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Dust advisory continues in Vernon. (Parker Crook - Morning Star)

Second dust advisory of 2022 for Vernon

Airborne particulate matter nearly triple that of Kelowna

Dust advisory continues in Vernon. (Parker Crook - Morning Star)
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Tax scam warning issued to Okanagan residents

‘Canada Revenue Agency’ fraudsters can steal money and identity

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An orphanage in Ukraine benefitted from the sale of Ukrainian doughnuts Friday from Ratio Coffee & Pastry. (Rays of Love photo)

UPDATE: Vernon serves up nearly $12,000 in support for Ukraine

Ukrainian doughnut fundraiser for #donutfriday at Ratio a huge success

An orphanage in Ukraine benefitted from the sale of Ukrainian doughnuts Friday from Ratio Coffee & Pastry. (Rays of Love photo)
Lumby Days' organizers has announced the 2021 has been cancelled due to COVID-19. (Morning Star - file photo)

Lumby Days back in the saddle following COVID cancellations

Family festival returns to village for June 2022

Lumby Days' organizers has announced the 2021 has been cancelled due to COVID-19. (Morning Star - file photo)
An orphanage in Ukraine will benefit from the sale of Ukrainian doughnuts Friday from Ratio Coffee & Pastry. (Rays of Love photo)

Vernon coffee house serves up sweet Ukrainian support

Ukrainian doughnut fundraiser for #donutfriday at Ratio

An orphanage in Ukraine will benefit from the sale of Ukrainian doughnuts Friday from Ratio Coffee & Pastry. (Rays of Love photo)
RCMP are searching for an older model Mazda involved in a robbery in Vernon March 1. (Surveillance image)

Car sought in downtown Vernon armed robbery

Suspect fled 32nd Street business in older Mazda

RCMP are searching for an older model Mazda involved in a robbery in Vernon March 1. (Surveillance image)
Online apps such as Snapchat are being used in local sextortion cases/ (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

14+ sextortion cases investigated in North Okanagan

RCMP issue public warning as a number involve teenagers

Online apps such as Snapchat are being used in local sextortion cases/ (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Curtis Sagmoen takes a smoke break during the start of his latest trial Monday, Feb. 10. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Sagmoen back in Vernon court for RCMP assault

North Okanagan man’s first trial day for 2020 incident

Curtis Sagmoen takes a smoke break during the start of his latest trial Monday, Feb. 10. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Stones, crystals and collectibles lay smashed on the floor of Expressions of Time after a break and enter Feb. 27. (Contributed)

Vernon business shattered by break-in, again

Expressions of Time catches suspect on surveillance video

Stones, crystals and collectibles lay smashed on the floor of Expressions of Time after a break and enter Feb. 27. (Contributed)
A new deputy fire chief won't be hired right away in Lake Country in order to save residents a few bucks on their tax bill. (District photo)

Tax increase trimmed slightly in Lake Country

Initial 6.12% hike down to 5.88, plus water rate increase

A new deputy fire chief won't be hired right away in Lake Country in order to save residents a few bucks on their tax bill. (District photo)
An armed man robbed a Lake Country store Feb. 24. (Surveillance photo)

Employees escape Lake Country armed robbery unharmed

Masked man with a firearm robbed store of cash and merchandise

An armed man robbed a Lake Country store Feb. 24. (Surveillance photo)
The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are warning of a scam involving a police impersonator Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. (File photo)

4-car crash closes highway south of Enderby

Highway 97 has since reopened, RCMP investigating

The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are warning of a scam involving a police impersonator Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. (File photo)
Rapid antigen tests are being sent home with students in the Vernon School District next week. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Rapid COVID-19 tests available for Vernon students

Antigen tests coming home with kids next week

Rapid antigen tests are being sent home with students in the Vernon School District next week. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
The district of Lake Country is proposing a 6.12 per cent tax hike for 2022. (District photo)

6.12% tax hike on tap for Lake Country

Public input considered at budget meeting

The district of Lake Country is proposing a 6.12 per cent tax hike for 2022. (District photo)
Polson Long-Term Care facility. (Google Maps image)

19 residents, 3 staff COVID cases at Vernon care home

Polson Long-Term Care facility outbreak

Polson Long-Term Care facility. (Google Maps image)
Truck driver Mat Mackenzie, 36, adjusts the mirror on his truck during a protest against COVID-19 pandemic restrictions in Ottawa, Ontario, on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022. A judge has ordered protesters at the Ambassador Bridge over the U.S.-Canadian border to end the 5-day-old blockade that has disrupted the flow of goods between the two countries and forced the auto industry on both sides to roll back production. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)

Canadians ‘need leadership’ not another election: North Okanagan-Shuswap MP

Mel Arnold says invoking Emergencies Act is unjustified

Truck driver Mat Mackenzie, 36, adjusts the mirror on his truck during a protest against COVID-19 pandemic restrictions in Ottawa, Ontario, on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022. A judge has ordered protesters at the Ambassador Bridge over the U.S.-Canadian border to end the 5-day-old blockade that has disrupted the flow of goods between the two countries and forced the auto industry on both sides to roll back production. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)
Christine Burwell takes the throne as Kniven Cadden and Braydon Gauthier race the TP 4 UR PP to the finish line in the Lumby Outhouse Races Monday, Feb. 21 at the Salmon Trail. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

VIDEO: Outhouses race to a frozen finish in Lumby

Monashee Trails Society event draws hundreds despite winds, snow, cold

Christine Burwell takes the throne as Kniven Cadden and Braydon Gauthier race the TP 4 UR PP to the finish line in the Lumby Outhouse Races Monday, Feb. 21 at the Salmon Trail. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Team Canada

Coldstream woman scores $92K Olympic prize

Team Canada 50/50 B.C. jackpot $185,320

Team Canada
Glamping sites are being established at Historic O’Keefe Ranch, with two of the eight planned sites ready to rent this spring through AirBnB. (O’Keefe Ranch photo)

Vernon glamping sites pitched for spring at ranch

Funds help Historic O’Keefe Ranch build ‘roughing it in the wild west’ experience

Glamping sites are being established at Historic O’Keefe Ranch, with two of the eight planned sites ready to rent this spring through AirBnB. (O’Keefe Ranch photo)
Candles, flowers and photos are laid during a vigil for Vernon’s Ashley Wadsworth in Chelmsford, Essex, where she was murdered. (Contributed)

U.K. vigil for Vernon woman a ‘touching’ tribute to 2 murder victims

Chelmsford family lost 19-year-old almost 2 years to the day of Ashley Wadsworth’s death

Candles, flowers and photos are laid during a vigil for Vernon’s Ashley Wadsworth in Chelmsford, Essex, where she was murdered. (Contributed)