Brieanna Charlebois

Organic Matters brand Teas recalled.

Organic Matters tea recalled across B.C. due to Salmonella

Recall for OM tea products is B.C. wide, possibly national.

Organic Matters brand Teas recalled.
Curtis Wayne Sagmoen. (THE NEWS/files)

Crown drops one Vernon assault charge against Curtis Sagmoen

Curtis Wayne Sagmoen will still stand trial on one count of assault causing bodily harm in December.

Curtis Wayne Sagmoen. (THE NEWS/files)
Japanese legendary Muramasa swords are very rare. (Brieanna Charlebois - Morning Star)
Japanese legendary Muramasa swords are very rare. (Brieanna Charlebois - Morning Star)
Vernon SAR crews hone their snowmobile rescue training on Silver Star Mountain Thursday, March 14. (Brieanna Charlebois - Morning Star)

Search crew, snowmobile club cooperation key for winter rescues

Vernon Search and Rescue met the Vernon Snowmobile Association Thursday for rescue training

Vernon SAR crews hone their snowmobile rescue training on Silver Star Mountain Thursday, March 14. (Brieanna Charlebois - Morning Star)
Rescuers work at the scene of an Ethiopian Airlines flight crash near Bishoftu, or Debre Zeit, south of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Monday, March 11, 2019. A Vernon business owner was among those who died in the crash. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene)

Okanagan father among 157 killed in Ethiopia plane crash

Chunming Wang, 47, owned Big O Tires in Vernon

Rescuers work at the scene of an Ethiopian Airlines flight crash near Bishoftu, or Debre Zeit, south of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Monday, March 11, 2019. A Vernon business owner was among those who died in the crash. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene)
Chevron gas pump. (Black Press - Stock photo)                                Chevron gas pump. (Black Press - stock photo)

Gas prices jump at Okanagan pumps

Penticton is the 13th most expensive location to buy gas, Kelowna is the 21st most expensive location and Vernon is the 23rd most expensive location to buy gas in the province.

Chevron gas pump. (Black Press - Stock photo)                                Chevron gas pump. (Black Press - stock photo)
Darrel Stinson was known for strong opinions as a Reform MP. (YouTube photo)

Former MP breaks silence, comments on politics today

Known for his outspoken conservatism, Darrel Stinson was MP for the Okanagan-Shuswap from 1993-2006.

Darrel Stinson was known for strong opinions as a Reform MP. (YouTube photo)
Owner Jaime Wlasenko opened Crystal Cove Salon in October. (Brieanna Charlebois - Morning Star)

Okanagan salon offers free haircuts for homeless

Crystal Cove Salon is offering free services to the less fortunate once a month

Owner Jaime Wlasenko opened Crystal Cove Salon in October. (Brieanna Charlebois - Morning Star)
A cougar was spotted in an east Vernon neighbourhood Thursday, Feb. 28. (Jan Gardner photo)

Coyotes, cougars spotted around Okanagan city

Conservation officer: “We ask that people take it upon themselves to secure their pets and their livestock so that we can minimize the conflict with these animals.”

A cougar was spotted in an east Vernon neighbourhood Thursday, Feb. 28. (Jan Gardner photo)
A cougar was caught on camera outside a residence near Okanagan Landing Elementary Tuesday, Feb. 26. (File Photo)

Cougar caught on camera near Okanagan school

Samantha Becker has alerted the Conservation Office after cougar sighting outside her house

A cougar was caught on camera outside a residence near Okanagan Landing Elementary Tuesday, Feb. 26. (File Photo)
SOBC Alpine ski race. (Brieanna Charlebois - Morning Star)

Athletes hit the slopes for the final day of SOBC

The awards ceremony for all alpine skiing events took place this afternoon at the SilverStar Village Podium.

SOBC Alpine ski race. (Brieanna Charlebois - Morning Star)
Special Olympics Opening Ceremony at Kal Tire Place. (Brieanna Charlebois - Morning Star)

B.C. Special Olympics officially underway in Vernon

Athlete’s Oath: “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”

Special Olympics Opening Ceremony at Kal Tire Place. (Brieanna Charlebois - Morning Star)
Jason Hardy with his dad, John Hardy. (Photo contributed)

Parole angers parents of Okanagan manslaughter victim

Tal Kalum LaRiviere was arrested in Alberta Feb. 18. He had previously been granted day parole

Jason Hardy with his dad, John Hardy. (Photo contributed)
Leah Mary Rozycki and her family moved to Guatemala last November to work as missionaries. (Photo contributed)

Okanagan missionary helps feed Guatemalan children

Seeds to Harvest brings Gleaner’s food to those in need to relief efforts.

Leah Mary Rozycki and her family moved to Guatemala last November to work as missionaries. (Photo contributed)
Vernon SAR snowmobile night training exercise at Silver Star, December 2018. (Photo contributed)

Search crews warn snowmobilers not to do ‘something stupid’ Family Day weekend

Lack of preparation and ‘poor-decision making’ contribute to the high number of rescue calls

Vernon SAR snowmobile night training exercise at Silver Star, December 2018. (Photo contributed)
Crate Escape Dog Adventures is hosting the 10-hour Walks ‘N’ Wags Pet First Aid certificate course Sunday, Feb. 24. (Photo submitted)

Okanagan business offers first aid for Fido

Crate Escape Dog Adventures is hosting the 10-hour Walks ‘N’ Wags Pet First Aid Sunday in Vernon

Crate Escape Dog Adventures is hosting the 10-hour Walks ‘N’ Wags Pet First Aid certificate course Sunday, Feb. 24. (Photo submitted)
Mark & Mya (Photo submitted).

Australian dog and owner duo travels Okanagan, North America

“I just wanted to show people that having a pet isn’t a barrier to going off and living life.”

Mark & Mya (Photo submitted).
James Leigh and the first military bike he designed and built. (Brieanna Charlebois/ Morning Star)

Vernon local launches military motorcycle business

James Leigh hopes to officially launch DMZ motorcycles later this year, actor Edward Norton expresses interest.

James Leigh and the first military bike he designed and built. (Brieanna Charlebois/ Morning Star)
Curtis Wayne Sagmoen will stand trial on two separate informations in Vernon, as well as a third in Port Coquitlam. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)

Sagmoen awaits trials in Vernon

Curtis Wayne Sagmoen will be in Vernon Law Courts next on Feb. 11

Curtis Wayne Sagmoen will stand trial on two separate informations in Vernon, as well as a third in Port Coquitlam. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)
Yellow Vest protest came to Vernon Saturday. (Brieanna Charlebois/ Morning Star)

Yellow Vest movement rallied in Vernon Saturday

Protesters took to the steps of the Vernon courthouse Saturday.

Yellow Vest protest came to Vernon Saturday. (Brieanna Charlebois/ Morning Star)