Caitlin Clow

Sun Country Cycle lead mechanic Josh Koble presents the newly installed tool station in Ranger Park to Shylo Orchard, Vernon BMX track president Friday, on March 26. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)

WATCH: Tool station keeps Vernon BMX riders on track

Sun Country Cycle installs fourth fix-it station at Ranger Park

Sun Country Cycle lead mechanic Josh Koble presents the newly installed tool station in Ranger Park to Shylo Orchard, Vernon BMX track president Friday, on March 26. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)
Vernon Jubilee Hospital. (File photo)

COVID-19 outbreak at Vernon hospital

Three patients test positive; appointments, emergency care unaffected

Vernon Jubilee Hospital. (File photo)
The Vernon Regional Airport was granted a one-time provincial grant of up to $360,000 March 31, 2021. (File)

Vernon airport granted $360K

One-time provincial grant provides support to airports providing medevac services amid pandemic

The Vernon Regional Airport was granted a one-time provincial grant of up to $360,000 March 31, 2021. (File)
Elevator work is underway at the Vernon Parkade beginning April 1, 2021. (Google Maps)

$200K elevator upgrades underway in Vernon parkade

Work to begin April 1 through to mid-June

Elevator work is underway at the Vernon Parkade beginning April 1, 2021. (Google Maps)
Vernon Public Art Gallery executive director Dauna Kennedy is eager to see more progress on the Greater Vernon Cultural Centre. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Vernon art gallery paints optimistic picture

New state of art cultural centre ‘can’t come soon enough’ for executive director

Vernon Public Art Gallery executive director Dauna Kennedy is eager to see more progress on the Greater Vernon Cultural Centre. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
SilverStar Mountain Resort is still slated to close for the season April 5, 2021. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

SilverStar pivots amid new COVID-19 orders

With one week to go, dining options shift under new public health orders

SilverStar Mountain Resort is still slated to close for the season April 5, 2021. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
The weather worked in favour of the 120th annual Armstrong Interior Provincial Exhibition and Stampede Aug. 28-Sept. 1, 2019. (Katherine Peters - Morning Star)

COVID-19 postpones Armstrong IPE for 2nd year

Fair to make 2022 comeback

The weather worked in favour of the 120th annual Armstrong Interior Provincial Exhibition and Stampede Aug. 28-Sept. 1, 2019. (Katherine Peters - Morning Star)
Sales have dropped considerably at Castlegar restaurants during the COVID-19 crisis. File photo

Vernon chamber calls for renewed restaurant support

Specific regional case goals could motivate and keep government accountable: Chamber

Sales have dropped considerably at Castlegar restaurants during the COVID-19 crisis. File photo
The Okanagan Science Centre added a 21-foot-long, 567-pound animatronic dyoplosaurus to its permanent exhibit to mark its 30th anniversary on Aug. 11, 2020. (OKS - Contributed)

Prizes up for grabs in support of Vernon science centre

Okanagan Science Centre looks to bring new COVID-friendly exhibits after hard-hitting year

The Okanagan Science Centre added a 21-foot-long, 567-pound animatronic dyoplosaurus to its permanent exhibit to mark its 30th anniversary on Aug. 11, 2020. (OKS - Contributed)
BX-Swan Lake Fire responded to a small pallet fire near Black Rock Road Thursday afternoon, March 25, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Vernon Morning Star)

Fire believed to be set by youths snuffed in BX

BX-Swan Lake Fire responded to reports of a pallet fire near Black Rock Road

BX-Swan Lake Fire responded to a small pallet fire near Black Rock Road Thursday afternoon, March 25, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Vernon Morning Star)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)

Vernon man points weapon in road rage incident

25-year-old man arrested, BB gun seized; charges pending

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
Cody New spotted a white pickup driving erratically, swerving in and out of lanes on Hwy. 97 heading north into Vernon around 8:30 a.m. March 24, 2021. (Cody New - Facebook)

Erratic elderly driver showed no sign of alcohol impairment: Vernon police

Cody New caught the whole thing on dashcam and shared it to social media

Cody New spotted a white pickup driving erratically, swerving in and out of lanes on Hwy. 97 heading north into Vernon around 8:30 a.m. March 24, 2021. (Cody New - Facebook)
Only a few RCMP vehicles could be seen on the Sagmoen property on Nov. 8, 2017, just before police announced they were leaving the farm but not ending their investigation. (File photo)

Sagmoen cop assault matter postponed again

North Okanagan man to enter plea April 8

Only a few RCMP vehicles could be seen on the Sagmoen property on Nov. 8, 2017, just before police announced they were leaving the farm but not ending their investigation. (File photo)
Cody New spotted a white pickup driving erratically, swerving in and out of lanes on Hwy. 97 heading north into Vernon around 8:30 a.m. March 24, 2021. (Cody New - Facebook)

WATCH: ‘Bad karma’ for early-morning erratic driver stopped in Vernon

Witness saw the white pickup swerving in and out of lanes on Hwy. 97 south of town

Cody New spotted a white pickup driving erratically, swerving in and out of lanes on Hwy. 97 heading north into Vernon around 8:30 a.m. March 24, 2021. (Cody New - Facebook)
Armstrong MetalFest co-founder Jesse Valstar performs with Odinfist during the annual event at the Hassen Arena and IPE Grounds in 2019. (Jennifer Blake - File)

Province backs Armstrong MetalFest

Metal festival organizers announce support from BC Arts Council will keep them ‘on their feet’

Armstrong MetalFest co-founder Jesse Valstar performs with Odinfist during the annual event at the Hassen Arena and IPE Grounds in 2019. (Jennifer Blake - File)
Southbound traffic will be closed and delays can be expected for northbound motorists on Bottom Wood Lake Road in Lake Country. (File photo)

Sanitary main upgrades start tomorrow in Vernon

Portion of 36th Avenue to be closed to through traffic

Southbound traffic will be closed and delays can be expected for northbound motorists on Bottom Wood Lake Road in Lake Country. (File photo)
Polson Park skatepark. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star file)

Vernon police investigating after theft at skatepark

Vernon-area parent warns others after son’s bag nabbed by allegedly armed teens

Polson Park skatepark. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star file)
BX Swan Lake Fire Rescue responded to a third burn pile call in 24 hours Wednesday, March 17, just before 4 p.m. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Recent grass fires around Vernon spark reminder about open burns

Fines for not complying with RDNO burn bylaw can range from $50-2K

BX Swan Lake Fire Rescue responded to a third burn pile call in 24 hours Wednesday, March 17, just before 4 p.m. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Ogopogo statue at Paul's Tomb in Kelowna photo: Youtube screenshot from colintube1

Vernon relinquishes Ogopogo rights to Syilx Nation

City of Vernon had held the copyright since 1956

Ogopogo statue at Paul's Tomb in Kelowna photo: Youtube screenshot from colintube1
Council voted unanimously to donate $5,000 contingent on the success of the Elks’ Heritage Canada grant March 22, 2021. (Google Maps)

City to donate $5K to Vernon Elks

Vernon service club may now be reconsidered for Heritage Canada grant funding

Council voted unanimously to donate $5,000 contingent on the success of the Elks’ Heritage Canada grant March 22, 2021. (Google Maps)