Parker Crook

Single-vehicle crash on Highway 97 south of Vernon

Single-vehicle crash on Highway 97 south of Vernon

Second crash on Highway 97 near Vernon Sunday

Single-vehicle crash on Highway 97 south of Vernon
Traffic is routed past a vehicle that hit the median strip on Highway 97 about four kilometres south of Vernon Sunday, Dec. 9. There is currently no word on the cause of the single-vehicle accident. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)

Crash on Highway 97 south of Vernon slows traffic

There is currently no word on the cause of the single-vehicle incident

Traffic is routed past a vehicle that hit the median strip on Highway 97 about four kilometres south of Vernon Sunday, Dec. 9. There is currently no word on the cause of the single-vehicle accident. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)
(Katya Slepian/Black Press Media)

North Okanagan road checks lead to several suspensions

BC RCMP’s CounterAttack campaign is cracking down on impaired driving

(Katya Slepian/Black Press Media)
Vernon ‘prolific offender’ court file adjourned

Vernon ‘prolific offender’ court file adjourned

Sheldon Veness will appear in Vernon Law Courts next Dec. 20

Vernon ‘prolific offender’ court file adjourned
New counsel sought in alleged assault on Vernon officers case

New counsel sought in alleged assault on Vernon officers case

Kyle Larue will appear next Dec. 13

New counsel sought in alleged assault on Vernon officers case
Vernon murder case bumped into the new year

Vernon murder case bumped into the new year

Jacqueline Leavins will appear next Jan. 31, 2019

Vernon murder case bumped into the new year
Tyson Cole.

Vernon attempted murder case moves forward

Tyson Darryl Cole will appear next Dec. 20

Tyson Cole.
Transplant recipients Larry Zutz (back left), Matt Scaife (centre), Marilyn Byfield and Lloyd Croaker hand a large box of popcorn to Vernon Jubilee Hospital operating room staff as part of BC Transplant’s Operation Popcorn initiative Dec. 6. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)

Okanagan transplant recipients offer thanks

Operation Popcorn was at Vernon Jubilee Hospital Dec. 5

Transplant recipients Larry Zutz (back left), Matt Scaife (centre), Marilyn Byfield and Lloyd Croaker hand a large box of popcorn to Vernon Jubilee Hospital operating room staff as part of BC Transplant’s Operation Popcorn initiative Dec. 6. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)
Firearm, aggravated assault charges filed against Vernon man

Firearm, aggravated assault charges filed against Vernon man

Derek Ryan Baptiste will appear in Vernon Law Courts next Dec. 27

Firearm, aggravated assault charges filed against Vernon man
Allen Devenny (right) was the recipient of Dayna Nipkow of MidWest Dental Hygiene’s nominate a veteran campaign, for which he received two hours in the dental hygiene chair Dec. 5. (Photo submitted)

Vernon veteran lauds dental hygiene clinic’s campaign

MidWest Dental Hygiene’s nominate a veteran campaign was a first initiative for the new business

Allen Devenny (right) was the recipient of Dayna Nipkow of MidWest Dental Hygiene’s nominate a veteran campaign, for which he received two hours in the dental hygiene chair Dec. 5. (Photo submitted)
People make their way through glowing Lumby and District Fire Department trucks following the Lumby Christmas Light Up parade Sunday, Dec. 2. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)

PHOTOS: Lumby shines bright

Lumby Christmas Light Up rolled through town Dec. 2

People make their way through glowing Lumby and District Fire Department trucks following the Lumby Christmas Light Up parade Sunday, Dec. 2. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)
Hockeyville spirit alive and thriving in Lumby

Hockeyville spirit alive and thriving in Lumby

Spirit of Bradley Haslam Memorial Hockey Day at the Pat Duke Memorial Arena Dec. 8

Hockeyville spirit alive and thriving in Lumby
North Okanagan gymnastics coach awaits move to provincial court

North Okanagan gymnastics coach awaits move to provincial court

Chad Andrew McDowell’s file will move to the judicial case manager’s office Dec. 5

North Okanagan gymnastics coach awaits move to provincial court
Vernon murder case to continue in the new year

