Morning Star Staff

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
Put gas in your vehicle at any of three North Okanagan-Shuswap Armstrrong Regional Co-op gas bars on Fuel Good Day, and you’ll be helping local charities and non-profits. (Photo submitted)

Fuel Good Day supports North Okanagan-Shuswap charities

The Armstrong Regional Co-op hosts its annual Fuel Good Day Tuesday, Sept. 15

Put gas in your vehicle at any of three North Okanagan-Shuswap Armstrrong Regional Co-op gas bars on Fuel Good Day, and you’ll be helping local charities and non-profits. (Photo submitted)
Enderby’s Starlight Drive-In is among the top-11 drive-in theatres in Canada, according to Reader’s Digest. (Facebook photo)

National spotlight for Enderby theatre

Starlight Drive-In named one of Canada’s top-11 such theatres by Reader’s Digest

Enderby’s Starlight Drive-In is among the top-11 drive-in theatres in Canada, according to Reader’s Digest. (Facebook photo)
Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil begins play Tuesday, Sept. 1, against a German opponent at the US Open Tennis Championships in New York. (Tennis Canada File)

Vernon tennis star takes aim at US Open

Vasek Pospisil begins singles play Tuesday, Sept. 1, against a German opponent

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil begins play Tuesday, Sept. 1, against a German opponent at the US Open Tennis Championships in New York. (Tennis Canada File)
Installation of culverts on Spallumcheen’s Eagle Rock Road will result in a road closure at Simons Road for more than two weeks beginning Sept. 2. (Township of Spallumcheen photo)

Township of Spallumcheen closing local road for culvert installation

Work on Eagle Rock Road begins Wednesday, Sept. 2

Installation of culverts on Spallumcheen’s Eagle Rock Road will result in a road closure at Simons Road for more than two weeks beginning Sept. 2. (Township of Spallumcheen photo)
Drivers along 28 Avenue and 42 Street in Vernon may experience delays as crews work on renewing a sanitary utility starting next week, the city said Aug. 26, 2020. (Submitted photo)

Traffic delays expected as more road work to start in Vernon

City crews to renew sanitary utility along 28 Ave. and 42 St. starting next week

Drivers along 28 Avenue and 42 Street in Vernon may experience delays as crews work on renewing a sanitary utility starting next week, the city said Aug. 26, 2020. (Submitted photo)
United Way Southern Interior BC volunteers and staff have helped invest more than $1.3 million in 90+charities in the region to support people affected by the coronavirus. (United Way SIBC photo)

United Way supports Okanagan charities

United Way Southern Interior BC invests more than $1 million with 90+ regional groups

United Way Southern Interior BC volunteers and staff have helped invest more than $1.3 million in 90+charities in the region to support people affected by the coronavirus. (United Way SIBC photo)
The A&W Vernon Mixed Slo-Pitch League canceled its 2020 season amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and now the Vernon Coed Slopitch League has canceled its annual fall season due to the coronavirus. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon Coed Slopitch League cancels fall season

Annual fall league hoped to return to fields after spring session was wiped out due to COVID-19

The A&W Vernon Mixed Slo-Pitch League canceled its 2020 season amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and now the Vernon Coed Slopitch League has canceled its annual fall season due to the coronavirus. (Morning Star - file photo)
Residents of Armstrong may face Stage 3 water restrictions if they don’t watch their current consumption, as the city’s drinking water supply is being strained. (Black Press - file photo)

Watch your water use, Armstrong: City

Residents could face Stage 3 restrictions if consumption levels aren’t reduced

Residents of Armstrong may face Stage 3 water restrictions if they don’t watch their current consumption, as the city’s drinking water supply is being strained. (Black Press - file photo)
Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming (from left), Justin Vanderham of Three Per Cent Realty, Cindy Masters of the Vernon and District Land Trust Society, Bruno Carneiro of Faction Projects, Don Dudgeon of Cardan Enterprises and City of Vernon councillor Kari Gares break ground Tuesday, Aug. 18, on a new 12-home affordable housing facility in the 4000 block of Pleasant Valley Road. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon soon to be home for more affordable housing

Ground officially broken on 12-unit project in 4000 block of Pleasant Valley Road

Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming (from left), Justin Vanderham of Three Per Cent Realty, Cindy Masters of the Vernon and District Land Trust Society, Bruno Carneiro of Faction Projects, Don Dudgeon of Cardan Enterprises and City of Vernon councillor Kari Gares break ground Tuesday, Aug. 18, on a new 12-home affordable housing facility in the 4000 block of Pleasant Valley Road. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Vernon’s Ryan Vest of Predator Ridge Resort finished in a tie for fourth place in a field of 80 at the B.C. Juvenile Boy’s Golf Championships at the Cowichan Golf Club on Vancouver Island. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon golfer records top-5 finish at B.C. Juvenile Boy’s championships

