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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 windows of Ebenezer’s on 29th Avenue in downtown Vernon Sunday. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

WATCH: Shoeless suspect clubs downtown Vernon business door

Golf club-wielding suspect smashes door window at Ebenezer’s

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 windows of Ebenezer’s on 29th Avenue in downtown Vernon Sunday. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Pleasant Valley Sinners (Armstrong) power hitter Averi Gill (7) blasts the ball through the Kalamalka Lakers double block from Chanelle Wilson (12) and Taylor Francks during the North Zone Senior Girls High School AA Volleyball championships in November 2019. Gill will continue her career at the college level, having signed with the Olds College (Alberta) Broncos. (Morning Star - file photo)

Armstrong’s Gill looks to breathe new life into Broncos

Averi Gill of PVSS will continue her volleyball career at Olds College in Alberta

Pleasant Valley Sinners (Armstrong) power hitter Averi Gill (7) blasts the ball through the Kalamalka Lakers double block from Chanelle Wilson (12) and Taylor Francks during the North Zone Senior Girls High School AA Volleyball championships in November 2019. Gill will continue her career at the college level, having signed with the Olds College (Alberta) Broncos. (Morning Star - file photo)
Vernon’s Maggie MacPherson is a photojournalist with CBC Vancouver who recently captured the top Personality award in the 13th annual National Pictures of the Year competition. (Elena Sarasom photo)

Vernon photojournalist captures national honour

Maggie MacPherson and fellow CBC Vancouver colleague win at National Pictures of the Year

Vernon’s Maggie MacPherson is a photojournalist with CBC Vancouver who recently captured the top Personality award in the 13th annual National Pictures of the Year competition. (Elena Sarasom photo)
Former Vernon Safe Communities Unit and RCMP member Terry Pakenham is being remember as a kind, gentle man. Pakenham died April 24 at age 68. (Photos submitted)

Tributes flow for former Vernon Safe Communities Unit manager

Terry Pakenham died April 24 at age 68; big believer in community collaboration

Former Vernon Safe Communities Unit and RCMP member Terry Pakenham is being remember as a kind, gentle man. Pakenham died April 24 at age 68. (Photos submitted)
The storied senior lacrosse rivalry between the Armstrong Shamrocks and Vernon Tigers, reborn in 2019 with the return of the Tigers to the Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League, has been shelved for at least one season. The TOSLL is cancelling its 2020 season due to COVID-19. (Morning Star - file photo)

Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League cancels season

Armstrong Shamrocks and Vernon Tigers join Kelowna and Kamloops in unanimous decision

The storied senior lacrosse rivalry between the Armstrong Shamrocks and Vernon Tigers, reborn in 2019 with the return of the Tigers to the Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League, has been shelved for at least one season. The TOSLL is cancelling its 2020 season due to COVID-19. (Morning Star - file photo)
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)

Thor the dog a viral Vernon sensation

Local photographer snaps shots of pooch, shares amid COVID-19 for smiles

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)
City of Armstrong residents will get an amended 2020 tax budget after council deliberated on further staff recommendations Monday, April 27. (Morning Star - file photo)

Armstrong cuts more than $100K from city budget

City edits budget to avoid tax hike amid COVID-19

City of Armstrong residents will get an amended 2020 tax budget after council deliberated on further staff recommendations Monday, April 27. (Morning Star - file photo)
The Vernon Visitor Information Centre’s operating contract expires Thursday, April 30, and will not be renewed for the time being. (Google photo)

Vernon visitor’s centre contract not renewed

Temporary closure expands; no staff available as of May 1; requests for proposals cancelled

The Vernon Visitor Information Centre’s operating contract expires Thursday, April 30, and will not be renewed for the time being. (Google photo)
Spallumcheen resident Terry Paull is unhappy with the township’s brushing program, saying the machine is damaging not only brush but roads as well. (Photo submitted)

Spallumcheen brushing program draws resident’s ire

Man says the township’s program is damaging roads

Spallumcheen resident Terry Paull is unhappy with the township’s brushing program, saying the machine is damaging not only brush but roads as well. (Photo submitted)
The Armstrong Dance Academy has announced it’s closing due to COVID-19. (Camillia Courts photo)

