Caitlin Clow

Fire truck (File photo)

Barn on fire in Vernon’s BX a false alarm

Homeowner issued a warning for burn pile

Fire truck (File photo)
Fire truck (File photo)

UPDATE: No entrapment in tipped semi north of Vernon

Rollover reported at Highway 97 and Salmon River Road

Fire truck (File photo)
The Polson Artisan Night Market was a hit in its inaugural year in 2021. (Doomed Creative)

Night market makes Christmas comeback in Vernon’s BX

Team behind Polson pop-up to host homestead farm-style holiday market event

The Polson Artisan Night Market was a hit in its inaugural year in 2021. (Doomed Creative)
Children in Costa Rica show off their Operation Christmas Child shoebox before opening it. (Operation Christmas Child)

Vernon fills shoeboxes with Christmas cheer

Boxes are available for pickup at various businesses for charity

Children in Costa Rica show off their Operation Christmas Child shoebox before opening it. (Operation Christmas Child)
Langley RCMP volunteer Nicholas Manhas was handing out reflective tags to pedestrians and transit users last week on Fraser Highway. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Vernon drivers, pedestrians reminded to stay safe

RCMP are prioritizing safety this October

Langley RCMP volunteer Nicholas Manhas was handing out reflective tags to pedestrians and transit users last week on Fraser Highway. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Neuron Mobility unveiled its fleet of 250 e-scooters July 29, 2021, in the 2900 Plaza downtown. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

16-and-up rules stick for Vernon’s e-scooter fleet

City staff investigation finds another age reduction not allowed in provincial pilot project

Neuron Mobility unveiled its fleet of 250 e-scooters July 29, 2021, in the 2900 Plaza downtown. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
A man identified as Dakota Samoleski was shot and killed in a Spallumcheen shooting Sept. 20, 2021. Jevon Daniel Smith, 46, is charged with second-degree murder and is set to return to court Oct. 4. (GoFundMe)

Spallumcheen murder matter returns to court in November

Man accused of second-degree murder in death of Dakota Samoleski set to return in 3 weeks

A man identified as Dakota Samoleski was shot and killed in a Spallumcheen shooting Sept. 20, 2021. Jevon Daniel Smith, 46, is charged with second-degree murder and is set to return to court Oct. 4. (GoFundMe)
RCMP and city bylaw spoke with people camped along 25th Avenue Oct. 18. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Campers parked along Vernon road meet safety standards: City report

19 vehicles camped out on 25th Avenue investigated by bylaw, Mounties

RCMP and city bylaw spoke with people camped along 25th Avenue Oct. 18. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
You have to submit completed nomination forms before you can run for office. File photo.

Residents call for randomized ballots in Vernon elections

Local group wants to see alphabetical, order bias removed

You have to submit completed nomination forms before you can run for office. File photo.
Erik Olesen has announced his intention to run for Vernon city council. (Contributed)

Erik Olesen to run for Vernon council spot

Only three other candidates listed in byelection race so far

Erik Olesen has announced his intention to run for Vernon city council. (Contributed)
Fire truck (File photo)

Vehicle rolls near Vernon cadet camp

First responders arrive to scene off Highway 97

Fire truck (File photo)
A 44-year-old man was arrested after a woman was assaulted near a Vernon liquor store on 27th Street Friday, Oct. 21, around 12:45 a.m. (Jennifer Smith - Vernon Morning Star)

Man arrested in early morning assault in Vernon

Police respond to injured woman near liquor store

A 44-year-old man was arrested after a woman was assaulted near a Vernon liquor store on 27th Street Friday, Oct. 21, around 12:45 a.m. (Jennifer Smith - Vernon Morning Star)
Mission’s Arthur Barnsdale took home a speed skating bronze at the 2020 BC Winter Games. (file)

Proof of vaccinations required at BC Winter Games in Vernon

Everyone participating to show proof: no exceptions

Mission’s Arthur Barnsdale took home a speed skating bronze at the 2020 BC Winter Games. (file)
The Okanagan Screen Arts Society has launched a GoFundMe campaign to help save Vernon's historic Towne Cinema, which opened at its current 30th Avenue location as a dance hall in 1929 and was converted to a movie theatre in 1938. (GoFundMe photo)

UPDATE: Vernon supports theatre’s move to serve liquor at the movies

Drinks and a movie could be coming soon to the historic Towne Theatre

The Okanagan Screen Arts Society has launched a GoFundMe campaign to help save Vernon's historic Towne Cinema, which opened at its current 30th Avenue location as a dance hall in 1929 and was converted to a movie theatre in 1938. (GoFundMe photo)
Polson Park is temporarily closed to vehicle traffic as construction work continues. The traffic loop is expected to reopen Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. (Debbie Gibson photo)

Creek assessments underway in Vernon next week

Residents asked to keep themselves and pets away from these 2 areas

Polson Park is temporarily closed to vehicle traffic as construction work continues. The traffic loop is expected to reopen Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. (Debbie Gibson photo)
BC Children’s Hospital investigator, Dr. Tamara Vanderwal, who hails from Vernon, was awarded a $100,000 grant from Brain Canada’s Future Leaders in Canadian Brain Research Program. (BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute - Facebook)

Doctor from Vernon awarded $100K for brain research

UBC researcher Dr. Tamara Vanderwal one of 20 recipients of Brain Canada’s Future Leaders

BC Children’s Hospital investigator, Dr. Tamara Vanderwal, who hails from Vernon, was awarded a $100,000 grant from Brain Canada’s Future Leaders in Canadian Brain Research Program. (BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute - Facebook)
One person was killed in a residential fire Oct. 19, 2021, in a mobile home in the 6900 block of Okanagan Landing Road. (City of Vernon)

One dead in Vernon house fire

First responders unable to resuscitate person removed from Okanagan Landing Road home

One person was killed in a residential fire Oct. 19, 2021, in a mobile home in the 6900 block of Okanagan Landing Road. (City of Vernon)
The City of Vernon reminded residents Oct. 19 that the new Jumpstart playground at Marshall Field is still under construction. (City of Vernon)

New playground in Vernon not ready yet

City reminds folk to stay out of construction fencing

The City of Vernon reminded residents Oct. 19 that the new Jumpstart playground at Marshall Field is still under construction. (City of Vernon)
MP Mel Arnold delivers newspapers at the United Way Drive-Thru Breakfast Thursday, Oct. 7 at the Prestige Vernon Lodge. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Vernon serves $22K up in breakfast fundraiser

More than 250 early birds ride through North Okanagan United Way Drive-Thru

MP Mel Arnold delivers newspapers at the United Way Drive-Thru Breakfast Thursday, Oct. 7 at the Prestige Vernon Lodge. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
A police investigation continues following a sudden death at a Vernon motel on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. The death is being treated as suspicious. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Vernon hotel murder case back in court next month

Woman charged with second-degree murder to have case back on docket Nov. 25

A police investigation continues following a sudden death at a Vernon motel on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. The death is being treated as suspicious. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)