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Cty and Colour singer Dallas Green brings a solo tour to Vernon Nov. 18. (City and Colour photo)

City and Colour solo tour comes to Okanagan

Tickets for singer Dallas Green’s show on sale Friday, July 16

Cty and Colour singer Dallas Green brings a solo tour to Vernon Nov. 18. (City and Colour photo)
The Grey Canal trail in Coldstream is closed due to wildfires in the area. (RDNO map)

Becker wildfire closes North Okanagan trail

Grey Canal section near Galiano closed due to fire east of Vernon

The Grey Canal trail in Coldstream is closed due to wildfires in the area. (RDNO map)
A fire north of Sugar Lake, pictured Sunday, July 11, remains out of control. (Susie Catt photo)

Cherryville, Lumby, Lavington fire update

Blazes burning near Mabel (Baird) and Sugar lakes

A fire north of Sugar Lake, pictured Sunday, July 11, remains out of control. (Susie Catt photo)
The Armstrong Spallumcheen Fire Department went out of their way (and out of their jurisdiction) to douse a house fire in an unprotected area early Sunday morning. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

North Okanagan firefighters go out of their way to douse house fire

Trailer destroyed, could have been ‘catastrophic’

The Armstrong Spallumcheen Fire Department went out of their way (and out of their jurisdiction) to douse a house fire in an unprotected area early Sunday morning. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
A plane drops retardant on the Becker Lake fire in Vernon, above Pottery Road, Saturday, July 10. (Tyler Martin/Instagram tylermartinphoto)

Evacuation alert lifted for Vernon area residents

Firefighting crews have a handle on Becker Lake fire sparked Saturday

A plane drops retardant on the Becker Lake fire in Vernon, above Pottery Road, Saturday, July 10. (Tyler Martin/Instagram tylermartinphoto)
A helicopter is actioning a fire in the hills above BX-Swan Lake Monday afternoon. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Fire sparked north of Vernon

Air tankers are actioning the blaze, in the hills above BX

A helicopter is actioning a fire in the hills above BX-Swan Lake Monday afternoon. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
A two-vehicle crash is causing some minor delays on Highway 97 in Vernon Monday around 1:30 p.m. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Crash causing some traffic delays on Highway 97 in Vernon

Emergency crews on scene at minor incident near KFC

A two-vehicle crash is causing some minor delays on Highway 97 in Vernon Monday around 1:30 p.m. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Former Lake Country deputy chief administrative officer Alberto De Feo is no longer associated with the municipality, the district announced in a one-line news release Friday, July 2. (Black Press file photo)

Former Lake Country CAO had a $7,000 raise last year

Chief administrative officer top paid employee, again

Former Lake Country deputy chief administrative officer Alberto De Feo is no longer associated with the municipality, the district announced in a one-line news release Friday, July 2. (Black Press file photo)
Mission Road in Vernon will be closed for repairs starting at 8 p.m. Friday, May 28, 2021. The work to repair a irrigation water main break is expected to last six to eight hours and the road will reopen Sunday morning. (File photo)

Three-day road closure for Vernon avenue

39th Avenue closure required for utility work

Mission Road in Vernon will be closed for repairs starting at 8 p.m. Friday, May 28, 2021. The work to repair a irrigation water main break is expected to last six to eight hours and the road will reopen Sunday morning. (File photo)
Morning Star reporter Jennifer Smith gave blood for her first time at the beginning of the pandemic, and is urging others to join her in giving life and saving lives. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Blood donors needed in Okanagan, everywhere

Upcoming clinics have openings as summer boosts demand

Morning Star reporter Jennifer Smith gave blood for her first time at the beginning of the pandemic, and is urging others to join her in giving life and saving lives. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Cali Hofer has been missing since Wednesday, July 7. (Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP photo)

Young Vernon woman missing

Cali Hofer last seen Wednesday, July 7

Cali Hofer has been missing since Wednesday, July 7. (Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP photo)
A small fire sparked on the Westside July 8 was mopped up by crews the next day. (BC Wildfire Service map)

Westside fire sparked while crews watch for more from lightning

One of the Mabel Lake blazes is now out

A small fire sparked on the Westside July 8 was mopped up by crews the next day. (BC Wildfire Service map)
Darla Smith, 11, gets her first COVID-19 vaccination at the Vernon Rec Centre recently. Children born in 2009 are eligible to be vaccinated. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

SilverStar Mountain Resort hosts COVID-19 vaccine clinic

Guests, residents and staff welcome to drop-in clinic

Darla Smith, 11, gets her first COVID-19 vaccination at the Vernon Rec Centre recently. Children born in 2009 are eligible to be vaccinated. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
fire metrocreative

Emergency funds flow for Thompson-Okanagan communities

EOC centres in Vernon, Lumby, Sicamous, First Nations backed with funds

fire metrocreative
Star indicates the current water storage level in the combined Haddo, Grizzly, and Aberdeen reservoirs that compose the Duteau Creek Reservoir System. (Greater Vernon Water graph)

Vernon, Coldstream tightens taps on water use

Stage 1 restrictions in place for Greater Vernon as levels are below normal

Star indicates the current water storage level in the combined Haddo, Grizzly, and Aberdeen reservoirs that compose the Duteau Creek Reservoir System. (Greater Vernon Water graph)
Sprinklers are on mid-day at Polson Park amid a heat wave that has temperatures floating into the mid-40s. (Jennifer Smith - Vernon Morning Star)

North Okanagan tightens taps on water use

Stage 1 restrictions in place for Greater Vernon as levels are below normal

Sprinklers are on mid-day at Polson Park amid a heat wave that has temperatures floating into the mid-40s. (Jennifer Smith - Vernon Morning Star)
Soldiers crawling through a trench filled with mud and water at the Canadian Battle Drill School at the Coldstream Ranch. In the background, instructors watch over the proceedings. (1944 GVMA #11805)

Field trips dig into North Okanagan history

Museum hosting summer events at historically-significant locations

Soldiers crawling through a trench filled with mud and water at the Canadian Battle Drill School at the Coldstream Ranch. In the background, instructors watch over the proceedings. (1944 GVMA #11805)
Rex sniffs around the remains of grass fire sparked in Armstrong July 7, suspected to be caused by someone driving by and discarding a cigarette butt. (Clint Attfield photo)

Cigarette butt suspected in Armstrong grass fire

Neighbours caught the blaze in time and doused it with hoses

Rex sniffs around the remains of grass fire sparked in Armstrong July 7, suspected to be caused by someone driving by and discarding a cigarette butt. (Clint Attfield photo)
(Jennifer Smith - Vernon Morning Star)

Two vehicles crash into Indian restaurant at Vernon’s 43rd Street

Traffic is blocked on 43rd Street down to a single lane

(Jennifer Smith - Vernon Morning Star)
Good Samaritans buck up a willow tree that fell across Lakeshore Road in Vernon Wednesday afternoon. (Kimmy LJ photo)

Windstorm knocking down North Okanagan trees, power lines

Several reports of wires down in Vernon and Armstrong

Good Samaritans buck up a willow tree that fell across Lakeshore Road in Vernon Wednesday afternoon. (Kimmy LJ photo)