Armstrong Dance Academy takes final bow

COVID-19 leads to closing of popular studio after 14 years

The Armstrong Dance Academy has announced it’s closing due to COVID-19. (Camillia Courts photo)
A Piscine Energetics trawl vessel broke free of its anchor in Okanagan Lake during heavy winds Saturday, April 25, and ended up near Kin Beach. (David Sutch photo)

Vernon shrimp boat breaks free of anchor

Trawl vessel belonging to Piscine Energetics ends up near Kin Beach

A Piscine Energetics trawl vessel broke free of its anchor in Okanagan Lake during heavy winds Saturday, April 25, and ended up near Kin Beach. (David Sutch photo)
B.C. Wildfire crew is working on a fire east of Enderby that started Saturday afternoon. (BC Wildfire Maps photo)

Enderby wildfire considered held

Blaze is between two and five hectares in size, three kilometres east of the city…

B.C. Wildfire crew is working on a fire east of Enderby that started Saturday afternoon. (BC Wildfire Maps photo)
This goose family went for a leisurely stroll down Vernon’s Main Street Saturday, April 25. (Dave Deshane photo)

WATCH: Geese check out Main Street in Vernon

Family out for casual stroll along downtown Vernon sidewalks

This goose family went for a leisurely stroll down Vernon’s Main Street Saturday, April 25. (Dave Deshane photo)
Former Vernon Vipers defenceman Cameron Trott may be looking for a new university hockey team after the men’s and women’s hockey programs at the University of Lethbridge were disbanded due to budget restraints. (Morning Star - file photo)

Hockey program elimination impacts Vernon Vipers alum

D-man Cameron Trott was in third year at U. of Lethbridge, which eliminated men’s and women’s teams

Former Vernon Vipers defenceman Cameron Trott may be looking for a new university hockey team after the men’s and women’s hockey programs at the University of Lethbridge were disbanded due to budget restraints. (Morning Star - file photo)
Decorative rock from the side of Vernon’s Catherine Gardens at Schubert Centre complex came crashing down Monday evening, April 20. Nobody was injured. (Photo submitted)

Decorative rock tumbles from Vernon complex

Nobody injured Monday evening as rock falls off side of Catherine Gardens building downtown

Decorative rock from the side of Vernon’s Catherine Gardens at Schubert Centre complex came crashing down Monday evening, April 20. Nobody was injured. (Photo submitted)
OK Tire Full Automotive Repairs Lumby, B.C.’s owners have donated $10,000 worth of in-kind services to help beautify and make safer the Lumby Bike Park at the west entrance to the village. (Kevin Acton photo)

Lumby bike park gets facelift thanks to village company

OK Tire Full Automotive Repairs Lumby, B.C. donates $10,000 of in-kind product and service to park

OK Tire Full Automotive Repairs Lumby, B.C.’s owners have donated $10,000 worth of in-kind services to help beautify and make safer the Lumby Bike Park at the west entrance to the village. (Kevin Acton photo)
Vernon-Monashee MLA Eric Foster is a native Nova Scotian, left numb by Sunday’s mass shooting that became the worst in Canadian history with at least 19 people dead. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon-Monashee MLA’s heart with home province in wake of mass shooting

Eric Foster, native of Dartmouth, left numb by violence that killed at least 19 people

Vernon-Monashee MLA Eric Foster is a native Nova Scotian, left numb by Sunday’s mass shooting that became the worst in Canadian history with at least 19 people dead. (Morning Star - file photo)
Armstrong council has extended a challenge to staff to see if it can bring back a budget with zero tax increases to help residents through the COVID-19 crisis. (Morning Star - file photo)

City of Armstrong staff challenged to amend budget

Council tasks staff with seeing if they can bring back approved budget with zero increases

Armstrong council has extended a challenge to staff to see if it can bring back a budget with zero tax increases to help residents through the COVID-19 crisis. (Morning Star - file photo)
City of Armstrong discusses waste collection proposals

City of Armstrong discusses waste collection proposals

Public is encouraged to send requests, information and questions to the city as part of discussions

City of Armstrong discusses waste collection proposals
Driver snuffs out small garbage truck fire in Coldstream
Driver snuffs out small garbage truck fire in Coldstream