Between them, sisters Bernadette Desy (left), from Everett, Wash., and Vernon’s Simone Huhtala have eached live more than a century. Desy turned 101 on Feb. 11 and her baby sister celebrated becoming a centenarian on Feb. 24 at Vernon’s Schubert Centre.(Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon woman celebrates 100th birthday with older sister

Simone Huhtala had about 100 people at her party, including sister Bernadette from the U.S., age 101


Tanya Van Cuylenborg (left) and Jay Cook. (Family photos)

Conviction overturned for U.S. man whose DNA linked him to B.C. couple’s 1987 killing

A single juror’s bias tainted the trial of William Talbott, a court ruled in Washington

  • Dec 6, 2021


Tanya Van Cuylenborg and Jay Cook. (Family photos)

Life in prison for killer of young Victoria couple murdered in 1987

A judge sentenced William Talbott to life without parole for killing Jay Cook and Tanya Van Cuylenborg

  • Jul 24, 2019