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The ninth annual Cheese… It’s Natural celebration takes place Saturday, March 19, in Armstrong at the Hassen Arena. (Morning Star - file photo)

No holes in North Okanagan cheese festival

Ninth annual Cheese…It’s a Natural celebration set for Saturday, March 19, in Armstrong

The ninth annual Cheese… It’s Natural celebration takes place Saturday, March 19, in Armstrong at the Hassen Arena. (Morning Star - file photo)
Work on the new Coldstream Station for the Okanagan Rail Trail on Kalamalka Road is slated to begin Monday, March 14. (Google Maps photo)

Okanagan rail trail station construction on track

When finished before the summer season, station will provide area with access to Okanagan Rail Trail

Work on the new Coldstream Station for the Okanagan Rail Trail on Kalamalka Road is slated to begin Monday, March 14. (Google Maps photo)
Spallumcheen’s Ina Forrest and Team Canada will play for a wheelchair curling medal at the Beijing Paralympics after a come-from-behind 7-6 win over Norway Thursday, March 9. (Angela Burger Photo)

Spallumcheen wheelchair curler playing for Paralympics medal

Ina Forrest and Team Canada qualify for final four in Beijing; Lumby’s Logan Leach has DNF in Para Alpine event

Spallumcheen’s Ina Forrest and Team Canada will play for a wheelchair curling medal at the Beijing Paralympics after a come-from-behind 7-6 win over Norway Thursday, March 9. (Angela Burger Photo)
Vernon’s Gerrit van Soest placed sixth overall in the super giant slalom at the FIS World Youth Alpine Ski championships in Invermere at Panorama Resort. (Contributed)

Vernon skier cracks top-7 at world championships

Gerrit Van Soest, 20, finishes sixth in super giant slalom at World Youth Alpine Ski championships in Invermere

Vernon’s Gerrit van Soest placed sixth overall in the super giant slalom at the FIS World Youth Alpine Ski championships in Invermere at Panorama Resort. (Contributed)
Spallumcheen's Ina Forrest takes aim during a wheelchair curling round-robin match Tuesday, March 8, against South Korea at the 2022 Paralympics in Beijing. (Angela Burger Photo)

North Okanagan curler, Canada in mid-week Paralympic funk

Ina Forrest and Canadian wheelchair curling team in three-game losing slide at Beijing

Spallumcheen's Ina Forrest takes aim during a wheelchair curling round-robin match Tuesday, March 8, against South Korea at the 2022 Paralympics in Beijing. (Angela Burger Photo)
Lumby’s Logan Leach (right) and guide Julien Petit finished sixth in Monday’s men’s super combined visually impaired race at the 2022 Beijing Paralympics. (paralympic.ca photo)

Lumby’s Leach sixth in Paralympics’ super combined ski race

Logan Leach, youngest Team Canada member at 19, and guide Julien Petit continue to impress

Lumby’s Logan Leach (right) and guide Julien Petit finished sixth in Monday’s men’s super combined visually impaired race at the 2022 Beijing Paralympics. (paralympic.ca photo)
Three Vernon stations, including Shell on Okanagan Landing Road, have raised the price of regular gas to $1.78.9 on Tuesday, March 1. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Vernon gas price skyrockets nearly 30 cents

Several stations selling regular fuel at $1.78.9 as of Tuesday, March 1

Three Vernon stations, including Shell on Okanagan Landing Road, have raised the price of regular gas to $1.78.9 on Tuesday, March 1. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Lumby’s Phoebe Suttling is vying to become the next cover girl of Inked Magazine in an online competition. (Inked photo)

Okanagan women lead Inked Magazine group stage

There are three ladies in bid to become magazine’s fifth cover girl; current voting ends at 7 p.m. tonight

Lumby’s Phoebe Suttling is vying to become the next cover girl of Inked Magazine in an online competition. (Inked photo)
Vernon’s Gerrit Van Soest has been chosen to represent Canada at the FIS Alpine Junior World Skiing Championships March 1-9 at Panorama Resort, B.C. (BC Alpine photo)

Vernon skier to represent Canada

Gerrit Van Soest, 20, will compete for Canada March 1-9 at world junior finals at Panorama Resort

Vernon’s Gerrit Van Soest has been chosen to represent Canada at the FIS Alpine Junior World Skiing Championships March 1-9 at Panorama Resort, B.C. (BC Alpine photo)
Firefighters in Coldstream battled a major house fire on Hawthorne Place last Friday, Jan. 14.
(Roger Knox - Calendar)

