Katherine Mortimer

Ron James brings his brand of energetic comedy

Ron James brings his brand of energetic comedy

Ron James puts the Pedal To The Medal in shows across Canada

Ron James brings his brand of energetic comedy
Lumby program brews up support

Lumby program brews up support

Lumby supports the Suspended Coffee program with a lot of enthusiasm

Lumby program brews up support
Second World War veteran Hugh Rayment explains the meaning of the medals he has earned. (Lisa Vandervelde/Morning Star)

Veteran makes sure no one forgets

Horrors of the Second World War remembered

Second World War veteran Hugh Rayment explains the meaning of the medals he has earned. (Lisa Vandervelde/Morning Star)
Alison Miller shares a laugh with her mother, Madeleine Smith, during a session with the At This Age group. (Photo submitted)

Caregivers also need support

A weekend retreat gives caregivers a break from their responsibilities

Alison Miller shares a laugh with her mother, Madeleine Smith, during a session with the At This Age group. (Photo submitted)
Open Door is one of the alternate education programs offered by the Vernon School District. - Google Maps Image

Alternate programs reviewed

Vernon School District looks at combining all programs under one roof

Open Door is one of the alternate education programs offered by the Vernon School District. - Google Maps Image
The school calendar for 2017/18 remains similar to this year’s schedule. - Morning Star file photo

School calendar approved

April gets a professional development day in the Vernon School District

The school calendar for 2017/18 remains similar to this year’s schedule. - Morning Star file photo
Parents lobby to increase French immersion

Parents lobby to increase French immersion

Waiting list in Vernon for French immersion kindergarten

Parents lobby to increase French immersion
Morning Star file photo                                The Okanagan Landing Elementary heritage fair was a rewarding experience for all involved.

AT RANDOM: A lesson in history

Okanagan Landing Elementary School holds annual heritage fair

Morning Star file photo                                The Okanagan Landing Elementary heritage fair was a rewarding experience for all involved.
Sasha Pisiak, 12, (left) and Elise Reimer, 11, serve up fruit ambrosia and ice cream at the Saturday Street Lunch at All Saints Anglican Church March 11. (Katherine Mortimer/Morning Star)

Sharing food and fellowship

Saturday Street Lunch fills a gap on the weekends for people in need

Sasha Pisiak, 12, (left) and Elise Reimer, 11, serve up fruit ambrosia and ice cream at the Saturday Street Lunch at All Saints Anglican Church March 11. (Katherine Mortimer/Morning Star)
North Okanagan students earn national recognition

North Okanagan students earn national recognition

Cheyenne Brown earns $100,000 Loran Award

North Okanagan students earn national recognition
Worth the wait: Cheryl Peterson, Cody Spencer, Kim Fulton, Teena Billey, Teri Ross and Chantelle Prentice were some of the parents who waited outside in years past in order to register their children in the French Immersion program. Afte ra two-year hiatus, the line-up system will return this April. -Image credit: File photo

Parents rally for French immersion

VERNON: Will ask school district to add another kindergarten

Worth the wait: Cheryl Peterson, Cody Spencer, Kim Fulton, Teena Billey, Teri Ross and Chantelle Prentice were some of the parents who waited outside in years past in order to register their children in the French Immersion program. Afte ra two-year hiatus, the line-up system will return this April. -Image credit: File photo
Irene Cinnamon presents the activity mats she has made to Gateby residents Faye Lindenbach (left) and Chesley Howard. The mats are covered with a variety of objects and used by residents who are living with dementia. — Image credit: Katherine Mortimer/Morning Star

Gateby welcomes gifts of activity from crafters

Reducing the effects of dementia at Vernon Gateby Care Facility

Irene Cinnamon presents the activity mats she has made to Gateby residents Faye Lindenbach (left) and Chesley Howard. The mats are covered with a variety of objects and used by residents who are living with dementia. — Image credit: Katherine Mortimer/Morning Star
Female graduation rates among Aboriginal students are high than male.                                -Image Credit: Black Press File Photo

Support for aboriginal students

When it comes to improving the graduation rates of aboriginal students, there…

  • Feb 28, 2017
Female graduation rates among Aboriginal students are high than male.                                -Image Credit: Black Press File Photo

Remembering Sundays with Stuart

The voice of Canadian icon Stuart McLean has been silenced

Photo submitted                                Louise Marie Lagasse de Locht (centre) enjoys an ice fishing adventure with the Petersen family, her host family for her Rotary Youth Exchange Program with the Kalamalka Rotary Club.

Rotary exchange student rides high in the Okanagan

Belgian student exchanges chocolate for mountain adventure

Photo submitted                                Louise Marie Lagasse de Locht (centre) enjoys an ice fishing adventure with the Petersen family, her host family for her Rotary Youth Exchange Program with the Kalamalka Rotary Club.
Details are being worked out on the Vernon School District calendar.

Parents have a say in the school calendar

Vernon School District board is considering recommendations for 2017/18 and 2018/19.

Details are being worked out on the Vernon School District calendar.
The Vernon School District is is looking at its financial status.

Planning ensures district is on track with budget

With six months into the Vernon School District’s fiscal year, expenditures are in line

The Vernon School District is is looking at its financial status.
Katherine Mortimer is a columnist and lifestyles editor with The Morning Star.

AT RANDOM: Butting out a deadly habit

I still don’t think raising the legal age for smoking is going to do it.

Katherine Mortimer is a columnist and lifestyles editor with The Morning Star.
Volunteers Shannon Jolley (left)

Hit the slopes to fight cancer

Boarders and skiers invited to complete 29,029 feet of vertical at Silver Star

Volunteers Shannon Jolley (left)
Dr. Dalia Gottlieb-Tanaka has been recognized by the Alzheimer Society of Canada for her work with bringing creative activities and the arts to people living with dementia.

Building bridges through the arts

Dr. Dalia Gottlieb-Tanaka is recognized by Alzheimer Society of Canada

Dr. Dalia Gottlieb-Tanaka has been recognized by the Alzheimer Society of Canada for her work with bringing creative activities and the arts to people living with dementia.