Parker Crook

Morning Star editor Parker Crook dons his gloves and throws a jab to the camera. (Roger Knox/Morning Star)

At Random: The clock doth tick

Vernon Morning Star reporter turned editor says goodbye

Morning Star editor Parker Crook dons his gloves and throws a jab to the camera. (Roger Knox/Morning Star)
With more than 300 members, the North Okanagan Bridge Club turned 55-years-old this year. (Dave Murison photo)

North Okanagan Bridge Club marks milestone birthday

The club turned 55 in 2019

With more than 300 members, the North Okanagan Bridge Club turned 55-years-old this year. (Dave Murison photo)
BC Wildfire: Two new fires sparked in Kamloops Fire Centre

BC Wildfire: Two new fires sparked in Kamloops Fire Centre

Both fires are 0.01 hectares in size, with one northeast of Merritt and the other near Monte Lake

BC Wildfire: Two new fires sparked in Kamloops Fire Centre
Nathan Fisher’s spirits are high after he was caught in an avalanche at SilverStar Mountain Resort March 20. (Photo submitted)

‘Believe in miracles’: Man caught in SilverStar avalanche has amazing outlook on life

The outpouring of community support has aided Fisher’s road to recovery

Nathan Fisher’s spirits are high after he was caught in an avalanche at SilverStar Mountain Resort March 20. (Photo submitted)
A late night barrel and pallet fire is being treated as suspicious, a fire official said. (Parker Crook - Morning Star)

Suspicious pallet fire doused

Vernon Fire Rescue Services extinguished the small fire within minutes of arriving on the scene

A late night barrel and pallet fire is being treated as suspicious, a fire official said. (Parker Crook - Morning Star)
Fire crews working to extinguish a 100 metre by 100 metre grass fire in the BX near Swan Lake Thursday afternoon. (Jennifer Smith/Morning Star)

Vernon’s first grass fire of 2019 sparked early

Fire near L&A, McLennan Road was estimated to be 100 metres by 100 metres in size

Fire crews working to extinguish a 100 metre by 100 metre grass fire in the BX near Swan Lake Thursday afternoon. (Jennifer Smith/Morning Star)
Police said the incident, known as skitching, could have had fatal consequences. (File photo)

‘It would have killed him’: Teen cyclist avoids injury after hitching a ride on semi

Vernon police said the incident, known as skitching, could have had fatal consequences

Police said the incident, known as skitching, could have had fatal consequences. (File photo)
Rain pummels a tarp overtop a restaurant in Banaue, Philippines. (Parker Crook - Morning Star)

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: Rainy days ahead

Rain in the forecast until Wednesday

Rain pummels a tarp overtop a restaurant in Banaue, Philippines. (Parker Crook - Morning Star)
The BC SPCA is executing a warrant at an Irish Creek Road property. (Facebook)

Animals seized from North Okanagan property

Animals to be seized not yet confirmed

The BC SPCA is executing a warrant at an Irish Creek Road property. (Facebook)
A GoFundMe campaign for Nathan Fisher, the man who was injured in an avalanche at SilverStar Wednesday, March 20, quickly exceeded its $15,000 fundraising target. (GoFundMe image)

Fundraising campaign launched for man caught in SilverStar avalanche

In only two days, the GoFundMe surpassed its $15,000 goal

A GoFundMe campaign for Nathan Fisher, the man who was injured in an avalanche at SilverStar Wednesday, March 20, quickly exceeded its $15,000 fundraising target. (GoFundMe image)
Vernon’s dust advisory ended Sunday, March 24. (Parker Crook - Morning Star)

Dust advisory over for Vernon

Environment Canada ended the advisory Sunday

Vernon’s dust advisory ended Sunday, March 24. (Parker Crook - Morning Star)
Juice is flowing at Farmstrong Cider Company as the cidery works to open for its second season this spring. (Parker Crook - Morning Star)

Farm to bottle at Farmstrong Cider Company

Armstrong cidery looks to connect consumers with the source of their products

Juice is flowing at Farmstrong Cider Company as the cidery works to open for its second season this spring. (Parker Crook - Morning Star)
Two small avalanches occurred just before SilverStar Mountain Resort was set to launch its inaugural Seismic Mountain Festival. Officials say everything is still a go for the event. (Morning Star file photo)

UPDATE: Avalanche consultants deployed to SilverStar

Two small slides occurred at SilverStar Mountain Resort Wednesday, one of which sent one to hospital

Two small avalanches occurred just before SilverStar Mountain Resort was set to launch its inaugural Seismic Mountain Festival. Officials say everything is still a go for the event. (Morning Star file photo)
A man has been airlifted to the hospital after an isothermal avalanche at SilverStar March 20. (Photo contributed)

Avalanche at SilverStar sends one to hospital

A man has been sent to hospital after an isothermal avalanche at SilverStar March 20

A man has been airlifted to the hospital after an isothermal avalanche at SilverStar March 20. (Photo contributed)
‘Mountain high’ sewer rates frustrate Silver Star property owners

‘Mountain high’ sewer rates frustrate Silver Star property owners

Silverhawk Utilities said they are working to address the property owners association’s concerns

‘Mountain high’ sewer rates frustrate Silver Star property owners
MQN’s Nadine Witt, Mark Anderson, Brian Quiring, Dorothy Quiring, Dora Anderson, Darren Witt, Bruce Young and Deb Young were in Vancouver for the 2019 Georgie Awards. (Photo submitted)

MQN of Vernon brings home Georgie gold

Vernon architecture and design firm top five finalist in five separate categories

MQN’s Nadine Witt, Mark Anderson, Brian Quiring, Dorothy Quiring, Dora Anderson, Darren Witt, Bruce Young and Deb Young were in Vancouver for the 2019 Georgie Awards. (Photo submitted)
Eight-year-old Anneke and 10-year-old Luc VanderVelde shy away from traffic on Silver Star Road. (Lisa VanderVelde Photography)

Input on Vernon school bus changes sought

The Vernon School District is looking for feedback on changes to their transportation policies

Eight-year-old Anneke and 10-year-old Luc VanderVelde shy away from traffic on Silver Star Road. (Lisa VanderVelde Photography)
An RCMP ERT vehicle rolled along 52 Avenue in Langley City. A similar ERT vehicle was spotted in Lumby Saturday, March 9. (Black Press file photo)

Police emergency response team dispatched to Lumby

The team was in Lumby Saturday, March 9 to arrest a man

An RCMP ERT vehicle rolled along 52 Avenue in Langley City. A similar ERT vehicle was spotted in Lumby Saturday, March 9. (Black Press file photo)
Wade Appell pleaded guilty to one count of possession for the purpose of trafficking in Vernon Supreme Court Monday, March 11. (Black Press file photo)

Guilty plea entered on fentanyl trafficking charge in Vernon

Wade Appell pleaded guilty to one count of possession for the purpose of trafficking

Wade Appell pleaded guilty to one count of possession for the purpose of trafficking in Vernon Supreme Court Monday, March 11. (Black Press file photo)
The Crown entered a stay of proceedings in the charges against Joseph Vance Caron in Vernon Law Courts Monday, March 11. (Google photo)

Stay of proceedings in Armstrong sexual assault trial

The Crown has entered a stay of proceedings in the charges against Joseph Vance Caron

The Crown entered a stay of proceedings in the charges against Joseph Vance Caron in Vernon Law Courts Monday, March 11. (Google photo)