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Vernon Magnums quarterback Brock Warner (second from right) prepares to hand off the football to Boston Ciccone (4) in the Southern Interior Football Conference semifinal against West Kelowna Junior Sun Green Saturday, Nov.14, in West Kelowna. The Magnums routed West Kelowna 40-6 to advance to the championship final. (Photo submitted)

Vernon Magnums romp to Peewee football final

Vernon crushes West Kelowna Junior Sun Green 40-6 in semifinal play on a snow-covered West K field

Vernon Magnums quarterback Brock Warner (second from right) prepares to hand off the football to Boston Ciccone (4) in the Southern Interior Football Conference semifinal against West Kelowna Junior Sun Green Saturday, Nov.14, in West Kelowna. The Magnums routed West Kelowna 40-6 to advance to the championship final. (Photo submitted)
Turning Points Collaborative Society praised a new Vernon resident, Hannah, for her generous donation of 15 new sleeping bags Nov. 9, 2020. “This donation was made possible thanks to a North America-wide project called the Garden Outreach Initiative, which is organized through the Williamsburg Christadelphian Foundation,” TPCS said. (Facebook)

New Vernon resident donates sleeping bags to homeless

Turning Points Collaborative Society praises new resident for generous donation ahead of winter

Turning Points Collaborative Society praised a new Vernon resident, Hannah, for her generous donation of 15 new sleeping bags Nov. 9, 2020. “This donation was made possible thanks to a North America-wide project called the Garden Outreach Initiative, which is organized through the Williamsburg Christadelphian Foundation,” TPCS said. (Facebook)
Greater Vernon Recreation Services’ fall volleyball leagues have begun play. (File photo)

Vernon adult volleyball league action continues

Weekly stats from Greater Vernon Recreation Services’ fall leagues

Greater Vernon Recreation Services’ fall volleyball leagues have begun play. (File photo)
Vernon-based Tolko Industries has announced a joint 50-50 partnership with the Jasper Lumber Company of Jasper, Alabama. (File photo)

Vernon lumber company partners with Alabama facility

Tolko Industries has announced 50-50 partnership with company in Jasper, Ala.

Vernon-based Tolko Industries has announced a joint 50-50 partnership with the Jasper Lumber Company of Jasper, Alabama. (File photo)
Old Friends Canada volunteers Susan and Joelle with 20-year-old Haley, whose owner died and left him homeless. But thanks to Old Friends, Haley loves his new forever home. (Contributed)

Lake Country’s old horses benefit from unique fundraiser

Final days to support Horsey Ladies Okanagan’s fundraiser

Old Friends Canada volunteers Susan and Joelle with 20-year-old Haley, whose owner died and left him homeless. But thanks to Old Friends, Haley loves his new forever home. (Contributed)
The Kamloops Storm (dark jerseys) spoiled the North Okanagan Knights’ Kootenay International Junior Hockey League regular-season home opener Sunday, Nov. 15, with a 3-2 overtime win at Armstrong’s Nor-Val Sports Centre. (Morning Star - file photo)

Storm spoil North Okanagan Knights’ home opener

Kamloops scores 3-2 overtime win Sunday, Nov. 15, at Nor-Val Sports Centre

The Kamloops Storm (dark jerseys) spoiled the North Okanagan Knights’ Kootenay International Junior Hockey League regular-season home opener Sunday, Nov. 15, with a 3-2 overtime win at Armstrong’s Nor-Val Sports Centre. (Morning Star - file photo)
Part of the volunteer work put in by members of the Armstrong Spallumcheen Trails Society in 2020 included clearing the trails in the Thomas Hayes system in Spallumcheen. The society will hold its annual general meeting Tuesday, Nov. 24. (ASTS photo)

North Okanagan trails group set for AGM

Armstrong Spallumcheen Trails Society calls 2020 ‘amazing year,’ even through pandemic

Part of the volunteer work put in by members of the Armstrong Spallumcheen Trails Society in 2020 included clearing the trails in the Thomas Hayes system in Spallumcheen. The society will hold its annual general meeting Tuesday, Nov. 24. (ASTS photo)
North Okanagan Knights goalie Jacob Dubinsky made 28 saves in his KIJHL debut, but it wasn’t enough as Dubinsky and the North Okanagan Knights fell 7-5 to the Heat in Chase in North Okanagan’s regular-season opener Saturday, Nov. 14. (Twitter photo)

Chase Heat rally past North Okanagan Knights

Hometown Heat score three times in final 14 minutes for 7-5 KIJHL win

North Okanagan Knights goalie Jacob Dubinsky made 28 saves in his KIJHL debut, but it wasn’t enough as Dubinsky and the North Okanagan Knights fell 7-5 to the Heat in Chase in North Okanagan’s regular-season opener Saturday, Nov. 14. (Twitter photo)
First World War internment prisoners heap their baggage onto a truck, prior to departure from Vernon train station, February 27, 1919. The story of Canada’s first internment camps from 1914-1920 is told in the film That Never Happened, which will be screened by Zoom by the Vernon and District Family History Society Wednesday, Nov. 18. (Greater Vernon Museum and Archives, Photo No. 25372).

