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Lumby and District Fire Department extinguished a blaze that destroyed a barn in the 1100 block of Mabel Lake Road early Sunday, June 19. (Morning Star - file photo)

Lumby barn gutted by fire

Barn on Mabel Lake Road was housing some equipment; went up in flames at around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, June 19

Lumby and District Fire Department extinguished a blaze that destroyed a barn in the 1100 block of Mabel Lake Road early Sunday, June 19. (Morning Star - file photo)
Longtime Vernon curler, coach, instructor, official Sharon Morrison (left) is presented with the Tim Hortons North Okanagan Athletic Awards’ Leadership in Sports honour Friday, June 17, in a ceremony at Vernon’s Spirit Square by awards committee director Ann Holmes. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

WATCH: North Okanagan sports excellence honoured

Tim Hortons Athletic Awards go to Ina Forrest, Sharon Morrison, Seaton senior girls volleyball team

Longtime Vernon curler, coach, instructor, official Sharon Morrison (left) is presented with the Tim Hortons North Okanagan Athletic Awards’ Leadership in Sports honour Friday, June 17, in a ceremony at Vernon’s Spirit Square by awards committee director Ann Holmes. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Armstrong Shamrocks legendary player/coach Lance McGregor will be inducted into the Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame Friday, June 24, at the current Shamrocks’ Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League home game against the Kamloops Rattlers. (Justin Bongers Photography)

Armstrong lacrosse legend nets Hall of Fame call

Lance McGregor to be inducted into Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame at Shamrocks home game June 24

Armstrong Shamrocks legendary player/coach Lance McGregor will be inducted into the Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame Friday, June 24, at the current Shamrocks’ Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League home game against the Kamloops Rattlers. (Justin Bongers Photography)
Vernon BMX Club member Jennifer Bitz (right) competes at a provincial championship series race indoors in Chilliwack in May. Bitz will compete on her home track Sunday, June 19, 10:30 a.m., as Vernon hosts a provincial series event. (Lee Cejalvo Photography)

Vernon BMX racer chomping at Bitz to compete at home

Jennifer Bitz and Vernon BMX Club teammates host Provincial Championship Series race Sunday, June 19

Vernon BMX Club member Jennifer Bitz (right) competes at a provincial championship series race indoors in Chilliwack in May. Bitz will compete on her home track Sunday, June 19, 10:30 a.m., as Vernon hosts a provincial series event. (Lee Cejalvo Photography)
The UBC Thunderbirds (white) will play the Calgary Dinos (red) in the first Canadian U-Sports football game to be held in the North Okanagan. The Kalamalka Bowl, as the pre-season game is being billed, will be played Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 7 p.m. at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. (Rich Lam - UBC Athletics)

Vernon to host Canadian university football exhibition game

UBC Thunderbirds will play the Calgary Dinos Wednesday, Aug. 24, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park

The UBC Thunderbirds (white) will play the Calgary Dinos (red) in the first Canadian U-Sports football game to be held in the North Okanagan. The Kalamalka Bowl, as the pre-season game is being billed, will be played Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 7 p.m. at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. (Rich Lam - UBC Athletics)
Sheila Stainton (second from left) and some of her I Ride For You teammates pictured at the Ride Don’t Hide Vernon event for Canadian Mental Health Sunday, June 12, at Creekside Park in Coldstream. (Contributed)

North Okanagan teams not hiding when it comes to fundraising

Two teams sit first, third in Canada for Ride Don’t Hide cycling fundraiser for Canadian Mental Health

Sheila Stainton (second from left) and some of her I Ride For You teammates pictured at the Ride Don’t Hide Vernon event for Canadian Mental Health Sunday, June 12, at Creekside Park in Coldstream. (Contributed)
Vernon Iron Ghost Construction Tigers captain Jacob Brewer (left) has the ball dislodged from his stick by Robbie Paialunga of the Kelowna Kodiaks in Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League play Tuesday, June 14, at Kal Tire Place in Vernon. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

Second-half surge lifts Kelowna Kodiaks past Vernon Tigers

Visitors outscore home team 12-3 over game’s final 28 minutes for 15-9 TOJLL victory

Vernon Iron Ghost Construction Tigers captain Jacob Brewer (left) has the ball dislodged from his stick by Robbie Paialunga of the Kelowna Kodiaks in Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League play Tuesday, June 14, at Kal Tire Place in Vernon. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
An emergency management committee from Predator Ridge has asked the City of Vernon for its blessing to install an emergency siren at the resort to alert residents and visitors to the imminent danger of wildfires. (Photo submitted)

Emergency siren sought at Vernon’s Predator Ridge

Loud signal would alert residents and guests to evacuation orders

An emergency management committee from Predator Ridge has asked the City of Vernon for its blessing to install an emergency siren at the resort to alert residents and visitors to the imminent danger of wildfires. (Photo submitted)
Legendary Canadian rock group The Stampeders (Rich Dodson, from left, Kim Berly, and Ronnie King) play Vernon and Kelowna, Monday and Tuesday, June 20 and 21, respectively. (Contributed)

Canadian rock icons play Okanagan

The Stampeders will play Vernon Monday, June 20 and Kelowna Tuesday, June 21

Legendary Canadian rock group The Stampeders (Rich Dodson, from left, Kim Berly, and Ronnie King) play Vernon and Kelowna, Monday and Tuesday, June 20 and 21, respectively. (Contributed)
Vernon council has voted to send a proposed photographic mural project for city- and privately-owned buildings back to the Vernon Public Art Galley for them to conduct public consultation. (Katie Green photo)

Vernon council sends mask project back to art gallery

Public outcry to proposed murals prompts council to revisit motion passed in May supporting project

