Vernon

Just as the first heat wave of summer hits the North Okanagan, a water quality advisory due to higher bacteria levels than allowed has forced the closure of Vernon’s Kin Beach on Okanagan Lake. (Morning Star - file photo)

Okanagan beach closed in heat wave due to water quality advisory

Higher bacteria levels than allowed in Okanagan Lake has forced temporary closure of Vernon’s Kin Beach

 

A large willow tree fell dangerously close to a Vernon home Thursday morning. (Betty Ackerman photo)

Tree falls dangerously close to Vernon home

Second time in a year senior couple have had a close call

 

Some snow in the upper peaks of SilverStar Mountain Resort is stopping the bike park from opening for the season. (Video still)

Ready to ride: SilverStar bike park opens

Some snow up top, but Vernon resort has 85 per cent of runs open

 

A second Vernon nurse has been disciplined by the B.C. College of Nurses and Midwives for discriminatory and derogatory comments in a First Nations community. (Pixabay photo)

Second Vernon nurse suspended

B.C. College of Nurses and Midwives and nurse agree to five-month suspension

A second Vernon nurse has been disciplined by the B.C. College of Nurses and Midwives for discriminatory and derogatory comments in a First Nations community. (Pixabay photo)
Canadian rock icons The Stampeders delighted a capacity crowd at Vernon’s Performing Arts Centre Monday, June 20, playing their myriad of hits over two hours. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

VIDEO: Canadian rock icons sound sweet in Vernon

The Stampeders played all of their hits to the delight of a capacity crowd at Performing Arts Centre

Canadian rock icons The Stampeders delighted a capacity crowd at Vernon’s Performing Arts Centre Monday, June 20, playing their myriad of hits over two hours. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Darla Smith, 11, gets her first COVID-19 vaccination at the Vernon Rec Centre recently. Children born in 2009 are eligible to be vaccinated. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

New Interior Health clinics boost COVID-19 vaccination for kids

Upcoming vaccine dates in Vernon, Nelson, Revelstoke and Penticton

Darla Smith, 11, gets her first COVID-19 vaccination at the Vernon Rec Centre recently. Children born in 2009 are eligible to be vaccinated. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
City councillors attended a media event to hear how public consultation will take place for the Behind the Mask project (Brittany Webster - Black Press)

Vernon art gallery guides mask project consultation

Behind The Mask project put back into hands of gallery by Vernon council will get public input

City councillors attended a media event to hear how public consultation will take place for the Behind the Mask project (Brittany Webster - Black Press)
Brothers Jon and Todd Couch break ground on the new Okanagan Valley Feeds in Spallumcheen June 16. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Okanagan feed mill first of its kind in 50 years

From Field to Farm to Family, ground breaks on state-of-art mill in Spallumcheen

Brothers Jon and Todd Couch break ground on the new Okanagan Valley Feeds in Spallumcheen June 16. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Vernon Jubilee Hospital traces its origins back to 1897, when the original “Cottage Hospital” opened in a house on 28th Avenue. (File photo)

Vernon Jubilee Hospital celebrates 125th anniversary

Milestone draws praise from health minister, MLA

Vernon Jubilee Hospital traces its origins back to 1897, when the original “Cottage Hospital” opened in a house on 28th Avenue. (File photo)
The UBC Thunderbirds (white) will play the Calgary Dinos (red) in the first Canadian U-Sports football game to be held in the North Okanagan. The Kalamalka Bowl, as the pre-season game is being billed, will be played Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 7 p.m. at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. (Rich Lam - UBC Athletics)

Okanagan city to host Canadian university football exhibition game

UBC Thunderbirds will play the Calgary Dinos Wednesday, Aug. 24, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park

The UBC Thunderbirds (white) will play the Calgary Dinos (red) in the first Canadian U-Sports football game to be held in the North Okanagan. The Kalamalka Bowl, as the pre-season game is being billed, will be played Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 7 p.m. at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. (Rich Lam - UBC Athletics)
Warrant Officer Terry Vandenberghe discusses observation and reporting positions with Brigadier-General Trevor Cadieu (right) in Williams Lake, B.C., during Operation LENTUS 17-04 on August 3, 2017. (Photo: Master Corporal Malcolm Byers, Wainwright Garrison Imaging)

