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Vernon’s Davison Orchards closed its pumpkin patch for the rest of the season after receiving notice from Interior Health that U-Pick Fields are classified as an event. (Facebook photo)

Vernon orchard closes pumpkin field following Interior Health notice

Interior Health tells Davison Orchards U-pick fields are an ‘event;’ pumpkins now sold at market

Vernon’s Davison Orchards closed its pumpkin patch for the rest of the season after receiving notice from Interior Health that U-Pick Fields are classified as an event. (Facebook photo)
Vernon Fire Rescue Services and Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP were called to a report of an electrical fire at the temporary shelter operated by Turning Points Collaborative Society on 37th Street Sunday, Oct. 18, just before 5:30 p.m. A fire was discovered in the building’s attic, forcing the evacuation of temporary residents and staff. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Reported electrical fire evacuates Okanagan temporary shelter

No visible smoke or flame but Vernon firefighters discover small blaze in former warehouse’s attic

Vernon Fire Rescue Services and Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP were called to a report of an electrical fire at the temporary shelter operated by Turning Points Collaborative Society on 37th Street Sunday, Oct. 18, just before 5:30 p.m. A fire was discovered in the building’s attic, forcing the evacuation of temporary residents and staff. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
The Enderby Fire Department battled a structure fire north of the city toward Grindrod off Highway 97A, on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

All accounted for after structure fire at North Okanagan garlic farm

RCMP confirm everyone associated with the property are safe

The Enderby Fire Department battled a structure fire north of the city toward Grindrod off Highway 97A, on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
A Royal Canadian Air Force Buffalo aircraft from the 442 Transport and Rescue Squdron in Comox could be seen circling the skies of Vernon Thursday, Oct. 8, while on a training session in the North Okanagan. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Buffalo aircraft pays visit to Vernon

RCAF plane used for training with Civil Air Search and Rescue Association

A Royal Canadian Air Force Buffalo aircraft from the 442 Transport and Rescue Squdron in Comox could be seen circling the skies of Vernon Thursday, Oct. 8, while on a training session in the North Okanagan. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Vernon Fire Rescue Services members along with Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP officers transport an injured child to a waiting ambulance near Polson Park Sunday, Oct. 4. The dispatch call was for that of a pre-teen falling 20 feet and suffering a head injury. There is no word on the condition of the child. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Okanagan child suffers injury in fall

Incident happened in Vernon near Highway 6 railway bridge and Polson Park Sunday, Oct. 4

Vernon Fire Rescue Services members along with Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP officers transport an injured child to a waiting ambulance near Polson Park Sunday, Oct. 4. The dispatch call was for that of a pre-teen falling 20 feet and suffering a head injury. There is no word on the condition of the child. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Coldstream’s Stacy Roest, assistant general manager with the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning, hoists the Stanley Cup over his head on the ice in Edmonton Monday, Sept. 28, after the Bolts blanked the Dallas Stars 2-0 to win the NHL championship series 4-2. (Photo submitted)

Okanagan man savours Stanley Cup win

Stacy Roest of Coldstream gets name on trophy as assistant GM for champion Tampa Bay Lightning

Coldstream’s Stacy Roest, assistant general manager with the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning, hoists the Stanley Cup over his head on the ice in Edmonton Monday, Sept. 28, after the Bolts blanked the Dallas Stars 2-0 to win the NHL championship series 4-2. (Photo submitted)
Vernon Fire Rescue Services responded to reports of a person stuck in the Lower BX Creek at 34th Street and 35th Avenue near the Vernon Winter Carnival office Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. An individual was safely rescued from a culvert. (Roger Knox - Vernon Morning Star)

UPDATE: Person safely pulled from Vernon creek culvert

First responders from multiple agencies assist in getting individual out of the creek

Vernon Fire Rescue Services responded to reports of a person stuck in the Lower BX Creek at 34th Street and 35th Avenue near the Vernon Winter Carnival office Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. An individual was safely rescued from a culvert. (Roger Knox - Vernon Morning Star)
Vernon’s Kenton (Kent) Donaldson has helped make Golden’s Whitetooth Brewing Company Ltd. in Golden one of Canada’s best. The brewery won five individual awards at the 2020 Canadian Brewing Awards ceremony. (Brenna Donaldson photo)

Vernon man brews up award-winning flavours in Golden

Kenton (Kent) Donaldson is co-founder of Whitetooth Brewing Company Ltd. in Golden

Vernon’s Kenton (Kent) Donaldson has helped make Golden’s Whitetooth Brewing Company Ltd. in Golden one of Canada’s best. The brewery won five individual awards at the 2020 Canadian Brewing Awards ceremony. (Brenna Donaldson photo)
Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo has announced he’ll seek the riding seat again after Premier John Horgan called a snap election for Saturday, Oct. 24. Kyllo labeled the election call as ‘opportunistic.’ (Black Press - file photo)

‘Totally unnecessary’ – Okanagan-Shuswap Liberals MLAs reacts to election call

Eric Foster, Greg Kyllo say call is “political opportunity;’ each will seek re-election

Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo has announced he’ll seek the riding seat again after Premier John Horgan called a snap election for Saturday, Oct. 24. Kyllo labeled the election call as ‘opportunistic.’ (Black Press - file photo)
Vernon Fire Rescue Services personnel examine the remnants of a house fire put out by an on-duty Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP officer on Mission Hill Sunday afternoon, Sept. 13. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Okanagan RCMP officer hailed as hero for saving home from fire

