North Okanagan Regional District

A woman from Clearwater, 35, has been identified as the victim in a motorcycle collision on Highway 97A near Grindrod Friday, Sept. 30. (File photo)

Clearwater woman identified as victim in North Okanagan motorcycle collision

Incident happened Friday, Sept. 30, on Highway 97A at 5:15 p.m.; woman ejected from bike

 

Vernon Panthers receiver Tristan Mckenzie (13) shakes off a tackle from a Nechako Valley Vikings (Vanderhoof) defender during the Cats’ 44-8 AA Senior Varsity exhibition football win Friday, Sept. 30, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. (Darren Hove Photo)_

Panthers, Maroons set for Battle of Vernon

High school senior varsity football rivalry to be renewed twice in 14 days

 

City of Armstrong has an interim chief financial officer in place, filling a maternity leave role. (Morning Star - file photo)

Armstrong names interim CFO

Mo Choudhary brings wealth of experience to city position

 

Senior runners head out on their five-kilometre course during the first North Zone high school cross-country event of the season Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Coldstream’s Kal Lake Provincial Park. (Brendan Shykora - Black Press)

Close finishes highlight North Zone cross-country season-opening race

Three of four races determined by a second or less in Coldstream’s Kal Lake Provincial Park

Senior runners head out on their five-kilometre course during the first North Zone high school cross-country event of the season Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Coldstream’s Kal Lake Provincial Park. (Brendan Shykora - Black Press)
North Okanagan Knights goalie Austin Seibel stretches to make a toe save off a Sicamous player during the Knights’ 3-1 KIJHL win over the Eagles Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Nor-Val Sports Centre. (Tanya Seibel photo)

North Okanagan Knights clip Sicamous Eagles

KIJHL - Knights scored 3-1 home-ice victory for first win of season, hand Eagles first loss

North Okanagan Knights goalie Austin Seibel stretches to make a toe save off a Sicamous player during the Knights’ 3-1 KIJHL win over the Eagles Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Nor-Val Sports Centre. (Tanya Seibel photo)
A 35-year-old woman has died as the result of a motorcycle crash in the North Okanagan, which took place Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Woman dies in motorcycle crash in the North Okanagan

The crash near Grindrod on Highway 97A took place Friday evening

A 35-year-old woman has died as the result of a motorcycle crash in the North Okanagan, which took place Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
People wore orange shirts and carried orange banners during the Enderby march for the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation Friday. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Hundreds march in Enderby to mark National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The names of Splatsin survivors of residential schools were read aloud at the end of the march

People wore orange shirts and carried orange banners during the Enderby march for the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation Friday. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
John Bakker (from left), Andrew Casson, Carolyn Farris and Gerry Popoff are hoping to win a seat on Spallumcheen council in the Oct. 15 municipal election. Bakker, Casson and Popoff are current incumbents while Farris is a former township councillor. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Former councillor looks to crack Spallumcheen incumbents

Carolyn Farris lone challenger to current township council

John Bakker (from left), Andrew Casson, Carolyn Farris and Gerry Popoff are hoping to win a seat on Spallumcheen council in the Oct. 15 municipal election. Bakker, Casson and Popoff are current incumbents while Farris is a former township councillor. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Vernon School District board chair Gen Acton (second from left) helped open the new BX Elementary and show it off to dignitariesin 2022. (District photo)

Vernon School trustees vital to local governance

Feeling almost forgotten, board chair encourages voters to get to know candidates prior to vote

Vernon School District board chair Gen Acton (second from left) helped open the new BX Elementary and show it off to dignitariesin 2022. (District photo)
Incumbent councillors Christine LeMaire (from left), Joe Van Tienhoven and Todd York are looking to keep their seats in the Oct. 15 municipal election. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Spallumcheen councillors look to continue focus, dedication

Incumbents Christine LeMaire, Joe Van Tienhoven and Todd York want to retain their township seats

Incumbent councillors Christine LeMaire (from left), Joe Van Tienhoven and Todd York are looking to keep their seats in the Oct. 15 municipal election. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
On the stage under the spotlights at Armstrong’s Centennial Theatre, Township of Spallumcheen candidates John Bakker (from left), Andrew Casson, Carolyn Farris, Gerry Popoff, Christine LeMaire, Joe Van Tienhoven and Todd York listen to a question from the floor at an all-candidates forum Tuesday, Sept. 27. The event was hosted by the Armstrong-Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Spallumcheen council candidates answer tough questions

Sparse forum crowd of only 30 touched on hard topics for the seven candidates in the township

