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Caden Danbrook of the Vernon Panthers is back for a second stint with Team B.C. and a chance to play in the Football Canada Cup U18 championship starting Sunday in Kingston, Ont. Danbrook will be joined in Ontario by Panthers teammates Liam Reid, Zack Smith and Brady Szeman. (Morning Star - file photo)

Okanagan football foursome named to Team B.C.

Quartet will try to help province win Football Canada Cup U18 championship for first time

Caden Danbrook of the Vernon Panthers is back for a second stint with Team B.C. and a chance to play in the Football Canada Cup U18 championship starting Sunday in Kingston, Ont. Danbrook will be joined in Ontario by Panthers teammates Liam Reid, Zack Smith and Brady Szeman. (Morning Star - file photo)
New-to-Lumby resident Paul Hutchen, who arrived in the village in April, won $1 million in Saturday’s Lotto 649 draw’s guaranteed prize draw. (BC Lottery Corporation - photo)

Okanagan village newcomer wins $1 million in lottery

Paul Hutchen, 70, is a retired power engineer and widower who arrived in Lumby in April

New-to-Lumby resident Paul Hutchen, who arrived in the village in April, won $1 million in Saturday’s Lotto 649 draw’s guaranteed prize draw. (BC Lottery Corporation - photo)
Two main parachutes on two separate jumps failed to deploy Sunday during Vernon’s Okanagan Skydive’s Great Freefall Festival at the Vernon Regional Airport. Both jumpers used their reserve chutes to float safely to the ground. (Black Press - file photo)

‘Very rare event’ – two main parachutes fail at Okanagan skydive festival

Neither jumper injured as both used reserve chute to float safely to ground in Vernon

Two main parachutes on two separate jumps failed to deploy Sunday during Vernon’s Okanagan Skydive’s Great Freefall Festival at the Vernon Regional Airport. Both jumpers used their reserve chutes to float safely to the ground. (Black Press - file photo)
Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP and Vernon Fire Rescue Service personnel question a man discovered having a snooze on the roof of Vernon’s W.L. Seaton Secondary School Sunday morning. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Man has snooze on Okanagan school roof

Emergency personnel in Vernon called to Seaton Secondary Sunday a.m. for report of ‘man down on roof’

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP and Vernon Fire Rescue Service personnel question a man discovered having a snooze on the roof of Vernon’s W.L. Seaton Secondary School Sunday morning. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Vernon golfer Kendra Jones-Munk (right) accepts the Zone 2 Junior Girls Tour Championship trophy from zone chairperson Olivia Higgs after capturing the title on the third playoff hole at Gallagher’s Canyon course in Kelowna. (Submitted)

Okanagan golfer earns tour trifecta

Kendra Jones-Munk wins Zone 2 junior girls tour title, Order of Merit and most sportsmanlike honours

Vernon golfer Kendra Jones-Munk (right) accepts the Zone 2 Junior Girls Tour Championship trophy from zone chairperson Olivia Higgs after capturing the title on the third playoff hole at Gallagher’s Canyon course in Kelowna. (Submitted)
Missing and murdered Indigenous women remembered at Okanagan rally

Missing and murdered Indigenous women remembered at Okanagan rally

Red Dress campaign honours the memory of missing and murdered Indigenous women across Canada

Missing and murdered Indigenous women remembered at Okanagan rally
Linear Park, next to the People Place, will shortly have two porta potties installed for the summer months. (Morning Star - file photo)

North Okanagan’s homeless-populated park to get porta potties, despite concerns

Vernon city council votes to install 2 portable units for the summer months

Linear Park, next to the People Place, will shortly have two porta potties installed for the summer months. (Morning Star - file photo)
Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming (left) congratulates city bylaw compliance officer Al Harrison on being named 2019 Bylaw Officer of the Year by the Licence Inspectors and Bylaw Officers Association of B.C. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Okanagan bylaw officer best in B.C.

Al Harrison named Bylaw Officer of the Year at annual association conference

Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming (left) congratulates city bylaw compliance officer Al Harrison on being named 2019 Bylaw Officer of the Year by the Licence Inspectors and Bylaw Officers Association of B.C. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming (left) congratulates city bylaw compliance officer Al Harrison on being named 2019 Bylaw Officer of the Year by the Licence Inspectors and Bylaw Officers Association of B.C. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

Okanagan bylaw officer best in B.C.

