Brieanna Charlebois

Residents escaped a house fire early Tuesday morning near Falkland. (Brieanna Charlebois/Morning Star)

Residents and cat escape North Okanagan home fire

BREAKING NEWS: House and two vehicles ablaze in field off Highway 97

Residents escaped a house fire early Tuesday morning near Falkland. (Brieanna Charlebois/Morning Star)
Vipers surprised with welcome home after crucial win. (Brieanna Charlebois - Morning Star)

Vernon Vipers surprised with welcome home

Cheers, cowbells, horns, whistles and even a trumpet rang out when the team bus arrive home after securing their spot to play in the Fred Page Cup championship.

Vipers surprised with welcome home after crucial win. (Brieanna Charlebois - Morning Star)
CounterPunch boxing. (Photo contributed - David Ross)

Vernon boxing club caters to Parkinson’s patients

CounterPunch Boxing Club takes place Monday and Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. at IRON HEART GYM.

CounterPunch boxing. (Photo contributed - David Ross)
Snake den found in Vernon was posted to Vernon Rant & Rave Facebook page April 2. (Photo credit: Marianne Roy)

Snake den startles Okanagan woman

“They start denning up in the fall and they habitually go to one den site and they appear again in the spring.”

Snake den found in Vernon was posted to Vernon Rant & Rave Facebook page April 2. (Photo credit: Marianne Roy)
Vernon armed robbery suspect arrested in Enderby

Vernon armed robbery suspect arrested in Enderby

South East District Emergency Response Team assisted in arrest of suspect in the armed robbery of a Vernon business Tuesday, April 2.

Vernon armed robbery suspect arrested in Enderby
Okanagan man honoured with ALS Award

Okanagan man honoured with ALS Award

“I am delighted to have been able to help raise awareness for ALS as well as the ALS Society.”

Okanagan man honoured with ALS Award
Jeremy Sorokovsky built his motorized bike from scratch. (Photo contributed)

Okanagan teen builds motorized bike

All the parts used to build the motor obtained at the local landfill and carefully assembled by the 17-year-old

Jeremy Sorokovsky built his motorized bike from scratch. (Photo contributed)
Donation presented to Patricia Thibault, Abbeyfield Vernon House Coordinator, by Ken Earl, Armstrong Regional Cooperative Board of Directors. (Photo submitted)

Vernon Abbeyfield House recieves donation after flooding

Armstrong Regional Cooperative donated $1,500 last month to help with the BX Creek Bank Stabilization project.

Donation presented to Patricia Thibault, Abbeyfield Vernon House Coordinator, by Ken Earl, Armstrong Regional Cooperative Board of Directors. (Photo submitted)
The Smokanagan, Part two: Physical health effects

The Smokanagan, Part two: Physical health effects

“Smoke is much more dangerous than dust, no question.”

The Smokanagan, Part two: Physical health effects
Rent a chicken. (Photo contributed)

Want a chicken? Kamloops farm offers egg-citing opportunity

Rent chickens for farm fresh eggs without the commitment; free delivery offered for Kelowna and Vernon.

Rent a chicken. (Photo contributed)
Wildfire smoke. (Image Credit: Vashti Ohashi)

The Smokanagan, Part One: How wildfire smoke affects children

Vernon woman’s call for action: “We need to adapt to the environment.”

Wildfire smoke. (Image Credit: Vashti Ohashi)
Safari Jeff visits Vernon (Brieanna Charlebois - Morning Star)

Safari Jeff visits Okanagan

The reptile show embarked on its North America tour earlier this month.

Safari Jeff visits Vernon (Brieanna Charlebois - Morning Star)
Okanagan Bench Road reopened. (Brieanna Charlebois - Morning Star)

Vernon road reopened again after landslide

A geotechnical engineer was on site Friday and has advised that the roadway is now safe to travel.

Okanagan Bench Road reopened. (Brieanna Charlebois - Morning Star)
Photo of stripped truck posted to Vernon Rant and Rave March 26. (Photo contributed - Len McKay)

POLL: Does crime increase as temperatures rise?

Recent posts to Okangan Facebook forums may suggest a spike in crime now that warmer weather has returned

Photo of stripped truck posted to Vernon Rant and Rave March 26. (Photo contributed - Len McKay)
Cycling is a primary focus for Tourism Vernon. (NOCS photo)

Cycling as an Okanagan community in focus for Vernon Tourism

“Now, Tourism Vernon is, not only looking at our partners, but with our neighbouring cities to get people to make a multi-destination visit around the Okanagan.”

Cycling is a primary focus for Tourism Vernon. (NOCS photo)
The City of Vernon held a public hearing last Monday to consider changes to its regulations to allow for urban beekeeping in backyards. (Contributed)

Urban backyard beekeeping creating a buzz in Okanagan

The proposed bylaw updates would allow for small scale hobby beekeeping of up to two or four beehives on most properties.

The City of Vernon held a public hearing last Monday to consider changes to its regulations to allow for urban beekeeping in backyards. (Contributed)
Our Place is Vernon’s newest permanent shelter for the homeless. (Brieanna Charlebois - Morning Star)

New, permanent shelter replaces aging Okanagan building

Our Place will be open 24 hours a day in Vernon

Our Place is Vernon’s newest permanent shelter for the homeless. (Brieanna Charlebois - Morning Star)
(Black Press Media photo)

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: A mix of sun and cloud, potential showers

Environment Canada predicts showers today will go away to allow for sun later in the week.

(Black Press Media photo)
Vernon resident Dawn Whelpley to open Sewing Studio next month. (Brieanna Charlebois - Morning Star)

Okanagan woman launches sewing studio

“I know there’s a lot of people up and down the valley that would love to sew.”

Vernon resident Dawn Whelpley to open Sewing Studio next month. (Brieanna Charlebois - Morning Star)
Okanagan Bench Road is again closed following landslide. (Brieanna Charlebois - Morning Star)

Vernon road closed again following landslide

The road that was reopened Thursday morning was closed again Friday following geotechnical engineer report.

Okanagan Bench Road is again closed following landslide. (Brieanna Charlebois - Morning Star)