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Curtis Sagmoen to be sentenced for latest assault conviction

Curtis Sagmoen to be sentenced for latest assault conviction

North Okanagan man was found guilty Feb. 11 of running over escort with an ATV

Curtis Sagmoen to be sentenced for latest assault conviction
The second annual Vernon Pride Prom has been postponed to Aug. 28, 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Stock photo/Allie Smith)

Vernon Pride Prom organizers set late-August dance date

Second-annual dance for LGBTQ+ youth scheduled for Aug. 28

The second annual Vernon Pride Prom has been postponed to Aug. 28, 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Stock photo/Allie Smith)
Michael Herringer played between the pipes for the Kelowna Rockets from 2014 to 2017. (Warren Henderson photo)

Former Kelowna Rocket speaks out about racism in Canadian hockey, society

Michael Herringer shared his personal experiences on Instagram June 5

Michael Herringer played between the pipes for the Kelowna Rockets from 2014 to 2017. (Warren Henderson photo)
Black bear strolls into Okanagan homeowner’s living room

Black bear strolls into Okanagan homeowner’s living room

Conservation officers are searching for the bear, which entered a home in the Foothills area

Black bear strolls into Okanagan homeowner’s living room
Aaron Davis caught this bear on security camera roaming around his Foothills home, on Phoenix Drive, at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 9. (Surveillance footage)

Black bear strolls into Vernon house

Conservation officers are searching for the bear, which entered a home in the Foothills area

Aaron Davis caught this bear on security camera roaming around his Foothills home, on Phoenix Drive, at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 9. (Surveillance footage)
Injured 71-year-old mountain biker rescued from Okanagan trail

Injured 71-year-old mountain biker rescued from Okanagan trail

Vernon firefighters assisted with the rescue in Ellison Provincial Park

Injured 71-year-old mountain biker rescued from Okanagan trail
Morning Start: The inventor of the slapshot played in the Coloured Hockey League

Morning Start: The inventor of the slapshot played in the Coloured Hockey League

Your morning start for Friday, June 5, 2020

Morning Start: The inventor of the slapshot played in the Coloured Hockey League
Injured equestrian rescued in North Okanagan

Injured equestrian rescued in North Okanagan

The Vernon Search and Rescue Group Society assisted in the Wednesday evening rescue

Injured equestrian rescued in North Okanagan
Morning Start: Before Rosa Parks, there was Claudette Colvin

Morning Start: Before Rosa Parks, there was Claudette Colvin

Your morning start for Thursday, June 4, 2020

Morning Start: Before Rosa Parks, there was Claudette Colvin
A cougar was seen near Peter Greer Elementary School Saturday morning, May 30, 2020. (File photo)

District offers safety tips after cougar spotted near Lake Country school

The animal was seen on a walking trail near Peter Greer Elementary Saturday morning

A cougar was seen near Peter Greer Elementary School Saturday morning, May 30, 2020. (File photo)
B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaks on pandemic response at the B.C. legislature, May 6, 2020. (B.C. government photo)

Similkameen winery co-owned by Dr. Bonnie Henry

B.C.’s provincial health officer is part of the original ownership group of Clos du Soleil in Keremeos

B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaks on pandemic response at the B.C. legislature, May 6, 2020. (B.C. government photo)
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for parts of the B.C. Interior Saturday, May 30, 2020. (Stock photo)

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Okanagan, Shuswap

Environment Canada is forecasting strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy downpours in parts of the Interior

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for parts of the B.C. Interior Saturday, May 30, 2020. (Stock photo)
A toddler in Enderby was airlifted to hospital after suffering serious burns Thursday, May 28, 2020. (Sarah Nikkel photo)

Okanagan toddler airlifted to hospital after suffering serious burns

Vernon’s Advanced Life Support paramedic crew was called to the scene in Enderby Thursday afternoon

A toddler in Enderby was airlifted to hospital after suffering serious burns Thursday, May 28, 2020. (Sarah Nikkel photo)
A garbage collection worker suffered a serious injury on an Armstrong route due to improperly disposed hazardous waste items Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (Stock photo)

Improper waste disposal leaves Okanagan worker with serious injury

The city’s waste collection contractor has seen two incidents of improper disposal in as many weeks

A garbage collection worker suffered a serious injury on an Armstrong route due to improperly disposed hazardous waste items Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (Stock photo)
The District of Coldstream’s municipal offices will open June 1 amid COVID-19. (Morning Star file photo)

Coldstream boat launches closed due to high water

All boat launches at the north end of Kalamalka Lake have been closed effective immediately

The District of Coldstream’s municipal offices will open June 1 amid COVID-19. (Morning Star file photo)
Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued a special weather statement for the Shuswap and Okanagan regions. (Stock photo)

Strong thunderstorms expected for Shuswap, Okanagan this weekend

Environment Canada meterologist also warns of heavy wind, rain and a potential for flooding

Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued a special weather statement for the Shuswap and Okanagan regions. (Stock photo)
Michelle, Culic and her children, Tiana and Khayden, received the keys to their new home Wednesday, May 27, 2020, marking the completion of a housing project by Habitat for Humanity Okanagan. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

WATCH: New home for Vernon family

Single mom, two kids new residents of Habitat for Humanity’s first completed project in Vernon

Michelle, Culic and her children, Tiana and Khayden, received the keys to their new home Wednesday, May 27, 2020, marking the completion of a housing project by Habitat for Humanity Okanagan. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce sent a letter to Health Minister Adrian Dix and Interior Health president Susan Brown, opposing the location of a downtown overdose prevention site. (Jonathan Hayward - The Canadian Press)

Vernon chamber backs council’s opposition of downtown overdose prevention site

The chamber sent a letter to B.C.’s health minister calling for the site not to be located downtown

The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce sent a letter to Health Minister Adrian Dix and Interior Health president Susan Brown, opposing the location of a downtown overdose prevention site. (Jonathan Hayward - The Canadian Press)
VIDEO: Flowers stolen from Vernon distillery

VIDEO: Flowers stolen from Vernon distillery

Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery captured surveillance footage of the thief in a black car

VIDEO: Flowers stolen from Vernon distillery
A western painted turtle is spotted nesting at Buttertubs Marsh, Nanaimo. (Warren Cronan photo)

Injured Okanagan turtle on the road to recovery

The painted turtle, injured by a pair of youths May 19, has arrived at a Kamloops wildlife hospital

A western painted turtle is spotted nesting at Buttertubs Marsh, Nanaimo. (Warren Cronan photo)