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A jack-knifed semi-truck on Highway 97 in Lake Country caused some delays and detours for motorists Thursday afternoon. (Nicole Swanson photo)

Jack-knifed logging truck jams Lake Country traffic

Highway 97 delays and detours Thursday afternoon

A jack-knifed semi-truck on Highway 97 in Lake Country caused some delays and detours for motorists Thursday afternoon. (Nicole Swanson photo)
Beairsto Elementary students created self-portraits which were displayed at the Vernon Public Art Gallery last year to showcase the different faces of the community. (Video still)

VIDEO: Anti-racism efforts mounting in Vernon

Two community engagement sessions on race-based data collection coming up next week

Beairsto Elementary students created self-portraits which were displayed at the Vernon Public Art Gallery last year to showcase the different faces of the community. (Video still)
A 35-unit affordable housing development has broken ground for Indigenous peoples near the Okanagan Landing Plaza. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Affordable Indigenous housing breaks ground in Vernon

35-unit complex under construction next to existing 38-unit building

A 35-unit affordable housing development has broken ground for Indigenous peoples near the Okanagan Landing Plaza. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Chris and Andrea Chalmers were among approximately 20 brave people who dared to take a dip in Okanagan Lake at Pebble Beach in Lake Country Jan. 1, 2022. (Charlee Chalmers photo)

Water ‘warmer than outside’ for Lake Country Polar Bear Dip

More than 20 people turned out to Pebble Beach for a chilly dip into the new year

Chris and Andrea Chalmers were among approximately 20 brave people who dared to take a dip in Okanagan Lake at Pebble Beach in Lake Country Jan. 1, 2022. (Charlee Chalmers photo)
Building spotted floating down the Fraser River past Maple Ridge. (Facebook/Special to The News)
Building spotted floating down the Fraser River past Maple Ridge. (Facebook/Special to The News)
The City of Vernon is urging drivers to be cautious with the forecast calling for 10 to 20 cm of snow Wednesday night, Jan. 5, 2022. (Vernon North Okanagan RCMP photo)

Caution urged for Vernon drivers with more snow on the way

10 to 20 cm of snow is expected across the Okanagan

The City of Vernon is urging drivers to be cautious with the forecast calling for 10 to 20 cm of snow Wednesday night, Jan. 5, 2022. (Vernon North Okanagan RCMP photo)
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP. (Morning Star file photo)

Arrest made in Vernon break and enters, vehicle theft

39-year-old charged with two counts of break and enter

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP. (Morning Star file photo)
Members of the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are investigating the scene of a sudden death downtown. (Jennifer Smith/Morning Star)

UPDATE: Downtown Vernon sudden death deemed suspicious

The intersection of 33rd Street and 32nd Ave was closed to foot and vehicle traffic for several hours

Members of the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are investigating the scene of a sudden death downtown. (Jennifer Smith/Morning Star)
Heaton Place seniors enjoyed an array of activities in 20201. (Carrie O’Neill photo)

Armstrong seniors see through challenges of 2021

Heaton Place Retirement Residence celebrates adversity of staff and residents

Heaton Place seniors enjoyed an array of activities in 20201. (Carrie O’Neill photo)
A Pixton Road home in Lake Country is the second most expensive valued residence in the region at $13.5 million. (BC Assessment photo)

Kelowna, Lake Country home to some of B.C.’s top priced real estate

Six Okanagan properties made the top 500 list, while assessments rose 30-40 per cent across the region

A Pixton Road home in Lake Country is the second most expensive valued residence in the region at $13.5 million. (BC Assessment photo)
New mask rules will apply at School District 83 schools in 2022. (File Photo)

North Okanagan-Shuswap schools change mask rules in effort to get ahead of Omicron

School District 83 Superintendent Donna Kriger asked people to work together to keep schools open

New mask rules will apply at School District 83 schools in 2022. (File Photo)
Police are on scene of a dump truck on fire on Lougheed Highway.
Police are on scene of a dump truck on fire on Lougheed Highway.
Bullet holes are marked on the window and front of a 24th Avenue condo in Vernon, following a Jan. 2 shooting. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

First shooting of 2022 in notorious Vernon neighbourhood

24th Avenue home shot at multiple times Jan. 2

Bullet holes are marked on the window and front of a 24th Avenue condo in Vernon, following a Jan. 2 shooting. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Ryan Price, who grew up in Vernon, has been missing from Burnaby since Dec. 20. (RCMP photos)

UPDATE: Missing Burnaby man who grew up in Vernon found

25-year-old Ryan Price located according to RCMP

Ryan Price, who grew up in Vernon, has been missing from Burnaby since Dec. 20. (RCMP photos)
A fire was ignited in Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park Monday, Jan. 3, 2022. (Submitted photo)

UPDATE: Fire sparked in snow-covered Kal Park forest near Vernon

Hikers discovered small fire in Coldstream provincial park

A fire was ignited in Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park Monday, Jan. 3, 2022. (Submitted photo)
Lake Country firefighters helped deliver a healthy newborn baby Thursday, Jan. 21, 2020. (Pixabay)

Okanagan’s first baby girl of 2022 born in Vernon

Baby girl born Jan. 1 at Vernon Jubilee Hospital, first baby, and boy, born in Kelowna

Lake Country firefighters helped deliver a healthy newborn baby Thursday, Jan. 21, 2020. (Pixabay)
Lois Carson Dickinson captured the majestic mountain goat in her element on Winter Solstice. (Lois Carson Dickinson)

PHOTOS: South Okanagan wildlife embrace winter’s chill

Local photographers capture stunning pics of South Okanagan wildlife enjoying winter

Lois Carson Dickinson captured the majestic mountain goat in her element on Winter Solstice. (Lois Carson Dickinson)
City Furniture and Appliances Vernon employees (left to right) Manpreet Singh Sidhu, Alexander Schoepp and Justin Sharma in their Vernon store. (Submitted photo)

Vernon business makes the most of immigration pilot program

City Furniture and Appliances Vernon used the RNIP program to hire three immigrant employees

City Furniture and Appliances Vernon employees (left to right) Manpreet Singh Sidhu, Alexander Schoepp and Justin Sharma in their Vernon store. (Submitted photo)
Thieves broke into a Canada Post mailbox in Lake Country Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022. (Jamie Lynn/Facebook)

Thieves break into Lake Country mailboxes

Contents were stolen from mailboxes in the Ponderosa Drive and Old Mission Road area

Thieves broke into a Canada Post mailbox in Lake Country Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022. (Jamie Lynn/Facebook)
Students at BX Elementary School whose parents are essential workers will be able to attend school starting Jan. 4, 2022. Classes have been delayed one week while the school district assesses the impact of the Omicron variant. (Michael Hintringer photo/courtesy SD22)

Children of essential workers can go to Vernon schools next week; classes delayed by COVID

Vernon School District schools will open doors to students whose parents are essential workers starting Jan. 4

Students at BX Elementary School whose parents are essential workers will be able to attend school starting Jan. 4, 2022. Classes have been delayed one week while the school district assesses the impact of the Omicron variant. (Michael Hintringer photo/courtesy SD22)