Jennifer Smith

(File photo)

Man with knife arrested in downtown Vernon

25-year-old also allegedly in possession of stolen goods, credit cards

(File photo)
Highway 1 in Revelstoke is closed until 4 p.m. Dec. 23, as one Vernon motorist trying to make his way home for Christmas discovered. (Ben Boha photo)

No weather warnings for Okanagan, yet, but preparedness urged

Vernon offers tips on staying safe and warm, and shovelling

Highway 1 in Revelstoke is closed until 4 p.m. Dec. 23, as one Vernon motorist trying to make his way home for Christmas discovered. (Ben Boha photo)
A Grinch stole an important part of a Vernon man’s Christmas light display sometime Dec. 22. (Contributed)

Grinch steals Christmas spirit in Vernon

Theft dims lights on resident’s seasonal display

A Grinch stole an important part of a Vernon man’s Christmas light display sometime Dec. 22. (Contributed)
The Vernon Aquatic Centre will be closed for its annual three-week maintenance period from Aug. 26 to Sept. 16. (City of Vernon - photo)

Proof of vaccination now required at Vernon pool

New rules for 12 and up, public gym also closed

The Vernon Aquatic Centre will be closed for its annual three-week maintenance period from Aug. 26 to Sept. 16. (City of Vernon - photo)
Outboard Pub

Okanagan lakefront pub serves closing notice

Outboard owners aren’t renewing their lease

Outboard Pub
Melinda Warnock, pictured with her daughter Brianna, suffered life-threatening injuries after being hit by an SUV Dec. 16. (GoFundMe image)

UPDATE: GoFundMe allows daughter to be with Vernon woman hit by SUV

Incident on 53rd Avenue left woman with life-threatening injuries

Melinda Warnock, pictured with her daughter Brianna, suffered life-threatening injuries after being hit by an SUV Dec. 16. (GoFundMe image)
Recipient Ray Thompson and his wife (from left), ICU staff Aides Hofer, OR staff Summer Zaino, recipient Judy Mori, BC Transplant staff Karly Mardsen and recipient Fiona Walker at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. (Contributed)

Hospital staff thanked for saving lives in Okanagan

Three local organ transplant recipients show gratitude

Recipient Ray Thompson and his wife (from left), ICU staff Aides Hofer, OR staff Summer Zaino, recipient Judy Mori, BC Transplant staff Karly Mardsen and recipient Fiona Walker at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. (Contributed)
While it's not out of the realm of possibility, Salmon Arm currently has no plan to add glass to its curbside recycling collection program such as what recently rolled out in the North Okanagan. (File photo)

Glass recycling pickup returns to Okanagan

But don’t get caught on Santa’s recycling naughty list

While it's not out of the realm of possibility, Salmon Arm currently has no plan to add glass to its curbside recycling collection program such as what recently rolled out in the North Okanagan. (File photo)
BX-Swan Lake Fire Department (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Fire evicts Vernon family from ‘heavily damaged’ home

Late night BX blaze sparked in basement, came up through main floor

BX-Swan Lake Fire Department (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
A fire sparked inside an Alexis Park area home Friday morning. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Firefighters snuff Vernon basement fire

Alexis Park area residents got out of home safely

A fire sparked inside an Alexis Park area home Friday morning. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Black Press Media file photo

Crash stalls Highway 97A traffic near Armstrong

Two pickup trucks involved in Thursday evening collision

Black Press Media file photo
RCMP are investigating after a pedestrian was struck and suffered severe injuries Thursday. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Vernon woman suffers life-threatening injuries after being hit by SUV

Patient suffers severe injuries from 53rd Avenue incident Thursday

RCMP are investigating after a pedestrian was struck and suffered severe injuries Thursday. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
A fire was started in the covered parking area of the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce last month. (Dan Proulx photo)

Cold weather sparks increase in warming fires in Vernon

Downtown businesses urged to keep potential burning material away from buildings

A fire was started in the covered parking area of the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce last month. (Dan Proulx photo)
Now that's a lot of cardboard: Over the Christmas long weekend two extra large bins weren't enough to contain all the cardboard from presents and holiday gifts Ponoka and area residents. On the Monday, Dec. 28 this panorama photo shows the downtown recycle depot was full of cardboard to be recycled.
Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Cardboard collection could stack up in North Okanagan due to highway closures

Residents may be asked to store cardboard if a closure or service interruption occurs

Now that's a lot of cardboard: Over the Christmas long weekend two extra large bins weren't enough to contain all the cardboard from presents and holiday gifts Ponoka and area residents. On the Monday, Dec. 28 this panorama photo shows the downtown recycle depot was full of cardboard to be recycled.
Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Splatsin Kukpi7 & Tkwamipla7 (Chief & Council)

Splatsin members can hear from Kukpi7 & Tkwamipla7 (chief and council) candidates

All candidates forum Dec. 22 ahead of Jan. 10 election

Splatsin Kukpi7 & Tkwamipla7 (Chief & Council)
Interior Health is planning whole community immunization clinics in rural and remote communities. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Omicron reaches Interior Health as COVID-19 numbers top B.C.

First 3 cases of latest variant detected in IH

Interior Health is planning whole community immunization clinics in rural and remote communities. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Angie Korytko was last seen in Coldstream Dec. 13 and RCMP are asking for the public's help in locating her. (Contributed)

UPDATE: Missing North Okanagan woman found

RCMP thank public for help in locating 37-year-old

Angie Korytko was last seen in Coldstream Dec. 13 and RCMP are asking for the public's help in locating her. (Contributed)
George Harrison and Diamond Campbell enjoy a Christmas meal at the fifth annual Festive Street Lunch at All Saints' Anglican Church Saturday. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Vernon charities serve seasonal meals for less fortunate

Festive lunches, Christmas dinners on the menu, with a side of cheer

George Harrison and Diamond Campbell enjoy a Christmas meal at the fifth annual Festive Street Lunch at All Saints' Anglican Church Saturday. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Duo Gelato joins the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra for some seasonal laughs this weekend. (Contributed)

Okanagan Symphony Orchestra adds humour to holiday shows

Holly Jolly Gelato in Kelowna, Vernon and Penticton

Duo Gelato joins the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra for some seasonal laughs this weekend. (Contributed)
A Langford homeowner helped West Shore RCMP catch a car thief along McCallum Road. (Black Press file photo)

UPDATE: Crash that closed Highway 97A closed north of Enderby cleared

Vehicle incident had road closed in both directions

A Langford homeowner helped West Shore RCMP catch a car thief along McCallum Road. (Black Press file photo)