Richard Rolke

North Westside flooding continues

North Westside flooding continues

North Westside firefighters keep busy as high water creates challenges

North Westside flooding continues
Sandbags are keeping back flooding in the Valley of the Sun subdivision. (photo submitted)

North Westside flooding tackled

North Westside firefighters have been responding to some localized flooding in the Valley of the Sun subdivision

Sandbags are keeping back flooding in the Valley of the Sun subdivision. (photo submitted)
B.C. Tree Fruits wants to expand the packinghouse on Bottom Wood Lake Road. (Google Maps photo)                                James Baker

Oversight brings issue back

Lack of public input means Lake Country council will reconsider a development plan

B.C. Tree Fruits wants to expand the packinghouse on Bottom Wood Lake Road. (Google Maps photo)                                James Baker
Missing Alberta dog found in Okanagan

Missing Alberta dog found in Okanagan

Jasmine was found in Vernon and returned to her family in Alberta

Missing Alberta dog found in Okanagan
Golf tourney swings up camp support

Golf tourney swings up camp support

The Vernon Lions Club will hold a golf tournament for Camp Winfield

Golf tourney swings up camp support
WorkSafe defends its actions

WorkSafe defends its actions

Provincial agency has fined the Vernon School District over safety infractions

WorkSafe defends its actions
Fine leaves district reeling

Fine leaves district reeling

WorkSafeBC has levied an administrative penalty of $628,034 against the Vernon School District

Fine leaves district reeling
Tension clouds North Westside process

Tension clouds North Westside process

Regional District of Central Okanagan backs terms of reference for services study

Tension clouds North Westside process
Pitch made for rail trail governance

Pitch made for rail trail governance

Businessman wants firm structure to manage and market corridor from Coldstream to Kelowna

Pitch made for rail trail governance
Goose controls continue

Goose controls continue

The Okanagan Valley Goose Management Program is resuming for its 11th year

Goose controls continue
Firefighters stick to boundaries

Firefighters stick to boundaries

Home burned down between Lake Country and Vernon but was not in a fire protection district

Firefighters stick to boundaries
Vernon’s George Galbraith (second from left) with his grandson Oscar, donate $150,000 to the Okanagan Rail Trail, accepted by Leanne Hammond of the Community Foundation of North Okanagan, which is managing donations. (Jennifer Smith/Morning Star)

Philanthropist hits the trail with cash infusion

George Galbraith is donating $150,000 to the rail trail and matching up to another $150,000

Vernon’s George Galbraith (second from left) with his grandson Oscar, donate $150,000 to the Okanagan Rail Trail, accepted by Leanne Hammond of the Community Foundation of North Okanagan, which is managing donations. (Jennifer Smith/Morning Star)
Louis accepts calls for change

Louis accepts calls for change

Byron Louis won a fourth term as chief of the Okanagan Indian Band, taking top spot over former chief Dan Wilson and Joey Jack.

Louis accepts calls for change
The Regional District of Central Okanagan has approved its 2017 budget. (Hemera Technologies)                                Wayne Carson

North Westside director blasts budget

The Regional District of Central Okanagan’s budget has been approved for 2017

The Regional District of Central Okanagan has approved its 2017 budget. (Hemera Technologies)                                Wayne Carson
Cash bolsters rail trail

Cash bolsters rail trail

The federal government is pumping $471,500 into the Okanagan Rail Trail.

Cash bolsters rail trail
Couple forced to leave mountain resort

Couple forced to leave mountain resort

Ministry of Forests says a slide potentially puts Pinaus Lake Resort at risk

Couple forced to leave mountain resort
Rail trail work causes debate

Rail trail work causes debate

RDNO says there must be a balance between recreation users and private property owners

Rail trail work causes debate
Matt Vader has stepped down as a Lake Country councillor. - photo submitted

Lake Country councillor resigns

Matt Vader, the Carr’s Landing councillor, has resigned to take up duties as the district’s manager of strategic and support services.

Matt Vader has stepped down as a Lake Country councillor. - photo submitted
Vernon Search and Rescue uses a helicopter to take two teens off a cliff along Kalamalka Lake Monday. For a video of the rescue visit vernonmorningstar.com                                - Chris Collard/Facebook

VIDEO: Helicopter rescues teens from cliff

Two 16-year-old boys were stranded on a rock cliff along the Okanagan Rail Trail at about 3 p.m. Monday

Vernon Search and Rescue uses a helicopter to take two teens off a cliff along Kalamalka Lake Monday. For a video of the rescue visit vernonmorningstar.com                                - Chris Collard/Facebook
Cycling society makes tracks on trails

Cycling society makes tracks on trails

North Okanagan Cycling Society has big plans for 2017

Cycling society makes tracks on trails