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The Baxter Bridge at the north end of Trinity Valley Road east of Enderby has been undergoing work throughout the summer and fall, preparing for a new span to be put in place. Work on the 71-year-old bridge is nearing completing. (Morning Star - file photo)

Bridgework east of Enderby nears completion

Ministry preparing to replace 71-year-old Baxter Bridge at Ashton Creek with new span

The Baxter Bridge at the north end of Trinity Valley Road east of Enderby has been undergoing work throughout the summer and fall, preparing for a new span to be put in place. Work on the 71-year-old bridge is nearing completing. (Morning Star - file photo)
The new Lake Country Community Fridge has officially opened at the Winfield United Church on Woodsdale Road. (Facebook photo)

Community fridge opens in Lake Country

Fridge found at Winfield United Church; judgment-free zone

The new Lake Country Community Fridge has officially opened at the Winfield United Church on Woodsdale Road. (Facebook photo)
Protesters sit chained to a tree stump at an anti-old-growth-logging blockade in Caycuse, B.C. on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.A British Columbia Supreme judge has denied a forest company’s application to extend an injunction against blockades by people opposed to logging old-growth trees in the Fairy creek area of southern Vancouver Island.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jen Osborne

Appeal court judge grants temporary injunction for logging company at Fairy Creek

Justice Sunni Stromberg-Stein cited economic harm to Teal Jones for granting the injunction

Protesters sit chained to a tree stump at an anti-old-growth-logging blockade in Caycuse, B.C. on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.A British Columbia Supreme judge has denied a forest company’s application to extend an injunction against blockades by people opposed to logging old-growth trees in the Fairy creek area of southern Vancouver Island.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jen Osborne
Environment Canada is forecasting up to 15 centimetres of snow on the Coquihalla Highway Sunday (Oct. 10, 2021). (File photo)

Thanksgiving snowfall warning could bring up to 15cm for highways in B.C.’s Interior

Sunday could bring up to 15 cm of snowfall to high elevations

Environment Canada is forecasting up to 15 centimetres of snow on the Coquihalla Highway Sunday (Oct. 10, 2021). (File photo)
Mobile laundry service comes to the Central Okanagan. (Pixabay)

Wash, fold, deliver: Mobile laundry service comes to Central Okanagan

The service aims to help busy families make their lives easier

Mobile laundry service comes to the Central Okanagan. (Pixabay)
Two employees who drive for work review a safety checklist before getting behind the wheel. (iStock photo).

B.C. drivers unaware of risks while driving for work: survey

Road Safety at Work found 84 per cent of respondents believe crashes are unavoidable

Two employees who drive for work review a safety checklist before getting behind the wheel. (iStock photo).
Adam Leitch of the Vernon Vipers (11) tries to split West Kelowna Warriors defenders Felix Trudeau (7) and Isaiah Norlin (right) during the Warriors’ 5-4 BCHL pre-season win Friday, Oct. 1, at Royal LePage Place. (Tami Quan Photography)

Vernon Vipers down West Kelowna as BCHL pre-season concludes

Snakes gain split of weekend home-and-home series with Warriors

Adam Leitch of the Vernon Vipers (11) tries to split West Kelowna Warriors defenders Felix Trudeau (7) and Isaiah Norlin (right) during the Warriors’ 5-4 BCHL pre-season win Friday, Oct. 1, at Royal LePage Place. (Tami Quan Photography)
The Sicamous Eagles salute the crowd at the recreation centre after their 3-1 win over the North Okanagan Knights in the Eagles’ KIJHL regular-season home opener. (Facebook video)

Sicamous Eagles topple North Okanagan Knights

Eagles score 3-1 win in KIJHL home opener

The Sicamous Eagles salute the crowd at the recreation centre after their 3-1 win over the North Okanagan Knights in the Eagles’ KIJHL regular-season home opener. (Facebook video)
The IIO is investigating after a police dog bit a man during a traffic stop near Ladysmith on April 17, 2021. (Black Press Media stock photo)

RCMP say reports of shots fired and pipe bomb in Metrotown area ‘unfounded’

