Caitlin Clow

The fall edition of GoByBike Week is underway, but this year, it’s two weeks! (City of Vernon file)

GoByBike Week(s) underway in Vernon

Grand prize is a cycling adventure in France

The fall edition of GoByBike Week is underway, but this year, it’s two weeks! (City of Vernon file)
West Kelowna singer Gracie Field, 16, was named the winner of the Okanagan’s Got Talent contest in Lake Country on Sept. 25, 2021 — two years after its start at the Green in Vernon. (Contributed)

16-year-old West Kelowna singer wins Okanagan’s Got Talent

Two years later, the Okanagan-wide contest comes to an end in Lake Country

West Kelowna singer Gracie Field, 16, was named the winner of the Okanagan’s Got Talent contest in Lake Country on Sept. 25, 2021 — two years after its start at the Green in Vernon. (Contributed)
A man identified as Dakota Samoleski was shot and killed in a Spallumcheen shooting Sept. 20, 2021. Jevon Daniel Smith, 46, is charged with second-degree murder and is set to return to court Oct. 4. (GoFundMe)

Fundraiser launched for victim of Spallumcheen shooting

GoFundMe campaign looks to collect enough to cover funeral costs for Dakota Samoleski

A man identified as Dakota Samoleski was shot and killed in a Spallumcheen shooting Sept. 20, 2021. Jevon Daniel Smith, 46, is charged with second-degree murder and is set to return to court Oct. 4. (GoFundMe)
Many communities across B.C. have seen disc golf courses built over the last 10 years, including Vernon (pictured), Mission and Vancouver. 
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Repairs close tee boxes at Vernon disc golf course

New concrete pads poured last week close tee boxes for seven days

Many communities across B.C. have seen disc golf courses built over the last 10 years, including Vernon (pictured), Mission and Vancouver. 
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Six cottonwoods will be removed from Kin Beach Monday, Sept. 27, 2021. (Brieanna Charlebois - Morning Star file)

Cottonwoods coming down at Vernon beach

City to remove 6 hazardous in part of ongoing project

Six cottonwoods will be removed from Kin Beach Monday, Sept. 27, 2021. (Brieanna Charlebois - Morning Star file)
A proposed mural for the corner of 28th Avenue and 31st Street would pay tribute to City of Vernon Coun. Dalvir Nahal. (City of Vernon report)

Proposed downtown Vernon mural honours city councillor

Tribute to Dalvir Nahal’s ‘light,’ artist’s group says

A proposed mural for the corner of 28th Avenue and 31st Street would pay tribute to City of Vernon Coun. Dalvir Nahal. (City of Vernon report)
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Father struck, killed by pickup truck in Coldstream

The victim’s 12-year-old son witnessed tragic incident that closed Hwy. 6 in Coldstream Friday evening

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Peter Kaz, host of Okanagan's Got Talent, is handing the mic over to 14 of the valley's best this Sunday at The Green for the first in the series of events which will lead to $10,000 in prizes for the top act. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Okanagan’s Got Talent finale airs tonight

After COVID-19 stalled the final contest since March 2020, it’s time to crown the region’s most talented

Peter Kaz, host of Okanagan's Got Talent, is handing the mic over to 14 of the valley's best this Sunday at The Green for the first in the series of events which will lead to $10,000 in prizes for the top act. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
The Enactus Fruit Snaps team is harvesting apples this weekend and needs a hand from volunteers. This photo was taken before the pandemic. (Contributed)

Okanagan College students look for volunteers to help pick apples for sweet cause

Enactus OC students harvesting for fruit snacks this weekend

The Enactus Fruit Snaps team is harvesting apples this weekend and needs a hand from volunteers. This photo was taken before the pandemic. (Contributed)
Doug Gordon, owner and beekeeper of The Okanagan Honey Co., was one of eight agriculture entrepreneurs in the inaugural REACH program that began in October 2020. (Mike Babott/Rhythm Productions)

REACH returns to boost North Okanagan ag industry workers

Program equips entrepreneurs with tools to ‘stay strong and resilient’

Doug Gordon, owner and beekeeper of The Okanagan Honey Co., was one of eight agriculture entrepreneurs in the inaugural REACH program that began in October 2020. (Mike Babott/Rhythm Productions)
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Vernon to head back to polls for byelection in December

Qualified candidates can put name forward in candidate nomination period starting Oct. 19

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Vernon’s Cobs Bread owner Heather Lastik and her team donated more than $500 a day to evacuees and firefighters combating the White Rock Lake wildfire in the summer of 2021. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Vernon business bakes up support for White Rock Lake wildfire victims

