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Vernon’s Davison Orchards will be a stop on Season 8 of the Amazing Race Canada, where contestants have to make mini apple pies. (Facebook photo)

Vernon attraction featured on Amazing Race Canada

Contestants have to bake mini apple pies at Davison Orchards; show to be aired in July

Vernon’s Davison Orchards will be a stop on Season 8 of the Amazing Race Canada, where contestants have to make mini apple pies. (Facebook photo)
Penticton’s Wildstone Construction Group is among four Okanagan companies named among Canada’s Best Managed by Deloitte. (wildstone.com photo)

Four Okanagan companies named among Canada’s Best Managed

Two from Vernon, one each from Penticton and West Kelowna named to Deloitte’s Best Managed companies list

Penticton’s Wildstone Construction Group is among four Okanagan companies named among Canada’s Best Managed by Deloitte. (wildstone.com photo)
Work is nearly complete on the new Civic Memorial Park on 37th Avenue, site of the former Vernon Civic Arena. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

New Vernon park nears completion

Civic Memorial Park is going up on the site of the old Vernon Civic Arena

Work is nearly complete on the new Civic Memorial Park on 37th Avenue, site of the former Vernon Civic Arena. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Coldstream’s Simon Dufresne, 20, is a member of Junior Culinary Team Canada that will compete at an international event in Europe in November. To help get there, the team is hosting a fundraiser with three-course meal and hors d’oeuvres on Monday, May 30, at 50th Parallel Winery in Lake Country, where Dufresne works as chef de partie. (Contributed)

Coldstream chef to test chops against world’s best

Simon Dufresne is member of Junior Culinary Team Canada that will compete at international event in Europe

Coldstream’s Simon Dufresne, 20, is a member of Junior Culinary Team Canada that will compete at an international event in Europe in November. To help get there, the team is hosting a fundraiser with three-course meal and hors d’oeuvres on Monday, May 30, at 50th Parallel Winery in Lake Country, where Dufresne works as chef de partie. (Contributed)
The City of Vernon has released plans for a revamped Peanut Pool at Lakeview Park. The new design will incorporate the peanut into the plans. Demolition of the existing pool will begin in late June. (City of Vernon photo)

Iconic peanut part of revamped Vernon pool plan

New pool at Lakeview Park would be C-shaped but original peanut look will be included in plan

The City of Vernon has released plans for a revamped Peanut Pool at Lakeview Park. The new design will incorporate the peanut into the plans. Demolition of the existing pool will begin in late June. (City of Vernon photo)
The Vernon Tigers are slated to play their Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League home opener Sunday afternoon, May 8, againt the expansion Princeton Rangers at Kal Tire Place. Game time is 3 p.m. (Black Press - file photo)

Vernon senior Tigers set for home opener Sunday

Tigers slated to host expansion Princeton Rangers, 3 p.m., Kal Tire Place

The Vernon Tigers are slated to play their Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League home opener Sunday afternoon, May 8, againt the expansion Princeton Rangers at Kal Tire Place. Game time is 3 p.m. (Black Press - file photo)
Vernon’s Oliver Stankiewicz completes his 48th kilometre in his second Move4Mom endurance run Sunday, May 8, at Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park. Stankiewicz planned to run more than 100 kilometres while raising funds for the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

VIDEO: Vernon man’s endurance fundraiser moving along nicely

Oliver Stankiewicz had completed 48 kilometres of planned 100 km (or more) by 9 a.m. Sunday, raising $$ for VJHF

Vernon’s Oliver Stankiewicz completes his 48th kilometre in his second Move4Mom endurance run Sunday, May 8, at Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park. Stankiewicz planned to run more than 100 kilometres while raising funds for the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
The Vernon Iron Ghost Construction Tigers (white jerseys) were slated to play the South Okanagan Flames in their Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League home opener Saturday, May 7, at Kal Tire Place. The Flames, though, did not have enough players for the game and forfeited the contest, 1-0. (Black Press file photo)

Vernon Tigers score forfeit junior lacrosse win over South Okanagan

Flames cite lack of players for Thompson Okanagan Junior League tilt; Vernon wins 1-0

The Vernon Iron Ghost Construction Tigers (white jerseys) were slated to play the South Okanagan Flames in their Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League home opener Saturday, May 7, at Kal Tire Place. The Flames, though, did not have enough players for the game and forfeited the contest, 1-0. (Black Press file photo)
Former Montreal Canadiens legend Guy Laflaur appeared in a charity hockey game for the NHL Oldtimers at the old Vernon Civic Arena in 1997. (Morning Star - file photo)

Former Vernon mayor fondly remembers Lafleur card

Wayne McGrath still has Christmas card sent by late Montreal Canadiens legend nearly 25 years ago

Former Montreal Canadiens legend Guy Laflaur appeared in a charity hockey game for the NHL Oldtimers at the old Vernon Civic Arena in 1997. (Morning Star - file photo)
Jack Jamieson (left) and Jessie Ann Gamble celebrate the release of their book Celebrating the City of Armstrong 1913-2013 at the Armstrong Spallumcheen Museum and Art Gallery in 2013. Jamieson, longtime editor and publisher of the Armstrong Advertiser and Enderby Commoner newspapers, died April 20 at age 84. (Morning Star - file photo)

‘Ink in his veins;’ friend remembers longtime Armstrong newspaper owner

Jack Jamieson, longtime publisher-editor of Armstrong and Enderby papers, dies at 84

