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The Canadian Cross Country Championships come to Abbotsford’s Clearbrook Park on Saturday. (Athletics Canada photo)

Canadian Cross Country Championships in Abbotsford on Saturday

Hundreds of the best runners in the country competing at Clearbrook Park

The Canadian Cross Country Championships come to Abbotsford’s Clearbrook Park on Saturday. (Athletics Canada photo)
North Okanagan Knights (dark) defeated the Princeton Posse 6-4 in KIJHL action Tuesday in Armstrong. (Morning Star - file photo)

North Okanagan Knights hold off late Posse rally

Knights give up three goals in 2:27, need empty-netter to secure 6-4 win over Princeton

North Okanagan Knights (dark) defeated the Princeton Posse 6-4 in KIJHL action Tuesday in Armstrong. (Morning Star - file photo)
Cloverdale’s Holly Speers opened up the scoring for Team Canada. (WBSC video screengrab)

Team Canada step closer to Olympics after beating Puerto Rico

‘Super Round’ games to be played tomorrow at South Surrey’s Softball City

Cloverdale’s Holly Speers opened up the scoring for Team Canada. (WBSC video screengrab)
From left to right: Sasha Melo, Kaitlyn Pittendreigh and Madison Matheis put their game faces on as they got ready to roll in the kids Piccolofondo race on Saturday as part of the 2019 Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan. (Brennan Phillips — Western News)

Granfondo cycles through the South Okanagan and towards 10th anniversary

The ninth year of the cycling competition saw 2820 riders tour the South Okanagan

From left to right: Sasha Melo, Kaitlyn Pittendreigh and Madison Matheis put their game faces on as they got ready to roll in the kids Piccolofondo race on Saturday as part of the 2019 Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan. (Brennan Phillips — Western News)
An estimated 2,500 riders will take part in this weekend’s Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan. (Western News file photo)

2,500 cyclists ready to take the South Okanagan roads for Granfondo

The Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan takes place this weekend

An estimated 2,500 riders will take part in this weekend’s Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan. (Western News file photo)
Okanagan fighter a welterweight champ

Okanagan fighter a welterweight champ

Unity fighter in Vancouver against Hugh Gleeson, the top-rated welterweight in Canada in amateur MMA

Okanagan fighter a welterweight champ
Canada forward Natalie Spooner moves the puck against Sweden during the second period of 2018 Four Nations Cup preliminary game in Saskatoon on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Natalie Spooner dreams of a day when women’s professional hockey players won’t have to rush home from work to make it to practice. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards)

Top women’s hockey player Natalie Spooner coming to the Okanagan

Natalie Spooner special guest at annual Grindstone Award Foundation charity weekend in Kelowna

Canada forward Natalie Spooner moves the puck against Sweden during the second period of 2018 Four Nations Cup preliminary game in Saskatoon on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Natalie Spooner dreams of a day when women’s professional hockey players won’t have to rush home from work to make it to practice. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards)
Bulls take revenge at South Okanagan rodeo

Bulls take revenge at South Okanagan rodeo

Keremeos Elks Rodeo packs ‘em in for some high flying fun

Bulls take revenge at South Okanagan rodeo
(Submitted photo)

Big White will host inaugural Women’s Slopestyle Tour

Bike park announces new events, more accessible trail for 2019 season

(Submitted photo)
Lindsey Alguire (Lil’ Whipper Snipper) from the Penticton Pistoleras and Christine David (Roll N Loki) from Kootenay Coalition during roller derby action at the Penticton Curling Club last year. (Western News file photo)

May the 4th be rolling with you in Penticton

The South Okanagan Roller Derby is holding a friendly mash-up scrimmage on May 4th.

