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Curtis Sagmoen was in Vernon court for a pre-trial conference Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Voir dire scheduled in Curtis Sagmoen cop assault case

Sagmoen is alleged to have assaulted a police officer in October 2020

Nanaimo RCMP were on scene of a two-vehicle accident on Old Island Highway and Oliver Road the night of Sept. 6. (News Bulletin file)

One dead, 2 seriously injured in Enderby crash

‘A dense fog that settled in the area had reduced visibility to nearly zero at the time of the crash’

Funding of $14,741 plus applicable taxes was approved by the Columbia Shuswap Regional District for phase two of Cambie Hall water system upgrades on Jan. 20, 2022. (File photo)
Funding of $14,741 plus applicable taxes was approved by the Columbia Shuswap Regional District for phase two of Cambie Hall water system upgrades on Jan. 20, 2022. (File photo)
The Splatsin community is in the midst of a COVID-19 outbreak as of Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022. (File photo)

UPDATE: COVID-19 cases spike in Splatsin

24-37 test positive and self-isolating during current COVID-19 outbreak

The Splatsin community is in the midst of a COVID-19 outbreak as of Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022. (File photo)
Ranchero Deep Creek firefighters respond to a blaze involving two adjacent structures at a property off Deep Creek Road in February 2021. (File photo)

More than 30 firefighters leave Columbia Shuswap fire departments due to vaccine mandate

Regional district says all fire departments remain operationally ready to handle all calls

Ranchero Deep Creek firefighters respond to a blaze involving two adjacent structures at a property off Deep Creek Road in February 2021. (File photo)
These are the weapons, drugs and cash seized from a home in Naramata where a 42-year-old known criminal was arrested Monday, Jan. 18. (RCMP handout)

Firearms, drugs and cash seized from known criminal in Naramata

42-year-old arrested and will appear in court in May

These are the weapons, drugs and cash seized from a home in Naramata where a 42-year-old known criminal was arrested Monday, Jan. 18. (RCMP handout)
Man arrested on warrants at Osoyoos hotel now behind bars facing over 28 criminal charges. (File photo)
Man arrested on warrants at Osoyoos hotel now behind bars facing over 28 criminal charges. (File photo)
A semi-truck lost a load of crushed cars on the Trans Canada Highway near Kamloops Thursday morning. (A&M Towing)

UPDATE: Spill of 30 crushed cars cleaned up on Highway 1 near Kamloops

Crews were on scene since 4:30 a.m. until almost 4 p.m. cleaning up

A semi-truck lost a load of crushed cars on the Trans Canada Highway near Kamloops Thursday morning. (A&M Towing)
Penticton RCMP are investigating shots fired at the Flamingo Motel Tuesday, Jan. 18 morning. (File photo)

RCMP investigating shots fired behind Penticton’s Flamingo Motel

Bullet casings and a single bullet hole were found at the scene

Penticton RCMP are investigating shots fired at the Flamingo Motel Tuesday, Jan. 18 morning. (File photo)
A concept drawing of what the future RCMSAR Shuswap Station 106 boathouse facility/rescue base could look like. (Contributed)
A concept drawing of what the future RCMSAR Shuswap Station 106 boathouse facility/rescue base could look like. (Contributed)
Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater is one of several Interior Health care centres impacted by service reductions. File photo
Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater is one of several Interior Health care centres impacted by service reductions. File photo
A joint letter by the Shuswap Watershed Council calls for more action to be done by the federal government to protect B.C. waters from the threat of invasive mussel species. (Submitted photo)

Shuswap water advocates push Ottawa for more action against invasive mussels

Letter sent to Minister of Fisheries calls for more funding and resources on the matter

A joint letter by the Shuswap Watershed Council calls for more action to be done by the federal government to protect B.C. waters from the threat of invasive mussel species. (Submitted photo)
The Okanagan is expecting a lot of sunshine over the next week (Photo - Landon Hemmes)

Above average temperatures expected in Okanagan-Shuswap

While other parts of Canada deal with severe winter weather, B.C. Interior to enjoy the sun

The Okanagan is expecting a lot of sunshine over the next week (Photo - Landon Hemmes)
Heavy police presence in Naramata Jan. 18. (Western News file photo)

Heavy police presence in Naramata again

Pencticton RCMP say no risk to the public

Heavy police presence in Naramata Jan. 18. (Western News file photo)
The City of Enderby has decided not to implement a ban on plastic bags or single-use plastics due to the fact that provincial and federal legislation on plastic waste is already forthcoming. The city made the decision at its regular meeting Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. (Black Press file photo)

Enderby won’t implement ban on single-use plastics, for now

Staff decided against drafting a bylaw with provincial and federal legislation on the way

The City of Enderby has decided not to implement a ban on plastic bags or single-use plastics due to the fact that provincial and federal legislation on plastic waste is already forthcoming. The city made the decision at its regular meeting Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. (Black Press file photo)
A COVID-19 outbreak at Vernon's Heritage Square long-term care home. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
A COVID-19 outbreak at Vernon's Heritage Square long-term care home. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Trina Hunt's remains were found in the Hope area on March 29. (Photo courtesy of IHIT.)

Trina Hunt’s family angry and frustrated as her murder remains unsolved

It’s been one year since the Port Moody woman disappeared. Her body was found in Hope weeks later

Trina Hunt's remains were found in the Hope area on March 29. (Photo courtesy of IHIT.)
Penticton paramedics took 70 per cent more calls for drug overdoses in 2020 compared to 2019, Interior Health representatives told Penticton council Dec. 8, 2020. (Jesse Day - Western News file photo)

748 overdoses in 2021: Those on the frontlines of the crisis in Penticton speak out

The number of overdoses in 2021 is almost double that of 2020 in Penticton

Penticton paramedics took 70 per cent more calls for drug overdoses in 2020 compared to 2019, Interior Health representatives told Penticton council Dec. 8, 2020. (Jesse Day - Western News file photo)
The Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station 106 has received $250,000 from the province’s Community Gaming Grants program to assist with the goal of constructing a boathouse/training centre on Shuswap Lake. The groups is among five successful applicants for funding from the Shuswap and North Okanagan. (File photo)

Gaming funds a win-win for North Okanagan-Shuswap projects

Five organizations to benefit from province’s Community Gaming Grants program

The Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station 106 has received $250,000 from the province’s Community Gaming Grants program to assist with the goal of constructing a boathouse/training centre on Shuswap Lake. The groups is among five successful applicants for funding from the Shuswap and North Okanagan. (File photo)