Parker Crook

Emergency personnel are on the scene of an accident that closed the Highway to northbound traffic approximately 50 kilometres south of Merritt Sunday night. Another accident occurred 10 kilometres north of Merritt closed the highway to southbound traffic. (VSA Hwy Maintenance photo)

Five taken to hospital after one of two Coquihalla accidents

One airlifted in critical condition, four taken via ambulance in stable condition

Emergency personnel are on the scene of an accident that closed the Highway to northbound traffic approximately 50 kilometres south of Merritt Sunday night. Another accident occurred 10 kilometres north of Merritt closed the highway to southbound traffic. (VSA Hwy Maintenance photo)
B.C. poet shines a bright light on struggle with homelessness

B.C. poet shines a bright light on struggle with homelessness

Book launch for John La Greca’s Homeless Memorial is at Vernon’s Gallery Vertigo July 21.

B.C. poet shines a bright light on struggle with homelessness
Accident forces Coquihalla lane closure

Accident forces Coquihalla lane closure

DriveBC reports incident about 30 kilometres north of Merritt Sunday afternoon

Accident forces Coquihalla lane closure
Planet Eater rocked the 2017 Armstrong MetalFest stage. Organizers are gearing up for the 10th Armstrong MetalFest, which runs July 13-14 at Hassen Memorial Arena. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)

Armstrong MetalFest bigger than ever for 10-year milestone

Armstrong MetalFest slated for July 13-14 at Hassen Memorial Arena

Planet Eater rocked the 2017 Armstrong MetalFest stage. Organizers are gearing up for the 10th Armstrong MetalFest, which runs July 13-14 at Hassen Memorial Arena. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)
COLUMN: Don’t judge a man by his limbs

COLUMN: Don’t judge a man by his limbs

One-armed reporter takes up boxing

COLUMN: Don’t judge a man by his limbs
Kunal Chander, Bean To Cup manager, shares his good vibes through latte art and the coffeehouse’s food drive initiative June 26. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)

B.C. coffeehouse launches food drive after break-in

Non-perishable food donations accepted for free medium coffee at Bean To Cup

Kunal Chander, Bean To Cup manager, shares his good vibes through latte art and the coffeehouse’s food drive initiative June 26. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)
B.C. mother writes to fight opioid crisis

B.C. mother writes to fight opioid crisis

Shattered Dreams and Broken Hearts tells of the writer’s son who died of a fentanyl overdose

B.C. mother writes to fight opioid crisis
B.C. woman scammed through social media

B.C. woman scammed through social media

The woman said the scam occurred after they had been conversing for nearly three months

B.C. woman scammed through social media
Steve Wells visits Susan Egan at her wedding in Vernon. Wells will once again be in Vernon for the annual Walk for ALS in Polson Park June 9. (Photo submitted)

Longest surviving person with ALS to be part of B.C. campaign walk

Steve Wells will participate in the Vernon Walk for ALS June 9 at Polson Park

Steve Wells visits Susan Egan at her wedding in Vernon. Wells will once again be in Vernon for the annual Walk for ALS in Polson Park June 9. (Photo submitted)
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
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)
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
Vernon gas drops to 106.9

Vernon gas drops to 106.9

While Vancouver drivers continue to pay around 153.9, the price in Vernon drops, now at 106.9

Vernon gas drops to 106.9
Gas rises in Lower Mainland, drops in Vernon

Gas rises in Lower Mainland, drops in Vernon

While some drivers in Vancouver are facing gas prices of up to 155.9, Vernon has pumps at 118.9

Gas rises in Lower Mainland, drops in Vernon
Alleged sexual abuse of child at Okanagan school

Alleged sexual abuse of child at Okanagan school

A North Okanagan mother is in tears after her daughter claims she had been sexually abused at school

Alleged sexual abuse of child at Okanagan school
A snowfall warning and travel advisory is in effect for the Coquihalla Highway from Hope to Merritt. (DriveBC Webcam)

Snowfall warning, travel advisory in effect for Coquihalla

Coquihalla Highway between Hope and Merritt to receive 10 to 20 cm of snow Sunday

A snowfall warning and travel advisory is in effect for the Coquihalla Highway from Hope to Merritt. (DriveBC Webcam)
Gloria Anne Miller, wife of DCT Chambers Trucking founder David Chambers, is missing following a dive near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. (Facebook photo)

Search for missing Okanagan diver ends

Vernon’s Gloria Anne Miller was last seen Thursday, Feb. 15 diving in Puerto Vallarta

Gloria Anne Miller, wife of DCT Chambers Trucking founder David Chambers, is missing following a dive near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. (Facebook photo)
Eastbound traffic on Highway 97C is at a stand still following a vehicle incident Sunday afternoon. (DriveBC Webcam photo)

Update: Highway 97C reopened following multi-vehicle incident

Highway 97C is closed to eastbound traffic near Pennask Summit following an incident Sunday afternon

Eastbound traffic on Highway 97C is at a stand still following a vehicle incident Sunday afternoon. (DriveBC Webcam photo)