North Okanagan Regional District

A pair of men were arrested after a risky, high speed attempt to evade police in Armstrong on Friday, Nov. 25, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Two Okanagan men arrested after fleeing police in Armstrong

A Lake Country man and an Osoyoos man were arrested Friday

 

A moose carcass was found on an Armstrong trail Nov. 26. (Contributed)

Hiker discovers dismembered moose on North Okanagan trail

Abandoned carcass included the animal’s head (with antlers cut off) and hide

 

Lumby’s Cole Derry took the next big step in his kidney journey, receiving a transplant on Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. (Cole’s Kidney Journey/Facebook)

B.C. man has successful kidney transplant surgery

Both Cole Derry and his living donor, Pam, are doing well post-surgery

Lumby’s Cole Derry took the next big step in his kidney journey, receiving a transplant on Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. (Cole’s Kidney Journey/Facebook)
A fire was sparked in a Coldstream home Friday shortly after 11 a.m. (Shawn Morgan photo)

VIDEO: Firefighters battling trailer fire in Coldstream

Blaze sparked in trailer park Friday shortly after 11 a.m.

A fire was sparked in a Coldstream home Friday shortly after 11 a.m. (Shawn Morgan photo)
Coldstream’s first-ever woman mayor, Ruth Hoyte, takes her seat between chief administrative officer Trevor Seibel (left) and corporate officer Keri-Ann Austin after being officially sworn in Monday, Nov. 7. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Historic moment: Coldstream’s first female mayor sworn in

Vernon and Coldstream councils officially sworn in to office Monday, Nov. 7

Coldstream’s first-ever woman mayor, Ruth Hoyte, takes her seat between chief administrative officer Trevor Seibel (left) and corporate officer Keri-Ann Austin after being officially sworn in Monday, Nov. 7. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Coldstream Fire Department crews, with help from neighbouring Lavington Fire Department members, extinguished a fire at a home on Cherry Lane Sunday, Nov. 6. (Dave Pimson photo)

UPDATE: WATCH: Coldstream home destroyed in fire

Family out safely, two pets missing, after Sunday morning blaze;GoFundMe page launched for family

  • Nov 6, 2022
Coldstream Fire Department crews, with help from neighbouring Lavington Fire Department members, extinguished a fire at a home on Cherry Lane Sunday, Nov. 6. (Dave Pimson photo)
Fire destroyed a Coldstream home Friday, Jan. 14. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Arson suspect facing trial for Coldstream home fire

Matthew Mason remains in custody, will be back in court next year

Fire destroyed a Coldstream home Friday, Jan. 14. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
A home has been destroyed in a fire that broke out Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022 up Silver Star Road. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Home destroyed in fire near Vernon

BX Swan Lake crews on scene, Silver Star firefighters called for mutual aid

A home has been destroyed in a fire that broke out Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022 up Silver Star Road. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
The Haunting of Falkland saw record crowds at its opening weekend Oct. 21-22, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Record attendance at Haunting of Falkland

The event’s final weekend is this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28-29

The Haunting of Falkland saw record crowds at its opening weekend Oct. 21-22, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Paranormal investigations into The Haunting of Falkland continue during the Oct. 21-22 and Oct. 28-29 events. (Video still)

Frights full tilt for Falkland this Halloween

Haunting of Falkland bigger, better and scarier for third annual year

Paranormal investigations into The Haunting of Falkland continue during the Oct. 21-22 and Oct. 28-29 events. (Video still)
(Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

VIDEO: Frights galore during Field of Screams at North Okanagan ranch

Field of Screams’ four haunted corn mazes will be scaring guests until Oct. 30

(Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
North Okanagan-Shuswap MP Mel Arnold has been named an associate minister in Conservative Party Leader Pierre Poilievre’s shadow cabinet. (File photo)

North Okanagan-Shuswap MP named to shadow cabinet

Mel Arnold is associate shadow minister for Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard

