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The inspiration for Armstrong’s Kindale Developmental Association is being remembered as a loving, kind, caring individual. Gary Boss died June 1 at age 64. (Photo submitted)

Armstrong Kindale inspiration dies at 64

Gary Boss was beloved in his hometown

The inspiration for Armstrong’s Kindale Developmental Association is being remembered as a loving, kind, caring individual. Gary Boss died June 1 at age 64. (Photo submitted)
Vernon’s Kevin-Thomas Walters of the North Oknaagan Knights (front) has signed with the Junior A Battlefords North Stars of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon player to battle for North Stars

Kevin-Thomas Walters leaves North Okanagan Knights for Junior A team in Saskatchewan

Vernon’s Kevin-Thomas Walters of the North Oknaagan Knights (front) has signed with the Junior A Battlefords North Stars of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. (Morning Star - file photo)
Vernon’s Jacqueline Marioni (top), her husband, Chris, and dog Charlie will take part in a virtual Kidney Walk Sunday, June 7. Marioni has had two kidney transplants with both organs rejecting her despite being perfect matches on paper. Chris has donated one of his kidneys to a complete stranger. (Photo contributed)

Vernon couple support Kidney Walk despite setbacks

Jacqueline Marioni has had two kidney transplants; both organs have rejected or are rejecting her

Vernon’s Jacqueline Marioni (top), her husband, Chris, and dog Charlie will take part in a virtual Kidney Walk Sunday, June 7. Marioni has had two kidney transplants with both organs rejecting her despite being perfect matches on paper. Chris has donated one of his kidneys to a complete stranger. (Photo contributed)
Coming into the Snakes’ Den for 2020-21 is right-handed defenceman Griffen Barr from Nanaimo, who spent last season as the captain of the Shawnigan Lake Prep School squad. (Vernon Vipers photo)

Vernon Vipers land prep school blueliner

Griffen Barr, from Nanaimo, was captain of Shawnigan Lake club in 2019-20

Coming into the Snakes’ Den for 2020-21 is right-handed defenceman Griffen Barr from Nanaimo, who spent last season as the captain of the Shawnigan Lake Prep School squad. (Vernon Vipers photo)
Armstrong Regional Co-op will donate five centre from every litre of gas sold at its gas bars in Armstrong, Vernon and Salmon Arm on its annual Fuel Good Day, Tuesday, Sept. 15, to a local charity or organization in each community. (Photo submitted)

Okanagan-Shuswap charities to benefit from gas fill-up

Armstrong Regional Co-op fundraiser goes Sept. 15 at gas bars in Vernon, Armstrong and Salmon Arm

Armstrong Regional Co-op will donate five centre from every litre of gas sold at its gas bars in Armstrong, Vernon and Salmon Arm on its annual Fuel Good Day, Tuesday, Sept. 15, to a local charity or organization in each community. (Photo submitted)
A fundraiser held by Vernon restaurant The Fig, in memory of fig co-owner Beatrice Weir’s best friend Heidi Bannick, raised more than $7,100. (Facebook photo)

WATCH: Vernon restaurant raises $7K in memory

The Fig donated proceeds from a day’s sales, along with donations, in memory of Heidi Bannick

A fundraiser held by Vernon restaurant The Fig, in memory of fig co-owner Beatrice Weir’s best friend Heidi Bannick, raised more than $7,100. (Facebook photo)
Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce summer student Jenna Churchill (right) may get an extended stay with the chamber this summer, thanks to a federal grant. (Chamber photo)

Armstrong-Spallumcheen chamber rolling in grants

Chamber approved for nearly $40,000 in grants to help with projects; visitor centre opens this week

Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce summer student Jenna Churchill (right) may get an extended stay with the chamber this summer, thanks to a federal grant. (Chamber photo)
It won’t look quite l ike this in 2020 but the popular Music In The Park series for Armstrong’s Memorial Park will be held with strict social distancing rules and limited tickets available for each show Friday night starting June 26. (Jenna Churchill photo)

Music in the Park series returning to Armstrong

Strict social distancing rules to be in place; tickets will be made available online for shows

It won’t look quite l ike this in 2020 but the popular Music In The Park series for Armstrong’s Memorial Park will be held with strict social distancing rules and limited tickets available for each show Friday night starting June 26. (Jenna Churchill photo)
You can still dance during Armstrong-Spallumcheen Canada Day celebrations July 1. It will just have to be a virtual dance through the Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce’s virtual dance party. No events will take place at Memorial Park July 1 because of COVID-19. (Morning Star - file photo)

Armstrong-Spallumcheen to celebrate Canada Day virtually

No events for Memorial Park, as per tradition, but lots of events/entertainment planned

You can still dance during Armstrong-Spallumcheen Canada Day celebrations July 1. It will just have to be a virtual dance through the Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce’s virtual dance party. No events will take place at Memorial Park July 1 because of COVID-19. (Morning Star - file photo)
Rain is expected to be plentiful in the Okanagan-Shuswap region Sunday, May 31. ( Black Press file photo)

