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Cpl. Andrew Harnett from the Canadian Armed Forces’ military police gives a briefing to cadets on their arrival at Vernon Cadet Training Centre in 2007. Harnett, a sergeant with the Calgary Police Department, was killed on-duty New Year’s Eve. (Francois Arseneault Photo)

Calgary cop killed on-duty has Vernon Army Camp connection

Sgt. Andrew Harnett worked for military police at summer training centre in 2007 and 2008

Cpl. Andrew Harnett from the Canadian Armed Forces’ military police gives a briefing to cadets on their arrival at Vernon Cadet Training Centre in 2007. Harnett, a sergeant with the Calgary Police Department, was killed on-duty New Year’s Eve. (Francois Arseneault Photo)
Resi Nagler, left, was named the 2019 Good Citizen of the Year by JCI Vernon on Jan. 29, 2020. Nominations for the 2020 winner will be accepted until Friday, Jan. 8. (Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation Facebook)

Still time to nominate someone for Vernon Good Citizen honour

JCI Vernon looking for nominations for annual Good Citizen of the Year award

Resi Nagler, left, was named the 2019 Good Citizen of the Year by JCI Vernon on Jan. 29, 2020. Nominations for the 2020 winner will be accepted until Friday, Jan. 8. (Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation Facebook)
Liam Remple of the Vernon Christian School Royals (12) has been named the No. 1 Grade 12 high school boys volleyball player in B.C. in a poll of the top 15 graduating players conducted by the website varsityletters.ca. Three of Remple’s teammates from the two-time reigning B.C. A champion Royals also made the list. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

PHOTOS: Okanagan volleyball players score high ratings

Ten athletes - including four from Vernon Christian School - among B.C.’s best 30 high school players

Liam Remple of the Vernon Christian School Royals (12) has been named the No. 1 Grade 12 high school boys volleyball player in B.C. in a poll of the top 15 graduating players conducted by the website varsityletters.ca. Three of Remple’s teammates from the two-time reigning B.C. A champion Royals also made the list. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
The North Okanagan-Shuswap Crime Stoppers program is looking to celebrate Crime Stoppers Month in January with awareness to fundraising events, such as Shred-a-Thons (pictured) in Salmon Arm and Vernon, and improving the quality of reported tips. (NOKS Crime Stoppers photo)

Improving tip quality goal for North Okanagan-Shuswap Crime Stoppers

January is Crime Stoppers Month nationally; local board using month to increase awareness

The North Okanagan-Shuswap Crime Stoppers program is looking to celebrate Crime Stoppers Month in January with awareness to fundraising events, such as Shred-a-Thons (pictured) in Salmon Arm and Vernon, and improving the quality of reported tips. (NOKS Crime Stoppers photo)
Vernon’s Emma Lunder, 29, the veteran of Canada’s senior women’s biathlon team, competes at a World Cup race in December 2020 in Hochfilzen, Austria. (Nordic Focus photo)

Vernon biathlon veteran relishes role with national team

Emma Lunder, 29, has three top-10 World Cup 2020-21 results for Canadian women’s squad

Vernon’s Emma Lunder, 29, the veteran of Canada’s senior women’s biathlon team, competes at a World Cup race in December 2020 in Hochfilzen, Austria. (Nordic Focus photo)
With its current foundation’s annual Light a Bulb campaign well underway, here’s a look at the front of the old Vernon Jubilee Hospital shortly after its 
construction in 1901. (Greater Vernon Museum and Archives photo #033)

Vernon’s history in pictures

A look at the old Vernon Jubilee Hospital building, shortly after construction, in 1901

With its current foundation’s annual Light a Bulb campaign well underway, here’s a look at the front of the old Vernon Jubilee Hospital shortly after its 
construction in 1901. (Greater Vernon Museum and Archives photo #033)
Vernon photographer Lisa Mazurek has been putting smiles on thousands of faces worldwide via social media, thanks to her model, Thor, a nearly one-year-old Boston terrier. (Lisa Mazurek photo)

