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Jim Cotter’s front end of second Tyrel Griffith (left) and Rick Sawatsky sweep a rock to the rings at the Tim Hortons Brier Canadian Men’s Curling Championships in Brandon. (Michael Burns - Curling Canada)

Brier ends with loss for B.C. rink

Jim Cotter’s team falls 6-5 to Saskatchewan to finish eighth at Canadian men’s curling championships

Jim Cotter’s front end of second Tyrel Griffith (left) and Rick Sawatsky sweep a rock to the rings at the Tim Hortons Brier Canadian Men’s Curling Championships in Brandon. (Michael Burns - Curling Canada)
Skip Jim Cotter of Vernon suffered his third straight loss at the Tim Hortons Brier Canadian Men’s Curling Championships in Brandon Thursday, eliminating the eight-time Brier participant from championship contention. (Black Press - file photo)

B.C. rink eliminated at Brier

Vernon’s Jim Cotter rink suffers 8-3 loss to Wild Card team; third straight defeat for B.C. champ s

Skip Jim Cotter of Vernon suffered his third straight loss at the Tim Hortons Brier Canadian Men’s Curling Championships in Brandon Thursday, eliminating the eight-time Brier participant from championship contention. (Black Press - file photo)
B.C. third Steve Laycock (left) and skip Jim Cotter discuss shot options during the opening round of the championship pool Thursday at the Tim Hortons Brier Canadian Men’s Curling Championship in Brandon. The B.C. champs lost 11-5 to undefeated Brad Jacobs of Northern Ontario. (Michael Burns - Curling Canada)

B.C. rink clinging to hope at Brier

Vernon’s Jim Cotter suffers 11-5 loss to undefeated Brad Jacobs of Northern Ontario Thursday

B.C. third Steve Laycock (left) and skip Jim Cotter discuss shot options during the opening round of the championship pool Thursday at the Tim Hortons Brier Canadian Men’s Curling Championship in Brandon. The B.C. champs lost 11-5 to undefeated Brad Jacobs of Northern Ontario. (Michael Burns - Curling Canada)
Despite a final preliminary round loss, Vernon’s Jim Cotter is advancing to the championship pool at the Tim Hortons Brier Canadian Men’s Curling Championships in Brandon. (Tracey Roberts - photo)

B.C. rink advances to Brier championship pool

Vernon’s Jim Cotter loses final round-robin game, 10-9, to Ontario; advances along with seven others

Despite a final preliminary round loss, Vernon’s Jim Cotter is advancing to the championship pool at the Tim Hortons Brier Canadian Men’s Curling Championships in Brandon. (Tracey Roberts - photo)
B.C. rink in position to advance at Brier

B.C. rink in position to advance at Brier

Jim Cotter improved to 4-2 Wednesday; can clinch spot in next round with win or Nova Scotia loss

B.C. rink in position to advance at Brier
Vernon’s Jim Cotter rink got back on the winning track Monday night at the Tim Hortons Brier in Brandon, edging New Brunswick 7-6 to improve to 3-1. (Morning Star - file photo)

B.C. rink edges New Brunswick at Brier

Jim Cotter’s Vernon squad improves to 3-1 after suffering first defeat earlier in the day

Vernon’s Jim Cotter rink got back on the winning track Monday night at the Tim Hortons Brier in Brandon, edging New Brunswick 7-6 to improve to 3-1. (Morning Star - file photo)
B.C. rink tastes Brier defeat

B.C. rink tastes Brier defeat

Defending champs Team Canada roll past Jim Cotter’s Vernon rink 10-4 Monday morning in Brandon

B.C. rink tastes Brier defeat
Vernon’s Jim Cotter defeated Nunavut 10-4 Sunday afternoon to improve to 2-0 at the Tim Hortons Brier Canadian Men’s Curling Championship in Brandon. (file photo)

B.C. rink rolling at the Brier

Vernon’s Jim Cotter improves to 2-0 with big win over Nunavut

Vernon’s Jim Cotter defeated Nunavut 10-4 Sunday afternoon to improve to 2-0 at the Tim Hortons Brier Canadian Men’s Curling Championship in Brandon. (file photo)
Vernon’s Jim Cotter defeated Nova Scotia 8-7 in an extra end in their opening game at the Tim Hortons Brier Canadian Men’s Curling Championships in Brandon Saturday. (Lindsay Chung photo)

B.C. rink wins opening game at Brier

Jim Cotter’s Okanagan-Saskatoon foursome uses last rock to edge Nova Scotia 8-7; play Nunavut today

Vernon’s Jim Cotter defeated Nova Scotia 8-7 in an extra end in their opening game at the Tim Hortons Brier Canadian Men’s Curling Championships in Brandon Saturday. (Lindsay Chung photo)
Special Olympic BC Winter Games 2019 opening ceremony. (Brieanna Charlebois - Morning Star)

Special Olympics BC Winter Games a success

Top performers from the SOBC Games in Vernon qualified for spots on Team BC, members to be announced.

Special Olympic BC Winter Games 2019 opening ceremony. (Brieanna Charlebois - Morning Star)
Special Olympics B.C. Games a huge hit

Special Olympics B.C. Games a huge hit

Winter Games in Vernon an overwhelming success for 800 athletes/coaches, 1,000-plus volunteers

Special Olympics B.C. Games a huge hit
Engineering doctoral student George Luka says there is an urgent need to develop a fast, flexible, accurate and real-time detection tool to meet the challenge of protecting water consumers. (UBC photo)

UBC researchers develop inexpensive tool to test drinking water

The tricoder can test for biological contamination in real-time

Engineering doctoral student George Luka says there is an urgent need to develop a fast, flexible, accurate and real-time detection tool to meet the challenge of protecting water consumers. (UBC photo)
RCMP seek kids’ help in naming new police dogs

RCMP seek kids’ help in naming new police dogs

Contest winners and names will be announced April 30.

RCMP seek kids’ help in naming new police dogs
Hot air balloon crashes into power line during B.C. carnival

Hot air balloon crashes into power line during B.C. carnival

There were no major injuries reported in the incident near Vernon

Hot air balloon crashes into power line during B.C. carnival
Denied application forces cancellation of The Game’s Canadian tour

Denied application forces cancellation of The Game’s Canadian tour

The required temporary residence permit was denied by the federal government

Denied application forces cancellation of The Game’s Canadian tour
Kamloops man latest Lotto Max winner

Kamloops man latest Lotto Max winner

Lotto Max quick pick makes Joseph Kristmanson $1 million richer

Kamloops man latest Lotto Max winner
RCMP, civilian vehicles rammed in North Okanagan incident

RCMP, civilian vehicles rammed in North Okanagan incident

Police attempt to stop truck near Enderby, thought to be tied to alleged Salmon Arm armed robbery

RCMP, civilian vehicles rammed in North Okanagan incident
Team B.C. names Canada Winter Games hockey roster

Team B.C. names Canada Winter Games hockey roster

A total of 19 players from Western Hockey League or WHL drafts heading to Red Deer

Team B.C. names Canada Winter Games hockey roster
Dispute over hidden camera sex in B.C. fire chief’s office

Dispute over hidden camera sex in B.C. fire chief’s office

Hidden camera in chief’s Vernon office captures sexual romp between two employees

Dispute over hidden camera sex in B.C. fire chief’s office
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP talk to one of the last residents of a homeless camp off Highway 97 in Vernon. (Morning Star file photo)

Stories unite Canadians on homelessness action: UBC study

A University of British Columba study says Canadians value stories over statistics

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP talk to one of the last residents of a homeless camp off Highway 97 in Vernon. (Morning Star file photo)