Parker Crook

Fingerstyle folk singer set to serenade the Okanagan

Fingerstyle folk singer set to serenade the Okanagan

Shawna Caspi brings her mellow folk jams to Vernon March 22 and Kelowna March 28

Fingerstyle folk singer set to serenade the Okanagan
Reward for information on man missing at Sun Peaks

Reward for information on man missing at Sun Peaks

Ryan Shtuka’s family is offering a $15,000 reward for information leading to recovery

Reward for information on man missing at Sun Peaks
Alleged sexual abuse of child at Okanagan school

Alleged sexual abuse of child at Okanagan school

A North Okanagan mother is in tears after her daughter claims she had been sexually abused at school

Alleged sexual abuse of child at Okanagan school
Marlene Alain (left), Wendy Mohr and Janet Enoch rally on the steps of Vernon Law Courts in support of missing and murdered indigenous women Thursday. Meanwhile, Curtis Wayne Sagmoen appeared via video in the courthouse to set upcoming appearance dates. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)

Sagmoen trial date set for December

Sagmoen, whose charges are split into three separate matters, will appear in court next Oct. 22-23

Marlene Alain (left), Wendy Mohr and Janet Enoch rally on the steps of Vernon Law Courts in support of missing and murdered indigenous women Thursday. Meanwhile, Curtis Wayne Sagmoen appeared via video in the courthouse to set upcoming appearance dates. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)
Calgary pianist Kevin Chen, aged 12, is set to rock the keys alongside the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra for Proidy! March 9 in Kelowna, March 10 in Penticton and March 11 in Vernon. (Photo submitted)

OSO presents the masterworks of a prodigy

Taking the stage alongside the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra is 12-year-old pianist Kevin Chen

Calgary pianist Kevin Chen, aged 12, is set to rock the keys alongside the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra for Proidy! March 9 in Kelowna, March 10 in Penticton and March 11 in Vernon. (Photo submitted)
Sagmoen remains in custody

Sagmoen remains in custody

Curtis Wayne Sagmoen will reappear in court March 8 to set a date for a preliminary inquiry

Sagmoen remains in custody
Crook’s Corner

Crook’s Corner

This week’s arts and entertainment highlights from across the Okanagan

Crook’s Corner
A snowfall warning and travel advisory is in effect for the Coquihalla Highway from Hope to Merritt. (DriveBC Webcam)

Snowfall warning, travel advisory in effect for Coquihalla

Coquihalla Highway between Hope and Merritt to receive 10 to 20 cm of snow Sunday

A snowfall warning and travel advisory is in effect for the Coquihalla Highway from Hope to Merritt. (DriveBC Webcam)
Gloria Anne Miller, wife of DCT Chambers Trucking founder David Chambers, is missing following a dive near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. (Facebook photo)

Search for missing Okanagan diver ends

Vernon’s Gloria Anne Miller was last seen Thursday, Feb. 15 diving in Puerto Vallarta

Gloria Anne Miller, wife of DCT Chambers Trucking founder David Chambers, is missing following a dive near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. (Facebook photo)
Okanagan resdients have the chance to win a ride in the British Columbia Dragoons Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle. (British Columbia Dragoons/Facebook)

Okanagan residents can win ride in army vehicle

A social media campaign offers the chance to win a ride in the Dragoons armoured vehicle

Okanagan resdients have the chance to win a ride in the British Columbia Dragoons Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle. (British Columbia Dragoons/Facebook)
Eastbound traffic on Highway 97C is at a stand still following a vehicle incident Sunday afternoon. (DriveBC Webcam photo)

Update: Highway 97C reopened following multi-vehicle incident

Highway 97C is closed to eastbound traffic near Pennask Summit following an incident Sunday afternon

Eastbound traffic on Highway 97C is at a stand still following a vehicle incident Sunday afternoon. (DriveBC Webcam photo)
Provincial program offers assistance to agricultural producers

Provincial program offers assistance to agricultural producers

AgriStability Enhancement Program benefits agricultural producers who saw an income decline in 2017

Provincial program offers assistance to agricultural producers
Curtis Sagmoen seen while helping neighbours deal with floods in Salmon Arm. (Black Press photo)

