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Elizabeth Dennehy (left) and Kathleen Dennehy (right) pose with a fan in front of the newly unveiled Sheriff Will Teasle carving (played by actor Brian Dennehy) during the Rambo First Blood 40th Anniversary celebrations in Hope on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. The Dennehys are the daughters of Brian Dennehy who starred in the 1982 film alongside Sylvester Stallone. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)

PHOTOS: Rambo-themed carving unveiled at 40th anniversary celebration in Hope

Carving of Sheriff Will Teasle, Rambo First Blood actor, movie props all part of 4-day celebrations

Glenda Downey from the Lake Country Jumping Agility Mutts Club guides Link, a three-year-old Australian shepherd, up and over a teeter-totter during a game of Gamble at the Dog’O’Pogo Dog Agility Trials Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Lumby Lions Campground. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

PHOTOS: Lumby campground loaded with agile dogs

Dog’O’Pogo agility group hosts sanctioned trial event Sept. 16-18 at Lumby Lions Campground

More than 1,100 cyclists leave Chilliwack Heritage Park for the annual Tour de Cure fundraiser for BC Cancer Foundation on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: $6.3 million raised as Tour de Cure cycling fundraiser for cancer rolls through B.C. cities

More than 1,100 cyclists rode through Eastern Fraser Valley to raise money for BC Cancer Foundation

Kal Tire’s Ryan Paulson (left) presents the first Kal Tire Kalamalka Bowl to UBC Thunderbirds captains Manu Giovanni (from left), Kyle Samson, Gavin Coakes and Ryan Baker after the T-Birds defeated the Calgary Dinos 28-10 in the first Canadian U-Sports exhibition football game played in the North Okanagan at Greater Vernon Athletic Park Wednesday, Aug. 24. (Darren Hove photo)

PHOTOS: UBC Thunderbirds win historic football game in Vernon

UBC defeats Calgary Dinos 28-7 in first Canadian U-Sports exhibition game played in North Okanagan

Kal Tire’s Ryan Paulson (left) presents the first Kal Tire Kalamalka Bowl to UBC Thunderbirds captains Manu Giovanni (from left), Kyle Samson, Gavin Coakes and Ryan Baker after the T-Birds defeated the Calgary Dinos 28-10 in the first Canadian U-Sports exhibition football game played in the North Okanagan at Greater Vernon Athletic Park Wednesday, Aug. 24. (Darren Hove photo)
Kelowna Los Gatos Locos Boxing Club fighter Landon Onkel takes a breather between rounds while listening to trainer Geoff Lawrence during the Ian Gibson Tribute Boxing Show Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Vernon Recreation Centre. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

PHOTOS: Okanagan-Shuswap fighters show moxy at Vernon boxing card

12-bout Ian Gibson Tribute Boxing Show at Vernon Rec Centre draws near-capacity crowd

Kelowna Los Gatos Locos Boxing Club fighter Landon Onkel takes a breather between rounds while listening to trainer Geoff Lawrence during the Ian Gibson Tribute Boxing Show Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Vernon Recreation Centre. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Deb Heale from the host Spallumcheen Golf and Country gets out of sand trouble on the 10th hole during the 2022 Spallumcheen Ladies Open Golf Tournament Wednesday, July 20. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

PHOTOS: Countback determines Spallumcheen ladies golf event champ

Three golfers finish at 76 during the 2022 Ladies Open Wednesday, July 20

Deb Heale from the host Spallumcheen Golf and Country gets out of sand trouble on the 10th hole during the 2022 Spallumcheen Ladies Open Golf Tournament Wednesday, July 20. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Canoes dot the western shore of the Shuswap River at Belvidere Park in Enderby Tuesday, July 12, for the start of the Pulling Together Canoe Journey. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

PHOTOS: Canoe journey paddlers pull it together in Enderby

The 20th Pulling Together Canoe Journey began Tuesday morning, July 12, on the Shuswap River

Canoes dot the western shore of the Shuswap River at Belvidere Park in Enderby Tuesday, July 12, for the start of the Pulling Together Canoe Journey. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Kevin Stone works on a gigantic Elon Musk head on May 27, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Giant Elon Musk head by B.C. metal artist now complete, ready to be shipped

Kevin Stone has finished head of half-Elon, half-goat monument for cryptocurrency creators

Kevin Stone works on a gigantic Elon Musk head on May 27, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
A full rainbow was captured from The Vines near The Rise Golf Course in Vernon Thursday, June 30. (Dianne Freeman photo)

PHOTOS: Full double rainbow captured over Vernon

Residents caught the spectacular sight on camera June 30

A full rainbow was captured from The Vines near The Rise Golf Course in Vernon Thursday, June 30. (Dianne Freeman photo)
Thomas Wells gets the ball diamonds tuned up at the DND grounds for the Funtastic Slo Pitch Tournament Thursday, June 30. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

PHOTOS: Funtastic ready to rock Vernon

Ball diamonds and music festival all set for Canada Day long weekend fun

Thomas Wells gets the ball diamonds tuned up at the DND grounds for the Funtastic Slo Pitch Tournament Thursday, June 30. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Kelowna’s Cory Krist set a blistering pace nobody could match in winning the Kal RATS Sprint Triathlon Sunday, June 26, in Vernon. Krist was the only competitor out of 79 to cover the run-bike-run event in under 60 minutes. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

Vernon triathlon makes successful return, despite no swim

After poor water quality closes Kin Beach, Kal RATS Sprint Triathlon goes to run-bike-run race

Kelowna’s Cory Krist set a blistering pace nobody could match in winning the Kal RATS Sprint Triathlon Sunday, June 26, in Vernon. Krist was the only competitor out of 79 to cover the run-bike-run event in under 60 minutes. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
Students explore the Trades Training Centre at Okanagan College’s Vernon campus during Experience OC May 4, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

High school students get a taste of the Okanagan College experience

Experience OC gives future Okanagan College students a chance to find a program that suits them

Students explore the Trades Training Centre at Okanagan College’s Vernon campus during Experience OC May 4, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Heck of a way to wrap a career. For the horse. Old Tubs Get Smart bucks off rider Logan Hay of Wildwood, Alta. in the horse’s final ride of a 15-year rodeo career Monday, May 23, at the 102nd Falkland Stampede. Old Tubs Get Smart earned more than $1.5 million during his career. Hay was not injured. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

PHOTOS: Falkland Stampede return a huge hit

Record-shattering crowds piled into the Stampede Grounds for three days of professional rodeo action

Heck of a way to wrap a career. For the horse. Old Tubs Get Smart bucks off rider Logan Hay of Wildwood, Alta. in the horse’s final ride of a 15-year rodeo career Monday, May 23, at the 102nd Falkland Stampede. Old Tubs Get Smart earned more than $1.5 million during his career. Hay was not injured. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
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

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)
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

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)
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

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)
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)