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The Vernon Firehawks won the Volleyball B.C. U17 girls club championship at the Richmond Olympic Oval Easter weekend to advance to the national finals in Edmonton May 19-21. (Jenni Duff photo)

PHOTOS: Vernon volleyball team golden at provincials

Vernon Firehawks drop just one set in rolling to Volleyball B.C. U17 girls title; advance to nationals

Adam Degenstein turns his horses around while competing in the 100th annual Chilliwack Plowing Match at Greendale Acres in Chilliwack on Saturday, April 2, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Turning the sod on the 100th annual Chilliwack Plowing Match

1,000 people came out to celebrate a century of competitive plowing in Chilliwack

The Okanagan champion Kelowna Rockets edged the Victoria Admirals 3-2 in the gold-medal game at the B.C. Tier 2 U15 hockey championships at Kal Tire Place North in Vernon Wednesday, March 23. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

PHOTOS: Kelowna Rockets sink Victoria Admirals in B.C. final

Okanagan champs edge the Island winners 3-2 in gold-medal game at B.C. Tier 2 U15 finals in Vernon

Salmon Arm King’s Christian Thunder forward Joseph Royal (with ball) draws Vernon Christian School Royals defenders Ben Porter (3) and Ben Tishenko off the ground during the North Zone Senior Boys A Basketball Final Friday, Feb. 18, at VCS. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

PHOTOS: Vernon Christian Royals seeded fifth for Okanagan tourney

Royals capture North Zone’s lone berth to eight-team Valleys with convincing win over Salmon Arm rivals

Salmon Arm King’s Christian Thunder forward Joseph Royal (with ball) draws Vernon Christian School Royals defenders Ben Porter (3) and Ben Tishenko off the ground during the North Zone Senior Boys A Basketball Final Friday, Feb. 18, at VCS. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Vernon Christian School Royals player Kadence Sayer (with ball) is about to be fouled on a block attempt by Charles Bloom’s Anneliese Sawatsky during the Royals’ 57-35 win Wednesday, Feb. 9, in a North Zone Senior Girls A basketball semifinal at VCS. The Royals advance to Friday’s North Zone final in Salmon Arm. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

PHOTOS: Vernon Christian School marches to North Zone final

Basketball: Royals defeat Charles Bloom Timberwolves of Lumby 57-35 to advance to Salmon Arm Friday

Vernon Christian School Royals player Kadence Sayer (with ball) is about to be fouled on a block attempt by Charles Bloom’s Anneliese Sawatsky during the Royals’ 57-35 win Wednesday, Feb. 9, in a North Zone Senior Girls A basketball semifinal at VCS. The Royals advance to Friday’s North Zone final in Salmon Arm. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Vernon Panthers forward Landon Janke goes up for a bucket during the Panthers’ six-team senior boys invitational basketball tournament Dec.17-18. (Jenna Fochler photo)

PHOTOS: Salmon Arm Golds top cats at VSS Panthers’ hoops tourney

Golds go 3-0 to win six-team senior boys invitational basketball event

Vernon Panthers forward Landon Janke goes up for a bucket during the Panthers’ six-team senior boys invitational basketball tournament Dec.17-18. (Jenna Fochler photo)
The Okanagan champion Seaton Sonics lost 3-2 in the B.C. Senior Girls High School AAA Volleyball final to the No. 1-ranked Mt. Douglas Rams of Victoria Saturday, Dec. 11, in Vancouver. (Contributed)

North Okanagan teams medal at high school volleyball finals

Seaton Sonics, Charles Bloom Timberwolves win silver and bronze, respectively, at B.C. girls’ tourneys

The Okanagan champion Seaton Sonics lost 3-2 in the B.C. Senior Girls High School AAA Volleyball final to the No. 1-ranked Mt. Douglas Rams of Victoria Saturday, Dec. 11, in Vancouver. (Contributed)
Vernon Panthers offensive lineman James Lehoux (74) takes care of South Kamloops Titans defender Chance Brandon (65) while protecting quarterback Cole Budgen during the Panthers’ 45-8 romp in Okanagan AA/AAA Hybrid Division Junior Varsity Football League play Wednesday, Oct. 27, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Playoff lives at stake in Battle of Vernon

Fulton Maroons take on Vernon Panthers in junior varsity football play Wednesday, Nov. 3, 5 p.m. at GVAP

Vernon Panthers offensive lineman James Lehoux (74) takes care of South Kamloops Titans defender Chance Brandon (65) while protecting quarterback Cole Budgen during the Panthers’ 45-8 romp in Okanagan AA/AAA Hybrid Division Junior Varsity Football League play Wednesday, Oct. 27, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
More than 40 paddlers decked out in different costumes took part in a paddle on Kal Lake Halloween Sunday afternoon under ideal conditions. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Call of the costumed paddler answered by many in Coldstream

More than 40 paddleboard and kayak enthusiasts greeted by ideal conditions for fun Halloween paddle on Kal Lake

More than 40 paddlers decked out in different costumes took part in a paddle on Kal Lake Halloween Sunday afternoon under ideal conditions. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Salmon Arm Secondary runners Sophie Hamilton (from left), Taylor Menzies and Sama Vukadinovic warm up before the start of the North Zone five-kilometre event Wednesday, Oct. 13, at Coldstream’s Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

PHOTOS: North Okanagan-Shuswap runners race through provincial park

Vernon Secondary plays host to 70 runners from nine different schools for cross-country running event at Kal Lake provincial park

Salmon Arm Secondary runners Sophie Hamilton (from left), Taylor Menzies and Sama Vukadinovic warm up before the start of the North Zone five-kilometre event Wednesday, Oct. 13, at Coldstream’s Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
The White Rock Lake wildfire burns near the Westside on Friday night, Aug. 6, 2021. (Steve Wensley - Prime Light Media)

