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Lorraine Rogers updates wait times at the North Okanagan Medical Clinic on the Medimap website, which alerts patients to how long they should expect to wait at various clinics. (Morning Star file photo)

Medimap draws award from B.C. doctors

Excellence in Health Promotion Award from Doctors of BC goes to Medimap

Lorraine Rogers updates wait times at the North Okanagan Medical Clinic on the Medimap website, which alerts patients to how long they should expect to wait at various clinics. (Morning Star file photo)
Lady and Ruth have been inducted into the Purina Animal Hall of Fame for their life-saving efforts last year to save their owner who crashed off Westside Road. (Darren Hull image)

Video: B.C. canines crowned for saving owner’s life

One-year-later Matthew Smith is still recovering, in Campbell River

Lady and Ruth have been inducted into the Purina Animal Hall of Fame for their life-saving efforts last year to save their owner who crashed off Westside Road. (Darren Hull image)
Drivers line up for $109.9 gas at the Super Save station at 25th Avenue and 43rd Street in Vernon Thursday afternoon. (Jennifer Smith/Morning Star)

Updated: Cars lined up around the block as gas hits 109.9 in B.C. city

The gas wars continue in Vernon, B.C. with prices as low as $109.9 in North Okanagan

Drivers line up for $109.9 gas at the Super Save station at 25th Avenue and 43rd Street in Vernon Thursday afternoon. (Jennifer Smith/Morning Star)
A Go Fund Me page has been started for Kyle Petersmeyer and Kira Sawatsky who lost their Armstrong home to a fire Monday. (Submitted Photo)

Young B.C. couple expecting first baby lose home in ‘suspicious’ fire

Armstrong community rallies around couple following fire, which RCMP have deemed suspicious

A Go Fund Me page has been started for Kyle Petersmeyer and Kira Sawatsky who lost their Armstrong home to a fire Monday. (Submitted Photo)
The RCMP and coroner are investigating after fetal human remains were located in the 3900 block of 31A Street, near the Vernon Jubilee Hospital. (Google Maps street view Image)

Fetal remains found in apartment parkade

Vernon RCMP and coroner investigating

The RCMP and coroner are investigating after fetal human remains were located in the 3900 block of 31A Street, near the Vernon Jubilee Hospital. (Google Maps street view Image)
Animals hopping for Easter

Animals hopping for Easter

Goat capers atop giant rodent at B.C. farm

Animals hopping for Easter
Spring snow melt uncovers dirty needles in B.C. city

Spring snow melt uncovers dirty needles in B.C. city

Vernon residents are upset with number of needles being found around town with spring melt

Spring snow melt uncovers dirty needles in B.C. city
A flag person was struck by a vehicle on Highway 6 in Lavington at 10 am Friday morning. (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)

Flag person struck by car in Okanagan dies

Female traffic control person succumbs to injuries from Lavington accident

A flag person was struck by a vehicle on Highway 6 in Lavington at 10 am Friday morning. (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)
Melissa Verleg (right), pictured with her husband and two boys, is fighting to have the life-sustaining medication she needs covered under B.C. medical. (Shira Brown photo)Photo by Shira Brown

B.C. residents rally for medication

Cystic fibrosis patients from Vernon, Vancouver, Victoria among those rallying at Legislature Wednesday

Melissa Verleg (right), pictured with her husband and two boys, is fighting to have the life-sustaining medication she needs covered under B.C. medical. (Shira Brown photo)Photo by Shira Brown
B.C. flaggers rally after colleague struck in Okanagan

B.C. flaggers rally after colleague struck in Okanagan

Traffic Control Personnel respond to colleague being hit in Lavington

B.C. flaggers rally after colleague struck in Okanagan
Magnus checks out his new emu buddies at his Mission, B.C. home earlier this year. The birds (which are now at least double the size of the dog) and Magnus have become best friends. (Jenna McRae photo)

B.C. bulldog and emu make adorable best-friend pair

Check out how some Mission, B.C. pets have bonded, making for some amusing videos

Magnus checks out his new emu buddies at his Mission, B.C. home earlier this year. The birds (which are now at least double the size of the dog) and Magnus have become best friends. (Jenna McRae photo)
Pot shops targeted despite looming legalization

Pot shops targeted despite looming legalization

Business licenses being pulled, yet no enforcement in Vernon

Pot shops targeted despite looming legalization
B.C. women still battling for medication coverage

B.C. women still battling for medication coverage

Vernon and Victoria women fighting to get the drug they need to survive covered under B.C. medical

B.C. women still battling for medication coverage
B.C. women cut off life-changing medication

B.C. women cut off life-changing medication

Changes in health insurance coverage devastate Okanagan and Victoria women battling cystic fibrosis

B.C. women cut off life-changing medication