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Due to turbidity in spring run-off, outdoor water restrictions are now in effecct for Grindrod Water customers. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Outdoor restrictions in place for Grindrod Water customers

Turbidity found in the spring run-off leads to restrictions put in place Tuesday, May 17

Due to turbidity in spring run-off, outdoor water restrictions are now in effecct for Grindrod Water customers. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
City of Vernon crews will be crack sealing roads in the northwest area of the city starting Tuesday, May 17. (Facebook photo)

Crack sealing begins on selected Vernon roads

Starting Tuesday, May 17, crews working in northwest section of the city

City of Vernon crews will be crack sealing roads in the northwest area of the city starting Tuesday, May 17. (Facebook photo)
Volunteers from three different groups spent a couple of hours cleaning up RVs, trailers and other garbage from the Noble Canyon Forest Service Road in Lavington Saturday, May 14. (Contributed)

Volunteers clean up popular North Okanagan outdoors spot

Noble Canyon Forest Service Road has burnt trailers, RVs, other garbage removed

Volunteers from three different groups spent a couple of hours cleaning up RVs, trailers and other garbage from the Noble Canyon Forest Service Road in Lavington Saturday, May 14. (Contributed)
The Monday Night Vernon Toastmasters will celebrate the club’s 25th anniversary with a special Burger Bar night Monday, June 6 at the 1516 Pub and Grill on Okanagan Landing Road (formerly The Outboard). (Contributed)

Vernon Toastmasters club reaches milestone

Monday Night Vernon Toastmasters Club to celebrate 25 years Monday, June 6, with special evening

The Monday Night Vernon Toastmasters will celebrate the club’s 25th anniversary with a special Burger Bar night Monday, June 6 at the 1516 Pub and Grill on Okanagan Landing Road (formerly The Outboard). (Contributed)
Vernon Secondary School’s parent advisory committee showed its appreciation to teachers and staff with a special sign, chocolates and engraved wooden hearts for getting students through the pandemic . (Contributed)

Vernon PAC group says thanks to teachers, staff

Vernon Secondary Parent Advisory Committee doles out chocolates, engraved wooden hearts

Vernon Secondary School’s parent advisory committee showed its appreciation to teachers and staff with a special sign, chocolates and engraved wooden hearts for getting students through the pandemic . (Contributed)
The City of Vernon continues its freshet season preparations, and encourages residents to do likewise. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon readies for freshet

Rainfall and seasonal temperatures has the city prepping for the annual spring freshet season

The City of Vernon continues its freshet season preparations, and encourages residents to do likewise. (Morning Star - file photo)
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP hope the public can help them locate missing Vernon teenager Owen Miller, 14. (Contributed)

UPDATE: Missing Vernon teen found safe

A 14-year-old boy was reported missing Monday, May 16, after last being heard from on May 11

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP hope the public can help them locate missing Vernon teenager Owen Miller, 14. (Contributed)
Volunteers will be back at Polson Park Sunday, June 5, for the return of the North Okanagan Hospice Society’s Hike For Hospice fundraiser. (Contributed)

Vernon Hike For Hospice returns

Fundraising event for the North Okanagan Hospice Society slated for Sunday, June 5, at Polson Park

Volunteers will be back at Polson Park Sunday, June 5, for the return of the North Okanagan Hospice Society’s Hike For Hospice fundraiser. (Contributed)
Front exterior view of the Roasted Chicken House restaurant, located at 3208-25th Ave.in 1992, what would today be the Sterling Centre. A Ukrainian restaurant and an eatery featuring tastes of Texas were also housed in the building at different times. (Museum and Archives of Vernon photo #10491)

Vernon history in pictures

Remembering a once popular building that housed several different restaurants over the years

Front exterior view of the Roasted Chicken House restaurant, located at 3208-25th Ave.in 1992, what would today be the Sterling Centre. A Ukrainian restaurant and an eatery featuring tastes of Texas were also housed in the building at different times. (Museum and Archives of Vernon photo #10491)
Katherine Oviatt is the new assistant superintendent with the Vernon School District. (Contributed)

Vernon School District adds assistant superintendent

Katherine Oviatt brings wealth of experience to position ‘long on board’s radar’

Katherine Oviatt is the new assistant superintendent with the Vernon School District. (Contributed)
Vernon’s Oak Child and Youth Advocacy Centre is urging residents of the North Okanagan region to learn more about its services, spread the word and take action. (Contributed)