Bakery donated around $500 a day in goods to evacuees, firefighters in promotion

Vernon’s Cobs Bread owner Heather Lastik and her team donated more than $500 a day to evacuees and firefighters combating the White Rock Lake wildfire in the summer of 2021. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
The front door was found smashed in at the Gentleman’s Barbershop and Shave Parlour Thursday morning (Sept. 23) and equipment was stolen. (@thegentlemensshop - Instagram)

Vernon rallies behind broken-in barbershop

Thieves smash door, leave with equipment; business community comes to the rescue

The front door was found smashed in at the Gentleman’s Barbershop and Shave Parlour Thursday morning (Sept. 23) and equipment was stolen. (@thegentlemensshop - Instagram)
The 9PM Routine locks out crimes of opportunity as residents are reminded to do nightly security checks. (File)

Lockout property crime with this routine: Vernon Mounties

Healthy habits to fall back on to prevent crimes of opportunity

The 9PM Routine locks out crimes of opportunity as residents are reminded to do nightly security checks. (File)
A damaged car sits near a Killiney Beach property on Aug. 24, one of the Westside Road areas impacted by the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

White Rock Lake wildfire damages an estimated $77M: Insurance Bureau of Canada

More than 800 claims expected from event that burned more than 83,000 hectares

A damaged car sits near a Killiney Beach property on Aug. 24, one of the Westside Road areas impacted by the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Libraries are a go-to destination for books, but computers at Chilliwack-area branches are also available for visitors who need internet access and printing get a vaccine passport. (COURTESY PHOTO, King County Library System)

Chapter closes on Oyama library

Resources to be reallocated to District of Lake Country branch; services to continue locally

Libraries are a go-to destination for books, but computers at Chilliwack-area branches are also available for visitors who need internet access and printing get a vaccine passport. (COURTESY PHOTO, King County Library System)
Caravan Theatre’s 18th annual Halloween event will see groups explore what happens when a mysterious contagion starts appearing in the community. The audio-driven immersive performance takes place Oct. 13-30, 2021. (Contributed)

Spallumcheen theatre turns up the volume on Halloween horror

Walk of Terror: System Failure is Caravan Theatre’s newest immersive audio-driven performance

Caravan Theatre’s 18th annual Halloween event will see groups explore what happens when a mysterious contagion starts appearing in the community. The audio-driven immersive performance takes place Oct. 13-30, 2021. (Contributed)
An autopsy of human remains found in a burned-out SUV discovered off Westside Road Sept. 20, 2020, are those of Erin Chelsea Borgford, 27, of Whitehorse. Her death is being treated as a homicide. (RCMP handout)
An autopsy of human remains found in a burned-out SUV discovered off Westside Road Sept. 20, 2020, are those of Erin Chelsea Borgford, 27, of Whitehorse. Her death is being treated as a homicide. (RCMP Handout)
An autopsy of human remains found in a burned-out SUV discovered off Westside Road Sept. 20, 2020, are those of Erin Chelsea Borgford, 27, of Whitehorse. Her death is being treated as a homicide. (RCMP handout)
An autopsy of human remains found in a burned-out SUV discovered off Westside Road Sept. 20, 2020, are those of Erin Chelsea Borgford, 27, of Whitehorse. Her death is being treated as a homicide. (RCMP Handout)
The Vernon School District has reduced its originally proposed bus fee hike for the 2021-22 year following outcry from local parents. (News Bulletin file)

Meet Vernon’s new school resource officer

Const. Neil Horne brings with him 20 years of social work experience

The Vernon School District has reduced its originally proposed bus fee hike for the 2021-22 year following outcry from local parents. (News Bulletin file)
Armstrong Regional Co-op employee Kim Burns helps Vernon customers fuel up and feel good on Armstrong Regional Co-Op’s Fuel Good Day Tuesday afternoon. On Sept. 19, 10 cents from every litre of fuel sold in Vernon will be donated to the North Okanagan Hospice Society. Burns said on an “average day” $20,000 litres are sold a the 27th Street location - today she hopes to top that number by roughly 10,000 litres. Erin Christie/Morning Star

North Okanaganers pump up nearly $10K in Co-op’s Good Fuel Day

Funds go to support non-profits in Vernon, Salmon Arm and Armstrong

Armstrong Regional Co-op employee Kim Burns helps Vernon customers fuel up and feel good on Armstrong Regional Co-Op’s Fuel Good Day Tuesday afternoon. On Sept. 19, 10 cents from every litre of fuel sold in Vernon will be donated to the North Okanagan Hospice Society. Burns said on an “average day” $20,000 litres are sold a the 27th Street location - today she hopes to top that number by roughly 10,000 litres. Erin Christie/Morning Star