Vernon

Vernon skip Jim Cotter (right) lost 9-8 to Brent Pierce of New Westminster in the B.C. Men’s Curling Championships semifinal Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Chilliwack Curling Club. (Black Press - file photo)

Vernon skip bows in B.C. men’s curling semifinal

Jim Cotter, seeking a 10th B.C. title with teammate Rick Sawatsky of Vernon, loses 9-8 to Pierce

Vernon skip Jim Cotter (right) lost 9-8 to Brent Pierce of New Westminster in the B.C. Men’s Curling Championships semifinal Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Chilliwack Curling Club. (Black Press - file photo)
Police in Vernon are investigating after a sex trade worker was sexually assaulted in an SUV in downtown Vernon Thursday night, Jan. 12, 2023. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Police investigating sexual assault of sex worker in Vernon

The suspect’s vehicle is a newer, large, white SUV

Police in Vernon are investigating after a sex trade worker was sexually assaulted in an SUV in downtown Vernon Thursday night, Jan. 12, 2023. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Several areas of SilverStar Mountain Resort have been closed due to avalanche concerns and trees snapping under heavy snow. (Resort photo)

Runs closed at Vernon ski hill due to avalanche risk

Trees are also bending and snapping under wet, heavy snow

Several areas of SilverStar Mountain Resort have been closed due to avalanche concerns and trees snapping under heavy snow. (Resort photo)
Khalen Mackenzie Bonneau

UPDATE: Vernon man missing for more than a month found

33-year-old last seen Dec. 3, 2022 has been located safe and sound

Khalen Mackenzie Bonneau
Randee Neumeyer

Comedy show shakes up Okanagan winter

OK, DOPE brings 3 comics to Kelowna, Vernon and Salmon Arm

Randee Neumeyer
(Photo contributed)

Big snow dump at Big White near Kelowna

The mountain got 27 centimetres of snow in the last 24 hours

(Photo contributed)
BC Highway Patrol Falkland officers stopped this SUV going 146 km/h on Highway 97 Wednesday morning, Jan. 11, 2023. (Vernon North Okanagan RCMP/Facebook)
BC Highway Patrol Falkland officers stopped this SUV going 146 km/h on Highway 97 Wednesday morning, Jan. 11, 2023. (Vernon North Okanagan RCMP/Facebook)
Vernon Winter Carnival Society director Boris Ivanoff, left, dressed as Officer Ponch from the hit TV series CHiPs, holds the boom microphone for guest speaker Curt Reimer of event sponsor Valley First while Carnival executive director Vicki Proulx – Leela from Futurama – looks on during the Media Launch for the 63rd Carnival Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the Best Western Premier Hotel. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Countdown to Vernon Winter Carnival kicks off

Media and event launch night raise hype for 63rd festival Feb. 3-12

Vernon Winter Carnival Society director Boris Ivanoff, left, dressed as Officer Ponch from the hit TV series CHiPs, holds the boom microphone for guest speaker Curt Reimer of event sponsor Valley First while Carnival executive director Vicki Proulx – Leela from Futurama – looks on during the Media Launch for the 63rd Carnival Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the Best Western Premier Hotel. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
The Strathcona Cup, a competition between Canadian and Scottish men’s curlers, has been played every five years since 1903. The latest installment will feature games in Vernon Jan. 17 and Kelowna Jan. 18. (stratchonacup.ca)

Okanagan curlers tangle with Scots

Strathcona Cup played every five years between Canada and Scotland; oldest international event

The Strathcona Cup, a competition between Canadian and Scottish men’s curlers, has been played every five years since 1903. The latest installment will feature games in Vernon Jan. 17 and Kelowna Jan. 18. (stratchonacup.ca)
(Submitted photo)

Vernon restaurant gone to the birds with mini Wings

A exact miniture replica of the Wings Vernon restaurant was created by Barnwood Birdhouses

(Submitted photo)
Lifeguard Chantal Wong stands next to the newly installed diving board at the Vernon Aquatic Centre.<ins> The board will be ready for use later in the day Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023.</ins> (City of Vernon photo)

New diving board makes a splash at Vernon pool

The old diving board was decommissioned in November after a deficiency was found

Lifeguard Chantal Wong stands next to the newly installed diving board at the Vernon Aquatic Centre.<ins> The board will be ready for use later in the day Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023.</ins> (City of Vernon photo)
A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on Vernon’s Pottery Road Wednesday morning, Jan. 11, 2023. (File photo)

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in Vernon

The pedestrian escaped the incident with minor injuries

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on Vernon’s Pottery Road Wednesday morning, Jan. 11, 2023. (File photo)
Okanagan College is trying to determine whether any personal information has been compromised. (Black Press file photo)

Okanagan College caught in cyberattack

IT Services team interrupted a cybersecurity incident Jan. 9

Okanagan College is trying to determine whether any personal information has been compromised. (Black Press file photo)
Thomas Yerosic is lucky to be alive after he was hit by a BC Transit bus in downtown Vernon Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023. (File photo)

‘I thought, I’m dead’: Man struck by bus in downtown Vernon

Thomas Yerosic suffered extensive internal bruising from the Jan. 5 incident

Thomas Yerosic is lucky to be alive after he was hit by a BC Transit bus in downtown Vernon Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023. (File photo)
Kelowna Courthouse. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)

Sex offender sentenced to 2.5 years for luring a child and sexual interference in Vernon

Douglas Aiechele was sentenced in Kelowna courts on Jan. 10

Kelowna Courthouse. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
22 of the top 100 golfers for 2022 are from Okanagan courses. (Jordy Cunningham/Kelowna Capital News)

22 of top 100 British Columbia golfers for 2022 from the Okanagan

Kelowna has seven golfers from six different courses on the list

22 of the top 100 golfers for 2022 are from Okanagan courses. (Jordy Cunningham/Kelowna Capital News)
Four needles were stashed inside a hole in a play structure at Maven Lane and discovered by children at the daycare Jan. 6. (Maven Lane photos)

Children poked by needles in Vernon daycare playground

Stash of drug paraphernalia discovered by kids, despite safety checks

Four needles were stashed inside a hole in a play structure at Maven Lane and discovered by children at the daycare Jan. 6. (Maven Lane photos)
Four needles were stashed inside a hole in a play structure at Maven Lane and discovered by children at the daycare Jan. 6. (Maven Lane photos)

UPDATE: RCMP investigate after children poked by needles in Vernon playground

Stash of drug paraphernalia discovered by kids, despite safety checks

Four needles were stashed inside a hole in a play structure at Maven Lane and discovered by children at the daycare Jan. 6. (Maven Lane photos)
The City of Vernon’s Water Reclamation Centre (VWRC) is preparing for a release of high-quality reclaimed water following an extensive treatment process. (Black Press - file photo)

Reclaimed water to be released into Okanagan lake

Most of the reclaimed water is piped to MacKay Reservoir on Commonage Road

The City of Vernon’s Water Reclamation Centre (VWRC) is preparing for a release of high-quality reclaimed water following an extensive treatment process. (Black Press - file photo)
Crystal Swetz-Wallace

UPDATE: Missing woman in Vernon area found safe

Crystal Swetz-Wallace, 39, hadn’t been heard from since Dec. 16

Crystal Swetz-Wallace