Caitlin Clow

Loud beats reverberate through the room as Total Fitness Zumba class participants follow along to the instructor’s moves during a drop-in fundraiser for the Shannon Sharp Learning Circle to be constructed at Salmon Arm West School. (Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer)

City-run fitness classes paused in Vernon

Greater Vernon Recreation Services pauses play in wake of province’s new health orders

Loud beats reverberate through the room as Total Fitness Zumba class participants follow along to the instructor’s moves during a drop-in fundraiser for the Shannon Sharp Learning Circle to be constructed at Salmon Arm West School. (Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer)
Welcome Lars, the elf. Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation's newest representative for the Light a Bulb campaign. (Contributed)

Vernon hospital welcomes new elf for Light a Bulb campaign

The passing of candy cane from elf-to-elf warrants a colouring contest!

Welcome Lars, the elf. Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation's newest representative for the Light a Bulb campaign. (Contributed)
Mighty Mouse Daycare is set to open Dec. 1 at #8, 2601 Hwy. 6, in Vernon. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

New Vernon daycare focuses on independence

Mighty Mouse Daycare set to open doors in Highway 6 location Dec. 1

Mighty Mouse Daycare is set to open Dec. 1 at #8, 2601 Hwy. 6, in Vernon. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
Representatives of Vernon Rotary Clubs, starting left: Angela Yablonski (Vernon Rotary), Dustin Stadnyk (Kalamalka Rotary), and Michael Wardlow (Silver Star Rotary) present the proceeds from fall fundraising to Anna Dawyd and Laurie Postill (Friends of Okanagan Rail Trail) to help create the Northern Gateway to Okanagan Rail Trail. (Contributed)

Rail Trail boosted by North Okanagan Rotary Clubs

More than $7,400 raised to develop gateway at Kilometre Zero

Representatives of Vernon Rotary Clubs, starting left: Angela Yablonski (Vernon Rotary), Dustin Stadnyk (Kalamalka Rotary), and Michael Wardlow (Silver Star Rotary) present the proceeds from fall fundraising to Anna Dawyd and Laurie Postill (Friends of Okanagan Rail Trail) to help create the Northern Gateway to Okanagan Rail Trail. (Contributed)
RCMP pictured at a motor vehicle incident during snowy conditions. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

B&E, stolen car in Vernon lands Whitehorse man in cuffs

Suspect takes off on foot in attempts to evade arrest

RCMP pictured at a motor vehicle incident during snowy conditions. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
(The Canadian Press)

‘Electric blue’ fentanyl sparks drug alert in Vernon

Interior Health issues alert based on testing; no reports of overdoses linked to specific substance at this time

(The Canadian Press)
Two fibreglass bees were stolen from Vernon’s Planet Bee Honey Farm Nov. 22, 2020. (Facebook)

Thief buzzes off with bee sculptures from Vernon honey farm

Planet Bee lost two bee sculptures Sunday night

Two fibreglass bees were stolen from Vernon’s Planet Bee Honey Farm Nov. 22, 2020. (Facebook)
In light of new provincewide health orders issued Nov. 19, SilverStar Mountain Resort is going ahead with its opening dates as planned but asks all guests to follow provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry’s recommendations. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

SilverStar readies for passholders on opening weekend

Local mountain resort asks guests to adhere to provincial health officer

In light of new provincewide health orders issued Nov. 19, SilverStar Mountain Resort is going ahead with its opening dates as planned but asks all guests to follow provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry’s recommendations. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
A truck backed into the wall of the Meditteranean Market in Vernon on 48th Avenue Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Truck backs into Vernon building

No one hurt in Friday morning incident

A truck backed into the wall of the Meditteranean Market in Vernon on 48th Avenue Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
Vernon Community Dental Access Centre’s board of directors Bob Kersey, from left, Shannon Horton, Lesly McMillan, Mark Loland, Sharon Melanson, Robyn Rossworn, Laurie Vanderhorst and Vic Lepp celebrated the opening of their newest operatory on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star file)

