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North Okanagan Knights captain Kevin-Thomas Walters (19) had two assists Friday in a 5-4 KIJHL overtime win against the league’s best team, the Revelstoke Grizzlies. Walters then popped in two goals in regulation time and scored once in a shootout as North OK defeated Summerland 3-2 Saturday, Dec. 3. (Tanya Seibel photo)

North Okanagan Knights sting Summerland Steam

KIJHL - Knights move into three-way tie for second place in division with 3-2 shootout victory Saturday

North Okanagan Knights captain Kevin-Thomas Walters (19) had two assists Friday in a 5-4 KIJHL overtime win against the league’s best team, the Revelstoke Grizzlies. Walters then popped in two goals in regulation time and scored once in a shootout as North OK defeated Summerland 3-2 Saturday, Dec. 3. (Tanya Seibel photo)
Lake Country’s George Elliot Coyotes (in white) are the hosts for the annual B.C. Senior Girls AAA Volleyball Championships starting Thursday, Dec. 1. The tournament has drawn 15 teams plus the host Coyotes to the Central Okanagan. (Morning Star - file photo)

North Okanagan teams set for B.C. volleyball finals

Three teams from Vernon and one from Coldstream begin play at respective provincials Thursday, Dec. 1

Lake Country’s George Elliot Coyotes (in white) are the hosts for the annual B.C. Senior Girls AAA Volleyball Championships starting Thursday, Dec. 1. The tournament has drawn 15 teams plus the host Coyotes to the Central Okanagan. (Morning Star - file photo)
After helping the Vernon Canadians win the Allan Cup Canadian Senior Hockey title in 1956, and reach the Allan Cup final again in 1959, Walt Trentini played for a spell for the Trail Smoke Eaters. Trentini died in Vernon at age 90 Nov. 20. (Trentini family photo)

Vernon Canadians Allan Cup winner Trentini dies at 90

Walt Trentini helped Canadians win 1956 Allan Cup Canadian Senior Hockey title in Vernon

After helping the Vernon Canadians win the Allan Cup Canadian Senior Hockey title in 1956, and reach the Allan Cup final again in 1959, Walt Trentini played for a spell for the Trail Smoke Eaters. Trentini died in Vernon at age 90 Nov. 20. (Trentini family photo)
Vernon artist Michelle Loughery, who had a hand creating 27 out of 28 of Vernon’s historic downtown murals, is pleased the city will spend up to $100,000 to upgrade the works. (File photo)

Vernon mural artist thrilled with beautification commitment

City agrees to spend $100,000 on downtown mural upkeeps to the delight of Michelle Loughery

Vernon artist Michelle Loughery, who had a hand creating 27 out of 28 of Vernon’s historic downtown murals, is pleased the city will spend up to $100,000 to upgrade the works. (File photo)
Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil won the ATP Challenger Tour’s National Bank Challenger Sunday, Nov. 20, in Drummondville, Que., beating American Michael Mmoh in three sets in the final.(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson file photo)

Vernon tennis player up to Quebec Challenge

Vasek Pospisil wins ATP Challenger Tour’s National Bank final Sunday, Nov. 20, outside Montreal

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil won the ATP Challenger Tour’s National Bank Challenger Sunday, Nov. 20, in Drummondville, Que., beating American Michael Mmoh in three sets in the final.(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson file photo)
The two-time defending champion Winnipeg Blue Bombers (bottom, right) meet the Toronto Argonauts in the CFL’s Grey Cup championship for the first time since 1950 today, Sunday, Nov. 20, at 3 p.m. Pacific in Regina. (Black Press)

Bombers favoured by six on Grey Cup Sunday

Winnipeg seeks third straight CFL title, taking on Toronto Argonauts, who last won Cup in 2017

The two-time defending champion Winnipeg Blue Bombers (bottom, right) meet the Toronto Argonauts in the CFL’s Grey Cup championship for the first time since 1950 today, Sunday, Nov. 20, at 3 p.m. Pacific in Regina. (Black Press)
Eve Munro and Makena Martin (15), celebrate a win alongside their VSS B teammates in the Grade 8 girls volleyball finals Nov. 14. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Vernon squads advance in Grade 8 girls volleyball playdowns in Shuswap

