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The destruction of the White Rock Lake wildfire was widespread, particularly on Westside Road. (Contributed)

White Rock Lake wildfire recovery shifts into rebuild stage

Those impacted dealing with a number of concerns, from lack of insurance to mental health impacts

The destruction of the White Rock Lake wildfire was widespread, particularly on Westside Road. (Contributed)
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Traffic delays near Falkland

Highway 97 vehicle incident eastbound near Salmon River Road

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Vernon's Ashley Wadsworth was murdered in the U.K. Feb. 1, just days before she was scheduled to return home. (Ashley Wadsworth/Facebook photo)

‘She wanted to do so many things’: Vernon family grieving woman murdered in England

Trial date set for accused, Jack Sepple, after Ashley Wadsworth found dead

Vernon's Ashley Wadsworth was murdered in the U.K. Feb. 1, just days before she was scheduled to return home. (Ashley Wadsworth/Facebook photo)
BC Hydro crews work to restore power to thousands of Vernon residents after a car hit a power pole Friday morning. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Suspects flee after crashing car into power pole

Outage affected 3,476 customers Friday morning

BC Hydro crews work to restore power to thousands of Vernon residents after a car hit a power pole Friday morning. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Vernon's Ashley Wadsworth was murdered in the U.K. Feb. 1, just days before she was scheduled to return home. (Ashley Wadsworth/Facebook photo)

Vernon woman identified as victim in fatal stabbing in U.K.

Ashley Wadsworth was visiting her boyfriend at the time

Vernon's Ashley Wadsworth was murdered in the U.K. Feb. 1, just days before she was scheduled to return home. (Ashley Wadsworth/Facebook photo)
Jessica Wesman of Enderby has entered the Ikned Magazine covergirl contest. (Contributed)

UPDATE: Two North Okanagan women compete to be Inked Magazine’s next cover girl

Phoebe Suttling currently has the most votes in her group, Jessica Wesman is in third in her group

Jessica Wesman of Enderby has entered the Ikned Magazine covergirl contest. (Contributed)
Vernon Health Unit COVID-19 testing site has seen long lineups and delays. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Interior Health tops all of B.C. with Tuesday’s COVID-19 cases

Provincial health report numbers show region with 406 new cases

Vernon Health Unit COVID-19 testing site has seen long lineups and delays. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
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Smoke from planned Vernon burn visible in region

BC Wildfire Service assisting in wood debris burn at seed orchard

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COVID-19 testing at the Vernon Health Services Unit. (Jennifer Smith - Vernon Morning Star)

8 deaths in Interior Health over weekend, most in B.C.

IH had 1,182 new cases, second highest from Fraser Health’s 1,225

COVID-19 testing at the Vernon Health Services Unit. (Jennifer Smith - Vernon Morning Star)
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New Vernon peanut spray park pool plans on tap

Recreation Services seeking public input on popular East Hill Lakeview Wading Pool

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RCMP Appreciation Day Vernon committee members Guy Bailey (from left), Steve Fleck, Teresa Ann Durning Harker, Martin von Holst and Andrew Wylie celebrate the acknowledgement in 2020. (Contributed)

Provincial appreciation of RCMP continues thanks to Vernon

Local committee helps in B.C. acknowledgement on Feb. 1

RCMP Appreciation Day Vernon committee members Guy Bailey (from left), Steve Fleck, Teresa Ann Durning Harker, Martin von Holst and Andrew Wylie celebrate the acknowledgement in 2020. (Contributed)
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A call for kindness

EDITORIAL: Sadly, there is a lot of hate going around in these dark COVID-exhausted days

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A mask-wearing tree at the Vernon Health Unit's COVID-19 testing centre. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Interior Health COVID-19 cases second highest in B.C., 2 days in a row

New cases just under those of Fraser Health, as reported Thursday and Friday

A mask-wearing tree at the Vernon Health Unit's COVID-19 testing centre. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
It’s unknown how the reduction will impact local companies, such as Tolko, which provide a significant number of jobs in the region. (File photo)

UPDATE: Tolko responds to chop of allowable Okanagan timber cuts by 20%

Lumber giant operations rely heavily on Okanagan Timber Supply Area

It’s unknown how the reduction will impact local companies, such as Tolko, which provide a significant number of jobs in the region. (File photo)
Ina Forrest

Spallumcheen’s golden Paralympian Beijing bound in wheelchair curling

Multi-medallist Ina Forrest joins Team Canada at Winter Games

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Kristina Hoy

UPDATE: Missing Vernon woman found safe

RCMP thank the public for its help in locating 38-year-old woman, last seen Jan. 21

Kristina Hoy
Monashee Mews in Lumby. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

COVID-19 outbreak at Lumby seniors’ home

Monashee Mews care facility outbreak on 2nd floor

Monashee Mews in Lumby. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Vernon's Post Office has been closed three times in the last week due to staff shortages. (Contributed)

COVID-19 staff shortages close Vernon post office 3x in a week

Canada Post says the situation is fluid across the country

Vernon's Post Office has been closed three times in the last week due to staff shortages. (Contributed)
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP

8 charges against man involved in Vernon break-in spree

RCMP were able to arrest Lompart the next day

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP
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Arrest made in theft of Armstrong vehicle

Man slumped over steering wheel in Vernon

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