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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)
The Vernon Senior Secondary School Class of 1972 will hold its 50-year reunion Aug. 31 in Whitevale, near Lumby. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon Secondary Class of 1972 celebrates 50 years

Reunion slated for end of August in Whitevale, near Lumby

The Vernon Senior Secondary School Class of 1972 will hold its 50-year reunion Aug. 31 in Whitevale, near Lumby. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Vernon’s Dan Dueck is creating cedar blue and yellow stars in honour of Ukraine, and hoping to sell his creations as a fundraiser to give money to the Red Cross to help support the European country. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon man has starry vision of Ukraine support

Dan Dueck creating cedar blue and yellow stars, hoping to sell as part of Ukraine Red Cross fundraiser

Vernon’s Dan Dueck is creating cedar blue and yellow stars in honour of Ukraine, and hoping to sell his creations as a fundraiser to give money to the Red Cross to help support the European country. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Vernon and District Minor Football Association is looking for boys and girls to play for its teams in four division of flag football, a fun, non-contact introduction to the game. No experience is required. Players are needed for the U10, U12, U14 and U16 age groups. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon Minor Football waving flags for players

Flag football is a big component of the organization, introducing the game to kids in a fun, non-contact way

Vernon and District Minor Football Association is looking for boys and girls to play for its teams in four division of flag football, a fun, non-contact introduction to the game. No experience is required. Players are needed for the U10, U12, U14 and U16 age groups. (Morning Star - file photo)
Popular SilverStar Mountain Resort establishment Long John’s Pub will soon be under new managers as the two Johns - Earl and Kane - are retiring after the final weekend of the season. The pair have been involved with the facility for 21 years. (longjohnspub.com)

Vernon pub managers long for retirement

John Kane and John Earl of Long John’s Pub on SilverStar Mountain are retiring after the final weekend

Popular SilverStar Mountain Resort establishment Long John’s Pub will soon be under new managers as the two Johns - Earl and Kane - are retiring after the final weekend of the season. The pair have been involved with the facility for 21 years. (longjohnspub.com)
Three people have been taken to Vernon Jubilee Hospital in stable condition after two canoes reportedly overturned and capsized in Okanagan Lake near Beachcomber Bay Wednesday afternoon, March 30. (File photo)

Trio taken to Vernon hospital after canoes capsize

Incident happened on Okanagan Lake near Beachcomber Bay at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30

Three people have been taken to Vernon Jubilee Hospital in stable condition after two canoes reportedly overturned and capsized in Okanagan Lake near Beachcomber Bay Wednesday afternoon, March 30. (File photo)
Legendary Vernon singer Darby Mills headlines Classic Rock Night as the Funtastic A&W Music Festival returns, along with the softball tournament, to the Vernon Army Camp following a two-year break June 30 - July 2. (File photo)

Local flavour to music lineup as Vernon Funtastic festival returns

Darby Mills, Aaron Pritchett, Ben Klick, local bands and DJ to perform June 30 - July 2 at Vernon Army Camp

Legendary Vernon singer Darby Mills headlines Classic Rock Night as the Funtastic A&W Music Festival returns, along with the softball tournament, to the Vernon Army Camp following a two-year break June 30 - July 2. (File photo)
A development variance permit to construct two triplexes on a piece of property on Kal Lake Road was unanimously approved by Vernon council Monday, March 28, despite concerns about slope stability from a strata complex across the road. (City of Vernon photo)

Variance permit for Vernon triplexes approved despite concerns

Strata complex across Kal Lake Road concerned about slope stability for the planned townhouses

A development variance permit to construct two triplexes on a piece of property on Kal Lake Road was unanimously approved by Vernon council Monday, March 28, despite concerns about slope stability from a strata complex across the road. (City of Vernon photo)
Vernon’s Melina Schein won the $10,000 prize on the inaugral show of Food Network Canada’s Wall of Bakers Monday, March 28. (Facebook photo)

Vernon opera singer Scheins on Food Network debut

Melina Schein captures top prize in first Wall of Bakers show on Food Network Canada

Vernon’s Melina Schein won the $10,000 prize on the inaugral show of Food Network Canada’s Wall of Bakers Monday, March 28. (Facebook photo)
Firefighters douse a house fire on Kalavista Drive March 29. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Investigation continues into Coldstream house fire

Early morning blaze destroys home, damages neighbours house

Firefighters douse a house fire on Kalavista Drive March 29. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Vernon’s Landon Currie (centre) and the University of Alberta Golden Bears celebrate a point in a quarterfinal victory at the U-Sports Canadian men’s volleyball finals in Winnipeg over the Queen’s Golden Gaels of Kingston, Ont. Currie and the Bears won the Canadian championship Sunday, downing Langley’s Trinity Western Spartans 3-1 in the final. (U-Sports photo)

Vernon volleyball player celebrates national title

Landon Currie and the Alberta Golden Bears won the men’s U-Sports national championship in Winnipeg

Vernon’s Landon Currie (centre) and the University of Alberta Golden Bears celebrate a point in a quarterfinal victory at the U-Sports Canadian men’s volleyball finals in Winnipeg over the Queen’s Golden Gaels of Kingston, Ont. Currie and the Bears won the Canadian championship Sunday, downing Langley’s Trinity Western Spartans 3-1 in the final. (U-Sports photo)
The City of Vernon has agreed to create an Extreme Wildfire Activity reserve and will put $200,000 towards it from unexpended uncommitted funds from 2020 and 2021. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon creates Extreme Wildfire Activity reserve fund

$200K put into reserve from uncommitted funds and will only be spent if needed

The City of Vernon has agreed to create an Extreme Wildfire Activity reserve and will put $200,000 towards it from unexpended uncommitted funds from 2020 and 2021. (Morning Star - file photo)