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B.C.’s police watchdog is investigating a death in Vernon after RCMP transported a man to hospital. The man went into medical distress and died. (Black Press files)

B.C. police watchdog investigating Vernon death

Man went into medical distress after being taken to hospital by RCMP; IIO looking into case

B.C.’s police watchdog is investigating a death in Vernon after RCMP transported a man to hospital. The man went into medical distress and died. (Black Press files)
The longtime rivalry between the Vernon Tigers (white) and Armstrong Shamrocks got kickstarted again Saturday, April 30, in Armstrong as the Irish returned to the Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League for the first time in three years. The two teams played to a spirited 9-9 draw. (Black Press - file photo)

Late goal lifts Vernon Tigers to 9-9 TOJLL draw with Armstrong Shamrocks

Two rivals play spirited first league game against one another in three years at Nor-Val Sports Centre

The longtime rivalry between the Vernon Tigers (white) and Armstrong Shamrocks got kickstarted again Saturday, April 30, in Armstrong as the Irish returned to the Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League for the first time in three years. The two teams played to a spirited 9-9 draw. (Black Press - file photo)
The Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League will host its one-day Archie Jack Memorial Icebreaker Tournament, featuring all five league squads, Saturday, April 23, at Armstrong’s Nor-Val Sports Centre. The host Shamrocks will take on the Vernon Tigers in the first game at 9 a.m. The expansion Kelowna Kodiaks, defending champion South Okanagan Flames and Kamloops Venom will all play two games. (Black Press - file photo)

Okanagan Lacrosse league breaks ice

Junior lacrosse loop hosts icebreaker tournament Saturday, April 23, at Nor-Val Sports Centre in Armstrong

The Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League will host its one-day Archie Jack Memorial Icebreaker Tournament, featuring all five league squads, Saturday, April 23, at Armstrong’s Nor-Val Sports Centre. The host Shamrocks will take on the Vernon Tigers in the first game at 9 a.m. The expansion Kelowna Kodiaks, defending champion South Okanagan Flames and Kamloops Venom will all play two games. (Black Press - file photo)
The Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League will host its one-day Archie Jack Memorial Icebreaker Tournament, featuring all five league squads, Saturday, April 23, at Armstrong’s Nor-Val Sports Centre. The host Shamrocks will take on the Vernon Tigers in the first game at 9 a.m. The expansion Kelowna Kodiaks, defending champion South Okanagan Flames and Kamloops Venom will all play two games. (Black Press - file photo)

Vernon Tigers, Armstrong Shamrocks to break TOJLL ice

Junior lacrosse loop hosts icebreaker tournament Saturday, April 23, at Nor-Val Sports Centre in Armstrong

The Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League will host its one-day Archie Jack Memorial Icebreaker Tournament, featuring all five league squads, Saturday, April 23, at Armstrong’s Nor-Val Sports Centre. The host Shamrocks will take on the Vernon Tigers in the first game at 9 a.m. The expansion Kelowna Kodiaks, defending champion South Okanagan Flames and Kamloops Venom will all play two games. (Black Press - file photo)
Scheduled maintenance work is affecting thousand of Telus customers in Vernon. (Telus photo)

Telus maintenance affects thousands in Okanagan

Maintenance work being done in Vernon and Kelowna

Scheduled maintenance work is affecting thousand of Telus customers in Vernon. (Telus photo)
Vernon Firehawks blockers Lauren Hoard (22) and Hailey Duff stuff a would-be kill from a Lower Mainland Ducks opponent with teammate Charlie Calvert (4) providing support during the u17 Girls Volleyball B.C. Club Championships at the Richmond Olympic Oval. (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

Vernon Firehawks blockers Lauren Hoard (22) and Hailey Duff stuff a would-be kill from a Lower Mainland Ducks opponent with teammate Charlie Calvert (4) providing support during the u17 Girls Volleyball B.C. Club Championships at the Richmond Olympic Oval. (Jenni Duff photo)
The Kelowna Raiders (black jerseys) exploded for nine goals in the final 20 minutes to beat the hometown Vernon Tigers 15-9 in Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League exhibition play Saturday, April 16, at Kal Tire Place North. The league is back after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. (Morning Star - file photo)

