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PHOTOS: Thousands in Asia marvel at ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse

PHOTOS: Thousands in Asia marvel at ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse

Authorities in Indonesia provided telescopes and hundreds of special glasses to protect viewers’ eyes

PHOTOS: Thousands in Asia marvel at ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse
A shattered sailboat and remnants of the pier rest near the white rock, backdropped by the broken structure. (Christy Fox photo)

One year later: Looking back on the storm that broke the White Rock Pier

One year later, the 105 year-old structure is complete again, but fundraising continues

A shattered sailboat and remnants of the pier rest near the white rock, backdropped by the broken structure. (Christy Fox photo)
City crews collected 1,200 used and discarded syringes from Esplanade Park, Monday. Photo submitted

PHOTOS: Clean-up at Penticton’s Esplanade Park extensive

It took the clean-up crew seven hours on Monday and work is still ongoing

City crews collected 1,200 used and discarded syringes from Esplanade Park, Monday. Photo submitted
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Helicopter training at Kin Beach in Vernon
Apartment flooded
Vernon-Monashee MLA Harwinder Sandhu's Diwali message
Coldstream remembers
Macy’s Herald Square opens its doors at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day for thousands of Black Friday shoppers in search of amazing sales and doorbuster deals, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 in New York. (Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Macy’s)

PHOTOS: Black Friday frenzy goes global – and not everyone’s happy

Many countries don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, but they are participating in Black Friday consumerism

Macy’s Herald Square opens its doors at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day for thousands of Black Friday shoppers in search of amazing sales and doorbuster deals, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 in New York. (Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Macy’s)
Theodore escorted Darlington out onto center ice in a purple jersey. She dropped the puck amidst a sea of cell phone lights and a roar of arena applause. (Golden Knights photo)

PHOTOS: NHL honours B.C. grandma’s battle against cancer in special match

Shea Theodore’s grandmother Kay Darlington dropped the puck at a special ‘Hockey Fights Cancer’ game

Theodore escorted Darlington out onto center ice in a purple jersey. She dropped the puck amidst a sea of cell phone lights and a roar of arena applause. (Golden Knights photo)
(BC Children’s Hospital Foundation)

PHOTOS: Patients pelt doctors with snowballs, all for BC Children’s Hospital

The snowball fight was to raise funds for the annual Snowball Fight for Kids Campaign

(BC Children’s Hospital Foundation)
Hockey Hall of Fame inductees Sergei Zubov, (left to right), Hayley Wickenheiser, Jim Rutherford, Vaclav Nedomansky and Guy Carbonneau flip pucks in the air during a ceremony in Toronto on Friday, November 15, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Canadian women’s star Hayley Wickenheiser inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame

Wickenheiser – a quadruple Olympic gold medallist, seven-time world champion — retired in January 2017

Hockey Hall of Fame inductees Sergei Zubov, (left to right), Hayley Wickenheiser, Jim Rutherford, Vaclav Nedomansky and Guy Carbonneau flip pucks in the air during a ceremony in Toronto on Friday, November 15, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
238 and counting: Vancouver gelato shop sets Guinness World record for most flavours

238 and counting: Vancouver gelato shop sets Guinness World record for most flavours

Vince Misceo has come up with 588 different flavours over the decades

238 and counting: Vancouver gelato shop sets Guinness World record for most flavours
Dried flowers picked by Canadian soldier Lieutenant-Colonel George Stephen Cantlie from the fields and gardens of war-torn Europe, are seen in an exhibition at the Chateau Ramezay Historic Site and Museum Wednesday, October 30, 2019 in Montreal. Two years ago when Heather Campbell was sorting through a box of books she came upon a Bible from her grandmother. Tucked within its pages was a nearly century-old envelope carrying a yellowing letter and a poppy from Flanders Field sent from the First World War. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Poppies from the First World War tour country as symbol of hope, resilience

The flowers are now part of a touring exhibit called War Flowers

Dried flowers picked by Canadian soldier Lieutenant-Colonel George Stephen Cantlie from the fields and gardens of war-torn Europe, are seen in an exhibition at the Chateau Ramezay Historic Site and Museum Wednesday, October 30, 2019 in Montreal. Two years ago when Heather Campbell was sorting through a box of books she came upon a Bible from her grandmother. Tucked within its pages was a nearly century-old envelope carrying a yellowing letter and a poppy from Flanders Field sent from the First World War. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Dancing With The Vernon Stars 2019 contestants Paul Sterritt (left) and Michelle Hill reprise their Mary Poppins’ Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious routine during the City Dance Studio Showcase gala evening Friday, Nov. 1, in Vernon. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

PHOTOS: Vernon dance studio entertains with gala evening

City Dance, which operates in Vernon and Salmon Arm, showcases dance to appreciative crowd

Dancing With The Vernon Stars 2019 contestants Paul Sterritt (left) and Michelle Hill reprise their Mary Poppins’ Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious routine during the City Dance Studio Showcase gala evening Friday, Nov. 1, in Vernon. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
John Andrew McLellan hold his World War II service medals. The 101-year-old received his medals 74 years after the end of the war. (Photo Courtesy Don McLellan)
John Andrew McLellan hold his World War II service medals. The 101-year-old received his medals 74 years after the end of the war. (Photo Courtesy Don McLellan)
Fireworks explode after the lighting of the cauldron at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Friday, Feb. 12, 2010. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

PHOTOS: Vancouver Olympics torch relay started 10 years ago today

Starting on Oct. 30, 2009, the Olympic flame traversed Canada for 106 days straight

