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Amber Piché is an expert export navigator for Okanagan-Shuswap entrepreneurs. (Contributed)

Export advisor guides Okanagan-Shuswap entrepreneurs to success

Amber Piché can help turn business dreams into reality

Amber Piché is an expert export navigator for Okanagan-Shuswap entrepreneurs. (Contributed)
Things were anything but convenient for a pair of employees at Frank’s General Store on Highway 6 in Cherryville Saturday, March 5, at around 2:15 p.m. A man walked into the store and took a couple of hundred dollars worth of product without paying. Then things got ugly. The suspect is still at large. (Morning Star - file photo)

Theft turns violent outside rural Okanagan store

Workers at Frank’s General Store in Cherryville confront male suspect who allegedly walked out of store without paying

Things were anything but convenient for a pair of employees at Frank’s General Store on Highway 6 in Cherryville Saturday, March 5, at around 2:15 p.m. A man walked into the store and took a couple of hundred dollars worth of product without paying. Then things got ugly. The suspect is still at large. (Morning Star - file photo)
The Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Assumption of St. Mary in Vernon will host a rally to show support for Ukraine on Saturday, Feb. 26, at 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Prayers will be heard at 5 p.m. (Google Maps)

Vernon rallies in support of Ukraine

Ukrainian Orthodox Church hosting rally and prayers Saturday, Feb. 26, starting at 4 p.m.

The Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Assumption of St. Mary in Vernon will host a rally to show support for Ukraine on Saturday, Feb. 26, at 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Prayers will be heard at 5 p.m. (Google Maps)
Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming (right) discusses solidarity and peace with Rev. Stepan Dovhoshyia of Vernon’s St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Church following a special ceremony Wednesday, March 2, that saw the City of Vernon raise the Ukrainian flag (top right) over the entrance to city hall. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

VIDEO: Ukraine flag flies at Vernon city hall

Country’s flag raised in a rainy ceremony Wednesday morning, March 5, at Vernon city hall

Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming (right) discusses solidarity and peace with Rev. Stepan Dovhoshyia of Vernon’s St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Church following a special ceremony Wednesday, March 2, that saw the City of Vernon raise the Ukrainian flag (top right) over the entrance to city hall. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Spallumcheen wheelchair curler Ina Forrest takes aim at a fourth Paralympics medal starting Friday, March 4, in Beijing. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Spallumcheen wheelchair curler bears flag and seeks fourth Paralympics medal

Ina Forrest, a two-time gold- and bronze-medal winner for Canada, begins play Friday, March 4, at the 2022 Games

Spallumcheen wheelchair curler Ina Forrest takes aim at a fourth Paralympics medal starting Friday, March 4, in Beijing. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
A survey to provide input on a future park at the former site of Vernon's Kin Race Track is open until Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021. (City of Vernon photo)

Vernon piecing together Kin Race Track plan

Test fit results conducted by staff presented to council; parking remains an issue

A survey to provide input on a future park at the former site of Vernon's Kin Race Track is open until Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021. (City of Vernon photo)
The flag of the Ukraine will fly outside Vernon city hall for the next three weeks. (AP Photo/Mstyslav Chernov)

Vernon to fly Ukrainian flag

Council motion to fly Ukrainian flag outside city hall for three weeks unanimously supported

The flag of the Ukraine will fly outside Vernon city hall for the next three weeks. (AP Photo/Mstyslav Chernov)
North Okanagan family and Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are warning the public of a brazen type of fraud that resulted in a Coldstream senior losing thousands of dollars. (File photo)

North Okanagan senior bilked of thousands in brazen scam

Phone caller offers fantastic business opportunity, gets address and gives individual ride to bank to withdraw money

North Okanagan family and Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are warning the public of a brazen type of fraud that resulted in a Coldstream senior losing thousands of dollars. (File photo)
The Morning Star is making a donation to the local Cinderella Project, which provides formal clothing and accessories to underprivileged teenagers so they can attend their graduation ceremony or prom with their peers. The money was collected from the sale of roll ends at the Morning Star’s front desk. (Facebook photo)

Vernon Black Press branch rolls out grad donation

Sales of the Morning Star newspaper roll ends donated to Cinderella Project for underprivileged teens

The Morning Star is making a donation to the local Cinderella Project, which provides formal clothing and accessories to underprivileged teenagers so they can attend their graduation ceremony or prom with their peers. The money was collected from the sale of roll ends at the Morning Star’s front desk. (Facebook photo)
Ice Decor (Langley) employees Sergei Woewoda (front, left) and Isaac Woewoda (right) are joined by Vernon Winter Carnival ice sculpture competitor and volunteer Tyler Welfing in creating a 30-foot ice slide that will be among the features at the Carnival’s Winter Playground at the Vernon Army Camp. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

VIDEO: Ice creators slide into Vernon Winter Carnival

An ice castle, ice bar and ice slide will be part of the fun and frolick at the Vernon Winter Carnival Winter Playground

