Outdoors and Recreation

Vernon’s Ribbon of Green Trails Society’s vice-president has been exploring some local trails that are enjoyable for people on a scooter, electric wheelchair, using poles or a walker. (Contributed)
Vernon’s Ribbon of Green Trails Society’s vice-president has been exploring some local trails that are enjoyable for people on a scooter, electric wheelchair, using poles or a walker. (Contributed)

More Vernon trail details for people with mobility issues

Ribbons of Green Trails Society looks at trails manageable for people on scooters, wheelchairs, walkers

  • Oct 22, 2021

 

John “Jack” Bryce and Brad Murphy of Revelstoke Paragliding soar over Revelstoke together on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. The flight was how John chose to celebrate his 88th birthday. (Contributed)

88-year-old Shuswap thrill seeker fulfills wish to soar in a paraglider

John Bryce joined Revelstoke Paragliding for flight from 6,000 feet

 

The Vernon BMX Club held the final race day of the 39th season at Ranger Park on Sept. 4, 2021. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
 The Vernon BMX Club held the final race day of the 39th season at Ranger Park on Sept. 4, 2021. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
 The Vernon BMX Club held the final race day of the 39th season at Ranger Park on Sept. 4, 2021. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
 The Vernon BMX Club held the final race day of the 39th season at Ranger Park on Sept. 4, 2021. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
 The Vernon BMX Club held the final race day of the 39th season at Ranger Park on Sept. 4, 2021. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
 The Vernon BMX Club held the final race day of the 39th season at Ranger Park on Sept. 4, 2021. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

PHOTOS: Vernon BMX wraps strange season

Club’s 39th year at Ranger Park manoeuvres around COVID-19, heat wave, wildfire smoke

 

Leaf drop-off has been cancelled in Coldstream.

Coldstream parking lot closed, leaf program cancelled

Red gate parking lot at Kalamalka Provincial Park closed for hydroseeding Tuesday

Leaf drop-off has been cancelled in Coldstream.
Collin Fieguth, 80, still gets up on a waterski three or four times a week on Swan Lake. (Cameron Manning photo)

Vernon senior still makes a splash water-skiing

80-year-old out on Swan Lake 3-4 times a week

Collin Fieguth, 80, still gets up on a waterski three or four times a week on Swan Lake. (Cameron Manning photo)
North Shore Rescue quickly deployed rescue teams and Talon Helicopters thanks to the preparation of an overdue camper. (NSR photo)

B.C. search and rescue team commends ‘excellent’ preparation of overdue camper

North Shore Rescue says good planning from the camper greatly aided rescue efforts

North Shore Rescue quickly deployed rescue teams and Talon Helicopters thanks to the preparation of an overdue camper. (NSR photo)
Proceeds from the B.C. Wildlife Federation’s second annual online auction will support conservation initiatives around the province. BCWF photo.

Online gift, gear and getaway auction boosts BC fish and wildlife conservation

B.C. Wildlife Federation online auction supports conservation projects across the province

Proceeds from the B.C. Wildlife Federation’s second annual online auction will support conservation initiatives around the province. BCWF photo.
The first Adaptive Amazing Race will be held this month in Kelowna and Vernon. (CBST Adventures/Web photo)

Adaptive Amazing Race on track for Vernon

CRIS will host Aug. 25 race, a spin on the hit TV show

The first Adaptive Amazing Race will be held this month in Kelowna and Vernon. (CBST Adventures/Web photo)
Lake Country residents are hoping district council will come up with a way to improve the aging Oyama Boat Launch off Oyama Road. (Google Maps/Matt Funk photo)

Lake Country residents float boat launch improvements

Petition/letter to district council addresses concerns, safety issues at Oyama Boat Launch

Lake Country residents are hoping district council will come up with a way to improve the aging Oyama Boat Launch off Oyama Road. (Google Maps/Matt Funk photo)
Sport fisherman hunting predator fish. Outdoor fishing in river during sunrise. Hunting and hobby sport.

Head outdoors this summer with Outdoors West!

New magazine shares the how-to and where-to of exploring Western Canada’s great outdoors

Sport fisherman hunting predator fish. Outdoor fishing in river during sunrise. Hunting and hobby sport.
Biking on Knox Mountain. Photo courtesy Tourism Kelowna.

This Okanagan town has a bit of all-season everything

The largest city in the interior of British Columbia and along the…

  • Aug 3, 2021
Biking on Knox Mountain. Photo courtesy Tourism Kelowna.
White Valley Spray Park in Lumby. (File photo)

UPDATE: Lumby pool and spray park remain closed following chemical spill

Chemical reaction sends one to hospital, Oval Park and rec centre reopened

White Valley Spray Park in Lumby. (File photo)
Floating on inflatables is not recommended on Enderby’s Shuswap River right now. (Morning Star file photo)

Near drowning reported on Enderby’s Shuswap River

Inflatables still not recommended on the fast-flowing water

Floating on inflatables is not recommended on Enderby’s Shuswap River right now. (Morning Star file photo)
One person with a killer 90-second video will walk away with a $62.50 an hour job this summer – camping across Canada for 40 days. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Canada’s Best Summer Job comes with $20,000 payment for 40 days of camping

Contest relies on entrants’ social media savvy, Canadian vote

One person with a killer 90-second video will walk away with a $62.50 an hour job this summer – camping across Canada for 40 days. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Yoga with Goats instructor Samantha Richardson gets some attention from one of the goats while stretching on her mat June 15 at O’Keefe Ranch. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Yoga gone to the goats at North Okanagan ranch

Get your downward dog on with some four-legged friends at O’Keefe

Yoga with Goats instructor Samantha Richardson gets some attention from one of the goats while stretching on her mat June 15 at O’Keefe Ranch. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
The new Civic Memorial Park will incorporate pieces of the 80-year-old arena it replaces. (Artists rendering)

Pieces of Civic Arena reclaimed for new Vernon park

City centre space to incorporate wood from the historic arena

The new Civic Memorial Park will incorporate pieces of the 80-year-old arena it replaces. (Artists rendering)
Declan Powell, four, left, and big brother Ethan, six, check out the freshly stocked Unplug and Play Box at Vernon’s Lakeview Park courtesy of the North Okanagan Optimist Club, which has been given permission to operate the boxes again after being closed all of 2020 due to COVID. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Optimist club welcomes back play boxes in North Okanagan

North Okanagan Optimist Club stocks boxes with new play equipment at four North Okanagan locations, two more to be added

Declan Powell, four, left, and big brother Ethan, six, check out the freshly stocked Unplug and Play Box at Vernon’s Lakeview Park courtesy of the North Okanagan Optimist Club, which has been given permission to operate the boxes again after being closed all of 2020 due to COVID. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
(Metro Creative photo)

Youth summer fishing challenge: Go fishing, take a photo, then enter to win!

Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC’s contest returns this summer

(Metro Creative photo)
B.C.’s Family Fishing Weekend is coming up June 18 to 20.

BC’s Family Fishing Weekend returns June 18 to 20

Get ready with a free Family Fishing Webinar Series June 12

B.C.’s Family Fishing Weekend is coming up June 18 to 20.
A significant debris flow at kilometre 48 on Sugar Forest Service Road near Cherryville has closed the road indefinitely. (Tom Morgan - Contributed)

Landslide closes Sugar forest road near Cherryville indefinitely

Significant debris flow at kilometre 48 hit twice in 2 years

A significant debris flow at kilometre 48 on Sugar Forest Service Road near Cherryville has closed the road indefinitely. (Tom Morgan - Contributed)