Vernon

Columnist Cheryl Witter

COLUMN: Head and shoulders, knees and toes…

Vernon physical therapist Cheryl Witter runs down, in list form, some treatment options for body pains

Columnist Cheryl Witter
Vernon Fire Rescue

It’s a girl! Firefighters deliver Vernon baby

Mother and newborn are doing well following emergency labour

Vernon Fire Rescue
Boats moored on Okanagan Lake, which has some partially frozen spots but is still dangerous for anyone to venture out on. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Dead cows to be removed from Okanagan Lake

Cows on Indian Band broke through ice, approximately 22 died

Boats moored on Okanagan Lake, which has some partially frozen spots but is still dangerous for anyone to venture out on. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Gas prices jumped 25 cents at four Vernon service stations on 25th Avenue and Okanagan Landing Road Thursday morning, Dec. 29. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon stations bump gas price by 25 cents

At least four outlets on 25th Avenue and Okanagan Landing Road show price of regular gas at $1.62.9

Gas prices jumped 25 cents at four Vernon service stations on 25th Avenue and Okanagan Landing Road Thursday morning, Dec. 29. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Which of 23 B.C. hospitals will have the first baby of 2023? You can place a bet on which facility if you like. (File photo)

Two Okanagan hospitals among odds for B.C.’s first 2023 baby

Kelowna General and Vernon Jubilee among 23 ranked hospitals of which you can place an online wager

Which of 23 B.C. hospitals will have the first baby of 2023? You can place a bet on which facility if you like. (File photo)
British Columbians can make bets on which hospital will deliver the first baby of 2023, up until Dec. 31 at 6 a.m. (Credit: Pixabay/christianabella)

Betting open on which B.C. hospital will deliver the first baby of 2023

B.C. Women’s Hospital holds the best odds, as usual

British Columbians can make bets on which hospital will deliver the first baby of 2023, up until Dec. 31 at 6 a.m. (Credit: Pixabay/christianabella)
Shiean Blackkettle

UPDATE: Missing woman last seen in Vernon found safe and well

RCMP asked for public’s help in finding 28-year-old

Shiean Blackkettle
The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP arrested Brandon Allen Oppenheimer for assault with a weapon and and other charges Thursday night, Aug. 25, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Woman allegedly punched in Vernon elevator for refusing money to stranger

Suspect sought in assault in residential building

The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP arrested Brandon Allen Oppenheimer for assault with a weapon and and other charges Thursday night, Aug. 25, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
The U15 North Zone Kings, comprised of players from Salmon Arm, Revelstoke, Vernon, Sicamous and Winfield, claimed the 2022 Kamloops International Bantam Ice Hockey (KIBIHT) ‘AA’ title during the tournament Dec. 16-20. (Photo contributed)

Shuswap-North Okanagan squad takes top spot in prestigious tourney

U15 AA hockey team made up of players from throughout region, gel for big win in Kamloops

The U15 North Zone Kings, comprised of players from Salmon Arm, Revelstoke, Vernon, Sicamous and Winfield, claimed the 2022 Kamloops International Bantam Ice Hockey (KIBIHT) ‘AA’ title during the tournament Dec. 16-20. (Photo contributed)
Weather causes delays at YLW. (Facebook)

Few disruptions at Kelowna airport; weather could impact more flights

As of 9:45 a.m., there have been five flights delayed and four cancelled

Weather causes delays at YLW. (Facebook)
Water flooding from a Vernon business closes main street Thursday afternoon. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Vernon street reopened after flood

A block of 30th Avenue was closed while crews were on scene

Water flooding from a Vernon business closes main street Thursday afternoon. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
The Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre offers a dazzling array of events and presentations, both local and from around the world.

Burst pipe floods Vernon theatre, cancels show

Performing Arts Centre’s main stage damaged, school Christmas concert moved

The Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre offers a dazzling array of events and presentations, both local and from around the world.
Nature’s Fare Markets’ Tara Berger (left) and Brandon Molzahn (right), present a cheque to Neil S. Thompson (middle) of the Salvation Army Food Bank in Vernon. (Contributed)

Nature’s Fare delivers Christmas food, cash to B.C. food banks

More than 12,000 pounds of food collected, $60,000 in cash donated

Nature’s Fare Markets’ Tara Berger (left) and Brandon Molzahn (right), present a cheque to Neil S. Thompson (middle) of the Salvation Army Food Bank in Vernon. (Contributed)
Dale Babiy

Vernon man wanted by RCMP

Dale Babiy, 29, failed to comply with his probation, twice

Dale Babiy
Jeet Dukhia

Okanagan fruit industry pioneer passes at 74

Jeet Dukhia was first Vernon person ever elected president of B.C. Fruit Growers Association 74

Jeet Dukhia
Highway 97 on Vernon's hospital hill was closed to southbound traffic Tuesday morning due to semi trucks stuck on the road. (Vernon North Okanagan RCMP photo)

UPDATE: Highway cleared of spun-out semi trucks in Vernon

Hospital hill on Highway 97 was closed southbound Tuesday morning

Highway 97 on Vernon's hospital hill was closed to southbound traffic Tuesday morning due to semi trucks stuck on the road. (Vernon North Okanagan RCMP photo)
Krysta Vanderkroft

Not missing: Vernon woman reaches out to newspaper

Krysta Vanderkroft says she is fine

Krysta Vanderkroft
Kaylee Kolinski (left) and her mom Jenn. (Facebook photo)

Vernon family devastated by death of teenage daughter, 2 days after surgery

Lumby student died suddenly from surgery complications

Kaylee Kolinski (left) and her mom Jenn. (Facebook photo)
Johan Friesen

UPDATE: Police release photo of wanted man in Okanagan

29-year-old Johan Friesen has outstanding warrants

Johan Friesen
SilverStar Mountain Resort has had a great season so far, but cold temperatures have closed the backside of the mountain this week. (SilverStar Fecebook photo)

Cold closes backside of Vernon’s ski hill

SilverStar Mountain Resort hovering between -16 and -27

SilverStar Mountain Resort has had a great season so far, but cold temperatures have closed the backside of the mountain this week. (SilverStar Fecebook photo)