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Okanagan Paralympian named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Okanagan Paralympian named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Three-time world and Paralympic gold medalist Sonja Gaudet is part of 11-member class

Okanagan Paralympian named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
Enderby’s Starlight Drive-In had hoped to help a number of Okanagan-Shuswap secondary schools as the host venue for special graduation ceremonies. But a change in the number of cars allowed on-site has resulted in the facility cancelling those plans. (Starlight photo)

Ruling change scuttles Okanagan-Shuswap grad plans

Number of secondary schools had planned to use Enderby’s Starlight Drive-In venue for ceremonies

Enderby’s Starlight Drive-In had hoped to help a number of Okanagan-Shuswap secondary schools as the host venue for special graduation ceremonies. But a change in the number of cars allowed on-site has resulted in the facility cancelling those plans. (Starlight photo)
A BC Ambulance helicopter was seen landing near the Splatsin Community Centre near Enderby Sunday morning, May 24, to help assist with a motor-vehicle incident on Highway 97A. (Photo submitted)

UPDATE: Two sent to hospital following Okanagan highway accident

Drivers in head-on collision air-lifted to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries

A BC Ambulance helicopter was seen landing near the Splatsin Community Centre near Enderby Sunday morning, May 24, to help assist with a motor-vehicle incident on Highway 97A. (Photo submitted)
Vernon Salvation Army corps officers Lt. Stefan and Tinisha Reid, and their daughter, Rachel, have been assigned to the Victoria suburb of Langford. (Facebook photo)

Fond memories of Vernon for departing Salvation Army officers

Lt. Stefan Reid, wife Tinisha and daughter Rachel have been assigned to Victoria suburb of Langford

Vernon Salvation Army corps officers Lt. Stefan and Tinisha Reid, and their daughter, Rachel, have been assigned to the Victoria suburb of Langford. (Facebook photo)
Spallumcheen beekeeper Doug Gordon discovered close to 30 of his hive boxes had been stolen from his property sometime prior to Saturday, May 16, mere weeks before they were destined for pollenation in Southern Alberta. (Facebook photo)

Theft of hives stings Okanagan beekeeper

Doug Gordon discovered nearly 30 hives taken from his Spallumcheen property

Spallumcheen beekeeper Doug Gordon discovered close to 30 of his hive boxes had been stolen from his property sometime prior to Saturday, May 16, mere weeks before they were destined for pollenation in Southern Alberta. (Facebook photo)
The City of Armstrong has approved its 2020 financial plan with a one per cent tax increase for residents. (Image from Pixabay)

North Okanagan city close to zero per cent tax hike

Council approves amended budget featuring one per cent increase

The City of Armstrong has approved its 2020 financial plan with a one per cent tax increase for residents. (Image from Pixabay)
City of Armstrong residents will get a COVID-19 rebate of $50 on their next utility bill. (Morning Star - file photo)

North Okanagan residents get COVID-19 rebate on utility bill

A $50 rebate will be applied to the next utility bill to help out residents

City of Armstrong residents will get a COVID-19 rebate of $50 on their next utility bill. (Morning Star - file photo)
The Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League’s 20th anniversary season has been shut down due to COVID-19 without getting started. (Black Press - file photo)

Okanagan junior lacrosse league milestone season cancelled

COVID-19 wipes out 20th season of Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League before getting started

The Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League’s 20th anniversary season has been shut down due to COVID-19 without getting started. (Black Press - file photo)
The 26th annual edition of the Vintage Car Club of Canada, North Okanagan chapter’s Father’s Day car show has been cancelled because of COVID-19. (Morning Star - file photo)

COVID-19 parks Okanagan car show

The 26th annual Vintage Car Club of Canada North Okanagan chapter’s Father’s Day show in Vernon is off

The 26th annual edition of the Vintage Car Club of Canada, North Okanagan chapter’s Father’s Day car show has been cancelled because of COVID-19. (Morning Star - file photo)
Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP are on-scene Monday, May 11, at the City of Vernon public works yard off 48th Avenue, investigation information they received related to the scene, but are not releasing details at this time. (Photo submitted)

No threat at city public works yard: Vernon police

Vernon police investigating information received about the location; no other details at this time

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP are on-scene Monday, May 11, at the City of Vernon public works yard off 48th Avenue, investigation information they received related to the scene, but are not releasing details at this time. (Photo submitted)
Lumby dairy farmer Pete Hanson, with son Lucas, six, stands in front of neighbour Jack Rennie’s Savannah kit plane. Hanson and Rennie took a 20-minute flight around the Lumby area which Hanson captured on video. (Pete’s Farm Videos photo)

WATCH: Okanagan village’s surrounding beauty captured in YouTube video

Village of Lumby dairy farmer Pete Hanson shot 20-minute video of flight with neighbour

