Caitlin Clow

A police investigation continues following a sudden death at a Vernon motel on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. The death is being treated as suspicious. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Vernon hotel murder case back in court next month

Woman charged with second-degree murder to have case back on docket Nov. 25

A police investigation continues following a sudden death at a Vernon motel on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. The death is being treated as suspicious. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
A police investigation continues following a sudden death at a Vernon motel on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. The death is being treated as suspicious. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Vernon hotel murder case back in court next month

Woman charged with second-degree murder to have case back on docket Nov. 25

A police investigation continues following a sudden death at a Vernon motel on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. The death is being treated as suspicious. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
The province is funding 16 new affordable rental homes on Okanagan Indian Band land. (Pixabay photo).

Province backs Okanagan Indian Band’s affordable housing project

16 new homes to be built on reserve thanks to $1.7M investment

The province is funding 16 new affordable rental homes on Okanagan Indian Band land. (Pixabay photo).
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are turning to the public to help identify a suspect in an arson investigation. The suspect was seen lighting a garbage can on fire outside of a Pleasant Valley Road school on Aug. 29, 2021. (RCMP)

Tips wanted in Vernon arson investigation

Garbage can deliberately ignited outside of independent school

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are turning to the public to help identify a suspect in an arson investigation. The suspect was seen lighting a garbage can on fire outside of a Pleasant Valley Road school on Aug. 29, 2021. (RCMP)
The province adds 65 hectares to Echo Lake provincial park through Bill 17. (Google Maps - Exploratory Glory)

Province adds 65 hectares to this North Okanagan park

Bill 17 sees more foreshore and area added to popular fishing destination

The province adds 65 hectares to Echo Lake provincial park through Bill 17. (Google Maps - Exploratory Glory)
A man identified as Dakota Samoleski was shot and killed in a Spallumcheen shooting Sept. 20, 2021. Jevon Daniel Smith, 46, is charged with second-degree murder and is set to return to court Oct. 4. (GoFundMe)

Bottle drive to fund funeral costs for Spallumcheen shooting victim

Vernon recycling centre collecting returns in memory of Dakota Samoleski

A man identified as Dakota Samoleski was shot and killed in a Spallumcheen shooting Sept. 20, 2021. Jevon Daniel Smith, 46, is charged with second-degree murder and is set to return to court Oct. 4. (GoFundMe)
La Carraia Gelato was broken into and had cash, equipment and some cookies stolen Oct. 4, 2021. (La Carraia Gelato/Facebook photo)

Two arrested after gelato shop smash and grab in Vernon

Investigation links one man to string of recent break-ins downtown

La Carraia Gelato was broken into and had cash, equipment and some cookies stolen Oct. 4, 2021. (La Carraia Gelato/Facebook photo)
La Carraia Gelato was broken into and had cash, equipment and some cookies stolen Oct. 4, 2021. (La Carraia Gelato - Facebook)

Thieves smash doors, steal cookies from Vernon gelato shop

New business broken into Monday night; cash, iPad stolen

La Carraia Gelato was broken into and had cash, equipment and some cookies stolen Oct. 4, 2021. (La Carraia Gelato - Facebook)
Petro Canada pumps selling at 157.9 Tuesday, Oct. 5, while Super Save on is selling for 143.9. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Gas jumps 14 cents in Vernon

Petro Canada selling regular fuel for 157.9

Petro Canada pumps selling at 157.9 Tuesday, Oct. 5, while Super Save on is selling for 143.9. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
A gassy smell at the Vernon Courthouse Friday has been ruled insignificant on Nov. 15, 2019. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)

Bail hearing delayed for Spallumcheen man accused of murder

Jevon Smith’s bail hearing is put over to Oct. 25

A gassy smell at the Vernon Courthouse Friday has been ruled insignificant on Nov. 15, 2019. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)
The car wash lane behind the Esso on 32nd Street is cordoned off while Vernon North Okanagan RCMP and the Explosive Disposal Unit investigate a suspicious object Oct. 4. (Jennifer Smith - Vernon Morning Star)

Bomb squad removes suspicious object from Vernon alley

Area blocked off while Explosive Disposal Unit investigates suspicious item

The car wash lane behind the Esso on 32nd Street is cordoned off while Vernon North Okanagan RCMP and the Explosive Disposal Unit investigate a suspicious object Oct. 4. (Jennifer Smith - Vernon Morning Star)
Curtis Sagmoen can be seen leaving the courthouse in Vernon following Day 2 of his trial on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Curtis Sagmoen’s assault appeal dismissed by judge

Appeal looked to overturn conviction; claims North Okanagan man ‘didn’t mean to’ run over sex trade worker with ATV

Curtis Sagmoen can be seen leaving the courthouse in Vernon following Day 2 of his trial on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
An air ambulance helicopter takes off from the helipad at West Coast General Hospital in Port Alberni, B.C. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Rollover near Coldstream sends 2 to hospital

One airlifted with serious life-threatening injuries after UTV incident

An air ambulance helicopter takes off from the helipad at West Coast General Hospital in Port Alberni, B.C. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Considerable volunteer effort went into the Taylor Van Diest Memorial Trail, which opened in June 2013. (Morning Star file)

Cop sues force on 10th anniversary of Armstrong teen’s murder

First on scene at Taylor Van Diest homicide to take on RCMP in civil suit this month

Considerable volunteer effort went into the Taylor Van Diest Memorial Trail, which opened in June 2013. (Morning Star file)
Cactus Club on Water Street in downtown Kelowna. (Google Maps photo)

Cactus Club confirms Vernon opening for 2022

Company representative says information is limited at this time

Cactus Club on Water Street in downtown Kelowna. (Google Maps photo)
Teresa Sanders, owner of Fill - Vernon’s Refill Store, opened the doors to her shop in Polson Park Mall on Dec. 3, 2019. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)

Vernon Métis entrepreneur named B.C.’s Pow Wow Pitch winner

CEO ful-FILLs judge’s criteria, wins $500, advances to the final

Teresa Sanders, owner of Fill - Vernon’s Refill Store, opened the doors to her shop in Polson Park Mall on Dec. 3, 2019. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)
Smoke is visible from Desert Cove (Aug. 24) from a small-scale planned ignition by BC Wildfire Services wildland firefighters battling the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Terry Lawson - Facebook)

$3.9M in vouchers issued to White Rock Lake wildfire evacuees in Vernon

Emergency Support Service centre operated for 40 days to support those displaced by wildfires

Smoke is visible from Desert Cove (Aug. 24) from a small-scale planned ignition by BC Wildfire Services wildland firefighters battling the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Terry Lawson - Facebook)
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Vernon to head back to polls for by-election in December

Qualified candidates can put name forward in candidate nomination period starting Oct. 19

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A man identified as Dakota Samoleski was shot and killed in a Spallumcheen shooting Sept. 20, 2021. Jevon Daniel Smith, 46, is charged with second-degree murder and is set to return to court Oct. 4. (GoFundMe)

Fundraiser launched for victim of Spallumcheen shooting

GoFundMe campaign looks to collect enough to cover funeral costs for Dakota Samoleski

A man identified as Dakota Samoleski was shot and killed in a Spallumcheen shooting Sept. 20, 2021. Jevon Daniel Smith, 46, is charged with second-degree murder and is set to return to court Oct. 4. (GoFundMe)
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Father struck, killed by pickup truck in Coldstream

The victim’s 12-year-old son witnessed tragic incident that closed Hwy. 6 in Coldstream Friday evening

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