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A converted shipping container will soon store the Sicamous Eagles’ wet gear after away games. The shipping container will be placed beside the ‘Eagles’ Nest’ dormitory, behind the Sicamous and District Recreation Centre. (File photo)

Safety order prohibits Sicamous Eagles from storing gear after hours at rec centre

Anonymous donor steps up with funding for drying and storage alternative

Darcy Martin is the grandmother of Traci Genereaux, a Vernon teen whose remains were found on a farm on Salmon River Road near Silver Creek in October 2017. In honour of her memory, Martin and the family are sponsoring families in need with presents and food hampers this Christmas season, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Holiday fundraiser honours Traci Genereaux

Family sponsors those in need over Christmas season in memory of teen found on Sagmoen farm

A.L. Fortune Secondary will include Grade 7 students starting in September. (Morning Star file photo)

COVID-19 exposure at Enderby high school

A.L. Fortune Secondary potential exposure listed by Interior Health

A.L. Fortune Secondary will include Grade 7 students starting in September. (Morning Star file photo)
Agriculture Canada’s most recent drought monitor report said ample precipitation in September is not enough to offset precipitation deficits from earlier in the growing season for many regions across B.C. (Screen shot from Agriculture Canada website)

Okanagan Valley still experiencing drought despite rainy September

Ample precipitation in September is not enough to offset deficits early into the growing season

Agriculture Canada’s most recent drought monitor report said ample precipitation in September is not enough to offset precipitation deficits from earlier in the growing season for many regions across B.C. (Screen shot from Agriculture Canada website)
An updated rendering of the proposed housing development at 955 Timmins Street near the Canadian Tire. (Submitted)

Okanagan College and student union support proposed Penticton housing development

The Timmins Street development would add 219 residential units to the city

An updated rendering of the proposed housing development at 955 Timmins Street near the Canadian Tire. (Submitted)
From left: Lindsay Kusisto (Paul’s sister), Allyson Wagner, Jennell Stanley, Chris Pieper (Anita’s husband), Jordan Stanley, Chad Pieper (Anita’s son) and Chad Wagner, at the site of the new Buddy Bench installed in honour of Paul Whyte at Bastion Elementary in Salmon Arm. (Contributed)

‘Buddy Bench’ installed at Salmon Arm school in memory of former student

Paul Whyte attended Bastion Elementary from 1993-97, and passed away in 2020

From left: Lindsay Kusisto (Paul’s sister), Allyson Wagner, Jennell Stanley, Chris Pieper (Anita’s husband), Jordan Stanley, Chad Pieper (Anita’s son) and Chad Wagner, at the site of the new Buddy Bench installed in honour of Paul Whyte at Bastion Elementary in Salmon Arm. (Contributed)
Interior Health president and CEO Susan Brown.

IH CEO rejects Penticton’s request to restore funding to Pathways

IH says services to addictions have increased since the health authority took over

Interior Health president and CEO Susan Brown.
Salmon Arm RCMP reported a break in at a property in the northeast of Salmon Arm on Oct. 10, 2021. (File photo)
Salmon Arm RCMP reported a break in at a property in the northeast of Salmon Arm on Oct. 10, 2021. (File photo)
District of Sicamous council and staff addressed concerns and confusion surrounding the Shuswap Healing Centre on Oct. 13. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)

Sicamous residents riled by proposed healing centre location, loss of green space

District agrees town hall meeting needed to address concerns, confusion

District of Sicamous council and staff addressed concerns and confusion surrounding the Shuswap Healing Centre on Oct. 13. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)
Rob Fleming (left), B.C.’s minister of transportation and infrastructure, visited the Salmon Arm West Highway 1 project site on Oct. 14, 2021. (Zachary Roman/Salmon Arm Observer)
Rob Fleming (left), B.C.’s minister of transportation and infrastructure, visited the Salmon Arm West Highway 1 project site on Oct. 14, 2021. (Zachary Roman/Salmon Arm Observer)
To celebrate finishing his first round of chemotherapy, Addison Johnston (left) and his younger brother Ryland were taken to a Japanese restaurant in Vancouver by parents Kristin and Shane Johnston. But lots of treatment remains for the teenager, and his family has learned some hard lessons about the healthcare system. (submitted photo)

