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Campers left a mess at a site in Cherryville over the weekend, as seen Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, sparking concern from local residents who are asking elected officials and politicians to do something. (Contributed photo)

Wedding party bear sprayed at Okanagan campsite irks locals

Latest criminal activity at the Meadows leaves locals frustrated

Campers left a mess at a site in Cherryville over the weekend, as seen Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, sparking concern from local residents who are asking elected officials and politicians to do something. (Contributed photo)
British Columbians worried as end of COVID-19 rental supplement looms

British Columbians worried as end of COVID-19 rental supplement looms

Single mom struggles as supplement was her saving grace

British Columbians worried as end of COVID-19 rental supplement looms
B.C.’s best bikers crank out top spots at Crankworx

B.C.’s best bikers crank out top spots at Crankworx

Finn Iles and Casey Brown No. 1 in first day of CLIF Crankworx mountain biking at SilverStar

B.C.’s best bikers crank out top spots at Crankworx
Vernon’s own Rory MacLeod, under the lyrical label NOX, is donating all proceeds from his song Strange Times to Food Banks Canada. (Submitted Photo)

VIDEO: B.C. musicians feed the need amid ‘Strange Times’

NOX donates to Food Bank for every stream

Vernon’s own Rory MacLeod, under the lyrical label NOX, is donating all proceeds from his song Strange Times to Food Banks Canada. (Submitted Photo)
Risk of COVID-19 low in schools, Interior Health states

Risk of COVID-19 low in schools, Interior Health states

Medical Health Officer reassures parents as some children and staff head back to class June 1

Risk of COVID-19 low in schools, Interior Health states
A Vernon photographer gave away 20 newborn sessions to babies whose photography bookings have been disrupted by COVID-19. (Image Studios photo)

Babies born during pandemic miss out on precious moments

One North Okanagan photographer gives away photography sessions to babies born during pandemic

A Vernon photographer gave away 20 newborn sessions to babies whose photography bookings have been disrupted by COVID-19. (Image Studios photo)
Canadian businesses urged to complete survey on COVID-19 impacts

Canadian businesses urged to complete survey on COVID-19 impacts

Chamber and Statistic Canada trying to understand what businesses are going through

Canadian businesses urged to complete survey on COVID-19 impacts
Air ambulance flew a boy from a Lumby home to Kelowna General Hospital, where he died Sunday, April 5. (Black Press file photo)

Major crimes investigating sudden death of North Okanagan child

The 8 year old was flown to Kelowna General Hospital and died hours later

Air ambulance flew a boy from a Lumby home to Kelowna General Hospital, where he died Sunday, April 5. (Black Press file photo)
Easter Bunny not a COVID-19 carrier, allowed to do drop offs

Easter Bunny not a COVID-19 carrier, allowed to do drop offs

World Health Organization grants permission to Bunny as he cannot transfer the virus

Easter Bunny not a COVID-19 carrier, allowed to do drop offs
Some schools are already using online platforms to teleconference and send messages. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

B.C. schools Zoom to online education amid COVID-19

K-12 educators will receive access this month, up to individual districts whether they use it or not

Some schools are already using online platforms to teleconference and send messages. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Google image of Bylands where employees have tested positive for COVID-19

Migrant worker advocates blame feds, employers for COVID-19 outbreak at B.C. garden store

Migrant farm worker group calls on government for adequate health and safety requirements

Google image of Bylands where employees have tested positive for COVID-19
The Ministry of Education has launched an online tool called Keep Learning B.C. with educations activities for all ages. (Keep Learning B.C.)

Kids get back to learning in B.C., online

Ministry of Education rolls out new tool for school

The Ministry of Education has launched an online tool called Keep Learning B.C. with educations activities for all ages. (Keep Learning B.C.)
Vernon Girl Guide Mabel Smith sells cookies to staff at Watkin Motors Ford prior to the suspension of sales. (Facebook Photo)

Cookie monsters rejoice as B.C. stores sell Girl Guide sweets

With door-to-door sales cancelled, a few big chains have stepped up to distribute

Vernon Girl Guide Mabel Smith sells cookies to staff at Watkin Motors Ford prior to the suspension of sales. (Facebook Photo)
Areas in yellow indicate high smoke sensitivity areas where open burning restrictions are in place to decrease susceptibility to COVID-19. (Interactive Venting Index)

Increased coronavirus cases spark B.C.-wide burning restrictions

Centre for Disease Control recommends measure to reduce excess air pollution

Areas in yellow indicate high smoke sensitivity areas where open burning restrictions are in place to decrease susceptibility to COVID-19. (Interactive Venting Index)
Fiona Forshaw, right, has made a public announcement that she likely has coronavirus, therefore she and her family are in self-isolation. (Submitted Photo)

Vernon mom with presumptive COVID-19 case shares inside look into self-quarantining

‘At this point, just stay home,’ urges parent as family is in full quarantine

Fiona Forshaw, right, has made a public announcement that she likely has coronavirus, therefore she and her family are in self-isolation. (Submitted Photo)
Pharmacists in B.C. can now authorize prescription refills and renewals amid COVID-19. (Black Press Media files)

COVID-19: Skip doc, see pharmacist for renewals

B.C. pharmacists authorized to issue prescription renewals and emergency refills

Pharmacists in B.C. can now authorize prescription refills and renewals amid COVID-19. (Black Press Media files)
Girl Guide Mabel Smith sells cookies to staff at the Watkin Motors Ford dealership in Vernon, B.C., prior to the suspension of sales. (Facebook Photo)

Girl Guide cookie sales hurt by coronavirus

Canadian organization suspends cookie sales and camps

Girl Guide Mabel Smith sells cookies to staff at the Watkin Motors Ford dealership in Vernon, B.C., prior to the suspension of sales. (Facebook Photo)
Legion thanks RCMP with free memberships

Legion thanks RCMP with free memberships

BC/Yukon Command celebrates 100 years of RCMP service

Legion thanks RCMP with free memberships
Transplant recipients annually deliver thanks to operating room staff as part of BC Transplant’s Operation Popcorn initiative. (Morning Star file photo)

B.C.’s 500th lung transplant, from Okanagan, delivers thanks

Judi Mori joins Operation Popcorn in Vancouver

Transplant recipients annually deliver thanks to operating room staff as part of BC Transplant’s Operation Popcorn initiative. (Morning Star file photo)
Two arrested after shots fired in North Okanagan

Two arrested after shots fired in North Okanagan

Highway 97 re-opens after a six-hour closure due to a police incident near Falkland

Two arrested after shots fired in North Okanagan