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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)
Vernon-Monashee MLA Eric Foster is a native Nova Scotian, left numb by Sunday’s mass shooting that became the worst in Canadian history with at least 19 people dead. (Morning Star - file photo)

Okanagan MLA’s heart with home province in wake of mass shooting

Eric Foster, native of Dartmouth, left numb by violence that killed at least 19 people

Vernon-Monashee MLA Eric Foster is a native Nova Scotian, left numb by Sunday’s mass shooting that became the worst in Canadian history with at least 19 people dead. (Morning Star - file photo)
Driver snuffs out small garbage truck fire in Okanagan

Driver snuffs out small garbage truck fire in Okanagan

No injuries in minor blaze in District of Coldstream

Driver snuffs out small garbage truck fire in Okanagan
COVID-19: Some North Okanagan golf courses opening

COVID-19: Some North Okanagan golf courses opening

Some courses opening for members only, public courses also open, some are waiting, some are closed

COVID-19: Some North Okanagan golf courses opening
Members of the Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP receive chocolate eggs on Easter Sunday from the Easter bunny and his pal (Gerran Thorhaug, Stella Thorhaug) as a way of saying thank-you during the COVID-19 crisis. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Busy Easter Sunday for bunny in Vernon

Furry creature spotted going for dirtbike ride, delivering goodies to the RCMP with help from pal

Members of the Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP receive chocolate eggs on Easter Sunday from the Easter bunny and his pal (Gerran Thorhaug, Stella Thorhaug) as a way of saying thank-you during the COVID-19 crisis. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Sylvia Horchen (centre) helped organize a meeting of close to 20 people unhappy with being told to stay indoors and practise social distancing when outside due to COVID-19. The meeting was held Sunday, April 12, at Vernon’s Spirit Square. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Anti-COVID-19 group rallies in Vernon

People unhappy with being told to stay at home and practice social distancing air beefs

Sylvia Horchen (centre) helped organize a meeting of close to 20 people unhappy with being told to stay indoors and practise social distancing when outside due to COVID-19. The meeting was held Sunday, April 12, at Vernon’s Spirit Square. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
This is what remains of a small vehicle found burning a couple of kilometres up the King Edward Lake Forest Service Road Saturday night, April 11. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

North Okanagan car fire under investigation

Small vehicle found ablaze two kilometres up a forest service road in Coldstream Saturday

This is what remains of a small vehicle found burning a couple of kilometres up the King Edward Lake Forest Service Road Saturday night, April 11. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Wanting to hear about “the beauty of humanity” in these troubled times, Vernon women Myrika Godard (left) and Tanya Price have created the online forum giveLUCK on Facebook and Instagram. (Lee Watkins photo)

LUCK involved in new Okanagan online campaign

Two Vernon women create giveLUCK to hear about the “beauty of humanity” in these troubled times

Wanting to hear about “the beauty of humanity” in these troubled times, Vernon women Myrika Godard (left) and Tanya Price have created the online forum giveLUCK on Facebook and Instagram. (Lee Watkins photo)
Organizers have canceled Lumby Days 2020, set for June 12-14, due to COVID-19. (Morning Star - file photo)

Coronavirus cancels rural Okanagan communities biggest events

The 65th annual event celebrating the village’s incorporation was set for June 12-14; will go in 2021

Organizers have canceled Lumby Days 2020, set for June 12-14, due to COVID-19. (Morning Star - file photo)
Former Lumby councillor Ben Winters, with his dog, Lucky, died Monday, April 6. (Facebook photo)

Former North Okanagan councillor fondly remembered

Ben Winters served on village council from 2005-11

Former Lumby councillor Ben Winters, with his dog, Lucky, died Monday, April 6. (Facebook photo)
A can of dehydrated vegetable mix packaged at the historic Bulmans Cannery in Vernon, possibly before the Second World War, has become a YouTube hit. (New England Wildlife and More screen photo)

Okanagan soup canned nearly 90 years ago gets taste test

YouTube shows man taking contents from old Bulmans Cannery vegetable mix and making, eating soup

A can of dehydrated vegetable mix packaged at the historic Bulmans Cannery in Vernon, possibly before the Second World War, has become a YouTube hit. (New England Wildlife and More screen photo)
Owners of Vernon’s Italian Kitchen Company have projected local restaurant revenues are down 90 per cent in the wake of COVID-19, but most are staying optimistic and coming up with creative ways to get their food out. (Morning Star - file photo)

COVID-19: Vernon restaurant group forecasts 90% revenue loss for eateries

Pretium Restaurant Group stays positive as coronavirus pandemic affects businesses big and small

Owners of Vernon’s Italian Kitchen Company have projected local restaurant revenues are down 90 per cent in the wake of COVID-19, but most are staying optimistic and coming up with creative ways to get their food out. (Morning Star - file photo)
Longtime Vernon businessman and athlete King Cam died in his sleep at age 72 on March 14. (Photo submitted)

Vernon ‘larger than life’ businessman dies in sleep

King Cam was known for his hard work with cars and snowplows, and his prowess in hockey and golf

Longtime Vernon businessman and athlete King Cam died in his sleep at age 72 on March 14. (Photo submitted)
SilverStar Mountain Resort has announced an employee has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. (Morning Star - file photo)

SilverStar employee tests positive for COVID-19

Australian employee was staying in staff lodging and noticed symptoms upon returning home

SilverStar Mountain Resort has announced an employee has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. (Morning Star - file photo)
The future of fairs such as Armstrong’s Interior Provincial Exhibition is in doubt because of COVID-19. Right now, the 121st annual IPE is still a go from Sept. 2-6. (Morning Star - file photo)

Armstrong IPE still on… for now

Future of 700 such fairs in Canada in question because of pandemic

The future of fairs such as Armstrong’s Interior Provincial Exhibition is in doubt because of COVID-19. Right now, the 121st annual IPE is still a go from Sept. 2-6. (Morning Star - file photo)
Vernon’s Kendra Jones-Munk has committed to the UBC Okanagan Heat women’s golf team for 2020-21. (Black Press - file photo))

Vernon golfer tees up with UBCO

Kendra Jones-Munk commits to Heat U-SPORTS program

Vernon’s Kendra Jones-Munk has committed to the UBC Okanagan Heat women’s golf team for 2020-21. (Black Press - file photo))
Vernon’s Yvonne Messner, who died of cancer at age 63 on March 18, wanted everyone to know she had a fulfilling life. So she wrote her own obituary. (Photo submitted)

Okanagan woman pens own obituary

Vernon’s Yvonne Messner died March 18 from cancer; wrote obituary about her wonderful life

Vernon’s Yvonne Messner, who died of cancer at age 63 on March 18, wanted everyone to know she had a fulfilling life. So she wrote her own obituary. (Photo submitted)
Okanagan craft distillery looks to make hand sanitizer amid COVID-19 pandemic

Okanagan craft distillery looks to make hand sanitizer amid COVID-19 pandemic

Okanagan Spirits is waiting on bottles and some red tape before offering distillery-made product

Okanagan craft distillery looks to make hand sanitizer amid COVID-19 pandemic
Green beer will still be available Tuesday at Kelly O’Bryans but St. Patrick’s Day celebrations at the restaurant have been postponed because of COVID-19. (File photo)

COVID-19: Okanagan Irish pub to pour green beer for 50

Big celebration at Kelly O’Bryans, however, have been postponed over COVID-19

Green beer will still be available Tuesday at Kelly O’Bryans but St. Patrick’s Day celebrations at the restaurant have been postponed because of COVID-19. (File photo)