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Vernon’s Jim Cotter defeated Nunavut 10-4 Sunday afternoon to improve to 2-0 at the Tim Hortons Brier Canadian Men’s Curling Championship in Brandon. (file photo)

B.C. rink rolling at the Brier

Vernon’s Jim Cotter improves to 2-0 with big win over Nunavut

Vernon’s Jim Cotter defeated Nunavut 10-4 Sunday afternoon to improve to 2-0 at the Tim Hortons Brier Canadian Men’s Curling Championship in Brandon. (file photo)
Vernon’s Jim Cotter defeated Nova Scotia 8-7 in an extra end in their opening game at the Tim Hortons Brier Canadian Men’s Curling Championships in Brandon Saturday. (Lindsay Chung photo)

B.C. rink wins opening game at Brier

Jim Cotter’s Okanagan-Saskatoon foursome uses last rock to edge Nova Scotia 8-7; play Nunavut today

Vernon’s Jim Cotter defeated Nova Scotia 8-7 in an extra end in their opening game at the Tim Hortons Brier Canadian Men’s Curling Championships in Brandon Saturday. (Lindsay Chung photo)
Special Olympic BC Winter Games 2019 opening ceremony. (Brieanna Charlebois - Morning Star)

Special Olympics BC Winter Games a success

Top performers from the SOBC Games in Vernon qualified for spots on Team BC, members to be announced.

Special Olympic BC Winter Games 2019 opening ceremony. (Brieanna Charlebois - Morning Star)
Special Olympics B.C. Games a huge hit

Special Olympics B.C. Games a huge hit

Winter Games in Vernon an overwhelming success for 800 athletes/coaches, 1,000-plus volunteers

Special Olympics B.C. Games a huge hit
Engineering doctoral student George Luka says there is an urgent need to develop a fast, flexible, accurate and real-time detection tool to meet the challenge of protecting water consumers. (UBC photo)

UBC researchers develop inexpensive tool to test drinking water

The tricoder can test for biological contamination in real-time

Engineering doctoral student George Luka says there is an urgent need to develop a fast, flexible, accurate and real-time detection tool to meet the challenge of protecting water consumers. (UBC photo)
RCMP seek kids’ help in naming new police dogs

RCMP seek kids’ help in naming new police dogs

Contest winners and names will be announced April 30.

RCMP seek kids’ help in naming new police dogs
Hot air balloon crashes into power line during B.C. carnival

Hot air balloon crashes into power line during B.C. carnival

There were no major injuries reported in the incident near Vernon

Hot air balloon crashes into power line during B.C. carnival
Vernon CEO appointed to U.S. board

Vernon CEO appointed to U.S. board

Brad Thorlakson of Vernon-based Tolko to be Canada West rep on U.S. Softwood Lumber Board

Vernon CEO appointed to U.S. board
Denied application forces cancellation of The Game’s Canadian tour

Denied application forces cancellation of The Game’s Canadian tour

The required temporary residence permit was denied by the federal government

Denied application forces cancellation of The Game’s Canadian tour
Kamloops man latest Lotto Max winner

Kamloops man latest Lotto Max winner

Lotto Max quick pick makes Joseph Kristmanson $1 million richer

Kamloops man latest Lotto Max winner
RCMP, civilian vehicles rammed in North Okanagan incident

RCMP, civilian vehicles rammed in North Okanagan incident

Police attempt to stop truck near Enderby, thought to be tied to alleged Salmon Arm armed robbery

RCMP, civilian vehicles rammed in North Okanagan incident
Team B.C. names Canada Winter Games hockey roster

Team B.C. names Canada Winter Games hockey roster

A total of 19 players from Western Hockey League or WHL drafts heading to Red Deer

Team B.C. names Canada Winter Games hockey roster
Dispute over hidden camera sex in B.C. fire chief’s office

Dispute over hidden camera sex in B.C. fire chief’s office

Hidden camera in chief’s Vernon office captures sexual romp between two employees

Dispute over hidden camera sex in B.C. fire chief’s office
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP talk to one of the last residents of a homeless camp off Highway 97 in Vernon. (Morning Star file photo)

Stories unite Canadians on homelessness action: UBC study

A University of British Columba study says Canadians value stories over statistics

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP talk to one of the last residents of a homeless camp off Highway 97 in Vernon. (Morning Star file photo)
Late 2019 too long to wait for ridesharing: B.C. Conservatives

Late 2019 too long to wait for ridesharing: B.C. Conservatives

“While the rest of the world is embracing this transportation revolution, B.C. is only now staggering slowly toward legislation on a business model that’s been mainstreamed for over a decade in other jurisdictions.”

Late 2019 too long to wait for ridesharing: B.C. Conservatives
Snow in Vernon, along 25th Avenue, Friday at 6:30 a.m.

Snow arrives in Okanagan

First white stuff of the season falling Friday morning; won’t be around long

Snow in Vernon, along 25th Avenue, Friday at 6:30 a.m.
BC Conservatives want in on electoral reform debate

BC Conservatives want in on electoral reform debate

Interim leader Scott Anderson of Vernon says all parties should be included, not just NDP, Liberals

BC Conservatives want in on electoral reform debate
Scott Anderson

BC Conservatives begin leadership race

Interim leader Scott Anderson of Vernon has said he’ll not seek elected leadership of party

Scott Anderson
B.C. man remains kicked out of pickleball association after feud plays out in court

B.C. man remains kicked out of pickleball association after feud plays out in court

In a judgement handed down Oct. 23 in Supreme Court by Justice Sheri Ann Donegan, Lane Roberts’ claim against the association was dismissed in its entirety.

B.C. man remains kicked out of pickleball association after feud plays out in court
Jon James McMurray. (Instragram photo)

Stunting rapper killed in skydiving accident

Man, 34, dies in skydiving accident Saturday near Westwold, between Vernon and Kamloops

Jon James McMurray. (Instragram photo)