Jennifer Smith

The lights at 32nd Street and 42nd Avenue are out Tuesday morning. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Lights back on at Highway 97 intersection in Vernon

4-way stop in effect at Highway 97 and 42nd Avenue

The lights at 32nd Street and 42nd Avenue are out Tuesday morning. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Provincial funding is being directed towards Cherryville Elementary. (Morning Star file photo)

No school in Falkland, Lavington and Cherryville due to power outage

Class is in session for the rest of the Vernon School District

Provincial funding is being directed towards Cherryville Elementary. (Morning Star file photo)
The entrance to Jack Seaton Park in Lake Country is blocked by downed trees Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. (Tara Shoemaker photo)

UPDATE: Power restored in Lake Country; Westside, Falkland, Cherryville still in the dark

Thousands left in the dark following Monday wind, rainstorm

The entrance to Jack Seaton Park in Lake Country is blocked by downed trees Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. (Tara Shoemaker photo)
M.V. Beattie Elementary

COVID-19 outbreak closes Enderby school

M.V. Beattie Elementary students learning from home Nov. 15-19

M.V. Beattie Elementary
Emilio and Olivia Vardabasso were married Nov. 11, 1956 in Italy. (Contributed)

Okanagan couple marks 65th anniversary on Remembrance Day

Emilio and Olivia Vardabasso were married Nov. 11, 1956, in Trieste, Italy

Emilio and Olivia Vardabasso were married Nov. 11, 1956 in Italy. (Contributed)
Dozens of people lined the streets surrounding the Vernon Cenotaph for the Remembrance Day service Thursday, Nov. 11. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

VIDEO: Vernon remembers

Hundreds of residents show up to pay their respects and lay poppies throughout the day

Dozens of people lined the streets surrounding the Vernon Cenotaph for the Remembrance Day service Thursday, Nov. 11. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming is pinned with the first poppy of the 2021 campaign by Royal Canadian Legion president Bill Balcaen outside city hall. Poppies are available for purchase by donation ahead of Remembrance Day. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

North Okanagan Remembrance Day ceremonies limited

Public urged to take a moment of silence, in their own space, and display poppies

Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming is pinned with the first poppy of the 2021 campaign by Royal Canadian Legion president Bill Balcaen outside city hall. Poppies are available for purchase by donation ahead of Remembrance Day. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Snow dusted runs at Silver Star Resort on Oct. 27 (Silver Star webcam)

Snow forecast for Remembrance Day morning in Vernon

Environment Canada calling for up to two centimetres

Snow dusted runs at Silver Star Resort on Oct. 27 (Silver Star webcam)
A public meeting about Enderby schools will be held Monday at 7 p.m. at M.V. Beattie Elementary. (photo submitted)

COVID-19 exposures at 8 Vernon, Lumby schools

3 Enderby classes are self-isolating, 2 Armstrong schools exposed

A public meeting about Enderby schools will be held Monday at 7 p.m. at M.V. Beattie Elementary. (photo submitted)
Spider-Island, filmed in Vernon, comes to the Towne Theatre Nov. 17 for three showings in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association. (Contributed)

Spider-Man back at the big screen, starring Okanagan

Film in support of Canadian Mental Health Association debuts Nov. 17

Spider-Island, filmed in Vernon, comes to the Towne Theatre Nov. 17 for three showings in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association. (Contributed)
Crowds at English Bay were blasted with a large beam of light from an RCMP Air-1 helicopter on Friday, May 14. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marc Grandmaison

Loaded firearm leads to arrests in Vernon

RCMP converged near Upper Room Mission, police helicopter called in during chase

Crowds at English Bay were blasted with a large beam of light from an RCMP Air-1 helicopter on Friday, May 14. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marc Grandmaison
Firefighters returned to the North Valley Gymnastics Club Tuesday morning to douse hot spots in the remains following the devastating fire Sunday. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Vernon gymnastics fire deemed suspicious

RCMP investigating Oct. 31 blaze that destroyed facility, community rallies around North Valley

Firefighters returned to the North Valley Gymnastics Club Tuesday morning to douse hot spots in the remains following the devastating fire Sunday. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Kelly Hunt was last seen Oct 16 in Lake Country. (Contributed)

Missing Okanagan man may be in Lower Mainland

RCMP believe Kelly Hunt may have travelled to Lower Mainland

Kelly Hunt was last seen Oct 16 in Lake Country. (Contributed)
Smoke continues to be visible from the White Rock Lake wildfire, as pictured on the Westside across Okanagan Lake Tuesday, Sept. 7. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Vernon Mayor raises concerns over low Okanagan Lake levels

Traditional spawning beds drying out due to low water

Smoke continues to be visible from the White Rock Lake wildfire, as pictured on the Westside across Okanagan Lake Tuesday, Sept. 7. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Joe Greaves (standing left) and George McLean with Isaac McQueen (sitting) and Jimmy Ingram. (Courtesy of KMA photograph collection No. 930)

Premier remembers Indigenous Okanagan veteran who served two wars

From Head of the Lake, now Okanagan Indian Band, George McLean earned a distinguished honour

Joe Greaves (standing left) and George McLean with Isaac McQueen (sitting) and Jimmy Ingram. (Courtesy of KMA photograph collection No. 930)
Cedar Park has been acquired by Turning Points and will be preserved as affordable housing. (Google Maps photo)

Affordable housing secured in Enderby

Turning Points Collarborative Society acquires 2 properties, 29-units

Cedar Park has been acquired by Turning Points and will be preserved as affordable housing. (Google Maps photo)
Deer can impale themselves trying to hop over fences like this. (B.C. Conservation Officer Service file photo)

Another Okanagan community looks at spiking deer-killing fences

Deadly decorative fences claimed a fawn in Vernon last month

Deer can impale themselves trying to hop over fences like this. (B.C. Conservation Officer Service file photo)
World War II veteran Nelson Whatmore places a wreath at the foot of the monument during Monday's Remembrance Day Ceremony at Kal Tire Place in Vernon. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Veterans served respect by Vernon restaurant

Free soup and sandwich on Remembrance Day for Canadian Armed Forces and veterans

World War II veteran Nelson Whatmore places a wreath at the foot of the monument during Monday's Remembrance Day Ceremony at Kal Tire Place in Vernon. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
The Forever Home Sanctuary is benefitting from an online fundraiser thanks to the Horsey Ladies Okanagan. (Angie Loakimidou photo)

Okanagan fundraiser helps build animal sanctuary

New Forever Home Sanctuary in Lavington recipient of online prize draw

The Forever Home Sanctuary is benefitting from an online fundraiser thanks to the Horsey Ladies Okanagan. (Angie Loakimidou photo)
The newly expanded BX Elementary School in Vernon has added 10 classrooms, a new bank of washrooms and said so long to five portables in time for the start of the 2021-22 school year Tuesday, Sept. 7. (Michael Hintringer photo/courtesy SD22)

COVID-19 exposures at 6 Vernon schools

Christian school closed for 2 weeks

The newly expanded BX Elementary School in Vernon has added 10 classrooms, a new bank of washrooms and said so long to five portables in time for the start of the 2021-22 school year Tuesday, Sept. 7. (Michael Hintringer photo/courtesy SD22)