Vernon centre recognizes Victims and Survivors of Crime week

Oak Child and Youth Advocacy Centre works with community to increase safety and provide services

Vernon’s Oak Child and Youth Advocacy Centre is urging residents of the North Okanagan region to learn more about its services, spread the word and take action. (Contributed)
The Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club's Senior Men's Day event has begun. (Morning Star - file photo)

Spallumcheen Golf Course men’s night results

The latest scores from Tuesday’s action

The Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club's Senior Men's Day event has begun. (Morning Star - file photo)
Anna Fonyo died in Kelowna May 5 at age 88. (Contributed)

Vernon cook, baker, dancer, mother of Marathon of Hope runner, dies at 89

Anna Fonyo and husband operated The Pyrogy House restaurant in 1980s; son Stephen ran across Canada

Anna Fonyo died in Kelowna May 5 at age 88. (Contributed)
The Funtastic Sports Society’s Community Grant Program deadline for applications closes Sunday, May 15. Raffle tickets that support the program are also available, as are tickets to the music festival. The softball tournament and live music returns to the Vernon Army Camp after a two-year pandemic hiatus June 30 - July 3. (Morning Star - file photo)

Applications for Funtastic’s North Okanagan community grants wraps Sunday, May 15

Funtastic has awarded more than $2M in 30-plus years of its grant program; raffle, music tix available

The Funtastic Sports Society’s Community Grant Program deadline for applications closes Sunday, May 15. Raffle tickets that support the program are also available, as are tickets to the music festival. The softball tournament and live music returns to the Vernon Army Camp after a two-year pandemic hiatus June 30 - July 3. (Morning Star - file photo)
Current Vernon Panthers high school football player Ryden Furmanek (left) holds a blocking bag for a prospect as teammate Jace Collar and Panthers coach Angus Reid look on during the Panthers’ first training camp for Grade 6/7 players from the team’s feeder elementary schools Sunday, May 8. (Darren Hove photo)

Vernon Panthers football prospect camp a hit

Current and former players, coaches pleased at success of camp for incoming Grade 8 players

Current Vernon Panthers high school football player Ryden Furmanek (left) holds a blocking bag for a prospect as teammate Jace Collar and Panthers coach Angus Reid look on during the Panthers’ first training camp for Grade 6/7 players from the team’s feeder elementary schools Sunday, May 8. (Darren Hove photo)
The City of Vernon is doing sewer work that includes a temporary closure of part of 39th Avenue. (City of Vernon photo)

Sewer work to close part of Vernon road

39th Avenue between 23rd and 25th Streets will be closed to motorists starting on Thursday, May 12

The City of Vernon is doing sewer work that includes a temporary closure of part of 39th Avenue. (City of Vernon photo)
The Duteau Creek Water Treatment Facility will be supplying Greater Vernon Water customers for the time being as of Wednesday, May 11, after the Kal Lake Water Source was turned off due to turbidity. (Morning Star - file photo)

Greater Vernon Water source switched

Kal Lake source turned off effective Wednesday, May 11; Duteau Creek Water Treatment supplying water

The Duteau Creek Water Treatment Facility will be supplying Greater Vernon Water customers for the time being as of Wednesday, May 11, after the Kal Lake Water Source was turned off due to turbidity. (Morning Star - file photo)
Vernon Fire Rescue Services snuffed a burning debris pile behind the Polson Place Mall Tuesday, May 10, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Burning debris pile snuffed in Vernon

No injuries were reported

Vernon Fire Rescue Services snuffed a burning debris pile behind the Polson Place Mall Tuesday, May 10, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
The Vernon Community Dental Access Centre is among 21 not-for-profit dental clinics receiving government funding to continue helping low-income residents with dental needs. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon community dental clinic gets government support

Total of 21 not-for-profit dental clinics in B.C to receive $2.8 million in funding

The Vernon Community Dental Access Centre is among 21 not-for-profit dental clinics receiving government funding to continue helping low-income residents with dental needs. (Morning Star - file photo)
The Kalavista Boat Launch in the District of Coldstream has officially re-opened on Monday, May 9, following construction. Users are advised, however, the water in Kalamalka Lake is quite shallow and to use at own risk. (File photo)

Kalavista Boat Launch in Coldstream re-opens

Construction completed; water in Kal Lake quite shallow; use at own risk says district

The Kalavista Boat Launch in the District of Coldstream has officially re-opened on Monday, May 9, following construction. Users are advised, however, the water in Kalamalka Lake is quite shallow and to use at own risk. (File photo)