Ryan Vest of Predator Ridge was 13 shots behind the winner; Braxton McDonald ties for 17th

Vernon’s Ryan Vest of Predator Ridge Resort finished in a tie for fourth place in a field of 80 at the B.C. Juvenile Boy’s Golf Championships at the Cowichan Golf Club on Vancouver Island. (Morning Star - file photo)
The Southeast District’s Major Crimes Unit of the RCMP has taken the investigative lead into the death of an Enderby man. (Black Press - file photo)

Major Crime Unit takes over Enderby homicide investigation

Man, 46, dies from injuries days after being admitted to hospital with serious injuries

The Southeast District’s Major Crimes Unit of the RCMP has taken the investigative lead into the death of an Enderby man. (Black Press - file photo)
Coldstream’s Vaea Verbeeck cuddles the women’s overall championship trophy she won Friday, Aug. 14, for the CLIF Crankworx Mountain Bike Summer Series at Sun Peaks Resort near Kamloops. (Chris Pilling photo)

Coldstream rider captures mountain bike summer series title

Vaea Verbeeck wins final air downhill event near Kamloops to claim women’s overall championship

Coldstream’s Vaea Verbeeck cuddles the women’s overall championship trophy she won Friday, Aug. 14, for the CLIF Crankworx Mountain Bike Summer Series at Sun Peaks Resort near Kamloops. (Chris Pilling photo)
Brian Jones and his dog Kalvin are all smiles (well, Brian is smiling, not sure about Kalvin) as they take part in the ninth annual Doggie Duathlon Sunday, Aug. 9, at Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park in Coldstream. (Kiss The Monkey Photography)

PHOTOS: Dogs, er, sniff out competition with owners at annual Coldstream competition

Pooch Partners Doggie Duathlon features owners walking their dogs, then finishing with swim

Brian Jones and his dog Kalvin are all smiles (well, Brian is smiling, not sure about Kalvin) as they take part in the ninth annual Doggie Duathlon Sunday, Aug. 9, at Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park in Coldstream. (Kiss The Monkey Photography)
Men’s Night goes every Tuesday at the Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club with a chance to win prizes. (Morning Star - file photo)

Spall golfers sizzle

Countback needed to determine low gross winner in first flight

Men’s Night goes every Tuesday at the Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club with a chance to win prizes. (Morning Star - file photo)
Lumby’s Rusty Spur Tack, Feed & Pet store has opened a second location on Cliff Avenue in Enderby. The store’s grand opening was Saturday, Aug. 15. (Photo submitted)

Lumby tack store opens new Enderby location

The Rusty Spur Tack, Feed and Pet opened on Cliff Avenue Saturday, Aug. 15

Lumby’s Rusty Spur Tack, Feed & Pet store has opened a second location on Cliff Avenue in Enderby. The store’s grand opening was Saturday, Aug. 15. (Photo submitted)
Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP say Ontario resident Shelly Altman, last seen near Falkland on Friday, Aug. 14, has been found safe. (RCMP photo)

UPDATED: Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP say missing Ontario woman found safe

Shelly Altman, 63, had last been seen near Falkland on Friday, Aug. 14

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP say Ontario resident Shelly Altman, last seen near Falkland on Friday, Aug. 14, has been found safe. (RCMP photo)
Interior view of the barracks at Camp Vernon in the spring of 1941. There are no cadets at the Vernon Army Camp this summer due to COVID-19. 
(Greater Vernon Museum and Archives #31371 photo)

Vernon history in pictures

Nearly 80 years ago, the Vernon Army Camp was prepping for the arrival of soldiers to be trained

Interior view of the barracks at Camp Vernon in the spring of 1941. There are no cadets at the Vernon Army Camp this summer due to COVID-19. 
(Greater Vernon Museum and Archives #31371 photo)
Armstrong’s 121st annual Interior Provincial Exhibition is cancelled for 2020 but the board is making plans for 2021 and hosting some special events in conjunction with the fair. (Morning Star - file photo)

Armstrong’s IPE hosts special events in COVID-19 ‘gap year’

Progressive 50/50 draw, colouring contest sponsored by IPE; plans going ahead for 2021

Armstrong’s 121st annual Interior Provincial Exhibition is cancelled for 2020 but the board is making plans for 2021 and hosting some special events in conjunction with the fair. (Morning Star - file photo)