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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

 

Statue of Lady Justice at Vancouver courthouse. (File photo Black Press Media)

New trial ordered for children’s hockey coach in voyeurism case

The Court of Appeal for British Columbia has set aside the convictions, with one of three judges dissenting

 

Coldstream’s Emma Elders will further her hockey and education career in 
2022-23 with the University of Toronto Varsity Blues. (Contributed)

Coldstream hockey player singing the Blues

Emma Elders, 18, inks scholarship with University of Toronto Varsity Blues

 

A Canadian bobsleigh team, under the guidance of Justin Kripps of Summerland, won silver in World Cup action. (IBSF photo)

Kripps pilots Canadian bobsleigh crew to silver

Team competed in Germany in World Cup action

A Canadian bobsleigh team, under the guidance of Justin Kripps of Summerland, won silver in World Cup action. (IBSF photo)
According to a Research Co. survey, 52 per cent of Canadians surveyed will skip the Grey Cup between the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Winnipeg Blue Bombers Dec. 12. Pictured here, Ti-Cats QB Jeremiah Masoli (8) tries to elude Saskatchewan Roughriders’ DB Rolan Milligan (32) and DL Charbel Dabire (98) on Nov. 20. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power)

Majority of Canadians plan on skipping Grey Cup, says research company

Research Co. poll re-ignites debate about popularity of NFL and CFL in Canada

According to a Research Co. survey, 52 per cent of Canadians surveyed will skip the Grey Cup between the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Winnipeg Blue Bombers Dec. 12. Pictured here, Ti-Cats QB Jeremiah Masoli (8) tries to elude Saskatchewan Roughriders’ DB Rolan Milligan (32) and DL Charbel Dabire (98) on Nov. 20. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power)
Through a confidential application process, KidSport provides grants to kids aged 18 and under (from families facing financial barriers) to help cover the cost of registration fees for a season of sport. Visit kidsport.ca to learn more.

Let’s play! Grants help Vernon kids get off the sidelines

Every year, KidSport pays registration fees for low-income families, so ALL kids can play

  • Dec 6, 2021
Through a confidential application process, KidSport provides grants to kids aged 18 and under (from families facing financial barriers) to help cover the cost of registration fees for a season of sport. Visit kidsport.ca to learn more.
Dillon Dubé (right) grew up in Golden, which he says helped develop him into the hockey player he is today. Dubé now plays for the Calgary Flames, and has previously captained Team Canada at the World Juniors Championships. (Calgary Flames photo)

‘To this day it still feels like home’: Calgary Flames’ Dillon Dubé recounts ‘Golden’ childhood

Dubé grew up in Golden B.C., and now plays for the team he grew up cheering for

Dillon Dubé (right) grew up in Golden, which he says helped develop him into the hockey player he is today. Dubé now plays for the Calgary Flames, and has previously captained Team Canada at the World Juniors Championships. (Calgary Flames photo)
Vernon’s Ken Holland (left) receives his Honoured Member blazer and Tissot watch from Hockey Hall of Fame chair of the board and Honoured Member Lanny McDonald on Monday, Nov. 15, in Toronto. (Kevin Sousa/Hockey Hall of Fame photo)

NHL Hockey Hall of Fame welcomes Vernon’s Ken Holland

Edmonton Oilers president one of six people inducted in Class of 2020-21 Monday in Toronto

Vernon’s Ken Holland (left) receives his Honoured Member blazer and Tissot watch from Hockey Hall of Fame chair of the board and Honoured Member Lanny McDonald on Monday, Nov. 15, in Toronto. (Kevin Sousa/Hockey Hall of Fame photo)
John Baia, 93, (centre) watches his stone during action at the Senior Men’s Drop-In Curling League at the Vernon Curling Club. Baia, from Lake Country, has been playing in the league for 18 years. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Senior men curlers sought for Vernon fun league

Non-competitive games played Tuesday and Thursday mornings at Vernon Curling Club; no experience necessary

John Baia, 93, (centre) watches his stone during action at the Senior Men’s Drop-In Curling League at the Vernon Curling Club. Baia, from Lake Country, has been playing in the league for 18 years. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Mission’s Arthur Barnsdale took home a speed skating bronze at the 2020 BC Winter Games. (file)

Proof of vaccinations required at BC Winter Games in Vernon

Everyone participating to show proof: no exceptions

Mission’s Arthur Barnsdale took home a speed skating bronze at the 2020 BC Winter Games. (file)
The UBCO Heat softball club became national champions after defeating the St. Clair Saints on Sunday (Oct. 10) at the Canadian College Softball Association (CCSA) Championship game. (Contributed)

