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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)
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)