Kelowna Raiders outgun Vernon Tigers

Visiting Raiders score nine in final period for 15-9 Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League pre-season win

The Kelowna Raiders (black jerseys) exploded for nine goals in the final 20 minutes to beat the hometown Vernon Tigers 15-9 in Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League exhibition play Saturday, April 16, at Kal Tire Place North. The league is back after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. (Morning Star - file photo)
The Vernon Psaya are the champions of the Fraser Valley Ringette Association’s U12 Year End Event in Langley. The Psaya went undefeated in the three-day tournament. The Vernon Thunderbirds won the bronze medal. (Contributed)

Vernon ringette teams first, third at year-end event in Langley

Vernon Psaya goes undefeated to win gold; Vernon Thunderbirds capture bronze

The Vernon Psaya are the champions of the Fraser Valley Ringette Association’s U12 Year End Event in Langley. The Psaya went undefeated in the three-day tournament. The Vernon Thunderbirds won the bronze medal. (Contributed)
Luke Pakulak (29) celebrates the first of his two goals on the night with teammate Zack Tonelli as the Vernon Vipers rolled to a 10-3 thumping of the Trail Smoke Eaters in the team’s final BCHL regular-season game Wednesday, March 23, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)

Vernon Vipers grill Trail Smoke Eaters

Snakes erupt for season-high 10 goals in 10-3 win in BCHL play Wednesday at Kal Tire Place

Luke Pakulak (29) celebrates the first of his two goals on the night with teammate Zack Tonelli as the Vernon Vipers rolled to a 10-3 thumping of the Trail Smoke Eaters in the team’s final BCHL regular-season game Wednesday, March 23, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)
Former Vernon Vipers goalie Andrew Hammond (right) is interviewed by Morning Star sports editor after helping win the Vipers win the B.C. Hockey League Fred Page Cup title in 2009. Hammond was traded by the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens Monday – Trade Deadline Day – to the New Jersey Devils. (Morning Star - file photo)

Habs deal former Vernon Vipers goalie on Trade Deadline Day

Andrew Hammond went 3-0 as a Habs starter until suffering injury; dealt to New Jersey Devils

Former Vernon Vipers goalie Andrew Hammond (right) is interviewed by Morning Star sports editor after helping win the Vipers win the B.C. Hockey League Fred Page Cup title in 2009. Hammond was traded by the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens Monday – Trade Deadline Day – to the New Jersey Devils. (Morning Star - file photo)
The Lumby Stars won the five-team U18 Female Division of the 24th annual Richmond Ravens Ice Classic hockey tournament Sunday, March 20. The Stars defeated the Yukon Wild 6-1 in the final. It was the only goal scored on the Stars in five games. (Facebook photo)

Lumby U18 females Stars of Richmond tourney

Stars win Richmond Ravens Ice Classic; North OK Knights fall in district U15 rec final; Jr. Snakes winners

The Lumby Stars won the five-team U18 Female Division of the 24th annual Richmond Ravens Ice Classic hockey tournament Sunday, March 20. The Stars defeated the Yukon Wild 6-1 in the final. It was the only goal scored on the Stars in five games. (Facebook photo)
After two years in dry dock due to COVID, the Okanagan Quality Life Society will again take out adults with disabilities, seniors in care residences and seniors facilities members for hour-long boat rides on Okanagan Lake starting June 1. (Morning Star - file photo)

Heaven Can Wait to sail again on Vernon arm of Okanagan Lake

Programs offers boat rides to seniors, shut-ins and seniors with disabilities on Okanagan Lake

After two years in dry dock due to COVID, the Okanagan Quality Life Society will again take out adults with disabilities, seniors in care residences and seniors facilities members for hour-long boat rides on Okanagan Lake starting June 1. (Morning Star - file photo)
Vernon Vipers forward Cameron MacDonald (right) speeds away from a falling Christophe Farmer of the West Kelowna Warriors in BCHL action Sunday, March 20, in West Kelowna. The Warriors dumped Vernon 6-1. (Tami Quan Photography)

UPDATE: West Kelowna Warriors thump Vernon Vipers in first-round playoff preview

Warriors’ 6-1 win Sunday at home means they’ll face the Vipers in the opening round of BCHL post-season

