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Vernon Jackals back Travis Beck runs into a wall of Penticton Harlequins tacklers during the 2019 Okanagan Rugby League final in Vernon. The four-time champion Jackals, Harlequins and Salmon Arm Yeti begin the three-team ORU Saturday after a year’s absence. (Black Press file photo)

Okanagan Rugby Union returns to pitch

Vernon, Salmon Arm and Penticton will battle for spot in provincial finals in September

Vernon Jackals back Travis Beck runs into a wall of Penticton Harlequins tacklers during the 2019 Okanagan Rugby League final in Vernon. The four-time champion Jackals, Harlequins and Salmon Arm Yeti begin the three-team ORU Saturday after a year’s absence. (Black Press file photo)
One person was sent by air ambulance to hospital following a two-vehicle collision on Highway 97 north of Vernon Saturday afternoon, July 17. (Contributed)

One person taken by air ambulance to hospital after crash north of Vernon

Incident between two vehicles happed north of the weigh scales Saturday, July 17

One person was sent by air ambulance to hospital following a two-vehicle collision on Highway 97 north of Vernon Saturday afternoon, July 17. (Contributed)
A helicopter is actioning a fire in the hills above BX-Swan Lake Monday afternoon. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Fire sparked north of Vernon

Air tankers are actioning the blaze, in the hills above BX

A helicopter is actioning a fire in the hills above BX-Swan Lake Monday afternoon. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
A plane drops retardant on the Becker Lake fire in Vernon, above Pottery Road, Saturday, July 10. (Tyler Martin/Instagram tylermartinphoto)

Evacuation alert issued for Becker Lake Fire in Vernon

Some residents already left their homes before alert issued Sunday; crews watch Clerke Road Fire for hot spots

A plane drops retardant on the Becker Lake fire in Vernon, above Pottery Road, Saturday, July 10. (Tyler Martin/Instagram tylermartinphoto)
A plane drops retardant on the Becker Lake fire in Vernon, above Pottery Road, Saturday, July 10. (Tyler Martin/Instagram tylermartinphoto)

UPDATE: Evacuation alert extended for Becker Lake Fire in Vernon

35-hectare blaze out of control with 41 firefighters and two helicopters on scene

A plane drops retardant on the Becker Lake fire in Vernon, above Pottery Road, Saturday, July 10. (Tyler Martin/Instagram tylermartinphoto)
Crews from local fire departments and B.C. Wildfire Services are battling a large wildland fire near Coldstream that broke out Friday night off Highway 97 south of Vernon. Residents of Clerke Road and Commonage Road between Bailey Road and Allen Brooks Way were put on evacuation alert by RCMP. (Gavin Phillips photo/@ItsGavP)

Wildfire near Vernon closes Highway 97; homes on Coldstream road evacuated

Large fire started around 10 p.m. Friday, July 9

Crews from local fire departments and B.C. Wildfire Services are battling a large wildland fire near Coldstream that broke out Friday night off Highway 97 south of Vernon. Residents of Clerke Road and Commonage Road between Bailey Road and Allen Brooks Way were put on evacuation alert by RCMP. (Gavin Phillips photo/@ItsGavP)
Coldstream’s Stacey Roest kisses the Stanley Cup for a second straight year. Roest is the assistant general manager of the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning, who blanked the Montreal Canadiens 1-0 Wednesday, July 7, in Tampa Bay to win the final series four games to one. (Roest family photo)

Okanagan NHL executive relishes consecutive Stanley Cups

Stacey Roest is the assistant GM of the Tampa Bay Lightning, NHL champions in 2020 and 2021

Coldstream’s Stacey Roest kisses the Stanley Cup for a second straight year. Roest is the assistant general manager of the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning, who blanked the Montreal Canadiens 1-0 Wednesday, July 7, in Tampa Bay to win the final series four games to one. (Roest family photo)
The BC Wildfire Service’s dashboard shows fires in the North Okanagan-Shuswap region. (Contributed)

Small wildfires in North Okanagan-Shuswap watched by crews

All fires in the regional ‘relatively small,’ says BC Wildfire Service

The BC Wildfire Service’s dashboard shows fires in the North Okanagan-Shuswap region. (Contributed)
Lake Country Mayor James Baker is a native of Lytton, born there 80 years ago in 1941. He’s been shocked to see the devastation to his hometown due to a wildfire. (File photo)

Okanagan mayor saddened by Lytton hometown wildfire

Lake Country’s James Baker was born and raised in Lytton, which saw 90 percent of the town destroyed June 30

Lake Country Mayor James Baker is a native of Lytton, born there 80 years ago in 1941. He’s been shocked to see the devastation to his hometown due to a wildfire. (File photo)
Crews from Central Okanagan Search and Rescue, Penticton Search and Rescue, North Westside Fire rescue asnd B.C. Ambulance Service helped rescue a young woman who fell from the rocks near Fintry Falls at Fintry Provincial Park Saturday, July 3. (COSAR Facebook photo)

Okanagan search and rescue crews help with rescue at Fintry Falls

A young woman is believed to have suffered serious injuries in a fall from the rocks

