Caitlin Clow

Fifty-six young tennis players joined Vernon Tennis Association in their first Kids Tennis Day at Marshall Field Sept. 11, 2021. (Contributed)

Tons turn out for kids tennis day in Vernon

Expectations blown out of the water for local club’s event

Fifty-six young tennis players joined Vernon Tennis Association in their first Kids Tennis Day at Marshall Field Sept. 11, 2021. (Contributed)
Two Novo Nordisk Donnelly awards were given to Vernon’s Leena Bennetto, left, and Ivy Wilson of Oklahoma on Sept. 2, 2021, in New York, NY. (Contributed)

Vernon tennis star wins $10K scholarship from icon

Novo Nordisk Donnelly Scholarship recognizes academics and tennis excellence, community leadership

Two Novo Nordisk Donnelly awards were given to Vernon’s Leena Bennetto, left, and Ivy Wilson of Oklahoma on Sept. 2, 2021, in New York, NY. (Contributed)
Here's What You Need to Know in Growing cannabis In Manitoba

Vernon soil producer up for 6 cannabis awards

‘It’s not what you grow, it’s what you grow with’

Here's What You Need to Know in Growing cannabis In Manitoba
The District of Sicamous is helping with spring cleaning by collecting yard waste and scrap metal in early May. (Pixabay photo)

Dump Runz rids Vernon neighbourhood of flammable materials after wildfire season

Business owner, councillor hopes City of Vernon will turn to local companies more in times of need

The District of Sicamous is helping with spring cleaning by collecting yard waste and scrap metal in early May. (Pixabay photo)
Curtis Sagmoen can be seen leaving the courthouse in Vernon following Day 2 of his trial on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Okanagan offender Curtis Sagmoen allegedly terminated from LNG site in Kitimat

Kitimat’s City Centre Mall was vandalized with spray paint saying, ‘LNG Canada hires serial killers’

Curtis Sagmoen can be seen leaving the courthouse in Vernon following Day 2 of his trial on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
Vernon Police Dog Services K9 Hawkes turned six Sept. 15, 2021. (RCMP)

Vernon police dog turns 6

PDS Hawkes celebrates birthday in style Wednesday

Vernon Police Dog Services K9 Hawkes turned six Sept. 15, 2021. (RCMP)
A damaged car sits on a Westside Road property impacted by the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

North Okanagan gas bars raise $8K for B.C. wildfire relief fund

Armstrong Regional Co-op donates big to Canadian Red Cross

A damaged car sits on a Westside Road property impacted by the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Chilliwack firefighters are cheered on by locals as they return to camp in Vernon after battling the White Rock Lake wildfire Aut. 26. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Fire camp in Vernon set for takedown

White Rock Lake wildfire camp at Kin Race Track housed more than 500 firefighters at its peak

Chilliwack firefighters are cheered on by locals as they return to camp in Vernon after battling the White Rock Lake wildfire Aut. 26. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Despite the rain, the Armstrong Demolition Derby at the IPE Grounds on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, brought hundreds to the stands to watch the carnage. (Katherine Peters - Vernon Morning Star)

COVID-19 demolishes Armstrong derby demo

Event cancelled second year in a row due to changing health regulations, vax card programs

Despite the rain, the Armstrong Demolition Derby at the IPE Grounds on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, brought hundreds to the stands to watch the carnage. (Katherine Peters - Vernon Morning Star)
Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida are Moon vs Sun. (Courtesy Warner Music)

Chantal Kreviazuk, Raine Maida to play Lake Country

Tickets go on sale this Friday for OLP frontman and singer, songwriter wife

Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida are Moon vs Sun. (Courtesy Warner Music)
Vernon Mounties offered a stranded mobility scooter rider a push after the unit’s batteries died Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. (RCMP)

Vernon Mounties give stranded scooter rider a push

Officers lend a helping hand after batteries die

Vernon Mounties offered a stranded mobility scooter rider a push after the unit’s batteries died Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. (RCMP)
Tressa Roberta Woodcock was last seen in Vernon on Sept. 1, 2021. (RCMP)

Vernon woman last seen 13 days ago

RCMP turn to public for tips on whereabouts

Tressa Roberta Woodcock was last seen in Vernon on Sept. 1, 2021. (RCMP)
Terry Fox ran an average of 42 km a day for 143 days during the Marathon of Hope in 1980. (terryfox.org)

Kelowna-Lake Country MLA to lead Terry Fox run as organizer

Virtual event set to surpass the $1M mark this year in Kelowna

Terry Fox ran an average of 42 km a day for 143 days during the Marathon of Hope in 1980. (terryfox.org)
Vernon council paid tribute to late councillor Dalvir Nahal at their first meeting Tuesday, Sept. 7, since the two-term councillor’s passing. Nahal, 45, died Sunday, Sept. 5, following a 10-year battle with cancer. (File photo)

Byelection planning underway to fill Vernon council seat

‘These are difficult circumstances,’ mayor says of upcoming election after councillor’s passing

Vernon council paid tribute to late councillor Dalvir Nahal at their first meeting Tuesday, Sept. 7, since the two-term councillor’s passing. Nahal, 45, died Sunday, Sept. 5, following a 10-year battle with cancer. (File photo)
Smoke may continue to be seen from the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Contributed)

White Rock Lake wildfire no longer ‘under control’

Fire reclassified as ‘held’ while it continues to burn above Banks Creek area

Smoke may continue to be seen from the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Contributed)
VSAR dispatched 22 search and rescue members to locate the couple. Teams from Kelowna, Penticton and Kamloops also helped with the search. (Contributed)

Missing hikers’ campfire snuffed north of Vernon

Couple lost near Silver Star found by Search and Rescue crews next day

VSAR dispatched 22 search and rescue members to locate the couple. Teams from Kelowna, Penticton and Kamloops also helped with the search. (Contributed)
Smartphone app scans QR code from a digital or printed copy of the B.C. vaccine card, confirming vaccine status without showing government identification. (Apple app store images)

These Greater Vernon rec services require proof of COVID-19 vaccination

Indoor ticketed events, adult sports and walking track at Kal Tire Place all require vaccination card

Smartphone app scans QR code from a digital or printed copy of the B.C. vaccine card, confirming vaccine status without showing government identification. (Apple app store images)
Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation’s Kate McBrearty, executive director, and Bree Cawley, communications officer, with the white hearts put up around the hospital April 3, 2020. (Submitted Photo)

Vernon restaurants give healthcare workers a boost after ‘heartbreaking’ protest

Free coffees at Ratio and food credit at The Roster

Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation’s Kate McBrearty, executive director, and Bree Cawley, communications officer, with the white hearts put up around the hospital April 3, 2020. (Submitted Photo)
SD22 students will be heading back to school Sept. 7, 2021. (File photo)

Your child is at the heart of every decision we make: Vernon school district superintendent

Students return to class Tuesday in a fluid COVID-19 situation

SD22 students will be heading back to school Sept. 7, 2021. (File photo)
Kelowna General Hospital nurses stand outside the hospital with locked arms in opposition of a more than 1000-person protest against provincial COVID-19 health mandates on Wednesday, Sept. 1. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)

Vernon coffee shop gives health-care heroes a boost after ‘heartbreaking’ protest

Ratio Coffee & Pastry stands up for COVID-19 heroes with free beverages Thursday

Kelowna General Hospital nurses stand outside the hospital with locked arms in opposition of a more than 1000-person protest against provincial COVID-19 health mandates on Wednesday, Sept. 1. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)