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A goat is oblivious to the downward dogs that surround him, instead, pausing to eat the grass at O’Keefe Ranch’s Yoga with Goats Wednesday, June 6. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)

VIDEO: Goats get in downward dog at B.C. ranch

Yoga with Goats every Wednesday and Saturday in June

A goat is oblivious to the downward dogs that surround him, instead, pausing to eat the grass at O’Keefe Ranch’s Yoga with Goats Wednesday, June 6. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)
File photo of Taylor Van Diest. Image: Facebook

Man gets life with no parole for 17 years in B.C. teen’s Halloween murder

Matthew Foerster convicted of the 2011 murder of Taylor Van Diest, family hopes for peace to come

File photo of Taylor Van Diest. Image: Facebook
UPDATED: Court recommends life, 17 years no parole, for Foerster in Van Diest murder

UPDATED: Court recommends life, 17 years no parole, for Foerster in Van Diest murder

Joint submission put forward for B.C. man, sentencing to continue June 5

UPDATED: Court recommends life, 17 years no parole, for Foerster in Van Diest murder
UPDATED: Vernon cold case murder suspect makes first court appearance, seeks bail

UPDATED: Vernon cold case murder suspect makes first court appearance, seeks bail

Paramjit Singh Bogarh’s matter was adjourned to June 28 to fix a date

UPDATED: Vernon cold case murder suspect makes first court appearance, seeks bail
The BC Wildfire Service is responding to a fire 27 kilometres north of Merritt near the Chattaway Lake FSR. The fire is estimated to be eight hectares in size. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Wildfire sparked north of Merritt, estimated 8 hectares

BC Wildfire Service is responding to the fire near Chattaway Lake FSR 27 kilometres north of Merritt

The BC Wildfire Service is responding to a fire 27 kilometres north of Merritt near the Chattaway Lake FSR. The fire is estimated to be eight hectares in size. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
The cast and crew of Powerhouse Theatre’s Calendar Girls celebrate their Best Production win at Theatre BC’s Okanagan Zone Festival awards banquet May 26. Calendar Girls will move on to compete in the provincial Theatre BC Mainstage Festival, which rolls into Vernon June 29 to July 7. (Photo submitted)

Vernon company wins Ozone best production

Powerhouse Theatre’s Calendar Girls will move on to the Theatre BC Mainstage Festival

The cast and crew of Powerhouse Theatre’s Calendar Girls celebrate their Best Production win at Theatre BC’s Okanagan Zone Festival awards banquet May 26. Calendar Girls will move on to compete in the provincial Theatre BC Mainstage Festival, which rolls into Vernon June 29 to July 7. (Photo submitted)
Laurel Fredin shows off her pottery, which will be on display at the 43rd annual Creative Chaos June 1-3. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)

Vernon’s Creative Chaos focuses on all things artisanal

The 43rd annual event is June 1-3

Laurel Fredin shows off her pottery, which will be on display at the 43rd annual Creative Chaos June 1-3. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)
A special musical treat awaited a packed house at the Cleland Theatre Saturday with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra and special guests for the Ringing in the Season concert. (Mark Brett/Black Press)

Okanagan Symphony Orchestra launches 59th season

Upcoming season features Tanya Tagaq, The Music of Harry Potter, classical standards

A special musical treat awaited a packed house at the Cleland Theatre Saturday with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra and special guests for the Ringing in the Season concert. (Mark Brett/Black Press)
City crews attend the scene of the 20th Street BX Creek culvert adjacent Vernon man Ted Walker’s home, which has flooded the past two springs. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)

Frustration swells for Vernon flooding victim

Ted Walker’s home has flood for the second consecutive spring

City crews attend the scene of the 20th Street BX Creek culvert adjacent Vernon man Ted Walker’s home, which has flooded the past two springs. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)
Festival highlights Okanagan theatre

Festival highlights Okanagan theatre

Theatre BC’s Okanagan Zone Festival comes to Vernon May 19-25

Festival highlights Okanagan theatre
Planet Eater rocked the 2017 Armstrong MetalFest stage. Organizers have announced the star-studded lineup for the tenth Armstrong MetalFest, which runs July 13-14. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)

