Vernon

The City of Vernon displayed new draft design concepts for the proposed athletic park at the former Kin Race Track site while set up at the Greater Vernon Community Expo on Saturday, April 30, 2022. The public has until May 23 to submit feedback via an online survey. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Kin Race Track site survey closing May 23

A new park and active living centre are planned for the site

  • May 16, 2022

 

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP hope the public can help them locate missing Vernon teenager Owen Miller, 14. (Contributed)

Vernon RCMP seek missing teen

Owen Miller, 14, last seen Wednesday night, May 11; believed to be in Vernon

 

Interim editor Jennifer Smith’s photo and video on the aftermath of the North Valley Gymnastics Society facility fire helped her win a bronze certificate at the annual B.C. Yukon Community Newspaper Association’s Ma Murray Awards gala Saturday, May 14, in Richmond, and helped the paper win top honours in general excellence for its circulation category. (Morning Star file photo)

Vernon newspaper golden at B.C. awards gala

Morning Star named best in its circuation category at annual BCYCNA Ma Murray event in Richmond

  • May 16, 2022

 

The Vernon Senior Secondary Class of 1971’s 50-year reunion will be held a year later than planned, Friday, Aug. 12, 2022. (Contributed)

Vernon Senior Secondary Class of 71 holding 51-year reunion

Pandemic wiped out 50-year plans in 2021

The Vernon Senior Secondary Class of 1971’s 50-year reunion will be held a year later than planned, Friday, Aug. 12, 2022. (Contributed)
Volunteers will be back at Polson Park Sunday, June 5, for the return of the North Okanagan Hospice Society’s Hike For Hospice fundraiser. (Contributed)

Vernon Hike For Hospice returns

Fundraising event for the North Okanagan Hospice Society slated for Sunday, June 5, at Polson Park

Volunteers will be back at Polson Park Sunday, June 5, for the return of the North Okanagan Hospice Society’s Hike For Hospice fundraiser. (Contributed)
Katherine Oviatt is the new assistant superintendent with the Vernon School District. (Contributed)

Vernon School District adds assistant superintendent

Katherine Oviatt brings wealth of experience to position ‘long on board’s radar’

Katherine Oviatt is the new assistant superintendent with the Vernon School District. (Contributed)
Vernon Iron Ghost Construction Tigers teammates Carston Disher (left) and Noah Pearson team up to try and take the ball away from Thorden Groeneveld of the Kamloops Venom during the Vernom’s 13-7 Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League victory Saturday, May 14, at Kal Tire Place. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

Kamloops Venom take bite out of Vernon Tigers

Visiting Venom score 13-7 win in Tigers’ Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League home opener

Vernon Iron Ghost Construction Tigers teammates Carston Disher (left) and Noah Pearson team up to try and take the ball away from Thorden Groeneveld of the Kamloops Venom during the Vernom’s 13-7 Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League victory Saturday, May 14, at Kal Tire Place. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
Anna Fonyo died in Kelowna May 5 at age 88. (Contributed)

Vernon cook, baker, dancer, mother of Marathon of Hope runner, dies at 89

Anna Fonyo and husband operated The Pyrogy House restaurant in 1980s; son Stephen ran across Canada

Anna Fonyo died in Kelowna May 5 at age 88. (Contributed)
Current Vernon Panthers high school football player Ryden Furmanek (left) holds a blocking bag for a prospect as teammate Jace Collar and Panthers coach Angus Reid look on during the Panthers’ first training camp for Grade 6/7 players from the team’s feeder elementary schools Sunday, May 8. (Darren Hove photo)

Vernon Panthers football prospect camp a hit

Current and former players, coaches pleased at success of camp for incoming Grade 8 players

Current Vernon Panthers high school football player Ryden Furmanek (left) holds a blocking bag for a prospect as teammate Jace Collar and Panthers coach Angus Reid look on during the Panthers’ first training camp for Grade 6/7 players from the team’s feeder elementary schools Sunday, May 8. (Darren Hove photo)
Vernon’s Davison Orchards will be a stop on Season 8 of the Amazing Race Canada, where contestants have to make mini apple pies. (Facebook photo)

Vernon attraction featured on Amazing Race Canada

Contestants have to bake mini apple pies at Davison Orchards; show to be aired in July

Vernon’s Davison Orchards will be a stop on Season 8 of the Amazing Race Canada, where contestants have to make mini apple pies. (Facebook photo)
Youth take part in the first art session May 7 at the Literacy Society of North Okanagan for a book Who Are the Children in Our Community? Kid are invited back this Saturday, May 14. (Literacy Society photo)

