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Epicor Software director of customer support Greg Baturin (right) presents a cheque courtesy of Epicor staff for $3,130 to Archway Society for Domestic Peace co-executive director Micki Materi. (Photo submitted)

Vernon software company boots up society donation

Epicor Software staff raise $3,130 for Vernon’s Archway Society for Domestic Peace

Epicor Software director of customer support Greg Baturin (right) presents a cheque courtesy of Epicor staff for $3,130 to Archway Society for Domestic Peace co-executive director Micki Materi. (Photo submitted)
SilverStar has made it to the 10Best USA Today list for ski hills. (Jackson Parker photo)

Vernon ski resort among North America’s finest

SilverStar Mountain finishes at No. 10 among voters at USA Today’s 10Best.com

SilverStar has made it to the 10Best USA Today list for ski hills. (Jackson Parker photo)
The City of Vernon will undertake some infrastructure work in the downtown core this week. (City of Vernon photo)

City of Vernon flushing sewer downtown

Work will run 4 a.m. to 8 a.m. on 31st Street between 28th and 32nd Avenues

The City of Vernon will undertake some infrastructure work in the downtown core this week. (City of Vernon photo)
Monashee Toastmasters Club member Danielle Gordon of Cherryville (right) has earned a place in the latest book and on the cover of renowned speaker Brian Tracy’s new title, Driven. (Photo submitted)

Lumby toastmaster driven to succeed

Cherryville’s Danielle Gordon earns spot in new book from renowned speaker

Monashee Toastmasters Club member Danielle Gordon of Cherryville (right) has earned a place in the latest book and on the cover of renowned speaker Brian Tracy’s new title, Driven. (Photo submitted)
The Okanagan Screen Arts Society has launched a GoFundMe campaign to help save Vernon’s historic Towne Cinema, which opened at its current 30th Avenue location as a dance hall in 1929 and was converted to a movie theatre in 1938. (GoFundMe photo)

Historic Vernon cinema focus of GoFundMe campaign

Okanagan Screen Arts Society launches campaign to help save the Towne Cinema on 30th Avenue

The Okanagan Screen Arts Society has launched a GoFundMe campaign to help save Vernon’s historic Towne Cinema, which opened at its current 30th Avenue location as a dance hall in 1929 and was converted to a movie theatre in 1938. (GoFundMe photo)
Board games, food and coffee remain hits at Marilyn Courtenay’s The Boarding House Café in downtown Vernon as she has successfully maintained her business through the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo submitted)

New Vernon entrepreneurs navigate through COVID times

FILL, Vernon’s refill store, and The Boarding House Café, come up with ways to stay operational

Board games, food and coffee remain hits at Marilyn Courtenay’s The Boarding House Café in downtown Vernon as she has successfully maintained her business through the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo submitted)
Give the gift of a donation to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation’s Light a Bulb campaign this holiday season. (VJHF photo)

Donation to Vernon hospital’s Light a Bulb campaign makes great gift

Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation looking to raise $275,000 for new VJH equipment

Give the gift of a donation to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation’s Light a Bulb campaign this holiday season. (VJHF photo)
A.L. Fortune Secondary in Enderby has reported a case of COVID-19. Potential exposure dates are Sunday, Dec. 13 or Monday, Dec. 14. (Morning Star File photo)

Enderby high school sees case of COVID-19

Member of A.L. Fortune Secondary community tests positive; potential exposure was Dec. 13 or 14

A.L. Fortune Secondary in Enderby has reported a case of COVID-19. Potential exposure dates are Sunday, Dec. 13 or Monday, Dec. 14. (Morning Star File photo)
Vernon Fire Rescue Services responded to a report of smoke in an apartment building resulting from an unattended pot on a stove. The local fire department is using the incident as a safety reminder to residents. (File photo)

Vernon cooking incident serves as fire safety reminder

Unattended pot on stove resulted in smoke in apartment building

Vernon Fire Rescue Services responded to a report of smoke in an apartment building resulting from an unattended pot on a stove. The local fire department is using the incident as a safety reminder to residents. (File photo)
The Silver Star Property Owners Association is pleased with a deal that will see Stargas, the company that has supplied natural gas to the mountain residents for more than 20 years, purchased by FortisBC. (Morning Star file photo)

Vernon resort property owners pleased with gas deal

FortisBC buys Stargas, the company that has supplied Silver Star with natural gas for 20-plus years

The Silver Star Property Owners Association is pleased with a deal that will see Stargas, the company that has supplied natural gas to the mountain residents for more than 20 years, purchased by FortisBC. (Morning Star file photo)
Desert Cove Homeowners Association’s resident recycling elf Jim Horsford helped the association’s annual recycling campaign raise more than $3,400 for the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation’s Light a Bulb campaign. (Photo submitted)

