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The minimum age requirement has been reduced from 18 to 16 in Vernon on Neuron Mobility e-scooters. (Alesha Taylor photo)

E-scooter age limit reduction rolls out in Vernon

Neuron Mobility reduces minimum age from 18 to 16

The minimum age requirement has been reduced from 18 to 16 in Vernon on Neuron Mobility e-scooters. (Alesha Taylor photo)
The City of Vernon will bestow its highest civic honour, the Freedom of the City of Vernon, to four-time Stanley Cup and two-time Olympic gold medal winner Ken Holland, general manager of the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers. (Morning Star - file photo)

Holland scores hometown Vernon’s highest honour

Edmonton Oilers’ GM to receive Freedom of the City of Vernon on Oct. 26

The City of Vernon will bestow its highest civic honour, the Freedom of the City of Vernon, to four-time Stanley Cup and two-time Olympic gold medal winner Ken Holland, general manager of the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers. (Morning Star - file photo)
A car went up in flames Oct. 9 on Okanagan Centre Road East. (Jackie Goode photo)
A car went up in flames Oct. 9 on Okanagan Centre Road East. (Jackie Goode photo)
Tim has been experiencing homelessness in Penticton for 15 years. (OneSky video grab)

VIDEO: Trying to survive the streets of Penticton

Newly released videos show the real stories of people experiencing homelessness

Tim has been experiencing homelessness in Penticton for 15 years. (OneSky video grab)
Lake Country’s Block One Restaurant at 50th Parallel Winery has been named as one of the top 100 locations in Canada for outdoor dining in the first list compiled by opentable.com. (OpenTable photo)

Okanagan restaurants featured in outdoor dining top 100 list

Two from Vernon, West Kelowna and Penticton and one from Lake Country named in top 100 outdoor dining venues by opentable.com

Lake Country’s Block One Restaurant at 50th Parallel Winery has been named as one of the top 100 locations in Canada for outdoor dining in the first list compiled by opentable.com. (OpenTable photo)
Salmon Arm RCMP are looking for witnesses who may have seen a dark car in the 3300 block of 10th Avenue Northeast in Salmon Arm around 1 a.m. on Sept. 29, 2021.(File photo)

Missing man found dead by Vernon police

RCMP say death is not considered suspicious, Coroner investigating

Salmon Arm RCMP are looking for witnesses who may have seen a dark car in the 3300 block of 10th Avenue Northeast in Salmon Arm around 1 a.m. on Sept. 29, 2021.(File photo)
The province annouces $165,000 to build an accessible playground at Ellison Elementary in Vernon. (Roger Knox - Vernon Morning Star)
The province annouces $165,000 to build an accessible playground at Ellison Elementary in Vernon. (Roger Knox - Vernon Morning Star)
Northern Lights put on a spectacular show, visible from Oyama Monday, Oct. 11, and across B.C. and Alberta. (Arun Mathew photo)

Okanagan residents capture Northern Lights spectacle

Photographer was among many across B.C. and Alberta who were treated to the Thanksgiving Monday display

Northern Lights put on a spectacular show, visible from Oyama Monday, Oct. 11, and across B.C. and Alberta. (Arun Mathew photo)
Northern Lights put on a spectacular show, visible from Oyama on Monday, Oct. 11, and across B.C. and Alberta. (Arun Mathew photo)

Okanagan residents capture Northern Lights spectacle

Photographer was among many across B.C. and Alberta who were treated to the Thanksgiving Monday display

Northern Lights put on a spectacular show, visible from Oyama on Monday, Oct. 11, and across B.C. and Alberta. (Arun Mathew photo)
Data from Interior Health’s list of exposures reveal that out of 44 schools in SD23, 12 schools still have potential exposure events. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Potential COVID-19 exposures listed for 15 Central Okanagan schools

Twelve public and three private schools have noted exposure events in the past two weeks

Data from Interior Health’s list of exposures reveal that out of 44 schools in SD23, 12 schools still have potential exposure events. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Funtastic’s new board president hopes that ball players and music lovers will return to Vernon’s army camp on the July long weekend in 2022 for the Funtastic A&W Music Festival and Slo Pitch Tournament, cancelled the last two years by COVID-19. (Morning Star - file photo)

