Brendan Shykora

Left to right: Chuck Wills, Linda Wills, Katie Daughtry, Mike Takahashi, Dave Brennan, Ginny Enns, Lyle Enns of the Vernon Film Society. The society shut down in June 2021 after 37 years. (Submitted photo)

Curtain closes on Vernon Film Society

After a successful run of 37 years, the society is no longer running

Left to right: Chuck Wills, Linda Wills, Katie Daughtry, Mike Takahashi, Dave Brennan, Ginny Enns, Lyle Enns of the Vernon Film Society. The society shut down in June 2021 after 37 years. (Submitted photo)
Michael Gordon Jackson, accused of abducting his seven-year-old daughter, was arrested in Vernon Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. (RCMP ohoto)

Saskatchewan man accused of abducting daughter arrested in Vernon; child found safe

Michael Gordon Jackson arrested without incident; daughter Sarah to be reunited with mother today

Michael Gordon Jackson, accused of abducting his seven-year-old daughter, was arrested in Vernon Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. (RCMP ohoto)
A woman has sued the Catholic Church alleging she was sexually assaulted by a priest at an elementary school run by the St. James Catholic Church in Vernon in 1970. The statement of claim was filed in B.C. Supreme Court Feb. 22, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Lawsuit against Catholic church alleges woman was sexually assaulted at Vernon school

The woman claims she was abused by a priest while attending a church-run school in 1970

A woman has sued the Catholic Church alleging she was sexually assaulted by a priest at an elementary school run by the St. James Catholic Church in Vernon in 1970. The statement of claim was filed in B.C. Supreme Court Feb. 22, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
North Okanagan resident Jen Kirkland (right) at a children’s hospital in Brasov, Romania, where she volunteered helping sick children in September 2021. (Submitted photo)

North Okanagan woman travelling to Romania to help children

Jen Kirkland is dedicated to caring for underprivileged children, no matter how far away they might be

North Okanagan resident Jen Kirkland (right) at a children’s hospital in Brasov, Romania, where she volunteered helping sick children in September 2021. (Submitted photo)
Jessica Marie Henry

UPDATED: Missing Vernon woman found

RCMP report 33-year-old located safe and well

Jessica Marie Henry
Vernon’s Squires Four Pub is one of eight local restaurants that took part in the Rotary Club of Vernon’s Discount Dining Card initiative. (Julien Hart photo)

Vernon Rotary Club’s discount dining cards raise $12K for local charities

The discount dining cards are valid at eight participating Vernon restaurants until the end of 2022

Vernon’s Squires Four Pub is one of eight local restaurants that took part in the Rotary Club of Vernon’s Discount Dining Card initiative. (Julien Hart photo)
The North Okanagan Knights defeated the Chase Heat 3-2 in a shootout Friday, Feb. 18, 2022 at the Art Holding Memorial Arena. (Rick Koch file photo)

North Okanagan Knights snap 15-game losing skid, beat Chase in shootout

Goaltender Jake Dubinsky was outstanding on the night, stopping 43 of 45 shots

The North Okanagan Knights defeated the Chase Heat 3-2 in a shootout Friday, Feb. 18, 2022 at the Art Holding Memorial Arena. (Rick Koch file photo)
Vernon firefighters quickly snuffed a fire in a residence on 24th Avenue Friday morning, Feb. 18, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Friday morning fire in Vernon home quickly snuffed

Two people were assessed for smoke inhalation but no one was taken to hospital

Vernon firefighters quickly snuffed a fire in a residence on 24th Avenue Friday morning, Feb. 18, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Selina Robinson is shown in Coquitlam, B.C., on Friday, November 17, 2017. British Columbia’s finance minister will speak at a virtual town hall hosted by the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce March 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vernon chamber to host B.C. finance minister at virtual town hall

Selina Robinson will discuss the 2022 provincial budget March 7

Selina Robinson is shown in Coquitlam, B.C., on Friday, November 17, 2017. British Columbia’s finance minister will speak at a virtual town hall hosted by the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce March 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for B.C.’s southern Interior region Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022. (File photo)

Snow squalls, ‘thundersnow’ expected in B.C. southern Interior this weekend

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement Saturday morning

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for B.C.’s southern Interior region Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022. (File photo)
The Wenatchee Wild defeated the Vernon Vipers 5-1 at the Town Toyota Centre Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. (Russ Alman photo)

