Jennifer Smith

A large quantity of drugs, including prescription drugs, was found in a Vernon drug bust Nov. 30, 2022. (RCMP photo)

2,400 pills found in crowded home during Vernon drug bust

RCMP concerned over increasing number of prescription pills found in possession of drug traffickers

A large quantity of drugs, including prescription drugs, was found in a Vernon drug bust Nov. 30, 2022. (RCMP photo)
Surrey rivals the Earl Marriott Mariners (green) and Grandview Grizzlies battled it out at the AAA senior provincials in the Okanagan, thanks to the school district bussing them up together. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Tear-jerking play in Lake Country for B.C. Volleyball Championships

Host George Elliott Coyotes placed 13th, Vernon’s Seaton Sonics secured sixth

Surrey rivals the Earl Marriott Mariners (green) and Grandview Grizzlies battled it out at the AAA senior provincials in the Okanagan, thanks to the school district bussing them up together. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Early season powder has graced SilverStar Mountain Resort since opening early Nov. 18. (Bree Vanderleest photo)

More mountain, lifts, Tube Town opens at Vernon’s SilverStar

Resort also hosting light-up and BC Winter Games Torch Light Parade

Early season powder has graced SilverStar Mountain Resort since opening early Nov. 18. (Bree Vanderleest photo)
Tyler Quinn (2017 photo)

30-year-old man missing from Vernon

RCMP asking for public’s help in locating Tyler Quinn

Tyler Quinn (2017 photo)
A snow plow went off Silver Star Road early Wednesday, Nov. 30. (Linda Martin photo)

Snowplow ditched up Vernon’s Silver Star Road

Plenty of pow puts vehicle off road, causing some delays

A snow plow went off Silver Star Road early Wednesday, Nov. 30. (Linda Martin photo)
A sick senior citizen engaged in a virtual visit with her doctor using telehealth video technology to get a diagnosis which was encouraged during the coronavirus outbreak to help in social distancing. ADOBE STOCK INAGE

Respiratory and COVID outbreaks at Okanagan care homes

Vernon, Kelowna, Oliver and Kamloops facilities impacted

A sick senior citizen engaged in a virtual visit with her doctor using telehealth video technology to get a diagnosis which was encouraged during the coronavirus outbreak to help in social distancing. ADOBE STOCK INAGE
A kitten crawled inside the engine compartment of a firetruck at a crash Sunday, Nov. 27 and was discovered back at the firehall. (City of Vernon photo)

Feline fine after fur-raising ride on Vernon fire truck

Stowaway cat catches a ride with firefighters

A kitten crawled inside the engine compartment of a firetruck at a crash Sunday, Nov. 27 and was discovered back at the firehall. (City of Vernon photo)
A moose carcass was found on an Armstrong trail Nov. 26. (Contributed)

Hiker discovers dismembered moose on North Okanagan trail

Abandoned carcass included the animal’s head (with antlers cut off) and hide

A moose carcass was found on an Armstrong trail Nov. 26. (Contributed)
Firefighters battle a vehicle fire in the Vernon Parkade Friday, Nov. 25. (Deena Lehoux photo)

VIDEO: Car catches fire in Vernon Parkade

Firefighters on scene as smoke pouring out of third level

Firefighters battle a vehicle fire in the Vernon Parkade Friday, Nov. 25. (Deena Lehoux photo)
Carole and Richard McLean

UPDATE: Missing senior Vernon couple found

Richard and Carole McLean last heard from Sunday night

Carole and Richard McLean
RCMP pictured at a motor vehicle incident during snowy conditions. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

UPDATE: Highway still closed north of Enderby

Vehicle incident amid snowstorm sees 97A closed for more than 12 hours

RCMP pictured at a motor vehicle incident during snowy conditions. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
Vernon RCMP

Police stop 4 impaired drivers within 4 hours in Vernon

Drivers from Kamloops, Salmon Arm and Vernon, between the ages of 20 and 52 under the influence

Vernon RCMP
Michael Kaeshammer brings his fiery style blend of jazz, boogie-woogie, and blues to Vernon’s Performing Arts Centre Friday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. (Contributed)

Kaeshammer cranks out tunes in Okanagan

Fiery, boogie-woogie blues blend on stage

Michael Kaeshammer brings his fiery style blend of jazz, boogie-woogie, and blues to Vernon’s Performing Arts Centre Friday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. (Contributed)
Firefighters battle a suspicious blaze at Canadian Tire early Saturday, Nov. 19. (Vernon Firefighters Local1517 photo)

Arson suspected in Vernon Canadian Tire fire

RCMP investigating blaze sparked early Saturday morning

Firefighters battle a suspicious blaze at Canadian Tire early Saturday, Nov. 19. (Vernon Firefighters Local1517 photo)
A fire was sparked in a Coldstream home Friday shortly after 11 a.m. (Shawn Morgan photo)

VIDEO: Firefighters battling trailer fire in Coldstream

Blaze sparked in trailer park Friday shortly after 11 a.m.

A fire was sparked in a Coldstream home Friday shortly after 11 a.m. (Shawn Morgan photo)
A sign placed on the Okanagan Rail Trail is blocked by a tree near Coldstream. (Contributed)

Guess that sign: Okanagan Rail Trail marker overgrown

Trail users wondering why a sign would be erected behind a tree

A sign placed on the Okanagan Rail Trail is blocked by a tree near Coldstream. (Contributed)
Kelli Rose holds a photo of her daughter Tiffany, and her dog Lily, who died in 2005, leading her to The Compassionate Friends in Vernon. (Jennifer SMith - Morning Star)

Bereaved parents group faces potential closure of Vernon chapter

The Compassionate Friends needs leaders to step up for the group

Kelli Rose holds a photo of her daughter Tiffany, and her dog Lily, who died in 2005, leading her to The Compassionate Friends in Vernon. (Jennifer SMith - Morning Star)
Nanaimo RCMP were on scene of a two-vehicle accident on Old Island Highway and Oliver Road the night of Sept. 6. (News Bulletin file)

Man dies in Falkland crash

Single-vehicle rollover off Highway 97 Tuesday night

Nanaimo RCMP were on scene of a two-vehicle accident on Old Island Highway and Oliver Road the night of Sept. 6. (News Bulletin file)
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are looking for help identifying a suspect involved in an alleged attempted child abduction in October. (Police sketch)

Sketch of alleged attempted Vernon child abduction suspect released

RCMP asking for assistance identifying suspect

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are looking for help identifying a suspect involved in an alleged attempted child abduction in October. (Police sketch)
Vernon Fire Rescue Services responded to a report of smoke in a housing complex resulting from an unattended pot on a stove. The local fire department is using that as a safety reminder to residents. (File photo)

Homeless camp fire sparked in Vernon

Blaze sparked same day as Coldstream house fire

Vernon Fire Rescue Services responded to a report of smoke in a housing complex resulting from an unattended pot on a stove. The local fire department is using that as a safety reminder to residents. (File photo)