Vernon

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Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil hits the court in Vancouver

His first round match is at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 16

 

Shanda Hill had to cut the race in Switzerland short after breathing problems. (Shanda Hill Ultra Athlete/Facebook)

Vernon’s Hill forced to end ultra race early

Shanda was taking part in a ‘deca’ ultratriathlon

 

Temporary encampments around town have prompted politicians to look at a designated space for the homeless to set up their tents and RVs. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star file)

Homeless campsite sought for Vernon’s most vulnerable

Overnight space needed with city’s .7 per cent vacancy rate

 

Jane Gagnon holds up balloons left over from celebrating her 100th birthday Aug. 14, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Black Press)

‘I just love to live’: Vernon woman celebrates 100th birthday

Jane Gagnon celebrated her 100th birthday Aug. 14.

Jane Gagnon holds up balloons left over from celebrating her 100th birthday Aug. 14, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Black Press)
Penticton Sunrise Rotary members Margo Fleming, Colleen Lister and Holly Stengel holding their newest fundraising effort - a 1,000 piece puzzle depicting floating down the Channel. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Vernon ‘jigsaw guy’ turns iconic Penticton channel into 1,000 piece puzzle

Penticton Rotary Sunrise selling puzzles to raise funds for local projects

Penticton Sunrise Rotary members Margo Fleming, Colleen Lister and Holly Stengel holding their newest fundraising effort - a 1,000 piece puzzle depicting floating down the Channel. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Vernon city council has had a look at the most recent recommendations from an independent remuneration review committee. (File photo)

New Vernon mayor and council will see larger salaries

The mayor’s position was paid $96,292 in 2021 according to the city’s website

Vernon city council has had a look at the most recent recommendations from an independent remuneration review committee. (File photo)
‘When I was at work on Thursday pretty much every member in town was at a mental health call.’ (File photo)

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP needs help with mental health calls

‘The police shouldn’t be the people always responding to these’

‘When I was at work on Thursday pretty much every member in town was at a mental health call.’ (File photo)
BX-Swan Lake Fire Department (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Vernon fire sparked by lawnmower blade

The blaze was contained by the farmer until firefighters arrived

BX-Swan Lake Fire Department (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
A Vernon man has launched a fundraiser for a commemorative bench and tree to be planted in a new Vernon park in memory of former Morning Star editor Glenn Mitchell, who died in 2020. (Cory Bialecki photo)

Fundraiser for bench, tree in honour of Vernon editor launched

A goal of $4,000 has been set for memorial bench and tree at civic park in memory of Glenn Mitchell

A Vernon man has launched a fundraiser for a commemorative bench and tree to be planted in a new Vernon park in memory of former Morning Star editor Glenn Mitchell, who died in 2020. (Cory Bialecki photo)
(BC Wildfire Services)

Two wildfires on the go east of Vernon

Both were caused by lightning

(BC Wildfire Services)
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP will present Q2 2022 stats to council. (File photo)

Westside crime numbers see significant increase

Report to council notes RCMP are monitoring 17 prolific offenders

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP will present Q2 2022 stats to council. (File photo)
(B.C. Wildfire Services Dashboard)

Lightning starts wildfire east of Vernon

The blaze is 0.80 hectares in Cherryville

(B.C. Wildfire Services Dashboard)
Rory McDonald has been missing since May 2021 and RCMP suspect foul play in his disappearance. (Contributed)

Criminality suspected in case of missing Vernon man

RCMP again appealing to public following May 2021 disappearance

Rory McDonald has been missing since May 2021 and RCMP suspect foul play in his disappearance. (Contributed)
A tractor-trailer fire traffic stopped in both directions on Vernon’s Old Kamloops Road Thursday afternoon. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

VIDEO: Vernon tractor-trailer unit catches fire

Happened on Old Kamloops Road; traffic stopped in both directions shortly before 4 p.m.

A tractor-trailer fire traffic stopped in both directions on Vernon’s Old Kamloops Road Thursday afternoon. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
(Black Press file photo)

Fire sparks near Monte Lake

The cause is said to be lightning

  • Aug 11, 2022
(Black Press file photo)
A mural featuring a scoreboard and a great blue heron is being created on The Roster. (Lacey & Layla Art rendering)

Vernon business mural gains support

97% thinks the city should approve heron mural at The Roster

A mural featuring a scoreboard and a great blue heron is being created on The Roster. (Lacey & Layla Art rendering)
Vernon’s Caitlin Gingras and Salmon Arm’s Moriah Jansen take time for a photo after their exciting performances at Canada Basketball’s 15U & 17U National Championships in Sherbrooke, Quebec from Aug. 1-6, 2022. (Photo contributed)

Two Salmon Arm, Vernon players shine at national basketball championships

Both girls named all stars on B.C. teams during U15 and U17 tournaments

Vernon’s Caitlin Gingras and Salmon Arm’s Moriah Jansen take time for a photo after their exciting performances at Canada Basketball’s 15U & 17U National Championships in Sherbrooke, Quebec from Aug. 1-6, 2022. (Photo contributed)
The IIO B.C. is seeking witnesses after woman complained her leg was injured by Nanaimo RCMP officers while she was being apprehended in mid March. (File Photo)

RCMP cleared of wrongdoing in death of Vernon man

Independent Investigations Office concludes investigation into April file

The IIO B.C. is seeking witnesses after woman complained her leg was injured by Nanaimo RCMP officers while she was being apprehended in mid March. (File Photo)
“No swimming” signs are located at the boat launch and near the slough on McArthur Island, but are not near the area in which the presumed drowning occurred. (Jessica Wallace/KTW)

Kamloops to review river safety measures after Vernon man presumed drown

Dr. Michael Mthandazo of Vernon was swept away in the Thompson River at McArthur Island on July 30

  • Aug 10, 2022
“No swimming” signs are located at the boat launch and near the slough on McArthur Island, but are not near the area in which the presumed drowning occurred. (Jessica Wallace/KTW)
(Photo - The Amazing Race Canada)

Lawn bowling, apple pies, and cherry trees: Amazing Race comes to Okanagan

The contestants went through three tasks on their way to the finish line

(Photo - The Amazing Race Canada)