy is wanted by RCMP. (Police photo)

Vernon man wanted by RCMP

Chris Yorke-Hardy beleived to be in the area

Christopher Day Yorke-Hardy is wanted by RCMP. (Police photo)
Several recent incidents on 24th Avenue have seen a large police presence in the area, which was repeated Dec. 2 as four homes were searched for drugs. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

VIDEO: 19 arrests made in Vernon drug bust

RCMP executed search warrants on four 24th Avenue properties Tuesday morning

Several recent incidents on 24th Avenue have seen a large police presence in the area, which was repeated Dec. 2 as four homes were searched for drugs. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Voting is well underway at Vernon Secondary School, one of three voting locations in Vernon. (Brieanna Charlebois/ Morning Star)

One last chance to cast an advanced vote ahead of Vernon byelection

Final advanced poll today (Thursday) ahead of Saturday general election

Voting is well underway at Vernon Secondary School, one of three voting locations in Vernon. (Brieanna Charlebois/ Morning Star)
Jason Bongalis and daughter Amelia (six) enjoy a morning skate at Centennial Outdoor rink last weekend. Along with outdoor skating, indoor skating is available at Kal Tire Place, which will hold a Pro-D toonie skate Jan. 29. (Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star)

Outdoor Vernon skating rink reopening delayed by warm weather

Ice normally opens Dec. 1, but Mother Nature not allowing it

Jason Bongalis and daughter Amelia (six) enjoy a morning skate at Centennial Outdoor rink last weekend. Along with outdoor skating, indoor skating is available at Kal Tire Place, which will hold a Pro-D toonie skate Jan. 29. (Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star)
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP used a spikebelt to stop a suspect in a stolen van Nov. 29. (RCMP file photo)

Spikebelt stops Spallumcheen suspect in police chase

40-year-old Vernon man facing charges

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP used a spikebelt to stop a suspect in a stolen van Nov. 29. (RCMP file photo)
Crystal Hanlon, 39, has not been seen since Nov. 19. (RCMP photo)

UPDATE: Missing Vernon woman found safe minutes after RCMP announcement

39-year-old reported last seen Nov. 19

Crystal Hanlon, 39, has not been seen since Nov. 19. (RCMP photo)
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP have been busy pulling impaired drivers off the road. (RCMP photo)

Impaired drivers keep North Okanagan RCMP busy

11 drivers were found under the influence over the weekend

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP have been busy pulling impaired drivers off the road. (RCMP photo)
Identity theft  crimes are on the rise and the public is urged to take caution. (Vernon North Okanagan RCMP graphic)

Rise in identity theft: North Okanagan RCMP

Public urged to vigilant to protect their personal information and not fall victim to fraud

Identity theft  crimes are on the rise and the public is urged to take caution. (Vernon North Okanagan RCMP graphic)
Vernon City Hall. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

VERNON VOTES: Small turnout for day 2 of advance polls

Byelection for city councillor seat saw 49 voters attend second advance poll

Vernon City Hall. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Kelsey Folley was last seen in Vernon Nov. 20. (RCMP photo)

UPDATE: Vernon woman missing for nearly a week found

RCMP asked for public’s help to locate 26-year-old Nov. 26

Kelsey Folley was last seen in Vernon Nov. 20. (RCMP photo)
Kelsey Folley was last seen in Vernon Nov. 20. (RCMP photo)

Vernon woman missing for nearly a week

RCMP asking for public’s help to locate 26-year-old

Kelsey Folley was last seen in Vernon Nov. 20. (RCMP photo)
November is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. (Pixabay)

Vernon university women’s group advocates for change

Women and men urged to attend presentation on eradicating violence against women

November is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. (Pixabay)
Dot, In Kelowna, is just one of the bunnies needing a foster home in the Okanagan. (BC SPCA photo)

SPCA ‘hopping’ to find rabbit foster homes in Vernon

Abundance of bunnies need to be moved to make room for evacuated pets

Dot, In Kelowna, is just one of the bunnies needing a foster home in the Okanagan. (BC SPCA photo)
A Vernon councillor is facing potential legal action from a former city councillor. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

VERNON VOTES: 202 ballots cast in day one of advance polls

Advance voting continues in byelection for city councillor position

A Vernon councillor is facing potential legal action from a former city councillor. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Lake Country singer Payton Bischoff brings a holiday variety show called Don’t Stop Believing to Creekside Theatre Dec. 3 and 4. 
(Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre photo)
Lake Country singer Payton Bischoff brings a holiday variety show called Don’t Stop Believing to Creekside Theatre Dec. 3 and 4. 
(Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre photo)
Flags at half mast at Hillview Elementary school, and all other Vernon School District facilities, Monday, May 31 in honour of the tragic discovery of the 215 children whose bodies were discovered at the Kamloops Residential School Friday, May 28. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)

1 Vernon, 1 North Okanagan and 12 Kelowna-area schools with COVID-19 exposure

Interior Health lists review high numbers in Kelowna

Flags at half mast at Hillview Elementary school, and all other Vernon School District facilities, Monday, May 31 in honour of the tragic discovery of the 215 children whose bodies were discovered at the Kamloops Residential School Friday, May 28. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)
RCMP are looking to identify this break and enter suspect. (Contributed)

Vernon RCMP try to ID man who allegedly broke into home through pet door

Police unable to identify suspect in BX home break-in and theft

RCMP are looking to identify this break and enter suspect. (Contributed)
Smoke from the White Rock Lake wildfire billows over Vernon Wednesday, Aug. 11. (Jenna Sealey photo)

Summer wildfires spark need for FireSmart work in Vernon

Projects underway to remove overgrowth, smoke will be seen next week

Smoke from the White Rock Lake wildfire billows over Vernon Wednesday, Aug. 11. (Jenna Sealey photo)
Voting in Tuesday's provincial election takes place across Vernon-Monashee and the Shuswap constituencies. For full results and coverage of the election Tuesday night, visit vernonmorningstar.com (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)

VERNON VOTES: 11 choices for council byelection

Advanced voting starts today for new city councillor

Voting in Tuesday's provincial election takes place across Vernon-Monashee and the Shuswap constituencies. For full results and coverage of the election Tuesday night, visit vernonmorningstar.com (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)
View from across Okanagan Lake of White Rock Lake fire. (Facebook)

Lake Country vineyard pours fire support

Ex Nihilio event in support of Canadian Red Cross for wildfire fund

View from across Okanagan Lake of White Rock Lake fire. (Facebook)