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Pothole season is about to begin. (Black Press file photo)

Vernon’s pothole season looms

Residents are asked to report potholes by calling the city or using the new VernonConnect app

Pothole season is about to begin. (Black Press file photo)
North Okanagan gymnastics coach sentenced for possession of ‘obscene material’

North Okanagan gymnastics coach sentenced for possession of ‘obscene material’

Chad McDowell previously faced three counts related to child pornography

North Okanagan gymnastics coach sentenced for possession of ‘obscene material’
Smoke billows from a home on Kalamalka Road in Coldstream as firefighters work to knock down the blaze Monday, Feb. 4. (Roger Knox/Morning Star)

‘These moments left us in awe’: Coldstream family grateful for support after fire destroys home

A family of five is indebted to the community for their outpouring of support

Smoke billows from a home on Kalamalka Road in Coldstream as firefighters work to knock down the blaze Monday, Feb. 4. (Roger Knox/Morning Star)
Armstrong sexual assault trial delayed

Armstrong sexual assault trial delayed

The trial will continue Monday, March 11

Armstrong sexual assault trial delayed
Update: Trial underway for Armstrong man facing sexual assault charges to continue Wednesday

Update: Trial underway for Armstrong man facing sexual assault charges to continue Wednesday

Convicted in 2015, the Armstrong accused successfully appealed; new trial started Tuesday in Vernon

Update: Trial underway for Armstrong man facing sexual assault charges to continue Wednesday
Vernon Search and Rescue, along with the RCMP, are looking for two missing snowmobilers. (File photo)

UPDATE: Two snowmobilers missing near Vernon found safe

Snowmobilers failed to return home Monday from the Bouleau Lake area

Vernon Search and Rescue, along with the RCMP, are looking for two missing snowmobilers. (File photo)
Files joined for Armstrong arson suspect

Files joined for Armstrong arson suspect

Colette Leneveu’s file will be before the Supreme Court next March 7

Files joined for Armstrong arson suspect
Corner Gas funny man Brent Butt takes Okanagan stage

Corner Gas funny man Brent Butt takes Okanagan stage

An Evening with Brent Butt is March 20 at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre

Corner Gas funny man Brent Butt takes Okanagan stage
Corner Gas funny man Brent Butt takes Vernon stage

Corner Gas funny man Brent Butt takes Vernon stage

An Evening with Brent Butt is March 20 at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre

Corner Gas funny man Brent Butt takes Vernon stage
More than 30 bands are on hook for the 11th annual Armstrong Metal Fest July 12-13. (Morning Star file photo)

Headbanging lineup announced for 2019 Armstrong Metal Fest

The festival is celebrating its 11th anniversary July 12-13

More than 30 bands are on hook for the 11th annual Armstrong Metal Fest July 12-13. (Morning Star file photo)
Emergency personnel respond to an incident that caused delays in traffic on Alexis Park Drive and 39th Avenue Friday, March 1. (Brieanna Charlebois - Morning Star)

Crash on Vernon’s Alexis Park Drive slows traffic

Bylaw is on the scene to restore regular traffic flow

Emergency personnel respond to an incident that caused delays in traffic on Alexis Park Drive and 39th Avenue Friday, March 1. (Brieanna Charlebois - Morning Star)
Gerran Thorhaug, owner and operator of Browns Socialhouse, received Kalamalka Rotary’s Vocational Award Wednesday, Feb. 28. (Parker Crook - Morning Star)

Vernon’s Browns Socialhouse owner lauded for community support

Gerran Thorhaug is Kalamalka Rotary’s Vocational Award recipient

Gerran Thorhaug, owner and operator of Browns Socialhouse, received Kalamalka Rotary’s Vocational Award Wednesday, Feb. 28. (Parker Crook - Morning Star)
The Sovereign Lake Nordic Club is looking for funding for a new groomer. (Trish Gobeil photo)

Sovereign Lake Nordic Club fundraiser seeks new groomer

A fundraising campaign has been launched for the volunteer-driven club

The Sovereign Lake Nordic Club is looking for funding for a new groomer. (Trish Gobeil photo)
A firefighter walks past a compactor that appeared to have caught fire at the Armstrong Spallumcheen Diversion and Disposal Facility Tuesday. The fire, which was quickly doused, shut down the facility while crews battled the blaze. (Parker Crook - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Armstrong Spallumcheen landfill compactor fire extinguished

The site now called the Armstrong Spallumcheen Diversion and Disposal Facility will reopen Wednesday

A firefighter walks past a compactor that appeared to have caught fire at the Armstrong Spallumcheen Diversion and Disposal Facility Tuesday. The fire, which was quickly doused, shut down the facility while crews battled the blaze. (Parker Crook - Morning Star)
Coldest Night of the Year, the last for the Upper Room Mission, was Feb. 23. (Photo submitted)

Final Coldest Night of the Year for Vernon’s Upper Room Mission a success

Saturday marked the final walk for the Upper Room Mission as it shifts its focus to in house events

Coldest Night of the Year, the last for the Upper Room Mission, was Feb. 23. (Photo submitted)
‘We’re all in this together’: Vernon yoga studio initiative warms those in need

‘We’re all in this together’: Vernon yoga studio initiative warms those in need

Through donations, The Yoga Studio offers free coats to Vernon’s cold

‘We’re all in this together’: Vernon yoga studio initiative warms those in need
No gas in Falkland as lone station closed for renovations

No gas in Falkland as lone station closed for renovations

Falkland’s Petro Canada will remain closed for renovations until March 1

No gas in Falkland as lone station closed for renovations
UPDATE: One dead after crash on Highway 97A near Armstrong

UPDATE: One dead after crash on Highway 97A near Armstrong

Police have confirmed that one person is dead following an accident on Highway 97A Friday

UPDATE: One dead after crash on Highway 97A near Armstrong
Vernon Mission bundles up for Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser

Vernon Mission bundles up for Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser

Coldest Night of the Year walk looks to give a unique perspective on sleeping rough

Vernon Mission bundles up for Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser
Former Vernon fire chief sues City after termination

Former Vernon fire chief sues City after termination

Keith Green’s civil claim says that he believes he was wrongfully terminated

Former Vernon fire chief sues City after termination