Vernon Vipers forward Cameron MacDonald (right) speeds away from a falling Christophe Farmer of the West Kelowna Warriors in BCHL action Sunday, March 20, in West Kelowna. The Warriors dumped Vernon 6-1. (Tami Quan Photography)
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP crime analyst Kathryn Jacobson (second from left) is presented the B.C. RCMP Criminal Analysis Program’s Most Hardworking Individual award from program manager Jorda Metcalfe (left), and receives congratulations from Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming and Vernon North Okanagan RCMP Supt. Shawna Baher. (City of Vernon photo)

Hard work pays off for North Okanagan crime analyst

Kathryn Jacobson, sole analyst for the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP, wins provincial honour from peers

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP crime analyst Kathryn Jacobson (second from left) is presented the B.C. RCMP Criminal Analysis Program’s Most Hardworking Individual award from program manager Jorda Metcalfe (left), and receives congratulations from Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming and Vernon North Okanagan RCMP Supt. Shawna Baher. (City of Vernon photo)
The ninth annual Cheese… It’s Natural celebration takes place Saturday, March 19, in Armstrong at the Hassen Arena. (Morning Star - file photo)

No holes in North Okanagan cheese festival

Ninth annual Cheese…It’s a Natural celebration set for Saturday, March 19, in Armstrong

The ninth annual Cheese… It’s Natural celebration takes place Saturday, March 19, in Armstrong at the Hassen Arena. (Morning Star - file photo)
Work on the new Coldstream Station for the Okanagan Rail Trail on Kalamalka Road is slated to begin Monday, March 14. (Google Maps photo)

Okanagan rail trail station construction on track

When finished before the summer season, station will provide area with access to Okanagan Rail Trail

Work on the new Coldstream Station for the Okanagan Rail Trail on Kalamalka Road is slated to begin Monday, March 14. (Google Maps photo)
Spallumcheen’s Ina Forrest and Team Canada will play for a wheelchair curling medal at the Beijing Paralympics after a come-from-behind 7-6 win over Norway Thursday, March 9. (Angela Burger Photo)

Spallumcheen wheelchair curler playing for Paralympics medal

Ina Forrest and Team Canada qualify for final four in Beijing; Lumby’s Logan Leach has DNF in Para Alpine event

Spallumcheen’s Ina Forrest and Team Canada will play for a wheelchair curling medal at the Beijing Paralympics after a come-from-behind 7-6 win over Norway Thursday, March 9. (Angela Burger Photo)
Vernon’s Gerrit van Soest placed sixth overall in the super giant slalom at the FIS World Youth Alpine Ski championships in Invermere at Panorama Resort. (Contributed)

Vernon skier cracks top-7 at world championships

Gerrit Van Soest, 20, finishes sixth in super giant slalom at World Youth Alpine Ski championships in Invermere

Vernon’s Gerrit van Soest placed sixth overall in the super giant slalom at the FIS World Youth Alpine Ski championships in Invermere at Panorama Resort. (Contributed)
Spallumcheen's Ina Forrest takes aim during a wheelchair curling round-robin match Tuesday, March 8, against South Korea at the 2022 Paralympics in Beijing. (Angela Burger Photo)

North Okanagan curler, Canada in mid-week Paralympic funk

Ina Forrest and Canadian wheelchair curling team in three-game losing slide at Beijing

Spallumcheen's Ina Forrest takes aim during a wheelchair curling round-robin match Tuesday, March 8, against South Korea at the 2022 Paralympics in Beijing. (Angela Burger Photo)
Lumby’s Logan Leach (right) and guide Julien Petit finished sixth in Monday’s men’s super combined visually impaired race at the 2022 Beijing Paralympics. (paralympic.ca photo)

Lumby’s Leach sixth in Paralympics’ super combined ski race

Logan Leach, youngest Team Canada member at 19, and guide Julien Petit continue to impress

Lumby’s Logan Leach (right) and guide Julien Petit finished sixth in Monday’s men’s super combined visually impaired race at the 2022 Beijing Paralympics. (paralympic.ca photo)
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