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Former champions Mary-Anne Arsenault, Jeanna Schraeder, Sasha Carter and Renee Simons are set to man the phones at the Kelowna Curling Club Sunday evening. (Contributed)

Former World Champion curlers host telethon at Kelowna Curling Club tonight

The Kelowna Curling Club will host a virtual telethon tonight for the Sandra Schmirler Foundation

 

Vernon’s Jim Cotter (left) and third Steve Laycock of Saskatoon will be joined by the Kelowna front end of Rick Sawatsky and Andrew Nerpin, and fifth player Tyler Tardi of Cloverdale, at the Tim Horton’s Brier Canadian men’s curling championship starting March 5 in a bubble environment in Calgary. (Black Press file photo)

Vernon rink ready for Brier marathon

Jim Cotter and teammates could play 14 games in 10 days to win Canadian men’s curling championship

 

Tyler Tardi will serve as a fifth on Team Laycock at the 2021 Tim Hortons Brier. (Black Press Media file photo)

Vernon rink adds World Junior champ to Brier lineup

Langley/Cloverdale curler Tyler Tardi to serve as ‘fifth’ on Team Laycock at Calgary-hosted event

 

(Black Press file photo)

Lumby curling club needs $17K to continue season amid COVID-19

The village agreed to provide half of the requested funds, RDNO may provide the other half

(Black Press file photo)
Vernon curler Jim Cotter will have a chance to win an elusive first Tim Hortons Brier Canadian Men’s title after Curl BC cancelled the 2021 provincial men’s championships and declared the Cotter rink, the 2020 B.C. champs, the team that will represent the province at the Brier in Calgary March 6-14. Joining Cotter, who plays third but throws final stones, for a 10th crack at the Brier tankard are lead Rick Sawatsky of Vernon and skip Steve Laycock of Saskatoon, as well as second Andrew Nerpin of Kelowna, who will be going to the Brier for a third time. (Black Press file photo)

Vernon curlers returning to Brier

Jim Cotter and Rick Sawatsky, and teammates Steve Laycock and Andrew Nerpin, named B.C. reps

Vernon curler Jim Cotter will have a chance to win an elusive first Tim Hortons Brier Canadian Men’s title after Curl BC cancelled the 2021 provincial men’s championships and declared the Cotter rink, the 2020 B.C. champs, the team that will represent the province at the Brier in Calgary March 6-14. Joining Cotter, who plays third but throws final stones, for a 10th crack at the Brier tankard are lead Rick Sawatsky of Vernon and skip Steve Laycock of Saskatoon, as well as second Andrew Nerpin of Kelowna, who will be going to the Brier for a third time. (Black Press file photo)
Mayor Colin Basran at the announcement of the 2021 Tim Horton’s Brier to be hosted in Kelowna on Nov. 21. (Contributed)

Tim Hortons Brier not coming to Kelowna

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted Curling Canada to move to hub model, similar to the NHL playoffs

Mayor Colin Basran at the announcement of the 2021 Tim Horton’s Brier to be hosted in Kelowna on Nov. 21. (Contributed)
(Black Press file photo)

Vernon curling club forgoing bonspiels, focusing on members amid pandemic

The club won’t host bonspiels until January at the earliest, manager Dave Merklinger says

(Black Press file photo)
The Summerland Curling Club will offer curling once again this winter, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. However, certain protocols have been put in place to slow the spread of the pandemic. (Contributed)

Summerland to offer curling this season

League organizers will follow COVID-19 protocols

The Summerland Curling Club will offer curling once again this winter, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. However, certain protocols have been put in place to slow the spread of the pandemic. (Contributed)
Armstrong Curling Club board president Terri Nicholson (centre, waving) has been named one of two winners of Curl BC’s 2020 Club Volunteer of the Year award. (Photo submitted)

Armstrong Curling Club president wins provincial honour

Terri Nicholson is one of Curl BC’s two 2020 Club Volunteer of the Year winners

Armstrong Curling Club board president Terri Nicholson (centre, waving) has been named one of two winners of Curl BC’s 2020 Club Volunteer of the Year award. (Photo submitted)
(The Canadian Press)

Pandemic has Curling Canada facing Olympic trials qualifying complications

Teams and duos with trials berths already in hand will keep them

(The Canadian Press)
Vernon Paralympian named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Vernon Paralympian named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Three-time world and Paralympic gold medalist Sonja Gaudet is part of 11-member class

