Caitlin Clow

The weather worked in favour of the 120th annual Armstrong Interior Provincial Exhibition and Stampede Aug. 28-Sept. 1, 2019. (Katherine Peters - Morning Star)

COVID-19 postpones Armstrong IPE for 2nd year

Fair to make 2022 comeback

The weather worked in favour of the 120th annual Armstrong Interior Provincial Exhibition and Stampede Aug. 28-Sept. 1, 2019. (Katherine Peters - Morning Star)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)

Vernon man points weapon in road rage incident

25-year-old man arrested, BB gun seized; charges pending

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
Cody New spotted a white pickup driving erratically, swerving in and out of lanes on Hwy. 97 heading north into Vernon around 8:30 a.m. March 24, 2021. (Cody New - Facebook)

Erratic elderly driver showed no sign of alcohol impairment: Vernon police

Cody New caught the whole thing on dashcam and shared it to social media

Cody New spotted a white pickup driving erratically, swerving in and out of lanes on Hwy. 97 heading north into Vernon around 8:30 a.m. March 24, 2021. (Cody New - Facebook)
Only a few RCMP vehicles could be seen on the Sagmoen property on Nov. 8, 2017, just before police announced they were leaving the farm but not ending their investigation. (File photo)

Sagmoen cop assault matter postponed again

North Okanagan man to enter plea April 8

Only a few RCMP vehicles could be seen on the Sagmoen property on Nov. 8, 2017, just before police announced they were leaving the farm but not ending their investigation. (File photo)
Cody New spotted a white pickup driving erratically, swerving in and out of lanes on Hwy. 97 heading north into Vernon around 8:30 a.m. March 24, 2021. (Cody New - Facebook)

WATCH: ‘Bad karma’ for early-morning erratic driver stopped in Vernon

Witness saw the white pickup swerving in and out of lanes on Hwy. 97 south of town

Cody New spotted a white pickup driving erratically, swerving in and out of lanes on Hwy. 97 heading north into Vernon around 8:30 a.m. March 24, 2021. (Cody New - Facebook)
Armstrong MetalFest co-founder Jesse Valstar performs with Odinfist during the annual event at the Hassen Arena and IPE Grounds in 2019. (Jennifer Blake - File)

Province backs Armstrong MetalFest

Metal festival organizers announce support from BC Arts Council will keep them ‘on their feet’

Armstrong MetalFest co-founder Jesse Valstar performs with Odinfist during the annual event at the Hassen Arena and IPE Grounds in 2019. (Jennifer Blake - File)
Polson Park skatepark. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star file)

Vernon police probe skatepark theft

Vernon-area parent warns others after son’s bag nabbed by allegedly armed teens

Polson Park skatepark. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star file)
Ogopogo statue at Paul's Tomb in Kelowna photo: Youtube screenshot from colintube1

Vernon relinquishes Ogopogo rights to Syilx Nation

City of Vernon had held the copyright since 1956

Ogopogo statue at Paul's Tomb in Kelowna photo: Youtube screenshot from colintube1
The weather worked in favour of the 120th annual Armstrong Interior Provincial Exhibition and Stampede Aug. 28-Sept. 1, 2019. (Katherine Peters - Morning Star)

Armstrong IPE in holding pattern amid COVID-19

‘We don’t hold the glass ball and can’t see what the future will bring’

The weather worked in favour of the 120th annual Armstrong Interior Provincial Exhibition and Stampede Aug. 28-Sept. 1, 2019. (Katherine Peters - Morning Star)
Curtis Sagmoen takes a smoke break during the start of his latest trial Monday, Feb. 10. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Sagmoen cop assault charge plea delayed once more

High-profile North Okanagan man was slated to enter a plea March 18

Curtis Sagmoen takes a smoke break during the start of his latest trial Monday, Feb. 10. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
A video shared to Facebook of an argument turned physical at the Polson Park skatepark Tuesday, March 16, has garnered more than 300 comments. (Jay Sharma - Facebook)

Vernon woman decked in face in alleged stolen skateboard brouhaha

Video captures argument turned physical between woman and youth

A video shared to Facebook of an argument turned physical at the Polson Park skatepark Tuesday, March 16, has garnered more than 300 comments. (Jay Sharma - Facebook)
A portion of Salmon River Road in Spallumcheen was tagged with a warning to sex trade workers near Curtis Sagmoen’s family farm. (Tiffany Jackson - Facebook)

Message warning sex trade workers scrawled on road near Sagmoen farm

Police issued formal warning about Curtis Sagmoen five months ago

A portion of Salmon River Road in Spallumcheen was tagged with a warning to sex trade workers near Curtis Sagmoen’s family farm. (Tiffany Jackson - Facebook)
Coldstream residents discovered the previously targeted rainbow crosswalk (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Police seek tips on Coldstream rainbow crosswalk defacing

This is the second time the crosswalk had been targeted by vandals

Coldstream residents discovered the previously targeted rainbow crosswalk (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Some Vernon RCMP officers are in isolation following an exposure event. (Morning Star file photo)

Vernon Mounties in isolation after COVID-19 exposure

Immediate precautions were taken after officers identified in exposure event

Some Vernon RCMP officers are in isolation following an exposure event. (Morning Star file photo)
54-year-old Carl Jourdain of Vernon was last seen Feb. 16, 2021. Vernon North Okanagan RCMP asked the public for tips March 12. (RCMP)

Missing Vernon man last seen nearly a month ago

RCMP concerned for the well-being of missing man

54-year-old Carl Jourdain of Vernon was last seen Feb. 16, 2021. Vernon North Okanagan RCMP asked the public for tips March 12. (RCMP)
Reba is an 11-year-old purebred Himalayan from Vernon vying for the title of America’s Favorite Pet. (Elaine Gross - Contributed)

Final push for Vernon cat in U.S. pet contest

Reba, the purebred Himalayan, is hoping she can count on your vote to win top prize

Reba is an 11-year-old purebred Himalayan from Vernon vying for the title of America’s Favorite Pet. (Elaine Gross - Contributed)
An Armstrong store owner alerted RCMP after a man used a fake $10 bill March 9, 2021. (Nicole Ramsey - Contributed)

Phoney $10 used in North Okanagan shop a reminder to check cash

Bill emblazoned with Chinese characters stating its for training purposes

An Armstrong store owner alerted RCMP after a man used a fake $10 bill March 9, 2021. (Nicole Ramsey - Contributed)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)

Enderby man dies in crash off Salmon River Road

Vehicle travels off road, through field and flips before coming to a rest at the bottom of an embankment

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
Ogopogo the Misunderstood Lake Monster was written by Don Levers and self-published in 1985. (Amazon)

‘Ogopogo’ to make comeback in children’s book after Vernon greenlights use

The City of Vernon has held famed lake monster’s copyright for past 65 years

Ogopogo the Misunderstood Lake Monster was written by Don Levers and self-published in 1985. (Amazon)
This is the second year (2021) the heavy metal music festival had to be cancelled. (Morning Star file photo)

Plug pulled on Armstrong MetalFest once more

COVID-19 silences heavy metal music festival that draws hundreds to region for a second year

This is the second year (2021) the heavy metal music festival had to be cancelled. (Morning Star file photo)