Vernon

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)
A homeless person is covered in blankets to shield him from the cold. (Black Press Media file photo)

Warming centres opened in Okanagan amid cold snap

Penticton and Vernon have responded to the extreme cold

A homeless person is covered in blankets to shield him from the cold. (Black Press Media file photo)
Beloved Armstrong Grade 1 teacher and Vernon trash collector Helen Sidney with one of her many gifts from admirers at her (soon-to-be) 100th birthday celebration Thursday, Dec. 15, at Vernon’s Schubert Centre. Sidney officially becomes a centenarian Dec. 24. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Famous Okanagan trash collector piles up birthday wishes

Retired teacher Helen Sidney, who picks up garbage on her daily walks on a Vernon road, turns 100

Beloved Armstrong Grade 1 teacher and Vernon trash collector Helen Sidney with one of her many gifts from admirers at her (soon-to-be) 100th birthday celebration Thursday, Dec. 15, at Vernon’s Schubert Centre. Sidney officially becomes a centenarian Dec. 24. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
(Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Christmas Street Lunch serves up hot meals at Vernon church

On top of a full belly, guests also left with a bag of warm clothing and treats

(Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
(Submitted photo)

Okanagan outreach ‘swamped’ trying to help all

All Are Family Outreach hoping to raise $5,000 to get them through first six months of 2023

(Submitted photo)
(Brendan Shykora/ Vernon Morning Star)

2 dogs dead, owners in hospital after house fire in Vernon

Star Road remains closed as the investigation continues

(Brendan Shykora/ Vernon Morning Star)
Mission Dance Company is bringing its annual Nutcracker performance to stages in Kelowna, Vernon and Penticton in December 2022. (Submitted photo)

Nutcracker graces Okanagan stages

Mission Dance Company is bringing its annual Nutcracker performance to Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon

Mission Dance Company is bringing its annual Nutcracker performance to stages in Kelowna, Vernon and Penticton in December 2022. (Submitted photo)
Highway 6 between Middleton Way and Grey Road is closed due to a serious vehicle incident. (Google Maps)

Life-threatening injuries in Highway 6 crash near Vernon

Several serious crashes cause call for safer driving

Highway 6 between Middleton Way and Grey Road is closed due to a serious vehicle incident. (Google Maps)
An advanced life support unit was moved from Vernon to Salmon Arm in September 2022. (File photo)

Advanced paramedic unit moved from Vernon to Salmon Arm

‘Both Salmon Arm and Vernon absolutely warrant an advanced life support unit,’ says paramedics union president

An advanced life support unit was moved from Vernon to Salmon Arm in September 2022. (File photo)
OKIB councillor Alan Louis, RDNO vice chair Amanda Shatzko, Vernon-Monashee MLA Harwinder Sandhu and Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming were present at the BC Winter Games torch lighting at SilverStar Mountain Resort Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

BC Winter Games torch lit at Vernon’s SilverStar Mountain

25 athletes formed a torch lighting parade down the mountain Saturday

OKIB councillor Alan Louis, RDNO vice chair Amanda Shatzko, Vernon-Monashee MLA Harwinder Sandhu and Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming were present at the BC Winter Games torch lighting at SilverStar Mountain Resort Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
The driver of this El Camino was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after hitting a snowbank off Highway 97 at Birnie Road south of Vernon Sunday, Dec. 11, shortly before 3 p.m. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Driver OK after crashing El Camino on Highway 97 near Vernon

Driver of an El Camino slid off Highway 97 and into ditch at Birnie Road shortly before 3 p.m.

The driver of this El Camino was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after hitting a snowbank off Highway 97 at Birnie Road south of Vernon Sunday, Dec. 11, shortly before 3 p.m. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Shiean Blackkettle

Missing woman last seen in Vernon one week ago

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

Shiean Blackkettle
A child with the flu can have hallucinations, but be assured these episodes can be brief and don’t require treatment, says Dr. Kathryn MacKinlay, a Pediatrician in Vernon. (Interior Heath)

This year’s flu causing hallucinations among children: Vernon pediatrician

Her daughter started experiencing hallucinations the morning after a feverish night

A child with the flu can have hallucinations, but be assured these episodes can be brief and don’t require treatment, says Dr. Kathryn MacKinlay, a Pediatrician in Vernon. (Interior Heath)
As they did in 2018, tipping off the 25th annual event, the Vernon Panthers (white) will face the Kelowna Christian School Knights in the opening game of the 2022 Pit Classic senior girls basketball tournament Friday, Dec. 9, at 10 a.m. at VSS. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon Panthers host Okanagan at classic

Senior girls basketball team hosts Kelowna, Penticton, Salmon Arm, Kamloops

As they did in 2018, tipping off the 25th annual event, the Vernon Panthers (white) will face the Kelowna Christian School Knights in the opening game of the 2022 Pit Classic senior girls basketball tournament Friday, Dec. 9, at 10 a.m. at VSS. (Morning Star - file photo)
Tyler James Quinn

UPDATE: Missing man last seen in Vernon found safe

RCMP thank public for help in locating 30 year old

Tyler James Quinn
Kelowna campus, left to right: Aaron Gregory, award donor; Devin Rubadeau, chair, Business Administration program, Okanagan College; Annika Kirk, Okanagan College student, featured speaker and award recipient. (Submitted)

Almost $500,000 in awards handed out to Okanagan College students last month

Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon students all benefited

Kelowna campus, left to right: Aaron Gregory, award donor; Devin Rubadeau, chair, Business Administration program, Okanagan College; Annika Kirk, Okanagan College student, featured speaker and award recipient. (Submitted)
The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra (OSO) is bringing holiday joy around the Okanagan from Dec. 16-18. (Okanagan Symphony Orchestra/Facebook)

Okanagan Symphony Orchestra bringing holiday joy around the Okanagan

The symphony is making stops in Kelowna, Penticton, and Vernon

The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra (OSO) is bringing holiday joy around the Okanagan from Dec. 16-18. (Okanagan Symphony Orchestra/Facebook)
Candesca performs at the Vernon Community Music School Sunday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. (Contributed)

Kelowna’s Candesca brings Christmas concert to Vernon

Award-winning vocal ensemble brings holiday tunes to town

Candesca performs at the Vernon Community Music School Sunday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. (Contributed)
A kitten crawled inside the engine compartment of a firetruck at a crash Nov. 27 and was discovered back at the firehall. (City of Vernon photo)

Firetruck-riding Vernon cat up for adoption soon

Feline fine after fur-raising ride in engine compartment

A kitten crawled inside the engine compartment of a firetruck at a crash Nov. 27 and was discovered back at the firehall. (City of Vernon photo)
(Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Vernon Band beats to third generation drum

Girls Trumpet Band is in its 75th year with new drum major

(Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)