Morning Star Staff

Wildfire smoke from the U.S. can be seen hovering over Coldstream’s Kalamalka Lake looking south Sunday, Sept. 13, at 7 a.m. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

Air quality bulletin still in place for Okanagan

Smoke from U.S. wildfires has made its way north

Wildfire smoke from the U.S. can be seen hovering over Coldstream’s Kalamalka Lake looking south Sunday, Sept. 13, at 7 a.m. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
KingFisher Boats brand director Kaitlyn Van De Cappelle, from left, HR and administration director Sarah Gregory present A&W representatives Patti and Neil Farmer, C.O.O. McMurray Group and vice-president of operations, with a $500 donation to the MS Society of Canada as part of the restaurant’s Buy a Burger, Beat MS fundraiser. (Contributed)

Vernon business gives A&W’s MS fundraiser a boost

KingFisher donates $500 to Buy a Burger, Beat MS campaign last month

KingFisher Boats brand director Kaitlyn Van De Cappelle, from left, HR and administration director Sarah Gregory present A&W representatives Patti and Neil Farmer, C.O.O. McMurray Group and vice-president of operations, with a $500 donation to the MS Society of Canada as part of the restaurant’s Buy a Burger, Beat MS fundraiser. (Contributed)
Remembering Mona: Vernon businesswoman dearly missed by family, friends

Remembering Mona: Vernon businesswoman dearly missed by family, friends

Mona Elliott, longtime co-owner of what is now The Cowboy’s Choice, died Sept. 11, 2010

Remembering Mona: Vernon businesswoman dearly missed by family, friends
A section of Back Enderby Road remains closed until Sept. 11 for the replacement of the Sneesby Creek Culvert. (Township of Spallumcheen photo)

Back Enderby Road project extended in township

Culvert replacement project in Spallumcheen to take another week

A section of Back Enderby Road remains closed until Sept. 11 for the replacement of the Sneesby Creek Culvert. (Township of Spallumcheen photo)
A portion of Tronson Road in Vernon will be reduced to single-lane alternating traffic from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, 2020.

Construction to slow traffic on Vernon’s Tronson Road

The work will take place in the 7200 block from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday

A portion of Tronson Road in Vernon will be reduced to single-lane alternating traffic from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, 2020.
You might find a 1984 Dodge 600 convertible inside at the Village Green Shopping Centre Wednesday, Sept. 16, as the mall has approved the Vintage Car Club of Canada North Okanagan chapter’s request to display some members’ vehicles inside. The club holds an annual fundraising show at the centre’s north-end parking lot every Father’s Day, but the event was cancelled this year due to COVID-19. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon car club show heads indoors

Vintage Car Club of Canada members to display vehicles inside Village Green Shopping Centre Sept. 16

You might find a 1984 Dodge 600 convertible inside at the Village Green Shopping Centre Wednesday, Sept. 16, as the mall has approved the Vintage Car Club of Canada North Okanagan chapter’s request to display some members’ vehicles inside. The club holds an annual fundraising show at the centre’s north-end parking lot every Father’s Day, but the event was cancelled this year due to COVID-19. (Morning Star - file photo)
Vernon councillor Kari Gares takes over from Jane Lister as chairperson of the Vernon and District Community Land Trust’s board of directors. (Kevin Stenhouse photo)

Vernon’s Gares named chair of land trust board

Kari Gares takes over from Jane Lister, who served as chair for 13 years

Vernon councillor Kari Gares takes over from Jane Lister as chairperson of the Vernon and District Community Land Trust’s board of directors. (Kevin Stenhouse photo)
Two Kelowna bike enthusiasts are planning to bring a two-hour film festival on biking to Kelowna, or to the comfort of your own home, as a fundraiser for the Okanagan Rail Trail - Kilometre Zero campaign. (Black Press - file photo)

Film festival boosts Okanagan Rail Trail campaign

Kelowna duo bringing in festival that can be viewed in person or at your home

Two Kelowna bike enthusiasts are planning to bring a two-hour film festival on biking to Kelowna, or to the comfort of your own home, as a fundraiser for the Okanagan Rail Trail - Kilometre Zero campaign. (Black Press - file photo)
A motorist was issued a 90-day driving prohibition and 30-day vehicle impoundment after Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP responded to reports of an erratic driver in Vernon Tuesday, Sept. 8. (File photo)

Motorist in Vernon issued 90-day driving prohibition

RCMP respond to reports of erratic driver; find vehicle and driver after vehicle hit light standard

A motorist was issued a 90-day driving prohibition and 30-day vehicle impoundment after Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP responded to reports of an erratic driver in Vernon Tuesday, Sept. 8. (File photo)
Maurice and Faye Smith celebrate their 57th wedding anniversary, Sept. 7, 2020. (contributed)

