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Team Tardi, from left, skip Tyler Tardi, third Sterling Middleton, second Matthew Hall, lead Alex Horvath and coach Paul Tardi show off their hardware after winning the BC provincial junior curling championships in Vernon on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. (John K. White/Morning Star)

Big third end key for Tardi in B.C. junior men’s final

On top of early errors, Colwell had a couple of bad breaks add salt to the wounds.

Team Tardi, from left, skip Tyler Tardi, third Sterling Middleton, second Matthew Hall, lead Alex Horvath and coach Paul Tardi show off their hardware after winning the BC provincial junior curling championships in Vernon on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. (John K. White/Morning Star)
Team Daniels of Delta B.C. won the provincial junior women’s crown in Vernon Tuesday. From left are skip Sarah Daniels, third Kayla MacMillan, second Jessica Humphries, lead Sarah Loken and coach Katie Witt. (John K. White/Morning Star)

Delta’s Daniels takes provincial junior crown

Delta’s Sarah Daniels took deuces in three and five and a three in nine en route to a 10-4 win.

Team Daniels of Delta B.C. won the provincial junior women’s crown in Vernon Tuesday. From left are skip Sarah Daniels, third Kayla MacMillan, second Jessica Humphries, lead Sarah Loken and coach Katie Witt. (John K. White/Morning Star)
Vernon junior men’s skip Erik Colwell looks on as his team delivers a rock while Vernon junior women’s third Jaelyn Cotter does the same for her skip Megan McGillivray in Draw 2 action in Vernon on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. (John K. White/Morning Star)

Hosts post clutch wins in BC Junior Curling opening-day action

The two Vernon teams got off to a roaring start Thursday afternoon in Draw 2.

Vernon junior men’s skip Erik Colwell looks on as his team delivers a rock while Vernon junior women’s third Jaelyn Cotter does the same for her skip Megan McGillivray in Draw 2 action in Vernon on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. (John K. White/Morning Star)
Vernon’s Connor Marritt is knocked backwards by West Kelowna’s Mike Hardman during second-period action. (John K. White/Morning Star)

Depleted Vernon Vipers run out of gas against West Kelowna

West Kelowna’s Lucas Cullen was the offensive power on the night.

Vernon’s Connor Marritt is knocked backwards by West Kelowna’s Mike Hardman during second-period action. (John K. White/Morning Star)
Live mortar found in Vernon

Live mortar found in Vernon

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are on the scene for a live mortar that has been located.

Live mortar found in Vernon
Vernon CUPW Local 848 on rotating strike on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. (Roger Knox/Morning Star)

Rotating postal strike hits the Okanagan

Pickets went up in Vernon, Penticton and Summerland as part of the rotating postal service strike

Vernon CUPW Local 848 on rotating strike on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. (Roger Knox/Morning Star)
Harris Creek wildfire now held

Harris Creek wildfire now held

BC Wildfire posted on Sunday that they no longer expect the wildfire to grow beyond its perimeter.

Harris Creek wildfire now held
Despite clear skies in the Okanagan, like these over a Kaleden vinyard, Environment Canada is warning that changes in the winds could carry smoke back into the valley. Steve Kidd/Western News

Air quality statement issued for Okanagan despite clearer conditions

Don’t let the relatively clear skies in the region fool you.

Despite clear skies in the Okanagan, like these over a Kaleden vinyard, Environment Canada is warning that changes in the winds could carry smoke back into the valley. Steve Kidd/Western News
VIDEO: Foggy mountain morning in the Okanagan

VIDEO: Foggy mountain morning in the Okanagan

Vernon photographer Eric Draht was inspired by the rolling fog over the area Friday morning.

VIDEO: Foggy mountain morning in the Okanagan
VIDEO: Post-surgery monologue comedy gold

VIDEO: Post-surgery monologue comedy gold

If you’ve ever had surgery with anaesthetic you know the coming out of it process can be a treat.

VIDEO: Post-surgery monologue comedy gold
Child dies in boating accident on Kal Lake

Child dies in boating accident on Kal Lake

A North Vancouver family was boating on Kal Lake when the incident occured

Child dies in boating accident on Kal Lake
Wildfires converge near Mabel Lake in Lumby

Wildfires converge near Mabel Lake in Lumby

Area restrictions expanded in Lumby and Cherryville

Wildfires converge near Mabel Lake in Lumby
A helicopter buckets water from Mabel Lake during the BC Day long weekend, actioning several fires in the area. (Jennifer Smith/Morning Star)

Camp site, road closed due to Mabel Creek wildfire

Sugar Lake site also closed as Lumby and Cherryville fires grow

A helicopter buckets water from Mabel Lake during the BC Day long weekend, actioning several fires in the area. (Jennifer Smith/Morning Star)
The Harris Creek fire has grown to 260 hectares. (Candra Smith photo)

Increased fire behaviour in North Okanagan

Several active wildfires burning out of control

The Harris Creek fire has grown to 260 hectares. (Candra Smith photo)
Heat wave sparks North Okanagan wildfire growth

Heat wave sparks North Okanagan wildfire growth

The Lumby area has four fires of note.

Heat wave sparks North Okanagan wildfire growth
BC Wildfire Service in action. (Photo courtesy BC Wildfire Service)

Vernon-region wildfires grew on Monday

The Harris Creek fire burning approximately 16 km southeast of Lumby has grown to 260 hectares.

BC Wildfire Service in action. (Photo courtesy BC Wildfire Service)
Small blaze reported east of Vernon

Small blaze reported east of Vernon

A new wildfire was reported by BC Wildfire Service near Sugar Lake Road

Small blaze reported east of Vernon
Police track stolen vehicle to Silver Star Resort

Police track stolen vehicle to Silver Star Resort

The RCMP Air Services unit was called in Wednesday to track suspected car thieves.

Police track stolen vehicle to Silver Star Resort
UPDATE: New fire spotted at Whip Creek

UPDATE: New fire spotted at Whip Creek

A small fire has sparked in the Whip Creek area approximately 12 km east of Kingfisher.

UPDATE: New fire spotted at Whip Creek
Humboldt Broncos alum Ashton McLeod pauses to compose himself during remarks at the vigil. (John K. White/Castlegar News)

VIDEO: Castlegar hosts emotional vigil for Humboldt Broncos

More than 600 people came out to show support for the victims of the Humboldt Broncos bus accident.

Humboldt Broncos alum Ashton McLeod pauses to compose himself during remarks at the vigil. (John K. White/Castlegar News)