Vernon council has voted to send a proposed photographic mural project for city- and privately-owned buildings back to the Vernon Public Art Galley for them to conduct public consultation. (Katie Green photo)
Canadian women’s soccer team Olympic gold medalist Stephanie Labbé stopped in Vernon at Marshall Field Monday, June 6, to conduct a camp with players from the Thompson Okanagan Football Club (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Canada keeper kicks up soccer skills in Vernon

Olympic gold medalist Stephanie Labbé conducts camp, shares stories and medals, with TOFC players

Canadian women’s soccer team Olympic gold medalist Stephanie Labbé stopped in Vernon at Marshall Field Monday, June 6, to conduct a camp with players from the Thompson Okanagan Football Club (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
The Vernon Vipers will play the Prince George Spruce Kings four times in their first nine games of the 2022-23 B.C. Hockey League season. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)

Vernon Vipers release 2022-23 BCHL schedule

Snakes open Sept. 23, playing seven of their first nine games against Prince George and Salmon Arm

The Vernon Vipers will play the Prince George Spruce Kings four times in their first nine games of the 2022-23 B.C. Hockey League season. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)
Trevor Gill sits behind the wheel of his 1953 Chev Belair two-door hardtop which will be on display as Gill’s Vintage Car Club of Canada North Okanagan chapter’s Father’s Day Car Show returns Sunday, June 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Village Green Centre. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vintage car show drives back to Vernon mall

Vintage Car Club of Canada North Okanagan chapter’s Father’s Day Car Show

Trevor Gill sits behind the wheel of his 1953 Chev Belair two-door hardtop which will be on display as Gill’s Vintage Car Club of Canada North Okanagan chapter’s Father’s Day Car Show returns Sunday, June 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Village Green Centre. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Larry Brewster was a 25-year employee of Vernon Esso/Tim Hortons Express on 32nd Street who never missed a day of work. He died at age 78 in a Vernon care home, and his friends are trying to raise funds for an appropriate tribute. (Contributed)

Vernon gas jockey never missed a day

Larry Brewster worked a quarter-century at Vernon Esso without missing a day of work

Larry Brewster was a 25-year employee of Vernon Esso/Tim Hortons Express on 32nd Street who never missed a day of work. He died at age 78 in a Vernon care home, and his friends are trying to raise funds for an appropriate tribute. (Contributed)
Vernon’s Lillian Marchand (right) had the same reaction Saturday, June 4, in Long Beach, Cal. as this picture from competition in 2018, after she won two gold medals at the 2022 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJFF Championships. (File photo)

Vernon fighter wins double gold at World event

Lillian Marchand won two events at the 2022 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJFF Championships in California

Vernon’s Lillian Marchand (right) had the same reaction Saturday, June 4, in Long Beach, Cal. as this picture from competition in 2018, after she won two gold medals at the 2022 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJFF Championships. (File photo)
South Okanagan Flames forward Keegan Allen (19) watches his over-the-shoulder shot surprise Vernon Tigers netminder Derek Pereboom in Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League action Saturday, June 4, at Kal Tire Place in Vernon. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

South Okanagan Flames extinguish Vernon Tigers

Visiting Flames roll to 16-7 Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League win in Vernon Saturday, June 4

South Okanagan Flames forward Keegan Allen (19) watches his over-the-shoulder shot surprise Vernon Tigers netminder Derek Pereboom in Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League action Saturday, June 4, at Kal Tire Place in Vernon. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
A benefit concert and dance, featuring a number of country music acts donating their time and talent, will be held at Armstrong’s Hassen Memorial Arena Saturday, June 25, to help Armstrong amputee Chelaine McInroy purchase a new prosthetic. (Morning Star - file photo)

Community rallies around Armstrong woman following second amputation

Life, Limb and Lyrics is a fundraising concert and dance for local amputee Chelaine McInroy, 28,

A benefit concert and dance, featuring a number of country music acts donating their time and talent, will be held at Armstrong’s Hassen Memorial Arena Saturday, June 25, to help Armstrong amputee Chelaine McInroy purchase a new prosthetic. (Morning Star - file photo)
Developing a community garden has earned a Vernon townhouse complex a Sustainability Grant from the City of Vernon. (Debbie Hartwig – file photo)

Vernon awards sustainability

Two groups, individual the successful applicants for City of Vernon sustainability grants

Developing a community garden has earned a Vernon townhouse complex a Sustainability Grant from the City of Vernon. (Debbie Hartwig – file photo)
Vernon Tigers netminder Stu Ford makes a save in-close on Armstrong’s Kyle Versteeg during the Shamrocks’ 17-4 romp over the home team in Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League action Thursday, June 2, at Kal Tire Place. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

PHOTOS: Armstrong Shamrocks tame Vernon Tigers

Irish roll to 17-4 win over arch-rivals in Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League play in Vernon

Vernon Tigers netminder Stu Ford makes a save in-close on Armstrong’s Kyle Versteeg during the Shamrocks’ 17-4 romp over the home team in Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League action Thursday, June 2, at Kal Tire Place. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
It’s the oldest lacrosse rivalry in the Okanagan and it gets renewed tonight (Thursday), June 2, as the Vernon Tigers (blue) host the Armstrong Shamrocks in Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League play. Game time is 7:30 p.m. at Kal Tire Place. (Morning Star - File photo)

North Okanagan lacrosse rivarly renewed as Vernon hosts Armstrong

Tigers host arch-rivals Shamrocks in final Thompson Okanagan Senior League regular-season home game

It’s the oldest lacrosse rivalry in the Okanagan and it gets renewed tonight (Thursday), June 2, as the Vernon Tigers (blue) host the Armstrong Shamrocks in Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League play. Game time is 7:30 p.m. at Kal Tire Place. (Morning Star - File photo)
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