Caitlin Clow

Smoke continued to be visible from the White Rock Lake wildfire on Sept. 9. (Ian Kalamazoo photo)

White Rock Lake wildfire damages an estimated $77M: Insurance Bureau of Canada

More than 800 claims expected from event that burned more than 83,000 hectares

Smoke continued to be visible from the White Rock Lake wildfire on Sept. 9. (Ian Kalamazoo photo)
Libraries are a go-to destination for books, but computers at Chilliwack-area branches are also available for visitors who need internet access and printing get a vaccine passport. (COURTESY PHOTO, King County Library System)

Chapter closes on Oyama library

Resources to be reallocated to District of Lake Country branch; services to continue locally

Libraries are a go-to destination for books, but computers at Chilliwack-area branches are also available for visitors who need internet access and printing get a vaccine passport. (COURTESY PHOTO, King County Library System)
An autopsy of human remains found in a burned-out SUV discovered off Westside Road Sept. 20, 2020, are those of Erin Chelsea Borgford, 27, of Whitehorse. Her death is being treated as a homicide. (RCMP Handout)

Tips sought a year after body found in burned vehicle: North Okanagan RCMP

Do you know who killed Erin Borgford?

An autopsy of human remains found in a burned-out SUV discovered off Westside Road Sept. 20, 2020, are those of Erin Chelsea Borgford, 27, of Whitehorse. Her death is being treated as a homicide. (RCMP Handout)
Caravan Theatre’s 18th annual Halloween event will see groups explore what happens when a mysterious contagion starts appearing in the community. The audio-driven immersive performance takes place Oct. 13-30, 2021. (Contributed)

North Okanagan theatre turns up the volume on Halloween horror

Walk of Terror: System Failure is Caravan Theatre’s newest immersive audio-driven performance

Caravan Theatre’s 18th annual Halloween event will see groups explore what happens when a mysterious contagion starts appearing in the community. The audio-driven immersive performance takes place Oct. 13-30, 2021. (Contributed)
Vernon Rodent Control owner and operator David Taylor is the first in the region to receive BC SPCA AnimalKind accreditation and is third in the province recognized for his commitment to high animal welfare. (Contributed)

Vernon poison-free rodent control first in Okanagan approved by BC SPCA

Vernon Rodent Control’s origins rooted in educating consumers about safe alternatives

Vernon Rodent Control owner and operator David Taylor is the first in the region to receive BC SPCA AnimalKind accreditation and is third in the province recognized for his commitment to high animal welfare. (Contributed)
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP stopped a 2008 Kia Sportage that looks like this Monday, Sept. 20, believed to be involved in a shooting. (RCMP)

One dead in Vernon shooting

Man arrested in Armstrong after police scour for suspect vehicle

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP stopped a 2008 Kia Sportage that looks like this Monday, Sept. 20, believed to be involved in a shooting. (RCMP)
Around 100 supporters of the People’s Party of Canada watched the results roll in in Armstrong alongside North Okanagan-Shuswap candidate Kyle Delfing. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Party marks end to ‘good campaign’ for North Okanagan-Shuswap PPC candidate

More than 100 party supporters join in to celebrate Kyle Delfing

Around 100 supporters of the People’s Party of Canada watched the results roll in in Armstrong alongside North Okanagan-Shuswap candidate Kyle Delfing. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP have found a blue 2008 Kia Sportage allegedly linked to an incident in Enderby. (RCMP)

Police find vehicle linked to Enderby incident

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP released image of suspect Kia Sportage

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP have found a blue 2008 Kia Sportage allegedly linked to an incident in Enderby. (RCMP)
Col. Chris Hadfield, decorated Canadian astronaut, made a surprise stop at Falkland School Sept. 17, 2021, on his way to pick up his new puppy, Henry, from the community. (Falkland School)

VIDEO: Astronaut Chris Hadfield surprises rural North Okanagan students with visit

