North Okanagan Regional District

Coldstream's Jacob Brayshaw (left) is presented with the Senior Swimmer of the Year award by Swim B.C. technical director Cory Beatt at the recent Team Aquatic Supplies B.C. Swimming Awards and Hall of Fame Banquet in Whistler. (Swim B.C. photo)

Historic honour for North Okanagan swimmer

Jacob Brayshaw becomes first Para swimmer named Swim B.C. Senior Swimmer of the Year

 

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

 

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

 

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)
Splatsin Elder and residential school survivor Ethel Thomas (second from left) spoke and gave a prayer to the congregation at the Splatsin Community Centre. (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

Splatsin Elder and residential school survivor Ethel Thomas (second from left) spoke and gave a prayer to the congregation at the Splatsin Community Centre. (Brendan Shykora - 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.

UPDATE: Boil water notice rescinded for Grindrod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 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)
A two-vehicle crash north of Armstrong slowed Friday morning traffic on Highway 97A. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Highway 97A crash north of Armstrong

Two vehicles involved in Friday morning collision, one rolled over

A two-vehicle crash north of Armstrong slowed Friday morning traffic on Highway 97A. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
The Pleasant Valley Secondary School Hawks of Armstrong make their Interior Conference Junior Varsity Football debut Thursday, Sept. 22, against the Westsyde Blue Wave of Kamloops. Game time is 4 p.m. at PVSS field. A by-donation chili and buns tailgate party begins at 3:30 p.m. (Morning Star - file photo)

Armstrong team set for historic football game

Pleasant Valley Secondary Hawks host Westsyde of Kamloops Thursday, 4 p.m, in first-ever game at PVSS

The Pleasant Valley Secondary School Hawks of Armstrong make their Interior Conference Junior Varsity Football debut Thursday, Sept. 22, against the Westsyde Blue Wave of Kamloops. Game time is 4 p.m. at PVSS field. A by-donation chili and buns tailgate party begins at 3:30 p.m. (Morning Star - file photo)
Cole Derry started his second round of dialysis April 4, 2022. (Cole’s Kidney Journey Facebook photo)

Lumby man’s kidney journey moves forward

Cole Derry has made it home after successful kidney removal surgery in Vancouver

Cole Derry started his second round of dialysis April 4, 2022. (Cole’s Kidney Journey Facebook photo)
An outbreak of avian flu was confirmed at Spallumcheen’s O’Keefe Ranch on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022. (Historic O’Keefe Ranch/Facebook)

Avian flu outbreak hits North Okanagan’s O’Keefe Ranch

Several birds have died and a section of the ranch has been quarantined

An outbreak of avian flu was confirmed at Spallumcheen’s O’Keefe Ranch on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022. (Historic O’Keefe Ranch/Facebook)
There were no birds on display at the IPE this year due to concerns about the avian flu. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Avian flu found in North Okanagan birds

Small, non-poultry, flock identified by Canadian Food Inspection Agency

There were no birds on display at the IPE this year due to concerns about the avian flu. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
John Rusch from Applewood Heating (second from left) brought along Lennox Industries regional manager Mike Janzen of Kelowna (fourth from left) and a crew to Lumby Monday, Sept. 19, to install a new furnace at the Lumby Food Bank. Food bank volunteer Bob Wilkinson (third from left) smiles his approval. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Lumby Food Bank heats up with new furnace donation

Vernon’s Applewood Heating and Lennox Industries show and feel the love for food bank volunteers

John Rusch from Applewood Heating (second from left) brought along Lennox Industries regional manager Mike Janzen of Kelowna (fourth from left) and a crew to Lumby Monday, Sept. 19, to install a new furnace at the Lumby Food Bank. Food bank volunteer Bob Wilkinson (third from left) smiles his approval. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Enderby’s Amanda Pollock has her border collie, Poser, sit at attention before taking on the course in a game of Gamble at the Dog’O’Pogo Dog Agility Trials Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Lumby Lions Campground. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

PHOTOS: Lumby campground loaded with agile dogs

Dog’O’Pogo agility group hosts sanctioned trial event Sept. 16-18 at Lumby Lions Campground

Enderby’s Amanda Pollock has her border collie, Poser, sit at attention before taking on the course in a game of Gamble at the Dog’O’Pogo Dog Agility Trials Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Lumby Lions Campground. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Armstrong incumbent mayor Chris Pieper (left) receives congratulations and some heckling from the crowd after being awarded the Make Water Work Champion title for the fifth time since 2015 from Sigrie Kendrick, executive director of the Okanagan Xeriscape Association. (Contributed)

Armstrong crowned water champion for fifth time

City wins OBWB’s Make Water Work campaign; fifth victory since 2015

Armstrong incumbent mayor Chris Pieper (left) receives congratulations and some heckling from the crowd after being awarded the Make Water Work Champion title for the fifth time since 2015 from Sigrie Kendrick, executive director of the Okanagan Xeriscape Association. (Contributed)
Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP officers and mascot tended to vehicles at the Vernon location of the Armstrong Regional Co-operative during Fuel Good Day Tuesday, Sept. 15. As a result, the Cops For Kids charitable foundation will receive a portion of the funds collected from the annual event. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Fueling up feels good for North Okanagan-Shuswap charities

Armstrong Regional Cooperative hosts fundraising Fuel Good day Tuesday, Sept. 20

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP officers and mascot tended to vehicles at the Vernon location of the Armstrong Regional Co-operative during Fuel Good Day Tuesday, Sept. 15. As a result, the Cops For Kids charitable foundation will receive a portion of the funds collected from the annual event. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
The deadline so submit nominations for local municipal elections is 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, 2022. (Unsplash photo)

North Okanagan election candidates step up, some acclaimed

Coldstream, Spallumcheen and Armstrong mayoralty candidates single-handily win seats

The deadline so submit nominations for local municipal elections is 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, 2022. (Unsplash photo)
Propane firepits are still allowed in Vernon and Lumby despite a campfire ban. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Lumby extends campfire ban, Vernon prohibition remains

High fire risk prompts village to continue prohibition until Sept. 16

Propane firepits are still allowed in Vernon and Lumby despite a campfire ban. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Crews are battling a large wildfire in the Monashees far north of Cherryville Sept. 8, 2022. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

UPDATE: Third North Okanagan wildfire sparked

Blazes north of Enderby and Cherryville have both increased in size while another has been spotted

Crews are battling a large wildfire in the Monashees far north of Cherryville Sept. 8, 2022. (BC Wildfire Service photo)