Vernon

The Vernon Winter Carnival Society, in conjunction with the Stor-it Place, will award two $500 scholarships to a pair of Grade 12 students. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon Winter Carnival offers up scholarships

Two Grade 12 students can win $500 scholarships in conjunction with Carnival and The Stor-it Place

The Vernon Winter Carnival Society, in conjunction with the Stor-it Place, will award two $500 scholarships to a pair of Grade 12 students. (Morning Star - file photo)
Our HOME Town is set to debut Feb. 12, 2021, during the 61st annual Vernon Winter Carnival. (Sherpa Group Events Inc. - Contributed)

Curtains rise on virtual theatre experience this Vernon Winter Carnival

Complete with a local star-studded cast, new carnival event is one of a kind

Our HOME Town is set to debut Feb. 12, 2021, during the 61st annual Vernon Winter Carnival. (Sherpa Group Events Inc. - Contributed)
This purple map from the BC Centre for Disease Control shows the number of COVID-19 cases reported for all of 2020 in local health areas. Salmon Arm totalled 52 cases while Vernon’s total was 277. (BCCDC map)

Revelstoke, Vernon lead latest COVID-19 numbers in North Okanagan-Shuswap

Salmon Arm’s reported cases increase by just four from Dec. 26 to Jan. 2

This purple map from the BC Centre for Disease Control shows the number of COVID-19 cases reported for all of 2020 in local health areas. Salmon Arm totalled 52 cases while Vernon’s total was 277. (BCCDC map)
This purple map from the BC Centre for Disease Control shows the number of COVID-19 cases reported for all of 2020 in local health areas. Salmon Arm totalled 52 cases while Vernon’s total was 277. (BCCDC map)

Revelstoke, Vernon lead latest COVID-19 numbers in North Okanagan-Shuswap

Salmon Arm’s reported cases increase by just four from Dec. 26 to Jan. 2

This purple map from the BC Centre for Disease Control shows the number of COVID-19 cases reported for all of 2020 in local health areas. Salmon Arm totalled 52 cases while Vernon’s total was 277. (BCCDC map)
In the week of Dec. 20 to 26, the latest reported cases of COVID-19 posted by the BC Centre for Disease Control and provided by Interior Health, saw Salmon Arm with two new cases and Vernon with 48 new ones. (BCCDC image)

Weekly Covid case increases drop for Shuswap, rise for North Okanagan

New cases reported for week of Dec. 20 to 26 show variety of trends

In the week of Dec. 20 to 26, the latest reported cases of COVID-19 posted by the BC Centre for Disease Control and provided by Interior Health, saw Salmon Arm with two new cases and Vernon with 48 new ones. (BCCDC image)
This map shows the number of COVID-19 cases reported in each Local Health Area from Dec. 13 to Dec. 19. These are not total numbers. In the Salmon Arm Local Health Area, for instance, 14 cases were reported in that week, bringing the total number to an approximate 52. (BC Centre for Disease Control map)

Total COVID-19 cases in North Okanagan-Shuswap rise but increases shrinking

Weekly jumps decreasing or levelling off for most local health areas in region

This map shows the number of COVID-19 cases reported in each Local Health Area from Dec. 13 to Dec. 19. These are not total numbers. In the Salmon Arm Local Health Area, for instance, 14 cases were reported in that week, bringing the total number to an approximate 52. (BC Centre for Disease Control map)
Numbers of C0VID-19 reported cases continue to rise in the Shuswap and North Okanagan, according to this map provided by the BC Centre for Disease Control showing the new cases generated from Dec. 6 to 12 in the Local Health Areas. (BCCDC image)

New weekly reports show COVID-19 cases rising in North Okanagan-Shuswap

Eleven new cases reported in Salmon Arm health area from Dec. 6 to 12, 36 cases in Vernon area

Numbers of C0VID-19 reported cases continue to rise in the Shuswap and North Okanagan, according to this map provided by the BC Centre for Disease Control showing the new cases generated from Dec. 6 to 12 in the Local Health Areas. (BCCDC image)
The BC Centre for Disease Control released on Dec. 10 the number of cases reported in Local Health Areas from Jan. 1 to Nov. 30. In the Salmon Arm Local Health Area, there are now 22 reported cases, with 85 in Vernon’s. (BCCDC image)

COVID-19 numbers rise in North-Okanagan Shuswap

BC Centre for Disease Control will now report local numbers weekly rather than monthly

The BC Centre for Disease Control released on Dec. 10 the number of cases reported in Local Health Areas from Jan. 1 to Nov. 30. In the Salmon Arm Local Health Area, there are now 22 reported cases, with 85 in Vernon’s. (BCCDC image)
The BC Centre for Disease Control released on Dec. 10 the number of cases reported in Local Health Areas from Jan. 1 to Nov. 30. In the Salmon Arm Local Health Area, there are now 22 reported cases, with 85 in Vernon’s. (BCCDC image)