On the stage under the spotlights at Armstrong’s Centennial Theatre, Township of Spallumcheen candidates John Bakker (from left), Andrew Casson, Carolyn Farris, Gerry Popoff, Christine LeMaire, Joe Van Tienhoven and Todd York listen to a question from the floor at an all-candidates forum Tuesday, Sept. 27. The event was hosted by the Armstrong-Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Pleasant Valley Secondary School Hawks running back Nawahieokapuakea Poirier (1) drags a Westsyde defender with him for extra yardage during the Blue Wave’s 56-12 AAA/AA Interior Hybrid Junior Football League victory Thursday, Sept. 22, at PVSS. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

PHOTOS: Blue Wave swamps Armstrong football party

Westsyde Blue Wave defeat PVSS Hawks 56-12 in Hawks’ inaugural football game in Armstrong

Pleasant Valley Secondary School Hawks running back Nawahieokapuakea Poirier (1) drags a Westsyde defender with him for extra yardage during the Blue Wave’s 56-12 AAA/AA Interior Hybrid Junior Football League victory Thursday, Sept. 22, at PVSS. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Boil water notice has been issued on Monday, Dec. 13 in regards to construction work relating to the water twinning project being undertaken by TwinCon Enterprises Ltd.

Precautionary boil water notice for Grindrod

Interior Health and regional district order in effect due to poor test results

Boil water notice has been issued on Monday, Dec. 13 in regards to construction work relating to the water twinning project being undertaken by TwinCon Enterprises Ltd.
The Quilakwa Centre Esso in Enderby will pause serving gas while a new canopy is constructed starting Oct. 3, 2022. (Google Street View image)

Pumps to pause for weeks at Enderby gas station

Construction of a new canopy at Quilakwa Centre Esso will close gas service for 6 to 8 weeks

The Quilakwa Centre Esso in Enderby will pause serving gas while a new canopy is constructed starting Oct. 3, 2022. (Google Street View image)
Incumbent councillor Sherry Kineshanko (second from left) answers a question from the floor while council candidates Henry Ly (from left) and Geoff Bevan, and incumbent mayor Kevin Acton look on during the Lumby Chamber of Commerce all-candidates forum Monday, Sept. 26, at the White Valley Community Centre. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Community concerns discussed by Lumby council candidates

Six vying for four seats square off in forum hosted by Lumby Chamber of Commerce

Incumbent councillor Sherry Kineshanko (second from left) answers a question from the floor while council candidates Henry Ly (from left) and Geoff Bevan, and incumbent mayor Kevin Acton look on during the Lumby Chamber of Commerce all-candidates forum Monday, Sept. 26, at the White Valley Community Centre. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Incumbent Kevin Acton (left) and mayoral challenger Brad Weston answered questions from the floor at an all-candidates forum at the White Valley Community Centre in Lumby Monday, Sept. 26, hosted by the Lumby Chamber of Commerce. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Lumby mayoral candidates face off

Incumbent Kevin Acton and challenger Brad Weston part of village all-candidates forum Sept. 26

Incumbent Kevin Acton (left) and mayoral challenger Brad Weston answered questions from the floor at an all-candidates forum at the White Valley Community Centre in Lumby Monday, Sept. 26, hosted by the Lumby Chamber of Commerce. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Incumbent City of Armstrong councillor Shirley Fowler, (left), shown in 2019 with District of Sicamous Mayor Terry Rysz at the Communities in Bloom B.C. Awards Gala, is seeking a sixth consecutive term on council. (File photo)

Fowler looks to bloom again in Armstrong

Veteran councillor Shirley Fowler seeking sixth consecutive term on council

Incumbent City of Armstrong councillor Shirley Fowler, (left), shown in 2019 with District of Sicamous Mayor Terry Rysz at the Communities in Bloom B.C. Awards Gala, is seeking a sixth consecutive term on council. (File photo)
Coldstream resident Jack Borden (left) discusses the potential for a new public works building, being voted on in a referendum Oct. 15, in front of the existing building with district operations superintendent of utilities Keith Whiteley (centre) and district operations superintendent of public works and parks Mike Pethick. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Second open house on referendum set for Coldstream

Residents being asked if they’re in favour of district borrowing $8.5 million for new public works building

Coldstream resident Jack Borden (left) discusses the potential for a new public works building, being voted on in a referendum Oct. 15, in front of the existing building with district operations superintendent of utilities Keith Whiteley (centre) and district operations superintendent of public works and parks Mike Pethick. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Kim Sinclair is running for Armstrong city council in the Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022 municipal election. (Submitted photo)

Former school trustee running for Armstrong council

Kim Sinclair has experience in school board governance in the community he’s lived in for 23 years

Kim Sinclair is running for Armstrong city council in the Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022 municipal election. (Submitted photo)
The Three J's walking trio includes Joyce Gerein (left) at Heaton Place in Armstrong. (Carrie O'Neill photo)

Train ride to acts of love for Armstrong senior

Arriving in Edmonton with bags full of tobacco, and candy that the soldiers had given her

The Three J's walking trio includes Joyce Gerein (left) at Heaton Place in Armstrong. (Carrie O'Neill photo)
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