Contests

Nurses at Langley Memorial Hospital are among the many nurses around the world who provide care. May 12 is International Nurses Day. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: A salute to nurses

May 9 to 15 is National Nursing Week in Canada and a time to recognize the work done by nurses

 

A buyout of Twitter by Elon Musk has the potential to bring about some significant changes at the social media platform. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

QUIZ: How much do you know about Elon Musk’s Twitter buyout?

Twitter’s board agreed to a $44B buyout by Elon Musk, however, the deal has not been finalized

 

A sign outside the Canada Revenue Agency is seen Monday May 10, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

QUIZ: The taxman cometh

As Canada’s income tax deadline nears, how much do you know about taxation?

 

Carol Seymour, five-year-old Eden and three-year-old Dylan Rose participated in the Earth Week planting event in Summerland in 2021. Each year, many communities hold environmental activities for Earth Day and Earth Week. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about Earth Day?

April 22 is set aside as a day to protect the planet we call home

Carol Seymour, five-year-old Eden and three-year-old Dylan Rose participated in the Earth Week planting event in Summerland in 2021. Each year, many communities hold environmental activities for Earth Day and Earth Week. (Black Press file photo)
The colours around Okanagan Lake took on a smoke-tinted hue during recent wildfires. Air quality deteriorated as a result. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about Earth Day?

April 22 is set aside as a day to protect the planet we call home

The colours around Okanagan Lake took on a smoke-tinted hue during recent wildfires. Air quality deteriorated as a result. (Black Press file photo)
Eva Pölöskey, of Accent Chocolates on Main Street in Penticton, has been as busy as the Easter bunny hand crafting special chocolate Easter eggs. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about Easter?

Put your knowledge to the test with these 12 questions

Eva Pölöskey, of Accent Chocolates on Main Street in Penticton, has been as busy as the Easter bunny hand crafting special chocolate Easter eggs. (Black Press file photo)
Renowned Canadian writer, Margaret Atwood speaks after Canada Post unveiling of a special stamp in her honour in Toronto on Nov. 25, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

QUIZ: How much do you know about poems and poetry?

April is National Poetry Month in Canada

Renowned Canadian writer, Margaret Atwood speaks after Canada Post unveiling of a special stamp in her honour in Toronto on Nov. 25, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)
For some, St. Patrick’s Day is a time for tea, while others will prefer to raise a pint of beer in honour of the day. (Submitted)

QUIZ: How much do you know about St. Patrick’s Day?

March 17 is the day to honour Ireland’s patron saint and Irish culture

For some, St. Patrick’s Day is a time for tea, while others will prefer to raise a pint of beer in honour of the day. (Submitted)
Andrey Goncharuk, 68, a member of the territorial defense stands in the backyard of a house damaged by a Russian airstrike, according to locals, in Gorenka, outside the capital Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Russia renewed its assault on Ukraine’s second-largest city in a pounding that lit up the skyline with balls of fire over populated areas, even as both sides said they were ready to resume talks aimed at stopping the new devastating war in Europe. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

QUIZ: A time for peace

As tensions erupt around the world, take a moment to consider images of peace

Andrey Goncharuk, 68, a member of the territorial defense stands in the backyard of a house damaged by a Russian airstrike, according to locals, in Gorenka, outside the capital Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Russia renewed its assault on Ukraine’s second-largest city in a pounding that lit up the skyline with balls of fire over populated areas, even as both sides said they were ready to resume talks aimed at stopping the new devastating war in Europe. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Canada’s Food Guide contains detailed nutrition information for Canadians. (Photo by ADVOCATE news services)

QUIZ: How much do you know about good nutrition?

