Brieanna Charlebois

In 2018 a total of 20 people died due to drug overdoses in Vernon and a reported seven people have died in 2019 as of June 1. (AP File Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Overdoses overwhelming in B.C. Interior

Part two: Who’s affected by the current opioid crisis

In 2018 a total of 20 people died due to drug overdoses in Vernon and a reported seven people have died in 2019 as of June 1. (AP File Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Vernon woman hung a red dress in her door Mary 5 as part of National MMIWG Day of Awareness. (Contributed)

B.C. woman’s ‘Red Dress’ for missing, murdered Indigenous woman interrupts mail delivery

Wendy Chambers received a note that said the red dress hanging in her door was impeding Canada Post delivery

Vernon woman hung a red dress in her door Mary 5 as part of National MMIWG Day of Awareness. (Contributed)
Even pets are active in Enderby, such as Cole on an Enderby Cliffs hike. (Photo - Rob Marshall)

Enderby, B.C., named Canada’s most active community

The ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge to award city with $150,000

Even pets are active in Enderby, such as Cole on an Enderby Cliffs hike. (Photo - Rob Marshall)
Vernon courthouse. (Brieanna Charlebois - Morning Star)

Former Vernon Judo coach pleads guilty to child pornography charges

Bryan Jeffrey McLachlan is set to return to court Sept. 4 for sentencing

Vernon courthouse. (Brieanna Charlebois - Morning Star)
Ever see birds perform a mating dance? Western Grebes flap around at B.C. wharf

Ever see birds perform a mating dance? Western Grebes flap around at B.C. wharf

Enderby resident Barb Tomlinson caught two Western Grebe birds performing a mating dance in Salmon Arm.

Ever see birds perform a mating dance? Western Grebes flap around at B.C. wharf
Darrell Moulsdales suffered a severe head injury from an incident Saturday, April 27. (Photo contributed)

B.C. man recovering from mysterious head injury hoping to find out what happened

A Go Fund Me has been set up to aid Darrell Moulsdale with expenses related to his recovery

Darrell Moulsdales suffered a severe head injury from an incident Saturday, April 27. (Photo contributed)
Newlyweds Don and Stefani Walper met at a pub in Vernon. (Photo from Extreme Love video)

What’s age got to do with it? B.C. couple with 45-year gap talks happy marriage

An Armstrong couple that has 45-year age gap began turning heads after being featured on show Extreme Love.

Newlyweds Don and Stefani Walper met at a pub in Vernon. (Photo from Extreme Love video)
Rent a chicken. (Photo contributed)

Want a chicken? B.C. farm offers egg-citing opportunity

Rent chickens for farm fresh eggs without the commitment; free delivery offered for Kelowna and Vernon.

Rent a chicken. (Photo contributed)
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 assault charge against B.C. man linked to human remains probe

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)

B.C. man’s rare Muramasa sword carries ‘cursed’ backstory

“It really belongs in a museum.”

Japanese legendary Muramasa swords are very rare. (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)
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)
Vernon SAR head out on a search on Hunters Range, winter 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 head out on a search on Hunters Range, winter 2018. (Photo contributed)
Mark & Mya (Photo submitted).

Australian man, dog visit B.C. cities in final leg of North American tour

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

Mark & Mya (Photo submitted).
(Stock Photo)

Pressure builds for B.C. to recognize physicians assistants

“We can make a difference and I think we’re being overlooked.”

(Stock Photo)
(Photo contributed)

B.C. couple survives carbon monoxide scare

“We were extremely lucky. We’re still here because [the detector] worked.”

(Photo contributed)
Owner JD Batbatan takes his cat everywhere — including stand-up paddleboarding. (Photo contributed)

B.C. cat loves paddleboarding

Cat owner JD Batbatan hopes his videos inspire people to get outside and enjoy the beauty of the Okanagan.

Owner JD Batbatan takes his cat everywhere — including stand-up paddleboarding. (Photo contributed)
Roy Shopland and his prized 100-year-old Union Jack flag. (Brieanna Charlebois/Morning Star)

97-year-old B.C. veteran proudly displays 100-year-old Union Jack

Roy Shopland inherited the flag his mom brought to Canada when she emigrated from England in 1918.

Roy Shopland and his prized 100-year-old Union Jack flag. (Brieanna Charlebois/Morning Star)
B.C. grow ops left in legal weeds post-legalization

B.C. grow ops left in legal weeds post-legalization

“I think people are going to get a big surprise that it’s not going to change things much.”

B.C. grow ops left in legal weeds post-legalization