Caitlin Clow

Vernon Public Art Gallery executive director Dauna Kennedy and board member Kyle Britton accept a $43,400 grant from the BC Arts Council one-time StrongerBC fund amid the COVID-19 pandemic April 9, 2021. (VPAG)

$43K boost for Vernon gallery

Province backs local art gallery with one-time pandemic grant

Vernon Public Art Gallery executive director Dauna Kennedy and board member Kyle Britton accept a $43,400 grant from the BC Arts Council one-time StrongerBC fund amid the COVID-19 pandemic April 9, 2021. (VPAG)
A 46-year-old man from Armstrong died in Revelstoke hospital after being injured in the Lumby area. (File photo)

Armstrong snowmobiler dies in Revelstoke hospital

46-year-old man injured in Tsuius Mountain area of Monashees around Lumby area

A 46-year-old man from Armstrong died in Revelstoke hospital after being injured in the Lumby area. (File photo)
Interior Health improves access to mental health supports amid COVID-19 pandemic. (Stock)

Interior Health connects people to mental health resources amid COVID

310-MHSU line receives positive feedback in early months of rollout

Interior Health improves access to mental health supports amid COVID-19 pandemic. (Stock)
RCMP did not commit offense in arrest which seriously injured Lake Country man, finds IIO. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

No criminality suspected in sudden death in Vernon

Police responded to reports of a body near an Anderson Way business Sunday

RCMP did not commit offense in arrest which seriously injured Lake Country man, finds IIO. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
Highway 97A in Armstrong was closed in both directions Monday afternoon, just after 4 p.m., due to a serious accident at Rosedale Avenue. (Bob Dunbar photo)

No merge lanes needed on Armstrong’s Highway 97 access points: ministry

Transportation Ministry reviews accident reports, slope stability with city staff

Highway 97A in Armstrong was closed in both directions Monday afternoon, just after 4 p.m., due to a serious accident at Rosedale Avenue. (Bob Dunbar photo)
Donna Kaufmann was named the 2021 Rotary RCMP Volunteer of the Year. (RCMP)

Vernon RCMP volunteer of the year named

Donna Kaufmann dubbed winner for positive impact on community

Donna Kaufmann was named the 2021 Rotary RCMP Volunteer of the Year. (RCMP)
The Vernon Morning Star is seeking nominations for inspiring women in the community to feature in our special publication May 27, 2021. (Pexel)

Nominate an inspiring Vernon woman

Morning Star to shine the spotlight on local women in special feature

The Vernon Morning Star is seeking nominations for inspiring women in the community to feature in our special publication May 27, 2021. (Pexel)
A man rides a Lime e-scooter in an unprotected bike lane along The Embarcadero near the intersection with Bay Street on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, where a woman riding an e-scooter was injured in a recent collision with a concrete mixing truck. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Bylaw changes needed ahead of e-scooter program in Vernon

City staff move forward; report of required changes, implications to come later this month

A man rides a Lime e-scooter in an unprotected bike lane along The Embarcadero near the intersection with Bay Street on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, where a woman riding an e-scooter was injured in a recent collision with a concrete mixing truck. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP delivered Starfish Packs on behalf of the Kalamalka Rotary Club. (RCMP)

Mounties deliver breakfast to Vernon schools

Kalamalka Starfish Society gets helping hand from RCMP

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP delivered Starfish Packs on behalf of the Kalamalka Rotary Club. (RCMP)
Activist Gladys Radek places posters on the Vernon courthouse grass ahead of Curtis Wayne Sagmoen’s police assault charge comes before a judge via teleconference April 8, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Vernon Morning Star)

UPDATE: Warrant for Sagmoen’s arrest rescinded

High-profile North Okanagan man charged with assaulting police officer in October

Activist Gladys Radek places posters on the Vernon courthouse grass ahead of Curtis Wayne Sagmoen’s police assault charge comes before a judge via teleconference April 8, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Vernon Morning Star)
BX-Swan Lake firefighters responded to reports of a utility pole on fire April 7, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Vernon Morning Star)

Fire along Vernon-area fence line spreads to utility pole

BX-Swan Lake Fire respond to Boswell Road area; crews working to get in touch with property owners

BX-Swan Lake firefighters responded to reports of a utility pole on fire April 7, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Vernon Morning Star)
Margaret Prince says she was mind blown upon realizing she matched 5/6+ numbers to land $75,000 from the BC/49 draw on Feb. 24, 2021. (Contributed)

Prince scores $75K prize in Vernon

Coffee stop with pal leads to cash for new car

Margaret Prince says she was mind blown upon realizing she matched 5/6+ numbers to land $75,000 from the BC/49 draw on Feb. 24, 2021. (Contributed)
Vernon Fire Rescue Services responds to a smoke-filled bistro Wednesday, April 7, 2021. (Roger Knox - Vernon Morning Star)

Smoke fills downtown Vernon restaurant in cooking incident

Neighbouring businesses evacuated; haircut interrupted

Vernon Fire Rescue Services responds to a smoke-filled bistro Wednesday, April 7, 2021. (Roger Knox - Vernon Morning Star)
Vernon Jubilee Hospital. (File photo)

One death linked to Vernon hospital outbreak

13 test positive for virus in Vernon Jubilee Hospital Level 3 outbreak: IH

Vernon Jubilee Hospital. (File photo)
Vernon Fire Rescue Services doused an early morning blaze March 31 involving brush and a shopping cart. (Instagram)

Vernon crews douse shopping cart fire

Investigation handed over to RCMP

Vernon Fire Rescue Services doused an early morning blaze March 31 involving brush and a shopping cart. (Instagram)
A two-vehicle crash involving a semi has slowed northbound traffic on Highway 97A, April 1, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Vernon Morning Star)

Highway crash involving semi and boat gnarls Vernon traffic

Traffic backed up to weigh scales on Hwy. 97 northbound lanes

A two-vehicle crash involving a semi has slowed northbound traffic on Highway 97A, April 1, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Vernon Morning Star)
The iconic boat along Highway 97 at Commonwealth Road was destroyed in a fire April 1, 2021. (Jennifer Smith - Lake Country Calendar)

Loss of iconic Highway 97 boat tragic: resort president

Holiday Park boat ‘reignited my connection to my dad’

The iconic boat along Highway 97 at Commonwealth Road was destroyed in a fire April 1, 2021. (Jennifer Smith - Lake Country Calendar)
The Parksville Qualicum Beach News is offering readers the chance to win a $5,000 prize just for participating in an online reader survey.

Mission Possible: Vernon challenged to support local

New chamber contest sees shoppers learn about local businesses

The Parksville Qualicum Beach News is offering readers the chance to win a $5,000 prize just for participating in an online reader survey.
Dr. Tanner Udenberg shows the difference between Vernon Optometry’s Clear AF anti-fog coating, right, to a regular anti-glare coating, left. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Vernon optometrists ‘fight the fog’ with unique coating

Vernon Optometry first in Canada to use anti-fog lens coating, made in-house

Dr. Tanner Udenberg shows the difference between Vernon Optometry’s Clear AF anti-fog coating, right, to a regular anti-glare coating, left. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
Sun Country Cycle lead mechanic Josh Koble presents the newly installed tool station in Ranger Park to Shylo Orchard, Vernon BMX track president Friday, on March 26. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)

WATCH: Tool station keeps Vernon BMX riders on track

Sun Country Cycle installs fourth fix-it station at Ranger Park

Sun Country Cycle lead mechanic Josh Koble presents the newly installed tool station in Ranger Park to Shylo Orchard, Vernon BMX track president Friday, on March 26. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)