Vernon dental clinic adapts in COVID-19 pandemic

Vernon Community Dental Access Centre implements changes, appoints new president

Vernon Community Dental Access Centre’s board of directors Bob Kersey, from left, Shannon Horton, Lesly McMillan, Mark Loland, Sharon Melanson, Robyn Rossworn, Laurie Vanderhorst and Vic Lepp celebrated the opening of their newest operatory on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star file)
A large illuminated heart was installed on the roof of the Vernon Jubilee Hospital May 1, 2020. (VJH Foundation photo)

Hearts aglow for Vernon hospital fundraiser

No tree atop hospital this year, but supporters can still Light a Bulb to buy required equipment

A large illuminated heart was installed on the roof of the Vernon Jubilee Hospital May 1, 2020. (VJH Foundation photo)
Mom Mary Borden helped reunite her son, Adrian, with his dirt bike after seeing an RCMP report in the local newspaper. (Contributed)

Lumby teen reunited with dirt bike

Vernon mom sees photo of son’s dirt bike in newspaper, brings it home for son

Mom Mary Borden helped reunite her son, Adrian, with his dirt bike after seeing an RCMP report in the local newspaper. (Contributed)
A $10,000 donation from the Kalamalka Rotary Club helped the Vernon Ski Club make necessary upgrades to their cabin at SilverStar Mountain Resort. (Contributed)

Kal Rotary helps upgrade Vernon Ski Club’s cabin

$10K donation gives ski club’s cabin a facelift

A $10,000 donation from the Kalamalka Rotary Club helped the Vernon Ski Club make necessary upgrades to their cabin at SilverStar Mountain Resort. (Contributed)
RCMP pictured at a motor vehicle incident during snowy conditions. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Two stolen vehicles in North Okanagan lands West Kelowna man in cuffs

Collaboration between Vernon, Salmon Arm and Chase detachments results in arrest

RCMP pictured at a motor vehicle incident during snowy conditions. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
The team of horses are ready to pull riders into a socially-distanced display of the Gift at the Caravan Farm Theatre Dec. 8-Jan. 2, 2020. (Caravan Farm Theatre image)

Spallumcheen theatre hosts COVID-friendly sleigh-ride show

Tickets for socially-distanced sleigh rides, show available Nov. 17

The team of horses are ready to pull riders into a socially-distanced display of the Gift at the Caravan Farm Theatre Dec. 8-Jan. 2, 2020. (Caravan Farm Theatre image)
The Blessings in a Backpack campaign donated more than 200 backpacks to the guests of the Upper Room Mission in Vernon on Dec. 23, 2019. (Contributed)

Pack a bag for a Vernonite in need

Vernon’s Upper Room Mission kicks off holiday campaign

The Blessings in a Backpack campaign donated more than 200 backpacks to the guests of the Upper Room Mission in Vernon on Dec. 23, 2019. (Contributed)
The 35th Kalamalka Dream Auction raised a record-setting $340,000. (Carousel Studios - Kal Rotary Facebook)

Drive-thru donations accepted for Kal Rotary Dream Auction fundraiser

Club’s biggest fundraiser moves online, readies for final weekend push to reach goal

The 35th Kalamalka Dream Auction raised a record-setting $340,000. (Carousel Studios - Kal Rotary Facebook)
Several residents from the Cliffs in Vernon stand outside in the rain as Vernon Fire Rescue Services responds to a reported water break on Nov. 16, 2020. (Jennifer Smith - Vernon Morning Star)

BREAKING: North Okanagan apartment evacuates in sprinkler mishap

Emergency Social Services, City of Vernon called in wake of water damage

Several residents from the Cliffs in Vernon stand outside in the rain as Vernon Fire Rescue Services responds to a reported water break on Nov. 16, 2020. (Jennifer Smith - Vernon Morning Star)
The Folks on Spokes needle clean-up program properly disposed of 129 needles in downtown Vernon between July and September, 2020. (KEVIN N.HUME/S.F. EXAMINER)

Needles still an issue in Vernon streets

Folks on Spokes successful in cleanup efforts after 129 improperly discarded needles disposed of

The Folks on Spokes needle clean-up program properly disposed of 129 needles in downtown Vernon between July and September, 2020. (KEVIN N.HUME/S.F. EXAMINER)
Fire truck (File photo)

Vehicle spins out on Highway 97 south of Vernon

Emergency crews on scene, expect delays

Fire truck (File photo)