Caitlin Clow

The City of Vernon is considering amending the OCP to allow for future development that would see nearly 200 homes added to Vernon’s hillside neighbourhood of Turtle Mountain. (City of Vernon)

City eyes expansion of Vernon’s Turtle Mountain

Item set to go to public hearing Jan. 11

The City of Vernon is considering amending the OCP to allow for future development that would see nearly 200 homes added to Vernon’s hillside neighbourhood of Turtle Mountain. (City of Vernon)
Vernon Search and Rescue assisted three stuck snowmobilers on Hunters Range east of Enderby Jan. 3, 2021. (VSAR - Contributed)

Snowmobilers rescued near Enderby

Vernon Search and Rescue members unstick three sledders around Hunters Range

Vernon Search and Rescue assisted three stuck snowmobilers on Hunters Range east of Enderby Jan. 3, 2021. (VSAR - Contributed)
Single-lane alternating traffic in place on Highway 97 near Falkland Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. (File - Pixabay)

Highway 97 down to single lane near Falkland

Vehicle incident reported by provincial agency, investigation underway

Single-lane alternating traffic in place on Highway 97 near Falkland Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. (File - Pixabay)
The Ribbons of Green Trails Society and Friends of the Okanagan Rail Trail are calling on the Regional District of North Okanagan to install two chemical toilets at Kekuli Bay to serve Okanagan Rail Trail users. (File)

No where to go in winter: advocacy group calls for more toilets on Okanagan Rail Trail

Vernon trails society calls for two toilets between Coldstream and Lake Country for rail trail users

The Ribbons of Green Trails Society and Friends of the Okanagan Rail Trail are calling on the Regional District of North Okanagan to install two chemical toilets at Kekuli Bay to serve Okanagan Rail Trail users. (File)
RCMP pictured at a motor vehicle incident during snowy conditions. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Police dog helps nab prolific Enderby offender

New Year’s Day situation follows man from reported B&E to ATV incident

RCMP pictured at a motor vehicle incident during snowy conditions. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
Wendy Innes-Shaw shared this snapshot of a woman walking her black sheep on Lake Country’s Pelmewash Parkway Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. (Wendy Innes-Shaw - Facebook)

Sheep strolls on Lake Country parkway

Area residents swap sheep stories online after Sunday sighting

Wendy Innes-Shaw shared this snapshot of a woman walking her black sheep on Lake Country’s Pelmewash Parkway Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. (Wendy Innes-Shaw - Facebook)
Good news year in review cover. (Caitlin Clow - Photo illustration)

Goodbye 2020

Let us ring in 2021 with good health for all

Good news year in review cover. (Caitlin Clow - Photo illustration)
Access for indoor walkers will be the south entrance door of Kal Tire Place, facing 43rd Avenue, along the brick wall. (City of Vernon)

Remember when a Vernon arena attendant saved a hockey player?

In Good News 2020 takes a look back at some of Vernon’s best ‘feel good’ stories in a year that pretty much sucked

Access for indoor walkers will be the south entrance door of Kal Tire Place, facing 43rd Avenue, along the brick wall. (City of Vernon)
Heavy snowfall event cuts power for thousands in the Vernon region from Lake Country to Spallumcheen, BC Hydro said Dec. 22, 2020. (BC Hydro Outage Map)

Power out for thousands around Vernon, Lake Country

Snowfall event knocks power in region: BC Hydro

Heavy snowfall event cuts power for thousands in the Vernon region from Lake Country to Spallumcheen, BC Hydro said Dec. 22, 2020. (BC Hydro Outage Map)
Thirty-four unionized workers represented by MoveUp started rotating job action at VantageOne Credit Union’s two Vernon locations Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. Workers are calling for basic job protection and fair security. (Jennifer Smith - Vernon Morning Star)

Union workers pause strike action at Vernon bank

Unionized VantageOne Credit Union workers temporarily stop action for holidays

Thirty-four unionized workers represented by MoveUp started rotating job action at VantageOne Credit Union’s two Vernon locations Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. Workers are calling for basic job protection and fair security. (Jennifer Smith - Vernon Morning Star)
Glenn Mitchell, editor of the Morning Star for 30 years, passed Dec. 17, 2020. (File)

Morning Star mourns passing of longtime editor

Glenn Mitchell, managing editor for 30 years, died Thursday, Dec. 17

Glenn Mitchell, editor of the Morning Star for 30 years, passed Dec. 17, 2020. (File)
Grade 3 students Kayne Onishenko, left, Ella Bevan and Pailey Hajek-Sentes of Anne McClymont Elementary School visit O’Keefe Ranch for their school program and got to take part in the ranch’s 150th birthday celebration in June 2017. (Lisa VanderVelde - Morning Star file)