Vernon internment camp part of family history society film screening

First World War camp at what is now Seaton Secondary part of film That Never Happened

First World War internment prisoners heap their baggage onto a truck, prior to departure from Vernon train station, February 27, 1919. The story of Canada’s first internment camps from 1914-1920 is told in the film That Never Happened, which will be screened by Zoom by the Vernon and District Family History Society Wednesday, Nov. 18. (Greater Vernon Museum and Archives, Photo No. 25372).
Lake Country’s O’Rourke’s Peak Cellars is applying to the District of Lake Country to expand its indoor and outdoor food and beverage service areas. (Jon Adrian Photo/orourkespeakcellars.com)

Lake Country winery’s expansion plan opposed by agriculture, health ministry

O’Rourke’s Peak Cellars has sent a non-farm-use application to Lake Country council

Lake Country’s O’Rourke’s Peak Cellars is applying to the District of Lake Country to expand its indoor and outdoor food and beverage service areas. (Jon Adrian Photo/orourkespeakcellars.com)
Lincoln Lanes had some stellar games in league play over the past week. (Morning Star file photo)

Vernon bowlers of the week and other lane highlights

Weekly numbers, averages, high games and other pertinent stats from Vernon’s Lincoln Lanes

Lincoln Lanes had some stellar games in league play over the past week. (Morning Star file photo)
Vernon’s Chris Fehr (left) has been reported as missing by family and friends to RCMP. He is said to have gone camping with his truck and trailer (right) near Mabel Lake. Fehr was last heard from Nov. 8 and was to be home the following day. (Facebook photos)

UPDATE: Missing Vernon man found safe

Chris Fehr was last heard from Nov. 8

Vernon’s Chris Fehr (left) has been reported as missing by family and friends to RCMP. He is said to have gone camping with his truck and trailer (right) near Mabel Lake. Fehr was last heard from Nov. 8 and was to be home the following day. (Facebook photos)
Greater Vernon Recreation Services’ fall volleyball leagues have begun play. (File photo)

Vernon adult volleyball league action continues

Weekly stats from Greater Vernon Recreation Services’ fall leagues

Greater Vernon Recreation Services’ fall volleyball leagues have begun play. (File photo)
Horse Drawn Okanagan is cancelling its popular Christmas sleigh rides due to COVID-19. (Photo submitted)

COVID-19 rules cancel Armstrong Christmas sleigh rides

Horse Drawn Okanagan vows to be back in 2021

Horse Drawn Okanagan is cancelling its popular Christmas sleigh rides due to COVID-19. (Photo submitted)
The Baxter Bridge at the north end of Trinity Valley Road east of Enderby has been closed to traffic other than small emergency vehicles and pedestrians by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure because of serious structural issues. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Bridge east of Enderby closed due to structural issues

Baxter Bridge at north end of Trinity Valley Road allows pedestrians and small emergency vehicles

The Baxter Bridge at the north end of Trinity Valley Road east of Enderby has been closed to traffic other than small emergency vehicles and pedestrians by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure because of serious structural issues. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP successfully dealt with a person in crisis on a rooftop Sunday, Nov. 8. (Black Press Media file)

Vernon Mounties make rooftop arrest

Individual found to be in state of crisis; officers de-escalate tense situation

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP successfully dealt with a person in crisis on a rooftop Sunday, Nov. 8. (Black Press Media file)
Vernon Magnums’ Boston Ciccone carries a Kelowna Junior Sun Grey defender with him into the endzone during Vernon’s 24-6 Southern Interior Football Conference Peewee Division clash in West Kelowna Saturday, Nov. 7. The win clinched first place in the division for the Magnums. (Photo submitted)

Vernon Magnums lock up first place

A 24-6 road win in Kelowna gives Peewee football squad first place in the SIFC

Vernon Magnums’ Boston Ciccone carries a Kelowna Junior Sun Grey defender with him into the endzone during Vernon’s 24-6 Southern Interior Football Conference Peewee Division clash in West Kelowna Saturday, Nov. 7. The win clinched first place in the division for the Magnums. (Photo submitted)
Penticton Vees goalie Kaeden Lane (left) and Vernon Vipers forward Tyler Carpendale keep their eyes on the puck during Penticton’s 4-0 B.C. Hockey League Okanagan Cup exhibition tournament win Friday, Nov. 6, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)

Hockey continues for Vernon Vipers

BC Hockey League cancels games involving Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Langley and Surrey re, COVID rules

Penticton Vees goalie Kaeden Lane (left) and Vernon Vipers forward Tyler Carpendale keep their eyes on the puck during Penticton’s 4-0 B.C. Hockey League Okanagan Cup exhibition tournament win Friday, Nov. 6, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)
The bridge on Trinity Valley Road between Miska Road and Frederick Road east of Enderby is closed due to an emergency. The bulletin was put out by AIM Roads late Monday afternoon. There is no estimated time of reopening. Check DriveBC for updates. (Photo submitted)

Bridge east of Enderby closed due to emergency

Trinity Valley Road between Miska Road and Frederick Road closed in both directions

The bridge on Trinity Valley Road between Miska Road and Frederick Road east of Enderby is closed due to an emergency. The bulletin was put out by AIM Roads late Monday afternoon. There is no estimated time of reopening. Check DriveBC for updates. (Photo submitted)
City of Vernon financial services director Debra Law (left) accepts the Government Finance Officers Association’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2020 budget from Mayor Victor Cumming. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Solid budgeting leads to major award for City of Vernon

City earns the Government Finance Officers Association’s Distinguished Budget Presentation honour

City of Vernon financial services director Debra Law (left) accepts the Government Finance Officers Association’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2020 budget from Mayor Victor Cumming. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)