Okanagan

The Johnson-Bentley family was killed while camping near Wells Gray Provincial Park in 1982. (Tammy Arishenkoff/change.org)

Friend of slain family grateful Wells Gray murderer denied parole

More than 100,000 people signed Tammy Arishenkoff’s petition to keep David Ennis behind bars

 

Campfire bans are not being lifted in Enderby, Armstrong, Spallumcheen, BX and Silver Star, despite Vernon lifting the ban Sept. 10. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Campfire ban lifted in some North Okanagan communities

BX and Silver Star join city of Vernon in allowing campfires

 

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Kelowna sisters desperate to return to Australia to see dying mom amid travel ban

Chloe and Emily’s mother was recently diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour

 

Prospera Place in Kelowna. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

Kelowna Rockets home opener pushed

Fans will need to wait a little longer for regular-season action

Prospera Place in Kelowna. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)
A COVID-19 cluster has been identified at Pleasant Valley Secondary school in Armstrong. (Morning Star file photo)

Unvaccinated Armstrong grad students asked to stay home due to COVID school cluster

Six cases among Grade 12 students believed to have stemmed from Sept. 6 gathering

A COVID-19 cluster has been identified at Pleasant Valley Secondary school in Armstrong. (Morning Star file photo)
Highway 97C near Elkhart Lake on Sept. 15, looking west. (DriveBC)

Snow blankets Okanagan Connector near Elkhart Lake

Snow began to descend onto Highway 97C Wednesday evening

Highway 97C near Elkhart Lake on Sept. 15, looking west. (DriveBC)
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Morning Start: The world’s longest legs stretch almost a metre and a half

Your morning start for Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021

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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)

Okanagan offender Curtis Sagmoen allegedly terminated from LNG site in Kitimat

Kitimat’s City Centre Mall was vandalized with spray paint saying, ‘LNG Canada hires serial killers’

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)
Kathryn McDonald, People’s Party of Canada candidate for Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola, with party leader Maxime Bernier. (Contributed)
Kathryn McDonald, People’s Party of Canada candidate for Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola, with party leader Maxime Bernier. (Contributed)
Dan Proulx and Richard Rolke from the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce urge residents to vote for their favourite in the People’s Choice category for the 37th annual business excellence awards. (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce/Facebook photo)

Nearly 400 Vernon businesses nominated for excellence awards

Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce awards now open for People’s Choice votes

Dan Proulx and Richard Rolke from the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce urge residents to vote for their favourite in the People’s Choice category for the 37th annual business excellence awards. (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce/Facebook photo)
A vaccine drop-in clinic popped up in the parking lot of Nature’s Fare Wednesday, Sept. 15. Clinics are coming to North Okanagan high schools over the next few weeks. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
A vaccine drop-in clinic popped up in the parking lot of Nature’s Fare Wednesday, Sept. 15. Clinics are coming to North Okanagan high schools over the next few weeks. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Vernon’s James Woller reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania in 2008. Now the executive director of Thrive for Good is leading a virtual climb of the mountain’s height in a worldwide effort to raise $500,000 to produce healthy and sustainable gardens. Thrive on Kilimanjaro runs from Sept. 17-23, 2021. (Submitted photo)

Vernon man to lead virtual climb of Mount Kilimanjaro to fight poverty

The Sept. 17-23 event will coincide with an in-person climb of Africa’s highest mountain

Vernon’s James Woller reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania in 2008. Now the executive director of Thrive for Good is leading a virtual climb of the mountain’s height in a worldwide effort to raise $500,000 to produce healthy and sustainable gardens. Thrive on Kilimanjaro runs from Sept. 17-23, 2021. (Submitted photo)
A family living in the Glenrosa area goes for a stroll down Preston Road on Aug. 18 as smoke from the Mount Law wildfire billows in the background. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Area restriction order for Mount Law wildfire near West Kelowna rescinded

BC Wildfire Service implemented the order on Aug. 21

A family living in the Glenrosa area goes for a stroll down Preston Road on Aug. 18 as smoke from the Mount Law wildfire billows in the background. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Highway 97 C Pennask Summitt 8 a.m.

Snow falls on the Okanagan Connector

The Pennask Summit is receving some snow Wednesday afternoon

Highway 97 C Pennask Summitt 8 a.m.
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West Kelowna Walmart remains closed after fire

Blaze tore through the loading bays on Sept. 1

(Clayton Whitelaw/Black Press Media)
Photos of Mona Wang after a January 2020 wellness check and a still from surveillance footage of Const. Lacy Browning pushing her head into the ground with a boot. (Contributed)

Kelowna Mountie charged with assault in UBCO wellness check appears in court

Const. Lacy Browning was charged with assault in August

Photos of Mona Wang after a January 2020 wellness check and a still from surveillance footage of Const. Lacy Browning pushing her head into the ground with a boot. (Contributed)
A number of windows at La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries on Spall Road were recently smashed by unknown assailants. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

‘It’s getting really bad out here’: Kelowna businesses concerned over recent thefts, vandalism

Businesses near the Landmark District are worried that the crime situation will only get worse

A number of windows at La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries on Spall Road were recently smashed by unknown assailants. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
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Morning Start: The oldest pig in captivity is 23 years old

Your morning start for Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021

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Smoke settles into the valleys on the Westside from the White Rock Lake wildfire on Monday, Sept. 13. (Geoff Wright photo)

More than 600 fridges/freezers hauled from White Rock Lake fire affected homes

Time is running out for North Westside residents needing to have theirs picked up

Smoke settles into the valleys on the Westside from the White Rock Lake wildfire on Monday, Sept. 13. (Geoff Wright photo)
Crowds pack Kings Stadium at the 2018 Denim on the Diamond show in Kelowna. The 1-day festival returns Oct. 2, 2021. (Denim on the Diamond/Facebook)

Thanks to the B.C. vax card, Denim on the Diamond still a go in Kelowna

Those hoping to attend the event will need to be fully vaccinated with two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine

Crowds pack Kings Stadium at the 2018 Denim on the Diamond show in Kelowna. The 1-day festival returns Oct. 2, 2021. (Denim on the Diamond/Facebook)