$700K boost to Vernon arts and athletics welcomed: MLA Harwinder Sandhu

Province grant funding supports non-profits providing culture and sports to community

Grade 3 students Kayne Onishenko, left, Ella Bevan and Pailey Hajek-Sentes of Anne McClymont Elementary School visit O’Keefe Ranch for their school program and got to take part in the ranch’s 150th birthday celebration in June 2017. (Lisa VanderVelde - Morning Star file)
Vernon-Monashee MLA Harwinder Sandhu congratulates the staff and students of Kalamalka Secondary School who were dubbed Canada’s Most Informed School Dec. 15, 2020. (Screenshot)

University prep lands North Okanagan school in national spotlight once more

Fifth time is the charm for Kalamalka Secondary as it’s dubbed Canada’s Most Informed School

Vernon-Monashee MLA Harwinder Sandhu congratulates the staff and students of Kalamalka Secondary School who were dubbed Canada’s Most Informed School Dec. 15, 2020. (Screenshot)
Thirty-four unionized workers, represented by MoveUp, started rotating job action at VantageOne Credit Union’s two Vernon locations Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. Workers are calling for basic job protection and fair security. (Jennifer Smith - Vernon Morning Star)

VantageOne closes two Vernon banks due to strike action

Thirty-four unionized workers represented by MoveUp raise voices after rejecting credit union’s final offer

Thirty-four unionized workers, represented by MoveUp, started rotating job action at VantageOne Credit Union’s two Vernon locations Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. Workers are calling for basic job protection and fair security. (Jennifer Smith - Vernon Morning Star)
Thirty-four unionized workers, represented by MoveUp, started rotating job action at VantageOne Credit Union’s two Vernon locations Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. Workers are calling for basic job protection and fair security. (Jennifer Smith - Vernon Morning Star)

Vernon VantageOne pickets call for job protection, fair wages

Thirty-four unionized workers represented by MoveUp raise voices after rejecting credit union’s final offer

Thirty-four unionized workers, represented by MoveUp, started rotating job action at VantageOne Credit Union’s two Vernon locations Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. Workers are calling for basic job protection and fair security. (Jennifer Smith - Vernon Morning Star)
Members of Vernon Search and Rescue on a Thursday, Dec. 10, evening search for a family whose vehicle was stuck along a forest service road in the Falkland area. (VSAR Facebook)

3 calls in 3 nights for Vernon Search and Rescue

VSAR uses busy weekend as a reminder to stay safe outdoors

Members of Vernon Search and Rescue on a Thursday, Dec. 10, evening search for a family whose vehicle was stuck along a forest service road in the Falkland area. (VSAR Facebook)
Royal LePage Downtown Vernon Realtors raised $9,650 amid the COVID-19 pandemic to support the Kalamalka Rotary Club’s Starfish Pack Program to feed hungry families. (Contributed)

Vernon Realtors boost backpack program with $9K donation

Local real estate company supports Starfish Pack Program with generous gift ahead of holidays

Royal LePage Downtown Vernon Realtors raised $9,650 amid the COVID-19 pandemic to support the Kalamalka Rotary Club’s Starfish Pack Program to feed hungry families. (Contributed)
The BC Liquor Stores Share-a-Bear campaign has provided the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation more than 150 bears to share with patients over the holiday season. (Contributed)

150-plus bears spotted at Vernon hospital

Share-a-Bear campaign success to deliver smiles to patients over Christmas season

The BC Liquor Stores Share-a-Bear campaign has provided the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation more than 150 bears to share with patients over the holiday season. (Contributed)
Traffic was backed up for a few kilometres on Hwy. 97 past Falkland toward Westwold. DriveBC reported the highway has been partially re-opened. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Lesser sentence for woman in North Okanagan shootout

Woman pleas guilty to one charge; sentenced to 12-month probation

Traffic was backed up for a few kilometres on Hwy. 97 past Falkland toward Westwold. DriveBC reported the highway has been partially re-opened. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
A Coldstream woman was nearly involved in a head-on collision on Hwy. 6 as a pickup truck veers over the centre line towards her on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020. She caught the entire incident on dashcam footage. (Leia Morris - photo)

WATCH: Near miss on Highway 6 near Vernon

Truck veers over centre line nearly missing a head-on collision

A Coldstream woman was nearly involved in a head-on collision on Hwy. 6 as a pickup truck veers over the centre line towards her on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020. She caught the entire incident on dashcam footage. (Leia Morris - photo)