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Vernon Rodent Control owner and operator David Taylor is the first in the region to receive BC SPCA AnimalKind accreditation and is third in the province recognized for his commitment to high animal welfare. (Contributed)

Vernon poison-free rodent control first in Okanagan approved by BC SPCA

Vernon Rodent Control’s origins rooted in educating consumers about safe alternatives

Vernon Rodent Control owner and operator David Taylor is the first in the region to receive BC SPCA AnimalKind accreditation and is third in the province recognized for his commitment to high animal welfare. (Contributed)
Work is set to start Thursday, Sept. 23, and is expected to be completed by Oct. 29, closing a portion of 30th Street to traffic. (City of Vernon)

Road work may stall Vernon motorists starting tomorrow

A portion of 30th Street will be closed until around Oct. 29 for a sanitary sewer main project

Work is set to start Thursday, Sept. 23, and is expected to be completed by Oct. 29, closing a portion of 30th Street to traffic. (City of Vernon)
Vernon Fire Rescue Services firefighters work quickly to douse a utility trailer fire before it spreads to an East Hill home Tuesday, Sept. 21. (VFRS photo)

Trailer engulfed in flames in Vernon

Firefighters respond to fire across from Lakeview Park

Vernon Fire Rescue Services firefighters work quickly to douse a utility trailer fire before it spreads to an East Hill home Tuesday, Sept. 21. (VFRS photo)
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP stopped a 2008 Kia Sportage that looks like this Monday, Sept. 20, believed to be involved in a shooting. (RCMP)

One dead in Vernon shooting

Man arrested in Armstrong after police scour for suspect vehicle

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP stopped a 2008 Kia Sportage that looks like this Monday, Sept. 20, believed to be involved in a shooting. (RCMP)
Around 100 supporters of the People’s Party of Canada watched the results roll in in Armstrong alongside North Okanagan-Shuswap candidate Kyle Delfing. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Party marks end to ‘good campaign’ for North Okanagan-Shuswap PPC candidate

More than 100 party supporters join in to celebrate Kyle Delfing

Around 100 supporters of the People’s Party of Canada watched the results roll in in Armstrong alongside North Okanagan-Shuswap candidate Kyle Delfing. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
Parks projects set for Creekside and Athletic Park in Coldstream will close them for several weeks this month. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Coldstream skatepark’s weeks-long shutdown due to improvement projects

Work underway in Creekside Park and Athletic Park to close amenities for several weeks

Parks projects set for Creekside and Athletic Park in Coldstream will close them for several weeks this month. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
Cora Skinner plants along Vernon Wetlands. (Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship)

Repairing Vernon area’s riparian habitat

Group looking for helping hands to strengthen area along BX Creek

Cora Skinner plants along Vernon Wetlands. (Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship)
RCMP said late Monday afternoon, Sept. 20, they have found a 2008 Kia Sportage that was wanted in connection with an incident in Enderby. (RCMP)

UPDATE: Police find vehicle linked to Enderby incident

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP released earlier Monday an image of suspect Kia Sportage

RCMP said late Monday afternoon, Sept. 20, they have found a 2008 Kia Sportage that was wanted in connection with an incident in Enderby. (RCMP)
Neuron Mobility unveiled its fleet of 250 e-scooters July 29, 2021, in the 2900 Plaza downtown. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Vernon’s scooter company gives voters a lift

Neuron offers 20% discount for riders on election day

Neuron Mobility unveiled its fleet of 250 e-scooters July 29, 2021, in the 2900 Plaza downtown. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
Col. Chris Hadfield, decorated Canadian astronaut, made a surprise stop at Falkland School Sept. 17, 2021, on his way to pick up his new puppy, Henry, from the community. (Falkland School)

VIDEO: Astronaut Chris Hadfield surprises Falkland students with visit

Decorated Canadian speaks to students in North Okanagan community about space travels

