Jennifer Smith

Youth take part in the first art session May 7 at the Literacy Society of North Okanagan for a book Who Are the Children in Our Community? Kid are invited back this Saturday, May 14. (Literacy Society photo)

Vernon kids draw up book reflecting their community

Local youth create project on who they are

Youth take part in the first art session May 7 at the Literacy Society of North Okanagan for a book Who Are the Children in Our Community? Kid are invited back this Saturday, May 14. (Literacy Society photo)
The Debaters take the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre stage May 14. (Contributed)

Laughs and puns rain supreme in Vernon with The Debaters

Derek Seguin and Erica Sigurdson hosted by Steve Patterson

The Debaters take the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre stage May 14. (Contributed)
A driver was stopped for doing 153km/hr in a 100km/hr zone near Vernon. (RCMP photo)

Excessive speeder loses car near Vernon

RCMP impound vehicle and issue fine for going 153 km/hr in 100 zone

A driver was stopped for doing 153km/hr in a 100km/hr zone near Vernon. (RCMP photo)
Probus members on a recent hike. The group is restarting after a two-year COVID hiatus. (Contributed)

Seniors, semi-retired connect through Vernon social club

Probus Club is back after two-year hiatus

Probus members on a recent hike. The group is restarting after a two-year COVID hiatus. (Contributed)
A blue pickup truck driven by a woman is captured on camera April 8 following a suspicious fire near Westwold. (surveillance image)

UPDATE: Westwold wildfires extinguished, RCMP investigate suspected arson

Woman driving a blue truck sought after several fires started in the Thompson area

A blue pickup truck driven by a woman is captured on camera April 8 following a suspicious fire near Westwold. (surveillance image)
Vernon firefighters extinguished a fully involved storage shed fire that damaged the siding of a neighbouring apartment building on 27 Avenue Saturday, April 30, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Two overnight fires damage Vernon apartment, scorch trees

Incidents within hours of each other overnight

Vernon firefighters extinguished a fully involved storage shed fire that damaged the siding of a neighbouring apartment building on 27 Avenue Saturday, April 30, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Karen Penaluna isn’t letting the closure of Pint and Pie get her down as she looks for a smaller venue to open. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Karen Penaluna isn’t letting the closure of Pint and Pie get her down as she looks for a smaller venue to open. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
The Way We Hear It! A Community Engagement Exhibition is at the Okanagan Science Centre from May 1-31. (Jessica Niemela photo)

Okanagan Science Centre tunes into hearing exhibit

Vernon audiologist helps bring community engagement to centre

The Way We Hear It! A Community Engagement Exhibition is at the Okanagan Science Centre from May 1-31. (Jessica Niemela photo)
Jenna Romailler as Miss Trunchbull looks down on Carys Watts as Matilda Wormwood in the musical peformed May 6 and 7 in Vernon. (Judy Mori photo)

Lights of Broadway returns to Vernon stage with Matilda

Longstanding musical theatre troupe is back after a three-year absence to present the beloved Roald Dahl story-turned-Tony winning musical

Jenna Romailler as Miss Trunchbull looks down on Carys Watts as Matilda Wormwood in the musical peformed May 6 and 7 in Vernon. (Judy Mori photo)
An old burn pile was reignited near the Westwold landfill and discovered May 1, 2022. (Patrick Green photo)

Two fires sparked near Westwold

Blazes burning west of Falkland

An old burn pile was reignited near the Westwold landfill and discovered May 1, 2022. (Patrick Green photo)
Melissa MacPherson and Ensemble Cast present The Invisibles at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre May 11. (Catalyst Theatre)

VIDEO: Award-winning play brings 1940s France to Vernon stage

Catalyst Theatre’s The Invisibles tells the story of seven women who fought a war of sabotage to free France from German occupation during the Second World War

Melissa MacPherson and Ensemble Cast present The Invisibles at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre May 11. (Catalyst Theatre)
Friends of the Library are excited to be holding their annual May Book Sale at the Curling Rink May 5 to 7. (File photo)

Books slide into Vernon Curling Rink for mega sale

Friends of the Library eager to bring back May Sale

Friends of the Library are excited to be holding their annual May Book Sale at the Curling Rink May 5 to 7. (File photo)
The Ancora Women's Ensemble celebrates its 10th anniversary with a concernt May 7. (Ancora image)

Vernon choir hits 10th anniversary high note

Ancora Women’s Ensemble performs Heartsongs May 7

The Ancora Women's Ensemble celebrates its 10th anniversary with a concernt May 7. (Ancora image)
Dan Bates / The Herald
At the Snohomish Co Op, Kim Walker, AKA  the "Chick Lady," holds one of hundreds of 2-day-old baby chicks that arrived, Friday, along with a few ducklings.

Mother’s Day celebrated with chicks at Vernon ranch

Historic O’Keefe Ranch opens this weekend

Dan Bates / The Herald
At the Snohomish Co Op, Kim Walker, AKA  the "Chick Lady," holds one of hundreds of 2-day-old baby chicks that arrived, Friday, along with a few ducklings.
Comic Con comes to town May 7, much to the excitement of characters and fans. (Contributed)

Marvel at cosplay during Vernon’s Comic Con

The likes of Darth Vader and Captain America finally return

Comic Con comes to town May 7, much to the excitement of characters and fans. (Contributed)
A crash involving a motorcyclist took place in the 4300 block of 25th Avenue Friday afternoon. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Motocyclist involved in Vernon crash

Friday afternoon incident on 25th Avenue

A crash involving a motorcyclist took place in the 4300 block of 25th Avenue Friday afternoon. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Vernon Community Safety Unit volunteers Lyle Duffield and Blair Derry clock speeds along Okanagan Landing Road with RCMP Const. Chris Terleski during a recent speed watch blitz. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Volunteers make Vernon a safer place

RCMP acknowledge Community Safety Unit amid National Volunteer Week is celebrated April 24-30

Vernon Community Safety Unit volunteers Lyle Duffield and Blair Derry clock speeds along Okanagan Landing Road with RCMP Const. Chris Terleski during a recent speed watch blitz. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
The North Okanagan Hospice Society is offering a new Volunteer Navigator program. (Photo submitted)

Declutter in support of North Okanagan Hospice Society

Spring cleaning garage sale fundraiser April 30

The North Okanagan Hospice Society is offering a new Volunteer Navigator program. (Photo submitted)
The Vernon Optometry 20/20 Squash Open, is finally in full swing April 29-May 1. (Roster photo)

B.C.’s best squash players swing into Vernon

Tournament back after 2 years of COVID cancellations

The Vernon Optometry 20/20 Squash Open, is finally in full swing April 29-May 1. (Roster photo)
Kal Tire Place North in Vernon will host the 2022 Expo Saturday. (Photo contributed)

Vernon Expo explodes with all things local

North Okanagan businesses, non-profits, governments, family fun, prizes and more

Kal Tire Place North in Vernon will host the 2022 Expo Saturday. (Photo contributed)