Brendan Shykora

Josh Wakely was misdiagnosed with three illnesses at Fort St. John Hospital before dying of flesh-eating disease in March 2020, according to a lawsuit filed by his wife on Feb. 28, 2022. (Acciona.com)

March: Lake Country man dies of flesh-eating disease

Top story for March 2022

Josh Wakely was misdiagnosed with three illnesses at Fort St. John Hospital before dying of flesh-eating disease in March 2020, according to a lawsuit filed by his wife on Feb. 28, 2022. (Acciona.com)
Mission Dance Company is bringing its annual Nutcracker performance to stages in Kelowna, Vernon and Penticton in December 2022. (Submitted photo)

Nutcracker graces Okanagan stages

Mission Dance Company is bringing its annual Nutcracker performance to Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon

Mission Dance Company is bringing its annual Nutcracker performance to stages in Kelowna, Vernon and Penticton in December 2022. (Submitted photo)
An advanced life support unit was moved from Vernon to Salmon Arm in September 2022. (File photo)

Advanced paramedic unit moved from Vernon to Salmon Arm

‘Both Salmon Arm and Vernon absolutely warrant an advanced life support unit,’ says paramedics union president

An advanced life support unit was moved from Vernon to Salmon Arm in September 2022. (File photo)
OKIB councillor Alan Louis, RDNO vice chair Amanda Shatzko, Vernon-Monashee MLA Harwinder Sandhu and Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming were present at the BC Winter Games torch lighting at SilverStar Mountain Resort Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

BC Winter Games torch lit at Vernon’s SilverStar Mountain

25 athletes formed a torch lighting parade down the mountain Saturday

OKIB councillor Alan Louis, RDNO vice chair Amanda Shatzko, Vernon-Monashee MLA Harwinder Sandhu and Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming were present at the BC Winter Games torch lighting at SilverStar Mountain Resort Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
(Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Vernon Band beats to third generation drum

Girls Trumpet Band is in its 75th year with new drum major

(Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Firefighters battle a suspicious blaze at Canadian Tire early Saturday, Nov. 19. (Vernon Firefighters Local1517 photo)

Vernon Canadian Tire to partially reopen after suspicious fire

The store’s auto service centre will reopen Monday, Dec. 5

Firefighters battle a suspicious blaze at Canadian Tire early Saturday, Nov. 19. (Vernon Firefighters Local1517 photo)
The West Kelowna Warriors prevailed over the Vernon Vipers in a shootout Friday night, Dec. 2, 2022. (Tami Quan photo)

West Kelowna Warriors edge Vernon Vipers in shootout

The Warriors scored with less than four minutes to play to send the game to extra time

The West Kelowna Warriors prevailed over the Vernon Vipers in a shootout Friday night, Dec. 2, 2022. (Tami Quan photo)
Sixty-one demolition permit applications have been received by the Regional District of Central Okanagan in the wake of the White Rock Lake wildfire, and 42 have already been completed as of early November 2022.(RDCO photo)

Recovery efforts progressing in wake of Okanagan’s White Rock Lake wildfire

Regional District of Central Okanagan provides an update more than a year later

Sixty-one demolition permit applications have been received by the Regional District of Central Okanagan in the wake of the White Rock Lake wildfire, and 42 have already been completed as of early November 2022.(RDCO photo)
The triggering of a chlorine gas alarm has closed the Vernon Aquatic Centre Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Chlorine alarm closes Vernon pool

The alarm was triggered just before noon Wednesday

The triggering of a chlorine gas alarm has closed the Vernon Aquatic Centre Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Neuron’s 2022 e-scooter and e-bike season has come to a close Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Winter puts the brakes on e-scooter and e-bike season in Vernon

Vernon riders travelled 290,000 km this year

Neuron’s 2022 e-scooter and e-bike season has come to a close Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
The police dog unit searches the perimeter of the Sundance Suites, where a body was located July 19, 2017. (Morning Star file photo)

Accused in 2017 Vernon murder deemed fit for trial

Richard William Fairgrieve was previously found unfit for trial in 2020

The police dog unit searches the perimeter of the Sundance Suites, where a body was located July 19, 2017. (Morning Star file photo)
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 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)
The Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation is looking to raise the remaining $900,000 needed for an urgently needed second CT scanner. (Submitted photo)

Donations for new CT scanner at Vernon hospital doubled on Giving Tuesday

VJH has an urgent need for a second CT scanner, Galbraith Foundation gives big today

The Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation is looking to raise the remaining $900,000 needed for an urgently needed second CT scanner. (Submitted photo)
Two women escaped a stalking cougar by jumping into Kalamalka Lake Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. (File photo)

Pair of women jump into lake to escape cougar in Okanagan

The women entered Kalamalka Lake after the cougar continued to approach them

Two women escaped a stalking cougar by jumping into Kalamalka Lake Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. (File photo)
Firefighters were called to a blaze in a trailer park in Coldstream Friday morning, Nov. 18. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Space heater sparks Coldstream trailer fire, deemed accidental

Couple lost their entire home

Firefighters were called to a blaze in a trailer park in Coldstream Friday morning, Nov. 18. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
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)
Vendors display their wares at Swan Lake Market and Garden's new public market Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

New public market blooms at longstanding Vernon business

Swan Lake Market and Garden is hosting 75 vendors at its new weekend markets

Vendors display their wares at Swan Lake Market and Garden's new public market Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
A 35-year-old woman was treated for non-life threatening injuries after she was struck by a vehicle at a Coldstream intersection Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022. (File photo)

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in North Okanagan crosswalk

The 35-year-old woman was treated for non-life threatening injuries

A 35-year-old woman was treated for non-life threatening injuries after she was struck by a vehicle at a Coldstream intersection Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022. (File photo)
An Ontario man has been arrested after allegedly assaulting an 81-year-old woman and attempting to steal her car in Vernon on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Ontario man arrested for assaulting Vernon senior, attempting to steal her car

The alleged assault took place on 58th Avenue shortly before 10 a.m. Wednesday

An Ontario man has been arrested after allegedly assaulting an 81-year-old woman and attempting to steal her car in Vernon on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Police are investigating the theft of an antique Esso gas pump from a Spallumcheen property overnight on Nov. 18, 2022. (RCMP photo)

Antique gas pump stolen from Spallumcheen property

Police are investigating the theft that took place overnight on Nov. 18

Police are investigating the theft of an antique Esso gas pump from a Spallumcheen property overnight on Nov. 18, 2022. (RCMP photo)