Jennifer Smith

Several fires were reportedly started near Enderby over the weekend. (Sylvia Voets photo)

Kelowna woman arrested for allegedly lighting North Okanagan fires

44-year-old sparked blazes along highway near Enderby

Several fires were reportedly started near Enderby over the weekend. (Sylvia Voets photo)
A detour is in place at Ross Street and 40th Avenue.
Black Press file photo

UPDATE: Detour for some Vernon motorists

Portion of Okanagan Landing Road closed

A detour is in place at Ross Street and 40th Avenue.
Black Press file photo
A bear cub was seen eating garbage in Vernon’s Harwood area Friday, May 27, 2022. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

VIDEO: Bear cub feeding from Vernon garbage bin prompts call to take extra care

Wise Wildlife Control shared tips for keeping bears away from properties

A bear cub was seen eating garbage in Vernon’s Harwood area Friday, May 27, 2022. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Motorists should expect delays on 27th Street May 30-31. (Google Maps image)

Traffic delays anticipated for busy Vernon street

27th Street water service work will reduce traffic to single lane

Motorists should expect delays on 27th Street May 30-31. (Google Maps image)
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UPDATE: Thousands hook onto high speed internet in North Okanagan

Coldstream, OKIB, Enderby, Armstrong areas gain infrastructure for connectivity

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The 2020 graduating class from Vernon Christian School celebrated amid the COVID-19 pandemic on June 15-16, 2020. (VCS Contributed)

Schools collecting cans for return of grad in Vernon

High school and elementary students sorting bottles to fund celebrations

The 2020 graduating class from Vernon Christian School celebrated amid the COVID-19 pandemic on June 15-16, 2020. (VCS Contributed)
Ukrainian refugees are being supported by a number of agencies, including New Manna Ministries. (NewManna.org photo)
Ukrainian refugees are being supported by a number of agencies, including New Manna Ministries. (NewManna.org photo)
Dryden Bennett, recipient of Kelowna's Teen Honour in the Arts Award, is a featured composer in the Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra's spring concert May 28 and 29, 2022. (Contributed)

Youth Symphony in tune for Okanagan spring concerts

Vernon, Penticton and Kelowna performances to showcase blooming talents

Dryden Bennett, recipient of Kelowna's Teen Honour in the Arts Award, is a featured composer in the Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra's spring concert May 28 and 29, 2022. (Contributed)
Top athletes and performers Jonathan Fraser-Monroe, who plays Charlie Dalrymple in one cast and Harry Beaton in the other, dances a daring blindfolded pas de deux with Elia Collins, who plays Charlie’s betrothed, Jean MacLaren, in Seaton’s production of Brigadoon which runs May 31 to June 4. (27th Street Theatre photo)

Return of live theatre sells out at Vernon high school

W.L. Seaton’s 27th Street Theatre performing Brigadoon with multi-talented cast

Top athletes and performers Jonathan Fraser-Monroe, who plays Charlie Dalrymple in one cast and Harry Beaton in the other, dances a daring blindfolded pas de deux with Elia Collins, who plays Charlie’s betrothed, Jean MacLaren, in Seaton’s production of Brigadoon which runs May 31 to June 4. (27th Street Theatre photo)
Vernon Fire Rescue

80-litre fuel spill cleaned up in Vernon

More than $160 worth of gas lost in breakdown

Vernon Fire Rescue
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)