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New charges laid against Armstrong arson suspect

New charges laid against Armstrong arson suspect

Colette Leneveu now faces seven counts of arson in two separate files before the Vernon Law Courts

New charges laid against Armstrong arson suspect
Drivers tackling Interior highways are urged to proceed with caution due to winter weather forecasts. (DriveBC Highway Webcam)

Snow, freezing rain, ice pellets in forecast for B.C. Interior highways

Environment Canada is calling for snow for various highways across the province

Drivers tackling Interior highways are urged to proceed with caution due to winter weather forecasts. (DriveBC Highway Webcam)
Cecile Zandbergen (left) and husband Cor are longtime volunteers with the Canadian Red Cross. A volunteer information session will happen at the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, Nov. 27. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)

Longtime Vernon Red Cross volunteer reflects upon service

Volunteer information session Nov. 27

Cecile Zandbergen (left) and husband Cor are longtime volunteers with the Canadian Red Cross. A volunteer information session will happen at the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, Nov. 27. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)
Okanagan man imprisoned for sex with minor

Okanagan man imprisoned for sex with minor

The accused’s name is being withheld to further protect the identity of the victim

Okanagan man imprisoned for sex with minor
Okanagan woman leads Clean Water for Haiti

Okanagan woman leads Clean Water for Haiti

Non-profit organization looks to improve access to clean drinking water

Okanagan woman leads Clean Water for Haiti
Okanagan woman leads Clean Water for Haiti

Okanagan woman leads Clean Water for Haiti

Non-profit organization looks to improve access to clean drinking water

Okanagan woman leads Clean Water for Haiti
Crash closes Highway 33 south of Kelowna

Crash closes Highway 33 south of Kelowna

Estimated time of re-opening is 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18

Crash closes Highway 33 south of Kelowna
Vernon man faces unlicensed firearm charges

Vernon man faces unlicensed firearm charges

Stephen Hidasi will appear next Dec. 6

Vernon man faces unlicensed firearm charges
Curtis Wayne Sagmoen is escorted into a British Columbia Sheriff Service vehicle as rallier shout “No more stolen sisters” marking the end of the first day of his preliminary inquiry in Vernon Law Courts Monday, Oct. 22. The inquiry is scheduled to wrap up Tuesday, Oct. 23. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)

Sagmoen denied bail

Bail for Curtis Wayne Sagmoen was denied, to uproarious applause by rally supporters.

Curtis Wayne Sagmoen is escorted into a British Columbia Sheriff Service vehicle as rallier shout “No more stolen sisters” marking the end of the first day of his preliminary inquiry in Vernon Law Courts Monday, Oct. 22. The inquiry is scheduled to wrap up Tuesday, Oct. 23. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)
Bowen O’Brien, a 15-year-old filmmaker, took home two awards from HorrorFest in Kelowna Oct. 26. (En Queue Film)

Vernon teen wins Best Film in Kelowna HorrorFest

Bowen O’Brien and Brian Taylor’s Adulthood took home two awards from the Oct. 26 event

Bowen O’Brien, a 15-year-old filmmaker, took home two awards from HorrorFest in Kelowna Oct. 26. (En Queue Film)
Meagan Louis, a rally organizer, spreads a flag reading ‘no more stolen sisters,’ on the Vernon Law Courts steps Monday, Oct. 22. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)

Date set for Sagmoen bail decision

Curtis Wayne Sagmoen will appear Nov. 14 at 9:30 a.m.

Meagan Louis, a rally organizer, spreads a flag reading ‘no more stolen sisters,’ on the Vernon Law Courts steps Monday, Oct. 22. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)
The stage will be full as the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra takes the stage with Verdi’s Requiem in Kelowna Nov. 9, Penticton Nov. 10 and Vernon Nov. 11. (OSO photo)

OSO honours Remembrance Day weekend with Requiem

Peforming in Kelowna Nov. 9, Penticton Nov. 10, Vernon Nov. 11

The stage will be full as the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra takes the stage with Verdi’s Requiem in Kelowna Nov. 9, Penticton Nov. 10 and Vernon Nov. 11. (OSO photo)
A motorcycle and a police vehicle collided on Highway 6 in Coldstream Aug. 6, 2016. (Morning Star file photo)

Okanagan cop fined for on-duty crash

Const. Megan Valenta pleaded guilty to making an unsafe u-turn in relation to 2016 accident

A motorcycle and a police vehicle collided on Highway 6 in Coldstream Aug. 6, 2016. (Morning Star file photo)
Curtis Wayne Sagmoen is escorted into a BC Sheriff Service vehicle as protesters shout “No more stolen sisters,” which marked the end of the first day of his preliminary inquiry in Vernon Law Courts Oct. 22. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)

UPDATE: Sagmoen awaits bail decision

Sagmoen’s matter will move to the judicial case manager Nov. 7 to fix a date for decision

Curtis Wayne Sagmoen is escorted into a BC Sheriff Service vehicle as protesters shout “No more stolen sisters,” which marked the end of the first day of his preliminary inquiry in Vernon Law Courts Oct. 22. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)
Curtis Wayne Sagmoen is escorted into a British Columbia Sheriff Service vehicle as rallier shout “No more stolen sisters” marking the end of the first day of his preliminary inquiry in Vernon Law Courts Monday, Oct. 22. The inquiry is scheduled to wrap up Tuesday, Oct. 23. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)
Curtis Wayne Sagmoen is escorted into a British Columbia Sheriff Service vehicle as rallier shout “No more stolen sisters” marking the end of the first day of his preliminary inquiry in Vernon Law Courts Monday, Oct. 22. The inquiry is scheduled to wrap up Tuesday, Oct. 23. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)
Band submissions are open until Nov. 1 for the 2019 Armstrong Metalfest. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)
Band submissions are open until Nov. 1 for the 2019 Armstrong Metalfest. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)
Firefighters prepare to enter the scene of a house fire at 7400 Pleasant Valley Road in Vernon Thursday, Oct. 25. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)

GoFundMe for Vernon family who lost house to fire surpasses goal

As of Sunday, Oct. 28, $2,250 has been raised for a the single mother of six children

Firefighters prepare to enter the scene of a house fire at 7400 Pleasant Valley Road in Vernon Thursday, Oct. 25. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)
The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra presents The Music of Harry Potter in Vernon Oct. 26, Penticton Oct. 27 and Kelowna Oct. 28. (Mark Brett/Western News)

Symphony casts orchestral spell with music of Harry Potter

Performance in Vernon Oct. 26, Penticton Oct. 27, Kelowna Oct. 28

The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra presents The Music of Harry Potter in Vernon Oct. 26, Penticton Oct. 27 and Kelowna Oct. 28. (Mark Brett/Western News)
Curtis Wayne Sagmoen is escorted into a British Columbia Sheriff Service vehicle as rallier shout “No more stolen sisters” marking the end of the first day of his preliminary inquiry in Vernon Law Courts Monday, Oct. 22. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)

UPDATE: Sagmoen bail hearing adjourned

Sagmoen will appear in Vernon Law Courts Oct. 31 via video

Curtis Wayne Sagmoen is escorted into a British Columbia Sheriff Service vehicle as rallier shout “No more stolen sisters” marking the end of the first day of his preliminary inquiry in Vernon Law Courts Monday, Oct. 22. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)
Crash near Chase reduces Trans Canada to single lane alternating

Crash near Chase reduces Trans Canada to single lane alternating

Few details available at this time

Crash near Chase reduces Trans Canada to single lane alternating