From Kolkata to Vernon with love: Smiths celebrate 57 years of bliss

Retired couple enjoying a happy life in Vernon, watching grandchildren grow up

Maurice and Faye Smith celebrate their 57th wedding anniversary, Sept. 7, 2020. (contributed)
The North Okanagan Knights and Kamloops Storm will be joined by the Chase Heat in one of three, three-team Kootenay International Junior Hockey League cohorts when the league starts its 2020-21 season on Nov. 13. (Morning Star file photo)

North Okanagan Knights join Chase, Kamloops in KIJHL cohort

Junior B hockey league announces regular-season structure for Nov. 13 debut

The North Okanagan Knights and Kamloops Storm will be joined by the Chase Heat in one of three, three-team Kootenay International Junior Hockey League cohorts when the league starts its 2020-21 season on Nov. 13. (Morning Star file photo)
One of the most important fundraisers for Vernon’s Allan Brooks Nature Centre is moving online. Residents can participate in the virtual Mega Garage Sale starting Tuesday, Sept. 8. (Photo submitted)

Garage sale enthusiasts can check out virtual Vernon event

Annual Allan Brooks Nature Centre Mega Garage Sale begins online Tuesday, Sept. 8

One of the most important fundraisers for Vernon’s Allan Brooks Nature Centre is moving online. Residents can participate in the virtual Mega Garage Sale starting Tuesday, Sept. 8. (Photo submitted)
George Elliot Secondary grad council Class of 2020 representative Aidan McLane (right) presents $1,000 on behalf of the council to Foundry Kelowna representatives Shari Slattery (from left), Henry the facility dog and CJ LeBlanc. (Photo submitted)

Lake Country grads help fellow youth with donation

George Elliot Secondary Grad Council 2020 donates $1,000 to Foundry Kelowna for youth, mental health

George Elliot Secondary grad council Class of 2020 representative Aidan McLane (right) presents $1,000 on behalf of the council to Foundry Kelowna representatives Shari Slattery (from left), Henry the facility dog and CJ LeBlanc. (Photo submitted)
North Okanagan Knights defenceman Lee Christensen, in a Kootenay International Junior Hockey League game from November 2019 against Princeton, is now a member of the Posse after the team traded him for a player development fee. The Knights also picked up three players from the 100 Mile House Wranglers in the league’s player dispersal draft Saturday, Sept. 5. (Morning Star file photo)

North Okanagan Knights add three in dispersal draft, trade veteran D-man

The KIJHL held draft of players from three teams who have opted out of 2020-21 season

North Okanagan Knights defenceman Lee Christensen, in a Kootenay International Junior Hockey League game from November 2019 against Princeton, is now a member of the Posse after the team traded him for a player development fee. The Knights also picked up three players from the 100 Mile House Wranglers in the league’s player dispersal draft Saturday, Sept. 5. (Morning Star file photo)
Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil returns a shot to Roberto Bautista Agut, of Spain, during the third round of the US Open tennis championships, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil part of Canadian tennis history

Stunning five-set upset of 8th seed propels Pospisil into the fourth round at US Open

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil returns a shot to Roberto Bautista Agut, of Spain, during the third round of the US Open tennis championships, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil has advanced to the second round at the US Open Tennis Championships in New York following a straight-sets win over a German opponent. (AP file photo)

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil moves into second round at US Open

Canadian tennis star scores straight-sets win over German foe in Grand Slam tournament

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil has advanced to the second round at the US Open Tennis Championships in New York following a straight-sets win over a German opponent. (AP file photo)
Three days of public meetings to discuss and share information on a proposed new development at Armstrong’s Royal York Golf Course, including housing and shortening the existing course, are slated for Sept. 10-12. (Facebook photo)

Public set to hear plans for Armstrong golf course

Three days of meetings on proposed development, changes to Royal York course slated for Sept. 10-12

Three days of public meetings to discuss and share information on a proposed new development at Armstrong’s Royal York Golf Course, including housing and shortening the existing course, are slated for Sept. 10-12. (Facebook photo)
A motorcyclist wearing no helmet involved in a crash with a truck near Enderby has died of his injuries. (Ryan Perdriel - Facebook photo)

Motorcyclist who crashed without a helmet dies

Man involved in collision with pickup truck near Enderby dies in hospital of injuries

A motorcyclist wearing no helmet involved in a crash with a truck near Enderby has died of his injuries. (Ryan Perdriel - Facebook photo)
Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP officers and the Police Dog Service unit gathered at a rural property in Spallumcheen Monday, Aug. 31, in an unsuccessful search for a break, enter and theft suspect. (File photo)

Spallumcheen break-and-enter suspect still on loose

Police called after surveillance video showed man on property looking into windows of buildings

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP officers and the Police Dog Service unit gathered at a rural property in Spallumcheen Monday, Aug. 31, in an unsuccessful search for a break, enter and theft suspect. (File photo)
Serious Enderby motorcycle crash sparks probe into police work

Serious Enderby motorcycle crash sparks probe into police work

IIO investigates to determine if motorcyclist’s injuries linked to police action or inaction

Serious Enderby motorcycle crash sparks probe into police work