VSS A defeats VSS B in three-set final thriller; both teams advance to North Zone finals

Eve Munro and Makena Martin (15), celebrate a win alongside their VSS B teammates in the Grade 8 girls volleyball finals Nov. 14. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
A memorial bench for late Vernon Morning Star editor Glenn Mitchell will be placed at Lakeview Park in 2023. (Mitchell family photo)

Bench dedicated to late Vernon newspaper editor

Memorial bench for Glenn Mitchell to be placed at Lakeview Park in 2023

A memorial bench for late Vernon Morning Star editor Glenn Mitchell will be placed at Lakeview Park in 2023. (Mitchell family photo)
Retired Vernon B.C. Supreme Court Justice Frank Cole has died at the age of 79. (Morning Star - file photo)

Retired Vernon Justice remembered for work ethic, laughter

Supreme Court Justice Frank Cole (retired) dies at age 79

Retired Vernon B.C. Supreme Court Justice Frank Cole has died at the age of 79. (Morning Star - file photo)
West Kelowna Warriors forwards Ben MacDonald (9) and Luke Devlin battle for a loose puck with Vernon goalie Ethan David and defenceman Anthony Cliche during the Warriors’ 4-3 BCHL shootout win Tuesday, Nov. 8, at Royal LePage Place. (Tami Quan Photography)

Loving it: MacDonald shootout goal lifts West Kelowna past Vernon

BCHL - Warriors edge Vipers 4-3 for second time in five days at Royal LePage Place

West Kelowna Warriors forwards Ben MacDonald (9) and Luke Devlin battle for a loose puck with Vernon goalie Ethan David and defenceman Anthony Cliche during the Warriors’ 4-3 BCHL shootout win Tuesday, Nov. 8, at Royal LePage Place. (Tami Quan Photography)
Runners from the North Okanagan, Shuswap and Central Okanagan were among the hundreds of competitors at the B.C. High School Cross Country championships held Saturday, Nov. 5, at Victoria’s Royal Roads University. (Justin Samanski-Langille - Black Press)

Podium results for Shuswap-North Okanagan runners at B.C. finals

Seaton silver at cross country race, Salmon Arm runner golden in para division

Runners from the North Okanagan, Shuswap and Central Okanagan were among the hundreds of competitors at the B.C. High School Cross Country championships held Saturday, Nov. 5, at Victoria’s Royal Roads University. (Justin Samanski-Langille - Black Press)
Coldstream’s first-ever woman mayor, Ruth Hoyte, takes her seat between chief administrative officer Trevor Seibel (left) and corporate officer Keri-Ann Austin after being officially sworn in Monday, Nov. 7. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Historic moment: Coldstream’s first female mayor sworn in

Vernon and Coldstream councils officially sworn in to office Monday, Nov. 7

Coldstream’s first-ever woman mayor, Ruth Hoyte, takes her seat between chief administrative officer Trevor Seibel (left) and corporate officer Keri-Ann Austin after being officially sworn in Monday, Nov. 7. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
We are now on Standard Time for the next four months. If you haven’t done so already, you should turn your clocks BACK one hour. (Black Press file photo)

Did you remember to fall back?

Clocks should be turned back one hour if you haven’t already done it

We are now on Standard Time for the next four months. If you haven’t done so already, you should turn your clocks BACK one hour. (Black Press file photo)
Armstrong cowboy Jaret Cooper, shown competing at the 2022 Falkland Stampede, begins his quest for a novice saddle bronc championship buckle as the 48th annual Canadian Finals Rodeo begins tonight (Wednesday, Nov. 2), in Red Deer. (Facebook photo)

Armstrong cowboy in hunt for Canadian title

Jaret Cooper aims for championship buckle in novice saddle bronc at Canadian Finals Rodeo in Red Deer