Jack Jamieson (left) and Jessie Ann Gamble celebrate the release of their book Celebrating the City of Armstrong 1913-2013 at the Armstrong Spallumcheen Museum and Art Gallery in 2013. Jamieson, longtime editor and publisher of the Armstrong Advertiser and Enderby Commoner newspapers, died April 20 at age 84. (Morning Star - file photo)
The City of Vernon is looking at more parking options for Paddlewheel Park on Okanagan Lake. (Morning Star - file photo)

More parking options ‘paramount’ for popular Vernon boat launch

City trying to create more parking at and for Paddlewheel Park but staffing issues have stalled the plan

The City of Vernon is looking at more parking options for Paddlewheel Park on Okanagan Lake. (Morning Star - file photo)
A conceptual design of Vernon's Active Living Centre, which will go to a referendum Oct. 15, 2022. (Rendering)

Vernon Kin Race Track plan heads to public

Feedback to be provided before final approval sought; mayor unhappy with Active Living Centre access

A conceptual design of Vernon's Active Living Centre, which will go to a referendum Oct. 15, 2022. (Rendering)
The Vernon Tigers (blue/orange) fell 17-9 to the Rattlers in Kamloops to begin the Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League’s regular season Friday, April 22. (Morning Star - file photo)

Rattlers lower boom on Vernon Tigers

Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League begins 2022 season with Kamloops beating Vernon 17-9

The Vernon Tigers (blue/orange) fell 17-9 to the Rattlers in Kamloops to begin the Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League’s regular season Friday, April 22. (Morning Star - file photo)
Jayden Stead of the Mt. Boucherie Bears gets wrapped up by Fulton Maroons tackler Amber Guan during Okanagan Valley Senior Girls High School Rugby 7s action Wednesday, April 20, in Vernon. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

WATCH: Senior girls rugby returns to Vernon high school

Fulton Maroons carry squad of 17 players into Okanagan Valley Rugby 7s league action

Jayden Stead of the Mt. Boucherie Bears gets wrapped up by Fulton Maroons tackler Amber Guan during Okanagan Valley Senior Girls High School Rugby 7s action Wednesday, April 20, in Vernon. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
Vernon’s Oliver Stankiewicz (front) will host his second Move4Mom run to raise funds for the McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Clinic at Vernon Jubilee Hospital, and the VJH Foundation, on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8, at Kal Lake Provincial Park or virtually. This year’s event is open to teams for a relay event. (Contributed)

Cancer endurance focus of Vernon Move4Mom benefitting patients

Oliver Staniewicz’s inaugural run raised more than $30,000 last year; Mother’s Day event open to teams this year

Vernon’s Oliver Stankiewicz (front) will host his second Move4Mom run to raise funds for the McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Clinic at Vernon Jubilee Hospital, and the VJH Foundation, on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8, at Kal Lake Provincial Park or virtually. This year’s event is open to teams for a relay event. (Contributed)
Vernon Secondary students helped raise $4,372 during the Earth Day Walk for Water April 22. (Contributed)

Vernon students shore up $4,372 with OKIB during water walk

VSS Walk for Water raises awareness, funds on water issues for Indigenous people and developing countries

Vernon Secondary students helped raise $4,372 during the Earth Day Walk for Water April 22. (Contributed)
Armstrong’s DJ Crowe (left) celebrates his first-ever hole-in-one on the 7th hole at the Overlander Golf and Events Centre Saturday, April 16. His dad, Jesse – Overlander’s director of golf – filmed the historic ace. (Instagram photos)

VIDEO: Armstrong golf pro records son’s first-ever ace

DJ Crowe puts it in the hole at Overlander’s Par-3 7th hole from 125 yards out with dad Jesse filming the tee shot

Armstrong’s DJ Crowe (left) celebrates his first-ever hole-in-one on the 7th hole at the Overlander Golf and Events Centre Saturday, April 16. His dad, Jesse – Overlander’s director of golf – filmed the historic ace. (Instagram photos)
A small group of rams head south along Westside Road toward Kelowna Monday, April 18. (Leo Louis screen shot)

VIDEO: Rams tough it out along Vernon road

Half-dozen male sheep spotted grazing and roaming down Westside Road Monday, April 18

A small group of rams head south along Westside Road toward Kelowna Monday, April 18. (Leo Louis screen shot)
Former Spallumcheen councillor Dave Brew, who died at age 84 on Jan. 27, will be remembered with a Celebration of Life in Vernon at the Schubert Centre on Thursday, May 19, from 1-4 p.m. Brew would have turned 85 on May 19. (Contributed)

Celebration of Life set for former Spall councillor

Dave Brew will be remembered on what would have been his 85th birthday, Thursday, May 19, in Vernon

Former Spallumcheen councillor Dave Brew, who died at age 84 on Jan. 27, will be remembered with a Celebration of Life in Vernon at the Schubert Centre on Thursday, May 19, from 1-4 p.m. Brew would have turned 85 on May 19. (Contributed)
Former Vernon Vipers captain Jagger Williamson of Lumby scored five goals in his team’s regular-season finale Saturday, April 16, lifting the Columbus River Dragons to a 6-1 win over the Port Huron Prowlers in Federal Prospects Hockey League play in Port Huron, Mich. (Morning Star file photo)

Former Vernon Vipers captain explodes for five-goal game

Jagger Williamson of Lumby scores all but one of his team’s six goals in 6-1 Federal Prospects League pro game win

Former Vernon Vipers captain Jagger Williamson of Lumby scored five goals in his team’s regular-season finale Saturday, April 16, lifting the Columbus River Dragons to a 6-1 win over the Port Huron Prowlers in Federal Prospects Hockey League play in Port Huron, Mich. (Morning Star file photo)
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