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One day after being beaten and hit with a hammer, Ogo’s ice cream owner Sharon Brown is back at work grateful to a caring community. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

RCMP solve case of attack on Penticton ice cream shop owner

Quality video surveillance key factor in identifying robbery suspect, said police

One day after being beaten and hit with a hammer, Ogo’s ice cream owner Sharon Brown is back at work grateful to a caring community. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
(Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Cold weather shelters opening in Vernon, West Kelowna

Turning Points Collaborative has a number of programs and services for those facing homelessness this winter

(Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Power is out in Grindrod Tuesday, Nov. 16. (BC Hydro map)

UPDATE: Power outage restored in Grindrod

Residents north-east of Enderby cut off after bird contacted wires

Power is out in Grindrod Tuesday, Nov. 16. (BC Hydro map)
A 39-year-old man was arrested and charged with a number of criminal charges including robbery and break and enter Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. (File photo)

Vernon crime spree ends in arrest

Man arrested following robbery, break and enter at two Vernon businesses

A 39-year-old man was arrested and charged with a number of criminal charges including robbery and break and enter Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. (File photo)
On Sept. 20, a boil water notice was issued and will remain in place until further notice for all Prince Rupert households and businesses. (Black Press: file photo)

UPDATE: Grindrod boil water notice rescinded

Regional District of North Okanagan issued precautionary notice Nov. 18

On Sept. 20, a boil water notice was issued and will remain in place until further notice for all Prince Rupert households and businesses. (Black Press: file photo)
Vernon residents Alex Kazimer (front) and his sister Chelsea check out their cell phones as they pass time away in a hotel room in Hope. The siblings and their mom, Kara, are stranded in the Fraser Valley community as landslides have closed all three major roadways home to the North Okanagan. (Kara Kazimer photo)

Stranded Vernon family toughing it out in Hope

Kara Kazimer and two kids fortunate to find hotel room Sunday as all highways home are closed due to landslides

Vernon residents Alex Kazimer (front) and his sister Chelsea check out their cell phones as they pass time away in a hotel room in Hope. The siblings and their mom, Kara, are stranded in the Fraser Valley community as landslides have closed all three major roadways home to the North Okanagan. (Kara Kazimer photo)
(Photo/RCAF)

Armed Forces confirms more than 300 rescued from Agassiz area landslides, floods

Rescue workers are also searching debris along Lougheed Highway

(Photo/RCAF)
The lights at 32nd Street and 43rd Avenue are out Tuesday morning. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Lights back on at Highway 97 intersection in Vernon

4-way stop was in effect at Highway 97 and 43rd Avenue Tuesday morning

The lights at 32nd Street and 43rd Avenue are out Tuesday morning. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Provincial funding is being directed towards Cherryville Elementary. (Morning Star file photo)

No school in Falkland, Lavington and Cherryville due to power outage

Class is in session for the rest of the Vernon School District

Provincial funding is being directed towards Cherryville Elementary. (Morning Star file photo)
Russ Friesen (left) and Alan Hofsink (right) are Vernon’s two new deputy fire chiefs. (City of Vernon photo)

Vernon welcomes two new deputy fire chiefs

Alan Hofsink and Russ Friesen both have extensive experience in fire services

Russ Friesen (left) and Alan Hofsink (right) are Vernon’s two new deputy fire chiefs. (City of Vernon photo)
The Interior Logging Association has asked the province to include its organization when its comes to planning strategy for B.C.’s old growth forests. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Interior Logging requests inclusion in old growth forest plans

Association disappointed with province’s latest announcement regarding old growth strategy

The Interior Logging Association has asked the province to include its organization when its comes to planning strategy for B.C.’s old growth forests. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
The entrance to Jack Seaton Park in Lake Country is blocked by downed trees Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. (Tara Shoemaker photo)
The entrance to Jack Seaton Park in Lake Country is blocked by downed trees Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. (Tara Shoemaker photo)
Fire truck. (Morning Star file photo)

No leaks in propane truck crash near Enderby

Canyon Road overturn closed road for several hours

Fire truck. (Morning Star file photo)
Police pup in training: Nugget. RCMP photo

Police dog bite during Enderby arrest draws watchdog

Independent Investigations Office of B.C. looking into handling of situation at home near Enderby Nov. 11

Police pup in training: Nugget. RCMP photo
Some Coldstream Elementary parents are concerned about students being moved to Kidston. (Morning Star file photo)

10 Vernon District schools with COVID-19 exposures

7 elementary, 2 high schools and alternative school exposures noted by Interior Health

Some Coldstream Elementary parents are concerned about students being moved to Kidston. (Morning Star file photo)
MV. Beattie Elementary

COVID-19 outbreak closes Enderby school

M.V. Beattie Elementary students learning from home Nov. 15-19

MV. Beattie Elementary
A large portion of the Coquihalla highway has eroded due to extreme weather conditions in the Hope area. (Kyle Snihur/ Facebook)

VIDEO: Section of Coquihalla Highway washes away in storm near Hope

Photo has shown up online illustrating damage to major B.C. highway

A large portion of the Coquihalla highway has eroded due to extreme weather conditions in the Hope area. (Kyle Snihur/ Facebook)
The B.C. government recently announced that it is providing more than $450,000 to Okanagan College's Kelowna campus to deliver two intakes of its hospitality professional program. (Photo: Pexels)
The B.C. government recently announced that it is providing more than $450,000 to Okanagan College's Kelowna campus to deliver two intakes of its hospitality professional program. (Photo: Pexels)
Morgen Matheson is the new Team Leader, Tourism and Film, for the Columbia Shuswap Regional District. (Kristal Burgess photo)

Shuswap Tourism team leader unveiled

Morgen Matheson takes over tourism and film roles starting Dec. 1

Morgen Matheson is the new Team Leader, Tourism and Film, for the Columbia Shuswap Regional District. (Kristal Burgess photo)
North Okanagan—Shuswap MP Mel Arnold was appointed deputy shadow minister for Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. (Contributed)

North Okanagan-Shuswap MP appointed to shadow cabinet

Mel Arnold has been named deputy shadow minister for Fisheries, Oceans and Coast Guard

North Okanagan—Shuswap MP Mel Arnold was appointed deputy shadow minister for Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. (Contributed)