UPDATE: Arrest made in suspicious fire that destroyed Coldstream home

38-year-old charged with arson with disregard for human life

Firefighters in Coldstream battled a major house fire on Hawthorne Place last Friday, Jan. 14.
(Roger Knox - Calendar)
Members of the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are investigating the scene of a sudden death downtown. (Jennifer Smith/Morning Star)

UPDATE: Downtown Vernon sudden death deemed suspicious

The intersection of 33rd Street and 32nd Ave was closed to foot and vehicle traffic for several hours

Members of the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are investigating the scene of a sudden death downtown. (Jennifer Smith/Morning Star)
Pete Wise (left) receives the 2021 District of Coldstream Community Achievement Award from Mayor Jim Garlick Monday, Nov. 22. Wise has devoted more than 57 years to search and rescue and helping domestic and wild animals in the region. (District of Coldstream photo)

Wise choice for Coldstream achievement honour

District pays tribute to longtime search and rescue, animal volunteer Pete Wise with annual award

Pete Wise (left) receives the 2021 District of Coldstream Community Achievement Award from Mayor Jim Garlick Monday, Nov. 22. Wise has devoted more than 57 years to search and rescue and helping domestic and wild animals in the region. (District of Coldstream photo)
Softball has been among the uses at the former Kin Race Track and could be part of the future of a new park located at the facility. The City of Vernon has created a survey for the public’s input as to what it would like to see at the site. (Morning Star - file photo)

Public ideas sought for new Vernon park

City creates survey to hear from residents about what they’d like for new park at Kin Race Track site

Softball has been among the uses at the former Kin Race Track and could be part of the future of a new park located at the facility. The City of Vernon has created a survey for the public’s input as to what it would like to see at the site. (Morning Star - file photo)
Auctioneer Don Raffan (left) and chair Brian Reid (bow tie) were again front-and-centre for the Kalamalka Rotary Club’s 37th annual Dream Auction held Saturday, Nov. 20. (Carousel Studios photo - file picture)

Kal Rotary Dream Auction raises more than $182K in Vernon

Community’s generosity highlighted in unique 37th annual event

Auctioneer Don Raffan (left) and chair Brian Reid (bow tie) were again front-and-centre for the Kalamalka Rotary Club’s 37th annual Dream Auction held Saturday, Nov. 20. (Carousel Studios photo - file picture)
Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP Supt. Shawna Baher. (Morning Star - file photo)

B&E suspect nabbed by North Okanagan’s top cop

Supt. Shawna Baher arrests break-and-enter suspect in Vernon Tuesday Nov. 16

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP Supt. Shawna Baher. (Morning Star - file photo)
The Splatsin Workplace Vaccination Policy has been approved by band council, meaning all employees, contractors, and elected officials will have to provide proof of vaccination by Nov. 30.(Canadian Press - file photo)

Splatsin council approves vaccination policy

All employees, elected officials, contractors must have proof of vaccination by Nov. 30

The Splatsin Workplace Vaccination Policy has been approved by band council, meaning all employees, contractors, and elected officials will have to provide proof of vaccination by Nov. 30.(Canadian Press - file photo)
The City of Vernon has now implemented a vaccination policy for employees and volunteers who support municipal services. (Black Press Media file photo)

Vernon institutes vaccination mandate for employees, volunteers

Staff and volunteers with municipal services must have COVID vaccines by Jan. 14, 2022

The City of Vernon has now implemented a vaccination policy for employees and volunteers who support municipal services. (Black Press Media file photo)
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11 candidates in the ring for Vernon council seat

Sherrilee Franks, Andrew Wylie, Kevin Demers, Catherine Lord and Ed Stranks file papers for byelection

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Enderby beagle Miss P, shown after winning Best In Show at the 2015 Westminster Kennel Club dog show at Madison Square Garden in New York with handler Will Alexander and owners Kaitlyn and Lori Crandlemire of Enderby (right), died at her North Okanagan home earlier this month at age 10. (Facebook photo)

Beloved Enderby best-in-show beagle dies at home

Miss P, winner of Best In Show at Westminster Kennel Club show in NY in 2015, was 10

Enderby beagle Miss P, shown after winning Best In Show at the 2015 Westminster Kennel Club dog show at Madison Square Garden in New York with handler Will Alexander and owners Kaitlyn and Lori Crandlemire of Enderby (right), died at her North Okanagan home earlier this month at age 10. (Facebook photo)
Kelly Fehr, of Turning Points, chats with a fellow recovering alcoholic at Bill's Place, a sober living facility. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Vernon councillor shares story of addiction

Fehr breaks free of grips of alcohol

Kelly Fehr, of Turning Points, chats with a fellow recovering alcoholic at Bill's Place, a sober living facility. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)