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North Okanagan Minor Lacrosse Association has cancelled its 2020 indoor box season due to COVID-19. (Morning Star - file photo)

North Okanagan Minor Lacrosse cancels box season

COVID-19 wipes out indoor lacrosse; group hopeful outdoor field season will start in August

North Okanagan Minor Lacrosse Association has cancelled its 2020 indoor box season due to COVID-19. (Morning Star - file photo)
A BC Ambulance helicopter was seen landing near the Splatsin Community Centre near Enderby Sunday morning, May 24, to help assist with a motor-vehicle incident on Highway 97A. (Photo submitted)

UPDATED: Two sent to hospital by air ambulance following Enderby highway accident

Drivers involved in collision on Highway 97A in Enderby; serious, but not life-threatening injuries

A BC Ambulance helicopter was seen landing near the Splatsin Community Centre near Enderby Sunday morning, May 24, to help assist with a motor-vehicle incident on Highway 97A. (Photo submitted)
Vernon Salvation Army corps officers Lt. Stefan and Tinisha Reid, and their daughter, Rachel, have been assigned to the Victoria suburb of Langford. (Facebook photo)

Fond memories of Vernon for departing Salvation Army officers

Lt. Stefan Reid, wife Tinisha and daughter Rachel have been assigned to Victoria suburb of Langford

Vernon Salvation Army corps officers Lt. Stefan and Tinisha Reid, and their daughter, Rachel, have been assigned to the Victoria suburb of Langford. (Facebook photo)
Breakthrough Martial Arts instructor Rob Rinas (on-screen) gives some instruction to his daughter at home during these times of COVID-19. (Photo submitted)

Vernon martial arts gym breaks through during COVID-19

Breakthrough Martial Arts hosting popular online training sessions; classes to be taught in park

Breakthrough Martial Arts instructor Rob Rinas (on-screen) gives some instruction to his daughter at home during these times of COVID-19. (Photo submitted)
The City of Vernon is looking to construct a new dog beach and park on Okanagan Lake just west of the Kin Beach playground. (Kiss the Monkey photography)

City of Vernon looking to create dog beach on Okanagan Lake

Applications made to Victoria that would pave way for beach/park west of Kin Beach

The City of Vernon is looking to construct a new dog beach and park on Okanagan Lake just west of the Kin Beach playground. (Kiss the Monkey photography)
Vernon singer-songwriter Andrew Allen (left) and C3 Church pastor Josiah Olson with some of the nine tablets the singer and church donated to North Okanagan care homes to help families stay connected during COVID-19. (Photo submitted)

Vernon singer, church help families connect during crisis

Andrew Allen and the C3 Church donate $10,000 worth of tablets to North Okanagan care facilities

Vernon singer-songwriter Andrew Allen (left) and C3 Church pastor Josiah Olson with some of the nine tablets the singer and church donated to North Okanagan care homes to help families stay connected during COVID-19. (Photo submitted)
Hive Cannabis is slated to open in downtown Vernon Saturday, May 23. (hivecann.ca photo)

Downtown Vernon cannabis outlet readies for opening

Hive Cannabis has three other stores open throughout B.C.; will open in Vernon Saturday, May 23

Hive Cannabis is slated to open in downtown Vernon Saturday, May 23. (hivecann.ca photo)
Spallumcheen beekeeper Doug Gordon discovered close to 30 of his hive boxes had been stolen from his property sometime prior to Saturday, May 16, mere weeks before they were destined for pollenation in Southern Alberta. (Facebook photo)

Theft of hives stings Spallumcheen beekeeper

Doug Gordon discovered nearly 30 hives taken from his property

Spallumcheen beekeeper Doug Gordon discovered close to 30 of his hive boxes had been stolen from his property sometime prior to Saturday, May 16, mere weeks before they were destined for pollenation in Southern Alberta. (Facebook photo)
Vernon golfer Brady Stead is wearing a green ribbon on his hat to raise mental health awareness, and has launched a GoFundMe campaign for donations, half of which will go to mental health charities. The other half will go toward his burgeoning professional career. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon pro golfer dons green for mental health

Brady Stead looks to raise funds, awareness for mental health charities and his blossoming career

Vernon golfer Brady Stead is wearing a green ribbon on his hat to raise mental health awareness, and has launched a GoFundMe campaign for donations, half of which will go to mental health charities. The other half will go toward his burgeoning professional career. (Morning Star - file photo)
The City of Armstrong has approved its 2020 financial plan with a one per cent tax increase for residents. (Image from Pixabay)

Armstrong close to zero per cent tax hike

Council approves amended budget featuring one per cent increase

The City of Armstrong has approved its 2020 financial plan with a one per cent tax increase for residents. (Image from Pixabay)
City of Armstrong residents will get a COVID-19 rebate of $50 on their next utility bill. (Morning Star - file photo)

City of Armstrong deals residents COVID-19 rebate

A $50 rebate will be applied to the next utility bill to help out residents

City of Armstrong residents will get a COVID-19 rebate of $50 on their next utility bill. (Morning Star - file photo)
Scenes like this in the City of Armstrong may not be repeated in 2020 as mayor states there’s no flood risk at this time, and that creek levels are dropping. However, that came before a special weather statement for the North Okanagan was issued by Environment Canada Tuesday afternoon. (File photo)