Decorated Canadian speaks to students in Falkland about space travels

Col. Chris Hadfield, decorated Canadian astronaut, made a surprise stop at Falkland School Sept. 17, 2021, on his way to pick up his new puppy, Henry, from the community. (Falkland School)
The District of Sicamous is helping with spring cleaning by collecting yard waste and scrap metal in early May. (Pixabay photo)

Dump Runz rids Vernon neighbourhood of flammable materials after wildfire season

Business owner, councillor hopes City of Vernon will turn to local companies more in times of need

The District of Sicamous is helping with spring cleaning by collecting yard waste and scrap metal in early May. (Pixabay photo)
Curtis Sagmoen can be seen leaving the courthouse in Vernon following Day 2 of his trial on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Okanagan offender Curtis Sagmoen allegedly terminated from LNG site in Kitimat

Kitimat’s City Centre Mall was vandalized with spray paint saying, ‘LNG Canada hires serial killers’

Curtis Sagmoen can be seen leaving the courthouse in Vernon following Day 2 of his trial on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
Vernon Police Dog Services K9 Hawkes turned six Sept. 15, 2021. (RCMP)

Vernon police dog turns 6

PDS Hawkes celebrates birthday in style Wednesday

Vernon Police Dog Services K9 Hawkes turned six Sept. 15, 2021. (RCMP)
BC Wildfire Services logistics section chief Cian Carroll shows media the dining area at the Vernon fire camp on the Kin Race Track grounds Aug. 12, 2021. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Fire camp in Vernon set for takedown

White Rock Lake wildfire camp at Kin Race Track housed more than 500 firefighters at its peak

BC Wildfire Services logistics section chief Cian Carroll shows media the dining area at the Vernon fire camp on the Kin Race Track grounds Aug. 12, 2021. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida are Moon vs Sun. (Courtesy Warner Music)

Chantal Kreviazuk, Raine Maida to play Lake Country

Tickets go on sale this Friday for OLP frontman and singer, songwriter wife

Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida are Moon vs Sun. (Courtesy Warner Music)
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’ campfire snuffed north of Vernon

Couple lost near Silver Star found by Search and Rescue crews next day

VSAR dispatched 22 search and rescue members to locate the couple. Teams from Kelowna, Penticton and Kamloops also helped with the search. (Contributed)
Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation’s Kate McBrearty, executive director, and Bree Cawley, communications officer, with the white hearts put up around the hospital April 3, 2020. (Submitted Photo)

Vernon restaurants give healthcare workers a boost after ‘heartbreaking’ protest

Free coffees at Ratio and food credit at The Roster

Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation’s Kate McBrearty, executive director, and Bree Cawley, communications officer, with the white hearts put up around the hospital April 3, 2020. (Submitted Photo)
Andrew McWilliam, co-owner and manager of Ratio Café, was quick to adapt amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Carole Fawcett - Contributed)

Vernon coffee shop gives health-care heroes a boost after ‘heartbreaking’ protest

Ratio Coffee & Pastry stands up for COVID-19 heroes with free beverages Thursday

Andrew McWilliam, co-owner and manager of Ratio Café, was quick to adapt amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Carole Fawcett - Contributed)
Brandon Simpson, 27, was last seen July 24 walking along the Okanagan Rail Trail in Coldstream. (RCMP)

Missing man last seen on Coldstream’s Okanagan Rail Trail in July

Vernon police looking for tips on missing 27-year-old man

Brandon Simpson, 27, was last seen July 24 walking along the Okanagan Rail Trail in Coldstream. (RCMP)
Two new fires were reported Aug. 30, 2021, near the north end of the White Rock Lake wildfire’s evacuation alert area. One already is deemed under control. (Black Press Media photo)

2 new fires sparked on White Rock Lake wildfire’s edge

BC Wildfire Services reported two new fires; one already deemed under control

Two new fires were reported Aug. 30, 2021, near the north end of the White Rock Lake wildfire’s evacuation alert area. One already is deemed under control. (Black Press Media photo)