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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)
A COVID-19 outbreak at Vernon's Heritage Square long-term care home. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Interior Health reports second-highest number of COVID-19 cases over weekend in B.C.

1,345 new cases, more than Vancouver Coastal Health Authority

A COVID-19 outbreak at Vernon's Heritage Square long-term care home. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
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No appointment necessary for rapid COVID-19 tests in Interior Health

Limited supplies are available and reserved for at-risk individuals

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A Pixton Road home in Lake Country is the second most expensive valued residence in the region at $13.5 million. (BC Assessment photo)

Okanagan home to some of B.C.’s top priced real estate

Six Okanagan properties made the top 500 list, while assessments rose 30-40 per cent across the region

A Pixton Road home in Lake Country is the second most expensive valued residence in the region at $13.5 million. (BC Assessment photo)
Interior Health is planning whole community immunization clinics in rural and remote communities. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Omicron reaches Interior Health as COVID-19 numbers top B.C.

First 3 cases of latest variant detected in IH

Interior Health is planning whole community immunization clinics in rural and remote communities. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
File photo of Prospera Place in Kelowna.  (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

UPDATE: Interior Health COVID-19 restrictions under consideration

Health Minister Adrian Dix responds to Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick’s concerns

File photo of Prospera Place in Kelowna.  (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)
Kelly Hunt was last seen Oct 16 in Lake Country. (Contributed)

Missing Okanagan man may be in Lower Mainland

RCMP believe Kelly Hunt may have travelled to Lower Mainland

Kelly Hunt was last seen Oct 16 in Lake Country. (Contributed)
Shannon White is missing from Kamloops, after she was last heard from Nov. 1. (Contributed)

UPDATE: Kamloops woman still missing after RCMP locate Jeep

Shannon White never showed up for work, or returned home Nov. 1

Shannon White is missing from Kamloops, after she was last heard from Nov. 1. (Contributed)
Sadie and Austin Feener were driving a white Dodge Caravan when they broke down somewhere near Merritt Monday and have not been heard from since. (Contributed)

UPDATE: Alberta couple, and cat, missing in B.C. located

Last heard from near Merritt after their van broke down, couple believed to be near Golden now

Sadie and Austin Feener were driving a white Dodge Caravan when they broke down somewhere near Merritt Monday and have not been heard from since. (Contributed)
In this file photo, then Brigadier General Trevor Cadieu arrives at Canadian Forces Base Edmonton, Alta. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Incoming army commander with ties to Vernon faces sexual allegations

Lt.-Gen. Trevor Cadieu, once an air cadet at the local Army Camp, denies ‘historical’ allegations

In this file photo, then Brigadier General Trevor Cadieu arrives at Canadian Forces Base Edmonton, Alta. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
New data suggests COVID-19 has accelerated the decline in mental health among young Canadians. (Black Press Media File)

B.C. teachers eager to EASE high school anxiety

New resource aimed at high-levels of anxiety among high school students

New data suggests COVID-19 has accelerated the decline in mental health among young Canadians. (Black Press Media File)
FILE – Grade one students wear masks as they attend class at Honore Mercier elementary school Tuesday, March 9, 2021 in Montreal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Tracker says B.C. schools recording COVID-19 exposures at 10 times last year’s rate

Volunteer moms have logged more than 1,000 cases, ‘and it is only early October’

FILE – Grade one students wear masks as they attend class at Honore Mercier elementary school Tuesday, March 9, 2021 in Montreal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz