Brendan Shykora

Lance & Patty Skoreyko of Armstrong own Pogo's Garage and will be bringing their gear to Creative Chaos this weekend. (Contributed)

Armstrong garage gear joins Vernon Chaos

Pogo’s Garage is among the vendors to be found at Creative Chaos craft fair

Lance & Patty Skoreyko of Armstrong own Pogo's Garage and will be bringing their gear to Creative Chaos this weekend. (Contributed)
Vernon Search and Rescue helped retrieve a deceased person who was camping in the Lumby area Saturday, May 28, 2022. (VSAR photo)

Man camping in Lumby area found deceased

Vernon Search and Rescue assisted the RCMP in recovering the body Saturday night

Vernon Search and Rescue helped retrieve a deceased person who was camping in the Lumby area Saturday, May 28, 2022. (VSAR photo)
Vernon’s Popmode Board Supply is presenting its first-ever Best Trick Series, a skateboarding competition series that will kick off in Coldstream Friday, June 3, 2022. (Pixabay photo)

‘Bring your A game’: Okanagan board shop creates skateboard competition series

Popmode Board Supply’s first-ever Best Tricks Series will kick off in Coldstream Friday, June 3

Vernon’s Popmode Board Supply is presenting its first-ever Best Trick Series, a skateboarding competition series that will kick off in Coldstream Friday, June 3, 2022. (Pixabay photo)
A bear cub was seen eating garbage in Vernon’s Harwood area Friday, May 27, 2022. (Submitted photo)

Bear cub feeding from Vernon garbage bin prompts call to take extra care

Wise Wildlife Control shared tips for keeping bears away from properties

A bear cub was seen eating garbage in Vernon’s Harwood area Friday, May 27, 2022. (Submitted photo)
A bear cub was seen eating garbage in Vernon’s Harwood area Friday, May 27, 2022. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

VIDEO: Bear cub feeding from Vernon garbage bin prompts call to take extra care

Wise Wildlife Control shared tips for keeping bears away from properties

A bear cub was seen eating garbage in Vernon’s Harwood area Friday, May 27, 2022. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
The BC Bat Count will take place in June 2022. (J. Saremba photo)

Volunteers sought for Okanagan bat count

Bat counts help biologists better understand the local bat population and monitor for white-nose syndrome

The BC Bat Count will take place in June 2022. (J. Saremba photo)
James Osborne of Vernon celebrated his 80th birthday by skydiving on Sunday, May 22, 2022. (Submitted photo)

Vernon senior skydives 10,000 feet to mark 80th birthday

James Osborne also jumped out of a ‘perfectly good airplane’ to celebrate his 70th birthday

James Osborne of Vernon celebrated his 80th birthday by skydiving on Sunday, May 22, 2022. (Submitted photo)
The newly constructed arbor can fit 300 people and replaces the old structure that was decommissioned in 2018. (OKIB photo)

‘Building a sense of community’: Okanagan Indian Band unveils new cultural arbor

The band is hosting a celebration for the new structure, after its previous arbor was decommissioned in 2018

The newly constructed arbor can fit 300 people and replaces the old structure that was decommissioned in 2018. (OKIB photo)
Students explore the Trades Training Centre at Okanagan College’s Vernon campus during Experience OC May 4, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

High school students get a taste of the Okanagan College experience

Experience OC gives future Okanagan College students a chance to find a program that suits them

Students explore the Trades Training Centre at Okanagan College’s Vernon campus during Experience OC May 4, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
There are more than 20 varieties of tulips at the first annual Tulip Festival in Armstrong-Spallumcheen. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

More time to enjoy North Okanagan tulip festival

First Armstrong-Spallumcheen tulip festival extended to May 28, as cold spring delayed bloom of some flowers

There are more than 20 varieties of tulips at the first annual Tulip Festival in Armstrong-Spallumcheen. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Two Vernon hunters were penalized with a combined $13,000 in fines after poaching three moose in the Kelowna area in November 2019. (COS photo)

Pair of Vernon hunters fined $13K for poaching 3 moose in Kelowna area

The men did not have LEH authorization and left two of the moose behind

Two Vernon hunters were penalized with a combined $13,000 in fines after poaching three moose in the Kelowna area in November 2019. (COS photo)
The Okanagan Basin Water Board has launched its Make Water Work campaign for 2022. (Black Press file photo)