Ice Decor (Langley) employees Sergei Woewoda (front, left) and Isaac Woewoda (right) are joined by Vernon Winter Carnival ice sculpture competitor and volunteer Tyler Welfing in creating a 30-foot ice slide that will be among the features at the Carnival’s Winter Playground at the Vernon Army Camp. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Ice Decor (Langley) employees Sergei Woewoda (front, left) and Isaac Woewoda (right) are joined by Vernon Winter Carnival ice sculpture competitor and volunteer Tyler Welfing in creating a 30-foot ice slide that will be among the features at the Carnival’s Winter Playground at the Vernon Army Camp. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

VIDEO: Ice creators slide into Vernon Winter Carnival

An ice castle, ice bar and ice slide will be part of the fun and frolick at the Vernon Winter Carnival Winter Playground

Ice Decor (Langley) employees Sergei Woewoda (front, left) and Isaac Woewoda (right) are joined by Vernon Winter Carnival ice sculpture competitor and volunteer Tyler Welfing in creating a 30-foot ice slide that will be among the features at the Carnival’s Winter Playground at the Vernon Army Camp. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
A bible with Alcoholics Anonymous’ traditional AA in leather on the front is a prized possession for a Vernon man, entering his 46th year of sobriety. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon man seriously sober about life

Alcoholics Anonymous volunteer credits organization with saving his life as he enters Year 46 of sobriety

A bible with Alcoholics Anonymous’ traditional AA in leather on the front is a prized possession for a Vernon man, entering his 46th year of sobriety. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Spencer Horning of the Kelowna Chiefs pokes for the puck against North Okanagan Knights goalie Gabriel Murrells-Allaway and defender Tyson Tupper during the Chiefs’ 4-3 KIJHL win Friday, Jan. 21, in Rutland. (Tami Quan Photography)

Kelowna Chiefs sweep KIJHL twinbill from North Okanagan Knights

Chiefs score 4-3 win at home Friday, 7-3 road win in Armstrong Saturday

Spencer Horning of the Kelowna Chiefs pokes for the puck against North Okanagan Knights goalie Gabriel Murrells-Allaway and defender Tyson Tupper during the Chiefs’ 4-3 KIJHL win Friday, Jan. 21, in Rutland. (Tami Quan Photography)
Armstrong’s Karlina Muik, 21, (with her dog, Ella), is battling a rare and aggressive form of cancer. Friends and family launched a GoFundMe campaign to help with costs, expenses. (Contributed)

Friends, family rally support for young Armstrong woman

Karlina Muik, 21, battling rare form of cancer; GoFundMe campaign set up to help with costs

Armstrong’s Karlina Muik, 21, (with her dog, Ella), is battling a rare and aggressive form of cancer. Friends and family launched a GoFundMe campaign to help with costs, expenses. (Contributed)
(Aussie) Dave Henry of the North Okanagan Valley Gleaners Society prepares to unload a truckload of donated produce from an Edmonton farm, including bananas for the first time ever. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

North Okanagan Valley Gleaners go bananas over donation

First time in Gleaners history they’ve received a donation of bananas, coming from Edmonton farm

(Aussie) Dave Henry of the North Okanagan Valley Gleaners Society prepares to unload a truckload of donated produce from an Edmonton farm, including bananas for the first time ever. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Firefighters in Coldstream are battling a major house fire on Hawthorne Place Friday, Jan. 14. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Firefighters battle Coldstream house fire

Blaze broke out on Hawthorne Place before 7 p.m.

Firefighters in Coldstream are battling a major house fire on Hawthorne Place Friday, Jan. 14. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Construction on two new drive-thru restaurants in Vernon: Triple O’s and Popeyes on 27th Street, is just one of the developments adding to the city’s record year of construction. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Big year for building in Vernon

A record $173.5 million in building permit values collected by city in 2021

Construction on two new drive-thru restaurants in Vernon: Triple O’s and Popeyes on 27th Street, is just one of the developments adding to the city’s record year of construction. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Brett Bandy (from left), City of Vernon; Akbal Mund, Chair of Greater Vernon Advisory Committee; Mayor Victor Cumming; Harold Sellers, Ribbons of Green Trails Society and Brad Akerman, RDNO, stand near the newly dedicated park space and trail connection for the Grey Canal Trail – one of two recent purchases made by the city. (Contributed)

Vernon purchases more property for park space

Two-acre parcel is located just north of the Alpine Centre on Kalamalka Lake Road

Brett Bandy (from left), City of Vernon; Akbal Mund, Chair of Greater Vernon Advisory Committee; Mayor Victor Cumming; Harold Sellers, Ribbons of Green Trails Society and Brad Akerman, RDNO, stand near the newly dedicated park space and trail connection for the Grey Canal Trail – one of two recent purchases made by the city. (Contributed)
Coldstream's Noah Turanski is back playing competitive hockey with the Okanagan College Lakers in Kelowna (contributed)

Defenceman loving hockey life with Okanagan College Lakers

Noah Turanski had been out of competitive hockey for a couple of years when he got call from expansion college team

Coldstream's Noah Turanski is back playing competitive hockey with the Okanagan College Lakers in Kelowna (contributed)
Cannabis for sale in the retail market. The City of Vernon plans to reduce its application and licensing fees. (Black Press files)

Vernon trims retail cannabis application, licensing fees

Council votes to cut application fee by 50 per cent, bring licensing fee in line based on store size

Cannabis for sale in the retail market. The City of Vernon plans to reduce its application and licensing fees. (Black Press files)