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The City of Vernon has announced the recipients of Council Discretionary Grant funding for 2022. (File photo)

Vernon council doles out grants

Eight groups successful in obtaining funds through the Council Discretionary Grant program

The City of Vernon has announced the recipients of Council Discretionary Grant funding for 2022. (File photo)
Students from Armstrong’s Len Wood Middle School and Pleasant Valley Secondary School have more than 50 pieces on display this week for the Diversity Public Art Exhibition, hosted by the Armstrong Pride Society, at the Armstrong Seniors Activity Centre. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

WATCH: Armstrong students exhibit Diversity with pride

More than 50 pieces of art on display for Pride Society’s Diversity – Public Art Exhibition

Students from Armstrong’s Len Wood Middle School and Pleasant Valley Secondary School have more than 50 pieces on display this week for the Diversity Public Art Exhibition, hosted by the Armstrong Pride Society, at the Armstrong Seniors Activity Centre. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
This is part of the concept plan for Port Okanagan, a major development proposed by an Edmonton company for Vernon’s Okanagan Lake on Okanagan Landing Road at Lakeshore Road. (Contributed)

Major Vernon lakeshore development looming

Another hurdle cleared for Port Okanagan on OK Lake, a mix of housing, parkland and commercial

This is part of the concept plan for Port Okanagan, a major development proposed by an Edmonton company for Vernon’s Okanagan Lake on Okanagan Landing Road at Lakeshore Road. (Contributed)
There will be no fireworks show in 2022 to end Vernon Canada Day festivities. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon Canada Day fireworks show fizzles out

Society focusing on family events during the day; no fireworks show at night

There will be no fireworks show in 2022 to end Vernon Canada Day festivities. (Morning Star - file photo)
The City of Vernon has agreed to close the 2900 block of 30th Avenue to vehicle traffic for a second straight year, from June 29 to Sept. 6, to create a pedestrian plaza. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon main street pedestrian plaza approved

The 2900 block of 30th Avenue will be closed again to vehicle traffic from June 29 to Sept. 6

The City of Vernon has agreed to close the 2900 block of 30th Avenue to vehicle traffic for a second straight year, from June 29 to Sept. 6, to create a pedestrian plaza. (Morning Star - file photo)
The Vernon Public Art Gallery will receive funding from the City of Vernon for its Behind The Mask project which will see murals created by Calgary artist Katie Green placed on select city-owned and private business walls. (City of Vernon photo)

City unmasks funds for Vernon gallery project

Behind The Mask, from the Vernon Public Art Gallery, will receive $33,000 from city

The Vernon Public Art Gallery will receive funding from the City of Vernon for its Behind The Mask project which will see murals created by Calgary artist Katie Green placed on select city-owned and private business walls. (City of Vernon photo)
Wally Garrod (from left), wife, Marilyn, and sons Wade and Chad were the honoured family for the return of the North Okanagan IG Wealth Management Walk For Alzheimer’s Sunday, May 29, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

PHOTOS: Good guy Garrod leads way at Vernon Walk For Alzheimer’s

Wally Garrod and family took official first step in event not held for two years due to COVID

Wally Garrod (from left), wife, Marilyn, and sons Wade and Chad were the honoured family for the return of the North Okanagan IG Wealth Management Walk For Alzheimer’s Sunday, May 29, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
Coldstream’s Jacob Brayshaw, 19, has been named to Team Canada that will compete at the 2022 World Para Swimming Championships June 12-18 in Madeira, Portugal. (Contributed)

Coldstream swimmer to make World Para Championships debut

Jacob Brayshaw will compete in one individual event and possibly a pair of relays June 12-18 in Portugal

Coldstream’s Jacob Brayshaw, 19, has been named to Team Canada that will compete at the 2022 World Para Swimming Championships June 12-18 in Madeira, Portugal. (Contributed)
Armstrong Shamrocks teammates Kaleb Davis (6) and Jayden Gulka join the Vernon Tigers duo of Thomas Pain (16) and Brady Kuziw in going for a loose ball during Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League action Saturday, May 28, at Kal Tire Place. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Armstrong, Vernon play to third straight TOJLL tie

JR. Lacrosse: Late goal gives Shamrocks a 9-9 draw against hometown Tigers Saturday, May 28

Armstrong Shamrocks teammates Kaleb Davis (6) and Jayden Gulka join the Vernon Tigers duo of Thomas Pain (16) and Brady Kuziw in going for a loose ball during Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League action Saturday, May 28, at Kal Tire Place. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Rick Dugdale, president and CEO of Enderby Entertainment, has fond memories of bringing the late Ray Liotta to his hometown of Enderby to film the movie Blackway in 2014. (Photobymesh.com)

Enderby movie producer calls Liotta ‘one of a kind’

Rick Dugdale of Enderby Entertainment brought late actor to his hometown in 2014 for movie shoot

Rick Dugdale, president and CEO of Enderby Entertainment, has fond memories of bringing the late Ray Liotta to his hometown of Enderby to film the movie Blackway in 2014. (Photobymesh.com)
Vernon Tigers forward Gord Walls-Good (left) sneaks around the check of Kamloops Rattlers defender Matt Smith with help from teammate Aaron Green during Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League play Friday, May 27, in Vernon. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Kamloops Rattlers slither past Vernon Tigers

Third-period powerplay marker the difference as Kamloops scores 11-10 senior lacrosse league road win

