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BC Wildfire: Two new fires sparked in Kamloops Fire Centre

BC Wildfire: Two new fires sparked in Kamloops Fire Centre

Both fires are 0.01 hectares in size, with one northeast of Merritt and the other near Monte Lake

BC Wildfire: Two new fires sparked in Kamloops Fire Centre
Nathan Fisher’s spirits are high after he was caught in an avalanche at SilverStar Mountain Resort March 20. (Photo submitted)

‘Believe in miracles’: Man caught in SilverStar avalanche has amazing outlook on life

The outpouring of community support has aided Fisher’s road to recovery

Nathan Fisher’s spirits are high after he was caught in an avalanche at SilverStar Mountain Resort March 20. (Photo submitted)
A late night barrel and pallet fire is being treated as suspicious, a fire official said. (Parker Crook - Morning Star)

Suspicious pallet fire doused

Vernon Fire Rescue Services extinguished the small fire within minutes of arriving on the scene

A late night barrel and pallet fire is being treated as suspicious, a fire official said. (Parker Crook - Morning Star)
UPDATE: Grass fire near Vernon ‘well under control’

UPDATE: Grass fire near Vernon ‘well under control’

Fire near L&A, McLennan Road was estimated to be 100 metres by 100 metres in size

UPDATE: Grass fire near Vernon ‘well under control’
Police said the incident, known as skitching, could have had fatal consequences. (File photo)

‘It would have killed him’: Teen cyclist avoids injury after hitching a ride on semi

Vernon police said the incident, known as skitching, could have had fatal consequences

Police said the incident, known as skitching, could have had fatal consequences. (File photo)
The BC SPCA is executing a warrant at an Irish Creek Road property. (Facebook)

Animals seized again from North Okanagan property

Animals to be seized not yet confirmed

The BC SPCA is executing a warrant at an Irish Creek Road property. (Facebook)
Rain pummels a tarp overtop a restaurant in Banaue, Philippines. (Parker Crook - Morning Star)

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: Rainy days ahead

Rain in the forecast until Wednesday

Rain pummels a tarp overtop a restaurant in Banaue, Philippines. (Parker Crook - Morning Star)
A GoFundMe campaign for Nathan Fisher, the man who was injured in an avalanche at SilverStar Wednesday, March 20, quickly exceeded its $15,000 fundraising target. (GoFundMe image)

Fundraising campaign launched for man caught in SilverStar avalanche

In only two days, the GoFundMe surpassed its $15,000 goal

A GoFundMe campaign for Nathan Fisher, the man who was injured in an avalanche at SilverStar Wednesday, March 20, quickly exceeded its $15,000 fundraising target. (GoFundMe image)
A man has been airlifted to the hospital after an isothermal avalanche at SilverStar March 20. (Photo contributed)

UPDATE: Avalanche consultants investigating SilverStar incidents

A man has been sent to hospital after an isothermal avalanche at SilverStar March 20

A man has been airlifted to the hospital after an isothermal avalanche at SilverStar March 20. (Photo contributed)
MQN’s Nadine Witt, Mark Anderson, Brian Quiring, Dorothy Quiring, Dora Anderson, Darren Witt, Bruce Young and Deb Young were in Vancouver for the 2019 Georgie Awards. (Photo submitted)

MQN brings Georgie gold home to Okanagan

Vernon architecture and design firm top five finalist in five separate categories

MQN’s Nadine Witt, Mark Anderson, Brian Quiring, Dorothy Quiring, Dora Anderson, Darren Witt, Bruce Young and Deb Young were in Vancouver for the 2019 Georgie Awards. (Photo submitted)
The Crown entered a stay of proceedings in the charges against Joseph Vance Caron in Vernon Law Courts Monday, March 11. (Google photo)

Stay of proceedings in Okanagan sexual assault trial

The Crown has entered a stay of proceedings in the charges against Joseph Vance Caron

The Crown entered a stay of proceedings in the charges against Joseph Vance Caron in Vernon Law Courts Monday, March 11. (Google photo)
An RCMP ERT vehicle rolled along 52 Avenue in Langley City. A similar ERT vehicle was spotted in Lumby Saturday, March 9. (Black Press file photo)

Police emergency response team dispatched to Okanagan town

The team was in Lumby Saturday, March 9 to arrest a man

An RCMP ERT vehicle rolled along 52 Avenue in Langley City. A similar ERT vehicle was spotted in Lumby Saturday, March 9. (Black Press file photo)
Wade Appell pleaded guilty to one count of possession for the purpose of trafficking in Vernon Supreme Court Monday, March 11. (Black Press file photo)

Guilty plea entered on fentanyl trafficking charge in Okanagan city

Wade Appell pleaded guilty to one count of possession for the purpose of trafficking

Wade Appell pleaded guilty to one count of possession for the purpose of trafficking in Vernon Supreme Court Monday, March 11. (Black Press file photo)
Okanagan gymnastics coach sentenced for possession of ‘obscene material’

Okanagan gymnastics coach sentenced for possession of ‘obscene material’

Chad McDowell previously faced three counts related to child pornography

Okanagan gymnastics coach sentenced for possession of ‘obscene material’
Smoke billows from a home on Kalamalka Road in Coldstream as firefighters work to knock down the blaze Monday, Feb. 4. (Roger Knox/Morning Star)

‘These moments left us in awe’: Okanagan family grateful for support after fire destroys home

A family of five is indebted to the community for their outpouring of support

Smoke billows from a home on Kalamalka Road in Coldstream as firefighters work to knock down the blaze Monday, Feb. 4. (Roger Knox/Morning Star)
Vernon Search and Rescue, along with the RCMP, are looking for two missing snowmobilers. (File photo)

UPDATE: Two snowmobilers missing in North Okanagan found safe

Snowmobilers failed to return home Monday from the Bouleau Lake area

Vernon Search and Rescue, along with the RCMP, are looking for two missing snowmobilers. (File photo)
More than 30 bands are on hook for the 11th annual Armstrong Metal Fest July 12-13. (Morning Star file photo)

Headbanging lineup announced for 2019 Armstrong Metal Fest

The festival is celebrating its 11th anniversary July 12-13

More than 30 bands are on hook for the 11th annual Armstrong Metal Fest July 12-13. (Morning Star file photo)
‘We’re all in this together’: Okanagan yoga studio initiative warms those in need

‘We’re all in this together’: Okanagan yoga studio initiative warms those in need

Through donations, The Yoga Studio offers free coats to Vernon’s cold

‘We’re all in this together’: Okanagan yoga studio initiative warms those in need
No gas in Okanagan town as lone station closed for renovations

No gas in Okanagan town as lone station closed for renovations

Falkland’s Petro Canada will remain closed for renovations until March 1

No gas in Okanagan town as lone station closed for renovations
UPDATE: One dead after crash on Highway 97A near Armstrong

UPDATE: One dead after crash on Highway 97A near Armstrong

Police have confirmed that one person is dead following an accident on Highway 97A Friday

UPDATE: One dead after crash on Highway 97A near Armstrong