Rain in Sunday forecast for Okanagan-Shuswap

Environment Canada calling for 15-20 millimetres in regions

Rain is expected to be plentiful in the Okanagan-Shuswap region Sunday, May 31. ( Black Press file photo)
Volunteer Patti Ferguson (left) joins Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce staffers Carol Hill-Lonergan (centre) and Jenna Churchill for the annual planting of marigolds along the City of Armstrong’s Marigold Mile along Pleasant Valley Road. (Chamber photo)

GALLERY: Perfect day for replanting marigolds in Armstrong

Volunteers soak up sun as they replant city’s Marigold Mile Wednesday, May 27

Volunteer Patti Ferguson (left) joins Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce staffers Carol Hill-Lonergan (centre) and Jenna Churchill for the annual planting of marigolds along the City of Armstrong’s Marigold Mile along Pleasant Valley Road. (Chamber photo)
Vernon soccer player Tori Hauptman will continue her career at the post-secondary level, having signed with the University of Winnipeg Wesmen. (Photo courtesy Wesmen Athletics)

Vernon player chooses Winnipeg as next soccer home

Tori Hauptman will play for the University of Winnipeg Wesmen in U-SPORTS’ Canada West conference

Vernon soccer player Tori Hauptman will continue her career at the post-secondary level, having signed with the University of Winnipeg Wesmen. (Photo courtesy Wesmen Athletics)
City of Armstrong is contemplating holding open meetings again at a bigger venue to respect social distancing rules. (Morning Star - file photo)

Over Zoom, Armstrong council seeks new meeting space

BRIEFS: Centennial Auditorium under consideration as council looks to resume open meetings

City of Armstrong is contemplating holding open meetings again at a bigger venue to respect social distancing rules. (Morning Star - file photo)
Vernon Paralympian named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Vernon Paralympian named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Three-time world and Paralympic gold medalist Sonja Gaudet is part of 11-member class

Vernon Paralympian named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
Federal Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie Mélanie Joly announces a new marketing strategy to a sold-out crowd in Armstrong at Fairways Bistro in 2019. The popular restaurant at the Royal York Golf Course has announced its closure due to COVID-19, with owners moving to a new location in Salmon Arm. A new foods and beverage services will open up June 1 at Royal York. (Morning Star - file photo)

Armstrong restaurant heading to Shuswap

Fairways Bistro at Royal York Golf Course closes due to COVID but will reopen in Salmon Arm

Federal Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie Mélanie Joly announces a new marketing strategy to a sold-out crowd in Armstrong at Fairways Bistro in 2019. The popular restaurant at the Royal York Golf Course has announced its closure due to COVID-19, with owners moving to a new location in Salmon Arm. A new foods and beverage services will open up June 1 at Royal York. (Morning Star - file photo)
It’s out with the old homemade solution and in a with a fully equipped new bush truck for the Lumby and District Fire Department. (RDNO photo)

Lumby Fire Department upgrades vehicle fleet

Out is the old bush truck, complete with homemade solutions, and in is a new vehicle

It’s out with the old homemade solution and in a with a fully equipped new bush truck for the Lumby and District Fire Department. (RDNO photo)
Enderby’s Starlight Drive-In had hoped to help a number of Okanagan-Shuswap secondary schools as the host venue for special graduation ceremonies. But a change in the number of cars allowed on-site has resulted in the facility cancelling those plans. (Starlight photo)

Ruling change scuttles Okanagan-Shuswap grad plans

Several secondary schools had planned to use Enderby’s Starlight Drive-In venue for ceremonies

Enderby’s Starlight Drive-In had hoped to help a number of Okanagan-Shuswap secondary schools as the host venue for special graduation ceremonies. But a change in the number of cars allowed on-site has resulted in the facility cancelling those plans. (Starlight photo)
Vernon restaurant Diner on Six is one of the first to have reopened for eat-in traffic under new social distancing rules. (Morning Star - file photo)

Business bustling as Vernon eateries begin to reopen

Browns Socialhouse, The Kal reporting full and respectful crowds at establishments

Vernon restaurant Diner on Six is one of the first to have reopened for eat-in traffic under new social distancing rules. (Morning Star - file photo)
The Vernon Sun Valley Source For Sports Tier 2 Bantam Vipers hockey team posing for their team picture made it into the final cut of the documentary film Hockey 24, which aired Canada-wide Sunday, May 24, on Sportsnet. (Melissa Jacobs - Inspire Kindness Productions screenshot)

Vernon minor hockey players make cut for documentary

Hockey 24 includes Austin Seibel and his Vernon Tier 2 Bantam teammates, filmed by Coldstream woman

The Vernon Sun Valley Source For Sports Tier 2 Bantam Vipers hockey team posing for their team picture made it into the final cut of the documentary film Hockey 24, which aired Canada-wide Sunday, May 24, on Sportsnet. (Melissa Jacobs - Inspire Kindness Productions screenshot)
Armstrong Elementary School is currently home to students from kindergarten to Grade 5. That could be reconfigured from K-to-Grade 4 if the North Okanagan-Shuswap school district follows through with its long-range facilities plan. (amsas/neden photo)

Options narrowed down for Armstrong-Enderby schools

School District 83 continues long-range facilities planning

Armstrong Elementary School is currently home to students from kindergarten to Grade 5. That could be reconfigured from K-to-Grade 4 if the North Okanagan-Shuswap school district follows through with its long-range facilities plan. (amsas/neden photo)