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Vicki Nelson of Vernon tries a kayak for the first time during the Inner Space Watersports Demo Days Saturday at Wood Lake in Oyama. (Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star)

Kayaking not how Vernon boomer remembered it

Excursion was at least good for a laugh - the best medicine

Vicki Nelson of Vernon tries a kayak for the first time during the Inner Space Watersports Demo Days Saturday at Wood Lake in Oyama. (Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star)
Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) celebrates his goal against the Vancouver Canucks with defenseman Zach Bogosian (24) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)
Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) celebrates his goal against the Vancouver Canucks with defenseman Zach Bogosian (24) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)
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COLUMN: Success should speak for itself

The word “success” is about goals, wealth or prestige, but defining accomplishments is subjective

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Sandon B.C. (Bruce Uzelman)

Uzelman: Sandon B.C. And the king of the silver city – John Morgan Harris

Reforms to taxation, regulatory and project review policies are essential

  • Jan 11, 2023
Sandon B.C. (Bruce Uzelman)
Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland rises during Question Period on Friday, November 18, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Uzelman: Incompetence and indifference in federal politics

Reforms to taxation, regulatory and project review policies are essential

  • Jan 11, 2023
Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland rises during Question Period on Friday, November 18, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Jessica Peters is a reporter with the Abbotsford News, and an invasive cervical cancer survivor.

OPINION: Cervical cancer awareness didn’t seem important to me, until it was

January is cervical awareness month and a time to understand how devastating the disease really is

Jessica Peters is a reporter with the Abbotsford News, and an invasive cervical cancer survivor.
Someone in Victoria had a frustrating birthday after a sign meant for them was put on the wrong lawn. (Pexels photo)
Someone in Victoria had a frustrating birthday after a sign meant for them was put on the wrong lawn. (Pexels photo)
An artist’s portrait of Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin is displayed outside UC Medical Center, where Hamlin remains hospitalized, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023, in Cincinnati. Hamlin has shown what physicians treating him are calling “remarkable improvement over the last 24 hours,” the team announced on Thursday, three days after the player went into cardiac arrest and had to be resuscitated on the field. (AP Photo/Joshua A. Bickel)

THE MOJ: Hamlin collapse another hard reminder athletes are as human as any of us

Forget about football, all anyone wishes is that the young man will go on to lead a full life

An artist’s portrait of Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin is displayed outside UC Medical Center, where Hamlin remains hospitalized, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023, in Cincinnati. Hamlin has shown what physicians treating him are calling “remarkable improvement over the last 24 hours,” the team announced on Thursday, three days after the player went into cardiac arrest and had to be resuscitated on the field. (AP Photo/Joshua A. Bickel)
(Andy Mabbett) Poinsettias are among a holiday favourite. <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en" target="_blank">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en</a>

A Gardener’s Diary: Pointers for saving poinsettias

Vernon gardening pro offers tips to keeping the Christmas plant around for months, or even years

(Andy Mabbett) Poinsettias are among a holiday favourite. <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en" target="_blank">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en</a>
Still from Chilliwack Realtor Kevin Schroeder’s January 2022 Instagram video where he explains how BC Assessment increases in property value have no impact on property taxes. (Instagram @kevinschroederrealtor)

OPINION: B.C. Realtor’s explanation how property assessment increases do not affect taxes

Because it’s important, a 2nd look at Kevin Schroeder’s Instagram video on how property taxes work

Still from Chilliwack Realtor Kevin Schroeder’s January 2022 Instagram video where he explains how BC Assessment increases in property value have no impact on property taxes. (Instagram @kevinschroederrealtor)
Vancouver Canucks center J.T. Miller shoots against the San Jose Sharks during the second period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vasquez)

THE MOJ: Canuck JT Miller’s alpha male status in need of checks and balances

Miller stepped over the line with on-ice actions embarrassing coach and teammates

Vancouver Canucks center J.T. Miller shoots against the San Jose Sharks during the second period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vasquez)
Head, shoulders, knees and toes. They all get worked on by the professionals at Spine and Sport Physical Therapy and Massage Therapy. (Contributed)

COLUMN: Head and shoulders, knees and toes…

Vernon physical therapist Cheryl Witter runs down, in list form, some treatment options for body pains

Head, shoulders, knees and toes. They all get worked on by the professionals at Spine and Sport Physical Therapy and Massage Therapy. (Contributed)
Tanny the cat and Magnus the dog were rescued by OHS. (OHS)

Busiest year ever for Okanagan Humane Society

More than 1,400 animals rescued

  • Dec 30, 2022
Tanny the cat and Magnus the dog were rescued by OHS. (OHS)
Bob Lenarduzzi, left, and Sam Lenarduzzi, right, with the legendary Pele. (Submitted photo)
Bob Lenarduzzi, left, and Sam Lenarduzzi, right, with the legendary Pele. (Submitted photo)
Bruce

Uzelman: Exciting export opportunities for Canada and B.C. how to exploit them

Reforms to taxation, regulatory and project review policies are essential

  • Dec 30, 2022
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COLUMN: The poetry of artificial intelligence

Sophisticated computer technology is nothing new, but until a few days ago,…

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Vernon mayor Victor Cumming tries out one of the beds at the new supportive housing building, The Crossing, ahead of residents moving in. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Record building permits, banner hotel revenues for Vernon in 2022

‘Still there is a significant gap’ mayor says in year-end address

Vernon mayor Victor Cumming tries out one of the beds at the new supportive housing building, The Crossing, ahead of residents moving in. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) skates with the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Winnipeg Jets, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

THE MOJ: Ovechkin versus Gretzky sparks many a spirited debate

Best way to compare elite athletes is their dominance against their peers

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) skates with the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Winnipeg Jets, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
A Pavel Bure mascot wearing a face mask walks through the crowd as fans wait to enter Rogers Arena for the Vancouver Canucks NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild in Vancouver, on Tuesday, October 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

THE MOJ: For many Canuck fans, the hope candle has stopped burning

After nine years of disappointment, fingers are pointing at ownership for franchise troubles

A Pavel Bure mascot wearing a face mask walks through the crowd as fans wait to enter Rogers Arena for the Vancouver Canucks NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild in Vancouver, on Tuesday, October 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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