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Armstrong’s Jesse Crowe, shown at the home of golf, St. Andrew’s in Scotland, has been named the Royal York Golf Course’s director of golf operations. (Facebook photo)

Armstrong golf pro soars to home course position

Jesse Crowe becomes director of golf operations at Royal York Golf Course

Armstrong’s Jesse Crowe, shown at the home of golf, St. Andrew’s in Scotland, has been named the Royal York Golf Course’s director of golf operations. (Facebook photo)
Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP and the BX-Swan Lake Fire Department are on scene of a reported quonset fire fully involved in the 900 block of Pottery Road. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Crews douse workshop fire near Vernon

BX-Swan Lake Fire Department battling blaze on property on Pottery Road Wednesday, Feb. 24

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP and the BX-Swan Lake Fire Department are on scene of a reported quonset fire fully involved in the 900 block of Pottery Road. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Carolyn Fletcher, left, and Linda Hovdebo hope to open their new The Roxy Cafe in downtown Vernon as soon as they can. <ins>The pair have taken over the lease of the former Arcadian Kitchen on 31st Street, the same building that housed the historic Roxy Bakery and Delicatessen for many years.</ins> (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Roxy name returning to downtown Vernon with new café

Friends opening up The Roxy Cafe in same building as historic Roxy Bakery and Delicatessen

Carolyn Fletcher, left, and Linda Hovdebo hope to open their new The Roxy Cafe in downtown Vernon as soon as they can. <ins>The pair have taken over the lease of the former Arcadian Kitchen on 31st Street, the same building that housed the historic Roxy Bakery and Delicatessen for many years.</ins> (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Vernon singer Justin J. Moore plays all the parts in his latest song cover, The Eagles’ classic Hotel California. (Photo contributed)

YouTube not a lovely place for Vernon singer’s Hotel California cover

Justin J. Moore’s video has twice been blocked on YouTube by publishing company

Vernon singer Justin J. Moore plays all the parts in his latest song cover, The Eagles’ classic Hotel California. (Photo contributed)
North Okanagan Youth and Family Services Society program coordinator Jodi McGrandle (left) and executive director Dean Francks display the office’s compliment window, complete with cupcake, ahead of Anti Bullying and Pink Shirt Day Wednesday, Feb. 24. The society, known for dishing out compliment cupcakes on Anti-Bullying Day, can’t in 2021 due to COVID but found a way to compliment the community for its ongoing support. All the office’s windows are adorned with compliments. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Family society compliments City of Vernon residents, supporters

NOYFSS decorates windows with compliments for Pink Shirt, Anti-Bullying Day Feb. 24

North Okanagan Youth and Family Services Society program coordinator Jodi McGrandle (left) and executive director Dean Francks display the office’s compliment window, complete with cupcake, ahead of Anti Bullying and Pink Shirt Day Wednesday, Feb. 24. The society, known for dishing out compliment cupcakes on Anti-Bullying Day, can’t in 2021 due to COVID but found a way to compliment the community for its ongoing support. All the office’s windows are adorned with compliments. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Former Vernon Winter Carnival chairperson Deb White (left) thought she was being arrested for not wearing a Carnival pin. Instead, her succeessor as chair, Erik Olesen, right, bestowed upon White the Order of jopo, Carnival’s highest honour. (Wayne Emde photo)

Order of jopo awarded to former Vernon Winter Carnival chairperson

Deb White has been a volunteer and/or board member with Vernon Winter Carnival for 15 years

Former Vernon Winter Carnival chairperson Deb White (left) thought she was being arrested for not wearing a Carnival pin. Instead, her succeessor as chair, Erik Olesen, right, bestowed upon White the Order of jopo, Carnival’s highest honour. (Wayne Emde photo)
Cast members Brian Martin (top row, from left), Vince Walzak, Peter Kaz, Nevada Christensen (middle row, from left), Victor Cumming, Roger Knox and Rebecca Barton (bottom) act out the virtual play Our HOME Town, written by Vernon’s Jason Armstrong, during its three-night run for the Vernon Winter Carnival. (Our HOME Town photo)