Fireworks explode after the lighting of the cauldron at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Friday, Feb. 12, 2010. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
Vernon Panthers blockers Ashley Budgen (8) and Sydney Wilson team up to stop Seaton offside hitter Iseult Colclough during the fifth annual Block Out Cancer Seniors Girls Volleyball Charity Night fundraiser at Seaton Secondary Thursday, Oct. 24. The Sonics won the match 3-0. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

PHOTOS: Vernon high school volleyball squads block out cancer

Fifth annual fundraiser for Canadian Cancer Society draws near-capacity crowd

Vernon Panthers blockers Ashley Budgen (8) and Sydney Wilson team up to stop Seaton offside hitter Iseult Colclough during the fifth annual Block Out Cancer Seniors Girls Volleyball Charity Night fundraiser at Seaton Secondary Thursday, Oct. 24. The Sonics won the match 3-0. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
RCMP in Burnaby are warning the public to keep cannabis-infused edibles out of reach of children, and properly labelled, after large seizure of illegal treats that looked like regular food. (Burnaby RCMP handout)

Seizure of cannabis edibles, including mac-and-cheese, prompt warning from B.C. RCMP

Potato chips, cheesecake and candy infused with cannabis also seized back in August

RCMP in Burnaby are warning the public to keep cannabis-infused edibles out of reach of children, and properly labelled, after large seizure of illegal treats that looked like regular food. (Burnaby RCMP handout)
Erma Main shows off her winning entry at 797 pounds in the largest pumpkin contest during the 19th annual Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce Harvest Pumpkin Festival Saturday, Oct. 12, at the IPE Grounds. Main beat out her husband, Lloyd, by 47 pounds. (Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber photo)

PHOTOS: Pumpkins big – really big – and small invade Armstrong IPE Grounds

Pumpkin launch and biggest pumpkin contest among highlights of 19th annual Harvest Pumpkin Festival

Erma Main shows off her winning entry at 797 pounds in the largest pumpkin contest during the 19th annual Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce Harvest Pumpkin Festival Saturday, Oct. 12, at the IPE Grounds. Main beat out her husband, Lloyd, by 47 pounds. (Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber photo)
Residents on a rubber boat are rescued as they were stranded by Typhoon Hagibis, in Iwaki, Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. Rescue efforts for people stranded in flooded areas are in full force after a powerful typhoon dashed heavy rainfall and winds through a widespread area of Japan, including Tokyo.(Kyodo News via AP)

Rescue efforts underway after typhoon rains flood Japan

Typhoon Hagibis made landfall south of Tokyo Saturday and moved northward

Residents on a rubber boat are rescued as they were stranded by Typhoon Hagibis, in Iwaki, Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. Rescue efforts for people stranded in flooded areas are in full force after a powerful typhoon dashed heavy rainfall and winds through a widespread area of Japan, including Tokyo.(Kyodo News via AP)
Eliud Kipchoge celebrates with the Kenyan flag after breaking the historic two hour barrier for a marathon in Vienna, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Eliud Kipchoge has become the first athlete to run a marathon in less than two hours, although it will not count as a world record. The Olympic champion and world record holder from Kenya clocked 1 hour, 59 minutes and 40 seconds Saturday at the INEOS 1:59 Challenge, an event set up for the attempt. (Jed Leicester/The INEOS 1:59 Challenge via AP)

PHOTOS: Kipchoge becomes first runner to dip under 2 hours for marathon

Olympic champion and world record holder from Kenya clocks 1 hour, 59 minutes and 40 seconds

Eliud Kipchoge celebrates with the Kenyan flag after breaking the historic two hour barrier for a marathon in Vienna, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Eliud Kipchoge has become the first athlete to run a marathon in less than two hours, although it will not count as a world record. The Olympic champion and world record holder from Kenya clocked 1 hour, 59 minutes and 40 seconds Saturday at the INEOS 1:59 Challenge, an event set up for the attempt. (Jed Leicester/The INEOS 1:59 Challenge via AP)
Drivers will be cheered on, as usual, by a large, enthusiastic crowd Sunday, as the annual Armstrong Demolition Derby takes centre stage at the IPE Grounds. (Morning Star - file photo)

PHOTOS: Armstrong Demolition Derby returns with a bang

Popular, anticipated event goes Sunday at the IPE Grounds

Drivers will be cheered on, as usual, by a large, enthusiastic crowd Sunday, as the annual Armstrong Demolition Derby takes centre stage at the IPE Grounds. (Morning Star - file photo)
Race director Mark Bendall of host school Vernon Secondary goes over instructions at the starting line for the junior runners at the North Zone high school cross-country running meet Wednesday, Oct. 9, in Coldstream’s Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

PHOTOS: North Okanagan runners separated by one second

Photo finish in junior boys North Zone cross-country event Wednesday at Kal Lake Provincial Park

Race director Mark Bendall of host school Vernon Secondary goes over instructions at the starting line for the junior runners at the North Zone high school cross-country running meet Wednesday, Oct. 9, in Coldstream’s Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
Vernon Kal Tire’s John Orton (left, centre) and Jason Beck celebrate with teammates after winning the CapriCMW Okanagan Oldtimer’s 45+ Soccer League’s A Division Championship Sunday, Oct. 6, with a 2-1 win over Kelowna Mission Cleaners at Lake Country’s Beasley Park. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

PHOTOS: Vernon teams split soccer championships with Kelowna sides

Kal Tire wins A Division of 45+ soccer league, Bosman Accounting falls in B final

Vernon Kal Tire’s John Orton (left, centre) and Jason Beck celebrate with teammates after winning the CapriCMW Okanagan Oldtimer’s 45+ Soccer League’s A Division Championship Sunday, Oct. 6, with a 2-1 win over Kelowna Mission Cleaners at Lake Country’s Beasley Park. (Roger Knox - Black Press)