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Vernon father-son baseball duo of Brennan (left) and Dan Braddick has been added to the roster of the B.C.champion Vancouver Community Mounties for the Western Canadian 18U AA championships in Saskatchewan. (Contributed)

Mounties pick up Vernon father-son baseball combo

B.C. champ Vancouver Mounties add Brennan and Dan Braddick to roster for Western Canadian 18u finals

Vernon father-son baseball duo of Brennan (left) and Dan Braddick has been added to the roster of the B.C.champion Vancouver Community Mounties for the Western Canadian 18U AA championships in Saskatchewan. (Contributed)
A Vernon man has launched a fundraiser for a commemorative bench and tree to be planted in a new Vernon park in memory of former Morning Star editor Glenn Mitchell, who died in 2020. (Cory Bialecki photo)

Fundraiser for bench, tree in honour of Vernon editor launched

A goal of $4,000 has been set for memorial bench and tree at civic park in memory of Glenn Mitchell

A Vernon man has launched a fundraiser for a commemorative bench and tree to be planted in a new Vernon park in memory of former Morning Star editor Glenn Mitchell, who died in 2020. (Cory Bialecki photo)
Mikayla Bishop (from left), Bryden Ezekiel and Jackson Ford model the new-look colours and logo of Greater Vernon Minor Hockey Association’s Recreation (House) Division uniforms. IContributed)

Vernon minor hockey unveils new rec logo, staff

New colours for recreation (house) division uniforms, two new staff members in place

Mikayla Bishop (from left), Bryden Ezekiel and Jackson Ford model the new-look colours and logo of Greater Vernon Minor Hockey Association’s Recreation (House) Division uniforms. IContributed)
Abbeyfield Armstrong resident Betty McGillivray celebrated her 100th birthday in style Aug. 7. (Contributed)

PHOTOS: Armstrong centenarian cracks jokes on milestone birthday

Betty McGillivray, who reached the century mark Aug. 7, called the first 100 years ‘the worst’

Abbeyfield Armstrong resident Betty McGillivray celebrated her 100th birthday in style Aug. 7. (Contributed)
Josh Hyer of the Vernon Secondary Panthers receives a University of Calgary Dinos’ jersey from head coach Wayne Harris Tuesday at Vernon Secondary School in 2017. Hyer helped Harris and the Dinos win a Vanier Cup Canadian university football championship in 2019. The pair will be together on the field in Vernon Wednesday, Aug. 24, when the Dinos take on the UBC Thunderbirds in a CIS U-Sports exhibition football game at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. (Morning Star file photo)

Preparations continue for Okanagan exhibition college football match

Vernon and Kelowna players star in first Kal Tire Kalamalka Bowl

Josh Hyer of the Vernon Secondary Panthers receives a University of Calgary Dinos’ jersey from head coach Wayne Harris Tuesday at Vernon Secondary School in 2017. Hyer helped Harris and the Dinos win a Vanier Cup Canadian university football championship in 2019. The pair will be together on the field in Vernon Wednesday, Aug. 24, when the Dinos take on the UBC Thunderbirds in a CIS U-Sports exhibition football game at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. (Morning Star file photo)
A tractor-trailer fire traffic stopped in both directions on Vernon’s Old Kamloops Road Thursday afternoon. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Vernon tractor-trailer unit catches fire

Happened on Old Kamloops Road; traffic stopped in both directions shortly before 4 p.m.

A tractor-trailer fire traffic stopped in both directions on Vernon’s Old Kamloops Road Thursday afternoon. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Armstrong’s Ken Henczel has created a combination hot-rod/hockey bench to be raffled as a fundraiser for the Ukrainian Refugee Fund and Armstrong Food Bank. (Contributed)

PHOTOS: Armstrong hockey/hot-rod bench raises funds for Ukraine, food bank

Piece by local retired construction worker Ken Henczel to be raffled off

Armstrong’s Ken Henczel has created a combination hot-rod/hockey bench to be raffled as a fundraiser for the Ukrainian Refugee Fund and Armstrong Food Bank. (Contributed)
Okanagan Indian Band LPN Chelan McKenzie (left) collects new child seats for band residents from Kristi Rintoul of United Way B.C.,part of the organization’s annual child safety initiative Monday, Aug. 8 in Vernon. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