Lindsey Alguire (Lil’ Whipper Snipper) from the Penticton Pistoleras and Christine David (Roll N Loki) from Kootenay Coalition during roller derby action at the Penticton Curling Club last year. (Western News file photo)
Photos: Saddle broncs and bullriders raise the dust in Similkameen

Photos: Saddle broncs and bullriders raise the dust in Similkameen

The 54th annual Chopaka Easter Jackpot Rodeo took place near Keremeos Sunday

Photos: Saddle broncs and bullriders raise the dust in Similkameen
A car crashes through a camper during one a Flying Day of Destruction, one of the special events held throughout the racing season at Penticton Speedway. (Steve Kidd – Western News)

Penticton Speedway revved up to celebrate 50 years

The season will see go-carts and new races in part of its 50th anniversary

A car crashes through a camper during one a Flying Day of Destruction, one of the special events held throughout the racing season at Penticton Speedway. (Steve Kidd – Western News)
The Skaha Underdogs enjoy a smooth sail in the summer of 2018. (Don Mulhall photo)

Upcoming opportunities for dragon boat paddling in Penticton

Beginners can learn the ropes of the sport, compete in Okanagan Super Sprints

The Skaha Underdogs enjoy a smooth sail in the summer of 2018. (Don Mulhall photo)
Sue Wooster, of Australia, is the two-time defending champion of the Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur and Senior Championships. The event will be hosted at the Osoyoos Golf Club this summer and Wooster is expected to return. (Claus Andersen - Golf Canada)

South Okanagan to host major national golf event

The Osoyoos Golf Club hosts the Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur and Senior Championships

Sue Wooster, of Australia, is the two-time defending champion of the Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur and Senior Championships. The event will be hosted at the Osoyoos Golf Club this summer and Wooster is expected to return. (Claus Andersen - Golf Canada)
Vancouver Canucks Henrik Sedin (33) and his brother and teammate Daniel Sedin (22) look on from the bench during second period NHL action against the Las Vegas Knights at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Sedin twins, NHL ref among 2019 BC Hockey Hall of Fame inductees

Former Vancouver Canucks players Henrik and Daniel Sedin will be inducted this summer in Penticton

  • Mar 18, 2019
Vancouver Canucks Henrik Sedin (33) and his brother and teammate Daniel Sedin (22) look on from the bench during second period NHL action against the Las Vegas Knights at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Slackcountry Cup competitors shred the unshredded on Okanagan ski hill

Slackcountry Cup competitors shred the unshredded on Okanagan ski hill

The fifth year of the competition on the slopes of Baldy Mountain is this weekend.

  • Mar 17, 2019
Slackcountry Cup competitors shred the unshredded on Okanagan ski hill
Summerland’s Heming Sola stands at the top of the podium after winning gold in the alpine skiiing slalom event at the Canada Winter Games. (Submitted photo)

South Okanagan athletes bring home medals from Canada Winter Games

Athletes set a new record for Team BC in gold medals at the Canada Winter Games

Summerland’s Heming Sola stands at the top of the podium after winning gold in the alpine skiiing slalom event at the Canada Winter Games. (Submitted photo)
South Okanagan MMA fighter prepares to defend his title

South Okanagan MMA fighter prepares to defend his title

Marlan “Pretty Boy” Hall is current BFL amateur featherweight champion

South Okanagan MMA fighter prepares to defend his title
Canada defeat Switzerland to retain world junior men’s title Saturday morning in Nova Scotia. (Richard Gray/WCF)

B.C.-based ‘Team Tardi’ brings home gold in junior curling worlds

In a 9-4 victory over Switzerland, a Langley-based curling team earned its 2nd straight world title

Canada defeat Switzerland to retain world junior men’s title Saturday morning in Nova Scotia. (Richard Gray/WCF)
Jamison Ladd penned a letter to his coaches announcing that he was quitting the team after he said bullying was not properly addressed.

13-year-old B.C. hockey player quits team over bullying

Jamison Ladd penned a letter alleging that coaches did not do enough to resolve harassment

Jamison Ladd penned a letter to his coaches announcing that he was quitting the team after he said bullying was not properly addressed.