North Okanagan-Shuswap MP Mel Arnold has been named an associate minister in Conservative Party Leader Pierre Poilievre’s shadow cabinet. (File photo)
The Horsey Ladies will be back raising funds for Okanagan charities with an in-person event in 2022. The date is Nov. 18 at the Spallumcheen Golf Course north of Vernon. (Contributed)

UPDATE: Sold-out fundraiser seeks North Okanagan beneficiary

Annual event closed up by COVID returns with in-person gathering, looking for a cause to support

  • Oct 11, 2022
The Horsey Ladies will be back raising funds for Okanagan charities with an in-person event in 2022. The date is Nov. 18 at the Spallumcheen Golf Course north of Vernon. (Contributed)
Armstrong Demolition Derby organizer - and driver - Lyle Williamson (Car 88) had an ongoing battle with Mission’s George Dover (left) in the opening heat Sunday, Oct. 9, at the IPE Grounds. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

PHOTOS: Derby’s return an Armstrong Thanksgiving smash

Sold-out crowd enjoys cars, mini-cars and trucks crashing and banging

Armstrong Demolition Derby organizer - and driver - Lyle Williamson (Car 88) had an ongoing battle with Mission’s George Dover (left) in the opening heat Sunday, Oct. 9, at the IPE Grounds. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
The Armstrong Demolition Derby returns today, Sunday, Oct. 9, at the Interior Provincial Exhibition Grounds. Gates open at 10 a.m. The metal mayhem ensues at 11:30 a.m. (Morning Star - file photo)

Armstrong serves up Thanksgiving demolition derby

Popular smash-and-crash action at the IPE Grounds begins at 11:30 a.m.; gates open at 10 a.m.

The Armstrong Demolition Derby returns today, Sunday, Oct. 9, at the Interior Provincial Exhibition Grounds. Gates open at 10 a.m. The metal mayhem ensues at 11:30 a.m. (Morning Star - file photo)
Coldstream's Jacob Brayshaw (left) is presented with the Senior Swimmer of the Year award by Swim B.C. technical director Cory Beatt at the recent Team Aquatic Supplies B.C. Swimming Awards and Hall of Fame Banquet in Whistler. (Swim B.C. photo)

Historic honour for North Okanagan swimmer

Jacob Brayshaw becomes first Para swimmer named Swim B.C. Senior Swimmer of the Year

Coldstream's Jacob Brayshaw (left) is presented with the Senior Swimmer of the Year award by Swim B.C. technical director Cory Beatt at the recent Team Aquatic Supplies B.C. Swimming Awards and Hall of Fame Banquet in Whistler. (Swim B.C. photo)
A woman from Clearwater, 35, has been identified as the victim in a motorcycle collision on Highway 97A near Grindrod Friday, Sept. 30. (File photo)

Clearwater woman identified as victim in North Okanagan motorcycle collision

Incident happened Friday, Sept. 30, on Highway 97A at 5:15 p.m.; woman ejected from bike

A woman from Clearwater, 35, has been identified as the victim in a motorcycle collision on Highway 97A near Grindrod Friday, Sept. 30. (File photo)
Senior runners head out on their five-kilometre course during the first North Zone high school cross-country event of the season Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Coldstream’s Kal Lake Provincial Park. (Brendan Shykora - Black Press)

Close finishes highlight North Zone cross-country season-opening race

Three of four races determined by a second or less in Coldstream’s Kal Lake Provincial Park

Senior runners head out on their five-kilometre course during the first North Zone high school cross-country event of the season Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Coldstream’s Kal Lake Provincial Park. (Brendan Shykora - Black Press)
North Okanagan Knights goalie Austin Seibel stretches to make a toe save off a Sicamous player during the Knights’ 3-1 KIJHL win over the Eagles Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Nor-Val Sports Centre. (Tanya Seibel photo)

North Okanagan Knights clip Sicamous Eagles

KIJHL - Knights scored 3-1 home-ice victory for first win of season, hand Eagles first loss

North Okanagan Knights goalie Austin Seibel stretches to make a toe save off a Sicamous player during the Knights’ 3-1 KIJHL win over the Eagles Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Nor-Val Sports Centre. (Tanya Seibel photo)