Lumby dairy farmer Pete Hanson, with son Lucas, six, stands in front of neighbour Jack Rennie’s Savannah kit plane. Hanson and Rennie took a 20-minute flight around the Lumby area which Hanson captured on video. (Pete’s Farm Videos photo)
Vernon’s May Taylor celebrated her 100th birthday on Tuesday, May 5, with her partner, Marcel, and a handful of relatives at Vernon’s Canada Safeway, who presented the birthday girl with cake, flowers and coffee. (Sharmay Taylor - photo)

Vernon woman celebrates 100th on Cinco de Mayo

May Taylor planed to celebrate the century birthday with a drink or two

Vernon’s May Taylor celebrated her 100th birthday on Tuesday, May 5, with her partner, Marcel, and a handful of relatives at Vernon’s Canada Safeway, who presented the birthday girl with cake, flowers and coffee. (Sharmay Taylor - photo)
Spider-web formations from where an unidentified suspect struck it three times with a golf club Saturday at 2:30 a.m., May 3, can still be seen on the front door windows of Ebenezer’s on 29th Avenue in downtown Vernon Sunday. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

WATCH: Shoeless suspect clubs downtown Okanagan business door

Golf club-wielding suspect smashes door window at Ebenezer’s in Vernon

Spider-web formations from where an unidentified suspect struck it three times with a golf club Saturday at 2:30 a.m., May 3, can still be seen on the front door windows of Ebenezer’s on 29th Avenue in downtown Vernon Sunday. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Vernon’s Maggie MacPherson is a photojournalist with CBC Vancouver who recently captured the top Personality award in the 13th annual National Pictures of the Year competition. (Elena Sarasom photo)

Vernon photojournalist captures national honour

Maggie MacPherson and fellow CBC Vancouver colleague win at National Pictures of the Year

Vernon’s Maggie MacPherson is a photojournalist with CBC Vancouver who recently captured the top Personality award in the 13th annual National Pictures of the Year competition. (Elena Sarasom photo)
The storied senior lacrosse rivalry between the Armstrong Shamrocks and Vernon Tigers, reborn in 2019 with the return of the Tigers to the Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League, has been shelved for at least one season. The TOSLL is cancelling its 2020 season due to COVID-19. (Morning Star - file photo)

Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League cancels season

Unanimous decision among the four teams in Armstrong, Vernon, Kelowna and Kamloops

The storied senior lacrosse rivalry between the Armstrong Shamrocks and Vernon Tigers, reborn in 2019 with the return of the Tigers to the Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League, has been shelved for at least one season. The TOSLL is cancelling its 2020 season due to COVID-19. (Morning Star - file photo)
Vernon photographer Lisa Mazurek has been putting smiles on thousands of faces worldwide via social media, thanks to her model, Thor, a nearly one-year-old Boston terrier. (Lisa Mazurek photo)

Thor the dog a viral Vernon sensation

Local photographer snaps shots of pooch, shares amid COVID-19 for smiles

Vernon photographer Lisa Mazurek has been putting smiles on thousands of faces worldwide via social media, thanks to her model, Thor, a nearly one-year-old Boston terrier. (Lisa Mazurek photo)
The Vernon Visitor Information Centre’s operating contract expires Thursday, April 30, and will not be renewed for the time being. (Google photo)

One Okanagan visitor’s centre contract not renewed

Temporary closure expands; no staff available as of May 1; requests for proposals cancelled

The Vernon Visitor Information Centre’s operating contract expires Thursday, April 30, and will not be renewed for the time being. (Google photo)
B.C. Wildfire crew is working on a fire east of Enderby that started Saturday afternoon. (BC Wildfire Maps photo)

Wind ignites Okanagan wildfire

Blaze is between two and five hectares in size, three kilometres east of Enderby…

B.C. Wildfire crew is working on a fire east of Enderby that started Saturday afternoon. (BC Wildfire Maps photo)
This goose family went for a leisurely stroll down Vernon’s Main Street Saturday, April 25. (Dave Deshane photo)

WATCH: Geese check out Okanagan city’s Main Street

Family out for casual stroll along downtown Vernon sidewalks

This goose family went for a leisurely stroll down Vernon’s Main Street Saturday, April 25. (Dave Deshane photo)
Decorative rock from the side of Vernon’s Catherine Gardens at Schubert Centre complex came crashing down Monday evening, April 20. Nobody was injured. (Photo submitted)

Decorative rock tumbles from Vernon complex

Nobody injured Monday evening as rock falls off side of Catherine Gardens building downtown

Decorative rock from the side of Vernon’s Catherine Gardens at Schubert Centre complex came crashing down Monday evening, April 20. Nobody was injured. (Photo submitted)