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Pilots abound in the family of Vernon resident Lois Weixl. Three of her grandsons – the Shavers, top row, second from left to right – were slated to drop the ceremonial faceoff puck on Canadian Forces Appreciation Night in Toronto Sunday, March 27, prior to the NHL game between the Maple Leafs and Florida Panthers. (Weixl Family photo)

Vernon woman’s grandsons honoured by Toronto Maple Leafs

Lois Weixl’s three RCAF grandsons were to drop puck on Canadian Forces Appreciation Night in Toronto

Pilots abound in the family of Vernon resident Lois Weixl. Three of her grandsons – the Shavers, top row, second from left to right – were slated to drop the ceremonial faceoff puck on Canadian Forces Appreciation Night in Toronto Sunday, March 27, prior to the NHL game between the Maple Leafs and Florida Panthers. (Weixl Family photo)
The former Temptasian Restaurant in Vernon’s north end will soon be home to the Cactus Club Cafe. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Cactus Club opening later this year in Vernon

Former Temptasion Restaurant will become one of the popular chain restaurants

The former Temptasian Restaurant in Vernon’s north end will soon be home to the Cactus Club Cafe. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
The Okanagan champion Kelowna Rockets edged the Victoria Admirals 3-2 in the gold-medal game at the B.C. Tier 2 U15 hockey championships at Kal Tire Place North in Vernon Wednesday, March 23. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

PHOTOS: Kelowna Rockets sink Victoria Admirals in B.C. final

Okanagan champs edge the Island winners 3-2 in gold-medal game at B.C. Tier 2 U15 finals in Vernon

The Okanagan champion Kelowna Rockets edged the Victoria Admirals 3-2 in the gold-medal game at the B.C. Tier 2 U15 hockey championships at Kal Tire Place North in Vernon Wednesday, March 23. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
Plans are underway for a project that would see a gondola built near Vernon, climbing 1,600 feet above Kalamalka Lake. A first hurdle has been cleared as Regional District of North Okanagan electoral area directors voted unanimously in favour of having staff prepare an OCP and zoning amendment bylaw for the property. (File photo)

Directors keep North Okanagan gondola project moving

Regional district electoral area directors feel proposed gondola project above Kal Lake is worth looking at

Plans are underway for a project that would see a gondola built near Vernon, climbing 1,600 feet above Kalamalka Lake. A first hurdle has been cleared as Regional District of North Okanagan electoral area directors voted unanimously in favour of having staff prepare an OCP and zoning amendment bylaw for the property. (File photo)
A report to Vernon council explains how the city-owned surface parking lot permits are made available to the public. (Google Maps)

Parking permit process explained to Vernon council

Report requested after one individual purchased all of one lot’s passes for staff

A report to Vernon council explains how the city-owned surface parking lot permits are made available to the public. (Google Maps)
Retired Vernon secondary school English teacher Barry Millar has published his first book, a work of fiction called Dead Money. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon author gambles with Dead Money

Barry Millar pens fictional thriller of woman business analyst by day, professional poker player by night

Retired Vernon secondary school English teacher Barry Millar has published his first book, a work of fiction called Dead Money. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
(Photo: City of Vernon)

Compost bin extension detailed ahead of Vernon household pickup

Short extension of city’s compost program pondered until residential organic collection starts in May

(Photo: City of Vernon)
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP say a 37-year-old man from Vernon has been arrested and is facing charges in connection with an ugly incident outside a Cherryville store in early March. (File photo)

Arrest made following alleged Cherryville theft that turned violent

Vernon man arrested after incident outside Frank’s General Store Saturday, March 5

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP say a 37-year-old man from Vernon has been arrested and is facing charges in connection with an ugly incident outside a Cherryville store in early March. (File photo)
The Vernon Sky Volleyball Club has approached Vernon council about a partnership to build a new domed volleyball facility in the city. (Photo Submitted)

Vernon volleyball club passes Skydome vision onto city

Sky Volleyball Club is looking to build a new club facility and would like to enter into partnership with city

The Vernon Sky Volleyball Club has approached Vernon council about a partnership to build a new domed volleyball facility in the city. (Photo Submitted)
A funeral procession of tow trucks from Kelowna to Vernon and back was held Saturday, March 12, for Dave Jones of Brian’s Towing, who died Feb. 15. Jones’ truck is seen leading the procession into Vernon. (Tanya Taylor Photo)

WATCH: Kelowna tow truck driver remembered with truck procession

Dave Jones of Brian’s Towing died Feb. 15; friends held truck procession from Kelowna to Vernon March 12

A funeral procession of tow trucks from Kelowna to Vernon and back was held Saturday, March 12, for Dave Jones of Brian’s Towing, who died Feb. 15. Jones’ truck is seen leading the procession into Vernon. (Tanya Taylor Photo)
Firefighters extinguish a grass fire in Becker Park Wednesday afternoon. (Vernon Fire Rescue Services photo)

