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Accident forces Coquihalla lane closure

Accident forces Coquihalla lane closure

DriveBC reports incident about 30 kilometres north of Merritt Sunday afternoon

Accident forces Coquihalla lane closure
Ken Smedley is the author of a new play entitled The Rocky Mountain Prophet. (Lena Whittaker watercolour photo)

Armstrong playwright’s work delves into refugee crisis

Ken Smedley’s The Rocky Mountain Prophet published by Rich Fog Publishing in Vernon

Ken Smedley is the author of a new play entitled The Rocky Mountain Prophet. (Lena Whittaker watercolour photo)
Planet Eater rocked the 2017 Armstrong MetalFest stage. Organizers are gearing up for the 10th Armstrong MetalFest, which runs July 13-14 at Hassen Memorial Arena. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)

Armstrong MetalFest bigger than ever for 10-year milestone

Armstrong MetalFest slated for July 13-14 at Hassen Memorial Arena

Planet Eater rocked the 2017 Armstrong MetalFest stage. Organizers are gearing up for the 10th Armstrong MetalFest, which runs July 13-14 at Hassen Memorial Arena. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)
Justice Frank Cole (left) and the honourable Chief Justice of British Columbia Robert Bauman celebrate Cole’s retirement at the Vernon Law Courts June 29. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)

Longtime B.C. Supreme Court Justice retires in Vernon

Justice Frank Cole spent June 29 with nearly 100 people for celebration

Justice Frank Cole (left) and the honourable Chief Justice of British Columbia Robert Bauman celebrate Cole’s retirement at the Vernon Law Courts June 29. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)
PHOTOS: Inaugural Vernon living flag a success

PHOTOS: Inaugural Vernon living flag a success

North Okanagan Community Life Society’s Living Flag Fundraiser in support of local family draws crowd

PHOTOS: Inaugural Vernon living flag a success
UPDATED: Vernon murder suspect denied bail

UPDATED: Vernon murder suspect denied bail

Justice Frank Cole denied bail for Paramjit Singh Bogarh June 29

UPDATED: Vernon murder suspect denied bail
Vernon murder suspect appearance adjourned, awaiting bail decision

Vernon murder suspect appearance adjourned, awaiting bail decision

Paramjit Singh Bogarh appeared briefly in Vernon Law Courts June 28 to consult counsel, adjourned

Vernon murder suspect appearance adjourned, awaiting bail decision
Freemason Nick Jordan shows photograpjs of the original Miriam Masonic Lodge No. 20. The lodge celebrates its 125th anniversary July 28. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)

Vernon Freemasons celebrate 125 years

Anniversary celebrations planned for July 28

Freemason Nick Jordan shows photograpjs of the original Miriam Masonic Lodge No. 20. The lodge celebrates its 125th anniversary July 28. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)
COLUMN: Don’t judge a man by his limbs

COLUMN: Don’t judge a man by his limbs

One-armed reporter takes up boxing

COLUMN: Don’t judge a man by his limbs
Lumby author makes fantasy debut

Lumby author makes fantasy debut

Awakening Arorus is the first in K.M. Lapointe’s The Clann Destayy Chronicles

Lumby author makes fantasy debut
Kunal Chander, Bean To Cup manager, shares his good vibes through latte art and the coffeehouse’s food drive initiative June 26. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)

B.C. coffeehouse launches food drive after break-in

Non-perishable food donations accepted for free medium coffee at Bean To Cup

Kunal Chander, Bean To Cup manager, shares his good vibes through latte art and the coffeehouse’s food drive initiative June 26. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)
Provincial theatre festival plays through Vernon

Provincial theatre festival plays through Vernon

Theatre BC’s Mainstage Festival kicks off June 29, ends July 7 with banquet

Provincial theatre festival plays through Vernon
Thunder, strong winds possible for Okanagan

Thunder, strong winds possible for Okanagan

Environment Canada released the special weather statement Sunday afternoon

Thunder, strong winds possible for Okanagan
(File photo)

UPDATE: Bail decision not yet reached for Vernon murder suspect

Paramjit Singh Bogarh will appear in Vernon Law Courts at 9 a.m. June 29 for bail decision

(File photo)
Angelo Gabriel Monfort was found not criminally responsible for the second-degree murder of his mother on account of a mental disorder. (Facebook image)

Vernon second-degree murder suspect found not criminally responsible

Angelo Gabriel Monfort’s matter will be put to the British Columbia Review Board

Angelo Gabriel Monfort was found not criminally responsible for the second-degree murder of his mother on account of a mental disorder. (Facebook image)
B.C. mother writes to fight opioid crisis

B.C. mother writes to fight opioid crisis

Shattered Dreams and Broken Hearts tells of the writer’s son who died of a fentanyl overdose

B.C. mother writes to fight opioid crisis
SilverStar Mountain Resort received about 22 centimetres of snow Sunday, June 10. (Tracey D Kyle Sullivan photo)

Snow on mountains, highway weather statements in effect

SilverStar Mountain Resort receives 22 cm of snow, alerts in effect for Coquihalla, Hwy 3, Connector

SilverStar Mountain Resort received about 22 centimetres of snow Sunday, June 10. (Tracey D Kyle Sullivan photo)
B.C. woman scammed through social media

B.C. woman scammed through social media

The woman said the scam occurred after they had been conversing for nearly three months

B.C. woman scammed through social media
Steve Wells visits Susan Egan at her wedding in Vernon. Wells will once again be in Vernon for the annual Walk for ALS in Polson Park June 9. (Photo submitted)

Longest surviving person with ALS to be part of B.C. campaign walk

Steve Wells will participate in the Vernon Walk for ALS June 9 at Polson Park

Steve Wells visits Susan Egan at her wedding in Vernon. Wells will once again be in Vernon for the annual Walk for ALS in Polson Park June 9. (Photo submitted)
A goat is oblivious to the downward dogs that surround him, instead, pausing to eat the grass at O’Keefe Ranch’s Yoga with Goats Wednesday, June 6. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)

VIDEO: Goats get in downward dog at B.C. ranch

Yoga with Goats every Wednesday and Saturday in June

A goat is oblivious to the downward dogs that surround him, instead, pausing to eat the grass at O’Keefe Ranch’s Yoga with Goats Wednesday, June 6. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)