In Good News 2020: Thor the dog a viral Vernon sensation

Photogenic dog steals the hearts of more than 6,000 followers on Instagram

Vernon photographer Lisa Mazurek has been putting smiles on thousands of faces worldwide via social media, thanks to her model, Thor, a nearly one-year-old Boston terrier. (Lisa Mazurek photo)
As you read this, columnist Roger Knox will be trying unsuccessfully to make his Christmas wrapping look as beautiful and professional as these. (Thinkstock photo)

COLUMN: Wrapping up Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas And all through the house If you…

As you read this, columnist Roger Knox will be trying unsuccessfully to make his Christmas wrapping look as beautiful and professional as these. (Thinkstock photo)
The new owner of the Riviera Plaza and Conference Centre – known for years as the Village Green Hotel – is looking for experience personnel to lease the hotel’s pub and/or restaurant. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Vernon hotel looking to lease pub, restaurant

Riviera Plaza and Conference Centre, aka the Village Green Hotel, looking for experience in lessee

The new owner of the Riviera Plaza and Conference Centre – known for years as the Village Green Hotel – is looking for experience personnel to lease the hotel’s pub and/or restaurant. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Vernon’s Ian Gibson, B.C. Boxing Hall of Fame member, died at his home Sunday, Dec. 20. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon boxing, soccer booster dies at home

Ian Gibson was a B.C. Boxing Hall of Fame referee and North OK soccer league’s Gibson Cup namesake

Vernon’s Ian Gibson, B.C. Boxing Hall of Fame member, died at his home Sunday, Dec. 20. (Morning Star - file photo)
RCMP are investigating a midday theft Thursday, Dec. 17, of three handguns from Eagle Industires Ltd. on Kalamalka Lake Road. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon gun shop rattled by midday theft

Pair of thieves make off with three handguns from Eagle Industries Ltd. on Kal Lake Road Dec. 17

RCMP are investigating a midday theft Thursday, Dec. 17, of three handguns from Eagle Industires Ltd. on Kalamalka Lake Road. (Morning Star - file photo)
Tributes have been pouring in for longtime Morning Star editor Glenn Mitchell, who died suddenly Thursday, Dec. 17, at age 60. (Cory Bialecki photo)

Colleagues, community deeply saddened by Vernon editor’s death

Glenn Mitchell, managing editor at the Morning Star for nearly 30 years, died suddenly Dec. 17

Tributes have been pouring in for longtime Morning Star editor Glenn Mitchell, who died suddenly Thursday, Dec. 17, at age 60. (Cory Bialecki photo)
Vernon mobile hairstylist Deanna Gaudry (right) receives a donation of equipment from fellow hairstylists Blanca Crane of Blanca’s Hairstyling (from left), Cher Hinz of Cherz, Cyenthia Findlay of Styles on Mane and Karla Bruneau from Studio 568 (missing from photo) after her own equipment was stolen from her vehicle on the weekend of Dec. 12-13. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon hairstylists clip together equipment to help peer

After mobile hairstylist was robbed of her work tools, four women band together to help

Vernon mobile hairstylist Deanna Gaudry (right) receives a donation of equipment from fellow hairstylists Blanca Crane of Blanca’s Hairstyling (from left), Cher Hinz of Cherz, Cyenthia Findlay of Styles on Mane and Karla Bruneau from Studio 568 (missing from photo) after her own equipment was stolen from her vehicle on the weekend of Dec. 12-13. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Cheryl Witter (centre) and her staff at North End Spine and Sports Physiotherapy are celebrating Witter’s 25th anniversary as a Vernon physiotherapist. She and former husband Bob Powls started Powl-Witter Spine and Sport Dec. 18, 1995. (Photo submitted)

PHOTOS: Vernon physio clinic reaches quarter-century milestone

Cheryl Witter of Spine and Sport North End reflects on 25 years of serving Greater Vernon

