Okanagan

Highway 97C at Elkhart. (DriveBC)

Crash near Pennask Summit on Highway 97C

Road conditions are reportedly snowy and icy

 

Marco Longley from the Vernon Pickleball Association is dwarfed by the 12-foot pickleball Christmas tree he created with 350 broken pickleballs that now adorns the Okanagan Wealth Advisors Pickleball Complex on Okanagan Landing Road. (Anne Longley photo)

Vernon home to potentially tallest pickleball tree in the world

Vernon Pickleball Association member Marco Longley designs 12-foot tree for Vernon complex

 

Several communities across the Kootenays will be implementing measures such as promoting solar power, providing electric vehicle charging stations, composting stations, and other measures to go emissions free by 2050. Calvin Beauchesne is hoping that Golden will join them. (West Kootenay Renewable Energy photo)

Golden council asked to pass state of emergency on climate change

Several communities across the West Kootenays have already committed to be emissions free by 2050

 

(Photo: Metro creative stock)

Vaccination rates among children vary across Interior Health region

The province authorized the Pfizer vaccine for children aged five to 11 earlier this month

(Photo: Metro creative stock)
One person is in custody after Vernon North Okanagan RCMP responded to a stolen vehicle complaint in the Middleton Mountain area at approximately 12 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8. (RCMP image)

Vernon police dog assists in stolen vehicle arrest

Incident drew police presence to Middleton Mountain area at around 12 p.m. Dec. 8

One person is in custody after Vernon North Okanagan RCMP responded to a stolen vehicle complaint in the Middleton Mountain area at approximately 12 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8. (RCMP image)
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP seized weapons, cash and drugs from four homes in the 3000 block of 24th Avenue Thursday, Dec. 2. (RCMP photo)

North Okanagan RCMP seize weapons, cash, drugs from homes

Targeted response on four homes in the 3000 block of 24th Avenue carried out Dec. 2

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP seized weapons, cash and drugs from four homes in the 3000 block of 24th Avenue Thursday, Dec. 2. (RCMP photo)
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Vernon van stolen while warming up

RCMP urge drivers not to leave vehicles running

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Okanagan College hosted a candlelight vigil in honour of the National Day of Action on Violence Against Women Monday, Dec. 6. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

PHOTOS: Okanagan College students remember victims of violence

Candlelight vigil at Okanagan College marks National Day of Action on Violence Against Women

Okanagan College hosted a candlelight vigil in honour of the National Day of Action on Violence Against Women Monday, Dec. 6. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Therapist Assistant Lab at Okanagan College.

Okanagan College Health Sciences Centre in need of funds

The centre is looking to raise $750,000 to reach their $5-million goal

Therapist Assistant Lab at Okanagan College.
The Vernon Boston Pizza Junior Vipers and Merritt Centennials’ U11 Development C hockey squads, along with parents and coaches, enjoy donated pizza, fruit and veggies after their game Saturday, Dec. 4, in Vernon. The Vipers arranged the meal in support of the Centennials, all of whom were affected by recently flooding. (Contributed)

Vernon hockey team breaks (pizza) bread with Merritt opponents

U11 Boston Pizza Vipers host Merritt for pizza meal post-game to show support for those affected by floods

The Vernon Boston Pizza Junior Vipers and Merritt Centennials’ U11 Development C hockey squads, along with parents and coaches, enjoy donated pizza, fruit and veggies after their game Saturday, Dec. 4, in Vernon. The Vipers arranged the meal in support of the Centennials, all of whom were affected by recently flooding. (Contributed)
(© JLS Photography/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Central Okanagan Public Schools reflects on 1989 École Polytechnique massacre

It is the 32nd anniversary of what’s widely believed to be Canada’s largest mass shooting targeting women

  • Dec 6, 2021
(© JLS Photography/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Scotty Creek ice rink (RDCO)
Scotty Creek ice rink (RDCO)
Tabitha Pinch

RCMP trying to locate missing Vernon woman

33-year-old Tabitha Pinch was last seen at 2:30 a.m. Monday

Tabitha Pinch
Snowy streets of downtown Penticton. (Brennan Phillips/ Penticton Western News)

Okanagan-Shuswap could see up to 10 cm of snow

Environment Canada is calling for between 5 and 10 cm of snow for Monday

Snowy streets of downtown Penticton. (Brennan Phillips/ Penticton Western News)
Snow causes issues on Westside Road. (Mandi Poss/ Facebook)

Westside Road closed after logging truck tips over, vehicles crash

The road is closed at Bear Creek Road and emergency crews are on scene

Snow causes issues on Westside Road. (Mandi Poss/ Facebook)
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)
Okanagan author Darcy Nybo.

Okanagan author raises money for food bank

Darcy Nybo is fundraising for the Central Okanagan Food Bank

Okanagan author Darcy Nybo.
Vancouver-based comedian Ed Hill is set to arrive in the Okanagan to perform after the release of his Amazon Prime special. (Brandon Hart photo)

Vancouver-based comedian Ed Hill ready to connect with Okanagan audiences

The comedian is set to go on tour after the recent release of his Amazon Prime special

Vancouver-based comedian Ed Hill is set to arrive in the Okanagan to perform after the release of his Amazon Prime special. (Brandon Hart photo)
The propeller of a motorized boat encrusted with invasive mussels. Zebra and Quagga mussels can thrive in tiny crevices and even inside outboard motors, meaning very thorough cleaning is required to prevent their spread. (Contributed)

Okanagan water briefs: B.C. invasive mussel protection efforts find traction

Okanagan Basin Water Board says ongoing mussel interception vigilance remains critical

The propeller of a motorized boat encrusted with invasive mussels. Zebra and Quagga mussels can thrive in tiny crevices and even inside outboard motors, meaning very thorough cleaning is required to prevent their spread. (Contributed)
View of Okanagan Lake overlooking Peachland's lakefront community core. (File photo)

Peachland watershed focus of research study

UBC Okanagan behind effort to develop watershed management model

  • Dec 4, 2021
View of Okanagan Lake overlooking Peachland's lakefront community core. (File photo)