Desert Cove homeowners light up VJHF campaign

Recycling blitz among neighbours raises more than $3,400

Desert Cove Homeowners Association’s resident recycling elf Jim Horsford helped the association’s annual recycling campaign raise more than $3,400 for the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation’s Light a Bulb campaign. (Photo submitted)
UBCO North Okanagan Athletes Brianna Falk (from left), Jordan Korol, Kelsey Falk, Maya Bandy and Maddy Laranjo are among a record 97 UBCO student-athletes named Academic All- Canadians. (UBCO photos)

North Okanagan, Lake Country athletes earn Academic All-Canadian status

Five women from North OK and three athletes from Lake Country among record 97 from UBCO honoured

UBCO North Okanagan Athletes Brianna Falk (from left), Jordan Korol, Kelsey Falk, Maya Bandy and Maddy Laranjo are among a record 97 UBCO student-athletes named Academic All- Canadians. (UBCO photos)
Chief Byron Louis of the Okanagan Indian Band has announced the band’s group of companies has entered into a public-private-community partnership with two firms toward the first Indigenous owned and operated water utility in Canada. (Black Press file photo)

Deal moves Okanagan Indian Band closer to its own water utility operation

Deal with two companies puts band closer to first Indigenous owned and operated water utility

Chief Byron Louis of the Okanagan Indian Band has announced the band’s group of companies has entered into a public-private-community partnership with two firms toward the first Indigenous owned and operated water utility in Canada. (Black Press file photo)
The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is looking into the actions of Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP officers after a woman in handcuffs was injured while being led to police car. (Black Press file photo)

Police watchdog investigating after woman injured during Vernon RCMP arrest

Alleged incident happened Saturday, Dec.12 with woman in handcuffs hurt being led to police car

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is looking into the actions of Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP officers after a woman in handcuffs was injured while being led to police car. (Black Press file photo)
Vernon Winter Carnival directors announce Carnival of the Wild West as the 2021 theme. The 61st annual Carnival will go ahead with COVID protocols squarely in place Feb. 5-14, 2021. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon Winter Carnival saddles up for wild west event

Plans for 61st annual Vernon winter tradition moving ahead with strict COVID protocols in place

Vernon Winter Carnival directors announce Carnival of the Wild West as the 2021 theme. The 61st annual Carnival will go ahead with COVID protocols squarely in place Feb. 5-14, 2021. (Morning Star - file photo)
O’Keefe Ranch has cancelled its annual Christmas Lights Show and announced the closure of the Cattlemen’s Club Restaurant. (Morning Star - file photo)

Historic Spallumcheen ranch cancels Christmas light show, closes restaurant

Cattlemen’s Club Restaurant closed, but owners open anew at Armstrong golf course

O’Keefe Ranch has cancelled its annual Christmas Lights Show and announced the closure of the Cattlemen’s Club Restaurant. (Morning Star - file photo)
Teams in Vernon’s Sky Volleyball Club will soon have a dedicated facility to call their own. Sky Gateway is being built in the new Silver Star Gateway Business Park. (File photo)

Vernon volleyball club building home facility

Sky Volleyball will move to home in Silver Star Gateway Business Park in 2021

Teams in Vernon’s Sky Volleyball Club will soon have a dedicated facility to call their own. Sky Gateway is being built in the new Silver Star Gateway Business Park. (File photo)
Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus, like this mask being won by a Scotch Creek firefighter, are going to be purchased for every CSRD firefighter using funds from the provincial and federal COVID-19 Safe Restart Grant. (Scotch Creek Fire Department photo)

Columbia Shuswap Regional District benefits from COVID grant

Money from province and feds to help with fire protection and tourism

Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus, like this mask being won by a Scotch Creek firefighter, are going to be purchased for every CSRD firefighter using funds from the provincial and federal COVID-19 Safe Restart Grant. (Scotch Creek Fire Department photo)
These two gas outlets on 25th Avenue are among at least three in Vernon selling regular gas for $0.97.9 cents/litre, the cheapest prices in the province. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon still home to cheapest gas

Three outlets selling regular for $0.97.9 cents/litre according to gasbuddy.com

These two gas outlets on 25th Avenue are among at least three in Vernon selling regular gas for $0.97.9 cents/litre, the cheapest prices in the province. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle at the Village Green Shopping Centre in Vernon Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. (Brendan Shykora - Vernon Morning Star)

Pedestrian struck at Vernon mall

Injuries unknown at this time; second pedestrian struck in two days

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle at the Village Green Shopping Centre in Vernon Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. (Brendan Shykora - Vernon Morning Star)