Jennifer Smith

Grizzly Dam spill

Stream safety urged as dams spill in Greater Vernon

Local waterways swell from spring melt

Grizzly Dam spill
Serena Ryder plays the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sept. 26. (Contributed)

Serena Ryder brings mental wellness journey to Vernon

The Art of Falling Apart tour stops at Performing Arts Centre

Serena Ryder plays the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sept. 26. (Contributed)
The Vernon ride is one of the most successful Ride Don’t Hide events in the country. (Tobias Frederiksen/Morning Star)

Ride for mental health gearing up in Greater Vernon

Coldstream event seeks support for fundraiser benefitting services

The Vernon ride is one of the most successful Ride Don’t Hide events in the country. (Tobias Frederiksen/Morning Star)
Single-lane alternating traffic is in effect near Monte Lake due to a vehicle incident Monday, June 6. (DriveBC map)

Crash west of Falkland on Highway 97

Single-lane alternating traffic

Single-lane alternating traffic is in effect near Monte Lake due to a vehicle incident Monday, June 6. (DriveBC map)
The Blessing Box behind St. James School on 27th Avenue was stolen over the weekend. (Contributed)

Vernon blessing box stolen from school

Cabinet that was stocked with food for homeless and those in need taken over weekend

The Blessing Box behind St. James School on 27th Avenue was stolen over the weekend. (Contributed)
Kids can try their hand at tennis at Paddlewheel Park Saturday, June 4 at 9 a.m. for free through Vernon’s Try It program underway this month. (Black Press file photo)

Free, low cost activities during Vernon ParticipACTION challenge

City offers Try It activity session throughtout the month of June

Kids can try their hand at tennis at Paddlewheel Park Saturday, June 4 at 9 a.m. for free through Vernon’s Try It program underway this month. (Black Press file photo)
Investigations into a shooting at an Okanagan Landing townhouse complex continued Monday, June 6, three days after a man was killed. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

UPDATE: No new information on ‘targeted’ Vernon shooting

RCMP still investigating 25th Avenue incident

Investigations into a shooting at an Okanagan Landing townhouse complex continued Monday, June 6, three days after a man was killed. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
This mural is proposed for the Alternatives Funeral and Cremation building. (Katie Green image)

UPDATE: Thousands petition for/against Vernon art project

Behind the Masks public installment on buildings focused on mental health

This mural is proposed for the Alternatives Funeral and Cremation building. (Katie Green image)
A drug warning has been issued in Vernon and Kelowna. (Interior Health image)

Beware of benzos in Vernon, Kelowna drugs

Interior Health issues alert for people who use substances

A drug warning has been issued in Vernon and Kelowna. (Interior Health image)
Vernon Fire Rescue

Wildfire sparked in Vernon ravine

Firefighters douse wildland blaze off Pottery Road

Vernon Fire Rescue
RCMP are searching for information from May 29/30 on a 2000 white two-door, one-ton, Chevrolet flat-deck pickup truck. (Contributed)

Man charged in homicide on Okanagan Indian Band

Information about victim’s truck prior to death sought from region

RCMP are searching for information from May 29/30 on a 2000 white two-door, one-ton, Chevrolet flat-deck pickup truck. (Contributed)
There were more thunderstorms in the Castlegar area in June than usual. (File photo)

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Okanagan

Kelowna, Vernon and Penticton have potential for flash floods

There were more thunderstorms in the Castlegar area in June than usual. (File photo)
Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News
Coaches and game officials confer in the outfield of Port Angeles Civic Field in a pouring rain during Wednesday evening's game between the Port Angeles Lefties and the Corvallis Knights. The field was declared unplayable, forcing cancellation of the game in the second inning.

Rain dampens play on Vernon fields

Baseball diamonds, parks and soccer fields closed

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News
Coaches and game officials confer in the outfield of Port Angeles Civic Field in a pouring rain during Wednesday evening's game between the Port Angeles Lefties and the Corvallis Knights. The field was declared unplayable, forcing cancellation of the game in the second inning.
Jonathan Malo, the North Okanagan’s new medical health officer with Interior Health, takes part in Naloxone training at the Splatsin Centre in Enderby May 30. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Enderby’s overdose crisis calls for “gentler ways”

North Okanagan city has the third highest rate of toxic drug deaths in B.C.

Jonathan Malo, the North Okanagan’s new medical health officer with Interior Health, takes part in Naloxone training at the Splatsin Centre in Enderby May 30. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Gas hit the listed price of $2.19.9 at one Vernon service station on 25th Avenue at 43rd Street Thursday, June 2. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Vernon gas price hits eye-popping $2.19.9

Petro Canada on 25th Avenue raises price; lineups across the street at Super Save before it too jumped

Gas hit the listed price of $2.19.9 at one Vernon service station on 25th Avenue at 43rd Street Thursday, June 2. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
E-bike regulations could be streamlined along the Okanagan Rail Trail to ensure a smooth ride for all users. (HelloBC photo)

Lifting of Okanagan Rail Trail e-bike ban gains traction

Class 2 electric bikes closer to being allowed on North Okanagan portion

E-bike regulations could be streamlined along the Okanagan Rail Trail to ensure a smooth ride for all users. (HelloBC photo)
A Surrey RCMP vehicle is seen on the site of a car crash in 2020. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Cruisers rammed and officer injured in Vernon incident

RCMP on the hunt for suspects involved in May 27 event

A Surrey RCMP vehicle is seen on the site of a car crash in 2020. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
VSS grad students Natalia Jones, Ethan Pastro and Tayva Salmon star in Legally Blonde Jr. June 3-10l. (Theatre on the Hill photo)

OMG you guys, Vernon students, like, present Legally Blonde Jr.

Upbeat musical takes VSS Theatre on the Hill stage

VSS grad students Natalia Jones, Ethan Pastro and Tayva Salmon star in Legally Blonde Jr. June 3-10l. (Theatre on the Hill photo)
Fearful is one of the risque images being shown at the Art of Bodyscapes exhibitat the Grand House of Photography for the month of June. (Michael Breakey photo)

New Vernon gallery bares it all with body exhibit

Grand House of Photography show comes with disclaimer

Fearful is one of the risque images being shown at the Art of Bodyscapes exhibitat the Grand House of Photography for the month of June. (Michael Breakey photo)
The Sunflower Project has seen artists paint, perform and pause at Gallery Vertigo in Vernon. (Michelle Loughery photo)

National exhibit pauses on internment plight in Vernon

Pause in Plight art show at Gallery Vertigo with Sunflower Project

The Sunflower Project has seen artists paint, perform and pause at Gallery Vertigo in Vernon. (Michelle Loughery photo)