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Head instructor Grady Gare goes over a drill with attendees at the sixth Gare Hockey Camp held Aug. 30 to Sept. 2 at Vernon's Okanagan Training Rink. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

North Okanagan hockey youth score skills with former NHL star

Gare Hockey Camp focused on intro to body contacting for U15 age group at OTR featuring Smithson

Head instructor Grady Gare goes over a drill with attendees at the sixth Gare Hockey Camp held Aug. 30 to Sept. 2 at Vernon's Okanagan Training Rink. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
The new 240-litre sized trash cans in Vernon for automated pick-up have been getting mixed reviews to the point Vernon council voted unanimously Tuesday, Sept. 7, to purchase smaller bins which residents can request. (Contributed)

Vernon purchasing smaller garbage bins, after new size trashed

City’s new automated program uses 240-litre size bins, which some residents say are much too big; city to buy 120-litre size bins

The new 240-litre sized trash cans in Vernon for automated pick-up have been getting mixed reviews to the point Vernon council voted unanimously Tuesday, Sept. 7, to purchase smaller bins which residents can request. (Contributed)
Vernon council paid tribute to late councillor Dalvir Nahal at their first meeting Tuesday, Sept. 7, since the two-term councillor’s passing. Nahal, 45, died Sunday, Sept. 5, following a 10-year battle with cancer. (File photo)

Vernon council pays tribute to colleague

Dalvir Nahal, who died Sunday, Sept. 5, is fondly remembered by fellow councillors and mayor

Vernon council paid tribute to late councillor Dalvir Nahal at their first meeting Tuesday, Sept. 7, since the two-term councillor’s passing. Nahal, 45, died Sunday, Sept. 5, following a 10-year battle with cancer. (File photo)
Vernon Coun. Dalvir Nahal lost her battle with cancer Sunday, Sept. 5, and died at the age of 45 in Vernon Jubilee Hospital. (File photo)

Okanagan city mourns passing of beloved councillor

Vernon’s Dalvir Nahal dies at age 45 from cancer; was in second term on council

Vernon Coun. Dalvir Nahal lost her battle with cancer Sunday, Sept. 5, and died at the age of 45 in Vernon Jubilee Hospital. (File photo)
Coldstream’s Marty Stein (left) has signed with the National Hockey League’s Buffalo Sabres to be a Western Canada scout. Stein spent the last 25 years visiting arenas around North America as a scout with the Detroit Red Wings. (Morning Star - file photo)

Okanagan NHL scout moves from Red Wings to Sabres

Coldstream’s Marty Stein joins the Buffalo Sabres as a Western Canadian scout after 25 years and four Stanley Cups with Detroit

Coldstream’s Marty Stein (left) has signed with the National Hockey League’s Buffalo Sabres to be a Western Canada scout. Stein spent the last 25 years visiting arenas around North America as a scout with the Detroit Red Wings. (Morning Star - file photo)
Volunteer university students Keagan Edwards of Port Moody (top) and Holly O’Neil of Maple Ridge search for artifacts at the site of the First World War Monashee Internment Camp east of Cherryville. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

WATCH: Digging into history east of Cherryville

Abbotsford anthropologist and team search for indications of what life was like

Volunteer university students Keagan Edwards of Port Moody (top) and Holly O’Neil of Maple Ridge search for artifacts at the site of the First World War Monashee Internment Camp east of Cherryville. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
<ins>Vernon physical therapists, chiropractors and registered massage therapists have banded together to give treatments to firefighters at the Vernon Fire Camp at Kin Race Track. </ins>Working a recent shift were, from left: Steve Piper, chiropractor, Monashee Health Collective; Chris MacDonald, RMT, Arise Massage; Anna Van de Vosse, RMT, Tri Lake Massage and Wellness Clinic; Darcie Weglo, chiropractor, Creekside Dynamic Health; Nathan Bruneau, physical therapist, South End Spine and Sports Physical Therapy; Michaela Rempel, RMT, Creekside Dynamic Health; Katrina Jahner, RMT, Creekside Dynamic Health. (Roger Knox - Vernon Morning Star)

Firefighters in good hands at Vernon camp

Physical therapists, chiropractors, registered massage therapists offer volunteer treatments at Vernon Fire Camp

<ins>Vernon physical therapists, chiropractors and registered massage therapists have banded together to give treatments to firefighters at the Vernon Fire Camp at Kin Race Track. </ins>Working a recent shift were, from left: Steve Piper, chiropractor, Monashee Health Collective; Chris MacDonald, RMT, Arise Massage; Anna Van de Vosse, RMT, Tri Lake Massage and Wellness Clinic; Darcie Weglo, chiropractor, Creekside Dynamic Health; Nathan Bruneau, physical therapist, South End Spine and Sports Physical Therapy; Michaela Rempel, RMT, Creekside Dynamic Health; Katrina Jahner, RMT, Creekside Dynamic Health. (Roger Knox - Vernon Morning Star)
Paramedics await the arrival of an injured wildfire fighter at the airport in Vernon Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. (Roger Knox - Vernon Morning Star)

VIDEO: White Rock Lake firefighter injured after 100-foot fall

Patient to be taken to hospital by ground ambulance

Paramedics await the arrival of an injured wildfire fighter at the airport in Vernon Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. (Roger Knox - Vernon Morning Star)
Percentages of people aged 18-49 that have received two COVID vaccinations are very low in North Okanagan rural communities. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Enderby, Armstrong among fewest vaccinated in Interior Health

‘I think we’ll get there, but I don’t think we’ll get 100% vaccination rate,’ says Enderby mayor

Percentages of people aged 18-49 that have received two COVID vaccinations are very low in North Okanagan rural communities. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
Kitty, an eight-year-old Argentinian tegu lizard that belongs to a Vernon family, was safely found after being missing in the Tillicum-Foothills region for nearly two weeks. (Facebook photo)