Vernon Mountie used extinguisher in his cruiser to extinguish fire in back of house on Mission Hill

Vernon Fire Rescue Services personnel examine the remnants of a house fire put out by an on-duty Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP officer on Mission Hill Sunday afternoon, Sept. 13. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Okanagan cyclist suffers injuries in alleged hit-and-run

Okanagan cyclist suffers injuries in alleged hit-and-run

Vehicle in Vernon allegedly failed to stop after collision; injuries non-life-threatening

Okanagan cyclist suffers injuries in alleged hit-and-run
Tina McKay posted this photo of a brush fire in Lumby near Balsam Lane Saturday, Aug. 29. It was the second such fire in that vicinity in less than a week. Cause of the fire has not yet been determined. (Facebook photo)

Civilians, fire crews douse Okanagan village brush fire

Blaze Saturday, Aug. 29, was close to spot where similar fire broke out Sunday, Aug. 23 in Lumby

Tina McKay posted this photo of a brush fire in Lumby near Balsam Lane Saturday, Aug. 29. It was the second such fire in that vicinity in less than a week. Cause of the fire has not yet been determined. (Facebook photo)
BC Wildfire personnel are helping battle a vehicle fire near SilverStar Mountain Resort (top) and a wildfire near Lavington (bottom) on Monday, Aug. 17. (BC Wildfire photo)

Vehicle fire sparks near Okanagan resort

Blaze believed to be human-caused near Vernon’s SilverStar Mountain Resort ignites Monday afternoon

BC Wildfire personnel are helping battle a vehicle fire near SilverStar Mountain Resort (top) and a wildfire near Lavington (bottom) on Monday, Aug. 17. (BC Wildfire photo)
Vernon Fire-Rescue Services firefighters worked quickly to extinguish a small brush fire in Becker Park, above the Vernon Curling Rink, Sunday morning, Aug. 16. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Grass fire in Okanagan park quickly doused

Woman out for walk noticed smoke coming from Vernon’s Becker Park shortly before 9:30 a.m.

Vernon Fire-Rescue Services firefighters worked quickly to extinguish a small brush fire in Becker Park, above the Vernon Curling Rink, Sunday morning, Aug. 16. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
The splash park, playground and neighbouring washroom facilities remain closed at Vernon’s Polson Park due to pooling of groundwater. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Stagnant water keeps popular North Okanagan park closed

Splash park, playground and washrooms still closed at Polson Park due to water pooling

The splash park, playground and neighbouring washroom facilities remain closed at Vernon’s Polson Park due to pooling of groundwater. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Lightning caused four small fires to break out on or near Revelstoke’s Mt. Begbie overnight Saturday, Aug. 1. (BC Wildfire Service Twitter photo)

Fires ignite on Revelstoke’s Mt. Begbie; Kamloops Fire Centre blazes holding

Crews working throughout region over holiday weekend to contain wildfires

Lightning caused four small fires to break out on or near Revelstoke’s Mt. Begbie overnight Saturday, Aug. 1. (BC Wildfire Service Twitter photo)
Vernon Fire Rescue Services was later joined by Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP at the Shops at Polson Park Tuesday afternoon, July 28, for a report of a child locked in a vehicle with midday temperatures hovering around 30 degrees Celsius. A mom had just placed her child in the vehicle’s car seat when the door inadvertently locked with her keys inside. She summoned help and a bystander was able to get the vehicle door open just as VFRS crew arrived and the child was safely pulled out. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Child safely removed from locked Okanagan car

Tense moments when Vernon mom puts child in car seat then is horrified as door lock with keys inside

Vernon Fire Rescue Services was later joined by Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP at the Shops at Polson Park Tuesday afternoon, July 28, for a report of a child locked in a vehicle with midday temperatures hovering around 30 degrees Celsius. A mom had just placed her child in the vehicle’s car seat when the door inadvertently locked with her keys inside. She summoned help and a bystander was able to get the vehicle door open just as VFRS crew arrived and the child was safely pulled out. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Starbucks has temporarily closed Vernon’s Anderson Way facility after two employees experienced symptoms of COVID-19. (File photo)

Vernon Starbucks temporarily closed over COVID-19 concerns

Two employees exhibit symptoms at Anderson Way location; company puts protocol into action

Starbucks has temporarily closed Vernon’s Anderson Way facility after two employees experienced symptoms of COVID-19. (File photo)
Nobody was injured in a fire deemed suspicious, as a motorhome was found ablaze in Lake Country on Beaver Lake Road Tuesday, July 14, shortly before 8:30 p.m. (Lake Country Fire Department photo)

Lake Country motorhome fire deemed suspicious

Vehicle found fully engulfed Tuesday, July 14, just before 8:30 p.m.

Nobody was injured in a fire deemed suspicious, as a motorhome was found ablaze in Lake Country on Beaver Lake Road Tuesday, July 14, shortly before 8:30 p.m. (Lake Country Fire Department photo)
Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP hopes somebody can identify this suspect in connection with a hit-and-run and assault of a cyclist on March 24 in the 2000 block of 43rd Street in Vernon. (RCMP photo)

Vernon Mounties share video of cyclist hit by vehicle, assaulted

Police release short video clip of cyclist struck by SUV in March 2020, and photos of suspects

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP hopes somebody can identify this suspect in connection with a hit-and-run and assault of a cyclist on March 24 in the 2000 block of 43rd Street in Vernon. (RCMP photo)