COVID-19 numbers rise in North-Okanagan Shuswap

BC Centre for Disease Control will now report local numbers weekly rather than monthly

The BC Centre for Disease Control released on Dec. 10 the number of cases reported in Local Health Areas from Jan. 1 to Nov. 30. In the Salmon Arm Local Health Area, there are now 22 reported cases, with 85 in Vernon’s. (BCCDC image)
Destanne Norris will hold a book signing at Gallery Vertigo in Vernon on Oct. 2 and at the Salmon Art Gallery on Nov. 14. Norris’s book, Leah’s Gift, focuses on the life-altering experience of her daughter’s death. (Keylight Photography)

Vernon author’s book describes how child’s death transforms mother’s life

Destanne Norris to hold book signings in Vernon and Salmon Arm

Destanne Norris will hold a book signing at Gallery Vertigo in Vernon on Oct. 2 and at the Salmon Art Gallery on Nov. 14. Norris’s book, Leah’s Gift, focuses on the life-altering experience of her daughter’s death. (Keylight Photography)
Destanne Norris will hold a book signing at Gallery Vertigo in Vernon on Oct. 2 and at the Salmon Art Gallery on Nov. 14. Norris’s book, Leah’s Gift, focuses on the life-altering experience of her daughter’s death. (Keylight Photography)

Former Shuswap resident’s book describes how child’s death transforms mother’s life

Destanne Norris to hold book signings in Vernon and Salmon Arm

Destanne Norris will hold a book signing at Gallery Vertigo in Vernon on Oct. 2 and at the Salmon Art Gallery on Nov. 14. Norris’s book, Leah’s Gift, focuses on the life-altering experience of her daughter’s death. (Keylight Photography)
Cal & Donna Musgrave, donors with the Community Foundation of the North Okanagan.

Collaboration Benefits Communities: How working together leverages funding for the North Okanagan

When COVID-19 hit in mid-March and we all headed home to ponder…

  • Aug 17, 2020
Cal & Donna Musgrave, donors with the Community Foundation of the North Okanagan.
Help is here for charities serving vulnerable populations

Help is here for charities serving vulnerable populations

Community Foundation distributing Emergency Community Support Fund for North Okanagan charities

  • Jun 16, 2020
Help is here for charities serving vulnerable populations
Vernon

Discover Vernon, BC

World-class golf, mountain and wellness resorts, great beaches and trails, mountain biking…

  • Apr 30, 2020
Vernon
Great horned owl rests in the afternoon sunshine at Cools Pond, a park in Vernon, B.C. (Hunt/ Amateur Photography Entry)

Great horned owl rests in the afternoon sun

Great horned owls are a bird of prey that can be found…

Great horned owl rests in the afternoon sunshine at Cools Pond, a park in Vernon, B.C. (Hunt/ Amateur Photography Entry)
Davison Orchards owner Tom Davisond showcases a new classic truck to a visitor in 2019. The destination farm, store, cafe, bakery and kids’ playground has been in the same family since 1933. (Davison Farms/ Black Press Media file photo)

Vernon: See how your groceries are grown at Davison Orchards

The family farm is a favourite stop for many Okanagans

Davison Orchards owner Tom Davisond showcases a new classic truck to a visitor in 2019. The destination farm, store, cafe, bakery and kids’ playground has been in the same family since 1933. (Davison Farms/ Black Press Media file photo)
The Okanagan Rail Trail, which is 50km in length, starts at the north end of Kalamalka Lake and ends at the center of Okanagan Lake, downtown Kelowna. (Black Press Media files)

Vernon: See why this lake is constantly changing its colours

Kalamalka Lake is a jewel, cherished by Okanagan residents

The Okanagan Rail Trail, which is 50km in length, starts at the north end of Kalamalka Lake and ends at the center of Okanagan Lake, downtown Kelowna. (Black Press Media files)
Claire Buchar races at Silver Star Mountain Resort. The resort is a popular ski and mountain biking destination. (Contributed photo/ Black Press Media files)

Vernon: Silver Star is the place to be for adrenaline junkies

High-impact winter and summer fun to be had at this family-friendly resort

Claire Buchar races at Silver Star Mountain Resort. The resort is a popular ski and mountain biking destination. (Contributed photo/ Black Press Media files)
Travel down the Okanagan Ale Trail

Travel down the Okanagan Ale Trail

The best of of brewers, breweries and craft beer in the Valley

  • Sep 18, 2018
Travel down the Okanagan Ale Trail
Photo submitted                                Cellist Arnold Choi is returning to Vernon to perform with the Okanagan Symphony April 9, and will be joined by his sister, Estelle Choi.

Award-winning cellist duo returns to Okanagan

Arnold Choi and sister Estelle are joining the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra in concert

Photo submitted                                Cellist Arnold Choi is returning to Vernon to perform with the Okanagan Symphony April 9, and will be joined by his sister, Estelle Choi.