Missing Okanagan lizard found safely

Kitty, an Argentinian tegu lizard, parked himself in a Vernon garage after escaping his enclosure nearly two weeks ago

Kitty, an eight-year-old Argentinian tegu lizard that belongs to a Vernon family, was safely found after being missing in the Tillicum-Foothills region for nearly two weeks. (Facebook photo)
Vernon’s Predator Ridge Golf Resort has received high marks in a survey from a popular Canadian golf website. (Contributed)

North Okanagan golf course among Canada’s best public links

Predator Ridge Resort earns high praise for both of its 18-hole tracks at scoregolf.com

Vernon’s Predator Ridge Golf Resort has received high marks in a survey from a popular Canadian golf website. (Contributed)
One of three branches of VantageOne Credit Union in Vernon was closed permanently Friday, Aug. 20, part of the organization’s corporate restructuring. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Okanagan credit union closes one branch

Vernon Okanagan Landing branch of VantageOne shut permanently; North Vernon Branch to follow suit in October

One of three branches of VantageOne Credit Union in Vernon was closed permanently Friday, Aug. 20, part of the organization’s corporate restructuring. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
A car clipped a power pole and ended up going over the embankment on BX Road in Vernon Thursday afternoon, Aug. 19. The driver and lone occupant walked away from the incident. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

No injuries as Vernon car heads over embankment

Driver and lone occupant walked away from scene on BX Road to return home on same block

A car clipped a power pole and ended up going over the embankment on BX Road in Vernon Thursday afternoon, Aug. 19. The driver and lone occupant walked away from the incident. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Vernon Search and Rescue was called to help Vernon North Okanagan RCMP rescue four people from the waters of Kalamalka Lake after their boat capsized Sunday, Aug. 15. (File photo)

Vernon Search and Rescue crew assists boaters after vessel capsizes

Incident happened after 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15, on Kalamalka Lake

Vernon Search and Rescue was called to help Vernon North Okanagan RCMP rescue four people from the waters of Kalamalka Lake after their boat capsized Sunday, Aug. 15. (File photo)
Lake Country councillor and Oyama representative Todd McKenzie is well aware of “repeating problems” at the aging Oyama Boat Launch on Wood Lake. (Google Maps/Matt Funk photo)

Oyama councillor wary of boat launch issues

Todd McKenzie says District of Lake Country needs to budget money and have resources to handle things at Oyama Boat Launch on Wood Lake

Lake Country councillor and Oyama representative Todd McKenzie is well aware of “repeating problems” at the aging Oyama Boat Launch on Wood Lake. (Google Maps/Matt Funk photo)
Vernon’s Eric Tucker, 74, is all smiles after collecting $500,000 in spliting a $1 million Maxmillions prize with a man from Surrey in the June 8 Lotto Max draw. (BCLC photo)

Vernon man soars to $500K lottery win

Eric Tucker, owner of aircraft maintenance company, collects $500,000 in Lotto Max Maxmillions draw

Vernon’s Eric Tucker, 74, is all smiles after collecting $500,000 in spliting a $1 million Maxmillions prize with a man from Surrey in the June 8 Lotto Max draw. (BCLC photo)
Vernon summer resident Julie McCann (née Holland) set an unofficial world record Monday, Aug. 9, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park, becoming the fastest woman to run 100 metres on all fours with a clocking of 22.99 seconds. (Christine Castrucow photo)

VIDEO: Okanagan woman runs on all fours in world record attempt

Vernon resident Julie McCann sets unofficial Guinness mark as fastest woman to cover 100 metres on all fours

Vernon summer resident Julie McCann (née Holland) set an unofficial world record Monday, Aug. 9, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park, becoming the fastest woman to run 100 metres on all fours with a clocking of 22.99 seconds. (Christine Castrucow photo)
Kelowna’s Brandy Hansen with Sadie (from left), Jessica Young with Ella, both from Kelowna, and Penticton’s Aleta Abbott with Myer were among the attendees in Vernon Sunday, Aug. 8, of the Kelowna Dachshund Club’s annual Pool Party. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Club life for Okanagan dachshunds

Kelowna Dachshund Club held pool party in Vernon; club features 1,500 online members

Kelowna’s Brandy Hansen with Sadie (from left), Jessica Young with Ella, both from Kelowna, and Penticton’s Aleta Abbott with Myer were among the attendees in Vernon Sunday, Aug. 8, of the Kelowna Dachshund Club’s annual Pool Party. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Wildfire evacuees are camped out at Armstrong’s IPE grounds. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

North Okanagan attractions housing wildfire evacuees

People, animals checking into IPE Grounds in Armstrong, Historic O’Keefe Ranch in Spallumcheen

Wildfire evacuees are camped out at Armstrong’s IPE grounds. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Coldstream’s Stacy Roest (left) enjoys a special moment with nephew Erick Roest of Lethbridge and the Stanley Cup Wednesday, Aug. 3, at Vernon’s Training House in Kal Tire Place North. Roest hosted a private function at the facility with the Cup, which he gets to spend a full day with as the assistant general manager of the back-to-back NHL champion Tampa Bay Lightning. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

VIDEO: Stanley Cup makes Vernon appearance

Cup brought to private function by Tampa Bay Lightning assistant GM Stacy Roest of Coldstream

Coldstream’s Stacy Roest (left) enjoys a special moment with nephew Erick Roest of Lethbridge and the Stanley Cup Wednesday, Aug. 3, at Vernon’s Training House in Kal Tire Place North. Roest hosted a private function at the facility with the Cup, which he gets to spend a full day with as the assistant general manager of the back-to-back NHL champion Tampa Bay Lightning. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)