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Vernon’s Austin Armanini will play next week at the Canadian Junior Boys Golf Championships in Quebec. (Black Press - file photo)

Vernon golfer excited for Canadian championships

Austin Armanini among a trio of North Okanagan golfers set to tee it up at Canadian Junior Boys finals in Quebec

Vernon’s Austin Armanini will play next week at the Canadian Junior Boys Golf Championships in Quebec. (Black Press - file photo)
Coldstream’s Stacy Roest, the assistant general manager of the two-time, back-to-back NHL champion Tampa Bay Lightning, got to a spend a day with the Stanley Cup Wednesday, Aug. 3, as per the usual tradition with the championship trophy. He started the day with a private function at Training House in Kal Tire Place North. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

VIDEO: Stanley Cup makes Vernon appearance

Cup brought to private function by Tampa Bay Lightning assistant GM Stacy Roest of Coldstream

Coldstream’s Stacy Roest, the assistant general manager of the two-time, back-to-back NHL champion Tampa Bay Lightning, got to a spend a day with the Stanley Cup Wednesday, Aug. 3, as per the usual tradition with the championship trophy. He started the day with a private function at Training House in Kal Tire Place North. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Vernon’s Ken Schultz inside his labour of love, the Canadian Wildlife Museum, located on his property at the north end of Pleasant Valley Road. Schultz is a master taxidermist who has created hundreds of scenes inside the facility which is open to the public, a vision that took Schultz nearly three decades to complete. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

VIDEO: Vernon man turns lifelong dream into museum

Ken Schultz, taxidermist, opened the Canadian Wildlife Museum on Pleasant Valley Road in Vernon in June

Vernon’s Ken Schultz inside his labour of love, the Canadian Wildlife Museum, located on his property at the north end of Pleasant Valley Road. Schultz is a master taxidermist who has created hundreds of scenes inside the facility which is open to the public, a vision that took Schultz nearly three decades to complete. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Embers from a vehicle fire on Kalamalka Lakeview Drive are believed responsible for a brush fire on the east side of Highway 97 just south of the Kal Lake Lookout. (Roger Knox-Vernon Morning Star)

UPDATE: Vehicle fire ignites brush blaze along Highway 97 south of Vernon

Vernon Fire Rescue Services and BC Wildfire Service responding.

Embers from a vehicle fire on Kalamalka Lakeview Drive are believed responsible for a brush fire on the east side of Highway 97 just south of the Kal Lake Lookout. (Roger Knox-Vernon Morning Star)
Vernon’s Oliver Stankiewicz (left) presents a cheque for $30,028 to Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation director Kate McBrearty (right), and representatives of the hospital’s McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre Stacy Nelson (from left), Kristen Megyesi and Dr. Ed Hardy. Stankiewicz raised the money and ran 101 kilometres in memory of his mom, who died of uterine cancer in 2020. (Contributed)

Vernon ‘son’ run raises $30,000 for cancer centre in memory of mom

Oliver Stankiewicz ran 101 kilometres on the Okanagan Rail Trail to raise funds for cancer clinic in honour of mom who died of the disease

Vernon’s Oliver Stankiewicz (left) presents a cheque for $30,028 to Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation director Kate McBrearty (right), and representatives of the hospital’s McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre Stacy Nelson (from left), Kristen Megyesi and Dr. Ed Hardy. Stankiewicz raised the money and ran 101 kilometres in memory of his mom, who died of uterine cancer in 2020. (Contributed)
Canada’s Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe, right, a former Kalamalka Lakers star, had four points and two offensive rebounds in 16 minutes of floor time Wednesday, July 28, helping Canada to a 74-53 win over South Korea during a women’s basketball preliminary round Group A game at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Saitama, Japan. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Former Kalamalka Lakers standout helps lift Canada into win column at Tokyo Olympics

Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe scores four points as Canada romps past South Korea 74-53 in women’s basketball

