Caitlin Clow

The District of Sicamous is helping with spring cleaning by collecting yard waste and scrap metal in early May. (Pixabay photo)

Dump Runz rids Vernon neighbourhood of flammable materials after wildfire season

Business owner, councillor hopes City of Vernon will turn to local companies more in times of need

The District of Sicamous is helping with spring cleaning by collecting yard waste and scrap metal in early May. (Pixabay photo)
The District of Sicamous is helping with spring cleaning by collecting yard waste and scrap metal in early May. (Pixabay photo)

Dump Runz rids Vernon neighbourhood of flammable materials after wildfire season

Business owner, councillor hopes City of Vernon will turn to local companies more in times of need

The District of Sicamous is helping with spring cleaning by collecting yard waste and scrap metal in early May. (Pixabay photo)
Curtis Sagmoen can be seen leaving the courthouse in Vernon following Day 2 of his trial on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Okanagan offender Curtis Sagmoen allegedly terminated from LNG site in Kitimat

Kitimat’s City Centre Mall was vandalized with spray paint saying, ‘LNG Canada hires serial killers’

Curtis Sagmoen can be seen leaving the courthouse in Vernon following Day 2 of his trial on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
Vernon Police Dog Services K9 Hawkes turned six Sept. 15, 2021. (RCMP)

Vernon police dog turns 6

PDS Hawkes celebrates birthday in style Wednesday

Vernon Police Dog Services K9 Hawkes turned six Sept. 15, 2021. (RCMP)
Chilliwack firefighters are cheered on by locals as they return to camp in Vernon after battling the White Rock Lake wildfire Aut. 26. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Fire camp in Vernon set for takedown

White Rock Lake wildfire camp at Kin Race Track housed more than 500 firefighters at its peak

Chilliwack firefighters are cheered on by locals as they return to camp in Vernon after battling the White Rock Lake wildfire Aut. 26. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
BC Wildfire Services logistics section chief Cian Carroll shows media the dining area at the Vernon fire camp on the Kin Race Track grounds Aug. 12, 2021. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Fire camp in Vernon set for takedown

White Rock Lake wildfire camp at Kin Race Track housed more than 500 firefighters at its peak

BC Wildfire Services logistics section chief Cian Carroll shows media the dining area at the Vernon fire camp on the Kin Race Track grounds Aug. 12, 2021. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida are Moon vs Sun. (Courtesy Warner Music)

Chantal Kreviazuk, Raine Maida to play Lake Country

Tickets go on sale this Friday for OLP frontman and singer, songwriter wife

Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida are Moon vs Sun. (Courtesy Warner Music)
Vernon Mounties offered a stranded mobility scooter rider a push after the unit’s batteries died Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. (RCMP)

Vernon Mounties give stranded scooter rider a push

Officers lend a helping hand after batteries die

Vernon Mounties offered a stranded mobility scooter rider a push after the unit’s batteries died Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. (RCMP)
Smoke may continue to be seen from the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Contributed)

White Rock Lake wildfire no longer ‘under control’

Fire reclassified as ‘held’ while it continues to burn above Banks Creek area

Smoke may continue to be seen from the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Contributed)
VSAR dispatched 22 search and rescue members to locate the couple. Teams from Kelowna, Penticton and Kamloops also helped with the search. (Contributed)

Missing hikers’ campfire snuffed north of Vernon

Couple lost near Silver Star found by Search and Rescue crews next day

VSAR dispatched 22 search and rescue members to locate the couple. Teams from Kelowna, Penticton and Kamloops also helped with the search. (Contributed)
Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation’s Kate McBrearty, executive director, and Bree Cawley, communications officer, with the white hearts put up around the hospital April 3, 2020. (Submitted Photo)

Vernon restaurants give healthcare workers a boost after ‘heartbreaking’ protest

Free coffees at Ratio and food credit at The Roster

Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation’s Kate McBrearty, executive director, and Bree Cawley, communications officer, with the white hearts put up around the hospital April 3, 2020. (Submitted Photo)
Andrew McWilliam, co-owner and manager of Ratio Café, was quick to adapt amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Carole Fawcett - Contributed)