Chilliwack parents discover gaps in health care as teenage son battles leukemia

Though he’s 17-years-old, Addison Johnston couldn’t access treatment at B.C. Children’s Hospital

To celebrate finishing his first round of chemotherapy, Addison Johnston (left) and his younger brother Ryland were taken to a Japanese restaurant in Vancouver by parents Kristin and Shane Johnston. But lots of treatment remains for the teenager, and his family has learned some hard lessons about the healthcare system. (submitted photo)
The District of Sicamous has proposed a new animal control bylaw which includes limiting the number of dogs a person can have on a property to three. (File photo)

Proposed Sicamous animal control bylaw includes dog limit

People who leave animals in vehicle with windows up during summer could be fined

The District of Sicamous has proposed a new animal control bylaw which includes limiting the number of dogs a person can have on a property to three. (File photo)
Highway 1 Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. (DriveBC camera)

Highway 1 closure near Revelstoke

Vehicle incident west of city closes both directions

Highway 1 Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. (DriveBC camera)
The body of 21-year old Clayton Robert Dyer of Penticton was found on Green Mountain Road on Oct. 13, 2021. (RCMP handout)

RCMP investigate suspicious death of 21-year-old Penticton man

Clayton Dyer was found dead on the side of the road Oct. 13

The body of 21-year old Clayton Robert Dyer of Penticton was found on Green Mountain Road on Oct. 13, 2021. (RCMP handout)
A photo of the Sicamous Beach Park washroom and concession facility on July 8, 2021. (File photo)

Sicamous reallocates $100k for unexpected costs in Beach Park upgrade

Finlayson Park turf upgrade funds to be used for archaeological expenses

A photo of the Sicamous Beach Park washroom and concession facility on July 8, 2021. (File photo)
Vernon-based Tolko Industries Ltd. has again partnered with the Orange Shirt Society for an annual art contest. (Tolko photo)

Vernon company draws up Orange Shirt Day contest

Tolko Industries renews partnership for art contest with Orange Shirt Society

Vernon-based Tolko Industries Ltd. has again partnered with the Orange Shirt Society for an annual art contest. (Tolko photo)
Former Vancouver Canucks and Vernon Vipers hockey player Aaron Volpatti (left), joins the Golden Burger Challenge in support of the North Okanagan Community Life Society at The Roster. The challenge is underway at 10 local restaurants until Oct. 24. (Roster photo)

Search for best burger in Vernon begins

Golden Burger challenge is also a fundraiser for event organizer North Okanagan Community Life Society

Former Vancouver Canucks and Vernon Vipers hockey player Aaron Volpatti (left), joins the Golden Burger Challenge in support of the North Okanagan Community Life Society at The Roster. The challenge is underway at 10 local restaurants until Oct. 24. (Roster photo)
The City of Vernon will add an outdoor skating rink to the planning process for the development of the Kin Race Track Lands park. (City of Vernon photo)

Outdoor rinks skates into Vernon’s Kin Race Track plans

Staff recommendation voted on unanimously by council to add outdoor rink to planning process

The City of Vernon will add an outdoor skating rink to the planning process for the development of the Kin Race Track Lands park. (City of Vernon photo)
Preliminary work for the R.W. Bruhn Bridge project is beginning the week of Oct. 12, 2021, according to the District of Sicamous. (B.C. government image)

Hwy. 1 delays expected as preliminary work on Bruhn Bridge project near Sicamous begins

Funding for the R.W. Bruhn Bridge four-laning project was approved in 2018

Preliminary work for the R.W. Bruhn Bridge project is beginning the week of Oct. 12, 2021, according to the District of Sicamous. (B.C. government image)