Canada’s Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe, right, a former Kalamalka Lakers star, had four points and two offensive rebounds in 16 minutes of floor time Wednesday, July 28, helping Canada to a 74-53 win over South Korea during a women’s basketball preliminary round Group A game at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Saitama, Japan. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Laurie Reeves (seated) is all smiles, as is Jim Reed (rear) who donated his late mother’s electric wheelchair to Reeves following a chance meeting outside Reed’s BX area home. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Meeting leads to donation of wheelchair for Vernon men

Jim Reed found Laurie Reeves checking out an electric wheelchair outside his home, then donated it to the longtime Vernon resident

Laurie Reeves (seated) is all smiles, as is Jim Reed (rear) who donated his late mother’s electric wheelchair to Reeves following a chance meeting outside Reed’s BX area home. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Vernon’s Elisabeth (Betty) Pattermann celebrated her 100th birthday Saturday, July 24, with a tea and dinner with family. (Contributed)

Family, gift from Queen part of Vernon woman’s 100th birthday

Elisabeth (Betty) Pattermann enjoyed tea, dinner with family, framed photo with message from Queen Elizabeth II

Vernon’s Elisabeth (Betty) Pattermann celebrated her 100th birthday Saturday, July 24, with a tea and dinner with family. (Contributed)
More than 350 people attended a community meeting in Sicamous in person or via online Sunday, July 25, for an update on the Two Mile wildfire. (Black Press file photo)

Sicamous community meeting draws large crowd for fire update

Crowd gets information, then gives emergency personnel applause at Two Mile community meeting

More than 350 people attended a community meeting in Sicamous in person or via online Sunday, July 25, for an update on the Two Mile wildfire. (Black Press file photo)
WorkBC Vernon is offering how they can support job seekers and employers, at a time of great shifts in the labour market, and why it’s best to look at the resources available sooner than later. (Black Press file photo)

Resources, support available for Vernon job seekers, employers

WorkBC Vernon says it can help, and that it’s best to access resources sooner than later

WorkBC Vernon is offering how they can support job seekers and employers, at a time of great shifts in the labour market, and why it’s best to look at the resources available sooner than later. (Black Press file photo)
Bryce Barker from the Vernon Golf and Country Club won the pro division at the Vancouver Golf Tour’s Meadow Gardens Open, presented by Lordco Auto Parts, in Pitt Meadows July 17-18. (VGT photo)

First career pro victory for Vernon golfer

Bryce Barker of Vernon Golf and Country Club shoots 10-under-par to win Vancouver Golf Tour event in Pitt Meadows

Bryce Barker from the Vernon Golf and Country Club won the pro division at the Vancouver Golf Tour’s Meadow Gardens Open, presented by Lordco Auto Parts, in Pitt Meadows July 17-18. (VGT photo)
Vernon businesswoman Blanca Crane is looking for help in her salon – Blanca’s Hairstyling – as she recuperates from a kidney transplant. Crane is also looking forward to resuming trips to a Mexican orphanage with donations of cash and supplies from North Okanagan residents. 
(Roger Knox - Morning Star)

New kidney renews Vernon woman’s plans for Mexican orphanage

Dialysis, COVID prevented Blanca Crane from raising funds in 2020 for orphanage near Puerto Vallarta

Vernon businesswoman Blanca Crane is looking for help in her salon – Blanca’s Hairstyling – as she recuperates from a kidney transplant. Crane is also looking forward to resuming trips to a Mexican orphanage with donations of cash and supplies from North Okanagan residents. 
(Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Vernon’s Kal Tire Place North played host to the Power Edge Pro (PEP) Hockey Camp July 13-16. The camp, normally held in Kelowna, was moved to Vernon due to some maintenance work being done, and featured some of the elite players born in 2002 to 2007 in Western Canada. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