Okanagan residents encouraged to get the most out of their water use

The Okanagan Basin Water Board’s ‘Make Water Work’ campaign is back ahead of the 2022 summer season

The Okanagan Basin Water Board has launched its Make Water Work campaign for 2022. (Black Press file photo)
The Greater Vernon Advisory Committee will review a bylaw that bans class two and three e-bikes on the Okanagan Rail Trail at its next meeting on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. (Contributed)

E-bike restriction on Okanagan Rail Trail to be reviewed, following complaints

A petition has been launched opposing a bylaw banning two classes of e-bikes on the trail

The Greater Vernon Advisory Committee will review a bylaw that bans class two and three e-bikes on the Okanagan Rail Trail at its next meeting on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. (Contributed)
The Vernon Family Resource Centre recently received a $5,000 Multiculturalism Grant to help run an outreach program for refugees and immigrants. Program facilitator Ziyba Ibragimova hopes to expand the program to two meetings per week to accommodate incoming refugees from Ukraine. (Submitted photo)

Outreach program supporting dozens of Ukrainian refugees in Vernon

Vernon Family Resource Centre and VDICSS recently received a $5,000 grant to expand services

The Vernon Family Resource Centre recently received a $5,000 Multiculturalism Grant to help run an outreach program for refugees and immigrants. Program facilitator Ziyba Ibragimova hopes to expand the program to two meetings per week to accommodate incoming refugees from Ukraine. (Submitted photo)
Montreal-based band The OM Sound released the music video for their single Suspicious Auspicious, filmed in their hometown of Vernon, on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. (Submitted photo)

WATCH: OM Sound releases music video filmed in Vernon, offering glimpse of tour life

Shot in the Montreal-based band’s hometown, the video for ‘Suspicious Auspicious’ was filmed in just 45 minutes

Montreal-based band The OM Sound released the music video for their single Suspicious Auspicious, filmed in their hometown of Vernon, on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. (Submitted photo)
Two young Ukrainians with post-secondary are looking for work in Vernon, having fled Mariupol, a city left in ruins by the Russian invasion. Word of their arrival in Vernon was shared on Facebook Tuesday, May 17, 2022. (Anna Shultz/Facebook)

Pair of educated Ukrainians seeking work in Vernon

A week ago Nick Zrazh and Max Yenin fled Mariupol, a city completely destroyed by the Russian invasion

Two young Ukrainians with post-secondary are looking for work in Vernon, having fled Mariupol, a city left in ruins by the Russian invasion. Word of their arrival in Vernon was shared on Facebook Tuesday, May 17, 2022. (Anna Shultz/Facebook)
Vernon’s Dyra Pridham is graduating with a Master of Business Administration degree and will give the valedictory address at Ceremony 2 at the University of Northern British Columbia’s Prince George campus on May 27, 2022. (Submitted photo)

Vernon mother caps off educational journey as UNBC valedictorian

Dyra Pridham excelled in her MBA studies years after starting a family, proof that there are plenty of paths to get to success

Vernon’s Dyra Pridham is graduating with a Master of Business Administration degree and will give the valedictory address at Ceremony 2 at the University of Northern British Columbia’s Prince George campus on May 27, 2022. (Submitted photo)
An example of a counterfeit Canadian $100 bank note. (File photo)

Counterfeit bills circulating in North Okanagan

Police have seen numerous fakes since May 5, most of which are Canadian $50 bills

An example of a counterfeit Canadian $100 bank note. (File photo)
The price of a litre of regular gas surpassed $2 in Vernon Wednesday, May 11, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Gas prices over $2 per litre in Vernon

Fuel prices in Canada continue to break records

The price of a litre of regular gas surpassed $2 in Vernon Wednesday, May 11, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Highway 97 A temporarily closed north of Enderby for rock stabilization work Wednesday, May 11, 2022. (DriveBC photo)

Highway 97A closed in North Okanagan for rock stabilization

The highway is expected to reopen around 11 a.m. Wednesday

Highway 97 A temporarily closed north of Enderby for rock stabilization work Wednesday, May 11, 2022. (DriveBC photo)