Graeme Corbett

Defenceman Dylan Chanter (middle) celebrates with teammates Riley Guenther (left) and captain Ryan Renz after burying a beauty one-timer during a one-touch scrimmage at Vernon Vipers’ practice Wednesday at Kal Tire Place. Vernon hosts Penticton tonight (7 p.m.).

New Vernon Viper Chanter puts scary seizure behind him

Armstrong's Dylan Chanter makes his Vernon Viper debut tonight against Penticton Vees at Kal Tire Place.

Defenceman Dylan Chanter (middle) celebrates with teammates Riley Guenther (left) and captain Ryan Renz after burying a beauty one-timer during a one-touch scrimmage at Vernon Vipers’ practice Wednesday at Kal Tire Place. Vernon hosts Penticton tonight (7 p.m.).
Demico Hannoun of the Vernon Vipers tries to dangle past Josh McArdle of the Nanaimo Clippers in B.C. Hockey League play Saturday night at Kal Tire Place. Vernon won 3-2.

Vernon Vipers sign Surrey captain Brett Mulcahy

Vernon Vipers sign forward Brett Mulcahy from the Surrey Eagles.

Demico Hannoun of the Vernon Vipers tries to dangle past Josh McArdle of the Nanaimo Clippers in B.C. Hockey League play Saturday night at Kal Tire Place. Vernon won 3-2.
Demico Hannoun of the Vernon Vipers tries to get the puck past Josh McArdle of the Nanaimo Clippers Saturday night at Kal Tire Place.

Vernon Vipers outlast Nanaimo Clippers

The Vernon Vipers grounded the Nanaimo Clippers 3-2 in B.C. Hockey League play Friday night at Kal Tire Place.

Demico Hannoun of the Vernon Vipers tries to get the puck past Josh McArdle of the Nanaimo Clippers Saturday night at Kal Tire Place.

AT RANDOM: Pecking problem

I used to think chickens were ideal farmyard animals...

Vernon Kokanee grad Joe Byram competes in a CIS dual meet between the University of Alberta Golden Bears and Calgary Dinos.

New approach boosts Bears’ Byram

Vernon’s Joe Byram was one stroke away from going to world swim championships last April.

Vernon Kokanee grad Joe Byram competes in a CIS dual meet between the University of Alberta Golden Bears and Calgary Dinos.
Coldstream’s Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe

Nayo courts first pro basketball contract

Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe elevates games with pro women's basketball club in Switzerland.

Coldstream’s Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe
Vernon's Sheila Snow warms up with a blanket and hot drink as she waits in line for the Morning Star's annual Gund teddy bear contest Saturday morning.

Bears popular with readers

Readers make a Christmas tradition of participating in the Morning Star’s annual Gund Teddy bear contest

Vernon's Sheila Snow warms up with a blanket and hot drink as she waits in line for the Morning Star's annual Gund teddy bear contest Saturday morning.
Demico Hannoun of the Vernon Vipers gets the puck past the Trail Smoke Eaters' goalie Dustin Nikkel for the Vipers’ second goal of the night Friday at Kal Tire Place. Vernon converted three powerplay goals to earn a 6-3 win.

Vernon Vipers ride powerplay to 6-3 over Trail

Vernon Vipers connect on three powerplays to earn 6-3 BCHL win over Trail Smoke Eaters Friday night at Kal Tire Place.

Demico Hannoun of the Vernon Vipers gets the puck past the Trail Smoke Eaters' goalie Dustin Nikkel for the Vipers’ second goal of the night Friday at Kal Tire Place. Vernon converted three powerplay goals to earn a 6-3 win.
Igor Ruffa

Lumby cheese holds Swiss culture

Ruffa family brings Swiss food culture to Lumby with Bella Stella Cheese.

Igor Ruffa
Vernon Vipers’ captain Ryan Renz (middle) celebrates a goal with d-man Jared Wilson (left) and forward Michael McNicholas.

Renz signs with Lake Superior State

Ryan Renz hasn’t exactly grown much since he joined the Vernon Vipers as a 17-year-old. He hasn’t really had to.