UBCO Heat softball club crowned Canadian College Softball Association champions

Five members of the Heat team were named to the Championship All-Star team after the game

The UBCO Heat softball club became national champions after defeating the St. Clair Saints on Sunday (Oct. 10) at the Canadian College Softball Association (CCSA) Championship game. (Contributed)
The Vernon BMX Club held the final race day of the 39th season at Ranger Park on Sept. 4, 2021. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
 The Vernon BMX Club held the final race day of the 39th season at Ranger Park on Sept. 4, 2021. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
 The Vernon BMX Club held the final race day of the 39th season at Ranger Park on Sept. 4, 2021. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
 The Vernon BMX Club held the final race day of the 39th season at Ranger Park on Sept. 4, 2021. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
 The Vernon BMX Club held the final race day of the 39th season at Ranger Park on Sept. 4, 2021. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
 The Vernon BMX Club held the final race day of the 39th season at Ranger Park on Sept. 4, 2021. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

PHOTOS: Vernon BMX wraps strange season

Club’s 39th year at Ranger Park manoeuvres around COVID-19, heat wave, wildfire smoke

The Vernon BMX Club held the final race day of the 39th season at Ranger Park on Sept. 4, 2021. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
 The Vernon BMX Club held the final race day of the 39th season at Ranger Park on Sept. 4, 2021. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
 The Vernon BMX Club held the final race day of the 39th season at Ranger Park on Sept. 4, 2021. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
 The Vernon BMX Club held the final race day of the 39th season at Ranger Park on Sept. 4, 2021. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
 The Vernon BMX Club held the final race day of the 39th season at Ranger Park on Sept. 4, 2021. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
 The Vernon BMX Club held the final race day of the 39th season at Ranger Park on Sept. 4, 2021. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
UBCO Heat. (Contributed)

UBC Okanagan Heat set to host university softball national championship

The Heat will compete in their first-ever national championship in October against the nation’s best

UBCO Heat. (Contributed)
The team (from left to right) Jeff Wills, Cam McMillan, Kris Childe, Jason Lanki, Mike Romer, and their scorekeeper Samantha. (Contributed)

Kelowna golfers tee up for national championships

The team will compete on the Cabot Links Golf Course in Nova Scotia this October

The team (from left to right) Jeff Wills, Cam McMillan, Kris Childe, Jason Lanki, Mike Romer, and their scorekeeper Samantha. (Contributed)
Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in Calgary. (Contributed photo)

Canada Sports Hall of Fame launches Indigenous Heroes Exhibition

Featuring 14 Indigenous athletes, the digital book will be available for educators at no cost

Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in Calgary. (Contributed photo)
Dr. Rob Shaw will perform in the 2020 Summer Paralympics. (UBC Okanagan)

UBC Okanagan alum goes for gold at Paralympics

Dr. Rob Shaw will compete in the singles wheelchair tennis event

Dr. Rob Shaw will perform in the 2020 Summer Paralympics. (UBC Okanagan)
The first Adaptive Amazing Race will be held this month in Kelowna and Vernon. (CBST Adventures/Web photo)

Adaptive Amazing Race on track for Vernon

CRIS will host Aug. 25 race, a spin on the hit TV show

The first Adaptive Amazing Race will be held this month in Kelowna and Vernon. (CBST Adventures/Web photo)
Eric Carter scrambling. (Contributed-Leif Godberson)

Two men, fourteen peaks and one day: new limits reached in Rogers Pass

Eric Carter and Leif Godberson completed the collosol Horse Shoe Traverse in one day

Eric Carter scrambling. (Contributed-Leif Godberson)
Vernon BMX held its first race night July 6, 2021. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

North Okanagan sports groups get pandemic relief cash

A total of 42 organizations from the Thompson Okanagan receive money from the Local Sport Relief Fund

Vernon BMX held its first race night July 6, 2021. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
A group of students from Uruguay pose for a souvenir picture on the Olympic Rings set outside the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Saturday, March 21, 2020. The Olympic flame from Greece arrived in Japan Friday, even as the opening of the the Tokyo Games in four months is in doubt with more voices suggesting the games should to be postponed or canceled because of the worldwide virus pandemic. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Okanagan athletes, coach headed to Tokyo Olympics

Six athletes and one coach will represent the Okanagan at this year’s Olympics

A group of students from Uruguay pose for a souvenir picture on the Olympic Rings set outside the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Saturday, March 21, 2020. The Olympic flame from Greece arrived in Japan Friday, even as the opening of the the Tokyo Games in four months is in doubt with more voices suggesting the games should to be postponed or canceled because of the worldwide virus pandemic. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)