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Highway 97 reopens in Vernon following crash, expect delays

Traffic being detoured, but expect delays. Drive BC said highway not expected to open until 4 p.m.

 

The Roster Sports Club Bar and Grill has recently purchased a home with a pair of legal suites to help with employee recruitment. (Google Maps)

Okanagan business buys home to help employee recruitment

Vernon sports club purchases home with two legal suites that can accommodate four employees

 

A Vernon resident has been fined after being caught contravening the fire ban and its rules currently in place in the city. (File photo)

Contravening fire ban nets Vernon resident fine

Bylaw officer spots fire in oil drum ring on Okanagan Landing Road property; fire crews extinguish it

 

Vernon-Monashee MLA Harwinder Sandhu lauds a new, free program for citizens aimed at addressing racism and defusing racist incidents. (Contributed)

Free anti-racism program offered to North Okanagan-Monashee residents

MLA Harwinder Sandhu says racism still a huge problem in province

Vernon-Monashee MLA Harwinder Sandhu lauds a new, free program for citizens aimed at addressing racism and defusing racist incidents. (Contributed)
Heavy downpours and thunderstorms are expected for the Okanagan Valley on June 27. (Pixabay image)

Okanagan to experience common, yet ‘dangerous’ summertime weather pattern

Chance of thunderstorms in the forecast across the region starting Thursday

Heavy downpours and thunderstorms are expected for the Okanagan Valley on June 27. (Pixabay image)
Vernon Pride Committee members are eager to celebrate Pride Week with the community Aug. 8-14. (Contributed)

Pride Week inclusion to shine in Vernon

2SLGBTQIA+ community celebrate with events, flag raising, march and more

Vernon Pride Committee members are eager to celebrate Pride Week with the community Aug. 8-14. (Contributed)
The Amazing Race stopped at Sovereign Lake Nordic Club, which is hosting a live viewing of the locally-inspired episode Aug. 9 at 9 p.m. (Sovereign photo)

VIDEO: Vernon featured on Amazing Race Canada

Contestants fly, ski and bake in episode airing Aug. 9

The Amazing Race stopped at Sovereign Lake Nordic Club, which is hosting a live viewing of the locally-inspired episode Aug. 9 at 9 p.m. (Sovereign photo)
Katherine McIlravey died from her injuries August 1, 2022 following an RV fire in Enderby (Sitara Liquor - Facebook)

Victim in Enderby RV fire identified as Lake Country woman

A witness provided first aid on scene before McIlravey was taken in an ambulance

  • Aug 3, 2022
Katherine McIlravey died from her injuries August 1, 2022 following an RV fire in Enderby (Sitara Liquor - Facebook)
File Photo / The Canadian Press/Jeff McIntosh

Canadian Border Services Agency seize ‘ghost guns’ from 2 Okanagan homes

Both men were arrested and released in late April

File Photo / The Canadian Press/Jeff McIntosh
Michael Hans Bopfinger, 47, is wanted for assault, uttering threats, and a number of firearms related offences (Vernon North Okanagan RCMP)

UPDATE: Vernon RCMP arrest wanted man

Michael Hans Bopfinger was considered violent

  • Aug 3, 2022
Michael Hans Bopfinger, 47, is wanted for assault, uttering threats, and a number of firearms related offences (Vernon North Okanagan RCMP)
A man drowned in the Thompson River in Kamloops on McArthur Island. (Google images photo by Allen Bigg)

Vernon man suspected drowning victim in Kamloops

Long-weekend incident on Thompson River at McArthur Island

A man drowned in the Thompson River in Kamloops on McArthur Island. (Google images photo by Allen Bigg)
Zachary Burton remains missing from Vernon. (Contributed)

UPDATE: RCMP still searching for missing Vernon man

Family and police concerned for 22-year-old Zachary Burton

Zachary Burton remains missing from Vernon. (Contributed)
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP and the Coroner are investigating two separate incidents resulting in the deaths of two men over the August long weekend. Criminality is not suspected in either event. (Black Press Media files)

RCMP, Coroner investigating two sudden deaths in Greater Vernon

Man dies after being in distress at Kal Beach; body of senior found in Vernon Creek

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP and the Coroner are investigating two separate incidents resulting in the deaths of two men over the August long weekend. Criminality is not suspected in either event. (Black Press Media files)
Vernon’s Will Harrower collected five medals, including two gold and two silver, from the 47th annual Canadian Masters Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Regina. (Facebook photo)

Okanagan athlete masters Regina track

Vernon’s Will Harrower collects five medals - including 2 gold - from Canadian masters track and field

Vernon’s Will Harrower collected five medals, including two gold and two silver, from the 47th annual Canadian Masters Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Regina. (Facebook photo)
Vernon company Carpe D’Wine is giving singles in three different age groups a chance to speed date and meet people with a two-hour cruise of Okanagan Lake on three consecutive nights in August. (Contributed)

Okanagan company speeds up romance possibilities with lake cruise

2-hour cruises in Vernon on OK Lake in August will be for men and women in three different age groups

Vernon company Carpe D’Wine is giving singles in three different age groups a chance to speed date and meet people with a two-hour cruise of Okanagan Lake on three consecutive nights in August. (Contributed)
A man was caught on surveillance stealing a van from an Alexis Park area home early Monday, July 25. (Video still)

Van stolen in Vernon, ditched, then car allegedly taken from Salmon Arm

RCMP tell owner the thief took a salvage yard employees vehicle after his broke down

A man was caught on surveillance stealing a van from an Alexis Park area home early Monday, July 25. (Video still)
Ron, one of the goldendoodle pups, is spreading joy around the globe. (Silver Star Doodles photo)

VIDEO: North Okanagan puppies spreading zen worldwide

Silver Star godlendoodles livestreams going viral

Ron, one of the goldendoodle pups, is spreading joy around the globe. (Silver Star Doodles photo)
Campfire bans are not being lifted in Enderby, Armstrong, Spallumcheen, BX and Silver Star, despite Vernon lifting the ban Sept. 10. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Extreme wildfire risk sparks Okanagan campfire bans

Dry lightning, area wildfires, extreme heat a concern

Campfire bans are not being lifted in Enderby, Armstrong, Spallumcheen, BX and Silver Star, despite Vernon lifting the ban Sept. 10. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Fire truck. (Morning Star file photo)

Heat has Vernon firefighters on wildfire alert

Fire Rescue Services preparing for increased risk of wildfire conditions

Fire truck. (Morning Star file photo)
Davison Orchard will be featured on CTV’s The Amazing Race episode airing Aug. 9. (Davison Orchard photo)

Vernon farm featured on Amazing Race Canada

Contestants have to bake mini apple pies at Davison Orchards; show airs in August

Davison Orchard will be featured on CTV’s The Amazing Race episode airing Aug. 9. (Davison Orchard photo)