Jennifer Smith

Mel Arnold

‘Words matter’: North Okanagan MP addresses child pornography language

Mel Arnold’s bill advances to senate to see term changed to child sexual abuse and exploitation material

Mel Arnold
Nishika Jardine

Veterans Ombud visits Vancouver, Island, Okanagan on B.C. trip

RCMP, CAF and veterans invited to town halls

Nishika Jardine
Okanagan Okie did not see his shadow on Groundhog Dog, therefore predicting an early spring. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Early spring forecast by Okanagan Okie

Stuffed Vernon marmot mascot did not see his shadow at Allan Brooks Nature Centre

Okanagan Okie did not see his shadow on Groundhog Dog, therefore predicting an early spring. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Drug paraphernalia and garbage plague the downtown Vernon Swan Brook Estates complex. (Contributed)

2 fires in 2 weeks at downtown Vernon apartment

Residents tired of homeless lighting fires, doing drugs, leaving garbage

Drug paraphernalia and garbage plague the downtown Vernon Swan Brook Estates complex. (Contributed)
Lumby’s Ramshorn Pub has been divided and is for lease following extensive renovations. (Royal LePage image)

Former Lumby pub open for business ideas

Ramshorn Motel upstairs, 2 lease spaces downstairs

Lumby’s Ramshorn Pub has been divided and is for lease following extensive renovations. (Royal LePage image)
Vernon Winter Carnival chairperson Laurel Cornell (left) and executive director Vicki Proulx address the crowd for the Media Launch of the 63rd Carnival Jan. 11 at the Best Western Premier Hotel in Vernon. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon Winter Carnival one week away

Feb. 3-12 event has over 130 events to lift your spirits

Vernon Winter Carnival chairperson Laurel Cornell (left) and executive director Vicki Proulx address the crowd for the Media Launch of the 63rd Carnival Jan. 11 at the Best Western Premier Hotel in Vernon. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Crews were on scene at Kin beach to remove tree stumps this week. (Brieanna Charlebois - Morning Star)

More trees coming down at Vernon beach

Large old picturesque cottonwood trees becoming hazardous

Crews were on scene at Kin beach to remove tree stumps this week. (Brieanna Charlebois - Morning Star)
Crews clear fallen trees at SilverStar Mountain Resort. (Sheena On Piste photo)

More falling, dangerous trees force closures at Vernon ski hill

SilverStar Mountain Resort reporting high winds snapping weakened trees

Crews clear fallen trees at SilverStar Mountain Resort. (Sheena On Piste photo)
Kristina Klein got her start in the kitchen at the young age of three or four when she'd help in the family restaurant in Oliver. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Busy breakfast cafe in Vernon sold to staff

Chicken ’n waffles to stay as new owners take over EATology

Kristina Klein got her start in the kitchen at the young age of three or four when she'd help in the family restaurant in Oliver. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
Radon is a concern for indoor environments such as schools. (National Health Authority video still)

Interior Health testing radon in schools

Pilot project taking place in all districts and participating independent schools

Radon is a concern for indoor environments such as schools. (National Health Authority video still)
Firefighter Sean Wright with a cat rescued from a Spallumcheen house fire Jan. 17. (Armstrong Spallumcheen Fire Department photo)

North Okanagan fire victims lose everything, no insurance

Family escaped the blaze, one cat still missing, fundraiser started

Firefighter Sean Wright with a cat rescued from a Spallumcheen house fire Jan. 17. (Armstrong Spallumcheen Fire Department photo)
Surrey RCMP is investigating after a man was found deceased in a Newton park Thursday (May 26, 2022) night. (Malin Jordan file photo)

Speeding RCMP cleared of wrongdoing in Armstrong 2021 crash

Two occupants were seriously injured after passing officer at high speed

Surrey RCMP is investigating after a man was found deceased in a Newton park Thursday (May 26, 2022) night. (Malin Jordan file photo)
Cherryville is without power, and no school, Monday, Jan. 23. (BC Hydro outage map)

No power, no school in Cherryville due to power outage

Hundreds left in the dark for hours after power pole struck

Cherryville is without power, and no school, Monday, Jan. 23. (BC Hydro outage map)
BX-Swan Lake firefighters battle a car fire early Tuesday, Jan. 17. (Contributed)

Possible connection between Vernon car fire and deaths investigated

RCMP looking for dash cam footage after 2 bodies found in Coldstream home, BX vehicle blaze

BX-Swan Lake firefighters battle a car fire early Tuesday, Jan. 17. (Contributed)
Firefighter Sean Wright with a cat rescued from a Spallumcheen house fire Jan. 17. (Armstrong Spallumcheen Fire Department photo)

Cat rescued from North Okanagan house fire

Firefighters heard cries from feline in flooded basement

Firefighter Sean Wright with a cat rescued from a Spallumcheen house fire Jan. 17. (Armstrong Spallumcheen Fire Department photo)
An SUV is fully engulfed in flames early Tuesday, Jan. 17. (Contributed)

Car fire closes Vernon street

RCMP investigating after SUV destroyed, no one around

An SUV is fully engulfed in flames early Tuesday, Jan. 17. (Contributed)
A large police presence on Clerke Road in Coldstream early Tuesday, Jan. 17. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Two bodies found in home near Vernon

Vernon North Okanagan make discovery after answering assault with weapon call at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday

A large police presence on Clerke Road in Coldstream early Tuesday, Jan. 17. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Jim Cotter advises Team Brown on their next move during the BC Championships women’s final Jan. 15, 2023. (Curl BC video still)

Vernon coach helps Penticton/Kamloops club slide out silver medal game

Women’s Team Corryn Brown coached by Jim Cotter

Jim Cotter advises Team Brown on their next move during the BC Championships women’s final Jan. 15, 2023. (Curl BC video still)
Spallumcheen’s Ina Forrest helped Team Canada’s wheelchair curling team win bronze at the Beijing Paralympics in 2022. (Angela Burger Photo)

North Okanagan curler claims athlete of the year award

Sport BC awards wheelchair curler Ina Forrest of Spallumcheen

Spallumcheen’s Ina Forrest helped Team Canada’s wheelchair curling team win bronze at the Beijing Paralympics in 2022. (Angela Burger Photo)
Crews clear fallen trees at SilverStar Moutain Resort over the weekend. (Sheena On Piste photo)

Hundreds of trees snapped, backside closed at Vernon ski hill

Putnam Creek remains closed Monday and Tuesday

Crews clear fallen trees at SilverStar Moutain Resort over the weekend. (Sheena On Piste photo)