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Brendan Shykora

Brendan Shykora

I started my career with the Morning Star at the age of eight as a carrier. Over time, I pursued my passion for writing and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from UBC Okanagan, majoring in English. In 2019, I graduated from the Master of Journalism program at Carleton University. During my time in the capital, I wrote feature articles about star amateur athletes for the Ottawa Sportspage, as I'm an avid sports fan. Whenever I have spare time, I enjoy reading and I like to play golf during the spring, although it's a cruel and unforgiving sport.

Phone
250-550-7921 ext 221
Email
brendan.shykora@vernonmorningstar.com

Recent Work by Brendan

Police watchdog investigating leadup to death of North Okanagan woman

Police watchdog investigating leadup to death of North Okanagan woman

The IIO says woman was found deceased on April 14, the same date that RCMP found remains of Tatjana Stefanski
Crown seeks 7-9 year jail sentence for Vernon manslaughter of Kelowna woman

Crown seeks 7-9 year jail sentence for Vernon manslaughter of Kelowna woman

Paige Courtney Howse previously pleaded guilty of manslaughter in the death of Kelowna woman Alishia Lemp
‘Justice for Tatjana’: Vigil honours memory of slain North Okanagan mother

‘Justice for Tatjana’: Vigil honours memory of slain North Okanagan mother

The release of the suspect in the death of Tatjana Stefanski has the community angry and fearful
Interior non-profits benefit from community gaming grants

Interior non-profits benefit from community gaming grants

Fifteen new capital project grants were awarded in the Interior for a total of $1.5 million
North Okanagan author in the running for prestigious non-fiction prize

North Okanagan author in the running for prestigious non-fiction prize

Emelia Symington-Fedy, who published her debut memoir Skid Dogs in 2023, has been shortlisted for the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize
B.C. wheelchair curler inducted into World Curling Hall of Fame

B.C. wheelchair curler inducted into World Curling Hall of Fame

Veron’s Sonja Gaudet won Paralympic gold in 2006, 2010 and 2014
Conservancy in the works to protect North Okanagan mountain from logging

Conservancy in the works to protect North Okanagan mountain from logging

Community advocates are looking to protect Rose Swanson Mountain, which BC Timber Sales plans to log
B.C. couple plead not guilty to neglect charges 4 years after child’s death

B.C. couple plead not guilty to neglect charges 4 years after child’s death

Brian William Harold Chciuk and Keisha Mari McCrea are charged with failure to provide necessities of life
Live grenades and over 100 firearms seized in North Okanagan police raid

Live grenades and over 100 firearms seized in North Okanagan police raid

A 38-year-old Spallumcheen man was arrested and remanded in custody
Stolen information of over 20k Interior Health employees recovered by RCMP

Stolen information of over 20k Interior Health employees recovered by RCMP

Anyone who worked for IH from 2003 and 2009 is encouraged to make contact
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