Vernon Winter Carnival a virtual hit

Community, businesses support annual event that had to think outside box in 2021

Cast members Brian Martin (top row, from left), Vince Walzak, Peter Kaz, Nevada Christensen (middle row, from left), Victor Cumming, Roger Knox and Rebecca Barton (bottom) act out the virtual play Our HOME Town, written by Vernon’s Jason Armstrong, during its three-night run for the Vernon Winter Carnival. (Our HOME Town photo)
Vernon’s Sam White checks out the gear at a Bass Pro Shop outlet near Tsawwassen on a recent outing from the G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre in Vancouver. White, 19, from Vernon, lost the use of his legs in a snowmobile accident Dec. 29 near Enderby. (Facebook photo)

Spirits high for Vernon man recuperating from accident

Sam White, 19, is learning about life in a wheelchair following serious snowmobile accident Dec. 29

Vernon’s Sam White checks out the gear at a Bass Pro Shop outlet near Tsawwassen on a recent outing from the G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre in Vancouver. White, 19, from Vernon, lost the use of his legs in a snowmobile accident Dec. 29 near Enderby. (Facebook photo)
Lumby Days’ organizers have announced the 2021 event has been cancelled due to COVID-19. (Morning Star - file photo)

COVID claims Lumby Days for second straight year

Organizers hoping to be back with 65th annual event in 2022

Lumby Days’ organizers have announced the 2021 event has been cancelled due to COVID-19. (Morning Star - file photo)
Vernon’s Shawnee Harle is a two-time Olympian as an assistant coach with Canada’s women’s basketball team, and former head coach of the University of Calgary Dinos women’s hoops squad. She has created her own website to help athletes, parents, coaches and businesses deal with mental toughness. (shawneeharle.com photo)

Two-time Okanagan Olympian passes along mental toughness tips

Vernon’s Shawnee Harle is Canada’s highest certified basketball coach

Vernon’s Shawnee Harle is a two-time Olympian as an assistant coach with Canada’s women’s basketball team, and former head coach of the University of Calgary Dinos women’s hoops squad. She has created her own website to help athletes, parents, coaches and businesses deal with mental toughness. (shawneeharle.com photo)
The Weather Network meteorologist Jaclyn Whittal, a new resident to Vernon, is part of a show called Storm Hunters on the network. She has been with TWN for nine years. (Jaclyn Whittal photo)

Weather Network meteorologist chases stories from Vernon home

Jaclyn Whittal, co-host of network’s Storm Hunters, moved to North Okanagan in 2020 with husband

The Weather Network meteorologist Jaclyn Whittal, a new resident to Vernon, is part of a show called Storm Hunters on the network. She has been with TWN for nine years. (Jaclyn Whittal photo)
Former Fulton Secondary School teacher and football coach, and former Canadian Football League offensive lineman Roger Scales had some CFL memorabilia sent to him to autograph, courtesy of a dermatologist in Utah. Scales, who spent 10 seasons in the CFL with the Toronto Argonauts and Edmonton Eskimos, played college ball at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. (David Myers photo)

Vernon football player’s card pops up in Utah dermatologist’s hands

Roger Scales’ 1970s Toronto Argonauts card now hangs signed by the player in David Myers’ office

Former Fulton Secondary School teacher and football coach, and former Canadian Football League offensive lineman Roger Scales had some CFL memorabilia sent to him to autograph, courtesy of a dermatologist in Utah. Scales, who spent 10 seasons in the CFL with the Toronto Argonauts and Edmonton Eskimos, played college ball at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. (David Myers photo)
BX Swan Lake Community Association president Paul Jeffry Williamson is thrilled Regional District of North Okanagan electoral areas B and C purchased a large parcel of the BX Ranchlands to keep for agricultural and educational purposes. (Photo submitted)

Vernon group thrilled with BX Ranchlands purchase

BX Swan Lake Community Association happy with parcel bought by RDNO electoral areas B and C

BX Swan Lake Community Association president Paul Jeffry Williamson is thrilled Regional District of North Okanagan electoral areas B and C purchased a large parcel of the BX Ranchlands to keep for agricultural and educational purposes. (Photo submitted)
Vandals are believed to be behind the damage to two of the nine ice structures in Vernon’s Polson Park, erected for the Vernon Winter Carnival’s main attraction, the Drive-Thru Ice Park. The apparent vandalism took place Saturday night, Feb. 6, around 11:30 p.m. (Vernon Winter Canrival photo)