MetalFest headbanging headliners announced

July 13-1 marks a decade of Armstrong MetalFest

Planet Eater rocked the 2017 Armstrong MetalFest stage. Organizers have announced the star-studded lineup for the tenth Armstrong MetalFest, which runs July 13-14. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)
The Gryphon Trio will grace the stage alongside the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra for Triomphe! in Kelowna May 11, Penticton May 12 and Vernon May 13. (Bo Huang Photography)

Okanagan Symphony goes big for season finale

The OSO presents Triomphe! in Kelowna May 11, Penticton May 12 and Vernon May 13

The Gryphon Trio will grace the stage alongside the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra for Triomphe! in Kelowna May 11, Penticton May 12 and Vernon May 13. (Bo Huang Photography)
Kate Johnson and Julia Allen share their love of the Okanagan with their new, quarterly subscription box business Locality. (Sharla Pike Photography)

Business duo shares love of the Okanagan

New Okanagan business Locality ready to ship first subscription box

Kate Johnson and Julia Allen share their love of the Okanagan with their new, quarterly subscription box business Locality. (Sharla Pike Photography)
Symphony celebrates work of students

Symphony celebrates work of students

Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra annual spring concert in Vernon May 5, May 6 in Penticton, Kelowna

Symphony celebrates work of students
Some residents are concerned about the condition of the dike near Cawston. Work on repairs began Saturday as the water began rising.

Cawston under state of emergency: RDOS

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has declared a local state of emergency for Cawston

Some residents are concerned about the condition of the dike near Cawston. Work on repairs began Saturday as the water began rising.
Toronto songstress Emma Cook brings her iconic indie vibes to Penticton April 28 and Vernon April 29. (Photo submitted)

Toronto songstress shares indie vibes with Okanagan

Emma Cook will rock Penticton’s The Elite April 28 before she hits Vernon’s Record City April 29

Toronto songstress Emma Cook brings her iconic indie vibes to Penticton April 28 and Vernon April 29. (Photo submitted)
Okanagan city’s titles a contradiction: mayor

Okanagan city’s titles a contradiction: mayor

Vernon was named ninth most dangerous, 18th most romantic and a top honeymoon spot over six months

Okanagan city’s titles a contradiction: mayor
B.C. towns rank in top honeymoon destination worldwide

B.C. towns rank in top honeymoon destination worldwide

Vernon, Kaslo, Sunshine Coast and the Island hit Expedia.ca’s list of top 18 honeymoon destinations

B.C. towns rank in top honeymoon destination worldwide
Canadian film producer Rick Dugdale and his production company, Enderby Entertainment, is set for a digital release of the film An Ordinary Man April 17, followed by a physical release June 12. (Enderby Entertainment image)

Enderby producer continues to leave his mark

Enderby Entertainment’s An Ordinary Man released on digital today

Canadian film producer Rick Dugdale and his production company, Enderby Entertainment, is set for a digital release of the film An Ordinary Man April 17, followed by a physical release June 12. (Enderby Entertainment image)
Event coordinator and Seaton Secondary drama instructor Lana O’Brien (right) leads Grade 12 student Will Oxtoby of Kelowna’s Okanagan Mission Secondary and Grade 11 Vernon Secondary School product Aleena Isobe as they mourn the death of fellow Grade 11 VSS student Carmen Sampson in a quick skit of William Shakespeare’s Henry V as part of the 18th annual Goodwill Shakespeare Festival April 16. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)

Goodwill Shakespeare festival returns to Vernon

Okanagan schools descend upon Vernon for 18th annual Goodwill Shakespeare festival

Event coordinator and Seaton Secondary drama instructor Lana O’Brien (right) leads Grade 12 student Will Oxtoby of Kelowna’s Okanagan Mission Secondary and Grade 11 Vernon Secondary School product Aleena Isobe as they mourn the death of fellow Grade 11 VSS student Carmen Sampson in a quick skit of William Shakespeare’s Henry V as part of the 18th annual Goodwill Shakespeare Festival April 16. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)