Jennifer Smith

Richmond Drive area CN Rail tracks, July 20, 2021. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Rail work closes Coldstream road

CN Rail replacing crossing in Lavington

Richmond Drive area CN Rail tracks, July 20, 2021. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
Thundershowers in Vernon Thursday afternoon. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Rain closes Vernon fields, again

Grass parks and ball diamonds could be damaged by use

Thundershowers in Vernon Thursday afternoon. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Vernon Coun. Teresa Durning (left), Mayor Victor Cumming, MLA Harwinder Sandhu, and Coun. Kari Gares break ground for the revitalization of the Lakeview Peanut Wading Pool June 14. (City of Vernon photo)

Ground breaks on Vernon’s new peanut pool

Construction expected to be completed for summer of 2023

Vernon Coun. Teresa Durning (left), Mayor Victor Cumming, MLA Harwinder Sandhu, and Coun. Kari Gares break ground for the revitalization of the Lakeview Peanut Wading Pool June 14. (City of Vernon photo)
Vernon Proms presents more than 25 concerts, including some in Polson park. (File photo)

Classical Music Festival in tune for Vernon

More than 25 events lined up, many free

Vernon Proms presents more than 25 concerts, including some in Polson park. (File photo)
Kildonan Boat Launch is closed due to high levels on Shuswap River in Enderby. (Shuswap River Ambassadors)

Shuswap River continues to rise in Enderby

Boat launch and park flooded so far

Kildonan Boat Launch is closed due to high levels on Shuswap River in Enderby. (Shuswap River Ambassadors)
Stepney Road near Highway 97 in Spallumcheen is closed due to floodin. (Township of Spallumcheen photo)

UPDATE: Flood watch continues in Spallumcheen

Stepney Road reopened, creeks receeding

Stepney Road near Highway 97 in Spallumcheen is closed due to floodin. (Township of Spallumcheen photo)
About 30 inches of water floods a Lumby driveway June 14. (Penny Treen photo)

Flooding prompts evacuation alerts in Lumby

Residents pitching in to help each other with sandbagging

About 30 inches of water floods a Lumby driveway June 14. (Penny Treen photo)
Leah Pahlke, 16, is believed to be on the Westside, missing from her Alberta home. (Contributed)

UPDATE – Missing Alberta girl found safe in Vernon

16-year-old may be on the Westside: RCMP

Leah Pahlke, 16, is believed to be on the Westside, missing from her Alberta home. (Contributed)
Water spills over Whitevale Road, impacting several properties near Lumby June 14, 2022. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Whitevale flooding ‘worst ever’ near Lumby

Water spilling over road, onto trails, campground

Water spills over Whitevale Road, impacting several properties near Lumby June 14, 2022. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Kailee McGuire performs during the 2021 Music at Mackie Summer Concert Series. (Mackie Lake House photo)

Music at Mackie back for Vernon summer

Historic Coldstream lakefront lands host concert series

Kailee McGuire performs during the 2021 Music at Mackie Summer Concert Series. (Mackie Lake House photo)
Police tape has been placed around a second-floor unit at the Best Value Inn and Suites, Vernon, Feb. 29, 2020. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Vernon motel murder trial schedule sought

Paige Howse facing second-degree murder of Alishia Lemp from 2020

Police tape has been placed around a second-floor unit at the Best Value Inn and Suites, Vernon, Feb. 29, 2020. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Vernon Courthouse. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Former Vernon coach to be sentenced for sexual assault

Longtime hockey coach Keith Chase convicted of 2004 incident

Vernon Courthouse. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Significant rainfall has caused water pooling and closed Vernon fields and ball diamonds Monday, June 13. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Rain closes Vernon sports fields

Parks and diamonds closed until Wednesday morning

Significant rainfall has caused water pooling and closed Vernon fields and ball diamonds Monday, June 13. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
(Photo fom Metro Newspaper Service)

Compassion focus of Vernon fundraising gala

Your Life is Now event features Mike Shaw and Reen Rose

(Photo fom Metro Newspaper Service)
The Road Foward is screened at the Vernon Museum June 23. (Contributed)

Indigenous movement highlighted in Vernon movie screening

The Road Forward shown as part of Indigenous History Month

The Road Foward is screened at the Vernon Museum June 23. (Contributed)
The staff at Ritual Barbershop are celebrating the business' five-year anniversary with an open house June 18. (Robin Martin photo)

Barber trims up five years of Vernon rituals

High-end shop marks anniversary with open house

The staff at Ritual Barbershop are celebrating the business' five-year anniversary with an open house June 18. (Robin Martin photo)
Del Rango & the D-Railers play for Black Press’s printing operators and staff after their shift. The local band will be featured on the Lumby Days entertainment staf 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11. Catch more acts, games, rides and more at Lumby Days from Friday, June 10-Sunday, June 11. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Fun-filled Lumby Days underway

Three-day event at Oval Park in the village with something for everyone

Del Rango & the D-Railers play for Black Press’s printing operators and staff after their shift. The local band will be featured on the Lumby Days entertainment staf 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11. Catch more acts, games, rides and more at Lumby Days from Friday, June 10-Sunday, June 11. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Formerly known as the Splash of Red, the Caetani Centre’s live art auction returns returns with a flowery twist. (File photo)

Live art makes a splash at Vernon’s Caetani Centre

Fundraiser features 29 works by top Okanagan artists

Formerly known as the Splash of Red, the Caetani Centre’s live art auction returns returns with a flowery twist. (File photo)
The suspect vehicle involved in a shooting in Vernon June 3. (Surveillance photo)

Suspect vehicle in Vernon shooting abandoned and on fire

RCMP seeking dashcam footage of black BMW

The suspect vehicle involved in a shooting in Vernon June 3. (Surveillance photo)
Carlos Palmer, a Surrey resident, was last seen in Vernon May 26, 2022. (Contributed)

UPDATE: Missing Surrey man last seen in Vernon found

RCMP thank the public for their assistance

Carlos Palmer, a Surrey resident, was last seen in Vernon May 26, 2022. (Contributed)