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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

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

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

A man in an orange tuxedo who said he was Jim Carrey’s character in the movie Dumb and Dumber was one of more than 40 participants in a Halloween paddle on Kal Lake Sunday afternoon, Oct. 31. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

PHOTOS: 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

A man in an orange tuxedo who said he was Jim Carrey’s character in the movie Dumb and Dumber was one of more than 40 participants in a Halloween paddle on Kal Lake Sunday afternoon, Oct. 31. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
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)
Splashing around in the lake (Randy Lindeboom/Facebook)

B.C.’s heat wave has drawn to a close, but pets still need to be kept cool

The BC SPCA has seen record numbers of heat exhaustion in pets over the past few weeks

Splashing around in the lake (Randy Lindeboom/Facebook)
Skip Bartholomew’s sons, Stephen, current production manager (left) and Josh, current controller (C) with current Wayside owner Neil Perry. Overlooking tables of memories that have been collected and preserved over the past 100 years.

PHOTOS: A century of service from Wayside in Vernon

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

Skip Bartholomew’s sons, Stephen, current production manager (left) and Josh, current controller (C) with current Wayside owner Neil Perry. Overlooking tables of memories that have been collected and preserved over the past 100 years.
Heavy police presence at Rutland home on Sunday (Tammy Kasper/Contributed).

Heavy police presence at Rutland home

A concerned neighbour posts pictures to Facebook about police, ERT at the home on Sunday morning

Heavy police presence at Rutland home on Sunday (Tammy Kasper/Contributed).
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)
The 3rd annual Battle of the Vines wine competition kicks off on Sunday, April 25 at The View Winery and Vineyard in Kelowna. (Amandalina Letterio - Capital News)

PHOTOS: Okanagan wines go head to head

The 3rd annual Battle of the Wines kicks off Sunday with sparkling wine and oysters

The 3rd annual Battle of the Vines wine competition kicks off on Sunday, April 25 at The View Winery and Vineyard in Kelowna. (Amandalina Letterio - Capital News)
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)
Crews continue battling a fire at Rutland’s Olympia Greek Taverna that broke out late on the night of Oct. 6 on the morning of Oct. 7. The restaurant, which had been in the community for more than 50 years, was a total loss. Owners Mike and Chris Koutsantonis plan to rebuild, though how or when is still to be determined. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

2020 in photos: A year through the lenses of the Kelowna Capital News

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

Crews continue battling a fire at Rutland’s Olympia Greek Taverna that broke out late on the night of Oct. 6 on the morning of Oct. 7. The restaurant, which had been in the community for more than 50 years, was a total loss. Owners Mike and Chris Koutsantonis plan to rebuild, though how or when is still to be determined. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
A TV screen shows images of U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden during a news program, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Trump prematurely claims victory as world waits nervously, impatiently for U.S. vote count

The lack of result in the U.S. election was not that surprising to experts

A TV screen shows images of U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden during a news program, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Sven Spichiger, Washington State Department of Agriculture managing entomologist, smiles as he walks with a canister of Asian giant hornets vacuumed from a nest in a tree behind him Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Blaine, Wash. Scientists in Washington state discovered the first nest earlier in the week of so-called murder hornets in the United States and worked to wipe it out Saturday morning to protect native honeybees. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Sven Spichiger, Washington State Department of Agriculture managing entomologist, smiles as he walks with a canister of Asian giant hornets vacuumed from a nest in a tree behind him Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Blaine, Wash. Scientists in Washington state discovered the first nest earlier in the week of so-called murder hornets in the United States and worked to wipe it out Saturday morning to protect native honeybees. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Karin Fulcher holds her kittens Pinot and Grigio during a small physically-distanced outdoor service and pet blessing ceremony to mark St. Francis Day, at St John’s Shaughnessy Anglican Church in Vancouver, on Sunday, October 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

PHOTOS: B.C. priests host drive-thru pet blessings to mark St. Francis Day

St. John’s Shaughnessy Church in Vancouver commemorated St. Francis Day

Karin Fulcher holds her kittens Pinot and Grigio during a small physically-distanced outdoor service and pet blessing ceremony to mark St. Francis Day, at St John’s Shaughnessy Anglican Church in Vancouver, on Sunday, October 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Murakami Family in Greenwood in BC’s Interior: (MURAKAMI, KIMIKO, RICHARD, MARY, ROSE, VIOLET AND ALICE) (This archival photo is featured in the “Broken Promises” exhibit opening at the NNMCC on Sept. 26, 2020) 2004-005-038. Image courtesy of Salt Spring Island Archives.

PHOTOS: Gallery explores ‘broken promises’ during Japanese Canadian internment in 1940s

‘Broken Promises’ to acknowledge the thousands of Japanese Canadians who faced dispossession

The Murakami Family in Greenwood in BC’s Interior: (MURAKAMI, KIMIKO, RICHARD, MARY, ROSE, VIOLET AND ALICE) (This archival photo is featured in the “Broken Promises” exhibit opening at the NNMCC on Sept. 26, 2020) 2004-005-038. Image courtesy of Salt Spring Island Archives.
Carver Ryan Villiers puts finishing touches on the lifelike chainsaw carving of John J. Rambo (played by Sylvester Stallone) before it was installed at Hope’s Memorial Park Aug. 14, 2020. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Sylvester Stallone gives shout-out to new Rambo chainsaw carving in Hope, B.C.

Sylvester Stallone, the star behind John J. Rambo, “very proud” of newly installed red cedar work

Carver Ryan Villiers puts finishing touches on the lifelike chainsaw carving of John J. Rambo (played by Sylvester Stallone) before it was installed at Hope’s Memorial Park Aug. 14, 2020. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)