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Vernon Winter Carnival directors announce Carnival of the Wild West as the 2021 theme Tuesday, March 10, at the Schubert Centre. (Roger Knox - Vernon Morning Star)

Vernon Winter Carnival announces Wild West theme

Carnival of the Wild West will be the theme for the 61st annual Winter Carnival

Vernon Winter Carnival directors announce Carnival of the Wild West as the 2021 theme Tuesday, March 10, at the Schubert Centre. (Roger Knox - Vernon Morning Star)
Vernon’s Wade Hardie won $1 million on the Guaranteed Match draw on the Lotto 649 draw Saturday, March 7. (B.C. Lottery Corporation photo)

‘Now I have no worries,’ says $1M Vernon lotto winner

Wade Hardie, former carpenter/horse trainer-owner, won $1 million Saturday

Vernon’s Wade Hardie won $1 million on the Guaranteed Match draw on the Lotto 649 draw Saturday, March 7. (B.C. Lottery Corporation photo)
Spallumcheen’s Graeme and Terryn Corbett of Om Naturale display the banner they received for being named Farmers’ Market Vendor of the Year at the provincial conference Saturday, March 7, in Harrison Hot Springs. (Facebook photo)

Okanagan couple top farmers’ market vendors

Spallumcheen’s Om Naturale named Vendor of the Year at B.C. Farmers’ Markets conference

Spallumcheen’s Graeme and Terryn Corbett of Om Naturale display the banner they received for being named Farmers’ Market Vendor of the Year at the provincial conference Saturday, March 7, in Harrison Hot Springs. (Facebook photo)
The Vernon Tigers (white) and South Okanagan Flames, along with the Kamloops Venom, will welcome teams from Kelowna and Armstrong into the Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League for 2020. (Black Press file photo)

Okanagan junior lacrosse league adding two teams

Armstrong Shamrocks return with Shuswap connection; Kelowna Kodiaks join TOJLL as expansion team

The Vernon Tigers (white) and South Okanagan Flames, along with the Kamloops Venom, will welcome teams from Kelowna and Armstrong into the Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League for 2020. (Black Press file photo)
Vernon’s Jeff McSweeney has launched a new wheelchair shuttle service to help North Okanagan residents get to and from medical appointments from outlying areas. (Photo submitted)

Vernon man rolls out wheelchair shuttle business

North Okanagan Wheelchair Shuttle to help people in rural areas get to and from appointments

Vernon’s Jeff McSweeney has launched a new wheelchair shuttle service to help North Okanagan residents get to and from medical appointments from outlying areas. (Photo submitted)
Mildred Lewis (front) enjoys a spin around Polson Park for her 100th birthday, courtesy of Cycling Without Age pilot Jim Wind, in 2019. Program organizers have purchased a second bike for Year 2, which will begin offering rides May 18. (Morning Star file photo)

Greater Vernon senior cycling program wheels into second year

Special ‘trishaws’ saw 500 rides and 4,200 kilometres in debut year

Mildred Lewis (front) enjoys a spin around Polson Park for her 100th birthday, courtesy of Cycling Without Age pilot Jim Wind, in 2019. Program organizers have purchased a second bike for Year 2, which will begin offering rides May 18. (Morning Star file photo)
Close to 40 people from Earth Strike Vernon hold a peaceful rally Sunday, Feb. 23, on the steps of the Vernon Courthouse, protesting colonial violence against Wet’suwet’en land defenders. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon protest draws close to 40 people

Earth Strike Vernon holds peaceful rally in support of Wet’suwet’en people and land

Close to 40 people from Earth Strike Vernon hold a peaceful rally Sunday, Feb. 23, on the steps of the Vernon Courthouse, protesting colonial violence against Wet’suwet’en land defenders. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Aryana Jacura of the Beach Radio Bums (right) scores her first of two goals against Morning Star Sweepers rookie netminder Caitlin Clow with Beach teammate Ethan Schiman (left) avoiding the check of Star defenceman Paris Beaudry for a possible rebound during the Vernon Winter Carnival Broomball Tournament Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the Village Green Hotel. The radio guys scored a stunning 3-1 upset over the Stars to advance to Friday’s championship game at 1:15 p.m. at the Green against either the defending champion City of Vernon Yard Workers or the Davidson Lawyers. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Radio station stuns Morning Star in all-Vernon media broomball battle

Three quick second-half goals pace Beach Radio to shocking 3-1 win over Morning Star Sweepers

Aryana Jacura of the Beach Radio Bums (right) scores her first of two goals against Morning Star Sweepers rookie netminder Caitlin Clow with Beach teammate Ethan Schiman (left) avoiding the check of Star defenceman Paris Beaudry for a possible rebound during the Vernon Winter Carnival Broomball Tournament Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the Village Green Hotel. The radio guys scored a stunning 3-1 upset over the Stars to advance to Friday’s championship game at 1:15 p.m. at the Green against either the defending champion City of Vernon Yard Workers or the Davidson Lawyers. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil has become an Internet hit after he was caught drinking Canadian maple syrup between games of the ATP 250 Series’ Open Sud de France final Sunday in Montpellier. (Twitter photo)