United Way, partners buckle Okanagan kids into safety

Organization purchases $70,000 worth of new safety and booster seats for Okanagan children

Okanagan Indian Band LPN Chelan McKenzie (left) collects new child seats for band residents from Kristi Rintoul of United Way B.C.,part of the organization’s annual child safety initiative Monday, Aug. 8 in Vernon. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Vernon’s Ian Gibson, B.C. Boxing Hall of Fame member, will be honoured by the Vernon Boxing Club which hosts the first Ian Gibson Tribute fight card Saturday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m. at the Vernon Recreation Centre auditorium. A longtime official with the Vernon club, Gibson died in 2020 at the age of 85. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon fight card honours Hall of Fame boxing official

Ian Gibson Tribute night will feature boxers from a number of out-of-town clubs Saturday, Aug. 20

Vernon’s Ian Gibson, B.C. Boxing Hall of Fame member, will be honoured by the Vernon Boxing Club which hosts the first Ian Gibson Tribute fight card Saturday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m. at the Vernon Recreation Centre auditorium. A longtime official with the Vernon club, Gibson died in 2020 at the age of 85. (Morning Star - file photo)
Former Vernon Junior B Tigers sniper Kaden Doughty (right) is trying to win a B.C. Junior A Lacrosse title with the Langley Thunder. (Morning Star - file photo)

North Okanagan lacrosse grads in hunt for B.C. Junior A title

Forward Kaden Doughty and goalie Troy Cuzzetto are key members of the Langley Thunder

Former Vernon Junior B Tigers sniper Kaden Doughty (right) is trying to win a B.C. Junior A Lacrosse title with the Langley Thunder. (Morning Star - file photo)
Vernon-Monashee MLA Harwinder Sandhu is the subject of a recall petition in her riding, launched by a constituent. (Morning Star- file photo)

Vernon woman launches recall petition against MLA Sandhu

Genevieve Ring’s application meets requirements; petition starts Aug. 12

Vernon-Monashee MLA Harwinder Sandhu is the subject of a recall petition in her riding, launched by a constituent. (Morning Star- file photo)
Vernon resident Garth Nelson (left) joins Vernon-Monashee MLA Harwinder Sandhu (centre) and Vernon Coun. Kelly Fehr in celebrating the first Pride Week in Vernon with the raising of the Pride Flag at city hall Monday, Aug. 8. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Pride Week off to flag-raising start in Greater Vernon

First-ever Pride Week in Vernon runs Aug. 8-14; celebrated by raising rainbow flag in Vernon and Coldstream

Vernon resident Garth Nelson (left) joins Vernon-Monashee MLA Harwinder Sandhu (centre) and Vernon Coun. Kelly Fehr in celebrating the first Pride Week in Vernon with the raising of the Pride Flag at city hall Monday, Aug. 8. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
New Armstrong Interior Provincial Exhibition general manager Heather King is looking forward to the fair’s return after a two-year break. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Return of Armstong IPE delights GM

Heather King, from Armstrong, excited along with board for fair’s return after two-year COVID absence

New Armstrong Interior Provincial Exhibition general manager Heather King is looking forward to the fair’s return after a two-year break. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Current sitting Spallumcheen councillors Gerry Popoff (second from left) and Andrew Casson (right) have announced their plans to seek re-election in the Oct. 15 municipal elections. (Township of Spallumcheen file photo)

Incumbent Spallumcheen councillors to seek re-election

Andrew Casson will seek a fifth straight term; Gerry Popoff first elected in 2018

Current sitting Spallumcheen councillors Gerry Popoff (second from left) and Andrew Casson (right) have announced their plans to seek re-election in the Oct. 15 municipal elections. (Township of Spallumcheen file photo)
A four-person B.C. Wildfire Service crew will patrol and monitor a .04 hectare-sized wildfire classified as under control Sunday, Aug. 7, near Kingfisher east of Enderby. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck - file photo)

