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The winning ice sculpture was created as an ode to Star Wars’ The Mandalorian (Bowen Assman - Morning Star)

VIDEO: Snow sculptures carve out attention at Vernon Winter Carnival

SilverStar Mountain Resort played host to the event

The winning ice sculpture was created as an ode to Star Wars’ The Mandalorian (Bowen Assman - Morning Star)
Pictured is the four, one-of-a-kind library cards that you can get, starting Feb. 6 (Contributed)

Okanagan libraries launch Minecraft-inspired cards

The cards will also come with a tracker, so kids can monitor their reading progress

Pictured is the four, one-of-a-kind library cards that you can get, starting Feb. 6 (Contributed)
Grant Huffman, chair of the Aboriginal Affairs Committee, gives a report to delegates during the last BC Cattlemen’s AGM held in Williams Lake back in 2019 (Monica Lamb-Yorski Photo)

BC Cattlemen’s first AGM in three years roams into Vernon

The event will be at Kal Tire Place from May 25-27

Grant Huffman, chair of the Aboriginal Affairs Committee, gives a report to delegates during the last BC Cattlemen’s AGM held in Williams Lake back in 2019 (Monica Lamb-Yorski Photo)
Abby Lawlor and Mollie English (white shirts) present a $2,600 check to Sherman Dahl (The Emily Dahl Foundation) and Leanne Hammond (Community Foundation) on behalf of Beyond Sport Volleyball Academy. (Contributed)

VSS volleyball event raises $2,600 for the Emily Dahl Foundation

Abby Lawlor and Mollie English helped put together the special charity match last month

Abby Lawlor and Mollie English (white shirts) present a $2,600 check to Sherman Dahl (The Emily Dahl Foundation) and Leanne Hammond (Community Foundation) on behalf of Beyond Sport Volleyball Academy. (Contributed)
The VSS Panthers junior girls team celebrate with their plaque after winning the Immaculata Sweet 16 tournament over the Jan 28-29 weekend in Kelowna (Contributed)

Vernon Panthers roar to first in Kelowna’s Sweet 16 tourney

The junior girls team has their sights set on attending the provincial championships in Langley

The VSS Panthers junior girls team celebrate with their plaque after winning the Immaculata Sweet 16 tournament over the Jan 28-29 weekend in Kelowna (Contributed)
Illicit fentanyl was the leading cause of death with 85.8% of fatalities having the drug in their system (Illustration by Arek Socha/Pixabay)

Vernon’s 40 fatal drug overdoses 12th most in B.C.

2022 sees two fewer deaths than in 2021, while the province as a whole had 2,272 deaths

Illicit fentanyl was the leading cause of death with 85.8% of fatalities having the drug in their system (Illustration by Arek Socha/Pixabay)
A vehicle incident has closed Highway 97 both ways, near Kamloops and Falkland (DriveBC)

UPDATE: Highway 97 now open between Kamloops and Falkland

Vehicle incident three kilometres east of Monte Creek

A vehicle incident has closed Highway 97 both ways, near Kamloops and Falkland (DriveBC)
The Lift Caddy is a solution to the problem of having to lift your heavy e-bike up onto a bike rack. (Bowen Assman/Black Press)

VIDEO: Vernon businessman has the perfect ‘lift’ for your e-bike

The Lift Caddy is an electric elevator that makes it safe and easy to load your bike on a rack

The Lift Caddy is a solution to the problem of having to lift your heavy e-bike up onto a bike rack. (Bowen Assman/Black Press)
(Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Six more weeks of winter? Okanagan’s groundhog, Okie, set to make grand decision Feb. 2

Come out to the Allan Brooks Nature Centre at 10 a.m to watch to see if Okie spots his shadow.

(Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
(Brittany Webster/Black Press Media file)

Kelowna launches innovative new thermal beds for those experiencing homelessness

The 20 one-person and seven two-person shelters will provide warmth to 34 Kelowna residents

(Brittany Webster/Black Press Media file)
Lead actor Isaiah Bell in his 2021 performance of <em>Book of My Shames </em>(Dahlia Katz Photography)

Solo cabaret show embracing queer storytelling returns to Opera Kelowna

The Book of My Shames, starring Isaiah Bell, comes to the Rotary Centre for the Arts Feb. 17 and 18

Lead actor Isaiah Bell in his 2021 performance of <em>Book of My Shames </em>(Dahlia Katz Photography)
(Central Okanagan Food Bank/Contributed)

‘Be An Angel’ campaign raises close to $500k for Central Okanagan Food Bank

In the 27th iteration of the December-based fundraiser, The Thomas Allen Budd Foundation contributed $30,000

(Central Okanagan Food Bank/Contributed)