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Six Vernon immigrants share who they miss most in Vernon and District Immigrant and Community Services Society’s new video campaign. (VDISS)

Vernon non-profit up for $100K prize with latest COVID-19 vaccine campaign

Local immigrants ask the question ‘Who do you miss?’ in vaccine awareness videos

Six Vernon immigrants share who they miss most in Vernon and District Immigrant and Community Services Society’s new video campaign. (VDISS)
Fans and cardboard cutouts of celebrities fill the stands at Sahlen Field before a baseball game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Miami Marlins in Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, June 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

Life-size cutouts to fill theatre’s audience in Vernon

Performing arts centre takes inspiration from home-run idea in televised sports

Fans and cardboard cutouts of celebrities fill the stands at Sahlen Field before a baseball game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Miami Marlins in Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, June 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)
Controlled burn above the Irish Creek area, taken at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. (Okanagan Indian Band - Facebook)

White Rock Lake wildfire nears containment after successful planned burn

BC Wildfire Service estimates the fire could be contained within seven to 10 days

Controlled burn above the Irish Creek area, taken at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. (Okanagan Indian Band - Facebook)
Newly arrived members of 1 Combat Engineer Regiment (CER) at Land Task Force – Vernon, receive an in-brief from the Camp Sergeant Major. 1 CER is deploying as part of Operation LENTUS in assistance to BC Wildfire Service. (Captain Jamie Blois, Public Affairs Officer, Land Task Force – Vernon photo)

Military on the move from 100 Mile House to Vernon to join White Rock Lake wildfire fight

More members of Canadian Armed Forces to make trip Saturday

Newly arrived members of 1 Combat Engineer Regiment (CER) at Land Task Force – Vernon, receive an in-brief from the Camp Sergeant Major. 1 CER is deploying as part of Operation LENTUS in assistance to BC Wildfire Service. (Captain Jamie Blois, Public Affairs Officer, Land Task Force – Vernon photo)
Dog Control Officer, Ashley Sissons, in the cutest dog pile possible. (RDNO)

Dog Control offers refuge for litter of pups evacuated from White Rock Lake wildfire

Noise complaint turns into opportunity to lend hand to Westside Road evacuee

Dog Control Officer, Ashley Sissons, in the cutest dog pile possible. (RDNO)
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are looking for 40-year-old Michael Douglas McKeeman who is wanted on outstanding arrest warrants for sexual assault and possession of stolen property. (RCMP)

Man wanted by Vernon police for sexual assault

Man wanted for outstanding warrants

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are looking for 40-year-old Michael Douglas McKeeman who is wanted on outstanding arrest warrants for sexual assault and possession of stolen property. (RCMP)
Paramedics await the arrival of an injured wildfire fighter at the airport in Vernon Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. (Roger Knox - Vernon Morning Star)

VIDEO: White Rock Lake firefighter injured after 100-foot fall

Patient to be taken to hospital by ground ambulance

Paramedics await the arrival of an injured wildfire fighter at the airport in Vernon Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. (Roger Knox - Vernon Morning Star)
45-year-old Brad Raglan, who was last seen Aug. 19 in Enderby, is believed to be driving a 4 door, extended cab, white, 2009 Ford F-150 with British Columbia license plate JB0946. (RCMP)

Missing man last seen in Enderby

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP turn to public for tips of man who may be driving white pickup truck

45-year-old Brad Raglan, who was last seen Aug. 19 in Enderby, is believed to be driving a 4 door, extended cab, white, 2009 Ford F-150 with British Columbia license plate JB0946. (RCMP)
A GoFundMe campaign has been kicked off for Sandy and Dean Brandt, who take care of their granddaughter, Bella (pictured), after they lost their home to the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Sandy Brandt - Facebook)

North Okanagan grandparents lose home to White Rock Lake wildfire

GoFundMe campaign kicked off for caretakers of granddaughter with rare condition

A GoFundMe campaign has been kicked off for Sandy and Dean Brandt, who take care of their granddaughter, Bella (pictured), after they lost their home to the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Sandy Brandt - Facebook)
True Leaf CEO Darcy Bomford replaces a tray in the drying room of his empty cannabis facility in Lumby. (Nick Laba/Black Press Media)