UPDATE: Grass fire sparked at Vernon park

Vernon Fire Rescue Services extinguish small grass fire at Becker Park off 39th Avenue

Firefighters extinguish a grass fire in Becker Park Wednesday afternoon. (Vernon Fire Rescue Services photo)
B.C. municipal affairs minister Nathan Cullen discusses the provincial 2022 budget and what it means for Greater Vernon businesses and organizations. Cullen was the guest speaker on the topic during a virtual town hall meeting hosted Monday, March 7, by the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

B.C. budget to boost Greater Vernon

MLAs Harwinder Sandhu and Nathan Cullen discuss figures during chamber of commerce town hall meeting

B.C. municipal affairs minister Nathan Cullen discusses the provincial 2022 budget and what it means for Greater Vernon businesses and organizations. Cullen was the guest speaker on the topic during a virtual town hall meeting hosted Monday, March 7, by the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Well-known North Okanagan Ukrainian community member Andrea Malysh (right) addresses the crowd gathered at the District of Coldstream Cenotaph Monday, March 7. The district raised the Ukrainian flag for three weeks as a show of solidarity. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Coldstream shows solidarity with Ukraine

Residents with family in Ukraine appreciate support. Fundraiser details announced

Well-known North Okanagan Ukrainian community member Andrea Malysh (right) addresses the crowd gathered at the District of Coldstream Cenotaph Monday, March 7. The district raised the Ukrainian flag for three weeks as a show of solidarity. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Amber Piché is an expert export navigator for Okanagan-Shuswap entrepreneurs. (Contributed)

Export advisor guides Okanagan-Shuswap entrepreneurs to success

Amber Piché can help turn business dreams into reality

Amber Piché is an expert export navigator for Okanagan-Shuswap entrepreneurs. (Contributed)
Things were anything but convenient for a pair of employees at Frank’s General Store on Highway 6 in Cherryville Saturday, March 5, at around 2:15 p.m. A man walked into the store and took a couple of hundred dollars worth of product without paying. Then things got ugly. The suspect is still at large. (Morning Star - file photo)

Theft turns violent outside Cherryville store

Workers, neighbour of Frank’s General Store confront male suspect who allegedly walked out of store without paying

Things were anything but convenient for a pair of employees at Frank’s General Store on Highway 6 in Cherryville Saturday, March 5, at around 2:15 p.m. A man walked into the store and took a couple of hundred dollars worth of product without paying. Then things got ugly. The suspect is still at large. (Morning Star - file photo)
Macie Lewis (with ball) and the Vernon Christian School Royals finished fourth at the B.C. 1A senior girls high school basketball championships in Kelowna. (Jake Courtepatte - Black Press)

Heartbreaking finish for Vernon Christian School Royals

VCS bows in bronze-medal match at BC 1A Sr girls basketball finals; Salmon Arm’s King’s Christian places 9th

Macie Lewis (with ball) and the Vernon Christian School Royals finished fourth at the B.C. 1A senior girls high school basketball championships in Kelowna. (Jake Courtepatte - Black Press)
Mediterranean magnificence. The Branding Iron Pub’s Meditteranean Grilled Chicken was voted the Media’s Choice winner in the ninth annual Armstrong Professional Grilled Cheese Sandwich Competitiion. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Best pro grilled cheese sandwich in Armstrong, according to media, is…

Record eight entries separated by mere points out of 100 in exciting competition also open to the public

Mediterranean magnificence. The Branding Iron Pub’s Meditteranean Grilled Chicken was voted the Media’s Choice winner in the ninth annual Armstrong Professional Grilled Cheese Sandwich Competitiion. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Charles Bloom Secondary

Longtime North Okanagan principal calls it a career

Ken Gatzke, current principal at Vernon Secondary who also worked at Fulton and Charles Bloom in Lumby, retiring

Charles Bloom Secondary
Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming (right) discusses solidarity and peace with Rev. Stepan Dovhoshyia of Vernon’s St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Church following a special ceremony Wednesday, March 2, that saw the City of Vernon raise the Ukrainian flag (top right) over the entrance to city hall. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

VIDEO: Ukraine flag flies at Vernon city hall

Country’s flag raised in a rainy ceremony Wednesday morning, March 5, at Vernon city hall

Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming (right) discusses solidarity and peace with Rev. Stepan Dovhoshyia of Vernon’s St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Church following a special ceremony Wednesday, March 2, that saw the City of Vernon raise the Ukrainian flag (top right) over the entrance to city hall. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Spallumcheen wheelchair curler Ina Forrest takes aim at a fourth Paralympics medal starting Friday, March 4, in Beijing. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Spallumcheen wheelchair curler bears flag and seeks fourth Paralympics medal

Ina Forrest, a two-time gold- and bronze-medal winner for Canada, begins play Friday, March 4, at the 2022 Games

Spallumcheen wheelchair curler Ina Forrest takes aim at a fourth Paralympics medal starting Friday, March 4, in Beijing. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)