Jennifer Smith

A blue pickup truck driven by a woman is captured on camera April 8 following a suspicious fire near Westwold. (surveillance image)

UPDATE: Westwold wildfires extinguished, RCMP investigate suspected arson

Woman driving a blue truck sought after several fires started in the Thompson area

A blue pickup truck driven by a woman is captured on camera April 8 following a suspicious fire near Westwold. (surveillance image)
An old burn pile was reignited near the Westwold landfill and discovered May 1, 2022. (Patrick Green photo)

Two fires sparked near Westwold

Blazes burning west of Falkland

An old burn pile was reignited near the Westwold landfill and discovered May 1, 2022. (Patrick Green photo)
Kathy Zozula, Sandra Volpatti and Faith Hudson offer a traditional Ukrainian greeting with the round bread known as Kolach and salt at the Enderby & District Museum & Archives, which currently has a Ukrainian display. (Jackie Pearase photo)

Enderby museum highlights past and present Ukraine

The dark shadow of today’s war in Ukraine is cast upon the…

Kathy Zozula, Sandra Volpatti and Faith Hudson offer a traditional Ukrainian greeting with the round bread known as Kolach and salt at the Enderby & District Museum & Archives, which currently has a Ukrainian display. (Jackie Pearase photo)
The Gary Cable Project performs in Kelowna April 29 and Vernon April 30. (Stephanie Dea Photography)

Classic rock concert for a cause plays Okanagan

Gary Cable Project live shows support BC Interior Jazz Festival

The Gary Cable Project performs in Kelowna April 29 and Vernon April 30. (Stephanie Dea Photography)
Falkland Fire Chief Troy Ricard, second from right, and members of the Falkland Fire Department receive the CSRD's Fire Department of the Year trophy from Sean Coubrough, Fire Services Coordinator, far right. (Contributed)

Falkland department honoured for exceptional firefighting

‘They stayed behind to keep our community safe’

Falkland Fire Chief Troy Ricard, second from right, and members of the Falkland Fire Department receive the CSRD's Fire Department of the Year trophy from Sean Coubrough, Fire Services Coordinator, far right. (Contributed)
Protesters gathered in front of the Vernon Ukrainian Orthodox Church Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, to show their support for Ukraine after Russia invaded the country on Thursday. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

North Okanagan preparing for arrival of Ukrainian families

Specific webpages have been established for those wanting to help

Protesters gathered in front of the Vernon Ukrainian Orthodox Church Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, to show their support for Ukraine after Russia invaded the country on Thursday. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Murray Rankin, B.C. minister of indigenouse relations and reconcilitation, announces grants to reduce wildfire risks at the Kalamalka See Orchard Tuesday, April 19. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Grants reduce Okanagan wildfire risks

$3.5 million directed to Kamloops Fire Centre and First Nations

Murray Rankin, B.C. minister of indigenouse relations and reconcilitation, announces grants to reduce wildfire risks at the Kalamalka See Orchard Tuesday, April 19. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Nanaimo RCMP were on scene of a two-vehicle accident on Old Island Highway and Oliver Road the night of Sept. 6. (News Bulletin file)

ATV rollover claims Vernon man near Enderby

27-year-old man was camping at Cooke Creek

Nanaimo RCMP were on scene of a two-vehicle accident on Old Island Highway and Oliver Road the night of Sept. 6. (News Bulletin file)
A silver tea service was stolen from Mackie Lake House. (Contributed)

Historic artifacts stolen from North Okanagan charity

Mackie Lake House broken into, 120-year-old urn among items taken

A silver tea service was stolen from Mackie Lake House. (Contributed)
Police lights (Shutterstock photo)

Police impersonator ‘pulls over’ woman late at night near Vernon

Shuswap woman heading home from Kelowna came across a slow-moving truck

Police lights (Shutterstock photo)
Cases of avian flu have been detected on certain poultry farms in six central Alberta counties. (File photo from flickr)

UPDATE: Avian flu near Enderby creates large control zone

Canadian Food Inspection Agency infected zone includes Grindrod

Cases of avian flu have been detected on certain poultry farms in six central Alberta counties. (File photo from flickr)
A bike stolen from a 10-year-old boy in Vernon was recovered by police. (Vernon North Okanagan RCMP photo)

Vernon boy’s stolen bike recovered by RCMP

Search warrant at 21st Avenue home leads to happy return

A bike stolen from a 10-year-old boy in Vernon was recovered by police. (Vernon North Okanagan RCMP photo)
The aurora borealis lit up the skies over Vernon Sunday, April 10, as seen from the Kalamalka Lakeview Drive Lookout. (Kevin Zaw Photography)

Northern Lights dance over Vernon

Photographer’s patience pays off

The aurora borealis lit up the skies over Vernon Sunday, April 10, as seen from the Kalamalka Lakeview Drive Lookout. (Kevin Zaw Photography)
Curtis Sagmoen takes a smoke break during the start of his latest trial Monday, Feb. 10. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

North Okanagan sex trade workers warned of Sagmoen

RCMP renew message to stay away from Salmon River Road property

Curtis Sagmoen takes a smoke break during the start of his latest trial Monday, Feb. 10. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
RCMP cruiser. (Black Press file photo)

Police dog helps North Okanagan standoff end safely

A large number of RCMP resources called to Bobby Burns Road area

RCMP cruiser. (Black Press file photo)
Salmon Arm RCMP recover stolen vehicles in Tappen on May 19, 2021. (File photo)

Cyclist killed in Vernon crash

52-year-old man died from injuries after being hit by Jeep on Kal Lake Road

Salmon Arm RCMP recover stolen vehicles in Tappen on May 19, 2021. (File photo)
A juvenile cougar was captured in Vernon's East Hill sometime April 11-12. (Contributed)

UPDATE: Cougar that killed Vernon housecat euthanized

Conservation officer warns owners to keep pets indoors

A juvenile cougar was captured in Vernon's East Hill sometime April 11-12. (Contributed)
North Okanagan-Shuswap MP Mel Arnold responded Erin O'Toole being voted out as Conservative Party of Canada leader on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. (File photo)

Budget fails North Okanagan-Shuswap residents trying to recover: MP

Mel Arnold calls proposed one-time $500 affordable housing payment a band aid solution for families, individuals

North Okanagan-Shuswap MP Mel Arnold responded Erin O'Toole being voted out as Conservative Party of Canada leader on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. (File 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)

Teen arrested breaking into Vernon school

BX Elementary break-in suspect charged

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)
Cole Derry started his second round of dialysis April 4, 2022. (Cole's Kidney Journey Facebook photo)

North Okanagan man needing 2nd kidney gets behind Green Shirt Day

#LoganBouletEffect marked April 7 after Humboldt Bronco’s decision to be an organ donor saves 6 lives

Cole Derry started his second round of dialysis April 4, 2022. (Cole's Kidney Journey Facebook photo)