Morning Star Staff

The Okanagan Cup is a four-team B.C. Hockey League exhibition tournament featuring the Vernon Vipers, West Kelowna Warriors, Salmon Arm Silverbacks and Penticton Vees. (BCHL photo)

West Kelowna Warriors complete sweep of Vernon Vipers

Warriors edge Snakes 2-1 as Okanagan Cup BCHL exhibition tournament begins

The Okanagan Cup is a four-team B.C. Hockey League exhibition tournament featuring the Vernon Vipers, West Kelowna Warriors, Salmon Arm Silverbacks and Penticton Vees. (BCHL photo)
The City of Vernon’s Go By Bike challenge will take place virtually from Sept. 28 to Oct. 4, 2020. (Contributed)

Vernon residents encouraged to Go By Bike

Cyclists can earn a chance at a number of prizes during Go By Bike Week

The City of Vernon’s Go By Bike challenge will take place virtually from Sept. 28 to Oct. 4, 2020. (Contributed)
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP was able to track down an alleged assault suspect who reportedly knocked a man in his 60s off a mobility scooter Tuesday, Sept. 20, through use of video surveillance. (File photo)

Vernon man knocked off scooter, allegedly assaulted

Incident in downtown Vernon sees man on a scooter allegedly assaulted by cyclist

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP was able to track down an alleged assault suspect who reportedly knocked a man in his 60s off a mobility scooter Tuesday, Sept. 20, through use of video surveillance. (File photo)
Vernon property tax deadline nears

Vernon property tax deadline nears

Sept. 30 is the deadline to pay without penalty

Vernon property tax deadline nears
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP officers and mascot tended to vehicles at the Vernon location of the Armstrong Regional Co-operative during Fuel Good Day Tuesday, Sept. 15. As a result, the Cops For Kids charitable foundation will receive a portion of the funds collected from the annual event. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Fuel Good Day pumps up North Okanagan-Shuswap charities

Cheques for more than $2,500 handed over to three organizations in annual fundraiser

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP officers and mascot tended to vehicles at the Vernon location of the Armstrong Regional Co-operative during Fuel Good Day Tuesday, Sept. 15. As a result, the Cops For Kids charitable foundation will receive a portion of the funds collected from the annual event. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Suspected human remains found in burned out vehicle on OKIB land

Suspected human remains found in burned out vehicle on OKIB land

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP hand over investigation to Major Crimes

Suspected human remains found in burned out vehicle on OKIB land
The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC has said the RCMP is not responsible for the death of a helmetless motorcycle rider near Grindrod Aug. 30. (Ryan Perdriel - Facebook photo)

RCMP not responsible for death of North Okanagan helmetless motorcycle rider

Independent Investigations Office of BC announces findings into fatal crash near Grindrod Aug. 30

The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC has said the RCMP is not responsible for the death of a helmetless motorcycle rider near Grindrod Aug. 30. (Ryan Perdriel - Facebook photo)
The large and bulky item collection will take place for North Westside Road residents between Oct. 7 and 14. (File photo)

North Westside residents can dispose bulky items

Large household items can be dropped off at North Westside Transfer Station Oct. 7-14

The large and bulky item collection will take place for North Westside Road residents between Oct. 7 and 14. (File photo)
Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP Const. Nick Reimann leads a small group of riders between Vernon and Lake Country during the homecoming stretch of the 20th annual Cops For Kids cycling fundraiser which wrapped up Sunday, Sept. 20, in Kelowna. (Cops For Kids photo)

Cops For Kids ride wraps in Okanagan

No pomp, no circumstance for end of milestone 20th anniversary fundraising bicycle trip

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP Const. Nick Reimann leads a small group of riders between Vernon and Lake Country during the homecoming stretch of the 20th annual Cops For Kids cycling fundraiser which wrapped up Sunday, Sept. 20, in Kelowna. (Cops For Kids photo)
Vernon-based Tolko Industries has entered into a partnership with the Orange Shirt Society to sponsor the organization’s annual art contest. (Orange Shirt Day photo)

