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Cool temps did not keep the crowds away from the Thanksgiving Day Farmers’ Market event in Vernon on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. (John K. White/Morning Star)

Vernon crowds thankful for Monday Farmers’ Market

Fall colours were evident in both the produce on display and the attire of attendees.

Cool temps did not keep the crowds away from the Thanksgiving Day Farmers’ Market event in Vernon on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. (John K. White/Morning Star)
From left to right are Agnes Sakakibara, Irene Oizumi and Lisa Westermark, Executive Director, VJH Foundation. (Photo submitted)

Social in memory of Tosh Oizumi donates $2,500 to Cancer Centre

The main objective was to remember and to raise funds for the McMurtry Baerg Cancer Centre.

From left to right are Agnes Sakakibara, Irene Oizumi and Lisa Westermark, Executive Director, VJH Foundation. (Photo submitted)
Jamie Morrow announced his candidacy for Vernon City Council. (Submitted)

Morrow announces run for Vernon council seat

Vernon businessman Joe Morrow has declared a run for a seat on Vernon council.

Jamie Morrow announced his candidacy for Vernon City Council. (Submitted)
Micheal Solberg from Sunnynook AB rides Uptown Girl in the Bareback riding event Sunday at the IPE. (Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star)

IPE numbers dip from record year

Smoky conditions may have kept some from attending the Interior Provincial Exhibition in Armstrong.

Micheal Solberg from Sunnynook AB rides Uptown Girl in the Bareback riding event Sunday at the IPE. (Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star)
Vernon students go back to class Wednesday

Vernon students go back to class Wednesday

Vernon students in the SD22 school division head back to class on Wednesday.

Vernon students go back to class Wednesday
VIDEO: Last long-weekend Vernon Farmers’ Market of the summer wraps up

VIDEO: Last long-weekend Vernon Farmers’ Market of the summer wraps up

The Labour Day/Ready For School event went today until 1 p.m. at Kal Tire Place.

VIDEO: Last long-weekend Vernon Farmers’ Market of the summer wraps up
Harris Creek wildfire now held

Harris Creek wildfire now held

BC Wildfire posted on Sunday that they no longer expect the wildfire to grow beyond its perimeter.

Harris Creek wildfire now held
POLL: Did smoke kill any plans for you this summer?

POLL: Did smoke kill any plans for you this summer?

Did smoky conditions impact outdoor activities this summer?

POLL: Did smoke kill any plans for you this summer?
Despite clear skies in the Okanagan, like these over a Kaleden vinyard, Environment Canada is warning that changes in the winds could carry smoke back into the valley. Steve Kidd/Western News

Air quality statement issued for Okanagan despite clearer conditions

Don’t let the relatively clear skies in the region fool you.

Despite clear skies in the Okanagan, like these over a Kaleden vinyard, Environment Canada is warning that changes in the winds could carry smoke back into the valley. Steve Kidd/Western News
FILE — The Rev. Canon Chris Harwood-Jones, the priest at All Saints Anglican Church in Vernon, is hoping the community will support the renovation project to the hall, which is home to numerous non-profit groups in the North Okanagan.

VIDEO: Vernon’s All Saints church reno needs donation push

To date, the church has raised somewhere north of $400,000. The goal is $1 million.

FILE — The Rev. Canon Chris Harwood-Jones, the priest at All Saints Anglican Church in Vernon, is hoping the community will support the renovation project to the hall, which is home to numerous non-profit groups in the North Okanagan.
VIDEO: Foggy mountain morning in the Okanagan

VIDEO: Foggy mountain morning in the Okanagan

Vernon photographer Eric Draht was inspired by the rolling fog over the area Friday morning.

VIDEO: Foggy mountain morning in the Okanagan
Thieves steal 7,000 litres of diesel from Cherryville business

Thieves steal 7,000 litres of diesel from Cherryville business

Approximately 6,680 litres of diesel fuel were taken from an outdoor tank.

Thieves steal 7,000 litres of diesel from Cherryville business
Poll question

Poll question

Tell us your thoughts on the idea to be more aggressive in fighting wildfires

Poll question
VIDEO: Your best smoke visuals

VIDEO: Your best smoke visuals

Our readers sent us their favourite photos of the smoke in the Okanagan region this week

VIDEO: Your best smoke visuals
VIDEO: Post-surgery monologue comedy gold

VIDEO: Post-surgery monologue comedy gold

If you’ve ever had surgery with anaesthetic you know the coming out of it process can be a treat.

VIDEO: Post-surgery monologue comedy gold
A cropped version of the infamous Hart Park drowning photo. The original showed the drowned boy in a body bag. (John Harte)

COLUMN: Where to draw the line

This was the most vulnerable, emotional moment a parent could experience, and I was taking photos

A cropped version of the infamous Hart Park drowning photo. The original showed the drowned boy in a body bag. (John Harte)
Child dies in boating accident on Kal Lake

Child dies in boating accident on Kal Lake

UPDATE: 9:50 p.m. A six-year-old is dead following a boating incident on…

Child dies in boating accident on Kal Lake
Get a-mazed at O’Keefe

Get a-mazed at O’Keefe

Ranch corn maze now open daily until September

Get a-mazed at O’Keefe
Vernon Army Cadets 50/50 draw results for Aug. 5, 2018

Vernon Army Cadets 50/50 draw results for Aug. 5, 2018

The first draw for the ongoing Vernon Army Cadets 50/50 fundraiser was held on Sunday, Aug. 5.

Vernon Army Cadets 50/50 draw results for Aug. 5, 2018
Shopping cart bylaw not done yet

Shopping cart bylaw not done yet

The City clarifies the fallout of the Shopping Cart ban debated at the last council meeting.

Shopping cart bylaw not done yet