Jennifer Smith

DriveBC

Highway closed between Monte Lake and Westwold

Obstruction has road blocked according to DriveBC

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The long-standing trees in Lakeview Park around the Peanut Pool are coming down to make way for the new pool and spray park. (Morning Star file photo)

Aging Vernon park trees cut down

Elms at Lakeview to be replaced, after construction of new peanut pool

The long-standing trees in Lakeview Park around the Peanut Pool are coming down to make way for the new pool and spray park. (Morning Star file photo)
(Photo - @sportsnet/Twitter)

UPDATE: Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil owns the court in Vancouver

Local wins first round match against Felipe Meligeni Alves of Brazil

(Photo - @sportsnet/Twitter)
Temporary encampments around town have prompted politicians to look at a designated space for the homeless to set up their tents and RVs. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star file)

Homeless campsite sought for Vernon’s most vulnerable

Overnight space needed with city’s .7 per cent vacancy rate

Temporary encampments around town have prompted politicians to look at a designated space for the homeless to set up their tents and RVs. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star file)
‘When I was at work on Thursday pretty much every member in town was at a mental health call.’ (File photo)

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP needs help with mental health calls

‘The police shouldn’t be the people always responding to these’

‘When I was at work on Thursday pretty much every member in town was at a mental health call.’ (File photo)
BX-Swan Lake Fire Department (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Vernon fire sparked by lawnmower blade

The blaze was contained by the farmer until firefighters arrived

BX-Swan Lake Fire Department (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Rory McDonald has been missing since May 2021 and RCMP suspect foul play in his disappearance. (Contributed)

Criminality suspected in case of missing Vernon man

RCMP again appealing to public following May 2021 disappearance

Rory McDonald has been missing since May 2021 and RCMP suspect foul play in his disappearance. (Contributed)
An electrical storm passed over Fernie on the night of July 23. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

UPDATE: Power restored following storm in North Okanagan

Thousands of Vernon and Armstrong residents affected

An electrical storm passed over Fernie on the night of July 23. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
(Michael Potestio/Kamloops This Week)

UPDATE: Body found in Thompson River in Kamloops confirmed to be Vernon man

Police and coroner working to identify; Vernon doctor drowned 12 days earlier

(Michael Potestio/Kamloops This Week)
A mural featuring a scoreboard and a great blue heron is being created on The Roster. (Lacey & Layla Art rendering)

Vernon business mural gains support

97% thinks the city should approve heron mural at The Roster

A mural featuring a scoreboard and a great blue heron is being created on The Roster. (Lacey & Layla Art rendering)
The IIO B.C. is seeking witnesses after woman complained her leg was injured by Nanaimo RCMP officers while she was being apprehended in mid March. (File Photo)

RCMP cleared of wrongdoing in death of Vernon man

Independent Investigations Office concludes investigation into April file

The IIO B.C. is seeking witnesses after woman complained her leg was injured by Nanaimo RCMP officers while she was being apprehended in mid March. (File Photo)
The walk-in clinic at Vernon's Superstore is struggling to find doctors to work and therefore is faced with temporary closures. (Google Maps image)

Doctor shortage forces Vernon walk-in clinic closures

Clinic in the Superstore will be closed Aug. 12-22, 2022

The walk-in clinic at Vernon's Superstore is struggling to find doctors to work and therefore is faced with temporary closures. (Google Maps image)
Vernon and Penticton Search and Rescue teams helped an injured hiker out of the Monashee Mountains Tuesday, Aug. 9. (VSAR photo)

Okanagan searchers team up to rescue injured hiker

Father and daughter in Monashee Mountain thankfully had Garmin InReach

Vernon and Penticton Search and Rescue teams helped an injured hiker out of the Monashee Mountains Tuesday, Aug. 9. (VSAR photo)
Raincity, a funk-rock band based out of East Vancouver, plays Caravan Farm Theatre Aug. 17. (Raincity photo)

Musicians make Okanagan Road Trip

Route97 Cultural Development Society brings bands to Vernon, Penticton and Oliver

Raincity, a funk-rock band based out of East Vancouver, plays Caravan Farm Theatre Aug. 17. (Raincity photo)
A Surrey RCMP vehicle is seen on the site of a car crash in 2020. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Driver sought in Vernon pedestrian hit and run

47-year-old taken to hospital with serious injuries

A Surrey RCMP vehicle is seen on the site of a car crash in 2020. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Michael Mthandazo drowned saving his son from the Thompson River July 30. (GoFundMe photo)

Fundraiser started for family of Vernon doctor who drowned in Kamloops

Colleague initiates GoFundMe while search for man’s body continues

Michael Mthandazo drowned saving his son from the Thompson River July 30. (GoFundMe photo)
Nectaring mosquito pollinating an oxeye daisy. (Contributed)

Okanagan Nature Nut: What good are mosquitos?

Vernon-based outdoor enthusiast reveals the secret lives of these tiny pollinators

Nectaring mosquito pollinating an oxeye daisy. (Contributed)
Vernon Pride Committee members are eager to celebrate Pride Week with the community Aug. 8-14. (Contributed)

Pride Week inclusion to shine in Vernon

2SLGBTQIA+ community celebrate with events, flag raising, march and more

Vernon Pride Committee members are eager to celebrate Pride Week with the community Aug. 8-14. (Contributed)
A man drowned in the Thompson River in Kamloops on McArthur Island. (Google images photo by Allen Bigg)

Vernon man suspected drowning victim in Kamloops

Long-weekend incident on Thompson River at McArthur Island

A man drowned in the Thompson River in Kamloops on McArthur Island. (Google images photo by Allen Bigg)
Coroner Andy Watson confirmed the death of a man in Chemainus Monday night.

Lake Country woman dies following Enderby RV fire

Blaze put out by Good Samaritans who also provided first aid to occupant

Coroner Andy Watson confirmed the death of a man in Chemainus Monday night.