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E Division RCMP Deputy Cmsr. Craig Callens has apologized to former White Rock city staffer Jordan Murray-Wahl, for ‘unfounded’ allegations made in 2011. — Image Credit: File Photo/RCMP Statement

West Kelowna cop involved in RCMP apology

West Kelowna’s top cop is involved in an RCMP apology – several years in the making.

E Division RCMP Deputy Cmsr. Craig Callens has apologized to former White Rock city staffer Jordan Murray-Wahl, for ‘unfounded’ allegations made in 2011. — Image Credit: File Photo/RCMP Statement
Tom Cochrane’s highway still rolling through this mad, mad world

Tom Cochrane’s highway still rolling through this mad, mad world

Zest for musical stories still powers Canadian songwriting icon as he launches 25th anniversary tour

Tom Cochrane’s highway still rolling through this mad, mad world
Casino rallies for NONA project

Casino rallies for NONA project

Lake City Casinos has completed its one-year pledge to raise $10,000 for the North Okanagan Neurological Association

Casino rallies for NONA project
Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star                                Landon Currie of the Fulton Maroons drives past Gavin Huggins of the Seaton Sonics in high school hoops Wednesday night at Fulton.

Maroons drive to Zone hoops title

The Fulton Maroons will host the Okanagan Valley Senior AA Boys Basketball Championships next week.

Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star                                Landon Currie of the Fulton Maroons drives past Gavin Huggins of the Seaton Sonics in high school hoops Wednesday night at Fulton.
Ty Whitney of the Botcher Boys Devils (right) tries to put the brakes on Connor Cecchini Bannister GM Blazers in Pee Wee Super League action Sunday at Kal Tire Place.

Butcher Boys show moxy

The North Okanagan Super Hockey League playoffs will feature 96 games in…

Ty Whitney of the Botcher Boys Devils (right) tries to put the brakes on Connor Cecchini Bannister GM Blazers in Pee Wee Super League action Sunday at Kal Tire Place.
File photo                                Like tobacco, vaping will be prohibited on school grounds.

Vaping nixed at North Okanaga-Shuswap schools

The school district is adopting a prohibition on the use of vapour products at schools.

File photo                                Like tobacco, vaping will be prohibited on school grounds.
Denver high on Snakes’ Stapley

Denver high on Snakes’ Stapley

Brett Stapley averages approximately 24 minutes ice time a game with the…

Denver high on Snakes’ Stapley
B.C.’s PharmaNet system records names, addresses, CareCard numbers and a history of medications prescribed. (Wikimedia Commons image)

B.C. government investigates PharmaNet breach

Premier ‘profoundly concerned’ after data of 7,500 people compromised

B.C.’s PharmaNet system records names, addresses, CareCard numbers and a history of medications prescribed. (Wikimedia Commons image)
Kamloops This Week

Murdered man remembered by friends

Man discoverd murdered in Kamloops last weekend

Kamloops This Week
File photo                                Brian Watson’s widow, Ila, spoke about losing her husband when he was rear-ended by the pickup truck travelling on Squilax-Anglemont Road last April.

Driver’s charges upgraded to murder after fatal North Shuswap crash

Raymond Swann was originally charged with criminal negligence, now he faces second-degree murder.

File photo                                Brian Watson’s widow, Ila, spoke about losing her husband when he was rear-ended by the pickup truck travelling on Squilax-Anglemont Road last April.
B.C. trade representative David Emerson and Ambassador to the U.S. David MacNaughton speak to reporters at the B.C. legislature Thursday. (Photo: Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

U.S. ambassador ‘optimistic’ about softwood talks

Canada’s diplomat in Washington reports good cooperation on trade so far from Trump adminstration

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B.C. trade representative David Emerson and Ambassador to the U.S. David MacNaughton speak to reporters at the B.C. legislature Thursday. (Photo: Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
File photo                                RCMP officers were called to the Salmon Arm Greyhound station to arrest a man, who was in possession of a gun.

Gun-toting man arrested at Salmon Arm bus station

The arrest went without incident and there was no danger posed to public safety.

File photo                                RCMP officers were called to the Salmon Arm Greyhound station to arrest a man, who was in possession of a gun.
Premier Christy Clark greets Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon outside the B.C. legislature Tuesday. (Photo: Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Pre-election throne speech hints at tax cut by B.C. government

Pledge of ‘financial relief’ foreshadows changes in Feb. 21 budget

Premier Christy Clark greets Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon outside the B.C. legislature Tuesday. (Photo: Arnold Lim/Black Press)
BC VIEWS: Election budget sets the stage

BC VIEWS: Election budget sets the stage

Battles over youth in care, mental health and addiction will dominate legislature

BC VIEWS: Election budget sets the stage
B.C. Premier Christy Clark. (Black Press files)

Family Day rally at Clark’s office

Rally due to review which found that most senior facilities do not meet minimal government standards

B.C. Premier Christy Clark. (Black Press files)
Tax credit offered for volunteer searchers, firefighters

Tax credit offered for volunteer searchers, firefighters

Volunteers with 200 hours of service get a tax credit worth up to $150 a year

Tax credit offered for volunteer searchers, firefighters
lisa vandervelde/morning star                                Vernon Watkin Motors Mustangs forward Cash Anderson tries to beat Cochrane Rockies goalie Josh Hager during Vernon’s 10-0 win at the 46th annual Coca-Cola Classic Pee Wee Invitational Hockey Tournament Friday at the Vernon Civic Arena.

Mustangs roll into semifinal

PEE WEE HOCKEY: Vernon blasts Cochrane, Alta. 10-0 at 46th annual Coca-Classic Pee Wee Invitational

lisa vandervelde/morning star                                Vernon Watkin Motors Mustangs forward Cash Anderson tries to beat Cochrane Rockies goalie Josh Hager during Vernon’s 10-0 win at the 46th annual Coca-Cola Classic Pee Wee Invitational Hockey Tournament Friday at the Vernon Civic Arena.
Premier Christy Clark is photographed during her annual year end interview in her office at the provincial legislature in Victoria, B.C., Friday, December 16, 2016. It’s not the apology B.C. New Democrat Leader John Horgan has demanded, but Clark now admits she jumped to conclusions when she blamed the Opposition for hacking her party’s website. (The Canadian Press/Chad Hipolito)

Premier apologizes for accusing NDP of hacking

Christy Clark said NDP hacked BC Liberal Party website, but private information was left unprotected

Premier Christy Clark is photographed during her annual year end interview in her office at the provincial legislature in Victoria, B.C., Friday, December 16, 2016. It’s not the apology B.C. New Democrat Leader John Horgan has demanded, but Clark now admits she jumped to conclusions when she blamed the Opposition for hacking her party’s website. (The Canadian Press/Chad Hipolito)
Salish Orca, the first of three new natural gas-fuelled ferries, goes into service this spring. (BC Ferries image)

New BC Ferries CEO is veteran of service

Mark Collins takes over helm of Crown corporation from Mike Corrigan

Salish Orca, the first of three new natural gas-fuelled ferries, goes into service this spring. (BC Ferries image)
Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star                                Five-year-old Aubrey Leveenne, from Red Deer, checks out the pigeons with her Grandma Lorriane Holgate at the Feather Fancier Show Sunday at the Vernon Recreation Centre.

Feather Fanciers

Residents flock to Feather Fancier Show at rec centre.

Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star                                Five-year-old Aubrey Leveenne, from Red Deer, checks out the pigeons with her Grandma Lorriane Holgate at the Feather Fancier Show Sunday at the Vernon Recreation Centre.