North Okanagan cannabis company looks to expand products

True Leaf submits licence amendment application with Health Canada

True Leaf CEO Darcy Bomford replaces a tray in the drying room of his empty cannabis facility in Lumby. (Nick Laba/Black Press Media)
Planned ignitions on the White Rock Lake wildfire cause considerable smoke to be seen from nearby communities, including Spallumcheen, Tuesday, Aug. 24. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

78 homes confirmed damaged in White Rock Lake wildfire in Central Okanagan region

Regional District of Central Okanagan evacuees upset by ‘voyeuristic event’ media tour

Planned ignitions on the White Rock Lake wildfire cause considerable smoke to be seen from nearby communities, including Spallumcheen, Tuesday, Aug. 24. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
MacKenzie Camp, a faith-based children’s camp near Enderby, was targeted by vandals on Aug. 20, 2021. (MacKenzie Camp - Facebook)

Vandals target children’s camp near Enderby

RCMP, camp urge anyone with information to come forward

MacKenzie Camp, a faith-based children’s camp near Enderby, was targeted by vandals on Aug. 20, 2021. (MacKenzie Camp - Facebook)
A crowd of approximately 30 protesters took part in the provincewide solidarity action: RCMP Stand Down on Monday, Aug. 23, out front of the Vernon RCMP detachment. (Roger Knox - Vernon Morning Star)

Old-growth solidarity protest underway at Vernon police station

RCMP Stand Down a provincewide demonstration demanding end to ‘needless violence’ to land defenders in Fairy Creek

A crowd of approximately 30 protesters took part in the provincewide solidarity action: RCMP Stand Down on Monday, Aug. 23, out front of the Vernon RCMP detachment. (Roger Knox - Vernon Morning Star)
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Calls from Vernon Mounties may be a scam

RCMP warn fraudsters ‘spoofing’ phone number to make calls look like they come from local detachment

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The cellphone repair shop on 27th Street was broken into sometime overnight Thursday, Aug. 19. (Contributed)

Smash and no grab: Vernon business broken into, nothing stolen

Police respond to break and enter in 3100 block of 27th Avenue

The cellphone repair shop on 27th Street was broken into sometime overnight Thursday, Aug. 19. (Contributed)
The glow of fires burn on the hills above Westside Road as seen from Head of the Lake Thursday, Aug. 18. (Neville Jason Bottiglieri photo)

White Rock Lake wildfire damage above Westside Road to be assessed when it’s safe: RDNO

Regional District of North Okanagan urges residents to avoid abusive and offensive language

The glow of fires burn on the hills above Westside Road as seen from Head of the Lake Thursday, Aug. 18. (Neville Jason Bottiglieri photo)
Matthew MacGugan, 31, was last seen Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021. (RCMP)

Vernon police search for missing man

Turn to public for tips on 31-year-old Matthew MacGugan’s whereabouts

Matthew MacGugan, 31, was last seen Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021. (RCMP)
Jason Satterthwaite and his 16-year-old son, Aiden, fought on the frontlines of the White Rock Lake wildfire together for the Okanagan Indian Band Fire Department. (Jason Satterthwaite - Facebook)

Father and teen son battle White Rock Lake wildfire for Okanagan Indian Band Fire Department

‘He is the bravest young man I know,’ former North Westside fire chief says of 16-year-old son

Jason Satterthwaite and his 16-year-old son, Aiden, fought on the frontlines of the White Rock Lake wildfire together for the Okanagan Indian Band Fire Department. (Jason Satterthwaite - Facebook)
The White Rock Lake fire as seen from 50th Parallel Winery in Lake Country at 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 16. (Jessie Ballard)

UPDATE: Hundreds of White Rock Lake wildfire evacuees can return home

Portions of OKIB, Westside Road, Spallumcheen downgraded to alert

The White Rock Lake fire as seen from 50th Parallel Winery in Lake Country at 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 16. (Jessie Ballard)
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP and local governments are reminding people to stay out of the evacuation zones, including those travelling by boat. (RCMP)

Stay out of evacuation zones: RCMP

Accessing areas by boat included in warning to stay away

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP and local governments are reminding people to stay out of the evacuation zones, including those travelling by boat. (RCMP)