Vernon murder case to continue in the new year

Paramjit Singh Bogarh will appear next Jan. 7

Vernon murder case to continue in the new year
City of Vernon Coun. Akbal Mund (back left), Leanne Hammond of Community Foundation of the North Okanagan, Debbie Jonasson of the Vernon Women’s Transition House Society (VWTHS), Micki Materi of VWTHS, Isabel Furtado of VWTHS, Cindy Klassen of VWTHS, Belinda Field of 4-H BC, Linda Yule of United Way North Okanagan Columbia Shuswap, Michelle Hudon of the Allan Brooks Nature Centre (ABNC), Jesie Harms of the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club (OBGC), Chelsea Shaver of OBGC, Debbie Bagnall of United Way, Adrienne Smith of ABNC (front left), Lisa Roberts of Nexus BC, Wendy Aasen of Literacy Society of the North Okanagan and June Kerr of the North Okanagan Optimists Club and United Way celebrate Giving Tuesday in Vernon council chambers Tuesday, Nov. 27. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)

Giving Tuesday helps Vernon non-profits help others

Giving Tuesday is a global movement that looks to give back to the community

City of Vernon Coun. Akbal Mund (back left), Leanne Hammond of Community Foundation of the North Okanagan, Debbie Jonasson of the Vernon Women’s Transition House Society (VWTHS), Micki Materi of VWTHS, Isabel Furtado of VWTHS, Cindy Klassen of VWTHS, Belinda Field of 4-H BC, Linda Yule of United Way North Okanagan Columbia Shuswap, Michelle Hudon of the Allan Brooks Nature Centre (ABNC), Jesie Harms of the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club (OBGC), Chelsea Shaver of OBGC, Debbie Bagnall of United Way, Adrienne Smith of ABNC (front left), Lisa Roberts of Nexus BC, Wendy Aasen of Literacy Society of the North Okanagan and June Kerr of the North Okanagan Optimists Club and United Way celebrate Giving Tuesday in Vernon council chambers Tuesday, Nov. 27. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)
Ebenezer Scrooge (Bob Oldfield) receives inadequate service from his housekeeper Mrs. Dilber (Eileen Podanowsk) in Powerhouse Theatre’s A Christmas Carol, which runs Nov. 28 to Dec. 8. (Photo submitted)

Theatre Review: Vernon’s Powerhouse casts faithful portrait of Dickensian London

A Christmas Carol runs at Powerhouse Theatre Nov. 28 to Dec. 8

Ebenezer Scrooge (Bob Oldfield) receives inadequate service from his housekeeper Mrs. Dilber (Eileen Podanowsk) in Powerhouse Theatre’s A Christmas Carol, which runs Nov. 28 to Dec. 8. (Photo submitted)
Kindale Development officer Cindy Masters (from left), Doug Olson, Dave Hairsine, Don McLean, Dennis John, Teresa Durning, Kunal Chander of Bean to Cup Vernon and Ruth Blencoe of Kindale celebrate the kick off to the coffeehouse’s Hampers for Hope fundraising efforts Monday, Nov. 26. A portion of all cookie sales at Bean to Cup will be odnated to the Hampers for Hope program. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)

Cookies support Kindale programming at Vernon’s Bean to Cup

A portion of all cookie sales support the Hampers for Hope program

Kindale Development officer Cindy Masters (from left), Doug Olson, Dave Hairsine, Don McLean, Dennis John, Teresa Durning, Kunal Chander of Bean to Cup Vernon and Ruth Blencoe of Kindale celebrate the kick off to the coffeehouse’s Hampers for Hope fundraising efforts Monday, Nov. 26. A portion of all cookie sales at Bean to Cup will be odnated to the Hampers for Hope program. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)
Okanagan man gets 3.5 years for sex with minor

Okanagan man gets 3.5 years for sex with minor

Sentence handed down in Vernon Law Courts Nov. 26

Okanagan man gets 3.5 years for sex with minor
New charges laid against Armstrong arson suspect

New charges laid against Armstrong arson suspect

Colette Leneveu now faces seven counts of arson in two separate files before the Vernon Law Courts

New charges laid against Armstrong arson suspect
A pantomime rendition of Beauty and the Beast takes the Asparagus Community Theatre stage Dec. 6-15. (Photo submitted)

Armstrong pantomime reinvents French fairy tale

Asparagus Community Theatre presents Beauty and the Beast Dec. 6-15

A pantomime rendition of Beauty and the Beast takes the Asparagus Community Theatre stage Dec. 6-15. (Photo submitted)