Jennifer Smith

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP have been busy pulling impaired drivers off the road. (RCMP photo)

Impaired drivers keep North Okanagan RCMP busy

11 drivers were found under the influence over the weekend

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP have been busy pulling impaired drivers off the road. (RCMP photo)
Identity theft  crimes are on the rise and the public is urged to take caution. (Vernon North Okanagan RCMP graphic)

Rise in identity theft: North Okanagan RCMP

Public urged to vigilant to protect their personal information and not fall victim to fraud

Identity theft  crimes are on the rise and the public is urged to take caution. (Vernon North Okanagan RCMP graphic)
Vernon City Hall. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

VERNON VOTES: Small turnout for day 2 of advance polls

Byelection for city councillor seat saw 49 voters attend second advance poll

Vernon City Hall. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Kelsey Folley was last seen in Vernon Nov. 20. (RCMP photo)

Vernon woman missing for nearly a week

RCMP asking for public’s help to locate 26-year-old

Kelsey Folley was last seen in Vernon Nov. 20. (RCMP photo)
November is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. (Pixabay)

Vernon university women’s group advocates for change

Women and men urged to attend presentation on eradicating violence against women

November is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. (Pixabay)
Dot, In Kelowna, is just one of the bunnies needing a foster home in the Okanagan. (BC SPCA photo)

SPCA ‘hopping’ to find rabbit foster homes in Vernon

Abundance of bunnies need to be moved to make room for evacuated pets

Dot, In Kelowna, is just one of the bunnies needing a foster home in the Okanagan. (BC SPCA photo)
Lake Country singer Payton Bischoff brings a holiday variety show called Don’t Stop Believing to Creekside Theatre Dec. 3 and 4. (Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre photo)

Lake Country youth spreads holiday cheer for charity

Don’t Stop Believing variety show

Lake Country singer Payton Bischoff brings a holiday variety show called Don’t Stop Believing to Creekside Theatre Dec. 3 and 4. (Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre photo)
A Vernon councillor is facing potential legal action from a former city councillor. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

VERNON VOTES: 202 ballots cast in day one of advance polls

Advance voting continues in byelection for city councillor position

A Vernon councillor is facing potential legal action from a former city councillor. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Flags at half mast at Hillview Elementary school, and all other Vernon School District facilities, Monday, May 31 in honour of the tragic discovery of the 215 children whose bodies were discovered at the Kamloops Residential School Friday, May 28. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)

1 Vernon, 1 North Okanagan and 12 Kelowna-area schools with COVID-19 exposure

Interior Health lists review high numbers in Kelowna

Flags at half mast at Hillview Elementary school, and all other Vernon School District facilities, Monday, May 31 in honour of the tragic discovery of the 215 children whose bodies were discovered at the Kamloops Residential School Friday, May 28. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)
RCMP are looking to identify this break and enter suspect. (Contributed)

Vernon RCMP try to ID man who allegedly broke into home through pet door

Police unable to identify suspect in BX home break-in and theft

RCMP are looking to identify this break and enter suspect. (Contributed)
Smoke from the White Rock Lake wildfire billows over Vernon Wednesday, Aug. 11. (Jenna Sealey photo)

Summer wildfires spark need for FireSmart work in Vernon

Projects underway to remove overgrowth, smoke will be seen next week

Smoke from the White Rock Lake wildfire billows over Vernon Wednesday, Aug. 11. (Jenna Sealey photo)
Voting in Tuesday's provincial election takes place across Vernon-Monashee and the Shuswap constituencies. For full results and coverage of the election Tuesday night, visit vernonmorningstar.com (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)

VERNON VOTES: 11 choices for council byelection

Advanced voting starts today for new city councillor

Voting in Tuesday's provincial election takes place across Vernon-Monashee and the Shuswap constituencies. For full results and coverage of the election Tuesday night, visit vernonmorningstar.com (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)
Fire truck. (Morning Star file photo)

Rollover traps two north of Vernon

Emergency crews on scene of single-vehicle incident at Highway 97 junction

Fire truck. (Morning Star file photo)
File photo of Prospera Place in Kelowna.  (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

UPDATE: Interior Health COVID-19 restrictions under consideration

Health Minister Adrian Dix responds to Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick’s concerns

File photo of Prospera Place in Kelowna.  (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)
Red Deer will not have dedicated neighbourhood voting stations on election day, and voting is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at eight voting stations. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

No vaccinations needed for voting in Vernon byelection

Advance voting begins Wednesday, Nov. 24

Red Deer will not have dedicated neighbourhood voting stations on election day, and voting is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at eight voting stations. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
Christopher Bird

UPDATE: RCMP locate missing Vernon man

Christopher Bird, 46, was last seen Nov. 18

Christopher Bird
Jill Setah’s First Nations Fashions will be on display at the Fashion and Fire show Nov. 27. (Contributed)

Okanagan stage heats up with Indigenous designs and fire dancers

Fashion and Fire show in Lake Country features Oliver-born artist

Jill Setah’s First Nations Fashions will be on display at the Fashion and Fire show Nov. 27. (Contributed)
The former Daily Grind coffee drive-thru will be a TacoTime soon. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Natural disasters leave Vernon TacoTime opening date in limbo

New fast food restaurant planned for former Daily Grind location

The former Daily Grind coffee drive-thru will be a TacoTime soon. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
RCMP staff spent some time with this pup after it showed up at the detachment, but are now looking for its owner. (Vernon North Okanagan RCMP photo)

Lost dog hops into North Okanagan RCMP car

Officers had a nice visit, but dog handed over to Enderby dog control

RCMP staff spent some time with this pup after it showed up at the detachment, but are now looking for its owner. (Vernon North Okanagan RCMP photo)
Morning Star file photo
The Vernon swimming pool will host free events Sunday and Monday.

COVID-19 vaccinations required for parents at Vernon pool

Additional revisions made to provincial health officer’s order on gatherings and events this week

Morning Star file photo
The Vernon swimming pool will host free events Sunday and Monday.