Vernon Tigers forward Gord Walls-Good (left) sneaks around the check of Kamloops Rattlers defender Matt Smith with help from teammate Aaron Green during Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League play Friday, May 27, in Vernon. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
FILE - Ray Liotta, a cast member in the NBC series “Shades of Blue,” poses during the 2018 NBCUniversal Summer Press Day on May 2, 2018, in Universal City, Calif. Liotta, the actor best known for playing mobster Henry Hill in “Goodfellas” and baseball player Shoeless Joe Jackson in “Field of Dreams,” has died. He was 67. A representative for Liotta told The Hollywood Reporter and NBC News that he died in his sleep Wednesday night in the Dominican Republic, where he was filming a new movie. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Enderby extra recalls Liotta chats

Todd Petersen worked on the film Blackway with Liotta, who died May 26. The movie was shot in and around Enderby

FILE - Ray Liotta, a cast member in the NBC series “Shades of Blue,” poses during the 2018 NBCUniversal Summer Press Day on May 2, 2018, in Universal City, Calif. Liotta, the actor best known for playing mobster Henry Hill in “Goodfellas” and baseball player Shoeless Joe Jackson in “Field of Dreams,” has died. He was 67. A representative for Liotta told The Hollywood Reporter and NBC News that he died in his sleep Wednesday night in the Dominican Republic, where he was filming a new movie. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
Attendance records at the 102nd Falkland Stampede were smashed on the May long weekend, as the popular North Okanagan rodeo returned after a two-year COVID break. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

PHOTOS: Falkland Stampede return a huge hit

Record-shattering crowds piled into the Stampede Grounds for three days of professional rodeo action

Attendance records at the 102nd Falkland Stampede were smashed on the May long weekend, as the popular North Okanagan rodeo returned after a two-year COVID break. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Vernon Tigers defender Brad Wolgram (left) and Kelowna Raiders forward Mark Wilson go for a loose ball during the Raiders’ 16-6 Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League win Thursday, May 19, at Kal Tire Place. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Kelowna Raiders crush Vernon Tigers

Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League; Raiders improve to 5-0 with 16-6 romp on the road

Vernon Tigers defender Brad Wolgram (left) and Kelowna Raiders forward Mark Wilson go for a loose ball during the Raiders’ 16-6 Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League win Thursday, May 19, at Kal Tire Place. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Vernon Iron Ghost Construction Tigers captain Jacob Brewer (34) fends off a check from Brandon Matvenko of the Armstrong Shamrocks as the two rivals played to an 11-11 tie in Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League play Wednesday, May 18, at Kal Tire Place. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Armstrong Shamrocks rally late to stun Vernon Tigers

Visiting Irish score five times in game’s final 6 minutes for 11-11 TOJLL draw at Kal Tire Place

Vernon Iron Ghost Construction Tigers captain Jacob Brewer (34) fends off a check from Brandon Matvenko of the Armstrong Shamrocks as the two rivals played to an 11-11 tie in Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League play Wednesday, May 18, at Kal Tire Place. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Grey Canal Trail: Coldstream Valley Estates. (Contributed)

Column: The Okanagan’s Nature Nut: Change is taking place!

Columnist Roseanne Van Ee looks at how we are changing our ways to help the environment

Grey Canal Trail: Coldstream Valley Estates. (Contributed)
The Red Lake Miners from Ontario and the Superior International hockey League, featuring Vernon’s Nic Bolin and Lucas Piekarczyk, will represent the league at the Centennial Cup (formerly RBC Cup) Canadian Junior A Hockey Championship starting Thursday, May 19, in Estevan, Sask. (Red Lake Miners photo)

Vernon duo mine chance for Centennial Cup

Nic Bolin and Lucas Piekarczyk have helped Ontario’s Red Lake Miners to the national Junior A hockey finals

The Red Lake Miners from Ontario and the Superior International hockey League, featuring Vernon’s Nic Bolin and Lucas Piekarczyk, will represent the league at the Centennial Cup (formerly RBC Cup) Canadian Junior A Hockey Championship starting Thursday, May 19, in Estevan, Sask. (Red Lake Miners photo)
Vernon’s downtown Valley Medical Laboratories is making a temporary move from taking appointments to serving walk-in patients, effective June 1. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon downtown lab moving to walk-in traffic only

Temporary change goes into effect June 1 at Valley Medical Laboratories on 30th Avenue

Vernon’s downtown Valley Medical Laboratories is making a temporary move from taking appointments to serving walk-in patients, effective June 1. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
The Vernon Senior Secondary Class of 1971’s 50-year reunion will be held a year later than planned, Friday, Aug. 12, 2022. (Contributed)

Vernon Senior Secondary Class of 71 holding 51-year reunion

Pandemic wiped out 50-year plans in 2021

The Vernon Senior Secondary Class of 1971’s 50-year reunion will be held a year later than planned, Friday, Aug. 12, 2022. (Contributed)
Patrick Vance of Vernon, left, with his late grandmother, Jane, who died at 95 in 2018 from Alzheimer’s Disease. Patrick is the chair of the North Okanagan IG Wealth Management Walk For Alzheimer’s in Vernon Sunday, May 29, at 12 p..m. at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. (Vance family photo)

Personal connection for Vernon Walk For Alzheimer’s chair

Patrick Vance shares how disease took his beloved grandmother; event set for Sunday, May 29, at GVAP

Patrick Vance of Vernon, left, with his late grandmother, Jane, who died at 95 in 2018 from Alzheimer’s Disease. Patrick is the chair of the North Okanagan IG Wealth Management Walk For Alzheimer’s in Vernon Sunday, May 29, at 12 p..m. at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. (Vance family photo)
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