Andre Lodder

Posse lasso Knights 5-3

The North Okanagan Knights were looking to beat a last-place team and gain ground on their quest for home-ice advantage in the playoffs.

Silver Star Rotary president Monty Hughes (left), McDonald’s store manager Lisa Dranchuk, employee Marita Veipans and Courtney Niehaus, of the Vernon and District Association for Community Living, display a plaque that was presented to the restaurant.

Restaurant earns top recognition

McDonald's working with Vernon and District Association for Community Living

Silver Star Rotary president Monty Hughes (left), McDonald’s store manager Lisa Dranchuk, employee Marita Veipans and Courtney Niehaus, of the Vernon and District Association for Community Living, display a plaque that was presented to the restaurant.
Jeff Anderson, of Trials Stars, jumps from the ground to a box during one of their shows at the Interior Provincial Exhibition.

Trials Stars captivate crowd

Tricks proving popular during the Interior Provincial Exhibition

Jeff Anderson, of Trials Stars, jumps from the ground to a box during one of their shows at the Interior Provincial Exhibition.
Phuong Sam (above) of Who Ate All the Pies? lays it out for the ball in beach volleyball action at Paddlewheel Park.

Photo: Diggin’ in the sand

Action for Vernon beach volleyball league at Paddlewheel Park.

Phuong Sam (above) of Who Ate All the Pies? lays it out for the ball in beach volleyball action at Paddlewheel Park.
Members of Poseidon’s Fury paddle at a dragon boat festival. The rec mixed team is always looking for new paddlers and will be participating in the Vernon Dragon Boat Festival Aug. 18.

Paddlers splash into Prospera Vernon Dragon Boat Festival

At first glance, watching a dragon boat glide through the water might look as easy and as fluid as a couple in a canoe.

Members of Poseidon’s Fury paddle at a dragon boat festival. The rec mixed team is always looking for new paddlers and will be participating in the Vernon Dragon Boat Festival Aug. 18.
Dylan Johnston (left) with Canadian Olympic fencing athlete Philippe Beaudry at the Olympics in London, England.

Vernon resident lends a hand at Olympics

He may not be competing in the Olympics, but Dylan Johnston is currently experiencing a golden opportunity in London.

Dylan Johnston (left) with Canadian Olympic fencing athlete Philippe Beaudry at the Olympics in London, England.
Mike Fazio (left) and Rafal Banas (middle) give a demonstration on a hospital staff member at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital. Fazio and Banas are set to finish a clerkship in Vernon as part of their third year studies with UBC.

Med students make Vernon rounds

In August, Rafal Banas and Mike Fazio of UBC’s Southern Medical Program will complete an Integrated Community Clerkship in Vernon.

Mike Fazio (left) and Rafal Banas (middle) give a demonstration on a hospital staff member at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital. Fazio and Banas are set to finish a clerkship in Vernon as part of their third year studies with UBC.
West of Hell will be performing in Vernon as part of a Western Canada Tour.

West of Hell visits Vernon

West of Hell will be in Vernon Thursday, Aug. 2 at Sneakers Pub.

West of Hell will be performing in Vernon as part of a Western Canada Tour.
Lumby’s Dayton Ricketts recently travelled to L.A. as part of the Acuvue 1-Day Contest to have his musical dream come true.

Musical dream starts to take shape

Lumby's Dayton Ricketts has travelled to Los Angeles after winning a contest and moves closer to fulfilling his dream

Lumby’s Dayton Ricketts recently travelled to L.A. as part of the Acuvue 1-Day Contest to have his musical dream come true.
Retired RCMP officer Terry Pakenham (above) and his son Colin Pakenham demonstrate self defense moves during the Jean Minguy Memorial Youth Academy.

Police academy generates memories

Morning Star reporter relives Jean Minguy Memorial Youth Academy experience

Retired RCMP officer Terry Pakenham (above) and his son Colin Pakenham demonstrate self defense moves during the Jean Minguy Memorial Youth Academy.
Grant Turner, dealer for the Vernon Canadian Tire, and general manager Mark Corson are excited about the new store renovations that will be unveiled at a grand re-opening, May 10-13.

Vernon’s Canadian Tire ready to roll out new look

Vernon's Canadian Tire unveils new Smart Store layout at grand re-opening, May 10-13.

Grant Turner, dealer for the Vernon Canadian Tire, and general manager Mark Corson are excited about the new store renovations that will be unveiled at a grand re-opening, May 10-13.
Gloria Morgan (left) gets a high five from her caddy, NDP leader Adrian Dix, at the NOCLS Charity Golf Tournament Friday at the Vernon Golf and Country Club.

NOCLS golf classic hits record total

21st annual NOCLS golf tournament at the Vernon Golf and Country Club raises a record $102,350.

Gloria Morgan (left) gets a high five from her caddy, NDP leader Adrian Dix, at the NOCLS Charity Golf Tournament Friday at the Vernon Golf and Country Club.
Vernon’s Mark Shaw finished up his season at Lincoln Lanes by rolling a 416 in the final week. It was his first career 400-game since he started bowling seven years ago.

Shaw joins 400 club

Vernon's Mark Shaw rolls 10 strikes in a row on the way to a 416 game at Lincoln Lanes.

Vernon’s Mark Shaw finished up his season at Lincoln Lanes by rolling a 416 in the final week. It was his first career 400-game since he started bowling seven years ago.
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