Caitlin Clow

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

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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)
The Downtown Vernon Association responded to the COVID-19 pandemic Friday, March 13. (File photo)

Downtown Vernon security records 499 files in six weeks

Mobile security patrol on track to surpass last summer’s total count

The Downtown Vernon Association responded to the COVID-19 pandemic Friday, March 13. (File photo)
Nicole and Scott Latka returned to Vernon 20 years later to recreate their wedding photo at Polson Park. (Contributed)

‘Skater boy’ recreates wedding photo at Vernon’s Polson Park

The pair spent the day going down ‘memory lane’ on their latest visit

Nicole and Scott Latka returned to Vernon 20 years later to recreate their wedding photo at Polson Park. (Contributed)
Geese seek some relief from the heat at Kin Beach when temperatures hit 38.8 C in Vernon on June 26, 2021, in the midst of a heat wave. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Vernon, Kelowna beat heat records Saturday

Lytton and Lillooet were the province’s hot spots at 43.2 C and 43.1 C, respectively

Geese seek some relief from the heat at Kin Beach when temperatures hit 38.8 C in Vernon on June 26, 2021, in the midst of a heat wave. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
A cyclist was struck on Highway 97 in West Kelowna June 27, 2021. (David Ogilvie - Contributed)
 A cyclist was struck on Highway 97 in West Kelowna June 27, 2021. (David Ogilvie - Contributed)

Cyclist struck on highway in West Kelowna

Extent of injuries unknown at this time

A cyclist was struck on Highway 97 in West Kelowna June 27, 2021. (David Ogilvie - Contributed)
 A cyclist was struck on Highway 97 in West Kelowna June 27, 2021. (David Ogilvie - Contributed)
Smoke from a house fire in Peachland can be seen from Kelowna. (Ryan Fisher photo)

Peachland fire under control

Eviction alerts rescinded from Saturday house fire

Smoke from a house fire in Peachland can be seen from Kelowna. (Ryan Fisher photo)
BC Hydro says its prepared for an increased demand amid the heat wave sweeping the province. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Heat wave sets new record for peak hourly demand: BC Hydro

Utility set for increased demand as mercury forecast to rise

BC Hydro says its prepared for an increased demand amid the heat wave sweeping the province. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
Emergency crews responded to reports of a cyclist struck at Pollard Road and Main Street Thursday, June 24, around 5 p.m. (Cody Temperton - Facebook)

Cyclist struck at ‘terrible’ Lake Country intersection

Residents call for changes to be made to Pollard and Main Street crossing

Emergency crews responded to reports of a cyclist struck at Pollard Road and Main Street Thursday, June 24, around 5 p.m. (Cody Temperton - Facebook)
Splatsin Chief Wayne Christian and Tina William lead the Every Child Matters March in Enderby Monday, June 21. (Lyndsey Leon photo)

Brace yourself for more graves: Splatsin Chief

Kukpi7 Wayne Christian says more grisly discoveries to come; seek support

Splatsin Chief Wayne Christian and Tina William lead the Every Child Matters March in Enderby Monday, June 21. (Lyndsey Leon photo)
A home burned on Sage Avenue in Armstrong Wednesday, June 16, 2021. (Richard Breaks - Facebook)

Fundraiser starts for Armstrong family who lost house in fire

A GoFundMe campaign with a $10K goal was launched a few days ago

A home burned on Sage Avenue in Armstrong Wednesday, June 16, 2021. (Richard Breaks - Facebook)
Emerson Williams, a member of New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, left, hands out a bottle of hand sanitizer and reusable face masks to a resident, Monday, March 1, 2021, at a Jackson, Miss., water distribution site on the church's parking lot. Non-potable water as well as bottled water was provided for area residents and was being distributed at seven sites in Mississippi's capital city — more than 10 days after winter storms wreaked havoc on the city's water system because the system is still struggling to maintain consistent water pressure, authorities said. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Bottled water wanted in Vernon ahead of heat wave

Vernon outreach programs seek donations for those experiencing homelessness, living rough

Emerson Williams, a member of New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, left, hands out a bottle of hand sanitizer and reusable face masks to a resident, Monday, March 1, 2021, at a Jackson, Miss., water distribution site on the church's parking lot. Non-potable water as well as bottled water was provided for area residents and was being distributed at seven sites in Mississippi's capital city — more than 10 days after winter storms wreaked havoc on the city's water system because the system is still struggling to maintain consistent water pressure, authorities said. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
A sign for Deanna Wertz, who disappeared from the Enderby area in 2016, lines a portion of Highway 16 otherwise known as the Highway of Tears as part of the Tears to Hope relay. (Birgitte Bartlett - Facebook)

North Okanagan missing woman remembered on Highway of Tears

Deanna Wertz disappeared from the Enderby area in 2016

A sign for Deanna Wertz, who disappeared from the Enderby area in 2016, lines a portion of Highway 16 otherwise known as the Highway of Tears as part of the Tears to Hope relay. (Birgitte Bartlett - Facebook)