Crews from Central Okanagan Search and Rescue, Penticton Search and Rescue, North Westside Fire rescue asnd B.C. Ambulance Service helped rescue a young woman who fell from the rocks near Fintry Falls at Fintry Provincial Park Saturday, July 3. (COSAR Facebook photo)
Former Lake Country deputy chief administrative officer Alberto De Feo is no longer associated with the municipality, the district announced in a one-line news release Friday, July 2. (Black Press file photo)

Okanagan community cuts ties with former CAO

Alberto De Feo no longer associated with District of Lake Country, municipality announces in release

Former Lake Country deputy chief administrative officer Alberto De Feo is no longer associated with the municipality, the district announced in a one-line news release Friday, July 2. (Black Press file photo)
Jennifer Kerr keeps a heron cool in a pool of water, trying to rescue the birds which are literally dropping from their nests due to the heat. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

8 and counting: Vernon’s herons dying from heat

Good Samaritans trying to save the protected species birds

Jennifer Kerr keeps a heron cool in a pool of water, trying to rescue the birds which are literally dropping from their nests due to the heat. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
The Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League will host a pair of one-day tournament-style games featuring the league’s five franchises Saturday, July 10, in Armstrong, and Saturday, July 24, in Kelowna. (Black Press file photo)

Okanagan lacrosse loop returning to floor

Thompson Okanagan Junior League’s five franchises to hold tournament-style days July 10 and 24 in Armstrong, Kelowna

The Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League will host a pair of one-day tournament-style games featuring the league’s five franchises Saturday, July 10, in Armstrong, and Saturday, July 24, in Kelowna. (Black Press file photo)
Vernon Restholm residents were evacuated briefly Tuesday afternoon for reports of smoke, but were quickly allowed back in and out of the 46 degree Celsius heat. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

‘Smoke’ evacuates Vernon seniors’ home

Fire extinguisher used and discharge may have been mistaken as smoke by others

Vernon Restholm residents were evacuated briefly Tuesday afternoon for reports of smoke, but were quickly allowed back in and out of the 46 degree Celsius heat. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
A husband accidentally locked his wife and dog on their Vernon rooftop patio Tuesday morning, June 29, went to work and posted the event to social media which drew hilarious reaction and helpful hints for the husband. The wife and dog were rescued. (Facebook photo)

Vernon man accidentally locks wife, dog on rooftop in heat wave; lives to post about it on social media

The man left for work and jokingly asked friends to ‘send up water’ to stranded pair who were safely unlocked from patio

A husband accidentally locked his wife and dog on their Vernon rooftop patio Tuesday morning, June 29, went to work and posted the event to social media which drew hilarious reaction and helpful hints for the husband. The wife and dog were rescued. (Facebook photo)
Montreal Canadiens center Nick Suzuki celebrates his open net goal during the third period in Game 5 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup semifinal playoff series against the Vegas Golden Knights Tuesday, June 22, 2021, in Las Vegas. The Canadiens won 4-1. (AP Photo/John Locher)

QUIZ: How much do you know about the Stanley Cup?

Put your knowledge of the hockey playoff series to the test

Montreal Canadiens center Nick Suzuki celebrates his open net goal during the third period in Game 5 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup semifinal playoff series against the Vegas Golden Knights Tuesday, June 22, 2021, in Las Vegas. The Canadiens won 4-1. (AP Photo/John Locher)
This piece of property on Okanagan Lake in Vernon’s Okanagan Landing has been put on the market for the first time ever in its 100-plus year history, with a listing price of nearly $7.5 million. (David Pusey photo)

Rare waterfront Vernon home hits market for first time

Home, cottage, shop, acreage can be yours for the asking price of nearly $7.5 million

This piece of property on Okanagan Lake in Vernon’s Okanagan Landing has been put on the market for the first time ever in its 100-plus year history, with a listing price of nearly $7.5 million. (David Pusey photo)
It was hot in Greater Vernon Tuesday, but not quite hot enough to tie or set a new record for June 22. (File photo)

Vernon misses temperature record by one-tenth of a degree

It was 34.9 C Tuesday, just missing the 35 C record for June 22

It was hot in Greater Vernon Tuesday, but not quite hot enough to tie or set a new record for June 22. (File photo)
Skip Bartholomew’s sons, Stephen, current production manager (left) and Josh, current controller (C) with current Wayside owner Neil Perry. Overlooking tables of memories that have been collected and preserved over the past 100 years.

PHOTOS: A century of service from Wayside in Vernon

The press and printing company, founded by Harold George Bartholomew, turns 100 in 2021

Skip Bartholomew’s sons, Stephen, current production manager (left) and Josh, current controller (C) with current Wayside owner Neil Perry. Overlooking tables of memories that have been collected and preserved over the past 100 years.
Vernon's Leo Louis travelled Wednesday, June 2, to the Kamloops Indian Residental School site and placed a white eagle feather on a monument in memory of his mother, residential school survivor Cecilia Louis. Memorials have been placed at the site since the discovery of the remains of 215 children on the grounds on Thursday, May 27. (Facebook photo)

Kamloops residential school never discussed by Vernon survivor

The late Cecilia Louis mentioned school once to husband of 66 years, and never to her kids

Vernon's Leo Louis travelled Wednesday, June 2, to the Kamloops Indian Residental School site and placed a white eagle feather on a monument in memory of his mother, residential school survivor Cecilia Louis. Memorials have been placed at the site since the discovery of the remains of 215 children on the grounds on Thursday, May 27. (Facebook photo)