VIDEO: Vernon hosts elite Western Canadian hockey players

Toronto-based Power Edge Pro Hockey moves camp from Kelowna to Vernon

Vernon’s Kal Tire Place North played host to the Power Edge Pro (PEP) Hockey Camp July 13-16. The camp, normally held in Kelowna, was moved to Vernon due to some maintenance work being done, and featured some of the elite players born in 2002 to 2007 in Western Canada. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
A Vernon golfer recorded a rare albatross (scoring a 2 on a par-5 hole) at Vernon’s The Rise Golf Course’s 12th hole Sunday, July 19. (therisegolf.ca photo)

Vernon golfer scores rare albatross

Dave Desnoyer sinks a deuce from 175 yards on par-5 425-yard 12th hole at The Rise

A Vernon golfer recorded a rare albatross (scoring a 2 on a par-5 hole) at Vernon’s The Rise Golf Course’s 12th hole Sunday, July 19. (therisegolf.ca photo)
Vernon’s Ryan Vest finished in a three-way tie for 11th place at the 119th B.C. Men’s Amateur Golf Championship held last week in Campbell River. (Black Press - file photo)

Vernon golfer cracks top dozen at B.C. Men’s Amateur Golf Championship

Ryan Vest finishes tied for 11th place, 10 shots behind the winner; Lake Country’s Brandon Frechette makes 36-hole cut

Vernon’s Ryan Vest finished in a three-way tie for 11th place at the 119th B.C. Men’s Amateur Golf Championship held last week in Campbell River. (Black Press - file photo)
Vernon Jackals back Travis Beck runs into a wall of Penticton Harlequins tacklers during the 2019 Okanagan Rugby League final in Vernon. The four-time champion Jackals, Harlequins and Salmon Arm Yeti begin the three-team ORU Saturday after a year’s absence. (Black Press file photo)

Okanagan Rugby Union returns to pitch

Vernon, Salmon Arm and Penticton will battle for spot in provincial finals in September

Vernon Jackals back Travis Beck runs into a wall of Penticton Harlequins tacklers during the 2019 Okanagan Rugby League final in Vernon. The four-time champion Jackals, Harlequins and Salmon Arm Yeti begin the three-team ORU Saturday after a year’s absence. (Black Press file photo)
One person was sent by air ambulance to hospital following a two-vehicle collision on Highway 97 north of Vernon Saturday afternoon, July 17. (Contributed)

One person taken by air ambulance to hospital after crash north of Vernon

Incident between two vehicles happed north of the weigh scales Saturday, July 17

One person was sent by air ambulance to hospital following a two-vehicle collision on Highway 97 north of Vernon Saturday afternoon, July 17. (Contributed)
A helicopter buckets water from Swan Lake Monday afternoon, July 12, as it attacks a fire in the hills above Greenhow Road in Spallumcheen.
 (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Spallumcheen wildfire hits close to home for mayor

For Spallumcheen Mayor Christine Fraser, a wildfire that started above Greenhow Road…

A helicopter buckets water from Swan Lake Monday afternoon, July 12, as it attacks a fire in the hills above Greenhow Road in Spallumcheen.
 (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
A rainbow crosswalk similar to this one in Revelstoke has moved another step closer in Armstrong after council voted unanimously to have staff work with couple who requested a pride crosswalk be installed. (File photo)

Rainbow crosswalk for Armstrong moves closer

Council unanimously asks staff to work on logistics, budget with couple who requested walk

A rainbow crosswalk similar to this one in Revelstoke has moved another step closer in Armstrong after council voted unanimously to have staff work with couple who requested a pride crosswalk be installed. (File photo)
The province is streamlining the approval process to add small secondary homes for farmers and Agricultural Land Reserve landowners, which is great news for the Township of Spallumcheen. (Black Press - file photo)

Spallumcheen elated with changes to secondary farm residences

New regulations will allow ALR property owners increased housing flexibility

The province is streamlining the approval process to add small secondary homes for farmers and Agricultural Land Reserve landowners, which is great news for the Township of Spallumcheen. (Black Press - file photo)