Wenatchee Wild score 5 in win against Vernon Vipers

The Wild put up 39 shots in 5-1 Friday night victory

The Wenatchee Wild defeated the Vernon Vipers 5-1 at the Town Toyota Centre Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. (Russ Alman photo)
Spallumcheen pet food brand Wood Mountain Naturals is nominated for two 2022 Small Business BC Awards. (Wood Mountain Naturals/Facebook)

Spallumcheen pet food brand nominated for 2 small business awards

A woman’s quest to save her ailing dog led to the creation of Wood Mountain Naturals in 2018

Spallumcheen pet food brand Wood Mountain Naturals is nominated for two 2022 Small Business BC Awards. (Wood Mountain Naturals/Facebook)
North Okanagan-Shuswap MP Mel Arnold denounced Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s use of the Emergencies Act as a means of ending protests against COVID-19 mandates in a statement issued Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. (File photo)

North Okanagan-Shuswap MP denounces PM Trudeau’s use of Emergencies Act

Mel Arnold also called for ‘quick and peaceful resolutions to any blockades’ protesting COVID-19 mandates

North Okanagan-Shuswap MP Mel Arnold denounced Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s use of the Emergencies Act as a means of ending protests against COVID-19 mandates in a statement issued Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. (File photo)
A dust advisory has been lifted in Vernon Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. (Morning Star - file photo)

Air quality advisory lifted as dust settles in Vernon

Changing meteorological conditions have improved air quality across the region, environment ministry says

A dust advisory has been lifted in Vernon Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. (Morning Star - file photo)
Plans are underway for a project that would see a gondola built near Vernon, climbing 1,600 feet above Kalamalka Lake. (Ridge North America photo)

Gondola proposed near Vernon overlooking Kalamalka Lake

The Okanagan Gondola, a project by developers of Golden Skybridge, is pending approval from the RDNO

Plans are underway for a project that would see a gondola built near Vernon, climbing 1,600 feet above Kalamalka Lake. (Ridge North America photo)
A vehicle crashed in to an RBC Royal Bank at the Polson Place Mall in Vernon Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Car crashes into building at Vernon’s Polson Park Mall

Driver taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries

A vehicle crashed in to an RBC Royal Bank at the Polson Place Mall in Vernon Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
A fire destroyed the Blue Heights Business Complex in Kelowna Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022. (Jordy Cunningham - Capital News)

Business destroyed by massive Kelowna fire won’t be rebuilt anytime soon

Vernon owner of Innerspace Watersports says rebuild costs likely higher than insurance payout

A fire destroyed the Blue Heights Business Complex in Kelowna Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022. (Jordy Cunningham - Capital News)
Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming (left) and City of Vernon Climate Action Advisary Committee co-chair Mary Stockdale announce the city’s new curbside organics collection program starting in May 2022. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon garbage collection going bi-weekly once curbside organics program starts

Organics collection program expected to start on May 1

Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming (left) and City of Vernon Climate Action Advisary Committee co-chair Mary Stockdale announce the city’s new curbside organics collection program starting in May 2022. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Kaleb Kremp (88) scored once as the hometown Osoyoos Coyotes beat the North Okanagan Knights 6-4 in KIJHL action Sunday, Jan. 16, in the south Okanagan. (Osoyoos Coyotes Facebook/Jen Jensen Photography)

North Okanagan Knights fall to top team in the KIJHL

The Knights lost to the Osoyoos Coyotes by a score of 7-2 Wednesday night

Kaleb Kremp (88) scored once as the hometown Osoyoos Coyotes beat the North Okanagan Knights 6-4 in KIJHL action Sunday, Jan. 16, in the south Okanagan. (Osoyoos Coyotes Facebook/Jen Jensen Photography)
The Funtastic slo-pitch tournament and music festival will make its return in 2022 on Canada Day weekend. (Funtastic Sports Society photo)

Vernon’s Funtastic tournament and music festival to return in 2022

Cancelled the last two years due to COVID-19, the city’s biggest summer event is back for Canada Day weekend

The Funtastic slo-pitch tournament and music festival will make its return in 2022 on Canada Day weekend. (Funtastic Sports Society photo)