March is Nutrition Month in Canada

Canada’s Food Guide contains detailed nutrition information for Canadians. (Photo by ADVOCATE news services)
Mediterranean magnificence. The Branding Iron Pub’s Meditteranean Grilled Chicken was voted the Media’s Choice winner in the ninth annual Armstrong Professional Grilled Cheese Sandwich Competitiion. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Best pro grilled cheese sandwich in Armstrong, according to media, is…

Record eight entries separated by mere points out of 100 in exciting competition also open to the public

Mediterranean magnificence. The Branding Iron Pub’s Meditteranean Grilled Chicken was voted the Media’s Choice winner in the ninth annual Armstrong Professional Grilled Cheese Sandwich Competitiion. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Patti Noonan enjoys the gooeyness of the Ultimate Canadian at Country Bakery during the ninth annual Armstrong Professional Grilled Cheese Sandwich competition Friday, Feb. 25. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Judges grilled at Armstrong pro sandwich event

Record eight - 8! - grilled cheese entries snorked down in four hours by media judges; public can take part up to March 16

Patti Noonan enjoys the gooeyness of the Ultimate Canadian at Country Bakery during the ninth annual Armstrong Professional Grilled Cheese Sandwich competition Friday, Feb. 25. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Vernon’s Wednesday Ashlen is vying to become the next cover girl of Inked Magazine in an online competition. (Inked photo)

Lumby and Vernon women lead Inked Magazine group stage

There are three ladies in bid to become magazine’s fifth cover girl; current voting ends at 7 p.m. tonight

Vernon’s Wednesday Ashlen is vying to become the next cover girl of Inked Magazine in an online competition. (Inked photo)
There is a wide variety of reading material available, although efforts have been made to challenge, suppress or ban certain works. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about the freedom to read?

The week of Feb. 20 to 26 is Freedom to Read Week in Canada

There is a wide variety of reading material available, although efforts have been made to challenge, suppress or ban certain works. (Black Press file photo)
Fox Plumbing Heating Cooling Electrical owner Ted Fox announces the North Okanagan Community Chaplaincy as the winner of the company’s Wrap a Van for a Cause contest. (Kara Cassidy photo)

Vernon van brand contest goes to chaplaincy

North Okanagan Community Chaplaincy voted winner of first Fox Plumbing Wrap a Van for a Cause contest

Fox Plumbing Heating Cooling Electrical owner Ted Fox announces the North Okanagan Community Chaplaincy as the winner of the company’s Wrap a Van for a Cause contest. (Kara Cassidy photo)
Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate romantic love. How much do you know about famous couples and the love lives of famous people? (File photo)

QUIZ: Test your knowledge of famous couples

On Valentine’s Day, how much do you know about real-life or fictional couples?

Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate romantic love. How much do you know about famous couples and the love lives of famous people? (File photo)
Team Canada’s Marie-Philip Poulin, centre, celebrates defeating the United States to win gold at the IIHF Women’s World Championship hockey action in Calgary, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

QUIZ: How much do you know about women’s hockey?

The 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing will feature some thrilling action on the ice

Team Canada’s Marie-Philip Poulin, centre, celebrates defeating the United States to win gold at the IIHF Women’s World Championship hockey action in Calgary, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Canada’s Sidney Crosby celebrates his game-winning goal with Scott Niedermayer and Drew Doughty during overtime period men’s ice hockey gold medal final at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver on February 28, 2010.The NHL has officially announced that its players won’t be going to the 2022 Beijing Olympics.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

QUIZ: Are you ready for the Winter Olympics?

Athletes from Canada and around the world are competing in Beijing, Chin

Canada’s Sidney Crosby celebrates his game-winning goal with Scott Niedermayer and Drew Doughty during overtime period men’s ice hockey gold medal final at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver on February 28, 2010.The NHL has officially announced that its players won’t be going to the 2022 Beijing Olympics.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
The BC SPCA 2023 Calendar Contest is open for submissions.

BC SPCA accepting submissions for 2023 Calendar Contest

The BC SPCA is accepting submissions for its 2023 animal calendar. Entering…

The BC SPCA 2023 Calendar Contest is open for submissions.
Penticton Vees’ Luc Wilson completed his three-point night, adding a goal on the powerplay to extend the Vees lead to 5-3 in the third in home ice hockey action against the Victoria Grizzlies in a game in November, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

QUIZ: How much do you know about hockey?

During the winter months, hockey dominates winter sports in Canada

Penticton Vees’ Luc Wilson completed his three-point night, adding a goal on the powerplay to extend the Vees lead to 5-3 in the third in home ice hockey action against the Victoria Grizzlies in a game in November, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)