Mischief charges laid against Sagmoen

Curtis Sagmoen appeared by video in Vernon Law Courts Thursday, where he was charged with mischief

Curtis Sagmoen seen while helping neighbours deal with floods in Salmon Arm. (Black Press photo)
Jens Lindemann is set to take the stage alongside the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra for Viva L’ Italia, which plays at the Kelowna Community Theatre Feb. 16, Penticton Cleland Theatre Feb. 17 and Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Feb. 18. (Jamie & Kelley Photography)

OSO takes a trip through Italian Goliaths

The OSO presents Viva L’Italia in Kelowna Feb. 16, Penticton Feb. 17 and Vernon Feb. 18

Jens Lindemann is set to take the stage alongside the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra for Viva L’ Italia, which plays at the Kelowna Community Theatre Feb. 16, Penticton Cleland Theatre Feb. 17 and Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Feb. 18. (Jamie & Kelley Photography)
Polar bear swim makes a splash

Polar bear swim makes a splash

Vernon Winter Carnival Annual Polar Bear Swim draws big crowds for cold dip

Polar bear swim makes a splash
Michael Nickiforek (left) and Arjen Tuiten (right) apply the August Pullman makeup to actor Jacob Tremblay for the film Wonder. Tuiten is up for an Oscar in Makeup and Hairstyle for his work on the film. (Photo submitted)

Okanagan-born makeup artist sees wonderous heights

Michael Nickiforek part of makeup crew for Wonder, lead artist up for Oscar: Makeup and Hairstyling

Michael Nickiforek (left) and Arjen Tuiten (right) apply the August Pullman makeup to actor Jacob Tremblay for the film Wonder. Tuiten is up for an Oscar in Makeup and Hairstyle for his work on the film. (Photo submitted)
Under the direction of Professor Nancy Hermiston, UBC Opera educates and promotes gifted young opera singers while preparing them for international careers. Nine singers with the ensemble will take the stage alongside the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra for Viennese Delights, Jan. 19-21. (Tim Matheson photo)

Okanagan Symphony offers taste of Vienna

The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra presents Viennese Delights in Jan. 19-21

Under the direction of Professor Nancy Hermiston, UBC Opera educates and promotes gifted young opera singers while preparing them for international careers. Nine singers with the ensemble will take the stage alongside the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra for Viennese Delights, Jan. 19-21. (Tim Matheson photo)
Missing children found by search and rescue

Missing children found by search and rescue

Two children were reported missing near Westshore Estates on New Year’s Eve

Missing children found by search and rescue
LX assistant Aidan Sparks (left) digs a hole in the frozen ground for a light pole to illuminate the New York City apartment set Phelan Gotto, production assistant, and Cameron Shook, technical director, are building for Caravan Farm Theatre’s Gift of the Magi, which runs until Dec. 31. The show, set in pre-First World War New York City, takes place under the stars on the idyllic farm setting as patrons are carted from set to set via sleigh. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)

Performance embodies true meaning of Christmas

Caravan Farm Theatre presents O. Henry’s The Gift of the Magi by Maristella Roca until Dec. 31

LX assistant Aidan Sparks (left) digs a hole in the frozen ground for a light pole to illuminate the New York City apartment set Phelan Gotto, production assistant, and Cameron Shook, technical director, are building for Caravan Farm Theatre’s Gift of the Magi, which runs until Dec. 31. The show, set in pre-First World War New York City, takes place under the stars on the idyllic farm setting as patrons are carted from set to set via sleigh. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)
The Okanagan Handbell Chorus prepares to take the stage alongside the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra once again for Ringing in the Season, which also features Anthony Lau on harmonica Dec. 21 in Vernon, Dec. 22 in Kelowna and Dec. 23 in Penticton. (Photo submitted)

Okanagan Symphony rings in holiday tradition

Okanagan Symphony Orchestra presents Ringing in the Season Dec. 21 Vernon, 22 Kelowna, 23 Penticton

The Okanagan Handbell Chorus prepares to take the stage alongside the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra once again for Ringing in the Season, which also features Anthony Lau on harmonica Dec. 21 in Vernon, Dec. 22 in Kelowna and Dec. 23 in Penticton. (Photo submitted)
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