Vernon tennis player makes hit with maple syrup

Vasek Pospisil caught downing Canadian syrup straight from bottle between games of France final

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil has become an Internet hit after he was caught drinking Canadian maple syrup between games of the ATP 250 Series’ Open Sud de France final Sunday in Montpellier. (Twitter photo)
Vernon’s Daxton Podollan (right) with ex-Vancouver now Portuguese scout Daniel Fernandes at the training centre in Portimao, Portugal during Podollan’s five-week of training with the professional soccer club. (Photo submitted)

Okanagan player gets taste of life as pro soccer player

Daxton Podollan chosen to attend camp in Portugal

Vernon’s Daxton Podollan (right) with ex-Vancouver now Portuguese scout Daniel Fernandes at the training centre in Portimao, Portugal during Podollan’s five-week of training with the professional soccer club. (Photo submitted)
The home damaged by fire in Vernon’s BX area Thursday, Dec. 5, belonged to a member of Vernon Search and Rescue. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon Search and Rescue member grateful for help after fire

Trevor Honigman and wife displaced after fire severely damaged their new-to-them BX home Dec. 5

The home damaged by fire in Vernon’s BX area Thursday, Dec. 5, belonged to a member of Vernon Search and Rescue. (Morning Star - file photo)
A company vehicle is on fire at a home in Beverly Hills Estates in Okanagan Landing. The fire spread from the truck to the property but was quickly doused by firefighters. (Roger Knox - Vernon Morning Star)

Truck fire spreads to property in gated Vernon community

A loud bang rang out as flames spread to the grass

A company vehicle is on fire at a home in Beverly Hills Estates in Okanagan Landing. The fire spread from the truck to the property but was quickly doused by firefighters. (Roger Knox - Vernon Morning Star)
(Roger Knox - Vernon Morning Star)

WATCH: Vernon house fire may have sparked by wood stove

Homeowner says he believes the fire originated in the basement

(Roger Knox - Vernon Morning Star)
BX Swan Lake firefighters work to extinguish a blaze that broke out in the kitchen area of a double-wide modular home shortly after 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, off Elmwood Road and Highway 97. Nobody was home at the time though a cat rescued from the burning home later died. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

North Okanagan house fire likely started in kitchen

Nobody home at time except family pet who died after being rescued by firefighter

BX Swan Lake firefighters work to extinguish a blaze that broke out in the kitchen area of a double-wide modular home shortly after 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, off Elmwood Road and Highway 97. Nobody was home at the time though a cat rescued from the burning home later died. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Trailer fire in North Okanagan claims cat

Trailer fire in North Okanagan claims cat

BX-Swan Lake Fire Department currently on scene

Trailer fire in North Okanagan claims cat
Predator Ridge Resort’s two 18-hole golf courses have cracked the top-20 in a list of Canada’s top 50 public golf courses as chosen by The PGA of Canada. (Morning Star - file photo)

Okanagan golf courses among Canada’s best

Both tracks at Vernon’s Predator Ridge crack top-20 in list of 50 best public courses in the country

Predator Ridge Resort’s two 18-hole golf courses have cracked the top-20 in a list of Canada’s top 50 public golf courses as chosen by The PGA of Canada. (Morning Star - file photo)
Staff old and new gather for one last group photo at the downtown Vernon Canada Safeway on 30th Avenue Saturday, Nov. 23, as the store closed its doors for good. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Downtown Vernon Safeway closes forever

Staff shed tears, hugs, laughs, champagne as 54-year-old business closes; will rebrand as FreshCo

Staff old and new gather for one last group photo at the downtown Vernon Canada Safeway on 30th Avenue Saturday, Nov. 23, as the store closed its doors for good. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP are investigating a robbery from Simply Delicious in Vernon early Tuesday, as two masked individuals made their way into the shop, pried open a bitcoin machine and stole $2,000. The incident was captured on security video. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Thieves smash way into Vernon business

Incident at Simply Delicious happened at 4:30 a.m. and was caught on video

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP are investigating a robbery from Simply Delicious in Vernon early Tuesday, as two masked individuals made their way into the shop, pried open a bitcoin machine and stole $2,000. The incident was captured on security video. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
The aftermath of an SUV found fully engulfed in flames Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 4 a.m. on Commonage Road. (Nicole Leger photo)

Vernon car fire deemed suspicious

SUV found fully engulfed with nobody around at 4 a.m. Tuesday on Commonage Road

The aftermath of an SUV found fully engulfed in flames Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 4 a.m. on Commonage Road. (Nicole Leger photo)
Aaron Nasipayko is a Vernon paddleboarder who has completed his goal of cleaning the shores of both Okanagan and Kalamalka lakes. (Morning Star - file photo)

Okanagan paddleboarder completes shoreline cleanup

It’s evident there’s a pollution problem in Okanagan and Kalamalka lakes says Aaron Nasipayko

Aaron Nasipayko is a Vernon paddleboarder who has completed his goal of cleaning the shores of both Okanagan and Kalamalka lakes. (Morning Star - file photo)