Katherine Mortimer

A fond farewell to the newsroom

A fond farewell to the newsroom

A career in journalism has been the adventure of a lifetime

A fond farewell to the newsroom
Previous Gobi Galloper Ryan Kertanis with Horse Trek Mongolia co-owner Sarantuya. (photos courtesy of Julie Veloo)

A gallop across the Gobi Desert

Gobi Gallop is a charity horseback ride that benefits the disadvantaged in Mongolia

Previous Gobi Galloper Ryan Kertanis with Horse Trek Mongolia co-owner Sarantuya. (photos courtesy of Julie Veloo)
Letters have lost focus

Letters have lost focus

Reader encourages other letter-writers to check their facts first

Letters have lost focus
Justine Quivell, of Armstrong, fills out an application during the Home Depot job fair last week with Sharon Bennett, computer room associate at Home Depot in Vernon. Employees looking for work can also check out the Black Press Extreme Education and Career Fair March 12 in Kelowna. (Jennifer Smith/Black Press)

Home Depot hires across British Columbia

A career fair at the Vernon store brought job-seekers of all ages

Justine Quivell, of Armstrong, fills out an application during the Home Depot job fair last week with Sharon Bennett, computer room associate at Home Depot in Vernon. Employees looking for work can also check out the Black Press Extreme Education and Career Fair March 12 in Kelowna. (Jennifer Smith/Black Press)
Dogs bring support to the classroom

Dogs bring support to the classroom

A group of Vernon teachers is working to establish policy for bringing more dogs into the classroom

Dogs bring support to the classroom
Jolly Good Spudz bakes up a tasty meal

Jolly Good Spudz bakes up a tasty meal

Vernon’s newest restaurant serves up tasty and fast food with a healthy twist

Jolly Good Spudz bakes up a tasty meal
Carnival in Wonderland is a hit for all ages

Carnival in Wonderland is a hit for all ages

Vernon Winter Carnival continues until Feb. 11 with a fun variety of events

Carnival in Wonderland is a hit for all ages
Protocol Technologies acquired by Edmonton company

Protocol Technologies acquired by Edmonton company

F12.net in Edmonton buys Vernon-based Protocol Technologies

Protocol Technologies acquired by Edmonton company
To celebrate a Jewish victory against the Greeks for religious freedom, an oil lamp, or menorah, was lit in the Temple in Jerusalem. Join Rabbi Shmuly Hecht of Chabad Okanagan for the Festival of Lights at the Greater Vernon Museum Archives Thursday, Dec. 14 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (File photo)

Vernon museum hosts a Hanukkah celebration

All are welcome to join Rabbi Shmuly Hecht for the Festival of Lights Dec. 14

To celebrate a Jewish victory against the Greeks for religious freedom, an oil lamp, or menorah, was lit in the Temple in Jerusalem. Join Rabbi Shmuly Hecht of Chabad Okanagan for the Festival of Lights at the Greater Vernon Museum Archives Thursday, Dec. 14 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (File photo)
As We Grow Preschool opens doors

As We Grow Preschool opens doors

Vernon’s newest preschool welcomes children from 30 months up to school age

As We Grow Preschool opens doors
Fans vote for favourite businesses in the Okanagan

Fans vote for favourite businesses in the Okanagan

The Valley First 2017 Fan Choice Awards recognize local businesses

Fans vote for favourite businesses in the Okanagan
A new book provides a history lesson in Vernon schools

A new book provides a history lesson in Vernon schools

Vernon Retired Teachers Association has published a detailed history of the school district

A new book provides a history lesson in Vernon schools
Vernon museum hosts community displays

Vernon museum hosts community displays

Frances Bennett brings her tatting skills to the display, A Tatting Tale

Vernon museum hosts community displays
Street closed in downtown Vernon for paving

Street closed in downtown Vernon for paving

30th Street will be closed Nov. 22 and 23 betwen 31st and 32nd Avenues

Street closed in downtown Vernon for paving
Bread of Life bakery in Ukraine is bringing hope to war-torn country

Bread of Life bakery in Ukraine is bringing hope to war-torn country

Mission Eurasia supports projects throughout eastern Ukraine

Bread of Life bakery in Ukraine is bringing hope to war-torn country
A dog named Precious provides assistance to veteran

A dog named Precious provides assistance to veteran

Alan McMahon is a Korean War veteran in Vernon whose service dog has enriched his life

A dog named Precious provides assistance to veteran
Crafters help create Christmas memories

Crafters help create Christmas memories

Teddy bears, stars, jams and jellies: Christmas begins at 15th Annual Artisans Store in Vernon

Crafters help create Christmas memories
Qiology Pro connects Vernon to Mumbai and beyond

Qiology Pro connects Vernon to Mumbai and beyond

Qiology Pro is an online source for metaphysics professionals around the world

Qiology Pro connects Vernon to Mumbai and beyond
Winter sneaks in early in the North Okanagan

Winter sneaks in early in the North Okanagan

Year after year, that first snowfall of the season always comes as a shock

Winter sneaks in early in the North Okanagan
Vernon nurse Judy Douglas shares expertise at a rural clinic in Haiti

Vernon nurse Judy Douglas shares expertise at a rural clinic in Haiti

With OSAPO, Dr. Jean-Marius Gardy approaches health care with the “teach-a-man-to-fish” philosophy

Vernon nurse Judy Douglas shares expertise at a rural clinic in Haiti