Senior military officer with ties to Vernon now charged with sexual assault

Lt.-Gen. Trevor Cadieu retired in April and then went to Ukraine

Warrant Officer Terry Vandenberghe discusses observation and reporting positions with Brigadier-General Trevor Cadieu (right) in Williams Lake, B.C., during Operation LENTUS 17-04 on August 3, 2017. (Photo: Master Corporal Malcolm Byers, Wainwright Garrison Imaging)
Leah Pahlke, 16, is believed to be on the Westside, missing from her Alberta home. (Contributed)

UPDATE – Missing Alberta girl found safe in B.C.

16-year-old may be in the Okanagan area: RCMP

Leah Pahlke, 16, is believed to be on the Westside, missing from her Alberta home. (Contributed)
Leah Pahlke, 16, is believed to be on the Westside, missing from her Alberta home. (Contributed)

UPDATE – Missing Alberta girl found safe in Vernon

16-year-old may be in the Okanagan area: RCMP

Leah Pahlke, 16, is believed to be on the Westside, missing from her Alberta home. (Contributed)
Water spills over Whitevale Road, impacting several properties near Lumby June 14, 2022. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Whitevale flooding ‘worst ever’ near Vernon

Water spilling over road, onto trails, campground

Water spills over Whitevale Road, impacting several properties near Lumby June 14, 2022. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Vernon council has voted to send a proposed photographic mural project for city- and privately-owned buildings back to the Vernon Public Art Galley for them to conduct public consultation. (Katie Green photo)

Vernon council sends mask project back to art gallery

Public outcry to proposed murals prompts council to revisit motion passed in May supporting project

Vernon council has voted to send a proposed photographic mural project for city- and privately-owned buildings back to the Vernon Public Art Galley for them to conduct public consultation. (Katie Green photo)
Significant rainfall has caused water pooling and closed Vernon fields and ball diamonds Monday, June 13. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Rain closes Vernon sports fields

Parks and diamonds closed until Wednesday morning

Significant rainfall has caused water pooling and closed Vernon fields and ball diamonds Monday, June 13. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
The Okanagan Military Tattoo is slated to return to Vernon’s Kal Tire Place for two performances, Saturday, July 23 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, July 24 at 2 p.m. (Contributed)

Okanagan Military Tattoo plans being drawn

Show slated to return to Vernon’s Kal Tire Place for evening show July 23, and matinee July 24

The Okanagan Military Tattoo is slated to return to Vernon’s Kal Tire Place for two performances, Saturday, July 23 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, July 24 at 2 p.m. (Contributed)
Vernon Paralympian wheelchair curler Sonja Gaudet (right) was officially inducted into the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame in Vancouver Thursday, June 9, as a member of the Classes of 2020 and 2021. (File photo)

Okanagan wheelchair curler draws spot in B.C. Sports Hall of Fame

Sonja Gaudet of Vernon was originally elected in 2020 but officially inducted Thursday, June 9

Vernon Paralympian wheelchair curler Sonja Gaudet (right) was officially inducted into the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame in Vancouver Thursday, June 9, as a member of the Classes of 2020 and 2021. (File photo)
The Behind The Mask art project has left a lasting impact on those participating on the project, helping them in their mental health journeys. (Katie Green photo)

Unmasking mental health liberates Vernon Indigenous woman

Taking a deeper look at controversial Behind the Mask mural project

The Behind The Mask art project has left a lasting impact on those participating on the project, helping them in their mental health journeys. (Katie Green photo)
The suspect vehicle involved in a shooting in Vernon June 3. (Stock photo)

Suspect vehicle in Vernon shooting abandoned and on fire

RCMP seeking dashcam footage of black BMW

The suspect vehicle involved in a shooting in Vernon June 3. (Stock photo)