Caitlin Clow

A helicopter buckets water from Swan Lake Monday afternoon as it attacks a fire in the hills above BX. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Spallumcheen wildfire contained around 1 hectare

Tactical evacuation alert lifted, fire crews remain on scene

A helicopter buckets water from Swan Lake Monday afternoon as it attacks a fire in the hills above BX. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Two Okanagan Restoration Service employees snuffed a small blaze burning along Highway 97A in Spallumcheen Monday, July 12, 2021. (Okanagan Restoration Services Ltd. - Facebook)

Good Samaritans douse grass fire along North Okanagan highway

Okanagan Restoration Service staff turned temporary firefighters jump into action after spotting blaze

Two Okanagan Restoration Service employees snuffed a small blaze burning along Highway 97A in Spallumcheen Monday, July 12, 2021. (Okanagan Restoration Services Ltd. - Facebook)
RCMP are looking for information on an alleged shooting attempt near an elementary school in Smithers March 10. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

Gun with silencer, drugs seized from pair of Vernon homes, 2 arrested

Two men in their 20s in custody after search warrants executed

RCMP are looking for information on an alleged shooting attempt near an elementary school in Smithers March 10. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
Vernon Search and Rescue airlifted an injured hiker from the Monashee Mountain area Wednesday, July 7, 2021. (VSAR - Facebook)

Injured hiker airlifted from Monashees

Vernon Search and Rescue secure helicopter despite increased need from wildfire fighting efforts

Vernon Search and Rescue airlifted an injured hiker from the Monashee Mountain area Wednesday, July 7, 2021. (VSAR - Facebook)
Rory McDonald, 60, was last seen in Vernon on May 16. (RCMP)

Suspected foul play in Vernon man’s disappearance

Serious Crimes unit turns to public for tips

Rory McDonald, 60, was last seen in Vernon on May 16. (RCMP)
50-year-old Jason Reece Baker is wanted for uttering threats, extortion, criminal harassment, and is believed to be in the Vernon area. (RCMP)

Man wanted for extortion, uttering threats sought by Vernon RCMP

Anyone with information about the man believed to be in the North Okanagan urged to contact RCMP

50-year-old Jason Reece Baker is wanted for uttering threats, extortion, criminal harassment, and is believed to be in the Vernon area. (RCMP)
The Wise Wildlife Control Services team freed a snake caught in deer netting Monday, July 5, 2021. (@wise.wildlife - Facebook)
 The Wise Wildlife Control Services team freed a snake caught in deer netting Monday, July 5, 2021. (@wise.wildlife - Facebook)

Vernon wildlife control frees rattlesnake from deer netting

Wise Wildlife Control Services reminds residents to take precautions when animal proofing their backyard

The Wise Wildlife Control Services team freed a snake caught in deer netting Monday, July 5, 2021. (@wise.wildlife - Facebook)
 The Wise Wildlife Control Services team freed a snake caught in deer netting Monday, July 5, 2021. (@wise.wildlife - Facebook)
B.C. Wildfire is reporting a 15-hectare out-of-control fire in the area east of Cherryville on July 5, 2021. (BC Wildfire Dashboard)

Wildfire burning east of Cherryville

Four fires burning, two more under control around North Okanagan: BC Wildfire

B.C. Wildfire is reporting a 15-hectare out-of-control fire in the area east of Cherryville on July 5, 2021. (BC Wildfire Dashboard)
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP is seeking public tips regarding a break-in that left multiple people injured in Vernon Saturday, March 6, 2021. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

Shots fired at empty vehicle under investigation: Vernon RCMP

A truck, that was reported stolen, was seen leaving the site

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP is seeking public tips regarding a break-in that left multiple people injured in Vernon Saturday, March 6, 2021. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
A Williams Lake area man will return to court on Feb. 10, facing numerous charges, including possession of two water pumps stolen from the Tyee Lake Fire Dept. in October 2020. (RCMP logo)

