Parker Crook

Former Okanagan fire chief sues City of Vernon after termination

Former Okanagan fire chief sues City of Vernon after termination

Keith Green’s civil claim says that he believes he was wrongfully terminated

Former Okanagan fire chief sues City of Vernon after termination
Aiden Heinrichs, nine, tries to take the horse through the obstacle course during the Family Day in the Park event Feb. 10, 2018 at Polson Park in Vernon. (Morning Star file photo)

Family Day move a welcome change: poll

Okanagan readers voted that the new date for Family Day in B.C. is a positive change

Aiden Heinrichs, nine, tries to take the horse through the obstacle course during the Family Day in the Park event Feb. 10, 2018 at Polson Park in Vernon. (Morning Star file photo)
Fishers take to the frozen waters of Monte Lake for long weekend ice fishing Sunday, Feb. 17. (Niña Monica Lim photo)

Poll: What do you think of Family Day weekend’s move?

Until this year, Family Day has fallen on the second Monday in February

Fishers take to the frozen waters of Monte Lake for long weekend ice fishing Sunday, Feb. 17. (Niña Monica Lim photo)
Stranger allegedly grabs girl by arm near North Okanagan school

Stranger allegedly grabs girl by arm near North Okanagan school

Witnesses sought as girls, aged 11, claim unknown man grabbed one of their arms near school

Stranger allegedly grabs girl by arm near North Okanagan school
Human waste cleanup closes Okanagan pool

Human waste cleanup closes Okanagan pool

The Vernon Recreation Complex pool was closed Saturday, Feb. 9

Human waste cleanup closes Okanagan pool
Curtis Wayne Sagmoen is escorted into a British Columbia Sheriff Service vehicle as rallier shout “No more stolen sisters” marking the end of the first day of his preliminary inquiry in Vernon Law Courts Monday, Oct. 22. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)

Date set for Sagmoen assault trial in Vernon

Curtis Wayne Sagmoen to stand trial on counts of assault and assault causing bodily harm in December

Curtis Wayne Sagmoen is escorted into a British Columbia Sheriff Service vehicle as rallier shout “No more stolen sisters” marking the end of the first day of his preliminary inquiry in Vernon Law Courts Monday, Oct. 22. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)
UPDATE: Man in custody after fatal shooting in Vernon

UPDATE: Man in custody after fatal shooting in Vernon

Police are holding a media briefing at 10:30 a.m.

UPDATE: Man in custody after fatal shooting in Vernon
A construction site in Vernon’s north end is the future home of HomeSense, a communications officer with TriBand confirmed Monday, Jan. 28. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)

HomeSense comes to another Okanagan city

Store to be located near Best Buy in Vernon

A construction site in Vernon’s north end is the future home of HomeSense, a communications officer with TriBand confirmed Monday, Jan. 28. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)
A Bernese Mountain pup has his first interaction with snow as SilverStar Mountain Resort surprised a group of young skiiers with the eight-week old puppies. (SilverStar Mountain Resort photo)

Snow on horizon for Okanagan-Shuswap

Environment Canada is calling for a chance of flurries beginning Thursday

A Bernese Mountain pup has his first interaction with snow as SilverStar Mountain Resort surprised a group of young skiiers with the eight-week old puppies. (SilverStar Mountain Resort photo)
A crash has closed the southbound lane of the Coquihalla south of Merritt Sunday, Jan. 20. (DriveBC map)

Crash closes Coquihalla southbound lane south of Merritt

Accident occurred approximately 26 kilometres south of Merritt

A crash has closed the southbound lane of the Coquihalla south of Merritt Sunday, Jan. 20. (DriveBC map)
FILE - RCMP investigated a fatal motor vehicle incident which occurred at the end of Tronson Road. (Jennifer Smith/Morning Star)

Remorse high for Vernon man sentenced for car surfing death

Driver of car that killed friend who was car surfing gets nine months in jail

FILE - RCMP investigated a fatal motor vehicle incident which occurred at the end of Tronson Road. (Jennifer Smith/Morning Star)
Sagmoen Vernon trials loom

Sagmoen Vernon trials loom

Pre-trial conferences have been fixed for both of Curtis Sagmoen’s Vernon matters

Sagmoen Vernon trials loom
Highway 97 is closed south of Vernon due to an accident. (Google Maps image)

UPDATE: One dead, others injured in crash on Highway 97 south of Vernon

The highway was closed from shortly after 3 p.m. until after 11 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6

Highway 97 is closed south of Vernon due to an accident. (Google Maps image)
Photo by @arnoldlimvisuals

Sunny skies close 2018 in the Okanagan

A glimpse into the forecast for end of 2018, start of 2019

Photo by @arnoldlimvisuals
A winter storm warning is in effect for the Coquihalla Highway and many B.C. roadways are under snowfall warnings. (DriveBC Highway Webcam)

Snowfall, winter storm warnings plague B.C. highways

Environment Canada has issued warnings for many B.C. highways

A winter storm warning is in effect for the Coquihalla Highway and many B.C. roadways are under snowfall warnings. (DriveBC Highway Webcam)
Enderby gives green light to pot shop

Enderby gives green light to pot shop

Non-medicinal pot shop now seeking licence from province

Enderby gives green light to pot shop
Warm weather ahead for Okanagan-Shuswap

Warm weather ahead for Okanagan-Shuswap

Environment Canada says no snow at lower altitudes until Wednesday night

Warm weather ahead for Okanagan-Shuswap
Curtis Wayne Sagmoen is escorted into a British Columbia Sheriff Service vehicle as rallier shout “No more stolen sisters” marking the end of the first day of his preliminary inquiry in Vernon Law Courts Monday, Oct. 22. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)

UPDATED: Absolute discharge for mischief charge against Sagmoen

Trial starts at 9:30 a.m. in Vernon Law Courts

Curtis Wayne Sagmoen is escorted into a British Columbia Sheriff Service vehicle as rallier shout “No more stolen sisters” marking the end of the first day of his preliminary inquiry in Vernon Law Courts Monday, Oct. 22. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)
Rylie “Coyote” Marchand locks up Damon “Omen” Marlow and jukes a knee in training at Vernon’s Unity MMA Monday, Dec. 10. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)

B.C. teen MMA fighter shows heart

Young Unity MMA competitors bring home Ws

Rylie “Coyote” Marchand locks up Damon “Omen” Marlow and jukes a knee in training at Vernon’s Unity MMA Monday, Dec. 10. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)
Curtis Wayne Sagmoen is escorted into a British Columbia Sheriff Service vehicle as rallier shout “No more stolen sisters” outside Vernon Law Courts Monday, Oct. 22. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)

UPDATE: Sagmoen to stand trial

Curtis Wayne Sagmoen will appear on all three Vernon matters this week

Curtis Wayne Sagmoen is escorted into a British Columbia Sheriff Service vehicle as rallier shout “No more stolen sisters” outside Vernon Law Courts Monday, Oct. 22. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)