Tyler Lowey

Vernon’s Nicholas Hartell fights for a loose ball as a member of the Okanagan Bandit Selects in a tournament last March in Las Vegas.

Hartell struts stuff for U.S. colleges

Nicholas Hartell won’t be visiting every city in Steve Miller’s Rock’n Me song, but he will be awfully close.

Vernon’s Nicholas Hartell fights for a loose ball as a member of the Okanagan Bandit Selects in a tournament last March in Las Vegas.

Junior chamber members keep active

Vernon’s Junior Chamber International has been involved in considerable charitable work in the community

Melanie Inzunza is the ambassador for Au Pair in America in Vernon.

Au pair program opens up the world

Melanie Inzunza is an interviewer and ambassador for Scotia Personnel, a branch of Au Pair in America

Melanie Inzunza is the ambassador for Au Pair in America in Vernon.
Tamara Lochhead (left)

Bookland rallies behind Hospice House

Bookland is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the North Okanagan Hospice Society with a massive fundraiser Saturday

Tamara Lochhead (left)
Jessy Buchanan of Vernon takes aim at Lincoln Lanes following her near-perfect game.

Buchanan rolls close to 450

The Rocket was one frame away from immortalization.

Jessy Buchanan of Vernon takes aim at Lincoln Lanes following her near-perfect game.
Viper captain Ryan Renz embraces former teammate Riley Hunt

Vipers move on after loss

The Vernon Vipers move on with their lives today, four days after their hockey season ended in the Royal Bank Cup.

Viper captain Ryan Renz embraces former teammate Riley Hunt
Colton Sparrow (left) and Brett Mulcahy of the Vernon Vipers take a knee after a disappointing semifinal loss against the Yorkton Terriers Saturday at Kal Tire Place.

Yorkton knocks out Vernon

The Yorkton Terriers advance to the Royal Bank Cup National Junior A Championship with a 6-3 win over the Vernon Vipers.

Colton Sparrow (left) and Brett Mulcahy of the Vernon Vipers take a knee after a disappointing semifinal loss against the Yorkton Terriers Saturday at Kal Tire Place.
Colton Sparrow (left) and Brett Mulcahy of the Vernon Vipers take a knee after a disappointing semifinal loss against the Yorkton Terriers Saturday at Kal Tire Place.

Vipers snake bitten at RBC

The Vernon Vipers have been eliminated from the RBC Cup.

Colton Sparrow (left) and Brett Mulcahy of the Vernon Vipers take a knee after a disappointing semifinal loss against the Yorkton Terriers Saturday at Kal Tire Place.
Dylan Chanter of the Vernon Vipers holds off Jesse Bernard of the Dauphin Kings in Royal Bank Cup action Tuesday night at Kal Tire Place.

Vipers play and see

The Vernon Vipers will wake up either anticipating a Saturday semifinal game or contemplating a lost opportunity at the Royal Bank Cup.

Dylan Chanter of the Vernon Vipers holds off Jesse Bernard of the Dauphin Kings in Royal Bank Cup action Tuesday night at Kal Tire Place.
Dylan Chanter of the Vernon Vipers holds off Jesse Bernard of the Dauphin Kings in Tuesday night's 2014 RBC Cup game at Kal Tire Place.

Dauphin dominates and advances

The Dauphin Kings became the first team through to the semifinals with a 5-2 win over the Vernon Vipers.

Dylan Chanter of the Vernon Vipers holds off Jesse Bernard of the Dauphin Kings in Tuesday night's 2014 RBC Cup game at Kal Tire Place.
Vernon Vipers’ major award winners

Vipers honour finest

A 30-win season, an Interior Division title and hosting the Royal Bank Cup isn’t always easy on the coaching staff.

Vernon Vipers’ major award winners
Logan Mick of the Vernon Vipers battles Brett D’Andrea of the Carleton Place Canadians for the puck in their opening game of the 2014 RBC Cup Saturday night at Kal Tire Place.

Vipers lose RBC opener

The Carleton Place Canadians spoiled the party as they knocked off the Snakes 3-2 in round robin play Saturday night.

Logan Mick of the Vernon Vipers battles Brett D’Andrea of the Carleton Place Canadians for the puck in their opening game of the 2014 RBC Cup Saturday night at Kal Tire Place.
Logan Mick of the Vernon Vipers battles Brett D’Andrea of the Carleton Place Canadians for the puck in their opening game of the 2014 RBC Cup Saturday night at Kal Tire Place.

Vipers drop RBC opener

The Carleton Place Canadians edged the Vernon Vipers 3-2 in round robin play of the Royal Bank Cup Saturday night at Kal Tire Place.

Logan Mick of the Vernon Vipers battles Brett D’Andrea of the Carleton Place Canadians for the puck in their opening game of the 2014 RBC Cup Saturday night at Kal Tire Place.
More than one hundred RBC Cup volunteers gather at Kal Tire Place as they go over final preparations for the tournament

Volunteers ready for RBC action

Community just mere hours away from seeing the puck drop on the Canadian Junior A hockey championship tournament at Kal Tire Place

More than one hundred RBC Cup volunteers gather at Kal Tire Place as they go over final preparations for the tournament

AT RANDOM: Get your mooove on

Tyler Lowey calling on local farmers to help him reach his challenge

Brett Mulcahy tracks the puck in front of goalie Danny Todosychuk

Game on for eager Vipers

Four Vernon Vipers get a second chance at the RBC Cup.

Brett Mulcahy tracks the puck in front of goalie Danny Todosychuk
Brad Brousseau just celebrated 20 years of owning and operating the Italian Kitchen on 30th Avenue while Katie Bellamy has been an owner-operator for the past two years.

Italian Kitchen celebrates two decades

The Italian Kitchen opened up on April 13, 1994. The restaurant has been packed ever since.

Brad Brousseau just celebrated 20 years of owning and operating the Italian Kitchen on 30th Avenue while Katie Bellamy has been an owner-operator for the past two years.
Coach Bob Dumont with his bantam boys at Lincoln Lanes as they prepare for Nationals Saturday in Winnipeg; from left

Bowlers seek gold at national finals

The bantam boys Lincoln Lanes fivepin Youth Bowling team are ready for the National Championships at Polo Park Bowling Centre in Winnipeg.

Coach Bob Dumont with his bantam boys at Lincoln Lanes as they prepare for Nationals Saturday in Winnipeg; from left
Goalie Austin Smith makes a stop during a Vernon Vipers practise Friday at the Civic Arena as the team begins its preparations for the RBC Cup tournament May 10-18 at Kal Tire Place.

Snakes start RBC Cup preparations

Thin Lizzy’s Phillip Lynott sang it best: “The boys are back in town.”

Goalie Austin Smith makes a stop during a Vernon Vipers practise Friday at the Civic Arena as the team begins its preparations for the RBC Cup tournament May 10-18 at Kal Tire Place.
Vernon’s Conner Kozak

Conner Kozak tees up for Canada at world event

Vernon golfer Conner Kozak will get a European stamp on his passport this summer

Vernon’s Conner Kozak