Vernon coffee shop gives health-care heroes a boost after ‘heartbreaking’ protest

Ratio Coffee & Pastry stands up for COVID-19 heroes with free beverages Thursday

Andrew McWilliam, co-owner and manager of Ratio Café, was quick to adapt amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Carole Fawcett - Contributed)
Brandon Simpson, 27, was last seen July 24 walking along the Okanagan Rail Trail in Coldstream. (RCMP)

Missing man last seen on Coldstream’s Okanagan Rail Trail in July

Vernon police looking for tips on missing 27-year-old man

Brandon Simpson, 27, was last seen July 24 walking along the Okanagan Rail Trail in Coldstream. (RCMP)
A 3,000-hectare control burn on the White Rock Lake wildfire was a success Aug. 30, 2021. (Dyan DeVine - Facebook)

UPDATE: White Rock Lake wildfire evac order downgraded for some on Westside Road

No growth on White Rock Lake wildfire prompts Vernon to rescind evacuation alert

A 3,000-hectare control burn on the White Rock Lake wildfire was a success Aug. 30, 2021. (Dyan DeVine - Facebook)
Two new fires were reported Aug. 30, 2021, near the north end of the White Rock Lake wildfire’s evacuation alert area. One already is deemed under control. (Black Press Media photo)

2 new fires sparked on White Rock Lake wildfire’s edge

BC Wildfire Services reported two new fires; one already deemed under control

Two new fires were reported Aug. 30, 2021, near the north end of the White Rock Lake wildfire’s evacuation alert area. One already is deemed under control. (Black Press Media photo)
Six Vernon immigrants share who they miss most in Vernon and District Immigrant and Community Services Society’s new video campaign. (VDISS)

Vernon non-profit up for $100K prize with latest COVID-19 vaccine campaign

Local immigrants ask the question ‘Who do you miss?’ in vaccine awareness videos

Six Vernon immigrants share who they miss most in Vernon and District Immigrant and Community Services Society’s new video campaign. (VDISS)
Fans and cardboard cutouts of celebrities fill the stands at Sahlen Field before a baseball game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Miami Marlins in Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, June 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

Life-size cutouts to fill theatre’s audience in Vernon

Performing arts centre takes inspiration from home-run idea in televised sports

Fans and cardboard cutouts of celebrities fill the stands at Sahlen Field before a baseball game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Miami Marlins in Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, June 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)
A 3,000-hectare control burn on the White Rock Lake wildfire was a success Aug. 30, 2021. (Dyan DeVine - Facebook)

UPDATE: 250 homes along Westside Road assessed in wake of White Rock Lake wildfire

Central Okanagan district says residents should tune in for the returning home information session

A 3,000-hectare control burn on the White Rock Lake wildfire was a success Aug. 30, 2021. (Dyan DeVine - Facebook)
Controlled burn above the Irish Creek area, taken at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. (Okanagan Indian Band - Facebook)

UPDATE: White Rock Lake wildfire nears containment after successful planned burn

BC Wildfire Service estimates the fire could be contained within seven to 10 days

Controlled burn above the Irish Creek area, taken at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. (Okanagan Indian Band - Facebook)
Newly arrived members of 1 Combat Engineer Regiment (CER) at Land Task Force – Vernon, receive an in-brief from the Camp Sergeant Major. 1 CER is deploying as part of Operation LENTUS in assistance to BC Wildfire Service. (Captain Jamie Blois, Public Affairs Officer, Land Task Force – Vernon photo)

Military on the move from 100 Mile House to Vernon to join White Rock Lake wildfire fight

More members of Canadian Armed Forces to make trip Saturday

Newly arrived members of 1 Combat Engineer Regiment (CER) at Land Task Force – Vernon, receive an in-brief from the Camp Sergeant Major. 1 CER is deploying as part of Operation LENTUS in assistance to BC Wildfire Service. (Captain Jamie Blois, Public Affairs Officer, Land Task Force – Vernon photo)