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M.V. Beattie Elementary

COVID-19 outbreak closes Enderby school

M.V. Beattie Elementary students learning from home Nov. 15-19

M.V. Beattie Elementary
The B.C. government recently announced that it is providing more than $450,000 to Okanagan College's Kelowna campus to deliver two intakes of its hospitality professional program. (Photo: Pexels)
The B.C. government recently announced that it is providing more than $450,000 to Okanagan College's Kelowna campus to deliver two intakes of its hospitality professional program. (Photo: Pexels)
The Kelowna RCMP’s Insp. Adam MacIntosh takes questions from media on Nov. 12, 2021. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

Charges, fines possible for protesters who hijacked Kelowna Remembrance Day ceremony: RCMP

Insp. Adam MacIntosh said the disturbance from local anti-vax protesters was ‘a step too far’

The Kelowna RCMP’s Insp. Adam MacIntosh takes questions from media on Nov. 12, 2021. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
Rail Trail access at Dilworth Drive in Kelowna. (Google Maps)

Fundraiser launched for Kelowna teen attacked, robbed on Rail Trail

The 17-year-old suffered a fractured skull and a collapsed lung, according to the GoFundMe page

Rail Trail access at Dilworth Drive in Kelowna. (Google Maps)
Across the lake, West Kelowna hosted its own Remembrance Day ceremony at Royal LePage Place on Nov. 11. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Kelowna RCMP investigating anti-vaxx disruption at Remembrance Day ceremony

According to RCMP, there were around 75 to 100 demonstrators gathered at the cenotaph

Across the lake, West Kelowna hosted its own Remembrance Day ceremony at Royal LePage Place on Nov. 11. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Photo: Keith Boehmer, Military History Interpreter at the Okanagan Military Museum.

Oyama and the First World War

Story supplied by the Lake Country Cultural and Heritage Society

  • Nov 11, 2021
Photo: Keith Boehmer, Military History Interpreter at the Okanagan Military Museum.
Cottonwoods Care Centre’s second COVID-19 outbreak was declared on Aug. 4. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

COVID-19 outbreak declared over at Kelowna’s Cottonwoods Care Home

The outbreak, the facility’s second, was first declared on Aug. 4

Cottonwoods Care Centre’s second COVID-19 outbreak was declared on Aug. 4. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Dozens of people lined the streets surrounding the Vernon Cenotaph for the Remembrance Day service Thursday, Nov. 11. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

VIDEO: Vernon remembers

Hundreds of residents show up to pay their respects and lay poppies throughout the day

Dozens of people lined the streets surrounding the Vernon Cenotaph for the Remembrance Day service Thursday, Nov. 11. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Dozens of people lined the streets surrounding the Vernon Cenotaph for the Remembrance Day service Thursday, Nov. 11. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

COLUMN: A time to reflect, not a time to predict

Events of past wars should not be used to promote outrage

Dozens of people lined the streets surrounding the Vernon Cenotaph for the Remembrance Day service Thursday, Nov. 11. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming is pinned with the first poppy of the 2021 campaign by Royal Canadian Legion president Bill Balcaen outside city hall. Poppies are available for purchase by donation ahead of Remembrance Day. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

North Okanagan Remembrance Day ceremonies limited

Public urged to take a moment of silence, in their own space, and display poppies

Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming is pinned with the first poppy of the 2021 campaign by Royal Canadian Legion president Bill Balcaen outside city hall. Poppies are available for purchase by donation ahead of Remembrance Day. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
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Morning Start: More than 2,200 people helped form the largest human poppy

Your morning start for Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021

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Snow dusted runs at Silver Star Resort on Oct. 27 (Silver Star webcam)

Snow forecast for Remembrance Day morning in Vernon

Environment Canada calling for up to two centimetres

Snow dusted runs at Silver Star Resort on Oct. 27 (Silver Star webcam)
Spider-Island, filmed in Vernon, comes to the Towne Theatre Nov. 17 for three showings in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association. (Contributed)

Spider-Man back at the big screen, starring Okanagan

Film in support of Canadian Mental Health Association debuts Nov. 17

Spider-Island, filmed in Vernon, comes to the Towne Theatre Nov. 17 for three showings in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association. (Contributed)
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)
The fawn mule deer that was injured by an unleashed dog in Kuiper’s Peak Mountain Park on Nov. 7. (Contributed)

Unleashed dog attack on deer in Kelowna park leads to charges against owner

Conservation officers had to euthanize the injured deer

The fawn mule deer that was injured by an unleashed dog in Kuiper’s Peak Mountain Park on Nov. 7. (Contributed)
Crowds at English Bay were blasted with a large beam of light from an RCMP Air-1 helicopter on Friday, May 14. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marc Grandmaison

Loaded firearm leads to arrests in Vernon

RCMP converged near Upper Room Mission, police helicopter called in during chase

Crowds at English Bay were blasted with a large beam of light from an RCMP Air-1 helicopter on Friday, May 14. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marc Grandmaison
Firefighters returned to the North Valley Gymnastics Club Tuesday morning to douse hot spots in the remains following the devastating fire Sunday. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Vernon gymnastics fire deemed suspicious

RCMP investigating Oct. 31 blaze that destroyed facility, community rallies around North Valley

Firefighters returned to the North Valley Gymnastics Club Tuesday morning to douse hot spots in the remains following the devastating fire Sunday. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
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Morning Start: An avid gamer has collected over 2,400 gaming systems

Your morning start for Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021

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British comedy duo James and Jamesy will perform O’ Christmas Tea next month in Penticton. (Thaddeus Hink photo)

VIDEO: James and Jamesy can’t wait to return to Penticton and share some Christmas-themed laughs

The British comedy duo is set to perform O’ Christmas Tea at Cleland Theatre Dec. 8 and 9

British comedy duo James and Jamesy will perform O’ Christmas Tea next month in Penticton. (Thaddeus Hink photo)
Ecole Kelowna Secondary School. (File photo)

Rumours of lunch-hour fight at Kelowna high school prompt hold and secure

Staff received reports that other schools would attend the school property to observe a fight

Ecole Kelowna Secondary School. (File photo)