Caitlin Clow

Kelly Brown, left, and Tammy Wolzen of Royal LePage Downtown Realty donated a portion of each sale to plant trees throughout Armstrong, some of which were planted in Memorial Park on Nov. 5. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)

Realtors plant a greener future in Armstrong

Pair donate a portion of home sale profits towards action against climate change

Kelly Brown, left, and Tammy Wolzen of Royal LePage Downtown Realty donated a portion of each sale to plant trees throughout Armstrong, some of which were planted in Memorial Park on Nov. 5. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)
The City of Vernon has lost an appeal of a decision to reinstate a Vernon Fire Rescue Services captain to active duty after having had sex with a colleague in the fire chief's office, after a ruling by the B.C. Labour Relations Board. (File photo)

City of Vernon named best place to work

Employees offer 80 per cent or higher satisfaction rating

The City of Vernon has lost an appeal of a decision to reinstate a Vernon Fire Rescue Services captain to active duty after having had sex with a colleague in the fire chief's office, after a ruling by the B.C. Labour Relations Board. (File photo)
A dancer performs at SFU’s Diwali event on Nov. 1. (Submitted photo: Greg Ehlers/SFU file)

VIDEO: Vernon MLA wishes happy and safe Diwali

Harwinder Sandhu encourages those celebrating to abide by COVID-19 regulations

A dancer performs at SFU’s Diwali event on Nov. 1. (Submitted photo: Greg Ehlers/SFU file)
(The Canadian Press)

Second drug alert issued warning Vernon of beige ‘down’

Drugs sold as fentanyl have high concentrations; high risk of overdose

(The Canadian Press)
Nineteen centimetres was reported Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, to have fallen on the slopes of SilverStar over night. (SilverStar Facebook)

COVID-19 vaccines required for SilverStar staff

Guests’ proof of vaccinations mandatory for access to some facilities

Nineteen centimetres was reported Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, to have fallen on the slopes of SilverStar over night. (SilverStar Facebook)
When your jack-o'-lantern has lost its luster, toss it in the food and yard waste cart. Not the recycling bin. (Waste Management)

Don’t toss pumpkin in woods: Nature Conservancy of Canada

Here’s how to properly discard of your jack-o’-lantern

When your jack-o'-lantern has lost its luster, toss it in the food and yard waste cart. Not the recycling bin. (Waste Management)
Contents of a travel trailer were destroyed in a midday fire in a Vernon parking lot Nov. 4. (Vernon Fire Rescue photo)

UPDATE: Trailer destroyed in midday Vernon fire

Firefighters responded to ‘fully involved’ blaze, managed to spare truck from fire

Contents of a travel trailer were destroyed in a midday fire in a Vernon parking lot Nov. 4. (Vernon Fire Rescue photo)
The Vernon Chamber of Commerce said the North Okanagan is ready to welcome the world back after the federal government announced (Nov. 2) the return of international flights to the Kelowna airport starting Nov. 30, 2021. (Hayden Smith via AP)

Vernon is ready to ‘welcome world back’: Chamber

International flights greenlighted at YLW starting Nov. 30

The Vernon Chamber of Commerce said the North Okanagan is ready to welcome the world back after the federal government announced (Nov. 2) the return of international flights to the Kelowna airport starting Nov. 30, 2021. (Hayden Smith via AP)
Russell Armstrong, a cook at the Roster Sports Bar and Grill, said it ‘feels incredible’ to be dubbed the winner of the North Okanagan Community Life Society’s Golden Burger challenge Nov. 2, 2021. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Best burger in Vernon on the Roster

Challenge raises nearly $10K for non-profit

Russell Armstrong, a cook at the Roster Sports Bar and Grill, said it ‘feels incredible’ to be dubbed the winner of the North Okanagan Community Life Society’s Golden Burger challenge Nov. 2, 2021. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
Russell Armstrong, a cook at the Roster Sports Bar and Grill, said it ‘feels incredible’ to be dubbed the winner of the North Okanagan Community Life Society’s Golden Burger challenge Nov. 2, 2021. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Best burger in Vernon on the Roster

