Jennifer Smith

A kitten crawled inside the engine compartment of a firetruck at a crash Sunday, Nov. 27 and was discovered back at the firehall. (City of Vernon photo)

Feline fine after fur-raising ride on Vernon fire truck

Stowaway cat catches a ride with firefighters

A kitten crawled inside the engine compartment of a firetruck at a crash Sunday, Nov. 27 and was discovered back at the firehall. (City of Vernon photo)
A moose carcass was found on an Armstrong trail Nov. 26. (Contributed)

Hiker discovers dismembered moose on North Okanagan trail

Abandoned carcass included the animal’s head (with antlers cut off) and hide

A moose carcass was found on an Armstrong trail Nov. 26. (Contributed)
Firefighters battle a vehicle fire in the Vernon Parkade Friday, Nov. 25. (Deena Lehoux photo)

VIDEO: Car catches fire in Vernon Parkade

Firefighters on scene as smoke pouring out of third level

Firefighters battle a vehicle fire in the Vernon Parkade Friday, Nov. 25. (Deena Lehoux photo)
Carole and Richard McLean

UPDATE: Missing senior Vernon couple found

Richard and Carole McLean last heard from Sunday night

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

UPDATE: Highway still closed north of Enderby

Vehicle incident amid snowstorm sees 97A closed for more than 12 hours

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

Police stop 4 impaired drivers within 4 hours in Vernon

Drivers from Kamloops, Salmon Arm and Vernon, between the ages of 20 and 52 under the influence

Vernon RCMP
Michael Kaeshammer brings his fiery style blend of jazz, boogie-woogie, and blues to Vernon’s Performing Arts Centre Friday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. (Contributed)

Kaeshammer cranks out tunes in Okanagan

Fiery, boogie-woogie blues blend on stage

Michael Kaeshammer brings his fiery style blend of jazz, boogie-woogie, and blues to Vernon’s Performing Arts Centre Friday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. (Contributed)
Firefighters battle a suspicious blaze at Canadian Tire early Saturday, Nov. 19. (Vernon Firefighters Local1517 photo)

Arson suspected in Vernon Canadian Tire fire

RCMP investigating blaze sparked early Saturday morning

Firefighters battle a suspicious blaze at Canadian Tire early Saturday, Nov. 19. (Vernon Firefighters Local1517 photo)
A fire was sparked in a Coldstream home Friday shortly after 11 a.m. (Shawn Morgan photo)

VIDEO: Firefighters battling trailer fire in Coldstream

Blaze sparked in trailer park Friday shortly after 11 a.m.

A fire was sparked in a Coldstream home Friday shortly after 11 a.m. (Shawn Morgan photo)
A sign placed on the Okanagan Rail Trail is blocked by a tree near Coldstream. (Contributed)

Guess that sign: Okanagan Rail Trail marker overgrown

Trail users wondering why a sign would be erected behind a tree

A sign placed on the Okanagan Rail Trail is blocked by a tree near Coldstream. (Contributed)
Kelli Rose holds a photo of her daughter Tiffany, and her dog Lily, who died in 2005, leading her to The Compassionate Friends in Vernon. (Jennifer SMith - Morning Star)

Bereaved parents group faces potential closure of Vernon chapter

The Compassionate Friends needs leaders to step up for the group

Kelli Rose holds a photo of her daughter Tiffany, and her dog Lily, who died in 2005, leading her to The Compassionate Friends in Vernon. (Jennifer SMith - Morning Star)
Nanaimo RCMP were on scene of a two-vehicle accident on Old Island Highway and Oliver Road the night of Sept. 6. (News Bulletin file)

Man dies in Falkland crash

Single-vehicle rollover off Highway 97 Tuesday night

Nanaimo RCMP were on scene of a two-vehicle accident on Old Island Highway and Oliver Road the night of Sept. 6. (News Bulletin file)
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are looking for help identifying a suspect involved in an alleged attempted child abduction in October. (Police sketch)

Sketch of alleged attempted Vernon child abduction suspect released

RCMP asking for assistance identifying suspect

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are looking for help identifying a suspect involved in an alleged attempted child abduction in October. (Police sketch)
Vernon Fire Rescue Services responded to a report of smoke in a housing complex resulting from an unattended pot on a stove. The local fire department is using that as a safety reminder to residents. (File photo)

Homeless camp fire sparked in Vernon

Blaze sparked same day as Coldstream house fire

Vernon Fire Rescue Services responded to a report of smoke in a housing complex resulting from an unattended pot on a stove. The local fire department is using that as a safety reminder to residents. (File photo)
Police had a busy weekend with 160 calls April 1-3. (Vernon North Okanagan RCMP photo)

Teenager hit by alleged impaired Vernon driver

44 year old woman investigated after hitting 14-year-old

Police had a busy weekend with 160 calls April 1-3. (Vernon North Okanagan RCMP photo)
Fire destroyed a Coldstream home Friday, Jan. 14. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Arson suspect facing trial for Coldstream home fire

Matthew Mason remains in custody, will be back in court next year

Fire destroyed a Coldstream home Friday, Jan. 14. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Cloverdale Library will host a free teen writing workshop on Wednesday, Dec. 19. (Gift Habeshaw / Unsplash)

Teenage creative writers sought for Okanagan awards

$200 prizes up for grabs in young writers’ contest

Cloverdale Library will host a free teen writing workshop on Wednesday, Dec. 19. (Gift Habeshaw / Unsplash)
A home has been destroyed in a fire that broke out Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022 up Silver Star Road. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Home destroyed in fire near Vernon

BX Swan Lake crews on scene, Silver Star firefighters called for mutual aid

A home has been destroyed in a fire that broke out Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022 up Silver Star Road. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Jaydene Norman-Walsh has been reported missing from Vernon. (Contributed)

UPDATE: Young woman missing from Vernon found

RCMP thank public for assistance in locating 22-year-old

Jaydene Norman-Walsh has been reported missing from Vernon. (Contributed)
Relive the Music tours the Okanagan this month, stopping in Vernon Nov. 7. (Contributed)

Relive the Music rocks back to its Okanagan roots

It took a bar burning down for the band to be formed

Relive the Music tours the Okanagan this month, stopping in Vernon Nov. 7. (Contributed)