Vernon’s Tolko Industries backs Orange Shirt Day contest

Art contest is open to kids from kindergarten to Grade 12

Vernon-based Tolko Industries has entered into a partnership with the Orange Shirt Society to sponsor the organization’s annual art contest. (Orange Shirt Day photo)
The Vernon Vipers are slated to begin their B.C. Hockey League exhibition season with a home-and-home clash against the West Kelowna Warriors Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26 and 27. (Garrett James Photography)

Vernon Vipers announce exhibition schedule

Snakes to play 12 games prior to December against Salmon Arm, West Kelowna and Penticton

The Vernon Vipers are slated to begin their B.C. Hockey League exhibition season with a home-and-home clash against the West Kelowna Warriors Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26 and 27. (Garrett James Photography)
Vernon law courts. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)

Protest planned after Vernon man’s probation conditions lifted

Richard Slobodian had his probation order cancelled in B.C. Provincial Court Sept. 14

Vernon law courts. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)
Travel from Coldstream to Lake Country along Kal Crystal Waters trail

Travel from Coldstream to Lake Country along Kal Crystal Waters trail

Completed extension on Kal Crystal Waters trail uses historic highway

Travel from Coldstream to Lake Country along Kal Crystal Waters trail
A sump pump smoking in the basement of a home near Swan Lake was quickly addressed by firefighters Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Bird evacuated from potential BX home fire

BX-Swan Lake firefighters were called to the home near Swan Lake just after 11 a.m. Thursday

A sump pump smoking in the basement of a home near Swan Lake was quickly addressed by firefighters Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
United Way Southern Interior BC volunteers and partners in Vernon gather at the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club Tuesday, Sept. 15, to package up child safety initiatives for needy families. (United Way - photo)

United Way Southern Interior child safety program expands

Families in need to receive car seats and baby care packages

United Way Southern Interior BC volunteers and partners in Vernon gather at the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club Tuesday, Sept. 15, to package up child safety initiatives for needy families. (United Way - photo)
Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP officer Const. Nick Reimann is again part of the Cops For Kids charity cycle in 2020, raising funds and awareness for needy families. (H. Brust photo)

Vernon officer proud of Cops For Kids work

Const. Nick Reimann now in his seventh year on ride, sits as board director on foundation

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP officer Const. Nick Reimann is again part of the Cops For Kids charity cycle in 2020, raising funds and awareness for needy families. (H. Brust photo)
The City of Vernon has won a national 2020 Sustainable Communities Award for exceptional work in the asset management category. (File photo)

National award for City of Vernon

City captures asset management honour in 2020 Sustainable Communities Awards

The City of Vernon has won a national 2020 Sustainable Communities Award for exceptional work in the asset management category. (File photo)
One person was injured after a golf cart rollover incident at Vernon’s Predator Ridge Resort Sunday, Sept. 13. (File photo)

Person sent to hospital after golf cart rollover at Vernon course

Incident happened at Predator Ridge’s The Ridge course Sunday, Sept. 13

One person was injured after a golf cart rollover incident at Vernon’s Predator Ridge Resort Sunday, Sept. 13. (File photo)
Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP officers confiscated an airsoft pistol from a group of individuals in Polson Park following a weapons complaint Friday, Sept. 11. (File photo)

Vernon police find air pistol following weapons complaint

Incident happened near Polson Park Friday, Sept. 11

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP officers confiscated an airsoft pistol from a group of individuals in Polson Park following a weapons complaint Friday, Sept. 11. (File photo)
This waterfall near Revelstoke was photographed by a Vernon Photography Club member during a recent outing. (Dale Eurich - photo)

Vernon Photography Club clicking along through COVID

Zoom meetings feature critiques, guest speakers

This waterfall near Revelstoke was photographed by a Vernon Photography Club member during a recent outing. (Dale Eurich - photo)