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A heavy police presence was spotted at the EconoLodge Thursday, June 10, 2021. (Sheldon Lee - contributed)

Police standoff at Vernon motel

Armed officers, police dogs and armoured vehicles seen Thursday morning

A heavy police presence was spotted at the EconoLodge Thursday, June 10, 2021. (Sheldon Lee - contributed)
No winner was declared in Tuesday's $70-million Lotto Max draw. (Photo courtesy of BCLC)

$500K win for Lotto Max ticketholder in Vernon

$500,000 prize to be shared with PlayNow.com winner

No winner was declared in Tuesday's $70-million Lotto Max draw. (Photo courtesy of BCLC)
Nearly $20,000 was raised in support of the Bailey family after the tragic loss of husband, father Scott, left, June 3, 2021. (GoFundMe)

Community rallies behind Vernon family after death of husband, father

GoFundMe sees nearly $20K raised in three days to support Scott Bailey’s wife, 3 kids

Nearly $20,000 was raised in support of the Bailey family after the tragic loss of husband, father Scott, left, June 3, 2021. (GoFundMe)
Scott Bailey, 41, was last seen in Vernon May 31, 2021. (Facebook)

Missing Vernon dad found dead

Scott Bailey, 41, was reported missing May 31

Scott Bailey, 41, was last seen in Vernon May 31, 2021. (Facebook)
Mardan Lumber Sales on Highway 97 past Grandview Flats Road in Spallumcheen was destroyed in a fire June 3, 2021. (Kevin B Mcken photo)

North Okanagan lumber yard fire continues to affect highway traffic

Single-lane alternating traffic in effect all day while emergency crews, BC Hydro remain on scene

Mardan Lumber Sales on Highway 97 past Grandview Flats Road in Spallumcheen was destroyed in a fire June 3, 2021. (Kevin B Mcken photo)
Scott Bailey, 41, was last seen in Vernon May 31, 2021. (Contributed)

Search for missing Vernon man turns to mountains

Friends and family continue search efforts for father of three who was last seen May 31

Scott Bailey, 41, was last seen in Vernon May 31, 2021. (Contributed)
Police, fire and ambulance responded to a pedestrian struck June 2, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Vernon Morning Star)

Witnesses sought after woman hit by pickup truck in Vernon

Police continue to investigate situation that sends woman to hospital with serious injuries

Police, fire and ambulance responded to a pedestrian struck June 2, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Vernon Morning Star)
Birthday girl Lexi Theissen celebrates her ninth birthday with her friends Jeffery Brown and Ryder Hornhardt at Atlantis Waterslides’ opening weekend Sunday afternoon. (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)

Okanagan’s only waterslides eye Canada Day opening

COVID-19 restrictions remain in place as directed by provincial health orders

Birthday girl Lexi Theissen celebrates her ninth birthday with her friends Jeffery Brown and Ryder Hornhardt at Atlantis Waterslides’ opening weekend Sunday afternoon. (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)
Scott Bailey, 41, was reported missing May 31, 2021, from Vernon. (RCMP)

Search for missing Vernon man continues

Police release new details about missing 41-year-old

Scott Bailey, 41, was reported missing May 31, 2021, from Vernon. (RCMP)
Vernon Search and Rescue members aided a novice kayaker on the Shuswap River May 30, 2021. (VSAR Instagram)

Novice kayaker rescued on Shuswap River

Sunday’s task concluded a record-breaking month of calls for Vernon Search and Rescue

Vernon Search and Rescue members aided a novice kayaker on the Shuswap River May 30, 2021. (VSAR Instagram)
Vernon-raised singer-songwriter Justin Moore is featured in the final episode of FOCUS B-Sides which airs until May 30 at midnight. (VDPAC)

Okanagan, tune in for final episode of B-Sides

Finale of FOCUS B-Sides features musical stylings of Chipko Jones, Justin Moore, Jessica Bourelle and Shaughnessy

Vernon-raised singer-songwriter Justin Moore is featured in the final episode of FOCUS B-Sides which airs until May 30 at midnight. (VDPAC)
RCMP did not commit offense in arrest which seriously injured Lake Country man, finds IIO. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

165 drivers caught speeding in the North Okanagan over long weekend

BC Highway Patrol Falkland records plethora of violations, cracks down on aggressive driving

RCMP did not commit offense in arrest which seriously injured Lake Country man, finds IIO. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
Okanagan Regional Library - Vernon Branch. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

New digital tech to be unveiled at Vernon library next month

Okanagan Regional Library opening Inspiration Lab June 1

Okanagan Regional Library - Vernon Branch. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Two suspects were caught on camera breaking and entering into a Bottom Wood Lake Road condo's parkade May 4, 2021. (Crime Stoppers)

Thieves nab tires from Lake Country parkade

Crime Stoppers, RCMP seek information on suspects in May 4th break and enter

Two suspects were caught on camera breaking and entering into a Bottom Wood Lake Road condo's parkade May 4, 2021. (Crime Stoppers)
The Roster Sports Club Bar & Grill is offering vaccinated patrons the chance to win a pound of free wings every week for six months. (Facebook)

Vernon pub wings it for vaccinated patrons

Show proof of poke at The Roster Sports Club Bar and Grill and you could win free chicken wings for six months

The Roster Sports Club Bar & Grill is offering vaccinated patrons the chance to win a pound of free wings every week for six months. (Facebook)
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Okanagan toddler dies after fall from window

Two-year-old died in hospital from injuries sustained from Saturday fall in Vernon

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Seger Nelson dancers McKeely Borger and Val Chou in taqəš. (Contributed)

Vernon-raised choreographer to close out Kelowna Ballet’s digital season

Season finale a dedicated night of dance honouring frontline health-care workers

Seger Nelson dancers McKeely Borger and Val Chou in taqəš. (Contributed)
Crews battled a grass fire behind the Tolko mill along the railway tracks off Otter Lake Cross Road in Spallumcheen Monday, April 26. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star file)

UPDATE: Man allegedly lighting Vernon fires with blowtorch arrested

Grassfires sparked near train tracks, behind bottle depot

Crews battled a grass fire behind the Tolko mill along the railway tracks off Otter Lake Cross Road in Spallumcheen Monday, April 26. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star file)
Vernon Search and Rescue, along with Shuswap members, rescued three kayakers near Lumby Sunday, May 16, 2021. (VSAR Instagram)

3 kayakers rescued in North Okanagan

Shuswap, Vernon search and rescue teams make swift-water rescue Sunday

Vernon Search and Rescue, along with Shuswap members, rescued three kayakers near Lumby Sunday, May 16, 2021. (VSAR Instagram)
A kite surfer gets some help out of the water from his wife and dog after the wind left his sails on Swan Lake Monday morning. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Downed parachuter on Swan Lake just a novice kite surfer

Emergency calls were downgraded after reports of a downed parachute changed

A kite surfer gets some help out of the water from his wife and dog after the wind left his sails on Swan Lake Monday morning. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)