Cheryl Witter (centre) and her staff at North End Spine and Sports Physiotherapy are celebrating Witter’s 25th anniversary as a Vernon physiotherapist. She and former husband Bob Powls started Powl-Witter Spine and Sport Dec. 18, 1995. (Photo submitted)
Armstrong school principals Denise Moore (from left, Len Wood Middle School), Corrinne Langston (Armstrong Elementary), Rob Ellis (Highland Park Elementary) and Chelsey Prince (Pleasant Valley Secondary School) received donations from local plumbers for school needs totalling $2,600. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Plumbers drum up cash for Armstrong schools

Armstrong-Spallumcheen schools get $2,600 for needs, programs

Armstrong school principals Denise Moore (from left, Len Wood Middle School), Corrinne Langston (Armstrong Elementary), Rob Ellis (Highland Park Elementary) and Chelsey Prince (Pleasant Valley Secondary School) received donations from local plumbers for school needs totalling $2,600. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
The Rice Box owner On Ouchs (right) is joined by special guest Driver Dispatcher delivery person Spiderman for a recent shift. Ouchs has started a hashtag campaign #ForkTheDishes to encourage support of local restaurants. (Facebook photo)

#ForkTheDishes to support local in the North Okanagan

Driver Dispatcher’s #ForkTheDishes campaign encourages support of local restaurants

The Rice Box owner On Ouchs (right) is joined by special guest Driver Dispatcher delivery person Spiderman for a recent shift. Ouchs has started a hashtag campaign #ForkTheDishes to encourage support of local restaurants. (Facebook photo)
Veteran Vernon radio announcer Frank Martina, shown in 2019 as emcee of the Vernon Cruise-In Car Show, had his highly popular Saturday afternoon program on Beach Radio terminated Tuesday, Dec. 15, exactly 13 years to the day he retired as the station’s morning show announcer. Martina was less than a year away from broadcasting for 50 years with the same station. (Morning Star - file photo)

Company tunes out veteran Vernon radio announcer

Frank Martina, a fixture at CJIB/Beach Radio for 49 years, has Saturday afternoon program terminated

Veteran Vernon radio announcer Frank Martina, shown in 2019 as emcee of the Vernon Cruise-In Car Show, had his highly popular Saturday afternoon program on Beach Radio terminated Tuesday, Dec. 15, exactly 13 years to the day he retired as the station’s morning show announcer. Martina was less than a year away from broadcasting for 50 years with the same station. (Morning Star - file photo)
Spallumcheen’s Joan Froats, left, with her son-in-law-to-be and kidney donor, John Byrne. (Froats Family photo)

Spallumcheen woman thankful for new kidney

Joan Froats undergoes successful transplant with help from future son-in-law

Spallumcheen’s Joan Froats, left, with her son-in-law-to-be and kidney donor, John Byrne. (Froats Family photo)
A power outage in Armstrong-Spallumcheen Sunday afternoon, Dec. 13, is affecting nearly 1,500 customers. (BC Hydro map)

UPDATE: Power restored in parts of Armstrong-Spallumcheen

Crew assigned to outage affecting nearly 1,500 customers just after 2 p.m.

A power outage in Armstrong-Spallumcheen Sunday afternoon, Dec. 13, is affecting nearly 1,500 customers. (BC Hydro map)
Vernon’s Emmanuel Baptist Church is changing its annual presentation of Bethlehem Star to a virtual showing of the Christmas story nightly at the church parking lot through to Dec. 24. (Emmanuel Baptish Church - photo)

Vernon church tweaks annual Christmas presentation

Bethlehem Star at Emmanuel Baptist now showing virtual Christmas story nightly through Dec. 24

Vernon’s Emmanuel Baptist Church is changing its annual presentation of Bethlehem Star to a virtual showing of the Christmas story nightly at the church parking lot through to Dec. 24. (Emmanuel Baptish Church - photo)