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Update: Highway 33 open, mudslide cleared

Update: Highway 33 open, mudslide cleared

Slide occurred two kilometres north of Rock Creek Sunday afternoon

Update: Highway 33 open, mudslide cleared
Crook’s Corner

Crook’s Corner

Arts and entertainment highlights this week across the Okanagan

Crook’s Corner
High Okanagan snow pack means increased flood risk

High Okanagan snow pack means increased flood risk

Okanagan snow index is at 152 per cent of normal, tied for highest since 1980

High Okanagan snow pack means increased flood risk
Body found near creek in West Kelowna

Body found near creek in West Kelowna

The exact location and identity of the body, found after 1 p.m. Sunday, has not been released

Body found near creek in West Kelowna
Vernon gas drops to 106.9

Vernon gas drops to 106.9

While Vancouver drivers continue to pay around 153.9, the price in Vernon drops, now at 106.9

Vernon gas drops to 106.9
Funtastic Sports Society president Rob Ellis (left), and Vernon Mayor Akbal Mund (right), alongside hotel president and general manager Mike Garnder (second, left), front desk manager Frieda Sirges and special services manager Peter Kaz announce that the Village Green Hotel will be the official host hotel for the 34th annual Funtastic Slo-Pitch Tournament and Music Festival June 29 to July 1. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)

Village Green official Funtastic host hotel

Funtastic officials announced the Village Green Hotel as official host hotel of the annual festival

Funtastic Sports Society president Rob Ellis (left), and Vernon Mayor Akbal Mund (right), alongside hotel president and general manager Mike Garnder (second, left), front desk manager Frieda Sirges and special services manager Peter Kaz announce that the Village Green Hotel will be the official host hotel for the 34th annual Funtastic Slo-Pitch Tournament and Music Festival June 29 to July 1. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)
Emergency personnel respond to the scene of a single vehicle accident in the 3900-block of 25th Avenue shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday, April 1. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)

Driver forces other motorists off the road

40-year-old Okanagan man facing potential charges

Emergency personnel respond to the scene of a single vehicle accident in the 3900-block of 25th Avenue shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday, April 1. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)
First grass fire of season in Vernon extinguished

First grass fire of season in Vernon extinguished

Crews battled blaze near Allan Brooks Nature Centre Tuesday afternoon

First grass fire of season in Vernon extinguished
The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra presents Sarah Slean in Kelowna April 7 and Vernon April 8. (Ivan Otis photography)

OSO tackles two performances in one weekend

OSO presents Sarah Slean, Peter and the Wolf April 6, 7, 8

The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra presents Sarah Slean in Kelowna April 7 and Vernon April 8. (Ivan Otis photography)
Gas rises in Lower Mainland, drops in Vernon

Gas rises in Lower Mainland, drops in Vernon

While some drivers in Vancouver are facing gas prices of up to 155.9, Vernon has pumps at 118.9

Gas rises in Lower Mainland, drops in Vernon
Cal Foote of the Kelowna Rockets skates behind the net with the puck against the Kamloops Blazers Sept. 22, 2017 at Prospera Place in Kelowna. After wrapping up his third season with the Rockets, Foote has entered a three-year entry level contract with Tampa Bay Lightning. (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

Kelowna Rockets captain enters Tampa Bay NHL contract

Kelowna Rockets captain Cal Foote signs with Tampa Bay Lightning

Cal Foote of the Kelowna Rockets skates behind the net with the puck against the Kamloops Blazers Sept. 22, 2017 at Prospera Place in Kelowna. After wrapping up his third season with the Rockets, Foote has entered a three-year entry level contract with Tampa Bay Lightning. (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)
Ridge claims top honours

Ridge claims top honours

Predator Ridge named BC Golf Safari’s top Okanagan course

Ridge claims top honours
Crook’s Corner

Crook’s Corner

Arts and entertainment highlights this week across the Okanagan

Crook’s Corner
Jeremy Allingham keeps guitar-focused rock and roll alive as he tours B.C. and stops at Doc Willoughby’s in Kelowna April 6. (Photo submitted)

Vancouver artist rocks to fight opioid crisis

Jeremy Allingham is set to bring his guitar-focused rock ‘n roll to Kelowna April 6, Vernon June 9

Jeremy Allingham keeps guitar-focused rock and roll alive as he tours B.C. and stops at Doc Willoughby’s in Kelowna April 6. (Photo submitted)
Naloxone can be used to counteract the effects of an opioid overdose, of which are on the rise valley-wide. (File photo)

Suspected overdose, poisoning calls jump in Okanagan

BCEHS statistics show calls rose last year in Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon

Naloxone can be used to counteract the effects of an opioid overdose, of which are on the rise valley-wide. (File photo)
The Vernon Jazz Society presents Ineke Vandoorn (voice and piano) and Marc van Vugt (guitar) at the Vernon Jazz Club March 24. (Photo submitted)

Crook’s Corner

Arts and entertainment highlights this week across the Okanagan

The Vernon Jazz Society presents Ineke Vandoorn (voice and piano) and Marc van Vugt (guitar) at the Vernon Jazz Club March 24. (Photo submitted)
Classic Canadian rock icons The Stampeders are set to rock Vernon April 7 and Kelowna April 8. (Photo submitted)

Canadian Hall of Fame trio rocks the Okanagan

The Stampeders transport Vernon and Kelowna audiences to a time of tie-dye rock n’ roll

Classic Canadian rock icons The Stampeders are set to rock Vernon April 7 and Kelowna April 8. (Photo submitted)
Missing Kelowna woman sought

Missing Kelowna woman sought

RCMP are asking for assistance in locating Christine Olsen-Meissnitzer

Missing Kelowna woman sought
Plane lands safely after takeoff issue

Plane lands safely after takeoff issue

An airplane departing Kelowna International Airport had an issue with a landing gear, landed safely

Plane lands safely after takeoff issue
Okanagan residents fed up with time change

Okanagan residents fed up with time change

We asked, you answered with an overwhelming no to daylight savings time

Okanagan residents fed up with time change