John White

Bradley Cooper, Alex Swetlikoff, Connor Merritt, Josh Latta and Michael Young of the Vernon Vipers stop for a picture after collecting bears after Jagger Willamson scored. (Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star)

UPDATE: Twin two-goal outbursts cost Vernon Vipers

You’d be forgiven if you were in the teddy bear line for the first minute of Saturday’s BCHL game.

Bradley Cooper, Alex Swetlikoff, Connor Merritt, Josh Latta and Michael Young of the Vernon Vipers stop for a picture after collecting bears after Jagger Willamson scored. (Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star)
Bradley Cocca of the Merritt Centennials and Josh Latta of the Vernon Vipers battle in the corner in BCHL action Friday night at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek/Vernon Morning Star)

Vernon Vipers edge Merritt for important win

There are those rare times when the magic happens with sports wordplay that just can’t go ignored.

Bradley Cocca of the Merritt Centennials and Josh Latta of the Vernon Vipers battle in the corner in BCHL action Friday night at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek/Vernon Morning Star)
Jack Judson

Two Vernon Vipers selected for World Junior Challenge camps

Defenceman Jack Judson and forward Alex Swetlikoff will join 42 others for Team Canada West.

Jack Judson
Vernon Vipers goalie Aidan Porter makes a dramatic save in traffic. (John K. White/Morning Star)

Vernon Vipers edge Trail Smoke Eaters 1-0

The game started with a bang. Well, two bangs.

Vernon Vipers goalie Aidan Porter makes a dramatic save in traffic. (John K. White/Morning Star)
Salmon Arm goaltender Matthew Armitage makes a great stop on a partial breakaway by Matt Kowalski. (John K. White/Morning Star)

Vipers fall to last place after being shut out

It came down to a pair of incredible saves from Salmon Arm’s Matthew Armitage.

Salmon Arm goaltender Matthew Armitage makes a great stop on a partial breakaway by Matt Kowalski. (John K. White/Morning Star)
UPDATE: Vernon RCMP block road near found mortar

UPDATE: Vernon RCMP block road near found mortar

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are on the scene for a live mortar that has been located.

UPDATE: Vernon RCMP block road near found mortar
Vernon’s Teddy Wooding pursues Victoria’s Henri Schreifels in action at Kal Tire Place in Vermon on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. (Katherine Peters/Morning Star)

Vernon Vipers tie it up late, lose in shootout

The Vernon Vipers dropped their Sunday matinee to the visiting Victoria Grizzlies 6-5 in a shootout.

Vernon’s Teddy Wooding pursues Victoria’s Henri Schreifels in action at Kal Tire Place in Vermon on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. (Katherine Peters/Morning Star)
Three structures burn in Spallumcheen

Three structures burn in Spallumcheen

Three structures on the property were engulfed in flames upon officer’s arrival.

Three structures burn in Spallumcheen
There was a huge turnout at the Vernon Recreation Centre for the Fall Customer Appreciation Farmers’ Market on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. (John K. White/Morning Star)

VIDEO: Vernon Farmers’ Market bustles at rec centre

It may have moved indoors for the season but the Vernon Farmers’ Market was no less dynamic.

There was a huge turnout at the Vernon Recreation Centre for the Fall Customer Appreciation Farmers’ Market on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. (John K. White/Morning Star)
Vernon RCMP investigating assault on taxi driver

Vernon RCMP investigating assault on taxi driver

RCMP were called to assist a taxi driver who had just been assaulted by a female passenger.

Vernon RCMP investigating assault on taxi driver
Vernon CUPW Local 848 on rotating strike on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. (Roger Knox/Morning Star)

Rotating postal strike hits the Okanagan

Pickets went up in Vernon, Penticton and Summerland as part of the rotating postal service strike

Vernon CUPW Local 848 on rotating strike on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. (Roger Knox/Morning Star)
Firefighters prepare to enter the scene of a house fire at 7400 Pleasant Valley Road in Vernon Thursday, Oct. 25. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)

UPDATE: Vernon house fire contained, family not at home

Firefighters have knocked down a house fire at 7400 Pleasant Valley Road.

Firefighters prepare to enter the scene of a house fire at 7400 Pleasant Valley Road in Vernon Thursday, Oct. 25. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)
Mayor-elect Victor Cumming celebrates after learning of his win. (Roger Knox/Morning Star)

Cumming wins Vernon mayor’s chair

‘I felt pretty good about the campaign right from the beginning.’

Mayor-elect Victor Cumming celebrates after learning of his win. (Roger Knox/Morning Star)
Mayor-elect Victor Cumming celebrates after learning of his win. (Roger Knox/Morning Star)

LIVE BLOG: Cumming wins

Follow this post for comprehensive coverage on the mayor, council, school board and more

Mayor-elect Victor Cumming celebrates after learning of his win. (Roger Knox/Morning Star)
The demolition process began Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. (Brieanna Charlebois/ Morning Star)

Civic Arena demolition hits high gear

The front of the addition came down in pieces at the deft controls of the excavator operator.

The demolition process began Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. (Brieanna Charlebois/ Morning Star)
Voting is well underway at Vernon Secondary School, one of three voting locations in Vernon. (Brieanna Charlebois/ Morning Star)

ELECTION DAY: Polls are closed

Vernon voters were out in force at midday to elect a new mayor, council, school board and more.

Voting is well underway at Vernon Secondary School, one of three voting locations in Vernon. (Brieanna Charlebois/ Morning Star)
Live election results tonight after 8 p.m.

Live election results tonight after 8 p.m.

We will be providing features and coverage of breaking news and results after the polls close.

Live election results tonight after 8 p.m.
Letter: Armstrong doing just fine

Letter: Armstrong doing just fine

I take exception to Velma Berkholtz letter of Oct. 10, 2018.

Letter: Armstrong doing just fine
Fire destroyed a permanent home on Louie’s Lane, off Westside Road, Wednesday evening, and significantly damaged a neighbouring seasonal home. Two people inside the home got out safely. The fire cause is undetermined and remains under investigation. (Roger Knox/Morning Star)

UPDATE: Fire destroys home, shop off Westside Road

Home on Louie’s Lane destroyed in Wednesday night fire, along with shop; neighbouring home damaged

Fire destroyed a permanent home on Louie’s Lane, off Westside Road, Wednesday evening, and significantly damaged a neighbouring seasonal home. Two people inside the home got out safely. The fire cause is undetermined and remains under investigation. (Roger Knox/Morning Star)
BOOMER TALK: Gloria and I

BOOMER TALK: Gloria and I

Apparently, I’m old (according to trashy fake news magazines). Who knew?

BOOMER TALK: Gloria and I