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The Armstrong Spallumcheen Trails Society has erected and dedicated a bench on Mt. Rose Swanson in memory of former society president Peter Rotzetter. (ASTS photo)

North Okanagan trails society honours late president with mountain bench

Armstrong Spallumcheen Trails Society erects bench to honour Peter Rotzetter on Mt. Rose Swanson

The Armstrong Spallumcheen Trails Society has erected and dedicated a bench on Mt. Rose Swanson in memory of former society president Peter Rotzetter. (ASTS photo)
Two moms and eight kids aged five to 15 took advantage of the record-setting temperature Wednesday, Dec. 1, to take a dip in Kal Lake. (Contributed)

Warm North Okanagan weather results in December lake dip

Two moms, eight kids use beauty day to go for brief swim and pier jump in Coldstream’s Kal Lake

Two moms and eight kids aged five to 15 took advantage of the record-setting temperature Wednesday, Dec. 1, to take a dip in Kal Lake. (Contributed)
Armstrong’s Jaret Cooper, 18, signs a letter of intent to attend Olds College in Alberta and compete for the school’s rodeo team in saddle bronc and tie-down roping. Cooper is off the Junior World Finals rodeo for a fourth consecutive year in Las Vegas. (Olds College photo)

North Okanagan cowboy back in saddle at World finals

Jaret Cooper, 18, to compete in saddle bronc for fourth straight year at Junior World Finals rodeo in Vegas

Armstrong’s Jaret Cooper, 18, signs a letter of intent to attend Olds College in Alberta and compete for the school’s rodeo team in saddle bronc and tie-down roping. Cooper is off the Junior World Finals rodeo for a fourth consecutive year in Las Vegas. (Olds College photo)
Vernon council has voted in favour of a 6.88 per cent budget hike in 2022 which includes hiring more safety personnel and a return of the 1.9 per cent infrastructure levy program. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon council favours 6.88 per cent budget hike

Budget includes money for RCMP, safety hiring and return of infrastructure levy program

Vernon council has voted in favour of a 6.88 per cent budget hike in 2022 which includes hiring more safety personnel and a return of the 1.9 per cent infrastructure levy program. (Morning Star - file photo)
Lake Country’s Chase Van Buuren of Limitless Manufacturing secured a deal with Arlene Dickinson and Wes Hall on the CBC-TV show Dragon’s Den. (CBC/Dragon’s Den photo)

Two Dragons make offer to Lake Country businessman

Chase Van Buuren of Limitless Manufacturing scores deal on CBC-TV hit Dragon’s Den

Lake Country’s Chase Van Buuren of Limitless Manufacturing secured a deal with Arlene Dickinson and Wes Hall on the CBC-TV show Dragon’s Den. (CBC/Dragon’s Den photo)
The City of Vernon has recently completed a street light conversion project to help reduce light population, switching out old High Pressure Sodium (HPS) lights with new Light Emitting Diode (LED) lights. (City of Vernon photo

Vernon lights the way to less pollution

Street lighting changeover project completed as city switches to LED lights

The City of Vernon has recently completed a street light conversion project to help reduce light population, switching out old High Pressure Sodium (HPS) lights with new Light Emitting Diode (LED) lights. (City of Vernon photo
Vernon’s The Roxy Cafe owners Linda Hovdebo (left) and Carolyn Fletcher, in their pre-renovations phase prior to opening the 31st Street eatery, watched with delight as their cafe was featured prominently in the Hallmark channel’s show, A Christmas Together With You, which was shot in Vernon and made its debut Saturday, Nov. 20. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon, Vernonites sparkle in Hallmark flick

A Christmas Together With You aired Saturday, Nov. 20; movie shot in Vernon during Okanagan heat wave

Vernon’s The Roxy Cafe owners Linda Hovdebo (left) and Carolyn Fletcher, in their pre-renovations phase prior to opening the 31st Street eatery, watched with delight as their cafe was featured prominently in the Hallmark channel’s show, A Christmas Together With You, which was shot in Vernon and made its debut Saturday, Nov. 20. (Morning Star - file photo)
Vernon’s Ken Holland (left) receives his Honoured Member blazer and Tissot watch from Hockey Hall of Fame Chair of the Board and Honoured Member Lanny McDonald Monday, Nov. 15, in Toronto. (Kevin Sousa/Hockey Hall of Fame)

NHL Hockey Hall of Fame welcomes Vernon’s Ken Holland

Edmonton Oilers president one of six people inducted in Class of 2020-21 Monday in Toronto

Vernon’s Ken Holland (left) receives his Honoured Member blazer and Tissot watch from Hockey Hall of Fame Chair of the Board and Honoured Member Lanny McDonald Monday, Nov. 15, in Toronto. (Kevin Sousa/Hockey Hall of Fame)
Vernon residents Alex Kazimer (front) and his sister Chelsea check out their cell phones as they pass time away in a hotel room in Hope. The siblings and their mom, Kara, are stranded in the Fraser Valley community as landslides have closed all three major roadways home to the North Okanagan. (Kara Kazimer photo)

Stranded North Okanagan family toughing it out in Hope

Kara Kazimer and two kids fortunate to find hotel room Sunday as all highways home are closed due to landslides

Vernon residents Alex Kazimer (front) and his sister Chelsea check out their cell phones as they pass time away in a hotel room in Hope. The siblings and their mom, Kara, are stranded in the Fraser Valley community as landslides have closed all three major roadways home to the North Okanagan. (Kara Kazimer photo)
Lake Country’s Chase Van Buuren does a demonstration about his company, Limitless Manufacturing, during a presentation on the smash CBC-TV show Dragons’ Den. Van Buuren’s segment will air Thursday, Nov. 25. (Photo courtesy CBC/Dragons’ Den)

