Vernon

Ocean Wise brought its pop-up Sea Dome projector to the Okanagan Science Centre Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Kids dive into immersive ocean experience at Okanagan Science Centre

Ocean Wise brought its Sea Dome projector to the Vernon centre

 

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Highway closed between Monte Lake and Westwold

Obstruction has road blocked according to DriveBC

 

The long-standing trees in Lakeview Park around the Peanut Pool are coming down to make way for the new pool and spray park. (Morning Star file photo)

Aging Vernon park trees cut down

Elms at Lakeview to be replaced, after construction of new peanut pool

 

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil punched his ticket to the Odlum Brown VanOpen with a 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 win over Austrialian Jordan Thompson Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022. (Joe Ng photo)

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil headed to quarterfinal in Vancouver

Pospisil wins second round tennis match against Australian Jordan Thompson

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil punched his ticket to the Odlum Brown VanOpen with a 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 win over Austrialian Jordan Thompson Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022. (Joe Ng photo)
The heat warning set for the Central and South Okanagan on Tuesday has been extended to the North, including Vernon and Enderby (Shutterstock)

Heat warning extended to North Okanagan

The warning was put in place for the Central (Kelowna) and South (Penticton) Okanagan on Tuesday

The heat warning set for the Central and South Okanagan on Tuesday has been extended to the North, including Vernon and Enderby (Shutterstock)
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A night of latin music at the Castle at Swan Lake Hotel in Vernon

The Gato and the Guapo will be performing in Vernon on Aug. 19 and 20.

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(Photo - @sportsnet/Twitter)

UPDATE: Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil owns the court in Vancouver

Local wins first round match against Felipe Meligeni Alves of Brazil

(Photo - @sportsnet/Twitter)
Anoop Singh Klair leaves the Vernon Courthouse Friday, Sept. 10 during a break from sentencing. (Morning Star)

Former North Okanagan teacher guilty of sex assualt of minor issued lifetime ban

Anoop Singh Klair will spend three and a half years behind bars

Anoop Singh Klair leaves the Vernon Courthouse Friday, Sept. 10 during a break from sentencing. (Morning Star)
(Photo - @sportsnet/Twitter)

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil hits the court in Vancouver

His first round match is at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 16

(Photo - @sportsnet/Twitter)
Shanda Hill had to cut the race in Switzerland short after breathing problems. (Shanda Hill Ultra Athlete/Facebook)

Vernon’s Hill forced to end ultra race early

Shanda was taking part in a ‘deca’ ultratriathlon

Shanda Hill had to cut the race in Switzerland short after breathing problems. (Shanda Hill Ultra Athlete/Facebook)
Temporary encampments around town have prompted politicians to look at a designated space for the homeless to set up their tents and RVs. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star file)

Homeless campsite sought for Vernon’s most vulnerable

Overnight space needed with city’s .7 per cent vacancy rate

Temporary encampments around town have prompted politicians to look at a designated space for the homeless to set up their tents and RVs. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star file)
Jane Gagnon holds up balloons left over from celebrating her 100th birthday Aug. 14, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Black Press)

‘I just love to live’: Vernon woman celebrates 100th birthday

Jane Gagnon celebrated her 100th birthday Aug. 14.

Jane Gagnon holds up balloons left over from celebrating her 100th birthday Aug. 14, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Black Press)
Penticton Sunrise Rotary members Margo Fleming, Colleen Lister and Holly Stengel holding their newest fundraising effort - a 1,000 piece puzzle depicting floating down the Channel. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Vernon ‘jigsaw guy’ turns iconic Penticton channel into 1,000 piece puzzle

Penticton Rotary Sunrise selling puzzles to raise funds for local projects

Penticton Sunrise Rotary members Margo Fleming, Colleen Lister and Holly Stengel holding their newest fundraising effort - a 1,000 piece puzzle depicting floating down the Channel. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Vernon city council has had a look at the most recent recommendations from an independent remuneration review committee. (File photo)

New Vernon mayor and council will see larger salaries

The mayor’s position was paid $96,292 in 2021 according to the city’s website

Vernon city council has had a look at the most recent recommendations from an independent remuneration review committee. (File photo)
‘When I was at work on Thursday pretty much every member in town was at a mental health call.’ (File photo)

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP needs help with mental health calls

‘The police shouldn’t be the people always responding to these’

‘When I was at work on Thursday pretty much every member in town was at a mental health call.’ (File photo)
BX-Swan Lake Fire Department (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Vernon fire sparked by lawnmower blade

The blaze was contained by the farmer until firefighters arrived

BX-Swan Lake Fire Department (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
A Vernon man has launched a fundraiser for a commemorative bench and tree to be planted in a new Vernon park in memory of former Morning Star editor Glenn Mitchell, who died in 2020. (Cory Bialecki photo)

Fundraiser for bench, tree in honour of Vernon editor launched

A goal of $4,000 has been set for memorial bench and tree at civic park in memory of Glenn Mitchell

A Vernon man has launched a fundraiser for a commemorative bench and tree to be planted in a new Vernon park in memory of former Morning Star editor Glenn Mitchell, who died in 2020. (Cory Bialecki photo)
(BC Wildfire Services)

Two wildfires on the go east of Vernon

Both were caused by lightning

(BC Wildfire Services)
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP will present Q2 2022 stats to council. (File photo)

Westside crime numbers see significant increase

Report to council notes RCMP are monitoring 17 prolific offenders

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP will present Q2 2022 stats to council. (File photo)
(B.C. Wildfire Services Dashboard)

Lightning starts wildfire east of Vernon

The blaze is 0.80 hectares in Cherryville

(B.C. Wildfire Services Dashboard)