PHOTOS: White Rock Lake wildfire lights up night skies in the Okanagan

The 55,000-hectare wildfire caused thousands of evacuations Friday night, even more on alert

The White Rock Lake wildfire burns near the Westside on Friday night, Aug. 6, 2021. (Steve Wensley - Prime Light Media)
Before and after images of the Village of Lytton, B.C. Before photo taken in 2018 (Google Street View); after photo taken on Friday, July 9, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)

PHOTOS: Before and after the blaze that destroyed the Village of Lytton

Images of the community 9 days after fire compared to what it looked like 3 years ago

Before and after images of the Village of Lytton, B.C. Before photo taken in 2018 (Google Street View); after photo taken on Friday, July 9, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)
Vernon Canadians runner Reece Holmes tries unsuccessfully to avoid the tag from Kelowna Sun Devils shortstop Logan Marshall during Okanagan AA Midget Baseball exhibition play Sunday, July 11, at Vernon’s Marshall Fields. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

Boys of summer return to Okanagan ball diamond

Vernon Canadians and Kelowna Sun Devils play exhibition AA Midget doubleheader at Marshall Fields in Vernon

Vernon Canadians runner Reece Holmes tries unsuccessfully to avoid the tag from Kelowna Sun Devils shortstop Logan Marshall during Okanagan AA Midget Baseball exhibition play Sunday, July 11, at Vernon’s Marshall Fields. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
Neil Perry, current owner of Wayside - Interior BC’s largest print and marketing company. Celebrating 100 years (1921-2021) of business in Vernon, B.C. (Contributed)

PHOTOS: A century of service from Wayside in Vernon

The press and printing company, founded by Harold George Bartholomew, turns 100 in 2021

Neil Perry, current owner of Wayside - Interior BC’s largest print and marketing company. Celebrating 100 years (1921-2021) of business in Vernon, B.C. (Contributed)
After more than 60 years for the boys (Saints), and more than 40 years for the girls, (Sinners), sports teams at Armstrong’s Pleasant Valley Secondary School have new names. Teams will now be called the Hawks. (Meaghan Iversen drawing)

PHOTOS: Hawks soar as new name for Armstrong high school teams

Named in honour of the red-tailed variety found in the area, Hawks replaces both Saints and Sinners at PVSS

After more than 60 years for the boys (Saints), and more than 40 years for the girls, (Sinners), sports teams at Armstrong’s Pleasant Valley Secondary School have new names. Teams will now be called the Hawks. (Meaghan Iversen drawing)
Crews work through the night Tuesday, April 27, on a sinkhole that appeared in Vernon on Hospital Hill at 32nd Street and 21st Avenue, the intersection to Vernon Jubilee Hospital. The highway through Vernon was closed in both directions. (Kerry Hutter photos)

PHOTOS: Water main break reduces Vernon highway traffic to single lane

Large hole appeared on 32nd Street at 21st Avenue around midnight

Crews work through the night Tuesday, April 27, on a sinkhole that appeared in Vernon on Hospital Hill at 32nd Street and 21st Avenue, the intersection to Vernon Jubilee Hospital. The highway through Vernon was closed in both directions. (Kerry Hutter photos)
Fire crews from Armstrong Spallumcheen and BX Swan Lake trying to control a wildfire that’s gotten out of control in Spallumcheen behind the Tolko mill on Otter Lake Cross Road and Pineridge Road. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)

UPDATE: PHOTOS: Crews battle Spallumcheen wildfire

Armstrong Spallumcheen and BX Swan Lake fire departments are on scene

Fire crews from Armstrong Spallumcheen and BX Swan Lake trying to control a wildfire that’s gotten out of control in Spallumcheen behind the Tolko mill on Otter Lake Cross Road and Pineridge Road. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)
New Westminster TV production designer, Rick Whitfield, has designed an office in a box for British Columbians in need of a private workspace. (BC Box Office photo)

PHOTOS: B.C. man designs ‘box office’ solution for those working from home

‘A professionally designed workspace on your property, away from the distractions of home’

New Westminster TV production designer, Rick Whitfield, has designed an office in a box for British Columbians in need of a private workspace. (BC Box Office photo)
Liam Remple of the Vernon Christian School Royals (12) has been named the No. 1 Grade 12 high school boys volleyball player in B.C. in a poll of the top 15 graduating players conducted by the website varsityletters.ca. Three of Remple’s teammates from the two-time reigning B.C. A champion Royals also made the list. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

PHOTOS: Okanagan volleyball players score high ratings

Ten athletes - including four from Vernon Christian School - among B.C.’s best 30 high school players

Liam Remple of the Vernon Christian School Royals (12) has been named the No. 1 Grade 12 high school boys volleyball player in B.C. in a poll of the top 15 graduating players conducted by the website varsityletters.ca. Three of Remple’s teammates from the two-time reigning B.C. A champion Royals also made the list. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Four Kelowna city councillors participate in a meeting by video conference on March 23. The COVID-19 pandemic upended regular municipal government processes due to public health orders restricting in-person gatherings. Public hearings were postponed early in the pandemic and several procedures were changed to allow for less contact between councillors. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

2020 in photos: Kelowna’s most memorable moments of the year

As the year draws to a close, the Kelowna Capital News is featuring its best photos of the year

Four Kelowna city councillors participate in a meeting by video conference on March 23. The COVID-19 pandemic upended regular municipal government processes due to public health orders restricting in-person gatherings. Public hearings were postponed early in the pandemic and several procedures were changed to allow for less contact between councillors. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)