Lake Country business makes Dragons’ Den pitch

Limitless Manufacturing’s owner asks for investment; segment to air Thursday, Nov. 25

Lake Country’s Chase Van Buuren does a demonstration about his company, Limitless Manufacturing, during a presentation on the smash CBC-TV show Dragons’ Den. Van Buuren’s segment will air Thursday, Nov. 25. (Photo courtesy CBC/Dragons’ Den)
The Field of Honour Cenotaph at Vernon’s Pleasant Valley Cemetery hosted the annual No Stone Left Alone ceremony, which sees Vernon school students place poppies at the gravesites of veterans. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

PHOTOS: Vernon students salute deceased veterans with poppies

The No Stone Left Alone ceremony has become a November tradition in Vernon

The Field of Honour Cenotaph at Vernon’s Pleasant Valley Cemetery hosted the annual No Stone Left Alone ceremony, which sees Vernon school students place poppies at the gravesites of veterans. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
If you haven’t done so, you should move your clock back one hour as Daylight Savings Time ended at 2 a.m. Nov. 7. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Friendly reminder to ‘fall back’

Daylight Savings Time ended at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 7 and you should have put your clocks back one hour

If you haven’t done so, you should move your clock back one hour as Daylight Savings Time ended at 2 a.m. Nov. 7. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Vernon Fire Rescue Services firefighters work on a blaze at the North Valley Gymnastics Society’s gym on 31st Street Sunday morning, Oct. 31. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

Vernon gymnastics club hopes to rebuild after fire

President says community is already stepping up after Halloween blaze

Vernon Fire Rescue Services firefighters work on a blaze at the North Valley Gymnastics Society’s gym on 31st Street Sunday morning, Oct. 31. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
A man in an orange tuxedo who said he was Jim Carrey’s character in the movie Dumb and Dumber was one of more than 40 participants in a Halloween paddle on Kal Lake Sunday afternoon, Oct. 31. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

PHOTOS: Call of the costumed paddler answered by many in Coldstream

More than 40 paddleboard and kayak enthusiasts greeted by ideal conditions for fun Halloween paddle on Kal Lake

A man in an orange tuxedo who said he was Jim Carrey’s character in the movie Dumb and Dumber was one of more than 40 participants in a Halloween paddle on Kal Lake Sunday afternoon, Oct. 31. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Vernon Fire Rescue Services firefighters work on a blaze at the North Valley Gymnastics Society’s gym on 31st Street Sunday morning, Oct. 31. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

Okanagan gymnastics facility lost to fire

Vernon’s North Valley Gymnastics Society’s club facility significantly damaged in Halloween morning blaze

Vernon Fire Rescue Services firefighters work on a blaze at the North Valley Gymnastics Society’s gym on 31st Street Sunday morning, Oct. 31. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
Vernon’s Squires Four Pub closed Wednesday, Oct. 27, due to the vaccination passports required to be shown by patrons. The pub opened in 1986. It’s unclear if the closure is permanent. (Laurell Cornell photo)

Vernon establishment blames passports for closure

Squires Four Pub closed doors, for the time being, Wednesday, Oct. 27

Vernon’s Squires Four Pub closed Wednesday, Oct. 27, due to the vaccination passports required to be shown by patrons. The pub opened in 1986. It’s unclear if the closure is permanent. (Laurell Cornell photo)
Vernon’s Ken Holland (right), president of hockey operations and general manager of the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers, receives his hometown’s highest honour, the Freedom of the City of Vernon Award, from Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming at city hall Tuesday, Oct. 26. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Edmonton Oilers’ GM humbled by Vernon hometown honour

Ken Holland was presented Freedom of City award at Vernon City Hall

Vernon’s Ken Holland (right), president of hockey operations and general manager of the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers, receives his hometown’s highest honour, the Freedom of the City of Vernon Award, from Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming at city hall Tuesday, Oct. 26. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
The former Valley Auction site in Spallumcheen is now the home of Integrity Building Products. The official changing of hands ceremony took place Monday, Oct. 18, with Don Raffan of Valley Auction (cowboy hat, left), Mayor Christine Fraser and Jerry Myer of Integrity. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Valley Auction in Spallumcheen signs off with Integrity

In the township since 1963, Valley Auction turns property over to Alberta’s Integrity Building Products

The former Valley Auction site in Spallumcheen is now the home of Integrity Building Products. The official changing of hands ceremony took place Monday, Oct. 18, with Don Raffan of Valley Auction (cowboy hat, left), Mayor Christine Fraser and Jerry Myer of Integrity. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
The Vernon Vipers pay tribute to the long junior and senior hockey history in the city with its 60th anniversary B.C. Hockey League Retro Theme jersey. The league unveiled jerseys for all but the expansion Cranbrook Bucks on Thursday, Oct. 14. (BCHL Video Grab)

VIDEO: BCHL teams sport retro jerseys

BC Hockey League unveils retro jerseys for all teams (save for expansion Cranbrook) during 60th anniversary season

The Vernon Vipers pay tribute to the long junior and senior hockey history in the city with its 60th anniversary B.C. Hockey League Retro Theme jersey. The league unveiled jerseys for all but the expansion Cranbrook Bucks on Thursday, Oct. 14. (BCHL Video Grab)
The City of Vernon will add an outdoor skating rink to the planning process for the development of the Kin Race Track Lands park. (City of Vernon photo)

Outdoor rinks skates into Vernon’s Kin Race Track plans

Staff recommendation voted on unanimously by council to add outdoor rink to planning process

The City of Vernon will add an outdoor skating rink to the planning process for the development of the Kin Race Track Lands park. (City of Vernon photo)