Col. Chris Hadfield, decorated Canadian astronaut, made a surprise stop at Falkland School Sept. 17, 2021, on his way to pick up his new puppy, Henry, from the community. (Falkland School)
The Vernon Grannies a Gogo’s Fabric Extravaganza is set for Sept. 25 at the People’s Place. All proceeds go to supporting grandmothers in South Africa. (Contribtued)

Fabric sale in Vernon benefits grandmas in South Africa

Grannies a Gogo are back at it with their annual fabric fundraiser

The Vernon Grannies a Gogo’s Fabric Extravaganza is set for Sept. 25 at the People’s Place. All proceeds go to supporting grandmothers in South Africa. (Contribtued)
Diane Llewellyn-Jones joined the O’Keefe Ranch as its guest experience coordinator in March 2021 bringing with her interactive storytelling. (Contributed)

Theatre pro brings history to life at O’Keefe Ranch

New guest experience coordinator joins Spallumcheen ranch’s ranks

Diane Llewellyn-Jones joined the O’Keefe Ranch as its guest experience coordinator in March 2021 bringing with her interactive storytelling. (Contributed)
Several of North Okanagan-Shuswap PPC candidate Kyle Delfing’s campaign signs have been targeted by vandals spraying ‘fascist’ or drawing toothbrush moustaches on. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Vernon, Salmon Arm signs hit by vandals not surprising: PPC candidate

‘Hate isn’t just directed at skin colour,’ North Okanagan-Shuswap candidate Kyle Delfing says

Several of North Okanagan-Shuswap PPC candidate Kyle Delfing’s campaign signs have been targeted by vandals spraying ‘fascist’ or drawing toothbrush moustaches on. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
One-thousand Smile Cookies were handed out to health care workers in the North Okanagan Sept. 16, 2021, thanks to Bannister GM, Tim Hortons and the VJH Foundation. (VJH Foundation)

1,000 smiles for North Okanagan health care workers

From Armstrong to Vernon, Smile Cookies handed out as thank you

One-thousand Smile Cookies were handed out to health care workers in the North Okanagan Sept. 16, 2021, thanks to Bannister GM, Tim Hortons and the VJH Foundation. (VJH Foundation)
A mulit-use path planned along Silver Star Road would eventually connect Pleasant Valley Road all the way up to the Grey Canal trail off Blackcomb Way. (City of Vernon image)

Province moves Vernon’s new multi-use path forward

$500K cost-sharing funding to go to 1,250-metre pathway along Silver Star Road

A mulit-use path planned along Silver Star Road would eventually connect Pleasant Valley Road all the way up to the Grey Canal trail off Blackcomb Way. (City of Vernon image)
Fifty-six young tennis players joined Vernon Tennis Association in their first Kids Tennis Day at Marshall Field Sept. 11, 2021. (Contributed)

Tons turn out for kids tennis day in Vernon

Expectations blown out of the water for local club’s event

Fifty-six young tennis players joined Vernon Tennis Association in their first Kids Tennis Day at Marshall Field Sept. 11, 2021. (Contributed)
Two Novo Nordisk Donnelly awards were given to Vernon’s Leena Bennetto, left, and Ivy Wilson of Oklahoma on Sept. 2, 2021, in New York, NY. (Contributed)

Vernon tennis star wins $10K scholarship from icon

Novo Nordisk Donnelly Scholarship recognizes academics and tennis excellence, community leadership

Two Novo Nordisk Donnelly awards were given to Vernon’s Leena Bennetto, left, and Ivy Wilson of Oklahoma on Sept. 2, 2021, in New York, NY. (Contributed)
Here's What You Need to Know in Growing cannabis In Manitoba

Vernon soil producer up for 6 cannabis awards

‘It’s not what you grow, it’s what you grow with’

Here's What You Need to Know in Growing cannabis In Manitoba
The District of Sicamous is helping with spring cleaning by collecting yard waste and scrap metal in early May. (Pixabay photo)

Dump Runz rids Vernon neighbourhood of flammable materials after wildfire season

Business owner, councillor hopes City of Vernon will turn to local companies more in times of need

The District of Sicamous is helping with spring cleaning by collecting yard waste and scrap metal in early May. (Pixabay photo)
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