Challenge raises nearly $10K for non-profit

Russell Armstrong, a cook at the Roster Sports Bar and Grill, said it ‘feels incredible’ to be dubbed the winner of the North Okanagan Community Life Society’s Golden Burger challenge Nov. 2, 2021. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
In southern Canada, driving on ice is something to avoid. In parts of the North, it’s the only wintertime option - and for some adventurers, part of the attraction. But that option will soon cease to exist on one well-known route: the 187 kilometres between Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk in the Northwest Territories.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Destination Canada MANDATORY CREDIT

Black ice on Okanagan roads

DriveBC reports slippery sections on Hwy. 97, Westside Road

In southern Canada, driving on ice is something to avoid. In parts of the North, it’s the only wintertime option - and for some adventurers, part of the attraction. But that option will soon cease to exist on one well-known route: the 187 kilometres between Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk in the Northwest Territories.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Destination Canada MANDATORY CREDIT
Photographer Carla Hunt captured the fall colours in early October on trees spared by the White Rock Lake wildfire near Monte Lake. (Carla Hunt Photography)

White Rock Lake wildfire volunteers honoured in Vernon

City, districts host Emergency Support Services volunteers with special lunch

Photographer Carla Hunt captured the fall colours in early October on trees spared by the White Rock Lake wildfire near Monte Lake. (Carla Hunt Photography)
Carole Fawcett, from left, Jeunesse Pearson and Jessa Joles, along with Chloe the therapy dog, are part of the OK Valley Counselling team in Vernon. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Experts team up to open new counselling business in Vernon

Inclusive services offered by four counsellors, legal aid lawyer and therapy dog

Carole Fawcett, from left, Jeunesse Pearson and Jessa Joles, along with Chloe the therapy dog, are part of the OK Valley Counselling team in Vernon. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
Black scars above Monte Lake from the White Rock Lake wildfire are captured by drone footage Oct. 4, 2021. (Erick Ortiz video still)

Vehicle restrictions in areas hard hit by wildfires backed by Okanagan Nation Alliance

Several backroads, forest service roads to be closed to general public to aid in restoration

Black scars above Monte Lake from the White Rock Lake wildfire are captured by drone footage Oct. 4, 2021. (Erick Ortiz video still)
Vernon council paid tribute to late councillor Dalvir Nahal at their first meeting Tuesday, Sept. 7, since the two-term councillor’s passing. Nahal, 45, died Sunday, Sept. 5, following a 10-year battle with cancer. (File photo)

Vernon-Monashee MLA pays tribute to late city councillor

Dalvir Nahal lost her battle with cancer in September

Vernon council paid tribute to late councillor Dalvir Nahal at their first meeting Tuesday, Sept. 7, since the two-term councillor’s passing. Nahal, 45, died Sunday, Sept. 5, following a 10-year battle with cancer. (File photo)
Snow falls on SilverStar Mountain Resort Thursday, Oct. 28. (SilverStar Mountain Resort)

Snow dumps on Vernon ski resort

More than 28 cm falls on SilverStar Ski Resort with more in the forecast

Snow falls on SilverStar Mountain Resort Thursday, Oct. 28. (SilverStar Mountain Resort)
Two lab services are closed in Vernon and Lumby due to staffing shortages. (Google Maps)

Staffing shortages closes 2 North Okanagan labs

Services at Interior Health, Lumby lab temporarily suspended

Two lab services are closed in Vernon and Lumby due to staffing shortages. (Google Maps)
A tractor trailer hauling hay tipped on Highway 97 near Salmon River Road Wednesday, Oct. 27. Two were hurt in the three-vehicle collision. (Vernon RCMP)

Two hurt after truck tips on highway north of Vernon

Trailer tractor hauling hay overturns, sideswipes two vehicles

A tractor trailer hauling hay tipped on Highway 97 near Salmon River Road Wednesday, Oct. 27. Two were hurt in the three-vehicle collision. (Vernon RCMP)
(The Canadian Press)

ALERT: Beige ‘down’ in Vernon contains high amounts of fentanyl

Interior Health issues alert in effect until Nov. 4

(The Canadian Press)
RCMP converge outside a condo in the 3700 block of 24th Avenue after a suspicious device was found Thursday morning. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Vernon bomb threat proves false

Residents return home after nearly 10 hours after RCMP Explosive Disposal Unit determines no threat

RCMP converge outside a condo in the 3700 block of 24th Avenue after a suspicious device was found Thursday morning. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
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