Calgary motorcyclist killed in Enderby crash

Highway 97A was closed for several hours while tragic collision investigated

A Williams Lake area man will return to court on Feb. 10, facing numerous charges, including possession of two water pumps stolen from the Tyee Lake Fire Dept. in October 2020. (RCMP logo)
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Canada Day fireworks under investigation: Vernon fire department

‘People need to be taking this seriously,’ says Vernon Fire Rescue Services chief

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The community of Armstrong rallied to support the victims of the devastating June 30 fire that destroyed the village of Lytton. (Matt Shredder - Facebook)
 The community of Armstrong rallied to support the victims of the devastating June 30 fire that destroyed the village of Lytton. (Matt Jubinville - Facebook)
 The community of Armstrong rallied to support the victims of the devastating June 30 fire that destroyed the village of Lytton. (Matt Jubinville - Facebook)
 The community of Armstrong rallied to support the victims of the devastating June 30 fire that destroyed the village of Lytton. (Matt Jubinville - Facebook)
 The community of Armstrong rallied to support the victims of the devastating June 30 fire that destroyed the village of Lytton. (Matt Jubinville - Facebook)

Armstrong donates trailer full of supplies for victims of Lytton fire

Organizer driving it up to relief centre Friday morning

The community of Armstrong rallied to support the victims of the devastating June 30 fire that destroyed the village of Lytton. (Matt Shredder - Facebook)
 The community of Armstrong rallied to support the victims of the devastating June 30 fire that destroyed the village of Lytton. (Matt Jubinville - Facebook)
 The community of Armstrong rallied to support the victims of the devastating June 30 fire that destroyed the village of Lytton. (Matt Jubinville - Facebook)
 The community of Armstrong rallied to support the victims of the devastating June 30 fire that destroyed the village of Lytton. (Matt Jubinville - Facebook)
 The community of Armstrong rallied to support the victims of the devastating June 30 fire that destroyed the village of Lytton. (Matt Jubinville - Facebook)
Firefighters from Silver Creek, Deep Creek Ranchero and Falkland, accompanied by BC Wildfire Service personnel, attacked a blaze in the Yankee Flats area on July 1, 2021. (Contributed)

Four new fires sparked in North Okanagan

BC Wildfire reports all are burning less than a hectare in size

Firefighters from Silver Creek, Deep Creek Ranchero and Falkland, accompanied by BC Wildfire Service personnel, attacked a blaze in the Yankee Flats area on July 1, 2021. (Contributed)
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Rockslide closes Highway 6 near Cherryville

DriveBC reports an assessment is underway

(DriveBC)
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Organizer Jody Leon raises her fist ahead of the rollout of a slow-moving caravan from the Splatsin Community Centre to the former site of the Kamloops Indian Residential School on July 1, 2021. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

PHOTOS: Enderby caravan heads to Kamloops in honour of 215 Indigenous children

Organizer drives through portrait of Sir John A. MacDonald ahead of blockade rollout to former residential school

Organizer Jody Leon raises her fist ahead of the rollout of a slow-moving caravan from the Splatsin Community Centre to the former site of the Kamloops Indian Residential School on July 1, 2021. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
Temperatures soared into the 40s this week as the province baked in a 'heat dome.' (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Heat wave: more records broken across B.C.

Ashcroft was B.C.’s hot spot Wednesday

Temperatures soared into the 40s this week as the province baked in a 'heat dome.' (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
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)

No heat-related deaths in Vernon

B.C. Coroners report 486 sudden deaths as of Wednesday amid heat wave

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)
Sidewalk (file photo)

Too hot for Vernon sidewalks to handle

Pavement heaves in heat wave, city says; take caution while travelling

Sidewalk (file photo)
Vernon Fire Rescue Services Chief David Lind said they’re in good shape ahead of expected extreme wildfire conditions this summer. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star file)

Vernon Fire Chief says they’re ready for ‘extreme season’

$100K approved for temporary strengthening of station, new equipment added

Vernon Fire Rescue Services Chief David Lind said they’re in good shape ahead of expected extreme wildfire conditions this summer. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star file)