Caitlin Clow

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)
Social distancing measures are in place at the Vernon Farmer’s Market, which has faced revenue losses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Artisans’ return to markets welcome news: Vernon chamber

Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce has been an advocate to get health order lifted

Social distancing measures are in place at the Vernon Farmer’s Market, which has faced revenue losses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Brendan Shykora - 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)

Armstrong IPE in holding pattern amid COVID-19

‘We don’t hold the glass ball and can’t see what the future will bring’

The weather worked in favour of the 120th annual Armstrong Interior Provincial Exhibition and Stampede Aug. 28-Sept. 1, 2019. (Katherine Peters - Morning Star)
City of Vernon. (File photo)

New planning staff bumps up Vernon tax rate

Two new positions alleviate backlog, staff burnout

City of Vernon. (File photo)
City Coun. Dalvir Nahal knows there’s a lot of reason for developers to want to invest in Vernon, but says the procedures need to be more streamlined and a clear vision of Vernon from mayor and council must align with the 2022 Official Community Plan. (File)

More say needed in Vernon’s future growth plan: Councillor

Proposed motion calls for more input from mayor and council in OCP talks; streamlined development procedures

City Coun. Dalvir Nahal knows there’s a lot of reason for developers to want to invest in Vernon, but says the procedures need to be more streamlined and a clear vision of Vernon from mayor and council must align with the 2022 Official Community Plan. (File)
Emergency crews are responding to a vehicle in an Allenby Way housing complex Friday, March 19, 2021. (Google Maps)

Minor injuries after crashing into Vernon stairwell

Vernon fire crews responded to single-vehicle incident Friday around 11:30 a.m.

Emergency crews are responding to a vehicle in an Allenby Way housing complex Friday, March 19, 2021. (Google Maps)
The City of Vernon is prepared to discuss a donation regarding the Vernon Elks Monday, March 22, 2021. (Google Maps)

City support may come for Vernon service club Monday

City staff recommend support for Elks Club in council agenda

The City of Vernon is prepared to discuss a donation regarding the Vernon Elks Monday, March 22, 2021. (Google Maps)
Protesters stood outside the Vernon Courts Thursday, March 4, 2021, as a Curtis Wayne Sagmoen matter came before the courts once again. (Brendan Shykora - Vernon Morning Star)

Sagmoen cop assault charge plea delayed once more

High-profile North Okanagan man was slated to enter a plea March 18

Protesters stood outside the Vernon Courts Thursday, March 4, 2021, as a Curtis Wayne Sagmoen matter came before the courts once again. (Brendan Shykora - Vernon Morning Star)
Downtown Vernon Association marketing director Peter Kaz, left, and executive director Susan Lehman, right, present a $4,000 cheque to Okanagan Screen Arts’ Save Our Towne Cinema fundraising co-chairs Susan Hodgson and Donna Elliott, centre, on March 17, 2021. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

WATCH: Downtown association backs fundraiser for historic Vernon theatre

$4K donation brings Okanagan Screen Arts’ Save Our Towne Cinema to one-third mark in goal

Downtown Vernon Association marketing director Peter Kaz, left, and executive director Susan Lehman, right, present a $4,000 cheque to Okanagan Screen Arts’ Save Our Towne Cinema fundraising co-chairs Susan Hodgson and Donna Elliott, centre, on March 17, 2021. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
A small grass fire was extinguished by Vernon Fire Rescue Services Wednesday, March 17, 2021. (Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News file)

Wee grass fire snuffed by Vernon crews

Fire reported on Okanagan Landing Road Wednesday morning

A small grass fire was extinguished by Vernon Fire Rescue Services Wednesday, March 17, 2021. (Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News file)
A video shared to Facebook of an argument turned physical at the Polson Park skatepark Tuesday, March 16, has garnered more than 300 comments. (Jay Sharma - Facebook)

Vernon woman decked in face in alleged stolen skateboard brouhaha

Video captures argument turned physical between woman and youth

A video shared to Facebook of an argument turned physical at the Polson Park skatepark Tuesday, March 16, has garnered more than 300 comments. (Jay Sharma - Facebook)
A portion of Salmon River Road near Falkland was tagged with a warning to sex trade workers near Curtis Sagmoen’s family farm. (Tiffany Jackson - Facebook)

Message warning sex trade workers scrawled on road near Sagmoen farm

Police issued formal warning about Curtis Sagmoen five months ago

A portion of Salmon River Road near Falkland was tagged with a warning to sex trade workers near Curtis Sagmoen’s family farm. (Tiffany Jackson - Facebook)
Coldstream residents discovered the previously targeted rainbow crosswalk (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Police seek tips on Coldstream rainbow crosswalk defacing

This is the second time the crosswalk had been targeted by vandals

Coldstream residents discovered the previously targeted rainbow crosswalk (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Vernon food vendors can register for a free inspection April 1, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star file)

Free inspections for Vernon food vendors

Fire department hosts annual inspection day April 1 for registered vendors

Vernon food vendors can register for a free inspection April 1, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star file)
The District of Lake Country was awarded the Canadian Award for Financial Reporting for its 2019 report. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Sixth times a charm for Lake Country financial team

2019 financial report earns district’s team another prize

The District of Lake Country was awarded the Canadian Award for Financial Reporting for its 2019 report. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Highway 97A in Armstrong is closed in both directions Monday afternoon, just after 4 p.m., due to a serious accident at Rosedale Avenue. Detours are in effect in both directions. (Bob Dunbar photo)

WATCH: Three hurt in serious Armstrong crash

Air Ambulance called to scene at Highway 97A and Rosedale Avenue, landed on highway beside vehicle

Highway 97A in Armstrong is closed in both directions Monday afternoon, just after 4 p.m., due to a serious accident at Rosedale Avenue. Detours are in effect in both directions. (Bob Dunbar photo)
Crosswalks with lines of squares, called ‘elephant’s feet,’ mean cyclists do not need to dismount to cross. Drivers should watch for people coming from both directions. (City of Vernon photo)

Heads up: Cyclists, scooters and skateboards back on Vernon streets

Take caution, the City of Vernon urges, as pathways become more populated in warmer weather

Crosswalks with lines of squares, called ‘elephant’s feet,’ mean cyclists do not need to dismount to cross. Drivers should watch for people coming from both directions. (City of Vernon photo)
Vernon Secondary School. (Google Maps)

Vernon high school reports COVID-19 exposure

Vernon Secondary School reports third exposure event

Vernon Secondary School. (Google Maps)
Anastacia Chirkoff, left, and her sister Zania are in need of a new wheelchair-accessible van. A GoFundMe campaign has been launched for the Okanagan family. (GoFundMe)

Donations roll in for Okanagan family’s new wheelchair van

GoFundMe started for Ana and Zaria, two girls diagnosed with pontocerebellar hypoplasia type 2

Anastacia Chirkoff, left, and her sister Zania are in need of a new wheelchair-accessible van. A GoFundMe campaign has been launched for the Okanagan family. (GoFundMe)
Digital Media Arts Symposium participants wear virtual-reality goggles during the 2018 event at Surrey Art Gallery. (Pardeep Singh - Submitted photo file)

Tech centre to open at Lumby library next month

$25K donation inspires community partners to support cause

Digital Media Arts Symposium participants wear virtual-reality goggles during the 2018 event at Surrey Art Gallery. (Pardeep Singh - Submitted photo file)