Al Harrison of Vernon named Bylaw Officer of the Year at annual association conference

Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming (left) congratulates city bylaw compliance officer Al Harrison on being named 2019 Bylaw Officer of the Year by the Licence Inspectors and Bylaw Officers Association of B.C. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
The Coldstream Fire Department extinguished a vehicle fire and resulting small grass fire Monday afternoon in the Cougar Canyon parking lot off Cosens Bay Road. Two occupants of the vehicle got out safely and were not injured. (Coldstream Fire Department - photo)

Car fire sparks grass fire in popular Okanagan park

Vehicle catches fire in Cougar Canyon parking lot; two occupants get out safely

The Coldstream Fire Department extinguished a vehicle fire and resulting small grass fire Monday afternoon in the Cougar Canyon parking lot off Cosens Bay Road. Two occupants of the vehicle got out safely and were not injured. (Coldstream Fire Department - photo)
Okanagan smash-and-grab nets electric bike

Okanagan smash-and-grab nets electric bike

Rock thrown through front door of Southward Medical Supplies, bike grabbed from near door

Okanagan smash-and-grab nets electric bike
Canadian singer-songwriter icon Murray McLauchlan jokes with the crowd of 500 at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Monday that he’s about to rock out. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Murray McLauchlan delights Okanagan crowd

Canadian music icon puts on wonderful two-hour show at Performing Arts Centre

Canadian singer-songwriter icon Murray McLauchlan jokes with the crowd of 500 at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Monday that he’s about to rock out. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Coldstream’s Ollie Reid will suit up for the BC Selects Team Brick that will compete in the most prestigious hockey tournament in the world for 10-year-old players, the Brick Invitational July 1-7 at West Edmonton Mall. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Okanagan hockey player ready for Brick Invitational

Ollie Reid will play for Team BC at world’s most prestigious tournament for 10-year-olds in Edmonton

Coldstream’s Ollie Reid will suit up for the BC Selects Team Brick that will compete in the most prestigious hockey tournament in the world for 10-year-old players, the Brick Invitational July 1-7 at West Edmonton Mall. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Pieper’s legacy honoured with North Okanagan ‘buddy benches’

Pieper’s legacy honoured with North Okanagan ‘buddy benches’

Three benches erected at Armstrong schools in memory of beloved education assistant Anita Pieper

Pieper’s legacy honoured with North Okanagan ‘buddy benches’
Armstrong Highland Park Elementary principal Rob Ellis kisses Willow the llama because his kids reached a fundraising goal. (Photo - submitted)

Armstrong principal puckers up to llama

Rob Ellis makes good to students to kiss farm animal if they raise more than $4000 for charity

Armstrong Highland Park Elementary principal Rob Ellis kisses Willow the llama because his kids reached a fundraising goal. (Photo - submitted)
Lumby’s Walter Oldenborger spent nearly everyday for five years restoring his 1950 Dodge two-door hardtop Custom Royal, the feature car in this year’s North Okanagan chapter of the Vintage Car Club of Canada’s 25th anniversary Father’s Day Car Show June 16 at the Village Green Centre. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

North Okanagan Dodge leads vintage car club show

Walter Oldenborger’s ‘58 Dodge two-door hardtop Custom Royal took five years to fully restore

Lumby’s Walter Oldenborger spent nearly everyday for five years restoring his 1950 Dodge two-door hardtop Custom Royal, the feature car in this year’s North Okanagan chapter of the Vintage Car Club of Canada’s 25th anniversary Father’s Day Car Show June 16 at the Village Green Centre. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
McLauchlan set to perform hits, new tunes in Okanagan

McLauchlan set to perform hits, new tunes in Okanagan

Canadian music icon Murray McLauchlan brings tour to Vernon June 17

McLauchlan set to perform hits, new tunes in Okanagan
Car rolls into North Okanagan home

Car rolls into North Okanagan home

RCMP investigate Middleton Mountain incident

Car rolls into North Okanagan home
Solutions offered, emotions high at Vernon town hall meeting

Solutions offered, emotions high at Vernon town hall meeting

Vernon council hears from more than 40 speakers in 2.5-hour meeting on downtown issues

Solutions offered, emotions high at Vernon town hall meeting
Safeway to rebrand several stores as FreshCo

Safeway to rebrand several stores as FreshCo

Parent company announces six Safeways are closing and being turned into FreshCo Store

Safeway to rebrand several stores as FreshCo