Jennifer Smith

A large quantity of drugs, including prescription drugs, was found in a Vernon drug bust Nov. 30, 2022. (RCMP photo)

2,400 pills found in crowded home during Vernon drug bust

RCMP concerned over increasing number of prescription pills found in possession of drug traffickers

A large quantity of drugs, including prescription drugs, was found in a Vernon drug bust Nov. 30, 2022. (RCMP photo)
A kitten crawled inside the engine compartment of a firetruck at a crash Sunday, Nov. 27 and was discovered back at the firehall. (City of Vernon photo)

Feline fine after fur-raising ride on Vernon fire truck

Stowaway cat catches a ride with firefighters

A kitten crawled inside the engine compartment of a firetruck at a crash Sunday, Nov. 27 and was discovered back at the firehall. (City of Vernon photo)
Korry Zepik said his head was pushed into the pavement while he was protesting against the anti-COVID crowd Oct. 1 in Vernon. (Contributed)

Vernon man assaulted while counter-protesting anti-COVID rally

RCMP looking for witnesses to incident that sent pandemic believer to hospital

Korry Zepik said his head was pushed into the pavement while he was protesting against the anti-COVID crowd Oct. 1 in Vernon. (Contributed)
Shaylene Lakey grew up in Vernon in foster care and continues to live here. (Contributed)

B.C. woman shares journey to reclaim Indigenous heritage after losing it in foster care

Shaylene Lakey may have found a safe place growing up, but felt robbed of her culture

Shaylene Lakey grew up in Vernon in foster care and continues to live here. (Contributed)
Seattle comedian Bo Johnson is coming to Vernon Saturday, Sept. 10. (Contributed)

Comedy tour brings Seattle talent to B.C.

Washington comedian joins OK, Dope crew across province

Seattle comedian Bo Johnson is coming to Vernon Saturday, Sept. 10. (Contributed)
(Michael Potestio/Kamloops This Week)

UPDATE: Body found in Thompson River in Kamloops confirmed to be Vernon man

Police and coroner working to identify; Vernon doctor drowned 12 days earlier

(Michael Potestio/Kamloops This Week)
Vernon’s Neuron e-scooters are a popular mode of travel, but there is concern over the lack of helmet use on them and related injuries. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Scooting into Okanagan emergency rooms due to lack of helmets: Interior Health

Safety reminders issued following start of Vernon and Kelowna programs

Vernon’s Neuron e-scooters are a popular mode of travel, but there is concern over the lack of helmet use on them and related injuries. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Darla Smith, 11, gets her first COVID-19 vaccination at the Vernon Rec Centre recently. Children born in 2009 are eligible to be vaccinated. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

New Interior Health clinics boost COVID-19 vaccination for kids

Upcoming vaccine dates in Vernon, Nelson, Revelstoke and Penticton

Darla Smith, 11, gets her first COVID-19 vaccination at the Vernon Rec Centre recently. Children born in 2009 are eligible to be vaccinated. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Leah Pahlke, 16, is believed to be on the Westside, missing from her Alberta home. (Contributed)

UPDATE – Missing Alberta girl found safe in B.C.

16-year-old may be in the Okanagan area: RCMP

Leah Pahlke, 16, is believed to be on the Westside, missing from her Alberta home. (Contributed)
Carlos Palmer, a Surrey resident, was last seen in Vernon May 26, 2022. (Contributed)

UPDATE: Missing Surrey man last seen in Vernon found

RCMP thank public for their assistance

Carlos Palmer, a Surrey resident, was last seen in Vernon May 26, 2022. (Contributed)
A Surrey RCMP vehicle is seen on the site of a car crash in 2020. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Suspects still at large in Vernon after Mountie injured, cruisers rammed

RCMP on the hunt for suspects involved in May 27 event

A Surrey RCMP vehicle is seen on the site of a car crash in 2020. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Cases of avian flu have been detected on certain poultry farms in six central Alberta counties. (File photo from flickr)

Avian flu in North Okanagan creates large control zone

Canadian Food Inspection Agency infected zone includes Grindrod

Cases of avian flu have been detected on certain poultry farms in six central Alberta counties. (File photo from flickr)
Murray Rankin, B.C. minister of indigenouse relations and reconcilitation, announces grants to reduce wildfire risks at the Kalamalka See Orchard Tuesday, April 19. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Grants reduce Okanagan wildfire risks

$3.5 million directed to Kamloops Fire Centre and First Nations

Murray Rankin, B.C. minister of indigenouse relations and reconcilitation, announces grants to reduce wildfire risks at the Kalamalka See Orchard Tuesday, April 19. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Cases of avian flu have been detected on certain poultry farms in six central Alberta counties. (File photo from flickr)

UPDATE: Avian flu confirmed at Okanagan farm

Canadian Food Inspection Agency tests came back positive

Cases of avian flu have been detected on certain poultry farms in six central Alberta counties. (File photo from flickr)
Vernon's Ashley Wadsworth was murdered in the U.K. Feb. 1, just days before she was scheduled to return home. (Ashley Wadsworth/Facebook photo)

‘She wanted to do so many things’: Vernon family grieving woman murdered in England

Trial date set for accused, Jack Sepple, after Ashley Wadsworth found dead

Vernon's Ashley Wadsworth was murdered in the U.K. Feb. 1, just days before she was scheduled to return home. (Ashley Wadsworth/Facebook photo)
Vernon's Ashley Wadsworth was murdered in the U.K. Feb. 1, just days before she was scheduled to return home. (Ashley Wadsworth/Facebook photo)

Murder charge laid in stabbing of Vernon teen in U.K.

Ashley Wadsworth was visiting her boyfriend at the time

Vernon's Ashley Wadsworth was murdered in the U.K. Feb. 1, just days before she was scheduled to return home. (Ashley Wadsworth/Facebook photo)
Vernon Health Unit COVID-19 testing site has seen long lineups and delays. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Interior Health tops all of B.C. with Tuesday’s COVID-19 cases

Provincial health report numbers show region with 406 new cases

Vernon Health Unit COVID-19 testing site has seen long lineups and delays. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
COVID-19 testing at the Vernon Health Services Unit. (Jennifer Smith - Vernon Morning Star)

8 deaths in Interior Health over weekend, most in B.C.

IH had 1,182 new cases, second highest from Fraser Health’s 1,225

COVID-19 testing at the Vernon Health Services Unit. (Jennifer Smith - Vernon Morning Star)
A mask-wearing tree at the Vernon Health Unit's COVID-19 testing centre. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Interior Health COVID-19 cases second highest in B.C., 2 days in a row

New cases just under those of Fraser Health, as reported Thursday and Friday

A mask-wearing tree at the Vernon Health Unit's COVID-19 testing centre. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
A semi-truck lost a load of crushed cars on the Trans Canada Highway near Kamloops Thursday morning. (A&M Towing)

UPDATE: Spill of 30 crushed cars cleaned up on Highway 1 near Kamloops

Crews were on scene since 4:30 a.m. until almost 4 p.m. cleaning up

A semi-truck lost a load of crushed cars on the Trans Canada Highway near Kamloops Thursday morning. (A&M Towing)