Vernon Winter Carnival ice park suffers damage

Two of nine structures believed to have been pushed over by vandals Saturday evening

Vandals are believed to be behind the damage to two of the nine ice structures in Vernon’s Polson Park, erected for the Vernon Winter Carnival’s main attraction, the Drive-Thru Ice Park. The apparent vandalism took place Saturday night, Feb. 6, around 11:30 p.m. (Vernon Winter Canrival photo)
Vernon’s Oliver Stankiewicz, centre, with his parents David and Laura. Stankiewicz has created a virtual running/walking event in memory of his mom, Laura, who passed away from cancer in August 2020. The Move4Mom Run goes Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9, with Stankiewicz running 100 kilometres in 24 hours. All proceeds from the event will go the McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre and Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation. (Stankiewicz family photo)

Vernon man on the move in memory of mom

Oliver Stankiewicz creates virtual fundraising run/walk Move4Mom to be held Mother’s Day

Vernon’s Oliver Stankiewicz, centre, with his parents David and Laura. Stankiewicz has created a virtual running/walking event in memory of his mom, Laura, who passed away from cancer in August 2020. The Move4Mom Run goes Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9, with Stankiewicz running 100 kilometres in 24 hours. All proceeds from the event will go the McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre and Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation. (Stankiewicz family photo)
A group of women wear masks to help guard them against the Spanish flu. (Photo courtesy of Queensland State Archives, Australia)

Thirty lives lost in Vernon during Spanish Flu outbreak a century ago

Vernon’s population prior to First World War was 3,000; flu hit all ages

A group of women wear masks to help guard them against the Spanish flu. (Photo courtesy of Queensland State Archives, Australia)
Vernon senior Rosalie Worbets (with hat) and great-grandchildren Graydon, centre, and Halle, enjoy a rickshaw ride along the Kalamalka Lake portion of the Okanagan Rail Trail. Worbets, who, at 95, donated her age in metres to the rail trail initiative and challenged other seniors to do likewise, turns 100 Friday, Feb. 5. (Worbets family photo)

Okanagan Rail Trail fan hopes to walk trail at age 100

Vernon’s Rosalie Worbets becomes a centenarian Friday, Feb. 5

Vernon senior Rosalie Worbets (with hat) and great-grandchildren Graydon, centre, and Halle, enjoy a rickshaw ride along the Kalamalka Lake portion of the Okanagan Rail Trail. Worbets, who, at 95, donated her age in metres to the rail trail initiative and challenged other seniors to do likewise, turns 100 Friday, Feb. 5. (Worbets family photo)
Armstrong’s Miriam Hoekstra (centre), formerly of Lumby, is a mother of three kids in dire need of new kidneys. Both of hers are working at less than 10 per cent. She is hoping for a live donor. (File photo)

Armstrong woman seeking kidney donor

Miriam Hoekstra, 37, mom of three, formerly of Lumby, is in dire need of a transplant

Armstrong’s Miriam Hoekstra (centre), formerly of Lumby, is a mother of three kids in dire need of new kidneys. Both of hers are working at less than 10 per cent. She is hoping for a live donor. (File photo)
Vernon’s Barb and Denis Murdoch, pictured at Lake Louise in 1987, will be inducted into the builder 
category of the B.C. Volleyball Hall of Fame, Class of 2021, on Feb. 15. (Murdoch family photo)

Vernon volleyball couple earn Hall of Fame call

Denis and Barb Murdoch will be inducted into B.C. Volleyball Hall of Fame in builder category

Vernon’s Barb and Denis Murdoch, pictured at Lake Louise in 1987, will be inducted into the builder 
category of the B.C. Volleyball Hall of Fame, Class of 2021, on Feb. 15. (Murdoch family photo)
A proposed development would see two four-storey apartment buildings erected on Adair Street in Armstrong, next to the Nor-Val Sports Centre. Council voted 6-1 Monday, Jan. 25, in favour of rezoning the property. (Google Maps)

Armstrong paves way for potential affordable housing project

Council votes 6-1 to rezone an Adair Street city-owned property despite opposition

A proposed development would see two four-storey apartment buildings erected on Adair Street in Armstrong, next to the Nor-Val Sports Centre. Council voted 6-1 Monday, Jan. 25, in favour of rezoning the property. (Google Maps)