Katherine Mortimer

Quiet lakes

Hasn’t it been nice enjoying the lakes and beaches absent of powered…

Recycling program a concern

Over and over again seniors and people with disabilities complain about this…

Transit lacking

How wonderful to have new buses added to Vernon Transit. Wonderful I…

Big buddies provide welcome leadership

Big buddies provide welcome leadership

Elementary students find mentors in the Harwood-Seaton Big Buddy Program

Big buddies provide welcome leadership
Starting the conversation

Starting the conversation

Embrace is a documentary that encourages everyone to love the bodies they’ve been given

Starting the conversation
Cara Brady/Morning Star                                Members of the Performance Tap group at Argyll School of Performing Arts and Motion dance their award-winning number during The Emporer’s New Clothes. The school’s end-of-year show at Powerhouse Theatre May 27 showcased all forms of dance as well as acting.

Argyll’s Got Talent

At Argyll School, the talents of dance and acting students are showcased in The Emperor’s New Clothes

Cara Brady/Morning Star                                Members of the Performance Tap group at Argyll School of Performing Arts and Motion dance their award-winning number during The Emporer’s New Clothes. The school’s end-of-year show at Powerhouse Theatre May 27 showcased all forms of dance as well as acting.
Saving a piece of history

Saving a piece of history

Once holding pride of place in one-room school house, historical plaque has travelled across Canada

Saving a piece of history
Feeding hummingbirds

Feeding hummingbirds

Hummingbirds are a delightful and welcome visitor, but keeping feeders clean is essential

Feeding hummingbirds
Vernon School District adds rowing academy

Vernon School District adds rowing academy

Rowing program is the latest offering for students in Grades 10 to 12, starting spring 2018

Vernon School District adds rowing academy
Second World War veteran Hugh Rayment celebrates the release of his 10th book, Joey, with a book signing and musical performance at the Schubert Centre in Vernon May 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. (Lisa Vandervelde/Morning Star)

Veteran writes the life he knows

Vernon writer Hugh Rayment celebrates the launch of his 10th book

Second World War veteran Hugh Rayment celebrates the release of his 10th book, Joey, with a book signing and musical performance at the Schubert Centre in Vernon May 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. (Lisa Vandervelde/Morning Star)
Photo submitted Parents in the North Okanagan share their joy at the arrival of their newest family member.

Stork Report

Babies born to parents in the North Okanagan April 20, 2017 to May 11, 2017

Photo submitted Parents in the North Okanagan share their joy at the arrival of their newest family member.
Morels are now in season

Morels are now in season

The foodies’ delicacy is here for a short time; take advantage of them while they are still in season

Morels are now in season
Refugees share their story

Refugees share their story

Gabriel Newman facilitates discussion at the Vernon Museum

Refugees share their story
Where horses are the teachers

Where horses are the teachers

At Brave Horse, Miranda Griffin has combined her love of horses with helping people

Where horses are the teachers
Beairsto goes to the polls

Beairsto goes to the polls

Students learn about the electoral process and cast their votes

Beairsto goes to the polls
Getting a taste of politics

Getting a taste of politics

Grade 10 student Corbin Kelley is youth chair of the B.C. Liberals

Getting a taste of politics
A boost for education

A boost for education

Rev. Dr. Lawrence Mascarenhas gives poor students in India a chance to further their education

A boost for education
Sisters have a heart for fundraising

Sisters have a heart for fundraising

Naomi and Sarah Watson take jumping rope to a whole new level

Sisters have a heart for fundraising
Ready to Unplug and Play

Ready to Unplug and Play

It’s time for old-fashioned fun at the Vernon Museum with Grandma’s Toy Box

Ready to Unplug and Play
NDP candidate Barry Dorval speaks as Green candidate Keli Westgate awaits her turn at Tuesday’s all candidates forum at Vernon secondary school hosted by the Vernon Teachers’ Association, DPAC and CUPE 5523. (Katherine Mortimer/Morning Star)

Candidates focus on education

All candidates forum brings together the four candidates for Vernon-Monashee

NDP candidate Barry Dorval speaks as Green candidate Keli Westgate awaits her turn at Tuesday’s all candidates forum at Vernon secondary school hosted by the Vernon Teachers’ Association, DPAC and CUPE 5523. (Katherine Mortimer/Morning Star)