Graeme Corbett

Demico Hannoun (No. 18) of the Surrey Eagles battles a Chilliwack Chiefs’ player in B.C. Hockey League action.

Vernon Vipers pluck top Surrey Eagle talent

Vernon Vipers acquire Demico Hannoun and Jordan Klimek from Surrey Eagles as part of Adam Tambellini deal; Michael Roberts headed to Surrey.

Demico Hannoun (No. 18) of the Surrey Eagles battles a Chilliwack Chiefs’ player in B.C. Hockey League action.

AT RANDOM: No excuse for not voting

Sports/Business reporter Graeme Corbett on the post-B.C. election buzz

Vernon’s Andy Collins (No. 33)

Collins enjoys ultimate ride

Vernon's Andy Collins turning into an ultimate pro.

Vernon’s Andy Collins (No. 33)
Marie-Cat Bruno (left) and Phillipa Baudert enjoy the trail network at Silver Star Mountain resort. The resort works co-operatively with the adjacent Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre to meet the needs of cross-country enthusiasts.

Partnership pays off for nordic skiers

Vernon’s Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre and Silver Star Mountain Resort work together

Marie-Cat Bruno (left) and Phillipa Baudert enjoy the trail network at Silver Star Mountain resort. The resort works co-operatively with the adjacent Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre to meet the needs of cross-country enthusiasts.
Susan Hamilton

Parnell’s in new hands

Parnell’s TV & Appliance celebrates grand opening at new location.

Susan Hamilton
Vernon’s Tylee Cooper competes in high school rodeo barrel racing. Local action starts today.

High school rodeo comes to Armstrong

High school rodeo stop hits IPE grounds this weekend in Armstrong.

Vernon’s Tylee Cooper competes in high school rodeo barrel racing. Local action starts today.
Athena Nguyen

Young Dragon ideas take flight

North Okanagan students impress at seventh annual Dragons' Den youth entrepreneur contest.

Athena Nguyen
Armstrong Shamrock Brett Hawrys (right) fends off Ryan Oliverius of the Vernon Tigers in 2012 TOJLL action at Nor-Val Sports Centre.

Armstrong Shamrock tandem signs with Nanaimo Timbermen

Brett Hawrys and Owen Barker make the jump to Junior A lacrosse with Nanaimo Timbermen.

Armstrong Shamrock Brett Hawrys (right) fends off Ryan Oliverius of the Vernon Tigers in 2012 TOJLL action at Nor-Val Sports Centre.

AT RANDOM: For the birds

I used to love the Woody Woodpecker Show as a kid. He was one of my favourite characters on Saturday morning cartoons...

Vernon's Ty Cheyne (left) and Levi Lee practise their skills during a touch rugby training session for youth in Kelowna.

Touch rugby tapping into youth

Vernon Youth Touch Rugby program develops fundamental skill set.

Vernon's Ty Cheyne (left) and Levi Lee practise their skills during a touch rugby training session for youth in Kelowna.
Fanny Chapman

El Gusto serves up Latino flare

Vernon's El Gusto market offers staple ingredients to create authentic Latino dishes from scratch.

Fanny Chapman
Jerred Smithson (right)

Edmonton Oilers scoop up Smithson

Edmonton Oilers pluck Vernon's Jerred Smithson from Florida Panthers at Wednesday's NHL trade deadline.

Jerred Smithson (right)
Michael Roney

Sterling Medical Building houses health care mixture

Sterling Medical Building offers one-stop shopping for all things health care.

Michael Roney
Darren Jacklin is using his experience as a professional speaker and corporate trainer to reach out to a budding group of business people in West Africa.

Jacklin lends entrepreneurial expertise in Africa

Vernon's Darren Jacklin brings business experience to West Africa.

Darren Jacklin is using his experience as a professional speaker and corporate trainer to reach out to a budding group of business people in West Africa.
Klaus Tribes is getting out of the hospitality business after nearly 40 years as owner of KT’s Heritage Restaurant in downtown Vernon.

Tribes relishes restaurant connection

Klaus Tribes retires from hospitality business after nearly 40 years as owner of KT’s Heritage Restaurant in downtown Vernon.

Klaus Tribes is getting out of the hospitality business after nearly 40 years as owner of KT’s Heritage Restaurant in downtown Vernon.
Defenceman Mac Ferner and the North Okanagan Knights take on the Osoyoos Coyotes in the KIJHL Okanagan/Shuswap Conference final starting tonight (7:00) in Armstrong.

North Okanagan Knights draw Coyotes

North Okanagan Knights host Osoyoos Coyotes for Game 1 of the KIJHL Okanagan/Shuswap Conference final tonight at Nor-Val Sports Centre.

Defenceman Mac Ferner and the North Okanagan Knights take on the Osoyoos Coyotes in the KIJHL Okanagan/Shuswap Conference final starting tonight (7:00) in Armstrong.
Alex Gillies

Salmon Arm SilverBacks resurgent after mid-season overhaul

Salmon Arm SilverBacks rebound for playoff berth after massive roster shuffle.

Alex Gillies
Vernon Viper Colton Sparrow slides between Diego Cuglietta (left) and John Saunders of the Merritt Centennials in B.C. Hockey League action Saturday night at Webild Centre. The Vipers won 3-2 in double-overtime to end the year on a four-game win streak.

Vernon Vipers stoked for RBC Cup season

Vernon Vipers end B.C. Hockey League season on four-game win streak.

Vernon Viper Colton Sparrow slides between Diego Cuglietta (left) and John Saunders of the Merritt Centennials in B.C. Hockey League action Saturday night at Webild Centre. The Vipers won 3-2 in double-overtime to end the year on a four-game win streak.
Liam Board (left) of the Vernon Vipers tussles with Sam Mellor of the Penticton Vees in BCHL action Friday night at Wesbild Centre.

Sparrow snipes winner as Vernon Vipers sink Vees

Vernon Vipers outlast Penticton Vees for a thrilling 3-2 win in BCHL play Friday night at Wesbild Centre.

Liam Board (left) of the Vernon Vipers tussles with Sam Mellor of the Penticton Vees in BCHL action Friday night at Wesbild Centre.
Vernon Viper Colton Sparrow slides between Diego Cuglietta (left) and John Saunders of the Merritt Centennials Saturday night at Webild Centre.

Vernon Vipers end season with OT win over Merritt

Brendan Persley collects OT winner as Vernon Vipers stop Merritt Centennials 3-2 to end BCHL regular season Saturday night.

Vernon Viper Colton Sparrow slides between Diego Cuglietta (left) and John Saunders of the Merritt Centennials Saturday night at Webild Centre.