Burnaby RCMP say they are now investigating the source of the call

The IIO is investigating after a police dog bit a man during a traffic stop near Ladysmith on April 17, 2021. (Black Press Media stock photo)
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Semi-trailer roll over on Coquihalla

Expect delays in the northbound lanes

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Winter tire on a car. (Black Press file photo)

Winter tires required on majority of B.C. highways until end of March

The requirement is in effect from Oct. 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022

Winter tire on a car. (Black Press file photo)
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Forget pumpkin spice, October is national popcorn month

Make sure to eat all the popcorn you want this month

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Stz’uminus elder George Harris sang the nation’s anthem and shared the story behind it at an event for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30. at Transfer beach. (Photo by Tyler Hay)

PHOTOS: B.C. marks 1st National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30 marked the first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation in…

Stz’uminus elder George Harris sang the nation’s anthem and shared the story behind it at an event for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30. at Transfer beach. (Photo by Tyler Hay)
Splatsin Nation near Enderby encourages Canadians to learn its true history as it prepares to launch a public presentation of its history to coincide with the first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation Thursday, Sept. 30. (Black Press - file photo)

Splatsin Nation near Enderby to share its history

Band calls for Canadians to learn true history as it prepares to honour first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation Thursday, Sept. 30

Splatsin Nation near Enderby encourages Canadians to learn its true history as it prepares to launch a public presentation of its history to coincide with the first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation Thursday, Sept. 30. (Black Press - file photo)
The latest battle in the Vernon Vipers-Salmon Arm Silverbacks rivalry was Tuesday, Sept. 28, at the Shaw Centre in the Shuswap with the hometown Backs pulling out a 4-3 overtime victory. Salmon Arm won both BCHL pre-season encounters with the Snakes. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks use extra time to beat Vernon Vipers

Gorillas rally from 3-2 third-period deficit to score 4-3 BCHL pre-season decision at Shaw Centre

The latest battle in the Vernon Vipers-Salmon Arm Silverbacks rivalry was Tuesday, Sept. 28, at the Shaw Centre in the Shuswap with the hometown Backs pulling out a 4-3 overtime victory. Salmon Arm won both BCHL pre-season encounters with the Snakes. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)
Vernon-Monashee NDP MLA Harwinder Sandhu is being credited by a colleague for helping to save her life after taking ill at an NDP function. (Contributed)

Vernon MLA helps save health-stricken colleague

Abbotsford-Mission MLA Pam Alexis fell ill at a function where she was seated beside nurse-turned-MLA Harwinder Sandhu

Vernon-Monashee NDP MLA Harwinder Sandhu is being credited by a colleague for helping to save her life after taking ill at an NDP function. (Contributed)
Orchard Park Mall open its doors in 1971.

Orchard Park celebrates 50 years

The mall opened its doors on Sept. 28, 1971

Orchard Park Mall open its doors in 1971.
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B.C.’s police watchdog to investigate fatal crash in Kamloops

A motorbike and truck collided on Highway 1, Sept. 26

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Vernon Panthers quarterback Jake Farrell (13) surveys the scene from the Salmon Arm one-yard-line during the Panthers’ home-opening 61-0 romp over the AAA Golds in Okanagan AA/AAA Hybrid Division Senior Varsity football action Friday, Sept. 24, at Greater Vernon Athletics Park. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon Panthers roll past Salmon Arm in high school football season opener

Offence combines for eight majors, defence adds another as Vernon scores 61-0 victory at GVAP

Vernon Panthers quarterback Jake Farrell (13) surveys the scene from the Salmon Arm one-yard-line during the Panthers’ home-opening 61-0 romp over the AAA Golds in Okanagan AA/AAA Hybrid Division Senior Varsity football action Friday, Sept. 24, at Greater Vernon Athletics Park. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
North Westside residents have been given an extended period to dispose of their unwanted bulky items between Oct. 6 and Oct. 20. (File photo)

North Westside bulky items collection extended

Residents can dispose of items at transfer station between Oct. 6 and Oct. 20

North Westside residents have been given an extended period to dispose of their unwanted bulky items between Oct. 6 and Oct. 20. (File photo)