Vernon Vipers’ captain Ryan Renz (middle) celebrates a goal with d-man Jared Wilson (left) and forward Michael McNicholas.
Defenceman Jason Bird of the Vernon Vipers slips the puck past Shane Poulsen of the Merritt Centennials in BCHL action Friday night at Kal Tire Place. Vernon won 4-0 to move back into first place in the Interior.

Hannoun highlights Vernon Viper offence

Vernon Vipers blank Merritt Centennials 4-0 in BCHL action Friday night at Kal Tire Place.

Defenceman Jason Bird of the Vernon Vipers slips the puck past Shane Poulsen of the Merritt Centennials in BCHL action Friday night at Kal Tire Place. Vernon won 4-0 to move back into first place in the Interior.
Jake and Mary Spoor

Vernon Flower Shop has it covered

Vernon Flower Shop earns cover spread in Canadian Florist magazine.

Jake and Mary Spoor

AT RANDOM: Baby on board

Graeme Corbett touches on the joys of becoming a parent

Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star Colton Sparrow of the Vipers slips the puck through the legs of West Kelowna Warrior Adam Plant Saturday night at Kal Tire Place.

Vernon Vipers move back into first

The revolving carousel atop the B.C. Hockey League’s Interior Division took another spin last weekend.

Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star Colton Sparrow of the Vipers slips the puck through the legs of West Kelowna Warrior Adam Plant Saturday night at Kal Tire Place.
Kelowna International Airport has become the regional airport of choice for Thompson Okanagan residents over the past two decades

Kelowna airport numbers skyrocket

Kelowna International Airport passenger numbers reach record highs.

Kelowna International Airport has become the regional airport of choice for Thompson Okanagan residents over the past two decades
Colton Sparrow of the Vernon Vipers slips the puck through the legs of West Kelowna Warrior Adam Plant Saturday night at Kal Tire Place.

Vernon Vipers draw West Kelowna Warriors 2-2

Vernon Vipers move into first place in the Interior after tying West Kelowna Warriors 2-2 in BCHL action at Kal Tire Place.

Colton Sparrow of the Vernon Vipers slips the puck through the legs of West Kelowna Warrior Adam Plant Saturday night at Kal Tire Place.
Rachelle Dixon

Local designer embraces growth

Rachlle Dixon, owner and lead designer of Square One Apparel & Salon, has been handy with a sewing machine for half of her life

Rachelle Dixon
Karan Toor of the Prince George Spruce Kings crashes Colton Sparrow of the Vernon Vipers into the end boards in B.C. Hockey League action Saturday night at Kal Tire Place.

Vernon Vipers draw Spruce Kings 4-4 in bizarre BCHL tilt

Vernon Vipers draw Prince George Spruce Kings 4-4 in BCHL action Saturday night at Kal Tire Place.

Karan Toor of the Prince George Spruce Kings crashes Colton Sparrow of the Vernon Vipers into the end boards in B.C. Hockey League action Saturday night at Kal Tire Place.
Colton Sparrow of the Vernon Vipers is checked hard by Karan Toor of the Prince George Spruce Kings Saturday night at Kal Tire Place.

Vipers draw Kings in wild BCHL showdown

Vernon Vipers and Prince George Spruce Kings settle for 4-4 draw in BCHL thriller.

Colton Sparrow of the Vernon Vipers is checked hard by Karan Toor of the Prince George Spruce Kings Saturday night at Kal Tire Place.
Vernon Vipers’ Riley Guenther (left) and TJ Dumonceaux (far right) team up to steal the puck from Salmon Arm SilverBacks’ Mark Whiteley in B.C. Hockey League action Friday night at Kal Tire Place. The Vipers won 2-1.

Vernon Vipers flex powerplay

It’s been about as reliable as snow in July so far this season, but the powerplay came through big time for the Vernon Vipers Friday night.

Vernon Vipers’ Riley Guenther (left) and TJ Dumonceaux (far right) team up to steal the puck from Salmon Arm SilverBacks’ Mark Whiteley in B.C. Hockey League action Friday night at Kal Tire Place. The Vipers won 2-1.