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A 3,000-hectare control burn on the White Rock Lake wildfire was a success Aug. 30, 2021. (Dyan DeVine - Facebook)

UPDATE: White Rock Lake wildfire evac order downgraded for some on Westside Road

No growth on White Rock Lake wildfire prompts Vernon to rescind evacuation alert

A 3,000-hectare control burn on the White Rock Lake wildfire was a success Aug. 30, 2021. (Dyan DeVine - Facebook)
Two new fires were reported Aug. 30, 2021, near the north end of the White Rock Lake wildfire’s evacuation alert area. One already is deemed under control. (Black Press Media photo)

2 new fires sparked on White Rock Lake wildfire’s edge

BC Wildfire Services reported two new fires; one already deemed under control

Two new fires were reported Aug. 30, 2021, near the north end of the White Rock Lake wildfire’s evacuation alert area. One already is deemed under control. (Black Press Media photo)
Six Vernon immigrants share who they miss most in Vernon and District Immigrant and Community Services Society’s new video campaign. (VDISS)

Vernon non-profit up for $100K prize with latest COVID-19 vaccine campaign

Local immigrants ask the question ‘Who do you miss?’ in vaccine awareness videos

Six Vernon immigrants share who they miss most in Vernon and District Immigrant and Community Services Society’s new video campaign. (VDISS)
Fans and cardboard cutouts of celebrities fill the stands at Sahlen Field before a baseball game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Miami Marlins in Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, June 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

Life-size cutouts to fill theatre’s audience in Vernon

Performing arts centre takes inspiration from home-run idea in televised sports

Fans and cardboard cutouts of celebrities fill the stands at Sahlen Field before a baseball game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Miami Marlins in Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, June 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)
Ava Wimbush races at the BC Winter Games in Fort St. John Feb. 20 -23. Submitted photo

Syilx artists wanted to design graphics for BC Winter Games in Vernon

Proposals will be accepted until Sept. 10

Ava Wimbush races at the BC Winter Games in Fort St. John Feb. 20 -23. Submitted photo
A 3,000-hectare control burn on the White Rock Lake wildfire was a success Aug. 30, 2021. (Dyan DeVine - Facebook)

UPDATE: 250 homes along Westside Road assessed in wake of White Rock Lake wildfire

Central Okanagan district says residents should tune in for the returning home information session

A 3,000-hectare control burn on the White Rock Lake wildfire was a success Aug. 30, 2021. (Dyan DeVine - Facebook)
From left: Mel Arnold, Conservatives; Kyle Delfing, People’s Party of Canada; Shelley Desautels, Liberal; Andrea Gunner, Green; and Ron Johnston, NDP, are the five candidates vying for the North Okanagan-Shuswap seat in the Sept. 20, 2021, federal election.

2 chances to hear from North Okanagan-Shuswap candidates coming up

Five vying seat to discuss environmental issues, COVID-19 recovery in two upcoming forums

From left: Mel Arnold, Conservatives; Kyle Delfing, People’s Party of Canada; Shelley Desautels, Liberal; Andrea Gunner, Green; and Ron Johnston, NDP, are the five candidates vying for the North Okanagan-Shuswap seat in the Sept. 20, 2021, federal election.
The Township of Spallumcheen has approved $12,000 in COVID-19 Restart Grant funds to support the reopening and operation of the Historic O’Keefe Ranch March 1, 2021. (O’Keefe Ranch file photo)

O’Keefe Ranch reopens for one final week of summer

The ranch in Spallumcheen is set to welcome guests back by donation from Sept. 1-5

The Township of Spallumcheen has approved $12,000 in COVID-19 Restart Grant funds to support the reopening and operation of the Historic O’Keefe Ranch March 1, 2021. (O’Keefe Ranch file photo)
Singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Jodie B (pictured) is set to take the stage at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sept. 24, 2021. (File photo)

Proof of vaccinations needed for these upcoming Vernon performances

Comedian Mike Delamont and musician Jodie B set to take stage in September

Singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Jodie B (pictured) is set to take the stage at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sept. 24, 2021. (File photo)
Controlled burn above the Irish Creek area, taken at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. (Okanagan Indian Band - Facebook)

UPDATE: White Rock Lake wildfire nears containment after successful planned burn

BC Wildfire Service estimates the fire could be contained within seven to 10 days

Controlled burn above the Irish Creek area, taken at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. (Okanagan Indian Band - Facebook)
The fourth annual Stand Up For paddleboard fundraiser, organized by Brittney Page and Kristin Postill raised $34,000 for Archway Society in Vernon Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. (Contributed)

