Brieanna Charlebois

Cyclists finish North America trip to highlight Ukraine struggle

Cyclists finish North America trip to highlight Ukraine struggle

The 10,000 bike ride raised over $10,000 for victims of the war in Ukraine.

Cyclists finish North America trip to highlight Ukraine struggle
Vernon club hosts BMX Nationals

Vernon club hosts BMX Nationals

Pros and Amateurs, ages 2-79, are taking part at the three-day event at Ranger Park.

Vernon club hosts BMX Nationals
Enrique Quesada, Manager of Vernon Modern Purair franchise, shows off the difference between a new filter and a one-month-old filter that had been exposed to Okanagan smoky skies. (Brieanna Charlebois/Morning Star)

HVAC system filters choked by smoke

Local experts said health risks associated haven’t disappeared now that the smoke has.

Enrique Quesada, Manager of Vernon Modern Purair franchise, shows off the difference between a new filter and a one-month-old filter that had been exposed to Okanagan smoky skies. (Brieanna Charlebois/Morning Star)
Fundraiser succeeds in bringing wagons to Vernon’s homeless

Fundraiser succeeds in bringing wagons to Vernon’s homeless

‘I basically just started the gofundme off of a whim and thought, well let’s just see what happens.’

Fundraiser succeeds in bringing wagons to Vernon’s homeless
Unlucky Vernon pooch needs surgery help

Unlucky Vernon pooch needs surgery help

Life is pretty “ruff” for Odin, a four-year-old Bernese Mountain Dog from Vernon.

Unlucky Vernon pooch needs surgery help
Larry Ricketts is a former undercover RCMP officer who uses his own experiences to write a realistic debut novel. (Photo contributed)

B.C. writer, former undercover officer, pens novel based on experiences

Lawrence Ricketts released his debut novel The Third Law in June.

Larry Ricketts is a former undercover RCMP officer who uses his own experiences to write a realistic debut novel. (Photo contributed)
Vernon mayoral candidate Darrin Taylor.

B.C. mayoral candidate takes heat for old ‘nazi’ comment

Vernon mayoral candidate Darrin Taylor took some heat of his own this week.

Vernon mayoral candidate Darrin Taylor.
Eleanor Wilmot, 66, was biking when she was struck by a truck. (Brieanna Charlebois/Morning Star)

B.C. woman praises helmet after truck runs over her head

“Wearing a helmet saved my life.”

Eleanor Wilmot, 66, was biking when she was struck by a truck. (Brieanna Charlebois/Morning Star)
Lyle O’Sullivan will be collecting needles every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. - noon on the 2800 block of 34th St. (Brieanna Charlebois/Morning Star)

Needle buy-back initiative launched by Vernon citizen

Hoping to aid in the ongoing problem, Lyle O’Sullivan decided to take action after noticing an increase in used needles throughout the community.

Lyle O’Sullivan will be collecting needles every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. - noon on the 2800 block of 34th St. (Brieanna Charlebois/Morning Star)
Wildfires converge near Mabel Lake in Lumby

Wildfires converge near Mabel Lake in Lumby

Area restrictions expanded in Lumby and Cherryville

Wildfires converge near Mabel Lake in Lumby
Okanagan woman wins titles, advocates against bullying

Okanagan woman wins titles, advocates against bullying

Vernon woman wins International pageant title and uses platform to raise awareness for anti-bullying

Okanagan woman wins titles, advocates against bullying
The Perseids meteor shower is expected to reach its peak this Saturday and Sunday night. (File photo)

Spectacular meteor show expected

This Saturday and Sunday, more than 100 meteors can be seen per hour.

The Perseids meteor shower is expected to reach its peak this Saturday and Sunday night. (File photo)
Okanagan Crisis Hotline calls for volunteers

Okanagan Crisis Hotline calls for volunteers

The program is hoping for 12 new volunteers for October training program.

Okanagan Crisis Hotline calls for volunteers
James Leigh drove a Royal Enfield 500 classic motorcycle up the eastern coast of Vietnam and into China. (Photo contributed)

B.C. adventurer takes two wheels through Vietnam, China

B.C.’s James Leigh spent six weeks travelling on some of the most dangerous roads in the world.

James Leigh drove a Royal Enfield 500 classic motorcycle up the eastern coast of Vietnam and into China. (Photo contributed)
Sareena Sharma-Nickoli owns and operates Soul Studio in Vernon. (Photo contributed: Carousel Studios)

North Okanagan fitness specialist ranked top five in Canada

Sareena Sharma-Nickoli runs Soul Studio in Vernon.

Sareena Sharma-Nickoli owns and operates Soul Studio in Vernon. (Photo contributed: Carousel Studios)
UPDATE: Monte Lake fire grows to 60 hectares

UPDATE: Monte Lake fire grows to 60 hectares

It is one of seven fires of note in the area.

UPDATE: Monte Lake fire grows to 60 hectares
The BC Wildfire service reported the fire last night.

UPDATE: Sugar Mountain fire grown

BC Wildfire said this fire has since grown to about 170 hectares in size and is now considered a “fire of note”

The BC Wildfire service reported the fire last night.
Hiroshima survivor living in B.C. recounts bombing, 73 years later

Hiroshima survivor living in B.C. recounts bombing, 73 years later

Baek Byung Soon was just eight when the bomb hit Japan and is one of the only known survivors living in Canada today.

Hiroshima survivor living in B.C. recounts bombing, 73 years later
(B.C. Wildfire Service photo)

UPDATE: Sugar Mountain fire sparked

BC Wildfire identified the small fire late Tuesday.

(B.C. Wildfire Service photo)
Tim Edwards and his wife Shawneen Creesuga Foureyes came across a racist sign posted next to the Starlight Drive-In in Enderby and decided to launch an anti-racism walk Saturday, July 28. (Shawneen Creesuga Foureyes photo)

Enderby anti-racism walk deemed a success by organizer

Tim Edwards organized the walk at the Splatsin Community Centre after seeing a racist sign near the Starlight Drive-In

Tim Edwards and his wife Shawneen Creesuga Foureyes came across a racist sign posted next to the Starlight Drive-In in Enderby and decided to launch an anti-racism walk Saturday, July 28. (Shawneen Creesuga Foureyes photo)