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Coldstream Meadows Retirement Community announced Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, The Lodge will close by February 2021. (Coldstream Meadows Retirement Community)

Coldstream retirement community to close Lodge

Staff to work with residents of the Lodge to find new accommodation

Coldstream Meadows Retirement Community announced Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, The Lodge will close by February 2021. (Coldstream Meadows Retirement Community)
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are looking for 27-year old Roy Albert Andrew after he failed to appear in court Oct. 15, 2020. He is considered violent. (RCMP)

Vernon police looking for wanted man

Roy Albert Andrew is considered to be violent, police say

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are looking for 27-year old Roy Albert Andrew after he failed to appear in court Oct. 15, 2020. He is considered violent. (RCMP)
Advance polling closes today at 8 p.m. in Vernon. Pictured: Schubert Centre. (Jennifer Smith - Vernon Morning Star)

B.C. VOTES 2020: Last day to cast early vote in Vernon

More than 15 per cent of eligible Vernon voters cast ballot in advance polling

Advance polling closes today at 8 p.m. in Vernon. Pictured: Schubert Centre. (Jennifer Smith - Vernon Morning Star)
Vernon Fire Rescue Service firefighters watch on as heavy machinery demolishes a two-storey home built in 1901 after it was destroyed in Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (Jennifer Smith - Vernon Morning Star)

UPDATE: Vernon house destroyed in blaze comes down

Highway traffic is moving again as lanes reopen after morning fire

Vernon Fire Rescue Service firefighters watch on as heavy machinery demolishes a two-storey home built in 1901 after it was destroyed in Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (Jennifer Smith - Vernon Morning Star)
Vernon product Quinn Jones, better known as Jaq Havoq, released his sophomore album Mood Swings ahead of fall 2020. (Contributed)

Vernon product drops sophomore album

Jaq Havoq examines love, heartache and depression in Mood Swings

Vernon product Quinn Jones, better known as Jaq Havoq, released his sophomore album Mood Swings ahead of fall 2020. (Contributed)
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP received footage of a suspect vehicle littering hate flyers around 21st Avenue in Vernon Oct. 17, 2020. (RCMP)

WATCH: Footage offers lead in hate-fuelled flyer probe: Vernon Mounties

Vernon police received footage of an older model green truck distributing flyers in the early morning hours Saturday

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP received footage of a suspect vehicle littering hate flyers around 21st Avenue in Vernon Oct. 17, 2020. (RCMP)
An investigation is underway after reports of individuals linked to the sex trade were spotted near a notorious Salmon River Road property on Oct. 15. The Sagmoen property on Salmon River Road was subject of an extensive search in 2017 (pictured) that 
uncovered the remains of 18-year-old Traci Genereaux. (Jim Elliot - Salmon Arm Observer)

Sex workers called out to area near Sagmoen farm: Vernon Mounties

Curtis Sagmoen, convicted in relation to assault of sex trade workers, is prohibited from soliciting escorts

An investigation is underway after reports of individuals linked to the sex trade were spotted near a notorious Salmon River Road property on Oct. 15. The Sagmoen property on Salmon River Road was subject of an extensive search in 2017 (pictured) that 
uncovered the remains of 18-year-old Traci Genereaux. (Jim Elliot - Salmon Arm Observer)
The District of Lake Country closed down the controversial Airport Inn Lakeside motel in 2019. (Daniel Taylor - Black Press file)

Asking price for controversial Airport Inn in Lake Country dropped to $6.9M

‘Lake Country is too precious a place to not have something great there,’ Realtor says

The District of Lake Country closed down the controversial Airport Inn Lakeside motel in 2019. (Daniel Taylor - Black Press file)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan photo)

Suspect driving stolen vehicle rams two Lake Country RCMP cruisers

Pontiac reported stolen from Vernon area; suspect not located

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan photo)
The Greater Vernon Chamber handed out its Business Excellence Awards at a Godfather-themed gala in 2019. (Photo: SPROING; styling from Caravan Farm Theatre)

Vernon Chambers celebrates Small Business Week

Webinars and events scheduled to boost small business

The Greater Vernon Chamber handed out its Business Excellence Awards at a Godfather-themed gala in 2019. (Photo: SPROING; styling from Caravan Farm Theatre)
Copy Cut Fashions is offering sewing lessons again starting Oct. 28, 2020. (Contributed)

