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LETTER: Act now on fires

Mr. Horgan, I have sent a couple of emails to premiers about…

  • Jul 29, 2021
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LETTER: Wildfires a no fly zone

Morning Star reader asks if the photos were worth stalling firefighting efforts

  • Jul 15, 2021
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LETTER: In response to withholding taxes

Morning Star reader has some suggestions to ‘walk the talk’

  • Jul 15, 2021
Jennifer Kerr was one local resident who leapt into action to help Vernon’s beloved herons stay cool during the extreme heat wave. A number of herons literally dropped from their nests due to the heat. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

LETTER: Heartfelt appreciation for heron rescue

Heron Protection Society provides update post heat wave

  • Jul 15, 2021
Jennifer Kerr was one local resident who leapt into action to help Vernon’s beloved herons stay cool during the extreme heat wave. A number of herons literally dropped from their nests due to the heat. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Vernon Pickleball Association members Rob Irving (from left), Myron Hocevar, Don Friesen and Ian Phillips flank Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming (centre) inside the newly roofed Okanagan Wealth Advisors Pickleball Complex at Marshall Fields. (City of Vernon photo)



Photo above (left to right): Rob Irving, Myron Hocevar, Mayor Victor Cumming, Don Friesen and Ian Phillips inside the OWA Pickleball Complex.

LETTER: Amazing new pickleball facility

Morning Star reader says kudos to new development

  • Jul 1, 2021
Vernon Pickleball Association members Rob Irving (from left), Myron Hocevar, Don Friesen and Ian Phillips flank Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming (centre) inside the newly roofed Okanagan Wealth Advisors Pickleball Complex at Marshall Fields. (City of Vernon photo)



Photo above (left to right): Rob Irving, Myron Hocevar, Mayor Victor Cumming, Don Friesen and Ian Phillips inside the OWA Pickleball Complex.
Cyclists from Lake Country celebrate reaching the north end of the Okanagan Rail Trail at kilometre zero. 
(Friends of Okanagan Rail Trail - Contributed)

LETTER: Okanagan Rail Trail needs rules

Morning Star reader encounters trouble with e-bikes

  • Jul 1, 2021
Cyclists from Lake Country celebrate reaching the north end of the Okanagan Rail Trail at kilometre zero. 
(Friends of Okanagan Rail Trail - Contributed)
Support for the Adams Lake and Sewépemc Walking Our Spirits Home event, held June 11 to 13, came from many Indigenous communities. Indigenous police officers also offered their support to the procession supporting residential school survivors and all those affected by residential schools that walked from the Kamloops Indian Residential School to outside the Adams Lake conference centre near Chase. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

LETTER: Reconsider Canada Day

Before marking the occasion, reader says ask yourself how you will contribute to making this country a safe one for all

  • Jun 24, 2021
Support for the Adams Lake and Sewépemc Walking Our Spirits Home event, held June 11 to 13, came from many Indigenous communities. Indigenous police officers also offered their support to the procession supporting residential school survivors and all those affected by residential schools that walked from the Kamloops Indian Residential School to outside the Adams Lake conference centre near Chase. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Flowers and cards are left at a makeshift memorial at a monument outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School to honour the 215 children whose remains are believed to have been discovered buried near the city in Kamloops, B.C., on Monday, May 31, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

No words to express collective grief: Vernon mayor on 215 buried at residential school

Vernon mayor pens letter to Okanagan Indian Band Chief and council

  • Jun 14, 2021
Flowers and cards are left at a makeshift memorial at a monument outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School to honour the 215 children whose remains are believed to have been discovered buried near the city in Kamloops, B.C., on Monday, May 31, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Area resident Reiner Stass counted more than 75 geese at Kin Beach on June 6, 2021. (Reiner Stass - contributed)

LETTER: Goose overload in Vernon

Too many geese at Kin Beach, says area resident

  • Jun 10, 2021
Area resident Reiner Stass counted more than 75 geese at Kin Beach on June 6, 2021. (Reiner Stass - contributed)
Letter to the editor about Penticton's friendliness, small town values,

Newcomer to Penticton amazed by kind, friendly residents

Stranger offers new rain ponchos, friendly words during rare spring storm

  • Jun 7, 2021
Letter to the editor about Penticton's friendliness, small town values,
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LETTER: Kin Beach kudos

Kudos to whoever is responsible for cleaning up the Kin Beach area.…

  • May 27, 2021
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LETTER: Bad boat access

Re: Lake access points article. I have boated on over 30 lakes…

  • May 27, 2021
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Wood Avenue in Armstrong is an accident waiting to happen, says resident. (File photo)

LETTER: Wood Avenue danger zone

Armstrong resident calls for action to slow motorists

  • May 27, 2021
Wood Avenue in Armstrong is an accident waiting to happen, says resident. (File photo)
Tolko walked back on its plans for a cutblock above the Greater Vernon area’s primary water source, the Duteau Creek watershed. (RDNO photo)

LETTER: B.C. watersheds should be protected

Reader offers praise to Regional District for speaking out against Tolko’s proposed cutblock above Duteau Creek

  • May 11, 2021
Tolko walked back on its plans for a cutblock above the Greater Vernon area’s primary water source, the Duteau Creek watershed. (RDNO photo)
The Rise residential development in Vernon has new owners. (photo submitted)

LETTER: Cheers to chairs V.2

Morning Star reader says he didn’t have all the facts when he inquired about missing chairs at the Rise

  • Apr 29, 2021
The Rise residential development in Vernon has new owners. (photo submitted)
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LETTER: Rent no more

Morning Star reader says they won’t rent out houses anymore after some negative experiences

  • Apr 29, 2021
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Portrait of smiling environmentalist volunteer picking up trash

LETTER: An ugly impression

Reader worries about how distracting litter is

  • Apr 29, 2021
Portrait of smiling environmentalist volunteer picking up trash
Ethan Andrews (left) and his aunt Shihana Wewala were two of the volunteers planting trees with Pitt Meadows parks workers in Bonson Park. (Neil Corbett - Black Press Media file photo)

LETTER: Huge benefits from planting trees

On the heels of Earth Day, Dyck says there’s major benefits to keep it up

  • Apr 29, 2021
Ethan Andrews (left) and his aunt Shihana Wewala were two of the volunteers planting trees with Pitt Meadows parks workers in Bonson Park. (Neil Corbett - Black Press Media file photo)
Signs are set up outside Salmon Arm’s SASCU recreation centre for Interior Health’s ongoing COVID-19 immunization clinics. (File photo)

Letter: Salmon Arm resident grateful after vaccination experience

After challenges with booking, resident impressed by process and friendly staff

  • Apr 26, 2021
Signs are set up outside Salmon Arm’s SASCU recreation centre for Interior Health’s ongoing COVID-19 immunization clinics. (File photo)
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LETTER: Cheers to chairs

As residents of The Rise community, we enjoy the wonderful views of…

  • Apr 22, 2021
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