Richard Rolke

Photo submitted                                The Splatsin and other Shuswap Nation communities are concerned about the impact of fentanyl.                                Wayne Christian

Fentanyl crisis declared by Shuswap Nation

About 15 to 20 deaths have been linked to the opioid in the last six months

Photo submitted                                The Splatsin and other Shuswap Nation communities are concerned about the impact of fentanyl.                                Wayne Christian
Photo submitted                                Motorists are waking up Friday morning to snow on area roads and highways.

Snow impacts driving conditions

Motorists urged to slow down in Okanagan, Similkameen and Shuswap regions

Photo submitted                                Motorists are waking up Friday morning to snow on area roads and highways.
A review will look at services the North Westside receives

Governance study cost drives debate

North Westside residents may have to pay for regional district staff time for review

A review will look at services the North Westside receives
The program aimed at keeping the coddling moth under control is working.

Coddling moth program finding success

Sterile Insect Release program in Kelowna and area working to control pests

The program aimed at keeping the coddling moth under control is working.
The District of Lake Country will not renew the business licence of the Airport Inn Lakeside on Highway 97.

Council pulls Airport Inn’s licence

Lake Country officials voted unanimously not to renew the business licence for the Airport Inn Lakeside

The District of Lake Country will not renew the business licence of the Airport Inn Lakeside on Highway 97.
Jeet Dukhia.

Candidate drops out of B.C. Fruit Growers race

Vernon's Jeet Dukhia will focus on B.C. Tree Fruits Co-op instead

Jeet Dukhia.
Emergency personnel and media gather outside of the Quebec City Islamic Cultural Centre after a mass shooting Sunday night.

MP shocked over killings at mosque

Mel Arnold says, "This is a cowardly act and it has no place in civilized society."

Emergency personnel and media gather outside of the Quebec City Islamic Cultural Centre after a mass shooting Sunday night.
Meet Dukhia

Short race possible for B.C. Fruit Growers

Jeet Dukhia is considering whether he will actually run against incumbent Fred Steele for BCFGA

Meet Dukhia
Planning is proceeding for the Okanagan Rail Trail from Coldstream to Kelowna.

Rail trail planning on track

Considerable work is occurring behind the scenes to develop the recreational corridor between Coldstream and Kelowna

Planning is proceeding for the Okanagan Rail Trail from Coldstream to Kelowna.
The current sign (left) at the A&W in Lake Country will be replaced with an electronic version (right).

Electronic sign gets green light

Lake Country council overturned a district staff recommendation and approved an electronic sign for A&W

The current sign (left) at the A&W in Lake Country will be replaced with an electronic version (right).
Jordan Edgelow enjoys exploring the backcountry on his snow ski. He had to be rescued from Hunter's Range Monday.

Powder enthusiast grateful after rescue

Jordan Edgelow stayed overnight at Hunter's Range after being separated from friends

Jordan Edgelow enjoys exploring the backcountry on his snow ski. He had to be rescued from Hunter's Range Monday.
Shuswap and Vernon Search and Rescue crews develop a strategy before heading out into Hunter's Range to find a snow biker.

Snow biker rescued from Hunter’s Range

Search crews tackle deep snow and rough terrain between Enderby and Sicamous

Shuswap and Vernon Search and Rescue crews develop a strategy before heading out into Hunter's Range to find a snow biker.
Director Wayne Carson wants governance options for the North Westside investigated.

Funding sought for North Westside governance study

The government will be asked for $20,000 for a study for the area from La Casa to Westshore Estates

Director Wayne Carson wants governance options for the North Westside investigated.
Some brave Lake Country residents go for a swim in Wood Lake Sunday. The New Year's Day polar bear swim was hosted by the Oyama Royal Canadian Legion.

Polar bear swim makes a splash in Oyama

An enthusiastic crowd turned out for the 2017 polar bear swim at Wood Lake

Some brave Lake Country residents go for a swim in Wood Lake Sunday. The New Year's Day polar bear swim was hosted by the Oyama Royal Canadian Legion.
Richard Rolke is a columnist and senior reporter with The Morning Star

BEYOND THE HEADLINES: Mussels keep marching

The Okanagan could be next after mussel larvae was found in Montana

Richard Rolke is a columnist and senior reporter with The Morning Star
The Okanagan Science Centre will be hosting Dinosaurs Unearthed from March 4  to Aug. 31.

Dinosaurs roar in the Okanagan

Vernon’s Okanagan Science Centre will host Dinosaurs Unearthed from March 4 to Aug. 31.

The Okanagan Science Centre will be hosting Dinosaurs Unearthed from March 4  to Aug. 31.
The Regional District of Central Okanagan will pursue a governance study for the North Westside.

North Westside study gets board blessing

Directors voted 9-2 to ask the Ministry of Community Development for a governance study

The Regional District of Central Okanagan will pursue a governance study for the North Westside.
North Westside firefighters tackle a blaze on Lester Road Sunday morning.

North Westside firefighters tackle flames to rescue pets

Two dogs died while one survived in the Lester Road incident Sunday

North Westside firefighters tackle a blaze on Lester Road Sunday morning.
Lake Country officials are preparing the 2017 budget.

Lake Country starts work on municipal budget

The provisional budget calls for a 3.5 per cent tax increase, with 1.5 per cent going to road infrastructure.

Lake Country officials are preparing the 2017 budget.
Director Wayne Carson hopes a governance study will proceed for the North Westside.

Decision delayed on North Westside governance study

Regional District of Central Okanagan waiting for a report from staff

Director Wayne Carson hopes a governance study will proceed for the North Westside.