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Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil and Team Canada fell 3-0 to Sweden in its opening match Thursday, Nov. 25, at the Davis Cup by Rakuten Tennis Finals in Madrid, Spain. (AP File Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Okanagan tennis player and Canada teammates fall 3-0 in Davis Cup opener

Vasek Pospisil lost in both singles and doubles action Thursday, Nov. 25, in Madrid

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil and Team Canada fell 3-0 to Sweden in its opening match Thursday, Nov. 25, at the Davis Cup by Rakuten Tennis Finals in Madrid, Spain. (AP File Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Opening day changes to Friday. (Big White)

Big White delays opening day

Opening day will now be Friday Nov. 26

Opening day changes to Friday. (Big White)
(Black Press file photo)
(Black Press file photo)
Winner Brian Noble. (BC Lotto)

West Kelowna man $25,000 richer

Brian Noble won the money on a Keno ticket

Winner Brian Noble. (BC Lotto)
Police pup in training: Nugget. RCMP photo

Police dog bite during Enderby arrest draws watchdog

Independent Investigations Office of B.C. looking into handling of situation at home near Enderby Nov. 11

Police pup in training: Nugget. RCMP photo
(Pixabay)

Strong winds forecast for the Okanagan – Shuswap

Winds gusting up to 70 km/hr are anticipated

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Seaton Sonics middle Novah Gardner (11, right) gets the ball past her counterpart with the Kalamalka Lakers, Aimee Skinner, during round-robin play at the 29th annual Fulton Maroons senior girls high school volleyball tournament Friday, Nov. 5. The Sonics won the eight-team event. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

PHOTOS: Okanagan senior girls volleyball stars featured at Vernon tourney

Sonics sweep Valleyview of Kamloops at 29th annual Fulton Maroons event; hosts finish third out of eight

Seaton Sonics middle Novah Gardner (11, right) gets the ball past her counterpart with the Kalamalka Lakers, Aimee Skinner, during round-robin play at the 29th annual Fulton Maroons senior girls high school volleyball tournament Friday, Nov. 5. The Sonics won the eight-team event. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Eye witness video posted to social media shows a funnel cloud forming near Vancouver’s North Shore. (@lil.IVN/Twitter)

VIDEO: Tornado warning issued for Vancouver’s North Shore

Environment Canada said the situation is “dangerous and potentially life-threatening”

Eye witness video posted to social media shows a funnel cloud forming near Vancouver’s North Shore. (@lil.IVN/Twitter)
The Okanagan Military Tattoo writes that most of today’s Halloween traditions have their roots in ancient Scotland. (Contributed)

Halloween’s traditions come from Scotland

The Okanagan Military Tattoo provides a brief history, complete with excerpt from Robbie Burns poem

The Okanagan Military Tattoo writes that most of today’s Halloween traditions have their roots in ancient Scotland. (Contributed)
A smaller jumping spider displays the freeze and retreat response when faced with a deceased predator. (Daniela Roessler/Twitter)

It’s not just you, study finds even some spiders have arachnophobia

Jumping spiders displayed fear behaviours when confronted with specimens of larger spiders

A smaller jumping spider displays the freeze and retreat response when faced with a deceased predator. (Daniela Roessler/Twitter)
The Coquihalla Highway is set to see 10 to 20 cm of snow starting Tuesday, Oct. 26. (Photo - DriveBC)

Up to 20 cm of snow expected for Coquihalla Highway

In a statement, Environment Canada said 10 to 20 cm are expected Tuesday night through Wednesday

The Coquihalla Highway is set to see 10 to 20 cm of snow starting Tuesday, Oct. 26. (Photo - DriveBC)
Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil has been named to the Canadian team that will represent the country at the Davis Cup Championships in Spain in November. It’s the 21st time Pospisil has represented Canada in Davis Cup competition. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

B.C. player named to Canada’s Davis Cup tennis squad

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil will be the veteran of five-man team heading to Spain

