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Const. Kevin Fuglewicz is the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP’s newest member of its Downtown Enforcement Unit. (Vernon North Okanagan RCMP photo)

Vernon RCMP add new downtown unit member

Const. Kevin Fuglewicz joins Downtown Enforcement Unit for rural north operations

Const. Kevin Fuglewicz is the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP’s newest member of its Downtown Enforcement Unit. (Vernon North Okanagan RCMP photo)
Longtime Vernon friends Zach Anderson, left, and Justin Mitchell discussed depression on social media. Anderson is in Perth, Australia, where he is partaking in a running event to raise money and awareness of depression in memory of longtime Morning Star editor Glenn Mitchell, Justin’s father. (Photo contributed)

Vernon man laces up for mental health challenge in honour of Glenn Mitchell

Zach Anderson, with blessing of Mitchell’s family, raising awareness of depression Down Under

Longtime Vernon friends Zach Anderson, left, and Justin Mitchell discussed depression on social media. Anderson is in Perth, Australia, where he is partaking in a running event to raise money and awareness of depression in memory of longtime Morning Star editor Glenn Mitchell, Justin’s father. (Photo contributed)
Vernon Jubilee Hospital McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre staff Cassie McDonald, from left, Michele Dyke, MaryBeth Beck, Heather Heitman and Madison Lockhart display the Starlight Comfort Kits<ins> that have been distributed in various departments at the hospital, offering entertainment and distraction for young patients during stressful </ins><ins>situations</ins>. (VJHF photo)

Vernon hospital’s young patients receive comfort from new kits

Starlight Comfort Kits are designed to help young children cope with stressful hospital visits

Vernon Jubilee Hospital McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre staff Cassie McDonald, from left, Michele Dyke, MaryBeth Beck, Heather Heitman and Madison Lockhart display the Starlight Comfort Kits<ins> that have been distributed in various departments at the hospital, offering entertainment and distraction for young patients during stressful </ins><ins>situations</ins>. (VJHF photo)
If you want to watch the virtual induction ceremony for Vernon’s Barb and Denis Murdoch into the Builder category of the Volleyball B.C. Hall of Fame on Wednesday, March 3, for free, you have until 12 p.m. of induction day to register. (Murdoch family photo)

Vernon volleyball couple’s Hall of Fame induction set for March 3

Barb and Denis Murdoch will be inducted into the Volleyball B.C. Hall of Fame’s Builder category

If you want to watch the virtual induction ceremony for Vernon’s Barb and Denis Murdoch into the Builder category of the Volleyball B.C. Hall of Fame on Wednesday, March 3, for free, you have until 12 p.m. of induction day to register. (Murdoch family photo)
Defenceman Seth Bafaro (right), shown playing for the Western Hockey League’s Vancouver Giants in 2019-20, has been acquired by the B.C. Hockey League’s Vernon Vipers. (Photo courtesy of Rik Fedyck/Vancouver Giants)

Vernon Vipers add defenceman, sign three players

Seth Bafaro brings four years of Western Hockey League experience to the Snake Pit

Defenceman Seth Bafaro (right), shown playing for the Western Hockey League’s Vancouver Giants in 2019-20, has been acquired by the B.C. Hockey League’s Vernon Vipers. (Photo courtesy of Rik Fedyck/Vancouver Giants)
Suzie Clark, 21, has not been heard from since Friday, Feb. 19. (RCMP photo)

UPDATE: Woman reported missing found safe

Suzie Clark, 21, has not been heard from since Friday, Feb. 19

Suzie Clark, 21, has not been heard from since Friday, Feb. 19. (RCMP photo)
If it’s a struggle to put your socks on, Vernon physiotherapist and Black Press columnist Cheryl Witter has suggestions for you. (Morning Star photo illustration)

COLUMN: Sock it to me

Vernon physio Cheryl Witter has tips if you have issues putting socks on

If it’s a struggle to put your socks on, Vernon physiotherapist and Black Press columnist Cheryl Witter has suggestions for you. (Morning Star photo illustration)
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Truck in ditch on Highway 97 near Predator Ridge

Emergency crews have responded to multiple road incidents as the snow flies Thursday afternoon

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Vernon Minor Softball Association is hoping to add a 10-team major women’s fastpitch league to its lineup in 2021. (Black Press file photo)

Vernon Minor Softball winding up to add women’s fastpitch league

Along with kids aged 7 to 19, minor softball hopes to start 10-team major women’s loop

Vernon Minor Softball Association is hoping to add a 10-team major women’s fastpitch league to its lineup in 2021. (Black Press file photo)
Cors and Pat Verhage have been announced as the winners of the 2021 Vernon Winter Carnival Jesse Ferguson Memorial Award for volunteerism. (Vernon Winter Carnival photo)

Couple honoured with Vernon Winter Carnival volunteer award

Cors and Pat Verhage, longtime Carnival volunteers, named winners of 2021 Jesse Ferguson Award

Cors and Pat Verhage have been announced as the winners of the 2021 Vernon Winter Carnival Jesse Ferguson Memorial Award for volunteerism. (Vernon Winter Carnival photo)
Vernon Paralympic wheelchair curler Sonja Gaudet (centre) offers some tips on how to make the historic Towne Cinema more accessible to Okanagan Screen Arts Society members Scott John (Left) and Susan Hodgson. (Photo contribued)