Special weather statement has City of Armstrong asking residents to use caution

Levels in Meighan and Deep Creeks have been dropping, but potential downpours could impact creeks

Scenes like this in the City of Armstrong may not be repeated in 2020 as mayor states there’s no flood risk at this time, and that creek levels are dropping. However, that came before a special weather statement for the North Okanagan was issued by Environment Canada Tuesday afternoon. (File photo)
The Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League’s 20th anniversary season has been shut down due to COVID-19 without getting started. (Black Press - file photo)

Okanagan junior lacrosse league milestone season cancelled

COVID-19 wipes out 20th season of Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League before getting started

The Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League’s 20th anniversary season has been shut down due to COVID-19 without getting started. (Black Press - file photo)
The 26th annual edition of the Vintage Car Club of Canada, North Okanagan chapter’s Father’s Day car show has been cancelled because of COVID-19. (Morning Star - file photo)

COVID-19 parks Vernon car show

The 26th annual Vintage Car Club of Canada North Okanagan chapter’s Father’s Day show is off til 2021

The 26th annual edition of the Vintage Car Club of Canada, North Okanagan chapter’s Father’s Day car show has been cancelled because of COVID-19. (Morning Star - file photo)
Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP are on-scene Monday, May 11, at the City of Vernon public works yard off 48th Avenue, investigation information they received related to the scene, but are not releasing details at this time. (Darla Smith - photo)

No threat at Vernon’s public works yard: RCMP

Police investigating information received about the location; no other details at this time

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP are on-scene Monday, May 11, at the City of Vernon public works yard off 48th Avenue, investigation information they received related to the scene, but are not releasing details at this time. (Darla Smith - photo)
Lumby dairy farmer Pete Hanson, with son Lucas, six, stands in front of neighbour Jack Rennie’s Savannah kit plane. Hanson and Rennie took a 20-minute flight around the Lumby area which Hanson captured on video. (Pete’s Farm Videos photo)

WATCH: Lumby valleys captured in YouTube video

Village dairy farmer Pete Hanson shot 20-minute video of flight with neighbour Jack Rennie

Lumby dairy farmer Pete Hanson, with son Lucas, six, stands in front of neighbour Jack Rennie’s Savannah kit plane. Hanson and Rennie took a 20-minute flight around the Lumby area which Hanson captured on video. (Pete’s Farm Videos photo)
Spallumcheen craft brewery Gambrinus Malting will be expanding its facility. (Google photo)

Spallumcheen craft brewery growing larger

Gambrinus Malting to add new lab and storage facility

Spallumcheen craft brewery Gambrinus Malting will be expanding its facility. (Google photo)
Vernon’s May Taylor celebrated her 100th birthday on Tuesday, May 5, with her partner, Marcel, and a handful of relatives at Vernon’s Canada Safeway, who presented the birthday girl with cake, flowers and coffee. (Sharmay Taylor - photo)

Vernon woman celebrates 100th on Cinco de Mayo

May Taylor planed to celebrate the century birthday with a drink or two

Vernon’s May Taylor celebrated her 100th birthday on Tuesday, May 5, with her partner, Marcel, and a handful of relatives at Vernon’s Canada Safeway, who presented the birthday girl with cake, flowers and coffee. (Sharmay Taylor - photo)
Spider-web formations from where an unidentified suspect struck it three times with a golf club Saturday at 2:30 a.m., May 3, can still be seen on the front door of Ebenezer’s in downtown Vernon Sunday. A suspect from the Shuswap is in police custody, facing a variety of charges. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Spike belt subdues smash suspect from Shuswap

Vernon police arrest Salmon Arm man after string of crimes over weekend

Spider-web formations from where an unidentified suspect struck it three times with a golf club Saturday at 2:30 a.m., May 3, can still be seen on the front door of Ebenezer’s in downtown Vernon Sunday. A suspect from the Shuswap is in police custody, facing a variety of charges. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Vernon’s Deagan McMillan of the Delta Hockey Academy Bantam Prep Green squad was chosen in the second round, 25th overall, of the Western Hockey League Bantam Draft Wednesday, April 22, by the Tri-City Americans. (Tri-City Americans - photo)                                Vernon’s Deagan McMillan of the Delta Hockey Academy Bantam Prep Green squad was chosen in the second round, 25th overall, of the Western Hockey League Bantam Draft Wednesday, April 22, by the Tri-City Americans. (Tri-City Americans - photo)

Americans high on Vernon player

Deagan McMillan goes in second round of WHL draft to Tri-City; Warriors claim Vernon’s Cosmo Wilson

Vernon’s Deagan McMillan of the Delta Hockey Academy Bantam Prep Green squad was chosen in the second round, 25th overall, of the Western Hockey League Bantam Draft Wednesday, April 22, by the Tri-City Americans. (Tri-City Americans - photo)                                Vernon’s Deagan McMillan of the Delta Hockey Academy Bantam Prep Green squad was chosen in the second round, 25th overall, of the Western Hockey League Bantam Draft Wednesday, April 22, by the Tri-City Americans. (Tri-City Americans - photo)