Vernon kids draw up book reflecting their community

Local youth create project on who they are

Youth take part in the first art session May 7 at the Literacy Society of North Okanagan for a book Who Are the Children in Our Community? Kid are invited back this Saturday, May 14. (Literacy Society photo)
Penticton’s Wildstone Construction Group is among four Okanagan companies named among Canada’s Best Managed by Deloitte. (wildstone.com photo)

Four Okanagan companies named among Canada’s Best Managed

Two from Vernon, one each from Penticton and West Kelowna named to Deloitte’s Best Managed companies list

Penticton’s Wildstone Construction Group is among four Okanagan companies named among Canada’s Best Managed by Deloitte. (wildstone.com photo)
Work is nearly complete on the new Civic Memorial Park on 37th Avenue, site of the former Vernon Civic Arena. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

New Vernon park nears completion

Civic Memorial Park is going up on the site of the old Vernon Civic Arena

Work is nearly complete on the new Civic Memorial Park on 37th Avenue, site of the former Vernon Civic Arena. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
The Debaters take the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre stage May 14. (Contributed)

Laughs and puns rain supreme in Vernon with The Debaters

Derek Seguin and Erica Sigurdson hosted by Steve Patterson

The Debaters take the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre stage May 14. (Contributed)
The City of Vernon has released plans for a revamped Peanut Pool at Lakeview Park. The new design will incorporate the peanut into the plans. Demolition of the existing pool will begin in late June. (City of Vernon photo)

Iconic peanut part of revamped Vernon pool plan

New pool at Lakeview Park would be C-shaped but original peanut look will be included in plan

The City of Vernon has released plans for a revamped Peanut Pool at Lakeview Park. The new design will incorporate the peanut into the plans. Demolition of the existing pool will begin in late June. (City of Vernon photo)
Vernon Tigers forward Tyler Plante (5) beats Princeton Raiders goalie Trenton Manossa-Gabriel during Vernon’s 10-7 Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League victory Sunday, May 8, at Kal Tire Place. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

Vernon Tigers sneak past expansion Princeton Rangers

Cats capture Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse loop home opener with 10-7 victory at Kal Tire Place

Vernon Tigers forward Tyler Plante (5) beats Princeton Raiders goalie Trenton Manossa-Gabriel during Vernon’s 10-7 Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League victory Sunday, May 8, at Kal Tire Place. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
The Vernon Tigers are slated to play their Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League home opener Sunday afternoon, May 8, againt the expansion Princeton Rangers at Kal Tire Place. Game time is 3 p.m. (Black Press - file photo)

Vernon senior Tigers set for home opener Sunday

Tigers slated to host expansion Princeton Rangers, 3 p.m., Kal Tire Place

The Vernon Tigers are slated to play their Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League home opener Sunday afternoon, May 8, againt the expansion Princeton Rangers at Kal Tire Place. Game time is 3 p.m. (Black Press - file photo)
Vernon’s Oliver Stankiewicz completes his 48th kilometre in his second Move4Mom endurance run Sunday, May 8, at Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park. Stankiewicz planned to run more than 100 kilometres while raising funds for the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

VIDEO: Vernon man’s endurance fundraiser moving along nicely

Oliver Stankiewicz had completed 48 kilometres of planned 100 km (or more) by 9 a.m. Sunday, raising $$ for VJHF

Vernon’s Oliver Stankiewicz completes his 48th kilometre in his second Move4Mom endurance run Sunday, May 8, at Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park. Stankiewicz planned to run more than 100 kilometres while raising funds for the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
The Vernon Iron Ghost Construction Tigers (white jerseys) were slated to play the South Okanagan Flames in their Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League home opener Saturday, May 7, at Kal Tire Place. The Flames, though, did not have enough players for the game and forfeited the contest, 1-0. (Black Press file photo)

Vernon Tigers score forfeit junior lacrosse win over South Okanagan

Flames cite lack of players for Thompson Okanagan Junior League tilt; Vernon wins 1-0

The Vernon Iron Ghost Construction Tigers (white jerseys) were slated to play the South Okanagan Flames in their Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League home opener Saturday, May 7, at Kal Tire Place. The Flames, though, did not have enough players for the game and forfeited the contest, 1-0. (Black Press file photo)
Vernon North Valley Gymnastics members Lily Penner (from left), Penny Bieber, Willow Kane, and Shayla Flanagan helped the club bring home a pile of medals from the Delta Invitational meet at the Richmond Olympic Oval April 29-May 1. (Contributed)

Vernon gymnasts dynamic in Delta

North Valley Gymnastics club members bring home many medals from invitational meet at Olympic Oval

Vernon North Valley Gymnastics members Lily Penner (from left), Penny Bieber, Willow Kane, and Shayla Flanagan helped the club bring home a pile of medals from the Delta Invitational meet at the Richmond Olympic Oval April 29-May 1. (Contributed)