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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)
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 incident in Okanagan

Child dies in boating incident in Okanagan

A North Vancouver family was boating on Kalamalka Lake in Vernon when the incident occured

Child dies in boating incident in Okanagan
FILE — Grad clothing scams are ramping up.

Graduates and brides to be, don’t get scammed

BBB reminds you to do your homework when searching for the right dress for the occasion.

FILE — Grad clothing scams are ramping up.
The Littlest Hobo: London.

Bidding an emotional farewell to the Kootenays

They made me an offer I couldn’t refuse.

The Littlest Hobo: London.
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)
John White: We need more than a bandage for this wound

John White: We need more than a bandage for this wound

It does nothing to address the lack of actual ambulances in the West Kootenay.

John White: We need more than a bandage for this wound
STARS could work in B.C. in time

STARS could work in B.C. in time

Experts say it would take a significant political push and a hybrid approach to launch STARS in B.C.

STARS could work in B.C. in time
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Ninety per cent of rural Alberta municipalities help fund STARS air ambulance. (File photo by Advocate staff)

John White: Looking to the STARS for a solution

B.C. just needs to reach out to get the ball rolling

Ninety per cent of rural Alberta municipalities help fund STARS air ambulance. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Rod Serling would likely look at today’s reality and think it was far-fetched. (Wikipedia)

John White: Fiction couldn’t come close to truth in the Awful Office

Picture squiggly lines waving back and forth in front of you as we shift to another dimension.

Rod Serling would likely look at today’s reality and think it was far-fetched. (Wikipedia)
FILE — Nitehawks captain Sam Swanson is consoled by teammates on the bench after the handshakes. (John K. White/Castlegar News)
FILE — Nitehawks captain Sam Swanson is consoled by teammates on the bench after the handshakes. (John K. White/Castlegar News)
Referee Ryan Blake makes a nice hit on a Rebels player from behind. I’m not even joking. (John K. White/Castlegar News)

John White: KIJHL must introduce two-ref system

I knew something was amiss when I saw 2:00 pop up on the penalty slot.

Referee Ryan Blake makes a nice hit on a Rebels player from behind. I’m not even joking. (John K. White/Castlegar News)
FILE — Celgar BE SEEN campaign team members (from left) Sandy Hinter, Mark Goebel and Rose Leslie visited the Selkirk College Castlegar Campus at the end of October to talk to students and staff about safety on area roadways. The company handed out more than 300 reflective armbands that are aimed at increasing pedestrian visibility. (Selkirk College)

John White: No excuse for dark highway walking without reflectors

The pedestrian in question was breaking all of the rules of pedestrianing.

FILE — Celgar BE SEEN campaign team members (from left) Sandy Hinter, Mark Goebel and Rose Leslie visited the Selkirk College Castlegar Campus at the end of October to talk to students and staff about safety on area roadways. The company handed out more than 300 reflective armbands that are aimed at increasing pedestrian visibility. (Selkirk College)
Poll question: Would you like to see ride-hailing services in Rossland?

Poll question: Would you like to see ride-hailing services in Rossland?

The province is expected to introduce ride-hailing legislation in the fall.

Poll question: Would you like to see ride-hailing services in Rossland?
John White: Scumbag Brain makes its most unwelcome return

John White: Scumbag Brain makes its most unwelcome return

I’ve been suffering from sporadic insomnia thanks to sinus migraines over the last couple of weeks.

John White: Scumbag Brain makes its most unwelcome return
Poll question: Have you witnessed referee abuse at a minor hockey event this season?

Poll question: Have you witnessed referee abuse at a minor hockey event this season?

Have you witnessed referee abuse at a minor hockey event this season?

Poll question: Have you witnessed referee abuse at a minor hockey event this season?
Andrea Ryman demonstrates the new Destination Castlegar website events calendar tool. (John K. White/Castlegar News)

John White: Community comes together to maximize event successes

Andrea Ryman from Destination Castlegar was the driving force behind the movement.

Andrea Ryman demonstrates the new Destination Castlegar website events calendar tool. (John K. White/Castlegar News)