Paddleboarders raise $34K for Vernon non-profit

Stand Up For Archway tipped the duo’s annual fundraiser over $100K for local groups

The fourth annual Stand Up For paddleboard fundraiser, organized by Brittney Page and Kristin Postill raised $34,000 for Archway Society in Vernon Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. (Contributed)
Newly arrived members of 1 Combat Engineer Regiment (CER) at Land Task Force – Vernon, receive an in-brief from the Camp Sergeant Major. 1 CER is deploying as part of Operation LENTUS in assistance to BC Wildfire Service. (Captain Jamie Blois, Public Affairs Officer, Land Task Force – Vernon photo)

Military on the move from 100 Mile House to Vernon to join White Rock Lake wildfire fight

More members of Canadian Armed Forces to make trip Saturday

Newly arrived members of 1 Combat Engineer Regiment (CER) at Land Task Force – Vernon, receive an in-brief from the Camp Sergeant Major. 1 CER is deploying as part of Operation LENTUS in assistance to BC Wildfire Service. (Captain Jamie Blois, Public Affairs Officer, Land Task Force – Vernon photo)
Dog Control Officer, Ashley Sissons, in the cutest dog pile possible. (RDNO)

Dog Control offers refuge for litter of pups evacuated from White Rock Lake wildfire

Noise complaint turns into opportunity to lend hand to Westside Road evacuee

Dog Control Officer, Ashley Sissons, in the cutest dog pile possible. (RDNO)
Electoral Area C Director Amanda Shatzko presenting a cheque to Mike Waberski, SSPOA President and Maura McCarthy, SSPOA Director of Safe Communities. (RDNO)

New signage bolsters safe passage at Silver Star

RDNO contributes nearly $10K to project led by property owners association

Electoral Area C Director Amanda Shatzko presenting a cheque to Mike Waberski, SSPOA President and Maura McCarthy, SSPOA Director of Safe Communities. (RDNO)
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are looking for 40-year-old Michael Douglas McKeeman who is wanted on outstanding arrest warrants for sexual assault and possession of stolen property. (RCMP)

Man wanted by Vernon police

Man wanted for sexual assault, possession of stolen property

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are looking for 40-year-old Michael Douglas McKeeman who is wanted on outstanding arrest warrants for sexual assault and possession of stolen property. (RCMP)
A controlled bur southwest of Desert Cove on the White Rock Lake wildfire near Vernon caused considerable smoke Aug. 24. (Mike Dennison photo)

Burn postponed again on White Rock Lake wildfire

Armstrong Spallumcheen fire departments prepare by placing 21,000-gallon water containers around boundaries

A controlled bur southwest of Desert Cove on the White Rock Lake wildfire near Vernon caused considerable smoke Aug. 24. (Mike Dennison photo)
For Rent Real Estate Sign in Front of House

Fraudster pockets $1,000 from Lumby resident in rental scam

Con artists taking advantage of tight market, pressures to act quick: Vernon RCMP

For Rent Real Estate Sign in Front of House
Nearly 100 soldiers from first Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry arrived at the Vernon Army Cadet Camp Aug. 26 to complete a deployment of approximately 250 Canadian Armed Forces personnel assigned to Operation LENTUS. (1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group, public affairs file)

Military on the move from Oliver to Vernon to combat White Rock Lake wildfire

Canadian Armed Forces vehicles to travel along Highway 97 and could cause congestion

Nearly 100 soldiers from first Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry arrived at the Vernon Army Cadet Camp Aug. 26 to complete a deployment of approximately 250 Canadian Armed Forces personnel assigned to Operation LENTUS. (1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group, public affairs file)
BC Ambulance is taking an injured firefighter by ground ambulance for further treatment after arriving by helicopter to the airport in Vernon Aug. 26, 2021. (Roger Knox - Vernon Morning Star)

VIDEO: White Rock Lake firefighter injured after 100-foot fall

Patient to be taken to hospital by ground ambulance

BC Ambulance is taking an injured firefighter by ground ambulance for further treatment after arriving by helicopter to the airport in Vernon Aug. 26, 2021. (Roger Knox - Vernon Morning Star)
45-year-old Brad Raglan, who was last seen Aug. 19 in Enderby, is believed to be driving a 4 door, extended cab, white, 2009 Ford F-150 with British Columbia license plate JB0946. (RCMP)

Missing man last seen in Enderby

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP turn to public for tips of man who may be driving white pickup truck

45-year-old Brad Raglan, who was last seen Aug. 19 in Enderby, is believed to be driving a 4 door, extended cab, white, 2009 Ford F-150 with British Columbia license plate JB0946. (RCMP)
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