Armstrong cowboy Jaret Cooper, shown competing at the 2022 Falkland Stampede, begins his quest for a novice saddle bronc championship buckle as the 48th annual Canadian Finals Rodeo begins tonight (Wednesday, Nov. 2), in Red Deer. (Facebook photo)
Des Wishart and the Vernon Blue Magnums cliinched first place and an undefeated regular season in the Southern Interior Football Junior Bantam Conference with a 37-0 win over the Kelowna Red Grizzlies Sunday, Oct. 30, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. (Jenna Fochler Photo)

Vernon Magnums trap Kelowna Grizzlies to clinch first place

Junior bantam football squad scores 37-0 victory at home to cap off undefeated regular season

Des Wishart and the Vernon Blue Magnums cliinched first place and an undefeated regular season in the Southern Interior Football Junior Bantam Conference with a 37-0 win over the Kelowna Red Grizzlies Sunday, Oct. 30, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. (Jenna Fochler Photo)
West Kelowna Warriors forward Jaiden Moriello (11) gets a shot past Salmon Arm defender Nic Leggett (4) that is stopped by goalie Matthew Tovell during the Warriors’ 7-1 BCHL win Saturday, Oct. 29, at Royal LePage Place. (Tami Quan Photography)

West Kelowna Warriors lay Halloween licking on Salmon Arm

Warriors defeat Silverbacks 7-1 in BCHL play Saturday, Oct. 29, at Royal LePage Place

West Kelowna Warriors forward Jaiden Moriello (11) gets a shot past Salmon Arm defender Nic Leggett (4) that is stopped by goalie Matthew Tovell during the Warriors’ 7-1 BCHL win Saturday, Oct. 29, at Royal LePage Place. (Tami Quan Photography)
Kees Tae Kwon Do white belt student Oliver Nicholson, eight, left, gets his picture taken with Arnis master and actor Shishir Inocalla, who has played the role of Michaelangelo in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series on TV and movies since 1992. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

VIDEO: ‘Michaelangelo’ brings martial artistry to North Okanagan

Kids go cowabunga over Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle character

Kees Tae Kwon Do white belt student Oliver Nicholson, eight, left, gets his picture taken with Arnis master and actor Shishir Inocalla, who has played the role of Michaelangelo in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series on TV and movies since 1992. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Vernon’s Alyssa Kyllo (delivering stone) teamed with Kelowna’s Tyrel Griffith to win the Nufloors Mixed Doubles Curling Classic at the Vernon Curling Club. (Black Press - file photo)

Vernon-Kelowna duo victorious at mixed doubles curling classic

Alyssa Kyllo/Tyrel Griffith won the Nufloors World Curling Tour event at the Vernon Curling Club

Vernon’s Alyssa Kyllo (delivering stone) teamed with Kelowna’s Tyrel Griffith to win the Nufloors Mixed Doubles Curling Classic at the Vernon Curling Club. (Black Press - file photo)
Vernon’s SilverStar Mountain Resort posted new snowfall pictures to its social media pages Monday, Oct. 25. (Facebook photo)

More snow for Vernon ski resort

SilverStar shares pictures of snow in its village; more white stuff in weather forecast

Vernon’s SilverStar Mountain Resort posted new snowfall pictures to its social media pages Monday, Oct. 25. (Facebook photo)
Vernon’s Nina Steyn with Doc, the black lab, at Camp GDB – Guide Dogs for the Blind – in June near Portland, Ore. The 17-year-old Vernon youth became the first Canadian to attend camp that helps visually impaired people work and live with a guide dog. (Ian Burke photo)

WATCH: Visually impaired Vernon woman gets guidance from dogs

Nina Steyn, 17, became first Canadian to attend Camp GDB – Guide Dogs for the Blind– near Portland

Vernon’s Nina Steyn with Doc, the black lab, at Camp GDB – Guide Dogs for the Blind – in June near Portland, Ore. The 17-year-old Vernon youth became the first Canadian to attend camp that helps visually impaired people work and live with a guide dog. (Ian Burke photo)