Small wildfire east of Enderby under control

.04 hectare-sized fire breaks out Saturday, Aug. 6, north of Kingfisher

A four-person B.C. Wildfire Service crew will patrol and monitor a .04 hectare-sized wildfire classified as under control Sunday, Aug. 7, near Kingfisher east of Enderby. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck - file photo)
Former Vernon Panthers linemen Brady Szeman (53) and Liam Reid (52) join three ex-Panthers on the University of Calgary Dinos team that will see the quintet return to their hometown for the first Kal Tire Kalamalka Bowl Canadian U-Sports exhibition football game. The Dinos, whose roster is sprinkled with Okanagan talent, will face the UBC Thunderbirds Wednesday, Aug. 24, 7 p.m., at Greater Vernon Athletics Park. (File photo)

Kal Tire Kalamalka Bowl has Okanagan taste

Calgary Dinos and UBC Thunderbirds’ football rosters littered with local talent; teams play in Vernon Aug. 24

Former Vernon Panthers linemen Brady Szeman (53) and Liam Reid (52) join three ex-Panthers on the University of Calgary Dinos team that will see the quintet return to their hometown for the first Kal Tire Kalamalka Bowl Canadian U-Sports exhibition football game. The Dinos, whose roster is sprinkled with Okanagan talent, will face the UBC Thunderbirds Wednesday, Aug. 24, 7 p.m., at Greater Vernon Athletics Park. (File photo)
The 1976 Canadian Senior B lacrosse champion Vernon Lodge Tigers celebrate at the local hotel: from left, team manager Wolfgang Gatcher, captain Jamie McKenzie, pilot Barry Lapointe, co-pilot Bill Jurome and coach Bill Roth, who died in Vernon in late July at age 89. Roth guided the Tigers to three straight Canadian titles and four consecutive provincial championships. (Vernon Daily News Photo)

UPDATE: Legendary Vernon lacrosse coach remembered as “nice, easy-going guy”

Bill Roth, who guided Vernon Tigers to three straight Canadian Senior B titles, dies at 89

The 1976 Canadian Senior B lacrosse champion Vernon Lodge Tigers celebrate at the local hotel: from left, team manager Wolfgang Gatcher, captain Jamie McKenzie, pilot Barry Lapointe, co-pilot Bill Jurome and coach Bill Roth, who died in Vernon in late July at age 89. Roth guided the Tigers to three straight Canadian titles and four consecutive provincial championships. (Vernon Daily News Photo)
Vernon’s Deborah Loker on the red carpet in Los Angeles for the International Presentation of Performers (iPOP) show. Loker received a third-place award in the voice-over competition, received eight callbacks and a contract from a U.S.-based management company. (Contributed)

Vernon talent talks way into award, contract

Deborah Loker finishes third in major voice-over event in L.A., attracts interest of American company

Vernon’s Deborah Loker on the red carpet in Los Angeles for the International Presentation of Performers (iPOP) show. Loker received a third-place award in the voice-over competition, received eight callbacks and a contract from a U.S.-based management company. (Contributed)
Vernon’s Will Harrower collected five medals, including two gold and two silver, from the 47th annual Canadian Masters Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Regina. (Facebook photo)

Vernon athlete masters Regina track

Will Harrower, 50, collects five medals - including 2 gold - from Canadian masters track and field

Vernon’s Will Harrower collected five medals, including two gold and two silver, from the 47th annual Canadian Masters Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Regina. (Facebook photo)
B.C. Wildfire Service crews are working on and monitoring spot-sized fires in the North Okanagan region. (@BCGovFireInfo photo)

B.C. Wildfire crews tackle spot-sized fires near Enderby

Crews busy with suppression efforts on spot-sized blazes in North Okanagan region

B.C. Wildfire Service crews are working on and monitoring spot-sized fires in the North Okanagan region. (@BCGovFireInfo photo)