Decorated Vernon wheelchair curler ramps up accessibility conversations

Paralympian athlete Sonja Gaudet offers advice to Vernon’s historic Towne Cinema

Vernon Paralympic wheelchair curler Sonja Gaudet (centre) offers some tips on how to make the historic Towne Cinema more accessible to Okanagan Screen Arts Society members Scott John (Left) and Susan Hodgson. (Photo contribued)
The Roster Sports Club in Vernon has teamed up with the family of the late Rob LeNoury and North Okanagan Youth and Family Services Society to offer the Rob LeNoury Memorial Squash Program for kids 8 to 14 to learn the racquet sport of squash. LeNoury (pictured) was a former competitive player and longtime club member who died in 2020. (Photo contributed)

Vernon club creates kids’ squash program in memory of former player

The Rob LeNoury Memorial Squash Program at The Roster Sports Club is aimed at kids aged 8 to 14

The Roster Sports Club in Vernon has teamed up with the family of the late Rob LeNoury and North Okanagan Youth and Family Services Society to offer the Rob LeNoury Memorial Squash Program for kids 8 to 14 to learn the racquet sport of squash. LeNoury (pictured) was a former competitive player and longtime club member who died in 2020. (Photo contributed)
The Vernon Aquatic Centre is temporarily closed for repairs due to an unexpected water leak in its mechanical room. (File photo)

Vernon Aquatic Centre down for repairs

Leak of pool water into mechanical room caused by maintenance contractor sinks operation temporarily

The Vernon Aquatic Centre is temporarily closed for repairs due to an unexpected water leak in its mechanical room. (File photo)
Dan Proulx was named 2019 executive member of the year for JCI’s B.C. and Yukon region May 30, 2020. (Vernon Greater Chamber of Commerce)

Chamber Week brings special events online in Vernon

Webinar for non-profits and town hall for businesses planned Feb. 17 & 19

Dan Proulx was named 2019 executive member of the year for JCI’s B.C. and Yukon region May 30, 2020. (Vernon Greater Chamber of Commerce)
Vernon’s Ken Holland (left), president and general manager of the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers, and former Vernon Lakers forward Scott Salmond, Hockey Canada’s senior vice-president of national teams, have been named to management group for Team Canada at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. (Black Press file/Hockey Canada photos)

Vernon connections on Canada Olympic men’s hockey management team

Vernon native Ken Holland and ex-Vernon Lakers forward Scott Salmond named to team for Beijing 2022

Vernon’s Ken Holland (left), president and general manager of the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers, and former Vernon Lakers forward Scott Salmond, Hockey Canada’s senior vice-president of national teams, have been named to management group for Team Canada at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. (Black Press file/Hockey Canada photos)
Interior Health has confirmed a case of COVID-19 at Vernon’s Chartwell Carrington Place Retirement Residence on 23rd Street. (Chartwell photo)

Vernon retirement residence hit with COVID case

Interior Health says one resident tested positive

Interior Health has confirmed a case of COVID-19 at Vernon’s Chartwell Carrington Place Retirement Residence on 23rd Street. (Chartwell photo)
The Okanagan Rail Trail continues to be a popular trail for walkers, cyclists, cross-country skiers and snowshoers in the winter. (Ribbons of Green Trails Society photo)

Okanagan Rail Trail popular among winter enthusiasts

Cyclists, cross-country skiers, snowshoers, walkers all enjoying trail to improve COVID lethargy

The Okanagan Rail Trail continues to be a popular trail for walkers, cyclists, cross-country skiers and snowshoers in the winter. (Ribbons of Green Trails Society photo)
Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP seized weapons and cash from a traffic stop in downtown Vernon Sunday, Feb. 7. The 34 year old driver from Vernon was arrested, taken into custody and later released. (RCMP photo)

Weapons seized in Okanagan traffic stop

Failing to stop at a stop sign in Vernon was just the start of problems for 34 year old Vernon man

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP seized weapons and cash from a traffic stop in downtown Vernon Sunday, Feb. 7. The 34 year old driver from Vernon was arrested, taken into custody and later released. (RCMP photo)
Vernon Winter Carnival intern Zac Schryburt (from left) vice-chairperson Laurell Cornell and volunteer Jordan Bishop put the finishing paint touches on a display for the Carnival’s Drive-Thru Ice Park that will be set up at Polson Park. The 61st annual Vernon Winter Carnival, with its Wild West theme, kicks off Friday, Feb. 5, and runs through to Sunday, Feb. 14. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon Winter Carnival kicks off virtual wild west event

61st annual event will host many virtual events from Friday, Feb. 5 to Sunday, Feb. 14

Vernon Winter Carnival intern Zac Schryburt (from left) vice-chairperson Laurell Cornell and volunteer Jordan Bishop put the finishing paint touches on a display for the Carnival’s Drive-Thru Ice Park that will be set up at Polson Park. The 61st annual Vernon Winter Carnival, with its Wild West theme, kicks off Friday, Feb. 5, and runs through to Sunday, Feb. 14. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
The. B.C. Court of Appeal has granted a retrial to former Vernon man William Schneider, convicted of second-degree murder in the 2016 death of Japanese exchange student Natsumi Kogawa. (Vancouver Police Department photo)

Former Vernon man to get retrial for murder conviction

William Schneider successfully appeals second-degree murder conviction of Japanese exchange student

The. B.C. Court of Appeal has granted a retrial to former Vernon man William Schneider, convicted of second-degree murder in the 2016 death of Japanese exchange student Natsumi Kogawa. (Vancouver Police Department photo)