Vernon sewing studio takes advantage of COVID-19 pause

Copy Cut Fashions owner Dawne Whelpley made the most of quarantine

Copy Cut Fashions is offering sewing lessons again starting Oct. 28, 2020. (Contributed)
Loud noises were reported ahead of a blackout in Enderby Oct. 15, 2020. The sounds reported were likely linked to a piece of equipment after a failure. (BC Hydro file photo)

Enderby ‘explosions’ linked to hydro equipment

Loud noises heard in Enderby last night before blackout likely due to recloser

Loud noises were reported ahead of a blackout in Enderby Oct. 15, 2020. The sounds reported were likely linked to a piece of equipment after a failure. (BC Hydro file photo)
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP helped serve breakfast at the United Way’s annual Drive Thru Breakfast fundraiser at the Vernon Lodge Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. (Twitter)

GALLERY: Record smashed with $21K drive-thru breakfast event in Vernon

United Way’s annual fundraiser served up breakfast-to-go Thursday morning

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP helped serve breakfast at the United Way’s annual Drive Thru Breakfast fundraiser at the Vernon Lodge Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. (Twitter)
The Enderby Fire Department responded to a house fire on Gunther Ellison Road around 5 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. (Brendan Shykora - Vernon Morning Star)

Donations roll in for Enderby family after house fire

House deemed a complete loss after 5 a.m. blaze

The Enderby Fire Department responded to a house fire on Gunther Ellison Road around 5 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. (Brendan Shykora - Vernon Morning Star)
The City of Vernon voted in favour Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, to send a letter to the province calling for universal, no-cost coverage of prescription contraception in B.C., joining the ranks of municipalities such as Vancouver, Victoria, Cranbrook, New Westminster and Fernie. (Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi - AP photo)

Vernon 10th in B.C. to endorse free birth control

City council voted in favour of Coun. Kelly Fehr’s motion to pen the province to support no-cost access to contraceptives

The City of Vernon voted in favour Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, to send a letter to the province calling for universal, no-cost coverage of prescription contraception in B.C., joining the ranks of municipalities such as Vancouver, Victoria, Cranbrook, New Westminster and Fernie. (Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi - AP photo)
The Enderby Fire Department responded to a house fire on Gunther Ellison Road around 5 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. (Brendan Shykora - Vernon Morning Star)

Enderby home total loss after morning blaze

Enderby Fire Department on scene mopping up hot spots

The Enderby Fire Department responded to a house fire on Gunther Ellison Road around 5 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. (Brendan Shykora - Vernon Morning Star)
The City of Vernon’s Go By Bike challenge will take place virtually from Sept. 28 to Oct. 4, 2020. (Contributed)

Vernon pedals its way past 10K kilometres in Go By Bike Week

That’s the same as pedalling to Fredericton and back

The City of Vernon’s Go By Bike challenge will take place virtually from Sept. 28 to Oct. 4, 2020. (Contributed)
Distracted driving is known to cause crashes (BPD photo)

Vernon RCMP volunteers on the lookout for distracted drivers

Those observed with their phones behind the wheel will be issued a written warning

Distracted driving is known to cause crashes (BPD photo)
Members of the City of Vernon and the Okanagan Indian Band celebrated the second anniversary of the Relationship Accord Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. Representing the city and the band are (from left): Coun. Kelly Fehr (city), Coun. Sheldon Louis (OKIB), Coun. Akbal Mund (city), Coun. Ryan Oliverius (OKIB), Mayor Victor Cumming (city). (City of Vernon photo)

Vernon and OKIB mark second year of collaboration

Okanangan Indian Band and city signed Relationship Accord in 2018

Members of the City of Vernon and the Okanagan Indian Band celebrated the second anniversary of the Relationship Accord Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. Representing the city and the band are (from left): Coun. Kelly Fehr (city), Coun. Sheldon Louis (OKIB), Coun. Akbal Mund (city), Coun. Ryan Oliverius (OKIB), Mayor Victor Cumming (city). (City of Vernon photo)
Wyatt Reader, 21, of Calgary, was arrested in Vernon on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, after attempting to use stolen credit cards at a local business. (Contributed)

Calgary man arrested in Vernon linked to violent assault

Wyatt Reader, 21, wanted on a Canada-wide warrant, was sniffed out by a police dog in Vernon on Saturday

Wyatt Reader, 21, of Calgary, was arrested in Vernon on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, after attempting to use stolen credit cards at a local business. (Contributed)