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil has been named to the Canadian team that will represent the country at the Davis Cup Championships in Spain in November. It’s the 21st time Pospisil has represented Canada in Davis Cup competition. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Spallumcheen’s Ina Forrest and Team Canada got into the win column with a pair of victories Sunday, Oct. 24, at the World Wheelchair Curling Championships in Beijing. The event is being held at the same venue that will host the sport at the 2022 Paralympics. (Team Canada Photo)

B.C. curler helps Canada win at World Wheelchair championships

Three-time world champ Ina Forrest of Spallumcheen scores wins over Switzerland and host China Sunday, Oct. 24

Spallumcheen’s Ina Forrest and Team Canada got into the win column with a pair of victories Sunday, Oct. 24, at the World Wheelchair Curling Championships in Beijing. The event is being held at the same venue that will host the sport at the 2022 Paralympics. (Team Canada Photo)
UBC’s Earthquake Engineering Research Facility demonstrates how earthquakes can cause hazards inside a home. (Black Press file photo)

Are you prepared for an earthquake? Great B.C. Shakeout promotes safety tips

Preparation is key to getting through major quakes safely

UBC’s Earthquake Engineering Research Facility demonstrates how earthquakes can cause hazards inside a home. (Black Press file photo)
Reagan Milburn of the Vernon Vipers (left) and Simon Tassy of the Salmon Arm Silverbacks both found the back of the net during Vernon’s 4-3 BCHL overtime win Saturday, Oct. 16, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)

Vernon Vipers edge Salmon Arm in BCHL home opener

Teams split weekend home-and-home series

Reagan Milburn of the Vernon Vipers (left) and Simon Tassy of the Salmon Arm Silverbacks both found the back of the net during Vernon’s 4-3 BCHL overtime win Saturday, Oct. 16, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)
Lake Country’s Block One Restaurant at 50th Parallel Winery has been named as one of the top 100 locations in Canada for outdoor dining in the first list compiled by opentable.com. (OpenTable photo)

Okanagan restaurants featured in outdoor dining top 100 list

Two from Vernon, West Kelowna and Penticton and one from Lake Country named in top 100 outdoor dining venues by opentable.com

Lake Country’s Block One Restaurant at 50th Parallel Winery has been named as one of the top 100 locations in Canada for outdoor dining in the first list compiled by opentable.com. (OpenTable photo)
Lake Country’s Block One Restaurant at 50th Parallel Winery has been named as one of the top 100 locations in Canada for outdoor dining in the first list compiled by opentable.com. (OpenTable photo)

Okanagan restaurants featured in outdoor dining top 100 list

Two from Vernon, West Kelowna and Penticton and one from Lake Country named in top 100 outdoor dining venues by opentable.com

Lake Country’s Block One Restaurant at 50th Parallel Winery has been named as one of the top 100 locations in Canada for outdoor dining in the first list compiled by opentable.com. (OpenTable photo)
Police are warning the public to be aware of hang-up delay fraud. (Black Press file photo)

B.C. couple stands to lose $500k from hang-up delay phone scam

Police advise the public not to transfer funds to unknown individuals over phone or email

Police are warning the public to be aware of hang-up delay fraud. (Black Press file photo)
A community group in Westside is organizing a winter clothing drive for people impacted by the White Rock Lake wildfire. Donations will be accepted. (Contributed)

Winter clothing drive warms up residents affected by large summer wildfire near Vernon

Those heavily impacted by the White Rock Lake wildfire will be able to help themselves to donated winter clothing items

A community group in Westside is organizing a winter clothing drive for people impacted by the White Rock Lake wildfire. Donations will be accepted. (Contributed)
The Baxter Bridge at the north end of Trinity Valley Road east of Enderby has been undergoing work throughout the summer and fall, preparing for a new span to be put in place. Work on the 71-year-old bridge is nearing completing. (Morning Star - file photo)

Bridgework east of Enderby nears completion

Ministry preparing to replace 71-year-old Baxter Bridge at Ashton Creek with new span

The Baxter Bridge at the north end of Trinity Valley Road east of Enderby has been undergoing work throughout the summer and fall, preparing for a new span to be put in place. Work on the 71-year-old bridge is nearing completing. (Morning Star - file photo)