Vernon Paralympian named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
Patrick Prade and Layna Pohlod from Delta move down the rink at the BC Mixed Doubles Championship in early March. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Mixed doubles, senior curling championships in Kelowna cancelled due to COVID-19

The two World Curling Championships were scheduled for mid-April

Patrick Prade and Layna Pohlod from Delta move down the rink at the BC Mixed Doubles Championship in early March. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
Spallumcheen athlete wins silver at World Wheelchair Curling Championship

Spallumcheen athlete wins silver at World Wheelchair Curling Championship

Ina Forrest and Team Canada lost a close 5-4 final to Russia in Switzerland March 7

Spallumcheen athlete wins silver at World Wheelchair Curling Championship
Vernon’s Jim Cotter fell to 1-4 at the Tim Hortons Brier in Kingston, Ont. Tuesday, March 3, with a 6-3 loss to New Brunswick. (Curling Canada/Michael Burns File)

Vernon rink drops fourth straight at Brier

Jim Cotter and company fall 6-3 to New Brunswick Tuesday morning

Vernon’s Jim Cotter fell to 1-4 at the Tim Hortons Brier in Kingston, Ont. Tuesday, March 3, with a 6-3 loss to New Brunswick. (Curling Canada/Michael Burns File)
Nine-time B.C. champion Jim Cotter saw his record drop to 1-3 Monday, March 2, with a pair of losses to Saskatchewan’s Matt Dunstone and Team Wild Card. (Michael Burns File Photo)

B.C. rink’s Brier struggles continue

Jim Cotter falls to 1-3 Monday afternoon with 10-5 loss to Team Wild Card

Nine-time B.C. champion Jim Cotter saw his record drop to 1-3 Monday, March 2, with a pair of losses to Saskatchewan’s Matt Dunstone and Team Wild Card. (Michael Burns File Photo)
Nine-time B.C. champion Jim Cotter saw his record drop to 1-3 Monday, March 2, with a pair of losses to Saskatchewan’s Matt Dunstone and Team Wild Card. (Michael Burns File Photo)

Vernon rink’s Brier struggles continue

Jim Cotter falls to 1-3 Monday afternoon with 10-5 loss to Team Wild Card

Nine-time B.C. champion Jim Cotter saw his record drop to 1-3 Monday, March 2, with a pair of losses to Saskatchewan’s Matt Dunstone and Team Wild Card. (Michael Burns File Photo)
Victoria pair win mixed doubles curling championship in Hope

Victoria pair win mixed doubles curling championship in Hope

Jackson-Baier and Chester win the tournament to move onto the nationals in Manitoba this March

  • Mar 2, 2020
Victoria pair win mixed doubles curling championship in Hope
Vernon skip Jim Cotter dropped a tough 9-8 decision to Saskatchewan at the Tim Hortons Brier Canadian Men’s Curling Championships Monday in Kingston, Ont. (Black Press - file photo)

Vernon rink gives up four in final-end loss at Brier

Saskatchewan pulls out 9-8 victory, dropping BC champs to 1-2

Vernon skip Jim Cotter dropped a tough 9-8 decision to Saskatchewan at the Tim Hortons Brier Canadian Men’s Curling Championships Monday in Kingston, Ont. (Black Press - file photo)
Vernon’s Jim Cotter saw his record fall to 1-1 Sunday, March 1, at the Tim Hortons Brier Canadian Men’s Curling Championships in Kingston, Ont. with an 11-3 loss to Ontario. (Canadian Curling Association file photo)

Vernon rink falls 11-3 to Ontario at Brier

John Epping of Toronto snaps 3-3 tie against Jim Cotter with four-ender in sixth

Vernon’s Jim Cotter saw his record fall to 1-1 Sunday, March 1, at the Tim Hortons Brier Canadian Men’s Curling Championships in Kingston, Ont. with an 11-3 loss to Ontario. (Canadian Curling Association file photo)
Vernon’s Jim Cotter began the 2020 Tim Hortons Brier in Kingston, Ont. Saturday with a 6-4 win over the Northwest Territories. (Black Press file photo)

Vernon rink begins Brier with win

Jim Cotter defeats Northwest Territories 6-4

Vernon’s Jim Cotter began the 2020 Tim Hortons Brier in Kingston, Ont. Saturday with a 6-4 win over the Northwest Territories. (Black Press file photo)