New board president for Vernon’s Funtastic Sports Society

Jamie Austin voted in at society’s annual general meeting

Funtastic’s new board president hopes that ball players and music lovers will return to Vernon’s army camp on the July long weekend in 2022 for the Funtastic A&W Music Festival and Slo Pitch Tournament, cancelled the last two years by COVID-19. (Morning Star - file photo)
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Habitat for Humanity Okanagan hosting bottle drive for Lake Country homes project

The group is raising funds for its current project of building 12 affordable homes in Lake Country

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Cooper, a St. John Ambulance therapy dog, will be on hand at the Vernon Recreation Centre on Saturdays in October to help those who may feel anxiety about receiving a COVID-19 vaccination. (Contributed)

Therapy dogs help relieve stress at Vernon vaccination clinic

Two St. John Ambulance therapy dogs will be on hand at Vernon Rec Centre Saturdays in October to help with anxious patients

Cooper, a St. John Ambulance therapy dog, will be on hand at the Vernon Recreation Centre on Saturdays in October to help those who may feel anxiety about receiving a COVID-19 vaccination. (Contributed)
This orange Kona Process and red Commencal Meta race bike were stolen out of truck parked at the Nature’s Fare in Penticton for just a few short minutes Saturday in a brazen theft Oct. 9. (Facebook)
This orange Kona Process and red Commencal Meta race bike were stolen out of truck parked at the Nature’s Fare in Penticton for just a few short minutes Saturday in a brazen theft Oct. 9. (Facebook)
City of Armstrong staff are recommending a rainbow crosswalk be installed at the Smith Drive tee intersection near the city’s Welcome to Armstrong caboose. (City of Armstrong photo)

Armstrong staff select rainbow crosswalk site

Staff recommend Smith Drive tee intersection near caboose; include funds in 2022 budget talks

City of Armstrong staff are recommending a rainbow crosswalk be installed at the Smith Drive tee intersection near the city’s Welcome to Armstrong caboose. (City of Armstrong photo)
Pictured is a screen shot of the What3Words app website. The app uses a unique three-word address for locations across the globe, as opposed to longitude and latitude coordinates. ‘///pines.patches.nano’ is one of the locations on Elizabeth Lake in Cranbrook. BC Search and Rescue groups are warning against the use of this app, stating it can cause confusion. (Cranbrook Townsman file)

BC Search and Rescue groups warning against use of What3Words app

UK-based app uses three words, instead of longitude and latitude, to locate someone

Pictured is a screen shot of the What3Words app website. The app uses a unique three-word address for locations across the globe, as opposed to longitude and latitude coordinates. ‘///pines.patches.nano’ is one of the locations on Elizabeth Lake in Cranbrook. BC Search and Rescue groups are warning against the use of this app, stating it can cause confusion. (Cranbrook Townsman file)
The Baxter Bridge at the north end of Trinity Valley Road east of Enderby has been undergoing work throughout the summer and fall, preparing for a new span to be put in place. Work on the 71-year-old bridge is nearing completing. (Morning Star - file photo)

Bridgework east of Enderby nears completion

Ministry preparing to replace 71-year-old Baxter Bridge at Ashton Creek with new span

The Baxter Bridge at the north end of Trinity Valley Road east of Enderby has been undergoing work throughout the summer and fall, preparing for a new span to be put in place. Work on the 71-year-old bridge is nearing completing. (Morning Star - file photo)
The Deans-Rosnau family took part in the Love and Logic practical parenting course in 2018. (Submitted photo)

Popular parenting class returns to Vernon

Love and Logic Way class to start up later this month

The Deans-Rosnau family took part in the Love and Logic practical parenting course in 2018. (Submitted photo)
An RV is parked in front of a 25th Avenue business for weeks in the Okanagan Landing area. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Vernon bylaw to put the brakes on RV roadside camping

25th Avenue has several recreational vehicles parked in front of businesses

An RV is parked in front of a 25th Avenue business for weeks in the Okanagan Landing area. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
A 35-year-old man was arrested after becoming violent with a downtown Vernon business owner Oct. 6, 2021. (Contributed)

Man arrested after assault in downtown Vernon business

35-year-old charged with assault, uttering threats

A 35-year-old man was arrested after becoming violent with a downtown Vernon business owner Oct. 6, 2021. (Contributed)