Brendan Shykora

A crash between a vehicle and a motorcycle has halted traffic in both directions on Lake Hill Drive in Lake Country Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022. (Jordy Cunningham - Capital News)
A crash between a vehicle and a motorcycle has halted traffic in both directions on Lake Hill Drive in Lake Country Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022. (Jordy Cunningham - Capital News)
A 35-year-old woman has died as the result of a motorcycle crash in the North Okanagan, which took place Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Woman dies in motorcycle crash in the North Okanagan

The crash near Grindrod on Highway 97A took place Friday evening

A 35-year-old woman has died as the result of a motorcycle crash in the North Okanagan, which took place Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Police are searching for missing teen Leah Gabriella Pahlke, who was last seen in Vernon on Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. (Submitted photo)

Police search for missing teen last seen in the North Okanagan

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Leah Pahlke is urged to contact their local RCMP

Police are searching for missing teen Leah Gabriella Pahlke, who was last seen in Vernon on Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. (Submitted photo)
Splatsin Elder and residential school survivor Ethel Thomas (second from left) spoke and gave a prayer to the congregation at the Splatsin Community Centre. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Hundreds march in Enderby to mark National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The names of Splatsin survivors of residential schools were read aloud at the end of the march

Splatsin Elder and residential school survivor Ethel Thomas (second from left) spoke and gave a prayer to the congregation at the Splatsin Community Centre. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Jazmin Robins-Swanson, nine, performed a dance while wearing a traditional dress at Orange Shirt Day at BX Elementary School Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Vernon students join hands for Truth and Reconciliation

BX Elementary School holds Orange Shirt Day in recognition of Canada’s residential school system

Jazmin Robins-Swanson, nine, performed a dance while wearing a traditional dress at Orange Shirt Day at BX Elementary School Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Bats will be on display at Vernon’s Allan Brooks Nature Centre from Oct. 1-29. (J. Saremba photo)

Bat exhibit swooping into North Okanagan nature centre

Bats: Out of the Darkness exhibit will be at the Allan Brooks Nature Centre throughout October

Bats will be on display at Vernon’s Allan Brooks Nature Centre from Oct. 1-29. (J. Saremba photo)
Vernon set a new heat record on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Summer sticking around: Vernon breaks 55-year-old heat record

It was the warmest Sept. 27 on record with a high of 27.3 C

Vernon set a new heat record on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
The RCMP’s Southeast District Major Crime Unit is investigating after a 72-year-old woman was found deceased in Enderby on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police investigate suspicious death of senior in Enderby

A 72-year-old woman was found deceased on Sunday, Sept. 25

The RCMP’s Southeast District Major Crime Unit is investigating after a 72-year-old woman was found deceased in Enderby on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. (Black Press Media file photo)
The precautionary water quality advisory for Westside’s Killiney Beach came to an end Sept. 20, 2022. (Pixabay photo)

Westside water quality advisory comes to an end

The advisory affected approximately 295 Killiney Beach properties

The precautionary water quality advisory for Westside’s Killiney Beach came to an end Sept. 20, 2022. (Pixabay photo)
Vernon-Monashee MLA Harwinder Sandhu presents a proclamation to kick off BC Culture Days in Vernon’s Polson Park Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Vernon kicks off BC Culture Days

Live music and activities in store all day Friday

Vernon-Monashee MLA Harwinder Sandhu presents a proclamation to kick off BC Culture Days in Vernon’s Polson Park Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Cole Derry started his second round of dialysis April 4, 2022. (Cole’s Kidney Journey Facebook photo)

Lumby man’s kidney journey moves forward

Cole Derry has made it home after successful kidney removal surgery in Vancouver

Cole Derry started his second round of dialysis April 4, 2022. (Cole’s Kidney Journey Facebook photo)
A 41-year-old man was found with severe burns in downtown Vernon Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Police search for answers after man found with severe burns in Vernon

The 41-year-old man was taken to hospital and is in stable condition

A 41-year-old man was found with severe burns in downtown Vernon Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
An outbreak of avian flu was confirmed at Spallumcheen’s O’Keefe Ranch on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022. (Historic O’Keefe Ranch/Facebook)

Avian flu outbreak hits North Okanagan’s O’Keefe Ranch

Several birds have died and a section of the ranch has been quarantined

An outbreak of avian flu was confirmed at Spallumcheen’s O’Keefe Ranch on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022. (Historic O’Keefe Ranch/Facebook)
One person has died as a result of a COVID-19 outbreak at a Vernon care home, Interior Health said Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

COVID-19 outbreak at Interior Health care home leads to one death

The outbreak resulted in 12 cases, one hospitalization and one death in Vernon

One person has died as a result of a COVID-19 outbreak at a Vernon care home, Interior Health said Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Accelerate Okanagan is inviting companies to take part in its workforce insights salary and compensation study starting Tuesday, Sept, 13, 2022. (Submitted photo)

Okanagan salaries reveiwed in study

Accelerate Okanagan has launched its workforce insights salary and compensation study

Accelerate Okanagan is inviting companies to take part in its workforce insights salary and compensation study starting Tuesday, Sept, 13, 2022. (Submitted photo)
A job action by transit workers in Vernon and Salmon Arm will see drivers forego wearing their uniforms while handing out pamphlets. (File photo)

Salmon Arm, Vernon transit workers’ job action won’t affect riders, for now

The transit workers will not be wearing uniforms to highlight wage gap, lack of pension

A job action by transit workers in Vernon and Salmon Arm will see drivers forego wearing their uniforms while handing out pamphlets. (File photo)
FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2012 file photo Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II escorted by British Foreign Secretary William Hague, unseen, tours The Foreign and Commonwealth Office during an official visit which is part of her Jubilee celebrations in London. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a rock of stability across much of a turbulent century, has died. She was 96. Buckingham Palace made the announcement in a statement on Thursday Sept. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, Pool, File)

Vernon chamber concerned with B.C. making a holiday for Queen’s funeral

Chamber recommends letting businesses decide whether to to provide day of recognition Sept. 19

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2012 file photo Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II escorted by British Foreign Secretary William Hague, unseen, tours The Foreign and Commonwealth Office during an official visit which is part of her Jubilee celebrations in London. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a rock of stability across much of a turbulent century, has died. She was 96. Buckingham Palace made the announcement in a statement on Thursday Sept. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, Pool, File)
A total of 11 homes were evacuated in the area of Gardom Lake Road and Capri Road, north of Enderby, due to a gas leak that occurred on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022. (CSRD photo)

Homes north of Enderby evacuated due to gas leak

The gas leak was repaired shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday, ending the hours long evacuation

A total of 11 homes were evacuated in the area of Gardom Lake Road and Capri Road, north of Enderby, due to a gas leak that occurred on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022. (CSRD photo)
Keith Chase, 55, was found guilty of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl in 2004 while he was a hockey coach in Vernon. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Crown calls for 2 to 4 years jail for Vernon hockey coach guilty of sexual assault

Keith Chase will hear his sentence Oct. 3 for the offence he committed almost 20 years ago

Keith Chase, 55, was found guilty of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl in 2004 while he was a hockey coach in Vernon. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
The deadline so submit nominations for local municipal elections is 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, 2022. (Unsplash photo)

North Okanagan election candidates step up, some acclaimed

Coldstream, Spallumcheen and Armstrong mayoralty candidates single-handily win seats

The deadline so submit nominations for local municipal elections is 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, 2022. (Unsplash photo)