Vernon

The annual United Against Violence Against Women Candlelight Vigil will take place Monday, Dec. 6 at both the Vernon and Salmon Arm campuses of Okanagan College. (Image contributed)

Vigils in Salmon Arm, Vernon to remember women killed in Montreal massacre

Okanagan College candlelight vigils to raise awareness of all murdered and missing women

 

Rescue teams from across the province arrived in Princeton on Nov. 15 to provide assistance (Photo courtesy of Penticton and District Search and Rescue’s Facebook Page)

‘Shocked by the level destruction’: Rescuers in Princeton recap the week it was

Emergency response is now over, time for recovery effort: SAR manager

 

Splatsin Kukpi7 Wayne Christian said a new facility being built by August 2022 will provide relief for 11 elders in need of housing. (File photo)

‘Supporting one another’: Splatsin to build new housing facility for elders

Kukpi7 Wayne Christian said facility will provide 11 elders with housing

 

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)
The Kelowna Rockets fill the arena against the Calgary Hitmen on February 28, 2015, at Prospera Place in Kelowna. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

Kelowna, Kamloops MLAs ask Interior Health for clarity on gathering restrictions

Provincial restrictions on gatherings set to ease next week, Interior may have to wait

The Kelowna Rockets fill the arena against the Calgary Hitmen on February 28, 2015, at Prospera Place in Kelowna. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)
La Carraia Gelato was broken into and had cash, equipment and some cookies stolen Oct. 4, 2021. (La Carraia Gelato/Facebook photo)

Two arrested after gelato shop smash and grab in Vernon

Investigation links one man to string of recent break-ins downtown

La Carraia Gelato was broken into and had cash, equipment and some cookies stolen Oct. 4, 2021. (La Carraia Gelato/Facebook photo)
La Carraia Gelato was broken into and had cash, equipment and some cookies stolen Oct. 4, 2021. (La Carraia Gelato - Facebook)

Thieves smash doors, steal cookies from Vernon gelato shop

New business broken into Monday night; cash, iPad stolen

La Carraia Gelato was broken into and had cash, equipment and some cookies stolen Oct. 4, 2021. (La Carraia Gelato - Facebook)
Petro Canada pumps selling at 157.9 Tuesday, Oct. 5, while Super Save on is selling for 143.9. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Gas jumps 14 cents in Vernon

Petro Canada selling regular fuel for 157.9

Petro Canada pumps selling at 157.9 Tuesday, Oct. 5, while Super Save on is selling for 143.9. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
The Okanagan Lake Dam pictured in 2019. (Okanagan WaterWise/Facebook)

Okanagan Lake Dam called ‘inadequate’ for flood mitigation

Climate change is driving the changes in lake levels, the Okanagan Basin Water Board said

The Okanagan Lake Dam pictured in 2019. (Okanagan WaterWise/Facebook)
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Vernon to head back to polls for by-election in December

Qualified candidates can put name forward in candidate nomination period starting Oct. 19

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The front door was found smashed in at the Gentleman’s Barbershop and Shave Parlour Thursday morning (Sept. 23) and equipment was stolen. (@thegentlemensshop - Instagram)

Vernon rallies behind broken-in barbershop

Thieves smash door, leave with equipment; business community comes to the rescue

The front door was found smashed in at the Gentleman’s Barbershop and Shave Parlour Thursday morning (Sept. 23) and equipment was stolen. (@thegentlemensshop - Instagram)
Open burn ban rescinded in Kamloops Fire Centre (File photo)

Province to lift open burning ban in Kamloops Fire Centre

Category 2 and 3 open fires allowed everywhere within the Kamloops Fire Centre on Friday

Open burn ban rescinded in Kamloops Fire Centre (File photo)
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UPDATE: Highway 97 in Lake Country now open following serious collision

The highway was closed for more than an hour after the three-vehicle crash

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(Contributed/B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive)

Okanagan food banks looking for Thanksgiving donations

Contactless food drive will provide dinner for many this Thanksgiving

(Contributed/B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive)
Vernon Mounties offered a stranded mobility scooter rider a push after the unit’s batteries died Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. (RCMP)

Vernon Mounties give stranded scooter rider a push

Officers lend a helping hand after batteries die

Vernon Mounties offered a stranded mobility scooter rider a push after the unit’s batteries died Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. (RCMP)
VSAR dispatched 22 search and rescue members to locate the couple. Teams from Kelowna, Penticton and Kamloops also helped with the search. (Contributed)

Missing hikers in SilverStar area located, says Vernon Search and Rescue

The pair had gone for a hike near SilverStar and gotten way off track

VSAR dispatched 22 search and rescue members to locate the couple. Teams from Kelowna, Penticton and Kamloops also helped with the search. (Contributed)
(Black Press Media file)

Vernon man arrested after allegedly shining lasers at planes

Police allege the man also attempted to assault an officer as he was being arrested

(Black Press Media file)
The air quality statement issued on Tuesday, Aug. 31 warned residents of smoky skies for two days. Environment Canada urged people to be mindful of the health effects of wildfire smoke and limit time spent outdoors. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)

Smoky skies bulletin lifted for Kelowna, Vernon; remains in place for South Okanagan

A special air quality statement still remains for the South Okanagan

The air quality statement issued on Tuesday, Aug. 31 warned residents of smoky skies for two days. Environment Canada urged people to be mindful of the health effects of wildfire smoke and limit time spent outdoors. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
A statue pictured as smoke blocks the sun in downtown Kelowna on July 27, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Smoky skies forecasted for the Okanagan Valley

Temperatures forecasted in low- to mid-20s throughout the week

A statue pictured as smoke blocks the sun in downtown Kelowna on July 27, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
(Stacia O’Brien/Facebook)

UPDATE: Downed power lines knock out power between Lake Country and Vernon

Traffic cleared, but power remains out for 200 properties

(Stacia O’Brien/Facebook)