Graeme Corbett

Vernon's Eric Byram will ski for Canada's talent squad this season.

Byram has big nordic plans

An appendicitis attack in the early part of last season nearly derailed Eric Byram’s cross-country skiing year before it started.

Vernon's Eric Byram will ski for Canada's talent squad this season.
Craig Fehr

Fehr adds finance insight

Craig Fehr, an investment strategist with Edward Jones, visits Vernon to present investment seminar.

Craig Fehr
Vernon Vipers' d-man Riley Guenther (left) and TJ Dumonceaux (right) team up to steal the puck from the Salmon Arm Silverbacks' Mark Whiteley in BCHL action Friday night at Kal Tire Place.

Vernon Vipers ground Salmon Arm SilverBacks 2-1

Mike McNicholas snipes winner on powerplay as Vernon Vipers ground Salmon Arm SilverBacks 2-1 in BCHL play Friday night.

Vernon Vipers' d-man Riley Guenther (left) and TJ Dumonceaux (right) team up to steal the puck from the Salmon Arm Silverbacks' Mark Whiteley in BCHL action Friday night at Kal Tire Place.
Michael McNicholas (No. 11) of the Vernon Vipers steps over fallen Merritt Centennial Payton Schaefer and past James Neil in B.C. Hockey League play Saturday night at Kal Tire Place. The Cents won 1-0.

Kero the hero as Merritt Centennials shut out Vernon Vipers

Merritt Centennials blank Vernon Vipers 1-0 in BCHL play Saturday night at Kal Tire Place.

Michael McNicholas (No. 11) of the Vernon Vipers steps over fallen Merritt Centennial Payton Schaefer and past James Neil in B.C. Hockey League play Saturday night at Kal Tire Place. The Cents won 1-0.
Adrian Johnson

Johnson adopts regional vision

Regional governance strategy among priorities for Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce president Adrian Johnson.

Adrian Johnson

AT RANDOM: Something to crow about

Graeme Corbett hatches a tale about roosters and chickens

Vernon’s Terence Giesbrecht

Skyride cycles into an award winner

Skyride earns B.C. Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Aboriginal Business from All Nations Trust Company.

Vernon’s Terence Giesbrecht
Dexter Dancs of the Vernon Vipers tries to keep control as he drives towards Chilliwack Chiefs' netminder Lyndon Stanwood in B.C. Hockey League play Friday night at Kal Tire Place.

Vernon Vipers’ solidarity trumps Chiefs

Vernon Vipers ground Chilliwack Chiefs 4-1 to open BCHL home-and-home set Friday at Kal Tire Place.

Dexter Dancs of the Vernon Vipers tries to keep control as he drives towards Chilliwack Chiefs' netminder Lyndon Stanwood in B.C. Hockey League play Friday night at Kal Tire Place.
Nolan Thiessen (left) and Carter Rycroft sweep a stone thrown by Pat Simmons in the Prestige Hotels Curling Classic men’s final Monday at the Vernon Curling Club.

Koe outlasts Brady for third Vernon cashspiel title

Kevin Koe's Calgary-based rink claims third Prestige Hotels Curling Classic title Monday afternoon at Vernon Curling Club.

Nolan Thiessen (left) and Carter Rycroft sweep a stone thrown by Pat Simmons in the Prestige Hotels Curling Classic men’s final Monday at the Vernon Curling Club.
Skip Eve Muirhead of Scotland releases her rock as her teammates Claire Hamilton and Vicki Adams get ready to sweep in the Prestige Hotels Curling Classic at the Vernon Curling Club.

Women chasing $40K purse

Bingyu Wang of China and Stefanie Lawton of Saskatoon first rinks through to final-eight of Prestige Hotels Curling Classic in Vernon.

Skip Eve Muirhead of Scotland releases her rock as her teammates Claire Hamilton and Vicki Adams get ready to sweep in the Prestige Hotels Curling Classic at the Vernon Curling Club.
Sweepers Ty Griffith (left) and Rick Sawatsky look for instruction on a rock thrown by skip John Morris in the Prestige Hotels & Resorts Curling Classic Friday morning at the Vernon Curling Club.

Morris slides onto calendar scene

Curler John Morris supports charity with Men of Curling calendar shoot.

Sweepers Ty Griffith (left) and Rick Sawatsky look for instruction on a rock thrown by skip John Morris in the Prestige Hotels & Resorts Curling Classic Friday morning at the Vernon Curling Club.
Jared Wilson

Vernon Viper vets back in action

Veterans Colton Sparrow and Josh Bryan return to Vernon Viper lineup; newcomers Jared Wilson and Josh Betinol make Viper debuts.

Jared Wilson
Vernon’s Nicole Nichols rubs shoulders with the show jumping world as she hosts an exhibit for Cottonwood Bridal & Formals at the Spruce Meadows Masters in Calgary.

Cottonwood Bridal on the mend

Cottonwood Bridal & Formals recovering after High River floods.

Vernon’s Nicole Nichols rubs shoulders with the show jumping world as she hosts an exhibit for Cottonwood Bridal & Formals at the Spruce Meadows Masters in Calgary.
Vernon Vipers’ netminder Austin Smith loses his helmet as he is bowled over by a flying Salmon Arm SilverBack Harlan Orr in the Vipers’ B.C. Hockey League home opener Saturday night at Kal Tire Place.

Salmon Arm SilverBacks complete weekend sweep of Vernon Vipers

Alex Gillies caps hat-trick performance with OT winner as SilverBacks brush back Vipers 6-5 Saturday night at Kal Tire Place.

Vernon Vipers’ netminder Austin Smith loses his helmet as he is bowled over by a flying Salmon Arm SilverBack Harlan Orr in the Vipers’ B.C. Hockey League home opener Saturday night at Kal Tire Place.

AT RANDOM: Puppy parent

My pup had his first birthday the other day. He was born on Sept. 11, a date not many people are likely to forget.

Vernon's Jerred Smithson

Vernon Vipers rekindle Boston connection

Vernon Viper roster features trio of Boston-area products – forwards Mike Iovanna and Liam Coughlin, and d-man Mark Hamilton.

Vernon's Jerred Smithson
John Garvie (from left)

Vernon Panthers’ program on the rise

Vernon Panthers look to carry momentum into Interior high school senior AA boys football season.

John Garvie (from left)
Tara Rendall (left) and Imre Kovacs

Medicinal marijuana buds in Vernon

Vernon's Herbal-Health Centre THC Dispensary offers array of medical marijuana options.

Tara Rendall (left) and Imre Kovacs
Armstrong's Rebecca McOnie (right) fences Donna Vakalis

McOnie pushed in pentathlon

Armstrong's Rebecca McOnie earns sixth in women's division at National Modern Pentathlon Championships in Alberta.

Armstrong's Rebecca McOnie (right) fences Donna Vakalis
Viper forward Adam Nanji tangles with the SilverBacks’ Joey Colatarci in B.C. Hockey League exhibition play Saturday night at Kal Tire Place.

Calvin collects four points as Vernon Vipers outlast SilverBacks

Vernon Vipers ground Salmon Arm SilverBacks 7-5 in B.C. Hockey League exhibition play Saturday night at Kal Tire Place.

Viper forward Adam Nanji tangles with the SilverBacks’ Joey Colatarci in B.C. Hockey League exhibition play Saturday night at Kal Tire Place.