Jennifer Smith

The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP arrested Brandon Allen Oppenheimer for assault with a weapon and and other charges Thursday night, Aug. 25, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Woman allegedly punched in Vernon elevator for refusing money to stranger

Suspect sought in assault in residential building

The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP arrested Brandon Allen Oppenheimer for assault with a weapon and and other charges Thursday night, Aug. 25, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
(Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Double fatal in North Okanagan Christmas Eve crash

Both drivers killed, occupant suffers serious injuries

(Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
Highway 5 between Hope and Merritt is closed in both directions on Sunday (Dec. 18) afternoon after vehicle incidents both northbound and southbound. /File Photo

Incident blocking both lanes of Highay 97 near Vernon’s Westside Road

DriveBC reporting delays at Head of the Lake Road

Highway 5 between Hope and Merritt is closed in both directions on Sunday (Dec. 18) afternoon after vehicle incidents both northbound and southbound. /File Photo
Water flooding from a Vernon business closes main street Thursday afternoon. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Vernon street reopened after flood

A block of 30th Avenue was closed while crews were on scene

Water flooding from a Vernon business closes main street Thursday afternoon. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
The Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre offers a dazzling array of events and presentations, both local and from around the world.

Burst pipe floods Vernon theatre, cancels show

Performing Arts Centre’s main stage damaged, school Christmas concert moved

The Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre offers a dazzling array of events and presentations, both local and from around the world.
Road closed

B.C’s Coquihalla closed between Hope and Merritt

Crash has major route shut down overnight

Road closed
Dale Babiy

Vernon man wanted by RCMP

Dale Babiy, 29, failed to comply with his probation, twice

Dale Babiy
A car went off Highway 97 at the south end of Vernon early Tuesday, Dec. 20. (Renee Sellberg photo)

BREAKING: Semi trucks spinning wheels, blocking lanes in Vernon

Hospital hill on Highway 97 is slow going southbound

A car went off Highway 97 at the south end of Vernon early Tuesday, Dec. 20. (Renee Sellberg photo)
Kaylee Kolinski (left) and her mom Jenn. (Facebook photo)

Vernon family devastated by death of teenage daughter, 2 days after surgery

Lumby student died suddenly from surgery complications

Kaylee Kolinski (left) and her mom Jenn. (Facebook photo)
Johan Friesen

UPDATE: Police release photo of wanted man in Okanagan

29-year-old Johan Friesen has outstanding warrants

Johan Friesen
SilverStar Mountain Resort has had a great season so far, but cold temperatures have closed the backside of the mountain this week. (SilverStar Fecebook photo)

Cold closes backside of Vernon’s ski hill

SilverStar Mountain Resort hovering between -16 and -27

SilverStar Mountain Resort has had a great season so far, but cold temperatures have closed the backside of the mountain this week. (SilverStar Fecebook photo)
A homeless person is covered in blankets to shield him from the cold. (Black Press Media file photo)

Warming centres opened in Okanagan amid cold snap

Penticton and Vernon have responded to the extreme cold

A homeless person is covered in blankets to shield him from the cold. (Black Press Media file photo)
Highway 6 between Middleton Way and Grey Road is closed due to a serious vehicle incident. (Google Maps)

Life-threatening injuries in Highway 6 crash near Vernon

Several serious crashes cause call for safer driving

Highway 6 between Middleton Way and Grey Road is closed due to a serious vehicle incident. (Google Maps)
Cod Gone Wild are making the rounds intimate Christmas shows around the Okanagan. (Wayne Emde photography

Cod goes wild in Okanagan rounds

Newfie-inspired band spreading Christmas cheer

Cod Gone Wild are making the rounds intimate Christmas shows around the Okanagan. (Wayne Emde photography
Shiean Blackkettle

Missing woman last seen in Vernon one week ago

RCMP asking for public’s help in finding 28-year-old

Shiean Blackkettle
A COVID-19 outbreak at Vernon's Heritage Square long-term care home has now claimed eight lives as of Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

COVID-19, respiratory infection outbreaks at Okanagan care homes

Vernon, Kelowna, Oliver, Kamloops all dealing with outbreaks

A COVID-19 outbreak at Vernon's Heritage Square long-term care home has now claimed eight lives as of Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Tyler James Quinn

UPDATE: Missing man last seen in Vernon found safe

RCMP thank public for help in locating 30 year old

Tyler James Quinn
Chelaine McInroy’s new prosthetic leg will allow her to return to her active lifestyle. (Contributed)

Benefits brighten young Armstrong woman’s life with prosthetic

Bands, businesses and individuals gave greatly to cause

Chelaine McInroy’s new prosthetic leg will allow her to return to her active lifestyle. (Contributed)
A kitten crawled inside the engine compartment of a firetruck at a crash Nov. 27 and was discovered back at the firehall. (City of Vernon photo)

Firetruck-riding Vernon cat up for adoption soon

Feline fine after fur-raising ride in engine compartment

A kitten crawled inside the engine compartment of a firetruck at a crash Nov. 27 and was discovered back at the firehall. (City of Vernon photo)
VJH Emergency department. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Man tight-lipped over gunshot wound to foot: Vernon RCMP

Victim not cooperative with police who are continuing to investigate

VJH Emergency department. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)